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Carla Edstrom

Jeffrey Stites

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Chuck and Sue Cothran

Spring Has Finally Sprung


pring is here! Finally! We are always fans of spring, but this year’s just seems a little more magical. The pandemic made this winter one of the longest, toughest I can remember. Some days it felt like it would never end. Winter, the stupid plague, take your pick, neither seemd like it was ever going away. But today the sun is shining, it’s 71 degrees outside, vaccines are quickly becoming readily to available to all, and, though thismay seem silly to you, our Calendar pages are filling up.


atching the entries on our events calendar near the end of each issue disappear a year ago this month and pretty much stay gone for a few issues, was hard. It means so much more than just “something to do.”These events are part of the life of our community. Seeing them slowly increase has been nice, but this month they popped. Take a look. We have art in the park, outdoor classes at the LCAC, kayak tours, and all sorts of fun. Hang in there gang. It’s going to be quite a summer.

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Events Springing Up Leland Has Programs To Get You Outside STORY BY JEFFREY STITES


ith the weather warming up and the pandemic winding down we bet you are ready to get out and DO SOMETHING. The Town of Leland may have just the ticket to get you outside and even get your creative juices flowing with its Art Around Town program. The town, in cooperation with the Brunswick County and North Carolina Arts Councils, is hosting a series of workshops in parks and and at the Leland Cultural Arts Center that explore a variety of visual and performing arts. Perfect for the entire family, these workshops are led by experienced artists and are free to enjoy! Plastic: Lost and Found Demonstration Artist: Robert Anderson

Thursday, April 8, 6-8 pm Leland Cultural Arts Center 1212 Magnolia Village Way This demo will review the basic techniques used to reclaim plastic into art including mechanical and chemical recycling. Techniques will include heat bonding, expanding foam, chemical etching, continuous cut of plastic, and other types of connection details. Be sure to stop into the LCAC Gallery to see Robert Anderson’s exhibition and read all about it on page 8.


Saturday, April 10, 10 am - 1 pm Founders Park 102 Town Hall Drive Founders Park will be host to a fun sidewalk chalk event! Come by and create your very own masterpiece in the park.

Family Zumba Dance Party Artist: Tracie Rabalais

Saturday, April 10, 1-2 pm Founders Park 102 Town Hall Drive Get on your feet and dance the afternoon away! The whole family will have a blast with this outdoor Zumba party.

Art In The Park: Sketching Artist: Trey Moore

Saturday, April 17, 10 am - 12 pm Westgate Nature Park 1260 Westgate Drive Enjoy a morning of sketching! You will learn how to sharpen your observation skills and use line, shape, and value to make sketches of nature. All ages and skill levels are welcome!

Art In The Park: Create with Clay Artist: John Hebert

Saturday, April 17, 1-3 pm Westgate Nature Park 1260 Westgate Drive A day in the park and some take home art! Spend the afternoon outside making clay creatures from air-dry clay and other mediums. Bring the entire family and enjoy a few hours of nature at Westgate Park.

Art In The Park: Turning the Wheel Artist: Turning the Wheel

Saturday, April 24, 10 am - 1 pm Founders Park 102 Town Hall Drive The artists of Turning the Wheel bring a day full of creativity to Founders Park! They will have art and poetry projects, dancing in the green grass, as well as instruments to play. Drop by and enjoy it all!

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Demo and Try: Pottery wheel Throwing Artist: Lauren Rogers

Thursday, April 29, 6-8 pm Leland Cultural Arts center 1212 Magnolia Village Way Want to learn more about the pottery wheel? Want to give it a try? This demo is for you! Lauren Rogers will cover the basics and give you a chance to get your hands muddy. Stop by just to learn more or to try the wheel yourself!

LCAC Workshop: Basket Weaving Artist: Pam Milat

Saturday, May 1, 9 am - 1 pm Leland Cultural Arts Center

1212 Magnolia Village Way Join a LCAC basket weaving artist and weave a solid maple framed Carolina Mountain footstool. Starting from an assembled frame, students will use flat reed to twill weave to complete the seat of their stool. 

Family Zumba Dance Party Artist: Tracie Rabalais

Saturday, May 1, 1-2 pm Founders Park 102 Town Hall Drive Get on your feet and dance the afternoon away! The whole family will have a blast with this outdoor Zumba party.

LCAC Workshop: Trash to Treasure Artist: Robert Anderson

Thursday, May 6, 6-8 pm Leland Cultural Arts center 1212 Magnolia Village Way Learn how to create a unique abstract functional art piece! From plastic centerpieces to wall sconces you’ll get to reclaim plastic into a work of art. Read more about artist Robert Anderson on page 8.

LCAC Workshop: Turning the Wheel Artist: Turning the Wheel Thursday, May 13, 3-5 pm Leland Cultural Arts Center 1212 Magnolia Village Way

Turning the Wheel is bringing their creativity to the Leland Cultural Arts Center! Don’t miss an afternoon of fun with music and movement for all ages!

Art in the Park: Sketching Artist: Trey Moore

Saturday, May 15 10 am- 12 pm Westgate Nature Park 1260 Westgate Drive Enjoy a morning of sketching! You will learn how to sharpen your observation skills and use line, shape, and value to make sketches of nature. All ages and skill levels are welcome!

Art in the Park: Create with Clay Artist: John Hebert

Saturday, May 15 1-3 pm Westgate Nature park 1260 Westgate Drive A day in the park and some take home art! We’ll be spending the afternoon outside making clay creatures from airdry clay and other mediums. Bring the entire family and enjoy a few hours of nature at Westgate park.

