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East regional series Topsail High’s baseball team begins a best-ofthree series in the eastern regionals this week. Read about it in sports on page 1B.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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Pender County manager resigns; takes job in the mountains By Andy Pettigrew Post & Voice Editor After just over two years on the job, Pender County Manager Dr. Mickey Duvall is heading back to the mountains. In a letter dated May 21, Duvall announced his resignation – his final day with Pender County government will be June 6. Duvall succeeded retiring Rick Benton as manager in February 2012. Duvall will be the new executive director for Region D, High Country Council of Goverments in Boone. After working through three budget cycles, Duvall says the biggest challenge he faced in the manager’s office was growth in the county. “Since I’ve been here the new water plant

has come online, we started construction on a wastewater treatment plant, worked to get wastewater service out on Hwy. 17 in Hampstead, and started to improve our overall infrastructure and deal with the growth. And we have done it with no tax increases,” Duvall said. “We have pulled the rabbit out of the hat for three budget cycles with no tax increase.” Duvall points to the recruitment of R.C. Creations to the Pender Commerce Park as one of his major accomplishments as county manager. “It’s going to bring around 300 jobs to the county when it’s finished,” he said. Pender County Commission Chairman David Williams says Duvall has grown as a manager during his time here. “When he came in, he had never been a

School, county officials wrestle with budget By Andy Pettigrew Post & Voice Publisher With adoption of the county budget just under a month away, Pender County school officials are working with commissioners to hammer out the details of the school’s portion of the county budget. School officials met with commissioners May 19 to present budget requests and make a pitch for more money. School board members highlighted the areas where additional funding was needed and had a group of teachers on hand to talk about specific needs. In the budget request is an increase in the teachers supplement as well as a $500 stipend for teacher assistants and directors. Two assistant principals, two school nurse positions, two maintenance positions, and a new activity bus are also in the request. School Board member Tom Roper says they are also asking for several mobile classrooms for schools in the Topsail area to help with overcrowding.

manager. It doesn’t matter how you prepare, until you are in the hot seat you don’t know what it is like,” Williams said. “He’s had some tough situations keeping up with our board. Over time he met people and forged relationships and got better every day. He could have stayed if he wanted to and we are going to miss him.” Williams says the board will likely appoint Assistant County Manager Butch Watson as interim manager at the June 2 board meeting and begin work on finding Duvall’s replacement. Staff photo by Andy Pettigrew

Duvall will become the executive director of the Region D High County Council of Govenments in Boone.

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The requests total about $2 million. Roper says the discussions with county commissioners went well. “During the meeting, County Manager Dr. Mickey Duvall felt the county could pay for a nurse, one maintenance person, one activity bus, and two mobile units, but no additional teacher supplements,” Roper said. “They were concerned that our fund balance was too high. Our general rule is 20 percent of our budget.” The School Board met May 24 in a special budget meeting and decided to have Superintendent Dr. Terri Cobb, Finance Director Betsy Chestnut, and Chair man Karen Rouse to continue to meet with representatives of the county commissioners to work on budget issues. “Those are our true needs. We’ve had a stagnant budget for the past few years. We appreciate the commissioners holding the line during the tight times. But we are seeing tremendous growth in our area,” Roper said. Staff photos by Andy Pettigrew

The color guard from American Legion Post 167 opens the Memorial Day service in Hampstead Saturday. Surf City Mayor Zander Guy (right) was speaker at the annual service. See more photos of the event on Facebook.

Arts Council asks for old Burgaw EMS building Group wants vacant building for arts, community theater center By Andy Pettigrew Post & Voice Publisher

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A performance of Moores Creek Anthology will be Friday at 8 p.m. on the Courthouse Square in Burgaw. The original drama is performed by Pender High School students.

Officials in the town of Burgaw have tried to decide what to do with the old EMS building beside the town hall. Rochelle Whiteside has the answer – give it to the Pender County Arts Council. The Pender High School drama teacher asked the Burgaw Board of Commissioners at their May 13 meeting to give the building to the Arts Council to be used as an arts center and staging area for drama productions. “We have a lot of talented, creative people in this county and the arts help build community – building friendships that become the foundation for a healthier, happier, safer community. I’ve looked at that old EMS building and I know it’s an

eyesore in some people’s eyes. I know you have moved toward selling it and having it torn down. I think the local Arts Council can put it to use,” Whiteside said. She said the building could be used as a base for community theatre, art classes, a community band and chorus, art camps in the summer and much more. “The Arts Council gets calls almost daily from people who want arts classes, summer art camps, community theater – and we have no place,” said Whiteside. “For the past 12 years we have put at least one community theater event on or in the courthouse. And every time we have done it we have to move around and beg someone to use a house or garage or backyard to build sets. We have no place to rehearse. The EMS building is a perfect scene shop, rehearsal area. We could

build scenery there, rehearse with it, and move it across the street. Please put a pause on thinking of doing away with the building and think of it as a place to enrich the lives of people.” Burgaw attorney Harold Pollock asked the board to consider using the building for an arts center. “If we are all continually trying to improve our community, and say we are special, this is another way we can do it,” Pollock said. “Not every kid can hit a ball. Not every kid make a dunk. This gives an opportunity for these kids to do something like this.” The board agreed to consider using the building as an arts center, with the town paying the insurance and utility bills. The council will discuss the issue again at the June board meeting.

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Big crowds, traffic for Topsail Memorial Day

Arrest report Ronald John Antonucci, 26, 406 Widgeon Drive, Hampstead. Driving while impaired. Released no bond listed. Jessy Banks, 25, 1001 Sycamore Dr., Burgaw. Driving while impaired. Flee/Elude arrest, possession of marijuana, simple possession, possession of drug paraphernalia. Arrest by N.C. State Highway Patrol. Released under $3500 secured bond. Manuel Heronic Bordeaux, 54, 301 S. Wright Box Street, Burgaw. Misdemeanor larceny, second degree trespass, misdemeanor larceny, alter/removal of shopping cart from premises. Arrest by Burgaw Police Department. Released under $28,000 secured bond. Cody Garth Boyd, 27, 722 N Anderson Blvd., Topsail Beach. Possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of heroin, driving while impaired, driving while license revoked not impaired rev, reckless driving to endanger. Arrest by N.C. State Highway Patrol. Released under $10,000 secured bond. Stephen Scott Brasher, 43, 4206 Englishtown Road, Wallace. Assault on female. Arrest by Pender County Sheriff ’s Office. Released under $1,000 unsecured bond. Anthony Jerome Brown, 38, 612 S Smith Street, Burgaw. Possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and distribute a schedule 11 controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture, or sell or deliver schedule 2 C, possession of marijuana greater than ½ oz to 1 ½ oz. Arrest by Pender County Sheriff ’s Office. Released under $5,000 secured bond. Ezequiel Campos-Bautista, 24, 261 Forest Lane, Rocky Point. Driving while impaired, no operators license, reckless driving to endanger, expired registration card/tag, operate vehicle with no financial responsibility, drive/ allow vehicle not registered and or titled. Arrest by N.C. State Highway Patrol. Released under $2,000 secured bond. Sherod Desean Carr, 24, 2666 Shiloh Road, Watha. Misdemeanor probation violation. Arrest by Pender County Sheriff ’s Office. Incarcerated with no bond listed. Michael Anthony Carter, 26, 4052 Highway 53, Maple Hill. Communicating threats, second degree trespassing (3 counts), possession marijuana (simple possession), possession drug paraphernalia. Arrest by Burgaw Police Department. Released under secured $2500 bond. Julio Cesar Chavez, 22, 6345 US 1175 Lot 2 Hwy, Rocky Point. Child support. Arrest by Pender County Sheriff ’s Office. Released $174.00 cash. Brandon Combs, 27, 690 River Birch Road, Burgaw. First degree arson, injury to real property. Arrest by Pender County Sheriff ’s Office. Incarcerated under $100,000 secured bond. Craig Allen Gore, 39, 690 Mccary Rd., Burgaw. Released. No bond listed. Justin Page Grissom, 27, 406 Headwaters Drive, Hampstead. Misdemeanor breaking and/ or entering, violation of local ordinance. Arrest by Pender County Sheriff ’s Office. Released under $200 secured bond. Eric Robert Hall, 19, 91 Broken Spur Ct., Rocky Point. No operators license, misdemeanor probation violation. Arrest by Pender County Sheriff ’s Office. Released under $5,500 secured bond. Terrance Wendell Hand, 31, 2461 Whitestocking Rd., Burgaw. Child support, resisting, obstruct, and delay of officer, misdemeanor probation violation, felony possession marijuana, sell marijuana (2 counts), deliver marijuana (2 counts), manufacture marijuana (2 counts), possession of marijuana (2 counts)(simple possession), felony possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, speeding, open container after cons alc, driving while license revoked not impaired rev. Arrest by Pender County Sheriff ’s Office and N.C. State Highway Patrol. Incarcerated under $838.76 cash and $86,600 secured bond. David Marl Harrell, 21, 8714 Mary Slocum Road SW, Watha. Fail to report accident (2 counts), driving while impaired, reckless driving to endanger, fail to maintain lane control. Arrest by N.C. State Highway Patrol. Released under $1,500 secured bond. Dusti Amber Harrelson, 33, 333 Frank Millis Road, Hampstead. Misdemeanor probation violation. Arrest by Pender County Sheriff ’s Office. Incarcerated.

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Brandon Colemanjam Herring, 21, 103 Eakins Drive, Willard. Misdemeanor probation violation. Arrest by Pender County Sheriff ’s Office. Incarcerated. No bond listed. Robert George Holderman. Jr., 24, 900 Satchwell Street 16, Burgaw. Misdemeanor probation violation. Incarcerated under $2,000 secured bond. Cory Lamont Howard, 35, 614 Saint Johns Church Road, Hampstead. Possession of heroin (2 counts), manufacture schedule 1 controlled substance, felony breaking and or entering, possession drug paraphernalia. Arrest by Pender County Sheriff ’s Office. Incarcerated under $200,000 secured bond. Raymond Berry Johnson, 43, 605 Pelham Rd., Watha. Violation of dom. Protection order, domestic criminal trespass. Arrest by Pender County Sheriff ’s Office. Released. No bond listed. Michael Lamb, 24, 1004 North East St., Rd., Wallace. No operators license, use of red or blue light. Released under $600 secured bond. Isaac Novak Lee, 50, 7591 Hwy 50, Maple Hill. Resisting, obstruct and delay of officer, felony probation violation. Arrest by Pender County Sheriff ’s Office. Incarcerated under $7,000 secured bond. Natasha Leigh Lee, 35, 9200 Hwy 50. Maple Hill. Driving while impaired, speeding. Arrest by Surf City Police Department. Released under $1,000 secured bond. Carlos Ulises Cardona Martinez, 39, 106 N Norwood Street, Wallace. Indecent liberties with child, first degree sexual offense with child. Arrest by Pender County Sheriff ’s Office. Incarcerated under $135,000 secured bond. Brandon Michael McDevitt, 21, 761 Moore Town Road, Rocky Point. Felony probation violation (2 counts). Incarcerated under $30,000 secured bond. Brandon Ashley McNulty, 32, 758 Hoover Road, Hampstead. Felony larceny, felony possession of stolen goods. Arrest by Pender County Sheriff ’s Office. Released under $5,000 secured bond. Kason Duquarius Murphy, 22, 307 Old Stoney Road, Burgaw. Felony breaking and/ or entering, larceny after breaking and or entering, felony receiving of stolen goods, injury to real property, misdemeanor probation violation (2 counts), misdemeanor probation violation out of county. Arrest by Pender County Sheriff ’s Office. Incarcerated. No bond listed. Edward Earl Raynor, 58, 290 Newkirk Rd., Willard. Communicating threats (domestic), communicating threats. Arrest by Pender County Sheriff ’s Office. Released. No bond listed. Qu’ran Jevon Robinson, 306 Buttonwood Ct., Rocky Point. Communicating threats. Arrest by Pender County Sheriff ’s Office. Released under $500 secured bond. Rebecca Lea Schoolcraft, 19, 210 Hickory Lane, Hampstead. Speeding, reckless driving to endanger, fictitious, cancelled, or revoked registration card/ license plate, operate vehicle with no financial responsibility. Arrest by Pender County Sheriff ’s Office. Released under $200 secured bond. Terrell Avery Shiver, 21, 2174 Little Kelly Road, Rocky Point. Service of writ/ service of writ. Released. No bond listed. John Earlie Smith, 24, 12022 NC Hwy 210 Unit E, Rocky Point. Fail to return rental property, interfere emergency communication, assault on female, assault with a deadly weapon. Arrest by Pender County Sheriff ’s Office. Released under $2,000 secured bond. Ronald Clare Stroh, 26, 315 South Dudley Street 1, Burgaw. Forgery of instrument, uttering forged endorsement (2 counts), misdemeanor larceny, obtain property false pretense. Arrest by Burgaw Police Department. Released under $20,000 secured bond. Richard Oneal Sykes, 33, 512 N Wright Street, Burgaw. Child support. Incarcerated. $1,000 cash.

Information taken from reports provided by county municipal police departments,Highway Patrol, and the Pender County Sheriff’s Office. Not all arrests result in a determination of guilt.

Long lines of traffic and big crowds marked the Memorial Day weekend at Topsail Island. Traffic backed up for several miles at times as vacationers waited to cross the swing bridge to get to the island to celebrate the unofficial beginning of the summer season. Surf City Mayor Zander Guy said the Memorial Day migration was perhaps the largest he had seen – and he’s been around Topsail Island a long time. “If we got an award for the number of people, we are on top of the world,” Guy mused.

By Andy Pettigrew Post & Voice Publisher A proposed increase in the Wallace sewer rate could have an impact on Burgaw customers. Wallace has proposed a 10 percent rate increase for Burgaw customers in the town’s new budget. The increase could cost Burgaw up to $60,000 more in payments to Wallace – a figure Burgaw cannot afford to absorb. “This would substantially affect our water and sewer fund. We don’t want to go up on sewer rates. Our new budget does not include an increase and it’s awfully late in

Burgaw Police report arrest in vehicle break-ins From Staff Reports The Burgaw Police Department made an arrest May 20 relating to multiple motor vehicle break-ins that occurred during March, April and May of this year. According to Burgaw Police Major Lisa Fields, Michael Scott Rivenbark, 17, of Burgaw was arrested and charged with 19 felony motor vehicle break-ins, 11 counts of felony possession of stolen property, 13 counts of misdemeanor larcenies, and two counts of misdemeanor possession of stolen property. Rivenbark was jailed under a $255,000 secured bond. Warrants are also outstanding for Tyrekic Murphy, 17, Burgaw. Anyone with information concerning his whereabouts are asked to call the Burgaw Police Department at 259-4924 or your local law enforcement agency. The Burgaw Police Department is asking that if you had a break in of your motor vehicle at your residence and did not report it to the police please do so in an attempt to fully investigate this spree of criminal activity.

