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A Simple Summer Salad

Coffee Talk What’s New at Lockwood Folly Buzzing Around Brunswick County






Care for your entire family at one office Whether you call the North Carolina coast home all of the time, some of the time or you’re just visiting our sunny shores, Novant Health Family & Internal Medicine South Brunswick is here to care for you year-round. Our team provides expert care for every member of your family, from infants and children to adults and seniors. We look forward to forming a relationship with you and working with your other physicians so you stay healthy and can enjoy all the coastal life has to offer. After all, our job is to make everyone feel right at home. Please also join us in welcoming three new team members to our growing family — George Bell, MD, Candice Sieben, MD, and Stefani Connel, MD.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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50 BUZZING AROUND BRUNSWICK COUNTY

Local beekeepers are part of an international effort to save the bees. by Barbara Sammons

64 A COASTAL GOLF DESTINATION Lockwood Folly Country Club and Golf Course is a hidden gem in Brunswick County. by Melissa Slaven Warren

80 COFFEE-DOODLE-DOO

The owners of Jumpin’ Java in Shallotte and Oak Island launch Rooster and the Hen Coffee Co. by Amanda Lisk

88 A CUP OF CONNECTION

Brothers Michael and Ben Powell trade surfing all over the world for building community in their coffee shops. by Melissa Slaven Warren

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IN EVERY ISSUE

DEPARTMENTS

16 PUBLISHER’S NOTE

26 ONLINE EXCLUSIVES

By Justin Williams

18 CONTRIBUTORS

Meet the contributors to South Brunswick Magazine

21 WHAT’S HAPPENING

Upcoming events you won’t want to miss

31 BUSINESS BUZZ

Keeping up with the local business scene

96 FACES & PLACES

Extras you’ll find only online at SouthBrunswickMagazine.com

45 SPIRITS

Blissfully Blue by Sandi Grigg

46 WHAT’S COOKIN’

Brussels Sprouts Salad by Sandi Grigg

49 UP NORTH

What you’ll find in the Summer 2017 edition of our sister publication, North Brunswick Magazine.

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59 NONPROFIT

Grissettown Longwood Fire and Rescue’s popular Haunted Trail puts the fun in fundraising. By Allison Barrett Carter

74 PEOPLE

Part-time Sunset Beach resident Marilyn Davidson competes in her 50th national bowling championship. By Denice Patterson

104 SPECIAL SECTION: REAL ESTATE PROFILES

Profiles on Bill Clark Homes, Brunswick Forest and Logan Homes

110 SNIPPETS

Happenings in the local scene.

Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center Foundation’s sixth annual Flip Flop Ball

98 WHAT’S HAPPENED

What’s been going on around town

112 TIDE CHARTS

Tracking the highs and lows at Shallot Inlet from August to October

113 AD INDEX

114 CAPTURE THE MOMENT

A contest for SBM readers. Photo by Mark Head

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South Brunswick Magazine – Summer 2017 Volume 8, Issue 4 CEO/PUBLISHER: Justin Williams CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER: Sandi Grigg EDITOR: Molly Harrison ART DIRECTOR: Andy Garno MANAGING EDITOR: Allison Barrett Carter

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES: Lee Ann Bolton George Jacob Maurice Spagatner CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS: Michael Cline Megan Fogel Genie Leigh Photography Barbara Sammons Mark Steelman James Stefiuk Christian Viera CONTRIBUTING WRITERS: Allison Barrett Carter Sandi Grigg Amanda Lisk Denice Patterson Barbara Sammons Melissa Slaven Warren PUBLISHED BY: CAROLINA MARKETING COMPANY, INC. PO Box 1361 Leland, NC 28451 (910) 207-0156 info@southbrunswickmagazine.com Reproduction or use of the contents in this magazine is prohibited.

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About the cover: Photographer James Stefiuk captured this image of the Brussels Sprouts Salad that’s featured in our What’s Cookin’ department this month. Sandi Grigg, chief administrative officer here at Carolina Marketing Company, is also our food editor. For each edition of North Brunswick Magazine and South Brunswick Magazine she contributes her own food and drink recipes. See her recipe for Brussels Sprouts Salad on page 46. This month’s drink recipe, the Blissfully Blue, is on page 45.

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PUBLISHER’S NOTE

Summer Love

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Here we are again, loving another southeastern North Carolina summer! Yes, it’s hot, but have you ever seen so many smiles and suntans in one place? Everybody I meet has obviously been out enjoying the pool, beach and great outdoors — it seems like everyone around here is tan and happy and in love with the summer lifestyle in Southern Brunswick County. There’s a lot to celebrate in Brunswick County besides the wonderful weather and recreational opportunities. We’re experiencing a booming real estate market and healthy economy and welcoming many new neighbors to our area, and several commercial projects have come to completion, providing new convenient services to all of our residents. In this issue of South Brunswick Magazine we’ve found many more things to be happy about in southeastern North Carolina. Let’s start with coffee, which, I just read, is good for you again, so drink up! We’ve got two high-octane coffee stories for you in this edition. One is about the Powell brothers in Ocean Isle Beach, who gave up professional surfing to open Drift Coffee & Kitchen. The other is about Sonny and Sarah Moy, the owners of Jumpin’ Java in Shallotte and Oak Island, who have started their own roasting company called Rooster and the Hen. 16

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Another thing to celebrate is local honey, and Barbara Sammons gives us the inside scoop on beekeeping in Brunswick County. For the sporting types, we’ve got stories that will inspire you to up your game. We travel to Lockwood Folly Country Club and Golf Course to check out the new clubhouse and to the bowling lanes of Brunswick to meet Marilyn Davidson, who’s been a national-level competitive bowler for 50 years! We hope you enjoy this issue. If you’re craving more local stories and information, be sure to check out South Brunswick Magazine online and follow us on Facebook. Each week we provide Online Exclusives, so be sure to check them out. I hope all of you are having a great summer in southeastern North Carolina. Thanks for reading and letting us into your lives for a little while, and, as always, your feedback is always welcome.

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CONTRIBUTORS

Megan Fogel Contributing Photographer

I met photography on a winding country road in the mountains of North Carolina while visiting my grandmother’s home place. I remember the feel of the shutter release and the stillness of the moment as history unfolded in my viewfinder. Now, 15 years later, I get the same feeling when photographing families and children and working with South Brunswick Magazine. I live in Holden Beach with my wonderful husband and two beautiful daughters.

Amanda Lisk Contributing Writer

I am a UCLA grad and an award-winning journalist who’s covered everything from hurricanes to garden parties. My resume includes CNN’s Larry King Live show, 60 minutes, several TV news affiliates and some political campaign work. I switched to print news when I became a mom 15½ years ago and have been writing for local publications ever since.

Mike Spencer Contributing Photographer

I am a freelance photojournalist with more than 15 years of experience in the field of photojournalism, documenting the people and places of North Carolina for several prominent newspapers. I attended Randolph Community College in Asheboro, North Carolina, where I earned an associate’s degree in photographic technology with an emphasis on photojournalism. As someone who is an ardent animal-rights supporter, I have a passion for photographing pets and capturing moments that will reveal their personalities and characters. I donate my time and skills to help raise funds for several animalrelated organizations, including Canines For Service and the Wilmington Fur Ball, in addition to producing the monthly PawPrints Magazine cover photo. My work can be viewed at michaelclinephoto.com.

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WHAT’S HAPPENING

Historical Southport Bicycle Tours

Through October 14 Bicycle tours of Southport are scheduled for Friday, July 28 at 8 am; Saturday, August 19 at 8 am; Saturday, September 16 at 5 pm; and Saturday, October 14 at 9 am. The tours are sponsored by North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport and The Adventure Kayak Company, Inc. Additional tours are available upon request and availability with four or more participants. Bring friends and family for your own personal tour. Helmets are required. Tour fee is $20 when you bring your own bike and helmet. Tour fee is $28 with bike and helmet rental. Information: (910) 457-0607; townofsouthportnc.com/southport-bicycle-tours/

Camp Brunswick

Through August 18 Leland Cultural Arts Center’s Camp Brunswick for ages 6 to 12 focuses heavily on the arts and self-expression. Each week campers will explore a variety of art forms, including a mix of yoga, painting, drawing, pottery, dance, drama and music. Campers will also venture on two field trips per week to exciting destinations such as Jungle Rapids, S.C. Children’s Museum, Defy Gravity, OIB Museum, Ingram Planetarium and more. The designated field trip days for this camp are Tuesday and Thursday. This is a partnership between the Town of Leland Parks & Recreation, Brunswick County Parks & Recreation and Leland Cultural Arts Center. The fee is $115 per week. Camps are held Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. Available camp dates are July 24 to 28; July 31 to August 4; August 7 to 11; and August 14 to 18. Information: (910) 385-9891; townofleland.com/lcac

Scavenger Hunt

August 2 Ocean Isle Beach is hosting a Scavenger Hunt on Wednesday, August 2 from 10 am to 12:30 pm. Kids (along with a parent or guardian) will be sent off with a clue sheet to find prizes on the island distributed by local vendors. After collecting your treasures, come back to the Community Center for a hot dog, chips and popsicles. This event is free so come have some fun at the Ocean Isle Beach Community Center. Information: oibgov.com

Coastal Shag Club Dance

August 19 Come on out and dance at the Shallotte Moose Lodge from 6:30 to 10 pm. The Shag Club loves to shag and will be happy if you will join them. You’ll always hear great dance music, have a chance to participate in a 50/50 raffle, do some shag dancing, line dancing and occasionally a waltz or two step.

Keeping the Shag dance alive is the club’s mission. Cost is $8 for guests and $5 for members of any shag club. Information: coastalshagclub.org

Teen Court

August 29 Brunswick County Teen Court takes place at the Brunswick County Courthouse from 6 to 8 pm. Teen Court is a Communities In Schools program in partnership with the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, Brunswick County Schools and the District Attorney’s Office. Students are trained to serve as attorneys, jurors, bailiffs and clerks in real cases involving first-time juvenile offenders, and it is all for free. These volunteers get a hands-on educational experience, which helps them better understand our system of justice. Juvenile offenders’ participation in this diversion program saves the county at least $2,000 per case. In 2014 74 defendants were served and 76 volunteers participated in the program. Information: (910) 253-4087

Go! Jump in the Lake

September 2 A great way to finish a hot summer is the Go! Jump in the Lake 5K, 10K and 1.5 mile walk/run. It’s a race with the finish line at the banks of Spring Lake, where jumping in is highly encouraged. On Saturday, September 2, the ninth annual running of the Go! Jump in the Lake in Boiling Spring Lakes will take place less than 20 minutes from Wilmington or Southport. This family-friendly event promotes health and wellness and raises funds for New Hope Clinic and other Rotary-funded organizations. Sponsors are Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center and Dosher Memorial Hospital. Races start at 8:30 am. Enjoy refreshments, awards for top finishers and best splash. There will be special discounts for active military and law enforcement, fire department personnel and youth. Register early for a discount and be guaranteed a t-shirt. Information: southportrotary.com

paws4vets Golf Fundraiser

September 8 Get those golf clubs ready and join in supporting paws4vets, which helps veterans get paired with service dogs who can help with mental and physical illnesses. paws4vets is free to veterans and that’s why they depend on the support from the community, family and friends to help Pay It Forward and help this wonderful organization continue to provide service dogs for people. This event will take place at Lakes County Club in Southport from 9 am to 12 pm. Information: (404) 953-1165

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Carolina Soulfest

September 9 A day of engagement, education, entertainment and empowerment is on tap at the area’s only health and wellness festival. There will be a $5 entrance fee and plenty of free parking. This event is from 11 am to 5 pm Information: (910) 579-4845

Additionally, there will be a silent auction and raffle, with items donated from some 100 individuals and businesses in the area. Members of the entire Cape Fear community, from all surrounding counties, are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Sponsorships are available at many levels, as well as slots for golf foursomes. Information: (910) 763-4424 x 110; goodshepherdwilmington.org

Purple Feet Festival at Silver Coast Winery

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September 9 Silver Coast Winery will be hosting the Purple Feet Festival on September 9 from 11 am to 5 pm. The event is in partnership with Special Kids Sponsor Foundation, which benefits children in foster care. The winery is at 6680 Barbeque Road in Ocean Isle Beach. Come enjoy live music by the Imitations along with MC Tony Resse. There will be a variety of arts and craft vendors, with a Lucy Look-ALike contest at 3:30 pm, grape stomping all day and food vendors. A winery tour will be given by the winemaker. Admission cost is $8, or $5 if you bring in a new recreational item such as but not limited to playing cards, board games, soccer balls, basketballs, baseballs, baseball gloves, books, etc. Kids younger than 12 get in free. Festival hours are 11 am to 5 pm. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and plan to spend the day. No coolers or pets are allowed. Information: (910) 287-2800; silvercoastwinery.com

Rice Festival

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The fourth annual North Carolina Rice Festival celebrates the region’s rice-growing history. Presenting sponsor is the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce. The festival will be held at The Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville at 580 River Road. There will be a rice-cooking contest, arts and crafts vendors, live entertainment, a children’s entertainment zone and an adult beverage tent. This is a family fun event. Hours are 9 am to 6 pm. It has been changed to a one-day event this year, and the entry fee is $5 per adult. Children 12 and younger get in free with a paying adult. There is free parking available. Coolers are not allowed. There will be food trucks that will have rice dishes for you to enjoy and other foods as well. Information: (910) 795-0292; ncricefestival.co

Shepherds on the Green Golf Tournament Announced

September 25 On Monday, September 25, Good Shepherd Center will host its sixth annual Shepherds on the Green Golf Tournament and Games Day. The Tournament will be held at Cape Fear National Golf Course, in Brunswick Forest in Leland.

