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summer 2012 F E AT U R E S

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Jason Frye

Madonna Nash Singing for a Cause

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Page Lowry

North Carolina Coastal Land Trust Saving the Places You Love

PHOTO BY KEITH KETCHUM

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Teresa A. McLamb

Ferry Captain Marybeth Ray A Life Lived on the Water

PHOTO BY KRISTIN GOODE

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Grace and Goodwill Galilee by the Sea

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Meet the contributors to South Brunswick Magazine

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faces & places

Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon at Brunswick Novant Medical Center, Diamons and Denim Charity Ball, Carnival for a Cure Fashion Show and Box Lunch, SECU Hospice House of Brunswick Grand Opening, Ocean Isle Museum Foundation’s Wine Fest Fund-raiser, Springtime in Paris Gala and Dosher Hospital Foundation Gala

103 what’s happening

what’s happened

What’s been going on around town

Upcoming events you won’t want to miss

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111 tide charts

business buzz

Keeping up with the local business scene

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Tracking the highs and lows at Shallotte Inlet from July to September

113 ad index

business profiles

Fitness Studio’s Pole Fitness, Douglas Diamond Jewelers, Curiositees, Brunswick Urology Partners, Sandpiper Heating and Air and Blue Heron Gallery. By Steph Medeiros, Cindy Black, Hilary Brady and Amy Myers

Our directory of advertisers

114 capture the moment A contest for SBM readers. Photo by Chris Maddox

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up front

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

42 looking back Girls on the Run Race

60 around town Sparking Imaginations: Oak Island’s Big Toy Day By Carolyn Bowers

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80 what’s new Terry Bryant: The Path from Farm Girl to Executive Director By Jo Ann Mathews

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About the cover: Country music star Madonna Nash sat down with SBM writer Jason Frye to talk about songwriting, her familial ties to country music and her upcoming concert in Brunswick County. Photographer Keith Ketchum captured our cover photograph of Nash . See the story on page 44.


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Enjoying our part of the world. PHOTO BY KEITH KETCHUM

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Above: SBM Publisher Justin Williams enjoying family time in southeastern North Carolina with this daughter, Ava, and wife, Kristy.

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It’s always been my favorite time of the year, but I didn’t know it could get any better until I moved to southeastern North Carolina. A place like this was made specifically for enjoying summer. The season is a time to relax and enjoy the natural beaches, and the longer days give us a chance to visit some of the places and do some of the things around here that we haven’t seen or done before.

Our goal is to continue to provide the residents and visitors of southern Brunswick County something to look forward to in each issue. We want you to anticipate receiving the magazine because you find that the content is relevant and interesting and you know that we’ll keep you up to date on the things happening in this little part of the world. We want each magazine to be keepsake worthy, something that you’ll want to share with your friends and family so they can see what a wonderful place this is.

As you’re reading this, I hope you are at the beach, by the pool or lazing in a lounge chair in the back yard. Because that’s what summer is all about.

Please let me know if we are meeting your expectations or if we can improve in any way in your opinion. We’ll appreciate the feedback.

All of us at South Brunswick Magazine hope that you will enjoy this issue of the magazine. We’ve got a lot to tell you about, from the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust, which recently helped protect the lands of Brunswick Nature Park, to the upcoming local concert with country-music star Madonna Nash, to numerous people who do their best to make Brunswick County such a great place to live.

Thanks for reading and happy summer!

Justin Williams Owner/Publisher Publisher@SouthBrunswickMagazine.com


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Wendy Hunt

Account Executive/Photographer

I have lived in Wilmington since the wise age of 5, and aside from a few moves to different states, southeastern North Carolina has been my permanent home. Since 2008 I’ve been working with Carolina Marketing Company in photography and advertising. North Brunswick Magazine and South Brunswick Magazine have opened a lot of doors for me and introduced me to many wonderful people and happy clients. I enjoy boating, paddleboarding, seashell hunting, and saving the this little coastal town, so they keep me busy as well. I hope you enjoy this magazine as much as we enjoy putting it together.

Molly Perkins Harrison

Photo by Ronnie Holden

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Editor

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

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Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber Celebrates 37th Annual Meeting

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Cygnus Invests in CIS Ken Hoffman, president of Cygnus Technologies and board member of Communities In Schools of Brunswick County, Inc., recently presented a check to support the Dropout Prevention Program. “CIS goes beyond its fundamental role in dropout prevention by backing up that mission with partnerships with schools, other civic organizations and even the judicial system to provide a comprehensive network to reach those who need just a little coaching, mentoring, tutoring and financial support to achieve their potential,” says Hoffman. To learn more about the CIS Dropout Prevention Program and how you can help, call (910) 457-3494 or visit cisbrunswick.org.

The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 37th Annual Meeting on June 14. The annual meeting gives the chamber an opportunity to look at the past year and plan for the next. 2011–12 President Dennis Coffey of Dosher Memorial Hospital presented several awards before retiring four of the 15 directors, including himself, and handing over Contributed Photos the presidential gavel to 2012–13 President Sam Keziah of N.C. Farm Bureau. Keziah introduced the 2012–13 board and encouraged the members to be active in their chamber and support the many programs and events that are designed to help the business community.

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Coastal Carolina Camera Club Announces Contest Winners Contributed Photos

Brunswick Novant Medical Center Hosts First Wedding On Saturday, June 2, Brunswick Novant Medical Center played host to its first wedding so that a patient could be present for her daughter’s big day. Patient Jackie West told the nursing staff on Saturday morning that her daughter was scheduled to get married that day and that she would not be able to attend. Her daughter, Stephanie, said she couldn’t imagine a wedding without her mom so the family asked if they could move the wedding to the hospital. The wedding of Stephanie West and Jamie Oxendine was held in the hospital chapel.

The Coastal Carolina Camera Club held a juried competition of member photographs at its April 10 meeting. This was an open competition of images of the member’s choice. Steve Edwards won first place in the novice division, while Jerry Koons won first place in the advanced division. The club meets monthly, every second Tuesday evening at 7 pm, at the Shallotte Presbyterian Church, 5070 Main Street in Shallotte. Membership is open to photographers of all skill levels using both film and digital cameras. Meetings consist of informative programs on photographic techniques and software usage, member photo presentations and critiques, guest speakers and more. Guests are always welcome. Visit the website at www.coastalcarolinacameraclub.org or call (910) 287-6311 for more information. Summer 2012

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Brunswick Arts Council’s Fine Arts Camps From June 20 to 23, local middle-school students participated in Fine Art Camps sponsored by Brunswick Arts Council and funded by ATMC. Sue Hunady conducted her camp in Calabash, while Roger Tatum, assisted by Jo Ann Staat, Phyllis Riley and Joyce Grazetti, taught a camp on Oak Island. The students created artwork over the course of four days and attended an awards ceremony with their friends and relatives on Saturday, June 23.

Calabash Elks Donate to Local Organizations

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Amazing Race at Palmetto Creek The second annual charity Amazing Race was held throughout the Palmetto Creek community on April 21. A total of $725 was raised to benefit Brunswick Family Assistance. The event consisted of four to five person teams competing at various “stations” to accomplish tasks in a set time. The race was planned by the Social/Recreational Committee of Palmetto Creek with a lot of participation from community residents. The group effort included more than 20 team members and 15 station/task masters, as well as a set-up and luncheon crew.

The Calabash Elks Lodge Bingo Committee recently presented checks totaling $4,200 to 12 local organizations. Recipients Contributed Photo included Cub Scout Pack #147, Coalition for Humane Treatment of Animals, Wounded Warriors Project, Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity, Little River Volunteer Fire Dept., First Tee of Brunswick County, Calabash Volunteer EMS, Pilot Club of N. Myrtle Beach, Calabash Fire Dept., Brunswick County Family Assistance, Brunswick County Cancer Society, and Lower Cape Fear Hospice. Bingo Chairman Frank Blue and Calabash Lodge Exalted Ruler Dick Wilson were on hand to give the donations.

Elks Lodge Serve Barbecue Lunch to Veterans Members of the Calabash Elks Lodge Veterans Affairs Committee recently traveled Contributed Photo to the North Carolina Veterans Home in Fayetteville, N.C., where they prepared and served a barbecue lunch for the residents. More than 100 residents and staff enjoyed a meal of hamburgers, hot dogs, salads and cookies. 22

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Elks “Night at the Ball Park” On Friday, May 13 the Calabash Elks Lodge hosted 30 boys and girls from the Waccamaw Boys & Girls Home to “A Night at the Ball Park.” The kids were taken to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans stadium where, in addition to the ball game, they were treated to a picnic of hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, salads, cookies and soda. In addition, each boy and girl received a Pelicans beach towel as a souvenir. For many, this was their first ball game, making it a very special day.


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Tri-Beach Cruisers Donate to Providence Home On Tuesday, May 15 the Tri-Beach Cruisers Car Club presented a check for $1,000 to Providence Home. Pictured are Fred Taylor (center), of the Tri-Beach Cruisers, presenting the check to Providence Home Executive Director Warren Mortley (right), and Providence Home Board Member James Shoemaker (left), in front of Taylor’s 1934 Chevy Sedan. On April 28 the Tri-Beach Cruisers held the annual “Bash At The Beach” Car Show at Home Depot of Shallotte. The car show has been held annually since 1999 in support of Providence Home, as well as other nonprofits. The Tri-Beach Cruisers meet at Planet Fun at 6 pm on the first Thursday of every month and all are welcome.

SBI Rotary Club Welcomes Bill Raphael South Brunswick Islands (SBI) Rotary Club recently inducted Bill Raphael as a new member. Raphael is the owner of Prestige Outdoor Lighting and lives in Shallotte with his wife, Julie. Pictured left to right are James Payne, Bill and Julie Raphael and SBI Rotary Club President Mary Ellen Good. For more information about the SBI Rotary Club, visit www.sbirotary.org.

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SBI Rotary Donates Funds to Brunswick Family Assistance Mary Ellen Good, president of the South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club, presented a check to Carol Phelps, executive director of Brunswick Family Assistance. Phelps planned to use the funds to bring back the Summer Food Service Program. The program provides breakfast and lunch and activities for several hundred children during the summer break.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Friday, June 29 for the Fort Johnston-Southport Museum & Visitor Center in the Garrison House at Fort Johnston. The museum/center features displays on the life, culture and industry in Southport. It is part of the City of Southport Department of Tourism & Economic Development (TED) in cooperation with the Southport Historical Society. The Southport Museum & Visitor Center opened over the holiday weekend and within four hours had greeted 300 people, according to Cindy Brochure, director, City of Southport TED. Pictured front row, left to right: Ken Karn, Southport Alderman & CoChair Fort Johnston Committee; Todd Coring, Southport Alderman; Mayor Robert Howard, City of Southport; Regina Alexander, City Clerk; Buddy Barnes, Southport Alderman & Fort Johnston Committee; Jwantana Frink, Co-Chair Fort Johnston Committee; Chief Jerry Dove, Southport Police Department. Back row, left to right: Cindy Brochure, Southport TED; Joni Schinske; Larry Maisel, Southport Historical Society & Fort Johnston Committee. Summer 2012

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Visiting Teens Help out at Providence Home and Hope Harbor Home On June 19 the Adena High School (Ohio) Girl’s Volleyball Team visited Providence Home, the Family Emergency Teen Shelter of Brunswick County. The group of 40 teens, coached by Laura Smith, visited Ocean Isle to train and work out on the beach. The team also played scrimmages at South Brunswick and Hoggard high schools. While they already participate in service projects at home, the girls also wanted to do a project while traveling. The girls indicated they feel “very blessed” and appreciate what they have and therefore want to give back to other teens. They spent three to four hours washing the windows of Providence Home and then proceeded to Hope Harbor Home to clean up and weed a playground.

