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TABLE OF CONTENTS

D FEATURES

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68 FUTURE 10

Meet the young go-getters who are shaping Brunswick County’s future. by Melissa Slaven Warren

PHOTOGRAPHY BY LINDSEY A. MILLER

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

D IN EVERY ISSUE D DEPARTMENTS

16 PUBLISHER’S NOTE by Justin Williams

18 CONTRIBUTORS

Meet the contributors to South Brunswick Magazine.

21 WHAT’S HAPPENING

Upcoming events you won’t want to miss.

35 BUSINESS BUZZ

Keeping up with the local business scene.

97 BUSINESS PROFILES

Southport Candle Co. and Bathworks

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98 FACES & PLACES

46 WHAT’S COOKIN’

100 WHAT’S HAPPENED

49 UP NORTH

Ladies Night Out Purse Bash and Widows Mite Clean Water Fundraiser

Grilled Bourbon Beef Tenderloin by Sandi Grigg

What’s been going on around town.

What you’ll find in the Fall 2017 edition of North Brunswick Magazine.

112 SHALLOTTE INLET TIDE CHART

50 AROUND TOWN

114 CAPTURE THE MOMENT

Charlotte Mercer lives a whole new life at The Farm at Juniper Bay. by Annesophia Richards

by Skylar Montrose

DEPARTMENTS

56 BEHIND THE BUSINESS

Hughes & Hughes Nursery in Ash has been growing strong for 38 years and counting. By Barbara Sammons

30 ONLINE EXCLUSIVES

What’s online at SouthBrunswickMagazine.com

45 SPIRITS

63 LOCALS

Old Peaty by Maurice Spagatner

From developing Meadowlands Golf Club to their many philanthropic pursuits, W.J. McLamb and family have made a mark on Brunswick County. by Jo Ann Mathews

92 NONPROFIT

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How four local women came together to support pregnant and parenting teens with Samara’s Village. by Heather Lowery

107 SNIPPETS

Happenings in the local scene.

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South Brunswick Magazine – Fall 2017 Volume 9, Issue 1 CEO/PUBLISHER: Justin Williams CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER: Sandi Grigg EDITOR: Molly Harrison MANAGING EDITOR: Allison Barrett Carter ART DIRECTOR: Andy Garno CONTRIBUTING GRAPHICS: Paula Knorr Teresa Kramer

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES: Lee Ann Bolton George Jacob Maurice Spagatner

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CONTRIBUTING WRITERS: Allison Barrett Carter Sandi Grigg Jo Ann Mathews Denice Patterson Annesophia Richards Barbara Sammons Maurice Spagatner Melissa Slaven Warren

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The Future 10 is back! The collaborative effort between South Brunswick Magazine and Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce recognizes locals who are dedicated to making Brunswick County a better place to live. To get them all on the cover, we publish this fall edition with two different covers. Lindsey A. Miller captured the photos, and Melissa Slaven Warren wrote the story, which starts on page 68.


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PUBLISHER’S NOTE

Brunswick County is the Place to Be It’s an exciting time to be in Brunswick County and a part of its evolution from a sleepy rural area into a booming county full of diverse people, businesses and culture. As I’ve mentioned in several issues now, the growth we are experiencing is tremendous, and I’m happy to be right in the middle of it all, watching it take place and featuring as much of it as we can in South Brunswick Magazine. It takes a lot of people to create such a thriving community, and we love telling you about all the go-getters and movers and shakers who are making good things happen here. Every fall for the last five years, South Brunswick Magazine and Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to present the annual Future 10. These Brunswick County residents, all of them younger than 40, are making significant impacts on the county through their professional and service activities. We are proud to introduce them to you starting on page 68. In this edition we also introduce you to many other people who are doing good things and making life interesting in 16

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Brunswick County. You’ll read about developer and philanthropist W.J. McLamb; chicken farmer Charlotte Mercer; the Hughes family at Hughes & Hughes Nursery; and the four compassionate women who founded Samara’s Village to support pregnant and parenting teens. Thanks for reading South Brunswick Magazine. In case you don’t already know, what we can’t fit onto these pages we feature online at SouthBrunswickMagazine.com, so be sure to check our website for more stories. And we hope you’ll visit the advertisers you see on these pages. Without them we couldn’t tell you about all the really cool stuff that’s happening in Brunswick County!

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CONTRIBUTORS

Annesophia Richards Contributing Writer After spending a decade as an English teacher in Florida, I moved to Wilmington three years ago to be closer to family. I now spend my time freelance writing and raising my two small, very energetic children. I love exploring all that makes North Carolina such a beautiful state, and I also enjoy travelling as much as my family and time allow. My writing appears in various parenting and local publications. In my free time I tend to read or go for a run, and I also love to compete in creative writing contests. I have received awards for several pieces of flash fiction. My ability to tell a good tale is a talent that I use nightly when tucking my kids in with a bedtime story.

Lindsey A. Miller Contributing Photographer I recently relocated to Wilmington after living in Atlanta for five years. Coastal living is quite different from city living, but luckily I’m no stranger to the ocean. I grew up in Charleston and started my photography business in the Lowcountry, specializing in weddings and portraits. I’ve since been broadening my scope by working with various regional editorial publications, and I love the opportunities that have come along with it. I’ve had the chance to meet other local business owners, chefs, farmers and creatives while working on these assignments, and it has been a great way to learn more about this area and connect with some truly inspiring people. When I’m not looking at the world from behind a camera, I’m taking advantage of coastal living on the boat or at the beach.

Mark Steelman Contributing Photographer I am a full time, professional photographer and work hard to ensure anyone or anything looks its absolute best. A few weeks ago I was at the Convention Center and took a photo of a group of women. One woman was particularly stressed about having her photo made and pleaded, “You be sure to photoshop me.” I replied, “Lady, I don’t mess with perfection!” Her face beamed and she gave me a kiss right there in the middle of the grand ballroom. I love my job! See for yourself at: marksteelmanphoto.com or marksteelmanimages.com

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WHAT’S HAPPENING

Fall Programs at Ingram Planetarium

Through December 30 Ingram Planetarium’s fall season has begun and runs through December 30. During that time, the planetarium’s doors will open at 11:30 am on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The planetarium will also be open on December 26 and 27. It will be closed November 23 and December 25. Ingram Planetarium is located at 7625 High Market Street in Sunset Beach. Admission is free for members. Non-member admission (including N.C. sales tax) is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors (62+), $7.50 for children (3 to 12), and free for ages 2 and younger. SKY THEATER SHOWS

Journey to the farthest reaches of space or discover the stars you’ll see in your own backyard in our immersive theater. All Sky Theater Shows include a LIVE star show: October 12 pm The Sky Tonight! 1 pm Earth, Moon and Sun 2 pm Undiscovered Worlds 3 pm Sea Monsters November (until Nov 18) 12 pm The Sky Tonight! 1 pm Earth, Moon and Sun 2 pm Planet 9 - NEW 3 pm From Earth to the Universe LASER LIGHT AND MUSIC SHOWS

Join this sensory experience unlike any other as live lighting and laser effects accompany classic hits heard through the area’s best sound system. Saturday Nights at 7 pm Sept. 30 The Beatles: Sing-a-Long! Oct. 7 Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon Oct. 14 Pink Floyd’s The Wall* Oct. 21 Laser Fright Light Oct. 28 Laser Fright Light Nov. 4 Classic Rock Night – Encore Nov. 18 The Beatles: Sing-a-Long! – Encore *Not recommended for young children STARS AT SUNSET

Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1 Find out “what’s up” in the sky each month over the Carolinas and stay up-to-date of the latest discoveries in astronomy! SPECIAL FALL EVENTS AT INGRAM PLANETARIUM

Oct. 7 Sunset at Sunset – half-price shows! Oct. 28 Star Party: International Observe the Moon Night (8 pm)

Nov. 11 The Farthest: Voyager in Space (7 pm) Information: (910) 575-0033; museumplanetarium.org

U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament

October 5–7 The 39th annual U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament will be October 5 to 7 at the Southport Marina. The tournament will be held October 6 and 7 at Southport Marina, with registration on Thursday, October 5 from 10 am until midnight. The U.S. Open is one of the largest king mackerel tournaments on the East Coast. In 2016 the tournament attracted 464 boats and paid out more than $250,000. The tournament has an all cash guaranteed prize structure that is not based on participation numbers. The tournament pays 55 places in its primary prize category including $25,000 for the largest king mackerel. Thirtyfive sponsors such as the Primary Sponsor, Southport Marina and Grand Patron sponsors, BEMC & Garmin add 36 more supplementary cash prizes to the event. Two notable prizes include the Daily Aggregate Weight Prizes and Junior Angler Awards. During the Awards Ceremony, The Junior Angler Awards sponsored by Orpine Boat Soap and Dutchman Creek Bait & Tackle will be presented to all Junior Anglers (children age 14 and younger). Every registered Junior Angler present at the ceremony will receive an award to recognize those young anglers in the tournament. In addition Junior Anglers will compete for Junior Angler Aggregate Prizes sponsored by LPM Homes. If you don’t fish, join them for the fun and entertainment on Thursday and Saturday nights. Thursday night catch The Groove Pirates from 4 to 7 pm playing rock, blues, country and oldies. Blindside will be taking the stage Saturday night from 4:30 to 7 pm with your favorite rock and roll covers. Food will be available for purchase on Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm with Wallace Catering serving up fish or shrimp baskets for $7 and sausage, onions & peppers or BBQ sandwiches for $4. To quench your thirst, adult beverages sponsored by R.A. Jeffrey’s, distributor of Anheuser-Busch beer, will also be served available daily. Friday morning from 7 to 9 am is a great time to watch the excitement as the boats rush to checkout at from the Cape Fear River, Little River Inlet, Masonboro Inlet and Snows Cut. The action really gets exciting between 3 and 4 pm when the boats line up to weigh in at Southport Marina before the scales close. Have some refreshments, buy a T-shirt and enjoy the fun. Saturday’s fishing is over at 4 pm with the awards ceremony at 7 pm. Information: usopenkmt.com

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Concerts on the Coast

October 5 Carolina Soul Band will perform at Leland Municipal Park at 102 Town Hall Drive in Leland from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The concert is free. The Poor Piggy’s BBQ food truck will be on site. Coolers are permitted. Information: (910) 332-4814

Peer Fishin’ Festival

October 6 Operation North State (ONS), its supporters and volunteers are calling on North Carolina’s people, places, products and pride (especially in the Oak Island/Southport Community) to help support the fourth annual Peer Fishin’ Festival on Friday, October 6 (rain or shine) on Ocean Crest Pier at Oak Island. Operation North State and the Oak Island/Southport Community will host 400 folks (wounded warriors, DVets, their respective guests, sponsors, pier mates and volunteers) to a great day of fishing and fellowship. The Peer Fishin’ Festival is one of eight such Fishin’ Festivals hosted throughout North Carolina each year by ONS. The wounded warriors / DVets are so excited to have the opportunity to return to Ocean Crest Pier this year and include their families and friends in the festival as well. The Peer Fishin’ Festival is free to wounded warriors / DVets and their respective guests. Information: (336) 764-5967

Run Ocean Isle Beach

October 7 The annual Run Ocean Isle Beach Half Marathon, 5K and 1- Mile road race will take place on Saturday October 7. This race is a favorite among half marathoners, who enjoy one of the most beautiful courses over the Intracoastal Waterway bridge and across the entire island. 5K runners enjoy a flat loop route (not an out and back). This event takes place on the island on E. 2nd Street across from Pelicans Perch restaurant. Of course there’s an after party. Information: coastalraceproductions.com/race/run-ocean-islebeach/

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church’s Fall Festival

October 7 The Women’s Group at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church is sponsoring a one-day Fall Festival fundraiser on Saturday, October 7 from 9 am to 4 pm. The event will take place at the church’s Parish Hall on Dry Street, across from The Community Center in Southport. The ladies have worked all year at workshops or on their own to create an abundant selection of fine crafts to make your holiday home a warm and festive place. You will find deco mesh wreaths, repurposed f lower vases and old

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jewelry, handmade soaps, bath salts and candles. Also offered will be an abundance of shell art, natural materials custom crafted for the ultimate in personal gifts, jewelry, notecards, linen tablecloths, runners, children’s items, napkins, aprons, purses and other fabric art. A special Christmas Corner offers wreaths, stockings, ornaments and more will be available. Baked goods will also be available under a tent across from the Parish Hall. Another fabulous opportunity is a raff le (to include a golf package, a dinner at Bella Cucina Restaurant in Southport, a gourmet dinner for eight, artwork by local artisans and much more). Admission is free. All money raised by the sale of items goes to Brunswick County charities. Information: stphilipschurch.org

Sunset at Sunset

October 7 This event will bring fabulous music by the Paul Grimshaw Band along with food vendors and more than 100 arts and craft vendors. Look for it in front of Ingram Planetarium at 7625 High Market Street. Admission is free, and hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: (910) 579-6297

NCKFA Oak Island Classic

October 12 – 14 Join or observe the annual kayak fishing tournament on Oak Island. Ocean fishing will take place October 12 to 14 and the inshore fishing division will take place on the 14th. Information: nckfa.com/tournaments.html

Fall Brawl King Classic

October 13 – 15 This fishing tournament brings fishermen and their families together for great food, fun and fishing. It takes place at Ocean Isle Fishing Center at 65 Causeway Drive in Ocean Isle Beach. Prizes include cash and gift cards. Fishing takes place on Saturday and Sunday. Information: (910) 253-3474; ofic.com

Port Brunswick Days

October 21 & 22 Head to Brunswick Town / Fort Anderson State Historic Site in Winnabow to see living historians dressed in 18thcentury attire demonstrating what life was once like in this early port town on the lower Cape Fear. This free event will be held from 10 am to 4 pm both days. Visitors will have the opportunity to try their hand at the militia drill, take a turn in the stocks and pillory, dip their own beeswax candle and much more. Information: (910) 371-6613; nchistoricsites.org/brunswic/ brunswic.htm


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North Carolina Oyster Festival

October 21 & 22 This festival offers a great variety of food, everything from seafood and barbecue to pizza and crab cakes. Of course there will be tons of steamed or fried oysters. There are also many desserts and specialty beverages to choose from. It’s also an arts & crafts festival. Visitors will delight in the wide variety of crafts and artwork available throughout the festival grounds. Among the many offerings are handmade furniture, stained glass, wood carvings, sculpture, pottery, leather goods and jewelry. Beach music is the cornerstone of the event, and performers include Chocolate Chip & Company, Trey Calloway, The Tim Clark Band, Blackwater Rhythm & Blues, The Embers featuring Craig Woolard and Festival Emcee Daniel Seamans. This event will take place Saturday 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm at 8 E. Second Street, next to the Museum of Coastal Carolina on Ocean Isle Beach. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children younger than 10. Information: (800) 426-6644; ncoysterfestival.com

Southport Woman’s Club Fashion Show

October 26 The Southport Woman’s Club will present its always fun and popular Fashion Show at the St. James Community Center from 2 to 4 pm. You will not want to miss this show with fashions from six local shops. There will be raff le prizes, door prizes, refreshments and an all-around lovely afternoon. Tickets are $20 and you can get your table of eight together for a reserved table or just come and join the fun. Information: (630) 569-8176

Concerts on the Coast

October 26 Striking Copper will perform at Leland Municipal Park at 102 Town Hall Drive in Leland. This event is free and will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. A food truck will be on site. Coolers are permitted. Information: (910) 332-4814

Scarrison House at the Garrison House

October 27 & 28 Fort Johnston’s Garrison House at 203 E. Bay Street in Southport turns into the Scarrison House for Halloween 2017. Southport’s spirits will be gathering at the Fort Johnston-Southport Museum. Be prepared to meet the ghosts of pirates, sea captains, soldiers, weeping women and more. History isn’t so scary … or is it? A kid-friendly version will be held Saturday afternoon from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm. Scarrison for teens and adults will be from 6 to 10 pm on Friday and Saturday. Information: (910) 457-7927

Ocean Ridge Goes M.A.D.D.

