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Cutler wins sheriff ’s race, Smith goes to Raleigh Pender County voters elected a new sheriff, and sent the old sheriff to Raleigh as a representative. All election numbers are unofficial. Retired N.C. Highway

Patrol trooper Republican. Alan Cutler defeated Democratic challenger Lawrence Fennell 65.21 to 34.79 percent. Current Sheriff Repubican Carson Smith, who will retire in December, defeated Democrat John Johnson 62.47 to 37.53 per-

Motion receives no second

No debris pickup on unpaved roads By Andy Pettigrew Post & Voice Publisher Pender County will not pick up hurricane debris on unpaved roads. In Monday’s meeting, Commissioner David Williams’ motion to allow contractors to remove such debris died for lack of a second. The concer n remains the cost, although county staff worked with FEMA to have unpaved road pickup approved for reimbursement. Pender County has to fund the work now and wait for FEMA reimbursement. The estimate on the cost of unpaved road debris pickup is about $1 million. Williams worked to have unpaved road pickup approved by FEMA and was surprised by the Board action. “I thought we had all this worked out. Three of the commissioners were very concerned and I get that, but I still felt we could do it,� Williams said. “I think we have alienated a group of people in the county because they live on a dirt road,� Williams suggested the money could come from funds set aside for purchase of property for a new jail, which totals nearly $800,000. “Our capital projects have been pushed back because of the hurricane. I don’t think we are going to be buying jail property any time soon,� said Williams. Chairman George Brown said he would vote for the motion if it received a second. As chair man, Brown cannot second a motion. Commissioners Piepmeyer, McCoy, and Newton would not second and the motion died.

cent in Pender County and 53.18 to 46.82 in Columbus County. Smith will follow Representative Chris Millis who resigned the seat. Republicans continue to dominate in Pender County, with three Republican County Commissioners returning to the board.

District 1 Commissioner David Williams returns to the Board, defeating Democrat Morgan Lashaw 61.07 to 38.93 percent. Incumbent David Piepmeyer defeated Democratic challenger Carol Ann Johnson 59.25 to 40.75 percent in District 2. In District 3,

George Brown returns to the board, defeating Constitution Party candidate Peggy Lanier 63.15 to 36.85 percent. School Board races are partisan for the first time this year. In the School Board race District 1, Democrat Rochelle Whi-

A new high water mark

teside fell to Republican challenger Cindy Faulk Fontana 61.22-38.78 percent. In District 2, Republican Beth Burns won a seat on the Board, defeating long-time Board member

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No FEMA trailers

County to allow RVs in floodway By Andy Pettigrew Post & Voice Publisher

Property owners who wish to place temporary housing on their land in the floodway are permitted to do so, according to Pender County officials. However, no temporary housing, such as RVs and trailers will be funded through FEMA, which prohibits any Federal materials or funding to be used in the floodway. Privately funded temporary housing will be permitted by the county. FEMA representative Scott Chamberlain said FEMA funds, such as housing assistance money, could not be used for manufactured housing or RVs in the floodway. But if county government approved, there are no state or federal prohibitions on placing such housing in the floodway as long as it is privately funded. Pender County Planning Director Kyle Buerer said travel trailers and mobile homes located in the floodway for temporary housing is a local issue. Staff photo by Andy Pettigrew “There are provisions Steve Holland sits beside a sign marking the high water mark of Hurricane Floyd in 1999. The sign to make sure they are safe is near what used to be Holland’s Shelter Creek Restaurant, which was destroyed by Hurricane Florif an event is coming, a ence. The landmark restaurant, a part of Pender County for more than 37 years, was torn down last hurricane or flood warnweek after it was deemed a total loss. Water from Shelter Creek (behind Holland) ooded the building ing, so we will be able to in 1999, but Holland was able to repair and reopen the business. This time, oodwaters covered the have communications with building with only the very top of the roof showing – the Hurricane Floyd sign was covered as well. those in the floodway to get them out of harms way,â€? Buerer said. Buerer said the concern withMowers travel trailers in the Push Mowers • Lawn Tractors • Zero Turn Trimmers & Chainsaws flood way comes from the potential of the trailer By Lori Kirkpatrick has resulted in total losses, Holland ruined it.â€? Post & Voice Staff Writer hopes to rebuild and serve Pender Holland said that the floodwater to float away and cause County for years to come. rose to about 12 feet, floating the damage on someone else A local business owner and countThe demolition took place just building up and taking it off its property. “If someone has the less loyal customers had to say good- before Holland’s 71st birthday. foundation. He is currently meeting bye to a beloved Burgaw restaurant. “There was no fixin’ this,â€? began with the bank and other people about means to put a travel trailer Steve Holland, owner of Holland’s Holland. “I was finally at the part of the possibility of rebuilding. While on their property outside Shelter Creek, knows that it was far my life where I got to sit in the rock- it seems to him to be kind of late in of FEMA in the floodway, more than a building. ing chair and greet people. I have two life to start over again, Holland has a come and talk with us in Established in 1981 as a one-room girls that I made my partners about lot of loyal customers and employees the Planning Department service station with two pumps, it a year ago, and so they actually did that don’t want to see Holland’s Shel- and we will do everything we can to get you squared grew into a gathering place that has all the everyday stuff. All I had to ter Creek go away. away,â€? Buerer said. fed the community for 37 years. While do was sit there and greet people. I Continued on page 2A flooding from Hurricane Florence was kind of in hog heaven, and this       

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Pender County Arrest Report 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*INILLE-ARINA!RCHIE &RIENDLY,ANE(AMPstead. Operate vehicle with no insurance, driving while license revoked, expired registration card/tag, no inspection. Released under $100 secured bond. s!LPHA /MEGA *EDIDIAH "ARROW   "IG &OUR Road Burgaw. Felony probation violation, misdemeanor breaking/entering, second degree trespass. Arrest by Probation officer, Pender County Sheriff ’s Office. Released under $10,000 secured bond. s+IMBERLY3USAN"EASLEY ,INDER 3HADY0INES Drive, Hampstead. Driving while impaired, order to show cause. Arrest by Surf City Police Department. Released under $800 secured bond. s3AMANTHA+AY"OLTON .#(WY2OCKY 0OINT"REAKINGENTERINGMOTORVEHICLETHREECOUNTS LARCENYOF AlREARMTHREECOUNTS POSSESSIONOF STOLEN lREARMTHREECOUNTS !RRESTBY0ENDER#OUNTY3HERIFF S /FlCE)NCARCERATEDUNDER SECUREDBOND s$EMARCUS$ARRYL"ROWN 0INEY7OODS2OAD Watha. Simple affray, disorderly conduct at school. Arrest by Pender County Sheriff ’s Office. Released under $1,000 secured bond. s7ILLIAM:ACHARY"URTON .#(WY%"URgaw. Post release violation. Arrest by Probation Officer. Incarcerated with no bond listed. s$ANIEL #RAIG #OLE   ,EA $RIVE (AMPSTEAD Driving while license revoked, failure to stop/steady red light. Arrest by Surf City Police Department. Released UNDERSECUREDBOND s!ARON$REW#RAIGHEAD /LD&OLKSTONE2OAD Sneads Ferry. Driving while impaired, hit/run/failure to stop property damage. Arrest by Surf City Police Department. Released under $1,000 secured bond. s"RANDON 'IOVANNI 'IL  ! 7INDWARD $RIVE Surf City. Driving while license revoked, curfew violation. Arrest by Topsail Beach Police Department. ReLEASEDUNDERSECUREDBOND s.EKISHA'IVENS .EWTON,OOP2OAD!TKINson. Obtain property by false pretense. Arrest by Burgaw 0OLICE2ELEASEDUNDER SECUREDBOND s,ISA$ANIELLE(AMILTON 53.(AMPstead. Possession of drug paraphernalia, attempted larceny, misdemeanor larceny. Released under $1,000 secured bond. s-IRANDA &ELICIA ,ATANYA +NOX   .EWTOWN Loop Road Atkinson. Conspiracy to obtain property by false pretense. Arrest by Burgaw Police Department. 2ELEASEDUNDER SECUREDBOND s,UIS-ARIO-ARQUEZ -EJIA 'REENTREE$RIVE Ivanhoe. Driving while impaired, driving while license revoked, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possesSIONOF MARIJUANA2ELEASEDUNDER SECUREDBOND s*A1UELLE -C$UFlE   "IG &OUR 2OAD #URRIE Disorderly conduct at school. Arrest by Pender County 3HERIFF S/FlCE2ELEASEDUNDERSECUREDBOND s2ICK -ONTANEZ   *ACKS $RIVE 2OCKY 0OINT &ELONYPROBATIONVIOLATIONTWOCOUNTS !RRESTBY0ENDER County Sheriff ’s Office, Probation Officer. Incarcerated UNDER SECUREDBOND s4HOMAS!-OORE "ELL7ILLIAMS2OAD#URrie. Simple affray, disorderly conduct at school. Arrest by Pender County Sheriff ’s Office. Released under $1,000 secured bond. s#ATHLEEN 6ICTORIA -URRAY   .ORTH $RIVE Rocky Point. Misdemeanor child abuse. Released under  SECUREDBOND s"ONNIE!NN/LIVER 3$UDLEY3T"URGAW Possession of heroin, felony possession of cocaine, maintain vehicle/dwelling for controlled substance. Arrest by 0ENDER #OUNTY 3HERIFF S /FlCE 2ELEASED UNDER   secured bond. s3ERGIO*UAN2AMIREZ (ONEYBEE!VE"UR-

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gaw. Driving while impaired, fictitious information to officer, fictitious/cancelled/revoked registration card/ license plate, altered registration card/tag, felony larceny of motor vehicle, possession of stolen automobile, breaking/entering motor vehicle, felony breaking/entering, larceny after breaking/entering, felony possession of stolen goods. Arrest by Pender County Sheriffs Office. )NCARCERATEDUNDER SECUREDBOND s!NDREW#HASE2IEHL $EMPS#T(AMPSTEAD Battery of unborn child, simple assault. Arrest by Pender County Sheriff ’s Office. Released under $1,000 unsecured bond. s"OBBY 2AY 2OCHELLE *R   /AKGROVE $RIVE Hamptead. Felony probation violation. Arrest by Pender County Sheriff ’s Office. Released under $10,000 secured bond. s$AVID #HARLES 3AURUSAITIS *R  0ENGUIN 0LACE Hampstead. Failure to reduce speed, driving while license revoked, order to show cause. Arrest by Surf City Police $EPARTMENT2ELEASEDUNDERSECUREDBOND s*ASON !LBERT 3EVORWELL   "EULA ,ANE 3URF #ITY $RIVING WHILE LICENSE REVOKED TWO COUNTS lCTITIOUSALTERED TITLEREGISTRATIONTAG THREE COUNTS EXpired inspection, drive.allow vehicle operation with no registration, possession of drug paraphernalia. Arrest BY0ENDER#OUNTY3HERIFF S/FlCE2ELEASEDUNDER  secured bond. s*OSHUA7AYNE4ENNY .#(IGHWAY7EST Atkinson. Driving while impaired, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to return rental property. Released UNDER SECUREDBOND s4RAVIS 3EAN 7ALKER   .# (WY  7ILLARD Simple affray, disorderly conduct at school, communicating threats. Arrest by Pender County Sheriff ’s Office. 2ELEASEDUNDER SECUREDBOND s4RAVONE7ALKER .#(WY7ILLARD3IMPLE AFFRAY DISORDERLYCONDUCTATSCHOOLTWOCOUNTS RESISTING obstructing, delaying officer, order to show cause. Arrest by Pender County Sheriff ’s Office. Released under $1,100 secured bond.

Texas women come to Pender County to help By Lori Kirkpatrick Post & Voice Staff Writer Char Richardson, from Rowlett, Texas and Amanda Trask, from Plano, first MET AFTER THE & TORNADO tore everything apart the DAYAFTER#HRISTMASIN That’s when Char started a RELIEF EFFORT ACITIZENSPAtrol named Looter Booters to help protect residents and homeowners. From there, she met up with a variety of people involved in rescue and relief efforts for victims of disasters. The two women left their 4EXASHOMESJUSTAFTER(URricane Florence, heading to the Raleigh Fairgrounds to help with relief efforts. They were going to drop off supplies and to set up a dog refuge staging area. They ended up moving towards Wilmington, planning to stay for four days to assist

with rescue and recovery. Char had no idea that this was only the beginning of HER ADVENTURES IN .ORTH Carolina. Within the first two days, Char linked up with the 5NIVERSAL(OVERCRAFT4EAM assisting with a horse rescue in Burgaw. Two horses were pulled out of neckdeep water onto the hovercraft. The other five were brought to higher ground where their hooves would stay dry. . Meanwhile, Char’s teammate was helping with other issues in Wilmington. The roads between Wilmington and Burgaw had become washed out by rising floodwaters, separating the two women. Amanda had to return to Texas; and the hovercraft team, grateful for the help they had re-

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Weeks of Oct. 28-Nov. 3 EMS Report Total number of Patient Contacts: 169 Calls per Station Burgaw Station 1 36 Sloop Point Station 14 34 Hampstead Station 16 13 Surf City Station 23 25 Topsail Beach Station 4 2 Union Station 5 8 Rocky Point Station 7 31 Atkinson Station 9 15 Maple Hill Station 13 1 Scott Hill Station 18 1 Hwy 421 South Station 29 3 Type of Calls Cancelled: 15 Refusals: 54 Stand by: 1 Transported: 91 Treated/released: 8 Fire Department Reports Total Calls: 36 Calls per station Rescue Station 1 Burgaw 6 Fire Station 13 Maple Hill 0 Fire Station 14 Sloop Point 6 Fire Station 16 Hampstead 9 Fire Station 18 Scotts Hill 3 Fire Station 21 Long Creek 9 Fire Station 29 Hwy 421 South 3 EMS St. 4 Topsail Beach Fire Call Type Summary Fire 9 Motor Vehicle Crash 10 Search and Rescue 0 EMS First Response 10 Cancelled 7 Ocean Rescue 0


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Holland Continued from page 1A “We serve about a quarter of a million people a year, and we have gotten emails from all over the world. It makes you feel good that people like you that much. Probably more than 100 people stopped while we were out there working, and every one of them were customers,� said Holland. Holland recently attended a fish fry held at the The Presbyterian Church in Maple Hill. While many homes in the area had flooded, the church did not. They invited everybody to come out to eat. Holland said that out of the 80 or 90 people attending, he didn’t see one person there that wasn’t a customer of his. They all told him, “Don’t quit, Steve. Don’t quit.� With the remains of the building stacked up and the land leveled off, Holland’s next step is to come up with a design, figure up the cost and estimate how long it will take it to build back. A GoFundMe fundraiser has been started, and people

from around the community stop by every day to ask how they can help. The one thing Holland is asking for from the community is their prayers. “You know, God’s been good to me, and if it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t be where I am today anyway. Every day I pray to Him and ask Him to show me which way to go. Basically, He’s told me I need to work it out. If it’s not meant to be, then it won’t happen; but if it’s meant to be, I will put all my faith in the Lord,� said Holland. Holland and his business partners are working on a plan that will allow for a view of the creek from at least three out of the four dining rooms, much like they had before. They hope to build a deck overlooking the water, as well. “We saved those rocking chairs. We are going to pressure wash them and paint them so I’ll have my seat to sit in,� said Holland. If you would like to donate to the rebuilding of Holland’s Shelter Creek Restaurant, visit https:// w w w. g o f u n d m e . c o m / rebuild-hollands-sheltercreek-rest.


