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Pender County property revaluation at midpoint in process By Andy Pettigrew Post & Voice Publisher

nology than having people visit each piece of property in the county. “We are trying to take more of a digital approach to the revaluation process this time. It’s more economical and efficient,� said Pound. All county properties that were accessible from public right of ways were imaged. The tax office also

The Pender County property revaluation has reached its midpoint in the process, according to Tax Assessor Justin Pound. Pound says the current revaluation process has relied more on tech-

Cutler tops Republican Pender Sheriff’s race Alan Cutler took slightly more than 50 percent of the Republican ballots cast in the May 8 primary election in Pender County. Cutler will face.Lawrence Fennell in the November election for Sheriff. Randy Burton was second with 14.54 percent, followed by Chester Ward with 12.18 percent. Joe Cina, Larry Brown Jason Spivey and Jimmy Stokes all garnered votes in the single digit percentages. All vote tallies are unofficial. Pender County Clerk of Superior Court Elizabeth Craver will keep her job, as she defeated Republican challenger Susan Rooks Lunsford 72.4 percent to 27.96 percent. Craver will not face a Democrat challenger in November. Democrat June M. Rob-

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connector in Hampstead. The project is a new street to run from Factory Road, behind the Hampstead Post Office, to Dan Owen Road between the Food Lion Shopping Center and the Post Office. The connector will allow Factory Road traffic to access the traffic light at Dan Owen and U.S. 17. “It will be ready by midJune at the latest. I’ve asked for it to be done by the Memorial Day Holiday weekend. That’s what we are shooting for,� Piepmeyer said. Rain has slowed construction on the connector. “Too much water really set us back, but I’ve asked for them to work extended hours to get it done,“ said Piepmeyer. Commissioner David Williams said the connector is one of the biggest safety improvement projects in the area. “It’s an economic boost too. I doubt very seriously there would be additions at the shopping center without the improvements in safety. There is a ripple affect from this project,� said Williams.

   Pender County Commissioner David Piepmeyer announced at the May 7 Board of Commissioners meeting the Hampstead Bypass had been funded. “The middle eight miles of the Hampstead Bypass, section A, is fully funded,� Piepmeyer said. “They are acquiring land, full steam ahead.� Section A of the Hampstead Bypass – connecting the Wilmington Bypass to N.C. 210 – is now funded. Section B of the project, which runs from N.C. 210 connecting to U.S. 17 north of Topsail High School, is also funded for construction. The total Hampstead Bypass project consists of a 12-milelong highway with four interchanges, four overpasses and a total of 16 bridges. Pie pmeyer, who re presents Pender County on the Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), also updated the Board on the progress of the Dan Owen

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U.S 17 section dedicated to Ambassador Sharpless From Staff Reports Ambassador Mattie R. Sharpless was honored in a dedication ceremony May 10 at Manhollow Missionary Baptist Church as a portion of U.S. Hwy. 17 was named in her honor. The North Carolina Department of Transportation dedicated signs along U.S. Hwy. 17 from Union Bethel Road to the Pender/Onslow county line in honor of Sharpless. A native of Hampstead and a graduate of Pender County Training School in Rocky Point, Sharpless was nominated by President George W. Bush to serve as Ambassador to the Central African Republic. She was nominated Oct. 1, 2001 and just weeks later was confirmed by the U.S. Senate. She began working from the Central African Republic’s capital, Bangui, by mid-December of the same year. She served as the U.S. Ambassador

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said. “They will flag parcels that need further investigation. We are trying to only inspect properties that really need to be reviewed.� The other piece of the revaluation puzzle is the property tax values. Pound says at this point, it’s diffi-

bins will be on the November ballot for the Board of Education Distric 4 seat, defeating Reginald Terrell Moore 60.35 percent to 39.65 percent. Robbins will face Republican Ken Smith in November. Republican Pender County Commissioner George Brown survived a scare as challenger David Fallin came within 38 votes of defeating him. Brown will run unopposed in November. In the Democrat County Commissioner’s race for the District 1 nomination, Morgan A. Lashaw took the close race, defeating Dorothy Royal 51.4 percent to 48.96, with 41 votes separating the two. Lashaw will face incumbent Commissioner David Williams. Across the county, 16.09 percent of registered Pender voters cast ballots in the May 8 primary.

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the property. “Right now, the revaluation company has a team of people who have the property record, the street-level image, and the aerial image and compare and review the data. We have all this information on the parcels and the information is reviewed. That’s were we are today,� Pound

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used aerial photos from the United State Geological Survey from 2016. The information from previous tax revaluations was compared against the current photographs to locate any possible changes in structures since the last revaluation. Pound says if changes were noted, tax office representatives were sent to inspect

for two years. Sharpless was not a career diplomat. She started her government career in 1965 with the Department of Agriculture (USDA). She worked

with the United States Foreign Agriculture Service. Joining in the dedication ceremony were Landon Zimmer, a member of the N.C. Board of Transportation; N.C.

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s*USTIN 7ILLIAM !TKINS   -OORES ,ANDING 2OAD Hampstead. Assault on a handicapped person. Arrest by Pender #OUNTY3HERIFF S/FlCE2ELEASEDUNDER SECUREDBOND s*OHN+EISTON!NDERSON))) %4"ATSON2OAD"URGAW Domestic assault on a female. Arrest by Pender County Sheriff ’s Office. Released with no bond listed. s%RICKA !TES   3ALEM 2OAD "URGAW -ISDEMEANOR probation violation. Arrest by Probation Officer. Incarcerated UNDER SECUREDBOND s!VERY$RINARD"ANNERMAN -C#RARY2OAD"URGAW Child support. Arrest by Pender County Sheriff ’s Office. IncarCERATEDUNDERCASHBOND s2EGINALD-AURICE"ROWN 5NION"ETHEL2OAD(AMPstead. Possession with intent to manufacture, sell, distribute cocaine, sell cocaine, deliver cocaine, manufacture cocaine, felony possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia. Arrest BY0ENDER#OUNTY3HERIFF S/FlCE)NCARCERATEDUNDER  secured bond. s#HRISTA%VE$EGRECHIE 0OPE2OAD7ILLARD$RIVING WHILEIMPAIRED SPEEDING!RRESTBY"URGAW0OLICE$EPARTMENT 2ELEASEDUNDER SECUREDBOND s$OMINIC3TANLEY$ORM &ENNELL4OWN2OAD2OCKY Point. Possession with intent to manufacture, sell, deliver Schedule 4 Controlled Substance (three counts), simple possesSIONOF 3CHEDULE#3 SIMPLEPOSSESSIONOF 3CHEDULE#3TWO counts), manufacture Schedule 4 CS, maintain vehicle/dwelling /place for CS, felony possession of cocaine, manufacture cocaine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, deliver Schedule 1 CS, felony possession of Schedule 1 CS, manufacture Schedule 1 CS, possession of drug paraphernalia, robbery with dangerous weapon, conspiracy of robbery with a firearm/dangerous weapon. Arrest by Pender County Sheriff ’s Office Incarcerated UNDER SECUREDBOND s$AVID%AKINS .#(WY7ILLARD$OMESTICASsault on a female (two counts), fictitious/altered title/registration/tag, driving while license revoked (two counts). Arrest by 0ENDER#OUNTY3HERIFF S/FlCE2ELEASEDUNDER SECURED bond. s4YLER$AVIS&ARMER 3AGE$RIVE"URGAW&ALSEREPORT to police station, felony probation violation. Arrest by Pender #OUNTY3HERIFF S/FlCE2ELEASEDUNDER SECUREDBOND s2ANDY6ANA(AILE "IG&OUR2OAD#URRIE&ELONY LARCENY CONSPIRETOCOMMITFELONYLARCENY!RRESTBY"URGAW 0OLICE$EPARTMENT2ELEASEDUNDER BOND s*EREMY3AMUEL(ARTS 0INEY7OOD2OAD7ILLARD Felony probation violation, felony probation violation out of county (four counts). Arrest by Probation Officer. Released under  SECUREDBOND s+ENNETH2ICHARD*AMES*R )NLET#T(AMPSTEAD $RIVINGWHILEIMPAIRED POSSESSIONOF 3CHEDULE#3 POSSESSION of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana paraphernalia. Arrest by Pender County 3HERIFF S/FlCE2ELEASEDUNDER SECUREDBOND s#HARLES%DWARD*ONES -OCKINGBIRD0LACE"URGAW Driving while impaired, reckless driving to endanger. Arrest by .#(IGHWAY0ATROL2ELEASEDUNDER SECUREDBOND s!UTUMN"RITTANY+ESSEL 0EARSON,ANE(AMPSTEAD Misdemeanor larceny. Arrest by Pender County Sheriffs office. 2ELEASEDUNDER SECUREDBOND s*OSEPH !NTHONY +RAKAUSKAS   4RADEWINDS $RIVE Hampstead. Driving while impaired motor boat/vessel. Arrest BY3URF #ITY0OLICE$EPARTMENT2ELEASEDUNDERSECURED bond. s&EARDEL#URTIS,EE .EW3AVANNAH2OAD"URGAW Domestic assault on a female, domestic communicating threats. !RRESTBY0ENDER#OUNTY3HERIFF S/FlCE2ELEASEDUNDER  secured bond. s*USTIN$EWAINE,ONG -ALLARD2OOST$RIVE"URGAW Assault on a female, injury to personal property. Arrest by Pender

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Pender EMS Report Total number of Patient Contacts: 199 Calls per Station Burgaw Station 1 38 Sloop Point Station 14 34 Hampstead Station 16 23 Surf City Station 23 20 Topsail Beach Station 4 3 Union Station 5 16 Rocky Point Station 7 35 Atkinson Station 9 20 Maple Hill Station 13 4 Scott Hill Station 18 0 Hwy 421 Station 29 6 Type of Calls Cancelled: 29 Refusals: 44 Stand By: 0 Transported: 111 Treated/released: 15 Fire Department Reports Total Calls: 48 Calls per Station Rescue Station 1 Burgaw 4 Fire Station 13 Maple Hill 0 Fire Station 14 Sloop Point 16 Fire Station 16 Hampstead 6 Fire Station 18 Scotts Hill 3 Fire Station 21 Long Creek 11 Fire Station 29 Hwy 421 8 EMS St. 4 Topsail Beach 0 Fire Call Type Summary Fire 5 Motor Vehicle Crash 4 Search and Rescue 0 EMS First Response 30 Cancelled 9 Ocean Rescue 0

#OUNTY3HERIFF S/FlCE2ELEASEDUNDER SECUREDBOND Š!RNAY-AJOR "IG&OUR2OAD#URRIE&ELONYLARCENY conspire to commit felony larceny, resisting, obstructing, and DELAYINGOFlCER!RRESTBY"URGAW0OLICE$EPARTMENT2ELEASED UNDER SECUREDBOND s*OHN!MERICUS-ALLORY .#(WY+ELLY(Abitual impaired driving, driving while impaired, reckless driving to endanger. Arrest by N.C. Highway Patrol. Released under  SECUREDBOND s*ESSICA !SHLEY -ILLER   0ENDERLEAS (WY "URGAW Felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Arrest by Pender County 3HERIFF S/FlCE)NCARCERATEDUNDER SECUREDBOND s:EKE-ICHAEL ,YN-ODISETTE .#(WY7ILLARD Misdemeanor probation violation (two counts). Released under  SECUREDBOND s*OSHUA+EVIN-OELLER "*AMES!VENUE3URF #ITY Assault on a female, simple possession of Schedule 4 CS. Arrest BY3URF #ITY0OLICE$EPARTMENT2ELEASEDUNDER SECURED bond. s!RYANNA-ARIE-ONTOYA 0AMELAS0LACE2OCKY0OINT Simple assault. Arrest by Pender County Sheriff ’s Office. IncarCERATEDUNDERSECUREDBOND s4HOMAS!ARON-OORE #ARL-EEKS2OAD2OCKY0OINT Simple possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana paraphernalia. Arrest by Pender County Sheriff ’s Office. Released UNDERSECUREDBOND s!NGELA -ICHELLE 0EMBERTON   )SLAND #REEK 2OAD Rocky Point. Simple domestic assault. Arrest by Pender County 3HERIFF S/FlCE2ELEASEDUNDER SECUREDBOND s#RYSTAL6ICTORIA2EGISTER !RVIDA3PUR2OAD2OCKY Point. Sell marijuana, manufacture marijuana, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, possession with intent to sell, manufacture, deliver marijuana. Arrest by Pender County Sheriff ’s /FlCE)NCARCERATEDUNDER SECUREDBOND s#RYSTAL .ICOLE 3ANDLIN   3 "ENNETT 3T "URGAW Misdemeanor probation violation. Arrest by Probation Officer. 2ELEASEDUNDER SECUREDBOND s,ISA -ARIE 3TONEHILL   +EL !SH 2D 2OCKY 0OINT Felony breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, injury to real property, possession of a stolen automobile (two counts) unauthorized use of motor vehicle, possession of stolen goods, misdemeanor possession of stolen goods, habitual felon. Arrest by Pender County Sheriff ’s Office. Released with no bond listed. s*ESSIE 7AYNE 3ULLIVAN   "EAR "RANCH 2D #URRIE Assault on a female, domestic communication of threats. ArRESTBY0ENDER#OUNTY3HERIFF S/FlCE2ELEASEDUNDER  secured bond. s!LEJANDRO!PARICIO4ELLEZ $UDLEY3T"URGAW$RIVing while license revoked. Arrest by Pender County Sheriff ’s /FlCE2ELEASEDUNDERSECUREDBOND s#HADWICK2YAN4HOMAS $RIFTWOOD (AMPSTEAD Simple possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana paraphernalia. Arrest by Surf City Police Department. Released UNDER SECUREDBOND s'REGORY4HOMAS7HALEY 2IVER4RAIL"URGAW0OST release violation. Arrest by Probation Officer. Incarcerated with no bond listed. s'REGORY4ODD7ILLIAMS *UMPIN2UN4RAIN2OCKY Point. Sell methamphetamine, possession of firearm by felon. Incarcerated with no bond listed.

Laurels of Pender celebrates National Skilled Nursing Care Center Week By Lori Kirkpatrick Post & Voice Staff Writer The Laurels of Pender is celebrating National Skilled Nursing Care Center Week (NSNCW) May 14 – 18. Formerly known as National Nursing Home Week, the name change reflects the multifaceted medical care provided in these facilities; as well as the variety of people receiving either long-term care and short-term rehabilitation. T h i s ye a r ’s t h e m e fo r NSNCW is Celebrating Life’s Stories. It serves as a tribute to life’s most significant events, relationships and experiences that sculpt the unique perspectives of residents, families, staff and those in the surrounding community. Held annually since 1967 and always the week of Mother’s Day, NSNCW is sponsored by the American Health Care Association and recognizes the role of skilled nursing care centers across the country in caring for seniors and individuals with disabilities. Throughout the week, The Laurels of Pender encourages you to visit and learn the life stories of the people who live and work in its skilled nursing

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Continued from page 1A cult to say which way values are going to go. All property sales that occurred in Pender County for the past three years will be reviewed and verified. Only actual market sales will be used for the revaluation. Sales are then grouped by area and neighborhoods. “I think we can say with reasonable certainty the neighborhoods in the Hampstead and beach areas have improved SINCE  THE LAST REVALUAtion). It’s hard to say across THECOUNTY5NTILWEHAVESOLID numbers, it’s hard to say how much the needle moves,� said Pound. Property valuations generally follow a very broad statis-

care center. Delwood Her ren serves as Recreation Therapist, Activities Director and Volunteer Coordinator at The Laurels of Pender. “This week is recognized in all skilled nursing care centers across the country to promote the centers so that the people who are there are not forgotten in the community. We put a banner on the porch that says, ‘Come visit us. Love is ageless.’ It’s a time for us to promote the older generation as well as those with disabilities in the community. We do all kinds of special activities throughout the week to recognize it,� said Herren. To kick off the celebration, The Laurels held a bake sale Monday until they sold out. In the evening, residents learned about the history of ice cream and participated in activities that included watching a YouTube video and making ice cream kabobs. A doll show and sale were held Tuesday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., in addition to other activities throughout the day. Wednesday morning at 11 a.m., local artist Mitchell Henderson will come out to

Continued on page 13A tical rule of thirds – one third of the values will fall, one third will rise, and another third will stay the same. The property revaluation WILL TAKE EFFECT IN  WITH THE COUNTY   lSCAL YEAR budget tax rate reflecting the revaluation. County Commissioner David Williams says the "OARDWILLWORKFORAREVENUE neutral tax rate. The total valuation of the property in Pender County will be applied to a tax rate that will produce the same revenue as the current rate. If values go up as a whole, the rate will be reduced, but individual taxpayers may see their tax bill go up or down depending on their individual valuation. County property owners can expect to see notices of their new property values in FebruARY 