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Pender groups win preservation awards By Mike Taylor Special to the Post & Voice

World War II to entertain the troops engaged in search light and signal corp training in the countryside around Burgaw. Once an eyesore, the old county jail will soon house the Pender County Tourism office. Burgaw Building Inspector Louis Hesse won an Award of Merit for his contributions to the Historic Burgaw Depot, Community House, and old county jail projects as well as for his outstanding assistance and guidance to citizens involved with privately funded projects in the town. Pe n d e r C o u n t y B o a r d of Commissioners and the county public library system won the Preservation Award for Rehabilitation and Reuse for the Henry-Murphy House. Also in the Burgaw Historic District, this building is located across Cowan Street from the main library in Burgaw. Once called the York House

but is now identified by the building’s first owner in 1900 (Henry) and the first longtime Several Pender County resident family (Murphy). organizations and one It now holds the library’s individual received notablel local history and significant recognition in genealogy collections. the annual awards ceremony The Penderlea Homestead of the Historic Wilmington Museum won the Preservation Preservation Foundation held L e a d e r s h i p Aw a r d . T h e May 22. museum’s board of directors The mission of the raised funds to hire consultants foundation is to protect and to research and nominate the preserve the irreplaceable original part of the New Deal historic resources of the Lower era community as an official Cape Fear region. This year historic district now listed marked the largest number on the National Register of of recipients ever in Pender Historic Places. County. Penderlea was the first of Photo contributed T h e t o w n o f B u r g aw 113 farm colony homestead Pictured above are Burgaw Mayor Eugene Mulligan, Ann Cottle, Penderlea Homestead won a Preservation Award communities built by the Museum, Pender County Library Director Mike Taylor, and Burgaw Building Inspector for Rehabilitation for the federal government during the Louis Hesse. Community House and old Great Depression. county jail projects, the latter In recent years the a joint effort with Pender foundation has expanded their County. area of interest into Pender and The Community House Brunswick counties offering By Lori Kirkpatrick health. people and help them, to be a is once again a social center guidance, encouragement and Contributing Writer Irene Edwards is currently connector for those who need of town. It was used during recognition. collaborating with Burgaw this type of assistance,” said As the name implies, El Mayor Eugene Mulligan, Town Dixon. “I’m being a voice Puente NC, Inc. endeavors to Manager Chad McEwen, and for them and directing them be “the bridge” that connects the Parks and Recreation where they need to go.” a diverse community with an Department to implement a When Carolina Galindo array of vital resources. weekly morning nutrition and isn’t working as a receptionLocated in Burg aw, El exercise program at the newly ist and interpreter at a local Puente originated as one wom- renovated community center pediatrician’s office, she’s busy an’s dream to bring healthcare, to promote healthy lifestyles. as an advocate for El Puente. education, screenings, and “As a North Carolina resi- She has been helping connect clinics to an inclusive and dent and community advocate people to resources such as the responsive population. for over 20 years, providing Department of Social Services, Through a Duke Endow- assistance and information the health department, and nument grant and support from for folks remains my prior- trition and exercise programs the local community, the dream ity,” said Edwards. “I believe since 2010. was realized when El Puente in providing a ‘hand up’ by She manages domestic viowas founded in 2010. El Puente empowering folks to achieve lence cases, assists with child is also funded by Hispanics in their goals. Their successes car seat safety classes, and Philanthropy, Diocese of Ra- are my rewards.” helps ensure that new mothleigh and the film industry. Lay Health Advocate Oph- ers have adequate car seats for Led by Executive Director elia Dixon worked at New their children. Galindo also Irene Silva Edwards, the grass- Hanover County Department helps people make appointroots organization provides of Social Services for 30 years. ments, provides immigration preventative health educa- Now she assists individuals assistance, and directs pregtion, access to community at El Puente with a variety nant women to appropriate resources, and advocacy for of needs, such as applying for medical care. the Hispanic/Latino com- Medicaid and Social Security “Org anizations like El munity, the underserved, the Disability, referring them to Puente are important to the uninsured, and other popula- an attorney list, and provid- community because we are tions residing in the tri-county ing transportation to and from able to help people get conregion of southeastern North medical appointments. nected with the assistance She says there are many they need,” said Galindo. “I Staff photo by Tammy Proctor Carolina. A collaborative initiative people who are unaware of like being able to be a voice North Topsail Beach Mayor Dan Tuman (left) and Kenneth Chestnut view the historical striving to strengthen interavailable programs and simfor others, educating myself marker following the unveiling. organizational networks, El ply need some direction. She about available programs, Puente works to bring com- describes how she assists one and sharing what I learn with munity providers together elderly woman, connecting her others.” to create positive healthcare with doctors, helping with her For more information about By Tammy Proctor to $1,000 remain in North Beach landmarks. changes by providing cultur- bills, and driving her to a local El Puente, you may contact Post & Voice Staff Writer Topsail Beach. The streets of Ocean City ally appropriate, equitable food bank for groceries. Irene Silva Edwards at (910) Kenneth Chesnut, the son are designated with special health and human services. “It’s been great to meet 512-6006. A dedication of historical of Wade and Caronell, recalled historical markings, said Support, education, informaproportions took place May 24 a day when Yow invited him M ayo r T u m a n , p o i n t i n g tion, and access to community in North Topsail Beach. into a business for a drink. across the street to the inter- resources are offered. The Ocean City community Kenneth, a child, reminded section of Island Drive and The group collaborates with was added to the Jacksonville the white lawyer he wasn’t al- Carver Street. community organizations, – Onslow African American lowed inside. Yow insisted and During the May 24 unveil- county schools, colleges, uniHeritage Trail, a heritage Kenneth remembered getting ing, a memorial brick was versities, and professionals trail featuring more than 16 an orange soda. placed in the walkway leading as well as faith-based organihistorical markers from the “These were the days of up to the historical marker. zations. Providing services coast to Richlands. segregation,” Chesnut told Memorial bricks are avail- in New Hanover and Pender A historical marker placed the audience. It was not easy able through the community counties, Lay Health Advoat 2649 Island Dr. in North to establish Ocean City, but council and online. cates are specifically trained to Topsail Beach was unveiled the people had the necessary Also in attendance were provide information to folks in AND before an audience of Ocean vision and tenacity to do what Alice Freeman, who served their communities and assist City residents, founding fami- they need to do.” as master of ceremonies, them to access resources. lies, dignitaries and local He said the founding fami- James Stewart, North Topsail Services offered include officials. lies of Ocean City Beach were Beach Mayor Dan Tuman, English as a Second Language Ocean City was the first committed to providing recre- North Carolina Senator Floyd classes, a weekly nutrition and beach community in which ation for their children. 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Supporting the arts enriches lives

The Pender County Arts Council has asked the Burgaw Board of Commissioners to give the old EMS building to them for use as an arts center. We think its a great idea. The EMS building, built As quaint and picturesque and supported with donated a town as Burgaw is, we funds, largely without tax don’t have a place for comdollars, now sits idle after the munity theatre, music and construction of the new EMS such. center in Burgaw. Commissioners have talked about the future of the building and the Arts Council has come along with a proposal to use the building as an arts center. Its location across from the Courthouse in the center of Burgaw will make it an excellent staging location for community drama, music, and arts classes. With the recent renovation of the old jail and the Community House, the EMS building could join those facilities in a renewed public use. The Arts Council doesn’t have money to put into the facility, and the city would have to pay the utilities and insurance for the center, but we feel that is well worth the money spent. And it’s a lot like line from a famous film – if you build it, they will come. If the Arts Council has a building – a place to call home – grant funding and other money will undoubtedly follow. As quaint and picturesque a town as Burgaw is, we don’t have a place for community theatre, music and such. Soundside Park in Surf City is a great example of a place that has become a fixture in the life of a town. The stage there plays host to programs nearly year round. Burgaw needs an arts center and the EMS building would fit the bill nicely. And while we are at it, what about a permanent stage on the Courthouse Square? Think of the use a stage would get with drama and music on the square. We urge the Burgaw Commissioners to give strong consideration to the Arts Council’s request.

The Point

My Spin

Tom Campbell

All are visitors in The People’s House More than perhaps any other public facility the Legislative Building and Capitol are symbols of our government at work. While everyone owns them, no person or group has permanent rights to them. Following last year’s demonstrations and arrests a group of ten lawmakers hastily revised rules for the Legislative Building, sometimes dubbed “The People’s House,” but their actions neither satisfied nor did much to clarify the use of this most public building. Legislative staffers spend more time in the legislature than anyone and from their first day on the job they understand they are likely to encounter people wandering through the building, many of them lost in the confusing layout. Even when tasked with detailed research, complicated computations or document drafting these staffers must accept and accommodate visitors. Sometimes lawmakers forget they are only temporary tenants for a season – for some it is many seasons – and while they are there to conduct business it is the people’s business they are conducting. Sometimes the people get in the way, confusing what is often a disjointed and hectic pace, but this is the price we pay for a participatory government. Certainly professional lobbyists, the media, school groups, local trade and professional groups and those wanting to participate in the democratic process have every right to attend hearings, meet with legislators and sit though legislative sessions. We believe in the right of peaceable assembly, espe-

cially on Jones Street but, just as discourteous and disruptive guests in someone’s home would be asked to leave, the same should be the case in the “People’s House.” The 18th Century philosopher Voltaire observed that common sense is not so common and that would appear the case regarding the establishment of rules of conduct in our assembly. At issue is a common sense definition of the word “disruptive.” Let’s give it a try. Common sense would dictate that visitors not be allowed on the floor of the chambers when either house is in session. Visitors should not be allowed when the building is considered closed. We need to ensure the safety of those who work in or visit the building. For security purposes it is acceptable to limit very large crowds from gathering in front of or inside the Legislative Building, but great care should be exercised in that determination. Because of the unique building design acoustics in public areas often make it difficult to communicate. Therefore if visitors create noise that prevents normal conversations from occurring, if they block passageways, are abusive to or infringe on the rights of others or are security threats they should be asked to cease those practices and their failure to do so should be cause to be asked to leave the premises. Force or arrests in their removal should be a last resort. Dismissing or removing people who are assembling peaceably simply because some don’t agree with or don’t like them is not grounds for their dispersal or removal and is a distasteful and arrogant abuse of authority. Mutual respect, common courtesy and common sense should be all that’s needed. While it might be tempting for some to think they have more rights than others in public buildings the truth is that we are all visitors. –Campbell is former assistant statetreasurer and is creator/host of NC SPIN, a weekly television discussion of state issues airing Saturdays at 5 a.m. on WILM-TV and Sundays at 9:30 a.m. on Time Warner Cable Channel 20, Channel 25, and Channel 52. Contact him at www. ncspin.com.

Regina Hill Post & Voice Columnist

I am a warrior

The Post & Voice’s quotes of the week “We have pulled the rabbit out of the hat for three budget cycles with no tax increase.”

Pender County Manager Dr. Mickey Duvall on holding the line on taxes while meeting the budget needs of the county during his tenure as manager.

“We have a lot of talented, creative people in this county and the arts help build community – building friendships that become the foundation for a healthier, happier, safer community.” Pender Arts Council member and drama teacher Rochelle Whiteside in her request to Burgaw Commissioners to use the old EMS building as an arts center.

Words that swerve down the road The owners of the minivan were obviously not as worried about their paint as they were their favorite causes. “Animal Rescue Transporter,” one sticker proudly declared. “We love ANIMALS!” read another. “Humans destroy the world!” a decal proclaimed. Yet another questioned how someone could oppose abortion, yet eat meat. One sticker stuck out (pardon the pun) over all the others. Apparently a takeoff on the “What would Jesus do?” craze, this one stated bluntly that “Jesus would slap the (expletive deleted) out of you!” Now, I fully realize no one has the right not to be offended. This particular sticker, however, struck me more than a bit wrong, as did the one supporting abortion but descrying eating meat. Call me provincial or old fashioned (I’ll thank you if you do), but the right to free speech does not give anyone the right to shirk the responsibility of their views or words. I wanted to approach these folks and tell them, politely as I could, that some parents might have a hard time explaining to their kids why they shouldn’t use the word seen in the window of the vehicle in front of them, especially since the people claim to love animals and know God’s will. I also should have made an opportunity to explain that while we deserve God’s wrath, Christ wasn’t in the business of slapping the poop out of folks; when He cleared the temple, those folks were blaspheming His Father’s house. His other methods of retribution are far more effective, I’m sure. Sadly, I’ve dealt with folks like this before, and I can almost guarantee it would have resulted in a profanity-laced

Jefferson Weaver diatribe, name-calling and shrill threats of everything from legal action to attacks on social media. I say this based on experience. I just decided that since I was in a hurry, these folks weren’t worth a battle on a lovely late spring morning. That was when, in the road ahead of them, I saw the first turtle of the day. As I have noted before, Missus and I spend six months out of the year trying to save some animals, and the other six months catching, eating and skinning other species. We have a somewhat-flexible rule at our house that anything that is hand-raised guarantees safety for its species. Hence, Miss Rhonda and I are turtlegrabbers from way back; snapper, musk, box or yellow slider, we will do all we can to get’em safely off the side of the road. I average about one per day. The critter in this case was a yellow slider, also called a skillet-pot, or a plain old green turtle. They’re an invasive species, courtesy of thousands sold through pet stores in decades past, but unlike most invaders, they have adapted to our environment without causing major problems. The animal-lovers were still ahead of me, and I figured this was one thing

maybe we could agree on. I was sure they would stop and move the big critter out of the road. I mean, these folks are animal-lovers, right? Alas, no. The van halfway straddled the critter, sending her spinning end over end, and never stopped, although they must have heard the terrible clacking noise made when a turtle shell hits a vehicle’s undercarriage. I use the female descriptor because I know she was a she—I checked when I picked her up and turned her upright on the shoulder. Thankfully, she only had a minor crack in one edge of her shell, nothing dangerous, so I dropped her off, pulled out and headed on my own merry way. I passed the animal rights folks a few miles down the road, said a prayer for them, and drove on. Then there was the box turtle. I like all turtles, but box turtles and painted terrapins are special to me; like most kids, I kept both as pets. Unlike my beloved old snappers, box turtles actually seem to develop some kind of affection, such as it is, for folks who care for them. Snappers never get over the desire to eat the hand that feeds them. I can respect that. This particular box turtle was halfway on lockdown in the opposite lane. I checked the traffic—nothing ahead or behind—and did a quick turn in and out of a handy driveway. The box turtle was an easy rescue—I hit the flashers, safely parked on the shoulder, and retrieved the errant cold-blooded cousin from the warming pavement. This one was a female, too, and I was moving her to the side of the road when I heard a vehicle coming toward me. The minivan from a few minutes before was running

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As most of you may already know, I belong to a group of about 12 women who call themselves the Weekend Warriors. Twice a year they embark on an adventure which provides a mental or physical challenge and, hence, growth opportunity. Notice the reference to they. For four years in a row, I have dodged the membership component that requires any sort of mental or physical effort, thus I’m a member of this exclusive club in name only. I get the emails, so I suppose that counts and I have committed to the experiences on several occasions, even once paying a deposit. But, it always seems as if the last minute reasons with me, that old friend of mine, convincing me to back slowly away before running for the hills. Under threat of being bound and gagged, I was forcefully persuaded to participate this time. After all, this was Nicole’s final opportunity to attend as she was being stationed in Hawaii in another month. Nicole is one tough cookie. She is a Marine Corps lieutenant colonel and judge and threatened to do physical harm to me if I backed out again. With assurances that bull riding and scuba diving with tiger sharks would be on next year’s agenda, I less than enthusiastically made the commitment to join the fun. Backing out was not an option. Each weekend is comprised of a theme and has included endurance, courage, coastal fun and nature. The theme of this adventure was reflection, which sounded harmless enough, and involved a large house on Lake Norman. I envisioned sitting amidst my girls reading magazines and sipping fruity drinks, all while basking lazily in the warm sunshine. I’m not a big planner, so I gave the e-mail reminders little attention, which was probably a good thing in retrospect. I watched while the girls loaded up their cars and noticed immediately that my suitcase was sadly thin. I packed the necessities such as makeup, Chi flattening iron, credit card for shopping, bottle of wine for my heart health, bikini and two cute outfits per day. The other girls, on the contrary, had a bit more variety amongst their belongings which included rugged athletic wear, multiple pairs of tennis shoes, head and wristbands, protein bars and water bottles. So, this group of Weekend Warriors began the convoy of mini-vans on Friday morning. I was so ready to begin three days of reflection with Rebecca, Brandy, Ronel, Leah, Trudy, Shandra, Becky, Jamie, Susan, Sandy and Nicole. Traffic was a complete nightmare as we approached Charlotte, so we had to go directly to the United States National Whitewater Center or USNWC. But, why were we going to a place with the word white

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Pender-Topsail Post & Voice, Wednesday, May 28, 2014, Page 5A

