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Pirate Invasion! Library Book Sale Sculpting for OWLS Big Rock Plaza Outdoor Music Gardenscape At the Aquarium Rental Signs Property Watch Emerald Tidings Book Bag Events Calendar Mayors’ Notes Atlantic Beach Pine Knoll Shores Emerald Isle

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

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

Features Book Bag......................................................................................................................................................12 Rental Signs.................................................................................................................................................14 Turtle Tracks.................................................................................................................................................26 Tourism Barometer.......................................................................................................................................28 At the Aquarium............................................................................................................................................36 Postcard Greetings.......................................................................................................................................43 Pirates to Land in Beaufort...........................................................................................................................47 Big Rock Plaza.............................................................................................................................................52

Departments County Perspective......................................................................................................................................16 Tide Tables...................................................................................................................................................17 Chamber Connection....................................................................................................................................20 Gardenscape................................................................................................................................................42 Shorelines.....................................................................................................................................................56 Best Buys.....................................................................................................................................................58 Advertiser Index............................................................................................................................................61

Townships Atlantic Beach Mayor’s Notes..............................................................................................................................................46 EMERALD ISLE Mayor’s Notes..............................................................................................................................................22 Emerald Tidings............................................................................................................................................24 Staying Busy.................................................................................................................................................30 PINE KNOLL SHORES Mayor’s Notes..............................................................................................................................................48 Club News....................................................................................................................................................49

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Music Keeps Rollin’ Summer is in full swing along the Crystal Coast, and so is our summer playlist. Up and down Bogue Banks and across the mainland, summer brings a variety of free music opportunities and that tradition is alive and well, and even growing, this August. EmeraldFest brings music to the Western Ocean Regional Beach Access in Emerald Isle from 6:30-8pm each Thursday evening. Enjoy live music and a peaceful ocean breeze while enjoying Wild Honey (1st), Big Drink (8th), Bobby Webb, 15th) and Dependable Taxi (22nd). In Swansboro, folks can catch a live show from 6:30-8pm each Sunday evening. This month SwanFest brings Ms. Behavin’ (4th), 40 East Band (11th), Selah Dubb (18th) and Dana & Susan Robinson (25th) to Olde Town Square in downtown Swansboro. Fort Macon State Park provides a unique backdrop for live music on Friday, Aug. 2. The Friends of Fort Macon bring their annual concert series to a close with a performance by the Morehead City Brass. Saturday Night Live, the free concert series offered in Atlantic Beach, offers live music from 6-8pm each Saturday evening at the Circle. In August, performers include Christ Jones (3rd), Bryan Mayer (10th), The Spread (17th), All Night Long (24th) and Dependable Taxi (31st). Music is also offered on the Morehead City waterfront each Saturday evening at Jaycee Park. The August schedule includes Victor Hudson Band (3rd), Seaside Band (10th), Robert McDuffy (24th) and Carolina Beach Club (31st). The mid-month concert will be announced at a later date. Guests are invited to bring chairs, blankets, even dinner if you’d like. Alcoholic beverages and glass containers are prohibited in most cases. (cont. on page 10)


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Movies at the Beach Atlantic Beach is offering free movies each Wednesday night with shows at Town Park. Grab a lawn chair or a blanket and join neighbors and friends for family-oriented entertainment. The movies, which begin at 8:30pm, are free to attend. The schedule for August includes: Aug. 7, “Oz the Great and Powerful,” Aug. 14, “Goonies” and Aug. 21, “Dolphin Tale” In Swansboro, folks have the chance of viewing “Madagascar 3” at sunset on Friday, Aug. 23, at Municipal Park. Ice chests are allowed, however, guests are asked to leave glass containers at home.

Indoor Craft Fair Planned The History Place gives residents and guests a chance to get out of the heat and spend a great day indoors browsing local arts and crafts. The popular Summer Craft Fair will be held from 9am-4pm on Saturday, Aug. 3. Forty talented crafters will be on hand with a variety of specialties, including pottery, nautical items, metal sculpture, scarves, jams, baked goods, cutting boards, candles, soaps, jewelry, Native American crafts, baskets, doll clothes, aprons, nature photography, and much more. The craft fair is held indoors which organizers say has helped the attendance. Hotdogs, sandwiches and drinks will be available to purchase during the day. The History Place is located at 1008 Arendell St. in downtown Morehead City. For more information, call 252-247-7533 ext 101 or email historyplace@thehistoryplace. org.

Book Smarts Looking for the perfect beach read? The Friends of the Bogue Banks Library are gearing up for its summer book sale. Planned for 10am to 2pm on Saturday, Aug. 10 at Shepherd of the Sea Lutheran Church, the sale is sure to draw a crowd. Offerings include a wide

mix of books ranging from fiction, biographies, mysteries, cookbooks, travel, poetry, medical, history and oodles of paperbacks. Book lovers are encouraged to dig in and search for their own treasure. Shepherd of the Sea is located at 201 Fort Macon Road in Atlantic Beach.

Building Castles for OWLS They come in all shapes and sizes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from towering monoliths to comical owls. But sandcastle building is serious business in Carteret County and nobody knows that better than the Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter in Newport. Planned for Saturday, Aug. 3, the siteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sandcastle building contest is one of the shelterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest annual fundraising events. The contest challenges people to show what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re made of when it comes to this timeless art and will help raise necessary funds for the shelter. Running from 9am-2pm at The Atlantis Lodge in Pine Knoll Shores, contestants and bystanders will spend the day on the beach playing in the sand and contestants will

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Reverse Drawing is Aug. 17 The 21st annual Reverse Drawing presented by the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce is Saturday evening, Aug. 17, at the Crystal Coast Civic Center, Morehead City. This event is open to the public. Doors open at 6pm; dinner begins about 6:30. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theme is: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Surfinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Safari: A Tropical Fantasy.â&#x20AC;? The grand prize is $10,000 cash. Only 325 tickets will be sold. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to be present to win, but each $100 ticket admits two people to the event at the civic center, which includes a buffet dinner, an open bar, a silent auction, entertainment by Morris Willis, dancing, plenty of fun and good fellowship and a free cab ride home within the county limits,â&#x20AC;? said Tracey Brinson of the chamber. Attire for the event is beach casual, but those who dress in accordance with the theme have an opportunity to win costume contest prizes. For information, contact Tracey Brinson at or 252-726-6350.

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One of the busiest departments in my family business is the Homeowner Team, where we have trained and dedicated “professional listeners” that work within our company as advocates for the homeowner. Together they can strategize how to increase rental revenue, discuss the need to refresh the décor of a property or book owner vacation dates. Each time a homeowner stops in to visit is an opportunity to build a better relationship with their vacation rental partner. Vacation rental marriages can deteriorate over time just like real marriages and it often is that the homeowner feels neglected by his manager (cue the old country western song, “Why Don’t You Love Me Like You Used to Do?”). Communication is a two-way street so the best path is to schedule a time for the property manager to come visit you in your beach home and have a long heart to heart about your goals for your real estate investment. Tell them honestly, but without anger or resentment (I didn’t say this would be easy!), where they have failed to be the best vacation rental manager, what you liked about their company in the beginning of your professional relationship and what has to change if this vacation rental marriage is to continue. Sometimes, over time, you just may not be a good fit for each other any longer if your business styles are not compatible or your expectations just are not being met by one facet or another of the services they offer to their homeowners. If it comes to that difficult place where you feel it is in your best interest to part ways, your patience and perseverance with trying to be part of making the relationship work will make the transition less painful for all parties. Don’t we all just love a happy ending? May you have a very long, prosperous and happy marriage with your favorite vacation rental management team. Julia Batten Wax Broker/Owner, Emerald Isle Realty

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MUCH OF THE discussion at the Association of Defense Communities National Summit in Washington, DC, June 11-14, focused on the “if and when” of creating another Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC). It could be 2015 or 2017. The Allies for Cherry Point’s Tomorrow (ACT), a public/private partnership, is in “full pre-BRAC mode” to protect and defend Marine Corp Air Station Cherry Point and Fleet Readiness Center East. One of the things that weigh heavily in a BRAC assessment is the extent of public/private cooperation and the level of community support – how local governments, businesses and citizens partner with the military – and ways the communities show appreciation and patriotic pride. “Although Cherry Point is adjacent to Havelock in Craven County, it is the largest single employer of Carteret County residents, so we are with them all the way. The military drives our local economy,” observed Mary Carlyle Brown, chair of the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce. Another key component in a BRAC analysis is the commitment from municipalities to protect the bases from commercial development and encroachment. Interestingly, at the summit, one of the featured speakers cited MCAS Cherry Point as a “success story in protecting against encroachment.” Roger Natsuhara, principal deputy assistant secretary of the Navy (energy, installations & environment), said the Navy has growing concerns about turbines for wind generation, because of the potential impact on training missions. He complimented local communities around MCAS Cherry Point for advocating


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1, 8, 15, 22: EmeraldFest. 6:30-8pm. Enjoy live music and a peaceful ocean breeze at the Western Ocean Regional Beach Access, Emerald Isle. Performers in August include Wild Honey, Big Drink, Bobby Webb and Dependable Taxi. Free. Details: 252-354-6350. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: Breakfast with the Rays. 8-9am. Enjoy a continental breakfast and help feed these amazing animals before the aquarium opens. Age 5 and up, $15. Details: 252-2474003 or Picnic Paddle. 10am-1pm. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a leisurely canoe trek to explore the mysteries of the salt marsh with the NC Aquarium. Age 6 and up, paddlers 12 and up, $25. Details: 252-247-4003 or www. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Onboard Collection Cruise. 9a12pm. All aboard with the NC Aquarium for a trawl and dredge excursion in coastal waters and see what comes up in our nets. Age 6 and up, $35. Details: 252-247-4003 or www. Marsh Madness. 10am-noon. Put on your water shoes for an exciting morning wading though the marsh and calm waters of Bogue Sound, searching for all kinds of marine creatures with the NC Aquarium. Age 8 and up, $10. Details: 252-247-4003 or www. Aquarist Apprentice. 1-4pm. Join the NC Aquarium staff on a behind-the-scenes tour, help prepare for feedings and find out more about the animals. Age 14 and up, $25. Details: 252-247-4003 or www.ncaquariums. com. 2, 30: Alive at Five. 5-8pm. Join the Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association for a free concert near the Morehead City waterfront. This month the Band of Oz and Jupiter Jones perform. Details: www. or 252-808-0440. Fri. 2: Concert at Fort Macon. 7pm. The Friends of Fort Macon annually bring visitors to the site with its popular concert program. This month the Morehead City Brass perform. The concerts are free and open to the public. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. Details: 252726-3775. Kids Night In – Luau Beach Party. 6-8pm. Youngsters are invited to participate in crafts, games and outdoor activities at Swansboro Parks and Recreation. Cost is $8 for first child, $5 for second. Details: 910-326-2600. 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31: Downtown Market. 10am-2pm. The Downtown Market offers hand-made, home-made and home-grown products in Olde Towne Square in the heart of the Swansboro historic district. Details: 910326-1174. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31: Concert in the Park. 7-8:30pm. Join the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Dept. for a free summer concert at Jaycee Park. Details: 252-726-5083. 3, 31: Cannon Firing. Join the staff of Fort Macon State Park on the parade deck to view 18 ISLAND REVIEW • August 2013