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Notes from the Field

Hope for the future

Bill Messer Three-quarters of a century into my time on earth, it’s only natural to express my thoughts about things in the context of past experience. In doing so, I have become my grandparents. “Going to Hell in a handbasket,” I heard over and over, my grandmother’s assessment, a reaction to Lyndon Johnson’s war in Viet Nam, followed by Nixon and Watergate. In the early 60s and I was itching to be out on my own, away from such gloom and despair, and open to love and peace. After serving in the Navy in the Tonkin Gulf, I came home, finished college, and reality set in. Love and peace? No time, too busy with the job, the wife, the house, and I paid only perfunctory attention to the issues of the day and voted for whoever seemed like a ‘nice’ person. Later I would realize that successful con men seem like nice people during the scam. The antichrist will seem like a charismatic nice person. One of these days we will wake up from the horrible nightmare of the wreckage left behind after Politics As Usual In America, and realize the operations of the political parties, lobbyists, and money institutions are intertwined to the detriment of our country and its people. Congress and seemingly limitless campaign contributions have ruined the country. What I believe Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government . . . from The United States Declaration of Independence Destructive of these ends. Deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. The right of the people to alter or abolish the present form. These statements describe both our responsibility and hope for the future of our American form of a representative and democratic republic as envisioned by the creators of the Declaration, and the founders of the United States Constitution. Colonization of America came to an end under force of arms. The ‘well regulated militia’ was the safety clause, to insure that future generations would have the power to oppose an unjust and overbearing government that no longer

served the people, no longer deriving its just powers from the consent of the governed, but deriving their power from the ‘factors’, as President George Washington described them, warning that the political parties and special interests would want government run their way, to their profit, often to the detriment of the governed, the rest of us. Armed resistance is always the last resort, and it can’t work today because the patriot resisters would face the full force of the US military. The solution There is a legal procedure that could be used to right the wrong. Unfortunately the people who can do it are the members of Congress who would be the criminals themselves. This is a summary of the RICO law: RICO - Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations U.S. Code CHAPTER 96 - TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE PART I - CRIMES As used in this chapter - (1) ‘’racketeering activity’’ means (A) any act or threat involving . . . bribery . . .. CHAPTER 11 - BRIBERY, GRAFT, AND CONFLICTS OF INTEREST Sec. 201. Bribery of public officials and witnesses (a) For the purpose of this section - (1) the term ‘’public official’’ means Member of Congress . . . (b) Whoever (1) directly or indirectly, corruptly gives, offers or promises anything of value to any public official or person who has been selected to be a public official, or offers or promises any public official or any person who has been selected to be a public official to give anything of value to any other person or entity, with intent (A) to influence any official act; or (B) to influence such public official or person who has been selected to be a public official to commit or aid in committing, or collude in, or allow, any fraud, or make opportunity for the commission of any fraud, on the United States; or (C) to induce such public official or such person who has been selected to be a public official to do or omit to do any act in violation of the lawful duty of such official or person; I don’t think it’s ever right to complain about the way something is being done by others unless you have a better solution yourself. I tried, about ten years ago, to set down in words just what I might do if I could change a few things, to get back to the America of the founders, ‘of ’ the citizens for the benefit of all the citizens. Education and the law I believe that our American republic, of, by and for the people, requires a common minimum level of education for all citizens, to understand the democratic process and

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Make every day Mama’s Day Note to my readers: several of you asked about this column, from several years ago. I confess I didn’t immediately recall when I wrote it, and it took a little hunting. Anyway, here you go. Thank you. Among the most patient, long-suffering and oft-forgotten people in this world are our mothers. While Daddies, in most cases, were working to feed and clothe and house us, Mamas are the ones who prepared the food, washed or made the clothes, and took care of said house, either through domestic pursuits or by going back to work when we were old enough to be entrusted to a babysitter. Mamas are the ones who cared for our hurts, assuaged broken hearts, and took care of every animal that followed us home from the bus stop. Mamas are to be loved, respected, and, to an extent, feared, especially in the South. Even after we are grown, there are kinds of advice and love that only a Mama can give. Mamas can explain things, but even when they are inexplicable, they can offer comfort in the face of the frightening unknown. Our Mamas care for the sick and aged, allowing the rest of us to go on with our lives, without feeling

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Heroes Jefferson Weaver the pain or undergoing the discomfort and frustration that comes from caregiving. They do this even while their own hearts are breaking from the hurt they can’t heal. Mamas can always be counted on for babysitting; they can always be counted on to have something handy if you’re hungry, thirsty, or tired. While I have often joked about the existence of a secret manual for wives on the management of husbands, I am sure there can be no such manual for Mamas. Half of what they can do comes from instinct, a quarter is learned from other Mamas, and a quarter is from pure experience. There is no way to put these skills to pen and paper.

They are our leaders, teachers, cooks, caregivers, protectors, doctors, bankers, maids, chauffeurs, judges, bail-bondsmen, clothiers, secretaries, bosses, advisors, coaches, cheerleaders, and mentors, among other jobs. I recall one specific time when we were moving from the big house to another town, and due to miscommunication, we had no heat or lights at the big house, although we had one more night to spend there. Ice was etching the windowpanes in my bedroom (painted, a few years before, by Mama while I was at summer camp), and the few blankets still unpacked were better suited for a cool

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Choosing adult day care Dear Savvy Senior, Can you offer any tips on finding and choosing a good adult day care service for an elderly parent? My 82-yearold mother, who is moving in with me, has Alzheimer’s and needs attention during the day while I’m at work. Looking for Help Dear Looking, Adult day care services can be a great option for caregivers who work, or for those who just need a break during the day. Here’s what you should know, along with some tips to help you find and choose one. Adult day services The business of adult day care services has grown rapidly in recent years. According to the National Adult Day Services Association, there are around 5,700 programs operating in the United States today. As the name implies, adult day care provides care for elderly seniors who cannot care for themselves at home. While services will vary from center to center, they typically provide personal care, meals and snacks, various activities and social interaction in a safe supportive environment. Additionally, many centers also provide health services such as medication management, various therapies, exercise and transportation to and from the facility. Adult day care centers generally operate programs during nor mal business hours five days a week. However, some centers may offer services in the evenings and

on weekends, too. Costs for care will vary as well, usually between $25 to more than $100 per day (the national average is $65/ day), depending on where you live. Unfortunately, in most cases original Medicare (Part A and B) does not pay for adult day care, but some Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans, and many long-term care insurance policies do. But, most seniors or their families pay for care out-of-pocket. If your mom is lower income and can’t afford this, many states offer Medicaid waiver programs, and some have PACE programs that provide financial assistance. Contact your state Medicaid office (see Medicaid.gov) for more information. The VA even provides adult day care to eligible veterans enrolled in their Medical Benefits Package. See VA.gov/geriatrics to learn more. How to choose Your first step in shopping for an adult day center is to determine the kinds of services your mother and you need. After you do that, here are some tips to help you locate and choose a good provider. Start by contacting your Area Agency on Aging (call 800-677-1116 to get your local number) to get referrals to adult day service programs in your area. You can also search online at the National

Adult Day Services Association (NADSA) website at NADSA.org/locator, or check your phone book yellow pages under “Adult Day Care” or “Seniors Services.” Once you have a list of a few centers, call them to find out their eligibility criteria, if they offer the types of services your mother needs, if they are accepting new clients, their hours of operation, if they’re licensed and/ or registered with a state agency (this is not required in all states) and what they charge. After you identify a few good centers, go in for a visit. Find out about the staffing ratio (at least one staff member for every six participants is recommended) and what kind of training they have. While you’re there, notice the cleanness and smell of the facility. Is it homey and inviting? Does the staff seem friendly and knowledgeable? Also be sure to taste the food, and consider making an unannounced visit. To help you rate your visit, the NADSA offers a helpful checklist of questions to ask at NADSA.org – click on “Choosing a Center.” Then, after your visit, be sure to check their references. Get names and phone numbers of at least two or three families who have used the center you are considering and call them. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

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Some envision heroes as cape-wearing champions endowed with superhuman strength and abilities. Yet, heroes live and work among us every day. Many fly under the radar, their gifts unknown by the masses. Heroes live in the pages of history books, serve on front lines in war zones and maintain safety in our communities. Some bravely endure the ravages of terminal illness, then gift us with legacies to live fully with gratitude. A hero makes a permanent mark, leaving an image that survives mortality. The potential to provide relief, hope and happiness lives within us all. Last week, three amazing groups of heroes were celebrated-nurses, moms and teachers. My sister, Carrie LeBaroni, is a nurse at New Hanover Regional Medical Center and, in my world, she is nothing less than a hero. The comfort that she provides to her patients and their families gives me a new lens through which to see my little sister. She’s not just a guinea pig for my warped experiments or a fall guy for the times when I hoped to avoid trouble with my parents. Even though I still see her as that white, freckle-faced six-year-old fried to a crisp after I covered her with vegetable oil one lovely summer morn, I admire the life-saving adult that she has become. And for this compassion and her commitment to save lives, I honor her. In addition to the art of caregiving, nurses, moms and teachers must deal with gross situations daily. I can clear an entire generation of lice from a child’s head with one hand tied behind my back. The thought, however, of picking six-legged creatures from oily shafts of hair generates a gag reflex within my sister. As a nurse, she can clean up a stranger’s poop and clear a mucous-encrusted airway without batting an eyelash, yet these tiny creatures leave her cringing. Carrie’s strong nursing stomach renders her immune to the sickening display of vomit yet, as a mother and teacher, I can’t tolerate this bodily function. The soundscape generated by a bout of barfing forces me to join in. The smell, the crazy eyes and the complete lack of bodily control are simply too much as I surrender breakfast, lunch and dinner. As mom and teacher, my instinct is to comfort, but I can only do so at a distance. The list of gross responsibilities for nurses, moms and teachers is lengthy and not for the weak hearted. While nurses and moms are usually gifted with front line duty, teachers have at their beck and call an army of eager little helpers who clamor to be a nurse buddy. After securing the scene of a nosebleed or projectile vomiting, at least I can send my little charge down the hall with a trashcan and an enthusiastic helper. Often, these heroes experience a delay in the reward, aside from knowing that they’ve made someone’s life a

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Pender Health Department welcomes new nurse midwife The Pender County Health Department is excited to announce that Kathy Melton, a Certified Nurse Midwife, will begin seeing patients this month after the retirement of Linda Lanier, OBGYN Nurse Practitioner. “Linda Lanier has been with the health department for 30 years and provided services to countless women in Pender County” says Director of Nursing, Shirley Steele. “She will be greatly missed, but we are very confident that our new provider will pick up right where Linda leaves off maintaining current services and bringing a variety of new services to the Health Department.” Linda retired at the end of April and Kathy Melton has already begun to see patients. Kathy was born and raised in Kansas, where she attended Wichita St. Joseph School of Nursing. She graduated from nursing school in 1977 from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Caroli-

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na. Kathy’s past experiences include working at College Park Family Care in Kansas City, and most recently with Coastal OB/GYN Specialists & Midwifery in Wilmington. Kathy was a Labor and Delivery Nurse for 17 years until she had her last child who was delivered by a Midwife. “During the 1980’s midwives were not as common, so I didn’t even know what they were” Kathy says. She had

such a great experience with her Midwife that it inspired her to become one. She finished the Midwifery program at the Medical University of South Carolina in 1995 and has been practicing for 23 years. During the course of her time she has delivered more than 3,500 babies. Kathy says she is very passionate about providing good quality healthcare for the women of Pender County. She wants to help inspire them to make healthy choices. She says that she will miss delivering babies but this will give her a great opportunity to provide excellent prenatal and women’s health care to our citizens. Melton will be providing Family Planning and Maternity services at Pender County Health Department. The health department is open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call the Pender County Health Department at (910) 259-1230 to schedule an appointment.

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The poppys are coming The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 167 Hampstead will participate in National Poppy Day May 25. We will be distributing poppies for a donation at The Hampstead Hardware in Hampstead as well as Tractor

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in someone’s life. A child walking across the stage at graduation, a card received by a patient’s family or a visit from a student after completing college make the daily sacrifice worth it. Although not outwardly stated or

communicated, the work of moms, teachers and nurses is among the most important. Let’s remember the daily gifts of these heroes throughout the year and know that we breathe a little easier because they are among us.

now in Mrs. Smith’s care. The lady refused, and spotting one of the gang whom she recognized, she berated him, scolded him, and likely told him his Mama would be ashamed of him, riding drunk around the countryside at night threatening ladies. She then turned on the Moseleys as well, not knowing or caring that they were wanted for the eighteenth century equivalent of war crimes. Did Mama Smith have a gun primed and ready, aimed at the heart of each of these outlaws? No. She was carrying a hickory switch in one hand, and a long pointed spoon in the other. And like many a good Mama, she was willing and able to use both. This woman, who could supposedly walk under a tall horse’s brisket without stooping, held off some of the cruelest men in Carolina because she was a Mama, and they too, had Mamas.

The Smith farm was saved. My own mother never had to hold anyone off with a sharp spoon, but I doubt she would have flinched if it had been necessary. I am sure I handed her more difficult tasks, but those are definitely columns for other times. While anyone can be a mother, as long as nature has decreed the parts functional, it takes more than a womb to be a Mama. Some of the finest Mamas I have ever known never had children. It takes spirit, strength, self-sacrifice, and more skills than I have room for in this space to be a Mama. But most of all, it takes a heart as big as the world to be a Mama. While Mother’s Day was this past Sunday, we should all celebrate every day as Mama’s Day. Because you never know when you’ll need an extra blanket on a cold dark night, or shoulder to cry on, or someone to defend the farm with a spoon.

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Weaver Continued from page 3A spring night, not the beginning of a winter storm. I had my old dog Dudley; between the two of us and a tattered quilt, we were warm enough. Besides, I was young enough and Dudley was patient enough for a night in a cold, dark house to be an adventure. Yet sometime in the night—I remember being awakened by a church bell, but not how many times it chimed—Mother quietly slipped into my bedroom and tucked another blanket around Dudley and myself. When we left the next day, I recall Mother and Daddy’s bed being short one blanket, on her side. That’s just one of a hundred thousand such examples of actions great and small that show why I love my Mama. Nor are my experiences unusual. Mamas just do things like that—good Mamas, anyway. One of my favorite historical references to mothers comes from one of the most horrible times in our state’s history, the period of the Tory Wars. Bands of guerrillas, many barely better than outlaws, raped and pillaged eastern North Carolina almost at will. Biggers and Middleton Moseley became some of the most infamous. Although they professed allegiance to the Crown forces, they had little compunction about destroying whatever homes and farms struck their fancy. Problem was, one of those farms was the residence of a lady named Smith. Although she is referred to as Mother Smith, she was a Mama. As more and more men went off to fight in the Revolution, and more and more families were burned out of their homes, refugees gathered at Mrs. Smith’s home. Then one night, the Moseley Gang came calling. They demanded the stock, any foodstuffs hidden away, and probably, their choice of some of the young widows

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Education

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Hampstead Garden Club awards scholarship to CFCC student The Hampstead Garden Club recently presented a $1,200 scholarship to Cape Fear Community Colle ge Landscape Gardening student Juan Santiago. Since 1997, the Hampstead Garden Club has awarded a scholarship to one exceptional student each year who has completed their first year of landscape gardening courses, obtained a 3.0 GPA or higher, and has a need for financial assistance. To date, the club has contributed $28,450 in

scholarship funds, fundraised from various events to CFCC students. “The Hampstead Garden Club hosts a wine and cheese event every year to raise funds for our scholarship award,” said Diana Dodo, president of Hampstead Garden Club. “This year we were able to award Juan a $1,200 scholarship to help him complete his coursework at Cape Fear Community College. Two of our members Val Trofimoff and Dena Seago chaired this

event, and as always, did an outstanding job. We hope this scholarship will help Juan fulfill his dream.” The landscape gardening program at CFCC relies on intensive, practical, handson training techniques in applied horticulture. Coursework offered includes plant propagation, greenhouse and nursery plant culture, turf management, plant identification, arboricultural, diseases and pests of plants, landscape planning, maintenance, and construction. For more information about the landscape gardening program at CFCC, visit http://cfcc.edu/voc/landscapegardening/. For more information giving at CFCC, visit http://cfcc. edu/foundation/

