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What an awesome view of Bogue Sound from this 4BR home and lot with bulkhead and boat lift! Beautiful, fenced yard situated on a point with wide open views! Home has large living room with fireplace and windows looking out on lots of decking. Endless possibilities!
CAPE CARTERET • $450,000
Great ocean views from either side of this duplex. 2nd row with beach access across street. Large bonus room. Open LR/DR/kitchen. Fully furnished. Great location!
OCEAN REEF • $59,999
Endless possibilities for this large ranch home with grand master suite and great room addition in 2004. All on one level and on a double lot for large, private yard! Formal LR and DR, den with fireplace, eat in kitchen, pool, patio and trex deck overlooking back yard, Pettiford Creek and Croatan Forest. MUST SEE!
OCEANFRONT 1/2 DUPLEX with 1/10th ownership...5 wks per year. Breath-taking oceanfront views! Spacious custom design with lots of living area, nice kitchen w/ solid surface countertops, stone fireplace, whirlpool, huge master suite, decks and patio. PRICED TO SELL! Association dues cover insurance, taxes, utilities and maintenance.
EMERALD ISLE • $849,900 Spacious oceanfront home with over 700’ of oceanfront porch and decking! Well maintained! Nice size rooms and 2 walk-in closets. Fantastic views of ocean and some sound view.
Completely renovated in 2004 with upgrades and beachy decor. First floor unit with great views! Well maintained and currently on rental market. Unit located in West building with elevator. Pool, tennis and easy beach access!
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SOUND OF THE SEA • $298,900
EMERALD ISLE • $430,000
3BR/2.5BA half duplex with great ocean and sound views from this reverse floor plan. Not a rental, but good potential. Fully furnished with few exceptions.
ARCHERS CREEK • $529,000 PRICED RIGHT! Waterfront home with pier! Bring your boat. Reverse floor plan with large living room and kitchen as well as plenty of room for family and friends. Lots of decking and screened porch. Fully furnished. Ready for a new owner to enjoy!
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EMERALD ISLE • $799,000
NICE DOUBLEWIDE LOCATED IN PRIVATE COUNTRY SETTING near Stella bridge! Owner has done some remodeling. 12x16 enclosed porch. Behind this property, listed separately is 57.4 acre tract on White Oak River which has a conservation easement.
Just REDUCED! Spectacular views! Soundfront home at Archers Point. Wake up to breath-taking sunrises from your master suite with private balcony or the great room and 2nd level bedroom’s wrap around deck. New 300’ dock with access to deep water!
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Spacious oceanfront 5BR, 3 bath home with excellent ocean views and easy beach access. New hardwood and tile floors, upgrades to bathrooms and kitchen in 2010. Good rental property!
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Leased lot mobile home-close to everything. 3BR/1.5BA with large living area with room for family to enjoy a place at the beach. Fully furnished throughout with flat screen TV in living room and all appliances convey.
OCEANFRONT • $799,000 Conforming lot, survey in hand. Priced below appraisal. Fully furnished 3BR/2BA beach cottage with established rental income. Large oceanside deck for family/friends. Plenty of parking. Ready to enjoy! Lots of future possibilities, call for details!
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201 Ocean Blvd. B, Atlantic Beach $489,000. MLS 10-2459 Call Syndie 252-646-3244
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613 Forest Dunes Dr., Pine Knoll Shores $1,970,000. MLS 10-460 Call Sandy 252-646-6000
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$998,000 Outstanding 3rd row home located in popular Dolphin Ridge with great ocean views and private walk to the beach. Beautifully furnished and appointed with hardwood ﬂoors, tile and granite baths, gourmet kitchen with double ovens, 2 dishwashers, granite counters, screened porch, 2 masters, 2 bunk rooms, game room with pool table and mini kitchen, in-ground pool, hot tub and much more! Great rental - must see!
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See page 55 for the story on a New Year’s Eve tradition in Emerald Isle known as the “Flip Flop Drop.” Photo by Sandra Flowe. Thanks to our Contributors: Elizabeth Barrow, Joanne Belanger, Denise Brady, Patti Brown, Trace Cooper, Laura Lee Davis, Anne D. Edwards, Curt Finch, Ken Jones, Pam Minnick, Julie Powers, Rudi Rudolph, Frank Rush, Peggy Sagmiller, Art Schools, Mike Wagoner, Julia Batten Wax and Clare Winslow. www.nccoast.com
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Duo Performs in Beaufort, Swansboro Siobhan Quinn and Michael Bowers kick off the Down East FolkArts Society’s 2011 calendar with a performance at 8pm on Saturday, Jan. 15, at Clawson’s in Beaufort. Gracious and gritty
songs with seamless harmonies, excellent music crafted with precision, emotion and beauty – this is how the duo is described. Quinn brings the audience directly to the emotional center of each song with her vocals while Bowers draws in guests with his warmth and wry humor. Both artists have earned individual reputations, but their collaboration showcases their talents to perfection. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 members, $8 students, and are available at downeastfolkarts.org. In addition to regular concerts, the society sponsors a variety of arts outreach programs and Contra dances. For more information, call 252-633-6444. The pair has a second show at 2pm on Sunday, Jan. 16, in the community annex at Swansboro Town Hall. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, and can be purchased by calling 910-3264428.
CPR for Adults, Children & Infants The Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation Dept. and the American Heart Association is hoping to offer a CPR certification course 8
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focusing on the appropriate way to perform CPR on adults, children and infants. The class is dependent upon interest. A minimum of six students are required. The class would be scheduled for a Saturday and run from 10am to noon. The certification fee is $40. All students must pre-register and prepay. For additional information, call Laura Lee Davis at 252354-6350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brides Begin Planning for Spring It’s time once again for brides-to-be and their support staff to start making plans for spring and summer weddings. And there is no better place to do that than at the annual Bridal Fair at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City. Slated for Saturday, Jan. 15, the event compiles more than 50 of the area’s top wedding professionals under one roof, making it easy to compare prices, services and availability. Talk with vendors about their services and products, sample caterer’s fare, see fashion shows featuring the latest in styles and trends, see the work of top wedding photographers and florists and enjoy live music, prizes, samples and discounts. And do it all in a no-pressure, relaxed environment. The fair runs from 9am-4pm and tickets are $5 at the door. For more information, call Pam Kaiser at 252-240-3256 or 252-728247-3883.
Safe Boating Skills The US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Swansboro Flotilla, is holding a one-day ABS boating class from 8am-4pm on Saturday, Jan. 15, at 11101 Station St., Emerald Isle. The course covers all aspects of boating safety. The cost is $25 for the book. Pre-registration is required by calling 252-393-2436 or emailing email@example.com.
Fort Macon Friends Host Luncheon The Friends of Fort Macon will hold their monthly luncheon at the Golden Corral in Morehead City on Wednesday, Jan. 5 with guest speaker Alan Ballard, who will discuss the role of physician’s (cont. on page 10)
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Youth Development Through Soccer Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation is accepting registrations for Soccer Shots, an innovative program that emphasizes both soccer and character skills by using imaginative soccer games that kids love. The program will be offered to children age 2-5 at Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation, 7500 Emerald Drive. Classes for mature 2 & 3 year-olds will take place each Tuesday from 1-1:45pm beginning Jan. 4. Classes for 4 & 5 year olds will be held from 1-1:45pm each Wednesday. The program runs for eight weeks. The fee is $64 per child and includes professionally designed lessons in coordination, teamwork, character development, physical skills and fun. No gear is needed to participate. Registration forms are available at Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation or online at soccershots.org or emeraldisle-nc.org. Questions specific to the program can be directed to Barbara Maia at 252-241-6803 or Barbara@soccershots.org.
theater group did more than 30 years ago. In 2011, the holiday favorite will feature a cast of 40 thespians, ranging in age from 5 to 82. Performances are planned for 8pm, Jan.21-22 and 28-29 with a 2pm matinee on Sunday, Jan. 30. Tickets are $15 for preferred seating; $12 for adults; $6 for children 5 and up; and free for children under five. They can be purchased in advance at carteretcommunitytheatre.org.
Nine Years of Chocolate Success Right around the corner, and right in time for Cupid’s big day, the 9th Carolina Chocolate Festival rides into the Crystal Coast Civic Center on a sugary wave, Feb. 4-6, highlighting more decadent options for your sweetie and delighting every member of the family. In its first two years, the festival broke attendance records for the event venue and continues to draw 8-9,000 people a year, all
Cheering for Music (and Beer) It might not be spring just yet, but the Beaufort Music Festival is finding a reason to crawl out of those winter caves. Its Cheers and Beers fundraiser is slated for 6-10pm on Thursday, Jan. 20, at the Cru Wine Bar in Beaufort, featuring food, beer, wine, live music and a silent auction. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. “All of our fundraisers are critical in their own way to the music festival and this is a very strong event,” offered Brett Harrison, chairman of the Beaufort Music Festival’s planning committee. “It makes necessary money for us, but more importantly it’s a fun thing to do to bring the community together in the winter. A lot of people see the festival as what we do. I like to think about it as one event, certainly our jewel event, but I think all of the events we put together throughout the year make up who we are.” The 23rd Beaufort Music Festival will invade the downtown streets of the historic village, May 6-7. To learn more about the festival, and upcoming fundraisers, visit beaufortmusicfestival. com.
My Favorite Things For more than 60 years the Carteret Community Theatre has been bringing a touch of culture to our humble, country home. And 2011 will be no different. The group will have everyone tapping their toes and singing along as it begins its season with the Sound of Music at West Carteret High School. This is a repeat performance of a show the
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in search of the perfect treat. Vendors from around the country are on hand at the civic center, while outside events include a chocolate spa, golf tournament and a wine and chocolate pairing class. At the main event, kids young and old can sink their teeth into the chocolate baking competition and the always-fun pudding eating contest. The Chocolate Festival was created by the late John Green, who envisioned nonprofit groups pooling their volunteers and coming together to create the event. In turn, the participating nonprofits share the proceeds. To date, more than $280,000 has gone back into the community. Proceeds from the 2011 festival support the Carteret County Domestic Violence Program, Broad Street Clinic, Second Blessings Outreach Ministry, Potters for Parkinson’s, Boys & Girls Clubs of Coastal Carolina, Carteret County 4-H, Beaufort Women’s Club, Beaufort Sister Cities, Morehead City Civitans, Carteret General Hospital Volunteers and White Oak Church of God Youth Group. The festival is scheduled from 9am-6pm on Saturday, Feb. 5 and from 10am-3pm on Sunday, Feb. 6. Tickets are $8 for adults, $2 for kids 5-12; children under 5 are admitted free. Tickets can be purchased online at carolinachocolatefestival.com or by calling 1-877-848-4976.
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R E N TA L Signs What’s Cooking on the Crystal Coast? HAVE YOU EVER considered the family vacation memories that are created in the kitchen of your beach cottage? We know our rental guests love their sandy, salty beach days, but it is during the preparation of beloved family favorite recipes, fresh local produce and the finest Carteret County seafood that families create new beach traditions to be cherished and handed down. Each year it is my joy to read the entries to our family reunion contest. The common thread in the shared story is their love of gathering around the table with three, and sometimes, four generations. Even with our wealth of outstanding restaurants, nearly all of our vacationing families prefer to dine most nights in the relaxing ambience of your beach home. With visions of the large holiday meals you have just enjoyed from Thanksgiving through New Year’s still dancing in your head, picture your cottage or condo kitchen being put through the paces of such large scale cooking five nights out of seven all summer long. On your next visit to the island, set aside a morning or an afternoon to do a complete kitchen inventory. Discard what is rusty, scratched and unusable, donate to a charity the merely ugly, and furnish your kitchen with brightly colored mixing bowls, splendid new pots and pans, attractive casserole dishes, an excellent chef’s knife and paring knives, measuring cups and spoons, baking pans and perhaps even a new heavy-duty blender, food processor and mixer. Families linger over meals at the beach; sharing laughter,
favorite stories and creating new bonds of togetherness that aren’t always possible except for the slower nurturing pace of being on island time. Your table should graciously accommodate all, with a kid’s table possibly being at the kitchen bar or even a picnic table just outside on the porch. Plates, silverware, glasses, wine glasses – all should be ample and attractive, not chipped or cloudy. Lots of colorful cloth napkins are a welcoming touch as well. Now that the Crystal Coast has become such a destination for food lovers as well, why don’t we all start a new tradition of offering a recipe and menu journal for our rental guests? Beginning with some of your most inspiring culinary triumphs in your beach kitchen, leave a few menu suggestions, yummy recipes, discoveries of where you found a stunning wine, the freshest blueberries or the saltiest oysters. When you return at the end of the season and read all those luscious descriptions, menus and recipes you’ll be inspired and may even discover some new food traditions of your own. What’s cooking? We are! Asheville likes to bill its mountain town as “foodtopia,” but we know the “Crystal Coast is cooking,” too! Julia Batten Wax Broker/Owner, Emerald Isle Realty jwax@EIRealty.com
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C O U N T Y Perspective Gallants Channel Bridge Project Awaits Coast Guard Review THE PUBLIC COMMENT period for the Gallants Channel Bridge project in Beaufort ended Dec. 20, and now the US Coast Guard will sift through the written comments submitted before issuing its recommendations to the NC Dept. of Transportation (NCDOT). “The project involves replacement of the existing US 70 drawbridge over Gallants Channel … with a longer, high-rise bridge and improving US 70 to a multi-lane facility,” according to official Coast Guard documents. As proposed by NCDOT, the fixed-span bridge “will provide 65 feet of vertical clearance along its length across Gallants Channel and a horizontal clearance of 100 feet between piles.” The draft document of NCDOT’s State Transportation Improvement Program has moved the Gallants Channel Bridge Project forward from 2015 up to 2012, contingent upon the final permit being issued by the Coast Guard. The board of transportation is expected to vote to approve the final STIP in the fall of 2011. A Coast Guard representative told the Carteret County Transportation Committee recently that the Coast Guard will not design the bridge for NCDOT but defines what NCDOT must do to meet the requirements related to the “navigational box.” The official said the Coast Guard has responsibility to ensure safe and reasonable navigation, in accordance with the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. He also said the Coast Guard seeks to balance highway needs and navigational needs. The transportation committee is an advisory body charged by the Carteret County Board of Commissioners with the responsibility of investigating, recommending, promoting and enhancing
transportation modes and facilities for the improvement of Carteret County, and it has long supported replacing the 50-year-old drawbridge on US 70 that connects Morehead City to Beaufort and the Down East communities. “The gears for the existing bridge are no longer manufactured commercially, so that in the event the gears fail on a permanent basis, new gears would need to be designed and built, requiring the bridge to remain closed to vehicular traffic for an extended period of time. This would have a disastrous effect on Beaufort and eastern Carteret County areas,” said Beaufort Mayor Richard Stanley, who chairs the transportation committee. The aging drawbridge has contributed to numerous wrecks, he said, and sometimes, traffic gets backed up for as much as an hour or more resulting from chain collision wrecks due to bridge openings. “The situation endangers the public health and safety due to the inability of police and emergency vehicles to cross,” Stanley said. “For health and safety reasons, the construction of the replacement bridge is long overdue. Joan Pulley of Realty World First Coast Realty is chair of the Public and Government Affairs Committee of the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce. She said: “A new bridge is a pivotal piece of the overall plan to upgrade the US 70 corridor from Raleigh to Carteret County, which will benefit tourism, business at the Port of Morehead City and commerce in general.” If you have comments or suggestions about topics of interest for future articles, pass them along to Mike Wagoner at 252-726-6350 or 1-800-622-6278.
