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Why We Live Here Our Guide to Finding a Home in Your Dream Location

Oak Island Par Three at South Harbor

Bluesman Randy McQuay

Spring Spirits: Southern Sorbet Float


New medical plaza offers you convenient care close to home When it comes to your health, convenient access to the care you need is important. That’s why we have opened Novant Health South Brunswick Medical Plaza in Carolina Shores. The five clinics at the new building will offer primary, surgical, urology and ob-gyn care, along with imaging services. Novant Health Family & Internal Medicine South Brunswick (formerly called Novant Health Internal Medicine Calabash) 910-579-8363 • nhfamilyinternalmedsouthbrunswick.org Novant Health Surgical Associates — Also offering locations in Bolivia and Southport 910-721-4000 • nhsurgicalassociates.org Novant Health OB/GYN — Also offering locations in Bolivia and Leland 910-721-4050 • novanthealthobgyn.org Novant Health Urology Partners — Scheduled to open in May; also offering locations in Bolivia and Southport 910-721-4150 • nhurologypartnersbrunswick.org Novant Health Imaging South Brunswick — Offers X-rays and ultrasounds, along with mobile MRIs and mammograms; walk-ins welcome 910-721-4190 Novant Health South Brunswick Medical Plaza 75 Emerson Bay Road SW Carolina Shores, NC 28462

Call to schedule an appointment today or visit NovantHealth.org to learn more. © Novant Health, Inc. 2016





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Table of contents

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2016 Real Estate Guide Brunswick County is fortunate to have outstanding communities and home builders; learn more about them here.

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publisher’s note

By Justin Williams

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sbm contributors

Meet the contributors to South Brunswick Magazine

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what’s happening

Upcoming events you won’t want to miss

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business buzz

Keeping up with the local business scene

110 business profiles

116 faces & places Coastal Integrative Health Grand Opening, Coastal Consumer Showcase, Business After Hours at Floor Coverings International

119 what’s happened What’s been going on around town

128 tide charts Tracking the highs and lows at Shallotte Inlet from May to July

129 ad index

Our directory of advertisers

130 capture the moment

Lisette L Montreal visits Island Breeze and Island Classic Interiors

A contest for SBM readers. Photo by Frank Ellison

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spirits

Southern Sorbet Float By Sandi Grigg

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what’s cookin’

Spring Salad with Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing By Sandi Grigg

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What’s happening in North Brunswick County

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community

Two sisters make a fresh start in Southport. By Barbara Simmons

46 around town Oak Island Par Three at South Harbour by Jane Hill

102 across the cape fear Randy McQuay’s Life Lessons in Song By Shannon Rae Gentry

114 snippets Happenings on the local scene 10

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South Brunswick Magazine – Spring 2016 Volume 7, Issue 3 CEO/Publisher: Justin Williams Chief Administrative Officer: Sandi Grigg Editor: Molly Harrison Art Director: Andy Garno Account Executives:

Lee Ann Bolton Joe Cipalla

Wendy Hunt George Jacob

Contributing Photographers: Megan Deitz Lindsey A. Miller Jason Frizzelle Barbara Simmons Genie Leigh Photography James Stefiuk Kristin Goode Time 2 Remember Wendy Hunt Contributing Writers:

Dr. Roc McCarthy is Welcoming New Patients at Atlantic Urology - NHRMC Physician Group

Board certified in urology, Dr. McCarthy is welcoming new patients at the Brunswick Forest office. As a patient of NHRMC Physician Group, you will enjoy seamless connectivity to more than 200 specialists and NHRMC, the region’s top-ranked hospital, through one secure, shared electronic medical record. You can also use NHRMC MyChart to request appointments, email your doctor, view test results and more. Call for an appointment 910.254.1033 12

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g n i d n a L r o b r A t a h c a e b Life’s a at Ocean Isle.

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Let the worries of daily living drift away with our array of services and amenities. Discover the home, lifestyle, and security you’ve been searching for. Designed with you in mind, our residents enjoy Spacious studio, one & two bedroom apartments Daily social activities 24 hour on-site staff 3 restaurant style meals served daily Assisted services such as medication reminders and wellness checks offered

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Letters We welcome your letters and comments about SBM. Send your letters to PO Box 1361, Leland, NC 28451 or email them to info@SouthBrunswickMagazine.com. When sending your letters, keep in mind they may or may not be published in a future issue of SBM. The publisher reserves the right to make the final decision.

Writing Opportunities We are always willing to consider freelance writers and article ideas. Please send suggestions or inquiries to South Brunswick Magazine, Attn: Editor, PO Box 1361, Leland, NC 28451. Or email us at edit@SouthBrunswickMagazine.com.

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Void where prohibited. Home features described and depicted herein are subject to change without notice. Illustrations are artists renderings. Some items illustrated or pictured are optional and are at an additional cost. Dimensions are approximate. Home and customer-speciic, detailed drawings and speciications will be furnished to each customer as part of their builder contract. Floor plans/elevations are subject to change without notice. Š Logan Homes 2015

About the cover: Photographer Barbara Simmons captured this photo of the Atlantic Ocean. Scenes like this are what drew Simmons and her sister to relocate to Southport. You can read about the sisters and their new beach lifestyle starting on page 41. If moving to Brunswick County is your dream, too, be sure to check out our 2016 Real Estate Guide starting on page 51. 14

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Dr. Khaled Elraie

McLeod Gastroenterology Seacoast Specialty Practice Provides Excellence In Gastrointestinal Care. Our community has a growing need for gastrointestinal specialists. That’s why McLeod Health is pleased to announce the opening of McLeod Gastroenterology Seacoast. Dr. Khaled Elraie, a highly-skilled specialist, leads the practice in treating conditions that affect the digestive organs and performing procedures including colonoscopy and advanced endoscopy. “I look forward to establishing this new practice and providing the highest quality care to area residents,” says Dr. Elraie. Common Conditions Treated: • Colon Polyps and Cancer • Hepatitis • Reflux • Peptic Ulcer Disease • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis) • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Disease • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) • Pancreatitis Dr. Elraie is accepting new patients by physician referral.

McLeod Gastroenterology Seacoast McLeod Seacoast Medical Office Building 3980 Hwy 9 East, Suite 320 Little River, SC 29566 843.366.3715 McLeodPhysicians.org

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Above: Publisher Justin Williams and his daughter, Ava, enjoying southeastern North Carolina.

On the Other Side of Winter I couldn’t be happier with the way our winter went. The predominantly warm weather made for some great outdoor winter memories and reminded me of why I, and probably a lot of you, moved to this area. I arrived in Brunswick County on the first of a January many years ago, and I was in shorts in 78 degree weather. Winter days like that keep me ever grateful for my decision to relocate here. And now that we’re on the other side of winter, in the thick of spring, I can hardly contain my happiness for the season. Our team has put together a great spring issue for you. As a reflection of the thriving real estate community in Brunswick County, we’ve got several stories about the neighborhoods, builders and residents that have relocated here. We have an entire section devoted to real estate, including market statistics from 2015, top builders ranked by permits pulled, and most expensive homes sold in each area of Brunswick County in 2015. We’ve got a story about two 16

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sisters who relocated to Southport and are sharing their talents with the community. We have a story about the new South Harbour Par 3 Golf Course, which is creating some excitement among local residents in Brunswick County. We know you’ll enjoy the story about talented local musician Randy McQuay, who won the 2015 International Blues Challenge. We hope you love what we’ve compiled for you in this issue. As always, we appreciate your feedback and hope that you’ll support our advertisers.

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SOUTH Brunswick magazine contributors

Sandi Grigg

Chief Administrative Officer and Contributor

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

Joe Cipalla

Account Executive

As a resident of Leland since 2007, I have really seen the growth of Brunswick County. I’m originally from the frozen tundra of Erie, Pa., so of course I love the weather and the beaches of Brunswick County, and I also love the people. I am a proud father of four children with my beautiful wife of 14 years. When I am not working I can be found spending time with my family or coaching baseball and basketball with the youth here in Leland. I also have passions for cooking, camping, fishing and just about all sports. I’m happy to be selling advertising for Carolina Marketing Company. With more than 15 years of direct sales experience, I believe that putting the client first is what it’s all about.

Lindsey A. Miller

Photographer

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

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What’s happening

Volunteers Needed Liberty Hospice is recruiting volunteers to visit patients’ homes to provide companionship and respite support, as well as volunteers to help in the office with clerical and bereavement services or in your own home sewing memory bears. They have all kinds of great ways to enhance the lives of hospice patients and their families. They provide free, flexible training and require a background check, drug screen and PPD. Information: (910) 712-6444

Spring Cleaning to Benefit CIS Thrift Shops While you’re in spring-cleaning mode, be sure to donate your discarded treasures to Communities In Schools Thrift Shops. Donating and shopping at CIS thrift shops supports the local economy, gives customers great deals and supports a good cause. Every donation is rewarded with a tax receipt to benefit the donor’s income taxes, and the money from each purchase goes back in to CIS programs helping students in Brunswick County stay in school. CIS Thrift Shops accept gently used or new clothing for ladies, men and children, shoes, home décor, jewelry, housewares, electronics, artwork, music-related items, sports-related items, tools, books, magazines and comic books, furniture, bicycles, etc. “We want the customer experience at our thrift shops to be more of a boutique retail experience,” says Todd Beane, CIS Thrift Shop operations manager. “Customers really support the community with their donations and purchases. It’s a fun way to shop, save money and support CIS educational programs right here in Brunswick County.” CIS operates three thrift shops throughout Brunswick County: The Boiling Spring Lakes Thrift Shop at 3000 George II Highway in Boiling Spring Lakes; the Southport Thrift Shop at 1635 Howe Street in Southport; and the Sunset Beach Thrift Shop at 1780-8 Chandlers Lane in Sunset Beach. For information call (910) 457-3494.

Sunset Beach Concerts

May 25 to August 31 Sunset Beach Concerts will be held on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9 pm at The Village Park on Queen Anne Street SW. Concerts are free, and food and soda are available. Bring a lawn chair. This year’s lineup: May 25: The Embers & Craig Woolard, beach music June 1: Rubberband, variety June 8: Liquid Pleasure, dance band June 15: Jim Quick & Coastline, beach/variety June 22: Darrel Harwood, country June 29: Blackwater Rhythm & Blues, party/variety July 6: Bantum Rooster, variety July 13; The Vistas, show band

July 27: Big Time Party Band, party band August 3: Trey Calloway, country August 10: Tim Clark, beach variety August 17: Mark Roberts, variety/rock August 24: Band of Oz, beach August 31: The Legacy,Motown Information: info@sunsetbeachconcerts.com; sunsetbeachconcerts.com

Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center Ostomy Support Group

May 28 Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center is offering a monthly ostomy support group for patients to share experiences, provide support to one another and learn about the most updated products and ostomy information. A certified wound ostomy nurse will be at each meeting to answer questions and address concerns. An ostomy is a surgically created opening in the body for the discharge of bodily waste. The most common ostomies are colostomies (opening of the colon) and ileostomies (opening of the small intestine). Frequently these surgical openings affect patients’ body image and self-esteem. “Often patients feel alone, scared and even ashamed after an ostomy surgery,” said Danae Cook Blanks, a certified wound ostomy nurse (CWON) with Brunswick Medical Center. “This program is meant to encourage patients and provide moral support. We want this support group to be a place to discuss tips and tricks to manage ostomies, while also giving patients an outlet to share with others who understand.” The president of the Novant Health Ostomy Support Group is Lynn Moore, a hospital volunteer and local community member. “Each new patient has questions about food, travel, supplies, skin care and more,” Moore said. “I’m proud Novant Health now offers a place to get those answers. As a colostomy volunteer, I want to be a listener, a friend, an example and a supporter to each new patient or caregiver who joins us.” The Novant Health Ostomy Support Group typically meets on the fourth Sunday of each month from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the first floor conference room at Brunswick Medical Center. Information: (910) 721-2018

Historical Southport Bicycle Tours

May 28, June 18, July 9, August 13, September 3 and October 8 North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport has partnered with the Adventure Kayak Company to offer Historical Southport Bicycle Tours. The guided tour will wind through live oak canopied streets and along the waterfront, incorporating local history. Participants will pedal past Fort Johnston, homes of Pilots and Blockade Runners, the Brunswick Inn, and the Old Yacht Basin, where several movies have been filmed. The tour is $25 per person and includes use of bike and helmet. Bring your own bicycle and helmet and join the fun for $20. Space is limited. Advance registration is required. Information: ncmaritimemuseums.com

July 20: Smokin’ Hot with Gary Lowder, beach/variety

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Turtle Talks in Ocean Isle Beach

May 30 Turtle talks are held on Monday afternoon from 3:30 to 4:30 pm at the Museum of Coastal Carolina on 21 East 2nd Street. They are free with admission to the museum. Information: (910) 579-1016

First Friday Gallery Walk

June 3 Browse and shop the creations of local artists in Southport from 5 to 7 pm. Franklin Square Gallery Art, The Ricky Evans Gallery, Lantana’s Gallery and Silver Coast Winery Tasting Room & Gallery are all participating. Information: (910) 457-1129

Shallotte’s Farmers Market

June 4 The Shallotte Farmer’s Market is held every Saturday through September 10 from 8 am until noon at Mulberry Park. Here you will find fresh local produce, arts and crafts, and more. Enjoy shopping in the open air filled with music by local musicians beginning at 10 am. Information: (910) 754-4032

Holden Beach Concerts

June 5 Each Sunday night at 6:30 pm, families gather at the Holden Beach pavilion for free summer concerts at the Holden Beach Pavilion. On June 5, Jim Quick and Coastline will perform their beach/variety music. Put on your dancing shoes and bring your beach chairs. The Pavilion is located at the end of Jordan Boulevard in Holden Beach. Admission is free. Information: (910) 253-2031

Oak Island Farmer’s Market

June 6 Oak Island Farmer’s and Artisan’s Market is open every Monday through September 5 from 8 am to 1 pm. Customers can purchase fresh produce, homemade jams, cakes and a variety of homemade goods including jewelry, rugs, potholders and many more items. It is located at Middleton Park on the Oak Island soccer fields. There is plenty of parking in the cabana parking lot, directly across the street from the market. Information: (910) 278-5518

Brunswick Civil War Round Table

June 7 On June 7 Susannah Ural, Ph.D., will present on the Irish in the Civil War. Ural is a prolific author, an associate professor of history at the University of Southern Mississippi and a fellow in USM’s Center for the Study of War & Society. She specializes in 19th-century America, with an emphasis on the socio-military experiences of Civil War soldiers and their families. Susannah returns to the round table, and will speak on the Irish in the Civil War, based on her book “The Harp and the Eagle.” The meeting will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church on Nash Street in Southport. Registration and refreshments begin at 6:30 pm; the programs begin at

7 pm. The visitor admission fee is $10 and can be applied toward the $25 annual membership dues. Meetings are usually held on the first Tuesday of the month except during July and August. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join the 950+ members of this nonprofit organization, which is the largest Civil War Round Table in the country. Information: (910) 278-3545; brunswickcivilwarroundtable.com

Teens in Leadership Training – Youth Volunteer Program

June 9 4-H Teens in Leadership Training TiLT youth volunteers primary purpose is to teach 4-H and Cooperative Extension curriculum to elementary school age youth in after-school, in-school and summer community programs. TiLT 4-H Youth Volunteers receive training in Leadership, Child Development, Experiential Learning, Healthy Living, Environmental Awareness and Presentation Skills so they are equipped to teach. Programming concentrates on helping teens acquire life skills from becoming volunteer teachers of 4-H and Cooperative Extension curriculum. Targeted skills with the TiLT program include but are not limited to Communication, Nurturing Relationships, Community Service, Leadership, Contributing to Group Effort, Marketable Skills, Teamwork, Self-responsibility, Healthy Lifestyle Choices, Service Learning, Learning to Learn, Planning/Organizing and more. Information: (910) 253-2610; angie_lawrence@ncsu.edu

Kiwanis Golf Tournament

June 11 The Southport-Oak Island Kiwanis Club will hold its annual golf tournament on Saturday, June 11 at Lockwood Folly Golf Course. Check-in for golfers will begin at 7:30 am with a shotgun start at 9 am. Breakfast, lunch and drinks are included in the $75 registration fee. A registration form is available on the Southport-Oak Island Kiwanis Club website. Proceeds from the golf tournament will support the ongoing programs of the Kiwanis club for the children of Brunswick County. Information: southport-oakisland-kiwanis.org

Battleship 101

June 11 Volunteers stationed throughout the ship engage visitors in specific subjects including gunnery, radar, sickbay, galley, engineering and daily shipboard life. This is an opportunity to talk one on one about what life was like aboard a WWII Battleship in the time of combat. The program is included with Battleship admission and is for all ages. Information: (910) 251-5797

Jr. Jolly Mon - Rock the Dock

June 16 The Jr. Jolly Mon Rock the Dock gives kids who might be too young or unable to compete in the Jr. Jolly Mon or Jolly Mon fishing tournaments an opportunity to be involved in a fun, family-oriented fishing tournament. The Jolly Mon recognizes the importance of the family and fishing and offers a complimentary dinner for everyone and medallions Spring 2016

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for all junior anglers participating in the event. Rock the Dock is for children ages 12 years old and younger. The Jolly Mon Rock the Dock offers a variety of prize gift cards. Information: (910) 253-3474; oifc.com/rockthedock

Kids Fishing Derby

June 16 Oak Island Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a free fishing derby on from 10 am to 12 pm at the Oak Island Pier. The derby is free and open to all youth ages 12 and younger. There will be many prizes. Participants will need to bring their own rod and bait. Information: (910) 278-5518

Jr. Jolly Mon

June 17 Held at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center, the Jr. Jolly Mon brings families together for great food, fun and fishing. There’s complimentary dinner for everyone, and medallions are given for all junior anglers. Information: (910) 253-3474

Father’s Day Concert

June 18 Beginning at 6 pm the Men of Respect and Ladies of Distinctions present Bluelight Basement Father’s Day Mega Concert at the Odell Williamson Auditorium. Join the festivities and enjoy a free buffet. Information: (800) 754-1050

Jolly Mon King Classic

June 18 and 19 The Jolly Mon King Classic is a captain’s choice format fishing tournament. Pick one of the two days to fish. Prizes are awarded in a variety of categories. The Jolly Mon King Classic brings fishermen and their families together for great food, fun and fishing at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center. Information: (910) 253-3474; oifc.com/tournaments

Oak Island VFW Bingo

June 20 & 22, 27 & 29 The Oak Island VFW holds Bingo open to the public on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm. A fee is charged, and cash prizes are awarded. Information: (910) 278-9978

Howl at the Moon

June 20, July 19 This beach party is a Bald Head Island tradition each month when the full moon rises out of the Atlantic Ocean. The Howl party (as it’s called by the locals) happens on East Beach Access 39 when the moon rises and the entire group breaks into a collective howl around a blazing bonfire. Attendees bring food and drink to share, and the Maritime Market brings huge pots of soup and some appetizers as well. The event takes place from 7 to 9 pm at East Beach Access 39. The event draws hundreds and is free and open to all. Information: maritimemarketbhi.com/howl.aspx 24

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NC 4th of July Festival Freedom Run

June 25 For more than 30 years the NC 4th of July Festival Freedom Run has been racing through Southport. Held annually the Saturday before the festival, the 5K run and 1 mile Fun Run begin and end at the beautiful Waterfront Park. The 5K Freedom Run begins at 8 am with the firing of “Thor,” Southport Historical Society’s cannon, and continues along a beautiful, scenic trail of Southport’s waterfront and historic downtown. Information: (910) 457-6964

Sea Notes Choral Society Patriotic Concert

June 25 & 26 Sea Notes Choral Society’s Patriotic Concert “American Patriot” will be held on Saturday, June 25 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, June 26 at 3 pm at Brunswick Community College’s Odell Williamson Auditorium in Supply. Lois Moore will direct the singers. The 150-member chorus has performed an array of styles of music for more than 40 years. Concerts are always free to the public, but donations are welcomed as Sea Notes is a nonprofit organization. Information: (910) 253-5965

Fireworks and Freedom Celebration Ocean Isle Style

July 3 Beginning at 9 pm at the Ocean Isle Beach Pier, the Fourth of July will be celebrated with fireworks. The pier is located at 1 West 1st Street. The show is free. Information: (910) 579-2166

Historical Southport Bicycle Tours

July 9 Join in on the monthly Historical Southport Bicycle tours sponsored by the N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport and The Adventure Kayak Company, Inc. Tour begins at 8 am and additional tours are available upon request with four or more participants. Bring friends and family for your own personal tour. Tour fee is $20 if bring your own bike and helmets (required). The tour fee is $28 with bike rental. Located at The Adventure Kayak Company, Inc, 807 N. Howe Street in Southport. Information: (910)457-0607

Kids Farm Camp

July 18–27 Greenlands Farm is a true homestead farm in which the farmers live off of what they produce: fruits, vegetables and goats milk (for making goats milk soap). Children do the same during the week they spend at this camp. They eat, can and bake what is grown on the farm and experience modern homestead farming, including the sustainable practices of permaculture, organic farming, composting and rain cisterns. They will get hands-on experience by milking goats and learning soap making with the milk they collect. Greenlands Farm also has rescue farm animals used to educate children. Information: (910) 253-7934


National Lighthouse Weekend Celebration

August 7 Celebrate National Lighthouse Weekend in honor of Old Baldy’s 199th birthday. Events and activities include some of the favorite annual pirate festival events and activities, including the popular Rubber Duck Race. Information: (910) 457-7481

Howl at the Moon

August 18 Join an island tradition and the largest beach party each month when the full moon rises out of the Atlantic Ocean from 7 to 9 pm. The “Howl” party (as it’s called by the locals) happens on East Beach Access 39 when the Moon rises and the entire group breaks into a collective “howl!” around a blazing bonfire. Attendees bring food and drink to share and the Maritime Market brings huge pots of soup and some appetizers as well. The event draws hundreds each Summer and is free and open to all. Information: maritimemarketbhi.com/ howl.aspx

Leland Under the Lights - Car Show

August 20 If you enjoy being with some of the hottest cars and trucks then come join us at the 13th annual Leland Under the Lights car show! This event will be held in Brunswick Forest from 3 to 8 pm. The event will have various vendors, various restaurants to dine in and enjoy great music coming from Brian White with Jammin’ 99.9 on location. Goody bags will be given to the first 100 cars to register. Information: (910) 383-0553

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Yoga at Sunset Beach Park

August 13 Join us for Community Donation Based yoga in the park from 10 to 11 am!! Suggested donation $7. All bodies/levels welcome! Proceeds for this Vinyasa Flow based class will go to www.communitymoves.org, Movement Works new non profit sister organization!! Do yoga for a great cause! Information: www.mvmtworks.com

Located along the Cape Fear River in Southport, N.C., Deep Point Marina offers comfortable dockage for both large and small vessels, along with easy ocean, ICW and river access. Slips are available for lease on a daily, monthly and annual basis. The Harbormaster Store, open to the general public as well as marina guests, offers beverages, snacks and ice. Transient boaters and annual slipholders enjoy use of the new swimming pool, shower and laundry facilities. Call 910-269-2380 today, or e-mail 1301 Ferry Road, Southport, NC dpmarina@bhisland.com, or use VHF channel 16. www.DeepPointMarina.com Spring 2016

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Business buzz

ATMC Holds Successful United Way Campaign

“I am very excited about the opportunity to lead this organization,” Miller said. “I have always had a tremendous amount of respect for ATMC. The strong position the cooperative is in is a testament to the vision and outstanding job done by the ATMC Board of Directors and former General Managers Allen Russ and Roger Cox.” Photography: Contributed

ATMC’s 2015–16 United Way Campaign has raised more than $24,500 to help local residents in need. Fundraising activities included an employee-giving campaign and a silent auction. Numerous local merchants contributed items and gift certificates for the silent auction.