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the firing process for the Civil War cannon. Demonstrations are planned for 10:30 and 11:30am and 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30pm. Details: 252-726-3775. 4, 11, 18, 25: SwanFest. 6:30-8pm. Enjoy live music at Olde Town Square in downtown Swansboro. Bring chairs, blankets, even dinner if you’d like. This month’s performers are Ms. Behavin’ (4th), 40 East Band (11th), Selah Dubb (18th) and Dana & Susan Robinson (25th). Behind the Scenes: Aquarium Close Encounters. 2-3:30pm. Visit labs and holding areas, and feed the animals in this thorough behind-thescenes adventure that includes an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck. Age 6 and up, $15. Details: 252-247-4003 or www.ncaquariums. com. 5, 12, 19, 26: Behind the Scenes – Otter Antics. 1-2pm. Go behind the scenes with the otter keepers, help prepare enrichment items and see how fun it is to care for river otters. Age 12 and up, $25. Details: 252-247-4003 or www. Sound Seafood: Catching Crabs and Clams. 2-4pm. Learn the art of harvesting crabs and clams and the importance of conserving habitats with the NC Aquarium. Age 5 and up, $20. Details: 252-247-4003 or www. 6, 13, 20, 27: Fishing Fanatics. 10am-1pm. Learn to catch the big ones from the surf with hands-on instruction. Equipment, bait and licensing requirements are covered by the NC Aquarium. Age 10 and up, $25. Details: 252247-4003 or Dinner with the Critters. 6-7:30pm. Enjoy pizza, learn about animal care and see what it’s like to feed the animals in the invertebrate touch pool. Age 5 and up, $20. Details: 252247-4003 or 7, 14, 21: Seaside Cinema. 8:30pm. Join friends and family members at the Atlantic Beach Town Park for movies under the stars. This month’s schedule includes “Oz the Great and Powerful” (7th), “Goonies” (14th) and “Dolphin Tale” (21st). Free. 7, 14, 21, 28: Aquarium ABC’s. 8:30-9:30am. Preschoolers will enjoy learning about aquatic species and wildlife, with live animal encounters, crafts, storytelling and outdoor explorations. Ages 2-5, $10. Details: 252-2474003. Wed. 7: Jones Island Habitat Restoration. 9:30am2pm. Since its purchase in 2005, volunteers have been helping the NC Coastal Federation with the salt marsh and oyster habitat restoration at Jones Island, part of Hammocks Beach State Park. Details: Thur. 8: College Bootcamp. 1-4pm. Preparing for college can be overwhelming. Let Swansboro Parks and Recreation help lighten the transition. Cost is $10. Details: 910-326-2600. 9-10: Beaufort Pirate Invasion. With events at the Beaufort Historical Association and the Beaufort waterfront, this annual festival

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includes a reenactment of a pirate attack on Beaufort and the subsequent trials. Details: 252-728-3988. Fri. 9: Friday Free Flicks. 7pm. At Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation on the second Friday of each month. Movies are family oriented. Popcorn and a drink are $1. Bring chairs or blankets. Call 252-354-6350 one week prior for movie title. Adult Pine Needle Workshop. 10am. Join the Beaufort Historical Association to learn how to make old folk art pine needle baskets. Material fee is $40. Details: 252-728-5225 or www. Sat. 10: Book Sale. 10am-2pm. The Friends of the Bogue Banks Library hold its annual used book sale at Shepherd of the Sea, Atlantic Beach. 13, 22: Kayaking. 11am-2pm. Join the NC Maritime Museum in Beaufort for basic instruction and safety lessons followed by a relaxing paddle through the salt marsh. Cost is $45 or $25 with your own kayak. Details: 252728-7317 or Tue. 13: Marsh Cruise. 11am-12:30pm. The marsh cruise program offered by the NC Coastal Federation begins at Hammocks Beach State Park, Swansboro, and will be led by federation staff. Details: samb@nccoast. org. Sea Turtle Celebration. The event includes a birthday salute to Nimbus, the NC Aquarium’s rare white sea turtle, who turns 3 in August. Details: 252-247-4003 or www.ncaquariums. com. Upcycle This! 3:30-5:30pm. Get creative and turn recycled materials into treasure through this Swansboro Parks and Recreation program that helps participants find new uses for old things. Cost is $8. Details: 910-326-2600. 16, 27: Marine Life Cruise. 9:30am-12:30pm. Trawl for fish and marine creatures aboard a Duke University research vessel with the NC Maritime Museum. Cost is $35. Details: 252728-7317 or Sat. 17: Scrapbook Workshop. 10am-1pm. A Creative Memories Scrapbooking Workshop will be held at Emerald Isle Parks Recreation. Details: 910-326-6164 or Fri. 23: Father/Son Survivor Challenge. 6:30-8pm. Swansboro Parks and Recreation host this evening of fun and adventure for dads and their sons. Cost is $10 for each duo. Details: 910-326-2600. Movie in the Park. 8:30pm. Swansboro Parks and Recreation screens “Madagascar 3” at Municipal Park. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy a movie under the stars. Details: 910326-2600. 31-Sept. 1: CCACC Fall Show. This juried sale of arts and crafts by coastal artisans is held at the Beaufort Historic Site featuring an array of handmade items and art.



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that the big-city legislators in the Piedmont Crescent have when they band together. The net, of course, needs to be cast wider and farther. All of the Eastern North Carolina legislators and all of the legislators who represent rural districts, both east and west, north and south, need to find some common ground upon which to stand united. Perhaps our best strategy as the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce, to gain influence with legislators “from Off,” is to recruit and mobilize a network of second home owners and repeat vacationers who can talk to their senators and representatives back home and advocate the chamber’s positions on the issues that affect us and are important to us at the coast. The chamber is a not-for-profit membership organization – 501(c)(6) – and offers a reduced-rate membership option for individuals. We’re already “Your Chamber of Commerce at the Beach”… but the potential is much greater. If you would like to learn more about how you can serve the chamber … and how the chamber can serve you, the person to contact is Julie Naegelen at or call 800-622-6278 or 252-726-6350. The chamber office is located at 801 Arendell St., Suite 1, Morehead City, NC 28557. Mike Wagoner, President Carteret County Chamber of Commerce 58 GOLDSBORO










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Committee Forms to Organize Half Marathon IT IS ALWAYS great to hear about someone in the community that has an idea for a community event and wants to head it up. I get lots of suggestions for great community events, but very few suggesters that are willing to be the primary organizer. That was not the case with Candace Dooley. She contacted the town manager (who became a member of the committee) with the idea of having a 1/2 marathon and a 5K race in the spring of 2014. Not only did she have the idea but had a committee lined up to help organize the event (Dorla Pake, Bryson McLean, Noelle Ricks, Annita Best, Amy Reardon, Emily Sylvester and Frank Rush). Over the years I have had contact with most of the committee members and I can assure you they are all hard workers. This will be a successful well organized event. The event is the Emerald Isle Half Marathon and 5K (includes walkers) and the inaugural event will be held on March 29, 2014. It will start at the Western Ocean Regional Access (102 Islander Drive or 9003 Louise Court) at 7am for the 1/2 marathon and at 7:20 for the 5K. The proceeds will be used to help fund improvements/ extensions to the Emerald Isle Multi-Use Path. The FY 2013/14 Emerald Isle Budget includes funds to complete the path along Emerald Drive to the Indian Beach town line and down Coast Guard Road to Ring Street. That


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will probably take a couple of years to complete and there are other areas that could use multi-use path/sidewalk improvements. You can sign up for the 1/2 marathon and 5K on active. com. Just key in Emerald Isle in the search box at the top of the page. For more information, feel free to contact Candace Dooley at or check emeraldislerun. com. She and her committee members are also looking for additional community involvement. Also the 10th Annual Emerald Isle Triathlon will take place on Oct. 19 at the Eastern Ocean Regional Access. The event starts at 8am and is presented by the 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 and for more information, contact 252-3546350. According to the 23rd “Testing the Water: A Guide to Water Quality at Vacation Beaches” report from the Natural Resources Defense Council, Emerald Isle received high ratings for both water quality and water quality monitoring. The town puts a lot of effort into preserving good water quality. Things like stormwater retention ponds, having to retain the first two inches of rainfall on site for new construction, removing older discharge areas, etc. It is great to be recognized for it.

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THE BOARD OF commissioners recently adopted the FY 13-14 town budget after more than four months of discussion, analysis and review. The total budget is $8.97 million, an increase of not quite 1% over the FY 12-13 adopted budget. The FY 13-14 budget does include a 1-cent increase in the General Fund tax rate – from the current 11.5 cents per $100 of assessed value to 12.5 cents. The 1-cent increase is completely associated with the 2013 “community improvements package” (see next article), and will generate nearly $300,000 that will be earmarked for debt service associated with the projects included in the “community improvements package.” All other town operations are funded by the current 11.5 cent General Fund tax rate. The FY 13-14 budget is a responsible plan that will enable the town to maintain and enhance the quality of town services. In addition to the “community improvements package,” the FY 1314 budget places a priority on adequate fire apparatus, the appearance of the Hwy 58 corridor and other town facilities, and the need to maintain timely collection of yard debris. The annual solid waste fee charged only to developed residential properties will increase by $5. All other town fees remain unchanged. The special district property tax rates for future beach nourishment activities also remain unchanged at 4.5 cents for oceanfront and inlet-front properties, and 1.5 cents for all others. To view the entire FY 13-14 budget, and a PowerPoint summary, please visit www.

