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table of contents

fall 2012 F E AT U R E S

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Teresa A. McLamb

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Jason Frye

The Growing State of Brunswick County Real Estate

The Dynamic Miller Pope Artist, Author, Entrepreneur

PHOTO BY Keith Ketchum

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Denice Patterson

Hitting the Highway For Hope Harbor Home

PHOTO BY KEITH KETCHUM

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Sally Winey Southport’s Teddy Bear Entrepreneur

PHOTO BY Carolyn Bowers

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100 faces & places

publisher’s note

By Justin Williams

Dancing with the Brunswick Stars

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103 what’s happening

sbm contributors

Meet the contributors to South Brunswick Magazine

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Upcoming events you won’t want to miss

111 tide charts

what’s happened

What’s been going on around town

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113 ad index

business buzz

Our directory of advertisers

Keeping up with the local business scene

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Tracking the highs and lows at Shallotte Inlet from October to December

114 capture the moment

business profiles

Floor Coverings International and Morgan Internal Medicine. By Hilary Brady and Steph Medeiros

A contest for SBM readers. Photo by Willis-Whyte

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up front

A closer look at some of the area’s events — past and present By Molly Harrison

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nonprofit

Pretty In Pink: Support for Breast Cancer Champions By Steph Medeiros

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southport living

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PHOTO BY Ronnie Holden

The Rebirth of Southport’s Amuzu Theater By Carolyn Bowers

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community

In the Arms of Hospice: The New SECU Hospice House of Brunswick By Claire K. Connelly

Photo by kristin goode

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McLeod Physician Associates and McLeod Loris Seacoast are pleased to announce that Dr. Kenneth Mincey and Dr. Eric Young have joined Dr. Trevor Poole at McLeod Loris Seacoast Surgery (formerly Southern Surgical Associates) in Loris and Little River. As a team, these board-certified general surgeons represent more than 40 years of local patient care and offer high quality general surgery with a personal touch. “We deliver quality services at a personal level,” says Dr. Kenneth Mincey. “Communication with the patient is as important as the procedures we do. As a result, we’ve developed many close relationships with our patients and their families.” McLeod Loris Seacoast Surgery offers general surgery care including diagnosis and treatment of abdominal and intestinal issues including in the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts. In addition to treating patients for diseases of the thyroid, skin, breast, soft tissue and hernias, they also specialize in minimally invasive procedures, endoscopy and wound care. The practice looks forward to welcoming new patients.

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Left: SBM Publisher Justin Williams with his wife, Kristy, and daughter, Ava, on a brief getaway to Disney World in August.

Ready for Fall Thanks

for reading this issue of South Brunswick Magazine.

This magazine truly is a labor of love for me. Publishing a quarterly magazine is a lot of work — and I have the gray hairs to prove it — but it’s very rewarding. My staff and I enjoy putting all of this together on the page, making it flow and presenting it to you in a timeless format. Plus I get to meet and work with such great people, including advertisers, writers, photographers, designers, the subjects of our stories and the many organizations in our area that want to get the word out about their events and services. In this issue of South Brunswick Magazine, we’re giving you a chance to meet some of the exceptional people who live in this area, people like Miller Pope, an artist, author, entrepreneur and former Madison Avenue “Mad Man”; Tom Hunter, who rode his motorcycle 9,000 miles to raise money for Hope Harbor Home; and Sally Winey, a world-renowned teddy bear designer in Southport. We’re also taking you to Southport’s historic Amuzu Theatre and to the new SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, as well as giving you the lowdown on all the upcoming fall events. 16

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I do love settling into the crisp, cool fall season here in Brunswick County and all of the fun events that come along with it. It is, however, a little difficult to leave behind the summer state of mind, when fun and relaxation seem to come so much more easily. I was lucky enough this past summer to take both of my girls to Disney World. My wife and daughter had never been, and what a fun experience it was to see the looks on their faces. That place is truly magical like they say. Bittersweet as it may be to say farewell to summer vacations, long beach days and ice cream afternoons, I can safely say that we have a lot to look forward to this fall season here in Brunswick County. We hope that you get a taste of the fall fun ahead in the pages of this issue. Happy reading and happy fall!

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south brunswick magazine contributors

Steph Medeiros

Contributing Writer

Born and raised in North Carolina, I honestly cannot imagine living anywhere else. Although I am originally from Greensboro, Wilmington is the city I proudly call home. When I’m not making my living as a freelance copywriter, I can be found enjoying the area’s many attractions, checking out sales at the local craft shop (thanks to Pinterest, I now have a list of projects a mile long!), spending time with my amazing husband, blogging, or crocheting in front of my television. Because I’m also a wannabe novelist, I’m prone to daydreaming, concocting dramatic scenes and making up character names. Although I have yet to complete a book, thanks to Justin Williams and the South some truly amazing stories – all of which highlight life right here, in this beautiful area. Now if only I could get my family to move down here, too… My blog: Cape Fear Yokel (capefearyokel.wordpress.com) My copywriting business: Action Words (actionwordsilm.blogspot.com)

Molly Perkins Harrison

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I’m a native North Carolinian who has been pulled toward the water ever since I left my hometown of Burlington at age 18. I graduated from East Carolina University, moved directly to Nags Head and have never considered leaving. After working for newspapers and a national travel guide series, I jumped into the freelance life, and I’ve been working in my dream job as a freelance writer and editor for the last 17 years. I’ve worked with North Brunswick Magazine and South Brunswick Magazine since their beginnings, and though I don’t live in Brunswick last six years. When I’m not working, I am practicing or teaching yoga or doing something outside — running half-marathons, swimming in the ocean, paddleboarding on the sound, gardening with my husband or trying to keep up with my two kids.

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Shallotte Rotary Club Welcomes Two New Members Shallotte Rotary Club welcomed two new members in July: Shannon Viera, president of the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, and Selena Johnson, Contributed Photo financial manager at First Citizens Bank in Shallotte. Rich Kesky, membership chair for the club, conducted the ceremony. The Shallotte Rotary Club meets at Planet Fun on Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. Visitors are always welcome. For upcoming speakers and events visit www.shallotterotaryclub.com. Pictured left to right: Selena Johnson, Shannon Viera and Rich Kesky.

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Mayor of Shallotte Addresses the Shallotte Rotary Club Sara McCullough, mayor of Shallotte, was the featured speaker at the Shallotte Rotary Club meeting on September 13, 2012. Sara gave an update on upcoming events and new restaurants that have opened in town. She also discussed the new restaurants and upgrades to the downtown area. Pictured left to right: Percy Woodard, Sara McCullough and Ellen Deaton.

NC Oyster Festival Glass Slipper Natural Beauty Pageant The 32nd Annual NC Oyster Festival was proud to host its second annual Glass Slipper Natural Beauty Pageant on August 18, 2012. The pageant was open to girls ages birth to 16 years old. The mission of the pageant is to celebrate natural beauty and promote confidence. Pageant winners who earned the title of Grand Supreme Queen or Mini Supreme Queen received one of two crystal glass slippers.

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Coastal Carolina Camera Club Awards The Coastal Carolina Camera Club held a club social and print competition for images best depicting “Entryways” at its June 12 meeting. Awards were given in three divisions, Novice, Intermediate and Advanced. First Place in the Novice Division was by Gary Joseph for “Church Entryway.” Willis Whyte placed second with “Down but Not Out.” Fred Schwartz’s image “Entryway in Butchart” placed third. Michelle Tinger received first place in the Intermediate Division with her image titled “Courtyard Entrance.” Irene Dowdy’s “Welcome to the Twilight Zone” placed second, and Carmen Daughtry’s “A Warm Welcome” received the third place ribbon. First place honor in the Advanced Division went to Jerry Koons for “Entryway to the Wine Cellar.” Diane Alexander’s image “What’s Inside?” received second place. The club meets monthly, every second Tuesday evening at 7 pm at the Shallotte Presbyterian Church, 5070 Main Street in Shallotte. Membership is open to photographers of all skill levels using both film and digital cameras. Meetings consist of informative programs on photographic techniques and software usage, member photo presentations and critiques, guest speakers and much more. Guests are always welcome. Visit the website at www.coastalcarolinacameraclub.org.

The First Tee of Brunswick County Volunteer Appreciation Night The First Tee of Brunswick County’s board of directors, founders and staff recently invited volunteers to join them for an evening of fun, camaraderie and recognition of their commitment. This year’s Volunteer Appreciation Night was held on Friday, September 21 at the Golf Park at Cinghiale Creek. Guests enjoyed light appetizers, dinner from Andy’s in Shallotte, refreshments and wine. The mission of The First Tee of Brunswick County is to impact, influence and inspire the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that build character and citizenship, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf and other character-building activities. For more information, visit their website at www.thefirstteebrunswickcounty.org. Fall 2012

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Rotary Club of Shallotte Holds Installation Banquet The Rotary Club of Shallotte held its annual installation banquet on June 28. District Governor-Elect Don Adkins conducted the service to install the officers and board for the upcoming Rotary year of 2012-2013. Installed were Ellen Deaton, president; James Green, president-elect; Dennis Powers, vice president and foundation chair; Lynn Watkins, secretary; William Morrow, attendance secretary; Tom Angotti, treasurer; Sandra Braden, public relations; Laurel Bellamy, club administration; Nancy Boston, service projects; George Jacobs, sergeant at arms; Rich Kesky, membership chair; Jerry Hiester, fundraising chair; and Vince Bacchi, past president. Other members from District 7730 in attendance were Former District Governor and current District Foundation Chair Nancy Barbee and Assistant Governor Bob Stinson. Stinson presented the club with the Presidential Citation, an award given annually based on Rotary Foundation and membership components. In order to be considered, clubs must meet strict requirements and be certified by the District Governor. The Rotary Club of Shallotte was the only club in District 7730 to receive this award from Rotary International in 2012. Pictured left to right: 1st row: Jerry Hiester, Sandra Braden, Laurel Bellamy, Ellen Deaton, George Jacobs and Tom Angotti. 2nd row: Rich Kesky, Don Adkins, Jimmy Green and Vince Bacchi.

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Southport Beat is a Hit Southport Beat transformed the town of Southport into a festive and exciting atmosphere on Friday, August 17 from 5 to 8pm in Keziah and Franklin Square parks. The goal of Southport Beat is to establish an evening of entertainment in Southport on a regular basis. Southport Beat has a broad range of entertainment and music available for visitors and residents to enjoy. August’s entertainment in Franklin Square Park featured Lenny Frank & Tommy Hutchinson Duo playing old rock & roll, beach music and country; watercolor artist Jim McIntosh; Corn Toss with Jim & Honey; and the Winding River Car Club. Keziah Park featured the progressive rock tunes of Narrow Escape; Gracie & Tic Toc the Clowns; and Games with Bob. Participating shops and restaurants opened their doors to the crowds and offered extra incentives to come out and take part in the event. Participating restaurants and shops included Mr. P’s Bistro, Silver Coast Winery, Ports of Call Bakery, Bistro & Market, the Painted Mermaid and more.

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Five-Year Celebration at The Fancy Flea Antique Mall Owners Ella and Kenny Oliveira, staff and vendors at The Fancy Flea Antique Mall celebrated five years in Brunswick County with a ribbon cutting sponsored by Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce on October 12. The Fancy Flea Mall offers more than 15,000 square feet of inventory, and new items arrive each week. It is located at 2763 U.S. Highway 17 in Shallotte. 22

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Lynn Minges, North Carolina Assistant Secretary of Tourism, Marketing and Global Branding, recently spoke to the South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club. Minges talked about the goals of her department which are: 1) to attract more people to visit the state; 2) to encourage them to stay longer when they visit; and 3) to spend more dollars while they are here. The tourism industry generated $19 billion in revenues last year statewide and $418 million in Brunswick County. North Carolina was the sixth most visited state last year behind California, Florida, Texas, New York and Pennsylvania. North Carolina has twice as many visitors as our neighbor, South Carolina. Pictured left to right: Dan Lynes, president of SBI Rotary; Lynn Minges; and Michael Lewis.


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Ruth House Presents $5,000 Check to Providence Home On Friday, July 27 the Board of Directors for The Ruth House (now dissolved) presented a check for $5,000 to Providence Home (The Brunswick County Family Emergency Teen Shelter). Pictured left to right are Bob Lee, Providence Home president; Jon David, Ruth House board member; Grace Lee, Providence Home board member; Peggy Pruden, Ruth House treasurer; Beverly Petro, Ruth House secretary; Vicki Gonzalez, Ruth House board member; Mike Petro, Ruth House president; and James Shoemaker, Providence Home board member. Not pictured are Barbara DeMore, Ruth House vice president; and Pat Brown, Ruth House board member. The vision of The Ruth House was that of Jeff and Maribeth Achterberg to establish a nonprofit charity whose mission was to provide a nurturing, loving, Christian home environment for at-risk teenage girls ages 13 to 18. The picture was taken in front of The Sheltered Treasures Thrift Store in Ocean Isle Beach, located at 6885 Beach Drive SW, one of three thrift stores helping to fund Providence Home.

