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The Intersection of Faith and Fund-Raising Meet Terry Mohr, BCC Foundation’s New Executive Director
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The Weight of the Unknown Why Foster Care is So Important
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Snippets of the Local Scene By Molly Harrison
Southport and St. James Celebrate Their Safe Haven By Carolyn Bowers
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The Regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Most Comprehensive Orthopaedic Care
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Spring 2013 Atlantic Orthopedics & Wilmington Orthopaedic Group are now OrthoWilmington.
One Practice... OrthoWilmington provides patients a range of orthopaedic specialties unmatched in the region. Through our unparalleled medical team of 18 physicians, we offer fellowship-trained and board-certified experts in a variety of sub-specialties, plus an extended staff of physician assistants, therapists and clinical support staff. All with one goal: to help you move better and live better.
SPORTS MEDICINE From training elite professional and collegiate athletes to treating the weekend warrior who wants to continue running, swimming or playing tennis, we are a leading sports medicine specialist. OrthoWilmington’s comprehensive sports medicine care includes both surgical and nonsurgical treatment. When surgery is indicated for a sports injury, we offer both traditional and arthroscopic procedures, and are a recognized leader in many newly developed surgical techniques that are much less invasive than traditional approaches, allowing patients to recover and resume activity much sooner.
Our practice includes the only orthopaedic trauma specialist in coastal North Carolina. Specialized treatment includes long bone fractures, complex fractures (including pelvic fractures), and post traumatic reconstruction of bones that did not properly heal after initial treatment.This expertise allows orthopaedic trauma patients to receive their care locally at New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s Level II Trauma Center.
HIP & KNEE JOINT REPLACEMENT Joint replacement is highly effective at easing a patient’s chronic pain from arthritis and other conditions, as well as improving range of motion, often helping people regain their independence and ability to live a fuller life. Hip and knee are, by far, the most common types of joint replacement. Our specialists are highly experienced in joint reconstruction and revision, performing over 1,500 hip and knee procedures each year, making OrthoWilmington one of the most experienced joint teams in the region.
FOOT & ANKLE OrthoWilmington’s fellowship-trained foot and ankle specialist is the only physician in the area offering total ankle replacement surgery. The practice has the training and experience to properly diagnose and treat the many conditions, including osteoarthritis, and various injuries that can affect the foot and ankle—and therefore a patient’s independence.
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A Whole Body of Knowledge. PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION
• Advanced imaging with an ACR-accredited MRI • AccessOrtho, a walk-in medical clinic that enables patients to receive immediate treatment from an orthopaedic specialist
OrthoWilmington’s medical team includes physicians who are fellowship trained in hand, upper extremity and microvascular surgeries, as well as total joint replacement of the shoulder. These advanced skills place them among the region’s leading specialists in hand and upper extremity care.
In addition to exceptional surgical and non-surgical orthopaedic care, OrthoWilmington provides patients an extraordinary level of compassion and convenience through:
• Physical and occupational therapy in four of our ﬁve locations
Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), is a medical specialty concerned with restoring functional ability and quality of life to people with musculoskeletal injuries and pain syndromes. An important complement to orthopaedic care, PM&R focuses on non-surgical solutions to injuries of muscles, bones, tissues and the nervous system (brain or spinal cord). OrthoWilmington also offers pain management treatments, including Interventional Spine procedures that use injections rather than surgery for painful conditions of the neck and back.
HAND & UPPER EXTREMITY
Using a multidisciplinary spine center approach, OrthoWilmington provides an advanced level of care for patients with many types of neck and back conditions. Our spine experts are committed to exhausting all non-surgical treatment options before considering spine surgery. From simple muscle strains to painful herniated discs to degenerative disc disease, our spine team offers a range of conservative treatment options and the latest advancements in spine care. If surgery is unavoidable, our spine surgeons make use of the latest minimally invasive techniques.
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Comprehensive therapeutic care Keeping our local teams at the top of their game
Move Better. Live Better. Official Team Physicians for:
An Extraordinary Level of Experience & Expertise. The 18 physicians of OrthoWilmington are board-certified and/or fellowship-trained in specific specialty areas of orthopaedics, as well as PM&R (physical medicine and rehabilitation). Fellowship training represents the highest level of orthopaedic medical training in the United States, and indicates an additional year of training in a specific sub-specialty.
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OrthoWilmington takes pride in supporting the many communities we serve. We enthusiastically support Girls On The Run and Stride, organizations that promote physical fitness and positive character development in school-aged children, as well as serving as team physicians for many area professional, collegiate and high school athletic teams.
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Left: Just another day at work for SBM Publisher Justin Williams.
Why I Love My Job My favorite thing about producing South Brunswick Magazine for our community is the variety of people I meet every day. One day I’m on a sales meeting with a business owner and the next I’m sitting down with a writer or a photographer to discuss creative ways to get messages across in words and pictures. The next day I can be out by the water attending a photo shoot with the subject of a story. Interacting with the diversity of people from all different ways of life is what makes this job so fun and exciting. To tell people’s stories in words and pictures is quite rewarding. In this issue Keith Ketchum and I went on a photo shoot with Chad McCumbee (read more about him on page 44). A lot of locals already know Chad because he’s a well-known race car driver. It was a fun shoot for us, and it helped that Chad is a very easy going guy. He allowed me to get in the car and take it out for a spin — just kidding, I only sat in the car, but even just sitting there behind the wheel was fun. Honestly, it was a
very interesting perspective. I have no idea how in the world he sits in that small, confined space for three or more hours. It is super tight in that seat! I think I was nervous just sitting in it (as you can see in the photo above). I hope you enjoy this issue. We have some other great stories as well, from the excitement over the “Safe Haven” movie release to a feature on the new executive director of the Brunswick Community College Foundation to the importance of finding foster families in this area. People are doing a lot of great things in Brunswick County, and we love sharing their stories with you.
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I’m a dedicated surfer / shower singer / bad ‘90s cover-song guitar player (to my poor wife) / Peter Pan wanna be (who doesn’t want to stay young and fly?). I have spells of OCD when it comes to a clean house, organization, exercise & feng shui. I’m addicted to Coke (the drink) and have pizza at least once a week. I’m a movie addict: dark fairy tales and thrillers (Perfume, Pan’s Labyrinth, Let the Right One In) are my favorite, but I feel nostalgic about the classics (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Ghostbusters, Never Ending
Story). I wish I had time to read a book.
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I’m a native North Carolinian who has been pulled toward the water ever since I left my hometown of
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Burlington at age 18. I graduated from East Carolina University, moved directly to Nags Head and have never considered leaving. After working for newspapers and a national travel guide series, I jumped into the freelance life, and I’ve been working in my dream job as a freelance writer and editor for the last 17 years. I’ve worked with North Brunswick Magazine and South Brunswick Magazine since their beginnings, and though I don’t live in Brunswick County, I feel like I really know it after reading about the area for the last eight years. When I’m not working, I am practicing or teaching yoga or doing something outside — running half-marathons, swimming in the ocean, paddleboarding on the sound, gardening with my husband or trying to keep up with my two kids.
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I was born in San Diego, California, but moved to Wilmington 15 years ago to attend UNCW, where I quickly realized that this “California girl” was better suited in the Carolinas. I met my very-Southern now-husband in college, graduated from school and landed a career that I enjoyed. As a marketing manager for years, I fell in love with all-things-creative. But the birth of my daughter a few years later immediately turned my priority to parenting. Now a work-from-home mom, I have perfected the fine
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skill of focus. Typing while my toddler colors on my toes? Easy. And a dream come true.
I started working with NBM during my time as a marketing manager for a local real estate sales firm. I became very familiar with the magazine as I was constantly looking for ideal places for my clients to advertise. When I went out on my own as a marketing contractor, I knew that one of the things I wanted to do was write for quality publications. So NBM was the first magazine I contacted. I started writing for NBM, then added writing for SBM to the mix, then began helping with editing and selling. The magazines have been a fun blessing to my very busy life as a marketing mom!
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South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club Celebrates 25 Years South Brunswick Islands (SBI) Rotary Club held its 25th Silver Anniversary celebration on Thursday, February 21 at the Brunswick Community College South Brunswick Islands Center. More than 150 club members and guests attended the celebration, which included dinner and music as well as a keynote presentation by Carol King, a Rotary International Distinguished Club President from Asheville. The Master of Ceremonies was John T. Capps, a past district governor and Rotary International Sergeant-at-Arms. The evening began with the presentation of a gavel from Jim Hundley, past president of the Wilmington Rotary Club, to Dan Lynes, SBI president. The Wilmington club sponsored and helped found South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club, and Hundley attended its Charter Night Celebration and first induction of officers on February 19, 1988. Hundley presented a new gavel to SBI club president Dan Lynes to celebrate the next 25 years of service.
South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club Inducts Four New Members South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club recently inducted four new members to its organization. Brenda Testerman, a retiree of the Department of Defense, was sponsored by John Mohr. Testerman lives in Ocean Isle Beach with her husband, Don. Jay Hill, a lawyer with the Bellamy Law Firm, was sponsored by Gary Younts. Hill lives in Whiteville with his wife, Tracy. Tony Carico, membership director for the South Brunswick Chamber of Commerce, was sponsored by Dan Lynes. Carico lives in Calabash with his wife, Amy. Currie Batchelor, purchasing manager for BEMC, was sponsored by Pat Kane. Batchelor lives in Ocean Isle Beach with his wife, Pam. The induction ceremony was performed by James Payne, past membership chair, with assistance from President Dan Lynes. Pictured left to right: SBI president Dan Lynes, Brenda Testerman, Jay Hill, Tony Carico, Currie Batchelor and James Payne.
Spring Good Neighbor Award Breakfast Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with South Brunswick Middle School and sponsored by Dosher Memorial Hospital held the Spring Good Neighbor Award Breakfast on Friday, March 15. The recipients’ parents were in attendance as the SBMS teachers recognized 27 students for their positive work ethic and all around citizenship. Denny Marcin, former New York Jets defense coordinator, was the keynote speaker at the event. Marcin stressed the importance of being charitable and encouraged the students to continue giving back throughout their lives. The Good Neighbor Award Recipients were as follows: Ana Botello, Alyssah Clagg, Hailey Clemmons, Lilian Cover, Jarod Davis, Dane De Los Reyes, Hogan Disbrow, Hillary Dreyer, Lauren Figley, Audrey Ford-Brown, Vincent Fuller, Brittany Gordon, Hannah Helms, Logan Ingram, Allison Jones, Jesse Narron, Mary Porter, Lanie Prevatte, Dawson Sexton, Ryan Shallcross, Andrew Simpson, Isaiah Turner, Brandon Vaught, Savannah Vermuelen, Alexandra Welch, Mckenzie White and Robert Woody.
ATMC Raises Money for United Way ATMC recently completed its annual United Way Campaign and raised more than $26,900 to help local residents in need. Fundraising activities included an employee giving campaign and a silent auction featuring several items and gift certificates from numerous local merchants. “This is another campaign record, and we are proud of our staff for giving back so generously to our community,” says Allen Russ, ATMC CEO/general manager. “Our employees believe in making our local community our top priority. We’ve seen first-hand many, many times the positive impact the United Way has made to those in need. We are grateful to be able to support them in their efforts.” Money raised during the 2012 campaign will be used for funds dispersed in 2013 for a wide scope of community, health, human services and educational needs throughout the region. ATMC and its employees have contributed approximately $250,000 to United Way in the last 10 years. Pictured left to right: front row – Leanne Strawn (CFAUW), Allen Russ, Chris Nelson (CFAUW executive director) and Shannon McCall; back row – Kelwin Ferguson, Jennifer Gause, Sonja Hewett and Mike Marsalone. Spring 2013
Pilot Club of South Brunswick Islands Presents Check to Brunswick County Parks and Recreation The Pilot Club of South Brunswick Islands recently had the pleasure of presenting a check for $1,300 to Brunswick County Parks and Recreation to help them purchase two handicappedaccessible swings. The Pilot Club of South Brunswick Islands works to improve the lives of those affected by brain-related disorders, such as Alzheimer’s, dementia and autism. “The club formed a committee to address different issues in the county and find out ideas of what projects would be helpful,” says Jordan Anderson. “We choose five organizations throughout the county to donate to, and adding swings to the public parks seemed like a perfect fit because it would impact a lot of people in the area.” The Pilot Club chose Lockwood Folly Park in Supply and the Northwest Park in Leland as their project parks. Pictured left to right: Pam Johnson, Jordan Anderson, Jim Pryor and Connie Milliken.
Calabash Elks Lodge Donates to Veterans Program and Canine Angels Contributed Photo The Calabash Elks Lodge Veterans Affairs Committee recently donated $1,000 to the Veterans Welcome Home and Resource Center in Little River. This organization helps veterans readjust to civilian life by assisting in job placement, treatment for PTSD, housing needs and other veteran related requirements.