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he Leland Tourism Development Authority (LTDA) is encouraging local tourism-related businesses and organizations impacted by COVID-19 to apply for its grant program. The program is designed to assist with the marketing, promotion and execution of projects and initiatives that promote tourism in – and attract visitors to – the Town of Leland. The LTDA Grant Program is open to registered nonprofit organizations, government organizations and private businesses that support LTDA’s mission to encourage, develop and promote tourism in Leland. Funding for LTDA grants is provided through occupancy tax collected by the Town of Leland. Recognizing the significant impact of COVID-19 on our local hospitality and tourism community, the LTDA is offering grants for businesses – such as hotels, restaurants and clothing and retail stores – to assist in marketing their businesses within and outside the local area to bring new customers to Leland.   “COVID has created a lot of new challenges for many of our local businesses,”


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Trash To Treasure



he Leland Cultural Arts Center Gallery will be full of trash this month. Plastic: Lost and Found features the sculptures of Robert Anderson, a Wilmington artist who turns found plastic materials into beautiful artwork that tells a story of reclaiming and reforming our cast off materials. The show runs until April 29 and can be viewed Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 am to 9 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to 5 pm, and Fridays and Saturdays from 9 am to 3 pm. The LCAC is closed Sunday. Social distancing rules apply. Anderson describes himself as an “Abstract Eco-Materialist” and has a background in architectural design. “My artwork focuses on reusing plastic waste and reforming it into abstract art to help circumvent the flow of plastic into the environment,” he said. “I allow the plastic’s texture, color and form that I find on the beach, roadside & dumpster to determine the direction of each artwork. My artwork examines the human condition and its relationship

and dependence on plastic. By using reclaimed plastic as my art medium, I hope to encourage others to explore this overabundant material. “I started to use reclaimed plastic as a reaction to the amount of plastic waste produced during ‘Beach nourishment’ at Holden Beach in 2017. I realized that as an artist, I needed to be proactive to help circumvent the flow of plastic waste into the environment,” he

Left: Anderson at work, Above: Colorful Trash Sculpture, Below: Sculture made from beach renoursisment debris

explained. A heat gun and pliers serve as Anderson’s version of a painters brush or sculptors chisel. Some plastic works better than others for his art. “My favorite plastic consists of polystyrene, which is generally packing foam and party cups — this the hardest plastic to recycle. Single-use detergent containers are a great source for colors. I find most of my art supplies (like plastic waste) from beach cleanups, roadside and dumpster diving,” he said, adding that it takes anywhere from three hours to three years to complete a piece. Anderson’s artwork has been displayed at Wilmington’s Cameron Museum of Art and at The Scrap Exchange in Durham, but the LCAC show will feature mostly new and revised work not shown before, he said. Looking to the future, Anderson said he has plans to continue and expand his reclamation efforts. “I want my art practice/studio to become an off-grid community reclaim center where collect-

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ing, cleaning, sorting of plastic waste is reformed into art and architectural products. I would like to do more large-scale installation projects and commissioned pieces utilizing an individual’s plastic waste,” he said. To learn more about Robert Anderson and his work, visit his website at robertandersonart.net.

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Planning Award

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he Town of Leland Department of Planning and Inspections has been nominated for a Cape Fear CREW Award of Excellence for its creation of an online permitting and inspections system in response to COVID-19. Earlier this month, Cape Fear CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women ) announced that the Leland Planning and Inspections Department was a finalist for the 2021 Evolve Award for the Town’s new system, coincidentally also named Evolve. The annual CREW awards, which focus on the rapidly growing commercial real estate sector, recognize excellence and leadership in commercial real estate in the Cape Fear Region. New this year, the Evolve category recognizes a person, team or organization that has shown innovation in successfully adapting business strategies and practices during COVID-19. In response to the pandemic, Leland closed Town Hall in early 2020 as a protective measure for both the public and Town employees. However, continued commercial and residential growth in Leland necessitated accommodations be made for permitting and inspections to continue without requiring in-person interaction. Previously, the Planning and Inspections Department relied primarily on hard-copy building and development applications and permits, and received an average of 100 inspection requests daily by telephone. “Leland’s rapid growth requires us to continuously strive to improve our processes and services for our customers, residents and staff,” said Ben Andrea, Planning and Inspections Director. “The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the need for us to implement a more user-friendly and efficient permitting and inspections system.” The development of Evolve began in June 2020 and – following more than 100 meetings and 1,000 hours of Planning and Inspections Department staff time devoted to the Below: The Leland Planning Department

project – the online system launched in November 2020. The result, said Andrea, has been successful and well-received. “With this program, we have significantly reduced permit turnaround time, improved customer service and created better engagement for our employees,” Andrea noted. “To build a home or new business in Leland, it used to take up to three separate applications that were reviewed sequentially: zoning; system development fees; and building permit. With Evolve, customers now submit only one application online, upload their documents and click submit within a few minutes of starting the application process.” Additionally, all related fees are invoiced and can be paid at one time, rather than in separate payments involving separate applications. Evolve has also shortened the wait time on residential building permits from up to two weeks to as soon as the day after an application is submitted. And contractors can now make inspections requests online rather than by phone and receive the results through Evolve immediately after an inspection is performed. Cape Fear CREW will host its third annual awards program on Thursday, April 29, at the Wilmington Convention Center. More information and a full list of award finalists is available at capefearcrew.org/about/awards. About Cape Fear CREW and CREW Network The Cape Fear chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), with more than 60 members from a wide array of commercial real estate interests, has as its mission to advance the success of women in commercial real estate. CREW Network is the affiliated national association which represents over 11,000 women in commercial real estate in chapters across more than 70 major markets in the United States and Canada. For more information on the Cape Fear chapter, including membership and sponsorship information, visit the Cape Fear CREW website at https://www.capefearcrew. org and follow us on Facebook @CapeFearCrew.

