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coasting Thanksgiving Feast and Jumble Sale THE BEAUFORT HISTORIC Site transforms into a community market from 9am-3pm on Saturday, Nov. 17 with its annual Jumble Sale. Vendors create an old-fashioned, farmer’s market style venue, selling an array of items and food. Attendees should expect to find art, handmade crafts, holiday gifts, antiques and collectibles, jewelry and much more. Find great bargains and start the holiday shopping early at this wonderful event that serves a greater cause. The Mattie King Davis Art Gallery, the oldest gallery in Carteret County, is also open during the event and features an art yard sale, or “Yart” sale. The gallery features the works of more than 100 local and regional artists, and offers reduced prices on fine arts and crafts, art supplies, books and more on its front porch during the Jumble Sale. “It’s a great place to shop for handmade items and unique gifts,” said Beaufort Historical Association Executive Director Patricia Suggs. The Jumble Sale serves as a fundraiser for the restoration and education projects of the Beaufort Historical Association. There is no admission fee to attend the sale, and vendor information is available for those interested. The BHA’s 2012 Community Thanksgiving Feast is scheduled from 11:30am-1pm on Sunday, Nov. 18 at the Beaufort Historic Site. The festive fall event features a traditional turkey dinner with a variety of trimmings, all prepared and donated by Beaufort area restaurants, making this a true community event. Join others from the community in this annual event and help give thanks to the folks who keep the area’s heritage alive. These meals may be packed to take home or eaten on the grounds of the historic site under a tent served from the Josiah Bell House on Turner Street. Tickets for the Thanksgiving feast are $18 in advance and $20 the day of the event. Tickets are limited to 300 and sell out quickly. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact the BHA at 252-728-5225, stop by the Welcome Center at 130 Turner St. or visit www.beauforthistoricsite.org.
support group, court advocacy, case management, mental health advocacy, emergency financial and medical assistance, transportation and a food pantry,” said executive director of the Carteret County Domestic Violence Program, Glenda Riggs. “The importance of CCDVP’s fundraising events like this one, is that it provides money that the agency can use for the shelter’s electric bills, phone bills, insurance, food and supplies for the food pantry and undesignated funds not often available through grant funding, which is often program specific.” Tickets for the luncheon and fashion show are $30 per person and can be ordered by calling Linda Holden at 252-240-1858 or Elaine Baker at 252-726-2336.
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Fighting Domestic Violence The Carteret County Domestic Violence Program (CCDVP) hosts one of its largest annual fundraising events, a fashion show and luncheon known for packing the Crystal Coast Civic Center. The fashion show features wares from more than a dozen clothing stores and boutiques around the area, and the funding goes to assist the agency and its efforts to provide a safe place for more women and children each year. This year’s event is the 22nd annual fundraiser dubbed “Healing Little Hearts With Hope,” and is representative of the hundreds of children who are victims of family violence each year, often silently. The event is held from 12:30-3:30pm on Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Crystal Coast Civic Center, catered by Floyd’s 1921 Restaurant. Guests and visitors can also participate in a 50/50 raffle and silent auction, featuring a variety of items donated by local businesses, artisans and individuals. “The proceeds go to support the agency’s shelter and support services for survivors of abuse and their children by providing 24 hour crisis lines, safety, emergency shelter, counseling and
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who attend. There is a different theme each year, and everyone is invited to dress up in their favorite themed characters. “This year we are switching it up with the Gilligan’s Island theme, where we will have a raffle to get off the ‘island,’” said Gina Holland, director of development and communications. She also explained that this year’s event is costume optional. The Boatshop Bash invites new members to explore the regional traditions kept alive by the watercraft center, such as boat building, traditional carpentry, oar building and tool making. Entertainment runs from 6:30-10pm on Saturday, Nov. 3, and live music is provided by the local band, Conch Stew. The event is catered by Spoons Catering Company, Beaufort. Tickets are $50 for members of the museum and $55 for nonmembers and are available by calling 252-728-7317.
Adopt an Artist Sale and Exhibit Initiated in 2007, the Arts Council of Carteret County’s Adopt an Artist program places the work of arts council member artists in a wide variety of local businesses, public offices and institutions. Businesses and organizations have the opportunity to display fine art and visual media on their premises, showing their support for local artists. Adopt an Artist is beginning its fifth year in November and will celebrate with a show and sale at the Beaufort Art Center on Turner Street. The free event runs from 10am-5pm on Saturday, Nov. 3 and noon-4pm on Sunday, Nov. 4. “Over the past four years this program has brought a great deal of awareness of the arts, artists and the Arts Council to this county,” stated Sally Lumpkin, program administrator for Adopt an Artist. “We are so appreciative of all the participants, especially the businesses, who are our free walls. They are helping us to accomplish two of our missions: to promote and expand the arts.” To learn more, visit artscouncilcarteret.org.
Decoy Festival and Waterfowl Weekend The Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild celebrates its annual Decoy Festival for the 25th time on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1-2 at the group’s headquarters and at Harkers Island Elementary School, bringing together carvers from all around for two days of contests, auctions, demonstrations, food and fun. Attendees may compete in a carving contest, bid on items in the auction, watch the hunting dog competition and the children have an opportunity to paint a decoy of their own. The Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center in Harkers Island also hosts its annual Core Sound Waterfowl Weekend Dec. 1-2. This celebration of heritage allows the Harkers Island community to share the natural beauty and maritime heritage of the area. Waterfowl Weekend is free for guests and takes place at the Waterfowl Museum, located next to the National Park Service at the end of Harkers Island Road. Visitors can experience exhibits, browse the wares of regional artists, enjoy live entertainment, tour the education tent and chat with decoy carvers and artisans from around the county and up and down the coast. With anywhere from 5,000-10,000 people visiting for the Waterfowl weekend, the museum becomes the center of attraction. Core Sound celebrates with a homecoming atmosphere for all who venture to the “end of the road” for a taste and feel of North Carolina’s maritime traditions. For more information on the Core Sound Waterfowl Weekend, call 252-728-1500 or visit www.coresound.com. For more information concerning the Decoy Festival, call 252-838-8818 or visit www.decoyguild.com.
Annual Great Mullet Run The 13th annual Great Mullet Run, sponsored by the Swansboro Rotary Club and Tideland News, is slated for Saturday, Nov. 10 in Swansboro. The 5K course is USATF certified and the event includes a 1-mile walk/run. Both races begin and end at the Hammock Beach State Park Visitors Center. The mile run is scheduled to start at 8:30am and the 5K begins at 9:30. The race is dedicated to the memory of Lee Cooper of Peletier, who died in February, 2007. Cooper, who was a retired US Marine and an avid runner with more than 100 marathons to his credit, was a long-time supporter of the Mullet Run. Race participants can register online at active.com. Late registrations are from 4-6pm on Nov. 9 at the Rotary Civic Center in Swansboro. Race-day registration begins at 7:30am at Hammocks Beach State Park. Runners who are pre-registered can pick up their numbers at either location.
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A Wilderness of Error By Errol Morris IT IS NORTH Carolina’s most famous murder investigation. In February of 1970 the wife and two daughters of Jeffrey MacDonald, a doctor in the Army stationed at Fort Bragg, were brutally killed. Dr. MacDonald claimed “hippie” intruders broke in, beat and stabbed his family, and wounded him. In 1979 he was convicted of killing his family and remains in prison today, but there is a hearing at the present time to determine if new evidence warrants another trial. Errol Morris, an Academy Award-winning director, has been investigating the MacDonald case for more than twenty years. “A Wilderness of Error” is the product of his investigation. It is a thorough look at the original trial and the subsequent events that have followed, including appraisals of new evidence. Morris has interviewed dozens of the people connected to the case, some of whom are now deceased. He has concluded that the original trial was poorly handled and much of the testimony tainted. Morris offers a probing critique of Joe McGinniss’s book “Fatal Vision,” which was the basis for a popular television miniseries that was incriminating of Jeffrey MacDonald. McGinniss was given full access to MacDonald’s defense team and befriended the accused doctor, only to present a damning true crime thriller; one that led many readers to conclude MacDonald was a crazed murderer in 1970. Morris proposes that “Fatal Vision” was a misrepresentation of the facts of the case. Much of “A Wilderness of Error” is about Helena Stoeckly, who claimed she was at the MacDonald house when her friends broke into the home during the night. Though she told several people she was there that evening, she refused to testify at the 1979 trial that she was in the house. Stoeckly, now deceased, has been the focus for years of those who believe that MacDonald is innocent. Morris suggests that she was intimidated by the prosecution and the judge involved in the trial of Jeffrey MacDonald. A broken rocking horse, hair fibers, a determined father of the deceased wife, a bloody pajama top and a mysterious phone call are all covered well in Morris’s investigation. The drug Eskatrol, a floppy hat, an overturned coffee table and a Jewish lawyer from Los Angeles become fascinating aspects of this new examination of the case that captured the imagination of so many. Very few details of the drawn out drama have been overlooked by Errol Morris. If you are one of the thousands who have wondered about what happened that night at Castle Drive in Fayetteville, you will certainly want to delve into this new appraisal of the gruesome murders. If you are new to the story, this treatment will introduce you to the entire history of Jeffrey MacDonald’s effort to prove he did not kill his wife and daughters. The timing of the release of this new book is interesting in that in Raleigh, as I write this review, a judge is trying to weigh the evidence for a new trial. Errol Morris has, at the least, shown that there are differing narratives of the events that night at Fort Bragg, which merit attention.
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Commendation for the band,” Garland said. “In our humble opinion, the West Carteret Marching Patriots is the very best band in the land.” Disney officials selected the WCHS band, based on its musical talent, commitment to academics and music education and its record of positive community service. “It will be a thrill to watch the band perform on Main Street, USA, at the Magic Kingdom, under the direction of faculty members Craig Everett and Andrew Wright,” Garland added. “The WCHS band is known far and wide, enjoying a reputation for ambitious and entertaining field show productions and has won honors at district and state competitions.” The chamber’s resolution concluded: “The Carteret County Chamber of Commerce applauds the West Carteret High School Marching Patriots band and encourages its members: ‘Forever let you hold your banner High! High! High! High!’” “Now it’s time to say goodbye… To all our company: M-I-C, See you real soon (on Christmas Day!)… K-E-Y, Why? Because we like you… M-O-U-S-E.” 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.
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2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Surf Fishing. 9am-Noon. Learn to catch the big ones from the surf with expert instruction and hands-on experience. License requirement is covered; equipment and bait are provided. Age 10 and up, $20. Details: 252-247-4003 or www. ncaquariums.com. Fri. 2: Core Sound Celebration. The Core Sound Waterfowl Museum 20th Anniversary celebration features a dinner at The Boat House, Beaufort. Tickets are $75 per person. Reservations are required. Details: 252.728.1500 or email email@example.com. 3, 10, 17, 24: Boating Courses. 6:30-9pm. These courses are offered jointly with Fort Macon Sail and Power Squadron and the maritime museum, where classes are held. Course is free to attend. Details: 252-8220022 or email SEO@ec.rr.com. Wine Tastings. 2-4pm. Join the folks at The Boathouse, Beaufort, for complimentary wine tastings. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 252838-1524. Early Bird Paddle Trip. 9-11am. Grab a paddle and join the aquarium for an adventure your family will never forget. Load up canoes or kayaks provided. Age 10 and up, $20. Details: 252-247-4003 or www. ncaquariums.com. Sat. 3: Core Sound Community Day: 10am-4pm. This will be an outdoor festival that includes arts and crafts, children’s events, food and music at the Waterfowl Museum, Harkers Island. Details: 252-7281500 or www.coresound.com. Boatshop Bash. 6:30pm. Friend of the NC Maritime Museum host this annual fundraising party at the Watercraft Center. Details: 252-728-7317 or www. ncmaritimemuseums.org.
7, 14, 28: Brown Bag Gam. Noon. Pack a snack and meet at the NC Maritime Museum for a lunch hour program on topics of maritime history, culture and the natural environment. Free. Details: 252728-7317 or www.ncmaritimemuseums.org. 8, 27: Kayak Local Waters. Gain some basic instruction and enjoy paddling through the salt marsh that is Gallants Channel. Runs from noon-4pm on Nov. 8 and 10am-2pm on Nov. 27. Cost is $40, $20 with your own kayak. Age 12 and up. Details: 252-728-7317 or www.ncmaritimemuseums.org. Fri. 9: Friday Free Flicks. 7pm. Movies are family oriented. Popcorn and a drink are $1. Bring chairs or blankets. No outside beverages or snacks are allowed. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 252354-6350 one week prior for movie title. 10, 24: Morehead City Saturday Market. 9am-5pm. Community education and culture once a month at City Park downtown. Vendors include artists, photographers, jewelers, weavers, fisherman, farmers and live entertainment. Details: www.mhcsaturdaymarket.com. Sat. 10: Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman Perform. 8pm. The Down East Folk Arts Society brings the pair to the Clawson’s Restaurant, Beaufort. Tickets are $14 for adults; $12 for members and active-duty military; and $8 for students. Doors open at 7pm. Details: www.downeastfolkarts.org. 13th Annual Great Mullet Run. 8:30am. This annual event is sponsored by the Swansboro Rotary Club and Tideland News. There is a 5K race and a one mile walk/run event. The one mile event begins at 8:30am and the 5K at 9:30. The entry fee is $15. Details: Charles Teachey at 252-393-2301 or call Jimmy Williams at 910-326-5066.
5, 12, 19, 26: Succulent Seafood. 2-4pm. Visit the area’s top eateries to find out how expert chefs choose, prepare and serve fresh local seafood with a flourish, including a test taste. Age 12 and up, $15. Details: 252247-4003 or www.ncacquariums.com.
Sun. 11: Veterans Day Food Drive. 9am5pm. Free admission is offered at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Donations of nonperishable food items accepted for the area food bank. Details: 252-247-4003 or www.ncaquariums.com. 13-14: Traditional Boat Building Carpentry. 9am-5pm. As a team, participants will construct a traditional “rack of eye” flat-bottomed skiff. Reservations required. Cost is $135. Details: 252-728-7317 or www. ncmaritimemuseums.org.
Tue. 6: Ports & Pilots. 10am-Noon. See the big ships up close with this guided behind-the-scenes tour of the NC State Port. The $10 fee includes transportation to and from the museum and a video presentation. Details: 252-728-7317 or www.ncmaritimemuseums.org.