Gerald Thompson

North Topsail Elementary gives back to a special man By Kristin Tortorici Special to the Post & Voice Mr. Gerald Thompson is easy to spot, especially among a crowd of kindergarteners. Even if you don’t know his name or you’ve never talked to him, you are sure to recognize this soft-spoken “giant”, who, at 6-2 towers over the five and six year olds he helps teach day in and day out at North Topsail Elementary. As a teacher’s assistant to North Topsail kindergarteners for the past six years, Gerald Thompson has become a beloved member of our children’s lives. For those of us who have been fortunate enough to have our children in his class, you already know what I am talking about. Our kids come home with stories of playing “blast off ” on the playground (where Mr. Thompson pulls them back on the swings and the lets them swing forward) or numerous crafts and drawings that Mr. Thompson helped them create. Additionally, as a morning and afternoon bus driver, he is the adult we turn our children over to each morning after we kiss them goodbye, and the adult who returns them safely to us at the end of each school day. For the past six years, he has spent each day surrounded

by our kids. From picking up his first student at 6 a.m. to dropping off the last student at 4 p.m., he is literally surrounded by children all day. Honestly, I don’t know how he does it but boy am I thankful! As I learned of Mr. Thompson’s plan to retire at the end of this school year, my heart was selfishly filled with sorrow. I realized that Mr. Thompson had not only become a daily member of my children’s lives, but also mine. I also realized that for someone who has taken the time to know, care for, and teach my children so intently over the last few years, I never took the time to get to know him, which brought me to this point and inspired me to write this piece. Growing up in a military family, Mr. Thompson moved from California to Ohio in 1970. After high school, he felt the call to serve our country as a member of the United States Army. During his Army career, he met and married his wife, Gail and together they had three children. Mr. Thompson retired from the Army after 20 years of honorable service, at which time he decided to pursue a career in education. Planting roots in eastern

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Pender Sports

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Topsail’s Payton Little picked as NCHSAA Region 8 Student Advisory Council representative By Lee Wagner Post & Voice Sports Writer Topsail High School rising senior Payton Little was recently nominated by Athletics’ Director Barry West, and selected, to be the Region 8 representative for the NCHSAA Student-Athlete Advisory Council, which was developed in order to serve as the voice for studentathletes who participate in North Carolina High School Athletic Association programs. They will discuss topics that are relevant to high school student-athletes and develop way to maintain a positive athletic experience. Each council member is expected to exemplify leadership and sportsmanlike conduct while carrying out the overall missions of the NCHSAA, and the Student Services Division. “It involves attending a NSHS National Student Leadership Summit,� Payton said. “It means I will be going up to Indianapolis (Indiana) over the summer, and we will also be the student council member for our region which encompasses Pender, New Hanover, and Onslow Counties. Our Athletics’ Director, Coach (Barry) West, mentioned it to me and said I should apply. I answered some questions explaining all my activities and got an EMail about a month ago about how I had been accepted. “When he asked me to apply I wasn’t 100 percent sure what I was applying for. I knew the responsibilities it entailed if I was to be accepted. Then when I got my application I thought, ‘Wow, this is really

Payton Little cool.’ The next day at school we talked about it and I realized I am the person representing our area, and representing multiple schools and the NCHSAA, and everything in general, and I was blown away. It was an amazing surprise. I am really honored.� The NCHSAA Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) is comprised of 16 members who represent each of the NCHSAA regions and the more than 200,000 athletic participants. Selected SAAC members come from a diverse

pool of rising high-school rising sophomores and juniors who meet the following criteria: s-EETALLELIGIBILITYSTANDARDSASOUTlined in the NHCSAA Handbook. s0OSSESSLEADERSHIPCHARACTERISTICS s6IEWEDASPOSITIVEROLEMODELS s#APABLE OF WORKING WITH STUDENTS from a variety of social groups. s%XEMPLIlES THE TENETS OF 3TUDENT Services and Sportsmanship (Character, Integrity, Citizenship, and Respect. Little is a member of the National Honor Society and currently possesses a 4.375 grade-point-average. Payton was the leading scorer (11.9 points-pergame), rebounder (9.4, per game), and shot blocker (25) for the Lady Pirates. Along with basketball, Payton participates in the throwing events for the Topsail girls’ track & field team where she is the school record-holder in the shot put (35-0) and discus (109-7). Payton is also involved in the following extra-curricular activities: s3TAND #LUB n 3TAND FOR THOSE WHO can’t stand up for themselves, i.e., food drives, awareness campaigns, bullying, etc. s3TUDENT#OUNCIL s3TUDENT !MBASSADORS n 4OURS FOR new students; freshmen seminar s0INK "OWZ n #ANCER AWARENESS raised $10,000 this past year s0ROM#OMMITTEE s#LASS0RODUCTIONn4HREE DAYSHOW “I like to think I am very involved in

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Pender nine falls in first playoff round By Bobby Norris Post & Voice Sports Writer When the Pender Patriot baseball team began the year, there were those who thought that it would be yet another year in which the team would struggle through the nonconference slate and then limp through the conference schedule with a deflated confidence. However, first year coach Jeff Lee came in with an enthusiastic approach never wavered in keeping his upstart Patriot team on track. By the time the regular season ended the Pender County squad found themselves with an automatic bid that goes to the top 1A team in the newly formed Coastal 8 Conference. Last week the Patriots traveled to Edenton to face the John Holmes Aces. The

second-place team out of the Albemarle Conference ended the Patriots season with a 14-0 loss. Pender started their ace in junior Tyler Norris and he had no luck against a powerful Ace lineup. He gave up eight runs in two innings with six of those runs being earned. Coach Lee went to his super sophomore Daniel Parker. He did not fair well either, giving up six runs in two innings. Three of the runs scored against the Pats while Parker manned the hill were earned. Pender made four errors in the contest. Holmes Edenton started junior Chace Kelly and he proved to be too much for the Pender bats. He hurled a no hitter, striking out three. The Aces defeated Louisburg in the second round of the state playoffs.

Lady Patriots slam Weldon, fall at East Carteret By Bobby Norris Post & Voice Sports Writer When Pender Lady Patriot softball coach Corrina Reece saw the brackets for the 1A east softball playoffs, she saw the East Carteret Lady Mariners sitting in the second round. The Carteret County crew had beaten her Lady Patriots badly the last time they met, and she was quoted as saying they were the best 1A team in the state. The Lady Patriots slammed their firstround opponent Weldon 19-0 in five innings and then set their sites on the Lady Mariners. The top seeded Carteret ladies beat Pender 7-1 and sent them home until next spring. However, Coach Reece was more than pleased with the way her ladies played in the loss. “We were in this game,� said Reece. It was 4-1 going into the bottom of the fourth inning. We made a couple of mistakes in the late innings, but they were mistakes trying to make something happen. I’ll take that every time. We had a heck of a year. We fought some injuries and other things and still had a good season. You mark my words; Pender High school softball is on its way back.� Weldon came into the firstround game with a 6-2 record. However, it was obvious that

they were not of the same caliber as Pender. The Pats jumped on them early and often and despite easing up on the visiting team in the late innings, took a 19-0 win. Lauren Gammons earned the win with three innings of no-hit softball. Ashley Dupalavich had a homerun to lead a multitude of Patriots with hits. Next up was the Mariners. Lady Mariner Emily McGee has a great drop ball and gave the Patriots trouble with it the last time they met to the tune of double digit strikeouts. This time around the Pats were patient with the pitch. “She is very good, “said Reece. “She has a nasty drop ball and we struggled with it the last time we met. This time we were patient and did a much better job.� Ashely Dupalavich hit a solo homerun in the first and the 1-0 lead stood until the third frame. East scored four times and took that lead into the late innings. The three runs that were scored in the later innings were on errors. Gammons took the loss despite what Reece called one of her better outings. The Patriots end the year with a 13-12 record. They have no seniors and only two juniors on the roster.

Pender ended their season with an 8-16 record overall. They were 8-7 in Coastal 8 play and played a tie breaker for third place in the conference. Leading the Patriots at the plate this year was sophomore Josh Barnhill. He batted .358 with five doubles. Senior Josh Roberts was second with

a .333 batting average with junior Tyler Norris third on the team with a .309 average that included five doubles. Pender graduates six seniors from this year’s team. Those seniors are Chase Norris, Josh Roberts, Eston Easterling, Stephen Brunetti, David Olivas and Andrew Knox.

Topsail sports roundup By Lee Wagner Post & Voice Sports Writer Three Topsail female athletes and one Topsail male athlete qualified for the NCHSAA 3A State Track and Field Championships Friday at North Carolina A&T University with outstanding performances this past Saturday at the 3A Regional Championships held at Mount Olive University. Additional, two young Pirate golfers ended their seasons by doing well, along with gaining the experience, at the 3A State Individual Golf Championships in Pinehurst. Track and Field The Lady Pirates placed 10th (38 points) out of 24 teams in the event won by Cleveland (68). Mid-Eastern 3A/4A Conference rival North Brunswick was fourth (55-1/2), South Brunswick (46) tied for sixth, and New Hanover was 11th (237-1/2). All three girls who qualified were underclassmen, led by a pair of freshmen. Isabella Bufalini was second (5:26.90) in the 1,600-meter run, while classmate Makayla Obremski was second (12:14.12) in the 3,200-meter run. Junior Payton Little qualified by finishing second (36-11-1/4) in the shot put. Bufalini was 10th (2:57.02) in the 800 and teamed up with sophomore Becky Wells, freshman Skylar, and Obremski to finish fifth (10:11.72) in the 4x800 relay. Sophomore Madison Lofton just missed out on a trip to states with a fifth (12.85) in the 100-meter dash and a sixth (25.74) in the 200, as well as a sixth (50.27) in the 4x100 relay with Carmen Pyrtle, Abigail Hunt, and Isabel Hayes. The Pirate boys were 20th (17) out of 26 teams with conference adversaries South Brunswick ninth (27), North Brunswick 12th (24), and West

Brunswick 26th (one). Senior Adam Hart was a dual qualifier, finishing first (53-6) in the shot put and second (152-7) in the discus. Just missing the opportunity to move on were Johnathan Ward who was eighth (20-4-1/2) in the long jump, and Bryce Dillon, who was 11th (2:08.64) in the 800-meter run. Thus far, 10 school records have already been broken this season – seven by Lady Pirates. Little’s 36-11-1/4 broke the old shot-put mark of 34-3 set by Barbara Lee Palmer in 1999, and her best javelin throw of 109-9-1/2 eradicated the old mark of 97-5-1/2 set by Yolanda Reilly in 2003. Bufalini established two new school records, running a 2:26 in the 800 to erase the 2:27.74 of Lucy Marcum in 2016, and posting a 5:212 in the 1,600 to send the amazing Zatha Loewen (5:25.38 in 2007) from the record books. Obremski also broke the Loewen mark of 12:20.44 set in 2009 with an 11:34 in the 3,200, and Biufalini, Obremski, Libretto, and Wells joined forces for a 10:11.72 in the 4x800 to dispose of the old mark of 10:14 set in 2003. Carmen Pyrtle, Abigail Hunt, Isabel Hayes, and Madison Lofton ran a 50.27 in the 4x100 relay to erase the old time of 50.45 set in 2007. On the boys’ side, Hart’s 53-6 in the shot put broke the old mark of 51-10 set by Ahmad Garrison in 2007, and Hart’s 163-3 in the discus erased Garrison’s 159-6, also set in 2007. Ward set a new mark of 21-11 in the long jump, eradicating the old mark of 21-6 set in 2012 by the talented, three-sport athlete Will Thomas. Stay tuned – there is one more meet to go and Bufalini, Obremski, Little, and Hart will all be at North Carolina

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In My Opinion The recent scandal over at Topsail High school involving what has been deemed an ineligible player has became a big story in the area. Every time I turn around I am hearing from another parent talking about what a travesty this is and that they want the person or persons responsible punished. Someone must be held accountable. I admit that I don’t know the specifics of the situation. I am not a school administrator or a teacher or coach. I am sure that it could be said that I should refrain from stating my opinion about the matter. However, those that know me will tell you, that is not possible. First things first. It is a travesty that the young men at Topsail High school were ruled ineligible to play in the playoffs. These guys worked hard and deserved to see how far they could go against some of the better teams in the state. In my opinion, if there was in fact a mistake made by the administration, then there should be a way to punish said individuals, especially if it has been proven that the mistake did not give Topsail an unfair advantage. Now, with that being said, it does involve a player on the roster. If the folks at Topsail are true to their words, then each and every player on that team is part of winning every game that is played rather it be as a runner, a starter or just someone that rarely gets on the field but shows up for practice. One thing that I have not heard is what this young man will go through because of this. He was having the time of his life and now this. Let’s address the administrators. One of the things that I would look at is if it was intentional. By all accounts the mistake was not intentional. Was it an oversite? Maybe. Is it a situation that the administrators had never dealt with? Probably. Maybe, just maybe they made a mistake. Although that mistake

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had harsh consequences, the fact remains that it was a mistake by an administrator or administrators that more than likely had never dealt with a home bound studentathlete. So lets say the principal and athletic director are fired. They made a mistake and they are fired. One mistake, all be it a huge mistake. What does that tell the student-athletes involved? One can say it shows that there are consequences for your actions. I say it says you better not make a mistake or you will be hung in effigy. Let’s face the facts folks. Topsail High’s track record on things like this is not good. A basketball coach wins 20 games and does things the right way and is relieved of his duties. A baseball coach leads his team deep into the playoffs year after year and does it the right way and is fired because he refuses to bow down to pressures from outside the program. Even this year there is a controversy with the appointment of a coach. I have a novel idea. Let’s do what’s right for the kids. I feel really bad for these young men. They are caught up in something they had nothing to do with. However, it happened and firing people who made an honest mistake will not fix it. Not one young man was physically harmed nor has been mistreated. I believe that the parties involved need to move on with their duties and chalk it up as a lesson learned. Like I have said many times, this is not the opinion of the Post & Voice. This is just my opinion.

Post & Voice Top Performers By Bobby Norris Post & Voice Sports Writer This is the last week of the regular season Top Performers. Last week two of the high school softball teams in the county fell in the second round of the state playoffs. The Pender Patriots beat Weldon behind the pitching of sophomore Lauren Gammons. The right hander did not allow a hit in three innings of work and struck out six batters. Ashley Dupalavich had a homerun in the game over Weldon and then hit a dinger against the top 1A team in the state in East Carteret. Tyanna Holmes had a good day against Weldon as well. The Topsail Lady Pirates lost a heart breaker to C.B. Aycock in the second round of the 3A playoffs. In the win over Orange Tanesha Williams had four ribbeys while Maggie Smith was 4-4 with three runs batted in. Sydney Hartgrove had was 3-5 in the game with three ribbeys. Shayne Collins earned the win over Orange. The Pender boys and girls

track and field squad won the 1A Mideast regionals last Saturday. The 4x100 and 4x200 boys and girls won their race while Faith Lana won the high jump. Malcolm McLean won the high jump while Chris Devane was third in the shot put. Three Topsail female athletes and one Topsail male athlete qualified for the NCHSAA 3A State Track & Field Championships Friday at North Carolina A&T University with outstanding performances this past Saturday at the 3A Regional Championships held at Mount Olive University. All three girls who qualified were underclassmen, led by a pair of freshmen. Isabella Bufalini was second in the 1,600-meter run, while classmate Makayla Obremski was second in the 3,200-meter run. Junior Payton Little qualified by finishing second in the shot put. Senior Adam Hart was a dual qualifier, finishing first in the shot put and second in the discus. He is this weeks Top Performer.


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The Post & Voice Sports Roundup By Bobby Norris Post & Voice Sports Writer Track and field The Pender Patriot boys and girls track and field team won the state 1A Mid-East regional meet on Saturday. The boys scored 86 points with the girls scoring 120. The Patriot girls 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams won first place to pace the Pats. Zaria Mitchell, Kyra Corcoran, Taylor Marshall and Mya Fisher ran both relays. Mitchell was third in both the 100 and 200-meter sprints as well. Faith Lana won the high jump and was third in the triple jump while Taylor Marshall was second in the long jump. The Patriot boys were also

led by their relay teams. The Pats 4x100 and 4x200 won gold. Latrell Brown, Tylek Bordeaux, Makhel Henry and Lavelle Henry ran those races. The 4x400 finished second while the 4x800 finished third. Malcolm McLean won the high jump while Chris Devane was third in the shot put. The Patriots will participate in the state 1A meet to be held on Saturday at North Carolina A&T. The Trask Titans participated in the 2A Mid East regionals in Mount Olive on Saturday. Sean Mears-Denison led the Titan men with a second-place finish in the shot put. Michael Walker finished

third in the 110 hurdles while Luis Hernandez-Perez finished fourth in the 3,200meter run. Alex Kraft finished fifth in both the long jump and the triple jump. On the girls side the Titans were led by a fifth-place finish in the 3,200-meter run by Vanessa Velasco-Sanchez. She finished seventh in the 1,600-meter run. High school playoffs With the elimination of the Topsail softball team and the Pender baseball and softball teams, the track and field athletes are the only ones left standing. The Post & Voice Sports department will begin evaluating the baseball and softball teams this week and will announce

the all-county baseball and softball teams as well as our male and female athletes of the year from each school in the coming weeks. Summer volleyball The Topsail summer volleyball program will begin approximately one week after the end of the school year. Topsail volleyball Coach Hill Pearsall does a great job of heading up this league. Pender Coach Matt Davis will again field a team with Trask coach Cathy Claris expected to field a team as well. Pender Athletic department. The Pender athletic department will welcome a new athletic director shortly after the school year ends. Bevin Stokes will step down with Matt Davis taking over.

