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Table of contents

Feature 52

Jason Frye

Future 10

Meet 10 of the young professionals who are making Brunswick County a better place.

Photography By Jason Hudson & Genie Leigh Photography

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90 faces & places

publisher’s note

By Justin Williams

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14th Annual Communities In Schools of Brunswick County Benefit Gala for Children

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Meet the contributors to South Brunswick Magazine

Upcoming events you won’t want to miss

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What’s been going on around town

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29 business buzz Keeping up with the local business scene

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business profile

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ad index

Our directory of advertisers

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capture the moment

A contest for SBM readers. Photo by Dean Salisbury

PHOTO BY Carolyn Bowers

Departments

PHOTO BY Jason Hudson

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

Deeb and Fanning, DDS, PA General Dentistry

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Carrot Soufflé By Sandi Grigg

A Vision for Sunset Beach By Melissa Slaven Warren

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nonprofit

What’s happening in North Brunswick County

The Helping Hand of Hospice By Carolyn Bowers

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Happenings on the local scene

golf with the pro

Playing The Brick By Jason Hudson


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It’s hard to believe, but we’re in our seventh year of publishing South Brunswick Magazine. Our journey of presenting the lifestyle of Brunswick County has been fun, interesting and challenging, and I’m sure it will continue to be. A lot has changed since publishing our first issue seven years ago. I can remember my daughter being born and trying to get this publication off the ground in the same year. Many grey hairs later, and just a tad wiser, I am happy to still be here, both living on Earth and publishing this magazine. Like most companies, we are made up of actual human beings. We’re not perfect, and we’re constantly changing and learning. Sometimes human beings make mistakes, and we are certainly not immune from that. I want to thank each and every one of you who has praised us, complimented us, corrected us and helped us better ourselves in the positive ways that you have. All feedback is good feedback as we grow and improve our footmark in Brunswick County. The magazine you are holding is our third annual Future 10 issue, in which we partner with Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce to recognize impressive young professionals in southern Brunswick County. To help us choose the recipients of the Future 10 honor, the general public fills out forms for a committee of the previous Future 10 recipients to review. The new Future 10 are chosen on a points-based system, and we then schedule interviews and photo shoots for each recipient. This issue is one of my favorites, as we get to go around to each Future 10 recipient’s place of employment and do a photo shoot. We set up a green screen so that we can put everyone on the same background easily. During these shoots, I serve as a photographer’s assistant, assembling, disassembling and reassembling our green screen and helping with lighting placement. We always check our lighting with a test shot, and yours truly is always the guinea pig (as you can see above). The best part is meeting new young professionals in our community. We really do have some great people who live and work here in southern Brunswick County I hope you enjoy this feature, as well as the others on these pages, including stories about Lower Cape Fear Hospice, golfing at Brick Landing Golf Club, the newly formed Sunset Vision and many more. Thanks for continuing to read South Brunswick Magazine. We appreciate your feedback, support and faith in us. Above: SBM Publisher Justin Williams was the guinea pig on the green screen at the photo shoots for this issue’s Future 10 feature.


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SOUTH Brunswick magazine contributors

Jason Frye

Contributing Writer

Ask my mom and she’ll tell you, the only thing I ever wanted to be was a writer. In the last 11 years, I’ve earned my MFA in Creative Writing and have been telling tales of the people, places, histories, events and nature across North Carolina. With stories in North Brunswick Magazine and South Brunswick Magazine, Our State, the StarNews, AAA Go! (to name a few), countless blogs and newsletters, the Official North Carolina Travel Guide, the Raleigh Visitors Guide and VisitNC.com, I’ve traveled the state from the shore through the Sandhills and Piedmont into the mountains and back. Every time, I return to our corner of the state because I love the people and food and landscapes here. I live in Wilmington with my wife and our cat. In addition to writing, I teach creative writing classes, help authors reach their publishing and writing goals, and go kayaking as often as possible.

Sandi Grigg

Chief Administrative Officer and Contributor

Growing up in a small town in the foothills of North Carolina and attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, I always dreamed of living on the coast. Moving to Wilmington has been a dream come true, and the life I have created for myself has been a blessing beyond words. I enjoy kayaking the Cape Fear, fishing the shores of Carolina Beach and picking up seashells and shark’s teeth wherever I am. At home I love to cook and take on DIY home improvement endeavors. Being a part of the North Brunswick Magazine and South Brunswick Magazine team has showed me that you really can enjoy your career. I am truly grateful to have a job I love in the city I aspired to be in. Life is grand!

Jason Hudson

Staff Photographer and Writer

I am a professional photographer and videographer and amateur amphibian. I can quote “Top Gun” better than all your friends, and I have been known to leave a party early and take all the beer. I hate the hiccups, itchy T-shirt tags and the improper use of “you’re.” I love a good story, silly jokes and a proper hi-five — but I’ll fist pound to avoid an awkward situation any day. Follow me on Instagram at @keller_photo and find my work online at kellerphoto.net.

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American Legion Post 543 Honor Guard at Change of Command Civil Air Patrol (CAP)

On September 29 American Legion Post 543 held a ceremony at the CAP hanger at Cape Fear Regional Jetport. The new commander, Captain Kathleen Nicholas, received command from Captain Gary Fischbach. The American Legion Post 543 Honor Guard presented the colors in honor of Captain Nicholas. Many guests were present to witness the change of command ceremony including American Legion Commander Rick Sessa. Photography: Contributed

McLeod Seacoast Health Foundation Ball The seventh annual McLeod Health Foundation Ball, supporting the McLeod Seacoast Emergency Department Expansion Project, raised more than $62,000. The proceeds will fund investments in emergency care that expands capacity and allows McLeod Seacoast to become a vitally needed Level III Trauma Center. The event was held on August 1 at Sea Trail Convention Center in Sunset Beach. The ballroom was magically transformed as the ball committee hosted “Top Hats & Tiaras.” Guests began the evening with a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by a gourmet dinner and dancing with live entertainment.

Shallotte Rotary Club Business Leaders’ Lunch

On September 24 Shallotte Rotary Club held its 10th annual Business Leaders’ Lunch. The luncheon was a huge success, with 25 Rotarians and 54 guests in attendance. The lunch began with each guest and Rotarian introducing him or herself to the group. Guest speaker Mary Ellen Good spoke about Seaside United Methodist Church’s STARS program. She explained that it was a six-week summer literacy enrichment program for children at Jessie Mae Elementary. She thanked the Shallotte Rotarians for their financial support of the program and for volunteering to teach some of the enrichment classes. Dr. Susanne Adams, who joined the club after attending last year’s Business Leaders’ Lunch, then spoke about what Rotary means to her. The club’s treasurer, Kimberly Britt, then shared with the group a laundry list of the many charities that Shallotte Rotary supports. Finally, Doug Terhune of the club challenged the guests to give back to the community by joining a civic-minded organization. All guests received a granite Business Leader paperweight. Photography: Contributed

Past North Carolina Commander Patricia Harris Visits American Legion Post 543

“The seventh annual Foundation Ball was a huge success,” said Dick Tinsley, administrator of McLeod Loris Seacoast. “As always, we appreciate the support of our sponsors and the communities we serve. This year we are particularly grateful that we were able to raise funds for our Emergency Services expansion. It’s a very exciting time at McLeod Loris Seacoast as we watch the facility evolve.” The McLeod Foundation was established in 1986 as an independent not-for-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization whose mission is to generate philanthropic and community support to perpetuate medical excellence at McLeod Health. Thanks to the generosity of this region, the foundation has raised in excess of $40 million and has provided support for hundreds of programs at McLeod Health. These programs include support for McLeod Loris Seacoast, McLeod Children’s Hospital, The Guest House at McLeod, McLeod Hospice Services, McLeod Cancer Center for Treatment and Research, McLeod Heart and Vascular Institute and McLeod Diabetes Services, just to name a few. The foundation funds better health for thousands of families throughout northeastern South Carolina and southeastern North Carolina.

At the regular scheduled meeting of the Richard H. Stewart Jr. American Legion Post 543, approximately 70 men and women Legionnaires and guests listened to the Past North Carolina Commander Patricia Harris speak on women’s roles in the United States armed forces, past and present and the important things they bring to the American Legion. She was elected as the 98th Department Commander of The American Legion Department of North Carolina, serving in this capacity during 2013–14. She was the first woman veteran to serve as a Department Commander. Additionally, Harris is the current commander of the North Carolina State Veterans Council. She was the founder and visionary of Women Veterans Support Services, Inc. (WVSS), a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization in Raleigh. Since 2007 this organization has been Fall 2015

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specializing in crisis management with homeless/in crisis women veterans. Harris is a retired disabled Persian Gulf War combat veteran. She is a member of the American Legion Apex Post 124. At the conclusion of her 30-minute presentation, the audience gave her a standing ovation in appreciation of what she is doing for the veterans of North Carolina. Photography: Contributed

Coastal Carolina Camera Club Competition

Trade Center. American Legion Post 543 was named in his honor and memory. The colors were posted by the American Legion honor guard, and an opening prayer was said by Legion Chaplin Rob McKinley. Legion Commander Rick Sessa introduced St. James Fire Chief John Dahill, who spoke about 9/11. Chief Dahill introduced Michael Lopez, a retired member of the New York City Fire Department, who spoke of the many friends he lost on 9/11. Jeremy Shrader sung a poignant song he wrote about 9/11. Taps were played by legionnaire Ray Clemen, and the NYFD Memorial Bell was rung by retired Port Authority Police of New York and New Jersey Lieutenant Robert Andrews. St. James Fire Department Chaplin Reverend Bob Lee led the attendees in a closing prayer. Photography: Contributed

Kim Freeman Speaks at American Legion Post 543

Coastal Carolina Camera Club held a print competition at its September meeting for images best depicting the theme of “Light and Dark.” Awards were given in Novice, Intermediate and Advanced Divisions. Winning the Novice Division was Julie Farrell with an image entitled “Fisherman.” Leslie Nolan’s image “Sunkissed Mist” placed second, and Phil Connell was awarded third for “Lighting the Moon.“ In the Intermediate Division, Trish Brock received first place honors for “Light over the Sculpture.” Second place winner was Gary Joseph for “Lines.” In the Advanced Division, Toni LaCroix placed first with “Full Moon in Maine.” Steve Edwards came in second with “Budapest at Night,” and Irene Dowdy took third with “Officers’ Quarters.” 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. 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. Photography: Contributed

At its regularly scheduled meeting on August 26, Richard H. Stewart Jr. American Legion Post 543 was honored by guest speaker Kim Freeman, a 95-year-old British WW II veteran and current resident of Florida. Freeman spoke for 20 minutes to a crowd of approximately 45 Legionnaires. From 1940 to 1945 Freeman was a Kings Commissioned Section Officer in the Royal Air Force (RAF) stationed in London. During that time, she was a constant visitor to Sir Winston Churchill and provided him with information vital to the war effort. She was also a frequent dinner guest of General Dwight D. Eisenhower at the U.S. mess hall. She spoke about the war and recalled many humorous situations in which she was involved. Photography: Contributed

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9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

On September 11 at 9 am, the St. James Fire Department in conjunction with American Legion Richard H. Stewart Jr. Post 543, conducted a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at the St. James Community Center. The ceremony was opened with a viewing of a 9/11 film of Richard H. Stewart Jr., who perished in the World 22

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The Crow Creek Women’s and Men’s Golf Associations hosted their sixth annual charity golf tournament on August 29, raising $24,000 to benefit Communities In Schools (CIS) of Brunswick County. Ray Schatz, member of the tournament committee, said, “The Crow Creek community is proud to assist this worthy organization, on the


belief that “programs don’t save children, relationships do.” CIS has become the nation’s most effective and widely respected communitybased organization helping kids stay in school and prepare for life. A five-year, independent study conducted by ICF International—the largest and most comprehensive ever conducted—has established that CIS is the most effective dropout-prevention program in America. The study found that CIS is the only dropout prevention program in the nation proven to increase graduation rates, graduating students on time with a high school diploma. Ray continued, saying, “The success of this event was a direct result of the generosity of the Bennett family, many local businesses and community members; making the course available for the event, sponsoring holes, donating auction items and raffle prizes.” In addition, Crow Creek Head Golf Pro Jimmy Biggs sponsored the popular “Beat the Pro” contest, which added significantly to the fundraising total. “Tournament committee members were instrumental in making this event a real triumph,” said Nancy Lamb, executive director of CIS of Brunswick County. “We are humbled to be the beneficiaries of such amazing support from the Crow Creek community. Their commitment to our mission changes the lives of many students in Brunswick County.” Photography: Contributed