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Brunswick County and the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) are inviting residents, business-owners, visitors, and other commuters who frequently travel across the county to share their input through the interactive survey. Input will help shape the formation of the Brunswick County Transportation Plan, which will serve as a blueprint for the County’s transportation network for the next 30 years. The survey focuses on all modes of transportation, including: traditional car travel; public transportation options (i.e., buses, shuttles, ferries, etc.); walking and biking; rail service; air service; and other multimodal transportation means. “The more input we receive, the better we can communicate to the State about what Brunswick County’s transportation needs are for future funding allocations,” Planning Director Kirstie Dixon said. “Transportation is an integral factor in our communities’ quality of life, so we are hopeful this survey will resonate and engage with several people in the months to come.” The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete and will remain open through June 9, 2021. Participants are asked to rank their top five goals for the county’s transportation network, gauge how important different modes of travel are to them, and map out areas in the county in need of review for concerns like congestion, maintenance, or other transportation needs.

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Art Beat

Turning To Art

Exploring Painting During Stay at Home STORY BY CARLA EDSTROM


he world hit a milestone that most of us want to let go into history as a forgotten memory. COVID-19 has now been a part of our lives for an entire year with effects globally. Aside from those who got the virus and those who had to work, many people found themselves on a mandatory stay-at-home vacation last March. Some dove into hobbies, some caught up on housecleaning and some fought depression. Artist Vicki Neilon was able to pull herself up out of her own sadness and paint. The result is her bold and colorful work that uplifts your soul and leads your escape into the canvas.

“I believe that the coronavirus, as horrible as it is, was a blessing in disguise,” she said. “It has inspired me to create happy, colorful paintings. When the coronavirus first reared its ugly head and we were told to stay home, I went through a period of sadness. When we were told not to

even go walking on the beach for three weeks, I got very upset. I could walk 100 feet from the beach on the sidewalk, but we couldn’t walk on the beach? So, in order to get out of my funk, I started painting pictures that made me happy, colorful boat scenes, paintings that showed a window look-

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ing out at the beach,” she said. “Everyone seemed to love my new paintings and I sold several as I would post them on Facebook. It always helped when I would have a glass of wine in the painting!”

A retired elementary school teacher who graduated from New Mexico State University, Neilon and her husband settled into Ocean Isle Beach after moving here in 1998. “This is where we always went to the beach when we were stationed at Fort

art beat Bragg, NC in 1971. We ended up here after our children, Stephanie and Andy moved to Myrtle Beach later on in life. When Terry, my husband, retired from the military, we knew where we wanted to retire,” she said. Neilon’s work is reminiscent of the beautiful New Mexico landscape. Her time living there greatly influenced her bold and stark colorful painting style. I was blessed to live in Albuquerque for seven years and seeing Neilon’s Southwestern influenced work takes me back to the beauty of the desert. “I wish I lived part time in New Mexico and the Southwest. There are so many amazingly beautiful, colorful scenes that are just begging me to paint them. The multi-colored rocks and landscapes, not to mention the beautiful clouds or sunsets and sunrises are an artists’ dream. I loved the trip to Taos and took many pictures of the adobe buildings. I have a huge supply of photos which will inspire me to

relieve those memories of living and visiting New Mexico.”

ment is how and what I paint,” she said.

Describing herself as an artist who is continuously evolving, Neilon’s approach to painting is superfluid and changing, keeps her work fresh and challenging. “Sometimes I will use a picture that I have taken and paint from it. Using a sketch from a photo to get your composition right is helpful. Other times I just use my creativity and no photos. Some days I just start putting paint on my canvas and it develops into a funky abstract with no rhyme or reason. It might get changed around several times before I see images in it. I started out very structured and gradually loosen up and lately have become very funky,” she said. “I love my new work and it has become my signature style, although, I still love to paint my more realistic ones. Abstract paintings are very freeing so I enjoy doing them as well. However, how I feel at the mo-

Even with her years of art training and experience, Neilon gives credit to Sterling Edwards, who she said greatly influenced her work. “He has taught me a lot of techniques that have improved my art and have loosened me up. I still go back and forth with my style as my mood dictates it,” she said “I would probably label myself mostly as a realistic abstract expressionist, but I do like to switch over to painting more realistically at ti mes.”


To see more of Neilon’s paintings, check out her work at Franklin Square Gallery in Southport and Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash. You can also check out her Facebook page, or reach her by email at vicki.neilon1@gmail.com.

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Coastal Home & Lifestyle Expo 2021

Southport-Oak Island Chamber of Commerce Hosting New Event On Oak Island



s the summer season starts to wind up, the Southport -Oak Island Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Coastal Home and Lifestyle Showcase to help service providers, contractors, retailers, and food and beverage businesses connect with potential customers. This new annual event takes place on Saturday, May 8 from 10 am - 3 pm in Middleton Park Extension behind the Oak Island town hall. Admission will be free and locals, visitors and out of town homeowners will enjoy free samples, giveaways, food, music and can register for a $200 cash drawing.

Chamber Executive Director Karen Sphar says spring is the perfect time for such an event. “Spring is all about nesting and renewal – the birds are singing louder, the blooms on the trees and flowers are brighter, and people are in a state of mind to make improvements or changes to their homes or lives. An expo focused on how to help people make these changes is perfect in spring.”

