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Island Review Vol. 15, Issue #10 October 2010 News 8 Coasting: Events 18 Coastal Currents 32 Bulletin Board 38 Property Watch Atlantic Beach 42 Town Council Meeting 43 Mayor’s Notes Emerald Isle 22 Mayor’s Notes 24 Town Board Meeting 26 Emerald Tidings 32 Staying Busy Pine Knoll Shores 44 Town Board Meeting 45 Club News 46 Mayor’s Notes
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Features 14 Rental Signs 34 At the Aquarium 46 Coastal Report 52 Fall Dining 56 Turtle Tracks 57 Tourism Barometer 58 Shorelines 60 Green Thumb 62 Gardenscape 63 Book Bag Departments 16 County Perspective 17 Tide Tables 20 Chamber Connection 57 Travel Log 64 Best Buys 69 Advertiser Index On the Cover: A bird flies into the Emerald Isle sunrise in this photo entitled “First Light, First Flight.” Taken by Stephen McCoy on an October morning in 2009, this photo was submitted to Island Review through its website nccoast. com. Please send your photos to be considered in future editions of Island Review or other publications by NCCOAST Communications by visiting our website or sending them to email@example.com. 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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coasting Party in the Back AS FALL CREEPS closer, the festivals and parties of the season begin to take shape, quickly chasing away any post-summer doldrums that invade our peace. And in Swansboro, that means it’s time to celebrate the mullet. The 56th installment of the Mullet Festival is slated for Oct. 9-10, paying homage to the popular baitfish that often makes it way onto the dinner table as well. Through its history, the Mullet Festival has evolved into an all-out event. Last year, the town saw attendance of around 22,000 people – not too bad considering its population is a mere 1,700. As is the tradition, the fun begins with a parade, with residents, organizations and elected officials making their way through the streets on colorful floats led by the blues and whites of the Swansboro Pirates High School Marching Band. Arts and crafts booths fill up the downtown sidewalks, giving unique shopping opportunities and plenty of lunch options. Additionally, there is always plenty of local music to be heard, with different bands playing throughout the day. Remember, however, that due to the heavy volume of foot traffic, there will be no parking downtown. As always, the event is free and will be held regardless of the weather. For more information call 910326-7370 or visit swansborofestivals.com/events.
Watercolor Workshop Slated Many of the students in the upcoming 9th annual Watercolor Workshop organized by Nancy Simpson and Peggy Bryan of Raleigh and Winston-Salem, respectively, have participated since it was begun eight years ago by Simpson and Bill Sigmon, also of Raleigh.
This year’s workshop will be held Monday, Nov. 1-5 at St. Francis by the Sea in Salter Path. Openings are still available. The instructor is Sue Archer of Palm Gardens, Fla., who will focus on how to get glowing, clean colors without the “mud” as she paints “wet on wet” in a very controlled method. Archer will guide them to think about composition and color management. Archer, who had a 15-year career in physical education and coaching, paints full time. She belongs to the Watercolor USA Honor Society and is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and the American Watercolor Society, among others. Her award winning paintings are exhibited in national, regional and state competitions and hang in numerous corporate and private collections throughout the United States, Europe, Australia and South America. To inquire about openings for this year’s workshop contact Peggy Bryan at 336-768-4705, email@example.com or Nancy Simpson at 919-881-7798, firstname.lastname@example.org. 8
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Flying High Fishing lines may be popular in the fall, but they can easily be traded for kite string during the 21st annual Carolina Kite Fest, Saturday and Sunday Oct. 25-26 at the Sheraton in Atlantic Beach. The event runs from 10am-5pm both days, with a night fly on Saturday evening at 8pm. Join tourists and locals alike for a colorful high-flying weekend full of kites from around the world. Activities include candy drops for the children, kite building for kids and team flying. There will also be mass ascensions of dragons, soft kites, facets/box kites, deltas, flat and bowed kites and sky skimmers. The celebration is sponsored annually by Kites Unlimited of Atlantic Beach, located in the Atlantic Station shopping center. Special group reservations are available at the Sheraton. For more information about the festival or lodgings call Kites Unlimited at 252-247-7011 or visit kites-birdstuff.com.
Somebody Say Seafood? Whether it’s blueberries, azaleas or pickles, the rule of thumb in North Carolina is that you celebrate what you have – and in Carteret County we have seafood! All eyes will be on the Morehead City waterfront Oct. 1-3 for the 24nd annual NC Seafood Festival, the second largest festival in the state. This year the entertainment includes four separate stages and features music, storytelling, dancing and much more. It’s the seafood that draws them, however, and this year nobody will go home disappointed. As usual, the streets of the waterfront will be lined with vendors selling seafood specialties of every kind imaginable, arts and crafts, souvenirs and even lottery tickets. Other activities lined up for the three-day event include ship tours at the NC Port, fireworks Saturday night, the blessing of the fleet, the Southern Outer Banks Boat Show and education exhibits covering everything from decoy carving to environmental preservation. The festival’s Chef Tent returns this year as award-winning chefs from Chef’s 105, Amos Mosquito’s and more take to the stage, making signature dishes with fresh North Carolina seafood. After the show, the crowd can sample the dishes. For a complete lineup of this year’s events visit ncseafoodfestival. org.
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Community Nights Down East For those of you looking for an excuse to take a Down East drive, the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center, Harkers Island, will host one of the area’s most popular raconteurs, Rodney Kemp, in October. Rodney Kemp
The “Community Night” programs see area visitors and residents gather in the community hall of the museum and relive Carteret County’s past through stories twisted with a glint of history. The Oct. 19 program focuses on the Core Banks’ ponies. To learn more, call the museum at 252-728-1500.
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R E N TA L Signs Hurricane Season: Lessons Learned, How Best to Prepare AS I WRITE this month’s article it is the Friday before Labor Day. Yesterday all of Bogue Banks was under a mandatory evacuation order for Hurricane Earl. As hoped for, Earl did pass safely offshore. For three days we have been doing the preparations necessary to face, at minimum, tropical force winds. Thankfully, the winds were only in the 30-40mph range. The County Control Group and the mayors and town managers of each town on Bogue Banks carefully evaluated the conditions and made a wise call in the interest of public safety since we were facing a Category 3 or 4 storm that passed perilously close to our coast early this morning. Like most homeowners, you carefully pondered this aspect of owning beach real estate prior to purchasing your island home or condo. Severe storms, whether nor’easters, tornados or hurricanes, are just another of the many aspects of real estate investing which involve calculated risks. Thankfully, there are many pragmatic solutions and ways to take the necessary precautions. Before Hurricane Season Begins • Check with the town hall of your beach municipality if you do not currently have a re-entry permit in your possession. Many homeowners keep them right in their auto’s glove compartment. You will need a re-entry permit in the event your beach town has an evacuation order and remains closed to the general public due to storm damage.
• Schedule an annual review with your property insurance agent to discuss your coverage. Ask tough questions about wind and flood coverage. Loss of rental revenue insurance may be available to reimburse you if you lose valuable rental income while repairs are underway. • Be sure you have an accurate inventory of your contents. Photos and video help substantiate post-storm claims. Save receipts for major furnishing purchases. • Discuss with your vacation rental manager what storm preparation services they offer, or ask for a recommendation for a subcontractor that will be available to assist with tying down porch furniture, trash cans and grills. The Order to Evacuate has Been Made • Your vacation rental manager will have their hands full informing all rental guests currently in their properties of the impending storm. If you have signed up for your vacation rental manager’s Severe Weather service, they will be taking care of securing your property on your behalf. • Check your vacation rental manager’s website and your email inbox for bulletins from them. • E-mail your questions rather than tying up busy telephone lines. • If you drive down to assist your vacation rental manager, close and lock all windows and doors, secure porch furniture, grills, garbage cans, turn off LP gas at tank, turn off the water at the main valve at the street and electricity at the main switch or fuse. Discard all food in the refrigerator and freezer! • Follow the evacuation order and return to your inland home or stay in a hotel on the mainland. • Most vacation rental companies now offer Trip Interruption Insurance to rental guests and do not refund monies to guests who do not purchase this insurance. You will receive rental revenue if your beach home is rented and occupied at the time the evacuation order occurred. After the Storm • Have your re-entry pass with you. • Be careful! Emergency services (fire, police and medical emergency) will have their hands full. From previous storms we know streets may be flooded with hidden debris and power lines down. • Your vacation rental manager will be handling a deluge of telephone calls after the storm has passed, too. E-mail again will be the preferred method of communication. • If you are physically capable of making the trip yourself, your assistance will be vital and appreciated. Your vacation manager that loves to provide exemplary customer service during normal operations will have all of their resources and staff stretched to the utmost. • If damage has occurred at your property, contact your insurance agent immediately.
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C O U N T Y Perspective Community Honors 2010 ‘Employers of the Year’ CARTERET COUNTY OBSERVED JobLink Appreciation Week Sept. 5-11. As part of the celebration, the Carteret County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution commending the JobLink Career Center as a “responsive and valuable resource that effectively addresses the recruitment, retention, training and development needs of a diverse base of employers and is building a world-class workforce here in Carteret County.” “Without a doubt, our JobLink Center is one of the best in the state,” said Tom Kies, chair elect of the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce and Publisher & CEO of NCCOAST Communications, which publishes the Island Review. “The JobLink partner agencies are dedicated to offering one-stop placement services for job seekers and people who wish to attain new skills.” Mary Brown, who is manager of the Carteret County office of the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina and chair of the JobLink Leadership Team, said: “We greatly appreciate the accolades, but we want to turn the spotlight on area employers who demonstrate best practices in all aspects. They come in all sizes. “Our winners of the chamber/JobLink 2010 Employer of the Year Awards are the Morehead City Police Department, Frank Door Company and Great Windows. “Credit the Morehead City Police Department with having one of the most innovative employer-employee relations programs in our entire region,” Brown said. “Its Community Policing and Citizens Police Academy programs are both highly regarded and have served to build better relationships with the citizens. “The website – moreheadcitypolicedepartment.com – is hightech, fun and exciting. There’s even a kid’s page that provides safe and secure links for children.”
Frank Door Company is a family-owned and operated company that moved from New York City to Newport nine years ago. The business employs 44 people in the manufacturing of custom and standard cold storage doors for walk-in coolers, freezers and refrigerated warehouses. Kerry Youngblood, president of Carteret Community College, said that in his 30 years of community college education, “I have never met a more caring, giving or positive corporate citizen than Frank Door.” The newly created Frank Door Fund has already provided the college with more than $22,000 to assist students. “Terry and Maryanne Frank neither sought nor wanted any publicity or acknowledgement,” Dr. Youngblood said. “Simply knowing that students were being helped was enough.” Debby and Guss Forbush of Newport became dealers for Great Windows about four years ago, providing sales, measurement and installation of window treatments, blinds, shades, shutters and more. “They have built their business one customer at a time through attention to detail, outstanding customer service and quality workmanship,” said Joan Lamson, a local SCORE counselor. “They have won numerous national sales awards.” One customer testimonial sums it up: “I can’t say enough good things about this company. Do yourself a favor, don’t bother shopping around. Just start with this company and you won’t need to go anywhere else.” 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. Mike Wagoner, President Carteret County Chamber of Commerce
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1, 8, 15, 22, 29: Surf Fishing. 9am-noon. Learn to catch the big ones from the surf with expert instruction and hands-on experience through this NC Aquarium program. Equipment, bait and licensing provided. Ages 10 and up, $20. Details: 252-247-4003 or ncaquariums.com. 1-3: 24th NC Seafood Festival. Features live music, rides, arts and crafts, demonstrations and more. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Breakfast with the Rays. 8-9:30am. 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. Sunset Kayak Trip. 4-6pm. Explore tidal flats and quiet backwaters during this NC Aquarium program. Ages 12 and up, $20. Details: 252-247-4003 or ncaquariums. com. Sat. 2: Twin Bridges 8K Road Race. 8am. Line up at the Beaufort drawbridge. Sponsored by the NC Seafood Festival. Aquarium ABC’s. 10-11am. Preschoolers spend an hour learning about aquatic species with live animals, crafts to bring home and other fun activities at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Ages 3-5, $8. Details: 252-247-4003 or ncaquariums. com. Critter Class. 2-3pm. Creative art projects, games, videos and live animals introduce young children to aquatic life at the NC Aquarium. Ages 6-8, $20. Details: 252-247-4003 or ncaquariums.com. 3, 10, 17, 24: Early Bird Canoe Trip. 911am. Grab a paddle and join the NC Aquarium for an adventure through the backwaters and salt marshes of the sound. Ages 10 and up, $20. Details: 252-247-4003 or ncaquariums.com. Sun. 3: Blessing of the Fleet. 10am. NC State Port. Sponsored by the NC Seafood Festival, the Blessing of the Fleet brings the commercial fishing industry together annually to recognize the vessels and 18
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commemorate those who have died with readings, music and a boat procession. 4, 11, 18, 25: 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: 252-247-4003 or ncaquariums.com. Mon. 4: Dr. Bogus Free Surf Fishing Seminar. 6pm. Held in conjunction with the Gordie McAdams Speckled Trout Surf Fishing Tournament, Dr. Bogus will offer a special free seminar at the Emerald Isle Parks and Rec Dept. Details: Brittany Wood, 252-354-6350 or bwood@ emeraldisle-nc.org. Brown Bag Gam. Noon. Pack a snack and meet at the NC Maritime Museum during your lunch hour for an informal presentation on topics of maritime history, culture and the natural environment. Today’s topic is “Clams and Clamming.” Details: 252-728-7317. 5, 12, 19, 26: Behind the Scenes – Aquarium Close Encounters. 2-3:30. Visit labs and holding areas, help with food preparation and feed the animals in this thorough behind-the-scenes tour of the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores that includes a look at the Living Shipwreck from above. Ages 8 and up, $15. Details: 252-247-4003. 5, 20: Bird Hike. 2pm. Meet at the visitor’s center at Fort Macon State Park for this free leisurely hike to identify birds in the area. Details: 252-726-3775. 6, 13, 20, 27: Kayak Fishing – Calico Creek and The Haystacks. Join a naturalist from the NC Aquarium for a kayak fishing expedition. All gear and fishing license provided. Program is limited to two participants each four hour session. Ages 16 and up, $60. Details: 252-247-4003 or ncaquariums.com. 7, 14, 21, 28: Cooking Class. 6-7pm. Join Chef Shawn Pratt of Gatherings as he hosts and prepares meals at Christina’s Collectables, Cedar Point. Enjoy wine, food and fellowship along with the lesson. Cost is $30. For reservations, call 252-422-3071. (Every Thursday) 9, 16, 23, 30: Evening Pier Fishing. 4-7pm. Join the aquarium staff for an introduction
to pier fishing. Ages 8 and up, $20. Details: 252-247-4003 or ncaquariums.com. Fri. 8: Friday Free Flicks. 7pm. Familyoriented movies are offered at Emerald Isle Parks and Rec on the second Friday of each month. Movies are family oriented. Popcorn and a drink are $1. Call 252-3546350 one week prior for movie title. Lunch with a Dash of History. Noon. Join The History Place and Rodney Kemp for a fun lunchtime program that focuses on area history. The cost is $10 with lunch and $4 without and reservations must be made on the Wednesday prior to the event. Today’s topic is The Lost Colony. Details: email@example.com or 252-2477533. Kayak Fishing Basics. 8am-3pm. Learn the basics of saltwater trout fishing from a kayak with the NC Maritime Museum. Kayaks provided. Fishing license and rod required. Reservations required, $80. Details: 252-728-7317. 8-10: 20th annual Surf Fishing Workshop. This hands-on workshop is designed for novice fishermen, but it’s a great refresher course for all skill levels. Participants must be 12 years of age or older, those under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Details: 252-247-4003 or ncaquariums. com. 9-10: Swansboro Mullet Festival. Downtown Swansboro. One of the oldest area festivals, the event brings a street carnival atmosphere to the historic Swansboro waterfront. Expect arts and crafts, music, food and plenty of fried mullet. Admission is free. Details: 910-3261174. 13-16: Calcutta Wahoo Challenge. Morehead City waterfront. This wahoo only tournament is captain’s choice of two out of three fishing days with entries starting at $500. Weigh-in held each day. Awards for lady and junior anglers. Proceeds are donated to charity. Details: 252-247-9246, director@ thewahoochallenge.com. 13, 21: Beach Hike. 2pm. Meet at the bath house at Fort Macon State Park and take a leisurely hike along the shoreline with park rangers. Details: 252-726-3775. Thur. 14: Birding for Beginners. 10am. Guests meet park rangers at the visitor center of Fort Macon State Park for a bird searching hike. Details: 252-726-3775. Sat. 16: 7th annual Emerald Isle Triathlon. 8am. Presented by Emerald Isle Business (cont.on page 47)
