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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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44 NEXT STOP: OAK ISLAND

Carolina Panthers player Juston Burris and his wife, Brittany, are bringing their Airbnb business, The Next Stop Collective, to Oak Island. By Pat Fontana

50 BACK TO NATURE

Ocean Isle Beach residents Jason and Lauren Gore appreciate the old-fashioned way of doing things at Huckleberry Farm. By Beth A. Klahre

82 CREATIVE LICENSE

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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16 PUBLISHER’S NOTE

27 SPIRITS

18 CONTRIBUTORS 22 WHAT’S HAPPENED

What’s been going on around town

31 UP NORTH

Finds in the Summer 2022 edition of North Brunswick Magazine

88 ONLINE EXCLUSIVES

Extras you’ll find only online

97 FACES & PLACES

Spring Fling at Paws Place

99 BUSINESS PROFILES

Bald Head Coffee, Klinton’s Flooring

103 SHALLOTTE INLET TIDE CHART 105 ADVERTISERS INDEX 106 TAGGED

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The Tipsy Palmer By Theresa Ravencraft

28 WHAT’S COOKIN’

Grape, Star Fruit, Kiwi, Pecan Salad with Goat Cheese Vinaigrette By Sandi Grigg

33 WHAT’S NEW

Red Hare Brewing Company in Shallotte offers handcrafted beers in a welcoming atmosphere. By Jo Ann Mathews

39 ART & CULTURE

Piano tuner Rodney Williams and his family of musicians make South Brunswick County sound beautiful. By Denice Patterson

57 MUSIC

With a simple invention, career musician James Lenger, now a resident of Sunset Beach, puts his students on the fast track to learning guitar. By Melissa Slaven Warren

63 BEHIND THE BUSINESS Tina Talbert’s Hydreight mobile IV bar brings the benefits of IV therapy to Shallotte and beyond. By Ashley Daniels

69 NONPROFIT

Brunswick Aquatic Club, the Gators, makes life in the fast lanes fun. By Kathy Blake

75 SPORTS

The hundreds of members of Brunswick County Tennis Association not only play tennis, but also better the community. By Ed Beckley

90 PEOPLE

Meet Patricia Dew, the multitalented new director of Brunswick County Library System. By Beth A. Klahre


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Photographer Matt McGraw captured this image of Carolina Panthers football player Juston Burris and wife, Brittany, on Oak Island. The two are bringing their Airbnb business, The Next Stop Collective, to Oak Island, and writer Pat Fontana caught up with them to learn more. See the story starting on page 44.


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PUBLISHER’S NOTE

Welcome to Summer

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When you live in a coastal area, the stretch of time between Memorial Day and Labor Day is a somewhat conflicted state. On one hand, it’s summer — the most blissful three months of the year, filled with early morning beach walks, warm-ocean swims and leisurely sunset suppers on the patio. On the other hand, it’s high tourist season, filled with more traffic, long lines at the coffee and doughnut shops and fierce competition for the dinner reservations and beach access parking. But when you live in a coastal area, sharing your hometown with visitors for part of the year is a trade-off you’re willing to make. You know that visitors make it possible for you to live in a place that you love. You welcome the influx of customers who keep the local businesses afloat, and you appreciate that it’s visitors who keep the local economy churning. And, very often, you find that you enjoy meeting new people from around the country and helping them find their way around your town. So, to all you summer visitors out there — welcome to Brunswick County! We hope that you enjoy reading our summer issue of South Brunswick Magazine and enjoy experiencing the taste of the beach life it offers. In this issue we’ve got stories of

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interest for locals and visitors alike. We introduce a new business in town, Next Stop Collective, in which Carolina Panthers football player Juston Burris and his wife, Brittany, are expanding their short-term rental business to Oak Island, and we celebrate 20 years of business with local favorite art gallery and studio Sunset River Marketplace. We meet the Gore family of Huckleberry Farm, introduce you to Red Hare Brewery and tell you about a new business, Hydreight IV, that will make you feel amazing. We explore sports with Brunswick County Tennis Association and Brunswick Athletic Club and music with piano tuner Rodney Williams and guitarist James Lenger. Whether you’re relaxing on the beach, by the pool or in the back yard, we hope that you can find the time to read all the stories in this issue of South Brunswick Magazine. Please support the advertisers you see on these pages so we can keep this magazine coming to you. Enjoy your summer!

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CONTRIBUTORS

John Cardillo CONTRIBUTING WRITER

I am a former print reporter who covered both small town and capital city news before transitioning to public relations and marketing. I was a member of the marketing team that introduced the E-ZPass electronic toll collection system to the driving public. I retired from one of the world’s largest pension systems, where I was responsible for communications to nearly 500,000 members. My freelance work has appeared in various publications, and I am a frequent columnist for Southport’s State Port Pilot. My wife, Kim, and I moved to Southport full time in 2020 from Albany, New York, and enjoy the coastal Carolina life.

Matt McGraw CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

I started out in newspaper world, shooting the NBA, NCAA and MLB in the Midwest. Those were awesome experiences that paved the way for my style of photography today. I started shooting weddings in 2002, and now I average around 50 weddings a year, along with about 150 family photo sessions a year. With McGraw Photo Consulting, I am also a photo consultant, primarily in the dental business. I love traveling, and I love what I do for a living.

Theresa Ravencraft CONTRIBUTING WRITER

I have always been a storyteller. After college I worked as a producer/director for PBS, writing scripts and editing documentaries and children’s programs. While working in television, I also taught video production courses at the high school and college level. I enjoyed teaching and as our family grew, I transitioned to managing the media center and teaching video production and literacy skills at our local intermediate school. My life-long passion for cooking led me to create and write a food blog. You can visit me at raveaboutfood.com, a place to share recipes and stories about my family and the foods we love. My husband, Brian, and I are from Ohio and have vacationed in the Carolinas for years. We purchased our dream home in Ocean Isle Beach in 2020 and have fallen in love with the community. We are enjoying the beaches, the food and the people we have met.

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McLeod Loris Seacoast Nurse Residents Graduate

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McLeod Loris Seacoast graduated the third cohort of nurse residents on March 17. These nurses have recently graduated from accredited nursing programs and are just beginning their careers as registered nurses. The Nurse Residency Program helps develop new nurses and fosters relationships with their team members over the course of the six-month program. Each cohort identifies an evidence-based practice project that they work on throughout the program. The findings of that project are presented to the Quality and Safety Department at the end of the program with the goal of improving patient care. Graduates of the 2022 McLeod Loris Seacoast Nursing Residency Program are: Madison Cribb, RN; Holly Fulford, RN; Chloe Hewett, RN; Samantha King, RN; Arin Owens, RN; Katie Parkins, RN; Jenna Silberman, RN; Victoria Singletary, RN; Anna Smith, RN; Alexis Suggs, RN; Jessicah Todd, RN; Amanda Vansant, RN; Christopher Ward, RN; Whitney Ward, RN; and Sidney Williams, RN.

build housing for homeless veterans in our area. The project is an ambitious plan to develop a series of tiny home housing communities to support and assist homeless veterans as they work to find jobs and housing and transition back into being contributing members of the community. As a long-time friend of the Calabash Elks Lodge, the Resource Center is a private, all-volunteer, nonprofit South Carolina Corporation unaffiliated with any government agency, including the Veterans Administration. They help veterans obtain benefits to which they are entitled; provide job placement assistance; help with obtaining treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) issues; help with housing needs; provide financial counseling; and assist with general life adjustment issues.

Calabash Elks Lodge Donates to Committee to Honor American Veterans The Calabash Elks Lodge Charity Golf Tournament recently made a $1,500 donation to the Committee to Honor American Veterans in Sunset Beach. The Committee to Honor America’s Veterans (CHAV) is a group of local residents who are working to build a Veterans’ Memorial in Brunswick County to commemorate and properly recognize our veterans, past, present and future, for their contributions to the protection of our nation and its citizens as well as the preservation of freedom throughout the world. The CHAV Veterans Assistance Program (VAP) works with local organizations to provide assistance to local veterans and service members in need.

Ribbon Cutting for Carolinas Staffing Solutions Calabash Elks Lodge Donates to Veteran’s Resource Center

On April 12 Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house to celebrate Carolinas Staffing Solutions’ 20th anniversary. Carolina Staffing Solutions, located at 4480 Main Street in Shallotte, is a full-service company that provides quality employees to customers in every phase of business.

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The Veteran’s Affairs Committee (VAC) of Calabash Elks Lodge 2679 recently made a $11,500 donation to the Veterans Welcome Home and Resource Center (VWHRC) in Little River. This donation, combined with their October 2021 donation of $3,500, completes their pledge of $15,000 to sponsor a Tiny Home as part of the VWHRC campaign to

Jill Stenson, MSN, RN, CENP has recently accepted the position of patient care director for the Dosher Patient Care Unit. Stenson has served in this role in an interim capacity since January 2022 and brings more than 24 years of nursing leadership experience. She has a background in critical care, serving as a staff nurse in ED/ICU settings and as


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nursing director of ICU/Cardiac Cath Lab and GI Lab in prior positions. For the last 12 years, she has served as chief nursing officer for a level 2 trauma center/teaching hospital in northern Pennsylvania and a level 3 trauma designated community hospital in her home state of Wisconsin. Stenson says she is honored to work with outstanding nurses at Dosher in leading evidence-based practice. Stenson is currently pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut, and will graduate in the fall of 2022. “I look forward to partnering with the community in leading health and wellness and outreach initiatives in the area,” she says.

