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Southport MAGAZINE

AUGUST 2018 Vol. 6 | Issue 11 SouthportMag.com

The Art Issue!

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Linda Drye’s painting of the Southport Waterfront had everything we were looking for in the cover. It is full of bright colors, movement, interest and of course it captures the vibrancy of the waterfront. The magazine staff voted, and it was a tough decision. Linda is an Oak Island resident and a member of the Associated Artists of Southport at Franklin Square gallery. She is a painter and potter. She said, “This me full of color and having fun. Painting and pottery are my life. The Southport painting just hit me to starting doing it adding crazy paint skins and color and the finished product I loved. Hope you do to.” Linda says about her entry. We had so many great entries and are not able to include all of them, but some of our favorites start on page 36.

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CURRENTS Connecting All Artists Up Your Arts, a new non-profit raising the art’s bar and much more STORY BY BONNIE BRAY

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t’s no secret to people who have lived in Southport or Oak Island for any length of time the area has a thriving arts scene. Live music, art galleries, community theatre, you name it, there is no shortage of variety and no lack of enthusiastic supporters. However, something that has been missing until now is a unifying vision of the whole. A new non-profit group called Up Your Arts seeks to add that perspective. Its focus is not just performing arts, or visual arts, or dramatic arts – UYA’s mission is to create a network linking all of the above. “There is so much happening that it’s difficult to keep track of the big picture,” UYA President Shannon Ballard said. “Established associations here do a terrific job of supporting their individual members, but the entire artistic experience can be overwhelming without a guide.” Not surprisingly, given her focus on organization, Ballard brings a background in event planning to Up Your Arts. She is joined on the board of directors by eight other local residents, whose professional experience spans a range of disciplines, artistic and otherwise. “Several members of the board play in local bands now, but they come from careers in real estate, retail photography, software security, and emergency medicine,” Ballard laughed. “And we have a pottery instructor, who is also a writer and trained vocalist; a former sacred dancer, who is now a healing arts educator; and an ‘A-list’ blues guitarist, who makes, repairs, and teaches stringed instruments. It’s quite the collection!” What brought the group together last fall was shared appreciation for the local arts environment and a mutual desire for sustaining its success. Founding board member and UYA Creative Director John Keiffer identified a variety of ways the board is moving ahead toward that goal. “Our first step was to create a digital clearinghouse and calendar for artists and musicians to advertise their work and post their events,” Keiffer said. “We want our media presence to be a one-stop shop for all things art.” Over 2,100 people have joined a relat-

ed Facebook group called Southport Area Music & Arts that is administered by Up Your Arts. It links to the UYA Facebook page, which was inaugurated only recently. The website launched last month, https://www.upyourarts.org, already has weekly calendars of live music performances through the end of the year, with maps and hyperlinks to venue websites, and information about upcoming events. “Then we started working with the City of Southport to bring back the outdoor painting event it sponsored a few years ago,” Keiffer continued. “At this point, we are expecting to host at least 50 artists at our 2018 Southport Plein Air Festival September 14-15. And, on August 4, we are participating in a relatively new event called Jam Rock, which celebrates Jamaica Independence Day with Caribbean food and reggae music on Dosher Cutoff, right here at home.” Yet to come, but eagerly anticipated, he said, are public campaigns for arts-related issues, outreach and partnerships with other non-profit and charitable organizations, and tangible efforts to further entrepreneurial and educational projects through grants and donations. These and other ideas are envisioned in the group’s mission statement (see sidebar), along with recognition of the group’s close ties to the Southport Center, Brunswick Community College’s campus on

Lord Street. According to UYA Board Chair Ken Schnedetz, many of the founding members are either employed or have taken classes there, and all support its abundance of hands-on arts instruction. “The college is at a crossroads now, with funding to renovate the whole building fully committed by the county and college trustees,” Schnedetz said. “While construction to complete the second half of the building forges ahead, Up Your Arts strongly advocates the creation of spaces that will expand the in-depth arts programming that is already succeeding there.” Schnedetz met with Southport Center Executive Director Barbara McFall and City of Southport officials this spring for a tour of the facility. Well known to local residents, the structure is the former Brunswick County Training School, which opened in 1921 and remained for thirty years the only high school in Brunswick County black students could attend. “Our investment in the arts is inseparable from our investment in the community and its entire history, “ Schnedetz said. “What is ‘art’ anyway, but a record? Our feelings, our hopes, imagined in a way that makes sense of what has come before. This kind of expression is essential to our mental wellbeing. Celebrating its free reign is critical to our collective health.”

THE BOARD:

Shannon Ballard Shannon has over a decade of experience producing conferences, festivals and other special events for organizations as diverse as Microsoft and the Country Music Association. This experience led her to Washington, DC, with an invitation to join the planning and execution team for the 2009 presidential inauguration. Now a resident of Southport, Shannon devotes her professional time to small business consulting. Her extensive organizational skills and her lifetime passion for the arts make her a critical asset to the success of Up Your Arts.

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Ken Schnedetz After many years of visiting the Brunswick County coast, Ken relocated permanently last year from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Oak Island, where he pursues his lifelong passion as a singer, songwriter and guitarist. Ken built a successful real estate firm in Charlotte, Shell Realty Services, specializing in property management and sales. He also has extensive knowledge of contract negotiations and restaurant brokerage. His musical talent is currently on display at local performance venues, where he also frequently hosts open mic sessions. He is strongly committed to supporting and promoting the arts through Up Your Arts. Shawn Duncan Shawn is the founding member of The Groove Pirates, a local band well known and appreciated by area musicians. It is not unusual at any given performance to see him play guitar, mandolin and keyboards, and then switch to drums, bass and vocals. A self-taught sound engineer, he enjoys over 25 years of experience in event production, aided and abetted by a background as a professional photographer. Originally from New England, Shawn owned and operated a photography business there for 20 years. He now resides in Southport and brings a wide range of talents to Up Your Arts. John Tatum John began playing guitar as a boy, picking blue grass tunes in the mountains of North Carolina with friends and family. He later developed a unique style of performance and showmanship as a blues musician. A guitar virtuoso, John toured and recorded professionally for years, appearing on stage with nationally known “A-list” musicians. He currently sells, repairs and consigns quality stringed instruments and related equipment from his guitar shop at Southport Johnnies, where he also paints and teaches a variety of instruments. He performs regularly with Southport Johnny and the Bizness and fills the role of elder musical statesman for Up Your Arts.

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CARLA EDSTROM

Carla Edstrom Carla is a classically trained vocalist, pottery artist and freelance writer. She moved to Boiling Spring Lakes in 2005 and became active with the Associated Artists of Southport the following year. She is currently a pottery instructor at the Southport campus of Brunswick Community College, a vocalist with The Groove Pirates Band, and assistant editor for Southport and Leland Magazines, for which she also writes the Art Beat, a monthly column featuring local artists and crafts people. Up Your Arts is a natural extension of her ongoing immersion in this area’s numerous arts communities. John Keiffer John is a local musician, graphic artist, and painter, who retired to Southport after a career as a paramedic in the Washington, DC, area, where he also taught college and organized large- and small-scale public events, including a series of cutting-edge arts festivals. This wide-ranging experience, coupled with an academic career

in theological studies, successful occupations as a youth minister and a residential builder in Boston, informs John’s delight with connecting dots. Since moving here in 2010, he has cemented his passion for the creative and performing arts with his graphic design studio at Southport Johnnies and as the quintessential ambassador for Up Your Arts. Bonnie Bray Bonnie brings an abiding appreciation for the arts to this endeavor. She is a writer, amateur photographer, and novice potter, with a 25-year career as the chief financial officer for local governments in Maryland and North Carolina. This focus has given her direct experience managing the details of community engagement with public and private resources, many specializing in arts-related outcomes. Bonnie sees Up Your Arts as a vital link between artists and their audiences -- and the contributions both make to the quality of life in this area. Michael Mitchem Michael is native to the Southport/Oak Island area, with over 20 years of experience as a guitarist and an audio recording engineer. During this time, he has been in a unique position to develop his craft with

DIANE JOHNSON some of the best working musicians in the area, and, as such, brings a finely tuned local perspective to Up Your Arts. Michael is currently a specialist in computer software security, having spent the bulk of his professional life in the information technology industry. Michael’s talents in this arena are generously dedicated to the success of Up Your Arts. Diana Johnson Diana brought her love of dance to Southport two years ago, after decades as a teacher and performer with the Sacred Dance Guild of Fredericksburg, Virginia, and other dance societies in Connecticut and Greensboro, North Carolina. Diana’s professional accomplishments also include years as a cast member with “The Lost Colony,” the nation’s longest running outdoor drama about Roanoke Island, in addition to owning a dance and yoga studio in Nags Head. She now teaches yoga in Southport and practices at Hearts and Sol Wellness on Oak Island. Up Your Arts is well served by Diana’s deep engagement with dance and the healing arts.

Up Your Arts is a non-profit organization founded in 2017 to support and enhance the creative and performing arts throughout the greater Southport area. There is indeed much to promote. Live music, numerous galleries and shops, festivals and community events, established theater groups, a college campus focused on the arts, the quaint and picturesque location of numerous film productions . . . The Southeast Coast of North Carolina continues to emerge as a regional destination focused on the arts.

THE MISSION OF UP YOUR ARTS IS SIMPLE:

• To promote all of the artful, musical and theatrical events throughout the area • To support the mission of the Southport Center of Brunswick Community College in offering the best hands-on learning opportunities in the arts • To encourage all interested musicians and artists in their entrepreneurial and educational efforts • To promote the creation of new and dynamic venues, events and festivals to round out the artistic offerings which currently exist • To advocate strongly for the art community and pursue every opportunity for • advocacy in the public realm • To leverage our membership in supporting associated community non-profit organizations • To do the work necessary to ensure the success of regional art, music, dance and theater

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Gallery Spotlight Local Art Hot Spots summed up STORY BY CARLA EDSTROM

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here’s a lot of art to see in Southport including large and small-scale shops, owner/artist studios and fine art galleries. It’s the perfect place to find that great art piece for your home, or a gift for a loved one while enjoying the coastal weather and scenery. With this month’s issue being all about art, I would like to feature just a handful of my favorite galleries and shops I think you should check out. Each of these galleries support local artists work. Some of them are old favorites and some are new. All of them have that Southport Southern charm. There are many other great places to visit too, so this is a good place to start! This is by no means a comprehensive list, but we wanted to highlight a few to check out.

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Local Artisans and Curators Linda Reeves and Bill Nelson, Owners 8600 Oak Island Dr, Oak Island Call 910-367-6139 Being the new kid in town, this shop is absolutely jammed packed with antique vendors, local artists and craftspeople. Only open for about a month, Dunes has quickly become a fabulous place for artists to show off and sell their work. With 46 vendors and a waiting list for more, you can find all things vintage as well as many new crafts and arts such as paintings, repurposed furniture, pottery, glass art, and even local honey.

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on. You may get to see a pottery wheel demonstration by Spence while browsing the other art and crafts for sale. You will find pottery, fabric, crocheted items, repurposed wine bottle wind chimes, jewelry, cement planters and stepping-stones and much more! Stop by August 4th for the Jam Rock Jamaican Independence Day Celebration featuring reggae music, vendors and food all day from 12-9:30 pm.

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On your next trip out to the beach, stop by the Coastal Cottage Shop. Established in 2017, this gallery shop is a hidden treasure on Long Beach Road snuggled underneath shade trees, and just as the name implies, it definitely possesses a warm cottage feel. Inside you will find a plethora of coastal themed gifts, local art and craft including paintings, pottery, jewelry, handbags and locally made furniture. You can find everything you need to decorate your beach themed home and more.