The popular Coastal Consumer Showcase hosted by the Chamber has been moved to January and this Home and Lifestyle Expo added to the annual calendar. “We are moving the Coastal Consumer Showcase which is all the different types of businesses in our community to January because it is not weather dependent,” Sphar said. “ The Coastal Home & Lifestyle Showcase naturally lends itself to spring

because its focus is on businesses that can protect, support or create indoor and outdoor living spaces or the activities and health of a person.” “We expect a nice crowd of residents and second homeowners will take the opportunity to Shop Local and get ideas. A business who provides services or products related or supporting the home and lifestyle will want to be seen and take advantage of the opportunity to talk with potential new clients,” Sphar said. “You may not make a sale today but you need to make an impression so that you can close the deal in the future.” Restaurants, bakeries and wineshops are also welcome to participate. “This is a great opportunity for our restaurants

and bakeries to get some exposure but also sell direct to those who are in attendance. People get hungry and thirsty at these events,” she said. However, no alcohol sales will one permitted. This may be a perfect opportunity to join your local Chamber of Commerce. “You don’t have to be a member of the Chamber of Commerce to purchase a display booth,” Sphar said. “However, it is a good time to consider Chamber membership since member businesses receive a discounted booth fee and since we are at the end of the fiscal year, your business will receive 14 months of membership for the price of 12!

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meeting, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 4-6 pm. To register to attend, email artleagueofleland@gmail.com by April 30. In an arts career spanning over 50 years, Esther Sadowsky Partlow created original textile designs for Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Liz Claiborne, and many others. When she began to travel internationally to source trends, fabrics, and accessories, her interest in interior design grew. Although she had no formal training in interior design, she applied her experience and knowledge to residential and commercial applications where she gained exposure on HGTV, the CBS Morning Show, and other television shows. Partlow will discuss the art of collections and how best to display artwork in one’s home and office.


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The Member Spotlight speaker is fused glass artist Deborah Appleby. Appleby began her artistic journey forty years ago in clay. In 2017 she began blending her skills with clay and kiln with glass, as she moved into the world of fused glass.   Details about how to join the Zoom meeting will be emailed to registered attendees several days before the meeting. If conditions surrounding the pandemic allow for an in-person meeting at the Leland Cultural Arts Center, ALL will announce meeting updates on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and www.artleagueofleland.org.   About the Art League of Leland: ALL’s mission is to encourage, guide, support, inform, and provide learning opportunities for area artists and advocates of the arts. To learn more, go to

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Myths About Aging

Don’t Believe The Hype About Getting Old BY BRIAN TULLY, MS


s we move through life, one of our primary goals is to be able to continue to do all the things we want, need, and like to do. And being able to do all these things easier, better, and with little to no discomfort is the ultimate goal. But too often we give up this quest and begin writing things off, as unable to do anymore, simply because we are getting too old to do it. This doesn’t have to be the case. Yes, we are all going to accumulate years, but we don’t have to get “old.” Believe it or not, we actually have some control over this.

As a society we have grown to accept numerous myths, negative stereotypes, and misconceptions associated with aging and what it means to grow old. However, there is good reason to not take these as truths. Myth #1 - To be old is to be sick This myth centers around the belief that aging and disease go hand in hand and individuals are destined to wind up in the nursing home or suffering from a catastrophic illness once they get older. While the prevalence of chronic diseases increases with advancing age, a large number of mature adults are healthy, robust and without any significant functional limitations. Even in advanced old age there are individuals that attain incredible heights of athleticism and fitness.

tobacco usage and level of mental stimulation that have been shown to be important factors in how much cognitive decline occurs with advancing age. Myth #3 - The horse is out of the barn It is often believed that once an individual is older it is “too late” to reduce disease risk, increase health status or

Myth #2 – You can’t teach an old dog new tricks Similar to myth #1, this is the belief that senility and dementia are not only a natural part of the aging process but are inevitable. Recent evidence regarding brain plasticity proves that the human mind retains its ability to learn throughout the lifespan and declines in cognition are largely avoidable. There are many lifestyle behaviors such as physical activity levels, dietary choices, alcohol consumption, 20 Leland Magazine /April /April 2021 / www.LelandMag.com

become fit. There is an overwhelming amount of evidence to show that this is not true. The physiologic capacity for positive adaptation is not lost even in advanced age. For example, resistance exercise studies conducted on individuals in their 90s found that skeletal muscle can still grow and become stronger. We now know that it is never too late to positively benefit from an exercise program.

mature adults become weak and uninterested in sex. Research shows that although the frequency of sexual relations declines, both men and women remain interested and active (if there is compatible partner) well into their 70’s and often beyond. The desire for relational intimacy, in many forms, can remain strong and can, in fact, be a positive factor for continued health and longevity.

Myth #4 - The secret to successful aging is to choose your parents wisely Genetics definitely influence disease risk and longevity but their effects are grossly overestimated. There are some specific diseases that have strong hereditary components, such as some forms of cancer or familial hypercholesterolemia, and studies on centenarians show that there is a genetic influence on their longevity. However, the overall evidence is clear that the influence of lifestyle and environment are far more important factors in the determination of health and functional ability than genetics.

It is time we stop believing the myths surrounding aging and realize that it is never has to be “too late” to travel the world, work in the garden, take up a new sport, play with the kids/grandkids and watch them grow up. It is also never “too early” to start focusing on healthy lifestyle behaviors. So, don’t believe it, continue to add the years to your life, but refuse to get old.