Director of North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher Speaks at Shallotte Rotary

“Our staff has always been generous in giving back,” said ATMC CEO Allen Russ. “We all know local folks who have been directly impacted by United Way funded agencies, and we know that these funds are being put to good use. We are proud to be able to support the Cape Fear Area United Way and thankful that we are able to give back.” Money raised during the 2015–16 campaign will be dispersed in 2016 for a wide scope of community, health, human service and educational needs in the region. ATMC and its employees have contributed approximately $250,000 to United Way within the past ten years and were presented the Cape Fear Area United Way’s 2015 President’s Choice Award in recognition of its strong per capita giving and consistent participation. Photography: Contributed

ATMC Board Names O’Neal Miller General Manager/CEO The Board of Directors for Atlantic Telephone Membership Corporation (ATMC) has announced that O’Neal Miller has been named general manager and CEO after former General Manager Roger Cox stepped away from the position due to medical reasons. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Miller comes to ATMC following 35 years of service at Conway, S.C.–based Horry Telephone Cooperative (HTC), where he held the position of Chief Executive of Financial Operations for 25 years until his retirement in 2013. While at HTC, Miller played an integral role in helping the company grow into the largest telephone cooperative in the nation. During his career, Miller served in leadership positions on a variety of industry-related regional and state boards. He is a past recipient of the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA) Management Achievement Award, an accolade presented annually to one recipient chosen from more than 500 independent telephone companies across the United States.

Peggy Sloan, director of the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, recently spoke at a Shallotte Rotary Club meeting. Peggy related that the North Carolina Aquariums fall under the umbrella of the state’s Department of Cultural and Natural Resources. The aquariums are in the Nature division, which also includes the state’s zoos and parks. Sloan stated that a bond referendum would provide $75 million in funding to renovate the state’s zoos, parks and aquariums. She related that more than 450,000 people visit the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher each year, that it employs 80 staff and has 250 volunteers. In March, she said, the Aquarium held dinosaur exhibit, and the butterfly bungalow will return on April 23. Photography: Contributed

Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Announces Golden Pineapple Awards

Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce recently awarded seven local businesses a Golden Pineapple Award. Golden Pineapple Awards are given quarterly to those businesses nominated by their customers for providing consistent and exceptional customer service. Winter 2015 Golden Pineapple Award Winners were: Amusement & Entertainment: Yeah Right Charters in Southport Food & Beverages: Southport Tea House Spring 2016

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Professionals: Brunswick Oral & MaxilloFacial Surgery in Southport, Investments by the Sea Broker/Realtor Seth Robbins in Southport-Oak Island area, River Road Animal Hospital in Southport Service: Bridge Water Cleaning in Southport and Cooper Electric in Southport The next Golden Pineapple nominations will be taken until April 30. If you would like to nominate a business that has provided you with exceptional customer service, go to southport-oakisland. com and click on the Golden Pineapple Nomination picture on the front page or stop by the chamber’s office and fill out a brief nomination form. Photography: Contributed

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage New Hires and Promotions Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage has promoted two members of its management team to guide the company’s continued growth and success in southeastern North Carolina. Denise Kinney, formerly vice president, director of sales, has been promoted to vice president, general manager. Tom O’Neill, formerly broker in charge and manager of the South Brunswick and Holden Beach offices, has been promoted to director of sales for the entire company. As VP/General Manager, Kinney will oversee and streamline operations, manage the Brokers-in-Charge who oversee each of the company’s 11 offices and manage the Relocation and Internet Leads departments. Kinney received her real estate license in 2001 and joined Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage in 2007. In his new role as Director of Sales, O’Neill will work with the company’s existing agents to develop and grow their business, better serve their buyers and sellers and execute new ideas to increase production. He will work out of Sea Coast Advantage’s headquarters office in Wilmington so he can have easier access to the firm’s 425+ agents from Jacksonville to Holden Beach. A UNCW graduate, O’Neill started his real estate career in 2004 with a large brokerage and development firm in Las Vegas. He returned to Wilmington in 2012 and joined Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage the same year. Jennifer Brown, a 10-year veteran of the Brunswick County real estate industry, has joined Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage as managing broker of its South Brunswick and Holden Beach offices. Brown moved to Brunswick County in 2005 and since then has been a successful Realtor and property manager and an active member of the Brunswick County Association of Realtors (BCAR). As managing broker, Brown is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the South Brunswick and Holden Beach offices, 28

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as well as agent recruiting, training and support. The South Brunswick office is located at 5826 Beach Drive SW in Shallotte and the Holden Beach office, which opened in 2014, is located at 3247 Holden Beach Road. Together, these offices serve the communities of Carolina Shores, Calabash, Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, Holden Beach, Shallotte, Oak Island, Caswell Beach, Boiling Spring Lakes, Bolivia, St. James, and Varnamtown. “We anticipate the real estate market will continue to strengthen in 2016, and as the number one real estate firm in the region, we’ve seen a significant increase in demand for services from both our agents and their customers,” said Tim Milam, president of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage. Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage is the largest and topselling real estate company in New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender and Onslow counties, with more than $1.2 billion in closed sales volume and more than 5,800 closed sales transactions in 2015. Photography: Contributed

Dosher Sells Nursing Center License to Liberty Healthcare The Dosher Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees recently voted to sell the state license for the Dosher Nursing Center to Liberty Healthcare & Rehabilitative Services for $1.28 million. Ten firms responded to Dosher’s advertised request for proposals by a January 22, 2016, deadline, and three submitted formal bids to acquire the license. The Board of Trustees reviewed the offers and selected Liberty’s as not only the highest but also the best bid. “The proposal by Liberty fulfilled our requirements to build a replacement nursing center in or within 5 miles of Smithville Township, accept all current residents regardless of payment method, and offer first consideration for staffing to current Dosher Nursing Center employees,” Board Chair Sherri Marshall said. “The bid by Liberty was the most comprehensive and complete. The trustees feel very comfortable with this decision.” Board Finance Committee Chair Rev. Jim White said this was an excellent result for the community. “Area residents will get a new, state-of-the-art facility, close by, operated by a leading skilled nursing organization,” White said. “This makes good business sense and allows Dosher to maintain focus on core hospital and clinic operations.” Last year Dosher formed a study committee to obtain input from groups of families of Nursing Center residents, physicians, community leaders and Dosher Board members. Each of the groups reached the same conclusion that selling the license was the best option for the future of the Nursing Center and its residents. A formal agreement between Dosher and Liberty will follow and be presented to the Dosher Board in the coming weeks. Then, following approval by state regulators, Liberty will assume control of the 64-bed license as the owner operator. Liberty will announce plans for the replacement facility at a later date.


Town of Oak Island Names Interim Police Chief Oak Island Police Chief Van Eddinger officially retired on February 29 and Greg Jordan is serving as Interim Police Chief while the town searches for a new chief in the coming months. Well respected in the community and a strong leader, Chief Eddinger had served in the position of Chief of Police for the Town of Oak Island since 2006. He presented his badge and service weapon at the February 15 Oak Island Town Council meeting. The Town of Oak Island is advertising for a Police Chief in the coming months and plans to use an assessment center (with focus groups from staff, law enforcement and the community) for a select group of candidates. This is an extremely important position in the community, and town council and the Town Manager are committed to finding the candidate who is the best fit for the Town of Oak Island.

In 1987 Jordan received his associate’s degree from Montreat College and in 1990 a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree from Appalachian State University. He has also completed several graduate level courses in sociology, criminal justice and crime analysis from Appalachian State as well as the University of Central Missouri. Professionally, Jordan is a certified instructor and holds his Advanced Certification from the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission. Major Jordan is a graduate of the North Carolina Justice Academy Management Development Program and has completed the North Carolina Justice Academy Criminal Investigation Certificate Program.

Brunswick County Association of Realtors recently installed its 2016 officers and directors at the association’s annual installation banquet. BCAR CEO Cynthia Cumbie served as master of ceremonies and Treasure Faircloth, 2017 President Elect of the North Carolina Association of Realtors, conducted the official swearing-in for the new officers and directors. Jim Goodman was sworn in as the new BCAR President. Goodman is the vice president of sales and broker in charge at the Margaret Rudd & Associates Oak Island sales office. Taking their oaths alongside Goodman were newly elected Vice President Ben

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Greg Jordan, a major with the Oak Island Police Department, was named Interim Police Chief effective February 1. Jordan started his Law Enforcement career in 1991 with the former Long Beach Police Department and has served the department (Long Beach and Oak Island) as patrol officer, crime prevention officer, investigator, patrol sergeant and lieutenant. Since 2007, he has served the Oak Island Police Department as major/assistant chief. Major Jordan currently handles many of the day-to-day operations of the police department with a concentration on statistical analysis, planning and other special projects as needed.

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Styers of Southport Realty, 2017 President-Elect Larry McNeill of Coastal Shores Resort Properties and 2017-2018 Treasurer Wilson Sherrill of Fred Thorne Realty. Bruce Williams was sworn in as Past President.

Christy Somersett, Christa Thompson, Kris Ward and Brandon Wilkins. Melissa Hewett, Philip Leonard and Joshua Tobey received 5-year awards. Each recipient received a pin or charm commemorating their achievement.

Sworn in as new members of the BCAR Board of Directors were Bonnie Black, Denise Kinney, Donna Atherton, Sharon Paul, Clif Cheek, Lynn Gulledge, Jayne Anderson, Barbara Andrew and Tracy Swanson.

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“We are fortunate to have experienced, capable leadership as our association strives to serve our members and advance the real estate profession in southeastern North Carolina,” said Cumbie. “We look forward to a productive, prosperous 2016.” Goodman was also recognized as Realtor of the Year, the association’s highest honor with nominations by peers. BCAR also installed its Lumberton Council officers: President Elect 2017 Mark Sessions, Secretary/Treasurer Mira Kenney and President and BCAR Director Richard Barnes. Beginning this year, the Lumberton council is an official chapter of the Brunswick County association. East Coast Moving of Shallotte received the BCAR Affiliate of the Year award. Owner Carrie DeWitt Partello accepted the award from last year’s recipient, Susan Guiffre of National Property Inspections.

Novant Health South Brunswick Medical Plaza Opens On April 4 Novant Health South Brunswick Medical Plaza celebrated its grand opening. The Medical Plaza includes the new location for Novant Health Family and Internal Medicine South Brunswick, Novant Health OB/GYN, Novant Health Surgical Associates and Novant Health Imaging South Brunswick. Prizes were given to the first 100 attendees. Light refreshments were served at each location in the medical plaza.

Shallotte Rotary Club Presents Check to Providence Home

BCAR is the local association level of the largest trade association in the nation presently serving its members, which are comprised of Realtors, Appraisers and Affiliate Members. Chartered in 1959 by the National Association of Realtors, BCAR represents the interests of its members in southeastern North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina.

ATMC Presents Service Awards

At a recent Shallotte Rotary meeting, Vince Bacchi of the Shallotte Rotary Club presented a $500 check to James Shoemaker with Providence Home. Providence Home is an emergency teen shelter located in Southport. Photography: Contributed

ATMC recently honored its staff and board of directors at the cooperative’s 39th annual Service Awards Banquet held at the Carolina Ballroom at Sea Trail Golf Resort & Conference Center. CEO Allen Russ presented awards to employees honoring them for years of service to ATMC or Atlantic Seawinds. Steve Bates, Tracie Horne, Greg Inman, Wanda Stanley and Gregg Warren received were presented 30-year awards. Roger Cox, Director Doug Hawes and Julie Patterson received 25-year awards. Angela Munna was honored for 20 years of service. Clint Berry, Wayne Branch, Nancy Cantrell, Scott Dutton, Jennifer Evans, Robert Gore, Sonja Hewett, Billy Inman, Stephen Long, Lynette Reed, Melvin Savoy, Eric Simmons, Ernie Smith, Tim Smith, Director Gene Ward, Tim White and Daphne Yarbrough-Jones were recognized for 15 years of service. Receiving 10-year awards were Jesse Clemmons, Gable Gurganus, Will Ivey, Harry King, Shannon McCall, Rhyne Page, 30

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Valerie Stinson Joins Brick Landing as Primary Coordinator Wedding specialist Valerie Stinson has joined Brick Landing Plantation as the primary coordinator overseeing the company’s expanding wedding and event business. In her new position Stinson will oversee all weddings and events at the Brick Landing facility. Previously employed by Kickstand Events in Wilmington, she primarily worked with high-end events throughout the Wilmington area. Her background in floral design was developed through years of horticulture study. A resident of Wilmington, Stinson received her bachelor’s degree from the College of Arts and Sciences at UNC-Greensboro. In her free time she enjoys


running, gardening, cooking and spending time at the beach with her family and two dogs. “We are pleased to welcome Valerie to our team of experienced hospitality professionals,” said Brick Landing Plantation General Manager Zac Weiner. “With her keen eye for details and worldclass customer service skills, Valerie will help grow Brick Landing into the leading wedding venue on the Carolina coast.”

Calabash Elks Donate to Waccamaw School Library

Agents in the new Wilkinson ERA Real Estate office in Oak Island will cater to all market segments with a focus on properties that have a unique value. Wilkinson ERA Real Estate will continue to serve the coastal North Carolina and South Carolina regions providing clients with agents who are well trained and experienced in their markets. Scott Wilkinson, president and CEO of Wilkinson ERA Real Estate, said, “We are very excited that Atlantic Realty Professionals Inc. is joining Wilkinson ERA Real Estate in Oak Island. Our expansion plans have always included providing the best service to our clients and the best marketing tools for our brokers. The Atlantic Realty Professionals agents will be a terrific addition to our team.” “Wilkinson ERA is a great fit for Atlantic Realty Professionals in Oak Island, allowing us to maintain our boutique qualities while expanding our marketing power,” David Berne said. “We are thrilled with the purchase, and with the size and presence of Wilkinson ERA Real Estate in this area, we will bring a more powerful way of doing real estate in the region.”

On March 18, Calabash Elks Lodge made a donation of $2,000 to the Waccamaw School in Ash to assist in upgrading their library. This donation was made possible through a Gratitude Grant from the Elks National Foundation. Waccamaw School, which is undergoing a major construction upgrade, was in dire need to bring its library up to date with new equipment and books, some of which were more than 30 years old. This was the third year that the Calabash Elks Lodge has applied for and given grants to assist the school with its goal of improving its library. Photography: Contributed

Pictured are: Debi Dolan-Prince, Broker in Charge; Eb Moore, CEO Wilkinson ERA; Sue Dolquist, COO Wilkinson ERA; Melissa DeBruhl, Office Admin; Dale Pilla, Broker; Jean Harwell, Broker; Lynn Gulledge, Broker; Glenn Breitwieser, Broker; Dawn Deines, Broker; Annell Ashburn, Broker; Wanda Adkins, Broker; Pam Rainey, Broker; Michael Brown, Broker; Kara McPherson, Broker; and Dale McPherson, Broker ERA Real Estate was founded on the premise of building a franchise system based on the principle of collaboration--the idea that by working together and helping one another, a stronger community of real estate professionals could be built. Each ERA location helps strengthen the communities where they work and practice real estate. ERA’s global community of real estate professionals combines local experience with up-to-the-minute real estate resources to deliver the results home buyers and sellers need today. Photography: Contributed

Wilkinson ERA Real Estate Acquires Atlantic Realty Professionals

Wilkinson ERA Real Estate, the largest ERA company in the Carolinas, is proud to announce it has acquired the Atlantic Realty Professionals, Inc. Oak Island location from Owner/Broker David Berne. A Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to mark the occasion. Atlantic Realty Professionals, Inc. in Oak Island will immediately become Wilkinson ERA Real Estate and will remain in the same location at 5622 E. Oak Island Drive, Oak Island. This is an ideal island location with ample parking and walk-in traffic.

Shallotte Rotary Club presents check to Hickmans Library

At a recent Shallotte Rotary meeting, Terry Frallic of the Shallotte Rotary Club presented a $1,000 check to Christy Iffergan, director of the Hickmans Crossroads Library. The library offers a variety of books, magazines, movies and CDs for loan. In addition, it offers educational and community events, movie events and a book club. Photography: Contributed

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Bliss Hair Studio One-Year Anniversary

Town of Leland - $2,200 Brunswick Concert Bands - $3,000 Brunswick County Parks and Recreation - $9,500 Group Grants were given to: Jan Borland, Thursday Drawing Class - $400 Richard Staat, Tuesday Morning Watercolor Class - $500

Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribboncutting ceremony celebrate Bliss Hair Studio’s one-year anniversary at its Downtown Southport location, 114 East Nash Street. Bliss offers many different services such as haircuts, color, highlights, styling, nails and more. Photography: Contributed

Grand Opening at NextHome Cape Fear

Two Brunswick County artists also received grants from the Regional Artists Grants Program, which is co-funded by the Brunswick County Arts Council, the Wilmington and New Hanover County Arts Council and the Pender County Arts Council. Lori Joy Peterson and Heather Divoky received grant checks for $600 and $1,000, respectively. A preview of the BAC’s website was presented by Grace Routh and Michael Clemmons from Awesome Website Guys. The website is all new and should be going live within the next couple of weeks. Elections took place for a new president and vice president for the 2016-17 term. Barb McFall was elected president and Vic Guarino was elected vice president.