On March 30 Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Beach Bum Storage in celebration of their first anniversary. Located at 6518 Beach Drive SW in Ocean Isle Beach, Beach Bum offers 24/7 access, high-tech surveillance, climate controlled and non-climate controlled options for short- and long-term storage.

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Ribbon Cutting for Beach Bum Storage

The book is available at the St. James Community Center. For more information, contact the St. James Property Owners’ Association by email at POA@stjamespoa. net or by telephone at (910) 253-4805.

McLeod Loris Seacoast Hospital Celebrates Volunteers

Ryan Hill Joins FOCUS Broadband as Business Development Coordinator Ryan Hill recently joined FOCUS Broadband as the cooperative’s business development coordinator. In this role, Hill will be responsible for establishing strategic partnerships with residential and commercial property developers, real estate entities and governmental and regulatory agencies in FOCUS Broadband’s service areas. Hill holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina Greensboro and has a professional background that includes work with utilities in both the public and private sector. A Brunswick County native, Hill resides in Shallotte, where he is actively involved in the community. He will serve as a liaison between FOCUS Broadband and the residential and commercial building and sales communities in the company’s traditional service area and in expansion areas. He can be reached at (910) 755-1913.

Wright. Written by Arthur Hill, a St. James resident, and Cheryl L. Serra of Southport, the book was several years in the making. The authors met several times with Wright and others who helped realize his vision of St. James.

McLeod Loris Seacoast hospital celebrated its volunteers at an annual appreciation luncheon on April 28 at the Surf Golf and Beach Club. Attendees were treated to a delicious meal and program highlighting their accomplishments and service throughout the year. Volunteers were honored for their time and commitment to McLeod Health. The following awards were given to volunteers for their cumulative hours donated, longevity and Volunteers of the Year on each campus. Cumulative Hours Donated Award Recipients Marj Cottrill – 7,640 hours in 2021 Ray Hemby – 6,240 hours in 2021 Alice Coco – 6,228 hours in 2021 Longevity Award Recipients Anita Thomas – 12 years of service Pam McGarry – 10 years of service Alice Coco – 10 years of service Volunteers of the Year

Book Published about the History of St. James Plantation

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Students Encouraged to Apply for Theresa McMahon Scholarship

Calabash Elks Lodge 2679 Veterans Affairs Committee Donates to BCC’s PAVE Program

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Dosher and Its Medical Staff Donate to New Hope Clinic Physicians and other providers on the Dosher Medical Staff recently raised funds for New Hope Clinic, a local nonprofit organization that provides healthcare services to low-income and uninsured residents of Brunswick County. Their funds were matched by Dosher, and the result was a $7,500 donation to New Hope Clinic. Sheila Roberts, executive director of New Hope Clinic, said: “The funds donated by the Dosher Medical Staff and the hospital enable us to provide the quality healthcare services that our community relies on. We are very grateful for the generosity of Dosher and their staff members.” 24

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Local Chapter of Forty & Eight Supports BCC Nursing students

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Calabash VFW Post 7288 awards the Theresa McMahon Scholarship to graduating seniors at West Brunswick High School who have demonstrated a history of commitment to the community through leadership activities, community service and/or work activities. The award is directed to students pursuing a degree from a four-year university or college, community college, junior college or trade school. The endowment is sent directly to the college of the recipient’s choice at the beginning of the first semester of attendance. This scholarship is given in memory of former Calabash resident Theresa McMahon (1928-2016), one of the original charter members responsible for the establishment of the Calabash N. C. Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 7288, Auxiliary in May 1985. She was a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and a Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Little River. Her husband, Norman Joseph McMahon (1924-1985), served in the U.S. Army during World War II. She is buried with her husband in the Wilmington National Cemetery, Wilmington, N.C. Rising seniors who wish to apply for the 2023 scholarship should contact the student affairs office at West Brunswick High School for details. The application will be due in mid-May 2023.

Members of the Calabash Elks Lodge 2679 Veterans Affairs Committee (VAC) donated $1,200 to Brunswick Community College’s PAVE (Partnership for American Veteran Employment) program. This recent donation is the fourth VAC donation to PAVE, which now totals $4,000 in support of the program. PAVE is a signature program at Brunswick Community College designed to support institutional work-study positions for qualifying veterans. Student veterans receive financial assistance and valuable work experience through employment opportunities at the college. The positions are funded by donations from community groups. Any Veteran honorably discharged from the U.S. military who is a Brunswick County resident interested in pursuing a degree, certificate or diploma as a full-time student is encouraged to contact the BCC Foundation office at (910) 955-8517 to learn more.

The Brunswick Community College Foundation (BCCF) team had the honor of hosting members of the military veterans honor society, La Société des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux (the Society of Forty Men and Eight Horses) on May 4. The gentlemen were on campus to present scholarships to two Brunswick Community College (BCC) nursing students — Lena Devlin and Angelica Rivera. These scholarships are awarded to outstanding students who have demonstrated a commitment to bring quality nursing skills to their patients. Committed to charitable and patriotic aims, the “Forty and Eight” is a fraternal and charitable Honor Society of American Veterans whose name comes from the French railroad and its 40/8 boxcars.


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The Tipsy Palmer There’s no other drink on par with this lemony summer cocktail.

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n Arnold Palmer is the go-to drink for many people on hot summer days and has been popular since the 1960s. This half and half mixture of brewed iced tea and fresh lemonade poured over ice will quench the biggest thirst. The non-alcoholic drink got its name years ago from the famous golfer one hot day in Palm Springs, where he was designing a golf course. He asked a waitress for a glass of lemonade and iced tea combined. Patrons of the restaurant were intrigued. Arnold’s army of fans spread the word quickly and the Arnold Palmer became a tasty part of American culture. When my husband and I have friends visit, I make my version of a Tipsy Palmer. I replace the traditional bourbon with white rum, add a splash of Limoncello and garnish with lemon slices and mint leaves. Friends always leave with a smile on their faces and the recipe in hand. Limoncello is produced in Southern Italy and is made with the zest of Sorrento lemons. The lemon zest is soaked in neutral spirits until the oils are released. It is then mixed with simple syrup, giving you a smooth, lemony liqueur to add to mixed drinks or sip ice cold as an after-dinner drink. Mixing Limoncello with one of the South’s most popular drinks is a refreshing combination. Sipping a Tipsy Palmer is the perfect way to cool off in the clubhouse after a round of golf or sitting by the pool with friends.

TIPSY PALMER Makes 4 drinks

INGREDIENTS: 4 black tea bags

½ cup of white rum

4 cups boiling water

Juice of one lemon

½ cup white sugar

Mint leaves and lemon slices for garnish

2 cups cold water ½ cup of Limoncello

METHOD Brew your tea by adding 4 tea bags to 4 cups of boiling water in a saucepan. Turn off the heat and steep tea for 10 minutes. Remove the tea bags and add the sugar, stirring until it is dissolved completely. Add 2 cups of cold water. Pour the tea into a pitcher and refrigerate until completely cool. Stir in Limoncello and white rum. Pour over ice and garnish with thin lemon slices and mint leaves. Tip: Use decaffeinated black tea if you are planning to drink this after dinner.

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Star fruit takes center stage in a zesty fruit salad that’s perfect for hot summer days. BY SANDI GRIGG | PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAMES STEFIUK

Recently my spouse and child and I were at the grocery store in the produce section, when they held up a star fruit and said, “What is this?” I knew right then I had to use it in a unique fruit salad recipe. I bought the star fruit, and keeping with the fruit theme, I picked up green seedless grapes and kiwi also. Star fruit is not the most popular fruit in America, but my mother has been using it in her recipes for as long as I can remember. I enjoy this fruit as it’s tremendously juicy, beautiful and fragrant. It’s delicious all by itself, but it’s also easily mixed with other fruits. During these summer months we have been trying to eat healthier, and that means adding a lot of fresh green fruits and vegetables, but it does not mean our meals have to be tasteless and boring. Star fruit provides a boost of vitamin C and improves respiratory health. They have disease-fighting antioxidants that are believed to be a good source of heart-health. Kiwi, which my spouse loves, is considered a nutrient-dense food, which means its rich in nutrients and low in calories. Showy star fruit takes the stage in this simple salad recipe, but the vinaigrette is just as impressive in flavor. I love the combined flavors of grapes and goat cheese, so I decided to create a vinaigrette that I thought would pair well with these fruits. This vinaigrette is tangy and sweet with a zesty finish. I hesitated to share this recipe because it is so simple, but I know some of you will love and appreciate a new way to eat your fruit. Stay healthy and enjoy!

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Is it ripe? A star fruit is ready to eat when it is mostly bright yellow and firm to the touch. It may have slightly brown edges.


WHAT’S COOKIN’

Grape, Star Fruit, Kiwi, Pecan Salad with Goat Cheese Vinaigrette Serves 4

INGREDIENTS For the Vinaigrette 4 ounces goat cheese (room temperature) ¼ cup cider vinegar /3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

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1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 teaspoon sugar salt and pepper For the Salad 2 cups green seedless grapes (halved) 4 whole star fruits (washed thoroughly and sliced) 4 kiwis (peeled and sliced) ¼ cup chopped pecans 8 pieces of bib lettuce

METHOD Combine all the ingredients for the dressing in a medium bowl and mix well with a whisk. Set aside Place 2 pieces of bib lettuce on a plate and layer it with the grapes, star fruit slices, kiwi slices and chopped pecans. Alternate layers and finish with overlapping layers of fruit for a beautiful presentation. Drizzle with goat cheese vinaigrette. Enjoy!

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Cheers to the Beer Red Hare Brewing Company in Shallotte offers handcrafted beers in a welcoming atmosphere.