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Opinion Thursday, November 8, 2018, Page 3A

Welcome to my world

Regina Hill Post & Voice Columnist

The Greedy Cameleon Once upon a time there lived a chameleon named Dan Mijrall, who lived in a beautiful enclosure on lovely Port Shanlito Beach. Dan the Chameleon spent his days in service to others as a vicar, eloquently spreading the truths of the reptilian universe. And, while is home was Port Shanlito’s largest and most elegant residence, it still wasn’t enough for the inwardly greedy Dan. Watching the wealthier reptiles bask on diamond studded warming rocks turned Dan’s scales an even deeper shade of green as envy enveloped his teeny tiny heart. Indeed, he was leading a double life-outwardly extolling the virtues of giving while inwardly lusting for his own time share in a Costa Rican rainforest. How could he score more scaleros (the reptilian equivalent to bitcoin)? In another part of the forest lived a lovely family of pygmy bunnies who had just received word that they had earned the 2018 Awesome Animal Family Award for the Southeast region of Greenleaves Forest (third year in a row). Because of their generosity towards others in need (spiders included), a check for 5,000 furbles (worth 5,500 scaleros) was awarded to them as well, with the expectation that it be used for their personal leisure only. Becca, the dear mother bunny, wished desperately that her precious family might one day cast their large, endearing eyes upon the gorgeous water which kissed the shoreline of Port Shanlito Beach. “Let’s use this gift to spend time with our clan on this beautiful island. I’ll check with Liz, my realtor friend, to see if there’s any availability. After all, we’ve been volunteering with the Homeless Herbivore Organization for the last twenty years instead of focusing on ourselves.” Mama Becca bunny gathered her entire family, all 75 of them, into the burrow and announced that they would finally enjoy a week of unencumbered relaxation in the largest home on Port Shanlito Beach. Becca and her husband, Darlang, embraced one another in a snuggly bunny hug as they watched their fluffy family hop up and down with tears of joy. Mama Becca, an impeccable planner, immediately contacted her insurer to secure travel insurance. “It’s probably not necessary,” thought Becca Bunny. “Mr. Mijrall is a vicar-a pillar of the community-and would never take advantage of Continued on page 4A

Notes from the Field

Jefferson Weaver

When sheep dispute the issue Billy J. Hibner Logging I was a chubby kid, tall for my age, and my ears stuck out. That made me a target for the bully on the school bus. The fellow’s name doesn’t matter now, and last I heard, he had grown into a responsible man, and somewhat of a pillar of the community. One of his closest cohorts went to prison—is still there—but a lot of stuff can happen in forty years. Talking with parents, teachers, school administrators, law officers, and kids over the past few weeks, my mind has repeatedly drifted back to the days on the school bus when Billy (that’s a safe alias) would thump my ears. He was older than me by several years, and only a tad bit bigger, but he was older and I felt little. His greatest joy on an afternoon bus ride was to thump ears. Threats from the bus driver and the assistant principal, calls between parents, and stoutly applied switches did no good. Most of the adults were doing their part but the bullies didn’t want to listen. No one encouraged me to fight, but they did encourage me to avoid the bully. Mother told me to tell the bus driver; when I did, I was picked on worse for being a tattletale. Papa always taught me I would never be punished as long as the fight was truly justified (self-defense was the

Jefferson Weaver only justifiable reason, although helping a friend who was being trounced was arguable). Finally, one day, I had just plain had it. We went to a private school, and had a bus ride that makes today’s ridiculously bureaucratic public school rides look tame. That gave Billy and his bud ample time to torment the little kids. As I noted earlier, I was a big little kid. I ate like a horse, and Mother did not believe in allowing her children the chance to be hungry. When it came time to buy a lunchbox, I told Mother I didn’t want one of the cool theme boxes. I wanted one like my heroes carried—my heroes being Papa and Brother Mike. Hence, I had a big, black working man’s lunch box, the kind shaped like a barn. There was room for a Thermos bottle, a sandwich (or two), an apple, and dessert. It was a portable

cafeteria for a little kid with a big appetite. And on a particularly cold day, it became a weapon in the hands of a crying seven-year-old. My ears were red and hurting when they crept into the seat behind me, pushing aside the girl who would be the love of my fifth-grade life. “Hey, Ears,” Billy said, laughing. “Look at the ears!”, and I snapped. I do not condone senseless violence, and I am not suggesting that anyone emulate what I did that afternoon. Let’s get that straight. As Billy reached for my ears, I grasped my lunchbox in one hand and swung backward. Hard. The bus driver later said it was the first time a second-grader made a fifth-grader cry like a nursery school student. I bloodied, if not broke, Billy’s nose, and as he went backward, I stood and started swinging at his partner. The partner backed off, the other kids raised a hullabaloo, and the bus driver stopped. A calm, responsible senior was assigned to babysit me to the bus stop, where Brother Mike was waiting. The bus driver briefed Mike, then went into Mr. Bobby’s service station and called Billy’s mom. Mr. Bobby used about three bucks worth of Hav-a-Hank handkerchiefs and a double-fistful of paper Continued on page 4A

Finding a good contractor, handyman Dear Savvy Senior, What’s the best way to find a good handyman or tradesman to do some work around the house? I’ve have had some bad luck lately with unprofessional workers who do shoddy work and charge too much. Frustrated Senior Dear Frustrated, Hiring a good home repair handyman can be a bit of a crapshoot. How do you find someone who will return your calls, show up on time, do the job right and finish it, all at a fair price? Here are some tips that can help. Who to call While it may seem obvious, whom you call on for help will depend on what you need done. If, for example, you have a small home repair or improvement project that doesn’t require a lot of technical expertise, a handyman may be all you need. But if you have a job that involves electricity, plumbing, or heating or cooling systems, you’re better off going with a licensed tradesman. Bigger jobs like home renovations or remodeling may require a general contractor. Whatever type of work you need, the best way to find it is through referrals from people you trust. If your friends or family don’t have any recommendations turn to professionals in the field like local hardware or home improvement stores, or even real estate agents. The Inter net can a l s o h e l p. We b s i t e s like can

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a few candidates, your next step is to get written estimates that list the materials, costs and details of the project. It’s a good idea to get at least three estimates from different sources to be sure you’re getting a fair deal. Before hiring someone, check out his or her work history with your state consumer protection agency (go to state-consumer for a list) and the Better Business Bureau ( You can also search the Web using the company or individual’s name and such words as “reviews” and “complaints.” You also need to find out if your candidates have an approved contractor or tradesman license. Using an unlicensed worker in a state that requires a license is dangerous – you’ll have little legal recourse if the job goes bad. (To see which states license contractors, visit contractors-license. org.) Contractorcheck. com is another good resource for researching local contractors. Also, ask to see their proof of insurance, which covers any damages they may cause while working on your home, and ask for several references from past jobs and check them. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

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Bill Messer After days and days of cutting downed trees and limbs into manageable pieces, and dragging them out to the roadside, I was delighted to see the big semi-trucks with double compartment trailers with a grapple in the middle in a nearby neighborhood. We got used to driving on roads lined with brush, logs, sometimes whole tree. I know what it must have been like living behind a stockade in pioneer days. I longed for the return of our neighborhood to its former tidiness and beauty. A couple of days later, one appeared in our neighborhood, and soon came down my street. I had put so much storm debris out that it took almost all the space in a full load. When I went out to get the paper one recent morning, the truck was working the first load, and I walked over to take a few phone pix. Aaliyah Cavender is the Pender County monitor, keeping track of the loads going out. “Where does all this stuff go?” I asked. “They got a dump site down that way,” she indicated, pointing over her shoulder, “They got a couple of dump sites. I know they’re taking all this vegetative stuff over to get mulched up. “I’ve been on the job for about a week, now. Before? I worked at LP over on 421 (LP Building Products). They make LVL (laminated veneer), we make wood all day. It got damaged in the hurricane, so I’m working this until. I’m a press attendant. It’s like thin sheets of plywood, coming down the line, putting glue on it. We’ll be doing 13 ply to 15 ply, coming down and stacked up, then pressed. We’ll cut it, 48 feet, 60 feet. They use them to replace steel beams.” “How’d you get into the business?” I asked. “I hired on through a temp agency, and after about four months, they hired me on. Yes, it’s good pay,” she nodded. “Hopefully they’ll get back open soon.” I stood with Aaliyah for a while, then moved in closer to the truck to get some video of the giant claw, called a ‘grapple’, and got a chance to talk to the crew guy on the

ground, Nathan. Watching the coordination between the grapple operator and ground assistant was amazing, and I could tell it was a practiced movement, with Nathan raking, pulling and pushing the debris into compact piles with the most debris the grapple could lift. The load filled up, and the grapple operator came down from his position, got into the newish Peterbilt truck cab, and pulled ahead to the next big pile. I walked over to thank him. “Have you been doing this for long?” I asked. “Since 2002,” and I told him how glad I and the neighbors were to see them, and he climbed back up to the grapple seat. Aaliyah continued, “Some of these guys are storm chasers. After they finish here, they’ll be going to Florida. The ground guy had paused briefly out of the way of the grapple and I thanked him, too. “I’m Nathan Dreher, from Arizona, Phoenix. I came over just for this,” he told me. “I’m going to real estate school, when I get back, I’ll finish up. “Did he ever drop anything on you?” I asked. “Just once, accidentally. I kinda’ walked into the grapple. Since then we’ve been pretty good at not doing that.” Nathan works close and they work fast, almost a fluid motion, as the grapple comes down to the pile Nathan is still assembling, aligning broken limbs for the open jaws, which close and lift, open and drop the debris, as the operator balances the load between front and rear compartments, and swings back down for the next pile Nathan has assembled. Once the pile in front of my house was picked up, the driver secured the grapple and climbed down, and I met Billy J. Hibner on the short walk to the Peterbilt’s driver seat. “Are you going to the dump site when you finish this load?” I asked. He said he was and I asked if I could ride along, and to my great surprise, he said OK. He didn’t have to check with anyone, it’s his truck and his logging company. Nathan would usually ride along, and I asked him if I could take his place, and he said OK, too. I waited through the last pickup of debris that completed the load, and we were ready to go. I climbed way up into the cab and was amazed Continued on page 4A

It was a joy to watch these giants roll through the neighborhood, removing piles of storm wreckage.

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Continued from page 3A towels on the bloody nose. Mother and Papa had a long talk with me that night (after a long phone call with Billy’s mom) but they didn’t punish me. The principal at school questioned me closely, too, then sent me to class with a warning to be more persistent with the bus driver. Billy got the equivalent of in-school suspension and had his rump warmed by the principal’s paddle. I cannot say Billy never bullied anyone again, but he didn’t bully me anymore; sadly, we can’t always say that about bullies. I fully understand why we can’t have youngsters bashing each other with


Continued from page 3A a beloved bunny family, especially in the event of a natural disaster. But, he is a chameleon after all. And, purchasing this insurance is the right thing to do.” As luck would have it, Dan Mijrall was listing his home as a rental property with the Crate Away company at that very moment. With the furbles exchanged and the scaleros jingling in his pocket, Dan the chameleon settled in front of the television with a bucket of flies. Suddenly, alerts blared warnings on every channel as Hurricane Florencia was predicted to demolish Port Shanlito Beach, his little piece of Heaven on earth, within the week.


Continued from page 3A that the interior had woodgrain trim on the dash and doors, and air cushion seats. There was a huge array of instruments, switches and gauges spread across, with radios and other electronic gear. First, Billy backed the rig all the way back to the street intersection, and across, making it look easy. I had tried backing tandem-axle wagons behind a tractor, and it’s anything but easy. “I’m from Kansas City, Mo. I grew up in Chillicothe, just north of Kansas City. “I came up in the logging business,” he said. “It’s a dangerous business,” I acknowledged, remembering stories I had heard from family members from Oregon. “Married? Got kids?”, I continued. “Yeah, got one, a daughter.” “How long are you on the road?” I asked. “Last year I think it was six months,” he said. “The money’s good?” I asked.

lunchboxes over slights, real or imagined, but I do believe our society has allowed things to swing too far. You see, most folks my age were taught to stand up to a bully, to report ill behavior with the expectation that something would be done, and if necessary, to fight back. I knew one fellow whose mom switched him for letting a bully chase him home. When he finally turned on the bully, his mom praised him—and switched the bully all the way home, too. But now we teach our children that all violence is bad, unless it is government-sanctioned, on video or on television. Things that used to be handled by parents, teachers or a trip to the principal’s office, now require action by the General Assembly, forms,

and apparently, a myriad of questions designed to make sure the aggressor’s rights are not violated. Too many teachers and principals find their hands tied by red tape and lawyers when they are told about bullying – until it’s too late. Then the victim is likely to be blamed more than the bully, or more properly, the bully’s parents. And the victim sees grownups he should be able to trust let him down. I still feel the problem starts when parents don’t take their kids to church; the problem is exacerbated when parents don’t provide a good example, much less a Godly example, for their children. Then we add entertainment that my parents would never have allowed in the house, had we even had such devices.