Sidelinger and Sidelinger New Location

Town of Oak Island Mayor Cin Brochure and Broker/Owner Harold Chappell shared the honor of cutting the ribbon at the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce grand opening ceremony for the newest addition to the NextHome franchise, NextHome Cape Fear in Southport. Owned and operated by top-producing real estate broker Harold Chappell, the Southport office is one of two offices owned by Chappell. It will provide residential and commercial real estate services to various cities in southeastern North Carolina including Wilmington, Southport, Leland, and all of the beach communities from Topsail to the South Carolina State line. The Southport Office is located at 4700 Long Beach Road, Southport. Photography: Contributed

Brunswick Arts Council Distributes Grant Money

On February 9 Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Sidelinger and Sidelinger, P.A. Certified Public Accountants to honor their move to a new location. Located at 201 Village Road Suite 100 in Shallotte, this is a full-service CPA firm serving individuals, businesses, professionals, nonprofits, retailers, etc. It serves Brunswick County, Columbus, New Hanover County and Horry County, S.C. Photography: Contributed

Grand Opening at Coastal Integrative Health

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On January 28 Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Coastal Integrative Health. Coastal


Integrative Health has now moved to a brand new office at 428 Village Road in Shallotte. It offers chiropractic care, physical therapy, massage therapy and golf performance. Their office hours are Monday and Thursday 8 am to 6 pm, Tuesday and Friday 8 am to noon and Wednesday 8 am to 5pm Photography: Contributed

Carolina Plantations Real Estate Ribbon Cutting

office will be the first facility on the grounds of the new retirement community. “We are excited to establish our presence in Pine Forest Plantation,” said Shelbourn Stevens, president of Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center. “One of our goals is to make the healthcare experience simpler and more convenient, and we know this new location will be an asset to those who live in and around this unique community.” The family medicine clinic is scheduled to open in late 2017. Equity Investment Associates LLC, Davis Moore Capital LLC and Legacy Community Partners LLC are partnering in the initial development of Pine Forest Plantation.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Carolina Outdoor Power Equipment

On March 22 Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Carolina Plantations Real Estate. Specializing in home buying/sales and new construction, Carolina Plantations Real Estate opened its doors in 2006 and has since helped thousands of clients who have been considering calling this area home. Photography: Contributed

Novant Health to Open Clinic in Pine Forest Plantation On March 16 Novant Health announced it will open a family medicine clinic at the new Pine Forest Plantation community on Highway 211 in Brunswick County. The family medicine

On March 22 Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate member Carolina Outdoor Power Equipment. Carolina Outdoor Power Equipment, Inc. is a family-owned and operated business. It offers four decades of mechanical experience to service small-engine needs, from commercial lawn and maintenance equipment to smaller, residential grade equipment. Visit them at 557 Seaside Road at Ocean Isle Beach. Photography: Contributed

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McLeod Seacoast Unveils New Emergency Department

As host to the North Myrtle Beach Chamber After Hours event on March 17, McLeod Seacoast unveiled its new, 9,600-square-foot McLeod Seacoast Emergency Department for its first public viewing. Business leaders across Horry, Brunswick and Florence counties were in attendance for the unveiling. North Myrtle Beach Chamber members were able to tour the new state-of-the-art facility and to view 28 new patient rooms, including an OB/GYN room for women’s services, an orthopedics room, a bariatric room, triage rooms and trauma areas. Emergency Department staff members guided visitors throughout the department offering details per area. McLeod Health critical care transporters, McLeod Air Reach and McLeod HeartReach were on hand to reflect the multiple facets of patient convenience and care McLeod Health personifies. They offered the members the opportunity to ask questions and see inside these mobile intensive care units that are used to transport critical patients quickly and safely when seconds count. The Critical Care Transport team provides ready access to all McLeod Health care facilities, ensuring the continuum of care needed in emergency cases. “This new Emergency Department accommodates the healthcare demands of our growing area and will provide access to quality healthcare when emergency services are needed,” said Dick Tinsley, administrator for McLeod Seacoast and McLeod Loris Hospitals. “The McLeod Seacoast Emergency Department accommodated over 27,000 patients in 2015, and as our local community grows, McLeod Seacoast is committed to improving and expanding its services and medical treatment available to families and residents who entrust us with their care.” The Emergency Department expansion is the first phase in an overall construction plan that will include a new inpatient tower, new operating rooms and an expanded same-day services suite. A new concourse will be the most visible renovation for the public. This will change the appearance of McLeod Seacoast and will offer a public thoroughfare at the hospital entrance for ease of navigation to services and access. Photography: Contributed

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Allen Russ Receives Life Achievement Award

ATMC CEO Allen Russ recently received the Life Achievement Manager Award presented by NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association for his dedication to the telecommunications industry. The national award was presented at the 2016 NTCA Rural Telecom Industry Meeting & Expo (RTIME). Russ’ experience in the telecommunications business can be traced back to when he was nine years old and traveling around the Exum community with his father to collect the pledges needed to help start the cooperative he would one day lead. In 1966 Russ began his career with Southern Bell. From working on open wire as a lineman in Wilmington to managing his final post in Atlanta with responsibilities for operations in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, his work ethic, drive and commitment to doing things the right way enabled him to succeed every step of the way. Following his retirement from BellSouth in 1999, Russ began a second career with ATMC. Within three years, he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in charge of operations and was named CEO/General Manager in 2006. ATMC flourished under his leadership. The cooperative quadrupled its wireless business, converted an analog cable TV system to all-digital with HD and video on demand and launched home security, cable modem broadband and fiber to the home with broadband speeds of one gig. Russ also ensured that ATMC applied for and received a grant and loan through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to build broadband into portions of neighboring Columbus County. He served as a director on numerous local, regional and national boards, and championed the importance of community engagement by supporting grants, scholarships and one of the most successful United Way campaigns in the region. “We congratulate Mr. Russ on receiving this welldeserved award,” commented Doug Hawes, ATMC board president. “His determination, aptitude, and foresight have served him well in a remarkable career that has spanned five decades. Because of him, ATMC and the community it serves are stronger.” Photography: Contributed


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Think Pink Cool strawberry sorbet, strawberry-infused vodka and rosé champagne make a perfectly refreshing pink drink.

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If you want to serve an elegant, dazzling and delectable cocktail at your next girls’ event, try this. The combination of sweet, bubbly champagne with a kick of vodka and a blast of cold strawberry sorbet impresses every time. I’ve had a version of this cocktail at a range of special occasions, from baby showers and bridal luncheons to jewelry parties, and it was definitely the highlight of most conversations. This drink is also perfect if you like dessert but don’t want to overindulge. Sorbet is a non-dairy product similar to Italian ice that is dense and packed with flavor. It is a non-fat or low-fat alternative to ice cream so it is, in a way, healthy. As the sorbet melts, the mixture turns slushy, so you don’t have to use ice that will dilute your drink. Spring for something a little different this season and create this simple but fancy cocktail for your girlfriends (but guys really do like it too!).

Southern Sorbet Float Serves 4-6

1 bottle pink champagne (or sparkling rosé wine) 4-6 tablespoons Skyy Strawberry Infused Vodka (or any strawberry-flavored vodka) 4-6 scoops of strawberry sorbet Whole strawberries and mint leaves for garnish Place four to six cocktail glasses in the freezer until well chilled. Into each glass add a scoop of sorbet and a tablespoon of vodka and fill the glass with champagne. Garnish each glass with a strawberry and a few mint leaves. n

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On The Menu: Spring Salad with Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing

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Isn’t it funny how the salads you make

at home are never as tasty as the ones from your favorite restaurants? You’d think that a mixture of lettuce, fruit, nuts, veggies and dressing would be simple enough to reproduce, but the at-home version is never quite the same. Here are a few tips to get your salad to taste more like it’s made by a chef. Chefs will tell you that it’s more palate pleasing to choose salad toppings that have contrasting textures, for example crunchy nuts, creamy cheese and soft fruit. And, as in nearly any dish, a salad is best when it features a combination of salty, sweet, acidic and bitter flavors. All of the above attributes come together in this spring salad. The crunchy croutons and nuts play nicely with the creamy

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Parmesan and delicate fruit, just as the flavors of bitter (lettuce), sweet (berries), acidic (vinegar) and salty (cheese) come together. Be sure to get the lettuce extremely clean. Many people merely wet the lettuce under the spigot, but to actually get all the dirt out, submerge the lettuce in a bowl of water and gently rub each leaf. Use a salad spinner to completely dry the leaves or else the dressing won’t stick to them, resulting in a watery, bland salad. If you do not have a salad spinner, lay each leaf flat on paper towels and pat until fully dry. Be sure to toast the nuts; that way you are boosting their nutty flavor and crunchy texture. It is important to remember to let them cool to room temperature before tossing them in a salad.


Balsamic vinegar and olive oil are salad standards, but step outside the box and try other types of oils. Infused oils and vinegars can be found at specialty shops. Unique types like avocado oil, walnut oil, rice vinegar, red wine vinegar, sherry vinegar or Champagne vinegar are all unique to the traditional salad palette. Herbs and spices make a salad more flavorful and appealing. This recipe calls for poppy seeds, and you could also add basil, parsley, oregano or even mint for a fresh and palatable approach. And don’t skip the salt in the dressing; whether it’s a simple mix of oil and vinegar or something more elaborate, salt enhances the flavor of dressing. Try my Spring Salad with Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing in your own home, and I bet your family will question whether you made it or if it is take out. Enjoy!

Spring Salad with Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing Serves 6

Vinaigrette Yields 24 ounces. Make this vinaigrette 24 hours before serving and store in the refrigerator. You will need a food processor or blender.

1 Vidalia or sweet onion, peeled and quartered ¾ cup red wine vinegar 6 ounces strawberries, capped 2 dashes of dry mustard 1 cup sugar ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon poppy seeds ¼ teaspoon salt Place the onion in a food processor or blender and pulse to break it down. Add the strawberries and red wine and mix till smooth. Add the mustard and sugar and pulse to mix. Slowly drizzle the olive oil in while continually processing. Lastly, add the poppy seeds and salt and pulse once or twice to merely mix them in. Pour into a dressing container and let it rest in the refrigerator overnight. The dressing may separate; just shake it well before serving

Salad 5 ounces leaf lettuce 5 ounces spring mix lettuce 10 ounces strawberries, capped and halved 10 ounces blueberries ½ cup red onion, thinly sliced ¼ cup sliced almonds, lightly toasted 1 cup Parmesan cheese, shaved 5 ounces croutons In a large serving bowl toss the two types of lettuce and top with remaining ingredients. n

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A Peek into the Past

What’s up in North Brunswick County? Here’s what you’ll find in the Spring 2016 issue of our sister publication, North Brunswick Magazine.

The Captain Harper House joins this year’s Azalea Festival Historic Home Tour. Story by Allison Barrett Carter

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Out of the Woodworks

Open For Business

Seaglass Salvage Market is all about reuse, recycle and restyle.

Joey Seltzer of Custom Creations turned what some view as a disability into a gift.

Meet the people behind some of the new businesses in Brunswick County for 2016.

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Grilled Pear and Gorgonzola Salad with Balsamic Demi Glaze By Sandi Grigg

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Home, Once Again Two sisters make a fresh start in Southport.

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“I found where we need to live.” “Where?” she asked “Southport.” Do you ever get that feeling in the pit of your stomach that says you are making the right choice? That is how I felt when I traveled to Southport last summer. Six years ago my sister, Francine, and I relocated to Asheville with our mother, Irene, who needed round-theclock care. It was a promise we made to her. Mom gave us every opportunity to follow our dreams in whatever

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direction we chose as long as we were all together. And we stayed together until her passing last year. “Now what do we do?” I asked my sister. “I’m ready for a fresh start, what about you?” “Sounds good to me, but where?” she asked. Gypsies by birth, we began the search for our new home. My sister and I were born in Los Angeles, where we spent many weekends at the beach. Mom would cook all day Saturday and then we would load up the car on Sunday

morning and head to the beach. I can still taste the warm sloppy joes, the creamy deviled eggs and Aunt Peggy’s famous brownies. The beach sounded like the perfect place to call home once again. But this time we were looking at the Carolina coast. After much research, I contacted two friends. One friend lives in Wilmington and the other lives in Leland. I spent a week visiting the area and looking at houses, but I never felt like I was home until I took a day to myself and drove to Southport. As I drove down Howe Street, I knew this Spring 2016

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was going to be the place for that fresh start. The small-town feeling, the quaint shops, the pier and the smell of that sea air reminded me of home. I pulled into Burney’s Bakery and ordered a couple of chocolate croissants, drove to the City Pier, sat in one of the swings and called my sister. After a few short months of cleaning, packing and saying goodbyes to our friends in Asheville, we hit the road for Southport. For the first couple of months we trekked to Southport, Oak Island, Shallotte, Calabash and Wilmington in search of coastal shabby chic furnishings for our new home, since we had left everything behind. We are not interior decorators by any means, but we know what we like, and lucky for us, we have the same taste. Well, for the most part we have the same taste. When we were looking for a statement piece for a wall, she knew exactly the thing. We drove to Mad River in Southport and found the iron gate that would become the perfect piece. “Now we need a window for the other wall,” I said. We drive over to 424 Shops of Howe Street, where Marcia and Dan were more than happy to oblige. The fellowship we have developed with shop owners is reinforcement that we made the right

Barbara (below) and Francine (right), pictured today and as children, are known as the Southport Sisters.

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decision. In Asheville I was known as The Cookie Lady, so in my own way of saying thanks to our new friends, I baked up a batch of my signature Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt and delivered them around the holidays. I worked as a professional chef for much of life and I’ve also been a photographer for more than 45 years. Now that we are at the beach, days with my camera have shifted to capturing shorebirds, sunsets and fishing tournaments. I am often asked what type of camera I use, what settings, and what lenses. In the end, it doesn’t really matter the equipment if you don’t have that feeling in your heart. You are capturing a place in time, not just a snapshot, and I am excited about the possibilities here in Brunswick County. Francine is an avid reader but you can only read so many books in a day. She also hand-paints children’s growth charts with designs ranging from books to fishing to robots to owls. We have lived in Southport for just a few months, but we already know we are home. And how do we know? Because we walk into Wildlife Restaurant and Grill on Oak Island and say, “Beverly, we’ll have our usual.” Neighbors of Barbara and Francine refer to them as the “Southport Sisters.” To follow their adventures, try out new recipes or learn of their craft shows, be sure to visit their blog: southportsisters.wordpress.com/ n

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A Short Round Oak Island Par Three at South Harbour offers a great game of golf for a fraction of the time and cost. story by Jane Hill PHOTOGRAPHY BY Kristin Goode

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where outdoor attractions rule, not everyone can spend half a day and the equivalent of a week’s grocery bill to chase a small ball around on manicured grass. That’s why God invented Par 3 courses, and Oak Island is blessed to have one. (Well, some taxpayers disagree, but that comes later.) Most players finish 18 holes at Oak Island Par Three at South Harbour in about two hours, less time and for less money than players on fancy courses spend on the 19th hole. It’s challenging terrain, so beginners, serious golfers, young and old, everyone gets something out of it. At least that’s the pitch of the marketing team, an ad hoc committee of residents appointed by town council, who want to increase participation and enhance the experience at the public course.

Above: John Falk, who’s in charge of marketing the Oak Island Par Three at South Harbour, shows off his father’s vintage putter.

John Falk stops the cart on the path to show me the putter he uses. It belonged to his father, who died years ago. It’s vintage with a straight shaft and a reversible, flat-face, well-worn head, a far-distant cousin to contemporary models. He points to the attached tag he had engraved with his dad’s name, a tribute to the man who taught him to love the game. As fate would have it, Falk, now retired, leads the small band of volunteers whose task is to ensure that this Par 3 course stays around for future generations. “This is a good value for everyone,” Falk says. A vacationer “can sneak in a


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Top left: Southport residents Keith Mills and J.T. Sprenkle watch as Cassidy Matthews tees off on the 2nd hole. Top right: Regular player Butch Baxter putts on the 9th green. At left: John Falk is in charge of a committee that is working to make the course more popular and profitable.

short round of golf and be back with the family in two or two and half hours.” Or bring the kids. Children pay half-price and their rental clubs are free. In summer, people come from all over, and intergenerational play is popular, he says. One family holds a two-day tournament with about 16 members competing. This summer they will find better greens. Reseeding, which started in late summer 2015, is coming in beautifully, Falk says. New tee signs — most bearing a sponsor’s name — are on order. Improvements to approaches, fairways, sand traps and water hazards remain on the to-do list, as well as updates inside the pro shop. 48

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“Because of budget, we can’t do it all in one year,” Falk says. Still, he dreams big and small. He hopes to see a donated memorial fountain in the pond at the 18th hole, and he’s investigating bat houses to keep the bugs at bay. “What we have is not a typical Par 3, but a miniature full-size course,” he says. “We have some great holes, including seven with water.” Rolling topography and tricky hazards keep the course interesting, and by moving pins and tee boxes around, challenges can change. Because 65 percent of shots in an average game are short shots, serious golfers can bring their score down just by coming out here and practicing their short game, Falk adds.

Back in the pro shop, a threesome has finished play. “This is a great little course. Very scenic. Beautiful greens,” says George Phillips, a visitor from Chapel Hill. He and his two friends, both local residents, often play at Oak Island Golf Club. “The beauty of this is being able to walk. We will definitely play it again,” he adds. Before leaving, each man fills out a short survey that the marketing committee created to find out who plays and what they thought of the experience. Golf course ownership is expensive. It rarely appears on a town’s wish list. Yet Oak Island received the Par Three at South Harbour in 2008 as a gift when the developer of the course and a 42-acre housing development around it was facing foreclosure. Many condominiums had been sold already or were partially finished. When the town agreed to accept and maintain the course, there was no public objection, according to news accounts at the time. South Harbour Village has grown up since then, and many homes hug the fairways.


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Below: J.T. Sprenkle tees off on the 3rd hole. Center photo, middle row: Lorraine Harrington is one of six pro shop staffers. Far right: Signed hole-inone balls are displayed in the pro shop.

When course revenues severely missed budget projections in 2013, town officials decided to take a closer look, appointing a citizens’ committee to come up with corrective actions to turn it around. A year earlier, officials discussed selling it or “regifting” the course to an interested developer. Property owners in South Harbour objected. Though not many play the course, they want to protect their investment. Fans of the course protested, too. Falk, who is in the latter camp, knew the course was a neglected gem and needed some attention. Revenues over the past year are up, and this winter was unusually busy because of mild temperatures, says Rebecca Squires, director of Oak Island Parks and Recreation, the department that oversees Par 3 operations and maintenance. “We’re really in the business of growing a love for the game,” she says. First Tee of Brunswick County, for example, uses the venue for children’s lessons. At the other end of the spectrum, she was pleased that a group of seasoned golfers from 50

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Good weather prompted her to add South Harbour to the itinerary. Of the 20 golfers who attended, only two had played the course before. “I got nothing but good feedback, and all expressed an interest in coming back,” she says. Three of the four octogenarians opted to walk. Walking a Par 3 offers good cardiovascular exercise, even more so for those who shoot wildly, into the trees, into the hazards, says Falk. A one-time 6 handicap golfer, Falk is recovering from recent back surgery, so he’s riding a cart today, but insists on stopping at his favorite hole. “This helps my game,” he says, after knocking the ball with a gentle half-swing from the tee box. Low pressure and high personal reward uniquely co-exist on a Par 3. On most courses, when golfers head out of the pro shop toward the first tee, they typically hear, “‘Good luck,’” Falk says. “Here, we say, ‘Have fun.’” n

Brunswick County Parks and Recreation, ages 50-plus, came for the first time in January. Normally the group plays a regulation-size course each month, said Khrystye Haselden, who organizes outings for Brunswick County seniors.

Want to go? Oak Island Par Three at South Harbour is open to the public seven days a week. Call them at (910) 454-0905 or visit the website at oakislandparthreesouthharbour.com


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fact, a wooden deck will recoup 75 percent of its installation costs at time of resale, and a composite deck recoups 64 percent, according to Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report. Bigger is better right now in the world of deck building, with more homeowners looking to increase the size of their decks. Multi-level decks are also on trend, with many people dedicating different deck levels for different functions, such as an outdoor kitchen, spa area with hot tub, and entertainment seating.

Exterior paint Repainting the exterior of your home is a big job, but one that’s well worth the investment, whether you’re trying to impress potential buyers with great curb appeal, or simply make your house a more enjoyable place to return to each day. Exterior paint greatly affects the overall look of a home, plus quality

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Kitchen cosmetics Great kitchens sell homes, and the kitchen is also the room where many families spend the greatest amount of time, so anything you do to improve a kitchen is well worth the investment. Taking care of basic items like replacing old cabinet hardware, upgrading faucets and lighting, and investing in quality countertops can be cost-effective ways to elevate your home’s value and boost the usability of the kitchen. Even a minor kitchen remodel can recoup more than 83 percent of its cost

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Top 10 Sales in Bald Head Island for 2015 Date Sold

Sold Price

Listing Price

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Listing Agent & Company

Selling Agent & Company

6/9/15

$2,569,000

$2,895,000

210

Wendy R Wilmot, Wendy Wilmot Properties

WWP Ward Team, Wendy Wilmot Properties

3/20/15

$2,300,000

$2,595,000

1117

Wendy R Wilmot, Wendy Wilmot Properties

Wendy R Wilmot, Wendy Wilmot Properties

10/6/15

$1,795,000

$1,849,000

411

Wendy R Wilmot, Wendy Wilmot Properties

Wendy R Wilmot, Wendy Wilmot Properties

6/18/15

$1,775,000

$1,949,000

438

John Liles, Bald Head Island Limited Real Estate Sales

WWP John Munroe Team, Wendy Wilmot Properties

11/10/15

$1,676,500

$1,745,000

157

Cape Fear Realty, Bald Head Island Rentals & Sales

Wendy R Wilmot, Wendy Wilmot Properties

7/29/15

$1,672,000

$1,745,000

1385

Wendy R Wilmot, Wendy Wilmot Properties

Wendy R Wilmot, Wendy Wilmot Properties

10/19/15

$1,630,000

$1,795,000

799

Wendy R Wilmot, Wendy Wilmot Properties

Wendy R Wilmot, Wendy Wilmot Properties

6/12/15

$1,550,000

$1,699,000

423

Cape Fear Realty, Bald Head Island Rentals & Sales

Ginger Dunn, Wendy Wilmot Properties

6/12/15

$1,432,000

$1,549,000

63

Wendy R Wilmot, Wendy Wilmot Properties

Wendy R Wilmot, Wendy Wilmot Properties

8/20/15

$1,330,000

$1,500,000

257

Nolan K Formalarie, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

Kate E Colelenna, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

Date Sold

Sold Price

Listing Price

DOM

Listing Agent & Company

Selling Agent & Company

7/15/15

$365,000

$378,000

122

Douglas D Terhune, Carolina Plantations Real Estate

Krueger TEAM, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

2/3/15

$340,000

$354,000

55

Hank Troscianiec, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

Marsha Lovin Ferrell, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

11/23/15

$320,000

$319,900

218

Laura P Lefevre, Southport Realty, Inc.

Pete J Key, Holbrooks Real Estate Inc.