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Womanless Beauty Pageant a Big Success Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce held its Womanless Beauty Pageant fund-raiser on June 7. Pageant contestants who traded in their boots for heels were Lamont Grate of SummerHome Furnishings, Kelly Mintz of Planet Fun, Jesse McCrery of OIB Surf and Java, Justin Fulford of Al Fulford Heating and Air, John Henson of Floor Coverings International, Jim Cochran of Brunswick Beacon, N.C. State Trooper and Sgt. Timothy “Salt” Daniels, Norm Rogers of Sheer MaDDness, Vic Stephens of Tastefully Simple, Jerry Leonard of Stone Makers, Billy Noble of Noble’s Landscaping and Ward Vaughan of ATMC Wireless. The winners were Ward Vaughan (Judges’ Choice) and Lamont Grate (People’s Choice). Timothy “Salt” Daniels won Miss Congeniality, and Jim Cochran won Best Legs. The chamber thanks the participants and everyone who helped make the event such a resounding success.

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Old Bridge Preservation Society Dance On Saturday, April 14 supporters and friends came together to dance the night away at a benefit for the Old Bridge Preservation Society (OBPS). The goal of A Fabulous Evening of Music and Dancing was to raise funds for the restoration of the Tender House at the Old Bridge in Sunset Beach. The event, held at Silver Coast Winery, was a rousing success, raising more than $5,000. The benefit’s date was the 103rd anniversary of the birth of Mannon C. Gore, Sunset Beach founder and genius behind the original Sunset Beach pontoon bridge. Pictured are Board of Directors and Executive Board of OBPS: Ronnie Holden, Karen Dombrowski, Ann Bokelman, Jean Hutchinson, Carolyn Hirst-Loucks, Chris Wilson and Ed Gore. 24

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SBI Rotary Awards Record Number of Scholarships In past years South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club awarded three $1,000 scholarships to seniors from West Brunswick High School. But the applicants for this year were so outstanding that the Rotarians awarded a total of seven $1,000 scholarships. Recipients were: Corryn Diemer, Greg Hensley, Daniel Hernandez, Mary Amron Lee, Mary Britt Nelson, Nicole Turner and Darius Williams.


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Open House Weekend at St. James Plantation St. James Plantation hosted its first annual Open House Weekend over the Memorial Day holiday. Over the two-day event, 1,000 people registered and toured 30plus homes throughout St. James Plantation including new cottage models in SeaSide and Regency Lakes, condominiums in HarborWalk, custom homes by Builders Guild members in Woodlands Park and many beautiful resale homes. The weekend included live entertainment at the marina, a second-birthday celebration of The Artisans’ outdoor gallery, kiddie fun and tasty food by Port City Sliders and Hog Heaven BBQ and Ribs.

St. James folks started out their Fourth of July festivities with some cool music on a very hot evening. The Brunswick Concert Band and The Brunswick Big Band performed a program of patriotic favorites, Broadway highlights and Big Band music at Woodlands Park in St. James on Saturday, June 30.

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Calabash Elks Lodge Donates to Veterans The Calabash Elks Lodge Contributed Photo Veterans Affairs Committee donated a check for $500 to the Veterans Welcome Home and Resource Center in Little River, S.C. This organization helps veterans readjust to civilian life by offering job placement assistance, treatment for PTSD, housing assistance and other veteran-related services. Pictured from left to right: Elks Veterans Affairs members Gloria and Austin Sammon and Kris Tourtellotte, president of the Welcome Home and Resource Center.

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Ribbon Cutting and 10-Year Anniversary for Carolina Staffing Solution Carolina Staffing Solution, Inc., along with the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony and their 10-year anniversary on Thursday, April 19. Carolina Staffing Solution is a full-service company that provides quality employees to customers in every phase of business.

More than 100 members of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce enjoyed an evening of Networking After Hours as well as property tours and gracious hospitality at The Contributed Photo Hampton Inn Southport. The Hampton Inn Southport recently completed a new renovation of its lobby with the goal of making it more than just a breakfast area, but a place that is comfortable and inviting.

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Progress Energy Sponsors CIS Gala The Communities In Schools Brunswick County Board of Directors announced Progress Energy as the presenting sponsor of the 11th Annual Benefit Gala for Children. The Cape Fear Regional Jetport will host this year’s gala on October 18, with the location serving as the perfect backdrop for this year’s theme, “Education – Passport to the World.” Guests will be transported to the four corners of the globe while enjoying food, drinks, raffles, silent auctions, live music and more. To be involved, visit www.cisbrunswick.org.

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Robert Ruark Inn Reopens in Southport The elegant and well-known Robert Ruark Inn recently reopened under new ownership. Rick and Linda Pukenas, formerly of Wake Forest, purchased the inn at 119 North Lord Street in late February 2012. They will personally run and manage the business operation. The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the re-opening on April 24.

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The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for The View at Brick Landing Plantation in Ocean Isle Beach. The View, a waterfront restaurant located at 1882 Goose Creek Road, offers views of the Brick Landing Golf Course and fine cuisine in a luxurious yet comfortable atmosphere.

Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Emily Thompson of Edward Jones in Sunset Beach on Tuesday, April 17. Edward Jones financial advisors offer a personal approach to investing and retirement planning to help their customers reach long-term financial goals. The office is located at 790 Sunset Boulevard North #6 in Sunset Beach. Summer 2012

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Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce thanks everyone who attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Treasures on June 29. Treasures is a unique shop with seven vendors selling antiques, art, estate jewelry, rare coins and more. It’s located at 4606 Main Street in Shallotte.

The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce broke ground on a 1,700-square-foot addition to its existing building. Carolina Coastal Designs designed the addition, which will include a conference room, galley kitchen and storage room. McCullough Construction and Carolina Creations were awarded the bid to construct the facility, which will be completed by early fall. Funding for the addition came from revenues received from the sale of the previous chamber building to North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), a donation by Dr. Brad Hilaman and fund-raisers. NCDOT purchased the previous chamber building as part of the project to connect Highway 133 to Highway 87. That road project is slated to begin construction in February of 2013. Contributed Photo

Business After Hours at Watertown Hair Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce members and customers of Watertown Hair enjoyed an evening of networking at the April Business Networking After Hours held at Watertown Hair, 109 N. Howe Street in Southport. Watertown Hair has been serving the beauty needs of the Southport-Oak Island area for more than 14 years.

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Ribbon Cutting at Shear MaDDness The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce held a ribboncutting ceremony on Friday, June 8 for Shear MaDDness at 5300-5 Main Street in Shallotte. Shear MaDDness is a full-service salon for men and women that offers a fun, friendly atmosphere for beauty and style. Shear MaDDness is actively involved in the community, including working with the Shallotte Middle School Art Department in decorating the salon walls. They also offer free haircuts to the women and children in Hope Harbor Home. 28

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Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for San Jose Mexican Restaurant in Shallotte on July 2. San Jose Mexican Restaurant is an affordable Mexican restaurant with a full menu and a full bar. It’s located at 17 Main Street in Shallotte.


Brunswick County Chamber Revamps Highlights Show The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce has been working on revamping its monthly show on ATMC-TV. Now called “Chamber Highlights with Jessica and Kelly,” the 30-minute talk show features Events Director Kelly Mathews and Membership Director Jessica Walker talking with various chamber members. “We really wanted to jazz up the show by really focusing on real conversations with chamber members and having them bring in their products to showcase them,” says Mathews. “In Contributed Photo the past, the show was very formal, and we wanted to make the show more attention-grabbing and fun for the viewers at home to watch.” The new set was designed by Summer Home Furniture of Shallotte.

Stevens Named President of Brunswick Novant Medical Center Shelbourn Stevens, who has worked for Novant Health for more than 20 years, has been named the president of Brunswick Novant Medical Center. Stevens has served Contributed Photo as the interim president for the hospital since March 2012 when the prior president, Denise Mihal, assumed expanded responsibilities within Novant Health as the chief operating officer for the organization’s Greater Winston-Salem and Eastern markets. Since 2006 Stevens has also become involved in the Brunswick community, serving on the board of directors for both the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce and the Brunswick County Economic Development Commission Foundation. He also serves on the board of directors for the eastern division of the North Carolina Society for Respiratory Care Board, and in 2008, he received the group’s Leadership Practitioner of the Year award.

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Business After Hours Events Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce held its June Business After Hours event at Summer Home Furniture in Shallotte. The July Business After Hours event will be held at Planet Fun in Shallotte on July 26 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. For information call Jessica Walker at (910) 754-6644.

Nurse Practitioner Vanessa Norton Joins Calabash Internal Medicine James Moreci, M.D., is pleased to announce that Vanessa Norton, a certified nurse practitioner with more than 25 years experience, has joined Calabash Internal Medicine. Norton, RN, MSN, NP-C, received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Queens College in Charlotte and then went on to complete her master’s degree Contributed Photo in nursing with a focus in adult chronic care at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has spent the majority of her career serving Charlotte and the surrounding communities. For more information about Calabash Internal Medicine or to make an appointment, call (910) 579-8363 or visit www.calabashinternalmedicine.org.

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Sacred Willow Spa Ribbon Cutting The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Sacred Willow Spa on Friday, April 20. Light refreshments were provided, and guests got to take a peek at the recent renovations. Sacred Willow Spa is at 10140 Beach Drive SW, Suite 5, in Calabash. Summer 2012

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Shannon Viera Named Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce President Shannon Viera started her new position as president of the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce on June 11. Viera plans to enhance the mission of the chamber by equipping members with the tools and technology to grow their businesses. With seven years of chamber of commerce experience, Viera has worked in all areas of business development: membership, retention, programs and events. Serving as the Executive Director of the Contributed Photo Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives for the last three years, Viera led the organization through many new challenges. Over the last seven years she has also had a dual role as the Director of Programs and Events at the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce (SC). Viera is married to Christian “Chris” Viera, a professional photographer. They have twin sons, Max and Aidan, and are passionate about their community and give back by volunteering for various organizations.

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Little River Chamber of Commerce Hosts Three Business After Hours The Little River Chamber of Commerce organized three Business After Hours events this past spring. Seaside Furniture Gallery hosted an event on March 20 at its store in North Myrtle Beach. Freedom Boat Club hosted on April 17 at its location, also in North Myrtle Beach, and Pencom hosted on May 15 at its location in Carolina Shores.

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Ribbon Cutting and Boat Dedication for Calabash Charter Boat Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting and boat dedication for Captain Raymond’s Fishing and Cruises in Calabash on Wednesday, April 18. Captain Raymond’s Fishing and Cruises offers deep-sea fishing trips for the entire family. 30

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Ribbon Cutting at Ocean Isle Beach Welcome Center The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, May 25 for the Ocean Isle Beach Welcome Center. The Ocean Isle Beach Welcome Center, at 112 Causeway Drive, Unit 3 in Ocean Isle Beach, is a valuable resource for local area information, discounts, coupons and more.


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things have happened and good things are coming. We know you want to be in the know about everything that’s going on in Brunswick County, so here’s a quick rundown of what’s happening on the local scene. For more, flip to our What’s Happened (page 21), Business Buzz (page 27) and What’s Happening (page 103).

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Dancing With The

Brunswick Stars The Foundation of Brunswick Community College (BCC) will present Dancing With The Brunswick Stars 2012 on Friday, August 10 at 6 pm. A fund-raiser for student scholarships at BCC, the event will be held at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness Center on the BCC campus in Supply. The theme this year is “Dancing Through The Decades.” In the competition are 22 dancers in teams of an amateur local dancer paired with a professional dance instructor/partner. The music will span numerous decades and is sure to have something for everyone. “I am truly overwhelmed by the interest and level of excitement about this year’s lineup of dancers,” says Susan Lawing, executive director of the Foundation for Brunswick Community College. “The dancing stars and

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professionals continue to generously give their time, energy and talents to raise money for student scholarships that are so desperately needed at this time.” This will be the fourth year that the Foundation of BCC has sponsored this event. In the past three years, Dancing with the Brunswick Stars has raised more than $800,000 for scholarships. “The generosity of the community, participants and voters is always so amazing,” Lawing says. On the event website you can read the biographies of the contestants and vote for your favorite dancers.