“Every four-legged land-dwelling creature for himself,” croaked Dan as he scrambled for higher ground. Becca Bunny gathered her children, along with two families of homeless locusts and a wayward skunk, into the burrow to wait out the storm. Rain flooded the forest floor as nests, dens, lairs and tunnels were washed away. When the sky cleared, Becca and her family cautiously hopped out of the soggy burrow to find their homestead damaged-but standing. Becca’s oldest baby, Luisa, looked up at her mama with tears streaming down her furry little cheeks. “Don’t worry, mama,” whimpered Luisa. “At least we have our family vacation to look forward to.” The next day, after

volunteering at the local soup kitchen, Becca hopped in a taxi to finalize plans with Dan Mijrall, who was playing poker with a less than reputable crested gecko. The beautiful estate which sat upon the shifting sands of Port Shanlito beach, while livable, had been damaged and would no longer be available for Becca Bunny’s family vacation. “You purchased the wrong insurance,” taunted Dan. “As for rescheduling your vacation or getting one scalero refunded-that will happen when chameleons fly.” Suddenly, Becca’s fur stood straight up and her whiskers began twitching uncontrollably. With all the calm she could muster, she asked the greedy chameleon if he’d ever dined at the Karma Café. And, with one firm kick,

He nodded, “Yeah, it pays the bills.” I asked about his background. “I went into the family business right out of high school.” “My grandpa used horses to pull the logs, back in the day. Manual saw. He stayed active into the 2000s. “What was your first job as a working logger?” I asked. Billy told me his first job, at age fifteen, had been securing the cable around the end of a tree so it could be hauled out, one of the most dangerous jobs. “I do a little bit of logging when I’m not doing this. Mostly walnut and white oak, some maple.” “Do you do your own maintenance?” I asked, following up on a conversation I had with another owner/operator of a large truck. Billy and I talked about the business of running a logging operation, and then we arrived, the dump site in Holly Ridge. Billy opened the door and passed a ticket to the gate attendant, and drove on to the unloading spot. I sat inside while he climbed up to the grapple

and quickly unloaded the trailers. I had time to look around and saw lots of heavy equipment with FEMA stickers, a huge pile of debris with a frontend loader on top, gathering and dropping logs, limbs and even whole trees into the large shredders, turning it all into a giant pile of mulched material, greatly reduced in volume, and being loaded into open top semi-truck trailers to be hauled away. We went back to the gate, Billy got another ticket for the next trip, and he dropped me off at my house and went back to work. They work 7 days a week, start at 6 AM with the assignments, and work until dark. I asked if he got any time off. “I’m going home for four days over Thanksgiving,” he told me. “What’s next?” I asked. “Florida,” he answered, and said he thought they’d finish up here in December. Full days, every day until the job’s done, and we owe them, the county, FEMA and all the rest a big ‘thank you’ for their effort to help clear the debris away and restore our area.

We allow children to be desensitized by letting them blast away with high-definition weapons at one-dimensional enemies, or we grant them unfettered access to the Internet, which scares and confuses me as a grownup. When we allow electronic nannies to form our children’s habits, there will be more bullies. The kids who are the targets find themselves as sheep in a pack of wolves. I love children, but they can be mean, without intending to. It’s part of the growing and learning process, unfortunately, extending back to Adam and Eve’s young’uns. Human beings are still humans— and it is human nature to target that which is different in any way. We have to learn to be tolerant. You can’t force anyone

to be a good parent, but by cracky, you can force them to be a >legal< parent. If our legislature ever decides to do something with the toothless silliness that the state’s anti-bullying law, I hope they look at serious fines and penalties for parents of youngsters who carry teasing too far. If they can slap a parent with a criminal summons for keeping a kid out of school, they should be

able to punish parents who allow their children to terrorize others. Every time a kid grows up to be a wolf, all of society is at risk, and every time a child grows up to be a sheep, all of society misses out on what that child potentially could have done. What we need is not more children who are aggressive, but rather more Continued on page 8A

Becca sent Dan flying. “Check your calendar,” shouted Becca Bunny to the still airborne chameleon. “I’ll be back next week to lock in a new date.” It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it. -Benjamin Franklin

The 2018 Atkinson Christmas Parade When: December 1, 2018 (Saturday) Where: The Town of Atkinson N.C. Time: Parade starts @ 11:00am Lineup starts @ 9:30am Details: Activities include the parade, food, vendors, and a car show! All parade, vendor and car show participants will be asked to donate an unwrapped toy in substitution for entry fees. All applications must be received by November 19, 2018. If anyone is interested in receiving an application please contact: Atkinson Town Hall at (910) 283-7341(Same for Fax) or Peggy Barnhill (910) 470-2970. We hope to see everyone there! Merry Christmas! 


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Beat eggs, oil, and sugar with an electric mixer. In a bowl whisk together flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder. Add dry ingredients alter nately with zucchini into egg mixture. Add cream cheese and vanilla and beat. Fold in raisins and nuts. In a 350-de g ree oven bake for 55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand for 15 minutes then remove from pans and cool completely. Pumpkin-carrot muffins Makes 12. 1½ cups all-purpose flour or whole wheat flour ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon or Chinese Five-Spice powder 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon baking powder 1 large egg, room temperature 1 cup canned pumpkin 2/3 cup honey 2 tablespoons applesauce 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 cup shredded carrots ½ cup dark raisins Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray. In a

large bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and baking powder. In another bowl whisk together egg, pumpkin, honey, applesauce, and oil until smooth. Add this to the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Do not over mix. Fold in the carrots and raisins. Spoon into cups of muffin pan. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out almost clean. Place on wire rack for 10 minutes, then remove from pan and cool on a rack. Brussels sprouts with cranberries ½ cup dried cranberries 2 pounds small Brussels Sprouts, trimmed Salt ½ cup water 2 tablespoons olive oil 1½ cups apple cider In a saucepan bring the apple cider to a boil, lower heat and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes. Add the cranberries and continue simmering until the liquid reduces to Ÿ cup. Remove from heat. In a skillet bring ½ cup water to a simmer. Add a pinch of salt and the

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Brussels sprouts and cook covered, shaking the pan often, until sprouts are barely tender, about 5-7 minutes. Uncover and turn heat to medium high then add olive oil and cook, tossing occasionally until sprouts are beginning to turn a golden brown about 3-5 minutes; remove from heat. Spoon reduced cider and cranberry mixture on top of sprouts and gently toss to mix well. Pumpkin pudding treat Makes 8 servings. 1 5.1-ounce package instant vanilla pudding and pie filling mix 1 15-ounce can pureed pumpkin 1 12-ounce can evaporated milk ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon or Chinese Five-Spice powder Pinch of ground nutmeg, if desired In a bowl with an electric mixer beat together pudding mix and evaporated milk. Refrigerate for 10 minutes. Beat in pumpkin and cinnamon. Refrigerate for 30 to 40 minutes before serving.

Topsail Presbyterian Christmas Tea Dec. 8 The Topsail Presbyterian Women will hold their annual Christmas Tea Dec. 8 from noon until 2 p.m. in the Topsail Presbyterian fellowship hall, U.S. Hwy.

17 Hampstead. This is a tremendous way to kick off your holiday season. Not only is it a fun activity but 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 with a string ensemble providing accompaniment.

Topping off the afternoon will be raffles of various specialty baskets. Please add this event to your calendar and come support 4Cs.

Topsail Library Friends plan fundraisers The Topsail Township Friends of the Library (TTFOL) is planning two upcoming fundraising events. Monies raised are used to purchase new books and magazines, technology and childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and adult programs held at the Hampstead Branch of the Pender Public County. Bar nes & Noble will help to raise support for TTFOL during an in store Bookfair from Saturday, November 17, through Wednesday, Nov. 23 at its location in Mayfaire Town

Storm assistance available for farmers Starting Wednesday, Nov. 7, farmers affected by Hurricane Florence will be able to sign up for the Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018. The program will directly assist farmers who suffered losses to commodities planted but not harvested before Sept. 13 and livestock. The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will administer the program, and assistance will be dependent upon funding from the General Assembly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hurricane Florence was a catastrophe that hit agriculture at a time when historically high debt, previous disasters and chronic low commodity prices have already created a dim out-

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Center in Wilmington. TTFOL will receive a percentage of all sales, including cafe sales. In addition, you may be a part of the Bookfair by ordering online from Bar nes & Noble from Nov. 17-26. TTFOLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bookfair ID is 12451738. Vouchers with the in store dates and ID number will be available at the front desk of the Hampstead Library. If someone forgets their voucher and mentions they are shopping to support our the Topsail Township Friends of the Library, Barnes & Noble will be prepared to have vouchers at the registers to capture these sales for our organization. You can use this event to do

early Christmas shopping while at the same time supporting TTFOL. Enjoy Sushi or know some who does? If so, participate in the Topsail Township Friends of the Libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current raffle. You can win a $25 Sushi Gem gift cer tificate to use during the upcoming holiday season. Give it to someone special or keep it for yourself. Raffle tickets may be purchased at the Hampstead Library front desk. Sushi Gem is located at 17230 U. S. Hwy. 17 North in the Loweâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Supermarket shopping center. Chances are $1 each or six tickets for $5. The winning ticket will be drawn Dec. 14 and you

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do not need to be present to win. If you are a re gular Amazon shopper, there is a way you can support TTFOL by selecting AmazonSmile. Start your shopping at com and choose your charity: Topsail Township Friends of the Library (must use the full name of the organization) or you can use our direct link address: Same products, same prices and same service. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to your selected charity. For regular updates of TTFOL events, you can check the Pender County Public Library Facebook page.

Thursday, November 8 s4HE+IWANIS#LUBOF (AMPSTEADMEETSEVERY4HURSDAYAT 7:30 a.m. at the Sawmill Grill on Hwy. 17 in Hampstead. s!LCOHOLICS !NONYMOUS WILL MEET FROM NOON  PM AT the Surf City Community Center. Call 328.4887 for more information. s0ENDER #OUNTY -USEUM IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR FREE (donations are welcome) every Thursday and Friday from 1-4 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Group tours are available at other times by contacting the Museum at 259-8543 by email at s7OMEN IN .ETWORKING MEETING EVERY 4HURSDAY FROM 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Olde Point Country Club. s!L !NON MEETS 4HURSDAYS AT  PM AT "ARLOW 6ISTA Baptist Church annex, 22340 US Hwy. 17 Hampstead. Friday, November 9 s0ENDER#OUNTY-USEUMOPEN PM s4HE-ARINE#ORPS,EAGUE $ETACHMENTMEETSFOR breakfast at the Sawmill Grill in Hampstead at 8 a.m. each Friday. Tuesday November 13 s4HE -ARINE #ORPS ,EAGUE $ETACHMENT  MEETS at the Topsail Senior Center, 20959 U.S. Hwy. 17 in Hampstead the second Tuesday each month at 7 p.m. The Detachment is always looking for new member to help in its continuing mission. s4HE +NIGHTS OF #OLUMBUS #OUNCIL  MEETS THE second and fourth Tuesday each month at 7 p.m. at All Saints Catholic Church, 18737 Hwy. 17 in Hampstead. Wednesday November 14 s!LCOHOLICS!NONYMOUSWILLMEETFROM PMAT the Surf City Community Center, 201 Community Center Dr. Call 328.4887 for more information s4HE#OASTAL0ENDER2OTARY#LUBMEETSEACH7EDNESDAY at 12:30 p.m. at the Olde Point Country Club, 513 Country Club Drive in Hampstead. s4HE (AMPSTEAD 7OMENS #LUB MEETS THE SECOND Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the HWC Building at 14435 U.S. Hwy. 17 in Hampstead. Everyone is welcome. Call 740225-2705 for more information. Thursday November 15 s4HE+IWANIS#LUBOF (AMPSTEADWILLMEETATAMAT the Sawmill Grill on Hwy. 17 in Hampstead. s!LCOHOLICS !NONYMOUS WILL MEET FROM NOON  PM AT the Surf City Community Center. Call 328.4887 for more information. s7OMEN IN .ETWORKING MEETING EVERY 4HURSDAY FROM 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Olde Point Country Club. s!L !NONMEETS4HURSDAYSATPMAT"ARLOW6ISTA"APtist Church annex, 22340 U.S. Hwy. 17 Hampstead. Friday November 16 s0ENDER#OUNTY-USEUMOPEN PM s4HE-ARINE#ORPS,EAGUE $ETACHMENTMEETSFOR breakfast at the Sawmill Grill in Hampstead at 8 a.m. each Friday.

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Weaver Continued from page 4A parents who are willing to be mommies and daddies, who will teach their kids right and wrong, get them in church, set a good example, and nurture good citizens. Barring thatâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;we need more parents like who unashamedly instruct their

children to fight back with a furor if there is no alternative. There are times thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what it takes to change a bullyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s path. Bullies are like wolves preying on a flock of sheepâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but sometimes, if the sheep are willing to dispute the issue, the wolves move on. And occasionally those sheep might not even need a big black lunchbox.


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Pender County Schools cut the ribbon of the Duke Energy STEAM Center at West Pender Middle School Nov. 1. The district thanks its partners at Duke Energy for awarding a $50,000 grant to launch this program at WPM. Board of Education Chair Kenneth Lanier and John Elliott, Director of Government and Community Relations at Duke Energy, cut the ribbon of the Duke Energy STEAM Center with West Pender Middle School students and staff.