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C H A M B E R Connection Atlantis Lodge, CCEC Excel in ‘Community Advocacy’ The Atlantis Lodge in Pine Knoll Shores and Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative were recognized recently by the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce and the Carteret County JobLink Career Center as 2010 Community Advocate Awards winners. “We were pleased to pay tribute to these two businesses that have long-standing ties to Bogue Banks,” said Woody Warren of Bluewater Real Estate and chair of the chamber’s board of directors. “These two employers truly excel in community service and social responsibility. The Atlantis Lodge is an icon on the Crystal Coast, having opened in 1963.” Ruth Bray ran the lodge until she retired in 1980. That’s when A.C. and Dot Hall (Ruth’s daughter), took over. Now, a member of the third generation, Donna Nally (A.C. and Dot’s daughter) serves as general manager. “The family has always supported the chamber and the tourism industry,” Warren said. “Ruth Bray was the chamber chair in 1974, and A.C. Hall is a former member of the board. He was selected along with Jack Goldstein of Indian Beach as the chamber’s Citizens of the Year in 2009. “Saved in the chamber archives is a series from the local newspaper on tourism written many years ago, and the reporter quoted A.C. Hall as saying: ‘Too many people don’t know or understand the impact of tourism. It reaches every single soul in this county.’ Truer words were never spoken. “Today, the Atlantis remains as a small, friendly, family-oriented lodge that takes pride in preserving the environment. The property is lush and a wonderful habitat for wildlife.” For 20 years, the Atlantis has sponsored the “Sculpt for Wildlife” sand
sculpting contest on the beach, a benefit for the Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter (OWLS). Since 1990, the Atlantis has sponsored the Mile of Hope childhood cancer event at Atlantic Beach. This enables pediatric cancer patients and their parents to enjoy a special fun-filled getaway to the Crystal Coast. The Atlantis supports scores of charitable causes, including the Boys & Girls Club of Coastal Carolina, Boy Scouts of America, Chocolate Festival, NC Seafood Festival and Crystal Coast Habitat for Humanity. Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative serves customers from Emerald Isle to the Sheraton Atlantic Beach Oceanfront Hotel. “Employees put quality performance and commitment to the communities they serve at the top of their ‘to do’ list each day when they come to work … and outside of work as well,” said Bill Race of the JobLink Center. “The organization’s Relay for Life team has been the county’s top fundraiser for the past several years, bringing in more than $137,000 over the past five years to help cancer victims and their families,” Race said. “Carteret-Craven and its employees also support the March of Dimes and Project Christmas Cheer.” The Carteret-Craven Electric Foundation has returned more than $2 million in grants to help friends and neighbors in time of need through the “Operation RoundUp” program. Cooperative members simply round up their utility bill each month to the next dollar. “This has had a tremendous impact within the community,” Race noted. As a footnote, Carteret-Craven Electric is the first two-time winner of a Community Advocate Award. The cooperative was the recipient in 2006 as well. For more information, call the chamber at 800-622-6278 or 252-7266350. E-mail requests may be sent to email@example.com. The chamber office is located at 801 Arendell St., Suite 1, Morehead City, NC 28557. Mike Wagoner, President Carteret County Chamber of Commerce
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MANY OF YOU have seen Louise walking on the beach or Ocean Drive and may not know her name. She is the young 91-year-old that walks 5 miles a day (2.5 in the morning and 2.5 in the afternoon), swinging her arms, carrying a bag of dried fruit and wearing a set of earphones in her ears. On the weekend of Aug. 28, her relatives and friends got together to celebrate her 91st birthday. I always marvel at how active and alert she is. She attends just about all town board meetings and is always in our Christmas Parade (mark your calendars now for the parade on Nov. 27 at 3pm. We are also looking for new parade entries, so email Diane Schools at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have an entry). Louise is a friend to everyone and certainly someone Diane and I always enjoy seeing. Pete Allen has been around a long time (I think since early 1980s). He has had businesses in Emerald Isle and served as mayor, town manager and commissioner (in that order). Pete has always been a great supporter of Emerald Isle and once made the comment, “I am the best PR man Emerald Isle ever had.” I certainly agree with that and thank Pete for
all of the wonderful things he did for Emerald Isle over the years. Pete has written a book, Just Plain Pete, My Life, My Memories, which was published in August 2010. It is available at the Emerald Isle Book Store in Emerald Plantation. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and for those that have known Pete or had contact with Pete over the years, I think you will enjoy it also. It is an assimilation of stories from different times in his life and is definitely “Just Plain Pete.” Pete has had some health issues for several years now, but even with those issues has remained very active in Emerald Isle and throughout the county. Even when he is feeling bad, he always projects that smiling helpful image and ends every conversation with, “let me know if there is anything I can do to help you,” when we are the ones that should be offering to help him. He has recently moved to Snug Harbor in Sea Level and would welcome your cards and letters. His mailing address is Pete Allen, Snug Harbor on Nelson Bay, 272 Hwy 70 East, PO Box 150, Sea Level, NC 28577. By now, I am sure he has made friends with everyone there, resident and staff. That is “Just Plain Pete.”
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T O W N Meeting Stormwater Solutions COMMISSIONER JOHN WOOTTEN made motion to adopt a resolution authorizing a contract with Moffat & Nichol for engineering analysis and permitting services for Phase IV of the Coast Guard Road stormwater project. The firm will complete engineering tasks and submit permit applications for the construction of a containment berm and enhancement of a natural drainage swale at Emerald Isle Woods Park. Town Manager Frank Rush explained that these improvements will increase the receiving capacity of the park and will enable the future connection of additional stormwater pumps in Lands End. The contract will also include an analysis of the receiving capacity of the large dune field in front of Point Emerald Villas to determine if it can accommodate stormwater pumped from the Island Circle – Coast Guard Road intersection. If it proves viable, the town will make a formal easement purchase offer to Point Emerald Villas. The contract cost is $29,869. “This is a big first step,” Wootten commented. Motion passed 5-0. Additionally, Rush introduced a project which could provide new knowledge about groundwater flows and the water table in the Coast Guard Road area. The study should assist the town in developing solutions to flooding problems in locations not served by a fixed stormwater – groundwater pump, and should enable the town to respond more effectively to future flooding events. Dr. Richard Spruill, a leading hydrologist at East Carolina University, will head up the graduate student project over the next two years at a total cost of $18,000. Commissioners raised concerns over the cost of the study and what has already been spent. Mayor Pro Tem Floyd Messer commented, “I don’t know why we don’t already know this.” Commissioner Nita Hedreen also remarked that such a project “will cost a lot of money.” Rush explained that the study would map out an area not as yet understood and would add to the town’s basic knowledge of the area. The final report will include information on the water budget, the position of the water table, the direction of groundwater flows, and suggestions for lowering the water table and resolving stormwater flooding problems in certain areas. After further discussion, all agreed to go with the project. Commissioner Maripat Wright made the motion to adopt the resolution authorizing the East Carolina University Ground Water / Water Table Study of the Coast Guard Road Area. Motion passed 5-0.
Eliminate Fee and Levy New Tax? Rush opened for discussion a potential elimination of the annual solid waste fee ($180) in fiscal year 11-12 with a corresponding revenue-neutral tax rate increase. An official decision will not be made until the adoption of the FY 11-12 budget next June. Rush explained that the town expects to see a significant decrease in annual sales tax revenues in FY 12-13 with the associated “sunset” of the current special district taxes for beach nourishment (an estimated $630,000 per year). Even with the board’s planned implementation of new beach nourishment special district taxes in FY 11-12 (three cents oceanfront and one-cent other), the total anticipated reduction in sales tax revenue would decrease to about $430,000. 24
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He feels that this can be avoided if the town converts the solid waste fee to an equivalent property tax rate increase. The town generates nearly $1.2 million annually from the fee, and a tax rate increase of 2.8 cents would generate nearly the same amount. The change from fees to property tax would enable the town to preserve about $370,000 of sales tax revenue that would otherwise be lost. The owners of all residential properties valued at $645,000 or less will experience an annual savings, while those with a value greater will see a net increase. Vacant lot owners and commercial properties would experience a 2.8-cent tax rate increase.
NC WRC and Public Boat Launch A partnership between the town and the NC Wildlife Resources Commission (NC WRC) for the new public boat launch facility met with full board approval. The agreement includes all of the same substantive provisions as included in an August 2009 draft agreement approved by the board. The NCWRC will be responsible for the construction, operation, and maintenance (of all major items) of the new facility at its sole expense. The town’s responsibilities include minor maintenance items, including landscaping, mowing, restroom cleaning, and trash collection. The town will lease the combined site (23 acres – seven lots in Shell Cove North plus McLean Park site) to NCWRC in perpetuity (i.e., 97 years and four months with three automatic 50-year renewals) at an annual rent of one dollar. Commissioner Tom Hoover made motion to approve the formal agreement and to authorize the mayor to execute the agreement with any minor amendments suggested by the NC Attorney General’s office. The town retains the right to develop other areas of the property for additional soundside park features.
Golf Cart Program Needs Tweaking Although close to a decision, some areas and language still need “tweaking” and commissioners determined to further review an ordinance amending Chapter 11 – Motor Vehicles and Traffic of the Code of Ordinances, which would permit and regulate the operation of golf carts on public streets. The board and residents discussed issues of passenger safety, age of operator, liability insurance, and identification (having a recognizable identity “plate” rather than a sticker). Rush also proposed that carts be equipped with several safety features and not be permitted on either Coast Guard Road or NC 58 (Emerald Drive) where speed limits and traffic would prove unsafe.
New Parking Violation Fee Commissioner Wootten made the motion to adopt an ordinance amending Chapter 11 – Motor Vehicles and Traffic – of the Code of Ordinances regarding the penalty for parking violations. The town’s current penalty is $20 with an increase to $50 if not paid within eight days. The new amendment increases the initial penalty to $50, $75 after 14 days. Motion carried 5-0.
Other Business Commissioners unanimously adopted a code of ethics for the mayor and board on a motion made by Floyd Messer. A motion by Maripat Wright to reappoint Clay Olsen to the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Association, Inc., passed 5-0. Olsen’s term expires in August 2013. Floyd Mitchell thanked the mayor, commissioners, and town staff for their expediency in dealing with issues brought to their attention. He added that they maintained a beautiful looking town. Reported by Denise Brady
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THE ENTIRE TOWN of Emerald Isle organization continued to work hard during the past year to make Emerald Isle an even better place than it already is! Despite the significant economic challenges faced by our nation, state and local area, the town completed and continued progress on several key town initiatives that are intended to maintain and enhance Emerald Isle’s desirability as a residential community and tourism destination. The town maintains both an immediate and long-term focus to ensure that Emerald Isle remains a vibrant community for many years to come. Several accomplishments during the past year are already contributing to an improved quality of life in Emerald Isle, while others represent carefully calculated efforts to prepare Emerald Isle for the future. The mayor, board of commissioners, planning board members, advisory committees, town manager, town staff and many concerned citizens remain committed to the continued success of Emerald Isle. We are proud of our collective accomplishments – for you – during the past year, and look forward to another productive year in FY 2010-2011! Highlights of the past fiscal year (July 1, 2009-June 30, 2010) included the following:
Hard Work on New Public Boat Launch Facility Pays Off With the upcoming closure of the boat launch ramps at privately-owned Island Harbor Marina, and the town’s goal to ensure that the public always has adequate boating access in Emerald Isle, the town worked very hard throughout the past year to secure outside grant funding and contributions to purchase land for a new public boat launch facility. The town is proud to report that the new facility is about to become a reality, with construction slated to begin literally any day now. The new facility is the result of a partnership between the town and the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, and will be located on 23 acres of soundfront land adjacent to Chapel by the Sea on Hwy 58 near mile marker 18. For many reasons, the selected site is the last possible site in Emerald Isle for such a facility. The new facility will include four boat launch ramps, parking for 112 vehicle/trailer combinations, 19 singlevehicle parking spaces, a bathroom facility, picnic shelter and future soundfront park amenities. To date, the town has secured more than $3.4 million in grants and contributions for the $4.25 million land purchase and continues to seek additional grant funding. The town has completed the acquisition of all but two acres necessary for the new facility, but has entered into a lease agreement for the final two acres in the interim. The town expects to complete the final land purchase no later Town Hall, 7500 Emerald Drive than September 2011. The NC Wildlife Resources Emerald Isle, NC 28594 Commission has agreed to fund 100 percent of the 252-354-3424 • Fax 252-354-5068 construction cost, estimated at nearly $1 million. The new facility is expected to open to the public Official Website: in early 2011, in time for the warm-weather boating www.emeraldisle-nc.org season. Published Monthly by the town of Emerald Isle for its Residents, Property Owners & Visitors Composed by Frank Rush, Town Manager
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Design Work for New Aquarium Pier Continues The design process for the new Aquarium Pier at Emerald Isle continued throughout FY 09-10 and is nearing completion. The design team, with input
from aquarium and town officials, and a citizen advisory committee, expects to complete the design in late 2010 or early 2011. A public input session is being planned for later this year. The new facility is a partnership between the town and the NC Aquariums, and is the second of three concrete ocean fishing piers planned for the North Carolina coast. The first new pier, Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head, is affiliated with the NC Aquarium at Manteo, and is currently under construction. The Aquarium Pier at Emerald Isle will be affiliated with the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores and
is next in line for construction. The third pier will be located in Carolina Beach and be affiliated with the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher. The new facility in Emerald Isle will include a 1,000-foot concrete ocean (cont. on page 28)
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fishing pier and 10,000-square-foot pier house with aquarium exhibits and banquet facilities. The pier house will be built over the flat beach at the town’s Eastern Ocean Regional Access, located at mile marker 15 on Hwy 58, with new parking and stormwater management features constructed at the Eastern Ocean Regional Access site. The town and the NC Aquariums will be working to secure construction funding for the estimated $16-18 million project over the next year. We hope to open the new facility within the next 3-5 years, thus ensuring the perpetual existence of an ocean fishing pier in Emerald Isle.
Bicycle Path Network Continues to Grow The town completed the construction of 2 miles of additional dedicated bicycle path along Hwy 58 in May 2010. The new 2-mile segment runs along the south side of Hwy 58 from Hurst Drive to Black Skimmer Drive, and connects to a previously constructed 2.2-mile segment that extends all the way to Coast Guard Road at Deer Horn Drive. The new 2-mile segment was funded by the NC Department of Transportation with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The total cost of the project was approximately $500,000. Bicycle paths are a key goal for the town, and the board of commissioners adopted a new Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan in February 2010. The plan includes the eventual construction of a dedicated bicycle path along the remaining length of Hwy 58 (from Hurst Drive to the Indian Beach town limits) and Coast Guard Road (from Deer Horn Drive to The Point). The town completed necessary site preparation work for the next segment of the bicycle path along Coast Guard Road from Deer Horn Drive to Emerald Isle Woods Park in April 2010, thus making it easier to construct that .3-mile segment in the near future. Mayor Art Schools and the town’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee organized a raffle to raise additional funds for this segment during summer 2010. We hope to construct this new segment prior to the 2011 summer season.
New Town Administration Building Opens The new town administration building was completed and opened in August 2009. The new building includes offices for the mayor, commissioners and town administrative staff, a conference room and also provides for long-term growth of the town organization. The new 4,100-square-foot building has an attractive coastal design, and is similar in appearance to the new EMS station. The new building is intended to serve as a symbol of the kind of community we are in Emerald Isle, and should serve the community well for the next several decades. Total construction cost was approximately $765,000. The new building was built to replace the old administrative offices that are now occupied by the police department. In May 2007, the police station was renovated and expanded from 2,200 square feet to 5,000 square feet to relieve significant overcrowding.