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Sat. 1: Penguin Plunge. 1pm. Register online or onsite for this Arctic dip in the ocean at the Atlantic Beach Circle. The first 100 registered participants to donate $20 will receive a Penguin Plunge T-shirt. Donations are given to local charities. Details: penguin-plunge.org or 252-8087485. New Year’s Day Kite Fly. Get in a little practice for the annual Carolina Kite Festival by joining local enthusiasts at the Atlantic Beach Circle. Free. Details: 252247-7011. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Behind the Scenes – Aquarium at a Glance. Noon-12:45pm. Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs and get an overhead look at the Living Shipwreck exhibit at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Ages 5 and up, $8. Details: 252-247-4003 or ncaquariums.com. Sun. 2: Aquarist Apprentice. 1-4pm. Join the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores’ staff for a behind-the-scenes tour. Help prepare animal meals and get an up close look at daily maintenance tasks. Age 13 and up, $25. Details: 252-247-4003 or ncaquariums.com. 4, 11, 18, 25: Behind the Scenes – Aquarium Close Encounters. 2-3:30pm. Visit labs and holding areas, help with food preparation and feed the animals in this behind-thescenes tour that includes a look at the Living Shipwreck exhibit at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Ages 8 and up, advance registration is required. Cost is $12. Details: 252-247-4003 or ncaquariums.com. 5, 12, 19, 26: Behind the Scenes – Aquarium Bird Program. 1-2pm. Meet some of the aquarium’s newest residents and get a “bird’s-eye view” behind the scenes of the bird program. See where the aquarium’s raptors and shorebirds live, learn what makes each of these incredible birds unique and find out how you can help their wild cousins. Participants also assist with making enrichment items for the birds. Ages 5 and up. $10. Details: 252-247-4003 or ncaquariums.com.
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8, 15, 22, 29: Breakfast with the Rays. 89:30am. Enjoy a continental breakfast and help feed these amazing animals with the staff at the NC Aquarium. Ages 5 and up, $15. Details: 252-247-4003 or ncaquariums. com. Sat. 8: Emerald Isle Winter Series - 4v4 Beach Volleyball Tournaments. 9am. Open gender series. Players must be 16. Team fee is $55. Prize money to two top teams. Teams must bring their own ball and act as officials when not playing. Refunds issued for inclement weather. Details: 252-354-6350 or email@example.com. 10, 31: Succulent Seafood. 2-4pm. Visit the area’s top restaurants to see how local chefs prepare fresh seafood during this NC Aquarium program. Sessions include insight on local fish and a taste test of the day’s dish. Ages 12 and up, $15. Details: 252247-4003 or ncaquariums.com. Fri. 14: Friday Free Flicks. 7pm. At Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation on the second Friday of each month. Movies are family oriented. Popcorn and a drink are $1. Bring chairs or blankets. No outside beverages or snacks are allowed. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 252-3546350 one week prior for movie title. Sat. 15: Bridal Fair. 9am-4pm. Brides and grooms to be, along with family and friends are invited to the largest bridal event on the North Carolina coast. Meet more than 50 of the area’s top wedding professionals, speak with vendors intimately about services and products offered without the pressure of purchasing, sample caterer’s fare, see fashion shows featuring the latest in styles and trends, see the work of top wedding photographers and florists and enjoy live music, prizes, samples and discounts. The bridal fair is held annually at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City. Tickets are $5 and available at the door or in advance. Contact: Pam Kaiser 252-240-3256 or 252-728-247-3883. Scrapbooking Workshop. A scrapbooking workshop with Linda Phelps will be held from 10am-1pm at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation for ages 12 and up. Preregistration is required. The cost is $5 and includes the use of tools and a snack. Additional packages are available. Details: Linda Phelps at 910-326-6164 or rphelps@ ec.rr.com.
17-19: Coastal Explorers Camp for Grades 4-5. 8:30am-2:45pm. This aquarium camp combines fun and learning into wintertime adventure for children in grades 4-5. Participants enjoy outdoor activities, discovery labs, crafts, behind-the-scenes action and more. Advance registration and deposit are required. $100. Details: 252-2474003 or ncaquariums.com. Mon. 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Everyone is welcome to this lunchtime celebration at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City for speeches, music and an uplifting message. Details: 252-726-3754. Free Admission. All Day. NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Details: 252-247-4003 or ncaquariums.com. Sat. 22: Crystal Ball. 5:30pm. The Carteret County Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Crystal Ball dinner/dance at the Sheraton Atlantic Beach Oceanfront Hotel, Atlantic Beach. The event is black tie optional for gentlemen. Entertainment will be provided by Gare Stevens of The North Carolina DJ Company. The cost is $40 per person. A cash bar will be available. Reservations are now being accepted; call the chamber at 726-6350. Tue. 25: BHA Membership Meeting. 6pm. The Beaufort Historical Association will hold its bi-annual membership meeting and potluck supper at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Beaufort. Annual volunteer awards will be presented. Sat. 29: Build a Bird Box. Help provide homes for our winged population. This workshop provides everything you need to put together a box for various bird species or for bats. Advance registration and fees required. Details: 252-247-4003 or ncaquariums.com. Sun. 30: Pirate Punch. 2:30-4pm. Join The History Place, Morehead City, for punch and snacks while learning about the history of Carteret County’s pirates with this program geared toward children ages 5-11. Guests are encouraged to wear pirate attire. Cost is $10 for one child and one adult. Details: 252-247-7533. Bogue Banks Library Membership Gathering. 3pm. This year’s gathering will be held at the Bogue Banks Public Library and include guest speaker Jay Barnes, author of books and articles on hurricanes. Book signings by Barnes and a door prize will be included. This event is hosted by the Friends Board of the Library. Admission is free but donations will be accepted. Details: 252-247-4660.
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C H A M B E R Connection Chamber Leaders Chart Course For Business Growth in 2011 THE CARTERET COUNTY Chamber of Commerce welcomes its new leadership team, as 2010 Chair Woody Warren of Bluewater Real Estate passes the gavel to 2011 Chair Tom Kies of NCCOAST Communications, effective Jan. 1. Warren continues as a member of the Executive Committee as past chair, and Mal Garland of Sound Bank becomes chair elect and continues as treasurer. Newly elected members of the board of directors are: Debby Forbush of Great Windows; Bill Rogerson of Wachovia – A Wells Fargo Company; and Mary Brown of the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina/JobLink Career Center. “My goal for 2011,” Kies said, “is to ensure that the chamber is working on all fronts to improve the economic climate of Carteret County and enhance the quality of life for all citizens. “The programs that the chamber offers continue to grow and remain in demand by our members. The area of networking is expanding in importance, providing the forums to promote our members’ businesses and services, gain more visibility and exposure and make new business contacts. “The chamber serves as the ‘Voice of Business,’ and our pro-business 2011 Legislative Agenda will be presented to our legislators – Sen. Jean Preston and Rep. Pat McElraft – at a legislative luncheon at 11:45am on Thursday, Jan. 13, at The History Place, 1008 Arendell St., Morehead City.
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M AY O R ’ S Notes Looking Ahead to 2011 ANOTHER GREAT CHRISTMAS parade took place on the Saturday after Mayor Art Schools Thanksgiving. This was the seventh parade and had about 100 entries. Special thanks to my wife Diane for being the lead organizer and all of the people that helped her, especially Terri Ashby, Laurie Morris and many town employees. In addition to full-time residents, there were many second homeowners viewing the parade. We make a special effort to have the parade at a time that second homeowners will be able to attend, so mark your calendars for next year’s parade, Saturday Nov. 26, 2011. I was recently elected to serve as second vice president of the North Carolina League of Municipalities (NCLM), an organization of 500+ towns in North Carolina that tries to ensure that new state and federal legislation is in the best interest of North Carolina towns. As a NCLM officer, I recently attended the National League of Cities (NLC) conference (at NCLM expense, not Emerald Isle expense). NLC focuses on making sure that federal legislation is not harmful and hopefully beneficial to local governments. I came back with some ideas of things to look into to improve operations, but my biggest “bring back” was how lucky we are in Emerald Isle. Certainly, our Emerald Isle economy is not booming, but we are doing very well compared to many other towns. Real estate
construction and sales are still way off, but tourism did well this past summer and we are fortunate to have the military bases in our area that are expanding. If all goes to plan, the Carteret County tax office will be notifying all Carteret County property owners of their new real estate tax values in late January or early February. It has been four years since the last valuation which was at the top of the market, and we expect to see significant decreases in values for many Emerald Isle properties. Town staff and elected officials are beginning to work on the 2011/2012 budget. The state sales tax distribution formula is complicated and I don’t have enough space to explain it in this column. However, starting in FY 2002/2003, the General Fund tax rate was decreased a penny/year for several years for a total in excess of $600,000 because of increased sales tax revenues. For FY 2011/2012, most of the increased sales tax revenues will go away (about $430,000 which is about a penny on our current tax values). Therefore, there will need to be a cut in services or an increase in taxes (no more than 1 cent per $100 value) for FY 2011/2012. Please email your opinion to Frank Rush, town manager at email@example.com (or to me at aschools@ ec.rr.com) and we will share them with the board. We are especially interested in any services that you think are not worth the cost. All in all, 2010 has been a very good year for Diane and I. I hope the bumps in the road for each of you have not been significant and that 2011 will be a great year for all.
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T O W N Meeting Clarifying Parking Regulations HOPING TO SIMPLIFY and clarify parking ordinances that had not been updated in a comprehensive matter since 1983, Town Manager Frank Rush asked the board to adopt an ordinance amending Chapter 11 – Motor Vehicles and Traffic – of the Code of Ordinances to clarify parking regulations. The purpose is to include the consolidation of certain provisions, the deletion of provisions that have no practical application in Emerald Isle and the codification of historical practices used by town staff. The key changes include clear authorization of on-street parking in officially marked spaces, a clear prohibition on the unimproved public street right-of-way if a “No Parking” sign is present, the clarification that a “No Parking” sign applies within 150 feet in front of and behind the sign, and authority for temporary parking exceptions for construction activities and special events. Commissioner Maripat Wright made motion to adopt the ordinance; motion carried 4-0. (Commissioner John Wootten was present for the vote; Commissioner Nita Hedreen absent and excused at this time.) The town has 455 “No Parking” signs on public streets (plus 36 others at the regional beach accesses), an average of approximately 10 per public street mile. All but 39 are located on the ocean side (south side) of Hwy 58 and Coast Guard Road, with the majority on Ocean, Oceanview, Wyndtree and Inlet drives on the oceanfront. Rush presented the item to clarify and simplify the town’s parking ordinances, but also in anticipation of the town implementing a beach access parking fee in 2011. “With the implementation of beach access parking fees, it is likely that the town will experience additional ‘no parking’ violations and additional challenges to authorities issuing ‘no parking’ violations,” said Rush. “The ordinance amendment should better position the town to address these issues when they arise.”
in effect since July 2002. Recreating the municipal service district will allow the board to levy a new three-cent primary (oceanfront and inlet front) benefit district tax rate and a one-cent secondary (all other properties) benefit district tax rate in fiscal year 2011-12 and beyond. These revenues will be used to fund the town’s future beach nourishment activities. Mayor Pro Tem Floyd Messer made motion to abolish the existing municipal service districts; motion carried 3-0. In turn, Commissioner Tom Hoover made motion to adopt a resolution of intent to create a new municipal service district – primary benefit district. Motion carried 3-0. Commissioner Maripat Wright made motion to adopt a resolution of intent to create a new municipal service district – secondary benefit district. Motion carried 3-0. (Commissioner Wootten was formally excused from the meeting.) These motions indicate the board’s intent and a public hearing is set for Feb. 8.
Audit Report Assistant Town Manager and Finance Director Mitsy Overman briefed the board on highlights of the 09-10 fiscal year (FY 0910) financial statements and audit report. The town received an unqualified opinion from the town’s auditors, Thompson, Price, Scott & Adams (TPSA) CPAs, and maintains a solid financial position despite recent economic and budget challenges. TPSA once again praised town staff for its management of the town’s assets. Motion to accept the June 30, 2010 financial statements and audit report made by Commissioner Hedreen carried 4-0.
Aquarium Pier Update Rush updated the board on progress on the pier, saying that design work continues on the town’s pier and should be complete in early 2011. He reported that the state has “hit a snag” in the acquisition of the commercial lots adjacent to Flip Flops MiniMart, which pertain to very old covenants that “surprisingly prohibit commercial uses.” Rush added that they are working through these issues.
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Having identified a growing need for personnel with the accompanying expense for providing services, Rush asked the board to provide direction in the potential implementation of a new beach access parking fee at the Eastern Ocean Regional Access and Western Ocean Regional Access beginning in April 2011. That fee could range between five to ten dollars with annual net profits ranging from $30,000 to $263,000. These revenues could be used to fund current annual operating expenses and possible additional staffing, such as parking attendants and maintenance personnel, at these facilities in the future. Board members agreed to the need for a fee, but questioned if this should apply to residents and property owners, and whether or not a small fee for a permit would be in order. The board expressed the intent that fees should begin this coming year. Rush asked that a final decision be made no later than the February board meeting in order to provide ample time to implement the new fee and recruit necessary personnel.