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After considering this input, with approximately 70% of respondents in favor of the plan for the “community improvements package, the board voted to approve the “community improvements package.” Importantly, and directly resulting from the input received, the board also established a “sunset provision” for the 1-cent tax increase such that it will expire at the end of 10 years or when the debt is fully retired, whichever occurs first. The total cost of the projects included in the “community improvements package” is $2.65 million, to be financed over a 10-year period. The 1-cent property tax increase will generate approximately $300,000 per year to service the debt. Projects to be funded include the following: • Completion of the Hwy 58 bicycle path from Fairfax Drive to the Indian Beach town limits, • Completion of the Coast Guard Road bicycle path from Dolphin Ridge to Ring Street at The Pointe, (cont. on page 34)

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

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

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Aug. 1, 6:30-8pm, EmeraldFest, Wild Honey. Enjoy live music and the tranquil ocean breeze. Bring chairs, blankets, even dinner! Access also features volleyball courts, picnic tables and restrooms. Alcoholic beverages prohibited. Western Ocean Regional Access. Aug. 8, 6:30-8pm, EmeraldFest, Big Drink. Enjoy live music and the tranquil ocean breeze. Bring chairs, blankets, even dinner! Access also features volleyball courts, picnic tables and restrooms. Alcoholic beverages prohibited. Western Ocean Regional Access . Aug. 2, 6pm, Classic Movie Night. Movies are classic films or movies based on classic novels. Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult. Parental Guidance may apply to some films. Popcorn and drink for $1. Please bring chairs and or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks. Call 252.354.6350 for movie title one week prior to showing. Aug. 9, 7pm, Friday Free Flicks. Movies are family oriented. Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult. Popcorn and drink for $1. Please bring chairs and or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks. Call 252.354.6350 for movie title one week prior to showing. Aug. 12-15, All About Learning: LEGO Enrichment Camp. Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation will be hosting All About Learning and their special LEGO Enrichment Camp. Two classes will be held. Junior Engineering One will take place from 9am-12pm for first through third grade children. The second will take place from 1pm-4pm for fourth through eighth graders. Classes run Aug. 12-15 and will help reinforce and add to what your child has learned in the classroom. Cost for the week is $119 and is due by July 29. This payment is only refundable in the event the class is cancelled. For more information on the course or to sign up please contact Sarah McNally at 252-354-6350 or email Aug. 15, 6:30-8pm, EmeraldFest, Bobby Webb. Enjoy live music and the tranquil ocean breeze. Bring chairs, blankets, even dinner! Access also features volleyball courts, picnic tables and restrooms. Alcoholic beverages prohibited. Western Ocean Regional Access. Aug. 17, 10am-1pm, Creative Memories Scrapbooking Workshop. Creative Memories Scrapbooking Workshops with Linda Phelps will take place at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation. Pre-registration is required, ages 12 and up. Fee is $5 with additional packages available. Call Linda Phelps at 910.326.6164 or email Aug. 22, 1-4pm, Sock Hop Social. This event takes place in our gymnasium. Citizens of the community gather to partake in conversation, dancing, and potluck! Beverages and music are provided. Entry fee is a snack or dessert dish. This event’s theme is Sock Hop! Call 252.354.6350 for more information. Aug. 22, 6:30-8pm, EmeraldFest, Dependable Taxi. Enjoy live music and the tranquil ocean breeze. Bring chairs, blankets, even dinner! Access also features volleyball courts, picnic tables and restrooms. Alcoholic beverages prohibited. Western Ocean Regional Access. Aug. 31, 9am, Co-Ed 2V2 Beach Volleyball Tournament Series. Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation 2V2 Beach Volleyball Tournament Series at the Western Ocean Regional Access (WORA). These Co-Ed Tournaments are for ages 16 and up. Bring your own ball and teams officiate so plan to officiate even after elimination. Prize money goes to the top two teams (70% to first place & 30% to second place). Contact Lainey Gottuso at (252) 354-6350 or for more info.



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• Installation of a fixed storm water line from the existing storm water pump at The Pointe to the Emerald Isle Woods receiving site, • Installation of a fixed storm water pipe from existing storm water pumps in Lands End to connect to the Emerald Isle Woods receiving site, • Construction of an expansion of the community center to provide more room for the aerobics program and weight room, and • Installation of new playground equipment at Blue Heron Park (behind the Police Station). The town will be working hard to complete these projects during the fall, winter, and spring 2013-14, with a goal of completion prior to the 2014 tourism season.

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Hwy 58 Bicycle Path Extension Construction Underway As reported earlier this year, the town has been planning a new 0.4 mile segment of the Hwy 58 bicycle path from

We look forward to completing these projects, which are aimed at enhancing the quality of life for our residents, enhancing the attractiveness of the community for retirement and second home owners, and enhancing the Town’s competitiveness in the tourism market.

Follow the Town of Emerald Isle on Twitter

The town is always seeking new ways to reach our residents, property owners, and visitors, and is now expanding our presence on Twitter. The town will be sending out brief messages each day about items of interest in the community, and more frequently during emergency conditions (i.e.,

Hurst Drive to Fairfax Road over the past several months. Construction finally began on June 17, and the contractor is making good progress. Work is expected to be complete by late July or early August, and town staff and the contractor will be working hard to minimize impacts on our residents and visitors in the construction area. We look forward to expanding the bicycle path network to this area of Emerald Isle!

Update - New Recycling Containers

Unfortunately, the town’s recycling container manufacturer continues to experience significant problems at its manufacturing plant, and has still not been able to deliver new roll-out recycling containers to Emerald Isle. The manufacturer recently informed the town that the new containers should arrive later in July and the containers will be available at Sound ACE Hardware at that time. The town has been incredibly patient with the manufacturer because they are the sole manufacturer of this style of container that is used by the vast majority of property owners in Emerald Isle, and because we believe this container performs better for Emerald Isle’s specific needs and environment. The town recognizes that our property owners simply cannot obtain the new containers, and will not take any enforcement actions for non-compliant recycling containers until later this year in order to provide ample time for property owners to purchase the new containers. We AGAIN apologize for any inconvenience, and AGAIN thank you for your patience and cooperation on this issue.

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A Time for Turtles Nimbus, the aquarium’s rare white sea turtle, turns 3 this month! Enjoy a daylong Sea Turtle Celebration on Aug. 13 in honor of the unusual loggerhead, and to highlight sea turtle conservation. Find out more about these captivating marine reptiles, the troubles they face and how you can help them. Here are some of the activities: · See how much Nimbus has grown. ·Sign a super-sized birthday card and pledge to help sea turtles. · Check the Sea Turtle Nursery for hatchlings – there might be some just a few weeks old! · Meet sea turtles in a Creature Feature or animal encounter. · Test your sea turtle savvy with hands-on activities and games. · Pledge to do a few simple things to help all sea turtles. · Pose next to an inflatable giant leatherback turtle, and enjoy other special displays and crafts.

The celebration coincides with hatching season. From now through fall, sea turtle nests buried months ago hatch out. Usually the 100 or so turtles per nest emerge en masse and scurry for the surf to spend the rest of their lives at sea, except when females return to lay eggs. Because of sea turtles’ imperiled status, the NC Wildlife Resources Commission and trained volunteers monitor nesting. Some of these volunteers will be on hand at the celebration to talk about their work. After each nest hatches, they dig around in the sand to assess how many turtles it produced by counting the shells, and to assist weak turtles that couldn’t get out of the sand on their own. Each year, the aquarium provides temporary care for many of these little turtles until they can be released, usually a few days or weeks. Some stay a little longer for educational exhibits and programs. Nimbus turned up in a nest excavation on a Pine Knoll Shores beach in August 2010. The tiny white turtle was smaller than average. Hampered by a cleft palate, it had to be coaxed into eating. But soon it was doing well and went on exhibit in October 2010. Nimbus, meaning a radiant light or shining cloud, was the

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young sea turtles. The aquarium took in more than 20 that were suffering from a potentially fatal condition called coldstunning. Most were released offshore in the Gulf Stream in February after they recovered. Two late-season cold-stunned green sea turtles that arrived in April and a 2011 green hatchling were returned to the ocean at the beach on Fort Macon earlier this summer, cheered on by a crowd of 2,000 fans. The timing of the turtles’ recovery meant the water near shore was warm enough for release from the beach. It was an inspiring and educational event for the people attending, and a happy ending for the turtles, which would not have survived without help.

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name chosen out of hundreds suggested by the public. A genetic deviation similar to that of albino animals causes the pale coloring. Its shell and skin were nearly white when it arrived, although they later took on a slightly golden hue as the turtle grew. Nimbus is on exhibit near the stern view of the Living Shipwreck, across from the gift shop. It also is at the start of the interactive Sea Turtle Rescue exhibit. A young green sea turtle also is on view at the exhibit, and a larger green sea turtle swims in the Living Shipwreck. Sea Turtle Celebration activities are free with admission or membership.

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Sherry and Clyde Tallent, Jr. to Jimmy Todd, 134 Mitchell Drive, $103,000. Shennon and Mark Mason and Robert Sharp to Wanda and Elmo Gaskill, Jr., 365 Seashore Drive, Atlantic $120,000.

Atlantic Beach

Neal and Jacqueline Evans to Byron and Joe-Ann Hanna, 602 Ft. Macon Road, $38,500. Par-Bra-Bar, LLC to Tammy Forte, 201 Henderson Blvd., $39,000. Peggi and William Edwards to Norwood and Sharon Jones, 203 Atlantic Beach Causeway, $75,000. C. Jack Snow to Austin Allran, 1904 Ft. Macon Road Unit 229, $75,000. Christine and George Sherman, Jr. to Wilma Jenkins-Flythe, 1904 Ft. Macon Road, $127,000. Macon Barrow to MH40 Properties, LLC, 1904 Fort Macon Road, $160,000. Kirby Marshburn and Teresa Marshburn to Lisa and William Taylor, Jr., 211 Smith St., $225,000. Marcia Schellhas to R. Howard and Dolly Fleming, 2111 Ft. Macon Road, $265,000.


Hobert and Pamela Kelly to Kemp and Katie Styron, 409 Margaret Road, $20,000. Coastal General Contracting, Inc. to Carson Dawson, 189 Landing Road, $25,000. Jane Costlow, Davis Das and Beth and Bradley Martin to Betty Apperson, 313 Orange St., $35,000. Benedetto and Helen Vona to Dail Rose, 219 Deer Trail, $42,000. Sally Wood to Lisa Carlson, 136 Conway Road, $52,000. James and Cecelia Bagley and Helma Mears to Charles and 38

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Mary Redmond, 112 Garbacon Drive, $52,500. Charles Edwards, Wendy Edwards and Agnes Edwards to Edward Whiteman, 102 Stanton Road, $75,000. Betty Lawrence to Alan and Denis Penny, 338 McDaniel Drive, $99,000. Lute and Elaine Wind to William and Lois Green, 306 Island Drive, Boat Slip 57, Carolina Marlin Club $107,000. JP Morgan Chase Bank to Marla Chuffo, 424 Austin Road, $120,000. Beaufort Homes, LLC to Peter and Dorothy Crumley, 108 Ricks Ave., $212,000. Susan and John Way, Jr. and Brady and Shirley Way to NC Dept. of Transportation, right of way, 1 acre adjacent to airport, $214,250.

