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Jason Frye

The Most Important Thing Reid Stowe’s record-breaking sailing adventure

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Claire K. Connelly

All A-Board: Lola’s Olas in Ocean Isle Beach A labor of watersports love for Jace and Amy Myers

PHOTO BY Keith Ketchum

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Carolyn Bowers

Sailing Away at St. James Radio-controlled sailing catches on with retirees

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Modern-Day Huck Finn Randy Merritt’s passion for paddling the Waccamaw River

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Honalee Stables Skeet Shoot and Barn Party; Wine Fest 2013 at Museum of Coastal Carolina; Business After Hours at Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office; Novant Medical Center Flip Flop Ball; Dosher Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Black Tie Gala

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106 what’s happening Upcoming events you won’t want to miss

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What’s been going on around town

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business buzz

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

113 ad index

Keeping up with the local business scene

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114 capture the moment A contest for SBM readers. Photo by Michelle Tinger

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up front

Snippets of the Local Scene By Molly Harrison

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around town

Let’s Play! By Jo Ann Mathews

66 across the county The Mosaic of Life By Carolyn Bowers

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PHOTO BY Keith Ketchum

80 nonprofit The new Carolina Life Skills and Leadership Academy By Gail Brown

94 community Breast Cancer Touches Both Genders By Jo Ann Mathews

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About the cover: Photographer Keith Ketchum captured this photo of watersports instructor Jace Myers on his paddleboard. Jace and his wife, Amy, own Lola’s Olas in Ocean Isle Beach and teach stand up paddle boarding, surfing and skimboarding to kids and adults. See the story about Jace and Amy on page 58.


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Above: SBM Publisher Justin Williams giving a skimboard a go in Ocean Isle Beach.

Photography By Keith Ketchum

Don’t Skimboard in Dress Clothes Summer

is in full effect. I don’t know about you, but I love the hot weather, days by the sea and getting some vitamin D. That’s why our summer issue is all about being in, on or near the water.

He knows it’s hard for me to turn down a challenge. So, with confidence, in my summer dress clothes on the beach, I said, “OK.” And there we were. I got the instructions on what to do, which amounted to “stay low.”

In this issue you will get to know Jace and Amy Myers of Lola’s Olas, who are on a mission to teach stand up paddleboarding, surfing and skimboarding, to all ages in Ocean Isle Beach. You’ll meet kayaking enthusiast Randy Merritt on the Waccamaw River, learn more about the St. James residents who have fun with radio-controlled sailboats, and read the fascinating story of Reid Stowe, who holds the world record for the most consecutive days at sail on the sea.

By the time the board was brushing across the water, all I could concentrate on was how to jump on it. Staying low was not even in my head at that point. And as you can see in the pictures above, I wiped out pretty good. Actually, I bit it — hard.

We had a lot of fun putting this issue together. I always like to attend photo shoots on the beach or waterway, so for the shoot on Jace and Amy Myers, I went along with photographer Keith Ketchum. For some inexplicable reason, I thought it would be a good idea for Keith to get a picture of me on a skimboard for this Publisher’s Note page. Of course, my idea was for the board to be standing still. It was Keith who goaded me with, “You should try to do it for real.” 16

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As I had no towel and no change of clothes, off we went to a store to get a towel and a new shirt and shorts so that I could carry on with the photo shoots we had ahead of us. So it turns out I’m not very good at skimboarding. So what? We all got a great laugh and I learned a couple of things: Always bring a change of clothes to a photo shoot by the water and don’t skimboard in dress clothes.

Justin Williams Owner/Publisher Publisher@SouthBrunswickMagazine.com


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Bryan Stange

Contributing Writer

I grew up in Greensboro, N.C., and have always enjoyed spending time outdoors — specifically time outdoors with a fishing rod in hand. After graduating from North Carolina State University, where I studied English, I spent some time as a trout-fishing guide in Alaska and Wyoming before making my way back to North Carolina. My wife, Kendell, and I moved from Raleigh to Wilmington in 2007. We

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now live in Hampstead with our son, Murphy.

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 occasional dog or wild animal in Photo by Ronnie Holden

distress. My big family also lives in 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.

Keith Ketchum

Photographer

I’m a dedicated surfer / shower singer / bad ‘90s cover-song guitar player (to my poor wife) / Peter Pan wanna be (who doesn’t want to stay young and fly?). I have spells of OCD when it comes to a clean house, organization, exercise & feng shui. I’m addicted to Coke (the drink) and have pizza at least once a week. I’m a movie addict: dark fairy tales and thrillers (Perfume, Pan’s Labyrinth, Let the Right One In) are my favorite, but I feel nostalgic about the classics (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Ghostbusters, Never Ending

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Story). I wish I had time to read a book.

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Oak Island Lighthouse Run & Walk The 15th Annual Oak Island Lighthouse Run & Walk kicked off the morning of April 20, with participants beginning the race at the N.C. Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell. Despite rainy weather and chilly temperatures, the Southport-Oak Island Chamber of Commerce reported a record high 735 registered runners, an 18 percent increase since last year. A great family-friendly event, the Oak Island Lighthouse Run & Walk showcases the beautiful beach communities of Oak Island and Caswell Beach. The 10K (6.2 miles) and 5K (3.1 miles) start and end at the N.C. Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell with a beautiful scenic route in between as it runs parallel with the beachfront in Caswell Beach and passes the Oak Island Lighthouse twice. The half-marathon (13.1 miles) course runs parallel with the beachfronts in Caswell Beach and Oak Island, crossing over, under and back over the G.V. Barbee Bridge, winding through the Oak Island Golf Course area, then out Caswell Beach Road passing the Oak Island Lighthouse just before the finish line inside the N.C. Baptist Assembly. Overall male and female winners in the 10K division were Alec Brooks, age 32, from St. John’s, Canada (38:12) and Suzanne Tulsey, age 38, from Oak Island (39:03). The overall male and female winners for the halfmarathon division were Rob Hilton, age 38, from Wilmington, NC (1:16:39) and Jessica Bishop, age 38, from Chapel Hill, NC (1:36:30). More than 75 awards were given to winners in the overall, military and 12 age groups. Each year, Ricky Evans of Art @ 211/The Ricky Evans Gallery in Southport donates an original design featuring the Oak Island Lighthouse, which is used on the event T-shirts and on the print awards given to the winners in all three events. The 2014 Oak Island Lighthouse Run & Walk is scheduled for April 12, the weekend before Easter. Visit www.lighthouse10k.com for more information and to view a complete list of 2013’s winners.

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American Legion Memorial Poppies Donation At the recent Annual Reserve INTRA Neighborhood Memorial Day Golf and Grill Outing, a $153 cash donation was made by residents of the Reserve neighborhood of St. James and was presented to Rick Sesse, Post Adjutant, Richard H. Stewart, Jr., American Legion Post 543 of St. James, and Rob McKinley, Post Chaplain. This presentation was made by Denis Healy, who, along with his wife, Christina, hosted the golf outing. “It’s only a small thing compared to the sacrifice of the many service men and women, first responders and veterans, of our great land,” said Healy. The event began with a brief ceremony that included a memorial prayer by McKinley and a tribute to Memorial Day by Ned Bachelor. The singing of “God Bless America” by all in attendance concluded the ceremony. American Legion Poppies were provided to all participants, who in turn responded with their generous donations. Healy said he hopes that the poppies and the ceremony this year are the beginning of an annual tradition for this event. Post 543 concurs with and supports that hope.

Sunset Beach 50th Anniversary Reception The Town of Sunset Beach kicked off a year-long celebration with its 50th Anniversary Reception on March 26 at the Sea Trail Convention Center Ballroom. Regarded as the first event in what is sure to be a year-long celebration, the reception welcomed 600 Sunset Beach residents, Congressman Mike McIntyre, former town officials and representatives of the Founder’s Family. Those in attendance enjoyed dinner, drinks, a special anniversary cake and historical displays as well as music and dancing. Residents and visitors alike can plan on enjoying more celebratory events throughout 2013. Visit www.SunsetBeachNC.gov for more information. Summer 2013

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Wine Fest 2013 Winners Announced This year the Ocean Isle Museum Foundation’s Wine Fest 2013 featured its first amateur wine competition. Twenty-two wines were submitted from four states. Judging took place at the Museum of Coastal Carolina on April 26. The judges were Jane Duralia, President of the American Wine Society; Rege Duralia, Certified Wine Judge; and Dana Keeler, Winemaker at Silver Coast Winery. Gold Medal Winners: Josh Bennett (Blueberry with Dried Elderberry, Oaked Blackberry, Noble Muscadine, Ison/ Carlos Muscadine Blend, Peach Chardonnay), John Clark (Scuppernong) and Tom Lapsley (White Merlot). Silver Medal winners: Josh Bennett (Blueberry/Elderberry Port), Robert Fowler (White Blend) and Tom Lapsley (Riesling). Bronze Medal winners: Cornelius Ashe (Norton), Biotech Department at Brunswick Community College (Merlot), Robert Fowler (Red Blend), Tom Lapsley (Liebfraumilch) and Ricardo Torres (Red Blend).

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National Honors Society WBHS Induction Ceremony The West Brunswick High School (WBHS) National Honors Society 2013 Induction Ceremony was held on May 15 at the school’s cafeteria. The ceremony was attended by proud parents, supporters, teachers and student guests. The National Honors Society (NHS) was established to recognize outstanding high school students. NHS serves to honor students who demonstrate excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Character. Induction to the NHS is a prestigious distinction awarded only to the most proficient student. Mari-Lou Wong-Chong, 2013 recipient of the North Carolina Governors’ Award for Volunteer Service in Brunswick County, was the guest speaker. She spoke on “Service From the Heart.” In addition, Wong-Chong presented Certificates of Appreciation to two NHS members for their volunteer service to the community at the 2012 Brunswick County Intercultural Festival (BCIF) event. The BCIF slogan is “Bringing the World to Brunswick County.” BCIF is currently in need of volunteers, local vendors and sponsors. For more information visit their website at www.bcifestical.org or contact Mari-Lou WongChong, festival chair, by emailing interculturalfestival@hotmail.com or by calling (910) 842-6566.

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Local Author London L. Gore Addresses Shallotte Rotary Club London L. Gore, local author of two books, was the featured speaker at a recent Shallotte Rotary Club meeting. Gore, a World War II veteran, was born in December of 1923 in Ash, N.C. He was educated at Brunswick County Schools, while helping his family farm, until he joined the army in 1943. Gore found himself serving the front-line duty in a Sherman tank with the 5 Beach Landing. In his latest book, Hard Times, Wartimes, & More Hard Times, Gore shares a lifetime of experiences from childhood to wartimes to the present. His books are available for purchase on Amazon.com or at Barnes & Noble. Pictured left to right: Rich Kesky, London L. Gore and Ellen Deaton. 22

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Warren Mortley, executive director of Providence Home, Brunswick County’s only Family Emergency Teen Shelter, addressed the meeting Contributed Photo of the Southport Oak Island Interfaith Fellowship (SOIIF) at Ocean View United Methodist Church on June 18. SOIIF, comprised of many churches in the Southport-Oak Island area, has been a long-time supporter of Providence Home. Mortley likened Providence Home to a safe haven for troubled teens, who in emergency situations are unable to remain in their homes. For more information on Providence Home, visit www.ProidenceHomeNC.com or call (910) 457-0440. Pictured (left to right): Roy Tucker, moderator, SOIIF; Carolyn Zarbock, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church; Warren Mortley, executive director of Providence Home; Lois Beddard, treasurer, Human Needs.


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Dr. Edward Pruden Addresses Shallotte Rotary Club Dr. Edward Pruden, superintendent of Brunswick County Schools, was the featured speaker at a recent Shallotte Rotary Club meeting. Dr. Pruden noted the recent improvements in graduation rates by saying, “the dropout rate for high school students here in Brunswick County is decreasing while the graduation rate has increased.” Dr. Pruden also commented that “our early college program is one of the best in the state.” Also discussed was North Carolina’s adoption of the Common Core State Standards. The Common Core State Standards are considered the first step in providing young people with a high-quality education. The aim of the standards is to make clear to every student, parent and teacher what the standards of success are in every school. Visit www.corestandards.org for more information on the initiative. The Shallotte Rotary Club meets at Planet Fun on Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. Visitors are always welcome. Visit their website at www.shallotterotaryclub.com for additional information. Pictured left to right: Bob Chance, Dr. Pruden, Ellen Deaton and Kimberly Britt.

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National Youth Week The Calabash Elks Lodge and the Village of Calabash proclaimed the first week of May “National Youth Week” and issued a proclamation in its honor. In honor of National Youth Week the Calabash Elks are treating several underprivileged youth to a night at the ballpark to watch a Myrtle Beach Pelicans game. Pictured left to right: Calabash Elks Exalted Ruler Dick Wilson, Mayor of Calabash Mary Knight and Elks Youth Activities Chairman Bob Voorhees.