September 30 Brunswick County Intercultural Festival is proud to present the 13th annual festival on Saturday, September 30. The festival will take place from 10 am to 4 pm at Brunswick Community College on the grounds of the Odell Williamson Auditorium. Brunswick County Intercultural Festival events will include arts and crafts, children’s activities, ethnic food, music and entertainment representing the various cultures present in our county. At each festival, participants enjoy music and featured groups from North and South Carolina that express the fine traditions of Hispanic/Latinos, the Philippines, Germany, Southeast Asia, Europe, Native Americans and Africa. This year’s festival promises to involve more international groups than ever before as well as a multitude of booths exhibiting cultural artifacts from represented countries. In addition, the Passport to Culture, a children’s wood workshop, Brunswick County Schools’ Poster Art Contest and a children’s art workshop are only a few activities geared especially for children and their families. For a minimal fee, festival-goers will have a chance to sample a variety of ethnic foods at the International Food Tent. New to the festival is a free additional day to be held Friday, September 29 with the renowned African American Dance Ensemble. They will conduct cultural lecture demonstration for students from third to fifth grade in the morning and an evening of full-length free family concert at 7 pm. Since sponsorship pays for the cost of this free annual event, the festival encourages your participation as a sponsor and/ or vendor for this special day. A variety of sponsorship levels are available. Information: bcifestival.org

Bikes Boots & BBQ

September 30 It’s back again! Bikes Boots & BBQ will take place from 10 am to 5 pm on September 30 at the Brunswick Riverwalk Park in Belville. Come enjoy music by Chillin’ Dixie and taste some of the best barbecue around. Beautiful motorcycles and vendors will be on site. Competitions such as a bike ride and bike show will also take place. Information: (910) 383-0553

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Casino Night for Charity

September 30 Your $50 ticket gets you $10,000 in fun money chips and scrumptious hors d’oeuvres from award-winning Chef Ryan Gibbs. Your gaming skills parlay your chips into prizes. Black Jack, Craps, Roulette, Poker and Horse Racing are all options to play. Doors open at 6 pm, and gaming runs from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Food service is from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Prizes are awarded at 9:30 pm. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. You must be 21 years of age or older to attend. Information: bsrinc.org

Paws-Ability’s 5th Annual Bicycle Poker Run

October 14 The Bicycle Poker Run is a leisurely, fun bicycle ride on the island from 1 to 6 pm. You can ride as little as 1 mile through “downtown” OIB or ride the entire island for approximately 11 miles total. There will be snacks, drinks, fun and prizes sponsored by local businesses at sites along a beautiful route. After your ride, join the party under the tent beside the Museum of Coastal Carolina on Ocean Isle Beach for music, prizes, a silent auction, fun and food, provided by Fibber McGee’s Irish Pub and desserts by Seaside Bakery and Wine Shop. Proceeds are provided for the benefit of animal welfare in Brunswick County. The cost is $25 for adults and $15 for children to participate. Information: (910) 579-4707

Art with Heart

October 15 New Hope Clinic presents Art with Heart Art Auction, Silent Auction and Raffle at the Southport Community Building. Admission is $20 and includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and wine with proceeds supporting New Hope Clinic’s work to provide free medical and dental care, diagnostic services and prescription medications for uninsured, low-income residents of Brunswick County. Information: (910) 457-6769

37th Annual NC Oyster Festival

October 21&22 A long-standing tradition, the annual NC Oyster Festival brings together toe-tapping music, culinary delights, unique shopping and the regionally celebrated oyster to thousands of tourists and locals each year in the seaside town of Ocean Isle Beach in Brunswick County. With two full days to enjoy the festival you will be able to walk the grounds and peruse the variety of vendors showcasing their artwork and crafts, bring your beach chair and find a spot by the stage to listen to featured entertainers, enjoy the competition as a spectator or go for the gold in one of the oyster contests. And what’s a festival without the food?

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The festival offers a variety of cuisines including oysters showcased in an assortment of mouth-watering ways. Hours are Saturday 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $5, and kids get in free. Information: (910) 754-6644; ncoysterfestival.com

Listen up Brunswick County!

November 4 Listen Up Brunswick County! has scheduled a special event with gifted guitar wizard and vocalist Jack Williams on Saturday, November 4 at the Odell Williamson Event Center at Brunswick Community College. Williams is an amazing instrumentalist, singer and songwriter. He is best enjoyed live, up-close and in person, and this venue is the perfect way to make that happen. His fusion of guitar, voice and songs are loaded with delightful inf luences from his career in jazz, classical, rock, blues and folk. Williams ends each of his shows with a spontaneous and unrehearsed medley of musical styles that will leave you wanting more. Show time is 7:30 pm with doors opening at 7 pm. Tickets cost $20. Order your tickets by September 15 to receive $2 off the price of your ticket and seating up front in the reserved section. Information: (860) 485-3354

Owl Howl

November 7 The Owl Howl will be held on November 7 (rain date November 11) from 10 am to 4 pm to benefit the Cape Fear Raptor Center. This event will be held at the Riverwalk at Belville at 580 River Road SE in Leland. See live owls, hawks, ospreys and more. This event offers free admission and will host a silent auction, raffles, children’s activities, food trucks, vendors and music. Information: (910) 818-2519

Meditation with Lisa Ann

November 9 Join Psychic Lisa Ann weekly for Guided Meditation. This is great class for beginners and pros alike. Each week will start with a little chat, then move into a guided meditation and end with a Healing Prayer Circle. The event will begin at 6 pm and will last for one hour. This event is $10 and will be held at Spiritquest located at 6649 Beach Drive SW #1 in Ocean Isle Beach. Benefits of meditation include reducing stress, improving health, getting guidance for life decisions and being around like-minded, positive people. Information: spiritquesthealingcenter.com


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FOSTER DADS IN BRUNSWICK COUNTY SHARE THEIR STORIES By Allison Barrett Carter

According to Tamela Jones at the Brunswick County Department of Social Services, at any given time, there are more than 130 children in foster care in Brunswick County. These children end up in the system because their own families are in crisis and are unable to provide for the essential well-being. While they come from many different backgrounds, each of these children has the same hopes, dreams, fears and needs as any child. The best way to give them a safe and stable life is by matching them with a compassionate foster parent.

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JANET JONAS HELPS DOGS THROUGH TOUCH By Sheree Nielsen

When Janet Jonas moved to Sunset Beach with her husband, Greg Weiss, and their dog, Emmy, just three years ago, Jonas was searching for a career that would blend her love of canines with her previous medical field experience. For more than 30 years she worked in medicine as a nuclear medicine technologist, and later as the technical director of an outpatient nuclear cardiology practice in Roanoke, Virginia. During this time, she taught coobedience, therapy and agility dog classes at a local training facility for canines.

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY FISHING CLUB PRESERVES LEGACY By Allison Barrett Carter

Larry Wall starts to tear up. “I am so sorry, I am going to get emotional,” he apologizes. “But what we are doing here is preserving a legacy. A lot of these people, they’re gone. But we have the duty to save what they left behind.” And that is what the Brunswick County Fishing Club means. For the Brunswick County Fishing Club is more than a club. It is history, community and, even, a little bit of lore.


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PELICAN BOOKSTORE IN SUNSET BEACH: BOOKS FOR THE PEOPLE By Allison Barrett Carter

While the world bemoans the death of the local bookstore thanks to large conglomerates like Amazon and Barnes & Noble, one little shop tucked away in Sunset Beach quietly chugs along, moving a slew of books through it doors. At Pelican Bookstore, customers come in and out at a brisk pace. And each time they do, manager Pat Wilson welcomes them and immediately talks books. It is an easy, ongoing conversation that never seems to start or end. It just happens, naturally. And that’s the thing about Pelican Bookstore, the reason it survives in the new economy: This is a community of readers who become friends.

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No Southern lady since when Scarlett O’Hara appeared in Gone with the Wind has received as much attention as a half-submerged shrimp boat near Holden Beach. “Southern Lady, Varnamtown, N.C.” was visible at its stern when it was moored on the mainland side of the Intracoastal Waterway. Over the years, it has gradually descended and arisen but refuses to eternally disappear. Residents and visitors alike have differing opinions on this landmark, labeling it either an eye sore, photographic icon or artifact worth keeping. Artists have recreated it in watercolors, pencil sketches and photographs that hang in art galleries all over the country.

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY LADIES REFLECT ON THEIR MOTHERS By Barbara Sammons

The dictionary defines a mother as a “female parent.” What the dictionary left out were words like courageous, strong, compassionate, wise, and loving. The Brunswick County women in this story graciously shared their memories on how their lives were molded by a mother’s love and strength.

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BOYS TO MEN MENTORING PROGRAM USES COMMUNITY STRENGTH By Sheree Nielsen

What started as a divinely inspired vision is now a reality for Caryl Fullwood, a 30+ year veteran educator and licensed minister. Fullwood, assistant principal of West Brunswick High School in Shallotte, is the heartbeat and brains behind the mentoring program From Boys to Men, which connects high school students with male professional community members. Fullwood has reached out to 16 men to help guide the boys through mentoring. “Unfortunately,” Fullwood says, “there are no recreational centers or resources here in Brunswick County…nothing to keep the young men entertained and stimulated. And Brunswick County is a huge county.”

SUNSET BEACH WRITER JACQUELINE DEGROOT FINDS HER AUDIENCE By JoAnn Mathews

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Jacqueline “Jack” DeGroot enrolled her daughter, Kimberly, at Cape Fear Academy in 1997 and drove from Sunset Beach twice each day. Within a few months that routine soured, so she dallied in Wilmington. Again, she reached an impasse. “I wrote to kill time,” DeGroot says from her living room. Her blond hair is pulled back, fingertips shine with lilaccolored polish and her arms wave for emphasis. “I had an idea I had been plotting in my mind for 20 years.” A used laptop plus Hardee’s and McDonald’s as her “satellite offices,” and within 13 months Climax was a reality. She identifies its genre as spicy. Others call it erotica. Her queries to agents and editors met defeat, so DeGroot chose the self-publishing route and took the finished product to Pelican Bookstore in Sunset Beach.


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PUTTER, THE HOLDEN BEACH SQUIRREL WITH A SWEET TOOTH, GETS WORLDWIDE ATTENTION TEEN AND PEER COURTS GIVE BRUNSWICK COUNTY YOUTHS A SECOND CHANCE By Melissa Slaven Warren

Not every teen who commits a petty crime or even a low-level misdemeanor offense is an at-risk juvenile. The truth is that kids make mistakes. And when those first-time infractions occur, it’s nice to know that for some offenders there is a second chance to be accountable, make amends and learn lifelong valuable lessons from those mistakes — all with the help of their peers. Teen Court and Peer Court programs, offered through Communities in Schools (CIS) of Brunswick County, is a place of encouragement and deterrent utilizing the powerful forces of peer pressure as an alternative system of justice.

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There are plenty of reasons to go to Fantasy Isle Ice Cream & Mini Golf in Holden Beach. The homemade waffle cones are sensational, the Death by Chocolate ice cream is decadent, and the all-day miniature golf pass gives locals and visitors alike an entertaining destination other than the beach. But recently, the excitement at Fantasy Isle Ice Cream & Mini Golf has been all about that adorable ice cream cone eating squirrel, Putter.

INGRAM PLANETARIUM OFFERS DIVERSE PROGRAMS & A NEW VISION OF THE SKIES By JoAnn Mathews

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The music crescendos as the boat sails across the crystal blue water and meets the bluest of skies. The viewer becomes part of the journey and anticipates the next scene. Such is the opening to Earth, Moon & Sun, one of the sky shows in the 85-seat domed theater at Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach. Will Snyder took charge as manager of the planetarium in December 2015 and has revamped the programs and updated the equipment. “This adds a whole new layer of excitement for the laser and music shows,” he says. “It is an immersive experience.”

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Brunswick County Association of REALTORS® Releases Real Estate Stats for May 2017 Brunswick County’s residential real estate market continued to show exceptional growth during May 2017, including a substantial increase in average sales prices and the year’s highest sales total to date, according to statistics released by the Brunswick County Association of REALTORS®. It was noted that 16 homes sold for $750,000 or more during the month. The average length of time a home spends on the market continues to hold at around 4.5 months, Walsh explained, and homeowners are continuing to sell at about 97 percent of their listing price.

all in Kentucky, over the previous 24 years. She has earned master’s and bachelor’s degrees in management and a master’s of conflict resolution, all from Sullivan University, Louisville, Kentucky. Dollar is pursuing a doctorate in finance from Walden University. She is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and the American Academy of Professional Coders. PHOTOGRAPHY: CONTRIBUTED

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LISTINGS May 2017: 592 May 2016: 558 Increase/decrease: +6.1% UNITS SOLD May 2017: 425 May 2016: 341 Increase/decrease: +24.6% AVERAGE SALE PRICE May 2017: $287,212 May 2016: $253,845 Increase/decrease: +13.1% TOTAL SALES VOLUME May 2017: $122,070,000 May 2016: $86,560,000 Increase/decrease: +41%

Dosher names Revenue Cycle director Dawn Dollar is the new Revenue Cycle director for Dosher Memorial Hospital. She joins Dosher from Maitland, Florida, where she recently worked in a similar capacity for Florida Hospital Medical Group for two years. Dollar held other finance positions with Hardin Memorial Hospital, Kindred Hospital and Jewish Hospital and St. Mary Healthcare,

Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Pelican’s SnoBalls Brunswick Beaches / Shallotte at the chamber offices recently. Pelican’s SnoBalls Brunswick Beaches / Shallotte opened its store on S. Main Street in Shallotte in April 2015 and also has a remote vehicle that brings SnoBalls directly to business events, community events, schools and private events throughout Brunswick County. Pelican’s SnoBalls are New Orleans-style shaved ice and offers 100 flavors of SnoBalls plus add-ons such as gummies, marshmallow, chocolate syrup, sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, candy sprinkles and “The Cream,” a liquid ice cream that enhances any SnoBall. In addition, there are specialty SnoBall flavors such as Creamsicle, Cotton Candy Cream, Coconut Cream, Chocolate SnoCream, Vanilla SnoCream, Irish Cream, Blueberry Cheesecake, and more. You can also stuff any SnoBall with vanilla ice cream or chocolate chip cookie dough. Pelican’s SnoBalls is at 5460 S. Main Street in Shallotte and the Pelican’s “On the Go” remote trailer travels throughout Brunswick County. Pelican’s SnoBalls Brunswick Beaches / Shallotte is proud to be a member of the Southport-Oak Island Chamber of Commerce. PHOTOGRAPHY: CONTRIBUTED

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Greenlands Farm Making Changes

Greenlands Farm family announces the next step in their farm business. Greenlands Farm has started placing a greater emphasis on events, tours, a venue site, classes, workshops and the conversion of store shopping to online shopping. After July 8 the farm store and petting farm will no longer be open on a weekly basis. They are not closing the farm; however, in the spirit of what they love most, they will bring a bunch of exciting events throughout 2018. In 2018, they will start Open Farm Days (OFD) in which guests can enjoy the educational petting farm and farm tours. Farm food and products will be made available during OFDs. During the times in between OFDs, guests are invited to their popular Half Heaven Music Festival and Fallfest, whose proceeds benefit HOOF, their non-profit partner, and its continued efforts to rescue and care for and educate about all sorts of in-need farm animals. Also in between are the host of farm relevant and get-your-hands-involved (and fun) classes and workshops. The CSA vegetable and CSA egg programs will continue but with limited shares available for spring and fall. While they will miss seeing the regulars every week, they do look so forward to seeing them often as a volunteer, online customer, festival patron, student or continued and loved friend. PHOTOGRAPHY: CONTRIBUTED

certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the College of Cardiology. Dosher Wellness Center is at 3009 Medical Plaza Lane, Southport. It is home to the family medicine practice of Dr. Kristos Vaughan and Dr. Leigh Vaughan, Cardiac Rehabilitation, satellite Physical Therapy and X-ray services, and an indoor walking track for patients. Cape Fear Heart Associates is Dosher’s first tenant at the medical complex that opened last September. The building was financed through a partnership of St. James Plantation and Summit Healthcare Group, a private developer, at a cost of $6 million. Dosher holds a master lease on the building from the partnership and received funding for an additional $1.9 million to equip the facility for specific health and wellness services. PHOTOGRAPHY: CONTRIBUTED

Dosher Foundation Receives $20K Education Grant

Dosher Memorial Hospital Foundation has received a $20,000 grant from The Noren Foundation, a private foundation focused on education. The Dosher Foundation now has received $70,000 from The Noren Foundation over the past four years. This grant supports scholarships to Brunswick Community College students pursuing healthcare careers along with professional development and training needs within the hospital. PHOTOGRAPHY: CONTRIBUTED

Dosher Welcomes Cardiologist Cardiologist Dr. James W. McCriskin has joined the medical staff of Dosher Memorial Hospital. Dr. McCriskin is with NHRMC Physician Group-Cape Fear Heart Associates and is scheduled to open an office at Dosher Wellness Center on June 26. Dr. McCriskin is board

Dosher Board Welcomes Gary Smith as New Trustee Southport Police Chief Gary Smith has joined the Dosher Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees. He fills the remaining two years of the six-year-term of Melissa Hinnant, who resigned last month for personal reasons. The board nominated Chief Smith to the post at its May 1 meeting, and the Brunswick County Commission approved him as a new Dosher trustee at its May Summer 2017

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15 meeting. Smith is a Southport native who has worked for the Southport Police Department for the past 20 years.