Mayor Art Schools was to present a plaque and certificate of appreciation to Joe Matthews who could not attend the meeting at this time. Matthews is the lead organizer of the annual EI Bike Rally held for the past several years at Bogue Inlet Pier. The successful event held last September, attracts motorcyclists from different parts of the country, who have donated more than $32,000 to the Emerald Isle Fire and EMS Departments over the past five years for the purchase of beneficial equipment.
Beach Erosion Control The board made the initial steps to create new municipal service districts to fund future long-term beach erosion control activities, effective July 1. In order to do this, they first had to formally act to abolish the existing municipal service districts which have been 24
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Other Business Motion by Commissioner Wright to reappoint Jill Searcy and Joe Eckard to terms on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee that expire in December 2012 passed 4-0. Mayor Schools noted that this committee has worked very hard in recent months on fundraising activities and more events are planned for next year. The committee still has two vacant slots; both have twoyear terms that expire in December 2012. Motion by Mayor Pro Tem Floyd Messer to recommend Buck Fugate for reappointment to the Carteret County Beach Commission to a term representing Emerald Isle that expires in January 2014 carried 4-0. Reported by Denise Brady
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~Emerald Tidings~ Town Will Not Implement Solid Waste Fee/Property Tax Switch AFTER MUCH PUBLIC input and a thorough review of the issues, the board of commissioners has decided not to implement the solid waste fee/property tax switch that was discussed in recent months. The switch would have eliminated the annual $180 solid waste fee charged to owners of all developed residential properties and replaced it with an equivalent 2.8 cent property tax rate increase, and would have preserved formula-based sales tax revenues for the town. The board cited tax fairness concerns in reaching this decision at their November meeting. The town still expects to experience an approximately $425,000 shortfall in sales tax revenues next year. This shortfall is not caused by the economic downturn or town spending, but rather is the result of the way the sales tax distribution formula works in Carteret County. This shortfall is the equivalent of 1-cent on the town’s property tax rate. Town staff and the board will consider budget and service reductions over the coming months in an effort to address this shortfall and minimize the amount of any property tax rate increase in FY 11-12, which begins in July 2011.
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be working hard to minimize community disruption as much as practical, however, motorists and residents should expect some minor inconveniences. The town is grateful to NCDOT for funding and arranging this work, which will be a great improvement for Emerald Isle.
New Deer Population Estimate Shows Decrease The town has been working in conjunction
The FY 11-12 budget begins on July 1, 2011, and the board will adopt the new budget in June 2011. Town staff and the board are already hard at work on next year’s budget in an attempt to balance the budget with minimal impacts on the General Fund property tax rate and on town services. If you have ideas on how the town should adjust, reduce, or eliminate services and spending, we want to hear them. Please send any suggestions to Town Manager Frank Rush at frush@ emeraldisle-nc.org . The town welcomes all suggestions, and they will be thoroughly considered over the coming months. Please note that the town has already delayed new capital projects, and is currently only pursuing capital projects that are primarily funded by outside grants, contributions, and donations. Examples of projects funded primarily by outside funds include the new public boat launching facility, multi-use (bicycle) path improvements, and park improvements.
Additional Multi-Use Path (Bicycle Path) Extensions Planned Thanks to additional grant funding from the NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and the hard work of the town’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee and others on fundraising activities, the town will soon construct two new segments of the multi-use path (bicycle path) in Emerald Isle. The town will primarily utilize funds raised by the committee and others to extend the Coast Guard Road path from its current terminus at Deer Horn Drive to the entrance to Emerald Isle Woods Park, an additional .3 miles. This work is expected to be completed in spring 2011 in time for the 2011 tourism season. This segment will make it safer and easier for pedestrians and bicyclists to access the park. The town will utilize yet another grant from NCDOT to construct an additional .2 miles of the Hwy. 58 path from the Ocean Drive intersection east to the Eastern Ocean Regional Access (and future site of the Aquarium Pier at Emerald Isle). This work is also expected to be completed in spring 2011. This segment will make it safer and easier for pedestrians and bicyclists to visit the beach access. The town continues its aggressive pursuit of grant funding and its support for community fundraising efforts to Town Hall, 7500 Emerald Drive ultimately achieve our goal of a dedicated path through the Emerald Isle, NC 28594 entire town on Hwy. 58 and Coast Guard Road.
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Hwy. 58 Turn Lane and Resurfacing Work The NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has awarded a contract to Onslow Grading and Paving of Jacksonville for the resurfacing of Hwy. 58 along its entire length in Emerald Isle. The project also includes the construction of a new left turn lane at the entrance to the new public boat launching facility and Scotch Bonnet Drive. Work began in December, and is expected to be complete by April 30. NCDOT, Onslow Grading and Paving, will
with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission to monitor the deer population in Emerald Isle in recent years, and just completed a new deer population survey in October. The 2010 survey estimates a total deer population of approximately 105 deer. This figure is down from the 2009 estimate of approximately 149 deer. As a result of this new population estimate, the town will not be conducting any deer population reduction activities this year. The town will continue to monitor the deer population in the future, and may resume deer population reduction activities in the future.
New Golf Cart Program Effective Jan. 1, the use of golf carts will be allowed on most public streets in Emerald Isle if they are registered with the town and meet certain safety standards. Under relatively new authority from the NC General Assembly, the board of commissioners adopted a town golf cart ordinance at their meeting in October. The new ordinance allows the operation of golf carts on all public streets in Emerald Isle, with the exception
of Hwy. 58 and Coast Guard Road. Golf carts will be allowed to cross directly over Hwy. 58 and Coast Guard Road, but golf carts will not be allowed to travel on these two busy roads. In order to register a golf cart in the town’s program, the golf cart must include certain required safety equipment, including headlights, tail lights, blinkers, brake lights, windshields, seatbelts, and others. The golf cart must be registered to an Emerald Isle address, and the operator must be a licensed driver and at least 18 years of age. The Emerald Isle Police Dept. will vigorously enforce the prohibition on underage golf cart drivers, and will also pursue charges against any adult who allows an underage golf cart driver. Golf carts will be subject to all other NC motor vehicle laws and regulations, and will be subject to the same parking regulations as traditional motor vehicles. The town will, however, be creating special “golf-cart only” parking spaces at select public beach access locations in the future on a case-by-case basis. The new ordinance does not apply to “street-legal” golf carts registered with the NC Division of Motor Vehicles, as these vehicles are treated in the same manner as a traditional motor vehicle. The new ordinance also does not apply to golf carts used by handicapped individuals as a mobility device, provided the operator has a valid handicapped placard and card in his/her possession. Please visit the town administration building during normal business hours to register your golf cart with the town. A golf cart application and a complete explanation of the rules and regulations is available at emeraldisle-nc.org/golfcarts.htm
Construction Continues on New Public Boat Launching Facility Construction of the new public boat launching facility, located on Bogue Sound near Chapel by the Sea, has been underway since late October and continues. NC Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) staff recently placed the underwater sections of the new ramps in the water, and have completed other dock improvements. Additional ramp construction remains, and will continue over the coming weeks.
SunLand Development and Construction, under contract to NCWRC, has begun work on the parking lot and stormwater improvements. Their contract requires all work to be complete by late March. The new facility is expected to open to the public sometime in April 2011.
Wood Island Munitions Removal Complete MCAS Cherry Point and the US Navy have completed an effort to remove old munitions and fragments from the surface of Wood Island, a bomb target used in the 1940s and 1950s. Wood Island, also known as Cat Island, is located in Bogue Sound approximately 1/2 mile offshore from 23rd Street in Emerald Isle. The removal effort was conducted from late October until midNovember. No controlled detonations were needed to destroy any munitions items. The recovered metallic debris has been shipped to metal recycling facilities. Although the surface of Wood Island has been cleared, numerous munitions-related items remain in the surrounding waters. It is possible that additional items will be exposed by wave and tidal action over time and will need to be removed in the future. Wood Island is posted with danger signs. For your own safety, please do not anchor boats near Wood Island, or go onto the island at any time.
Jennette’s Aquarium Pier Nearing Completion in Nags Head The town continues to work closely with the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores on the design of the future Aquarium Pier at Emerald Isle, a new 1,000-foot concrete ocean fishing pier to be constructed in the future at the site of the Eastern Ocean Regional Access (and former site of the old Emerald Isle Pier). The Aquarium Pier at Emerald Isle is the second of three planned state-owned fishing piers along the North Carolina coast, with the first currently nearing completion in Nags
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January 2011 Meetings Atlantic Beach 4 AB Planning Board, usually 1st Tues., 6pm, call 726-2121, Town Hall Mtg. Room. 24 AB Town Council, 4th Mon., 6pm, Town Hall Mtg. Room. Emerald Isle 3 EI Garden Club, usually 1st Monday of month, visitors welcome, 354-5537. 5 EI Extension & Community Assoc., 1st Wed., 10am, EI Parks & Rec., Vera Gaskins 354-2269. 11 EI Town Board, 2nd Tues., 7pm, Town Board Meeting Room, 7500 Emerald Drive. 20 EI Business Assoc., 3rd Thurs., noon, EI Parks & Rec., 3543424. 24 EI Planning Board, 4th Mon., 6pm, Town Board Meeting Room, 7500 Emerald Drive. Indian Beach 12 Indian Beach Town Board, 2nd Wed., 5pm, Town Hall. Pine Knoll Shores 4 PKS Board of Adjustment, as necessary, usually 1st Tues., 9:30am. 10 PKS Fire/EMS Department, 2nd Mon., 7pm. 10 PKA, 2nd Mon., 9:30am, Town Hall. 11 PKS Board of Commissioners, 2nd Tues., 6pm, Town Hall. 12 PKS Garden Club, 9:30am social, 10am meeting, Town Hall. Peter Hargett of Crystal Coast Landscapes in Morehead City discusses various landscaping topics and tips for design and lighting. 18 PKS PIKSCO, 3rd Tues., 5pm. 19 PKS Community Appearance Commission, 3rd Wed., 9am. 21 PKS Women’s Club Board Meeting, 9:30 am, Town Hall. 25 PKS Planning Board, 4th Tues., 2pm 28 PKS Women’s Club Meeting, 9:30am social; 10am meeting with Carolyn Dunn and her program “Eat Smart, Move More.” Around the County 4 Carteret County Democratic Party, 1st Tues., 6:30–8pm, District Court, Beaufort, all Democrats invited to attend, 726-2607, carteretdemocrats.org. 11 Carteret County Republican Party, 2nd Tue., 7pm, District Court, Beaufort, all Republicans welcome to attend, 2475660, carteretcountygop.org. 20 Carteret Newcomers Club, 3rd Thurs., 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.
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•AA: Saturdays at 8pm meets at town hall. •Art Club: Meets every Wed 1-3pm 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 6-9pm & Sat 11am-4pm ages 15 & up. •Open Indoor Volleyball: Wed 6-9pm & Thurs 6-9pm •Open-Play Indoor Soccer: Fri 6-7 ages 11 & up, 7-9 ages 12-16. •Kids’ Court Basketball: Sat 9-11am ages 16 & under. •Open-Play Basketball: Sat 11am-4pm. *Unless otherwise noted, all athletic events cost $2 for nonmembers. ►►►►AEROBICS◄◄◄◄ 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) • Wed 8am & Fri 5:30pm ZUMBA! Fees: Members $1/class, Nonmembers $5/class. NEW! Boot Camp! T, W, TH from 6:15-7:15am, $50 unlimited classes for members & $60 for nonmembers or $8 per class for members $10 per class for nonmembers. ♦♦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** Jan. 10-March 25, Mondays and Fridays, 1:00-2:30pm. Winter Tennis Clinics with Tony Pereira. $5 for Community Center members • $10 for nonmembers • Ages 14-Adult. No pre-registration required; drop-ins welcome. For more information, contact Laurie Morris at email@example.com. Jan. 14, Second Friday at 7pm. Friday Free Flick. 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. Jan. 15, 10am-1pm, Creative Memories Scrapbooking Workshop. Creative Memories Scrapbooking Workshop 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Jan. 31 – March 14, Mondays, 4-5pm (six-week session). Youth Tennis Clinics with Tony Pereira. $70 for the six-week session • Ages 7-13 * All levels * Registration limited to 6 students. For more information, contact Laurie Morris at email@example.com or 252-354-6350. February TBA, 10am–Noon. CPR for Adults, Children & Infants. American Heart Association CPR Certification provides training on how to correctly perform CPR on adults, children and infants. All students must pre-register. Certification class takes place at the EMS building, 7604 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle on TBA, beginning at 10am. Maximum class size is 9. A minimum of 6 students is required. Certification class fee is $40. You must preregister and prepay for this class. Call Laura Lee Davis at 252.354.6350 or ldavis@ emeraldisle-nc.org to register.
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Winter at the Aquarium By Doug Thomas, Public Relations Assistant NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
Catch Fishing Fever GET INTO FISHING hook, line and sinker with the annual “Get Hooked” Fishing School at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. The aquarium’s popular one-day course on Saturday, March 12, is packed with presentations by experienced anglers on all aspects of the sport. Registration begins Monday, Jan. 3, and is $60 per person. The event includes participation in up to four sessions, a catered lunch, drawings for fishing gear and free giveaways. Agencies and businesses of interest to fishermen and boaters will be on hand also. “The fishing school is an opportunity to learn a lot in a single day,” said Aquarium Special Activities Coordinator Wayne Justice. “These instructors have a wealth of knowledge, and they are good teachers.” NC Aquarium Society members receive a 10 percent discount and all sessions are at the aquarium. The aquarium and Sea Striker sponsor the fishing school. Space is limited so sign up early!
Free Day with the Fishes The aquarium will waive usual admission fees for all visitors on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 17. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is one of two days reserved each year for the public to visit the aquariums without an admission charge. The aquarium is open as usual 9am-5pm.