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BCWRT Draws Huge Audience More than 240 members and visitors attended the September 4 meeting of the Brunswick Civil War Round Table to hear the highly sought-after Civil War historian, author and researcher Robert E. L. Krick at Trinity United Methodist Church in Southport. The near capacity audience heard Krick’s presentation, which was entitled, “Stuart’s Last Ride: Sheridan’s Raid on Richmond and the Battle of Yellow Tavern.” The Round Table is a nonprofit organization with more than 430 members and it meets on the first Tuesday of each month. Everyone is welcome.

Titanic Program at the Museum of Coastal Carolina More than 100 people joined author and Samford University journalism professor Julie Hedgepeth Williams at the Museum of Coastal Carolina on July 24 when she discussed the incredible story of her great-uncle, his wife and their 10-month-old son, all of whom survived the Titanic disaster. Dressed in period costume, Williams spoke in detail about her great-uncle’s life, how he happened to be aboard the Titanic with his family, how the entire family managed to survive the disaster, and what happened to the family after the disaster. Williams tells this story in her latest book, A Rare Titanic Family: The Caldwells’ Story of Survival. Copies of the book are available for purchase in the museum’s gift shop. The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street in Ocean Isle Beach. For more information about hours, programs and admission prices visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.

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Rotary Club of Shallotte Names Rotarian of the Year The Rotary Club of Shallotte is pleased to name Norm Rogers as the Rotarian of the Year. Vince Bacchi, outgoing Rotary president, Jerry Hiester, past president, and Ellen Deaton, incoming president, presented Rogers with the award. The nominee for this award must have demonstrated exemplary humanitarian service with an emphasis on personal volunteer efforts and active involvement in helping others through Rotary. Pictured left to right: Vince Bacchi, Norm Rogers, Jerry Hiester and Ellen Deaton. Fall 2012

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CIS Celebrates Success for Middle School Students

Ingram Planetarium Gets New Hurricane Simulator

The results from this year’s Communities In Schools Action for Success Dropout Prevention Program shows that more than half of Action for Success students improved academically while Contributed Photo nearly all Action for Success students advanced to the next grade level. The results showed 66 percent of the students improved their studies, 80 percent improved their behavior and 98 percent were promoted to the next grade. According to a recent press release, CIS is diligently trying to expand the program to reach even more students at risk of dropping out. Currently, the Action for Success Dropout Prevention Program is offered at Cedar Grove, Leland and Shallotte middle schools. The program utilizes success coaches to case manage selected students and increase their chances of graduating high school on time. For more information visit www.cisbrunswick.org. Pictured: A student and mentor at Shallotte Middle School successfully build a model airplane.

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to experience Category 1 hurricane force winds, now you can. Come check out the new hurricane simulator at Ingram Planetarium and watch the display counter increase as wind speeds begin slowly and build to a maximum speed of 78 miles per hour (mph). Inside the hurricane simulator, you will actually experience Category 1 hurricane force winds in a safe, riskfree environment. The hurricane simulator is located in the Paul Dennis Science Hall at Ingram Planetarium. There is no charge to visit the Science Hall, but there is a $2 charge to use the hurricane simulator. The simulator accepts cash and credit cards. For more information, visit www.museumplanetarium.org.

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Founder of Comfort Socks Speaks to SBI Rotary Contributed Photo

South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club Recognizes Joe Godfrey Joe Godfrey of Sunset Beach was recently recognized by South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club as a Paul Harris Fellow. As part of the recognition he received a gold pin, a certificate from Rotary International and a medallion. The Paul Harris Fellow is a special recognition by Rotary of a member’s contribution to The Rotary Foundation. Charlene Godfrey presented the gold pin to her husband during the ceremony. The South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club also recently honored Godfrey as Rookie of the Year. The award is given each year to a new member who has contributed significant time and energy to club activities and who demonstrates the motto of “Service Above Self.” Godfrey is a district manager with Cavin’s Business Solutions in Wilmington and resides with his wife, Charlene, in Sunset Beach. Pictured left to right: Charlene Godfrey, Joe Godfrey and Mark McKeithan. 24

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Theresa Tese, founder of Comfort Socks, recently spoke to the members of the South Brunswick Islands (SBI) Rotary Club. Comfort Socks, a nonprofit organization founded in 2008, has collected approximately 40,000 pairs of new socks that have been Contributed Photo distributed to homeless people at shelters nationwide. Comfort Socks also provides socks for the annual Stand Down program for veterans. The organization collects new socks and requests they be men’s crew length, preferably cotton. Collection points for socks include Cheers Insurance (Shallotte and Sunset Beach), Dr. Satterwhite’s office (Shallotte and Southport) and Vision Square Eye Center (Shallotte and Southport). The SBI Rotary Club members will be donating socks at their next three club meetings. For more information about Comfort Socks, visit their website at www.comfortsocks.org. Pictured left to right: Theresa Tese, founder of Comfort Socks, and Mark McKeithan, vice president of The SBI Rotary Club.


Walmart Foundation Awards Grant to Local Nonprofit The Walmart Foundation and Shallotte Walmart recently informed the South Brunswick Interchurch Council (SBIC) that it was selected to receive a grant through the Local Community Contribution/Hunger Outreach Grant Program in the amount of $2,000. According to the foundation, SBIC is doing important work in the communities it serves, and the foundation was proud to be able to support SBIC’s efforts to create opportunities so that people can live better lives. The Walmart Local Community Contribution Program provides support to local nonprofit organizations, government agencies and K-12 schools and higher education institutions located in communities with Walmart Stores, Logistics Facilities or Sam’s Clubs.

Warrior Ride Diane Simpson (left) and Richard Mase (middle) of the Oak Island Police Department’s Civilian Volunteer Program teamed up with Sgt. Charlie Blalock to Contributed Photo honor wounded heroes at the 2012 Warrior Ride. The Warrior Ride is a nonprofit organization founded in Oak Island with a mission of rehabilitation for wounded war heroes. By implementing challenging adaptive bicycling and other morale-building events such as kayaking and golf, The Warrior Ride gives the nation’s wounded warriors an opportunity to be able to take pride in the skills they have and redefine their capabilities through accomplishment in an atmosphere of camaraderie and support. The Warrior Ride events take place in various locations throughout the United States. There is no cost to the Wounded Warriors to participate in “The Warrior Ride” events. All expenses are paid through donations and grants.

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Lemonade Sale Benefits Museum A 10-year-old girl from Austin, Texas, was so impressed by the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach that she decided to raise money for the museum by selling lemonade. While on vacation in Sandpiper Bay with her grandmother, young Chloe Crosby visited the museum twice and said it was the highlight of her trip. Chloe set up her homemade lemonade stand in her grandmother’s driveway on June 30, one of the hottest days of the summer, and almost immediately drew in thirsty customers. At $0.25 per glass, Chloe managed to raise just over $110, which her grandmother delivered to the museum. The Museum of Coastal Carolina would like to thank Chloe, her grandmother, her parents and all of the customers who stopped by for lemonade.

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Bald Head Island Golf Tournament Benefits Providence Home Bald Head Island Golf Club was the site of the annual Ladies’ Invitational Golf Tournament to benefit Providence Home. Baskets of school supplies were prepared for the Providence Home youth in residence, and a truckload of donated items was collected and delivered to Sheltered Treasures, the Providence Home thrift store in Southport. In addition, a generous check was shared with the family emergency teen shelter. Pictured left to right: Grace Lee and Pat Tucker, Providence Home Board of Directors members; Betty Lawrence, co-chair of the event; and Jason Heukleon, golf pro at Bald Head Island Golf Club.

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Business After Hours at Planet Fun/ Starz Grille Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce held its July Business After Hours at Planet Fun/Starz Grille, located at 349 Whiteville Road in Shallotte on July 26th. Planet Fun is Brunswick County’s largest family entertainment center and offers 32 lanes of bowling, a two-story laser tag arena, a nine-hole cosmic mini golf course, a redemption arcade, a soft playground, a pro shop and Starz Grille Family Restaurant. Starz Grille offers a wide variety of food choices for both lunch and dinner. Planet Fun is a great place to host a birthday party, school trip, kids camp and much more.

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Ribbon Cutting at Winey Bear Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Winey Bear on Friday, August 3 at 3 pm. Shop owner Sally Winey is a world-renowned teddy bear artist who specializes in caring for stuffed animals. From general cleaning and mending to reconstructive surgery, Sally offers a unique service to keep stuffed animal keepsakes looking like new. Sally also offers her own line of teddy bears, handmade in her workshop. Contributed Photo

Brunswick County Chamber Birthday Celebration Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 35th birthday on Tuesday, July 31 at their office at 4948 Main Street in Shallotte. Residents of the community were invited to come out and celebrate with cake, truffles, snacks and good company.

Ribbon Cutting for Thirty One Gifts Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Thirty One Gifts on Friday, July 27. Offering a variety of bags and organizational items, ThirtyOne Gifts has everything from functional totes to stylish purses. Amy Bland is the Independent Consultant for Thirty One Gifts. Fall 2012

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Interact Club of West Brunswick High School Welcomes New Board of Directors The South Brunswick Islands (SBI) Rotary Club hosted the Interact Club from West Brunswick High School (WBHS) when they recently installed their officers and board members. Interact is Rotary’s service club for youth ages 12 to 18. While the Interact Club of WBHS is self-governing and self-supporting, the SBI Rotary Club sponsors, supports and provides guidance to the club. Both clubs look forward to working on some joint projects in the coming year. Pictured left to right: Amber Hickman, public relations chair; Allison Brown, president; Amber Fulford, secretary; Dillon Priester, treasurer; Victoria Humphreys, historical recordings; Stephanie Karvosky, service chair; Emily Walters, administration chair; Andrew Arteagaharo, sergeant of arms. Not pictured: Khalil Gore, vice president, and Hannah Stocks, membership chair.

The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce assisted in a ribbon-cutting ceremony welcoming Dr. Paul A. Buongiorno, who has joined Dr. Jugta Kahai at Oak Island Pediatrics in serving Brunswick County. Dr. Buongiorno is Board Certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and has more than 25 years of clinical experience in the management of psychiatric disorders. He will provide psychiatric consultations and ongoing medication management for the treatment of psychiatric disorders including depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorders in adults. Dr. Buongiorno is presently engaged in full-time private practice and teaching psychology students and family practice residents. His research and clinical interests include the effect of untreated mood disorders and the subsequent neurocognitive deficits. He will be available at the 4734 Long Beach Road location in Southport on Friday and Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm. Pictured left to right: Jugta Kahai, MD, FAPA; Town of Oak Island Mayor Betty Wallace; N.C. Senator Bill Rabon; Jim Bradshaw of the Brunswick County Economic Development Commission; Paul A. Buongiorno, MD, FAPA; U.S. Congressman Mike McIntyre; and N.C. Representative Frank Iler.

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Ribbon Cutting for Beauty and Beyond “A Hair and Nail Salon” Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce held a ribboncutting ceremony for Beauty and Beyond “A Hair and Nail Salon” on October 3. Owners Sami Bracey and Heather Carter offer a full-service hair and nail salon. Offerings include men and women’s cuts and colors, perms, face waxing, manicures and pedicures. Beauty and Beyond is located at the Georgetown Center at 9222 Beach Drive 5-D in Calabash. 28

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Blue Sky Building Company, a local custom home builder, again took a top award at the North Carolina Home Builders Association’s 2012 STARS Awards Gala in Charlotte. Owners Luke & Sandy Perisich were included among building and real estate professionals from all over the state to be recognized as outstanding achievers in a variety of fields. At this statewide competition, Blue Sky was recognized as the Contributed Photo best in the state for “Best Single Family Home - $1 million and up.” This is the fourth year in a row that Blue Sky has brought home first place awards on a state level. This latest recognition comes less than a year after the two first place Diamond Awards that Blue Sky won in the 2011 Brunswick County Parade of Homes. The 2012 Brunswick County Parade of Homes starts Friday, October 19 and runs for two weekends. Blue Sky will have a home available for viewing in the prestigious Ocean Ridge Plantation golf community.


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Ribbon Cutting for North Brunswick Financial Alliance Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for North Brunswick Financial Alliance on Friday, September 14 at the chamber office, 4948 Main Street in Shallotte. Light refreshments were served while owners Terri Andress and Ken Schiess shared their expertise in business consulting, accounting, bookkeeping and financial planning.

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Business Before Hours at Ocean Trail Healthcare & Rehabilitation Members of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce had a productive start to their day by networking at the August Business Before Hours at the Ocean Trail Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center located at 630 Fodale Avenue in Southport.