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By Karen Soto Special to the Post & Voice After a month-long delay, thanks to two hurricanes, thirteen of our totally rehabbed patients are finally back home. Normally released from our local beaches which were not only closed but littered with debris after the hurricanes we had to scramble to make other arrangements to get these critters out before the waters got too cold. The last thing we wanted was to have them turning right around and showing up as cold-stuns before we even got back to the hospital. On Oct. 16 several of our volunteers carefully loaded a mix of greens and Kemp’s into transport tubs for the trip. After packing our hospital van and several SUV’s with turtles and humans they were off to Wrightsville Beach where they boarded dive boat Aquatic Safaris. Our thanks yet again to Captain Paul Gregory and hospital volunteer Joe Heidel for coordinating these efforts. This isn’t the first time, nor most likely not the last time that the boat was flying the “Tortuga Express” flag. Waters and winds that day were amazingly calm so the short trip through Masonboro Inlet and out about fifteen miles was a nice ride for everyone on board, Once the perfect spot was reached the critters were kissed goodbye. Yes – we often kiss them gently on the heads – but only the little ones! We prefer to think of it as building our immune systems. After a final farewell they were placed overboard

where they shot through the water “like their tails were on fire” according to reports from our hospital volunteers. But wait – there’s more. Just not at the moment. We have a gang of very large loggerheads who are very close to getting their release papers from Dr. Harms. Later this year, or early next year a trip to the edge of the Gulf Stream waters with these behemoths on board is in the offing. We’re definitely going to need a bigger boat next time. We’re finally open for tours again. Through midDecember we will open on our fall schedule/hours of two days a week, Thursdays and Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. We will not be open on Thanksgiving but will

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The Krispy Kreme sign By Rev. Ken Smith Contributing Writer The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined. Isaiah 9:2 Then Jesus spoke to them again: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows Me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life. John 8:12 On July 13, 1937, the first Krispy Kreme store opened for business in WinstonSalem. The companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success and quick rise to popularity were due both to the personal history of

Vernon Rudolph, its owner, and the larger cultural history of doughnuts in America. However, when the first doughnuts were produced, they were made for the wholesale market instead of their now famous retail stores. If you were to visit that first Krispy Kreme location you would discover whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s missing is the now ever poplar â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hot Now!â&#x20AC;? sign. Krispy Kreme stores began installing their â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hot Now!â&#x20AC;? signs which lit up when fresh doughnuts were being produced in order to catch customersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; attention. You can ask

my wife if the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hot Now!â&#x20AC;? sign attracts my attention and she would affair in the positive. However, there are times that light is not on and I will just drive by without stopping for a doughnut. Now compare how that light gets our attention to Jesus, the light of the world. About 730 years before the birth of Jesus, Assyria reached the peak of its power. Eventually it took Israel into captivity and that would bring great sorrow, despair and hopelessness among the Israelites. That is when Isaiah would declare his prophecy found in Isaiah 9:2. The Israelites felt trapped in utter darkness. Their gloomy presences

made it impossible for them to imagine anything but a dismal future. They felt betrayed by inept kings who had led them astray, and in despair because of the political and military changes overtaking their society. They also felt abandoned by God, who had promised their ancestor, Abraham that they would succeed. They wondered how God cold let pagan leaders and their armies subjugate the Holy Land. When Isaiah made his prophesy about a great light, it seemed incomprehensible to them. As prisoners, how could they rejoice? As captives, what plunder could they divide? In exile, what harvest could they produce? Finally they

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cancer treatment centers in New Hanover County. Drivers of any age will be considered and training will be provided. Background and DMV checks are required. Most rides will occur Monday-Friday. Experience from other counties indicates that drivers might be called on once or twice a month to provide transportation based on their availability. Interested potential volunteers are encouraged to contact Barbara Mullins at RSVP at 910-259-9119, ext. 329 or at

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church, which was severely damaged during the hurricane. Enjoy a great meal, fellowship, and support Hampstead United Methodist Church in its time of need. HUMC is a located at 15395 Hwy 17 N. in Hampstead.

The Pender Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) has developed a new partnership with the American Cancer Society (ACS) to provide no cost transportation for Pender County cancer patients to treatment centers in New Hanover County. The program is part of the ACS Road to Recovery Program and is for cancer patients who have no other means of transportation to and from their cancer treatment appointments. Volunteer drivers will donate their time and vehicle to transport cancer patients to and from their

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Hampstead United Methodist Men will serve a low country boil and a Brunswick stew Nov. 10 from 4-6 p.m. at the youth center behind the church. A bake sale will also be held from 2-6 p.m. The proceeds from both events will be used to rebuild and repair the

As a follower of the Light of the World we should shine His light into the darkest corners of our world. I encourage you to remember that Christ has called you to be an agent of peace, benevolence, compassion and love. The Krispy Kreme light might not always be shining, but I promise you that the light of Christ will never go out.

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realized Isaiah was talking about the future, a time when God would save them from their oppressors and from their own disloyalty. Today, we realize that Isaiah was also predicting the coming of Jesus Christ, the one true Messiah. Because He is the Light of the World, no darkness is a match for Him. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t then during the time of Isaiah and it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t now and it never will be.


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18577 NC 53 E, Kelly, NC â&#x20AC;˘ 910-669-2488

Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Worship: 11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Discipleship Training: 6:00 p.m. Pastor Lamont Hemminger


3107 Union Chapel Rd. â&#x20AC;˘ Currie, NC 28435 Pastor Roger Barnes


Sunday School: 10 a.m. Worship Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday Prayer Service & Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible Study: 6:30 p.m.

Sunday Worship Service with Holy Eucharist: 11 a.m.

Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church begins at 11:15 Community Bible Study, Wednesdays from 6-7:00 P.M.




Rev. Roger Malonda Nyimi, Pastor Sunday: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. Mass Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. Mass Thursday 8:30 a.m. Mass

An Episcopal - Lutheran Community 506 S. McNeil Street, Burgaw, NC 28425 910.259.5541

28396 Hwy. 210 W. â&#x20AC;˘ Currie (1/2 mile from Moores Creek Battlefield)

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Sunday School: Sunday 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship Service: 11:00 a.m. Adult Bible Study: 9:30-10:15 a.m. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Biblical Studies (ages 3-12) from 10:45-11:30 a.m. Worship: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Breakfast, 2nd Sunday of Each Month, 8-9 a.m. Ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Circle, 2nd Monday of Each Month, 6:30-8 p.m. RILEYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH Choir Practice & Bible Study, Tues., 7:30-9 p.m. Youth Group Every Other Wed. 6-7:30 p.m. 19845 NC Hwy. 210, Rocky Point, NC 28457 910-675-2127 Jim Herchenhahn / Pastor ROCKY POINT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Worship Services: 8:30 a.m. & 10:50 a.m. Youth each Sunday at 6:00 p.m. located at the intersection of Hyw. 117 & 210 Pastor Mark Murphy Wednesday evenings: Meal at 6:00 p.m. / Study for all ages 7:00 p.m. Services: Sunday at 10 a.m. Bible Study: Tuesday at 6 p.m. WESTVIEW UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CALVARY CHAPEL COMMUNITY CHURCH 5610 Hwy. 53 W â&#x20AC;˘ Burgaw, NC 28425 (Across from Pender High) 54 Camp Kirkwood Rd. â&#x20AC;˘ Watha, NC 28478 â&#x20AC;˘ 910-448-0919 Pastor Fred Roberts Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m. Pastor: Tony Fontana Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sun. Worship: 11 a.m. & 7 p.m. MISSION BAPTIST CHURCH Bible Study: Wednesday 7 p.m. Youth Group: Wednesday 7:00 p.m.

607 S. Walker Street â&#x20AC;˘ Burgaw, NC 28425

Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Evening Dinner at 6:00 p.m. and classes at 6:45 p.m.


14201 Hwy. 50/210 â&#x20AC;˘ Surf City, NC 28445 â&#x20AC;˘ 910-328-4422 Services: 8 a.m. and 9:20 a.m. Sunday School: 10:45 a.m.


110 E. Bridgers Street, Burgaw, NC 28425 â&#x20AC;˘ 910-259-2295 Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m.


â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Church on the Hillâ&#x20AC;? (910) 329-3761 22340 US Hwy 17 N Hampstead, NC 28443

Sunday School 9:45 a.m . â&#x20AC;˘ Worship Service at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

JORDANS CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 4670 Stag Park Rd. â&#x20AC;˘ Burgaw, NC 28425 â&#x20AC;˘ 910-259-5735 Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study: 7 p.m.


Bible Based Community Fellowship NEW Pender County Location 16660 Hwy 17 N. â&#x20AC;˘ Hampstead, NC 28443 (American Legion Building) 910-526-7890 Pastor: Monte Suggs Services Sunday at 10 a.m. and Thursday at 7:30 p.m.


100 E. Bridgers Street â&#x20AC;˘ Burgaw, NC 28425 â&#x20AC;˘ 910-259-4310 Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship Service 11 a.m. Wednesday evenings: Meal at 6 p.m. Prayer and Bible study for children, youth and adults 6:45 p.m.

1303 Hwy. 117 â&#x20AC;˘ Burgaw, NC â&#x20AC;˘ 910-259-2601

CAPE FEAR COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP (CF2) 10509 US Hwy. 117 S., Rocky Point Business Park Rocky Point, NC â&#x20AC;˘ 910-232-7759 Worship Hours: Sunday Morning, 11 a.m. Wednesday Night, 6 p.m. Pastor: Dr. Ernie Sanchez


18737 Hwy 17 North, Hampstead â&#x20AC;˘ 910-270-1477 Rev. John Durbin, Pastor

Weekend Mass Schedule: Hampstead - SAT 5 p.m., SUN 9 a.m. Surf City - SAT 5 p.m., SUN 9 & 11 a.m. (through Labor Day) Daily Mass - Hampstead: TUES & WED 4p.m., THURS & FRI 9 a.m. Confessions SAT 4-4:30 p.m. or by appt.

CHAPEL BY THE BAY IN LANIERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CAMPGROUND 216 Michigan Avenue â&#x20AC;˘ Holly Ridge, N.C. 28445 910-328-6252 Pastor: Don Myers Associate Pastor: Nathan Swartz Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Evening Service 6:00 p.m. Wednesday: Bible Study 5:45 p.m. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church 6:15 p.m. Choir Practice 7:00 p.m. Thursday: Youth Group 6:30 p.m.

BLAKEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CHAPEL ADVENT CHRISTIAN CHURCH 88 Blakes Chapel Road â&#x20AC;˘ Hampstead, NC 28443 910-270-2576 Rev. Steve Spearing, Pastor Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Find Us on Facebook E-mail Prayer Requests to:

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Jerry Lendwood McArtan Jerry Lendwood McArtan, 63, beloved husband, daddy, granddaddy, brother, and loyal friend left this earth way too soon, leaving a big hole in our hearts. Jerry was born April 12, 1955 in Harnett County, and passed away peacefully Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center after a brief bout with cancer. He was predeceased by his parents, Ralph McArtan and Mary Alice Gurganious McArtan Lucas. L e f t t o ch e r i s h h i s memory are his beloved wife, Helen Louise Spencer McArtan; son, Ralph Thom-

as McArtan; daughters, Cyndy Smith (Richard), Donna Bradshaw and Jewel Caison (Robert); grandchildren, Alayne Webber, Dylan Smith, Kaelyn Barton, Zachary Chadwick, and Alyssa Caison; brothers, Ronnie McArtan, Daniel McArtan and John McArtan (Dale); many extended family; and wonderful friends. A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018 at Watha Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church with The Rev. Clint Jones conducting the service. Following the service, the family received friends at he church. Shared memories and condolences may be sent

to the family at The family was served by Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw Chapel.

ample, and nurture good citizens. Barring that—we need more parents like who unashamedly instruct their children to fight back with a furor if there is no alternative. There are times that’s what it takes to

change a bully’s path. Bullies are like wolves preying on a flock of sheep—but sometimes, if the sheep are willing to dispute the issue, the wolves move on. And occasionally those sheep might not even need a big black lunchbox.

year and we are going to do all that we can to encourage them to do so. If funded by the N.C. General Assembly, this program will provide much needed cash flow to maintain agriculture and its multiplier effect for rural economies.” Initial estimates for crop damage and livestock losses to North Carolina’s agriculture industry are estimated at $1.1 billion and expected to grow. More than half the state’s 100

counties have received a Presidential-disaster declaration. The N.C. General Assembly directed the NCDA&CS to establish a Hurricane Florence Disaster Recovery plan in Session Law 2018136. The sign-up period will begin on Wednesday, Nov. 7, and will end on Dec. 10. For more information, visit or call 1-866-645-9403.

Andrew Martin “Drew” Hartwell BURGAW -- Andrew Martin “Drew” Hartwell, age 25 of Burgaw, passed from this earthly life Tuesday Oct. 30, 2018 in New Hanover County. He was born June 14, 1993 in Wake County. Drew is survived by his mother, Susan Herring and

husband Dean of Burgaw; father Martin Hartwell II and wife Kelly of Cary; brothers and sisters, Tyler Comar and wife Marissa of Hampstead, Christopher Hartwell and fiancée Brooke of Carolina Beach, Elizabeth Hartwell, Jason Hartwell, Corey Herring and wife Chelley all of Burgaw, Sydney Holland and husband Jeff of Rocky Point and Kayla Fimple of Charlotte; grandparents, Eugene and Peggy Roberts, Larry and Janet Hartwell, Morris and Shelia Herring and Bradley and Martha Hubinek; great grandmother Margaret “Mimi” Vanderhagen; uncles and aunts, Barry Roberts and Robin Tilley, Larry and Eydie Hartwell, Michael and Julia Ducatte, Tammy Upchurch and Bradley and Carrie Hubinek; great uncle and aunt Jim and Marianne Hartwell; cousins, Sara Ducatte, Renee Ducatte, Thomas Upchurch, McKenzie Roberts, Lonnie Roberts, Hollis and Brooks Hubinek, Davis, Mason, Marion and Dorothy Hartwell. He was predeceased by his uncle, Tommy Roberts and great grandparents Martin and Elizabeth Hartwell. A celebration of his life was held Saturday Nov. 3, 2018 at Westview United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be

given to the Pender County Humane Society and animal shelter PO box 626 Burgaw, NC 28425 Shared memories and condolences can be sent to the family at The family was served by Harrell’s Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

J P Wells WATHA -- J P Wells, 89, of Watha passed from his earthly life to his eternal rest Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center with his beloved family at his bedside. He was born Jan. 13, 1929 in Pender County, the son of the late Arthur Graham Wells and Liddie Betheny Rivenbark Wells. Also remembered are his brothers, Allen, W.E., Johnnie and Nathan Wells, all who preceded J P in death. J P leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 67 years, Sophie Owens Wells, daughters, Joan Johnson (Bob), Glenda Knowles (David) and Roxane Denny (Danny); sons, Jeffrey Wells (Angela) and Bryan Wells (Tina); grandchildren, James Johnson,

Brian Johnson, Shawn Knowles (Meredith), Lisa Jones (Ashley), Phillip Knowles (Janessa), Jacob Denny (Lauren), Josh Denny (Amber), Jeremy Wells (Stacy), Ashley Reynolds (Ryan), Amanda Wells, Alexa Bieber (Zach), and Brittney Brown (Brandon); 19 great grandchildren; sister, Deloris Chadwick; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. The family received friends at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw Chapel with service beginning at 11 a.m. The Rev. David Knowles conducted the service. Burial followed in Riverview Memorial Park. The family wishes to thank Lower Cape Fear Hospice staff, especially Felicia James and Joyce Messick for proving comfort to J P and his family in the weeks preceding his passing. It would be a wonderful tribute to J P if you would consider a memorial gift to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401. Shared memories and condolences may be sent to the family at The famly was served by Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home of Burgaw.