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Thur. 15: Chamber/JobLink Awards Luncheon. Noon. The 8th annual awards luncheon will be held at the Channel Marker Restaurant, Atlantic Beach. The cost to attend is $14 per person. Details: 252726-6350 Fri. 16, 26: Lunch with a Dash of History. Noon. Join local Historian and storyteller Rodney Kemp at The History Place, Morehead. Cost for lunch is $12 and service begins at 11:30am. Rodney’s talks begin at noon. Tickets for just the talk are $5. Details: 252-247-7533. 17-18: Contemporary Boatbuilding Carpentry. 9am-5pm. Learn skills essential for building round-bottomed boats. Class fee is $135 and reservations are required. Details: 252-728-7317 or www. ncmaritimemuseums.org. Sat. 17: Horse Watching Trip. 8:45am. Meet in downtown Beaufort across the Maritime Museum and catch a ferry over to Shackleford Island to walk along its shores to spot wild horses. Cost is $15 for adults and $8 for 11 and under. Reservations required. Details: 252-728-2250, ext. 3001. Scrapbook Workshop. 10am-1pm. A Creative Memories Scrapbooking Workshop will be held at Emerald Isle Parks Recreation. For age 12 and up, preregistration is required. Use of tools and snack provided with $5 fee. Details: 910326-6164. Jumble Sale. 9am-3pm. There’s no admission to visit this annual Beaufort Historical Association event. Look for handmade crafts, art, antiques, pre-loved treasures, jewelry and more as the historic site turns into a community marketplace. Details: 252-728-5225. The Outliers Perform. 9pm. Bill Monroe and The Outliers bring their brand of bluegrass to the Emerald Plantation Clubhouse to recognize the release of the band’s self-titled CD. The event is free. To learn more about the band, visit www. theoutliersband.com. Domestic Violence Fashion Show & Luncheon. 12:30-3:30pm. The Carteret County Domestic Violence Program presents its annual “Healing Hearts With Hope” Fashion Show & Luncheon. Details: Elaine Baker, 252-726-2336. Croatan Band Booster Auction. 10am. Croatan High School Band Booster holds its first annual auction at the school auditorium. All proceeds benefit the band. Details: 252-241-5087. Fri. 30: Bland Simpson Reading/Book Signing. Noon-2pm. Author Bland Simpson makes an appearance at the NC Maritime Museum to share his newest work, “Two Captains from Carolina.” Free. Advance registration required. Details: 252728-7317 or www.ncmaritimemuseums.org. Downtown Morehead Art Walk. 4-8pm. Start at the Morehead City Train Depot and browse downtown galleries for the perfect holiday gift. Free. Details: 252-808-0440 or www.downtownmoreheadcity.com.
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C H A M B E R Connection 2013 Directory & Visitors Guide Has November 16 Deadlines WORK IS NOW under way to compile the 2013 Business Directory & Visitors Guide, which is published by the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce. “We successfully achieved our goal in 2012 to firmly establish Carteret County as the ‘Water Sports Capital of North Carolina,’” said Chamber Chair Mal Garland. In selecting our editorial theme 2013, we’re mixing the tried and the true with something borrowed and something blue in order to forecast our destiny. Here it is: “The sun, the sea, the sand … and the sky’s the limit.” “Everyone knows that the sun and the sand are the foundations for great vacations at the Crystal Coast,” Garland said. “The phrase is borrowed from Julia Batten Wax of Emerald Isle Realty and the ever-changing blue hues of sea and sky provide inspiration for dreaming and achieving all that we can be. “We are still basking in the glory of Beaufort’s recognition as ‘America’s Coolest Small Town of 2012’ in Budget Travel magazine. Just recently Beaufort was featured in Yachting Magazine as the “Best Yachting Town” in North America. “We will be trumpeting these two accomplishments in the 2013 Directory … and looking for more contests to enter and win. “Thanks to the photographers who have already contributed
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M AY O R ’ S Notes Praise for Emerald Isle and Beach Vacations
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I MEET MANY visitors to our town every year. The comments are generally the same from all. They love the “small-town family beach atmosphere,” the beaches and the towns are very clean, etc. The following are excerpts from a letter forwarded to me by one of the local realty companies and parts of an article sent by a citizen. As always, I never try to favor one business over another, so the parts of the letter praising the realty company have been left out. “In the past, we have always stayed in the Northern Outer Banks. We tried everything from Corolla to Hatteras Village, but never seemed to find the perfect location. We loved the beaches at Hatteras Island and the atmosphere in Duck, but hated getting to them. That is when we decided to try Emerald Isle. The drive down was as rough as can be expected on I-95. Once we got off the highway, it was a different story. It was about as enjoyable as it can get; driving through farm country, with no traffic, all the way to the beach! It was hard to believe that one can cross the main bridge across the sound, at 3pm on a Saturday in early August, and not slow down or stop in traffic. Aside from the “small touches,” there were the natural wonders. I have never seen so many frogs or turtles in my
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life. Watching ospreys bring fish daily to feed their young was awesome. The walk across the pier to the sound was breathtaking. A stroll down the beach to “the end” (where the sound began) was amazing – talk about a breathtaking sight! All that, next to a wonderful beach, less than a mile away from town. Couldn’t ask for better! We gave it 5 stars for everything that counted – the house, the beaches, the stroll in the development, the walk on the beach, the walk to town and the bike path to town. Unfortunately, our visit came to an end. All we could say on the way home is “why would we want to go anywhere else again?” Also in the August issue of Pediatrics: “A recent study examined the emotional effects of different types of outdoor environments. Over two years, 2,750 adults were queried about their well-being and calmness after a visit to the seaside, countryside or an urban park. While visits to all outdoor locations were associated with increased feelings of wellbeing including calmness, enjoyment and refreshment; visits to the shore were linked to the highest amount of positive feelings. Researchers speculate that various factors, including childhood memories or the increased exposure to light may all play a role. A beach vacation might not only provide a scenic reprieve from daily life, but boost our happiness more than any other vacation spot.” I hope all of you enjoy Emerald Isle as much as we do. We are sure glad we moved here 19 years ago.
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~Emerald Tidings~ FY 2011-2012 – The Year in Review
The entire Town of Emerald Isle organization continued to work hard during the past fiscal year (July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012) to keep Emerald Isle the great place that it is, and make it even better in the future for our residents, property owners, businesses and visitors. The town strives to provide quality services to sustain a high quality of life and to maintain a small-town atmosphere in Emerald Isle. Our services and community improvements are designed to make Emerald Isle an even better place for our residents to enjoy their lives, and are also strategically implemented to maintain and enhance Emerald Isle’s desirability as a tourism destination, retirement location and investment option. Our challenge is to accomplish all of this in the most cost-effective manner, and we continue to place a high priority on the maintenance of the lowest possible tax rates and strategic grant opportunities. The mayor, board of commissioners, planning board members, advisory committees, town manager, town staff and many concerned citizens remain committed to the continued success of Emerald Isle. We are proud of our collective accomplishments – for you – during the past year, and look forward to another productive year in FY 2012-2013! Highlights of the past fiscal year (July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012) include:
Hurricane Irene Pays an Unwelcome Visit
Hurricane Irene impacted Emerald Isle on Aug. 26 and 27, 2011, and town officials and staff worked in conjunction with Carteret County and other municipal officials to prepare for, and respond to, the storm’s impacts. Irene brought heavy wind and rain, with a high gust of 77 mph and more than 8 inches of rain. Fortunately, Emerald Isle was spared significant building damages and did not experience significant storm water flooding. The town issued a mandatory evacuation and implemented a curfew on Aug. 26, but was able to re-open the town to the public on Aug. 28. The town provided regular hurricane updates before, during and after Irene via the town’s website, email newsletter and Twitter. Town officials and staff worked hard to return the town to normal as quickly as possible, and much effort was expended collecting the significant volume of vegetative debris generated by Irene. The town’s contractor completed debris collections by early October, and the town was fortunate to have all costs reimbursed by FEMA and the NC Division of Emergency Management. Unfortunately, the town’s beaches experienced erosion during Irene, resulting in the loss of approximately 950,000 cubic yards of sand from the town’s 12 miles of beach. The town has been awarded $3.8 million by FEMA to replace a portion of the lost sand, and approximately 4.2 miles of beach will be re-nourished in early 2013.
Beach Nourishment Efforts Continue – Near Term and Long Term
The town, in conjunction with Carteret County and other towns on Bogue Banks, continued efforts to insure that Emerald Isle’s beaches retain their storm protection value and recreational value. The town spent much of FY 11-12 working with County officials, other towns’ officials, engineers and permitting authorities on the planning for an early 2013 beach nourishment project to replace sand lost during Hurricane Irene. Various funding and permitting challenges were addressed over the past year and the project is on track to place approximately 675,000 cubic yards of sand along 4.2 miles of beach in early 2013. Sand is being placed in the areas with the greatest overall need that were most impacted by Hurricane Irene. The total project cost is approximately $9.8 million, with $3.8 million provided by FEMA, $4.5 million by the county and $1.5 million by the town. After an unsuccessful request for $3 million of state funding, the County Beach Commission stepped up to the plate in a big way and increased their total contribution from $1.5 million to $4.5 million. The town also continued working with the county and the other towns during FY 11-12 on a long-term EIS and permitting authority to enable periodic beach nourishment to occur on an as-needed, when-needed and where-needed basis (within certain pre-determined parameters) for the next 50 years. This effort is expected to yield a 50-year permit within the next 1-2 years. A great deal of work was also put forth to ensure adequate funding is available to meet the
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town’s long-term beach nourishment needs, and the town is fortunate to have 75 percent of projected future funding needs addressed by established and reliable funding sources – the county room occupancy tax and the town’s special district property taxes. The town’s long-term funding plan had previously relied on a state contribution for the remaining 25 percent projected to be needed, however, State funding now appears more unlikely. In response, the town sought general assembly approval to levy a new 1 percent beach preservation (local option sales and use) tax within Emerald Isle during the 2012 legislative session. The general assembly will study this issue this fall and winter, and the town hopes to secure approval to hold a town-wide referendum on the proposed new funding source in 2013. The town recognizes that the beach is the town’s greatest asset, and continues to work hard to maintain a healthy beach strand.
Bike Path Network Continues to Grow – Big Goals for the Future
With great fundraising assistance from the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee and generous contributions from residents, visitors and businesses, the town was able to extend the Coast Guard Road bike path from Emerald Isle Woods Park to Ocean Oaks Drive in May 2012. This new segment brings the town’s total network to 4.9 miles, and brings us closer to our goal of extending the bike path all the way to The Point (an additional 1.3 miles) and all the way to the Indian Beach town limits (an additional 4.8 miles). The town’s strategy relies on grant funding for the extension of the Hwy 58 (cont. on page 34)
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T O W N Meeting Town Audit Results Presented WHAT WAS INTRODUCED as a “very clean audit report all the way through,” was presented to the Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners by Charles Smith, of Williams, Scarborough, Smith & Gray CPAs. Smith stated the town maintains a “solid financial position,” and that the audit of the town’s finances “did not identify any major concerns.” Smith reported that the town had reported net assets of $19,495,059 as of June 30, 2012, an increase of $2,012,525 over the prior year primarily due to the retirement of bonds issued to finance the town’s 2005 beach nourishment project and due to land acquisition associated with the Emerald Isle Public Boating Access Area through grant funding. The town had total revenues of $9,623,982 and expenditures of $10,230,824 across all funds during FY 11-12. It utilized a net total of $454,688 of its fund balance along with incurring a new debt issue of $152,154 to balance its revenues and expenditures. At the end of the fiscal year, the town had $3,359,196 of cash and cash equivalents on hand, which makes it possible for the town to meet cash-flow needs of the town in the summer and fall months prior to the receipt of annual property taxes. The town’s property tax collection rater for FY 11-12 was 99.23 percent. Smith concluded his presentation by stating his appreciation to the town’s staff for their cooperation throughout the audit process, and said in his opinion the town’s assets are wellmanaged. The audit is a “tribute for the way you do things,” he proclaimed.
Park Grant to be Submitted The board unanimously authorized the Town Manger Frank Rush to submit a grant application to the NC Parks and Recreation Trust Fund for the purchase of a vacant 2acre lot which is adjacent to the Emerald Isle Boating Access Area. The grant application deadline is January 2013, and the town expects a decision on the application in May 2013. The application is for a matching grant, which means if awarded the town will pay for 50 percent of the land purchase to expand the park. The total price for the 2-arce parcel is $175,000. The town’s 50 percent share would be $87,500.
Town Charter Updated The board unanimously adopted a revised town charter that has updated to meet current state law and to incorporate and condense changes that had been made over the years, making it a simpler, easier to understand document. The new charter can be viewed at emeraldisle-nc.org. The town, established in 1957, had its original charter amended in 1973 by the NC General Assembly. Since 1973 several amendments have been made; in 1997 to implement the council-manager form of government, in 2002 to implement staggered terms for the board of commissioners and 2005 to implement a 4-year term for the mayor. Prior to adopting the revised charter, the board reviewed the proposed changes at its Aug. 14 regular meeting
and adopted a resolution of intent to amend the charter. A public hearing and discussions were held at the board’s Sept. 11 regular meeting and passage of the revised charter was completed in October.
Resolution to Oppose Rate Increases Adopted The board unanimously voted to adopt a resolution that strongly encourages the NC Commissioner of Insurance to reject the proposed 30 percent increase in homeowners insurance for Territory #8 which includes the Town of Emerald Isle and Carteret County, along with Brunswick, New Hanover, Onslow and Pender counties. The resolution points out the fact that Territory #8 already has the highest base rates for homeowners insurance in the entire state and the new rate will advance it even higher, increasing from $1,522 annually to $1,979 annually for $75,000 worth of coverage. Public comments on the new rate request may be sent via email to NC Department of Insurance at 2012homeowners@ ncdoi.gov.
Town Manager Report A second bid opening date has been scheduled for the Irene Beach Nourishment Project, and assuming the low bid is within the budget established for the project, the manager plans on preparing and presenting to the board a construction contract recommendation at its November meeting. Work on this project is expected to start this winter, with a completion date of March 31, 2013. Deer population estimates have been completed along Coast Guard Road, from the Pointe to the bridge, by two regional biologists with NC Wildlife Resources Commission and EI Police Lt. Jeff Waters. The 2012 deer population estimate for this area is 141 deer. This compares to a fall 2011 estimate of 174 deer, a 2010 estimate of 102-108 deer, a 2009 estimate of 149 deer and a 2005 estimate of 65-91 deer. Manager Rush sought the board’s direction on how to proceed this year with the town’s deer population management. In 2010, the town undertook an effort to reduce the deer population utilizing bow hunting which resulted in the elimination of 11 deer, and in 2012 a similar approach was utilized resulting in the elimination of 17 deer. Mayor Art Schools asked that the manager speak with the Home Owner Association Board for the communities along Coast Guard Road to gain their communities input.