Newsings & Musings

By Edith Batson Post Staff Writer

Ministry in Nicaragua Recently I mentioned in this column that Edith planned to go to Nicaragua with three others to put in a water purification system. One of her teammates, Danny Logan wrote about the trip to report to their churches. Here is his account of the Living Waters for the World of the Presbytery of the Pines Nicaragua trip for Tasba Pauni water system installation April 30 through May 8. The people on this trip were John Guice, Edith Hill, Karen Logan and Danny Logan. This was our first installation trip to Nicaragua so we were a little concerned about all the plans we had made working out and all of the components of the water system needed being on hand to complete the installation. We also had to do a lot of traveling to get to our destination of Tasba Pauni so all of our trip connections needed to be on time. We flew from Monroe/ Shreveport to Atlanta then to Managua, Nicaragua. We spent the night there and flew early the next morning to Bluefields, where we were met by Jimmy Henriquez. We then took a taxi to the boat dock to leave for a two hour boat ride to Tasba Pauni. We had with us our seven suitcases full of water and teaching supplies, as well as some clothes. What a trip! We were greeted by a large group of interested people in Tasba who wanted to help

with our bags –which was very welcome. We walked to our rooms which were located in one of the larger homes on the island. The rooms had the basics, but were fairly primitive, as were all of the housing in the community. We went to look at the church and the building where the water purification system would be installed. Much work had already been done by the people in the church and by the operators of the water system in the town of Bluefields, Willoughby and Frank. The water tanks had been installed and plumbed, the underground pipes laid, the bottle washing sink installed, and some of the pvc piping was installed on the board. We brought the filters, the pump and the ozonator, so all of this needed to be installed. Willoughby was there when we arrived and was waiting for the parts we brought. He and John Guice began work right away. John proved to be a quality helper despite many negative comments by his fellow team members. As these final parts were being installed Willoughby realized that we needed two more unions to complete the system. We had to call Juan in Managua to send them by air and then by boat to us. Juan was able to get them to us by Saturday afternoon. These unions solved the problem and we were soon making pure water. Just in time. The dedication of the water system was planned for Sunday morning at the Mora-

vian Church. It was a large and joyous celebration with the children and the adults of the congregation and the community. The men’s choir from the Bluefields Moravian Church traveled to participate along with the choir of the local church. After the Dedication of the water system we all returned to the church where John and Danny poured pure water from the water system for everyone present and everyone celebrated by drinking the clean water. Edith led the leaders of the church and the community in the health and hygiene instruction on Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday the children and parents and other people in the community arrived at 9:00 for the health and hygiene and spiritual education lessons. The local doctor on the island also spoke and was very enthusiastic about the benefits of the purified water for the community. The demand was great for the clean water. We soon filled the 50 five-gallon bottles we provided and other containers they had. We were delighted to see their response. We had completed our work and were ready to return to Bluefields. After the two hour boat ride we arrived at the Caribbean Dream where we could have a warm shower, a meal and some rest. Our group and Jimmy Henriquez left early the next morning for Corn Island to survey a new site for a

water system at a Moravian Church. The flight was short so when we arrived we took one of their small taxis and were on our way to our lodging. What a pleasant surprise! We were on a very pretty white sandy beach. The rooms were small but very clean with hot and cold running water and a flush toilet, a real luxury after our first location. The church members were very friendly and interested in the water system. They showed us their well, their church and their elementary school for about 110 children. We took a sample of the well water for testing and looked at a room that could be used to house the water system. The members of the church water committee were excited about the possibilities of working with us to install a water system there. The next day the water sample indicated the water had a lot of bacteria present. In the afternoon we flew to Managua to be ready for the meeting the next day with Belinda Forbes, Juan Gabriel and Gerardo Guiterrez who are with AMC, the organization partnering with Living Waters of the World to coordinate the work in Nicaragua. Juan Gabriel has been to Clean Water U and assists teams in obtaining supplies for the water system installation and checking on existing systems. We reported on our installation at Tasba and received an update on the other work our team is sponsoring in the mountains of Nicara-

gua. After a productive two hour meeting we had lunch, visited a large local arts and crafts market and returned to the motel to be ready for our flight home the next day. Our trip was a success. We installed a new water purification system, made many new friends and established relations with two Moravian Churches, and made plans for another water installation on the next trip. We are looking forward to installing more pure water systems and serving more people who are in need of clean water. The people in Tasba Pauni speak English. Spanish is taught in the schools. Many of the older people speak Miskito, a native Indian language. Cape Fear Chordsmen This group of Barbershop Harmony singers presented a concert on Saturday, May 24 at Ashley High School at 1:30 p.m. Having never been there, I was impressed with the long driveway with trees planted all along the sides. The campus looked like a college, with concert taking place in the large Minnie Evans Arts Center, with a huge auditorium. Guitar and Banjo music featured Kyle Hughes. Next Generation Youth Chorus featured high schoolers with 17 young men and probably 30 talented young ladies, under the direction of Don Smith. Guest quartet “Instant Classic� sang several numbers after the intermission. The Chordsmen, fiftyeight members strong,

delighted family and friends with a variety of music, ending with “God Bless America�. The audience joined them for the well- loved popular patriotic song. Patricia Parker Slomanski invited Eleanor Dunn and me to go with her to the annual concert. It was great. Memorial Day Service In the absence of Commander Lonnie Davenport of Dudley Robbins American Legion Pender Post 165, Rick Lohman extended greetings to all who gathered on Pender County Courthouse Square Monday, May 26. The Legion sponsored the Memorial Day observance in memory of all veterans who lost their lives, so that we could be free. Also the service was in honor of those who are still serving in the armed forces of out country. Pattye Ebert gave the opening prayer. Following the raising of the flag and pledge of allegiance, Lohman introduced speaker Lt. Col. Tom Jones, who is in charge of the ROTC Program at Heide Trask High School. The list of names of this year’s deceased veterans was read by Katie Pheil, whose husband laid the American Legion wreath. Others were sons of American Legion Post and Ladies Auxiliary. Members and quests stood while Taps was played. Following the closing prayer by P. Ebert, member Lohman thanked everyone for helping the Legion honor and remember fallen comrades. God Bless America. Shalom.

Hill

making sure that our clothing was not loose and our earrings not dangly. Trudy arranged for everyone to gather at the welcome center to sign their loss of life waivers and, when the words “emergency contact,� “at your own risk� and “sucker� crossed my line of vision, I wanted an immediate time out. I realized that we would be doing hands-on activities at some point, but the meaning of that word became blatantly clear as Adam was

double checking my harness buckles, brake tethers, lobster claws, pulley clips, fall arrest lanyards, safety straps, helmet and gloves. Apparently, today I would be zip lining. Ten minutes later, I was standing atop a stump, which was atop a very tall platform, which was atop a canopy of pine trees. How did I get into this mess? I begged Adam to find an escape route for me. I promised Nicole I’d be her forever friend if she would let me take a pass. I prayed

for a lightning storm so I’d have an out. I briefly considered scaling down a neighboring oak. I found absolutely no inner strength like many do in times of duress. The realization hit that I’d do poorly in the event of famine, natural disaster or zombie invasion. I didn’t care. I wanted to live. Tears were streaming down my face as I realized that my only option was to jump. My one hope was that sweet little Adam had made an A-plus in Harness and

Tether Safety 101 because his handy work was the only thing standing between me and a 300-foot fall to my certain death. So, jump I did. Of course, I survived (but only barely). My fear of heights had almost defeated me, but I didn’t let it. My friends were proud of me and I was rather proud of myself. An amazing dinner awaited us all at the end of the course and it was delicious. After sharing our reflections around a cozy fire, we

walked to the parking lot to depart for our rental house for some lakeside bonding. Before pulling the van door to a close, however, I looked left and then right before stealthily disengaging the child safety locks. This adventure had taught me that I should never underestimate the power of a good escape route. –Hill is a columnist with the Post & Voice. Contact her at Regina.Hill@onslow.k12. nc.us.

the shoulder of the road than necessary, safely deposited my charge in the grass, and returned to my car. Even though I was somewhat endangered for a moment or two, I was still amused. This – person – who used the back of her vehicle to blaspheme against my faith, place the lives of animals above the government-sanctioned murder of unborn children, and loves pets—this individual came darn close to running me over. Now I don’t know how many critters she feeds, cares for, rescues from shelters or parades in front of TV cameras and friends on social media, or even if she does

any of those things. I’m content that my family does its share to help. I applaud her endorsement of spaying and neutering pets. Should I have been in the road, moving a turtle, interrupting the natural process? Maybe not. Should I have approached the van at a stop sign a few miles back and politely told them I disagreed with some of their stickers, and wanted to discuss salvation, the biological design for eating meat, and the sanctity of life? Likely, even though it probably would have done no good. I just had to chuckle, however, at the hypocrisy of an animal rights supporter near-

ly taking out two harmless turtles and a human being, while staring at a cellphone and driving a vehicle whose bumper stickers advertise an “in your face� attitude of saving the world from humans. I must agree with her in one case, I reckon – if this

is an example of what we accept as a society, then the human race really is doomed. And while God has far more effective ways of punishing sinners than slapping the stuffing out of them – I know a few moms and dads who will want to slap some-

one after their six-year-old uses a word she saw swerving down the road. With friends like those in the minivan, animals sure don’t need any enemies. –Weaver is a columnist with the Post & Voice. Contact him at jeffweaver@whiteville.com.

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Continued from page 4A about 10 miles over the speed limit, and what was more worrisome, the driver was on her cellphone, while the left front of the van was about a foot over the centerline and drifting more by the second. The driver suddenly realized there was a large hairy man with a hat and turtle standing in front of a car with its flashers on a short distance from the front end of the emblazoned minivan. She corrected rather hastily, gave me a nasty look, and drove on by. I moved a little faster to

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Pender-Topsail Post & Voice, Wednesday, May 28, 2014, Page 6A

SECU awards scholarships

Education

Topsail Elementary School honor rolls

The Topsail Elementary School has named it’s A and State Employees’ Credit A-B Honor Roll students for Union (SECU) members via the the third nine weeks grading SECU Foundation, presented period. $10,000 four-year college scholA Honor Roll arships to Natalie Smith, a •3rd Grade: Tatum Brensenior at Topsail High School. nan, Eliza Fogleman, Kenyen and Morgan Benton, a senior Garrett, Elorah Gillispie, Tatat Pender High School. um Hayden, Kaley Henderson, These scholarships were Eli Hicks, Jenna Holt, Bryn awarded for study at AppalaJohnson, Blaine Joye, Tanner chian State University, part of Kelly, Hunter Korff, Natalie North Carolina’s 16-campus Luchansky, Elvis Malinowski, University of North Carolina Colin McLaurin, John Meyers, System. Lauren Pagans, Noah Perry, Photos contributed Blake Seigler, Grace Vara, Funded solely by Credit Union members and given SECU board member Betsy Chestnut (above) presents Preston Walker. based on SECU’s philosophy the award to Natalie Smith. Board member Connie Odom •4th Grade: Nicole Coursey, of “People Helping People,” (below) presents the award to Morgan Benton. Gabriella Garcia, Joseph Hall, the scholarship recognizes Wade Huges, Cannon Keziah, the recipient’s community Nathan Lau, Skylar Loher, involvement, leadership skills, Mazie Nifong, Julie Sydes, character and integrity, as well Harley Taylor, Kaigan Warren, as scholastic achievement. The Kiley Wells, Connor Wright. scholarship is provided for tu•5th Grade: Lauren Ball, ition and university approved Hannah Caldwell, Lauren educational expenses over Coursey, Michael Fellows, eight consecutive semesters. G r ay s o n F r a z e e, H u n t e r “Through the SECU FounHawking, Alexa Karach, Tori dation ‘People Helping People’ Karach, Timothy McLendon, Scholarship program, Credit Raegan Parker, Connor WilUnion members have the opson. portunity to make a difference ployees’ Credit Union’s local Since its inception in 2005, A-B Honor Roll in the lives of so many North Advisory Board member Betsy the SECU Foundation “People •3rd Grade: Madison AlexCarolina high school seniors, Chestnutt . “Our commitment Helping People” High School ander, Taylor Borders, Libby helping them pursue and fulfill to education remains strong as Scholarship program has pro- Brewer, Julianna Broadway, their educational goals through we enter into the ninth year of vided $32 million in scholar- Kayla Cable, Aiden Camlin, the University of North Caro- this great program. On behalf ships for North Carolina high Canon Cunningham, Logan lina System,” said State Em- of the SECU Foundation” school seniors. Dalton, Christian Davis, Lily Eubanks, Mia Fenn, Vanessa Franklin, Henry Frye, Miles Gibson, Amanda Gomez, Isabella Hartinger, Michael Holloman, Nate Jacquot, Garrett Lewis, Jurnee London, Amelia Marshburn, Ronan McGuire, Haedyn Mills, Kaitlyn Obremski, Sean Oliver, Kamden Paluck, Sophia Rini, Allison Rooks, Helen Rooks, Robert Ruth, Spencer Smades, Brewer Smith, Seleste Streck, Ethan Vaughan, Tara Warner, Slater Wiggins. •4th Grade: Domonic Bedo, Brock Blonski, Travis Cain, Photo contributed Abby Coursey, Sarah Cox, The Hampstead Lions Club presented scholarships to students at the May 20 awards Kent DiCostanzo, Landon Edwards, Joshua Ellis, Kylee ceremony at Topsail High School. Students are listed in alphabetical order. Eva Barlowe Emrich, Avery Goudswaard, ($2,500), Kylie Doyle ($2,500), Sydney Lawrence ($2,500), Lauren Lee ($2,500), Justin Hayden Green, Jarred Harper, Poplaski (Billy Oliver Scholarship, $2,500 for four years at the N.C. State school of Zachary Holt, Drew Jones, engineering), Sara Puryear ($2,500), Rachael Spillane ($2,500), Patricia Whalen ($2,500), Adriana Kandabarow, Grace Megan Williams ($2,500). Kennedy, Sara Lieske, Daniel

Major, Liam McBride, Paige Mintz, Thomas Mowrey, Hailey Muraca, Dillon Norris, Evan Perry, Bella Robertson, Nevayah Rogers, Tyler Ross, Caleb Rousseau, Quentin Smith, Ava Sorg, Luke Tarter, Olivia Visconti, Nick Wieland, Aiden Wynant. •5th grade: Sydney Allen, Lynnsey Benson, Jada Bowker, Niklas Brownlee, Meg Davidson, Sean Dougherty, Gavin Ellis, Colin Gallagher, Allison Garrett, Ariela Gibson, Nata-

Tips to keep kids learning over the summer (StatePoint) Long breaks from reading, writing and critical thinking can be detrimental for students. That’s why savvy parents ensure that kids keep learning over summer. With the implementation of the Common Core and Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Standards, bridging the gap between school years is more important than ever. But you don’t need to replicate a classroom to reap the benefits of summer studies. After all, it’s called “vacation” for a reason. Here are few fun ways to keep kids’ brains on high alert all season: Make math fun The more interactive and hands-on you can make math, the more engaged kids will be. So avoid drilling them with stale worksheets. Play a board game like “Monopoly,” and bestow the role of “banker” on your child. Or, let them handle the real thing on outings by letting them pay the ice cream vendor and the grocer. You can even consider capitalizing on the summer

weather with a lemonade stand -- it’s a great first small business experience. Supplement these experiences with tools that go beyond a standard workbook. For example, a new book, “Amazing Visual Math,” covers the essential math concepts learned in the first years of school using interactive elements, including pop-ups, flaps and pull-tab elements. Designed to develop manual dexterity and sharpen visual skills, tools like this can make a tedious subject entertaining. Foster their interests The school year can be hectic and isn’t necessarily an ideal time for a child to take on new hobbies. Summer however, is the perfect time of year to encourage kids to explore new interests through thematic summer camps, community classes and sports teams. You can also nurture interests through non-fiction literature. Check out the “Eyewitness Books” series from DK Publishing with titles that cover a broad range of topics like “World War I,” “Rocks &

Minerals” and “Wonders of the World.” Newly updated this year and now available in paperback, they can help bridge the gap between last school year and the next. Get informed The implementation of new education policies and standards can be difficult on students, but you can help smooth the transition and prepare your child for the coming school year by learning more about it. Visit www.us.dk. com/education for Common Core and STEM information for all grade levels, activity sheets and book recommendations on all topics that support classroom learning. Friendly competition Start a family competition to see who reads the most books this summer. Post the results on the fridge so everyone can see. Road trip fun Make summer road trips a bit less of a bore by stocking the car with fun games and activities. The Ultimate Factivity Collection series includes doodle and coloring pages,

puzzles, crafts, stickers, facts and activities that encourage learning. With titles like “Animals,”   “Fashion,” “Star Wars” and “LEGO  Legends of Chima,” kids won’t suspect they’re learning.  To set up kids for a successful school year, find activities that strike the perfect balance between learning and fun. 

PUBLIC NOTICE The Pender County School District will receive proposals from qualified non-profit organizations to provide quality after school care programs for the 2014-2015 school year. Proposals will be accepted through May 28, 2014. For additional information, call the Community Schools Director, (910) 259-2187.

Public Notice INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES EDUCATION IMPROVEMENT ACT A project for the education of disabled children in Pender County is being developed for the 20142015 school year and is available for review and comment in the Office of the Director of Exceptional Children Services, Pender County Schools Board of Education, 925 Penderlea Highway, Burgaw, North Carolina, Dates for review are May 27-28, 2014. For more information, you may contact Dr. Shannon Ooten, Director of Exceptional Children Services at 910-259-2187. PENDER COUNTY SCHOOLS CHILD FIND The Pender County School System is seeking to locate children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21 who are not receiving special education and related services or whose current services are not meeting their needs. Children with disabilities in public school, private schools, or home schools may be eligible for services. For more information, you may contact Dr. Shannon Ooten, Director of Exceptional Children Services at 910-259-2187. PENDER COUNTY PRIVATE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS AND PARENTS OF HOME SCHOOL STUDENTS IDENTIFIED AS A STUDENT WITH DISABILITIES There will be a consultation at 3 p.m. on June 20th, 2014 at the Pender County Schools Board of Education Office, 925 Penderlea Highway, Burgaw, North Carolina, for administrators of private schools located in Pender County and parents of home schooled students identified as a child with disabilities. The purpose of the consolation is to provide information on services available for students with disabilities who attend private schools within Pender County or who are home schooled. For more information, you may contact Dr. Shannon Ooten, Director of Exceptional Children Services at 910-259-2187.