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Fishing improving by the day By Bobby Norris Post & Voice Fishing Fanatic The waters off of and around the Topsail Island beaches are becoming fisherman friendly once again. The anglers fishing off of the beach are catching plenty of sea mullet and black drum. Throw a twohook bottom rig baited with cut shrimp just beyond the breakers and be patient. Pier fishing is picking up as well. There have been reports of some bluefish and Spanish being caught on Gotcha plugs. Remember, the best time to fish for these guys is when the water is clear. There have been a few pompano caught in the surf as well as off of the pier. Cut bait and shrimp will work here. The reds are beginning to show up in the backwaters. Live bait along with your favorite gulp bait will work here. The flatfish bite is on the rise as well. They will hit those same live baits and gulp. Remember, be patient with these guys or you will come home empty handed. The freshwater anglers are reporting high waters

on the river. That being said the bream and cats are biting in spurts. Red worms will work for the panfish while chicken livers and your favorite mix of stink baits will help you find that big whisker fish. This week’s fishing tip I write about tips and such on fishing in both salt and fresh water. Often times I will fish both fresh and salt water in the same week. What I find is that our area waters are some of the most beautiful in the United States. One trip down the Cape Fear River in the early morning hours will sell even the most pessimistic person on our natural beauties. My wife and I see all kinds of wildlife including gators, snakes and an occasional deer in or near the water. The waters around Topsail are as peaceful as any I have ever been on. The water is clean and the locals are friendly. I think that we are lucky to have such a wonderful place to fish or just enjoy ourselves. Please take care of our natural resources. They are the only ones we will get.

The team of (left to right) Stuart Sanderson, David McGee and Jeff Price (missing from the photo is teammate Rob Brickell of UNC) took first place in the Topsail Kiwanis Golf Tournament.

Topsail Kiwanis Golf Tournament helps area kids By Allan Libby Special to the Post & Voice The 32nd Annual Topsail Island Area Kiwanis Golf Tournament held May 5 generated more than $6,000 to help enrich the lives of area children through the youth programs of the Kiwanis Club of Topsail Island Area. Sixty golfers participated in the event at North Shore Country Club in Sneads Ferry. The team of Jeff Price, Stuart Sanderson, David McGee and Chris Eaves won first place with a score of 59. Second place went to the team of Joe Bell, Howell Nelson, Rick Howdy, and Barry Sikes, with

Roundup Continued from page 6A A&T in Greensboro Friday. Boys’ golf Pirate juniors Evan Higgins and Max Johnson got the experience and opportunity of playing in the NCHSAAA state tournament last Monday and Tuesday at the 6,502yard, Par-72 Longleaf Golf & Family Club in Pinehurst,

Harrell leaves Trask High a winner By Bobby Norris Post & Voice Sports Writer Heide Trask senior Nathan Harrell is one of those young men that always seems to have a smile on his face. In fact, one of the knocks on him in his early years was he just was not mean enough, did not have that killer instinct that is often needed in the sports world. Nathan came into his senior year with a ton of potential and despite being that nice guy that was eluded to, became the Titans ace on the hill. Nathan led the team in earned run average and was 5-1 on the hill. He also led the team in strikeouts. Toward the end of the year he was the pitcher that Head Coach Ronnie Pruitt seemed to lean on in the big games. Nathan Harrell certainly lives up to the nice guy moniker. However, he is also one heck of a baseball player. He leaves Heide Trask High School as a winner.

a score of 61. Kiwanis sends its deepest thanks to its Champion sponsors who made substantial contributions to support the tournament this year. They include Batson’s Galley, Beach Shop and Grill, Beach Side Builders, Carolina Coast Contracting, Cora’s Island Deli, Coastal Bank & Trust, Daddy Mac’s Beach Grill, East Coast Sports, ECS Southeast, LLP, Gideon Heating and Air Conditioning, High Tides Construction, HomeWorx Realty, Jacksonville Builder’s Supply, Jones-Onslow EMC, Landmark Properties/Nick Phillips, Max’s Pizza, McDonald’s, RE/MAX Essential,

Rocky Point Ventures, LLC, SERVPRO of Pender-West Onslow, Surf City Crab Seafood Market, Surf City Dental, Surf City IGA, Teresa Batts Real Estate, The Gift Basket, Topsail Realty Vacations, LLC, Town of North Topsail Beach, Town of Surf City and Treasure Realty. Kiwanis is also grateful for its Friends sponsors who donated gifts and prizes for the tournament. They include Bear Trail Golf Club, Belvedere Country Club, Castle Bay CC, North Shore CC, Olde Point CC, Bojangles, Hopsail Taproom and Beer Market, Shaka Taco, and ThreadFX Embroidery Shop.

“We appreciate all our sponsors for their support and all participants for playing in our tournament,” says Kiwanis President Dawn Brannan. “We simply couldn’t have the tournament without the support of our local business community, and the participation of our golfing friends and neighbors.” “North Shore Country Club, Club Pro Ryan Hansen and General Manager John Russell have been great hosts and supporters of our tournament for the past three years and we appreciate their gracious hospitality,” said 2018 Tournament Chair Rich Pollock.

and both performed well. Higgins shot a 77-78-155 to finish in a tie with Eastern Alamance’s Caden Baker for 18th place, and Johnson carded an 83-75-158 to finish in a five-way deadlock for 27th out of 84 golfers. West Carteret’s Ethan Hall was the individual state champion with a 75-68143, edging Kings Mountain’s Alex Goff (74-72-46) by three strokes. South Brunswick’s Xavier Williams (75-78-153) was tied for 11th, Walker Is-

ley (82-75-157) finished in a four-way tie for 23rd, Ralph Stevenson (85-81-166) was in a three-way tie for 53rd, and Hogan Disbrow (87-87-174) was in a two-way tie for 75th. South’s fifth golfer was 80th (8990-179). Charlotte Catholic (305305) won the team title with 34 over-par 34. Clayton (314-315) was a distant second with a 53 over-par 629, and South Brunswick (329-321) was tied for eighth with a 650. Topsail

did not qualify for the state tournament as a team. “Obviously we were happy they got there,” Topsail Coach Jamie Rochelle said. “They were excited but they wanted to do better, I told them to end their season at the states as something of which to be proud. My three best (Harrison Wierse) are juniors so next year my three top players will back. “We’ll have to get a couple of kids to step in and fill in

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Emmertz stands tall as a Topsail Pirate By Bobby Norris Post & Voice Sports Writer In the game of baseball, failure is a given. The best of the best at the major league level is barely successful at the plate 30 percent of the time. However, the catchers position is one that those numbers cannot do justice. Topsail high school senior catcher Colby Emmertz is one of those players that seems to be made for the position often called the backstop. He has learned to be a wall behind the plate and is also a natural born leader on the team. The Topsail baseball fraternity is dealing with things that are beyond their control. The senior players are taking the brunt of the storm as they do not have another year to play under the Pirate flag. Despite all of this, the 2018 senior class, led by their amazing backstop Colby Emmertz will stand tall as a Topsail Pirate.

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Test) scores so she plans to retake the test. She is still mulling over her eventual career path. “I have to tour some of universities but I haven’t made a decision yet,” Payton said. “My dream would be Duke, but that’s a reach. I have no idea what I want to major in, but I want it to be something where I can interact with, and help, people.

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Dupalavich does things the right way at Pender By Bobby Norris Post & Voice Sports Writer When talking about junior Pender Lady Patriot Ashley Dupalavich, one could start rattling off statistics. Sure, she is batting a cool .433 with 25 RBIs. And yes she is playing first base and playing every day despite nursing an injury. She is a great student with an amazing smile and attitude to go along with it. However, according to her softball coach, it is the things she doesn’t do that makes her special. Ashley Dupalavich is a team player. She has the never say die attitude that makes her a great softball player. She works hard and does everything that is asked of her and more. “I wish I had a team of Ashley Dupalavich’s,” said Pender Coach Corrina Reece. The Patriots softball season is over and Ashley will turn her attention toward volleyball. Those who know her are sure that she will work hard for Coach Matt Davis as well.

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Obituaries

Louise Debose Woodcock ATKINSON -- Louise DeBose Woodcock, 78, of Atkinson, was called to her heavenly home by the Lord Saturday, May 12, 2018. She was born Nov 9, 1939 in Wayne County, the daughter of the late Robert Grady DeBose and Lillie Mae Corbett DeBose Sidbury. Also remembered is her husband, Jay Woodcock; sisters, LaVerne Woodcock, Daphne Rackley, and Carolyn Rhodes; and brothers, Robert DeBose and Dennis DeBose, all who preceded Louise in death. Louise is survived by her daughter, Diane W. Norris (Dale); son, Richard N. Woodcock; grandchildren, Brandon Norris (Brittany) and RebecThe Topsail Island Area Kiwanis Club prioritizes helping local families and children in ca Retherford (Doyle); great times of need. The club recently approved funding for the purchase of Wal-Mart gift grandsons, Landon Norris and Owen Norris; brother, Danny cards to be distributed to local families. Topsail Kiwanis frequently partners with Mercy DeBose (Nell); and many niecAbounds, a local community resource that identifies and assists single parent families es, nephews and friends. with utility bills and other special needs. Bennett Hunter, who recently passed away, The family received friends was instrumental in developing the relationship with the Mercy Abounds ministry. Ben- at 10 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2018 nett’s wife, Bonnie, recently joined with Kiwanis President Dawn Brannan, to present at Atkinson Baptist Church the most recent Kiwanis donation to Mercy Abounds coordinator Sandra Brown. Pic- Fellowship Hall with service tured above from left to right: Sandra Brown (Mercy Abounds,) Bonnie Hunter (Honor- beginning at 11 a.m. in the ary Topsail Island Kiwanian,) and Dawn Brannan (President of the Topsail Island Area church sanctuary. The Rev. Ken Smith conducted the service. Kiwanis Club.) Burial followed in Atkinson Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions to The Master’s Mission, C/O Darrell Rooks, PO Box 338, Ware shoals, SC 29692 or to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401. Shared memories and condolences may be sent to the family at www.quinnmcgowen. com. The family was served

by Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Burgaw.

Sandra Jean McBryant BURGAW -- Sandra Jean McBryant, 66, of Burgaw passed from her earthly life Saturday, May 12, 2018 at her home. She was born June 4, 1951 in Atlanta, the daughter of the late Thomas Eugene Stanford and Annie Jo Terrell Stanford. Also remembered are her sisters, Billie Jo Gurgiolo and Janice Riddle, both who preceded Sandra in death. Sandra leaves behind to cherish her memory her beloved husband of 44 years, Claude McBryant; daughters, Melanie Parker and her husband, Durwood and Tabitha Nicole McBryant; grandsons, Dylan Parker and Wyatt Henderson; brothers, Tommy Stanford and his wife Darlene and Jimmy Stanford and his wife Joanie; many nieces, nephews and friends. Following Sandra’s wishes there will be no services held. Shared memories and condolences may be sent to the family by selecting “Guestbook” above. The family was served by Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Burgaw.

Grace Williamson Paluck BURGAW -- Grace Williamson Paluck, 91, of Burgaw passed gently from her earthly life Monday, May 14, 2018 at Pender Memorial Hospital. She was born December 22, 1926, the daughter of the late Maurice Ernest and Edith Wallace Williamson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andy Paluck, Sr. Grace is survived by her daughter, Edith Croom (JB); sons, Andy Paluck, Jr. (Deborah), Billy Paluck, Sr. (Lisa) and Steven Paluck; grandchildren, Brent Croom (Kristi), Bryan Croom, Jennifer Croom, Andrew Paluck III (Jennifer), Mae Groves (Kevin), Travis Paluck, Lynn Mesimer (Monty), Billy Paluck, Jr., Brandon Paluck (Jenna) and Ashley Myers (Ed); 29 great grandchildren; two sisters, Clyn Manley (Ron) and Ivy Vernem; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. The Family received friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw Chapel. Funeral was 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Burgaw United Methodist Church with Rev. Ellen McCubbin conducting the service. Burial followed in Burgaw Cemetery. Shared memories and condolences may be sent to the family at www.quinnmcgowen. com. The family was served by Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Burgaw.

The Coffee Break Café officially opened last week with a ribbon cutting by the Burgaw Area Chamber of Commerce. The business is located on Courthouse Avenue. Pictured above are Chamber Director Emily Baker, business owner Josie Taylor, Burgaw Councilwoman Jan Dawson and N.C. Blueberry Festival 2017 Tiny Miss Queen London Grace Mehalko.

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Continued from page 5A civic responsibility. High School Diploma - I’d like to restore the value of an academic diploma as an indicator of perfor mance, not social promotion or selfesteem. To graduate with an academic diploma a student must be able to perform at a twelfth grade level. Congress and the Law - It’s critical that citizens be able to read and understand the law - how can you respect something you don’t understand? I propose an amendment to the Constitution that says, in effect: ‘Congress shall pass no law that can not be read and understood by a citizen, a high school graduate with an academic diploma.’ Restore the Citizen Legislator to Congress Two terms at most, just like the President, and then return to civilian life. No more career politicians, no more congressional perks and fat pension plans and benefits that you and I can’t get. Vote for none of the above. It’s past time we had a ‘None of the above’ choice of the ballot. If ‘None of the

above’ gets more votes than any other candidate, a new election is called and the current batch of candidates can not run again in it. The money It’s always about money, isn’t it? I’d like to follow the money trail, publish a member’s voting record as well as the source of contributions to the member’s campaign. Here’s my plan for politicians: You can take money from anyone, but, You must excuse yourself from voting on any legislation involving a contributor. Your voting history will be a measure of your effectiveness as a legislator. If you take so much money from so many people you can’t vote on many issues, you won’t be an effective legislator. Rights vs responsibilities Before we start screaming about our rights, we need to concern ourselves first with responsibilities to our own family, community and country, and how well we fulfill our responsibility as citizens. There are many agencies that advocate citizen ‘rights’ and not nearly enough that advocate citizen ‘responsibility’. Free speech Free speech is not the same

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thing as commercial speech. You can stand up on a soap box and speak your mind about anything you want to, without restriction, but there should be some restrictions on political and ‘for-profit’ speech - ‘speech’ for which mass distribution is purchased in newspapers, magazines, TV and the entertainment industry. Is there a fundamental ‘truthiness’, or is it mindless propaganda? Our responsibility We can no longer be blind to the fact that politicians and their surrogates spin facts to suit their sponsor’s purpose. Distasteful as it might be, it is important to listen to the dissent, to the people you think you disagree with. You might find that you are being deliberately manipulated by the intensity and outrage of the ‘issue of the day’ to keep you from being able to make an objective consideration. Blind loyalty to a political party or single-issue cause makes you easy to manipulate, when you should, as a loyal and patriotic American Citizen, be ever on guard for foreign government financed efforts to spread distrust in our American government and its institutions.

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Bill Howard Outdoors By Bill Howard Post & Voice Columnist I was in line at a Walmart the other day purchasing some wheel chocks. The person in front of me was finishing making her payment when the cashier picked up the chocks and asked what they were for. I explained they are to keep my camper from rolling when parked. The customer in front of me said, “wow! You have a camper? Don’t park it! Use it!” I explained that I was going to be using it, but when I parked it at the various locations I would be going that I would need to use the chocks then. Of course the conversation with the customer and the cashier needed further explanation as well, as they asked where I would be headed. I have a family trip in which we will be going to Yellowstone, Grand Teton and the Badlands next month. Both people’s eyes lit up when I started talking about it. The customer went on to tell me she has only been out of state once. That is when it dawned on me, or maybe re-dawned on me. First, how lucky I am to be able to see some of the wonders. Second, had sad it is for others not to experience the wonders. I asked her why she has only left the state once. She went on to talk about how she always had things to do or spend money on that kept her home. I didn’t ask her age, but she appeared to be in slightly older than myself. It made me think about times in which I used the same excuses. Did a slightly larger television set really enhance my life or when I spent the same amount of money on a family trip to the mountains mean more to me and those around me? Was the gift I got myself several years ago better than the trip in which my wife and I traveled and camped out in Shenandoah? Hint, we watched the sunrise over a beautiful cloud inversion in Shenandoah that neither of us will ever forget. The gift I bought myself several years ago; I can’t remember what it

was therefore I could only call it a gift. Three words explains it all. Experience over things. We can usually get things whenever. Often when we get things, we are only attached to them for a short period of time. Think back to your toys you received during your childhood Christmases. I would venture to bet that many of the toys were played with that day only, and maybe for just a few minutes before your attention carried you to the next toy. Our attention spans are short. Today’s world had made them even shorter.