Static Line Exception Approved The town’s Static Line Exception Report, which includes a description of the town’s future beach nourishment plans, was approved by the NC Coastal Resources Commission in March 2010. The approval of this report (the “static line exception”) 28
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allows oceanfront lots in eastern Emerald Isle to once again utilize the first line of actual stable vegetation to measure oceanfront setbacks, as opposed to the “static line” used since 2003. The result is that many of the existing oceanfront homes in this area are again considered conforming, making it possible to reconstruct these homes if they are destroyed by fire, storm or if the owner wishes to build a new structure. The restoration of conforming status also makes it easier to refinance these properties and will make it easier for owners to sell their property in the future. The town sought this change to assist oceanfront property owners in this area and to promote property improvements in this area.
Long-Term Beach Nourishment Planning and Permitting Effort Underway; New Financing Plan Developed The town is committed to future beach nourishment efforts to provide storm protection and a wide recreational beach, and formally initiated planning and permitting activities for future locally-initiated beach nourishment projects in March 2010. The town executed an interlocal agreement with Carteret County and the other towns on Bogue Banks to seek a multi-decadal permit for all future beach nourishment projects, and this longterm planning and permitting process is being coordinated by the Carteret County Shore Protection Office. The Carteret County Shore Protection Office has retained a consulting firm to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and secure the necessary federal and state permits. The entire process is expected to take approximately three years and the eventual permits are expected to be valid for 30-40 years or more. The EIS and permits will likely outline acceptable design parameters (sand sources, sand quality, frequency of beach nourishment activities, etc.) up-front in order to provide a more routine and expedited approval process for individual beach nourishment projects over the 30-40 year plus time frame. The town also developed a new financing plan for future beach nourishment activities earlier this year. FY 10-11 is the final year of special district property taxes (16.2 cents for oceanfront properties and 1.1 cent for all others) earmarked for the debt service on the town’s 2003 and 2005 beach nourishment projects. The town intends to eliminate these taxes after FY 10-11, and levy new special district property taxes of 3 cents (oceanfront) and 1 cent (all others) in FY 11-12 and beyond to finance the town’s portion of projected future beach nourishment costs. The town’s new financing plan also relies on significant contributions from Carteret County (derived from room occupancy taxes) and the state to meet future nourishment needs. Although the town (and Carteret County and other towns on Bogue Banks) continues to seek a Federal Shore Protection Project for beach nourishment needs over the next 50 years, the town, county and its other towns are increasingly concerned about the slow pace of the federal effort and the likelihood for future success. The Federal Shore Protection Project was initiated in 1999 and is unfortunately highly uncertain at this time.
Island Harbor Marina Redevelopment Plans Approved The board of commissioners formally approved site and building plans for the proposed redevelopment of Island Harbor Marina in March 2010. The proposed redevelopment involves a reconfiguration of wet slips, construction of a 250-boat dry stack storage facility, a new ship’s store, restaurant and pool. (cont. on page 30)
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The Joint EMS Committee, comprised of three representatives from EI EMS, Inc. and three representatives from the town, meets regularly, and recommended a one-year contract extension in April 2010 to provide additional time to study these issues. The Joint EMS Committee continues its work, and plans to make a recommendation to EI EMS, Inc. and the board of commissioners by early 2011. The options include maintaining a contractual relationship, incorporating EMS into the town organization as a town department, and partnering with Carteret County.
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The town worked closely with the owners of the project over several months to accommodate their plans while maintaining the integrity of town ordinances. The planned new facility has an attractive design and should be an asset to the entire Emerald Isle area when completed.
New Beach Services Plan Implemented In response to increased beach visitation and public demand in recent years, the town implemented a new beach services plan for summer 2010. In the past, the town relied on two Beach Patrol personnel to cover the entire 12 miles of ocean beach in Emerald Isle during the summer months. For summer 2010, the town expanded the Beach Patrol to three personnel and assigned each patrol member to a 4-mile stretch of beach, and also added a dedicated Police Officer on the beach strand at both Bogue Inlet Pier and the Western Ocean Regional Access. The town’s staffing presence increased from two people to five people on the beach strand at any one time, and enabled the town to provide better water rescue, ordinance enforcement and general assistance services to our beach visitors. Overall, the public response to the increased police and beach patrol presence was very positive. Unfortunately, despite these improvements, the town experienced three ocean drownings during summer 2010, and continues to seek costeffective ways to enhance swimmer safety. The overall beach services program will continue to be evaluated, and may be adjusted as the needs evolve in the future.
Recycling Expanded to Entire Beach Strand After a trial program in summer 2009 at a few locations, the town expanded recycling to all public beach access locations along the beach strand for summer 2010. The response to the beach stand recycling program was outstanding, and the town collected approximately 10 tons of recyclables per month from the beach strand. The town continues to seek ways to improve recycling throughout the town.
Planning for the Future of EMS in Emerald Isle Emergency medical services in Emerald Isle are provided by Emerald Isle EMS, Inc., a separate nonprofit corporation under contract to the town. The town and Emerald Isle EMS, Inc. continued to work very closely together over the past year, and have been working to determine the best future organizational structure for EMS in Emerald Isle.
November and December 2009 brought unprecedented rainfall totals to Emerald Isle, causing stormwater flooding problems in many areas along Coast Guard Road. The town estimates that we received at least 35 inches of rain over a 7-week period. To put this in perspective, the town averages approximately 55 inches for an entire year! These rainfall events far exceeded the amount of rain received in any of the recent hurricanes in the past two decades. The town’s five fixed pumps in the Coast Guard Road area worked very well, and those specific areas avoided any problems. Other areas experienced repeated flooding, and town staff responded at all hours of the day and night with town-owned portable pumps and rental pumps brought in to clear the water more quickly. Most areas were cleared in a few days, but had to be pumped multiple times during that period. In the end, the limiting factor was not the amount of equipment or manpower, but rather finding acceptable places to discharge the pumped water. Federal and state regulations allow discharge to the ocean and sound only in limited circumstances, and permission is required to discharge on private property. Although this experience was not pleasant for anyone, the town responded as quickly and effectively as possible, and resolved most issues in a relatively short time frame. Town staff also continues to learn more and more about how to manage these issues, and the town continues to plan for additional permanent Coast Guard Road solutions in the future.
FY 10-11 Budget Adopted; Limits Expenditures, Invests in Coast Guard Road Stormwater Improvements The board of commissioners adopted the FY 10-11 budget in June 2010 after carefully reviewing town expenditures over the past two years in an effort to maintain the lowest tax rate possible. The board adopted a $9.43 million total budget for FY 10-11 that was slightly less than the FY 09-10 budget, with the exception of $375,000 specifically allocated for additional stormwater improvements along Coast Guard Road. The inclusion of Coast Guard Road stormwater funds required a 1cent General Fund tax rate increase, bringing the town’s FY 1011 General Fund rate to 8 cents per $100 of assessed value.
Town Continues to Enjoy 2nd Lowest General Fund Tax Rate Among NC Beach Towns Despite a 1-cent General Fund tax rate increase for FY 1011, Emerald Isle continues to enjoy the second-lowest General Fund tax rate among the 21 NC beach towns. The town’s 8cent rate is higher than only Holden Beach (6.9 cents), while other NC beach town rates range from 9 cents to 32.75 cents. All of the other NC beach towns are on similar revaluation cycles with similar high value properties as Emerald Isle. (cont. on page 48)
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5 AB Planning Board, usually 1st Tues., 6pm, call 7262121, Town Hall Mtg. Room. 25 AB Town Council, 4th Mon., 6pm, Town Hall Mtg. Room. 25 AB Board of Adjustment, 7pm, Town Hall Mtg. Room. Emerald Isle 4 EI Garden Club, usually 1st Monday of month, visitors welcome, 354-5537. 6 EI Extension & Community Assoc., 1st Wed., 10am, EI Parks & Rec., Vera Gaskins 354-2269. 12 EI Town Board, 2nd Tues., 7pm, Town Board Meeting Room, 7500 Emerald Drive. 21 EI Business Assoc., 3rd Thurs., noon, EI Parks & Rec., 3543424. 25 EI Planning Board, 4th Mon., 6pm, Town Board Meeting Room, 7500 Emerald Drive. Indian Beach 13 Indian Beach Town Board, 2nd Wed., 5pm, Town Hall.
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Pine Knoll Shores PKS Board of Adjustment, as necessary, usually 1st Tues., 9:30am. PKS Fire/EMS Department, 2nd Mon., 7pm. PKA, 2nd Mon., 9:30am, Town Hall. PKS Board of Commissioners, 2nd Tues., 6pm, Town Hall. PKS Garden Club, 10am, Carolina Home and Garden, Hwy. 24. There will be no social. Pine Knoll Shores Women’s Club Board meeting, 9am, Town Hall. PKS PIKSCO, 3rd Tues., 5pm. PKS Community Appearance Commission, 3rd Wed., 9am. Pine Knoll Shores Women’s Club Meeting, 9:30am social, 10am, Town Hall. PKS Planning Board, 4th Tues., 2pm
Around the County 5 Carteret County Democratic Party, 1st Tues., 6:30–8pm, District Court, Beaufort, all Democrats invited to attend, 726-2607, carteretdemocrats.org. 12 Carteret County Republican Party, 2nd Tue., 7pm, District Court, Beaufort, all Republicans welcome to attend, 2475660, carteretcountygop.org. 21 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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All activities take place at the Community Center in Emerald Isle, unless otherwise noted. The Community Center’s hours are: Mon-Fri 8am-9pm, Saturday 9am-4pm, closed Sundays. Call 252-354-6350 for more info. Be sure to visit our website at: emeraldisle-nc.org/eiprd. Adult Programs •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, 6-7pm ages 11 & up, 7-9pm 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,W,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) • Fri, 5:30pm, ZUMBA! Fees: Members $1/class, nonmembers $5/class. ♦♦Yoga Program Schedule♦♦ • Yoga! Taught by certified Yoga instructors on staff, these classes focus on basic Yoga postures & asana for the beginner. Tues & Sat at 10am & Thurs at 9am. Gentle Yoga, Friday 10:30am. $2 members & $7 nonmembers. • Yoga as Therapy! Taught by medically certified Yoga & Pilates instructors, these classes are designed & instructed by physical therapists & doctors as therapeutic exercise for back, mind & body. Mon, 10:30am, Wed, 9am: $5 members, $10 nonmembers. **Special Events and Information** Through Oct 19, Tuesdays at 6pm, Walking Club. Each walk will begin and end at the EI Community Ctr. with different routes walked each week; most walks will be 2-3 miles. Rain location will be the EI Community Ctr. gymnasium. Open to participants of all ages; under 16 must be with a parent/guardian. Each mile walked earns 1 point. There will also be Bonus Miles that can be earned each week. At the end of the season, awards and gifts will be given to participants in many different categories. For more information, contact 252-354-6350. Sept 25-Oct 9, 4th annual Flounder Surf Fishing Tournament. Free registration (Aug 28-Sept 22) and excellent prizes! All flounder must be caught by fishing on foot (surf, pier, inlet, sound) from Fort Macon to Emerald Isle. Sponsored by Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation and The Reel Outdoors. Contact 252-354-6350. Oct 4, 6pm, Dr. Bogus Free Surf Fishing Seminar. In conjunction with the Gordie McAdams Speckled Trout Surf Fishing Tournament, Dr. Bogus will be offering a free seminar. Learn about speckled trout surf fishing from one of the area’s most renowned experts. At the Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation Community Center. For more information contact 252.354.6350. Oct 8, 7pm, Friday Free Flicks. Movies are family oriented. Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult. Popcorn and drink for $1. Please bring chairs and/or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks. Call 252.354.6350 for movie title one week prior to showing. Oct 16, 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. Oct 16, 8am, 6th annual Emerald Isle Triathlon. Presented by Emerald Isle Business Association and Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation. The race includes a 750 meter swim in the Atlantic Ocean, 19.3K bike and a 5K run. To register, please visit emeraldislenc.org/eiprd. For more information contact 252-354-6350. Oct 23-Dec 4, 8th annual Gordie McAdams Speckled Trout Surf Fishing Tournament. Free registration (Sept 1-Oct 21) and excellent prizes! All trout must be caught by fishing on foot (surf, pier, inlet, sound) from Fort Macon to Emerald Isle. Sponsored by Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation and The Reel Outdoors. Contact 252-354-6350. Oct 29, 6-8pm, Halloween Carnival. Fun for the whole family includes creating a glow in the dark mural, face painting, liver toss, hanging donut eating contest, ID kits by the EI Police Dept. and more! Admission fee is two bags of individually wrapped candy per child. Sponsored by Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation Department at 7500 Emerald Drive, 252-354-6350.
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Costumes, Cooking and Canoeing By Julie Powers, NC Aquarium Public Relations
Marine Life Masquerade THRILLS AND GILLS are back for the aquarium’s popular Halloween party, Trick or Treat Under the Sea (TOTUS). Again this year, choose from two “frightful” nights – Wednesday, Oct. 27 and Thursday, Oct. 28. Tickets are sold from 4:307:30pm each night. Choose the evening that works best for your family, or come twice for a double dose of fall fun. Trick or treating is the highlight for both nights. Children load up goodie bags at decorated booths, sponsored by local businesses and organizations, throughout the aquarium. People of all ages enjoy underwater pumpkin carving demonstrations and other “spooky” fun and games with an aquatic twist. As in years past, roving costume connoisseurs single out the bestdressed for the occasion throughout the evening. To get ready for the fun, the aquarium ends regular ticket sales at 1pm each day of TOTUS, and reopens at 4:30pm. Admission after 4:30pm is $6 per person; ages 2 and under are admitted free. Aquarium Society memberships, discounted and advance admission tickets, complimentary admission passes and aquarium admission paid before 1pm cannot be used in lieu of the $6 per person charge for this special event.
The Reel Deal Make your fishing wishes come true with the annual Surf Fishing Workshop weekend, Oct.8-10. Expert instruction and hands-on experience are the trademarks of this popular seminar, now in its 20th year. Instruction covers rods, reels, weights, line, tackle, knots, bait, fish identification, catch and release, cast netting, reading the surf, locating fish from the beach and caring for your catch. The course gets beginners off to a great start and is an excellent refresher for all skill levels. The action culminates with a fishing trip to Cape Lookout National Seashore. The cost is $150 per person, and advance registration is required. In addition, weekly sessions cover the basics of pier fishing on Thursday evenings and surf fishing on Friday morning. On Wednesdays, double your fun on the water with a guided kayak 34
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Local Chefs Dish it Out Professional chefs from the area’s top eateries team up with the aquarium to dish out seafood cooking secrets in the Succulent Seafood series. The courses, offered at local restaurants, feature local chefs demonstrating seafood cooking techniques, complete with samples of the finished products. An aquarium educator also offers tips on how to select fresh, seasonal seafood and information on local seafood species. The sessions begin at 2pm. Currently scheduled are the Island Grill in Atlantic Beach on Oct. 11 and Oct. 18, and Fishtales at Town Creek Marina in Beaufort on Nov 1. Additional dates and restaurant information will be posted on the aquarium website. The fee is $15 per person, per class and advance registration is required.
Water Wonders Join the aquarium for weekend kayak or canoe adventures for a new perspective on the fall splendor of the coast. Indoors, add something extra to your visit with behindthe-scenes experiences or children’s programs. Coming soon: Behindthe-scenes with the birds. Meet some of the aquarium’s newest residents and get a “birds-eye view” of the stars of the bird program. The program is offered on Wednesdays from 1-2pm, beginning Nov. 3. Advance registration is required for these programs. The aquarium is open 9am-5pm daily. Admission is $8 for ages 1361, $7 for ages 62 and over and $6 for ages 3-12. Children 2 and under and NC Aquarium Society members are admitted free. The aquarium is five miles west of Atlantic Beach at 1 Roosevelt Blvd., Atlantic Beach, NC 28512. Visit ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores or call 252-247-4003 for more information.
