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TABLE OF CONTENTS

D FEATURES

FEATURES

SUMMER 2020 D VOLUME 11, ISSUE 4

38 FROM BAGHDAD TO THE BEACH

60 ALL IN THE FAMILY

52 IN FULL BLOOM

74 RIDING THE MINIATURE RAILS

With Wandering Surfer Studios, Marine veteran Jason Shanahan finds his way to a career and place he loves. By Dennis Hetzel

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Members of the Intracoastal Model Railroad Club aim to keep their hobby alive by sharing it with younger generations. By Jo Ann Mathews

60 PHOTO BY LAURA GLANTZ

Much to the delight of their Lockwood Folly neighbors, Ray and Andrea Shead are perfecting the quintessential English cottage garden in the coastal Carolina environment. By Annesophia Richards

The Lawing-Burris-Scott family has a decades-long tradition of vacationing in Brunswick County. By Melissa Slaven Warren

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16 PUBLISHER’S NOTE

23 SPIRITS

18 CONTRIBUTORS 21 BUSINESS BUZZ

Keeping up with local businesses.

29 ONLINE EXCLUSIVES

Extras you’ll only find online

33 UP NORTH

Finds in the Summer 2020 edition of North Brunswick Magazine.

90 BUSINESS PROFILES

Brunswick Air, Inlet View Bar and Grill, Kingfish Bay

94 FACES AND PLACES

The Recipe By Sandi Grigg

24 WHAT’S COOKIN’

Uncle Moir's Pound Cake By Sandi Grigg

34 BEHIND THE BUSINESS

After moving to Calabash with her family, Janie Pilcher took her talent for making smoothies and started a new career with JP’s Smoothies. By Claire Lynch

47 NONPROFIT

John Losch started CARS4theCounty.org to give reliable transportation to those in need. By Ashley Daniels

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67 EDUCATION

Volunteer Jeff Mount has met great success in sharing his love of chess with elementary and middle school students in Brunswick County. By Beth A. Klahre

81 LOCALS

Okeiya Dinnall dishes up ice cream treats at 2 Ladies & a Scoop Plus More in Ocean Isle Beach. By Claire Lynch

87 PEOPLE

For teen musician, composer, dancer, singer and actor Elena Rogers, performance is everything. By Melissa Slaven Warren

Little Princess Ball, 9th Annual Sheriff’s Charity Ball, Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center Foundation’s Saturday Night Fever, Starfish & Pearls Gala for Waves 4 K.I.D.S.

101 WHAT’S HAPPENED

What’s been going on around town.

104 SHALLOTTE INLET TIDE CHART

106 CAPTURE THE MOMENT 10

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South Brunswick Magazine – Summer 2020 Volume 11, Issue 4 OWNER/PUBLISHER: Justin Williams DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: Sandi Grigg COPY EDITOR: Molly Harrison CONTRIBUTING GRAPHICS: Paula Knorr Teresa Kramer Eliza Dale Niemann

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES: Brian Wilner George Jacob

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS: Brent Gallant Genie Leigh Photography Laura Glantz Matt McGraw John Muus Bill Ritenour Jason Shanahan Zeb Starnes James Stefiuk Chris Stevenson

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS: Carolyn Bowers Ashley Daniels Sandi Grigg Dennis Hetzel Beth Klahre Claire Lynch Jo Ann Mathews Annesophia Richards Melissa Slaven Warren

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No place like home Marine veteran and local photographer Jason Shanahan finds his way to a career and place he loves.

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About the cover: Photographer Jason Shanahan captured our cover photograph for this issue. Writer Dennis Hetzel profiles Shanahan and his winding path to life at the beach in a story that starts on page 38. See more of Shanahan’s photographs alongside the story.


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PUBLISHER’S NOTE

Finding Hope in Crazy Times

The past several months have been the most challenging times of our lives, and on that I’m sure we can all agree. In the face of uncertainty, anxieties, fears and tensions have been running high. The news is full of scary images and stories, and we all know people who are struggling, some in more degrees than others. I would be lying if I said it hasn’t been difficult running a business here in southeastern North Carolina since March. Every day I hear stories from friends, neighbors and business owners who are facing major challenges. But in the towns and cities we serve I also hear stories of hope. I hear about people helping each other and accepting help. I see the resourcefulness of business owners and the generosity of the helpers. I see people standing up for change. I see people doing their best and our communities standing strong. Here at Carolina Marketing Company, our intention has always been to serve the people, businesses and communities where we work, from Topsail Island to Shallotte. Our goals are to help small businesses thrive, to offer our readers compelling stories about the places they live and visit and to shine a light on 16

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the people who are making a difference. We’re not stopping. We’re going to keep on working to strengthen this community and its economy and stand behind its people, working with the notion that every human being is equal and worthy and deserving of the same respect and equal rights. In this edition of South Brunswick Magazine, we have some great stories for you, ones that will remind you of the good in our community and offer some Publisher Justin glimmers of hope. You’ll meet Williams and his local innovators and creators, daughter, Ava, play around at the people like singer, dancer, actor, statue of Thomas musician and composer Elena Jefferson in Leland. Rogers, who at age 16 already knows what she wants to do in life, and Jeff Mount, who teaches elementary and middle school students the art of chess while sneaking in some math and life skills. You’ll meet a family who has a long tradition of vacationing in Brunswick County and even get sneak peek at their favorite family cocktail. We introduce you to several local business owners, a nonprofit that helps people obtain a reliable car and a group that has the fascinating hobby of model trains and shares it with the next generation. I truly hope that you enjoy reading this magazine and I urge you to support the local businesses that are advertising with us. They are working hard to adapt to all the changes, and they need your support. A happy — and safe (wear that mask!) — summer to all of you! Sincerely,

Justin Williams Owner/Publisher

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CONTRIBUTORS

Claire Lynch CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Claire Lynch was a public relations manager in New York for 22 years. She received a M.A. in English from New York University and published four ebooks on Amazon and Kindle, including One City Transplant: Growing Up Urban, Suburban. In 2018 Claire moved to Calabash and enjoys eating in the "Seafood Capital of the World."

Melissa Slaven Warren CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Melissa Slaven Warren is a freelance writer who lives in Sunset Beach. She earned her BA in English from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and is currently pursuing her Masters in Liberal Studies from UNCW. She’s been a freelance business writer, feature article author, non-fiction essayist, technical editor, entrepreneur, product and brand manager. Her work has appeared in Our State magazine and she is a regular contributor to local publications. In her spare time Melissa enjoys water sports and coastal living with her husband, Bill, and 110 lb. rescue dog, aptly named Bear. Visit her website at melissaslavenwarren.com.

Brian Wilner ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Living in the Hickory, North Carolina, area since he was a kid, Brian's parents brought the family to the North Carolina coast every summer — usually to the Outer Banks — so the salt life has always been part of him. When his daughter graduated from high school and started college in Raleigh, he immediately began to realize it was the perfect opportunity to go coastal. This area fits perfectly with Brian's many hobbies, which include fishing, tennis, pickleball and golf. "It’s difficult to describe to others how amazing the lifestyle is in southeastern North Carolina until you experience it for yourself! I have already met a plethora of amazing people in my sales and marketing position at Carolina Marketing Company, and I can’t wait to meet you."

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Expanding orthopedic care right here in Brunswick Ted Parcel, DO, is welcoming new patients Joint, bone and muscle pain can interrupt your life. Are you ready to get back to doing what you love? Like walking, tennis or golf? Then it’s time to see our newest board-certified surgeon, Ted Parcel, DO, at Novant Health Orthopedics & Spine in Supply. He specializes in adult joint replacements and provides expert care for sports injuries and orthopedic conditions, including: • Hip and knee joint replacements

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BUSINESS BUZZ

Dosher Foundation Receives Grant from Louis Bacon’s Orton Foundation

Southport, Inc., Brunswick Arts Council and North Carolina Fourth of July Festival.

Dosher Hospital Announces Appointment of New CEO and President Dosher Memorial Hospital, a critical access community hospital in Southport, announced a new leadership team following the resignation of its former CEO Tom Siemers. Dr. Brad Hilaman, MD, JD, FACOG, assumed the position of interim CEO, and Lynda Stanley, MHA, FACHE, became the hospital’s new interim president. Dosher’s new interim CEO and president are no strangers to Dosher or the community. Dosher Memorial Hospital Foundation has received a $20,000 grant from The Orton Foundation, the North Carolina affiliate of Louis Bacon’s Moore Charitable Foundation, for the hospital’s Emergency Department, which treats more than 13,000 patients per year. The grant will provide support to enable the purchase of mobile laptop carts, which will enhance medication administration by utilizing a barcode scanning verification process to match medicine to patient identification bands, resulting in heightened patient safety and administration efficiency.

Novant Health Purchases and Distributes 75,000 Masks to Combat Community Spread of COVID-19 Novant Health supported community-wide masking in every community it serves. On April 3, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued updated guidance recommending that people wear nonmedical cloth face coverings in public to prevent the spread of the virus through community transmission. Over the following weeks, Novant Health distributed cloth masks to team members, patients and visitors across the state. In addition to team members, 45,000 masks were distributed at respiratory assessment centers and to the vulnerable community members receiving care at Novant Health Waughtown locations and the Novant Health Michael Jordan Family. Novant Health is committed to working with homeless services providers and all community partners to address ongoing needs, including the provision of additional masks, meals and supplies. While these efforts were underway, Novant Health urged community leaders and local partners to join the in masking our communities.

Randy Jones Joins Dosher Board of Trustees Randy Jones was sworn in as a new member of the Dosher Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees on April 24, 2020. Jones was nominated by the Dosher Trustees to fill the unexpired term of Dr. Scott Starks, who resigned from the Dosher Board in March. Brunswick County Board of Commissioners supported the nomination. Jones is the director of tourism and the public information officer for the City of Southport and is an active member of several civic organizations, including Downtown

Dr. Hilaman has been affiliated with Dosher since 1995. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in 1976, from Georgetown Law School in 1988 and is currently the hospital’s Chief Medical Officer. He is a well-known and respected obstetrician and gynecologist and has been primarily responsible for the direction and management of the hospital’s highly successful and award-winning Wound Center. Dr. Hilaman will continue as CMO and will continue to oversee the Wound Center and the Dosher Women’s Health Clinic during the interim period. Dr. Hilaman and his wife, Linda, are longtime residents of Southport. Stanley was COO of Dosher Hospital from 1986 until 2014, when she became president of the hospital’s newly formed foundation. She graduated from UNC Greensboro with a BS in medical technology and has a master’s degree in Health Administration from Central Michigan University. Stanley is a familiar figure at the hospital and in Brunswick County. She is a Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives. She has been a key figure in the success of the Dosher Hospital Foundation and the formation of the Brunswick Wellness Coalition. Stanley will continue to serve as president of the Dosher Hospital Foundation during the interim period. She and her husband, local businessman Joe Stanley, reside in Shallotte.