At kinson M ayor Ken Smith (above) administered the oath of office Nov. 1 to new town commissioner Denise Arnett Lewis. Lewis replaces Lorie Daniel, who moved. Smith presented Atkinson Volunteer Fire Department Chief Jason Turner (left) a proclamation to recognize the commitment of the Atkinson VFD during Hurricane Florence.


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look for far mers,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “Because of this storm, many areas of North Carolina’s Ag economy have run out of gas and we need to get the engine started again in rural North Carolina. I am concerned that some of our farmers will choose not to return to the fields next

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Bill Howard Outdoors

By Bill Howard Post & Voice Columnist

I have always considered myself as a hunter. My passion in my younger days consisted of a shotgun and a sky full of dove. I was a decent shot; however, my dad was a fantastic shot. I had seen him take a limit of birds with only one box of shells. A d d i n t h e f a c t my grandfather hunted big game around the world and you can see I could easily be intimidated by my family’s hunting prowess. In October of 2005 my grandfather, Papa as he was called, left this world to be in a better place. My dad had never been fortunate enough to go on a big game hunt with Papa, so that Christmas we decided we would a special hunt in part remembrance and honor of Papa, and in part to do something together that Papa and Dad never had. We debated over different species based on cost, distance, and timing. Eventually we decided on something I would call an American treasure. We chose the great bison, a truly magnificent beast with a history like no other animal in North America. The buffalo, as it is also called, is a herd animal, once nearly extinct but now with sustainable populations that with conservation efforts should never have to worry about endangerment again. We felt like this would be a fantastic first choice of a shared big game hunt. In simple terms we would need to spot a herd, and take an animal. North Dakota became our destination, as we found a guide who had a large land mass with free ranging bison occupying the grounds. Pingree, North Dakota to be more precise. Although it could be found on the map, we later found out it consisted of nothing more than a diner and a crossroad. We would take the hunt in November, during the Thanksgiving week, allowing me time for the hunt without exhausting all my

vacation days at work. Now I was searching for an identity in hunting. Again, when you g row up listening to the stories shared by my g randfather, and watching my dad nearly limit out before a bird ever gets by his zone of fire so you can pull the trigger, intimidation is immense. During the winter of 2005 I was introduced to the compound bow. After taking just a few shots, I felt a fire inside. Wow! This is what I wanted to do. This is how I wanted to hunt. I just needed to learn how and be good enough with the bow to hunt ethically. The winter and spring passed and by summer I was more comfortable with a bow than I was with a shotgun. I was consistent out to 60 yards, which was my goal for the bison hunt. I refrained from hunting anything with my bow until our trip to North Dakota, as I wanted the bison to be the first animal I took with a bow. But as with all good stories, there is always a setback. Mine occurred in late June of 2006. I began having pain in my left shoulder. Soon, the pain was great enough that I was losing sleep. I visited

several doctors and a rehabilitation facility but the pain would not subside. I eventually got to the point that I could not pick up a 2-liter soda with my left arm. I was only getting about 1 hour of sleep each day and that was with the help of drugs such as Percocet. Finally, one doctor recommended a neurosurgeon in Raleigh for me to see. After a few x-rays, and several attempts at MRI’s, we discovered several vertebrae collapsed on a nerve bundle that led to my left shoulder and arm. The pain had driven me to the point of tears, and during the 45-mile drive to Raleigh my wife had to stop the vehicle several times to allow me to get out and ‘walk it off ’, but the other concern was the loss of feeling in my fingers. The nerves were damaged but we were not sure how bad. When the surgeon suggested I have surgery soon, we agreed. When I asked how long before we have it, he responded that week. We had to stop the damage as soon as possible to prevent any permanent loss of feeling, if we were not too late already. I was not able to work for a couple of months after

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the surgery, so depression naturally set in. I was not drawing a paycheck, I could not do anything for the most part following the surgery, and I had that one other bit of knowledge sitting in the back of my mind; I had a bison hunt in North Dakota in just a few more months. Late August and early September I decided I was

The Town of Burgaw Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 5:30 PM in the Burgaw Municipal Building meeting room located at 109 N Walker Street in Burgaw. The purpose of the hearing is to receive public comment regarding consideration of an application for a conditional use permit for a Planned Building Group. Applicant, Auto Zone Development LLC. is proposing to construct an auto parts store on US-117 N, Parcel ID 3229-46-8374 and 3229-560229 zoned B-2 Gateway Overlay, Highway Business in Burgaw. All interested persons are invited to attend and oral and written comments are welcome. OPEN BURNING IS PROHIBITED Reminder to Burgaw town residents – Open burning of trash and yard debris is prohibited. Trash collection and yard debris pickup is available to all town residents. If you have any questions regarding open burning, please contact the Burgaw Fire Department (910) 259-7494. FOOD VENDORS WANTED FOR BLUEBERRY DROP The Town of Burgaw and the NC Blueberry Festival Association will be hosting the 1st Annual New Year’s Eve Blueberry Drop in Downtown Burgaw from 5:00-7:00 PM on December 31, 2018 and are in need of food vendors to attend the event. Applications for food vendors and food trucks can be found online at HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS November 23* Annual Christmas Tree Lighting 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM December 1 Christmas Home Tour 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM December 8 Santa’s Workshop 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM December 8 Annual Lighted Christmas Parade 5:30 PM December 15 Christmas on the Square 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM December 31 Blueberry Drop 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM For more information, please visit our website at *Note date change for the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting CALENDAR November 12 November 13 November 15 November 22-23 November 23

Town offices closed for Veterans Day Board of Commissioners Meeting Planning Board Meeting Town offices closed for Thanksgiving Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

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TOWN OF BURGAW Phone 910.259.2151 Fax 910.259.6644 Email: Web:

PENDER COUNTY GOVERNMENT NEWS WANTED! A FEW GOOD MEN & WOMEN! VOLUNTEER! The Pender County Board of Commissioners will consider appointments to the following Boards/Commissions/Committees: Name of Board Advisory Board of Health Board of Adjustment Pender Housing Initiative Board Industrial Facilities & Pollution Control Financing Auth. Pender Memorial Hospital Board Tourism Development Authority District 1 = Upper Topsail; Surf City District 2 = Scotts Hill; Lower Topsail District 3 = Rocky Point; Long Creek

# of Vacancies 3 2 2 7 2 2

Positions/Categories Dentist***, Engineer***, Optometrist*** District 3, District 4 Low Income Rep., Private Sector Rep. Business/Insurance/Attorney/Banking District 2 District 2, District 5

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 or write or call Melissa Long, Clerk to the Board, PO Box 5, Burgaw, NC 28425 (910) 259-1200, and complete an application.





1. Pender County Road Naming and Number Ranges: Under the authority and provision of General Statute 153A-239.1, a county may by ordinance rename a road and reassign street numbers. The Pender County Board of Commissioners will consider approval of the following road name and number range: ROAD NAME




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For questions regarding this item, call Pender County Information Technology Dept., 805 S. Walker St., Burgaw, NC 28425 (910.259.1442)

NOTICE OF SUBMISSION TO THE PENDER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS PF PROPO SED UNIFORM SCHEDULE OF VALUES, STANDARD, AND RULES FOR THE 2019 C OUNTY-WIDE REAPPRAISAL TAKE NOTICE that the proposed Uniform Schedules of Values, Standards and Rules to be used in appraising real property in Pender County at is true value and at its present-use value has been submitted to the Pender County Board of Commissioners on October 15, 2018 and are available for public inspection on the office of the County Assessor 300 East Freemont St Burgaw North Carolina and also are available on the County Assessors’s website at A public hearing will be held by the Board of County Commissioners on Monday, November 19, 2018, at 4:30 or soon thereafter as the agenda allows, in the meeting chamber of the Pender County Board of Commissioners 805 S Walker St, Burgaw, NC 28425, for considering the proposed Schedules. The final Schedules will be adopted by the Board of County Commissioners no earlier than seven (7) days following the public hearing.

a 65 lb draw, I was not able to pull back 35 lbs when I first started back. But I had reason to prevail. By the first week of November I was not only shooting as well as I had before, but I was now shooting at 75 lb draw weight, and I was shooting consistently out to 70 yards. Part two of this story will continue next week.

Pender County Register of Deeds is a Passport Acceptance Facility U.S. citizens planning international travel may apply for your U.S. Passport at the Pender County Register of Deeds Office.

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going to beat the pain and get my head on straight. I grabbed my bow, something I had not done since June, and turned the draw weight down as far as I could. I would guess there were no more than a couple of threads inserted through the limbs into the riser of the bow. Even though I was practicing everyday prior with

Separate sealed bids for the construction of the Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrades will be received at the Surf City Town Hall, 201 Community Center Drive, Surf City, NC 28445, until 2:00 pm local time on Thursday November 15, 2018, at which time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read in the Town Hall. The Project consists of constructing the following major items: 

Installation of two multi-rake bar screens, channel improvements, grating repair, electrical improvements, SCADA integration, and other related improvements at the headworks.

Installation of one new discfilter, improvements to the two existing disc filters, piping modifications, new stairs and walkway, electrical improvements, SCADA integration, and other related improvements.

Bids will be received for a single prime Contract. Bids shall be on a unit price basis and will be awarded based on total bid price for all work. Complete Bidding Documents may be obtained at the Issuing Office of the Engineer upon payment of a deposit of $250.00 for each set. With request for Bidding Documents supply the following information: Company name, contact person, street address, and phone and fax numbers for Bidding office; N. C. contractor’s license with limitation and classification; indicate if the firm will be a Bidder, Supplier or Sub-Contractor. Registered Bidders who return full sets of the Bidding Documents in good condition (suitable for re-use) within ten (10) days after receipt of Bids will receive a full refund and any registered Non-Bidder, upon returning such a set in good condition within ten (10) days, will be refunded one-half of the plan deposit. The date that the Bidding Documents are transmitted by the Issuing Office will be considered the Bidder’s date of receipt of the Bidding Documents. Partial sets of Bidding Documents will not be available from the Issuing Office. Neither Owner nor Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Bidding Documents, including Addenda if any, obtained from sources other than the Issuing Office. Prospective Bidders may examine the Bidding Documents at the Issuing Office and Owner’s office on Mondays through Fridays during normal business hours and at:  Metrolina Minority Contractor’s Resource Center, Charlotte, N. C.  McGraw Hill Dodge Company (online)  CMD Group, offices in Norcross, GA. SUR1701: 01/12/18 EJCDC® C-111 - Page 1 Advertisement for Bids Copyright © 2013 National Society of Professional Engineers, American Council of Engineering Companies, and American Society of Civil Engineers. All rights reserved.

11/8/2018 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS THE PENDER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING AS FOLLOWS: DATE OF HEARINGS: November 19, 2018 TIME OF HEARINGS: 7:00 p.m. LOCATION OF HEARINGS: THE PUBLIC HEARING NOTED WILL BE HELD IN THE PUBLIC MEETING ROOM AT THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE BUILDING ROOM 145, 805 SOUTH WALKER STREET, BURGAW, N.C. 28425 Conditional Zoning Map Amendment RHH Land Investors, applicant, on behalf of Lanwillo Development Co., owner, is requesting the approval of a Zoning Map Amendment for a conditional rezoning of two (2) tracts totaling approximately ±18.00 acres from RP, Residential Performance zoning district to RM-CD4, Residential Mixed Conditional zoning district 4, as part of a Master Development Plan that also totals ±18.00 acres. This request is to allow for 49 single family, detached residential dwellings. The subject properties are located approximately 1,000 feet to the east of US HWY 17 and west of, and adjacent to, the intersection of Deerfield Drive (SR 1673) and Creekview Drive (SR 1674), in the Topsail Township and may be further identified by Pender County PINs: 3282-73-8614-0000; and 3282-83-0888-0000. Special Use Permit Optima Towers IV, LLC., applicant, on behalf of H. Allen Wooten et al., owner, is requesting the approval of a Special Use Permit for the construction and operation of a telecommunication facility. The subject property is zoned RA, Rural Agricultural zoning district and according to the Pender County Unified Development Ordinance §5.2.3 Table of Permitted Uses; telecommunication facilities are permitted via Special Use Permit in the RA, Rural Agricultural zoning district. There is one (1) tract associated with this request totaling approximately ±85.29 acres. The subject property is located at 4559 NC Highway 53 W, approximately ±2,165 feet (0.41 miles) west of the intersection of NC HWY 53 W and New Savannah Road (SR 1340), in the Burgaw Township. The subject property may be further identified by Pender County PIN 3208-18-5058-0000. Special Use Permit Crooked Run Solar, LLC, applicant, on behalf of Harold Lee Pollock Trustee for James Bryan Peterson et al., owner, is requesting the approval of a Major Revision to an existing Special Use Permit (SUP-2018-1) to include an additional site access point to aid in the construction and operation of a previously approved solar farm (NAICS 221119). The subject property is zoned RA, Rural Agricultural zoning district and according to the Pender County Unified Development Ordinance §5.2.3 Table of Permitted Uses; Other Electric Power Generation (NAICS 221119) is permitted via Special Use Permit in the RA, Rural Agricultural zoning district. There is one (1) tract associated with this revision that includes an additional site access via a private farm road on the property owner’s parcel (Pender County PIN 3304-21-8773-0000), totaling approximately ±3.09 acres. The subject property and proposed access site are located approximately ±1,093 feet (0.21 miles) east of the intersection of NC HWY 11 and Willard Road (SR 1001) in the Union Township. The subject property may be further identified by Pender County PIN: 3304-21-8773-0000. Special Use Permit Old North State Water Company, LLC, applicant and owner, is requesting a Major Revision to their previously approved SUP (07-06-18-19) to expand the service district and continued operation of a wastewater treatment facility (NAICS 221320) ‘Sewage Treatment Facility’. The subject properties are currently zoned RP, Residential Performance zoning district and according to the Pender County Unified Development Ordinance §5.2.3 Table of Permitted Uses, Sewage Treatment Facilities (NAICS 221320) are permitted via Special Use Permit in the RP, Residential Performance zoning district. There are two (2) tracts associated with this revision, totaling approximately ±5.39 acres. The subject properties are located along the south side of Dan Owen Drive (Private) near the terminus of Chuckanut Drive (Private) and the terminus of Milne Way (Private). They are approximately ±0.5 miles east of the intersection of US HWY 17 and NC HWY 210 within the Majestic Oaks subdivision in the Topsail Township. The subject properties may be further identified by Pender County PINs: 3292-05-6741-0000 and 3292-05-8598-0000. For Additional Information: Contact Pender County Planning & Community Development 805 S Walker St Burgaw, NC 28425 Phone 910 259-1202