October 28 National Make A Difference Day (M.A.D.D.) is one of the largest national days of community service. Celebrated this year on Saturday, October 28, the day will see thousands of volunteers unite in a common mission to improve the lives of others. This year Ocean Ridge Charities Association and the Ocean Ridge Golf Leagues are organizing a community-wide activity so Ocean Ridge residents can join in this day of service. The goal for the day is to help six of local thrift stores raise money for their individual causes. Sponsored by Points of Life since 1992, the event offers participants the opportunity to earn a $10,000 grant to benefit their charity. Information: (910) 575-0116; orcharities.org

Back to Bells

October 28 Seaside United Methodist Church will be hosting Handbell Musicians of America Back to Bells event on Saturday, October 28 from 9:30 am to 4 pm. This is a free workshop to help you get your handbells out of the closet and restart your handbell program. It will be a four-hour workshop and will include instructions on the following topics: recruiting ringers, basic techniques, basic maintenance, creative uses and repertoire selection. Information: (910) 579-5753

Classic Cars ‘n Rock ‘n Roll

October 28 Cape Fear Cruisers are hosting their annual Classic Cars ‘n Rock ‘n Roll car show from 12 to 8 pm. In addition to the car show, there will be a costume contest and rock ‘n roll concerts. Entertainment will be on the corner of Bay and Howe streets, and vendors will be there with unique snacks and goods. Information: (910) 471-0771; capefearcruisers.com

North Carolina Festival by the Sea

October 28 & 29 NC Festival by the Sea is a two-day event that kicks off with a parade down the Holden Beach causeway — the only time of the year that you can walk across the Holden Beach Bridge. On Saturday from 9 am to 5pm and Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm, enjoy a horseshoe tournament and a sandcastle building contest. Children can enjoy face painting, huge kites flying overhead, a costume contest and rides and amusements. Live musical entertainment, food and arts and crafts vendors will be there both days. It takes place at Holden Beach’s Pavilion on Jordan Boulevard. Admission and parking are free. Information: (910) 523-8523; greaterholdenbeachmerchants.com/ nc-festival-by-the-sea1

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Supporting Student Success CIS Benefit Gala

November 2 Tickets are now on sale to the 16th annual Communities In Schools of Brunswick County (CIS) Benefit Gala presented by Platform Sponsor Cygnus Technologies and major sponsor Duke Energy. This year’s event will be held November 2 at 6 pm at Sea Trail Resort and Conference Center in Sunset Beach. The evening will be hosted by Jon Evans, WECT News Anchor, and includes a decadent tasting of gourmet

foods provided by Brunswick County’s finest restaurants, live and silent auctions, 50/50 raffle and entertainment by the Blackwater Rhythm and Blues Band. Information: (910) 457-3494; visit cisbrunswick.org

Arts by the Shore

November 3 – 5 More than 200 works of art will be on display at the 23rd annual Arts By The Shore at the Oak Island Recreation Center. Hours are Friday from 12 to 6 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm. A reception will be held on Sunday with awards presented at 3:30 pm. Admission is free. Information: (910) 278-5518

Vintage Market Days

November 3 to 5 Come out and give thanks during the Carolina Coastal Vintage Market Days held at the Myrtle Beach Event Center (Sports Complex). Hours are Friday and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. You can find items like jewelry, clothing and repurposed items. There will also be food trucks and live music. Cost to enter is $5. Information: Facebook: Vintage Market Days of Coastal Carolina

Purple Feet Festival

November 5 Celebrate the local grape harvest at Silver Coast Winery in Ocean Isle Beach from 12 to 5 pm. There will be live music by the Imitations and MC Tony Resse, along with grape stomping, food vendors, winery tours and a Lucy look-a-like contest at 3:30 pm. Bring lawn chairs for enjoying the music. Children younger than 12 and Lucy look-alikes get in free Information: (910) 287-2800; silvercoastwinery.com

Ocean Isle Beach Flotilla

November 25 The annual Ocean Isle Beach Flotilla will take place on Saturday, November 25 at 5:30 pm. The boat parade starts at dusk in front of the Inlet View Bar & Grill. You will find excellent

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viewing spots between there and the ending point in the commercial canal in front of Sharky’s Restaurant, where there will be judging and an after party. Information: (910) 612-7799

Christmas by the Sea Parade

December 2 The Christmas by the Sea Parade, held the first Saturday in December, travels 2.4 miles from Oak Island Town Hall, down Oak Island Drive to McGlamery Street. The parade is free and begins at 2 pm. Information: (910) 457-6964

North Carolina Christmas Festival and Parade

December 9 The 25th annual North Carolina Christmas Festival and Parade is bigger and better than ever. The parade runs from 10 am to noon and will follow Division Drive to Town Hall Drive to BB&T. Immediately following the Christmas parade, the Christmas Festival will have food vendors, entertainment and more. Information: (910) 371-9921

Make-it-Bake-it Live Auction

December 5 Sea Trail Garden Club’s annual Make-It-Bake-It auction is on December 5 at the Sea Trail Convention Center. Doors open at 8:30 am and include both live and silent auctions, beverages, lunch and a day of fun. All money raised will go to Brunswick County charities helping women, children and the underprivileged.   Information: pamsfisher@atmc.net.

Southport Winter Craft Festival and Flotilla

December 9 Kick off your holiday shopping amid majestic live oak trees in historic Franklin Square Park from 9 am to 4 pm. You can shop from 140 vendors for hand-crafted home decor, jewelry, arts and crafts, baked goods and more. Festive holiday music will set the mood. Continue your visit in this quaint city and shop downtown, enjoy a meal at one of many restaurants then stay for sparkling lights along the Cape Fear River as boats of all sizes cruise along the waterfront in the Southport Christmas Flotilla. From 7 to 8:30 pm you can cheer for your favorite boats judged by students from Southport Elementary School Art Class. Information: (910) 279-4616; cityofsouthport.com

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CASWELL RIFLE RANGE TARGET PIT AND STORAGE AREA IS ALMOST 100 YEARS OLD Story contributed by Martha Koletar

What is 184 feet long, has a depth of 12 feet, is almost 100 years old and was left abandoned at Caswell Beach? Hint: It is not a ship or a whale. It is a Rifle Range Target Pit and Storage area! This historic area was built in 1918 so that armed soldiers who were several hundred yards away could shoot at targets north of the structure, practicing marksmanship before being shipped to Europe. Today, thanks to the hard work of dedicated volunteers, this area is part of the Fort Caswell Historic District.

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CAUSEWAY GOURMET CREATES COMMUNITY THROUGH FOOD By Sheree Nielsen

Most days you can find Jon Thurman and Dawn Fahey at their restaurant and catering business, Causeway Gourmet in Ocean Isle, doing any given number of jobs. The couple is hard-working and wouldn’t expect their staff to do anything they wouldn’t do. “We’ve both been in the restaurant business basically all our lives,” says Fahey, “so we’re as comfortable serving or helping customers as we are cooking or cleaning. There’s always something that needs doing, and we enjoy working together with our staff as a team to ensure everything gets done.”

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY FISHING CLUB PRESERVES LEGACY By Allison Barrett Carter

Larry Wall starts to tear up. “I am so sorry, I am going to get emotional,” he apologizes. “But what we are doing here is preserving a legacy. A lot of these people, they’re gone. But we have the duty to save what they left behind.” And that is what the Brunswick County Fishing Club means. For the Brunswick County Fishing Club is more than a club. It is history, community and, even, a little bit of lore. The Fishing Club, located in Sunset Harbor, was founded in 1971 as a nonprofit organization. In the beginning, they clearly defined their threefold mission: The promotion of good fellowship and integrity among its members. The encouraging of skillful angling and casting and the sportsmanlike catching of fish. The promotion and support of programs for the protection of game fish. And not much has changed in what they have pursued in the 46 years since.

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LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE: THE STORY BEHIND “BEACHES OF BRUNSWICK COUNTY” By Emily Page Hatch

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Toby Bronstein lived in Boston for 28 years – or “28 winters” as she likes to say. She owned a busy advertising business and traveled all across the country, always with an eye toward where she’d like to eventually relocate when she retired. When Bronstein stumbled upon Brunswick County, she knew right away she’d found the perfect place. “It just sang to me,” she says. In 2007 Bronstein closed her business, packed her bags, and moved down south, taking up residence in the “very special” Caswell Beach. “I love it as much today as when I moved here,” she says.

THE BRUNSWICK COASTAL COOKBOOK PROJECT By Jo Ann Mathews

Seafood is synonymous with Brunswick County, so Ann Hall and Carolyn Lockamy, both from the Holden Beach area of Supply, decided to tackle a project for the benefit of seafood lovers and the county. It happened, Ann explains, in February 2016 when she took a picture of Carolyn cooking in the kitchen of the Bell-Clemmons House in Southport during a “Girl’s Getaway” along with friend Polly Floyd.

WRITERS’ ROUNDTABLE IN ST. JAMES PLANTATION THICKENS THE PLOT By Cheryl Serra

Tanya Binford is a psychiatric nurse practitioner — a professional who writes orders for psychiatric nurses to follow — who wanted to push her boundaries. JoAnn Franklin Klinker, a professor emeritus, has always been intrigued with the way the mind works both intuitively and reflectively. Flora J. Solomon was a mom of three and used writing to “escape the drudgery of drool and diapers.” Like others in this cast of characters, Frans Kuipers, aka FJ Harmon, stalled his writing ambitions for more than two decades; many

put them off for more lucrative careers or for raising families. Dr. Tom Kelso is a full-time orthopedic surgeon who moonlighted as a writer. Jeff Siebold has an MBA in computer systems and for 30 years bought and sold apartments around the country as a commercial real estate agent. Evelyn Petros was accused of plagiarism as a youngster because her teacher didn’t think she could have produced the glowing copy she’d handed in. All of them wanted something more. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS

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EmergeOrtho Adds Experienced Pain Management and Sports Medicine Specialists Two additional board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians are now seeing patients in EmergeOrtho’s New Hanover and Onslow County offices. Ruth Anderson, MD, MS and Scott Playford, MD, MBA have joined the medical staff and are accepting new patients as of July 5, 2017. Dr. Anderson ia a board-certified pain management specialist and is also board certified in anesthesiology. She is currently seeing patients in the following EmergeOrtho locations at 2716 Ashton Drive in Wilmington, 8115 Market Street in Porter’s Neck and at 2000 Brabham Avenue in Jacksonville. Dr. Anderson earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation Education and her Master of Science in Physical Education/ Exercise Specialist, both from Pennsylvania State University. After earning her medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, she completed an internship in Internal Medicine at St. Paul Medical Center as well as residencies in anesthesiology at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas, and Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. She completed her fellowship in pain management the University of Chicago. Providing a multidimensional approach to the treatment of pain, including alternative therapies, Dr. Anderson brings more than three decades of experience and a unique approach to the field of health and wellness. As an interventional pain management specialist, she offers the full range of state-ofthe-art procedures, including but not limited to epidural steroid injections, sphenopalatine ganglion block for treating chronic migraines, and the implantation of dorsal column stimulators to treat the most severe chronic pain syndromes. Dr. Anderson has special interests in weight loss, nutrition, exercise and aging and has published numerous articles on the topics. She is also the author of GET MOVING! Live Better Live Longer, a self-help book presenting individualized exercise prescriptions to fight the six leading causes of death and disability in our country. Dr. Playford is board-certified in family medicine, fellowshiptrained with a Certificate of Added Qualifications in sports medicine and designated as a concussion management consultant. He was also a physician in the U.S. Navy. A native of Anderson, South Carolina, Dr. Playford is a graduate of the College of Charleston and the Medical University of South Carolina, both in Charleston. He completed his family medicine internship and residency at Anderson Area Medical Center in Anderson, South Carolina, and a fellowship in primary care sports medicine at Uniformed Services University of Health

Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. He has also earned a Master of Business Administration at East Carolina University. At EmergeOrtho’s Jacksonville office, Dr. Playford will treat patients of all ages for sports, overuse and work injuries, including but not limited to the back, shoulder, hip, knee and ankle. He is also designated as a Credentialed ImPACT Consultant for concussion care, one of only 14 CIC providers in North Carolina and the only CIC physician east of I-95, according to ImPACT. Dr. Playford is also known for his caring, listening approach and his expertise in the athletic community. He is an active leader in local athletics as a member of the N.C. Boxing Commission and the JacksonvilleOnslow Sports Commission, serving as a physician for USA Boxing, as well as a consultant and team physician with Onslow County Schools. PHOTOGRAPHY: CONTRIBUTED

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On July 18 Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Seaside Medspa to welcome new Esthetician Morgan Price. Visit them at 1557 Seaside Road in Ocean Isle Beach. PHOTOGRAPHY: CONTRIBUTED

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mammograms and diagnostic services for uninsured and underinsured women in Brunswick County. To qualify for a free mammogram, women who do not have health insurance or are underinsured must be age 40 or older, live in Brunswick County and not have had a mammogram in the last year. The American College of Radiology recommends that all women 40 and older receive an annual mammogram. Mammograms are available at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center six days a week or on Novant Health’s mobile mammography coach. The mobile mammography coach is available at various Brunswick County locations and features digital mammography technology, all female technicians, private changing and separate clinical exam room.