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Apricot Aperitif A batch of this summer refresher is perfect for a large vacation party. BY SANDI GRIGG

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Dubbed The Recipe by its creator, Kemit Lawing Sr., this drink has been a celebratory staple for quite a while in the Lawing, Scott and Burris families (profiled on page 60). The members of this family have been friends of mine my entire life. They have been vacationing on the Brunswick County coast for more than 30 years from western North Carolina, and each time they make The Recipe. Not only is this drink a tasty and refreshing concoction, but also it brings about camaraderie. Whether they’re playing cornhole at the beach house, cooking in the kitchen, tossing washers on the beach, dealing cards inside or just sitting on the deck watching the waves, this drink is usually in hand. It makes a large enough batch that it serves the entire family for a few days right out of the freezer. Apricot is the star ingredient in this recipe mainly because it offers a sweet but tart flavor, unlike the other ingredients in this cocktail. One sip and you will be wondering what that unique flavor is. Apricots contain a single large seed in the center and grow on trees much like a peach. They offer a moderate amount of vitamin A, C and potassium. Beat the heat this year by serving this refreshing and frozen cocktail to your friends and family. Who knows? The Recipe might become your new go-to vacation drink as well.

THE RECIPE Serves 10+

INGREDIENTS 42 ounces apricot nectar 42 ounces pineapple juice 16 ounces frozen orange juice 16 ounces frozen lemonade 16 ounces apricot brandy 16 ounces vodka Lemon lime soda Fresh mint to garnish

METHOD Mix all the ingredients except the soda and mint together and freeze overnight or longer. When ready to serve, scoop 3 to 4 tablespoons into a highball glass and top off with lemonlime soda. Garnish with fresh mint.

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A Piece of Cake Pound cake is a deeply comforting treat any time of day, especially at breakfast. BY SANDI GRIGG PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAMES STEFIUK

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Pound cake earned its name long ago when a pound of each of sugar, flour, butter and eggs was all it took to make. My Great Uncle Moir, however, revised that recipe into the one that my family enjoys today. Our family birthdays, anniversaries and parties are not complete without Uncle Moir's Pound Cake. My Aunt Susan has always been responsible for making the pound cake at family gatherings. After a big family meal, we would gather to play Trivia Pursuit. We would

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drink coffee, play games and munch on this super-moist pound cake. No icing, whipped cream or fruit toppings, just a slice of cake and a cup of coffee. Then, in the morning, we would fry leftover cake slices in butter for an amazing breakfast. To this very day, fried pound cake is an acceptable breakfast in our family. It is important to note that when making this pound cake you must alternate the flour and milk for a perfect consistency without over mixing. Also, be sure to grease


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Uncle Moir's Pound Cake

You will need a hand mixer and a tube pan.

INGREDIENTS 3 cups sugar 2 sticks butter ½ cup Crisco 6 eggs 3 cups flour ½ teaspoon baking powder 1 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring 1 teaspoon lemon flavoring 1 teaspoon almond flavoring Pinch of salt ¼ teaspoon yellow food coloring

METHOD Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a large bowl, cream the sugar, butter and Crisco together with a hand mixer on medium (don't over mix). Then beat in the eggs one at a time. In a separate bowl, mix the baking powder into the flour.

your pan really well and pour the batter slowly; otherwise, you will have flour curds and air pockets in a rubbery cake. Before you try to remove the cake from the pan, let it cool for the full 15 minutes and no more. By doing this, you will allow the cake to firm without creating moisture. Then place your serving platter upside down on top of the cake and flip quickly, lifting the pan off slowly — and voila! Don't let my traditions of eating this as is deter you from getting creative. This cake would be great with ice cream, caramel or strawberry compote. But you have got to try the leftover slices fried in butter the next morning!

Mix in the flour mixture and milk, alternating a little of each at a time, until smooth. Then add the three flavorings and salt and mix. Lastly, fold in the food coloring. Pour the batter into a well-greased tube pan (Bundt, pound or angel food). Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Set out to cool for 15 minutes, then invert onto a plate. Summer 2020

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CELEBRATING THE GRADUATES AT SBHS

PLAY FOR A PURPOSE by Carolyn Bowers

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COVID-19 may have stopped South Brunswick High School from having a traditional graduation ceremony, but it couldn’t keep them from celebrating this milestone in a different big way. About 230 signs, each one with a graduate’s picture, are planted on the Garrison Lawn in front of Ft. Johnston. The signs are 18" x 24" and have the name and picture of a student on the front and back. The signs will remain there for a week, and then the students will take them home as a permanent tribute to their achievement and a reminder of their high school alma mater. | CONTINUE READING ONLINE

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Southport/Oak Island Chamber of Commerce is making eating and shopping locally even more fun. Their new Go Local Tic Tac Toe game is based on the favorite childhood pastime, but it has a higher purpose: to encourage everyone to support the local businesses. Here’s how it works. First you find a friend or your spouse to play with. Decide who will have X and who will have O. Then visit the chamber’s Go Local Facebook page to see the current boards. Every Friday the chamber will publish two new ones, one with nine new restaurants and the other with nine new retail shops or nonprofit organizations. When you spend or donate money at one of these establishments, you put your mark (X or O) in that box. The first one to get three in a row in any direction wins the game. | CONTINUE READING ONLINE Summer 2020

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LOWES FOODS OPENS IN SOUTHPORT by Brian Wilner

Lowes Foods, a Carolinas-based grocer, opened its newest store on Wednesday, May 20. The wait is over. After years of planning the new location of Lowes Foods in Southport is open. The new location is at 5011 Southport Crossing Way, almost catty-corner from the old location that was at 4961 Old Long Beach Road The old location will close. The new store features the Lowes Foods To Go service with an expanded number of pick-up locations to accommodate increased shopping during peak seasons. | CONTINUE READING ONLINE

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Even in a time of crisis, The Lords Food Pantry finds a way to feed those in need. The heartfelt kudos continued for almost three hours on Easter Saturday, as a rosary of vehicles lined up in the Camp United Methodist Church parking lot in Shallotte. Drivers representing 80 local families expressed their gratitude for the platoon of volunteers who packed their car-trunks with donated food and personal hygiene items at The Lord’s Food Pantry, a ministry of the South Brunswick Interchurch Council (SBIC). | CONTINUE READING ONLINE

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They used to volunteer hundreds of hours at local nonprofit organizations. And for fun they played mahjong, canasta or bridge, read books for their book club meetings, and met for lunch. “They” are the onceactive retirees among us who suddenly have a lot of COVID-19-imposed free time to spend however they would like. So, what are they doing to keep busy and engaged while still staying 6 feet away from everyone they know? | CONTINUE READING ONLINE

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COVETABLE COCONUT PIE Fair warning: This pie is so good that you shouldn’t be surprised if one goes missing. By Sandi Grigg

This recipe makes two pies for a good reason: The first one will be gone with the blink of an eye. This recipe has been in my family for as long as I can remember, and the second pie always goes missing. That’s primarily because someone (usually me or my dad) will take it all for themselves — yes, it is that good!

CREATIVE CUB SCOUTS The Pinewood Derby has gone high tech. OFF DUTY Mike James has retired as Leland’s police chief, but he’s confident that the town is good hands with new Chief Brad Shirley. By Kathy Blake

When Mike James was 8 years old, he slipped into a movie theater with his parents and saw Walking Tall, an R-rated 1973 film about Sheriff Buford Pusser’s determination to rid a small town in McNairy County, Tennessee, of corruption and crime. Many of the R parts eluded him, but the message stuck. “Looking back, it probably was too violent a movie for an 8-year-old to see, by today’s standards,” he says. “But for some reason, I wanted to be in law enforcement once I saw that movie. It’s all I wanted to do for the rest of my life.”

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HOW TO TEACH IN A PANDEMIC How Kristen Allen connected with her students during COVID-19. By Melissa Slaven Warren

Teachers face classroom challenges every day, such as meeting individual student needs, working late hours to prepare lessons, dealing with budget constraints, managing disruptive behavior or getting parents involved. But perhaps nothing has ever tested teachers and school districts like the COVID-19 pandemic. That was especially true for Kristen Allen, first grade teacher at Belville Elementary in Leland. She juggled homeschooling her own first grader, attending to her 3-year-old child and preparing and teaching lessons online. Oh, all while pregnant!

Four cars fashioned from blocks of pine shot down lanes in the 42-foot aluminum track, and within seconds the audience knew which car was fastest and which Cub Scout owned the car. The competitors got three more chances to prove their car was the fastest since each car had four heats with the slowest speed discarded. This was the scene at the Pinewood Derby on February 22 at Leland Baptist Church.

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BEHIND THE BUSINESS

Perfecting Smoothies After moving to Calabash with her family, Janie Pilcher took her talent for making smoothies and started a new career with JP’s Smoothies. BY CLAIRE LYNCH

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Janie Pilcher found out through trial and error what goes into making the perfect smoothie. “It’s an art and a science rolled into one,” she says. “The secret is using all-natural ingredients and never using any syrups or purees.” If the fruits are frozen and syrups are added, she explains, you can taste the difference. “I’ve been a smoothie customer many times at various shops, and I’m very particular about the smoothies I drink,” she says. “I can tell if it’s great or if a smoothie tastes like a sugary mess — if it tastes slushy.”

Blending smoothies at home for her husband, Brian, and their two children as well as friends and relatives, Pilcher was often complimented on how good they were. People often asked her how she made them. Her decision to open her own smoothie shop, JP’s Smoothies, evolved slowly, however. “Brian and I are from the Winston-Salem, N.C., area, but both of our families had vacationed every year in the Calabash and Myrtle Beach, S.C., areas,” Pilcher says. “We love the area so much that we got married in Ocean Isle Beach in 2008.”


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When they moved permanently to the Calabash area in 2017, Brian got a full-time job and Pilcher began looking for one. “We were driving around one day and saw a store that had a for rent sign on it, so we looked into setting it up as a smoothies shop,” Pilcher says. “I knew that there wasn’t a smoothies shop in Calabash and since the store is on a main road, right across the street from Callahan’s Nautical Gifts, it was a natural fit.” Brian did some woodworking and set up the counters just right for the new smoothie shop. They spruced up the place with a fresh coat of paint, a new ceiling and other renovations. No stranger to the food business, Pilcher had worked in various restaurants while in college in Winston-Salem. That was a big help in preparing her for being a future smoothie store owner. So were the courses she took while getting her associate’s degree in paralegal technology. She worked as a paralegal full-time for a few years, but finding that paralegal work really wasn’t for her, she started dreaming of having her own business. Several of the classes Pilcher took in college were business classes, so between what she studied in college and what she saw when working in restaurants, Pilcher felt ready to be an owner. Since opening its doors in May 2018, JP’s Smoothies has been offering customers a wide range of fruit smoothies and coffee smoothies. Their most popular smoothie is the Elvis, which is a combination of cocoa, bananas, almond milk, peanut butter and low-fat yogurt all mixed together. They also offer green smoothies, such as the Tropical Spinach, which is Summer 2020

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a blend of mango, spinach, banana, orange juice and pineapple sherbet. “In the last eight to 10 years I’ve noticed that people have been very health conscious,” Pilcher says. “They are looking for fewer calories and less sugar because they want to eat right. We’ve got those options available. For customers who really don’t want any sugar, we blend blueberries, raspberries and strawberries together in a delicious-tasting smoothie.” JP’s Smoothies is a busy place in the summer when the visitors arrive in southeastern North Carolina. “It starts getting busy in mid-April and gets busier and busier,” she says. “During the summer three part-timers and I keep busy making smoothies, and Thursday and Friday evenings are always the busiest. 36

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Many people go out to dinner then stop by afterwards to get a smoothie. The line can extend out the door when it’s busy, but people are patient and friendly and often get chatting while they wait.” Pilcher spends her free time with her family and their three dogs. She frequently walks the dogs in Calabash down by the water, which she finds relaxing. “This is an ideal spot and I feel so lucky to be here,” she says. “Calabash is so picturesque with its fishing boats and different shops, and it’s so laid back that it’s the perfect setting for my family, for me and for JP’s Smoothies. My former vacation home is now my permanent home and I can’t think of being anywhere else. Calabash is a little bit of heaven on earth!” 