The Calabash Elks Veterans Affairs Committee also donated $500 to Canine Angels, Inc. Canine Angels is a nonprofit charity that trains and donates dogs to eligible veterans at no charge. Dogs are trained to assist owners with physical as well as psychological impairments. Pictured left to right: Austin Sammon, Elks Veterans Affairs member, and Rick Kaplan, president of Canine Angels, Inc. 22
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Ocean Ridge Charities Closes Out Record Year Ocean Ridge Charities Association (ORCA) recently awarded more than $3,000 in small charitable grants to a number of Brunswick County nonprofits to close out another record year of charitable fund-raising within its community. The awards were divided up among eight county nonprofits: Providence Home, Wave 4 Kids, Boys & Girls Homes of NC, Habitat for Humanity, Museum of Coastal Carolina, NC Coastal Land Trust, Cape Fear Red Cross and Streetreach. In addition to these contributions, ORCA donated another $24,000 in 2012 to other county charities including the following: • $10,000 for the construction of the new SECU Hospice House • $8,550 to the New Hope Clinic for medical equipment, upgraded computer technology and medications • $4,000 for the Communities In Schools drop-out prevention program at Shallotte Middle School • $1,800 to Brunswick Senior Resources for a cold-storage trailer for their Meals On Wheels program In all, ORCA raised more than $20,000 last year from the Ocean Ridge community, home to more 550 full-time households.
Student of the Month Honored by Shallotte Rotary Club At a recent Shallotte Rotary Club meeting, Payton Roberts was honored as Student of the Month for her performance as an athlete on the Shallotte Middle School basketball team. Contributed Photo Congratulations also go out to Payton’s parents for their support and guidance. Brian McCall, Rotarian, presented Payton with a gift from Planet Fun. Shallotte Rotary Club meets at Planet Fun on Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. Visitors are always welcome. Please visit the organization’s website at www.shallotterotaryclub.com for more information. Pictured left to right: Stacy Roberts, Payton Roberts, Tom Roberts and Brian McCall.
South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club Recognizes Tony Carico Tony Carico of Calabash was recently recognized by South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club as a Paul Harris Fellow. As part of the recognition he received a gold pin, a certificate from Rotary International and a medallion. The Paul Harris Fellow is recognition by Rotary of a member’s contribution to The Rotary Foundation. Rotary district governor Don Adkins presented the honor to Carico. For more information about South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club visit their website at www.sbirotary.org or check visit www.facebook.com/sbirotary to connect with them on Facebook. Pictured left to right: Rotary District Governor Don Adkins and Tony Carico.
WBHS Students Advance in Rotary against Drugs Speech Contest Three young students from West Brunswick High School gave speeches to members of South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club as part of a “Rotary against Drugs” speech contest, which is taking place across the state. The three students — Dante Jenrette, a member of the DECA club, and Allison Brown and Katie King, both members of the Interact Club — each gave a 6-minute speech to SBI Rotary Club members. Each contestant was evaluated on delivery, originality and content. Several club members scored the three participants, and those scores were combined with scores earned the day before when they presented to WBHS faculty. Katie King took first place, Allison Brown came in second place and Dante Jenrette took third place. Pictured left to right: SBI president Dan Lynes; Millie Venegas, Interact facilitator; Allison Brown; Katie King; and Dante Jenrette.
South Brunswick Islands Rotary Welcomes Melissa Byrd South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club recently welcomed Melissa Byrd as a new member. Byrd, the financial center leader at BB&T in Calabash, was sponsored by club member Michael Abushakra. Byrd lives with her husband, James, in the Seaside area. The induction ceremony was performed by James Payne, past membership chair. Pictured left to right: James Byrd, Melissa Byrd, James Payne, Michael Abushakra and Dan Lynes, SBI president.
Ocean Isle Museum Foundation Welcomes New Education Coordinator Ocean Isle Museum Foundation, Inc. is pleased to welcome Maria Knapik as its new education coordinator. Knapik has a B.S. in Consumer Affairs and an MBA degree that she utilized while working in the semiconductor and telecommunications Contributed Photo industries in California. She later stepped into the role of home-school educator and launched her three children into successful college and professional careers. As a founding member of The Learning Club (TLC) home school co-op and L.I.F.E. Academy for Kids, she has created and taught multi-age level classes and arranged numerous field trips. Knapik was also a 4-H Club and Girl Scout leader. Knapik and her husband relocated last August from northern Virginia to Sunset Beach, where she and her family have vacationed for the past 21 years. Passionate about the environment, health and life sciences, Knapik is eager to begin designing programs for the Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium that will attract both seasonal visitors as well as local residents. “I see the Museum and Planetarium as pearls in our own back yard, just waiting to be discovered,” she says. “I look forward to sharing my knowledge and skills with the community.” Spring 2013
Job Shadow Day Held for South Brunswick High School Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Education Committee and Brunswick County Schools’ Career Ready program coordinated a Job Shadow Day on February 6 for local high school students. Fifty-six juniors and seniors from South Brunswick High School applied to participate. The students attended an orientation session, job shadowed for the day, and then provided a post report about the experience. Job shadowing is offered at each of the Brunswick County high schools. The job shadow sites were: Brunswick County Animal Shelter (Brunswick County Sheriff’s Department), River Road Animal Hospital, Brunswick Community College (Welding and Cosmetology program), Brunswick County Judges’ Office, Jones Ford, Southport Elementary School, South Brunswick Middle School, Ocean Trail Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, UNC-Wilmington (Department of Biology and Marine Biology and the Department of Music), Bandera Architecture, Dosher Memorial Hospital, Dr. John Ward, Oak Island Animal Hospital, State Port Pilot, Bald Head Island Conservancy, N.C. Marine Patrol, Ingram Planetarium, Cape Fear Regional Jetport, Wilmington Health, Duke Energy, Glen Meade Center for Women’s Health, Edward Jones, Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Department, Oak Island Coast Guard Station, South Brunswick High School, Creative Hands Occupational Therapy, Peacock-Newnam and White Funeral and Cremation Services, N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher, Southern Industrial Constructors and WECT – TV6.
Red House Specialty Shops Ready for Spring Communities In Schools’ newest store, The Red House Specialty Shops, is stocking for spring and tourist season. Customers can shop for women’s apparel, Carolina products, paintings, jewelry, children’s items, wine-bottle trees, birdhouses, funky furniture, photographs and even smokeless cigarettes. In addition to all the great merchandise, The Red House Specialty Shops vendors have started offering special classes to share their talents with the community. Be sure to keep an ear out for future classes or feel free to stop by to learn more about the shop firsthand — just look for the big red building at 4606 Main Street in Shallotte. The shop is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday and 12 to 4 pm on Sundays. Funds from the shop’s merchandise sales benefit Communities In Schools. 24
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Coastal Carolina Camera Club Announces Contest Winners The Coastal Carolina Camera Club held an open juried print competition at its February meeting. Awards were given in three divisions — Novice, Intermediate and Advanced. In the Novice Division, first place was won by Carolyn Moskowitz for her image “Frank’s Old House.” Rosemary Connell placed second with “All Together Now.” Gary Joseph received third place honors for “Totem.” In the Intermediate Division, Irene Dowdy received first place for her image titled “River Otter on Alert.” Paul Horgan’s “Magical Morning” placed second, and Polly DelVero received the third place ribbon for “Here’s Looking at You.” In the Advanced Division, the first place ribbon went to Harvey Lindenbaum for “Screech Owl.” “Light Show over Wilmington” by Curtis Biasi received second place, and Carmen Daughtry’s image “Expired Warranty” placed third. The club meets monthly, every second Tuesday evening at 7 pm at the Shallotte Presbyterian Church, 5070 Main Street in Shallotte. Membership is open to photographers of all skill levels using both film and digital cameras. Meetings consist of informative programs on photographic techniques and software usage, member photo presentations and critiques, guest speakers and much more. Guests are always welcome. Visit the website at www.coastalcarolinacameraclub.org. or call (910) 287-6311 for more information.
Calabash Elks Lodge Donates to Wounded Warrior Battalion The Calabash Elks Veterans Affairs Committee presented a check for $500 and 22 boxes of candy to the Wounded Warrior Battalion at Fort Bragg. Pictured left to right: George Griffin, Elks member; Martha Brown, director of the Soldier Family Assistance Center; and SSG Nicholas Williams, U.S. Army.
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Southport Way Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the City of Southport, Sanco Homes and Willetts Properties of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Southport Way. Southport Way, a new neighborhood located off Robert Ruark Drive in Southport, features a series of cottages ranging from $169,900 to $229,900 called the Southport Collection. The Southport Collection is designed with the look of the old historic charm of Southport with new home appeal. Pictured in front row, left to right: Jackie Cooper, chamber ambassador; Alderman Buddy Barnes, City of Southport; Mayor Robert Howard, City of Southport; Nathan Sanders, Sanco Homes, builder; Emily Willetts, broker, CRB, LRS, GRI; Denise Kinney, broker in charge, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage; Ted Hardeen, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage; Rob Dooley, Willetts Team @ Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage; Pat Wisdo, Willetts Team @ Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage; and Jerry Wisdo, Willets Team @ Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage Pictured in back row, left to right: Carol Magnani, chamber ambassador; Christy Jones, chamber ambassador; Bobbi DiazWelch, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage; Tina Powers, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage and chamber ambassador; and Rodney Axsom, DJ.
Southeastern Healthcare Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Southeastern Healthcare to coincide with their grand opening celebration. Their new location is at 4501 Main Street, Suite 2 in Shallotte. The event took place February 19 from noon to 2 pm, with the ribbon-cutting ceremony taking place at 12:30 pm. Attendees enjoyed seeing the new facility and mingling with fellow community members.
Jonas Creek Ribbon Cutting Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Jonas Creek, a neighborhood that blends the historic charm of Southport with the tranquil beauty of the natural coastal environment. Building lots starting at $59,000 are nestled among native dogwoods, myrtles, sweet bay and oak trees with a walking path to the waterfront near Southport Marina. Lot and home packages are also available, and are listed by Kay Jolliff of Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., Realtors®. Those interested are invited to stop by their offices for full information and to view surveys, plat maps and design packages. Pictured left to right: Liz Reeder, broker/Realtor; Jackie Cooper, chamber ambassador; Kay Jolliff, broker/Realtor, GRI, SFR – listing broker for Jonas Creek; Owen Gidlow, surveyor; Carver Rudolph and Curtis Rudolph of Cottage Point, LLC; Wes Cross of Longleaf Construction Inc., preferred builder; Margaret Rudd Bishop, broker/Realtor, CRB, CRS, GRI, president, Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., Realtors®.
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Southport Tours Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Southport Tours. Southport Tours started rolling in February 2013 with their sure-to-be popular Safe Haven Tour. Based on the best-selling novel by Nicholas Sparks, Safe Haven features many familiar sights and locations in and around Southport. Southport Tours will highlight these locations as well as provide background on the area’s history. Originating from the Southport Visitors Center on Davis Street between Moore and Bay streets, Southport Tours is a daytime tour company that takes residents and visitors through the history and beauty of the city of Southport. For tour reservations, call (910) 750-1951. Pictured left to right: Lisa Fosbury; Rick Pukenas, owner; Rick’s wife, Linda Pukeans; friends and chamber ambassadors ready to take a tour. Spring 2013
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Southport-Oak Island Businesses Qualify for Golden Pineapple Award Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce recently recognized 18 area businesses for their outstanding commitment to excellent customer service by awarding them the coveted Golden Pineapple. The Golden Pineapple Award program allows customers to nominate any business they feel has given them exceptional customer service. The chamber chose to call it a Golden Pineapple Award because in colonial America the pineapple symbolized the warmest welcome a hostess could extend to her guests. Eighteen businesses qualified for the first round of Golden Pineapple Awards in four categories: Dining: Island Way Restaurant, KFC Taco Bell, Moore Street Market & Deli, Oak Island Deli & Pub, Port City Java Southport and Turtle Island Restaurant & Catering Retail: Art @ 211 The Ricky Evans Gallery, Backyard Wild, National Petland and Silver Coast Winery Tasting Room Amusement: Brunswick Air.
Stifel Nicolaus Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new location of Stifel Nicolaus, a full-service investment firm. Founded in 1890, Stifel Nicolaus is based in St. Louis, Mo., and operates more than 310 offices in 44 states, the District of Columbia and in three European locations. There are currently nine offices in North Carolina. The Southport Office was opened by The Elrod, Jones & Lawrence Financial Group in January 2012 and moved into its new location in December 2012. Their new location is located at 5211-2 Eason Street (next to Eye Associates of Wilmington). Pictured left to right: Jonathan Peele, chamber ambassador; Jennifer Moore, chamber board member and ambassador; Albert Elrod, branch manager and 1st vice president/investments; Megan Canny, chamber events coordinator and sales; Debi Walker, client service associate; Vickie McDaniel, administrative assistant to the branch manager; Jeremy Jones, AAMS, CFP, vice president/ investments; Mindy Ellinger; Carol Magnani, chamber ambassador; Christy Jones, chamber ambassador; and John Lawrence, AAMS, associate vice president/investments.