But if we get out and experience this world, rather than our attention spans dropping the latest and attaching to the newest, we reminisce about the last moment and search for the next moment. The past doesn’t disappear, rather it drives us to the future. It was once said that “life is meant to be lived.” It is. It isn’t meant to forget. Experiencing the Everglades, feeling the power of Niagara Falls, seeing the sunrise in Shenandoah, listening to the bugle of the elk in the Great Smokies – that is living. That is not being consumed in a world so small that only a new television

is important. It is becoming aware. Aware of what this world holds, and what is truly important in this world. It is experiences. It is not things. –Bill Howard is a lifelong North Carolina resident and hunter. He is a lifetime member of the North Carolina Bowhunters Association, an associate member of Pope and Young, and an official measurer of both. He is a certified hunter education (IHEA) instructor and bowhunter education (IBEP) instructor. Please share your stories with Bill at BillHowardOutdoors@gmail. com.

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Agenda Board of County Commissioners Meeting Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 4:00 PM Pender County Public Assembly Room 805 S. Walker Street, Burgaw, NC

1.

CALL TO ORDER

2.

INVOCATION

3.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

4.

ADOPTION OF AGENDA

5.

PUBLIC HEARING 5.1.

6.

Public Hearing on FY 18-19 Submitted County Budget. Presentation of the Water & Sewer System Development Fee Analysis Conducted by Stantec Consulting Services

7.

PUBLIC COMMENT

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CONSENT AGENDA

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8.1.

Approval of Minutes: Regular Meeting: May 7, 2018.

8.2.

Approval of a Budget Amendment to Approve Increases in Health Department Revenues and Expenditures for Fiscal Year 2017-2018: $11,442.

May 17, 2018 SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR NEWLY FORMED PARKS & RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD The Town of Burgaw is accepting applications for the newly formed Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. Applicants must be residents of the corporate limits of Burgaw. Members of this board shall have the primary responsibility of collaboration with the Parks and Recreation Director for future capital projects as well as special events related to parks and recreation. In addition, this Board shall be responsible for aiding the Parks and Recreation Director in developing and administering recreational programs for town residents. Application may be downloaded from our website at www.townofburgaw.com. Completed applications must be submitted to the Town Clerk by 5PM May 25th at 109 N Walker Street, Burgaw, NC 28425. For further information, you may contact Sylvia Raynor, Town Clerk at 910-663-3441 between the hours of 8AM and 5PM Monday – Friday or via email at town.clerk@townofburgaw.com. NOTICE TO ALL RESIDENTS OF THE TOWN OF BURGAW REGARDING CURBSIDE VEGETATIVE DEBRIS AND BULKY ITEMS COLLECTION Please be advised of these requirements prior to placing vegetative debris or bulky items at the street for pickup. 1) The Town does not pick up vegetative debris generated by contractors for non-residential and multi-family development customers. 2) Do not mix vegetative debris with other materials. 3) Do not place vegetative debris in the street. All debris must be a minimum of two feet from the edge of pavement. 4) Do not place vegetative debris in front of a fire hydrant. 5) Do not place vegetative debris within twenty feet of an intersection or in a manner that will impair the ability of the traveling public to see oncoming traffic. 6) Residents should place all debris on their property. Please do not place vegetative debris on town parks, the railroad right of way, or undeveloped/unoccupied property. In regards to bulky items the Town will collect large items (residential only) such as furniture, mattresses and appliances on the same day as yard waste. Bulky item collection is intended for the occasional disposal of large items that will not fit into a roll cart but is not intended for a whole house clean out. Failure to adhere to these rules may result in the debris/bulky items not being collected and/or fines assessed by the Town of Burgaw.

CALENDAR Town offices closed in observance of Memorial Day TOWN OF BURGAW Phone 910.259.2151 Fax 910.259.6644 Email: townofburgaw@townofburgaw.com Web: www.townofburgaw.com

Town of Surf City Town of Surf City Government News Government News May 17, 2018 May 17, 2018

APPROVALS AND RESOLUTIONS 9.1.

Resolution Encouraging Congress to Create a Reliable, Predictable Stream of Resources to Address Deferred Maintenance Needs in America's National Parks.

9.2.

Approval of a Professional Services Contract with Highfill Infrastructure Engineering P.C. for Preliminary Engineering for a Proposed Water Interconnection with Cape Fear Public Utility Authority at US Hwy 17 and Authorization of a Purchase Order in the Amount of $29,800.00.

9.3.

Approval of an Ordinance Authorizing the Sheriff's Office to Perform Criminal Background Checks for Pender County Employees and Volunteers.

MEETING TIMES MEETING TIMES Surf CitySurf Town 1st Tuesday of of thethe CityCouncil Town Council 1st Tuesday month at 6:30pm month at 6:30pm PlanningPlanning Board Board 2nd Thursday of of thethe 2nd Thursday month at 5:30pm month at 5:30pm

MAPLE HILL WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT 10.1.

Resolution Authorizing Execution of a Reimbursement Resolution for the Maple Hill Water & Sewer District Finished Water Supply Project

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Resolution by the Board of Directors of the Maple Hill Water and Sewer District Adopting a Capital Project Budget Ordinance for the Design, Permitting, Bidding, and Construction of the Maple Hill Finished Water Supply Project.

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Resolution Authorizing a Contract Amendment to the original Highfill Infrastructure Engineering Agreement for Design, Permitting, and Construction Administration Services on the Maple Hill Water & Sewer District Finished Water Supply Project in the amount of $126,200.

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ITEMS FROM THE COUNTY ATTORNEY, COUNTY MANAGER, ASSISTANT COUNTY MANAGER, & COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

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CLOSED SESSION (IF APPLICABLE).

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7PM PUBLIC HEARINGS: SPECIAL USE PERMITS/ZONING MAP AMENDMENTS/ RESOLUTIONS

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Town of Burgaw Government News

May 28, 2018

PUBLIC INFORMATION 6.1.

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Resolution Requesting Approval of a General Use Rezoning from PD, Planned Development zoning district to the GB, General Business zoning district.

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Resolution Requesting Approval of a General Use Rezoning from PD, Planned Development zoning district to the GB, General Business zoning district.

13.3.

Resolution Requesting Approval of a Zoning Text Amendment to the Pender County Unified Development Ordinance to amend Section 7.9 'Drainage Facilities and Utility Easements'.

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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 Industrial Facilities & Pollution Control Financing Auth. Nursing/Adult Care Committee 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 Positions/Categories 3 Dentist***, Engineer***, Optometrist*** 2 District 3, District 4 7 Business/Insurance/Attorney/Banking 3 Public Citizen 2 District 2 (Unexpired Term) 1 Collector District 4 = Union; Penderlea; Grady; Columbia; Caswell; Canetuck District 5 = Burgaw; Holly

*** These positions can be temporarily filled by someone associated with this field who may not be currently licensed. Applications can be completed on-line at www.pendercountync.gov or write or call Melissa Long, Clerk to the Board, PO Box 5, Burgaw, NC 28425 (910) 259-1200, and complete an application. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ PENDER COUNTY FISCAL YEAR 2018-2019, SUBMITTED BUDGET The Pender County Board of Commissioners will conduct a Public Hearing on Monday, May 21, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. in the Board’s Meeting Room of the Pender County Administration Building, 805 S. Walker St., Burgaw, North Carolina, in accordance with N.C.G.S. 159-12(b) for the purpose of taking comments from the public with regard to the Fiscal Year 2017-18 Budget, as proposed and submitted by the County Manager on Monday, May 7, 2018. The proposed date for adoption of the FY 17/18 budget is Monday, June 4, 2018. Copies of the budget and budget summaries are available in the County’s Main Public Library, located at 103 S. Cowan St., Burgaw, NC; the County’s Branch Library, located at 17135 US Hwy 17, Hampstead, NC; the County Manager’s Office, located, at 805 S. Walker St., Burgaw, NC, and on the County website at www.pendercountync.gov. - Submitted by Randell Woodruff, Pender County Manager ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

NOTICE OF INTENT TO ACCEPT OFFER FOR SALE OF PENDER COUNTY PROPERTY

TAKE NOTICE that Pender County has received and proposes to accept an offer to purchase 2 acres +/- off of Canetuck Rd, Currie, and further identified as Parcel ID 2234-63-5287-0000 for the sale price of Four Thousand Dollars ($4,000.00). Within Ten (10) days of the date of this notice any person may submit an upset bid which exceeds the proposed purchase price by at least ten percent (10%) of the first One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) and at least five percent (5%) of the remainder of the purchase price. The bid must be submitted to the Clerk to the Board with a deposit in the amount of five (5%) percent of the total increased price.

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The Pender County Housing Department is requesting proposals from licensed & insured Construction/Rehabilitation Contractors to partially rehabilitate portions of one or more apartments at the Country Court Apartment Complex located on 10260 Hwy 421, Currie N.C. 28425. Pender County is seeking a qualified professional to perform related work as may be needed to rehabilitate kitchen and bathroom areas. Interested contractors must schedule an appointment to view the first unit and should call 910.259.1208 to schedule a time to see the unit(s). Time is of the essence. Proposals will be accepted through Wednesday, May 30th at 4:00 pm by e-mail, in person or by fax. Proposals must itemize the work to be performed, provide cost estimates for labor and materials and give a time frame for completion. Please include license numbers and proof of insurance. Proposals that do not provide the information as requested may be rejected. The e-mail address is: jherring@pendercountync.gov. The fax number is 910.259.1343. Our physical address is: 805 South Walker St, Burgaw, NC 28425.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS THE PENDER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING AS FOLLOWS: DATE OF HEARINGS: May 21, 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 Zoning Map Amendment Henry Nadeau, applicant, on behalf of Hilda Edens, owner, is requesting approval of a Zoning Map Amendment for one (1) tract totaling approximately ±6.5 acres from PD, Planned Development zoning district to GB, General Business zoning district. The subject property is located at 20120 US HWY 17, in the Topsail Township, along the east side of US HWY 17, on the southeast corner of US HWY 17 and Edens Lane (SR 1728) and may be further identified by Pender County PIN: 4204-97-4204-0000.

Zoning Map Amendment Henry Nadeau, applicant, on behalf of Betty A. Davis et al, owner, is requesting approval of a Zoning Map Amendment for one (1) tract totaling approximately ±1.30 acres from PD, Planned Development zoning district to GB, General Business zoning district. The subject property is located at 83 Country Club Drive (SR 1565), in the Topsail Township, along the north side of Country Club Drive (SR 1565), approximately 300’ feet from corner of US HWY 17 and Country Club Drive (SR 1565) and may be further identified by Pender County PIN: 3293-758455-0000. Zoning Text Amendment Pender County, applicant, is requesting approval of a Zoning Text Amendment to the Pender County Unified Development Ordinance. Specifically, the request is to amend Section 7.9 ‘Drainage Facilities and Utility Easements’ to revise current stormwater regulations for new developments. A detailed description of the proposed changes is available in the Pender County Planning and Community Development Department Offices. For Additional Information: Contact Pender County Planning & Community Development 805 S Walker St Burgaw, NC 28425 Phone 910 259-1202 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS THE PENDER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING AS FOLLOWS: DATE OF HEARINGS: June 18, 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 A meeting of the Pender County Board of Commissioners will be held on June 18, 2018 in the Commissioners Meeting Chambers. A public hearing will be held regarding the draft Pender 2.0 Comprehensive Land Use Plan. The Pender County Comprehensive Land Use Plan provides a blueprint for growth and development over the next 20 to 30 years. When viewed as a guide, the document is intended to present the basic description of Pender County now and into the next few decades. The public has the opportunity to provide written comment to the Division of Coastal Management following adoption of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan. If desired, please contact Michael Christenbury, Wilmington District Planner, with Division of Coastal Management located at 127 Cardinal Drive Ext, Wilmington, NC 28405 and by phone/email at (910) 796-7426/ mike.christenbury@ncdenr.gov. Direct any questions or concerns regarding this matter to Pat O’Mahony at (910) 259-1734. 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 Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS OF KEVIN DOUGLAS WILLS 17 E 177 Having qualified as Personal Representative of the Estate of Kevin Douglas Wills, deceased, of 266 Northwest Avenue, Burgaw, NC 28425, Pender County, North Carolina, the undersigned does hereby notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the estate of said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before July 26, 2018, 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 April 17, 2018. Robert H. Corbett, Personal Representative ℅ Corbett & Fisler P. O. Drawer 727 Burgaw, NC 28425-0727 #8184 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17/2018 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF PENDER IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION COURT FILE #: 17-CVS-948 PENDER COUNTY Plaintiff(s), v. UNKNOWN HEIRS AND/OR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST TO MILLER BRAGG, owner et. al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS AND/OR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST TO MILLER BRAGG 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 3.11 acres, more or less, Parcel ID Number 4226-41-8850-0000 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 June 11, 2018. This day, April 18, 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); tammy@shermanandrodgers.com #8186 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17/2018

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, PENDER COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION Having qualified as Administrator of the estate of Georgene M. Roberts, deceased, of Pender County, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said decedent, Georgene M. Roberts, to present them to the undersigned on or before August 2, 2018 at 409 Hickory Court, Jacksonville, NC 28540 or be barred from recovery. All persons indebted to said estate, please make immediate payment. This the 26th day of April, 2018. Melanie Roberts 409 Hickory Court Jacksonville, NC 28540 #8188 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17/2018 NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, PENDER COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION Having qualified as Administrator of the estate of Shane L. Lunesford, deceased, of Pender County, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said decedent, Shane L. Lunesford, to present them to the undersigned on or before August 2, 2018 at 1943 Penderlea Hwy., Burgaw, NC 28425 or be barred from recovery. All persons indebted to said estate, please make immediate payment. This the 26th day of April, 2018. Jennifer Cavileer Lunesford 1943 Penderlea Hwy. Burgaw, NC 28425 #8187 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17/2018 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 Devyn Edwards, deceased, of Pender County, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said decedent, Devyn Edwards, to present them to the undersigned on or before August 2, 2018 at 331 Toms Creek Road, Rocky Point, NC 28457 or be barred from recovery. All persons indebted to said estate, please make immediate payment. This the 26th day of April, 2018. Deja Edwards 331 Toms Creek Road Rocky Point, NC 28457 #8189 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17/2018 16 SP 170 AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, PENDER COUNTY Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Anthony Pagliaro and Susan Pagliaro to PRLAP, Inc., Trustee(s), which was dated March

2, 2006 and recorded on March 17, 2006 in Book 2911 at Page 168 and rerecorded/modified/corrected on December 1, 2006 in Book 3106, Page 334, Pender County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said default having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on May 22, 2018 at 11:30AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Pender County, North Carolina, to wit: Being all of Lot 148, Section 4 of Cross Creek Subdivision as the same is shown on a map thereof recorded in Map Book 38 at Page 17 of the Pender County Registry, reference to which is hereby made for a more particular description. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 102 Lands End Court, Hampstead, NC 28443. A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. THIRD PARTY PURCHASERS MUST PAY THE EXCISE TAX AND THE RECORDING COSTS FOR THEIR DEED. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Anthony Pagliaro and Susan Pagliaro. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement by providing written notice of termination to the landlord, to be effective on a date stated in the notice that is at least 10 days, but no more than 90 days after the sale date contained in the notice of sale, provided that the mortgagor has not cured the default at the time the tenant provides the notice of termination [NCGS § 4521.16A(b)(2)]. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Attorneys for Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No.: 11-09441-FC03 NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS OF WILMA HAND JACKSON 18 E 158 Having qualified as the Administrator of the Estate of Wilma Hand Jackson, deceased, of Pender County, North Carolina, the undersigned does hereby notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the estate of said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 1st day of August, 2018 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. This the 3rd day of MAY, 2018. Lawrence S. Boehling Administrator of the Estate of Wilma Hand Jackson Bar No. 13424 P.O. Box 1416 Burgaw, NC 28425-1416 (910) 259-3334 #8199 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24/2018

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF PENDER IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION COURT FILE #: 18-CVS-428 PENDER COUNTY Plaintiff(s), v. UNKNOWN HEIRS AND/OR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST TO ADDIE COSTIN SIMMERS, owner et. al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS AND/OR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST TO ADDIE COSTIN SIMMERS 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 4 acres, Parcel ID Number 2278-73-8947-0000 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 June 18, 2018. This day, April 27, 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); tammy@shermanandrodgers.com #8197 5/3, 5/10, 5/17/2018 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF PENDER IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION COURT FILE #: 18-CVS-428 PENDER COUNTY Plaintiff(s), v. UNKNOWN HEIRS AND/OR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST TO ADDIE COSTIN SIMMERS, owner et. al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS AND/OR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST TO JESSIE COSTIN 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 4 acres, Parcel ID Number 2278-73-8947-0000 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 June 18, 2018. This day, April 27, 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); tammy@shermanandrodgers.com #8195 5/3, 5/10, 5/17/2018 NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, PENDER COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION Having qualified as Administrator of the estate of Georgene M. Roberts, deceased, of Pender County, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said decedent, Georgene M. Roberts, to present them to the undersigned on or before August 2, 2018 at 409 Hickory Court, Jacksonville, NC 28540 or be barred from recovery. All persons indebted to said estate, please make immediate payment. This the 26th day of April, 2018. Melanie Roberts 409 Hickory Court Jacksonville, NC 28540 #8188 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17/2018 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 Forest Nixon, deceased, of Pender County, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said decedent, Forest Nixon, to present them to the undersigned on or before August 2, 2018 at 7250 Grandview Blvd, Miramar, FL 33023 or be barred from recovery. All persons indebted to said estate, please make immediate payment. This the 26th day of April, 2018. Thomas E. Clark 7250 Grandview Blvd Miramar, Fl 33023 #8191 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17/2018 18 SP 56 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, PENDER COUNTY Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by William H. Richardson and Sonya K. Richardson to Jackie Miller, Trustee(s), which was dated October 15, 2009 and recorded on October 22, 2009 in Book 3697 at Page 0219, Pender County

Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said default having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on May 25, 2018 at 11:30AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Pender County, North Carolina, to wit: Being all of Lot 48, Marlboro Farms Subdivision, as shown on map of same recorded in Map Book 22 at Page 107 of the Pender County Registry, reference to which is hereby made for a more particular description. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 114 Light Wood Knott Road, Rocky Point, NC 28457. A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. THIRD PARTY PURCHASERS MUST PAY THE EXCISE TAX AND THE RECORDING COSTS FOR THEIR DEED. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are All Lawful Heirs of William H. Richardson. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement by providing written notice of termination to the landlord, to be effective on a date stated in the notice that is at least 10 days, but no more than 90 days, after the sale date contained in the notice of sale, provided that the mortgagor has not cured the default at the time the tenant provides the notice of termination [NCGS § 4521.16A(b)(2)]. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Attorneys for Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No.: 18-03429-FC01 #8200 5/10, 5/17/2018 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 Lottie May Bagley, deceased, of Pender County, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said decedent, Lottie May Bagley, to present them to the undersigned on or before August 2, 2018 at 7250 Grandview Blvd, Miramar, FL 33023 or be barred from recovery. All persons indebted to said estate, please make immediate payment. This the 26th day of April, 2018. Thomas E. Clark 7250 Grandview Blvd Miramar, Fl 33023 #8190 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17/2018 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 Vaun Seal Johnson, deceased, of Pender County, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said decedent, Vaun Seal Johnson, to present them to the undersigned on or before August 9, 2018 at 17627 NC Hwy. 210, Rocky Point, NC 28457 or be barred from recovery. All persons indebted to said estate, please make immediate payment. This the 3rd day of May, 2018. Sharon Johnson 17627 NC Hwy. 210 Rocky Point, NC 28457 #8192 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24/2018

NOTICE TO CREDITORS All persons, firms and corporations having claims against the Estate of NEWMAN DONALD BUCK, JR., Deceased, of Pender County, N.C., are notified to present the same to the Personal Representative listed below on or before August 10, 2018, or this Notice will be pleaded in bar of recovery. All debtors of the said Estate are asked to make immediate payment. This the 10th day of May, 2018. SHARON ANNA BUCK Executor c/o VIRGINIA S. CARTER Ward and Smith, P.A. Attorneys at Law Post Office Box 7068 Wilmington, NC 28406-7068 #8203 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31/2018 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF PENDER IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION COURT FILE #: 18-CVS-428 PENDER COUNTY Plaintiff(s), v. UNKNOWN HEIRS AND/OR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST TO ADDIE COSTIN SIMMERS, owner et. al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS AND/OR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST TO PERLEY COSTIN 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 4 acres, Parcel ID Number 2278-73-8947-0000 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 June 18, 2018. This day, April 27, 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); tammy@shermanandrodgers.com #8196 5/3, 5/10, 5/17/2018 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF PENDER IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION COURT FILE # 18 CVD 344 JIM YEH, Plaintiff vs. UNKNOWN SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST TO JACOB BATTS, HETTIE BATTS, AND JACOB BATTS, JR. AND ANY OTHER ENTITY HAVING OR CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS 5.84 ACRES AS SHOWN ON THE MAP RECORDED IN MAP BOOK 40, AT PAGE 10, OF THE PENDER COUNTY REGISTRY, Defendants NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION TO: UNKNOWN SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST TO JACOB BATTS, HETTIE BATTS, AND JACOB BATTS, JR. AND ANY OTHER ENTITY HAVING OR CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS 5.84 ACRES AS SHOWN ON THE MAP RECORDED IN MAP BOOK 40, AT PAGE 10 OF THE PENDER COUNTY REGISTRY. Take Notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above entitled action. The nature of the relief sought is as follows: Judgment for quiet title determining Plaintiff is the owner in fee simple of real property referenced above. 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 June 20, 2018. This the 10th day of May, 2018. Lawrence S. Boehling State Bar No. 13424 P.O. Box 1416 Burgaw, NC 28425 910-259-3334 #8205 5/10, 5/17, 5/24/2018 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 17 SP 223 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by David B. Penny to PRLAP, Inc., Trustee(s), dated the 23rd day of March, 2006, and recorded in Book 2916, Page 58, 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 May 22, 2018 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the Township of Topsail, in the County of Pender, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Located in Topsail Township, Pender County, N.C. a short distance Southwest of Secondary Road No. 1560 and being more fully described as follow, to wit: BEGINNING at an iron pipe in the Northeastern line of a 30 foot wide roadway easement, said iron pipe being located along said line at a point that is the following courses and

distances from an old spike located in the centerline of NC highway No. 210 and directly above the center of a large culvert that accommodated the waters of Poley Bridge Branch beneath the roadway: South 47 degrees 10 minutes 30 seconds East 233.59 feet, South 48 degrees 37 minutes 00 seconds East 100.00 feet, South 54 degrees 12 minutes 00 seconds East 100.00 feet, South 56 degrees 27 minutes 00 seconds East 3.00 feet, South 33 degrees 33 minutes 00 seconds West 230.00 feet and South 55 degrees 20 minutes 45 seconds East 749.55 feet to the northeastern corner of Tract 3 as recorded in Deed book 786 Page 198 of the Pender County Registry. Also marking the Point of BEGINNING; and running thence, from the BEGINNING, so located, (1) with the northeaster line of said 30 foot wide roadway easement, South 55 degrees 20 minutes 45 seconds East 56.18 feet to an iron pipe in line; thence, with the northeastern line of said 30 foot wide roadway easement, South 34 degrees 32 minutes 15 seconds East 656.45 feet to an iron pipe; thence, with the southeastern line of said 30 foot wide roadway easement, South 39 degrees 20 minutes 30 seconds West 263.86 feet to the northeastern corner of a tract of land conveyed to Alvin Thompson, as recorded in Deed Book 1039 Page 109 of the Pender County Registry; thence leaving said 30 foot wide roadway easement. (2) North 58 degrees 21 minutes 30 seconds West 465.60 feet to an iron pipe; thence, (3) South 39 degrees 20 minutes 30 seconds West 101.00 feet to an ironpipe; thence, (4) North 58 degrees 21 minutes 30 seconds West 141.32 feet to an iron pipe; thence, (5) North 31 degrees 34 minutes 00 seconds East 629.88 feet to the BEGINNING, Containing 6.34 acres more or less and is as surveyed by Mark A. Stocks, PLS, PC of Southport, NC during March 2006. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 296 McClammy Road, Hampstead, North Carolina. As a reference to the above described tract see Tract No. 2 of the Henry McClammy Estate Division as shown on a map of same duly recorded in Map Book 19 Page 78 of the Pender County Registry. The above described tract is together with partially subject to the 30 foot wide roadway easement as shown on the above referred Henry McClammy Estate Map duly recorded in Map Book 19 Page 78 of the Pender County Registry. LESS AND EXCEPT that 0.11 acre triangle portion of the property as depticted on that plat recorded in Book 42, Page 133, Pender County Registry. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §4521.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that party must pay the excise tax, as well as the court costs of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §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 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1207223 (FC.FAY) #8198 5/10, 5/17/2018


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Topsail’s Missiles and More Museum opens May 22 Topsail Island’s Missiles and More Museum will open for the season May 22. The Museum is housed in the historic Assembly Building in Topsail Beach, listed in the “National Registry of Historic Places.” It portrays the history and artifacts of the area; from prehistoric times to present day. Exhibits feature: s/PERATION "UMBLEBEE The top secret U.S. missiles project that operated on Topsail Island shortly after the end of WWII. Many of the concrete towers used as observation posts during the project are now attractive beach homes. s#AMP $AVIS !N IMPORtant anti-aircraft training center and POW camp during WWII. Holly Ridge was transformed into a “Boomtown” in just five months. Pirates of the Carolinas: The stories of 10 notorious pirates who sailed the waters of the Carolinas during the “Golden Age of Piracy.” Highlighted is Blackbeard and

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Continued from page 1A Williams, Surf City Mayor Doug Medlin, Warsaw Mayor A.J. Conners, Chief of Staff at North Carolina Central University Dr. Al Zow, NAACP Director District 16 Deborah Dicks-Maxwell, and Manhollow Missionary Baptist’s Rev. Dante A. Murphy. Also attending the ceremony was Sharpless’ 96-year-old mother, Lecola. The child of a tobacco farmer, Sharpless lost her father, James Sharpless, when she was just 11 years old. Her mother, Lecola, made money from selling the tobacco from the 12 rows left by her father. “I washed dishes at the restaurant and I scrubbed the church,” said Sharpless at ceremony at Manhollow Missionary Baptist Church. Sharpless pursued higher education and attended North Carolina College in Durham, a historically black college, in which she earned a degree in business education. The

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Continued from page 5A North Carolina wasn’t always his plan, however, the need to provide care for ailing family members became a priority, so the Thompson’s found their way to our community. Mr. Thompson has spent the majority of his time here putting others before himself. Between caring for his own parents, raising his grandson, teaching our children, and getting them to and from school safely each day, his genuine care and love for others is

Topsail Islands own pirate history, “The Gold Hole.” s 7! 3 0 3   7O M E N ! I R Force Service Pilots) The select group of young women (stationed at Camp Davis) and the first females trained to fly and test American military aircraft during WWII. Barrier Island: This exhibit addresses the physiology, fragility and manageability of this magical island we call home. s/SPREY4HE6 /SPREY aircraft exhibit depicts the development history, unique design and its military use within the Marine Corps and other branches of the Armed Forces. s.ATURAL (ISTORY .ATIVE American Indian artifacts and a dugout canoe discovered on the island dating back to 1700s. s3HELLS #ASES OF ELEGANT and intricate shells from all over the World as well as Topsail Island. The Museum is child friendly with exhibits on North Carolina birds, a touch

and feel Shell/Sand Box, Sea Turtles and educational and fun books. The Museum is located at 720 Channel Blvd. in Topsail Beach and is open from 2-5 p.m. Monday through Friday through Memorial Day, Monday through Saturday through Labor Day, and back to Monday through Friday until mid-October. Special summer programs include Bingo June 21-Aug 2, and aquarium programs: June 27-Aug. 8. These events are held in the Assembly Building. Admission is free and the Museum welcomes special arrangements for schools and organizations to tour the Museum. For information and appointments, contact the director at missilesandmore@ hotmail.com, 910-328-2488, 910-328-8663. Upcoming Dates: Bingo: Jun. 21st – Aug 2nd. Aquarium programs: Jun. 27th – Aug. 8th. These events are held in the Assembly Building.

school became North Carolina Central University and she returned to Durham to earn a M.A. in business administration and economics. “This highway was only two lanes as we grew up,” recalled Glorious Leaven, Sharpless’ sister. “We walked this way to the schoolhouse and the church and we didn’t see many cars on the highway.” “Ambassador Sharpless has raised the level of education in North Central Africa,” said Attorney General Stein. He commended Sharpless for her efforts of stressing education for girls. “She was extremely influential and a school in Africa was named after her.” “It’s a pleasure to honor one of our own,” said Pender County Commissioner David Williams. “In September 2007, the board of commissioners read about Ambassador Sharpless’ accomplishments. We were asked to pass a resolution to honor her. It was a nobrainer to honor this humble, confident and genuine lady. This is a big deal to have a portion of US Hwy 17 named

in her honor.” Surf City Mayor Doug Medlin said it was the “perfect day to honor a perfect lady.” “You make us proud,” Medlin said. “You have given our students, especially our girls, an example to look up to.” Topsail High School Jazz Band performed during the ceremony. The Pender High School JROTC presented the colors. Shar pless thanked her many friends, colleagues from Washington DC, high school and college classmates, and her family for their support. She especially thanked Rev. Dante A. Murphy for spearheading the effort with NCDOT to have the honorary signs installed. She joked that there were more steps and regulations regarding getting signage along the state highway than there were steps in a career in the federal government. Sharpless retired in 2005 but she remains active in community projects, especially projects involving education, youth, and the elderly.

unquestionable. His lifetime of service to others is truly inspirational. In his own words, Mr. Thompson says “it has been an honor and a privilege to serve such an awesome school and community.” But the privilege has been all ours. To honor and thank Mr. Gerald Thompson for his hard work, dedication, and service to our county, our community, and our children, we would like to assist him and his wife as they transition into retirement. Their desire to move south in order to be closer to family is currently hindered by some financial strain. In

an effort to lighten this load, we are raising money to assist with this move and to show our love and support for a man who has poured out his own love into the lives of our little ones. If you are inclined to contribute, we have set up a GoFundMe page for this cause (https://www.gofundme.com/ support-mr-thompson-ampfamily). Additionally, we are hosting a barbeque fundraiser May 19 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at The Gathering (Surf City Baptist Church) located at 304 Wilmington Ave, Surf City. All proceeds will go to Mr. and Mrs. Thompson.

Hampstead American Legion Post 167 will have a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Hampstead Village Gazebo May 26 at 11 a.m. The program will include military music and a guest speaker. The public is invited to attend.

Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, PENDER COUNTY 18-SP-59 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Sheryl A. Cottle (Deceased) and Frank F. Cottle (Deceased), in the original amount of $55,000.00, payable to Atlantic First Mortgage Corporation, dated September 25, 1995 and recorded on September 29, 1995 in Book 1081 at Page 140, Pender County Public Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Stone Trustee Services, LLC 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 Pender County, North Carolina, on May 29, 2018 at 2:00 pm , and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property, to wit: Being all of Lot 36 of Arvida as shown on a map entitled “ Composite Map of Survey of Arvida Lands, Section A thru B” as recorded in Map Book 25, Page 125 of the Pender County Registry. Tax ID: 3224-92-3294-0000 Said Property is commonly known as 395 Pond Rd, Rocky Point, NC 28457 Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, pursuant North Carolina General Statutes §105-228.30, in the amount of One Dollar ($1.00) per each Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or fractional part thereof, and the Clerk of Courts fee, pursuant to North Carolina General Statutes §7A-308, in the amount of Forty-five Cents (0.45) per each One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or fractional part thereof, or Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), whichever is greater. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale and must be tendered in the form of certified funds. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts will be immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance AS IS WHERE IS. There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, special assessments, land transfer taxes, if any, and encumbrances of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner of the property is The Estate of Sheryl A. Cottle A/K/A Sheryl Ann Cottle. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to North Carolina General Statutes §45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the Clerk of Superior Court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement by providing written notice of termination to the landlord, to be effective on a date stated in the notice that is at least 10 days, but no more than 90 days, after the sale date contained in the notice of sale, provided that the mortgagor has not cured the default at the time the tenant provides the notice of termination (North Carolina General Statutes §45-21.16A(b)(2)). Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of termination. If the Trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the Substitute 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. Stone Trustee Services, LLC Substitute Trustee By: ____________________________ Attorney At Law Stern & Eisenberg Southern Attorneys for Stone Trustee Services, LLC Katherine Begor Williams #39312 Sarah Elizabeth Banks #44023 David R. DiMatteo #35254 1709 Devonshire Drive Columbia, SC 29204 (803) 929-0760 (803) 929-0830 #8201 5/17, 5/24/2018 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 Robert Wayne Wallace, Sr., deceased, of Pender County, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said decedent, Robert Wayne Wallace, Sr., to present them to the undersigned on or before August 16, 2018 at 14 Petunia Lane, Hampstead, NC 28443 or be barred from recovery. All persons indebted to said estate, please make immediate payment. This the 10th day of May, 2018. Eileen Johnson 14 Petunia Lane Hampstead, NC 28443 #8208 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31/2018