Dive into Volunteer Work If you like to immerse yourself in volunteer work, check out the aquarium’s volunteer diver program. Certified SCUBA divers help aquarium staff divers with programs, maintenance and animal care. Applicants must be in good health, be 18 years of age or older and willing to make time and training commitments. Applications for the 2011 season are accepted until Jan. 31, and divers selected begin their duties in March. See the volunteer section of the website for more information and application forms.
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6-8, participants enjoy creative art projects, games, videos and live animals to introduce them to aquatic life. On the first Sunday in February, budding scientists join aquarium staff on a behind-the-scenes tour, help prepare animal meals and then participate in some daily care and maintenance tasks in the Aquarist Apprentice program. These three programs require pre-registration and fees – see the website for more details.
On the Wing Help provide habitat for the winged population. Choose to build a bluebird box, a barred owl box or a bat box in a family-friendly workshop on Saturday, Jan. 29. The aquarium provides pre-cut materials, instruction and guidance, plus information on the role these animals play in the ecosystem and why humans should help them out. Advance registration is required. The cost of materials is included in the fee. See the website or call for more information.
Winter Camps for Young Scientists Turn your child’s winter break into an unforgettable adventure with a day camp at the aquarium. The aquarium offers Coastal Explorers Jan. 17-19, for children in grades 4 and 5. The camp runs from 8:30am to 2:45pm. Campers meet members of the aquarium dive team, help aquarists with animal care and experience close encounters with baby sea turtles, alligators, snakes and other aquatic animals during exclusive behind-the-scenes action. Other hands-on activities include discovery labs and crafts. Outdoors, participants explore the surrounding maritime forest, marsh and Bogue Sound. Advance registration is required, and space is limited. The camp costs $100 per child; 10 percent discount for aquarium membership. The aquarium is open 9am-5pm daily. Admission is $8 for ages 13-61, $7 for ages 62 and over and $6 for ages 3-12. Children 2 and under and NC Aquarium Society members are admitted free. The aquarium is five miles west of Atlantic Beach at 1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512. Visit ncaquariums.com/ pine-knoll-shores or call 252-247-4003 for more information.
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P R O P E R T Y Watch
Mark and Jamie Finnicum to Bernie and Wanda Davis, .647 acres, $50,000.
Bogue Banks & area property transfers as recorded at the Carteret County Registrar of Deeds during November 2010.* Atlantic Beach Dora Faith Myers to Arthur Olsen, ½ undivided interest in 301 Henderson Blvd., #8, $15,000.
Condominiums, $395,000. Ricky and Kimberly Brown to Rodgeryn and Victor Flow, Jr., 105 Gallants Lane, $850,000.
Bradley Farms, Inc. to Cornerstone Investment Properties, LLC, 226 Mobile Drive, $60,000.
James A. MacDonald to Beaufort Square Shopping Center, LLC, 201 Campen Road, $2,744,000.
Glenn and Linda Kenan to Charles and Brenda Owens, 1400 Fort Macon Road, $270,000.
George Wise to Nelson and Robin Fish, 139 Bayview Blvd., $515,000. Paul and Pamela Hofer to Rebecca and Orris Sloan, III, 1105 W. Fort Macon Road, $715,000.
Beaufort Eva Lewis and Lillian Savage to Thomas Johnson, 508 Pine St., $21,000. Emily and James Graham to Wendell and Tasha Murrell, 106 Olivia Road, $85,000. Andrew and Karen Tomlinson to Daniel and Nicki Fisher, 541 Russell’s Creek Road, $100,000. Branch Banking & Trust Co. to Charles Burgess, Jr., 1210 Live Oak St., $154,000. I.J. Hunter Construction Co. to Joseph McKenzie, 301 Franklin St., $190,000. Guide Group, LLC to Robert and Virginia Cuthrell, North River Club, $248,000. Guide Group, LLC to Justin and Lisa Bourbeau, North River Club, $250,000. Donald Carter to 950 Capital Group, LLC, 901 Sensation Weigh, $350,000. Lisa and Charles Lewis, III to Linda Howard, Unit 512, Olde Towne Yacht Club
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Thomas Stokes, Jr., Lynda Savis, Kimberly Craig and Thomas Stokes, III to Walker and Margaret Stone, 10555 Wyndtree Drive, $1,000,000.
Morehead City B&B Ventures of Morehead City, Inc. to William and Carolyn Brown, 125 Horton Drive, $30,000. Raymond Alan Shelor to Ellen M. Franklin, 600 35th St., $88,500.
James and Alice Harris to Troy and Ann Bortner, 103 Conch Court, $106,000.
Richard and Sharon See to BMIL Technologies, LLC, 5031 Mattie St., $94,000.
Chad MacAvery, Marie Padavano and James and Kristi Farrington to John and Raisa Philips, 139 Tifton Circle, $112,500.
Tom Gallager to Michael Chadwick Jr. and Maggie LeMay, 200 Thompson Field Circle, $169,000.
Jill Goldman to Edwin and Hazel Stetter, 303 Barbour Road #83, $121,000.
McNeill and Associates Rentals, Inc. to Henry and Anita Best, 601 Pelletier Loop Road #M-75, $125,000.
Mark and Kimberly Suber to Ashley Gainey, 2401 Emeline Place, $154,000.
George and Sandra Kluttz, John and Nancy Rinehard and Shannon and Elissandra Rinehart to George Kluttz, Jr., Lot, $60,000.
Sherry Dupree, William Dupree and Aimee Dupree to Perry and Karen Owens, 2202 North Road, $155,000.
Katherine Kirk to George Best, Jr., 527 Oak Hammock Drive, $145,000.
Kim and Brian LeClair to Emily Sinning and Jacob Sewell, 604 Barn Court, $165,000.
Todd and Brittney Smrdel to Megan and Richard Freeman, Jr., 990 Harkers Island Road, $250,000.
Wesley and Darley Collins to Frank and Frances Gainey, 1401 Oglesby Road, $260,000.
Richard Felver and Martin Keogh to Neal and Patricia DeRosia, 350 Star Hill Drive, $190,000. Heron Homes, LLC to Bryan and Rebecca Cooper, 330 Bahia Lane, $245,000.
Emerald Isle Villas at Magens Bay III to Blue Crystal Investments, Unit B-1, Villas at Magens Bay III, $130,000.
Barbour’s Landing, LLC to Redus NC Coastal, LLC, 1200 Island Road, $6,029,000.
Lester and Nancy Fuller to Hal and Carolyn Keith, 111 Myrtle Drive, $240,000.
Robert and Roselle Bosley to Kevin Hoerburger, 7409 Coral Court, $290,000. Michael and Sharon Hauser to Donna and Robert Ross, Jr., 2517 Ocean Drive #A2, $335,000. Martha and Victor Cresenzo, Jr. to Malcolm and Elizabeth Woodard, Lot U-A2, Ocean Reef Condominiums, $365,000. James Campbell to Scott and Rachelle Jacocks, 401 Landing Drive, $406,000.
Temporary Employee Services, Inc. to Peter Moffett, 1505 Salter Path Road, $225,000. Indian Beach Acquisition, LLC to Robert and Sandra Shackleford, Unit K-1, The Grand Villas at the Preserve, $555,000.
Christopher and Arleen Sabiston to Nell and Donald Thompson, 509 Arendell St., $300,000. James and Sadie Canady to Richard and Katina Rappaport, 1103 Woods Court, $337,000. Brenda and Donald Mattox, Eddie and Lisa Philips, Lynn Cheadle, Jack and Kaylee Philips, Freddy Philips and Fredrick and Brenda Philips to Marvin and Glenda Miller, 311 Arendell St., $375,000.
William and Pamela Jervey to Casey and Page Aman, 113 Sea Isle Drive, $800,000.
Asa and Ruby Danielson to Charles and Anna Segrave and Robert and Susan Ratchford, 112 Riverside Ave., $500,000.
Scott Cline to Samuel and Jennifer Bradstreet, 114 Glenn Abby Drive, $503,000.
Lester and Janet Murphy and James and Gladys Lewis to Mark Finnicum, 139 Gillikin Drive, $50,000.
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P R O P E R T Y Watch (cont. from page 38)
Granola, LLC to Centa-M, LLC, 4725 Country Club Road, $505,000.
Joseph and Betty Lou Howard to Rodney and Charlotte Howard, 361 E. Chatham St., $232,000.
American Homesmith, LLC to Ashley and Brian Leeper, Jr., 215 Stella Bridgeway Drive, $193,000.
Marvin and Glenda Miller to Jill and Herbert Nelson, Jr., 131 Spooner St., $900,000.
McNeill and Associates, Inc. to David and Melissa Glenn, 212 Morada Bay, $241,000.
American Homesmith, LLC to Jacob and Shannon Vitak, 213 Stella Bridgeway Drive, $200,000.
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Kathleen and Harold Lindstrom and Christine and Harold Miller to Gail and Joseph Mauro, III, 109 Sandpiper Road, $13,000.
John and Carol Hackenberg and Nathan and Jill Range to James and Read and Pauline Hahn, 111 Juniper Drive, $262,000.
James and Esther Homer to Julie Marion, 100 Deepwater Road and additional parcel, $249,000.
Branch Banking & Trust to Kathleen and Shawn Woodson, 736 Cannonsgate Drive, $50,000.
Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas to Edward and Fayrene Adams, 315 Salter Path Road, $360,500.
Spacey Projects Too, LLC to All Saints Anglican Church, 296 McCabe Road, $68,000. L. Clinton Byrd, Jr. to First Troy, LLC, Lot 229, Cannonsgate, $75,000. Michael and Carol Toppe to Stephen and Morgan Bowling, 1606 New Bern St., $125,000.
Allison and Thomas Forrester, Jr. to Fiddlers Walk Holdings, LLC, 566 Coral Drive, $425,000.
Stella Charlotte and John Morris, Jr. to Lloyd Byrd, 758 Wetherington Landing Road, $20,000.
Constance Carluccio to Joseph and Betty Howard, 307 Sweetwater Cove, $155,000.
~Emerald Tidings~ (cont. from page 27) Head and the third targeted for Carolina Beach. Town officials recently visited the Jennetteâ€™s Aquarium Pier in Nags Head, which is pictured below. The new facility, funded by the state, is expected to open to the public in May 2011. Upon completion, full efforts will be devoted to arranging state financing for the construction of the Aquarium Pier at Emerald Isle. Although the current state budget crisis will delay the start of construction for an indefinite period, this project remains a top priority for the town and the NC Aquariums, and we will be working hard to realize this dream in the future. The design of the Aquarium Pier at Emerald Isle should be complete in spring 2011, and a public informational meeting will be scheduled at that time. Additionally, the state is in the final stages of acquiring additional land for the project adjacent to FlipFlops Mini-Mart. The NC Aquariums and town are also seeking grant funding for planned soundside improvements in this area, and hope to construct these improvements in the next year. 40
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P&G Construction Co., Inc. to Lee and Melissa Jones, 103 Marsh Island Drive, $265,000.
CORRECTION from December 2010 edition: Beaufort: Paul and Patricia Nunn to Robert and Lynne Walker, 100 Olde Towne Yacht Club Drive, #214, $212,500.
Swansboro TMB Investments, LLC to Rita and James Craigo, Jr., 408 Five Aprils Drive, $47,000. McNeill and Associates Rentals, Inc. to William White, IV, 601 Pelletier Loop Road #A-2, $121,000. Marsh Harbour Partners, Inc. to Stone Bay Partners, LLC, 102, 110 & 119 Little Bay Drive, $150,000. Virginia and Charles Cross, Jr. to Kevin Parrick, 305 Gambrel Way, $255,000.
* Publisherâ€™s Note: This data is provided as public information available to all county residents. Island Review accepts no liability for errors or omissions and has endeavored to be as accurate as possible. Price given indicates the number of tax stamps purchased at deed filing (representing $2 for $1000 of sales price, in $500 increments) and as such, may not exactly reflect the true purchase price.
Mayor Schools Ascends to Leadership Position with NC League of Municipalities Mayor Schools was recently elected 2nd vice president of the NC League of Municipalities (NCLM), a nonpartisan association that advocates for cities and towns at both the State and Federal levels, and also provides direct services to NC cities and towns. Mayor Schools has previously served as a member of the NCLM Board of Directors representing cities and towns in the central coastal region, and hopes to eventually serve as president of this organization. We are proud of Mayor Schools and look forward to his leadership for this important organization!
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AT L A N T I C B E A C H
T O W N Meeting Town Receives Favorable Audit GREG ADAMS OF the accounting firm Thompson, Price, Scott, Adams & Co, PA prepared the 2010 annual audit, which covers the fiscal year 2009-10. Highlights of the audit showed the general fund had revenues of $5,677,540; expenditures of $5,432,739, with a net increase of $244,801. The fund balance (extra “rainy day” money above and beyond expenses) at the beginning of the fiscal year was $5,230,653; $5,475,454 at the end of the year, leaving an undesignated portion of the fund balance of $4,756,227 (approximately 81.85 percent out of 87.55 percent), considerably higher than the minimum undesignated fund balance as recommended by the local government commission (8 percent of expenditures), or $434,619. This amount is available for spending at the government’s discretion (unreserved fund balance) in the general fund. Town assets exceeded liabilities at the close of the fiscal year by $13,700,657 (net assets). The government’s total net assets increased by $297,342 primarily due to an increase in the governmental activities (i.e., water and utilities) net assets. As of the close of the current fiscal year, the town’s governmental funds reported combined ending fund balances of $5,811,011. In the Public Utilities Fund, revenues and transfers in contributed capital (grants) was $1,251,868 against expenses and transfers out of $1,244,236, leaving a net increase of $7,632. Town Manager David Walker reported to council that Atlantic Beach had received “one of the best audit reports” it had in years. He noted that the town had the largest fund balance in its history, which was not just due to the sale of real estate. Walker felt the credit should be given to the finance staff under Sabrina Simpson, as well as to the heads of departments who follow procedures, guidelines and internal controls for finances and investments. The town also had the highest tax collection rate in about 20 years – a factor that was good from a fiscal standpoint as well.
