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Progress with FEMA, insurance in courthouse repair funding By Andy Pettigrew Post & Voice Publisher Progress is reported with FEMA and the insurance company that insures the Pender County Courthouse, according to Pender County Director of Facilities Allen Vann. Vann told Pender County Commissioners Monday a meeting with FEMA officials last week gave a better picture of what will be eligible for reimbursement in the Court-

house repair project. The historic Courthouse was heavily damaged during Hurricane Florence and has stood unused since the storm in 2018. Court facilities once housed in the building have been temporarily housed in other buildings around downtown Burgaw “FEMA has offered a re-inspection of the Courthouse this week,� Vann said. “The

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Miss NC Blueberry Sarah Beth Howard pulls the candy cane switch to light the Burgaw Christmas Tree on the Courthouse Square Nov. 29 to begin the holiday festivities in the county seat. Read more on page 5A about the upcoming holiday activities in Burgaw.

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The NC Blueberry Festival Association will sponsor the Burgaw Community Christmas Celebration Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. Join local church choirs and musicians in a perfor mance of Christmas classics. This is a free, family event. The Christmas Celebration is hosted by Middle District Mission-

      

Burgaw Community Christmas Celebration Dec. 13 ary Baptist Association, located at 1821 NC Hwy 53 West in Burgaw. Come for an evening of Christmas music, prayer, scripture reading, and fellowship. Guest musicians will include Shelby Rowe (harpist), Gail Penny (pianist), Roderick Monroe (pianist), Sarah Daniels (violist), David Farrior

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(violinist) and Lori McKoy (flutist). A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow the event. Please mark your calendar. This is an event you will not want to miss. If you are interested in joining the community choir, practice will be held Thursday, Dec. 5 at 5:30 p.m. at Middle District Baptist

     Social media post leads to arrests From Staff Reports The Pender County Sheriff ’s Office was notified Nov. 25 of a social media post referencing a potential shooting at Burgaw Middle School Nov. 26. Upon notification of the post, an investigation was launched. As a result of that investigation, at 4:48 a.m. Nov. 26, two search warrants were executed at two mobile homes located on Tasha Lane in Burgaw. During the search warrant service, two BB pistols that

Association. Anyone interested in singing in the choir is welcome. Contact Beth Looney at (910) 789-0096 or info@ncblueberryfestival. com for more information.

Pender County Commission Chairman George Brown will continue to hold the gavel for 2020 as he was reelected as board chair. The board also tapped Commissioner Fred McCoy as the vice chair for the next year. “It’s always an honor to be chairman,� Brown said. “It gets hard to make all the meetings you need to attend, but I appreciate the faith in me.� Commissioner David Williams, who has served as chairman, commented on the time required to serve as chair of the board. “We all have a lot of

George Brown meetings, and people wanting to talk to us. But you do have a lot of meetings aside from the ones that we all have as chair,� said Williams. “I appreciate all the extra time it takes to be chairman.�

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Information in this report is provided by the Pender County Sheriff’s Department, which is responsible for the content. An arrest does not always result in a conviction in court.

s'USTAVIO-ATTHEW"ACA 3T*OHNS#HURCH Road Hampstead. Injury to personal property, misdeMEANORPROBATIONVIOLATIONTWOCOUNTS OBTAINPROPERTY by false pretense, possession of marijuana .5 to 1.5 oz. Arrest by PC Sheriff ’s Office. Incarcerated under $6,300 secured bond. s*OHN!LVIN"LAND*R.EW3AVANNAH2D"URGAW 3ECOND DEGREE BURGLARY )NCARCERATED WITH NO BOND listed. s#ARLENE 2ENEE "RANNON   7ILD 4URKEY 4RL 2OCKY0OINT$OMESTICASSAULTBATTERY 3HOPLIlNTCONcealment of merchandise. Arrest by PC Sheriff ’s Office. Incarcerated under $100 secured bond. s*AMES2OBERT#ARY ,EGACY$RIVE2OCKY0OINT $OMESTICASSAULTONAFEMALE DRIVINGWHILEIMPAIRED POSsession of open container of alcohol in passenger area. s4INA #ROMARTIE   53 (WY  3 "URGAW Felony probation violation, misdemeanor probation violation. Arrest by Probation officer. Released under $13,000 secured bond. s!NDREW#LAYTON$ENSON 0RESWICK$R2OCKY Point. Sell Schedule 3 Controlled Substance, fleeing to ELUDEARRESTWITHMOTORVEHICLE OPENCONTAINERALCOHOL INPASSENGERAREA DRIVINGLEFTOF CENTER HITRUNFAILURETO STOPFORPROPERTYDAMAGE DRIVINGWHILELICENSEREVOKED RECKLESSDRIVINGTOENDANGER!RRESTBY0#3HERIFF SOFlCE Incarcerated under $10,000 secured bond. s$EJSHEA .AMOI &EASTER   . 4IMBERLY ,ANE  "URGAW /BTAIN PROPERTY BY FALSE PRETENSE !RREST BY "URGAW 0OLICE $EPARTMENT 2ELEASED UNDER   secured bond. s!DRIAN $OUGLAS &ERGUSON   (IGHSMITH 2D 5NIT!"URGAW#OMMUNICATINGTHREATS!RRESTBY"URGAW0OLICE$EPARTMENT2ELEASEDUNDER SECURED bond. s2ICHARD4HOMAS&LOWLER $EER2IDGE$RIVE %AST(AMPSTEAD$RIVINGWHILELICENSEREVOKED!RREST BY 3URF #ITY 0OLICE $EPARTMENT 2ELEASED UNDER  secured bond. s#AMERON!DAM(ANSEN (OLIDAY$RIVE!T-

KINSON-ISDEMEANORLARCENY!RRESTBY0ENDER#OUNTY Sheriff ’s Office. Released under $2,500 secured bond. s4YLER 'LENN (INES   .ORTH 2AILROAD 3T !TKINSON$RIVINGWHILEIMPAIRED CIVILREVOCATIONOF DRIVERS LICENSE DRIVING WHILE LICENSE REVOKED DRIVING LEFTOF CENTER!RRESTBY.EW(ANOVER3HERIFF S/FlCE 2ELEASEDWITHNOBONDLISTED s-ALIK 3HARMEL *ORDAN   0IKE #REEK 2OAD "URGAW !SSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON ASSAULT ON FEMALE !RREST BY 0# 3HERIFF S /FlCE 2ELEASE WITH NO bond listed. s-ARCO!NTONIO6EGA,OPEZ .#(WY7 'ARLAND -ISDEMEANOR DEATH BY VEHICLE UNSAFE LANE change, ICE hold. Arrest by PC Sheriff ’s Office. IncarCERATEDUNDER SECUREDBOND s#YNTHIA 0AULETTE -ILLER   (ALL 2D 7ILLARD Resisting, obstructing, delaying officer, Pender County Sheriff ’s Office. Released under $100 secured bond. s:EKE-ICHAEL,YN-ODISETTE 0ENDERLEA(WY "URGAW3IMPLEPOSSESSIONOF MARIJUANA POSSESSIONOF DRUGPARAPHERNALIA RECKLESSDRIVINGTOENDANGER!RREST BY "URGAW 0OLICE $EPARTMENT 2ELEASED UNDER   secured bond. s"RITTANI !MANDA /#ONNELL   #ASTLE &ARMS 2OAD#ASTLE(AYNE$RIVINGWHILELICENSEREVOKED!RRESTBY"URGAW0OLICE$EPARTMENT2ELEASEDUNDER secured bond. s7ENDELL #LEVE 2ICE )6   0OINT #ASWELL 2OAD 7ILLARD 7EAPONS ON EDUCATION PROPERTY !RREST by Pender County Sheriff ’s Office. Released under $500 secured bond. s3TEVEN 2ANDALL 3EIGLER   3UNDANCE #IRCLE (AMPSTEAD $RIVING WHILE IMPAIRED EXCEEDING POSTED speed, resisting, obstructing, delaying officer, driving left OF CENTER2ELEASEDUNDER SECUREDBOND s"IRCH,EE3HEPPARD &ERRIS$RIVE!TKINSON &ELONY POSSESSION OF COCAINE 2ELEASED WITH NO BOND listed. s3HANITRA3IMPSON .4IMBERLY,ANE"URGAW 3PEEDINGTWOCOUNTS DRIVINGWHILELICENSEREVOKEDTWO

Burgaw Rotary serves community in 2019 By Lori Kirkpatrick Post & Voice Staff Writer 4HE"URGAW2OTARY#LUB has been busy this year. From golf tournaments to local school programs to international projects, they have it all covered. Coming UP $EC  THE GROUP WILL PARTNER WITH THEIR LOCAL )NTERACT#LUBTO YEAR OLDS ANDAN)NTERACT#LUB in India in a Rise against (UNGER PROGRAM $URING the event at Pender High School, 120 student memBERSWILLBEPACKINGMEALS and conducting a video CONFERENCE MEETING WITH THE)NTERACT#LUBAT'OENKA 7ORLD3CHOOLIN)NDIA4HE charter president of the Indian club, Nischal Pandey, EARNED THE  3ERVICE ABOVE3ELF !WARDFORALLOF Rotary Club. Rotary Club WILL PROVIDE THE )NTERACT #LUB WITH T SHIRTS AND A catered meal. "ETH 3HIBLEY "URGAW Rotary Club President since July of this year, discussed some of the programs the club is involved in.

h7E HAVE OUR ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT AND WE DID IT AT $UPLIN #OUNTRY Club this year,� began ShibLEY h)TS NOW CALLED THE 2ICHARD 6ON "IBERSTEIN -EMORIAL 'OLF 4OUR NAment in honor and memory OF 2ICKY "IBERSTEIN (E WAS ONE OF OUR LONGEST SERVING MEMBERS 7EVE ALSODONETWO2ISEAGAINST Hungers so far, preparing 1,000 meals for Hurricane $ORIANRELIEF INTHE"AHAMAS "EVIN 3TOKES IS OUR chairman of the Interact Club at PHS and she’s doing ANEXCELLENTJOBv 4HE"URGAW2OTARY#LUB recently participated in the #HRISTMAS 4REE ,IGHTING ON THE 4OWN 3QUARE AND they are involved in the Blueberry Festival and 3PRINGFESTEACHYEAR4HEY WILLSOONlNISHUPANDINternational project called 4OOLBOX )NITIATIVES 4HIS INVOLVES SENDING JEWELERS tools to developing counTRIES IN !FRICA 4HE GROUP IS WORKING TOWARDS A  goal to send specific tools to Africa - digital scales, steel

Pender EMS and Fire Report

Nov. 24-30 Pender EMS Report Total number of Patient Contacts: 202 Calls per Station Burgaw Station 1 42 Sloop Point Station 14 19 Hampstead Station 16 27 Surf City Station 23 21 Top. Beach Station 4 4 Union Station 5 15 Rocky Point Station 7 37 Atkinson Station 9 22 Maple Hill Station 13 4 Scott Hill Station 18 0 Hwy 421 Station 29 11 Type of Calls Cancelled: 18 Refusals: 73 Stand by: 0 Transported: 98 Treated/released: 13 Fire Department Reports Total Calls: 47 Calls per Station Rescue Station 1 Burgaw 8 Fire Station 13 Maple Hill 0 Fire Station 14 Sloop Point 13 Fire Station 16 Hampstead 8 Fire Station 18 Scotts Hill 8 Fire Station 21 Long Creek 7 Fire Station 29 Hwy 421 3 EMS St. 4 Topsail Beach 0 Fire Call Type Summary Fire 12 Motor Vehicle Crash 6 Search and Rescue 0 EMS First Response 22 Cancelled 7 Ocean Rescue 0

COUNTS !RRESTBY"URGAW0OLICE$EPARTMENT2ELEASED under $600 secured bond. s*USTIN2ASHEED3MITH 5NION"ETHEL2OAD (AMPSTEAD 3PEEDING RECKLESS DRIVING TO ENDANGER simple possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia. Arrest by Pender County Sheriff ’s Office. Released under $200 secured bond. s4YREE*OHN3MITH -ORIN2OAD"URGAW-ISDEMEANORPROBATIONVIOLATION!RRESTBY/NSLOW#OUNTY Sheriff ’s Office. Released under $10,000 secured bond. s(ALEY $ANIELLE 3QUIRES   /LD &ARM 2OAD (AMPSTEAD $RIVING WHILE LICENSE REVOKED POSSESSION OF OPENCONSUMPTIONOF ALCOHOLINPASSENGERAREA!Rrest by PC Sheriff ’s Office. Released under $100 secured bond. s*OSEPH-ATTHEW7ALLACE .'REEN3T(OLLY 2IDGE$RIVINGWHILELICENSEREVOKEDTHREECOUNTS !Rrest by PC Sheriff ’s Office. Released under $1,000 secured bond. s2ONALD"RUCE7ILSON 3HELTER#OVE2OAD"URGAW3ECONDDEGREETRESPASS INJURYTOPERSONALPROPERTY unauthorized use of motor vehicle, misdemeanor assault inflicting serious injury. Arrest by PC Sheriff ’s Office. Released under $1,500 secured bond.

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Zachary and William Rivenbark deliver dictionaries to Penderlea School for the Burgaw Rotary Club DRAW PLATES FOR MAKING WIRE AND A ROLLING MILL TO MAKETEXTURESONMETAL h3OMETHING ) AM SO EXCITEDABOUTISTHE4OGETHER 7E 2EAD PROGRAM 4HIS IS something Rotary is doING IN OUR $ISTRICT  7HICH INCLUDES THE  2OTARY#LUBSINOURAREA4HIS ISAPILOTPROJECTANDWEARE one of the first Rotary clubs TO ATTEMPT THIS 7E GAVE AWAYMORETHANBRAND NEW BOOKS AT (ALLOWEEN IN 2OTARY 0ARK /CT  4HATWASABIGTOWNEVENT WITH 0ARKS AND 2EC v SAID Shibley. " U R G AW 2O T A R Y H A S raised $255 for their Polio Plus program. Eradicating polio is a big mission for Rotary Club, and Shibley SAIDTHATTHEREARENOWLESS THANCASESINTHEWORLD !FGHANISTAN AND 0AKISTAN ARE THE ONLY PLACES WHERE there are active cases of polio, and there are currently Rotarians on the ground giving inoculations there. h7EALSOPARTICIPATEDIN a silent auction at Heritage 0LACE7EWEREONEOF THEIR platinum sponsors for the gala. At our foundation LUNCHEON THE"URGAWCLUB WAS REPRESENTED IN EVERY SINGLE AWARD THEY PASSED OUT/UR"URGAW2OTARIANS are doing great, not only for our community but for the foundation at large. 7E RECENTLY HAD OUR lRST informational meeting at Bandanas Restaurant and

ADDEDlVENEWMEMBERSTO the club,â€? said Shibley. 2UTH 'LASER WAS THE previous president of the "URGAW CLUB 5NDER HER leadership last year, the GROUP WAS AWARDED THE  2OTARY #ITATION WITH Silver distinction. Only five Rotary Clubs out of the 51 in the district earned that distinction. Shipley noted THAT'LASERHASSETHEROFF on a very good path as the NEWPRESIDENT /UT OF ALL THAT "URGAW Rotary Club does, Shipley’s favorite service project of the year is the dictionary project. “It’s my favorite because WECOMETOTHETHIRDGRADers bearing these gifts of KNOWLEDGE 4HESE DICTIONaries are the perfect learning tool for all the children WHO ARE FUTURE LEADERS OF the earth, so it’s the best GIFTWECANGIVETHEM4HE Hampstead Club covers the east side of the county and THE "URGAW #LUB COVERS THEWESTERNSIDE"ETWEEN OUR TWO 2OTARY #LUBS NO third grader is left out,â€? said Shibley. 3HEADDED h)TSSOEXCITING BECAUSE WE CAN DO SO much good through Rotary WEDOMOREGOODTOGETHER as a group than any one of us could ever do on our OWNv For more information about Rotary Club, visit HTTPSWWWROTARYORG en.