When: Friday, August 10, 6 pm Where: Dinah E. Gore Fitness Center, Brunswick Community College, Supply Tickets: $100 each; call (910) 755-7473 or go to http://dwts.brunswickcc.edu/ dwts.brunswickcc.edu.htm

List of Dancers Eric Thomas & Shiloh Ransom Anthony Marzano & Ann Hucks Jamie Milliken & Valerie Taylor Kim Loucks & Rebecca Gainey Tim Daniels & Holly Knepp Sam Townsend & Ashlyn Burke Doug Turner & Jada Gonzalez John Mohr & Ashley Smith-Stewart Mac Berenji & Debra Hughes Jimmy Green & Jessica Dosher Jamie Watson & Whitney Sauls Paul McTaggart & Becky Steadman Juan Gonzales & Marie Marshburn Juan Gonzales & Lynell Eaddy Joe McMillan & Marie Wheatley Greg Bland and Shannon Phelps and Kristof Deproft and Claire Williams Karl Victor Garbade & Lynne Wiggins Dan Chop & Dana Fisher Kevin Green & Jwantana Frink Philip McGee & Everette Milligan Paul Jarrell & Celeste Rogers

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SECU Hospice House Grand Opening The new SECU Hospice House hosted several grand opening events in June. On June 21 the Board of Directors and Board of Trustees hosted a private dedication ceremony at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick at 955 Mercy Lane in Bolivia (off Old Ocean Highway). The private dedication was for major donors to the Closer to Home capital campaign, community officials and key volunteers. On Sunday, June 24 the community was invited to an open house at the newly dedicated SECU Hospice House. On June 28 the SouthportOak Island Chamber of Commerce hosted a community ribbon-cutting ceremony at the care center. The SECU Hospice House of Brunswick offers medical and respite care in a comfortable, homelike environment that’s close to home. Patients are admitted to a hospice care center for around-the-clock pain and symptom monitoring, for family members to gain care-giving skills or receive rest from care-giving, or if home care is not possible during the last days of life. Also, care centers serve as training centers for clinical students and offer educational programs on end-of-life topics. SECU Hospice House of Brunswick has seven private patient and family suites, open courtyard gardens, a comfortable living 36

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KIDZ Golf Tournament The South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club held its annual FORE! KIDZ Golf Tournament at Tiger’s Eye in Ocean Isle Beach on May 19. The purpose of the event is to raise monies to support local nonprofit groups with a goal of improving the quality of life for the children of Brunswick County. This was the 18th annual FORE! KIDZ tournament run by the South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club. “We had another successful year with our FORE! KIDZ tournament,” stated Mark McKeithan, tournament chair. “We raised over $21,000 for the kids of Brunswick County. We thank our sponsors and players, many of whom support us each year.” This year’s tournament drew more than 120 players. The winners of the tournament were Linda Lynes, Greg Hensley, Holden Patterson and Barry Hooks. For more information about the SBI Rotary Club, visit www.sbirotary.org or check them out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sbirotary

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Talks Yankees at BCC Former New York Yankees star second baseman Bobby Richardson was the guest speaker at the annual Brunswick Community College Community Fund breakfast on April 24. The Foundation of Brunswick Community College hosts the Community Fund breakfast to raise money for student scholarships at BCC. A welcoming crowd of community members and BCC students, many of

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them wearing Yankees attire, came out to hear Richardson speak. Brunswick Community College’s baseball players sat on the stage with Richardson. Richardson spoke about his baseball career from high school through Major League Baseball. A native of Sumter, S.C., Richardson started with the Yankees at age 19 in 1955. With the Yankees he was an eight-time all-star, was on three World Series championship teams, won five gold gloves and was the MVP of the 1960 World Series. He retired from Major League Baseball at age 30 after the 1966 season. He went on to coach baseball at three colleges. Richardson delighted the crowd with stories of his Yankees days, including the time he visited Mickey Mantle in the hospital. But his ultimate message was one of faith. “My message would be very simple, ‘You don’t know where the Lord is going to end up with you,’” he said. Richardson said that when he was a teenager he never could have imagined what his life would become. “That’s the thrill of these young guys,” he said. “The Lord can use them in so many ways. Where they end up, we just don’t know.” At the end of the presentation, BCC presented Richardson with a Brunswick Community College baseball jersey. n

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Girls on the Run and STRIDE 5K Photography by Bryce Lafoon

A 5K race to benefit Girls on the Run and STRIDE of Coastal Carolina was held in Ocean Isle Beach on April 28. Girls on the Run® and STRIDE are nonprofit prevention programs that encourage girls and boys to develop selfrespect and healthy lifestyles through running. Girls on the Run is for 3rd through 5th grade girls. STRIDE is for 3rd through 5th grade boys. The Wilmington Family YMCA administers Girls on the Run and STRIDE of Coastal Carolina and serves the counties Columbus, Brunswick, Pender, Onslow, Duplin, Jones, Lenoir, New Hanover, Craven and Carteret. At the end of each season the participants of Girls on the Run and STRIDE come together to run a 5K (3.1 mile) race. These

programs aren’t just about finishing a race. They’re about developing a lifetime of healthy habits and healthy living. Every participant learns valuable life lessons that include nutrition and fitness, goal setting, communication skills, making a difference, working as a team and character development. The 5K races, presented by the Wilmington Family YMCA, are also open to the general public. The fall season race is scheduled for November 17, 2012.

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Above: 2010 Female Country Music Artist of the Year Madonna Nash will perform a fund-raiser concert for the Brunswick Christian Recovery Center on August 24.

with half-formed songs. It’s just part of the process for a singer-songwriter. Those late-nights spent hunched over a guitar to perfect a melody, the discarded songs and time on the road away from her family have paid off. “People ask me if I’m a ‘professional’ musician,” Nash says. “I always say that I am. This is how I make my living, so, yes, I’m a professional musician.” Nash plays all across the South, from Nashville — where her debut album, Madonna Nash, was recorded — across Virginia and the Carolinas, at festivals, fairs, private events and fund-raisers. On August 24, 2012, she’ll be at the Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College, performing at a fund-raiser for the Brunswick Christian Recovery Center. Brunswick Christian Recovery Center opened in 2010 with the goal of helping those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction transition into a sober, productive life. The program is a combination of faith-based counseling, Bible study and a traditional 12-step recovery plan in a six-week, residential treatment facility in Ash. There’s something interesting about the intersection of Nash’s country music career and the Brunswick Christian Recovery Center. To many, country music seems to be about drinking, rabble-rousing and hell raising (witness many tunes by Hank Williams, Jr., Toby Keith and the early songs of Charlie Daniels). It could be the soundtrack to the lives of the

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folks seeking treatment at the Brunswick Christian Recovery Center. Nash sees it another way. “Country music’s even more about love, relationships and positivity than it is about drinking and trouble making,” she says. “[There are] so many songs about redemption and recovery, love stories and songs about picking yourself up. The money raised at this concert will help Brunswick Christian Recovery Center make a real difference in a lot of peoples’ lives.” Country music has made a difference in Nash’s life, starting with her great, great uncle Connie B. Gay. Gay coined the term “country music” and transformed a collection of disparate artists into a cohesive genre. He popularized the genre through his radio and TV broadcasting career, and in 1958 became the founding president of the Country Music Association (CMA). Later he helped launch the Country Music Foundation. In 1963 the CMA named an award after him, and in 1980 he was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame. In a twist that ties Nash tighter to the Brunswick Christian Recovery Center, Gay faced his own dependence on alcohol in 1957, withdrawing from the country music scene for several years before gaining a hold on it and refocusing his life and business efforts. Nash says she’s always sung country songs, but never wrote her own until she was a teen. “My friends and I wanted to enter a battle of the bands, but we had to have original songs to perform,” she says. “I’d never written a song before then, but I gave it a shot and wrote four or five songs for my brother’s band to learn. They did and we took second place in the competition. That was all it took to show me that I could do this.”

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Songwriting for Nash is like any other artistic endeavor — it takes talent, time and practice. One of her idols, Dolly Parton, famously said she “writes something every day,” which gives Nash something to aspire to. “I can’t say I write a song every day, or even part of a song, but I try to,” she says. Her effort has paid off. In November 2010 Madonna Nash, her debut album of 13 original songs (six by her, the remainder with a co-writer), hit the charts. It’s available on Amazon and iTunes and, of course, at her shows. Madonna Nash is something she’s proud of, but her video for the single “Dirty Little Secret” makes her smile even wider. And her win at the Carolina Music Awards, where she was named the 2010 Female Country Artist of the Year, stretches that smile further. “Dirty Little Secret” also cracked the Top 40 Hits on MusicRow Magazine’s Country Music Radio Chart. “Dirty Little Secret was so much fun to shoot,” she says, “but the biggest thrill with it was on [Country Music Television’s] Social Hour [a viewer voted video countdown] where I got more votes than some of the biggest country stars.” Bloggers and music reviewers have called Nash “the best-kept secret of her home state’s country-music scene,” and compared her vocal styling to Carrie Underwood and other country music heavy hitters. Given the press she and her two-year old album continue to get, Nash is, without a doubt, on her way up in the genre her family member had a major hand in establishing. “I hope our next single does as well,” says Nash. In early 2012 Brunswick County locals Ronnie and Clarice Holden approached Nash and told her the story of the Brunswick Christian Recovery Center. They took her on a tour of the facility, where she got a firsthand look at the men touched by the program. “It was incredibly moving,” Nash says. “These men are hurting, really battling with some serious problems. They shared their stories and so many of them were heartbreaking, I felt like I had to help.” One reason Nash found her visit so moving was her family. She doesn’t want to see her two children, 9-year old Asia and 7-year old Brandt, feel the negative impact of drug and alcohol abuse in their lives. By supporting the Brunswick Christian Recovery Center, Nash believes she can help make that a reality. n

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See Madonna Nash in Concert What:

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Above left: Camilla Herlevich is the founder and executive director of the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust. Right: Since 1992 the Coastal Land Trust has helped conserve almost 45,000 acres of land in 22 coastal counties of the state, including more than 900 acres in the Brunswick Nature Park.