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From Baghdad to the

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Jason Shanahan grew up in Frederick, Maryland, and wanted to serve his country. So, as soon as he could do so after finishing high school, he joined the Marines. He was three days away from officially graduating at the U.S. Marine Corps boot camp on Parris Island, South Carolina. His drill instructor entered the room where a group of enlistees were gathered, planning their participation in what promised to be an upbeat ceremony. “Put the TV on,” the sergeant said. “We’re getting ready for war.” Together, the young Marines watched the twin towers fall in Manhattan. The date was September 11, 2001. Talk about a life-changing moment. That unforgettable day put Shanahan on an unlikely journey: a winding road from the war in Iraq to a college

degree, a shrimp farm in Texas and eventually a move to Brunswick County, where he operates his professional photography business, Wandering Surfer Studios. Reflecting back on his reaction to the events of 9/11, Shanahan recalled that he felt no hesitation about doing his duty. “I was young, able and ready to go,” he says. “No wife or children. I was 18 years old. It was an attack on U.S. soil.” He was among the first Marines sent to Kuwait and on to Baghdad as a specialist technician. His specific expertise couldn’t be more crucial: obtaining, organizing and outfitting munitions as part of what’s now called the 2nd Marines Logistics Group based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. The group’s motto: “You will never fight alone.” Summer 2020

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It’s a motto that Shanahan took to heart. When you’re outfitting combat troops, there’s no margin for error, no batting average that’s acceptable except elusive perfection. Soldiers can die and the enemy wins when a round doesn’t fire or larger munitions don’t operate correctly. “I was fortunate,” he says. “I lost only one friend and was injured just once. It wasn’t a battlefield injury, though it was in a war zone.” Shanahan smiles slightly when he That unforgettable describes how he hurt his back loading a truck. day put Shanahan After eight years, on an unlikely multiple deployments journey: a winding and promotion to sergeant, he decided not road from the war to re-enlist for a third in Iraq to a college tour. “I felt I had done degree, a shrimp my share,” he says. Like many veterans, he farm in Texas and found civilian life was a eventually a move difficult adjustment. He to Brunswick says he was used to the military way of doing County. things. The high expectations he had for himself and others didn’t always translate. His first stop was New York. He thought his skills might fit private companies involved in demolition, but he couldn’t break into the small, closed circle of such firms. Instead, he went back to college. At the University of Maryland, he earned a degree in environmental management. “I’ve always kind of connected to the

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earth,” he says. “Plus, it obviously was an emerging field.” At Maryland, he met one of the founders of Global Blue Technologies, a state-of-the-art shrimp farm near Corpus Christi, Texas. “It was the world’s first recirculating aquaculture system,” he says. “We raised the shrimp from eggs in 32, 850,000-gallon shrimp tanks.” Hurricane Harvey nearly destroyed the business in 2017, and shortly after Shanahan left for Reno, Nevada, and a job at a water treatment plant. In Reno, he remained restless and made a radical decision to turn a hobby passion into a profession. “My old career was a decent one and I made a good living,” he writes on his website, “but I just didn’t feel the desire to get up every day and go to work, so I started thinking about what really makes me happy.” Shanahan left Reno with his dog, Vann, an abandoned canine he adopted in Texas and named after a species of shrimp raised at the farm. He pointed his rented trailer east until they stopped in North Myrtle Beach, where

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family members had retired or were planning retirement. Wandering Surfer Studios was born a few months later. Today, he lives in Supply and most of his clients are in North Carolina. Much of Shanahan’s work involves networking with Realtors in both states on property photography that includes aerial drone photos of beach properties. He also does wedding, family and portrait photography while welcoming opportunities to show his artistic, creative side with landscape and nature photos.

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The Marine training to maintain high standards and pay attention to detail has stayed with him. He’s no fly-by-night drone photographer. He’s fully certified by the FAA to fly drones. He also won’t use Photoshop or other editing software to put people into photos who weren’t present, and he doesn’t change images to cross the ethical line that separates artistic creativity from fakery. Even when the stakes of his missions aren’t as high, you can tell Shanahan wants to do things right.  44

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Owning a car, for many who are just getting by, is an answer to prayers. And giving a car to those in need was an answer to John Losch’s prayers, which is why he founded CARS4theCounty.org last April. CARS, or Christian Automotive Repairs & Sales, helps those in need in Brunswick County

to get behind the wheel of a vehicle at a vastly affordable price – sometimes 50 percent below fair market value – whether they are working at a low income, out seeking employment or still recovering from a natural disaster, like Hurricane Florence. “A vehicle in this rural community, as large as Summer 2020

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it is, is a necessity,” Losch says. “The average commute right now for anyone to get a job in Brunswick County is 25 minutes, and that’s a long time. And if you don’t have a vehicle and you’re relying on a friend or someone else to get you to your job every day, that will stretch the friendship if it goes on too long. Recognizing that this type of help is needed so that they can look for a job or get to a job in a timely manner was the real focus of this.”

The calling came to Losch, a member of Trinity United Methodist in Southport, during his three-day Walk to Emmaus revival. “I made a pledge that I was going to do something that would help individuals in Brunswick County,” he says. So far, they’ve awarded five reliable vehicles in 2019, with a focus on single moms with kids living near or below the poverty line. “And when I hear back from the recipients of the vehicles, it’s really 48

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heartwarming to hear what they've been able to accomplish since they got the vehicles from us,” Losch says. “A couple of the recipients were able to go back to school part-time at Brunswick County Community College and are doing very well, and one of those two also added some extra work hours to help pay for school.” Losch, who has a background working in sales in the Chicago market, modeled the CARS process after a similar nonprofit in the Chicago area. To initially qualify online, applicants must have proof of residence, have no drug offenses in the last two years, have no vehicle currently registered in his or her name, be employed for the last six months or longer, have proof of income (W-2 or two recent payroll stubs), pass a criminal background check and DMV, and show their most recent IRS tax forms. AAA Carolina Motor Club memberships are included with each vehicle. From this step in the process, Losch says that CARS is currently experimenting with a few options to fund each vehicle for each qualified applicant, including the potential recipient covering the expense of tags and registration, an affordable lease option for 12 months and foundation grants to

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but, unfortunately, the vehicles in CARS’ possession right now cover the costs. Up until now, the organization has had to require repairs that are too expensive. support itself by paying for repairs, tags, safety fees and “We’re really looking forward to hopefully receiving a safety checks, but Losch is praying for more generous grant from a foundation or two,” he says. donations from area foundations. “It’s really important, because that’s the “In the past, we’ve had two vehicles only source of income other than some donated through the St. James community, type of promotion. ... We pray for any the town of Southport, Sunset Beach, type of donation we could possibly get Holden Beach and more,” Losch says. Are your gears turning? and vehicle donations so that we can “We’ve had a total of eight vehicles continue to provide these candidates and donated since we started up.” For more information or to Losch shares that CARS currently has single parents with reliable make a donation, visit cars4thecounty.org. several candidates who qualify for vehicles, transportation.”  50

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Much to the delight of their Lockwood Folly neighbors, Ray and Andrea Shead are perfecting the quintessential English cottage garden in the coastal Carolina environment. BY ANNESOPHIA RICHARDS PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRENT GALLANT

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Although the vast majority of Lockwood Folly’s 460 acres lies covered in hues of green and brown, look closer and you’ll find a rich kaleidoscope of colors nestled inside the lush golf community. Residents Ray and Andrea Shead have spent the past year transforming their home’s one-third acre into a vibrant, charming English cottage garden. To the delight and surprise of neighbors, the British couple dedicates hours each day plotting, planting and pruning more than 50 species of flowers and plants. Having spent years creating a variety of whimsical home gardens in England and the United States, the Sheads have

chosen Brunswick County as the location for their final, and most beautiful, living work of art. Originally from England, Ray’s career as a marketing manager in the technology sector led him and Andrea, a now-retired teacher, to the United States nearly two decades ago. Over the years, the couple lived in Massachusetts, Ohio and both Northern and Southern California, and each of their homes shared one requirement — it had to have room for a garden. “We’ve lived in nine different homes with gardens, all special in their own way,” Andrea says. “We’ve never lived somewhere without a garden.” Summer 2020

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When the Sheads relocated to North Carolina in late 2018, they came across a home in Supply’s Lockwood Folly and immediately fell in love with the layout of the property and size of the grounds. They purchased the house knowing, however, that they would need to start from scratch in order to create their new garden. Although beautiful, the lot, like so many others in the development, didn’t have much color. “The garden here was nonexistent, so we had to design something we loved that would also fit with the style of the house,” Andrea says. “We 56

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have a different style because in England, you have really tiny plots, so you work with what you’ve got and fill it with flowers. Our priority was to bring as much color into the garden as we possibly could with lots of different shades and levels.” One of the first things the Sheads noticed was the impact that sandy soil and the humid climate had on some of their initial plantings. While a few endeavors were unsuccessful, Andrea was pleasantly surprised to find that other favorites of hers, like hollyhocks, begonias and coleus, preferred the area’s conditions. Working through trial and error, the couple has spent the past year learning how to cultivate a quintessential English cottage garden on the Carolina coast. “When you come here, you have your ideas of what plants you’d like to put in, but what you find is that the climate won’t handle it,” Ray says. “Some of our favorites, like lupines, won’t grow here. This past year we’ve had a few failures, mostly because we didn’t yet understand the climate or the soil, but then we’ve had other things, like Mexican petunias, growing like crazy. You learn as you go, because that’s gardening for you.” Andrea’s biggest focus has been on ensuring that the garden is eco-friendly and inviting to all sorts of native wildlife species. Sharing her vision, Ray created a garden pond surrounded by natural stone. The garden’s center features an elegant Italian cypress flanked with blossom trees. Daily visitors include an array of insects, butterflies, frogs, turtles and birds, and the biodiversity is more than welcome. “We’re letting nature do the right thing, so we don’t use insecticides,” Andrea says. “We have creatures that eat the insects. We have caterpillars like crazy, which I love, and the birds absolutely love them. It’s a cycle really, and you can watch it and learn from it every day.” With so much outdoor space, the


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garden is a continuous work in progress. The Sheads focus much of the year on planting, nurturing and designing, while winter months are spent cutting, trimming and documenting all the plants. “Owning an English garden is a bit like owning an old English sports car,” Ray says. “They’re lovely to look at, lovely to sit in, but a bit of a maintenance nightmare. That’s an English garden for you, always something to do.” Although the Sheads might call on a gardener for an occasional tree removal, the couple does all the shoveling, planting and cultivating themselves. Having recently completed construction of a winding natural stone path, Ray says his next project will be to build a large gazebo for garden parties. “We don’t use contractors, much to the amazement of our neighbors who see us chipping away all year, bit by bit,” Andrea says. Hoping to share a little English tradition with the Lockwood Folly 58

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community, the Sheads used their garden as the backdrop for an afternoon tea party last summer. Friends and neighbors dressed up and came out to socialize among the flowers. Aside from the party’s requisite tea, the Sheads also set up a tent where they offered guests a taste of the popular British cocktail, Pimm’s Cup. The party was a huge success and something the couple hopes to make into a recurring neighborhood event. Ray and Andrea agree that of all the gardens they’ve grown, this one has by far been the most rewarding. Despite the hard work, the Sheads find joy in spending their days outside and sharing a bit of nature’s beauty with the people around them. “It’s a labor of love, really,” Andrea says. “It’s giving us pleasure, but people walk past and tell us that our garden is giving them so much pleasure too. In these difficult times we’re having now, if we can give people a bit of happiness, then that’s surely what life’s all about.” 