Brunswick Women’s Center Welcomes Sara Brown The physicians of Brunswick Women’s Center are proud to welcome Sara Brown, a family nurse practitioner with more than 30 years of experience, to their group. Brown most recently practiced at Coastline Gynecology in Wilmington and also spent a number of years at New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s OB/GYN residency clinic. She is a graduate of the Contributed Photo Rex Hospital School of Nursing in Raleigh, N.C., and the family nurse practitioner program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, N.C. Brown joins Doctors Tracey McCarthy, Lee Toler, Edward Woo and Li Xu at Brunswick Women’s Center. She will see patients at the group’s Supply and Leland locations.

Business After Hours at Vision Square Eye Care Members of the SouthportOak Island Area Chamber of Commerce came out Contributed Photo to see and be seen at the September Business Networking After Hours hosted by Vision Square Eye Care, 1620 N. Howe Street in Southport. Karen Moshoures, Dr. Chris Moshoures, Dr. Kathy Deslauries, Dr. Stephanie Hardy and the entire staff of Vision Square Eye Care were gracious hosts, and Karen Moshoures presented a pair of Costa Del Mar sunglasses to the winner of the door prize, Barb Olsen-Gwin of Brunswick Flight School.

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The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony during a reception celebrating the grand opening of 8. The fine art gallery, located at 496 Long Beach Road, Suite 8, features an exhibition of works by Michelle Connolly, Claire Sallenger Martin & Charlie Perry through December 1. Pictured left to right: Jonathan Peele, chamber ambassador; Amanda Carbonell, chamber board member; Michelle Connolly, featured artist; Charlie Perry, featured artist; Clair Sallenger Martin, featured artist; Don Baker, owner; and Christy Jones, chamber ambassador.

Members of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce joined the staff and management at Ocean Trail Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to announce the opening of Ocean Trail Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center’s Independent Living Apartments. The apartments are located in the Ocean Trail Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center’s complex at 630 Fodale Avenue in Southport and include a private entrance, three meals per day, all utilities, cable TV, laundry, housekeeping and medication management.

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Charles Dickens Christmas Festival In the spirit of Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday and in celebration of his inspiration to enrich and transform lives through the arts, the Brunswick County Arts Council and the Town of Southport are offering a bicentennial Charles Dickens Christmas Festival in historic downtown Southport on Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1 from 1 to 9 pm. Many surprises will occur during this first-ever Charles Dickens Christmas Festival. “Stroll on the Streets” is a historic re-creation of a Dickens Village, with singers, actors, dancers, jugglers, town criers, puppeteers, merchants, storytellers and restaurateurs offering performances and culinary treats. Southport merchants and museums will extend their hours for the festival, and there will be a Christmas Tree and Wreath Contest. A candlelight ceremony and carols ’round the lighted Christmas Tree will close the festival. Inside Southport’s historic venues there will be other events that will transport you to the world of Charles Dickens. These include an Olde English Nativity Playlet at

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church; professional guest artist David Zum Brennan performing “A Night Before Christmas Carol” depiction of Charles Dickens’ life; guest speakers; musicians and singers; arts and crafts; Victorian games; performances by school groups; a display of Victorian collectibles; and many more offerings. Proceeds from the Charles Dickens Christmas Festival will help support arts education and arts organizations in Brunswick County. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 7 to 12. Children 6 and younger get in free. The price includes the two-day event for all venues and entertainment. Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.brunswickartscouncil.org. Or e-mail requests to artsinbc@gmail.com or call (910) 371-2641.

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Madonna Nash Concert Country music star Madonna Nash performed for an enthusiastic crowd at Brunswick Community College’s Odell Williamson Auditorium in Bolivia on August 24. The concert was a benefit for the Brunswick Christian Recovery Center, a nonprofit Christian-based ministry that serves those who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction. The program is a combination of faith-based counseling, Bible study and a traditional 12-step recovery plan in a six-week, residential treatment facility in Ash. Nash, who grew up in Wilmington, released her debut album Madonna Nash in November 2010. She was named the 2010 Female Country Artist of the Year.

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Little River ShrimpFest Residents and visitors chowed down and boogied at the Little River Chamber of Commerce’s 8th annual ShrimpFest event on Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14 in Little River, S.C. The event was held in a scenic setting under the live oaks on the historic Little River waterfront. ShrimpFest featured live entertainment, vendors, activities for children, a car show and, of course, fresh shrimp and seafood specialties. With a variety of music — pop, modern country, gospel, bluegrass, beach music and jazz — a good time was had by all. On Saturday, the lineup included Party Favor Band, Dino Capone’s School of Rock, Austin Mowery, Randy McQuay, (Root Soul Project,) Bibis Ellison, and straight from New Orleans, The Stooges Brass Band. On Sunday, the crowed enjoyed the sounds of nationally acclaimed Marlena Smalls and the Hallelujah Singers at a Gospel Hour, followed by Grasstowne and Mark Roberts (CBMA Winner Best New Artist). A new addition to the festival, a Shrimp & Grits Cook-Off was held at noon on Sunday, and the results were tasty!

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Over the past year in Brunswick County, new home sales and resales have steadily improved. Inventory (absorption rate) has decreased from 27.9 months in December 2011 to 17.7 percent in August 2012. Sales in August 2012 (297 units) were up 35 percent from August 2011 (220 units) and 10 percent from August 2007 (270 units). Sales for all of 2011 were 2,169 units, while sales through August of this year are already at 1,936 units, according to numbers from the Brunswick County Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service Trends report. Part of the reason for this growth appears to be the builders’ and developers’ rapid response to changing customer needs. Customers are more educated than in the past, relying heavily on the Internet to research locales and products before ever stepping foot in the county.

“We’ve learned to be more nimble,” says Shawn Horton of Trusst Builder Group, which builds in several neighborhoods including St. James, Brunswick Forest and Winding River and is also the developer of approximately 30 communities over the past few years. “Our company is building in more places than we had the opportunity to do before. In the past, we were locked in because of the market. We would buy land and camp out in one spot. Buyers are now looking for the best communities and the best land prices.” Because of that, Trusst launched the HouseCalls program in which they build on a lot already owned by the customer or they assist the customer in finding a site and then building on it. They maintain inventory in St. James and Winding River. They’re also in Leland and Brunswick Forest.

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Three of the top local builders and developers we surveyed — Trusst, St. James Plantation and Brunswick Forest — are significantly ahead of their sales goals for 2012 and ahead of last year’s sales. Trusst has sold more than 80 houses thus far this year, in prices ranging from $140,000 to $525,000 with a median price of $330,000, according to Horton. St. James Plantation has sold 124 new lots and homes plus 63 resales thus far. The average lot price is $95,000 with a range of $55,000 to $245,000. Average home prices are $355,000 with a range of $125,000 to $1,500,000, according to Bob Duffy, real estate general manager at St. James Plantation. Brunswick Forest has sold 140 homes and lots this year with a median price of $360,000 for the home/lot package, according to information provided by Brandy Marshall, marketing coordinator at Brunswick Forest. St. James sales are 40 percent above their year-to-date goals. “Our leads, tours and sales are outpacing last year,” Duffy says. Duffy believes the improvement is due in part to the strength of the educated consumer. Buyers are better qualified and better informed and they have studied the market extensively. St. James also has acknowledged the strong role of the Internet. “We’ve engaged folks in our social media–integrated website, which allows them to feel engaged with our active community even when they are from afar,” Duffy says. Duffy says there are also retirees who are experiencing “frugal fatigue” in that they have waited and waited for their home to sell and have grown tired of waiting. “They are pragmatic enough to know they’re not getting any younger,” says Duffy. “They know they need to make a move, whether they’ve sold their existing home or not.” Duffy also has seen an increase in pre-retirees purchasing homes to use for vacation while they complete their careers.

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“We’re still getting half-backs from Florida, and there is a resurgence of regional attention from Atlanta, Raleigh, Winston-Salem and folks from the mountains moving over here where the climate is much more moderate,” Duffy says. Horton agrees that the Internet has a strong influence on the success of the market. Earlier this year, he aligned his company with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage in order to maximize the power of the Internet for sales. “It made sense for us because I came from Sea Coast originally,” says Horton. “Sea Coast has taken advantage of the opportunities in this market to grow. Buyers are spending more time online and getting educated. They visit a few times online before they go in person, and Sea Coast has such a strong technology presence that they’re doing a good job of catching buyers.” Brunswick Forest has seen an increase in purchases of homes and homesites. “With the customers we talk to through the northeast and the region, their homes are selling,” says Jerry Helms, sales manager at Brunswick Forest. “They’re seeing themselves to have more of an appetite to get involved and purchase. Of course, we still get folks who tell us they want to move, but they have a house to sell. What we’re finding is that our lot sales have increased and a lot of those folks are purchasing homesites without selling their homes, whereas in 2009 and 2010, they were not going to do anything at all until they had sold their property. Now they’re doing home-equity loans and purchasing homesites they intend to build on two years from now.” Additionally, Helms is finding that he and his agents are spending a lot of time with each individual customer and working with them to understand what best fits their needs. “That means you really have to be in the relationship sales business,” says Helms.


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Savvy builders and developers must continually evaluate their product lines and shift their products to meet consumer needs. “We constantly listen to our clients, and if they say they want smaller square footage or they want a certain price point, we try to develop our product offering and our home styles based on what the customer wants,” Helms says. St. James has responded to customers by diversifying their product offerings to include condos, twin villas, cottage homes and semi-custom homes in addition to lot sales. “We’re seeing people buying cottages, townhomes and homes at an almost two to one margin over the lots,” says Duffy. “We’ve altered our product line by knowing what empty nesters are looking for. People want to be able to enjoy it. They’ve waited so long; they don’t want to buy a lot and sit on it.” St. James has also taken advantage of its geography and size to offer amenities such as boating and fishing. Sales of dry-dock storage and wet slips for boats have increased, according to Duffy.

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Horton’s company was able to purchase and repackage a subdivision, which it launched as Hearthstone. Full-scale promotion will begin shortly. Another piece of the sales success is the level of infrastructure and amenities in these communities. “Most of our customers are looking for highly amenitized communities,” says Helms. From that standpoint, Brunswick Forest is in competition with St. James locally, but they are also in competition with Hilton Head and other resort locations nationally. Horton predicts steady growth for the coming year. “We are busy,” says Horton. “My biggest fear is a lack of inventory once everything gets bought up. What people are buying land for is ridiculous. I see home sites selling for less than I know it costs to develop it. What happens when all that goes away?” At a recent homebuilders association conference, Charles Edsel, chairman of MarketGraphics Research Group, said that by 2017 demand will outpace supply by 2.9 million lots nationally. He also said single-family home prices will go up 6 to


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8 percent in the next two years and that mortgage rates will increase in the same time period. A recent Wall Street Journal article stated that “economists are increasingly confident that home prices have bottomed out.” The article quoted CoreLogic’s chief economist Mark Fleming as saying, “we have a much better supply and demand dynamic” than in previous years. Whether that plays out locally is still to be seen, and there are literally hundreds of developed or partially developed lots in the county, many of those in failed subdivisions that developers have pulled off the market to wait for a resurgence. Bringing those lots online could be a game changer, but it’s not likely to happen until the inventory of bank-owned and under-priced lots is gone. Horton, Helms and Duffy are all optimistic. “We expect to be an integral part of the expanded growth of the coastal Carolina region,” Duffy says. He expects consistent growth for the community and the club. Horton expects steady growth for his company and the market, and Helms expects Brunswick Forest to remain ahead of pace for 2012 and to see an increase in sales again in 2013. n

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Currently she’s preparing for a string of fund-raising events to help fund the cause. Fall is a busy time for Wade, but it’s good, she says. She needs the momentum of September and October to continue the fight into the next year. As new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to exceed 226,000 in 2012, more than 6,000 women are expected to be diagnosed in our state alone. According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, more than 1,000 of those women will die due to the disease. The good news is that cancer deaths have been declining in the United States since the 1990s. The bad news is that the

Above: The cost of treatment can be one of the most daunting aspects of breast cancer, and that’s where the Pretty in Pink Foundation helps out.