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At the time, there was increasing interest in preserving undeveloped land, and land trusts were a growing movement. There was, however, no such organization in eastern North Carolina. With the realization that there was indeed a need, Herlevich took the bold and ambitious step of creating a land trust that would encompass the North Carolina coast. She enlisted the aid of three other people to help her incorporate, and in 1991 the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust (CLT) was born. The initial plan was to include 31 counties along the coast, but the group quickly realized that such a large number of counties would overwhelm their fledgling organization, so they retrenched a bit. Now that the CLT existed, at least on paper, the next task was to start acquiring properties. Herlevich went to The Nature Conservancy and asked if they had any projects that did not meet their criteria (e.g. size). Indeed they did, and a 14-acre parcel of land in the North Chase neighborhood of New Hanover County became the CLT’s first acquisition in 1992. In the 20 years since, the CLT has grown to encompass the 31 coastal counties that were the original goal. “It took about five years to raise enough money to pay myself a salary,” Herlevich says. “I worked at the Land Trust part-time and took other part-time jobs to help support a growing family.” The Coastal Land Trust plays an active role in making sure that a large portion of our area remains as nature intended, and that our children’s children will have creeks to explore and bird songs to hear. It’s an organization of like-minded members, people with no political agenda, no ax to grind. Herlevich makes it clear that the Coastal Land Trust is not anti-development. Summer 2012

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“It’s all about balance,� she says, “about recognizing the need to save the wild places which can provide a needed respite in our busy lives.� Brunswick County holds a special spot in Herlevich’s heart for a number of reasons. This county is among the most biologically diverse areas along the entire East Coast. Part of the reason is geology: the area is on a geologic fault line called The Cape Fear Arch. This region’s location near Cape Fear, jutting out into the ocean, makes it subject to “interesting� weather patterns like hurricanes and, potentially, earthquakes. In addition, the region has, at various points in its past, been delta, beach and ocean floor. Each new stage created distinct plant and animal communities. A prime example is the Venus Fly-Trap — a plant that exists naturally nowhere else in the world. Another fact that makes Brunswick County so special to the Coastal Land Trust is the 10,000 acres that have been protected here thus far. Many of the properties, such as those on this side of the river that have been in the MacRae and Bellamy families for generations, are privately held and are not open to the public. A large portion of Orton Plantation, which had been open to the public but is now private, was acquired several years ago. While these properties may be private, the public can take comfort in the fact that these lands are no longer in danger of being destroyed by development. With such properties, the acquisition happens when owners of large tracts of land donate or sell property to the CLT. The resulting conservation easement is a voluntary, permanent legal agreement with the landowners, who retain ownership and use of the land while pledging that it will not be developed. “It’s important to note the word ‘permanent,’� says Herlevich. “Even if the current owners die or move away, the property remains a conservation easement under the protection of the Coastal Land Trust forever.� The crown jewel, however, the public anchor of all the private lands around it, is the recently acquired Brunswick Nature Park. This land, which the CLT bought with a $2 million grant from the Clean Water Management Trust Fund, was subsequently donated to Brunswick County by the CLT. At 900 acres, this parcel


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is slightly larger than New York City’s Central Park. Its location in a previously undeveloped part of Brunswick County makes it the perfect spot for numerous outdoor activities. There are hiking trails and there are ramps for launching kayaks or canoes into Town Creek. Coastal Land Trust’s Family Fun Day held last fall at the park was an unexpected, unqualified success. It had been anticipated that about 300 people would participate but close to 1,000 showed up. Another Family Fun Day is planned for this fall, around the middle of October. “It’s an ideal way to make the Coastal Land Trust more relevant to people, young and old, and to allow everyone to see the beauties of nature right here in Brunswick County,” says Herlevich. Herlevich is frequently asked what the difference is between the Coastal Land Trust and The Nature Conservancy. “We’re more alike than different,” she says, “In that both of us are conservation organizations. The Nature Conservancy, however, has a more limited focus regarding the lands they protect. Nationally, and even internationally, they’re interested in large tracts of significant biological diversity. We have a wider palate of projects with broader criteria. I guess that means we’re not as fussy about the properties we acquire. We’re also,” she adds, “more nimble, more flexible, less bureaucratic. The downside, unfortunately, is that we don’t have access to as many resources — money, people — as they do.” For now, the CLT faces challenges just like any other similar organization. There is always a need for more money and more land, especially land that is donated. Most of the money for land acquisition comes from state and federal grants. Unfortunately, that money is not as readily available as in the past. The pot of dollars in the North Carolina Clean Water Management Trust Fund has gone from $100 million to $10 million. Nevertheless, Herlevich and the CLT remain optimistic. Their optimism is driven in large part by their desire for local residents to enjoy the outdoors and participate in activities that reflect a wholesome, healthy lifestyle. n


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around town

Top: Brunswick County’s helicopter is a big attraction for every age. Left: What kid isn’t thrilled by big trucks and a crane? Right: Dylan Cook rides the camel. Bottom: Ten-year-old Manny Negron is the fire chief.

Sparking Imaginations Oak Island’s Big Toy Day STORY and PHOTOGRAPHY BY Carolyn Bowers

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Island’s annual Big Toy Day invites children to experience their future in the adult world of big jobs with “big toys.” For four hours on a Saturday afternoon, the kids become fire fighters, helicopter pilots, law enforcement officials, Civil Air Patrol cadets, crane operators and dirt bike racers. They not only learn about these jobs from the pros, but also get to try out the “toys” — and spark their imaginations. At the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) plane was 12-year-old Kevin Willets, Jr. Kevin first learned about CAP two years ago, but he was too young to

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join. The minimum age to become a CAP cadet is 12, so he had to hold on to his dream for two years. Now he is enjoying every aspect of the program. “I’d like to be a helicopter pilot,” Kevin said. “I’ve been interested in planes ever since I was a little kid.” Several younger children waited in line to take the controls of the CAP plane, quite possibly looking forward to the day when they, too, will be old enough to become a CAP cadet. According to their website, the mission of the CAP cadet program is “to provide the youth of our nation with a quality program that enhances their leadership skills through an interest in aviation and simultaneously provide services to the United States Air Force and to the local community.” The local unit meets on Tuesday evenings at the Cape Fear Regional Jetport. For more information, check out their website at www.capnc-170.com. John Kelso, former president of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, manned the child identification booth. This program provides parents with free identification kits, which can be used to assist law enforcement officials in finding lost children. Kelso took fingerprints of all 10 fingers of each child and gave the parents a DNA swab kit to be used at home. This information is not entered into a nationwide database; it is simply kept by the parents to be turned over to the authorities to aid in a search and rescue effort if their child becomes lost or needs to be identified. Children of all ages lined up to climb into “Air 1,” Brunswick County’s helicopter. The pilot is a full-time deputy

Top: The Civil Air Patrol lets the kids take the controls. Right: Kids get fingerprinted by members of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI.

sheriff with more than 20 years of military helicopter flying experience. Dick Hildebrandt, a volunteer with the program, explained that the helicopter is used mainly for search and rescue efforts, drug interventions and car chases. Hildebrandt accompanies the pilot and operates the onboard infrared system, which is used at night to detect marijuana fields and locate lost persons, etc. According to Hildebrandt, the chopper is sometimes used as often as 15 to 20 times a month. Its home base is the Ocean Isle Beach airport on Beach Drive. When 10-year-old Manny Negron got behind the wheel of the Sunny Point fire truck, he decided he wanted to be a fireman. There was a brief glitch in his communication system, but he soon solved that problem and was once again able to communicate with his men. For those brief moments, Manny was not a 10-year-old boy, but rather the fire chief on the way to a raging fire and responsible for directing his brigade. For the younger set, there were pony rides and camel rides. Dennis Brown and his wife made a five-hour trip to Jonesville, N.C., to pick up their four-year-old great Summer 2012

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grandson, Dylan Cook, so he could have another ride on a camel. According to Brown, last year it took Dylan several trips back and forth to the camel station before he summoned up the courage to get on the animal. After conquering his fear, they couldn’t get him off, and he talked about it all year long. This year a much older, braver Dylan jumped right up on the camel and waved and grinned as the

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base. Ray had started there in high school, running their marina and the rental boats. From there she became a small-boat captain. As a civilian contractor, she ran pilot-type boats, taking equipment and people out to ships and submarines. Ray worked at the base as a contractor for 15 years, running torpedo retrievers, target boats and research vessels. “The highlight for me was on a boat that made weekly trips from Andros to Palm Beach, Florida, so I had the best of both worlds,� she says. The 200-mile trip took 28 hours across and 36 going back. The same boat was used to supply auxiliary bases. 66

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“We’d spend a night somewhere down island,” says Ray. “I had a tiny motorcycle so I’d bring that and explore a bit. Pretty much in the Bahamas, when I wasn’t running boats, I was out playing on boats.” A sailor since 12 years of age, Ray mastered Sunfish, then Hobie Cats, then windsurfing. She’s recently added paddleboarding to the list. Her skills on the water served her well in many adventures. “One of my best vacations was on my 15-foot Boston Whaler,” says Ray. “I had a pop tent onboard. I lived on that Whaler, cruising the islands for eight days. The Whaler was shallow [draft]. I could take it anywhere. In those days I was staying in marinas for $7.50 a night and had access to showers and swimming pools and restaurants. I had a blast.” Another time, Ray and her Labrador retriever spent a month on a 20-foot Grady White cruising the Florida Keys and the Bahamas with a surfboard and a kayak. Then there was the time that she and her brother drove her 15-foot Whaler from Andros Island to Florida. They pulled in the marina at Boca Raton alongside 100-foot yachts. “It was just something I had to do,” Ray says. Ray has carried her water adventures over to her new life in Southport. She was recently pictured in the Southport Pilot at the Blessing of the Fleet with her paddleboard and her dog, Rosie, in a pink polka dot life jacket. “We were the only self-propelled boat that showed up,” says Ray. Ray and her husband left Andros in 1995, “just looking for a pleasant place to settle,” a place where they could enjoy the water but also have a change of seasons.

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“We fell in love with this area,” she says. “Obviously, it’s very water oriented. Wilmington had a lot to offer as far as downtown.” They moved without looking at the job market. Ray was fortunate to be accepted for an opening on the state’s ferry system. Ray worked for seven years on the deck and as relief captain and was promoted to captain in 2003. After her husband’s death, she moved to Southport to be closer to work. “It’s one mile from my front porch to the deck of the boat, which is rather sweet,” she says. The ferry schedule is one week on with grueling 12.5-hour days and then one week off. “It’s a fabulous schedule,” Ray says, and that sentiment was echoed by her mate Ron Hilton. “The best part about this job is I love the fact that we’re on the water all day: the constantly changing light, weather, water patterns.” Because there are always two people in the bridge, they sometimes take a quick trip outside to photograph a sunset or look at something unusual.

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Above: Mate Ron Hilton (left) and Captain Marybeth Ray on the ferry bridge.

The week before this interview a giant turtle popped its head out of the water to greet her. “I’m a fan of old, classic boats,” Ray says, “so I love seeing those. It’s always a joy to see jumping dolphins.” On the ferry, Ray has transported llamas, 18-wheelers and hundreds of school children on buses. She’s met people kayaking from Florida to Maine through the ICW and the river. The week on/week off schedule means one week’s vacation can turn into three, and Ray took advantage of that in May to visit Maine with her current husband, George. The two are renovating a family cottage on the water. She says they didn’t plan it, but the interior has taken on the look of a ship, with built-in settees and Sunbrella® cushions.

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George shares his wife’s passion for boats. “Our backyard is like Boats-R-Us with kayaks, dinghies, Whalers,” says Ray. “My husband is about as much of a boat nut as I am. He’s gotten to do some incredible sailing deliveries the past few years: Atlantic crossings, Buenos Aires up to the Caribbean.” The two actually met at an emu roast hosted by a couple that George had helped build a steel-hulled boat on Jabbertown Road in Southport. As for the MV Southport, Ray hopes to be its captain until she retires in about a dozen years. At that point, maybe she and George will find the time to devote to their “project boat,” a schooner that they hope to restore to first-class seaworthiness. n

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The beauty and wonder of the wetlands surround the buildings, which were built entirely by volunteers with materials donated or paid for with contributions. Birds sing in trees outside of the chapel while the sun warms the wooden walkways. It is a place where people will come — to serve, to heal, to worship and to admire nature’s beauty. Galilee by the Sea was the vision of Philip Pennington, a man with a passion for God and service.