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You don’t have to be a beer drinker to enjoy Red Hare Brewing Company in Shallotte. “Breweries are not just about drinking beer,” says Manager Jessica Seipel. “They are also about atmosphere and the community.”

Red Hare offers both at its historic red brick building on Main Street. Since it opened in April 2018, it has gained a reputation for offering a selection of beers to satisfy every taste. The most popular, Seipel says, is Long Day Lager.

“It’s nice and light and crisp and a good introduction to craft beer,” she says. “I suggest it to get your palate wet and get comfortable with the brand.” At the same time, Red Hare has a selection of IPAs, stouts and sours. For Summer 2022

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non-beer drinkers, the brewery offers its brand of root beer and grapefruit soda. “People can bring their kids here, and those are options for them,” Seipel says. Dogs are welcome at the brewery. Marie and Joe Carini walked in with Riley, a mixed breed rescue. “We’ve been in Brunswick County three weeks, and this is the third time we’ve been here,” Marie says with a laugh. The couple prefers drinking lagers, and they chose Long Day. “I have the lager because I’m not a beer drinker,” Marie says. “I like a lager,” Joe adds. “I’m not into IPAs.” Terry and Willis Alston have lived in Shallotte for almost 25 years and prefer dark beers. “Except for the sour, I’ll try anything that they brew,” Terry says. Red Hare Brewing “They’re good. Full bodied.” That day Company has the couple ordered Sticky Stout. proven to “This is excellent,” Terry says of the be a popular chocolate and coffee flavored beer. “This community is a great place to stop in for a drink.” gathering spot The hospitality is evident as Willis right along eats a sandwich he brought from a Main Street in nearby restaurant. Seipel explains that Shallotte.

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Alongside its brewing area, Red Hare offers various seating options as well as private event space.

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customers are welcome to bring their own food since Red Hare doesn’t serve any, although it schedules food trucks several times a month. Customers can reserve space for a party, and on request Red Hare will arrange catering service. During off-hours the brewery offers yoga classes with the schedule posted at its website, and on select evenings it has comedy night. Karaoke is every Wednesday evening. There’s no need for formality here. The decor is simple. Pipes extend down the two-story patched brick walls, and the floor is made of concrete. Picnic tables and metal stools form seating arrangements. The railing upstairs provides a view

of the lower level. It also makes visitors aware of the dollar bills stuck to the ceiling. Seipel says a magician started the tradition and told customers how to achieve that feat. The original Red Hare Brewing is a Marietta, Georgia, microbrewery, so how did it find its way to Shallotte? It happens that North Carolina native Rube McMullan attended University of Georgia and established a career in that state. Eventually, he bought land at Ocean Isle Beach and commuted between the two states. His daughter-in-law, Stephanie McMullan, who owns Wing and Fish Company, with her husband,


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Barrett, says Rube knew of Red Hare and made contact with Roger Davis, co-founder of the company. Red Hare is next to Wing and Fish. “They talked for years about bringing it to Shallotte,” she says. “We’re glad they’re here, and we’re glad to bring a brewery to Shallotte.” Seipel explains that the two locations share a geographic connection. “What makes it special is that Marietta and Shallotte are on the same equatorial plane,” Seipel says. The company added “34˚ North Experiment Station” to the Shallotte name, which defines its location on the globe. The company’s beer that is specific to Shallotte is Soft J, an East Coast IPA. “This is thicker and hoppier,” says beer tender Leanne Berman. Randy and Susan Walpole of Ocean Isle Beach make Red Hare a regular stop. Randy chose a Soft J and then a Long Day Lager, while Susan drank the SPF 50/50 Grapefruit. “I like trying different beers,” Randy says. He motions to his glass. “This [Long Day] is still a lager, but not like a traditional one. It has a unique taste.” Susan adds, “I like coming here because they have an alternative, like the grapefruit. This [place] is very nice, right here on Main Street. It’s local and they do provide varied flavorings.” The cost of a Red Hare beer runs from $4 for a 10-ounce glass to $8 for a 16-ounce glass. When customers aren’t sure what to order, Seipel asks for their preferences before helping them make a selection. She wants them to feel at home at Red Hare, one of the few breweries in the area. “There aren’t a lot of breweries in the area,” she says. “People don’t have to go to Wilmington or Myrtle Beach to enjoy good craft beer.” 

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Piano tuner Rodney Williams and his family of musicians make South Brunswick County sound beautiful. BY DENICE PATTERSON PHOTOGRAPHY BY LAURA GLANTZ

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Rodney Williams carries his well-worn tool case into a sanctuary in Shallotte. Waiting there for his delicate touch is an 8-foot Kawai grand piano. He removes a 30-year-old tuning wrench and a dozen or so relatively new mutes and gingerly begins to isolate and tune each string. The craftsman immerses himself in this experience for the next hour or two, listening to every string once and then again in combinations. This is an inside job for Williams, the best tool is his God-given inner technology. “Today there are all types of digital devices that we can use in this profession,” Williams says. “But in over 30 years of tuning pianos I have found no tool that holds a candle to the human ear.” The Whiteville native comes by it naturally. His dad, Joe Williams, was a professional musician and piano tuner, and his mother, Alice, surrounded her three boys with instruments at a very young age, encouraging them to be musicians. 40

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By age 5, Williams had picked up guitar. The next year his dad brought home an upright piano to practice tuning and repairing. “I came home from school one afternoon, and there was a piano sitting there. I had never touched a piano or been close to a piano,” Williams recalls. “When I put my fingers on it and heard the scale, it was like a light went off. I thought, ‘Man, I know what to do with this.’ It made sense to me.” Williams’ fate was sealed that day, and he has loved the piano ever since. He continued to round out his music skills with other instruments as well. By age 13 he joined his first of many bands playing the saxophone. “They were called the Lively Extremes,” he says with a laugh. “They were gigging and making music and making money, and so was I.” In his teens he played for four or five bands and filled in when bands needed a replacement for guitar, piano, keyboards, saxophone, harmonica or singing. In his twenties


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Q&A WITH RODNEY WILLIAMS Q The best piano Williams has ever tuned?

A “Hands down, it is the 9-foot Yamaha at Odell Williamson Auditorium.” Q The most difficult to tune?

A “A not-to-be-named piano on the second story of a not-to-be-named higher education facility in South Carolina. “No matter how it is tuned, it immediately goes too sharp.” Q The strangest piano tuning experience?

A “At a nudist colony where the Pepsi delivery man and I were the only ones clothed.”

Rodney and Daphne Williams, center, with their three children, two sons in law and seven grandchildren.

he was on the road playing for a few bands – one was a local Southern gospel quartet that traveled everywhere east of the Mississippi. Just like with the piano, fate intervened in Williams’ life once again the night he met his future wife, Daphne. He was filling in at a gig for his father, who had been scheduled to play at a dance in Shallotte. “I was not supposed to be there,” he says. “I was not supposed to be there either,” Daphne adds. “My family had coerced me out to celebrate my sister’s birthday.” To make up for it, her brother-in-law promised to introduce her to anyone in the room. She pointed to Rodney, and the two have been together ever since. “It was love at first sight,” they say. In 1979 the two were married and moved to Nashville with Williams’ new band, Kitty Hawk. “We were writing, recording and doing demos at a studio on Franklin Street, and we still had to work parttime jobs to make ends meet,” Williams says. When their daughter Shawna was born, the couple had to make a decision. “Nashville is tough on married musicians — you need to decide which one you will be loyal to, your family or your music. Because being a musician, you have to be ready to go on the road if anybody calls you.” It was a turning point for the family. They moved to Calabash, where Williams went into construction and started the piano tuning and repair business on the side. “It was the best decision we could have ever made,” Williams says. Fate has a sense of humor, it seems. Once when Williams was building a house, one of Kitty Hawk’s songs that Williams sang on a demo for Randy Hatch in Nashville came on the radio. Summer 2022

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Ed Bruce was singing, “You’re the Best Heartbreak I Ever Had.” “That song was the number one country music song of 1982,” Williams says. But fate was also very kind, and by 1985 Williams was able to focus solely on his piano business and leave construction behind.

The Williamses have a growing family: Shawna and her husband, Jay Lach, own Roof Doctors of Calabash; daughter Hannah and her husband, Sam Crane, are both ministers at Breath of Life Ministries in Sunset Beach; and their son, Taylor, remains at home.

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“We also have seven grandchildren, and they all have a spark of talent,” Williams says. Granddaughters Evynn, Sadie and Ainsley play piano, Chloe plays piano and is a vocalist, and Mazzy plays guitar and violin. The youngest of the bunch, grandsons Oliver and Koby, are leaning toward the piano as well. The family makes music together at Breath of Life Ministries, where Rodney leads the music ministry and plays piano, Daphne plays drums, Hannah plays the keys and Shawna sings. Williams services pianos from as far south as Georgetown to as far north as Leland. When the need arises for an onsite repair, Williams is at the ready with cases of tools and parts in his truck. Occasionally, the repair requires that he take the piano apart so he brings it home to his workshop. “On the average, I listen to 230 strings per piano,” he explains. He listens to one string at a time then tunes them in unison, then in octaves, and then fourths and fifths. “At the end of the tuning, I test it. Then it is time for the concert. I want to hear whether it is in tune. You can catch things you may not have heard when you are tuning.” Williams considers himself blessed. He loves his work and has time to be with his expanding family. “Tuning pianos has been very good to us — it allowed us to raise our family here,” Williams says, adding that he has no plans to retire any time soon. 

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Carolina Panthers player Juston Burris and his wife, Brittany, are bringing their Airbnb business, The Next Stop Collective, to Oak Island.