Cattail Cottage Celebrates 10 Years

Cattail Cottage started 10 years ago with the owner’s passion for creating homey interior spaces and her desire to bring a little country cottage flair to Southport. Owner Pamela Sexton credits her customers on the shop’s success. The shop is nestled in at 122 N. Howe Street in Southport but has a worldwide customer base since its expansion of a new e-commerce site www.cattailcottagenc.com . The e-commerce site now gives her customers near and far the opportunity to bring that uniquely Southport country cottage flair home to anywhere. PHOTOGRAPHY: CONTRIBUTED

McGill Associates Ribbon Cutting On July 20 Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting cermony for McGill Associates, PA to celebrate their new location. Visit them at 712 Village Road, Suite 103 (the Red Apple building) in Shallotte.

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Christian Viera Photography Ribbon Cutting

On July 12 Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Christian Viera Photography to celebrate his two-year anniversary as a chamber member. PHOTOGRAPHY: CONTRIBUTED

The Daily Scoop Ribbon Cutting On June 15, Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome The Daily Scoop on Main Street to Shallotte and to chamber membership.

BenchMark Physical Therapy Ribbon Cutting

Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at BenchMark Physical Therapy at 2819 Midway Road, Suite 114 in the Midway Commons Shopping Center in Bolivia. BenchMark Physical Therapy is serving patients in southeastern Brunswick County and will be opening seven facilities within the Cape Fear Region and Myrtle Beach areas over the upcoming months. They work toward maximizing the quality of life in the Southport-Oak Island area by restoring the quality of movement in its residents.

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Maureen O’Brien, PT is the clinic director and has been a therapist for 25 years treating orthopedic conditions and sport injuries in all age groups. She received her physical therapy degree at Daemen College in New York and is certified for dry needling and specializes in treatment of shoulder, knee and hip dysfunctions as well as post-operative rehab.

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McLeod Vascular Associates Welcomes Dr. Joshua Sibille McLeod Health and McLeod Physician Associates welcome Vascular Surgeon Joshua Sibille, MD to the McLeod Heart and Vascular Institute. Dr. Sibille joins Dr. David Bjerken and Dr. Christopher Cunningham serving patients at McLeod Vascular Associates Seacoast and works in partnership with Florence physicians Dr. Carmen Piccolo, Dr. Eva Rzucidlo and Dr. Gabor Winkler of McLeod Vascular Associates.

In August Melissa Thomas released her first book Building My Yellow Brick Road – Life Lessons from Pursuing a Dream. What started out as a collection of stories for Thomas’s boys evolved into a memoir of the many life lessons she learned from pursuing her dream. In this book she helps readers discover guidance to discover their God-given purpose, practical applications to overcoming obstacles of pursuing a dream and the encouragement to believe in what is possible. Her passion is helping people create change in their life so they, too, can pursue their dreams and create and unending cycle of inspiring others to do the same.

Dr. Sibille is board certified in general surgery and fellowship trained in vascular surgery. A native of Louisiana, Dr. Sibille comes to McLeod after having completed Vascular Surgery Fellowship training at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dr. Sibille is a member of the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery and is a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation. Dr. Sibille is accepting new patients by referral and by appointment. Call (843) 3663755 to make an appointment.

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Building Brunswick Business Online Data Dashboard Unveiled Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Development Committee unveiled its new data dashboard for the region. This one-stop, interactive, online portal houses economic, workforce, education and demographic data for Brunswick County as well as the five-county region of Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties in North Carolina and Horry County in South Carolina. The data can be found at BuildingBrunswickBusiness.com. This new data dashboard features in-depth, easy-to-navigate

ATMC Completes Expansion of FOCUS Fiber Optic Service in the Shallotte Business District ATMC has announced that construction is complete and FOCUS fiber optic communications are now available to businesses in the Shallotte Business District. The $1 million network investment in Shallotte is expected to encourage economic growth, attract new businesses to the area and enhance current business capabilities. Businesses along Main Street in Shallotte now have access to one-gig symmetrical broadband, which provides internet speeds up to five times faster than what was previously being offered, enabling greater opportunities for cloud access, increasing bandwidth Fall 2017

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and improving network reliability. Fiber optics also allows for quicker upload and download speeds and faster point of sale transactions.

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find a treasure to keep for oneself or to give as the perfect gift. The gallery is a combination of gallery and retail environment featuring functional and sculptural works in clay, glass, metal, wood, painting, jewelry and more. The artists are from North Carolina and around the country. Johnston, a resident of Sunset Beach, is a member of the Brunwick County Chamber of Commerce, Seaside United Methodist Church and Sunset Beach Merchants Association and donates to various charities.

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Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage recently opened a new, 2,000-square-foot office at 10020 Beach Drive SW in Calabash. The new office, which opened in mid-July, brings to 13 the number of Sea Coast Advantage offices in southeastern North Carolina, with a geographic reach ranging from Jacksonville to the north to Calabash to the south. The Calabash office is the third new office that Sea Coast Advantage has opened this year. In March Sea Coast opened a new location at 2516 Independence Boulevard at Barclay Commons in Wilmington. In June the firm opened a new, 18,000-square-foot office in Dungannon Village at Autumn Hall in Wilmington. Jennifer Brown is the managing broker of the new Calabash office, which is comprised of 11 Sea Coast Advantage agents and one full time administrator. Brown is also the managing broker for the firm’s Holden Beach and Shallotte offices. Nine of the 11 agents who comprise the Calabash office relocated from Sea Coast Advantage’s Shallotte office. Two are long-time residents of Calabash but new to Sea Coast Advantage. Prior to opening the Calabash office, Shallotte was the southernmost location for Sea Coast Advantage. The new Calabash office extends the firms’ reach to the South Carolina border. PHOTOGRAPHY: CONTRIBUTED

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Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced the recipients of the 2016–17 Small Business Awards. The awards stem from nominations from both the chamber membership and the general public. To compete for the award, a nominee must have been nominated for a Golden Pineapple Award during the 2016–17 term as well as submitted a packet of information for outside review by the Small Business and Technology Development Center at UNCW. The 2016–17 Small Business of the Year was awarded to Kris Beasley at Southport Magazine. Selections were based on judging criteria for financial performance and business history, staff training and motivation, community involvement, customer service and economic impact. Beasley has spent her career in support of the community and started Southport Magazine in 2012 to support the town and businesses of this area. Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS were awarded the Customer Service Award for their dedication to providing excellent customer service to all their customers and clients. Organized in 1981, the company now has 20 full time employees and 45 brokers supporting the Southport Oak Island region and


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all of Brunswick County. With expansion into the rental and property management, the business has flourished. Nominations for Small Business of the Year will be taken online at southport-oakisland.com from January to May 2018. The next quarterly nomination deadline for the Golden Pineapple Award is July 31. PHOTOGRAPHY: CONTRIBUTED

ART Catering & Events and Brick Landing Plantation Offer Happily Ever After

information. This year’s results show: • 76 percent offer secure messaging with clinicians on mobile devices. • When patients need ongoing monitoring at home, 74 percent use secure e-mails for patients and families to keep in touch with the care team. • 68 percent simplify prescription renewals by letting patients make requests on mobile devices. • 62 percent add data reported by patients to the electronic health record to get a better picture of what is going on with the patient. • Nearly half of the hospitals are using telehealth to provide behavioral health services to more patients. • 40 percent offer virtual physician visits. • More than 40 percent provide real-time care management services to patients at home for diabetes and congestive heart failure. Most Wired hospitals are transforming care delivery with knowledge gained from data and analytics. They are investing in analytics to support new delivery models and effective decisionmaking and training clinicians on how to use analytics to improve quality, provide access and control costs.

Local Chamber Board Hits the Ground Running in New Year Brick Landing Plantation and ART Catering & Events are excited to announce their new partnership, Happily Ever After. While still offering full-service offsite catering, ART Catering has partnered with Brick Landing Plantation to bring together ART’s delicious flavors and Brick Landing’s beautiful waterway views to create a one-of-a-kind experience. PHOTOGRAPHY: CONTRIBUTED

Novant Health Named 2017 Most Wired Novant Health has been recognized by the American Hospital Association (AHA) for its adoption, implementation and use of information technology (IT) in the delivery of healthcare. The prestigious award is conferred to hospitals based on the annual Most Wired survey, an industry-standard benchmark study. The survey is designed to measure the level of IT adoption in U.S. hospitals and health systems and is used as a tool for hospital and health system leadership to map its IT strategic plans. According to the survey, Most Wired hospitals are using smart phones, telehealth and remote monitoring to create more ways for patients to access healthcare services and capture health 42

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Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce has started off a busy fiscal year under the leadership of 2017–18 President Tim Tippett. The chamber is a nonprofit membership organization comprised of business leaders, organizations and individuals who join in a common purpose of improving the business environment in the Southport-Oak Island area. The board of directors are volunteers who are elected from the membership of the nonprofit organization to determine the group’s policies, programs and activities. The chamber offers its members many benefits including networking activities such as Business Connections, Business Networking After Hours and Coffee with the Girls; advertising and marketing opportunities such as the Faces of Commerce Video Series and Southport-Oak Island area street map; and quarterly educational roundtables at Out of the Box. The chamber also organizes popular public events such as the U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament, Christmas Gift Show, Christmas by the Sea Parade, Coastal Consumer Showcase, Cash Mob and a new event for October 2018 called Forks, Corks & Kegs Restaurant Week. Membership in Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce is open to businesses, organizations and entrepreneurs who trade in the chamber’s service area, which includes Bolivia, Bald Head Island, Boiling Spring Lakes, Caswell Beach, Oak Island, St. James, Southport and Sunset Harbor.


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Get into the spirit of the season with this variation on the Old Fashioned. BY MAURICE SPAGATNER

Fall is a time for outdoor exploring, watching leaves change colors and my personal favorite — campfires! So my question is why not get the entire season packed into a glass that fits neatly in your hand? The good news is that there’s a recipe for that. Nothing says fall like bourbon, and few bourbon cocktails are as great as an Old Fashioned. The union of bourbon, bitters and sugar come together to make this classic libation both simple to create and even simpler to enjoy. This easy twist on the Old Fashioned uses a small bit of that peaty, smoky scotch that you may have lying around waiting to find a good use for. It will bring a subtly sweet campfire sensation to your eagerly waiting taste buds. Stir one up, stoke the autumn flames and truly take in the season with this classic twist.

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INGREDIENTS 2 ounces bourbon ¼ ounce peaty scotch (Ardbeg, Laphroaig, Talisker are some of my favorites) 2 dashes of Angostura bitters 2 dashes of orange bitters 1 sugar cube or ¼ to ½ ounce of simple syrup METHOD Add bourbon, scotch, bitters and a sugar cube to a mixing glass. Break down the sugar cube and add ice. Stir until most of the sugar is dissolved. Strain and pour into a rocks glass with a single large cube of ice if it’s available; however, a small scoop of standard cubed ice will work just fine. Garnish with a strip of orange peel and a cherry. For a less sweet but more earthy/spicy flavor, substitute your favorite rye whiskey for bourbon.

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My family and I have been making this Bourbon Beef Tenderloin for as long as I can remember, and fall is my favorite time to grill this meal. Unlike summer’s searing temperatures, fall’s mild weather makes standing before a hot fire a pleasure. Besides, after eating light all summer, I’m ready for a hearty meal. This tasty meat can be served a number of ways. It can be easily dressed up for a fancy meal accompanied with decadent sides or dressed down and offered as sandwich meat with slaw. During the holidays my mother will grill this well done, slice the tenderloin really thin and serve it with rolls and horseradish — super easy to serve when friends and family drop by the house. However, my father and I like it cut really thick and cooked rare with no additional sauces. He usually grills it his way for a dinner party and presents it on top of kale with cherry tomatoes. The meat from this recipe cooks up so tender and juicy no matter how you slice it. When selecting your beef tenderloin, don’t be afraid to ask the butcher to trim the silver and tie it for you. Personally, I tip the butcher for completing this for me. Sure, you can do it yourself by cutting off the silver skin and folding the tail end of the beef back underneath itself so that it is of uniform thickness and then securing with butcher’s string. But most butchers do not mind doing it upon request, and I prefer to let the professionals do it. Before you begin the grilling process, take the meat out of the fridge for about an hour before so that it can get to room temperature. Grilling cold meat can cause the moisture to be forced out. Place the meat in direct heat and try not to open the grill too much. Repeatedly lifting the lid with a gas grill will cause it to lose heat, making your food sear and cook more slowly. Repeatedly lifting with a coal grill will do the opposite, allowing in oxygen that causes the coals to bun hotter than you’d like them to, resulting in burnt meat. You want to let the meat cook while the brown sugar in the marinade will create a thick crust on the exterior, locking in all the flavors. Your first bite will be like butter! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. 46

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Grilled Bourbon Beef Tenderloin Serves 8 to 10 (depends on thickness of cuts)

INGREDIENTS 1 5 lb. trimmed and tied beef tenderloin 1 cup bourbon 1 teaspoon thyme 1 cup brown sugar 2/3 cup soy sauce Juice of 2 lemons ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce ½ cup water Salt and pepper 2-gallon size Ziploc bag METHOD

if you are in a pinch), turning meat over several times. Take the meat out of the refrigerator about an hour before cooking to bring to room temperature. Preheat the grill to about 400 degrees. Place the meat on the grill and reserve the liquid from the marinade. Cook over high heat with the lid closed. Turn the meat occasionally while basting it with the marinade. It will take about 25 to 30 minutes for a medium cook, but to be sure you get it perfect, use a thermometer. Insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the meat and wait till it reads 125 to 130 degrees F for medium to rare. Let the meat rest for about 10 minutes after taking it off the grill. Cut the string off the meat and begin slicing to desired thickness.