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Pennington walked a long road to get where he is today. He has done mission work in the rainforest and Southeast Asia, worked in music production and run a construction company. But nothing fulfills him the way his new work — community outreach — does. Pennington relocated to this area 10 years ago, serving as a pastor for two community churches. He soon began to see not only a deep need in our community, but also a deep passion for service among those he pastored. He began organizing missions into neighborhoods where there was a need for repairing and rebuilding. Then his scope grew wider, encompassing the idea of youth mission camps and spiritual retreats and an all-in-one adventure for school-aged children from all over North and South Carolina, where they can not only serve, but also see the ocean and enjoy our beautiful beaches. At the same

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accessible walkways, has been built by volunteers willing to donate time, materials and knowledge. It is truly an amazing testament to the length and breadth of God’s vision to use not only Pennington’s life, but also to use those in our area willing to give of themselves to create a beautiful place where all are welcome. Galilee by the Sea is a nonprofit organization, and it has allowed these beautiful lands to be held in perpetuity. It will never fall into private hands, and it will always stand as a wildlife sanctuary

time, plans for Galilee were underway, providing a home base of sorts for those who came to serve. Pennington has always had Galilee in his soul. He began drawing plans for a mission camp at age 11 and vowed that if there was a way to create that place he dreamed of, he would do it. And he has, in a way his 11-year-old mind couldn’t have imagined. Galilee has taken a decade to build. Most everything, from the 3,000square-foot chapel to the handicapped 78

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and refuge. When it opened its doors just a year ago, it began to do good work immediately, serving the area and also allowing those whose hearts lead to service to have a home base. And now, this summer, things are beginning to ramp up steadily, with planned mission camps and service projects. Pennington’s dream is for this place to be one of inclusion, where everyone is welcome, everyone is safe and everyone can contribute. Galilee is to be utilized for youth camps, for youth ministry and for service trips into the neediest areas. Pennington wants youth to work side by side with the elderly, helping them to come from nursing homes into a place of beauty. His greatest need is to have tradesmen, builders and volunteers donate of their time to create tree houses and walkways that special needs children and the elderly can navigate. “I want children, particularly those in wheelchairs, to be able to stand on a place they could never see, and experience the beauty of nature,” Pennington says. “I want the elderly living here in retirement homes to be able to come and see the beauty of these wetlands.” He will also continue his youth missions into neighborhoods in need. They will come and help repair what is broken, using their hands and minds to do God’s work for those who do not have either the physical or the financial ability to do so for themselves. In so doing, they will gain as much as they give. This is a win-win situation for so many churches with youth groups and limited funds — the children can combine their mission trips with retreats. They will serve and also experience the beauty of our beaches. The goal of Galilee is simple: to be a central location where all people can express their gratitude for life and love.

It is a place where those serving blend seamlessly with those being served; where one of great wealth digs in the same dirt with one who is needy, tilling the soil to plant vegetables for everyone to eat; where children who have come to serve a mission push children in wheelchairs along walkways built by volunteer hands; where the elderly are honored for their life experience and given a chance to see more than the walls of their retirement home. And all of this grace and goodwill lies between the walls of this beautiful building, built with love,

created with purpose and dedicated to serving our area. As the mission statement for Galilee by the Sea states so clearly: “We want to enable all people to express their spirituality through community service and the arts.”

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Terry Bryant

The Path from Farm Girl to Executive Director

Terry

Bryant, the new executive director of the Ocean Isle Museum Foundation, Inc., developed her work ethic growing up on a farm in Sampson County. She recalls growing up in Clinton, North Carolina, and rising at 3 am to take cured tobacco from the barns so it could go to market. Then she was in the fields by 8 am. Farm work, along with her wideranging skills, helped Bryant land her new job overseeing operations at the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach and Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach. Chosen from about three dozen applicants, Bryant brings, as she says, “a passion to make somebody’s life a little better,” to the job. Jerry Thrift, chair of the Ocean Isle Museum Foundation, Inc. Board of Trustees, says Bryant rose to the top of the list of qualified applicants. “We saw someone who has local knowledge, is personable and has experience,” Thrift says. Bryant’s experience covers a host of professional fields. She left her nearly seven-year position as special events coordinator at North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher in Kure Beach to come to Ocean Isle. If she had waited another six months, she could have retired with 30 years as a state employee. “I’m not ready to retire,” the 52-year old says. “I had always planned on working past 30 years.” The Ocean Isle Museum Foundation thought Bryant’s aquarium experience was a good fit. “[The museum] relies on tourism as the aquarium does,” Thrift says. “We

thought that experience was important. Terry has many years in the educational field, and her associate degree in accounting is definitely a plus.” At the aquarium, Bryant expanded programs and grew the revenue, goals she plans to achieve at her new job. The museum and planetarium, she says, are “two precious gemstones that need polishing so everyone can see them.” Among the ways she plans to do this is by promoting the value of the museum and planetarium. The museum features the natural history of North Carolina and is the only one of its kind on a North Carolina barrier island. The 85-seat SciDome Theater at the planetarium has state-of-the-art high definition digital projection and a surround-sound system. “The touch tank is amazing,” Bryant says of a museum attraction. “The high-def of the planetarium and the clarity of it is a phenomenal asset to the community.” Believing her assets are in leadership, management and team building, Bryant is not daunted by lofty goals and has always been an achiever. At Hobbton High School in Newton Grove she was a “sports fanatic” and excelled in basketball and softball, earning numerous awards for her athletic ability. Her senior year she was named Athlete of the Year and was all-county in both sports. She also graduated with high honors. She had wanted to be a veterinarian and after graduation in 1977 worked as a veterinarian’s assistant. Instead of pursuing that career, however, she married and worked as a

secretary at Sampson Community College (SCC) in Clinton. That’s when she decided to further her education. She said being around the faculty and seeing other people’s successes inspired her to take courses. “Go to one graduation, and you see the pride people have in what they’ve accomplished,” she says. Bryant has worn multiple hats throughout her career. She began a family, earned her associate degree in accounting from SCC in 1989 and maintained her secretarial duties. In 1998 she earned a bachelor’s degree in recreation and leisure studies from Mount Olive College. She received her master’s degree in educational media-instructional computer technology from Appalachian State University in 2006. During these years she continued to work, and when the job of student activities coordinator opened at SCC, she went to the dean of students and said, “Give me a shot at it.” He did. The position included duties of athletic director, student government advisor and student support services secretary. But she didn’t pursue teaching as a career for a reason. “My love is going with students outside of the classroom,” Bryant says. “I like the holistic approach.” While at Sampson Community College, Bryant earned the prestigious Excel Award. This honor is conferred on an employee who has achieved outstanding accomplishments as decided and voted on by peers. Twice she received Summer 2012

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Above: As the new executive director of the Ocean Isle Museum Foundation, Inc., Terry Bryant will oversee operations at the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach and Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach.

the Top Campus Award as student government advisor. After 18 years at the college, Bryant’s life took a turn. She had ended her 21-year marriage and in 2002 married Ronnie Bryant and moved to Mount Airy. She donned a new hat at Surry Community College, adding the title of educational opportunity center coordinator to her resume. In this capacity she worked with residents in Davie and Rockingham counties by providing workshops in job skills, assistance in employment, assistance with general equivalency diploma requirements and college placement for low-income, first-generation college students. After three years, Ronnie accepted a job at Brunswick Community College, where he is currently director of information technology. Bryant was hired at the Fort Fisher Aquarium, and the couple moved to Wilmington. 82

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Bryant says she had not been to Ocean Isle Beach before she came for her interview at the museum. Her reaction was typical of a newcomer. “It’s absolutely gorgeous,” she says of the island. “The first time I came over the bridge, it was breathtaking.” The Bryants will become Ocean Isle Beach residents in September. Their family ties, however, remain primarily in Clinton, and Bryant says she enjoys going there and playing with her six grandchildren. Her daughter, Rhonda Matthews, 33, and her husband, Dave, have five children. Ronnie’s son, Nicholas, 32, and his wife, Liz, have one son. Ronnie’s daughter, Hannah, 22, is a nursing student at Sampson Community College. Bryant’s other daughter, Danielle Norris, 29, is a Delta Airlines flight attendant and is gone too often to care for Dozer, her 80-pound pit bull. Bryant has stepped in to care for the six-year-old dog. She is also helping Norris plan her August 10, 2013, wedding. It happens that Bryant’s job at the aquarium included renting the facility for events, 85 percent of which were weddings. She plans to promote renting the museum and planetarium for special occasions. Bryant is excited about the prospects of her new job. “I felt I could step into the role and do a good job,” she says. “Having worked at the aquarium, I feel I have insight about exhibits, operations and customer service.” On Bryant’s agenda is bringing interactive technology to the facilities. Instead of simply having static signage explaining the exhibits, she hopes to have web links to give further details. Marketing, outreach, rentals, interactive exhibits and fund-raising are high on her list of topics to expand at the museum and planetarium. Bryant hopes to reach as many people as possible. Social media, including

Facebook and Twitter, are on her agenda to use at their maximum levels. Smartphones and other technologies are available to students, teachers, parents and the community at large and are means to reach even more residents. Membership in professional organizations such as International Special Events Society is also important to her. Tom Deacon, a member of the Museum Foundation executive committee, says he’s satisfied the board

made the right choice by hiring Bryant. “Terry has the best credentials, best demeanor and best experience,” he says. “She will take time to get to know us, the staff and the volunteers. I think she will do a wonderful job.” For now, Bryant is pacing herself and getting familiar with the area and the people. “My legacy is making people happy, and I feel that’s the ultimate accounting,” she says. n

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Fitness Studio’s Pole Fitness

Business Profile BY Michelle Macken

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ole Fitness is a fun and effective alternative fitness workout catering to every woman. It doesn’t matter what size you are,

Jen Gerrald “I did gymnastics till the age of 18.

how old you are, how much you weigh or how tall you are — Pole

Pole Fitness has opened the door to a vertical world

Fitness has something for everyone.

of gymnastics that is nothing short of amazing!

Pole Fitness classes incorporate yoga, Pilates, strength training, cardio and exotic dance movements. Pole Fitness involves athletic moves such as climbs, spins and, in the advanced classes, body inversions using the limbs to grip. This workout builds strength,

The physical challenge strengthens your body and your mind. This sport has reignited the spark of motivation and determination for me.”

flexibility, self confidence and overall fitness. Instructor Sara Lawing is one of the top Pole Fitness instructors in the area and offers classes at the Fitness Studio. Sarah is from Wilmington and has more than six years of experience in Pole Fitness. She instructs in a safe, nonjudgmental, fun environment. You will not find another pole dancing and alternative fitness program like this anywhere. “Treadmills, weight machines and other traditional fitness equipment have been replaced with fitness poles, chairs, men’s ties and yoga mats,” says Cindy Black, owner of the Fitness Studio. “Come join the fun. I promise you will have a good time!” Fitness Studio’s Pole Fitness classes start every month for four consecutive Wednesday nights. Classes are at 6:45 pm for advanced students and 7:45 pm for beginners. Four classes cost $100. Space is

Jodi Shoe “Having practiced classical ballet for

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most of my life I have long lean leg muscles.

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Douglas Diamond Jewelers

Business Profile BY Hilary Brady

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oug Turner knows a gem when he sees one. During a visit to his coastal home at Ocean Isle Beach in the spring of 2008,

Doug was enjoying a leisurely bite to eat at a restaurant when he noticed something sparkling in the distance. It was a soon-to-be vacant storefront, and it was calling his name. Twenty-four hours and a few phone calls later, the space belonged to Doug. At the time of his visit, Doug, a jewelry store owner with more than 30 years of industry experience, lived and worked in Lexington, N.C. He knew that he wanted to move closer to his Ocean Isle home, he just didn’t know that it would happen so quickly. But it did. Doug packed up his Lexington store and headed to the coast. Douglas Diamond Jewelers in Shallotte opened in November Photo by RONNIE HOLDEN

2008, occupying the space that had caught Doug’s eye the previous spring. Two thousand square feet and 29 showcases exhibit fine diamond, bridal, gemstone, gold and sterling silver jewelry. Although the type of products may seem typical for a jewelry store, the combination of service, selection and price is what makes Douglas Diamond Jewelers shine among the competition. First and foremost, Doug is not your typical jewelry store owner. He travels around the country selling pieces to other retailers and attending jewelry shows. As a wholesaler, Doug is able to offer higher quality items at significantly lower prices to his customers at home. Cutting out the middleman allows Doug’s customers to reap

Owner Doug Turner and Manager Brandi Everette offer top-notch selection, service and price at the 2,000-square-foot Douglas Diamond Jewelers store in Shallotte.

big benefits. Not only do they pay below retail, but they also have

new pieces for a fraction of the cost. Or simply trade in old

local access to a qualified jeweler with the experience, selection and

diamonds and gold to leave with cash in hand.

quality typically found only in major metropolitan areas. While bridal and diamond jewelry are Douglas Diamond Jeweler’s forte, the store also carries precious and semi-precious gemstone

Whether you’re buying or selling, Douglas Diamond Jewelers has something stunning for everyone. For more information about Douglas Diamond Jewelers visit

jewelry, men’s and women’s watches, and striking sterling silver

120-7 Shallotte Crossing Parkway next to Belk in the Home Depot

pieces. And the price points are as vast as the product selection.

shopping center, or call (910) 755-5546.