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passion for traveling has inspired a growing business for Juston and Brittany Burris. The Next Stop Collective is positioned to “be everyone’s next stop when planning their next getaway,” Brittany says. For Brittany and Juston, their next stop is a beach home they are building on Oak Island. Their venture began in 2019, as an idea based on their travels throughout the state of North Carolina from their home in Charlotte. “Every year we would go to some of our favorite places,” Brittany says. “It finally clicked that instead of renting other people’s places, why don’t we buy and rent out those homes when we’re not using them?”

They realized quickly that could turn into a business. They launched Next Stop Collective in January 2020, just before the COVID-19 virus was declared a pandemic — an “interesting time to start a new adventure,” Brittany says. Although bookings were virtually nonexistent at first, eventually they picked up and the first home listed on Airbnb, located in Asheville, became very popular.

The life venture for Juston and Brittany started long before, when they were both in middle school. They were friends throughout middle and high school and then both attended N.C. State. Juston, who now plays for the Carolina Panthers, was into sports throughout his school years, and Brittany was a cheerleader. They reconnected in college, began dating and were married in 2022. Juston was born in Roanoke, Virginia, and grew up in Raleigh. He played football for N.C. State University and was then drafted by the New York Jets. Now in his seventh year in the NFL, he has also played with the Cleveland Browns. He and Brittany feel they are lucky to now be based in Charlotte, which they call “our home and where we always wanted to be.” Brittany was born and raised in Raleigh. At N.C. State, she earned degrees in business administration, including an MBA. Her background and education led her to a career in business operations and marketing in corporate America. She just recently left that path to focus on running the dayto-day operations of the Next Stop Collective full time. Both Juston and Brittany see the business as a plan for their future, Summer 2022

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beyond football. They are passionate about it, just as they are passionate about offering quality vacation rentals for families who enjoy traveling and visiting the same places they love. One of their favorite places to visit is Oak Island. Brittany grew up going to N.C. beaches, and Oak Island was always a favorite quiet beach town. Recently, friends bought a house there, and the Burrises have spent a couple of weekends visiting and taking in the new look and feel of Oak Island as well as neighboring Southport. While the area has grown some since her childhood, Brittany still enjoys the beach atmosphere and the amazing views. “When we go, we always go to downtown Southport,” Brittany says. They also enjoy grabbing a cup of coffee or a meal at a local restaurant on Oak Island, such as Island Jo’s or Koko Cabana. Brittany emphasizes that the most valuable time is spent with family and friends at the house. There is most definitely something to having the comfort of home, with views of the ocean, the beach and the sunsets. These influences are a big part of what has made Oak Island the next stop for The Next Stop Collective. The first stop for the Airbnb venture was in Asheville. Juston and Brittany purchased a home there to launch their business in early 2020. Once those bookings started to pick up after the initial pandemic-related slow period, the rentals were

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thriving. Another home on the same street became available in 2021, and they purchased it as well. “From there we kind of became obsessed with it,” Brittany says. The two homes in Asheville were doing so well, they decided to expand into different areas. In fact, they have expanded into a different state. A third home is planned to go live on Airbnb this summer in Wintergreen, Virginia. That house required a full renovation, so they have gutted and completely redone the home to get it ready for vacation rentals. A fourth home, in Boone, North Carolina, will “hopefully be live at the end of the year,” Brittany says. That one also required a full home renovation. Juston and Brittany are facing more challenges with their business, particularly in regard to the renovation work that needs to be done on these two latest homes. Between material shortages and labor shortages, the work is slow, but they are confident they will meet their projected timelines for opening. When searching for the Oak Island home that would become their next rental, they faced the challenges of houses not being available or not being exactly what they wanted. “It’s not like purchasing your primary home,” Brittany says. “For this type of business, you’re trying to assess how close it is to certain things, what the rental income might be, and the key points that guests

The Burrises finally decided to purchase a piece of land on Oak Island and build a beach home based on their own plans, so they can make it what they want it to be.


are looking for.” In addition, she says they are also looking for a home their own families can enjoy when it is not rented. The Burrises finally decided to purchase a piece of land on Oak Island and build a beach home based on their own plans, so they can make it what they want it to be. They have closed on the land and are now working with an architect and a contractor on those plans. They bought on the west end, a secluded, quiet and peaceful area with sound and ocean views. “Once we saw that, we knew that was where we wanted to be,” Brittany says. “We are very happy with our decision.” The beach house will have seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms, along with a pool, an elevator and a rooftop deck. It will be available for weekly rentals during the prime months from Memorial Day to Labor Day and for a minimum three-night stay during the off season. Their goal is “to be the most sought-after beach house on the island.” They are working on their design plans to bring a feel that will be similar to the Hamptons or Charleston. Juston and Brittany have managed

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their current rental homes so successfully that they are now Airbnb Superhosts. The Superhost is a vacation rental owner “who goes above and beyond in their hosting duties and is a shining example of how a Host should be.” They are ready to do more than set an example as they expand their offerings to also provide services to other Airbnb hosts. They will share things that they’ve learned in the process, to help others get ready to list. Part of their additional portfolio of services will include Airbnb 101, a digital course on preparing a home for rental. Both Juston and Brittany say they have an eye for design and may eventually create a design line of their own as well. Although Juston “will play football as long as God lets him,” his goal is to have the business running well so that he can join Brittany in taking it on full time at some point. Empowering others through their additional business offerings and through community involvement is very important to him. He is passionate about giving back to the community and has been active in organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, HeCan Football Camp, Dream the Impossible initiative, Simple Greatness and North Carolina Vitiligo Support Community. The Next Stop Collective is headed in a promising direction on Airbnb as part of a national trend toward private vacation rental homes. More than 350 million nights were booked through Airbnb in 2021, up significantly from just over 250 million in 2020.

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Families seem to appreciate the extra space and, in particular, the ability to have separate rooms with doors that close. As Brittany describes it, there is a “difference in quality, a home away from home feel.” Soon, the beach house on Oak Island will be the next stop on the continuing adventure for Juston and Brittany Burris and The Next Stop Collective. 


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a N OCEAN ISLE BEACH RESIDENTS JASON AND LAUREN GORE APPRECIATE THE OLD-FASHIONED WAY OF DOING THINGS AT HUCKLEBERRY FARM.

BY BETH A. KLAHRE PHOTOGRAPHY BY MEGAN DEITZ

Jason and Lauren Gore are the perfect pair for running a farm. As a child, Lauren learned to quilt and can food from her grandmother. As a teen, she worked for family-owned Graystone Farm in Reidsville, North Carolina. She competed and showed palomino quarter horses on a national level and was involved in 4-H and in the national Future Farmers of America (FFA). She grew tomatoes to sell for her college fund. Jason fit right in when they started dating in eleventh grade. He fished, hunted and worked on Lauren’s grandparents’ tobacco farm near Winston-Salem, where they grew and cut hay each summer. After one year of marriage, Jason, a graduate of N.C. State University with a degree in agronomy, accepted a job opportunity in Brunswick County, where his parents grew up and were currently living. Lauren, an elementary education graduate with a science concentration and a graduate certificate in horticulture, was teaching third grade. They decided to try out beach life and moved from western North Carolina to a development in

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The Gores grow flowers and vegetables, offer a weekly CSA, raise chickens and offer horseback riding lessons on their farm.

Ocean Isle Beach, selling Lauren’s two horses with the promise that they would eventually find land and start their own farm. They quickly discovered they could not get enough space to grow everything they wanted. Seven years ago they purchased 6 acres and began the slow process of clearing the trees. And three years ago they made their dream come true, moving into the farmhouse they built themselves along with several other structures on the property. Lauren recalls, “Our first crops of veggies were just for us. The quality of our food and knowing where it comes from became very important to us as a family, especially after our son, Wyatt, was born. We wanted to make sure we were eating the most nutritious and safest food we could get. We also began to think about the effects of pesticides and fertilizers and do research about how to grow things organically.” 52

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It wasn’t long before friends and neighbors became interested in what the Gores, who were giving away their extra produce, were doing and the lifestyle they were living. Lauren says, “We kind of springboarded to a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) from there.” And so developed Huckleberry Farm, named after the classic novel Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain and Lauren’s favorite line from the movie Tombstone, “I’ll be your huckleberry.” Even their German Wirehaired Pointer is named Huckleberry. Lauren says the name expresses the fun, carefree life on the farm. Each week during the CSA season, members receive a bag of fresh veggies picked that day so they are the freshest for the customer. Extra veggies and eggs are sold to non-CSA members. The Gores experiment to find out how much can be grown


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organically and sustainably in their one-third acre garden and two greenhouses. Typically, in the fall and winter they grow spring mix lettuce, kale, collards, cabbage, carrots, onions, leeks, Swiss chard, cauliflower, broccoli, kohlrabi, bok choy, micro greens, radishes, beets and turnips. Spring and summer crops yield lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, spring onions, peppers, green beans, okra, Swiss

chard, sweet potatoes, a few strawberries and blueberries. “Our vision for the farm is to provide the community with local, organic, nutritious food,” Jason says. “So, we have worked really hard to improve the soil quality on our farm. It is a constant process of adding compost and various forms of organic nutrients to our soil.” The Gores also have 27 egg-laying chickens and have been pasture-raising

meat chickens, selling both eggs and meat. In 2017 Lauren became interested in cut-flower production. She planted just as many flowers as veggies, and, surprisingly, they sold even better than the vegetables. The flowers are instrumental in attracting pollinators to the vegetable garden. Over the next three years, Lauren plans to expand the flower CSA program with dahlias, ranunculus and perennials like peonies. The Gores also own three horses, and Lauren gives riding lessons. Most of her riding clients are children, but she has a few adult students too. “I have had an obsession with horses since before I can remember,” Lauren says. “Riding lessons started as a way for me to share my love of horses with others and now provide the community with a chance to explore a different outdoor activity.” All of this comes together to bring the Gore family much happiness on the farm. “It is really crazy how each of our backgrounds and learning experiences worked perfectly together and helped us in ways that we never expected,” Lauren says. “I invite families to come here and experience farm life the way I grew up — petting and chasing chickens, pulling some veggies, collecting eggs, cleaning horse stalls and experiencing the calming presence of our horses. I hope everyone leaves tired, dirty and happy.” 