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Nicholas and Johanne Durham and Thomas Metzger to Madelin and Darby Ross and Laurie Bryan, Unit 224, Bogue Shores Condotel, $90,000. Steven and Stephanie Ross to Christopher King, 121 Old Causeway Road, $100,000. SunTrust Bank to Anthony Dale Jones Enterprises, LLC, Unit 360, A Place at the Beach, $140,000. Sarah Jamison to George and Christine Sherman, Unit 249, A Place at the Beach, $140,000. Duncan and Sharon McGoogan to Charles and Anslie Johnson, Unit 337, Dunescape Villas, $345,000.
Patricia Thomas to Henry Everett, 511 Marsh St., $34,000. Patricia Babuin to Thomas J. Johnson, LLC, 406 Pollock St., $41,000. Beneficial Mortgage Co. of NC to Arthur and Patricia Lassek, 545 Gillikin Road, $60,000. Carolyn Carter to Jessie Carlyle and Michelle Cogar, 334 McDaniel Drive, $72,500. Janice and Richard Davis and Howard and Marjorie Wilson to Catherine Debnam, 506 Pine St., $100,000.
George and Kay Thompson to Fred Crumpton, 137 River Drive, $248,000. Alexander and Nancy Moore to James and Shelley Kelly, Unit 4, Beaufort Landing, $307,000.
Brian Woodard to Ronald and Christina McCausley, 103 Bay Shore Drive, $159,000. Harold Crites to Stephen and Gwendolyn Nieradko, Lot 10, Star Hill Golf, $226,000. Annie Popjes to Kenneth and Gwendolyn Counts, 207 Quailwood Court, $300,000.
Sycamore Creek, LLC to J.W.P. Properties, LLC, 100 Olde Towne Yacht Club Drive, No. 612, $370,000.
Wells Fargo to Wendy and Jackie Whitley, 4804 Emerald Drive, $235,000.
John and Marianne Schmitt to Daniel and Courtney Ryon and Philip and Shelly Greer, 10514 Island Circle, $355,000.
Hilda Davis to Nathaniel Smith and Renee Baker, 894 Hwy 70, $135,000
Rachel and Dennis Delmauro to Emmitt Parrish, 203 Loma Linda Drive, $70,000.
US Bank National Assoc. to Daniel and Kathy Miller, 103 Carteret Ave., $105,000.
JEFLA Properties to Linda Shingleton, 502 Neptune Drive, $71,000.
Julius and Ann Cherry to Kimberly Huddle, 1906 Fort Macon Road, $389,000.
Alice Holbrook to David and Leigh Ray, 862 Crow Hill Road, $135,000.
Paxon and William Holz to Linda Shingleton, 304 Dolphin St, $75,000.
Andrew and Tammy Hinton to David and Lynne Welsh, 120 Pond Drive, $530,000.
Floyd and Diana Heatwole to Alan Skidmore, 109 Pleasant Drive, $174,500.
Paxon and William Holz to Linda Shingleton, 306 Bonita St., $75,000. Rachel and Dennis Delmauro to the
Elizabeth and Michael Staker to Susan Wall, Unit B3, Sunset Harbor Condo, $390,000. BFP Development to Bradley and Mary Lanto, 9807 Outrigger Court, $410,000. Debra Dayson to Sam and Lynn Auringer, 200 Captains Court, $469,000. Lee and Rebecca Thompson to Waylon and Ashley Ethridge, Lot 90, Spinnakers Reach, $520,000.
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Charles and Kaye Talman to Thomas and Julian George, 7205 Ocean Drive, $544,000.
Troy and Tina Epps to Jon and Deborah Banks, 1900 Widgeon Drive, $250,000.
Danny Langston to K.L. and Tammy Walston, 322 Easy St., $549,000.
James Ballou and Dolores Guarino to Daniel and Bella Pepi, 206-B Reserve Green, $255,000.
C. Marvin and Eva Bradley to Thomas and Jane Wright, 8627 Ocean View Drive, No. E, $795,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp. to Mark and Lisa Ealey, 7415 Ocean Drive, $1,369,500.
John and Sandra Phillips to Stephanie Phillips, 806 Lord Granville Drive, $260,000. Narron Real Estate Holdings, Inc, to Christopher and Kristen Yanity, 1510 Audubon Lane, $285,000.
Tracy Tosto & Patrick and Andrea Tosto to Roderick Gillikin and Talisha Fulcher, 103 Mariners Court, $52,500.
Mark and Joni Mansfield to Randy and Joyce Hicks, 2901 Arendell St., $325,000.
Deutsch Bank National Trust Co. to James Mason and Kelly Sloan, 116 S. Spooner St., $335,000.
Durward and Sherlie Gillikin to Richard and Nancy Willis, 148 Chadwick Lane (Partial Lot), $10,000. John and Martha Davis to Jill Craig, 559 Bayview Drive, $160,000. Patricia Thomas to Joseph Buie, 115 Jennifer Drive, $435,000.
Paul and Geri Dee McGrath to Christian and Angela Parrish, Unit 201-J, The Ocean Club, $280,000.
Marshallberg Lester and Norrine Fisher to Lindsey Piner, 5.1 undeveloped acres in Marshallberg, $10,000. Wells Fargo Bank to Robert and Irma Fields, 287 Polly Hill Road, $46,000.
David Milewski to David and Debbie Kocher, 244 Hwy 70, $40,000.
HSBC Mortgages Services, Inc. to Phillip Gray Reeves, 202 Barrington Ridge, $133,000.
Crystal Coast School of the Arts, Inc, to Elmer Lewis, 105 Wayne Drive, $572,000.
Clarence and Donna Jones to Bruce and Glenda Duncklee, 660 Pearson Circle, $140,000.
Newport Chadwick Shores Plantation, LLC, to James Tannery, 205 Mayflower Drive, $22,500.
Bank of America, N.A. to Leon and Ann Bundy, Lot 83, Cannonsgate, $24,000.
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BB&T to John and Kathleen Falandys, Lot 488, Cannonsgate, $127,500.
David and Shayna Cerino to Elizabeth Gatlin, 1104 Evans St., $355,000.
William and Carolyn Brown to Another LLC, Slip D-9, Spooners Creek Marina Condominiums, $135,000.
Stephanie and David Galleo to Lorraine Wilson, 448 McCabe Road, $127,500.
Susan Stacy to town of Pine Knoll Shores, 115 Knollwood Drive, $850,000.
Dorothy Fagan to Robert and Elaine Bright, 142 White Oak Bluff, $435,000.
BB&T to Timothy and Sally Dingman, Lot 40, Cannonsgate, $23,500.
Wells Fargo Bank to Jeanne and Mark Brennesholtz, 219 Brandywine Place, $235,000.
Deborah Hill to Patricia Kelley, 126 Pine Grove Road, $110,000.
David and Cynthia King to Michael and Angela Bazemore, Unit 19, Genesis, $470,000.
Marie Casserly to Eric and Nicole Domuczicz, 133 Holly Lane, $128,000.
Steven and Paul Lincoln to Raymond Shelor, 600 35th St., $50,000.
Patricia Styron to M. Bailey Barrow, 5006 Holly Lane, $206,000.
ABDJ Rentals, LLC to Danny and Judy McDuffie, Lot 15, Baywater, $95,000.
John Dildy to Joseph and Victoria Leahy, 156 Oakleaf Drive, $450,000.
William Burgess Estate to Eliza Schenck, 1401 Shackleford St., $350,000.
BB&T to Linda and Gerard Anderson, Lot 29, Cannonsgate, $23,500.
Alan Jones to Douglas and Brenda Oglesby, 175 Drum Inlet, $197,500.
L. Ardan Development Corp. to Vance and Betty Dunn, 114 Buena Vista Drive, $88,500.
Sunny Shores Inc. to Beaconâ€™s Reach Master Assoc., Inc., 510 Salter Path Road, $350,000.
Carolina South Builders, Inc. to William Peek, 102 Swingbridge Drive, $200,000.
U.S. Bank to Richard Flowers, 2606 Mayberry Loop Road, $40,000.
Joanne and Buddy Mann and Michael and Carolyn Barnes to Mary Lippincott, 5105 Midyette Ave., $194,500.
PSF & WW Investments, LLC to Michael and Mary Jo Carroll, Boat Slip 4, Dock C, Cannonsgate, $85,000.
Lionel and Linda Bramble to Donald and Diane Houghton, 312 Pine Knoll Circle, $220,000.
BB&T to Van and Miller Parrish, Lot 489, Cannonsgate, $127,500.
Donald and Shirley Johnston to Ava Willis, 804 Cedarwood Village, $181,500.
BB&T to Michael and Kelly Gyure, Lot 461, Cannonsgate, $75,000.
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Frankland Associates, LLC to 1926 Snowy Egret Drive, $340,000.
Bank of America, N.A. to Ross Lampe, Lot 52, Bogue Watch, $22,500.
Neil and Martha Stephenson to Gerald and Vilma Sommer, 303 Barbour Road, No. 404, $166,000.
U.S. Bank to B Fetzer Properties, Inc., 925 Church St., $74,000.
Herman and Joann Rivenbark, 186 Sheppard Cruse Drive, $30,000. Belle Cove Land Development to Tim Arrington, 411 George Taylor Road, $37,500. SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. to Philip and Shiela Daniels, Lot 375, Cannonsgate, $42,500. Herbert and Shirley Page to MW Custom Homes, LLC, 104 Lake Arthur Estates, $50,000. Chadwick Shores Plantation, LLC to William and Patricia Alley, 220 Settlement Lane, $50,000. Chadwick Shores Plantation, LLC to David and Shelley Miller, 303 Orchard Circle, $65,000.
David and Beverly Henderson to Norman and Susan Davis, 311 Snow Goose Lane, $160,000. Park Villas Holdings, LLC to Lou Coogan, 175 Murdoch Road, Unit 101, $172,000. Alan and Crystal Yost to Kristopher and April Chester, 106 Croatan Drive, $174,000. Rodney and Angela Kirkland to Timothy Klaumann, 130 Avis Drive, $183,500. Bobby and Joy Bell to Daniella Smith, 177 Quinn Hill Road, $190,000. Relative Investment, LLC to BB&T, Lot 178, Cannonsgate, $235,000. McNeill and Associates, Inc. to Charles and Bethanie Robinett, 211 Morada Bay Drive, $248,000. McNeill and Associates, Inc. to Mark and Brenda Trimpey, 304 Angelfish Court, $250,000. Benjamin and Courtney Davies to Adam and Charlene Touchton, 102 Everett Court, $355,000. Mossey Faison and Courtney Stephenson to John and Erin Durbin, 422 Coastal View Court, $359,000. Jeffrey and Dana Rideout to Jimmie and Karen Foss, 413 Pearson Circle, $485,000.
William and Willi Foster to Yvonne Harris and Frank Huter, 878 Crow Hill Road, $215,000.
Holland Farm Development to Sun Coast Homes and Development, Inc., 121 Holland Farm Road, $50,000. Holland Farm Development to Patrick Grant Dudley, 103 Meadowbrook Court, $50,000. McNeill and Associates Rentals, Inc. to Nicholas and Pamela Croasdell, 601 Pellitier Loop Road, No. B-11, $120,000. McNeill and Associates to Charles and Elizabeth Jessup, 601 Pelletier Loop Road, No. 151, $125,000. McNeill and Associates to Karin Woodruff, 601 Pelletier Loop Road, No. 601 A-6, $125,000. Gregory Jamison, William Jamison, III, Joseph Jamison and Amanda Scearce to Keith and Marcia Kearney, 214 Hidden Bay Drive, $128,000. Sun Coast Homes and Development, Inc. to Leon and Patricia Brusich, 102 Holland Farm Road, $224,500. John and Gladys McCray, 424 Shoreside Drive, $457,500. * 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.
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Ghosts, Goblins and Ghouls On Friday, Oct. 29, Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a Halloween Carnival for the whole family. Participate in the creation of a glow-in-the-dark mural, have your face painted, take part in the hanging donut eating contest or find out just how far you can toss a liver.
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AT L A N T I C B E A C H
T O W N Meeting Council member Veda Palma was formally excused from the meeting.
Parking Options Explored HAVING LISTENED TO several opinions, concerns and recommendations during a public hearing last month and expressed since that time, council drew up a list of options to diminish parking problems and congestion occurring at the boat ramp off Moonlight Drive. These suggestions include a parking area clearly outlining four spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis on the right side of the ramp for a 12x50-foot vehicle with trailer and an area on the left side of the ramp for loading and unloading with a limit of 15- or 30-minute parking and posting a “no parking anytime – towing enforced” sign on the south side shoulder of Moonlight across from Moonlight Drive. Council also requested suggestions on regulating hours of parking allowed so as not to disturb neighbors. One solution was allowing ramp use at all hours if trailers are parked elsewhere from 11pm to 5am. They also put up for consideration regulating hours seasonally from April through November for parking or closing. Council would then consider final ramp and park rules and adopt them as an ordinance. The town would then post 30-minute parking signs approved at the June meeting, or repeal and adopt a substitute provision. Councilman Ed Briley remarked that the “biggest problem is the congestion in the street” and added that suggestions to him had included no parking from the first of May until Thanksgiving. “After Thanksgiving, there’s not enough vehicular activity there,” he said. On regulating between the hours of 9pm and 5am, Joe Shute remarked that he “liked the plan” which he found very reasonable, but was against the seasonal limits of May through November. He pointed out the loss of revenue during this period, explaining the average boater spends between $40 and $100 per day. “Multiply that by four and 300 days a year – that’s a lot of money,” he said. Noting the plan would only negatively impact that 5 percent who like to fish at night, he added, “Most of the fishermen on the beach will have no problem with [it].” Several of the residents on Moonlight Drive asked to enforce speed limits as many of the boaters using the ramp tend to “race around” – many exceeding 40 mph, to get into line – posing a dangerous situation for all who lived there. Mayor Trace Cooper thanked council and citizens for their input. He said, “We’re trying to come up with a solution that works for everyone.” No action was taken.
Town Honors Culpepper The town thanked police Sgt. Sherrie Culpepper for her service as National Night Out coordinator, praising her diligence and exemplary dedication to the best interests of the community during the months leading up to the 2010 event. Mayor Cooper presented Culpepper with a plaque stating she had made excellent and constructive contributions toward community relations in the town, while earning the admiration and high regard of those who had met her. Police Chief Alan Smith added that the event was a “huge success” with over 800 people attending. Fifty-four citizens and establishments donated $7,838 in real cash and prizes.
New Gateway into Town Calling it “first-class help at a bargain price,” Mayor Cooper introduced the “causeway visionary concepts and public participation coordination” project. In an effort to make the entrance into town a prettier one, the town is seeking to discover a new vision for the Atlantic Beach Causeway by making it more aesthetically appealing and pedestrian friendly with the assistance of graduate students in landscape architecture who will gain experience in the process. He noted that the goal was to create a format to follow for the future and a visionary plan for the “gateway into town,” while providing an “exceptional opportunity to utilize the university service.” Upon motion made by council members Ed Briley and Ann Batt, council unanimously approved the service agreement with the NC State University College of Design Extension Service. This is subject to the approval [of contract language] by the town attorney, as well as a budget transfer request of $8,750 – part of which is a stipend for the graduate students. The Community Design Laboratory will assist the 42
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town in the development of conceptual plans and designs, while providing an overall conceptual master plan for downtown. These designs will include a streetscape and development plan showing alternatives for entranceway signage, sidewalk designs, crosswalks, street lighting, trees and landscaping. As this is a community-wide project, Ed Briley urged citizens to “get involved” and give their input in the process. Community participation workshops will assist in the development of plans and ideas for the future of the town. The project will run through May 15 with the first meeting scheduled for Sept. 23.
Additional Antennas for Water Tower Jim Hildebrand of Verizon Wireless was on hand to clarify a second amendment to the town’s existing lease agreement with Alltel in which that company leased space at 112 East Bogue Blvd. for six antennas. Verizon Wireless acquired Alltel in January 2009. The new amendment with Cellco Partnership, doing business as Verizon Wireless, adds three new antennas to the town’s water tower at a monthly rent increase of $500. The additional antennas will allow the company to transmit both “800” and Personal Communications Services frequencies. Mayor Cooper called for a motion to approve the second amendment to the water tower lease agreement, which carried unanimously with a motion to approve made by council members Trish Ide and Ann Batt.