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Practicing Presence Who can resist the sound of children chanting ‘let’s open presents’ at Christmastime? Children are palpably present, unlike their adult counterparts who are typically worried about what comes next. Young ones get as excited about the wrapping as they do about the gifts, which I still find true of myself to this day. I have always been attracted to bright shiny objects, including presents with significant presence. Think ‘Price is Right’, where folks make quick choices based on outside appearances. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could embrace life’s packaging with similar eagerness and excitement? I’ll admit, it was one of my most anticipated aspects of the season, right up there with seeing what Santa brought on Christmas morning. Our family always opened presents on Christmas Eve, after dinner, baths and bedtime prep. We gathered around the tree, excitedly opening all the gifts we had randomly received all month. Some arrived on the porch in big brown boxes from relatives and friends far away, while others appeared intermittently as each of us embraced individual elf duty along the way. After the holidays, inquiring minds always want to know: What did you get for Christmas? Seems that how and with whom you spent the holidays is secondary. But the older we get the more we realize it is not what is under the tree that matters as much as who gathers around it with us. Adults are always busy working on ‘to dos’ while children are better at perfecting ‘ta das.’ Why not create a ‘to be’ list for the holidays, rather than the traditional to do list, and start it with a plan to be more fully present. Gifts are a language of love, but our presence is much more revealing. How do you celebrate your holiday, and with whom do you enjoy spending time? What are your fondest memories and what moments offer the most meaning? That is the essence of our presence, and the real reason for the season. Practicing presence is paramount to hearing and honoring our purpose on this planet, yet many neglect to navigate this priceless path. Dr. Charles Stanly suggests finding a quiet place where it is dark and free of distractions if necessary to experience the essence of presence and make it a primary practice. Where are you the most present? And who can benefit most from your

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Morning song Mr. Roo greets the morning an hour or so early every day, much to the dismay of the geese. I don’t know why our rooster gets an early start, but that’s better than the one we had who might crow at any point on the clock, day or night, for no reason other than the fact that he could. He was not our favorite chicken. It is true that I love the night, with the glory of a star-spotted blue-black sky reminding us that we’re really not that significant. There’s nothing like being in the deep woods or beside a snapping fire with a lazy moon sliding through the pines with the enthusiasm of a first-grader leaving Grandma’s house for the classroom of a least-favorite teacher. But when it’s been a bad night, the morning always seems to make things better. When the dawn reluctantly shoos away a good night, the sunrise makes things better still. Perhaps Mr. Roo has a consistently positive attitude, and that’s why he starts the day before the day itself. Maybe he just has a strict work ethic, and sees time in bed as wasted if one can see the first hues hint that the sun is about to make its appearance. I love the dawn – not as much as Mr. Roo, perhaps, but still with the joy of a child on Christmas. God never paints the sky the same way, and no amount of photography can ever truly pre-

Jefferson Weaver serve His artistry, on a canvas He created, with paints of light He mixed Himself. My day usually starts with Mr. Roo’s reveille (or is it reverie? Who knows?). It isn’t long after his first call to arms that the alarms go off, reminding me that lying in bed doesn’t count for getting up and at’em. William IX is also a morningaphile, and it doesn’t take long for him to work his way up to a full-bore redbone roar if I spend too much time under the covers. My bride could sleep through a hurricane in a capsized boat flying through a glass factory, so responding to the hound’s entreaties fall on me. The other dogs are far more polite; indeed,

Walter the Wonder Dog will often give William a stink-eye, and slide into my still-warm spot beside his mother. As the door opens, William joyously rockets toward freedom, judiciously avoiding the alwaysangry geese. The nightshift cats exchange places with the dayshift, exchanging notes about the mouse in the kitchen or the varmints that trespassed in the yard. Old Red whickers, Tally whinnies, and Melanie draws back and brays with the music that only a fan of donkeys can love, although she readily shares the tune with everything and everyone within a mile with ears to hear. Mellie is a lady, though,

Long distance are giving tips Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any long-distance caregiving tips that can help me help my elderly father who lives in another state? He has physically declined over the past year, but is determined to stay living in his own house. Worried Daughter Dear Worried, Providing care and support for an aging parent who lives far away can be very difficult and stressful. Here are some tips and resources that can help. When it comes to monitoring and caring for an aging parent from afar, you have a couple options. You can either hire a professional to oversee your dad’s needs, or you can manage things yourself by building a support system, tapping into available resources, and utilizing technology devices that can help you keep tabs on him. Professional help If your dad needs a lot of help, you should consider hiring an “aging life care professional” who will give him a thorough assessment to identify his needs, and will set up and manage all aspects of his care. These professionals typically charge between $100 and $200 per hour, and are not covered by Medicare. To find a professional in your dad’s area, ask his doctor for a referral or visit the Aging Life Care Association website at AgingLifeCare.org. Do-it-yourself If your dad only needs occasional help, or if you can’t afford to use a care manager, here are some things you can do yourself to help him. presence? As we embrace the adventure of Advent and embark on another new year, it is a perfect time to reflect on your past and

s!SSEMBLE A SUPPORT SYSTEM Put together a network of people (nearby friends or family, neighbors, clergy, etc.) who can check on your dad regularly, and who you can call on from time to time for occasional help. Also put together a list of reliable services you can call for household needs like lawn care, handyman services, plumber, etc. Tap local resources: Most communities offer a range of free or subsidized services that can help seniors with basic needs such as home delivered meals, transportation, senior companion services and more. Contact the Area Aging Agency near your dad – call 800-6771116 for contact information – to find out what’s available. s5SElNANCIALAIDS If your dad needs help with his financial chores, arrange for direct deposit for his income sources, and set up automatic payments for his utilities and other routine bills. You may also want to set up your dad’s online banking service, so you can pay bills and monitor his account anytime. Or, if you need help, hire a daily money manager (aadmm.com) to do it for you. They charge between $25 and $100 per hour. Benefitscheckup.org is another excellent resource to look for financial assistance programs that may help your dad, particularly if he’s lower-income. s(IREIN HOMEHELP anticipate your future, but be sure to practice presence in the process. My holiday challenge to you is this: commit to being more fully present

De pending on your dad’s needs, you may need to hire a part-time homecare aide that can help with things like preparing meals, housekeeping or personal care. Costs can run anywhere from $12 up to $25 per hour. To find someone, ask for referrals through your dad’s doctor or area hospital discharge planners, or try websites like Care.com, CareLinx.com, CareFamily.com or CareSpotter. com. s5TILIZETECHNOLOGY: To help you keep tabs on your dad and manage his care from afar, there are various technologies that can help. For example, there are motion sensors (like Silver Mother - sen.se/ silvermother) and video cameras (nest.com/camera) that can help you make sure he is moving around the house normally; computerized pillboxes (medminder.com) that will notify you if he forgets to take his medication; simplified computer tablets (grandpad.net) that provide important face-toface video calls; and a variety of websites that can help you coordinate care (lotsahelpinghands.com) and medical information (reunioncare.com) with other family members. For more tips, call the National Institute on Aging at 800-222-2225 and order their free booklet “Long-Distance Caregiving: Twenty Questions and Answers.” 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. in every moment and give the gift of your presence whenever possible. It is a priceless gift and one that that keeps on giving.

and usually only gives one brief bray as I stagger outside to greet the day. Our home is back in a hollow, with a mixture of vintage pines and hardwoods towering over the house, and a misbegotten pine plantation due east. The lane parallels the old railbed, so for several months out of the year, the sun shines straight and clean down the pine, bay and scrub oaks lining the tunnel from the start of day to the end. The guineas, busy with their secret but important plans, are usually examining the yard by the time I am stirring, although I admit it’s fun to wake them from their perches in the old oak, and watch them panic their way to the ground looking like miniature turkeys, but with none of the grace and class of a big gobbler. The geese are shrewish from the moment I walk outside, whether it’s Pippin on a late nest shared with, then stolen from the ducks (if those eggs hatch, they’ll be a confused bunch of birds) or the rest of the gang. The other geese complain that the ditch is too cold, or the pinestraw too lumpy, or the corn too dry for their tastes. A half-hearted, harmless wave of the walking stick usually sends them away with threats to write a strongly worded letter to management.

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We are Thankful Thanksgiving is past, but our unique blessings should be remembered every single day. We live in a beautiful land rich in privilege and opportunity. My third graders at Dixon Elementary are constant reminders that the future is ripe with hope. As you can see, they understand what is truly important. My family is important to me. They are always there for me. I’m thankful for my pets. Even though they are dead, I still love them. -Lily I’m thankful for God because he made us all for a good reason. -Owen I’m thankful for my family and friends. -Jake I am proud of my teacher because she comes to school whenever she’s

Continued on page 8A tired or feeling too shabby. She likes to tell us her Mrs. Hill stories which are really funny. But, she makes us think ridiculously hard. That is why I am thankful for Mrs. Hill. -Elliot My family makes me feel good. I’m glad that doctors make me feel not so sick. Thank you for chocolate and chocolate factories. -Jamison I am thankful for my family, my friends, my dog Nova and my cat Seven. -Talon My teacher makes me happy because when I feel sad she helps me get my confidence back. -Finley Thank you for the teachers that teach me every day. All of the teachers are working so hard to help us get to college. My heart is happy when I am near my family and friends. I am thankful for my family, friends and that I have a house and food. -Airlie I am thankful for my family because they are loving people. I am also thankful for bees because they pollinate apple trees and other crops. -Isaiah I am thankful that my teacher is fun every day and that I have friends that play with me. -Katie My heart is happy when I am my true self and not acting like somebody I’m not. I’m also thankful for my teacher because when Continued on page 4A

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New at investing? Follow these suggestions If you’re fairly new to investing, you might be wondering what sort of rules you should follow or moves you should make. And while everyone’s situation is different, there are indeed guidelines that make sense for all investors. Here are some to consider: Learn the basics. The investment world can seem confusing, but the more you know about the basic components, the more confident you’ll be when you begin to invest. For starters, you’ll want to be familiar with the essential types of investments: stocks, bonds, mutual funds, government securities and so on. And it’s also important to know that some investments are designed to provide growth – an increase in the investment’s value – while others provide income in the for m of dividends or interest payments, and still others may of fer g rowth and income. s3ET YOUR GOALS 9OU need to know why you’re investing – and that means you must clearly define your goals. Do you want to retire early? When you do retire, what kind of lifestyle would you like to have? Are you planning on helping your children (or grandchildren) pay for college? Once you’ve established your goals, you can create the appropriate investment strategy for achieving them, taking into account your time horizon and risk tolerance. s)NVEST REGULARLY !T first, you may only be able to afford to put in small amounts to your investment accounts, but even so, try to contribute REGULARLY 9OULL GET INTO the habit of investing and, later on, when you earn more money, you can ramp up your contributions. If you have a 401(k) or similar plan at work, the money can come out of your paycheck before you even see it. s4HINK LONG TERM !S you begin investing, it’s

important to have the right attitude. Specifically, don’t look for the “hot� investments that will make you a “bundle� in a matter of weeks. Investing just doesn’t work that way – instead, it’s a decadeslong process of carefully choosing, managing and adjusting a diversified portfolio that’s suitable for your individual needs. And by maintaining a long-term focus, you’ll be less susceptible to making ill-advised moves in response to short-term market events. s$ONT GET SCARED OFF by downturns. If you invest for many years, it’s inevitable that you will experience sharp drops in the financial markets. But these declines are actually a normal part of investing. If you overreact to them by selling investments just because their price has dropped, you’ll not only be breaking a cardinal rule of investing – to buy low and sell high – but you’ll also be disrupting the type of cohesive, continuous investment strategy that’s necessary to help you achieve your goals. s'ET SOME HELP 9OU may find it easier to navigate the investment landscape if you get some help from a professional advisor – someone who understands your goals and family situation and who can make appropriate investment recommendations. A financial advisor can also suggest changes to your portfolio in response to changes in your life (new job, child graduating college, etc.) and in your goals, such as a new date for retirement. When you invest, there aren’t many guarantees. But by following these suggestions, you will know, at the very least, that you’re taking the steps that can lead to success. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

Local veteran featured in Pender RSVP perks meeting By Barbara Mullins Special to the Post & Voice The Pender Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) was proud to feature speaker Cliff Goodall, a 94-year-old World War II Navy veteran, in their November Perks meeting as they honored him and all local veterans for their service to our country. Goodall signed up for service to our country when he was only 17 years old. He was subsequently part of the D Day invasion of Normandy and his stories, full of insights and valor, were breathtaking and entertaining. For the past five years, he has returned to Normandy where he been recognized for his service. While in

Normandy, Goodall participates in parades; visits with children in schools to share his stories; and, stays WITHALOCALFAMILY9OUARE a role model for all of us, Mr. Goodall’ We deeply appreciate you and your many contributions to our country. Pe nd e r R SV P Pe rk s meetings are held each month to help volunteers and other interested community members lear n more about how to live healthy, happy and productive lives. One of the RSVP signature programs is helping local seniors with significant unmet needs, continue to remain living independently at home. To lear n more about Pender RSVP, you can visit

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Continued from page 3A she is tired she always finds ways to make us so joyful. Another reason I’m thankful is because of doctors. Some of them have to drive one hour just to help us and some of them work on Saturdays when they could be going to the beach with their families. The last reason I’m thankful is for friends because they always have your back if they are truly your real friends. -Sloane I am thankful for my friends who are nice and for my family making turkey. -Mariah I am thankful for my family because they keep me safe and help me with stuff. -Gabe I’m thankful that I have a home, a family, friends and my teacher. I have everything that I need. -Camieo Be thankful for what you have. Be thankful if you have what you need and when you get things you want. -William I’m thankful for my family. They make my

Regina Hill’s third-grade class at Dixon Elementary School memories go to the flow. My dogs make my heart open. -Kaylee I’m thankful for my teacher Mrs. Hill. She leads the way to my path. I am proud of my dad because he keeps us free. My Jesus made me free and happy. -Valerie I am thankful for everyone on the earth for who

they are and what they do. I’m thankful for people who help others and are kind. -Haylee I am thankful for my family. They care and protect me. I’m thankful that people don’t come in my house and take me away. I’m proud to be in America where I’m free. I’m happy for my friends because

they bring me light and joy. Next, I’m happy I’m not a pig because I don’t like mud and I’d muss my human family. Last, I’m thankful for my teacher. She doesn’t care if I get something wrong. She helps me learn no matter what. -Olivia Happy Thanksgiving.

Topsail Presbyterian Christmas Tea Dec. 7 Topsail Presbyterian’s women are holding their annual Christmas Tea Dec. 7 from noon until 2 p.m. in the Topsail Presbyterian fellowship hall, 16249

Highway 17 North, Hampstead. All proceeds are donated to the local 4Cs Food Pantry. The hall is turned into a Christmas wonderland

and lunch, dessert and tea are served on our best china. The afternoon will include entertainment and a raffle of several specialty baskets. Please add this

event to your calendar and come support 4Cs Food Pantry. Make your reservation by calling Topsail Presbyterian Church 910270-2312.