New Town Facilities “Yes, we need a new town hall, and yes, this is a good time to do it.” With these words, Mayor Trace Cooper outlined the reasons for needing a new town facility, including fire, police, and inspections departments, and proposed two site options as part of a preliminary planning stage. He pointed out the irony of having an inspections department that was not up to code and a fire house that had not only caught fire, but would fail state codes. Cooper said, “This is not a situation where anyone is trying to build a monument, or staff wants palatial quarters. The problems we are having are serious ones that include public health and safety.” Those issues involve inadequate and substandard wiring in town hall, leaky windows, and mold. “If the neighborhood floods, so does town hall,” he said. One small holding cell and limited space in the police department also poses safety issues to the public as well as town staff. “With cash on hand, historically lower interest rates and Atlantic Beach’s solid financial condition,” Cooper said, “the board feels this would be a good time to pursue such a project.”
Site Options Lee Dickson of Coastal Architecture reviewed design concepts and site options for new facilities and their approximate costs. To keep the same location, $30,000 would go into demolition and about $3.5 million for new construction. Also explored was the Cypress Hill location of the old Food Lion, which would use the existing building adding a possible 3rd story shell for future expansion (approximately $3.5 million), or to renovate that building and add a community center ($5.1 million). During public comment, which included the reading of citizens’ letters, a majority felt that the town’s facilities should remain at their current location, making it the center of Atlantic Beach and its business community. Fears about the economy also fueled the concerns of some who felt that new construction was not wise at this time. Mayor Cooper responded, “We have been watching our budget and saving money 42
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over the last three years. Spending money now may be a way of saving money long term.” Council took no action, but voiced their appreciation for the input they received from the community.
Stormwater Management Conditions Council invited Dan Dawson, T. Carter Hubard and Tom Murray of the engineering firm, W. K. Dickson, to offer stormwater solutions for Bogue Boulevard in the vicinity of South Durham Avenue, an area which consistently floods during storms. Murray explained that the flooding continues flowing to densely developed, highly impervious residential areas and soils with very low infiltration rates, resulting in the runoff overwhelming the drainage system. Dawson noted that groundwater levels also change with the tides in Bogue Sound, leaving pipes completely submerged during high tide. Murray recommended that a system of roadside grass swales, pipe improvements and new stormwater pumps be installed with a percolation area between the dunes. He suggested oversized stormwater pipes north of Fort Macon for storage and reestablishing the outfall pipe from 8 to 18 inches.
Water System Assessment T. Carter Hubard gave a presentation on the age and condition of the components of the town’s wells, pumps and distribution system identifying water demand peak periods – mostly during summer holiday weekends – and identified areas that need looking into as well as replacement. He noted meter inaccuracies, and reported on the state of a system that was mostly constructed during the 1970s and 80s. Along with pumps in need of repair and precast concrete structures that have mineral deposits on their sides, he observed that some of the concrete may be deteriorating and suggested a system replacement program. Public Services Director Marc Schulze stated, “The bottom line is we have a 30year old system which has reached an age where we have to start looking at some replacement programs.” Reported by Denise Brady
AT L A N T I C B E A C H
M AY O R ’ S Notes The Business of Government I RECENTLY WROTE about some large, but much needed, capital projects that we Mayor Trace Cooper have begun planning in Atlantic Beach. In discussing these projects with our citizens I heard some concern that we should postpone our planning because of a feeling that there is currently too much government spending. When these concerns are expressed to me, I explain that we run our government in Atlantic Beach in a much different way than they do in Washington, DC. I understand and share the frustration that many have with the federal government, but it is important to recognize the differences between what happens on Capitol Hill and what happens on Main Street (or, in our case, Fort Macon Road). I took office a few years ago with little experience in politics and government. I had experience in business. And, as a result of that, I harbored plenty of skepticism about how governments run their “companies.” I soon learned that I had been projecting my distaste for the partisan shenanigans and wasteful operations that go on at the federal level onto our local governments. This was an unfair comparison. Local government, at least in our area, works well. I cannot comment on local governments globally, but from what I have seen first hand in Atlantic Beach and in our neighboring towns as well as at the county level – we are in good hands. The issue of spending is an excellent way to illustrate how our local governments are doing a much better job of taking care of our tax dollars than the feds. The current economic and construction downturn has resulted in historically low interest rates and construction costs. Smart and financially stable businesses have seen this silver lining and taken advantage of it to expand or retool at a greatly reduced cost. The same is true of our local governments. Morehead City and Emerald Isle, to name just two, have both undertaken large capital projects during this downturn. As a result, they have updated important infrastructure needs and provided new facilities that will serve their citizens for decades to come. Due to lower construction and finance costs, they have done this in a way that will give their citizens more bang for their taxpayer bucks for years to come. These types of projects look like even better financial decisions when one factors in the grant funding that we and our neighbors have been fortunate to secure. I realize that grants are not “pennies from heaven.” They are often the result of the very federal spending that I criticized above. But, once a grant source has been funded, and if Atlantic Beach has a true need that can be helped by such a grant, we are going to go after that money as hard as we can. It would be a disservice to our citizens for us to turn down funding in protest of federal spending just to see your federal tax dollars spent elsewhere. As we plan for projects in Atlantic Beach we keep a constant eye on the bottom line. Over the past three years we have lowered taxes and cut spending while maintaining services and continuing to build our cash reserves. Like the smart and financially stable businesses mentioned above, we plan to leverage this financial strength with lower costs, and significant grant opportunities, to undertake projects that are needed in Atlantic Beach. By doing so now, we are making very sound business decisions that will result in a better return on our taxpayers’ investments in Atlantic Beach. If my writing includes more business terms than political terms, it is because I believe government should be run like a business. In the business of government, the citizens and taxpayers are both the customers and the owners of the business. It is our job to provide excellent service and take good care of your money. Thanks to the excellent staff and town council in Atlantic Beach, I believe our business is running well.
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PINE KNOLL SHORES
T O W N Meeting Should We Pay or Should We Go? TO CHARGE OR not to charge, that was the question Dec. 14, at the regular meeting of the Pine Knoll Shores Board of Commissioners. At the November meeting, a representative from Lanier Parking Solutions, an Atlanta, Ga. paid parking company, gave a presentation on new high-tech parking systems it will be installing in Atlantic Beach and Beaufort for the next summer season. The company contacted other townships in the area before initializing its installation process. Town Manager Brian Kramer took the month to crunch numbers and evaluate the feasibility of charging for parking. He noted that if the town opted to assign 180 parking spots as paid, at $1.25 an hour, the town would stand to lose about $10,000 a year after paying for Lanier’s services. Kramer noted that the more spots the town assigns as paid parking, the more it will be required to pay for management costs. Lanier hopes to set up one office locally and have all participating towns share the cost of operation based on the number of paid parking slots each town has. Kramer noted that if the same number of parking slots were maintained by the use of a sign with a phone number parkers could call and pay with a credit card, or if human attendants were on site for the weekends only, the town would see about $600 a week in revenue. Mayor Ken Jones thought it premature to evaluate how the parking would be managed, but rather turned the discussion to whether or not Pine Knoll Shores wants to have paid parking at all. Specifically, the town is looking at the Memorial Park and Iron Steamer beach access sites as potential paid lots. “If you want to have paid parking there has to be a reason to do it – to make money,” said Commissioner Larry Corsello. “And with Lanier, it looks like a loser for the town no matter how you look at it.” John Halada was not only in agreement, but he questioned the need for paid parking at all. “I see no positives and a whole lot of negatives – it seems burdensome for the town and burdensome for the residents,” he said, adding that residents paid for the parking lot and now they’re being asked to pay to park in them. Jones, however, said he was not looking at the issue as a money maker for the town, but rather a control issue. “If there are no controls here and there are controls in Atlantic Beach, this is where they’re going to come.” Most of the board agreed that having part time employees under an umbrella was not necessarily the route they would like to take. They did agree, however, that if parking was to be paid at certain sites, it should only be on the weekends and during select weekdays, ending at about 3 or 4 each afternoon. 44
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“At this point I just don’t think we know enough about it,” said Corsello. “We don’t know what will happen when the other towns turn to paid parking.” Instead of taking action, the board opted to have Kramer draw up a contingency plan that could be put in place if over-parking becomes a concern during the 2011 season. Commissioner Bob Danehy made a motion to have a draft plan in front of the board by March, with a second from Commissioner Larry Kacmarcik.
Parks and Recreation Dept. is Official The wording had been tweaked and board members unanimously voted to accept the ordinance making the Parks and Recreation Committee (PARC) an advisory committee for the town. The committee will consult with the town manager and board of commissioners in organizing and planning recreation activities throughout the year. In addition, PARC was expanded from seven members to 10, with the addition of Martha Edwards, Bill Keefe and Tina Keefe.
Support Country Club, Parks & Rec Mayor Jones announced $25 park cards would be available for purchase at town hall. The cards provide residents with discounts at the Country Club of the Crystal Coast as well as several restaurants in the area. Jones reminded the board that the country club had come to the town in the fall because it was having financial difficulty. Since that time, he said he has been looking at ideas to help support the club, although he wasn’t interested in the town taking an equity stake in the site. “This is a great way for us to work with private enterprise in order for them to be successful,” he said. The funds raised will go into a parks and recreation fund, which will help pay for summer concerts and other events.
FEMA Reimbursement Pine Knoll Shores received an $11,000 check from FEMA in December, which completely reimburses the town for clean up efforts post Hurricane Earl. Kramer thanked Public Safety Dept. Chief Bill Mathias, noting that he has become “an expert” on working with FEMA. By Amanda Dagnino, Island Review Staff
PINE KNOLL SHORES
C L U B News Women’s Club Reviews Aquarium Opportunities PRESIDENT BARBARA BAGBY welcomed 44 members to the Pine Knoll Shores Women’s Club meeting held Nov. 19 at town hall. Labeling his facility “our jewel in PKS,” Vice President Bonnie Ferneau introduced Allen Monroe, director of our aquarium, to the club. Allen noted the aquarium began in 1976 for scientific research and since then it has developed into a full public facility that is continually updating its programs. The present Rocky River Exhibit will be redone this winter to add amphibians to the fish population. New tanks are being installed in the walls to provide a visitor emersion experience. Another project will bring fish habitats to the visitor with electronic interactive technology. One will be able to experience virtual reality with fish that will react as visitors make waves. Another project, sea turtle nesting, is important work for aquarium staff. Allen described a special project in which a rare white turtle is receiving special care due to health problems. Nimbus which means ‘”shining cloud” can be found in the Hatchling Odyssey Exhibit. Other exhibits discussed were the seahorses which have difficulty surviving at birth due to weakness and poaching for souvenirs. At the “Winging It” bird show, visitors can get up close and personal with the winged creatures that have a function in this marine environment. Transportation of marine animals involves detailed methods for safe movement in their water tank habitat. The planned Emerald Isle Ocean Pier with sturdy concrete pilings will allow visitors to walk 1,000 feet over the ocean to fish, to participate in educational activities in the Pier House Classroom and to enjoy the ocean atmosphere. Allen invited all to visit the aquarium and even become a volunteer. He learned that most in attendance were aquarium members, some were volunteers and all had been to visit at least once. Dot Miller reported that the Beach Book Club will be reviewing The Last Lecture at the home of Pauly Brown and Between the Bookends will meet for a salad lunch at Helen Anderson’s home. Supper Club will be Jan. 16 (contact Pat Ruggiero or Edy Rene Magel) and Cook’s Night Out will be at Rucker John’s in Emerald Isle on Jan. 28 (contact Bobbie Hill). Gail Halada presented scholarship raffle items donated by Pat Weston of Friendly Caregivers (a fleece blanket and pillow) and Ilene Karlson (Swedish glass dish, tea towel and butter spreaders in a Christmas box). Rae Jones presented this month’s famous woman – Annie Oakley. Born in 1860 on the Ohio frontier to Quaker parents, she began shooting game at age 9 to help support her widowed mother and siblings. As a young lady, she won a shooting contest against her future husband, Frank E. Butler, an accomplished marksman. In 1885 they joined Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, run by the legendary frontiersman and showman Buffalo Bill Cody. For 17 years Annie Oakley was the Wild West Show’s star attraction with her marvelous shooting feats – she even set records after a serious spinal injury. In her life, Annie overcame poverty, mistreatment and physical injury with her determination and strength of character. She also played a role in breaking barriers for women with her talent
Aquarium Director Allen Monroe shows his turtle gift to members after speaking to the Pine Knoll Shores Women’s Club about the NC Aquarium’s opportunities.
and accomplishments in her sport. Annie died in 1926 at the age of 66. The next board meeting is 9:30am on Jan. 21 at town hall. The regular meeting is Jan. 28 (9:30am social and 10am meeting) at town hall featuring Carolyn Dunn, speaking on the topic “Eat Smart, Move More.” All women living in Pine Knoll Shores are welcome to join the club and attend meetings and activities. Members would gladly accompany anyone interested in attending a meeting.
Gardening Through the Holidays Following the board meeting on Dec. 1, some of the Garden Club members decorated the Christmas tree in the lobby at town hall as well as the two entry doors. The hostesses for the December meeting and holiday brunch conducted a planning session prior to the board meeting. Other Garden Club members were in the bay dispensing Christmas wreaths that were ordered in October. Large red bows were available for sale. During the month of December, Garden Club members will be picking up trash in designated areas in town and will also be doing garden maintenance at the areas in town tended by the Garden Club. The January meeting on the 12th will feature Peter Hargett of Crystal Coast Landscapes in Morehead City. He will discuss various landscaping topics and tips for design and lighting. Residents and visitors are always welcome to join the Garden Club members at town hall for a social at 9:30am and then the meeting and program at 10. A special note to the men: come ask your landscaping questions.