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Czimber has been caring for endocrinology patients at Novant Health Family & Internal Medicine South Brunswick. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing, her master’s degree in science and completed the family nurse practitioner program at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York. Czimber is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as a family nurse practitioner and is board-certified in advanced diabetes management by the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

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On May 4 Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for ViVi’s By the Sea to welcome them as a new chamber member. ViVi’s sells coastal cottage décor, furniture, jewelry and gifts at 6934 Beach Drive SW, Suite 1, in Ocean Isle Beach. PHOTOGRAPHY: CONTRIBUTED

Novant Health to Expand Endocrinology Services In July Novant Health will expand endocrinology services to Brunswick County with the opening of Novant Health Endocrinology. The office will be temporarily located at Novant Health Family & Internal Medicine South Brunswick at 75 Emerson Bay Road SW, Suite 102, in Carolina Shores. It will move to its new location later this year. Dr. Paul Whitesides and Ginny Czimber, family nurse practitioner, will staff the clinic. Before joining Novant Health in June, Whitesides served as an endocrinologist at Wilmington Health for more than 30 years. Whitesides received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Duke University and attended medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond and his fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at Duke University Medical Center in Durham. Whitesides is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both internal medicine and endocrinology.

Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribboncutting ceremony for The Hammocks at Southport in February. The Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage Willetts Team on-site agent Mark Greene or Project Listing Agent Emily Willetts proudly introduced The Hammocks at Southport, a new 50-lot neighborhood on the corner of Moore Street and Fodale Avenue in Southport. Homes are in the 1,900 to 2,500 square foot range and start at $379,000. PHOTOGRAPHY: CONTRIBUTED

Shallotte Business District to Benefit from ATMC FOCUS Fiber Optics As part of a dynamic five-year expansion and network enhancement plan, ATMC has begun delivering FOCUS fiber optic communications to businesses along Main Street in Shallotte. ATMC’s approximately $1 million dollar investment in Shallotte will help attract new commercial and small businesses to the area, enhance current business capabilities and encourage economic growth. When completed, ATMC will be able to offer one-gig symmetrical broadband speed to the Shallotte business district. This upgrade to one-gig will provide internet speeds up to five times faster than what is currently being offered, enabling Shallotte businesses greater opportunities for cloud Summer 2017

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access, bandwidth and reliability. FOCUS fiber optic service recently became available to more than 200 Shallotte businesses. Once the project is complete, more than 400 Shallotte businesses will have access to fiber optic service. With virtually limitless capacity, access to fiber optics is a great asset to small towns like Shallotte, looking to attract new businesses and industry, as well as retain and support existing commercial enterprises. Fiber optic technology will provide access to advanced voice solutions and will deliver a more reliable broadband network. Business customers who switch to ATMC’s new fiber optic network will benefit from low latency streaming that makes online collaboration and data services fast and reliable. Fiber optics allow for quicker upload and download speeds and faster point of sale transactions. Once the Shallotte upgrades are complete, ATMC has plans to expand fiber optics to other business districts including Ocean Isle Beach, Holden Beach, Seaside, Calabash, Boiling Spring Lakes and Leland.

RE/MAX Southern Coast Ribbon Cutting

RE/MAX Southern Coast officially opened its new office building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on June 2. More than 200 people attended the opening. The building at 319 N. Howe Street in downtown Southport is just across the street from the town’s landmark water tower. The exterior has been beautifully updated and renovated in keeping with the coastal charm of the area. Its former red brick façade has been transformed with a painted whitewash finish. Custom designed blue-gray shutters frame the windows, and a pair of classic lanterns flank the new front entrance. Two local agents, Robert Carroll and Donna Findlay, and chief operating officer Fred Flieler founded RE/MAX Southern Coast less than a year ago. Judy Houck then joined the team as office manager. Shortly afterwards, a core group of the area’s top agents also joined the firm. The business first opened in an 800-square-foot rental space on Howe Street but quickly outgrew the office as new agents continued to arrive, with a current total of 15. 36

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In late December of last year, the partners purchased the 5,000-square-foot brick building at the corner of Howe and Brown Street. The company serves all of Brunswick County specializing in Southport, St. James, Caswell Beach, Oak Island, Bald Head Island, Boiling Spring Lakes, Supply and Winding River in Bolivia. PHOTOGRAPHY: CONTRIBUTED

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On May 2 Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Novant Health Rehabilitation Center-Calabash for its grand opening and open house. The business is located at 9970 Beach Drive SW #1 in Calabash. PHOTOGRAPHY: CONTRIBUTED

Foundation Announces New Board Members Ocean Isle Museum Foundation, Inc. (OIMF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kristin Rahn and Lisa Mosca to its Board of Directors. Rahn is the director of Predictive Analytics Product Management at Pitney Bowes, where she recommends product enhancements, go-to-market strategies, as well as developing new data science software platform. She currently resides in Ocean Isle and is very excited to be a part of the Ocean Isle Museum Foundation. Mosca has been a resident of Ocean Isle since 2006. She is the business owner of Sand and Sun Weddings, a member of Canine Angels Therapy Dog Service, an OIPOA board member and office holder, and has been a volunteer for the OIMF for 8 years

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Woodard’s Adult Day Health Center Ribbon Cutting Woodard’s Adult Day Health Center and Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on February 15. The center is at 115 Holden Beach Road SW in Shallotte.

Party Time Inc. Celebrates 21 Years in Business Party Time, owned by Beverly McCloskey and Sharon Swartwood, is a party and special occasion headquarters. Party Time is a family and locally owned business. After settling into Southport in 1992, McCloskey and her daughter, Sharon, decided they wanted to go into business together. They sought out a niche to fill. With Beverly’s good head for business and numbers, and Sharon’s knack for marketing they decided to open a party store. In 1996 Party Time opened with 1,400 square feet of party supplies. Over time, by listening to their customers’ needs, they have grown to 6,300 square feet by adding gifts, cards, home décor, candles and much more. Party Time gives back to its community by donating to local schools, churches, The American Cancer Society and Make a Wish, to list a few. They really enjoy bringing balloons to nursing home residents on their birthdays. With changes in the economy and big-box stores moving in, the mother-daughter duo have stayed rooted with their strong commitment to customer service. Party Time is at 1658 N. Howe Street in Southport.

Novant Health in Brunswick County. Novant Health Neurology held an open house on June 20. Applegate is a board-certified neurologist who focuses on general neurology. He treats diseases of the brain and nervous system, including stroke, seizures, migraines, headaches, MS, Parkinson’s, dementia, ALS and other neurological diseases. Before coming to Novant Health, Applegate worked at UNC Regional Physicians Neuroscience at Asheboro in Asheboro, North Carolina. There he offered general neurology, office and hospital care. Previously, he was an instructor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, focusing on Alzheimer’s disease research and medical student teaching. Applegate received his bachelor’s degree in biology and his PhD in neurophysiology from Wake Forest University in WinstonSalem, North Carolina, and went on to complete medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed his residency in neurology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Novant Health Neurology in Shallotte is at 204 Smith Avenue. The clinic is open Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm.

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JennaBreeze Ribbon Cutting Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for JennaBreeze landscaping on May 2 in celebration of the business’s two-year anniversary. JennaBreeze is based in Ocean Isle Beach.

Novant Health Adds Outpatient Neurology Services in Brunswick County Novant Health is pleased to announce the opening of Novant Health Neurology in Shallotte and welcomes Dr. Mike Applegate to the clinic. This is the first outpatient neurology clinic for

Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce’s spring Golden Pineapple award winners were: Captain Butch Foster, Yeah Right Charters; Karen Collins, Collins Insurance Agency; Ben Frazier, The State Port Pilot; Michelle Mavroudis, Southport Pilates; Emma Thomas, The Adventure Kayak Company; and Ali Travis, DVM, River Road Animal Hospital. PHOTOGRAPHY: CONTRIBUTED

LuLaRoe Consultant Cheryl Wade Ribbon Cutting Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribboncutting ceremony for LuLaRoe consultant Cheryl Wade. Wade is a resident of Oak Island and the proud mom of three daughters

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and a grandmother of one. She is an Air Force Veteran and retired from the USPS. Wade began selling LuLaRoe after trying on a pair of their buttery soft legging and seeing the quality of the clothing. She believed that LuLaRoe would serve a need in the area for all women and it gives her the freedom as an independent business owner.

Prestige Outdoor Lighting Relocates

Ringling School of Art in Sarasota. She taught fashion and interior design on the college level in South Carolina. She has worked with clients throughout the southern United States as an independent designer as well as through an architectural and engineering firm. Pigott studied design at New York School of Design and operated a commercial and residential projects business in North Carolina for many years. Designing Girls & Company will focus on commercial and residential clients in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. PHOTOGRAPHY: CONTRIBUTED

In response to the growth in their business and the need for additional warehouse space, Prestige Outdoor Lighting has relocated their business to 4646 Maple Hill Road in Shallotte. Owners Bill and Julie Raphael celebrated the move with a Brunswick County and Southport-Oak Island Area chambers of commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand-opening celebration on May 12. Since 2009 Prestige Outdoor Lighting has been designing and installing quality outdoor lighting systems for owners of small, medium and estate sized residential or commercial properties throughout Brunswick County. Their design and installation teams are ready to assist you in illuminating your home, office, pool, patio and outdoor living spaces.

Community Movement Alliance Ribbon Cutting On June 6 Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome Community Movement Alliance to the chamber. They are located at 9500 Ocean Highway in Calabash.

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Cape Fear Consignments Ribbon Cutting

On May 5 Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Cape Fear Consignments and More to celebrate their anniversary. Cape Fear Consignments and More is located at 117 B 2 Village Rd NE in Leland. PHOTOGRAPHY: CONTRIBUTED

Lockwood Folly Ribbon Cutting On May 12 Lockwood Folly golf shop and restaurant held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the new building. The neighborhood is thrilled to have this new building, and the view is spectacular.

The Office Coffee and Wine Bar Ribbon Cutting Sandra Mintz Pigott and Rose Ann Hardee have launched Designing Girls & Company, an interior design firm. In addition to traditional design services, the duo specializes in repurposing the client’s existing furnishings to create a totally new environment and atmosphere. They are experienced in residential and commercial projects, including renovations and additions. Hardee studied design at Bauder College in Atlanta as well as

A Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce ribboncutting ceremony was held on April 25 at The Office Coffee and Wine Bar at 3280 George II Highway in Boiling Spring Lakes. The Office Coffee and Wine Bar creates a unique place where visitors can socialize with each other in a comfortable and relaxing environment while enjoying the best brewed coffee, espresso, wine, craft beer, tea, cheese trays, pastries, breakfast and lunch wraps plus so much more from an extensive menu.

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A Blue State of Mind

Pour yourself the feeling of the tropics with this orange-flavored, Caribbean-hued cocktail.

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The color blue is said to evoke feelings of peacefulness and tranquility. I agree with that. Whether I am diving into the crystal blue waters of a swimming pool, looking up at the beautiful Carolina blue skies or floating around the turquoise coastal waters of Brunswick County, shades of blue make me feel calm, quiet, reflective and strong. What better way to bring those feelings home on a hot summery day than with a fruity blue cocktail. Blue Curaçao is the most commonly used liqueur for a blue cocktail, but what makes this liqueur so blue? Truthfully, it’s just artificial coloring, which doesn’t do anything for the taste. For all we care, this might as well have been left in its true form and been called Clear Curaçao — no one would taste the difference. For the record, it can also be found colored in orange or green in various regions. So, what is Blue Curaçao? The essence of this liqueur is the laraha fruit, famous for being incredibly bitter. A plant similar to an orange, the laraha is developed from the sweet Valencia orange and is grown on the Caribbean island of Curaçao. No one really eats the fruit, but it is incredibly useful in creating this distinctive liqueur. Blue Curaçao is made with the dried laraha peel and has an orange flavor. Sip on some relaxation with this blue concoction of refreshing tropical flavors. If you are feeling extra relaxed, add an umbrella and escape to a vacation all your own.

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“Eat them. They’re good for you,” my parents would say when I was younger, but to me, Brussels sprouts just didn’t look appealing. And although my father has always thought Brussels sprouts are nasty, bitter and repellent, he encouraged me to eat them anyway. Despite his distaste he was determined to teach me that good foods sometimes come in the disguise of bizarre packages. I silently promised myself that when I grew up, I’d never look at another Brussels sprout again. But I grew up, and like many of us, somewhere along my upbringing I learned about vegetables and how good they are for you. It was in science class that I learned how Brussels sprouts actually grow. I assumed that since they look like baby cabbages, they must grow the same: in little baby cabbage patches. I was amazed to learn Brussels sprouts are actually grown up a stalk like buds in helical patterns along

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the sides. The stalks are long and thick growing 24 to 47 inches in height and produce 20 to 40 buds that mature over several weeks from the lower to the upper part of the stalk. These tiny cabbages are part of the cruciferous vegetables, which also include the likes of mustard greens, turnip greens, cabbage, kale, cauliflower, broccoli and similar green leafy vegetables. The health benefits of this cruciferous vegetable are extensive and it has been hailed as a cancer preventative. Brussels sprouts have detoxifying and antioxidant attributes. They also offer anti-inflammatory, cardiovascular and digestive support. Brussels sprouts are rich in many valuable nutrients including vitamin C, dietary fiber, potassium, omega-3 fatty acids, iron, protein and magnesium. If you’re one of those people who think you don’t like Brussels sprouts, try this recipe. After I prepared this recipe, I discovered how tasty they can be and I hope you will too. Enjoy!


Brussels Sprout Salad Notes: You can buy pre-shredded Brussels sprouts in the produce section or shred your own in the food processor. Feel free to add diced apples or feta cheese or any other salad ingredients to make it your own. Serves 4

Ingredients 2 cups shredded Brussels sprouts ¾ cup cranberries 1 shallot, finely chopped ¼ cup sunflower seeds ¾ cup shredded Parmesan cheese Juice of 1 lemon

1 cup plain Greek yogurt 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 3 tablespoons honey Salt and pepper to taste Method In a large bowl mix the lemon juice, yogurt, both vinegars and honey to make the dressing. Whisk the dressing until well blended. Add the Brussels sprouts, cranberries, shallot, sunflower seeds, cheese and lemon zest. Mix to evenly coat all of the ingredients with the dressing. Add salt and pepper to taste. n

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Hand-Crafted Future With Luke’s Furniture Company and a spot in BCC’s Manufacturing Incubator, Luke Cole is on a track of success in a medium that he loves. Luke Cole has become a successful furniture builder and business owner at

conservation easement for the land to North Carolina Coastal Land Trust. By Teresa A. McLamb

Downtown Dreamers A Little Piece of Heaven Taylor’s Blueberry Farm in Winnabow is a place to get away from it all. Darryl and Linda Taylor have a lot to be joyful about — a strong family and a thriving farm they built from scratch. And they want to offer some of that bounty to the public. At their blueberry farm on Honey Do Lane in Winnabow, they welcome visitors to pick berries, visit with the animals and buy a range of homemade products. By Allison Parker

A desire to rescue work horses led Janet and John Pucci to a pioneering Wilmington’s future and establishing Springbrook Farms. Thirty years ago, when downtown Wilmington was down on her luck, Janet and John Pucci of Ohio drove through and fell in love with the historic mansions, canopies of massive oaks and Cape Fear River. They told their shocked families they were quitting their full-time jobs,

age 27. In September 2016 he moved out of his home workshop into Brunswick County Community College’s Leland Center as part of BCC’s Manufacturing Incubator Program. By Annesophia Richards

Land of the Longleaf Pine The Lanier family property is the most recent N.C. Coastal Land Trust conservation easement in Brunswick County. Marty Lanier has many plans for the 57-plus acre Brunswick County property that’s been in his family since the early 1900s, but development is not one of them. Lanier recently gifted a

taking their two horses and moving to Wilmington to follow their dream. Since then they have rescued 18 horses from Amish farms and have built a beloved business in downtown Wilmington. By Allison Barrett Carter Summer 2017

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Buzzing Around Brunswick County Local beekeepers are part of an international effort to save the bees.