Myth #5: The lights may be on but the voltage is low The implication of this myth is that

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Win A New Kayak

NC Maritime Museum at Southport ‘s New Fundraiser Opens Up Fun Possibilities STORY AND PHOTO BY JEFFREY STITES


kayak opens up some incredible opportunities for exploring our area. Whether you are cruising down the Davis Canal on Oak Island, exploring the creeks running off the Intracoastal Waterway, fishing in backwater or even the ocean, or visiting some of the islands in the Cape Fear River, kayaking can bring you close to nature and be a truly relaxing escape. If don’t own a kayak yet, or just want to add to your fleet, the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport has the raffle prize for you!

The museum will livestream the drawing of the winner of a beautiful wasabi green Santee 120 Sport Kayak at noon on May 1, so you have until high noon on April 30 to get your

tickets. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the Maritime Museum, 204 E Moore St. in Southport, on the Friends of the Museum website, ncmaritimemuseumsouthport.com/

friends-of-the-museum, or the contest page at https://go.dojiggy.io/fomncmmspt. Proceeds from the raffle will go toward building a new fishing exhibit and refurbishing the Civil War display

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at the museum, said Lori Sanderlin, Museum Director. This kayak is 12 feet long and 28 inches wide, and weighs only 42 pounds. Included is an Angler Scout paddle designed to be super stur-

Our new address is 5201 Southport Supply Rd, here in Southport. With more room for our staff, plenty of parking and easy access for all. Thanks to all of you for the years of patronage that has allowed us to expand into this great new location! Coastline Insurance, now with two locations to serve you. Our new Southport building, or on Oak Island at 5904 Oak Island Drive. Call for an appointment at either office.


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dy, featuring a hook retrieval system and a 40-inch roller to measure your catch. Sanderlin said she is very thankful to Emma Thomas at The Adventure Company for her help in securing the kayak. The lucky winner will pick up the

kayak at the museum after the drawing. In the meantime, you can visit the museum to see the prize on display, and also learn all about our region’s Maritime heritage.

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Virtual Senior Games And Silver Arts

Dr. Dan Spagnoli and his experienced dental team offer state-of-the-art treatment for wisdom tooth discomfort at the Oral and Maxiliofacial Surgery Center in Supply, NC.

Popular Event Back In A New Format STORY BY JEFFREY STITES The Brunswick County Gator Senior Games and Silver Arts Competition is back, and there is still time to get registered to participate. The Games and Silver Arts are open to all county residents 50 years old and over and serve as the first step to set level senior competitors. This year’s event is virtual, so things will be a bit different from past years. Athletes will complete their events at home or in nearby parks and then submit scores/results online by a specified date. Arts submissions will be submitted at the Leland Cultural Arts Center or, in the case of performing arts and cheerleading, videos will be submitted online also by each event’s deadline. The awards ceremonies for both Games and Silver Arts will via Zoom online meetings.

We are now offering virtual consultations. Call to see if you qualify for this offer.

Registration is open until April 9 and can be completed via the Brunswick County Parks website at https://bcparks.recdesk.com/Community/Page?pageId=7961. All other information about the events, from entry forms to how-to videos is also available on this website — it’s truly one-stop-shopping for the Gator Games. Virtual event completion dates range from April 28-June 4. Athletic events range from swimming and track and field events to bocce ball. The Silver Arts options include all manner of performing and visual arts, from painting and sculpture, to autobiography and cheerleading.


Silver Arts entries will be on display at the Leland Cultural Arts Center from May 3-7 with limited in-person access meeting all COVID 19 guidelines. Questions about the Gator Games and Silver Arts can be directed to Khrystye Haselden at (910) 253-2677 or khrystye.haselden@brunswickcountync.gov

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Undefeated General

Hear His Story At Civil War Round Table STORY CONTRIBUTED


eneral George Henry Thomas, a native of Virginia, was an undefeated Union general who played a key role in winning the Civil War. His character was extraordinary, and his loyalty to the Union cause was beyond reproach. Yet, he failed to achieve the historical acclaim of some of his contemporaries such as Generals Grant and Sherman. Learn the reasons why, and hear all about his exemplary performance in numerous battles throughout the war from returning guest speaker, Brian Steele Wills, Ph.D., at the Tuesday, April 6 Zoom meeting of the Brunswick Civil War Round Table. The meeting begins at 7 pm and everyone is invited. Membership is required; email Brunswickcwrt@gmail.com to join.

Nearly 6 ft tall, solid in body and stubborn in temperament, George was nearly 20 years old when he arrived at West Point. His roommate was a red-haired, impulsive Ohioan named William Tecumseh “Cump” Sherman. They became friendly rivals among 42 members of the class of 1840. Along the way, Thomas put a halt to the hazing of some fellow cadets by threatening to throw a bullying upperclassman out a barracks window, earning him his first of many nicknames: “Old Tom.” Years later in 1851, as artillery instructor at West Point, he met and mingled with fel-

Above and Right: General G. H. Thomas

low officers who would prominently figure in his future: J.E.B. Stuart, John Schofield, William Rosecrans, Braxton Bragg, John Bell Hood, and also including the superintendent of the academy, Lt. Col. Robert E. Lee. Under Lee, Thomas earned another nickname, “Old Slow Trot,” for restraining cadets from galloping their mounts. During the early days of the Civil War, despite his southern heritage as a Virginian, he chose to remain loyal to the Union at which time his spinster sisters turned his picture to the wall and never spoke to him again. In 48 months of war, starting with the Mexican-American War, and extending to victories at Mill Springs, Kentucky in January 1862, Forts Henry and Donelson in western Tennessee, Perryville, Stones River, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge in the Battle of Chattanooga, and the Franklin-Nashville Campaign of 1864, he would attain a certain grandeur. He seldom showed his explosive temper, but when he did, it was remembered. He despised theatrics and politics, and earned undying loyalty of his soldiers who he looked upon as a sacred trust. When he moved into battle it was certain everything had been prepared, and that prudence, deliberation, thought, and cool judgment prevailed to ensure success. He had no home-state politician to lobby