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF PENDER IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION COURT FILE #: 17-CVS-103 PENDER COUNTY Plaintiff(s), v. PEGGY FELICIA SCOTT, owner et. al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PEGGY FELICIA SCOTT Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-titled action. The nature of the relief sought is as follows: foreclosure sale to satisfy unpaid property taxes on your interest in the property sometimes briefly described as 0.867 acres, Parcel ID Number 3245-03-2868-0000 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 June 25, 2018. This day, May 1, 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); tammy@shermanandrodgers.com #8207 5/10, 5/17, 5/24/2018 NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS OF EDITH HOLLINGSWORTH MARSHBURN 18 E 194 Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Edith Hollingsworth Marshburn, deceased of Pender County, North Carolina, the undersigned does hereby notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the estate of said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 8th day of August, 2018, 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 10th day of May, 2018. Lawrence S. Boehling, Administrator of the Estate of Edith Hollingsworth Marshburn P.O. Box 1416 Burgaw, NC 28425 910-259-3334 #8204 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31/2018 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 Joan Marie Sargent, deceased, of Pender County, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said decedent, Joan Marie Sargent, to present them to the undersigned on or before August 16, 2018 at 1247 Magic Hollow Road, Durham, NC 27713 or be barred from recovery. All persons indebted to said estate, please make immediate payment. This the 10th day of May, 2018. Theodore Suczynskie 1247 Magic Hollow Road Durham, NC 27713 #8209 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31/2018 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA PENDER COUNTY NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS OF HARRY GEORGE SCOTT 17 E 369 All persons, firms and corporations having claims against Harry George Scott, deceased, are notified to exhibit them to Linda B. Scott, Executrix of the decedent’s estate, on or before August 11, 2018 at 102 Royal Oak Drive, Hampstead, NC 28443, or be barred from their recovery. Debtors of the decedent are asked to make immediate payment to the above named Executrix. Linda B. Scott, Executrix Estate of Harry George Scott c/o Mark I. Nunalee BIBERSTEIN & NUNALEE LLP Attorneys at Law P.O. Box 598 Hampstead NC 28443 910-270-4347 #8206 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31/2018

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Alan Wayne Berness, late of 669 Bay Harbor Drive, Hampstead, N.C., Pender County, North Carolina, the undersigned does hereby notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the estate of said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned at Post Office Box 625, 107 East Fremont Street, Burgaw, N.C. 28425 on or before the 14th day of August, 2018 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 10th day of May, 2018. Christine C. Schmitz, Administrator of the Estate of Alan Wayne Berness Zachary S. Rivenbark, Attorney at Law PO Box 625Burgaw, N.C. 28425 #8213 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7/2018

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 Admah Lanier Jr., deceased, of Pender County, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said decedent, Admah Lanier Jr., to present them to the undersigned on or before August 23, 2018 at 3885 Scotts Hill Loop Road, Wilmington, NC 28411 or be barred from recovery. All persons indebted to said estate, please make immediate payment. This the 17th day of May, 2018. Kay L. Rochelle 3885 Scotts Hill Loop Road Wilmington, NC 28411 #8210 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7/2018 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 Barbara Ann Powell deceased, of Pender County, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said decedent, Barbara Ann Powell, to present them to the undersigned on or before August 23, 2018 at 211 Balcombe Road, Rocky Point, NC 28457 or be barred from recovery. All persons indebted to said estate, please make immediate payment. This the 17th day of May, 2018. Barbara Ann Powell 211 Balcombe Road Rocky Point, NC 28457 #8211 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7/2018 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of MARY A. PLUM, 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 the undersigned, c/o Kilroy Hardin, PC, P.O. Box 999, Hampstead, NC 28443, on or before the 17th day of August, 2018, 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 17th day of May, 2018. CHRISTOPHER CAMERON PLUM Executor of the Estate of MARY A. PLUM 18 E 198 Kilroy Hardin, P.C. Toni J. Hardin Attorney at Law P.O. Box 999 Hampstead, NC 28443 #8212 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7/2018 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA PENDER COUNTY NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS OF WALTER WARREN RICH 18 E 210 All persons, firms and corporations having claims against Walter Warren Rich, deceased, are notified to exhibit them to Warren Arthur Rich, Executor of the decedent’s estate, on or before August 18, 2018 at 614 Wildwood Road, Hampstead, NC 28443, or be barred from their recovery. Debtors of the decedent are asked to make immediate payment to the above named Executor. Warren Arthur Rich, Executor Estate of Walter Warren Rich c/o Mark I. Nunalee BIBERSTEIN & NUNALEE LLP Attorneys at Law P.O. Box 598 Hampstead NC 28443 910-270-4347 #8214 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7/2018 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF PENDER NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS OF: JANICE DOREEN DION-RATTERREE Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Janice Doreen DionRatterree, late of 4053 Blueberry Rd., Currie, NC 28435 Pender County, North Carolina, the undersigned does hereby notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the estate of said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned at Post Office Box 340, 211 S. Wright Street, Burgaw, N.C. 28425 on or before the 16th day of August, 2018 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 17 Day of May, 2018. Coleman Law, PLLC Nathaniel T. Coleman, Attorney at Law Administrator of the Estate of Janice Doreen Dion-Ratterree PO Box 340 Burgaw, NC 28425 ________________________________ Nathaniel T. Coleman, Esq. Attorney at Law 211 S. Wright St. P.O. Box 340 Burgaw, NC 28425 phone: 910-663-1215 Fax (toll free): 1-866-663-6581 #8216 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7/2018

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Second hurricane season prediction due May 24 By Jefferson Weaver Contributing Writer The second professional forecast for the coming tropical system will be released May 24. The U.S. Climate Prediction Center (CDC), a division of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, will reveal its long-term, big picture tropical expectations a week before the official start of hurricane season. Colorado State University released its forecast earlier this year, calling for 14 named storms, or two above the usual average. From 1981-2010, the average was 12 named storms, 6.5 hurricanes, and two major hurricanes per year. The averages are based on storm creation, not landfall. Steve Pfaff of the National Weather service Wilmington office emphasized that regard-

less of forecasts, it only takes one hurricane making landfall in our area to cause a longterm disaster. “Regardless of the forecast,� Pfaff said, “our message needs to be focused on preparing for the worst case given our risk with respect to our latitude and location with respect to track climatology. Statistically speaking, we are way over due for a major hurricane.� Historically, he said, North Carolina has a hurricane impacting southeastern North Carolina every six to eight years, and a major hurricane every 17-20 years (southeast North Carolina) and 22-24 years (northeast South Carolina). “The last major hurricanes to make landfall in North Carolina was Hurricane Fran in 1996, and Hurricane Hugo in 1989 for South Carolina,� Pfaff said. While Matthew devastated

the Southeast, and damage from Floyd in 1999 was widespread, both were Category Two when they came ashore. Major hurricanes are categorized as Category Three or above. “Matthew was a two as it approached southern parts of South Carolina and a One as it neared our area,� Pfaff explained. The impact of both storms were increased by other unrelated weather systems – namely unusually wet summers that included major rain events in the days preceding the storms. “Regardless of a storm’s category on the Saffir-Simpson scale a truer perspective of its personality lies with the scope and scale of impacts the storm may bring,� Pfaff said. “There is no such thing as a minor hurricane when your home is in affected.�

Burgaw ofďŹ cials opened the new Harrell Park tennis courts in Burgaw recently. Pictured left to right Commissioner Vernon Harrell, Burgaw Area Chamber of Commerce Director Emily Baker, Director of Parks and Recreation Zachary White, Town Manager Joseph Pierce, Mayor Pete Cowan, Planning Board Member William Smith, Commissioner Red Robbins and Herb Harrell.

Burgaw homebuilder receives award By Lori Kirkpatrick Post & Voice Staff Writer A local homebuilder has recently received recognition for his work. At the Cape Fear Home Builders Association Parade of Homes, a home in Creekside at Burgaw won the prestigious Gold Award. Local builder and developer Robert H. Jackson of American Homesmith, LLC, accepted the award. Jackson, along with Dean Hardison of Hardison Building purchased the neighborhood from local developers Jay Milam, Ray Ballard and Bert Lea. “I think it’s been a jump starter to shed light on the community of Burgaw - the town, the people, and the quality of life folks enjoy there,� said Jackson. The current project was started about a year ago. Jackson said the neighborhood had been developed back in 2005 and 2006. After the owner at the time encountered the recession, the neighborhood went dormant. A few years later, some local gentlemen, Jay Milam, Ray Ballard and Bert Lea purchased the neighborhood. They built a couple of homes and tried to resurrect it, but then the neighborhood went dormant again. “Now we’ve contracted to build there and there are at

least 100 lots remaining. Dean Hardison and I are friends, so we are splitting the neighborhood 50 / 50. I’ll take 50 lots and build homes and he will, as well. It’s just been real successful. It’s in the city limits of Burgaw, and of course we love being a part of the community. We are excited that a lot of people have decided that they want to move to Burgaw,� said Jackson. American Homesmith entered a home in the recent Cape Fear Home Builders Parade of Homes, and were given the highest award, the Gold Award. Homes are entered in different price categories, and the judges come from outside the area to avoid partiality. Homes are judged based on all aspects of the home including: price, quality, style, features, interior design, exterior design, landscaping as well as the neighborhood where it is located. “They think about as if they were to go buy a home, what would they be looking for as a consumer. They try to look at it in from that perspective, but they are normally professionals like architects and builders; so they may be a little bit more discerning,� said Jackson. American Homesmith mainly builds in Carteret, Onslow, Pender, New Hanover

County and Brunswick Counties. Jackson said that they always like to do something a little unique, and they think the city of Burgaw fits that quality. He feels that people have identified with the community there as far as businesses, schools and people. He said that it’s different than just plopping down in the middle of Wilmington, so to speak. “Americam Homesmith and Hardison Building are both family-owned businesses that started in North Carolina. My parents owned businesses and invested in their community. I think it is real important to invest in our community, and that is what we are doing in Burgaw. The other attribute that’s important is that we are using all local laborers. As we build homes, we are reinvesting in the community. We would love to have more customers and grow that neighborhood. We love that area of Pender County, said Jackson.� The neighborhood is located off Walker Street, with a total of 115 lots. About 20 homes have been built so far. Some green space has been set aside for recreation, and they are hoping to reach people from all stages of life, from first time home buyers to retirees. For more information about Creekside at Burgaw, call (910) 617-6506.

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Volunteers needed to transport Pender cancer patients to treatment centers 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. “We are honored to be part of this program which will

be a lifeline for some of our Pender friends and neighbors who might not otherwise be able to get to their cancer treatment appointments,� noted Pender RSVP Director, Barbara Mullins. “Our first task is to recruit and train volunteer drivers to make this program work.� Volunteer drivers will donate their time and vehicle to transport cancer patients to and from their cancer treatment centers in New Hanover County. Drivers of any age will be considered and train-

ing 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 bmullins@penderpas. org with any questions and to determine next steps.

EM Director Tom Collins to serve as panelist at Disaster Preparedness Forum Pender County Emergency Manager Tom Collins will serve as an expert panelist in the upcoming Disaster Preparedness Forum June 6, 7-9 p.m. in the auditorium of Cape Fear Community College’s Union Station, 502 N. Front St. “The forum will provide hurricane preparedness infor mation to residents in

Pender, Brunswick, and New Hanover counties,� said Collins. “Many of our residents have not experienced a serious hurricane and do not understand the warnings and safety precautions necessary to protect themselves in the event of a hurricane.� Collins will join emergency managers from the region as well as Steve Pfaff

from the National Weather Service, James Jarvis of the Red Cross, and Mark Suddeth, a local storm tracker. “Hurricane season will begin June 1,� said Collins. “Now is the time to lear n evacuation routes and prepare emergency kits.� Admission is free. The public is encouraged to attend and ask questions.

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bring in old recipes that they have used, and they will have an opportunity to help create some of those recipes. Participants will also create booklets to depict their life stories. Thursday’s activities will include a visit from Pender County Museum Director Jeanette Jones. She will offer a presentation of the history of Burgaw and bring in some items from the museum. Eddie Rivenbark will also come

in the afternoon to provide historical facts and stories about Burgaw. Friday will culminate the celebration with the annual parade around the Courthouse Square. A cookout will be held for staff that day, as well. The Laurels of Pender is located at 311 S Campbell St. in Burgaw. For more information about The Laurels or to volunteer, call (910) 259-6007.

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Dixie K Stables opens for business June 1st By Lori Kirkpatrick, Post & Voice Staff Writer

For those in the Burgaw and Rocky Point areas who are looking for a barn home for a horse, lessons or for summer camps, Dixie K Stables will be offering these services beginning June 1. Katie Ward, Dixie K’s new barn manager and instructor, has returned from college after three years of learning everything she could about the business. She attended Martin Community College in Williamston, and earned Associates degrees in both Equine Training Technology and in Equine Business Management. Along with Katie, her horse Big Red also attended college. During their time at Martin, Katie learned different training methods with Big Red and other horses. Now that they have returned home, Red is getting settled in while his person (Katie) gets Dixie K ready for all their friends to come visit. They also have a new addition to the family, a horse named Oakley. “For right now, we are going to be doing some summer camps and boarding horses for the public,” said Ward. “We also want to start a lesson program. Eventually, we want to bring in some horses for training. We’re trying to build up Dixie K as much as we can, and to bring in new clients and kids to start the lesson program. We want to get that going and to reach out to the community.” Ward said that now that Red is getting a little older, almost 16 years old, he will be semi-retired and serving as the face for Dixie K. “He’s doing good. He’s just his same old ‘Red self.’ He’s different, that’s for sure. I worked with a bunch of different breeds of horses and I learned multiple training styles and disciplines while I was in college. I worked with my newest addition to the family - her name is Oakley. She came during my second semester of my sophomore year and I got to break her while I was in school. Eventually we hope to turn her into a lesson horse and a trail horse for people to learn and have fun on,” said Ward. Ward said that breaking Oakley was difficult, but that she has one of the best personalities she has ever dealt with in a horse. Smart and willing to learn, she has been good at everything they did from the beginning. Oakley has given Ward a lot of good knowledge and experience to go forth, especially since one thing she wants to pursue in the future is breaking colts and selling them. Ward said that she has learned everything she wanted and needed to know at Martin in order to move forward with her career. “The program is small, and we got a lot of individualized attention. We learned everything you could want to know to be able to go out and be a trainer or a barn manager; or if you wanted to continue your education to a bigger university,” said Ward. Ward learned about everything from colt breaking to equine reproduction and equine business. She also learned about horse farm management and equine nutrition; as well as giving lessons, treating wounds and more. With all that new knowledge, Ward said that she is excited to go out and show people what she knows. In addition to starting her life as a barn manager, Ward is also planning her wedding for July 7. With all the new and exciting things in Ward’s life, Big Red will still always hold a special piece of her heart. “He’s a good boy. He’s always going to be a part of the family. Even though he’s going to be retired and the face of our program, he is so special and so important. He’s been a tough one, but he taught me a lot and we’ve been through a lot together,” said Ward. Dixie K Stables is located at 775 Ashton Lake Road in Burgaw. For more information, visit their Facebook page or send them a message.

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Living like Lazarus By Rev. Ken Smith Contributing Writer So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. Romans 6:11-13 The devil wants to destroy you. If he can’t have you dead, he wants you to live as if you were dead. Spiritual death with no visible sign of a transformed life is what Satan wants from each of us that call ourselves Christians. Satan won’t be satisfied until we are helpless, hopeless and humiliated by his attacks.

Dr. Charles Stanley stated, “Disappointment is inevitable. But to become discouraged, there’s a choice I make. God would never discourage me. He would always point me to himself to trust him. Therefore, my discouragement is from Satan. As you go through the emotions that we have, hostility is not from Go; bitterness, ruthlessness, all of these are attacks from Satan.� Satan is real and knows that his time is limited to attack believers in the Messiah. Satan desires for you to spiritually drift off to sleep and allow him to run wild. Yet, God wants His followers to be alert and stand firm in the faith. Now consider one of God’s followers by the name of Lazarus. He was raised from the dead after being in the tomb for four days. After walking through the valley of the shadow of death and

Bread giveaway at Herring’s Chapel UMC Herring’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 1697 Herring’s Chapel Rd. Burgaw, has a free bread giveaway every Saturday from 10 a.m until

Topsail Presbyterian Church plans May 19 Mother, Daughter, Granddaughter Spring Fling Come join Topsail Presbyterian women for Spring Fling fun May 19 from noon until 2 p.m. Dress up and come enjoy lunch served on our very best china. We’ll provide spring hats, entertainment and fellowship. Invite your mothers,

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4 C’s Food pantry open in Hampstead The Christian Community Caring Center distributed food locally to those in need. The food pantry is generously supported by local churches, businesses and individuals. The 4C’s Food Pantry is open Monday, Wednesday, and

coming back to the land of the living, nothing could discourage Lazarus. There are only few mentions of Lazarus after he was raised from the dead. However, it’s clear that he was very close with Jesus. I’m sure word of Lazarus’s resurrection spread to people all over Israel. Once in our life we were sinners; spiritually dead, but we were brought to life by the saving power of Jesus Christ.