Although most of its customers are in search of great values, Douglas Diamond also offers top-of-the-line luxury and name-brand collections like Rolex. As though Douglas Diamond wasn’t appealing enough, the store also offers unique programs to make its already affordable pieces just a little bit more irresistible. Trade-up options allow those that already own diamonds to improve on the size or quality, leaving with

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Business Profile

Curiositees hether you’re visiting Sunset Beach for the first time or

With such a versatile

you’ve lived here all your life, Curiositees is a must-stop

inventory, King proudly

shopping experience for junior and women’s apparel. Featuring

proclaims that

high-end clothing at affordable prices, Curiositees caters to every

Curiositees clothing will

fashion-conscious female, no matter what their age.

take you from the office

“We want to be able to accommodate the mother, grandmother

to a night out on the

and granddaughter,” says Suzanne King, shop owner. “We strive to

town. From casual to

reach a broader customer base.”

elegant to everything in

According to King, the goal of offering a wide selection of high-quality

between, Curiositees

fashion to a broad spectrum of customers is soon to be achieved with

offers something for

the store’s recent remodeling and an upcoming trip to Las Vegas, where

just about any occasion.

she plans to buy more fabulous items to sell in the shop. With summer in full swing, King says some of her more popular

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By Steph Medeiros

Curiositees caters to women of all ages.

To get your fashion fix, stop by Monday through Saturday between 10 am and 5 pm. Now through

lines are selling out fast. Maui Jim sunglasses, Miss Me denim and

August 29, Curiositees will remain open until 8:30 pm on Wednesdays to

vfish dresses are among some of Curiositees hot summer sellers.

coincide with the weekly Sunset Beach summer concert series.

array of hair accessories, jewelry and shoes.

Curiositees: (910) 575-7605; 7645-5 High Market Street, Sunset Beach; www.curiositeessunsetbeach.com

Brunswick Urology Partners

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ith nearly 20 years of urology experience, John J. Smith, III, MD, recently opened Brunswick Urology Partners in Shallotte.

Partners is accepting new patients at the

conditions — from simple incontinence concerns to complicated

office at 5145 Sellers

urologic cancers. Dr. Smith offers a wide range of diagnostic and

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treatment services, including voiding dysfunction, enlarged prostate,

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Center where he performs state-of-the-art treatments, including

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microwave and laser treatment for enlarged prostate, vasectomies and vaginal sling surgery. Dr. Smith is board-certified in urology. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and completed his residency at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass. He also has a master’s degree in physiology.

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Other popular items include jeweled T-shirts by Vocal and a wide

Brunswick Urology Partners: (910) 754-2708; 5145 Sellers Street, Shallotte

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Sandpiper Heating, Air Conditioning and Electrical

Business Profile BY Hilary Brady

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andpiper Heating, Air Conditioning and Electrical is a full-service heating and cooling company that also offers full electrical services

to contractors and homeowners. With locations in Calabash and North Myrtle Beach and open since 2002, the business now employs nearly 50 people and operates 24 trucks that service customers from Wilmington, N.C., to Georgetown, S.C., and all points in between. Although Planned Maintenance contracts on commercial and residential systems are the foundation of Sandpiper’s business, the company also offers installations of new high-efficiency heating and cooling units, HEPA filtration duct cleaning, dryer vent cleaning, whole house generators, appliance repair and commercial refrigeration service, including walk-in coolers/freezers, prep tables and ice makers. Sandpiper recently added another item to its long list of available services: AirTight Spray Foam Insulation. “It made sense for us to become an AirTight Spray Foam Applicator because the insulation of the building is the most important item that determines how the heating and cooling will work, along with the comfort levels experienced by the homeowners,” explains Rob Ferber, Sandpiper’s Business Development Manager. Sandpiper’s top priority is the efficiency of the units it installs, as well as customer convenience and satisfaction. “The idea behind everything that we do is to keep the units running as Contributed Photos

efficiently as they can so we can extend the life of them,” says Ferber. Long lasting and efficient heating and cooling units will certainly please customers, as will fast access to a technician should something go wrong. “We’re able to be reached 24 hours a day,” says Ferber. “One of the owners always has the phone on them after hours and on weekends, so it’s not going to a service or a machine where customers have to wait for a call back. If it’s an emergency, our customers have the option of going straight to a live person. Not many other companies offer that availability.” Sandpiper is an authorized dealer of Trane systems, as well as

Sandpiper has added spray foam insulation to its services. “No other contractor understands energy efficiency better than

York, Carrier, Goodman and Comfortmaker, to name a few. With

an HVAC contractor,” says Ferber. “We can educate the homeowner,

Sandpiper’s already affordable pricing, any promotions will only

showing them how they can make a difference in energy losses in

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their home and provide the solution with spray polyurethane foam.

From affordable pricing programs to top-notch customer service,

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Sandpiper Heating and Air Conditioning works hard to keep its

that will relate to efficiency and comfort in one’s home and, most

customers comfortable. Sandpiper’s staff boasts more than 50

importantly, reduce energy bills up to 45 percent.”

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Blue Heron Gallery

Business Profile BY Steph Medeiros

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ndy Warhol once said that an artist is someone who produces things that people don’t need. While we’re reluctant to argue

with one of America’s most influential artists, a visit to Blue Heron Gallery in Sunset Beach proves Warhol’s statement wrong. From whimsical handcrafted clocks to beautiful blown-glass sculptures, Blue Heron Gallery showcases an array of artwork, all of which is produced by skilled artists and artisans from across the United States. Just one visit and you’re sure to find something that speaks to the creative genius within. For owner Jo Ann Johnston, Blue Heron Gallery is more than just a place to buy art; it’s a creative sanctuary where she can share her passion of “Handmade in America” while showcasing some of the finest collections of arts and crafts in the nation. As someone who selects the majority of the shop’s inventory herself, Johnston says she feels like she has the opportunity to buy art she loves and then pass it along to her customers. “I love the interaction with amazing artists who create beautiful things for all of us to enjoy,” Johnston says on her website. “I also Contributed Photos

enjoy showing these works to my appreciative customers who constantly compliment me on my variety and presentation.” Since selling her first piece of American craft in 1977, Johnston has expanded her love of “Handmade in America” by sharing her passion with fellow artists. Blue Heron Gallery is where she shares this passion, combining more than 35 years of art retail experience with a lifetime of appreciation. Since opening in 1997, Blue Heron Gallery has attracted droves of visitors and has showcased collections from hundreds of artists and artisans. Currently, Johnston has 225 artists represented in

Blue Heron Gallery showcases an array of American art and craft. According to Johnston, the philosophy of Blue Heron Gallery is to

her shop. The variety of collections represents an impressive

bring beauty and function to her customers’ lives while inspiring

range of artistic media, from the elegant jewelry designs of John

them to support local and national artists.

Medeiros to unique handmade bags by Erda to Lance Lichtensteiger’s chiseled wood sculptures and so much more. Other popular collections include Bill Campbell pottery and blown-glass pieces by David Goldhagen. When it comes to her variety of fine jewelry, Johnston says it

“You can support America by purchasing art made in America,” she says. No matter what your taste or style, whether you’re an aficionado or don’t know a giclée from a gouache, at Blue Heron Gallery, you’re sure to find a piece of American art you can’t live without.

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Volunteer Appreciation Banquet at Brunswick Novant Medical Center In 2011 126 volunteers contributed 18,300 hours of service to Brunswick Novant Medical Center. The hospital recognized these valuable people and many others at a banquet on April 28. Special recognition went to three volunteers who have contributed the most hours in their tenure: Faye Ann Nichols, 3,990 hours; Carolyn Moskowitz, 5,239 hours; and Dottie Hoffman, 6,299 hours. The hospital also recognized its 15 chaplains and numerous home volunteers.

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Diamonds and Denim Charity Ball PHOTOGRAPHY BY Ronnie Holden The Brunswick Sheriff ’s Charitable Foundation, Inc. held its first annual Charity Ball on May 3 at the St. James Community Center in Southport. About 180 people attended the “Diamonds and Denim” themed event, which featured dinner, music, dancing and a live auction. Proceeds of $10,300 benefited the Lower Cape Fear Hospice “Closer to Home” Campaign for the SECU Life Care Center.

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Carnival for a Cure Fashion Show & Box Lunch PHOTOGRAPHY BY Wendy Hunt On April 19, Sunset River Marketplace hosted a Relay for Life event organized by the Rivers Edge Sundowners group. A fashion show and luncheon, the event featured styles from Victoria’s Ragpatch in Calabash and Ocean Isle Beach. Elegant boxed lunches were provided by Calabash Garden Tea Room and Turtle Crossing Cupcakes. Door prizes and drawings added a little extra excitement to the day.

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SECU Hospice House of Brunswick Grand Opening PHOTOGRAPHY BY Wendy Hunt The Lower Cape Fear Hospice Association welcomed the public to the newly built SECU Hospice House of Brunswick with a Grand Opening event on Sunday, June 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. Guests were treated to music, refreshments and, of course, tours of the new hospice facility. The center sits on a 7.35-acre site off Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia. The association extended appreciation to all of the donors who made the new care center possible through contributions to the Closer to Home capital campaign.

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Ocean Isle Museum Foundation’s Wine Fest Fund-raiser PHOTOGRAPHY BY Ellen Rothenberg Three hundred people attended the Ocean Isle Museum Foundation’s Wine Fest fund-raiser at the museum on the evening of April 28. The proceeds from this event will be used to further modernize the Museum of Coastal Carolina, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, and Ingram Planetarium, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Guests explored the museum and sampled 16 wines, which were proved by the Yadkin River Valley Winegrowers Association. Food was provided by Causeway Gourmet, Sharky’s and Sunset Beach Deli.

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Dosher Hospital Foundation Gala Dosher Memorial Hospital held its second annual gala at the St. James Community Center on April 28. The theme for this year’s gala was “Healing for Generations,” and attendees had an opportunity to learn more about the hospital and its foundation. Chairs for the gala were Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Hatem. A great night out for a worthy cause, the event featured The Andrew Thieland Big Band and food and drinks by Mr. P’s Bistro in Southport. Susan Farley & Senator Bill Rabon

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Oak Island Farmers Market Mondays through October 1 Head to the Middleton Park Extension Oak Island Soccer Field at 49th Street to browse some of the area’s finest locally grown produce and handmade products. The market is held every Monday from 7 am to noon, now through October 1. Information: Town of Oak Island, (910) 278-5011

Southport Waterfront Farmers Market Wednesdays through September26 Offering fresh produce, homemade baked goods and hand crafted items, the Southport Waterfront Farmers Market is held at Fort Johnston Garrison lawn in Southport on Wednesday mornings. Enjoy the breeze coming in from the Cape Fear River and live entertainment. The market opens at 8 am and runs until 1 pm every Wednesday through September 26. Information: Marion Martin, (910) 279-4616, or Dottie Nixa, (910) 620-2308

“Good Wines for a Great Cause” Wine Tasting

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

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

Thursdays Uncorked by the Sea hosts weekly wine tastings every Thursday from 5 to 7:30 pm, and all proceeds benefit a charitable organization. For only $5, try six different wine samples along with hors d’oeuvres and great company. As an added bonus, many area restaurants will waive the corkage fee if you dine with them after the tastings. Have a great appetizer recipe you’d like to share? Submit it to the email address below to be considered for publication in the Uncorked Seaside Entertaining cookbook. Information: (910) 454-0633. Recipe entries: info@uncorkedbythesea.com

Southport Maritime Museum Educational Programs Various dates Each month the Museum Friends sponsor the Third Tuesday Evening Adult Education series for up to 250 people on topics of community interest. The museum offers several educational program series for adults per year, including organized educational excursions. Programs are free and held at The Southport Community building unless otherwise noted. Call the number listed below for more information and to make reservations.