Service: Carillon Assisted Living of Southport, Coastline Insurance Associates of NC, Inc., Mr. Rooter of Cape Fear and Swanson Realty. Professionals: Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry, Larry Hemby Dentistry @ Southport Dental Care and River Road Animal Hospital Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce will continue to quarterly reward and recognize its member businesses that provide exceptional customer service as a standard. If you would like to nominate a business that provides exceptional customer service, go to the chamberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website at www.southport-oakisland. com and look for the pineapple. The next Golden Pineapple nominations will be taken until April 30, 2013.
Generation Next Ribbon Cutting & One-Year Anniversary Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce held a ribboncutting ceremony and one-year anniversary celebration for Generation Next. Located at 4600-5 Main Street, they buy and sell gently used sports equipment, formal wear and namebrand clothing ranging from pre-teen to adult. Visit their location in Shallotte in the Big Lots Shopping Center.
Oak Island Deli & Pub Celebrates New Management with RibbonCutting Ceremony Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new management at Oak Island Deli & Pub at 5422 E. Oak Island Drive in Oak Island. David Gilbreath and Colleen Schech have teamed up to offer delicious hamburgers, sub sandwiches, salads, wraps, seafood, daily drink specials and some of the islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest bartenders. Watch multiple flat-screen televisions and play darts or billiards while enjoying a delicious meal. Pictured left to right: Richard Koch, maintenance; Carol Magnani, chamber ambassador; Jennifer Moore, chamber board member; Christy Jones, chamber ambassador; Arlene Caroon, bartender; Jennifer McCorkle, bartender; David Gilbreath, owner; Gennie Campbell, cook; Colleen Schech, manager; Jim Martin, chamber ambassador; Deborah Roe, bartender; and Charlie Blalock, supporter. Spring 2013
United Country Coastal Homes Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening for United Country Coastal Homes in Ocean Isle Beach. United Country Coastal Homes Realty offers a great selection of real estate homes, foreclosures, bank-owned property, historic property, oceanfront and commercial properties. They also have rural property listings such as horse ranches, farms and properties that could be turned into small horse farms, vacant land or large parcels that could be used for hunting. Located at 7247 Beach Drive in Ocean Isle Beach, they offer service throughout Brunswick County and surrounding areas of southern North Carolina. The Brunswick County Chamber would like to welcome them to their community.
Novant Health Announces Unified System Brand Novant Health recently announced a strategic plan to unify all facilities in the system under the same umbrella name. In 2013 the system will unite its fourstate footprint by executing a strategic branding plan to tie together the multiple, distributed points of care across the region and to commit to its patients and communities to make healthcare remarkable. Brunswick Novant Medical Center will become Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center. “Over the past 15 years, Novant Health has grown into a sizeable regional health system,” says Carl Armato, president and CEO of Novant Health. “In 2013 we will formally join our system under one brand to better serve our communities and bring efficiencies to our operations. Together, our employees and physician partners will unify to create an unmatched healthcare experience for our patients.” The strategic branding plan ties to Novant Health’s commitment to reinvent the healthcare experience by making it more convenient, easier to access and more affordable so patients can focus on getting better and staying healthy. Formed in 1997 Novant Health has grown from four to 13 acute care facilities, more than 100 outpatient facilities and more than 350 physician practice facilities in four states. 30
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Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Welcome & Conference Center Officially Opens The symbolic cutting of the ribbon on January 14 completed a five-year project and officially opened the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Welcome & Conference Center. The chamber’s move from 4841 Long Beach Road was triggered by a notification from North Carolina Department of Transportation that the chamber’s office was in the path of a new road construction project that would connect Highway 133 to Highway 87 near Bethel Church Road. After a few challenges and a generous donation by Dr. Brad L. Hilaman, MD, the chamber moved to the 4433 Long Beach Road location in October of 2012 and immediately began plans to construct a 1,600-square-foot meeting and storageroom addition. Based on a custom design by Glenn Willis of Coastal Carolina Designs, Chad McCullough of McCullough Construction built the functional and attractive addition, with Carolina Creations Landscaping providing support on the landscaping and parking lot. Pictured: Joe Hilaman cutting the ribbon with Senator Bill Rabon; Representative Frank Iler; County Commissioner Frank Williams; Clerk of Superior Court James MacCallum; chamber board members including president Sam Keziah and building and grounds chairman Gene Faller; planning committee members including chairman Don Hughes; Chad McCullough, McCullough Construction and Glenn Willis, Carolina Coastal Designs.
East Coast Moving, LLC RibbonCutting Ceremony Little River Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Carrie DeWitt Partello, owner of East Coast Moving, LLC, on February 7 at their location at 230 Mulberry Street, Suite B in Shallotte. East Coast Moving, LLC, is a fullservice moving company serving Horry County, Brunswick County and beyond. This family-owned company provides local and long-distance moving services. They are a licensed and insured member of the American Moving & Storage Association, the North Carolina Movers Association, Inc. and the Coastal Carolina Better Business Bureau.
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Brunswick Chamber’s Chairman’s Gala Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce honored its new Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year and Employee of the Year during its second annual Chairman’s Gala in March at Stone Chimney Place in Supply. The gala was a great success, with 195 people coming out to celebrate the chamber’s accomplishments in 2012 and to set the tone for a bright future in 2013. Shelbourn Stevens of Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center was honored as 2012 Citizen of the Year. Other nominees for Citizen of the Year were Debra Allen of Ocean Isle Beach Turtle Protection Organization, Crystal Babson of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, Jon David, Brunswick County District Attorney, Kathy Doyle of St. Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church, John Madison of John Madison DDS, PA, and James Shoemaker of Cape Fear Merchant Solutions. The 2012 Employee of the Year was Cindy Cheatham of Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter. The 2012 Business of the Year award was Naber Chrysler Dodge Jeep. “This company has done so much for the community,” said Chamber President Shannon Viera. “Not only have they been sponsors of various programs and events, they provide employee time and company resources to the various organizations they support.” The Brunswick Beacon was named the Member of the Year. Ambassador of the Year was Cindy Leonard of Farm Bureau Insurance. Volunteer of the Year was George Baumgartner. During the celebration, outgoing chamber board chairman Angie Sutton, general manager of The Brunswick Beacon, passed the gavel to the 2013 chair Allen Bryant of First Citizens Bank. Photography by Time 2 Remember
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Skeet Shoot for Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation A Skeet Shoot to benefit Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center was held on Friday, March 15 at the Buccaneer Gun Club in Leland. Shooting began at 9 am and the morningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s festivities included gift bags, prizes and more. On Saturday, a Barn Party at Honalee Stables and Farm in Bolivia included live entertainment and a horse show. The Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation exists solely to raise the funds necessary to support the mission and work of Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter not covered by reimbursement sources and programs and services that do not have a reimbursement source. Since its founding in 2005, the foundation has raised almost $2 million annually to support the ongoing operating needs to provide quality end-of-life hospice and palliative healthcare and LifeCareCenter programs, such as the bereavement program. The foundation has also initiated projects and fund-raising for the ongoing operating support and capital needs of the agency. As a result, the agency has been able to construct Angel House, a hospice care center to serve Columbus and Bladen counties, the agency headquarters the Phillips LifeCare & Counseling Center, and the Heritage Garden. With the help of dedicated volunteers in Brunswick County and a $1 million grant from the SECU Foundation, the Closer to Home capital campaign raised $4.3 million for the SECU 36
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Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce recognized 10 young professionals in its Future 10 campaign at a reception and banquet on February 7. In partnership with South Brunswick Magazine, the chamber took nominations last November for young professionals in the area who are growing and excelling in their respective fields and positively influencing the growth, prosperity and quality of life in Brunswick County. Recipients of the honor were: • Amy Causey, Arbor Landing at Ocean Isle • Adam Glisson, ATMC Wireless • Brandon Sauls, InterCoastal Net Designs • Chris LaCoe, HWY 55 Burgers, Shakes and Fries • Jennifer Beasley, ATMC Productions • Jessica Dosher, South Eastern Center for MH/DD/SAS • Justin Fulford, AL Fulford Heating & Air • Melinda Johnson, Brunswick County Parks & Recreation • Regina Stanley-Lowry, Autumn Care Nursing Rehab Center • Stephanie Hardy, Vision Square Eye Care Each of the recipients received a plaque and a framed copy of South Brunswick Magazine with their picture on the cover. Nominations will be taken for the 2014 Future 10 later this year. Photography by Christian Viera
Brunswick Novant Medical Foundation Presents - The Flip Flop Ball: An Evening in Key West Brunswick Novant Medical Foundation’s board of directors has announced its second annual hospital ball, to be held on Saturday, June 1, at 6 pm at Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center. Event co-chairs Ben Styers and Jon Tait say this year’s event will have a different, more laid-back approach with The Landsharks Band as the night’s headliner. Themed “The Flip Flop Ball: An Evening in Key West,” this year’s event will offer guests a sneak peek at Key West’s famous Mallory Square. Flip flops and Bermuda shorts will be welcomed. Guests will also enjoy a variety of Key West fare with key lime pie and coconut shrimp. Based in Florida, The Landsharks Band will help set the scene for guests at The Flip Flop Ball. The Landsharks have played with Jimmy Buffett at Margaritaville, and they have served as the opening act for the Beach Boys. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Brunswick Novant Medical Center Foundation, which was formed in 2011 to help carry out the hospital’s not-for-profit mission of improving the health of our community, one person at a time. Since inception, the Foundation’s donors have funded an extensive women’s and children’s wellness outreach program to help target childhood obesity in our community and to help decrease smoking during pregnancy. In addition, the foundation, in coordination with the hospital’s volunteers, is currently constructing a Healing & Respite Dining Courtyard on the campus of Brunswick Novant Medical Center. To purchase tickets or for more information on Brunswick Novant Medical Center Foundation’s Flip Flop Ball, call (910) 721-1460. Contributed Photos
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Swinging of the Walls Event On February 1st, Housing Opportunities (BHO) and 22nd Century Builders held a “Swinging of the Walls” event on an energy-efficient, low-maintenance home in Bolivia in Brunswick County. This Workforce Affordable Home was constructed using innovative, environmentally friendly products and techniques that reduce the cost of building and maintaining a home. It is the first of its kind to be built in Brunswick County and it was framed in a matter of hours. The innovative pre-cast concrete wall construction method allows for a healthy, safe, energy-efficient, affordable and secure home for this working family. This design reduces the cooling and heating costs by as much as 67%. It is hurricane, wind and fire resistant. The walls and roof have a lifetime warranty, and the home never needs to be painted again. The build time is reduced by as much as 50%. All of these features make this the most costeffective building technique both in building and maintaining this home. “For the past several years we have searched for a builder and design that would allow us to build attractive, innovative, workforce housing,” says Resea Willis, a longtime Workforce Housing Advocate. “22nd Century Builders and the Precast Concrete building method allow us to build great housing. More importantly, we are providing much-needed jobs and a healthy, safe, energyefficient and low-maintenance home for the workforce of this region.” The first home built was for Sonya Gardner and her son, DeVanté Pugh. Photography by Megan Deitz
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On the YouTube video, a pack of cars scream around the track directly toward the camera when one car at the front of the pack gets a little loose, fishtailing as it speeds off camera. Behind it, drivers react: braking and swerving, one too
He goes sideways,
much. shoots across the track and into the wall. It looks like the worst of it is over. Then, the number 10 car driven by Chad McCumbee enters the shot. The out-of-control driver clips McCumbee’s car on the right front side, and it’s enough to
send him airborne.
flipping once, twice,
McCumbee’s car tumbles out of control, and the camera pans. It has disintegrated. Fluid, tires and pieces of the car’s body litter the track. McCumbee sits on the track for a moment, “The first thing that went through my head was, ‘Well, I got that out of the way,’” says McCumbee, the Varnumtown native and West Brunswick High graduate who is now a professional racecar driver. “My first ARCA series race and I wreck. Big time. That’s one way to get rid of stage fright.”
three times, On the sixth revolution, the car comes to a stop. then climbs out of his car, unscathed.
This time he was lucky.