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Thom Seaman and Linda Platt, Owner/ Artists 822 N Howe St, Southport Call (910) 457-1757 Open 10-5pm daily and later for First Friday Gallery walks. A long time staple of the Southport gallery community is the Artshak. With friendly owner/artists that actually make much of their art on premises, this gallery has it all. With 55 artists work on display, you can

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n days of old, people would gather to hear troubadours sing songs of the times and play their instruments as they roamed throughout the countryside. In more recent times, families and friends would gather on the front porch, the parlor or the living room and share music they performed themselves. women desperately looking to meet Mr. or Ms. Right. Definitely not the place for someone looking for a meaningful or relaxing music experience. And while outdoor summer concerts are a great and glorious thing, sometimes too much sun, bugs or bad weather make them impossible to sit through pleasantly. Plus, they disappear as the weather turns cold. So, What’s A House Concert? House concerts are an exciting new phenomenon in which musicians perform in private living rooms for a small but attentive paying audience. They’re fun, personal and for the audience, a marvelous

alternative to another night of sitcoms on tv. And they can take place all year ‘round. Typically numbering 20-30 audience members, house concerts have skyrocketed in popularity over the past ten years. The most often cited reason is because of the intimate connection between the artist and the audience that just doesn’t happen in a bar, club, outdoors or in big concert hall. This entertainment win/win result is a memorable and enjoyable night out for everyone involved, including the artist. How Does A House Concert Work? Once a date is set with the artist, usually

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Today, the music scene is a whole different kettle of fish. Ipods, phones and downloaded and steaming music from iTunes, Spotify and more have become the music source at home. At nightclubs, DJ’s have supplanted many of the venue where live bands and musicians used to play. The concert scene, for those big touring performers, is often out of reach financially and geographically for most admiring fans. For local music, often all that’s left is the local bar scene, where if one wants to hear music, they typically must compete with bar noise, multiple big-screen TV’s blaring some obscure soccer game, and men and

at least 30 days out, the host hand-picks and invites the audience: friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, etc. Seating is usually folding chairs set up in the living room, either borrowed or brought by the audience members themselves. There’s some socializing time before, the level of refreshments is optional, then the concert begins typically at 7 or 8 p.m. Folks are usually done and out the door by 9:30, taking their chairs and their memories with them. House concerts are donation-supported and all donations go to the artist. A typical donation is in the $10 to $20 range and passing that donation jar, usually at intermission, is part of the fun. The host provides the venue only, undergoing very little in the way of costs while garnering massive status points as the neighborhood cultural leader and trendsetter! If you’ve never experienced a house concert, you’re in for a musical treat. Author note: Mike Yeley is a modern day traveling troubadour, now based in Brunswick County. If you’d to explore a house concert, the website is www.mikeshouseconcerts.com..

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art beat Nautically Inspired Ami Brown showcases her Ocean & Nautically inspired art at the Wine Rack. STORY BY CARLA EDST ROM

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am thrilled this month to be writing about my multi talented artist friend and editor of Southport and Leland Magazines, Ami Brown. Her Nautical Art Exhibition Opening - August 1, 5:307:30pm at the Wine Rack, Southport. Sometimes in life you meet someone and you just know that they are going to be a friend. Such is the case of when I met Ami a few years ago at Franklin Square Gallery in Southport. I was instantly drawn in by her positive kind-hearted nature. I remember us having a discussion in my pottery studio about her being a freelance writer and how I always wanted to do that but I didn’t feel like I had the enough education or experience for writing professionally. And I hadn’t written anything for so long, I thought it was just a pipe dream I would never fulfill. She told me that I should just do it and

encouraged me to start writing again. Not long after that, Ami became the editor of Southport Magazine and the next thing I knew, she asked me to write for the magazine. I will always be grateful that she took a chance on me as a writer. With her abundant creativity and her fearless ability to pull amazing ideas out of thin air, Ami never ceases to amaze me. Being a multi-media artist, writer and overall creative person is nothing new to her, and it’s always been part of who she is. “I remember taking art classes as a child, I loved drawing animals and nature, flowers,

Ami in her studio trees, birds,” she explained. “As I got older I started drawing and painting people. I took a portrait painting class at Michaels and I absolutely loved it,” she said. “Writing and painting are my two passions and I feel lucky to have them both as my “real” job,” said Ami. “It hardly feels like I am actually working! I guess my creativity has always been part of what I love doing,” she said. “I was the editor of my High School paper and I have always loved to write. I started helping my brother-in-law with his web content several years ago, and I kind of fell back in love with writing. When I moved to Southport in 2015, I reached out to the magazine and was hired as one of the freelance writers, and now I am the editor. I absolutely love that I can meet the people in the area and write about community and events here.” Ami’s art is always growing as she finds inspiration everywhere in ordinary things. “My favorite thing to do is to just start out with a rough idea, and then start painting and it always changes,” she said. “It evolves and goes somewhere new, and somewhere exciting. And I love that about

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painting abstracts,” said Ami. “I love to take photos of random objects, rusted bolts, peeling paint, an old broken piece of wood, and look at it up close,” she said. She explained that she loves to focus on a section of an object and paint just that part, such as a couple paintings she made of rusted bolts that were on the Oak Island pier a few years ago. “I am inspired by the simplest of things really.” Using mostly oil and acrylic paints, Ami also uses other elements of style in her painting such as textures and gloss finishes. “When I do commissions, I am pretty open to content, but I do use oil or acrylic, depending on what I am painting,” said Ami. “If it’s a large abstract, then I’ll use oil. If it’s an animal or portrait I will generally use acrylic, just so it can dry faster. I like to incorporate other types of paint and high gloss on certain areas to make the image more interesting,” she explains. “I was given a set of oil paints when I was about 17 years old from an Aunt and I fell in love with how oil paint moves and blends colors. Something you can’t really do with acrylics or watercolor,” she explains. “I recently took an alcohol ink class and loved that too.” Ami recently won first place in the Oak Island Sea to Shore Exhibition for her alcohol ink flower painting. Another big inspiration of Ami’s art is birds. As a volunteer for Sea Biscuit Wildlife Center on Oak Island, she gets to care for and observe the birds’ behavior weekly. Ami’s love of nature is apparent in her paintings, from her colorful alcohol ink flower tiles to her

large paintings of whimsical frogs and birds. “I love how nature and the elements create beautiful patterns, colors and textures,” she said. Having her roots scattered all over the East Coast, Ami is happy to now make Southport her home. “I am definitely drawn to water, and have always loved to be near the ocean and water,” she said. “I lived in New Zealand for 10 1/2 years. I opened my own art gallery while I was there and loved it. The gallery gave me the confidence really to explore all kinds of painting.” Ami has been working hard to create work for her featured artists show at the Leland Community Arts Center July 6-August 3rd. “The title of the exhibition is “Naturally Unexpected,” Ami explained. “I created artworks based around nature, but with some kind of twist, something unexpected. I mean how many bowls of fruit are there anyway? Have you ever seen piglets in a bathtub? Well you will!” Her show in July isn’t the only featured show she will have this summer. You can also see Ami’s art at the Wine Rack in Southport during the entire month of August. And Ami says that this artwork is all new and inspired by an ocean and nautical theme, including some abstract landscapes - one of her favorite things to paint. And with all of her creativity, I have no doubt it will be fantastic! Make sure to come out on August 1st, 5:30-7:30 to catch her opening at the Wine Rack in Southport.

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ative son Art Newton is arguably the most well-known artist that Southport has ever produced. He was an accomplished photographer who, in the 1940s and 1950s, catalogued the changing waterfront and the devastation of Hurricane Hazel. But it is his oils, watercolors and pencil sketches that continue to capture our imaginations and the colorful vitality of our lovely region.

Celebrating the artist’s life and works is our own well-known resident, Tommy Harrelson, in his book, “Southport’s Art Newton.” The paintings and drawings leap from the page in a beautifully illustrated publication that not only documents Newton’s work, but also the changing Southport landscape during this time. Harrelson describes his interest in the project. “My dad owned Dan Harrelson Grocery on the waterfront” he says. “Art painted it and my dad bought the grocery store painting in 1950. The store was destroyed in the hurricane, so I wanted to hold onto that painting. I would put it out at my business later and share it with people. Someone would say, ‘oh you like Art Newton? I’ve got one, I’ll sell it to you!’ So I formed my collection that way.” Harrelson hung his collection of three pencil drawings and five paintings in his front room so he could look at them. “I guess they started talking to me,” he says. “I started thinking about how I might share them and other Newton works. Someone said why don’t you write a book? I said well, that can’t be that hard. So I did! I had no idea what I was doing, but I had a lot of help along the way.” Harrelson chronicles Newton’s life from childhood to his death in 1964 at age 42. As a child nicknamed “Snooks,” Newton’s parents died within a week of each other when Art was only 13 years old. Raised by his aunt and uncle in Southport, his interest in and talent for drawing surfaced early. After graduating high school, he worked in Wilmington to earn money for formal art training, eventually entering the Central Academy of Commercial Art in Cincinnati. When WWII erupted, Newton entered the Coast Guard and served for four years as a photographer. After leaving the service, he received more art training in New York. But never forgetting his hometown of Southport, Newton came often to exhibit

his work, and in 1946 met his wife, Valli Bryant, here. They lived in New York City for a few years where he worked in the art department at Avon. But when their first child Jon Arthur was born in 1949, they decided to move back to Southport in search of a more family-oriented community. Newton was determined to make a living here with his art, painting everything from houses to portraits. As Southport’s first professional artist, Newton opened a small store on Moore Street where he sold cameras, art supplies and his own artwork. He also offered art classes in the back room. “When I was a boy my sister and I both took art lessons from him,” says Harrelson. “My sister – Anne Ward – is an accomplished artist in her own right. She has a beautiful oil painting of his, one of the few oils. The painting is in her home here.” When he wasn’t pursuing his artistic interests, Newton was fishing and shrimping to earn more money for his family. Many of his scenes are of local fishermen and shrimp boats, busy at work on the Cape Fear. Perhaps one of his most famous works is of the Roland, a ship carrying 15 refugees from Russia that entered our waters in 1948 and whose occupants were eventually granted the right to stay in America. Newton photographed the then-sunken vessel and painted several watercolors of the scene. Harrelson describes Newton’s process. “He flew in a plane from the fish factory and took photos,” he relates. “There were two fish factories – menhaden plants – they had a landing strip there and they would fly out and look for schools of fish and let the fishermen know where they were. There’s one beautiful painting of the waterfront with the Roland in it.” A co-founder of the Associated Artists of Southport, Newton was also involved with the Wilmington arts scene. One of his most prominent patrons there was

One of Art’s Paintings of the Cape Fear Pilot Boat

Samuel Bissette, president of the Peoples Federal Savings and Loan. Bissette was a prominent businessman and ardent art lover, eventually becoming an accomplished artist himself. His collection of Newton’s work can still be seen in what is now First Citizens Bank on the corner of Market and Fourth Street in Wilmington. Trained primarily in commercial art, Newton also worked at the Wilmington television station WECT (formerly WMFD) and Wilmington Printing Company as art director. Additionally, he designed and wrote several travel and tourism publications. Unfortunately, much of his commercial artwork has been lost over time. As many artists would tell you, it’s tough to support a family on your art. Newton pursued every avenue he could to support his wife and three children, and despite local and regional acclaim as an accomplished artist, in a small community like ours it was a struggle. In 1964, Newton died on the river he so loved; his body was found upriver from his home. Explanations vary as to the cause but most believe it was

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accidental. Though he died too young, Newton’s art continues to inspire, in many ways thanks to Harrelson’s dogged efforts to track down Newton’s works and share them. Today, Harrelson’s book is widely available in Southport – at the Maritime Museum, Ports of Call, Southport Visitors’ Center and Ricky Evans Gallery. Upon request, the Evans Gallery can also make prints of any image in the book. Harrelson credits area collectors and gallery owners for helping him put the book together to celebrate Art Newton’s life and work. “Almost all the collectors have Oak Island or Southport ties,” he says. “They were so generous and trusting in lending me their pieces. Ricky and Debbie Evans took each piece and scanned or photographed them to create digital images. They would remat or reframe them too. I so appreciate their help.” It’s what a small community like Southport does – we join together to celebrate one of our own.