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Breakfast with Santa All you can eat! $5 a plate. Dec. 7, 2019 8-10 a.m. Hwy 55 Burgers Sha kes & Fries 17230 US Hwy 17 N. Hampstead, NC 28443 Proceeds go to Pender EMS/Fire Explorer Post 2711

Breakfast With Santa Saturday, Dec. 14 2019 9 – 10:30 a.m. Hampstead Women’s Club Building Pancakes, Sausage, Coffee, Juice and Milk $5 per person Children under 2 free with paying adult. (Tickets can be purchased at the HWC Thrift Store)

Santa and his helpers will be here to make your breakfast special. Please bring your camera! All proceeds go towards Hampstead Women’s Club scholarships.

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Breakfast with Santa Dec. 7 8-10 a.m. Hwy 55 Burgers and Shakes 409 US Hwy. 117 S. Burgaw Benefits Cape Fear Equine Rescue

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Burgaw Holiday Tour

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, 3—7 p.m. $15 per adult, $5 per child under 12 Tickets available at Harrell’s Department Store, Brown Dog Coffee, Burgaw An�ques, Realty World, Rochelle’s Furniture, The Hair Place, The Old Farm Shed, Bandana’s, and Pender County Museum.

Pender County Museum 200 W. Bridgers St. Burgaw, NC

All proceeds benefit the Pender County Historical Society


Education

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Hampstead Girl Scout receives Gold Award Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines congratulates Lillin Malinowski of Hampstead, for becoming a Gold Award Girl Scout, a designation she earned by creating an art curriculum for Topsail Middle School’s adaptive class. For her project, Exceptional Art with Exceptional Children, M a l i n ow s k i c re at e d art-based lesson plans to help the students learn the importance of self-expression. Malinowski hopes her project encourages students to utilize art as an outlet for their creativity in the future. The Gold Award is the mark of the truly remark-

able—ear ned by a high school Girl Scout who works to address an issue she’s passionate about in a way that produces meaningful and lasting change. Whether it’s on a local, national, or global level, Gold Award Girl Scouts provide innovative solutions to significant challenges. “Gold Award Girl Scouts don’t just change the world for the better, they change it for good—and Lillin embodies everything this achievement stands for,” said Lisa Jones, chief executive officer, Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines. “Lillin addressed an issue that’s important to her – art education - for

Lillin Malinowski

Malinowski is the daughter of Jim and Beth Malinowski and she is a senior at Topsail High School. She has been in Girl Scouts since 2008 and is in Girl Scout Troop #923 led by Adonna Pipkin. In addition to Girl Scouting, Malinowski plays volleyball for both her high school and a club team and she is an active member of the FHUMC youth group. By ear ning the Girl Scout Gold Award, Malinowski has become a community leader. Her

accomplishments reflect leadership and citizenship skills that set her apart. Ear ning the Girl Scout Gold Award is no easy feat as a girl demonstrates significant leadership, planning, networking and organizational skills as girls spend, on average, one to two years working to complete her project. Girls must follow the steps of identifying an issue, investigating it thoroughly, getting help and building a team, creating a plan, presenting your plan,

gathering feedback, taking action, and educating and inspiring others. Since the council unification in 2007 through 2018, 698 Girl Scouts have earned their Gold Award as a result of their efforts to transform an idea and vision for change into an actionable plan with measurable, sustainable, and far-reaching impact. Girls and families interested in learning more about the Girl Scout Gold Award can visit www.nccoastalpines. org.

her Gold Award, and we congratulate her on this momentous accomplishment.”

Sea Turtle Hospital News

PACKET PICK-UP Fri., Jan. 31 4 PM – 7 PM ────

FEB 1, 2020 PIRATE PRIDE 5K

By Karen Sota Sea Turtle Hospital Special to the Post & Voice

RACE DAY SCHEDULE Sat., Feb. 1 7 – 7:45 AM

Registration

and 1 MILE FUN RUN

He’s here – our first local cold stun of this season. And as usual it’s a little green who didn’t get the memo that he should have started heading out of Dodge and into warmer waters. Nov. 14 we got a call at our hospital from some very alert folks in Surf City who noticed a little turtle struggling in the canal on 9th Street. We’ve been passing along info in this column on how to handle turtles that look like they might be in trouble so they knew exactly what to do – get him out of the water ASAP! Our staff headed over to pick him up, not knowing what to expect when they got there. Surprisingly this little critter was not in bad shape at all, at least on the outside. He had a barnacle or two and small chip in his carapace but other than that he came in pretty clean, and alert. His admit temp was 68 degrees so he had to spend some time sitting in our “waiting room” in a dry tank while he slowly warmed enough to be put in a tank in Sick Bay where our water temps generally run between 78-80 degrees. Remember that one of our cold stun first responder (that’s you!) rules is to keep the turtle in a cool place until we can get there to pick him up. That’s because a temperature swing of more than four degrees either way can readily send a turtle into shock. So in addition to giving the little guy a good look-see and a soapy bath he needed a name. That job went to our Saturday UNCW interns who submitted three possibilities, and the winner was (drum roll) Green Bean. We don’t know the back story, if there is one, other than he is a green. But it’s kind of fun to say – Green Bean. He’s making what seems to be a swift recovery from what could have been a tragic

8 AM 1 Mile Fun Run

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end for such a little turtle if those folks hadn’t seen him and quickly recognized that he needed help. He’s eating well, almost seven ounces a day, and that’s one of the keys to getting better. We’re hoping that he doesn’t develop any of the other problems that can show up months later, but right now the future looks rosy for little Green Bean. Now that we know that the cold weather and cold stuns are both around we’ll keep repeating this quick review of how to handle a turtle that is not moving or appears to be dead – it might just be cold stunned. If it’s a little guy gently pick it up and relocate it to a car, garage or other unheated area of your home. Do not try to warm it up – the shock of a quick temperature change could send it into shock. We’ll send our staff out to rescue any and all turtles, big and small when you give us the word. Call one of the following numbers if you suspect you’ve come across a local cold-stunned turtle. Hospital contacts are Terry Meyer @ 910470-2880 and Jean Beasley @ 910-470-2800. We will also pick up on the hospital line (910-329-0222) if the call comes into us early in the day. The state has a stranding hotline that picks up 24/7: 252-241-7367

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Finding the will of God By Dr. Ray W. Mendenhall Contributing Writer Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers; but their delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His law they meditate day and night‌.the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish. Psalm 1: 1-2, 6 Jesus had a close relationship with God. He lived, you might say, at the very heart of God. He said things like, I and the Father are one.â€? Or “ “if you follow me, you follow the one who sent me.â€? Like

the person in our psalm this morning, Jesus was constantly seeking God’s will for his life and for the life of the world. At every juncture of His life, Jesus always did the will of the Father and taught us to do the same. But we aren’t Jesus. We don’t have the same relationship with God that he had. How can we know the will of God? How can we find it? First, we can seek and find the will of God through Jesus. He is our example and guide. He is the one who followed God’s will completely so to know Jesus and to follow Jesus is to know the Father and his will for us. Imitate Jesus‌. Emu-

late Jesus‌ One must embody Jesus, that is, enter into his way, his life and to make it our own. Jesus is the human face of God. If you want to know what God is like look at Jesus. If you want to know the will of God watch Jesus because he dedicated his life to the will of God. Another way to enter the will of God is to recognize the urgency of God’s Kingdom. It was Jesus who took up preaching by telling us that the kingdom of God is at hand. It is immediate. It is eminent. It is persistent in its coming. The Kingdom of God is always at hand so we are always at work in the kingdom. We are diligent. We are deliberate. We are

always seeking and doing God’s will. We are constantly engaged in the work of God’s kingdom coming into the world. God is working His purpose out and calls us to be part of it. Finally as we engage in God’s will we should pursue it with love. We should do everything in the shadow of God’s love, manifesting God’s love, working in God’s purpose with love in our hearts. The Christians of the Celtic tradition which thrived in Ireland, Scot-

land and Wales for centuries had an interesting approach to the pagan culture and practices around them. They didn’t try to stamp everything pagan out but rather embrace them, transformed them, and claimed then for God’s kingdom. They drew things in‌ people, events, activities, places into the love and purpose of God. They encompassed all for God with love. So we work for God’s purpose in his love, by his love and through his love. God is

not a God of destruction but a God of creation so we do everything in and through the creative love of God. God’s Will can be elusive. It can easily slip from our grasp and our focus‌ but if we seek God in Jesus Christ, if we understand and live in the urgency of God’s kingdom and we work for His purpose with love and grace. We can begin, little by little, to draw the whole world into God’s Will and Purpose, his plan for all the earth

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Obituaries

Jesse John Cartwright WATHA -- Jesse John Cartwright, 79, of Watha passed from his earthly life Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 at his home surrounded with love by his family. He was bor n May 14, 1940 and was a native of the Weeksville Community in Pasquotank County. Jesse was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Maude Bateman Cartwright; grandparents, Jesse and Fannie Cartwright and John and Lottie Bateman; brothers and their spouses, Roy T. and Carol Cartwright, and CD and Maxine Cartwright; stepson, Lin Hewett; great grandson, Brent Ritterbusch; nephews, Talmadge and Dean Cartwright; daughter Crystal’s fiancé, Mike Murphy. Lovingly remembered aunts, Hazel, Virginia, Sallie, and Gracie; and dear friends, Ernest Cartwright and Bobby Bell.

Jesse is survived by his wife of 43 years, Jo Ann Car twright (December 13, would have been their anniversary); daughters, Darlene Bennett (Todd) of Elgin, SC, Crystal Cartwright of Allen, TX, and Gena Hewett Wells (Mike) of Willard; grandchildren, Zachary Lilly (BJ) of Talbott, TN, Courtney Lilly (Jake) and her daughter, Adelynne of Princeton, TX; Jessica Wells Ritterbusch and her children, Trey, Christian and Lauren, Samantha Wells Pierce (Earl) and their daughter, Elena; and several nieces, nephews and extended family all who loved Jesse. He was a long time faithful member of Forest Hills Baptist Church. Jesse John was a honest hardworking good man who was loved and respected by so many. He not only taught us how to live but set excellent examples by the Christian life that he lived daily. The family received friends 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 2019 at Forest Hills Baptist Church Fellowship Hall with funeral service at noon in the church sanctuary. Pastor Timothy Cook conducted the service. Burial followed in Riverview Memorial Park. Flowers are welcome or

you may consider a memorial contribution to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401. Shared memories and condolences may be sent to the family at www.quinnmcgowen.com The family was served by Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw Chapel.

Shirley Rogers Dancy ROCKY POINT -- Shirley Rogers Dancy, age 66 of Rocky Point, passed peacefully Wednesday Nov. 27, 2019 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Jan. 8, 1953 in Pender County, daughter of the late Ellery Logan and Alice Carpenter Rogers Jr. S h e i s s u r v ive d by daughter, Mika Walker of Rocky Point; son Richard Christian Jr. and wife Crystal of West Jefferson; five grandchildren; William Logins, Tracy Lee, Nikki Lee, Tommy Christian, and Darius Dancy; seven grandchildren, a brother, Ted Rogers and wife Sylvia; two sister in laws, Joyce Rogers

and Faye Rogers; brother in law, Wayne Smithey; special friend Danny Ray Blizzard; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Logan Rogers and Jimmy Rogers, and sister Rowena Rogers Smithey. Shirley was a caring and loving mother and grandmother. She will be dearly missed by her children, family and friends. Graveside funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday Nov. 30, 2019 at Seagate Cemetery in Wilmington. Reverend Ted Mercer will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts can be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice 1414 Physicians Dr. Wilmington, NC 48401 Shared memories and condolences can be sent to the family at www.harrellsfh.com. The family was served by Harrell’s Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Patricia Quirk Lembo HAMPSTEAD -- Patricia Quirk Lembo age 60 of

Hampstead, passed peacefully Thursday Nov. 28, 2019 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice surrounded by her loving family. She was born Feb. 25, 1959 in North Adams MA, daughter of the late John F. Quirk and Roberta Mezzanotte Quirk. S h e i s s u r v ive d by three sons, David Girard of North Adams MA, Josh Dolle of Hampstead and Justin Dolle of Hampstead; daughter, Lynne Girard of North Adams MA; and five grandchildren, David Girard, Corey Girard, Alex Girard, Brittany Girard and Kassidy Dolle. No services are planned at this time. Shared memories and condolences can be sent to the family at www.harrellsfh.com. The family was served by Harrell’s Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Lorraine Engle BURGAW -- Lorraine E n g l e, 7 8 , o f B u r g aw passed gently from her earthly life Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019 at her home. She was born Nov. 13,

Moores Creek Battlefield Christmas in the Colonies Dec. 7 Moores Creek National Battlefield will hold Christmas in the Colonies Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Park staff, volunteers, and other living historians will

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the doctors assure me that will change. Each dawn, though, I have to stop and talk to God for a moment; whether I’m shivering in a blanket-like bathrobe, or swatting mosquitoes, every dawn has a memory or five of dawns past, painted across the sky like pink, orange, yellow and purple graffiti. There were the hungry dawns when tugboats woke me up in a bad part of downtown Wilmington, and if I had coffee, it was made on a grill or purchased with change swept from a parking lot. There was the gray dawn when we saw a humpback whale feasting on a shoal of spots and Spanish mackerel, in a boat that looked awfully big until the waves crashed over the tuna tower. There were black, gray roaring dawns as hurricanes roared and water rose. There was a strange dawn in Charleston with a good buddy when we watched our plans go awry; the sky was lemon yellow and clear that morning. There were red and orange and blue dawns when I watched the sun rise through windows of one newspaper or another, having worked all night, sometimes without realizing it, finishing a project or covering a forest fire. There was a beautiful dawn when everything was indigo and green and black, as I slept on a picnic

table in a rest area in the mountains. There were bright or dreary or cold or steamy dawns when my father and I planned the day, or broke down the events of the night, coffee offering scant reassurance and strength for another day’s labors. Among my most favorite dawns are the ones spent shivering in a deer stand or using a dime and a quarter to romance (or challenge) a squirrel into range, or turning off the paved road onto a rutted farm lane on the way to find a coyote or bobcat or fox dancing a waltz of regret at having been outthought by a human. Then there are the ones where Miss Rhonda and start the day early together, for good reasons or bad, sharing our morning prayers and the plans for the day yet unborn. Every dawn has some of those other dawns stitched into the fabric of its multicolored quilt. Every dawn starts with the reminder that on another dawn, those who loved the Lord found his tomb empty and his body gone. Every dawn is another chance to live, laugh, learn and love as God paints another canvas with colors that will never be replicated, yet always offer solace from the night, and a promise that is never broken.

Continued from page 3A The only exception to the rudeness is old DuckDuck; at 14, he has all the graciousness of a Southern colonel or a Spanish patron, tempered with the philosophy and wisdom of old age. He makes his manners, I make mine, and he walks with me for a few feet, telling m things I cannot understand, due to my lack of fluency in Goose. After a while, he wanders on about his business, complaining about the younger generation of geese and how easy they have things, unlike when he was their age. With the Cobrachickens safely on their way to file a complaint, Toni will eventually catch up. Her hound heritage is only three-quarters that of William’s, so her concern in the dawn is more to keep an eye on me than to discover what amazing new smells have arisen with the new day. My mor ning walks aren’t as extensive as I like, due to my reluctance to stray too far from the coffeepot, as well as the ongoing limp and the need to start the day’s work. Some days, I wander out the drive and halfway down the lane, seeking a deer track, the smell of a bear, or signs of a wayward coyote. Some days it’s a struggle to get past the porch, although

candle making, musket demonstrations, living historians from Tryon Palace and the Burgwin-Wright House, and so much more! Additionally, the demonstration area will be decorated for Christmas, so make sure to come and see all of the beautiful greenery.