“Honestly, [wrecks] happen so fast, you don’t have time to be scared or do much else than try to get yourself out of a bad situation,” he says. “When you’re flipping like I did, there’s nothing, nothing you can do but hold on and wait to stop.” Racing is in McCumbee’s blood. His father, Tim McCumbee, was a successful Motocross racer, a state-champion go-kart driver (and these aren’t the go-karts you drive at the carnival, some of them go as fast as 160 mph) and a dirt-track stock car driver for years. At age 10 McCumbee followed in his dad’s footsteps, slipped behind the wheel of his first go-kart and took to the track. He fell in love with all of it — the smells, the rumble of exhaust pipes, the vibration of the wheel in his hand, the thrill of speed and victory and near misses — and, like any first love, its spell was powerful. So powerful he’s still in love with it, and when he talks about it, his eyes come alive with passion. Through his years at West Brunswick High School, he raced. After he graduated in 2002, he moved to attend UNC Charlotte, not far from Lowe’s Motor Speedway and countless race-team garages and headquarters. “I knew that was where I needed to be,” he says. “Charlotte’s the racing hub in North Carolina and because of the number of major and up-and-coming drivers and garages in the area, UNCC offers a degree in Motorsports Engineering. I took courses in Motorsports, but I was also taking business classes. I knew enough about the industry to know I needed to have some business acumen if I wanted to make a career in racing.” McCumbee’s entry into racing is much like the story of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Both men grew up in the garage, watched their fathers race and win and wreck and lose, and followed in their footsteps. Maybe that’s why he was selected to play Junior in ESPN’s 2004 TV movie, 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story. “As scary as my wreck is on video and as dizzying as it was to go through, I have to say I was more scared when I was acting than wrecking,” says McCumbee. But the experience on the set gave him a new appreciation of the teamwork involved in racing. “People don’t realize, at least I didn’t, how much work it takes and how many people it takes to make a movie,” McCumbee says. “They really have to be a solid team, even more so than a racing team, I think.” When he got back to Charlotte, his renewed appreciation for teamwork showed. He found work in a garage, sweeping and helping the engineers, and then one day he got his shot to race.
Chad McCumbee, born in Varnumtown and a graduate of West Brunswick High School, followed his boyhood dream to become a professional racecar driver.
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“When you’re flipping like I did, there’s nothing,
nothing you can do but hold on and wait to stop.”
By 2005, McCumbee had pulled out of UNCC and was racing in the ARCA Racing Series full time. He finished the season fourth in points, an impressive rookie showing. He was living his dream. More success followed in 2006. McCumbee moved up to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, finishing 17th in points over all. In 2007 it was more of the same — racing in the Truck Series, winning a pair of ARCA races and catching the attention of Petty Enterprises. That year, he made his NASCAR Nextel Cup debut. And he married his high school sweetheart, Stephie, an elementary school teacher. In 2008 he finished 11th in points in the Truck Series, with one second place finish at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. That season he logged eight top 10 finishes including two top five finishes. He also made six starts for Petty Enterprise in the Sprint Cup Series. “I did well in 2009, but in the 2010 season I had some bad luck and went back to ARCA,” McCumbee says. The next year, 2011, was another successful year, but in 2012 there was a change of pace. LA Angels pitcher C. J. Wilson hired McCumbee to drive a Mazda MX for his Grand-Am Road Racing Series. “The Grand-Am Series was completely foreign to me,” he says. “It’s a road race, so you’re twisting and turning and it’s an entirely different challenge.”
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“People don’t realize, at least I didn’t, how much work it takes and how many people it takes to make a movie. They really have to be a solid team, even more so than a racing team, I think.”
The challenge wasn’t too much for McCumbee, though. At the end of the season, he’d finished in the top 10 in four of the 10 events. “[The Grand-Am Series] is a pretty steep learning curve,” he says. “Some of the other cars have 100 horsepower more than ours. In the straightaways, that translates to 10 to 12 miles per hour faster, which is significant. But my lighter, more maneuverable car makes up for it in the turns. As I get more road track experience, I believe we’ll figure out the ways and places to get more aggressive and even out the playing field.” McCumbee says the preparation for a road track or a traditional round, oval or tri-oval track is similar. Leading up to the racing season, teams practice their pit services — everything from standard tire changes and fuel refills to repairing and adjusting the car — and drivers get in as much time as they can on tracks similar to those where they’ll soon race. When the season starts, Monday through Wednesday is devoted to the gym, team meetings and meetings with sponsors and potential sponsors. Thursday is usually a travel day, with races on Friday, Saturday or Sunday (depending on the series). On Saturday, Sunday and in some cases Monday, drivers return home to start the week again. In a typical week, they’ll see more of the track during the race than preparing for it. “People are always surprised to learn how little time we actually get to practice on the track, but any driver will tell you that’s not the most difficult part of the job,” McCumbee says.
“Racing’s my life, always has been. If I wasn’t doing this,
I don’t know what I’d be doing.”
The most difficult part of the job is sponsors. As a driver and an owner — McCumbee owns a pair of Late Model Stock Car racecars that he races in Myrtle Beach — the chief battle is financial. Securing the kind of money it takes to fund cars, pay teams and drivers and give the team a chance at success isn’t as easy as it once was when corporations were jumping to put their names on the hood, trunk or quarter panels of cars. Now, even in the big leagues, funding comes in piecemeal. “For my team in Myrtle Beach, we’re looking at somewhere in the neighborhood of $50,000 a year in expenses,” he says. “The Truck Series was $1 to $3 million; Nationwide, $8 to $10 million, and the Cup Series is crazy money, $15 million plus per year.” The financial battle has forced McCumbee to get creative both as a driver and as an owner trying to secure sponsors. “We have to think more about what we’re offering,” he says. “We want lasting relationships with sponsors so we can forecast our funding and so they can see the benefit as it relates to their business in the long-term. My hope is to develop a partnership with our sponsors and offer them something by way of exposure, sure, but more strategic things like appearances, events, endorsements and things like that.” So far, McCumbee is making it work. “I feel thankful and blessed to be involved with the ModSpace Corporation, a company that has been a partner of mine for the last three years,” says McCumbee. “They have been a great partner in my professional racing through ARCA, NASCAR, Sprint Cup and now in the Grand-Am Series.” He’s also taken several meetings with interested sponsors, begun to forge new relationships and has strengthened existing sponsor relationships. “I love what I do, the business part of it and the driving part of it,” he says. “Racing’s my life, always has been. If I wasn’t doing this, I don’t know what I’d be doing.” The Grand-Am Series runs January through September, with racing already underway. Check ChadMcCumbee.com for his race schedule and results. n 50
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Nicholas Sparks it is the perfect setting for a book, and for the millions of theater-goers who saw the movie Safe Haven, it is a charming little fishing village. But for Southport’s slightly more than 3,000 residents, it’s simply the undiscovered piece of paradise that they call home. Well, at least it was until the movie catapulted it into the national spotlight. The Town of Southport celebrated the opening of Safe Haven on February 14 by hosting an exclusive showing of the movie at Surf Cinema, followed by a gala reception at the Southport Community Center with sets and props from the movie. There was
Ryan’s Port Market, where you could transport yourself back to the scene in the movie where Alex met Katie, and turn in your drink coupon for a glass of wine. And there was Ivan’s Fish Shack, where Katie worked as a waitress, and another place where you could trade your coupon for a glass of wine. The food included a lavish buffet of everything from meat dishes to pasta, salads, seafood, vegetables, fresh fruit, rolls and, of course, a variety of amazing desserts. There was also a silent auction in which guests could bid on framed and signed photographs and paintings of the movie set, a wooden replica of Ryan’s Market, and other Safe Haven and Southport memorabilia. The opportunity to get your picture taken with Josh Duhamel and Julianne
Above: After a viewing of Safe Haven, residents of Southport celebrated the movie at the Southport Community Center.
Top: A re-creation of Ivan’s Fish Shack from the movie; middle: Warren Mortley, executive director of Providence Home; Michela shows off some movie memorabilia.
Hough and the famous bike in front of the poster backdrop was another popular attraction. The following day the Town of St. James held a similar celebration with guests first viewing the movie at Surf Cinema and then gathering for a reception in the St. James Community Center. The event was co-sponsored by THISWEEKStJames e-newsletter editors Dave Anderson and Steve Cherry and St. James Properties, LLC. Waiters and waitresses circulated with platters of hors d’oeuvres, and wine was served from bars set up at both ends of the room. Like Southport’s reception, all of the guests were offered a photo op in front of the same backdrop of the movie poster. The evening was a fund-raiser for Providence Home, an emergency shelter for at-risk teenagers in Brunswick County. A very generous crowd bid up the items in the silent auction, which consisted of everything from autographed movie memorabilia and a Safe Haven bicycle charm to a golf certificate for a foursome, a kayak tour, a Duke football poster, two sculptured pieces, an electric toothbrush and a discount on estate planning. Perhaps the biggest moment came when a live auction was held for a Winey Bear that was 54
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designed specifically for the occasion and signed by Sally Winey and Safe Haven author Nicholas Sparks. WECT’s Kim Ratcliff introduced Providence Home Executive Director Warren Mortley, who spoke about Providence Home being a safe haven for children who need immediate temporary shelter. Several days later, after the money had been counted and all the bills were paid, a smiling Steve Cherry, managing partner of THISWEEKStJames, along with Michela Noreski, sales and marketing coordinator at St. James Properties, LLC, Pat Tucker, Providence Home board member, and Dave Anderson, managing partner of THISWEEKStJames, presented a check for $5,832 to Warren Mortley. But the Safe Haven hoopla didn’t stop there. Now several Southport businesses are coming up with creative ways to capitalize on the town’s new fame and expected influx of tourists this summer. Renee’s Fine Jewelry on Howe Street designed a silver charm of the bicycle that played such a prominent role in the movie. It has been so successful that they now have the same charm available in both yellow and white gold. Rick’s Southport Tours offers tours in his electric street cart, which now includes the places where the movie was filmed. Tours start at the Visitors Center on Davis Street behind the Maritime Museum. To book a tour, call (910) 750-1951. Capt. Bert Felton is offering a Safe Haven Special aboard the historic Solomon T. For reservations, call (910) 457-5302. Duck Duck Goose on Moore Street has a large selection of Safe Haven posters, magnets, notecards, postcards, key chains and coin purses.
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It’s a sunny mid-February Saturday, and in the animal barn at Greenlands Farm in Bolivia, one of Heather Burkert’s goats is on the verge of giving birth. Leah, a black and gray French Alpine, is expecting twins, Heather says, as she points to the doe’s swollen udder. Leah rises and falls in her stall with each contraction, shifting in the hay nest she scratched together earlier in the morning. Heather says it should only be a few hours now, and it’s lucky the doe is birthing mid-day. Usually this happens around midnight, Heather says, which makes for a long, exhausting night. Bundled in her overalls and a sweatshirt, Heather will handle the birth herself with no help from a vet. For Heather, becoming a goat midwife was a necessary part of running an operation where the circle of life is an everyday occurrence. Or, as Henry, Heather’s husband, says, “Nothing waits — you have to be there or something goes haywire.” Henry, his unlined face red from the cold, has come in the barn to check on Leah’s progress. He says that last year Leah gave birth to triplets in a difficult birth. The three baby goats breached in a tangled knot and Heather had to reach inside to help re-maneuver the triplets so they could come out normally, one at a time.
This page clockwise from left: Henry Burkert with one of the farm’s newest spring additions, Fiona; King the Llama; the exterior of the Greenlands Farm Store.
“I hope there are no complications this time,” says Heather as she and Henry leave the barn to give Leah some quiet before the big moment. Outside, Heather and Henry, both 61, walk around the grounds with the easy gait of people half their age. The Burkerts have been together for 40 years; they met as undergraduates at Michigan State University. They started Greenlands Farm on Midway Road about 12 years ago after living in Wilmington for almost 20 years. They’re both landscape architects, but much of their business became a casualty of the recent economic 60
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Right: Heather Burkert makes all of the baked goods sold in the Greenlands Farm Store.
downturn. So they decided to use their farm to make ends meet. When they originally bought their 20-acre property in 2001, there wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t much there, Henry says. Now the compound boasts a bright gray, cottage-like farm home, which Heather designed with Wilmington architect Troy Kenny; a petting zoo area that includes rescue llamas; the animal barn; and a large barn-like structure that houses their store. Farmland surrounds the buildings and includes an orchard with lemon and apple trees (yes, you really can grow lemons in North Carolina), a
pasture, grazing land and areas for storm-water processing. The yearround, 4-acre vegetable farm produces everything from greens, tomatoes and summer squash to eggplants, carrots and spinach, while the similarly sized pasture is big enough for their 70 chickens, a small herd of goats and a pair of pot-bellied pigs. The Burkerts run the farm together with their 37-year-old daughter, Maude, a group of dedicated volunteers, and counter help for the store, which sells their farm produce, baked goods, organic meat and milk, eggs and crafts from local artisans.