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cost of treatment has risen dramatically. As medical science continues to advance, treatments have become more high-tech and have risen out of many patients’ price range. Add in the recent economic downturn and you have a tragically ironic dilemma. Now that the world is finally making a dent in the treatment of cancer, people can’t afford it. “When you get a diagnosis of breast cancer, from start to finish, it could be anywhere from $400,000 to $800,000 [to treat],” explains Joy. “Most people don’t have that kind of money.” According to a 2009 survey by the American Cancer Society, 20 percent of people with health insurance could not afford to pay for life-saving cancer treatments. One can imagine how grave the figures are for those without coverage. It seems that money, not medical science is the major obstacle for breast cancer patients. That’s where the Pretty in Pink Foundation comes in. Eight years ago, Dr. Lisa Tolnitch, a surgeon from Raleigh, began noticing a disturbing trend among her breast cancer patients. After giving them their diagnoses and discussing treatment plans, the patients would fail to show up. Once Dr. Tolnitch realized that the reason for their absence was their inability to pay, she made it a personal goal to help at least 10

women per year by offering free breast cancer treatment. Once the word got out, the demand for Dr. Tolnitch’s generosity was overwhelming. In May of 2004 Dr. Tolnitch filed for nonprofit status, and the Pretty in Pink Foundation was formed. The foundation’s mission is simple: to ensure that quality, life-saving medical treatment is available to breast cancer patients residing in North Carolina, regardless of their ability to pay. Whether it’s for radiation treatment, chemotherapy, office co-payments or life-saving surgery, the Pretty in Pink Foundation (PIPF) will do whatever they can to cover the tab. The way it works is fairly simple. When a breast cancer patient teams up with PIPF, they receive a card similar to an insurance card, which they present to their medical facility. The medical facility will then bill PIPF directly, and the foundation will send a check to cover the eligible services. The patient can focus on getting well, rather than stressing over astronomical medical bills. “This is what makes us very unique,” says Wade. “We are a direct service organization, which is very different than a lot of the other ‘pink’ brand organizations. We partner with the medical facilities, who give us a certain amount of free or reduced services for our champions.”

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Pretty in Pink Foundation: Where the Money Goes Below: Joy Wade is the program manager for the southeast division of Pretty in Pink, a North Carolina-based organization.

• In 2011 the Pretty in Pink Foundation, along with partnered medical facilities, helped 457 women across the state of North Carolina and helped provide $24 million in free services for lifesaving breast cancer treatment. • 90% of money raised goes to patient care • 10% of money raised goes to overhead • 100% of money raised stays in North Carolina

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Wade goes on to explain that after the free and reduced services have been used, the foundation will pay the Medicare rate that the medical facilities would charge Medicare patients. “Even for chemotherapy, we will pay the Medicaid rate for the administration of that,” says Wade. There are a few stipulations for receiving financial aid through PIPF. Covered costs only apply to life-saving medical treatment, and assistance is only provided from the time of application approval (i.e., not retroactively). Patients must be in some phase of active treatment for breast cancer and they must reside in North Carolina. There are some income guidelines, but according to Wade, each application is reviewed on a case-bycase basis. PIPF champions can be of any age, any sex (yes, men can get breast cancer, too) and they can be insured or uninsured. “In the last couple of years, we’ve been getting more and more calls from people who are insured,” says Wade. “Because even if you’ve got insurance, the deductible that you’ve got to pay could be $5,000 and not a lot of people have that kind of money in their pocket.” Although financial support is the backbone of the organization’s efforts, Wade and the rest of the PIPF team understand that living with breast cancer also requires emotional support. To meet this need, PIPF offers a sub-program called Beyond the Ribbon, which focuses on counseling and lifestyle support —services that may be less costly but no less critical to a patient’s well-being. The benefits offered through Beyond the Ribbon are numerous, and thanks to dedicated volunteers and grants from the local business community, PIPF champions can have access to several products and services at little to no cost.


A few examples include free wigs for chemotherapy patients, free or reducedcost fittings for mastectomy bras and prosthesis, free or reduced-cost lymphedema garments, first response counseling after diagnosis, volunteer house cleaning and volunteer cooking. “Beyond the Ribbon helps with the extra things that our champions may just need a hand with,” says Wade. “Just day to day life.” Then there’s the sub-sub-program known as Beyond the Ribbon: Wishes, which Wade says is one of her favorite parts of the foundation. Wade explains that this program is similar to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, but on a smaller scale. Beyond the Ribbon: Wishes allows PIPF champions a chance to get out and do something fun at no cost to them. As a recent example, Ann, a PIPF champion and volunteer, recently expressed an interest in learning how to do stand-up paddle boarding. According to Wade, Ann spent most of her summer going through chemotherapy, which caused

her to miss out on a lot of fun summertime activities. “That’s when the brain just started clicking,” says Wade. “I thought, ‘I’m going to make that happen.’” Wade made a call to Carolina Paddle Board Company in Wrightsville Beach and before they knew it, Ann’s wish came true and it didn’t cost her a cent. Wade takes pleasure in improving the lives of others. However, her enthusiasm is paired with a sense of

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don’t go to bed until 2 am,” says Ocean Isle Beach’s Miller Pope. “I guess you’d say I’m one of the artistic types.” To call Pope an “artistic type” wouldn’t do him justice. This 83-year-old served in World War II, illustrated a set of encyclopedias (remember those?), was a sought-after artist during the golden age of advertising, was a Mad Men–style ad agency executive on New York’s Madison Avenue and started (and sold) his own publishing industry art-production facility, all before he discovered the beauty of the South Brunswick Islands, created a real estate empire of sorts and wrote his autobiography.

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When he and his wife, Helen, discovered Ocean Isle Beach in 1969, they stood in the surf and she turned to him and said, “Miller, this is where I want to be.” That was all it took. After they returned to New York, they called Realtors in the Brunswick area. Helen came back, toured properties and purchased a lot. Pope designed a house, his father came down to build it, and that was that. Once they moved here, Pope didn’t slow down. On his father’s recommendation, he’d purchased three more oceanfront lots and put buildings on each of them. The Four Winds were born. Pope gradually expanded his operation to include a 12-unit complex known as The Trade Winds and then grew more to include East Winds, West Winds and Sea Winds. Suddenly he’d built a little empire. But real estate wasn’t Pope’s passion. “Unless I’m doing something creative, I’m not happy,” he says.

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So, naturally, he returned to his roots and began illustrating. First, he illustrated books about pirates and pirate ships, and eventually he did a memoir — Confessions of a Mad Man — and several books of history written with Jacqueline DeGroot. Pope’s long career as an illustrator started in Greenville, South Carolina, where he drew as a child. Too young to join the military when World War II started, Pope waited until he was eligible then signed up. He found a home in the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and before he could be sent to Europe or the Pacific Theatre, some of his sketches were sent up the command chain. They caught the eye of someone at Leatherneck, the USMC’s magazine. Pope spent his time in the war stateside, illustrating Leatherneck. His career was born.

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After the war, Pope moved back to Greenville where he went to college on the G.I. Bill in the mornings and worked as a freelance illustrator for two ad agencies in the afternoon. In 1949 he and a friend decided to move to New York. He struggled at first but quickly found his footing when he joined an advertising agency. He moved quickly to partner and began living the Mad Men–style dream — a fancy Madison Avenue office and a thick portfolio of clients. Pope married Helen and they moved to Connecticut, where they planned to raise a family. “It was just too hard to raise a kid in the city,” he says. “I was from the country, so I wanted my kids to have the room to run and play and you can’t find that in Manhattan.” Over time, the daily commute to his office became too much. Pope sold his partnership and set up shop in his studio in Connecticut. “That was the best move I made,” Pope says. “I was able to spend more time with my family and I only had to go into the city once or twice every couple of weeks. I still made as much money and because Connecticut was so much cheaper than


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Manhattan, it felt like I got a raise.” For the next few years, Pope continued his freelance work, providing illustrations to The Saturday Evening Post (where Norman Rockwell’s glimpses of American life graced the cover frequently) and Reader’s Digest as well as a number of textbooks and novel covers. “In those days it was far too expensive and complicated to use a photograph on the cover of a book or as interior art,” Pope says. “For a book cover, I’d have models come to a studio and pose on a set I’d had built that resembled something from the book. I’d take pictures of them, do some sketches and color studies, then develop the photo and paint from that. Illustrations worked the same way — models would pose, you’d take some pictures, then you’re off to illustrate. It’s how everything was done at the time.”

From his time as a partner in an ad agency and time as an art director, Pope knew the cost associated with producing art for ads, books and magazines, and he saw another opportunity. “Working on Madison Avenue, you have all the artists who can’t afford to live in Manhattan, they commute in from all over, so they don’t even get to work until 10 or 10:30 [am], then it’s coffee and Danish, then they’d work for an hour, break for lunch — which almost always meant a martini — then back to the office to work until 4 [pm], when they’d rush out the door to make the next train home,” Pope recalls. “You’d get three, maybe four hours of work out of them in a day. I knew from freelancing that this was crazy and inefficient. I came up with the idea of starting a company that delivered art to all the ad agencies. I mentioned it to a friend and fellow Mad Man, and he set the wheels in motion.”


Before long, Pope and his partner had set up shop in Connecticut and began taking on clients. In a flash word got around that Pope’s company could save 30 percent or more on production costs (and still make a profit), and soon they had more work than they’d imagined. But again, after a few years, a sort of malaise set in and the business wasn’t enough for Pope. “I’m one hell of an entrepreneur and one lousy manager,” he says. “So I knew something had to change again.” In 1956 Pope moved his family to St. Kitts. “I wanted to try a tropical island,” he says. “But I discovered that I couldn’t live on an island, the separation and isolation, they were too much for me.” They moved back to the States. Then, in 1969, Pope planned a trip to Clemson, S.C., to visit relatives and his wife wanted to join him. They decided to spend some time in Myrtle Beach and extend their stay. “I’d bummed around Myrtle [Beach] as

a teenager and I really liked it there,” says Pope. “So I told my sister to rent a big house there and we’d all get together at the beach. She laughed at me and said it was too crowded there, but she knew another beach in North Carolina where we could go. That’s how we ended up at Ocean Isle Beach.” Pope’s family rented a house — “the biggest one on the island” — and fell in love with the place. That’s where Helen told him it was time to really truly settle down and this was the place. Once the Popes decided on Ocean Isle Beach, found a lot, built a house and moved here for good, he was ready to “retire.” His friends thought he was crazy. “They all said, ‘You’ll miss the city’ and ‘Who are you gonna talk to down there?’” he says. “But I never had a problem finding friends and before long we were hosting parties at our house and we became part of the landscape in Ocean Isle Beach.”

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As Pope was developing The Winds complex of 14 properties, Helen was busy helping organize the South Brunswick Chamber of Commerce. A copywriter by trade, she, like her husband, always had a creative streak and decided it was time to market the area in the right way, not only to get visitors into the properties her family owned, but also to benefit all of the businesses and help the area grow. Helen coined the term “South Brunswick Islands” and encouraged tourism officials to include the road to Ocean Isle Beach on the state’s maps. “She organized golf trips for illustrators and cartoonists from back home and worked tirelessly to promote the area,” says Pope. “You’d never meet a fiercer champion for North Carolina. She adopted this state, this county and this beach as her own and told everyone she met about the wonderful people and beautiful beaches here.”

Helen passed away in 2003, but she left an indelible mark on the area and on her husband. There’s much more to Pope’s story. His autobiography, Confessions of a Mad Man, details his time on Madison Avenue as an advertising big shot, but it only tells part of his tale. The man is full of adventures, like the time he almost bought a castle (“It would’ve been too expensive to rebuild”), the trip across the United States following a fascination for Native Americans (it resulted in a substantial book sale) and his work on what was at the time the largest full-color print project in history (the 10,000-plus page Grolier’s Book of Knowledge series). And, of course, there are more stories to come, based on whatever he’s up to next. Pope may not sleep much, but no one could ever say that he spends his time idly. Given all that he has done in his career and his life, it looks like he put all those late nights to good use. n


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1913.