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M AY O R ’ S Notes Happy New Year! As I write this, and look back at the year 2010, I am reflecting on what I talked about accomplishing in the past year and what we as your board of commissioners were able to do. We met at the Country Club of the Crystal Coast (CCCC) in February to put together the first vision and mission statements for the town. We passed a balanced budget in May for the fiscal 2009/2010 year. We also got well underway with what I have Mayor Ken Jones called the “PKS Beach Plan.” We voted to participate in asking the Coastal Resource Commission (CRC) for an exemption to the static line – a setback issue that could impact property owners’ rights and property values in the town – and were approved. We also voted to take part in the initial Interlocal Agreement (ILA) and work toward a Master Beach Nourishment Plan. We passed an amendment to the town ordinance to protect trees on private property. A huge accomplishment was the beach access obligation to the US Army Corp of Engineers. From the social and event side of the house, we rededicated the Veteran’s Monument in Veteran’s Park in memory of the town’s Korean War Veterans. The 3rd annual Kayak for the Warriors raised a record $30,000 for “Hope for the Warriors” and held the
first bike race. There were two concerts in the park and the first birdhouse contest by the Garden Club. Just recently we had a very successful Christmas parade and flotilla … and I’m just hitting a few of the highlights of 2010! It goes without saying, in my book, our main financial objective in the year ahead is to again pass a balanced budget without a tax increase. We hope to continue with the four phases of the beach plan and protect our beaches, our properties and your tax dollars. We will continue to study our drainage and flooding problems and I hope to put a plan in place to alleviate that issue over time. We should accomplish part of our pedestrian plan by installing some sidewalks and all of our proposed crosswalks. Some things we’ll also be considering include a dog park and a use plan for town property. As I promised a year ago, we will work with the CCCC to help town citizens make use of that facility without the town taking an equity stake in a private enterprise. Through the Parks and Recreation Committee (PARC) we will introduce a Pine Knoll Shores Recreation Pass card that will sell for $25 and allow holders to get discounts for activities and services from the CCCC and other local businesses without spending any taxpayer money. This will also help fund activities in town without, again, obligating the taxpayer Your commissioners and I always look forward to your thoughts and suggestions – that’s our job. I wish you luck in accomplishing your goals and resolutions and I will certainly give you my best in accomplishing the goals, vision and mission statements of our town. Happy New Year!
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During the spring and summer, most of us spend a lot of time outdoors on the beach or participating in a variety of outdoor activities. So the winter months are a perfect time to visit our “inside” attractions. Grab a latté at a local coffee shop, then head out to explore the new educational center at Fort Macon or drive Down East to see the ever-changing exhibits at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum. Did you know that The History Place in downtown Morehead City has one of the largest genealogical libraries in the country? You can trace your family history – you never know what you’ll find! These are just a few of the gems in Carteret County that are waiting for you to visit. Start the New Year off with a splash by taking part in the Penguin Plunge at 1pm at the Atlantic Beach Circle. Last year over 197 people took a dip in the ocean on New Year’s Day, raising over $2,144 for local charities. Prior to the Penguin Plunge at noon is the New Year’s Day Kite Fly, also taking place at the Circle. Come fly a kite or just watch the color light up the sky. For information on these and all upcoming events, visit crystalcoastnc.org. Happy New Year from the Crystal Coast Tourism Authority! Elizabeth Barrow, Director of Local PR/Communications, Crystal Coast Tourism Authority
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2010 Hurricane Season - Revisited NOV. 30 SIGNIFIED THE last day of the 2010 hurricane season, which officially began on June 1. Most of the headlines summarizing the season were marvelously consistent and read to the tune of; “Southeastern NC Escapes Very Active Hurricane Season” (Wilmington Star), or “Extremely Active Atlantic Hurricane Season was a ‘Gentle Giant’ for US” (NOAA), or my personal favorite, “Storms were numerous, but US had ‘hurricane repellent,’ expert says.” (National Geographic). Actually, these snap-shot headlines appropriately summarize the 2010 hurricane season – 2010 had the third-highest number of cyclones (19) ever recorded for a season. 2010 also tied the years of 1995 and 1887, and only 2005 (28 named cyclones) and 1933 (21 named cyclones) were busier than 2010. However despite the high number of cyclones, only one weak tropical storm made a direct landfall on US soil (tropical storm Bonnie in South Florida at 40 mph). That’s it. So let’s scratch beneath the surface and find out why. But first and foremost we need to be operating under the fundamental premise that the Atlantic Ocean basin continues to be in the middle of a heightened trend of tropical cyclone activity compliments of cyclical ocean-atmosphere interactions coupled with possible impacts from warming climate and seas (there’s still some debate on this). The overall trend of increased cyclone activity this year has been mostly attributed to two factors; (1) record sea surface temperatures in the equatorial Atlantic, and (2) La Niña conditions that began to develop in June of 2010, which provides a favorable atmospheric environment for cyclone development and sustainability. Hence, there was plenty of “fuel” (warm water) to generate cyclones, and very little in the atmosphere to inhibit subsequent development. Quickly, El Niño Southern Oscillation, or “ENSO” occurs in the Pacific Ocean basin – ENSO “warm phase” or El Niño occurs once every 2 to 7 years and generally produces atmospheric conditions (dry air and wind shear) that tend to suppress the formation of tropical cyclones in the Atlantic. The term El Niño means Little Boy or Christ Child, which was coined by South American fishermen noting the appearance of unusually warm water in the Pacific Ocean occurring near Christmas. As you may have guessed by now, “La Niña” (the girl child) is the “cold phase” of ENSO and as mentioned above, tends to
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produce atmospheric conditions more conducive for tropical cyclone development. Technically speaking we are currently experiencing La Niña conditions that are forecasted to peak during the winter of 2010-11, and gradually diminish in the spring and summer of 2011. If this prediction holds true, then enough time will have elapsed for this to become a full-fledged La Niña episode.
Hurricane Vocabulary There are plenty of terms associated with the hurricane season, which are frequently mentioned in this summary as well – cyclones, tropical storms, hurricanes, and more; and therefore it’s worth our effort to introduce some basic hurricane terminology below. Tropical cyclone – warm-core, atmospheric closed circulation rotating counter-clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere (that’s us) and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. Tropical storm – a tropical cyclone with a maximum sustained surface wind speed ranging from 39mph to 73mph using the US 1-minute average. Hurricane – a tropical cyclone with a maximum sustained surface wind speed reaching 74mph or more. Saffir Simpson Scale – a scale including a 1 to 5 rating based upon wind speeds, again utilizing the US 1-minute average. A category 1 hurricane has winds ranging from 74 to 95mph, category 2 ranges from 96 to 100mph, category 3 ranges from 111 to 130mph, category 4 ranges from 131 to 155mph, and a category 5 hurricane has sustained winds exceeding 155mph.
2010 Season Recap Hurricane forecasters had an accurate year in 2010. How can we objectively make this assessment? If you’re a frequent reader of the Island Review, then you will already know my personal preference is to review the predictions generated by groups that make not just their prediction public, but verify their prediction skill in the public arena as well. This really leaves us with; (1) The Tropical Meteorology Project at Colorado State University, (2) The University College London, U.K. for Tropical Storm Risk, and (3) Our federal voice for climatology/ meteorology matters, the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). We then take these groups’ last prediction just before or near the start of hurricane season on June 1 and compare the predictions to the actual results at the end of the season (Nov. 30). As the accompanying prediction summary chart indicates (Table 1), the average prediction included 18 total cyclones (the actual was 19), 10 of which were predicted to generate into hurricanes (the actual was 12), with five of these becoming major hurricanes (the actual was five – right on the money). This means eight tropical storms were predicted and the actual number was very close – 7.
Table 1 - Summary comparing publicly available pre-season predictions for the 2010 Hurricane Season with actual results and average activity. As can be quickly gleaned from this prediction chart, all the key elements for the 2010 hurricane season were significantly higher than the 1950-2000 average. However, one term we haven’t discussed that appears on the prediction chart is the Accumulated Cyclone Energy Index (ACE Index), which is simply a measurement taking a storm’s wind speed strength for each 6-hour period of its existence into account. The larger the ACE Index value, the more active the season. This is actually one of the more revealing parameters in my humble opinion (and others) and likely serves as a better barometer of whether or not a hurricane season is truly “active” or not. This past decade has some great examples to support this assertion. (cont. on page 53)
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Celebrating Pete Allen FRIENDS, ASSOCIATES AND colleagues gathered at Emerald Isle’s community center where Mayor Art Schools hosted an evening to celebrate the life of a man who for 30 years had served as well as loved the people of the Crystal Coast. The feeling was mutual for everyone who had the pleasure of meeting and knowing him. And, it was a perfect day to have a party … Nov. 19 being Allen’s birthday. If there was one thing that bound everything that “Mr. Pete” did, it was having a good time. Remembering His Life That night, folks got together to talk about their good friend and share fond memories. Those who spoke included Sen. Jean Preston, Rep. Pat McElraft, his lifelong childhood friends from Louisburg and neighbors from Emerald Isle. Staff and council members from Atlantic Beach came as well. Mayor Trace Cooper recalled that Allen proved exactly what their town needed – a “people person.” During a crucial time in its history, the town found itself with a new mayor, a new council and no town manager. Cooper explained that with the exception of Harry Archer who had served before, “no one knew what they were doing.” They needed someone who was compassionate and had a soft, steady hand to establish a more civil tone of government, while helping to restore citizens’ pride in their town. With a little coercion from Archer, Allen returned as interim manager to help smooth things over. And, much to their delight, Allen, having received a clean bill of health from his doctors, let Council know that he would stay on, if they wanted him. The news ended a two-month search for a new manager in the matter of 30 seconds. Cooper said, “We voted quickly and unanimously … before he’d change his mind.” He added that anyone can “look at the town now and be happy with the direction we’re heading in. The person who gets most of the credit for that is Pete Allen. For the staff and the board, it’s certainly a wonderful thing when someone you work with becomes more a friend than a colleague. We certainly had that with Pete.”
Beach Music From going fishing and flying his plane, to restoring a classic car, Allen actively enjoyed doing things. His approach to situations, whether they were hurricanes, angry college deans, or clogged stormwater pipes was handled with a calm assuredness and a “can-do” attitude. But mostly, Pete Allen loved “Beach Music” and doing the Carolina Shag. Atlantic Beach Council Member Vada Palma said that Pete “could really cut a rug” and his greatest joy was his induction into the Atlantic Beach Shag Club “Hall of Fame.” To everyone’s delight, 11 couples
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performed to a medley of Allen’s favorite tunes and showed just how much fun shagging can be. Allen grew up in the “small Southern” town of Louisburg, graduated from the University of Miami in Florida (in spite of parading the confederate flag to the strains of “Dixie” at a Florida Gator’s game) and served in the United States Army. He settled in Emerald Isle in 1980 and served in numerous government and administrative positions throughout his life, including mayor, town manager, and commissioner of Emerald Isle. He served as Carteret County Commissioner from 2007 to 2009 and was the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. Pete Allen will be well missed, but not forgotten. By Denise Brady
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Tied for third-most most cyclones for a season at 19, and tied for second-most hurricanes for a season at 12. Igor had an ACE Index of 42 alone - highest since Ivan (2004). El Niño year - 15th lowest ACE Index since 1950, 12 cyclones (most were short-lived), 3 hurricanes.
Ik e and Gustav were two major hurricanes that impacted Tx. and La., Bertha was an extremely long-lived cyclone, and collectively accounted for 60% of the total ACE Index for 2008.
Five more tropical cyclones than average, but most were very short-lived or rather weak, with the exception of two category 5 hurricanes that impacted Central America (Dean and Felix ).
Ten cyclones total (lowest number since the 1997 season)
Highest ACE Index on record and included the most cyclones (28), hurricanes (15), and category 5 hurricanes (4) in a single season, and the most intense hurricane on record (Wilma ).
4th highest ACE Index value on record, hurricane Ivan alone had an ACE Index of 70, 2004 had six major hurricanes. Hurricane Isabel will long be remembered in Carteret County for Down East flooding, and for the island breach near Hatteras Village in Dare County. Isabel's ACE Index alone was 63, one of the highest recorded for an individual cyclone.
Table 2 – ACE Index summary chart (2003 – 2010). The ACE Index for 2010 was 163, the 12th highest on record since 1950. Hurricane Igor that recurved into the Atlantic and impacted Bermuda had an individual ACE Index of 42 compliments of its long duration and intensity. This was the highest value for an individual cyclone since Ivan (2004). Also, the 12 hurricanes that formed in 2010 tied 1969 for second place for the most hurricanes in a season. And finally, the five major hurricanes that formed in 2010 places this year in a tie for ninth place in this category.
But It Only Takes One Considering the very high ACE Index value, the total number of cyclones, total number of hurricanes, and other climatological parameters for 2010, the hurricane season was surprisingly a “yawner” for the US as a whole and coastal North Carolina in particular. As mentioned earlier, only a very weak tropical storm Bonnie struck the US, and the nearest hurricane strike was from Earl that slid ~120 miles east/slightly southeast of our own Beaufort Inlet as a category 2 hurricane on September 2 (see Figure 1), just after becoming the third strongest Atlantic hurricane on record so far north in US coastal waters (Category 4, 140 mph near the latitude of the Georgia coast).
