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May 2013

Vol. 18, No. 5

Monthly News Magazine for Bogue Banks Property Owners & Residents

• Power Squadron News • Turtle Tracks • Rental Signs • Property Watch • Emerald Tidings • Book Bag • Events Calendar • Mayors’ Notes Atlantic Beach Pine Knoll Shores Emerald Isle

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Contents 11 SUBSCRIPTION or CHANGE OF ADDRESS: georgia@nccoast.com Sales Director: Jamie Bailey (sales@nccoast.com) Account Executive: Ashly Willis 252-342-2334, (awillis@nccoast.com) Sales: Jasa Lewis, Anne Riggs-Gillikin Managing Editor: Amanda Dagnino Staff Writer: Josh Lambert Creative Director/Layout: Kim LaChance Graphics: Kyle Dixon, Mimi Guthrie, Erin Pallotti Production Director: Rudy Taitague Lead Pressman/Mail Center: Skip Hicks Pressman: Allen Henry, Anthony Stamper Commercial Press: Edd Moore Bindery Leader: Jason Yates Bindery Operator: Rudy Taitague Distribution Manager: Dorrie Nicholson Distribution/Mail Center: Tina Best Pre Press: Corey Giesey Business Manager: Georgia Lewis Commercial Print: Andrea Vangelist, Amy Krysa

The Island Review is published monthly (10,000 circulation) by NCCOAST Communications, Morehead City. It is direct mailed to out-of-area property owners, Emerald Isle and Pine Knoll Shores property owners and to out-of-area Atlantic Beach and Indian Beach property owners; and is distributed freely in public boxes to residents and visitors along Bogue Banks, in town halls, advertiser locations, the Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Council office and county visitor centers. The Island Review will not knowingly accept advertising judged to be misleading or in violation of the law. All parties advertised herein are subject to the Fair Housing Act and the claims represented are the sole responsibility of the advertiser. Though every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of all advertising and copy contained herein, the publisher may not be held responsible for typographical errors. NCCOAST reserves the right to refuse any advertising or editorial deemed inappropriate. Articles contained herein remain the sole responsibility of the writer. The Island Review, NCCOAST and any employees, agents, or representatives of same, may not be held responsible for any actions or consequences derived as a result of following advice or instructions contained herein. As always, consult your attorney or accountant for relevant tax, investment, and/or legal information. Entire contents, ad and graphic design copyright 2013 by NCCOAST Communications. Reproduction without the managing editor’s permission is prohibited.



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Vol. 18, Issue #5 May 2013

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

Features Book Bag......................................................................................................................................................12 Rental Signs.................................................................................................................................................14 Turtle Tracks.................................................................................................................................................26 At the Aquarium............................................................................................................................................36 Power Squadron News.................................................................................................................................43

Departments County Perspective......................................................................................................................................16 Tide Tables...................................................................................................................................................17 Chamber Connection....................................................................................................................................20 Gardenscape................................................................................................................................................41 Best Buys.....................................................................................................................................................50 Advertiser Index............................................................................................................................................53

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

On the Cover: Two-year-old Nathanael Shoffner finds the perfect spot on the beach near his family’s Emerald Isle home. (Daniel Shoffner photo)

Ad & Editorial Deadline For June 2013 Issue: May 10th

E-mail Letters to the Editor, Postcard Greetings photos, calendar listings & copy to editor@nccoast.com


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Boat Show Hits Morehead Waterfront The 2013 Crystal Coast Boat Show is scheduled to take place on the downtown Morehead City waterfront on Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19 and organizers promise to have more boats, vendors, artists, vintage automobiles and entertainment than ever before. The Crystal Coast Boat Show features both new and used boats while also showcasing a variety of marine products and services, outdoor gear, fishing tackle, outfitters, brokers, fishing clubs and resource conservation groups. The boat show is free and open to the public from 10am-5pm on Saturday and 11am-4pm on Sunday. Food and beverages will be available at the food court at Jaycee Park on the waterfront. “We have so many boats this year, we’re trying to figure out where to put them all,” said Captain Steve Miller, chairman of the Boat Show Committee. “That’s a good problem to have.” A paddleboard race will take place at 2pm on Saturday in honor of Armed Forces Day and benefiting Heroes on the Water, Camp LeJeune Chapter. Over the course of the entire weekend, Flatwaters Paddling will present free demonstrations that include stand up paddleboarding, yoga and kayak fishing. For more information or to register for the race, visit www.flatwaterspaddling.com or call 252-269-3975. Visitors are treated to an antique car show on Saturday, a pirate treasure hunt for the children, live music and entertainment and a juried art show. ARTrageous is held in partnership with the Arts Council of Carteret County and features more than 50 regional artists showing off their works in booths lining the waterfront. For information, call 252-808-0440 or visit www.crystalcoastboatshow.com.

Spring Show Back Again Juried by the Carteret County Arts and Crafts Coalition, this outdoor exhibition and sale of arts and crafts hits the Beaufort Historic Site from May 25-26. The show draws an average of 40 local artists, making it a great venue to view and purchase artwork from a variety of local artists and craftsmen in one location. And, since many of the artists will be on site, attendants have the chance for a meet and greet with these talented folks and gain some insight into their work. (cont. on page 10)



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The event runs from 10am-5pm on Saturday, May 25 and from noon to 5pm on Sunday, May 26. Admission is free. For more information, call 252-728-5225 or visit www. beauforthistoricsite.org.

Coastal Stars Quilt Show Returns Celebrating its 31st annual event, the Crystal Coast Quilters Guild (CCQG) presents the 2013 Coastal Stars Quilt Show from 9am-5pm on Friday and Saturday, May 17-18 at the Crystal Coast Civic Center. The show typically welcomes roughly 500-600 visitors each year. More than 150 judged quilts are featured in all styles, sizes and patterns. During the show, guests can also enjoy special exhibits, a merchants’ mall, silent auction, a drawing for the queen size donation quilt, a guild boutique and a display of the group’s annual challenge quilts. Admission is $6 and children under 12 are free. To learn more about the show, email Jan Willis at jwillis60@ec.rr.com or visit www.crystalcoastquiltersguild.org.

Hope for Miles and Miles The public is invited to participate in the sand castle building

competition as the 23rd Mile of Hope sand castle building contest hits the beach at 9:30am on Saturday, May 11 in front of the Atlantis Lodge in Atlantic Beach as part of the Mile of Hope weekend, May 10-12. The Mile of Hope offers a brief distraction from the daily trauma of dealing with childhood cancer through a full schedule of planned activities. This year’s theme is “Beach Safari” and features a visit to the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, the chance to rub elbows with pirates, a pancake breakfast, shark teeth hunting, SCUBA diving lessons and, of course, some of the most intricate sand castles the beach has seen. There will also be a special demonstration by Sandy Feat, a professional sand sculpting team. The event will involve more than 100 children and family members enjoying a weekend of lodging, food and fun at the beach. The public is also invited to get involved as the youngsters take to the sand for the building competition. For more information, contact Ed Moore at 919-819-1637 or visit www.mileofhope.org.

Tournament Reels for Research There is no lack of opportunities in Carteret County for anglers to put their skills to the test in the quest for bragging rights and awards. For the most part, these contests find anglers competing for cash prizes, but one contest is held strictly to benefit an organization and worthwhile cause while still maintaining the competitive spirit. The fifth annual Reelin’ for Research Offshore Fishing Tournament sees fishermen casting out on Saturday, May 4 to benefit the NC Children’s Promise, a component of the NC Children’s Hospital in Chapel Hill. The main event is an eight-hour deep sea fishing excursion consisting of both private and chartered vessels. Fishing begins at 8am on Saturday, May 4, with the official weigh-in on the Morehead City waterfront from 4-6pm. An awards ceremony immediately follows at Jack’s Waterfront Bar with live music from Jupiter Jones. Each team is responsible for contributing a minimum of $1000 per boat in fundraising efforts leading up to the main event. The winners are determined by the collective weight of the three largest meat fish from wahoo, dolphin and tuna. Chef’s 105 will host the traditional captain’s meeting on Friday evening. For more event details, visit www.reelinforresearch.org.

Civic Theater Hosts Musical The New Bern Civic Theatre presents “9 to 5: The Musical” on May 10-12, 17-19 and 24-25, with performances at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday and 2pm on Sunday. This production is directed by Derek Jordan and produced by Leah Huttlinger. “9 to 5: The Musical” is based on the 1980 movie of the same name. Set in the late 1970s, this production is a hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the era of the Rolodex. Outrageous, thought-provoking and even romantic, “9 to 5: The Musical” is about teaming up and taking care of business. The musical is rated PG and tickets are $17 in advance, $19 at the door and $10 for students and active duty military with ID. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 252633-0567 or by ordering online at www.newberncivictheatre. org. For more information, call 252-634-9057.

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Coyote Performs in Beaufort The last concert of the Down East Folk Arts Society’s 20th season welcomes back Coyote, a duo with a loyal following looking forward to their return. Join in the fun as the two visit Clawson’s Restaurant in Beaufort at 8pm on Saturday, May 18. Ocracoke Island residents Marcy Brenner and Lou Castro have been performing together for ten years, relying on their home for inspiration, sharing the melodies of waves and wind, sunshine and storms. Castro’s guitar playing flows effortlessly and Brenner’s voice shines with the accompaniment of the mandolin. Tickets are $15, $12 for active duty military and society members and $8 for full-time students. They can be purchased at the door, at Bank of the Arts in New Bern or reserved by texting 252-646-4657.  For more information, visit www. downeastfolkarts.org.

Health Program Offered Swansboro Parks and Recreation and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension are offering a 15 week weightmanagement program that uses proven strategies to help folks get ready for beach season. This program teaches the skills needed to change eating habits and physical activity patterns for the better. The program meets from 11:30am-12:30pm every Thursday from May 2-Aug. 8 at the Swansboro Recreation Center, 830 Main St. Ext. The first and last meeting health screenings will be provided.

Lunch and drawings for prizes will be provided at the Aug. 8 meeting. The fee is $30 and includes a program book and journal. Participants are reminded to bring a lunch. Call the Swansboro Parks and Recreation at 910-326-2600 to register.

Mental Health Services Forum In recognition of National Mental Health Awareness Month the League of Women Voters of Carteret County, in partnership with Carteret Community College, will sponsor a public “Forum on Mental Health Services in Carteret County.” The free forum will be from 7-9pm on Thursday, May 2 in Joslyn Hall on the campus of Carteret Community College. The purpose of the forum is to provide citizens of Carteret County with information regarding the availability and challenges of finding services and care for those with behavioral health, intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental health disorders. For more information, contact LWVCC President Judi Orbach at 252-728-5991 or orbox@ec.rr.com, or Carol Geer at 919-2107862 or carolgeer@gmail.com

Beach Run Series Begins Carteret County Parks and Recreation will once again host its popular Beach Run Series beginning May 14. The series includes 1-mile, 5K and 10K options along the sand in Atlantic Beach. Each year more than 1,000 participants spend a few evenings a month kicking up sand and enjoying the fellowship of other runners. The 5K and 10K races start at 6:30pm and the 1-mile runs begins at 6:35. Registration is held from 5:30-6:30pm on the day of the race at the Atlantic Beach access area. Race dates are May 14 and 30, June 13 and 27, July 16 and 25 and Aug. 13. Preregistration is not required. For more information, call 252-808-3301.