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Legal Notices NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administratrix for the Estate of the late Tyrel Lyle Genoff of Pender County, North Carolina, the undersigned does hereby notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the estate of said decedent to present them, in writing, to the undersigned at c/o Abby L. Adams, Kohut & Adams, P.A., P.O. Box 269, Wilmington, North Carolina 28402 on or before the 18th day of January, 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 settlement with the undersigned. This the 18th day of October, 2018. Chelsea Genoff, Administratrix for the Estate of Tyrel Lyle Genoff Abby L. Adams KOHUT & ADAMS, P.A. 513 Market Street Wilmington, NC 28401 PO Box 269 Wilmington, NC 28402 #8399 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8/2018

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, PENDER COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION Having qualified as Executrix of the estate of Frances M. Wynne, deceased, of Pender County, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said decedent, Frances M. Wynne, to present them to the undersigned on or before January 31, 2019 at P.O. Box 761, South Boston, VA 24592 or be barred from recovery. All persons indebted to said estate, please make immediate payment. This the 25th day of October, 2018. Margaret W. Bost P.O. Box 761 South Boston, VA 24592 #8402 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15/2018 NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, PENDER COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION Having qualified as Executor of the estate of Jacqueline Jane Loveland, deceased, of Pender County, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said decedent, Jacqueline Jane Loveland to present them to the undersigned on or before January 31, 2019 to Emmett Todd Nunes, Executor, c/o Price & Williams PA, 5725 Oleander Drive, Suite C-3, Wilmington, NC 28403 or be barred from recovery. All persons indebted to said estate, please make immediate payment. This the 25th day of October, 2018. Emmett Todd Nunes, Executor James S. Price, Attorney for Executor Price & Williams PA, 5725 Oleander Drive, Suite C-3 Wilmington, NC 28403 #8401 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15/2018

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Jeffrey Semar, 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 Kenneth Ording, P.O. Box 2683, Surf City, NC 28445, on or before the 31st day of January, 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. This the 25th day of October, 2018 Dianne Semar Executor of the Estate of Jeffrey Semar Kenneth Ording, Attorney at Law Kenneth Ording, P.C. P.O. Box 2683, Surf City, NC 28445 14210 NC Highway 50, Hampstead, NC 28445 910-329-0214 #8403 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15/2018 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF PENDER NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS – File 18 E 418 The undersigned, having been duly qualified as Administrator C.T.A. of the Estate of HASCEL RAY BENTON of Pender County, North Carolina, hereby notifies all persons having claims against said Estate to present them to the undersigned at A-3 Pleasure Island Plaza, Carolina Beach, North Carolina 28428, on or before the 14thth day of January, 2019, or this Notice shall be pleaded in bar of any recovery. All persons indebted to said Estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 8th day of October, 2018. David William Benton, Administrator C.T.A. NED M. BARNES ATTORNEY AT LAW A-3 PLEASURE ISLAND PLAZA CAROLINA BEACH, N. C. 28428 (910) 458-4466 #8390 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8/2018 NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS OF ESTELLE DORMAN BATCHELOR The undersigned, having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Estelle Dorman Batchelor late a resident of Pender County, North Carolina, hereby notifies all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to present them to the undersigned before January 26, 2019, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. Anyone indebted to said estate should make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 25th day of October, 2018. Ms. Judith Bullard Theodora A. Vaporis, Attorney c/o Black, Slaughter & Black, P.A. PO Box 41027 Greensboro, NC 27404-1027 #8404 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15/2018 AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 18 SP 54 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Kenneth W. Horne and

Legal Notices Legal Notices Martha S. Horne (Marth S. Horne, deceased) to Roscoe L. Hanner and Terry J. Miller, Trustee(s), dated the 17th day of February, 2000, and recorded in Book 1566, Page 308, in Pender County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Pender County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door in the City of Burgaw, Pender County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 2:00 PM on November 27, 2018 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Pender, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING ALL of Lot 14R as shown on a map of Alexander Williams Subdivision recorded in map Book 32 at Page 109 of the Pender County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 205 Sunshine Road, Burgaw, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §45-21.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that party must pay the excise tax, as well as the court costs of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or prior encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, 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. 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. Additional Notice for Residential Property with Less than 15 rental units, including Single-Family Residential Real Property 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 foreclosure 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 not more than 90 days, after the sale date contained in this 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 the termination. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE c/o Hutchens Law Firm P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 Case No: 1235946 (FC.FAY) #8407 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22/2018

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS OF JAMES T. ALLEY 18 E 428 Having qualified as Ancillary Administrator CTA of the Estate of James T. Alley, deceased of Macon, Georgia, 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 16th day of January, 2019, 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 18th day of October, 2018. Charles Alley, Ancillary Administrator CTA of the Estate of James T. Alley c/o Lawrence S. Boehling Attorney at Law P.O. Box 1416 Burgaw, NC 28425 910-259-3334 #8391 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8/2018 NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS OF LEOLA JACOBS 18 E 256 Having qualified as Personal Representative of the Estate of Leola Jacobs, deceased, of 8036 Piney Woods Road, Willard, 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 January 30, 2019 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned. Dated October 24, 2018. Edna Allison, Personal Representative c/o Corbett & Fisler P. O. Drawer 727 Burgaw, NC 28425-0727 #8408 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22/2018 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF PENDER IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION COURT FILE #: 18-CVS-990 PENDER COUNTY Plaintiff(s), v. DAVIDSON J. STEPHENSON, owner et. al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS AND/OR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST TO GWENDOLYN STEPHENSON 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 10.6 acres, Parcel ID Number 2394-57-4789-0000 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 December 10, 2018. This day, October 19, 2018. 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); #8409 11/1, 11/8, 11/15/2018 NOTICE OF INTENT TO LEASE SHELLFISH BOTTOM AND WATER COLUMN AMENDMENT, THOMAS CANNON NO. 1946474/1946482, SALTY ROOTS OYSTER, LLC, WILLIAM S. BURRELL (AGENT) NO.1960558/1960566, CAPE FEAR OYSTER COMPANY, LLC DAVID WORTMAN (AGENT) NO. 1961911/1961929, WILLIAM PRIDGEN NO. 1947084 IN PUBLIC WATER OF PENDER COUNTY

Notice is hereby given that Thomas Cannon has filed an application to lease approximately 2.17 acres, located near Green Channel in Pender County. Salty Roots Oyster, LLC, Keith William Burrell (Agent) has filed an application to lease approximately 1.08 acres, located near Butler Creek in Pender County. Cape Fear Oyster Company, LLC, David Wortman (Agent) has filed an application to lease approximately 0.84 acres, located near Butler Creek in Pender County. Notice is hereby given that William Pridgen has filed an application to lease approximately 1.05 acres, located near Long Point Channel in Pender County. The areas will be marked at each corner as a Proposed Shellfish Bottom and/or Water Column Amendment 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, December 4, 2018 at 6:00 PM at the: Surf City Visitor’s Center, 102 North Shore Drive, Surf City, 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 December 3, 2018 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

Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices 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. 113202(f) this the 31st day of October 2018. By authority of the Secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality. Stephen H. Murphey Director of Marine Fisheries #8510 11/8, 11/15/2018 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY PENDER IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION JUVENILE SESSION FILE NOS.: 18 JA 42 18 JT 42 In the Matter of: Safe Pender County Surrender. a minor child To: The Respondent Father and Mother of a male child born on June 22, 2018, in Pender County, North Carolina. NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS OF PUBLICATION. Take notice that a PLEADING seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-entitled action. The nature of the relief being sought is Adjudication/Disposition for Neglect and Dependency and Termination of Parental Rights filed by the Pender County Department of Social Services. You are required to make defense to such pleadings no later than the 17th day of December, 2018. Said date being forty days from the first publication of this Notice; and upon your failure to do so, the party seeking service against you will apply to the Court for the relief sought. You are entitled to attend the hearing affecting your parental rights. You are entitled to have an attorney appointed by the Court if you cannot afford one, provided that you request an attorney at or before the time of the hearing. You may contact the Clerk of Juvenile Court for Burgaw, North Carolina to request counsel. This is notice to the above-named respondents that FAILURE TO APPEAR may result in a decision adverse to your parental rights and adverse to any custodial or visitation rights. This the 29th day of October, 2018. Tonya Lacewell Turner, Attorney for Pender County Department of Social Services 810 S. Walker Street P.O. Box 1207 Burgaw, N.C. 28425 (910) 663-3763 #8413 11/8, 11/15, 11/22/18

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, PENDER COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION Having qualified as Executor of the estate of Joseph Glenn Sandy, deceased, of Pender County, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said decedent, Joseph Glenn Sandy, to present them to the undersigned on or before February 14, 2019 at 608 South Loraine Circle, Wilmington, NC 28412 or be barred from recovery. All persons indebted to said estate, please make immediate payment. This the 8th day of November, 2018. Tyler Sandy 608 South Loraine Circle Wilmington, NC 28412 #8411 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29/18

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, PENDER COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION Having qualified as Executor of the estate of Willie Crae Pridgen, Sr, deceased, of Pender County, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said decedent, Willie Crae Pridgen, Sr, to present them to the undersigned on or before February 14, 2019 at 726 Balcombe Road, Rocky Point, NC 28457 or be barred from recovery. All persons indebted to said estate, please make immediate payment. This the 8th day of November, 2018. Sylvia Diane Martin 726 Balcombe Road Rocky Point, NC 28457 #8412 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29/18

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Illegal dumps a problem in Pender By Andy Pettigrew Post & Voice Publisher Illegal dumping sites are springing up across Pender County, according to Emergency Management Tom Collins. “There is a lot of illegal dumping on Hwy. 53 and some along Point Caswell Road,” Collins said. “It’s created a major headache for us now.” Much of the ille g al dumping is on private property and not along the state right-of-way. Collins says when dumping takes

place on private property, the county’s debris contractors cannot pick up the materials. “To pick it up, we have to obtain a ruling from FEMA and the state, and it has to be ruled a public health hazard, which it will be,” Collins said. “It presents a problem to us.” The collection of construction and demolition debris will run longer than the vegative debris collection, due to the time it will take to repair and rebuild homes. Tearing out and rebuilding homes is a slow

process, with insurance claims running behind due to the volume of claims filed. Collins says the issue of destroyed moble homes, debris from the destruction of an entire home, and commercial debris remains to be resolved. “Mobil homes, demolition of whole homes, and commercial debris is something we are going to have to deal with. We need these questions answered to know if we will be reimbursed for it,” Collins said.

Volunteers needed to help with rebuild By Andy Pettigrew Post & Voice Editor Pender County Emergency Management Director Tom Collins made a plea for volunteers to help with the enormous task to rebuilding homes in Pender County. According to the N.C. Baptist Men Disaster Relief working in Pender County, about 380 homes in the county need to be cleaned out and rebuilt.

“They are in need to volunteers to help muck these homes out. It’s not a clean job,” Collins said. “We are in dire need and we are trying to help the Baptist Men find people willing to do this.” Collins says volunteers are coming from across the United States to help in Pender County. Volunteers are provided with protective clothing for the jobs. Rebuilding homes that

have been flooded takes time. “Once you muck a house out, then go in and kill the mold. Then it has to dry out before you can build back, because if you don’t, the mold will return. It takes a couple of months for it to dry out,” Collins said. Individuals or groups wanting to volunteer can contact the county’s volunteer coordinator, Olivia Dawson, at 259-0311.

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Pirates clinch playoff spot with win over Scorpions By Lee Wagner Post & Voice Sports Writer Three down, one to go! That is what the Topsail High School football team finds itself contemplating as it enters the final week of the regular season. Wins over 3A foes North, South, and West Brunswick have set up a showdown with defending state 3A champion New Hanover this Friday. At stake is the MidEastern 3A/4A Conference’s No. 1 3A seed in the upcoming NCHSAA 3A state playoffs – against a team the Pirates have never beaten. Topsail put themselves in this position with an easier-than-anticipated 4327 win over former Topsail Coach Bryan Davis and the North Brunswick Scorpions on the backs of a solid defense and the running of junior Noah LaValle, who racked up 212 yards on 15 carries (14.1 per-carry-average) while finding the end zone three times on Homecoming evening. While a 16-point differential may not appear to be a blow out, the Scorpions (2-8, 1-5) got 69 of their total of 268 offensive yards on the third play of

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Pirate running back Noah LaValle (above) blasts through the North Brunswick defense for a touchdown. Hayden Walsh (below right) drags three North Brunswick defenders into the endzone. the game when quarterback Robmell Lowery hit Kwesi Clarke with a short swing pass and the speedy running back outran the Pirate defense to the end

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In My Opinion When the TraskSouthwest Onslow football game kicked off last Friday Night, it was just the second home game that the school had hosted while the kids were in school all season. Hurricane Florence messed up everybody’s schedule. The Titans first home game of the year was before school had started. The other games were played while the kids were out because of storm damage. This has been a very unusual season to say the least. The Titans season as a whole has been strange. The team lost what was considered to be their best player a week or so before the season started and another projected starter left a couple of days later. Then the Titans started what was expected to be another great season with an 0-3 record. Some say it was due to the transfers. I believe that to be true. Some say it was because of the storm. However, those three losses were before the storm. At the beginning of the year one of the Titan coaches told me that the offense was three games away from being good. It took three games before they came into their own. I have refrained

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from writing about the transfer. I have friends on both sides of the fence. Trask Coach Johnathan Taylor has not talked about it after the initial shock wore off. He has not used the loss of the best player on his team as an excuse. He has simply said he was concerned with the kids that were there. Trask is 4-6 overall. Without the transfer they would be 8-2 or 9-1. That is not a knock on the kid that left or the kids that are at Trask. it is simply a fact. My take on the whole thing is simple. It happened. It would be easy to blame someone for the whole deal. I am not into the blame game. I wish the best for all concerned. However, I was looking forward to the Titans marching through the schedule and meeting up with Southwest Onslow at full strength. It didn’t happen and I think it’s a shame.