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The Lawing-Burris-Scott family has a decades-long tradition of vacationing in Brunswick County.

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In 1982, as his children were getting older and starting lives and careers of their own, Kemit was looking for a way to connect with his entire family under one roof at the same time. So, he, along with his wife Mabel, organized a beach vacation. He shut down his lumber business for the week during the Fourth of July and started a tradition that continues every year to this day.


Brianna Burris, Weston Scott, Mabel Lawing, Jase Burris and baby Tenley Scott enjoy spending time with family during their annual beach vacation in Brunswick County.

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Three generations of the Lawing-Burris-Scott family: Tim Lawing, Roland Scott, Tanner Lawing, Chad Scott, Hunter Lawing, Lorraine Lawing, Donna Scott, Sarah Scott, Brianna Burris, Amber Burris, Brandon Burris, Jase Burris, Weston Scott, Mabel Lawing and Tenley Scott.

“That first year my dad rented a big house on the beach in Garden City, South Carolina,” says Donna Scott, Kemit’s daughter. “We’ve only missed one vacation together since then — 21 years ago when my dad passed away.” The beach has always been a special part of the Lawing family’s lives. Scott grew up vacationing in Myrtle Beach. Her mother had a place there for more than 20 years and spent time there when Kemit used his vacation time to deer hunt. The family members all live in western North Carolina between two towns: Conover and Catawba. Even though they see each other regularly, they still look 62

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forward to their week-long vacation each year. At one time, there were 26 members spread across three generations that attended the annual trip. But as life circumstances change, the numbers fluctuate year to year. Last year the group was down to 12. “My brother Rodney remarried and vacations in Virginia now, and my oldest brother Kem passed away seven years ago,” Scott says. The location changes as well. While the beach vacations were originally in South Carolina, they have moved to the Brunswick County beaches over the years. “We’ve stayed in Oak Island, Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle Beach,

Brandon Burris, Chad Scott and uncle Tim Lawing spend quality time catching up with each other.


Amber Burris and kids Brianna and Jase slow things down with a game of cards.

even as far north as Topsail Island,” says Scott. “Ocean Isle Beach has been our beach of choice for the past few years.” The size of the rental house has increased each year too. The family, ranging in ages from 10 months old to 86, also wants a house that has all the amenities to satisfy everybody’s checklist. “The kids have to have swimming pool,” says Scott. “And if my 86-year-old mother can sit on the porch and look at the ocean, she is happy.” With quality time a rare opportunity these days, especially for multiple generations, Scott

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Tim Lawing, Chad Scott, Weston Scott and Jase Burris find a cool spot under the house for a game of cornhole.

and her family use these cherished trips to reconnect — with siblings, spouses, children, nieces, nephews and grandmother. Like many who enjoy a relaxing beach vacation, “We don’t do anything special, we just enjoy that time together.” Their time together includes hanging out on the beach, picking up shells and playing board and card games. And cooking and eating. They cook every meal in. Certain meals have become traditions on their annual vacations, including the first night’s feast. They kick the evening off with happy hour at 3 pm and serve grilled venison backstrap — the very tender meat under the loin. It’s the filet mignon in deer. Scott’s brother, son and nephews are avid deer hunters. “They serve the backstrap with a homemade secret sauce they call Drunken Sauce,” Scott says. “I don’t really know what goes in it, and I’m not sure they do either, but it’s the best sauce!” Another customary meal is the Santee Snuffer, Kemit’s take on a low-country boil with seafood, corn on the cob, sausage, potatoes and lots of butter and seasonings. The family lays it all out on a kitchen counter, and everybody digs in. “Everybody pitches in with dinners. Sometimes each family takes a turn in the kitchen,” Scott says. After nearly four decades of vacationing together and

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knowing each other so well, the family has a wellestablished groove that allows them to relax, enjoy each other’s company and create long-lasting memories and traditions along the way. For many, the idea of vacationing with extended family might seem dreadful, but just maybe the Lawing-BurrisScott family have discovered the secret sauce that keeps their family together. 


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Game On! Volunteer Jeff Mount has met great success in sharing his love of chess with elementary and middle school students in Brunswick County.

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to play chess. Mount is there every week helping the 12 to 14 students analyze their strategies and moves. Watching Supply Elementary School fifth-graders Charlotte Guy and Olive Price play chess is a real treat. Charlotte makes her move, smiles and then stares at Olive. Olive says, “When Chalotte does that, I know something is up. And so I look over the board carefully.” Charlotte loves to play chess and says, “Chess is fun. I like to play with my dad on the weekends. It makes me think.” Her competitive spirit shines when she adds, “I don’t like to lose.” Between moves, both girls document their play on paper using algebraic notation. Mount teaches notation to his students as they advance in learning the game. He says, “Algebraic notation teaches variables and coordinates like in the game Battleship. It allows the students to replay their games and play famous championship games. And it slows play, making kids think more about their next move. The bonus is that kids don’t realize they are actually learning if/then statements, one of the building blocks of computer coding.” At Southport Elementary School, Mount has volunteers who help with the program. Cheryl Graham, Mark PHOTO BY JOHN MUUSS

Walking down the hall at Supply Elementary School with volunteer Jeff Mount creates quite a commotion. A third grade boy runs to the classroom door and looks up at him with big, begging eyes. “Can I be in your chess club?” Mount first started his school chess clubs at Southport Elementary School for grades 3 through 5 in 2014. One year later, he started teaching chess at South Brunswick Middle School. And last year, Mount started chess programs at Supply Elementary and Bolivia elementary schools for students in grades 3 to 5. It’s not just the students asking to participate. Parents approach Mount in restaurants and send text messages asking to enroll their kids in the program. The chess programs’ increasing popularity requires that kids apply to participate. At Southport Elementary School, the program doubled in size when first semester students wanted to continue into second semester. The school added desks and chairs to accommodate all 38 fourth graders. At all the schools, chess is an elective offered to students to provide enrichment to their normal classes. Students at Supply Elementary School fill out an application and write an essay. Those students selected to participate show up every Tuesday

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Erskine, Rex Wright and Marc Pappillon are first year volunteers. Pappillon is fluent in Spanish, a real plus. Mike Van Allen has assisted Mount since the beginning. “It’s all about the kids,” Van Allen says. “I thoroughly enjoy seeing how much they are into a classic old game like chess. In this video game world, it’s a pleasant surprise.” Southport Elementary School fourth grade teacher Amy Kleva adds to Van Allen’s insight. “I love giving the children the experience of trying new things. And it’s great to see kids teaching kids and learning together.” Stephanie Webster, parent facilitator at Southport Elementary School, says, “A change we have seen in students

I thoroughly enjoy seeing how much they are into a classic old game like chess. In this video game world, it’s a pleasant surprise.

is their ability to grasp the logic involved in the game and have fun while doing it. The best thing about our chess club is the students' enthusiasm!” Southport Elementary School Principal Peg Bourne affirms that the chess club has also positively impacted teachers and parents. “Our teachers love how chess develops critical thinking skills. Parents love to see their kids compete in chess.” Beverly Eury, the principal at Bolivia Elementary School, Summer 2020

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first met Mount through the Southport Rotary Club while she was principal at Southport Elementary School. When Mount learned of Eury’s transfer to Bolivia Elementary School, he talked to her over the summer about starting a chess club there as well. At Bolivia Elementary School, interested students are given a permission slip that explains the details of the club. Once parents agree, students become official members of the chess club, meeting a couple of times each month. Eury says, “There are not many opportunities for elementary students to be exposed to mindful activities like chess. The game involves far more than strategically moving

pieces around the board. Chess teaches students life skills like problem solving and cooperation with other students who are not necessarily in their normal friend group.” Bolivia Elementary School third grade teacher Miriam Venegas who loved to play chess with her siblings says, “As a result of the chess club, I have seen the participants become more confident in academic and social areas. They talk about their experiences in the chess club and how they shouldn't give up in any area. They are so excited to learn!” Looking back, Mount really didn’t know what to expect when he started the chess programs. He now says, “Third graders are phenomenal! We underestimate their capacity to Summer 2020

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learn something as complicated as chess at that age.” He witnesses sportsmanship, etiquette, critical thinking and decision-making every week. Over the past five years, Mount estimates that he and his volunteers have taught chess to nearly 1,000 students. Mount admits he’s not very good at relaxing. After a career including computer networking, personnel recruiting, project management at NASA, system administration at Boeing and 10 years at Booz Allen Hamilton at the National GeospatialIntelligence Agency, he still has a lot of capacity. “I see the positivity in kids and I feed off their energy.” It’s the future of these kids that Mount thinks about the most. “We don’t know exactly what job opportunities will be like in the future, but if we teach critical thinking and adaptability, we can help kids build better futures.” Eury is excited about the future of chess at Bolivia Elementary School. “I hope to see the chess club continue to grow and expand. I am thrilled to work with community volunteers to help create unique opportunities for the children of Brunswick County. The time, attention and dedication Jeff and his volunteers give to the students in our county are invaluable.” Webster concludes, “I see chess being around as long as Mr. Mount is willing to do it. We are grateful for his support in our school!” And that’s checkmate! 


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A 350-square-foot model train layout occupies one room in Don Woodwell’s Calabash home, leaving enough space to control the trains and make necessary adjustments and repairs. Whistles, chirping birds and other familiar noises escape from undisclosed locations. Train tracks wind through mountains and across bridges. A locomotive stops at an oil refinery, coal chute and a town façade with an apartment building, general store, hotel and burlesque theater. “I did the whole nine yards,” Woodwell says. “That’s what the hobby is about.” Two other second floor rooms in Woodwell’s home also hold train displays and a workshop. Except for a few boxes resting against a wall, Woodwell is giving away the elaborate display he’s collected and developed since the mid1970s. “I will donate all of this to someone or a

group who can bring children into the hobby,” he says, adding that he’s invested about $10,000 in his hobby. Woodwell and his wife, Doris, are relocating to Indianapolis, Indiana, to be near family. Their new residence isn’t big enough to hold the train layout, but that doesn’t mean he’s giving up on model railroading. If a club is nearby, he’ll join it. When Woodwell retired as an international business owner and moved from Raleigh to Brunswick County in 2004, he met other model railroading enthusiasts. Tom Anzelone of Carolina Shores, a retired mechanical engineer, was one of them. He remembers Woodwell asking, “How do you start a club?” In October 2006 Woodwell, Anzelone, Bob McLaughlin and Eric Lindquist formed Intracoastal Model Railroad Club, which acquired a 501(c)3 status in 2018. Woodwell

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was president of the club until January 2020, when Bill Criss of Ocean Isle Beach, a retired aeronautical and astronautical engineer, took the reins. “What distinguishes this club is the multi-scale trains,” Criss says. “We run about seven different gauges,” Woodwell adds. Anzelone put his HO models aside and began collecting Z gauge. “That’s the smallest one going,” he says.