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The Boy and the Ocean

By Max Lucado and T. Lively Fluharty “THE BOY AND the Ocean” is a beautifully illustrated new children’s hardback written by best-selling author Max Lucado. It is the story of a boy who searches for the end of the ocean, the end of the mountains and the sky. The theme of the book is that God’s love is special. Lucado has presented a moving story as the boy watches “the water crashing on the beach.” He stands on the edge of the ocean, takes a breath and squeezes his mother’s hand. They both laugh as the waves “rush against his chest.” The boy builds sandcastles, searches for shells and tastes the salt. The boy hikes to the mountains with his father, squeezes his hand and looks out over a great valley. The boy and his parents smile as they feel “surrounded by God’s love.” The author has a talent for using words to express emotions. The drawings in this book are amazing. One picture has the boy resting beside a tide pool with the ocean behind him. His expression captures the pensive mood as he contemplates the world around him. Fluharty’s art enhances Lucado’s verse. My favorite scene is when the boy, his puppy and a red cardinal peer into a stream and see their

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reflections. Every beach loving parent will appreciate the one image when the boy holds his mother’s hand in the surf. The cover art is so appealing I find myself looking at it for several minutes at a time. Children will learn from this book the majesty of God and adults will find this an excellent way to share with their children the never ending power of God’s care. “The ocean will not change. The ocean is like God’s love – It never ends.” This book is a treasure, one which many parents will want to read and share with their children.                                                     Curt Finch Emerald Isle Books


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Occupancy Tax – Who Pays and Why 5% May Not Be Enough IF YOU ARE a vacation rental homeowner who often rents direct to friends and family, a VRBO, or Vacation Rental by Owner, you may have recently received notification from Carteret County concerning the need to remit NC Sales Tax (6.75 percent) and Carteret County occupancy tax (5 percent) on every dollar of rental money collected. If you have an agency relationship with a property manager, it is likely they remit the taxes on your behalf on a monthly basis. Incidentally, the terms of the property management agreement usually spell out that the rental agency is also owed rental commission on all vacation rentals. Now that the NC Dept. of Revenue has ruled that where it is appropriate to collect NC sales tax, occupancy tax is also collectible. Carteret County is diligently seeking to inform all vacation rental homeowners of this law. The tourism industry in Carteret County would never be able to compete for market share with the Outer Banks, Wrightsville and Carolina Beach or the Onslow or Brunswick County beaches if we had not implemented an occupancy tax in the 1980s. Currently we are able to launch highly successful and sophisticated public relations campaigns that have ensured that this year the Crystal Coast has been featured on the Today Show and we will soon have a full length segment on the PBS show “Getting Away Together.” Every month we get terrific write ups in popular magazines like the upcoming June issue of Southern Living. Our advertising and PR agency hired by the Crystal Coast, the Zimmerman Agency, also keeps our destination “on the map” by deploying the occupancy tax collections into precisely targeted print and internet marketing campaigns. We have achieved much in the past 25 years that would not have happened without these well spent marketing dollars. What else has the occupancy tax done for Carteret County vacation rental homeowners lately? After the fierce hurricanes in the mid to late 1990s, a strategy to fund desperately needed beach nourishment projects was born. Occupancy tax collections rose from 3 percent to 5 percent, with dollars going to marketing and a beach nourishment fund. The beach nourishment project on Bogue Banks was substantially funded by occupancy tax. In 2001 the beach nourishment funding strategy also included the hope for federal and state funds to contribute. These hopes have diminished and we now realize we will have to save our beaches ourselves. Tourists want to have generous, wide beaches for walking, playing, sunning and surf fishing. Leaders in the tourism industry and elected Carteret County officials recognize the costs of nourishing our beaches continues to rise and there is minimal appetite to fund it entirely through property taxes alone. A bill will be making its way through the General Assembly this year on our behalf requesting an additional 1 percent for a total of 6 percent occupancy tax. Is it worth it? You bet your beach it is! Excellent PR for the Crystal Coast, creative and intelligent ad campaigns and wide beautiful beaches are worth every penny. Julia Batten Wax , Broker/Owner, Emerald Isle Realty jwax@EIRealty.com

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Crystal Coast Celebrates Tourism & Small Businesses MAY IS A month for celebration in Carteret County: The Crystal Coast observes “National Tourism Week” from May 4-12, and “Small Business Week in Carteret County” is May 19-24. It’s clever the way the tourism officials manage to stuff two weekends into “National Tourism Week,” but that only makes good business sense for us here at the Crystal Coast. In North Carolina, domestic visitors and travelers spend more than $18.4 billion in tourism-related expenditures each year, and we are the sixth-most-visited state in the nation. Travel and tourism ranks as the third largest industry in North Carolina and directly employs nearly 188,000 North Carolinians, with a payroll exceeding $4.1 billion. Carteret County ranks 14th among the 100 counties in North Carolina in terms of annual travel and tourism expenditures by visitors, with a direct economic impact of more than $278.7 million. Our tourism businesses directly employ approximately 3,000 citizens with an annual payroll of nearly $49 million. “Essentially every business in Carteret County benefits from the infusion of tourism dollars into our local communities,” said Carteret County Chamber of Commerce Chair, Mary Carlyle Brown. “Please make an effort to

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celebrate tourism this year and take ownership of our Hand of Hospitality recognition program. Say thank you to visitors, guests and tourists for staying with us during National Tourism Week … and all year-round,” she said. “Many of our smaller and home-grown businesses depend on visitors, weekend and seasonal residents to show a profit on the bottom line.” For this reason, the Carteret County Board of Commissioners has proclaimed May 19-24 as “Small Business Week in Carteret County.” The commissioners understand and appreciate that the strength of the local economy is built on the creativity and resourcefulness of small businesses, which provide thousands of employment opportunities for the local citizens and are investing in the future of the community. Furthermore, these small business owners serve as ambassadors for Carteret County, extending the best practices of extraordinary customer service, which are comforting to visitors, tourists and guests. If you have comments or suggestions about topics of interest for future articles, pass them along to Mike Wagoner by calling 252-726-6350 or 1-800-622-6278 or emailing mike@nccoastchamber.com. By Mike Wagoner, President Carteret County Chamber of Commerce


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May & June 2013

MAY High Tide AM PM 1 W 12:44 1:20 2 Th 1:47 2:29 3 F 2:52 3:37 4 Sa 3:56 4:40 5 Su 4:57 5:36 6 M 5:51 6:26 7 Tu 6:41 7:11 8 W 7:26 7:52 9 Th 8:07 8:30 10 F 8:47 9:08 11 Sa 9:26 9:45 12 Su 10:04 10:22 13 M 10:43 11:00 14 Tu 11:24 11:40 15 W ----- 12:08 16 Th 12:22 12:56 17 F 1:08 1:49 18 Sa 1:59 2:44 19 Su 2:53 3:40 20 M 3:49 4:35 21 Tu 4:45 5:27 22 W 5:40 6:19 23 Th 6:34 7:09 24 F 7:27 8:00 25 Sa 8:19 8:51 26 Su 9:13 9:43 27 M 10:08 10:37 28 Tu 11:05 11:31 29 W ----- 12:05 30 Th 12:28 1:08 31 F 1:26 2:13

Low Tide AM PM 7:19 7:19 8:21 8:31 9:22 9:45 10:20 10:53 11:12 11:53 ----- 12:00 12:47 12:43 1:35 1:23 2:18 2:01 2:59 2:38 3:39 3:15 4:17 3:52 4:56 4:30 5:35 5:11 6:16 5:55 6:58 6:45 7:43 7:42 8:30 8:45 9:18 9:49 10:07 10:51 10:56 11:50 11:45 ----12:45 12:35 1:39 1:26 2:31 2:17 3:23 3:10 4:16 4:05 5:09 5:02 6:04 6:03 7:00 7:09 7:56 8:18

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

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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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High Tide AM PM 2:27 3:18 3:28 4:19 4:28 5:14 5:23 6:03 6:14 6:48 7:00 7:29 7:42 8:08 8:22 8:45 9:01 9:21 9:40 9:58 10:18 10:34 10:58 11:11 11:39 11:49 ----- 12:24 12:31 1:12 1:17 2:05 2:09 3:01 3:06 3:59 4:05 4:56 5:06 5:53 6:06 6:48 7:04 7:42 8:00 8:35 8:56 9:28 9:52 10:20 10:49 11:13 11:47 ----- 12:06 12:47 1:01 1:48 1:57 2:49

Low Tide AM PM 8:53 9:29 9:48 10:36 10:40 11:36 11:28 ----12:30 12:12 1:17 12:53 2:00 1:33 2:40 2:11 3:18 2:49 3:55 3:27 4:32 4:05 5:08 4:45 5:44 5:28 6:21 6:16 7:01 7:09 7:44 8:09 8:31 9:14 9:22 10:19 10:16 11:23 11:12 ----12:23 12:08 1:19 1:04 2:13 2:00 3:06 2:56 3:58 3:52 4:49 4:50 5:41 5:49 6:33 6:51 7:25 7:57 8:18 9:05

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

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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 Communications against all typographical errors and any litigation arising from your use of these tables.

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1, 8, 15, 22, 29: Open Play Wii Bowling. 6-8pm. Bowling is played on a Wii console. Free and open to the public. Coffee is provided. Details: 252-354-6350. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Talkin’ Art with Donna Nyzia. 3pm. The Beaufort artist gives step by step updates while creating two maritime-inspired paintings. Details: 252-728-7317. Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less. 11:30am-12:30pm. A weight-management program that uses proven strategies meets every Thursday at the Swansboro Recreation Center. Fee is $30. Details: 910-326-2600. 2-3, 6, 20, 22-23: Shoreline Planting at Jones Island. 9:30am-1:30pm. Help plant marsh grass to help restore Jones Island in Swansboro. Details: lexiaw@nccoast.org. Thur. 2: Business After Hours Expo. 4-7:30pm. The Carteret County Chamber of Commerce presents this annual event at the Crystal Coast Civic Center, Morehead City. Admission is $5. Details: 252-726-6350. Fri. 3: Classic Movie Night. 6pm. Movies are family oriented at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation. Popcorn and a drink are $1. Bring chairs or blankets. Call 252-354-6350 one week prior for movie title. Alive at Five. 5-8pm. Join the Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association for a free concert featuring Emily Minor. Details: www.downtownmoreheadcity.com or 252808-0440. Kids Night In – Parents Night Out. 6-8pm. Children in grades K-6 are invited to enjoy crafts, jewelry making, cookie and card decorating, games and more at the Swansboro Parks and Recreation. Admission is $8 for first child; $5 for each additional child. Details: 910-326-2600. 3-4: Reelin’ for Research. Charity fishing tournament for UNC Children’s Hospital Research Division. Details: reelinforresearch. org or info@reelinforresearch.org. 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29: Swansboro Downtown Market. 10am-2pm. Market features high-quality baskets, hand-sewn and handwoven quilts and blankets, unique and original jewelry and much more. Details: 910326-1174. 4, 11, 18, 25: Behind the Scenes: Aquarium Close Encounters. 2-3:30pm. Visit labs and holding areas, and feed the animals in this thorough behind-the-scenes adventure. Age 6 and up, $15. Details: 252-247-4003 or www. ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores. Sat. 4: 39th Wooden Boat Show. Join the NC Maritime Museum for a day full of demonstrations, lectures, races, competitions and more. Details: 252-728-7317 or www. ncmaritimemuseums.org. Beaufort National Boatbuilding Challenge. 18

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11am-5pm. Two-man teams attempt to construct a skiff in four hours. Entry fee is $100. Details: 252-648-0944, beaufortchallenge.com. Down & Derby. 4-8pm. The Down & Derby event presented by EI Friends of the Path and Emerald Isle Beach & Pool Club; wear your Derby Attire. Tickets are $30. Details: 252-354-6350. Tue. 7: Nature Trek Series. 5:30pm. Hammocks Beach State Park Rangers are coming to Swansboro Parks and Recreation to offer series for ages 6-12. Details: 910-326-2600. 10-11: Beaufort Music Festival. Downtown streets are blocked to traffic and guests pack the waterfront to watch the musical talents. Details: www.beaufortmusicfestival.com or 252-269-0488. 10-12: 23rd Mile of Hope. This special event for children diagnosed with cancer and their families provides a weekend getaway. Details: 919-782-6471 or www.mileofhope. org. Fri. 10: Friday Free Flicks. 7pm. Movies are family oriented at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation. Call 252-354-6350 one week prior for movie title. Senior Life Expo. 9am-4pm. The Carteret County Aging Services presents a free expo at the Leon Mann, Jr. Enrichment Center in Morehead City. Details: 252-247-2626 or april.thurmond@carteretcountygov.org. Sat. 11: Family Fitness Fun Day. 10am-2pm. The Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Dept. brings families together for a day of fun, fitness and healthy choices. Details: 252354-6350 or www.emeraldisle-nc.org. Tue. 14: Rain Garden Maintenance. 2-4pm. Work with students and teachers as they pull weeds, plant native plants and help maintain community rain gardens with the NC Coastal Federation. Details: sarahp@nccoast.org. 17-18: 31st Annual Quilt Show. 9am-5pm. Annual show at the Crystal Coast Civic Center with vendors and a drawing held for the donated quilt. Details: 252-247-3883. 18-19: Crystal Coast Boat Show. Event features exhibitors with all types of marine products and services. Details: 252-808-0440 or downtownmoreheadcity.com. Contemporary Boatbuilding Carpentry. 9am5pm. Learn skills essential for building roundbottomed boats through this NC Maritime Museum program. Cost is $135. Details: 252728-7317 or www.ncmaritimemuseum.com. Sat. 18: Coyote Performs. 8pm. Duo returns to Clawson’s Restaurant, Beaufort. Tickets are $14, $12 for members and active-duty military and $8 for students. Details: www. downeastfolkarts.org.