3/13/15

$286,000

$339,900

170

L Haraway Group, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage - OI

Kelly D Kapparos, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

5/14/15

$275,000

$265,000

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Hank Troscianiec, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

Hank Troscianiec, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

4/30/15

$275,000

$279,000

160

Timothy Pittman, RE/MAX at the Beach / OI

Hank Troscianiec, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

2/4/15

$265,000

$279,975

58

Rosado & Associates, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

Tiffany Baker, Margaret Rudd Assoc / OI

7/30/15

$263,922

$250,000

601

Hank Troscianiec, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

Jason D Lloyd, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

3/1/15

$249,900

$269,987

450

Bob Percesepe, RE/MAX EssentialBrunswick County

Krueger TEAM, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

9/4/15

$249,000

$269,900

147

Co-Listed Lee Ann Walker - Laura P Lefevre, Southport Realty, Inc

Hank Troscianiec, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

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Sold Price

Listing Price

DOM

Listing Agent & Company

Selling Agent & Company

4/13/15

$576,000

$610,900

186

Alan Holden, RE/MAX at the Beach/ Holden Beach

Krueger Team, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

12/29/15

$865,000

$925,000

280

Debby Daigle, RE/MAX Essential

Non Member Company

12/30/15

$575,000

$559,900

336

Dennis Krueger, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

Non Member Company

4/13/15

$450,000

$465,000

205

Rosado and Associates, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

Krueger Team, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

11/24/15

$445,000

$459,900

147

Dennis Krueger, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

Non Member Company

3/20/15

$422,000

$429,000

283

Renee Yost, Intracoastal Realty Corp

Krueger Team, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

4/23/15

$421,000

$415,000

344

Suzanne M Polino, Silver Coast Properties

Karen Gaspar, Intracoastal Realty

11/25/15

$366,000

$374,900

530

Katherine G Hufham, Southport Realty, Inc

Nolan K Formalarie, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

8/4/15

$365,000

$385,000

124

Heather Senter, Heather Senter Realty

Kay C Jolliff, Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc.

8/24/15

$362,500

$369,999

29

Suzanne M Polino, Silver Coast Properties

Nolan D Payne, Carolina Plantations Real Estate

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Date Sold

Sold Price

Listing Price

DOM

Listing Agent & Company

Selling Agent & Company

9/11/15

$775,000

$825,000

119

Eddie Walters, Sunset Properties, Inc.

Sarah Harris Team, Cooke Realtors

11/20/15

$520,000

$539,000

292

Debbie Kinlaw, CENTURY 21 Sunset Realty

Greg Moss, Beaufort Realty

8/28/15

$410,000

$444,570

94

Steve Toop, United Brokers LTD

Non-Listing Agent Larry H Cheek, Resort Brokerage & Consulting

4/29/15

$450,000

$495,000

161

Michele Klock, Proactive Real Estate Stacy Ebbeling, Proactive Real Estate

3/24/15

$410,000

$419,900

55

David Enzor, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage-Shallotte

Capt Hugh James III, Carolina Coastal Real Estate

12/16/15

$358,000

$365,000

76

JoAnn Messick, JoAnn Messick Realty

Ruby W Mew, CENTURY 21 Sunset Realty

8/28/15

$335,000

$348,000

182

Frank W Saubers, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage-Shallotte

Nancy Boston, Carolina Plantations Real Estate

6/24/15

$329,900

$329,900

131

Eddie Caudill, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage-Shal

Ruby W Mew, CENTURY 21 Sunset Realty

2/26/15

$320,000

$324,900

198

Frank W Saubers, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage-Shallotte

Patricia J Coye, Carolina Plantations Real Estate

10/23/15

$315,000

$327,000

141

Frank W Saubers, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage-Shallotte

Donald Stahl, Brunswick Plantation Homes & Real Estate Sales LLC

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Top 10 Sales in Holden Beach for 2015

Including Holden Beach Island, Holden Beach Mainland & Supply Date Sold

Sold Price

Listing Price

DOM

Listing Agent & Company

Selling Agent & Company

11/18/15

$1,500,000

$1,690,000

127

Jeremy D Phillips, Coastal Legacy Real Estate, LLC

Jeremy D Phillips, Coastal Legacy Real Estate, LLC

11/25/15

$1,450,000

$1,750,000

79

Anne Arnold, Century 21 Sweyer & Associates

Ammie B Archer, Century 21 Sweyer & Associates

10/22/15

$1,220,000

$1,395,000

84

Co-Listed Gay Atkins/Brenda Vrooman, PROACTIVE Real Estate

Mindy B Overocker, Coastal Development & Realty

8/5/15

$1,200,000

$1,295,000

185

Ammie B Archer, Century 21 Sweyer & Associates

Wesley J Warren, RE/MAX at the Beach O.I.

7/20/15

$1,150,000

$1,274,000

75

Anne Arnold, Century 21 Sweyer & Associates

Jimmie Pendergrass, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast AdvantageShallotte

6/2/15

$1,130,000

$1,190,000

770

Mindy B Overocker, Coastal Development & Realty

Ernie R Derrick III, BH & G Elliott Coastal Living

7/16/15

$1,125,000

$1,290,000

325

Anne Arnold, Century 21 Sweyer & Associates

Anne Arnold, Century 21 Sweyer & Associates

12/29/15

$1,000,000

$1,225,000

524

Bob Percesepe, RE/MAX EssentialBrunswick County

Bob Percesepe, RE/MAX EssentialBrunswick County

3/11/15

$950,000

$975,000

328

Mindy B Overocker, Coastal Development & Realty

Mindy B Overocker, Coastal Development & Realty

12/17/15

$950,000

$1,050,000

159

The Allen Team, United Country Coastal Homes, LLC

Amy Scott, Til Dawn Real Estate

Top 10 Sales in Leland For 2015 Including Leland, Belville & Winnabow

Date Sold

Sold Price

Listing Price

DOM

Listing Agent & Company

Selling Agent & Company

8/17/15

$692,500

$699,000

54

Jerry L Helms, Brunswick Forest Realty, LLC

Jerry L Helms, Brunswick Forest Realty, LLC

8/7/15

$675,000

$750,000

262

Angela Batchelor & Hope Hackler, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

David G Carter, Century 21 Pro Realty

12/31/15

$675,000

$675,000

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Douglas S Terhune, Carolina Plantations Real Estate

3/27/15

$649,000

$649,000

63

Jerry L Helms, Brunswick Forest Realty, LLC

Tom T Heitman, Wilmington Residental and Commercial Real Estate

4/28/15

$635,000

$664,897

77

Bob Percesepe, RE/MAX EssentialBrunswick County

Bob Percesepe, RE/MAX EssentialBrunswick County

12/22/15

$615,000

$634,000

494

Jerry L Helms, Brunswick Forest Realty, LLC

Joy O Morgan, Intracoastal Realty Corp.

9/4/15

$579,000

$609,000

121

Kelly S Gorman, Brunswick Forest Realty, LLC

Jerry L Helms, Brunswick Forest Realty, LLC

12/7/15

$577,000

$589,950

27

Steve Triola & Melanie C Gardner, Pointe South Realty, LLC

Steve Triola, Pointe South Realty, LLC

12/16/15

$542,796

$455,500

0

Jerry L Helms, Brunswick Forest Realty, LLC

Jerry L Helms, Brunswick Forest Realty, LLC

7/10/15

$525,965

$539,900

466

Jerry L Helms, Brunswick Forest Realty, LLC

Jerry L Helms, Brunswick Forest Realty, LLC

Source: Research and data compiled from the Brunswick County Multiple Listing Service From January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015.

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Top 10 Sales in Oak Island for 2015

Including Oak Island Mainland, Oak Island Wooded and Island Areas Date Sold

Sold Price

Listing Price

DOM

Listing Agent & Company

Selling Agent & Company

12/31/15

$844,000

$849,900

326

Robert Carroll, RE/MAX EssentialBrunswick County

Robert Carroll, RE/MAX EssentialBrunswick County

7/24/15

$829,000

$845,000

157

Diane Eller, Oak Island Realty, Inc.

Kathy A MacNish, Margaret Rudd Assoc/OI

12/18/15

$820,000

$859,900

168

John G Hamilton, Better Beach Sales & Rentals, Inc.

Paul S Lee, Coastwalk Real Estate

7/22/15

$820,000

$797,000

226

Denise D Pacula, Denise Pacula Realty

Denise D Pacula, Denise Pacula Realty

7/22/15

$789,600

$809,000

282

Christopher J Kuhn, RE/MAX at the Beach /OI

Paul Schaefer Jr, RE/MAX Essential-Brunswick County

8/28/15

$775,000

$775,000

172

Wanda C Adkins, Atlantic Realty Professionals, Inc

Andra Browning, Keller Williams Realty

1/8/15

$727,500

$799,900

66

John G Hamilton, Better Beach Sales & Rentals, Inc.

Brent Shaver, Martha Lee Realty Company, LLC

10/9/15

$715,000

$734,000

218

Susan H Ayers, Clickit Realty

Christopher J Kuhn, RE/MAX at the Beach / OI

12/1/15

$650,000

$698,000

1126

Diane Eller, Oak Island Realty, Inc.

John G Hamilton, Better Beach Sales & Rentals, Inc.

4/14/15

$700,000

$749,900

40

David Cummings, RE/MAX Essential

Non Member

Top 10 Sales in Ocean Isle Beach For 2015 Including Ocean Isle Beach Island & Ocean Isle Beach Mainland

Date Sold

Sold Price

Listing Price

DOM

Listing Agent & Company

Selling Agent & Company Chris Morgan, Cooke Realty

5/22/15

$1,700,000

$1,875,000

366

Frances Warner, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage-Shallotte

7/1/15

$1,675,000

$1,799,000

426

Mark M Stacy, Coldwell Banker Sloane Realty OIB

Richard Van Tassel, Sunshine Real Estate, LLC

6/26/15

$1,550,000

$1,790,000

232

Wyndi Gundrum-Cooper, Coldwell Banker Sloane Realty OIB

Bonnie J Rotundo, Coldwell Banker Sloane Realty OIB

7/31/15

$1,540,000

$1,625,000

123

Frances Warner, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage-Shallotte

Sarah Harris Team, Cooke Realty

7/8/15

$1,250,000

$1,339,000

300

Frances Warner, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage-Shallotte

Frances Warner, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage-Shallotte

11/13/15

$1,100,000

$1,475,000

545

Bob Williams Sr., Intracoastal Realty

Wesley J Warren, RE/MAX at the Beach OI

10/22/15

$1,016,000

$1,300,000

498

Donna Wilson, Coldwell Banker Sloane Realty OIB

Stuart Cooke, Cooke Realty

11/27/15

$1,000,000

$999,900

78

Co-Listed Stuart Cooke - Tammy Cooke, Cooke Realty

Gay Atkins, PROACTIVE Real Estate

2/3/15

$875,000

$975,000

314

Bob Kennette, CENTURY 21 Sunset McClure Realty

Larry H Cheek, Resort Brokerage & Consulting

1/2/15

$869,223

$899,000

58

Scott Haigler, Coldwell Banker Sloane Realty OIB

Jeanne Williams, Coldwell Banker Sloane Realty OIB

Source: Research and data compiled from the Brunswick County Multiple Listing Service From January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015.

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Top 10 Sales in Shallotte for 2015 Date Sold

Sold Price

Listing Price

DOM

Listing Agent & Company

Selling Agent & Company

5/18/15

$512,000

$544,900

389

The Kozel Team, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage-Shallotte

The Kozel Team, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage-Shallotte

3/11/15

$495,000

$515,000

315

Jimmie Pendergrass, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast AdvantageShallotte

Jimmie Pendergrass, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast AdvantageShallotte

6/5/15

$483,000

$550,000

143

Brenda M King, Margaret Rudd Associates OI

Donald G Lewis Jr., Intracoastal Realty

2/9/15

$425,000

$427,000

149

Co-Listing Martha Pope - Lisa B Fisher, Pope Real Estate-Laney Real Estate

Martha Pope, Pope Real Estate

4/29/15

$415,000

$415,000

468

Lisa B Fisher, Laney Real Estate

Mark A Revels, RE/MAX at the Beach

4/2/15

$390,000

$397,000

35

Robert Carroll, RE/MAX Community L Haraway Group, Coldwell Banker Sea Brokers Coast Advantage OI

7/29/15

$372,000

$379,000

61

Co-Listing Shandel K Capps Thomas M Smith, Carolina Gulf Coast Properties

Mike Madonna, Sun Valley Realty

8/12/15

$305,500

$299,900

398

Martha D Lee, Martha Lee Realty LLC

Enzor & Associates, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast AdvantageShallotte

7/31/15

$305,250

$319,000

182

Co-Listing Realty Team - Kirk E Pugh, Keller Williams Realty

Non-Listing Agent

7/3/15

$299,900

$299,900

136

Enzor & Associates, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast AdvantageShallotte

Clif L Cheek, Resort Brokerage & Consulting

Top 10 Sales in Southport for 2015 Date Sold

Sold Price

Listing Price

DOM

Listing Agent & Company

Selling Agent & Company Jeremy D Phillips, Coastal Legacy Real Esate, LLC

8/20/15

$1,330,000

$1,500,000

259

Co-Listed Nolan K Formalarie, Kate E Cole-lenna, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

3/11/15

$1,218,000

$1,440,000

202

Renee M Yost, Intracoastal Realty Corp

Renee M Yost, Intracoastal Realty Corp

1/20/15

$889,000

$899,000

376

Robert Carroll, RE/MAX Community Brokers

Elaine DeLise, Wilkinson & Associates

12/21/15

$800,000

$880,000

1034

Diane Dalen, Sunset Properties, Inc.

Katherine G Hufham, Southport Realty, Inc

12/11/15

$775,000

$899,000

178

Laura P Lefevre, Southport Realty, Inc

Ben Styers, Southport Realty, Inc

11/20/15

$645,000

$675,000

251

Kay C Jolliff, Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc.

Beth Suggs, Coastal Development & Realty

6/10/15

$625,700

$639,000

268

Steve Toop, United Brokers LTD

Robert Carroll, RE/MAX EssentialBrunswick County

10/30/15

$620,000

$629,000

272

Pamela T Lawrence, RE/MAX Community Brokers

Mary T Carneiro, Southport Realty, Inc

1/29/15

$593,000

$625,000

45

Alma Bouchard,Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage-Shallotte

Cronick & Associates, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage-OI

4/27/15

$560,000

$585,000

112

Hank Troscianiec, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

Verilyn McKee, Southport Realty, Inc

Source: Research and data compiled from the Brunswick County Multiple Listing Service From January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015.

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Top 10 Sales in St. James for 2015 Date Sold

Sold Price

Listing Price

DOM

Listing Agent & Company

Selling Agent & Company

6/23/15

$950,000

$1,900,000

659

Debbie Daigle, RE/MAX Essential

Non Member

11/24/15

$795,000

$835,000

79

Tina L Abraham, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

Non Member

12/1/15

$680,000

$709,500

433

Rosado & Associates, Coldwell Banker Sea Advantage

Rosado & Associates, Coldwell Banker Sea Advantage

6/25/15

$675,000

$760,000

116

Debbie Daigle, RE/MAX Essential

Hoke Flynt, St James Properties LLC

9/3/15

$672,500

$749,000

202

Rosado & Associates, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

Hoke Flynt, St James Properties LLC

7/1/15

$643,900

$685,000

144

Suzanne Williams, RE/MAX Community Brokers

Bonnie B Black, RE/MAX at the Beach / Calabash

6/2/15

$641,250

$699,000

281

Nolan K Formalarie, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

Jerry C Biffle, RE/MAX Community Brokers

8/6/15

$640,000

$725,000

93

Rosado & Associates, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

Hoke Flynt, St James Properties LLC

9/3/15

$619,500

$649,900

93

John S Dorazio, RE/MAX Community Brokers

John S Dorazio, RE/MAX Community Brokers

Top 10 Sales in Sunset Beach for 2015 Including Sunset Beach Island & Mainland

Date Sold

Sold Price

Listing Price

DOM

Listing Agent & Company

Selling Agent & Company

4/2/15

$1,350,000

$1,495,000

7

Eddie Walters, Sunset Properties

Pat Wolfe, Sunset Properties, Inc. Eddie McNeely, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage-Shallotte

6/3/15

$900,000

$1,100,000

102

Shirley Johnson, Coldwell Banker Sloane

9/11/15

$775,000

$825,000

127

Eddie Walters, Sunset Properties, Inc.

Sarah Harris Team, Cooke Realty

2/27/15

$760,000

$774,900

202

Maureen Hart, Coldwell Banker Sloane

Maureen Hart, Coldwell Banker Sloane

5/29/15

$710,000

$749,000

769

Pat Wolfe, Sunset Properties, Inc.

Pat Wolfe, Sunset Properties, Inc.

6/23/15

$696,500

$739,000

501

Pat Wolfe, Sunset Properties, Inc.

Alice Noonan, CENTURY 21 Sunset Realty

8/17/15

$665,000

$709,000

97

Dave L Nelson, CENTURY 21 Sunset Realty

Robin G Craven, Atlantic Realty Professionals, Inc

6/11/15

$650,000

$739,000

489

Pat Wolfe, Sunset Properties, Inc.

Nancy Boston, Carolina Plantations Real Estate

4/30/15

$620,000

$645,000

105

Eddie Walters, Sunset Properties, Inc.

Debbie Kinlaw, CENTURY 21 Sunset Realty

Source: Research and data compiled from the Brunswick County Multiple Listing Service From January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015.

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1 Cambridge Crossings -L ocated at: 4197 Cambridge Cove Circle, Southport, NC 28461 - Approx. 5 miles from the Atlantic Ocean - Cambridge-Crossings.com - Contact: (910) 446-1170 - Town homes from $196,000

2 Cottage Point -L ocated at: 770 Skipjack Circle, Southport, NC 28461 - Approx. 9 miles from the Atlantic Ocean - CottagePointNC.com - Home sites from $79,900, homes from $379,000

3 Cottages at Price Creek -L ocated at: 404 Trout Lily Lane, Southport, NC 28461 - Approx. 8 miles from the Atlantic Ocean - Home sites from $39,900, homes from $299,000

4 Jonas Creek -L ocated at: 600 MacKenzie Circle, Southport, NC 28461 - Approx. 9 miles from the Atlantic Ocean - Home sites from $59,900, homes from $380,000

Palmetto Creek of the Carolinas -L ocated at: 1186 Ternata Drive, Bolivia, NC 28422 - Approx. 10 miles from the Atlantic Ocean - PalmettoCreekNC.com - Contact: (800) 203-8554 -T own homes from $190,000, homes from $210,000

7 Rivermist -L ocated at: 5214 Flank Court, Southport, NC 28461 - Approx. 5 miles from the Atlantic Ocean - Contact: (877) 517-8583 -T own homes from $120,000, homes from $130,000

8 Seaspray Cove at Carolina Place -L ocated at: 4903 Alamance Drive, Southport, NC 28461 - Approx. 3 miles from the Atlantic Ocean - Contact: (910) 477-6007 - Homes from $100,000

9 Southport Way -L ocated at: 4463 Willow Moss Way, Southport, NC 28461 - Approx. 7 miles from the Atlantic Ocean - SouthportWay.com - Contact: (910) 367-5978 - Homes from $219,000

5 Mariners Pointe -L ocated at: 4326 Frying Pan Road SE, Southport, NC 28461 - Approx. 5 miles from the Atlantic Ocean - BillClarkHomes.com - Contact: (910) 477-6007 - Homes in $130,000s

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10 St. James Plantation -L ocated at: 4006 St. James Drive SE, Southport, NC 28461 - Approx. 7 miles from the Atlantic Ocean - StJamesPlantation.com - Contact: (800) 245-3871 -H ome sites from $100,000, cottages from $280,000, custom homes from $450,000

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The Cottages at Southport

Traemoor at Arbor Creek

-L ocated at: 406 Lord Charles Drive, Southport, NC 28461 - Approx. 5 miles from the Atlantic Ocean - TheCottagesNC.com - Contact: (910) 363-4556 - Homes from $260,000

-L ocated at: 4330 Southport-Supply Rd SE, Southport, NC 28461 - Approx. 8 miles from the Atlantic Ocean - BillClarkHomes.com - Contact: (910) 477-6007 - Homes from $250,000

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Turtlewood at Southport

-L ocated at: 4384 Frying Pan Road, SE, Southport, NC 28461 - Approx. 5 miles from the Atlantic Ocean - BillClarkHomes.com - Contact: (910) 477-6007 - Homes from $106,000

-L ocated at: 6105 Turtlewood Drive, Southport, NC 28461 - Approx. 7 miles from the Atlantic Ocean - Turtlewood.com - Contact: (910) 262-2684 - Homes from $259,000

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15 Beacon Townes -L ocated at: 100 Freeboard Ln, Carolina Shores, NC 28467 - Approx. 7 miles from the Atlantic Ocean - Contact: (866) 265-4708 - Town homes from $130,000

20 Ocean Ridge Plantation

Spring Mill Plantation

-L ocated at: 53 Ocean Ridge Pkwy SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469 - Approx. 3 miles from the Atlantic Ocean - OceanRidge.com - Contact: (910) 287-1800 - Home sites from $50,000, homes from $300,000

-L ocated at: 2133 Stonecrest Dr NW, Calabash, NC 28467 - Approx. 8 miles from the Atlantic Ocean - Contact: (910) 565-4494 - Homes from $158,900

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16 Brunswick Plantation - Located at: 380 Brunswick Drive NW, Calabash, NC 28467 - Approx. 9 miles from the Atlantic Ocean - BrunswickPlantation.com - Contact: (800) 835-4533 - Home sites from $30,000, town homes from $149,000, homes from $167,000