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

McNeill and Associates Rentals to Geraldine and Russell Howell, III, 601 Pelletier Loop Road, $115,000. Martha and Arthur Levey, Jr. to Scott and Karen Nickson, 160 Bobwhite Circle, $240,000.

Cedar Island

Timothy Willis and Jennifer Davis to Rodney Farnsworth, III, 455 Lola Road, $70,500.

Cedar Point

US Bank National Association to Mark Boyer and Mary Brown, 2113 Ocean Drive, $375,000.

Ronald and Judith Miller to Jared and Jessica Lanier, Lot 118, Magen’s Bay, $278,000.

Island Time at Emerald Isle, LLC to Larry and Debra Mann, 6711 Ocean Drive, $475,000.

Stone Bay Partners, LLC to Adam and Lori Jeppe, 301 Ardan Oaks Drive, $320,000.

David and Gayle Swayne and George Swayne, Jr. to Patricia Foley, 108 Ocean Drive, $500,000.

Mark and Lori Elfers to Rodolfo and Kerri Quispe, 105 Sweet Grass Trail, $324,000.

Sadie Congleton to Frank and Kathryn Ausband, 714 Comet Drive, $240,000.

Todd and Shelley Smith to John and Leslie Manning, 111 Shady Path, $375,000.

Front Street Village, LLC to CAPI Properties, LLC, Unit 1001-A, Phase C-1, Front Street Village Condos $290,000.

John and Margo Norton to Leland and Tammy Olesen, 106 Lookout Ridge, $380,000.

Emerald Isle

James Miller to Newton Miller, II and Anne Brandon MillerGebhardt, 9201 Coast Guard Road, $97,000. Howard and Laura Newman to Brian and Corrie Rose, 200 Holly St., $130,000.

Gwyndolyn Towles to John and Kimberly Towles, 1535 Front St., $334,000.

Walter and Donna Thomas to James and Frances Stokes, 9100 Reed Drive #4306, $145,000.

Currituck Resolution Properties, Inc. to Beaufort Golf Group, 8 parcels, North River Club, $700,000.

William and Patricia Campbell to Brian and Melissa Hufhand, 9910 Napoleon Court, $145,000.

Cape Carteret

East Ocean Drive, LLC to Sea Oaks Emerald Isle, LLC, Lot 27, Sea Oats, $160,000.

PNC Bank to Michael and Laura Barnes, 534 Deer Creek Drive, $84,000.

David and Cheryl Pace to Room by Room Makeovers, Inc., 5424 Ocean Drive, $349,500.

Eva Daniel to Curtis and Margaret Mays, 5128 Bogue Sound Drive, $434,000.

Stone Bay Partners, LLC to Jason and Deeana Egan, 322 Ardan Oaks Drive, $325,000.

David and Kathleen Perry to John and Kathleen Krohn, 192 Windy Point Road, $314,500.

Bell Cove Ventures, LLC to James and Nancy Pate, 304 Bell Cove Court, $325,000.

Stone Bay Partners, LLC to Steven and Tonya Banks, 108 Marsh Island Drive, $253,500.

Jerry and Linda Beck to Sherra Fulcher, 120 Crystal Road, $235,000.

Peter Berrini and Barbara Berrini to Michael and Kathleen Tonner, 117 Heron Point Road, $300,000.

Alvin and Karen Rosenfarb to Mandy and Derek Holtman, 203 Park Drive, $310,000.

Charles and Elizabeth Rooks to Tracey and John Jones, III, 107 Stuart Ave., $310,000.

Bobby and Doris Stanley to Kenneth and Joyce O’Brien, 9706 Spinnaker Place, $565,000. David and Karen Mullet to Rovert and Erin Kevan and Mark and Shelia Willis, 9427 Ocean Drive, $610,000. George and Susan Valashinas to Robert and Barbara Stancil, 410 Cape Emerald Loop Court, $700,000. Margaret and Robert Royster, Jr. to Hugh Hamrick and David Sedaris, 7217 Ocean Drive, $825,000. Jim Sabiston to Timothy and Susan Edwards, 6603 Ocean Drive, $880,000. US Bank National Association to Timothy Dolan, 10211 Sea Mist Drive, $969,000. George and Maria Tederick to Afshin and Atousa Savafi, 9721 Dolphin Ridge Road, $1,465,000.


Robert Shipp, Jr. to Paul Fulcher, Jr., 102 Mariners Court, $16,000.

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Wendy Cluse and Lisa Goshe to Hazel Ives, 211 Virginia Ave., $170,000.

Murdoch & Associates, Inc. to Braxton and Jennifer Davis, 1703 Ivory Gull Drive, $288,500.

Victor Sais to Dawn FarrellHarkins, 802 Gate Road, $179,000.

George and Ann Venuto to Helen and Harold Rowland, Jr., 3400 Snead St., $300,000.

Peter and Dorothy Crumley to Victoria Maskinas, 3602 Justin Court, $180,000.

Global Development Corp. to Blue Ocean Spa & Nails, LLC, 4848 Arendell St., $300,000.

Nancy Friedberg to Joseph and Lydia Beato, 113 Brandywine Blvd., $70,000.

Donna Deweil to Tara Thomas, 1407 Arendell St., $182,000.

George and Anne Barnes to Kathryn and James Barwick, Jr., 1804 Shepard St., $330,000.

Jimmy and Iris Davis to Downey Coastal Investments, LLC, 4457 Arendell St., $100,000.

Cristina Keeter and Donna Livingston to Christopher Willis and Hillery Vallance, 706 Hedrick Blvd., $185,000.

Thomas and Vicki Pohlig to Pamela Webb, 1306 Shepard St., $430,000.

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Blair Pointe Leftovers, LLC to Streamline Developers, LLC, 2415 Marsh Tern Lane, $48,500.

Randi and Thomas R. Gift, Jr. to Newbern and Harriett Douglas, 3777 Diamond City Drive, $165,000.

Thomas and Lynda Dixon to George and Erin Dixon, 2003 Evans St., $50,000.

Indian Beach

James and Ellen Zechman to Mary Harris, 801 Salter Path, $151,000. RBC Real Estate Finance, Inc. to JJJAM Club, LLC, 1550 Salter Path Road Unit 206, $209,500. RBC Real Estate Finance, Inc. to Lori Sakiewicz, 1550 Salter Path Road, $225,500.

Judith and Jesse Seamon, Jr. to Terry Koonce, 804 Arendell St., $110,000.

Peter Moffett to Richard and Mary Bitting, 1505 Salter Path Road, $240,000.

Alex and Mari Rickard to William Neill, 3013 Old Gate Court, $115,000.

RBC Real Estate Finance, Inc. to Barry and Trudy Kritt, 1550 Salter Path Road Unit 710, $315,500.

Beneficial Financial I, Inc. to Jody Weese and Stephanie Weese, 1029 Yaupon Terrace, $115,000.

Gregory and Laura Nichols to Daryl and Christine Vaughan, 1701 Salter Path Road, $350,000.

Lindsey Thornton to Tony and Debbie Ayscue, 2314 Emeline Place, $123,000.


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Rupert Flaherty and Emily Scott to Mark Janer and Christine Bartlett, Unit 14A, Village Green, $190,000.

Frank and Frances Gainey to Shannon and Courtney Mehurg, 1410 Marsh Pointe, $475,000.

Gregory Premo to Kevin Snyder, 821 Lord Granville Drive, $195,000.

Roberta Tyler, Charles Tyler, Alice Cooper and Teresa Hostmark to Leigh Baker and RSF Land & Cattle Company, LLC, 2600 Evans St., $540,000.

Kent Neal to Alexander Nitt and Kimberly Koenig, 4114 Sound Drive, $200,000.


Jamieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Design, Inc. to Kent Neal, 4114 Sound Drive, $200,000. Patricia Nielson and Laurie Basham to Ashley and William McNabb, Jr. and William and Lorena McNabb, 1604 Fairfield Court, $212,000.

Adam Rouse and Shanna Rouse to Karen Weigand, 208 Clayton Drive, $25,000. Jesse and Patricia Randall to Jean Cassalia, Lot 205, Cannonsgate, $26,000. Gary and Kathy King to Bobby and Lisa Bryant, 845 Cannonsgate Drive, $27,000.

Michael Urban and Kelly Urban to Christopher Jones, 3529 White Drive, $220,000.

Walnut Hills of North Carolina, Inc. to RP Rentals, LLC, 364 Southwinds Drive, $28,000.

John and Helene DiFederico to Stephanie Mathis, 3006 Fairway Road, $230,000.

Charles Noyes to Crawford and Susan Harb, 612 Cannonsgate Drive, $52,000.

Karen Toler to Thomas Glasgow, 2904 Dogwood Lane, $230,000.

Billy and Tammy Linder to Johnnie and Thelma Odham, 630 Mill Creek Road, $85,000.

Timothy and Susan Nixon to Ronnie and Cathy Schultheis, 911 Oak Drive, $250,000. Roberta Pridmore to David and Kathleen Perry, 408 Hillcrest Drive, $252,000. Matthew and Savannah McBride to Scott Courtney, 312 Lord Granville Drive, $255,000. Michael and Sandra Willis to Jonathan Laplume, 121 Vasti Drive, $280,000. James and Diane Foster to Todd Kates, 1705 Clubhouse Drive, $282,500.

Bryan and Marie Sprouse to William Smith, 2339 Lakeview Drive, $100,000. Rex and Jean Taylor to Anna Marie and Gaston Davis, 324 & 326 Steamship Lane, $118,000. Karen Weigand to James and Naomie Brewer, 705 Birdie Court, $105,000. JP Morgan Chase to Norma Wagaman, 106 Country Side Court, $124,000.