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Cheers Sangria Adventures

The light fruity drink, perfect for Summer STORY AND PHOTO BY JEFF STITES

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ith summer in full swing, I thought we’d take a look at sangria this month. It’s cold and fruity and refreshing, and perfect for entertaining because it’s easy to make in good-sized batches. I’m a fan of sangria, but have never tried making it myself, so join me as I dive into learning about one of the oldest mixed drinks known to man. One of the first things I learned about sangria is that it’s completely free-form. Sangria, named after the Spanish word for blood (because of the color), or maybe going all the way back to the Sanskrit term for sugared wine, is simply wine mixed with a little sugar and whatever fruit happened to be laying around. There are no rules in sangria. Well, unless you live in the European Union where there are rules for everything. The EU requires sangria to be produced in Spain and fall within a certain alcohol content range and a few other silly things. But we are not in the EU so your sangria can be whatever you like. It’s great to be an American, isn’t it? Sangria became popular in Spain as soon as the alcohol-free Moors were kicked out and it spread to the Caribbean and the British colonies of North America. For some reason, it fell out of favor soon after independence, but after it was served at the Spain pavilion during the 1964 World’s Fair in New York, it took off again in the States. You can even buy pre-made sangria at the grocery store now, but don’t. Making sangria at home is easy and fun. All you need is wine -- red is traditional but white is just as good -- sugar and fruit. You can add other things, like liqueur or brandy to make it a little stronger, or juice, club soda or Sprite to make it a little lighter. You can chill it or not, as you like, but it needs to sit a couple hours at least for the fruit to properly flavor the wine. The waiting truly is the hardest part. The fruit you use is up to you. Are you sensing a theme here? Use whatever you like or whatever is looking good at the time you make your sangria. Citrus fruits like oranges, lemons and limes were popular in Spain, but tropical fruits like pineapples, kiwis and mangoes make for a great tropical sangria, and berries are wonderful if that’s what grows where you live. You

want to cut up your fruit so the flesh comes into contact with the wine and they get all happy together over time. I decided to make both red and white sangria, because why not, you know? I figured you could get away with using cheap wine since you’re just going to fill it up with fruit and sugar anyway, but then I though life’s too short to drink Sutter Home sangria, so I tried to get as authentic as possible. I’d read that Spanish sangria was traditionally made with rioja wine, something I’d never heard of before. I found one called Marques de Caceres at Lowes on sale for $13.99 so I snapped that up. I didn’t see any Spanish whites but there was a white blend from Portugal, called Anjos (and it as on sale) and it seemed like close enough, so I grabbed that as well. I tried to go summer-y with my fruit selections, so I got watermelon, kiwi, strawberries and limes for the white, and peaches, plums, oranges, strawberries and limes for the red. Next stop was the ABC store for some orange liqueur. I found a small bottle of Patron, but on my way, I passed a display of North Carolina liquors and saw something called Sun Dog Pink Lemonade made in Mount Pleasant. I wasn’t planning to add

any liquor to the white sangria, but how could I resist that? I mean, it’s local and all, right? I’ll admit that the label sort of has “bad decision” written all over it, but I was hoping just a bit in the mix wouldn’t be a mistake. As it turned out, it was definitely not a mistake. My white sangria tasted like summer in a glass with the Sun Dog adding a bit of brightness but not turning the concoction into a frat punch. Watermelons were a great choice for this, if I do say so myself, as their flavor infused the sangria with just the right amount of sweetness without being over-powering. I added a splash of Sprite to each glass after pouring to give the drink some bubbles and it worked nicely, but I don’t think I’d miss it if it weren’t there. All in all, a terrific success. The red version was even better, I thought, though that may be because of my preference for red wine over white. The fruit and the little bit of sugar mellowed the acidity of the wine and made it terrifically easy-to-drink. There wasn’t one fruit that “made” the drink like the watermelon in the white sangria, but the combination seemed to work well. Eating the fruit from the empty red sangria glass was a treat. I’m not including recipes for my sangrias because I feel that would destroy the best feature of sangria—freedom. Your sangria should be all about what you like and what you find. Make the wine as dry or sweet or you like, use whatever fruit makes you happy, and add alcohol or not to your heart’s content. I will say I made my sugar into simple syrup by combining it with equal amounts of water over heat until it all dissolved and I cut my fruit up fairly small to increase its surface area in contact with the

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wine. But even these things are entirely up to you. The only rule is to not follow any rules. Except maybe to make sure you eat the fruit.

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Biz Q&A Watersports & More Southport Watersports offers service, maintenance and sales! Check it out. STORY BY AMI BROWN

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ell you’ve made it through another Fourth of July and now it’s time to relax and start your real Summer vacation. If you own any kind of water craft, you just might know these guys! They offer everything you might need for your boat or water sport equipment. It’s Southport Water Sports and here is the lowdown on everything you need to know!

1 – Give us a brief history of how Southport WaterSports opened? I had a wonderful opportunity to bring good service with fair pricing to the community. 2 – Have you always been in the boat business? Yes, I started in the boat business at age 19, at Hatteras Yachts, and have built my career and reputation since, Fountain Boats, Tiara Yachts, Rampage and Cruiser Yachts. To present day. 3 – As an authorized Boat Dealer, please tell us about your boats (brands) you have for sale. (New and used) We have G3, which is a Yamaha boat, Maycraft, which is a locally built boat for sale and authorized Suzuki and Yamaha Dealer 4 – You also sell trailers, tell us more about that.

We sell Venture and EZ loader trailers and an authorized repair center for these models. We can also repair and service all trailers. 5 – When it comes to wear and tear… you offer canvas repair and custom aluminum fabrication, what exactly does that entail? The business and can repair and custom fabricate for any boat. We also have the experience to fabricate or modify aluminum or steel 6 - Boat maintenance is very important, especially with the salt water… you offer bottom painting, how often should that be done – and how important is it? Bottom painting is very important to boats left in the salt water, it helps protect your investment. It is recommended to be done every two years. Scraping of the hull is also recommended in between, it helps extend the life of the bottom paint.

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7 – What kind of electrical and engine services do you offer? We are an authorized Yamaha and Suzuki dealer and follow their guidelines, We have two certified technicians. 8 – What advice would you give a first-time boat owner, for long engine/boat life? First time boat owners should do their

research in regard to what type of boat they would like to purchase based on the activity. It is important to follow the maintenance schedule and most important to USE the boat. 9 – What kind of fiberglass work do you do? We have an ABYC certified tech in fiberglass repair.

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BIZ Q&A 10 – Do you have any special deals or offers you’d like to tell us about? Yamaha has periodic specials, call us for details, Both brands run promotion sales several times per year. 11 – Is it easy to get financing for a boat (like a car)? We deal with all banks and Marathon Finance (which specializes in marine finance)

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What kind of boat do you have? (or what is your dream boat?) I have owned many boats, I own a 16ft John boat right now which is ideal for inter coastal and inland fishing. My dream boat, hard to say, one big enough for the family to enjoy but not to big where I can’t handle it by myself.

Do you like to sail or powerboat? (why) I will always choose a power boat!! I like to be in control!! What is number one on your bucket list? My number one on the bucket list, continue to share my life with my wife, kids and grandkids. What is your favorite boating destination? Favorite boating destination would be to travel the intercoastal to the keys, no time limit, and just enjoy the experience. What is your favorite boating activity? Fishing? Cruising? I love to just cruise and relax, find a fun place to swim and enjoy the family. Favorite Book or Movie? I enjoy any movie that makes me laugh, I don’t have much time to read!

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The “NEW” Wine Rack New owners make the Wine Rack the place to go! STORY BY KASS FINCHER

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hen friends Amy Stafford and Karen “KJ” Johnston talked about businesses they might want to work on together, they didn’t envision a wine shop at first. Amy was still living in Greensboro, although she and husband Eric Hoffman spent many weekends in Southport and planned to move here after their daughter Grace graduated. And KJ was retiring as an emergency room nurse, but looking for a new commitment and challenge. Seems they both found it. After ten years, Ray Williams, owner of the popular Wine Rack on Howe Street in Southport, was ready to pass the baton to someone else to keep the business going. KJ and Amy, like many local residents, were regulars at the Wine Rack, especially on Friday nights when the shop hosted their popular wine tasting events. The two talked, researched the idea

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and eventually stepped up and bought the business in April this year, bringing their own creative ideas and a commitment to renovate the space and make it even more of a destination for all. It’s certainly paid off. With their grand opening June 2, KJ and Amy definitely put their stamp on the business, introducing outstanding renovations to the space and offering events they plan for the coming months. They both say their customers’ tastes are diverse and they want to remain true to those choices, so they have kept basically the same wine and beer selections for now. The space is a different story. KJ talks about the renovations they made. “Our vision was to make it more open, clean up the front and offer more seating,” she says.

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“It was actually Ray’s idea to provide the French doors to the back so people could congregate back there. We put in a privacy fence around the property and now we have seating for 30-plus people back there. We redid the patios out front, painted the exterior and interior, moved the bar and opened up the interior. It feels so much more open.” Amy agrees. “All the contractors were local,” she relates. “They came when they said they would and helped us make our vision come about. One of the ideas was a wall inside using Annie Sloan chalk paint that created a brick facade; we’ve gotten so many compliments on it.” The partners also acknowledge their husbands’ support and involvement in the

enterprise. Eric Hoffman, a founder of the Southport Yacht Club, and Sam Johnston, the current commodore of the club, put in their own sweat equity – especially creating the welcoming environment outside that brings friends and new customers to the Wine Rack. Amy explains, “None of this would have been possible without Eric and Sam – they have been unbelievably supportive.” The owners are moving forward with their own ideas about how to grow the business. Amy is developing partnerships with food trucks, book clubs and other community groups that will take the Wine Rack in a new direction that will encourage patronage

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SAVOR every day of the week. They are offering a monthly calendar of events that includes book clubs, private parties, special wine tastings and art shows. The pair are also planning a series of educational opportunities, where, for example, customers can hear from experts about wine and food pairings. Here are some of the events coming up in August and September: • Free wine tastings every Friday night, 5:30-8pm • August 1 - Ami Brown’s art show, 5:30-7:30pm • August 8 - French wine and cheese pairing with Mike Summerlin from Grapevine, 6:30-7:30 pm. • August 22 - live music with David Dixon and beer tasting with Raleigh’s Gizmo Brewing, 6-8 pm. • September 26 - Oktoberfest 6-8pm with Jen from Mutual. Beer tasting and Brats with Kraut, 6-8 pm. It is a busy calendar, but one that will showcase the Wine Rack’s offerings as well as reach out to a community that treasures good wines and good friends. Though both partners are involved in the

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f you like great music and family fun, then every Thursday and Friday night you are in for a treat! The Summer concert series are on through August in Southport and Oak Island. Don’t miss out! The Jamaican Independence Day Celebration Concert is also a great place for fun!

OAK ISLAND PARKS & REC CONCERT SERIES

OAK ISLAND - Middleton Park 6:30-8:30 The Oak Island Concert Series is here to liven up your summer nights! The concerts start at 6:30 pm and feature some great beach and rock and roll music–perfect for a summer evening! The concert schedule is posted below. Concerts will be held at the Middleton Park Soccer Field, located at SE 46th Street. So grab some beach chairs and your dancing shoes and come on out! All concerts are free! In case of inclement weather, concerts may be canceled. To check cancellations, please visit https://oakisland.recdesk.com or call 910-278-5518. SCHEDULE: Friday, August 3 – The Tim Clark Band Friday, August 10 – Carolina Line Bluegrass Band Friday, August 17 – Christine Martinez Band Friday, August 24, – LaCi *Thursday, August 30 – Trey Calloway Band

SOUTHPORT SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

SOUTHPORT - Franklin Square Park 6-8 Bring your chair, blanket or picnic dinner. The perfect family hang out for warm summer nights. Local bands and musicians light up the park all summer long. SCHEDULE: August 2: Legacy August 9: Rose Colored Galses August 16: L-Shaped Lot Duo August 23: Jake Newman & Johanna Winkel August 30: NC Blues Kings

Christine Martinez Band rocked the park on July 19th in Franklin Square.