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recently got me wondering. Where is this local honey coming from? And what does it take to raise bees and procure honey? That line of thinking led me on a bee-seeking adventure around the county and to researching the plight of the honey bee. Brunswick County beekeeper Stanley Harper greets me from his front porch and points toward his fields. “In about two months, this will be a sea of white, and it’s all for the bees,” he says. “Let’s sit in these rocking chairs and enjoy the view.” The view is a row of honeybee hives alongside buckwheat fields, sunflowers, blackberries, watermelons and tomatoes growing on Harper’s farm in Bolivia. “My dad always raised honeybees,” he says. “My own journey started ten years ago when I signed up for a ten-week beekeeping course at UNCW.” The visit to Harper’s farm is my first introduction to beekeeping. What I didn’t expect was to walk away with armloads of cucumbers, summer squash, homemade pickles and fresh jarred honey. A short drive west to Supply I meet novice beekeeper Maddi Ruff, a student at UNCW. After hearing from one of her professors that a beekeeping club was to be established on campus, Ruff was intrigued to learn more. She is now an

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advocate for the club and has introduced many other students to the world of bees. Ruff ’s dining room table serves as a work station for assembling bee frames and hive boxes. “You can purchase them already assembled, but I like knowing I had a hand in building their homes,” Ruff says, adding that no one else in her family has ever raised bees. Black bears are known to frequent her surroundings, so to protect the hives Ruff and her father built an enclosed area in their backyard, complete with razor-sharp barbed wire and electrical wiring across the top. Ruff is majoring in conservation and hopes to build a bee sanctuary in her backyard one day. Over in Ash I meet beekeeper Terry Pait. “How many times have you been stung?” I ask. “Too many times to count,” he replies. A beekeeper since 2001, Pait spends many hours tending to his 100-plus hives. When he is not working the hives, Pait visits local garden clubs and schools sharing his experiences. Like most other beekeepers, he sells his jarred honey, which sells out quickly during the season. “Folks can visit the honey stand, pick up a jar and leave their money in the box. It’s an honor system that has worked well over the years,” Pait says.

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Above: Gary Shoemake shows off some of his beehives.

Why are bee populations declining?

How sweet it is

More than 100 important crops are pollinated by bees. These include fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs, oil crops and livestock forage. Over the years, bee population has declined for various reasons, mainly a combination of insecticides, pesticides and parasites. One such pesticide, neonicotinoid, is widely used in agricultural operations and is having an adverse effect on honeybees. When treated with neonicotinoids, all parts of the plant become potentially toxic. The pesticide is taken up through the plant’s system as it grows, and as a result, the chemical is expressed in the pollen and nectar of the plant. Neonicotinoids represent only one type of pesticide harmful to bees. Pyrethroid insecticides, often used as repellents for mosquitoes and other household pests, are known to be just as harmful. As a consumer, be sure to read the labels of plants purchased at a garden center to learn if the plants have been treated with a neonicotinoid pesticide.

Queen bees, worker bees, drone bees, frames, honey supers, bottom pollen traps, bee smokers, honey extractors, the list goes on for successful beekeeping. A three-pound package of bees, which can be purchased online, will contain approximately 10,000 bees and a queen . . . and that’s just for one hive. You can also purchase an established colony, capture a wild swarm or purchase bees from a local, reputable bee supplier. “Be thoughtful of your neighbors before setting up your hives,” says Ken Edgar, president of the Brunswick County Beekeepers Association. “Let them know your intentions in the event someone is allergic to bees. It’s just the right thing to do.”

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What to plant Eighty percent of honey from North Carolina is from the gallberry, a persistent shrub that is commonly found in acidic soil, especially sandy wetlands and swamps. Gallberry is an


open, upright evergreen shrub that grows in clusters and measures 3 to 9 feet tall. The leaf surface is shiny yellowish green above and lighter green with tiny red glands below. It produces greenish white, inconspicuous flowers in spring, followed by jet black drupes the size of peas. The solitary fruits persist throughout most of winter, unless eaten by birds, and contain five to seven seeds. The plants are an important nectar source for beekeepers, making a mildflavored, light-colored honey, Dandelions are the first choice in the spring, followed by bay laurel, lavender, African blue basil, purple basil and all forms of sage. Bees are attracted to blue flowers; they see any red color as black.

Extracting the sweet reward In Brunswick County March through May are the prime months for nectar and pollen flow. Honeybees will continue gathering through June and are usually done by July. At the height of the flow, bees can fill a frame in five days. Depending on the size, each frame can weigh from 40 to 70 pounds. Extracting honey from hives is labor-intensive, but the rewards are worth the time. A honey extractor, a heated knife and capping scratcher are the vital tools for proper extraction. Some beekeepers will assist others who may not have all these tools. Frames are placed in the extractor and are held in a metal mesh basket. The honey is forced out of the comb and drips down inside the extractor. Once the spinning stops, the frames are taken out and flipped so the honey is removed from the other side of the frame. The honey then flows into a bucket, is filtered and then jarred.

Below: Beekeeper Stanley Harper keeps bees in Bolivia.

A year-round commitment Bees continue gathering nectar and pollen into the fall, but at a much-diminished rate. Beekeepers evaluate each frame to determine how much honey to leave on the frames to sustain the bees over winter; anywhere from 40 to 70 pounds of honey per hive. Sometimes the beekeeper will augment their food source with high fructose corn syrup if there is not enough honey. Without food, bees will die in 24 hours. During the winter months as temperatures begin to drop, bees will draw close together to conserve heat. Colonies that are well supplied with honey and pollen in the fall will

begin feeding the queen. In late December and on into January the queen begins laying eggs to replace the bees that died over the winter. As busy as the bees are, the beekeepers are just as busy as they continually monitor the hives and food source.

Managers of the hives Commitment and a willingness to be caretakers are qualities found in beekeepers. It’s more than setting up a hive in your backyard, filling it with bees and hoping for that jar of honey. Bees become a part of your family and just like family, they need nourishment, housing and protection, a sentiment spoken by many beekeepers. Anyone interested is encouraged to sign up for a beekeeping course at a local college, to find a mentor and join local beekeeping associations.

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Recipe Honey Thyme Shortbread

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Makes: 7 bee hive-shaped and 14 bee-shaped cookies

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, thyme and salt. Use a pastry blender to cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in honey. Gently knead in bowl until dough holds together.

Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour

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1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped 1 teaspoon kosher salt ¾ cup cold, unsalted butter (1½ sticks), cut into pieces 3 tablespoons honey

2. On lightly floured surface, roll dough to ¼-inch thickness. Cut dough using bee hive and bee cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Reroll and cut scraps. 3. Bake 13-15 minutes or until edges are firm and tops are lightly browned. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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Clockwise from top left: Maddi Ruff building bee frames; Terry Pait’s honor system honey market; Stanley Harper’s bee suit.

beekeepers who will assess the situation and, if possible, remove the swarm or make other suggestions. Contact Ken Edgar, president, at (910) 443-2336 for more information.

A new beekeeper? “Now that you have all this information, are you going to set up a hive?” I am asked by a beekeeper. “I don’t think so, well, at least not today,” I reply. What I do have is a fond appreciation for beekeepers, for their commitment to the environment and their dedication to the work involved in protecting the pollinators of our food source. The vegetables and honey I brought home from my day at the Harper farm were transformed into refrigerator pickles, squash casseroles and honey-thyme shortbread. Many thanks, Stanley, for giving me a sweeter outlook. n

Resources Brunswick County Beekeepers Association President Ken Edgar (910) 443-2336; email: thesweetlifehoneybeefarm@outlook.com The association meets the first Thursday of every month except July. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. in the Agricultural Extension Office at the Brunswick County Government Complex, 25 Referendum Drive, Bolivia.

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Brushy Mountain Bee Farm Beekeeping Supplies, brushymountainbeefarm.com

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When Fire Chief Tal Grissett was thinking of ways his fire department could raise funds to support their firehouse, he never dreamed he would end up overseeing one of the biggest and most successful haunted trails in the region. But with 4,500 visitors to the Grissettown Longwood Haunted Trail last year, there is no doubt that this is now a seasonal success. In 2008 Grissett’s firefighters and some dedicated volunteers came together to build, from scratch and with their own hands, their first haunted trail. And they did it in one month. Even with the limited time to publicize, about 400 people came through the trail that first Halloween season. That’s when they knew they were on to something. Since then, attendance has gone up by 10 to 15 percent every year. “I have only been to one haunted trail in my entire life,” Grissett says. “But we have fun putting this together, trying 60

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to figure out what works and what doesn’t, what will scare people. It is just fun.” Grissettown Longwood Fire and Rescue starts building and creating the trail in July and spends more than 1,000 combined hours on it. Each year it gets a little bigger, and every year they add something different. “It takes a lot of work,” Grissett says. “But it has turned into a big fundraiser for us and helps our financial needs here. We get paid per square footage of new structures being built. So if there isn’t much building going on in our area, we aren’t getting much. So the trail helps augment the budget so we can meet our community needs.” While Grissett is adamant that they “don’t do gross,” they have managed to frighten some grown men to fleeing and a few women to fainting. The trail has been recognized as the Best Haunted Attraction in Southeast North Carolina twice.


Above: While it’s billed for all ages, the Grissettown Haunted Trail has been known to frighten even grown men to fleeing.

The Grissettown firefighters have obviously become experts in the field of haunted trails. They have sensorcontrolled spooks, animatronics, detailed make-up effects, handmade silicone masks, haunted buses, trailers built to walk through and more. Their reputation has spread, and now many professional haunted trails will come to Grissett to figure out how his group does it. They leave astonished at the resourcefulness and creativity. But to Grissett, the trail is about more than fundraising and reputation. “We are very community-oriented, we want to provide what the community needs,” he says. “This is just one part of it. And it helps our morale. Morale is everything in the fire service. This brings us together. We actually have people from other fire departments come out and help us, too.” Grissett knows a thing about this community. Born and raised in the town, which was named after his family, he began as a volunteer firefighter in 2001 and became a full time firefighter in 2004, when the family’s tobacco farm business began to diminish. He is proud of how the trail benefits not only his firehouse, but also his neighbors.

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“I went to the local gas station last year and the woman told me, ‘I can tell when you all do the Haunted Trail because our business picks up,’” he says. “So it brings in customers to local businesses.” Grissett oversees a staff of six full-time employees, six part-time and eight to ten volunteers at his fire station. They respond to 750 calls a year, and their primary source of funding is their annual haunted trail. He wants folks to come out and have a good time this fall; he doesn’t mind being proud of the hours of work by creative and dedicated Grissettown Longwood Fire and Rescue volunteers. n

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Want to go? The District 31 Haunted Trail, hosted by Grissettown Longwood Fire & Rescue, will be held at 758 Longwood Road in Ocean Isle Beach on October weekends and on Halloween. There is no age limit. Call (910) 287-3030 or visit grissettownfire.com for the announcement of dates in 2017.


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A Coastal Golf Destination

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Above: Lockwood Folly Country Club and Golf Course’s grounds include views of Lockwood Folly River, Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean.

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marshes, creeks, trees and fields, Lockwood Folly Country Club and Golf Course is the only golf facility in Brunswick County where players can experience the breathtaking trifecta of the Lockwood Folly River, the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean while playing a naturally challenging round of golf. Members and nonmembers alike can also get in a game of tennis or pickleball, sip drinks in the new clubhouse or enjoy a meal in the waterfront restaurant. Lockwood Folly Country Club is a major contender among other courses in the area,

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and with the recent addition of a new 14,000-square-foot waterfront clubhouse, it offers extraordinary club amenities and unmatched service as well. “The new clubhouse has legitimized us as a destination golf course,” says Eric Morgan, head golf professional at Lockwood Folly. “The original clubhouse wasn’t very inviting so this one has put us on the map with a full-service bar, restaurant, banquet facilities and pro shop.” The newly completed clubhouse opened in March of 2017 and includes a state-of-the-art fitness center, a well-appointed pro shop with 1,300 square feet of golf apparel, equipment and premium club rentals, a library and the Oak & Anchor, a full-service restaurant that’s open to the general public. “The restaurant features daily specials and specialty nights,” says Theresa Bryant, director of marketing for Lockwood Folly. “We’re recognized by the Brunswick County seafood industry as a Brunswick Catch restaurant, which means we serve local seafood.” Upstairs is the River Room, a venue space that seats 200 and has a balcony that runs the width of the room that overlooks the water. The original clubhouse has been completely renovated and includes the pool house, a game room and a meeting room that holds 108 people. With the River Room, the beautiful waterfront backyard, the pool house and a


Above: A new 14,000-square-foot clubhouse is a welcome centerpiece at Lockwood Folly.

gazebo, Lockwood Folly has venues for all seasons and reasons from weddings to corporate meetings. Centrally located between Wilmington and Myrtle Beach, Lockwood Folly is just 4 miles from Holden Beach. Morgan describes it as a hidden gem, and that’s an apt description. Pass through the entrance gates, and there is an unexpected but welcomed color palette change from the tans of sea oats, sand and summer-dried vegetation to lush greens and stately oak-canopied streets and fairways. Prior to its development in 1988, the property was a hunting preserve. The natural setting of quiet ponds, salt marshes, creeks and trees provides a sanctuary for the abundant wildlife like bald eagles, deer and owls that still

call the property home. “It provides such a feeling of serenity when you drive through the community,” Bryant explains. “We want to share our slice of heaven with everybody.” The thoughtfully designed single-family residential community within Lockwood Folly boasts more than 600 properties, all of which are owned, and 300 homeowners with casually elegant, expertly designed and built homes. The properties all offer unmatched natural beauty with their massive oaks and grand pines. The close proximity to the beach attracts members to the community. Residents can spend a day soaking up the sun on the beach and be home in less than ten minutes with no lines of traffic. The tree-lined streets that meander through the property Summer 2017

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offer the perfect place for a shaded walk after dinner or first thing in the morning. What also makes Lakewood Folly Country Club unique is that it is a member-owned golf course. The community members have a vested interest in the upkeep, maintenance and playability of the course. “Our members are what make this place a go,” Morgan says. “They’re a tribute to the success of Lockwood Folly.” Lockwood Folly offers its community residents ample social opportunities and amenities, including a sewing club, cooking clubs, a private boat ramp and three fishing docks.

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However, you don’t need to be a member to play the links-style course. The 18-hole, par 72 Willard Byrd designed course is naturally challenging but rewarding for all ability levels. The course measures 6836 yards from the tips and has a rating of 73.9 with a slope of 140. The front tees have a distance of 5029 yards, a rating of 71.1 and a slope of 122. Lockwood Folly offers competitive rates and golf specials to those who join their email club.