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Azalea Caterpillar

- Defoliation or chewed leaves with remaining veins. Feed in groups when small. - Caterpillar 0.5-1.5 inches, reddish to brown-black with yellow to orange stripes, red head

Arthropod Pests of Azalea Azalea Lace Bug

- Adult with lacey wings, 1/8” - Feed from underside of leaves - Upper leaf surface white stippling to splotchy - Underside leaf surface with black fly-speck-like fecal spots

- Caterpillars with “U” posture when disturbed - Most damage August-September * Best managed by knocking caterpillars groups to the ground and stepping on them, or knock into a jar containing alcohol. - Adults and spiny nymphs on underside of leaf - Overwinters as egg - Eggs hatch begins early spring *Best managed by reducing plant stress. Use only pesticides labeled for this insect, and spray the underside of the leaves.

Azalea Bark Scale

- Egg sacs are covered by fluffy or waxy scale - Black sooty-mold fungus often seen on the plant at the same time

Southern Red Mite

- Discoloration noted during summer or winter - Flattened oval eggs or clear egg shells with central thread present in Summer and Winter - Mites almost black body with pale yellow-brown legs - Eggs laid underside of leaves - Use 10X 42

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mayor’s notes

MANY PEOPLE WHO now call Atlantic Beach home first came here as visitors. Some who start vacationing here eventually buy a second home here. Often, this second home becomes a primary home. So, what may have Mayor Trace Cooper started as a family vacation becomes a permanent address. One of the reasons why this happens in Atlantic Beach is that our town and its citizens have a way of growing on you. Once people spend a little time here, it is not very hard to convince them to come back again and again. The trick is getting them here the first time. We are not just a town of homeowners. We are also a town of businesses. For the sake of these businesses, and in order to draw future full time residents, we need to be able to communicate to potential visitors and residents why they should visit. In other words, we need to market Atlantic Beach. With the help of a committee of business leaders from our town, we have been working with a design firm to develop new graphics for Atlantic Beach. Other than our official Town Seal, we do not have a consistent visual identity for the town that communicates our personality as a classic, family-oriented beach town. Graphics matter. When you look across town today, you’ll see an inconsistent mix of type and images on our signs, water towers, website and town vehicles. We are getting close to finalizing a new design and will be rolling it out in the coming months. One of our first rebranding targets will be the town’s website, which needs an update. It will soon serve as a portal to help connect visitors with our businesses as well as providing information about town government and services to our residents. When someone Googles, “Atlantic Beach, NC” we need their first impression to be a lasting one. Another aspect of tourism development that we have focused on in recent years is sports and event marketing. With the help of the Carteret County Tourism Development Authority, we have been able to recruit some excellent events to Atlantic Beach. For example, this October the finish line for two large events will be located along the boardwalk at the Circle. The first is Cycle North Carolina’s Fall Ride. The theme of this event is “From the Mountains to the Coast” and we expect more than 1,000 riders and their family members to be in Atlantic Beach for the finale. The ride starts in Spruce Pine this year and makes its way east to Atlantic Beach. The other event is the Tuna Run 200, a 200-mile relay run from Raleigh to Atlantic Beach. Last year was the first year of the Tuna Run and we were happy to host more than 600 runners at our finish line party where they were served food by local restaurants. In addition to filling our motels, vacation rentals and restaurants on a fall weekend when we could use the business, these events give us a chance to introduce Atlantic Beach to hundreds of visitors who have not been here before. Our goal – through an updated visual identity, improving our streetscapes, recruiting great businesses to town and supporting them – is to make sure that these first time visitors come back to Atlantic Beach. If we get things right, a few people making their first weekend visit this October will discover what we all love about this town and eventually end up as our year round neighbors.


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The quiet town of Beaufort will once again host the Beaufort Pirate Invasion with the scourge of the sea making its historic return to this quaint village on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9-10. Volunteers in Beaufort are busy preparing for the event that includes an historical representation of a time more than 250 years ago when pirates first invaded the small seaport town. During the summer of 1747, the folks of small-town Beaufort were run out as pirates overtook the town, pillaging and plundering as they went. However, Maj. Enoch Ward, Col. Thomas Lovick, a limited number of troops and a group of area residents fought back just three days later. They reclaimed their land and homes and put the pirates on trial to face justice for their actions. Each year, that historical event is symbolically remembered in a setting that brings fun for the whole family. Pirates come by land and sea to join forces at the Beaufort Historic Site on Turner Street to recreate the invasion and subsequent trials that took place hundreds of years ago. Participants can expect two days of entertainment, parades, dancing, grub and grog as the town relives its former pirate invasion and the uprising of the townsfolk, which brought the pirates to trial. The historical event in its entirety, from the invasion to the trial, will be graphically illustrated through encampments, cookouts, live music and a loud battle at the mouth of Taylors Creek. Pirate groups, including the Shadow Players Stage Combat Group and Blackbeard’s Crew will be on hand, as well as Beaufort’s own privateer, Sinbad and his vessel the Meka II. Weekend events include live entertainment throughout both afternoons by Thunder & Spice and The Motley Tones and The Rusty Cutlass, Capt. Jim’s Pirate Magic Show, face painting, a town-wide treasure hunt and plenty of other merriment. Pirates set up camp at the Beaufort Historic Site on Turner Street around noon on Friday, Aug. 10. Simultaneous events, including live music, occur at The Dockhouse Park and Grayden Paul Waterfront Park, making the festival a true town-wide festival. A land attack is scheduled for noon on Friday and the popular Taylors Creek attack will begin around 1pm on Saturday. Costumes are optional as the entire town pays homage to the pirate spirit. Children 12 and under can participate in a costume contest at 1pm on Friday or 11am on Saturday at the Beaufort Historic Site and help chase the pirates to their trial following Saturday’s staged invasion. For a full schedule of additional information, visit or call 252-728-5225.



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Being Prepared in Case of Emergency THIS HAS BEEN a fabulous year so far – our town’s 40th anniversary. I hope you took in the well organized and interesting exhibits at the library celebrating our history. We also had a hugely successful 6th Annual Kayak for the Warriors event and raised over $70,000. It’s a beautiful time of year, and this is probably not even your favorite season, hurricane season. Every year we need to take some time to review what we need to know that may save our lives and our property. Since major weather events don’t appear on our calendars or cell phones, sometimes we don’t have much time to prepare. It’s also very easy to become complacent after a multitude of false alarms. Let’s review actions that we as a town, as an island community, and as a county must take to prepare for an emergency. First, a State of Emergency allows us to prepare for a situation and formally begins a process. This also allows us to request resources: state troopers, reimbursement, etc. from other levels of government. This step notifies the state governor and is the beginning of our escalation in preparing for the storm event and tracking of municipal expenses relating to this particular event. An Evacuation Order is always mandatory. This order allows us to close the bridges to “incoming” traffic – it doesn’t close to outgoing traffic because of this. This also allows the county to open shelters for people that are in dangerous


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club news PKS Garden Club ON JUNE 12 the garden club held its annual installation luncheon at the Coral Bay Club. During a brief business meeting President Karen Zaenker welcomed three new members, Grace Marshal, Michele Powers and Myra Skinner, who joined this past year. Susan King discussed a change in the bylaws concerning inactive membership. Lana Hathaway informed members that during the year garden club members spent 118 hours tending the town gardens, weeding, pruning and fertilizing. President Zaenker thanked her officers and board members for all the hard work they had contributed to the garden club during the year. She recalled salient events during the year – planting a crepe myrtle during Arbor Day, visiting Ash Japanese Maple Farm in Hampstead, the bus trip to J.C.Raulston Arboretum, the new and exciting program of tablescapes and the club’s overflowing contribution basket to Hope for the Warriors. Following lunch, Vice President Gini Stambaugh conducted the installation ceremony, recognizing new officers for 2013-2014. She installed Donna Belanger as president; Jean McDanal and Karen Zaenker as 1st vice presidents; Martha Edwards and Lana Hathaway as 2nd vice presidents; Helvi Larson as treasurer; Barbara Williams as recording secretary; and Mary Ann Shapiro as corresponding secretary. After new officers were installed, longtime members were recognized for their years of service. Vivian Macdonald, one of the club’s founding officers who now resides with family in Georgia, was celebrated for 39 years as a member; Lenora Roberson, who is recuperating at Crystal Bluffs, for 35 years; and Lois Jean O’Keefe, who was present and accepted the grateful recognition for 33 years with the club. Four other members were recognized for 25 years of membership, Mary Heim, Mary Hudak, Jeanne Umbarger and Clare Winslow. They all received floral bouquets and monogrammed water bottles. The club will be on hiatus during the summer months, but members will still tend the town gardens, weeding, pruning and fertilizing. Meetings will resume in September, and guests and visitors are always welcome. We meet at 9:30 for refreshments, followed at 10am by the day’s program.

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PKS Women’s Club “YOU ARE ALL an inspiration to me,” began Brenda Hanson’s address to the Pine Knoll Shore’s Women’s Club at its June Installation Luncheon. Hanson, the recipient of the club’s college scholarship for the past several years, is pursuing a career in the medical field at Carteret Community College. She stated that the financial support offered to her “eased the burden” of completing her education while supporting her family as a single parent. Club members provided not only financial assistance but encouragement to Hanson and served as positive role models as she conscientiously completed her studies.

Pine Knoll Shores Women’s Club members, with their varied professional backgrounds, special talents and wide-ranging experiences are an inspiring group. In an effort to learn more about club members’ professional lives, civic involvements and special talents, the club distributed a simple survey to members at the June luncheon. The responses to the survey support the club’s theme for 2013 that each member is a “star” in the community. Survey responses provided insight into members lives “before PKS.” Members lived in 43 of the 50 states in the US including Alaska and Hawaii, as well are in Italy, England, France, New Zealand, Canada and various locations in Asia and South America. Their varied professional backgrounds include careers in corporate business and finance, education, medicine, law, agriculture, social work and counseling, homemaking, literary and visual arts, academic research, fashion, military and government service. Eight respondents have served in elected government positions, two as mayors of Pine Knoll Shores; others on school boards and in town, village and county governments. Many members have been awarded special recognition of their achievements receiving a multitude of local and national awards including: American Business Woman of the Year, Teacher of the Year, International Sales Person of the Year, Ben Ball Community Service Person of the Year, Realtor of the Year, Salvation Army Humanitarian Award, NYS Rotarian of the Year, Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame. One of our members was a national figure skating champion. Beauty and brains DO mix in Pine Knoll Shores as one of the members was her class salutatorian as well as serving as an alternate to Miss Mississippi; several others were homecoming queens who also were either salutatorians or valedictorians their high school graduating class. In retirement, members have put their leadership skills, business acumen and varied talents to work by volunteering locally, serving on boards, including the Women’s Club, Garden Club and on town committees; in leadership roles in community organizations serving as advocates for battered women, chairing organizations such as the Carteret County Arts Forum, the American Music Festival, church organizations and the Carteret County Historical Society, among many others. Obviously, the talent pool of amazing women in Pine Knoll Shores is something to be proud of. The PKS Women’s Club welcomes all women residing in Pine Knoll Shores. Visitors are always welcome to monthly meetings, held the fourth Friday of each month at the PKS Town Hall. Meetings resume again in September. Please consider joining and getting to know the “amazing women” of Pine Knoll Shores.