From its buildings to its farmland, Greenlands Farm has a holistic feel about it, with each aspect enriching the other. This isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t by accident; the Burkerts carefully planned the farm to be on the cutting edge of contemporary agriculture. Greenlands is whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s called a polycultural farm, or a homestead farm, which means the Burkerts grow multiple crops alongside animals and rotate the crops and animal pastures throughout the year. This way, the soil can rejuvenate itself and plants can grow more plentifully without the need for harmful pesticides. Spring 2013
It’s a self-sustaining cycle of life where everything serves a purpose. The animals are fed trimmings from the farm and leave their droppings, which are used to make compost to fertilize the soil. The soil produces vegetables, which go back to feeding the animals and consumers at the store. And it’s all done without chemicals. Henry says homestead farms are an antidote to corporate agriculture practices in the United States, where farmers grow one crop year after year as a commodity, which means they have to rely on harmful pesticides and end up damaging the soil. Inside the Greenlands Farm store, sunlight fills the room from high windows and skylights. Light reflects off the yellow walls and jam-packed shelves, highlighting the general-store feel of the place. Appalachian folk music hums from a small speaker while customers munch on sandwiches at a side area furnished with tables and wicker chairs. The store, which the Burkerts opened just two years ago, is the hallmark of the couple’s self-sustaining philosophy. Everything inside either comes from the farm, is organic or recycled, or produced by a local artisan. In one section are bright red, purple and green hand-crocheted scarves by Brunswick County crafter Toni Miley; in another, local llama rescue worker Vicki Sundberg displays winter hats made with fur from the llamas in Greenlands’ petting farm. “There are so many incredible resources around here [in Brunswick County] if you know where to look,” Heather says. The Burkerts also have a goat-milk soap business in the store, called Whiff and Whims, which uses milk from the
From top: The Burkerts’ daughter, Maude Kelley, with Dudley the pony and King the llama in the barnyard petting pen; feeding time for one of the Burkerts’ newest kids; Tipping Cup Organic Teas, sold in the Greenlands Farm Store; Henry atop the tractor that they use for everything from tilling to cultivating. 62
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farm’s goat herd. Heather says that name-brand commercial soaps have antifreeze-type chemicals in them and cause toxins to collect on the skin. “Our soap has goat milk and oils that are naturally healing, and that makes a huge difference,” she adds. Heather’s soap has helped many customers with skin problems, which she says is very fulfilling. But the bakery and deli counter are truly her domain. Here, Heather puts her homesteading credo, “from the farm to the fork” into practice. She makes all the bakery goods, including a range of gluten-free foods, from homemade recipes. She also designed the sandwich menu, which features organic meats and cheeses and veggies from the farm. If the ingredients aren’t from the Burkerts’ farm, they’re carefully selected and certified organic, which holds true for every other food section in the store. Other items sold here include hormonefree, antibiotic-free ice cream and shakes, as well as organic coffee, teas and flours.
The Burkerts’ concern for the public touches every program and activity at the farm. “We make sure our prices are affordable for our neighbors,” Heather says. One of their primary efforts is a Community Supported Agriculture program, or CSA, which is another growing movement in U.S. farming. With CSAs, locals buy a share of Greenlands’ seasonal crops for a flat fee and in turn receive a half-bushel of first-quality produce each week for 10 weeks. The program, which also helps spread the idea of healthy eating to the community, started when the Burkerts had leftover produce that they gave away to neighbors. By word of mouth, more and more people became interested and now 50 families participate in their CSA. Katie Dean from Oak Island enjoys lunch with her husband and two daughters in the store. They come for the food and the Saturday petting farm. Katie discovered Greenlands “just by driving on Midway Road so often,” she says. “I thought it was just a little barn, so it was a nice surprise to find so many things here.” Katie likes to eat organic and says Greenlands is less expensive than organic foods giant Whole Foods in Wilmington, “and a lot closer,” she adds. Plus, her daughters are enthusiastic fans of the petting zoo. “I want to see a donkey,” says blonde-haired, blue-eyed Madison, who just turned eight. The Burkerts started the petting farm just last fall. It has, among other animals, a mini-donkey, a mini-pony and two llamas that cart children around the grounds. Families plan birthday parties at the petting zoo, and the Burkerts are certified with the Brunswick County school system for field trips to see the farm and pet the animals.
Below: The Burkerts sell their own Whiff and Whims soap, which is made using milk from their goats.
“Kids love it and that’s my favorite part,” says Heather, “to give them something permanent that can last throughout their lives.” The Burkerts have built a self-sustaining community with Greenlands Farm. “Here we have the whole circle, economic and cultural,” Heather says. “It’s in the fabric of our lives.” But their homestead is facing an alarming threat: N.C. Department of Transportation officials are planning to overhaul a small bridge on Midway Road near the entrance to Greenlands. This means that customers coming from the south will face a 24-mile roundtrip detour for at least six months. This could be a disaster to the farm that has taken years to build up. Construction is slated for early 2014. In the meantime, the Burkerts have a petition at their store protesting the bridge construction and the potential lack of access to local businesses on Midway Road. Back in the animal barn, it’s late afternoon and Heather has surprising news: Leah the goat finally gave birth. But instead of twins, just one very large girl, named Maggie, came down in
Above: Linda and Bland Clarke of Lockwood Folly enjoy lunch inside the Greenlands Farm Store.
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perfect order, with no need for Heather to intervene. Later, Heather will go to a local thrift store to buy a sweater to keep Maggie warm for the night. Now with nine goats, the herd and farm are growing strong. “But we’re not really interested in getting bigger,” Henry says. “We prefer to do better with what we have. That’s the whole idea — to let getting bigger happen on its own.” n
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they came to be inspired, educated or entertained, the 420 photographers who attended the three-day Carolinas Nature Photographers Association (CNPA) annual meeting in Myrtle Beach in February got what they came for. Internationally known photography instructor and bestselling author Bryan Peterson challenged his audience to see the artistic possibilities in ordinary objects to create extraordinary images.
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Top: Bestselling author and photography instructor Bryan Peterson was the keynote speaker at the event. Middle: Paulette Thomasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s photo of an alligator catching a blue crab won topÂ prize.
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“You don’t find images, you create them,” Peterson said. “It’s all about the message and the emotional response to the message.” Of course, it’s also all about mastering the fundamentals of photography and understanding the principles of graphic design, color, form and texture. Peterson took his audience through all of these in three slide presentations, with the knowledge of an experienced professional and the flair of a seasoned comedian.
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As the name implies, CNPA is an organization of nature photographers from North Carolina and South Carolina. Since its inception in 1992, the membership has grown to more than 1,200 members within 10 regional groups. There is no CNPA chapter in Brunswick County, so many photographers from Wilmington to Calabash have joined the Myrtle Beach group, which was the host club for this year’s annual meeting, held at the Embassy Suites in Kingston Plantation, S.C. The Members Gallery, featuring the winning images of the “Members Choice” award, was evidence of the degree of talent within the CNPA organization. The “Best of Show” award went to Paulette Thomas, who captured an alligator at the millisecond that it caught a blue crab in the air. The shot was taken at Huntington Beach, S.C., where Thomas said several alligators were scooping crabs up off the ocean floor, throwing them in the air and then catching, crunching and eating them. In addition to being a great photo, it gave the Myrtle Beach chapter the chance to show off one of the many attractions of living on the coast.
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Other activities at the meeting included two additional presentations: Joe Brady on calibrating a monitor and printer, and Brenda Tharp on maximizing travel photo ops. There was also a tradeshow with big-name vendors selling their products at greatly reduced prices, and a swap table where members could buy and sell used equipment. For more information about the CNPA organization, its meetings and field trips, you can visit their website at http://cnpa.org. Or for details about the Myrtle Beach regional chapter, go to www.cnpa-myrtlebeach.org. n
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Right and below: Terry and Jane Mohr were the first couple in the country to have three “test-tube” babies via in vitro fertilization. Their story was told in multiple magazines and TV shows.
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system. He told them how he wants all of the county’s children to have the capability to attend college. Mohr knows first hand the value of education. Raised by a single mother who worked two jobs, he was the first in his family to go to college, the second from a very large extended family to even finish high school. “I went to Ball State in Muncie, Indiana, and I was able to do that because my dad had died when I was 11 and I went to school on his social security benefits,” Mohr says. His twin daughters, Mollie and Hannah, have completed college, while son, Cooper, is enjoying his experience
at UNC Chapel Hill, perhaps a little too much, Mohr says with a laugh. Mohr’s children and his wife, Jane, have been the topic of many news stories and television programs. Mohr and Jane met at an Italian restaurant where he was working a second job and she was a customer. They lived an active lifestyle. Unfortunately, their dream of having a family seemed impossible as she had three ectopic pregnancies. “There were days when we were at parties with our friends who had kids, and we were in tears,” says Mohr. Enter the then-relatively new technology of in vitro fertilization. The Mohrs were on the waiting list at
Below: Mohr has many hobbies, one of which is learning to play guitar.
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UCLA for several years before becoming the first couple in the country to have three test-tube babies. “They harvested nine eggs and implanted four the first time,” says Mohr. “Our son was born. Eighteen months later, they implanted the other five and our daughters were born as fraternal twins. I got to see all my kids at eight cells under the microscope. Human embryos are an amazing thing.” The technique was so new that doctors from China were present to witness the implantation. The couple was interviewed on the CBS morning show and on CNN. “All of my kids did science papers on being in vitro,” says Mohr. Jane worked for 30 years as a flight attendant, but she also had a stand-up comedy bit. “A big part of her routine was in vitro and her bald-headed husband,” says Mohr. “She talked about it as winning the lottery.” Mohr’s career has taken him from United Airlines, where he traveled all over the world, to social work to philanthropy. While at United in the 1960s, he came to believe there had to be more, that he wanted to do more with his life than see “how many people I could put on an airplane.” He returned to school, earning a master’s degree in social work. Through the 1970s Mohr was a community organizer and an instructor of social work at Montana State University. “I would take undergraduate social work students to rural communities and try to get them to define the needs of the community and then engage the undergrads with the community leaders to find a solution,” says Mohr. That led to the establishment of a senior center and a center and support group for victims of domestic violence, which he said was rampant in the cowboy-mentality of the day. They even started a newspaper in one community. “The concept was to connect all these eastern Montana isolated communities through a cultural newspaper,” says Mohr. “I remember one column was called ‘It’s a Long Way to the Ballet.’” Mohr left Montana for a licensed clinical position in Los Angeles, where he worked with populations who had developmental diagnoses. California was deinstitutionalizing and building community group homes in which to place clients. He worked with patients and parents before being offered a position overseeing the social work staff and the emergency department (ED) at a large inner-city hospital in LA. “I kept seeing these same kids come through the ED, either abused or neglected, and 30 days later I’d see the same kid coming in without any intervention,” says Mohr. “I wrote a
grant and received funding to develop a children’s center intervention program for the kids.” The hospital’s leadership quickly moved him to the foundation where he could seek more grants, and a fundraising career was born. In the five years before coming to Brunswick County, Mohr fine-tuned his skills as CEO of the foundation at Bensecours, a Catholic-based hospital system with multiple locations. “I’ve found it to be my passion,” he says. A fan of the book The Spirituality of Fundraising by Henri Nouwen, Mohr calls fund-raising the opposite of begging. “It’s declaring that it is for the glory of God, and you invite people to participate in this activity to improve
Top: The Mohr children: Hannah, Cooper and Mollie. Middle: The Mohr family — (back row) Aaron Turbeville, Cooper Mohr, Terry Mohr; (front) Jane Mohr, Mollie Turbevilee, Hannah Mohr, along with Zoe and Sierra the dogs. Right: Terry Mohr is a fitness buff who rides bikes on the beach and who has completed 38 marathons.
human kind,” says Mohr. “I really do feel like it’s a calling. Deep down, what I was finding out in Montana and in LA is that all the organization in the world isn’t going to fix a problem or situation unless you have money. It was my a-ha moment.” Mohr says he had to figure out a way to find resources, and he found it through his faith. “Over the years, I’ve become more spiritual about it,” he says. “This intersection of the need for money and philanthropy and faith has been a really good inner motivation for me in recent years.” Motivation doesn’t appear to be Mohr’s weak suit. He completed his Spring 2013
38th marathon in 2012 and regularly practices yoga. He’s learning how to play left-handed guitar and plans to learn Spanish. He loves music and riding his bicycle on the beach strand. Over the past two years he has completed a course at Duke University in integrative health, a discipline that combines prayer, meditation and mindfulness with nutrition, mind-body connection, spirituality, environment, relationships and communication, movement/exercise and rest and personal and professional development in a model that also considers conventional and complementary care. “That model has helped me with talking with philanthropists because it’s based on your vision,” says Mohr. “What do you really want to accomplish with your wealth or your health. It’s not about transferring money, it’s about transferring values.” High on the list of values for Mohr is making education available to everyone, and that is his focus at BCC. “Philanthropy to me is more than fancy word for fundraising,” he says. “It’s about the community having a sense of ownership and investment.” n
Top: Some of Mohr’s many marathon medals. Left and below: Mohr and his wife, Jane, at home.