1941 in Rock, West Virginia and was the daughter of Cline Emory and Ruby Parker Agee. In addition to her parents Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Engle; and brothers, Reginald Agee and Johnny Agee. Lorraine is survived by her daughters, Joyce Engle (Richard Butler) and Sandy Brown; granddaughter, Brianne Brown; sister, Judy Siko (Arnold); brother, Dareel Agee (Rita); many nieces, nephews and extended family. She was a faithful member of Mission Baptist Church. Funeral service was 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home in Burgaw with Pastor Nick Smith conducting the service. The family received friends following the service. Shared memories and condolences may be sent to the family at www.quinnmcgowen.com. The family was served by QuinnMcGowen Funeral Home of Burgaw.

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Bill Howard Outdoors

By Bill Howard Post & Voice Columnist

Thanksgiving. The name speaks for itself. The official holiday to give thanks. We get caught up in our family gatherings, bountiful feasts of homemade food, football games, and afternoon naps from all the tryptophan from the much too big turkey meals. The first Thanksgiving was much different. In fact, the first Thanksgiving wasn’t even considered Thanksgiving. It was a day of thanks though. The Pilgrims were accustomed from their culture to celebrate numerous times each year, one of

which was following a successful harvest. The Pilgrims settled in a land that was mostly abandoned after the plague had struck the inhabitant Patuxet tribe, leaving but one survivor. The first winter was harsh, and of the 100 settlers that arrived in the Mayflower, exactly 50 lived through the first year. Seemingly, it was not a very hospitable area of the country to survive. But the remaining 50 Pilgrims had a successful harvest providing enough to last through the coming winter. And, as was custom in England, they decided to partake in a celebration. Squanto, the last remaining Patuxet, as well as the Wampanoag tribe helped the Pilgrims through that first winter with rations and teaching them how to catch eel. In return, after the harvest, the Pilgrims invited 90 Native Americans to their feast. It is a best guess the first Thanksgiving occurred sometime around the end of September or first of October, although there was

no date recorded. There are two accounts of the celebration speaking of the bounty that made the celebration such a success. It was said that four of the Pilgrims went on a oneday hunt as waterfowl began to migrate to the area. In that one day, those four took enough birds to feed the entire community for over a week. Along with the fowl, the Wampanoag also hunted with the Pilgrims in taking five deer, and a number of wild turkey. There was food for everyone and food to store through harsher times as well. So much so, that it was written that it was a land of plenty. This was in harsh contrast to the first winter in which the Pilgrims did not have enough to survive on their own. Two years later, Thanksgiving became much more of a civil holiday, as the celebration was proclaimed by the government rather than the church. The celebration lasted three days after 14 days of rain and their largest harvest since coming to the New World.

The celebration was held at the end of July, one day before more colonists arrived from England on a supply ship. Out of all of this, there should be just as much thanks given to those that helped each other survive that first winter. Different peoples working together to help each make it one more day at a time. No harsh invasions, taking of resources against another’s will, or push of influence, but instead humans helping humans because it was right and just and natural. We could learn a lot from studying this time again. –Bill Howard is a lifelong North Carolina resident and hunter. He is a lifetime member of the North Carolina Bowhunters Association, an associate member of Pope and Young, and an official measurer of both. He is a certified hunter education (IHEA) instructor and bowhunter education (IBEP) instructor. Please share your stories with Bill at BillHowardOutdoors@ gmail.com.

Local advocates honored by AARP for community service Several advocates for aging and public safety from Pender County were honored by AARP in Coastal Carolina this month for their outstanding public service in 2019. At the AARP “Evening

of Inspiration,” Nov. 15, the 1.1 million member AARP North Carolina both outstanding organizations and goodwill acts of kindness that are improving lives in the coastal region. AARP North Carolina

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nally approved. “Areas in the remaining parts of the building that were not part of the eastern wall damage, the insurance company has accepted those damages.,” Vann said. “Originally the wood floor in the courtroom had only about 200 square feed noted as damaged. After a lot of discussion, they will reimburse us for the entire courtroom floor.” Some quality control issues were reported with the repointing work on the exterior of the Courthouse, which involves removal and replacing of brick mortar to seal the exterior from water intrusion. It was a “messy job” and the contractor plans to bring in their best crew on Dec. 16. Commissioner Jackie Newton asked Vann for a running total on which parts of the project are expected to be paid for by FEMA and insurance, and what the county can expect to pay. “We cannot bankroll this project. I’m not feeling the same level of confidence you have,” Newton said. County Manager Chad

Continued from page 1A inspection will make extra certain we have a full scope of the damages to the Courthouse from Hurricane Florence. FEMA admitted to us that they felt the initial process should have been documented differently and that would have helped a lot in this initial process.” Vann said this week’s meeting with FEMA will also seek to have a clear understand of what Courthouse repairs the county will seek FEMA reimbursement. “We want them to understand what the areas of concern are and how they can help walk us through that,” said Vann. “It’s also very likely we can receive FEMA assistance for the repointing of the brick and MORTARnTHEEXTERIORWORK since that is helping to mitigate the main damages that were incurred originally.” On the insurance side, Vann reported the insurance company has accepted more damage claims for payment that were not origi-

works to improve the lives of older adults and their families through information, advocacy and programs and services that help people live the lives they want to live as they age. AARP collaborates with people and organizations across the region to improve health, protects the wealth and assets of individuals, and provides

opportunities for people to engage with others and give back to their communities. The 2019 AARP “Evening of Inspiration” Award Pender County recipients are: s2OOTS OF 2ECOVERY n Catherine McDowell accepted on behalf of the program that offers peer-topeer support to help women walk the path to recovery

McEwen said “we have been trying to nail down FEMA and the insurance company so we don’t come in here with a budget with a huge disparity in what

others are going to cover and what the county is going to have to cover. As we have these meetings, we are getting closer to knowing that.”

Town of Burgaw Government News December 5, 2019 PUBLIC HEARING DECEMBER 10, 2019 Consideration of text change amendments to the Burgaw Unified Development Ordinance to Article 6 – Definitions for subdivision and minor subdivision, Section 3-14 – Applicability of subdivision Regulations, Section 3-15 – Minor Subdivision, Chapter VII – Vested Rights, and Section 8-1(6)(A) – Fences. The Public Hearing will be held in the in Town of Burgaw Board of Commissioners Meeting Room at 109 N Walker St at or thereafter 5:30PM. EMPLOYMENT p OPPORTUNITY Patrol Officer – The Burgaw Police Department is currently seeking applicants for the position of Patrol Officer. All applicants must be BLET certified and possess good public relation skills. The starting salary is $37,454. The Town provides an excellent benefit package. A current notarized F-3 from the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standard Division should also be completed. Qualified applicants may pick up a job description and an employment application at the Town of Burgaw Municipal Building located at 109 N. Walker St, Burgaw NC or download from our website. Please return completed applications and other paperwork to Kimberly Rivenbark at 109 N. Walker Street, Burgaw, NC 28425 or krivenbark@burgawnc.gov. The Patrol Officer position will remain open until filled. Posted June 19, 2019. EOE

TOWN CALENDAR Christmas Movie at the Depot Board of Commissioners Meeting Santa’s Workshop Burgaw Christmas Parade New Year’s Eve Blueberry Drop

from alcohol or drug addiction. s3HARETHE4ABLEn$AWN Ellis and Georgette Keith accepted the award on behalf of the organization’s work to provide food, shelter and support to Pender County

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WANTED! A FEW GOOD MEN & WOMEN! VOLUNTEER! The Pender County Board of Commissioners will consider appointments to the following Boards/Commissions/Committees: # of Name of Board Vacancies Positions/Categories Advisory Board of Health 3 Dentist***, Engineer***, Optometrist***, Board of Adjustment 3 District 1, District 2, District 4 Industrial Facilities & Pollution Control Financing Auth. 7 Business/Insurance/Attorney/Banking Parks and Recreation Board 1 At-Large Southeastern Economic Development Commission 1 Citizen Representative District 4 = Union; Penderlea; Grady; Columbia; Caswell; Canetuck District 5 = Burgaw; Holly

*** These positions can be temporarily filled by someone associated with this field who may not be currently licensed. Applications can be completed on-line at www.pendercountync.gov or write or call Melissa Long, Clerk to the Board, PO Box 5, Burgaw, NC 28425 (910) 259-1200, and complete an application.

Pender County Seeking Input on Local Transportation Prioritization Pender County will be holding open houses to solicit input for the Local Transportation Prioritization program on Tuesday December 10, 2019 from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM in the Public Meeting Room located at 805 South Walker Street, Burgaw, NC 28425 and on Thursday December 12, 2019 from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM at the Hampstead Annex located at 15060 US HWY 17, Hampstead, NC 28443. Staff will give a brief presentation on the transportation planning process and accept submissions for potential transportation improvement projects, which will be forwarded to the Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization or Cape Fear Rural Planning Organization to be included in the NC Department of Transportation’s bi-annual prioritization process. If you wish to submit a potential project but are unable to attend the open house please submit the project input form, available at http://www.pendercountync.gov/pcd/ and return this to Pender County Planning and Community Development by mail, in person at 805 South Walker Street, Burgaw, NC 28425, or to sshore@pendercountync.gov. For questions please contact Sam Shore at 910-259-1274.

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Legal Notices Legal Notices 19 SP 121 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 Orlando Guy Gruber and Patricia Elizabeth Gruber, dated April 26, 2017, recorded on May 1, 2017 in Book 4642, Page 1102 of the Pender County Public Registry conveying certain real property in Pender County to Harold L. Pollock, Trustee, for the benefit of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., as nominee for Alpha Mortgage Corporation. Default having been made of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, 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 December 10, 2019 at 1:30 PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Pender County, North Carolina, to wit: BEING all of Lot 1 in GREEN OAK LANDING SUBDIVISION as the same is shown on a map recorded in Map Book 35 at Page 133 prepared by Stuart H. Jones, Surveyor, and duly recorded in the Office of the Registry of Deeds for Pender County, North Carolina, reference of which is hereby made for a more particular description. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 30 Daniel Road, Rocky Point, NC 28457; Parcel ID: 325730-5154-0000 A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, payable to Bell Carrington Price & Gregg, PLLC, 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. THIRD PARTY PURCHASERS MUST PAY THE EXCISE TAX AND THE RECORDING COSTS FOR THEIR DEED. 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 any and all superior liens, including taxes and special assessments. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Orlando Guy Gruber and Patricia Elizabeth Gruber. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. § 45-21.29, in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties 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 by providing written notice of termination to the landlord, to be effective on a date stated in the notice that is at least 10 days, but no more than 90 days, after the sale date contained in the notice of sale, provided that the mortgagor has not cured the default at the time the tenant provides the notice of termination. 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 [N.C. Gen. Stat. § 45-21.16(b)(2)]. 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. Cape Fear Trustee Services, LLC, Substitute Trustee __________________________________ Attorney Aaron Seagroves, NCSB No. 50979 W. Harris, NCSB No. 48633 5550 77 Center Drive, Suite 100 Charlotte, NC 28217 PHONE: 980-201-3840 #8882 11/28, 12/5/19

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF PENDER IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION COURT FILE #: 19-CVS-376 PENDER COUNTY Plaintiff(s), v. ROGER E. HARE, JR., owner et. al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION TO: LORETTA L. HARE Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-titled action. The nature of the relief sought is as follows: foreclosure sale to satisfy unpaid property taxes on your interest in the property sometimes briefly described as Lot 27, Section 3, Deer Ridge, Parcel ID Number 4215-27-8647-0000 more fully described in the complaint. Plaintiff seeks to extinguish any and all claim or interest that you may have in the property. You are required to make defense to such pleading no later than January 6, 2020. This day, November 12, 2019. Scott G. Sherman, State Bar # 17596 Richard T. Rodgers, Jr., State Bar # 28777 ProTax, A Division of Sherman & Rodgers, PLLC PO Box 250; Burgaw, NC 28425 910-259-2615 (tel/fax); tammy@shermanandrodgers.com #8901 11/21, 11/28, 12/5/19

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF PENDER IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION COURT FILE #: 18-CVS-1147 PENDER COUNTY Plaintiff(s), v. JOSEPH WILLIAMS, owner et. al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION TO: EVELYN WILLIAMS Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-titled action. The nature of the relief sought is as follows: foreclosure sale to satisfy unpaid property taxes on your interest in the property sometimes briefly described as 0.52 acres, Parcel ID Number 2350-15-6173-0000 more fully described in the complaint. Plaintiff seeks to extinguish any and all claim or interest that you may have in the property. You are required to make defense to such pleading no later than January 6, 2020. This day, November 12, 2019. Scott G. Sherman, State Bar # 17596 Richard T. Rodgers, Jr., State Bar # 28777 ProTax, A Division of Sherman & Rodgers, PLLC PO Box 250; Burgaw, NC 28425 910-259-2615 (tel/fax); tammy@shermanandrodgers.com #8903 11/21, 11/28, 12/5/19

NORTH CAROLINA PENDER COUNTY NOTICE TO CREDITORS All persons, firms and corporations having claims against the estate of Willie Mattox Cavenaugh, File No.: 19-E-468, deceased, of Pender County, NC, are notified to present the same to the personal representatives listed below on or before February 20, 2020, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of recovery. All debtors of the said estate are asked to make immediate payment. This the 21st day of November, 2019. Warren Dale Cavenaugh, Executor c/o Tisdale, McConnell & Bardill, LLP 400 New Bridge Street Jacksonville, NC 28540 #8904 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12/19

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA PENDER COUNTY NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS OF THERMON EAKINS 19 E 276 All persons, firms and corporations having claims against Thermon Eakins, deceased, are notified to exhibit them to Kathleen Eakins, Administratrix of the decedent’s estate, on or before February 15, 2020 at 18600 US Hwy 421, Willard, NC 28478, or be barred from their recovery. Debtors of the decedent are asked to make immediate payment to the above named Administratrix. Kathleen Eakins, Administratrix Estate of Thermon Eakins c/o Mark I. Nunalee MARK I. NUNALEE PC Attorney at Law P.O. Box 598 Hampstead NC 28443 910-270-4347 #8889 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5/19 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF PENDER IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION COURT FILE #: 18-CVS-1147 PENDER COUNTY Plaintiff(s), v. JOSEPH WILLIAMS, owner et. al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION TO: JOSEPH WILLIAMS Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-titled action. The nature of the relief sought is as follows: foreclosure sale to satisfy unpaid property taxes on your interest in the property sometimes briefly described as 0.52 acres, Parcel ID Number 2350-15-6173-0000 more fully described in the complaint. Plaintiff seeks to extinguish any and all claim or interest that you may have in the property. You are required to make defense to such pleading no later than January 6, 2020. This day, November 12, 2019. Scott G. Sherman, State Bar # 17596 Richard T. Rodgers, Jr., State Bar # 28777 ProTax, A Division of Sherman & Rodgers, PLLC PO Box 250; Burgaw, NC 28425 910-259-2615 (tel/fax); tammy@shermanandrodgers.com #8902 11/21, 11/28, 12/5/19 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF PENDER IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION COURT FILE #: 19-CVS-1042 PENDER COUNTY Plaintiff(s), v. CHARLTON D. MCCANTS, owner et. al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHARLTON D. MCCANTS Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-titled action. The nature of the relief sought is as follows: foreclosure sale to satisfy unpaid property taxes on your interest in the property sometimes briefly described as 0.665 acres more or less, Parcel ID Number 4302-456585-0000 more fully described in the complaint. Plaintiff seeks to extinguish any and all claim or interest that you may have in the property. You are required to make defense to such pleading no later than January 6, 2020. This day, November 12, 2019. Scott G. Sherman, State Bar # 17596 Richard T. Rodgers, Jr., State Bar # 28777 ProTax, A Division of Sherman & Rodgers, PLLC PO Box 250; Burgaw, NC 28425 910-259-2615 (tel/fax); tammy@shermanandrodgers.com #8899 11/21, 11/28, 12/5/19