Christmas Parade Scheduled The Emerald Isle Christmas Parade will be held at 3pm on Saturday, Nov. 24. The parade route follows Emerald Drive, Hwy 58, starting at Mangrove Drive and ending at the Emerald Isle Town Hall complex. After the parade, the town will host its official Christmas Tree Lighting at Merchant’s Park. Santa Claus will attend the tree lighting, and there will be free refreshments along with a holiday sing-a-long. Reported by Dan Ryan
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November 2012 Meetings
Atlantic Beach 6 Planning Board, usually 1st Tuesday, 6pm, call 7262121, town hall meeting room. 26 Town Council, 4th Monday, 6pm, town hall meeting room. Emerald Isle 13 Town Board, 2 Tuesday, 7pm, town board meeting room, 7500 Emerald Drive. 15 Business Assoc., 3rd Thursday, noon, EI Parks & Rec., 354-3424. 21 Island Quilters, 3rd Wednesday, 1pm, town hall complex, 354-2269. 26 Planning Board, 4th Monday, 6pm, town board meeting room, 7500 Emerald Drive. nd
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Pine Knoll Shores 6 Board of Adjustment, as necessary, 1st Tuesday, 9:30am. 12 Fire/EMS Department, 2nd Monday, 7pm. 12 PKA, 2nd Monday, 9:30am, town hall. 16 PKS Women’s Club, 930am, town hall. 20 PARC, meetings to be held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 10am. 20 PIKSCO, 3rd Tuesday, 5pm. 21 Community Appearance Commission, 3rd Wednesday, 9am. 27 Planning Board, 4th Tuesday, 2pm. 16 PKS Women’s Club, 9:30am social, 10am meeting, town hall Around the County 10 Carteret County Democratic Party, 2nd Saturday, 9am, Golden Corral, Morehead City, all Democrats invited to attend, 726-8276, carteretdemocrats.org. 13 Carteret County Republican Party, 2nd Tuesday, 7pm, District Court, Beaufort, all Republicans welcome to attend, 247-5660, carteretcountygop. org. 15 Carteret Newcomers Club, 3rd Thursday, social hour at 11:30am, lunch 11:45am, Glad Tidings Church Family Life Center, 4621 Country Club Rd., Morehead City. Open to women who have moved to Carteret County, 726-7170. 30
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S TAY I N G Busy November 2012 Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation 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 252-3546350 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. * Athletics (Fun for all ages!) * •Open-Play Basketball: Tue 5:30-6:30pm, age 12 & under; 6:30-9pm, age 15 & up; Sat 9-11am, age16 & under; 11am-4pm, age 16 & up. •Open Indoor Volleyball: Wed & Fri 6-9pm, age 16 & up. •Open-Play Indoor Soccer: Mon 6-9pm, age 16 & up; Thurs 6-7pm, age 11 & under; and 7-9pm, age 12 & up. *UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, ALL ATHLETIC EVENTS COST $2 FOR NON-MEMBERS* ►►►►AEROBICS◄◄◄◄ The Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation offers step and step-free aerobic classes: • M,TH,F 8am, Step • Tues 8am, Cardio Dance • Mon 9:15am, Easy Step • Tues 9am & Fri 9:15am, Body Sculpt • Mon & Wed 5:30pm, SSS (step/strength/sculpt) • Tues 5:30pm, Tabata • Wed 8am & Fri 4:30pm, ZUMBA! Fees: members $1/class, nonmembers $5/class. ♦♦Yoga Program Schedule♦♦ •Yoga! Taught by certified Yoga instructors on staff, these classes focus on basic Yoga postures & asana for the beginner. Tues & Sat at 10am & Thurs at 9am. Gentle Yoga 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** Nov. 2, 6pm, Classic Movie Night. Movies are classic films and movies based on classic books. Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult. Parental Guidance may apply to some films. Popcorn and drink for $1. Please bring chairs and/or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks. Call 252-354-6350 for movie title one week prior to showing. Nov. 9, 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. Saturday, Nov. 10, Bus Trip to DPAC to See “Jersey Boys” Bus Departs Emerald Isle at 8am, show is at 2pm. Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation is Scheduling a Bus Trip to DPAC to see “Jersey Boys.” Lunch is “on your own” at any of the restaurants close by. Price includes ticket price, processing and transportation to and from the performance. Ticket prices are $112 per ticket. From the DPAC website: “‘Too Good to be True!’ raves the New York Post for “Jersey Boys,” the 2006 Tony Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. **Content advisory: Contains authentic, profane Jersey vocabulary. Parental discretion advised. Call Lainey Gottuso at 252-354-6350 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seats. Seating is limited to 45, so call today! Call 252-354-6350 for more information or visit www.emeraldisle-nc.org/eiprd. Nov. 17, 10am-1pm, Creative Memories Scrapbooking Workshops. Creative Memories Scrapbooking Workshops with Linda Phelps will take place at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation. Preregistration is required, 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 email@example.com. Nov. 17, 7:30pm, Seaside Arts Council Performing Arts Series - Swansboro Town Hall Annex, Performer: Sally Spring/ Folk. Enjoy live music at the Swansboro Town Hall Annex, located at 601 W. Corbett Ave. (Hwy 24 at Church St.). Tickets and membership applications for the Seaside Arts Council 2012-2013 Performing Arts Series are available at Emerald Isle Town Hall and Swansboro Area Chamber of Commerce. Visit www.seasideartscouncil.com. Nov. 24, 3pm, Emerald Isle Christmas Parade. Emerald Isle Christmas Parade sponsored by the Emerald Isle Business Association and the town of Emerald Isle takes place on Saturday, Nov. 24 beginning at 3pm on Hwy 58, Emerald Drive. Important note to all entrants: There will be only ONE Santa Claus in the parade and he will be riding in a float at the end. All other Santa’s will be sent back to the North Pole! Also, please join us after the parade for the official Christmas Tree Lighting at Merchant’s Park! Enjoy free refreshments, as well as a holiday caroling sing-a-long as Santa Claus visits with the children. To enter, contact Diane Schools at 252-354-2916. November 27-29, Noon-7pm, Photos with Santa. Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation will host a very special visitor; jolly Ol’ St. Nicholas at his authentic beach shack. On Nov. 27-28 professional photographer Jeff Pennell of Jeff Pennell’s Photography, Inc. will capture the smiles of your child or grandchild. Nov. 29 will be dedicated to photographs of your four legged, fur-children with the charming man in red. The sitting fee for each of your pint-sized loved ones is just 5 cans of nonperishable food or a 5lb. bag of dog or cat food, additional donations are welcome. Your professional photographs will be available for purchase online at www.jeffpennell.com from Dec. 3-10. The basic package starts at $29.95. Santa Claus will be at his beach shack from noon-7pm each day, but is available by appointment only. Sitting times can be reserved by contacting Sarah McNally at 252354-6350 to schedule your child or fur-child’s professional photographs with Santa. 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~Emerald Tidings~ (cont. from page 24) bike path from Hurst Drive to the Indian Beach town limits, and the town was awarded additional grant funding from the NC Dept. of Transportation in June 2012 to extend the bike path an additional 0.4 miles from Hurst Drive to Fairfax Drive. Construction will occur in late 2012 and/or early 2013. Because Coast Guard Road is a town-street and not eligible for NCDOT grant funding, the town’s strategy relies on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee’s active fundraising efforts for 50 percent of future costs, with the town providing the remaining 50 percent. The committee is hard at work on fundraising for the next segment from Ocean Oaks Drive to Dolphin Ridge/Royall Oaks, and we hope to construct this segment within the next year.
New Pump Station to Serve the Point
The town’s contractor has installed a new pump station at the corner of Island Circle and Coast Guard Road at The Point to address chronic nuisance flooding issues in this area. The new pump station will draw down both storm water and ground water in this area of the town. The completion of the pump station represents an interim step in the complete solution to flooding problems in the area, as the town must still install fixed piping from the new pump station to Emerald Isle Woods Park in the future. The town is not permitted to discharge pumped storm water and/or ground water in the Atlantic Ocean or Bogue Sound unless emergency conditions exist, and Emerald Isle Woods Park is the only available permitted discharge area. The estimated cost to extend fixed piping to Emerald Isle Woods Park could reach as high as $500,000, and will be considered in future annual budget processes. The town is pleased, however, to finally make some progress on solving this problem at The Point. In the interim, the new pump station will be available for specifically authorized emergency pumping to the beach during extreme flooding events if necessary.
Town Leads Effort for Bogue Inlet Navigation Dredging
In August and September 2011, the town led a cost-sharing effort among area local governments to provide funding to keep Bogue Inlet dredged for another year, and this effort ensures that Bogue Inlet will be dredged in 2013 despite a lack of Federal funding. Six area local governments partnered with the state to provide an additional $182,000 for Bogue Inlet in 2011, and these funds, when combined with remaining funds from a previous state-local funding partnership, should enable the US Army Corps of Engineers to keep Bogue Inlet in reasonably good condition in 2013. Efforts are underway by several different entities to develop a reliable long-term funding plan for Bogue Inlet.
Property Tax Rate is Second Lowest of NC Beach Towns
The board of commissioners approved the FY 12-13 budget in June 2012, and retained the town’s 11.5 cent General Fund tax rate. This rate again ranks as second lowest of the 21 beach towns in North Carolina and reflects the town’s high priority on low-cost local government for our residents and property owners. Other beach towns’ tax rates range from a low of 10.5 cents to a high of 59.1 cents. The town utilizes careful expenditure controls, engages in detailed future budget planning, seeks to maximize grant revenues for community improvements, minimizes debt and expects efficient service delivery from staff to keep our General Fund tax rate as low as possible. The town’s total budget for FY 12-13 is approximately $8.9 million, and the town employs a total of 55 full-time employees and 75 parttime and seasonal employees to provide services for approximately 4,000 permanent residents, approximately 6,700 housing units and a peak seasonal population approaching 40,000.
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Park Improvements at Boating Access Area
The new Emerald Isle Public Boating Access Area, a partnership between the town and the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, provided convenient boating access all throughout FY 11-12, and the Town continued its efforts to develop the facility as a comprehensive sound front park. Thanks to significant volunteer fundraising efforts, a new Veterans Memorial was dedicated at the facility in May 2012, and pays tribute to our dedicated veterans in a beautiful sound front setting. Also, a new picnic shelter was constructed in June 2012 in honor of former Commissioner Gordie McAdams. The new shelter, constructed by a volunteer group, includes a shaded oversized table and beautiful views of Bogue Sound. In January 2012, the town acquired a vacant 2-acre parcel of land directly west of the Emerald Isle Public Boating Access Area, and hopes to acquire an additional adjacent parcel in the future to create a small athletic field. The town was able to purchase the 2-acre bankowned parcel at a low price with favorable financing terms. Finally, the town applied for a NC CAMA grant in April 2012 to construct a new wooden pier along the entry canal out to Bogue Sound, and remains optimistic that a grant will be awarded soon and the new pier will be in place prior to the 2013 season.
Sound Front Pier Constructed at Eastern Access
As part of the planned Aquarium Pier at Emerald Isle project, a partnership between the NC Aquariums and the town, a new sound front pier was constructed at the end of Park Drive in May 2012. Parking is available at the Eastern Ocean Regional Access across Hwy 58. The new pier includes an observation deck with beautiful views of Bogue Sound and a convenient kayak/canoe launching dock. The new sound front pier complements the future planned Aquarium Pier, a new 1,000 ft. long ocean fishing pier to be constructed by the NC Aquariums. The new ocean fishing pier is currently on-hold indefinitely due to state budget challenges, but the town is pleased to have the new sound front pier at this location.
The Point Continues to Look Great
It has now been more than seven years since the town’s contractor relocated the main channel in Bogue Inlet away from The Point, and the area has never looked better. More than 2,000 linear feet of sand now exists between the vehicle access ramp and the main channel and new dunes and vegetation continue to form. Prior to 2005, water depths were as much as 25 feet directly adjacent to the vehicle access ramp. The town continues to monitor the movement of sand in this area on at least an annual basis.
Police Vehicles Outfitted with New Technology
New digital recorders and mobile data terminals were installed in all Emerald Isle Police Dept. vehicles in early 2012, enabling officers to perform their work in a more efficient manner. The new digital recorders provide an accurate account of all traffic stops, and serve as an effective quality control and evidence tool. The new mobile data terminals enable officers to retrieve important information about suspects from their police vehicle, thereby enhancing officer safety and reducing burdens on 911 telecommunicators.
Regional Access Parking Fee Program Continues
FY 11-12 represented the first full fiscal year of the town’s new regional access parking fee program, spanning parts of the 2011 and 2012 summer seasons. The program generated a total of $111,000 for the town’s beach access services in its first full fiscal year, and these revenues enabled the town to insure a quality, family-friendly atmosphere at the two regional access facilities. One hundred percent of program revenues are used for lifeguard services, dedicated police personnel and dedicated maintenance personnel and expenses at these facilities. (cont. on page 49)
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ADMISSION TO THE aquarium is free for everybody on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11. No past or present military affiliation is required. The aquarium is open 9am-5pm as usual with a full slate of programs free with admission. This year, you can pass along the favor in two ways when you visit: · The American Red Cross will be conducting a blood drive from 10am-4pm in Soundside Hall to help bolster the supplies of this precious commodity. · The aquarium is hosting a food drive for the local food pantry. The annual effort helps Martha’s Mission Cupboard stockpile non-perishable staples to help many families through hard times. Cereal, peanut butter, powdered milk, canned fruit and vegetables, dried beans, rice, saltines and other staples are particularly in demand. Just check that the expiration date hasn’t passed and bring the items with you to the aquarium. Food donations and participation in the blood drive are not required for free admission.
The aquarium again teams up with the area’s top restaurants to dish up favorite recipes and cooking tips on selecting and preparing fresh, seasonal, local seafood. Succulent Seafood sessions are scheduled for selected Mondays at 2pm throughout the fall and winter. Aquarium staff members share information on the life cycles and habitats of the featured seafood species. Chefs provide their favorite recipes and insights in preparing finfish, shellfish and crustaceans. A taste test of the day’s featured dish tops off each gathering. Succulent Seafood is for age 12 and up; $15 per person, per session. Advance registration is a must. As with all programs, online registration is encouraged. If you want to start at the beginning and catch the fish yourself, a Friday morning course outlines surf fishing basics for beginners. Fishing Fanatics runs into November if weather conditions allow – advance registration is required. A Saturday morning kayak cruise also can be arranged when the weather is favorable. The weather is always great inside the aquarium, and behind-the-scenes tours are offered every day except Monday throughout the fall and winter. Check the schedule for times and options.
Fishes and Holiday Wishes Santa by the Sea brings a bit of the North Pole to the aquarium on Friday, Dec. 14 for a memorable holiday evening for children. Each child gets a personal visit with Santa to share holiday hopes in front of the Living Shipwreck exhibit, decorated for the occasion. One 5”x7” professional photo of the encounter for each child 12 and under is included in admission, courtesy of FOTO FX. Additional prints are available for purchase. This year, Bill Frost’s Magic Show adds to the evening’s sparkle. Kids also help prepare snacks for Santa’s reindeer, elves lend a hand with keepsake crafts to take home and Mrs. Claus reads favorite stories. Santa by the Sea ticket sales are from 5:30pm-8:30pm. Admission is $9 per person. Space is limited and advance registration is advised. Registration begins Nov. 1. Please note that this is a special event, and membership discounts and daily admission tickets or passes do not apply. The aquarium closes for regular admission at 2pm on Dec. 14.
Heads up for the Holidays The aquarium is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day and closes at 2pm on Dec. 14. Otherwise, the aquarium and the gift shop are open 9am-5pm throughout the holiday season. Bring your gift list and ask about aquarium memberships or the new adoptan-animal program. If you have a youngster out of school on winter break, consider the aquarium’s holiday camps Dec. 26-28. Aquatic Adventurers for second and third-graders, runs from 8am-12:30pm, and Coastal Explorers for fourth and fifth-graders from 1-5:30pm. Space is limited and advance registration is required; $100 per camper.
The aquarium is open 9am-5pm daily except special hours Dec. 14, 2012 and closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s days. Admission is $8 for ages 13-61, $7 for ages 62 and over and $6 for ages 3-12. Children 2 and under and NC Aquarium Society members are admitted free. The aquarium is five miles west of Atlantic Beach at 1 Roosevelt Blvd., Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512. Visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knollshores or call 252-247-4003 for more information. 36
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P R O P E R T Y Watch Bogue Banks & area property transfers as recorded at the Carteret County Registrar of Deeds during September 2012.* Atlantic Beach
Lawrence and Marva Price to Alethea Alston, 1904 E. Fort Macon Road, $5,000. Pelicans Roost Developers, LLC to Tony Peterson, 301 Henderson Blvd. #4, $23,000. M. Douglas Goines to The Heritage Bank, 602 W. Fort Macon Road #107, $33,000. Betty Ellis to Elaine Marshall, 2305 W. Fort Macon Road, $68,000. Bank of America, NA to Marion and Kathleen Mosier, 225 Pelican Drive, $62,000.