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SUMMER MUSIC SHOWCASE

Ports of Call

City of Southport

Oak Island

Middleton Park Fridays, 6:30pm

Franklin Square Park Every Thursday 6pm-8pm

August 3 – The Tim Clark Band Friday, August 10 – Carolina Line Bluegrass Band Friday, August 17 – Christine Martinez Band Friday, August 24, – LaCi *Thursday, August 30 – Trey Calloway Band

AUGUST August 2: Legacy August 9: Rose Colored Galses

August 16: L-Shaped Lot Duo August 23: Jake Newman & Johanna Winkel August 30: NC Blues Kings

Lisa Rankin on Keyboards, Wednesdays & Jazzy Brunch Sundays, Jake Beamer, Kathryn Alphin, Jay Killman Jamie & Dean Carbone And more... Check the Facebook Page for schedules and events

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AUGUST Aug 2 Open Mic with Shawn Duncan 7-10pm Aug 3rd Chillin Dixie 7-10pm Aug 4th L Shaped Lot 7-10pm Aug 3 Soul-R-Fusion Aug 5th Groove Pirates5-8pm 8-11pm Aug 9th Dos Eddies 7-10pm Aug 4 Train Wreck Aug 10th Shelby Lynn Moore 8-11pm 7-10pm Aug 5 Rev 5-8pm Aug 11th Splash 7-10pm Aug 9 Open Mic with Ken Aug 12th Fishin Musicians Schnedetz 7-10pm 4-7pm Aug 10 Shelby Raye Aug 17th Honky Tonk Out8-11pm laws 7-10pm Aug 11 Hot Flash 8-11pm Aug 23rd Full Dish7-10pm Aug 12 Island Fever Aug 24 - Blues Kings 7-10pm Aug 25th Jam Sandwhich 5-8pm 7-10pm Aug 16 Open Mic with Aug 26th Carolina Line 4-7pm Randy Sadewater Aug 31st Gossen Brothers 7-10pm

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Kitchen

From Dock to Plate

Understanding how soft-shell crabs are processed STORY AND PHOTOS BY CLAUDIA O’NEILL

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s we drove down the quarter-mile dirt road, lined with colorful crab pots and old wooden boats, I gained a real sense of excitement. This story was going to be my first job as an intern at Southport Magazine. Stephen Phipps, the owner and Executive Chef at Mr. P’s Bistro offered Kris Beasley and myself the opportunity to join him in picking up 36 fresh soft-shell crabs for his restaurant. He recently found a family-owned and operated seafood wholesaler located just along the Cape Fear River who can provide the restaurant with delicious soft-shell crabs all year long.

Kris and I pulled up to Mr. P’s Bistro around eleven o’clock in the morning to ride with Chef Stephen in his truck. I hopped in the back with Kris’s camera in my hand and began playing with the lighting and adjusting the settings so that the photos would look perfect for the article. The ride took about 45 minutes to downtown Wilmington, where along the way we stopped for lunch at one of

Chef Stephen’s favorite burger places, Winnie’s Tavern. The place was a small white and blue building just off of the main road and was known to have Wilmington’s best burgers around. We each got our own variation of a delicious mini burger and then continued on our way to Ingraham’s Crab House. We made a right down Purl B. Ingraham Road, named after the owner’s father, where

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The Ingrahams at their Crab House

numerous houses, boats, and crab pots directed us to the end of the driveway where a pier jetted out over the river. As we pulled up, I saw Connie and Luke Ingraham sitting underneath the shaded crab house enjoying a large slice of watermelon with some friends and local fishermen. An old, wooden sign hanging over the entrance caught my eye. In big letters it read, “Ingrahams Crab House,” “Capt. Purl Owner.” We hopped out of the truck and Chef Stephen introduced us to the Ingrahams, whose smiles were friendly and welcoming. Right away I smelt the salt water and live crabs, directing my body to walk towards the woodshed, where six large peeler tanks were held. With eyes wide and a grin on my face, I stepped onto the wooden plank and leaned over the first tank I saw. In the shallow water were dozens of blue crabs, ranging from small to large in size. I wanted to reach my hand in, but was afraid of getting pinched. Mr. Ingraham quickly came to my side and picked out the largest crab in the whole tank. The crab had massive blue pincers and looked quite different from the rest. Mr. Ingraham explained to me that 95% of soft-shell crabs are females and that the one he had squirming in his hand was a larger male blue crab. “How can you tell the difference between the males and the females?” I asked eagerly. Mr. Ingraham smiled and flipped the male crab over in his hands. Underneath was an “apron,” which is a flap that indicates the sex of the crab. Male blue crabs, known as “Jimmies,” have a long, pointy apron like the one shown in the photo. They also have big blue pincers, whereas the females have red. He placed the male crab back into the tank and grabbed two more, smaller sized females. He flipped them both over and I found myself in slight confusion; the two female crabs had different shaped aprons. Similar to humans, there are immature, or adolescent, female crabs and

then there are mature, adult crabs. The immature females had a V-shaped apron, which could not open until she peeled her hard shell and was ready to mate. The mature female crabs, however, had a U-shaped apron, which could open to mate and in the future, carry eggs. Intrigued, and interested to hear more, I asked Mr. Ingraham about how he got into the crab business. He told me that his father was a crab fisherman all his life and taught him everything he knows. He is the second youngest child out of six siblings and is the only one to carry on the crabbing tradition. He and his wife have been in the crabbing industry for 40 years now. I looked around to take in what the Ingrahams had accomplished, when all of a sudden Mr. Ingraham motioned me to look his way. In his hand was a female peeler crab, coming out of her hard-shell. Kris and I looked at one another with fascination in our eyes and leaned in to get a closer look. Curiously, I reached my hand forward and rubbed over the newly ex-

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KITCHEN posed soft-shell. My jaw dropped slightly as Mr. Ingraham mumbled, “soft as a pillow.” I couldn’t believe the difference in texture between the two shells on the crab’s body. Mr. Ingraham informed us that blue crabs peel their hard shells every week and double in size when they come out. This is one major reason why the crabbing business is such hard work; Mr. and Mrs. Ingraham check on the crabs every hour to two hours. The reason for this is because once a crab is out of it’s hard-shell, they’ll quickly start developing a paper shell, which only takes them roughly eight hours to become fully hard again. As soon as the crabs are out of their shells, they are taken to the refrigerator to be distributed to a wholesaler, like Mr. P’s Bistro. To my right, Chef Stephen leaned up against one of the peeler tanks. He was enjoying a large slice of watermelon that Mrs. Ingraham had so generously offered him. She told Kris and I that she and her husband start their morning every day at four so that they can get out onto the river to check on the crab pots from the night before. They are outside all day and do not end their workday until ten o’clock every night. They said that the best way to catch the most crabs is to put a male in each pot to attract the females who are ready to mate or are looking for protection. I nodded and slowly glanced out toward the river, where I spotted the white, wooden boat they take out every morning and evening to catch the blue crabs. The dock was long and I could see now that there were about 20 more peeler tanks along the side of the crab house and hundreds of colorful crab pots sitting by the waterside. I took the view in with a deep breath and admired the work of the Ingrahams. They informed us that the lot they were currently on was bare when Mr. Ingraham’s father, Purl, bought it years ago. And now, standing here on their beautiful dock, they are known as the biggest soft-shell crab wholesaler in New Hanover County. They took us back through the crab house where we said hello to the other fishermen talking and enjoying some nice cold sodas on this hot day. They were concerned about the heat and how it’s expected to be getting worse over the next few weeks. I imagined how hot they would be working everyday from dawn till dusk for the remaining of the summer. We made our way towards the truck as Chef Stephen grabbed his two boxes of live, soft-shell crabs, all lined up in perfect rows. I thanked the Ingrahams for taking the time to teach Kris and me about the soft-shell crabs as I climbed back into Chef Stephen’s truck. I “wooed” at feeling the air conditioning kick on as we pulled off of the dirt road and on to the two-lane pavemented street. I felt like I had so many more questions I wanted to ask, but fortunately, the fun for the day was not over yet. Within 45 minutes we were back at Mr. P’s

Bistro, ready to watch Chef Stephen cook up some delicious soft-shell crabs for Kris and me. We entered the kitchen, where Chef Stephen and his team put in hours of hard work into creating delightful and fresh, low country cuisines for their guests. With just an hour and a half until the restaurant opened, Chef Stephen put on his apron and began doing what he loves most. With a handful of ingredients, he explained to Kris and me the process of creating two exceptional ways to enjoy soft-shell crabs, as we had never had one before. The first dish was a sautéed, softshell crab on a bed of spinach, topped with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and seasoned with balsamic vinaigrette. This one was my personal favorite, while Kris really enjoyed the fried soft-shell crab, which was paired by a Cajun corn maque choux and topped with some micro greens. As Chef Stephen placed both entrées onto the table, I did not hesitate to cut right into the soft-shelled crabs, eating the entire thing from its crunchy claws to its meat-filled body. After leaving Mr. P’s Bistro with a full stomach, a dozen of Chef Stephen’s fresh eggs, and a slice of lemon-blueberry cheesecake, I felt extremely blessed to have experienced everything that I had in just one day. From the ocean to the dock to the dinner plate, both the Ingrahams and Chef Stephen have worked long and hard to create the success that they have achieved by delivering premium soft-shell crabs and creating exceptional entrées for the people of Southport. I really admire Chef Stephen’s commitment in driving to Wilmington twice a week to offer his customers a unique dinning experience, providing only the best and freshest softshelled crabs among the many other seafood options at Mr. P’s Bistro. This magical experience made the crabs taste that much better and I can confirm that there are no other softshell crabs like these anywhere else down in the south. If you would like to enjoy the full experience of Chef Stephen cooking the soft-shell crab entrées, a video is available on our website at: http://www.southportmag.com. VIDEO LINK HERE

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How to donate The supply list items that are needed include: back packs, spiral notebooks (college ruled), loose leaf paper (college ruled), #2 pencils and erasers, colored pencils, dry erase markers, blue or black ink pens, two 3 inch – 3 ring binder, dividers for 3 inch binders, headphones or earbuds, and pencil pouches for binders. Any item from the supply list can be donated. Businesses and individuals can also donate money that will be used specifically to purchase needed school supplies. “CIS

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WINE RACK - AMI BROWN ART OPENING

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August 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, NC Maritime Museum at Southport, Little Mariners Programs, Each Little Mariner camp includes reading time and a hands-on activity that students make and will take home. Through music, art, and history, your Little Mariner will be introduced to the maritime world in a fun and engaging way. Each child must be accompanied by a caregiver.

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Legacy Band, @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Southport Summer Concerts – Thursdays in the Park, Franklin Square Park, Southport

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First Friday Gallery Walk, @ 5:00 pm 7:00 pm The first Friday of each month art galleries in the Southport area team up to promote a Gallery Walk. Art enthusiasts are welcome to participate in this cultural event each first Friday from 5:00 PM –7:00 PM.

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Oak Island Summer Concert Series – The Tim Clark Band @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Middleton Park Extension, SE 46th street

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Oak Island Farmers and Artisans Market @ Middleton Park Extension, Oak Island @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm, operates at 8 am-1 pm on Mondays from May 21st to September 3rd at the Middleton Park Soccer Field (46th Street/ Dolphin Drive). Vendors will be selling produce, baked goods, handmade crafts and more. Parks and Rec Department 910-278-5518

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@ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, NC Maritime Museum at Southport, Little Mariners Programs, Each Little Mariner camp includes reading time and a hands-on activity that students make and will take home. Through music, art, and history, your Little Mariner will be introduced to the maritime world in a fun and engaging way. Each child must be accompanied by a caregiver.