“It was the best the peanuts, and that made it of times, it was impossible for us to blow them the worst of times,” to quote up to burst.” Charles Dickens. It was the year The Amuzu has a history of that the federal income tax was supporting worthwhile causes. signed into law (at 1%). The first In 1939 singer Gene Austin sedan (a Hudson) was introduced appeared in person with jazz at a car show. And the first two musicians Candy and Coco for a movie houses in America were benefit concert and to honor his opened, one in the metropolis of friend W. B. Keziah, editor of the Manhattan and the other in the State Port Pilot. In 1944 the Amuzu little town of Southport, N.C. held a special showing of a War Mayor Price Furpless and Bond premier movie, and the C. E. Gause built the movie admission was the purchase of a War house in Southport and Bond. In 1949 they donated a night’s S outhport’s operated it until the town proceeds to Dosher Memorial Am 100 years. uzu Theater will so o T n h is photo w ce outgrew it. Then they built a Hospital. And according to The State as taken in lebrate 1961. new, larger “palace of Port Pilot’s book “The Way It Was,” entertainment” on the lot next door and opened it in 1918 some older residents recall receiving as the Amuzu Theater. That is pronounced “a-MUSE-u,” as free tickets to the movies for turning in tin cans to help in “entertain you.” The name was selected as the winning reduce mosquito breeding in town. No explanation was given entry in a “name the theater” contest. for exactly how or why that worked. The Amuzu has been owned and operated by the Furpless Bill recalls that his father was always very generous. family ever since. Price Furpless’s grandson Bill Furpless and “He used to let kids in free on their birthday, until he his mother took over the theater after Bill’s dad died in 1962, noticed that some kids had quite a few birthdays in one year,” and they operated it for the next 18 years, until Bill decided says Bill. “And from then on they all had to pay the full price to close it in 1980 for economic reasons. – nine cents.” As the years went by, Bill realized that he just couldn’t give The theater has been featured in several films, including up his family heritage and this vital piece of Southport Crimes of the Heart, I Know What You Did Last Summer and, history. In reading the comments preserved in well-known more recently, The Secret Life of Bees. It has always been a local historian Bill Reaves’ three-volume set of chronologies point of interest for walking tours. of Southport, one can understand why Bill Furpless is so Bill and his wife, Cathy, hope they can continue to make motivated to renovate the building and revitalize the improvements to the building and restore its prominent place in sentiment that was so much a part of not only his childhood, the community. Website postings from all over the country have but also the Southport community. poured in, fondly recalling past experiences there and One of Reaves’ volumes tells the story of Tex Sherrill, a encouraging the Furplesses in their effort to restore the theater. mountain boy who came to Southport as part of the Civilian Cathy and Bill reopened the doors in 2005 and put on a Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1935. He is quoted as saying, series of plays and concerts to raise money for the restoration. “We used to buy peanuts just so we could have the bags to However, the building had some pretty severe physical pop during the scary scenes in the show, but Mrs. Lillie limitations, such as insufficient air conditioning and no Furpless soon put a stop to that. She used to take a pair of restrooms, so the response to those early shows was mixed. scissors and cut a couple of slits in the bags before she put in But it isn’t anymore. Recent improvements to the building

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have resulted in sold-out performances. Two handicappedaccessible restrooms were added in 2012, the air-conditioning and heating systems have been upgraded, and a new roof was put on in 2010. The Furplesses have also remodeled the front entrance, added new seating and enhanced the sound and lighting systems. Amuzu fan and faithful supporter Nancy Adelis explains it this way: “As their services have improved, the number of patrons has increased. As the number of patrons has increased, the quality of the shows has increased.” Cathy agrees. “It’s amazing,” Cathy says. “All these talented people are coming out of the woodwork. And they’re all from Brunswick County, which makes me so happy.” The most recent show at the Amuzu was sold out for all six performances and returned by popular demand a few weeks later for a third weekend, which was sold out a week before opening night. Recurring audiences for future shows will recognize many of the regulars in the orchestra, like Jack Burnish on the saxophone, Connie O’Bryan on the drums, Steve O’Bryan on the bass guitar, Stanley Mandell playing the violin and the 72

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harmonica and, of course, Cathy Furpless at the keyboard. They will also hear the fine voices of soloists Ron Thompson, Danny Davis, Andy (Elvis) Williams, Steve O’Bryan and Laura Furpless. While the renovations have made a great difference, there is still more to be done. The stage needs to be rebuilt, and the actors need larger dressing rooms. The current seating capacity is about 110. Bill would like to jack that up to 160 or so. The façade also needs some attention, although Bill is quick to say, “We never want to change the fancy metal work, but the sign needs some repair, and we would like to add a marquee.” The next production at the Amuzu will be a Christmas show. The details were being worked out at this writing, but Cathy says it will be a mix of Christmas music from the traditional carols to modern tunes and, of course, a reenactment of the story of Jesus’ birth. 2013 will be the 100th anniversary of the Furpless family being in the movie/theater business. Cathy is not saying what she has in mind to commemorate the occasion, but it is pretty likely that she and Bill will do something special to honor the Amuzu’s return as “the crown jewel of Southport,” 100 years later. n


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2012 Hoka Hey Challenge. This time-limited, cross-country motorcycle event raises money and attention for the Lakota people on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. For Hunter, this challenge was much more. In addition to helping raise money to benefit the Hope Harbor Home Domestic Violence Shelter in Brunswick County, Hunter was able to prove to his youngest daughter that he is not too old. Hunter learned about the Hoka Hey Challenge in The Carolinas Full Throttle magazine. When he told his grandson that it might be fun to enter, his daughter said that he was too old. “I signed up the next day,” Hunter says with a laugh. He has been riding motorcycles since he was 15 years old. He bought his first motorcycle, a 1947 Indian, at an auction for $25. “I wish I had it now,” he says fondly. Hunter considers himself a longdistance rider and has logged more than 76

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150,000 miles to date. He often attends the famous Harley rally in Sturgis, South Dakota. He is a charter member of the Harley Owners Group at Beach House Harley-Davidson in Shallotte and is grateful for the support of the folks there, especially the mechanics who tuned his bike and offered tips for the grueling Hoka Hey ride. “The advice those guys gave me was really valuable,” Hunter says.

A native of Freeport, Maine, Hunter first came to the Carolinas in the 1950s while serving in the Marines. He returned in 1982 and began working as a detective for the Brunswick County Sheriff ’s Department. His wife, Marie, owns Mar Coupe Hair Designs in Shallotte, and many of her clients donated to Hope Harbor on behalf of Hunter’s ride. The Hunters have five children, eight grandchildren and one


This spread: Tom Hunter of Ocean Isle Beach rode his 2003 Harley Electra Glide from Las Vegas to Pennsylvania in eight days to raise money for Hope Harbor Home.

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great grandchild. One of their granddaughters has her own bike and has ridden beside Hunter to Sturgis on three trips. When Hunter left the Sheriff ’s Department, he joined the District Attorney’s office as an investigator for the Domestic Violence Unit. “We called it the Homicide Prevention Unit,” Hunter says. In 1996 he joined the board of Hope Harbor Home Domestic Violence Shelter and has been involved ever since. Riding in the Hoka Hey was a way to take a hobby he loves and put it to good use. “When Tom approached us about riding in the Hoka Hey Challenge, we were all really excited,” says Hope Harbor Executive Director Lynne Carlson, who has known Hunter for nearly two decades. “I had no doubt whatsoever that Tom would complete the course on time.” 2012 was the third year for the Hoka Hey. Ninety-one riders left the starting line in Las Vegas to begin the eight-day journey that wound across the central United States down to New Orleans, across the South and up through the Smokies and the Appalachians. The route is designed to ride through as many Indian reservations and national parks as possible. The finish line was located in the heart of Seneca Nation at Wolf ’s Run in western New York. On day eight, riders were given a 14-hour window to cross the finish line. Only 31 riders finished in the allotted time, and Hunter was among this group, finishing within the last four hours of the window. “He called me from New York and said he made it – we were all really proud of him,” says Tommy Griffin, Hope Harbor program director. “At 70 years old, that is an awesome accomplishment and a real reflection on his character.”

Top: Hunter, 70, on the road. Middle: Hunter slept on his bike and ate meals while driving. Bottom: Back at home in Ocean Isle with Lynn Carlson and Tommy Griffin of Hope Harbor Home.

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The Hoka Hey is a long and hard ride. Challengers rode up to 20 hours per day to make the finish. They stopped only to sleep or gas up. They didn’t stop for meals. “We ate beef jerky and protein bars as we rode,” Hunter says. Hunter wore a flashlight around his neck to see the route directions that he taped to his gas tank. He even rigged a plywood brace to hold him on his bike so he could sleep reclined on the seat for a few hours at a time when he stopped. Two things kept Hunter moving forward: “I knew that people were following the race online, and I knew that Hope Harbor was counting on me.” Since 1986 Hope Harbor Home has been a safe haven for domestic violence victims in Brunswick County. The shelter houses an average of 250 women and children per year and provides other domestic violence services to more than 1,000. Clients receive counseling, job training assistance and transportation to work if needed, while children participate in play therapy and other activities aimed at helping them recover from trauma. Male domestic violence victims are also served by the shelter; although they are housed offsite at a hotel or private accommodations, the men receive the same services as women. The shelter is funded mainly through grants, an annual golf fund-raiser and money generated from its four thrift stores in Holden Beach, Leland, Oak Island and Bolivia. The private, nonprofit agency is a tax-exempt 501(c) 3 corporation.

Above: Hunter was one of only 31 riders to finish the race in the allotted time and is the oldest rider to complete the challenge to date.

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Donations to Hope Harbor for Hunter’s ride in the Hoka Hey Challenge have been a much-needed blessing this year. He has raised $1,000 and counting as the money continues to come in. Aside from being an incredible challenge, for Hunter the event was a stunning experience. “The view from a motorcycle is like none other,” Hunter says. “You can feel it, you can hear it, you can smell it — like a field that was just cut or even a dairy farm.” Out on the open road, Hunter encountered an amazing variety of wildlife as well. “I saw armadillo, rabbit, coyote, deer and raccoon and thought I might have hit a small gator in Louisiana,” he says. “But that could have just been a bump in the road.” He also saw an elk running along beside his motorcycle. That experience didn’t compare to the final hours of his trip near the Allegheny National Forest in western Pennsylvania, when he needed a pit stop. Just as he got off his bike, a baby black bear approached. Alone and with only a motorcycle for protection, Tom hit the road quickly, knowing the mother bear was somewhere nearby. Hunter was so exhausted when he hit the finish line in New York that he couldn’t put his own kickstand down. That’s when a group of riders came over to help him off the bike. When Hunter finally got off his bike, one of the riders handed him a cell phone and said, “Call your daughter!” “The veteran riders were really wonderful,” Hunter says. “It becomes a brotherhood.” Hunter learned that he was the oldest rider and the only great-grandfather to complete the challenge to date. In June 2013 the Hoka Hey Challenge will enter its fourth and last year. The number four is sacred to the Lakota – it represents the fulfillment of a dream. When asked if he plans to compete in the last challenge, Tom gives it a bit of thought. He rode from Ocean Isle Beach to Las Vegas, completed the Hoka Hey Challenge, and then rode from Western New York back to Ocean Isle Beach, logging 9,802 miles within three weeks. With a great big Irish smile Hunter says, “Ask me again in six months.” For more information about the Hoka Hey Challenge, visit www.HokaHeyChallenge.com. To make a tax deductible donation to Hope Harbor Home, call (910) 754-5726. n


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The new center offers respite care for families who need to be away from home or are unable to care for a family member at the home for a short time. Acute care is also provided for pain and symptom management and for end-of-life care. The new SECU Hospice House of Brunswick has the feeling of a cozy Swiss chalet. The design is intended to portray a coastal style with a modern barn effect. The exterior colors are a brilliant yellow and red. The rocking chairs on the front porch say “welcome home,� as do the beautiful courtyard areas and solace rooms.

This page: The SECU Hospice House of Brunswick is the third such care center built by the Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter. The other two are in Wilmington and Whiteville.

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Every possible convenience has been provided for with in-depth thought to the complications of caretaking. The bedrooms are spacious and attractive, and there are areas for family members who wish to remain in the facility overnight. Wall hangings and decorations are unique and eye-catching, and there is a delightful area for children with a large outside play area. The outside gardens and flowers also generate the feeling of serenity. The tile wall — “Impressions” — was created to enable anyone to purchase a tribute tile. The tiles create an impressive wave effect. Relative to the children who have suffered the loss of a loved one, Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center of Brunswick County plans to initiate Sunshine Camp this fall. In the camp children learn to understand their grief and acquire coping skills for now and in their future lives. Children are able to tell their own stories, in confidentiality, and grasp the real meaning of trust. They learn that death is a natural process. Patient meals are an important part of patient care, and the meals at the Hospice Care Center are prepared by the

Top: Patient Care Services Billie J. McDonough in front of the wall of memorial tiles.

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Below: left to right, SECU Hospice House of Brunswick staff members Billie J. McDonough, director of Patient Care Services; Carrie Brittain, CNA; and Joann Guyton, CNA.