Bryant and Greta Inscoe to Patricia Smith, 301 Shoreline Drive, $425,000.
Robert Safrit, IV to Ileana Vallecillo, 1605 Ann St., $298,000.
Savvy Homes, LLC to Ernest and Joan Snowden, 305 Hedrick St., $310,000.
Green Tree Servicing, LLC to Clyde Patterson and Moss Oak Investments, LLC, 106 Angela Road, $35,000. First Citizens Bank & Trust Company to Steven and Christina Bordeaux, 127 Queen Annes Lane, $41,500. Garth Windley to Samuel Simpson and Thomas and Sara Simpson, 751 Hwy 101, $110,000.
William Hampson and Catherine Stevens, 2008 E. Fort Macon Road, $130,000.
Thomas and Edith Millitano to Cheryl Toles and Richard Schmidt, 1008 Broad St., $120,000.
John and Jennifer Ferrel to Bluewater Holdings Co., 305 Cooper Ave., $141,000.
Barbara Tervo to Charlene Semkin and David Rogers, 307 Live Oak St., $142,500.
Allen Wellons, Robert Dodge and Brian Tenney to Ronald and Julia Hatch, 222 Dogwood St., $151,500.
Christopher and Laura Beacham to Richard and Debbie Lovick, 418 Tradd St., $160,000.
Eric and Laura Hulsey to Kimberly Burris, 204 W. Bogue Sound Drive #S, $172,000.
OWB REO, LLC to Stan Quillen, Jr. and Patty Quillen, 1060 Crow Hill Road, $219,000.
Dora Lee to James Brock and Lin Larkin, 1904 E. Fort Macon Road, $194,000.
Caviness & Cates Building to Clifford and Nichole Guthrie, 123 Radley Lane, $244,500.
First Troy, SPE, LLC to Michael and Leslie Knick, 120 Needle Rush Drive, $312,000.
Servet and Ruth Zeko to Jonathan and Catherine Fulcher, 147 Morgan St., $250,000.
1009 ORD, LLC to Kimberly Huddle, 1906 W. Fort Macon Road, $394,500. Cottages at Bay Ridge, LLC to Ellis Gregory, 224 Sound Side Drive, $410,000. 38
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Guide Group, LLC to Kou Yang, 117 Radley Lane, $294,000.
Sarah and Laurence Maddison, III to David and Kimberly Kusel, 707 Broad St., $315,000. Savvy Homes, LLC to Jamin Kispert and Patricia Grant, 307 Hedrick St., $338,000. Mary and Milton Brown, III to Richard and Annmarie Moore, 305 Moore St., $345,000.
Deutsche Bank National Trust Company to Jason and Amy Brubaker, 520 Quail Wood Court, $235,000.
Stone Bay Partners, LLC to Calvin Victor Vogel, 109 Hope Town Court, $300,000. Stone Bay Partners, LLC to Joseph and Dana Cash, 104 Sweet Grass Trail, $332,000.
Fairlawn Properties, LLC to SDO Investments, LLC, 118 Tripzend Landing, $80,000.
Savvy Homes, LLC to Thomas and Laura Collins, 302 Gordon St., $346,000.
Cary and Janie Faulkner to Scott and Alexandra Flynn, 10300 Coast Guard Road #310A, $90,000.
Harry Schneidy and Cassandra Cole to Henry and Susan Parrish, 100 Olde Towne Yacht Club, $355,000.
Paul and Betsy Brewer and Edward and Julia Floars to Larry and Janet Phipps, 5418 Cedar Tree Lane, $175,000.
Jeffrey and Deborah Van Buren and Jennifer Rose to Venture Equities, LLC, 212 Ann St., $377,000.
Margaret Quigley to Carlton and Meredith Adams, 11013 Station St., $250,000.
Helen Mason to Ventures Together, LLC, 114 Helen Road; 2319 Lennoxville Road, $400,000. Richard and Nancy Whipple to Larry and Debra Jones, 215 North Shore Drive, $525,000. Pamela and Jimmy Huffines to Linda Kelly, 2503 Front St., $600,000.
Virginia and Charles Cross, Jr. to Frank and Harriet Migli, Five Aprils Plantation, Lot 15, $38,500.
Richard and Jean Goldberg to Carmine and Marsha DiBattista, 10300 Coast Guard Road #210D, $272,500. Dan and Lisa Leonard to Jimmy and Lora Fitzpatrick, 303 Osprey Ridge Court, $283,000. Worthington and Judy Freeman to Anthony and Penelope Bolden, 8801 Reed Drive #E111, $320,000. Deutsche Bank National Trust Company to Charles Cramer, 905 Emerald Drive, $355,000. (cont. on page 40)
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James and Gail Bisbee to Edward and Anna Patton Sharp, 8624 Reed Drive, $370,000. James Congleton, III to Thomas and Suzanne Truluck, 111 Sandbur Drive, $380,000. Elizabeth and Richard Moore, Jr. to Donald and Kristen Boulia, 406 Ocean Drive, $400,000. Marjorie Ludwig to Susan and James Denning, Jr., 106 Summer Place West, $455,000. William and Terri Farrington to Alan and Kimberly Maynard, 8104 Sound Drive, $500,000. Kenneth Harris, III to Robert Williamson, III, 4105 Ocean Drive, $655,000. Brian and Stacey McCann to Mark and Lisa Ealey, 9263 Ocean Drive, $1,575,000.
Larry and Sandra Mason to Colleen Willis and Larry and Sandra Mason, 412 Sand Dollar Drive, $38,000.
Carolyn Lawrence to Hal Byrd, Jr. and Chislaine Keator, 1251 and 1243 Island Drive, $85,000. Davina and Rafael Lopez to Carl and Amy Heakins, 139 Old Ferry Dock Road, $114,000. Mark Frazier to Cliff Loflin, 1668 Island Road, $365,000.
Ralph and Mary Curcio to Juanita Hogan, 855 Salter Path Road, $209,000.
Marcus and Gladys Hull to Lilla Wieseler, 1505 Salter Path Road, $250,000. Indian Beach Acquisition, LLC to William and Helen Crist, 1435 Salter Path Road #E6, $500,000. Indian Beach Acquisition, LLC to Marshall Camp and Courtney Black, Grand Villas at the Preserve Unit A-1, $533,000.
Bruce and Adele Deluca to William Gietz, Jr., 501 Cedarwood Village, $160,000.
Carth and Charlene Clark to Jennifer and Eddie Reynolds, Jr., 127 Walnut Tree Lane, $43,500.
Thomas and Cathy Brown to Thor and Kay Coole, 118 Lake Ave., $200,000.
SunTrust Bank to Riley Outdoor, LLC, 749 Cannonsgate Drive, $44,000.
Jon and Marilyn Nemes to Kay and Thomas Scholl, III, 3002 Fairway Road, $215,000.
Terry and Nancy Lee to James and Gloria Boyett, 833 Cannonsgate Drive, $46,000.
Jeffrey and Suzette Deaton to Norbert and Marcella Siegwarth, 604 North Forty Road, $230,000.
TD Bank, N.A. to Haibo Zhou and Duanping Liao, 102 Greenhill Place, $47,000. SunTrust Bank to Jonathan and Nikki Thigpen, 414 Kensington Place, $74,500.
Indian Beach Acquisition, LLC to Daniel and Lisa Reck, 1435 Salter Path Road #K8, $975,000.
Stephen and Susan Harr to Mark and Sue Sayger, 5514 Hwy 70 N., $255,000.
David Baxter, Jr. to BSR Properties, LLC, 5160 Business Drive, $285,000.
Ralph and Janice Thompson to Kenneth and Linda Cornwall, 108 Bell St., $110,000.
David and Alicia Durham to Brandon Lev, 410 10th St. North, $303,000.
Roy and Julie Ingram to Roy and Betty Ingram, 127 Tidewater Drive, $115,000.
Angela and Donnie Poole, II to Michael and Heidi Kearney, 1414 Marsh Pointe, $405,000.
Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC to Citibank, N.A., 211 Diamond Cove, $125,000.
James Rumfelt to Douglas and Caryl Halliday, 246 Salty Shores Road, $130,000.
Bank of America, N.A. to C.K. McDuffy Construction, LLC, 1303 Fathom Way, $27,000. Blair Pointe Leftovers, LLC to Paul and Joanne Belanger, 2503 Marsh Tern Lane, $51,000. Bethea Patterson to Gerald Wade, 600 35th St. North, $84,500. Leonard Altamura to Carolina East Construction, LLC, 106 W. Core Drive, $87,000. Spoonerâ€™s Creek West, LLC to Kimberly and Alfred Morris, Jr., 213 Coventry Road, $100,000. Elizabeth Ells to JP Morgan Chase Bank, National Association, 3509 Country Club Road, $122,000. BIJEM Properties, LLC to Christopher Reed, Mansfield Park Subdivision, Lot 8, $131,500. Gerald Wade and Debra Brewer to James and Peggy Ulrich, 200 Lockwood Drive, $136,500.
Jeffrey and Pam DeGeorge to Stafford Gray, 102 Cumberland St., $13,500. US Bank, NA to Walnut Hills of NC, Inc., 364 W. Southwinds Drive, $17,000. Atlas NC II SPE, LLC to Kimberly Hanson and Colleen Whilldin, 230 Colleton Square, $17,500. Calvin Sigmon and Sheldon and Belinda Simmons, 3133 Mill Creek Road, $18,000. TD Bank, N.A. to Gregory and Kathy Turney, 649 Cannonsgate Drive, $21,000. Jerry and Amy Smith to Tanechka, LLC, 125 Pine Grove Road, $27,000.
Joyce Merrifield to Michael Rowe, 231 Cagle Road, $130,000. Rachel Willis to Michael and Susan Keith, 431 Broad Creek Loop Road, $130,000. Maureen Muth to Joshua and Jessica Pompeo, 111 Scott St., $132,000. Michael and Jamie Smith to Alex and Cara Hampton, 204 Graham Road, $133,000. James and Sandra Curry to Steven and Judy Grabowski, 956 Sea Gate Drive, $135,000.
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GardenScape IT IS PUMPKIN time, my favorite time of the year. The weather is cool, but not cold at night, and still warm most days. The air is often a bit less humid. Gardens are flourishing here on the coast, and pumpkins are available at markets all across the state. Pumpkins can be difficult to grow here in Carteret County, so the ones you buy may come from a bit further inland; how thoughtful of our local markets to bring them here for your pleasure in years when our local crops don’t make it! This was an absurdly wet year during key pumpkin growing time, so pumpkins grown in our county will be few and far between. That is OK though, as pumpkins will hold their quality quite well for shipping from the western part of the state, or even adjoining states. You might use pumpkins to decorate your porches and tables, as jack-o-lanterns for Halloween, or in pies, muffins and other fall dishes. I love the bumpy, lumpy, warty, odd ones, especially if they are the type shaped like a flattened Cinderella carriage. Most can be used for cooking, but some may have sweeter, less stringy flesh that is easier to use in recipes. Small ones are great for the kitchen, as you can just slice them in half, scoop out the seeds, then bake them cut side down until they are soft. The flesh then can be scraped out to use in you recipes. There are so many different pumpkins, and everyone has their favorite. If you get the chance, look at the Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds catalog pages on pumpkins. The photos are works of art, and I guarantee will put you in the mood to have pumpkins in your home this season. I’m sure there are many other catalogs with equally beautiful photos, but this one caught my eye today. Do you know what one of the best things about pumpkins is? They hold up so well (if the skin is not damaged) that you can use them to decorate your table for weeks, yet still have a wonderful vegetable for cooking when it is time to change the centerpiece.
· The top pumpkin production states are Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and California. · Pumpkins are grown primarily for processing, with a small percentage grown for ornamental sales through you-pick farms, farmers’ market and retail sales. · Around 90 to 95% of the processed pumpkins in the US are grown in Illinois. · Pumpkin seeds can be roasted as a snack. · Pumpkins contain potassium and Vitamin A. · Pumpkins are used for feed for animals. · Pumpkin flowers are edible. · Pumpkins are used to make soups, pies and breads. · The largest pumpkin pie ever made was over five feet in diameter and weighed over 350 pounds. It used 80 pounds of cooked 42
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pumpkin, 36 pounds of sugar, 12 dozen eggs and took six hours to bake. · Pumpkins are members of the vine crops family called cucurbits. · Pumpkins originated in Central America. · In early colonial times, pumpkins were used as an ingredient for the crust of pies, not the filling. · Pumpkins were once recommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites. · Pumpkins range in size from less than a pound to over 1,000 pounds. · The largest pumpkin ever grown weighed 1,140 pounds. · The name pumpkin originated from “pepon” – the Greek word for “large melon.” · The Connecticut field variety is the traditional American pumpkin. · Pumpkins are 90 percent water. · Pumpkins are fruit. · Eighty percent of the pumpkin supply in the United States is available in October. · In colonial times, Native Americans roasted long strips of pumpkin in an open fire. · Colonists sliced off pumpkin tops; removed seeds and filled the insides with milk, spices and honey. This was baked in hot ashes and is the origin of pumpkin pie. · Native Americans flattened strips of pumpkins, dried them and made mats. · Native Americans called pumpkins “isqoutm squash.” · Native Americans used pumpkin seeds for food and medicine.
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Pumpkin Nutrition Facts (1 cup cooked, boiled, drained, without salt) Calories 49 Protein 2 grams Carbohydrate 12 grams Dietary Fiber 3 grams Calcium 37 mg Iron 1.4 mg Magnesium 22 mg Potassium 564 mg
Zinc 1 mg Selenium .50 mg Vitamin C 12 mg Niacin 1 mg Folate 21 mcg Vitamin A 2650 IU Vitamin E 3 mg
(Pumpkin Facts and Nutrition sections taken from University of Illinois Extension: “Pumpkins and More”) Anne D. Edwards NC Cooperative Extension Service, Carteret County Office carteret.ces.ncsu.edu www.soundharvest.blogspot.com
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R. Andrew Harris and William Thomas to Christine Arnette, 297 Roberts Road, $135,000. Brian and Kendra Lewis to Thomas and Phyllis Dougherty, 105 Soundview Drive, $138,000. Conner-W, LLC to Jeremy Farish, 2857 Easy St., $144,000. L&L Developers, LLC to Wesley and Teresa Piner, 135 Lincoln Drive, $150,000. Joseph McCullough to Kenneth Harper, 1266 Chatham St., $150,000. Kenneth and Sharon Banks to Dennis and Sherry Holloman, 405 Snow Goose Lane, $170,000.