Legal Notices Legal Notices STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF PENDER IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION COURT FILE #: 19-CVS-1042 PENDER COUNTY Plaintiff(s), v. CHARLTON D. MCCANTS, owner et. al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION TO: CHARLTON D. MCCANTS Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-titled action. The nature of the relief sought is as follows: foreclosure sale to satisfy unpaid property taxes on your interest in the property sometimes briefly described as 0.665 acres more or less, Parcel ID Number 4302-456585-0000 more fully described in the complaint. Plaintiff seeks to extinguish any and all claim or interest that you may have in the property. You are required to make defense to such pleading no later than January 6, 2020. This day, November 12, 2019. Scott G. Sherman, State Bar # 17596 Richard T. Rodgers, Jr., State Bar # 28777 ProTax, A Division of Sherman & Rodgers, PLLC PO Box 250; Burgaw, NC 28425 910-259-2615 (tel/fax); tammy@shermanandrodgers.com #8900 11/21, 11/28, 12/5/19 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Mini Storage on the Green at Cedar on the Green Shopping Center 17061 Hwy. 17-North Hampstead, NC 28443 910-270-3455 On Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Mini Storage on the Green will sell various items of personal and business property, pursuant to the assertion of a lien for back rent at the self-service storage facility. PROPERTY BEING SOLD Contents of: Christopher Baker 504 Odin Beveridge 615 Michael Briney 402 Adam Breland 801 Claire Choate 102 Evangeline Clewis 610 Dick Donovan 730 Lorie Filuta 309 Karen Hart 714 John Jordan 432 Alisyn Karwoski 838 Richard Krivonak 211 Tiffany Miller 539 Amanda Poindexter 115 Schoenleber 722 Reis Smith 723 #8890 11/28, 12/5/19 NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS OF DOROTHY BROTHERS 19 E 387 Having qualified as the Limited Personal Repreesentative of the Estate of Dorothy Brothers deceased of City of Chesapeake, State of Virginia, 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 26th day of February, 2020, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of recovery. All persons, firms and corporation indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 28th day of November, 2019. Diane L. Toothman Limited Personal Representative of the Estate of Dorothy Brothers c/o Lawrence S. Boehling Attorney at Law P.O. Box 1416 Burgaw, NC 28425 910-259-3334 #8912 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19/19 PUBLIC NOTICE The Pender Soil and Water Conservation District will be accepting stream debris removal bids for sections of Long, Stoneybrook, Colvin, and Buckle Creek. These bid packages are available at the Pender Soil and Water office located at 801 South Walker Street Burgaw, NC 28425 or call 910-259-9123 x3. Bids are due no later than January 15, 2020. #8907 11/28, 12/5/19 NORTH CAROLINA PENDER COUNTY NOTICE TO CREDITORS: All persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the Estate of Janelle Walker, deceased, of Pender County, N.C., are notified to present the same to the personal representative listed below on or before March 2, 2020, or this notice will be pleased in bar of recovery. All debtors of the said estate are asked to make immediate payment. This 28th day of November, 2019. April Lynn Eubanks, Executor of the Estate of Janelle Walker, Deceased, c/o David B. Baxter, Jr. P.O. Drawer 889 New Bern, North Carolina 28563 #8908 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19/2019 19 SP 83 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 Augustine W. Funigiello, dated October 18, 2005, recorded on October 19, 2005 in Book 2801, Page 001 of the Pender County Public Registry conveying certain real property in Pender County to MTNBK, LTD, Trustee, for the benefit of Carolina First Bank. Default having been made of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, 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 December 10, 2019 at 1:30 PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Pender County, North Carolina, to wit: Being all of Unit 416 of Olde Point Villas II, Section 2B as the same is shown on a map thereof recorded in Map Book 22 at Page 133 of the Pender County Registry, reference to which is hereby made for a more particular description. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 416 Widgeon Drive, Hampstead, NC 28443; Parcel ID: 3293-950139-4160 A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, payable to Bell Carrington Price & Gregg, PLLC, 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. THIRD PARTY PURCHASERS MUST PAY THE EXCISE TAX AND THE RECORDING COSTS FOR THEIR DEED. 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 any and all superior liens, including taxes and special assessments. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Patrick P. Funigiello, Successor Trustee of the Augustine W. Funigiello Trust. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. § 45-21.29, in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties 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 by providing written notice of termination to the landlord, to be effective on a date stated in the notice that is at least 10 days, but no more than 90 days, after the sale date contained in the notice of sale, provided that the mortgagor has not cured the default at the time the tenant provides the notice of termination. 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 [N.C. Gen. Stat. § 45-21.16(b)(2)]. 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. Cape Fear Trustee Services, LLC, Substitute Trustee _____________________________ _____, Attorney Aaron Seagroves, NCSB No. 50979 W. Harris, NCSB No. 48633 5550 77 Center Drive, Suite 100 Charlotte, NC 28217 PHONE: 980-201-3840 #8883 11/28, 12/5/19

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS OF HOWARD WRIGHT CROMARTIE 19 E 434 Having qualified as the Executor of the Estate of Howard Wright Cromartie deceased of Pender County, State of 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 on or before the 26th day of February, 2020, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of recovery. All persons, firms and corporation indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 28th day of November, 2019. Fred E. Cromartie Executor of the Estate of Howard Wright Cromartie c/o Lawrence S. Boehling Attorney at Law P.O. Box 1416 Burgaw, NC 28425 910-259-3334 #8913 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19/19

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS OF DONNA BLANFORD 19 E 427 Having qualified as the Executrix of the Estate of Donna Blanford deceased of 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 on or before the 26th day of February, 2020, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of recovery. All persons, firms and corporation indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 28th day of November, 2019. Linda Jones Executrix of the Estate of Donna Blanford c/o Lawrence S. Boehling Attorney at Law P.O. Box 1416 Burgaw, NC 28425 910-259-3334 #8911 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19/19

Legal Notices Legal Notices NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of William Horace Baker, Jr., deceased, late of Pender County, North Carolina, the undersigned Executor does hereby notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the Estate of said decedent to present such claims to Samantha Jo Womack at 7648 Winners Edge Street, Raleigh, NC 27617 on or before the 2nd day of March, 2020, 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 Estate. This, the 28th day of November, 2019. Samantha Womack 7648 Winners Edge Street Raleigh, NC 27617 C. Terrell Thomas, Jr. Kirk, Kirk, Howell, Cutler & Thomas Post Office Box 729 Wendell, NC 27591 Attorney for the Estate (919) 365-6000 #8909 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19/2019 NOTICE OF INTENT TO LEASE SHELLFISH BOTTOM and WATER COLUMN AMENDMENT, COASTAL ROOTS OYSTER COMPANY, DAVID ROUGHTON (AGENT) NO. 1974831/1974856, SHELLFISH WATER COLUMN EXTENSION, MICHAEL CONOR MACNAIR NO. 1923788, SHELLFISH WATER COLUMN AMENDMENT, MICHAEL CONOR MACNAIR, NO. 1979970, SHELLFISH WATER COLUMN AMENDMENT, MICHAEL CONOR MACNAIR, NO. 1980028 IN PUBLIC WATER OF PENDER COUNTY Notice is hereby given that Coastal Roots Oyster Company, David Roughton (Agent) has filed an application to lease approximately 0.76 acres, located in Green Channel, Richs Inlet, in Pender County. Notice is hereby given that Michael Conor MacNair has filed an application to lease 3.17 acres, located in Seaside Areas, Topsail Sound, in Pender County. Notice is hereby given that Michael Conor MacNair has filed an application to lease 4.88 acres, located in Seaside Areas, Topsail Sound, in Pender County. Notice is hereby given that Michael Conor MacNair has filed an application to lease 3.05 acres, located in Seaside Areas, Topsail Sound, in Pender County. The areas will be marked at each corner as a Proposed Shellfish Bottom Lease and Water Column with the above numbers. The Director of the Division of Marine Fisheries for the State of North Carolina has notified the applicants that he will consider the proposed shellfish bottom/water column leases at a Public Hearing to be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 6:00 PM at the: Town of Topsail Beach, Town Hall, 820 S. Anderson Blvd, Topsail Beach, NC 28445. Notes: 1. Any member of the public will be given an opportunity to comment on the proposed shellfish lease and water column amendment applications. Comments may be made orally at the meeting or sworn written comments may be submitted to the Division of Marine Fisheries, P.O. Box 769, Morehead City, NC 28557 until January 13, 2020 at 5 P.M. 2. The Division of Marine Fisheries has determined that these applications are substantially consistent with the requirements of G.S. 113-202 and applicable Marine Fisheries Rules. The application file and biologist report for these proposed leases are available for inspection at the DMF office in Morehead City. This notice is pursuant to G.S. 113-202(f) this the 18th day of November 2019. By authority of the Secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality. Stephen W. Murphey Director of Marine Fisheries #8910 12/5, 12/12/19 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF PENDER IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION COURT FILE #: 19-CVS-1073 PENDER COUNTY Plaintiff(s), v. UNKNOWN HEIRS AND/OR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST TO COBIA SHEPARD, owner et. al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION TO: SUBEYLA SHEPARD Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-titled action. The nature of the relief sought is as follows: foreclosure sale to satisfy unpaid property taxes on your interest in the property sometimes briefly described as , Parcel ID Number 4302-44-0573-0000 more fully described in the complaint. Plaintiff seeks to extinguish any and all claim or interest that you may have in the property. You are required to make defense to such pleading no later than January 20, 2020. This day, November 25, 2019. Scott G. Sherman, State Bar # 17596 Richard T. Rodgers, Jr., State Bar # 28777 ProTax, A Division of Sherman & Rodgers, PLLC PO Box 250; Burgaw, NC 28425 910-259-2615 (tel/fax); tammy@shermanandrodgers. com #8915 12/5, 12/12, 12/19/19

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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF PENDER IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION COURT FILE #: 19-CVS-1073 PENDER COUNTY Plaintiff(s), v. UNKNOWN HEIRS AND/OR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST TO COBIA SHEPARD, owner et. al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS AND/OR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST TO COBIA SHEPARD Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-titled action. The nature of the relief sought is as follows: foreclosure sale to satisfy unpaid property taxes on your interest in the property sometimes briefly described as , Parcel ID Number 4302-44-0573-0000 more fully described in the complaint. Plaintiff seeks to extinguish any and all claim or interest that you may have in the property. You are required to make defense to such pleading no later than January 20, 2020. This day, November 25, 2019. Scott G. Sherman, State Bar # 17596 Richard T. Rodgers, Jr., State Bar # 28777 ProTax, A Division of Sherman & Rodgers, PLLC PO Box 250; Burgaw, NC 28425 910-259-2615 (tel/fax); tammy@shermanandrodgers. com #8914 12/5, 12/12, 12/19/19 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF PENDER IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION COURT FILE #: 19-CVS-1073 PENDER COUNTY Plaintiff(s), v. UNKNOWN HEIRS AND/OR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST TO COBIA SHEPARD, owner et. al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION TO: BETTY SHEPARD Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-titled action. The nature of the relief sought is as follows: foreclosure sale to satisfy unpaid property taxes on your interest in the property sometimes briefly described as , Parcel ID Number 4302-44-0573-0000 more fully described in the complaint. Plaintiff seeks to extinguish any and all claim or interest that you may have in the property. You are required to make defense to such pleading no later than January 20, 2020. This day, November 25, 2019. Scott G. Sherman, State Bar # 17596 Richard T. Rodgers, Jr., State Bar # 28777 ProTax, A Division of Sherman & Rodgers, PLLC PO Box 250; Burgaw, NC 28425 910-259-2615 (tel/fax); tammy@shermanandrodgers. com #8921 12/5, 12/12, 12/19/19 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF PENDER IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION COURT FILE #: 19-CVS-1073 PENDER COUNTY Plaintiff(s), v. UNKNOWN HEIRS AND/OR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST TO COBIA SHEPARD, owner et. al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF FONTENE SHEPARD Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-titled action. The nature of the relief sought is as follows: foreclosure sale to satisfy unpaid property taxes on your interest in the property sometimes briefly described as , Parcel ID Number 4302-44-0573-0000 more fully described in the complaint. Plaintiff seeks to extinguish any and all claim or interest that you may have in the property. You are required to make defense to such pleading no later than January 20, 2020. This day, November 25, 2019. Scott G. Sherman, State Bar # 17596 Richard T. Rodgers, Jr., State Bar # 28777 ProTax, A Division of Sherman & Rodgers, PLLC PO Box 250; Burgaw, NC 28425 910-259-2615 (tel/fax); tammy@shermanandrodgers. com #8918 12/5, 12/12, 12/19/19

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Legal Notices STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF PENDER IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION COURT FILE #: 19-CVS-1073 PENDER COUNTY Plaintiff(s), v. UNKNOWN HEIRS AND/OR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST TO COBIA SHEPARD, owner et. al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION TO: BETTY SHEPARD Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-titled action. The nature of the relief sought is as follows: foreclosure sale to satisfy unpaid property taxes on your interest in the property sometimes briefly described as , Parcel ID Number 4302-44-0573-0000 more fully described in the complaint. Plaintiff seeks to extinguish any and all claim or interest that you may have in the property. You are required to make defense to such pleading no later than January 20, 2020. This day, November 25, 2019. Scott G. Sherman, State Bar # 17596 Richard T. Rodgers, Jr., State Bar # 28777 ProTax, A Division of Sherman & Rodgers, PLLC PO Box 250; Burgaw, NC 28425 910-259-2615 (tel/fax); tammy@shermanandrodgers. com #8921 12/5, 12/12, 12/19/19 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF PENDER IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION COURT FILE #: 19-CVS-1073 PENDER COUNTY Plaintiff(s), v. UNKNOWN HEIRS AND/OR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST TO COBIA SHEPARD, owner et. al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF FONTENE SHEPARD

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Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-titled action. The nature of the relief sought is as follows: foreclosure sale to satisfy unpaid property taxes on your interest in the property sometimes briefly described as , Parcel ID Number 4302-44-0573-0000 more fully described in the complaint. Plaintiff seeks to extinguish any and all claim or interest that you may have in the property. You are required to make defense to such pleading no later than January 20, 2020. This day, November 25, 2019. Scott G. Sherman, State Bar # 17596 Richard T. Rodgers, Jr., State Bar # 28777 ProTax, A Division of Sherman & Rodgers, PLLC PO Box 250; Burgaw, NC 28425 910-259-2615 (tel/fax); tammy@shermanandrodgers. com #8918 12/5, 12/12, 12/19/19 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF PENDER IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION COURT FILE #: 19-CVS-1073 PENDER COUNTY Plaintiff(s), v. UNKNOWN HEIRS AND/OR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST TO COBIA SHEPARD, owner et. al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION TO: BENJAMIN GARY Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-titled action. The nature of the relief sought is as follows: foreclosure sale to satisfy unpaid property taxes on your interest in the property sometimes briefly described as , Parcel ID Number 4302-44-0573-0000 more fully described in the complaint. Plaintiff seeks to extinguish any and all claim or interest that you may have in the property. You are required to make defense to such pleading no later than January 20, 2020.