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spring sky is blue and partly cloudy as the rising sun warms up the morning. Ahead, on an expanse of green manicured fields, boys and girls are running, kicking and laughing their way through the pre-game warm ups. One after another, parents and grandparents unload vehicles and head across the parking lots to fields at Ocean Isle Beach, Cedar Grove and Southport. Folding chairs slung over shoulders and coolers in hand, families gather to cheer on the kids for Saturday soccer with the Brunswick United Soccer Club. Viewing the crowded parking lots, it is safe to say this high-energy sport is gaining ground with the kids of Brunswick County. For nearly 20 years, parents in Shallotte and Southport have hosted private soccer clubs for recreational play. With minimal financial resources and all-volunteer coaches, the two clubs began to develop the local youth soccer talent. Both groups had growing enrollments, but they realized they could accomplish so much more for the youth of Brunswick County if they united. STORY BY Denice Patterson PHOTOGRAPHY BY Genie Leigh Photography 80
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In the summer of 2012, the two clubs merged into Brunswick United Soccer Club, offering their inaugural season last September. Brunswick United has made great strides since then, expanding to 450 registered players with nearly a dozen volunteer coaches and growing affiliations with both college and professional soccer players from Wilmington. In addition, Brunswick United is a member of both the North Carolina Youth Soccer Association (NCYSA) and the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA). Tripp Smith, coach of the West Brunswick High School men’s soccer team, was president of the former Shallotte Youth Soccer for more than a decade. Along with a few other long-time volunteers, Smith joined with Ted Johnson, president of the former Southport club, to be instrumental in the merger of the two organizations. “The new club is designed to offer the kids of the county more opportunities,” Smith says. “I have been waiting for this for a long time.” Johnson, who is the current president of Brunswick United, agrees. “Since the merger, we are now able to offer more levels of play that are standard in American youth soccer today: academy, recreational, challenge and classic play,” he explains.
Previously the Shallotte Youth Soccer Club had registered both boys and girls from ages 4 to 14. Southport membership was around the same. For Brunswick United, the second half of the season in spring 2013 has also seen an increase in membership. Smith explains the early success: “To offer the new levels of play, we needed more areas to come together to have a greater player pool.”
Below: Brunswick United Soccer Club is the fruit of a merger between Shallotte Youth Soccer and Southport Youth Soccer.
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In the past, both Southport and Shallotte had been losing players to Wilmington clubs — the Cape Fear Soccer Club is a few miles across the river on Highway 421. Johnson adds, “Another goal of expanding our market is to provide more opportunity for players over age 8. As our players get older, we tend to lose them to other sports such as baseball and football. With increased numbers, we are able to offer more soccer to the older players.” The expanding Brunswick United now offers two teams in the challenge level. “These teams travel around southeastern North Carolina to play games at the higher level,” Johnson says. Johnson and Smith hope to increase the number of travel teams as membership expands. In addition, according to Smith, Brunswick United now offers more opportunities closer to home. “With the merger, we can draw some players back to the county, because the Brunswick Forest and Waterford areas have great demographics,” Smith says. Players have joined from the Supply, Lockwood Folly and Town Creek areas. The new club has also offered changes in where games are played. The U10 and U12 boys and girls teams play games throughout the county — at Ocean Isle Beach, Southport and Cedar Grove Middle School; the U6 and U8 teams play at their respective home fields. The players practice one to two nights each week for an hour to an hour and a half, participating in skill drills and scrimmages. Whereas learning to run while keeping an eye on the ball is the name of the game for the U6 coeds, the older players are taught more advanced skills, including ball mastery, dribbling, balance and maintaining proper foot and body mechanics
About 450 players from ages 4 to 14 play in the Brunswick United Soccer Club.
From the Shallotte area, Mary Teeters and her husband, John, have three children in the club. The Teeters’ children have played soccer for five years now, and the family has seen the club grow exponentially. When they first joined upon moving here from Charlotte, there was a real need for coaches. Neither parent had ever played soccer before, but both learned to coach on the job. Mary also helped with registration and other administrative duties for the former Shallotte club. The Teeters enjoy soccer for many reasons. “We home school, so soccer fills the need for a physical education class,” Mary says. “We also really love the outdoor play, skills and physical development — with soccer no one is standing around, players are constantly moving.” With three children playing at different levels and at different fields, Mary is content to be the regular soccer mom, carpooling and cheering on the sidelines. Crista Thomas of the Southport area has two children in the club. The family couldn’t be more pleased with the merger of their former club with Shallotte. “We love to cheer on all the kids now,” she says. “And the coaches are just fantastic.” In addition to Smith and Johnson, the coaches include Patrick Lawson, head men’s soccer coach at South Brunswick High School, and Tirso Gonzalez, treasurer of the club. This spring NCAA–level coach John Adams joined the list of volunteers at Brunswick United. He is the former assistant women’s soccer coach at Rice University in Houston. He brings extensive technical experience to the field as well as offering training for the coaches. “Training our volunteer coaches is vital,” says Smith, who now serves as the director of coaching for the club. “Some of our coaches are working on certifications this year.” As with any growing youth sports organization, the need 84
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Top: Registration for fall 2013 soccer with Brunswick United Soccer Club begins in July.
for volunteers is growing. The club is always in need of more volunteer coaches, and the need for administrative support is increasing as well. It is easy to see why soccer is a popular sport with both parents and children. The game is fast-paced, the equipment is inexpensive and the friendships created can last a lifetime. Unlike other youth sports, soccer offers two seasons of play - the fall season runs for eight weeks from September to November, and the spring season is from February to April. Registration for fall 2013 begins in July. The registration fee includes uniform jersey, shorts and socks. Parents must provide soccer shoes and shin-guards. A limited number of scholarships are available. Check the club’s website for details at www.southportsoccer.org. From pre-school little kickers in pigtails and pink shoelaces to pre-teen budding athletes and beyond, the Brunswick United Soccer Club is helping players to improve skills, get in shape, make friends and have lots and lots of fun. n
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Exercise is the Key to Healthy Aging STORY BY Cindy Black
you grow older, an active lifestyle is more important than ever. Regular exercise can help you boost your energy, maintain your independence and manage symptoms of illness or pain. Exercise can even reverse some of the symptoms of aging. Exercise is not only good for your body but also good for your mind, mood and memory. Whether you are generally healthy or are managing an illness, there are plenty of ways to get more active, improve your confidence and boost your fitness levels. If you don’t know where to begin, you’re not alone. Many seniors feel discouraged by fitness barriers, such as chronic health conditions or concerns about injury or falls. If you’ve never exercised before, perhaps you think you’re too old or frail to start. The truth is that you can’t afford not to get moving. Exercise is the key to staying strong, energetic and healthy as you get older. No matter your age or your current physical condition, you can benefit from exercise. Reaping the rewards of exercise doesn’t require strenuous workouts. It’s about adding more movement and activity to your life, even in small ways. Whether you are generally healthy or are managing an illness — even if you’re housebound — there are many easy ways to get your body moving and improve your health.
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5 Myths about Exercise and Older Adults Myth 1: There’s no point to exercising. I’m going to get old anyway. Fact: Exercise and strength training help you look and feel younger and stay active longer. Regular physical activity lowers your risk for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer’s and dementia, heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, high blood pressure and obesity. Myth 2: Elderly people shouldn’t exercise. They should save their strength and rest. Fact: Research shows that a sedentary lifestyle is unhealthy for the elderly. Period. Inactivity often causes seniors to lose the ability to do things on their own and can lead to more hospitalizations, doctor visits and use of medicines for illnesses. Myth 3: Exercise puts me at risk of falling down. Fact: Regular exercise, by building strength and stamina, prevents loss of bone mass and improves balance, actually reducing your risk of falling. Myth 4: It’s too late. I’m already too old to start exercising Fact: You’re never too old to exercise! If you’ve never exercised before, or it’s been a while, start with light walking and other gentle activities. Myth 5: I’m disabled. I can’t exercise sitting down. Fact: Chair-bound people face special challenges but can lift light weights, stretch and do chair aerobics to increase range of motion, improve muscle tone and promote cardiovascular health.
The Whole-Body Benefits of Exercise for Seniors Physical health benefits • Exercise helps seniors maintain or lose weight. As metabolism naturally slows with age, maintaining a healthy weight is a challenge. Exercise helps increase metabolism and builds muscle mass, helping to burn more calories. When your body reaches a healthy weight, overall wellness improves. • Exercise reduces the impact of illness and chronic disease. Among the many benefits of exercise for seniors include improved immune function, better heart health and blood pressure, improved bone density and better digestive functioning. Seniors who exercise also have a lowered risk of several chronic conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, osteoporosis and colon cancer. • Exercise enhances mobility, flexibility and balance in seniors. Exercise improves your strength, flexibility and posture, which in turn will help with balance, coordination and reducing the risk of falls. Strength training also helps alleviate the symptoms of chronic conditions such as arthritis. Mental health benefits • Exercise improves your sleep. Poor sleep is not an automatic consequence of aging, and quality sleep is important for your overall health. Exercise often improves sleep, helping you fall asleep more quickly and sleep more deeply. Spring 2013
• Exercise boosts mood and self-confidence. Endorphins produced by exercise actually can help you feel better and reduce feelings of sadness or depression. Being active and feeling strong naturally helps you feel more self-confident and sure of yourself. • Exercise is good for the brain. Exercise benefits regular brain functions and helps keep the brain active, which can prevent memory loss, cognitive decline and dementia. Exercise may even help slow the progression of brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Tips for Getting Started Safely Committing to a routine of physical activity is one of the healthiest decisions you can make. Before you get moving, though, consider how best to be safe. • Get medical clearance. Consult your doctor before starting an exercise program, especially if you have a preexisting condition. Ask if there are any activities you should avoid. • Consider health concerns. Keep in mind how your ongoing health problems affect your workouts. For example, diabetics may need to adjust the timing of medication and meal plans when setting an exercise schedule. Above all, if something feels wrong, such as sharp pain or unusual shortness of breath, simply stop. You may need to scale back or try another activity. • Start slow. If you haven’t been active in a while, it can be harmful to go “all out.” Instead, build up your exercise program little by little. Try spacing workouts in tenminute increments twice a day. Or try just one class each week. Prevent crash-and-burn fatigue by warming up, cooling down and keeping water handy. Hire a personal trainer to guide you safely and effectively. • Commit to an exercise schedule. Stick to it for at least three or four weeks so that it becomes habit and force yourself to stick with it. • Stay motivated by focusing on short-term goals. Focus on goals such as improving your mood and energy levels and reducing stress, rather than goals such as weight loss, which can take longer to achieve. • Recognize problems. Exercise should never hurt or make you feel lousy. Stop exercising immediately and call your doctor if you feel dizzy or short of breath, develop chest pain or pressure, break out in a cold sweat or experience pain. Also stop if a joint is red, swollen or tender to touch.
Tips for Building a Balanced Exercise Plan Staying active is not a science. Just remember that mixing different types of exercise helps both reduce monotony and 96
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improve your overall health. Here is an overview of the four building blocks of senior fitness and how they can help your body. Cardio endurance exercise • What is it? Uses large muscle groups in rhythmic motions over a period of time. This type of exercise increases your body’s ability to deliver oxygen and nutrients to tissues and to remove waste over sustained periods of time. Cardio workouts get your heart pumping, and you may even feel a little short of breath. • Why it’s good for seniors: Helps lessen fatigue and shortness of breath. Promotes independence by improving endurance for daily activities such as walking, house cleaning and errands. Cardio includes walking, stair climbing, swimming, hiking, cycling, rowing, tennis and dancing. Strength training • What is it? Builds up muscle with repetitive motion using weight or external resistance from body weight, machines or elastic bands. • Why it’s good for seniors: Helps elderly people prevent loss of bone mass, builds muscle and improves balance— both important in staying active and preventing risk of falling. Building up strength will help seniors stay independent and make day-to-day activities easier such as opening a jar, getting in and out of a car and lifting objects. Flexibility • What is it? Challenges the joints’ ability to move freely through a full range of motion. Can be done through static stretches (stationary) and ballistic stretches (moving or bouncing) to keep muscles and joints supple so they are less prone to injury. • Why it’s good for seniors: Helps the body stay limber and increases range of movement for ordinary physical activities such as looking behind you while driving, tying shoes, shampooing your hair and playing with grandchildren. Balance • What is it? Maintains stability under a variety of conditions including static (stationary) and dynamic (moving) balance. • Why it’s good for seniors: Improves balance, posture and quality of walking. Also reduces risk of falling and fear of falls. Try yoga, Tai Chi and posture exercises to gain confidence with balance. Cindy Black is director of Body Edge Fitness Solutions in Ocean Isle Beach. n
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Coastal Consumer Showcase at St. James Community Center PHOTOGRAPHY BY Wendy Hunt
Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce held its third annual Coastal Consumer Showcase highlighting the best of local products and services at the St. James Community Center on March 7. The annual showcase is a highly anticipated event in which many of the area’s local businesses promote their products and services to area residents and fellow business owners. Organized by the chamber’s Business Development Committee, the showcase attracted crowds of local residents and presented businesses in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Attendees enjoyed a Chinese raffle and free food and wine samples. The event was sponsored by Al Fulford Heating and Air, Carillon Assisted Living and Star News Media.