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Last year Lockwood Folly closed the course for two months to install new greens and course surfaces, with plans for ongoing course enhancements to improve playability. They’ll host two high-profile tournaments in 2019, including the Women’s Southern Golf Association’s Amateur and Mid-Amateur Championships and The Tarheel Cup, a tournament of some of the top rated high school senior boys and girls.


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An oasis hidden among the trees on the way to the beach, Lockwood Folly Country Club and Golf Course is a destination golf course — a place that players purposely seek out for a respite from the ordinary. And that’s a good thing. “We want Lockwood Folly to be an open, welcoming place for members, visitors and the entire community of Brunswick County to enjoy,” Bryant says. n

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Above: Marilyn Davidson (left) has been bowling for 60 years, much of that time with her twin sister, Marcia.

On Top of Her Game Part-time Sunset Beach resident Marilyn Davidson recently competed in her 50th national bowling championship. Story by Denice Patterson PHOTOGRAPHY BY Christian Viera

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Some folks spend a lifetime searching for a dream. Seventy-sevenyear-old Marilyn Davidson has spent the past 60 years living hers. In April 2017 Davidson played in her 50th United States Bowling Congress (USBC) national championship in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. “I have always been an athlete,” the Grand Rapids, Michigan, native shares. “I am very competitive.” The USBC Women’s Championship is the world’s largest participatory sporting event for women and has a tradition that dates back to 1916. The tournament is open to all female USBC

members. It gives bowlers of all ages and abilities the chance to compete in a championship environment, earn prize money and win a national title. “We’re looking forward to celebrating Marilyn’s milestone appearance,” USBCs Aaron Smith said prior to the competition. “She will be joining one of the most exclusive clubs in USBC Women’s Championships history with her 50th tournament appearance in 2017, and it’s not surprising since she’s one of the most dedicated and passionate bowlers we’ve ever had.” Sports and travelling are her passions. The left-handed bowler has


been to 26 states and 36 cities over the past 50 years. “It would be more, but the tournament stayed in Reno, Nevada, four years in a row,” she says. The petite and soft-spoken senior has won numerous awards and honors, including placing in the 1964 National Doubles with her identical twin sister, Marcia. The sisters graduated from high school in 1957 and began bowling with friends right away. “It was a way to be social,” Davidson says. The two bowled together nearly five nights a week and sometimes two to three games a night as they entered the workforce and met more fellow bowlers. Marilyn worked for 35 years in the accounting department of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Michigan. “Our love for bowling developed through the people that we worked with,” she says. “Someone would say, ‘Oh we need another bowler, want to join us?’ and it expanded from there.” Davidson says they didn’t get really serious about it until after they were in two or three leagues, admitting that “Marcia achieved more than I did. She had a higher average and was a right-handed bowler.” At their first state tournament in Grand Rapids, the twins were able to sub on a team. And they were hooked. “Marcia could have won the all-events title, but the woman she was subbing for didn’t pay the dollar entry fee.” Next year marks 60 years since Davidson first picked up a bowling ball. Reflecting on that first night of bowling, she says she had no idea then where the sport would take her. “I never thought I would be here today, that is for sure.” Davidson bowled in her first national tournament in 1961, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She and a team of friends had played in city, state and regional

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Above: Bowling has taken Davidson to 26 states and 36 cities.

tournaments on a regular basis before that. So it was only natural to move on to the national level when the Women’s International Bowling Congress (WIBC) held its annual tournament a mere three hours away. “Our team packed up the cars and drove south,” she says. “We had the time of our life that weekend.”

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Scenes from 50 years in the national bowling championships.

It was then that the Davidson sisters began meeting bowlers and future teammates from all over the country. “Over the years when we couldn’t pull a team together, we would register and the WIBC would place us on a team,” she says. The WIBC merged into the USBC in 2005, and the USBC is recognized as the national governing body of bowling by the United States Olympic Committee. Davidson does not limit herself to bowling. She has spent her last 20 or so winters golfing in Fort Myers, Florida. “A friend from Michigan introduced me to the area and it just fit,” she says. “I don’t like the snow.” In fact, Davidson has dabbled in numerous sports. “I played organized basketball, softball and baseball in 78

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high school,” she says. She picked up golf in the late 1970s and played in the Pro Am future tour of the LPGA. “I’ve done reasonably well for the length of time I’ve been in the golf sport.” She spends autumn and spring in Sunset Beach and returns to Grand

Rapids for three months each summer. Davidson was recently honored at an open house in Grand Rapids to celebrate her bowling accomplishments. She has a nearly complete archive of all 50 National Championships she was in, including programs and dozens of displays of patches, pins, photos, plaques and news articles. There is even a custom-sewn queen-sized quilt made from 40 years of her bowling shirts. Locally Davidson bowls at Planet Fun in Shallotte in the only local


But she has set limits for herself: “I tell myself if I ever have to walk up and plant myself at the foul line, I am quitting.” The quick-footed senior undoubtedly has many, many more national tournaments ahead. “Everything I have done was a dream of mine,” she says. “Bowling, golfing and owning homes in Sea Trail and Fort

Meyers. And I still have a 1968 pleasure boat that is in storage in Michigan.” The shoulder surgeries have put her days of waterskiing behind her, but she still loves to take the boat for a spin on a hot Michigan afternoon. “I have no regrets,” she says. “I am just so glad I got out of my little cocoon and got to do something with my life.” n

USBC-sanctioned league. She bowls up to three games each Wednesday. To enter the USBC national tournament, Davidson had to enter a USBC tournament in 2016, so she travelled to Las Vegas in April where she bowled a 509 with a 200 game in a three-game series, singles event. When she’s not bowling or golfing, Davidson travels with the International Twins Association. “I have met friends from all over the country,” she says. She hasn’t missed the annual twins event since the 1970s. “The only year I missed in the past 53 years was when Marcia passed away in 1973.” Davison’s Midwestern stick-to-itiveness has kept her active during three shoulder surgeries — two right rotator cuffs and one left. She was not sidelined during the surgeries and didn’t miss a tournament. She admits to being a “little bit of a perfectionist and very competitive,” but she’s not alone as a senior bowler. “There are some women in their 80s still bowling the national tournament,” she says. “I could go another ten years.”

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Coffee-doodle-doo! The owners of Jumpin’ Java in Shallotte and Oak Island launch Rooster and the Hen Coffee Co. S TORY BY

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This page: One of the inspirations for the new company is on the Moys’ farm in Shallotte. Opposite page: Sonny shows off the new mega-roaster.

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Who knew chickens could be coffee models? Sonny and Sarah Moy, owners of Jumpin’ Java coffee shops in Shallotte and Oak Island, have found roosters and hens to be the perfect models to help them market their new line of roasted coffee. Hence the name Rooster and the Hen Coffee Co. “On all of our Instagram and Facebook posts you’ll see the chickens running around in background,” Sonny says. “People think that’s really cool so we are using that as our new brand.” Rooster and the Hen coffee beans are the wholesale side of the Moys’ business. When not running their Jumpin’ Java shops, the Moys roast coffee beans from their Shallotte farm, where they also live. The new Rooster and the Hen brand goes along nicely with the Moys’ commitment to providing organic, locally grown, or in this case, locally roasted, coffee to their customers and retailers and supplying freshly roasted coffee to area shops including their own. 82

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“We got into roasting to have more control over where the coffee comes from — who roasted it, who grew it, more control over what we were selling,” Sonny says. Sonny and Sarah jumped in to Jumpin’ Java when they were newlyweds. Sonny, fresh out of business school, was looking for a new business venture, and Sarah, a dental assistant at the time, was intrigued by the science behind making good coffee. The two purchased the Shallotte Jumpin’ Java in 2011 and created fun drinks like the Shallatte, a mix of caramel, toasted marshmallow and vanilla. That shop is now managed by Sonny’s mom, Sue Moy. In 2012 they opened a second Jumpin’ Java in Oak Island, where the popular Oak Islander white chocolate, salted caramel, banana frappe is served. Rather than invest in a third location, the Moys invested in a coffee roaster, a small one at the time. Sonny and a friend began selling roasted

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beans under the label Focal. When the friend moved away, the Moys re-branded to Rooster and the Hen. They brought in Sonny’s dad, Rick, to help run the business and upgraded to a new, state-of-the-art roaster; it’s so complex it required 20 hours of training to learn how to operate it. “I tell people it’s the difference between driving a Honda Civic versus a six-speed Ferrari,” Sonny says. “I have control over every aspect of the roast, how long, how hot or cool. If there’s a blueberry flavor in the beans or a nutty or caramel flavor I can push that flavor to the front if I want.” The mega machine also allows the Moys to produce micro lot or smaller portions to greatly increase the freshness and the flavor of the coffee. “Most coffees come from a big conglomerate from a country or a region, probably from a couple hundred farms pulled together … but you lose little intricate variations of the coffee,” Sonny explains. “We focus on one single farm, and each coffee we carry comes from a single farmer. We know their names, we have pictures of their family, we know

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what else was grown on the farm and how it’s processed, which is what we were looking for when we started roasting.” The Moys make and bottle cold brew too. They are hoping to get Rooster and the Hen coffee into shops across North Carolina this summer with Jumpin’ Java customers getting the first sip. The only Moy not drinking it will be Sarah, who is expecting their first child in December. Follow @Rooandhencoffee on Instagram to see how the Moys turn their farm into a backdrop and their animals into models for Rooster and the Hen Coffee Co. n

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Above: Brothers Ben (left) and Michael Powell, owners of Drift Coffee & Kitchen

It’s been said by probably more than one surfer that every wave becomes a race to get somewhere else. So when Michael Powell found himself faltering and losing his passion as a professional surfer, he thought intensely about a new direction where he could focus his energy. Along with his brother Ben, and drawing on their world travel experience, they opened Drift Coffee & Kitchen in Ocean Isle Beach. And after three successful years, they’re expanding into Wilmington. Born and raised in Ocean Isle Beach, Michael and Ben started surfing as children. Not unlike many young surfers, their dream was to compete professionally, riding waves all

over the world in exotic places like Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Ethiopia, Southeast Asia, and Europe, to name a few. Michael made that dream a reality for three years, but found that it didn’t live up to his expectations. “Surfing is such a solitary sport,” Michael says. “You’re doing it by yourself. You’re out there really far. You’re trying to claw apart the ocean to get yourself up on the waves. I started losing interest. One because I wasn’t doing well, and two because I felt like I wasn’t putting anything into anyone else’s basket. It was all about me.” Going into the ocean alone challenged Michael’s perception of life. The sport fosters camaraderie among other surfers, but at the same time, it’s mostly solitary, self-focused and competitive. As youngsters, Michael and Ben also played soccer, a team sport that “made winning a lot more rewarding and losing a lot less sad,” Michael explains. The connectedness to other people is what Michael was missing in surfing. Surfing did provide some wonderfully unique opportunities for the brothers, and they learned the impact of human connection. “The real beauty of traveling and surfing was not only seeing other countries, but we got to see how other people lived,” Ben explains. “We also learned about good coffee and good food.” After long days of paddling and catching waves, they found comfort and rejuvenation in the communities they visited, Summer 2017

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immersing themselves in the customs, culture and food alongside the locals. So what does a person do when he loses his hunger for his lifelong dream? In this case, the brothers packed up their surfboards and came back to their hometown with a deeper sense of identity and the profound knowledge that human relationships provide the sustenance we need for our daily lives. It is around that philosophy that the brothers Powell started Drift Coffee & Kitchen, where they infuse healthy food, excellent customer service and a community of inclusion — inspired by their travels. Neither Ben nor Michael had any experience in the food-service industry or the coffee business before they decided to open Drift, but what they did have was a passion for learning. Both admit to being very determined to find answers to and reasons for things, so they spent hours asking questions on the internet, researching other cafes and talking to business owners who have similar establishments. “We went all the way to Ethiopia to learn about coffee and the supply chain,” Ben explains. “A lot of people thought we were crazy for going to that part of the world, but the people there were so friendly and kind and they genuinely want to interact with you.” The Powells take a methodical approach to their coffee. Even though they’re not the farmers or the roasters, they’re very hands on during the whole process. They describe their coffee drinks as traditional, but through their research they have an understanding of what it takes to make coffee a pleasurable experience instead of something to just get-you-through-the-day. Their coffee philosophy is to take a step back, put down the phone or the computer, enjoy the drink and don’t just work through the beverage. “Be appreciative that you’re consuming something that is a luxury and then go on your day and do it well,” Michael says. “Because what you’re doing is 92

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going to impact someone just as much as what we’ve done for you.” Another source of the brothers’ inspiration is the traditional Japanese cultural idea of simplicity. “We were drawn to their idea that you don’t need all these materialistic things to live your life and be happy,” Ben says. “That’s something we focus on and put into play here. Whether it’s with the food or the design of the shop.” Ben and Michael define their shop as a vibrant coffee café that serves real, inspiring breakfast and lunch. What sets Drift apart from a conventional coffee shop is their simple, focused menu that uses raw, fresh and unprocessed ingredients. “We believe what we serve are things that people deserve to eat; what’s going to make them healthy,” Michael says. “We serve things that people can make in their own homes. We love it when people share what we do with people in their own homes.” A customer breakfast favorite at Drift is the Avocado Smash, a simple avocado smashed on organic 21-grain toast with a poached egg. Another popular breakfast option is the toasted banana nut bread topped with ricotta cheese, walnuts and honey. For smoothies, they use only real fruits and vegetables. One of their best sellers, Light Green, combines kale, spinach, strawberries and bananas. “Consumers want better day-to-day options that aren’t wrapped in plastic wrap and made three days ahead of time,” Michael says. “They want fresh food that’s better for you.” Ben adds. “We’re not just serving any food and coffee, but serving products that we’re proud of.” A driver that is vital to the Powell brother’s business acumen is the positive effect of human interaction. When locals or visitors and regulars or newcomers alike walk into Drift, they automatically become part of the atmosphere. “Community is what our lives are made of, and when we can provide a place

Below: The Powell brothers and their staff members in the Ocean Isle Beach location.

that isn’t so much about the transaction or getting people in and out the door, then we’ve met our goal,” Michael says. The brothers are very intentional about their interaction with customers and their staff. They want to have a positive impact on a person’s day. They want the passion they put into their food and coffee to inspire passion in their customers, who will hopefully put their own passion into serving something greater than themselves. For Ben and Michael, the value of human relationships applies to their staff too. As the brothers learned after refocusing from the self-oriented, solitariness of surfing, it’s a lot more fun to work with people and create a team where they can challenge each other, share feedback and work toward a common goal. “So much of what I’ve learned so far is wanting our employees to have an enjoyable experience,” Ben says. “It’s not just about getting a paycheck, but they actually enjoy coming to work here,” Ben says. “We’re all going up this mountain together. That inspires me to be the best leader I can be.” The shop has been so successful that they’re expanding to Wilmington this summer. The brothers are working with Mikey Wiseman, a chef who trained in Australia, to create and cook menu items at their Wilmington location; it will be similar in simplicity and focus but exceptionally creative. They hope to have the shop open sometime this summer. The expansion will give them more of a year-round focus. “That’s one challenge of living and working [in Ocean Isle Beach],” says Michael. “We stay open year round, but we go through the ebbs and flows of serving hundreds of people some days in the summer to serving tens of people in the off season. “ Michael knows that they are not reinventing the wheel. “We’re just having fun and we want to serve people in a way that’s meaningful,” he says. “Anyone can do what we do, but when your intentions are in the right place, that’s where it comes back to being a different experience.” When Michael first walked away from surfing, he felt he was leaving his dream behind. “I felt like [opening Drift] was something that would give me a chance to give to others,” he says. “It just seemed like the right thing to do.” And as both he and Ben can attest, maybe we’re not limited to just one dream. n