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Music Maker With a simple invention, career musician James Lenger, now a resident of Sunset Beach, puts his students on the fast track to learning guitar. BY MELISSA SLAVEN WARREN | PHOTOGRAPHY BY LAURA GLANTZ

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Career guitar teacher James Lenger put his alone time during the pandemic to good use. He learned how to sew and finalized a couple of patents for his inventions, including Strum Perfect. During his nearly 30 years of teaching guitar (that’s 90,000 private lessons), Lenger watched his students apply a “death grip” to their strumming hand, making it difficult to get the sound they were looking for.

James Lenger in his home studio

“Most students, especially beginners, focus all of their concentration on finger placement,” Lenger explains. “And they struggle to make their rhythm sound relaxed. The strumming hand is what gives their playing its character.” So, Lenger came up with a solution. He first began working on Strum Perfect two years ago. The device locks the forearm in place, isolating the back-andforth movement of the strumming hand, allowing students to Summer 2022

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learn much faster. Cutting the learning time helps motivate students to continue. For Lenger, creating an individual experience for each student is also key to keeping learners engaged, no matter their age. “One of the things I do, especially when a new student starts out, is have them write out every song they’ve ever wanted to learn to play,” he says. “Especially those songs, that when you hear them, the hair on the back of your neck stands up.” Once Lenger knows what a student’s motivations are and what genres they’re interested in, he can help them create a “real experience,” even down to authentic equipment and instruments from different eras, including an original RCA ribbon microphone from the 1940s or a parlor guitar from the 1800s. “Instead of going to a computer and pressing a button to

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recreate the sound, students can feel connected to the music in a real way,” he says. Learning to play the guitar (or any instrument) is like learning a new language, he says. “You’re not going to understand the slang until you understand the structure of the language. I always start with the structure, while making it interesting and motivational.” In 2006 Lenger founded the Guitar Cities music program in Chicago, where he taught business professionals in the financial districts how to play guitar. He expanded his instruction schools to New York, Birmingham, the United Kingdom and


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London. After building a successful program, he decided to sell the schools. And then, when COVID happened, he found the time he was looking for to devote to his invention — and the place. Originally from High Point, North Carolina, Lenger moved to Sunset Beach after living in Chicago for the past 15 years. “I knew I always wanted to end up back in North

Carolina,” he says. Looking to escape the big city during the pandemic, he found the perfect time to make the move. He’d been developing the idea for Strum Perfect for a couple of years. During the pandemic, he bought a sewing machine and some basic tools and started working on this product. He says it works much like a golf swing trainer and helps students focus on technique — something he learned

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and approved, and he can add inventor to his already impressive resume. Additionally, he submitted a patent for another musical device he invented during COVID — a reinvention of a plate reverb. With a passion for turning people into guitar players, Lenger says he’ll never stop teaching. He set up a workshop and recording studio at his home in Sunset Beach and is accepting adult students (and younger) who are interested in learning to play from scratch or just want to hone their existing skills. “Like I said, I want everyone to have a real experience,” he says. “So, the lessons are basically catered to their interests and tastes.” 

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Feeling Good from the Inside Out Tina Talbert’s Hydreight mobile IV bar brings the benefits of IV therapy to Shallotte and beyond. BY ASHLEY DANIELS | PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRENT GALLANT

Tina Talbert, owner of Yard Time Body Correctional Facility and IV Bar.

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ou know that hydration is good for your body, but sometimes it can be difficult to hydrate as much as you need to. Did you know that you can replenish your body’s hydration through an IV session — and that the IV session will come to you? Hydreight, a new mobile IV bar, is the latest service offered by Tina Talbert, owner of Yard Time Body Correction Facility,

which also houses her in-house IV Bar. This IV vitamin therapy is a newer trend in wellness, health and energy. Talbert, a registered nurse since 2004, wanted to exit the hospital scene about two years ago when COVID-19 plagued her workplace (and hospitals across the country). “I wound up going down to Key West, and I had the first hangover I’ve ever had in my whole 53-yearSummer 2022

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old life,” she says. “I saw the IV bars down there, but I didn’t get one and ended up wasting five hours of my day because I didn’t feel well.” That was the inspiration for Talbert’s career change — to do something on her own terms outside of the traditional medical field and hospital doors. Her IV f luids replenish the body with vitamins, electrolytes, antioxidants and minerals that can boost energy, increase your metabolism and reduce pain and stress. Besides hydration, the IV therapies can give you the vitamins and minerals needed immediately if you feel a cold or f lu coming on, if you’re experiencing headaches or migraines, if you’re expecting a hangover or if you’re suffering from mild chronic fatigue syndrome, anxiety, depression or I have some fibromyalgia. In addition people who to the IV drips, Hydreight want to get also offers a B12 and D3 shot. the immunity The specific list of IV IV. I also have services includes: The something Energizer, The Libido Shot, The Skinny Shot, called Basic Hydration (Normal Glutathione Saline), Fat Burner that’s been (Normal Saline, MIC, B12 and L Carnitine), researched for Immunity Support helping people (Normal Saline, Zinc, recover after Vitamin C and B6), Hangover Helper (Normal COVID. Saline with minerals, Zofran and Vitamin C), Sunburn Relief (Normal Saline, Vitamin C, Glutathione, B Complex and Magnesium), Youthful Beauty (Normal Saline, Mineral Blend, Vitamin C and biotin), Athlete Recovery (Normal Saline, Amino Blend and B12), Migraine (Normal Saline, B6, Zofran and Toradol), Prenatal (B12, B6, Folic Acid, Zofran, B complex) and Myer’s Cocktail (Normal Saline chocked full of vitamins/ minerals). “Clients come in waves,” Talbert says. “I have some people who want to get the immunity IV. I also have something called Glutathione that’s been researched

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for helping people recover after COVID. And a lot of people started finding out that I had the skinny shot, so they’re coming on their lunch breaks and getting it once a week for only $35.” If you’re concerned about the safety of Talbert’s IV therapy, it may ease your mind to learn that she was known as the “IV Queen” during her days working in the hospital. “I had patients who, when they came to the hospital, would ask for me by

name, saying I’m the only one they trust,” she says. The entire IV process is quick and painless. You download the Hydreight app or book your service via her Facebook page beforehand to fill out medical information. If clients are unsure about booking online, Talbert will walk them through it, but it will just take longer. Before the IV session she will check your vitals, and if all is clear, she will


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County every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm. Talbert and another nurse on staff split their time between the facility and the mobile service. As Talbert says, IV therapy is a great way to feel better from the inside out.

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In the Swim of Things Brunswick Aquatic Club, the Gators, makes life in the fast lanes fun.

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Most afternoons Gavin Spake, his younger brother, Job, and their friend Nick Boehmer stand at the water’s edge on puddled concrete, watching young people streamline through each other’s wakes, back and forth, 25 yards at a time. As coaches of the Brunswick Aquatic Club swim team, they share a common goal for these athletes, whose developments range from Hatchlings (10 and under) to Silver 2 (15 and older), with five age-andability levels in between. The Gators, as the team is known, fill the rope-lane section of the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center pool complex at Brunswick Community College in Bolivia six days a week. “We want them to enjoy the season,” Gavin says. “They need to have a focus on what they’re doing, but we do let the kids have fun, let them goof off a little bit and mess around a little. But at some point,

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that ends and we start our next set.” Gavin has been doing this a while. He’s coached in Wilmington and Raleigh and got the Gators job in December 2019. “If they want to swim in college, I would love to see them pursue that,” he says, “and see the team continue to

grow and have an impact on the community. We need to let all of Brunswick County know we’re here, know what we’re doing.” The nonprofit aquatic club’s mission statement is “to empower Brunswick County’s emerging generations to be the best they can be, for a lifetime in

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and out of the water. While providing a safe and supportive environment for a competitive swimming regiment, our swimmers are able to develop a positive self-image while learning commitment, leadership and goal-setting skills.” The club is parent-run, with a board of directors that welcomes and encourages everyone to attend its meetings. Their written philosophy includes “self-esteem,” “goal achievement,” “strive for personal excellence” and “become the best they are capable of becoming.” Gavin and Job Spake grew up breathing the scent of chlorine. Gavin swam competitively from age 5 to 21, won six high school championships and, in college at UNC Wilmington, three conference team championships. As head age group coach in a previous job, he coached state and sectional champions and had a swimmer set two national records. Job began competing at age 4, was a four-year States qualifier in high school and swam one season for Norwich University in Vermont before segueing to coaching. Boehmer, who also works as a physical therapist, swam competitively in Pennsylvania, moved to North Carolina in 2002 and has three children on the Gators team. Now in his early 30s, Gavin, as head coach and director of competitive swimming, oversees about 65 team members, guiding them through a long course season (May through August, in 50-meter pools) and short course (September through March, 25-yard pools), concluding with the ECSL [East Cooper Swim League] Championships in Wilmington in March. People can sign up anytime,


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even if a season has started. Workouts can run 45 minutes twice a week for young kids to two-and-a-half hours five times a week plus dryland conditioning for more advanced team members. “Depending on the level or the group, we start with a warm-up, take a little break and explain our next set, do something easy, then do another set, depending on what day it is,” Gavin says. “We try to switch it up a little bit. One day may be more distance freestyle, one day a little more IM (individual medley). The kids need to have a point for what we’re doing. If it’s 2,000 yards that practice, or 6,000 yards that practice, they need to have that focus. I don’t believe in ‘garbage yardage.’ That’s when you’re just doing a ton of yards, and I like to avoid that.” Monthly dues range from $48 for Hatchlings to $118 for Silver Group 2.