Public Comments Zulene Wooten would like to see “Jungleland” cleaned up a little bit. She commented that it was beginning to “look like one.” Joe Goodson would like to see less glass bottles on the beach. He also feels a sign on East Boardwalk, “Children Playing,” would deter many overzealous drivers from speeding in the area. Pace Winstead publicly thanked Marine Patrol Officer Jay Smith for rescuing her and later retrieving her boat after she found herself stranded on a sandbar. Winstead is undergoing chemotherapy and Smith felt she shouldn’t be in the sun any longer. “To live in a town like this, is wonderful to start with,” she said. “But, when you get that kind of kindness … it’s just overwhelming.”
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M AY O R ’ S Notes Know Your Town’s Re-Entry Policy I AM WRITING this a week after Hurricane Earl brushed by Mayor Trace Cooper our coastline. At its peak, Earl was one of the most powerful storms in recent history. We dodged a bullet when it passed us by quickly offshore. The hurricane was the first storm that threatened Atlantic Beach since we instituted our new emergency operations plan and disaster re-entry process over a year ago. As such, it gave us a good idea of how prepared we are for such an event. Our staff executed our plan quickly and flawlessly. The members of our staff have a lot of experience in these situations and their efficiency and professionalism in the face of a potential disaster gives me a lot of confidence that we are as ready as any town can be for severe weather. From our public services, to police and fire departments, everyone was on point. In addition, the true stars of this storm event ended up being the members of our staff that had to work with our residents who were not as prepared as they should have been. Our administrative services team – June Harris, Cheryl Hamilton, Laurie Hasulak and Laura Waters along with our clerk, Kelly Cyrus – handled questions and concerns from hundreds of residents who were unaware of our re-entry permit procedure. This procedure, which is outlined below, has been in effect for nearly two years. Our citizens have been notified about the process through direct mail, in the local press, in our town newsletters, in our water bills, on our website and here in the pages of the Island Review. Nonetheless, a lot of people were not aware of the policy and waited until the last minute to familiarize themselves with it. Our team at town hall handled all of these requests with their typical professionalism and even agreed to continue issuing passes after the 24-hour deadline called for by our emergency operations plan. The purpose of a re-entry plan is to limit who can come back onto the island after a storm that causes serious damage. We do this to protect the property of those who live in Atlantic Beach or have businesses here. If your front door gets blown off, we don’t want the general public driving down your street. With this in mind, we need to limit the issuance of re-entry passes to those who really need them – property owners, business owners and residents. All property and business owners were contacted last year and asked to register to get their passes and most complied. Following is a summary of our re-entry pass policy: • Property and business owners are given two passes free of charge. • The passes are permanent and should be treated like any other important document. They should be kept in a safe place and should be transferred to the new owner in the event a property is sold. • If a pass is lost, a replacement pass will be issued to an owner for $25. • People who rent property must get their pass from their landlord or property manager. • We will not issue or reissue any passes within 24 hours of the projected arrival of a storm event. When a storm gets that close, our staff needs to focus on their emergency management duties. • The passes will only be needed in the event of an evacuation of the town, and only then if significant damage occurs during the storm event. In the case of Hurricane Earl, after it was clear that there would be minimal damage we allowed access onto the island to everyone starting at 5:30am – there was no need for the passes. We do all we can to keep our citizens informed of things like this. But, it is also important for citizens to take a small amount of initiative to keep themselves informed. All relevant information is available on our website at atlanticbeachnc.com. If you use Facebook, we keep our page updated at facebook.com/ AtlanticBeachNC. And, of course, you can always stop by or call town hall at (252) 726-2121 – but please don’t wait until a few hours before a major hurricane arrives to do so.
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PINE KNOLL SHORES
T O W N Meeting Country Club Seeks Partnership CHIP CHAMBERLIN OF the Country Club of the Crystal Coast approached the Pine Knoll Shores Board of Commissioners during the regularly-scheduled September meeting in hopes of enticing the town into a partnership. Chamberlin was joined by seven of the club’s nine board members as he spoke during the public comment segment of the meeting. Citing tight financial times, Chamberlin’s hope is that Mayor Ken Jones and Town Manager Brian Kramer will meet with him privately to discuss the possibility of the club and town partnering to provide recreational options for town residents. “I’m trying to open communication between the country club and the town of Pine Knoll Shores and like I said last night, I want to meet with the mayor and the town manager to see if the town has any interest,” Chamberlin said the day after the meeting. “I think we have so much to offer the community, we have a tennis facility, a swimming pool, and the town doesn’t have any of these assets. We’re the only golf course on the island and the town doesn’t really have any recreational facility. “I was hired to take the golf course to the next level,” Chamberlin said. “And we’re willing to do what we need to do to make the country club the best it can be.” Formerly known as Bogue Banks Country Club, Chamberlin took the general manager position 11 months ago. In that time, he said the club has gained 100 new members, although the economy still makes it difficult for the club to survive. “Not all golf courses are thriving like they once were,” said Chamberlin. “These are tough financial times.” Mayor Jones said he was not surprised by the club making a public request to meet, noting that he had received several emails during the last few weeks. And while he could not comment on what the town’s response will be, he said he is certainly willing to sit down and listen to what Chamberlin has to say. Chamberlin said the morning after the meeting that while he was not at liberty to discuss them, the country club does have other options available to ensure its continued operation.
Bark Park Club Allen Smith represented the interests of Pine Knoll Shores dog owners as he offered a PowerPoint presentation on a proposed dog park behind town hall. At an estimated cost of $6,220, Smith’s rendering includes 6,800 sq. ft. of large dog space and a separate 3,600 sq. ft. for smaller dogs. The fenced-in area would be constructed and maintained by volunteers, he said. Thus far, he has raised $2,000 toward the construction cost and has 421 signatures 44
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on a petition supporting the project. Commissioner John Halada pointed out that while a dog park was one of the recreational options town residents identified in a survey last year, it was number 12 on the list – making it a lower priority than parks for people and other facilities. Liability and the potential for dog violence was also broached – with Smith stating that all users would be required to sign a liability waiver in order to use the site. In addition, he said, they must show proof of vaccinations. “I think another thing that sort of concerns some of us is what happens down the road,” Mayor Jones added, noting that the town could easily be saddled with the responsibility if interest wanes.
Rowing Over the ROW In one of the easiest discussions this year about the controversial right-of-way (ROW) property that provides a buffer between Pine Knoll Shores’ streets and residential lots, the study group created in July made two suggestions – enforce what you already have and have the ordinance reviewed by the planning board if needed. The subject has become one of contention this year, not necessarily due to public input, but because of safety concerns. The swath of land, which is owned by the town, is often used for parking and/or planting, causing a safety issue when large fire trucks and other emergency vehicles have to access the street. As the ordinance reads, residents may plant flowers and low-lying shrubbery, no higher than three feet high, as long as it hasn’t been deemed a safety hazard by the town. Throughout the process several commissioners have suspected that the problem was more of an enforcement issue than a problem with the ordinance itself. Commissioner Clark Edwards made a motion to refer the ordinance to the planning board for further action and Commissioner Bob Danehy offered a second. The item passed unanimously.
In Other News • The board passed an ordinance requiring that holes dug in the beach by recreational users be filled before they leave the site to avoid accidents. It passed 4-1, with Commissioner Larry Kacmarcik voting against the measure because he felt it would be difficult to enforce. • The board unanimously approved the $6,000 purchase of a bucket truck for the public works department. The truck, a 1997 model, is being sold by Pride Electric. • A public hearing is slated for 6pm on Tuesday, Oct. 12, for amendments to the zoning ordinance. The board hopes to add a definition for the “total land area of a lot” to Zoning Section 74-2. Amanda Dagnino, Island Review Staff
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C L U B News Women’s Club is Ready, Set to Go! THE PINE KNOLL Shores Women’s Club’s first meeting of the 2010-2011 year was Sept. 24 at town hall with refreshments at 9:30am and the meeting at 10am. The program “Specialties from Alex and Brett” featured their bakery in Morehead City and how they decided to settle in this area. The October meetings will be held at town hall with the board at 9am on Oct. 15, and with the members on Oct. 22, which includes a 9:30am social and 10am meeting. Tom King will review our local World War II and Korean vets in preparation of Veterans Day to “Honor Our Own.” The Supper Club will have a cocktail party on Oct. 17 (contact Pat Ruggiero or Edy Rene’ Magel). Cook’s Night Out is Oct. 22 at Fish Tales located at Town Creek Marina in Beaufort (contact Bobbie Hill).
members’ homes with husbands where recipes are enjoyed and shared, and dine with husbands at local restaurants for Cook’s Night Out. Community service includes donations to needy organizations, college scholarships and correspondence/services to needy members. The goal of these meetings is to enhance the friendship and support that develops and continues as they meet throughout the year from September to June. All activities are optional based on member interest and ability. Membership dues of $20 are due by Sept. 24 in order for members to be included in the club directory. Dues (checks are preferred) can be mailed to Treasurer Marilyn Lindblad or brought to the meeting. Current members are encouraged to invite friends and neighbors to join. Membership is possible even after the first meeting. All women living in Pine Knoll Shores are urged to join and enjoy club activities with their neighbors.
Garden Club Hosts Cooking Class The Oct. 13 meeting of the Pine Knoll Shores Garden Club will take place at Carolina Home and Garden on Highway 24, with a business meeting at 10am. No social is planned. Members will meet at town hall and carpool. The program will start at 11am. Shawn Pratt, a professional chef, will lead a class on “Cooking with Herbs.” There will be a $15 fee to cover the cost of the food. Recycling will be a focus of the club’s activities for the coming year. The Garden Club will sell undecorated Christmas wreaths again this year and orders have to be in by Oct. 15 for delivery on Dec. 1. There will be an expanded birdhouse competition and the Garden Club members will participate in the Tree City Fair by selling plants.
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The Pine Knoll Shores Women’s Club board poses for a photo as they plan the 2010-11 year. The turtle, as seen on the right side of the photo, symbolizes the steadfastness needed to meet goals of service and friendship in the community.
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President Barbara Bagby plans to welcome this year’s members with her theme focusing on life’s true necessities: shelter, food, drink and faith. What inspired her theme was an anonymous quote, Symbol of the Turtle: “Taking their homes with them wherever they go, turtles remind us to remember our roots while still welcoming new places and phases in life. The turtle’s slow gait requires the animal to have faith that it will eventually get where it is going. They teach us to appreciate life’s true necessities: shelter, food, drink and faith.” As we drive into Pine Knoll Shores, our highway welcome sign notes that we are a turtle sanctuary. Turtles have a strong shell and move slowly and relentlessly to their objective this time of year to lay their eggs. Bagby intends to help the women relate this theme to their lives in Pine Knoll Shores as they enjoy various speakers at meetings talking about special foods, our distinguished local residents, helpful and enjoyable activities and holiday experiences. They also meet to plan social and community activities. Members have the opportunity to win gifts donated by members each month. Outside of meetings, women learn about local cultural activities, participate in book clubs, enjoy a Supper Club at
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M AY O R ’ S Notes Reaching the Beach Accesses GREAT NEWS! FOR several years you have heard time and time again about the beach accesses needing to be done. Here it is: they are all located and in the process of final build-out. I want to explain a few things about why we did them, how we did them and where to go from here. In 2004 Pine Knoll Shores entered an agreement with the Federal Government that essentially said we would accept sand for beach renourishment from the Army Corps of Engineers’ 933 Project and in return we will provide a beach Mayor Ken Jones access every half-mile throughout the town. The town also agreed to provide 10 parking spaces for each of these accesses. At this time, we already had five accesses in place. These accesses were opened as a result of the town’s own locally-funded renourishment project in the 2002 timeframe. So we had five accesses in place and needed six more to meet the Corps’ half mile rule. Back in 2004 we had the six new access sites identified. Unfortunately, we did not have any lease agreements or purchases finalized. In other words, we had no legal claim to any of these six sites. For a variety of reasons (environmental and legal, mainly – none of which had anything to do with Pine Knoll Shores) the sand was not placed on the beach until January-March 2007.
Fast forward to 2007-2008, when the town started working on meeting its access requirements. Why the delay? Because our position was “no sand, no accesses.” Also, a bit of time had passed since the commitment was made. The town board had changed, many homeowners association boards had changed, and residents had come and gone. What was considered by the Corps to be a promise by Pine Knoll Shores, was now a bad deal to us. One of the last accesses we purchased, and one that received quite a bit of media attention, is the one on Knollwood Drive. The description in many publications is accurate in that we are going to have access and 10 parking spaces along with emergency vehicle access (another top consideration). The plan is to sell the portion we don’t need. This lot will be buildable and we do not want to hold a valuable piece of property that would be better used privately, nor do we want to remove it from the tax roles. Our top considerations throughout this process have been to be fiscally prudent, and to be as unobtrusive to nearby property owners as possible. We wanted to respect people’s right to privacy. Going forward we will have to maintain the accesses and their associated parking areas. Again, we continue to try our best to protect nearby property owners and be environmentally sensitive and fiscally responsible. This has been a long arduous process, but in the end we are compliant with the Army Corps of Engineers’ requirements; the future health of our beaches depends on it.
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Association and Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation. The race includes a 750-meter swim in the Atlantic Ocean, 19.3K bike and a 5K run. To register, visit emeraldisle-nc.org/eiprd. Details: Brittany Wood at 252-354-6350 or email@example.com. 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. Details: Linda Phelps at 910-326-6164 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Fall in the Water Meet. 10am-2pm. Bring your traditional boat and join the annual Traditional Small Craft Association gathering at Gallants Channel docks. All small boats welcome. Details: 252728-7317. Fri. 22: Lunch with a Dash of History. Noon. Join The History Place and Rodney Kemp for a fun lunchtime program that focuses on area history. The cost is $10 with lunch and $4 without and reservations must be made on the Wednesday prior to the event. Today’s topic is Cedar Island. Details: email@example.com or 252-247-7533. 23-24: 23rd Carolina Kite Fest. 10am-4pm. Sheraton Atlantic Beach. Sponsored annually by Kites Unlimited in the Atlantic Station shopping center, the kite fest takes advantage of the fall ocean breezes to raise this fun-filled weekend to new heights. Free.
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23-Dec. 4: 8th annual Gordie McAdams Speckled Trout Surf Fishing Tournament. Registration is free for this annual trout tourney. All fish must be caught on foot (surf, pier, inlet or sound) from Fort Macon to Emerald Isle. Event is sponsored by Emerald Isle Parks and Rec. Details: Brittany Wood at 252-354-6350 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Sat. 23: Fall Fundraising Party. 6:30pm. The gala Fall Fundraising Party for the Beaufort Historical Association has long been a favorite end of season bash. Held in a historic Beaufort home, the event features the work of a featured artist which is available to purchase as the night progresses. Cost is $75 per person. Details: 252-728-5225. 27-28: Trick or Treat Under the Sea. 4:30-8pm. Join the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores for Halloween fun. Explore the haunted sea for a howling good time with an aquatic twist. Special admission is $6 per person, ages 2 and under are free. Details: 252247-4003 or ncaquariums.com. Thur. 28: Civil War Musket Demo. 11am. Gather at the entrance for Fort Macon State Park to learn the firing process of the Civil War musket. Details: 252-726-3775. Fri. 29: Halloween Carnival. Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation are sponsoring an evening of family fun. Admission is one bag of candy per child. Details: Brittany Wood at 252-354-6350 or email@example.com. Fright Night. 5:30-8pm. Don’t miss the spooky haunted exhibit hall, sweet treats and a few tricks at this unique NC Maritime Museum event. Hear tales of “Maritime Myths and Legends” at 7pm. Details: 252-728-7317. ISLAND REVIEW/October 2010
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New ‘Residents & Visitors Guide’ The town works hard to keep our residents, property owners and visitors well-informed about the town, and one tool is the new “Residents & Visitors Guide.” This comprehensive guide was updated in April 2010, and includes all of the key information about town programs, services and regulations, and is available free at the town administration building. A copy of the guide can also be downloaded at emeraldisle-nc.org/ residentvisitorguide.