17 Calabash Lakes - Located at: Calabash Lakes Blvd, Calabash, NCÂ 28467 - Approx. 6 miles from the Atlantic Ocean - Homes from $150,000

-L ocated at: 100 Sable Oak Circle #4, Supply, NC 28462 - Approx. 2 miles from the Atlantic Ocean - Overlook-CC.com - Town homes from $299,000

22 The Retreat at Ocean Isle Beach -L ocated at: 1361 Dunes Blvd SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469 - Approx. 1 mile from the Atlantic Ocean - BillClarkHomes.com - Contact: (910) 575-2933 - Homes from $254,000

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18 Crow Creek -L ocated at: 470 S. Crow Creek Drive, Calabash, NC 28467 - Approx. 7 miles from the Atlantic Ocean - Contact: (910) 409-8590 - Home sites from $85,000

-L ocated at: 2000 Arnold Palmer Drive, Shallotte, NC 28470 - Approx. 9 miles from the Atlantic Ocean - RiversEdge-NC.com - Contact: (910) 754-9691 - Home sites from $50,000, town homes from $200,000, homes from $300,000

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North Shore -L ocated at: North Shore Drive, Sunset Beach, NC 28468 - Approx. 1 mile from the Atlantic Ocean - BillClarkHomes.com - Contact: (910) 540-0037 - Homes from $349,900

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-L ocated at: 712 Village Rd SW #202, Shallotte, NC 28470 - Approx. 7 miles from the Atlantic Ocean - BillClarkHomes.com - Contact: (910) 754-2697 - Homes from $181,000

26 Sunset Ridge -L ocated at: 7186 Bonaventure St SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469 - Approx. 2.5 miles from the Atlantic Ocean - BillClarkHomes.com - Contact: (910) 575-2992 - Homes from $1995,000

27 The Cottages at Ocean Isle Beach -L ocated at: 1643 Waterway Cove Drive SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469 - Approx. 2 miles from the Atlantic Ocean - TheCottagesNC.com - Contact: (910) 579-2002 - Homes from $250,000

28 The Farm at Brunswick -L ocated at: 61 Carolina Farms Blvd, Carolina Shores, NC 28467 - Approx. 5 miles from the Atlantic Ocean - Contact: (910) 274-5067 - Homes from $150,000

29 Thistle -L ocated at: 1815 Olde Thistle Club Road, Sunset Beach, North Carolina 28468 - Approx. 4 miles from the Atlantic Ocean - ThistleGolfEstates.com - Contact: (910) 338-0801 -H omes sites from $120,000, homes from $400,000 Don’t see your subdivision on here? Let us know! map@SouthBrunswickMagazine.com

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Brunswick Forest B Y K ate S mith

Continued success brings growth and new accolades

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he secret behind Brunswick Forest’s success as one of the fastest growing

communities in the coastal South lies in careful planning on the behalf of the developer; a team of award-winning builders who offer quality, uniquely-designed homes; and a prime location in one of the most desirable areas of the country. New neighborhoods, an expanded

Brunswick Forest continues to add amenities and now includes more than 100 miles of walking and biking trails, three swimming pools, a dog park, a community garden and much more.

commercial town center, added amenities and continued accolades all coincide with the community’s growth and reaffirm Brunswick Forest’s standing as a premier

national trends by being 100 percent leased

Awards and Accolades

with no empty storefronts. “We take careful

The community’s growth has been

consideration when handpicking the tenants

spurred on by an increasing number of

at The Villages to make sure we have the

accolades, including being named one of the

right kind of businesses that are well-suited

top 50 Best Master Planned Communities in

for our residents,” says Brunswick Forest

the country for 2015 by “Where to Retire”

launch of Cypress Pointe, yet another

Director of Sales Jerry Helms. “This kind of

magazine. This honor is only given to

premier neighborhood within the

care is taken with every development

communities that exemplify “the best of the

community. Cypress Pointe features classic

decision made within the community to

best” in amenities, lifestyle and home

Southern architecture integrated with the

ensure our continued success and standing

design. Brunswick Forest has also been

coastal elements that have become the

as one of the premier master-planned

selected once again as an Ideal Community

hallmark of the community’s design

communities in the country.”

by “Ideal-LIVING” magazine.

relocation destination that offers an award-winning lifestyle.

New Neighborhoods Brunswick Forest recently marked the

aesthetic. Following on the heels of the Cypress Pointe launch is the addition of the community’s new town home neighborhood, Tennyson Village, which includes lowmaintenance town homes built by acclaimed builder JordanBuilt Signature Homes.

Additions to The Villages New businesses are being added to

New Amenities As the community grows, Brunswick Forest will continue to add amenities to its already amenity-rich community. Brunswick Forest boasts an 18,000-square-foot Fitness and Wellness Center, more than 100 miles of walking, biking and nature trails, three community pools, a kayak and canoe boat Brunswick Forest

Brunswick Forest’s commercial town center,

launch on Town Creek, a dog park and a

The Villages at Brunswick Forest, which now

community garden. Recently, six pickleball

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establishments. Additions to The Villages

Cape Fear National to help accommodate the

are carefully considered by the developer,

large number of residents who have taken to

who has helped the town center defy

this sport.

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Cambridge Crossings B Y D enice P atterson

A town home community well suited to an active lifestyle

A

long the Intracoastal Waterway between historic Southport and Oak Island,

Cambridge Crossings is the newest townhome community in South Harbour Village. Owned by Cambridge Southport, LLC, the property is managed by First Federal Properties, a real estate company based in Cornelius, N.C. The intimate, 88-unit community is very successful, with 24 townhomes under construction, 17 of which are already under contract.

Sales are going strong on Cambridge Crossings 88 townhome units.

“Visitors are impressed with the open designs, quality of construction and location,” says Brad Bowman, manager of

The Seagull is the largest at nearly 1,780

The community is well suited to an

Cambridge Southport, LLC. “Sales are

square feet, with three bedrooms and two

incredible. We expect to be welcoming more

baths. The kitchen features a large pantry

than 25 new residents to the neighborhood

and a raised-bar counter for casual dining as

wonderful community of active retirees who

this year and all remaining homes to be sold

well as a formal dining area. The two-car

quickly welcome new owners as good

out by fall 2016.”

garage is conveniently accessed through the

friends,” says Iris Cavin, sales manager for

laundry area.

Cambridge Crossings.

Cambridge Crossings residents have access to the amenities of South Harbour

The 1,650-square-foot Blue Heron is a

Village, including the clubhouse, pool and

two-bedroom, two-bath plan and features a

tennis courts. Waterview Park overlooking

spacious master.

Dutchman Cove is a short stroll away. The

Sandpiper, a two-bedroom, two-bath floor

fare within walking distance.

plan that feels larger than it measures, with

rear porch areas, a formal dining area and

ample cabinet and closet space, a separate

generous cabinet and closet space. It also

tub and shower in the master bath, a

features an attached one-car garage, which

laundry room, a covered rear porch, and an

is accessed through the laundry room.

the popular Oak Island Par 3 at South Harbour,

granite kitchen countertops, tile flooring in

a superbly maintained, semi-private facility

the baths and laundry room, and fireplaces

owned and maintained by the Town of Oak

with slate surround.

Island. This 18-hole, par 3 course opened in

4197 Cambridge Cove Circle, Southport (910) 446-1170 www.CambridgeCrossingsNC.com

September 2002. It is open to the public

incorporating two or three bedrooms, and

year-round and offers multi-level, affordable

either a single-car or double-car garage.

membership programs and golf packages.

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model homes.

Just a quick walk or golf cart ride away is

hardwood flooring in the living areas,

Three functional floor plans are available,

Visit Cambridge Crossings to tour their

open, bright living spaces, large front and

designs feature vaulted living room ceilings,

attached garage. Standard features include

“Cambridge Crossings has become a

The smallest is the 1,500-square-foot

nearby marina offers fine dining and casual

Each of the single-level townhome

active lifestyle.

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 Spacious Single-Story Designs

 Attached 1 and 2 Car Garages

 2 and 3 Bedroom Floor Plans

Cambridge Crossings Sales Office Open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 4197 Cambridge Cove Circle, Southport At Fish Factory Rd. just south of Long Beach Rd. CAMBRIDGE CROSSINGS NEW LUXURY TOWNHOMES

TEL.: (910) 446-1170

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S E C T I O N

Compass Pointe B Y M ichelle M acken

Living where every day feels like a getaway

C

ompass Pointe is a private, gated, residential community located on

Highway 74/76 in Leland, just 10 minutes from downtown Wilmington and convenient to local beaches, but it feels a world away. “We like to refer to living in Compass Pointe as convenient seclusion,“ states Amanda Marks, the director of marketing. Compass Pointe is nestled in the coastal woodlands of northern Brunswick County, CONTRIBUTED PHOTOs

encompassing 2,200 acres, with 880 acres set aside for conservation and Certified Gold Audubon International Signature Sanctuary recognized. “The entire community is lushly landscaped,“ says Marks. “At night, you can see the stars, and it’s very quiet and peaceful, yet you are just a quick drive to anything you may need.” Compass Pointe features tropical

Resort-style amenities at Compass Pointe include the Resort Oasis Pool & Grand Lanai, golf cart paths and tropical landscaping.

landscaping and amenities that are inspired by the islands. The Grand Lanai offers a relaxed atmosphere, equipped with

homeowners to enjoy the pleasant,

the perfect opportunity for people to

comfortable lounge seating, flat-screen

temperate climate year round. With

experience our resort lifestyle, view our

televisions, a bar and a grilling area. Other

low-maintenance villas, cozy cottages,

newest real estate opportunities, and take

amenities include the Resort Oasis Pool, an

comfortable cabanas, Florida-style patio

advantage of special pricing and incentives,“

inland beach, a kayak launch, fishing ponds,

homes, and elegant, traditional brick custom

says Marks.

tennis and basketball courts, walking and

homes to choose from, there is something

biking trails, golf cart paths on every

to suit everyone’s taste.

roadway, and a state-of-the-art wellness

Compass Pointe usually has more than 50

center, complete with exercise equipment,

homes under construction at any given time,

group fitness rooms, sauna, steam room,

and many savvy investors are buying lots

spa services and much more. Future

now with the intention of building later.

amenities include a championship golf

Marks encourages everyone to visit Compass Pointe

course, a pro shop, clubhouse, a garden

Compass Pointe during one of the Property

terrace park, a lazy river and pool, an indoor

Release Events. Guests can enjoy four days

(888) 717-6468

and three nights of deluxe accommodations,

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pool and village shops. The homes in Compass Pointe are inviting

a welcome reception, a developer dinner,

with open floor plans and features such as

golf cart tours of their builder showcase

screened-in porches and patios that allow

homes, area activities and much more. “It’s

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Find Your Place In a new home overlooking a pristine, lush, green fairway. Find the perfect view, the perfect home and the perfect lifestyle at Compass Pointe. Just 10 minutes from downtown Wilmington, our private, gated community offers a list of resort style amenities including a Grand Lanai, Resort Oasis Pool, Wellness Center and Spa, walking and biking trails, and much more! In addition, our Championship golf course is NOW OPEN! This Rick Robbins design is unique and fun for players of all skill levels. It will quickly become a top golf destination in the area. Be one of the first to play this new course and take advantage of special pricing and incentives on new golf view homesites. Call our Discovery Center today at 888.717.6468 or stop by for information. You can also tour our many builder showcase homes. Golf and nature view homesites from the $100’s. | New Homes from the $300’s.

8178 Compass Pointe East Wynd Leland, NC 28451

888.717.6468

Ask about our newest neighborhood, The Pointe

info@compasspointenc.com CompassPointeNC.com

Club Cabanas, featuring low maintenance patio homes for active adults 55 years and older.

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S P E C I A L

S E C T I O N

Legacy Homes by Bill Clark B Y D enice P atterson

A personalized new-home building experience

S

ince 1977 Bill Clark Homes has helped build the neighborhoods that families

call home throughout eastern North Carolina and the greater Wilmington area. A regional builder with communities scattered throughout Pender, New Hanover and Photos by Chris Campbell

Brunswick counties, Bill Clark Homes has hundreds of satisfied homeowners in communities such as Cypress Lakes, Sunset Ridge, The Retreat at Ocean Isle Beach, Brunswick Forest and Traemoor at Arbor Creek, just to name a few. The company recently announced the addition of a new division: Legacy Homes by Bill Clark. Created to offer new homes on land outside of the traditional Bill Clark

A Bill Clark Homes model home.

Homes’ communities, the division is focused on helping home buyers manifest a perfect custom home that meets all the needs of

design a home that is truly one of a kind. The

many awards, including placement of the top

each unique family lifestyle and within each

studio is designed to spark imagination and

100 builders in the nation.

unique budget.

creativity – an innovative approach to new

“Not only can we build your home in

The new Legacy Homes division has a

home design. Clients are encouraged to

user-friendly website as well. Norris says,

almost any community in the region, we can

create a home that will become a legacy for

“Both our website and our beautiful new

also accommodate your home needs by

their family.

design center will allow us to give our

offering you an ever-expanding variety of

The options are numerous. Want a guest

choices,” says Annah Norris, director of sales

suite over the garage? Done. Need extra

and marketing for Legacy Homes.

garage bays for your car collection? You can

“We firmly believe in providing buyers

have that. Or, you can design your very own

the best possible home for their money,”

floor plan and make the home truly custom

says Norris.

and unique to you.

The design studio at Brunswick Forest in

quality homes in Brunswick, New Hanover

storefront studio offering endless floor-

and Pender counties,” says Norris. “Our

plan selections and a fantastic assortment

dedicated team of sales executives, project

of finishes.

coordinators and designers guide our clients

have the option to purchase a completed

Legacy Homes by Bill Clark mylegacy@billclarkhomes.com

toward creating the home of their dreams.”

LegacyHomesByBillClark.com

Bill Clark Homes has a commitment to

home, choose from the portfolio of existing

superior quality, design excellence and

plans, customize one of the many plans or

attention to customer service. This has led to

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dream home.”

“We are committed to building high-

Leland, is an 1,800-square-foot boutique

Clients of the new Legacy division will

customers even greater tools to create their

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S E C T I O N

Logan Homes B y D enice P atterson

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A personalized building experience incorporating cutting-edge technologies and steamlined processes

S

ince 1986, Logan Homes has been building quality homes in the

Wilmington and Brunswick County areas. D Logan started his company after working for years as a carpenter’s apprentice on homes in Wrightsville Beach and Figure Eight Island. After learning the craft of fine

Logan offers 11 in-house design collections that encompass more than 90 floor plans.

Clients can make design selections at the Logan Design Studio in Belville.

homebuilding, he knew he wanted to provide luxury and quality not only to individual homes, but also to entire developments. Thirty years later, Logan and his team are

County, the Logan Design Studio is a

For most people, the Logan experience

still hard at work improving and growing

homebuilder’s playground. The

doesn’t end with the move-in. “Once a client

Logan Homes. They have built a solid

10,000-square-foot complex, along with a

builds with Logan Homes, they become part

reputation as a preferred builder in the

beautiful outdoor studio, is staffed by

of the family,” Logan says.

Brunswick Forest, Compass Pointe, Helms

experienced designers, ready to assist those

Port, Landfall, Ocean Ridge, Palmetto Creek,

who are embarking on a dream home-

homeowners have enjoyed the luxury of

River Landing, St. James Plantation,

building experience.

owning a Logan home and are happy to

Waterford and Winding River developments.

A buyer under the guidance of these

For the past three decades, thousands of

share their experiences of building with

design specialists can see and touch the

Logan Homes. To read what customers have

that encompass more than 90 floor plans,

materials that will be used to build their

to say about building with Logan Homes,

Logan Homes has a home design for just

new home, from cabinets and countertops

check the website for customer reviews and

about anyone. They also will build on your

to outdoor grills and pergolas. For those

homeowner testimonials.

private home site.

who prefer the full-scale approach, Logan

With 11 in-house home-design collections

Logan Homes’ newest venture is its

Homes has dozens of model homes that

expansion into coastal South Carolina. The

showcase the thousands of options that

company has begun building homes on

Logan Homes offers, all ready for visitors

popular Dataw Island, which “Travel &

at a moment’s notice.

Leisure” magazine named one of the Top 100

Whether you’re living locally or out of

Golf Communities in America. Logan Homes’

state during the process, everyone at Logan

initial property release for Dataw Island,

Homes works together to ensure a smooth

located near Beaufort, S.C., included 54 new

homebuilding experience.

single-family homes with plans ranging from

“We use cutting-edge technologies and

1,700 to 3,000 square feet and prices from

streamlined processes that make building

$350,000 to $600,000.

their dream home as easy as 1, 2, 3,” says

Regardless of location, personalization is a

(800) 761-4707 LoganHomes.com

Logan. “We are more than a group of

key component of a Logan Homes build.

dedicated building professionals, we are

Located in the Leland area of Brunswick

a family.”

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BUILDING IN THE COASTAL CAROLINAS SINCE 1986

LoganHomes.com 800.761.4707 Connect with us! Void where prohibited. Home features described and depicted herein are subject to change without notice. Illustrations are artists renderings. Some items illustrated or pictured are optional and are at an additional cost. Dimensions are approximate. Home and customer-speciic, detailed drawings and speciications will be furnished to each customer as part of their builder contract. Floor plans/elevations are subject to change without notice. Š Logan Homes 2015

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S E C T I O N

The Retreat B Y M elissa S la v en W arren

Photography by Chris Campbell

A Bill Clark Homes–revived community with exceptional value

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t’s no secret that the housing and economic crisis of the mid-2000s devastated some

builders and developers, leaving homebuyers and residents with abandoned properties, half-built dreams and incomplete infrastructures. But out of misfortune often comes opportunity. Which is just what Bill Clark

The Retreat offers 14 different home plans, and homeowners can select custom appointments at the brand-new Design Center in Leland.

Homes saw in the all but abandoned Ocean Isle Beach community known as The Retreat.

“We take pride in providing the very best

sunbathers; there are so many outdoor

value for our clients’ hard-earned money, all

activities to take up.” And if golf is a favorite

community a few years ago and updated the

while allowing them to personalize each

pastime, there are more than 15 courses

landscape work, upgraded the common areas

house to become the home of their dreams,”

within 10 minutes of the community.

and completed the beautiful outdoor pool and

Campbell says.

Bill Clark Homes purchased the struggling

The new Idea Home, The Ashton, is opening

Inside and out, the aesthetics personify

in June 2016. This well-appointed open floor

beach-community living, with tropical colors

plan incorporates a laid-back beach style and

of Hardie board exteriors and metal roofs and

exemplifies the quality and craftsmanship of

of Ocean Isle Beach, the community offers

palm trees that dot the landscape. Inside the

Bill Clark Homes. Showcasing many of the

buyers the perfect place to build a dream

homes are granite countertops, hardwood

beautiful available options in this home, buyers

home. It includes 150 sites, some with

floors, detailed ceilings and ceramic tile, to

can envision their own homes and start

sought-after pond views, and prices range

name just a few of the smart options.

planning accordingly.

cabana that boasts an outdoor kitchen, lounge areas and a large-screen television. Just across the bridge from the beaches

Proximity to the beach and nearby

from $250,000 to $400,000.

The Retreat offers 14 different thoughtfully

conveniences are draws to The Retreat

designed home plans with numerous

apart from other communities are the

community. Residents and their guests can

elevations, and homeowners can select custom

uniqueness, size and appointments of the

spend a day at the beach and be home in less

appointments at the brand-new Design Center

homes and home sites. “Our homes feature

than five minutes, as well as walk to nearby

in Leland, which opened this May.

many of the finishing details that most

restaurants, a nail salon, stores, activities and

builders in our price point consider

shopping. Sidewalks throughout the entire

our design coordinators, have so many ways

upgrades, and our home sites have proven

community make for perfect after-dinner

to make each home unique, they will never

to be the perfect size for many of our

strolls with the kids or morning jogs to the

have to be concerned about their home

owners,” says Robin Campbell, sales and

coffee shop. Though commerce is just a few

looking like their neighbor’s,” Campbell says.

marketing manager for Bill Clark Homes.

steps away, The Retreat is a quiet, laid-back

Some of the things that set The Retreat

The Retreat’s included lawn maintenance

community with something for everyone.

package appeals to many homeowners who

The Retreat attracts residents from all

would prefer to spend their time enjoying all

walks of life, from retirees to young families

that Ocean Isle Beach has to offer. Some

who enjoy the family-friendly beach of

homeowners have incorporated personal

Ocean Isle. “We definitely attract a more

in-ground pools to transform their back

active group of residents,” Campbell says.

yards into an outdoor oasis.

“Boaters, cyclists, kayakers, jet skiers and

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S P E C I A L

S E C T I O N

ST. JAMES PLANTATION B Y M ichelle M acken

A seatown, a hometown, a timeless way of life!

N

estled along the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), near the charming seaside

village of Southport and historic Wilmington is St. James Plantation, the crown jewel of North Carolina’s southern coast. Residents enjoy more than $100 million of completed first-class amenities, including a private oceanfront beach club, a full-service ICW marina, 81-holes of championship golf, more than 36 miles of walking/biking trails, four clubhouses and more than 50 social activities clubs. And that’s just for starters. The private beach club offers an uncrowded, wide beach, along with a large cabana and swimming pool. Boaters and water lovers enjoy the park alongside the Intracoastal Waterway, a full-service marina and a marketplace with a waterside grill and tiki bar. The four signature golf courses are Audubon-Certified Cooperative Sanctuaries created by some of the most celebrated designers including Jack Nicklaus, P. B. Dye, Tim Cate and Hale Irwin. If tennis is your game, St. James offers championship courts. Residents can exercise in the state-of-the-art, brand-new $4 million Wellness Center or escape to the outdoors

St. James Plantation enjoys a prime location along the Intracoastal Waterway, and its amenities are beyond compare.

and enjoy countless miles of walking, biking and nature trails and community gardens. There are countless ways to stay active at St. James, especially in the mild southeastern North Carolina climate with

known for its antiques shops, boutiques, restaurants and historical landmarks. Homes in St. James Plantation range from

four distinct seasons. The weather here

the high $200s to $1 million plus, and home

is perfect for enjoying the great

sites start from the $60s.

waterways and outdoor activities

St. James Plantation

almost all year round.