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property watch (cont. from page 40) Laura Hotzclaw to Daniel Buck and Janice McRannolds, 370 Old Swansboro Road, $128,000. SECE-RE, Inc. to Glenda Burleson, 139 Turtle Court, $130,000. James and Catherine Lewis to Katie and Marlon Adams, Jr., 228 Cottontail Drive, $138,500. Joseph and Betty Ann Guthrie, Betty and Harry Moore, Janie Guthrie, James and Kimberly Guthrie and Clifford and Nichole Guthrie to Sarah and Stephen Wilson, 234 Williams Bridge Road, $140,000.

Conner-W, LLC to Robert Reale, 108 Treasure Cove, $161,000. David and Faye Wheeler to Francis and Rachel McGee, 401 Crestwood Drive, $166,500 Katherine McKee to Joshua Brooks and Ashlyn Reynolds, 2532 Forest Drive, $177,500. Margaret Ferguson-Basso and Kevin Basso to Michael and Katerine Heimbegner, 110 Country Side Court, $179,000. Egret Enterprises, LLC to Tyler and Amanda Woodring, 550 Park Meadows Drive, $185,000.

Rebecca and Bancroft Davis to Eric Gregson, 107 S. Park Lane, $144,000.

Bobbiegene and Tina Barnott to Brandon and Hope Kincaid, 960 Church St., $200,000.

Laverne Wesner to William and Shirley Wolfe, 263 Rollingwood Drive, $145,000.

Donald and Adele Collins to Catherin Cauley, 104 Heron Court, $203,500.

Denise and Otis Terry, III to Jeffrey and Susan Radford, 325 Goose Creek Blvd., $145,000.

Carolina Eastern Homes, LLC to Timothy and Allison Weikert, 617 Edgewood Ave., $225,000.

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Carolina Eastern Homes, LLC to Justin Clark, 623 Edgewood Ave., $232,000. John and Tamara Crispino to Howell and Rebekah Wadsworth, 304 Holly Lane, $265,000. Joseph Dell’Aria to David and Maris Slater, 108 Gracelyn Lane, $270,000. Elizabeth and William Cleve, Jr. to David Chesney, 175 Live Oak Road, $275,000. Marion and Braxton Brooks, Jr. to Kirk and Kiley Hoppe, 106 Gull Harbor Drive, $284,000. John Reifschneider to James and Karina Guyton, 208 Yacht Club Drive, $359,000. David and Daphne Miller and Douglas Miller to James and Anna Cole, 101 & 103 Mary Lane, $450,000.

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James Davis, Jr. and David and Alicia Barefield to Randal and Anne Mims, 113 Holly Road, $75,000.

Margaret and Bobby Hayes, Jr. to Tracy Pearce, 131 Circle Drive, $43,000. John and Marianne Schmitt to Mark and Cynthia Knigge, 332 Croatan Drive, $58,000. Leon and Ruth Wright to Phillip and Diane Rand, 111 Circle Drive, $93,000. Timothy and Eva Glennon to Tiffanie Paulson, 125 Cedarwood Drive, $97,500. Paul and Bonita Smith to Christine Metcalf, 402 Arabian Lane, $137,000. Philip Whited to Town of Peletier, 1601 & 1603 Hwy 58, $190,000.

Antooine Malouf to Robert and Kathryn Blowers, 201 Oakleaf Drive, $348,500.

Matthew Lawson and Ashley Lawson to Robert and Mary Tyndall, Lot 90, Coldwater Creek, $195,000.

Alice and Thomas Powers, Jr. to Jane Parrish, 101 Magnolia Court, $350,000.

Linwood and Rebecca Phillips to Costa Mesa, LLC, 1045 Cedar Point Blvd., $200,000.

Richmond Hill, Inc. to Ann Howell, 590 Westport Drive, $400,000.

Savvy Homes, LLC to Benjamin Ream and Shanna Stauffer, 307 Echo Ridge Road, $232,500.


Savvy Homes, LLC to Tyler and Jessica Holland, 313 Echo Ridge Road, $240,000.

Stella Farms, LLC to New Century Homes of Jacksonville, Inc., 102 Magnolia Drive, $31,000.

David and Rene Bardorf to Karen McQuarrie, 108 Lookout Ridge, $275,000.


Ned and Lela Golden to Sundee Stephenson and Bradley Schulz, 352 Straits Road, $105,000.


Coldwater Creek Development, Inc. to Stone Bay Partners, Lot 113, Coldwater Creek, $40,000

*Publisher’s Note: This data is provided as public information available to all county residents. Island Review accepts no liability for errors or omissions and has endeavored to be as accurate as possible. Price given indicates the number of tax stamps purchased at deed filing (representing $2 for $1,000 of sales price, in $500 increments) and as such, may not exactly reflect the true purchase price.



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DMCRA Raising Funds for City Plaza Construction

The Big Rock Fountain and Perpetual Trophy The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament is proud to announce the construction of the Big Rock Fountain on the waterfront in Morehead City, NC. This fountain will provide significant educational, cultural and economic impact for the Morehead City waterfront and Carteret County. The sculpture would become one of the most photographed icons in Carteret County along with the lighthouse at Cape Lookout, the Shackleford Banks ponies and Fort Macon.

Kent Ullberg Sculpture The centerpiece of the fountain will be a bronze sculpture of a 1200 pound blue marlin created by world renowned wildlife artist, Kent Ullberg. Ullberg has designed sculptures that reside all over the world in places like the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center, the IGFA World Headquarters, South Padre Island, TX and the Chub Key Club. He is currently working on an 18’ tall elephant that will be placed at the St Louis Zoo.

GROUND HAS BEEN broken and work is underway to build a plaza and fountain at the property fondly called the ‘Jib’ on the Morehead City waterfront. The Downtown Educational, Cultural and Economic Impact Morehead City Revitalization Association (DMCRA) has This magnificent sculpture and fountain will give visitors to see the actual scale of a 1000 pound volunteered to help take some the ofopportunity the financial plus blue marlin that swims off ofburden our coast. The sculpture will provide a cultural impact for Carteret County by from the city by raising money through selling engraved being one of the largest pieces of artwork in the area. It will give visitors to the Crystal Coast a reason to stop on paving stones. the Morehead Waterfront and therefore be a catalyst for “This project is absolutely key in the next phase of 1 | BIG ROCK the revitalization of the downtown region. The waterfront is already a natural draw for Crystal Coast visitors, but having an iconic plaza down here takes downtown development to a whole new level,” said Holly Fletcher, chair of the DMCRA board of directors. “This is a legacy project. That fountain and plaza will become a premier attraction for visitors coming to the Crystal Coast. And those engraved paving stones will be there for generations to come. We’re excited to be part of this,” added Tom Kies, director of the DMCRA. Kies also expressed hope that enough money will be raised to help offset the costs of the plaza with some of it going toward the next phases of the project, including an observation deck out over the water. In addition to Morehead City’s efforts in making the plaza a reality, the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament organizers are donating the 17-foot, bronze, handcrafted statue of a blue marlin leaping out of the water and they’ve also given a $50,000 grant to the city to


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economic development. The Morehead City waterfront will be a destination for all Crystal Coast visitors. This sculpture represents the very thing that this tourna-

Be a Part of the History of the Big Rock The Big Rock Tournament would like to give you the opportunity to participate in this project by purchasing a brick paver that will be a permanent part of the fountain. For a small doation, your plaque will memorialize your boat name, a captain, mate, relative or family member. Pavers can be purchased from the Downtown Morehead City Association (DMCRA) at its office located at in the train depot at 1001 Arendell Street.

is all about, the quest of the grander blue marlin. goment construction. The fountain will serve as a Thetoward sculpture heightens the awareness of the existence of these magnificent fish. Maybe it will motivate a young perpetual trophy for the Big child that has never been exposed to fishing to take on theRock Blue Marlin Tournament challenge. and Big Rock’s Keli Wagner Lady Angler Tournament. All Trophy ofPerpetual the past and winners of both tournaments will be The fountain will also serve asfuture a perpetual trophy for the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament and the Big Rock Keli memorialized withAllaofpermanent etching on the base of Wagner Lady Angler Tournament. the past and future winners of both tournaments will be memorialized the withfountain. a permanent etching on the base of the fountain. What a great trophy to recognize the first fifty years of The and engraved stones for purchase, available in winners the next fifty years paving of winners. three sizes, will be placed in the plaza area surrounding the base of the fountain. The smallest stone, 4 by 8 BIG ROCK | 1 inches, is $150, while the largest, 12 by 12 inches, is $500. “This is a great way to memorialize loved ones, to show your support or to show the support of your company,” Kies said. “This is a project that my great-greatgrandkids will enjoy.” Anyone interested in purchasing an engraved paving stone can call 252-808-0440 or visit the DMCRA office at the historic Train Depot at 1001 Arendell St, Morehead City. The DMCRA is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring Morehead City to a vibrant economic, cultural, historic, social and recreational center. In conjunction with the City of Morehead, the DMCRA stages the Alive at Five concert series, the Morehead City July 4th Fireworks program as well as the Christmas parade and the Crystal Coast Boat Show. For more information about Alive at Five or any other activities call 808-0440 or go to

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- Plants are yellow and spindly/weak - Dieback may occur - Eggs laid in April, crawlers hatch late spring - Overwinter as nymphs feeding on bark * Best managed by orticultural oil during late-spring crawler stage or Fall nymph stage. Repeat treatment 14 days later.

Azalea Whitefly

Azalea Plant Bug

- This is a good guy! The azalea plant bug is a beneficial predator of azalea lace bug. It is most easily recognized by it’s red color as a nymph -If you have this beneficial insect but still want to treat harmful pests, insecticidal soaps are preferred treatment. However, even this pesticide may harm the beneficial population, so consider the actual risk being posed by the pest before you spray.