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August 8 Southport Waterfront Market @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm, The Southport Waterfront Market is held every Wednesday morning from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., May 2 through August 29. The location on the Fort Johnston Garrison Lawn overlooking the Cape Fear River is a treat in itself. You can browse the beautiful local produce, baked goods, and handcrafted items spread under ancient live oak trees. There is a breeze off the river as well as music in the air as

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Rose Colored Glasses, @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm Southport Summer Concerts – Thursdays in the Park, Franklin Square Park

AUGUST 10

Summer Concert Series – Carolina Line Bluegrass Band 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Middleton Park Extension SE 46th street

AUGUST 11

Flea Market at Old Southport Village Shoppes @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm, 1102 N Howe St, New and Fun! Clean out that garage or storage unit…load up your crafts and other wares and have some fun selling them in our unique, one-ofa-kind village right in Southport directly behind Smokehouse BBQ.

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THE WILMINGTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

The 3rd summer series on three Thursdays in August at historic Thalian Hall. On Thursday, August 9 at 7 pm, the series opens with the drama, Academy Award winning “Ida” winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2015 along with a nomination for Best Achievement in Cinematography. The second Thursday, August 16, features the acclaimed “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story” chronicling the life and career of the beautiful and glamorous film actress. This current documentary goes well beyond her noted movie career and has played to rave reviews nationwide. The Summer series concludes on Thursday, August 23, featuring the comedy “The Band’s Visit” from Israel, originally released in 2007. Adapted as a play, the Broadway version based on this film won 10 Tony awards including Best Musical earlier this year. The original film is a gem on its own, and was highly lauded when first released. “This summer’s films are a great way to get a break from the heat,” says Festival Chair Debbie Smith. “We have award-winning choices that include a drama, a documentary and a comedy, a great summer package for all to enjoy.” The Wilmington Jewish Film Festi-

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CALENDAR val is in its 5th year and has hosted a summer series for the past two years to compliment the principal festival offerings in the spring. As in past years, all summer films are at 7 pm, presented on the Main Stage at historic Thalian Hall. Tickets for general admission are $10 and $7 for students with ID and active military. plus preservation fee and tax. Additional information is available at www.wilmingtonjff.org. Tickets are on sale at www.thalianhall.org/events. To avoid an online fee, call the Thalian Hall Box Office at (910) 632-2285 or purchase tickets in person at the Box Office, 310 Chestnut Street, Wilmington, NC. Box office hours are Monday through Saturday from 2-6 PM.

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AUGUST 14

Forestry Committee Meeting @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Fire Substation, 111 E. Nash Street, Southport August 14 @ 10:30 am, Second Tuesday Talk with Southport Historical Society The Southport Historical Society offers a talk the second Tuesday of each month at the Harper Library

history, your Little Mariner will be introduced to the maritime world in a fun and engaging way. Each child must be accompanied by a caregiver.

AUGUST 15

Southport Waterfront Market @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm, The Southport Waterfront Market is held every Wednesday morning from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., May 2 through August 29. The location on the Fort Johnston Garrison Lawn overlooking the Cape Fear River is a treat in itself.

AUGUST 16

Southport Coalition Launches Inaugural County Care Fair Partners of the Brunswick Wellness Coalition and Walmart work together to offer health services to county residents. The Brunswick Wellness Coalition (BWC) is launching its inaugural County Care Fair, rotating between the three Walmart locations in Brunswick Coun-

ty as follows; Monday, July 16, Leland, Thursday, August 16, Southport, Tuesday, September 18, Shallotte. The fair will take place at each location from 5 to 8 p.m. and will offer a wide range of health screenings, education and kid-friendly activities. There will also be grocery store tours and giveaways. Contact: Lindsay Maher, LindsayMaher@dosher.org, 910-444-1872

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CALENDAR MOVIES IN PARK

August 17, Southport Friday Night Movies, ‘Paddington 2’, sunset, Fort Johnston Garrison Lawn – free. Bring your chair and some popcorn and enjoy a movie under the stars every third Friday, June through October on the Fort Johnston Garrison Lawn.

AUGUST 20

Oak Island Farmers and Artisans Market @ Middleton Park Extension, Oak Island @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm, operates at 8 am-1 pm on Mondays from May 21st to September 3rd at the Middleton Park Soccer Field (46th Street/ Dolphin Drive). Vendors will be selling produce, baked goods, handmade crafts and more. Parks and Rec Department 910-278-5518

AUGUST 22

@ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, NC Maritime Museum at Southport, Little Mariners Programs, Each Little Mariner camp includes reading time and a hands-on activity that students make and will take home. Through music, art, and history, your Little Mariner will be introduced to the maritime world in a fun and engaging way. Each child must be accompanied by a caregiver.

MARKET

August 22 Southport Waterfront Market @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm, The Southport Waterfront Market is held every Wednesday morning from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., May 2 through August 29. The location on the Fort Johnston Garrison Lawn overlooking the Cape Fear River is a treat in itself.

AUGUST 23

Jake Newman and Johanna Winkel, @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Southport Summer Concerts – Thursdays in the Park, Franklin Square Park

AUGUST 24

Oak Island Summer Concert Series – LaCi @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Middleton Park Extension, SE 46th st

AUGUST 24

11th Annual Anniversary Party at Cattail Cottage 10am-6pm, 122 N Howe St Southport We will have Specials, Refreshments and Giveaways! Be sure to Save the Date and bring a Friend!

AUGUST 22

Historic Happy Hour Enjoy beer and wine on the Old Baldy grounds while having an intimate Curator tour of The Smith Island Museum of History. History Happy Hour will take place on the 4th Wednesday of every month from 5:30- 7 pm. Each month will explore a different topic of Bald Head Island History. Included in your reservation is admission into the Museum along with beer and wine. Spots are limited! $15 per person.

AUGUST 25

FOLSOI Used Book Sale, @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

AUG 27

Oak Island Farmers and Artisans Market @ Middleton Park Extension, Oak Island 8:00 am – 1:00 pm, operates at 8 am-1 pm on Mondays from May 21st to September 3rd at the Middleton Park Soccer Field (46th Street/ Dolphin Drive). Vendors will be selling produce, baked goods, handmade crafts and more. Parks and Rec Department 910-278-5518

AUGUST 29

Southport Waterfront Market 8:00 am - 1:00 pm, The Southport Waterfront Market is held every Wednesday morning from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., May 2 through August 29. The location on the Fort Johnston Garrison Lawn overlooking the Cape Fear River. For more information, http://www.downtownsouthport.org/

TREY CALLOWAY

Oak Island Summer Concert Series – Trey Calloway 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Middleton Park Extension

MONDAYS

OAK ISLAND FARMER’S MARKET, @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm, Middleton Park Extension, SE 46th St & E Dolphin Dr, Oak Island CONTACT: 910-2785518 Every Monday from May 21st through September 3rd, 2018 come out and get the best Oak Island has to offer. The market goes from 8 am to 1 pm. The Farmer’s Market takes place at Middleton Park Extension -Oak Island Soccer Field 49th Street, SE Oak Island, NC 28465. For more information, you can contact the Town of Oak Island at 910-278-5518.

WEDNESDAYS

SOUTHPORT MARKETS

Every Wed from 8am - 1pm, May to Labor Day. Garrison Lawn.

THURSDAYS

SOUTHPORT SUMMER CONCERTS – Thursdays in the Park 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Concerts will be held at the Franklin Square Park located at 130 East West Street, Southport, NC. So grab some beach chairs and your dancing shoes and come on out! ,

FRIDAYS

Monthly Movies in Franklin Square Park, at dusk, Southport, Summer movies include: July 20 – “Toy Story” August 17 – “Paddington 2” September 21 – “Pirate Kids” October 19 – “Coco” December 6 – “Polar Express” A WinterFest 2018 event!

MONTHLY

MONTHLY BIRTHDAY

Ice Cream Celebration, 12:30 pm, Boiling Spring Lakes Parks and Recreation, 1 Leeds Rd, Boiling Spring Lakes, Join us each second Friday of the month to celebrate that month’s birthdays with an ice cream sundae!

AUGUST 30

THE BLUES KINGS,

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Southport Summer Concerts – Thursdays in the Park, Franklin Square Park

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CALENDAR FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE Monthly Book Sales, @ 9:00 am 12:00 pm, Southport Realty, 727 N. Howe Street, 9:00 a.m. – 12 pm

FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY WALK,

Aug. 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, The first Friday of each month art galleries in the Southport area host a Gallery Walk. Art enthusiasts are welcome to participate in this cultural event each first Friday from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

BINGO!

EVERY MONDAY & WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH, Oak Island VFW Bingo , 103 SE 50th Street , Oak Island 6:30pm to 10:30pm, For more information, call (910) 278-9978.

Ongoing Events WINE & DRINK

UNCORKED BY THE SEA

Thursdays, from 5-7pm at Uncorked By The Sea - Wine Tastings. Donation goes towards a local charity. 602-A N Howe St. Southport (910) 454-0633

GRAPE & ALE

Our wine selection is ever changing Drop by! And see what we are tasting today. Our hours are: 11-7 M-Th and Sat, 11-8 Friday, 12-5 Sunday

THE WINE RACK

Weekly Wine Tasting Join Us Every Friday from 5:30-8:00pm When you purchase any bottle of wine in the shop, your $5 goes back in your pocket!

SILVER COAST WINERY

Southport Tasting & Taproom 105 S. Howe St, Southport 910.777.5151 ​Wine and Craft Beer Tastings Daily ​​Monday-Saturday 11am-7pm Tuesday & Wednesday til 9pm Friday ‘til 8pm Sunday 1 - 6pm

DOC MERIDIAN WINERY

Wine tasting, Tuesdays, 305 N.Howe Street, Southport, (910) 477-6079 6-8pm, check facebook for details.

COMMUNITY

LIFELONG LEARNERS

Harper Library, 109 West Moore Street Southport - Join us for a variety of topics, Every Wednesday 10am-11, and Thursdays 2pm-3:30pm.

MARITIME PROGRAM

EVERY THIRD THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH, NC Maritime Museum Adult Program , 223 E Bay Street Southport 7pm to 9pm, Join fellow history buffs for an evening of educational discussion about NC maritime history.

CLEAN UP OUR TOWN!

“It’s our town – let’s clean it up!” Join your Southport neighbors in regular cleanups on the first Saturday of each month, from 9am – noon. Meet at the old jail annex at the corner of Rhett and Nash streets at 9am. No need to bring anything but your energy and good intentions – all tools and supplies are provided by the City of Southport. Please call 612.202.8541 for more information and to get on the Southport Beautification Committee’s email notification list.

Upcoming Events: SEPT 1

JUMP IN THE LAKE RUN!

Saturday September 1, Spring Lake Park, 210 Pine Road, Boiling Spring Lakes, NC 28461 Distances 10K Run – TIMED 5K Run – TIMED 1.5 Miles – FUN RUN Start Times 8:30 AM – 10K Race Start 8:40 AM – 5K Race Start 8:45 AM – 1.5 Mile Fun Run Start A LABOR DAY WEEKEND TRADITION! Less than 20 minutes from Wilmington or Southport, the Go Jump in the Lake event will start and end at Spring Lake Park in Boiling Spring Lakes, NC. This family friendly event promotes health and wellness in our community as Southport Rotary continues to raise funds for New Hope Clinic’s local charitable healthcare programs, and other

Rotary funded organizations. Be sure to save some energy for the lakeside finish line. There are prizes for top finishers & BEST SPLASH!

SEPT 14-15

PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL

Up Your Arts and the City of Southport are happy to announce the return of plein air to our beautiful town. In keeping with previous outdoor painting festivals, a picture-perfect experience is guaranteed, with no end to the variety of delightful scenes just waiting to be captured on canvas. The festival will take place rain or shine September 14-15. The 2018 Southport Plein Air is open to all painters, regardless of age. It is a non-juried event, with merit and People’s Choice awards conferred by established local artists. Winners will be registered in the 2019 Southport Plein Air Festival free of charge. There is no limit on medium, quantity or size. Painters retain all proceeds from the sale of their work during the wet paint sale. For more information or to register: www.upyourrarts.org.