Community Quilt Raffle Raises $1,800 for N.C. Wounded Warrior Leave Fund The Village at Calabash Social Activities Committee recently raffled a beautiful, handmade quilt to benefit the “Wounded Warriors Leave Fund.” Thanks to the generosity of Village residents, residents of neighboring communities Contributed Photos and others, a donation of $1,800 was made to this fund that helps send Wounded Warriors home for Christmas and in cases of emergency. Lenny Lazzara, pictured second from left, Commander Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 636, and Wounded Warrior Jessie Luttrell, left, from Camp Lejuene, accepted the donation at the community’s Memorial Day Picnic on May 25.

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Shallotte Rotary Inducts New Members Preston and Terry Frallic were recently inducted as the newest members to the Shallotte Rotary Club. Their induction was overseen by District Governor Don Atkins. Shallotte Rotary looks forward to working with Preston and Terry as they become vital contributors to the club. Both Preston and Terry have already demonstrated their willingness to serve the Shallotte Rotary Club, most notably with their enormous help in the club’s largest fund-raiser, “Las Vegas Night.” Pictured left to right: Nancy Boston, Terry Frallic, Preston Frallic and District Governor Don Atkins.

The beautiful quilt, made by Villager Gail McBride, was won by Kathy and Guy Giancarlo. Pictured at the presentation of the quilt are front row left to right: Gail McBride, Luci DiGiovanna, Joyce Ouellette, Kathy & Guy Giancarlo. Back row: Linda Strahl, Sue Ruby and Diana Bergin. Not pictured are Liz Franz and Joann Gallagher. Summer 2013

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South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club Raises Funds for County’s Youth Contributed Photos

Brunswick County 4-H Teens Staying Active in Community Brunswick County 4-H teens have been keeping busy over the spring, devoting their time and energy to various volunteer and community outreach programs. In April, 13 teen members completed first aid training and CPR certification through a program offered by Rich Burns of the Shallotte EMS. The participating teens learned new techniques and got their groove on to the aptly chosen song, “Staying Alive,” while also practicing first aid methods on one another. These youth included Angelique and Alexis Apple, Owen Bell, Kenan Bridges, Nikki Cooper, Alison and Bethany Jones, Bobbi Jane and Sammi Lawrence, Katlyn Toney, Campbell Woody and Amber Yurgel. In May, Teens in Leadership Training (TiLT) youth volunteers spent time traveling to elementary schools in the area, delivering a nutritioncentered program designed for youth by youth. The program, CalciYUM, teaches kindergarteners in Brunswick County the importance of consuming three portions of calcium per day, as well as exercising one hour per day and having 15 minutes of sun exposure a day to help build strong bones. These youth included Angelique and Alexis Apple, Owen Bell, Alison and Bethany Jones, Bobbi Jane Lawrence, Campbell Woody and Amber Yurgel. To learn more about Brunswick County 4-H and how you can participate in activities like these, contact Angie Lawrence at angie_lawrence@ncsu.edu or (910)-253-2610. 24

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South Brunswick Islands (SBI) Rotary Club recently held its annual Fore Kidz Golf Tournament at Tiger’s Eye Golf Club in Ocean Ridge Plantation. The winning team, representing Advance Drainage Systems, included Eric Williams, Justin White, Rob Frontiero and Evan Stanley. Stanley also won the men’s closest to the pin contest, and Terry Sacks won the women’s closest to the pin contest. Men’s and women’s long drives were won by Matt Cox and Ashley Sloup. The tournament had net proceeds of more than $27,000, which represents a new fund-raising record for the club. The proceeds from the event will be used to support various nonprofit organizations in Brunswick County whose goal is to improve the quality of life for children in need. The major sponsor for this year’s tournament was Lee Electrical Construction. Hole in one sponsors included Bob LeBlanc, Dr. Brian Lank and Naber Dodge. More than 100 other local businesses and individuals helped sponsor the event. The tournament was also greatly aided by more than 40 volunteers from the SBI Rotary Club and 14 members of the WBHS Interact Club. “The weather was beautiful, the golfers had a great time and we raised a lot of money to support the young kids in our county,” commented Mark McKeithan, club vice president and golf committee chairman. Visit www.SBIRotary.org for more information on the SBI Rotary Club.

Walmart Foundation Awards Grant to Local Nonprofit Walmart Foundation and Shallotte Walmart recently informed the South Brunswick Interchurch Council (SBIC) that it was selected to receive a grant through the Local Community Contribution/Hunger Outreach Grant Program in the amount of $2,000. According to the foundation, SBIC is doing important work in the communities it serves, and they are proud to be able to support SBIC’s efforts to create opportunities so people can live better. The Walmart Local Community Contribution Program provides support to local nonprofit organizations, government agencies, K-12 schools, and higher education institutions located in communities with Walmart Stores, Logistics Facilities or Sam’s Clubs.


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Novant Health Recognized for Excellence in Clinical Care VHA Central Atlantic recognized Novant Health with 13 awards for excellence in clinical care, honoring nine facilities, including Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center, for meeting or exceeding national performance standards and improving the patient experience. Nine Novant Health hospitals were honored for improving patient care quality and safety in the areas of MRSA reduction, reducing preventable heart failure readmissions and falls with injury reductions. Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center received special recognition for reporting a 50 percent or greater reduction in rate of falls with injury in calendar year 2012 compared to calendar year 2011. Novant Health’s Kernersville Medical Center and Thomasville Medical Center were also recognized for this improvement. “It is the goal of our health system to ensure quality and safety in all that we do,” said Stephen Wallenhaupt, MD, chief medical officer, Novant Health. “These awards reflect the commitment that we have to providing a remarkable experience for each and every one of our patients.” Four Novant Health facilities achieved a 50 percent or greater reduction in MRSA rate in calendar year 2012 compared to calendar year 2011. These included Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital, Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center, Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center and Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center. Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center received this award in 2010. VHA Central Atlantic is one of 13 regions in VHA Inc., a national network of not-for-profit health care organizations that work together to drive maximum savings in the supply chain arena, set new levels of clinical performance, and identify and implement best practices to improve operational efficiency and clinical outcomes. VHA serves more than 1,350 hospitals and more than 72,000 non-acute care providers nationwide.

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New York Life Ribbon Cutting Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for New York Life Insurance Company, located at 1312 Professional Drive, Suite 200 in Myrtle Beach. New York Life offers a full range of insurance and financial services. Bob Bailey is the representative for the Brunswick community, and the chamber welcomes him to the area. Pictured left to right: Regina Lowry, Autumn Care of Shallotte Nursing & Rehab Center; Shannon Viera, Brunswick County Chamber; Amy Carico; Dave Waldrup, New York Life; Tony Carico, Brunswick County Chamber; Bob Bailey, New York Life; Chris Herath, New York Life; Allen Bryant, First Community Bank and Brunswick County Chamber Chairman; Lynne Merritt; Christy Williamson, Brunswick Beacon; Kathy Woods, CIS; and Tonia Steed, ATMC.

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Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry Receives Small Business Customer Service of the Year Award This year Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce introduced the Golden Pineapple Awards as a way to recognize every member who is providing excellent customer service. Those businesses who were awarded a Golden Pineapple Award were invited to compete for the designation of 2012-13 Small Business Customer Service of the Year by submitting a packet for outside review by the Small Business Technology Development Center at UNCW. The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2012-13 Small Business Customer Service of the Year Award went to Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry was selected due to their outstanding focus on maintaining consistent customer service. Not only do they actively work to keep patients at ease, comfortable and informed, but also the management and staff of Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry engage in regular training and education. On a community level, Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry donates time, money and services, and actively seeks new ways to give back to the community. They are currently working on a Free Veterans Day event and are hoping to gain support for the program nationwide. For more information on this practice, please visit www.coastalcosmeticdentistry.com or call (910) 933-2409. Pictured left to right: Sam Keziah, 2012-13 President, Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; and Liz Cervantes, director of community relations, Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry. Summer 2013

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Brunswick County Chamber Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremonies for New and Renewing Businesses Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce held numerous ribboncutting ceremonies for area businesses this spring. All celebrated their involvement in the local business community with light refreshments, great company and ceremonial ribbon cuttings.

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Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center Recognizes Volunteers At a recent volunteer appreciation banquet, Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center leaders recognized the hospital’s 143 volunteers. “From 2010 until now, we went from an average of 60 volunteers to 143 volunteers currently,” said Deborah Rochelle, manager of volunteers and guest services for the hospital. “In addition, we increased from approximately 10,000 volunteer hours in 2010 to more than 25,000 hours in 2012. The volunteer contribution is remarkable.”

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Ribbon Cutting for Milligan Power and Lawn Equipment Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Milligan Power and Lawn Equipment at their location at 501 Whiteville Road in Shallotte. Milligan Power and Lawn Equipment specializes in offering outdoor power equipment for residential or commercial use. A family-owned company, Milligan Power and Lawn Equipment prides itself on offering excellent customer service and reasonable prices. For more information, visit their website at www.MilliganPowerEquipment.com or call (910) 754-8535.

With the move from Brunswick Community Hospital to the new Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center in 2011, many new volunteer roles were added and interest in volunteering at the hospital grew in the community, Rochelle said. In addition to the number of hours given, other volunteer contributions that were celebrated included the 19 percent increase in funds raised through volunteer fund-raisers, the thousands of newspapers that were delivered by volunteers to patients during the year, and the hundreds of recycled notepads created and distributed in 2012. Hospital volunteers were also able to donate three $1,500 healthcare scholarships to Brunswick Community College nursing students. Special recognition went to the three hospital volunteers who have contributed the most hours in their tenure: Richard Seidler, 4,200 hours; Faye Ann Nichols, 4,500 hours; and Carolyn Moskowitz, 5,700 hours. “Every day, volunteers at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center give unselfishly of themselves, from the smile and greeting at the door to the assistance someone needs in the surgical waiting room or the gift for the new baby,” Rochelle said. “Our volunteers are truly exceptional people.” For more information on Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center’s volunteer program or to request an application visit www.BrunswickNovant.org or call (910) 721-1484.

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Ribbon Cutting for Southport Taffy & Fudge Factory Southport-Oak Island Chamber of Commerce was pleased to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Southport Taffy & Fudge Factory, located at 412 N. Howe Street, unit D in Southport. The event took place the afternoon of April 12, with several chamber members in attendance to enjoy a saltwater taffy–pulling demonstration, old-fashioned fudge and other delicious treats. Visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SouthportTaffyFudgeFactory or call them at (910) 477-1288 for more information. Summer 2013

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Penny Watkins of Boo & Roo’s is Small Business Person of the Year Penny Watkins of Boo & Roo’s of Southport has been selected as the SouthportOak Island Business Person of the Year. Watkins was chosen for the prestigious award due to her consistent and never-fading passion for the Southport-Oak Island community. “Penny and her business are always at the Contributed Photo forefront of events to drive shoppers into the downtown area not just for her business but for the other businesses in the area,” the chamber board said of her. “She works actively with all area businesses to get them involved, excited and motivated to join her in the endeavors. The number of support letters from businesses, politicians, community members and customers was overwhelming. They all shared their excitement for the award but also their sincere appreciation for all the extras Penny does to make shopping in the area an adventure.” Pictured, left to right, Penny Watkins of Boo & Roo’s and Sam Keziah, SoutportOak Island Area Chamber of Commerce board member.

Chamber President Recognizes Rudd for Contributions to Business Community Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce’s President’s Award is given annually by the chamber president to someone who they feel has contributed greatly to the SouthportOak Island Area Chamber of Commerce and/or the community.

Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber Holds Ribbon Cuttings for New Businesses Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce held ribbon-cutting ceremonies for area businesses this spring.

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“This year’s recipient S. R. “Buddy” Rudd, Jr. has done just that for decades, making a positive impact on the business community and the community at large,” says Sam Keziah, 2012-13 President of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce. Rudd is vice president of Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., Realtors, a real estate sales and rental business. Rudd has been on the board for the Southport-Oak Island Chamber of Commerce, Vice President of Tourism, served on the Brunswick County Tourism Development Authority, and is also a charger member of the Long Beach Preservation Society.Authority and is also a charger member of the Long Beach Preservation Society. Rudd was named realtor of the year in 1998 by the Brunswick County Board of Realtors. 30

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Revered for its relaxed pace, abundant wildlife and remarkable natural beauty, Bald Head Island, located just across the river from Southport, is a true departure from the mainland world. Within this tranquil setting you’ll find Island Retreat Spa and Salon, discreetly tucked under a canopy of live oaks and sabal palms. Come to Bald Head Island for the day or for an extended stay, and be sure to make Island Retreat a part of your visit. Let our estheticians pamper you with a healing facial, treat your weary feet to an invigorating pedicure, or tame your tresses with a moisturizing masque. Watch your tension melt away as our massage therapists knead away every last worry. Schedule professional services such as acupuncture, facials, peels, injectables or fillers at the start of your vacation and return home looking completely revitalized. Whether you’re longing for a solitary escape or an afternoon of well-being with friends, we invite you to relax, refresh and renew at Island Retreat Spa and Salon.