on his behalf in Washington. His every promotion upward depended solely on his performance in the field. He won one of the first Union victories in the war at Mill Springs, Kentucky, earning him a promotion to major general, an advancement that would soon create friction with his old roommate “Cump” Sherman and Grant, who had become so close that an affront to either was resented by both. After many subsequent victories and fierce fighting, he earned recognition as “The Rock of Chickamauga” by saving a Union army at that battle when his commander and most of his army fled. Later, he virtually destroyed a Western Confederate army in December 1864, earning him the sobriquet “The Sledge of Nashville.” Despite his successes, his relationship with Grant was like oil and water, eventually earning him an unfair nickname of “Slow Trot” because of his slowness going into battle. In the end, he was cut off from end-of-war glory and postwar army leadership positions by the Grant-Sherman-Sheridan clique of generals. Guest speaker Wills is the Director of the Center for the Study of the Civil War Era at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia where he is professor of history. He is a Civil War tour guide, speaker, and preservation-

ist over a career spanning more than three decades. He is a member of the Georgia Civil War commission and past president of the Atlanta Civil War Round Table. He is an award-winning author of numerous works relating to the American Civil War, including biographies of Confederate generals Nathan Bedford Forrest, William Dorsey Pender, and George Thomas. Wills is the recipient of the 2018 Richard Barksdale Harwell Award for the best book on a Civil War topic for the year 2017 presented by the Atlanta Civil War Round Table. In 2000, he received the Outstanding Faculty Award from the Commonwealth of Virginia; the Charles L. Dufour Award from the Civil War Round |Table of New Orleans in 2013; and, the recipient of the 2020 Frank E. Vandiver Award of Merit by the Houston Civil War Round |Table. Annual membership dues for the Brunswick Civil War Round Table are only $25. For additional information about this non-profit organization, including the benefits of membership, ongoing activities, future guest speakers, or its involvement in Civil War and historic preservation, please visit brunswickcivilwarroundtable. com. Check he group’s Facebook page for interesting facts, comments and updates.

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pm on Friday and 9 am - 3 pm on Saturday at Building K at the College, 50 College Road.

Some places are open inside again, and we’ve included events here that are still listed as scheduled, and also some reschedule dates pretty far in the future, but please remember that all events, dates and times are subject to change. For programs offered through the Town of Leland, visit https://apm.activecommunities.com/ townofleland/ to register online or call 910-408-3092. .


Dolphin Drive-Thru — Brunswick Community College


Drive-thru Egg Hunt

Claim your Easter eggs in this drive-thru event at Leland Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Drive. There will be candy and prizes.


Robert Anderson Gallery Exhibit

Stop by the Leland Cultural Arts Center to see sculptures made from upcycled and reclaimed materials. Robert Anderson’s artwork can be seen during regular operating hours at the Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way in Leland. Visit https://www.townofleland.com/lcac to check hours.


Cruise-In at the Barn

Enjoy this first-ever car show and market at the Barn at Rock Creek, 9 am to 5 pm. There will be vendors, food trucks and music from The Imitations. Tickets are $10. The Barn is at 5900 Rock Creek Road NE, Leland.


Kayak Adventure —Shark Tooth Island This 1.5-2 mile trek is a great tour for beginners and families to explore the Cape Fear River islands and search for fossils and shark teeth. The cost is $45, and the paddle takes off at 8:30 am.


Brunswick Civil War Round Table

Learn all about General Henry Thomas and how this undefeated Union general played a key role in winning the Civil War; this month’s seminar features guest speaker Brian Steele Wills, Ph.D. The Zoom meeting begins at 7 pm. Attendance is for members only, but anyone is welcome to become a member prior to the program. Email to Brunswickcwrt@gmail.com. Annual membership dues are just $25.


Art in the Park —Founders Park

Founders Park will be filled with art vendors, food trucks, entertainment. Participants can join in a special community project with the Scrap Exchange. This free event runs from 1-7 pm at the Park, 113 Town Hall Drive. See related story on page 4 for details on Chalk-a-Thon, family Zumba and art classes on Saturdays through April.

APRIL 12-17

Free dump week

Get your spring cleaning done and take advantage of free dump week at the Brunswick County Landfill, 172 Landfill Road, Bolivia. For more information, call 91-253-2520 or email operationservices@brunswickcountync. gov.


Spring Into DIY

Learn how to make your own polymer clay jewelry during this class suitable for all levels of experience. The cost is $12 for residents and $20 for non-residents and the class runs from 7-8:30 pm at the Leland CulturalArts Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way.


Eco Kayak Tour - Fort Caswell

Becky Skiba from the NC Wildlife Resource Commission will a guided kayaking tour through the tidal creek at Fort Caswell as part of the Fort Caswell Environmental Stewardship Program. Catch some amazing views

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of the Oak Island Lighthouse. The tour is 9-11 am, and the cost is $20/adults and $15 for kids; email bpace@fortcaswell.com or call 910-278-9501 to register.


DAR meeting via Zoom

Guest speaker Taylor Ryan will discuss the oyster recycling program of St. James Plantation. Daughters of the American Revolution is a service organization founded in 1890 for women who can prove direct, blood lineage from a Revolutionary War Patriot. The organization promotes patriotism, education, and historic preservation. For more information on the organization and attendance of the April meeting, contact Regent Pat Gooding, pgooding2018@gmail.com or Registrar Jane Johnson, jjatbhi@bellsouth.com or visit darbrunswicktownchapter.blogspot.com/


Used Book Sale — NC Maritime Museum at Southport This sale features titles of the Titanic and White Star Line, and other maritime disasters. Shop for books from 1-5 pm outside the Museum, 204 E. Moore Street.