SOUTHPORT WATERFRONT MARKET, Held every Wednesday morning May 2 through August 29, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm, Fort Johnston Garrison Lawn, 203 E. Bay Street

FIRST FRIDAY AFTER HOURS

at Old Southport Village Shoppes, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm More info www.facebook.com/OldeSouthportVillageShoppes

NUCLEAR PLANT INFO

The Information Center will be open this summer. The current schedule is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the following dates (Thursdays): Aug . 9, Aug. 23

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CALENDAR

Saturday September 1, Spring Lake Park, 210 Pine Road Boiling Spring Lakes, NC About the Cause

Organized by the Southport Rotary Club, this family friendly event promotes health and wellness in our community. Once again, the majority of the proceeds from this year’s event will benefit New Hope Clinic’s charitable healthcare programs, as well as for other Rotary funded organizations.

For more info: www.southportrotary.com

5K Awards • Top 3 Overall, Male & Female • Top 3 in Age Groups, Male & Female: 12 & Under, 13-18, 19-29, 3039, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, & 70+ 10K Awards • Top 3 Overall, Male & Female • Top 3 in Age Groups, Male & Female: 12 & Under, 13-18, 19-29, 3039, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, & 70+ 1.5 Mile Fun Run Awards • Top Male & Female Finisher Best Splash Awards • Under Age 17 • Age 17+

2018 Brunswick Nuclear Plant Open Water Classic Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 Registration Deadline Sept. 4, 2018 (To be guaranteed a shirt you must register by Aug. 2, 2018)

Lines in the water at 7 a.m. Weigh in from 3-4 p.m. at Southport Marina. Awards following weigh-in.

Divisional Prizes:

Overall (Largest Combined Weight) – $1000

Largest Flounder – $800

Largest Red Drum – $800

2nd Place Flounder -- $500

2nd Place Red Drum -- $500

3rd Place Flounder – $300

3rd Place Red Drum – $300

Last Place Flounder – $300

Last Place Red Drum – $300

Lady Angler – Day Spa Pass

Junior Angler – Rod/Reel and Cast Net.

Senior Angler (62+) - TBD Special Weight Prizes: TBD Each Participant is only eligible for one divisional prize listed above. In the event that there are no Redfish weighed prize money will be reallocated into the flounder division.

To register and review tournament rules visit: https://uwcfa.unitedwayepledge.org/servlet/eAndar.article/9/Duke-Energy-Events

Entry Fee: $60/Person—Employees, Friends and Family Welcome All Proceeds benefit the United Way of the Cape Fear Tournament within a Tournament (TWT): $20 - Flounder, $20 - Redfish (Payout for TWT will be 60% for 1st, 30% for 2nd & 10% for 3rd Largest Fish)

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DINING GUIDE Italian Style Shrimp - MMM Good!

Check out the Dining Guide and what delicious food the local area has to offer! Featuring Southern classics :fried pickles, shellfish steam pots to global dishes like Italian meat antipasto and Mediterraneans shrimp and grits.

M PROVISION COMPANY

130 Yacht Basin Dr., Southport 910-457-0654 www.provisioncompany.com Offering a la carte seafood sandwiches, conch fritters, steamed shrimp and more.

SWAIN SEAFOOD SHACK

5119 E Oak Island Dr, Oak Island, Phone: (910) 448-5056 Good food for good people. Locally caught seafood, homemade soups and salad bar.

THE PIRATES DECK

5827 E. Oak Island Dr, Oak Island 910-933-4615 A great local hangout . Everything from Nachos to burgers, to seafood to steaks. Great Bar.

YACHT BASIN EATERY

122 Yacht Basin Dr., Southport 910-363-4108 www.yachtbasineatery.com Dishing up goods from both the North and South, from handrolled pizza, Jersey style breads and authentic Italian, to Southern comfort foods and fresh seafood. (Closed Jan 2-March 11)

5908 E. Oak Island Drive Oak Island Call (910) 250-12944 Casual family restaurant with a variety of dishes, seafood and daily specials.

TURTLE ISLAND RESTAURANT & CATERING

6220 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island 910-278-4944 Casual dining in a tropical setting, with Caribbean inspired seafood as well as steaks, chicken, pork and salads.

WINE & BEER DOC MERIDIAN WINERY

305 N. Howe St., Southport 208-520-2490 Doc Meridian is a local wine shop and winery located in Southport, NC launching in the fall of 2017. We will be serving and selling great wine in NC.

GRAPE AND ALE

8521 E. Oak Island Dr. Oak Island, 910-933-4384 Quaint and eclectic store offering a large selection of wines, beers, and spirits. Perfect for either relaxation or for on the go! Tastings on Fridays 5-8pm,

Shrimp sautéed with garlic, pancetta, roasted red peppers, in a white MODERN AMERICAN SILVER COAST WINERY wine sauce with a touch of lemon - a special offered by Castucci’s An THE LIVE OAK ON HOWE 105 S. Howe St. Southport, 614 N. Howe St.Southport, 910-620-4541 Italian Joint on Long Beach Rd. Full Service Catering and Event Venue. Pair- 910-777-5151

SEAFOOD SPECIALTY M DEAD END SALOON & FISH FACTORY GRILLE

4907 Fish Factory Rd., Southport 910-454-4002 www.thedeadendsaloon.com Known for real Maryland crab cakes and Cream of Crab soup and offering fresh, local seafood specials along with great entrees, nachos, cheddar fries, and more. Located on the Intracoastal Waterway with slips for docking and a beautiful view, including sunsets. We belong to the NC Offering fine steaks, from filet mignon to flat iron, and fresh seafood, from lobster to crab cakes, with attentive service.

FISH HOUSE RESTAURANT

5710 57th Place W., Oak Island 910-278-6012 • www.bwpresort.com Offering items such as award-winning chowder and signature crab dip.

M FISHY FISHY CAFE

106 Yacht Basin Dr., Southport 910-457-1881 www.fishyfishycafe.com

A sophisticated take on the dockside seafood café, Fishy Fishy serves up plates like Buffalo shrimp, Cajun grouper bites, and Bacon Wrapped Shrimp.

M FRYING PAN

319 West Bay St., Southport 910-363-4382 Featuring homemade sweet potato biscuits and fried seafood, as well as other delicacies such as pan seared grouper.

M ISLAND WAY RESTAURANT

1407 E. Beach Dr., Oak Island 910-278-7770 www.islandwayres.com Offering fine steaks, from filet mignon to flat iron, and fresh seafood, from lobster to crab cakes, with attentive service.

JONES SEAFOOD HOUSE

6404 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island 910-278-5231 Family owned since 1964; offering seafood fried, broiled or grilled, plus charbroiled steaks.

MOJO’S ON THE HARBOR 16 Marina Way, Bald Head Island 910-457-7217 www.mojoontheharbor.com

ing with The Confectionary for off-site and onsite specials occasions. They will work with you to tailor make your event, one to remember. Whether it is at your house or ours..

OLIVER’S ON THE CAPE FEAR

101 West Bay Street, Southport 910-477-9299 oliversonthecapefear.com Fine dining on the Cape Fear—where exquisite southern cuisine meets the salubrious dishes. We also offer great burgers, steaks, and other southern favorites.

M MR. P’S BISTRO

309 N. Howe St., Southport 910-457-0801 www.mrpsbistro.com Fine lowcountry cuisine, from crabstuffed fish du jour to crab cakes and prime rib.

SHAGGER JACKS

8004 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island 910-933-4103 www.shaggerjacksoki.com With over 50 beer selections, Shagger Jacks offers an assortment of dishes from steamers to ribs and sweet curry chicken to tacos.

Come in and relax with a fantastic variety of beers and wines for all people. Children friendly with various selections of soft drinks and refreshments. Tastings during opening hours.

THE WINE RACK

102 W. Brown St. Southport, 910-457-5147 Offering a selection of wine, cigars, coffees, and accessories, this quaint shop is perfect for a night out. Great service and over 600 wines to choose from.

UNCORKED BY THE SEA

602 N. Howe St. Southport, 910-454-0633 Offers a wide variety of fine wines and craft beers. Enjoy a pleasant evening sipping wine and admiring local art. Thursday wine tastings support local charities 5-7pm.

CAFES, DELIS & GRILLS AMERICAN GRILL

505 N. Howe St., Southport Offering All-American sandwiches, burgers and hotdogs

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DINING GUIDE BEANA’S KITCHEN

106 SE 58th St., Oak Island 910-278-7209 Open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Beana’s serves breakfast and lunch.

BLUE COW GRILLE

108 Moore Street, Southport 910-363-4402 Serving specialty Burgers,.sanwiches and seafood. Lunch and Dinner

BOB’S DOGS

8903 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island 910-278-3456 • www.bobsdogsoki.com With custom hot dogs featuring an array of ingredients to homestyle sandwiches like chicken salad and burgers.

THE BOUNCING LOG CAFE

3148 George II Hwy Boiling Spring Lakes 910-477-3188 • bouncinglogcafe.com Good ‘ol southern comfort food and Genuine Swiss cuisine come together. Hot Plates, Angus Burgers and Knopfli-n-Ham (dumplings with ham and smothered in artisan cheeses.) All buns are made fresh, in house. Salads and Kids meals.

CHASER’S SPORTS BAR AND GRILL

8520 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island 910-278-1500 Enjoy BBQ sandwiches, wings, fish ‘n’ chips and more at this sports grill.

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DUFFER’S PUB AND GRILL

928 Caswell Beach Rd.Oak Island 910-278-9299 www.oakislandgolf.com Located at the scenic Oak Island Golf Club, the grill serves up premier burgers and wraps, as well as entrees from prime rib to salmon.

ERIC’S GRILLE

1671 N. Howe St., Southport 910-457-9024 Offers old fashioned, hand patted hamburgers, plus bbq, hot dogs, chili cheese fries and breakfast sandwiches and platters.

FAT ANDY’S BURGERS

4655 Southport-Supply Rd SE,, Southport 910-269-7008 Handmade burgers using 100% ground chuck, plus freshly cut French fries.

6302 E. Oak Island Dr. , 910-201-9925 Here, flounder is prepared the old f fashioned way. Enjoy breakfast, too.

OAK ISLAND SUBS AND SALADS

5705 E. Oak Island Dr. 910-278-9040 From BLT’s with avocado to Cajun and Reuben sandwiches, & other quality sandwiches.

OASIS BAR AND GRILL

8039 River Rd. SE, Southport 910-454-4004 Shrimp in every style, plus sandwiches; try entrées such as scampi and filet mignon.

THE OFFICE COFFEE & WINE BAR

KOA CAFE

3280 George II HWY (BSL) Southport NC 910-351-8093 www.theofficecoffeeandwinebar.com We serve Roast Magazine’s 2016 Roaster of the year, Espresso, Coffee Drinks(Hot, Frozen, Iced) Smoothies, Variety of Red/White Wines & Craft Beer. Also Pastries, Trays, Breakfast and Lunch Wraps.

KOPP’S KWIK STOP II

132 Country Club Dr., Oak Island 910-250-1184 A casual diner featuring breakfast & lunch, from fluffy omelets to burgers and fried chicken sandwiches. Open 6am - 2pm.

JERSEY MIKES

5130 Long Beach Rd. SE, Southport 910-477-6261 Subs and sandwiches, fresh salads. 302 N Howe St, Southport, 910-363-4206 Gourmet Sandwich Shop & Market With Yummy Goods & Gifts! Soups, Salads & Sandwiches Served Daily! 3196 George II Hwy., Southport, 910-845-7700 Kopp’s grill serves up a full breakfast (available for school kids before class starts, too), plus homemade lunches throughout the day.

LITTLE BIT’S GRILL

5902 E. Oak Island Dr. , Oak Island 910-278-6430 A classic burger joint, onion rings and other sides. Breakfast is served, pancakes and bacon.