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thing is perfectly clear, perfectly simple. We think about it too much. But notice Jesus in Matthew. He doesn’t think about it at all. He doesn’t consider it or muse over it. He doesn’t weigh the options. He states the fact and it keeps him true. I am convinced that God has given us Jesus and especially Jesus in this context, in the midst of temptation as a role model. God is showing us that it is indeed possible to live the right kind of life, to follow the true path even in this world. God shows us through Jesus that there is a defense to the smooth and hypnotic voice of the world’s tempters. The defense is the Word of God. Jesus knowledge of the word of God helps him to counter the arguments of the tempter. And even when the tempter quotes scripture, Jesus knows a greater truth that overshadows it. Jesus, not Adam and Eve, is the model God wants us to follow. Jesus, not the tempting voices of the world, is the voice God wants us to hear. Jesus, not the weak wrong doers, is the example God wants us to embrace. Jesus leads us in facing temptation. Jesus teaches us how to overcome temptation. Jesus shows us how to remain true to the way of God. First, you seek God and His way often in your life. The first thing Jesus does after his first ministry encounter is to go

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Summer no-cook recipes

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These cook-free recipes are quite tasty and are easy to prepare. You can buy the roasted chicken in almost any grocery store these days and that helps to  keep from having to roast one yourself. Enjoy. Chicken and chickpea layered salad This salad can be mixed together in a large salad bowl or enjoyed in layers, which makes for a very pretty presentation. 1 19-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 2 tablespoons fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped 2  tablespoons fresh lemon juice 5  tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided 1 3 ½-pound roasted chicken, skinned, boned, and shredded 1 cup radishes, chopped 1 small Vidalia or sweet onion, finely chopped 1  pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved ½ whole English cucumber, cut into one inch cubes 1 cup large black olives, cut in half 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and cut into ½-inch slices drizzled with one tablespoon lemon or lime juice, set aside or refrigerate Yogurt dressing 3 cups pita chips, coarsely crushed Lemon wedges (optional) In a large clear glass salad bowl toss together chickpeas,

parsley, two tablespoons olive oil, and lemon juice. Fold in shredded cooked chicken.  Add salt and ground black pepper, to taste, let it stand for 20 to 30 minutes. In a another bowl stir together radishes, onion, and one tablespoon olive oil. In another bowl stir together tomatoes and one tablespoon olive oil. In another bowl stir together cucumbers and one tablespoon olive oil.  Add salt and black pepper, to taste for each dish. To layer: In a clear glass salad bowl layer chickpeas, then radish mixture, top with ¾ cup yogurt dressing,  add black olives, add tomato mixture, top with pita chips, and cucumber mixture.  Top salad with remaining yogurt dressing.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4-5 hours. I make this in the early morning for an afternoon or dinner meal.  When ready to serve slice the avocado and drizzle with lime juice; form slices in a circle on top of the yogurt dressing to make a nice design, serve. Helpful Hint:  The pita chips may be served on the side instead of in the salad. Yogurt salad dressing Makes 2 ½ cups dressing. 1 cup Greek yogurt 4  ounces feta cheese, crumbled 2  tablespoons fresh dill or 1-tablespoon dried dill 4-5 tablespoons milk mixed with 1-teaspoons vinegar 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 teaspoons lemon zest 1 teaspoon garlic powder Salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste In a bowl whisk together all the ingredients, mix well.  Let stand for about 20 minutes to meld the flavors.  Refrigerate. Jezebel sauce Makes 4 cups Serve this with a cheese roll or baked ham or chicken, even

good with cooked shrimp. 1 18-ounce jar of apple jelly 1 18-ounce jar pineapple preserves ¼ cup peach preserves 3-4 tablespoons pre pared horseradish 1 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper 1  tablespoon bourbon (Optional) In a bowl whisk together all ingredients, refrigerate. Chicken or shrimp salad Serves 6 ½ cup good mayonnaise ½ cup sour cream ½ teaspoon garlic powder 2-3 tablespoons honey mustard, to taste 1 small Vidalia or sweet onion, finely chopped 3 stalks celery, finely diced 1  cup toasted pecans or walnuts 4-5 cups cooked diced or shredded chicken or shrimp (flash cooked) 2 cups seedless red grapes, halved In a larg e bowl whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic powder, and mustard.  Stir in cooked chicken, onion, celery, and grapes.  Add salt and black pepper, to taste.  Chill four hours.  Stir in toasted nuts just before serving. Helpful Hint:  To make another tasty chicken or shrimp dish add mandarin, drained, orange slices instead of grapes. Peach-strawberryblueberry gelatin salad The gelatin mold salad always makes the table look special and the cool refreshing taste makes everyone smile. Serves 6-8 1 cup fresh blueberries 2 cups peeled and diced fresh peaches, nectarines or apricots 1 cup fresh strawberries, cut into small pieces 2  tablespoons g ranulated sugar 2 teaspoons lime zest 2  tablespoons fresh lime

juice 1½ cups dry white wine, like Pinot Grigio or Savignon Blanc 1 3-ounce package of strawberry flavored gelatin 1 3-ounce package of lemonflavored gelatin 2 cups lemon-lime soft drink, not diet In  a bowl stir together peaches, strawberries, sugar, lime zest, and lime juice. In a saucepan over medium-high heat bring wine to a boil.  In a large glass bowl stir together with and two packages of gelatin, stirring for 2-3 minutes until gelatin dissolves.  With a rubber spatula stir in lemon-lime drink. Fill a very large bowl with ice.  Place bowl containing gelatin mixture in the ice and let it stand for 15-20 minutes until consistency is like unbeaten egg whites, stirring frequently.  Stir in peach mixture and blueberries.  Spoon mixture into a six-cup ring mold; cover with plastic wrap and chill for 8-10 hours or overnight until firm.  Unmold onto a cake plate or stand. Strawberry ice cream pie 1 prepared cookie pie crust ½ cup strawberry preserves 1 cup fresh strawber ries chopped ¼ cup strawberry preserves 1 quart vanilla ice cream, slightly softened Whipped cream Strawberry slices Spread strawberry preserves on bottom of pie crust and free ze for 15-20 minutes.  Fold in chopped strawberries to softened ice cream, spread one half this mixture evenly over the slightly frozen preserves.  Top this with ¼cup strawberry preserves, freeze for 15 minutes, then top with remaining ice cream mixture, smooth the top and cover with plastic wrap.    Freeze until ready to serve, top with whipped cream and slices of fresh strawberries.

Topsail Area Kiwanis 2014 Scholarship Opportunities The Kiwanis Club of Topsail Island Area has four scholarships available of $3,000 each for graduating seniors at Dixon and Topsail High Schools. Additionally, the Kiwanis Club of Topsail Island Area has available a fifth $2,500 scholarship for a graduating senior who is the child or grandchild of a current member of the Kiwanis Club of Topsail Island Area. North Carolina residency is not a requirement for the applicant. Information and applications for these scholarships can be obtained by contacting the guidance counselors at Dixon High School or Topsail High School. Flag collection The town of Surf City is working with American Legion Honor Guard Post 167 to collect tattered American Flags to make sure that

they are disposed of properly. Drop off your flags at Surf City town hall Monday - Friday 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Foster parenting classes The Arc of NC is offering Foster parenting classes for those interested in becoming Therapeutic Foster parents.  We are offering a class for Pender and Onslow county.  Please contact Brian Moeller at (910) 538-9421. PATH job opportunity Pender Alliance for Teen Health has been given an opportunity in partnership with University of North Carolina Wilmington’s QENO (Quality Enhancement for Nonprofit Organizations) program. Next school year, PATH will host a full-time Vista member who has committed a year of their life to service.   PATH is seeking a college graduate who would like to serve as the QENO/PATH Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator.  The position will be based at Pender High School

Health Center but with work at all three of PATH’s locations. The position comes with a modest living stipend, $5,500 Education Award or $1,500 End of Service Stipend, childcare assistance, healthcare assistance, networking opportunities, mentoring and more. See the position description at www.uncw.edu/qeno/ VISTA.html).   Contact Beth Gaglione, Executive Director, at bgaglione@PenderAllianceForTeenHealth.com if interested.    Shrimp Festival needs volunteers The 44 th annual Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival needs volunteers to help with the festival Aug. 9-10. For more information contact Jennifer Marshburn, at sfshrimpfestival@gmail.com, Pancake breakfast and yard sale June 7 Boy Scout Troop 235 of Hampstead is planning a blue-

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Wednesday May 28 •Alcoholics Anonymous will meet from 7:30-8:30 p.m at the Surf City Community Center, 201 Community Center Dr. Call 328.4887 for more information •Pender County Farmer’s Market at Poplar Grove Plantation opens at 8 a.m. Thursday, May 29 •The Kiwanis Club of Hampstead will meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Sawmill Grill on Hwy. 17 in Hampstead. •The Cape Fear Woodcarvers Club will meet at 9 a.m. at Poplar Grove Plantation in Scotts Hill. For more information, go to www.capefearcarvers.org. •Alcoholics Anonymous will meet from noon-1 p.m. at the Surf City Community Center. Call 328.4887 for more information. •Pender County Museum is open to the public for free (donations are welcome) every Thursday and Friday from 1-4 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Group tours are available at other times by contacting the Museum at 259-8543 by email at penderhist@hotmail.com. Friday, May 30 •Atkinson Baptist Church, Hwy. 53 in Atkinson, has a free bread giveaway Fridays from 4-5 p.m. All types of bread from white to multigrain to hamburger buns. •Pender County Museum open 1-4 p.m. •The Marine Corps League, Detachement 1321 meets for breakfast at the Sawmill Grill in Hampstead at 8 a.m. each Friday. Wednesday June 4 Alcoholics Anonymous will meet from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the Surf City Community Center, 201 Community Center Dr. Call 328.4887 for more information •Pender County Farmer’s Market at Poplar Grove Plantation opens at 8 a.m. Thursday, June 5 •The Kiwanis Club of Hampstead will meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Sawmill Grill on Hwy. 17 in Hampstead. •The Cape Fear Woodcarvers Club will meet at 9 a.m. at Poplar Grove Plantation in Scotts Hill. For more information, go to www.capefearcarvers.org. •Alcoholics Anonymous will meet from noon-1 p.m. at the Surf City Community Center. Call 328.4887 for more information. •Pender County Museum is open to the public for free (donations are welcome) every Thursday and Friday from 1-4 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Group tours are available at other times by contacting the Museum at 259-8543 by email at penderhist@hotmail.com. Friday June 6 •Atkinson Baptist Church, Hwy. 53 in Atkinson, has a free bread giveaway Fridays from 4-5 p.m. All types of bread from white to multigrain to hamburger buns. •Pender County Museum open 1-4 p.m. •The Marine Corps League, Detachement 1321 meets for breakfast at the Sawmill Grill in Hampstead at 8 a.m. each Friday.

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By Bill Howard Post & Voice Columnist Our world has ever increasing demands. Gone is the 40hour work week. Now you either are looking for ways to get more hours in order to provide the necessities (and luxuries) of life, or you are wishing for a lessened work load in order to enjoy those same necessities, and well, luxuries of life. Quotas, increased sells, cut backs in order to maximize profits – they all have a burden on our mental and physical wellbeing. One friend, who purchased a portable blood pressure monitor due to hypertension, noticed a pronounced increase during work. In fact, just walking in the door at the start of the day would cause a jump of 20 or more points. There is no wonder heart disease and strokes are such competent killers. People often think of the beach or the mountains as perfect relaxation destinies. Why? Both are as close as many people get to nature. Visions of decades past remind me of beach trips in which my family would take a three-day weekend. As an only child, I often would have a friend or three tag along with us. One day was always spent jumping the waves and trying to build sand fortresses that never could withstand the onslaught of the incoming tide. During the evenings we would walk the boat ramps and piers. We would carry along makeshift nets on long

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Bill Howard setting off for a day of relaxation broom handles and pride ourselves in the various crabs and small fish we could quickly snatch from the waters. Each fish was different and we had little hope of identifying the two-inch long water breathing creatures of the depths. One day would be devoted to bottom fishing from the boat. Daddy would find some underwater structure or anchor near a bridge piling. After hooking a piece of bait shrimp to the two hooks on the bottom rig, we would submit to dropping the line down beside the boat only to reel it back in just seconds later with a fantastic golden fish grunting on the other end of the hook. It just wasn’t the same unless that croaker would chirp like a bullfrog when it landed on the deck of the boat. We never tired of that noise. When making another trip to the coast with the family at the request of my daughter and her friends, I could not help but think of those days. I put together a rack for the Chevy Suburban and loaded the kayak once again, searching for the relaxation needed after a hard week of the real world. I decided not to target anything too difficult. I just wanted to wet the line, sit back in the seat of the Old Town Predator, and enjoy the gentle rocking of the waves and the taste of the salty breeze in my lungs.

Early on, I brought in fish after fish as they could not resist the offerings I was providing. Some were large, some were small, but on the rod they all felt like giant sea monsters after the initial pat-pat-pat of the bites. Then something caught the corner of my eye. Something big was just a just a few hundred feet away, but I could not tell what. To my right I heard what sounded like the pounding of a beaver tale warning any unwelcome guest to get away. Even with a quick jerk of my head I did not see what it was, just the remaining churn of water. Straight ahead, maybe 20 feet off the bow of the kayak, I was able to make out what it was. Two, no three, better make that four dolphins rose in succession ahead. To my left, two more blew air and rolled in the water. Yet another to my right rose to the surface. I paddled slowly with the pod for about three quarters of a mile. They happily swam beside me, in front of me and behind me, encircling the kayak. I forgot about fishing and relished in the opportunity to join their ranks. Old sailors used to note the dolphins as protectors and friends on the deep blue. For nearly an hour they released all the pressures and demands upon one man’s shoulders.

Pender police dogs receive vests By Capt. Billy Sanders Pender County Sheriff’s Office Special to the Post & Voice The Pender County Sheriff ’s police dogs Trace and Kyra received a ballistic vest thanks to a nonprofit organization, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc and a Wilmington-based business.  Paws and Claws Animal Hospital began fundraising efforts for K-9 teams of the Pender and New Hanover, County Sheriff ’s Offices, and the Wilmington Police Department in midNovember.  At the close of the event a total of 11 law enforcement dogs received the protective body armor. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, Mass. Their mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. Each vest costs $950 and has a five-year warranty. The nonprofit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four legged K-9 Officers. Through private and corporate sponsorships, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided more than 930 law enforcement dogs in 39 states with protective vests since 2009 at a cost of $880,000. The organization orders the U.S. made vests exclusively from distributor Regency Police Supply in Hyannis, Mass. They also do the custom embroidery on the body armor. New K-9 graduates as well as K-9’s with expired vests are eligible to participate. The program is open to law enforcement dogs who are U.S. employed, certified and at least 19 months of age. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. was named as a charity partner in March 2014 in a nationwide Groupon campaign which raised more than $335,000 in 19 days.   The nonprofit will be providing more than 350 law enforcement dogs nationwide with the protective body armor in memory of K-9 Rocco of the Pittsburgh Police Department who sacrificed his life in the line of duty in January 2014. All vests will be embroidered with the sentiment, “In Memory of K-9 Rocco, Pittsburgh Police Department�. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, call 508-824-6978. Tax deductible donations accepted via mail to Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA. Photos contributed

Pender Sheriff’s Deputies Jimmy McDonald and Trace (above left), and Tom Turner and Kyra (below left).

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Obituaries Rita Harned Holden BURGAW -- Rita Harned Holden, age 72 of Burgaw, died Wednesday May 21, 2014 at New Hanover Regional Med. Center. Rita was born Nov. 10, 1941 in Louisville, Kentucky daughter of the late Ben and Edith Duckworth Harned. She was also predeceased by a son David Chappell. She is survived by her husband David L. Holden; a son Bryan Chappell and wife Barbara of Glasgow Ky., granddaughter Leah Chappell of Wilmington, two stepdaughters Brenda Holden, and Mitzie Spainhour and husband Ivan of all of King, brother Hillary Harned and wife Sandy of Kentucky, and special friends Tim and Cloe Ruff of Florida. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday May 24, 2014 at Jordan’s Chapel United Methodist Church. Reverend Bill Applewhite officiated. Burial followed in Jordan’s Chapel Church cemetery. T h e f a m i l y r e c e ive d friends one hour prior to the service at at the church. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.harrellsfh.com. The

family was served by Harrell’s Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Burgaw.

Brayden Lee Kane Brayden Lee Kane, infant son of Korey and Heather Sinsel Kane, brother of Kameron, Ian and Kelsie Kane, grandson of Erwin and Loretta Kane flew to heaven on the wings of an angel on Wednesday morning, May 21, 2014. Brayden is now singing, playing and running around the heavenly gardens. No worry, no cares – just completely happy and at peace. The Lord said, Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you: not as the world gives, give I unto you. Let not you heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Mom and Dad, hold me in your heart, but remember I am loved, cared for and happy. God will take care of me and He will take care of you. I love you – Brayden A memorial service will be held at a later date. Shared memories and condolences may be sent to the family at www.quinnmcgowen.com. The family is being served by Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home of Burgaw.

Judith F. Manning BURGAW -- Judith F. Manning age 66 of Burgaw, died Saturday May 24, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 21, 1948 in Lumberton, daughter of the late William and Anne Smith Fisher. She is survived by her husband, Phillip Manning; a son William Manning of Teachey; three daughters, Lorie Koehl and husband Tom of Sandusky Ohio, Jeanette Griffith and husband Eric of Rock Hill S.C., and Christina Clark and husband Marvin of Burgaw; 11 grandchildren, Jason, Steven, Meghan, K’wan, Nikki, Brenda, Felipe, Bobby, Leza, Courtney, and Car rissa; great-grandson, Kadien; 2 sisters, Joyce and Dianne. Family and friends are invited to join the family at their home on Memory Lane in Burgaw Saturday May 31, 2014 from 1-3 p.m. to celebrate Judy’s Life. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.harrellsfh.com. The family is served by Harrell’s Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Burgaw.