Brunswick County Women’s Club Championship Golf Tournament for Hope Harbor Home The 16th annual tournament, held on the Lion’s Paw course, had 132 players representing 11 Brunswick County clubs in a fundraiser for Hope Harbor Home’s domestic violence shelter and programs. The tournament, raffle and luncheon raised more than $19,000 for Hope Harbor Home. Ocean Ridge Team 1 ladies were the winners of the tournament.

and adults from 80 counties in North Carolina attended the summit. The event is sponsored and supported by the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners. Photography: Contributed

American Legion Post 543 & Fuzzy Peach Raise Funds for Veterans and Kids

On August 21 the Richard H. Stewart American Legion Post 543 and the Fuzzy Peach, located at 5130 Howe Street in Southport, held a fundraiser to help local veterans and children. Through the efforts of the legion, hundreds of supporters came to the Fuzzy Peach, owned by Tracy Miller, to support the legion activities. All had their fill of the wonderful and delicious frozen yogurt and great toppings. Photography: Contributed

American Legion Post 543 Presents “Letters From Home”

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Brunswick County 4-H Youth Attends NCACC Youth Summit Jillian Bowling from Bolivia attended the sixth annual North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Youth Summit, which was held in Greenville, N.C., on August 21 and 22. North Carolina 4-H and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service partnered for the sixth year with the NCACC on a multi-year initiative to increase youth involvement in county government. This initiative aims to overcome the mindset that many youth are disengaged and lack trust in government. Moe than 100 youth

On October 15 Legionnaires of American Legion Post 543, their guests and residents of the community were entertained with a USO-type show by the lead singers of the “Letters from Home.” Serah Haley and Erinn Diaz performed at the St. James Community Center to honor the nation’s veterans, active military heroes and their families by reviving patriotism through music. This dynamic duo sang and tap danced their way into the hearts of more than 250 people who attended the performance. Both of the ladies have ties to the military, and it’s their way to give back to those who have served and continue to serve. Their World War II songs were reminiscent of the shows performed by the Andrews sisters, but also included in their repertoire were songs personified Fall 2015

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by the Vietnam War. At the conclusion of the performance, Post Commander Rick Sessa presented the ladies with a plaque and yellow roses as a token of the Legion’s appreciation for their sterling performance.

summers prior to his retirement, he volunteered to lecture at the planetarium. Photography: Contributed

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Ocean Ridge Charities Association Inc. Makes Donations Ocean Ridge Charities Association (ORCA) recently presented checks to two worthy charitable organizations in Brunswick County: Hope Harbor Home and Habitat for Humanity. Hope Harbor Home strives to break the cycle of domestic and sexual violence in Brunswick County with safe shelter, advocacy and education. ORCA, through the generosity of the Ocean Ridge community, was able to give $750 to Hope Harbor Home. Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. ORCA presented a $750 check to Habitat. Photography: Contributed

Fred Myers Hired as Planetarium Assistant Terry Bryant, executive director of the Ocean Isle Museum Foundation, Inc., announced that Fred Myers has been hired as the foundation’s new Planetarium Assistant at Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach. “We are very privileged to have someone of Fred’s caliber come to assist Ingram Planetarium staff in providing great educational offerings,” said Bryant. Myers’ first lecture at the planetarium was on October 17, and he talked about “The Future of Space Exploration.” Myers recently moved to Brunswick County after retiring as Director of Science for the Glastonbury (Connecticut) Public School system. He earned a B.A. and an M.A. in physics from the State University of NY with additional credits from Wesleyan, Yale and the University of Southern Illinois. He holds certifications in physics, earth/space sciences and general sciences and has made presentations at state, regional and national science conferences. He holds distinguished honors, including several Excellence in Teaching Awards on the local and national levels. He was the Christa McAuliffe Fellow in 1993. While vacationing in Sunset Beach for the past two

Joyce Houle Hired as New Volunteer Coordinator at Planetarium Terry Bryant, executive director of the Ocean Isle Museum Foundation, Inc., announced that Joyce Houle has been hired as the foundation’s new Volunteer Coordinator. Houle will coordinate volunteer activities at the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach and at Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach. Houle recently relocated to Brunswick County after her retirement as a consultant and trainer for Ellucian in Fairfax, Va. She has also been an office manager, where she supervised and trained personnel and acted as a liaison between clients and banking institutions. She served 19 years in the United States Army Reserve as Sergeant First Class, working in personnel and training. After her move to this area, she joined the Ocean Isle Beach Sea Turtle Protection Organization and also volunteered at the museum and planetarium. Anyone interested in volunteer opportunities at the Museum of Coastal Carolina or at Ingram Planetarium can email Joyce at Vol.Cord@ MuseumPlanetarium.org or call her at (910) 579-1016. New volunteers are always welcome at both facilities. Photography: Contributed

Rod Gragg Speaks at Shallotte Rotary Meeting

Rod Gragg with Coastal Carolina University spoke at the Shallotte Rotary Meeting to share leadership lessons from the Greatest Generation. Gragg is the author of 18 books on American history, including his latest “Lessons in Leadership from the Greatest Generation.” His presentation highlighted five leadership lessons that we could learn from WW II veterans. He explained these lessons with true stories of acts of valor of American World War II veterans. The lessons were: 1) real leaders take care of their people; 2) real leaders take responsibility; 3) real leaders don’t give up easily; 4) real leaders do the right thing; and 5) real leaders lead by example. Photography: Contributed

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Fall Farm Fest at Greenlands Farm Greenlands Farm hosted its fourth annual Fall Farm Fest on Saturday, October 10. The Fall Farm Fest included activities for the kids, live music for the parents and lots of fun for everyone. Pony rides (kids only), llama cart rides (adults and children), a hayride/milking demo and the third annual Hot Pepper Eating Contest took place throughout the day. This was the farm’s big

fundraiser to help get their rescued farm animals through the winter months, and a majority of the proceeds went to hay, feed, vet care, a farrier and other needs. Greenlands Farm is home to the Burkert and Kelley families, who together practice the full circle system known as Homestead farming. The family’s aim is to educate and feed the community while operating on a low-waste system in which farm products may become pickles, jams, soap or even animal food and fertilizer.

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N.C. Secretary of State Speaks to Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Committee Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce’s Women In Business Committee welcomed N.C. Secretary of State Elaine Marshall on September 22. Secretary Marshall shared her road to success and stated, “I wanted to level the playing field for women. This is an absolute true story. Several years back I needed a line of credit for my business, and the banker told me to come back with my husband, so I came back with my husband. I felt like a potted plant in the corner. That gave me the steam and showed me I had to do something.” Growing up as a self-proclaimed tomboy and farmer’s daughter, Secretary Marshall earned her law degree from Campbell University in 1981. As a domestic violence attorney, she made her way to the North Carolina state senate in 1993, continuing to stand up for what she believed. Marshall recalls, “When I grew up I witnessed instances of inequality and discrimination in my community, directed at men, women, children and families who would have little chance of realizing their dreams.” With great achievements over the years Marshall has followed her dreams while striving to make a difference. She credits her success to a positive attitude, “real Band-Aids, emotional Band-Aids and a little chocolate on the side never hurts.” Photography: Contributed

Emilee Sinclair Joins the Brunswick County Chamber Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce happily announces Emilee Sinclair as the newest member of the team. Sinclair will serve as Member Services Associate. Her role will include communications and monthly events to include Power Hour, Business After Hours, Women In Business Committee and Small Business Saturday. A southwest Virginia native, Sinclair made her way to Brunswick County in 2013. A devout Hokie and a 2009 graduate from Virginia Tech, Sinclair received her bachelor’s degree in business/hospitality and tourism management. With six years of experience in customer service, she has worked for Florida Hospital for Children, Walt Disney Pavilion and Sea World Orlando. Sinclair enjoys spending time with her husband, Daniel, and her son, Jackson. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding. Photography: Contributed

ATMC’s Meeting of Members ATMC’s 58th annual Meeting of Members was held on October 2 at The Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College. Attendees enjoyed great food and a special

performance by The Andrew Thielen Big Band, which played hit songs from yesterday and today. A total of $3,000 in cash prizes was given away, and Lorraine Friends of Shallotte was the Grand Prize Winner of $500. During the business meeting, directors John Dowless (At-Large), Al Parker (District 5) and R. Gene Ward (District 7) were each re-elected for three-year terms. Roger Cox, general manager, spoke about the future of ATMC, saying “ATMC must also chart a course for growth so that we may strengthen our position in this increasingly competitive marketplace. To do this we are focusing on subscriber growth through strategic expansion, product growth through nontraditional services, cost reduction through new technological and business strategies, and most importantly, enhancement of the customer experience.” Doug Hawes, ATMC board president, talked about how ATMC has expanded its footprint over the years and evolved to meet its members’ needs. He continued, “It is because of your loyalty that ATMC is the dynamic co-op that it is today, and we appreciate your support.” Announcing his plans to retire in December, CEO Allen Russ said, “We are one of the largest co-ops in the country, and it’s because of people like you, members who have supported this company and who have continued to use our services. The members of this co-op are the finest people in the country, and this co-op also has the best employees in the country. You’re not just a number or a job to the employees. They care about you. I want to thank them, the board of directors and you, customers past and present, for giving me the honor and privilege of being your CEO and general manager.”

Groundbreaking for New Lockwood Folly Clubhouse On September 3 Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce hosted a groundbreaking with the Lockwood Folly Property Owners Association for the community’s new clubhouse, restaurant and pro shop. Scheduled for completion in the summer of 2016, the $3 million-plus facility will feature a full-service restaurant, exercise and meeting rooms, offices and a second-floor banquet room and catering kitchen with stunning views of the Intracoastal Waterway and the Lockwood Folly River from the overlook. An enlarged pro shop for the Lockwood Folly Country Club will be incorporated into the ground floor with a separate exit to the golf course. “In addition to accommodating larger resident events, we hope our new catering and banquet facilities will become a preferred site for events such as wedding receptions or business meetings,” said POA President Joe Geise. “This facility has been a goal of our residents for a number of years. Now we’re ready to begin construction of an amenity that will serve our community’s needs for years to come.” Book-ended by the swimming pool on one end, the golf course on Fall 2015

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the other, and adjacent tennis and basketball courts, the complex will serve just about any athletic interest the community’s residents have. “The view alone would be reason enough to visit us and relax over lunch or dinner,” Geise said. Construction is anticipated to take a year. Photography: Contributed

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Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Flights Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Flights, your home for fine wine, craft beer and tapas. The ceremony was held to celebrate and welcome their new manager, Liz Cervantes of Southport. Flights is located at 1513 N. Howe Street (beside Slainte Irish Pub). Flights combines a wonderful dining experience with retail selections of their ever-expanding wine and beer list. The local art sold right off the wall also creates a beautifully changing atmosphere. The menu changes at least every two weeks, and wine and beer tastings always alternate their lineup.

Ribbon Cutting for Servpro

On July 30 Servpro of Brunswick & South Columbus Counties hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the new ownership of their location at 1290-A Whiteville Road in Shallotte. Servpro of Brunswick & South Columbus Counties is a trusted leader in the restoration industry, and their highly trained technicians provide 24-hour emergency service.