Levels – the others are White, Green, Gray, Black and Silver 1 – are determined by skill and commitment level. The Gators are in their tenth season. Some have advanced to college teams,

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Swimming teaches self-discipline and sportsmanship; it builds self-esteem and fitness; it provides lifelong friendships and much more.

need to learn all four strokes, and we want to see your butterfly get better, because then the other strokes get stronger.” As with any sport that demands intense dedication, the Gators coaches understand that burnout happens. Life happens. That’s why the team addresses topics such as time commitment, cost and juggling activities away from the pool. The team abides by national Safe Sport guidelines, and it has a Ten Commandments for Swimming Parents, a list about guidance, friendship, patience and sportsmanship — qualities of competitive athletics that hold more value than ribbons and

trophies. The commandments, each with an explanation, include phrases such as “be supportive no matter what,” “only have positive things to say at a swim meet,” “acknowledge your child’s fears,” “have goals besides winning” and “thou shalt not expect thy child to become an Olympian.” United States Swimming, the sport’s governing body, has about 225,000 competitors. There are 52 Olympics spots every four years, making the odds about 1 in 4,300 of making a team. According to that commandment’s explanation: “Ask your coach why he coaches, chances are that he was not an Olympian, but

still got enough out of swimming that he wants to pass that love for the sport on to others. Swimming teaches self-discipline and sportsmanship; it builds self-esteem and fitness; it provides lifelong friendships and much more. Most Olympians will tell you that these intangibles far outweigh any medal they may have won.” Gavin says that’s what makes it all worthwhile. “I tell them every day,” he says, “It’s not about me. It’s not the suits. It’s the work you put in. And to see my kids getting better, and enjoying it as much as I do, it makes it all worthwhile.” 

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The hundreds of members of Brunswick County Tennis Association not only play tennis, but also better the community.

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Tennis is like a bag of potato chips. You can’t stop at one chip or one game. It’s even more fun when you can share it with newcomers and watch them fall in love with the deliciousness. A group of around 200 players in Brunswick County who love to volley and encourage active participation in the sport has been instrumental in bringing in new folks of all ages and abilities, including special needs players, while helping local communities keep their courts in tip-top shape. They’ve even coached local kids do better in school. It’s the Brunswick County Tennis Association (BCTA), formed as a nonprofit organization 20 years ago. BCTA President Bob Cause says anyone can join for a meager 13 bucks, and even if you don’t play much, volunteering to help with summer camps and after school programs for kids may just be your racket. Cause said BCTA encourages both casual and competitive play, which is evident year-round via association-sponsored men’s

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and in the summer season from May to July. Cause says there are usually around seven or eight teams in each league, with about a dozen people on a team. The women play during daylight hours, while the men enjoy the game under the lights. The association uses

13 public courts countywide, which they work closely with the townships to maintain. Members also support the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Brunswick County Junior Open Singles Tournament in March. As much as they enjoy playing the game, Cause says the association sports

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and women’s leagues and tournament action. However, responsible citizenship is also in their veins, and the members spend a great deal of time creatively combining academic tutoring, the teaching of life skills and tennis lessons to youngsters all in one stroke. They’ve even formed a tennis program for Special Olympics. In the first set, there is a fall league for men and women. Play is for women of all ages who are ranked or rank themselves as intermediate players (3.0 to 3.5 level). They also play in a spring league from March through May. There’s a 55-and-over age league for men of the same caliber of play, with competitions in the fall at Smithville Township District Park in Southport

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a huge volunteer organization that advocates for new courts and updating and maintaining older ones throughout the county. He says the group’s sponsors and members funded a new backboard a few years ago at Ocean Isle Beach Park and scoreboards there and in Smithfield. They continue to work with Brunswick Community College in the creation of new courts at the Bolivia campus. The association has also just received a USTA foundation grant to support its National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) program. This unique program, which Cause says has been publicized nationally, focuses on after school and summer academic tutoring and advancement, life skills and, of course, tennis. The academics portion focuses on mathematics, reading and robotics. He says members have worked with the Cedar Grove Brunswick County Tennis Association has received a grant to support its National Junior Tennis & Learning program, which focuses on after school and summer tennis and academics programs. Summer 2022

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Brunswick County residents are flocking to Heritage Fresh Market in Supply for fresh produce and local specialty foods. The large, rustic market, owned by Jody and Lauren Clemmons, opened in November 2020 and offers a variety of goods that pay homage to their North Carolina roots. After farming row crops for four generations, the Clemmons family added fresh produce to their farm production and the customer excitement is evident, in-store and on social media. We invite you to make Heritage Fresh Market part of your shopping routine. It’s so much more than a 9-5 for The Clemmons...it’s a commitment, a mission, a lifestyle. Their tagline says it all – Heritage Fresh Market: Where Farming is a Family Thing.

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Middle School after school programs the past three years and have helped teachers advance their students 50 percent in academic standards in that period. In 2021 they added robotics to the educational component of the NJTL summer camp. Under the tutelage of a software engineer from Corning, the students ages 5 to 9 programmed Sphero robots to perform simple tasks. Relatedly, BCTA members have provided students at South Brunswick Middle School with tennis as an official physical education class. BCTA has also been involved in creating summer tennis clinics for children at Southport’s daycare program and are planning an after-school program for children

there. Their aim is to expand summer and after school programs in the northern part of the county. Finally, BCTA provides scholarships to West and South Brunswick High School students for their tennis team players to receive tennis lessons from area professional players. BCTA began in 2001 by a group of tennis players in the Oak Island, Shallotte, Southport and southern Brunswick County areas and is committed to the promotion, growth and development of tennis in Brunswick County. The three main organizers were Doris Bennett, Sue McCann and Janet Denny. BCTA welcomes all people who play, watch, support and enjoy the game of tennis. 

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trolling through the front door of Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash is akin to Dorothy stepping into the Land of Oz or Charlie crossing the threshold of Willy Wonka’s magical chocolate factory. The explosion of colors, shapes and textures assaults your senses in the most pleasant of ways.

Unlike most small-town art galleries, this one is huge. The 10,000-square-foot venue is a converted furniture store and Owner/ Executive Director Ginny Lassiter has filled the building with an eclectic collection of works by some of the finest artists the Carolinas have to offer. But to think of the locale as only an art gallery would be a mistake. The back of the

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Sunset River Marketplace Owner/ Executive Director Ginny Lassiter

building houses a spacious classroom for aspiring artists. There are jazz nights on the third Thursday each month and Coffee with the Authors events for local writers to share their work with the public. There are Paint & Party events, jewelry and fashion trunk shows, weddings and anniversary parties, and even Creativity Unleashed activities in which you may learn how to properly pack a suitcase or how to make delectable appetizers. “There’s really no limit to what we do here,” says Lassiter, an art-major graduate of East Carolina University. “It’s all about creativity, which is art – and life.” Sunset River Marketplace is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2022. Lassiter, a native of Wilson, North Carolina, and an accomplished artist herself, birthed the idea of the gallery when she realized area artists needed someplace to show and sell their works beyond the plethora of outdoor festivals found in and around Brunswick County. “There were a lot of artists in this area, but not a lot of places for them to display their work,” Lassiter says. Summer 2022

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“I really wanted to do something to rectify the situation. I found this building, turned it into a gallery and working studio, and here we are 20 years later.” At this writing Sunset River Marketplace was the fifth most highly rated art gallery in all of North Carolina, according to TripAdvisor travelers — out of 315 galleries rated. Considering the number of galleries located in much larger areas like Raleigh and Charlotte, the popularity of the large gallery in small-town Calabash paints a beautiful picture.

“It really is a gem in the rough,” says Joe DiGiulio, an artist from Raliegh whose work is found at Sunset River Marketplace. “I’ve been in many galleries, but never in anything so expansive — and in such a secluded area. It provides a fantastic opportunity for both established and emerging artists to display their work.” When the doors opened in 2002, Lassiter estimated she had 30 or 40 artists. Interest in being associated with the marketplace grew organically. “We maxed out the space within a year,” she says. At its peak, the gallery featured pieces by about 250 Carolina artists, but today, to ensure her artists have adequate space to exhibit their work, they feature the work of approximately 150 artists.