AT&T supports the Blueberry Festival AT&T continued its support of community events in the Burgaw area with a special $1,000 contribution to the North Carolina Blueberry Festival. “This is the 11th year of the Blueberry Festival. This festival is one of the premier family events every year in southeastern North Carolina that provides a fantastic opportunity for entire families to enjoy. At the same time, it also provides a tremendous economic benefit to our area merchants and to the Town of Burgaw,� said Burgaw Mayor Eugene Mulligan. “We are hoping to build on last year’s success during this one day event. Each year the Festival Board strives to make this event bigger and better.� Festival Coordinator Olivia Dawson said it is great to have town leaders like Mayor Mulligan and corporate citizens like AT&T so involved in our festival activities. “What a lot of people do not realize is that the proceeds generated from the festival are used to provide college scholarships to students who are from Pender, Bladen, Duplin, New Hanover, and Sampson counties in southeastern North Carolina where blueberries are predominantly grown,� Dawson said. AT&T Re gional Director John Lyon said AT&T is pleased to help support the Blueberry Festival. “Events like this help to bring a community together. And, this festival will bring tens of thousands of people into Burgaw to not only enjoy the many festival activities, but also to support our many local businesses,� Lyon said. “AT&T is deeply committed to educational initiatives, and the fact that this festival supports the continuing education of our area high school students is a tribute to Mayor Mulligan and the many other Town of Burgaw leaders who helped to found this festival eleven years ago.� While the main activities of the Blueberry Festival will be held June 21st, some activities associated with the festival begin June 20. For more information on

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How much is your stuff worth? Dear Savvy Senior, What resources can you recommend for finding the value of old items? I inherited a large number of old antiques and unique art from my great aunt, and I would like to find out what some of these items are worth. Seeking Answers Dear Seeking, There are actually a number of resources and online tools available today that can help you find out the value of almost any item. Here are some tips to help you proceed. Get an appraisal While many people use local antique shops or collectable dealers to find out the value of old and/or unique items, it’s usually best to use a certified appraiser who’s accredited and meets professional and ethical standards. Certified appraisers are more likely to give you a fair judgment because there’s no conflict of interest. It’s actually a violation of professional ethics for an appraiser to offer to buy an item he or she has appraised. A professional appraiser

will provide you a written report that includes a full description of your item and the procedure used to estimate its current value. For their service, you can expect to pay either a flat fee or an hourly rate from $200 to $400 depending on their expertise and location. Avoid an appraiser who asks for a fee based on a percentage of the item’s value. To locate an appraiser either by location or specialty, search online at one of the three professional appraising organizations: The American Society of Appraisers (appraisers.org, 800-272-8258) which has around 5,000 members worldwide; Appraisers Association of America (appraisersassoc.org) that has around 700 members; and the International Society of Appraisers (isa-appraisers.org) that has about 900 members. Online resources You can also get estimates

by professional appraisers and other experts through a number of websites. How it works is you upload photos of your items and provide descriptions, and the sites send back valuations usually within a week. Sites that provide this type of service include Value My Stuff (valuemystuff.com/us), which charges $10 for one appraisal, $25 for three or $75 for 10. And WorthPoint (worthpoint.com), which charges $30 for one item or $75 for three, or you can pay $20 for a monthly membership that provides unlimited access to their antique and collectables valuations. You may also be able to get an idea of what others are willing to pay for your stuff by searching similar items on the massive online auction site ebay.com, or the classified ads site craigslist.org. Both of these sites are free to search. Tax-deductible value If you are interested in donating any of your items, you can find out the tax-deductible value at free valuation sites available year-round by taxprep companies like Turbo Tax at turbotax.intuit.com/ personal-taxes/itsdeductible. The Salvation Army also offers a valuation guide at satruck. org/donation-value-guide. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior� book.

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The Burgaw High School Class of 1964 celebrated their 50th reunion May 17, 2014, at Holland’s Shelter Creek Restaurant near Burgaw. The classmates took time to remember those who graduated that year and have since died. They were Betty Rich, Carl Edward Hewitt, Vicky Harts, Larry Horrell, Rowe Sawyer, Harvey Davis, Harry Thomas. Mary Jane Conway, Tommy Robbins, and Gloria Harts. Roy Rowe was the president of the class in 1964 and was the Master of Ceremonies at the reunion. He also came from the longest distance, as his home is in Seattle, Washington. Mary Jacobs gave a financial report and had made booklets for each person. The Alma Mata was sung and Roy Barnhill said the blessing before the class ate dinner. There was a lot of delicious food consumed while the reminiscing continued. It was wonderful getting to see each other once again. Pictured on the front row are Francis Marshburn Gurganus, Nancy Deal Fox, Linda Williams Owens, and Alma Murray Roberts. In the second row are Thurman Casey, Linda Gorsky Brown, Peggy Matthews Hanchey, Julie Humphrey Burns, Ricka Langston McKeithan, Albert Watkins, jimmy Wooten, and Roy Rowe. In the back row are Judy Hill Murray, David Casey, Anita Shepard Hanchey, Isabella Casey Hough, Dianne Wilson, Sally Williams Miller, Bonnie Wells Hall, Carolyn Bannerman Watkins, Pearlie Casteen, Mary Bullard Jacobs, Allen Moore, Roy Barnhill, We’re on We’re now now on LeGrande Lanier, June Rooks Blake, Nancy Croom Bradshaw, Pete Rivenbark, and Nancy Swain Phillips. Leslie Caison, Arlene Higgins Ennis, Judson T. Merritt, Walter Russ, and Dot Foy were also in attendance.

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From the mouth of babes By Tammy Proctor Contributing Writer Emma Carter, a kindergarten student at North Topsail Elementary, was given an assignment: Create a diorama about a place that helps the community. For Emma, the answer was clear cut. With a shoe box, paper, a doll, and craft supplies. Using her skills of observation, Emma created the 3-D depiction of a place where the community is helped. Emma re-created a shoebox size Realo Discount Drugs. “They help the community by giving medicine to people,� said Emma, 5. Emma’s 3-D assignment featured a waiting area, a desk, blue shelves lined with Crest toothpaste and allergy medicine. The diorama even features a drive-thru window. The detailed art Emma included in her diorama included her “Nana.� Her grandmother, Patty

Carter, works at Realo Discount Drugs located at 13500 NC 50/210 in Surf City. Emma has been visiting the store since she was born. “I felt so proud to be a Nana who has a granddaughter who appreciates my workplace and sees this is a place wh e re t h e c o m m u ni t y is helped,� said Patty Carter. “I’m proud of where I work and my family is proud too.� Emma’s parents, Melissa and Nathan Carter, own and operate Carter’s Barbershop in Holly Ridge. “We are proud that Emma knows her Nana helps the community,� said Melissa. Cindy Brown, the manager and pharmacist at the Surf City Realo Discount Drugs, said the staf f displayed Emma’s diorama for a few weeks. “It’s amazing someone her age has picked up that as a pharmacy we are helping people who are sick,� said Brown.

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1. Board Chairman Bernadette Silivanch/President Ruth Glaser: Update on Pender Memorial Hospital. 2. Planning Director Kyle Breuer: Update on Community Garden Efforts at Seven Oak Apartments. PUBLIC COMMENT CONSENT AGENDA 3. Approval of Minutes: County Departments’ Budget Work Sessions/Regular & Closed Session: May 19, 2014. 4. Resolution Authorizing Approval of Tax Releases and Refunds. 5. Resolution Authorizing Budget Amendment to Approve Increase in Health Department Revenues and Expenditures for Fiscal Year 2013-2014: Migrant Health: $2,000. 6. Resolution Authorizing Budget Amendment to Approve Increase in Health Department Revenues and Expenditures for Fiscal Year 2013-2014: Immunization: $5,313. 7. Resolution Authorizing Budget Amendment to Approve Increase in Department of Social Services Revenues and Expenditures for Fiscal Year 2013-2014: Crisis Intervention: $9,229; Duke Energy Progress: $452.86. RESOLUTIONS 8. Resolution Authorizing Approval of Cooperative Extension’s Mobile Virtualization Desktop Pilot and Upgrade. 9. Resolution Authorizing Approval for Donation of a Surplus Fire Truck to the Pender County Chapter of “Pink Heals Foundation.� 10. Resolution Declaring County Real Property as Surplus. 11. Resolution Authorizing Amendment to Incentive Agreement for RC Creations/RC Holdings. 12. Resolution Appointing Interim County Manager. DISCUSSION 13. Discussion and Possible Reassignment of Commissioner Appointment. APPOINTMENTS 14. Resolution Approving Designation of Pender County’s Voting Delegate to the 2014 NACo Annual Conference. ITEMS FROM THE COUNTY ATTORNEY, COUNTY MANAGER, & COUNTY COMMISSIONERS CLOSED SESSION (if applicable). ADJOURNMENT

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Town of Atkinson 200 North Town Hall Avenue Atkinson, NC 28421

PUBLIC NOTICE TOWN OF TOPSAIL BEACH BUDGET HEARING The Public will take notice that the proposed budget for the Town of Topsail Beach for fiscal year 2014-2015 has been filed with the Town Board. A copy of the proposed budget is available for public inspection in the office of the Town Clerk, 820 South Anderson Boulevard, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; and online at www.topsailbeach.com. A public hearing on the proposed 2014-2015 fiscal year budget is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in Town Board Room, 820 South Anderson Boulevard, Topsail Beach, North Carolina. At the hearing on June 11th, 2014, oral and written comments will be received from any interested citizens. Anyone planning to attend this meeting who will need services to accommodate speech, hearing or visual impairments, should call the Town Clerk at 910-328-5841one week in advance of the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made. May 28, June 4, 11, 2014

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS TOWN CENTER BATHROOM FACILITY TOWN OF TOPSAIL BEACH Town of Topsail Beach 820 South Anderson Blvd. Topsail Beach, North Carolina 28445 The Town of Topsail Beach rejected all Bids for construction of a Town Center Bathroom Facility on May 19th, 2014. The scope of the project has been adjusted and the Town is now seeking bids for construction of the Town Center Bathroom facility to be furnished and installed in the Town of Topsail Beach will be received by the Town of Topsail Beach at the Town Hall, 820 South Anderson Boulevard, Topsail Beach, N.C. until 2:00 P.M. (EST), Thursday, June 5th, 2014 and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud. Town Center Bathroom Facility The Contract Documents may be examined at the following locations: Town Hall, 820 South Anderson Boulevard, Topsail Beach, NC Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained at: Coastal Land Design, PLLC Contact: Frank Braxton PO Box 1172 Wilmington, NC 28402 Telephone: 910.254.9333 ext. 1003 Fax: 910.254.0502 www.CoastalLandDesign.net

Public Hearing to be held Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm. for the Budget. May 28, 2014 and June 4, 2014

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PENDER COUNTY ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL BOARD FISCAL YEAR 2014/2015 SUBMITTED PROPOSED BUDGET The Pender County ABC budget proposal for fiscal year 2014-2015 has been submitted to the ABC Board. A copy is available for inspection in the office of the General Manager during business hours. A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. in the ABC office at 207 US Hwy. 117 S. in Burgaw. Comments from the public on this proposed budget are welcome at that time.

VAN FOR SALE - PUBLIC NOTICE PENDER TRANSPORTATION The public will take notice that Pender Adult Services, Inc./ Pender Transportation proposes to accept sealed bids for the sale of the following property*: Minimum Vehicle Vehicle Bid ID No. 2008 Ford Van [#1 no-lift] $3,300 1FT2S34L38DA63901*

___Tim Holloman Tim Holloman, Town Manager Town of Topsail Beach

May 28, June 4, 2014

https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/BFD4E649A58F PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED Public Hearing – Consideration of Adoption of the FY 2014-2015 Budget for the Town of Burgaw. The Town Manager, as Budget Officer of the Town of Burgaw has submitted the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Annual Budget to the Board of Commissioners. The Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on June 10, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. (or thereabout) to receive public comment regarding the proposed Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Municipal Budget. The public is invited to attend. A copy of the proposed budget is available for public inspection in the office of the Town Clerk. May 26, 2014 May 28, 2014 May 30, 2014 June 10, 2014 4:00PM

CALENDAR Town offices closed in observance of Memorial Day Board of Commissioners Budget Workshop 9:00AM Building and Grounds Board meeting 8:30AM Board of Commissioners regular meeting

TOWN OF BURGAW 109 N WALKER STREET BURGAW NC 28425 Phone 910.259.2151 Fax 910.259.6644 Email: townofburgaw@townofburgaw.com Web: www.townofburgaw.com

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Sealed bids may be submitted to Pender Adult Services, PO Box 1251, Burgaw, NC 28425, Attn: Vehicle Bid/Valeria Sutton Bids must be submitted by 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 12, 2014 and will be opened on the same day. Pender Adult Services, Inc. reserves the right to reject any or all bids. If you have any questions regarding this vehicle or if you would like to view it, contact Valeria N. Sutton, Transportation Coordinator, at 910-259-9119, ext. 321.

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Town of Topsail Beach 820 South Anderson Blvd. ADVERTISEMENT BIDS: 1 of 1 Topsail Beach, NorthFOR Carolina 28445 Bids for the seawall construction, landing, walk construction and parking spaces for the Darden Sound Side Access to be furnished and installed in the Town of Topsail Beach will be received by the Town of Topsail Beach at the Town Hall, 820 South Anderson Boulevard, Topsail Beach, N.C. until 2:00 P.M. (EST), Thursday, June 5th, 2014 and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud. Darden Street Sound Side Project The Contract Documents may be examined at the following locations: Town Hall, 820 South Anderson Boulevard, Topsail Beach, NC Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained at: Coastal Land Design, PLLC Contact: Frank Braxton PO Box 1172 Wilmington, NC 28402 Telephone: 910.254.9333 ext. 1003 Fax: 910.254.0502 www.CoastalLandDesign.net Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive informalities. ___Tim Holloman Tim Holloman, Town Manager Town of Topsail Beach

May 28, June 4, 2014

EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM TO BE IMPLEMENTED BY TOWN OF BURGAW You may be aware that the Town of Burgaw is implementing an emergency notification system through ECN/CodeRED. This system will allow Town Hall to notify residents of emergency situations all at once at no cost to residents. Emergency situations would consist of boil water notices, emergency shut-off of water to a particular area, etc. Town Hall would also be able to notify residents of non-emergency situations like a change in the trash pickup schedule. Residents will be contacted based on the phone number associated with your utility account. If this number is incorrect, please visit the link below to update this information or contact the Customer Service Representative at 910-259-2151. By accessing the link below, residents will also be able to make changes to what type of notifications you receive. You may opt out of receiving non-emergency notifications but not emergency notifications. The town will be conducting a test call on May 30th. If you receive this call, please do not be alarmed, as it is only a test. If you are a resident with an active utility account and you do not receive this call, please contact Town Hall. If you have any questions about this service, please contact the Customer Service Representative at 910-259-2151.

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The Town of Watha will hold a public hearing on June 2, 2014 for fiscal year 2014-2015 budget. It will be held in conjunction with our regular town meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Watha Town Hall Community Building. Notice of said budget will run for two consecutive weeks in the Pender-Topsail Post & Voice on 5/21/2014 and 5/28/2014 prior to town meeting. A copy of the proposed budget will be displayed at the Watha Town Hall Community Building on the media board at the front of said building. If anyone has any questions, please contact Mayor Needham Hall: 910-520-5677 (cell phone) or Town Clerk Retha Garriss: 910-285-5955 (home). May 21,2014 2014 May 28,

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MEETING TIMES 1st Tuesday of the month 2nd Thursday of the month

Hurricane Hazel 60th Anniversary Public Meeting June 10th 10am –Noon Welcome Center (102 N Shore Dr) On October 15, 1954 Category 4 Hurricane Hazel devastated the Cape Fear area. By recognizing the 60th anniversary of Hazel's landfall the National Weather Service, Pender County Emergency Management, American Red Cross, NC Sea Grant, and WWAY-TV3 will host a Hurricane Hazel town hall meeting. This meeting is designed to help the public understand what could happen when another Category 4 hurricane impacts the area. The public is encouraged to participate at this event located at the Surf City Welcome Center (102 N Shore Dr) June 10th from 10am to Noon. People will learn about catastrophic hurricanes, building personal/family resiliency and enhancing preparedness that lead to a better prepared and Weather-Ready Nation. Presentations from the panelists will be followed by a question and answer session that will enable participants to learn more about the risks we face along the coast of southeastern NC.