The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce awarded 10 local businesses a Golden Pineapple Award at a ceremony held at the chamber. Summer 2015 Golden Pineapple Award Winners were: Service: Bridge Water Cleaning, Cooper Electric, Massage Therapeutics by Joanne Duncan A Healing Place for Women, Yeah Right Charters; Professionals: Seashore Pediatrics, P.C.; Retail: Card$mart, Lantana’s Gallery & Fine Gifts; Food & Dining: Banana Boat Landing, Turtle Island Restaurant & Catering; Accommodations: Robert Ruark Inn. Golden Pineapple Awards are given quarterly to those businesses nominated by their customers for providing consistent and exceptional customer service. Photography: Contributed

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Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribboncutting ceremony for new owners Mark and Jane Ramach of The Southport Inn, located at 119 N. Davis Street in Southport. The


Ramachs are new residents to Southport. “The old world charm of this Southport bed and breakfast combined with the modern comforts makes this the perfect romantic getaway location,” they say. “This wonderful little hideaway is located within walking distance of exceptional dining and restaurants, eclectic shopping and stunning views of the Cape Fear River.”

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Intracoastal Realty Corporation Donates to Brunswick Community College Foundation Scholarship Fund

Brunswick Community College Foundation (BCCF) is pleased to announce that Intracostal Realty Corporation renewed its scholarship with a $2,000 donation on August 21. Intracostal Realty has consistently supported the scholarship program at BCCF since 2006. Intracoastal agents voluntarily contribute to this fund when they are paid a commission. Ocean Isle Beach agents are excited to make a donation to Brunswick Community College in appreciation for all they provide to the area.

On September 2 Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Carolina Strong Physical Therapy, which prides itself on convenient, comprehensive and compassionate physical therapy. The owners and sole practitioners, Michael (Mike) and Kelly Payne, assist clients in attaining their goals through one-hour, individualized treatment sessions. They have combined 18 years experience treating patients. Their experience is in orthopedics including total joint replacements, ACL/rotator cuff repairs, sports/overuse injuries, neck/back pain, balance impairments/vertigo and osteoporosis management. Their facility is well designed and equipped to provide individualized quality treatment. The Paynes are passionate about physical therapy, health and wellness. Photography: Contributed

Ribbon Cutting for Bloomers Floral Designs

“Intracoastal Realty Corporation’s continued support of BCCF students will ensure educational opportunities for students wishing to pursue their education at BCC,” said Elina DiCostanzo, director of resource development of BCC Foundation. “This generous donation will go far to ensure that students interested in pursuing an education will have opportunities to attend Brunswick Community College.” Students may apply for scholarships online starting March 2016 for the 2016-2017 academic year. BCC Foundation promotes philanthropy as a means to create scholarships in Brunswick County, focusing on students who may not attend the college due to financial stress. Individuals, families, corporations and organizations can establish scholarship funds or contribute to existing funds. Intracoastal Realty Corporation is an excellent example of an organization that values the pursuit of higher education as a path toward a more trained and skilled workforce.

On August 21 Mandee Williams hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Bloomers Floral Designs located at 6741A Beach Drive SW in Ocean Isle Beach. Bloomers Floral Designs offers fresh flowers, silk arrangements, wreaths, gifts, gift baskets, Tyler Candles and Carolina Concoctions jams, preserves, salsa, pickles and gourmet mixes.

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Ribbon Cutting at Southport Massage Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Southport Massage on August 7. Southport Massage is located at 1306 N. Atlantic Avenue in Southport. Owner Jason Smith said, “Massage therapy isn’t just a way to relax, it’s also a way to alleviate pain, help you sleep, boost immune function, reduce stress and jump start your brainpower. You deserve to feel good, and your body deserves to function at its best.” Appointments are available Monday through Saturday. Smith also offers Mobile Massage, so patients don’t have to stress about driving to their next appointment. Southport Massages serves Southport, St. James, Oak Island, Bolivia, Sunset Harbor and Boiling Spring Lakes.

Ribbon Cutting for The Thistle’s Community Center

On August 25 Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for The Thistle’s new community amenity center. The center features a pool, whirlpool spa, steam saunas, a fitness center and an aerobic and yoga studio. The covered outdoor kitchen and bar offers the perfect entertaining venue. Sunset Slush served Classic Wine Coolers and The Thistle restaurant, The Pot Bunker Pub, provided food. Photography: Contributed

Novant Health Brings New Surgeon to Brunswick County Matthew Benenati, D.O., joined Novant Health Surgical Associates. Novant Health Surgical Associates has offices located in Bolivia, Sunset Beach and Southport. In addition to general surgery, Benenati focuses on advanced minimally invasive procedures. He specializes in the surgical treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), achalasia, benign esophageal and gastric disorders, hernias and diseases of the colon. Benenati earned his bachelor’s degree from Grove City College in Grove City, Pa., and attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pa. He went on to complete residency in general surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey followed by a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery under Adrian Park, 32

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M.D., at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Md. He has conducted research in diaphragmatic hernias, abdominal wall hernias, colon surgery and bariatric surgery. Outside of the hospital, Benenati enjoys traveling with his family, SCUBA diving, photography and the graphic arts. “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Benenati to our team at Novant Health Surgical Associates,” said Mark Tillotson, M.D., of Novant Health Surgical Associates. “As our practice grows, we will continue to provide Brunswick County with quality surgical care in convenient locations close to home.” Photography: Contributed

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increased sales and increased awareness of their business. The show airs twice a day, seven days a week. In each category, judges declared one entry as the Grand Award winner. They also select a few others in the category as winners of Awards of Excellence. This year’s competition drew 113 entries from across the United States and several from Canada. Entries were divided into two classifications based on budget size: those above $1 million and those below that amount. “Chambers are often the catalyst for community advancement, and they communicate not only with their business constituents, but also with the broader populations of the towns, cities or regions they serve,” says Mick Fleming, ACCE president. “These awards spotlight excellence in content, design, execution and most importantly the positive outcomes chambers create as they go about the work of coordinating efforts that benefit communities.”

56% of us have no idea how much we’ll need to retire More than 40 community members were in attendance to show their support for the newly opened McLeod Sunset Beach Internal Medicine office, located in Sunset Beach. Dr. Ruth Wieland is accepting new patients and looks forward to continuing to serve the community at her new location. “I am so excited about our new office and providing great care,” said Dr. Wieland. The new office building at this location will also offer opportunities for medical specialists to provide routine clinics in the future.

but 100% of us still plan to have a good retirement.

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Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce is a 2015 recipient of an Award of Excellence (AOE) from the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). ACCE’s Awards for Communications Excellence recognize outstanding initiatives in four categories of chamber communications: Advertising and Marketing, Publications, Electronic and Campaigns. Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce won for its “Nosin’ Around” TV show produced by ATMC-TV in the electronics division. “Nosin’ Around” is in partnership with Atlantic Telephone Membership Corporation and ATMC-TV. This partnership is in direct line with the chamber’s mission of building community and supporting business. ATMC has more than 26,000 subscribers and more than 90,000 online views. The feedback received from the businesses featured includes

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On the Menu: Carrot Soufflé It’s worth taking the time to bake a soufflé once in a while.

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through the trouble of baking a soufflé? It takes time, you dirty up too many dishes, and you have to tip toe around in the kitchen so it doesn’t fall flat. Nowadays we are so busy and our culture is geared toward making everything happen quick, now and instant, but I think it’s worth slowing down to bake a soufflé once in a while. I think of soufflés as being something served at a fancy dinner or for a special occasion. What better time to serve up something that took love and time than during the holidays. I can’t imagine that the pilgrims or Native Americans served soufflé, but it’s still fun to make. Soufflé is a French word that means to “puff up” or “let breathe.” Egg whites are beaten with sugar until feathery and full of air. Then, when mixed with the fat of the yolks, other ingredients and baked, the air bubbles trapped in the egg whites expand, making… soufflé! If done properly it will form a kind of scaffold that keeps the soufflé from collapsing. Often soufflés are prepared in the dessert form, but a savory soufflé is unique and notable. My aunt Cyndi used to serve a carrot soufflé that was delicate, melted in your mouth and tasted rich but light at the same time. When I want to make an impression or 34

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serve up some love, I always prepare my version of this impressive side dish. Carrots come in a few colors such as yellow and white, even purple, but for this recipe I use only the orange carrots. Not only do the orange carrots contain a certain antioxidant called beta-carotene, which is good for you,

but also they are high in vitamin A. This dish cooks up to look like a fluffy sweet potato casserole, but it leaves a unique flavor and texture in your mouth. Prepare my version of the succulent carrot soufflé as a side dish, and I can assure you it will resonate with your family and friends.


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In a separate bowl, mix the flour; baking powder, nutmeg and cinnamon then slowly add the dry ingredients to the carrot mixture in the processor while pulsing. In another clean bowl, whip the egg whites with the sugar until frothy.

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Sunset Beach Veterans Memorial Dedication The Town of Sunset Beach has held ceremonies on Veterans Day and Memorial Day since 1998. The locations changed from year to year, and many townsfolk dreamed of one day having a veterans memorial in town as a place to hold ceremonies and remember the county’s veterans. In December 2012, a small group of people met in Lou DeVita’s dining room and decided the time had come to make that dream a reality. Made up of Sunset Beach residents and representatives from area organizations, the Committee to Honor America’s Veterans was created. “This committee is taking up the mantle of a group that first attempted to build a memorial almost ten years ago,” explained former Sunset Beach Police Chief Jay Kerr, a prime mover of the effort. “At that time one of the obstacles we faced was the lack of an appropriate location for a worthy memorial.” With the creation of the Sunset Beach Town Park, a serene setting was finally available befitting a memorial that would honor all who had served in the military. The committee recruited more members, enlisted the services of Joe Johnson,

the original architect who had been involved in the concept years earlier, and began a methodical campaign to secure a location in the park. Once the 2013 Town Council approved the site, the committee began its fund-raising efforts and developed a design for the memorial. A gallery was chosen to create the statues of a boy and girl saluting the flag, the granite and brick colors were chosen, and contractors were enlisted to build the memorial. The purchase of bricks to memorialize veterans gained momentum, and donations from individuals and businesses increased. For two and half years, committee members spent many weekends raising funds at festivals, held a concert and sponsored a successful golf tournament in 2014. On Memorial Day, May 25, 2015, the committee held a groundbreaking ceremony. Actual construction began on August 15, 2015, and almost three months from the day a Dedication Ceremony was held on Veterans Day, November 11, 2015, in the Sunset Beach Town Park. It was an amazing adventure. Photography: Contributed

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Novant Health Foundation Brunswick Medical Center Golf Tournament Novant Health Foundation Brunswick Medical Center hosted its fourth annual golf tournament at Sea Trail Golf Resort on September 11, with proceeds benefiting the prescription assistance fund. This program helps patients who are discharged from the hospital pay for medications that they otherwise not be able to afford. The 18-hole, captain’s choice tournament featured a hole-in-one contest with the chance to win a lease on a new car provided by Naber Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Shallotte. It included men’s and women’s categories for closest to the pin, closest to the center line and a putting competition. Mulligans and chances to hit from the 150 mark were available to golfers. Through the thoughtful gifts of grateful patients, corporate donors, grant-making institutions and local supporters, Novant Health Foundation Brunswick Medical Center is making an impact on health in the Brunswick community. For more information go to NovantHealth.org. Photography: Contributed