(800) 245-3871

St. James residents enjoy exploring nearby

stjamesplantation.com

Southport, a quaint, New England-style village

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S P E C I A L

S E C T I O N

Trusst Builder Group B Y D ebbie E lliott

Building exceptional custom homes in Brunswick’s top neighborhoods without the custom price

Road in Leland and a half mile from The

front onto the neighborhood’s 17 miles of

Villages at Brunswick Forest.

navigable canals and ponds. From here,

“The number one benefit that

homeowners can enjoy the luxury of having

Hearthstone offers homeowners is value,”

a dock in their own backyard. Additional

said Lisa Smiraldi, New Homes Specialist for

amenities include a newly renovated and

russt Builder Group is a builder and

Trusst Marketing Group. “Hearthstone offers

expanded clubhouse and fitness center, an

developer of quality homes and

the same benefits and quality that you find

outdoor pool, a tennis center, a beach

neighborhoods throughout New Hanover

at competing developments, but for a much

volleyball court and miles of walking trails.

and Brunswick counties. Since 1992 Trusst

better price. We’ve got an excellent location,

The Village Shoppes are adjacent to

has built more than 3,000 homes in

great floor plans and a quality building

the neighborhood.

communities such as Brunswick Forest,

process where first-class finishes are

Hearthstone, Magnolia Greens and

standard features, not upgrades.”

T

Waterford in Leland as well as Compass

To meet demand, 11 new homesites have

Homeowners in Waterford may choose from 30 Trusst house plans ranging from 1,653 to 3,360 square feet. For more

Pointe, St. James Plantation, Winding River

just been released for sale. These homesites

information, visit the community’s on-site

Plantation and Palmetto Creek in Brunswick

are wider and larger than Phase I and can

sales office, tour a Trusst fully furnished

County. Floor plans include townhomes,

more easily accommodate home plans that

model home or call (910) 782-2801.

patio homes and semi-custom home designs

feature side-entry garages. Most of these

ranging from $245,000 to $405,000 and up.

new homesites overlook a pond or forested

Trusst Builder Group is unique in its ability to construct custom-quality homes without the custom price. Standard features include

areas, and the wider yards offer greater separation from adjacent neighbors. At Hearthstone, buyers can choose from

hardwood flooring, stainless appliances,

13 floor plans with a diversity of style and

granite countertops (kitchen and bath),

features. Each home features three

vented gas fireplaces, tile showers,

bedrooms and two or three full baths and

screened-in porches with smooth finish

many feature a spacious flex space over the

ceilings, an alarm system, an integrated

attached garage. Homes range from 1,653 to

sound system, extensive landscaping,

2,934 square feet and prices range from

automated irrigation and much more. The Trusst Builder Group Design Center,

$274,500 to $399,500. Two fully furnished model homes are

in The Village Shoppes at Waterford, enables

available for viewing Monday through

homeowners to view the products and

Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. New Homes

finishes available to personalize their home.

Specialist Lisa Smiraldi manages the

Design Coordinator Kristi Fisher, Associate

community’s on-site Sales Center and can be

ASID, works closely with homeowners to

contacted at (910) 782-2804.

House Calls Program In addition to its featured neighborhoods, Trusst Builder Group offers its House Calls program in which homeowners can build a Trusst home within the neighborhood of their choice. Trusst Builder Group has homes underway in Brunswick Forest, Compass Pointe, St. James Plantation, Winding River, Magnolia Greens, Waterford and Palmetto Creek. Trusst Builder Group has an exclusive marketing alliance with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage to market all Trusst Builder Group homes, including Hearthstone and Waterford. Brunswick Forest and Compass Pointe, however, continue to market their own properties.

assist them through the selection process.

WATERFORD

HEARTHSTONE

Waterford of the Carolinas is a mature

Hearthstone is a charming Trusst

resort community in Leland, just minutes

neighborhood of brick homes featuring

from historic downtown Wilmington. Trusst

quality craftsmanship and attention to detail

Marketing Group is the exclusive marketing

in one of the best locations in northern

agent for 30 of the biggest and best

Brunswick County. It is just off of Lanvale

homesites in Waterford, many of which

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Now Making House Calls Now building in Brunswick Forest, Compass Pointe, The Forks at Barclay, Hearthstone, Magnolia Greens, Palmetto Creek, St. James Plantation, Waterford, Winding River and your neighborhood.

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At Home Meet five homeowners who like calling Brunswick County home.

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Brunswick County is a great place to live. Ask anyone who lives here and they’ll give you a long list of reasons why they love this area. Whether they escaped the frigid winters of the north in retirement, moved to the area for work or grew up here and decided to stay, there are thousands of people who are willing to sing the praises of Brunswick County. We tracked down a few of them and asked them about where they came from and why they chose to live here. We enjoyed reading our neighbors’ stories and we think you will too.

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Barbara Gary Frisvold Where did you live before relocating to southeastern N.C.? Laurel, MD Why did you move to southeastern N.C.? We lived in Hawaii for four years and loved the weather, beautiful scenery, outdoor activities and friendly people. Gary recently retired, and we were seeking the aspects we loved about Hawaii while remaining closer to our families in Maryland. What community did you decide to move to and why? We selected Compass Pointe. The community has a wonderful feel and is so friendly. Most people are transplants and want to meet their neighbors. It’s a growing community with lots of activities. The projected growth will still make it a comfortable community; it’s not too large or overwhelming. Why Brunswick County? We began our selection by looking from New Bern to Hilton Head. We liked the nearness of Brunswick County to Wilmington for easy access to culture, medical facilities, shopping and entertainment, but 42

also liked not being in a congested area. We are within driving distance of family in Maryland, and Brunswick meets our criteria for weather, scenery, outdoor activities and friendly people. How long have you lived here? We’ve only been in about a month (we are still in the opening boxes and making it a real home stage), but we spent much time walking in the community while making all of our decisions. For us, Compass Pointe has that special feel. Who built your home and why did you decide to build with them? Trusst. We loved the floor plan of the Grayson. It has an open floor plan and it already included most of our desired upgrades in the base price. That was a real plus to us! It slightly increased our useable space we use daily while seriously decreasing all of the space we were no longer using in our prior home (formal living/dining rooms, several additional bedrooms, etc.). It also has two sets of telescopic doors that open up to a wonderful EZ-Breeze screened-in porch that looks out to a pond. And the ceilings! The Grayson includes four beautiful decorated ceilings. What’s your favorite thing about southeastern N.C.? The weather! It gives us seasons without the severity of winter. It’s an area where we feel like we want to go outside.

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Dean Denise Fennell Where did you live before relocating to southeastern N.C.? Columbia, MD Why did you move to southeastern N.C.? We wanted a summer/ vacation home.

Photography by Jason Frizzelle

What community did you decide to move to and why? St. James Plantation because we liked the amenities that were offered and being close to the ocean. How long have you lived here? One year Who built your home and why did you decide to build with them? Logan Homes because the house plans were the most contemporary. What’s your favorite thing about southeastern N.C.? Friendly people, great neighbors, better climate and close to many beaches. Special section: South Brunswick New Homes & Real Estate

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Jay Joan Eipper Photos by Ava Williams

Where did you live before relocating to southeastern N.C.? Melford Lakes, N.J. Why did you move to southeastern N.C.? Jay went to college a couple hours west of Wilmington many years ago and always dreamed of returning. We were looking for affordable coastal living because being at the beach is our most favorite thing. Whether sitting in our beach chairs with our toes in the sand reading and watching the pelicans or walking along the surf collecting shells and looking for sea glass, it is therapeutic. We were also drawn by the lure of a laid-back lifestyle and the charm of Wilmington and all it has to offer. What community did you decide to move to and why? Brunswick Forest because of the proximity to Wilmington and the beaches, the amenities and villages, and the developer’s financial stability and commitment.

Who built your home and why did you decide to build with them? Bill Clark Homes. They offered attractive model alternatives, affordability and a commitment to energy efficiency and were very easy to do business with. What’s your favorite thing about southeastern N.C.? The soothing coastal breezes.

How long have you lived here? Since November 2014

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Nancy Boylan Where did you live before relocating to southeastern N.C.? I grew up in northern New Jersey and spent the last 29 years in Ohio, near Cleveland. Why did you move to Southeastern N.C.? I wanted to get away from the cold winters and be closer to the beach. What community did you decide to move to and why?. I chose Cambridge Crossings. It feels like home as soon as you walk into the neighborhood. Why Brunswick County? Southport is such a nice town with a lot of things to do year round. There are plenty of restaurants and cute shops to visit. How long have you lived here? I have lived here since November 2015 Who built your home and why did you decide to build with them? Barry Martin with Southern Shores Builders. I just loved the layouts of the town homes they build. Good quality with a lot of attention to detail.

What’s your favorite thing about southeastern N.C.? My favorite thing about the area besides being this close to the ocean and beach is how friendly everyone is. The Cambridge Crossings neighborhood is especially warm and welcoming. It’s a very nice community to be a part of.

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Billie Jean Keilani Nebesky

Where did you live before relocating to southeastern N.C.? Westford, Mass. Why did you move to southeastern N.C.? I wanted warmer weather. New England winters are very harsh and I just got to the point where I did not want to face shoveling and snow-blowing anymore. Also, I was in the process of retiring and my last child is a freshman in college so I would soon have an “empty nest.” I did a lot of research. I first went to Florida where I have relatives and friends but decided the Gulf Coast was not what I wanted. I wanted to be near the Atlantic Ocean. I then moved my research to North Carolina when my brother bought property in Asheville. What community did you decide to move to and why? I was looking for an all-inclusive community. When I searched communities near the ocean, St. James’ Seaside came up. I then focused on looking within this area. I scheduled a visit to St. James and included Brunswick Forest, Ocean Isle and other areas. We combined a trip with a tour of UNCW for my daughter. We really liked the campus and what we learned about the school as well. I loved St. James the first 46

time I saw it. Two things I really was looking for were a marina and a private beach club. Once I visited here I quickly made the decision to go forward and simultaneously my daughter was accepted at UNCW so everything seemed to fall into place. Why did you choose Brunswick County? Because of St. James Plantation. How long have you lived here? Four months Who built your home and why did you decide to build with them? Logan Homes. I really liked that they were so willing to customize. Subsequently, I have really liked all the people I have worked with throughout the entire process. What’s your favorite thing about southeastern North Carolina? Many things, but if I had to pick only two it would be weather and proximity to the ocean.

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Top Agents in Brunswick County for 2015 From January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015 Ranked by Total Sales Volume Name

Agency

Listed Sold Total

Hank Troscianiec

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

125

84

209

Wendy R Wilmot

Wendy Wilmot Properties

15

14

29

Rosado & Associates

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

69

48

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Frances Warner

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

34

19

Kim S Anderson

Art Skipper Realty

69

60

Anne Arnold

Century 21 Sweyer & Associates

48

27

Nolan K Formalarie

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

61

Enzor & Associates

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

The Kozel Team

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

WWP John Munroe Team

Wendy Wilmot Properties

Volume

Avg.

%-Total

$35,129,492

$168,084

2.07

$27,058,500

$933,052

1.60

$24,719,284

$211,276

1.46

53

$22,432,450

$423,254

1.32

129

$21,061,367

$163,266

1.24

75

$18,727,362

$249,698

1.10

35

96

$17,698,424

$184,359

1.04

51

27

78

$16,884,613

$216,469

1.00

40

33

73

$15,304,371

$209,649

0.90

11

7

18

$13,871,000

$770,611

0.82

L Haraway Group

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

49

26

75

$13,538,970

$180,520

0.80

Sarah Harris Team

Cooke Realty

22

12

34

$13,535,530

$398,104

0.80

Karen Schwartz

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

42

13

55

$13,122,764

$238,596

0.77

Christopher J Kuhn

RE/MAX at the Beach / O.I

30

31

61

$11,890,450

$194,925

0.70

Brooke E Rudd-Gaglie

Margaret Rudd Assoc / O.I

21

22

43

$11,858,715

$275,784

0.70

The Andrews Team

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage / HB

24

22

46

$11,497,000

$249,935

0.68

Mindy B Overocker

Coastal Development & Realty

7

12

19

$11,258,300

$592,542

0.66

Robert Carroll

RE/MAX Community Brokers

26

8

34

$11,079,550

$325,869

0.65

Other Agents *

3621

3238

6859

$1,245,770,546

$181,626

73.49

Total Agents *

4534

4237

8771

$1,695,147,996

$193,267

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Brunswick County Association of REALTORS® year-end statistics for 2015 Brunswick County MLS Only Single Family Sales — Listings

2014

4,199

2015

4,562

Single Family Sales — Units Sold

2014

2,228

2015

2,745

Single Family Sales — Average Sales Price

2014

$235,115

2015

$252,704

Single Family Sales — Total Sales Volume

2014

$528,784,962

2015

$693,953,731

CHANGE

8.6% increase

CHANGE

23.2% increase

CHANGE

7.5% increase

CHANGE

31.2% increase

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Top 20 Builders in Brunswick County for 2015

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Bill Clark Homes 127 Racine Drive, Suite 201 Wilmington, NC 28403 ■ (910) 350-1744 ■ www.BillClarkHomes.com President: Bill Clark

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Trusst Builder Group 481 Olde Waterford Way #100 Leland, NC 28451 ■ (910) 371-0304 ■ www.TrusstBuilderGroup.com President: Shawn Horton

D.R. Horton

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1121 Military Cutoff Road Suite C-322, Wilmington, NC 28405 ■ 910-821-8553 ■ www.DRHorton.com President: Brian Gardner

Logan Homes 60 Gregory Road, Suite 1 Belville, NC 28451 ■ (800) 761-4707 ■ www.LoganHomes.com President: D Logan

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Stevens Fine Homes 5710 Oleander Drive, Suite 200 Wilmington, North Carolina, 28403 ■ (910) 794-8699 ■ www.StevensFineHomes.com President: Craig Stevens

Jordan Built Signature Homes Wade Jurney Homes True Homes Southern Homebuilders Beazer Homes Cardinal Builders Hagood Homes Pulte Home Corp H&H Construction Kent Homes Pyramid Homes Caw Caw Land Horizon Homes Teeitup Ventures Cruse T Construction

55 52 39 36 34 33 30 28 26 26 22 18 18 16 15

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Source: Stats compiled by M.O.R.E. (Market Opportunity Research Enterprises®) and are based on permits pulled between January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015.

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is a lot like a good gig,” Randy McQuay tells me as I ask about the clubs in his office studio. “Rhythm and tempo are so important for both of ‘em, and very much the same: they’re mental.” The clubs are an anomaly in a room full of instruments, recording equipment and music memorabilia in his space at the Art Factory by the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. McQuay says he’s better than average on the greens but plays for the challenge. “I was never going to make it in sports,” he says. “In high school I always wanted to be a part of them . . . I love to compete, it’s just that music was a bigger part of me than sports ever were.” McQuay, singer-songwriter, bluesman and music producer, is on the road now. His spring solo tour started on March 31 and will take him out to Oklahoma and back, with stops in South Carolina, Georgia and along the Gulf Coast. He’s ready to break in his new foot drum set from Farmer Musical Instruments, which has manufactured custom sets for Les Claypool, Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses), JJ Grey, G Love and many other artists. The set allows McQuay to keep the beat, play guitar and sing all at once. “With flying and going on boats, carrying so much gear got hard,” he says. “So this is what I typically travel with.” He takes out a beautifully crafted, collapsible drum set with dual pedals: one for kick drum and another for attachable instruments, such as a nut-seed rattle. It’s like a Mary Poppins magical bag of musical

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Above: McQuay is a standout blues musician and his talent has been officially recognized among his peers.

instruments. “They built this little set up for me so that I could actually fit it inside a suitcase.” On the studio walls hang a few cigar-box guitars and ukuleles, another sound he’s been trying to incorporate into his solo work. Recent recordings feature anything from foot stomps and hand claps to his nut-seed rattle. “I think it sounds like a bunch of pick axes being swung,” he says as he slowly starts a hammering beat, almost like a rainfall of clacking. “Just singing over something like that over other instruments, I think it’s cool to have tracks like that,” he says. McQuay’s collection doesn’t end there. He pulls out a stumpf fiddle (also known as a pogo cello) resting in the corner. It’s a homemade folk instrument known to start with a broom handle or pole with a spring fastened to the bottom, a cookie tin or tambourine, along with any other miscellaneous noisemaker attached. “I’m kind of a picker,” he says of his collection. “When I’m traveling and find things that are unique, I like to pick them up. Especially any kind of strange instruments I can find. And if I find a way to work them into recordings, then even cooler.” Music has been Randy McQuay’s passion for most of his life. He grew up in Charlotte, N.C., and moved to southeastern North Carolina in his formative years. A graduate of South Brunswick High School and University of 104

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North Carolina Wilmington, McQuay has lived along the North Carolina coast since. “I left my high school in Charlotte in 10th grade and immediately started playing music out, and kinda started seeing that as an escape,” he says. “Also, I started seeing that it could be a potential living, but it was really gradual at that stage — to actually try and learn the business, learn the ropes and actually profit.” Unfortunately, there aren’t very many “how-to” courses for aspiring musicians. He learned to play and read music on his own, picked a lot of brains and took advantage of anything that could offer him insight. “Later on in school I started playing in ensembles and things like that, and of course that helps, but I just read a lot of books about business and a lot of books pertaining to music,” McQuay says. He has always taken interest in all sides of the music industry and it’s apparent in his work. He’s a singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer and overall entertainer. However, he is more of realist when it comes to being a musician, which may be why he’s still doing what he does. Of course he loves singing, playing and performing — but if he somehow woke up tomorrow unable to strum a guitar or hum a tune, he’d be able to remain in his chosen industry somehow. “I’ve devoted my life to playing music,” he says, “but I also do other things in the industry to make money.”


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Above: McQuay has a unique collection of goods in his space at The Art Factory.

This whole idea of pursuing his passion from so many directions started with a simple homework assignment in high school. It was supposed to be “busy work,” but it led to real career aspirations. “It was for a computer class, which made no sense,” he says. “We had to find 20 jobs that related to what we wanted to do.” While many of his peers’ efforts were exhausted at five potential employment routes, McQuay had no troubles gathering his list: music engineer, lighting designer, producer, studio musician, touring musician. “In this business (if you approach [music] as a business) there are a lot of jobs,” he says, “but you’ve got to have the knowledge, just like anything else.” McQuay started playing music professionally at 16 and, while it was more of an extracurricular activity as a student, he still managed to find time for any gig he could take on. “Especially in summers, I’d play two or three nights a week,” he says. “I just started building repertoire more than anything — my own music and covers.” McQuay admits he struggled like any other musician starting off. In many ways he continues to struggle as a seasoned professional. It’s his foundation built upon time, energy and experience that has changed, not the ease of success. “A number that often comes up is 20,000 hours that you have to put into your craft before you can claim anything close to professionalism,” he says. “The fact of it is that if you haven’t put that 20,000 hours in by the time you’re 18 years old you might not ever have the time to do it.” Intellectual curiosity also has kept his fingers in many pies, one of them now the Randy McQuay Trio. The newly formed band is with Al DiMarco (keys, bass, accordion) and Jared Evans (drums). It officially marks the end of his RootSoul Project and a new beginning. 106

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“Maybe it’s an early midlife crisis,” he says, “but I just wanted to play blues and play electric guitar again like a teenager and just feel free with that.” It’s also an opportunity to play professionally with likeminded musicians who share the same goals. They debuted their first live show in February at Waterline Brewing on Fat Tuesday, still performing songs for which McQuay is known for, yet blending sets with fresh material. “It’s kind of hard to get away from ‘Rehab Blues,’ ‘While This Crazy ‘Ol World Spins ‘Round,’ ‘Whether the Weather,’ songs that are always going to be in my repertoire,” he says. McQuay hopes to record a live album with the trio for a 2016 release. New songs like “Looking Back on Times When I...” and “I Don’t Care Where You Cook” are in the vein of blues. The group has the advantage of being able to play blues, jazz, funk and beyond, but they want to keep it within a certain realm to avoid confusing people with this new band. “Al and Jared both are really well-versed players, they can really go wherever I want to go,” he says. “So I’m not ever going to say this is just a blues band because early on in rehearsals we found out that while everything is rooted in blues, we can get out as far as we want to go.” Nevertheless, music isn’t exactly just a paycheck or professional endeavor with notches for McQuay. Music is a life source, a lifeline and therapy. He says it’s how he grew to understand love, hate and everything in between. It’s how he relates to people on the other side of the aisle. “I still don’t know if I’m a people person or not,” he quips. “I care about the people I love passionately: my close friends, my family and my fiancé. But I genuinely don’t think that I would have any of those things without music. “Music is all I really have, I can honestly say that I wouldn’t have the full ability to love without music.” n


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The owners of Lisette L Montreal visit Island Breeze.

Business Profile BY Jo Ann Mathews

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hen designer and manufacturer Lisette Limoges starts talking in her French-accented English, people are compelled to listen.