Prepare the marinade by combining the bourbon, thyme, brown sugar, soy sauce, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, water, salt and pepper in a large 2-gallon size Ziploc bag and shake to mix all together. Place the meat in the bag and refrigerate overnight (4 to 6 hours will suffice

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FIRST Robotics by ALLISON BARRETT CARTER

BEYOND THE SPOKE Besides providing bicycles for people in need, the nonprofit Switchin’ Gears creates friendships and provides hope.

Brunswick County Schools Director of Exceptional Education Melissa Quinlan by HEATHER LOWERY

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After a decade-long battle with drug addiction, a 2,200-mile thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail and a few steps into The Anchor church in Wilmington, Dusty Casteen found a simple life with his family and hundreds of old bikes and bike parts. He is co-founder and current director of Switchin’ Gears, a nonprofit that takes donated bikes and old parts and creates functional bikes to give to people in need. by ALLISON BARRETT CARTER

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TRIAL BY FIRE With a third location just opened in Leland, Evans Trawick of Cape Fear Seafood Company proves he has what it takes to thrive in the fickle restaurant business. Evans Trawick has certainly seen his fair share of choppy waters in the last decade. But through pure grit, a supportive family and a healthy dose of stubbornness, he has not only managed to stay afloat, but also become a juggernaut of the local restaurant scene. By ANNESOPHIA RICHARDS

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If somebody had told a college-aged Charlotte Mercer that she would end up becoming a chicken farmer at the age of 56, she would have thought them to be crazy at best. For a woman with more than 30 years of business world experience and a degree in international studies, Mercer’s wildest dreams never included working with eggs and poultry. The various professional careers on Mercer’s resume may have taken her on the scenic route to becoming owner and operator of The Farm at Juniper Bay, but she is now certain that her path in life brought her right to where she’s meant to be. For the first 35 years of her life, Mercer was a true city girl. She grew up in New Orleans, graduated from UNC Chapel Hill, and met her husband, Steve, while living in Charlotte. Steve was born and raised on a hog farm in Bolivia, so in 1995 the couple decided to move with their two children to his hometown. “We moved onto a large tract of farmable land owned by Steve’s parents,” Mercer says. “Up until that point, I had no experience with farm animals.”

Having spent a decade as a paralegal in Charlotte, Mercer’s next several years in the Port City region were spent working as an executive assistant, and from there she moved into the financial services industry. It wasn’t until her husband purchased the family’s first group of chickens that the idea of sustainable living crossed Mercer’s mind. “My husband decided he wanted to make sure that our kids Fall 2017

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knew how to feed themselves if it ever became necessary,” she says. “So in 2009 he ordered 300 chickens. Unfortunately for us, we didn’t realize they were meat birds, and we spent a long time waiting for those birds to lay eggs!” In 2013 Mercer’s husband suffered a heart attack, an unforgettable experience that ultimately caused the family to revisit the idea of raising egg-laying chickens. “When you have something like that happen to someone in your family, one of the things the doctors talk to you about is having a better diet,” Mercer says.

the eateries really understood the importance of supporting local farmers, and they were quick to express interest in her eggs. However, the two biggest concerns Mercer encountered were consistency and price. There just wasn’t anybody in the area capable yet of producing local, farm-fresh eggs on a large enough scale to provide continual product. Determined to fill that void, Mercer attended the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association’s annual conference in November of 2015. Searching for guidance in a field she

Mercer purchased some hens and soon found that they were producing more farm-fresh eggs than the family could consume, so she began selling them to her friends and coworkers. At the same time she was in between jobs, and the idea of turning her new hobby into a career began taking root. “I knew that I loved working with my chickens,” she says. “I enjoyed selling eggs to people, and there seemed to certainly be a demand for it.” Mercer decided to conduct her own market survey with restaurants in Wilmington. She found that many of

knew little about, she also enlisted the help of SCORE, a nonprofit organization offering budding entrepreneurs mentorship and education from retired executives. “They helped me come up with a business plan and figure out how many birds I would need based on what I was looking to do,” Mercer says. January of 2016 marked the official incorporation of The Farm at Juniper Bay, and Mercer ordered her first group of 600 chickens in March of that same year. Word of mouth quickly increased her number of home delivery

customers, and she decided to also reach out to local farm-to-table restaurants. By stopping by each restaurant and leaving behind a dozen eggs with a marketing pamphlet, Mercer’s phone began to ring. With orders pouring in and egg production increasing, Mercer set out to improve upon the farm’s facilities. On the property sits a brood house, a transition area for the chicks to stay out of the rain, a small coop made from a repurposed children’s playhouse, and even a 30-foot long mobile coop that allows Mercer to move the adult hens to new pasture throughout the farm. Chickens aren’t the only non-human residents of The Farm at Juniper Bay; five beehives and two livestock guard dogs call the farm home as well. Last fall saw the height of the farm’s egg production, with Mercer’s hens averaging between 20 to 26 dozen eggs

Charlotte Mercer’s main efforts go to her chickens, but she’s also experimenting with bees.

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each day. As for the daily upkeep and the demanding workload of keeping the farm running smoothly, all responsibilities lie squarely on Mercer’s slight shoulders. “This is a one-woman operation at the moment,” she says. “My husband helps me when he can with the construction projects, but as far as the daily feeding, watering, collecting and washing of the eggs, it’s all me.” Even with her initial success, Mercer continues to shed blood, sweat and dirty tears over some seemingly unbeatable challenges. Predatory problems and inclement weather have cut her initial hen population in half, and egg production is at an all-time low during the hot summer months. “What I’m tying to do is find the best cycle of bringing new birds in,” she says. “The new chicks that I have should start laying this September. As far as the demand, though, and people being pleased with my eggs, that hasn’t been a problem at all. “ The Farm at Juniper Bay recently partnered with UNCW to offer internship opportunities. Mercer is excited to share her experience and encouragement with students interested in farming and agriculture. “Anything that I can pass along to 54

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support people in sustainable farming, I am delighted to do so,” she says. As for future endeavors, Mercer sees herself expanding her offerings and exploring other opportunities to provide farm-fresh products to the people of this area. The increase in Port City breweries has inspired her to begin thinking about growing hops on the farm. Mercer is eager to explore this possibility, since the double benefit of hops is that chickens love to eat the spent grains after they’ve been used to brew and ferment. “It’s like candy to the chickens!” she says with a chuckle. Right now, however, Mercer’s main goal is to figure out ways to combat the unpredictability of her production level. “When I started all this, most everyone I spoke to said not to try to do multiple things,” she says. “Just get good at one thing first and then add to it. So I’m trying to get good at the chickens, and then I plan to work on my bees and begin making honey.” Next year, 2018, will mark Mercer’s 40th high school reunion year, and she is fairly confident that she will be the

only chicken farmer in attendance. At age 57, Mercer feels she has finally found her calling, albeit not the calling she could have ever imagined in her younger years. “I’ve sweat more and done more manual labor in the past year and a half than I’ve ever done in my life, and yet I’ve never felt more alive,” she says. “There are stresses, but nothing nearly as stressful to me as being in the corporate world or working for somebody else. I’m very happy with my choice.”

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Roots of the Family Tree Hughes & Hughes Nursery in Ash has been growing strong for 38 years and counting. STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY BARBARA SAMMONS

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Mother Nature has been my inspiration for as long as I can remember, whether in the form of my photography or my art. From early days on my grandparents’ farm in Ohio, to the concrete jungle of my hometown of Los Angeles, I always found beauty, and sometimes refuge, in her brilliant colors or in the coolness of a shade tree. No matter where we lived, we always had a flower garden that provided us with beautiful bouquets. After moving to Southport, I found the terrain and growing conditions challenging and realized I needed an education on the local horticulture.

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I had to look no farther than Hughes & Hughes Nursery, a family-owned and -operated business in Ash, just 5 miles from Highway 17 at Calabash. Bobby and Donna Hughes started the nursery in 1979 and spent many years taking their nursery stock to flea markets and fairgrounds in Raleigh and Charlotte, all the while tending to the plants on their 13-acre farm. Bobby is an entrepreneur who is always trying to reinvent himself and has a passion for raising Japanese maples, which is on their logo. The nursery offers

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one of the largest selections of annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs in Brunswick County. Their son, Matthew, grew up working in the nursery, attended a Christian college, got married and has two sons of his own. His wife, Susie, is a Realtor in Myrtle Beach. Matt worked in law enforcement after college, up until 2000 when he went to work for a company specializing in 911 technology. The nursery fever never left Matt and in 2013 he left the corporate world to get back to his roots. In 2014 Matt and Susie became the next generation of Hughes & Hughes Nursery. “To be successful, surround yourself with the right people” Matt says. It was important for him to carry on the legacy started by his parents, so after settling back into the nursery world, Matt enlisted help from his sons, Hunter and Hayden, and together, they spent the next two years reorganizing the nursery, updating system software and developing plans on how to grow the business. He knew the nursery needed to expand its product line to include larger plants, palm trees and native plants — whatever the market required.


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WATER, WATER, WATER While the nursery was being reorganized, the entire scale of the nursery increased, which meant the need for a more elaborate irrigation system and water supply. Not wanting to rely on the local water system, Matt made an investment in a 315-foot-deep well, which offers him with an endless water supply. Shallow wells have rust that tends to tarnish plants; however, the deeper well came with new challenges from the salt water found at that level. The nursery invested in a reverse osmosis water filtration system, which cleans the water and pumps 35 gallons per minute back into their pond. The pond holds more than 1 million gallons of water, enough for 25 days of watering if there is no rain. This process is completed daily, except for the one day per month when the system is thoroughly cleaned. Matt then installed 100 irrigation zones with five irrigation pumps. The pumps are all redundant so if one goes down, a valve is switched and another pump can handle the watering. This irrigation systems runs every day to ensure a deep watering for healthy plants.

GREENHOUSES – FOR PROPAGATION AND PROTECTION Several greenhouses dot the landscape of the nursery and are used for plant propagation and protection from the environment. Bobby still works at the nursery propagating plants and often can be seen at “his spot” at the potting section. Plants are potted in 1-gallon pots, placed in the greenhouses until a root system is developed and then transferred to 3 or 5-gallon pots until a firm root system is developed and ready for sale. Shade camellias are now housed in a 5,000-square-foot greenhouse to protect them from the cold weather. If not protected, the bud sets will freeze.

GO FOR A RIDE As customers arrive at the gravel parking lot, Matt or one of the workers greets them and gives them a brief overview of the nursery.

Right: Matthew Hughes trims tree azaleas.

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Customers ride golf carts around 13 acres of nursery stock. Each section of plants is labeled with name, growing conditions, height, watering information and price.

Above: Greenhouses are used for propagation and preparation of nursery stock. Left: One of the many varieties of palms.

Customers are then handed the keys to one of the many golf carts and sent on their way to explore the rows and rows of nursery stock. There is also a map with descriptions of plant locations that are all labeled for easy identification. Rows of conifers, crape myrtles, magnolias, palms, willows, oaks and perennials await the visit and, hopefully, a trip to a new home. “If you can’t find it here, you probably don’t need it,” Matt says. One of their more popular plants is the Encore Azalea. “Everyone wants color, something that is evergreen and offers low maintenance, all of which are offered by these azaleas,” he adds. The nursery does not offer design services but will assist the customer if help is needed with large plantings. with local landscapers, who send their customers to the nursery to select plants for their own landscape projects. Some plants will be tagged and held

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until the proper planting time, generally in the fall.

A CONSTANT PROCESS “Taking care of plants is like taking care of children,” Matt says. “Both need to be nurtured, fed and loved. I believe in leading by example by being out in the nursery pulling weeds, potting plants or whatever needs to be done, and so does everyone who works for me.” Lindsay Adams, a new member of the team, is a certified nursery professional with more than 20 years of experience and is often seen working with customers to ensure their selections.

“When you get where you’re going in life, turn around and help the next person,” Matt says. “We are strong Christians who believe in giving back.” The nursery supports many local churches, athletic programs, church youth programs, basketball camps and other missions. They also donate plants to local charity raffles. In his spare time, Matt visits local clubs for presentations on the fine art of growing plants. “At the end of the day, I just want to grow plants and offer my customers a good product at a fair price,” he says.

THE FUTURE The biggest challenge is learning how to plan, to know what the customer will want the following year. The greenhouses are already planted with stock that will be available next spring. Matt is also making plans to take the nursery to the next level by Fall 2017

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Japanese maples flourish in the nursery. The maple is part of the logo for the nursery in honor of Bobby Hughes, the founder of the nursery.

Top Five Plants for Brunswick County ENCORE AZALEAS A series of hybrids developed to be true multi-season blooms, blooming in spring, summer and fall. They perform best in sites that offer full sun to part shade. A minimum of four hours of direct sunlight per day is required for proper blooms. SUNSHINE LIGUSTRUM An evergreen shrub that offers year-round golden foliage and flourishes in full sun. This shrub does not bloom, good news for allergy sufferers. Can be used as an accent plant, in containers, as a hedge or in mass plantings.

growing their own trees and shrubs. Down the road from the current nursery is a field planted with more than 5,000 whips — small stems of oaks, magnolias, hollies, palms and various shrubs. Matt estimates these whips will be ready for harvest in four to six years. During that time, more crops will be planted to stagger the harvest times.