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NC Oyster Festival For 35 years, October has meant oysters in Ocean Isle Beach. On October 17 and 18, the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce kicked off the 35th annual NC Oyster Festival. Saturday was a day full of entertainment and fun. With a lineup of bands such as Fat Jack Band, CC Martin, Gary Lowder & Smokin Hot, and Darrell Harwood, the crowds were rocking and rolling. The Oyster Shucking contest, sponsored by Ocean Isle Fishing Center and Shallotte River Swamp Park, was also held on Saturday. In the professional division, Zephe Bonifacio took home first place, Dorothy Mae Hill took second place, and Maxine Hill won third. In the amateur division, first place went to Doug Clayton, second place to Bubba Johnston and third place to Larry Bordeaux. The second contest of the day was the Oyster Eating contest, sponsored by Prestige Outdoor Lighting. After several heats of competition, Robert West came out victorious as the Grand Champion. Sunday may have been a little chilly, but that didn’t stop everyone from coming out to enjoy the second day of the festival. The sounds of Whitney Lane, The Embers and Jim Quick and the Coastline Band filled the air. The Shaggin Oyster contest, sponsored by Coastal Shag Club, was held, and in the Professional Division Darlene and Dennis Brown of Mt. Pleasant, N.C., won first place. For the amateur division, Cathy Milchenski and John Lowery took home the first place Shaggin Oyster plaque. Under the main tent, the Oyster Stew competition, sponsored by Wing & Fish Company, was under way. After more than 300 tickets were sold, the public voted, and newcomer Yum’s The Word (The Filling Station) took home first prize. The whole weekend would have not been possible without the great sponsors. A special thank you goes out to Novant Health, Town of Ocean Isle Beach, Williamson Family, Pelicans Perch, Ocean Isle Beach Fire and Police Departments, Ocean Isle Fishing Center, Shallotte River Swamp Park, Wing & Fish Company, Ocean Isle Fish Company, Prestige Outdoor Lighting, Brunswick Electric Membership Corp., ATMC, Waste Industries, Museum of Coastal Carolina, Planet Fun, Ocean Isle Inn, Century 21 Sunset McClure Realty, First Citizens Bank, Spotless Vein Care, IntraCoastal Realty, Servpro, Jimmy’s Marine, LeafFilter North, Elite Water Systems, Sunset Properties, Bath Fitter, Athens Publishing, South Brunswick Magazine, Brunswick Beacon, Golf Cart Outlet, Time 2 Remember, CWS Insurance, The Kesky Store and CresCom Bank. Photography: TIME 2 REMEMBER

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Chilled & Grilled

The winners of the Chilled & Grilled Competition were:

The Rotary Club of South Brunswick Islands presented the third annual Chilled & Grilled, Brunswick County’s food and wine festival, on September 16. The event raised more than $10,000 for scholarships and other projects to benefit the youth of Brunswick County. Hundreds of guests packed the Dinah E. Gore Center at Brunswick Community College to sample the fare of the 22 restaurants that competed in three main categories of appetizers, entrees and desserts. Guests voted on the best in each category as well as a People’s Choice and Best Presentation Award. They also enjoyed the music of singer-songwriter Tain Collins.

Best Presentation: The Isles Restaurant

People’s Choice Award: The Boundary House Appetizers: First Place: The Isles Restaurant, Crab Cake over Arugula Salad Second Place: Yum’s the Word/Filling Station, Clam Chowder Third Place: Lockwood Folly Marketplace, Chili

Entrées: First Place: The Wing & Fish Co., Cajun Grouper with Mango Salsa Second Place: The Purple Onion Cafe, Brunswick Stew Third Place: The Isles Restaurant, Andouille-Crusted Snapper

Desserts: First Place: Yum’s the Word/Filling Station, Nutty Parfait Second Place: Sharkey’s, Key Lime Cups Third Place: The Isles, Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding with Drunken Peaches Photography: Mark Steelman

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Operation Marry Me Military Thanks to the organization Operation Marry Me Military, Army staff sergeant Stuart Moore and his bride, Courtney, received a free wedding on Veterans Day. Sgt. Moore has been in the Army for six years, earning numerous commendations and medals, and he met Courtney while he was stationed in Fayetteville. They dated for eight months before deciding to get married. The two were thrilled to win the free wedding with Operation Marry Me Military, which puts together weddings for servicemen and women using donated services. Brunswick County Operation Marry Me Military Director Wendy Hilliard says a number of Southport and surrounding area businesses and individuals donated their time and services to make this wedding happen. The donated services for this wedding alone totaled more than $40,000. “What Operation Marry Me Military is able to give them, it does not compare to what they give us,� says Alecia Davis-Geddings, founder of Operation Marry Me Military. Military members are encouraged to apply for a wedding through Operation Marry Me Military. For information, go to operationammm.com Photography: TIME 2 REMEMBER

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Strengthening Sunset Beach No one knows a community better than its citizens. Sunset Vision inspires the residents of Sunset Beach to create their own future. story by Melissa Slaven Warren

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Looking to enhance the enjoyment of the unique town of Sunset Beach? There’s a group for that. Sunset Vision is a communityenrichment organization made up of a diverse group of volunteer citizens, from local business owners to community leaders, all from different neighborhoods around town. They are

dedicated to providing stewardship, inspiration, innovation, collaboration and resources so that Sunset Beach continues to be an ideal community in which to work, play and live. Started by Mayor Ron Watts and his wife, Adrienne, in early 2015 as an interest-seeking mission, Sunset Vision has evolved into a grassroots

committee that recommends and promotes citizen-funded community projects that the local government might not be in the position to support for a variety of reasons. The group convenes monthly to examine projects and funding opportunities. “It’s a collaboration of great ideas with no agenda other than to give back to Sunset Beach,” explains committee member and acting chairwoman Catherine Milioti. The power behind Sunset Vision lies with Sunset Beach citizens, who ultimately suggest projects. Residents’ suggestions are vital to the group’s mission, and committee members make it their goal to support worthy ideas and projects that can help maintain and enhance the Sunset Beach experience for both its citizens and visitors. “We want the people of Sunset Beach to tell us what they want to see happen,” says committee member Clark Milioti. “They give the committee a direction on what to work toward.” Committee co-founder and member Adrienne Watts further describes the impact of citizen guidance when it comes to selecting projects. “It exemplifies the grassroots nature of the group,” she says. “The more input the residents give us, the more ownership of the town and the community they have.” Though still in its infancy, Sunset Vision has already resulted in several gifts to the town of Sunset Beach, including two bike racks, the first installed just before Memorial Day in the newly opened Sunset Beach park and another installed at the Bird Walk on Shoreline Drive West at Twin Lakes. A third bike rack that will support seven bikes is currently in the funding stage and planned for installation at the public beach access at 40th Street. With the town’s efforts to increase bike and pedestrian pathways, there is an emphasis on outdoor living and experiencing nature as a way of improving health and well-being in the Fall 2015

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Above: Clark Milioti, Catherine Milioti and Pete Larkin (right) are members of Sunset Vision, a community-enrichment organization in Sunset Beach.

community. Sunset Beach is fortunate to represent a community of cycling enthusiasts, naturalists and visitors who focus on personal and environmental health. The bike racks seemed a good place for the group to start, as they are reflection of the community’s commitment to enrich its public gathering spaces. In addition to the bike rack in Sunset Beach Park, Sunset Vision has been able to fund a swing and a bench to be installed in the park in the coming weeks. Both offer citizens and visitors a great place to relax and observe the beautiful natural resources the town has to offer. 50

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Sunset Beach is the number 10 stop on the North Carolina Birding Trail. With more than 260 species of birds living in or visiting the area each year, the community a birder’s paradise. To help nature lovers learn more about the birds they can find, such as wood storks, black-crowned night herons and white ibis, to name just a few, Sunset Vision recently funded and installed an educational kiosk at the Bird Walk on Shoreline Drive West. Sunset Vision helps residents take proactive steps to identify and create solutions that work to fill a need or meet a challenge in the neighborhood.

There are several ways to help Sunset Vision fund those solutions. Citizens can make financial contributions directly to Sunset Vision, or they can fund a specific project through citizinvestor.com. Citizinvestor is a crowdfunding and civic engagement platform for local government and community projects that empowers citizens to invest in their community to create change. Sunset Vision will post a project to citizinvestor.com, where citizens can then make tax-deductible contributions and watch the progress of the donations online.


In addition to Citizinvestor and resident funding, Sunset Vision works directly with Sunset Beach Merchants Association members to help increase awareness of their project-driven committee. “We’ve done a lot of grassroots fundraising to foster synergy with local merchants like Backstreet Café, Oceans Salon and Spa, and Bleu, who’ve all donated bicycles or gift cards for raffling,” says Catherine. Volunteering with Sunset Vision is an important way for citizens to give back to their community. The current advisory committee is made of 10 volunteers who all have full-time jobs or commitments in addition to bringing good things to the town of Sunset Beach, so help is always welcome and appreciated. “Suggesting projects, donating or volunteering, there are multiple ways every citizen can contribute,” says Clark. Donations of any size are welcome. “All contributions help us to continue to make Sunset Beach the little gem of a city that is,” says Catherine. Sunset Vision is extremely optimistic about its future. “This is an exciting time for us because what started out as an experiment with a single bike rack has worked beyond our imaginations,” says Catherine. In the coming year they hope to seek nonprofit 501(c)(3) status so that they have the ability to accept contributions and donations that are tax-deductible to donors in order to broaden their base of public support from individuals and companies alike. n

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These are the people who give us hope for the future of Brunswick County. They are part of the next generation of business and civic leaders, and as they come into their own, the potential for greatness increases across the county.

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In 2012 Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce introduced the Future 10, a group of young professionals who are community-minded and enthusiastic about Brunswick County and who live up to the chamber’s motto: “Building Community and Supporting Business.” A new crop of Future 10 professionals was named for 2015-16. They were nominated by coworkers, supervisors,

employees, fellow business owners, friends and even spouses. In the following pages, you’ll hear their stories and come to see that they, like the inaugural class, are key players in the future of Brunswick County. Nominees for the Future 10 award demonstrated a commitment to excellence in their careers and to making a positive impact on the

Brunswick County community and quality of life. Additionally, they met internal requirements: younger than 40, actively involved in the community through a civic organization, and passionate about Brunswick County. Read on to see the future in Brunswick County.

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Chris Burrows W in g & F is h C o m p a n y G e n e r al M a n ag e r

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Chris Burrows didn’t come to

Brunswick County to run a restaurant, he came to fish. He worked in bars and restaurants in college, and shortly after college he left the North Carolina mountains for the South Carolina low country to pursue his passion: fishing and writing about it. Charleston was ideal in many ways: the

fishing was fine and the abundance of restaurants allowed him to keep one foot in the hospitality game. Along came Captain Brant McMullan, who offered Burrows his dream job at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center: running charters and writing for their website. It wasn’t long before Brunswick County was home. As Burrows’ strengths started to show, he moved into a management position. Then Brant and Barrett McMullan approached him about opening a new restaurant in Shallotte. “I immediately saw the need in the town,” Burrows says. “I know the only way to be successful is to be surrounded by the right people, and we have the right owners for this concept. They believe in what we are doing and will invest what is needed to make it happen. My job has been to find and help develop the right people to make the restaurant go.” Go it has. Burrows has assembled a team that’s allowed Wing & Fish to thrive, and that has helped him maintain the excellence he strives for. “I’m not a big fan of second place,” he says. “Not to say that it doesn’t happen, it happens all the time, but it’s great motivation to improve and get the job done.” Through the work of steady improvement with his team, Burrows earned a place among the Future 10. “I believe it means that someone is watching the effort that goes into making Wing & Fish what it is,” he says. “And it’s more of a team honor than an individual award; there’s no way I could have accomplished any of this without the team here.” Fall 2015

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Clifton Cheek R e s o r t B r o k e r a g e a n d C o ns u l t in g Ow n e r a n d b r o k e r - i n - cha r g e

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“Growing up here, I developed

a passion for this area and have absolutely no doubt that this is the best place on Earth to live and visit,” says Clifton Cheek, which explains why he joined the family business, Resort Brokerage, in 2003. For the last 13 years, he’s been helping families find a place to call their own in the place he loves, Brunswick County. Resort Brokerage is a true family business. Cheek’s father opened the business in 1999. Cheek’s father, mother, one of his brothers and his wife all work there. Cheek calls it “a blessing” to work with his family and to have the rest of the family (his in-laws and his other brother) nearby. This closeness goes a long way toward building a sense of community. In building that sense of community, Cheek stays involved. “The most important reason [to be involved] is the ability to contribute to growing and shaping our area both for the shortterm benefits of our generation’s enjoyment, as well as long-term economic stability for future generations,” he says. “That’s why I dedicate a significant amount of time to the Business Development Committee [at the Chamber of Commerce]. To influence the actions and decisions that will ultimately shape the future of our community is incredibly rewarding.” The oldest of three boys in the family, Cheek feels that the natural competition and rivalries between he and his siblings

has given him the drive he needs to excel. That drive has paid off in the form of the Future 10, of which he says, “Every year, I’ve followed the Future 10 and held its [recipients] in the highest esteem. Knowing several awardees … they are undoubtedly the leaders that are building and will continue to bolster our community. I’m incredibly honored that members of our community thought enough of me to cast me in the same league as the other Future 10 awardees.” Fall 2015

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David Hutnik Aw e s o m e W e bsi t e G u y s / C o a s ta l R a c e P r o d u c t i o ns C o - Ow n e r

“We call it our forever home, and we’re lucky to count so many people in this community as lifelong friends.”