Maritime Museum Seeks Artists Second Saturdays through August The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport is holding an open call for artists to exhibit and sell artwork and goods this summer as part of the Department of Cultural Resources’ 2nd Saturdays events. The museum is seeking painters, sculptors, quilters, jewelers, potters, weavers, musicians, photographers, iron workers, crafters and other creative artists. There is no fee to participate; artists need only to supply their own table, tent and any other needed items. Farmers of high-value and organic products such as honey, soy candles or cheeses are also encouraged to join. Information: (910) 457-0003

Historical Southport Bicycle Tours Saturdays July 28, August 18 and September 1

In addition, the museum offers Children’s After School, Pre-School and Vacation Series programs on the topics of American Indians of the Coastal Plains, the Pirates of the Cape Fear, shipbuilding, riverfront archaeology, Blockade Runners, fishing and Fort Johnston. Each summer, “Pirate Boot Camps” and Pirate Days are a fun way for children and families to participate in Educational Programs. Pre-registration is required.

The Adventure Kayak Company in cooperation with the N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport is pleased to announce the 2012 Historical Southport Bicycle Tours. Bring your own bicycle and helmet and join the fun. Fees are $15 or $20 for use of bicycle and helmet. Tours will begin at 8 am at The Adventure Kayak Company located at 807 Howe Street in Southport. Preregistration and pre-payment is required. A limited number of rental bikes is available.

Information: (910) 457-0003, www.ncmaritimemuseums.org

Information: The Adventure Kayak Company, (910) 454-0607

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Children’s Summer Series – Kids on Deck! Wednesdays, July 25 and August 1 & 15 Enjoy a fun and educational river boat tour aboard the Solomon T. with this year’s Children’s Summer Series – Kids on Deck! Climb aboard and experience the Cape Fear River firsthand through science experiments, bird-watching and more. Be prepared to get wet! Cost is $10 per child. Ages 8 to 12. Space is limited to five children. Registration required. Information: (910) 457-0003

Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce Birthday Celebration Tuesday, July 31 The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce invites its members and the public to join them in celebrating their 36th birthday. To show appreciation to chamber members, cake and refreshments will be provided. Stop by the chamber office at 4948 Main Street in Shallotte from 11 am to 2 pm on Tuesday, July 31 to see why the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce has been so successful for the last 36 years.

Southport Beat Fridays August 17 and September 21

Winey Bear Ribbon Cutting

Southport Beat will transform the evenings in Southport to a festive and exciting atmosphere on the third Friday of each month from June through September. Enjoy a broad range of entertainment and music in Franklin Square Park while participating businesses will be offering special deals and incentives citywide.

Friday, August 3

Information: (910) 457-6964

Brunswick Little Theatre Presents The Wizard of Oz

Join the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting celebrating for the Winey Bear shop opening in Southport. Sally Winey has been in the teddy bear making business for more than 30 years and is now offering her talents to Southport residents and visitors. Sally repairs bears and makes teddy bears out of old keepsakes like baby clothes, quilts and a loved one’s belongings. The event will take place on August 3 from 3 to 4 pm at 1102 N. Howe Street in Southport. Information: www.brunswickcountychamber.org

July 27–29; August 3–5 Brunswick Little Theatre proudly presents The Wizard of Oz at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College. Follow the adventures of Dorothy (and her little dog, too) as she makes magical friendships, evades an evil witch and tries to find her way back home to Kansas. Show times are as follows: July 27 & 28 and August 3 & 4 at 7:30 pm; July 29 & August 5 at 3pm. Tickets can be purchased at Odell Williamson Auditorium ticket office. Prices are $6 for children 12 and younger, $12 for teens and students with school ID and $17 for adults. Information: Jen Iapalucci, (910) 269-1518 Tickets: Odell Williamson Auditorium ticket office: (910) 755-7416

Cape Fear Flounder Classic Saturday, July 28

“The Pirates are Coming” Festival Weekend Friday, August 3 –Saturday, August 5 Bald Head Island becomes a pirate’s paradise August 3 to 5, as swashbucklers arrive by tall ship and take over the island for three days of unbridled revelry, including a pirate pub, gun powder demonstrations, sword fighting, music by Rusty Cutlass, grub ships, a duck race, a pirate pancake breakfast, water games, crafts and an island-wide treasure hunt with proceeds benefiting the Old Baldy Foundation. This is a weekend of fun for the whole family. Information: (910) 457-7481

Mayor’s Cup Golf Tournament

Cape Fear anglers take note: Registration for The Cape Fear Flounder Classic will be open July 11 through July 27. To register, stop by the Southport-Oak Island Chamber of Commerce any time between 10 am and 4 pm Monday through Friday. The celebrated flounder fishing tournament will be held on July 28. Lines go in the water Saturday, July 28 from 7 am to 4 pm; scales open from 3 to 5 pm with the awards ceremony at 6 pm. A boat is required for entry, and entry fee is $100 per boat. Guaranteed prize structure.

Saturday, August 25

Information: (910) 457-6964

Information: Mary Stilwell, (910) 845-2762

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The Lakes Country Club in Boiling Springs Lake will be hosting the 2012 Mayor’s Cup Golf Tournament on August 25. The event begins at 9 am and will feature a luncheon and awards ceremony later in the day. Four-player teams are invited to register by stopping by The Lakes Country Club. Registration fee is $40 per player.


Business Before Hours & Grand Opening of Ocean Trail Healthcare & Rehabilitation

Brunswick Family Assistance 14th Annual 10K/5K Run, 10K Walk & 1-Mile Fun Run

Thursday, August 30

Saturday, September 8

Members of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce who subscribe to the philosophy of “the early bird gets the worm” will enjoy this early start to their day. The Business Before Hours networking session will be held at Ocean Trail Healthcare & Rehabilitation at 630 N. Fondale Avenue in Southport from 8 to 9 am. There will be a ribboncutting ceremony at 9 am to celebrate the grand re-opening of their Independent Living Apartments.

The Brunswick Family Assistance 10K, 5K & 1-mile Fun Run will be held at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center near Sunset Beach. The courses are flat and fast, traveling through the neighborhoods of the resort. The race begins at 8 am at 211 Clubhouse Road in Sunset Beach. The awards ceremony is held in a large clubhouse cabana with refreshments, prize drawings and more. Registration is now open online. Walkers and strollers are welcome.

Information: (910) 457-6964

Information: www.5starraceproductions. com or call Brunswick Family Assistance at (910) 754-4766

Labor Day Music Extravaganza Weekend at Bald Head Island August 31 – September 2

Brunswick County Intercultural Festival Saturday, September 8 Brunswick Community College is proud to present the 9th Annual Brunswick County Intercultural Festival from 10 am to 4 pm at the Brunswick Community College on the grounds of the Odell Williamson Auditorium. Come enjoy food, music and art that celebrate cultures from around the world. There will be children’s activities, ethnic food tastings and much more. Volunteers and sponsors are still needed. Information: www.bcifestival.org or Lisa Schultz, (910) 755-8083

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Come to Bald Head Island to enjoy food, fun and live entertainment. The fun kicks off on Friday night with the Band of Oz, continues at the Shoals Club’s annual party on Saturday and culminates on Sunday with mouth-watering barbecue. Information: www.baldheadisland.com, (800) 432-RENT

Music on Main Concert Series Thursdays through September 30 The Music on Main concert series returns to North Myrtle Beach this summer with free live music for one and all. Most concerts are held on Thursdays throughout the summer, taking place from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. Some shows are held at the area known as The Horseshoe. All shows are free of charge. Information: www.parks.nmb.us

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Brunswick Arts Council Needs Dickensian/Victorian Collections

Museum of Coastal Carolina Summer Schedule

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Through Labor Day

Brunswick Arts Council is in need of any Dickensian/Victorian collections. These will be for display purposes only during the Charles Dickens Christmas Festival this year. Dates for the festival are November 30 and December 1, 2012. The items of interest include: children’s toys, clothing, tea sets, doll carriages, costumes, hats, dress forms (used for dressmaking), linens, tools, kitchen utensils, advertising items, sketches, books, pictures, photographs and any other applicable items.

The museum features family programs every weekday, and all ages are welcome.

Information: Gwen Schafer, (910) 253-9666

Thursday – Megabites! All About Sharks (3:30 pm); Snakes Alive! (7 pm)

Monday – Family Scavenger Hunt (3:30 pm); Sea Turtles and You! (7 pm) Tuesday – O cean Reef Explorer (3:30 pm) Wednesday – Who Are you Swimming With? (3:30 pm); Pirates Ahoy! (7 pm)

Friday – T ouch Tank Feeding and Sea Shell Identification (3:30 pm)

N.C. Coastal Land Trust License Plates Available

On July 24 at 7 pm there will be a special program, Surviving the Titanic, with author Julie Williams. Information: www.MuseumPlanetarium.org, (910) 579-1016

Ongoing N.C. Coastal Land Trust is offering license plates that let you show your support of North Carolina’s spectacular coast. The Coastal Land Trust has saved beaches that became state parks, streams that provide clean water, forests that are havens for wildlife, working farms that provide local food, and nature parks that everyone can enjoy. The Coastal Land Trust will get $20 for each plate sold. It’s a great way to show your support for the work this land trust does to protect land and water in 31 counties of eastern North Carolina. The Coastal Land Trust needs to pre-sell 300 plates before the state will begin producing the specialized plate. Sign up now by filling out a form and mailing in a check for $30. Information: www.coastallandtrust.org, (910) 790-4524 ext. 210, vann@coastallandtrust.org

Ingram Planetarium Summer Schedule Through Labor Day The planetarium features free family programs at noon: Tuesday – Navigating the Seas Wednesday – Sea Turtle Talk Thursday – Fun in the Sun Friday – What’s Up? Half-price Legends of the Night Sky shows Tuesday through Saturday at 11 am. Sky Theater shows are held every Tuesday through Saturday:

Sunset Beach Concert Series Wednesdays through August 29 A free community concert series each Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Village Park at Seaside Village. The park is located on the mainland across the street from Fibber’s Restaurant; look for the small gazebo. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on and be prepared to dance on the dance floor. One of the special features of this series is that a different local charity is highlighted each week. Food and drinks are available for a donation, with the funds going to that night’s charity. Information: (910) 575-7605

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1 & 3 pm – Dynamic Earth 2 pm – Tales of the Maya Skies 4 pm – Oasis in Space Laser music shows are held Thursday through Saturday: Thursday – B eatles (5 pm), Laser Spirit (6 pm), Arena Rock (7 pm) Friday – Metallica* (5 pm), Led Zeppelin (6 pm), Pink Floyd: The Wall* (7 pm) Saturday – Beatles (5 pm), Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon (6 pm), Pink Floyd: The Wall* (7 pm) * Metallica and Pink Floyd: The Wall are not recommended for young children.