This day, November 25, 2019. Scott G. Sherman, State Bar # 17596 Richard T. Rodgers, Jr., State Bar # 28777 ProTax, A Division of Sherman & Rodgers, PLLC PO Box 250; Burgaw, NC 28425 910-259-2615 (tel/fax); tammy@shermanandrodgers. com #8924 12/5, 12/12, 12/19/19 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF PENDER IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION COURT FILE #: 19-CVS-1073 PENDER COUNTY Plaintiff(s), v. UNKNOWN HEIRS AND/OR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST TO COBIA SHEPARD, owner et. al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS AND/OR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST TO CLEMMIE SHEPARD Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-titled action. The nature of the relief sought is as follows: foreclosure sale to satisfy unpaid property taxes on your interest in the property sometimes briefly described as , Parcel ID Number 430244-0573-0000 more fully described in the complaint. Plaintiff seeks to extinguish any and all claim or interest that you may have in the property. You are required to make defense to such pleading no later than January 20, 2020. This day, November 25, 2019. Scott G. Sherman, State Bar # 17596 Richard T. Rodgers, Jr., State Bar # 28777 ProTax, A Division of Sherman & Rodgers, PLLC PO Box 250; Burgaw, NC 28425 910-259-2615 (tel/fax); tammy@shermanandrodgers. com #8925 12/5, 12/12, 12/19/19

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Legal Notices STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF PENDER NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS OF: MONIQUE RIDOUT BAKER Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Monique Ridout Baker, late of 1023 Bally Bunion Ln. 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 6th day of March, 2019 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. Coleman Law, PLLC Nathaniel T. Coleman, Attorney at Law Administrator of the Estate of Monique Ridout Baker PO Box 340 Burgaw, NC 28425 #8928 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 12/26/19 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF PENDER IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION COURT FILE #: 19-CVS-474 PENDER COUNTY Plaintiff(s), v. ROBERT J. HASSLER, owner et. al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS AND/OR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST TO ROBERT DWAYNE HASSLER Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-titled action. The nature of the relief sought is as follows: foreclosure sale to satisfy unpaid property taxes on your interest in the property sometimes briefly described as Lot 11, Section 3 Deer Ridge, Parcel ID Number 4215-277282-0000 more fully described in the complaint. Plaintiff seeks to extinguish any and all claim or interest that you may have in the property. You are required to make defense to such pleading no later than January 20, 2020. This day, November 26, 2019. Scott G. Sherman, State Bar # 17596 Richard T. Rodgers, Jr., State Bar # 28777 ProTax, A Division of Sherman & Rodgers, PLLC PO Box 250; Burgaw, NC 28425 910-259-2615 (tel/fax); tammy@shermanandrodgers.com #8930 12/5, 12/12, 12/19/19

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF PENDER IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION COURT FILE #: 19-CVS-69 PENDER COUNTY Plaintiff(s), v. WILLIAM TIMOTHY CARTER, owner et. al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WILLIAM TIMOTHY CARTER Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-titled action. The nature of the relief sought is as follows: foreclosure sale to satisfy unpaid property taxes on your interest in the property sometimes briefly described as Lot 1, Oak Grove Subdivision, Parcel ID Number 421522-3657-0000 more fully described in the complaint. Plaintiff seeks to extinguish any and all claim or interest that you may have in the property. You are required to make defense to such pleading no later than January 20, 2020. This day, November 26, 2019. Scott G. Sherman, State Bar # 17596 Richard T. Rodgers, Jr., State Bar # 28777 ProTax, A Division of Sherman & Rodgers, PLLC PO Box 250; Burgaw, NC 28425 910-259-2615 (tel/fax); tammy@shermanandrodgers.com #8929 12/5, 12/12, 12/19/19 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Ancillary Executor of the Estate of Mary E. Foarile, late of Hampstead, 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 Blackburn & Ording PLLC, P.O. Box 895, Hampstead, NC 28443, on or before the 25th day of March, 2020, 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 5th day of December 2019 Joseph F. Foarile Ancillary Executor of the Estate of Mary E. Foarile Kenneth Ording Attorney at Law Blackburn & Ording PLLC P.O. Box 895, Hampstead, NC 28443 712 Country Club Drive, Hampstead, NC 28443 Phone: (910) 329-0214 #8932 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 12/26/19

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19-SP-183 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Thorton Brunk and Victoria L. Melton aka Victoria Brunk dated June 16, 2006 and recorded on June 23, 2006, in Book 2986 at Page 264, in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Pender County, North Carolina; and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness secured thereby and, pursuant to demand of the holder of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Goddard & Peterson, PLLC (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, on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 10:30 AM 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 in the above referenced Deed of Trust, together with all improvements located thereon: Address of Property: 105 Shop Branch Lane, Hampstead, NC 28443 Tax Parcel ID: 4214-88-3316-0000 Present Record Owner: Thornton Brunk and Victoria L. Melton a/k/a Victoria Brunk Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in N.C.G.S. §45-21.23. Said property is sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or seven hundred fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that party must pay the excise tax, any Land Transfer Tax, as well as the court costs of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by N.C.G.S. §7A-308(a)(1). The real property described above is being offered for sale ‘‘AS IS, WHERE IS’’ and will be sold subject to all superior liens, unpaid taxes, and special assessments. Neither the Substitute Trustee nor the holder of the Note secured by the Deed of Trust being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representatives of either the Substitute 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. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as required by law. If the Trustee or 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 of such inability to convey title include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the sale and reinstatement of the loan without knowledge of the Substitute Trustee(s). If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the Substitute Trustee(s), in its/their sole discretion, if it/they believe(s) the challenge to have merit, may declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Additional Notice where the Real Property is Residential with less than 15 Rental Units: 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 by providing written notice of termination to the landlord, to be effective on a date stated in the Notice that is at least ten (10) days, but no more than ninety (90) days, after the sale date contained in the Notice of Sale, provided that the mortgagor has not cured the default at the time the tenant provides the Notice of Termination. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of such termination. This is a communication from a debt collector. The purpose of this Communication is to collect a debt and any information obtained will

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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF PENDER IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO: 19 E 190 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MILTON PICKETT, Deceased. NOTICE OF CREDITORS

The undersigned having qualified as the Administrator of the Estate of Albert Henry Norman, deceased, does hereby notify all persons, firms, or corporation having claims against said decedent to exhibit the same to Beverly Pickett, Administrator, at the address set out below, on or before March 12, 2020, or this notice will be pleaded as a bar to recovery. All persons indebted to the decedent will please make payment to the undersigned at either address set out below. The Law Office of Erma L. Johnson,P.C. 2803 Market Street P.O. Box 696 Wilmington, North Carolina 28402

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Legal Notices STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF PENDER IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION COURT FILE #: 19-CVS-1073 PENDER COUNTY Plaintiff(s), v. UNKNOWN HEIRS AND/OR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST TO COBIA SHEPARD, owner et. al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION TO: FONTENE SHEPARD Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-titled action. The nature of the relief sought is as follows: foreclosure sale to satisfy unpaid property taxes on your interest in the property sometimes briefly described as , Parcel ID Number 4302-440573-0000 more fully described in the complaint. Plaintiff seeks to extinguish any and all claim or interest that you may have in the property. You are required to make defense to such pleading no later than January 20, 2020. This day, November 25, 2019. Scott G. Sherman, State Bar # 17596 Richard T. Rodgers, Jr., State Bar # 28777 ProTax, A Division of Sherman & Rodgers, PLLC PO Box 250; Burgaw, NC 28425 910-259-2615 (tel/fax); tammy@shermanandrodgers. com #8917 12/5, 12/12, 12/19/19 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF PENDER IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION COURT FILE #: 19-CVS-1073 PENDER COUNTY Plaintiff(s), v. UNKNOWN HEIRS AND/OR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST TO COBIA SHEPARD, owner et. al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION TO: COBIA GARY Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-titled action. The nature of the relief sought is as follows: foreclosure sale to satisfy unpaid property taxes on your interest in the property sometimes briefly described as , Parcel ID Number 4302-440573-0000 more fully described in the complaint. Plaintiff seeks to extinguish any and all claim or interest that you may have in the property. You are required to make defense to such pleading no later than January 20, 2020. This day, November 25, 2019. Scott G. Sherman, State Bar # 17596 Richard T. Rodgers, Jr., State Bar # 28777 ProTax, A Division of Sherman & Rodgers, PLLC PO Box 250; Burgaw, NC 28425 910-259-2615 (tel/fax); tammy@shermanandrodgers. com #8923 12/5, 12/12, 12/19/19 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF PENDER IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION COURT FILE #: 19-CVS-1073 PENDER COUNTY Plaintiff(s), v. UNKNOWN HEIRS AND/OR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST TO COBIA SHEPARD, owner et. al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BETTY SHEPARD Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-titled action. The nature of the relief sought is as follows: foreclosure sale to satisfy unpaid property taxes on your interest in the property sometimes briefly described as , Parcel ID Number 4302-440573-0000 more fully described in the complaint. Plaintiff seeks to extinguish any and all claim or interest that you may have in the property. You are required to make defense to such pleading no later than January 20, 2020. This day, November 25, 2019. Scott G. Sherman, State Bar # 17596 Richard T. Rodgers, Jr., State Bar # 28777 ProTax, A Division of Sherman & Rodgers, PLLC PO Box 250; Burgaw, NC 28425 910-259-2615 (tel/fax); tammy@shermanandrodgers. com #8922 12/5, 12/12, 12/19/19

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF PENDER IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION COURT FILE #: 19-CVS-1073 PENDER COUNTY Plaintiff(s), v. UNKNOWN HEIRS AND/OR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST TO COBIA SHEPARD, owner et. al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANNIE HAYES Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-titled action. The nature of the relief sought is as follows: foreclosure sale to satisfy unpaid property taxes on your interest in the property sometimes briefly described as , Parcel ID Number 4302-440573-0000 more fully described in the complaint. Plaintiff seeks to extinguish any and all claim or interest that you may have in the property. You are required to make defense

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Lady Titans tame Cougars in season opener By Bobby Norris Post & Voice Sports Writer The Heide Trask Lady Titan varsity basketball team of a year ago had a bad habit of standing around and waiting for the multi-talented Anisa Lewis to do her thing. Very seldom would anybody else step up unless she was not on the floor. That being said, the team posted its first winning record in many years. This year’s version of the Lady Titans has a new coach in veteran boy’s skipper Rodney Orr and a different approach as well. Coach Orr’s ladies ran the floor and were much more intense on the defensive end in their season opener verse the 3A South Brunswick Cougars. Sophomore Madalyn White scored 19 points with Lewis adding 18 as the

Rocky Point Titans earned a season opening 67-60 win. The Cougars boasted a sturdy lineup that included the 6-2 Nija Bryant. That size bothered the Lady Titans in the early going. Bryant scored six points in the first period on inside moves and putbacks. Trask went to Lewis in the early going and she answered with seven points. White added five as the Titans kept pace with South. The teams went into the second period tied at 15 apiece. Trask leaned on Senior Yolando Scarborough to slow Bryant down and she did just that. The big center was held scoreless in the second quarter. However, her teammates picked up the slack, outscoring the Lady Titans 17-13. The home team Titans went into the second half trailing 32-28.

Coach Orr is still trying to get acclimated to the girls game. However, his team seemed to feed off of his every word. The third quarter showed this. Chykira Pickett nailed two treys in the third frame and junior Leanna Pfeiffer scored eight points including two treys as the Titans outscored South 23-13. Madalyn White scored five of her game high 19 points in the fourth quarter and Lewis scored six points as the home team earned the win. Pickett chipped in 11 points as the Titans had three players in double figures. Coach Orr’s charge finished the Cougars off in the final minutes with a 5 for 6 effort at the free throw line. The Lady Titans (1-0) played at Swansboro on Tuesday and will play at South Brunswick on Friday.

Topsail softball sends four to play at the next level By Lee Wagner Post & Voice Sports Writer One way to measure the success of a high-school program is by how many of the athletes go on to play in college, and last Monday (Nov. 26) in the Media Center at Topsail four talented young ladies put their names on the bottom of National Lettersof-Intent to continue their softball careers at the next level. Seniors Darbie Lisk, Lauren Strnad, Addison Howard, and Aneshia (Nee Nee) Jordan all put pen-topaper in taking their vast athletic skills and academic prowess to the college scene. Since joining the Topsail varsity as freshmen, all four girls have started at their respective positions, and the quartet has helped the Lady Pirates go 58-18 overall and 32-8 in the highly-competitive

Mid-Eastern 3A/4A Conference. Topsail won the conference title in 2019, and finished second in 2017 and 2018. They have advanced to the second round in the NCHSAA 3A state playoffs in 2017 and 2019, and made it to the third round in 2018. Topsail third-baseman Darbie Lisk inked her commitment to attend the University of South Carolina-Upstate in Spartansburg (S.C.), choosing the Lady Spartan program over Limestone University and Coker University. In addition to her skills on the field, Lisk is carrying a 4.0 grade-point-average, and scored a 1,200 on her SAT. Darbie is leaning toward a career in Criminal Justice. Darbie had a .476 batting average (30-for-63) last year with 23 runs scored, 25 RBIs, three 2Bs, and a home run. She had a .902 fielding percentage with

just six errors in 61 fielding chances. “I had interest in Limestone and Coker, and generated interest from a couple of other schools, but my main college was Upstate,” Lisk said. “I think a large part of my desire to go there was the coaching staff. I chose them because they play at the level of competitiveness I was looking forward to. They expressed a lot of interest and I checked out their school, and the campus is beautiful. Of course, there was the education factor. It’s where I wanted my home to be for the next four years.” Centerfielder Nee Nee Jordan is taking a major step in the competitive level, signing to attend the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. A fouryear starter, Nee Nee has a 3.8 GPA and is looking at a

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On The Mat By Bobby Norris Post & Voice Sports Writer The area grapplers are getting their feet wet in some early matches. Both Topsail and Trask have been busy while Pender has yet to wrestle. The Topsail wrestling team went to Swansboro last Saturday and dominated in the Dirty Bird Tournament, finishing first out 10 participating teams, outdistancing second-place Southwest Onslow by 55 points. Trask was in the tournament and finished ninth. The Fab Four of Ethan Blevins (106 pounds), Lucas Cotto (113), Ben Baker (120), and Alex Hopper (138) – all of whom won titles the week before at the Beach Blast at West Carteret - once again came away with gold medals, winning nine-of-10 bouts wrestled with falls, and winning the 10th with a 4-0 decision. Blevins pinned Cleveland’s Colin McClure in the semifinals, and decked Trask’s Bernardino Garcia Salazar in the finals. Cotto came off his opening-bout bye to flatten Knightdale’s Jayden Adams, then went the distance in a 4-0 win over Swansboro’s Isaac Gawronski in the

title bout. Baker made it three gold medals in a row with three first-period pins. Baker pinned Northside’s Nakayie Kelly, Jacksonville’s Mallory McDonald and Trask’s Eric Sanchez Aparicio. Hopper also won with three pins, decking Trask’s Louis Velasco, Richland’s Tyler Hollenbeck, and reaching the top step on the podium with a win by pin over Swansboro’s Giovanni Rodriguez. Pirates Damien Contreras (195) and Alex Jones (220) both earned silver medals. Daniel Arrendondo (126), Shawn Longo (145), and Tristian Allison all placed third. Prior to their trip to Swansboro, the Pirate wrestlers played host to a quad meet Tuesday with Trask, West Carteret, and New Bern coming to Hampstead. Topsail’s only win of the evening came at the expense of Trask, as the Pirates rolled a 72-12 win over the Titans. Topsail (1-3) racked up nine wins by fall with Ethan Blevins (106), Jacob Macleer (113), Lucas Cotto (120), Ben Baker (126) running the table in four-straight bouts, and Alexander Hopper (138), Shawn Longo (145), Ethan Parker (152), Tristian Allison (170), and Alex Jones (285) finished things off. Topsail then dropped a tough 37-35 decision to West Carteret that wasn’t decided until Patriot 195-pounder Jake Reynolds erases a 35-33 Pirate lead with a 13-3 win by major decision over Topsail’s Joseph Kimber-

ling. Baker, Hopper, Parker, Jones, and Shawn Longo (145) recorded wins by fall, and Cotto won by technical fall. Perennial power New Bern then laid a 62-12 defeat on the Pirates. Blevins decked Bear Michael Baysden at 106, and Allison pinned New Bern’s at 182 pounds. Topsail will open Mid-Eastern 3A/4A Conference action Wednesday (12/4), and head to New Bern on Saturday (12/7) for the Swiss Bear Invitational. The Trask Titans had a very tough week on the mat. They participated in a quad meet at Topsail that featured three very strong programs in West Carteret, New Bern and Topsail. New Bern slammed the Titans 78-3. The Titans only win came from 132pound standout Rogan Heath. Topsail beat the Titans 72-12 with Heath winning by fall. Brian Domingues-Perez won by fall as well. Trask lost to West Carteret 65-16. Tyler Still won a majority decision to pace the Titans. The Titans participated in The Swansboro Dirty Bird Invitational over the weekend. Eric SanchezAparico (120), Tyler Still (126) and Heath Rogan (132) each lost in the finals The Titans were at Clinton on Tuesday. They will participate in the Caleb Hawkins Tournament at West Brunswick this weekend. Pender is off.