In 2003 she and her husband, Neil Small, developed and trademarked their brand of women’s pants that have catapulted their business, Lisette L Montreal, into a multimillion dollar empire with 5,000 boutiques worldwide selling their clothing line. Contributed Photo

Limoges and Small, along with daughter Kathryne, visited Sunset Beach in April promoting their 2016 spring collection to Island Breeze boutique customers. Small says the company’s success surpasses any expectations that he and his wife anticipated. Before they started their own business, the two were sales representatives for fashion manufacturers in Canada. Their clients’ sales increased dramatically because of Small and Limoges’ ability to design products and sell them. “We made

Lisette Limoges, Kathryne Small and Neil Small of Lisette L Montreal

collections for someone else,” Small says. “We would bring in customers, but then the companies didn’t need us anymore.” Small and Limoges feared their 35-year career in the fashion

Her customers agree. “You want to find something that fits, and they do,” says Karen Sioberg, who lives in Chambersburg,

industry was coming to an end, but then made a decision to go out on

Pennsylvania, but has a home in Sunset Beach. She bought an outfit

their own. “We decided if we could do it for other people, we can do it

the first day of the promotion and came back the second day. “They

for ourselves,” Small says.

are very comfortable, very stretchy and very flattering. I have three

The one comment the couple heard consistently from customers was that women wanted a pant that fit well, something that was

or four at home and will probably buy two today.” Nancy Beall of Annapolis, Maryland, was visiting friends in Sunset

comfortable to wear. Limoges explains that she and Small studied

Beach and came to Island Breeze both days. “I like that there are no

how bathing suits were made and learned that some flattered a

zippers or buttons. You just pull them on,” she says.

variety of women’s shapes. They worked on designs and fabrics for two years before they were satisfied with the final result. In 2003 they developed and trademarked Fit to Flatter with no waistband, zippers or buttons. Obstacles loomed large, though. The couple had no experience in manufacturing or in running a company, but their solution was simple. “We surrounded ourselves with good people,” Small says.

Small says it’s all about fit and quality. “We developed a pant with tummy control, and it fits like a glove,” he says. The pants are made of Lycra and are washable and don’t wrinkle. “You always look clean and crisp,” says Kathryne. “It’s for any age from 20 to 50 to 100.” It wasn’t until 2011 that Lisette L took off in the United States. After Kathie Lee Gifford praised the pants on the Today show,

And they had to convince people to try on the pants. With only

the company’s website crashed from all the orders pouring in.

three colors — brown, black and charcoal in tone-on-tone —and two

The company had another surge in sales when Oprah Winfrey

styles — 28-inch ankle length and 31-inch full length — they faced a

hyped the product. She has worn Lisette L pants on three covers

major challenge despite being the first company to introduce pants

of O, The Oprah Magazine and several times on its pages. These

with tummy control. “I went store to store asking the owners to try

unsolicited promotions advanced the Montreal company in

them on,” Small says. Once they did, they were believers.

multiple ways. It grew from a 4,000-square-foot facility to its

“I love their pants,” says Clarice Holden, owner of Island Breeze. “I

current 60,000-square-foot facility and from four employees to

love the fit. That’s what really sells.” Island Breeze was one of the first

65. Its two styles have multiplied to include Bermuda, Capri and

boutiques in the United States to hold a trunk show for the company.

cropped pants to skorts, skirts, jackets and tops in countless

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wear Lisette L clothing to a party, out shopping, at home, to the park and just about anywhere. Jewelry, shoes and other accessories change an outfit from daytime to evening. “It’s about stepping outside the box,” she says. Cost of tops starts at $69.95, pants at $109.95, jackets at $209.95. As is customary with Lisette L during in-store promotions, a portion of sales are donated to charities. The two-day event at Island Breeze benefited Orphans Promise and Widow’s Mite Experience. The family is proud to say that all of their clothing is made in Canada and its showroom in Montreal has 135,000 to 140,000 items on the floor at all times. Small oversees the entire company, Limoges designs the clothing and is the creative director, Kathryne is promoting the mother/daughter image and is associate creative colors and patterns. It has added sport, tall, plus size and men’s

director, and the couple’s son, David, manages all retail and sales. All

lines as well.

of them participate in public relations.

Alysa Watkins, owner of The Filling Station doughnut shop in Shallotte, adds her kudos. “I like that you can dress them up or wear them casually,” she says of the pants. “They are very comfortable and don’t wrinkle.” The company gives the pants appropriate names to distinguish each design. At Island Breeze, Limoges wore the Hibiscus pant with a

“We are very selective [about who sells our clothing],” Small says. “It’s been really spectacular the recognition of the product.” A downside to this popularity is that other companies are copying their designs. Small says at least 25 companies are currently imitating Lisette L. The difference is that the original pant has a D-ring on a tab in the front of the pants that reads LISETTE | L MONTRÉAL.

white blouse and black jacket the first day. Kathryne wore the Digital

“We’re getting more diversified because the demand is getting

pant and jacket ensemble with a navy shell. She says that women can

greater,” Small says. “It takes a lot of hard work, guts and dedication.”

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Business Profile BY Denice Patterson

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rom design services and home décor to furniture, window treatments and flooring, Island Classic Interiors is a trusted name

in coastal interior design. When Lynne Carr-Wiggins bought the existing design center in 2008, it was just before the economy took a sharp downturn. She had been working for a local builder for 23 years and had always wanted to own her own business. “We really have no idea what we were thinking then,” she says with a laugh. But with a lot of hard work from the entire family and bushels of faith, Island Classic Interiors has flourished. Located in a sunny yellow former beach cottage, the design center provides turn-key services and more. “We offer complete design services in addition to everything the homeowner might need to accessorize their new home,” says Carr-Wiggins. “From bedding to candles, gorgeous window treatments and perfect gifts for that special friend, we have it. We even can show you tiling, carpeting and flooring options.” The store also showcases seascape-inspired jewelry, handbags, PHOTOs BY Keith Ketchum

soaps, lotions and coffee. The staff at Island Classic Interiors is ready to help you make each room in your home look amazing. “We can connect you with the most reliable contractors in and around Brunswick County when you’re ready for more extensive interior upgrades,” she says. “We take pride in our originality – you will not find our merchandise and expertise elsewhere.” Carr-Wiggins travels to several markets each year to keep up with current trends and new products, but she also meets with sales

Island Classic Interiors is a retail shop as well as a complete design service center.

representatives frequently to find the most unique pieces. Everything

All of her children have helped grow the business as well.

is hand selected for beauty and quality. Shipments arrive daily so there

“Mike is in New York and constantly gives us ideas for social media

are always new pieces. Her customers tell her that just walking into the

presence; Whitney in Boston offers advertising ideas; Danielle is in New

shop is a dangerous thing — they want to buy everything they see.

York, but once came home and helped us get rid of all outdated

Designer Pam Jones and showroom assistant Kathy Woods are ready

samples, calling and emailing companies for updates; and Ethan, who is

to tackle any project. Al Marlowe is the resident window treatment installer

a senior at NCSU, helps with furniture deliveries when he is on break,”

and helps keep things running smoothly for the shop.

Carr-Wiggins says. Even the family dog, Murfie, is involved. The

Carr-Wiggins says this business is a perfect outlet for her. “Growing up in Duplin County, I always enjoyed helping my mother decorate the Christmas tree, color Easter eggs and rearrange the

miniature Schnauzer greets customers once the front door opens. Island Classic Interiors: 115 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach; (910) 579-8403; islandclassicinteriors.com

furniture,” she says, adding that her parents have been her biggest supporters. Her father passed away in 2014, but, she says, “I still feel his support even now; he was my biggest cheerleader.”

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Snippets

BADWATER Cape Fear ®

AdventureCORPS presented its third annual BADWATER® Cape Fear ultra-running experience on Bald Head Island on March 19. With 50km and 51-mile race options, the event started with a 12-mile warm-up, followed by either 19 or 39 miles of running on the wild and secluded sandy beach between Cape Fear and Fort Fisher, with stunning views of the Frying Pan Shoals to the east and wild marshlands to the west. Participants agreed that the race was an inspiring way to experience the Cape Fear region in its entire splendor. For the AdventureCORPS team, the Bald Head Island race is a wonderful counterpart to the desert sands and mountains of Death Valley and Anza-Borrego Desert, the locations for their two West Coast BADWATER® races. Due to the remarkable beauty and quaint Southern charm of Bald Head Island and Southport, as well as this impeccable BADWATER® race experience, many BADWATER® Cape Fear participants are now making this race an annual pilgrimage. Photography: Sandi Grigg

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Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce’s Home Show Homeowners flocked to Shallotte Middle School on March 12 for Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce’s 14th annual Home Show. The school’s lobby, cafeteria and gym were filled with 60 booths showcasing products and services for the home and garden, including landscaping, gardening, pools and spas, doors and windows, outdoor grills, home décor, utilities, real estate and financial services. Attendees also found many resources for home construction or improvement, including kitchen, bathroom and heating and air conditioning specialists and other dealers who specialize in household needs. The event expanded this year to include other areas of local interest: banks, publishers, nonprofit groups, and health and nutrition providers. The show is a great place to shop, learn and meet vendors if you are considering moving to the area or are already a resident and want to make improvements to your current home. “People like making a connection with vendors,” said Megan Bishop, director of events at the Brunswick County Chamber, adding that the vendors also appreciate the chance to meet potential customers.

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FACES & PLACES

Coastal Integrative Health Grand Opening

Lynne Carr-Wiggins, Shannon Viera, Cindy Leonard, Regina Lowry, Suzanne Lewis

Dr. Josef Jacobson, Timothy Randall, Todd Beane

Megan Bishop, Emilee Sinclair, Allen Bryant, Tonia Steed

Brent Henderson, Dr. Patrick McCauley, Dr. Katie Ulam, Dr. Brian Lank, Glenn Humbert

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Ryan Cunningham, Susan Eggert, Susan Giuffre, Julie Raphael

Daphne Yarbrough-Jones, Mari-Lou Wong-Cong, Sherrie Stevens

Jim Giuffre, Rich, Brooke & Tammy Kesky


Coastal Consumer Showcase

Chris Gregory, Gibb Teal, Ted Braam, Summer Villani and Chris Myers

Raven Wilcox and Jessica Wheeler

Robin Schuster and Amy Southerland

Robin Potte and Douglas Anderson

Betsy Kimmel and Kay Jolliff

Dr. Molly Smyser and Brandi Carr

Pat Praet

Krystal Clemmons

Austin Parker

Photography: Kristin Goode

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Winding River Residents Donate to Vets Education On February 26 the Winding River Veterans Association (WRVA) presented a check for $1,000, on behalf of Winding River Residents, to Elina DiConstanzo, director of Resource Development for the Brunswick Community College Foundation (BCCF.) The money will be used to support their PAVE (Partnership for Veterans Education) Program, which allows Vets to work part-time at the college while they attend classes to prepare them for re-entry into the private sector.

donated to the Autism Society of N.C. to facilitate upcoming programs in Brunswick County.

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Civil War Round Table Distinguished Civil War historian James I. (Bud) Robertson, Jr., Ph.D., returned to the Brunswick Civil War Round Table’s March 1 meeting. He is the recipient of every major award given in Civil War history and a lecturer of national acclaim. Robertson is probably more in demand as a speaker than anyone else in the Civil War history field. The title of his presentation was, “What Ever Happened to…” based on his latest book After the Civil War, which follows the postwar careers of some 70 Civil War figures, and reveals (shockingly at times) the ups and downs of those individuals as they sought to adjust to peacetime demands. This was the essence of his talk, which drew a record audience, as did his last guest appearance in December 2014. Robertson is the author or editor of more than 25 books, including biographies of Gens. Robert E. Lee and A. P. Hill, and several works on the common soldier. He served as executive director of the U.S. Civil War Centennial Commission in the 1960s and worked with Presidents Kennedy and Johnson in commemorating the War’s 100th anniversary. He then taught 44 years at Virginia Tech, where his upper division course on the Civil War era attracted 300 or more students per semester and made it the largest class of its kind in the nation. At his retirement in 2011, the university named him Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History. The March 1 meeting took place at Hatch Auditorium on Caswell Beach. The Round Table Board welcomes all guests and invites them to become members of this growing nonprofit organization, which now has well over 900 members, making it clearly the largest Civil War Round Table in the country. Photography: Contributed

Cape Fear Fitness Fun Run On March 19 the first annual Family One Mile Fun Run took place with the intention of showing children the importance of health and fitness. It was a free event for the whole family and took place at Bill Smith Park. All proceeds from the event were

At a recent meeting of the Shallotte Rotary Club, President Laurel Bellamy pinned Rotarian Ellen Deaton as a six-time Paul Harris fellow. The Paul Harris Recognition program acknowledges individuals who contribute $1,000 or more to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. Photography: Contributed

Mission Overview: James Webb Space Telescope On March 5 F. Richard Myers presented a program at Ingram Planetarium called “Mission Overview: James Webb Space Telescope.” Myers calls the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), scheduled to launch in 2018, “one of the most audacious space programs in decades.” It will be placed approximately 1 million miles from Earth, much further out than the Hubble Space Telescope. The largest and most sophisticated space telescope ever conceived, the JWST promises to continue the legacy of the Hubble and, in the process, revolutionize humanity’s understanding of the universe and our place in it. Myers is currently a member of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Ground Segment and Operations team serving as the JWST Test Coordinator. He is employed by Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, the primary contractor responsible for developing the JWST. Myers’s role evolves over time and spans all phases of development, including design, integration, test, flight operations team training, launch, commissioning of the Observatory, and ultimately executing the science mission. Photography: Contributed

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Author & Air Force One Steward Speaks at BCC Foundation Luncheon On March 10 author and Air Force One steward to five presidents Howie Franklin was the guest speaker at Brunswick Community College Foundation’s community luncheon at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center. The annual event, formerly a breakfast, invited the community to visit the campus and to support the efforts of the Foundation toward enhancing the educational experience of all of BCC’s students. Franklin, who is currently the director of the county’s only commercial airport, has written a memoir of his unusual career serving the president and other government officials and dignitaries. Randy Aldridge, morning anchor for WWAY-TV3 News, served as master of ceremonies. In addition to Franklin and Aldridge, speakers included student scholars. Photography: Contributed

Sheriff Charitable Foundation Ball This prestigious event, themed “Denim & Diamonds,” featured music by the Black Water Rhythm & Blues Band, hors d’ oeuvres, a buffet dinner, wine, beer, dancing and silent and live auctions. The foundation was established in 2012 and is dedicated to serving the people of Brunswick County by building permanent charitable capital to support programs and provide services that enhance the quality of life for all its citizens. The Foundation expressed its gratitude to all the supporters, volunteers, sponsors and businesses that made this event memorable and successful.

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Stedman showed how to make a sled kite from trash bags, dowel rods and masking tape. Sled kites are simple to make and are usually very good fliers. Stedman also talked about the history of kites and kite construction. After the kites were made, everyone walked one block to Ocean Isle Beach and gave their new kite its first test flight. The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach. Photography: Contributed

SBHS JROTC Air Rifle Team Qualifies for All Army Matches

For the third consecutive year the South Brunswick High School JROTC Rifle Team qualified to participate in the all Army matches, which were held in Anniston, Alabama, from February 18 to 20. Pictured above from left to right are: Colonel Tom Blue, Michael Collins, Rayana Edge, Katlyn Brown, Christina Girard, Tommy Nguyen, and American Legion Post Adjutant & shooting instructor, Gary Crowden. The team, which is sponsored by the American Legion Post 543, finished second in the state at the annual American Legion national competition. The team finished 34 of 184 teams nationwide, and team member Michael Collins finished in the top 14 percent of nearly 900 marksmen from all parts of the United States. Photography: Contributed

Cheri McLain of R.A.C.E. Speaks to Shallotte Rotarians

Cheri McLain, founder of Rescue Animals Community Effort (“R.A.C.E.”), recently spoke at a Shallotte Rotary Club meeting. McLain explained that the R.A.C.E. organization is a


nonprofit focused on fostering and adopting out animals in our community. R.A.C.E. is a 100 percent volunteer organization with approximately 50 volunteers, of which provide foster care for the animals, which are mostly dogs and occasionally cats or other small animals. R.A.C.E. works closely with Brunswick County Animal Shelter and takes dogs into foster care from the shelter. McLain related that they also partner with the Humane Society and take in foster animals when puppy mills are busted. Unfortunately, R.A.C.E. also receives owner surrender and cruelly treated animals. Fortunately, the organization’s adoption rate is close to 100 percent. R.A.C.E. also provides foster care for senior dogs and medical care for dogs in need. It relies solely on donations to care for the animals, along with small adoption fees.

animals happy and healthy. They also discovered the unique features and personalities of the marine animals at the museum and saw first-hand how saltwater aquariums are managed and operated. This program was part of the museum’s involvement with the annual N.C. SciFest events taking place around the state in April. The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street in Ocean Isle Beach

Coastal Consumer Showcase Held at St. James The Coastal Consumer Showcase was held March 3 at the St. James Community, giving Brunswick County residents a one-

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Brunswick County Chamber Honors Miller Pope On February 27 Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce presented the Ed Gore Lifetime Achievement Award to Miller Pope, an individual who has and continues to impact the South Brunswick Islands both in business and the community. A writer, artist, entrepreneur and a family man are just a few words to describe Pope, who has written several books in his lifetime about Brunswick County, Ocean Isle Beach and surrounding areas with another local writer, Jacqueline DeGroot. The history of Ocean Isle Beach, Sunset Beach, Brunswick County and the Pirates of the Carolinas are just a few of their books. Pope was instrumental in starting the chamber, which is celebrating its 40th year.

Programs at Museum of Coastal Carolina On April 2 the Museum of Coastal Carolina presented a program called “What’s in the Water?” to take a look at the composition of sea water, the various microscopic plankton (plants and animals) that live in the water and the effects of man-made pollution on the quality of ocean water and the marine animals that inhabit it. On April 9 guests took a behind the scenes tour of the museum’s aquariums and facilities, areas that are normally off limits to the public. Guests were able to see the museum’s holding-tank facilities and learned what it takes to keep the

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stop-shop to see local products and services. More than 45 businesses were on hand to answer questions and provide free samples, giveaways and demonstrations. Coastal Consumer Showcase was an event of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce and was sponsored by Dosher Memorial Hospital, Al Fulford HVAC & Carolina Window Coverings.

CIS receives Brunswick Arts Council Grant Communities In Schools of Brunswick County (CIS) recently received an $840 grant from Brunswick Arts Council to bring a professional storyteller to the CIS 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) Afterschool Clubs at Jessie Mae Monroe, Lincoln and Supply Elementary Schools. The professional storyteller will work with students to create an interactive experience and allow them to use creativity to develop and tell their own story. The program will encourage students to use their imagination to be creative in storytelling, using verbal and visual presentations to relay a story. It will foster teamwork, expand student presentation skills and provide an opportunity to learn about storytelling as art through self-expression. The CIS 21st CCLC Afterschool Clubs are provided in partnership with North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and Brunswick County Schools, providing students in second and third grades with academic assistance, homework help, project-based STEM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and enrichment activities including art, music, and drama. All services are provided at no cost to student participants and include bus transportation home at the end of the program each day. Brunswick Arts Council serves as a partner of the North Carolina Arts Council in awarding grants as an advocate for the arts. These grants provide learning opportunities in the arts across 100 North Carolina counties each year.

skills as well as personal goal setting and planning for the future. Anne Joyner is the coordinator of the program at SBMS. Lieutenant General Kinzer retired from the United States Army on 31 August 1998 after more than 39 years of service. Commissioned from the Officer Candidate School at the United States Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia, in 1964, he served in numerous command and staff positions in both the 82d and 101st Airborne Divisions. Additionally, he served as a Tactical Officer at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is a veteran of Operation Power Pack in the Dominican Republic, 1965, two tours of duty in Vietnam (1967-68, 1971-72), and Operation Just Cause in Panama, 1989-90. Photography: Contributed

Fighting with Style – Relay For Life Event Relay for Life team The Klassy Divas, hosted their 6th annual Fighting with Style Fashion Show on February 25. More than 200 guests and supporters attended this event, and the models were cancer survivors and caregivers.