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“He makes layouts in a briefcase and has trains running in it,” adds his wife, Paula. “Engines can fit in a walnut shell.” Bob McLaughlin of Calabash says he has a 9-foot by 13-foot train table with “lots of stuff.” A retired project coordinator in an engineering department, McLaughlin has S, O and G gauge and can run four trains at one time. “I like getting kids interested to

keep the hobby going forward,” he says. Criss says the hobby has been updated with all the electronics in the last few years. “Electronics give realistic sounds, lights and movement.” About 40 men comprise IMRRC, although Irene Clark, widow of former club member Eddie Clark, is an honorary member. It’s not that women aren’t invited. Women just don’t seem to be as interested in model railroading as men are, Woodwell says. The club has opportunities to learn about model railroading through the three shows it holds each year. The club participates in the Southern Farm Days in March at The Farm & Exhibition Center at the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina. They feature antique trains with all locomotives and train cars vintage 1910 to 1939. “All the trains at that show are operating, restored antiques,” Woodwell says. “We take all the antique trains there. No modern stuff.” The club’s summer show is scheduled for 10 am to 4 pm on July 11 and 12 at the Carolina Shores Property Owners’ Association Clubhouse, 17 Lakeview Court. Woodwell explains that the club will operate nine total layouts in model train scales O, S, HO, N, G, Z and other standard gauges. A unique attraction will be the 12 HO modules members bring because they fit together to form an operating layout, Woodwell says. Their third show of the year takes place the first two weekends in December at the Grissettown Longwood Fire and Rescue on Longwood Road in Ocean Isle Beach. Since Christmas is the theme, parents bring their children, who are awed by the train displays. The club participated in the Ocean Isle Museum Christmas tree competition and won for most money received at the exhibit. The tree featured a train running around the


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branches. A couple bought the tree for $275, which the club members moved to their home and set up. “I’m the artist,” Woodwell says. “I want to make things as realistic as I can.” “What I like is the challenge of designing the track to run through a scene that becomes realistic,” Criss says. “Part of the fun is planning something that works, then re-planning it when it doesn’t work.” Modern Railroader magazine estimates about 500,000 people in North America are involved with model trains and spend more than $500 million a year on the hobby. Interest in model trains escalated when Joshua Lionel Cowen patented his model train brand in 1899, and in 1901 made the first true model railroad using electric power. Woodwell is looking to Brunswick

County Senior Resources, Inc. as a possible beneficiary of his train layout. He envisions a program in which participants are taught all the crafts needed in model railroading. Carpentry, electricity, three-dimensional artwork and the mechanical aspect are some of the skills needed. He wants the younger generation to participate and learn all of these skills. The club members can be consultants. “It would be intergenerational and then be self-sustaining,” Criss says. “Our theme for this year is to have more involvement with Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.” The club members believe the hobby can catch on with young people. “There’s something for everybody,” Criss says. “One of the most obvious things that you get out of the club is camaraderie, sharing things.” 

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The Sweet Life Okeiya Dinnall dishes up ice cream treats at 2 Ladies & a Scoop Plus More in Ocean Isle Beach. STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY CLAIRE LYNCH

2 Ladies & a Scoop Plus More owner Okeiya Dinnall, with son, Nick, has made serving sweet treats, sage advice and welcoming smiles part of the family business.

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At 2 Ladies & a Scoop Plus More, Okeiya Dinnall makes ice cream sundaes, malted milkshakes and hot dogs that hit the spot for everyone. Okeiya Dinnall is the owner/operator of 2 Ladies & a Scoop Plus More in Ocean Isle Beach, but it’s an all-in-the-family business. “My husband, Fray Dinnall, runs the shop on the

weekends since he’s got a full-time job Monday through Friday,” Dinnall says. “My son, Nick, is a student at Fayetteville State University and whenever he’s home from school, he helps out in the store. My daughter, Chelsey, helped when we opened the shop in April 2018. Now she is married, lives a few hours away and has a one-year-old son.”

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A native of Supply, Dinnall is a 1992 graduate of West Brunswick High School in Shallotte. She worked as a certified nursing assistant for 10 years in a local hospital, was a medical records assistant at two different hospitals, worked as a surgical scheduler and more. Along the way Dinnall earned an associate’s degree in health information technology and another associate’s degree in office administration from Brunswick Community College in Bolivia.

She received a third associate’s degree in biblical studies from the North Carolina Theological Seminary in Clinton. Dinnall expects to receive her bachelor’s degree in human services with a major in religion from Gardner-Webb University. She’s finishing up several classes online and will graduate next May. An ordained minister, she believes in the power of prayer. “Life puts opportunities in front of us and it’s up to us to take those opportunities or keep on going,” she says. “The choices are all up to us.” Dr. Dan Spagnoli and his experienced dental team offer That’s how she came to be the owner of 2 Ladies and a Scoop. “My state-of-the-art treatment for wisdom tooth discomfort husband and I were talking about my at the Oral and Maxiliofacial Surgery Center in Supply, NC. starting my own business, and all of a sudden we noticed that my future shop was available. We had taken a drive through the shopping center in Ocean Isle Beach and when we saw that for rent sign on the door, we looked at each other and said, ‘Why not?’” The shop used to be Build a Sundae, so the counters, cabinets and work spaces were already set up as an ice cream shop. The Dinnalls did some painting and remodeling and got all set. Initially Dinnall had a business We are now offering partner named Mary Blackhorse, virtual consultations. hence the name 2 Ladies and a Scoop, Call to see if you but eight months into their venture, qualify for this offer. Mary’s fiancé, Michael “Ming” Gillis, passed away. Dinnall has been the sole owner ever since. 2 Ladies & a Scoop Plus More offers 24 different flavors of ice cream along Eat, Drink, and Smile Confidently with with yogurt, milkshakes, root beer Brunswick Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery floats, frappes and Hawaiian shave ice. Dinnall says, “We have some sugarfree and low-fat options available in the ice cream and syrups for those who are watching their sugar intake Dental Implants and/or calories.” Tooth Extractions Deep IV sedation Ice cream cakes are also available General Anesthesia for pick up or delivery. On Fridays Financing Options Intraoral Scanning they have hot dogs as well as banana New Technology to pudding. Prevent Dry Sockets Friendly and Caring Staff Dinnall says that cappuccino crunch 910-269-2420 All Insurances Filed is by far the most requested ice cream

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and the salted caramel pretzel is the most requested milkshake. 2 Ladies & a Scoop Plus More is busiest between Easter and Labor Day when Dinnall estimates that visitors to the Ocean Isle Beach area account for approximately 85 percent of her business. “People stop in at 2 Ladies & a Scoop Plus More on the way to or from the beach, and many times families stay to enjoy their ice cream treats,” she says. “My goal was to make this shop a familyfriendly gathering place so adults and children can have fun.” Games are available for the kids, and they offer painting classes for the adults. A local woman named Connie Shurtz, an artist who formerly owned an art gallery, teaches a monthly painting class that’s very popular. Several mothers and daughters enjoy taking the art class together. The artist also teaches a resin art sun catchers class. One of Dinnall’s favorite sayings is: “Turn your can’ts into cans

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and your dreams into plans.” She’s got that saying typed up and posted prominently on a wall in the ice cream shop. She adds, “It’s not a matter of if you’re going to make your dreams come true, it’s a matter of when. We all have our hopes, our dreams and the chance to look forward to the next unfolding chapter of our lives.” As a small business owner, Dinnall feels that one of her jobs is to encourage the employees who work for her. During the busy summer months, Dinnall has six part-time employees working in the shop, many of whom are high school and college students. “I’m a role model for my employees, Most of us learn that’s for sure,” Dinnall says. “How I by example about speak to them and to my customers being friendly, has an impact. When I do inventory, figure out the payroll, pay the bills kind and going and issue the work schedule for the the extra mile ... next week, I’m showing them every I learned from day that if your dream is to own a business and you work hard, that those who came dream can come true.” before me and Dinnall hopes that the younger now I'm showing employees learn about being responsible employees — about being the younger on time, about being dependable and generation how about how to show excellent things work. For customer service skills each and every day. these employees, “Most of us learn by example I am that about being friendly, kind and going example. the extra mile to meet a customer’s request,” she says. “I learned from those who came before me and now I'm showing the younger generation how things work. For these employees, I am that example.” Dinnall says she is thankful that this career change came along. “People are happy when they are out together talking, laughing and eating ice cream. How do I feel when I see all of those smiles? I feel great! I like making people happy.” 

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In Her Zone For teen musician, composer, dancer, singer and actor Elena Rogers, performance is everything. BY MELISSA SLAVEN WARREN

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There are plenty of exceptionally gifted teens in our area who have found a niche in the performing arts. But how about one who is a quintuple talent? At just 16 years old, Elena Rogers is a singer, actor, dancer, musician and composer. A Boiling Spring Lakes resident and up-and-coming senior at South Brunswick High School, Rogers has performed in more than 20 productions, plays four instruments — three are self-taught — and has written and composed her own music since the age of 10. She also landed a plum role as

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Gertrude Lang in award-winning actor BD Wong’s upcoming stage production of the 1995 movie Mr. Holland’s Opus at the Wilson Center in Wilmington. This young prodigy comes by her talents naturally. Both of her parents are professional musicians. Her dad, Albert Rogers, plays bass and sings with The Weight Band and has toured the world. He has performed with Levon Helm, Garth Hudson and many others. Her mother, Christine Martinez Rogers, is an actor and singer-songwriter-guitarist who Summer 2020

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“ Sure, I remember the characters in the shows, but what really sticks in my mind is the music from the shows. I’d like to be part of something that not just educates but makes people happy.

fronts her own band, The Christine Martinez Band, which includes Albert’s brother, Kevin, on guitar. In 2016 Christine was named Southport’s Musician of the Year, and in 2017, 2018 and 2019, the band was named favorite live band by Southport Magazine. “I’ve been surrounded by music and performing since I was born,” Rogers says. “My mom and dad sang to me in the womb! Both sides of my family are musically inclined, and I’m proud to be part of that.” You could say Rogers’ career began at age 4 when she entered On My Toes dance studio. At age 7, she began piano lessons with Cathy Furpless and studied until she was 12. Her acting debut was at the age of 10 when she played Tigger in the production of Winnie the Pooh at Brunswick Little 88

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Theater. It was when she began writing lyrics, composing music and filming her own kid-centric videos at the age of 13 that she had an epiphany of what she might want to do when she grows up: create her own original kids’ show. During this time, Rogers began churning out songs based on random topics that interested her and other kids her age or just gave herself permission to be silly. Whether she was happy with the song or not did not matter. It was just about making music. “Music is a really important part of my life,” she says. “I’ve always been drawn to the music in kids’ television programs. Sure, I remember the characters in the shows, but what really sticks in my mind is the music from the shows. I’d like to be part of something that not just educates but makes people happy.”