Over the years, the Marketplace has evolved into coastal Carolina’s premier location for the hottest new contemporary art, gorgeous artisan jewelry, innovative pottery and more. Displaying only artists from the Carolinas, the gallery offers clay art, oil paintings, watercolors, mixed media, pastels and acrylics. Works in metal,

wood, hand-blown glass, fiber and other media are also featured. Located onsite are a pottery studio complete with kilns and pottery wheels; a custom framing department that services artists and collectors from Wilmington to Myrtle Beach; and art classrooms for both national workshops and ongoing instruction. Among the Summer 2022

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composition, but also to get to know other artists,” she says. “The support we give each other is priceless.” She adds that Lassiter makes the group of artists feel like family: “She’s so friendly, inspiring and supportive. She’s such a blessing.” Ocean Isle Beach artist Rachel Sunnell went from Marketplace visitor to student, then from someone who sold her work there to someone who has her own dedicated space at the gallery. She says the space provides “a unique benefit for local artists. There is so much opportunity to grow there, and the camaraderie we share is precious.” Dariel Bendin, who handles publicity and advertising for Sunset River Marketplace, says, “The atmosphere here is comfortable and creative, so it’s very conducive to the needs of our artists. Ginny has done a tremendous

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Marketplace for about 10 years and has her works exhibited there, has seen first-hand what the gallery means to artists. “It’s a wonderful place not only to learn the basics and about

job of creating an environment that allows people to thrive.” Artists and visitors are not the only ones who benefit from the Brunswick County gallery. Lassiter says the space


is important to the community as well because they open up the gallery for a variety of charities and fundraising events. One such event was a response to the heartbreaking Russia-Ukraine conflict. In March 2022 the Marketplace hosted a two-week Prayers for Ukraine fundraiser. More than 100 artists contributed works for sale, and 100% of the proceeds were donated to Project Hope/Crisis in Ukraine. The benefit raised $8,569 for the charity. A May/June exhibition called Birthday Wishes auctioned off art donated by gallery artists, with proceeds used to purchase birthday gifts for children whose families cannot afford to buy presents. Another unique event, Music Canvas, featured a concert pianist playing a grand piano while two abstract artists painted to the music, with the creations auctioned off for charitable cause. Lassiter and Bendin planned a full year of other activities to celebrate the gallery’s 20th birthday. The first event, titled Cape Fear Perspective, was an exhibition of four notable Wilmington artists: Janet B. Sessoms, Sandy Nelson, Sharon Jones and David Starbuck. A month-long March event was a group show featuring 12 artists working in a variety of mediums. Several Creativity Unleashed and Coffee with the Author sessions are also planned, as are a variety of special workshops — some of which will be led by Lassiter herself. “Ginny is a very talented artist,” Sunnell says. “Her teaching skills are amazing, and she’s always available to her students. She’s so welcoming and approachable.” Her generous spirit and easy-going personality are reflected in her staff, according to the gallery’s artists. “The staff is fabulous,” DiGiulio says “I can’t say enough good things about them.” 

Want to go? Sunset River Marketplace 10283 Beach Drive SW (N.C. Highway 179), Calabash (910) 575-5999 Sunsetrivermarketplace.com Open Monday through Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm Check the website for all of the 20th anniversary and regular events. Updates are frequently posted on the gallery’s Facebook and Instagram pages as well.

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Old Things New in Calabash was a fresh start for owner Cathy Breeden. Cathy Breeden was a Tennessee resident and Bell South retiree in 2011 when she and her husband, Randy, bought a second home in Little River. They enjoyed the area so much they made Horry County their full-time home and sold their house in Tennessee. Cathy had worked for 10 years at other telecommunications companies after her 30-year employment stretch at Bell South, but she wanted a change of pace. She and Randy had always been attracted to the idea of being small business owners, so they looked into the details.

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FOR THE ANIMALS by Jo Ann Mathews

Paws-Ability’s BandFest raised money for animal welfare in the community. Chihuahuas, boxers and mixes of every breed frolicked, rested and socialized with their caretakers in Sunset Beach Town Park at the fifth annual Paws-Ability BandFest on June 5. The Sea & Sand Band energized the crowd of 800 to 1,000 with rock hits before the Jan Michael Fields Band took over. “Everything is fabulous,” said Anita August, president of the Paws-Ability board, as she orchestrated the various activities at the fundraiser. “We’re raising money to support animal welfare in the community. We have wonderful volunteers and delicious food.”

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From baking to volunteering to excelling in education, Sarah Cribb stands tall with talents galore. “Being Asian and being adopted, I like learning about my culture and about other cultures, too,” says Sarah Cribb, whose 4-foot-10-inch height defies her stature as an achiever.

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can’t do’ story.” Driven by the 3.84 percent population growth in Dew volunteered at that library throughout her teen years, Brunswick County in the past year, Dew says the libraries are which eventually led to a summer job during college. on the edge of a great opportunity. Dew’s bachelor of music degree with a concentration in “Our sleepy, rural beach towns are transforming into music education from the University of North Carolina vibrant communities with more social, educational, artistic Greensboro and a master of library science with a and recreational possibilities,” she says. “I want to bring concentration in public libraries from North Carolina Central Brunswick County libraries fully into the 21st century.” University demanded many days in college libraries. “I spent a lot of time in the music library using print and audio resources,” Dew says. “And I spent a semester with an honors professor working on bibliographic research.” In 20-plus years of public library service, including her most recent position as Supervising Librarian for New Hanover County Public Library Pine Valley Branch, Dew has performed almost every possible library role, including shelver, assistant, local history assistant, interlibrary loan assistant, reference librarian and branch manager. The positions have given Dew a broad perspective of public librarianship. She considers it a privilege to have experienced all of these roles, and library director was her dream job and career goal. “This position was the right opportunity for me at the right time,” Dew says. Her role oversees the operations of the five libraries in Brunswick County: Margaret & Brunswick County Library System Director Patricia Dew (left) with Heather Donnell, James Harper, Jr. Library, manager of the Margaret & James Harper Jr. Library in Southport. Southport; Rourk Branch Library, Shallotte; Leland Library, Leland; G.V. Barbee, Sr. Library, Oak Island; and Southwest Brunswick Branch In addition to her library-focused proficiencies, Dew Library, Carolina Shores. Dew is responsible for budgeting, attributes her ability “to take charge and lead no matter developing employment and service policies, strategic what” to her U.S. Army career. She attended Army Nonplanning, public and governmental relations and reporting, Commissioned Officer Education System schools, where she ensuring compliance with laws, fundraising and staffing. studied basic through advanced leadership. She intends to Summer 2022

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take the masters level class in the near of hours and locations, enhanced future. e-book collections, access to online As an accomplished clarinet, bass services and new programming, all in clarinet and saxophone player, Dew a friendly and welcoming spent 17 years in the 208th Army environment. Band serving as musical performance The Brunswick County Library team leader and small ceremonial band Board of Trustees is also under the leader. new leadership of Brunswick County “I started taking music lessons in resident Jeff Mount as of January. The fourth grade,” Dew says. “I can play board is excited to welcome Dew as any woodwind instrument. But no the new director, Mount says. strings.” “The trustees will take a much more Recorder, pennywhistle and Irish proactive role as an advisory council to flute are also in her Ms. Dew,” Mount says. repertoire of instruments. “Together they will strive In the perfect fusion of to create a vibrant, lively her two favorite things, and enriching patron books and music, Dew experience. A listening Together they campaign throughout the was awarded an Army Achievement Medal for county will be launched will strive her work organizing to uncover how to to create a hundreds of concert band, increase library services, vibrant, lively and a county literacy jazz band, brass quintet and ceremonial pieces of and enriching summit will be formed sheet music in the music joining together teachers patron library. and nonprofits engaged in experience. Dew is now a Sergeant literacy initiatives. The First Class in the U.S. trustees will research the Army Reserve, serving as feasibility of a bookmobile the North Carolina and will continue to Non-commissioned Emergency leverage existing partnerships with Preparedness Liaison Officer, the nonprofit groups including Friends of go-between the Department of the Library, Kiwanis, Smart Start and Defense officers and civilian decisionBrunswick County Literacy Council.” makers to coordinate, plan and Dew says she and Mount have respond to emergency situations. In gotten off to a good start with their January 2023, she will have served 20 working relationship and that the years. Board of Trustees is already working Dew hit the ground running in her on updates to library policies. first 60 days as library director. She “Libraries are for everyone,” Dew implemented OverDrive, giving concludes. “I’m excited to have so readers access to hundreds of e-books many opportunities to grow the online, and started a presence on library system and create friendly, Facebook, Instagram and Nextdoor. welcoming, useful community centers She is actively updating the county and places of ‘yes’ that meet the needs library website. of everyone in the community.” Dew’s longer-term goals include And this may be the best news of all: adding staff and resources, expansion It’s free! For everyone! 


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n the spring of 2020, Steve and Pam Lewis of Southport decided to start their dream company — an online coffee bean store right here in Brunswick County. With Steve’s prior experience of owning a coffee house and working in the coffee industry, they began with just a website to promote Bald Head Coffee, named after the beautiful island just off of Southport. Their timing was perfect. When they saw their coffee business take off online, they decided to start selling their products to local retail stores and offering their merchandise at local farmers markets. They recently opened a showroom at 1433 S. Howe Street in Southport for customers to visit to purchase coffee, teas and merchandise directly. Bald Head Coffee sets itself apart from other coffee stores by first and foremost providing the best service experience for their customers. “We engage with our customers — a smile and a bit of humor goes a long way in this business!” Steve says. Offering high-quality coffee and teas, including several unique coastal blends and seasonal offerings, they have earned the business of many locals and tourists. “By having the online store, we have noticed that many visitors to the area who try our coffee will then order online to ship it to their homes around the country,” Steve says. The Lewises donate a percentage of their annual profits to charities and local organizations to meet one of their key goals of