Brunswick Novant Medical Center with patient preferences and tolerances in mind. Family meals are contributed by various organizations and are called Meals of Love. There are many volunteers involved in this outstanding program. The lovely site for the Hospice Care Center was donated to Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter by local businessman Louie Lewis and enhanced with a donation of $1 million from the SECU (State Employees Credit Union) Foundation. The Family Wing has been named in honor of Lewis and includes living room, kitchen and dining areas with a stunning fireplace. It’s a perfect gathering place for visitors and family members. Countless organizations and individuals were involved with fund86

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their efforts are and how they consider it a privilege and honor to provide quality care to those with a life-limiting illness. Hospice employees often maintain ongoing communication with the family after a patient has passed away. Billie J. McDonough, director of Patient Care Services at the Hospice Care Center, is one of those employees who loves her job. She highlights the goals of pain and symptom management, psychosocial support

and family support, with a holistic approach. She finds her work the most rewarding work she has ever done. Many family members go on to donate to hospice or serve as a volunteer due to their moving experience with their loved one in hospice care. Critical to the success of hospice is the importance of contacting them early on in a patient’s illness, just after a physician has suggested hospice be called in to assist. This gives the family


members and patients more time to adjust to this wonderful focus on the beauty of life in all of its stages. There are some common misconceptions about hospice care. Many feel that it is limited to cancer patients, but in fact hospice cares for people with many life-limiting illnesses — heart, lung and kidney diseases, dementia and Alzheimer’s among them. Family members continually comment on the generosity, kindness, warmth and thoughtfulness of hospice personnel and share how much they were helped in coping with their own anxieties and concerns. Hospice clarifies each situation with a loving touch and hand-holding attitude. Caretakers gain mental and physical strength with hospice assisting and guiding them, and it enhances their time with an ill family member. Many families consider hospice workers to be “angels� and it is difficult to find a more suitable reference. Personally, my mother was in hospice care while spending the last year of her life in a nursing home facility. Her face would light up each time one of her hospice “angels� appeared at her door to give her comfort and attention. I still routinely receive lovely notes from those who attended to her. Each one inspires happy memories of my mother’s time spent in their care. Hospice and the angels who conduct the caring and comforting seem to work hand-in-hand for a beautiful experience at a challenging time in life. When you walk through the doors of the beautiful new SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, you will immediately feel the serenity. Each room carries that special feeling and you will feel that you have made the right decision for care for your beloved family member. The arms of hospice will immediately gather you into their loving family. n

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Sally Winey

Southport’s Teddy Bear Entrepreneur STORY and PHOTOGRAPHY BY Carolyn Bowers

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Clockwise from top left: Winey demonstrates how heart patients should hold Sir Cough-a-Lot to minimize their pain when they cough; Winey holds her favorite bear, Sam. When asked why he is her favorite, she said, “He hugs you. What more could you want in a bear?”; Winey sews at her 1886 Singer sewing machine, the only machine she has ever owned.

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known teddy bear design artist. Founder and sole owner of two highly successful teddy bear businesses. Small business bellwether for the U.S. economy. Sally Winey recently relocated her Sally Winey Bears business to Olde Southport Village off Howe Street in Southport. Actually, both of her businesses are there, in what she calls her “working studio.” Winey designs and makes limited-edition bears for individuals and events. She also makes customized keepsakes out of material provided by the customer. But she is probably best known as the teddy bear doctor. Winey repairs and rejuvenates old, beat-up bears and other stuffed animals if their owners just can’t part with them. In a strong economy, Winey emphasizes the expensive limited-edition bear business. During hard times, she pushes the repair business. If she had an MBA, she would talk about how she has created a counter-cyclical business and made herself recession-proof. But instead, she modestly says, “I just go with the flow.” Economic forecasters take note: While Winey’s teddy bear repair business has been in the forefront for the last several years, the limited-edition business is beginning to pick up. That may be a more reliable leading indicator than the ones the government uses to forecast where the U.S. economy is headed. Winey’s teddy bear business began the day after she came home from the hospital with her third child. A friend had suggested that she give her two older children a doll before she brought their sibling home. She didn’t have the money to buy them a doll or the time to make them. So the day after she got home, she made three little teddy bears. And, unbeknownst to her at the time, an amazing career was suddenly launched. A career that would span three decades, throw her family into bankruptcy, be restructured and reborn several times, take her all over the world and make her one of the foremost teddy bear designers of all time. Winey’s career jump started in 1988 when two heart doctors asked her to make a bear/pillow that recovering heart patients could squeeze against their chest to mitigate the pain when they coughed. Winey came up with “Sir Cough-a-Lot.” That business was eventually sold, and the new owners

Above: The Winey Bears booth displays the limited edition July 4th bears at the filming of the movie “Safe Haven.” Middle: This little guy is one of nine keepsake bears made from the customer’s mother’s chenille bedspread. Bottom: This is one of Winey’s Rainbow Series Bears. He is made of mohair that has been air brushed with different colors. 92

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outsourced the bear manufacturing to China. Today, almost 25 years later, Sir Cough-a-Lot bears are still being given to heart transplant patients in hospitals all over the country. Although she no longer gets any revenue from her original design, Winey says, “I know in my heart that I have helped a lot of people, and that is good enough for me.” Another defining moment came when Winey tried to enter a show for teddy bear artists. She was denied because, at that point, she wasn’t nationally known. However, the committee did agree to let her come as the repair doctor. In her characteristic, “I can parlay this into something more” fashion, she reasoned that one could certainly expect to see pregnant bears in a bear hospital. So she made a line of pregnant bears — and sold them all. And that was the last time that anybody ever told Sally Winey she couldn’t enter a bear artists’ show! As her business grew, Winey enlisted her family to help out. Her daughters helped cut out, stuff and assemble the bears’ body parts, and her son and husband did the heavy lifting every time she needed her equipment moved. Occasionally even a neighbor or two got involved when she was in danger of missing a deadline. Winey gets a bit mistyeyed when she recalls these fond memories from yesteryear. In addition to her obvious artistic ability and business acumen, Winey is the quintessential marketer. She has sold her bears on QVC and Home Shoppers Network, been featured on the Discovery Channel, produced a “how-to” video and written a book with her daughter Mindy. But the real coup is yet to come. When Winey met best-selling author William Forstchen by chance, he was surprised to learn that Winey was the one who had restored his daughter’s dinosaur after it had been lost for 19 years. He was evidently so impressed with Winey the person and Winey the bear artist that he invited her to collaborate with him on a children’s book about lost animals. She will make the stuffed animals and he will write the book. Working title, “Land of the Lost.” Publisher and publication date, as yet unknown. Huge sales, guaranteed. If you visit the Winey Bear shop in Southport you will see a collection of several hundred bears of all sizes and

Above and middle: Sally receives an animal in this condition. And turns it into this. Bottom: Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce officially opened Winey Bears in Southport with a ribbon cutting ceremony last August.

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descriptions, but that isn’t what will amaze you the most. The real attention-getter is watching Winey sew up a bear’s foot on her 1886 Singer Sewing machine. This is the only machine she has ever owned and the one she used to make all 20,000 handmade bears. Throughout her 30 years of business ups and downs, Winey has consistently supported her favorite

causes. She was instrumental in founding and funding Dove House, an advocacy center for abused children in Statesville, N.C. She also helped start the Polly KlaasKids Foundation, an organization formed to help prevent crimes against children. If you own a “Polly” Winey Bear, you, too, have helped support this organization. Financially speaking, Winey’s greatest contribution was the bear she

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Morgan Internal Medicine

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organ Internal Medicine is a group of dedicated healthcare professionals who are committed to providing excellent care to

the citizens of North Brunswick County. Located in the Brunswick Forest community, Morgan Internal Medicine proudly offers quality care with convenience. Morgan Internal Medicine (MIM) aims to provide a pleasant healthcare experience by combining good customer service with well-coordinated patient care and excellent internal medicine practices. Internal medicine refers to the practice of preventing and treating adult disease. Doctors of internal medicine, also referred to as internists (not to be confused with interns, who are in their first year of residency training) can offer a wide variety of services, since their training covers a broad scope of healthcare practices. Since 2006 MIM founder Dr. Alan Morgan, MD has been treating patients through a comprehensive selection of healthcare services. In CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

2010 Dr. Morgan joined forces with the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Physician Group and has been continuing his efforts to provide excellent medical care through some of following services:

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Nicole Charkoudian, MD recently joined Morgan Internal Medicine. the community continues to grow, the need for comprehensive internal medicine seems to have grown with it. “The community is growing and we are seeing an increase in patient care and needs,” says Audrey Wright, site manager. “Patients particularly like having easy access to us and diagnostic

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X-ray are just a few of the diagnostic services they provide.

care with specialists when needed.” This collaborative mindset, combined with the convenience of their location, has attracted a growing number of patients to MIM. And as 98

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2012 Dancing with the Brunswick Stars PHOTOGRAPHY BY Ronnie Holden The Foundation of Brunswick Community College held its wildly popular Dancing with the Brunswick Stars event on Friday, August 10 at Brunswick Community College in Supply. Twenty-two dancers wowed the crowds and helped raise money for student scholarships at BCC. Whitney Sauls and her partner took the top prize in the 2012 competition.

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what’s happening

“Good Wines for a Great Cause” Wine Tasting Thursdays Uncorked by the Sea will be hosting weekly wine tastings every Thursday from 5 to 7:30 pm with all proceeds benefitting a charitable organization. For only $5, try six different wine samples along with hors d’oeuvres and great company. As an added bonus, many area restaurants will waive the corkage fee if you dine with them after the tastings. Have a great appetizer recipe you’d like to share? Submit it to the email address below to be considered for publication in the Uncorked Seaside Entertaining cookbook.

Volunteers Needed for The First Tee of Brunswick County Ongoing The First Tee of Brunswick County is always looking for engaged, committed volunteers who are interested in impacting, influencing and inspiring young people through the game of golf. Volunteers do not need to be golfers; help is needed in administrative and miscellaneous support as well as coaching. Applications are available online. Information: Rebecca Albin, (910) 754-5288

Information: (910) 454-0633; recipe entries: info@uncorkedbythesea.com

Southeast Brunswick Civitan Club Inviting New Members First and third Thursdays If you’re interested in joining a group of South Brunswick residents who are committed to improving the community, consider joining the local chapter of Civitans. The Southeast Brunswick Civitan Club meets at Duffer’s Restaurant in Oak Island on the first and third Thursday of each month. Meetings are held in the dining room from noon to 1 pm. Lunch is served at 12:30 pm. Information: Kimberly Moore, (910) 278-6165; RSVP to sebcivitan@netzero.com

First Friday Gallery Walk First Fridays Enjoy wine and appetizers at several area galleries on the first Friday of each month. Browse the Franklin Square Gallery, Art @ 211, The Ricky Evans Gallery, Lantana’s Gallery and Southport’s Silver Coast Winery & Gallery. Admission is free. Information: (910) 547-5450

“Anything Goes” Multi-Artist Show at Sunset River Marketplace October 5 to November 3 Come down to the Sunset River Marketplace between October 5 and November 3 to experience “Anything Goes,” a multi-artist show featuring works by the gallery’s Art Matters studio group. Information: (910) 575-5999; www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com

Ann McCray’s Studio Clean-Out October 22 to November 17 Sunset River Marketplace, the eclectic art gallery in Calabash, will present a rare opportunity for art lovers to acquire pieces by local artist Ann McCray at greatly reduced prices. Ann McCray’s Studio Clean-Out will take place at the gallery from Monday, October 22 through Saturday, November 17 and will include a large selection of recent and earlier works by the artist. Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW (Highway 179) in Calabash. Regular hours are Monday through Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. For daily updates, Like the gallery’s page on Facebook. Information: (910) 575-5999; www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com

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Spooky Night at the Museum

Yoga Classes

October 25

Mondays & Wednesdays through November 28

The Museum of Coastal Carolina is hosting Spooky Night at the Museum on October 25 from 5:30 to 8 pm. Come trick or treat and see what freakish things are happening at the museum! Children and adults are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes (no adults in masks, please). Children should bring their own trick or treat bags. The Balloon Man will provide additional entertainment. Member and nonmember admission is $5. Kids age 2 and younger get in free. The museum will be closed during the day and will open at 5:30 in the evening. Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult. There will be one really scary room that young children will only be allowed to enter with parental permission. The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 E. Second Street in Ocean Isle Beach. Information: (910) 579-1016; www.museumplanetarium.org

A Day of Golf at Bald Head Island October 30 On Bald Head Island, golf is more than a game. It’s a sightseeing excursion! Come enjoy the undisturbed natural beauty of the area while playing on an 18-hole seaside golf course. The cost is $90 per person and includes ferry transportation, greens fee, cart fee and a boxed lunch. Space is limited, so advance registration is encouraged. The deadline to register is October 16.

If you’ve ever wanted to try yoga, now’s the perfect time. Classes will be held at the Brunswick Center at Southport, 1513 N. Howe Street, Suite 1. Classes will take place Mondays from 6:30 to 7:45 pm and Wednesdays from 1 to 2:15 pm through November 28. The cost to attend is $25/ month for one class, $40/month for two classes or $10/drop-in. Information: Debra Marlowe, (910) 253-2583

Veterans Rural Health Events October 24 The Fayetteville VA Medical Center Rural Health team is coming to enroll veterans in the VA Healthcare system and to promote healthcare education regarding diabetes, hypertension, women’s healthcare and more. If you are interested and have not already enrolled in the VA Healthcare system, bring a copy of your DD Form 214 and last year’s income information to be enrolled. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 24 from 11 am to noon at the Amenities Center in the Sandpiper Bay subdivision, 710 Sandpiper Bay Drive in Sunset Beach. Information: (910) 488-2120, ext. 5991

Information: Khrystye Haselden, (910) 253-2670

Charles Dickens Festival Costume Workshop

NC’s Green Swamp Trilogy Programs

October 24

November 10, December 8 & December 29 Join Museum of Coastal Carolina educator Ed Ovsenik as he presents a trilogy of programs about NC’s Green Swamp. The November 10 presentation will focus on geology and geography; the presentation on December 8 will focus on plants and animals; and the December 29 presentation will focus on indigenous people of the Green Swamp. All three programs begin at 11 am and last one hour. The museum is located at 21 E. Second Street in Ocean Isle Beach.