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American Legion, Post 543 Provides Speakers at South Brunswick Middle & High School

Lieutenant General U.S. Army (retired) Joe Kinzer discussed his lifetime of experiences during his nearly 40 years of service in the United States Army with students in the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program of South Brunswick Middle School (SBMS). The intent of this program is to assist the students in the development of their academic and interpersonal

Ike Milam is the winner of the 2016 Wine Fest Art Contest sponsored by Ocean Isle Museum Foundation, Inc., which held the contest to promote its Tuscan-themed 2016 Wine Fest fundraiser. Wine Fest was at the Museum of Coastal Carolina on April 30 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm and featured live and silent auctions, Italian wines from the Tuscany region, and food from La Cucina, Pelican’s Perch and Sharky’s. Milam’s winning oil painting, titled “Window on the Bay,” was one of the live auction items and appears on the Wine Fest billboard on Highway 179. Milam was born in Charlotte and still lives there. He has been coming to Ocean Isle Beach for about 40 years. He began painting about five years ago and was inspired by his brother, Wade, who lives in Ocean Isle Beach. Photography: Contributed

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treasure to the American Legion, veterans and children over the past year and honors them at a special meeting. Those honored at this meeting were as follows: Community Becky Dus, mayor, Town of St. James; Paul Witmer, St. James Community Center Staff; Dave Kjome, The Clubs at St. James Plantation; Rick Sessa-Commander, American Legion Post 543

On January 15 four of Brunswick Community College’s most talented artists gathered outside the new Middle River C-Store on Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia to prepare for serious competition. Kristin Lennon, Ashley Johnson, Geraldine “Jerry” Kelly and Brandi Simmons were competing for the possibility of winning a scholarship for the spring 2016 semester and other prizes provided by the Middle River C-store Red Bull, Monster, Coca Cola and Pepsi. C-store owner Holt Oil Co. partnered with Brunswick Community College Foundation in the contest, in which the finalists were tasked with choosing a brand provided by the store and creating Super Bowl 50-themed window art. The challenge was to create the art live in three hours during the busy lunch rush. The drawings were judged on originality and artistic merit and complexity. The grand prize of a spring scholarship plus $100 as well as the people’s choice award went to Kristin Lennon, who also won last year’s competition. Brandi Simmons won the second place with a spring scholarship; Jerry Kelly won the third place a $400 spring scholarship and $100 BP gift card; and Ashley Johnson won the fourth place $50 BP gift card. Brunswick Community College Foundation, organized in 1982, is a charitable organization instituted to enhance the mission of Brunswick Community College and to benefit students and the community. For more information about how to support Brunswick Community College Foundation, contact Elina DiCostanzo at (910) 755-8517 or dicostanzo@brunswickcc.edu. Pictured are: Kristin Lennon: Red Bull; Ashley Johnson:Coca-Cola; Geraldine Kelly: Monster Energy; and Brandi Simmons: Pepsi.

Businesses Barry Miller, Fuzzy Peach; Steven Richert, A Greener Way Landscaping; Alexia Zelaya, Holiday Inn Express Southport/Oak Island; Anni Seitz, Sentry Self Storage; Bill Moorefield, Lowes Home Improvement; Ashley Pate, Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry; Rick Sessa-Commander, American Legion Post 543; Lasa Botnick, Baked With Love; Charles Benton, Cycle Dynamics; Mark Bachara, Bachara & Essey Attorneys at Law; Sherique Jenkins, Food Lion Stores Media Linda Eyler, editor, St. James Cat-Tales Magazine; Rick Sessa, commander, American Legion Post 543; Morgan Harper, State Port Pilot; Judy Ward, Just Judy Newsletter; Amanda Liel, What’s Up Newsletter; Dave Anderson, This Week St. James Newsletter; Si Cantwell, Wilmington Star News; Justin Williams, South Brunswick Magazine; Michael Paul, The Brunswick Beacon Clubs, Churches & Organizations Peter del Sol, St. Philips Episcopal Church; Dan Tazinelli, Joe Koletar, Dave Lurix, Ed Shea of Winding River Veterans Organization; Elina DiCostanzo, Brunswick Community College; Dave Britton, Winding River Veterans Organization; Bob Molloy, James Giroud, Carl Valetinetti of S.A.L. Squadron 503 Calabash; Joe Crostic, Southport-Oak Island Kiwanis; Stephanie Macaluso, St. James Service Club The post also held a membership drive at the Southport Spring Festival on March 25 and 26. Poppies, a symbol of veteran remembrance, were distributed to the public. Photography: Contributed

Students Receive Good Neighbors Awards

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American Legion Post 543 Honors Local Helpers

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On March 18 faculty and staff of South Brunswick Middle School along with staff and members of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce gathered to honor 35 students who act as Good Neighbors in their school as well as their community. John McCloskey of SCORE Cape Fear was the keynote speaker. He congratulated the students, explained the meaning of being a Good Neighbor and encouraged them to continue to be active in their community and to volunteer. The recipients’ parents or guardians


were in attendance as the South Brunswick Middle School teachers recognized each student and gave examples of the student’s accomplishments to be recognized as Good Neighbors. The Good Neighbor Awards is an event of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with South Brunswick Middle School and sponsored by Dosher Memorial Hospital, Carolina Blue Sky Promotions and Hardee’s of Southport. Good Neighbor Award recipients were Joshua Alanis, Harrison Atchley, Lauren Baley, Nicholas Berry, Ellea Bowling, Javier Carbajal Mendez, Sarah Cribb, Donnia DePriest, Richard Eason, Hannah Edwards, Hannah Garner, Jevanie Green, Laila King, Timothy Kirby, Mercy Lackey, Cheyenne Lewis, Lionela Mendoza, Nichole Merkle, Benjamin Miers, Mikayla Monk, Miguel Morales, Tony Nguyen, Martha Ortiz Garcia, Kevin Outlaw, Mohalan Parker, William Phelps, Isabella Plettner, Kodi Schmidt, ZaNhia Simmons, Taeyon Sims, Marissa Smart, Lucas Stokoszynski, Mekenzie Stone, Alondra Villagran Duran and Colin York. Photography: Contributed

Battleship 75th Anniversary Commissioning Celebration

North Carolina,” said 69th Azalea Festival President Robby Collins. “The Battleship and the festival have worked closely to support each other for many years.” Photography: Contributed

Rhett Graham with Chanticleer Athletic Foundation speaks at Shallotte Rotary Rhett Graham, director of development for the Chanticleer Athletic Foundation at Coastal Carolina University, recently spoke at a Shallotte Rotary meeting. Graham stated that the foundation had 19 Division I sports teams and was moving from the Big South Conference to the Sunbelt Conference. As a result, he explained, they were expanding Brooks Stadium from 9,500 seats to 21,000 seats. Finally, he informed the Rotarians that the foundation’s annual gala will be held August 19, 2016. For more information on the gala, visit cafgala.com. Photography: Contributed

Defense Dynamics Kick-a-thon Defense Dynamics Bushido-Kai Dojo in Shallotte held at Kicka-thon on April 2 to raise awareness and support for The Police Unity Tour, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness for law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty and financial support for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Museum. The event also included a barbecue in honor of the local police and fire departments and EMTs.

On April 9, Battleship NORTH CAROLINA’s 75th anniversary, active-duty personnel from Camp LeJeune brought the ship to life. Working with the Battleship’s Living History Crew and the U.S. Marine Corps Historical Company, sailors from the 2d Marine Division and Marines from the 2d Tank Battalion interpreted the Battleship for visitors. “This was a unique event in which Marines and sailors from the 2d Marine Division are volunteering their own time to share their maritime services’ history and heritage with the fine people of Wilmington,” said LCDR Jason M. Constantine, battalion chaplain and one of the event organizers. The award-winning East Burke High School Jazz Ensemble performed patriotic music throughout the day in commemoration of the event. The North Carolina Azalea Festival Official Party Entourage, including Queen Azalea Anna Kooiman, the Queen’s Court and Official Invited Guests arrived at 1 pm to wish the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA a happy birthday by cutting the official Showboat cake on board. “We are proud to be a part of this very important celebration honoring the history of the Battleship

Sea Notes Choral Society Spring Concert Sea Notes Choral Society presented its 2016 Spring Concert, That’s What Friends Are For, at Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College in Bolivia on April 2 and 3. The singers were directed by Marie-Pierre Fletcher and accompanied by Jane Boberg. The 150-member community chorus has performed an array of styles of music for more than 40 years. Concerts are always free to the public, but donations are always welcome as Sea Notes is a nonprofit organization. For information go to sea-notes.com.

Cooperative Extension Classes and Master Gardener Volunteers Plant Clinics On April 21 the Brunswick County Master Gardener Volunteers held their first plant clinic at the Leland Library. Master Gardener Spring 2016

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volunteers were available to help with soil sampling and address various lawn and garden problems. Every third Thursday of this year until December 15, Cooperative Extension staff will offer educational programs on various topics related to gardening, nutrition, agriculture or parenting beginning at 10am. The Leland Library is located at 487 Village Road in Leland.

Brunswick County Botanical Garden Curator’s Choice Garden for Spring Brunswick County Botanical Garden has enjoyed a great deal of Master Gardener participation in the last year, much more than in recent years, says Curator Michelle Cousineau. Several gardeners have come forward to design and install gardens, including Linda Swanson, who in 2015 began to adopt the River Birch Garden. “Linda has an eye for subtlety and an appreciation for unusual plants and for foliage variation in color and texture,” said Cousineau. Swanson’s work resulted in Cousineau naming the River Birch Garden as Curator’s Choice for Spring because of its captivating essence of spring and for the careful plant choice exercised by the designer. “A Botanical Garden should first be beautiful,” said Cousineau. “Then, it should be full of plants deliberately chosen for unique qualities and educational benefit. This area has accomplished both.”

students on March 4. The fair exposed students to different career fields and let them interact and learn directly from business representatives. Professionals from 29 different employers in the community attended and set up information tables at the fair to educate the students on career choices. More than 200 eighth grade students visited the fair dressed in their professional best to interview and learn from the representatives about available careers. Industries represented at the fair included hair stylist/ cosmetologists, police officers, fire fighters, medical professionals, engineers and attorneys. Walmart, Sugar Confections, Purple Onion Cafe, Jumpin’ Java and Bagels & Sandwiches provided breakfast for the professional presenters. The SMS Career Fair was a big success due to the hard work and dedication of many volunteers and community partners who assisted.

Strawberry & Wine Fest Silver Coast Winery hosted the fourth annual Strawberry & Wine Fest on Sunday, April 24. It was a fun day with live music by Mike’s Garage Band, lots of strawberries, fried chicken, barbecue, hot dogs, wine, beer and sodas.

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The Wine, Women & Chocolate show sponsored by Arbor Landing at Ocean Isle Beach on May 2 offered door prizes, wine tastings, delicious appetizers and chocolate pairings, and local vendors.

On April 30 the drawing for North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce’s raffle took place. It included a chance to win one of the 14 grand prizes. All proceeds benefitted the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce, which offers thanks to Golfsmith Myrtle Beach and Redix of Wrightsville Beach. The winners were:

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Student Career Fair at Shallotte Middle School Communities In Schools Shallotte Middle School Success Coach Michele Rau coordinated and held a career day for 8th grade

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-0.4 2:04 pm -0.8

-0.8

-0.5 1:28 pm

-0.9

3

2:23 am

-0.7 2:21 pm

-1

4

8:41 am

4.8

9:02 pm

5.9

3:02 am

-0.5 2:57 pm -0.8

3:17 am

-0.8

-1

5

9:33 am

4.8

9:50 pm

5.8

3:52 am

-0.5 3:48 pm -0.6

6

4:09 am

-0.8 4:06 pm -0.8

6

10:24 am

4.8

10:38 pm

5.5

4:39 am

-0.4 4:38 pm

5.7

5:00 am

-0.6 4:58 pm -0.6

7

11:16 am

4.6

11:27 pm

5.1

5:25 am

-0.3 5:26 pm -0.1

-0.4 5:50 pm -0.3 -0.2

3:14 pm

-0.4

8

12:16 am

4.8

12:09 pm

4.5

6:08 am

-0.1

6:13 pm

0.2

6:41 pm

0.1

9

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1:03 pm

4.4

6:51 am

0.1

7:01 pm

0.5

0.1

7:34 pm

0.5

10

1:05 am

4.5

1:54 pm

4.3

7:33 am

0.3

7:50 pm

0.8

0.3

8:30 pm

0.7

11

1:53 am

4.3

2:43 pm

4.3

8:18 am

0.5

8:44 pm

1

9:30 pm

0.9

12

2:40 am

4.1

3:29 pm

4.4

9:05 am

0.6

9:41 pm

1.1

1

13

2:17 am

4.8

3:02 pm

4.4

8:58 am

0.4

0.7

13

3:23 am

4.2

4:11 pm

4.4

10:01 am

13

3:27 am

3.9

4:15 pm

4.4

9:55 am

0.7 10:39 pm 1.1

14

3:12 am

4.5

3:57 pm

4.4

9:58 am

0.5 10:13 pm 0.8

14

4:10 am

4

4:58 pm

4.5

10:50 am 0.6 11:24 pm 0.9

14

4:14 am

3.8

5:02 pm

4.6

10:47 am

0.6 11:34 pm 0.9

15

4:04 am

4.3

4:49 pm

4.4

10:53 am

0.6 11:13 pm 0.8

15

4:58 am

3.9

5:44 pm

4.6

11:35 am

0.5

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15

5:03 am

3.8

5:49 pm

4.7

11:36 am

0.6

16

4:54 am

4.2

5:38 pm

4.5

11:41 am

0.5

16

5:46 am

3.9

6:29 pm

4.8

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12:19 pm 0.4

16

5:53 am

3.9

6:36 pm

4.9

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12:24 pm 0.4

17

5:43 am

4.1

6:24 pm

4.7

12:51 am

0.5 12:22 pm 0.4

17

6:34 am

3.9

7:12 pm

4.9

1:00 am

0.6

1:01 pm

0.3

17

6:42 am

4

7:20 pm

5.1

1:11 am

0.6

1:10 pm

0.3

18

6:30 am

4.1

7:07 pm

4.8

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1:01 pm

0.3

18

7:19 am

4

7:53 pm

5.1

1:44 am

0.4

1:42 pm

0.2

18

7:29 am

4.1

8:03 pm

5.3

1:55 am

0.4

1:55 pm

0.1

19

7:14 am

4.2

7:46 pm

5

1:33 am

0.4

1:39 pm

0.3

19

8:01 am

4.1

8:32 pm

5.2

2:26 am

0.2

2:24 pm

0.1

19

8:13 am

4.3

8:44 pm

5.4

2:39 am

0.1

2:40 pm

0

20

7:55 am

4.2

8:24 pm

5.1

2:14 am

0.2

2:17 pm

0.2

20

8:41 am

4.1

9:10 pm

5.3

3:08 am

0.1

3:06 pm

0.1

20

8:56 am

4.4

9:25 pm

5.5

3:22 am

0

3:25 pm -0.1

21

8:33 am

4.2

8:59 pm

5.2

2:55 am

0.1

2:55 pm

0.2

21

9:21 am

4.2

9:49 pm

5.3

3:50 am

0

3:48 pm

0.1

21

9:39 am

4.6

10:08 pm

5.5

4:05 am

-0.2 4:11 pm

-0.1

22

9:10 am

4.2

9:35 pm

5.2

3:35 am

0.1

3:33 pm

0.2

22 10:02 am

4.2

10:30 pm

5.2

4:31 am

0

4:30 pm

0.1

22 10:26 am

4.7

10:54 pm

5.4

4:48 am

-0.3 4:58 pm

-0.1

23

9:46 am

4.1

10:12 pm

5.1

4:14 am

0.1

4:12 pm

0.3

23 10:46 am

4.2

11:15 pm

5.1

5:12 am

-0.1

5:15 pm

0.2

23 11:16 am

4.8

11:44 pm

5.2

5:31 am

-0.4 5:47 pm

0

24 10:25 am

4.1

10:52 pm

5

4:54 am

0.1

4:51 pm

0.3

24 11:36 am

4.3

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5:54 am

-0.1 6:01 pm

0.3

24 12:39 am

5.1

12:11 pm

4.8

6:17 am

-0.4 6:38 pm

0.2 0.3

25 11:07 am

4

11:36 pm

4.9

5:34 am

0.2

5:32 pm

0.4

25 12:58 am

4.9

12:31 pm

4.4

6:39 am

-0.2 6:52 pm

0.4

25

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1:10 pm

5

7:05 am

-0.4

26 11:55 am

4

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6:15 am

0.2

6:17 pm

0.5

26

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1:29 pm

4.5

7:26 am

-0.2 7:48 pm

0.4

26

1:37 am

4.9

2:09 pm

5.1

7:56 am

-0.3 8:39 pm

0.4

27

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12:50 pm

4.1

6:59 am

0.2

7:06 pm

0.6

27

1:55 am

4.8

2:27 pm

4.8

8:18 am

-0.2 8:52 pm

0.5

27

2:35 am

4.7

3:08 pm

5.2

8:54 am

-0.2 9:49 pm

0.5

28

1:19 am

4.8

1:47 pm

4.2

7:48 am

0.2

8:03 pm

0.6

28

2:52 am

4.7

3:25 pm

5

9:15 am

-0.3 10:02 pm 0.4

28

3:35 am

4.6

4:07 pm

5.4

9:56 am

-0.2 11:00 pm 0.4

29

2:15 am

4.8

2:45 pm

4.5

8:42 am

0.1

9:09 pm

0.6

29

3:50 am

4.7

4:23 pm

5.3

10:15 am -0.4 11:12 pm 0.2

29

4:35 am

4.6

5:07 pm

5.5

10:59 am -0.2

30

3:12 am

4.8

3:43 pm

4.8

9:40 am

-0.1 10:19 pm 0.4

30

4:49 am

4.6

5:22 pm

5.5

11:15 am -0.5

30

5:36 am

4.6

6:07 pm

5.6

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31

4:10 am

4.8

4:41 pm

5.1

10:40 am -0.3 11:27 pm 0.2

31

6:37 am

4.7

7:04 pm

5.7

1:03 am

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7:35 pm

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*Tide charts are accurate to the best of our knowledge. If you are checking tides for navigational purposes, please verify these times with another source.

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Advertisers Index

Advertiser

Phone# Page#

Advertiser

Phone# Page#

1 800-Pack-Rat...............................................................................910-271-2309 NH15

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

45, 110

Allstate – R&R Insurance Services, Inc......................910-754-6596 29

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

6&7

Arbor Landing at Ocean Isle...............................................910-754-8080 13

Josh London, State Farm Agent.....................................910-383-1303 49

Art Catering & Events..............................................................910-755-6642 25

Kimberly Jo’s Boutique..........................................................910-579-7670 40

Austin Oral Surgery..................................................................910-769-1605 122

Kristin Dowdy, State Farm Agent..................................910-754-9923 49

Bill Clark Homes............................................................................910-575-2933 NH34 & NH 35

Legacy Homes by Bill Clark.................................................910-575-2933 NH30 & NH31

Blue Heron Gallery.....................................................................910-575-5088 112

Leland Tourism Development Authority................866-529-0967 NH12

BlueWave Dentistry..................................................................910-383-2615 4

Logan Homes...........................................................................800-761-4707 1 4, NH32 & NH33

Body Edge Fitness Solutions.............................................910-575-0975 22

Martha Lee Realty......................................................................910-579-2402 22

Boundary House..........................................................................910-579-8888 8

McLeod Heart and Vascular Institute.........................843-390-8320 15

Braddock Built Renovations...............................................910-754-9635 126

New Hanover County Health Department............910-962-7723 109

Brick Landing Plantation........................................................910-754-2754 NH4

New Hanover Regional Medical Center....................910-667-8110 BC

Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce.........910-754-6644 108

NHRMC Physicians Group New Hanover Medical Group............................................910-332-0241 12

Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity................910-454-0002 49 Brunswick Forest........................................................................888-371-2434 NH24 & NH25 Brunswick Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery..............910-269-2420 38 Callahan’s of Calabash..............................................................800-344-3816 26 Cambridge Crossings..............................................................910-446-1170 NH26 & NH27 Cape Fear Cancer Specialists............................................910-343-0447 121 Carolinas Oral and Facial Surgery.................................910-762-2618 107 Clark’s Seafood and Chop House...................................843-399-8888 20 Coastal Insurance........................................................................910-754-4326

NH40

Coastal Integrative Health....................................................910-755-5400 17, 100 &101 Coastal Carolina Pediatric Dentistry............................910-794-2266 111 Columbus Regional Healthcare System..................910-640-4070 33 Crow Creek.......................................................................................910-409-8590 38 Compass Pointe............................................................................888-717-6468 NH28 & NH29 Crystal Babson - Century 21 Sweyer and Associates..........................................................910-393-9957 NH19

Novant Health.................................................................................910-721-4050 IFC Ocean Isle Creamery................................................................910-579-5300 40 Ocean Isle Family Dentistry................................................910-579-6999 112 OrthoWilmington........................................................................910-332-3800 11 Permanent Makeup by Theresa.....................................910-232-1001 126 Phillips Nursery.............................................................................910-253-6692 NH15 Pope Real Estate...........................................................................910-619-7673 116 Purple Onion Café.......................................................................910-755-6071 25 RJB Tax Associates....................................................................910-338-3001 122 Sea Island Trading Co...............................................................843-273-0248 9 Seaside United Methodist Church................................910-579-5753 107 Shallotte Insurance Services, Inc....................................910-754-8161

122

Smithfields ......................................................................................910-604-2038

5, IBC

Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber........................800-457-6964 22 St. James Plantation.................................................................800-245-3871 NH36 & NH37

David Ager – Allstate Lagomarager Agency.......910-392-5040 NH19

Studios at the Livery...................................................................................................................NH12

Deeb & Fanning, DDS, P.A....................................................910-579-5260 126

Team Highland..............................................................................910-485-6738 117

Deep Point Marina......................................................................910-256-9083 25

Tides at Calabash.........................................................................910-579-8433 107

Douglas Diamond Jewelers...............................................910-755-5546 3

Time 2 Remember Photography..................................910-253-7428 38

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

Trusst Builder Group................................................................910-371-0304 NH38 & NH39

99, 112

Floor Coverings International............................................910-755-5999 NH8 & NH9

Turf Medic.........................................................................................910-769-2818 99

Foster Insurance..........................................................................910-755-5100 37

Twin Lakes Seafood..................................................................910-579-6373 45

Genie Leigh Photography....................................................910-470-0456 109

U.S. Cellular – EZ Wireless...................................................910-383-0021 19

Island Classic Interiors.............................................................910-579-8477 NH15 & 113

Winds Resort Beach Club.....................................................800-334-3581 109

Islands Art and Books..............................................................910-579-7757 116

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