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Dancing with the Brunswick Stars August 9 Dancing with the Brunswick Starts is an amazingly successful fund-raiser for the Brunswick Community College Foundation. This event combines high-profile community members (the stars) with area dance professionals (the pros). The couples practice all summer, and their performances are a highly anticipated event in Brunswick County. For the past several years, it’s been an exciting and entertaining way for the foundation to raise money for student scholarships. The 2013 event, with the theme of “A Southern Inspiration,” will take place on Friday, August 9 at 6 pm at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness Center on the campus of Brunswick Community College. “In today’s economy, the community college system is experiencing budget cuts, which mean less support from the state,” says Terry Mohr, executive director of Brunswick Community College Foundation. “As this is the foundation’s primary event fund-raiser, we value community support. The staff of the foundation is witness to student hardships every day, yet also aware of their resilience and determination. Education makes a difference; you make a difference.” At this time, the foundation is seeking sponsors for the event. Also, the dancers need votes, which translate into scholarship dollars, too. 34

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Dancers for the 2013 event are: Tom Adams and Debra Hughes Randy Aldridge and Jessica Baltos Bud Azzato and Ashley Stewart Jim Fish and Jada Gonzalez Cliff Cheek and Brianna Bell Col. James Rupkalvis and Shiloh Ransom Arthur Mallory and Sara Misiti Clemmons Allan Cheatham and Holly Knepp Jennifer Beasley and Davis Canady Lydia Chandler and Phillip McGee Nichole Harding and Dan Chop Cindy Hewett and Juan Gonzalez Sue MacCallum and Brad White Karen Taylor and Butch Underwood Shannon Viera and RJ Sanchez Tickets, sponsorships and other information about the event are available at dwts.brunswickcc.edu, (910) 755-7473 and (800) 754-1050. Photography by Time 2 Remember


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The Sounds of Summer August 29

The concert event of the summer in Brunswick County is The Beach Boys show on August 29. The concert will feature full-time Beach Boys members Mike Love and Bruce Johnston along with a backup band. Known for their lyrics reflecting California surfing and hot-rod culture, The Beach Boys greatest hits include “Help Me, Rhonda,” “Good Vibrations,” “Barbara Ann,” Fun, Fun, Fun,” “Surfin’ USA” and “Kokomo.” Tickets are already on sale for the concert, which will take place at Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College. Tickets cost $69, and all seating is

reserved. Fifty special VIP tickets, which cost $152, offer seating in the first three rows and a meet-and-greet with Mike Love.

The Beach Boys Thursday, August 29, 2013 7:30 p.m. Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College (910) 755-7416; bccowa.com CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

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Chilled & Grilled

Brunswick County’s Food & Wine Fest September 12 South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club is planning a new county-wide food and wine festival. Known as Chilled & Grilled, the food-centric event will feature many of Brunswick County’s well-known restaurants, caterers, bakeries and beverage vendors. Organizers are planning for at least 20 food and beverage vendors, each of which will offer two or three of their top selections. Festival attendees will be able to sample dishes and drinks from all of the vendors. This is a great way for festival-goers to sample dishes from restaurants that they not only already love but also those that they have not visited. It’s also a great way for restaurants to showcase their offerings to residents from all over Brunswick County. 38

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“This seems like a very natural win-win for all — a way for vendors to serve their best appetizer, soup, entrée, side dish or best wine to hundreds of potential new customers and a way for guests to find their new favorite food items from vendors they discover at this event,” says Mark McKeithan of South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club. “It makes it easy and inexpensive for a person to sample three, four or five food choices and a couple of wine/beer choices all in one evening.” McKeithan says an average person could expect to spend about $20 total, as food and beverage items will cost between $1 and $4 each. “South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club is very excited to add this new event, and we hope to offer a great

evening of food, music and fun to attendees,” says McKeithan. “Our focus for 25 years has been raising dollars through raffles and golf tournaments, and now we look forward to this event knowing that this will offer more money to the kids of our county.” Chilled & Grilled is planned for Thursday, September 12 from 4 to 8 pm. It will be held on the Brunswick Community College campus at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness Center inside the gymnasium.


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Pier. Teams can consist of four or six players. Single elimination. A trophy will be awarded to the winning team. The cost is $25 per person to enter and includes an event T-shirt. Beach Party Bocce Ball Tournament – Tournament will take place from 9 am to 3 pm at the Ocean Crest Pier. Teams will consist of two players. Single elimination. A trophy will be awarded to winning team. The cost is $20 per person to enter and includes an event T-shirt and raffle ticket for the bocce ball set drawing. Sponsored by Brunswick Air. Beach Phlock Concert – The concert will take place from 4 to 10 pm at the Cape Fear Regional Jetport. Gates open at 3 pm. Information: (910) 457-6964


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NC Oyster Festival October 19 and 20

Brunswick County residents love their oysters, and they welcome folks from all over the state to help them celebrate their tasty seafood harvest. The 33rd annual NC Oyster Festival will be held in Ocean Isle Beach on October 19 and 20, 2013, and will feature oysters, festival food, arts and crafts, live music, children’s activities, the famous Oyster Shucking Contest and Oyster Stew Cookoff. The entertainment lineup includes Sawgrass, Jim Quick and the Coastline Band, Jaded Mayberry, The Lost Trailers, New Beginnings Praise Band, Sea Cruz and Craig Woolard Band. NC Oyster Festival is made possible by the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce and the support of many local businesses and volunteers. Admission is just $5, and it’s free for kids ages 8 and younger. It’s held between 2nd and 3rd streets on the island of Ocean Isle Beach. Hours are 9 am to 6 pm Saturday and 9 am to 5 pm Sunday. The NC Oyster Festival Road Race, planned for October 12 (the Saturday prior to the festival) will include 5K and 10K road races and a new 5K Beach Run Adventure. A Surf Contest is planned for September 7 and 8. To learn more, go to www.ncoysterfestival.com. Photography by Time 2 Remember

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The Most Im Reid Stowe, now of Ocean Isle Beach, holds the record for the longest non-stop sea voyage without resupply — 1,152 days — a voyage he says was fueled by family love. 44

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As his story spills out, in gusts at first, then as a steady breeze, then a wind that builds its own momentum, I’m amazed. Stowe’s home is nowhere and anywhere and everywhere, but he’s returned home to Ocean Isle to be with his father. He and his wife, Soanya, spent a year at sea alone, then she left to deliver their son and Stowe spent another two years sailing in utter isolation. In total, he spent 1,152 days on board the Anne, the longest non-stop sea voyage without resupply. Of that three-year, two-month journey, for 846 days he had no companion other than himself and the force that drove him to achieve this feat — family love. That’s where his story really begins, with love, with family, with home. After Hurricane Hazel ravaged the coast of North Carolina in 1954, building a home at the beach was the last thing on most people’s minds. Not so for Stowe’s grandfather, William Doar. William bought land on the inland side of Ocean Isle Beach, far enough away to be guarded, a little, from the brunt of future hurricanes, but close enough to taste salt in the air. Stowe’s father, grandfather and uncles built a home there, a center around which the children and their families could orbit, an anchor to a place.

Opposite page: Scenes from traveling onboard the Anne, Reid Stowe’s gaffrigged schooner. This page: top, The Ocean Isle Beach home built by Reid Stowe’s grandfather in the 1950s; middle, Harry Stowe; bottom, Reid Stowe and his wife Soanya; left, Darshen.

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Stowe’s father, Harry, served in the Air Force, so he had to move his family around a lot. This made the pull of Ocean Isle Beach even more powerful for Stowe. “Growing up everywhere and nowhere, you look for a place to identify with,” he says. “For me, it was my grandparents’ home in Brunswick County. My dad, granddad and uncles taught me the basics of sailing there and ignited a passion in me that I’ve had ever since.” The passion for sailing led to an interest in building and repairing boats and surfboards. In turn, that led to a love of the arts, particularly sculpture. Stowe enrolled in the University of Arizona and spent his summers in Hawaii, surfing. That’s where he met Craige Fostvedt, another sailor, but one with a boat and a plan to sail through the South Pacific to New Zealand. Stowe was hooked on the idea of going along. But to go he needed a passport, and to get a passport he needed his birth certificate and to get his birth certificate he needed his parents’ approval of the trip. Enter family love. “My parents could have sent me back to school, but they didn’t,” Stowe says. “They saw I had a passion to [sail the South Pacific] and believed it would be a life-changing and life-affirming experience. They were right on both parts. I left school one person, sailed, and returned a new man.” Upon his return, school held no fascination for Stowe. Instead of the desert, he turned to the sea, asking his grandfather if he could stay in Ocean Isle and build a boat. “I was nervous to ask my grandfather for his help at first,” he says. “This was at a time when you didn’t drop out of college and I was clearly breaking the mold. When he told me he supported my decision and would be glad to have me at his home, I knew it was the right

decision, but when he told me he’d help me build my boat, I knew that love was at the root of it all — the root of my desire to sail and the root of his wanting to help and support.” For eight months, with the help of his grandfather, Stowe built a 27-foot catamaran, the Tantra, designed especially for open-water sailing. In 1973 the Tantra was completed and Stowe set out for Holland with a sailor he’d met on his South Pacific voyage. From Holland he sailed south to Africa, re-crossed the Atlantic to explore Brazil and the Amazon, then returned to the one place he called home, Ocean Isle Beach. When he returned it was 1976. Sailing was Stowe’s life, and he turned his energies into building a vessel suitable for extended voyages, open ocean conditions and single-handed sailing. The boat he had in mind was one that from the 1880s well into the 1900s was a frequent sight along the Atlantic coast — the gaff-rigged schooner. For 18 months Stowe and his family worked to build the schooner, shaping steel and ferralite, finishing the interior with hardwood supplied from debris thrown out from Hurricane David’s strike on the Caribbean, installing solar panels and tiny wind turbines to generate onboard electricity. The main ingredient, Stowe says, was love. He called it the Tantra Schooner at launch and immediately took to the sea with his wife at that time and infant daughter. For several years, Stowe sailed the Tantra Schooner throughout the Caribbean and even to Antarctica. It was on these trips that his first marriage dissolved

On land now, Reid Stowe is creating paintings and carvings inspired by his many sea voyages. Sunset River Marketplace Gallery in Calabash is displaying his work in July. The gallery will host an art opening for Stowe on July 6 from 2 to 5 pm. On July 10 at 2 pm Stowe will deliver a presentation about his voyages. Sunset River Marketplace is at 10283 Beach Drive SW in Calabash, (910) 575-5999. His work can also be seen at Tripp Sloan Realty, 16 Causeway Drive in Ocean Isle Beach, (910) 579-1144.

Right: The Stowe family at home in Ocean Isle Beach.

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and the idea of longer ocean voyages began to form. By then it was 1990. It would take a decade before he took the first real steps to his dream: a 1,000-day voyage with no resupply. His dream has roots in space travel. What more were the Apollo astronauts than sailors in an unknown sea? How different would a voyage to Mars be than the trips the first intrepid explorers and colonists took from Europe in search of the New World? “There’s a parallel between long sea travel and space travel,” Stowe says. “I wanted to explore that parallel, to look at the stresses such a trip would put on my physical, mental and spiritual self, and how it would test supplies, maintenance and the ability for me and my boat to endure such a trip.” In 1999, sailing out of New York, Stowe and his new wife took the first steps to test the possibility of an impossibly long sea voyage. They set out on a 200-day trip to the south Atlantic Ocean to draw, via GPS tracking, a giant sea turtle at sea with his schooner, now named Anne in honor of his mother, his family and the love that helped him build the boat. It worked, and they returned to New York. There they plotted a second voyage. They set sail in 2001, ran into severe weather off Bermuda, and the Anne was knocked over. Stowe’s wife was injured and they returned home. It was the last significant voyage she took with him. A new woman, Soanya Ahmad, entered Stowe’s life and soon found herself engrossed in the idea of his 1,000-day journey. Over the next three years, they began seeing more of each other, and her fascination grew. She decided, having never sailed on the open sea, to join him on his quest. She moved onboard the Anne. A year later, they’d secured the supplies and funds to make their trip — Stowe’s dream — a reality. They set sail on April 21, 2007. For close to a year, they sailed together, but then as they passed by Cape Horn at the tip of South America, Soanya began to feel sick. Stowe wrote it off to motion sickness and psychosomatic symptoms brought on by their isolation. He was wrong; it was morning sickness. “We’d discussed the possibility of her having to leave the trip due to illness or injury, and we decided I’d continue solo and try to reach the thousand-day mark. This threw us for a loop, but it didn’t derail the plan,” says Stowe. They radioed another endurance sailor, the then worldrecord holder for solo sailing, out of Australia and requested that he pick up Soanya. He agreed, and Stowe set out alone in the Anne to attempt to take the record and meet his own goal. He did. He sailed and sailed. He woke up in the middle of the night and emerged onto the deck to find himself surrounded by stars, the ones above and the ones reflected 50

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below, time and time again. He saw sunset and sunrise and sunset again and took time with his own self. He wrote, painted, carved. He practiced yoga and counted waves (somewhere in the neighborhood of 31,000 in a day, he says). He prayed. He meditated. He explored the world while exploring his own inner landscape. He forgot about time. He went for days without speaking. He collected rainwater, grew sprouts, saw things he’ll never tell a soul about. He did it. On June 17, 2010, after 1,152 days at sea — 846 days solo — he returned to port. He arrived to meet his son, Darshen, and be reunited with Soanya. He was elated. From 2010 to now Stowe and his family have lived onboard the Anne. They’ve explored from New York, where she was docked, to Guyana and back. In September 2012, while in Guyana, Stowe received a call that his mother had suffered complications during surgery and he needed to return home. He did, but she passed before he arrived. “I saw my dad cry then, it was the first time I’d ever seen that,” he says. “Something in that moment made me want to return home, to show him the love he’d showed me and to live in a house imbued with love. So I decided to return home.” In December 2012 Stowe and his family arrived in Wilmington, docked the Anne, and set out to start a new season in their lives. The three of them are living now in Ocean Isle Beach with his father in a house built from love. n

Above: After years at sea, Stowe is on land now, spending time with his father and family.