Heron Homes, LLC to Albert and Tiffany Vidales, 539 Park Meadows Drive, $191,000. Carolina Eastern Homes, LLC to Trevor Sutton, 637 Edgewood Ave., $240,000. US Bank National Association AS to Erin and Carl Gull, III, 101 Gloucester Court, $240,000. Farrell and Marianne Palmer to Joseph and Taralane Inman, 412 Wooded Acres Drive, $257,000. David and Geneva Gagnon to William and Ashley Fertall, 801 Lord Granville Drive, $263,000. James and Gerri Prunty to John and Carol LaGrow, 556 Pearson Circle, $270,000. Joseph and Cynthia Morris to Sonya and Robert Carlson,
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Melton and Harriett Woodard to Mohd Ismail and Summer Ghaith, 118 Pettiford Road, $55,000. Edward and Linda Koza to Kenneth and Ann McCourt, 302 Appaloosa Court, $65,000.
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Steven and Sheryle Seybold to Andrew and Carol Etheridge, 740 Hwy 70 Williston Road, $10,000. Donna Powers to John and Amy Watson, 502 Hwy 70 Williston Road, $345,000.
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TURTLE TRACKS A Great Year for Turtles The 2012 sea turtle season was record setting for the patient, devoted and hardworking volunteers of the Emerald Isle Sea Turtle Protection Program. They discovered 30 crawls that led to 29 loggerhead turtle nests and one green turtle nest. The nests were laid between May 25 and Aug. 6 and hatched between July 19 and Oct. 1 releasing about 2,900 hatchlings safely into the surf. The individual nests ranged for as few as 77 eggs to as many as 148 eggs with an average successful hatch rate of 85 percent. The Emerald Isle Sea Turtle Program participates in the Seaturtle.org DNA study that hopes to identify the mother turtles on all of the beaches from Virginia down to Georgia. This data provides information that is vital to the understanding of sea turtle population dynamics. Furthermore, the data gives a glimpse into the travels and migrations of the sea turtles throughout the year. All of A loggerhead hatchling from this information is vital for nest 28 on its way to the surf.
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The town completed the resurfacing of a 2.2 mile segment of Ocean Drive from the “dog-leg” in the 3000 block to W. Landing Drive in March 2012, providing a smooth riding surface for one of the town’s main streets. The town is working on a plan to resurface a 2.7 mile segment of Ocean Drive from the Indian Beach town limits to 25th Street in either 2013 or 2014.
Major Public Drainage Pipe Repaired in Cape Emerald
A major public drainage pipe is located along Ocean Oaks Drive on the ocean side, and conveys storm water runoff from the Deer Horn Dunes, Sea Dunes and Ocean Oaks subdivisions through Cape Emerald subdivision on the sound side to ponds near Bogue Sound. The pipe has experienced several joint failures in recent years, resulting in small sinkholes and pavement failures, but the town was able to complete a comprehensive repair of the pipe failures in Cape Emerald in April 2012. The pipe is an important part of the town’s drainage system along Coast Guard Road.
Chief Hargett Injured in Chase, Suspects Apprehended
The town experienced several home break-ins along Ocean Drive in December 2011, and the police department’s surveillance efforts resulted in a late-night vehicle chase through central and eastern Emerald Isle that culminated in a crash involving Police Chief Bill Hargett and the suspects on Hwy 58 in the 2000 block. Thanks to Chief Hargett’s and the police department’s efforts, the suspects were apprehended, and were later linked to several other crimes in eastern North Carolina. Unfortunately, Chief Hargett was seriously injured in the accident and required approximately six months of recovery time. The town was glad to welcome Chief Hargett back to work in June 2012.
Other Accomplishments / Items of Note
• The town continued to experience a significant deer population, particularly in the Coast Guard Road area and implemented a controlled bow-hunt in wooded areas in January and February 2012 to reduce the population. A total of 17 deer carrying a total of 17 fetuses were taken. • The town continues to provide a high level of solid waste services, and extended its current curb-side collection contract with Simmons & Simmons Management for an additional five year period until Dec. 31, 2016. The town also executed a similar extension with Waste Industries for condominium dumpster service. • The town’s contractors collected more than 3,400 tons of residential trash and nearly 640 tons of recyclables in FY 11-12. • FY 11-12 was the first full fiscal year for the town’s new golf cart program, and more than 200 golf carts were registered with the town. • New beach access walkways were constructed at 3rd and 5th streets to replace aging and deteriorating wooden walkways. With many of the original beach access walkways more than 20 years old, the town is attempting to reconstruct two or three aging walkways each year. • A new roof was installed on the Emerald Isle Community Center building and gymnasium in early 2012, extending the life of this important community facility. • A new free summer concert series, EmeraldFest, was implemented for summer 2012 with eight free outdoor concerts at the Western Ocean Regional Access. • The parks and recreation department, in conjunction with the Emerald Isle Business Association and committed volunteers, continued a strong tradition of quality special events, including the 6th annual Day 4 Kids, 8th annual Emerald Isle Triathlon, 8th annual Christmas Parade and the 21st annual St. Patrick’s Festival. • Parks and recreation and public works staff worked hard to maintain an attractive and well-maintained Hwy 58 right-of-way all
through town. The town strives to create a “park-like” appearance along Hwy 58 from the bridge to the town hall complex. • The public works dept. collected yard debris from approximately 5,000 collection points throughout the fiscal year. The popular yard debris program has grown from a 1x per month collection in 2001 to an everyday program in 2012. • The board of commissioners adopted new regulations pertaining to residential solar panels and residential windmills to allow the use of these alternative energy devices in an attractive manner. • The board of commissioners adopted new regulations pertaining to internet sweepstakes cafes to prevent the location of these facilities in areas that are not compatible with nearby residential and commercial development. • The planning and inspections dept. permitted a total of 27 new residential units in Emerald Isle during FY 11-12, in addition to the construction of a new sanctuary for Emerald Isle Chapel By The Sea, an expansion of The Reel Outdoors/Village Market building, the opening of a new BB&T branch in Emerald Isle and repairs to Bogue Inlet Pier after it lost more than 200 feet in Hurricane Irene. • The police department was involved in more than 9,000 calls for service during the entire fiscal year, with a significant increase in call volumes during the summer months. • The fire department extinguished 21 structure fires in Emerald Isle during the entire fiscal year, with nearly all resulting in only minor damage. • The town continued its close partnership with the nonprofit Emerald Isle EMS, Inc. during FY 11-12, and extended its service contract for an additional year in FY 12-13. EI EMS, Inc. responded to more than 700 calls for emergency medical services during the fiscal year. • The town’s total General Fund balance at June 30, 2012 is approximately $2 million, a responsible level that considers both the town’s potential emergency needs and the desire to keep property taxpayers’ money in their own pockets. The town also continues to enjoy low debt levels. The town’s total outstanding General Fund debt as of June 30, 2012 is approximately $1.6 million, or approximately 0.05 percent of the town’s total assessed value of nearly $3 billion. • Commissioners Tom Hoover, Jr. and Floyd Messer, Jr. were re-elected for new four-year terms in the November 2011 election. Commissioner Nita Hedreen was re-elected for a new two-year term. • Mayor Art Schools, Jr. served the NC League of Municipalities, a statewide advocacy group and service provider for North Carolina cities and towns, as it’s 1st vice president during FY 11-12, and will assume the role of president for FY 12-13.
The town maintains a comprehensive website (www.emeraldislenc.org ), an email distribution list (sign up in the top right corner of the website), publishes the monthly Emerald Tidings newsletter in the Island Review magazine mailed to all property owners and also sends out Twitter updates. The town strives to make sure the residents, property owners and visitors are well-informed about the town’s services, projects and issues.
Town Employees Strive for Quality Services
The entire town staff is committed to serving you in the best way possible, and our employees work hard to maintain and improve our beautiful town. Although there is always room for improvement, the town is fortunate to employ a quality staff of committed people. The various town departments continued to provide the high quality, responsive and courteous daily services that our residents, businesses and visitors deserve in Emerald Isle over the past year, and will continue to do so in the future.
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The entry fee is $15, and T-shirts, while available, are an additional $15 with registration. This year’s race will also include a family entry for four of $40. Each additional family member can register for $10. Winners of the 5K are named in eight age categories. Trophies are awarded to the top three finishers overall, and for the top three finishers in each age category. The top three finishers in the mile run receive medals. Complete results will be posted on the Internet at www. swansbororotary.com. For more information, contact Charles Teachey at 252-393-2301 or email@example.com, or call Jimmy Williams at 910-326-5066.
Chamber/JobLink Awards Luncheon The Carteret County Chamber of Commerce and the JobLink Career Center present the 8th annual Chamber/ JobLink Appreciation Luncheon & Awards Presentation at noon on Thursday, Nov.15 at the Channel Marker Restaurant, Atlantic Beach. The cost to attend is $14 per person and the buffet menu includes southern fried shrimp, roast Cornish hen, broiled stuffed tilapia, rice pilaf, country green beans and sweet and unsweetened tea. The keynote speaker is Dr. Dan Novey, superintendent of the Carteret County Public School System and a member of the chamber’s board of directors. Major awards are presented to the Employers of the Year. Additionally, winners of the Community Advocate Award and the Skilled Trades Professional of the Year are honored. Call the Chamber at 252-726-6350 to make reservations.
Mistletoe Magic Gift Show The Mistletoe Magic Holiday Gift Show is coming to the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City from 9am-6pm on Saturday, Nov. 10. Roughly 70 vendors have booths, offering the full spectrum of gifts for everyone on the holiday shopping list. Exhibitors display and sell holiday decorations, children’s gifts and clothing, jewelry, wood art, pottery, holiday crafts and many more unique, one-of-a-kind items. Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus visit from 1-4pm and are available for photographs with children and grandchildren. “If you’re planning any type of holiday gathering, this is the show for you,” said Tina Purifoy of the Civic Center. The price of admission is $2 per person, and children under 12 are admitted free. Canned food donations are accepted, and greatly appreciated, for local food banks. The Military Affairs Committee (MAC) of the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce provides concessions at the event, featuring luncheon specials from White Swan Express of Atlantic Beach. For full details, visit www. crystalcoastcivicctr.com or call 252-247-3883
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PKS Turkey Trot and Christmas Flotilla Pine Knoll Shores invites everyone, including furry friends, to burn some calories before diving into their Thanksgiving feast. Pine Knoll Shores is sponsoring the third annual Turkey Trot and bike ride on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 22. The joyful bike ride will be 3 miles along the interior of PKS and the walk/run has folks traveling east on Oakleaf Drive to the Country Club of the Crystal Coast, where a scenic walk along the fairways of the golf course is enjoyed by participants before heading back to Oakleaf Drive to the park finish line. Registration begins at 9am at McNeil Park on Oakleaf Drive. The bike ride and run/walk begins at 9:30am, and hot chocolate and cider are provided. For more information, call Tina at 252240-2395. The event date for The Pine Knoll Shores’ annual Christmas Flotilla has been moved to coincide with Thanksgiving weekend to avoid conflict with the PKS Christmas Parade, and with the hope of attracting more participants and spectators to the flotilla. This year’s parade of vessels is on Saturday, Nov. 24, in memory of Len Furtner. This event was Len’s passion, and he worked hard to make it a success. The proposed route starts at Brock Basin where a line up and sign in takes place at 4:30pm. The parade of boats proceeds along the sound to arrive at McNeil Inlet at dusk at approximately 5pm. This is also where the best viewing for spectators can be found. The boats then pass through the canal following the lead boat back to Brock Basin or Hall Haven for overnight docking. At the park, following the flotilla, an after party is planned that includes a burn barrel and marshmallows along with various refreshments. Donations are welcome. There are rumors that Santa may even make an appearance with goodies for the boaters. Last year there were 16 boats in the flotilla, which was the most in the county. The new date was established with hopes to increase that number. If you should have any questions, please call Bill at 252-240-2395.