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Scrapbook Workshop. 10am-1pm. A Creative Memories Scrapbooking Workshop will be held at Emerald Isle Parks Recreation for age 12 and up. Cost is $5. Details: 910-326-6164 or rphelps@ec.rr.com. Youth Fishing Derby. 9-11am. Free fishing event offered through the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Dept. is open to ages 5-12. Details: lmorris@emeraldisle-nc.org or 252354-6350. 19, 26: SwanFest. 6:30-8pm. Enjoy free live music at Olde Town Square in downtown Swansboro. This month’s performers are Coyote (19th) and Drew Questell (26th). Mon. 20: Pre-K Play. 9-10am. Parents and tots 5 and under enjoy open play in the Blue Heron Park gymnasium, Emerald Isle. Free. Details: 252-354-6350. Tue. 21: Marsh Cruise. 11am-12:30pm. Program offered by the NC Coastal Federation. A $5 ferry fee is applicable. Details: samb@nccoast.org. Thur. 23: Financial Seminar. Seminar “Women & Finances” is held at the Crystal Coast Country Club and will include lunch. Preregistration by May 20. Details: 252-7269100. 24-26: Swansboro Rotary Memorial Day Bluewater Tournament. NC Governor’s Cup Series Tournament with prizes for marlin releases and weigh-ins for tuna, dolphin and wahoo. Details: 252-422-9100 or www. kingbluewater.com. 25-26: CCAC Spring Show. Thanks to the Carteret County Arts & Crafts Coalition, expect painting, photography, wood carving and much more at the Beaufort Historic Site. Details: 252-728-5225. Sat. 25: Atlantic Beach Memorial Day Fireworks. 9pm. Join everyone at the Circle, Atlantic Beach for a fireworks display. Concert in the Park. 7-8:30pm. Join the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Dept. for a free summer concert at Jaycee Park. Details: 252-726-5083. Cannon Firing. Join the staff of Fort Macon State Park to view the firing process for the Civil War cannon at 10:30 and 11:30am and 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30pm. Details: 252-7263775. Thur. 30: CPR & First Aid. 10am-1pm. Program at the Emerald Isle Community Center covers adults, children and infants. Pre-registration is required. Class fee is $32.25. Details: 252354-6350. Fri. 31: Concert at the Fort. 7pm. The season kicks off with the Carteret Sunshine Band. Free and open to the public. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. Details: 252-7263775.


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Leadership Class Solves Problems & Generates Ideas AS A REQUIREMENT of graduation from Leadership Carteret 2013, the 38 participants had to successfully accomplish the “Leadership Challenge.” The class members were divided into six project teams to tackle contemporary issues that the community is facing or will face in the future. “It’s a fun activity that encourages the participants to fix things, change direction and solve problems,” said Steve Hellersperk of the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. The groups delivered their presentations on March 20. One group’s topic was: “How can we attract young families and jobs to Carteret County?” Their balance sheet showed an abundance of community assets, including parks, beaches, attractions, museums, historic sites, good schools, the presence of the military … and Mac Daddy’s. Family friendly needs included an amusement/water park, a gambling boat, movie theaters, passenger rail service to Raleigh, affordable housing and more public beach access. “The dilemma we face,” said Jaime Smith of Crystal Coast Medical Transport, “is how do we change the dynamics of our community without becoming a ‘mini-Myrtle Beach?’” “Wouldn’t it be great if we could attract a Legoland to create gobs of jobs and bring in even more tourists?” Another group addressed: “What Carteret County needs is: (fill in the blank and build your case.)” Their solution: Expansion of the port at Morehead City. “We were discussing ways to expand our local economy and someone mentioned the port as an asset already in place that could be expanded,” explained Jason Williams of First Bank. “That snowballed into the possibility of other companies locating in our area to utilize the port’s facilities.” It was noted also that the wood chips business and proposed wood pellets business have huge growth potential because international market demand is great. Agriculture is North Carolina’s largest industry, so more farm products could be exported from our port. Cruise ships could bring in vacationers to take advantage of ecotourism activities, such as diving, kayaking, fishing and birding as well as visitations to Cape Lookout National Seashore. Additionally, military-business ventures have great potential to create a “military logistics village.” The NC State Port of Morehead City is already designated by the US Dept. of Defense as a national strategic seaport … and provides significant support to military deployment requirements. Adequate funding for the port is a high priority on the Chamber’s 2013 Legislative Agenda because the operation is a catalyst for economic growth and development throughout the entire state. “The chamber supports projects at the port that are compatible with our tourism and water-based industries and are environmentally friendly,” said Joan Pulley, who chairs the Chamber’s Public & Government Affairs Committee. For more information, call the chamber at 800-622-6278 or 252-726-6350. Email requests may be sent to mike@nccoastchamber.com. The chamber office is located at 801 Arendell St., Suite 1, Morehead City, NC 28557. Mike Wagoner, President Carteret County Chamber of Commerce

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Businesses Flourish in Emerald Isle HERE ARE A couple of more business expansions in addition to the ones I mentioned last month. Playa Graphics and Brad Styron Photography have moved to 100 Bogue Inlet Drive next to the pier. This provides a lot more space, but the same great beach scene and family photography. Roy and Lisa Heverly have moved Emerald Isle Adventures fishing charter and boat rental to 8201 Emerald Drive next to The Sweet Spot. They are also running Old Time Photo at this same location, providing numerous costumes and scenes for taking some fun photos. Renters, grandkids, etc. are often looking for different and fun things to do while at the beach. I assume that most everyone knows about the major attractions so I would like to put in few words for the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Department and the Western Carteret Library in Cape Carteret. The EI Recreation Center has lots of programs for all age groups including adults. They have indoor soccer for different age groups, Wii bowling, aerobics and yoga classes, weight lifting and work out equipment. Check with the staff at 252-354-6350 to see what activities will be taking place while you are in town. There are daily, weekly and monthly rates available. The Western Carteret Public Library is located on Taylor Notion Road in Cape Carteret. It is a full service library and you do not have to be a resident to check out books

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Mayor Art Schools or participate in activities. There is reading time for 2-5 year olds at 10:30am and for 6-12 year olds at 3pm, both on Tuesdays. There are also programs for teenagers with the most popular being a film program; there will be several film camps throughout the summer. There will be an adult reading program this summer where the person reading the most books will win a Nook. These programs are very popular and advance registration is required for most. Call 252-393-6500 to see what is available and to reserve a spot. The 10th Annual Story Telling Festival is held at different places throughout the county during July. The story tellers are professionals that travel across the country telling stories. It has been a very popular event for locals and visitors so don’t miss it if you are in Carteret County during July. Check with the Western Carteret Public Library for the dates and times. If you are down here during the week of July 4, be sure to look for the Red Cross Bloodmobile in the Emerald Plantation Parking lot on the afternoon of July 3 and the morning of July 4. The beach was re-nourished this past winter and is in great shape. Town staff and local businesses have been working to get things ready for a great summer season. I look forward to seeing the many second homeowners and vacationers that spend their summers in Emerald Isle.


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~Emerald Tidings~ Town Board Considering 1-Cent Tax Rate Increase

THE TOWN BOARD is currently soliciting public input on a potential 1-cent increase in the Town’s property tax rate to fund the construction of new bicycle paths along the remaining length of NC 58 and Coast Guard Road, storm water improvements in the Coast Guard Road area and other minor projects. A thorough description of this issue is located at http://www. emeraldisle-nc.org/public/default.html. The town values your thoughts and opinions on this issue. Comments can be submitted via the website. The board will make a final decision on this issue in June.

Two Important Bills Impacting Emerald Isle

At the request of the town, the county and others, Rep. Pat McElraft has filed two important bills for consideration by the NC General Assembly in the 2013 legislative session. Bill H300 - Cities / Public Trust Rights would clarify that NC oceanfront municipalities have authority to enforce town ordinances on the public trust area. The town requested this bill in response to legal questions raised by a recent ruling by the NC Court of Appeals and recent legal claims. Emerald Isle and all other NC oceanfront municipalities currently regulate and have regulated various activities and structures on the beach to protect the public health, safety and welfare, and this bill simply seeks to clarify municipal authority on the public trust beach areas. A copy of the bill is available at http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Sessio n=2013&BillID=H300. The second bill, H553 - Amend Carteret County Occupancy Tax, would make two important changes to provide additional local funding for beach nourishment activities in the future. The occupancy tax rate would increase from 5 percent to 6 percent and the distribution formula would change, providing close to $900,000 annually for beach nourishment activities in Carteret County, including Emerald Isle. This bill would help to make up for previously anticipated state funding for beach nourishment that is uncertain and will hopefully allow the town to minimize the impact on our property taxpayers in the future. A copy of this bill is available at http://www.ncleg. net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&BillID=H553 .

NC 58 Bicycle Path Extension

The town expects to begin construction of a new 0.4 mile segment of the NC 58 bicycle path in April. The new segment will extend the path from its current terminus at Hurst Drive to Fairfax Drive, and will be constructed in a manner similar to the existing four miles of bicycle path along NC 58. The town received a $100,000 grant from the NC Department of Transportation for this project. Emerald Isle’s contractor and town staff will be working hard to complete the new bicycle path extension prior to Memorial Day weekend.

Beach Access Parking Permits Now Available

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

Unattended Beach Equipment Exception Permits Now Available

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Town Hall, 7500 Emerald Drive Emerald Isle, NC 28594 252-354-3424 • Fax 252-354-5068 Official Website: www.emeraldisle-nc.org Published Monthly by the town of Emerald Isle for its Residents, Property Owners & Visitors Composed by Frank Rush, Town Manager

that the 2011 and 2012 exception permits are still valid and can be used again in 2013.