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Bottom: Sophia Ordonez (center), 10, of Southport, N.C. is surrounded by Olivia Fish (left), 10, of Ash, N.C.; Alex Gilland, 7, of Boiling Spring Lakes, N.C.; Noah Huntley, 10, of Southport, N.C.; R.J. Thomas, 12, of Bolivia, N.C. and Nicholas Copeland (back to camera), 8, of Leland, N.C. while Nate Fish, 5, of Ash, watches during the Let’s PLAY, Brunswick Little Theatre’s workshop for children 4-12.

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20 children jump, dance and run in a circle to a selection from “High School Musical” but freeze like icicles on eaves when the music stops. “Now I want those wearing socks to be opposed to those in bare feet,” teacher Jen Iapalucci instructs at On My Toes Dance Studio in Southport. She starts the music, and the children check each other’s feet then dart back and forth before forming irregular lines. When the music stops, the children do as well. 52

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Iapalucci continues various games for ten minutes before having the children sit and form a circle. “What is characterization?” she asks, and the meat of Let’s PLAY begins. This program is the latest offering at Brunswick Little Theatre (BLT), which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Iapalucci introduced the 12-week Sunday afternoon workshop in February for those ages 4 through 12 years because she saw how enthusiastic her son Max, 8, has been about appearing in BLT productions since he was 3 years old. “He got the acting bug, and there’s not much for his age group,” says the Boiling Spring Lakes resident. It isn’t surprising. Iapalucci and her husband, Adrian, an attorney, are both theater enthusiasts and have been in plays. Other Brunswick County residents share their fervor. Within three hours of posting the $50 workshop on the BLT Facebook page, 20 students had registered. Sherry Troscianiec of Boiling Spring Lakes says when she told her

Left: R.J. Thomas (left), 12, of Bolivia, N.C. and Cameron Troscianiec, 9, of Boiling Spring Lakes, N.C. simulate a fight during the Let’s PLAY workshop, Brunswick Little Theatre’s division for ages 4-12.

Left: The cast of “Beauty and the Beast,” rehearses for an upcoming Brunswick Little Theatre Performance.

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son Cameron, 9, about the class, he said, “That sounds like a lot of fun.” Ann Patterson, also of Boiling Spring Lakes, says her son Alexander, 9, likes to sing and perform and he’s having a good time in the workshop. “I want to have my own production company and make movies,” Alexander adds. Iapalucci keeps the children active throughout the twohour lesson and provides valuable information as well.

Below: All ages are working together in the “Beauty and the Beast” production.

“The audience is not coming to see you,” she tells them. “They are coming to see the character you’re playing.” To demonstrate she produces a red ukulele and asks the students what characteristics a person who owns the instrument would have. “Make up a character,” Iapalucci says. “You have to be the character. Who would this belong to? What could it mean to someone? What would the person say about the object?” The class is then prepared for the “mystery bag” segment of the lesson. Students had brought an item from home that they really love or really hate in a paper bag and hadn’t told other students what was in it. In the game, they pick a bag that’s not their own and decide what kind of person — what character — would own the article. A lunch box, a pair of ballet slippers and a stuffed panda bear inside a purse are a few of the objects the children had brought. On his turn, Max transitions to a “character.” He unfolds a map of Pittsburgh and tells the students he has a treasure map that leads to pirate’s gold. Students deluge him with questions about how a pirate on a ship gets to a treasure in the Keystone State. When it appears he has hit a roadblock, he begins to sing “It’s a Small World,” thus putting an end to the questions and his time in the spotlight. The children enjoy all the stories. “I love dancing and I love singing, too,” says Sophia Ordonez, 10, of Southport. “I like being on the stage, so this class is fun.”

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“It’s fun and exciting,” says R. J. Thomas, 12, of Bolivia. “There’s always something going on.” “I emphasize ‘play,’” Iapalucci says. “We play a lot, but we do concentrate on theater.” Iapalucci is following Debbie Skillman’s lead at BLT. Skillman, a BLT associate since its inception in 1983 and retired Brunswick County Schools’ music teacher, started Stagestruck Players 10 years ago for those ages 8 through 18. She devised the name for the division because “I want them to be stage struck,” she says. “I want them to be in love with the theater.” Iapalucci agrees. “The desire to be there is important,” she says. “I can teach kids to dance and to sing, but I can’t teach a kid to love it.” Skillman explains that she wants the students to have the opportunity to take on fleshed-out roles. “These are actors,” she says. “I enjoy coaching the children and helping them build their skills and confidence.” Gareth Jesina, 16, of Bolivia says he joined Stagestruck Players about seven years ago. “I like the sense of community,” he says. “The people are fun and easy to get along with.” Hannah Caison of Supply says she was 9 when she told her mother she’d like to get into acting. “I like the opportunity to act in a mature setting with quality shows,” she says. “Debbie doesn’t treat us like kids. I love all the people and making friendships.” Jacob Chabra, 15, of Southport says he’s always been interested in theater, so when his mother saw the notice in 2008 of auditions for “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” he tried out and made the cast. “Once you get into [Stagestruck Players] it’s like a closeknit family,” he says. “Everyone is nice. It’s like a home away from home.”

Let’s PLAY Summer Camp The success of Let’s PLAY prompted Iapalucci to develop a summer camp program for children. To inquire about future summer camps for ages 4 to 12, contact Jen Iapalucci at jiapalucci@ec.rr.com.

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Each year Stagestruck Players has a production, the most recent of which was “Dorothy Meets Alice.” The children in Let’s PLAY prepared their own skits and put on their first production on May 5. “Beauty and the Beast,” BLT’s summer production, offers youth another opportunity to perform. Iapalucci says she wants the children to be comfortable, so she makes them feel safe but encourages them to take a risk or two. For instance, she’ll ask them to sing or to dance. “I never want to hear ‘I can’t do that’ or ‘I feel stupid,’” she says. And it’s working. Let’s PLAY is building confidence in all of her students. n Upcoming Brunswick Little Theatre Performances

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For Jace and Amy, starting this business was about everything falling into place at the right pace. Jace is a native of North Carolina, from the area surrounding Lake Norman. Each summer he and his family vacationed in Ocean Isle Beach, and at the age of 5 years he was already familiar with a boogie board; at age 7 or 8 he was standing on one. His first surfboard arrived on his 10th birthday. The passion for water was already strong and the love of watersports was strongly encouraged by his parents. The dream of one day coming to live on the coast was born. Amy was raised in Concord, North Carolina, and met Jace at a New Year’s Eve party at the home of a friend. She was then attending school in Chapel Hill, and Jace was schooling in Goldsboro. In 2005 Jace was employed in Pinehurst as a golf course turf manager. Amy was employed in the world of communications and marketing for

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FirstHealth of the Carolinas. When a job opening with Novant Health, a previous employer, was available in Brunswick County, Amy applied and got the job as director of marketing and community relations for Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center. Jace and Amy moved to Brunswick County. Amy also became a member of the board of directors of the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce. Jace began working at St. James Plantation in Southport, once again in a turf-management position. In 2006 he took a job with Brunswick Community College as a turfgrass management instructor as part of their horticulture and turfgrass management program. Amy’s surfing life did not begin until she and Jace relocated to the beach area. She quickly realized that if she was going to spend quality time with her husband, she had better get in the water.

She found time spent with family and friends in the water to be a relaxing departure from the routine of each day. With summers off from school, Jace began to form a new vision. Jace and Amy had often discussed the possibility of using their talents and interest in the water as a part of their future — something they could accomplish while remaining at the jobs they both love. Jace and Amy often met people on the beach who inquired about their boards, surfing and watersports in general. They enjoyed these conversations, which led them to think more seriously about the possibility of another chapter in their life: a business involving water activities. With Jace off for the summers, the possibility became real. With the help of many local friends who spread the word about the new business and offered encouragement

This page: top, Jace in the water with a surfing student; bottom, Jace and Amy Myers stand up paddle boarding with their daughter, Lola.

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and support, Lola’s Olas was born. The business was named for their beautiful daughter, Lola, now 17 months old and already a board rider! Their most memorable student so far was a 62-year-old woman they met while she was strolling along the beach. During their conversation she told them that she knew she could never stand on a paddle board. They asked her what she was standing on as they spoke. When she answered “sand,” Jace replied: “Standing on sand is like standing on a paddle board.” Inspired

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Above: A Lola’s Olas surfing student finds success.


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by his words, she went through the lessons, succeeded and has already come back for more. Lola’s Ola’s Surf and Skim Skool is presently held three days a week — Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 am to 11 am, for up to 10 participants per class. If a child can comfortably keep his or her head above water, they are a candidate for the Skool. Amy is amazed at Jace’s excitement after each and every lesson he gives; he is as excited about the surf students’ successes as he is with the accomplishments of his students at BCC. The joy for Jace and Amy is seeing people succeed, experiencing the joys of water and taking the learning journey. They both feel blessed to be living in an area they love and where they have exciting lives personally and professionally. Sharing the waves they love and being together through Lola’s Olas has been, as Amy stated, the icing on the cake for them. n Lola’s Olas Ocean Isle Beach Telephone: 910-603-3501 Website: www.lolasolasnc.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/lolasolasnc

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The Mosaic of Life Ron Gold discovered the ancient art of wood intarsia after a California wildfire destroyed his home, and now he’s perfecting the craft in Brunswick County.

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Gold’s story is a good example of how life’s unexpected events often take us in entirely new and rewarding directions. For most of their married life, Gold and his wife, Barbara, lived in older homes that required some fixing up and perhaps the addition of a new porch or deck. Gold enjoyed working on these projects in the evenings and on weekends to relax after his stressful job as a radio broadcaster and, later, TV executive. But the projects came to an abrupt end when

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their house burned to the ground in the devastating Southern California wildfires of 1993. After that, the Golds built and moved into their first new house. “There was nothing to fix up in a new house,” Gold says, “so I decided to do the artsy things.” His first project was a wooden 10-inch golf cart, bag and four clubs. He soon went on to larger pieces, like a motorcycle and a plane large enough for a toddler to ride in. Since moving to St. James Plantation in 2008, he has carved a variety of


pieces, including trivets with different breeds of dogs, larger pieces with etchings of herons and palm trees, and a stunning sculpture of a family of dolphins set in a piece of driftwood that he brought with him from California. This piece is part of a three-month revolving collection of art that is displayed in the main foyer of the St. James Town Hall. But Josann Campanello, the town administrator, has somehow managed to keep that one piece from revolving for more than two years! Through his talent for woodworking, Gold discovered the ancient art form of wood intarsia. Often used in furniture making, intarsia (based on the Latin word intersere, which means “to insert�) is the art of cutting out and combining individual wood inlays to form unique mosaic patterns. The practice originated with the Egyptians as early as the seventh century and eventually spread to Europe, where it was further developed in northern Italy in the 14th century and introduced to Germany and England in the late 16th and 17th centuries. Since the Industrial Revolution and the ensuing standardization and mass production, the extremely laborintensive process of intarsia has been a lost art, except to a

This spread: Ron Gold, a resident of St. James, enjoys using different species of wood to make mosaic-style creations in a process called intarsia.

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Below: Gold primarily works with pine, mahogany, walnut, pecan and maple, plus a little ebony.

Above: Gold’s heron won second place in the Brunswick County Silver Arts Competition.