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Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship 11 a.m., 6 p.m. www.facebook.com/downeastdisciples/

ST. M ARY’S CHURCH

An Episcopal - Lutheran Community 506 S. McNeil Street, Burgaw, NC 28425 910.259.5541 Sunday Worship Service with Holy Eucharist: 11 a.m. www.stmaryschurchburgawnc.org

BURGAW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

200 E. Fremont St. • Burgaw, NC 28425

Sunday School: Sunday 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship Service: 11:00 a.m.

RILEY’S CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH

19845 NC Hwy. 210, Rocky Point, NC 28457 910-675-2127

Jim Herchenhahn / Pastor Worship Services: 8:30 a.m. & 10:50 a.m. Youth each Sunday at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday evenings: Meal at 6:00 p.m. / Study for all ages 7:00 p.m.

WESTVIEW UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

5610 Hwy. 53 W • Burgaw, NC 28425 (Across from Pender High)

Pastor Fred Roberts Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m.

Church Directory

212 S. Dickerson St. • Burgaw, NC 28425 910.259.2136 www.harrellsfh.com

CENTERVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH

18577 NC 53 E, Kelly, NC • 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

CURRIE COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH

28396 Hwy. 210 W. • Currie (1/2 mile from Moores Creek Battlefield) Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Children’s Church begins at 11:15 Community Bible Study, Wednesdays from 6-7:00 P.M.

WATHA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

160 Camp Kirkwood Road, Watha, NC

910-470-4436

Pastor John Fedoronko

Adult Bible Study: 9:30-10:15 a.m. Children’s Biblical Studies (ages 3-12) from 10:45-11:30 a.m. Worship: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Men’s Breakfast, 2nd Sunday of Each Month, 8-9 a.m. Ladies’ Circle, 2nd Monday of Each Month, 6:30-8 p.m. Choir Practice & Bible Study, Tues., 7:30-9 p.m. Youth Group Every Other Wed. 6-7:30 p.m.

ROCKY POINT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

located at the intersection of Hyw. 117 & 210

Services: Sunday at 10 a.m.

Pastor Mark Murphy

Bible Study: Tuesday at 6 p.m.

www.RPUMC.org

CALVARY CHAPEL COMMUNITY CHURCH

54 Camp Kirkwood Rd. • Watha, NC 28478 • 910-448-0919

MISSION BAPTIST CHURCH

Pastor: Tony Fontana Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sun. Worship: 11 a.m. & 7 p.m. Bible Study: Wednesday 7 p.m. Youth Group: Wednesday 7:00 p.m.

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

JORDANS CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

FAITH HARBOR UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study: 7 p.m.

607 S. Walker Street • Burgaw, NC 28425

14201 Hwy. 50/210 • Surf City, NC 28445 • 910-328-4422 Services: 8 a.m. and 9:20 a.m. Sunday School: 10:45 a.m. http://faithharborumc.org

4670 Stag Park Rd. • Burgaw, NC 28425 • 910-259-5735

THE CHURCH AT WILMINGTON

110 E. Bridgers Street, Burgaw, NC 28425 • 910-259-2295

Bible Based Community Fellowship NEW Pender County Location 16660 Hwy 17 N. • Hampstead, NC 28443 (American Legion Building) 910-526-7890 Pastor: Monte Suggs

BARLOW VISTA BAPTIST CHURCH

BURGAW BAPTIST CHURCH

BURGAW UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m.

“The Church on the Hill� (910) 329-3761 22340 US Hwy 17 N Hampstead, NC 28443

Sunday School 9:45 a.m . • Worship Service at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Youth & Young Adults Recharge Group - Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.

Services Sunday at 10 a.m. and Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

100 E. Bridgers Street • Burgaw, NC 28425 • 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. www.BurgawBaptistChurch.org

MOORES CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH

3107 Union Chapel Rd. • Currie, NC 28435 Pastor Roger Barnes

Sunday School: 10 a.m. Worship Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday Prayer Service & Children’s Bible Study: 6:30 p.m.

ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER CATHOLIC CHURCH 1303 Hwy. 117 • Burgaw, NC • 910-259-2601

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

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

ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC CHURCH

18737 Hwy 17 North, Hampstead • 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. www.allsaintsccnc.org

CHAPEL BY THE BAY IN LANIER’S CAMPGROUND 216 Michigan Avenue • 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. Children’s Church 6:15 p.m. Choir Practice 7:00 p.m. Thursday: Youth Group 6:30 p.m.

BLAKE’S CHAPEL ADVENT CHRISTIAN CHURCH 88 Blakes Chapel Road • Hampstead, NC 28443 910-270-2576 Rev. Steve Spearing, Pastor Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. www.blakeschapel.org Find Us on Facebook E-mail Prayer Requests to: shareinprayer@gmail.com


Hope’s Cooking Corner

By Hope Cusick Contributing Writer Cong ratulations to the Royal Couple Prince Harry and Me ghan Markle, may they have a magical and wonderful life together for many years. Saturday, May 19, 2018 will always be a very special day for the Royal Family and couple. The couple promises the day will be filled with love, fun and joy. Here are some English from England celebratory recipes which may or may not be at the wedding. Cucumber sandwiches Makes 8- half sandwiches 4 ounces cream cheese, softened 4 tablespoons sour cream 3 teaspoons chopped chives or cilantro Salt and pepper to taste 8 slices white or whole wheat bread Chopped chives or cilantro for garnish ½ English seedless cucumber, peeled and sliced thin To assemble each sandwich: Mix together first 4 ingredients and spread evenly on 4 slices of bread, saving about a tablespoon of the spread for gar nish. Place cucumbers slices over spread, and top with remaining 4 slices of bread. Using a sharp knife, cut the crusts off the edges. Cut sandwiches into 2 triangles or 2 rectangles. To garnish, place a dab of remaining spread on top of each triangle or rectangle and add a bit of chives or cilantro. Salmon sandwiches For salmon sandwiches, substitute 4 ounces sliced smoked salmon for the cucumber, and dill for the chives. Ham sandwiches For ham sandwiches, substitute 4 ounces thinly sliced ham for the cucumber, and fresh tarragon for the chives. Proceed as for the cucumber Sandwiches. Other options. Top sandwiches with a cucumber slice. Cut crusts off bread. Brie, ham and apple sandwich 1 loaf French bread, split open Softened butter Dijon mustard 4-8 ounces thinly sliced brie cheese 8 ounces thinly sliced deli ham 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and thinly sliced

Spread butter and Dijon mustard inside a split loaf of French bread. Layer with deli ham, slices of brie, and slices of green apple, close loaf. Cut into slices and serve. Lemon curd with berries on English muffins 4 toasted English muffins 1 jar lemon curd spread Fresh strawberries, thinly sliced Fresh raspberries Fresh blueberries Confectioners’ sugar for garnish, if desired Cut toasted English muffin halves into half again. Spread with lemon curd and top with ber ries. Sprinkle with a little confectioners’ sugar if desired. Strawberries and cream cheese on date nut bread 8 slices date nut bread, thinly sliced ½ cup cream cheese, softened 8 whole fresh strawberries, hulled and thinly sliced Spread softened cream cheese on eight date nut bread slices. Top four slices with thinly sliced strawberries, top with other cream cheese spread four slices. Cut into squares or triangles. Serve chilled. Roast beef with horseradish cream sandwich Ÿ to ½ pound roast beef, thinly sliced 8 slices whole wheat or rye bread, crusts trimmed away Ÿ English cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced Ÿ cup sour cream 1 tablespoon mayonnaise 1-2 teaspoons chopped horseradish Salt and pepper to taste Whisk together sour cream, mayonnaise and horseradish. Spread sauce on bread slices, top four slices with cucumber slices and roast beef, season with salt and pepper if desired. Cut sandwiches into two or four triangles. Ham salad 2 cups cooked ham, coarsely chopped ½ cup Miracle Whip Dressing ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese Ÿ cup crushed pineapple, completely drained (Optional) 1 Stalk finely chopped celery 2 Tablespoons finely chopped sweet onion Pinch of ground black pepper Stir all ing redients together in a bowl, cover and refrigerate for several hours or over night. Serve as a spread for crackers or on a sandwich of whole wheat or pumpernickel bread or in a wrap filling. Chocolate chip scones 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into Ÿ inch pieces, plus more for pan 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour plus more for pan and

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Royal Wedding Recipes

rolling 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda Pinch of salt ž cup semisweet chocolate chips 2½ tablespoons instant espresso coffee powder (Optional) ž cup chilled buttermilk, plus extra for brushing scones 1 large egg yolk, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon plus one teaspoon Demerara or raw sugar Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a baking sheet with butter and dust with flour, shake off excess flour or use parchment paper. In a large bowl, whisk together two cups flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add butter; rub in with fingertips until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Fold in chocolate chips. In a medium bowl, stir together espresso coffee powder and one teaspoon hot water, until espresso dissolves (Optional). Add 3/4 (three fourths) cup buttermilk, egg yolk and vanilla; whisk to combine. Add butter milk mixture to flour ingredients; stir until combined (dough

will be sticky). Using floured hands, turn out dough onto a floured work surface, form into an 8-inch round, and cut into eight wedges. Use a small spatula or the side of a dinner knife to transfer wedges to prepared baking sheet, spacing 1 inch apart (it’s all right if wedges are misshapen). Brush scones lightly with buttermilk and sprinkle with Demerara or raw sugar. Bake until scones are golden and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature with jam and/or whipped cream. Helpful hint To make your own butter milk use one cup milk plus one tablespoon white vinegar, whisk and let sit for five minutes. Raspberries and cream 1 pint fresh raspberries 2 pints of heavy cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon granulated sugar In a medium sized bowl whip with an electric mixer heavy cream, Sugar, and vanilla until firm, but do not over beat. With a spoon fold in raspberries and serve immediately, plain or in sponge cake cups.

Burgaw Summer on the Square •Friday, May 18 at 6 p.m. JT Parrothead (Jimmy Buffett Tribute) •Friday, June 15 at 5 p.m. 15th Annual North Carolina Blueberry Festival No Sleeves Magic (Magic Show) Followed by The Embers featuring Craig Woolard ( B e a c h M u s i c) •Friday, July 20 at 6 p.m. Soul on the Beach (soul, beach, r & b) •Friday, August 17 at 6 p.m. Dos Eddies (Classic Rock) ªFriday, May 18 at 6 p.m. JT Parrothead (Jimmy Buffett Tribute) •Friday, June 15 at 5 p.m. 15th Annual North Carolina Blueberry Festival No Sleeves Magic (Magic Show) Followed by The Embers featuring Craig Woolard ( B e a c h M u s i c) •Friday, July 20 at 6 p.m. Soul on the Beach (soul, beach, r & b) •Friday, August 17 at 6 p.m. Dos Eddies (Classic Rock)

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Thursday, May 17 s4HE+IWANIS#LUBOF (AMPSTEADMEETSEVERY4HURSDAY at 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-USEUMISOPENTOTHEPUBLICFORFREE (donations are welcome) every Thursday and Friday from 1-4 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Group tours are available at other times by contacting the Museum at 259-8543 by email at penderhist@hotmail. com. s7OMEN IN .ETWORKING MEETING EVERY 4HURSDAY FROM 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Olde Point Country Club. s4HE"URGAW2OTARY#LUBMEETSATAMEVERY4HURSDAY at Heritage Place in Burgaw. s!L !NON MEETS 4HURSDAYS AT  PM AT "ARLOW 6ISTA Baptist Church annex, 22340 US Hwy. 17 Hampstead. s(AMPSTEAD ,IONS #LUB MEETS ON THE lRST AND THIRD Thursday of the month at Topsail Presbyterian Church on Highway 17 in Hampstead at noon. This is an opportunity for anyone interest in becoming a lion and an occasion to meet new people. We are a growing organization, which our motto is: “we serve.â€? See you at the next meeting and do not forget to bring your lunch. Lions meet–Lions roar! Friday, May 18 s0ENDER#OUNTY-USEUMOPEN PM s4HE-ARINE#ORPS,EAGUE $ETACHMENTMEETSFOR breakfast at the Sawmill Grill in Hampstead at 8 a.m. each Friday .s4HE 3ONS OF #ONFEDERATE 6ETERANS #OMMANDER *OE Henson, Pender County Grays Camp 2174 meets the third Friday of each month at the Pender County Library, 103 S. Cowan Street in Burgaw at 6 p.m. Monday, May 21 s4HE "URGAW ,IONS #LUB MEETS AT  PM THE THIRD Monday of each month at Burgaw Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. Members do not have to live in Burgaw to be a member of this service organization. For more INFORMATION CALL!LAN+INGAT   Tuesday, May 22 s!L!NONMEETSAT(AMPSTEAD5NITED-ETHODIST#HURCH every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Room 9. The meeting is for family and friends of alcoholics. Everyone is welcome. Wednesday, May 23 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 Belvedere Country Club, 2368 Country Club Drive in Hampstead. Thursday, May 24 s4HE+IWANIS#LUBOF (AMPSTEADWILLMEETATAM 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-USEUMISOPENTOTHEPUBLICFORFREE (donations are welcome) every Thursday and Friday from 1-4 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Group tours are available at other times by contacting the Museum at 259-8543 by email at penderhist@hotmail. com. 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. s4HE 3ONS OF #ONFEDERATE 6ETERANS #APTAIN $AVID 7ILLIAMS(OLLY 3HELTER 6OLUNTEERS #AMP  MEETS on the fourth Thursday each month at Holland’s ShelTER#REEK2ESTAURANT .#%ASTATPM Friday May 25 s0ENDER#OUNTY-USEUMOPEN PM s4HE -ARINE #ORPS ,EAGUE $ETACHMENT  MEETS FOR breakfast at the Sawmill Grill in Hampstead at 8 a.m. each Friday.

Sunshine S tudio S taine d Glass Stained glass workshops with Jim Shapley from Sunshine Studio Stained Glass. All supplies, tools, instruction for only $80. GRITS GROVE DESIGNS Sign Painting Workshops held at ArtBeat Community Center. $40 per person includes all materials for a farmhouse sign. For more information contact: Marti Smith @ 910.508.2952 Like me on FACEBOOK @ GRITS GROVE DESIGNS Simple Strok es A rt Painting lessons and events with Maureen McKenna. For details and information contact Maureen at Simplestrokesart@gmail.com Like me on Facebook at Simple Strokes Art ARTS COUNCIL MEETING Thursday June 7th 7:30 pm at ArtBeat Community Center

Summe r P aint P arty! Emer ge S tudio A rt Beginner’s creative acrylic painting. Fee of $30.00 covers all supplies and instruction. Events are held at the ARTS @ Burgaw Antiqueplace.

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Friday June Friday July 13th Friday August 10th

Call or Text Cheryl Hardie Holt 910.271.0433 Like me on Facebook “Emerge Studio Art�

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with Abby Munn Wilcox Burgaw Community Center Sundays 6:30 pm/Mondays 6:00 pm Donation based fee

Beginners Workshops Saturdays 10am-4pm May 19th, June 23rd, July 7th & 14th or “2 Class Thursdays� 6pm-9pm May 10th & 17th June 7th & 14th July 12th & 19th Call Jim at 910.916.9426 or e-mail

SunshineStudioStainedGlass@gmail.com Workshops held at the ARTS @ Burgaw Antiqueplace

Rose Wr ye Gou rd Work shop s $35 includes all materials For info contact: Wrye.rebekah@gmail.com Or text: 910.789.0835

ArtBeat Community Center Located in the old EMS Building at 108 East Wilmington Street in Burgaw, ArtBeat is the new headquarters of the Pender Arts Council. ArtBeat offers arts programs to the community through classes, events, and workshops. The Pender Arts Council mission is to increase awareness and access to the arts in Pender County. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the community of Pender County. ArtBeat is sponsored by the Town of Burgaw. Memberships are $15 for individuals and $25 for families.

Name: ____________________________ Address: __________________________ __________________________________ Phone: ____________________________ E-Mail: ____________________________ Please mail your membership form and payment to:

Pender Arts Council PO Box 661 Burgaw, NC 28425 The Pender Arts Council meets monthly at ArtBeat Community Center at 7:30. Come join us!

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Scenes from the North Carolina Wildflower Festival at Old Homestead Farm Rocky Point, NC

Staff photos by Katie H. Pettigrew

2018 Strawberry Season Has Arrived!

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Ready-Picked Berries and Our Spring Plants, Flowers & Hanging Baskets Available!

OPEN EVERYDAY!

Mon.-Fri. 8:30 A.M. - 6 P.M. Sat. 8:30 A.M. - 5 P.M. Sunday 12:30 - 4 P.M.

First Annual Spring Festival Blakes Chapel Advent Christian Church 88 Blakes Chapel Rd., Hampstead, NC

Date: May 19, 2018 Time: 10 A.M. - 4 P.M.

FUN! FUN! FUN! Food • Drinks • Face Painting • Children’s Games Bouncy Castle • Vendors

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Check out our Facebook page for daily updates and specials! www.facebook.com/ carolsuefarms Carol Sue Blueberry Farm 18055 Hwy. 17 • Hampstead, NC 28443 (Past Clayton Homes, on the Left)

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