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Before starting Awesome Website Guys in 2015, David Hutnik held some odd jobs. Being from Indiana and growing up in a sea of corn, many of the jobs available were agricultural in nature — corn detassler, strawberry picker, online manure merchant — but one day he stumbled upon the entrepreneurship program at Ball State University (David Letterman’s alma mater, which may explain why Hutnik’s sense of humor is so finely honed), and found that he loved the energy and creativity that’s so prevalent in entrepreneurs. For a few years he worked in online marketing, managing social media for companies large and small, but then he saw the chance to let that entrepreneurial light shine. “Working with a [website] template company and a web agency for the last eight years, I found a gap in the market and decided to take the plunge with my business partner Daniel Beasley to solve and service this need,” he says. He calls Awesome Website Guys “more than just websites,” saying they’re a customer service company that answers a wider swath of online and social needs than other companies. And Awesome Website Guys is turning customers into loyal fans. Which is good when you consider Hutnik says he, “traded the corn field for the ocean and I’m not looking back.” Indeed, he’s embraced the salt life, spending his free time fishing, wakeboarding and generally beach bumming with his wife, Jackie, and daughter, Addie.

But his entrepreneurial fire burns hot, and it found another outlet in Hutnik’s love for the outdoors. “I also own a race management company, Coastal Race Productions, with my mother-in-law, Johnna Terranga,” he says. Coastal Race Productions produces road races, putting on events like 5Ks and half-marathons across the area. Their series of races drew more than 2,500 runners from 35 states and Canada in 2015, and he plans to expand that scope as quickly as reasonably possible. “My family and I, we’ve grown to love this area,” he says. “We call it our forever home, and we’re lucky to count so many people in this community as lifelong friends. I just hope we can make as much of an impact on Brunswick County as it’s made on us.” n Fall 2015

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Dr. Katie Ulam C o a s t a l I n t e g r a t iv e H e a l t h C h i r o p r ac t o r

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In Dr. Katie Ulam’s office

at Coastal Integrative Health, excellence is expected. “Last year I had two Future 10s from my office,” she says. “That was a big deal to me and really made me push myself to live up to those standards. For me, to find out that a year later I’m following in their footsteps is truly an honor.” Ulam’s Future 10 award also made her reflect on how she’s grown in the community. Originally from Cortland, Ohio, Ulam went to undergrad at Ohio State University for three years and proceeded to get her degree from Youngstown State University. After finishing her degree, she moved to South Carolina then continued even farther south and attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Daytona Beach, Florida. After graduating, she moved up to Myrtle Beach and eventually found herself in Brunswick County. “I arrived in August 2013 and I wondered if I was even saying Shallotte the right way,” she says. “I definitely did not want to be the Yankee who couldn’t even pronounce her town’s name correctly. In the last two years, I’ve learned how tightly knit this community is. From the locals to the transplants, we all love this community.” She says Brunswick County has “taken me in and allowed me to call it my new home,” two things she’s very appreciative of. Ulam has jumped right into living in Brunswick County, getting involved with the South Brunswick Island Rotary Club,

spending time with friends, boating and hanging out on the beach, all while establishing herself as a respected chiropractor in the community. But her life is not all fun and games. She takes her chiropractic work very seriously. She started seeing a chiropractor at age 16 to manage some pain and help her recover after some various dance and sports injuries. Because of her education and philosophy on chiropractic care, she says, “I am able to provide an alternative to drugs and surgery using nothing more than my hands and a balance of exercise and nutrition. To me, that is the best feeling ever.”

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Dr. Laura Douna Oc e a n I s l e F a m i l y D e n t is t r y Ow n e r a n d d o c t o r o f d e n t al s u r g e r y

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Remember Hermey the Elf?

Sure you do, he’s the one on “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” who declares, “I want to be a dentist.” Well Dr. Laura Douna has a Hermey Christmas ornament she hangs on the tree every year. “With all his experience making toys, he’s probably great with his hands, which would make him a great dentist,” she says, adding that she likes Hermey because he “encourages children to think about what they want to be when they grow up. [He] also puts dentistry in a positive light.” As a dentist, it seems like there’s an uphill battle to keep that positive light shining on you; after all, no one wants

cavities, and if you don’t floss or brush properly, cleanings can be uncomfortable. Douna and her staff make dentistry more approachable, perhaps with a little of that elf magic, but more so because she’s passionate about providing her patients with the best care she can. Douna also finds ways to give to the community in ways that others might overlook. One of those ways is with North Carolina Missions of Mercy (NCMOM), a group that’s served 55,000 Carolinians since it began in 2003. NCMOM sets up free dental clinics to provide everything from cleanings to extractions and fillings for those who need but can’t afford dental care. “With each clinic they can serve anywhere from 300 to 3,000 patients in two days,” she says. Most recently she’s helped with another organization, the Cape Fear Clinic’s Volunteer Referral Program, in which she provides free dental care to their patients on occasion. In this work, though there’s no financial reward, she does get to see an improved smile with every patient. When asked about being part of the Future 10, Douna says, “[It] means that I’ve been recognized as an integral part of this community, and I plan to live up to that standard and meet the expectations of my patients and neighbors. I also hope that I can be an inspiration to other young professionals who want to start their own businesses in South Brunswick County.” Fall 2015

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Mark Bachara B a c h a r a & Ess e y A t t o r n e y s a t L a w A t t o r n e y a n d ma n ag e r

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“A community is only as strong as the people living in it, and while Brunswick County is rich in beauty and resources, there are many people here who are suffering for any number of reasons,” says Mark Bachara. “The obligation to help those in need is inherent in civic duty.” That’s his own philosophy on community and volunteerism, but he could be speaking for each of the Future 10 when he says this. Bachara’s an attorney at Bachara & Essey, a job that keeps him busy, but not too busy to put his time and energy into bettering his community. He’s a member of the Southport Rotary Sundowners (a division of Southport Rotary Club), serves on the Dosher Memorial Hospital Foundation board, is active in Communities in Schools and Brunswick Community

Foundation, and acts as a Volunteer Judge for Brunswick County Teen Court. He’s also involved in the Brunswick Little Theatre, Amuzu Musical Productions and the Trinity Methodist Church Choir. So where does he find the energy to do all of this? “I’ve been working in some form or fashion since I was 12 years old,” he says. He’s 34 now. In the five years he’s lived in Southport, he’s made a name for himself and an impact on his new home town. “I was raised to volunteer my time in the community; that all started with church youth missions,” he explains. “I find it fulfilling to try and be a positive influence on the lives of others.” But, he says, volunteering isn’t just about the community. He gets something out of it too. “I view each volunteering opportunity as a great way to help others, but also to improve myself,” he says. He adds that the growth one experiences through volunteering helps you become a better version of yourself, which explains how he’s had such an impact on a community in such a short time. Though he doesn’t do any of his work — professional or volunteer — for the glory, he says of the Future 10, “It’s humbling to be recognized. Encouraging the younger generation to get involved in the community will become increasingly important. It’s good to see so many people taking the time and energy to give back.” Fall 2015

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Nicole Ellen I nsi d e O u t C o u ns e l in g S e r vic e s , LL C L i c e n s e d p r o f e ss i o n al c o u n s e l o r

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Nicole Ellen is a comforter

and caregiver at heart. As a licensed professional counselor, she provides her clients — children and adults — with emotional support and guidance through the challenges of their lives. It’s not an easy job. “My job is both stressful and rewarding,” she says. “You cannot sit in a room and talk with people about the most horrific experiences of their lives and not take some of it home with you. The stories I hear are often heartbreaking. But then you have that person who comes to you and hugs you and, with tears in their eyes, thanks you for making a difference in their life. Those are the moments that keep you going.” As a mental health professional, she faces these challenges every day, but she finds creative, innovative solutions to help every person she sees. She has crawled under couches and into hiding spots with frightened children, put on clown makeup to make kids laugh, even played Candyland with a grown man as a way to distract him from another panic attack. But the Puppy Protection Agency is one of her biggest, lasting creative endeavors. “I created the Puppy Protection Agency after I had a grandmother come to me and tell me my four-year old patient wasn’t sleeping and was scared to go to school,” she says. “I wanted to make the patient feel more secure, so I scoured the office for a stuffed animal that I could give my patient. I

found a puppy. After I created an adoption certificate and badge for the puppy, I told my patient he was an undercover agent there to provide extra security. I’ve given out many Puppy Protection Agents, and all of the kids know they’re safe to tell the puppies all of their fears and secrets, and that pup will never tell or judge.” This approach to helping her youngest clients is only one of the ways Nicole works to strengthen her community. She also volunteers as a T-ball coach and softball mom, works in her church and takes an active role in everything her three daughters participate in, from drama club to dance teams. The Future 10 is something she calls “amazing.” Being recognized by her peers for “the hard work I have put into what I do in making a difference” is part of that honor, but so is “the opportunity that [this award] may give me the chance to help others that I may not have otherwise been able to reach” is part of it too. Fall 2015

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Dr. Monique Weddle Fa m i ly F i r s t H e a lt h C e n t e r C h i r o p r ac t o r

“It’s where my family is and where my roots are.”

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Dr. Monique Weddle, or “Dr. Moe”

as she’s more commonly known, walked into the doors of Family First Health Center as a patient. She was in high school and had injured her neck. The chiropractors at Family First helped her, opening her eyes to a career path. As soon as the Ocean Isle native graduated from UNC Wilmington, she moved to Atlanta to study chiropractic at Life University. Now she’s back home, working as a chiropractor and earning the accolades of her peers. As part of the Future 10, she says it’s her duty and “goal to love and serve my community with passion and purpose, and to better the lives around me.” It’s that kind of attitude that pushed her to excel in business and the community and earn that spot among this year’s class. “Brunswick County has always been home to so many passionate, driven and successful individuals who are making the world around them a better place,” she says. “It’s where my family is and where my roots are.” And now it’s a place where she’s helping shape the future. Through her work at Family First, she helps patients with pediatric and prenatal chiropractic care. In helping these young patients achieve proper alignment and correct imbalances, she’s enabling them to start their lives in the best way possible. “So many conditions can be lessened or reversed naturally through the body’s ability to heal,” she says, adding that she just helps that process along. In addition to the Webster Technique, a renowned pediatric chiropractic technique, and the use of other low-force

pediatric adjustment techniques, Weddle helps her patients heal. She also brings in other factors like nutrition analysis to provide a more holistic approach to her patients’ health. Weddle assists everyone, not just her patients. She teaches free classes on health and wellness as a way to spread the word about chiropractic care, but more as a way to help promote more healthful nutrition, exercise and lifestyle practices. And she practices what she preaches. When she’s not in the office, you’ll find her and her fiancée, Dr. Mac (also a chiropractor), getting outdoors to enjoy the best things Brunswick County has to offer. Whether it’s golf, a hike or going for a jog, they’re always outside, unless, that is, they’re checking out the latest cafe’s healthy food choices. Maybe that’s why Weddle says if she wasn’t a chiropractor she’d like to be Anthony Bourdain, “traveling the globe eating, living and writing to tell all about it.” Fall 2015

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Stephie McCumbee S u pp l y E l e m e n t a r y S c h o o l A ss i s t a n t p r i n c i pal

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“I want to be a part of something greater than me,” says Stephie McCumbee, assistant principal at Supply Elementary School. “When I am at work or thinking about work, I feel complete. I know that I am exactly where God wants me to be. I love knowing that I am fulfilling my purpose in life and that I am able to positively impact 700 students.” McCumbee always wanted to be a teacher. From the age of 8, when her family moved to Brunswick County, she felt the

calling to the blackboard. After a decade in the classroom, she made the jump to administration; a move she says allows her to implement ideas, strategies and changes in the classroom and the school that she’s thought about for her entire school career, both as a student and teacher. Being named one of the Future 10 is something she finds exciting “because of what it can bring to my school.” The honor, she says, is one more thing that says to parents “Your children are in great hands and great things are on the horizon.” Though McCumbee is a National Board Certified Teacher and is currently working on her doctoral dissertation, her work pushes beyond the classroom. She’s the author of seven picture books designed to teach students and other young readers life lessons on how to handle themselves in certain situations and how to make positive choices. For her, becoming assistant principal at Supply Elementary School is coming full circle. “I completed my student teaching at Supply and I’ve always felt like it was my home,” she says. “I am honored to have been chosen to help lead this school.”