The One True Santa Claus By Josh Lambert FOR MANY PEOPLE, the belief in Santa Claus fizzled during their younger years when they realized the impracticability of the story or found parents placing gifts under the tree ‘from Santa.’ While the Christmas spirit and belief in Santa still holds strong among children, one North Carolina man has harnessed that childhood wonder and keeps it alive to this day. Cliff Snider, or Cliff Kringle, as many know him, is Santa Claus – and has been since he donned the name in 1962 when he was only 15 years old. Snider joins Jeff Pennell’s Photography, Inc. at the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Center to capture the smiles of children and grandchildren from noon-7pm on Nov. 27-28. Nov. 29 is devoted to photographs of people’s four legged, furry companions with the charming man in red. The sitting fee for each of your pintsized loved ones is five cans of nonperishable food or a 5lb. bag of dog or cat food. Santa Claus will be at his beach shack from noon-7pm each day, but is available by appointment only. As a young child, Snider was especially close to his father, who walked with him to school every day on his way to work as a printer. However, when Cliff was 15, his father was killed in a head on collision, leaving him grieving a father who had become his best friend. Snider had already been overweight and shy, and his only social activities revolved around his church’s youth group after his father passed away. One Christmas, the youth group leader approached Snider and asked him to play Santa Claus at an upcoming Christmas party for children at their local mission and young Snider didn’t know how to refuse. This was a turning point in Snider’s life, and he felt as though he had found his calling. “I was the fattest kid in the class. I was a pretty shy teenager and had been picked on a lot because of my size and everything, so it just seemed automatic that I would be the one to wear the Santa suit. Under the circumstances, I didn’t have the energy to complain or anything like that. So I thought ‘well, OK, this is something I can do,’” said Snider. “All of that changed when I actually put the suit on and the artificial wig and beard, and went into that mission as Santa and the kids got excited; they were screaming and hollering. They didn’t know it was just a 15-year-old kid in the suit.” Snider continued to play Santa Claus throughout his high school and college years, and well into his adult life. Playing Santa became an important part of Snider’s existence, so important that he earned his “Santa” degree at the Charles W. Howard Santa School, which was founded in 1937 – yes, a school for Santas. He also furthered his education with bachelor’s of Santa Claus, Jeff Pennel Photography
advanced master of Santa Claus and doctor of Santaclausoligy degrees from the International University of Santa Claus. Before retiring from his day job, Snider worked as a print salesman and helped artists with reproducing prints of their works. He has worked with more than 200 artists, helping them make limited edition prints and reproductions of their paintings. “Once I started looking more like Santa Claus, several of the artists asked me if they could paint my portrait as Santa Claus. So, we’ve got over 50 paintings now of me as Santa Claus,” he said. “When I was working, I would rent suits and play Santa for people I worked with and my wife’s family. But in 1995, a friend from Boone recommended I read a book called “The Artist’s Way.” And in that book, [the author] suggests that everybody has a talent that God intended for them to have if they would just discover and develop them. Well I decided that instead of playing Santa Claus, I was going to become Santa Claus,” said Snider. He even designs his own Santa suits, making sure every little detail is perfect and true in his eyes. “I enjoy designing my own costumes and I have a retired home economics teacher in Lexington that makes my outfits for me. After I got the original Santa suit, which I still have and still wear, I wanted to be different. I wanted to kind of set myself apart from the standard Coca-Cola type Santa,” explained Snider. In August, Cliff “Kringle” Snider was (cont. on page 54) ISLAND REVIEW/November 2012
AT L A N T I C B E A C H
T O W N Meeting 75 Summers on Atlantic Beach THIS SUMMER ATLANTIC Beach celebrated its 75th year as a town and created several events to mark that occasion and the 75 Summers on Atlantic Beach, and we asked Town Manger David Walker to reflect upon the events that made this summer so special. According to Walker, the events surrounding this unique milestone were a “great success.” The hard work of the AB 75th Celebration Committee and the work of the town staff did not go unnoticed, he expressed. “It was really neat to see the entire beach community come under one banner for a full summer,” he said. The feedback Walker has received from local businesses points to one of their best summers ever, “in part due to the promotions” of the beach and its 75th celebrations. Of the events held surrounding the 75 Summers, the return of amusement rides to the beach is a hit that Walker hopes to see occur again. He reported that more than 16,000 “happy kids” came out to enjoy the rides set up at the Circle. Walker also expressed his relief and excitement that the town sold out of all of its souvenir items that they created for the anniversary. The “75 Summers Memory Book,” a collection of photos, recollections and stories from our town’s residents and businesses, went into its fourth printing with “over 1,200 copies sold,” Walker proudly proclaimed. A few remaining copies are on sale at town hall. Many of the happenings of the 75 Summers were paid for with revenue generated from the town’s summer paid parking program. The town had more than 14,000 paying cars this summer, which generated a net profit of almost $100,000, pointed out Walker. The revenue generated was used by the town to “support the summer visitors to the town” Walker stressed. The cost associated with the summer lifeguard program, daily refuse pickup of the beach front, 52
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maintaining the three public bathhouses, the extra police patrolling and public works costs, the fireworks, the beach bands, and the summer movie nights used the funds raised through the paid parking program briefed Walker. A positive program the town will continue to support in the upcoming summer is the Junior Lifeguard Program hosted by the Atlantic Beach Fire Department. The program, which started in the summer of 2010, has grown each year and this past summer a total of 119 youths graduated who attended four separate training sessions. The Junior Lifeguard Program is designed to teach the importance of water safety and provide an introduction to the lifeguard profession. The program is scheduled to start up again in June 2013, and provides training to youth in two separate age groups, 9-12 year-olds and 13-17 year-olds. Those seeking information on the program are encouraged to email Fire Chief Adam Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org. During the winter months changes will occur throughout Atlantic Beach to ready the town for the next summer Walker pointed out. Changes will include more than $80,000 worth of improvements at four beach access points, improving walkways for easier mobility across the dune line to the beach strand. Storm water drainage issues that have plagued the town will also be addressed. Walker wrote in his newsletter that the areas include: · Dunes Avenue, Club Colony and Robin Avenue area: Currently the area is served by a storm water lift station near the intersection of Dunes Ave.and club colony discharges to an area and Club Colony and discharges to an area in the dunes. This system works well during normal rainfall events but becomes inadequate during heavy rainfall events and when there is a power loss. Our solution is to design a gravity system and tie into the NCDOT system on Fort Macon Road. We await approval from NCDOT. · East Boardwalk area: There is a depressed area that holds water with no outlet. This leaves the roadway with a deep pool that in extreme cases over flows into adjacent homes. Our solution is to install catch basins and gravity flow system that would flow to existing drainage systems on the Circle. · South Charlotte, West Bogue and West Atlantic area: Currently this area is served by a gravity system that discharges to the sound via a pipe that goes down Durham across Hwy 58 and then to Davis Blvd. Our solution was to redirect this flow to existing NCDOT catch basin at Charlotte and Fort Macon. This would allow the storm water to have another exit point, thus increasing the amount of storm water that could be removed for a given period of time. · Old Causeway and Pond area: Currently this area is served by a gravity system with limited catch basins and very little grade to move storm water. This area has been engineered with additional catch basins to pick up storm water on both sides of Old Causeway. · Hoop Pole area: This area is currently served by one catch basin and a twelve inch pipe where gravity flows water to the sound through private property and was installed by this same private party. The catch basin does serve the public because it drains storm water off the street. This project will require the use of private property that is adjacent to the sound for the construction of a vegetative filter for the discharge of the storm water. Reported by Dan Ryan
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M AY O R ’ S Notes Bringing Town Hall to the Circle GREAT PUBLIC PLACES have often Mayor Trace Cooper been anchored by civic buildings. From a church on a piazza in a small Italian town to the courthouse anchoring The Square in Oxford, Miss., the right public buildings play a large role in making a great public place. Recently, an opportunity presented itself in Atlantic Beach that may allow us to follow this pattern to help anchor the redevelopment of our most important public space – the Circle. For the past couple of years the Atlantic Beach Town Council has been studying our options for updating our town facilities. We have explored the option of renovating or rebuilding on our current site. And, we also looked at remodeling or building new at the site of the old Food Lion. Neither of those options worked well, so we were settling on a plan that would move only the administrative functions of town hall to a new building at the Food Lion site. This would allow additional room at our current site for the expansion of our police and fire departments. This was a practical solution that would provide us with the space we need at a cost that we can afford. But, there would be few positive ripple effects from this plan – we would solve our space problems, but we would not do much for the community as a whole. Recently, the developers of the Circle sent a short note to the town council expressing their willingness to help with building a town hall at the Circle. The town owns a small piece of land at the “point” of the Circle – the area at the entrance to the Circle that faces up the Causeway. And, if the developers are willing to contribute some additional land to the town, we would have a site large enough to construct the town hall building that we were considering putting at the old Food Lion site. The same building on the point of the Circle would have positive ripple effects – big ones. The building would go from being just at town hall to helping create a real town center. Our last citizens survey indicated that the three top priorities of our citizens were (1) providing more family entertainment, (2) improving the look of the Causeway, and (3) spurring redevelopment of the Circle. Building a town center at the Circle would address all three of these. First, it would preserve much of the land at the Food Lion site for park and amusement activity. Second, it would provide an architectural anchor for the Causeway that would be a focal point for traffic coming over the bridge and into town. Third, it would be a huge spark for the Circle redevelopment and would be the key civic building at the center of what we hope will be a great public place. By setting a positive tone of quality redevelopment and bringing year-round traffic to the area, the town would provide incentive for private investment in the Circle and on the Causeway. At the time of this writing, this is far from a done deal, but I am going to push for it. In our three terms in office, the council and I have faced problems with no clear solutions. To me, this issue is different – the right choice is crystal clear. By investing in building at the Circle, we won’t just be constructing a town hall; we’ll be sparking the creation of a true town center. Our efforts will jump-start the creation of a great public space and will make the Circle the heart of Atlantic Beach once again.
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Thankful and Proud WE TAKE THIS time of year to be thankful and appreciative. I spend a lot of time thinking about how good we really have it in Pine Knoll Shores. One of this past summer evenings, I was travelling through town and our firefighters had been “toned out” to a fire caused by Mayor Ken Jones someone grilling out. I stopped because of my concern for our citizens’ safety and because if OUR first responders are called out, I like to thank them on behalf of a grateful town. I also stop because there are usually many cars and trucks parked around by our volunteer first responders – our neighbors that stay certified every year to help us when need arises. This particular night they got up from their own dinner to protect someone’s property from a cookout “gone wild.” The point is that I’m thankful for each and every one of them for what they have decided to stand for, and proud to be on the same team. I’m thankful the Mimosa Bridge is complete! There were some stumbling blocks along the way, but I appreciate everyone’s patience to see this through. This project took a team to complete. When the contractors were done, our community appearance commission and the PKS Garden Club did what they always do … they make us all look good! I’m thankful for their work. With little fanfare, our public services dept. completed the beach
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awarded one of the most prestigious awards North Carolina has to offer – The Order of the Long Leaf Pine award. The recognition is among the most prestigious awards presented by the governor of North Carolina. It is presented to individuals who have a proven record of extraordinary service to the state, shown contributions to their communities, extra effort in their careers and many years of service to their organizations. “Some of the Santas had heard about The Order of the Long Leaf Pines and they applied for me, I didn’t know anything about it. So they actually sent the application to the governor and had to answer all sorts of questions, because to qualify for the award you have to perform more than 30 years of service in your area of expertise. So, I qualified for being Santa Claus for 50 years,” said Snider. “To my knowledge, and to their knowledge, this is the first time a Santa Claus has been awarded this award. It was a big shock, and a great honor. I was really proud.” Snider also has a leather-bound “Book of Good Boys and Girls,” on which he pens children’s names in perfect Santa scripture. Snider said the book is just as much for him as it is 54
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sand fence project. This will help protect our beaches and our entire town from storms and hurricanes. Speaking of hurricanes, I’m no different than anyone else I’m sure, I’m thankful for a year without a hurricane. (Although I am writing this in September, and could still be wrong.) We have the best town staff around. I don’t have to tell you this because the awards they keep winning are very impressive. We know we have the best water guy in the state with Sonny Cunningham. We also know we have the best finance officer in the state, Julie Anderson, as identified by the NC League of Municipalities, but now one of our volunteer boards, the community appearance commission received the “Outstanding Tree Board Grand Award” from the NC Forest Service. Our emergency services folks got rated “Storm Ready” by the National Weather Service … the only municipality in Carteret County to have this rating. I’m thankful they’re all on our side. I’m thankful for all of the volunteers that help make our town a fun and beautiful place to live. The 5th annual Kayak for the Warriors was a huge success this year. There are a lot of US military members that are thankful for this HUGE community effort that raised over $44,500 this year. You should all be proud and thankful! Finally, I’m thankful and proud to live in the best town with the best people in the greatest country on earth. I’m sure we share this and it keeps us home in the community of Pine Knoll Shores. To summarize, I am thankful and proud to be associated with each and every person that gives themselves for our community. I have to go one step further … I’m honored. Thank you! Next month I’ll summarize the things that have happened in Pine Knoll Shores in 2012, and give you some thoughts about 2013. I look forward to hearing from you.
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C L U B News PKS Garden Club ON OCT. 10, members of the garden club and guests journeyed to Hampstead to visit the Ash Japanese Maple Farm. The nursery is nestled in 11 acres of pine and hardwood forest with 60 cultivars and 5,000 trees. Besides learning about these beautiful trees, the club got to tour a replica of a Japanese teahouse. The Sept. 12th meeting of the club provided a scene of much bonhomie camaraderie among its members, catching up on social and family news, town events and talks of how everyone’s gardens weathered the summer heat and excessive rains. Members and guests gathered to hear speaker, landscaper Larry Fosse share his very successful methods of planting fall vegetable gardens in his rich 4½- to 5-inch raised garden beds. Fosse shared that he taught biology for 21 years at Swansboro High School before becoming a professional landscaper. He has found that the most successful seeds for his fall and winter vegetable garden are purchased from Johnny’s Selected Seed Catalog from Maine. He grows about 12 varieties of lettuce, among them romaine, butthead and Nancy, and brand new varieties of red garden and red romaine. To all lettuce growers, he cautions that possessing a salad spinner is a must and that picking tender leaves too early leaves the baby lettuce with little taste. He urged planting sweeter golden beets instead of the usual red variety. And he cautioned that radishes need boron, as in the old 20 Mule Team borax. For additional protection, since spinach and kale need bone meal, he uses blood meal to obtain the nitrogen needed for the correct 7.4 ph balance, and also adds wheat straw, dried leaves, cowpeat and compost to the soil. He cautioned that tomato plants should always be planted 4 or 5 feet apart to prevent the spread of disease, and uses Dispel to keep tomatoes free of hornworms. In fall planting of Swiss chard, spinach, arugula, turnips, kale, beets, peas and beans, it is imperative to provide correct bacillus thurgengensis, or the correct richness of soil. Double digging or breaking up the top layers of soil every two years and enriching with compost, manure and sawdust is necessary to achieve healthy vegetables. Fosse added that even banana peels and coffee grounds help enrich the ground soil. President Karen Zaenker thanked Barbara Yankauskas for creating the comely new garden club handbook for 2012-2013. Sheryl Woodbury urged all members to keep plant records, especially a new variety or a new method of growing. In response, Martha Edwards shared her unorthodox but successful method of growing tomatoes – planted in bales of straw! On Nov. 14 members Shirley Schaeffler, Mary Heim, Martha Edwards and JoAnn Shallcross will share with members their expertise creating Christmas crafts and festive holiday table arrangements. Sheryl Woodbury urged all who ordered the beautiful Frazer fir, Leland cypress and boxwood wreaths to pick them up at town hall from 10am-noon on Wednesday, Nov. 28. Every second Wednesday, the garden club holds its monthly meeting at town hall, which visitors and guests are welcome to attend. Coffee, tea and tasty treats are served at 9:30am, followed by an interesting speaker or program at 10. By Clare Winslow
PKS Women’s Club Elizabeth Cady Stanton ran for Congress in 1866 and was the first woman to do so, but could not vote for herself. She had discovered that although women didn’t have the right to vote at that time, there was nothing in the law to prevent them from running for office. She lost. It was not until 1920 with the passage of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution that women gained the right to vote. With this ironic historical information, Sharon Harper of the Carteret County League of Women Voters began her talk to the Pine Knoll Shores Women’s Club at its September meeting, a fitting introduction to the fall political season leading up to November’s Election Day. Harper’s talk, entitled “Putting Heels in Office,” encouraged club members to 56
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support qualified female candidates and to become informed on political issues of the day. She discussed the slow, but steady, progress women have achieved in seeking and winning elective office. In North Carolina, which didn’t ratify the 19th Amendment until 1970, women hold many top state offices in 2012, including governor, superintendent of instruction, auditor and treasurer. In fact, many members of the Pine Knoll Shores Women’s Club have had successful political careers. Club members Mary Kanya and Joan Lamson were the first women to serve as mayors in Pine Knoll Shores. Other members shared their experiences running for school boards, town boards and other elected offices here and in other communities across the US. The League of Women Voters, founded following the passage of the 19th Amendment, plays a vital role in assisting voters to make informed choices at the polls through its sponsorship of candidate forums and provision of educational, nonpartisan information for voters. Club President Bonnie Ferneau thanked Ms. Harper for her inspiring words and urged all club members to remember that exercising our right to vote is both a responsibility and a privilege. Cook’s Night Out resumes on Oct. 26 with dinner for club members and their spouses and guests at Beaufort Grocery Too in Morehead City. Bobbie Hill and Barbara Bagby chair this group. Supper Club, chaired by Linda Strader and Pat Ruggiero, has a full schedule of events starting on Oct. 21 with a cocktail party hosted by the Strader family. Monthly Supper Club get-togethers are held on Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 17, April 21 and May 19. Details of upcoming events are provided at monthly club meetings. The three club-sponsored book clubs are busy reading both best sellers and classics, club members are brainstorming ideas for a float for the upcoming PKS Christmas Parade and the membership committee is actively welcoming new neighbors and urging both new and established residents to become involved in the Women’s Club. The November meeting is scheduled for Nov. 16 at 9:30am at town hall. The speaker is Lorrie Lepore, chief of police. All are welcome.
hristmas comes early to the Crystal Coast, and it’s always with an added helping of coastal fun and flair. Have your pet’s photo taken with Santa, bundle up for the annual flotillas or attend one of the several treelighting events planned in Carteret County and the surrounding areas. Whether you go alone or attend a holiday affair with friends and family, we’re sure you’ll find a healthy dose of fellowship and fun – sure to get you in the spirit.