Other Notable Accomplishments/Items During FY 09-10: • Mayor Schools and Commissioners Hedreen, Wootten and Wright were re-elected in November 2009, and will continue their public service to the town through 2011 and 2013. • A new town ordinance requiring unattended beach equipment to be removed from the beach strand each night was adopted in January 2010, and was implemented in May 2010 and all through the summer. Town staff made a significant effort to educate the public and provide friendly warnings, and this effort greatly reduced overnight clutter on the beach strand. • The US Army Corps of Engineers placed additional dredge spoils from the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway at The Point in early 2010, helping to further stabilize this area. • The town received an Honorable Mention as a “BicycleFriendly Community,” reflecting the town’s past and continuing efforts. The town continues to strive for the full designation in the future. • The old EMS station, located on Cedar Street, was sold to a local couple in February 2010, and the proceeds from the sale were used to fully retire outstanding debt on a new fire engine. • The Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners pushed for Carteret County to remain on schedule for the planned 2011 tax revaluation so that tax values reflect current market conditions. After some debate, the county agreed to proceed with the 2011 tax revaluation, which will take effect in FY 11-12. • Emerald Isle EMS, Inc., the nonprofit organization funded by the town to provide emergency medical services, took delivery of a new ambulance in early 2010. Emerald Isle continues to enjoy high quality paramedic services. • The NC Department of Transportation, after receiving a formal request from the town, agreed to resurface the entire length of NC 58 from Coast Guard Road to the Indian Beach town limits. NCDOT is planning to complete this work in late 2010 and early 2011, and will also construct a dedicated leftturn lane at the new public boat launching facility. • The Public Works Department oversaw the resurfacing of approximately 1.2 miles of town streets. Overall, the town’s street network is in generally good condition, however, declining state Powell Bill revenues make it increasingly difficult to keep up with resurfacing needs. • The town continues to experience a growing deer population, particularly along the Coast Guard Road corridor, and undertook a controlled hunt to reduce the deer population in early 2010. Additional deer population management strategies are currently being evaluated for the long-term. • The town is participating in the development of the new Carteret County Comprehensive Transportation Plan, a long-term plan for future bridge, highway and bicycle path improvements in Emerald Isle and other areas of Carteret County. • The Planning Board and Planning and Inspections Department worked to develop appropriate regulations for “internet sweepstakes cafes” before the NC General Assembly 48
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enacted a ban on these establishments this summer. • In February 2010, the town agreed to participate in the new consolidated Carteret County E911 dispatch center scheduled to open in early 2011. Beginning in early 2011, E911 communications services will be provided by county personnel rather than EI Police staff. The town will maintain limited staffing at the police department during evening and weekend hours, and this transfer is expected to result in annual savings to the town of approximately $100,000. • The Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with the Emerald Isle Business Association and committed volunteers, continued a strong tradition of quality special events, including the 4th annual Day 4 Kids, 6th annual Emerald Isle Triathlon, 6th annual Christmas Parade and the 19th annual St. Patrick’s Festival.
Stay Informed! The town maintains a comprehensive website (emeraldislenc.org), an email distribution list (sign up in the top right corner of the website), publishes the monthly Emerald Tidings newsletter in the Island Review magazine mailed to all property owners and has a presence on Twitter and Facebook. The town also recently developed an optimized website for smartphones that is more user-friendly for these devices. The town continues to seek out new ways to keep the public informed!
Town Employees Strive to Provide Highest Quality Services The entire town staff is committed to serving you in the best way possible, and our employees work hard to maintain and improve our beautiful town. Although there is always room for improvement, the town is fortunate to employ a quality staff of committed people. Despite declining resources, the various town departments continued to provide the high quality, responsive, and courteous daily services that our residents, businesses, and visitors deserve in Emerald Isle over the past year, and will continue to do so in the future. All of us at the town of Emerald Isle are proud of the town’s accomplishments over the past year, and we look forward to an even more productive year ahead! Enjoy Emerald Isle! We are all so fortunate to be here and enjoy this wonderful place!
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Owners Randy Hanford and Kris Shoffner, a brother and sister team, welcome you to Flipperz Family Bar and Grill. Randy and Kris literally created every part of Flipperz, floor to ceiling, from the warmth of the inlaid hardwood tables and booths to the beautiful mosaic Flipperz sign. Most unusual is the “Penny Bar,” covered with 4,000 shiny, new uncirculated pennies. The screened porch is another popular feature but the most recent addition to the restaurant is Flipperz Etc. – retail therapy at its best with a selection of Flipperz memorabilia, beachwear and phenomenal wines. Loaves of Flipperz fresh sourdough bread, baked daily, meet legendary homemade soups while Randy creates all of the fresh marinades to add a special touch to each entrée. One of Flipperz’ trade secrets is George’s Mix, a dry blend of seasonings that wakes up anything from salads to turkey to fish to soup. Appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches and full-course meals are available for lunch and dinner. There will be no deliveries this year and to-go orders will be handled on a seasonal basis depending on in-house volume. Call 252-354-7775 for more information.
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When it comes to Italian cuisine on the Crystal Coast, everyone thinks of Milazzo Italian Restaurant, conveniently located inside the Sheraton on Atlantic Beach. The extensive new menu features authentic Italian dishes, original creations from our resident Italian Chef Andreola, as well as locally harvested seafood choices. Guests thoroughly enjoy our outside dining terrace which offers easy access to the beach and our pier. Milazzo features a casual familyfriendly atmosphere complete with affordable prices and a very extensive Italian wine list in the Milazzo lounge which overlooks the ocean. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, just don’t forget to make a reservation. Watch the local paper for the start date of our Early Islander dinner specials. With the holidays approaching, the staff is busy booking holiday parties and luncheons. We invite you to reserve a section of the restaurant for a small group of friends or book a large banquet hall for up to 400 people. Don’t miss our famous Thanksgiving Day Brunch complete with all the traditional holiday favorites … spiced up a little with Chef Andreola’s Italian specialties. Reservations for this event are highly recommended. Milazzo Italian Restaurant is located at 2717 West Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach inside the Sheraton. For reservations call 252-240-1155, event planning at 252-222-4014 or visit milazzorestaurant.com.
Looking for high quality food and exceptional service in a fun and relaxing atmosphere? Then head on over to RuckerJohns. This family oriented and owned restaurant has been treating the Emerald Isle crowd for more than 20 years. The menu ranges from mouth-watering appetizers, juicy burgers, sophisticated sandwiches and specialty salads, to fresh seafood, tender steaks and flavorful chops and ribs. They also offer delicious daily specials and a soup of the day that will have you coming back for more. Caitlin’s Corner, the kids’ menu, has plenty to choose from for even the most discriminating palate. Everything is prepared in-house from scratch, which has easily made RJs a favorite for locals and vacationers alike. Along with their appetizing menu, they also have all ABC permits featuring seasonal specialty drinks along with a wide variety of wines by the glass and an array of beer on tap. So drop on in and see for yourself what makes this favorite a restaurant and more. RuckerJohns is open seven days a week from 11am to 10pm. For more information visit them on the web at ruckerjohns. com.
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Portofino Ristorante & Wine Bar The Ayre family, owners of Kathryn’s Bistro & Martini Bar, has brought family-style dining to the Crystal Coast. Portofino Ristorante & Wine Bar is back in 2010 with a new menu and a fresh approach to Italian style dining that will appeal to anyone looking for a great meal at an affordable price. In 2010, Portofino added 37 new dishes to the menu to offer diners upscale flair at a reasonable price. In addition to everyone’s Italian favorites, specialty selections include unique twists on classic chicken, veal and seafood dishes that are sure to appeal to all varieties of diners. The restaurant also houses a full salad bar with assorted fresh greens as well as a large selection of pasta salads, vegetables, fresh mozzarella and homemade salad dressings. Gourmet pizza selections from our brick oven are family favorites. Portofino specializes in large homemade pizzas that appeal to all varieties of pizza lovers. Choose from an assortment of pizza creations such as Mediterranean, Meat Lovers and Seafood Pizza. The goal of Portofino Ristorante & Wine Bar is to offer a diverse menu that will bring in families across the Crystal Coast. The casual atmosphere makes Portofino a great place to bring your children and the restaurant is designed to accommodate your large group. Portofino offers a great selection of moderately priced Italian wines by the glass as well as by the bottle. This allows people the chance to taste Italian wines at an affordable price. Please ask about renting out our patio for your special event or family reunion. We are able to accommodate large parties
with a full service menu or special catering options on our outdoor patio. Building off our success in 2009, Portofino will continue to offer full service catering to vacation rentals. Spend more time relaxing and less time preparing meals – let us do the work for you and deliver fresh made meals to your house. Portofino catering offers a taste of excellence that’s sure to please! Visit kathrynsbistro.com to find out more about our unique and seamless catering offerings. The Ayre family is combining great, affordable food with a casual, comfortable atmosphere to make Portofino your favorite place for family-style dining. We encourage you to visit portofinoemeraldisle.com to get a glimpse of our new menu and visit Portofino Ristorante & Wine Bar today to find out why we are Emerald Isle’s favorite place for Italian cuisine.
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Find your one stop restaurant for steamed oysters, clams, crab and shrimp at Snapperz Grill and Steam Bar. But the offerings at Snapperz don’t stop with seafood – you’ll also find steak entrees, salads, big burgers and sandwiches complete with garnish bar, beer, wine, and mixed beverages. Owners Randy and Terry Hanford invite you to enjoy Snapperz’ Key West atmosphere, enjoy a drink outside under the live oak trees or come inside for the perfect dining experience by their locally designed mosaic fireplace. Plus, you can enjoy a bucket of fresh steamed oysters, clams, crab or shrimp shucked barside at their customdesigned steam bar. Snapperz Grill and Steam Bar is located at 3710 Arendell Street in Morehead City and open from 11am-9pm, Sunday through Thursday and 11am-10pm on Friday and Saturday. Call 252-240-1313 for more information.
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TURTLE TRACKS Green Turtle Caps a Great Nesting Season WHEN THE 2010 sea turtle season began, the Emerald Isle Sea Turtle Protection Program volunteers were hoping for an increase in turtle activity relative to past years. Well, their dreams came true. Emerald Isle has recorded a total of 29 nests – an 81 percent increase over the 2009 season and a 260 percent increase over the 2008 season. In the past 10 years, the Emerald Isle team has typically located only one or two nests in August, but this year yielded six nests. The crawls leading to nest 24 were found by Joan and Bill Gerdsen near the Western Beach Access on Aug. 2. Joan was especially happy as this was her first find after five years of walking beaches early in the morning. The crawl that led to nest 25 was spotted by Emerald Isle Beach Patrol workers on the morning of Aug. 4. Moving the nest to higher ground was proven to be a wise decision when the very high surf from Tropical Storm Colin and Hurricane Earl flooded over the original nest site. Nest 26 was a “phantom nest” because the volunteers believed that it existed but had never been able to find it. Despite the efforts of Pat Guarino, Diane Schools and Mary Mahns on June 16, the actual site remained elusive until some baby turtles were spotted by visitors on Aug. 12. This led to the discovery of the nest site and revealed that it had hatched out 72 live babies. Nests 27 and 28 were found on Aug. 16 and 18 respectively, by Pat Guarino and Emilie and Bernie Zucker. Nest 29, located on Aug. 30 by Joanne Moen, was a special treat because it was found on Joanne’s birthday and turned out to be a green turtle nest. Although juvenile green turtles are often found stranded or are seen inshore, they rarely nest on the state’s beaches. Greens make up only 1.5 percent of all nests in the state this year and the last green nest in Emerald Isle was more than 10 years ago. With the arrival of September, the emphasis of the sea turtle volunteers shifts primarily to waiting for nests to hatch and hoping that tropical storms will stay away from the Crystal Coast. As of Aug. 31, the southeast coast (Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina) had 5,700 nests including 844 in North Carolina. Two loggerheads were given satellite tracking units after they laid their eggs on Emerald Isle. These two turtles named “Pointe” and “Grace” may be followed on the internet by logging into seaturtle. org, then click “tracking” and “North Carolina long term sea turtle monitoring project.” Anyone seeing a sea turtle, large of small, on the Emerald isle beaches should call Pam Minnick at 354-4288 of the Emerald Isle Police at 354-2021. Prepared by the Craigs, the Minnicks, the Horners and the Zuckers.
Tracking PKS Nests Pine Knoll Shores Nest 3 was excavated by Carolyn Patton and Bobbie Burroughs at 7pm on Aug. 8, 51 days after being laid. Freddie Nelon inventoried the contents, which included 15 unhatched eggs, five pipped/dead hatchlings, 92 shells, and three live hatchlings. One hatchling was very sluggish and was taken to the NC Aquarium by Bobbie Burroughs. Unfortunately, he did not make it through the night. On Aug. 7, while walking on the beach, volunteer Mindy Furr of Trinity Center met a woman who had just witnessed a hatch of 25-50 baby loggerhead sea turtles. She showed Mindy where the hatchlings had crawled out of the sand, and Mindy marked the site with sea shells. On Tuesday, Aug. 10, at 5:30pm, the Trinity Center volunteers and Carolyn Patton met Matthew Godfrey and I at the site. Circling the small depression in the sand, Karena Kwauk, Lara Koca, Mindy Furr and Whitney Goodman quickly located and excavated the nest. Carolyn Patton performed the inventory. In the nest were 37 unhatched eggs and 79 shells for an emergence success of 36 percent. From the condition of the unhatched eggs, it is believed that they had been dead a long time; possibly soon after having been laid. The nest was not very high on the beach, and may have been overwashed many times. Nest 4 boiled before 6am on Sunday, Aug. 8. No volunteers were present, but several early rising residents saw a few hatchlings. On Wednesday, Aug. 11, at 7pm the nest was excavated by Mary Anne Hotham and Barbara Gaunt. Jean Macheca performed the inventory, logging 29 unhatched eggs, two pipped/dead hatchlings, 61 shells and one live (but very unusual) hatchling. The emergence success of nest 4 was 33 percent. Robust enough for release, the live hatchling still had his yolk sac attached. To try and swim like that would be like a person trying to swim with a beach ball attached by a rope around the waist! Also, this hatchling was white! We do not know if it is a true albino, as eye color could not be determined. The hatchling was taken to the NC Aquarium after hours. So far he is doing well! This very unusual hatchling may never be released. His color would prevent him from hiding in sargassum weed, or otherwise eluding predators. He might as well hold up a sign saying “free lunch.” Nest 5 boiled at 10pm, on Thursday, Aug. 10. The Trinity Center volunteers were in attendance to witness a classic boil and march into the ocean! Suzannah Crandall and Lara Koca excavated nest 5 on Friday, Aug. 13, at 7pm. Martha Edwards performed the inventory. In the nest were 95 shells and two unhatched eggs. Emergence success was 96 percent for this nearly perfect nest! Friday the 13th turned out to be quite an eventful day. Not only did we excavate nest 5, but nest 6 boiled at 8pm in a downpour. It somehow seems fitting, as it was laid during a thunderstorm. Young Sashell Blackford, who lives above the nest had been watching it closely for about a week. She noticed an opening on the nest and notified Libby Brown, who had arrived early to babysit. Sashell then phoned volunteer Freddie Nelon, who had been sitting the nest regularly. Freddie arrived in time for both volunteers, along with Sashell and her mom Linbe, to witness the march into the ocean in a downpour. Volunteer Harold Brown arrived too late to see the grand event, but helped in the search for any wanderers. None were found. Peggy Sagmiller
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T O U R I S M Barometer October Ushers in Fall Fun! THE MONTH OF October “scares up” quite a few family-friendly events on the Crystal Coast. Experience this spooky time of year “Crystal Coast style” with ghoulish festivals, frightful fishing tournaments, organized trick-or-treat events and lots of other activities providing a howling good time! Start the month off right by heading down to the Morehead City waterfront for the 24th annual NC Seafood Festival, October 1-3. The weekend events include a variety of musical entertainment, fireworks, food and arts & crafts vendors, local dance studio performances, sporting events (tennis tournament, NCSF Twin Bridges 8K Race, Oceanana Family Fishing Contest, sailing regatta and Flounder Fling), the Blessing of the Fleet and the Outer Banks Boat Show & Outdoor Expo. Plus free parking at the NC State Port! You may purchase 2010 NC Seafood Festival posters and T-shirts online, ncseafoodfestival.org or call 252-726-6273. October is a fabulous month for fishing and there are some exciting tournaments planned. Mark your calendar for Oct. 1-9 for the 4th annual Flounder Surf Fishing Tournament sponsored by Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation and The Reel Outdoors. The Calcutta Wahoo Challenge, Oct. 13-16 takes place on the Morehead City waterfront benefitting two charities: Take a Kid Fishing Foundation and Crystal Coast Hospice House. The 8th annual Gordie McAdams Speckled Trout Surf Fishing Tournament runs Oct. 23 through Dec.