If you plan to attend the Charles Dickens Christmas Festival in Southport on November 30 or December 1 and are interested in joining the fun by wearing a 1800s-style outfit, you are invited to participate in a costume workshop. This class is free of charge and will provide a preview of English fashion from the Dickens era with a demonstration of simple and inexpensive accessories that can be made by hand at home. Handouts will be available. This workshop will be held on Wednesday, October 24 from 2 to 4 pm in the meeting room at The Fancy Flea Antique Mall on U.S. 17 in Shallotte. The number of attendees will be limited to 50.

Information: (910) 579-1016; www.museumplanetarium.org

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NC Festival by the Sea

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October 27 & 28

Tuesdays & Thursdays through December 20

The Holden Beach Merchants Association hosts this popular two-day event on the last weekend in October. The weekend kicks off with a parade down the Holden Beach causeway. This is the only day of the year that you can walk across the Holden Beach bridge, and each year several hundred people take that high altitude stroll to stake out the perfect spot to view the parade. Arts and crafts vendors are open from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday and 9 am to 4 pm on Sunday. Other activities include a horseshoe tournament, a sandcastle-building contest, face painting, kite flying, children’s rides and amusements and live musical entertainment both days at Holden Beach’s Pavilion. The North Carolina Festival by the Sea is a free event with plenty of free parking. Information: (910) 842-3828, www.hbmerch.com/events/nc-festival-by-the-sea

Black and White Masquerade Party October 26 Come enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine, music and dancing while benefitting New Hope Clinic, Inc. The event will take place from 7 to 10:30 pm at 101 Stone Chimney Place in Supply. Live music will be provided by The Duke Ladd Band. This event is black tie optional. Admission is $70 per person. Sponsorship is offered at different levels, starting at $500.

If you’re thinking of getting in on the Zumba craze, check out the fall classes offered at Body Dimensions in Shallotte. Classes will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 to 9 am through December 20. The cost is $35/month or $10/drop-in. Body Dimensions is located at 5285 Main Street #7 in Shallotte. Information: (910) 754-3808

Brunswick Civil War Round Table November 6 & December 4 The Tuesday, November 6 meeting will feature guest speaker Horace Mewborn, a retired military man and Civil War author whose specialty is the Confederate cavalry in northern Virginia. He will speak on “Hampton’s Cattle Raid,” one of the strangest actions of the war by the Confederates. The guest speaker for the Tuesday, December 4 meeting will be Ron Beavers, a native Fairfax, Virginia resident and dedicated Civil War historian. His topic is entitled, “Civil War Logistics,” where both sides struggled to keep their armies fed, clothed and armed. Both meetings will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash Street in Southport. Registration begins at 6:30 pm. This event is open to the public. Visitors are asked to pay $5 to attend the event; this can be applied toward the $25 annual membership dues. Information: (910) 253-7382; wrueckel@questor.com

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Silver Coast Winery Halloween Party October 28 Come out to the Silver Coast Winery Barrel Room at 6680 Bar-B-Que Road in Ocean Isle Beach for an evening of Halloween fun. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes and best table decorations. The party will begin at 2 and go until 5 pm. Information: (910) 287-2800

Stagestruck Players Presents Dorothy Meets Alice November 9-11 & 16-18 What would it be like if Dorothy of The Wizard of Oz and Alice of Alice in Wonderland were to meet? What would they think of each other? Would they be friends? Would their friends in their books like each other? Stagestruck Players, the youth division of Brunswick Little Theatre, will present Dorothy Meets Alice at Playhouse 211 at St. James on N.C. Highway 211 at 7:30 pm on November 9, 10, 16, 17 and 3 pm on November 11 and 18. Tickets prices are $17 for adults, $12 for students and $6 for children 12 and younger. Information and tickets: www.playhouse211.com

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Calabash Lions Club Presents a “Trip Down Memory Lane”

Brunswick Arts Council’s Charles Dickens Christmas

November 10

November 30 & December 1

Come see Milton Bullock “The Golden Plater” and Mary Tate “Bubblin’ Brown Sugar” as they take you on a “Trip Down Memory Lane.” The Calabash Lions Club presents this popular show for the second time at Little River United Methodist Church, 1629 U.S. Highway 17 in Little River. Doors open at 6:30 pm. You will hear such favorites as “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” “The Great Pretender” and many more. DJ Cheryl Z will entertain you before and during the show with dancing music. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

The Brunswick Arts Council is pleased to announce this year’s Charles Dickens Christmas Festival to celebrate the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens while promoting local businesses. Come see the streets of Southport transform into a Dickensian atmosphere and enjoy dramatic performances, music, arts and crafts, a gingerbread house, a Christmas tree, costume contest and plenty of food. Some will be English fare including high tea at several bed and breakfasts. The event will take place on November 30 and December 1 in Historic Downtown Southport. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 7 to 12. Children younger than 7 are admitted free.

Information: Irwin, (910) 209-6170, or Linda, (910) 398-1992

Information: Meg Dellinger, (910) 754-5102

Christmas on the River The Rotary Clubs of Brunswick County 5K Turkey Trot November 17 The Wilmington Family YMCA is pleased to announce the Rotary Clubs of Brunswick County 5K Turkey Trot. The Turkey Trot will take place on Saturday, November 17 at 8 am. As of this writing, the location is yet to be determined. This race is made possible through the support of the Rotary Clubs of Brunswick County (Leland Area Rotary Club, Rotary Club of Shallotte, Rotary Club of South Brunswick Island) to benefit the Girls on the Run and STRIDE Program and is generously presented by Naber Dodge of Shallotte. Registration is now open at www.sportoften.com (keyword: Rotary Clubs of Brunswick County). Information: Krystal Warner at the YMCA at (910) 251-9622 ext. 266; www.nckidsrun.org

December 1 Begin your holiday celebrations and preparations at Christmas on the River at Shallotte Riverside Park. The celebration will feature arts and crafts vendors, Santa Claus, live music, Christmas trees for sale and a Brunswick stew cook-off. Hours are 11 am to 3 pm, and admission is free. Shallotte Riverside Park is behind the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce office at 4949 Main Street. Information: (910) 754-6644; kmathews@brunswickcountychamber.org

Willie Nelson Concert December 7 Willie Nelson is slated to play in Brunswick County on December 7. Tickets for Nelson’s live concert went on sale on Friday, October 12. The show will be held at Odell Williamson Auditorium. Ticket prices are $66 for orchestra level and $59 for the balcony. Tickets can be purchased at the auditorium, by phone or online. Information: (910) 755-7416 or (800) 754-1050 ext. 7416; www.bccowa.com

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Fall Events at Ingram Planetarium Ongoing Ingram Planetarium’s state-of-the-art Sky Theater shows educational and entertaining programs every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday afternoon: 1 & 3 pm – Dynamic Earth 2 pm – Tales of the Maya Skies 4 pm – Seven Wonders (until November 17) and Holiday Laser Music Show (beginning November 23)

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Late-afternoon laser shows in the Sky Theater: October 19 & 20 – Laser Mania (5 pm), Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon (6 pm) October 27 – Laser Fright Light (5 & 6 pm) November 10 – Laser Spirit (5 pm) – Free admission for veterans November 16 & 17 – Laser Magic (5 pm), Pink Floyd’s The Wall (6 pm) December 14 & 15 – Led Zeppelin (5 pm), Beatles (6 pm). Note: The Wall is not recommended for young children. Evening programs at 7 pm: October 13 – Picnic on Mars: What to Bring November 17 – Old Fashioned Star Party December 14 – Last Man to Stand on the Moon December 21 – End of the World Party Ingram Planetarium is located at 7625 High Market Street in Sunset Beach. Admission is free for Planetarium members. Non-member per-show admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, $4 for ages 3 to 4, and free for ages 2 and younger. Information: (910) 575-0033; www.museumplanetarium.org

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December 14 & 16

Fall Events at the Museum of Coastal Carolina Ongoing Fridays: Feeding the animals in the Touch Tank (11 am) November 6: “The Stories That Fossils Tell: Forgotten Monsters and Environments of N.C.’s Past” with Dr. Jack Hall, chair of the Department of Environmental Studies at UNCW (6 pm) November 10, December 8 & 29: Trilogy of programs on the Green Swamp with Ed Ovsenik (11 am) December 22: “Megabites” – all about sharks with Allison Smith The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 E. Second Street in Ocean Isle Beach. Admission is free for members. Non-member all-day admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, $4 for children ages 3 to 4, and free for ages 2 and younger. Information: (910) 579-1016; www.museumplanetarium.org

The Brunswick Concert Band is pleased to announce that Tom Smicklas will be conducting the holiday band concerts this December. The band will be performing free Christmas concerts along with the Brunswick Little Theater Singers on Friday, December 14 at 7:30 pm at Hatch Auditorium in Caswell Beach and on Sunday, December 16 at 3 pm at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College. Brunswick Concert Band is expanding its membership. Musicians between the ages of 13 and 90 who own their own band instruments are invited to join. Information: www.brunswickbands.com

Christmas Bazaar, Community Coat Drive & BBQ November 3 Get in the holiday spirit early by heading to Myrtle Beach for the First United Methodist Church Christmas Bazaar. Get your shopping started at arts and crafts booths with local artists, and then enjoy a barbecue lunch and a bake sale dessert. Start the season of giving by bringing a coat for the Coat Drive. Bring new or clean, gently used coats for adults and/or children. This event raises funds for local schools and the missions of the United Methodist Women. The church is at 901 N. Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach. Information: 843-448-7164; www.fumcmb.com

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CertaPro Painters of the Coastal Carolinas’ Award-Winning Painting Services CertaPro Painters of the Coastal Carolinas is an awardwinning franchise of the national CertaPro Painters, Ltd. chain. Locally owned and operated by Chris Holloway and his wife, Ronda, who serves as vice president, CertaPro Painters of the Coastal Carolinas provides painting for residential and commercial projects. CertaPro employs 20 to 40 employees seasonally and enjoys robust local business. CertaPro Painters of the Coastal Carolinas received the President’s Award for Outstanding Customer Service, Business Operations and Leadership in 2011 at the annual CertaPro Painters conference on January 6, 2012. The company received the Complaint Free Award each year from 2007 to 2011 and in 2010 received the Residential Pride Award for the best residential painting job in the franchise organization. The latter award was voted to CertaPro Painters of the Coastal Carolinas by the 350 other CertaPro Painters franchise owners and CertaPro Painters, Ltd. management group. CertaPro Painters of the Coastal Carolinas was certified in two innovative products this year: HydroStop products, a water-proofing and roofing-coating system, and Citadel Floor Finishing Systems Polyurea coatings for garage floors up to large industrial applications. This company cares about the job they are providing for their customers. Chris, Ronda and their staff provide exceptional customer service, whether it’s bringing in a color designer to help make selecting colors easier, having the office manager check on customers daily during their projects or meeting with customers one on one. Chris and Ronda are full-time residents of Oak Island and also are the owners of Sunset Slush of OKI. They have two children in college at North Carolina State University and two children in high school. Chris is a member of the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce and the South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club, where he is a Sustaining Member and Paul Harris Fellow. If you want your painting job done right, you can trust this award-winning company that’s run by locals but backed by a well-known national name. Chris Holloway Owner/General Manager