8-9: Mistletoe Magic Holiday Gift and Craft Show. 9am-6pm. Held at the Crystal Coast Civic Center, this may be the ideal place to start your holiday shopping. Expect baked goods, jewelry, photography, pottery and more. Details: 252-247-3883. Sun. 18: BHA Community Thanksgiving Feast. 11:30am-1pm. Beaufort restaurants come together to create a true community meal for this Beaufort Historical Association fundraising event. Eat on site or take your ultimate Thanksgiving dinner home with you. Cost is $18 in advance or $20 on the day of the event. Details: 252-728-5225. 23-25: Festive Holiday Kick-Off. Join Tryon Palace as it kicks off the holiday season on Thanksgiving weekend. Christmas decorations will be up at the NC History Center, governor’s palace and in three of the site’s historic houses. Special performances are planned, holiday tours are offered and craft activities are on the schedule. Free with admission. Details: 252639-3511 or www.tryonpalace.org. Sat. 24: Emerald Isle Christmas Parade. 3pm. Sponsored by the Emerald Isle Business Association and the town of Emerald Isle. Details: Diane Schools, 252-354-2916. 27-29: Photos with Santa. Noon-7pm. The public is invited to have their picture taken with Santa at the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Center. Photographer Jeff Pennell will work with children, Nov. 27-28, and Nov. 29 is reserved for four-legged fur-children. The sitting fee is five cans of non-perishable food or a 5lb bag of dog/cat food. Details: 252-3546350. Fri. 30: Morehead City Tree Lighting & Open House. 5-8pm. The community comes together at Katherine Davis Park for visits with Santa, the lighting of the town Christmas tree, live music by the CCT Singers and an open house of downtown businesses. Hot chocolate and
baked goods will be available. Santa begins visiting with guests at 5pm. Tree lighting is set for 6. Details: 252-808-0440 or www. downtownmoreheadcity.com. 30, 1-2, 7-9: The Nutcracker Ballet. Join the New Bern Civic Theatre at the historic Athens Theatre for this holiday classic. Shows are at 8pm on Nov. 10, Dec. 1 & 7-8 and at 2pm on Dec. 1-2 & 8-9. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for youth 12 and under.
Sat. 1: Christmas Craft Fair. 9am-4pm. Join The History Place, Morehead City, for this great holiday shopping opportunity featuring area artisans. Details: 252-247-7533. Morehead City/Beaufort Flotilla. 5:30pm. The boat parade begins in Morehead City and arrives in Beaufort about 6:15pm. Awards follow in the NC Maritime Museum’s watercraft center. Details: 252-728-7318 or www.ncmaritimemuseums.org. Breakfast with Santa. 8:30am-12:30pm. Floyd’s 1921 and the Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association host Santa and friends. Cost is $8. Reservations are required. Details: 252-808-0440 or www. downtownmoreheadcity.com. Downtown Open House. 10am-5pm. Downtown Morehead City businesses offer specials and refreshment during this special holiday shopping day. Details: 252-808-0440 or www.downtownmoreheadcity.com. Chowder & Cheer Crawl. 1-5pm. Downtown Morehead City businesses open their doors for this special event. Tickets are $20. Details: 252-808-0440 or www. downtownmoreheadcity.com. Tree Lighting/Carol Sing. 4-5:30pm. Morehead City residents and friends come together at Jaycee Park for the lighting of the Hospice Celebration Tree. Santa will be available beginning at 4pm. Hot chocolate and baked goods are available. 5-12: Festival of Trees. Hospice of Carteret County’s annual Festival of Trees will be at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City to celebrate the magic of the holiday season. Enjoy live entertainment while browsing trees decorated by local organizations and take a moment to visit with Santa during his busy season. Details: 252-808-6085.
down Arendell Street in downtown Morehead City. Historic Beaufort Candlelight Homes Tour. 5-8pm. Tour private homes in Beaufort and ride on the double-decker bus with carolers from local churches. Homeowners open their doors so the public can delight in their festive décor. Details: 252-728-5225. A Celtic Christmas. 8pm. This concert extends a new Beaufort tradition of historical and seasonal Christmas music presented in collaboration with the Beaufort Historical Association’s Candlelight tour and the Carteret County Public Library. This concert will be at the Carteret County Public Library on Live Oak Street in Beaufort. Season tickets are now on sale for only $100, and individual single tickets at the door are $25. Details: 252-728-6152. Annual Winter Wonderland. 6-9pm. The Town of Atlantic Beach takes over the old Rite Aid building at 915 W. Fort Macon Road for a holiday celebration. Children’s activities are planned, a Christmas village, food, live music, door prizes and, of course, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The annual tree will be lit at 6pm. Free. Sun. 9: Newport Christmas Parade. 3pm. Join the Town with Old Fashioned Courtesy for a holiday celebration in the streets of downtown. Thur. 13: NC Symphony – Holiday Pops. 7:30pm. A North Carolina tradition, the symphony’s holiday brings all the joy and excitement of the season straight into the concert hall. Enjoy yuletide favorites, orchestral masterworks, the ever-popular Christmas carol sing-along and more. Cost is $36 for adults and $10 for students. Details: 877-627-6724 or www.ncsymphony.org. Fri. 14: Santa by the Sea. 5:30-8:30pm Children tell Santa their wishes among the fishes, make a snack for Rudolph, hear favorite stories of the season and enjoy a number of other holiday activities and crafts at the NC Aquarium. The evening includes a take-home photo of each child (age 12 and under). Admission is $9. Details: 252-247-4003 or www.ncaquariums. com.
Sat. 8: Breakfast with Santa. 10am. The Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Department invite children of all ages to join Santa for a Christmas story and breakfast. Admission is one unwrapped gift per child or five cans of food. Details: 252-354-6350. Morehead City Christmas Parade. 11am. The sights and sounds of the holidays parade
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B E S T Buys AIRPORTS Coastal Carolina Regional Airport: 200 Terminal Drive, New Bern. Close, convenient and connected. Now offering more airlines for more convenience: US Airways Express and Delta Connection Service provided by Atlantic Southeast Airlines. Visit newbernairport.com for more info. FINANCIAL & INSURANCE Academy Mortgage Corporation: 142 Fairview Drive, Suite C, Emerald Isle, 252-725-9814, academymortgage.com/ jonathanwood. Contact Jonathan Wood today for a free mortgage pre-approval analysis. Offering residential financing options for all types of properties since 1999. Edward Jones: serving individual investors since 1871, edwardjones.com. Community representatives: Alice Cundiff, 686 W. Corbett Ave., Suite 5, Swansboro, 877-3268484, 910-326-8468; or Walter O’Berry, 1061 Cedar Point Blvd., Suite C, 28584, 252393-8023. Emerald Isle Insurance: 8754 Reed Drive, Unit 9, Emerald Isle, 252-354-5086. Protect your beach property & save on flood insurance by working with Rhonda & Sherry for coverage on your primary residence, second home or rental unit. FOOD & WINE Flipperz Family Bar & Grill: K & V Plaza, Emerald Isle, 252-354-7775. Casual island lunch & dinner daily with full ABC, ice cream bar, daily specials, salads, burgers, sandwiches, steak & seafood, kids’ plates, across from CVS. Check out the addition of Flipperz Etc. located next door, providing beach gear, souvenirs & wine. Kathryn’s Bistro & Martini Bar: 8002 Emerald Drive, 252-354-6200, open TuesdaySaturday with exceptional American cuisine. More than a dozen wines available by the glass and more than 24 martini choices. Come taste the difference. Portofino Ristorante & Wine Bar: Bell Cove Village, Coast Guard Road. Open for lunch with a new lower priced dinner menu. Dinner begins at 4:30pm. Closed Sunday and Monday, 252-354-8111. HEALTH & BODY Cape Carteret Aquatic & Wellness Center: 300 Taylor Notion Road, Cape Carteret, 252-393-1000, ccaw.net. M-F 5:30am-9pm, Sat. 8am-4pm, Sun. 1-6pm. Youth & adult programs, swim lessons, yoga & pilates, bosu, indoor heated pool, hot tub & steam, professional staff & personal trainers, regular & seasonal memberships. 58
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Coastal Singing Bowl Sounds: Bright Walker presents Himalayan & Crystal Quartz Singing Bowls. Uplift the spirit, relax the body, renew your energy through the extraordinary power of sound. Integrate into any group gathering in home or workplace. Supported by leading physicians, including Dr. OZ, to reduce stress. Call 252-354-7672, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.brightsingingbowls.com. Med First Immediate Care & Family Practice: 7901 Emerald Isle Drive, Ste 7, Emerald Isle, 910-238-4228, for all your urgent and immediate medical needs, including adult and pediatric care, occupational medicine, lacerations, sprains and fractures, drug screenings, sports, school and DOT physicals. On-site lab, x-ray and bracing. Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork: 142 Fairview Drive, Suite F, Emerald Isle, now offering professional massage in Emerald Isle – the ideal way to relax after a stressful week, or help ease sore muscles. 252-515-6872. HOME SERVICES AA Express Plumbing Service, Inc: 211-6 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, 252-247-1155, aaexpressplumbing@ embarqmail.com. Professional, licensed plumbing service – winterizing, water heaters, softeners and full plumbing needs. Emergency 24/7 service. Fully insured. Atlantic Breeze Storm Shutters: 4101 Arendell St., Morehead City, 252-727-9040. Free estimates! The Carolinas’ only custom Bahama & Colonial manufacturer. Visit our showroom to see our complete line of storm shutters & awnings, in fiberglass & aluminum, folding accordion, rolldowns-no storm bars, canvas & retractable awnings. Clegg’s Termite & Pest Control: Morehead City, 252-726-1781, New Bern, 252-6362345, 800-763-0378 or cleggs.com for an office nearest you. Locally owned & operated by NCSU grad, former president of NC Pest Control Assoc. Servicing homes & businesses all over NC since 1960, free termite inspections. Coastal Craftsmen: 306 Daisy Court, Emerald Isle, 252-354-9396, cell 503-0466. For quality remodeling, additions & docks, call licensed and insured Chris Ferri for estimates on windows, doors, roofing, painting, siding, decks, bulkheads, steps, walls & fences. Great Windows: 252-728-3373. Quality custom made window treatments including blinds, shades & shutters. For a perfect match, professional decorators come to your home or business. Products include: Great Windows, Hunter Douglas, Timber and Somfy motorized remote control. Fast oneweek service (shutters 15 days). Call today for
a handcrafted, flawless fit, precise installation and 100-year warranty. Home Repairs by Darryl Marshall: 230 West Shorewood Drive, Emerald Isle, 252354-2883, email@example.com. Serving Emerald Isle property owners for 23 years. Specializing in remodeling and home repairs, services include carpentry, painting, roofs, decks, replacement windows and doors and yard maintenance. Call with all your home improvement needs. Island Home Maintenance: Emerald Isle, 252-646-2487. Call me for all your maintenance needs. Minor electrical and plumbing repairs, tiling, painting and carpentry. Located on the island. Liftavator: 3302 Hwy 70 East, New Bern, 888-634-1717, encelevators.com. Service all brands of elevators & lifts with 5-year product warranty & 2-year service warranty. Licensed & insured. 24-hour service available. Building, installing & servicing elevators since 1985. Outer Island Accents: 252-504-1001, 877788-1051. Custom residential & commercial, interior & exterior painting in Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, Morehead City & Beaufort. References available, fully insured. Pipeline Plumbing, Inc.: 910-381-4101. A local family-owned business taking care of all your plumbing needs. Licensed and fully insured with guaranteed, quality work. Services include new construction, remodeling, repairs, re-piping, water heaters (tanks and tankless), fixture replacement, additions, winterizations and more. RP2 certified with 24-hour emergency service available. Rhinoshield: 2940 Trawick Road #7, Raleigh, is bringing its specialized elastomeric ceramic exterior wall coating to the beach. It is designed to be waterproof and insulate for long lasting beauty. The formula contains ceramic spheres to perform under harsh conditions to prevent cracking, chipping or peeling for 25 years. See for yourself at www. rhinoshieldnc.com or call 919-239-4009. Sound Furniture & Appliance: 600 Cedar Point Blvd., Cedar Point, 252-393-8130, shopsoundfurniture.com. Located one mile west of the Emerald Isle Bridge. Committed to providing quality furniture and appliances at prices you can afford. Southern Glass & Mirror: 1047 W. Corbett Ave. (Hwy 24), Swansboro, 252-354-1223, 910-325-1050, 24-hr. emergency service 910326-5283. Prompt, professional sales, service & installation of residential & commercial windows & glass doors, screens, mirrors, custom shower doors & enclosures, insulated glass, plexiglass & lexan, in Carteret, Craven & Onslow counties.
Windows & More: 5056 Hwy 70 W, Morehead City, 252-726-8181. Visit our new facility to see full-sized, energy efficient, high quality windows & doors, hardwood floors, plantation shutters & blinds by Marvin, Infinity & Integrity. Skilled installation & service by trained personnel. Window Wizard: Emerald Isle, 252-5150261. Window cleaning and power washing that will leave your “windows so clean that you’ll think they’re open.” Quality work at an affordable price on both residential and commercial properties. Call Virgil for a free estimate. INTERIOR/EXTERIOR DECOR ALB Decorator Fabrics & The Quilted Butterfly: 110 Little Nine Road, Morehead City, 252-222-0787. The finest in first-quality fabrics for decorating & quilting. Open Tues.Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-4. Come see our selection. Artistic Tile & Stone: 252-241-7579. Come visit our new designer showroom located at 607 Atlantic Beach Causeway or visit artistictileandflooring.com. Atlantic Breeze Storm Shutters: 4101 Arendell St., Morehead City, 252-727-9040. Free estimates! The Carolinas’ only custom Bahama & Colonial manufacturer. Visit our showroom to see our complete line of storm shutters & awnings, in fiberglass & aluminum, folding accordion, rolldowns - no storm bars, canvas & retractable awnings. Budget Blinds: 252-247-3355, cell: 252229-6431, budgetblinds.com. Charlie Utz gives free in-home consultations in Carteret & Craven Counties on cellular shades, plantation shutters, blinds, woven woods, draperies & more. Coastal Awnings & Hurricane Shutters: 5300 High St., Morehead City, 252-2220707, crystalcoastawnings.com. See all your options for hurricane protection, stationary & retractable awnings. 9-5, M-F, weekends by appt. Custom awnings, Bahamas, Colonials, etc. Sales and service – our employees have a combined 40 years of experience. Great Windows: 252-728-3373. Quality custom made window treatments including blinds, shades and shutters. For a perfect match, professional decorators come to your home or business. Products include: Great Windows, Hunter Douglas, Timber and Somfy motorized remote control. Fast one-week service (shutters 15 days). For a handcrafted, flawless fit, precise installation and 100-year warranty call today. Guthrie Interiors: 4050 Arendell St., Morehead City, 10am-5pm, Tuesday-Friday; 10am-3pm, Saturday, carrying furniture, unique art and accessories for all your decorating needs. Monday and after-hours appointments available.