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Victoria Bellamy N o v a n t H e a l t h B r u nswic k M e d ic a l C e n t e r C o mm u n i t y e n gag e m e n t sp e c i al i s t

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Working in healthcare is a family tradition for Victoria Bellamy. Her grandmother worked as an x-ray tech in Fayetteville, and her aunt is a labor and delivery nurse in Wilmington. So the attraction to work in a hospital was strong, except for one thing: “I didn’t think I was cut out for a clinical career, but I was interested in the business side of healthcare.” She pursued a degree in communication studies, and as a senior at UNC Wilmington took an internship in the marketing and public relations department at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center. That internship sealed the deal for her, and she was able to combine her love of planning and outreach with her desire to make a difference in the healthcare field. At Novant Health, she’s able to support all areas of the hospital through a variety of outreach programs and community events. “Over the last year, I’ve worked with team members at the hospital to expand our breast health program,” she says. “Through the hard work of many people, we were able to bring a mobile mammography coach to Brunswick County.” This mobile mammography coach is a critical step in reaching women who live in remote parts of the county or may have difficulty getting to the hospital or a doctor’s office for regular screenings. And it’s just one way Bellamy helps present the hospital to the community. Another way is through events like the Oyster Festival. “One of the biggest community events that I help plan for the hospital is our participation at the NC Oyster Festival,”

she says. “I see the hospital’s partnership with the chamber at this event as a way to emphasize all of the things that make Brunswick County unique, and it’s a way for the Novant Health team to show that we are more than just the local hospital, but a true community partner.” Bellamy is also a part of the Shallotte Junior Women’s Club and the South Brunswick Islands Shrine Club, but if she’s not busy with work, volunteering or putting on an event, you’ll find her and her husband outside, golfing, fishing, hunting, boating and taking part in Brunswick County’s great outdoors. Of the Future 10, Bellamy says, “It’s a wonderful feeling to be recognized for excelling in a career that I love while I’m serving a community I love. I hope I earned this honor because I’ve positively impacted someone and they saw my potential for success.” Fall 2015

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The Power of Love Volunteers and donors are a big reason why Lower Cape Fear Hospice works so well in Brunswick County, but more help is always needed. story and PHOTOGRAPHY BY Carolyn Bowers

Hospice. It’s an essential resource people don’t often talk about, and many people may not know about it, until they need it for themselves or a loved one. Hospice helps patients and their families cope with advanced illness by providing pain relief and symptom management. It makes the last days of life a little easier and helps people live with dignity by creating an atmosphere of peace and respect. It encourages communication and promotes family bonding. And when life is over for the patient, the family is supported through professional bereavement programs and counseling. About 95 percent of hospice patients are served in their places of residence, either at their home or an assisted living or nursing facility. Those who are in need of intensive comfort care may qualify for a short-term stay at a hospice inpatient facility. The regional Lower Cape Fear Hospice (LCFH), a nonprofit, is a shining example of this end-of-life resource.

It has three hospice care centers in Bolivia, Whiteville and Wilmington. Each day LCFH serves more than 750 hospice and palliative care patients in Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, Onslow and Pender counties in North Carolina and Horry, Georgetown and Marion counties in South Carolina. That amounts to more than 4,800 patients served annually. LCFH’s Brunswick County care center, SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, is thriving, thanks in great part to volunteers and donors. Since the hospice care center opened in Bolivia in June 2012, there has been an outpouring of donor and volunteer support for both the facility and the services provided for patients in their residences. In 2014, 155 volunteers in Brunswick County collectively contributed a total of more than 10,000 hours. Fall 2015

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Above: Dave Pearce, LCFH Foundation board member and volunteer, and Haylie Long, LCFH community outreach coordinator for Brunswick County, stand in front of the Impressions tile wall.

Above: Pat Murray is a volunteer receptionist at the LCFH building in Bolivia.

Many volunteers regularly visit with a patient and soon become friends. Others make meals for families and visitors to the Bolivia facility. Still others provide special services for patients. One woman paints nails. Another plays a harp by bedsides. A licensed massage therapist gives massages to patients and the caregivers in the patients’ homes. There is also a series of programs and initiatives specifically designed to meet the unique needs of veterans and their families. But according to Haylie Long, community outreach coordinator for Brunswick County, LCFH can always use more volunteers, especially men. “We would like to have a man visit with the men, but we don’t have enough men volunteers,” Long says, adding they welcome “anybody who has an interest in people and wants to help.” LCFH offers a 12-hour training program for volunteers. Training is typically divided up into three or four sessions during a week. This course is offered several times a year. For each at-home visit, the volunteer is given contact numbers for the patient’s nurse, social worker and caregiver, if the caregiver chooses to leave the house during their visit. Recognizing that sometimes a volunteer might feel uncomfortable visiting someone in hospice, longtime volunteer and LCFH Foundation Trustee Dave Pearce offers

this advice: “Patients understand their own condition and really just want to talk about the same things they have always been interested in, whether that is sports or family or church or even politics. Just be yourself and be their friend.” SECU Hospice House of Brunswick is a state-of-the-art facility with a reception area and volunteer receptionist, a nicely furnished living room complete with a fireplace and a piano, a modern dining room, a bereavement room, office space and a conference room with a seating capacity of 60 people. The inpatient care center has seven private patient/family suites, each with a daybed so a family member can spend the night comfortably. Each room looks out onto a patio and lovely garden. There are also small rooms where family members can get away for some quiet private time and a fully equipped playground in the backyard for younger visitors. Individual volunteers, churches, clubs and organizations provide lunches and dinners for family members every day of the week. These Meals of Love are prepared elsewhere and brought to the facility. Long encourages people who may have a need for this facility to stop by for a visit. She also suggests that “family members be proactive in initiating the conversation about their loved one’s options for future care and needs before the need becomes immediate.”

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Donations: 39% Grants: 6% Endowment: 1%

Sources of Funds - 2015 Total = $1,916,695 total was donated in fiscal year 2015 (Oct. 1, 2014-Sept. 30, 2015)

Capital Campaigns for the Wilmington care center expansion: 2% Memorials: 25% Estates: 13% Events: 15%

Above: The LCFH staff in front of the building in Bolivia.

Restricted Donations: 1% (for specific purposes)

The Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation raises funds to help keep LCFH and its facilities operating. While Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance plans have a hospice benefit, many patients will have some out-of-pocket expenses. However, as a nonprofit organization LCFH will serve anyone regardless of their ability to pay. The foundation relies on grants, donations and fundraising activities to fund LCFH capital projects, facility operating costs, palliative care services, community outreach, education and training programs, and bereavement services for adults and children. For gifts totaling $1,000 or more, a tile is handinscribed and dedicated in memory of or in honor of a loved one. Each tile is placed on the Impressions tile wall inside the Brunswick hospice care center. Tiles represent the sky, sand and sea, denoting impressions each person leaves on lives around them. LCFH periodically hosts meaningful and touching ceremonies to dedicate these tiles and mount them on a wall with all the others to form a wave. 78

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In encouraging others to consider giving money to or volunteering with LCFH, Pearce wrote the following in November 2012: “Please think about two points. First, take the time to understand the hospice choices in Brunswick County. Use this knowledge to guide your charitable giving — as well as to guide your personal choice should the need for hospice arise. Second, consider becoming a hospice volunteer. It’s a flexible supplement to a busy schedule of golf, boating and fishing. My life has been enriched by the people I have served.” n

Want to help? Volunteers and donations are always needed. For more information or to become a volunteer, contact Haylie Long at (910) 515-5038 or haylie.long@lcfh.org. Lower Cape Fear Hospice’s website is lcfh.org. The SECU Hospice House of Brunswick is at 955 Mercy Lane SE in Bolivia. The phone number is (910) 754-5356.


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Sport

Golf with the Pro Jason Hudson heads out with Trey Ernstes to find out what it takes to play The Brick. Story & Photography by Jason Hudson

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Only a few short years ago Brick Landing Golf Club was overgrown, unkempt, abandoned and forgotten. Then a group of individuals with roots in Pender County courses saw potential in the structure of the course and set out to breathe new life into the greens. It has been revived to become one of the most versatile and unique golf courses in the southern part of the county, a real diamond in the rough.

The course begins just off the pristinely beautiful Intracoastal Waterway and meanders into the adjacent communities. Early morning here is beautiful: The sun rises over the glassy water and illuminates the façade of the freshly painted clubhouse, which is reflected off one of many water hazards scattered strategically throughout the course. 82

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There is no shortage of difficulties to negotiate during a round of golf here. After all, this is a course that often boasts the motto “It takes balls to play the Brick,” referring to the amount of golf ball sacrifices the course requires. Difficult in its own unique way, the links-style course offers little relief from a bad day; however, the vistas alone can revive even the worst drive. As per many coastal courses, Brick Landing can offer dramatic wind challenges. In many cases you can be facing large water hazards immediately off the tee with a 10 to 20 mph head wind. Then almost as if in taunting fashion you’ll


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Above: The 18-hole golf course layout weaves through marshes and along the Intracoastal Waterway, taking full advantage of the terrain’s natural beauty.

round the corner to be facing into the wind again! This, of course, can be maddening, but if you love a challenge it’s great fun. On my recent visit to Brick Landing, I was fortunate to have the ultimate guidance of the most knowledgeable guy on the course. I got schooled by course pro Trey Ernstes. Ernstes is a kind guy with an enthusiasm for the sport. He picked up his first set of sticks when he was a teenager, and it was evident even then that he would pursue a life surrounded by the sport. After attending The Golf Academy in Myrtle Beach, he was ready to take on that challenge. He had a short stint as assistant pro at Old Pointe Golf Course in Hampstead, and then he was asked to take his expertise to a course that was recently purchased and in renovation — Brick Landing 2.0. On a late-summer morning twinged with a touch of Southern humidity, I met Ernstes on the dew-covered tee box

for a quick round. After a few jokes and shenanigans as we wound our way deep into the course, he started to peel back the layers of Brick Landing. Named for the brick depot just down the waterway that boomed in the 19th century, the course holds tight to the relics that shaped her. Many of the holes reminisce of the old construction, while others boast new challenges of the landscape. The greens themselves are stellar — Bermudagrass, a varietal that is unique to the area and unparalleled by any other course in North Carolina. Ernstes taught me about The Brick and all of its nuances — and then he schooled my golf game. I am a self-proclaimed “bogey golfer” and at times it seems there is little that can be done to fix my ailments on the golf course. However, with his patient and observant demeanor, Ernstes evaluated many of my mistakes and offered a combination of short-term and long-term fixes.

Named for the brick depot just down the waterway that boomed in the 19th century, the course holds tight to the relics that shaped her.

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On working with clients he says, “It is important to recognize the issues they are trying to fix. Do they want to just put a Band-Aid on the problem or fix it the right way?” Much of Ernstes’ philosophy dials back to the short game. “I love short game and I believe it is the most important thing in golf,” he says, almost immediately after rolling a few from the cup from 50 or so yards out. So much in the way of golf comes down to the very basic fundamentals. I can remember a The Far Side comic that depicts a golfer going through his pre-swing warm up trying to remember all the absurd tricks and tools to keep his swing dialed in perfectly. Each thought bubble reads a tip that we’ve all said or heard – “Keep your head down,” “Left arm straight,” “Be the ball” (err, actually I think that last one may be from Caddyshack). The comic strip made me chuckle. It stands out because so much of this sport is about minor tweaks; a slow evolution to eventual perfection that is impossible to achieve. Like no other sport, golf is the combination of natural, relaxing recreation and personal strife and self-loathing. Golf is an exercise in abuse disguised as a day outside with friends. As we wound our cart under the beautiful live oaks and along the waterway, basking in the warm morning sun, I thought for a second: Every time I’m on a new course I feel that old love for the game. I start to remember why I put myself through this torment. At Brick Landing, it only took a few glimpses across the finely manicured expanses to find peace in smacking around that little white ball — that is until I inevitably lost it. n

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Above: Trey Ernstes is the pro at Brick Landing.