He uses a scrollsaw for the basic cutting and then refines the pieces with a router and a Dremel. He uses patterns purchased off the Internet for about half of his pieces. The rest are originals, usually constructed from a photograph that has been digitized and processed with software that converts it into a pattern, which is then sent to a printer and finally returned to Gold to use as a blueprint for his next project. When asked how long it takes to craft a typical piece, he jokingly estimates “about two gallons of vodka.” Then he puts it this way, “If I were to add up the hours it takes and then cut the minimum wage in half, and forget about the material costs, I still couldn’t sell the pieces for that amount. I don’t do this to make money.” Gold has done several pieces on commission and is delighted to try any idea that someone comes up with. His next project is his most challenging so far: He is going to attempt to craft children’s faces from a photograph. He has

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done a dog and a horse, each with a reasonable likeness, but he isn’t taking any bets on the children’s faces just yet. The story of the Golds’ relocation from Southern California to southeast North Carolina provides another glimpse into the life and personality of this intriguing man. One day Barbara decided she was ready to give up their home on the ocean in Malibu because she had had it worrying about the California fires. Gold agreed because he was sure it would take so long to sell their home that she would give up on the idea. But the house sold in three weeks. In deciding where to move next, Gold hung a very large map of the United States on the wall and told Barbara to throw a dart at it. They would consider moving to wherever it landed. Her first hit was Tulsa, Oklahoma. Gold vetoed that choice and told her to try again. The second time the dart landed squarely on Wilmington, N.C. So they flew east to check it out. The Golds liked Wilmington, but not enough to move there. Then they took the Fort Fisher Ferry to Southport. And that was it. They loved the quaint village of Southport, met with a Realtor that afternoon and bought a spec home that was 85 percent complete in St. James Plantation. They kept the dart, just in case, but it looks like they won’t need it. “We really love it here,” says Gold. n

Above: Top, Josann Campanello, St. James town administrator, with a piece of Gold’s sculpture that is on display in town hall. Below, Gold in his workshop.

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Radio-controlled sailing catches on with retirees. S T O R Y a n d P H O T O GRA P H Y B Y

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seems to be some truth in that old (slightly modified) adage, “You can take the boy out of the boat, but you can’t take the boat out of the boy.” Or so it would appear if you stop by the St. James Plantation Sea Side pond on any Tuesday afternoon. That’s when you’ll find at least 12 to 15 grown men racing their brightly colored radio-controlled (RC) model sailboats. This newest sport in St. James is the result of Brad Wells’ quest for some way to use the pond in his back yard. “I’m not a fisherman,” Wells says, “so I Googled ideas for what else to do on a pond, and I found RC boats. I knew I couldn’t get a motorboat because the neighbors would complain about the noise, but a sailboat doesn’t make any noise, so they wouldn’t object to that.”

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As Wells was sailing his boat one day in October of last year, someone stopped his car and came over to watch. The visitor was immediately intrigued; he bought his own boat and suggested they form a RC sailboat club. In November the club formed the St. James Plantation Model Yacht Club and got permission from the community’s developer to use the pond for their races. The club now has up to 27 members. Each member has a different story to tell about how and why he got into RC sailing. One new retiree sold his full-size boat and then regretted it. He told his wife he was going to buy another one and it was either going to be a $30,000 full-size sailboat or a $300 RC model. The choice was hers. A week later he had his new model boat and presumably a much relieved wife. The club races Nirvana Class boats made by Megatech International and sold primarily through SailRC, a familyowned business located in Ohio and Florida. According to Wells, now commodore of the fleet, the Nirvana was chosen because it is “out of the box, into the water.” “We didn’t want to mess around with assembling the thing,” Wells says. “It’s also a quality boat with molded ABS plastic, and the price was right — about $300.” The boat measures 32 inches in length and 64 inches in height and weighs 5.5 pounds. There are two motors — one controls the set of the sails and the other controls the pitch of the rudder. In a good wind, the boats can go about 20 mph. The only problem with the Nirvana is that they have become so popular that they are currently out of stock. According to Megatech, they should be getting a shipment from their offshore manufacturing facility by mid-June. But

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for those of you who would like to have one sooner, used ones are available on Ebay and Craig’s List. And used models soon will be listed on SailRC’s website. The Nirvana is only one of 30 different classes of RC sailboats. The club at Plantation Village in Wilmington races Fairwinds, both the 900s and the newer 3s. According Commodore Bob Bennett, “We race every Sunday, weather permitting.” Bennett’s group is mostly in their 80s. Bennett is 92. The RC Laser is another popular choice for model yacht clubs. This class is a little larger, quite a bit faster and nearly twice the price. But it has a devoted following. Theresa Rae Gay, the sales and marketing guru at SailRC, says model racing is largely the sport of the retired set, many of whom sailed full-size boats once upon a time. However, according to her, it isn’t hard to learn how to sail, it’s just difficult to be good at it. “Beginners can watch the more experienced sailors and copy what they are doing to take advantage of the wind,” she says. “But the guy with the most skill who understands the wind patterns and control of the sail and rudder and has a strategy will win out every time.” For those tempted to try this new sport, SailRC sponsors an annual “Geezer ‘Gatta.” The reference to “geezer” and implication that this is a “for men only” sport is not entirely

correct. It is just that male skippers outnumber women by about 12 to one. Here’s what Steve Lang, SailRC’s founder and owner, says about the “Geezer ‘Gatta” on the company’s website: “Leave your boat at home (you will sail ours), forget the hotel bill (you will lodge with us free), and forget about qualifying, you do that with age (55 or better).” The 2013 event was held in late April in Nashville, Tenn. All participants were hosted by families in the Del Webb Community and thoroughly enjoyed the ambience, camaraderie and competition. Radio-controlled sailboat racing is not a new sport. It has been around since the late 1940s. What is new is this sudden burst of enthusiasm for forming clubs and building up fleets of class boats for local competition, especially in retirement communities. In order to compete, each boat must be in the same class. Each class of boat has its own specifications for design, size, weight, materials used, electronics, etc., and the owners are not allowed to modify their boat in any way to enhance its performance. The specifications and rules are clearly spelled out on the American Model Yachting Association’s website (www.theamya.org). The website also lists a directory of clubs, tutorials, suppliers and just about anything else you need to know to get started.

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SailRC is promoting this fleet idea by giving a big price break for multiple orders at one time. The buzz around the RC sailing world is that SailRC is going to introduce its own boat this fall. It was designed by Jon Elmaleh, the same engineer who developed the Nirvana, and has had extensive prototype testing. It is reputed to be a little larger and a lot faster than the Nirvana, but it will still be priced about the same. Keep checking SailRC’s website for updates (www.sailrc.com). The Kettering Model Sailing Club in Ohio lists several advantages to RC sailing — it’s very relaxing, it’s easy to learn (though much harder to be good at), it produces no noise, it can involve the whole family, and it’s inexpensive. But perhaps Commodore Wells of the St. James Plantation Model Yacht Club sums it up best when he says, “The way I look at it is, these are 25 nice guys I never would have met if it weren’t for this club.” Sounds like reason enough to buy a boat and join a club, especially when you are an old geezer! n

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Thanks to major contributions by Braddock Built Renovations, The First Tee of Brunswick County is holding its first sessions of camps in the new Carolinas Life Skills and Leadership Academy. STORY BY Gail Brown

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is safe to say that Betsy Braddock Palmer loves a good challenge. When The First Tee of Brunswick County needed a new facility for its Carolinas Life Skills and Leadership Academy, the spunky president and owner of Shallotte-based Braddock Built Renovations was eager to get to work on the project that would impact thousands of youth throughout North Carolina and the eastern United States. The opportunity was offered to her by Rusty and Carol Petrea, founders and visionaries of the 28-acre golf park at Cinghiale Creek. Their golf campus, northwest of Shallotte, includes a 9-hole par 3 course by Tom Watson Design as well as an 18-hole course playing to three target greens. Cinghiale Creek is home to the Carol S. Petrea Youth Golf Foundation, Inc., which oversees the activities of a number of groups, including the Carolina Life Skills and Leadership Academy (CLSLA); The First Tees of Brunswick County, The Grand

This page: top, Betsy Braddock Palmer of Braddock Built Renovations in Shallotte made major contributions toward getting the Carolinas Life Skills and Leadership Academy (CLSLA) open for camps this summer; bottom right, young golfers in session on the greens at CLSLA.

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Strand, Eastern North Carolina and the Cape Fear Region; and The Military Affiliate Program of Camp Lejeune. The Petreas offered Braddock the job of building a multi-use residential camp facility for CLSLA, and she accepted. In addition to the normal demands of building a residential camp facility, Braddock met major challenges soon after the groundbreaking. The project was only partially funded, and the economy was coming to a standstill. The construction schedule for the structure was surpassing the normal eight months for a similar-sized facility. In fact, the project was approaching its second year when Braddock helped push it forward. With Braddock Built Renovations contributing nearly $400,000 of the pro-bono projectmanagement services of Braddock, her

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father, Jim, and her close friend, Jimmy Durham, the facility, with a final tab of $1.5 million, was completed. Braddock, a Richmond native and licensed general contractor, is eager to share the accolades for the finished project. “We all realized it cost so much to have the delays,” she explains. “It was better to go ahead and complete the building as seamlessly as we could.” Her subcontractors helped as well, each trimming costs as much as possible. “The local subcontractors and vendors played a big role in that, too,

because they knew this was a good thing,” she says. “Every single one of them whittled down their costs to make this as cost effective as possible in a very difficult economy. We couldn’t have done it without them.” Rebecca Albin, executive director of The First Tee of Brunswick County, worked closely with Braddock throughout the construction process. Albin is eager to show off the nonprofit organization’s new, 11,000-square-foot, steel-frame structure that marks the entrance to the Cinghiale Creek campus.

This spread: The Carolinas Life Skills and Leadership Academy is a state-of-the-art golf facility that teaches golf skills as well as the Core Values and Nine Healthy Habits of The First Tee Program.

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Above: Betsy Braddock Palmer, general contractor of the Carolinas Life Skills and Leadership Academy (left), and Rebecca Albin, executive director of The First Tee of Brunswick County, worked closely throughout the construction process.

The residential camp building is the capstone to the sevenyear-old campus, which in addition to the two golf courses also includes a driving range and an office building. Albin readily reveals that there is only one other building like it in the entire The First Tee network, and that one is located in Tennessee. “That one, however, is also used for paying camps,” Albin says. “So The First Tee of Brunswick County is home to the only residential academy building that is 100 percent for the kids.” The CLSLA facility includes a gathering space that doubles as a dining room and classroom. It has a full-service kitchen, a mechanical room that doubles as storage and a bag-storage room that is accessible from the outside of the building. Another classroom will be furnished with flat-screen TVs, a game system and bean-bag chairs to offer campers a bit of respite in their small amount of downtime. Another room includes two hitting bays with nets where the campers can practice their swings, video their work and review their form using swing-analysis software on iPads. State-of-the art technology is included throughout the building. 84

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The building includes five dorm rooms that sleep 10 campers each, with separate bath and shower facilities for boys and girls and one handicapped-accessible bathroom. “All of the furniture in the bunk rooms was built by volunteers,” Braddock says. The four bunk rooms for camp counselors each sleep four, with private bathrooms in each. The bunk rooms are divided by a hallway with two camper and two counselor bunkrooms on the left and three camper and two counselor bunkrooms on the right. Braddock explains the design: “It can house 20 girls and 30 boys or 30 girls and 20 boys.” The locking doors in between the two sections were designed intentionally by Braddock, whose daughter is a The First Tee participant and future CLSLA camper. In fact, Braddock’s journey with The First Tee began with her daughter, Powell, upon moving to Brunswick County from Atlanta in 2007. She needed a change of scenery, and the Ocean Isle Beach area was the natural choice because her parents had a beach house here. Jim and Sarah Braddock “followed Powell” from Atlanta three months later, in a permanent move to their beach house, and introduced their granddaughter to The First Tee. Braddock says it has been a great experience for her, as a proud and protective mom, to watch her now 12-year-old daughter grow so much in The First Tee program. This summer marks the inaugural season for the Carolinas Life Skills and Leadership Academy Camp. Each week from June through August, up to 50 residential


campers from ages 14 to 17 will experience an extensive golf and leadership skills curriculum. This curriculum was designed by The First Tee of Brunswick County founder and former Navy captain Rusty Petrea of Ocean Isle Beach and his business partner, retired Lieutenant General Marv Covault of Pinehurst. The two men have adapted their program called “Vision to Execution,” which is currently offered to executives of Fortune 500 companies. This strategic planning curriculum has been tailored to fit the 14- to 17-year-old age group. In addition to a strong leadership focus, one goal of the program is to help the kids to build a framework for a service project to take back to their communities. Braddock looks forward to Powell’s turn at camp in the next few years as she is really impressed with The First Tee’s Nine Core Values and Nine Healthy Habits. Many of these values, like confidence, honesty, integrity, responsibility and respect, come naturally to Braddock and were reinforced by her parents at an early age. These values are what have made Braddock Built Renovations a success since its founding by Jim Braddock in Atlanta in 1994. When her father retired in 2005, he turned the reigns over to Braddock, and she has grown the company from word of mouth ever since. Being active in the community is important to Braddock and being involved with The First Tee is the perfect fit for this active woman. Her contributions to The First Tee will pay off for years to come with the thousands of youth whose lives will be affected by time spent at the Carolina Life Skills and Leadership Academy. n

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Modern-Day

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Randy Merritt is channeling his passion for paddle sports into a thriving kayak and canoe business on the Waccamaw River. STO RY BY

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RANDY MERRITT GETS ABSOLUTELY FIRED UP ABOUT KAYAKING. The owner of Waccamaw Canoe and Kayak, he has a healthy obsession with the sport and all the experiences that come along with paddling a river. Merritt sells kayaks and canoes and charters kayak trips along the Waccamaw River from his shop in Ash. Merritt’s passion for the paddling sports has developed over the course of a lifetime, starting when he was about 9 years old and living in Portsmouth, Va. “We were like Huck Finn out there,” says Merritt. “We used to take wood pallets and pack them with Styrofoam. We used to go out (paddling on the wood pallets) into the shipping lanes, and we got pretty close to some really big ships.” Merritt also recalls making trips to a favorite crab house in Portsmouth, which was on the other side of a seedy neighborhood.