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Horticulture and Turfgrass Plant Sale — Brunswick Community College Shop for annuals, perennials, vegetable plants, houseplants, and shrubs (cash and checks only) from 10 am - 4

The drive-thru admissions event will include information on financial aid, academic support, professional/ technical programs, continuing education, college transfer pathways, health sciences, athletics, student life, and more! There will be BCC swag bags and raffling off bookstore gift certificates.  Check out the admission event at the college, 50 College Road, Bolivia, from 11 am to 2 pm.


Off the Beaten Path of Italy Virtual Fundraiser for ALL (Art League of Leland) Let Bridgewater Wines take you through an evening of wine and food from off the beaten path of Italy! Virtually spend an evening, via Zoom, with wine expert Doug Zucker and food expert Susan Zucker from Bridgewater Wines+Dines. The event is from 5:30-7 pm and costs $95/two people. Tickets must be purchased from Bridgewater Wines no later than April 8 and are available online at https://bit.ly/3m0tzBl. Tickets include three full bottles of wine, prepared food and an entry to win a door prize. Additional single food meals are available a la carte at $30 each. A portion of each meal package purchased will be donated to ALL, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, to help purchase equipment and support local youth arts programming. In addition, Bridgewater Wines will donate 10 percent of the price of any featured wine purchased the evening of the event to ALL. An online link will be made available the day of the event for featured wine purchases.


Plant Giveaway

Free plants for Leland residents! Learn more about our planet and pick up some new foliage, 6-7 pm

at Founders Park, 113 Town Hall Drive.


Operation Medicine Cabinet - Dosher Memorial Hospital Drop off unused medicines at this drive-through event; take unwanted and expired medicines to the Hospital, 924 N. Howe Street in Southport, between 9 am to 1 pm.


A Bennie with the Jets — UpYour Arts Concert A drive-in concert at the Cape Fear Jetport featuring Luna Sea and Dave’s Not Home. Tickets are $50 per carload, and the concert runs from 2-5 pm. Proceeds benefit the Save the Hall, Y’all campaign to transform the old city hall building in the heart of downtown Southport into an arts center. Visit https://www.upyourarts.org/ event/lunasea-with-daves-not-homecape-fear-regional-jetport/ to buy tickets.


Deadline for Dosher Hospital Volunteer Scholarship Applications The Dosher Hospital Volunteer Organization will be offering three $4,000 scholarships to graduates or graduation candidates from any high school in Brunswick County. The requirements include those interested in any accredited health profession rather than only nursing. Application packets are available at Dosher.org/Volunteer, Scholarship Grants Available, or, students may speak to a guidance counselor at their high school. Applications must be received by J.A. Dosher Memorial Hospital, Attn:  Nursing Administration, 924 N. Howe Street, Southport, NC  28461 by April 30, 2021. 


Paddle Through History Tour — Rice Creek The Adventure Kayak Company and the Southport Historical Society have teamed up to offer history-themed kayak tours. Located in Winnabow, Rice Creek is a blackwater creek that originates in the Bell Swamp and then flows a short distance into Town Creek.

Two North Carolina governors lived in the immediate area. Learn their stories and the story of Willian Hilton who explored the area in the mid-1600s. The paddle starts at 8:30 am. Call 910-4540607 for more information or to reserve your space.


Spring Art Market — LCAC

Find amazing pottery, artwork, home goods and more at this juried art market, 10 am to 3 pm at the Leland Cultural Arts Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way.

Ongoing Events

Riverwalk Marketplace

Fridays and Saturdays 11 am - 6 pm.; Sundays 11 am - 4 pm, Fresh seafood, seasonings and all things related to seafood, and lots of fresh produce, all with the beautiful backdrop of the Brunswick River.

Town of Leland — Parks & Recreation Check out http://bit.ly/lelandevents for more information on classes and online programs, including: painting, pottery, jewelry-making, acting, dance and more.

Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site 8884 St. Philip’s Rd. SE, Winnabow The grounds are open, and distancing protocols are in place inside. There is plenty to do and see outside, with historic ruins, great information on the site’s history, and some of the most beautiful riverfront property in the County. Hours are 9 am to 5 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

Leland Library - 487 Village Road

The Library is open Monday through Friday, 10 am - 5 pm. Curbside delivery is still available - reserve your book and pick it up outside the library. Call 910-371-9442. Visit https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/library/ for more information about the Brunswick County Library system and a list of other reading resources.

NC Maritime Museums - Southport

Hours are 9 am to 5 pm Tuesdays through Saturdays. Masks are required,

as is social distancing. Online and hybrid programs are also available; check https://ncmaritimemuseumsouthport. com for details.

Art League of Leland (ALL) Leland Cultural Arts Center

The group welcomes artists of all kinds and normally meets monthly (except in summer months) 4-6 p.m. at the Leland Cultural Arts Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way.



Weber. March 30, 2022 — Cirque Eloize, 7:30 pm. This cirque show centers around the happenings and characters of an art deco hotel. Visit https://wilsoncentertickets. com for more information.

The Joyce

1174 Turlington Ave. April 3 — Duke of Uke, 6 pm April 10 — ReSoul, 6 pm April 17 — Justin & Erin, 6 pm

Founders Park Town Hall Drive in Leland

April 28 — Miles Atlas, 6 pm

Live at the Park — enjoy outdoor concerts in Founders Park, tentatively scheduled for Thursdays April through June, 6:30-8:30 pm. Bring chairs, a cooler and a love for music. Local food trucks will also be on site for some concerts.

Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar

Movies in the Park — family movies under the stars, scheduled on Saturdays from May - June, starting at sunset. Plan on taking a picnic, but no alcohol and no pets.


Concerts and movies are free. Visit townoflelandnc.com or the Town’s social media for more details.

Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College 701 N. Third Street in Wilmington Aug 14, 2021— Boz Scaggs, 7:30 pm. The musician performs songs from five decades of his music career, including his most recent album, “Out of the Blues.”

Aug 21, 2021 — The Village People, 7:30 pm. The group performs classics such as “Y.M.C.A’ and “Macho Man.” Oct 27, 2021 — Million Dollar Quartet, 7:30 pm - The Tony Award-winning musical inspired by a recording session of icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. November 29, 2021 — Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, 7:30 pm December 2, 2021 — Trace Adkins, 7:30 pm. The Grammy-nominated Country musician performs.

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April 9 — Justin & Erin, 6 pm

Local’s Tavern

1107 New Pointe Blvd., Leland April 30 — Justin & Erin, 6 pm

Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar 1175 Turlington Ave, Suite 101, Leland Full menu available for dine-in or takeout — also hosting live music, karaoke and trivia.

The Joyce 1174 Turlington Ave.

Check Facebook for specials and details on music and trivia nights.

Local’s Tavern 1107 New Pointe Blvd., Leland

Music Bingo on Wednesdays, starting at 7 pm. Specials are posted on Facebook.

Bridgewater Wines 1132 New Pointe Blvd., Leland

Tuesday Trivia is at at 6:30 pm (reservations required). Checkout the great food menu, and Sunday brunch specials; call 910-408-1900 to order take-out.

Blossoms Restaurant Greens) 1800 Tommy Jacobs Dr.


New menu. Reservations are encouraged; call 910-383-0998. Check Facebook for drink and food deals and special events.

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dining guide APPLEBEE’S 1113 New Pointe Blvd, Leland 910-371-6315 Full-service chain bar &grill providing hearty American eats in an informal setting

BLOSSOMS RESTAURANT Magnolia Greens Golf Course 1800 Tommy Jacobs Dr., Leland 910-383-0998 Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week

BRIDGEWATER WINES 1132 New Pointe Blvd, Leland (910) 408-1900 www.bridgewaterwines.com Free Wine Tastings Thursdays and Fridays 3-6pm, Saturdays 1-5pm and Sundays 12-3pm

CAPE FEAR SEAFOOD CO Waterford Leland, 910-399-6739 American seafood, signature dishes, hand cut fish, steaks and chicken, freshly made desserts all served in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere.

DUNKIN DONUTS 1132 New Pointe Blvd, Leland 910-383-8383 Hand crafted espresso drinks, fresh made all day breakfast sandwiches and delicious donuts.

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FUZZY PEACH 1109 New Pointe Blvd, Ste 4, Leland 910-371-1238 Frozen Yogurt

HWY 55 BURGERS, SHAKES AND FRIES 1114 New Pointe Blvd, Leland 910-371-2707 Retro-themed chain with 1950’s sodafountain look


FARMHOUSE KITCHEN 1281 Cape Fear National Dr, Leland Southern Style, Breakfast & Brunch

LATITUDES Compass Pointe, Leland 910-777-7740 Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week

LOCAL’S TAVERN 1107 New Pointe Blvd, Leland 910- 769-1289 American Bar/Pub, Music

403 Village Rd NE, Leland 910-609-3646

2013 Olde Regent Way, Leland 910-371-3442 Authentic Italian Fare

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143 Poole Rd, Leland 910- 765-1144

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103 Village Rd NE & 1012 Grandiflora Dr 910-371-9933 910-383-0211 Subs & Salads


1174 Turlington Ave, Ste 101, Leland 910-408-1400 Irish Pub, Burgers, Beverage

1735 Reed Rd NE, Leland 910-371-2611

1035 Grandiflora Dr, Leland 910-399-6808 Burgers, sandwiches and fresh-cut fries


1735 Reed Rd, Leland 910-383-0880 Chinese

1105 New Pointe Blvd, Leland 910-383-8383



2020 Olde Regent Way, Leland 910-371-6900 Counter-serve chain offers fried chicken &Eastern NC BBQ vinegar-based sauce



117-G Village Rd NE, Leland Phone: (910) 399-3299

511 Olde Waterford Way 1112 E Cutlar Crossing 910-383-1238, Leland Coffeehouse chain with house-roasted, organic, breakfast items, sandwiches.


2013 Olde Regent Way, Ste 110, Leland Serving frshly made burritos, quesadillas and more Mexican




PIZZA HUT 112 K Village Rd NE, Leland 910-371-9547

PIZZETTA’S PIZZERIA 1144 E. Cutlar Crossing, Leland 910-371-6001 Pizza, Italian, Bar

The salmon special at Cape Fear Seafood was amazing!

Healthy Choices

910-371-1188 Mexican Food and Drink



112 Village Rd. NE, Leland 910-371-2890


111 Village Rd NE, Leland 910-371-3600 Breakfast Restaurant


1175 Turlington Ave Suite 101 Leland, North Carolina (910) 221-5522

2013 Olde Regent Way, Leland 910-371-9025 Chinese



1114 New Pointe Blvd, Leland 910-371-0021 Japanese, Sushi, Asian

112 Village Rd NE, Leland 910-371-0077 Chinese

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