ALL IN THE FAMILY Bobby and Donna Hughes, the driving force behind Hughes & Hughes Nursery, are now in their 70s and still live in the same house next to the nursery. Matt enjoys spending time

with his father, the voice of experience. And he also enjoys the hot lunches prepared by his mother. On my visit to the nursery we stopped by the house to check on the ribs that would be lunch in a few hours. Oh, what a delightful smell coming from Donna’s kitchen. But I was on a mission to check out the nursery stock. After I took a spin on the golf cart and picked out a lavender crape myrtle, I ask Matt for any last words on how to protect my new investment. “Plant high, never die; plant low, never grow,” he replies. Good advice from someone who is an expert in his own field. 

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DRIFT® ROSES Repeat bloomers that are tough, disease resistant, winter hardy and virtually maintenance-free. They are a cross between full-size groundcover roses and miniature roses. AUTUMN BLAZE MAPLE TREES A hybrid of the red maple (Acer rubrum) and the silver maple (Acer saccharinum). At maturity Autumn Blaze maples will reach approximately 50 feet tall by 40 feet wide with a rounded to oval crown. Maturity comes quickly. They can grow as fast as 3 feet per year under the right conditions. WINDMILL PALM TREES One of the most cold-hardy palms available. The leaves are arranged into a symmetrical crown that is approximately 8 to 10 feet wide. The trunks are usually covered with a loose mat of coarse gray or brown fiber and can grow to heights of 20 to 40 feet. Windmill Palms should be grown in shade or partial shade in fertile soil to look their best.


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A Lasting Impression From developing Meadowlands Golf Club to their many philanthropic pursuits, W.J. McLamb, Jr. and family have made a mark on Brunswick County.

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It’s obvious that Teresa McLamb and her father, W.J. McLamb, Jr. share a mutual respect for each other. The two relax on the massive back porch of their family-owned Meadowlands Golf Club in Calabash. To the right lies Hole #1, to the left, Hole #18, and between is them a wide expanse of water. Trees and grass as green as sparkling emeralds encompass the background. The two are tweaking the details of the golf club’s 20th anniversary celebration set for September 20 and reminisce about their roots established generations ago in Brunswick County. The McLamb name is synonymous with business in the county, and W.J., now 85, has played a major role in its development. W.J. owned a Dodge/Plymouth/farm equipment dealership in Shallotte for five years during the 1950s but sold it and joined his namesake father, William Joseph McLamb, Sr. in the elder’s heavy equipment business. Eventually, W.J. saw another opportunity. He bought land off Beach

Octogenarian W.J. McLamb, Jr. and his daughter, Teresa McLamb, at Meadowlands Golf Club, their family-owned business in Calabash.

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Drive near Sunset Beach, subdivided it and ran ads in the northeastern United States to sell off the parcels. He called his subdivision Bonaparte’s Retreat and intended it for mobile homes. After about 150 mobile units were established, he developed Bonaparte’s Retreat II for brick and mortar homes. “I was the first in Brunswick County to do underground utilities in subdivisions,” he says. “I paved the roads, too, because I knew that needed to be done.”

“It’s a family operation that gives us a relationship a lot of families don’t have,” Teresa says. She explains that her brother, Michael, has limited involvement in Meadowlands, but her sister, Sheila, a lawyer, does the legal work. Not satisfied with one course, three years later W.J. developed Farmstead Golf Links on McLamb Road in Calabash. It was all for investment. “I don’t golf,” W.J. says. “Never did.”

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The grand opening of Meadowlands in 1997, hosted by the local chamber of commerce. From left, Jennifer Scott, Teresa McLamb, Sheila McLamb, Sibyl Bellamy McLamb, W.J. McLamb and Mitzi York.

Then his entrepreneurial spirit embraced another opportunity: golf courses. “The market and the economy showed you needed this kind of amenity to sell property,” he says. “My vision in the 80s was to build a golf course. My idea was to get out of construction.” He had a stake in Brunswick Plantation on U.S. 17 in the early 1990s, but sold out to buy acreage for Meadowlands. 64

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He says he tried golfing at Brierwood Golf Club in Shallotte, the first golf course in Brunswick County (which closed in May 2017). “I decided to try it, but I was so busy I couldn’t play.” Instead of golfing, the family has put its efforts into philanthropy. W.J. was the first person to set up an endowed scholarship at Brunswick Community College (BCC). “We had the biggest scholarship fund at the college until a few years ago,”

Teresa says. W.J., Sheila and Teresa have served multiple terms on the college’s foundation board. Teresa is currently its vice president, and W.J. is board member emeritus. Building D at the BCC campus in Bolivia was named W.J. and Sybil McLamb Building in 2012. Teresa also wrote a history of the college. “It was an honor to have them ask me to write it,” she says. Teresa earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from UNC-Chapel Hill and her master’s degree in English from UNCWilmington. The family has been active on the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce board, and Teresa was a founding member of the Brunswick County Tourism Development Authority. W.J. and Sybil were cochairs of the Cape Fear Hospice fundraiser, which established Brunswick House in Supply. The family has contributed to Hope Harbor Home, the organization that assists victims of domestic violence; Providence Home, an emergency shelter for teens; and First Tee of Brunswick County, which aims to help young people build character through golf. The McLambs also support Canine Angels, which rescues and trains dogs to be service companions for veterans. Canine Angels will receive a contribution from the Meadowlands Anniversary event. Come September 20 the McLambs and other Brunswick County residents will undoubtedly recollect how the county has changed. Teresa and W.J. say they both grew up knowing their grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Teresa says her father is the oldest living member of the clan that includes several hundred members in the area. “A.O. is a year older,” her


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Scenes from Meadowlands Golf Club, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017.

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Hardee/McLamb family photos from the 1920s (left) and the early 1900s. These families lived on the property that is now Meadowlands Golf Club.

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octogenarian father contradicts. Teresa considers the fact. “That’s A.O. Hardee [a cousin],” she says. “He owns A.O. Hardee Construction in Little River.” They both agree that they are a close-knit family. Teresa has traced the family genealogy as far back as the 1700s and found 8,500 relatives. The ones that settled in the area were farmers, and many developed other businesses, evident from signs with the McLamb name on them. “Eight fought in the Revolution, and a lot in the Civil War,” Teresa says. Fast forward to today, and her son, Will Chandler, 33, serves in the Army. Although W.J. wasn’t in the military, he earned his pilot’s license, kept it from 1967 to 2004 and had his own plane. “I started flying because of my job,” he says. Today he concentrates on making sure customers at Meadowlands receive “a feeling of friendship” from the staff, and that the course is well maintained. “It’s known as being in the best condition along the Grand Strand,” he says. Teresa travels worldwide, is writing her father’s biography and keeps abreast of happenings at Meadowlands. They see a bright future for the course. “In three years when Farmstead has its 20th anniversary, we’ll do this again,” she says. 


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Meet the young go-getters who are shaping Brunswick County’s future. STO RY BY

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T The future of any community relies on the individual and collective leadership skills of its citizens to make their neighborhoods work for everybody. Brunswick County is without a doubt well-supplied with an impressive pool of leaders who are working to build a strong foundation for growth and opportunity for the future of Brunswick County. In 2012 Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce first introduced the

Future 10, a group of young professionals who are communityminded and enthusiastic about Brunswick County and who live up to the chamber’s motto of “Building Community and Supporting Business.” In partnership with South Brunswick Magazine, Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce has brought together a new group of Future 10 leaders for 2017. They invited coworkers, supervisors,

employees, clients, business owners, friends and family to nominate outstanding young men and women who are under the age of 40 with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in their careers and a commitment to serving their community. Who are these remarkable leaders? Read their stories on the following pages.

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Allison Szafarski Angelo’s Pizzeria and Bistro Wine Director / General Manager

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“I had planned on becoming a

criminal psychologist until I realized I wanted to work in an industry that focused on helping people and bringing them together,” Allison Szafarski says. She accomplishes that as wine director and general manager of Angelo’s Pizzeria and Bistro through shared authentic experiences, an appreciation of different cultures and a yearning to treat her customers like family. That’s the power of food and that’s the passion that drives Szafarski. With Szafarski’s combined Polish-Italian heritage, she’s poised to succeed in this industry. She inherited her father’s strong work ethic and her grandparents’ nature of giving back to everybody. Now, diving into her Italian roots and its penchant for good food and wine, she hopes to help customers create moments with family, make new friends, and find commonalities. Szafarski, originally from New York, has lived in Brunswick County since 2011. At first she was enchanted by the beautiful beaches, but it didn’t take long for her to realize that she was drawn to the community’s hospitality and friendliness. But she was also inspired by the strong sense of community. “I admire my boss’ dedication to give back to

other people,” she says. Szafarski’s boss is owner James Lane, who often hosts charity wine events for several area nonprofits. Learning by Lane’s example, Szafarski feels that citizen involvement is vital to any community. “I believe everybody has something to offer one another, and it’s a great way to feel at home,” she says. Much of her community activism comes through the restaurant. Her advice to anyone who wants to be part of the community: “Get involved with a cause you’re passionate about; that way it’s a genuine experience for everyone.” Szafarski, who is working on her certification to become a wine specialist — which took her to Italy where she met several wine makers and worked with Carol Petrea, of Petrea Importers — is driven to give people an authentic food experience when they visit Angelo’s. She says the Future 10 honor feels like a confirmation that she made the right decision to settle here, and the right career choice.

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Amy Myers Novant Health Senior Director, Marketing and Communications

“I ultimately want to help make Brunswick County the best place for my children, and other’s children, to grow up.”

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After starting her career early at

Novant Health, Amy Myers knew without hesitation that she wanted to work with them again. She also knew that she and husband, Jace, wanted to live at the beach where both vacationed all their lives. In the spring of 2006 that opportunity became a reality when Myers learned that Novant Health would soon be managing Brunswick Community Hospital in Supply. She made some phone calls and soon relocated from Aberdeen, North Carolina. In her 11 years in Brunswick County, Myers has established the Novant Health Foundation Brunswick Medical Center and today serves as the director of marketing for Novant. On being part of this year’s Future 10, she says, “It’s definitely an honor to be part of a great group of people who all contribute to make this a great place to live.” She appreciates the close-knit vibe of the community and says that “even though the county is growing, it’s still small enough that everybody knows each other, which is great.” As the original director of the nonprofit Novant Health Foundation, Myers helped raise funds to bring quality healthcare to people in the community who could not afford it. Now, as a marketing and communications senior director

for Novant Health, she helps ensure that messages about the health system’s physicians, clinicians and services are clearly communicated and easy to access in the local community. She has also volunteered her time as a board member for Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce and continues to volunteer for the Novant Health Foundation, all with the goal of making Brunswick County a better place to live. The future of Brunswick County is important to Myers as she and her husband are raising two young daughters, with a son on the way. “I ultimately want to help make Brunswick County the best place for my children, and other’s children, to grow up,” Myers says. She connects that vision with the work she does at the hospital. “I don’t deliver patient care, but in a marketing role, I hope I help support the nurses, doctors and clinicians that are,” she says. “The excellent patient care provided by the doctors and clinicians at Novant Health and the many new services now offered in the community have helped bring people to the area, and ultimately, help make Brunswick County a more desirable place to live and work.”

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Carter Hewett Honalee Stables & Farm, LLC Owner / Head Trainer

“I got my first horse when I was nine. Before long, I had a collection of horses, and that’s when my granddad suggested it was time to get a farm.”

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Enthusiasm for horses, community spirit and creating an enjoyable learning experience for her students — that’s what motivated entrepreneur Carter Hewett to start Honalee Stables, a boarding and training facility in Bolivia. “I got my first horse when I was nine,” she says. “Before long, I had a collection of horses, and that’s when my granddad suggested it was time to get a farm.” In 2010 that farm became Honalee and is one of the area’s most active riding facilities. Puff the Magic Dragon buffs may instantly recognize the name as the whimsical land by the sea. What also moves Hewett is to know she’s become a positive mentor to her young students. She believes that a strong work ethic and an appreciation for animals create a foundation for future success and happiness. “For my students, I want to be that person that I would have appreciated when I was growing up,” she says. “They are more than willing to help do little chores around the farm. I want them to know when caring for animals, their well being rests entirely on our shoulders.” It’s not all about the day-to-day business of riding lessons, boarding, clinics and horse shows. Hewett is committed to

giving back to the people in Brunswick County. She works with a variety of nonprofits and community charity organizations like Lower Cape Fear Hospice and the Boy Scouts to offer a facility for fundraising events. “I love that we can open Honalee to these organizations,” Hewett says. “I hope it brings in more people and gives them more opportunity to grow.” For Hewett, being nominated for the Future 10 was a huge surprise that left her feeling “honored and humbled” and to “know her efforts are appreciated.” But she admits she doesn’t do it alone. “I wouldn’t be where I am without the help from my family, the community and my employees,” she says. “Kyle Scott in particular. He shares the same vision as I do. We’re two 27 year olds making it happen!”

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Dr. Daniel Richardson and Amanda Richardson Brunswick County Schools Brunswick County Division A Co-Directors of the North Carolina Science Olympiad

“Giving back to the community is an integral step in preserving the culture of Brunswick for current and future generations. It is a gift with boundless dividends.”

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“I am a science nerd to the core,”

says Dr. Daniel Richardson, whose passion for reptiles was ignited as a young student assigned to study reptiles of North Carolina for a Science Olympiad (NCSO) event — an assignment he originally did not want. That assignment led to a career in science education, side-by-side with high school sweetheart, now wife, Amanda Richardson. Amanda, the co-director of the N.C. Science Olympiad knew at an early age that she wanted to be a teacher. Now both are deeply committed to the NCSO, attracting students to science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers. On being part of this year’s Future 10, Dr. Richardson says “working with students is something I do because I love it. Being recognized for that is not my motivation, but it does lift you up and make you want to work that much harder.” Amanda appreciates the recognition and says, “If this platform allows us to promote local STEM efforts, it is a dream come true.” Both of the Richardsons are Brunswick County natives and completed their undergraduate degrees and master’s degrees at UNC Wilmington. Dr. Richardson went on to earn a doctorate degree at UNCW’s Watson College of Education.