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Rogers musical tastes are heavily influenced by Danny Elfman, a composer, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor and voice actor who has written more than 100 feature film scores, including 16 films directed by Tim Burton. “Danny Elfman was also in the 1980s band Oingo Boingo,” Rogers says. “I’m drawn to weird and out-there music, that’s what I like.” As much as she likes unusual music, Rogers is also inspired by songs that lift the spirit. While isolating from the COVID-19 pandemic, she has been performing on social media, alongside her dad, uncle and grandmother, upbeat music like Chet Atkins’ “Nashtown Ville.” She yodels and strums the ukulele in one video and plays a melodica — a free-reed instrument similar to a pump organ and harmonica — in another. “We like to keep it happy,” she says. “I enjoy being able to make a big difference in someone’s day.” Her parents have shared not only their artistic prowess, but also their advice. Through them, Rogers has learned about the music as well as everything that goes on behind the scenes, such as the prep work and the processes, whether its acting or singing on stage. Last summer, when BD Wong announced he would be bringing his vision of Mr. Holland’s Opus: A New Musical to Wilmington and using local actors, musicians and members of Wilmington’s deaf community, Rogers auditioned and won the part of Gertrude Lang. Ironically, the character is one of Mr. Opus’s most musically challenged students. She is also “insecure and fidgety, so I feel like I can definitely relate to

her,” Rogers says. While rehearsing for the show, American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters were on the set to teach the actors how to correctly communicate. Rogers became instantly intrigued, so much so that she founded the ASL club at her school to help raise awareness of the deaf community. “I think everyone should be able communicate with everyone,” she says. “The response was overwhelming. I was so proud to see kids get out of their comfort zone and try something new.” Mr. Holland’s Opus: A New Musical was scheduled for an April debut but has been postponed. At the time of publication, a new date has not been set. In addition to Opus, Rogers can be seen in the upcoming Red Hot & Cole, a Ghostlight Series production that spans the life of composer and songwriter Cole Porter. When reflecting on the guidance she has had growing up, Rogers says her parents recognize and encourage her interest in performing but never pressure her. “I appreciate that,” Rogers says, adding that she believes everybody has a talent to be nurtured if they wish. “My brother, Dylan, is a talented musician, but he’s decided basketball is his thing. He’s good at and he loves it.” As for her future, Rogers, with all the insight of an experienced adult, says, “I can’t see myself doing anything else in life but performing in some way, whether it is making music, singing, dancing or composing. I would love to do a combination of all of them.” 

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ave you ever dreamed of learning to fly an airplane? Brunswick Air can help you make that dream come true. This year Brunswick Air celebrates its 10th year in business at Cape Fear Regional Jetport. Over the past decade they have offered the flight-training journey to a wealth of students and grown their company into a successful and highly regarded aviation business. They offer private, instrument and commercial flight training, along with aircraft rentals for approved pilots and fun flight air tours. Owners Barb and Rick Gwin offer the professional setting that makes learning how to fly safe and fun. Their flight instruction staff has more than 100,000 hours of experience, which lends itself to an exceptional and skilled flight training experience in which each student’s training is tailored to their needs. They also offer beautifully maintained aircraft. Barb cautions that flight lessons are a lifelong commitment. “You must really want to learn how to fly,” she says. “It’s not like picking up a tennis lesson. You must study, study and then study some more. You are always a student in aviation.”

The majority of their students are seeking careers in aviation, but earning the private pilot certificate is not for everyone. “What we have seen over the years is that even taking a few flight lessons is really fun,” Barb says. The Gwins have made Oak Island their home since 2003. In 2007 they opened an aircraft maintenance business, Cape Fear Airworks, and three years later in 2010, Brunswick Air. Between them, Barb and Rick have more than 75 years of aviation experience in both general and commercial aviation. Whether you’re committing to flying lessons or taking an air tour of the beautiful Brunswick beaches, Brunswick Air can help you step outside your comfort zone. Taking off from Cape Fear Regional Jetport is amazing because you are over the ocean in just moments after takeoff. You might just fall in love...with flying! Brunswick Air 4009 Airport Road, Southport (910) 363-4334; brunswickair.com

Get your head in the clouds Brunswick Air is a fixed wing flight school, operating high wing Cessnas, in the gorgeous Cape Fear River coastal area of Brunswick County. Now celebrating our tenth year, we are committed to making your pilot journey take off.

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here can you experience Caribbean resort–style living and Carolina-style Southern charm in one place? Kingfish Bay in Calabash. Located midway between Myrtle Beach and Wilmington, Kingfish Bay is just a 30-minute drive to the big cities but far enough away from the bright lights and traffic for relaxed waterfront living. Set on the banks of the Calabash River and minutes away from the Atlantic Ocean, Kingfish Bay is a private, gated waterfront community. Palm trees and sidewalks provide the opportunity for a stroll through the neighborhood’s natural beauty, nature trails and riverfront park. The state-of-the-art homes, priced in the low $300,000s to more than $1 million, are designed with luxury in mind and bring the outdoors into your living space. Choose from more than a dozen floor plans with verandas and plentiful windows to connect with nature. New for 2020 Kingfish Bay has opened up their riverfront section and added the new Tropicale and Grande Isles Collections of Homes. Overall, it’s what’s outside that makes Kingfish Bay a special place to live. Featuring all the amenities of a five-star resort in the middle of acres of scenic wetlands and woodlands, Kingfish Bay provides the best of both worlds — without leaving the property. The onsite Riverfront Park allows residents to enjoy the outdoors with comfort and convenience. Overlooking the Calabash River and acres of protected lands that will never be developed, the park offers nature trails, fishing pavilions, piers with day docks, hammocks and Adirondack chairs by a fire pit and a pirate-ship playground. The onsite Community Center provides the opportunity to socialize and exercise in an upscale

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environment. The center has a fully furnished kitchen, a putting green, a modern fitness center and a pool and hot tub. Kingfish Bay’s new Oceanfront Club is only a 5.6-mile drive in nearby Sunset Beach. The private, three-story, 2,200-square-foot clubhouse is next to Sunset Beach Pier and directly on the ocean. The town of Calabash is within walking distance and offers plenty of dining, shopping and social opportunities. Known as the Seafood Capital of the World, the town is loaded with seafood restaurants specializing in the famous Calabash style of seafood. Souvenir shops and retail stores make up a vibrant shopping scene. When you’re looking for more excitement, Kingfish Bay is not far from South Carolina’s Little River and North Myrtle Beach, which was named America’s Favorite Beach Vacation Destination by the Travel Channel. On the North Carolina side of the border is a strand of small coastal communities and sites, beginning with Bird Island, a nature preserve known for its maritime woodlands and wetlands. Heading up the coast are Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, Holden Beach, Oak Island, the Cape Fear River and Wilmington, which is famous for its historic downtown district and the battleship USS North Carolina, which is open for tours. Beautiful scenery, luxurious homes and relaxed living — it’s all waiting for you at Kingfish Bay. Kingfish Bay 1235 Kingfish Boulevard, Calabash, NC 28467 (910) 579-4657 kingfishbaydevelopment.com Summer 2020

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riends don’t let friends eat imported shrimp.” That’s what they’ll tell you at Inlet View Bar and Grill, and once you’ve tasted their wildcaught North Carolina shrimp you’ll know why. Ninety-nine percent of their seafood is wild caught, not farm raised. One of the owners, Timmy Milliken, is a shrimp boat captain and has worked in the seafood industry most of his life. He believes in educating diners to know the difference between wild caught and imported or farm-raised seafood. Inlet View cooks their seafood in a variety of delicious ways, but many people are partial to the fried seafood, cooked in peanut oil with a light breading and consistently perfect every time. Their New Orleans-style shrimp or oyster po boys are the perfect example, and alongside any meal you’ve got to try their hush puppies — a family recipe that’s sweet with a little heat and oh-so addictive! Almost as great as the food is Inlet View’s beautiful setting overlooking

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the Shallotte River and Intracoastal Waterway. Boat up or drive in, but come early. Reservations are not accepted, but it’s not a problem because waiting for a table is part of the fun. Enjoy a drink in the Tiki Bar, walk on the docks, sit in a rocking chair and watch the boats come in, play corn hole and hopscotch and listen to music while you wait to be seated indoors or outside. At this family-owned and -operated restaurant, everyone loves what they do and you can tell. This year especially they are committed to the safety and well-being of their customers and employees and are complying with all state and federal precautions for COVID-19. Another thing they say at Inlet View is “We are only as good as our last meal.” You’ll know what this means when you leave! Inlet View Bar and Grill 1800 Village Point Road SW, Shallotte (910) 754-8439; inletview.com

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FACES & PLACES

Little Princess Ball at The Brunswick Center

Skylar Jenkins, Amani Ricks , Regina McDonald, Alexis Hill, Skylar Gateman

Justin and Madalyn Guenther

Kerys, Kevin, and Nina Briggs

Amina Ricks, Edgar Jackson, Madison Crawford-Brown

Emanuel and Tahirah Stackhouse

Jeremy Hardee and Skye Harris

Cameron and Elaina Savage

Haylea Russ, Daniel Russ, Zoe McComb

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Kaitlyn and Danny Gore

Lillian and Odell Williamson

Demara and Yaslynn Grate

Alexis Hill and Jason Bernier

Daisy and David Cortez

Kinsley, Jeremy, and Hailey Rivers

Brooklyn Jozefowicz, Ellison Hayes, Varaelyn Grant

Hayden Sellars and Tony Roper


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9th Annual Sheriff’s Charity Ball “Diamonds & Denim”

Aaron and Amanda Gibson

Billy and Rose Seguin

Gilbert and Linda Barnes

Adam Stanley, Ken Medlin, Tony Fulford and Drake Phelps

Bob and Anne Benedict

Catherine Cooke and Pauline Hankins

Arlene and Dave DeLong

Connie Johnson and Lindsey Jenkins

Chris Kain, Beth Boling, Felicia Woodard, Linda Wilhelm, Michelle and Jon Ingram, Monique Stenquist, Bruce Stenquist, Helen Pannullo and Allison Simpson

David Boynton, Malcolm Walcott, George Stanley, Jodie McCall and John Rogers

Jim and Brenda Passiales

Mike and Leighann Forte

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Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center Foundation’s Saturday Night Fever

Renee Goin, Sally Morgan, Shelbourn Stevens, Barbara Stevens, Michael Fulp

Breanne Thorup, Marnie Williamson, Marta Thorup

John Michael Shirk and Kellie Shirk

Sarah and Chris Farmer

Becky and Gene Steadman and “Cher” PHOTOGRAPHY: GENIE LEIGH PHOTOGRAPHY

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Raine and Bob Kaelon

Kimmie Durham, John Dowless II, June Baker

Natalie Clark and Christine Delbridge

June Baker and Randy Jones

Amber Fullwood, Jamie Fullwood, Michele Williams, Ray Glover, and Susan Wood

Ginny Griffin-Varnum and Jamie Varnum

Bethany Rezac and Lisa Rezac

Mary and Bob Wayne

DeLana Holden and Don Wood Note: This even was held on February 29, before COVID-19 social distancing requirements.