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Friends for Kids’ Rock Out for Education PHOTOGRAPHY BY Genie Leigh Photography More than 125 friends and supporters attended Friends for Kids’ Rock Out for Education event on Friday, March 22 at The Isles Restaurant in Ocean Isle Beach. This year’s event benefitted private education and literacy in Brunswick County. The evening’s festivities included live music by the Bailout Band, hors d’oeuvres and a dessert bar. More than 40 unique silent auction items kept guests on their feet. The auctions ended with the live drawing of the winners of the three exciting raffle prizes. Friends for Kids is grateful for the many sponsors and donations received to make this first annual event benefitting private education and literacy a tremendous success.
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2nd Annual Diamonds & Denim Charity Ball Photography by Ronnie Holden The Brunswick Sheriff ’s Charitable Foundation held its second annual Diamonds & Denim Charity Ball on March 7 at 101 Stone Chimney Place in Supply. Funds raised by the event benefited Matthew’s Ministry, a non-profit agency that supplies food for hungry schoolchildren at 11 schools in Brunswick County. Event chair Monique Stenquist and vice chair Michelle Ingram put on a fabulous party, with guests dressed in their denim best. Belton & Pat Ivey, Michelle & Sheriff Ingram
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Business After Hours at Floor Coverings International PHOTOGRAPHY BY Lee Ann Bolton Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce held a Business After Hours networking event on February 28 at Floor Coverings International in Shallotte. Guests enjoyed an evening of great food and refreshments, door prizes and valuable networking opportunities.
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5th Annual Little Princess Ball PHOTOGRAPHY BY Genie Leigh Photography The Fifth Annual Little Princess Ball, held February 9 at the Brunswick Center at Southport and the South Brunswick Islands Center, gave little girls and their adult male role models a day of fun and enchantment while raising money for two local organizations. The little â&#x20AC;&#x153;princesses,â&#x20AC;? ranging in age from kindergarten to fifth grade, attended in pretty dresses and participated with their male role models in fun activities like games, crafts and dancing. Sponsored by Brunswick County Parks and Recreation, Communities in Schools (CIS) and Brunswick Community College, the highly anticipated event sold out again this year with more than 400 attendees between the Southport and Carolina Shores locations.
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Oak Island Parks and Recreation Department is currently offering an after-school program (S.U.C.C.E.S.S) held at the Teen Center (Middleton Park beside the Police Department). The program provides transportation from the school to the Teen Center and provides homework assistance and structured activities. The fee for this program is $40 per week for residents and $45 for nonresidents. Monthly rates and daily drop-in rates are also available.
Southport Woman’s Club is inviting women in the community to attend its monthly meetings and learn more about the organization. Meetings are held at Murrow Hall of Trinity United Methodist Church in Southport at 1 pm on the first Wednesday of the month. (January to May and September to December). Southport Woman’s Club is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs and has been serving the community for more than 100 years. To learn more about this influential group, meet fellow women in the community and enjoy light refreshments, please plan on attending one of the group’s upcoming meetings. Guests are encouraged to bring a friend.
Information: (910) 278-5518
Brunswick County Summer Camp Activities/Field Trips Throughout the summer Brunswick County Parks and Recreation and Communities In Schools (CIS) are teaming up to offer a summer full of fun and educational activities at an affordable cost. Activities will be actionpacked and will include two field trips per week to area attractions such as Jungle Rapids and Wonderworks. On-site activities include “sportacular” fun, tennis adventure, art from the heart, popcorn toss, fast-crafts, geo-caching, trivia and quiet reading. Registrations are now being accepted at each of the CIS After School elementary school locations throughout Brunswick County. Students from kindergarten through grade 5 can register for one to 11 weeks of fun for $110 per week. Information: (910) 253-5327 ext. 1432, www.cisbrunswick.org
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Information: Audrey Daigle, (910) 253-4473 or Karen Knighton, (910) 454-8018
Papa John’s Fund-Raiser for CIS of Brunswick County First Wednesdays The four Brunswick County locations of Papa John’s — Leland, Shallotte, Southport and Sunset Beach — are holding a fund-raiser to support the students and families served by Communities In Schools (CIS) of Brunswick County. On the first Wednesday of each month, the four locations will donate 25 percent of the day’s sales of specific pizza specials to support the programs and services CIS provides. On the first Wednesday of each month, place your pizza order by stopping in, calling or placing your order online at www.papajohns.com and asking how you can make a difference in a Brunswick County student’s life. Information: (910) 457-3494, www.cisbrunswick.org
Tuesdays & Thursdays The Oak Island Parks and Recreation Department is currently holding Boot Camp classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6 pm. The class is a moderate to high intensity, fat-burning, cardio workout. The cost is $4 for residents and $6 for nonresidents, paid to the instructor. Information: (910) 278-5518
Tai Chi Classes Saturdays Oak Island Parks and Recreation Department is offering Tai Chi classes on Saturdays at the Oak Island Recreation Center, 3003 E. Oak Island Drive. Two class sections are offered, based on experience level. Regular classes begin at 9:30 am, and the beginner’s class begins at 10:45 am. The drop-in fee for each class is $8 for residents and $10 for nonresidents. Payment can be made directly to the instructor. Information: (910) 278-5518 104
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Dementia/Alzheimer’s Grief and Support Group for Caregivers Third Wednesdays The Brunswick Center at Southport, 1513 N. Howe Street, Suite 1, offers a Grief and Support Group that meets every third Wednesday from 2 to 4 pm in the center’s library. Melannie Pate, MS, is the Wilmington Community Outreach Coordinator for Alzheimer’s North Carolina, Inc., and the facilitator for these monthly meetings. Melannie can help with questions regarding care and what private or public services may be available to help families navigate the difficult journey of caring for loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. No RSVP is necessary, and the meetings are free to attend. Information: (910) 454-0583
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Fans of local literature take note: The upcoming Coffee with the Authors series is set to begin this spring and will run through the end of the year. All events will take place at the Sunset River Marketplace at 10283 Beach Drive SW (Highway 179) in Calabash from 10 to 11 am. Coffee and breakfast will be offered as guests enjoy the company of a local author. Admission to these events is free, but due to limited seating, reservations are required. Call the telephone number at the end of this listing to make your reservations.
It’s that time of year again — time for the much-anticipated summer concert series at Sunset Beach. A variety of live musical acts are scheduled to perform on various dates, each taking place on Wednesday nights starting at 6:30 pm. Concerts will be held at The Village Park on Queen Anne Street in Sunset Beach. The first concert of the series will feature Fat Jack Bank on May 29. For information on other musical acts, call the number or visit the website below. All concerts are free to attend.
April 11 Jack Thompson – Memories of Myrtle Beach The official and beloved historian of Myrtle Beach, Jack Thompson has been a presence on the Grand Strand since the early 1950s. His coffee-table book includes a delightful narrative and features more than 100 of the area’s iconic landmarks and events.
Information: (910) 367-6396, www.sunsetnc.com/sunset-beach-concert-series
May 2 Howie Thompson – Bands; Fat Harold: the Legendary King of Shag After a successful coaching career, Howie Thompson began writing. When he moved to Little River, S.C., he fell in love with the area’s beach music. In 2012 he wrote the only authorized biography of local icon Harold Bessent and has just completed Bands, an in-depth look at some 60 local and regional bands that specialize in the genre. September 5 Patricia Branning – Shrimp, Collards and Grits Patricia Branning offers 144 pages of recipes, stories and beautiful works of art from the creeks and gardens of the Lowcountry. The author shares her love of cool verandas, brocaded parlors and the area’s rich bounty of land and sea. October 3 Ann Ipock – Life Is Short, I Wish I Was Taller; Life Is Short, So Read This Fast; Life Is Short, But It’s Wide Ann Ipock is an author, speaker and humorist who talks about the joys and challenges of Southern women. Her presentations always strike a chord with her audience. Best-selling author Dorothea Benton Frank says, “Ann Ipock’s writing is at once hilarious, and in the next breath, poignant.” November 7 Dr. Connie Numbers – The Dear One Letters This uplifting book uses everyday situations to deepen the reader’s relationship with him or herself in order to become a happier and wiser person. December 5 Becky Shuford – Woody and the Hens Michele Verhoosky – Molly Marie and the Amazing Jimmy Illustrated by N.C. artist Rena MacQueen Woody and the Hens is a charming tale of five young cousins who visit their grandparents’ farm and their favorite playmate Woody, a border collie with a gift for “rounding up.” Readers of all ages will love the touchingly tender tale of Molly Marie and the Amazing Jimmy, in which an old binky helps a little girl and a leprechaun grow brave enough to forge a magical friendship.