- Waxy-white moth-like adults 1-2mm - Pupal case oval, flat, orange-yellow - Black sooty-mold fungus often present

- “Clouds” of whiteflies may launch when disturbed - Overwinter as nymphs on leaves; adults emerge early spring *Wash away with water hose *Ignore in low numbers


- Small, soft-bodied insects - Often found at growing tips of plant - Explosive reproductive capacity

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By Greg (Rudi) Rudolph, Shore Protection Mgr.

2013 Hurricane Season Preview WE’RE ALREADY OVER a month into hurricane season, which is a 6-month window (June 1st – November 30th) when ocean-atmospheric conditions can be ripe for tropical cyclone development. And true to form – we’ve even had a named storm already – Andrea, which gently whisked by us in early June. There is admittedly always some uneasiness involved when discussing the hurricane season, especially because the 2012 hurricane season continued to follow a recent and odd trend of possessing a very high number of named cyclones (storms and hurricanes), but very few of which result in actual US hurricane strikes – and none of which have been major hurricanes (at least for the past seven years). However, it only takes one landfall to make or break a hurricane season. For instance, 2012 will likely always be remembered for spawning Hurricane Sandy, which made land fall in New Jersey with tropical storm-force winds covering an area roughly one-fifth the size of the contiguous United States. Likewise, and a little closer to home, 2011 will be remembered for Hurricane Irene, which made landfall at Cape Lookout as a category 1 hurricane on Aug. 27. Both the 2012 and 2011 seasons had 19 tropical cyclones, which is well above average, but as mentioned above, there were precious few landfalls. Enough about the past – so what’s in store for the remainder of 2013? On a broader scale, most experts agree the Atlantic Ocean basin continues to be in the middle of a heightened trend of tropical cyclone activity compliments of cyclical ocean-atmosphere interactions coupled with possible impacts from warming climate and seas (there’s still a lot of debate on this). On a finer scale, forecasters are predicting an “above normal” hurricane season for 2013 based predominantly on a combination of anomalously warm tropical waters in the Atlantic Ocean and a relatively low likelihood of El Niño (see note below). Note: In general La Niña signals cooler waters in the equatorial Pacific and triggers atmospheric conditions conducive for cyclone development in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico (GOM) – La Niña is also referred to as El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) cool phase. El Niño (or ENSO warm phase) conversely includes warmer Pacific waters and adverse atmospheric conditions in the Atlantic and GOM.

Hurricane Vocabulary

There are plenty of terms that you will likely hear this hurricane season – cyclones, tropical storms, hurricanes, and more. For instance, Sandy last year turned extratropical – what does this mean? The following should help in our general understanding of this and other terms. · Tropical cyclone – Warm-core, atmospheric closed circulation rotating counter-clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. · Tropical storm – A tropical cyclone with a maximum sustained surface wind speed ranging from 39 mph to 73 mph using the US 1-minute average. · Hurricane – A tropical cyclone with a maximum sustained surface wind speed reaching 74 mph or more. · Saffir Simpson Scale – A scale including a 1 to 5 rating based upon wind speeds, again utilizing the U.S. 1-minute average. A category 1 hurricane has winds ranging from 74 to 95 mph, category 2 ranges from 96 to 100 mph, category 3 ranges from 111 to 130 mph, category 4 ranges from 131 to 155 mph and a category 5 hurricane has sustained winds exceeding 155 mph. · Major Hurricane – A hurricane reaching category 3 or higher on the Saffir Simpson Scale. Interestingly, category 5 hurricanes very rarely make landfall while maintaining their category 5 intensity – only three have ever made landfall in the US – the Labor Day hurricane (1935), Camille (1969) and Andrew (1992). · Extratropical Storm – A cold-core atmospheric cyclone deriving its energy when cold and warm air masses interact, not as part of the positive feedback loop identified with tropical storms as warm, moist air rises causing continual heat exchange. Unlike tropical storms, extratropical storms can have one or more fronts connected to them, and can occur over land or ocean. Extratropical cyclones can have winds ranging to levels associated with a tropical depression or as strong as a hurricane. Examples include blizzards and nor’easters, which often form in winter and fall months off the mid-Atlantic and drift slowly along the north Atlantic seaboard and eventually east.  If it drifts back west toward land, it is called a 56

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retrograded nor’easter. · Subtropical Storm – Occurs if waters under an extratropical cyclone are warm, followed by thunderstorms that gradually build inside the storm. The storm core may subsequently and gradually go from cold to warm, and the storm will be called subtropical. · Post-tropical Cyclone – A hybrid term describing a cyclone no longer possessing the characteristics to be considered a tropical cyclone, and are further divided into either “extratropical” (see above) or “remnant lows.” Note: Both subtropical and extratropical cyclones have the highest winds and thunderstorms a good distance away from the center, and may have frontal boundaries associated with the systems. The two (extra- and subtropical) are usually broader systems than a tropical system, but the subtropical system will produce more rain compared to an extratropical one.  

What to Expect

If you’re a frequent reader of the Island Review, then you will already know that our preference is to review the predictions produced by groups that make not just their forecasts public, but verify their prediction skill in the public arena as well. This really leaves us with; (1) the Tropical Meteorology Project at Colorado State University, (2) the University College London, UK for Tropical Storm Risk, and (3) our federal voice for

climatology/meteorology matters, the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). We then take these groups’ last prediction before or near when the hurricane season starts and begin to crunch the numbers. As the accompanying prediction summary chart indicates, we could expect 17 total named cyclones, nine of which will generate into hurricanes, with four of these becoming major hurricanes (on average).

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Table 1 - Summary comparing publicly available pre-season predictions for the 2013 Hurricane Season with average activity. The average of the predictions result in a forecast of an “above normal” hurricane season, which is actually determined by looking at a term we haven’t discussed yet – the Accumulated Cyclone Energy Index (ACE Index). The ACE Index is simply a measurement taking a storm’s wind speed strength for each six-hour period of its existence into account. The larger the ACE Index value, the more active the season. The ACE Index is actually one of the more revealing parameters we can use and serves as a better barometer of whether or not a hurricane season is truly active or not. This past decade has some great examples to support this assertion. For instance, 2012, 2011 and 2010 are tied with 1995 and 1887 for the third-most named cyclones in one year, 19. However, 10 of these cyclones developed into hurricanes in 2012, compared to seven in 2011, and 12 in 2010. Accordingly the ACE Index for 2012, 2011 and 2010 was 128, 119 and 163 respectively, because again the mathematical formula takes each cyclone’s wind speed and duration into account. The average ACE Index is 92. In 2009, the ACE Index was a dramatically low of 51 – only 14 hurricane seasons had a lower ACE Index than that value. There were 12 cyclones in 2009 – most were relatively weak with the exception of three hurricanes, of which, two became major (it was also an El Niño year). On the flip side, 2005 had an ACE Index of 248 – the highest on record – and was punctuated by more tropical storms, total hurricanes and category 5 hurricanes than any season Table 2 – ACE Index summary chart (2003-2012). previously recorded; and included Ophelia for North Carolina and the infamous major hurricanes of Katrina, Wilma and Rita. In closing, by reviewing the ACE Index we can determine whether a hurricane season is termed as “below normal” (<68), “near normal” (68 – 106), “above normal” (106 – 168) or even “hyperactive” (>168). And while most experts are indeed forecasting a near normal season for 2013 (average ACE Index of 150), these predictions do not represent landfall probabilities because cyclone paths are dependent on short-term factors such as interactions with other weather systems and fluctuating steering patterns. Unfortunately, as mentioned before, it only takes one cyclone to make or break a hurricane season, with 1992 being a perfect example – seven named cyclones, four of which were hurricanes, with one of those classified as major, and an ACE index value of 75. Sounds like a very quiet year, except the one major hurricane was Andrew, which struck Florida and was the costliest natural disaster in US history until Katrina in 2005. This underscores the need to be prepared for each and every hurricane season regardless if it is an active season or not. Also with an above normal year predicted for 2013, we will continue to monitor the potential cumulative effects to our beaches that could occur if multiple non-landfall cyclones impact our area with higher than normal wave activity.

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726-6600, Specializing in exceptional properties on our beautiful coast for sale or rent. Let our experience work for you! CENTURY 21 Coastland Realty, Inc.: 7603 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, 800-8222121, 252-354-2131, We manage 225+ homes & condos for short or long term rental. With 24 years of experience, our courteous staff looks forward to helping with your vacation or sales needs. Crystal Coast Construction: Licensed general contractor specializing in custom homes, remodels and additions on the Crystal Coast. Helping people turn their dreams into reality since 2004 with high standards and affordable pricing. Call 252-241-4271 or visit Don Henry Custom Builders, Inc.: 7603 Emerald Drive, 252-646-3412. Licensed NC general contractor specializing in new construction, custom remodeling, vinyl siding & windows, decks, room additions & storm repairs; fully insured. Emerald Isle Realty: 7501 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, Sales: 252-354-4060, 800-304-4060, EmeraldIsleRealty. com. Awarded 2005, 2009 and 2011 Top Office Production Award for Carteret County. Our knowledgeable & professional sales staff is happy to discuss any of your concerns & help you make the correct decision when buying or selling real estate on the coast. Emerald Isle Realty Vacation Rentals: 7501 Emerald Drive, 800-849-3315, 252-354-3315, private owner’s line 800354-2859, With over 50 years in property management, maximizing the rental income on your investment property is our #1 priority. Call for a complimentary, confidential property management analysis. Future Homes 1075 Freedom Way, Hwy 24, Hubert (8 miles west of Swansboro), 910-577-6400. Licensed general contractor with master craftsmen, modular technology, fast construction, display models. HandCrafted Homes: 3900 Hwy 70 East, New Bern, 252-514-4516, We can build your new stick-built home off-site, faster, with better workmanship & strength, from a wide selection of designs. Hours: Mon, 9am-4pm; Tue-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat. 10am-4pm; closed Sunday; open by appointment anytime. Katrina Marshall, Real Estate Broker: Realty World First Coast Realty, 1440-B Salter Path Road, PO Box 620, Salter Path, NC 28575, serving Emerald Isle, Salter Path and the surrounding areas. Over 22 years experience working with property owners in Carteret County and the Emerald Isle area. Please call me to work for you, 252247-1000 (office), 252-241-1081 (mobile) 60