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Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center Foundation’s Saturday Night Fever

Jennifer Stary, Malia Marion, Ricky Marion and Tameka O’Neal

Lindsey and Brian McKlindon

Michael Wiggins and Lynne Carr-Wiggins

Matt and Rebecca Ward

Gene and Marie Marshburn

Kelvin and Desiree Dunston

Cindy Cheatham, Veronica Porterfield and Lisa Rezac

Robbie LeClair, Dr. Michael Cahn, Briana Cahn, Caryn Coury, Dr. Jeff Coury, Dale Ward, Jill Ward and Lee LeClair

Marilyn Dowless, Derek Fairfax, Mary Elizabeth Dowless Fairfax

Cindy and John Henson

Ross and Paige Lippard

Brenda and Barry Hooks

Jeff and Michelle Sumrall

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Starfish & Pearls Gala for Waves 4 K.I.D.S. (Kids in Difficult Situations)

Anna Robinson, Tara Turner, Natasha Robinson and Shayna Robinson

Denise Membrino and Linda Swankoski

Dawn and Howard Quabeck

Peggy Howell and Tanya Hart

Bruce and Wanza Wiley

Clay and Lauren Robinson, Matt and Mandy Britt, Julia and Ryan Williams

Phil and Terry Stewart

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Cathy Hankin and Richard Rhodes

Ashley Gore and Debbie Smith

Jeri and Rick Margin


FACES & PLACES

Starfish & Pearls Gala for Waves 4 K.I.D.S. (Kids in Difficult Situations)

John and Deb Waters

Karen Collins

Pam and Ron Calliari

Susan and Jeff Neupauer

Karen Collins, Dawn Pieper, Kayla Santana, Monica Savidge and Mindy Ellinger

Rich and Kathy Cerretani

Renee Ward and Sandy Wynn

Theresa and Steve Lominac

Joe Vaughn and Michele Jarvis

Ken Freed, Marcia and Geoff White

John Waters and Dawn Pieper

Sandra Mullins and Jack Magoolaghan

Peg McGarrigan and Jane Zeigler

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Primary Care Physician Dr. Nicole Rice Speaks to Seaside United Methodist Men

Bible records, census records, deeds, wills and probate records, oaths of service and many other records. Potential members often discover multiple Patriots while doing genealogical research. Each DAR chapter has a registrar and volunteer genealogists who assist applicants with the documentation process.

Dr. Nicole Rice, family medicine physician at McLeod Primary Care Sunset Beach, spoke to the United Methodist Men’s Group at Seaside United Methodist Church in Sunset Beach on March 2. Dr. Rice discussed appropriate tests and preventative screenings for men older than the age of 50. The men were able to ask questions about general health issues and concerns.

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Brunswick County Toastmasters Club Holds Special Meeting

On March 10 Brunswick County Toastmasters Club (BCTM) conducted a special meeting welcoming guest speaker Brunswick Community College (BCC) student ambassador Andranica Morant. The goal was to reach out and empower young adults by her story as well as BCTM’s capability to assist in one’s own personal growth.

Brunswick Town Chapter National Society DAR Welcomes New Members Brunswick Town Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) welcomed seven new members at its February meeting. Membership in DAR is open to women who can prove lineal blood descent from a Revolutionary War Patriot. Proof must be submitted to the national office for each family member from the applicant through the Patriot. This normally ranges from five to ten generations. Proofs can include vital records, family

Brunswick Arts Council’s Community Art Paint By Numbers Mural Brunswick Arts Council’s board of directors successfully launched its new public mural program across Brunswick County with the creation of a mural at Bridgeview Park in Holden Beach. In March, a small group of Holden Beach residents and leaders, including the mayor and town manager, joined mural artists Gaeten Lowrie and Nancy Turner and Brunswick Arts Council board members as they painted an Under the Sea “paint by numbers” themed mural to brighten the public restrooms at Bridgeview Park. Joe Morgan of Sherwin Williams of Holden Beach donated the beautiful colors of paint and materials for this public art event. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

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Patriots include those who fought as well as those who rendered aid and service to the cause. The Brunswick Town chapter’s newest members are: Mary Elizabeth Hewett Williams whose Patriot is Hugh Stanaland of South Carolina; Katherine Norfleet whose Patriot is Jonathan Gore of North Carolina; Kay Menk whose Patriot is Moses Hughes of Virginia; Emma Johnson whose Patriot is William Diehl of North Carolina; Heather Caldwell whose Patriot is Frederick Bicking of Pennsylvania; Rebecca Johnson whose Patriot is Noah Wiswal of Massachusetts; and Keidra Koenig whose Patriot is Robert Leighton of Delaware. Members of the Brunswick Town Chapter represent more than 300 Patriots in ten states.

Lowrie is a visual artist based in Wilmington. He is most known for his signature pen and ink style, which is often compared to stained glass because of its highly saturated jewel tones. Other Brunswick County locations of his murals include The Eternal Sunshine Café in Leland. Turner is a visual artist and art teacher based in Southport. She is most known for creative vibrant alcohol ink work adapting the images and techniques to a variety of mediums, including paper, canvas, tile, ceramic, jewelry and even wearable art. Together they created a bright, themed design that fits the pirate playground at Holden Beach. A second mural is already planned for 2021 in Holden Beach. What would you like to see in your community? Contact BAC Executive Director Mary Beth Livers at execdir.brunswickartscouncil@gmail. com with your ideas.

Duke Energy Foundation Supports CIS Communities In Schools of Brunswick County (CIS) is grateful for the support of the Duke Energy Foundation through a $5,000 grant

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ATMC Presents Scholarships to Local Seniors

towards the CIS Action for Success Program. The Duke Energy Foundation grant will be used to purchase and renew subscriptions for evidence-based curricula used in student interventions. The grant will also help to purchase and provide program snacks for CIS students and to purchase student intervention materials and supplies. The CIS Action for Success program works by providing a Success Coach as an embedded team member at schools in Brunswick County. CIS Success Coaches work daily with students needing additional support and intervention outside of the classroom in order to be successful. Services are provided through an individualized student support plan, outlining goals for each student and identifying the services and supports CIS will provide to help the student achieve his or her goals. Areas of focus include academic tutoring, mentoring, truancy intervention, behavioral intervention and social-emotional learning. During the first half of the 2019-2020 school year (August 26, 2019 to March 1, 2020), 381 students received individualized case management and other evidence and research-based intervention services through the CIS Action for Success program. Overall, 98 percent of students provided with CIS case managed services targeted to increase their social and emotional learning exhibited a desired change in their social, emotional and academic engagement.

ATMC has presented $2,000 scholarships to five local high school seniors (pictured left to right): Luke Boldt, Olivia Fish, Christa Formyduval, Nestor Rodriguez-Garcia and Bailey Smith. Selection was based on academics, involvement in school and community activities and interview skills. Luke Boldt, son of Terry and Lori Boldt of Bolivia, is a senior at South Brunswick High School and plans to attend East Carolina University, where he will study medicine. West Brunswick High School senior Olivia Fish is the daughter of Jim and Joline Fish of Ash and plans to attend Brigham Young University and major in biology. Christa Formyduval, a South Columbus High School senior, is the daughter of Christopher and Traci Formyduval of Nakina and plans to attend Southeastern Community College and then transfer to a four-year university to pursue education. Brunswick County Early College High School senior Nestor Rodriguez-Garcia is the son of Katlin Garcia of Calabash and plans to study political science at North Carolina State University this fall. Bailey Smith is the daughter of Jerry and Baretta Smith of Leland and is a graduating senior at North Brunswick High School. She plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to study biology. ATMC has awarded scholarships to 66 students since 2002.

Twenty-eight students at South Brunswick Middle School were honored on Friday, March 13 for being Good Neighbors in their school and in their communities. Honorees, along with their parents, were invited to attend the award ceremony, which took place in the school’s media center. Breakfast was shared while South Brunswick Middle School Principal David Ruth and guest speaker, Jeff Moss of College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling Junk & Moving, shared what makes a good neighbor and why it is important. Teachers presented students with their awards while sharing briefly why the student was chosen to be honored. Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with South Brunswick Middle School, holds the breakfast twice during each school year. Dosher Memorial Hospital and Tropical Smoothie Café sponsor the event. Students recognized were: Lauren Beheler, Noah Bradshaw, Piper Brown, Jayden Buckhanan, Anna Edwards, Alivia Fernandes, Addison Fitzhugh, Brenley Hoagland, Timothy Hudson, Ty Lavezzo, Garrett Locklear, Jackson McLaughlin, Payton Morris, Claudia Pettibone, Lillian Prendergast, Loretta Pryor, O’Zaria Pryor, Carter Rarick, Lizbeth Rayo-Vera, Dylan Russ, Lyon Shultz, Gavin Simmons, Brayden Snow, Laney Soles, Bella Stephenson, Stevie Varley, Alejandra Villagran Duran and Isabella Wood.

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American Legion, Post 543 Helps Local Servers When COVID-19 hit, members of the Richard H. Stewart, Jr. Saint James American Legion Post 543 began asking what they could do to help. Recognizing that one area being hit the hardest was small business restaurants, and more specifically the servers who work there, the Post recently supported one Southport establishment by setting up a special night to help servers and getting the word out across the area. Members of Post 543 served as volunteers guiding traffic and running orders from the wait staff inside to the waiting customers who remained inside their vehicles. The outpouring of support by the Brunswick County family was deeply moving and appreciated by the employees.

BEMC Awards Community Grants Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (BEMC) recently awarded Community Grants totaling $36,500 to 36 organizations. The grantees work to improve our area in the categories of

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Fish, daughter of James and Joline Fish of Ash, was awarded the $1,000 Roger Alan Cox Scholarship. Fish plans to study biology at Brigham Young University in the fall. In 2017 FRS created the Roger Alan Cox Scholarship sponsored by Herman and Whiteaker, LLC. Roger Cox served Brunswick County in the rural telecommunications industry, spending the last 27 years of his life at ATMC primarily in leadership roles as chief financial officer, chief operating officer and general manager. This scholarship honors Roger’s passion and endless drive to help ensure that rural Americans have access to the same technology and education as every other American. FRS offers an annual college scholarship program to help further higher education among rural youth. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

family services, civic and community programs, cultural and arts programs, emergency services and economic development. BEMC has awarded more than $600,000 through its Community Grants program since its inception in 2003, funding projects that have a positive impact on the community.

Residents 3D Print and Donate Face Shields

Students Awarded National Scholarships through Foundation for Rural Service Two Brunswick County students were recently awarded scholarships through the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS), an organization that supports rural telecom companies and consumers. ATMC is a member of the FRS, and each year the organization awards annual scholarships to qualifying students across rural America. South Brunswick High School senior Luke Boldt and West Brunswick High School senior Olivia Fish were both recipients of 2020 FRS scholarships.