Hartgrove, Kross, Parker lead Lady Pirates past Clinton 54-44 By Lee Wagner Post & Voice Sports Writer Not every early-season win is going to be pretty, but every game can be a teaching experience, and the Topsail girls’ basketball team had one of those last Tuesday after taking the 72.4-mile, one-hour, 16minute ride on an activity bus to face the Lady Dark Horses at Clinton High School. Upon their arrival, the Lady Pirates endured a different experience by sitting through a late (4:30 p.m.) girls’ junior varsity game, and a boys’ (6 p.m.) junior varsity game before finally taking the court, after a long day at school, for a 7:30 p.m. game. This came about because Clinton cancelled

the boys’ game as their football team is still involved – as the No. 1 seed – in the NCHSAA 2A state football playoffs. Had they lost, the Lady Pirates could have used the above as an excuse, although making excuses is generally not their modusoperandi, but they did not lose. Junior Sydney Hartgrove scored a game-andteam high 22 points, pulled down 19 rebounds, dished out four assists, and racked up five steals and Topsail returned home with a 5444 win over Clinton in a non-conference girls’ basketball game. Junior classmates Bella Kross (12 points) and Shelby Parker (10 points) picked up some of the scoring slack, and senior Julia

Sullivan (seven points) backed Hartgrove up on the boards as the Lady Pirates picked up their third win (3-0) – victories coming on the road. The Topsail girls won without their top bench reserve, senior Destiny Idol, and despite committing 18 turnovers and shooting 23for-61 (37.7 percent) – twofor-10 (20 percent) from three-point range – from the field. “I only played six girls, so I think they might have gotten a little tired later in the game,” Topsail Coach Jay Kapiko said. “Not having Destiny (ankle injury) there takes away some of the rotation, so getting her back will give me some relief. I have to figure some things out with our depth, or lack thereof, maybe.

“Also, we didn’t finish very well. We missed a lot of shots inside, and that allowed them to hang around. We had about a 14-point lead in the third quarter and continued to miss some ‘bunnies (easy layups),’ inside on runouts, and they had a good third period and we didn’t, we let them get back in the game. “Sydney played really well, not only scoring-wise but her motor was going the entire game. I think she may have set a school record for rebounds in a single game, I have to look that one up. But it’s a win and that’s what counts. We have three games in a row next week, so we have to get ready for that. White

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Seven Topsail runners finish strong at Nike Cross-Country S.E. Regional By Lee Wagner Post & Voice Sports Writer Seven Topsail High School cross-country runners – four girls and three boys – participated in the Nike Cross-Country Nationals’ Southeast Regional Championships last Saturday at the WakeMed Soccer Complex Cary on a cold and rainy

Anders has handle on new look Titans By Bobby Norris Post & Voice Sports Writer The Heide Trask Titan varsity men’s basketball team bares little resemblance to last years team. With the loss of a couple of dynamic seniors, Coach Rodney Orr found himself having to retool his lineup for the second time in as many years. This year’s team has an abundance of guards on the roster. The best of these guards may be senior standout Ja’Taybien Anders. Mr. Anders is charged with running the offense for Coach Orr. However, his duties include much more. He has to set the pace on both ends of the floor by playing hard on the defensive end and getting his teammates involved on the offensive end. The Titans play a tough schedule Anders will have to step up and lead his teammates each night that they take the floor.

day, and all seven finished their 2019 season with strong efforts. Freshman Kaitlyn Obremski finished 10th in the Girls’ Championship race with a time of 18:00.2 won by Sasha Neglia (17:02.50) of Dobbyns Bennett High School (Kingsport, Tenn.). Kaitlyn was the first female runner from North Carolina to

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cross the finish line. Junior Makayla Obremski finished 66th (19:03.09) in the race that had 239 runners toe the starting line. Lady Pirate senior Bailey Wells was 51st (20:48.5) and Wells’ Topsail junior teammate Skylar Libretto finished 71st (21:18.5) in the Girls’ Invitational Race. There

Long looks to lead the Pirates to conference title By Bobby Norris Post & Voice Sports Writer As a junior on the Topsail Pirate varsity men’s basketball team, Jamison Long was working to get acclimated to the rigors of playing varsity basketball in the very tough MidEastern Conference. He had a good year, averaging 11.5 points a game while snaring 3.6 rebounds a contest. He also averaged just over two assists and steals a game. However, that was just a prelude to things to come. In the early stages of this season he has increased his scoring by two points and his rebounding by one. Jamison plays bigger than his 5-10 size. He works hard in making sure his game is solid on both ends of the floor. Topsail is 2-0 and aiming for the conference title. Jamison Long hopes to lead them to that title and more.

were 164 runners in this race. Topsail Pirate Travis Souza, a senior, was 48th (17:17.3), junior Hayden Rogerson was 155th (18:25.5), and senior Brandon Hayes was 173rd (18:46.2) in the Boys’ Invitational Race II. There were 247 runners in the race.

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In My Opinion So you want to be a high school coach? You say you want the glory and accolades of being a head coach at the high school level? Well, I got news for you my friends, it ain’t what it is made out to be. I saw on the internet last weekend that one of my old friends and former coach at Trask was given the boot at an area high school. This man had a good record, did everything right and was an outstanding teacher as well. However, as the old saying goes, what have you done for me lately. I have been around high schools as a writer for 20 years. I have witnessed some crazy things. I watched as Bill White was fired despite the fact that his teams were winning and he did things the right way. Not only that, in my opinion he is one of the finest men that I have ever met. Another friend of mine was let go from the same school despite winning 20 games – no rhyme, no reason. A high school coach spends way too many hours on the job for the money that is paid. In Pender County, the coaches are grossly underpaid. Ron Watson coached the Trask softball program through the early years and always went in the hole in relation to his pay. He did it because he loved the sport and the kids.

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Oh yeah, he was fired as well. Want to know what I am getting at? It is easy to sit on the bleachers and criticize a coach for what you perceive to be poor judgment. He should have called a timeout. He should have played this kid or that kid. He just didn’t win enough. I have a novel idea. Let’s judge our coaches on what they teach our kids about the game of life. Let’s judge them on doing things the right way. Let’s judge them for getting up in the middle of the night upon hearing that a child has been in an accident or that a parent has died. Let’s judge them for what they do away from the fields and the courts and the gyms. So your kids team lost a game. Big deal. You know what is a big deal? It’s a big deal that your kids coach loves each and every one of his or her players like their own. I know, I am on my soapbox again. Well, Like I say, it’s just my opinion.

Top Performers By Bobby Norris Post & Voice Sports Writer Last week saw the three county high schools playing an abbreviated schedule. The bulk of the action was on the wrestling mat where Topsail hosted a quad meet before traveling to Swansboro to participate in the Dirty Bird Tournament. Ethan Blevins (106 pounds), Lucas Cotto (113), Ben Baker (120), and Alex Hopper (138) each won their respective weight classes at the Dirty Bird Tournament in Swansboro. Although there were no Titan gold medal winners, three grapplers made it to the finals. Eric Sanchez-Aparico (120), Tyler Still (126) and Rogan Heath (132) each lost in the finals. The Trask boy’s basketball team lost a tough one to South Brunswick in their season opener. Watson Orr led the Titans with 13 points. The Trask girls won

Johnson brings hard work to the table at Pender By Bobby Norris Post & Voice Sports Writer When you first et a glimpse of the Pender Patriot men’s basketball team there is no doubt that they look the part. They have the size and athleticism to check off the visual part of being a winning high school basketball team. But this team has much more than the look. They can play. One of the seniors on the team is the very athletic Asad Johnson. Mr. Johnson is a 6-3 guard-forward on a team full of very good players. He uses his athleticism to make plays. But he is not a one trick pony. Asad is a very intelligent player that uses that to make himself and his teammates better. In their first game verse a very good Laney squad, Asad had a solid six points and four rebounds while playing hard on the defensive end. Asad Johnson brings hard work to the table.

their opener behind the solid play of three players. Madalyn White led the Titans with 19 points with Anisa Lewis scoring 18. Chykira Pickett scored 11. The Topsail cross country team participated in the Nike Cross-Country Nationals’ Southeast Regional Championships last week. Freshman Kaitlyn Obremski finished tenth in the Girls’ Championship race with a time of 18:00.2 Kaitlyn was the first female runner from North Carolina to cross the finish line. Junior Makayla Obremski finished 66th in the race that had 239 runners toe the starting line. The Topsail Lady Pirates visited Clinton last week in their only action of the holiday week. Junior Sydney Hartgrove scored a game-and-team high 22 points, pulled down 19 rebounds, dished out four assists, and racked up five steals as Topsail returned

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Cougars maul Titans 56-39 By Bobby Norris Post & Voice Sports Writer When South Brunswick head Coach Scott Wainwright brought his Varsity men’s basketball team to Trask last week, his team passed the eye test. They were bigger than the Titans and seemed to have more confidence during the warm-ups. The Titans were opening their regular season with a revamped lineup for the second year in a row. With only one returning starter in senior Watson Orr on the floor, things were different. The Cougars jumped out to an early lead and coasted to a 56-39 nonconference win. The bigger Cougars controlled the boards in the early going and took an 8-2 lead before Will Berry found a crease in the de-

fense and drove to the basket. South went on a 7-1 run to end the first quarter with a 10 point lead. Trask outscored the Brunswick County crew by a 6-2 margin early in the second period and cut the lead to six at 17-11. However, a 10-0 Cougar run buoyed by offensive rebounding gave the Cougars a 27-11 lead. The Titans limped into the locker room trailing 33-14. If you were to have asked Trask Head Coach Rodney Orr what he expected to open the season he may have told you that the team would struggle on the boards and that they would be better in the latter part of the season. The Titans actually improved in the second half of the first game on the schedule. What ever Coach Orr

said in the locker room helped. The Titan defense was better in the third frame. Rober t Pridgen nailed a three pointer and Ja’Taybien Anders scored three points to keep the Titans within a point in the third quarter scoring. However, the home team Titans went into the fourth period trailing by 20 points. Watson Orr showed his new found aggressiveness on the hardwood in the fourth quarter. He scored eight points in the final period. The Titans outscored South 14-11 but fail by 17 points. Orr led the Titans with 13 points. Will Berry had seven points with Anders chipping in six. The Titans are 0-1 for the year. They were at Swansboro on Tuesday and at South Brunswick on Friday.

schools, but not as much as I was looking at ECU,” Str nad said. “ECU was my dream school, it has the atmosphere I wanted, and it wasn’t too far from home.” Going from Topsail to a program at the level of ECU. Strnad said there are some anxieties. “I think, softball-wise, what I am worried most about is being in the shape I need to be in, so that’s why I am trying to do extra work in my workouts and work with as many people as I can,” Lauren said. “Academic-wise, I am a little bit anxious, but I know they have the study halls and tutors I need to get succeed.” Strnad said leaving high school is bittersweet. “Part of me is ready to be done with high school, but it’s going to be the girls on the team that I am going to miss because I have played with these girls since the middle school, so leaving them will be the hardest thing,” Lauren said. Addison Howard was the ace on the hill last year for the Lady Pirates, recording a 13-3 pitching record with an earned-run average of .167. Howard completed 12 games in 18 starts, pitched 104-1/3 innings, and committed one error in 82 fielding chances (.950 fielding percentage).

Howard is headed to Mars Titan guard Watson Hill University in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville. Howard was also considering Catawba, and actually received an offer from the Continued from page 2B Lady Indians, but the draw Oak has a new coach and of the mountains proved to be one of the deciding they are much improved, factors. Howard is going and Clinton is going to to major in English on her come in here thinking they way to becoming and Eng- hung with us up there, so lish teacher and, maybe they can beat us. Pender following sister Zoe’s path will be the in-between game into coaching. Howard is on the road, so that could be hovering around the 4.0 interesting. We just have to GPA mark, and scored a work on our past mistakes and get ready for what’s 1,050 on the SAT. “I chose Mars Hill be- ahead.” Hartgrove (11) and Kross cause of the location,” Howard said. “I always (six) accounted for 17 of lived at the beach and I’ve Topsail’s 19 first-period never been a beach person, points, several of the basand every time I went to the kets coming on fast-break mountains I loved it so I layups after Topsail steals, chose to go the mountains. (12) combined with Lady I’m really looking forward Dark Horse turnovers, in to playing for the coaches, they are amazing people, but I also had a chance to stay in the dorms and explore the campus and Continued from page 2B I’m excited about the girls there, and the Asheville home with a 54-44 win. area, it is amazing.” Junior Bella Kross had 12

College Continued from page 1B major in Business with an eye on the Real Estate field. Last year, Nee Nee hit at a .373 clip (28-for-75) with 32 runs scored, 19 RBIs, six 2Bs, five 3Bs, and a home run. He speedster stole 22 bases in 22 attempts, and her speed helped her compile a .938 fielding percentage with four errors in 64 chances. “Other schools were looking at me, but Carolina was my dream school, so my heart was set on North Carolina,” Nee Nee said. “I know it’s a big step from a competitive level and, of course, there is some anxiety both on the field and in the classroom with 300 people in it, but I’m ready to face the challenge. Str nad has been the starter at second base since arriving at Topsail. She hit .338 (23-for-68) last year with 13 runs scored, 20 RBIs, and two doubles with a .938 fielding percentage, committing just six errors in 61 fielding chances. Lauren has a 3.5 GPA and scored 1,050 on the SAT. She is looking at a major in Health Management. “I was considering Longwood University in Virginia and a few other

Fri., Jan. 31 4 PM – 7 PM

and 1 MILE FUN RUN The Topsail Athletic Booster Club is dedicated to promoting school spirit by bringing our athletes and community together on a unique, fun course featuring a variety of terrain including our newly finished track, grass paths, and pavement. Race Location: Topsail High School 245 N. St. Johns Church Rd, Hampstead Register at www.its-go-time.com Timed by GO TIME AWARDS: • 5K Top 3 Overall and Top 3 in Age Groups, Male and Female • Topsail Sports Team with Highest Percentage of Participation • Pirate Pride – Team that Demonstrates the Most School Spirit

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opening a 19-12 lead at the end of the quarter. The lead mushroomed to 31-20 at the intermission with Parker (six), Hartgrove (four), and Kross (two) accounting for all 12 of Topsail’s points. But the Lady Pirates cooled off in the third period, hitting on only four shots from the field, and the Clinton girls heated up. Lady Dark Horse junior Isa Banks scored five of her 11 points and her junior classmate Nakeviah Evans scored all 11 of her points in the quarter as Clinton outscored Topsail 20-12 to narrow their deficit to 43-40 heading into the final eight minutes of the game. But Topsail turned up the defensive heat in the

fourth quarter, holding Clinton to one field goal and two free throws while putting up 11 points to account for the final score. The Topsail girls have busy week this week, paying hosts to the White Oak (2-1) on Wednesday, traveling cross-county to Pender (0-1) on Thursday, and welcoming Clinton (0-2) to Hampstead for a rematch on Friday. The Pirate boys (2-0) will face White Oak (2-1) on Wednesday and Pender (0-2) on Thursday. Playing the Clinton game will be determined after the results of last Friday’s 2A football playoff game between topranked Clinton (11-1) vs. fourth-ranked West Craven (10-3).