In 2002 they both began their careers at Shallotte Middle School teaching sixth and eighth grade science. Recognizing the need to get younger students involved in Science Olympiad, the Richardsons organized the Division A tournament for Brunswick County elementary schools. “Our goal was to get every school in the district involved,” Dr. Richardson says. They have surpassed that goal. The program also includes schools from New Hanover and Columbus counties, and private and home schools. The Richardsons, parents of two daughters, take their commitment to education to heart. They want students to leave the school system with the knowledge and skills to become productive, contributing members of the community. “Giving back to the community is an integral step in preserving the culture of Brunswick for current and future generations. It is a gift with boundless dividends,” Amanda says.

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Erica Edwards Dane Delane Salon Studio Owner / Creative Director

“I started offering haircuts to patients in Hospice a couple of years ago. Our family has worked with Hospice through personal difficult times so I know what it can mean to patients and their families.�

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When she’s not creating cuttingedge looks for her own clients, Erica Edwards, owner and creative director of an award-winning salon in Ocean Isle Beach, can be found in Hospice giving haircuts and mini-spa services to those who are in the last stages of their lives. “I started offering haircuts to patients in Hospice a couple of years ago,” Edwards says. “Our family has worked with Hospice through personal difficult times so I know what it can mean to patients and their families.” A self-described mountain girl, Edwards credits her upbringing in Roan Mountain, Tennessee, and Marion, North Carolina, for instilling her with a sense of compassion for others. That instinct for human connection, along with her artistic nature, is what inspired her to pursue a career in cosmetology. “Being an artist is often solitary, and I knew I wanted to interact with people,” she explains. So she went from painting with paints to painting hair. “It’s still art, it’s just a different canvas.”

Edwards began her career as a junior hair stylist more than 20 years ago. Her talents eventually earned her the highest position — creative artistic director — in a prestigious salon in Charlotte. But the size of the vibrant city caused other concerns for her and husband, Aaron. With two young children to put through school, they worried about the large classrooms and lack of individual attention. Edwards lives by a personal motto: “It takes a village.” She wanted to know her community and be involved in it. “It’s hard to get that experience in someplace like Charlotte,” she says. Eight years ago the Edwards moved their family to Brunswick County. After five years of building a local client base, she opened Dane Delane Salon Studio in May of 2015. Of the Future 10 Award, she says, “I’m proud and moved. The coolest thing is I’ve had several friends and clients on the cover. Now I am on the cover with friends and clients.”

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Kristin Dowdy State Farm Insurance in Shallotte Owner

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To say that Kristin Dowdy was

born to succeed in the insurance industry is a fact. After all, she’s a third-generation State Farm agency owner. Her grandfather owned and operated an office in Whiteville, North Carolina, and when he passed away 25 years ago, her mother took over the agency. Before Dowdy took over the State Farm in Shallotte when she was just 26 years old, she learned the business from the ground up. “I graduated from UNCW with a degree in marketing and management and then headed to Whiteville to work with my mother,” she says. Two years later she moved to Raleigh to work for State Farm management. When Dowdy learned that the owner of the 30-year-old Shallotte State Farm agency was planning to retire, she knew she was ready to run her own business. But the decision didn’t come without some reservations. Typically insurance agencies are owned by men. “I won’t lie, the fact that I’m a woman business owner makes me push myself a little harder,” she says. But for her team and her clients, they had no concerns. “I feel like they quickly realized I had the potential and the knowledge to run the business successfully.”

For the past five years, Dowdy and her team have made an impact on Brunswick County — both in business and in their community efforts. As an agency they came together to help State Farm clients in need after last year’s Hurricane Matthew by collecting food, clothing and toiletries. They also collect book bags with supplies for children in need, as well as host an annual coat drive. Dowdy’s Future 10 recognition reaffirms her lifestyle and career choice, “which makes me feel like I’m doing all the right things in the community.” Originally from Whiteville, she knew immediately when she first moved to Raleigh that she wanted to be back in a small town because it’s those residents who show the most love and pride for their community. To share the Future 10 award with talented and successful people who call Brunswick County home is humbling, she says.

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Rhonda Bates Brunswick County Department of Social Services Income Maintenance Technician

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“Everybody is a family member,”

is how Rhonda Bates describes community. She values the way the citizens of Brunswick County support and empower one another and says that “regardless if it’s your real family, your work family or your neighbors, that’s what community is.” Bates knows how important it is to support one another because she makes her living coordinating non-emergency medical transportation to and from providers for Medicaid beneficiaries. From arranging rides to doctor’s appointments to helping find lodging for out-of-town medical treatments, Bates is the person who the most vulnerable Medicaid recipients in the community rely on when they need medical transportation services. Born in Gastonia but raised in Brunswick County, Bates pursued her paralegal studies through Kaplan University and intended for that work to be her lifelong career. But through her work and connections with county associates, fate brought her to her current job. Fulfilled in her position at the Department of Social Services, Bates, a single mother of three, believes she can make an even bigger impact at work and in the community by obtaining a degree in Social Work, which she continues to work at as she works full-time and raises her children.

Her tenacious efforts to make life a little easier for people in the community don’t begin and end with her Medicaid clients. Her biggest passion outside of work is Relay for Life, the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, where she has been on the leadership team for several years. She also finds time to coach a cheerleading team of 6-9-year-olds where she sees herself as not just a coach but also a mentor who hopes her interaction with them makes a positive change in their lives. “I’d like to see an increase in the awareness of the need for more positive role models for our children in the community,” she says. Very surprised and honored by her inclusion in this year’s Future 10, Bates says she is humbled to be recognized as a leader in the community.

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Tyler Wittkofsky Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2Go Public Information Officer

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Tyler Wittkofsky might be the oldest soul. At just 23 he approaches the world with a sense of maturity and a drive for knowledge that can take others decades to find. Before thriving in his current role as public information officer, Wittkofsky worked for Brunswick Community College as a marketing and public relations assistant, among other roles. He also serves on the board for the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce and Communities in Schools and is newly enrolled in the Masters in Business Administration program at UNC Wilmington. Since receiving an invitation from DECA — an international association that prepares students to be leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance and hospitality — in high school, Wittkofsky has been interested in marketing. “One of my first classes at UNCW was an intro to marketing,” he says. “I got the highest grade that the professor ever gave out, so it inspired me to keep going.” After Wittkofsky graduated from UNC Wilmington with his bachelor’s degree, he never had a doubt that he would stay in Brunswick County after school. Tempted by job interviews in big cities like Raleigh, Charlotte and Winston-Salem, he

always knew Brunswick County had a promising future. “Those places didn’t stand out to me,” he says. “Brunswick County is becoming more diverse because you have people moving here from all over the country, so there’s something new to learn from everybody you meet.” As the public information officer of Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2Go serving customers in the North Brunswick area, Wittkofsky is on a mission to promote the health and welfare of the people in the community. “I want to be able to make it an even better place than it is now for future generations,” he says. “I want to make it easier for young people to get a good education and find a good job here.” He says being recognized by the community as one of Brunswick County’s Future 10 is an amazing opportunity that “helps me know I’m going in the right direction.”

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Stephanie Bowen Brunswick Family Assistance Executive Director

“I grew up here, living in poverty. I can relate to the people who are currently living in those same conditions that I grew up in.�

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director in 2016, Stephanie Bowen headed the emergency food assistance and volunteer programs at Brunswick Family Assistance (BFA), helping to ensure that low-income families in Brunswick County have access to adequate and nutritious food. Her advocacy, leadership and motivation made her a natural for the executive director role. And so did her personal understanding. “I grew up here, living in poverty,” she says. “I can relate to the people who are currently living in those same conditions that I grew up in.” For the last year Bowen has successfully managed the budget, spoken on local economic conditions, led efforts to expand the BFA service area, gotten involved in personal development programs and raised funds. But it’s her commitment to making sure the community doesn’t forget about people in need that makes her a standout. “I just want to inspire people to become engaged in their community and to take notice of some of the issues,” Bowen says. She notes that it’s easy to overlook because most see the wealth coming from the beaches, but says, “There’s a lot of poverty here. We have a large food insecure population.”

Bowen’s Future 10 award has her thanking her staff, who nominated her. “It speaks volumes about how they feel about their work environment,” she says. A proud native of Brunswick County, she earned her degree in Social Work from UNC Wilmington with every intention of returning to Brunswick County to make a difference. “I wanted a career that would allow me to be an agent of change,” she says. “It’s very humbling to know that people recognize me for my achievements.” When she’s not wearing her executive director’s hat, Bowen enjoys being a self-described goofball, spending time with her husband and two young daughters. She is also an active member of the Leland Rotary Club and serves on the board of the Northern Brunswick County Services Coordinating Council, where she “helps bring local nonprofits together so that we can all work together.”

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Wes Hamilton Angler’s Marine, Inc. Co-owner / Vice President

Running his own business taught him the value of building lasting relationships with colleagues and customers.

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Wes Hamilton has two pieces of

advice for anyone in business: “Do something you love doing and always keep your word.” To that he adds: “A genuine nature goes a long way with your customers.” He’s learned this from experience. Since the age of 17, after moving from Wilmington to Brunswick County, he’s helped his parents build Angler’s Marine into a successful business based on the guiding principle of doing everything possible to make your customers happy. Hamilton has practiced that philosophy since starting his first business in high school selling lollipops to his classmates. That entrepreneurial endeavor led to an even bigger adventure — a blue crab fishing business — while he was still in school. When most teens were still sleeping, Hamilton was up in the early hours setting and checking crab pots. Running his own business taught him the value of building lasting relationships with colleagues and customers. Though Hamilton is busy with the day-to-day operations of Angler’s Marine, he also runs a sportfishing team that fosters teamwork and supports the local economy. But his commitment to community extends beyond the water. Hamilton is a member of Highest Praise Church in Shallotte,

where he has volunteered for the last three years. When it comes to volunteering, Hamilton’s advice is the same when it comes to working: “Find something you love doing.” Since Hamilton grew up on the water — having a boat, going to fishing tournaments with his dad, spending time with his family at the beach — it’s not surprising that’s how he still enjoys his down time. He and his wife, Hannah, are happy to pass along their love of the outdoors to their three-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Isabella. “She’s a pistol,” he says. “She loves the water. I just got a little boat for her.” The tradition continues. Thankful that he gets to make a living doing what in he loves, in an area surrounded by a natural environment with people from all walks of life who appreciate his contributions, Hamilton says he is “honored to be a part of the other Future 10 leaders.” n

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How four local women came together to support pregnant and parenting teens with Samara’s Village. BY HEATHER LOWERY | PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK STEELMAN

Brunswick County residents Kathrine White, Jean-Marie Lee, Jaime Meirs and Donna Robey-Sullivan attended the same church but didn’t really know each other until 2015 when their pastor challenged each person in the congregation to find their passion. That’s when the four women learned they had something in common. White and Lee began walking together in the mornings. They shared their thoughts regarding their pastor’s challenge and they both expressed an eagerness to help adolescents. They began seeking information about how to form an organization to support teen parents. Someone directed them to speak with Robey-Sullivan, who has a

master’s degree in nonprofit management and a background in accounting. “We each independently decided that we had a passion for helping teens, and for me, it was female teen adolescents,” Robey-Sullivan says. Meirs, a former teen parent and a registered nurse of 15 years with seven years of experience in public health, also came on board. Along with White, who has a B.S. in organizational management and is a Navy Veteran, and Lee, who is a licensed clinical social worker, the credentials and experiences of the four women meshed into a recipe for success. Samara’s Village, a nonprofit

organization dedicated to offering teen pregnancy and parenting services, was on its way. “Kathrine was the visionary and the one who spearheaded the idea to start the organization,” Robey-Sullivan says. The group met to discuss particulars. Knowing that teen pregnancy was an issue in Brunswick County, they looked at what was available within the area to aid pregnant and parenting teens. They noticed that the current programs helped meet physical and educational needs only. The team wanted to create a service that worked in a holistic way, one that not only considered the individuals themselves but also the entire family unit. They wanted to help build the family support system in a nonjudgmental way. “We are seeing an increase in teens younger than 15 years old getting pregnant,” says Robey-Sullivan, “and we are here to prevent that. We want to empower, educate and support them so that they can be in control of their lives and grow into productive and responsible adults in Brunswick County.” Within three months, a surprisingly quick turnaround, the team was granted a 501(c)(3) from the IRS and was ready to go. The founders chose the name Samara’s Village because the name

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Samara’s Village volunteer Ann Newton provides childcare services when participants are on-site receiving education and counseling. Opposite: Staci Wood (Volunteer RN) demonstrates bottle feeding techniques to Brittany.

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means “under God’s protection.” They operate under the notion that it takes a village to raise a child, says Robey-Sullivan, the organization’s treasurer. Within its first year Samara’s Village received 23 referrals (either from teens themselves, family members or another county organization). Samara’s Village initially met each individual’s immediate needs and has since transitioned into offering so much more. The program is designed to be long-term and one in which teens can participate for up to four years. To nourish successful outcomes, each teen entering Samara’s Village is asked to set up educational, interpersonal and health goals. “We greet the client wherever she is at that time in life,” Robey-Sullivan says. The organization offers counseling, a 24/7 Dad program, prenatal education, teen childbirth classes, government referral assistance and a home visit program that is an evidence-based design proven to support the entire family as well as reduce repeat teen pregnancies, drop-outs and child abuse. Samara’s Village is currently phasing in added educational services and life-skills classes. Samara’s Village also has a new space where they can offer tutoring and educational support for teens. In this lounge the teens can access a computer for online high school classes and other 94

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Clockwise from top: Samara’s Village founder and treasurer Donna Robey-Sullivan in her office. Staci Wood, a volunteer RN, demonstrates diapering techniques to Grace. Volunteer Debbie Keener provides counseling services to Sarah.

needs in a welcoming, safe, comfortable and homey environment. “It is also a place where they can socialize and meet others like them,” Robey-Sullivan says. Samara’s Village is solely run from a large volunteer pool of professionals who donate their expertise and time. They are organized into teams such as home visitors, counselors, administrative workers, tutors and ambassadors. “The people in this community are

committed to loving these teens and to being role models without judgement,” Lee says. The founders have been amazed by the help they have received. “I’ve been energized by seeing the number of people in Brunswick County who are ready to stand up and support our organization,” Robey-Sullivan says. “We have great people here and they have inspired me.” 