TOWN OF SURF CITY 214 N. NEW RIVER DRIVE PO BOX 2475, SURF CITY, NC 28445 Phone 910-328-4131 Fax 910-328-4132/1746 www.townofsurfcity.com

PENDER COUNTY GOVERNMENT NEWS NOTICE OF BUDGET WORK SESSION The Pender County Board of Commissioners will hold a budget work session with County Departments on Monday, June 2, 2014, beginning at 1:00 p.m., before the regular Board meeting. This meeting will be held in the Board’s customary meeting room at 805 S. Walker St., Burgaw, NC. The press and public are invited to attend. ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS: 1 of 1

PLUMBING CONTRACTORS The Pender County Housing Department is requesting proposals from Plumbing Contractors to repair exterior fire damage at the Country Court Apartment Complex located on 10260 Hwy 421, Building D, Currie N.C. 28425. There will be no single organized site visit. Contractors are asked to make an appointment to view the site. Any questions, including requests for an appointment, should be directed to Judith Herring, Housing Director at 805 S Walker St., Burgaw (910) 259-1370. A scope of repair work needed is available for review on our website at http://www.pendercountync.gov/Government/Departments/HousingAuthority.aspx. Proposals will be accepted through May 30, 2014 at 4:30 pm by mail, e-mail, in person or by fax at the Pender County Housing Department. The e-mail address is: housinginfo@pendercountync.gov. The fax number is 910.259.1343.

WANTED! A FEW GOOD MEN & WOMEN! VOLUNTEER! The Pender County Board of Commissioners will consider appointments to the following boards/commissions/ committees: Name of Board # of Positions/Categories Vacancies Advisory Board of Health 2 Optometrist***, Veterinarian*** Animal Shelter Advisory Committee 1 Veterinarian Board of Equalization & Review 1 Alternate CoastalCare Area Board 1 Health Care or Health Insurance Expertise Four-County Community Services Board 2 Public Citizens Housing Initiative Board 1 Private Sector Industrial Facilities & Pollution Control Financing Authority 7 Business/Insurance/Attorney/Banking Library Board 1 District 2 Nursing/Adult Care Homes Advisory Board 1 Public Citizen Parks & Recreation Board 3 Districts 2, 4, 5 Tourism Development Authority 1 District 5

District 1 = Scotts Hill; Lower Topsail District 2 = Upper & Middle Holly; Upper Topsail; Surf City District 3 = Rocky Point; Long Creek; Grady

District 4 = Lower Union; N. & S. Burgaw District 5 = Upper Union; Penderlea; Columbia; Caswell; Canetuck

Applications can be completed on-line at www.pendercountync.gov (click on “How Do I” on the home page); or write or call Ms. Glenda Pridgen, Deputy Clerk to the Board, PO Box 5, Burgaw, NC 28425 (910) 259-1200, and complete an application.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS THE PENDER COUNTY PLANNING BOARD WILL HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS AS FOLLOWS: DATE OF HEARINGS: June 3, 2014 TIME OF HEARINGS: 7:00 p.m. LOCATION OF HEARINGS: THE PUBLIC HEARING NOTED WILL BE HELD IN THE PUBLIC MEETING ROOM AT THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE BUILDING ROOM 145, 805 SOUTH WALKER STREET, BURGAW, N.C. 28425 TOPIC OF HEARING: Master Development Plan Approval

Parker & Associates, Inc., applicant, on behalf of Parks Family Forestry LLC, owner, is requesting the approval of a Master Development Plan for a 2-phase single family residential subdivision. The request consists of developing 73 single family residential units to be located on ±46 acres of a 124 acre tract. The subject property is located on the north side of Island Creek Road just east of the New Hanover County line, west of Hunter Court (Wood Cliff Estates), Rocky Point. The property is zoned RA, Rural Agricultural and RP, Residential Performance Districts and may be identified as Pender County PIN 3252-97-7356-0000.

Zoning Map Amendment

The Way of Truth Free Gospel Church, applicant and owner, is requesting the approval of a Zoning Map Amendment for a general use rezoning of 7.42 acres from OI, Office & Institutional District, to RA, Rural Agricultural District. The property is located along the east side of US Hwy 117 between River Road and Church Street, just south of the Duplin/Pender County line and may be identified as Pender County PIN(s) 3314-281506-0000; 3314-18-8863-0000.

For Additional Information: Contact Pender County -Planning & Community Development 805 S Walker St Burgaw, NC 28425 Phone 910 259-1202

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Topsail nine headed to eastern regional Pirates face South Johnston in best of three series By Bobby Norris Post & Voice Sports Writer The Topsail Pirate baseball team has learned to fight to the bitter end in its first year in the Mideastern 34/4A Conference. That served them well last week as they won two close games in route to the best of three eastern regional finals. The Pirates had the luxury of hosting the first three rounds of the state 3A playoffs provided they kept winning. After winning their first two games of the playoffs the Pirates were slated to host Wilson Hunt in the third round. The Pirates used the tandem of Clark Cota and Trent Hansley on the mound to take a 2-1 win. Cota took the mound for Coach Granville Gehris to start the contest and the junior right-hander was impressive from the beginning. He struck out the side in the first frame and was dominant throughout. In the five innings he worked he allowed four hits and one run while striking out 10 opponents. Topsail got on the board in the third frame. Senior Mason Berne led off the third inning with a home run. Sam Luchanski followed with a double and moved to third on a pickoff attempt. He scored on a wild pitch and the Pirates had all of the run support they would need. Cota gave up a home run in the fifth while Hansley pitched two innings of two hit relief baseball to shut down the Warriors. Next up was another tough opponent in C.B Aycock. Gehris would counter with his senior flame thrower Trent Hansley. The senior southpaw responded with a three hit shutout to lead the Pirates to the eastern regionals. The East Carolina signee sent 14 Aycock Falcons back to the dugout via the strikeout. Aycock countered with their best pitcher in Noah West. He was equally effective scattering six hits while striking out six in five innings of work. The Pirates got on the board in the sixth frame when Hansley lifted a 2-2 offering from Falcon reliever Bobby Hampton over the left field fence. Hansley worked out of a jam in the fourth when Aycock loaded the bases with one out. The senior lefthander did not panic and struck out the next two batters to preserve the shutout. Junior Jake Madole led the Pirates with two hits while

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Kyle Giddens heads for a celebration at home plate after blasting a homer over the centerfield fence in the Wilson Hunt game. Hansley had the home run. The Pirates have won four straight in the playoffs and five of their last six games. They will play South Johnston in the eastern regionals. They will have home field advantage in the best of three series which means they will have games one and three at home provided the series goes that far.

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Pirate hurler Clark Cota launches a strike at the plate during last week’s game against Wilson Hunt.

Eastern regional outlook By Bobby Norris Post & Voice Sports Writer

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Danny Wilson’s tag sends the Hunt baserunner back to the dugout after beating the slide at third base.

Whiteville ends Titan’s season By Bobby Norris Post & Voice Sports Writer When the state playoffs began Trask softball coach Corrina Reece circled the team’s potential third round opponent in her mind. That opponent was the Whiteville Wolfpack. The veteran coach’s biggest fears were correct as the Wolfpack came into Titantown and defeated the Titans 7-3. “We knew they were good, “said Reece. “They just out hit us. That doesn’t happen very often.” Both teams wasted opportunities

early in the contest. The game was scoreless through three innings. The Titans had runners on first and second in the opening frame but could not take advantage. Whiteville had the same problem as they went 0-4 in the first three innings with runners in scoring position. The game changed in the top of the fourth. The Wolfpack’s Grace Nance bounced an A.J. Johnson fastball off of the scoreboard to stake her team to a 2-0 lead. Trask backstop Taylor Rivenburgh answered the Wolfpack home run in the bottom of the inning.

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with an era of 1.34. He has 84 strike outs in 45.2 innings while senior Trent Hansley is 6-4 with 92 strikeouts in 57 innings. His era is 1.60. This will be a strength for the Pirates. It is a tall order to fill to be able to beat either one of these standout hurlers much less facing them back to back. They allowed three runs in 28 innings of playoff baseball. Hansley has eight home runs this year and is batting .422 with 22 runs batted in. Danny Wilson and Trader Flora both are batting over .300. The team is hitting .285. Look for Cota and Hansley to shut the Trojans down. The Trojans will not hit the Pirate pitchers like they have hit everyone else. The dynamic duo will frustrate the Trojans into swinging at pitches they can’t hit. I say that the South Johnston team will

The Topsail Pirates have worked hard this year with an eye on getting to the state championship. They are within one series of getting there. Standing in the way is South Johnston. The Trojans are out of the Two Rivers 3A Conference. They were 17-9 overall and 7-3 in conference play. They beat Southwest Randolph 13-9 to advance to the eastern regionals. South Johnston averages an amazing 11 runs a game although those stats may be a little misleading. The Trojans went through a four game losing streak midseason. The Trojans have given up doubledigit runs five times this season. Topsail will try and slow the Trojan offense down with the best 1-2 pitching rotation in the region. Clark Cota is 6-1

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The power hitting sophomore hammered a thigh high offering from Whiteville pitcher Malerie Leviner over the right field fence to cut the lead in half. The Wolfpack used the long ball in the top of the fifth inning to score again. Sage McLelle and slammed a Johnson pitch over the left field fence to give the Pack a 4-1 lead. Reece felt she needed to give the Wolfpack a different look. She inserted senior Kelly Roughton into the circle and the she limited the

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Post & Voice Top Performers By Bobby Norris Post & Voice Sports Writer This week saw the Heide Trask Lady Titan softball team and the Topsail Pirate baseball team compete in the state playoffs. The Lady Titans fell to a powerful Whiteville Wolfpack squad 7-3. Taylor Rivenburgh had two hits in the contest in-

cluding a dinger over the right field fence while Carlie Savage and Desire Brown had two hits apiece. Rivenburgh is now the home run queen of Titan softball. She had five dingers on the year. Brown had two steals in the contest as well. The Topsail baseball team earned a trip to the eastern regional finals. Cark Cota had 10 strikeouts in five innings of

work in beating Wilson Hunt while Mason Berne had a dinger. Sam Luchanski had a double and scored the other Topsail run. The Pirates beat Aycock later in the week behind the pitching of senior flamethrower Trent Hansley. The southpaw gunslinger pitched a five-hit shutout while striking out 14 Falcons. The Pirate

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pitchers ended the week with 27 strikeouts in 14 innings. Their earned run average for the week was a half a run per seven innings. This week’s top performer is senior Trent Hansley. The big lefty pitched nine innings and did not give up a run. He also had the home run that beat a very good Aycock team.

County softball teams look to the future By Bobby Norris Post & Voice Sports Writer All three area high schools made the playoffs this year despite all three rosters being full of underclassmen. There was no doubt after the Trask lady Titans lost to Whiteville that there was some tears and hurt feelings. The seniors on the team realized that this was their last time wearing a Titan uniform. For Coach Corrina Reece it was an opportunity lost but at the same time she knew her team played as hard as they could. For Coach Reece

next season is already on her mind. The Titans will lose first baseman Amanda Ludlum and shortstop – pitcher Kelly Roughton along with Kassidy Tyer. Everybody else is back. “I had these girls since they were in middle school and I know what they can do,” said Reece. “I will have to replace a couple of key players. We’ll see what happens.” The Titans were 2-3 early in the year. They beat 4A Laney and lost a close contest to North Brunswick on a controversial call and also fell to Topsail to open the year. From that 2-3 mark they

were 17-3 including 13-1 in the newly formed Four County split conference. They were the champions in the conference for the second time in as many years under Reece. Pender started out at 9-0 with Jackie Sanabria in the circle. Freshman Gracie Vincent was also there to take some of the pressure off of Coach Manny Sanabria. With Vincent and Sanabria in the circle and the likes of Sam Sellers behind the plate the team stayed in first place for most of the year. They fell to Trask on the last day of the season and took second place before slipping up in the first

round of the playoffs. The team loses Sanabria and Sellers but bring back a bevy of talent that includes Imani Newkirk and Kamaya Nixon. They will have Vincent back to take over the majority of the pitching. She had a successful freshman season and will only get better. It is unsure if Coach Sanabria will return. The Topsail Lady Pirates had a good season under Amber Passwaters. They found a true star in Hayley Grizzle. The freshman led the team in the circle and also had an outstanding season at the plate. The team loses only one senior in Ashton Bizzell. They return their whole infield minus Bizzell at first base and should be able to plug Victoria Elder in. Keri White is a true star and will bring her A game every night. Danielle Parks is also on the verge of stardom and will be better next year. The Pirates made the playoffs and went to the second round before losing. This team will make some noise next year. All three teams were young and talented this year and should be just as good next year – maybe better.

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The Topsail baseball team is making a run at the state 3A title after navigating their way through the tough Mideastern 3A-4A Conference. Although the teams overall record in the conference was average, the team won the top 3A spot out of the conference. That gave the team an edge as they played the first three games at home. They won a coin toss and played their fourth round game at home as well and are now headed to the eastern regional finals. The Topsail baseball program is being ran much like a college program. Coach Granville Gehris has taken a program that has always been strong and taken it to the next level. This team has a very mature attitude about them. I think it comes from the top. It seems that Gehris holds each and every player on the team accountable. From the outside looking in the team seems to be very stable. They seem to have taken on Gehris’ demeanor. The Pirates have a core of players that provide leadership from within. Trent Hansley is the senior. He is the grizzly old man that is both

vocal and leads by example. He is an intense competitor. He is a leader. Clark Cota is a little bit different. He is a year behind Hansley and leads more by example. He is just as intense but in a different way. Cota is one of the players that will take the ball with a finger broke and tough it out. He reminds me of former major leaguer Curt Schilling. As a matter of fact Hansley reminds me of him as well. I think that Coach Gehris style of coaching fits the Topsail team well. I think it fits this group of players well. I believe that Hansley and Cota are an extension of Gehris on the field and in the dugout. Another young man that seems to be an extension of the coach is Danny Wilson. This kid is as tough as a nail. He has improved more than anyone on the team and plays one way, all out. He personifies Topsail baseball, dirt on the uniform and a cut or bruise here and there. I could go down the roster and say good things about the whole team but my boss may say something about the size of this column. However, I would like to give the parents, students and community a plug for the way they have followed their team. The Topsail Pirates are not just the dozen or so players on the roster. They are the whole community. I am not going to jinx the Pirates by making any predictions. I will say that I expect to be covering baseball a little later in the season this year. Of course, this is just my opinion.

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Desire Brown had two hits against Whiteville last week.

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Wilson will have a good series from the leadoff spot. Cota and Hansley will hit the ball well but the Pirates usually have a role player that comes up big. I look for Sam Luchan-

ski to go off this week. I look for the Pirates to sweep the Trojans. It will be too much of Cota and Hansley on the hill and a plethora of Pirates at the plate.

the ball had a chance of leaving the field but came up just short, ending the game. Rivenburgh stopped half way down the base line and put her head in her hands. “Taylor did what she was supposed to do,” said Reece. “She gave us a chance. It took us too long to catch up with their pitcher. She was tall and long and we just didn’t pick the ball up out of her hand very well early. We finally began to catch up with her later on. It was just a little too late.” Johnson took the loss for the Titans. She gave up eight hits and four runs while striking out four. Roughton gave up six hits and three runs in just under three innings of work.

Rivenburgh had two hits including the homerun while Desire Brown and Carlie Savage also had two hits. Despite falling short of their goal Reece talked about her girls in a positive manner. “We had a good year. I wanted to go a little deeper for the seniors but they played as hard as they could the whole year. I’m very proud of them.” The Titans won the split Four County Conference championship outright this year and lost just one game in conference play. They also made it to the finals of the prestigious Hoggard Easter tournament. The team has lost just one conference game in two years.

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fishing. You should vary your length and line strength depending on the size of fish you are after. One of the benefits of fishing like this is that you can fish at various depths. For cats, the deeper the better. You can use different types of baits depending on the area you are fishing in. Cats like bloody baits. Always remember, follow the rules and guidelines set forth by the state. A mess of fish isn’t worth a big ticket.

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Some high school studentathetes are late bloomers. These young men and women mature as they learn their craft and become standout athletes by the time they are juniors or seniors. That is the case with senior student – athlete Matt Sherman. Sherman was a good shooter on the basketball court and a very good soccer player in his first two years at Trask, yet he did not standout and spent his time on the bench. His junior year he got more playing time on the court and by his senior year was a starter. As a senior guard he found his niche and was a vital part of the team’s success. He was an established commodity on the soccer field early in his high school career but became a leader as a senior. As Matt Sherman leaves Trask he can hold his high as he became more than role player. He leaves Titan town on top.

Chandler Skipper played on a volleyball team that won a lot of games. She was a member of the team that went undefeated two years in a row as a 2A school. She then played on the first 3A Pirate team that the school fielded this past year. She also was a member of the basketball team where she anchored a young squad. Skipper always played with determination and passion as a Pirate. She played hard no matter what the score was or if the Pirates were winning or losing. She could be described as a gritty player with skills and the heart to go with it. As Chandler prepares to graduate, she can take pride in knowing that she gave her all every minute that she was on the court for the Lady Pirates There is no doubt that this senior standout was a winner for the Topsail Pirates.