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9:27 am

5.5

9:49 pm

5

3:28 am

0.2

4:05 pm

0.6

1

10:10 am

5.2

10:37 pm

4.4

4:12 am

0.5

4:56 pm

0.8

1

10:21 am

5

10:49 pm

4

4:26 am

0.2

5:10 pm

0.6

2

10:04 am

5.4

10:28 pm

4.8

4:05 am

0.3

4:44 pm

0.7

2

10:47 am

5.1

11:18 pm

4.2

4:51 am

0.6

5:34 pm

1

2

10:59 am

4.8

11:32 pm

3.9

5:06 am

0.4

5:47 pm

0.7

3

10:41 am

5.2

11:08 pm

4.5

4:43 am

0.5

5:22 pm

1

3

11:29 am

4.9

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5:31 am

0.8

6:14 pm

1.2

3

11:41 am

4.7

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5:47 am

0.5

6:25 pm

0.7

4

11:21 am

5

11:53 pm

4.3

5:21 am

0.7

6:02 pm

1.2

4

12:55 am

3.9

12:15 pm

4.8

6:13 am

0.9

6:56 pm

1.3

4

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12:28 pm

4.6

6:31 am

0.6

7:06 pm

0.7

5

12:41 am

4.1

12:06 pm

4.8

6:01 am

0.9

6:43 pm

1.4

5

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1:06 pm

4.7

6:59 am

1

7:41 pm

1.3

5

1:11 am

4

1:19 pm

4.5

7:19 am

0.7

7:51 pm

0.7

6

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12:56 pm

4.7

6:44 am

1.1

7:29 pm

1.6

6

1:48 am

4

1:58 pm

4.6

7:49 am

1.1

8:32 pm

1.3

6

2:05 am

4.1

2:12 pm

4.4

8:14 am

0.8

8:42 pm

0.5

7

1:34 am

4

1:49 pm

4.7

7:31 am

1.2

8:21 pm

1.7

7

2:41 am

4.1

2:51 pm

4.7

8:48 am

1.1

9:28 pm

1.1

7

2:59 am

4.4

3:07 pm

4.4

9:16 am

0.7

9:40 pm

0.3

8

2:26 am

4

2:41 pm

4.7

8:25 am

1.3

9:19 pm

1.6

8

3:34 am

4.4

3:43 pm

4.7

9:51 am

1

10:24 pm 0.8

8

3:54 am

4.7

4:04 pm

4.5

10:23 am 0.5 10:40 pm 0.1

10:54 am 0.8

9

3:18 am

4.1

3:32 pm

4.8

9:26 am

1.3 10:18 pm 1.5

9

4:27 am

4.8

4:37 pm

4.9

10

4:10 am

4.3

4:23 pm

4.9

10:28 am

1.1 11:12 pm 1.2

10

5:20 am

5.2

5:32 pm

5

0.8

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11:53 am

0.4

0.5

9

4:51 am

5.1

5:02 pm

4.6

11:27 am

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10

5:48 am

5.5

6:02 pm

4.7

12:35 am -0.6 12:27 pm -0.1

0.2 11:39 pm -0.2

11

5:01 am

4.6

5:15 pm

5.1

11:27 am

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11

6:13 am

5.6

6:27 pm

5.2

---

12:48 pm 0.1

11

6:45 am

5.8

7:00 pm

4.8

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12

5:52 am

5

6:06 pm

5.3

12:46 am 0.4 12:21 pm 0.5

12

7:06 am

6

7:20 pm

5.3

1:00 am

-0.3 1:42 pm -0.3

12

7:40 am

6.1

7:56 pm

5

1:31 am

13

6:42 am

5.5

6:56 pm

5.5

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13

7:57 am

6.3

8:13 pm

5.4

1:51 am

-0.6 2:34 pm -0.5

13

8:33 am

6.3

8:50 pm

5

2:25 am

-1

3:12 pm

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1:12 pm

0

0.2

---

11:18 pm

---

1:24 pm -0.4

-0.8 2:18 pm

-0.7 -0.8

14

7:31 am

5.9

7:45 pm

5.6

1:31 am

2:02 pm -0.1

14

8:48 am

6.5

9:04 pm

5.4

2:42 am

-0.7 3:27 pm -0.6

14

9:26 am

6.3

9:44 pm

5

3:20 am

-1.1

4:04 pm -0.9

15

8:18 am

6.2

8:33 pm

5.7

2:17 am

-0.3 2:53 pm -0.3

15

9:40 am

6.5

9:57 pm

5.2

3:34 am

-0.8 4:20 pm -0.6

15 10:19 am

6.1

10:38 pm

4.9

4:14 am

-1

4:56 pm -0.8

16

9:07 am

6.4

9:22 pm

5.6

3:04 am

-0.4

-0.3

16 10:34 am

6.3

10:54 pm

5.1

4:28 am

-0.7

-0.4

16 11:14 am

5.8

11:37 pm

4.8

5:08 am

-0.8

17

9:57 am

6.4

10:13 pm

5.4

3:53 am

-0.4 4:35 pm -0.3

17 11:32 am

6

11:55 pm

4.8

5:23 am

-0.4 6:07 pm -0.2

17 12:38 am

4.6

12:10 pm

5.4

6:03 am

-0.5 6:37 pm -0.4

3:43 pm

5:13 pm

5:47 pm

-0.6

18 10:50 am

6.3

11:08 pm

5.2

4:44 am

-0.4 5:29 pm

-0.1

18

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12:34 pm

5.7

6:20 am

-0.1 7:03 pm

0

18

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---

1:08 pm

5

6:59 am

-0.1 7:28 pm -0.2

19 11:49 am

6.1

---

---

5:37 am

-0.2 6:24 pm

0.1

19

1:01 am

4.7

1:36 pm

5.4

7:20 am

0.2

8:01 pm

0.3

19

1:39 am

4.5

2:05 pm

4.6

7:59 am

0.3

8:22 pm

0.1

20

---

---

12:53 pm

5.8

6:34 am

0.1

7:22 pm

0.4

20

2:06 am

4.6

2:36 pm

5.1

8:27 am

0.5

9:01 pm

0.4

20

2:38 am

4.4

3:00 pm

4.3

9:05 am

0.6

9:17 pm

0.2

21

1:17 am

4.8

1:58 pm

5.6

7:36 am

0.4

8:26 pm

0.6

21

3:08 am

4.7

3:33 pm

4.9

9:38 am

0.7 10:02 pm 0.5

21

3:33 am

4.4

3:52 pm

4.1

10:13 am

0.8 10:13 pm 0.3

22

2:24 am

4.7

3:00 pm

5.4

8:46 am

0.7

9:32 pm

0.7

22

4:06 am

4.7

4:27 pm

4.7

10:47 am

0.8 10:57 pm 0.4

22

4:26 am

4.4

4:44 pm

3.9

11:16 am

0.8 11:06 pm 0.3

23

3:28 am

4.7

3:59 pm

5.3

10:00 am 0.8 10:36 pm 0.7

23

5:00 am

4.8

5:19 pm

4.5

11:47 am

0.7 11:46 pm 0.4

23

5:16 am

4.4

5:35 pm

3.9

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24

4:28 am

4.8

4:55 pm

5.2

11:09 am

0.7 11:32 pm 0.6

24

5:51 am

4.9

6:09 pm

4.4

12:30 am 0.3 12:37 pm 0.7

24

6:05 am

4.5

6:25 pm

3.9

25

5:25 am

5

5:49 pm

5.1

12:20 am 0.4 12:08 pm 0.7

25

6:37 am

4.9

6:56 pm

4.4

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---

1:21 pm

0.6

25

6:50 am

4.6

7:12 pm

3.9

---

---

1:37 pm

0.5

26

6:17 am

5.1

6:38 pm

5

---

---

12:58 pm 0.6

26

7:19 am

5

7:39 pm

4.4

1:11 am

0.2

2:02 pm

0.5

26

7:32 am

4.7

7:54 pm

4

1:22 am

0

2:16 pm

0.3

27

7:04 am

5.3

7:24 pm

5

1:02 am

0.3

1:43 pm

0.5

27

7:58 am

5.1

8:19 pm

4.4

1:50 am

0.2

2:40 pm

0.5

27

8:10 am

4.8

8:33 pm

4.1

2:03 am

-0.1 2:54 pm

0.2

28

7:46 am

5.4

8:05 pm

5

1:42 am

0.3

2:24 pm

0.5

28

8:34 am

5.2

8:57 pm

4.4

2:29 am

0.1

3:18 pm

0.4

28

8:47 am

4.9

9:10 pm

4.1

2:44 am

-0.2 3:32 pm

0.2

29

8:24 am

5.4

8:44 pm

4.9

2:19 am

0.3

3:03 pm

0.5

29

9:09 am

5.1

9:34 pm

4.3

3:08 am

0.1

3:55 pm

0.5

29

9:22 am

4.9

9:47 pm

4.1

3:24 am

-0.2 4:08 pm

0.1

30

8:59 am

5.4

9:22 pm

4.7

2:57 am

0.3

3:41 pm

0.6

30

9:45 am

5.1

10:11 pm

4.2

3:47 am

0.2

4:33 pm

0.5

30

9:57 am

4.9

10:24 pm

4

4:04 am

-0.2 4:44 pm

0.1

31

9:34 am

5.3

9:59 pm

4.6

3:34 am

0.4

4:18 pm

0.7

31 10:34 am

4.8

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4:44 am

-0.1 5:19 pm

0.1

---

12:09 pm 0.7

12:40 am 0.2 12:55 pm 0.6

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

107

Josh London, State Farm Agent...................910-383-1303

94

Ample Self Storage............................................910-579-7400

39

Judith Sanders.....................................................910-599-2231

56

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

13

Kimberly Jo’s Boutique....................................910-579-7670

99

Bald Head Island..................................................800-432-RENT

112

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

94

Barefoot Landing................................................843-272-8349

69

L&A South..............................................................910-575-9280

26

Barrier Reef Pools..............................................843-399-4314

48

Lawn Doctor of Brunswick County.............910-452-0090

108

Bill Clark Homes...................................................910-988-4888

17

Mark Revels - Realtor........................................919-775-9558

48

Blue Heron Gallery.............................................910-575-5088

69

Martha Lee Realty, Co.......................................888-560-2402

60

Blue Sky Building Company............................910-755-3444

BC

McLeod Physicians Associates.....................843-399-9774

9

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

15, 109

Morgan Internal Medicine...............................910-332-0241

98

Body by Vi..............................................................910-398-2240

34

Mulch & More........................................................910-253-7663

73

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

34

New Hanover Regional Medical Center.....910-815-5188

82

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

IBC

North Brunswick Financial Alliance............877-728-4720

99

Brunswick Forest................................................888-371-2434

11

North Brunswick Magazine............................910-207-0156

108

Brunswick Novant Medical Center..............910-721-1000

54

Novant Medical Group......................................910-755-1276

Brunswick Surgical Associates.....................910-575-4606

95

OrthoWilmington................................................910-332-3800

5, 54, 95 29

R.A. Jeffreys................................................................................................ 102

Brunswick Women’s Center...........................910-754-9166

5

Cape Fear Consignments................................910-383-1895

69

Rent-A-Tent...........................................................910-269-8646

108

Carolinas Oral & Facial Surgery....................910-762-2618

73

RJB Tax Associates, LLC..................................910-338-3001

96

CertaPro Painters...............................................910-398-7790

110

Seaside Bakery & Wedding Cakes...............910-579-3052

54

Charles Dickens Christmas Festival...........910-755-5383

101

Seaside United Methodist Church...............910-579-5753

10

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

14

Scarless Vein Care..............................................1-855-4-VEINCARE 87

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

26

Shallotte Family Dentistry..............................910-755-7645

31

Coast Road Hearth & Patio.............................910-755-7611

78

Shallotte Insurance Services, Inc.................910-754-8161

10

Color Me Carolina...............................................910-933-4531

26

Southeastern Healthcare................................910-754-9000

12

Columbus Regional Healthcare System....910-642-8011

89

Southport-Oak Island Chamber of Commerce....800-457-6964

39

Communities In Schools..................................910-457-2929

73

St. James Plantation..........................................800-245-3871

7

102

Stone Garden........................................................910-452-1619

78

Christmas Light Pros........................................910-777-1741 Discovery Map of Brunswick County.........910-776-0047

50, 51

Sunset Properties...............................................855-284-5596

34

Douglas Diamond Jewelers...........................910-755-5546

3

Sunset River Marketplace...............................910-575-5999

57

East Carolina Bank..............................................800-849-2265

20

Surfside Implant & Oral Surgery Center.. 910-371-3700

81

Elder Law Firm of Andrew Olsen................910-254-0599

89

Terri L. Andress...................................................910-632-4944

99

Elect Pauline Hankins for Court Judge.............................................. 96

Tideline Fabrics...................................................910-754-5600

12

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

19

Tidewater Dental................................................910-579-0464

39

First Bank................................................................910-754-5250

32

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

47

Fitness Studio.......................................................910-575-0975

54

Twin Lakes Seafood Restaurant...................910-579-6373

IFC

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

4, 97

Unique Perspective Windows.......................910-859-6707

99

Foster Insurance.................................................910-755-5969

48

Urology Comprehensive Services..............910-254-1033

96

HWY 55 Burgers, Fries & Shakes.................910-754-7571

59

Victoria’s Ragpatch............................................910-579-2015

57

Island Arts & Books............................................910-579-7757

102

Website Factory..................................................910-616-0551

102

Island Breeze.........................................................910-579-4125

IFC

Will Rogers, State Farm Agent......................910-755-7003

94

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

57

Winds Resort Beach Club................................800-334-3581

102

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