Contact Samara’s Village Samara’s Village is at 1450 Fifty Lake Drive, Unit F, Southport, NC 28461. For more information or to learn how you can volunteer, donate or receive services, call (910) 294-0292, email contact@samarasvillage.org or visit samarasvillage.org.


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Southport Candle Co. & Bathworks

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eesa Snyder loves candles and she loves Southport, and she has found a way to bring those favorite things together with Southport Candle Co. & Bathworks. Snyder, who grew up on a farm in Ohio, moved to Southport 17 years ago and fell in love with the town immediately. “I tell people all the time it is the very closest thing you can get to Norman Rockwell,” she says. “It truly is a wonderful place to be.” Snyder has worked as a real estate broker since arriving in town, and at home, candles help her relax before or after a stressful day. “Candles have a way of transforming your day,” she says. “A flame and a fine fragrance have the power to help you relax and create a homey atmosphere.” Because she has a 9-year-old son and pets, Snyder uses only cleanburning candles in her home. “If you are a frequent candle burner like me you might have experienced black around the rim of a jar, on cabinets, drapes or walls,” she says. “There are several carcinogen compounds found in paraffin candles that create this dark soot that is dirty and unhealthy to breathe.” Part of Snyder’s reason for opening Southport Candle Co. was to provide a local place to buy the clean-burning candles that she uses. The shop sells only soy wax blend candles that are petro-carbon soot free and sustainable, including the popular LAFCO soy wax and essential oil candles. For all of the visitors, locals and people relocating to Southport, the store also offers luxurious products for home and body, all them with the goal bringing relaxation, peace and joy to the home.

“Most importantly I wanted a boutique that people could come to and know that what they leave with is safe for their home and body,” Snyder says. Southport Candle Co. and Bathworks: 715 N. Howe Street, Southport; (910) 363-4211; southportcandlecompany.com

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BSRI Celebrates 15 Years

BSRI staff, board of directors, and members of the BSRI volunteer team celebrated the 15 year anniversary of BSRI’s Incorporation. Jim Fish, President/CEO, delivered an overview of 15 years of tremendous growth in BSRI programs and services, growth in the number of BSRI facilities providing programs and services to seniors in Brunswick County communities, increase in staffing to deliver these vital programs and services, tremendous improvement in the meal program, and overall improvement in services and programs being provided for senior participants throughout the county. Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. remains committed to providing the programs and services that help keep our rapidly growing senior population healthy, happy, safe, independent and active in their own communities.

According to Mike Gildea, ORCA’s founding president, the charity has donated $23,500 to Hospice over the last six years. ORCA Treasurer Claudia Piccarelli noted that Hospice had already received an additional $13,500 from the charity predominantly through its Memorial Fund which was set up to provide residents with a way to memorialize loved ones by giving to local charities. The Ocean Ridge Charities Association — one of only three, neighborhood-based charities in Brunswick County — funds the work of Brunswick County non-profits that serve the residents in need. ORCA’s community contributions support a broad range of purposes including education and youth development, health care and human services, homelessness and hunger, seniors and veterans. Since its inception in 2010, ORCA has funded over 35 local charities and last year donated over $56,000 to support 23 of them. PHOTOGRAPHY: CONTRIBUTED

Shallotte Rotary Recognizes Dr. Susanne Adams as Paul Harris Fellow

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Orca Pledges Another $10K to Hospice

At a recent meeting of the Shallotte Rotary Club, Tom Adams with South Brunswick Islands Rotary pinned his wife, Dr. Susanne Adams, as a two time Paul Harris fellow. The Paul Harris Recognition program acknowledges individuals who contribute $1,000.00 or more to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. PHOTOGRAPHY: CONTRIBUTED

The Ocean Ridge Charities Association (ORCA) will earmark another $10,000 in charitable contributions for SECU Hospice House of Brunswick County as part of a multi-year agreement signed between the regional hospice organization and the ORCA Board of Directors. The pledge will be funded over the next five years at $2,000 annually and will underwrite services provided by Hospice that don’t qualify for reimbursement. 100

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Brunswick County Veterans Coalition The Department of North Carolina American Legion Post 543 has spearheaded an initiative to create a Brunswick County Veterans Coalition patterned after the New Hanover Veterans Coalition. The three goals of the organization are


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to speak with one voice to Brunswick County’s political leadership on issues affecting its veterans, to coordinate activities of its members, and to share information which may be of interest to the county’s veterans. The Coalition continues to grow with representatives from the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Veterans, and other veteran organizations. Currently, Chairman Gary Crowden is the only officer of the organization. Speakers have been invited to enlighten the Coalition members with information relating to veteran interests. Members of the Coalition volunteer the use of their facilities for meetings. Thus far, meetings have been conducted at American Legion and VFW Posts. The meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every other month and are limited to two hours. The first meeting was held on January 24. The meetings are very informal and no dues are collected. Coalition members are invited to bring their comments and concerns and all Brunswick County veteran organizations are invited to attend. The initial feedback from the participants has been very favorable. The next meeting will be held at the Holden Beach VFW on September 13 at 10 AM. The speakers will be addressing veteran burial benefits as well as Operation North State activities.

Brunswick 4-H Youth Attends NCACC Youth Summit Darshan Dave, MD, is welcoming new patients at New Hanover Medical Group

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were represented during this event. The event is sponsored and supported by the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners. PHOTOGRAPHY: CONTRIBUTED

Brenda Thompson with Valor into Purpose and Arianne Welker with Riley Power Group Speak at Shallotte Rotary Meeting

that were provided to teachers as door prizes. Brunswick County Schools’ Teacher Academy is a weeklong professional development program held at the beginning of August. The Teacher Academy is open to all teachers in the district and focuses on education, motivation and fellowship for teachers as they prepare for the school year. The week is dedicated to enhancing lesson plans, increasing communication throughout the school district and reviewing curriculum. The Brunswick County Association of REALTORS® (BCAR) is the local association level of the largest trade association in the nation, presently serving its members, which are comprised of REALTORS®, Appraisers and Affiliate Members. Chartered in 1959 by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), BCAR represents the interests of its members in southeastern North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina.

2017-2018 Harrison Taylor College Scholarship Recipients The Harrison Taylor Scholarship fund is named in memory of Harrison Taylor, a graduate of The First Tee of Brunswick County youth development program, who tragically passed away in 2016. This year’s recipients were Jackson Pickard and Bailey Pettitt. Arianne Welker, payroll and accounts manager with Riley Power Group and Brenda Thompson, education and training director with Valor into Purpose, the non-profit, training arm of Riley Power Group, recently spoke at a meeting of the Shallotte Rotary Club. Welker related that Riley Power Group was founded in 2013 and partners with companies in a number of states to provide top level welders for projects. Thompson explained that Valor into Purpose provides a 16 week welding training program. The training is designed for transitioning service members, veterans, and the community at large. Local workforce boards with help defray some of the cost for qualified students, and veterans can utilize their GI bill to pay for the training. PHOTOGRAPHY: CONTRIBUTED

Brunswick County Association of REALTORS® Supports 2017 Teacher Academy The Brunswick County Association of REALTORS® stepped up to support local teachers by assisting the Brunswick County School System with its first-in-thestate Teacher Academy. BCAR donated multiple gift cards

Jackson Pickard is a rising Junior at Mount Olive University, in Mount Olive, NC. Jackson is majoring in Agricultural Production Systems with a minor in Outreach and Extension Education. Jackson has been a participant with The First Tee of Brunswick County for six years and was a member of the Men’s Golf Team at West Brunswick High School. Bailey Pettitt is an incoming freshman and is attending East Carolina University, in Greenville, NC and plans to major in nursing. Bailey has been a The First Tee of Brunswick County participant for five years and was a member of the Women’s Golf Team at West Brunswick High School. Congratulations to both Bailey and Jackson for their hard Fall 2017

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work and perseverance with The First Tee of Brunswick County youth development program.

Past Commander Presented With Memory Book

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Local Chamber Board Hits the Ground Running in the New Year

Tim Tippett, 2017/2018 President called to order a meeting of the Board of Directors for the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is a non-profit membership organization comprised of business leaders, organizations and individuals who join in a common purpose of improving the business environment in the Southport-Oak Island area. The Board of Directors are volunteers who are elected from the membership of the nonprofit organization to determine the policies, programs and activities of the Chamber. The Chamber offers its members many benefits including networking activities such as Business Connections, Business Networking After Hours and Coffee with the Girls; advertising and marketing opportunities such as the Faces of Commerce Video Series and Southport-Oak Island area street map; and quarterly educational roundtables at Out of the Box. The Chamber also organizes popular public events such as the US Open King Mackerel Tournament, Christmas Gift Show, Christmas by the Sea Parade, Coastal Consumer Showcase, Cash Mob and a new event for October 2018 -Forks, Corks & Kegs Restaurant Week. Membership in the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce is open to businesses, organizations and entrepreneurs who trade in the Chamber’s service area which includes Bolivia, Bald Head Island, Boiling Spring Lakes, Caswell Beach, Oak Island, St. James, Southport and Sunset Harbor.

Gary Crowden, outgoing post Commander of the Richard H. Stewart, Jr. American Legion Post 543, was honored at the July 26 meeting for his stalwart and dedicated service to the post. Crowden served both as Adjutant and Commander. His commitment and leadership skills led the post to a record number of members and record donations to veteran’s affairs, national security, Americanism, and children and youth. His storied career as a U.S. Army combat infantry officer earned him many awards, including a group Nobel Peace Prize for his service in peace keeping missions. Crowden was also featured in a full page article in the American Legion magazine, together with a video on the American Legion website. His service to the post and to our country is an example of excellence for all of us to follow. PHOTOGRAPHY: CONTRIBUTED

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Christmas in July Book Bag Program Brunswick Family Assistance Agency (BFA) hosted its annual Christmas in July Book Bag Program this summer to gather supplies for local schoolchildren. This program provides more than 300 Brunswick County children with a book bag that includes all of the required school supplies for their grade level. Also included in the book bag are a new outfit and a new pair of shoes for back to school. The program is supported through an “angel tree”-style tag distribution in which local residents, service clubs and businesses took tags to sponsor the children enrolled in the program. This program is designed to help raise awareness of poverty in Brunswick County and to encourage people to volunteer or provide financial support for this or some of BFA’s many other programs that support low-income folks in the county. Book bags were distributed in Leland on August 15 and in Shallotte on August 21. PHOTOGRAPHY: CONTRIBUTED

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NC Oyster Festival October 21 & 22

The 37th annual NC Oyster Festival is just around the corner. As always, the festival’s highlight is the food, and there is a great variety for every palate, including oysters, seafood, barbecue, pizza, crab cakes, desserts and specialty beverages. Festival goers will also enjoy live music and entertainment, arts and crafts, children’s activities, a shag competition, an oyster eating contest, the oyster stew cookoff and an oyster shucking contest. Bring your chairs for lawn seating

and enjoy the entertainment lineup featuring popular beach bands, cover bands and everything in between. Saturday’s performers will be Chocolate Chip & Company, Trey Calloway and The Tim Clark Band. Sunday will bring Blackwater Rhythm & Blues Band and The Embers. Among the many vendor offerings will be handmade furniture, stained glass, wood carvings, sculpture, pottery, leather goods and jewelry.

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WHEN: Saturday, October 21, 9 am to 6 pm; Sunday, October 22, 10 am to 5 pm WHERE: 8 E. Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach, next to the Museum of Coastal Carolina COST: $5, free for ages 12 and younger

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Communities in Schools Benefit Gala November 2

Tickets are now on sale for the 16th annual Communities in Schools Supporting Student Success Benefit Gala. This year’s black-tie-optional event will be held at 6 pm at Sea Trail Resort and Conference Center in Sunset Beach. WECT News Anchor Jon Evans will host the event, which includes a decadent tasting of gourmet foods provided by Brunswick County’s finest restaurants. There are also live and silent auctions, a 50/50 raffle and entertainment by the Blackwater Rhythm and Blues Band from Clarkton, N.C. Platform sponsor Cygnus Technologies and major sponsor Duke Energy, along with many restaurants that have already agreed to partner in the event, help support CIS’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. CIS of Brunswick County’s Supporting Student Success Gala celebrates the community coming together to support and empower student success.