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Above: Randy Merritt of Waccamaw Canoe and Kayak paddling on the Waccamaw River.

“It was too dangerous to go through the neighborhood,” he says. “I used to run paper routes through that neighborhood early in the morning, but if you went through during the day or evening you might get mugged.” So Merritt and his buddies would launch the wood pallet and paddle upriver to circumvent the bad neighborhood, pull right up to the dock at the crab house, enjoy a meal, and then sneak back home via water. After moving to North Carolina at the age of 15, Merritt paddled as much water as possible, spending time on bodies of water such as the Pamlico Sound, Black River, New

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River around Sneads Ferry and the Cape Fear River. But the Waccamaw River won him over. The section of Waccamaw River that Merritt kayaks, and the section to which he takes his clients, is easy to navigate. The river is largely undeveloped and is rarely visited by power boaters. Merritt and his clients routinely see wildlife such as deer, raccoons, wild turkey, feral hogs, bears, all types of birds and even the occasional bobcat. But the things that are not found on this river are just as important to a kayaker’s enjoyment. “There aren’t any bugs on that river for some reason,” Merritt says. He even discourages his clients from

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putting bug spray on before setting out on their trip. In all the time that Merritt has put in on the Waccamaw, he can only recall getting four mosquito bites. Sand gnats are not an issue either.

According to Merritt, this section of river is not good habitat for alligators. Merritt has seen lots of alligators on other local bodies of water, including a 13-footer that followed his group of kayakers for 4 miles, due, he believes, to

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gear back. Clients can bring their own kayaks and canoes or they can rent them from Merritt’s shop. Other clients like to have Merritt come along to paddle with them and tell them about the river as they travel. Camping is also an option for those paddlers who are interested in an extended trip. Merritt’s shop carries some camping gear, including tents. “A lot of people don’t realize it, but there are pure, white-sand beaches on

the river to camp out, especially if the water is down,” he says. Merritt has a lot of experience with camping on the river and is eager to pass on pointers that he has learned along the way. “I like to live off the land while I’m camping,” he says. “I try to catch what I eat. … I also use a ceramic filter to purify the river water, so I really don’t have to carry very much in with me.” n

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frozen custard. Yep, it was the Andy’s chain that got North Carolinians hooked on the Midwestern treat of custard. But one day all these burger and custard-loving people woke up and their favorite Andy’s restaurant was gone. In its place was something new, something named Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries. After the shock wore off, it turned out there was no need to worry or it turned out no one needed to worry. Andy’s had simply changed its name. “Hwy 55 is exactly the same company as Andy’s,” explains Chris LaCoe, owner of Hwy 55 locations in Leland, Surf City, Shallotte and South Carolina. “Absolutely nothing has changed except the name.” Here’s the deal: Changing the name allowed the Andy’s franchise to grow. Andy’s, founded in Goldsboro, N.C., sold franchises in North Carolina for 20 years. When the company decided it wanted to branch out to other states, a problem arose. In order to sell Photo by Keith Ketchum

franchises outside of North Carolina, Andy’s had to obtain a federal trademark to take the franchise across state lines. And the trademark for Andy’s was taken. Rather than wade through expensive legal issues, the owners of Andy’s decided to change their name. They chose Hwy 55 because that is the road that runs by the Andy’s corporate office in Mount Olive. In fact, 12 other Andy’s locations are situated along the same highway. And it was a trademark that no one else had claimed. Now there are Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries in South Carolina, Florida, Virginia, Ohio, Delaware, Alabama, Canada and, surprisingly, United Arab Emirates (UAE). At this writing there were 108 Hwy 55

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master franchise rights for South Carolina. He’s been with the

serves Andy’s burgers, Andy’s fries and Andy’s shakes. It has the

company for 19 years, having started as a cook at Andy’s when he

same lovable 1950s-themed décor and the same rock n roll music.

was 20. He says he grew up in the Andy’s company, even met his

“It’s the exact same company,” he says.

wife there, and that the name change has been as hard for him as

So if you’re craving an Andy’s burger and an Andy’s thick custard

it has been for his customers.

shake, you know where to go: Hwy 55.

“It’s been hard to switch gears to the new name,” LaCoe says. “In South Carolina, no one knows Andy’s so I have to say Hwy 55. But

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BREAST CANCER TOUCHES

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Miller thought the lump that appeared under his right nipple was from a golf ball bouncing off his chest when he was picking up golf balls at a driving range he owned in Maryland. When the lump didn’t go away, he consulted his physician. Breast cancer was the diagnosis. “I was stunned,” says the native Pennsylvanian, who is now the golf pro at Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club in Sunset Beach. “I had dealt with prostate cancer. Whatever I had to do to get over it, I had to do.” Information from the Susan G. Komen website indicates that each year about 2,200 men, or 1 percent of all cases, are diagnosed with breast cancer and about 400 die each year from the disease. The warning signs are similar to those in women: change in size or shape of the breast; a lump, hard knot or thickening in the breast; a discharge from the nipple; and any irritation on the breast. Medical personnel agree that the key to breast cancer survival is early detection and treatment. Cancer is not new to Miller or his family. In 2009 when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, doctors removed his prostate entirely. His sister and mother are breast cancer survivors. His father, who quit smoking at age 39, died of lung cancer in 2006 at the age of 78.

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Miller had a mammogram in November 2012 and said he joked with the technician during the procedure. “I can see how this could bother some women,� he said. Two months later he had a mastectomy. Four chemotherapy treatments followed. He explains that his daughter, Christina Miller, went to his first chemotherapy treatment with him, and his ex-wife, Dee Miller, not only attended all his doctor’s appointments with him but invited him to stay at her place while he was recovering from his mastectomy. 96

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Left: Glen Miller, golf pro at Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club in Sunset Beach, is a breast cancer survivor who’s helping raise awareness of the disease.

Miller was not assisted by the Pretty in Pink Foundation, but he is helping the cause by talking about breast cancer in men. “Glen is an awesome fellow,” Wade says. “He’s willing to talk about [his breast cancer]. That’s rare for a man.

“She was a support for me,” he says. “I got through chemo a lot better than some others. I hurt for about three days, but I didn’t have radiation.” At 61, Miller has accepted his situation. “Having one breast has not bothered me,” he says. “I will walk on the beach shirtless. It hasn’t affected me at all. When I look in the mirror, I understand it was there, but it’s not there anymore. I’m still the same person. It doesn’t make me feel less [of a person].” Joy Wade, program manager for Pretty in Pink Foundation in the

Wilmington area, says of the 1,500 people the foundation has helped since its inception nine years ago, 10 have been men. Pretty in Pink is a nonprofit organization that assists North Carolina residents diagnosed with breast cancer who have limited or no health insurance. In 2012 the foundation helped 421 patients in 72 of the 100 N.C. counties. American Cancer Society research shows that nearly 30 percent of North Carolina residents are uninsured and nearly 15 percent of them are single mothers.

He is very willing to share and wants to educate people.” Miller doesn’t mind talking about it. “A lot of men don’t like to talk about having breast cancer,” Miller says. “There’s no sense in hiding it because I had it.” Miller says he has to watch his diet, protect his skin, which is sensitive since he had cancer treatments, and take his medication. “The doctors feel like I am ‘home free,’” he says. “They are confident they got it out.” Richard Kascsak, assistant general manager and director of marketing at Sandpiper Bay, commends Miller on his positive attitude. “Glen is upbeat,” Kascsak says. “He’s a well-rounded individual. Not many people realize that men can get breast cancer. It’s not just women who get it. It affects everyone.” At Sandpiper Bay pro shop where Miller works, no one would suspect he’s a cancer survivor. His bald head isn’t really an indication. “My hair is starting to grow back,” he says, running his hand over the top of his head where spears of white are visible on his scalp. He said he wears a Summer 2013

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big hat when he plays golf, which is about three times a week even though he has a heavy work schedule. He’s not worried about the cancer coming back. “I’m confident the doctors did their job and did it well,” he says.

Above: Miller (center) chats with Burnell Fowler (left) and Sandpiper Bay assistant pro Ted Panaretos II.

Golf Tournament for Pretty in Pink

Tournament registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on September 26 followed by a continental breakfast and the putting contest with shot-gun start at 9 a.m. and lunch after golf. All proceeds benefit Pretty in Pink Foundation, and Wade explains that all the proceeds from the tournament stay in Brunswick County. “There is no other organization like us in North Carolina,” she says. n

Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club is gearing up for its sixth annual golf tournament to benefit the Pretty in Pink Foundation. The club has raised more than $87,000 since it began sponsoring the tournament. “Our goal is to top $100,000 this year,” says Kascsak, adding that in 2012 the tournament raised $17,700. People have a number of opportunities to contribute to the benefit tournament. Supporters can purchase a pink flag for $5 in memory of a breast cancer victim or in honor of a breast cancer survivor. All flags are displayed at the tournament. Hole sponsors contribute $100. Table sponsors contribute $25. Those playing in the tournament are invited to a reception and Chinese auction from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on September 25. Vacation packages, Disney World tickets and more than 80 other items are in the auction. A cash bar will be available. Cost of tournament play is $70 per person. Entry to the reception for those not playing is $5. 98

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What:

Golf Tournament for Pretty in Pink

When:

Auction on Sept. 25; tournament on Sept. 26

Where:

Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club

Info:

www.rally4thecure.com; www.prettyinpink.org; (910) 579-9120


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Honalee Stables Skeet Shoot and Barn Party PHOTOGRAPHY BY Genie Leigh Photography Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter held a two-day fund-raiser on March 15 and 16. On Friday a skeet shoot competition was held at Buccaneer Gun Club in Leland, and on Saturday an awards ceremony and horse show was held at Honalee Stables in Bolivia.

Brett & Julie Fulford, Ginny & Jamie Varnum, Megan & Todd Fogel, Louise Sheffield & Michael Braddock, III & Cane & Break Faircloth

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Wine Fest 2013 at Museum of Coastal Carolina Photography by Susan Gehris and Ellen Rothenberg More than 300 people attended the Ocean Isle Museum Foundation’s Wine Fest 2013 fund-raiser at the Museum of Coastal Carolina on April 27. Festival attendees enjoyed wines from Mutual Distributing Company, food by Causeway Gourmet, Pelican’s Perch, Sharky’s and Turtle Crossings, and a lively auction led by George Wesoloski. The foundation thanks all of its volunteers and sponsors: BEMC, Brunswick Community College, Dan and Linda Lynes, First Bank, Icon Marketing Company Inc., Jessie & Myers Construction, Sunset Properties, Sunset River Marketplace, Thad’s Carpet One, The GPS Store and Victoria’s Ragpatch.

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Business After Hours at Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office PHOTOGRAPHY BY Wendy Hunt Members of all three chambers of commerce in Brunswick County — Southport-Oak Island County — Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce, North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce and Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce— attended a Business Networking After Hours hosted by Brunswick County Sheriff ’s Office on June 20. Sheriff Ingram initiated the event as a way to show appreciation to the business community. A trio of deputies entertained the members as they sang patriotic and fun songs.

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Novant Medical Center Flip Flop Ball PHOTOGRAPHY BY Jim Tobalski and Land Rover Cape Fear The Novant Health Foundation Brunswick Medical Center held its second annual hospital ball June 1 at Sea Trail Convention Center. Event co-chairs Ben Styers and Jon Tait invited guests to kick back in Key West style with The Landsharks Band and a sneak peek of Key West’s famous Mallory Square: complete with a mime, caricature artist and stilt walker.