New Recycling Container Requirements

The town has experienced a significant increase in the volume of recyclables collected over the past few years and has experienced more instances of overflowing recyclables. The town discontinued the sale of the 18-gallon open recycling bins in late 2012, and all permanent residents and second homes are now required to utilize a minimum of one 40-gallon (or larger) roll-out recycling container. Vacation rental units are now required to utilize a minimum of one 90-gallon roll-out recycling container for each 3 bedrooms. In an effort to reduce the cost for our property owners, the town has partnered with Sound ACE Hardware to offer both the 40-gallon and 90-gallon roll-out recycling containers at a reduced price. Demand for the new containers has been higher (cont. on page 34)


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turtle tracks Sea Turtle Program is Ready for the 2013 Season THE EMERALD ISLE Sea Turtle Protection Program kicked off the 2013 season with several of the local coordinators attending the annual state-wide program at Hammock’s Beach State Park on March 15. The program was organized and hosted by Dr. Matthew Godfrey, state sea turtle biologist, and was intended to broaden the local sea turtle programs and give an overview of how far the efforts have come from the days of killing sea turtles for sport and food. The first presentation, titled “Soup to Sacred” looked at the history of human intervention into the lives of sea turtles and how we have moved from wholesale exploitation to caring for these creatures as endangered species. This was followed by informative presentations on marine mammal strandings (seals to whales) and the status of North Carolina’s Audubon Society American Oyster Catcher program. Sarah Finn, assistant state sea turtle biologist, discussed the status of the North Carolina sea turtle stranding program. During the 2012 season, North Carolina recorded 435 strandings, a bit lower than the 490 average over the past nine years. The largest number (147) occurred right here in Carteret County, with most being attributed to cold-stunning. Godfrey discussed the on-going East Coast DNA program that has uniquely identified 2,682 egg-laying female turtles. In North Carolina, the average female has been laying three nests and the most prolific female laid seven nests. The accumulation of DNA data is beginning to show the nesting histories and the migration paths of the females. It is also showing that some females may nest only every third or fourth year. Consequently, it is now hoped that the DNA study can be continued for at least a couple more years. Although the Emerald Isle Sea Turtle Protection Program held its annual local orientation program on April 13, there are still opportunities for new volunteers to join the program. Anyone interested in serving as a volunteer should contact Pam Minnick at paminn@aol.com. Morning beach walking surveys will begin on May 1 and continue through Aug. 31. Nest sitting will begin 50 days after the first nest is laid; this will probably be about mid-July. Emerald Isle Sea Turtle Protection Program Coordinators

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

Adult Programs

•AA: Saturdays at 8pm meets at town hall. •Art Club: Meets every Wed, 12:45-4pm at Parks & Recreation. •Community Woodworkers’ Club: 1st Thurs at 7pm at town hall. •Emerald Isle Stamp (Philately) Club: 2nd & 4th Thurs at 7pm at town hall. •Quilters Group: 3rd Wed of each month from 1-4pm at town hall. •Scrapbooking: 3rd Sat of each month, call Linda at 910-326-6164.

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•Open-Play Basketball: Tue 5:30-6:30pm, age 12 & under; 6:30-9pm, age 15 & up; Sat 9-11am, age 16 & under; 11am-4pm, age 16 & up. •Open Indoor Volleyball: Wed & Fri 6-9pm, age 16 & up. •Open-Play Indoor Soccer: Mon 6-9pm, age 16 & up; Thurs 6-7pm, age 11 & under; and 7-9pm, age 12 & up. *UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, ALL ATHLETIC EVENTS COST $2 FOR NON-MEMBERS*

AEROBICS

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

Yoga Program Schedule

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

**Special Events and Information**

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: Wednesdays, 6-8pm, Open Play Wii Bowling. Bowling is played on a Wii console. It’s fun, energetic, and free. Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult. Coffee is provided and bringing your own snacks is allowed. Call 252-354-6350 for more information. May 3: 6pm, Classic Movie Night. Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult. Popcorn and drink for $1. Please bring chairs and or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks. Call 252-354-6350 for movie title one week prior to showing. May 4: 4-8pm, Down & Derby. Located at the Emerald Isle Beach & Pool Club in Dolphin Ridge. Please plan to attend the Down & Derby presented by EI Friends of the Path and Emerald Isle Beach & Pool Club. Wear your derby attire! Live entertainment, cash bar, silent auction and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $30 per person.  May 6: 8am, Summer Day Camp Registration, **Changes have been made for the 2013 Registration Process!!** Call for more details. Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation takes great pride in the Summer Day Camp program offered to children ages 6-12 each summer. Summer Day Camp registration takes place the first Monday in May beginning at 8am. Camp operates from 7:30am until 5:30pm Monday through Friday during all 8 weeks of camp. The fee for each themed week of camp is $75; per diem fees apply throughout the week. A $25 per session deposit is due by Friday, May 10. Emerald Isle. Contact Sarah McNally at 252-354-6350 or smcnally@ emeraldisle-nc.org. May 10: 7pm, Friday Free Flicks. Movies are family oriented. Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult. Popcorn and drink for $1. Please bring chairs and or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks. Call 252-354-6350 for movie title one week prior to showing. May 11: 10am-2pm, Family Fitness Fun Day. Family Fitness Fun Day will be held at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Center, 7500 Emerald Drive in Emerald Isle. Rain or shine. Call for details 252-354-6350 or email Sarah McNally at smcnally@emeraldisle-nc.org. Interested vendors and sponsors should contact Sarah McNally, event director. May 18: 9-11am, Youth Fishing Derby. This is a FREE event open to kids, ages 5-12. Preregistration (limited to 100 youth) is required and will run April 15-May 15, or until all spots are filled. Bring your own rod. Bait will be provided or bring your own. To register, stop by or call the Emerald Isle Community Center, 252-354-6350. May 18: 10am-1pm, Creative Memories Scrapbooking Workshops. Pre-registration is required, ages 12 and up. Fee is $5 with additional packages available. Use of tools and snack included. Fees payable at workshop. You may call Linda Phelps at 910-326-6164 or email rphelps@ec.rr.com May 20: 10am, Pre-K Play. Open play in the gym and at Blue Heron Park for parents and their children ages birth to 5 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult, as supervision is not provided. Please bring any supplies needed such as diapers, wipes, bottles, etc. Call 252-3546350 for more details. May 30: 6-9pm, CPR and First Aid for Adults, Children & Infants. American Heart Association CPR Certification provides training on how to correctly perform CPR on adults, children and infants as well as basic first aid. All students must pre-register. Certification class fee is $32.25! No text book is needed! You must pre-register and prepay for this class. Total class size is nine participants, so call 252-354-6350 to register today!


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~Emerald Tidings~ (cont. from page 24)

than anticipated, and will continue to be offered at the special sale price while supplies last. The town will not take any enforcement actions for non-compliant containers until this summer or later in order to provide ample time for property owners to purchase the new containers.

Trash Collection Schedule Change

In an effort to reduce the amount of ocean-side trash waiting for new visitors arriving each weekend and to further our goal to keep the town looking as clean as possible, the town has adjusted the trash collection schedule. The new schedule is as follows: • Mondays: First ocean-side trash collection • Tuesdays: First sound-side trash collection • Wednesdays: Entire Town recycling collection • Thursdays: Second sound-side trash collection • Fridays: Second ocean-side trash collection. Ocean-side includes all locations on the south side of NC 58 and Coast Guard Road, and The Point area. Sound-side includes all locations on the north side of NC 58 and Coast Guard Road. The second sound-side trash collection each week, which now occurs on Thursdays instead of Fridays, is very inexpensive and is offered as a convenience to our sound-side property owners.

NC 58 Bridge Work Nearing Completion

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completion of a significant bridge construction project on the NC 58 bridge. All work is expected to be complete before Memorial Day weekend. The worst traffic impacts are behind us and the remaining work will be completed during night-time hours on weeknights only. With the exception of short-term, sporadic daytime closures between now and completion, both lanes of the bridge should be open 24 hours every weekend and from 7am-7pm each weekday. One lane is closed each weeknight from 7pm-7am, Sunday night through Friday morning.

Items of Interest

- May 2 is the annual National Day of Prayer and an observance will be held at 12 noon at the Emerald Plantation Shopping Center. - The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network is seeking local volunteers to record precipitation levels. Please visit http://www.emeraldisle-nc.org/ CommunityNotice/CommunityNotice-volunteerweather.htm. - The Surfrider Foundation has a new Bogue Banks Chapter and they’ve already been very active in promoting a clean beach in Emerald Isle. To learn more, visit https://www. facebook.com/BogueBanksSurfriderFoundation . - The Emerald Isle Hot Wax Surf and Paddle Sports Expo will be held May 18 and 19. For more info, visit http:// distressedmullet.com/events/2013-emerald-isle-hot-wax-surfand-paddle-sports-expo.


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at the AQUARIUM Getting a Grip EXPLORE A NEW learning station all about crabs at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Crabby Crustaceans in the Tidal Waters Gallery features curious creatures such as the shame-faced crab, so called because its massive claws and protective coloring almost conceal its face. Also look for the beautiful blue crab and two beach favorites – the fiddler crab and the giant hermit crab. The crustaceans on exhibit might change from time to time so check to see who is in residence every time you visit.

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on Friday, May 24, the beginning of Memorial Day weekend. This ticketed program stars native raptors and water birds soaring overhead in Big Rock Theater in response to commands. The show highlights the unique features of various owls, hawks, pelicans, vultures and other species. The audience enjoys extraordinary close encounters with these engaging creatures. The 2013 program uses the fun premise of a television science show featuring Professors Byrd and Knurd to illuminate environmental issues that trouble these species, and solutions that can be incorporated into everyday life. Some new cast members join the flight crew this year. All the birds in the show have injuries or conditions that prevent their release into the wild. Like all the aquarium’s activities, the birds also deliver family-friendly entertainment. Winging It – Birds in Flight runs daily at 1pm in Big Rock Theater. Tickets are $4 in addition to admission for ages 3 and up. There is no charge for “infants-in-arms” age 2 and under.


Summer Highlights

Fossil Fun

The aquarium is open 9am to 5pm on Memorial Day and throughout the summer. Programs free with admission such as animal feedings and animal encounters are offered daily. Enjoy a new scientific exploration theme in the twice-daily dive programs in the Living Shipwreck. Behind-the-scenes tours are available almost every day, and the selection broadens to include several specialized tours in June. Starting the second week of June, choose from a number of outdoor adventures, including fishing, kayaking, beach explorations and more. These programs and the indoor tours require advance registration and fees in addition to admission. Turtle Tuesdays and Fin-Filled Fridays are back this summer. Turtles of all kinds will be featured every Tuesday beginning June 11 and culminating with the Sea Turtle Celebration Aug. 13 that includes a “birthday” salute to the Aquarium’s rare white sea turtle, Nimbus. Sharks take the spotlight in Fin-Filled Fridays from June 14-Aug. 9. Shark Week July 28 to Aug. 3 delivers even more toothy times, with shark-themed programs every day.

Speaking of sharks, top off your trip with a search for take-home treasures in the new Shark Tooth Creek adventure on the deck beyond Dairy Queen. Buy a bucket of sand, run it through the sluice to reveal fossilized sharks’ teeth or other ancient relics. You keep the pail and whatever you find.

Social Animals Share your comments and photos on Facebook – your page and ours! In addition to Facebook, you can express yourself via the aquarium’s presence on Instagram, Flickr, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube. Watch these sites for news, events, quizzes, behind-the-scenes sneak peeks and other fun.

The NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is 5 miles west of Atlantic Beach at 1 Roosevelt Blvd., Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512. Hours are 9am-5pm daily. Admission is $8 for ages 13-61; $7 for age 62 and up; $6 for ages 3-12; no charge for age 2 and under and NC Aquarium Society members. For more information, see www. ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores or call 252-247-4003.

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Atlantic Beach Par-Bra-Bar, LLC to R. Jay Bradley, 301 Henderson Blvd. #19, $19,000.

Virginia Eitner, 118 Craven St. #3, $93,500.

C&S Investments & Rentals, LLC to Patricia Myrick and Dawn Hill, 301 Henderson Blvd. #26, $23,500.

Beaufort Homes, LLC to M. Brandon and Nancy Mangum, Ricks Village Subdivision, Lot 8, $212,000.

Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. to Laurie Southern, 127 Old Causeway Road, $42,000.

Currituck Resolution Properties, Inc. to Brien and Emily Recker, 116 Mockingbird Court, $217,000.

Spruillco, Ltd. to First Citizens Bank & Trust Co., 602 W. Fort Macon Road #225, $44,000.

Daniel and Cynthia Clurman to Christian Lambertsen, 325 Winding Woods Way, $375,000.