Want to go? Drift Coffee & Kitchen 20 E. Second Avenue, Ocean Isle Beach (910) 579-3664 driftcoffee.kitchen

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Novant Brunswick Medical Center Foundation’s Flip Flop Ball

Desiree & Kelvin Dunston

Shelbourn Stevens & Barbara Stevens

Shannon & Fred Gore

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Sharon & Randy Thompson, Dinah Gore, Michael Fink & Mandi Thompson

Lynette Pinkston, Stephanie Herron and Lisa Smith

Anthony and Dorrie Mascolo

Pam Fisher & Jeff Chamberlin

Kimmie Durham & Beth Elliott

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Novant Brunswick Medical Center Foundation’s Flip Flop Ball

Kay Limon, Natalie Clark & Jim Carney

Lynne & Michael Wiggins

Barbara Stephens & Michael Fulp

Mike Merritt, Mike Miller, June Baker, Tony Creech, Richard Collier & George Hobbs

Mark & Bella Said, Josh & Lisa Dobstaff, Michael & Lannin Braddock, Kristen Phelps & Ashley Carmichael

Gene and Becky Steadman

JeanLynn & Tim King

Stacey Bridges, Kimmie Durham, Tim Greenhouse & Tammy Barboza

Heather & Dr. George Bell

Dr. Gowd and Vijaya Nagaraj

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Dosher Volunteers Award College Scholarships Dosher Volunteers at Dosher Memorial Hospital have awarded $3,000 scholarships to each of three women who are pursuing college studies in the healthcare field. The students are Rylee Ashburn, Hannah M. Combs and Eliza J. Fish. Ashburn, a 2017 graduate from South Brunswick High School, plans to study medicine at East Carolina University. Combs works as a licensed practical nurse for Brunswick County Detention Center and is studying at Brunswick Community College to become a registered nurse. She graduated from South Brunswick High in 2012. Fish graduated from West Brunswick High School this month and plans to study medicine at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Dosher Volunteers are an independent group of women and men formed in 1972 to serve patients at Dosher Memorial Hospital.

Shallotte Rotary Donates to Brunswick Community College Shallotte Rotary Club donated $12,879 to Brunswick Community College to fund 19 scholarships in their Workforce Development programs. Jiaire Gamble, a past scholarship recipient, recently graduated from their Welding Program and spoke to the club about the positive impact the scholarship and the program had on his life. The Shallotte Rotary Club meets at Planet Fun on Thursday’s from 12:30 to 1:30 pm.

Southern Living Idea House on Bald Head Island Opens for Public Tours Located at 204 Whale Head Way in Bald Head Island’s Cape Fear Station neighborhood, the Southern Living Idea House on Bald Head Island is designed to provide creative ideas and inspiration and will be prominently featured in the August issue of Southern Living. The Idea House will be open Wednesday to Sunday through Labor Day and on weekends in September and October. A portion of all house tour ticket sales benefits the nonprofit Old Baldy Foundation, which works to protect the island’s 200-year-old lighthouse. PHOTOGRAPHY: CONTRIBUTED

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ATMC Presents Scholarships to Local Seniors

ATMC has presented $2,000 scholarships to four local high school seniors: Victor Jimenez, Dylan Long, Andrew Phillips and Bailey Skipper. Applicants were interviewed by representatives from Brunswick Community College. Selection was based on academics, involvement in school and community activities and interview skills. ATMC has awarded more than $77,000 in scholarships to 53 students since 2002. ATMC is a memberowned cooperative providing a multitude of communications services, including telephone, business systems, wireless, Internet/Broadband, cable television service and ATMC Security in Brunswick and Columbus counties in southeastern North Carolina. PHOTOGRAPHY: CONTRIBUTED

Local Student Receives Roger Alan Cox Scholarship through Foundation for Rural Service Brunswick County student Victor Jimenez was recently selected as a recipient for the Roger Alan Cox Memorial Scholarship through the Foundation for Rural Services (FRS). Jimenez is a graduating senior from Brunswick County’s Early College High School. Jimenez plans to study mechanical engineering at North Carolina State University in the fall.

American Legion Post 543 Thanks St. James Service Club Every year The American Legion Department of North Carolina and its Auxiliary conduct Tar Heel Boys’ and Girls’ State leadership programs during the summer. High school juniors are selected at the end of a competitive process and invited to attend. Each state’s program varies, but in general program participants are divided into subgroups referred to as cities. The citizens of each of these cities elect mock municipal officials and


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representatives to the mock state legislature. Many programs also have a county level as well. The participants also elect state officials, such as governor, lieutenant governor and other statelevel officials mirroring their actual state. The legislature meets to organize, elect leaders and pass bills, in a way that is similar to how their actual state legislature operates. Some programs tend to have a more traditional educational focus, providing speakers and training throughout the week and then concluding with mock political functions. Other programs take a more hands-on approach by running the mock government activities all week. The American Legion Post 543 and other posts in the area partner with the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 503 to fund these young Americans to learn more about how the government functions. Post 543 has received donations on an annual basis from the Southport/Oak Island Kiwanis St. James Service Club. This year four men and three women were selected to attend.

Knights Awards Academic Scholarships

Knights of Columbus, Sacred Heart Council #12537 of Southport awarded $11,000 in academic scholarships to graduating seniors during the South Brunswick High School Senior Awards Night. The recipients were presented the awards in recognition of their total academic achievement, community involvement, financial need and participation in school activities at South Brunswick High School. This is the Knight’s ninth year in awarding scholarships at South Brunswick, totaling $96,000. Knights of Columbus Youth Director Rob Kirwan presented the scholarships at the ceremony. PHOTOGRAPHY: CONTRIBUTED

Coastal Harmonizers Receive Grant Brunswick Arts Council recently provided the Coastal Harmonizers with a grant of $500. According to Director Barbara Berry the money will assist them in their goal to spread music

throughout Brunswick County. The Coastal Harmonizers was formed in 2011 with 10 members and has grown to its current size of 27. Since 2013 they have been a member of Carolinas District of the Barbershop Harmony Society. They meet at 6:30 pm each Thursday at Brunswick Senior Resource Center in Shallotte.

First Bank Donates to the Brunswick Arts Council First Bank recently donated $750 to Brunswick Arts Council (BAC). BAC thanks Senior Vice President David Kesterson and Branch Manager Kim Swanson for their generosity and dedication in partnering with BAC to preserve and support the arts in Brunswick County.

TiLt and CIS Partner to Provide Educational Programming Brunswick County 4-H Teens in Leadership Training (TiLT) program and Communities in School of Brunswick County, Inc. (CIS) have partnered at Southport Elementary School to provide educational programming on the importance of healthy living to the youth that attend the CIS after-school program. This 10-week program was led by three TiLT members: Raegan Dumproff, Reilly Dumproff and Sadie Huntley. The program was based on a Junior Master Gardener’s curriculum called “Learn, Grow, Eat, Go.” During this program the youth planted and grew a container garden from seeds and by transplanting seedlings. They grew radishes, kale, watermelons, snap peas, basil and zucchini. Throughout the course of the program the participants tasted a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, which was one of their favorite parts. The TiLT youth volunteers started the program by educating the youth on what plants need to grow and different plant parts. Each week the participants worked in the garden and learned about different components of living a healthy lifestyle. Each of the participants went home with a lunch box, a Frisbee, an ice pack and healthy snacks thanks to a grant provided by the Walmart Foundation.

BAC Awards Scholarships to Local Students Each year Brunswick Arts Council awards scholarships to deserving students seeking to begin higher education and/or vocational studies beyond secondary education. Prior to awarding the scholarship, BAC reviews Brunswick County Schools’ student applicants from various social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds who are interested in educational opportunities for scholarships that will empower those recipients to become informed and educated contributors to society. This year BAC awarded Anna Throckmorton and Maggie Brown with $1,000 scholarships. Summer 2017

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Anna Throckmorton is a strong academic student at West Brunswick High School. She plans to attend Appalachian State University. She hopes to major in an area related to the arts and sciences. Initially, a shy student, Throckmorton began taking theatre classes from a suggestion by her father and grew to love performing. She has earned major roles in a number of plays and has written and directed various scenes. Another passion of hers is music. She plays the guitar and the trumpet, is taking voice lessons and says that she enjoys learning all genres of music.

In addition to loving the arts, she also enjoys science, especially biology, earth science and oceanography. Brown will be attending Elon University to major in journalism and English and continue with her love of writing and publications. Brown was a well-rounded academic student at Early College High School. She was vice-president of Student Government; a tutor in the Writing Lab at BCC; editor of the literary magazine; a member of the National Honor Society; editor of the yearbook; member of the Music Club singing and playing such instruments as the keyboard, guitar, ukulele and the mandolin; a team member of Quiz Bowl; worker at International Sports Camp teaching Wilderness hiking classes; a member of a mission trip to Washington, D.C., to serve in community outreach; a Bible study teacher; a church music leader; a defense attorney for Teen Court at the Brunswick County Courthouse; an elections’ poll worker; and a photographer for a magazine among other things.

19 Graduate from Leadership Brunswick County R. Marc Jordan, president/CEO of North Myrtle Beach, SC Chamber of Commerce gave an inspiring keynote address during the 2016-2017 Leadership Brunswick County Graduation Ceremony. Leadership Brunswick County is a program sponsored by Brunswick Community College and the Brunswick County, North Brunswick and Southport-Oak Island Area chambers of commerce to develop a corps of informed, committed and qualified individuals capable of providing dynamic leadership for Brunswick County. It is designed to identify highly motivated, emerging leaders and educate them about the needs of the community as well as the dynamics of social and economic changes. The 2016–17 Leadership Brunswick County graduates are: Ronald Barnes, Michael Callahan, Chrissy Coor, Dee Crocker, Susan Cruse, Carey Dickinson, Cynthia Padgett Henry, Marcé Hunt Musser, Lannin Kerry Braddock, Tim Lowe, Cyndy Nantz,

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William Raphael, Fallon Smith, Kimberly Spivey, Kristin Tait, Christian Viera, Suzanne West, Becky Whiteside and Tyler Wittkofsky.

American Legion Post 543 Presents Scholarships

American Legion Post 543 joined several civic and military organizations in presenting scholarships as well as recognizing the achievements of seniors graduating from South Brunswick High School at the Senior Awards Night. American Legion Post 543 on behalf of Southport/Oak Island Kiwanis Club, St. James Service Club, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 503, the Stewart Family and Mr. Mark Bachara presented scholarships for Boys and Girls State, the North Carolina Trooper Program and The Richie Stewart “Hat Trick” scholarship. Recipients were Charles Blackburn, Alec Grooms, Jesse Narron, Gary Crowden, Laney Watts and Hannah Pieper. PHOTOGRAPHY: CONTRIBUTED

Knights of Columbus Presents Gifts to 17 Brunswick County Charities The Knights of Columbus Sacred Heart Council #12537 of Southport gifted 17 Brunswick County charities $33,000 at The Knights May 10 business meeting. These gifts were made possible through the Knights Annual Charity Golf Tournament, bimonthly Italian Night Dinners and Operation LAMB Foundation (Least Among My Brothers), otherwise known as the Tootsie Roll campaign. None of this would have been possible if not for the generous support offered through the merchants, agencies, companies and people of Brunswick County. Over an 18-year period, Sacred Heart Knights have gifted more than $345,000 to Brunswick County charities. Proceeds from LAMB were gifted to Brunswick Special Olympics, Brunswick County Exceptional Children Program, Communities in Schools and the Brunswick Interagency Program. Funds from the Knights Annual Golf Tournament and Italian Night Dinners were gifted to Providence Home, Interfaith Food Pantry, First in Families, Adult Free Medical Clinic, Computers for Kids, Hope Harbor

Home, New Hope Clinic, First in Families, Mathew’s Ministries, Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Brunswick Housing Opportunities, Boys and Girls Homes and Brunswick County Sheriff’s Project LifeSaver Program.

The Academy of Coastal Carolina Receives National Archery in Schools Grant The Academy of Coastal Carolina was selected to receive a National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) startup grant from the North Carolina Wildlife Commission. The grant will allow the Academy to expand its archery program and compete with other local schools in elementary, middle and high school divisions. The National Archery in Schools Program targets fourth to twelfth grades and introduces the sport of archery as a way for youth to improve focus, school attendance and physical activity levels as well as encourage students to spend more time outdoors. The grant will cover 75 percent of the equipment costs and certification of several parent and teacher coaches. Six Academy parents and teachers, including Athletic Director Jan Tonkin, basketball coach Frank Kenney, April Owens, Ginger Taylor, Cane Faircloth and Jeff Kalp, were trained as Basic Archery Instructors in early May by State Archery Education Coordinator Lee Scripture. The Academy’s first intraschool archery competition was on May 22. Leland Middle School and the Roger Bacon Academies in Leland and Supply also currently participate in the National Archery in Schools Program. PHOTOGRAPHY: CONTRIBUTED

The Academy of Coastal Carolina Will Move High School to New Beginnings Church To accommodate future growth and expansion, The Academy of Coastal Carolina will move grades 9 to 12 to New Beginnings Church for the 2017–18 school year. New Beginnings, at 730 Whiteville Road in Shallotte, has a history of partnering with community organizations for the purpose of making a collective Summer 2017

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difference in the people’s lives. The Academy of Coastal Carolina, which is currently in its tenth year of operation, has experienced a 35 percent increase in student enrollment over the past two years. Additional classrooms and activity space are needed to accommodate the increase in enrollment, as well as additional extracurricular offerings, athletics and robotics programs. The school currently offers educational programming for preschool through 12th grade and has more than 100 students enrolled. School director Terry Cox says she anticipates another enrollment increase for the 2017–18 academic year.

ATMC Awards $25,000 in Community Grants

Hope Harbor Home – Provides funds to update crawlspace of the shelter and office building. New Hope Clinic – Provides supplies for restorative and preventative dental care for uninsured residents. Paws-Ability – Program to teach children how to be responsible pet owners, how to approach dogs and the importance of safety and compassion for animals. Power Walking Ministries – Provides tennis shoes for schoolaged children in need. Samara’s Village – Provides space equipped with computers for pregnant and parenting teens to continue their schoolwork. South Brunswick Interchurch Council – Provides food and necessities for a non-denominational food pantry serving residents of Brunswick County. Southport Oak Island Food Pantry – Provides nutritious food to the elderly with illnesses or limited income. United Communities Assistance Network – Funds day camp for at-risk youth to enhance protective factors against drug and alcohol abuse. PHOTOGRAPHY: CONTRIBUTED

ATMC recently awarded community grant funds totaling $25,000 to 14 organizations serving Brunswick County. The funds were part of the cooperative’s grant program, which has awarded $570,000 in community and education grants to 342 programs since its inception in 2006. ATMC CEO O’Neal Miller commended the recipients on their dedication to the community. 2017 grant recipients were: Assistance League of Greater Wilmington – Provides backpacks filled with clothing, hygiene items and books to students in need in Brunswick County Schools. Brunswick County 4-H, NC Cooperative Extension – Covers cost for local youth to attend the Teens in Leadership Training and National Health Living Summit. Brunswick County Literacy Council – Promotes literacy and offers tutoring to assist adult residents in improving their basic reading, writing, math, computer and life skills. Brunswick Family Assistance – Provides financial assistance to Brunswick County residents in need. Civietown Volunteer Fire & Rescue – Provides funds to replace outdated fire truck hoses and enable fire trucks to connect to unlimited supplies of water. The First Tee of Brunswick County – Provides items for multischool competition that reinforces life skills, character education and golf skills. 102

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Southport Woman’s Club and the City of Southport Sponsor Arts Festival Southport Woman’s Club and the City of Southport sponsored an Arts Festival featuring more than 187 entries by students from South Brunswick High School, South Brunswick Middle School, members of the Junior Woman’s Club and the Southport Woman’s Club. The festival included a public reception on January 31 and an awards luncheon on February 1. More than $500 in prizes was awarded to winning students. All first place winners moved on to compete at the district and state levels.