The 2013 football season was one that most Pender players and supporters would just as soon forget. However, there is one young man that stepped his game up on both sides of the ball. Zach Jones led the Patriots in tackles and was instrumental in keeping the undermanned Patriots in many games. He bounced around on the offensive line and even played center at times. He did all of this with an intensity that only a player who loves the game could do. This talented young man played as if his life depended on it and he never gave up no matter how far behind his team was. He proved his self, night in and night out. Next year the Patriots will be without the play of several players. The one that may be hardest to replace is Zach Jones. He left it all on the field for the Patriots.

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Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA PENDER COUNTY NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS OF ANNE C LOCKE 14 E 151 All persons, firms and corporations having claims against Anne C. Locke, deceased, are notified to exhibit them Mark I. Nunalee, Resident Process Agent of the decedent’s estate, on or before August 8, 2014 at Post Office Box 598, Hampstead North Carolina 28443, or be barred from their recovery. Debtors of the decedent are asked to make immediate payment to the above named Resident Process Agent. Mark I. Nunalee BIBERSTEIN & NUNALEE LLP Attorneys at Law P.O. Box 598 Hampstead NC 28443 910-270-4347 #6422 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28/14 Notice to Creditors and Debtors STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, PENDER COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION Having qualified as Executrix of the estate of Duane Kenton Martin deceased, of Pender County. This is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said decedent, Duane Kenton Martin to present them to the undersigned on or before August 13, 2014 at Post Office Box 2115, Surf City, NC 28445 or be barred from recovery. All persons Indebted to said estate, please make immediate payment. This the 29th day of April, 2014. Linda Blackburn Post Office Box 2115 Surf City, NC 28445 #6423 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28/14 Notice to Creditors and Debtors STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, PENDER COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION Having qualified as Executrix of the estate of Thomas F. Brennan, deceased, of Pender County. This is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said decedent, Thomas F. Brennan, to present them to the undersigned on or before August 13, 2014 at 201 Ironwood Lane Fredericksburg, VA 22408, or be barred from recovery. All persons Indebted to said estate, please make immediate payment. This the 7th day of May, 2014. Elizabeth B. Pritchett 201 Ironwood Lane Fredericksburg, VA 22408 #6420 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28/14 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE COUNTY OF PENDER SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION 14 E 161 Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Edward Stephen Owens, Jr. of Pender County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the Estate of said Edward Stephen Owens, Jr. to present them to Edward Stephen Owens, III, 6230 Ingleside Drive, Wilmington, NC 28409, Executor by August 15, 2014 or same will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate please make immediate payment. This the 7th day of May, 2014. R. v. Biberstein, Jr. Attorney for Edward Stephen Owens, III P. O. Box 428 Burgaw, NC 28425 #6437 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4/14 NOTICE TO CREDITORS ADMINISTRATORS NOTICE TO CREDITORS All persons, firms or corporations having claims against Lois Maebell Rivenbark Estate file 14E148, deceased, late of Pender, North Carolina, are notified to exhibit the same to the undersigned on or before August 14, 2014 or this notice will be plead in bar of recovery. All persons indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This is the 14th day of May 2014. Peggy Barnhill, Administratrix of the Estate of Lois Maebell Rivenbark C/O of her attorney, Renee Williamson Bloodworth, Attorney at Law 130 East Church Street, PO BOX 129 Atkinson, NC 28421 #6431 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4/14 NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS OF IVEY MAE BEATTY STRINGFIELD Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Ivey Mae Beatty Stringfield, deceased, of Pender, the undersigned does hereby notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the estate of said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the August 13, 2014, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned. Dated May 6, 2014 Phil S. Stringfield Executor ℅ Corbett & Fisler P. O. Drawer 727 Burgaw, NC 28425-0727 #6434 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4/14

NORTH CAROLINA PENDER COUNTY NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE OF REAL PROPERTY UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Lisa Zappley, recorded on August 19, 2011 in Book 3958, Page 334, Pender County Registry (as modified, amended or supplemented from time to time, the “Deed of Trust”); and under and by virtue of the authority vested in the undersigned as Substitute Trustee by that certain instrument recorded in Book 4335, Page 301, Pender County Registry; and under and by virtue of that certain Order for Sale entered by the Clerk of Superior Court of Pender County, North Carolina in file number 14-SP-28, Pender County Clerk of Court, default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust and the said Deed of Trust being by its terms subject to foreclosure, and the holder of the indebtedness thereby secured having demanded the foreclosure thereof for the purpose of satisfying said indebtedness, and due notice having been given to those entitled to same, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction, to the highest bidder, for cash, at the appropriate place for foreclosure sales at the Pender County Courthouse, 100 S. Wright Street, Burgaw, NC 28425, at 11:00 A.M. on May 29, 2014 the property conveyed in said Deed of Trust, which property includes all that certain lot or parcel of real estate, including all improvements and fixtures located thereon, situated, lying and being in Pender County, North Carolina, the same being owned of record by Lisa Zappley, as reflected on the records of the Pender County Register of Deeds not more than ten (10) days prior to the posting of this Notice of Sale, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING all of Lot 5, as shown on the map or plat of Ramsey Ridge Subdivision, which is duly recorded in Plat Book 33, Page 28, Register of Deeds for Pender County, North Carolina, to which plat reference is hereby made for a more complete and accurate description thereof. Together with all the buildings, fixtures and improvements thereon, and all rights, easements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging, including all heating, plumbing, ventilating, lighting goods, equipment and other tangible and intangible property, attached to or reasonably necessary to the use of such premises. The terms of the sale are that the real estate will be sold for cash to the highest bidder, and that the undersigned may require the successful bidder to deposit immediately cash or a certified check in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the high bid up to and including $1,000.00, plus five percent 5% of any excess over $1,000.00. Should the property be purchased by a party other than the holder of the Deed of Trust, that purchaser must pay, in addition to the amount bid, the following items: (a) the tax required by §7A-308(a)(1) of the North Carolina General Statutes of fortyfive cents per one hundred dollars ($100.00) of the bid amount up to a maximum tax of five hundred dollars ($500.00), and (b) the excise tax on conveyance required by §105-228.28 et. seq. of the North Carolina General Statutes of one dollar ($1.00) per five hundred dollars ($500.00) or fractional part thereof of the bid amount. The owner and holder of the indebtedness secured by the Deed of Trust may make a credit bid. The real estate will be sold subject to any and all superior liens, including taxes and special assessments, if any. This sale will be further subject to the right, if any, of the United States of America to redeem the herein-described property for a period of 120 days following confirmation of the sale. The real property may be sold in separate parcels, all together or in any manner the Substitute Trustee determines is appropriate. The property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Substitute Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the Deed of Trust being foreclosed, or both, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representatives of either the Substitute Trustee or the holder of the notes make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such conditions are expressly disclaimed. If the real property to be sold pursuant to this Notice of Sale is residential property with less than fifteen (15) rental units, then (a) an order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to §45-21.29 of the North Carolina General Statutes in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the Clerk of Superior Court in which the property is sold, and (b) any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving this Notice of Sale, terminate the rental agreement upon ten (10) days written notice to the landlord, and upon termination of the rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under

the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the Substitute Trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons for such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to expiration of the upset bid period and/or the sale, and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the Substitute Trustee(s). If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the Substitute Trustee(s), in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as required by law. Robert C. Kenan, Jr., Substitute Trustee MOORE & KENAN Attorneys at Law 211 East Fremont Street Post Office Box 957 Burgaw, N.C. 28425 (910) 259-9800 #6421 5/21, 5/28/14 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 14 SP 62 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Erik I. Poland and Renee E. Poland to Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, Trustee(s), dated the 7th day of March, 2007, and recorded in Book 3179, Page 042, in Pender County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Pender County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door in the City of Burgaw, Pender County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 2:00 PM on June 3, 2014 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Pender, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Lot 82, Section 3, Bellhammon Plantation as shown on plat recorded in Map Book/Cabinet 31, Page 50, Pender County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 121 Bellhammon Drive, Rocky Point, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §4521.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that party must pay the excise tax, as well as the court costs of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION

FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE BY: Attorney at Law Hutchens Law Firm Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1131918 (FC.FAY) #6438 5/21, 5/28/14 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF PENDER IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE NO.: 14 SP 20 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE OF REAL PROPERTY IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF THE DEED OF TRUST OF ROBERT F. KNOWLES and wife, LYNN F. KNOWLES TO DWIGHT W. SNOW, TRUSTEE AS RECORDED IN BOOK 2420, PAGE 282, PENDER COUNTY REGISTRY ASSUMPTION OF DEED OF TRUST BY WILSON E. KNOWLES and wife, GLORIA A. KNOWLES AS RECORDED IN BOOK 3780, PAGE 120, PENDER COUNTY REGISTRY Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Robert F. Knowles and wife, Lynn F. Knowles dated June 28, 2004 and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Pender County, North Carolina, in Book 2420, Page 282, Pender County Registry; that said Deed of Trust was assigned to and assumed by Wilson E. Knowles and wife, Gloria F. Knowles on June 4, 2010 and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Pender County, North Carolina, in Book 3780, Page 120. That default has been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the Holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door in the city of Burgaw, Pender County, North Carolina, or at the usual and customary location at said county courthouse for conducting said sale, on May 29, 2014 at 12:00 pm, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash that real property situated in Pender County, North Carolina, which is more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at a nail 0.5 feet South of the paved centerline of Kellyville Road (Secondary Road No. 1410), at a point that is the following courses and distances from a nail in the intersection of the paved centerline of Little Kelly Road (Secondary Road No. 1409) with the paved centerline of Kellyville Road; North 88 degrees 36 minutes 27 seconds East 230.05 feet and North 87 degrees 44 minutes 01 seconds East 229.32 feet to the BEGINNING; and running thence, North 40 degrees 52 minutes 01 seconds East 331.30 feet (passing over iron stakes at 52.96 feet and 95.44 feet) to an iron stake; South 01 degrees 49 minutes 29 seconds East 243.50 feet (passing over iron stake at 210.25 feet) to a nail in the centerline of Kellyville Road; South 88 degrees 15 minutes 00 seconds West 191.38 feet to a nail in said centerline; and South 87 degrees 44 minutes 01 seconds West 33.26 feet continuing along said road to the BEGINNING, containing 0.482 acre more or less, after exclusion of that portion of Kellyville Road (60 foot right of way) contained within the above described boundaries and is surveyed during March 1997. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyance of record. Said property is commonly known as 129 Kellyville Rd., Rocky Point, N.C. 28457. A cash deposit of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” There are no representations or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any

way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner of the property is Wilson E. Knowles and wife, Gloria A. Knowles. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to N.C.G.S. §45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the Clerk of Superior Court of the County in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. That upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the Trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the Trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the Trustee, in his sole discretion, if he believes the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PUPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. This the 6th day of May, 2014. Dwight W. Snow, Trustee P.O. Box 397 Dunn, North Carolina 28335 Telephone: 910-892-8199 #6439 5/21, 5/28/14 14 SP 71 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, PENDER COUNTY Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Ernest Junior Commander and Carol Lynette Commander to PRLAP, Inc., Trustee(s), which was dated July 28, 2006 and recorded on July 28, 2006 in Book 3014 at Page 314, Pender County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said default having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on June 4, 2014 at 10:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Pender County, North Carolina, to wit: TRACT ONE: BEGINNING at an iron pipe in the curved northern right-of-way line of Secondary Road No. 1600, said iron pipe being located along said line at a point that is the following chord courses and distances from the point of intersection of the western right-of-way line of Secondary Road No. 1599 with the northern right-of-way line of Secondary Road No. 1600; North 76 degrees 16 minutes 52 seconds West 45.24 feet, North 80 degrees 49 minutes 38 seconds West 150.0 feet and North 88 degrees 25 minutes 03 seconds West 100.50 feet to the Beginning; and running thence from the beginning, so located, with the northern right-of-way line of Secondary Road No. 1600 as it curves to the left with a radius of 946.226 feet, a chord course and distance of South 85 degrees 29 minutes 39 seconds West 100.50 feet too an iron pipe in line; thence North 10 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds East 205.00 feet to an iron pipe in line; thence North 86 degrees 47 minutes 26 seconds East 102.35 feet to an iron pipe in line; thence South 11 degrees 10 minutes 00 seconds West 203.25 feet to the Beginning, containing 0.461 acres, more or less, and is as surveyed in February 1990. TRACT TWO: BEGINNING at an iron pipe in the curved northern right-of-way line of Secondary Road No. 1600, said iron pipe being located the following chord courses and distances from the intersection of the northern right-of-way line of Secondary Road No. 1600 with the western right-of-way line of Second-

ary Road No. 1599; north 76 degrees 16 minutes 52 seconds West 45.24 feet, North 80 degrees 49 minutes 38 seconds West 150.00 feet, North 88 degrees 25 minutes 03 seconds West 100.50 feet, and South 85 degrees 29 minutes 39 seconds West 100.50 feet to the BEGINNING; and running thence from the Beginning, so located with the northern rightof-way line of Secondary Road No. 1600 as it curves to the left with a radius of 946.226 feet, a chord course and distance of South 79 degrees 22 minutes 32 seconds West 101.50 feet to a point in line; thence with the eastern line of a roadway North 00 degrees 51 minutes 25 seconds East 130.24 feet to a point in line; thence continuing with the eastern line of said roadway North 25 degrees 04 minutes 30 seconds East 70.00 feet to a point in line; thence North 75 degrees 49 minutes 21 seconds East 108.82 feet to a point in line, thence South 10 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds West 205.00 feet to the Beginning, containing 0.49 acres, more or less. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 202 Cart Wheel Road, Rocky Point, NC 28457. THIRD PARTY PURCHASERS MUST PAY THE EXCISE TAX, AND THE COURT COSTS OF FORTYFIVE CENTS (45¢) PER ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) PURSUANT TO NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Ernest Junior Commander. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Attorneys for Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No.: 10-03473-FC02 #6440 5/21, 5/28/14 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF PENDER NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS OF NELLIE L. WATKINS Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Nellie L. Watkins, late of 107 Pebble Run Ct., Burgaw, NC 28425 Pender County, North Carolina, the undersigned does hereby notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the estate of said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned at Post Office Box 340, 211 S. Wright Street, Burgaw, N.C. 28425 on or before the 22nd day of August, 2014 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 14 Day of May, 2014. Nathaniel T. Coleman, Administrator of the Estate of Nellie L. Watkins PO Box 340 Burgaw, NC 28425 #6441 5/21, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11/14

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Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices 14 SP 66 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, PENDER COUNTY Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Erik Eugene Rue a/k/a Erik E. Rue and Rochelle Lynn Rue a/k/a Rochelle L. Rue to Law Office of Ladd Gasparovic PA, Trustee(s), which was dated February 15, 2008 and recorded on February 15, 2008 in Book 3406 at Page 148, Pender County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said default having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on June 4, 2014 at 10:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Pender County, North Carolina, to wit: Lot 38 as depicted on plat entitled “REVISION OF THE VILLAGES AT TURTLE CREEK - PHASE 1-B”, recorded in Map Cabinet 46 at Page 105, Slide 626, to which reference is made for complete description, being a portion of the property conveyed to DCNC North Carolina I, LLC by deed recorded in Book 2548 at Page 123, Pender County. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record.