Patricia Moore and Clayton and Nikki Brooks, 1918 W. Fort Macon Road, $68,000.

Barbara and Michael Flynn to Terry and Kimberly Labonte, 100 Olde Towne Yacht Club Drive #410, $383,500.

Enrique and Nancy Davis to Mary and Joseph Creech, Jr., 2401 W. Fort Macon Road, $75,000. Norstate Properties, LLC to Laura and Herbert Gorham, III, 210 Lee Drive, $121,000. Roger and Rose Jones to James and Camille Boone, 121 Old Causeway Road, $140,000. Robert and Celia Haines to Janie Chesson, 2008 E. Fort Macon Road, $147,500. William and Patricia Pino and Joseph and Jennifer Pino to William Woodard, 1400 E. Fort Macon Road, $215,000. Lisa Draper to Steven Draper, 2106 E. Fort Macon Road, $300,000. James Kilgore to Charles and Deborah Morris, 111 Coral Bay Court, $549,000. Nancy and Donald Deichmann, Jr. to Chris and Claudia Daly, 537 N. Kinston Ave., $575,000. Fowler-Jones Construction Company to Bert Bryant, 1013 E. Fort Macon Road, $580,000. Beaufort Green Tree Servicing, LLC to Robert Wilson, 228 South Drive, $43,000. Rebecca Parker to Taylor Farms, Inc., Wading Creek Estates, Lot 4, $50,000. James Harvey to Kimberly Welsh, 173 Tuttles Grove Road, $57,000. Norma and Jackson Gardner to Douglas and Esther Merrell, 145 Ingram Road, $57,500. Barnes and Georgia Mumford to Timothy Holland, 309 McDaniel Drive, $60,000. Rodney and Betty Cahoon to George Best, Jr., 1450 S. River Road, $70,000. Jaclyn Eitner to Donald and

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Jeffrey and Grace Franklin to Anita Lang, 100 Olde Town Yacht Club Drive #212, $425,000. Paul and Elizabeth Winchell to William and Kathleen McDade, 270 Thurman Road, $445,000.

Bogue Banks & area property transfers as recorded at the Carteret County Registrar of Deeds during March 2013.*

Teresa Damiano to George and Rose Mills, 300 Osprey Ridge Drive #9, $147,000.

Morehead City Nicole and John Chazal, III to Barbara Chazal, 1723 River Drive, $35,000.

Island Ventures of Emerald Isle, LLC to Xiao Wei, LLC, 101 Islander Drive #A138, $179,000.

The Bank of New York Mellon to Bluestone 401K Trust, 503 Maple Lane, $51,000.

Victoria and Anthony Monaco, Jr. to Gregg and Kathryn Kernodle and Wayne and Brittany Unkefer, 234 W. Shorewood Drive, $210,000.

Elizabeth Brinker to Michelle and Ernest Sylivant, III, 2703 E. Fairway Road, $60,000.

Charles and Clarissa Jones to Timothy and Rebecca Pierce, 7313 Emerald Drive, $212,000. Debra Doody to Tammera and Richard Lyons, Jr., Emerald Plantation Homes, Lot 5, $215,000. Robert and Tracy Latvala and James and Cynthia Latvala to Hiremagular and Shantha Jayaram Prime Time Townhomes West Lot, $560,000.

UHF Development, LLC to Savvy Homes, LLC, 302, 306 & 308 Gordon St., $450,000.

Roy Parker to Thomas and Joanne Smith and Donna and Donald Easterlin, III, 1705 Ocean Drive, $594,500.

John and Gypsie Gardner to Beaufort Partners, LLC, 103 & 113 Cedar St., $1,300,000.

Emerald Isle Realty, Inc. to Andrew and Ellen Allen, 7516 Sound Drive, $700,000.

Cape Carteret Robert Williams and Kern Armstrong to Micahel and Cindy Hadley, 535 Deer Creek Drive, $275,000.

The Bank of New York Mellon to Travis and Cassandra Burt, 8802 Sound View Court, $772,500.

Stone Bay Partners, LLC to Jack and Margaret Davis, 314 Ardan Oaks Drive, $305,000. Cedar Point Stone Bay Partners, LLC to Robert and Caryn Fails, Marsh Harbour Subdivision, Lot 106, $32,500. Marsh Harbour Partners, Inc. to Stone Bay Partners, LLC, 134 Little Bay Drive, $50,000. Stone Bay Partners, LLC to William and Pamela Mobley, Marsh Harbour Subdivision, Lot 107, $297,000. Davis Gary and Gloria Davis to Michael Siggler, 499 Hwy 70, $55,000. Emerald Isle Nelson Gillikin, II to Curtis and Alexander Struyk, Spooner’s Creek Marina Condominiums, Unit C-4, $65,000.

George and Judith Alsina to Benjamin and Alice Ricks, 216 E. Shorewood Drive, $840,000. Joan and Raymond Nicholson, Jr. to Steven and Judith Graven, Lands End, Lot 216, $985,000. Watson Matthews, Inc. to Andy Nguyen and Phuongthao Doan, 117 Janell Lane, $1,050,000. Michael and Patricia Xirinachs to Robert Maloney, 7203 Ocean Drive, $1,125,000. Roger and Monette Wood to Douglas and Susan Balog, 10207 Sea Mist Drive, $1,280,000. Indian Beach Highway 97 Properties, LLC to The East Carolina Bank, 1455 Salter Path Road, $250,000. Indian Beach Acquisition, LLC to Britta Kuenzli, 1435 Salter Path Road #E2, $490,000.

Sanjiv and Arti Ahuja to Jeffrey and Joyce Boni, 127 Sea Dunes Drive, $115,000.

Indian Beach Acquisition, LLC to Glenn and Christina Crater, 1435 Salter Path Road #B4, $490,000.

J. Vann and Deborah Parker to Sea Oats Emerald Isle, LLC, 110 Palmetto Lane, $120,000.

Indian Beach Acquisition, LLC to Steven and Beatriz McNelly, Grand Villas at the Preserve Condominiums, $490,000.

Anderson & Stickland, P.A. to Joseph Braswell, 325 Bogue Inlet Drive, $123,500.

BB&T to Oran Conway, 404 Penny Lane #A, $80,000. Hiep Nguyen and Judy Dao to Vickie and Thomas Elmore, III, 5203 Driftwood Lane, $86,000. BB&T to Douglas and Joyce Creech, 404 Penny Lane #K & #G, $90,000. Jane and J. Cameron, Jr. to Vasilios Michailidis, 3509 Country Club Road, $105,000. Donald and Patsy Walston to Michael and Norma McCausland, 203 Virginia Ave., $118,000. Rhonda Combs to Elizabeth Bake, 307 Virginia Ave., $126,500. Lawrence and Lori Allen to Pamela Page, 161 Bogue Drive, $150,000. Leo and Gloria Whaley to Mark and Mary Wellons, Mariner Cove Condominiums, Unit 101, $150,000. The Worthington Foundation, Inc. to Larry and Linda Inghram, 3716 Kenzie Court, $155,000. LD Atlantic, LLC to Seth Medlin and Kathryn Lucas, 2320 Country Club Road, $160,000. MGM, Inc. to Beverly Kannan, Country Club Run Townhouses, Lot 193-B, $160,000. William and Ann Suggs to Joseph and Carolyn Bland, 3603 E. Hedrick Drive, $165,000. Etta Atwood to Brent Ward, 3510 Mandy Lane, $188,000. James and Barbara Ipok to Robert and Ann Paterson, Oak Bluff at Brandywine Bay, Unit 143, $190,000. MGM, Inc. to Jeanne Mays, 3405 Player Lane #B, $206,000. Robert and Lucille McKay to Glenda Howard, 3030 Fairway Road, $214,000. Struyk Properties, LLC to Rebecca and Tom Harris, III, 5313 High St., $265,000.

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Ashley Skaggs, 121 Walking Leaf Drive, $142,000.

Margaret Tulevech to Frank and Frances Gainey, 123 W. Core Drive, $720,000.

Mayberry Real Estate Holdings, LLC to Daniel and Jennifer Foley, 755 Eaton Place, $62,500.

Harry and Londa Slicer to Jessica Rice, 1704 Carolina Ave., $148,000.

Newport James and Linda Skinner to Dwayne and Sharon Oglesby, 3338 Mill Creek Road, $4,000.

BB&T to Donna Salvaggio, 116 Bayberry Road, $78,000.

Cordetta and Norman Avery, Jr. to Roger Randoph, 441 Live Oak Road, $160,000.

Branch Banking and Trust Company to Robert Moore, 843 Cannonsgate Drive, $25,500. TD Bank, N.A. to Karen Carpenter, 524 Cannonsgate Drive, $25,500. Larry and Jackie Riggs to Crystal Coast Habitat for Humanity, 414 Chatham St., $28,500. Thomas Kennedy and Deborah Kirby to First Choice Properties & Developing, Inc., 230 Lake Arthur Drive, $32,000. Bobby and Margie Howard to Laura and Bobby Howard, Jr., 217 White Oak Drive, $35,000. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. to John and Merri Dobozy, 114 Longleaf Drive, $50,500. Joe and Brenda Poston to Charles and Deborah Butler, 323 E. Chatham St., $55,000.

BB&T to Donna and Herbert Orama, Jr., 2003 Madison Court Condominiums Unit K, $91,000. Theodore and Bonnie Thompson to Nancy and I.T. Bagley, Jr., 120 Snow Goose Lane, $95,000. John and Amy Andreola to Nicholas Stoneroad, 115 Walking Leaf Drive, $109,000.

Gordon Smith, Jr. to Michael and Shelby Barker, 130 Country Club Lane, $160,000. Capstone Resdev, LLC to Ronny and Pamela Barritt, 151 Sunny Point Lane, $163,000. Jill Witofsky to Brooke Mills, 144 Millicent Court, $180,000.

Jackson and Carol Conner to James McNamara, 300 Deer Run Trail, $120,000.

Newdominion Bank to Jeffrey Krause and Pamela Fields, 125 & 127 Greenhill Place, $185,000.

Joyce Clements to Tony and Rachel Grimes, 308 Kevin Court, $130,000.

Madeline McCabe to Bobby and Wendy Mitchell, 112 Mary Lane, $200,000.

John and Debra Peterson and Jesse Peterson to Andrew and Cassandra Morris, 108 Walking Leaf Drive, $131,000.

Jeffrey and Jennifer Stone to Raymond and Jessica Braxton, 705 Mandolin Lane, $215,000.

Linda Pinkston to Leigh Ann Jones and Alexander McMillin, 216 Hickory Shores Drive, $136,000. Shannon Massengill to Eric and

William and Linda Schrock to Erin Blaha, 409 Waverly Court, $244,000. McNeill and Associates, Inc. to James and Kathryn O’Brien, 221 Morada Bay Drive, $265,000. David and Patricia Blackwell, Rodney and Nancy Guthrie, Greg and Lora Wildner and Alan and Dana Bennet to Jerry and Linda Wilkins, 117 Skipper Court, $295,500. Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC to Bank of America, NA, 455 Kensington Place, $437,000. Donald and Brenda Jackson to Linwood and Booth Parker, 715 Hwy 24, $600,000. Pine Knoll Shores John and Joanne Flick to Richard and Deborah Ruggero, 130 Salter Path Road, $150,000. James and Mary Giebel to Phyllis and Devan Barbour, III, 137 Yaupon Road, $255,000. Jeanne Mays to Wade Willis and Sarah Clontz, 115 Walnut Circle, $298,000. Jerry and Brenda Foldesi and Palmer Wells to Timothy and Wendy Wilson, 590 Marina Drive, $300,000. CitiBank, NA to Tobacco Contractors, Inc., 545 Salter Path Road, $350,000. Susan and James Sanderson, Sr. to Rose Sage, 377 Salter Path Road, $385,000.