Successful Wine Fest Fundraiser Held at Museum of Coastal Carolina On April 29 Museum of Coastal Carolina hosted its annual Wine Fest fundraiser. More than 250 people enjoyed tasting wine, bidding on auction items and sampling food from Roberto’s Ristorante, Angelo’s Pizzeria & Bistro and Ocean Isle Fish Company. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to maintain facilities and exhibits at the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach and Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach. The Ocean Isle Museum Foundation (OIMF) thanks Planning Committee Chairman Stan Barwikowski and major sponsors Jim and Cherry Myers, First Citizen’s Bank & Trust Co., Dan and Linda Lynes, Carolina Creations Landscapes, Coastal Pool/PPM and Sloane


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Realty. In addition they offer thanks to Petrea Imports for providing the wine, OIB Chapter of the American Wine Society, wine tasting judges Dana Keeler, Rege Duralia, Jane Duralia and David Caruso, and Silver Coast Winery for sponsoring this year’s Wine Fest Amateur Wine Competition. The evening would not have been possible without the longtime support of the OIMF board of trustees, staff and dedicated volunteers.

Oak Island Host Lighthouse Walk/Run

Shallotte Mayor Declares GFWC Federation Day Shallotte Mayor Walt Eccard declared April 24 as GFWCSouth Brunswick Islands Woman’s Club and Shallotte Junior Woman’s Club Federation Day in Shallotte. Mayor Eccard was a special guest at the GFWC-SBI April meeting, held at the Shallotte Town Hall, and presented both clubs with a proclamation in recognition of the clubs’ service to the community over the years. For more than 40 years, the Shallotte Junior Woman’s Club (SJWC) has been instrumental in a host of community events, including the formation of the Rourk Public Library, the annual Arts Festival, the Easter Bunny Brunch, the provision of scholarships to local high school seniors, and support of the Brunswick County Relay for Life, where club members have hosted the Cancer Survivors’ Reception. Karmen Smith, SJWC President, said the club is a strong advocate for community service and young families. The South Brunswick Islands Woman’s Club has been serving the community for 28 years. Its members have volunteered more than 70,000 hours since the club was chartered and have contributed more than $525,000 in monetary and in-kind donations to local, state and international organizations. Annual events include the SOUPer Bowl (a benefit to feed the hungry), Juleps & Jazz, the Quarter Auction and scholarships for students at local high schools and Brunswick Community College.

Foundation Announces New Board Members Ocean Isle Museum Foundation, Inc. (OIMF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kristin Rahn and Lisa Mosca to its Board of Directors. Rahn is the director of Predictive Analytics Product Management at Pitney Bowes, where she recommends product enhancements and go-to-market strategies as well as develops new data science software platform. Rahn currently resides in Ocean Isle and is very excited to be a part of the Ocean Isle Museum Foundation. Mosca has been a resident of Ocean Isle since 2006. She is the business owner of Sand and Sun Weddings, a member of Canine Angels Therapy Dog Service, OIPOA board member and office holder, and has been a volunteer for the OIMF for eight years. She founded a nonprofit community theatre, The Act 2 Theatre Company in Clarksburg, WV.

Participants ran through the Oak Island to participate in the Oak Island Lighthouse Walk/Run on Saturday, April 22. Dosher Memorial Hospital sponsored the event and offered fitness activities for all levels with a half-marathon, 10K, 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. Lighthouse Run/Walk participants were encouraged to run in their favorite Jimmy Buffett-inspired attire. Additional activities for participants included a Welcome Party on Friday night with live entertainment and Saturday’s Chalk Art at the Start, live entertainment and fun contests like the Flip Flop Fling, Hula Hoop and Miss Latitude and Mr. Longitude. PHOTOGRAPHY: CONTRIBUTED

American Legion Post 543 Area Veteran’s Organizations Form an Alliance to Assist the Youth of Brunswick County American Legion Post 543 St. James and Wilmington’s 40 & 8 Voiture 245 combined forces on June 4 at Horseplay Farms/Our Heroes Inc. in Bolivia to provide tuition assistance for veterans’ dependents and children with physical, emotional and special needs. These youngsters will be introduced to a five-hour Horse Sense Workshop to learn skills from basic horsemanship and grooming to personal space barriers. Equine therapy has been proven to be quite beneficial in developmental therapy. The next stop was to the Brunswick County Youth Council Inc. (BCYC) LAX BBQ fund raising event. This fledgling organization is looking to introduce the children of Brunswick County to opportunities combining fellowship, scholarships and programs that may have been underutilized until now.

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his year marks an impressive 40-year milestone for award-winning, regional

homebuilder Bill Clark Homes. What started in 1977 as Clark Construction in Greenville, N.C., has today grown into one of the nation’s Top 100 homebuilders. And they’re just getting started. Focused on providing the best value for the homebuyer’s hard-earned money, Bill

Bill Clark Homes is celebrating 40 years of homebuilding excellence and thousands of homes built across the Carolinas.

Clark Homes has successfully built thousands of new homes across the Carolinas and throughout southeastern North Carolina, and its homeowners fill Brunswick County neighborhoods like Sunset Ridge, The Retreat at Ocean Isle Beach and Traemoor at Arbor Creek. Popular Wilmington communities include River Oaks, Belle Meade and the homebuilder’s newest, Hanover Lakes. “Over four decades, we have celebrated a multitude of accomplishments,” says Heath Clark, president of Bill Clark HomesWilmington. “Our proudest achievement remains the growing roster of families that have trusted us to build their home. We look forward to welcoming many more satisfied new owners in the years ahead.”

Shining Bright Bill Clark Homes was recently awarded the prestigious Best Builder Duke Energy Award

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home to our homeowners.” Each home is independently tested and scored on the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index, which is a scale for how home energy is measured and communicated. The

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lower the HERS score, the lower the

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home built in the Carolinas receives a score

can walk!) to the local grocery store,

of 85. Based on energy performance on

incredible restaurants and quaint shops. A

average, Bill Clark Homes receives a score of

three-bedroom, two-bath home with a

56 on each new home.

two-car garage begins at just $270,000.

Why does Bill Clark Homes receive such

Residents love the lap pool and outdoor

an impressive rating? It’s all about the

cabana featuring a built-in gas grill, large

energy-efficient materials, such as radiant

gathering area and a big-screen TV.

barrier roofing, top-rated insulation, Energy

You’re invited to discover all the award-

for the Coastal Region. By partnering with

Star–rated kitchen appliances, Low-E high

winning homebuilder’s neighborhoods by

Duke Energy Progress, Bill Clark Homes has

performance vinyl windows, weather

visiting their website, complete with a large

committed to following a strict code of

resistant house wrap, low-consumption

portfolio of interactive 3D virtual tours.

energy-efficient homebuilding standards

faucets and toilets, high-efficiency HVAC

and practices. These standards are paying

systems and much more.

off in a big way when homeowners receive their monthly electricity bills. Homeowners who build a programeligible home save, on average, 5,000kWh each year. Over a 30-year period, this savings equals nearly $16,000 subtracted from utility bills. 104

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Progress Makes Perfect The flagship community of Sunset Ridge continues to soar. At completion, the neighborhood will showcase just over 400 single-family homes and is planned for 100 townhomes. Location is everything, and

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Brunswick Forest BY D e n i c e P a t t e r s o n

CONTRIBUTED PHOTOs

At 10 years, the community is flourishing with 16 diverse neighborhoods and a wealth of amenities.

B

runswick Forest is a place where neighbors are more than neighbors —

they are family. Located 10 minutes from historic downtown Wilmington, the award-winning, 4,500-acre development offers 16 diverse neighborhoods featuring upscale town homes, low-maintenance patio homes, spacious golf course estates, stately

The newly renovated, 18,000-squarefoot Fitness & Wellness Center offers a place to meet friends and relax.

Cape Fear National offers 18 holes of award-winning golf and a new fleet of GPS equipped carts.

traditional classics and charming bungalows. While each Brunswick Forest neighborhood has its own distinctive character, open space is a common theme, as are gracious parks, walkways and nature trails. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2017, the community is flourishing with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, well-lit tennis and pickleball courts, and a well-equipped fitness and wellness center. It borders Town Creek, a hub for canoeing, kayaking and fishing, and there are miles upon miles of walking, biking and nature trails. The spacious Community Commons is a gathering place for resident activities such as book clubs, card games and cooking classes. The cornerstone of the Brunswick Forest developer team is Lord Baltimore Capital Corporation, a nearly $2 billion private investment organization and division of Amoco, one of the country’s first oil companies. Since 1921 Lord Baltimore Capital Corporation has been recognized as a respected steward that understands the responsibility of sensitive development and the importance of planning for the long term. Because of the financial strength of the developer and a complete absence of debt in the community, residents have peace of mind in an amenity-rich community. “We are proud to provide such an ample variety of home and lifestyles here in

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northern Brunswick County,” says Brunswick

Banyan Bay is the newest neighborhood — a

Forest Director of Sales and Marketing Jerry

gated enclave of Florida-inspired homes

Helms, who is a Brunswick County native.

promising resort-like living.

“So we are delighted to have something for everyone.” For instance, Cypress Pointe has classic Southern architecture in a neighborhood of trees draped with Spanish moss. Front

The Villages at Brunswick Forest is a vibrant town center with shopping, dining and medical offices at the entrance to the community. Nearly 1,800 families call Brunswick

porches, handsome columns and gas lanterns

Forest home, and the Brunswick Forest

add to the charm. Cape Fear National offers up

family grows every day. Marcia and Frank

to half-acre home sites on the Tim Cates–

Kramarz relocated from New Hampshire.

designed, 18-hole, must-play golf course.

“We chose the area for the climate, but we

Meadow Park is a family favorite with

chose Brunswick Forest for the people and

delightful homes, a central playground and a

the activities,” they say. “Making friends here

dog park for your four-legged friends.

has been easy and rewarding. Brunswick

Tennyson Village includes low-maintenance

Forest is a great place to call home.”

coastal town homes in a quiet neighborhood. The classic coastal homes of Park Landing are within walking distance of the Fitness & Wellness Center and Community Commons. Nearby, Parkway Crossing offers a variety of home styles, with something for every lifestyle. The expansive Shelmore neighborhood touts neo-traditional homes and coastal classic designs. It is sprinkled with pocket

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parks and is home to the 3-acre Hammock

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It’sinyournature tochoosethebest. Come home to award-winning, amenity-rich living. Brunswick Forest offers a coastal by nature lifestyle surrounded by scenic marshes, winding creeks and stunning ocean beaches. Residents enjoy all the region has to offer, as well as an outstanding selection of lovely homes and an abundance of truly exceptional amenities. Cape Fear National ® Golf • Fitness Center • Walking & Biking Trails • Tennis & Pickleball Indoor & Outdoor Pools • Town Creek River Launch • The Villages Shopping Center

if it’s in your nature to seek excellence, we look forward to yourvisit. Must play course Pickleball Courts Model Homes Kayaking

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PREMIER HOME SITES FROM THE $70s ELEGANT HOMES FROM THE $200s

Obtain the Property Report required by Federal Law and read it before signing anything. No Federal agency has judged the merits or value, if any, of these properties. The features and amenities described and depicted herein are based upon current development plans, which are subject to change without notice. This is not an offer to sell or solicitation of offers to buy real estate in any jurisdiction where registration or advance qualification is required but not completed. © Brunswick Forest Realty, LLC Licensed NC Real Estate Brokerage Firm

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Logan Homes BY D e n i c e P a t t e r s o n

After three decades of building luxurious homes in coastal North Carolina, Logan Homes has expanded to Beaufort and Bluffton, S.C.

S

ince 1986 Logan Homes has been building quality homes in the

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

Logan offers 15 in-house design collections that encompass numerous floor plans.

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

he knew he wanted to provide luxury and quality not only to individual homes, but also to entire developments. Thirty-one years later, Logan and his team are still hard at work improving and growing Logan Homes. They have built a solid reputation as a preferred builder in developments such as Brunswick Forest, Compass Pointe, Helms Port, Landfall, Palmetto Creek, River Landing, St. James Plantation, Waterford and Winding River. With 15 in-house home-design collections that encompass numerous floor plans, Logan Homes has a home design for just about anyone. They also will build on your private home site. Logan Homes’ newest venture is its expansion into coastal South Carolina. The company is building homes on popular Dataw Island (near Beaufort), which Travel & Leisure magazine named one of the Top 100 Golf Communities in America. Additionally, Logan Homes is building dream homes in Hampton Lake and Hampton Hall, master planned communities near Bluffton. In order to meet the needs of their South Carolina clients, the company is proud to announce that they are currently working on a second design studio near Bluffton, slated to open in the coming months. Regardless of location, personalization is a key component of a Logan Homes build.

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Located in the Leland area of Brunswick County, the Logan Design Studio is a

For most people, the Logan experience doesn’t end with the move-in. “Once a client

homebuilder’s playground. The

builds with Logan Homes, they become part

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

of the family,” Logan says.

beautiful outdoor studio, is staffed by

For the past three decades, thousands of

experienced designers, ready to assist those

homeowners have enjoyed the luxury of

who are embarking on a dream home-

owning a Logan home and are happy to

building experience.

share their experiences of building with

A buyer, under the guidance of these

Logan Homes. To read what customers have

design specialists, can see and touch the

to say about building with Logan Homes,

materials that will be used to build their

check the website for customer reviews and

new home, from cabinets and countertops

homeowner testimonials.

to outdoor grills and pergolas. For those who prefer the full-scale approach, Logan Homes has dozens of model homes that showcase the thousands of options that Logan Homes offers, all ready for visitors at a moment’s notice. Whether you’re living locally or out of state during the process, everyone at Logan Homes works together to ensure a smooth homebuilding experience. “We use cutting-edge technologies and streamlined processes that make building their dream home as easy as 1, 2, 3,” says Logan. “We are more than a group of dedicated building professionals, we are a family.”

Logan Homes (800) 761-4707 LoganHomes.com


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SNIPPETS

A Flight of Passage at Cape Fear Regional Jetport On June 10 at Cape Fear Regional Jetport nearly two dozen children and teens got to experience what it would be like to be a pilot. In an event known as A Flight of Passage, 23 children ages 8 to 17 were taken into the sky by five planes with Experimental Aircraft Association’s Chapter 939 of Oak Island. The Young Eagles program sponsored the event, allowing aspiring pilots to experience the beauty of the area and an opportunity to learn all about flying. The pilots explained what happens during the flights, discussed the airplane, shared an aeronautical chart and performed a pre-flight walk around the aircraft. Each ride lasted 15 to 20 minutes and at the end the children received a Young Eagles logbook. PHOTOGRAPHY: BARBARA SAMMONS

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SNIPPETS

Grand Opening for New Clubhouse at Lockwood Folly Lockwood Folly Country Club in Holden Beach celebrated the grand opening of its two-story clubhouse on Friday, May 12. The celebration included lunch in the new second-story ballroom overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Lockwood Folly offered a complimentary round of golf to those who wanted to celebrate in true golfer style. The clubhouse, which was under construction for two years, includes a restaurant, ballroom, bar, gym, library and pro shop. The porch swings and hammocks along the beautiful waterway are sure to take your worries away.