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shal lotte in let tide char t

D a t e

July

High Tide AM

PM

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

1

6:13 am

4.5

2

7:14 am

4.6

Low Tide

AM

PM

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

12:44 pm -0.6

D a t e

August September High Tide

AM

Low Tide

PM

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

AM

PM

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

D a t e

High Tide

AM

Low Tide

PM

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

AM

PM

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

6:57 pm

5.9

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1

7:58 am

4.8

8:30 pm

5.9

2:17 am

-0.3 2:27 pm -0.5

1

9:16 am

5.3

9:38 pm

5.5

3:22 am

7:53 pm

6.1

1:39 am

-0.4 1:42 pm

-0.7

2

8:50 am

5

9:18 pm

5.8

3:05 am

-0.4 3:19 pm

-0.4

2

9:57 am

5.3

10:19 pm

5.2

4:02 am

-0.1 3:48 pm 0

4:31 pm

0.1

0.3

3

8:11 am

4.7

8:46 pm

6.1

2:33 am

-0.6 2:38 pm -0.8

3

9:39 am

5

10:04 pm

5.6

3:51 am

-0.4 4:08 pm -0.3

3

10:38 am

5.2

11:01 pm

4.9

4:40 am

0.1

5:12 pm

0.6

4

9:06 am

4.8

9:37 pm

6

3:26 am

-0.7 3:33 pm

4

10:26 am

5

10:50 pm

5.3

4:34 am

-0.4 4:55 pm

0

4

11:20 am

5

11:45 pm

4.6

5:18 am

0.3

5:53 pm

0.8

-0.2 5:41 pm

-0.7

5

9:59 am

4.8

10:28 pm

5.8

4:15 am

-0.7 4:26 pm -0.6

5

11:14 am

4.9

11:36 pm

5

5:16 am

6

10:52 am

4.8

11:18 pm

5.4

5:03 am

-0.6

6

12:23 am

4.6

12:03 pm

4.7

5:56 am

0

7

11:47 am

4.7

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5:48 am

-0.4 6:08 pm

0.1

7

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12:52 pm

4.6

6:36 am

8

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12:42 pm

4.6

6:33 am

-0.2 6:59 pm

0.4

8

1:12 am

4.3

1:41 pm

4.5

7:17 am

9

1:01 am

4.7

1:36 pm

4.5

7:16 am

0

0.8

9

2:01 am

4.1

2:29 pm

4.5

10

1:52 am

4.4

2:26 pm

4.4

8:01 am

0.2

8:47 pm

1

10

2:51 am

3.9

3:17 pm

11

2:41 am

4.1

3:14 pm

4.4

8:48 am

0.4

9:48 pm

1.2

11

3:40 am

3.8

4:05 pm

12

3:29 am

3.9

4:00 pm

4.4

9:39 am

0.5 10:48 pm 1.2

12

4:30 am

3.8

13

4:18 am

3.8

4:47 pm

4.5

10:31 am

0.6 11:42 pm

1.1

13

5:22 am

3.9

14

5:08 am

3.8

5:35 pm

4.6

11:22 am

0.5

15

5:58 am

3.8

6:22 pm

4.7

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---

16

6:48 am

3.9

7:07 pm

4.9

1:16 am

5:18 pm

7:51 pm

---

-0.3

0.3

5

12:32 am

4.3

12:04 pm

4.8

5:57 am

0.5

6:34 pm

1.1

6:26 pm

0.6

6

---

---

12:52 pm

4.7

6:37 am

0.7

7:18 pm

1.4

0.2

7:12 pm

0.9

7

1:21 am

4.1

1:42 pm

4.6

7:20 am

0.9

8:09 pm

1.6

0.4

8:01 pm

1.2

8

2:12 am

4

2:33 pm

4.6

8:09 am

1.1

9:07 pm

1.7

8:02 am

0.6

8:56 pm

1.4

9

3:03 am

3.9

3:24 pm

4.6

9:05 am

1.1

10:10 pm

1.6

4.5

8:52 am

0.8

9:57 pm

1.5

10

3:54 am

4

4:14 pm

4.7

10:05 am

1.1 11:08 pm 1.5

4.5

9:47 am

0.8 10:58 pm 1.4

11

4:45 am

4.1

5:05 pm

4.9

11:04 am

0.9 11:58 pm 1.2

4:55 pm

4.6

10:44 am 0.8 11:52 pm 1.3

12

5:37 am

4.4

5:54 pm

5.1

11:58 am

0.7

5:45 pm

4.8

11:38 am

13

6:26 am

4.7

6:42 pm

5.3

---

---

0.6

---

---

---

---

12:49 pm 0.4

---

14

6:12 am

4.1

6:32 pm

5

---

---

12:29 pm 0.5

14

7:13 am

5.1

7:27 pm

5.5

1:25 am

0.5

1:37 pm

12:12 pm 0.4

15

7:00 am

4.3

7:17 pm

5.2

1:22 am

0.8

1:17 pm

0.3

15

7:59 am

5.4

8:12 pm

5.7

2:06 am

0.2

2:25 pm

0.2 0

0.8 12:59 pm 0.3

16

7:45 am

4.5

7:59 pm

5.4

2:03 am

0.5

2:03 pm

0.1

16

8:43 am

5.7

8:56 pm

5.7

2:49 am

-0.1

3:13 pm

-0.2

17

9:28 am

-0.2 4:02 pm -0.2

17

7:34 am

4

7:49 pm

5.1

1:58 am

0.6

1:44 pm

0.1

17

8:28 am

4.8

8:40 pm

5.5

2:43 am

0.3

2:49 pm

0

5.9

9:41 pm

5.6

3:32 am

18

8:16 am

4.2

8:29 pm

5.2

2:38 am

0.4

2:29 pm

0

18

9:10 am

5

9:21 pm

5.5

3:23 am

0

3:35 pm

-0.1

18 10:16 am

6

10:30 pm

5.4

4:17 am

-0.3 4:52 pm

19

8:57 am

4.3

9:07 pm

5.3

3:18 am

0.3

3:13 pm

0

19

9:53 am

5.2

10:03 pm

5.4

4:03 am

-0.1

4:21 pm

-0.1

19 11:09 am

6

11:24 pm

5.2

5:04 am

-0.2

5:43 pm

0.1

20

9:37 am

4.4

9:46 pm

5.3

3:56 am

0.1

3:57 pm

0

20 10:39 am

5.3

10:50 pm

5.3

4:45 am

-0.2 5:09 pm

0

20 12:23 am

4.9

12:07 pm

5.9

5:54 am

-0.1 6:38 pm

0.3

21 10:19 am

4.5

10:27 pm

5.2

4:35 am

0

4:41 pm

0

21 11:30 am

5.4

11:41 pm

5

5:28 am

-0.2 5:59 pm

0.1

21

---

---

1:09 pm

5.7

6:48 am

0.2

7:37 pm

0.6

22 11:04 am

4.6

11:11 pm

5

5:13 am

-0.1 5:27 pm

0.1

22 12:38 am

4.8

12:26 pm

5.4

6:14 am

-0.1 6:52 pm

0.3

22

1:28 am

4.7

2:14 pm

5.6

7:48 am

0.4

8:43 pm

0.8

9:53 pm

0.8

-0.1

23 11:54 am

4.7

---

---

5:54 am

-0.1 6:15 pm

0.2

23

---

---

1:26 pm

5.4

7:04 am

0

7:50 pm

0.5

23

2:34 am

4.6

3:17 pm

5.6

8:57 am

0.6

24 12:55 am

4.7

12:49 pm

4.9

6:37 am

-0.1 7:06 pm

0.3

24

1:39 am

4.6

2:28 pm

5.4

8:01 am

0.2

8:56 pm

0.7

24

3:38 am

4.7

4:18 pm

5.5

10:12 am

0.6 11:00 pm 0.7

-0.1 8:04 pm

0.4

25

2:42 am

4.5

3:30 pm

5.5

9:06 am

0.3 10:07 pm 0.7

25

4:41 am

4.8

5:17 pm

5.5

11:21 am

0.6 11:57 pm 0.6

0.5

26

3:45 am

4.5

4:31 pm

5.5

10:18 am

0.3 11:15 pm 0.6

26

5:41 am

4.9

6:12 pm

5.5

12:47 am

0.4 12:21 pm 0.4

25

---

---

1:46 pm

5

7:24 am

26

1:53 am

4.5

2:44 pm

5.2

8:17 am

0

9:09 pm

27

2:52 am

4.4

3:43 pm

5.3

9:19 am

0

10:19 pm 0.5

27

4:49 am

4.5

5:32 pm

5.6

11:26 am

0.2

---

27

6:37 am

5.1

7:03 pm

5.5

---

---

1:13 pm

0.4

28

3:54 am

4.4

4:43 pm

5.5

10:26 am

0

11:26 pm 0.4

28

5:51 am

4.7

6:30 pm

5.7

---

---

12:28 pm 0.1

28

7:26 am

5.3

7:49 pm

5.4

1:31 am

0.3

2:01 pm

0.3

11:32 am -0.1

---

29

6:50 am

4.9

7:23 pm

5.7

1:08 am

0.2

1:24 pm

0

29

8:10 am

5.4

8:31 pm

5.4

2:12 am

0.2

2:45 pm

0.3

12:34 pm -0.3

30

7:44 am

5.1

8:12 pm

5.7

1:56 am

0

2:15 pm

-0.1

30

8:50 am

5.5

9:11 pm

5.2

2:51 am

0.2

3:26 pm

0.4

31

8:32 am

5.3

8:56 pm

5.6

2:41 am

29

4:57 am

4.4

5:44 pm

5.7

30

6:00 am

4.5

6:43 pm

5.8

---

31

7:01 am

4.7

7:39 pm

5.9

1:25 am

---

---

-0.1 1:32 pm

-0.4

---

-0.1 3:03 pm

0

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

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

25

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

73

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

77

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

41

Almost New Consignments...........................910-579-3040

84

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

10

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

13

Keith Ketchum Photography..........................910-200-9886

110

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

77

Kenneth Scheiss..................................................877-728-4720

49

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

84

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

41

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

17

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

90

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

77, 89

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

84

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

7

Little Friends Children Boutique..................910-579-9363

90

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

14, 15

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

105

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

107

McLeod Physicians Associates.....................843-390-4200

19

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

12

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

49

Brightstar of Brunswick County...................910-599-9555

10

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

59

Brunswick Community College....................910-755-8517

94

North Brunswick Counseling.........................910-371-0568

56

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

IBC

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

49

Brunswick Forest................................................910-371-2434

11

Novant Medical Group......................................910-755-1276 5,93,87,97,102

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

93, 97

Ocean Isle Creamery.........................................910-579-5300

56

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

102

Oceanside Family Medicine............................910-754-4441

5

Bryce Lafoon Photography.............................910-880-5848

84

OrthoWilmingtn..................................................910-332-3800

31

Calabash Photography......................................910-579-2093

98

Prestige Outdoor Lighting..............................910-612-1910

37

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

70

Raymond James Financial Services, Inc... 910-371-0366

70

Captain Raymond’s Fishing & Cruises.......910-579-3474

49

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

67

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

67

Sandpiper Heating and Air.............................910-579-1497

Carolyn Felton - Wells Fargo Advisors......910-509-3984

79

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

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

32

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

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

51

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

4

CoastalNC.com.....................................................910-754-7677

101

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

94

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

54

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97

Columbus Regional Healthcare System....910-570-0919

62

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

12

Curiositees.............................................................910-575-7605

51, 87

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

37

Discovery Map of Brunswick County.........910-776-0047 108, 109

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

20

Doran’s Transmission........................................910-755-7600

83

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

54

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

3, 86

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

90

Edward Jones - Emily Thompson................910-575-0353

101

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

73

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

105

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

112

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

26

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

49

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

63

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

107

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

70, 85

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

107

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

9

Trusst Builders.....................................................910-371-0304

38

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

51

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

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110

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

37

Furniture Medic by Swenson.........................877-835-3697

83

Varnam Family Wellness.................................910-754-2273

94

Hearthside Builders...........................................910-371-0304

38

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

73

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

67

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

41

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

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Enjoy live entertainment, Kid’s area featuring rides and live animals, ov er 160 arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, oy ster shucking contest, oyster stew contest, oyst ers and more!

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