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Claude and Sarah Snow to Miale Hardcastle, Maile Miles and Charles Manning, III, 565 Salter Path Road, $445,000. Stella Gail Lieblang to American Homesmith, LLC, 139 White Oak Bluff Road, $33,000. M & M Land Development, Inc. to American Homesmith, LLC, 103 Willow Bridge Drive, $42,000. Billy and Susan Hammond to William and Janet Wood, 118 Bridgeview Lane, $198,000. Stacy First Citizens Bank and Trust to Ronald and Susan Ellis, 1445 Hwy 70, $25,000. Swansboro James Parker, Sr. and Bradley and Theresa Pierce to Benjamin and Laura Hardy, 185 Sewell Road, $18,500. Phoebe Fonville to Domenick and Janet Gottuso, 462 Woodland Drive, $145,500. Peter and Helen Schapp to Megan Hildt, 495 W. Firetower Road, $168,000. Jereme and Laura Roodhouse to Johnny Meadows, 224 Mulligan Drive, $200,000. Samuel Tyler to Samantha Moyer, 117 Silver Lake Court, $200,000. Savvy Homes, LLC to Brandon and Brandy Van Horn, 309 Echo Ridge Road, $238,500. Murdock & Associates, Inc. to James and Krystal Taylor, 155 Bobwhite Circle, $241,500. Anthony and Mary Dennis to Daniel and Monica Ervin, 174 Hunting Bay Drive, $248,000. Fed Enterprises, Inc. to Eddie and Stacy Holland, 394 Old Hwy 58, $255,000. Lake Carolina Homes, LLC to Nakai Shiver, 109 Marsh Island Drive, $300,000. Bluewater Associates of Emerald Isle, Inc. to Terry and Donna Barclay, 111 Lowery Lane, $494,000. *Publisher’s Note: This data is provided as public information available to all county residents. Island Review accepts no liability for errors or omissions and has endeavored to be as accurate as possible. Price given indicates the number of tax stamps purchased at deed filing (representing $2 for $1,000 of sales price, in $500 increments) and as such, may not exactly reflect the true purchase price.


gardenscape The Summer Vegetable Garden BY MID APRIL the soil has warmed here in coastal North Carolina. Even the most cold sensitive vegetables can be planted, by seed or seedling, and should thrive in the warm sunshine. If you have not yet planted a small (or large) vegetable garden, you should do it now! Look for an area that gets plenty of sunshine and where you have easy access to water. Start small, maybe even tiny. Consider focusing your attention on as little as one small bed, about 4 foot by 8 foot. This month you easily could plant a cherry tomato plant, green beans, a sweet pepper plant, a hot pepper plant, an eggplant and some radishes in that space! When those plants are tired and worn out in August and September, you can clear the bed and plant beets, kale, spinach, sweet little turnips, carrots and fall lettuce. If managed carefully, a small bed can give you a great return for very little work! What are the most important tips to get you started? Here are a few: · Remove all the weeds from the area. All of our warm season grasses, such as Bermuda and centipede, can become very difficult weeds in the vegetable garden. Dig up the plants, making sure you get all the roots out. Shake off the soil; you want to keep all of that in the vegetable bed! Don’t kill weeds and grasses with any herbicide that has any residual effects, as it will make it impossible to grow your

vegetables. If you use an herbicide, read the label carefully to make sure it says it is safe to use in areas where you will grow vegetables, and then be sure to wait the appropriate time (read the label) between using the herbicide and planting the vegetables! Clear an area around the vegetable garden beds as well. Consider it a walkway and a weed free zone that helps you keep your hard won, weed free garden safe from weeds that otherwise will invade both the soil surface and under the soil. (cont. on page 42)

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· Mix in organic matter. Whether you buy it in a bag, make it in your own pile or hire worms to do it for you, fully decomposed organic matter is the best thing you can do for your garden. It will take that dry, sandy coastal soil and help it hold water and nutrients for your hungry and thirsty plants. You can mix in up to 50 percent composted organic matter! That means you could add as much as 8 inches on the surface, then till it down into the top 8 inches of your soil. That will leave you with 16 inches of highly organic, uniformly mixed soil for your young plants. Till or mix by hand any soil additives you use. Never just place a layer of soil or organic matter, whether it is 2 inches deep or 10 inches deep, on top of the soil and walk away. Tiny roots don’t like moving from one distinct root zone to another, so if you don’t till in your soil amendments you may end up with a tiny, shallow root zone, and weak plants that can’t withstand heat and drought. · Keep it watered. It gets hot and dry here at the coast. Growing vegetables need lots and lots of water. So keep your beds moist; not wet, but moist. Allowing the soil to dry out completely between watering will stress your plants and might lead to problems such as blossom end rot of tomatoes and squash. · Keep it picked. Vegetable plants produce most efficiently when the vegetables are picked regularly. Plants may stop producing all together if you leave fruit on the vine/

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plant until it is large and woody and has mature seeds. · Fertilize, but not too much. Vegetables that aren’t fertilized will not grow. They will stay small, spindly and yellowed. Vegetables that are fertilized too much will grow huge, dark green and beautiful, but will not produce any fruit. Find the right balance between the two. Carefully follow the directions on the fertilizer you choose. Do not assume that if 1 tablespoon is good, 2 tablespoons is great! · Enjoy yourself. Vegetable gardens should bring you joy, not frustration. Keep it small. Maybe very, very small so that it is easy to manage, even on hot, dry days. Remember to appreciate the beauty of each leaf, each flower, each young bean or eggplant. Don’t focus on the stinkbug; just smash him between two bricks and then be amazed by the colors of the ripening tomatoes.

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NOAA, USPS Renew Charting Commitment

NOAA AND THE US Power Squadrons, a nonprofit organization dedicated to safe boating, renewed a 50-year commitment to a cooperative charting program that helps to update the nation’s thousands of navigational charts. Under the voluntary program, formalized by a Memorandum of Agreement, members of the US Power Squadrons scan water and land areas, looking for changing conditions that may not be reflected on NOAA nautical charts. Power Squadrons members submit their reports online, and NOAA cartographers review and incorporate changes to their navigation products. “The partnership between Coast Survey and the Power Squadrons is a long and successful one, speaking to our shared vision of safety on US waters,” said Rear Admiral

Gerd Glang, director of NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey. “The cooperative charting program, originally formalized in 1963, continues an extremely cost-effective method for correcting chart errors that are the result of constantly changing coastlines and seafloors.” Over the last 10 years, Power Squadrons members have submitted more than 28,000 corrections to NOAA’s nautical charts and the United States Coast Pilot, a series of (cont. on page 44) ISLAND REVIEW • May 2013

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nautical books that cover a variety of information important to coastal and Great Lakes navigators. More than 4,000 members have submitted reports, adding their particular local knowledge to NOAA’s national effort to keep navigation materials accurate. “I believe that our cooperative efforts with NOAA represent an ideal partnership between a volunteer organization and a federal agency,” says John Alter, chief commander of the US Power Squadrons headquartered in Raleigh. “It gives our members a feeling of accomplishment and pride to see their contributions reflected in the latest nautical chart updates and provides a tangible benefit to being a US Power Squadrons member. This cooperative effort has stood the test of time, and we look forward to our continued commitment to this important civic service.” Rear Admiral Glang attended the US Power Squadrons’ annual meeting in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday, Jan. 19. He and Alter signed the new Memorandum of Agreement that updates and improves the cooperative charting program. The local Fort Macon Sail and Power Squadron here on the Crystal Coast was recognized at the annual meeting in Jacksonville, Fla., and placed on the honor role for the number of members participating and the number of hours dedicated to providing updates. Coast Survey established the cooperative charting program so local Power Squadron members could check their local charts for accuracy and report discrepancies. Fort Macon Sail and Power Squadron, under Commander Richard McKeon of Newport, surveys areas of Chart 11543, “Cape Lookout to New River.”

Howd Takes Helm Robert Howd of Newport was installed as commander of District 27 of the US Power Squadrons in a Change of Watch ceremony at the North Raleigh Hilton on March 23. He relieved Harold O’Briant in a ceremony conducted by Chief Commander John Alter of the US Power Squadrons headquartered in Raleigh. Both men are members of the local Fort Macon Sail and Power Squadron here on the Crystal Coast and Howd is its past commander. US Power Squadrons (USPS) have nearly 40,000 members organized into more than 400 squadrons across the country, Japan and in some US territories. USPS is America’s largest nonprofit boating organization and has been honored by three US presidents for its civic contributions. District Commander Howd will lead the activities of 20 local squadrons in North Carolina and one in South Carolina that offer boating safety courses on a regular basis to boaters in their communities. These courses are open to the public, and there is no age limit for participants. USPS squadrons have offered these courses for over half a century and have educated more than 3 million boaters to date. Successfully completing a USPS boating safety course meets the educational requirements for boat operation in all states. Visit www.usps.org/cgi-bin-nat/ eddept/cfind.cgi to locate Power Squadrons courses or seminars near you. Squadrons offer free Vessel Safety Checks at the request of their owners who register for one at safetyseal. net/GetVSC. District 27 vessel examiners checked 1,832 vessels in 2012 for compliance with federal, Coast Guard and state boating laws. 44

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The Return of the Atlantic Beach Circle I HAVE ALWAYS been jealous of those who got to experience the Atlantic Beach Circle in its heyday. I Mayor Trace Cooper heard great stories from my grandfather about the area in the 1940’s and 50’s and equally great stories from my dad about shagging at the Pavilion in the 60’s. But, by the time of my earliest memories in the 70’s, the Circle was already in decline. Since then, Atlantic Beach, its citizens and visitors have been waiting for someone to come along and help bring the Circle back. I am proud to write that the Atlantic Beach Town Council recently decided to stop waiting for something to happen at the Circle. Instead, they decided to make something happen. In March, the Council voted to move forward with the construction of a new Town Center building at the “point” of the Circle. The building will be located at the entrance to the Circle near the main stoplight in town – where our flagpoles are currently located. The Town Center will serve as a welcome center and small museum for visitors. It will also be the location of some town administrative offices. But, most importantly, it will contain some flexible event space that will be able to host public and private events, such as weddings, that will bring large numbers of people back to the Circle every weekend in the season. A great looking civic building will have a positive impact on the area just by its presence. But, this presence along with all of the events being held there will make the new Town Center a catalyst for the private development we have been waiting for. I believe our investment in this Town Center will soon be followed by restaurants, arcades, ice cream parlors, night clubs and shops that will reestablish the Circle as the heart of Atlantic Beach. The cost of this project is significant, but it is an expense that we have been planning for and one that we can easily afford. It will not hamper our other ongoing efforts to bring Atlantic Beach back, such as our family entertainment and amusement efforts that are centered on our Town Park. On the contrary, by enticing private capital to come off the sidelines and invest in Atlantic Beach, we’ll be accelerating the revitalization of our town. When you arrive in town in the near future, you’ll crest the bridge to that amazing view of our town spreading out before you with the ocean as a backdrop. Our architects have designed a building that evokes classic beach architecture in a fun and exciting way. This building will announce that we have respect for our roots as a classic beach town, but that we aren’t just living in the past. This building will announce that the heart of Atlantic Beach, the Circle, is alive and well. And, if it has the impact I envision, it won’t be long before we all get to enjoy a new heyday at the Circle. We all will have a chance to make new memories at the Circle that we can share with generations to come.