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Dosher Memorial Hospital Foundation Gala Contributed Photography Dosher Memorial Hospital held its third annual black-tie optional gala on April 20. The event, which helps support the not-for-profit foundation, celebrated the 135th birthday of Dr. J. Arthur Dosher, founder of Dosher Memorial Hospital. Held at the St. James Community Center, the gala featured dance music by the Andrew Thieland Big Band and a dinner of heavy hors d’oeuvres catered by Mister P’s Bistro of Southport.

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Hilary Meehan, Jim Meehan, Deb Meehan, Steve Nixa, Dottie Nixa, Tish Hatem, Dr. Joseph Hatem, Barbara Parnell & Mark Robbins

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New Camp Location Added to CIS Summer Program

Oak Island Farmers Market

Various Dates

The Oak Island Farmers Market will take place each Monday from now until September 9 from 7 am to 1 pm at Middleton Park extension. A wide variety of goods will be available, from local produce to baked goods to handmade crafts and a lot more. Interested vendors should contact the number below for information.

Brunswick County Parks and Recreation and Communities in Schools have teamed up to provide kids with a summer full of fun and educational activities at an affordable cost. This year, Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School has been added to the list of summer camp locations. This location will take the place of the camp that is normally held at Union Elementary School. “We are excited to provide summer camps to the young children of the Jessie Mae community,” says Kathy Smith, CIS After School Director. “We are very hopeful our past campers from Union Elementary School will join in the fun. In years past, we used to flip-flop our location each year, giving the school custodians the opportunity to prepare their schools for the students’ return in the fall; however it just turned out that we made Union our home for the last three years. It is time to return to Jessie Mae this year and provide that community with services.” Camp activities will include two field trips per week to various local attractions such as Jungle Rapids and Wonderworks. On-site activities will include Sportacular Fun, Tennis Adventure, Art from the Heart, Popcorn Toss, Fast Crafts, Geo-Caching, Trivia and quiet reading. Registrations are now being accepted at each of the CIS After School elementary school locations throughout Brunswick County. Students grade K through 5 can be registered for one to 11 weeks of fun for $110 per week. Information: (910) 253-5327 or www.cisbrunswick.org

Museum and Planetarium Announce Summer Camps for Kids Various dates Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium are offering summer camps for kids ages 7 to 9. These camps provide entertaining and safe learning opportunities for children led by the knowledgeable, friendly and competent staff of the museum. The cost for each camp is $150 per child.

Mondays through September 9

Information: (910) 278-5518

Yoga Classes Various days Oak Island Parks and Recreation Department is now offering a variety of yoga classes for different skill levels. Yoga – Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 pm; $4 residents/$5 nonresidents per class. Senior Yoga – Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 am; $2 residents/$3 non-residents per class. Rock and Roll Yoga – Thursdays at 7 pm; $4 residents/$5 nonresidents per class. Information: (910) 278-5518

Stories and Photos Sought for History of BCC Ongoing To mark the upcoming 35th anniversary of Brunswick Community College, Dr. Susanne Adams, president, has commissioned Teresa A. McLamb to write a history of the school. McLamb is currently seeking anecdotes and photos related to the school’s history to supplement readily available published material. Individuals who have photos or a compelling story about the school are encouraged to contact McLamb at the number below. Information: (910) 520-9035

Space Camp will be held at Ingram Planetarium from 9 am to 2 pm from July 29 to August 2. Each day will include hands-on activities that explore different aspects of space exploration. Campers will also view movies related to space exploration in the planetarium’s state-of-the-art SciDome Sky Theater. Lunch will be provided daily. The camp is limited to 12 kids ages 7 to 9. Ingram Planetarium is located at 7625 High Market Street in Sunset Beach.

Extension Master Gardeners Available to Help With Lawn and Garden Problems

Reef Riders Summer Camp will be held at the Museum of Coastal Carolina from 9 am to 2 pm from August 5 to 9. The camp will include marine animal care and conservation, beach safety, outdoor excursions and interactive games. Lunch will be provided daily. The camp is limited to 12 kids ages 7 to 9. The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street in Ocean Isle Beach.

Master Gardeners from the N.C. Cooperative Extension will be available every Friday from 9 am to noon at the Hickmans Crossroads Library (1040 Calabash Road, Calabash) to help with soil sampling and addressing various lawn and garden issues. For details, use the contact information below.

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Information: (910) 253-2610; email: Tom Woods, Master Gardener volunteer coordinator, at Tom_Woods@ncsu.edu


Drop-In Activities at The Brunswick Center at Southport

Free Concerts and Movies in Shallotte

Various Days

Brunswick County Parks and Recreation is pleased to offer a selection of fun, free summer concerts and movie screenings in Shallotte. Take a look and mark your calendars:

The Brunswick Center at Southport is a nonprofit community center located in Smithville Crossing, 1513 North Howe Street. The center provides area residents with a plethora of fun activities, many of which are free of charge and don’t require advance registration. Here are some of the center’s current dropin activities – please note the days and times: Book Rental: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm Billiards: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm Puzzles: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm TV w/Cable: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm Brain Fitness: Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm Magazines: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm Computer Lab: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm Wii: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm Exercise Equipment: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm Rummikub: Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 12:30 pm-until Pinochle: Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 12:30 pm-until CDs/DVDs/VHS Rental: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm Open Crafts: Wednesdays, 8:30 am-4:30 pm All activities are first-come, first-served and subject to room availability. Information: (910) 454-0583

Various dates

Movies (Shallotte): July 25 – Wreck-It Ralph August 14 – Rise of the Guardians Concerts (Shallotte): August 1 – Band of Oz (beach music) August 29 – Coastline Band (beach music) Movies and concerts will take place at the Rourk Gardens on Main Street. Movies will begin at dusk, and concerts will begin at 7 pm. Bring blankets, picnic baskets and lawn chairs and enjoy a relaxing evening with your friends and neighbors. Admission to these events is free. These events are subject to cancellation in the event of inclement weather. Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Department also offers free concerts and movies in Southport, Calabash, Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, Holden Beach and Leland. Information: (910) 253-2670; www.BrunsCo.net

Brunswick Little Theatre Presents “Beauty and the Beast” July 26-28, August 2-4

Aqua Zumba Mondays & Wednesdays through August 28 If you’ve ever wanted to try out the latest dance/fitness craze known as Zumba but prefer to do it in a low-impact setting, Aqua Zumba may be for you. Brunswick County Parks and Recreation will be offering these unique classes every Monday and Wednesday from now until August 28 at The Winds Beach Resort in Ocean Isle Beach. Classes will be held from 8 to 9 am in the outdoor pool (weather permitting). The fees for this class are $35 per month/$10 drop-in per class. There is also an evening section that is being offered Monday through Thursday from 6 to 7 pm and will run from now until August 29. The fees for this section are $35 for eight classes/$55 per month/$5 drop-in per class. Pre-registration is required for either class section.

Brunswick Little Theatre is proud to present Disney’s Beauty and the Beast as part of its summer play lineup. The musical is based on the popular animated 1991 film of the same title. This family-friendly show is a tale of the redemptive power of love and will be enjoyed by young and old alike. Based on the French fairy tale “La Belle et La Bête,” the story centers on a young prince who is transformed into a beast by an enchantress, and Belle, a young woman he imprisons. In order to become human again, the Beast must fall in love with Belle, and she must love him in return. The show will begin at 7:30 pm on July 26 and 27 and August 2 and 3. There will also be a 3 pm show on Sunday, July 28 and Sunday, August 4. All shows will take place at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College in Bolivia. Ticket prices are $17 for adults; $12 for students older than 12 (with ID for college students); and $6 for children 12 and younger. Call the number below to reserve your seats. Information: (910) 755-7416 or (800) 754-1050 ext. 7416

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Summer Youth Swimming Lessons

2013 Dolphin Athletics Golf Tournament

Various dates through August 15

August 24

Brunswick County Parks and Recreation will be offering youth... held at held at The Winds Beach Resort Club in Ocean Isle Beach. Lessons are open to beginners (ages 4 to 6 years old) and advanced beginners (ages 7 to 10 years old). Two sessions will be offered; one in July and one in August. The July session will run from July 15 to 25, and the August session will run from August 5 to 15. The beginner classes will take place from 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm, and the advanced beginners class will take place from 6:45 pm to 7:30 pm. Space is limited so pre-registration is required.

The Athletic Department at Brunswick Community College is proud to present the 2013 Dolphin Athletics Golf Tournament. The tournament will take place on Saturday, August 24 at Panther’s Run Golf Club at Ocean Ridge Golf Plantation. Participants will enjoy a fun-filled day of golf while supporting the Brunswick Community College Athletic Program. Proceeds from the event will go toward athletic scholarships at BCC. For fee and registration information, or to learn about becoming a sponsor, visit the website below.

Information: (910) 253-2583

Free Bowling Party for 55+ August 16 Strike up some fun this August at the Brunswick County Parks and Recreation’s Free 55+ Bowling Party. This completely free event will be held at the Brunswick County Bowling Center at 630 Village Road SW in Shallotte on Friday, August 16. The party starts at 10 am and will include complimentary games of bowling, complimentary pizza and lots of fun! Space is limited. Registration required by August 2. Information: www.BrunsCo.net

Information: www.GoBCCSports.com

Museum of Coastal Carolina Announces Summer Programs Various days through September 2 Museum of Coastal Carolina has some great programs lined up for this summer. The museum’s summer schedule runs from May 24 through September 2. During this time, the museum will open at 10 am Monday through Saturday. All-day admission means that you can come and go all day as long as you present your receipt for re-admittance. Here are the programs:

Active-Duty Military Can Visit Museums Free

Monday – Surfing 101 (11 am – classroom instruction only), Surf Fishing (3:30 pm), Odyssey of the Sea Turtle (7 pm)

Through Labor Day 2013

Tuesday – Whale Tales (3:30 pm), Sand Bar Café (7 pm). The Sand Bar Café is new this year and is co-sponsored by OIB Surf & Java. Learn something new in a casual, relaxed setting. OIB Surf & Java will provide the coffee and the museum will provide guest speakers on a variety of interesting topics.

Ocean Isle Museum Foundation Executive Director Terry Bryant announced recently that the Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium will participate this summer in Blue Star Museums. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 1,800 museums across America. The program offers free admission to all active military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013. The free admission program is available to any active duty U.S. military personnel — Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps — and up to five family members. “It is an honor to give back to those who give routinely of their time and service to serve our country, defend our nation, and provide an opportunity for freedom,” says Bryant. Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street in Ocean Isle Beach. The museum doors open at 10 am Monday through Saturday between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Ingram Planetarium is located at 7625 High Market Street in Sunset Beach. Planetarium doors open at 11 am Monday through Saturday between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Information: Museum of Coastal Carolina – (910) 579-1016; Ingram Planetarium – (910) 575-0033; www.museumplanetarium.org 108

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Wednesday – Megabites: All About Sharks (3:30 pm), Discovery After Dark (7 pm) Thursday – Who Are You Swimming With? (3:30 pm), Snakes Alive! (7 pm) Friday – Beachy Bingo (11 am), Touch Tank Feeding (3:30 pm) From 9 am to 2 pm on August 5 to 9, the museum will hold its Reef Riders Summer Camp for kids between the ages of 7 to 9. The camp is limited to 12 kids. Reservations are being accepted now on a firstcome, first-served basis. To reserve a spot, call the number below. The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street in Ocean Isle Beach. Admission is free for museum and dual members. Non-member, all-day admission is $8 for adults (13 to 61), $7 for seniors (62+), $6 for children (3-12), and free for children age 2 and younger. Information: (910) 579-1016, www.museumplanetarium.org


Ingram Planetarium Announces Summer Programs

10th Annual Brunswick County Intercultural Festival 2013

Various days through September 2

September 7

Ingram Planetarium has some great programs lined up for this summer. The planetarium’s summer schedule runs from May 24 through September 2. During this time, the planetarium will open its doors at 11 am Monday through Saturday.

Brunswick County Intercultural Festival is back for another year, bringing the fun and excitement of various cultures to the community of Brunswick County. The festival will take place on Saturday, September 7 from 10 am to 4 pm on the grounds of Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College (50 College Road) in Supply. Attendees can enjoy food tastings, a variety of vendors, storytelling and live performances from different regions of the world, as well as children’s workshops and educational presentations. The event is free to attend, but there is an $8 fee for the international food tasting event. Volunteers, vendors and sponsors are needed. Please use the contact information below to learn more.