Titans drop two conference games; Croatan, Southwest Onslow By Bobby Norris Post & Voice Sports Writer

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Trask fought hard, but found tough going against top-ranked Southwest Onslow.

The Heide Trask Titan football teams 2018 schedule has been very unreliable to say the least. With Hurricane Florence wreaking havoc on the area school calendar, the Titans found themselves playing on Monday yet again, with a Friday showdown with Southwest just four days afterward. The Rocky Point Titans fell to a hard charging Croatan team 63-36 on Monday before dropping a 49-0 matchup with the first place Stallions. In the Croatan game, the Titans found themselves making the trip to Carteret County Monday afternoon after rain forced the delay the previous Friday. It was a tie game after one

quarter of play before the Cougars erupted for 35 points in the second stanza. Trask managed two touchdowns in the second period and went into the break trailing 42-21. The third quarter was relatively quiet with Croatan scoring just one time. However, the fireworks erupted again in the final quarter of play with the Titans holding a 15-14 advantage. Senior quarterback Jake Johnson rushed for a career high 269 yards, finding the end zone four times to lead the Titan offense. Trask rushed for 424 yards in the Coastal 8 game. Foster Williamson led the defense with 13 tackles including two for losses. Khamari Gorham had 10 stops while Mac Richardson had nine tackles.

Four days later the Titans hosted a Southwest team that had held its last three opponents and four of its last five conference foes scoreless. The Titans were looking to right the ship against what could be the best team they have faced this year. Former Titan B.J. Jordan came to Titan town with 1,704 yards rushing. He had scored 25 touchdowns. Trask was looking to slow him down. What the Titans didn’t plan on was that the Stallions would throw the football. Senior signal caller Ethan Barbee was 7-for-12 for 298 yards with two touchdown passes and Jordan found the end zone three times with Southwest Onslow coming away with a 49-0 win.

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Pender County Pigskin Preview By Bobby Norris Post & Voice Sports Writer This is the final week of the regular season. it appears as if Topsail will be the only team that will advance to the playoffs. That means that the Trask Titans and the Pender Patriots will be playing for bragging rights this week. This is their playoffs.

Pender hosts Trask It would appear that this would be a mismatch. The Titans are 4-6 overall and

3-3 in the conference while the Patriots have won just one game this year. Well folks, you can throw those records out the window. This will be what I call a slobber-knocker. Pender has taken its shots all year. They have a very thin team that is full of youth. Coach Tim Smith could have folded the varsity and played a junior varsity schedule but he would have had to sit the twins. He did the right thing. Lavell and Mihkel Henry are the heart and soul of that team. I have watched these young men battle night in and night out and I have much respect to these young combatants. Trask started the year on a sour note but picked themselves off the floor and have played well in spurts. Pender throws the football. That is one of the Titans weaknesses is covering the pass. Bryson Stewart is accurate when given the time. If he gets

Kickers Corner By Bobby Norris Post & Voice Sports Writer Last week was the final week of the area soccer teams. The Pender Patriots beat the Heide Trask Titans 5-4. Ricardo Botello scored twice for Trask while Justin Eaves and Anthony Marquis scored. The Titans season ended with a 4-11-1 record. Their Coastal 8 record was 3-4. The Patriots ended their regular season with an 8-9 record. They earned a spot in the 1A playoffs. In round one of the playoffs they drew Williamston Riverside out of the Coastal plains conference. They played on Saturday and the Pats came away with a 5-3 win. Eduardo Rivera and Jose Morales each scored twice while Cesar Sanchez found the back of the net once. Pender will play Coastal 8 Conference mate Lejeune on Tuesday in the second round. The Devil pups beat Pender 2-1 in their only matchup this season. The Topsail Pirates needed a win over North Brunswick to make the 3A playoffs. Mission accomplished. The Pirates beat the Scorpions 4-3. Pirate seniors Finn Crews, Ethan Rivenbark, and Justin Lashin all found the back of the net while senior Greg Sirrat had a pair of assists. Christian Spring had four saves in the net.

Carr finishes strong for Titan football By Bobby Norris Post & Voice Sports Writer When the season began all the talk was about who was not going to be on the Heide Trask Titan football roster. The players that were there were told to buckle down and play the game. As the season progressed several players stepped up and made the best of their new roles. One of those players is senior running back/defensive back Antonio Carr. Carr gives 110 percent on each play and does it with little fanfare. He is a humble young man that exemplifies the word team. Antonio has 593 yards rushing, averaging 8.9 yards a carry. He has rushed for six touchdowns and has even thrown for a score. With one game left to play in his senior year, Antonio looks to finish strong for the Trask Titan gridiron gang.

the ball to Mihkel Henry on the outside he will run for days. Lavell Henry is a capable back. He has speed and is as tough as they come. He is one of my favorite players. Defensively, the Pats have trouble stopping the run. Inside the tackles is a problem. That plays right into the Titans style of play. The Titans run the triple option. Quarterback Jake Johnson has rushed for 1138 yards and has scored 17 times. Senior Zion Cruse is the fullback with Antonio Carr running the ball on the outside. This Titan ground game is lethal. The Titan defense is built around the linebacking duo of Foster Williamson and Mac Richardson. However, big M.P. has come on strong as of late. Pender will use lots of bubble screens to try and get Mikhel out in space. Lavell will get his share of yards. Look for the combination of Stewart and

Barnhill. The Titans will run the ball inside with Cruse and outside with the option. Johnson will have to give it to the fullback this week. Look for Cruse and Johnson to both eclipse 100 yards. Carr will also have a good day. It is just too much of the Trask running game. The score: Trask 47-Pender 19

Topsail hosts New Hanover This is it. This is what every high school football player plays the game for. This game will determine the top 3A spot out of the Mideastern Conference. This is not your Fathers Topsail Pirates. This isn’t even Wayne Inman’s usual team. This is a team that can pass the football, run

the football and play defense with the best of them. The Pirates are 9-1 overall and have but one loss in conference, to a stout Hoggard team. New Hanover has lost three times, but just once in the conference, that loss to Hoggard as well. New Hanover is a rarity in high school football. They are a pass first team. Senior Blake Walston has thrown 12 touchdown passes and just five interceptions. He averages 202 yards passing a game. The Wildcats rushing attack is just so-so. Topsail has a quarterback of their own in junior Cody Wallis that can throw it is well. He has thrown 14 touchdown passes and just three picks. He has several receivers that can make plays. The Pirate running game is led by the best running back in the conference and the area in Noah Lavalle. He has rushed for 1,530 yards and 17 touchdowns. He recently eclipsed

the 4,000-yard mark for his three year career. He is the real deal. Let’s just call him Noah ‘The Real Deal’ Lavalle. This is going to be an exciting game. Walston will try the Pirate pass defense. Topsail will in turn try and put pressure on him and make him make some mistakes. Wallis will air it out a few times as well. However, the junior quarterback has a couple of weapons in the short game in Hayden Walsh and Bam-Bam Barras that cam make a difference. This is how I see it playing out. Walston will throw for 200-plus yards while the Pirates will use a balanced attack. If the Wildcats try and stop LaValle, Wallis will make them pay. If they try and stop the pass Lavalle will run for days. This could be a statement game for Topsail. This is a tough one. The score: 31-30. A toss up which means I say the home team Topsail Pirates win.

Area schools, athletes compete in state cross country championships By Lee Wagner Post & Voice Sports Writer

With the Pirates in the playoffs, they traveled to Wilson Fike where their season ended. The Big East Champion Demons scored two goals in each half of play while the Pirates were shutout. The 4-0 loss ended the Pirates season. Topsail finished the year with a 5-8 record including a 3-4 conference mark.

Two Pender County cross-country teams competed last Saturday in their respective classifications, with the Topsail High School girls competing in the NCSAA 3A State Championships held at the Ivey Redmon Sports Complex in Kernersville (N.C.), and the Pender boys running in the 1A state championship race. The Topsail girls’ team finished 18th out of 20

teams in the 3A girls’ race won by a powerful Culbertson squad with an amazing total of 47 points – placing all seven of their runners among the top 55 scorers (137 runners scored; 28 ran individually)). Topsail

scored 426 points to finish in a tie with Mid-Eastern 3A/4A Conference foe New Hanover, but the Lady Pirates were awarded 18th by virtue of a higher finish by their seventh runner. Sophomore Makayla

Obremski was the top Lady Pirate runner, finishing 20th overall and 16th in among scorers, crossing the finish line in 19:36.65. Following Obremski were

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Godin gives his all for the Topsail Pirates By Bobby Norris Post & Voice Sports Writer In the game of soccer there are several positions on the field. While some of these positions give the player a chance to score, some are in support of other positions. The center midfielder is one of the most important players in the midfield of any soccer team. Their role must be divided in equal measure between defense and attack. Once the individual has possessed the ball, he or she needs to find a way of passing the ball to the team’s attacking forwards and midfielders. At Topsail High school junior Daniel Godin mans that position. Although Godin’s statistics aren’t overwhelming, he plays the position in an unselfish way. He makes the correct play more often than not and is always a team first player. Daniel Godin gives it his all for the Topsail Pirate kickers.

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Hustle is a way of life for Pender’s Sawyer By Bobby Norris Post & Voice Sports Writer The game of soccer is one in which each player has to be in shape and ready to go. The sport contains a lot of running and physical fitness is a prerequisite for playing the game. Over at Pender High School senior Tyler Sawyer is one of those players that never stops. Tyler is one of the players that can be described as having a high motor. He displays energy in every minute that he is on the pitch. Mr. Sawyer can do many things on the field. He is a very good defender and can play multiple positions when called upon. This is Tyler’s senior year at Pender. The team will play Lejeune this week in the first round of the state 1A playoffs. Look for Tyler Sawyer to be nonstop on the pitch. Hustle is a way of life for Tyler Sawyer.

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The Post & Voice All County Volleyball Team By Bobby Norris Post & Voice Sports Writer The 2018 high school volleyball season was interrupted and then changed by Hurricane Florence. There were games rescheduled while some were eliminated due to time restraints. Through it all the three County high school volleyball programs remained undaunted. The Post & Voice sports department would like to announce the 2018 Post & Voice All County volleyball team. s!SHLEY $UPALEVICH Pender. Ashley had 280 Assists (4.67 per set), 8 blocks, 35 aces and 22 digs

on the year. Ashley does everything right. She was a force on the court and off. Coach Matt Davis said,â&#x20AC;? her leadership off the court in our community service projects and in the school building was outstanding and will be difficult to replace. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make the playoffs much less the 3rd round without Ashley.â&#x20AC;? s-AYCE 7OOD 0ENDER Mayce had 105 kills, 28 blocks 19 aces and 45 digs. She took a big step forward this year after playing varsity last year as well. This year she was able to play both the front and back lines and really gave the Pats the advantage on the weak side.

s(ALEY3CHAEFFER 0END er This Sophomore Outside Hitter had 63 kills, 10 blocks, 22 aces and 41 digs. Haley had these stats even after missing four games of an already shortened season due to injury. s,ANIE"ARNHILL 4RASK. This junior did it all for the Titans. Lanie was efficient on both the front and back line. She was a team captain and was a great leader. Her best volleyball is yet to come. s"RAYDEN3MITH 4RASK another junior off of a very young Trask team. Brayden was the only full time returning starter this year and she brought it every game. She is a multi-faceted

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Cross country Continued from page 2B junior Becky Wells (102/79; 21:37.46), sophomore Skylar Libretto (125/100; 22:05.32), sophomore Emma Filer (143/115; 22:56.46), junior Alexus Rollins (144/116; 23:01.92), senior Madison Snyder (146/118; 23:08.88), and Madison Snyder (148/121; 23:33.82. There were 165 total runners in the race, 137 of which were scoring members of the 20 teams that qualified from their respective regional races. Culbertson sophomore Made-

Topsail Continued from page 1B zone, and North piled up another 136 yards against a mix of second-and-third string Pirate defenders after Coach Wayne Inman pulled many of his starters with a 43-14 lead at the end of the third quarter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They came out in a different look defensively and we had primarily worked against a 4-3 most of the week,â&#x20AC;? said Inman, explain-

and 116 digs. Sullivanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contributions cannot be measured by stats alone. She is a very intense competitor. s2ENA -ARROTTA 4OP SAIL This senior gets to the ball as quick as anybody in the area. She had an astounding 381 digs. She had 30 aces and 85 service points. She was a senior leader for the Pirates this year. Miss Marrotta will be hard to replace next year. s!SHLEY (ARDEE 4OP SAIL Another senior, Miss Hardee led the Pirates with 268 assists, 50 aces and 156 service points. This young lady epitomizes what the Topsail Pirate program is all about, hard work and

dedication. 0LAYEROF THE9EAR 'IA-ARINELLI 4OPSAIL. Just a junior, Gia was the best player on the court in many of the matches that the Pirates played. She more than held her own in the tough Mideastern Conference. Marinelli led the Pirates with 143 kills and 33 blocks. She also had 103 service points. #OACHOF THE9EAR (ILL 0EARSALL 4OPSAIL The Pirates play in the tough Mideastern Conference as a 3A combatant. Pearsallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teams are always competitive. This year was no different. The Pirates went 14-5 overall and 8-4 in the conference.