Historical Bicycle Tours of Southport Various dates The N.C. Maritime Museum of Southport is teaming up with The Adventure Kayak Company again this year for a series of Historical Bicycle Tours. Participants will enjoy guided tours along the waterfront and through live-oak canopied streets as they learn about various historic sites in the area. Fort Johnston, Brunswick Inn the Old Brunswick Jail, the Crimes of the Heart home and the Indian Trail will be among the many sites featured on the tours. The pace of the tours will be slow and easy, allowing each participant to soak in the local history and scenic surroundings. The cost for each tour is $20 per person and includes bike and helmet rental. For those with their own bike, the cost is only $15. All tours will meet at The Adventure Kayak Company, 807-A Howe Street in Southport. Space is limited, and advanced registration is required. Call to register. The following is the tour schedule for 2013: March 30 at 2 pm; April 20 at 9 am; May 25 at 9 am; June 15 at 9 am; July 6 at 8 am; August 3 at 8 am; September 7 at 8 am; October 5 at 9 am; and November 9 at 10 am. Information: (910) 454-0607, www.theadventurekayakcompany.com
Kayaking Excursions with Mahanaim Adventures May 17 Mahanaim Adventures and Brunswick County Parks and Recreation are teaming up again this spring to offer opportunities to enjoy our beautiful coastal landscape from the comfort of a kayak. It’s a great way to explore the waterways, meet new friends and try a new adventure. On May 17 Mahanaim Adventures presents the Sunset Kayaking Adventure on the Cape Fear River. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Cape Fear Region as you spot local birds and wildlife before ending the tour with a picnic meal and a breathtaking view of the sunset. The cost for this adventure is $40 per person (meal not included). Information: Don Harty, (910) 547-8252 or email@example.com
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Jeanne Jolly Coming to Brunswick County April 19 Award-winning singer-songwriter Jeanne Jolly will be coming to Playhouse 211, 4320-100 Southport Supply Road, in St. James on April 19. Jolly will take the stage at 7:30 pm, performing her soulful folk-pop songs with her signature voice. Tickets to the performance are on sale now and are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Visit the website below for ticket purchases. Information: (910) 200-7785, www.playhouse211.com
Brunswick County Special Olympics Spring Games April 19 Mark your calendars for the Brunswick County Special Olympics Spring Games on Friday, April 19 (rain date April 22). The games will be held at Town Creek Park (6420 Ocean Highway E.) in Winnabow and are sure to provide an exciting day of sportsmanship and community involvement. Opening ceremonies will begin at 9:45 am. For Brunswick County athletes, coaches and volunteers, the Special Olympics is a year round event that gives children and adults with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy at all levels and at no cost. The program is constantly adding new sports to give athletes many choices and rewarding opportunities to grow physically and socially and improve their overall quality of life. Information: Steve Goodwin, (910) 253-2679, email: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.sonc.net
First Annual Autism Awareness Day April 20 Put Together The Pieces - The Autism/Asperger’s Support Group of the Oak Island/Southport area is proud to present the first annual Autism Awareness Day event to be held Saturday, April 20 from noon to 5 pm at the Southport Parks and Recreation City Gym, 211 N. Atlantic Avenue. The event, which coincides with Autism Awareness Month, will be a day of education, support and celebration, highlighting the special needs of the autistic community. Information: Andrea Swepson, (910) 599-7812; Southport Parks and Recreation, (910) 457-7965
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15th Annual Oak Island Lighthouse Run & Walk April 20 The 15th annual Oak Island Lighthouse Run & Walk will be held Saturday, April 20, kicking off at 8 am from the N.C. Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell. The annual event has grown each year with a record participation last year of 612 people and estimated economic impact of more than $129,000. A great family-friendly event, the Oak Island Lighthouse Run & Walk showcases the beautiful beach communities of Oak Island and Caswell Beach. Participants can choose the 10K (6.2 miles), 5K (3.1 miles) or half-marathon (13.1 miles) course. Again this year, The Ricky Evans Gallery in Southport will donate an original design featuring the Oak Island Lighthouse, which will be used on the T-shirt and on the 240 awards given the winners in all three events. New to this year, the Wilmington, N.C.-based Go Time will provide professional timing and race management for the event. The entry fee for the 10K and 5K is $30 and the fee for the half-marathon is $45. Advance registration for the event is required. See the contact information below for details. Information: (910) 457-6964, www.lighthouse10k.com
11th Annual Home and Garden Show April 20 & 21 Back for its 11th year, the annual Home and Garden Show will take place April 20 and 21 from 10 am to 3 pm at Sea Trail Resort and Conference Center, 211 Clubhouse Road in Sunset Beach. This year’s Home and Garden Show will feature an array of vendors, entertainment, a kids’ learning area, food, live demonstrations and much more. A variety of vendors offering a wide range of products and services will be on hand. Whether you’re in the market for some beautiful plants and flowers or you’re looking for some home design and maintenance services, be sure to stop by. Admission is only $5 for adults, and children younger than 8 are admitted free of charge. Information: visit www.brunswickcountychamber.org or email Sandie Bell at email@example.com
Amateur Wine Competition at Wine Fest 2013 April 27 For the first time, Ocean Isle Museum Foundation, Inc. and the Ocean Isle Beach chapter of the American Wine Society are sponsoring an amateur wine competition as part of Wine Fest 2013. Enter your homemade wine for a chance to win a gold, silver or bronze medal in various award categories. Your wine will be judged by a panel of experts who will give you valuable feedback on your winemaking skills. Wines must be submitted to the Museum of Coastal Carolina by April 17. The entry fee is $15 for each wine entered. Competition winners will be announced at a medal ceremony at Wine Fest 2013 on April 27. Complete contest rules and entry forms are available at www.MuseumPlanetarium.org or call the number below and ask to have the information mailed to you. Information: (910)579-1016, www.MuseumPlanetarium.org
Wine Fest 2013 April 27 Ocean Isle Museum Foundation, Inc. and the Ocean Isle Beach chapter of the American Wine Society are sponsoring a Wine Fest fund-raiser on April 27 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at the Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E. Second Street in Ocean Isle Beach. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach and Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach. Attendees of the event will have the chance to sample a variety of wines provided by a local distributor, enjoy tasty treats provided by local restaurants, bid on interesting and unique live and silent auction items, socialize with friends and neighbors, and support two of the area’s best attractions. Tickets are $50 per person and are on sale now at the Museum of Coastal Carolina, Ingram Planetarium, Sunset River Marketplace and Victoria’s Ragpatch (Ocean Isle location only). Individual and corporate sponsorships for Wine Fest 2013 are still available, ranging from $125 to $5,000. Information: Deb Boyce, (910) 579-1016
Southport-Oak Island Golf Classic Seeks Golfers May 4 Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking golfers to play in the 2013 Southport-Oak Island Golf Classic. The Golf Classic will be held on Saturday, May 4 at the Oak Island Golf & Country Club, 928 Caswell Beach Road in Oak Island. The tournament format is four-person captain’s choice with a shot-gun start at 8:30 am. The four-person team entry fee is $380 and includes green fees, golf cart, breakfast biscuit, coffee, juice, hospitality cart, lunch and two mulligans per player. Information: Megan, (910) 457-6964 or stop by the office at 4433 Long Beach Road, Southport
Strawberry and Wine Fest
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Saturday, May 4
The Old Bridge Preservation Society (OBPS) is celebrating spring with its first annual Strawberry and Wine Fest. From noon to 6 p.m. at Silver Coast Winery, the festival will feature live music by The Imitations, a Wilmington-based band that plays a range of music from beach classics to oldies to blues. There will dance instruction and dance contests as well. Visitors are invited to bring lawn chairs to sit on the lawn. Strawberry treats, barbecue, hot dogs, sausages, wine, beer, sodas and Sunset Slush will be available for purchase. Local vendors will be on hand selling art. Admission is $5 per person. Proceeds will help OBPS continue the planned renovations to the Old Bridge and Tender House. Silver Coast Winery is at 6680 Barbeque Road NW in Ocean Isle Beach.
Come see Brunswick County businessmen trade in their suits and boots for dresses and heels at this year’s Womanless Beauty Pageant. A Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce event, the Womanless Beauty Pageant seeks to entertain guests while promoting local businesses. It’s sure to be a laugh-out-loud event for men and women alike. The event will take place on Thursday, May 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Tickets are $25 each and are available at the Brunswick County Chamber office, 4928 Main Street, Shallotte, The Brunswick Beacon, 208 Smith Avenue, Shallotte, and Farm Bureau Insurance, 4560 White Street, Shallotte. The location for the event is to be announced.
Waterway Art Association Exhibit and Sale May 18 - 23 The Waterway Art Association will present its 22nd Annual Art Exhibit and Sale from Saturday, May 18 to Thursday, May 23 from 11 am to 5 pm (4 pm on Sunday) at the Brunswick Community College Extension on N.C. 17 in Calabash. The art will be judged by Fritz Kapraun, Ph.D. Architectural Portraits. Kapraun is professor emeritus of biology at UNC Wilmington. He has experience as a botanical illustrator and received training through workshops in watercolor painting to formalize a life-long interest. Cash awards, merchandise and ribbons will be presented. This is a free event. Information: (910) 575-7919, (910) 575-2527
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Brunswick County Intercultural Festival 2013 September 7 The Brunswick County Intercultural Festival is back for another year, bringing the fun and excitement of various cultures to the community of Brunswick County. The festival will take place on Saturday, September 7 from 10 am to 4 pm on the grounds of Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College, 50 College Road in Supply. Attendees can enjoy food tastings, a variety of vendors, storytelling and live performances from different regions of the world, as well as children’s workshops and educational presentations. The event is free to attend, but there is an $8 fee for the international food-tasting event. Volunteers, vendors and sponsors are needed. Please use the contact information below to learn more. Information: (910) 842-6566 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
19th Annual FORE! KIDZ Golf Tournament
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May 18 South Brunswick Islands (SBI) Rotary Club is pleased to announce its 19th Annual FORE! KIDZ golf tournament at Tiger’s Eye in Ocean Ridge Plantation on Saturday, May 18. Last year’s tournament helped the SBI Rotary raise more than $25,000. These funds are used to support many local community as well as international nonprofit programs. Come be a part of this fun and exciting event while enjoying golf at one of the area’s most beautiful and scenic locations. The tournament will include three flights of play with prizes to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams in each flight. Golfers should plan to arrive well before the 9 am shotgun start so they can enjoy the free breakfast buffet and get in some practice at the driving range. Golfers must apply as complete foursomes only. The entry fee per foursome is $500 and includes the breakfast buffet, driving range balls, greens and cart fees, hot lunch, non-alcoholic beverages on the course, one ticket for the door prize drawing, a golfer’s “goody bag,” and a FORE! KIDZ Golf Tournament souvenir. Teams may visit www.sbirotaryreg.org to register and pay online. The SBI Rotary Club donates 100% of the net proceeds from all fund-raising activities to local, regional and international charitable programs. Local businesses that are looking for a way to support programs for kids are encouraged to become a sponsor. There are several levels of sponsorship available. Anyone interested in becoming a local sponsor or signing up a foursome to play, should contact Bobby Johnson at the email address or phone number listed below.
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Big Toy Day May 18 The 5th Annual Big Toy Day is set for Saturday, May 18 from 11 am to 3 pm at the Cape Fear Regional Jetport on Airport Road (behind the airport) in Oak Island. Planes, trucks, automobiles and other vehicles will be on display for all to admire. Free Young Eagle flights for youngsters ages 8 to 17 will be offered by EAA Chapter 939 from noon until 2:30 pm (parent or legal guardian must be present). Camel and pony rides, other activities, souvenirs and refreshments will also be available for a nominal charge. Admission is $5 per person (kids younger than 5 get in free). The proceeds benefit the programs and services of Communities In Schools of Brunswick County, Inc. Information: (910) 457-3494; www.cisbrunswick.org
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The N.C. Fourth of July Festival Announces Headliners and Seeks Community Entertainment
Brunswick Family Assistance 10K and 5K at Sea Trail
July 1 – 4
The Brunswick Family Assistance 10K, 5K and 1-mile Fun Run and 10K Walk will be held at beautiful Sea Trail Resort and Convention Center, 211 Clubhouse Road in Sunset Beach on Saturday, September 7. The 10K and 5K race will begin at 8 am, the 1-mile Fun Run will begin at 7:40 am and the 10K Walk will begin at 7:30 am. The courses are flat and fast traveling through the pretty neighborhoods of Sea Trail. Indoor bathrooms and changing areas are available, and the awards ceremony will be held in a large clubhouse cabana with refreshments, prize drawings and other festivities. The race features an interesting, fast course, nice shirts, two-deep awards in five-year age groups, and three-deep awards in overall winner categories. Walkers and jog strollers are welcome. If you’d like to preregister, stop by New Balance of Wilmington in the Mayfaire shopping center on Friday, September 6 from 4 to 6 pm to register and pick up a pre-race packet. Registration will also be available on-site the day of the race at the large cabana to the right of the Sea Trail clubhouse. All race proceeds after expenses go to Brunswick Family Assistance Agency. BFA helps needy people in Brunswick Country with nutritional assistance and other vital services.
The N.C. Fourth of July Festival is pleased to announce its headliner bands for the 2013 festival. On Monday, July 1 Carolina Breakers will play a mix of Motown, funk, R&B and disco at Beach Day in Middleton Park Extension Soccer Field from 6 to 9 pm. On Tuesday, July 2 from 7 to 10 pm, CC Martin will play a mix of rock and country. On Wednesday, July 3 the crowds will be dancing in the streets as Tru Sol Band performs a mix of Motown, dance and R&B from 7 to 10 pm. The festival will wrap up on Thursday, July 4 with the dance, funk, rock & roll and beach music of Mark Roberts Band from 6 to 9 pm. The festival staff is currently seeking community entertainment for the main stage from 1 to 4 pm daily from July 2 through 4. If your band or group would like to be considered, please contact the festival staff at the phone number below. Be ready to give your group/ band’s name, contact info including website, type of entertainment and date/time preference. Community entertainment is not compensated; however, sound equipment will be provided. Information: (910) 457-5578
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Local Ministry to Hold Raffle for New House or Car August 4 Foundation of Faith Ministries, Inc. of Shallotte is planning to hold an exciting raffle in which one lucky winner will win a new house or a new car. Pastor Kevin Matthews of Foundations of Faith Ministries is organizing the raffle with the hopes of raising enough money to build a church in Kenya and an orphanage in Nepal. Proceeds from the raffle will also go to benefit other local ministries. The organization is hoping to sell 2,000 tickets at $100 each to help fund their mission. As of this writing, the drawing is scheduled to take place on August 4, but if the tickets sell out sooner, the drawing may be held earlier. The home that’s up for grabs is a 1,200-square-foot house in Shell Point with views of the Shallotte Inlet River. The car being raffled off has yet to be determined. Walmart gift cards will also be raffled. The organization is offering flexible payment options for the raffle tickets, which can be paid for in two or four installments. All money for tickets must be received by July 30. Information: Kevin Matthews, (910) 755-7614
May Programs at Museum of Coastal Carolina / Ingram Planetarium Various dates May 4: Join members of the Ocean Isle Beach Sea Turtle Protection Organization at the Museum of Coastal Carolina at 11 am as they present an entertaining and educational program about the sea turtles that nest on our shores every summer. May 11: Give Mom a Break Day at the Museum of Coastal Carolina, starting at 11 am, offers kids an opportunity to make a take-home craft for mom. At 7 pm, come to Ingram Planetarium for Space Day: A Celebration of Space Exploration. On May 18: The Museum of Coastal Carolina presents Who Are You Swimming With? at 11 am. This informative and fun program features information about the creatures that share the ocean and beach with you, while also highlighting some basic beach safety guidelines that could save your life. The Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium begin their summer schedules on May 24. Both facilities will be open six days a week (closed Sundays) from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street in Ocean Isle Beach. Ingram Planetarium is located at 7625 High Market Street in Sunset Beach. Information: www.MuseumPlanetarium.org
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