Said property is commonly known as 206 Loggerhead Boulevard, Surf City, NC 28443. THIRD PARTY PURCHASERS MUST PAY THE EXCISE TAX, AND THE COURT COSTS OF FORTYFIVE CENTS (45¢) PER ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) PURSUANT TO NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Erik Eugene Rue and Rochelle Lynn Rue. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, ter-

minate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Attorneys for Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No.: 11-07682-FC02 #6442 5/21, 5/28/14 NOTICE OF SALE In accordance with an Order entered in Pender County et al. vs. Bart Andrews et al., 12 CVD 889, (Pender County, North Carolina), the undersigned shall offer for sale to the highest bidder at the western door of the Pender County Courthouse in Burgaw, North Carolina, at 12:00 Noon, June 12, 2014, that property located in Burgaw Township, Pender

1411.2 (Whitestocking Road) as shown on the before mentioned map. Said beginning point being so located runs thence as follows: 1. With the centerline of said Whitestocking Road South 20 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West 31.36 feet to a point; thence, 2. A new line paralleling the common lot line of Lots 14 & 15 and being 30.00 feet therefrom South 86 degrees 55 minutes 39 seconds West 944.25 feet to Bart Andrews property line, thence, continuing the same bearing South 86 degrees 55 minutes 39 seconds West 160.00 feet across said Andrews lot to his back property line; thence, 3. With said back line North 20 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East 31.36 feet to an iron stake in the common lot line of Lots 14 & 15; thence, 4. With said lot line North 86 degrees 55 minutes 39 seconds East 1104.25 feet (passing over an inline iron pipe at 160.00 feet, an iron stake at 771.64 feet and at 1071.64 feet) to the point of beginning. The above described 30.00 feet wide tract of land is for use as an ingress, egress, and regress easement to Bart Andrews lot and to Barbara Andrews property East of the Bart Andrews lot. This sale shall be for cash and a deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid shall be required of the highest bidder at the sale. This sale shall be subject to any encumbrances which have priority over the tax liens of Pender County and all outstanding city and county taxes and improvement assessments not included in the above order. Robert H. Corbett Commissioner #6448 5/28, 6/4/14

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, PENDER COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION Having qualified as Executor of the estate of Harold Woodrow McLaurin, deceased, of Pender County. This is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said decedent, Harold Woodrow McLaurin, to present them to the undersigned on or before August 27, 2014 at 5540 West NC Hwy 97, Spring Hope, NC 27882, or be barred from recovery. All persons Indebted to said estate, please make immediate payment. This the 21st day of May, 2014 Marsha Joyner Bissette 5540 West NC Hwy 97 Spring Hope, NC 27882 #6446 5/21, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11/14

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TOWN OF TOPSAIL BEACH ADVERTISEMENTS OF TAX LIENS TOWN OF TOPSAIL BEACH North Carolina General Statues require local tax collectors to advertise annually all current year unpaid taxes levied on real estate. We do not wish to embarrass property owners by publishing their names in the newspaper; the advertisement of property liens is a mandatory step in the tax foreclosure process. If you have any questions about the names and properties appearing in this advertisement, or want to contact us about paying your taxes, please call the tax office at (910) 328-5841. Our office hours are 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday Under the authority vested in me by Section 105-369 of the North Carolina General Statutes and pursuant to an order of the Board of Commissioners/Town of TOPSAIL BEACH dated, February 19, 2014, I am hereby advertising tax liens for the year 2013 upon the real property described below. The real property parcel subject to the lien, the name of the parcel’s owner as of January 7, 2014 (and/or the names of subsequent owners), and the amount of taxes due are set out below. The amount advertised represents only the principal taxes for tax year 2013 that were unpaid as of May 19, 2014. The actual amount owed by the taxpayer will be increased by all taxes owed for the prior tax years and by all applicable interest, costs, and fees. The omission of prior years’ taxes and interest, costs, and fees from the amount advertised will not constitute a waiver of the taxing unit’s claim for these items. If the taxes remain unpaid, the tax collector will use all available collection remedies to collect the delinquent taxes, including the levy on personal property, the garnishment of wages, the attachment of bank accounts, rents, debts, or other property and the foreclosure and sale of the real property. These collections procedures do not apply to taxpayers subject to pending federal bankruptcy petitions. When a parcel was subdivided after January 1, 2013, and the ownership of one or more of the resulting parcels were transferred, the amount of the tax lien on each parcel, as shown in this advertisement, is the amount of the lien on the original parcel as it existed on January 1, 2013, and is subject to adjustment when the taxes are paid or the lien is foreclosed. This the 28 th day of May, 2014. Connie B. Forand, Tax Collector NAME

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RSVP honors volunteers By Barbara Mullins RSVP Coordinator The Retired Seniors Volunteer Program (RSVP) recognized 138 Pender County volunteers with an appreciation dinner May 8. We were honored by a visit from Burgaw Mayor Eugene Mulligan and appreciated his talking with our volunteers and hearing their heart warming stories. Special guests of honor were Van Reid (97 years-old) and Bryant Huffman (93 years-old). Both these RSVP volunteers are Veterans of WWII and are active RSVP volunteers – Bryant in our Hampstead Respite Care program and Van in our Burgaw Meals on Wheels Program. They are fine examples that volunteering keeps you young and healthy. In addition RSVP honored Photo contributed special volunteers with the The Retired Senior Volunteer Program participants tutor reading in the Pender County middle schools. These volunPresidential Volunteer Award. teers work one-on-one with readers in hope to better their comprehension, grammar and end-of-year test scores. In These 38 volunteers, gave December volunteers participated in the World Book Night competition and recently were awarded 340 books which more than 100 hours in a one we presented to students at Cape Fear Middle School, Burgaw Middle School, Topsail Middle School, West Pender year period, and received the Middle and to the Pender Early College in Burgaw. To some students these books are the only new books they have Bronze Award. received, which are theirs to start their own library. RSVP thanks the Pender County Library for their support and RSVP celebrated five Silver

help in selecting book titles appropriate to students we are working with. Also thanks to teachers and principals for helping to plan a recognition to present these awards to special students. World Book Night is a program designed to promote reading and books are donated by authors and publishers around the country.

Topsail silent auction a success By Kay Stanley Topsail Senior Center Coordinator The Topsail Senior Center silent auction proved to be a huge success this year. The event has enjoyed greater support each year. It was a combined effort of many individuals to make this event a success. The Topsail Senior Center formed a committee of 10 members to reach out into the Hampstead /Topsail area businesses and individuals to request support. The response was heart-warming from committee members as well as center volunteers, participants at the center and Pender Adult Services staff. Many center volunteers donated additional hours of service to help make this event possible. Earlier this year, a young man from Topsail Middle School, Blake Culig, along with his mother Melanie Culig stopped by the center to offer support for the center’s activities and

programs offered. This young man offered to take on our annual silent auction as a special project. Blake and his mother distributed literature and flyers about the event including information on the Meals on Wheels Program and agency services. The two raised $615 through their efforts on our behalf. We are very proud Blake chose to support the center and make a difference in the lives of older adults in Pender County. In addition, young girls from the ,IGHTHOUSE#HURCHVOLUNTEEREDTOSERVE appetizers and assist in the dining area. Committee members and volunteers contacted businesses and individuals to provide items and sponsorships for the silent auction. The center appreciates the many gift certificates donated and beautiful gift items for the auction. More than 200 displays and auction items were donated for this event. A friend of Kay Stanley, Sandy Strickland, whose forte is decorating

and displaying made us shine with her talent. Agency staff helped the evening of the event by preparing and serving food as well as with the clean-up. The entertainment was provided by Craig Thomas, Wilmington DJ and the meal was superb. “Sincere appreciation is extended to the staff of Pender Adult Services including the exceptional efforts of Kay Stanley, Topsail Senior Center Coordinator for going above and beyond the call to support the Annual Silent Auction at the Topsail Senior Center,� said Wes Davis, Executive Director. “Most importantly, appreciation is extended to the community, local businesses, individuals and volunteers in supporting this great event as we extend our mission to support the needs of older adults throughout Pender County.� Total proceeds have exceeded $7,400 which will support the Meals on Wheels Program and improvements to the Topsail Senior Center.

Transportation fair held at Heritage Place By Valeria N. Sutton PAS Transportation Coordinator The Pass it On In Person Fair had 54 to register the day of the event. The program started with a welcoming performance of the happy dance, zumba style by zumba instructors, Marcela Mendoza Batista, Marsie Martinez-Mendoza and -,UPE{,OPEZ Pender Transportation Coordinator, Valeria N. Sutton, Wave Transit Planning Director, Megan Matheny and Duplin Public Transportation Assistant Director, Rosemarie Smith, discussed their pro-

posed new service expansion. Pender Transportation applied for the Section 5310-Elderly Individuals and Individuals with Disabilities Grant. Based on approval and grant funding, the service is projected to start July 17, 2014. One route would travel from Pender Heritage Place in Burgaw to the Wallace Airport and transfer to Duplin Public Transit on Thursdays. Riders could travel to the stockyard, other areas and beyond. On Fridays, the second route would travel from Heritage Place to Cape Fear Community College North Campus in Castle Hayne to transfer to

Wave Transit. Riders could travel to doctor’s appointments, the mall, etc. They will need to call in advance to schedule their trips and plan their destinations to and from accordingly. Tony Pigford, III with Revive Physical Therapy discussed his therapy services and told participants they could also visit their Wallace location by transit service. Wesley B. Davis, Executive Director for Pender Adult Services, spoke about citizens being able to reach additional choice destinations. He was acknowledged for having the idea for the transportation

service. After the program the various booths were open, and names were drawn from those who registered for promotional items from the vendors, custom made note cards, a spring reef and a festive wall/ door hanger. Vendors included the N.C. Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Community Alternative Program (CAP), Medication Access and Review Program (MARP), Nurse Aide Program, SHIIP, Support Group Services/ Volunteering, Travel Club/ Weekly Activities, Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).

Award volunteers who gave more than 250 hours in the course of a year. RSVP mostly is proud of the dedication, longevity and support from the entire team of volunteers in Pender County. A total of 9,640 hours were graciously given to help seniors remain living at home independently this year delivering Meals-on-Wheels, tutoring in reading in middle schools, and mentoring our developmentally challenged young adults. Without volunteers and these programs so many people would have many more challenges. In three years our RSVP program has grown and we are able to help more and more residents in Pender County. We need more volunteers so we can give even more. There is an opportunity just waiting for you. Please call for more details about how two free hours a week of your time can mean the world of difference to someone else. Contact Barbara at 910-2599119 (ext 329) or bmullins@ penderpas.com.

Tips for caregivers By Rebecca Boggs, RN Pender Adult Services “Caregiving is universal. There are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who currently are caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.� Rosalyn Carter With an aging population, medical advances to manage chronic conditions, shorter hospital stays and rising medical costs, more and more caregiving is being provided in the home setting by people who are not health care professionals. As Rosalyn Carter so wisely stated, all of us will most likely participate in the caregiving process at some point. Throughout time, providing care for a loved one has been an act of loyalty and love. Being with your loved one when they are at their most vulnerable can be a very rewarding experience. Unfortunately, it can also take its toll on even the most resilient people over time. Whether you are providing direct care or coordinating care from far away, caregiving can trigger difficult emotions – anxiety or worry, anger, resentment, guilt, grief, and feelings of helplessness are just a few. While these feelings are normal, most of us are not prepared for the stress that comes with caregiving. Here are a few tips to help you be a better caregiver without sacrificing yourself in the process. s4AKECAREOF YOURSELF4HE most important thing you will ever do for your loved one is take care of yourself. Only

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when your needs are met can you effectively tend to the needs of someone else. Make it your priority to eat healthy, exercise regularly, get enough sleep, tend to your own health care needs, and make time regularly to do the things you enjoy. This is not being selfish, it is being smart. s,EARNASMUCHASYOUCAN Ask questions about your loved one’s condition and how to best provide care. Knowledge reduces anxiety and will help you be more confident in your new role as a caregiver. s+NOW YOUR LIMITS )T IS important to be realistic about how much you can give of your time. Identify your obligations, communicate clearly with everyone involved and set clear boundaries. s%NCOURAGE INDEPENDENCE Caregiving does not mean you have to do everything. Assess your loved ones abilities and allow them to be as independent as safely possible. s4AKEADVANTAGEOF COMMUnity resources. Nearly every community offers some assistance to caregivers. Pender Adult Services, Inc. offers a variety of services that assist caregivers, including in-home aides, meals on wheels, transportation, and on site activities. For a full list of services or for more information visit our website at www.penderpas.com or call 910-259-9119 Being there for your loved ones when they need you is IMPORTANT,ET0ENDER!DULT Services help you make it a rewarding and positive experience.

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Blindness screening in June, southern Maine trip planned in September Reservations are still being accepted for our southern Maine trip scheduled for Sept. 28 through Oct. 3. Prices are $759 per person double occupancy and $999 for single occupancy. A deposit of $ 200 is due now with registration payable to PAS. Travel protection is encouraged and costs $79 for double occupancy (more for single occupancy) payable to PML Tours. This wonderful six-day, fivenight package includes five nights hotel accommodations with five breakfast and four dinners, including one down east lobster bake with entertainment.

There will be a visit Kennebunkport, a tour Portland, and lobster harvesting Outlet shopping will include L.L. Bean in Freeport. Also, enjoy wine tasting at a local winery, beautiful fall gardens, and so much more. Checks may be mailed to PAS Senior Travel, P. O. Box 1251, Burgaw, NC 28425 attention: Jennifer Mathews or dropped off at the Topsail Senior Center or Heritage Place. A Christmas trip to Charleston is planned for December 2014. Look for more information in the July and August Pass It On. Free retinal camera vision screening at Topsail Prevent Blindness North

Carolina will be offering free adult retinal camera vision screening at Topsail Center in Hampstead June 24 from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Retinal image screening assists in the detection of eye diseases such as cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Information of the vascular system, such as diabetes, hypertension, and arteriosclerosis is also obtained from the imaging. The screening is free, uses non-contact photography, and takes only 10 minutes. Walkins will be welcomed. Adults interested should contact Topsail 270-0708 to schedule an appointment.

Mark the Calendar Elder Abuse Walk & Program for Advocacy Wednesday, June 11

Thank you for the beautiful QUILTS! Donated by Betty V an Sickle – Topsail Quilt for Raffle Hazel Hudgins & Gray M oore – Heritage Place Quil t Raffle Quilts ar e on display at the Senior Center s Tickets ar e $1 each or 11 for $10 Support your c enter by purchasing a ticket!!

10:30 a.m. Heritage Place

THANK YOU TO OUR TOPSAIL SENIOR CENTER SPONSORS

Prevent Blindness Screening at Topsail Tuesday, June 2, 2014 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Topsail Senior Center Call for appt or walk in and wait

Operation Fan

Platinum Sponsor

See a reception volunteer at either center for application

Hampstead Women’s Club Pierpan Family Dentistry Village Pharmacy of Hampstead Woodmen of the World, Hampstead

Wellness Checks -Provided by PAS Fitness Fusion – First Monday 4:30 p.m. Fitness Fusion – First Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Blood Pressure Screenings -Provided by PC Health Dept

Silver Sponsor

Topsail Senior Center – Third Thursday 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Hampstead Marine Corp League

Heritage Place – Fourth Thursday 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Bronze Sponsors

P C Blind Group

American Legion Post 167 Atlantic Tool & Die Co, Inc Canady’s & Sons Exterminating Johnson Home Medical Co. William Beverage, Farm Bureau Insurance Co

Heritage Place – Second Wednesday 1 p.m.

Caregivers Support Topsail – First & Third Mondays 9:30 -10:30 a.m. Heritage Place – Fourth Thursday 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Heritage Place Opportunities Monday 8:00—7:00

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:00—5:00

8:00—5:00

8:00—5:00

8:00—3:00

9:00 Crocheting 9:00 RSVP Perks (1st) 11:00 Geri-fit 12:00 Meals 12:30 Pinochle 1:00 Quilting Group 1:00 Jewelry

9:00 Oil Painting Tai chi 12:00 Meals 1:00 Bid Whist 1:00 Canasta 2:00 Senior Chorus 6:00 Line Dance

9:00 Basket Class 11:00 Bingo 12:00 Meals 1:00 Bid Whist 1:00 Bridge

7:00 Burgaw Rotary 11:00 Bingo 11:00 Geri-fit 12:00 Meals 12:00 Meals 12:45 Rummique/Mexican Saturday—closed Train

1:00 Blind Support Group(2nd)

3:00 Quilting/Sewing Club

Topsail Senior Center Opportunities Monday 8:30 am—5:00 pm 10:00 Modified PILATES 12:00 Meals 12:30 Tree Top Quilters(2nd)

Tuesday 8:30 am—5:00 pm 9:00 Baskets 9:15 Geri-fit Health Checks—(3rd) 10:30 Feel Good Fun 12:00 Meals 2:00 Gentle YOGA 3:00 Adv. Tai Chi

Wednesday 8:30 am—5:00 pm 9:00 Quilting Bee 9:00 RSVP Perks (1st) 10:00 Knitting Group 12:00 Meals 12:30 Caregiver class

1:00 Woodcarving

Thursday 8:30 am—5:00 pm 9:15 Geri-fit 10:00 Vinyasi YOGA 10:00 Bingo (earlier time) 11:15 Tai Chi 12:00 Meals 1:00 Quilting Class

Fitness Fusion Group Fitness Classes Pender Adult Services is committed to providing our community a safe, stable, environment in which individuals can maintain their independence, good health practices, and a healthy sense of self-esteem.

Phone: 910-259-9119

Monday Open 5:30—9:00 8:30 BODYPUMP 9:40 YOGA 10:45 FIT OVER 50

Tuesday Open 5:30—9:00 8:30 CARDIO BLAST 9:40 YOGA 10:45 FIT OVER 50

Wednesday Open 5:30—9:00 8:30 BODYPUMP 9:30 Health Checks (1st) 9:50 PILATES

Thursday Open 5:30—9:00 8:30 ZUMBA 9:40 YOGA 10:45 FIT OVER 50

4:00 Health Checks (1st)

5:30 BODYPUMP 6:40 ZUMBA

6:30 ZUMBA

5:30 BODY PUMP

6:30 ZUMBA

Facility Available

Phone: 910-270-0708 Friday 8:30 am—2:30 pm 9:00 Wood Carving 10:00 Cribbage 12:00 Meals 12:00 Vitality in Action 1:00 Sign Language Class Saturday –closed

Phone: 910-259-0422 Friday Open 5:30—9:00 8:30 BODYPUMP 9:50 PILATES 5:30 BODY PUMP Saturday Open 8:00—2:30

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