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Service Above Self

Mayor Ken Jones

WHETHER YOU CALL it “volunteering,” “serving on,” or “helping out,” this is what the people of Pine Knoll Shores are all about. I often talk about the boards and groups in our town because they are the most visible day in and day out. When I leave town I see Pine Knoll Shores citizens volunteering at the hospital, churches, the maritime museum, Habitat for Humanity, Fort Macon and the list goes on and on. This spring was another great example of the selflessness of the people in our town. On March 22nd , Arbor Day in North Carolina, the Pine Knoll Shores Garden Club planted another tree in memory of a past member. Later that same day, the Community Appearance Commission dedicated four trees at the corners of the new Mimosa Bridge to former Senator Jean Preston. With a Tree City USA designation, it’s only fitting to plant trees as memorials. The most interesting point to me is that these trees are indicative of the selflessness of community service. The five trees planted will not provide shade for most of us, but by taking a long term perspective these selfless volunteers not only dedicate their time and talents, they are taking care of future citizens and making sure we maintain the town’s character. Just a week later we had the Easter Egg Hunt put on by our Parks and Recreation Committee (PARC), which is entirely comprised of volunteers. The Easter rabbit was scheduled to arrive on a fire truck, but our firefighters were involved in a real house fire in Atlantic Beach. Our volunteer firefighters came through again. While they were having a car wash fundraiser, several of them manned a fire truck and the bunny costume and came to the rescue. Volunteers coming to help volunteers! All of the folks that are on boards, helping out with PARC activities or active in any of the clubs in town are getting a great return; they’re selflessly giving themselves (Yourselves!) for the betterment of our community today and tomorrow, and feeling good about it. Keeping our town the way it is isn’t easy and it is not about yourself or today – it’s about others and tomorrow. We always have opportunities for you to get involved in your town – whether a full time resident or part time, you can take pride in making a difference. Not only in Pine Knoll Shores, but our larger community too. We have volunteer applications on our website. Thank you to every person that volunteers or has volunteered and thinks of service above self. We all enjoy the benefits you provide. One team, One town, One Pine Knoll Shores!

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club news PKS Women’s Club WHAT IS THE gift you can give to your family? According to attorney Jane Gordon, the guest speaker at the March meeting of the Pine Knoll Shores Women’s Club, having an estate plan will minimize stress for your survivors, save legal fees and expenses for your heirs, minimize estate tax consequences, prevent disagreements over asset control and generally save your survivor’s confusion, aggravation and paperwork. Sounds like a gift we’d all like to receive. Gordon, of the Morehead City law firm of Kirkman, Whitford, Brady, Berryman and Farias, PA, provided an overview of estate planning goals. She explained the various forms of powers of attorney, including durable power of attorney, health care power of attorney and discussed the differences between a living will and a power of attorney. She pointed out recent changes to the tax codes that allow a $5.25 million estate tax exemption, which can greatly simplify estate planning for most households. Practical considerations include addressing your estate plan while you are competent, naming an executor(s) of your will, identifying a safe and accessible location for your will and estate documents and communicating that location to your heirs. She impressed upon the audience that becoming the executor of a will “is not a reward, it is a serious responsibility.” For those who have moved to North Carolina from other states it is important to consult an attorney to insure that their will is in conformity with North

Carolina estate laws. Following Gordon’s presentation, Bud Pitzer, chair of this year’s Kayak for the Warriors weekend, explained plans for the June 7-8 fundraising event including a live auction, a welcoming reception, the kayak race, a family bike ride and a reception for the winners. Pine Knoll Shores community members are responsible for the success and growth of this event through their participation in the race, volunteering and hosting various race weekend events, purchasing auction items and cheering on participants. The club’s business meeting followed the presentations with committee reports and announcements by President Bonnie Ferneau that the club will be serving a hotdog lunch at the May 11 Mile of Hope event for children undergoing cancer treatment. A collection in memory of club member Pat Filan was earmarked for the Carteret Community College Foundation Scholarship Fund. This month’s Famous Woman was President Harry Truman’s daughter, Margaret Truman Daniel, who was a prolific author and an accomplished singer. She died in 2008 at age 83. The next meeting of the Women’s Club will be held May 17 at the Pine Knoll Shores Town Hall beginning at 9:30am. Enjoy a virtual trip to the seashore as our speakers Jan Corsello and Sheryl Woodbury explore our local beaches in a program entitled “From Sea Shells to Sharks Teeth.”

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Atlantic Breeze Storm Shutters: 4101 Arendell St., Morehead City, 252-727-9040. Free estimates! The Carolinas’ only custom Bahama & Colonial manufacturer. Visit our showroom to see our complete line of storm shutters & awnings, in fiberglass & aluminum, folding accordion, rolldownsno storm bars, canvas & retractable awnings. Aqua One Pool and Spa: 1058 Cedar Point Blvd., Cedar Point, 252-393-9928, offering installation, service, renovations, maintenance and supplies to swimming pool and hot tub owners in Eastern North Carolina. Specializing in residential, vacation rentals, homeowners associations and commercial properties, including resorts and hotels. Brown & Curtis Home Services: 103 Pinewood Place, Emerald Isle, 252-5031573, providing year-round property management and maintenance for absentee homeowners along the Crystal Coast. Clegg’s Termite & Pest Control: Morehead City, 252-726-1781, New Bern, 252-636-2345, 800-763-0378 or cleggs.com for an office nearest you. Locally owned & operated by NCSU grad, former president of NC Pest Control Assoc. Servicing homes & businesses all over NC since 1960, free termite inspections. Coastal Craftsmen: 306 Daisy Court, Emerald Isle, 252-354-9396, cell: 5030466. For quality remodeling, additions & docks, call licensed and insured Chris Ferri for estimates on windows, doors, roofing, painting, siding, decks, bulkheads, steps, walls & fences. Great Windows: 252-728-3373, greatwindowsnc.com. Quality custom made window treatments including blinds, shades & shutters. For a perfect match, professional decorators come to your home or business. Products include: Great Windows, Hunter Douglas, Timber and Somfy motorized remote control. Fast one-week service (shutters 15 days). Call today for a handcrafted, flawless fit, precise installation and 100-year warranty. H&H Landscaping, Inc.: 104 Seth Thomas Lane, Swansboro, 910-326-3977, hhlandscapes.com. Setting the standard of excellence in landscape maintenance, installation, irrigation & lawn care in coastal North Carolina. Featuring custom outdoor kitchens. Competitive rates, superior customer service. Home Repairs by Darryl Marshall: 230 West Shorewood Drive, Emerald Isle, 252-354-2883, dmarshall@ec.rr.com. Serving Emerald Isle property owners for 25 years. Specializing in remodeling and home repairs, services include carpentry, painting, roofs, decks, replacement windows and doors and yard maintenance. Call with all your home improvement needs. Island Creek Designs: 252-728-7884, www. islandcreekdesigns.com. Add distinction and flair to your home with our custom designed PVC architectural trim and décor. Exterior grade PVC offers low maintenance yet is durable with a fine finish. Our corner brackets can be used

for porches, entryways, mailboxes and more. Toe brackets also make great interior window shutters, privacy screens and can be used as shelving brackets. Also make custom porch railing panels, stair risers and house trim. Island Home Maintenance: Emerald Isle, 252646-2487. Call me for all your maintenance needs. Minor electrical and plumbing repairs, tiling, painting and carpentry. Located on the island. Liftavator: 3302 Hwy 70 East, New Bern, 888-634-1717, encelevators.com. Service all brands of elevators & lifts with 5year product warranty & 2-year service warranty. Licensed & insured. 24-hour service available. Building, installing & servicing elevators since 1985. McCausley Carpet Care: 530 Pearson Circle, Newport, 252-764-2342, serving all of the Crystal Coast. Licensed and insured with more than 12 years experience. Rejuvenate your carpets today! Outer Island Accents: 252-504-1001, 877-788-1051. Custom residential & commercial, interior & exterior painting in Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, Morehead City & Beaufort. References available, fully insured. Pipeline Plumbing, Inc.: 910-381-4101. A local family-owned business taking care of all your plumbing needs. Licensed and fully insured with guaranteed, quality work. Services include new construction, remodeling, repairs, re-piping, water heaters (tanks and tankless), fixture replacement, additions, winterizations and more. RP2 certified with 24-hour emergency service available. Rhinoshield: 2940 Trawick Road #7, Raleigh, is bringing its specialized elastomeric ceramic exterior wall coating to the beach. It is designed to be waterproof and insulate for long lasting beauty. The formula contains ceramic spheres to perform under harsh conditions to prevent cracking, chipping or peeling for 25 years. See for yourself at www. rhinoshieldnc.com or call 919-239-4009. Southern Glass & Mirror: 1047 W. Corbett Ave. (Hwy 24), Swansboro, 252-354-1223, 910-325-1050, 24-hr. emergency service 910-326-5283. Prompt, professional sales, service & installation of residential & commercial windows & glass doors, screens, mirrors, custom shower doors & enclosures, insulated glass, plexiglass & lexan, in Carteret, Craven & Onslow counties. Tideline Lawn Care: Taylor Marshall, 230 W. Shorewood Drive, Emerald Isle, 252-3542883, 252-725-0755. Company provides seasonal lawn care services, from grass mowing and weed eating to concrete edging and blowing off paved areas on a two-week schedule. Window Wizard: Emerald Isle, 252-5150261, 252-354-3370. Window cleaning and power washing that will leave your “windows so clean that you’ll think they’re open.” Quality work at an affordable price on both residential and commercial properties. Call Virgil for a free estimate. INTERIOR/EXTERIOR DECOR ALB Decorator Fabrics: 110 Little Nine Road,


Morehead City, 252-222-0787. The finest in first-quality fabrics for decorating & quilting. Open Tues.-Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-4. Come see our selection. Artistic Tile & Stone: 252-241-7579. Free design consultation and estimates!  The area’s most unique and extensive selection of interior and exterior tile, mosaics, glass, stone and hardwood. Professional installation. Drop by M-F, 105, Saturday by appointment, 607 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, or visit www.artistictileandstonenc.com. Budget Blinds: 252-247-3355, cell: 252-2296431, budgetblinds.com. Charlie Utz gives free in-home consultations in Carteret & Craven Counties on cellular shades, plantation shutters, blinds, woven woods, draperies & more. Coastal Awnings & Hurricane Shutters: 5300 High St., Morehead City, 252-222-0707, crystalcoastawnings.com. See all your options for hurricane protection, stationary & retractable awnings. 9-5, M-F, weekends by appt. Custom awnings, Bahamas, Colonials, etc. Sales and service – our employees have a combined 40 years of experience. Guthrie Interiors: 4050 Arendell St., Morehead City, 10am-5pm, TuesdayFriday; 10am-3pm, Saturday, carrying furniture, unique art and accessories for all your decorating needs. Monday and afterhours appointments available. McQueen’s Interiors: Pelletier Harbor Shops, Hwy 70/Arendell St., Morehead City, 252247-3175, mcqueensinteriors.com. 10,000 sq. ft. showroom of unique contemporary, traditional & coastal furnishings. Complete professional design services to make your home truly one-of-a-kind. Sound Furniture & Appliances: 600 Cedar Point Blvd, Hwy 24 East, Cedar Point, 252-393-8130, shopsoundfurniture.com. Quality at exceptional prices. Window, Wall & Interior Décor: 1507 Live Oak St., Beaufort, windowandwalldecor.com, 252-838-0201 or 800-601-8036. Custom made draperies and valances. Beautiful and as affordable as you need them to be. GEAR & EVENT RENTALS Island Essentials: Linen & Leisure Supply Company, Emerald Isle, 888-398-8887, 252-354-8887, info@island-essentials. com. High quality baby & beach gear rental equipment with free delivery & pickup to your vacation home. Also bed & bath linen service. Year-round, reserve ahead to ensure availability. Visit our new showroom at 8002 Emerald Drive by appointment only. OUTDOORS & MARINE Carolina Home & Garden: 4778 Hwy 24, Bogue, 252-393-9004, a full service nursery offering the area’s largest selection of coastal trees, shrubs and plants. An expert staff is available for landscape design and installation of ponds, water gardens and bird gardens. Check out the great home and garden gifts and year-round Christmas Shoppe. Country Club of the Crystal Coast: 152 Oakleaf Drive, Pine Knoll Shores, 252726-1034. Bogue Banks’ only golf course, overlooking Bogue Sound, offering 18