LAZY TURTLE BAR & GRILL

601 Ocean Drive, Oak Island, 910-278-7725 Oceanfront dining and entertainment that is easy on the wallet and hard to forget. Tiki bar, arcade with two pool tables and plenty of seating to host your work, friend or family fun!

LOCAL’S FAMILY DINER

832 N. Howe St., Southport 910-457-0444 www.localsfamilydiner.com With a warm and friendly atmosphere, Local’s Family Diner serves breakfast all day long and a seafood and entrée menu for lunch and dinner.

M LOCO JO’S

602 N. Howe St., Suite E, 910-457-9009 A burger joint with fish sandwiches, pulled pork and shrimp wraps. Offers select Vietnamese dishes, too, with over 60 beer selections.

M MOORE STREET MARKET

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OAK ISLAND RESTAURANT

130 E. Moore St., Southport, 910-363-4203 Open for breakfast and lunch, specializing in organic and fairtrade coffee as well as gourmet sandwiches crafted with Boar’s Head deli meats.

OLD BRIDGE DINER

QUIZNO’S SUBS

5130 SouthportSupply Rd., Southport 910-457-4636 www.quiznos.com Serving subs, salads, wraps, soups & pasta. Chicken, prime rib, black angus, deli subs. Meat and cheeses cut fresh daily. Open every day.

WILDLIFE RESTAURANT & GRILL

4381 Fish Factory Rd., Southport 910-457-9953 www.wildlifegrill.webs.com Serving a full range of items on our menu from breakfast to home cooked meals.

BARBECUE M SOUTHPORT SMOKE HOUSE

1102 N. Howe St., Southport 910-363-5035 www.southportsmokehouse.com Real wood smoked BBQ and brisket, great side items, and a great family environment.

TERRY’S NC BARBQUE & RIBS

4688 Long Beach Rd. SE, 910-477-9187 Serving up pork and beef brisket sandwiches and plates, and Memphis dry rub ribs, along with baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, and mac ‘n’ cheese.

M BAR-B-QUE HOUSE

5002 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island

OLDE BRUNSWICK GENERAL STORE 910-201-1001 1450 50 Lakes Dr., Southport 910-845-2707 Made-to-order breakfast and lunch grill.

RUSSELL’S PLACE

5700 E. Oak Island Drive 910-278-3070 Serving breakfast and lunch until 2 p.m., Russell’s Place serves up lots of home cooking.

SIDE STREET CAFÉ

5827 E. Oak Island Drive, 910-933-4615 Offering hand pattied burgers, subs, shrimp, wings, hot dogs and more.

TAYLOR CUISINE CAFÉ

731 N. Howe St., Southport 910-454-0088 Bald Head Marina at Deep Point www.taylorcuisinecatering.com Putting its Southern style where guests’ mouths are, this eatery offers “Taylor made” fried string beans, fried green tomatoes, country fried steak and more in two locations.

TROLLY STOP

111 S. Howe St., Southport 910-457-7017 www.trollystophotdogs.com A staple in NC, Trolly Stop is renowned across the nation for its one of a kind hot dogs.

M TROPICAL SMOOTHIE CAFÉ

1671 N. Howe St. #1A, Southport 910-363-4908 www.tropicalsmoothiecafe.com Bold, flavorful food and smoothies with a healthy appeal. Our items are made to order with fresh, simple, superior ingredients.

www.bestbbqonthebeach.com Hormel ribs are slow d in house and meats are offered with a variety of sauces, from Eastern NC vinegar to Lexington-style red.

CHINESE ASIAN TASTE

1671 N. Howe St., Ste. 3, 910-457-0988 asiantastesouthportnc.com Takeout traditional Chinese food, with staples such as lo mein, sesame chicken, and General Tso’s.

TASTE OF CHINA

4956 Long Beach Rd., Southport, 457-1838 Serving Cantonese, Szechuan and Hunanstyle Chinese food.

INTERNATIONAL M PORTS OF CALL

116 N. Howe St., Southport, 457-4544 www.portsofcallbistro.com Offering choices that are largely influenced by dishes from across the globe. Menu items and specials can whisk your palette from Casablanca to Barcelona, Santorini to Mumbai, and from Marseilles to Munich or Charleston. Finish with a fresh baked dessert in the romantic atmosphere.

ITALIAN M BELLA CUCINA

5177 SouthportSupply Rd., Southport 910-454-4540 www.belladiningnc.com 5422 E. Oak Island Dr., 910-278-4005 Focusing on family Italian recipes, Bella Offering hamburgers, sub sandwiches, salNew Location for Landscaping Cucina serves up everything from fine and ads, wraps, seafood and daily drink specials. fresh local seafood to hand tossed, New York 4255 Long Beach Rd. style pizzas. Aside from a decadent wine list, Bella Cucina also offers specialty martinis. 52 Southport Magazine / AUGUST 2018 / www.SouthportMag.com Southport Magazine 2016-2017 SOI Chamber Small Business of the Year Winner

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DINING GUIDE M JOSEPH’S ITALIAN BISTRO

5003 O’Quinn Blvd., Southport, 454-4440 www.josephsitalianbistro.com Armed with decades of experience and “secret” family recipes, Joseph’s Italian Bistro appeals with candlelit dining and fresh Italian continental cuisine.

IRISH SLÁINTE

1513 N. Howe St., Unit 10, Southport 910-457-6554 Offering traditional pub fare with Irish flair, like Guinness chicken wings and mussels cooked in a Smithwicks bouillon. Don’t forget the Reuben or corned beef and cabbage!

JAPANESE TENGU JAPANESE STEAK HOUSE

4956 Long Beach Rd. SE, 457-9398 Sushi, sashimi, teriyaki, hibachi, tempura and udon noodles all available.

MEXICAN DELPHINA CANTINA

THE PEPPERONI GRILL

808 N. Howe St., Southport 454-4222 Known for their light and flaky filled croissants with a sweet sugar glaze, plus more.

PEPPERONI GRILL AT THE BEACH

THE CONFECTIONARY

4320 East Beach Drive • 250-1190 www.pepperonigrillnc.com Open 7 days a week year round. Offering eat in, take out as well as delivery.

4346 Long Beach Rd. SE, Southport 457-9310 Featuring jelly donuts, apple fritters, cupcakes, muffins, peach cobbler, bagels and more.

PIZZA HUT

FLYING PIG COFFEEHOUSE

4960 Long Beach Rd SE, Southport (910) 457-9432 Family-friendly chain known for its made-toorder pizzas. Dine in, Take Out and Delivery.

PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA

4961 Old Long Beach Rd SE, Southport (910) 454-0757 Take-out/delivery chain offering classic & specialty pizzas, wings & breadsticks, plus desserts.

DOMINO’S (SOUTHPORT)

1671 N Howe St #1b, Southport (910) 457-0083

DOMINO’S (OAK ISLAND)

10 Marina Wynd, Bald Head Island 910-457-1222 delphinacantina.webs.com Mexican cuisine with Spanish and Cuban flare, such as Churrasco Cubano and Pescado Especial—both with plantains.

8610 E Oak Island Dr, Oak Island (910) 278-9111 Delivery/carryout chain offering a wide range of pizza, plus chicken & other sides.

KAI JOE’S

FORGET ME NOT THAI HIBACHI RESTAURANT

4722 E Oak Island Dr, Oak Island Phone: (910) 622-1509 Traditional Mexican dishes and specialties.

SAN FELIPE

1671 N. Howe St., Ste. 1, Southport & 4961 Long Beach Rd. SE 910-454-0950 Serving authentic dishes, such as fajitas, enchiladas and chalupas, fresh salsa and margaritas; serves traditional Mexican dishes.

STREAT SIDE TAKE OUT

524 N Howe St., Southport 910-363-4113 Tex-Mex style cuisines at a local take-out joint. Serving a variety of fish, beef, and veggie bowls. Also offering quesadillas, tacos and hot, homemade soup. Take out or relish your meal under the shaded, outside dinning area.

PIZZERIAS DRY STREET PUB AND PIZZA

101 E. Brown St., Southport 457-5994 www.drystreetpubandpizza.com Known for handmade, original pizzas—including Margherita, “very veggie,” and Greek. Also offers salads, soups and gourmet sandwiches.

FAMOUS SUBS AND PIZZA

1541 N. Howe St., Southport • 457-5143 Recognized regionally for outstanding gyros, calzones and pizzas.

PIZZA SHACK

6212 E. Oak Island Dr., • 278-6781 Offering a variety of pies from classic favorites to Greek white and Hawaiian.

BURNEY’S BAKERY

3156 George II Hwy, Boiling Spring Lakes 845-5151 • www.pepperonigrillnc.com Offering eat in, take out and delivery. As well, offering oven toasted subs and calzones.

THAI 1131 Atlantic Ave, Southport 910-363-5063 Open for lunch and dinner. Offering over 20 Thai specialties including Pad Thai and Green Curry. Also offers Hibachi steak, chicken and shrimp.

THAI BY THE SEA

8300 E. Oak Island Dr • 278-6420 Brightly decorated, Thai by the Sea offers traditional Thai including dumplings, with a large selections of dishes and spice levels.

THAI PEPPERS

115 E. Moore St., Southport 457-0095 • www.thaipeppersnc.us Serving decadent and creative Oriental food of the finest quality, prepared with care. A broad range of traditional Thai dishes and sushi are available.

BAKERIES/ COFFEE AHOY DOUGHNUTS

6006 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island 278-5929 www.flyingpig.us Home of the Flying Pig, Green Swamp and Pig Bun; specialty coffee drinks, smoothies, chai, beans, bagels, desserts and conversation. Open year round, wifi, indoor and outdoor seating.

JUMPIN’ JAVA OAK ISLAND

4022 Old Bridge Rd., Southport • 363-4841 We carry a large variety of gluten free/vegan baked goods, as well as homemade coffee cakes and muffins. Delicious and decadent specialty drinks: lattes, mochas, frapps, hot chocolate, Chai teas and more.

PORT CITY JAVA

113 N. Howe Street, Southport 454-0321 www.portcityjava.com We serve coffees, espresso drinks, fruit smoothies, milkshakes, fresh juices, breakfast and lunch sandwiches and wraps all day. Open year round. Complimentary WiFi. Comfortable inside and outside seating. Coffee catering available.

6324 East Oak Island Drive. Family-owned and operated. Featuring 16 flavors of ultra-premium, homemade ice cream. We use only dairy from grass-fed North Carolina cows and never add artificial flavors or colors.i

SPIKE’S DAIRY BAR

201 N. Howe St., Southport, 457-7611 More than just ice cream, Spike’s offers great hot dogs as well.

THE SCOOP SHOP

4922 East Oak Island Dr, OKI 910-250-1321 The best ice cream on the beach! Plus made to order cake donuts and fresh hot donuts!

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SIDE STREET BAKERY

417-A N. Howe Street, Southport 363-4629 Locals suggest the cupcakes, lemon bars, key lime pie, and carrot cake.

STAARR CAKES BAKERY

200 Country Club Dr., Suite E, Oak Island 512-8881 www.staarrcakes.com Made from scratch cupcakes, biscuits, and pies using the finest ingredients available. Coffee supplied by an NC roaster.

ICE CREAM

ADULTS

CHUCK’S HOMEMADE ICECREAM 5701 E. Oak Island Dr.,• 278-5371 4956 Old Long Beach Rd SE (973) 476-4312 Featuring delicious home made ice cream.

M DAIRY QUEEN

4922 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island 278-6929 • www.ahoydoughnuts.com Fresh yeast raised, filled and cake donuts, apple fritters, cinnamon rolls, monkey muffins, twists and more. Handmade daily, family owned.

5701 E. Oak Island Dr.,• 278-5371 Featuring the iconic Blizzards, waffle-bowl sundaes, and more frozen treats. *Call for other nearby locations.