WANT TO GO? WHEN: Thursday, November 2, 6 pm WHERE: Sea Trail Resort and Conference Center, 200 Royal Poste Road, Sunset Beach COST: $125 per person INFO: cisbrunswick.org

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SHALLOTTE INLET TIDE CHART

October November December High Tide

D a t e

AM Time (EST)

1

5:06 am

2

5:56 am

3

Low Tide

PM

Height (ft)

Time (EST)

AM

PM

Height Time Height Time Height (ft) (EST) (ft) (EST) (ft)

D a t e

High Tide

AM

Time (EST)

Low Tide

PM

Height (ft)

Time (EST)

AM

PM

Height Time Height Time Height (ft) (EST) (ft) (EST) (ft)

D a t e

High Tide

AM

Low Tide

PM

Time (EST)

Height (ft)

Time (EST)

AM

PM

Height Time Height Time Height (ft) (EST) (ft) (EST) (ft)

4.3

5:41 pm

5.0

11:41 am

-0.5

1

6:09 am

5.1

6:37 pm

5.2

12:19 am

0.4 12:49 pm 0.5

1

5:30 am

5.5

5:57 pm

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4.6

6:28 pm

5.2

12:14 am 0.9 12:31 pm 0.8

2

6:58 am

5.5

7:25 pm

5.4

1:04 am

0.0

1:38 pm

0.2

2

6:22 am

5.9

6:50 pm

5.2

12:21 am -0.7

1:07 pm

-0.4

6:43 am

4.9

7:12 pm

5.4 12:58 am 0.6

1:18 pm

0.5

3

7:45 am

5.9

8:12 pm

5.5

1:50 am

-0.3 2:27 pm

-0.1

3

7:13 am

6.2

7:41 pm

5.2

1:12 am

-1.0

1:59 pm

-0.6

1.1

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---

5.0 12:15 pm -0.1

4

7:28 am

5.3

7:56 pm

5.6

1:41 am

0.3

2:04 pm

0.3

4

8:33 am

6.2

9:00 pm

5.5

2:36 am

-0.5

3:17 pm

-0.3

4

8:04 am

6.3

8:33 pm

5.2

2:03 am

-1.1

2:52 pm

-0.7

5

8:12 am

5.6

8:38 pm

5.7

2:23 am

0.0

2:50 pm

0.1

5

8:21 am

6.3

8:49 pm

5.4

1:24 am

-0.7

3:07 pm

-0.3

5

8:56 am

6.3

9:27 pm

5.1

2:55 am

-1.1

3:45 pm

-0.7

6

8:55 am

5.9

9:22 pm

5.7

3:05 am

-0.2 3:36 pm

0.0

6

9:11 am

6.3

9:43 pm

5.2

3:13 am

-0.6 3:59 pm

-0.2

6

9:51 am

6.1

10:26 pm

4.9

3:49 am

-1.0

4:38 pm

-0.5

7

9:41 am

6.0

10:09 pm

5.5

3:49 am

-0.3 4:24 pm

0.0

7

10:06 am

6.1

10:41 pm

5.0

4:04 am

-0.5 4:53 pm

-0.1

7

10:49 am

5.7

11:29 pm

4.7

4:43 am

-0.7

5:33 pm

-0.3 -0.1

8

10:29 am

6.0

10:59 pm

5.3

4:35 am

-0.3 5:14 pm

0.1

8

11:05 am

5.9

11:45 pm

4.8

4:58 am

-0.3 5:50 pm

0.2

8

11:51 am

5.4

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---

5:40 am

-0.4

6:31 pm

9

11:22 am

5.9

11:56 pm

5.1

5:23 am

-0.2 6:06 pm

0.3

9

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---

12:09 pm

5.6

5:56 am

-0.0 6:52 pm

0.4

9

12:34 am

4.7

12:53 pm

5.1

6:41 am

-0.0

7:32 pm

0.1

10

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---

12:21 pm

5.8

6:14 am

-0.0 7:03 pm

0.5

10 12:52 am

4.7

1:14 pm

5.4

6:59 am

0.3

7:58 pm

0.5

10

1:37 am

4.6

1:53 pm

4.8

7:47 am

0.3

8:35 pm

0.2

9:07 pm

0.4

9:36 pm

0.2

11 12:59 am

4.9

1:25 pm

5.7

7:10 am

0.2

8:06 pm

0.7

11

1:56 am

4.8

2:16 pm

5.2

8:08 am

0.5

0.5

11

2:37 am

4.6

2:49 pm

4.6

8:57 am

12

2:04 am

4.8

2:29 pm

5.6

8:12 am

0.4

9:16 pm

0.8

12

2:58 am

4.8

3:15 pm

5.1

9:19 am

0.5 10:08 pm 0.4

12

3:34 am

4.7

3:44 pm

4.4

10:03 am 0.5 10:31 pm 0.2

9:22 am

13

3:09 am

4.8

3:33 pm

5.5

0.5 10:27 pm 0.8

13

3:57 am

5.0

4:12 pm

5.0

10:24 am

0.5 11:01 pm 0.3

13

4:28 am

4.8

4:37 pm

4.3

11:00 am

0.4

11:18 pm

0.1

14

4:12 am

4.9

4:34 pm

5.5 10:33 am 0.5 11:30 pm 0.6

14

4:52 am

5.1

5:05 pm

4.9

11:21 am

0.4 11:47 pm

0.2

14

5:18 am

4.9

5:27 pm

4.2

11:49 am

0.4

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---

15

5:12 am

5.0

5:33 pm

5.4

---

15

5:43 am

5.3

5:54 pm

4.8

---

---

0.3

15

6:05 am

5.0

6:12 pm

4.2

12:00 am

0.1

16

6:10 am

5.2

6:28 pm

5.4 12:24 am 0.4 12:36 pm 0.3

16

6:29 am

5.4

6:38 pm

4.8

12:28 am

0.1 12:55 pm 0.3

16

6:46 am

5.0

6:54 pm

4.2

12:40 am

0.0

1:14 pm

0.2

17

7:03 am

5.5

7:18 pm

5.4

1:12 am

0.2

1:27 pm

0.2

17

7:11 am

5.5

7:19 pm

4.7

1:07 am

0.1

1:37 pm

0.2

17

7:25 am

5.1

7:33 pm

4.2

1:18 am

-0.0

1:53 pm

0.1

18

7:50 am

5.6

8:03 pm

5.4

1:55 am

0.1

2:14 pm

0.1

18

7:49 am

5.5

7:57 pm

4.6

1:45 am

0.1

2:17 pm

0.3

18

8:02 am

5.1

8:10 pm

4.2

1:56 am

-0.0

2:32 pm

0.1

19

8:34 am

5.7

8:44 pm

5.3

2:35 am

0.1

2:58 pm

0.2

19

8:26 am

5.4

8:34 pm

4.5

2:21 am

0.2

2:55 pm

0.3

19

8:38 am

5.0

8:46 pm

4.1

2:33 am

0.0

3:10 pm

0.1

20

9:14 am

5.7

9:23 pm

5.1

3:14 am

0.2

3:40 pm

0.3

20

9:03 am

5.3

9:11 pm

4.3

2:58 am

0.3

3:34 pm

0.4

20

9:15 am

4.9

9:22 pm

4.0

3:11 am

0.1

3:48 pm

0.2

21

11:38 am 0.4

---

12:11 pm

12:33 pm 0.3

9:53 am

5.6

10:01 pm

4.9

3:51 am

0.3

4:20 pm

0.4

21

9:41 am

5.1

9:50 pm

4.1

3:35 am

0.5

4:13 pm

0.5

21

9:53 am

4.8

10:01 pm

3.8

3:49 am

0.2

4:26 pm

0.2

22 10:32 am

5.4

10:41 pm

4.6

4:28 am

0.5

5:00 pm

0.6

22 10:22 am

4.9

10:32 pm

4.0

4:14 am

0.6

4:53 pm

0.7

22 10:33 am

4.6

10:43 pm

3.8

4:28 am

0.3

5:05 pm

0.3

23 11:13 am

5.2

11:22 pm

4.4

5:05 am

0.7

5:40 pm

0.8

23 11:07 am

4.7

11:18 pm

3.8

4:53 am

0.8

5:34 pm

0.8

23 11:17 am

4.4

11:31 pm

3.8

5:08 am

0.5

5:45 pm

0.4

24 11:58 am

5.0

---

---

5:44 am

0.9

6:22 pm

1.0

24 11:55 am

4.6

---

---

5:35 am

1.0

6:18 pm

0.9

24

---

12:04 pm

4.3

5:51 am

0.6

6:28 pm

0.4

---

25 12:08 am

4.2

12:46 pm

4.8

6:24 am

1.1

7:06 pm

1.2

25 12:10 am

3.8

12:45 pm

4.5

6:22 am

1.1

7:06 pm

0.9

25 12:23 am

3.8

12:54 pm

4.2

6:40 am

0.7

7:15 pm

0.3

26 12:59 am

4.0

1:38 pm

4.7

7:09 am

1.3

7:55 pm

1.3

26

3.9

1:36 pm

4.5

7:16 am

1.1

7:58 pm

0.9

26

1:17 am

4.0

1:47 pm

4.2

7:38 am

0.7

8:09 pm

0.2

9:07 pm

-0.0

1:03 am

27

1:52 am

3.9

2:29 pm

4.6

7:59 am

1.4

8:49 pm

1.4

27

1:56 am

4.0

2:26 pm

4.5

8:18 am

1.1

8:53 pm

0.7

27

2:13 am

4.3

2:41 pm

4.3

8:44 am

0.7

28

2:45 am

4.0

3:20 pm

4.7

8:58 am

1.4

9:46 pm

1.3

28

2:49 am

4.3

3:18 pm

4.6

9:23 am

0.9

9:48 pm

0.4

28

3:09 am

4.6

3:38 pm

4.3

9:52 am

0.4 10:05 pm -0.3

29

3:36 am

4.1

4:09 pm

4.8 10:02 am 1.3 10:41 pm 1.1

29

3:43 am

4.7

4:11 pm

4.7

10:24 am

0.7 10:40 pm 0.0

29

4:07 am

5.0

4:36 pm

4.5

10:56 am

0.1

30

4:28 am

4.4

4:59 pm

4.9

11:03 am

30

4:36 am

5.1

5:04 pm

4.9

11:21 am

0.3 11:31 pm -0.4

30

5:05 am

5.3

5:34 pm

4.6

11:54 am -0.3 11:58 pm -1.0

31

5:19 am

4.7

5:48 pm

5.1

11:58 am 0.8

31

6:02 am

5.7

6:31 pm

4.8

1.1 11:32 pm 0.7 ---

---

---

---

11:03 pm -0.6 12:50 pm -0.6

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

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ADVERTISERS INDEX Advertiser

Phone# Page#

Advertiser

Phone# Page#

Allstate – R&R Insurance Services, Inc.................. 910-754-6596 26

Genie Leigh Photography........................................... 910-470-0456 48

Angelo’s Pizzeria and Bistro........................................910-754-2334 96

Go Chicken Coop.............................................................. 910-599-4259 96

Arbor Landing at Ocean Isle...................................... 910-754-8080 14

Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes and Fries........................... 910-371-6700 58

Art Catering & Events................................................... 910-755-6642 106

Intracoastal Realty Corporation................................910-258-4503 IBC

Austin Oral Surgery........................................................910-769-1605 61

Island Classic Interiors...................................................910-579-8477 12

Bill Clark Homes................................................................910-575-2933 36

Islands Art and Books.....................................................910-579-7757 106

Bell & Bell Buick GMC.................................................... 843-399-8300 61

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

BenchMark Physical Therapy.....................................910-399-4039 104

Josh London, State Farm Agent................................ 910-383-1303 38

Blue Heron Gallery..........................................................910-575-5088 91

Kristin Dowdy, State Farm Agent............................ 910-754-9923 38

BlueWave Dentistry........................................................ 910-383-2615 15

Legacy Homes by Bill Clark.......................................... 910-363-1682 37

Body Edge Fitness Solutions......................................910-575-0975 102

Logan Homes................................................................... 800-761-4707 41

Boundary House.............................................................. 910-579-8888 6

Luxe Home Interiors.......................................................910-371-0464 108

Braddock Built Renovations........................................ 910-754-9635 110

McLeod Seacoast........................................................... 843-390-8100 67

Brick Landing Plantation...............................................910-754-2745 110

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

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

NHRMC Physicians Group New Hanover Medical Group................................... 910-622-6000 101

62, 90

28, 29

95, BC

Brunswick County Dept. of Social Services........... 910-253-2112 38 Novant Health....................................................................910-579-8363

7, 17, 43

Brunswick Forest............................................................. 888-371-2434 19 Ocean Isle Family Dentistry........................................ 910-579-6999 12 Brunswick Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery............910-269-2420 27 Permanent Makeup by Theresa................................. 910-232-1001 48 Callahan’s of Calabash...................................................800-344-3816 20 Pope Real Estate............................................................... 910-619-7673 106 Carolinas Oral and Facial Surgery............................. 910-762-2618 108 Purple Onion Café............................................................910-755-6071 106 Christian Viera Photogrphy....................................... 803-609-8190 91 RJB Tax Associates........................................................ 910-338-3001 104 Clark’s Seafood and Chop House.............................. 843-399-8888 9 Sea Island Trading Co....................................................843-273-0248 34 Coastal Craft Beverage Company............................ 910-575-4458 41 Seaside United Methodist Church............................910-579-5753 48 Coastal Insurance............................................................ 910-754-4326 55 Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q............................... 910-754-5522 IFC Coastal Integrative Health.......................................... 910-755-5400 44 Southport Candle Co. & Bathworks........................... 910-363-4211

91, 97

Coastal Wine Room..........................................................910-393-2125 96 Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber....................800-457-6964 102 Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage.................. 910-954-6782 24 Studios at the Livery...................................................................................................110 CommWell Health........................................................... 877-935-5255 98 Sunset Dental................................................................... 910-575-6300

4, 5

Crow Creek.......................................................................910-409-8590 23 Tides at Calabash.............................................................910-579-8433 97 Cucalorus............................................................................... ……………………......................91 Time 2 Remember Photography...............................910-253-7428 108 Douglas Diamond Jewelers........................................ 910-755-5546 3 Trusst Builder Group..................................................... 910-371-0304 13 EmergeOrtho................................................................... 910-332-3800 11 Ultimate Burial & Vault................................................. 877-828-5826 58 Farm Bureau Insurance - Shallotte............................910-754-8175 52 Winds Resort Beach Club............................................ 800-334-3581 104 Farm Bureau Insurance - Southport....................... 910-457-9559 102 Foster Insurance.............................................................. 910-755-5100 106

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When taking advantage of today’s robust market to sell your home, you need a professional on your side who knows how to price your home competitively, market it to potential buyers, and ultimately get it SOLD. Contact an Intracoastal Realty agent today to find out what your home might sell for in today’s market.

Company #2 $463,020,305

$588,001,402

Company #3 $122,342,874

Company #4 $122,028,731

Company #5 $110,227,769

Data Source: NCRMLS, New Hanover & Brunswick Existing Homes, 250+K, 9/15/16-9/15/17

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Passion Renewed When avid surfer Barbara experienced a major heart attack, NHRMC cardiologists placed a stent to open a completely blocked artery. Now she’s back in the water doing what she loves. Visit nhrmc.org/heart, or call 910.667.7773 to learn more about NHRMC’s award-winning cardiac program.