4. In conjunction with this tournament, Dr. Bogus is offering a free Surf Fishing Seminar on Oct. 4 for those wishing to learn this popular outdoor sport. Another hands-on workshop designed for novice fishermen is the 20th annual Surf Fishing Workshop offered at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, Oct. 8-10. The weekend culminates with a fishing expedition to Cape Lookout National Seashore. The Emerald Isle Triathlon takes place on Oct. 16 and the race includes a 750-meter swim in the ocean, 19.3K bike and a 5K run. On Oct. 23-24, the sky at Atlantic Beach is full of colors during the Carolina Kite Fest, a beautiful event to watch and great fun to participate! This unique two-day event includes competitions, games, workshops and demonstrations. Wind down the month with some fun Halloween events! Trick or Treat Under the Sea at the NC Aquarium offers a Halloween treat for all ages. Bring the whole family for some trick or treating and fun and games on October 27-28. The Potters for Parkinson’s Masked Ball is a “grown-up” costume party at the Crystal Coast Civic Center on Oct. 28. Proceeds benefit The Parkinson Foundation. Come out and enjoy the beautiful weather October serves up! Visit the Crystal Coast Tourism Authority website for information on all upcoming events, crystalcoastnc.org. -Elizabeth Barrow, Director of Local PR/Communications, Crystal Coast Tourism Authority
T R AV E L Log All Roads Lead to Rome ITALY IS THE most popular destination in Europe, and not everyone who wanted to go on the Aug. 1-14, 2010 trip was able to travel, so The Travel Club has another Italy trip slated for April 1-14, 2011. Cost for the 14-day trip is $2,199 per person, based on two people sharing a room. Airfare from New Bern or Raleigh is approximately $1,000 additional. The trip will visit Rome, the Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, Assisi, Florence, Venice, Milan, the Italian Lakes district, Pisa, Tuscany and Florence. Everyone is welcome to participate in the trip. For more information call The Travel Club at 252-726-7383 or email email@example.com. The Travel Club is also planning an April, 2011 trans-Atlantic cruise. Sail aboard Holland America’s beautiful, new Eurodam, sailing from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on April 12, 2011, with stops in Bermuda, the Azores, Lisbon and Portimao, Portugal as well as Cadiz and Malaga, Spain before ending in Barcelona on April 28. Prices for the 16-night cruise start at $1,199. Balcony
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Shorelines By Greg (Rudi) Rudolph, Shore Protection Mgr. protectthebeach.com
Hurricane Earl Recap SEPT. 10 MARKS the climatological peak of the hurricane season, and just about true to form, Hurricane Earl passed 120 miles east/slightly southeast of Beaufort Inlet as a Category 2 hurricane at approximately 11pm, Sept. 2 (Fig. 1). Earlier in the day Earl became the third strongest Atlantic hurricane on record this far north in US coastal waters (Category 4, 140 mph near the latitude of the Georgia coast).
Figure 1 – Tropical cyclone track and intensity for Hurricane Earl (from wunderground.com)
The Shore Protection Office generally evaluates five variables to ascertain the threat and subsequent impacts of a tropical cyclone that affect Bogue Banks and adjacent beaches (granted some of them are interrelated); (1) Intensity, (2) Duration, (3) Angle of Approach, (4) Storm Surge and (5) Tidal Cycle. Of these variables, there were two that were relatively fortunate for Bogue Banks regarding Earl – Angle of Approach and Duration (discussed below). Based on visual observations, there was no dune erosion and little sand appeared to have eroded off the beach/transported offshore. The only area of dune erosion that was identified was in a small section of the numbered streets of Emerald Isle, which is known as a “hot spot.” Carteret County has implemented a multi-island beach survey program that is conducted on an annual basis with an optional post-storm survey. Considering the relatively minor amount of erosion Bogue Banks sustained from Earl, and the unlikelihood that the FEMA reimbursement category for these types of expenditures will be authorized; a poststorm survey for Earl was not warranted. Angle of Approach – The east side of the hurricane is where the maximum winds and storm surge are generated; while the west side of the hurricane is relatively less destructive (plus the wind patterns are often more favorable for the south-facing beaches of Bogue Banks). There are many examples we have experienced to this effect, including Hurricane Isabel in 2003 – landfall was close to Drum Inlet and caused extraordinary, record flooding in the Down East corridor of the county. On the other hand, the west side of the county near Bogue Banks, and 35 miles west of the hurricane eye, sustained minimal damage. Conversely, Bogue Banks was roughly 75 miles east of Floyd (1999) and the island incurred significant damage. 58
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For Earl, Bogue Banks was 120 miles west of the center and again, the damages the beaches sustained were generally minimal. Water may have touched the frontal dunes in discrete locations at peak high tides. Duration – Coupled with a “favorable” angle of approach was the rapid forward motion of Earl, which helped limit the long-term development of high seas and water piling up in the sounds, especially over multiple tidal cycles. Ophelia (2005) was a model “duration hurricane.” To these effects, the differences in Isabel and Earl are also interesting to think about. Isabel was a much slower moving hurricane (it was a Category 5 cyclone at one point) and made a tangential strike to Core Banks, which besides causing record flooding Down East, also created a breach on Hatteras Island, just north of Hatteras Village, and was also the “storm of record” for the Duck Research Pier – a 26.6-foot significant wave height in 55 feet of water (highest ever on record). Earl on the other hand was very swift moving, and never made landfall in North Carolina, positioning Bogue Banks and other beaches along the less intense west side of the cyclone. Both storms were considered to be very large in diameter. Although the impacts of Earl were minimal in terms of erosion (especially dune erosion), it’s still important to remain cognizant of the cumulative effects the glancing blows we’re having with Danielle, Earl, Fiona and whatever lies ahead the next several weeks – this could result in sand being displaced off the beach and deposited offshore. Some or most of this sand may return to the beach as it oscillates up and down the profile. Thus, with our beaches compromised, a “small” direct hit later this hurricane season could result in considerable erosion. And finally – perhaps the legacy of Earl will be the numerous tires that washed up on the beach, presumably from the broken artificial reef complex (AR-315), originally comprised of more than 177,000 tires lashed together with chains. The municipalities of Bogue Banks did a great job of clearing the tires (hundreds) off the beach in time for Labor Day weekend. The tires were staged on properties located off the beach and subsequently collected by the NC Division of Marine Fisheries.
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GREEN THUMB Is Fall Really the Best Time to Plant? LEAVES ARE TURNING color and slowly drifting to the ground this time of year. Everyone begins to wonder if Old Man Winter will return with a vengeance once again. Planting new trees, shrubs, perennials or an entire new landscape is probably the last thing on your mind when fall arrives … but it should be the first! At this time of year, temperatures begin to cool, lessening the stress from the scorching sun and often desert-like conditions on plant material. Settling a young plant’s tender roots in fresh new soil in the fall allows ample time for new roots to develop and take hold in the surrounding soil. The milder temperatures on the coast, likewise, encourage root development all winter long. When spring arrives, root systems are well on their way to becoming established and are better armed for what lies ahead in our hot and dry summers. For the novice or seasoned gardener, fall is more inviting as well. Most of us are jumping at the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors once again, having spent so much time indoors to escape the summer’s heat. Toiling in the soil is more enjoyable with cooler temperatures while Mother Nature is more generous with rainfall, helping out with the more demanding moisture requirements of newly planted material.
Most trees, shrubs and perennials enjoy the cooler weather as well, although soil temperatures remain warm. Soil warmth encourages roots to grow but weeds ironically become less of a battle as many die or go dormant, weakening their stranglehold on roots surrounding them. With more weeds out of the picture, more moisture and natural organic fertilizer is available to new plant material. Less competition means stronger and healthier plants, come spring, that will endure the stress of intensive heat and drier conditions in the summer. With few exceptions, most trees, shrubs and perennials can and ideally should be planted in the fall. Dogwoods, especially, have a higher success rate with fall planting than they do if planted in the spring. Of course spring blooming bulbs like tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, etc. should always be planted in late fall to ensure they are exposed to the colder temperatures they require to bloom in spring. Fall is also the ideal time to transplant existing trees and shrubs in your garden or landscape as well as divide perennials. Evergreen shrubs and trees can be transplanted successfully once evening temperatures begin to cool off, while ones that loose their leaves in the winter, otherwise know as deciduous, are best transplanted while dormant. Dormancy becomes obvious when leaves begin to change color and fall. Deciduous trees or shrubs can be safely transplanted up until just before the time it would begin to sprout new growth in the spring. However, the earlier you transplant, the quicker the roots can take hold in their new location proving once again, fall is the ideal time. Brian Watson, Owner Carolina Home and Garden
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GardenScape Weathering the Storm COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA may see a hurricane or two in any given summer. Each storm has different characteristics and may affect our trees, shrubs and gardens in different ways. Each Carteret gardener will be affected differently depending on direction of winds, proximity to saltwater and low ground flooding. Certain plants seem to resist damage no matter what a hurricane throws at them, while others may be severely damaged if exposed to only one hurricane induced stress. With the help of many coastal gardeners, the Master Gardeners of Carteret County have compiled the following lists of plants, divided by their typical response to hurricane stress:
A. THE SPECIAL 15: These plants were named again and again on every gardener’s list as surviving hurricanes, unscathed: Aucuba (Gold Dust Plant) Bulbs and tubers (died back, but returned unscathed in the spring) Camellias Cleyeras Eleagnus Fatshedera Hollies (Burford and Yaupon) Indian Hawthorne (Raphiolepis) Ligustrum Palms, especially Sabal minor Perennials (died back, but returned unscathed) Pittosporum Quercus Virginiana and Laurifolia (Live Oaks) Yuccas B. THE RUNNERS UP: This group of plants survived well, but a few homeowners reported initial hurricane damage: American Holly (IIlex opaa – initially lost all leaves) Azaleas Boxwood Callistemon Crepe Myrtles (lost all leaves) Daphne Flowering Quince
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Island Review Mailing List Update We regularly update our Island Review mailing list throughout the year, however, we have to scrap that list once a year and start from scratch using the Carteret County property tax records. This is the only way to purge from the list those who no longer own property while capturing new owners that we may have missed. We generally do this in January and whatever name and address Carteret County has on file at that time will be the name and address that our magazine gets mailed to. If you have emailed or called during the year asking for an address change or a name change, but have not had that change made to county records, the mailing label will revert once again. We certainly do not mind changing any information again but we do need to be notified. Names sometimes get dropped as well for a variety of reasons. We run our data through the US Post Office national change of address database to try to capture current addresses, but the post office only keeps those address changes for a specific period of time. After that the mail piece is simply marked undeliverable as addressed. Each year when we have started with a new mailing list, we have approximately 10 percent returned for bad addresses. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and promise to announce when it’s time for our annual update. If you miss an issue or don’t like the way your name appears, let us know. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to make the change. If you are moving, permanently or temporarily, please email us and give us both the old and the new addresses so that we can be sure to change the address for the correct name.
B O O K bag All But My Life By Gerda Weissman Klein
“I AM GOING to live, I am going to live,” says Gerda Weissman in her classic memoir, originally released to critical acclaim in 1957. All But My Life is the story of young Gerda growing up in Poland during the German invasion of the 1940s. Both heartbreaking and inspiring, the book begins as Gerda is staring out her window and dreading the oncoming terror that will invade her life. From there, it follows her through all of the vile and soul-shattering experiences she underwent before her miraculous liberation by her future husband in 1945. More than anything, the tale represents the ways in which Gerda stayed strong through the whole ordeal. It brings to our realization that no matter what we must undergo, we can make it as long as we keep our values and morals in check, and especially, remember what is really important. Humanity is clearly something that Gerda strongly believes in throughout the memoir. Even though people have a tendency to treat her like vermin when she has done nothing wrong, she manages to still view a basic goodness in the world. She has the ability to overlook the hate in people and try to find the love deep inside, and nearly always refuses to believe that the “bad guys” are completely evil through and through. Also superbly present in the book is the power of hope, and how Gerda and her acquaintances apply it to nearly every aspect of their being to stay strong. In the very beginning of the memoir, her father says that he believes “God will keep us together and under
the roof of our house,” setting the tone for the rest of the book’s mostly optimistic character viewpoints. As they plow through hardship after hardship, they use their faith to get through the pain. Even though Gerda eventually gets to a point where she feels like her losses are getting to be too much to bear, she hangs in there and in the end comes out more brave and thickskinned than ever before. In conclusion, Gerda’s chronicle is one that should be analyzed by anyone who enjoys a stirring narrative with engaging characters. The book is a true story, which is both horrifying and fascinating to behold, and teaches the lifelong lesson that extreme suffering can sometimes make us into genuinely amazing, tough people. After a long tribulation that consisted of countless appalling events, including a harsh winter march all the way to Czechoslovakia, Gerda emerged as an influential woman who, with her story, indisputably changed innumerable lives. This is a guest review by Croatan High student, Logan Haithcock, a regular customer at Emerald Isle Books. The above book is on the school reading list.