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Deeb & Fanning, DDS, PA

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ven though they were a few years apart in school, Dr. David P. Deeb, DDS, FAGD and Dr. Michael J. Fanning, DDS were certain to

team up in the dental world after completing the same Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The two joined forces in 1996 as Deeb & Fanning, DDS, PA and have served the community out of the same Calabash building ever since. In 1999 they added 1,500 square feet to their building to help Contributed Photo

accommodate the growing demand for their services. “We are always accepting new patients, and patients in our office are seen on time; your time is valuable to us,” says Dr. Deeb. Both dentists treat patients for general and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Deeb also focuses in the placement and restoration of dental implants, while Dr. Fanning also provides the comprehensive orthodontics side of the business. By offering many different services of dentistry, it is easy to say they are well on their way to achieving the title of “super generalists.” “Rather than treating one tooth at a time, we pride ourselves in offering comprehensive examinations for optimal oral health,” says Dr. Fanning. While this “gleam team” is capable of taking on most any dental need, the doctors realize there are situations when the patient needs more specialized attention. Dr. Deeb and Dr. Fanning don’t hesitate to refer their patients to their select group of highly qualified specialists if needed. Dr. Fanning grew up in New York and Maryland while Dr. Deeb is from Pennsylvania. When asked why they choose to call Brunswick County home, Dr. Deeb says, “People like to vacation in small coastal towns, so why not live and practice where you vacation?” These doctors like to contribute to their community. Dr. Deeb and Dr. Fanning regularly donate to many charities, sponsor numerous local golf events and are boosters at Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach High School. “We feel it’s important to give back to the local community and support our patients in the organizations they work and volunteer for,” says Dr. Fanning.

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Dr. Michael Fanning and Dr. David Deeb have served the dentistry needs of Calabash since 1996. The practice is open Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 6:30 pm. Dr. Deeb and Dr. Fanning realize many people have busy schedules so they try to accommodate them by staying open later than most dental practices. “We want patients to be seen promptly in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere,” says Dr. Deeb. Deeb & Fanning, DDS, PA General Dentistry: 10271 Beach Drive, SW, Calabash; (910) 579-5260


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FACES & PLACES

14th Annual Communities In Schools of Brunswick County Benefit Gala for Children

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Vernessa Hankins, Cameron Savage & Karen Babson

Teresa & Gene Hall

Tara Robles & Allison Szafarski

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Kathy Smith, Melinda Johnson & Joann Shanley

Sean Bryant & Cody Hightower

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Ryan Bland & Jana Yeager

Sharon Thompson & Peggy Lewis

Mollie Shiflet & David Sink

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Johnathan Kackmarcik & Lauren Huckabee


14th Annual Communities In Schools of Brunswick County Benefit Gala for Children

Karen Medina & Brian Robinett

Chris, Nate, & Kate Wheeler

Gray Connelly & Melissa Hewett

Jacqueline Jackson & Todd Godbey

Kay Pope, Robby & Don Banks

Penny & David Redwine, Cathy Milligan

Al & Marilyn Curotola

Paul Specaman & Carolina Cowan

Edith Hill, Charles Lee

Greg Debbie & Derrice Combs

Joann Bowden & Mike Forte

Jimmy & Rebecca Powell, Mary & Jimmie Pendergrass

Becky & Gene Steadman

Budd & Jenny Rich, Scottie & James Hobbs

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Bill Mathews, Randy & Sharon Thompson, Greg & Emily Gore, David Hays, Peggy Lewis, Paul McTaggart, Dinah Gore, Carmel Clapp

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What’s happening

Bolivia Brief Farmers Market Begins Monthly Schedule

Third Thursdays Bolivia Brief Farmers Market wrapped up the regular season at the end of August and began monthly markets on September 17. From September to December the market will be open on the third Thursday of each month from 11 am until 2 pm. The market location is in front of the cafeteria at the government complex at 30 Courthouse Drive in Bolivia. Information: theboliviabrieffarmersmarket.blogspot.com

Fall Programs at the Museum of Coastal Carolina

Through January 2 Museum of Coastal Carolina’s fall season runs through January 2. During that time, the museum will be open from 10 am to 3 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Additional open days are December 28 to 30. The museum will be closed on December 25 and January 1. On Thursdays at 11 am the museum presents Space Racers, a series of animated educational movies for preschoolers. The movie’s main characters spend each episode traveling through outer space and discovering space-based scientific discoveries. The goal of this series is to introduce concepts about science, technology, engineering and mathematics to 3 to 6-year-olds. The museum’s Outreach Educator will present activities to complement each week’s movie. On Fridays at 10:30, the museum resumes its popular Puppet Plays & Story Time for Preschoolers. Families with preschoolers are invited to enjoy puppet plays and stories about marine animals. Therapy dogs from Canine Angels will join Story Time on December 4 and 18. On Fridays at 11 am, visitors are invited to join museum docents as they feed the live animals in the museum’s touch tank and aquariums. On Saturdays at 11 am, the museum presents family programs that include a craft or activity for kids: Dec. 5 – Build a Gingerbread House Dec. 12 – Oysters: The Jewel Boxes of the Sea Dec. 26 – Touch Tank Feeding Jan. 2 – Gyotaku Fish Printing This fall, the museum resumes its monthly 6 pm Tuesday night lecture series: Dec. 8 – C olonial Holiday Cooking with Karen Moshoures

Brunswick County Parks and Recreation 50+ Upcoming Events The 50+ crowd can enjoy several outings this season: Dec. 3 – N ight of 1000 Candles/Brookgreen Gardens. $22. Register by Nov. 5 Dec. 7 2 :30 to 10 pm. Christmas and Dinner at Mike’s Farm, Beulaville, N.C. $35. Register by Nov. 9 Dec. 16 8 am to 4 pm – Christmas Wonderland/The Palace Theatre, Myrtle Beach. $35. Register by Nov. 18 Information: (910) 253-2670, brunswickcountync.gov/parks/

Calabash Christmas Tree Lighting and Spirit of Calabash Parade

December 4 Starting at 6 pm at Callahan’s Nautical Gifts in downtown Calabash, the spirit of Christmas will come alive. The Spirit of 92

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Calabash Parade will include the Shriners’ Hillbilly Truck and the Sudan Daredevils. Parade awards, festive dancers and other entertainers are part of the event. Wayne Krieger and the Calabash Presbyterian Church Choir will lead candlelight caroling. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive by boat with the help of the Calabash Fishing Fleet. Children are encouraged to bring letters for Santa and sit on his lap to tell him their Christmas wishes. Refreshments will be provided, including hot cocoa, coffee and special goodies. The parade committee is collecting books, clothing, food and toys for needy children in Brunswick County to be distributed through Brunswick Family Assistance and local schools. Attendees are asked to bring “5 Cans for 5 Kids.” Dr. Ernie Ward, who has emceed the event for the past 20 years, will be there again this year. Information: (910) 579-6747

Christmas by the Sea Parade

December 5 The parade begins at 2 pm at the Oak Island Town Hall on 46th Street and continues on Oak Island Drive (the main street) to McGlamery Street. Santa comes to town in this parade, and you will see homemade floats, decorated vehicles, bands and more. Information: (910) 457-6964, (800) 457-6964

Christmas at the Old Bridge

December 7 Join the West Brunswick High School Chorus and singers from the Seaside United Methodist Church for a community sing-a-long and holiday-themed refreshments at 6 pm. This event is free to all. Information: (910) 363-6585

Southport Christmas Flotilla

December 12 Find a spot anywhere along the Cape Fear River from the Old Yacht Basin to Kingsley Street to watch the flotilla, which runs from 7 to 9 pm and includes sailboats, motor boats and man-powered boats all decked out and lighted up for the holidays. Judging is done by Southport Elementary School art students, who will pick the winners based on creativity and variety of decoration. Information: (910) 454-4327

Southport Christmas Tour of Homes

December 12 The tour is sponsored by the Southport Historical Society. Included are historic homes and modern homes. Be sure to wear soft-soled shoes to protect the wood floors. Tickets cost $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the tour, which runs from 2 until 7 pm. The proceeds from the Tour of Homes help fund scholarships at South Brunswick High School and enable the society to continue to maintain the Old Jail Museum on Nash Street. Information: (910) 457-7927

A Victorian Afternoon

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for everyone. For good luck, create spiders to hang in your tree or give your birds a winter present for the yard by making a pine cone feeder. Eggnog and cookies make a perfect afternoon snack while being so productive. Prepayment of $5 per person and registration are required. Information: (910) 457-0003

dress in costumes and receive a unique finisher medal. The race starts at 8 am at Mulberry Street Park in Shallotte. Information: coastalraceproductions.com/day-1-run/

Brunswick Civil War Round Table

December 19 and 20 “The Nutcracker” premiers with the debut performance of Wilmington’s first professional ballet company at the new Cape-Fear Community College Humanities & Fine Arts Center on Saturday, December 19 and Sunday, December 20 at 3 pm. Information: wilmingtonballet.org/nutcracker

January 6 The Wednesday, January 6 meeting will feature Ed Bearss returning for the sixth time. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, a prolific writer, a battlefield guide and a TV commentator on various Civil War projects. All meetings will be held at Hatch Auditorium on the grounds of the N.C. Baptist Assembly on Caswell Beach. Registration begins at 6:30 pm. Everyone is welcome. The guest fee is $10 and can be applied toward the $25 annual membership dues. Information: (910) 253-7382

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December 31 Enjoy an evening of Dinner and Dancing at Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. Shallotte Senior Center from 6:45pm11:00pm. Music by The Brunswick Big Band and catered by The Purple Onion/Arts Catering. Will be a wonderful evening of fun for all!! Information: Debra Marlowe, (910) 754-2300 Ext. 1008

Shallotte Day 1 Resolution Run

January 1 The 5K Shallotte Day 1 Resolution Run is family-friendly walk/ run that will start your year on a healthy note. Bring your pet,

January 16, 17 & 18 Southport celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the weekend before and the Monday of the holiday. On Saturday there will be a workshop from 10 am until noon at the Brunswick Center at Southport. This workshop, open to the public and free of charge, will focus on academic issues and refreshments will be served. On Sunday there will be a Memorial March beginning at 3 pm in the parking lot of the ILA Hall at 10th and Lord Streets in Southport. Following the march, a youth-oriented program, which includes a speaker, performances and presentations, will be held inside the ILA Hall. At 8 am on Monday a roundtable breakfast will be held in Murrow Hall at Trinity United Methodist Church on Nash Street. This breakfast includes a speaker, and the annual Walter Welsh Award, recognizing the recipient’s work in promoting racial harmony, tolerance and understanding, is presented at the breakfast. Roundtable breakfast tickets are $12 and can be purchased at most area churches Information: 910) 612-1848 or (910) 457-5144

Tactical Women’s Pistol Course

To our wonderful volunteers, individual donors and attendees, and businesses who donated goods and services. CIS programs and services are only possible with the generous support of our community. Thank you for helping students in Brunswick County prepare for life.