BLUE SEA COFFEE SHOP

FLAVA’S COFFEE AND ICE CREAM

7916 E. Oak Island Drive 620-7073 www.facebook.com/Blue.Sea.Cafe.NC Homemade bagels, hot out of the oven each morning & Mom’s baked goods & sweets. Fresh daily vegetarian specials. 100% organic coffee, full espresso & tea bar, fruit smoothies & chai. WiFi & handmade gifts.

LIL & JOHN’S SWEETREAT HOMEMADE ICE CREAM

310 W. Bay St., Southport • 457-5150 Flava’s allows guests the choice between many flavors, including death by chocolate, birthday cake, cookies and cream, and more.

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Bring the whole family and join us for a fun-filled ride through Southport’s historic waterfront district aboard our state-of-the-art tram! 1 Hour Tour Covering: • History and Culture Reservations • Movie Locations Advised • Spectacular Coastal Views • Shopping and Dining

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SPOTTINGS

Guests write checks and fill out pledge cards at a Dosher Foundation fundraising event in June.

During the July Coffee with the Girls, Teresa Leggett Carroll, Edward Jones Financial Advisor shared some advice on how to begin the process of answering these questions and it starts with a monthly budget. She stated that everyone needs to create and maintain a monthly budget; attendees were given a sample budget and a “homework assignment” to fill it out and start the budget process. Teresa also shared that while planning for your financial future as early as you can is great, it is never too late to start so don’t be discouraged if you are “late to the game”. The next Coffee with the Girls will be held at 8:00am on Tuesday, August 21st at Wells Insurance, 1418 North Howe Street, Southport.

Inspirations Dance Centre Small Business of the Year Congratulations Inspirations Dance Centre for being the Southport Oak Island Chamber of Commerce-Welcome Center Small Business of the Year. Shiloh Ransom, owner of Inspirations Dance Centre rescued a struggling business turned it around.

Brunswick County Communities In Schools Thrifts Shops were awarded the Customer Service Award for their dedication to providing excellent customer service to all their customers and clients. 54 Southport Magazine / AUGUST 2018 / www.SouthportMag.com

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MARKETPLACE outdoor living area along the Lockwood Folly and marsh with private boat slip. MLS#10053972 Call Renee Yost for showing at 910-269-1128

REAL ESTATE

105 Park Avenue Marvelous classic brick ranch in the heart of Southport featuring Photovoltaic Solar Panels that sets this lovely home apart from all others. Convenient to the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry and downtown shops this is in an ideal setting to be active or enjoy a slower pace. You will feel an immediate sense of tranquility once you step inside with natural sunlight beaming on the true hardwood flooring throughout. In addition to being impeccably maintained there is a comfortable flow from the kitchen and dining area overlooking the Carolina Room to the living area and three bedrooms of the home. Much care has been given to the fabulous yard with beautiful flowers along the new brick walkway and towering handsome shade trees. $264,500 MLS #100122428 Call Sally Stidham, Southport Realty, Inc., (910) 540-8320

4801 Beech Tree Drive JUST REDUCED! You will love this gorgeous 2-story home supremely located minutes from the Oak Island beaches and Historic Downtown Southport. This home is located on a serene cul-desac, just steps away from a tranquil pool and convenient boat storage yard. Relax on the back deck in this private, fenced in back yard complete with an outdoor shower and storage building . Don’t miss this gem in the Carolina Place neighborhood of Southport! $199,000 • MLS #100107830 Call Brian Deutsch, Southport Realty, Inc., (910) 457-7676.

4035 Brick Path Lane UNBEATABLE PRICE AND LOCATION!! Over $25,000 of improvements invested in the past year. Arbor Creek is an intimate community of just over 300 single family properties close to beaches, between ILM and Myrtle airports. Completely renovated, bright and clean home now available in the popular Southport area. Features include all NEW Flooring, all FRESHLY painted walls & ceilings, newer HVAC, landscaped with fenced back, and oversized paved driveway,on cul de sac. Private and quiet back yard with patio, and water feature.. $209,000 • MLS #100117224 Call Sherol Lappala, Southport Realty, Inc., (910) 363-7422

1014 Softwind Way 3 The Hammocks at Southport combines excellent construction and location in one wonderful package. These are true custom homes, with all the highend finishes and details you would expect. Convenient to everything, including downtown, the waterfront, ferry, shops and restaurants. Choose a home already completed or under construction, or choose one of 7 beautiful floor plans and customize to your own tastes. This plan is the Lighthouse, with 2210 SF of easy-flow, convenient living on the ground floor, & 390 SF bonus room. The kitchen overlooks the spacious living room with tray ceiling. The master bedroom is located just off the living room and features a walk-in tiled shower and double vanities. Two remaining bedrooms share a hall bath. Covered porches front & rear. Come see! $199,900 • MLS #100097053 Call Pam Hayes, Southport Realty, Inc., (910) 232-6130, to view today!

225 NE 36th Street Charming Oak Island bungalow tucked under a canopy of trees - and you will love the screened porch! Just a short distance to the ICW and close to the 40th Street beach access and 55th street public boat ramp, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has an open floor plan with a woodburning fireplace and large walk-in pantry. The large laundry room has washer/dryer hook-ups as well as a laundry sink. It is situated on two lots and has a detached over-size 1-car garage. Perfect home, second home, or investment property. New heat pump and ductwork 2017. Start living the coastal life today!. $235,000 • MLS #100123091 Call Katherine Hufham, Southport Realty Inc., (910) 470-4045.

1815 Baywater Court, Bolivia WATERFRONT – Winding River Plantation – Immaculate, move-in ready,apprx. 3700 sf, 4BD/4.5BA greets you with its impressive entrance of double mahogany, leaded glass double doors which lead you into the foyer. Immediately one will notice the spacious, entertaining floor plan that flows to the

126 Plantation Passage Drive 3BR, 3BA golf course home with a great, functional layout that lives well, with beautiful hardwoods. Kitchen with stainless appliances, quartz counters and a bright breakfast area with double windows. Upstairs bonus room with full bath MLS#100096869 Call Renee Yost 910-269-1128 to preview

699 Augustine Drive SW, Supply Lot has in place PIER,DOCK,BULKHEAD on two sides and BOAT LIFT. Build your dream home in the beautiful Coastal development of Seascape. This lot is located at the end of quiet cul de sac with apprx 100 ft waterfront it affords excellent views along the ICW on to the Ocean.Community amenities to include Marina, dock house, boat launch, picnic area, boat/RV storage, clubhouse, indoor and outdoor pools, Fitness Center. MLS 100091973 Call Renee Yost 910269-1128 to preview

160 Genoes Point Road SW Lockwood Folly Country Club, Supply WATERFRONT, private dock, boat lift, BOAT will convey with acceptable offer. Step into foyer which leads to formal living area with fireplace and built ins, formal dining room with built ins, large chef kitchen with granite and plenty of cupboards opens to breakfast area and cozy TV-den area. First floor master bedroom with ensuite bath opens to spectacular Carolina room. First floor oversized media room will have TV/MEDIA SYSTEM, furniture to convey with acceptable offer. MLS#100062730 Call Renee Yost for showing at 910-269-1128

3375 Channelside Drive, Supply WATERFRONT – with panoramic views of the Lockwood Folly River as it opens into the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic

Ocean. This custom home boasts big water views from the open living and dining areas. Large kitchen, huge master bedroom with ensuite bath. From master there is access to the outside screen porch with built in hot tub and large deck. MLS#10062724 Call Renee Yost for showing at 910-269-1128

3208 E. Beach Drive, Oak Island SECOND ROW, fully furnished 4 Bedroom 2 Bath home. Front and back porch entryways; plenty of storage space inside and outside, outside shower. Ocean view from front porch. Listed at $450,000 with Margaret Rudd & Assoc., Inc., REALTORS Call Jack Royal at 910-279-2153 or BJ Ellender at 910-477-3250 for details.

306 E Dolphin Drive, Oak Island Beach Cottage – 4BR/2BA with upper & lower level living rooms! New vinyl windows & doors, waterproof laminate flooring throughout, new electrical & plumbing, a new wetbar and more. The ground level has large living room, bedroom, full bath and covered porch! Upper level has 3 BR’s, full bath, kitchen & a dining area leading onto the fabulous Oceanside screen porch. Listed at $319,000 with Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS Call Brooke Rudd-Gaglie 910-512-1361

122 Caswell Beach Road Caswell Beach – This home is situated on two lots, with 100 feet of street frontage and 100 feet of waterway frontage. The house itself has many remarkable features including screened and open decks, a hot tub, 2 fireplaces, walls of windows and a beautiful garden. Listed at $1,300,000 with Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS Call Jill Shaver at (910) 617-1783

6158 River Sound Cir, Southport A southern, low country, all brick home with exceptional quality & style in The

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Landing. All the bedrooms & a study are on the ground floor. The master has a large walk-in closet, a garden tub and tiled shower. The well sized living room has 12 foot ceilings, most of the windows throughout the home have plantation shutters. The kitchen, with cherry cabinets & Corian countertops opens onto a large screened porch. Listed at $460,000 with Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS Call Elvira Gilbert at 910-619-4087

6321 West Beach Drive, Oak Island This fun 4BR/2BA beach cottage, nicknamed “Cuddlefish,” welcomes you to enjoy Oak Island’s stunning coastline. Updated kitchen, ceilings with exposed beams, wood floors throughout, and unobstructed views of the Atlantic. Two bedrooms on the main floor and two more larger bedrooms upstairs. Listed at $649,000 with Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALORS Call Brooke Rudd Gaglie 910-512-1361

3545 Sanderling Dr SE, Southport St. James Plantation – This meticulously maintained 3 BR + bonus, 3 ½ BA home is on the signature hole #15 of the Members Club Golf Course & view of the pond. Sunroom, main living areas and the master suite with a coffered ceiling are downstairs with hardwood and tile floors. Kitchen has Nnew stainless-steel appliances, quartz counters Listed at $395,000 with Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS Call Elvira Gilbert at 910-619-4087

888 Batton Dr, Boiling Spring Lakes 3 bedroom 2 bath home on a cul-desac in a quiet area surrounded by golf and nature. It is an open floor plan with oak floors, new carpet, 1st floor master and an additional bonus room for added square feet. Listed at $259,000 with Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS Call Doug Oldham 910-448-1872

158 NE 19th Street, Southport 3 bedrooms and 1 full baths with 1008 sq. Situated on a high double lot, this cute classic beach cottage has a direct view of ICW from porch. The living area, with the original wood floors, is open to kitchen and dining. New roof in 2013 and new compressor to HVAC in 2016. $219,000 • MLS# 100115691 Call Kay Jolliff of Margaret Rudd and Associates, Inc., REALTORS at 910-457-5258

105 N Lord Street, Southport This property was built in 2016 and has 3 bedrooms and 3 full and 1 partial baths with 2700 sq.ft. Historic Southport location AND superior quality new construction. The custom gourmet kitchen features quartz countertops, energy star appliances and an open breakfast nook. This is truly an unusual opportunity to live among the historic homes of Southport in an energy efficient new home. $699,000 • MLS# 100090901Call Kay Jolliff of Margaret Rudd and Associates, Inc., REALTORS at 910-457-5258

616 Clarendon Avenue, Southport Cute Cottage home with a nice walk or bike to everything you need. This bungalow features a classic rocking chair front porch, original wood flooring, private screened porch and a fenced back yard. $189,000 • MLS#: 100118732 Call Kay Jolliff of Margaret Rudd and Associates, Inc., REALTORS at 910-457-5258

102 River Drive, Southport, NC Situated on over 1.25 AC and located a quick walk to all of downtown Southport. The property has a pier with dock and boat lift. There’s also a den/flex space which would be great as an office or studio. The home has a covered porch area and an expansive open deck plus a screened porch, giving you lots of options for outdoor living. Unfinished basement is 676 square feet. $1,199,000 • MLS#100117719 Call Kay Jolliff of Margaret Rudd and Associates, Inc., REALTORS at 910-457-5258

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