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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, 877-326-8484, 910326-8468. 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 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, 252-3938828, M-F, 8-5. Assisting you with physical, 64
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massage & sports therapies, post op, rehabilitation, women’s health. Individual care given to all patients by licensed therapists. HOME SERVICES AA Express Plumbing Service, Inc: 211-6 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, 252-247-1155, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 646-3738. 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, email@example.com. Serving Emerald Isle, Swansboro and Morehead City for 15 years. Specializing in residential and commercial alarm systems. North Carolina licensed and insured. Frank Dini Lamp & Shade Co.: 2964 Highway 24, Newport, 252-727-1918. Supplying lamps, accessories and repairs for more than 92 years, Frank Dini is best known for its exquisite and extensive selection of shades. “Buying a new shade without your lamp is like buying a hat without your head.” 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, 252-354-2883, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Owen Kelly Electric & Construction: Emerald Isle, 252-354-8690. For all your electrical or construction needs, call Owen Kelly, licensed and insured, for prompt and complete service. We install solar electric panels. 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. USA Roofing Systems, Inc.: 145-C Bogue Inlet Drive, Emerald Isle, 252-354-8839. Your safest roofing decision. Local, financially strong, properly insured, factory certified, thoroughly trained & professionally managed. Window Wizard Cleaning and Power Washing: 252-515-0261, windowwizardwashing. com. “Windows so clean you’ll think they’re open.” We do residential and commercial quality work at an affordable price. Call Virgil for a free estimate. INTERIOR/EXTERIOR DECOR ALB Decorator Fabrics & The Quilted Butterfly: 110 Little Nine Road, Morehead City, 252-222-0787. The finest in first-quality fabrics for decorating & quilting, open Tues.Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-4. Come see our selection. 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: 252-2296431, budgetblinds.com. Charlie Utz gives free in-home consultations in Carteret & Craven Counties on cellular shades, plantation shutters, blinds, woven woods, draperies & more. Coastal Awnings & Hurricane Shutters: 5300 High St., Morehead City, 252-2220707, 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, 910-
326-4694 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, email@example.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. LODGING Oceanana Family Resort Motel & Fishing Pier: 700 E. Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, 252-726-4111, Oceanana.com. Oceanfront motel caters to families with children, 2- & 3-room suites available, pool, playground, free poolside tropical breakfast for guests in summer, free pier fishing for guests in the spring & fall. 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, 252-3939005, 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. Bogue Watch: 877-40-COAST, BogueWatch. com. Traditional waterfront living on the Crystal Coast. Come to life on the water with water access sites, waterfront homes, land/ home packages and new plans. Call soon to take advantage of incentives before they expire. 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, (cont. on pg. 66) ISLAND REVIEW/October 2010
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County Assoc. of Realtors 2005 Top Producer (cont. from pg. 65) & Sales Agent, Bluewater 2005 Top Producer. Call me for all of your real estate needs. (REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION) Landmark Homes: 252-393-2159, 800252-354-2131, coastland.com. We manage 611-7705, landmarkhomesnc.com. Diane & 225+ homes & condos for short or long John Ritchie offer fully licensed & insured, term rental. With 24 years of experience, our commercial & quality home building services courteous staff looks forward to helping with as well as renovations to make your wishes your vacation or sales needs. come true. David’s Quality Construction: 252-354-3331 Marcia Jordan, GRI, ABR, CRS Real Estate (office), 910-358-5069 (cell). Construction Broker: Bluewater, Emerald Isle, Cape specializing in beach homes, new construction, Carteret & surrounding areas, 252-354-2128 remodeling, additions, inside trim, docks, x2220, cell, 252-723-8000, direct, 252-354decks, porches – the complete construction. 6101, marciajordan.com. Selling residential, Craftsmen of the trade, building with your land and commercial since 1983. Buyer future in mind. Representative, Certified Residential Specialist, Don Henry Custom Builders, Inc.: 7603 Graduate Realtors Institute, Seller’s Broker, Emerald Drive, 252-646-3412. Licensed former President Carteret Association of NC general contractor specializing in new Realtors & Realtor of the Year Carteret County. construction, custom remodeling, vinyl siding All real estate is an investment—this broker has & windows, decks, room additions & storm the numbers and experience to help you find repairs; fully insured. your “place-mate.” Emerald Isle Realty: 7501 Emerald Drive, On-Site Services: 252-725-2707. Specializing Emerald Isle, Sales: 252-354-4060, 800-304in home repairs and renovations, decks, siding, 4060, EmeraldIsleRealty.com. Awarded 2005 painting (interior & exterior) and pressure Top Office Production Award for Carteret washing. Certified Simonton window installer. County. Our knowledgeable & professional Pat Patteson, General Contractor: 8926 Crew sales staff is happy to discuss any of your Drive, Emerald Isle, 252-723-8800, 252-354concerns & help you make the correct decision 7248, email@example.com. Stop by to when buying or selling real estate on the coast. see us at our location behind Bert’s Surf Shop. Emerald Isle Realty Vacation Rentals: 7501 Custom homes, design service & renovations; Emerald Drive, 800-849-3315, 252-354call us to build your dreams from design to 3315, private owner’s line 800-354-2859, completion; member of NCHBA. EmeraldIsleRealty.com. With over 40 years in Sun-Surf Realty (Sales & Rentals): 7701 property management, maximizing the rental Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, Sales 252-354income on your investment property is our #1 2958, 800-849-2958, Rentals 252-354-2658, priority. Call for a complimentary, confidential 800-553-7873, sunsurfrealty.com. Come for property management analysis. a week, stay for a lifetime. Call for our rental Future, Homes & Realty: 1075 Freedom Way, brochure or email firstname.lastname@example.org for Hwy 24, Hubert (8 miles west of Swansboro), great rentals & fine home sales. 910-577-6400. Licensed general contractor Realty World First Coast Realty: Crow’s Nest with master craftsmen, modular technology, Shopping Center, Atlantic Beach 252-247-0077, fast construction, display models, 910-389800-849-4801; 7413 Emerald Drive, Emerald 9092. Isle 354-3070, 800-682-3423; Sands Villa Guthrie Construction: 877-778-3585, 252Resorts, Atlantic Beach 247-5150; nc-coast. 354-3585, cell 252-670-4490, email@example.com. com. Three locations to serve your real estate com. George & Emily Guthrie specialize in sales & vacation or annual rental needs. building fine, oceanfront homes for discerning Shorewood Real Estate, Inc.: 7703 Emerald owners. Call today to make your dreams come Drive, Emerald Isle, 252-354-7873, 1-888-557true. 0172, fax 252-354-7852, shorewoodrealestate. HandCrafted Homes: 3900 Hwy 70 East, net. Family-owned sales, vacation rental & New Bern, 252-514-4516, handcraftedhomes. property management business specializing com. We can build your new stick-built home in attentiveness. Call for free rental catalog or off-site, faster, with better workmanship & sales info. strength, from a wide selection of designs. Steve Brown, Realty World First Coast: Announcing extended hours, Mon-Tue 407 Atlantic Beach Causeway, 252-723-8855, 8:30am-4pm, Wed-Thurs 8:30am-7pm, Fri SteveBrownRealEstate.com. Considering 8:30am-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm. buying or selling real estate along the Crystal Jimmie Lue Rutter: Watson-Matthews Real Coast? Let Steve give you the same service his Estate, 9102 Coast Guard Road, Emerald long term clients have enjoyed over the past 27 Isle, 252-354-2872, cell 241-4959, jimilue@ years. ec.rr.com. Broker & Accredited Buyer’s Syndie Byrd, CRS: 252-354-6111, 888Representative, specializing in Emerald 354-2128 x219, cell 252-646-3244, Isle. Small enough to give buyers & sellers homesinemeraldisle.com. Real estate broker individual attention. If you are selling your with 16+ years sales experience in vacation piece of paradise or searching for one, contact homes, investment properties, year-round/ me. permanent homes & vacant land. Specializing Kitch Ayre: Real Estate Broker with Bluewater, in Crystal Coast, Cape Carteret & Swansboro. Emerald Isle & Cape Carteret, 888-354-2128, Buyer representation available. 252-241-1382 cell, firstname.lastname@example.org, Accredited Buyer’s Representative, Carteret
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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, 252354-3515 or 888-753-0257. 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, jenniferlocke@ yorkproperties.com. 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. 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. KC Photo: 8914 Reed Drive, Emerald Isle, 252-354-6514, kathycampenphotography. com. The only retail photography studio & gallery in EI. Offers fine art photographic prints, handmade art cards from local scenes & framed art; portrait sessions with children, families, high school seniors, brides, weddings, infants & maternity sessions in color or B&W, in studio or on location; photo restoration, custom cards, art leather albums & Larson-Juhl moldings. 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.
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VIEWS GALORE- 2-FAMILY HOME - $775,000 Right on the White Oak River with views of the ICW, Bear Island & Swansboro – like-new home is suitable for 2 families and Bed & Breakfast – dock, boatlift, garage – rooftop deck. (10-3784)
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4 BR IN EMERALD PLANTATION - $420,000 Located on large wooded lot, second row to the sound, this 4 BR, 2 ½ bath home lets you enjoy pier, day dock, pool, tennis, clubhouse & gated entry at a great price! (10-3878)
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UPSCALE HOME IN EI - $399,000 Custom extras include ceramic tile, granite countertops, built-ins, FP, full bath/shower/dressing area on ground level. 4 BR, 3 baths w/ open kitchen, DR/LR – lots of decks. (10-3793)
OCEANSIDE JUST STEPS TO SHOPPING - $399,000 Cape cod style, well-kept home is ready to move into! Beautiful yard in private setting- popular Ocean Crest Subdivision across from Emerald Plantation Shopping. (10-3683)
PARADISE IN SWANSBORO - $327,500
EI OCEANDRONT DUPLEX - $1,200,000 3 BR, 2 ½ bath each side full duplex is in good condition and nestled behind a protective dune on beautiful oceanfront lot. Established rental income. (10-1923)
Privacy plus with this custom-built, over 3000 sq. ft. soundfront home in Spinnakers Landing. Panoramic views, 112 ft. on the water, pier, community pool & beach access. A must see! (10-2336)
ICW VIEWS FROM EVERY ROOM! $670,000
OCEANFRONT COTTAGE - Just $650,000 Lowest priced oceanfront in EI – wonderful views from this spacious & bright 4 bedroom, 2 bath cottage – established rental history of over $27,000/year. (10-1681)
SOUNDFRONT LOTS IN EI - $629,000 & $695,000 Great water for boating with these beautiful lots right on Bogue Sound and close to shopping, beach. Suitable for duplexes or large single-family homes. (10-862 & 10-1586)
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Townhouse style in private Sound of the Sea, this well-priced condo has 4 BR, 2 ½ baths, beautiful ocean views & easy access to the beach! Walk to shopping & enjoy condo pools, tennis, more! (10-3848)
Wait until you see this immaculate one-level home in White Oak Crossing! Huge corner lot on cul-de-sac, inground swimming pool, bamboo flooring, heated & cooled garage, much more! (10-3872)
SOUNDFRONT - 5 BEDROOMS - $999,000 Beautiful, custom-built 3600 sq. ft. home with its own dock – just 5 rows from the beach. Pool, garage, elevator, gorgeous views from top floor great room! (07-5330)
Beautiful & immaculate, custom-built home is perfect for your year-round or 2nd home luxury living! Wonderful open floorplan, transom windows, dumbwaiter, lots of extra touches – community dock & ramp. (10-2241)
EI WATERFRONT ON 1.8 ACRES - $1,150,000
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OCEANVIEW CONDO IN PKS - $599,000 Ocean Grove condo has 3 bedrooms plus bonus in wonderful Beacon’s Reach – pools, marina, tennis, more. Completely remodeled and ready to rent/enjoy! (09-4889)
SECOND ROW COTTAGE – Just $574,900 Located at the Point of Emerald Isle, this 3 BR, 2 ½ bath, 2-story “reverse” floorplan has great views & beach access across the street – Well-maintained as a permanent home. (10-2164)
That’s right – over 3700 sq. ft, impeccable, 3-level home has it all! 3 BR plus 2 extra rooms w/ WIC, gourmet kitchen, family/bonus room, double garage, community day dock & ramp. (10-2285)
ALL THIS SPACE FOR HOW MUCH? $369,900
OCEAN CLUB VILLA -$299,999 You’ll fall in love with the whimsical, tropical décor & furnishings! Enjoy all OC amenities – oceanfront & soundfront pools, boat dock, spa, elevators, storm shutters, more! (10-1379)
MAGENS BAY VILLA - Just $210,000 First floor, 2 bedroom condo open to lovely patio & landscaped area. 9’ ceilings, hardwood flooring, ceramic tile & stainless appliances are just a few of the extras. (10-3332)
3 BEDROOM TOWNHOME IN EI - $210,000 Just painted with a $3000 flooring allowance, this 3 bedroom, 2 ½ bath looks out at a lagoon – community dock, launch ramp, pool & tennis plus private gate (09-2568)
CREEKFRONT LOT IN STAR HILL- $125,000 Possible owner financing on this beautiful lot off Pettiford Creek with access to the White Oak River – nice hardwood trees – lovely golf course subdivision (08-2964)
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RIVERFRONT 1.4 ACRE LOT - $199,000 Partially cleared for exceptional views of the White Oak River in Swansboro’s White Oak Crossing subdivision – community dock &pool, private racquet club. (10-1651)
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advertiser INDEX X AA Plumbing .............................................46
Emerald Isle Self Storage .........................15
Pat Patteson, General Contractor ............19
Ace Builders ............................................33
Eye to Eye ................................................13
Advantage Coastal Properties ..................23
Flipperz Family Bar & Grill ........................52
Post Nursery .............................................50
Al Williams Properties ..............................17
Realty World First Coast, AB ....................47
ALB Fabric ................................................59
Frank Dini Lamp Shade ............................60
Aqua One Pools & Spas ...........................15
Furniture Distributors ................................23
Artisan Granite & Marble ..........................49
Future Homes .............................................9
Secure Access Services ...........................59
Artistic Tile & Stone ....................................6
Shorewood Real Estate, Inc. ....................51
Atlantic Breeze Storm Shutters ................39
Great Windows .........................................15
Snug Harbor on Nelson Bay ....................23
Bluewater Real Estate ................................3
Sound Furniture ........................................10
Bogue Watch ............................................43
Home Repairs by Darryl Marshall.............41
Southern Glass & Mirror ...........................33
Braswell Carpet & Tile Cleaning .............. 59
Steve Brown, Realty World First Coast ....70
Budget Blinds ...........................................50
Island Home Maintenance ........................15
Stevenson Automotive Group .....................5
Cannon & Gruber, REALTORS ................62
Jimmie Lue Rutter ....................................29
Sun Trust Mortgage ..................................70
Cape Carteret Aquatic
Jimmy Allen ..............................................13
Sun-Surf Realty Property Mgmt................21
& Wellness Center ..................................38
Sun-Surf Realty Sales ..............................67
Carolina Home & Garden .........................20
KC Photo ..................................................29
Swan Feathers Fine Ladies’ Clothing .......35
Cathy Sheaffer, Bluewater Real Estate ....31
Kitch Ayre, Bluewater Real Estate ..............3
Syndie Byrd, CRS,
CENTURY 21 Coastland Realty, Inc. .........2
Landmark Homes/Hatteras Pools.............47
Clegg’s Termite & Pest Control, Inc ..........63
LIFTAVATOR Residential Elevators
Bluewater Real Estate .............................3 Thad’s Carpet One .................... Back Cover
Coastal Awnings .........................................9
Therapy Center of Cedar Point, Inc. .........70
Coastal Carolina Regional Airport ............38
Marcia Jordan ...........................................13
Three Amigos Lawn Care .........................29
Coastal Craftsmen ....................................60
McQueen’s Interiors .................................31
Triangle Wildlife Removal .........................13
Coastal Mulch ...........................................60
Mills & Thomas .........................................37
Town of Emerald Isle ................................26
Country Club of the Crystal Coast ............12
Met Life .......................................................7
USA Roofing Systems, Inc. ......................63
Crystal Coast Tent & Event Rentals .........25
Valente Construction ................................15
David’s Quality Construction ....................15
Dental Care Center, The...........................37
National Marble Products .........................16
& Vinyl Manufacturing.............................12
DSI Digital Security...................................60
NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores ..........35
Window, Wall & Interior Décor ....................4
Edward Jones ...........................................41
Emerald Isle Books & Toys .......................63
Outdoor Solutions .....................................68
Yardworks, Inc. Landscaping
Emerald Isle Christmas Parade ................55
Outer Banks Marine Construction ............17
& Lawn Care. ..........................................27
Emerald Isle Insurance .............................12
Outer Island Accents ................................68
York Properties, Inc ..................................11
Emerald Isle Realty Sales ........................71
Owen Kelly Electric...................................17
Emerald Isle Realty Vacation Rentals ......36 ISLAND REVIEW/October 2010
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Roosevelt Beach is a new oceanfront community, located on the eastern end of Pine Knoll Shores with southern facing lots that sit among natural dunes, maritime forests and boast magnificent ocean views. Developed by Bunn & Company, developer of local neighborhoods such as Sea Dreams, Shutters on the Beach condominiums and Cottages at Bay Ridge, Roosevelt Beach is unlike any oceanfront community on the island. This community will appeal to people who appreciate architecture, demand quality and value family lifestyle. The homes will be built with architecturally pleasing lines similar to the old beach cottage of days gone by. Roosevelt Beach is a coastal community where each home is architecturally monitored to create long-lasting value, uniformity and most of all, Roosevelt Beach will provide your family with lifelong memories for generations to come.
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Oceanfront 10535-A Wyndtree Drive $1,700,000
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Oceanfront 3503 Ocean Drive E&W $1,099,900
Oceanfront 5411 Ocean Drive $975,000
Oceanfront 9709 Dolphin Ridge Road $2,300,000
Oceanfront 9401 Ocean Drive East $600,000
Oceanfront 7027 Ocean Drive $1,050,000
Oceanfront 8517 Ocean View Dr. West $650,000
Oceanview 102 Connie Street $899,000
Oceanview 203 Park Drive West $449,900
Oceanview 1509 Emerald Drive $525,000
Island 104 Bryan Street $389,000
Condominium Point Emerald Villas $260,000-$399,000
Soundfront 8802 Soundview Court $1,395,000
Island 122 Sea Dunes Drive $399,000
Condominium Ocean Club $310,000-$450,000
1408 Ocean Drive $459,000
102 Gregg Street $490,000
Oceanview 2011 Emerald Drive $649,900
Soundfront 2502 Emerald Drive West $357,000
Island 113 Page Place $424,900
Condominium Pebble Beach $129,000-$175,000
Soundfront 3004 Emerald Drive $1,199,900
Island 412 Holly Street $325,000
Condominium Nautical Club $511,200-$645,000
Soundfront 8402 Sound Drive $695,000
Island 202 Craig Street $419,500
Condominium Sound of the Sea $282,000-$539,000
ISLAND REVIEW/October 2010
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