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points and Shelby Parker chipped in 10 points. This week’s top performer is Topsail freshman Kaitlyn Obremski. She finished her freshman season off with a tenth place

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Low Income Energy Assistance Program applications now accepted

Our knitting group at Heritage Place (above) will be hosting a KNITTING 101 class this January. Beginning Jan. 7 we will teach the four basics. Cast on, Knit, Purl & Bind Off. Join us and we will work on a scarf for February. Our Quilters (below) learn together in groups at Topsail and Heritage Place in Burgaw. In addition to enjoying each other’s company they work on projects to benefit our communities.

Pender County Department of Social Services is accepting applications for LIEAP (heating/fuel) Dec. 2 thru Mar. 31 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Pender County Department of Social Services. Applications will also be taken from 9 a.m. until noon on the following days at these sites in Pender County: s$EC  7ILLARD /UTREACH#ENTER 7ILLARD s$EC  3T *OHNS "APtist Church, Maple Hill s$EC4OPSAIL3ENIOR Center, Hampstead s$EC!TKINSON4OWN Hall, Atkinson s$EC  *OINT #OMMUNITY $EVEL #42 2OCKY Point s$EC    0ENDER County Government Annex Hampstead, across from McDonalds, from 9 AMUNTILPM Applications for those AGEANDOLDERORDISABLED persons receiving a service through the Division of

Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) will be taken from Dec. 2-31. If funding is still available, others can apply from *AN  THROUGH -AR   Households must make an application for LIEAP Heating Assistance. LIEAP payments will be paid directly to the utility provider. Items needed to apply s#OPYOF MOSTRECENTBILL with account number s#OPYOF !WARDS,ETTER from Social Security s#OPYOF !WARDS,ETTER from Pension(s) s)NCOME FOR EVERYONE who lives in the household for the month prior to application (i.e. applying in December will need to BRING .OVEMBERS INCOME information. s"ANK STATEMENT MAY be requested for income verification For more information, contact Pender County Department of Social SerVICESAT  

Medicare information, help offered by SHIIP SHIIP (Seniors Health Insurance Infor mation Program) volunteers will continue to assist clients with Medicare questions after open enrollment ends Dec. 7. If you still need to review your prescription drug plan you may do so BY CALLING     Plans may be reviewed and UPDATEDFORBEFORE$EC 7. It has been a busy season, unfortunately we have booked all of our appointments for both locations. If you are receiving extra help or would like to review your Medicare Ad-

RSVP has joy to share By Barbara Mullins RSVP Coordinator 2360 HAS BEEN BUSY preparing joy to share with our homebound seniors. All year our Creative Card CLASS AT 4OPSAIL #ENTER has been making cards for 2360 TO GIVE OUR FRIENDS at home. Each has a ribbon hook so they can be hung on a small tree, mantle or hook and enjoyed for weeks to COME4HESECARDSBRINGSO much love and warmth into the homes of our friends. )NADDITION MANY2360 volunteers “adopted� a homebound senior and we have collected more THAN FILLED #HRISTMAS stockings so our friends will have a few small gifts to

vantage plan you may do SOAFTER*AN%XTRAHELP clients may continue to review their plans during the year. Medicare Advantage /PEN %NROLLMENT PERIOD IS*AN -AREACHYEAR Please call Heritage place AT    OR 4OPSAIL 3ENIOR #ENTER AT    If you are new to Medicare and need help understanding the system and researching a supplement and drug plan, please call US OR THE     2ALEIGH/FlCE 7EWANT to assist you!

open this holiday season. At a time when most people are joyous and celebrating this beautiful season, there are many that are lonely, depressed, and hungry. 2360LOOKSATTHENEEDS of our community and tries to reach out and truly show we love and care for our AGING POPULATION (ERES RSVP Christmas Cards wishing you all a most wonderful Christmas and looking forward to a New Year of more volunteers to serve more people in Pender County. By Jennifer Mathews #ALL ME "ARBARA -ULCenter Coordinator LINS 2360 $IRECTOR AT   X FOR IN4HANKFULNESS HAS BEEN formation on how to make KEY THIS MONTH 7E WANT a difference in your local TO THANK .# "LUEBERRY community. Festival committee for their continued support of Pender Adult Services. 4HEYMADEACONTRIBUTION at their volunteer banquet Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their in September and we failed activities. A MATTER OF BALANCE is an award-winning program designed to OUR-ATTEROF "ALANCECLASS to acknowledge it with our BEGINNING *AN  EACH !UCTION3PONSORS7EALSO manage falls and increase activity levels. 4UESDAYFROMAMUNTIL received a generous contriNOONTHROUGH-AR4HIS BUTION FROM THE 7ALMART is an award-winning pro- #ORPORATE/FlCES This program emphasizes 7EARETHANKFULFOROUR gram designed to manage Matter of Balance Workshops practical strategies to falls and increase activity CFCC Student interns. Sarmanage falls. levels. Anyone concerned AH(ELM #OURTNEY*ACKSON Once a week x 8 weeks x 2 hours about falling, or interested and Karisa Sowers. Each YOU WILL LEARN TO: in improving balance, flex- HASCONTRIBUTEDIN"URGAW ibility and strength should with our clients this semes View falls as controllable TER4HEYHAVEBROUGHTJOY attend.  Set goals for increasing activity Pender Adult Services Speaking of balance; we and smiles with them each  Make changes to reduce fall risks 901 S Walker St, Burgaw, NC, 28425 HAVE"EGINNERS4AI#HION day they were here. at home 7E ARE THANKFUL FOR 7EDNESDAYS INTERMEDIATE  Exercise to increase strength and Thursday’s 4AI#HION4HURSDAYSAND SHIIP (Senior Health Inbalance January 16th-March 5th, 2020 Continued on next page

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Topsail Center News By Donna Murphrey, Center Coordinator 'REETINGS FROM 4OPSAIL Senior Center. Cold temperatures are here and for those of you who may need some assistance with heating cost this winter, Department of Social Services will be taking applications for LIEAP (low income energy assistance program) BEGINNING $EC   4HEY will be here at our center accepting applications Dec. 12 from 9 a.m until noon. If you would like more information call them at    As I am writing this, Christmas and the New Year are quickly approaching as always we encourage you to come by and spend some time with us. /UR #HRISTMAS 0ARTY WILL BE $EC  FROM AM until 1 p.m., so please join us for good food and great company. Signup has begun for

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Pender Adult Services Christmas Holiday Schedule

Dec 23-25 PAS Offices Closed Jan 1 Closed for New Year’s Day Kitchen closed from Dec. 23-Jan. 3

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Anyone concerned about falls Anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength Anyone who has fallen in the past Anyone who has restricted activities because of falling concerns

Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 noon

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Tuesday’s January 14th-March 3rd , 2020 Time: 10:00 am- 12:00 noon


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Pender Adult Services Invites You On a Fabulous 6 Day/5 Night Vacation to New Orleans! June 20 – June 25, 202 Our trip will include 5 Nights Hotel Accommodations. Three Nights will be within walking distance of the French Quarter. Five Breakfast at our hotel and evening hotel receptions in New Orleans. One evening dinner at the New Orleans School of Cooking and New Orleans dinner with entertainment. Guided Tours of New Orleans as well as an Old fashioned Louisiana Plantation and a trip on an authentic steamboat. Standard Taxes, Meal Gratuities & Baggage Handling and Deluxe Motor Coach Transportation are included.

Dec. 3-4 – RSVP Perks meet 9 a.m. (HP & TSC) Dec. 10-11 – Wrap it UP? Gift wrapping by Janet from 10 a.m.-1p.m. Dec. 11 – Wear your Red & G reen for our Christmas Party With Rocky Point Preschool at 10:45 a.m. (HP) Dec. 19 – Christmas Party at Topsail Senior Center Jan. 6 – Activities & Meals resume

Jan. 14 – Matter of Balance starts (Thursdays at 10:30 am)

T o y s for To t s Last day for collections at PAS is December 11

For Information and/or Reservations, Please Contact:

Jennifer Mathews @ 910-259-9119 x 303 Date of Trip: June 20 – June 25, 2020 Price: $859.00 Per Person – Double Occupancy Travel Protection: Travel Protection can be purchased at $92.00 per person double and single occupancy. If you wish to purchase Travel Protection, please send in a separate check made payable to PML Travel & Tours. Travel Protection should be purchased at the time of your initial deposit to ensure full benefits. Insurance premiums are non-refundable. Fuel surcharges by all transportation companies may be assessed.

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Advanced Tai Chi on Tuesdays. Tai Chi has been proven to improve balance, reduce stress, enhance mental capacity, reduce blood pressure, alleviate arthritis pain and assist a faster recovery from strokes and heart attacks. On a personal note we are so thankful for the blessings we have received this year. We have had volunteers make Thanksgiving treats for our Meals on Wheels clients as well as fall tomatoes donated for them. Renovation Church generously renovated our flag walk with new pavers and donated beautiful gourds last week for decoration. Others in the community continue to donate items for yard sale table, silent auction or to be used by our clients. We are truly blessed to serve such a giving community! Happy Holidays!

PAS-TRAN is hiring Part-Time Drivers Applications available at 901 S Walker Street Weekdays only Call 910-259-9119 X press 1 for more information PAS-TRAN is accepting New Senior (60 & up) Nutrition riders for both Heritage Place in Burgaw and Topsail Senior Center in Hampstead. Rural General Public rides for Grocery Shopping, College Educational, Employment, and Medical visits and needs, in county and Out of County are also available. New service available to Jacksonville and Wallace/Rose Hill. Call for more information and reservations. Please Call 910-259-9119 Press 1 TDD/TTY 1-800-735-2962 Monday thru Friday Certain restrictions apply for trips and Medical appointments. Services may be interrupted if funding is not available.

Have you considered a gift to Pender Adult Services, Inc.? We appreciate your support for services that we offer!! Your donations to PAS are tax deductible. An acknowledgement will be sent whether donation is in Honor or in Memory of individual or group. For more information on Pender Adult Services Memorial and Honorary Giving Program please contact Wesley Davis at 910-259-9119.

Licensed CNA Positions Available Pender Adult Services is hiring CNA’s. All areas including Burgaw, Rocky Point, Currie, Maple Hill and Hampstead. Must have reliable transportation.

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surance Information Program) volunteers. They have met with many clients this fall. We are thankful for all the groups that meet at our centers. They bring joy to each other while learning a new craft. Many share their knowledge to younger people and with organiza-

In Memory of Sam Rochelle Given By Carolyn Biberstein CF Pope Class of 1964 James Basden Macedonia AME church Wendy Brasher Contributions are acknowledged from NC Blueberry Festival Walmart Corporation Wesleyan Chapel UMC Thank you for your contributions

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tions in need. We are thankful for those that gather around our tables during congregate meals and afternoons full of card and game activity. Keeping our minds alert and active. So this season when we may be feeling at times

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BACK UP DRIVER WANTED FOR HOME DELIVERED MEALS If interested, please contact Jane Johnson, Aging Case Manager 910-259-9119 X 309

Heritage Place Opportunities Tuesday

Monday 8:00—7:00

8:00—5:00

Wednesday

9:00 Crocheting 9:00 RSVP Perks (1st) 10:30 Group Walk 11:00 Geri-fit 12:00 Meals 12:30 Pinochle/ 1:00 Rummikub 1:00 Quilting Group 1:00 Knitting Group

9:30 Art Class (2020) 12:00 Meals 1:00 Bid Whist 1:00 Canasta 6:00 Line Dance

8:00—5:00 9:00 Basket Class 11:00 Bingo

Phone: 910-259-9119

Thursday

Friday

8:00—5:00

8:00—3:00

9:30 RSVP Card Class (2nd) 10:00 Jewelry 11:00PC School Ret. (2nd) 10:30 Group Walk 11:00 Geri-fit 12:00 Meals 11:30 Caregivers Group(4th) 1:00 Bid Whist 11:30 Health Checks (4th) 1:00 Bridge 12:00 Meals 1:00 Blind Support (2nd )

11:00 Bingo 12:00 Meals

Tuesday 8:30 am—5:00 pm 9:00 Baskets /Cribbage 9:00 Geri-Fit 10:00 Senior Crafts & fun 12:00 Meals 2:00 Gentle YOGA 3:15 Advanced Tai Chi 6:00 Line Dancing

Wednesday 8:30 am—5:00 pm 9:00 Quilting Bee 9:00 RSVP Perks (1st) 9:15 Beginning Tai Chi 9:30 Knitting Group 12:00 Meals 1:00 Canasta/Bridge 2:00 Rummikub

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.

Tuesday Open 5:00—8:00 5:30 RPM Cycling 8:30 Cardio Fit *new 9:40 YOGA 10:45 FIT OVER 50

5:30 BODYPUMP

5:30 BODY ATTACK 6:30 RPM Cycling

Phone: 910-270-0708

Thursday 8:30 am—5:00 pm 9:00 Geri-fit/Cribbage 10:00 YOGA 10:00 Bingo 11:15 Interm. Tai Chi

Friday 8:30 am—2:30 pm 11:00 Line Dance 12:00 Meals 12:00 Line dance 2 Caregivers Support ** **Call for info

1:00 Quilting 1:00 Bridge/ Mahjong

Saturday –Facility Available for rentals

12:00 Meals (BP Checks-3rd)

Fitness Fusion Group Fitness Classes Monday Open 5:00—8:00 5:30 RPM Cycling 8:30 BODYPUMP 9:40 YOGA 10:45 FIT OVER 50

Facility Available For Rentals

1:00 Rummikub 1:00 Mexican train (1st)

Topsail Senior Center Opportunities Monday 8:30 am—5:00 pm 9:00 Art Class (group) 10:00 Modified PILATES 12:00 Meals 2:00 ZUMBA Gold 1:00 Tree Top Quilters(2nd) 3:00 Hospice Trg (2nd)

Saturday—closed

Wednesday Open 5:00—8:00 7:00 RPM Cycling 8:30 BODYPUMP 9:50 PILATES Massage by Appointment 5:30 BODYPUMP

Thursday Open 5:00—8:00 5:30 RPM Cycling 9:30 Gentle Yoga 10:45 FIT OVER 50

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

Saturday 5:30 RPM Cycling

Open 8:00—2:30

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