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January 23 Designed to be fun and empowering, this class is not about making women combat ready, but rather about familiarizing them with and improving their manipulation of weapons. Please be advised this class is very physically challenging, and proficiency in basic firearm safety and handling is required. Required gear includes a semi-automatic pistol and holster (no optics), one or more additional pistol magazine with mag pouch carried on person, 250 rounds of pistol ammunition, Ar15 rifle or AK47 with sling (no optics), one or


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January 31 Meet with professional wedding vendors who can make your big day special. Caterers, photographers, officiants, bakeries, DJs, transportation services, florists and more will be on hand from 1 to 4 pm. Information: silvercoastwinery.com

Little Princess Ball

February 6 Little girls throughout Brunswick County look forward to the annual Little Princess Ball, which includes dancing, refreshments, crafts and face painting, plus tiaras and wands to take home. Sponsored by Brunswick County Parks and Recreation and Communities in Schools, it’s open to little girls in kindergarten through 5th grade and an adult male escort. Two locations are offered: Brunswick Center at Southport and South Brunswick Islands Center in Carolina Shores. Register early as this event is popular and fills up quickly. Hours are 3 to 5 p.m., and cost is $10 per person. Information: (910) 253-3494; cisbrunswick.org

Run Oak Island

February 13 The first annual Run Oak Island event will include a 1-mile fun run/walk, a 5K and a half-marathon, followed by an after party at the park. This is the first event in the four-race series to earn the world’s largest race series medals! Information: coastalraceproductions.com/run-oak-island

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January 25 The Rotary Club of Shallotte will hold its tenth annual Las Vegas Night on Saturday, January 25 at 101 Stone Chimney Road (the Brunswick County Board of Realtors building). The event includes games such as Black Jack, Craps, Roulette, Horse Races, Texas Hold ‘Em and more. There are also more than 400 door prizes, a silent auction a grand prize drawing for a large flat-screen smart TV, plus three semi-grand prizes. This year, the raffle tickets buy you a chance to win a cruise for two aboard the Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas. No cash prizes are awarded, but your chip winnings give you entry chances for the grand prize and semi-grand prize drawings. Information: facebook.com/shallotterotary

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Antique Appraisal Fair

February 28 The 13th annual event will be held on February 28 from 12 to 4 p.m. Each person can bring up to three hand-carried treasures/antiques and receive an appraisal from licensed, experienced appraisers, including Perry’s Emporium in Wilmington and Aziomedia in Shallotte. Typically, 10 to 12 appraisers donate their time to this worthy cause. Items to bring might include jewelry, toys, dolls, china, silver, books and other unique items. The event sponsor, P.E.O., was founded in 1869 and provides educational opportunities for women from graduating high school seniors to women needing financial assistance to update their education to become self-supporting. It’s held at the Southport Community Building at 201 E. Moore Street in Southport. Appraisal tickets cost $8 per item or three items for $20. Information: carlagarr@atmc.net

The Golf Ball

February 13 Enjoy a night of dinner, dancing and music to benefit the First Tee of Brunswick County’s Scholarship Program. Held at the Islands Center in Carolina Shores, the evening begins

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11:03 am

0.4 11:12 pm

0

5

4:27 am

4.3

4:29 pm

4.1

10:45 am

1

0.7

5

4:20 am

4.2

4:23 pm

3.7

10:51 am

0.6 11:00 pm 0.2

5

5:18 am

4.6

5:28 pm

4

11:54 am

0.1

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6

5:14 am

4.4

5:17 pm

4.1

11:39 am

0.9 11:56 pm 0.6

6

5:08 am

4.5

5:13 pm

3.8

11:40 am

0.4 11:46 pm

7

6:00 am

4.6

6:04 pm

4.1

12:38 am 0.4 12:27 pm 0.7

7

5:54 am

4.7

6:00 pm

4

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6:44 am

4.8

6:49 pm

4.2

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1:12 pm

0.5

8

6:38 am

5

6:45 pm

4.2

12:31 am -0.2

9

7:26 am

5

7:32 pm

4.3

1:19 am

0.2

1:55 pm

0.3

9

7:20 am

5.2

7:29 pm

4.3

10

8:05 am

5.2

8:12 pm

4.3

1:59 am

0

2:37 pm

0.1

10

8:02 am

5.4

8:12 pm

11

8:44 am

5.3

8:51 pm

4.4

2:40 am

-0.1

3:19 pm

0

11

8:45 am

5.4

12

9:23 am

5.3

9:31 pm

4.4

3:21 am

-0.2 4:01 pm

-0.1

12

9:30 am

5.4

13 10:03 am

5.3

10:14 pm

4.4

4:03 am

-0.2 4:43 pm

-0.1

13 10:20 am

5.2

10:40 pm

-0.1 5:27 pm

2

11:11 pm

6

6:08 am

4.9

6:18 pm

4.3

12:03 am -0.3 12:41 pm -0.2

12:27 pm 0.1

7

6:54 am

5.2

7:06 pm

4.6

12:52 am -0.6 1:27 pm -0.6

1:11 pm

-0.1

8

7:40 am

5.4

7:53 pm

4.8

1:40 am

1:15 am

-0.5 1:55 pm -0.3

9

8:25 am

5.5

8:40 pm

5

2:28 am

-1

2:59 pm

-1

4.5

2:00 am

-0.6 2:38 pm -0.5

10

9:12 am

5.5

9:29 pm

5.1

3:16 am

-1.1

3:44 pm

-1.1

8:57 pm

4.5

2:45 am

-0.7 3:22 pm

-0.7

11 10:02 am

5.3

10:22 pm

5.1

4:06 am

-1

4:31 pm

-1.1

9:46 pm

4.6

3:31 am

-0.7 4:07 pm -0.7

12 10:56 am

5.1

11:19 pm

5

4:58 am

-0.8 5:20 pm

4.6

4:19 am

-0.6 4:53 pm

-0.7

13 11:54 am

4.8

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5:52 am

-0.6

-0.7

-0.2 7:08 pm -0.5

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0

-0.9 2:13 pm

14 10:48 am

5.3

11:01 pm

4.4

4:47 am

-0.1

14 11:14 am

5

11:38 pm

4.6

5:10 am

-0.5 5:41 pm

14 12:20 am

4.9

12:54 pm

4.5

6:53 am

15 11:37 am

5.1

11:55 pm

4.3

5:33 am

0

6:12 pm

-0.1

15

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12:11 pm

4.8

6:05 am

-0.3 6:33 pm -0.6

15

1:23 am

4.8

1:56 pm

4.3

8:01 am

0

16 12:55 am

4.4

12:31 pm

5

6:22 am

0.1

7:01 pm

-0.1

16 12:40 am

4.6

1:11 pm

4.6

7:06 am

-0.1

7:30 pm

16

2:25 am

4.8

2:58 pm

4.1

9:16 am

0.2

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-0.5

6:11 pm

8:11 pm

-0.8

-1 -0.7

-0.3

9:20 pm -0.2

17

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1:29 pm

4.9

7:17 am

0.2

7:54 pm

-0.1

17

1:41 am

4.7

2:11 pm

4.4

8:16 am

0.1

8:33 pm -0.4

17

3:28 am

4.7

4:00 pm

4.1

10:27 am 0.2 10:26 pm -0.2

18

1:57 am

4.5

2:28 pm

4.8

8:20 am

0.3

8:52 pm

-0.2

18

2:43 am

4.8

3:12 pm

4.3

9:31 am

0.1

9:38 pm

-0.4

18

4:30 am

4.7

5:01 pm

4.2

11:28 am

19

2:58 am

4.7

3:28 pm

4.7

9:31 am

0.3

9:54 pm -0.2

19

3:44 am

4.9

4:14 pm

4.3

10:40 am

0

10:40 pm -0.5

19

5:29 am

4.8

5:57 pm

4.3

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20

3:59 am

4.9

4:27 pm

4.7

10:44 am 0.2 10:56 pm -0.4

20

4:46 am

5

5:14 pm

4.3

11:41 am -0.2 11:38 pm -0.7

20

6:22 am

4.9

6:48 pm

4.4

12:18 am -0.5 1:06 pm -0.2

21

4:59 am

5.2

5:27 pm

4.7

11:50 am

11:55 pm -0.6

21

5:44 am

5.1

6:11 pm

4.4

22

5:59 am

5.4

6:27 pm

4.7

12:50 am -0.8 12:50 pm -0.2

0

22

6:37 am

5.2

7:03 pm

4.5

23

6:56 am

5.6

7:23 pm

4.8

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24

7:49 am

5.7

8:15 pm

4.8

1:42 am

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1:45 pm

25

8:38 am

5.7

9:04 pm

4.8

2:33 am

-1

3:25 pm

26

9:25 am

5.6

9:52 pm

4.7

3:22 am

-0.9

4:11 pm

27 10:10 am

5.4

10:40 pm

4.5

4:09 am

28 10:55 am

5.1

11:28 pm

4.3

29 11:41 am

4.8

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30

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12:28 pm

31

1:11 am

4

1:17 pm

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12:35 pm -0.3 -0.4

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12:20 pm -0.1

21

7:07 am

4.9

7:32 pm

4.6

1:05 am

-0.5 1:47 pm

22

7:48 am

4.9

8:12 pm

4.6

1:49 am

-0.6 2:25 pm -0.3

-0.3

-0.5 3:01 pm -0.3

-0.4

23

7:25 am

5.2

7:50 pm

4.5

1:20 am

-0.8 2:09 pm -0.5

23

8:25 am

4.8

8:51 pm

4.6

2:30 am

-0.9 2:36 pm -0.6

24

8:09 am

5.2

8:34 pm

4.5

2:06 am

-0.8 2:51 pm -0.5

24

9:01 am

4.7

9:28 pm

4.5

3:09 am

-0.4 3:35 pm -0.2

-0.6

25

8:50 am

5

9:17 pm

4.4

2:50 am

-0.7

25

9:37 am

4.5

10:06 pm

4.4

3:47 am

-0.3 4:09 pm

-0.5

26

9:29 am

4.8

9:59 pm

4.3

3:32 am

-0.6 4:08 pm -0.3

26 10:14 am

4.3

10:45 pm

4.2

4:25 am

-0.1 4:43 pm

0.1

-0.8 4:55 pm -0.4

27 10:09 am

4.6

10:43 pm

4.1

4:13 am

-0.3 4:44 pm -0.1

27 10:54 am

4

11:28 pm

4.1

5:04 am

0.1

5:18 pm

0.3

4:54 am

-0.5 5:37 pm

-0.2

28 10:51 am

4.3

11:29 pm

4

4:54 am

-0.1

5:21 pm

0.1

28 11:37 am

3.8

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5:45 am

0.3

5:56 pm

0.4

5:38 am

-0.2 6:18 pm

0.1

29 11:34 am

4

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5:35 am

0.2

5:58 pm

0.3

29 12:15 am

4

12:23 pm

3.7

6:29 am

0.6

6:38 pm

0.6

4.4

6:23 am

0.1

6:59 pm

0.3

30 12:16 am

3.9

12:20 pm

3.8

6:19 am

0.4

6:39 pm

0.4

4.2

7:09 am

0.4

7:42 pm

0.5

31

3.8

1:08 pm

3.6

7:08 am

0.6

7:26 pm

0.5

1:04 am

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The Tides at Calabash is an exquisite apartment community located in the heart of Calabash and only 5 minutes away from the beach front of Sunset Beach, NC. Imagine living somewhere that's only moments away from putting your toes in the sand and having the water from the ocean splashing up against your feet. It's no longer your imagination wondering. It's a way of life at our luxury apartment homes. Our luxury 1 & 2 bedroom apartment homes are within a 5-minute drive to the beach where you can experience all the perks of Coastal Carolina living. We are conveniently located near Ocean Isle Beach, Oak Island, Shallotte, Southport, Bolivia with easy access to Leland, Wilmington, Cherry Grove and North Myrtle Beach.

COMMUNITY & RESIDENT AMENITIES: Premium Kitchen Appliances 24 Hour Expansive Cardio-Wellness Center Bark Park Comfortable Master Suites Outdoor Swimming Pool with Expansive Sundeck Garages & Storage Units Available 24 Hour Business Center with Wi-Fi Convenient to Golf and Water Sports Hardwood Vinyl Flooring Plush Carpeting

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Intense pain limited Sally’s ability to enjoy life to the fullest. She had both knees replaced, and got her spunk back in the bargain.

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An avid shopper, traveler and gardener who loves to entertain, Sally could no longer do the activities that brought her joy. After two surgeries at NHRMC Orthopedic Hospital and follow-up physical therapy, Sally reports that she is “good to go.� And she has several trips planned to prove it.

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