At noon, the Planetarium offers free programs on a variety of interesting topics: Monday – Exploration of Paul Dennis Science Hall Tuesday – Moons & Tides Wednesday – Sea Turtle Talk Thursday – Meteorites: Hits & Misses Friday – Science in Small Bytes – Different guest presenters will discuss a variety of interesting topics. This summer, the Science Hall will feature a new Augmented Reality exhibit that you won’t want to miss. Augmented Reality uses the power of computers and the Internet to add to what you experience in real time. The Science Hall also features a new exhibit that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Town of Sunset Beach. All exhibits and programs in the Paul Dennis Science Hall are free. Enjoy a show in the planetarium’s state-of-the-art highdefinition Sky Theater. At 11:15 am, enjoy Legends of the Night Sky for half-price admission. Full-price Sky Theater shows are: Undiscovered Worlds (1 pm - new this summer), Dynamic Earth (2 pm), Oasis in Space (3 pm), and Seven Wonders (4 pm). All full-price Sky Theater shows are followed by a live star show. The planetarium features Laser Music Shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings: Thursday – Beatles (5 pm), Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon (6 pm), Metallica (7 pm) Friday – Laser Spirit (5 pm), Arena Rock (6 pm), Pink Floyd’s The Wall (7 pm) Saturday – Beatles (5 pm), Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon (6 pm), Pink Floyd’s The Wall (7 pm) Note: Metallica and The Wall are not recommended for young children. From 9 am to 2 pm on July 29 to August 2, the planetarium will hold its Space Camp for kids between the ages of 7 to 9. The camp is limited to 12 kids. Reservations are being accepted now on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a spot, call the number listed below. Ingram Planetarium is located at 7625 High Market Street in Sunset Beach. Admission is free for planetarium members and half-price for dual members. Non-member per-show admission is $8 for adults (13 to 61), $7 for seniors (62+), $6 for children (3 to 12), and free for children age 2 and younger.

Information: (910) 842-6566 or email interculturalfestival@hotmail.com

Good Soil Initiative, Inc. Presents Dayspring 2013 September 20 Dayspring 2013, a daylong leadership conference, will take place this year on September 20 at the Sea Trail Convention Center in Sunset Beach. The conference will feature workshops and discussions on the latest in leadership theory and application and will include evening worship. The keynote speaker for the event is Dr. Tony Campolo, a well-known Christian social activist, author and speaker. To purchase tickets for this event, visit the website listed below. Information: www.DaySpring2013.com

12th Annual Benefit Gala for Children October 24 Communities In Schools of Brunswick County, Inc. and Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries proudly announce the 12th Annual Benefit Gala for Children to be held October 24 at the Cape Fear Regional Jetport in Oak Island. In keeping with the film industry’s recent influence in the Brunswick County area, the event will bring Hollywood glamour to its guests. This year’s theme is “Hollywood Charity Night.” The evening includes “A Taste of Brunswick County,” provided by the area’s finest chefs. The evening will also include live and silent auctions, 50/50 raffles and entertainment by the Andrew Thielen Big Band. Tickets to this black-tie-optional event are $100 per person. Information: (910) 457-3494, www.CISBrunswick.org, for sponsorship information call Mark Koval at (910) 448-0901

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4:38 am

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5:07 pm

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10:54 am 0.6

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5:48 am

4.2

6:06 pm

4.9

12:55 am

1

12:03 pm 0.8

4:53 pm

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10:39 am

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5:30 am

3.9

5:56 pm

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6:36 am

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6:51 pm

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5:11 am

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6:21 am

4

6:42 pm

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7:20 am

4.6

7:32 pm

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1:34 am

0.8

1:35 pm

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4

6:02 am

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6:30 pm

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7:09 am

4.1

7:25 pm

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1:32 am

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1:18 pm

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8:00 am

4.8

8:10 pm

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2:12 am

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2:18 pm

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6:52 am

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7:14 pm

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8:05 pm

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8:39 am

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8:47 pm

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7:55 pm

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8:41 pm

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3:26 am

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8:21 am

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5

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2:27 pm

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9:17 pm

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3:26 pm

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4:26 pm

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9:01 am

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3:21 am

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9:52 pm

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4:01 am

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4:08 pm

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10:37 am

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10:46 pm

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5:10 pm

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9:39 am

4.1

9:45 pm

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3:58 am

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3:50 pm

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10:25 am

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10:30 pm

5

4:37 am

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4:49 pm

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11:25 am

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11:34 pm

4.9

5:22 am

0.2

5:57 pm

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4.1

10:20 pm

4.9

4:34 am

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4:31 pm

0.2

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11:10 pm

4.8

5:13 am

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5:31 pm

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4.7

12:18 pm

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6:06 am

0.3

6:47 pm

0.6

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4.1

10:58 pm

4.8

5:09 am

0.3

5:12 pm

0.4

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4.8

11:56 pm

4.7

5:50 am

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6:16 pm

0.5

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11:39 pm

4.6

5:44 am

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5:54 pm

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4.5

12:43 pm

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6:30 am

0.2

7:04 pm

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1:31 am

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2:19 pm

5.4

7:52 am

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8:47 pm

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6:20 am

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4.7

4:23 pm

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4:43 am

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6:22 pm

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3:36 pm

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9:11 am

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2:08 am

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4.8

8:33 am

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9:23 pm

0.7

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4:36 pm

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7:39 am

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5.9

1:47 am

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-0.2

17

3:05 am

4.3

3:56 pm

5.1

9:32 am

0.1 10:30 pm 0.5

17

4:52 am

4.6

5:38 pm

5.7

11:28 am

0

18

4:04 am

4.3

4:54 pm

5.4

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18

5:55 am

4.8

6:37 pm

5.9

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6:57 am

5.1

7:34 pm

6.1

1:16 am

-0.2 1:30 pm

-0.5

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8:29 am

5.8

8:55 pm

5.8

2:34 am

-0.3 3:05 pm

-0.2

12:42 pm -0.5

20

7:54 am

5.3

8:26 pm

6.2

2:08 am

-0.4 2:26 pm -0.6

20

9:16 am

5.9

9:40 pm

5.6

3:19 am

-0.3 3:53 pm

-0.1

-0.2 4:40 pm

19

5:06 am

4.4

5:54 pm

5.7

20

6:09 am

4.6

6:53 pm

6

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21

7:10 am

4.8

7:49 pm

6.2

1:33 am

-0.4 1:41 pm

-0.7

21

8:47 am

5.5

9:16 pm

6.1

2:58 am

-0.6 3:20 pm -0.6

21 10:01 am

5.8

10:25 pm

5.3

4:02 am

22

8:08 am

5

8:43 pm

6.3

2:28 am

-0.6 2:38 pm -0.9

22

9:38 am

5.6

10:04 pm

5.8

3:46 am

-0.6 4:12 pm -0.5

22 10:46 am

5.6

11:12 pm

5

4:45 am

23

9:03 am

5.2

9:35 pm

6.2

3:21 am

-0.8 3:34 pm -0.9

23 10:28 am

5.6

10:53 pm

5.5

4:32 am

-0.6 5:02 pm -0.2

23 11:32 am

5.3

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10:27 pm

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4:11 am

-0.9 4:29 pm

-0.7

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5.4

11:43 pm

5.1

5:17 am

-0.4 5:51 pm

0.2

24 12:53 am

4.4

12:22 pm

5.1

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5.3

11:19 pm

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5:00 am

-0.8 5:23 pm

-0.5

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4.8

12:11 pm

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6:01 am

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0.6

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1:29 am

4.5

1:58 pm

4.8

7:32 am

0.5

8:26 pm

1.2

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2:40 am

4.1

2:57 pm

4.7

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1:08 am

4.8

1:43 pm

4.9

7:22 am

-0.2 8:07 pm

0.6

28

2:22 am

4.2

2:49 pm

4.7

8:22 am

0.8

9:27 pm

1.4

28

3:32 am

4.1

3:47 pm

4.7

9:34 am

1.3 10:37 pm 1.6

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0.2

0

5:24 pm

0.5

5:26 am

0.2

6:09 pm

0.8

6:09 am

0.5

6:54 pm

1.1

0.8

7:42 pm

1.4

7:41 am

1.1

8:37 pm

1.6

8:34 am

1.3

9:38 pm

1.7

29

2:03 am

4.5

2:37 pm

4.8

8:12 am

0.1

0.9

29

3:14 am

4.1

3:39 pm

4.6

9:17 am

1

10:29 pm 1.5

29

4:22 am

4.2

4:36 pm

4.7

10:34 am

1.2 11:28 pm 1.4

30

2:55 am

4.3

3:28 pm

4.7

9:04 am

0.4 10:13 pm 1.1

30

4:06 am

4

4:29 pm

4.7

10:15 am

1

11:25 pm 1.4

30

5:12 am

4.4

5:24 pm

4.8

11:29 am

1.1

31

3:47 am

4.1

4:18 pm

4.6

9:59 am

0.5 11:13 pm 1.1

31

4:57 am

4.1

5:18 pm

4.7

11:12 am

0.9

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Judith Sanders.....................................................910-599-2231 91

All About Energy Solutions.............................910-520-3036 65

Kimberly Jo’s Boutique....................................910-579-7670 10

Allstate – R&R Insurance Services, Inc......910-754-6596 90

Kristin Dowdy, State Farm Agent................910-754-9923 85

Ample Self Storage............................................910-579-7400 71

Lawn Doctor of Brunswick County.............910-452-0090 43

Arbor Landing at Ocean Isle..........................910-754-8080 20

Logan Homes........................................................800-761-4707 32

Barefoot Landing................................................843-272-8349 41

Lola’s Olas...............................................................910-603-3501 79

Bill Clark Homes...................................................910-988-4888 17

M3 Capital Management..................................910-754-2060 12

Blue Heron Gallery.............................................910-575-5088 41

McLeod Physicians Associates.....................843-390-8320 13

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

Mulch & More........................................................910-253-7663 68

BlueWave Dentistry...........................................910-383-2615 51

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

Body Edge Fitness Solutions.........................910-575-0975 26

North Brunswick Financial Alliance............877-728-4720 68

Braddock Built Renovations...........................910-754-9635 79

Novant Health.......................................................910-721-1000 5

Brunswick Community College Foundation....910-755-7473 99

Novant Health Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine ....910-754-4572 IBC

Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce.....910-754-6644 72

Novant Health Surgical Associates.............910-721-4000 IBC

Brunswick Forest................................................888-371-2434 9

Novant Health Urology Partners..................910-754-2708 IBC

Brunswick Waterfest................................................................................. 48

Novant Health OB/GYN....................................910-721-4050 IBC

Burning Lake Boutique.....................................910-274-1735 25

Ocean Isle Creamery.........................................910-579-5300 26

Cape Fear Consignments................................910-383-1895 68

Ocean Isle Family Dentistry...........................910-579-6999 10

Carolinas Oral & Facial Surgery....................910-762-2618 54

Ocean Isle Inn........................................................910-579-0750 48

Coastal Cremations, Inc...................................910-392-6032 12

Oceanside Family Medicine & Convenient Care...910-754-4441

Coastal Insurance................................................910-754-4326 14

OrthoWilmington................................................910-332-3800 11

Coastal Integrative Health...............................910-755-5400 25

Platinum Entertainment & Party Rentals.....910-914-0400 65

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Coastal Keepsakes..............................................910-842-4798 76 R.A. Jeffreys Distribution Co................................................................ 110 Coast Road Hearth & Patio.............................910-755-7611 78

RJB Tax Associates, LLC..................................910-338-3001 54

Color Me Carolina...............................................910-933-4531 79

Saint Luke Lutheran Preschool.....................910-579-0107 76

Columbus Regional Healthcare System....910-642-8011 76

Seaside Bakery & Wedding Cakes...............910-579-3052 43

Curiositees.............................................................910-575-7605 48

Seaside United Methodist Church...............910-579-5753 32

Discovery Map of Brunswick County.........910-776-0047 105

Scarless Vein Care by Dr. Kamran Goudarzi....855-4-VEINCARE 15

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

Shallotte Family Dentistry..............................910-755-7645 19

Dreamscapes of NC, Inc..................................910-470-7187 57

Shallotte Insurance Services, Inc.................910-754-8161 54

Elder Law Firm of Andrew Olsen................910-254-0599 85

Southport-Oak Island Chamber of Commerce....800-457-6964 110

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

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Southport Way.....................................................910-200-5202 71

First Bank................................................................910-754-5250 63

St. James Plantation..........................................800-245-3871 4

Floor Coverings International........................910-575-5248 36

Sunset Properties...............................................800-525-0182 26

Foster Insurance.................................................910-755-5100 41

Surfside Implant & Oral Surgery Center.....910-371-3700 112

Genie Leigh Photography................................910-470-0456 35

The Academy of Coastal Carolina................910-754-9637 71

HWY 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries.................910-754-7571 92,93

Tideline Fabrics...................................................910-754-5600 65

Islands Art & Books............................................910-579-7757 103

Trusst Builder Group.........................................910-371-0304 39

Island Breeze.........................................................910-579-4125 7

Twin Lakes Seafood Restaurant...................910-579-6373 7

Island Classic Interiors......................................910-579-8477 32

Unique Perspective Window Coverings.....910-859-6707 57

Island Retreat Spa & Salon..............................910-454-0333 31

Website Factory..................................................910-616-0551 103

John A. Azzato, M.D...........................................910-454-8030 99

Winds Resort Beach Club................................800-334-3581 110

Josh London, State Farm Agent...................910-383-1303 85

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