Figure 1 – Graphic prepared by NOAA depicting all cyclone positions (tracks) and intensities reported for the 2010 hurricane season. This highlights the sometimes ironic nature of climatology – the 1992 hurricane season was a very quiet year (statistically-speaking) with only seven named cyclones, four of which were hurricanes, with one of those classified as major, and an ACE index value of 75. However that single major hurricane was Andrew, which struck Florida and was the costliest natural disaster in US history until Katrina in 2005. The take home and concluding message is that it really only takes one cyclone to make or break a season, and perception is everything – i.e., the Caribbean Islands may have a very damaging year while the US is unscathed. This is a good reminder as well to ensure we’re all prepared for each and every hurricane season – regardless if it is “active” or not. ISLAND REVIEW/January 2011
TURTLE TRACKS Emerald Isle Nesting Season Ends on High Note THE EMERALD ISLE Sea Turtle Protection Program’s 2010 activities began back on May 1 when the volunteers started walking the beaches in search of crawls left by large female sea turtles. Ultimately, this led to the discovery of 29 nests, the highest number in the past 15 years. The season finally ended six and one-half months later on Nov. 13 when volunteers excavated the 29th nest to search for viable eggs and any live turtles. This was a very special nest because it had been laid by a green turtle, an event not known to the Emerald Isle beaches for at least 25 years. Although green turtles are seen swimming in the offshore waters and are found as strandings every year, they very rarely nest in North Carolina. Of the 881 sea turtle nests reported along the North Carolina beaches in 2010, only 16 were laid by green turtles. Nest No. 29, laid Aug. 30, was moved three days later to protect it from the erosive storm waves generated by Hurricane Earl. The volunteers were anxious about the potential success of the nest because it was so late in the season. Typically, the eggs in such late nests do not develop into live hatchlings because the night temperatures slide into the 40’s, the sand temperatures are cold and the surf temperature drops into the 60’s. Volunteers faithfully watched over the nest and even built a special green house enclosure to try to warm the sand and
speed embryo development. Although the nest only yielded 25 live hatchlings out of the 159 eggs, the volunteers felt this nest had been a success. Because of the low surf Two green turtle hatchlings from Nest #29 temperatures, state sea turtle biologist Dr. Matthew Godfrey arranged for the hatchlings to be transported out to the warm waters of the Gulf Stream for release. The babies from this nest raised Emerald Isle’s total for the year to 1,940 hatchlings from an initial 3,040 eggs. This brought the overall success rate of 64 percent, a figure which compares very favorably with the 2009 season’s total of 1,300 hatchlings from 1,943 eggs. As the season draws to a close, the volunteers wish to thank the Emerald Isle Police who have been so helpful throughout the year. They also invite others to join the program and to participate in the 2011 season. Anyone interested should call Pam Minnick at 354-4288. Anyone finding any type of turtle on the Emerald Isle beach should call the Emerald Isle Police at 3542021. By the Craigs, Minnicks, Zuckers, and the Horners
Coastal Report The Common Buckeye By Sam Bland, NC Coastal Federation AUTUMN COOL FRONTS have erased the hazy, sticky humidity that clouds the air, leaving the sky as blue as the eye of a northern gannet. This nip in the air signals the common buckeye butterfly to begin its southern migration along the East Coast. These buckeyes are the latest broods of those that had migrated north for the summer. The dawn of chilly mornings reveals the silhouettes of butterflies basking on the trunk of a live oak tree, soaking in the warmth of the first rays of the sun. When this solar energy heats their body temperature to above 90 degrees, the cold-blooded buckeye begins to flutter about looking for
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energy-boosting nectar or the chance to impress a potential mate. The male buckeye will sit on a perch looking for females and will launch into a fast and erratic flight pattern to check out any flying insect that passes nearby. Named for its striking pattern of distinctive eyespots on the dorsal side of its wings, the buckeye is one of the most widespread butterflies in the United States. As it zeros in on a buckeye, a young hungry bird will likely be startled and distracted enough to abort an attack when confronted with large staring eyes. The buckeye also has different seasonal pigmentation patterns on the ventral side of its wings. In the summer, the color is a light yellow and in the fall a pink rose. These changes are important for camouflage cover and the retention of body heat. Also, in 2006, the US Postal Service chose the handsome buckeye to grace the 24-cent stamp. Sam Bland is the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s Jones Island Education Center manager. He joined the federation in 2009 after spending 30 years as a park ranger and park superintendent at the NC Division of Parks and Recreation. Most of that time was spent at Hammocks Beach State Park near Swansboro where Sam specialized in resource management and environmental education. To see more of Sam’s amazing natural photography, visit NCCF’s Facebook page or our website nccoast. org.
Waiting for the Shoe to Drop NEW YEAR’S EVE is a time of celebration all around the world. Of course, New York City drops its ball at the stroke of midnight and several North Carolina towns have their traditions, too. The most famous Tar Heel celebrations include Raleigh dropping an acorn and Charlotte lighting up a crown, however, lesser known traditions include a pickle drop in Mt. Olive, a possum drop in Brasstown and a Beach Ball in Carolina Beach. But why should everyone else have all the fun? That was the thought Ann Stewart of Loblolly Street in Emerald Isle had five years ago when her and several other friends turned a New Year’s Eve party into the inaugural Flip Flop Drop. “About five years ago we were having a New Year’s Eve party and I was thinking, Raleigh drops the acorn and you have the big drop in New York … if Emerald Isle had one what would we drop?” said Stewart. “And I came up with flip flops.” The flip flop used in the big drop measures more than 2 ½ feet, is covered in lights and drops from a pole about 12 feet tall. That’s a far cry from the original idea, which was thrown together at the
last minute with a few things Stewart had lying around the house. “The first one was just my regular flip flop,” laughed Stewart. “We dressed it up with sparklers, boas, feathers and hung it over the outside shower off a broomstick. Then we let it down with a piece of string.” Things progressed thanks to friends Sandra and Mike Flowe of Winston-Salem, who own a second home near Stewart’s residence on Loblolly Street and decided to bring the spectacle to another level during the third event. “We got a piece of peg board and we cut out the shape of a flip flop,” said Sandra. “It’s about 2.5 feet tall. We put little white lights in all those holes and ran tinsel. It sounds pretty tacky but it’s right cute. We run it up (the pole) and run the electricity up to it and hang it up there until it’s time to drop it.” Mike gets the honor of lowering the lighted flip flop, making sure to synchronize his wristwatch with the television for the big countdown. Each year the Flip Flop Drop draws around 20 people from the neighborhood for an intimate celebration filled with music, food, champagne and the occasional souvenir (Stewart made tiny wooden flip flops for guests attending the third annual event). “It’s usually the same group of people or friends of friends,” added Sandra. “It’s usually the regular old bunch. It’s not that big of a deal to us, we just get together and have a good time.” By Craig Ramey, Editor Island Review (Have a unique story idea or Bogue Banks tradition you would like to see in the Island Review? Submit photos and ideas to editor@ nccoast.com.)
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GardenScape Digging into Winter Gardening HERE WE ARE, getting ready to start a new year. What will it be like in our gardens? Last year on the coast we started with a bitter cold and long winter, moved into a parched summer, and then had a long, mild fall, avoiding even a light frost until December. No way to guess what we will see in 2011, but if we have chosen our plants carefully and built our soils faithfully, and if we then collect and allocate water wisely, our plants most likely will be all right. So, what are a few things you can do in the garden in January? If you think you might want to try your hand at growing a few vegetables this coming year, January is a great time to search for a nice, sunny spot in your yard and begin converting it from lawn to a beautiful vegetable bed. If you are new at this, start small: it is amazing how much food you can harvest from one or two 4 x 8 foot beds, and you will be much happier and much more likely to follow through on this project if the garden is small enough to be a joy, rather than so large that it becomes a misery. Only one caveat to getting started in January: don’t work the soil when it is wet! This is not as big a deal for sands as it is for clays, but you should still follow the general rule to leave soil alone after a saturating rain.
First, go online and order a few amazing seed catalogs. You will spend many a happy hour in January and February reading about the vegetable varieties and looking at the photos. Next, remove all grass, along with its roots and underground stems, from the area of the garden bed and from the surrounding area – wide enough for a grass free walking path (this will help you keep weeds out of the future garden by providing a buffer zone). Add a good 8-12 inches of well-composted organic matter to the garden bed zone, (no need to add any to the path), then till it evenly to a depth of 12 inches or more. Take a soil sample (we have the boxes and instructions in our office in the NC State University CMAST building on the campus of the Community College in Morehead City). Call me or come by and we will go over the results together to determine whether you need lime or sulfur, and what balance of fertilizer is best for you. Now your planting bed is ready and you are having dreams of fresh vegetables in the warm summer sun. But, there is not need to wait! In our mild coastal climate we can garden almost year around, and you will be able to start planting your first onions, peas, cabbage, carrots, greens, and potatoes by late January or early February. Get your seeds ordered and watch for plants at local garden centers. Your hard work in the cold of early January will pay off when you see new seedlings peeking out, promising that spring really is on the way. Another bonus to starting early: early spring crops mean that you will have a full harvest season before you plant your summer tomatoes and peppers! That is two harvest seasons by July. And then comes our best coastal garden season, the fall. Yes, you will be able to harvest three different seasons of vegetables from one garden bed if you plan well. Are you thinking that this sounds like fun? Then go to the county extension website, below, and click on “lawn and garden.” Scroll down, and print a copy of the monthly vegetable gardening guide. Then, get your bed ready, and join the monthly gardening class when it meets next, on the last Wednesday of January, the 25th. Come to either the 3:30pm or the 5:45pm session. Here you will get some tips, each month, on what to plant and what to expect, and can share ideas and concerns with other gardeners. Anne D. Edwards Extension Agent, Agriculture/Horticulture NC Cooperative Extension Service, Carteret County carteret.ces.ncsu.edu soundharvest.blogspot.com twitter @soundharvest
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B O O K bag Hatteras Girl
By Alice Wisler
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HATTERAS GIRL HAS some of the qualities found in a Nicholas Sparks novel such as: a quaint coastal setting, the struggle to find meaningful relationships, and the challenges of heartbreak and loss of loved ones. But Hatteras Girl has its own voice and unique approach to life. The time period is today and the economy impacts the lives of the characters. One says with some doubt and hope, “There is a recession, but there are still tourists.” This is a religious fiction novel, but it does not force the religious point of view. Jackie Donovan, the heroine, is a Christian who seeks God’s guidance in living her life. She has a dream of owning a bed and breakfast, actually a specific one called The Bailey House. This is where she spent many childhood days near the beach on the North Carolina Outer Banks. The house stands empty after the previous owners retired. Jackie’s friend, Buck, calls her Hatteras Girl because she so loves living there. Buck is a carpenter/waiter who works in a small eatery which Jackie frequents. Employed as a reporter for Lighthouse Views, a local magazine, part of her job is to cover local businesses. She interviews handsome Davis Erickson, a realtor who just happens to own The Bailey House. Jackie and Davis begin to date and she is provided the opportunity to rent or buy the bed and breakfast.
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Like most too-goodto-be-true situations, complications and disappointments arise. This is the stuff of good novels. Author Alice Wisler has created a nice cast of supporting characters in this book who are in Jackie’s small world of friends and co-workers. Her best friend, Minnie, a young widow, also has a fondness for the bed and breakfast. One strength of this story is the interplay of these colorful extras. Jackie has a helpful network of support when her dreams seem to be falling apart and her prayers seem to be unanswered. In some ways the leading character of the novel is a place. The Bailey House is described in such a warm way that the reader is drawn to a setting as much as to the people in Jackie’s life. Her memories there are so positive that the descriptions of the house are intertwined with relationships to the point of it being central in her ongoing search for personal fulfillment. Curt Finch Emerald Isle Books
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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 Edward Jones: serving individual investors since 1871, edwardjones.com. Community representatives: Alice O’Berry, 686 W. Corbett Ave., Ste. 5, Swansboro, 877-3268484, 910-326-8468. 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. Metlife Home Loans: 5511 Capital Center Dr., #400, Raleigh, 919-852-2573, chuckhazlett.com. Providing mortgage lending for primary and secondary residences and investment homes. Experts in condominium financing, providing an array of home loan products: conventional, government (FHA, VA & USDA), NC Housing and jumbo loans. Suntrust Mortgage, Inc.: 252-725-9814. Over 10 years of mortgage experience on the Crystal Coast. Call Jonathan today for a free mortgage consultation. Details: suntrustmortgage.com/jwood. 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. Snapperz Grill & Steam Bar: 3710 Arendell St., Morehead City (beside El’s Drive In), 252240-1313. New Key West-themed restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, offering up steaks, seafood, salads, sandwiches, full kids menu and an oyster bar. Open 11am to 9pm Sunday through Thursday and 11am to 10pm on Friday and Saturday. 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. Dental Care Center, The: 202 WB McLean Blvd., Cape Carteret, 252-393-8168. Full 58
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service dentistry for the entire family. Participating providers with TriCare and Delta, we also accept Medicaid and NC Health Choice. New patients welcome – friend recommended. The Therapy Center of Cedar Point, Inc.: 702 Cedar Point Blvd., Cedar Point, 252-393-8828, M-F, 8-5. Assisting you with physical, massage & sports therapies, post op, rehabilitation, women’s health. Individual care given to all patients by licensed therapists. Wellness Massage by Byrns & McCormick: 8810 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, 252-2409296, 910-265-4129. Wellness massage for the whole family – by appointment only. Gift certificates are available and make wonderful gifts. We are licensed, insured and mobile service is available. The difference is that we care. HOME SERVICES AA Express Plumbing Service, Inc: 211-6 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, 252247-1155, aaexpressplumbing@embarqmail. com. Professional, licensed plumbing service – winterizing, water heaters, softeners and full plumbing needs. Emergency 24/7 service. Fully insured. Atlantic Breeze Storm Shutters: 4101 Arendell St., Morehead City, 252-727-9040. Free estimates! The Carolinas’ only custom Bahama & colonial manufacturer. Visit our showroom to see our complete line of storm shutters & awnings, in fiberglass & aluminum, folding accordion, rolldowns- no storm bars, canvas & retractable awnings. Braswell Carpet & Tile Cleaning: Emerald Isle, tel/fax 252-354-3744, braswellcarpet. com. Family owned & operated for 45+ years, Joe is the second generation working to preserve & restore carpeting, vinyl flooring & upholstery. Deep-clean process, water restoration, tile floor cleaning. Clegg’s Termite & Pest Control: Morehead City, 252-726-1781, New Bern, 252-636-2345, 800-763-0378 or cleggs.com for office nearest you. Locally owned & operated by NCSU grad, former president of NC Pest Control Assoc. Servicing homes & businesses all over NC since 1960, free termite inspections. Coastal Awnings & Hurricane Shutters: 5300 High St., Morehead City, 252-2220707, crystalcoastawnings.com. See all your options for hurricane protection, stationary & retractable awnings, 9-5, M-F, weekends by appt. Custom awnings, Bahamas, Colonials, etc. sales and service – our employees have a combined 40 years of experience. Coastal Craftsmen: 306 Daisy Ct., 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. Digital Security, Inc.: 252-354-2979, firstname.lastname@example.org. Serving Emerald
Isle, Swansboro and Morehead City for 15 years. Specializing in residential and commercial alarm systems. North Carolina licensed and insured. Great Windows: 252-728-3373. Quality custom made window treatments including blinds, shades & shutters. For a perfect match, professional decorators come to your home or business. Products include: Great Windows, Hunter Douglas, Timber and Somfy motorized remote control. Fast one-week service (shutters 15 days). For a handcrafted, flawless fit, precise installation and 100-year warranty call today. Home Repairs by Darryl Marshall: 230 West Shorewood Drive, Emerald Isle, 252354-2883, email@example.com. Serving Emerald Isle property owners for 20 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. Mosquito Squad of the Crystal Coast: 101 Dolphin St., No. 46, Cape Carteret, 252393-7378. Providing season-long protection for your outdoor living space or a one-time outdoor event such as a wedding, church function or other party so mosquitoes don’t get the best of you. “If you hate mosquitoes you’ll love us.” 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. SeaMar Contracting: 206 Star Hill Drive, Cape Carteret, 252-393-7408, 301-748-3194. Specializing in painting, interior and exterior home repair, wall covering and maintenance. Secure Access Services, LLC: 105 Rupert Road, Ste. 3, Raleigh, 919-773-8889, secureaccessservices.com. Sales and service for new and existing gated operators and access controls for residential, gated communities and commercial applications including pools, tennis courts and marinas. Access controls include card readers, keypads, barcodes, REID and telephone entry systems. 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. Triangle Wildlife Removal & Pest Control: PO Box 5577, Emerald Isle, 252-813-0832. Quick and humane removal of unwanted wildlife such as raccoons, squirrels, mice, dead animals, water bugs, spiders and more. Also includes the prevention and exclusion of birds, mammals, reptiles, as well as complete pest control services. Owned and operated by Tad Bassett, BS in Fisheries and Wildlife Management. 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. Artisan Granite & Marble: 203 Boardwalk Drive (behind the waterslide), Emerald Isle, 252-354-7774, fax 252-354-8884. It’s jewelry for your home! Exclusive area supplier of Oysterstone. Come see Linda. 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 & 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.