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By Lee Wagner Post & Voice Sports Writer Prior to the 2016 season Stanford Allen, a retired U. S Marine, stepped in as the Topsail High School boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; soccer coach in an effort to stabilize a program that had struggled since its inaugural season. When Allen took the job he was the Piratesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; fourth coach in a four-year (2013-16) period. The Pirates had gone 29-49-6 (15-32-5 combined conference mark) since taking the pitch in 2010 with just one winning season â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in 2012 (11-5-4, 6-1-3) as a member of the East Central 2A Conference. In the three years prior to Allenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s arrival, the Pirates complied a 16-37-2 overall record, along with an 8-27-1 mark in the MidEastern 3A/4A Conference. In 2016 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Allenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first year - Topsail was 7-11 and 4-5 in the conference, followed by 19-5 record â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10-4 in the conference, and the 3A champion â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in 2017. That Pirate edition advanced to the fourth round of the NCHSAA 3A state playoffs before losing 2-0 to East Regional runner-up Lee County. There were 10 seniors on that 2017 team but that did not stop the Allen-led Pirates from finishing the 2018 hurricaneshortened season with a 5-7 record (3-5) and another trip to the playoffs as the 31st-seed this Saturday at 16-2-1 Wilson-Fike (No. 2 seed). Now Allen is ready to take on another challenge as he was recently approved by the Pender County Board of Education as the new head coach of the Lady Piratesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; soccer program in the spring â&#x20AC;&#x201C; while also continuing as the boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; coach during the fall season. Much like the boys, the Topsail girls have struggled. Since their inception in 2011, the Lady Pirates are 43-84-12, inclusive of a combined 18-64-3 record in the East Central 2A Conference and the MidEastern 3A/4A Conference (2013-2018). Allen originally hails from Philadelphia (Pa.) where he grew up in a section of Philly known as Kensington. Allen attended Bodine Technical High School, where he played soccer, and immediately upon graduation he enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corp. Allen was an air traffic control Radar Technician during his 20-year stint as a Marine â&#x20AC;&#x201C; retiring in this area after a tour at Camp Lejeune. A veteran of 20 years of coaching soccer at various levels, Allen is now a Campus Security Officer at Topsail. When the opportunity to coach at the high-school level opened in 2016 at Topsail, Allen applied

player. A very intense competitor, she will be back next year. s-ADELYN 7HITE 4RASK. Miss White was a spark plug for this team. She already served well but her near perfect passing showed at the end of the year. Her quickness to the ball resulted in Madalyn leading the team in digs this season. She held her own at the net, blocking and making quick judgments and accurate reads on the ball. All this and just a freshman. s*ULIA 3ULLIVAN 4OP SAIL This junior was near the top of every statistic for the Pirates. She had 79 kills

Stan Allen and got the job. Married to Rebecca, Allen is the father of four children â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sarah Johnson (25), William Johnson (22), Kaelynn Allen (19), and Amanda Allen (18) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a former Topsail standout now playing at Mount Olive â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all of whom were soccer players. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The (girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;) position was open because of some problems that occurred last year (2-17, 1-13), so I applied because I did not want to see the girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; program fall into the same thing as the boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; program,â&#x20AC;? Allen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because of the hurricanes and the fact the boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; program was ongoing I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t remember the exact time I was interviewed but it was after we came back to school. I was told I was being recommended about three weeks ago, and was officially approved about a week ago.â&#x20AC;? Allen said he will stay on as the boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; coach and looks forward to providing stability in both programs, and to the challenge of coaching both the girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and the boys. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The challenge of coaching both is to make sure I have a good support staff and to make sure I delicate the authority to both of them,â&#x20AC;? Allen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely different levels of soccer but I have been coaching for over 20 years, both recreational and competitive levels, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve coached both boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; at those levels so Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m comfortable coaching both. The fundamentals of the game are the same.â&#x20AC;? As the boys finish up there is a winter break session before he can start up with the girls. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The period starts tomorrow (Nov. 1) and continues to Nov. 20 so I will have time to coordinate everything that needs to be done before we get started. It certainly helps that I am working in the building and I have been around the girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; program as a father and helping out where I could, so I am looking forward to the opportunity, and to getting started.â&#x20AC;?

line Hill was the individual champion in 19:36.65. In the 1A boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; race, the Pender Patriots finished 16th (446 points) in the race won by Lincoln Charter (51), The Patriot finishers/scorers were junior Anthony Register (88/64; 19:58.98), senior Tyler Norris (110/84; 20:36.98), senior Earl Cottle (119/92; 21:28.29), freshman William Berry (128/101; 23:37.75), and junior Brice Miller (132/105; 24:46.34). There were 133 total runners in the race (106 scorers). Of local interest, the Dixon girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; team â&#x20AC;&#x201C; coached by new Topsail girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bas-

ketball Coach Jay Kapiko â&#x20AC;&#x201C; finished 14th (342 points) in the 2A girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; race. Running for Dixon were freshman Wilhelmina Pudol (54/42; 21:46.79), junior Jasmin Schroeder (59/47; 21:59.84), freshman Chloe Burgaw (103/81; 23:08.98), senior Emily Mar tin (108/85; 23:24.64), senior Kyra Pudol (112/87; 23:28.60), Jamison Calhoun (121/96; 24:00.48), and freshman Natalie McCall (24:59.50). Two Bulldog boys ran individual in the 2A boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; race with Balmir Rene finishing 34th (17:30.43) and Josh Moore finishing 105th (18:53.73).

ing the Piratesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; slow start. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What I am sure they did was look at the Ashley film and they felt like they gave us a problem so they would ty what they did. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But once our kids figured out what they were doing we were able to block it and move the football. Defensively we played extremely well. They have the kind of players over there (North) that if they get out in space, and you saw it tonight, they could hurt you. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re good athletic kids and we had to keep

them in front of us, and if they ever got behind us we

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Trask Continued from page 1B The Titan defense slowed Jordan down in the early going. His first two carries netted five yards. However, Barbee threw a 29-yard touchdown pass on the third play of the game. The Titans fumbled on their next possession and

Last week was supposed to be the final week of the regular season of high school football. However, the season was extended a week due to Florence. There was some soccer action going on as well. The Pender Patriots and Trask Titans met at Pender High school early last week to play a little soccer with the Patriots coming away with a 5-4 win. Eduardo 2IVERA led the Patriots in scoring while 2ICARDO "OTELLO had two goals for Trask. *USTIN %AVES also found the back of the net. Pender beat Williamston Riverside in the first round of the state 1A playoffs. %DUARDO2IVERA and *OSE -ORALES each scored twice for Pender while Cesar 3ANCHEZfound the back of the net once. The Topsail soccer team

had to beat North Brunswick in order for them to advance to the 3A playoffs. They did just that, earning a 3-2 win. Pirate seniors Finn Crews, Ethan 2IVENBARK and *USTIN Lashin all found the back of the net while senior 'REG3IRRAT had a pair of assists. The Pirates fell to Wilson Fike in the first round of the 3A playoffs. The Post-Voice all county volleyball team is out and 'IA -ARINELLI was chosen as the county player of the year. Topsail coach (ILL 0EARSALL was chosen as the coach of the year. The Trask Titan football team fell to Southwest Onslow 49-0. Senior running back !NTONIO #ARR led the Titans rushing. Earlier in the week the Titans fell to Croatan. Senior quarterback *AKE *OHNSON rushed for a career high 269 yards. He

scored four TDs. Foster 7ILLIAMSON had 13 tackles. -IKHEL (ENRY scored for the Patriots but it was not enough as Pender fell to Croatan. The Topsail Pirates beat North Brunswick. Cody 7ALLIS was 11-14 for 101 yards and two touchdown tosses. (AYDEN 7ALSH caught both touchdown passes. #ALEB *ACOBS led the Pirates defense with nine tackles including one sack. Noah Gaithers had six stops and a sack with "RANDON#LAYTON had five tackles and a sack. Tris TIAN"AGLEY had a pick for Topsail. This weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top performer is junior running back .OAH ,AVALLE He rushed for 212 yards while scoring three times. He eclipsed the 4,000-yard mark for his three-year career.

Win over Scorpions puts Pirates in 3A playoffs, fall to Wilson-Fike 4-0 By Lee Wagner Post & Voice Sports Writer Senior Night can be a special night as schools honor the players that have contributed to a specific programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s successes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and even its failures. But often Senior Night celebrations are tempered a bit when a team loses. Of course, the other end of that spectrum occurs when the team pulls out a victory, especially when it occurs over a team that neat you 1-0 less than a week earlier, and even it becomes even better when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s four of those seniors who were the difference-makers in the victory. Pirate seniors Finn Crews, Ethan Rivenbark, and Justin Lashin all found the back of the net, senior Greg Sirrat had a pair of assists, and classmate Christian Spring turned away four shots as Topsail defeated North Brunswick 4-3 last Monday (10-29) in Hampstead in a key MidEastern 3A/4A Conference game with playoff ramifications. The win for the Pirates (5-7, 3-5) came just four days after the Scorpions (8-8, 2-6) beat Topsail 1-0 in Leland. It also broke a three-way tie for two playoff berths between Topsail, North, and West Brunswick aâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;of whom entered play Monday with identical 2-5 marks,. The Trojans defeated South Brunswick (0-17, 0-8) 4-0,

thus creating a two-way tie for the first and second playoff slots. Topsail was named the conferenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 3A champion by virtue their head-to-head (1-1, 3-1 in penalty kicks) over West, but based on Maxprepsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; rankings West Brunswick received the higher playoff seed (28th) versus Topsailâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s selection as the 31st-anked team in the 32-team 3A East playoffs. West Brunswick opened at No. 5 J. H. Rose (17-4-1, 10-2) in Greenville, while the Pirates got the longer trip to Wilson where they faced No. 2 Fike (16-2-1, 10-0) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Big East 3A Conference champion. Fike finished 9-1 at home, their only home loss a 4-2 defeat at the hands of J. H. Rose. Against North Brunswick Monday Crews opened the scoring with his first goal of the year, assisted by Sirrat. Sirrat got his second assist off a corner kick when he connected with Rivenbark (two). Lashin made it 3-0 when he nailed a penalty kick for his first goal of the year with 12 minutes remaining in the first half. North Brunswick junior Aaron Layton scored twice in the second half off assists from senior Liam Davies senior and junior Carlos Bueso, but Spring shut the Scorpions down the rest of the way. Seniors honored were Rivenbark, Lashin, Crews,

Sirrat, Spring, co-captain Hiatt Ellis, Breck Bryan, co-captain Ryan Ording, Parker West, co-captain Devin Schmitz, Will Hornthal, and Quinn Black. Unfortunately, the run in the playoffs was short as No.2-ranked Fike won their 10th home game in 11 tries with a 4-0 win over No. 31 Topsail. Fike moved on to face No. 18 East Chapel Hill, a 5-1 winner over No. 15 Franklinton. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We gave up two goals inn the first half,â&#x20AC;? Topsail Coach Stan Allen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The first goal was a breakdown in communication between the center and the goalkeeper, and after that it was a relatively good game Fike capitalizing on with their speed and breaking down our defense.â&#x20AC;? Asked to summarize the Hurricane-shortened season, Allen said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just could not get our chemistry together. The hurricane broke us up for six weeks and we just never got back to where we could generate any offense or chemistry as a team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We do lose 12 seniors from this team but we also return a good nucleus of juniors (seven) and sophomores (three) with varsity experience, along with several potentially strong players from our junior-varsity team (14 sophomores, eight freshman), which went 7-3 overall and 2-2 in the conference. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d say the future looks bright for the program.â&#x20AC;?

it took Southwest just two plays to find pay dirt. Jordan scored from 14-yards out and the score was 14-0. Jordan scored twice in the second period as the Stallions built a 42-0 lead going into the break. The Titan defense slowed Jordan down in the first half. The standout senior rushed for 67 yards. However, he found the end zone twice.

According to NCHSSA rules, a running clock can be instituted with a 42-point lead in the second half. With the clock running, Southwest came out with their starters. They played through the third quarter with Jordan scoring from nine-yards out with 38 seconds to play in the period. The Stallions played their reserves in the fourth period while the Titans

played for pride. Jordan led the Stallions with 129 yards and three scores. Khamari Gorham led Trask with 37-yards on seven carries. The Titans were held to 122 yards of offense. Trask is 4-6 overall and 3-3 in the Coastal 8 Conference. They will finish the regular season at Pender Friday Night.

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Continued from page 3B were in trouble. But we made some adjustments and outside of the kickoff return, I thought our kicking game did well.” North’s 7-0 lead did not last long, thanks in no small part to the Pirate defense and special teams. After holding North Brunswick to a three-and-out, junior Jaden Jacobs blocked the Scorpion punt, giving Topsail the ball at the Scorpion nine-yard line. LaValle was in the end zone on the very next play.

Junior linebacker Jose Orellano partially blocked the next Scorpion punt attempt and Topsail was again in business at the Scorpion 45-yard line. A 44-yard LaValle run and a one-yard burst by LaValle preceded a two-point conversion run by Hayden Walsh that created a 15-7 Pirate lead. Topsail – and LaValle – made it 22-7 on the next offensive series when LaValle capped a four-play, 26-yard drive (after a short punt) with an eight-yard run. It became 29-7 when an eight-play, 47-yard drive was finished by a Cody Wallis-to-Hayden Walsh 17-

yard touchdown pass play. But North Brunswick answered right back when Demond Perry returned the subsequent kickoff 66 yards for a touchdown, closing the gap to 29-14 at the half. A 33-yard interception return by Topsail junior safety Tristen Bagley and a five-yard pass hookup from Wallis (10-fo-13,93 yards, two TDs) to Cameron Barras made it 43-14. And Inman turned things over to the substitutes. North scored twice late against the second and third defensive units. LaValle’s effort pushed him over the 4,000-yard mark (4,004) in his three

year career, achieved playing 30-of-33 games in three years. “Noah, if he had been healthy all last year, would have a whole lot more than that,” Inman said. “Noah is a good football player and he plays the game the way it’s supposed to be played, he plays it hard. He sacrifices his body to gain that additional yard and I would love to see a stat on yards after contact on him.” Along with being talented, LaValle was very humble about the achievement, giving most of the credit to his offensive linemen over the past three seasons.

“I am very blessed, and I give all the credit to my offensive lines over the last couple of years and all the coaches that have helped me get to this point in my career,” LaValle said. “We started a little slow because they (North) were keying on the runs, but the blockers opened up the holes a lot more and I just took off from there. “Next up is New Hanover and I can’t wait for the game. It’s definitely the biggest game of the year and hopefully we can beat them and win the (3A) championship.” Next up is showdown Friday with new Hanover

(6-3, 4-1 with a game at West Brunswick Tuesday) in Hampstead Friday (7:00 p.m.) “We’re very blessed to have this opportunity,” Inman said. “You would have never thought this group of people would have this opportunity. They are in uncharted waters, they’ve never been here before. Usually, at this point of the season, we’re trying to win a game or two to make the playoffs, so to be in this position we are very blessed and we just have to keep our kids focused. Hopefully they understand how important this game is.”

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