McQueen’s Interiors: Pelletier Harbor Shops, Hwy 70/Arendell St., Morehead City, 252-247-3175, mcqueensinteriors. com. 10,000 sq. ft. showroom of unique contemporary, traditional & coastal furnishings. Complete professional design services to make your home truly one-of-akind. Sound Furniture & Appliances: 600 Cedar Point Blvd, Hwy 24 East, Cedar Point, 252393-8130, shopsoundfurniture.com. Quality at exceptional prices. Window, Wall & Interior Décor: 1507 Live Oak St., Beaufort, windowandwalldecor. com, 252-838-0201 or 800-601-8036. Custom made draperies and valances. Beautiful and as affordable as you need them to be. GEAR & EVENT RENTALS Island Essentials: Linen & Leisure Supply Company, Emerald Isle, 888-398-8887, 252354-8887, firstname.lastname@example.org. High quality baby & beach gear rental equipment with free delivery & pick-up to your vacation home. Also bed & bath linen service. Yearround, reserve ahead to ensure availability. Visit our new showroom at 8002 Emerald Drive by appointment only. OUTDOORS & MARINE Carolina Home & Garden: 4778 Hwy 24, Bogue, 252-393-9004, a full service nursery offiring the area’s largest selection of coastal trees, shrubs and plants. An expert staff is available for landscape design and installation of ponds, water gardens and bird gardens. Check out the great home and garden gifts and year-round Christmas Shoppe. Country Club of the Crystal Coast: 152 Oakleaf Drive, Pine Knoll Shores, 252726-1034. Bogue Banks’ only golf course, overlooking Bogue Sound, offering 18 championship holes of golf with pool, clay tennis courts, restaurant, banquet facilities and much more. Golf and tennis open to the public and when you play, you can dine with us too. Memberships available for residents, nonresidents and juniors. Now offering a new dining membership with dues as low as $10 per month. Call for details. NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores: 252247-4003, 866-294-3477, ncaquariums. com. Facility includes 32-ft. waterfall, 50,000 gallon Queen Anne’s Revenge display, mountain trout pool, jellyfish gallery, river otter exhibit, 306,000-gallon Living Shipwreck exhibit with 3 observation windows. Open daily. Ole Porte Racquet Club: 535 White Oak Crossing, Swansboro, a premier, 5-star tennis club with six har-tru soft courts, four lighted courts, men’s and women’s locker rooms and state-of-the-art pro
shop. Club offers racquet stringing and accessories and features two pros on staff with private lessons available. Outdoor pavilion is equipped with a barbecue pit and gas grill. Call for info on clinics, junior clinics, programs and rates, 910-326-1655 or oleporteracquetclub.com. Outer Banks Marine Construction: 1501 First Ave., Morehead City, 252-240-2525, outerbanksmarineconst.com. Specializing in residential docks, seawalls, boatlifts, floating docks, boat ramps, boatlift service & dock repair, plus some commercial docks & seawalls. 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. email@example.com, Licensed NC General Contractor, storm damage repair, decks, porches, remodels, new construction, fully insured. Visit www.acebuildersnc.com. Advantage Coastal Properties, Ed & Mac Nelson: CrystalCoastHomesOnline.com, office: 252-354-9000, cell: 252-646-5551. Full service, low cost residential sales. Located in Emerald Isle, serving Emerald Isle and the coastal mainland. Among the top producers 4 years running! Call today and put our system to work for you! Aldridge Building Contractors, Inc.: 1515 Hwy 70 East, Kinston, 252-559-7412. Licensed contractor with more than 35 years of experience for all your residential and commercial construction, additions, new construction and renovations. Al Williams Properties, Real Estate & Development: 407 Atlantic Beach Causeway, 252-726-8800, 800-849-1888, alwilliamsproperties.com. From sound to sea & beyond. We can serve your coastal real estate needs. Open 6 days/week, by appointment on Sunday. Bluewater Builders: 201 Mangrove Drive, Emerald Isle, 888-354-2128, 252-354-7610, bluewatergmac.com. From vacation homes to primary residences, Bluewater’s expertise can make your dream of living on the Crystal Coast a customized reality. (cont. on pg. 60) ISLAND REVIEW/November 2012
B E S T Buys (cont. from pg. 59) Bluewater Real Estate: 200 Mangrove Drive, Emerald Isle, 252-354-2128, 888-258-2128; Cape Carteret 252-393-2111; Atlantic Beach 252-726-3105, 866-467-3105; Beaufort 866803-0073; bluewatergmac.com. Vacation, monthly & annual rentals. Real estate sales of island & mainland properties for all of Carteret County. Bluewater Vacation Rentals: 200 Mangrove Drive, Emerald Isle, www. bluewaternc.com. Call the owner hotline at 866-848-8080 and let them assist you in achieving your goals of maximizing rental income while protecting your investment with the Bluewater Property Management Plan. Brimco Builders: 224 Pintail Lane, Harkers Island, 252-399-9093, bdeanhardt@ yahoo.com, brimcobuilders.com. General contractors offering free CAD design with any home or remodel, additions and remodels, year round property maintenance, handyman service and more than 25 years experience serving Eastern North Carolina. Cannon & Gruber, REALTORS: 509 Atlantic Beach Causeway, 800-317-2866, 252-7266600, cannongruber.com/irm. Specializing in exceptional properties on our beautiful coast for sale or rent. Let our experience work for you! CENTURY 21 Coastland Realty, Inc.: 7603 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, 800-822-2121, 252-354-2131, coastland.com. We manage 225+ homes & condos for short or long term rental. With 24 years of experience, our courteous staff looks forward to helping with your vacation or sales needs. Emerald Isle Realty: 7501 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, Sales: 252-354-4060, 800-3044060, EmeraldIsleRealty.com. Awarded 2005, 2009 and 2011 Top Office Production Award for Carteret County. Our knowledgeable & professional sales staff is happy to discuss any of your concerns & help you make the correct decision when buying or selling real estate on the coast. Emerald Isle Realty Vacation Rentals: 7501 Emerald Drive, 800-849-3315, 252-3543315, private owner’s line 800-354-2859, 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 & Realty: 1075 Freedom Way, Hwy 24, Hubert (8 miles west of Swansboro), 910-577-6400. Licensed general contractor with master craftsmen, modular technology, fast construction, display models, 910-389-9092. 60
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Guthrie Construction & Interiors, Inc.: 877-778-3585, 252-354-3585, cell 252-6704490, firstname.lastname@example.org. George & Emily Guthrie specialize in building fine, oceanfront homes for discerning owners. Call today to make your dreams come true. HandCrafted Homes: 3900 Hwy 70 East, New Bern, 252-514-4516, handcraftedhomes. com. We can build your new stick-built home off-site, faster, with better workmanship & strength, from a wide selection of designs. Hours: Mon, 9am-4pm; Tue-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat. 10am-4pm; closed Sunday; open by appointment anytime. Katrina Marshall, Real Estate Broker: Realty World First Coast Realty, 1440-B Salter Path Road, PO Box 620, Salter Path, NC 28575, serving Emerald Isle, Salter Path and the surrounding areas. Over 22 years experience working with property owners in Carteret County and the Emerald Isle area. Please call me to work for you, 252247-1000 (office), 252-241-1081 (mobile) or email@example.com. Kitch Ayre: Real Estate Broker with Bluewater, Emerald Isle & Cape Carteret, 888-354-2128, 252-241-1382 cell, firstname.lastname@example.org. Accredited Buyer’s Representative, Carteret County Assoc. of Realtors 2005 Top Producer & Sales Agent, Bluewater 2005 Top Producer. Call me for all of your real estate needs. Landmark Homes: 252-393-2159, 800611-7705, landmarkhomesnc.com. Diane & John Ritchie offer fully licensed & insured, commercial & quality home building services as well as renovations to make your wishes come true. Pat Patteson, General Contractor: 8926 Crew Drive, Emerald Isle, 252-723-8800, 252354-7248, pat@islandhomesbypatpatteson. com. Stop by to see us at our location behind Bert’s Surf Shop. Custom homes, design service & renovations; call Pat, a Master Certified Green Professional, to build your dreams from design to completion; member of NCHBA and NAHB. Sun-Surf Realty (Sales & Rentals): 7701 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, Sales 252-3542958, 800-849-2958, Rentals 252-354-2658, 800-553-7873, sunsurfrealty.com. Come for a week, stay for a lifetime. Call for our rental brochure or email email@example.com for great rentals & fine home sales. Syndie Byrd, CRS: 252-354-6111, 888-354-2128 x219, cell 252-646-3244, homesinemeraldisle.com. Real estate broker with 16+ years sales experience in vacation homes, investment properties, year-round/ permanent homes & vacant land. Specializing
in Crystal Coast, Cape Carteret & Swansboro. Buyer representation available. Watson-Matthews Real Estate: 9102 Coast Guard Road, Emerald Isle, 252-354-2872, cell 252-241-5145, firstname.lastname@example.org. Broker & Accredited Buyer’s Representative, specializing in Emerald Isle. Small enough to give buyers & sellers individual attention. If you are selling your piece of paradise or searching for one, contact me. SHOPS & SERVICES Beach Book Mart: 1010 W. Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Station, Atlantic Beach, features the largest selection of books on the beach including bestsellers, local books, children’s, cookbooks, crafts, magazines & many more, 252-240-5655. DWN Publishing: PO Box 3219, Greenville, NC 27836, 252-320-3276, www. coastalhomebook.com, “The Complete Photo Guide to Coastal Maintenance.” Adapt your home to the coastal environment, tips, techniques and solutions for maintaining your coastal home. More than 300 photographs. Emerald Isle Books: Emerald Plantation, Emerald Isle, 252-354-5325, emeraldislebooks.com. Great selection of books, greeting cards, rubber stamps, kites, bath items, stationery, games, toys & puzzles for the entire family. Hardback books discounted 10%. Emerald Isle Self Storage: 8926 Crew Drive, Emerald Isle (access road to Food Lion), 252-354-6966. Open Mon.-Fri. 9am-4pm, Sat. and Sun. by appt. Now you can keep it all on the island without keeping it in your garage. Just Hair: Emerald Plantation Shopping Center, Emerald Isle, 252-354-3302, 16 years of experience in a full service salon for men & women offering the latest haircuts, foil highlighting, perms, color, facial waxing, braiding, ear piercing. Walk-ins welcome. J.R. Dunn Fine Jewelers: Emerald Plantation in Emerald Isle, 252-354-5074 or Cypress Bay Plaza in Morehead City, 252-7268700. Offers unique & fine quality jewelry including special pieces such as the Emerald Isle Destination Bracelet. Take home this or another memorable piece of paradise or find the perfect gift here. Top it Off: 8700 Emerald Plantation, Suite 7, Emerald Isle, 252-354-7111. Experience the difference – offering unique gifts, jewelry, clothing, accessories, shows and much more. Whimsical and fun gifts for all occasions.
advertiser INDEX AA Express Plumbing.............................53
Emerald Isle Insurance...........................31
Emerald Isle Realty Sales......................63
Ace Builders ..........................................33
Emerald Isle Realty Vacation Rentals....32
Ace Hardware Atlantic Beach...................7
Emerald Isle Self Storage.......................15
Southern Glass & Mirror.........................31
Advantage Coastal Properties................55
Flipperz Family Bar & Grill......................37
Sun-Surf Realty Property Mgmt..............21
Al Williams Properties ...........................11
Sun-Surf Realty Sales..............................9
Sun-Surf Realty, Shelia O’Shea.............53
Aldridge Building Contractors.................41
This Cup’s for You..................................11
Artistic Tile & Stone................................35
Top it Off.................................................20
Atlantic Breeze Storm Shutters..............39
Town of Emerald Isle..............................24
Beach Book Mart....................................17
Home Repairs by Darryl Marshall...........45
Insurance Center, The............................43
Bluewater Real Estate, Kitch Ayre............3
Bluewater Real Estate,
Island Home Maintenance......................15
Syndie Byrd, CRS...................................3
Windows and More.................................62
Bluewater Sales.......................Back Cover
Window, Wall & Interior Décor................47
Bluewater Vacation Rentals......................3
Landmark Homes/Hatteras Pools...........55
Yardworks, Inc. Landscaping
LIFTAVATOR Residential Elevators
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NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores .......37
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Ole Porte Racquet Club..........................47
Clegg’s Termite & Pest Control, Inc........15
Outer Banks Marine Construction..........11
Coastal Awnings............................... 28-29
Outer Island Accents..............................27
Coastal Carolina Regional Airport..........45
Pat Patteson, General Contractor..........19
Coastal Homeowners Guide...................23
Coastal Singing Bowls............................20
Country Club of the Crystal Coast..........35
Realty World, Katrina Marshall...............11
Danny Varner Building............................27
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7203 Ocean Drive $1,550,000
Oceanfront 10547 Wyndtree Drive $969,900
9805 Sandy Court $1,290,000
5707 Ocean Drive $1,625,000
Oceanfront 3507 Ocean Drive West $549,000
Oceanfront 7805 Ocean Drive East $565,000
Oceanfront 13 Ocean Drive East $549,000
Oceanfront 449 Maratime Place $2,395,000
Oceanview 1408 Ocean Drive $459,000
103 10th Street $459,000
2311 Emerald Drive $324,500
Oceanview 104 Live Oak Street $425,000
Oceanview 4702 Emerald Drive $349,900
Oceanview 3206 Ocean Drive $735,000
Oceanview 203 Park West Drive $369,900
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Island 401 Hickory Street $350,000
Island 113 Palmetto Lane $550,000
Island 8612 Reed Drive $349,900
Emerald Cove $98,000 - $135,000
Island 408 Sunrise Court $439,900
Ocean Reef $285,000 - $295,000
Island 135 Page Place $359,500
Sound of the Sea $275,000 - $305,000
Island 102 Ethel Drive $330,000
Summerwinds 321 $350,000
Island 8715 Emerald Plantation $310,000
Sunset Harbor $359,900 - $360,000
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1 Bermuda Greens, Pine Knoll Shores $259,900. MLS 12-3716 Call Kathy 252-422-2796
111 White Heron Lane, Cape Carteret $329,900. MLS 12-4286 Call Craig 252-503-0577
Ocean Club #B102, Salter Path $349,000. MLS 12-367 Call Cathy 252-622-7500
Pebble Beach I212, Emerald Isle $235,000. MLS 12-301 Call Christy 252-241-0123
SOUNDFRONT 107 North Court, Atlantic Beach $825,000. MLS 12-1699 Call Eleanor 252-342-3660
“KEY WEST” A FRAME 213 Bogue Sound Drive, Cape Carteret $159,900. MLS 12-4100 Call Judi 252-240-9512
CONDO W/ BOAT SLIP Marlin Harbour #103, Atlantic Beach $420,000. MLS 12-1487 Call Anna 252-726-3105
BEACH GETAWAY! Tradewinds #46, Indian Beach $185,000. MLS 12-1880 Call Kathy 252-725-1588
For all our properties visit www.ToLiveAtTheBeach.com OCEANFRONT FULL DUPLEX 1703 Ocean Drive, Emerald Isle $725,000. MLS 12-1613 Call Kitch 252-241-1382
SOUNDFRONT! WOW! 410 West Landing Drive, Emerald Isle $895,000. MLS 12-1357 Call Marcia 252-723-8000
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10207 Sea Mist Drive, Emerald Isle $1,499,999. MLS 12-1189 Call Syndie 252-646-3244
ON DEEP WATER 305 Live Oak Drive, Newport $890,000. MLS 12-705 Call Kitch 252-241-1382
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307 S. 12th Street, Morehead City $1,134,000. MLS 12-1816 Call Bebbie 252-622-1404
3402 Ocean Drive, Emerald Isle $469,000. MLS 12-2423 Call Syndie 252-646-3244
160 Beach Hill Lane, Salter Path $1,775,000. MLS 12-2404 Call Cathy 252-622-7500
7002 Ocean Drive, Emerald Isle $750,000. MLS 10-4164 Call Marcia 252-723-8000
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