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n March of 2021, while the world was still in the middle of a pandemic, Klinton Mcgee hung a “We’re Open” sign on his new store, Klinton’s Flooring, in Sunset Beach. The plan for the business had already been set into motion prior to the health crisis; there was no turning back at this point. “It was a very scary time to open a business, but as it turned out, the community embraced Klinton’s Flooring and we were busy from day one,” Mcgee says. Home renovations were booming, and there was an increase in new construction as people decided to trade in their crowded metropolitan lifestyles and head for a more rural existence in Brunswick County. Mcgee’s success surpassed his “wildest expectations,” and he attributes the success of his business to one important factor: integrity. Klinton’s Flooring sells and installs luxury vinyl plank (LVP), tile, wood and carpet and is a specialist when it comes to helping clients pick out the right flooring product that suits their lifestyle. It is also a full-service cabinet store. Mcgee spent 15 years in the flooring industry working for other stores before opening his own business. In that time, he saw things that he could do better. “I saw the need for honest, quality flooring work in the area,

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4.7

8:38

0.7

9:51

1.4

20

2:17

4.6

2:54

4.8

8:32

0.1

9:26

0.8

20

3:28

4.0

3:57

4.7

9:32

0.9

10:54

1.4

21

3:09

4.3

3:45

4.7

9:23

0.3

10:32

1.0

21

4:21

3.9

4:48

4.7

10:30

1.0

11:50

1.4

22

4:01

4.0

4:35

4.7

10:16

0.4

11:32

1.0

22

5:13

3.9

5:38

4.7

11:25

0.9

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23

4:52

3.9

5:24

4.7

11:08

0.5

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--

23

6:05

3.9

6:27

4.8

12:37

1.2

12:16

0.8

12

10:14

5.6

10:38

5.4

4:18

-0.3

4:49

0.1

13

11:01

5.5

11:25

5.0

5:00

-0.1

5:36

0.4 0.8

14

11:50

5.3

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--

5:41

0.2

6:23

15

12:15

4.7

12:40

5.1

6:23

0.5

7:11

1.1

16

1:08

4.3

1:32

4.9

7:06

0.8

8:04

1.4

17

2:02

4.1

2:25

4.7

7:54

1.1

9:03

1.6

18

2:55

4.0

3:17

4.6

8:49

1.3

10:09

1.7

19

3:49

3.9

4:10

4.7

9:50

1.3

11:10

1.7

20

4:41

4.0

5:01

4.7

10:51

1.3

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--

21

5:33

4.1

5:50

4.9

12:00

1.5

11:46 AM

1.1

22

6:21

4.3

6:36

5.0

12:43

1.3

12:35

0.9

7:06

4.6

7:18

5.2

1:22

1.0

1:20

0.7

7:47

4.8

7:56

5.3

1:58

0.8

2:04

0.5

24

5:45

3.8

6:13

4.7

12:23

1.0

11:57 AM

0.5

24

6:54

4.1

7:12

5.0

1:20

1.1

1:03

0.6

23

25

6:35

3.8

6:58

4.8

1:09

0.9

12:44

0.5

25

7:38

4.2

7:52

5.1

1:59

0.9

1:47

0.5

24

26

7:23

3.9

7:41

4.9

1:51

0.8

1:28

0.4

26

8:19

4.4

8:30

5.2

2:37

0.7

2:30

0.4

25

8:25

5.1

8:33

5.4

2:34

0.5

2:47

0.4

27

8:07

4.0

8:21

5.0

2:31

0.7

2:12

0.3

27

8:56

4.6

9:05

5.3

3:13

0.6

3:12

0.3

26

9:02

5.3

9:10

5.3

3:10

0.4

3:30

0.3

28

8:47

4.0

8:58

5.1

3:10

0.6

2:54

0.3

28

9:33

4.7

9:40

5.2

3:48

0.5

3:54

0.3

27

9:41

5.5

9:49

5.2

3:46

0.3

4:13

0.3

10:22

5.6

10:31

5.0

4:24

0.2

4:58

0.4

29

9:25

4.1

9:34

5.1

3:47

0.5

3:36

0.3

29

10:11

4.8

10:17

5.1

4:23

0.4

4:35

0.4

28

30

10:03

4.1

10:10

5.0

4:23

0.5

4:17

0.3

30

10:51

4.9

10:56

4.9

4:57

0.4

5:18

0.5

29

11:08

5.6

11:19

4.8

5:04

0.3

5:45

0.5

31

10:42

4.2

10:46

4.9

4:58

0.4

4:58

0.4

31

11:35

5.0

11:41

4.7

5:34

0.4

6:02

0.6

30

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--

12:01

5.5

5:48

0.4

6:35

0.7

*TIDE CHARTS ARE ACCURATE TO THE BEST OF OUR KNOWLEDGE. IF YOU ARE CHECKING TIDES FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES, PLEASE VERIFY THESE TIMES WITH ANOTHER SOURCE.

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Phone#

Page#

Advertiser

Phone#

Page#

Ace Hardware of Southport............................................... 910-477-6444

60

Heritage Fresh Market...........................................................910-253-1330

Advanced Orthopedics......................................................... 910-641-8670

11

Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries......................................... 910-754-7571

80 78

All in Bloom................................................................................910-477-6024

9

Intracoastal Realty Corporation.......................................910-579-3050

25

Allstate — R&R Insurance Services, Inc.........................910-754-6596

37

Island Classic Interiors.......................................................... 910-579-8477

95

Angelo’s Pizzeria and Bistro............................................... 910-754-2334

32

Ivester Jackson Coastal Properties............................... 910-300-5140

77

Arbor Landing at Ocean Isle..............................................910-754-8080

81

J&K Home Furnishings..........................................................843-249-1882

20 & 21

Bald Head Coffee.................................................................. 800-484-8399

47, 99

Jinks Creek Waterfront Grille............................................910-579-9997

74

Bell & Bell Buick GMC............................................................843-399-8300

95

Keller Williams — Angie Wilkie............................................336-451-9519

81

BEMC............................................................................................800-842-5871

43

Ken Kiser Homes...................................................................... 984299-7626

70

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. — Crystal Babson.................. 910-393-9957

15

Kingz Custom Concrete Coatings................................... 910-620-8979

92

Best Western at Shallotte................................................... 877-905-9693

48

Klinton’s Flooring..................................................................... 910-575-2838

101

Bianchi Brickyard Supply..................................................... 910-454-4445

84

Kristin Dowdy, State Farm Agent.................................... 910-754-9923

67

Bill Clark Homes, The Sanctuary at Sunset Beach.....910-350-1744

92

Legacy Homes by Bill Clark.................................................. 910-550-1167

78

Bleu............................................................................................... 910-579-5628

12

Lindsey Jenkins, Century 21 Collective..........................910-368-9626

49

BlueWave Dentistry................................................................ 910-383-2615

30

Lynda Haraway Group........................................................... 910-250-1916

3

Body Edge Fitness Solutions..............................................910-575-0975

59

Boundary House...................................................................... 910-579-8888

62

Living Coastal Team — Intracoastal Realty Corporation.......................................... 910-712-3515

42

Braddock Built Renovations................................................ 910-754-9635

47

Macie & Ethel’s.......................................................................... 910-842-2177

32

Brunswick Community College....................................................................

14

Maria’s Pizzeria.........................................................................910-579-3233

32

Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce................. 910-754-6644

100

McLeod Health Seacoast.......................................................843-366-3891

35

Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity.................... 910-454-0007

60

Niche............................................................................................. 910-769-8839

26

Brunswick Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery................... 910-269-2420

87

Novant Health .......................................................................... 910-579-8363

BC

Callahan’s of Calabash...........................................................800-344-3816

17

Oyster Rock............................................................................... 910-579-6875

IFC

Camouflage Aesthetic Injection Boutique.................... 910-565-6810

84

Paula Ogden, Metro to Coast Real Estate...................... 910-918-6557

99

Carolinas Coastal Adventure Tours................................. 910-880-1943

103

Pink Flamingo Consignments.............................................910-734-7280

105

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union................................ 843-448-2133

98

Prestige Outdoor Lighting.................................................. 910-754-5483

96

Clark’s Seafood and Chop House......................................843-399-8888

4

Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry....................... 910-408-4436

56

Coastal Insurance.................................................................... 910-754-4326

73

60

Coastal Integrative Health..................................................910-755-5400

19

Sarah Harris Team — Intracoastal Realty Corporation.......................................910-579-3050

Coastal Wine and Brew.......................................................... 910-393-2125

65

Sea Island Trading Co............................................................843-273-0248

6

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage.............................. 910-371-1181

5

Seacoast Building Company, Inc.......................................910-880-3639

101

Coldwell Banker Sloane Realty.......................................... 877-979-2424

74

Seth Barbee, Carolina Plantations Real Estate..........704-589-2079

55

CommWell Health................................................................... 877-935-5255

73

Sharky’s Restaurant................................................................ 910-579-9177

61

Custom Home Furniture Galleries...................................910-799-4010

26

Shoreline Flooring & Tile..................................................... 910-754-2582

IBC

Custom Home Furniture Outlet........................................910-499-4229

26

Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber.............................910-457-6964

91

Dosher Memorial Hospital.................................................. 910-457-3800

53

Spilt Milk Ice Cream and Donut shop.............................. 910-579-9339

32

EmergeOrtho........................................................................... 910-332-3800

13

SureStay Hotel.........................................................................844-684-9428

48

Farm Bureau Insurance - Shallotte................................... 910-754-8175

104

Thalian Association Community Theatre........................ 910-251-1788

91

Floor Coverings International Shallotte......................... 910-575-5248

7

Triad Power Wash LLC......................................................... 910-599-7798

14

Free Spirit Conservatory of the Arts............................. 910-579-5673

12

Trusst Builder Group............................................................. 910-371-0304

68

Heartsease at Shallotte........................................................ 910-256-3366

38

Wades Jewelers.....................................................................910-457-5800

54

Hello Garage.............................................................................. 910-543-8458

95

Waterway Clean Up Day 2022......................................................................

96

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