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Boldt, son of Terry and Lori Boldt of Bolivia, was selected for the prestigious $5,000 JSI Scholarship through the Foundation for Rural Service. Boldt will be attending East Carolina University, where he plans to study medicine. The FRS JSI Staurulakis Family Scholarships are funded by Manny and Leo Staurulakis, of JSI, in honor of their parents John and Chresanthe Staurulakis. Four $5,000 JSI scholarships are awarded each year and give preference to students with an interest in science, math, medicine or engineering.

WWII Veteran Receives a 97th Birthday Parade

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As Lower Cape Fear LifeCare, like healthcare agencies across the country, faces shortages of PPE, Lower Cape Fear LifeCare (LCFL) Board of Directors Member Dave Pearce and his friend and neighbor, Jim Gerlach, 3D-printed face shields for clinical staff members. Lower Cape Fear LifeCare (LCFL) continues to provide care to patients with serious, chronic or life-limiting illness, in patients’ homes or in hospice care centers. While clinical staff utilize personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure patients, families and staff alike stay safe, some PPE items like face masks have experienced supply shortages. Pearce and Gerlach both have 3D printers made by Prusa, a company located in Prague. When COVID-19 was first identified, Prusa developed a design to 3D print a face shield and made the software available on the company website. With the supply shortages facing healthcare providers, the men began using their 3D printers to make face masks for LCFL clinical staff. The 3D printers work by melting plastic, which comes in reels that resemble heavy fishing line, and building objects layer by layer, Pearce says. While the 3D printing makes the basic frame for the face shields, the men needed to find clear material to attach that would provide protection while still allowing for clear vision. They tried simple laminate, like that used to protect documents, but it was not as clear as it needed to be. After searching, they found a clear plastic that would meet their criteria. The men also found plastic shelf liner material to add adjustable straps, making the frames customizable and more comfortable.

World War II veteran Alex Moskowitz, who fought in the battles of Leyte Gulf and Okinawa, got a special birthday surprise on May 6. Moskowitz is in somewhat frail health, and friends and neighbors wanted to make his birthday an extraordinary one for him and his wife, Carolyn, as they were confined to their home during the pandemic. A surprise drive-by birthday party past their home in Supply was organized on May 6 at noon. The couple was sitting on their front porch when the parade participants rode by and blew their horns. Cards, cakes, cupcakes and dinner dishes were left on a table that was set up in the driveway.

Coastal Consumer Showcase A crowd attended the annual Coastal Consumer Showcase at the St. James Community Center on March 5, just before social distancing was implemented. Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce organized the event to provide the opportunity for residents to meet and learn about local vendors and service providers. Participating businesses offered giveaways, and each attendee received one ticket for a $100 cash drawing. Look for the Coastal Consumer Showcase again on March 4, 2021.

4th Anniversary Charter Night The Southport Rotary club celebrated its 34th anniversary at the Cape Fear Jetport in Southport. Bill Rabon was the keynote speaker at this event.

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11:22

0.7

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14

3:40

3.9

4:08

4.3

9:53

0.6

10:53

1.2

14

4:38

3.9

5:04

4.8

10:55

0.7

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14

5:57

4.6

6:19

5.6

12:19

0.9

12:20

0.4

15

4:28

3.8

4:55

4.5

10:44

0.6

11:48

1.1

15

5:32

4.0

5:56

5.1

12:02

1.1

11:51 AM

0.5

15

6:51

4.9

7:11

5.9

1:08

0.5

1:14

0.0

16

5:17

3.8

5:43

4.7

11:34

0.4

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16

6:25

4.2

6:48

5.4

12:52

0.9

12:44

0.2

16

7:43

5.4

8:01

6.1

1:56

0.1

2:06

-0.3

17

6:08

3.8

6:31

5.0

12:38

0.9

12:23

0.3

17

7:17

4.5

7:37

5.7

1:40

0.5

1:35

-0.1

17

8:33

5.7

8:50

6.1

2:42

-0.2

2:59

-0.5

18

6:57

4.0

7:18

5.2

1:25

0.7

1:11

0.1

18

8:06

4.8

8:25

5.9

2:26

0.2

2:26

-0.3

18

9:22

6.0

9:38

6.0

3:29

-0.4

3:51

-0.5

19

7:45

4.1

8:03

5.4

2:10

0.4

1:59

-0.1

19

8:55

5.1

9:12

6.0

3:12

-0.1

3:17

-0.4

19

10:13

6.1

10:29

5.8

4:15

-0.5

4:44

-0.4

20

8:31

4.3

8:48

5.6

2:55

0.2

2:47

-0.2

20

9:43

5.3

10:00

5.9

3:57

-0.3

4:08

-0.5

20

11:06

6.1

11:23

5.4

5:03

-0.4

5:38

-0.2

21

9:17

4.5

9:33

5.7

3:40

0.0

3:36

-0.3

21

10:34

5.4

10:50

5.7

4:43

-0.4

5:00

-0.4

21

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---

12:04

6.0

5:52

-0.2

6:33

0.1

22

10:04

4.6

10:19

5.6

4:24

-0.1

4:25

-0.3

22

11:29

5.5

11:43

5.4

5:30

-0.4

5:54

-0.2

22

12:22

5.1

1:05

5.9

6:45

0.1

7:33

0.5 0.8

23

10:55

4.7

11:09

5.5

5:09

-0.2

5:16

-0.3

23

---

---

12:27

5.5

6:18

-0.3

6:49

0.0

23

1:24

4.7

2:08

5.7

7:42

0.4

8:38

24

11:51

4.8

---

---

5:55

-0.3

6:08

-0.1

24

12:41

5.1

1:27

5.5

7:08

-0.1

7:49

0.3

24

2:28

4.5

3:11

5.5

8:47

0.7

9:48

1.0

25

12:03

5.3

12:49

4.9

6:42

-0.3

7:03

0.0

25

1:41

4.8

2:28

5.5

8:03

0.1

8:55

0.6

25

3:31

4.4

4:11

5.4

9:59

0.8

10:56

1.0

26

1:00

5.1

1:49

5.1

7:32

-0.2

8:04

0.2

26

2:42

4.5

3:28

5.5

9:06

0.3

10:06

0.7

26

4:33

4.4

5:10

5.3

11:08

0.9

11:55

0.9

27

1:58

4.8

2:47

5.2

8:26

-0.1

9:10

0.4

27

3:44

4.4

4:28

5.5

10:13

0.4

11:14

0.8

27

5:32

4.5

6:04

5.3

---

---

12:07

0.8

28

2:57

4.6

3:45

5.3

9:26

0.0

10:20

0.4

28

4:45

4.3

5:28

5.4

11:20

0.5

---

---

28

6:26

4.6

6:53

5.3

12:43

0.8

12:58

0.7

29

3:56

4.4

4:43

5.4

10:29

0.0

11:27

0.4

29

5:46

4.3

6:25

5.5

12:14

0.7

12:19

0.4

29

7:14

4.8

7:37

5.3

1:25

0.7

1:42

0.7

30

7:56

4.9

8:16

5.3

2:03

0.6

2:23

0.6

30

4:56

4.3

5:42

5.5

11:30

0.0

---

---

30

6:43

4.4

7:16

5.5

1:06

0.6

1:12

0.4

31

5:57

4.3

6:39

5.6

12:27

0.3

12:28

0.0

31

7:34

4.6

8:02

5.5

1:52

0.5

2:00

0.3

*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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ADVERTISERS INDEX Advertiser

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Advertiser

Phone# Page#

Ace Hardware of Southport....................................... 910-477-6444 68

Dosher Memorial Hospital............................................ 910-454-1234 20

AIRESERV Heating & Air Conditioning................... 815-527-0740 14

Farm Bureau Insurance — Shallotte..........................910-754-8175 86

Airlie Gardens.................................................................. 910-798-7700 70

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

Allstate Insurance Agent Rusty Russ..................... 910-754-6536 76

Inlet View Bar & Grill......................................................910-754-6233 92

Angelo’s Pizzeria and Bistro........................................910-754-2334 59

Intracoastal Realty Corporation............................... 910-579-3050 9

Angie Wilkie — Intracoastal Realty Corp................910-777-7945 73

Island Classic Interiors...................................................910-579-8477 80

Arbor Landing at Ocean Isle...................................... 910-754-8080 80

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

Art Catering & Events................................................... 910-755-6642 49

Joseph's Italian Bistro...................................................910-454-4440 70

Austin Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.........................910-769-1605 12

Kingfish Bay....................................................................... 910-579-4657

Bell & Bell Buick GMC.................................................... 843-399-8300 59

Kristin Dowdy, State Farm Agent............................ 910-754-9923 32

Bianchi Brickyard Supply............................................. 910-454-4445 46

Legacy Homes by Bill Clark...........................................910-550-1167 41

Bill Clark Homes.................................................................910-550-1167 40

Luxe Home Interiors.......................................................910-371-0464 45

Bleu....................................................................................... 910-579-5629 46

Maria's Pizzeria.................................................................910-579-3233 54

BlueWave Dentistry........................................................ 910-383-2615 42

McLeod Health.................................................................843-390-0100 11

Body Edge Fitness Solutions......................................910-575-0975 68

New Hanover Regional Medical Center..................910-667-7170 108

Boundary House Restaurant...................................... 910-579-8888 15

Novant Health....................................................................910-579-8363 19

Braddock Built Renovations........................................ 910-754-9635 49

Ocean Isle Family Dentistry........................................ 910-579-6999 51

Britt's Steel Building........................................................ 910-612-5947 51

Oyster Rock....................................................................... 910-579-6875 22

Brunswick Air....................................................................910-363-4334 90

Pinnacle Storage...............................................................910-287-5737 65

Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce......... 910-754-6644 93

Private Italy Tours Ltd...................................................910-575-6735 3

Brunswick County Dept. of Social Services........... 910-253-2112 66

Purple Onion Café............................................................910-755-6071 49

Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity................910-457-1772 66

Realstar Homes................................................................ 910-579-6729 4

Brunswick Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery............910-269-2420 82

Sea Island Trading Co....................................................843-273-0248 37

Brunswick Surgery Center........................................ 910-660-4600 31

Seacoast Building Company, Inc...............................910-880-3639 32

Calabash Seafood Hut....................................................910-579-6723 68

Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q............................... 910-754-5522 6

Callahan’s of Calabash...................................................800-344-3816 28

Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber..................... 910-457-6964 70

Candy & Company ...........................................................910-477-9744 32

Sunset Dental / Southport Dental........................... 910-535-6300 2

Carolinas Oral and Facial Surgery............................. 910-762-2618 46

Thalian Association Community Theatre................ 910-251-1788 80

Clark’s Seafood and Chop House.............................. 843-399-8888 100

Triad Power Wash.......................................................... 910-599-7798 48

Coastal Insurance............................................................ 910-754-4326 66

Trinity Wellness Center............................................... 910-769-5004 73

Coastal Integrative Health.......................................... 910-755-5400 107

TruFit Gym......................................................................... 910-754-2270 48

Coastal Spine Institute.................................................. 910-356-6100 45

Trusst Builder Group..................................................... 910-371-0304 17

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage.......................910-371-1181 7

Wades Jewelers............................................................. 910-457-5800 14

26, 27

13, 91

Complete Dental............................................................. 910-754-7700 5 Wilmington Health........................................................... 910-371-7695 54

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