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Shallotte inlet tide chart

D a t e

August September October High Tide

AM

Low Tide

PM

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

AM

PM

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

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

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AM

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PM

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1

3:49 am

3.9

4:35 pm

4.6

10:18 am

0.8 11:06 pm 1.1

1

4:52 am

4

5:33 pm

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5:06 am

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5:41 pm

5

11:41 am

1.1

2

4:38 am

3.9

5:23 pm

4.7

11:10 am

0.7 11:57 pm

1

2

5:43 am

4.1

6:20 pm

5

12:08 am

1.1 12:14 pm 0.9

2

5:56 am

4.6

6:28 pm

5.2

12:14 am

0.9 12:31 pm 0.8

3

5:29 am

3.9

6:10 pm

4.8

11:59 am

0.7

4

6:18 am

3.9

6:56 pm

5

5

7:05 am

4.1

7:39 pm

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7:48 am

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6:31 am

4.3

7:05 pm

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12:53 am

0.9

1:01 pm

0.6

3

6:43 am

4.9

7:12 pm

5.4

12:58 am

0.6

1:18 pm

0.5

12:44 am 0.8 12:46 pm 0.6

4

7:17 am

4.6

7:47 pm

5.4

1:36 am

0.6

1:46 pm

0.5

4

7:28 am

5.3

7:56 pm

5.6

1:41 am

0.3

2:04 pm

0.3

5.1

1:29 am

0.7

1:30 pm

0.4

5

7:59 am

4.8

8:27 pm

5.5

2:17 am

0.4

2:30 pm

0.3

5

8:12 am

5.6

8:38 pm

5.7

2:23 am

0

2:50 pm

0.1

8:19 pm

5.3

2:11 am

0.5

2:13 pm

0.3

6

8:40 am

5.1

9:07 pm

5.6

2:57 am

0.2

3:13 pm

0.2

6

8:55 am

5.9

9:22 pm

5.7

3:05 am

-0.2 3:36 pm

4.4

8:57 pm

5.3

2:51 am

0.3

2:55 pm

0.2

7

9:21 am

5.3

9:47 pm

5.5

3:38 am

0

3:57 pm

0.2

7

9:41 am

6

10:09 pm

5.5

3:49 am

-0.3 4:24 pm

0

9:08 am

4.5

9:35 pm

5.3

3:31 am

0.2

3:37 pm

0.2

8

10:03 am

5.4

10:30 pm

5.4

4:19 am

-0.1 4:42 pm

0.2

8

10:29 am

6

10:59 pm

5.3

4:35 am

-0.3 5:14 pm

0.1

-0.2 6:06 pm

0

9:47 am

4.6

10:14 pm

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4:10 am

0.1

4:19 pm

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9

10:50 am

5.5

11:18 pm

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5:01 am

-0.1

5:29 pm

0.3

9

11:22 am

5.9

11:56 pm

5.1

5:23 am

10 10:29 am

4.7

10:55 pm

5.1

4:49 am

0

5:02 pm

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6:19 pm

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6:14 am

0

7:03 pm

11 11:14 am

4.8

11:41 pm

5

5:29 am

0

5:47 pm

0.4

11 12:12 am

5

12:39 pm

5.5

6:33 am

0

7:14 pm

0.6

11 12:59 am

4.9

1:25 pm

5.7

7:10 am

0.2

8:06 pm

0.7

12

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6:11 am

0

6:34 pm

0.5

12

1:12 am

4.8

1:40 pm

5.5

7:26 am

0.2

8:17 pm

0.8

12

2:04 am

4.8

2:29 pm

5.6

8:12 am

0.4

9:16 pm

0.8

13 12:32 am

4.8

1:00 pm

5

6:56 am

0

7:28 pm

0.6

13

2:14 am

4.7

2:43 pm

5.5

8:25 am

0.3

9:28 pm

0.9

13

3:09 am

4.8

3:33 pm

5.5

9:22 am

0.5 10:27 pm 0.8

14

1:28 am

4.7

1:58 pm

5.1

7:46 am

0

8:29 pm

0.7

14

3:17 am

4.7

3:45 pm

5.5

9:32 am

0.4 10:40 pm 0.8

14

4:12 am

4.9

4:34 pm

5.5

10:33 am

0.5 11:30 pm 0.6

15

2:27 am

4.6

2:58 pm

5.3

8:42 am

0.1

9:38 pm

0.7

15

4:20 am

4.8

4:47 pm

5.6

10:42 am

0.3 11:45 pm 0.6

15

5:12 am

5

5:33 pm

5.4

11:38 am

0.4

16

3:27 am

4.6

3:58 pm

5.4

9:45 am

0.1 10:50 pm 0.6

16

5:22 am

4.9

5:48 pm

5.7

11:47 am

0.2

16

6:10 am

5.2

6:28 pm

5.4

12:24 am 0.4 12:36 pm 0.3

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17

4:29 am

4.6

4:59 pm

5.6

10:51 am

18

5:31 am

4.7

6:00 pm

5.8

11:55 am -0.2

0

19

6:33 am

4.9

6:59 pm

5.9

12:55 am

11:56 pm 0.4

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17

6:22 am

5.1

6:45 pm

5.8

12:42 am

0.4 12:46 pm

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18

7:18 am

5.4

7:37 pm

5.8

1:33 am

0.2

0.1 12:55 pm -0.4

19

8:08 am

5.6

8:25 pm

5.8

2:19 am

0

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0

17

7:03 am

5.5

7:18 pm

5.4

1:12 am

0.2

1:27 pm

-0.1

18

7:50 am

5.6

8:03 pm

5.4

1:55 am

0.1

2:14 pm

0.1

2:30 pm -0.2

19

8:34 am

5.7

8:44 pm

5.3

2:35 am

0.1

2:58 pm

0.2

1:40 pm

0.2

20

7:31 am

5.1

7:54 pm

6

1:49 am

-0.1

-0.5

20

8:55 am

5.7

9:09 pm

5.6

3:03 am

0

3:17 pm

-0.1

20

9:14 am

5.7

9:23 pm

5.1

3:14 am

0.2

3:40 pm

0.3

21

8:24 am

5.3

8:44 pm

6

2:40 am

-0.3 2:44 pm -0.6

21

9:40 am

5.6

9:51 pm

5.4

3:44 am

0

4:03 pm

0.1

21

9:53 am

5.6

10:01 pm

4.9

3:51 am

0.3

4:20 pm

0.4

22

9:15 am

5.4

9:32 pm

5.9

3:28 am

-0.3 3:35 pm -0.5

22 10:23 am

5.5

10:32 pm

5.1

4:24 am

0.1

4:46 pm

0.3

22 10:32 am

5.4

10:41 pm

4.6

4:28 am

0.5

5:00 pm

0.6

23 10:04 am

5.4

10:18 pm

5.6

4:14 am

-0.3 4:24 pm -0.3

23 11:07 am

5.4

11:15 pm

4.8

5:02 am

0.3

5:28 pm

0.6

23 11:13 am

5.2

11:22 pm

4.4

5:05 am

0.7

5:40 pm

0.8

24 10:53 am

5.3

11:04 pm

5.3

4:57 am

-0.2 5:12 pm

0

24 11:52 am

5.1

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5:41 am

0.6

6:11 pm

0.9

24 11:58 am

5

---

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5:44 am

0.9

6:22 pm

1

25 11:43 am

5.1

11:52 pm

4.9

5:39 am

0

5:58 pm

0.3

25 12:00 am

4.5

12:40 pm

4.9

6:20 am

0.9

6:55 pm

1.1

25 12:08 am

4.2

12:46 pm

4.8

6:24 am

1.1

7:06 pm

1.2 1.3

26

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1:51 pm

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0.3 0.5

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12:34 pm

5

6:20 am

0.3

6:44 pm

0.7

26 12:49 am

4.3

1:31 pm

4.8

7:02 am

1.1

7:42 pm

1.4

26 12:59 am

4

1:38 pm

4.7

7:09 am

1.3

7:55 pm

27 12:41 am

4.6

1:25 pm

4.8

7:02 am

0.6

7:32 pm

1

27

1:40 am

4.1

2:22 pm

4.7

7:49 am

1.3

8:35 pm

1.5

27

1:52 am

3.9

2:29 pm

4.6

7:59 am

1.4

8:49 pm

1.4

28

1:31 am

4.3

2:16 pm

4.7

7:46 am

0.8

8:24 pm

1.2

28

2:33 am

4

3:12 pm

4.7

8:43 am

1.4

9:34 pm

1.5

28

2:45 am

4

3:20 pm

4.7

8:58 am

1.4

9:46 pm

1.3

9:21 pm

29

2:21 am

4.1

3:05 pm

4.7

8:35 am

1

1.4

29

3:24 am

4

4:03 pm

4.8

9:44 am

1.4 10:33 pm 1.4

29

3:36 am

4.1

4:09 pm

4.8

10:02 am 1.3 10:41 pm 1.1

30

3:11 am

4

3:54 pm

4.7

9:30 am

1.1 10:21 pm 1.4

30

4:15 am

4.1

4:52 pm

4.9

10:45 am

1.3 11:27 pm 1.2

30

4:28 am

4.4

4:59 pm

4.9

11:03 am

1.1 11:32 pm 0.7

31

4:01 am

4

4:44 pm

4.7

10:28 am

1.1

31

5:19 am

4.7

5:48 pm

5.1

11:58 am

0.8

11:17 pm

1.3

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

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ADVERTISERS INDEX Advertiser

Phone# Page#

Advertiser

Phone# Page#

Allstate – R&R Insurance Services, Inc..........................................910-754-6596 100

Josh London, State Farm Agent.........................................................910-383-1303 73

Angelo’s Pizzeria and Bistro....................................................................910-754-2334 12

Kimberly Jo’s Boutique...............................................................................910-579-7670 76

Arbor Landing at Ocean Isle................................................................910-754-8080 58

Kristin Dowdy, State Farm Agent......................................................910-754-9923 73

Art Catering & Events.................................................................................910-755-6642 71

Legacy Homes by Bill Clark......................................................................910-363-1682 36

Austin Oral Surgery.......................................................................................910-769-1605 87

Logan Homes.....................................................................................................800-761-4707 79, 108, 109

Bill Clark Homes.................................................................................................910-575-2933 37, 104, 105

Luxe Home Interiors.....................................................................................910-371-0464 57

Bell & Bell Buick GMC.................................................................................843-399-8300 76

McLeod Seacoast.............................................................................................843-366-3891 17

Blue Heron Gallery.........................................................................................910-575-5088 44

Melony Rice - Intracoastal Realty...........................................................910-712-3515 40

BlueWave Dentistry........................................................................................910-383-2615 38

Mulch & More......................................................................................................910-253-7663 44

Body Edge Fitness Solutions.................................................................910-575-0975 63

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

Boundary House..............................................................................................910-579-8888 13

NHRMC Physicians Group New Hanover Medical Group...............................................................910-662-8888 40

Braddock Built Renovations...................................................................910-754-9635 71 Novant Health.....................................................................................................910-579-8363

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Brick Landing Plantation.............................................................................910-754-2745 14 Ocean Isle Creamery..................................................................................910-579-5300 76 Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce.............................910-754-6644 90 Ocean Isle Family Dentistry....................................................................910-579-6999 57 Brunswick County Dept. of Social Services..................................910-253-2112 58 Permanent Makeup by Theresa...........................................................910-232-1001 71 Brunswick Forest..............................................................................................888-371-2434 15, 106, 107 Point Break Surf & Skate...........................................................................910-477-6203 54 Callahan’s of Calabash................................................................................800-344-3816 20 Pope Real Estate................................................................................................910-619-7673 68 Carolinas Oral and Facial Surgery.......................................................910-762-2618 48 Purple Onion Café...........................................................................................910-755-6071 71 Clark’s Seafood and Chop House......................................................843-399-8888 32 RJB Tax Associates.......................................................................................910-338-3001 54 Coastal Craft Beverage Company....................................................910-575-4458 47 Sea Island Trading Co..................................................................................843-273-0248 30 Coastal Insurance.............................................................................................910-754-4326 22 Seaside United Methodist Church.....................................................910-579-5753 14 Coastal Integrative Health.......................................................................910-755-5400 34 Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q..........................................................910-754-5522 IFC CommWell Health...........................................................................................877-935-5255 84 Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber..........................................800-457-6964 54 Dosher Memorial Hospital........................................................................910-278-6414

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

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Studios at the Livery..................................................................................................................................................73 Sunset Dental....................................................................................................910-575-6300

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EmergeOrtho...................................................................................................910-332-3800 11 Tides at Calabash...............................................................................................866-393-8171 48 Farm Bureau Insurance - Shallotte.....................................................910-754-8175 19 Time 2 Remember Photography........................................................910-253-7428 57 Farm Bureau Insurance - Southport................................................910-457-9559 84 Town of Leland.................................................................................................866-529-0967 68 Foster Insurance..............................................................................................910-755-5100 68 Trusst Builder Group....................................................................................910-371-0304 7 Genie Leigh Photography......................................................................910-470-0456 87 Ultimate Burial & Vault.................................................................................877-828-5826 63 Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes and Fries....................................................910-371-6700 44 University of North Carolina at Wilmington..........................910-962-3000 9 Island Classic Interiors..................................................................................910-579-8477 48 Winds Resort Beach Club........................................................................800-334-3581 63 Islands Art and Books...................................................................................910-579-7757 68 J&K Home Furnishings................................................................................843-249-1882

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Expanding our family medicine Expanding our family medicine clinics clinics for for south south Brunswick Brunswick Dr. Leigh Vaughan and Dr. Kristos Vaughan nurse Dr. Leighwelcome Vaughan and practitioner Dr. Kristos Vaughan Sally Delmastro welcome nurse practitioner Sally Delmastro

Dosher Wellness Center

Dosher 3009 MedicalWellness Plaza Ln. •Center Southport 3009 Medical Plaza Ln. • Southport 910-454-1234 910-454-1234

Physician assistant Amy L. Burger joins Dr. Tom Holland Physician assistant Amy L.and Burger physician assistant Heather Lyles joins Dr. Tom Holland andGoldfuss physician assistant Heather Lyles Goldfuss

Dosher Medical–Oak Island Dosher Island 4700 E. Oak Medical–Oak Island Blvd. • Oak Island 4700 E. Oak910-278-6414 Island Blvd. • Oak Island

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Ask about the new cardiologist and vascular surgeon at Dosher Wellness Center Ask aboutprimary the newcare, cardiologist vascular surgeon Dosher Wellness Center County Six other gyn and and general surgery clinicsatacross southern Brunswick Six othertreatment primary care, gyn and general surgery clinics across southern Brunswick County Walk-in at Dosher Medical-Urgent Care Walk-in treatment at Dosher Medical-Urgent Care For emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department. For emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department.

Visit us online at Dosher.org/clinics Visit us online at Dosher.org/clinics

Dosher does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, or sex.

Summer 2017 Dosher does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, or sex.

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