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or Kitch Ayre: Real Estate Broker with Bluewater, Emerald Isle & Cape Carteret, 888-354-2128, 252-241-1382 cell, Accredited Buyer’s Representative, Carteret County Assoc. of Realtors 2005 Top Producer & Sales Agent, Bluewater 2005 Top Producer. Call me for all of your real estate needs. Landmark Homes: 252-393-2159, 800-6117705, Diane & John Ritchie offer fully licensed & insured, commercial & quality home building services as well as renovations to make your wishes come true. Marcia Jordan, Real Estate Broker: 100 Mangrove Drive, Emerald Isle, 252723-8000. Marcia, a certified residential specialist, has been with Bluewater Real Estate since 1988 but has been listing and selling real estate in Emerald Isle since 1983. All real estate needs are available: listing, selling and long-term or vacation rental info. Call Marcia for your investment, vacation or primary home purchase, lands, lots, on or off the water. Visit or email Pat Patteson, General Contractor: 8926 Crew Drive, Emerald Isle, 252723-8800, 252-354-7248, pat@ Stop by to see us at our location behind Bert’s Surf Shop. Custom homes, design service & renovations; call Pat, a Master Certified Green Professional, to build your dreams from design to completion; member of NCHBA and NAHB. The Star Team: 201 W. Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, 252-727-5656, www., your expert on the Crystal Coast and its beautiful, diverse communities. From excellent schools to retirement opportunities, let Louis Weil and his team help you find your perfect home at the beach. The Sunroom Place: 5261 Hwy 70, Morehead City, 252-269-3833. Are you looking to build a sunroom or patio and extend your living space? This licensed general contractor specializes in sunrooms. Sun-Surf Realty (Sales & Rentals): 7701 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, Sales 252354-2958, 800-849-2958, Rentals 252354-2658, 800-553-7873, sunsurfrealty. com. Come for a week, stay for a lifetime. Call for our rental brochure or email for great rentals & fine home sales. Syndie Byrd, CRS: 252-354-6111, 888354-2128 x219, cell 252-646-3244, Real estate broker with 16+ years sales experience in vacation homes, investment properties, year-round/permanent homes & vacant land. Specializing in Crystal Coast,

Cape Carteret & Swansboro. Buyer representation available.


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 for more info. Emerald Isle Books: Emerald Plantation, Emerald Isle, 252-354-5325, Great selection of books, greeting cards, kites, stationery, games, toys & puzzles for the entire family. Hardback books discounted 10%. Emerald Isle Self Storage: 8926 Crew Drive, Emerald Isle (access road to Food Lion), 252-354-6966. Open Mon.-Fri. 9am-4pm, Sat. and Sun. by appt. Now you can keep it all on the island without keeping it in your garage. Just Hair: Emerald Plantation Shopping Center, Emerald Isle, 252-354-3302, 16 years of experience in a full service salon for men & women offering the latest haircuts, foil highlighting, perms, color, facial waxing, braiding, ear piercing. Walk-ins welcome. Lighthouse Boutique: 105 Front St., Swansboro, 910-326-6482. One-stop store for that special occasion. Specializing in top designers like City Girl, Not Your Daughters’ Jeans, Ann Trinity, Picadilly and much more. Sizes small to 3x. Unique selection of shoes, handbags, handmade jewelry and sterling jewelry accessories. Petal Pushers, Etc.: 7803 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, 252-354-8787, Special for rental property owners, welcome guests with fresh flowers for less than $50 a week. Floral arrangements for all occasions, weddings and every day, plants, gifts, handcrafted jewelry and local art. 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. 10am-6pm. Top it Off: 8700 Emerald Plantation, Suite 7, Emerald Isle, 252-354-7111. Experience the difference – offering unique gifts, jewelry, clothing, accessories, shoes and much more. Whimsical and fun gifts for all occasions.

advertiser INDEX AA Express Plumbing..................................... 44

Island Essentials............................................. 14

Ace Builders .................................................. 44

Island Home Maintenance.............................. 15

Advantage Coastal Properties........................ 62

Just Hair........................................................... 5

ALB Decorator Fabrics................................... 34

Kathryn’s Bistro & Martini Bar......................... 37

Al Williams Properties ....................................11

Landmark Homes/Hatteras Pools................... 41

Andrew Roby, Inc........................................... 53

LIFTAVATOR Residential Elevators & Lifts....... 8

Artistic Tile & Stone........................................ 44

Lighthouse Boutique....................................... 27

Aqua One Pool & Spa.................................... 33

McCausley Carpet Care................................. 12

Atlantic Breeze Storm Shutters...................... 39

McQueen’s Interiors....................................... 29


Med First......................................................... 26

Bluewater Builders.......................................... 22

Molly Maid........................................................ 5

Bluewater Insurance....................................... 22

Movement Mortgage....................................... 41

Bluewater Real Estate, Kitch Ayre.................... 3

NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores ............... 36

Bluewater Real Estate, Syndie Byrd, CRS....... 3

Outdoor Solutions........................................... 62

Bluewater Real Estate, Marcia Jordan........... 40

Outer Banks Marine Construction.................. 15

Bluewater Sales................................Back Cover

Outer Island Accents...................................... 27

Bluewater Vacation Rentals.............................. 3

Pacific Beachwear.......................................... 21

Brown & Curtis Home Services........................ 4

Pat Patteson, General Contractor.................. 23

Budget Blinds................................................. 25

Petal Pushers................................................... 4

Cannon & Gruber, REALTORS...................... 13

Pipeline Plumbing........................................... 28

Carolina Home & Garden............................... 17

Portofino Ristorante........................................ 37

Carolina Kitesurfing........................................ 15

Realty World, Katrina Marshall....................... 17

CENTURY 21 Coastland Realty, Inc................ 2

Rhino Shield................................................... 31

Clamdigger’s Closet....................................... 39

Rid-A-Pest...................................................... 61

Clegg’s Termite & Pest Control, Inc................ 27

Roland Lawrence & Son General Contractor 27

Coastal Awnings............................................... 9

Royal Coat........................................................ 4

Coastal Carolina Regional Airport.................. 15

Sea Classics Trading........................................ 8

Coastal Craftsmen.......................................... 27

Sound Furniture.............................................. 16

Country Club of the Crystal Coast.................. 27

Southern Glass & Mirror................................. 31

Crystal Coast Construction............................. 13

The Sunroom Place/Elite Homes................... 28

Don Henry Builders........................................ 10

Sun-Surf, Brenda Benson............................... 12

Emerald Isle Books & Toys............................. 12

Sun-Surf Realty Property Mgmt...................... 19

Emerald Isle Insurance................................... 48

Sun-Surf Realty Sales.................................... 51

Emerald Isle Realty Sales.............................. 62

The Star Team................................................ 45

Emerald Isle Realty Vacation Rentals............ 32

Swan Feathers............................................... 39

Emerald Isle Self Storage............................... 17

Tideline Lawn Care......................................... 50

Flipperz Family Bar & Grill.............................. 35

Top it Off......................................................... 15

Flipperz, Etc.................................................... 35

Town of Emerald Isle...................................... 24

Future Homes................................................. 20

Waters Landscaping & Vinyl Manufacturing... 35

Great Windows............................................... 13

William’s Hardware......................................... 41

Handcrafted Homes........................................ 46

Window, Wall & Interior Décor........................ 35

H & H Landscaping........................................... 7

Window Wizard............................................... 13

Home Repairs by Darryl Marshall................... 14

Windows & More.............................................. 4

The Insurance Center....................................... 7

Yardworks, Inc. Landscaping & Lawn Care.... 25

Island Creek Designs..................................... 13

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2403 Ocean Drive $745,000

1005 Ocean Drive $795,000

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Oceanfront 10547 Wyndtree Drive $899,000

Oceanfront 4407 Ocean Drive East $695,000

Oceanfront 6413 Ocean Drive West $689,000


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Oceanfront 8619 Oceanview Drive $1,895,000

Oceanfront 10539 Wyndtree Drive East $715,000

Oceanfront 409 Ocean Drive E&W $775,000


Oceanfront 7805 Ocean Drive E&W $549,000


1408 Ocean Drive $459,000

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107 William Street $329,000


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Oceanview 3206 Ocean Drive $700,000

Island 7309 Archer’s Creek Drive $305,000


Emerald Cove $98,000 - $135,000

Oceanview 6413 Sea Crest Court $519,900

Island 114 Shell Drive $269,900


Grande Villas #B3 $595,000

Soundfront 10110 Coast Guard Road $3,200,000

Island 404 Sunrise Court $459,000


Pier Pointe $279,000 - $304,900

Oceanfront 13 Ocean Drive East $499,000

Oceanview 4702 Emerald Drive $349,900

Oceanfront 3111 Ocean Drive West $599,500

Oceanview 5302 Emerald Drive $275,000

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Soundfront 3004 Emerald Drive $999,900

Island 7407 Coral Court $279,900


Sound of the Sea 112-W $275,000

Island 11012 Inlet Drive $535,000

Island 9805 Clarendon Drive $519,000


Summerwinds #321 $299,000

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fAbuLous! LAnds end

soundfront condo

102 galleon court, emerald isle $1,075,000. mLs 13-2818 call cathy 252-622-7500

the nautical club, indian beach from $199,500. mLs 13-1605 call the team 252-515-7007


2nd row to the sound

230 back street, cannonsgate $649,000. mLs 13-1903 call Alison 252-422-5655

139 sunset drive, cedar Point $265,000. mLs 13-446 call christy 252-241-0123

4th fL. oceAn View

Awesome oceAnfront

2nd row! 4brs!

LAnds end oceAnfront

summerwinds 438, salter Path $333,000. mLs 13-3180 call heidi 910-340-4959

island beach & racquet 312b, Atlantic beach $295,000. mLs 13-1851 call Jaime 252-725-3193

10532 wyndtree drive, emerald isle $449,500. mLs 12-5172 call Judi 252-240-9512

10017 sea breeze drive, emerald isle $1,395,000. mLs 13-2394 call kitch 252-241-1382

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oceAn View condo

cAnALfront w/dock

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102 bryan street, emerald isle $328,000. mLs 13-3042 call malcolm 252-354-3475

dunescape 224, Atlantic beach $279,000. mLs 12-2384 call marcia 252-723-8000

119 first street, Atlantic beach $635,000. mLs 13-2291 call sarah 252-342-9968

9711 green glen road, emerald isle $729,000. mLs 13-1287 call syndie 252-646-3244

soundfront “estAte”

deLightfuL Views! breezes

soundside home

renoVAted condo

6406 old cove road, emerald isle $999,000. mLs 13-1166 call cathy 252-622-7500

109 windjammer s., emerald isle $599,900. mLs 13-1059 call kitch 252-241-1382

7410 coral court, emerald isle $279,000. mLs 12-4490 call marcia 252-723-8000

sea spray 323, Atlantic beach $195,000. mLs 13-1937 call eleanor 252-342-3660

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