championship holes of golf with pool, clay tennis courts, restaurant, banquet facilities and much more. Golf and tennis open to the public and when you play, you can dine with us too. Memberships available for residents, nonresidents and juniors. Now offering a new dining membership with dues as low as $10 per month. Call for details. NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores: 252-2474003, 866-294-3477, ncaquariums.com. Facility includes 32-ft. waterfall, 50,000 gallon Queen Anne’s Revenge display, mountain trout pool, jellyfish gallery, river otter exhibit, 306,000-gallon Living Shipwreck exhibit with 3 observation windows. Open daily. Outdoor Solutions: 252-342-1505. Frustrated with year-round lawn care? Call today for professional help with no hassle, moneysaving, contract-free lawn care and landscape services. Quality service that is guaranteed. Outer Banks Marine Construction: 1501 First Ave., Morehead City, 252-240-2525, outerbanksmarineconst.com. Specializing in residential docks, seawalls, boatlifts, floating docks, boat ramps, boatlift service & dock repair, plus some commercial docks & seawalls. Waters Landscaping & Vinyl Manufacturing: 252-354-9162, waterslandscaping. com. Residential & commercial decks, custom vinyl porch railing & fencing, arbors, pergolas, enclosures, with lifetime warranty on materials. Custom artwork by licensed vinyl fabricators. Yardworks, Inc. Landscaping & Lawn Care: 902 WB McLean Blvd., Cape Carteret, 252-393-9005, yardworkslandscapes. com. Over 20 years of experience working on the Crystal Coast. Quality service in landscaping, irrigation, lawn care, outdoor lighting, hardscapes and design. REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION Ace Builders: Emerald Isle, 252-422-2596. greg@acebuildersnc.com, Licensed NC General Contractor, storm damage repair, decks, porches, remodels, new construction, fully insured. Visit www. acebuildersnc.com. Advantage Coastal Properties, Ed & Mac Nelson: CrystalCoastHomesOnline.com, office: 252-354-9000, cell: 252-646-5551. Full service, low cost residential sales. Located in Emerald Isle, serving Emerald Isle and the coastal mainland. Among the top producers 4 years running! Call today and put our system to work for you! Al Williams Properties, Real Estate & Development: 407 Atlantic Beach Causeway, 252-726-8800, 800-849-1888, alwilliamsproperties.com. From sound to sea & beyond. We can serve your coastal real estate needs. Open 6 days/week, by appointment on Sunday. Andrew Roby, Inc.: 607 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Suite 201, 252-648-8007. Call for all your construction needs. We pride ourselves on timeliness and superior quality. No job too big or small. Andrew Roby is at the beach – but we’re not on vacation. Bluewater Builders: 201 Mangrove Drive, Emerald Isle, 888-354-2128, 252-354-

7610, buildwithbluewater.com. From vacation homes to primary residences, Bluewater’s expertise can make your dream of living on the Crystal Coast a customized reality. Bluewater Real Estate: 200 Mangrove Drive, Emerald Isle, 252-354-2128, 888-258-2128; Cape Carteret 252-3932111; Atlantic Beach 252-726-3105, 866-467-3105; Beaufort 866-803-0073; bluewaternc.com. Vacation, monthly & annual rentals. Real estate sales of island & mainland properties for all of Carteret County. Bluewater Vacation Rentals: 200 Mangrove Drive, Emerald Isle, www.bluewaternc. com. Call the owner hotline at 866-8488080 and let them assist you in achieving your goals of maximizing rental income while protecting your investment with the Bluewater Property Management Plan. Brimco Builders: 224 Pintail Lane, Harkers Island, 252-399-9093, bdeanhardt@ yahoo.com, brimcobuilders.com. General contractors offering free CAD design with any home or remodel, additions and remodels, year round property maintenance, handyman service and more than 25 years experience serving Eastern North Carolina. Cannon & Gruber, REALTORS: 509 Atlantic Beach Causeway, 800-317-2866, 252726-6600, cannongruber.com/irm. Specializing in exceptional properties on our beautiful coast for sale or rent. Let our experience work for you! CENTURY 21 Coastland Realty, Inc.: 7603 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, 800-8222121, 252-354-2131, coastland.com. We manage 225+ homes & condos for short or long term rental. With 24 years of experience, our courteous staff look forward to helping with your vacation or sales needs. Crystal Coast Construction: Licensed general contractor specializing in custom homes, remodels and additions on the Crystal Coast. Helping people turn their dreams into reality since 2004 with high standards and affordable pricing. Call 252-241-4271 or visit crystalcoastconstructionei.com. Emerald Isle Realty: 7501 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, Sales: 252-354-4060, 800-304-4060, EmeraldIsleRealty.com. 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, 252354-3315, private owner’s line 800354-2859, EmeraldIsleRealty.com. 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

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with master craftsmen, modular technology, fast construction, display models. Guthrie Construction & Interiors, Inc.: 877-778-3585, 252-354-3585, cell: 252-670-4490, gguthrie3@ec.rr.com. George & Emily Guthrie specialize in building and appointing fine, oceanfront homes for discerning owners. Call today to make your dreams come true. HandCrafted Homes: 3900 Hwy 70 East, New Bern, 252-514-4516, handcraftedhomes.com. We can build your new stick-built home off-site, faster, with better workmanship & strength, from a wide selection of designs. Hours: Mon, 9am-4pm; Tue-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat. 10am-4pm; closed Sunday; open by appointment anytime. Katrina Marshall, Real Estate Broker: Realty World First Coast Realty, 1440-B Salter Path Road, PO Box 620, Salter Path, NC 28575, serving Emerald Isle, Salter Path and the surrounding areas. Over 22 years experience working with property owners in Carteret County and the Emerald Isle area. Please call me to work for you, 252-247-1000 (office), 252-241-1081 (mobile) or kmarshall@ eastnc.twcbc.com. Kitch Ayre: Real Estate Broker with Bluewater, Emerald Isle & Cape Carteret, 888-354-2128, cell: 252-241-1382, kitchayre@hotmail. com. Accredited Buyer’s Representative, Carteret County Assoc. of Realtors 2005 Top Producer & Sales Agent, Bluewater 2005 Top Producer. Call me for all of your real estate needs. Landmark Homes: 252-393-2159, 800-611-7705, landmarkhomesnc. com. Diane & John Ritchie offer fully licensed & insured, commercial & quality home building services as well as renovations to make your wishes come true. Pat Patteson, General Contractor: 8926 Crew Drive, Emerald Isle, 252-723-8800, 252-354-7248, pat@islandhomesbypatpatteson. com. Stop by to see us at our location behind Bert’s Surf Shop. Custom homes, design service & renovations; call Pat, a Master Certified Green Professional, to build your dreams from design to completion; member of NCHBA and NAHB. The Star Team: 201 W. Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, 252727-5656, www.crystalcoasthomesearch.com, your expert on the Crystal Coast and its beautiful, diverse communities. From excellent schools to retirement opportunities, let Louis Weil and his team help you find your perfect home at the beach. The Sunroom Place: 5261 Hwy 70, Morehead City, 252-269-3833. Are you looking to build a sunroom or patio and extend your living space? This licensed general contractor specializes in sunrooms. Sun-Surf Realty (Sales & Rentals): 7701 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, Sales 252-354-2958, 800-849-2958, Rentals 252-354-2658, 800553-7873, sunsurfrealty.com. Come for a week, stay for a lifetime. Call for our rental brochure or email rentals@sun-surf.com for great rentals & fine home sales. Syndie Byrd, CRS: 252-354-6111, 888-354-2128 x219, cell: 252646-3244, homesinemeraldisle.com. Real estate broker with 16+ years sales experience in vacation homes, investment properties, year-round/permanent homes & vacant land. Specializing in Crystal Coast, Cape Carteret & Swansboro. Buyer representation available.

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SHOPS & SERVICES Emerald Isle Books: Emerald Plantation, Emerald Isle, 252-3545325, emeraldislebooks.com. Great selection of books, greeting cards, rubber stamps, kites, bath items, stationery, games, toys & puzzles for the entire family. Hardback books discounted 10%. Emerald Isle Self Storage: 8926 Crew Drive, Emerald Isle (access road to Food Lion), 252-354-6966. Open Mon.-Fri. 9am-4pm, Sat. and Sun. by appt. Now you can keep it all on the island without keeping it in your garage. Just Hair: Emerald Plantation Shopping Center, Emerald Isle, 252354-3302, 16 years of experience in a full service salon for men & women offering the latest haircuts, foil highlighting, perms, color, facial waxing, braiding, ear piercing. Walk-ins welcome. Lighthouse Boutique: 105 Front St., Swansboro, 910-326-6482. Onestop store for that special occasion. Specializing in top designers like City Girl, Not Your Daughters’ Jeans, Ann Trinity, Picadilly and much more. Sizes small to 3x. Unique selection of shoes, handbags, handmade jewelry and sterling jewelry accessories. Petal Pushers, Etc.: 7803 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, 252-3548787, petalpushersshop.com. Special for rental property owners, welcome guests with fresh flowers for less than $50 a week. Floral arrangements for all occasions, weddings and every day, plants, gifts, handcrafted jewelry and local art. Swan Feathers: 504-B Cedar Point Blvd., Cedar Point, 252-3932142. Features casual ladies’ sportswear, career wear & elegant evening wear by top designers. Accessories include a wide variety of jewelry, hats, shoes, purses & much more! Open Mon.Sat. 10am-6pm. Top it Off: 8700 Emerald Plantation, Suite 7, Emerald Isle, 252-3547111. Experience the difference – offering unique gifts, jewelry, clothing, accessories, shoes and much more. Whimsical and fun gifts for all occasions.


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

Crystal Coast Construction.......................................52 Emerald Isle Beach Club..........................................27 Emerald Isle Books...................................................12 Emerald Isle Insurance.............................................31 Emerald Isle Realty Sales.........................................55 Emerald Isle Realty Vacation Rentals.......................28 Emerald Isle Self Storage.........................................17 Flipperz Family Bar & Grill........................................20 Flipperz, Etc..............................................................20 Future Homes.............................................................4 Golden Carpet & Tile................................................43 Great Windows..........................................................40 Guthrie Construction.................................................46 Guthrie Interiors........................................................10 Handcrafted Homes..................................................53 H & H Landscaping.....................................................7 Home Repairs by Darryl Marshall............................35 Island Creek Designs..................................................7 Island Essentials.......................................................14 Island Home Maintenance........................................15 Just Hair......................................................................4 Kathryn’s...................................................................37 Ladies Touch Upholstery.............................................4 Landmark Homes/Hatteras Pools.............................45 LIFTAVATOR Residential Elevators & Lifts.................8 Lighthouse Boutique.................................................44 McCausky Carpet Care............................................52 McQueen’s Interiors....................................................5 Med First Immediate Care & Family Practice...........15 NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores .........................36

Outdoor Solutions.....................................................44 Outer Banks Marine Construction............................15 Outer Island Accents................................................11 Owen’s Construction.................................................17 Pacific Beachwear.....................................................23 Pat Patteson, General Contractor.............................19 Petal Pushers............................................................11 Pipeline Plumbing.....................................................35 Portofino....................................................................37 Realty World, First Coast, Katrina Marshall..............17 Rhino Shield..............................................................32 Soleic Outdoor Kitchens by Landmark Homes..........8 Sound Bank..............................................................41 Sound Furniture........................................................16 Southern Glass & Mirror...........................................31 The Sunroom Place/Elite Homes.............................46 Sun-Surf, Brenda Benson.........................................12 Sun-Surf Realty Property Mgmt................................21 Sun-Surf Realty Sales................................................9 Star Team, The..........................................................33 Swan Feathers/Clamdiggers Closet.........................32 Tideline Lawn Care...................................................53 Top it Off....................................................................13 Town of Emerald Isle.................................................24 Veggie Box................................................................26 Waters Landscaping & Vinyl Manufacturing.............35 Window, Wall & Interior Décor..................................42 Window Wizard.........................................................13 Yardworks, Inc. Landscaping & Lawn Care...............25 York Properties..........................................................12

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