McQueen’s Interiors: Pelletier Harbor Shops, Hwy 70/Arendell St., Morehead City, 252247-3175, mcqueensinteriors.com. 10,000 sq. ft. showroom of unique contemporary, traditional & coastal furnishings. Complete professional design services to make your home truly one-of-a-kind. Mills and Thomas Furniture: 807 West Corbett Ave., Hwy 24 West, Swansboro, 910326-4694 or 800-343-8909, millsandthomas. com. Specializing in coastal, cottage, traditional, and eclectic lifestyles for more than 50 years. Featuring the largest selection of in-stock patio furniture in Eastern North Carolina. National Marble Products: 120 Leslie Lane, Swansboro, 910-326-3005, nationalmarbleproducts.com. Discover our friendly, knowledgeable staff. Step into our newly renovated kitchen & bathroom showroom for home ideas. Let us help you design your custom shower, bathtub, kitchen & bath countertops. Sound Furniture & Appliances: 600 Cedar Point Blvd, Hwy 24 East, Cedar Point, 252393-8130, shopsoundfurniture.com. Quality at exceptional prices. Thad’s Carpet One: 416 Cedar Point Blvd., Swansboro, 252-393-6171. Carpet, area rugs, ceramic, laminate, hardwood, vinyl & more. Open Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 10-2, call for afterhours appointments. 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. LINEN & GEAR RENTAL Crystal Coast Tent & Event Rentals: 9104-D Coast Guard Road, Emerald Isle, 252-7642761, crystalcoasteventrentals.com. Offering event rental & planning services from wedding to corporate events & everything between. Open 7 days a week, offering free local delivery & complementary site surveys. Stop by full service showroom and let an event coordinator make your event a success. Island Essentials: Linen & Leisure Supply Company, 208 Bogue Inlet Drive, Emerald Isle, 888-398-8887, 252-354-8887, info@ island-essentials.com. High quality baby & beach gear rental equipment with free delivery & pick-up to your vacation home. Also bed & bath linen service. Year-round, reserve ahead to ensure availability. OUTDOORS & MARINE 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. 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. Three Amigos Landscaping Inc.: 2495 Hwy 58, Swansboro. 252-241-1566, owner Tray Gomez offers the finest attention to detail in designing and building the old English estate walls, driveways, dramatic steps, raised patios, intimate sitting areas and enchanting garden walkways. Call for a free estimate. 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 & design. REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION Ace Builders: Emerald Isle, 252-422-2596. firstname.lastname@example.org, Licensed NC General Contractor, storm damage repair, decks, porches, remodels, new construction, fully insured. Al Williams Properties, Real Estate & Development: 407 Atlantic Beach Causeway, 252-726-8800, 800-849-1888, alwilliamsproperties.com. From sound to sea & beyond. We can serve your coastal real estate needs. Open 6 days/week, by appointment on Sunday. Bluewater Builders: 201 Mangrove Drive, Emerald Isle, 888-354-2128, 252-354-7610, bluewatergmac.com. From vacation homes to primary residences, Bluewater’s expertise can make your dream of living on the Crystal Coast a customized reality. Bluewater Real Estate: 200 Mangrove Drive, Emerald Isle, 252-354-2128, 888-258-2128; Cape Carteret 252-393-2111; Atlantic Beach 252-726-3105, 866-467-3105; Beaufort 866803-0073; bluewatergmac.com. Vacation, monthly & annual rentals. Real estate sales of island & mainland properties for all of Carteret County. (cont. on pg. 60) ISLAND REVIEW/January 2011
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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. Don Henry Custom Builders, Inc.: 7603 Emerald Drive, 252-646-3412. Licensed NC general contractor specializing in new construction, custom remodeling, vinyl siding & windows, decks, room additions & storm repairs; fully insured. Emerald Isle Realty: 7501 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, Sales: 252-354-4060, 800-3044060, EmeraldIsleRealty.com. Awarded 2005 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 40 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. 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. Announcing extended hours, Mon-Tue 8:30am-4pm, Wed-Thurs 8:30am-7pm, Fri 8:30am-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm. Jimmie Lue Rutter: Watson-Matthews Real Estate, 9102 Coast Guard Road, Emerald Isle, 252-354-2872, cell 241-4959, jimilue@ ec.rr.com. Broker & Accredited Buyer’s Representative, specializing in Emerald Isle. Small enough to give buyers & sellers individual attention. If you are selling your piece of paradise or searching for one, contact me. Kitch Ayre: Real Estate Broker with Bluewater, Emerald Isle & Cape Carteret, 888-354-2128, 252-241-1382 cell, email@example.com, Accredited Buyer’s
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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. On-Site Services: 252-725-2707. Specializing in home repairs and renovations, decks, siding, painting (interior & exterior) and pressure washing. Certified Simonton window installer. Pat Patteson, General Contractor: 8926 Crew Drive, Emerald Isle, 252-723-8800, 252-354-7248, firstname.lastname@example.org. Stop by to see us at our location behind Bert’s Surf Shop. Custom homes, design service & renovations; call us to build your dreams from design to completion; member of NCHBA. 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. Realty World First Coast Realty: Crow’s Nest Shopping Center, Atlantic Beach 252247-0077, 800-849-4801; 7413 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle 354-3070, 800-682-3423; Sands Villa Resorts, Atlantic Beach 247-5150; nc-coast.com. Three locations to serve your real estate sales & vacation or annual rental needs. Shorewood Real Estate, Inc.: 7703 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, 252-3547873, 1-888-557-0172, fax 252-354-7852, shorewoodrealestate.net. Family-owned sales, vacation rental & property management business specializing in attentiveness. Call for free rental catalog or sales info. Steve Brown, Realty World First Coast: 407 Atlantic Beach Causeway, 252-723-8855, SteveBrownRealEstate.com. Considering buying or selling real estate along the Crystal Coast? Let Steve give you the same service his long term clients have enjoyed over the past 27 years. Syndie Byrd, CRS: 252-354-6111, 888354-2128 x219, cell 252-646-3244, homesinemeraldisle.com. Real estate broker with 16+ years sales experience in vacation homes, investment properties, year-round/ permanent homes & vacant land. Specializing in Crystal Coast, Cape Carteret & Swansboro. Buyer representation available. Valente Construction Company: Building the finest with storm & security shutters from Weather Masters for residential & commercial, 800-486-8131. Also, Blue
Hawaiian fiberglass swimming pools with 15-day installation, 252-354-3515 or 888753-0257. York Properties, Inc.: 910 Arendell St., Morehead City, 252-247-5772, yorkproperties.com. Association management, commercial leasing, commercial management, property maintenance, full accounting services; managing Eastern NC since 1908, experienced people at your service from the Piedmont to the Crystal Coast; Jennifer Locke McCann, Property Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org. RETIREMENT LIVING Snug Harbor: 272 Hwy 70E, Sea Level, 252225-4411, snugharborhome.com. Luxury retirement community on Nelson Bay with independent living, assisted living & skilled nursing care. Fine cuisine, on-site medical staff, superior quality of life. Call for a tour. SHOPS & SERVICES Emerald Isle Books: Emerald Plantation, Emerald Isle, 252-354-5323, emeraldislebooks.com. Fantastic selection of books, greeting cards, rubber stamps, kites, bath items, stationery, games, toys & puzzles for the entire family. Hardback books discounted 10%. Emerald Isle Self Storage: 8926 Crew Drive, Emerald Isle (access road to Food Lion), 252354-6966. Open Mon.-Fri. 9am-4pm, Sat. and Sun. by appt. Now you can keep it all on the island without keeping it in your garage. Ginny Gordon’s: 1011 Arendell St., downtown Morehead City, 252-726-6661. Specializing in cookware, aprons, gadgets, knives, cookbooks & everything else for the cook. 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, 252-726-8700. Offers unique & fine quality jewelry including special pieces such as the Emerald Isle Destination BraceletTM . Take home this or another memorable piece of paradise or find the perfect gift here. Swan Feathers: 504-B Cedar Point Blvd., Cedar Point, 252-393-2142. Features casual ladies’ sportswear, career wear & elegant evening wear by top designers. Accessories include a wide variety of jewelry, hats, shoes, purses & much more! Open Mon.-Sat. 10am6pm.
advertiser INDEX X AA Plumbing .............................................13
Furniture Distributors ................................35
Ace Builders ............................................31
Future Homes ...........................................49
Snug Harbor on Nelson Bay ....................35
Advantage Coastal Properties ..................12
Sound Furniture ........................................12
Al Williams Properties ..............................17
Great Windows .........................................15
Southern Glass & Mirror ...........................31
ALB Fabric ................................................23
Steve Brown, Realty World First Coast ....62
Aqua One Pools & Spas ...........................15
Home Repairs by Darryl Marshall.............41
Stevenson Automotive Group .....................5
Artisan Granite & Marble ..........................47
Sun Trust Mortgage ..................................62
Artistic Tile & Stone ....................................6
Island Home Maintenance ........................15
Sun-Surf Realty Property Mgmt................21
Atlantic Breeze Storm Shutters ................39
Jimmie Lue Rutter ....................................29
Sun-Surf Realty Sales ..............................28
Swan Feathers Fine Ladies’ Clothing .......20
Bluewater Real Estate ................................3
Just Hair ...................................................25
Syndie Byrd, CRS,
Braswell Carpet & Tile Cleaning .............. 57
Bluewater Real Estate ..............................3
Cannon & Gruber, REALTORS ................14
Thad’s Carpet One .................... Back Cover
Cape Carteret Aquatic
Kitch Ayre, Bluewater Real Estate ..............3
Therapy Center of Cedar Point, Inc. .........62
Landmark Homes/Hatteras Pools.............46
Three Amigos Lawn Care .........................29
LIFTAVATOR Residential Elevators
Triangle Wildlife Removal .........................25
& Wellness Center .................................51 CENTURY 21 Coastland Realty, Inc. .........2 Clegg’s Termite & Pest Control, Inc ..........57
Town of Emerald Isle ................................26
Coastal Awnings .........................................9
McQueen’s Interiors .................................23
Valente Construction ................................15
Coastal Carolina Regional Airport ............13
Mills & Thomas .........................................33
Coastal Craftsmen ....................................51
Met Life .......................................................7
& Vinyl Manufacturing............................49
Coastal Mulch ...........................................51
Wellness Massage ...................................25
Country Club of the Crystal Coast ..............4
National Marble Products .........................16
Window, Wall & Interior Décor ..................51
Crystal Coast Tent & Event Rentals .........15
NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores ..........37
Yardworks, Inc. Landscaping
Dental Care Center, The...........................33
Outer Banks Marine Construction ............17
& Lawn Care. ..........................................27
Edward Jones ...........................................41
Outer Island Accents ..................................9
York Properties, Inc ..................................11
Emerald Isle Books & Toys .......................57
Pat Patteson, General Contractor ............19
Emerald Isle Insurance .............................49
Post Nursery .............................................48
Emerald Isle Realty Sales ........................63
Realty World First Coast, AB ....................46
Emerald Isle Realty Vacation Rentals ......32
ReMax, Mary Katherine Thomas ..............13
Emerald Isle Self Storage .........................15
Flipperz Family Bar & Grill ........................37
Secure Access Services ...........................23
Shorewood Real Estate, Inc. ....................41 ISLAND REVIEW/January 2011
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Oceanfront 3005 Ocean Drive $2,500,000
Oceanfront 4107 Ocean Drive E&W $915,000
Oceanfront 1819 Salter Path Road $1,200,000
Oceanview 1408 Ocean Drive $459,000
Soundfront 2104 Emerald Drive $450,000
1809 Salter Path Road $1,800,000
105 Ocean Drive $475,000
Oceanfront 10535-A Wyndtree Drive $1,700,000
Oceanfront 9937 Louise Howard Court $1,800,000
Oceanview 6408 Ocean Drive West $609,000
Soundfront 8402 Sound Drive $695,000
Oceanfront 3101 Ocean Drive East $600,000
Oceanview 102 Gregg Street $449,000
Soundfront 3608 Emerald Drive $550,000
Oceanfront 9709 Dolphin Ridge Road $2,300,000
Oceanview 123 Indigo Drive $389,500
Soundfront 6402 Old Cove Road $1,599,000
Oceanfront 115 Hoffman Beach Road $770,000
Oceanview 517 Egret Lake Drive $729,000
Island 408 Emerald Landing Drive $585,000
Island 7225 Canal Drive $229,000
Condominium Queens Court $174,900 - $399,500
Island 412 Holly Street $250,000
Condominium Ocean Reef $259,000 - $359,900
Island 114 Shell Drive $306,900
Condominium Nautical Club $511,200 - $645,000
Island 8810 Dune Ridge $419,000
Condominium Ocean Club $298,990 - $429,000
Island 9907 Thistleroy Lane $925,000
Condominium Sound of the Sea $379,000 - $539,000
ISLAND REVIEW/January 2011
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