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APRIL 2017 Vol. 5 | Issue 7

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Getting into the Swing of Spring Another issue behind me and I feel like I am now getting into the swing of Spring! This April issue is a special one, paying tribute to Guy Phillips, local musician that recently passed away. Death is always a hard thing to deal with, knowing what to say, what not to say, it’s a very touchy subject – especially to those deeply sadden and still mourning. Southport Magazine felt called to recognize this local resident. It’s amazing at how much this one person contributed to the music scene… touched and influenced so many in our community and around the world. Southport Magazine strives to give the community a voice, showcasing businesses and highlighting all that our coastal area has to offer. We also want to stay current, interesting and always growing. We are happy to add a new section to the magazine called ART BEAT! Carla Edstrom, local artist, will be seeking out a local artist each month, and bringing you a fresh take on their art, showcasing their talent and skill. Hopefully these articles will inspire you to check out the local galleries, purchase local art or take that pottery class you’ve been considering for years, but never have gotten around to. This first ART BEAT article is a little introduction to Carla, her own art practice and her artistic story.

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Now get out there and enjoy the spring weather and all the outdoor events this month our community has to offer. As always, if you have comments or want to share your thoughts about the magazine, please email:– Ami Brown

This issue is indeed a very special one. Southport lost a huge presence in December of 2016, and Southport Magazine wanted to not only acknowledge his con-

tribution to the music scene, community and friends but give him a fitting tribute so each of you could learn a little more about this amazing guy… no ordinary guy… Guy Phillips. While looking for a cover photo, I came across an old grainy black and white image that Deb Klipp had sent to me. I knew it was not high enough resolution for the cover. But somehow I knew it was the one I wanted to use. It spoke to me, Guy looked like a Rock Star in this photo. He looked soulful, solemn and I can imagine that his guitar is in his hands. He’s lost in his world – his world of music. I called on a talented graphic designer, Ashley Brown, to re-create the image digitally. She took the old photo and turned it into a cool piece of art, fitting for the cover. I love this digital version, it’s simple and beautiful. I think it represents Guy and is a nice tribute to his memory as well.

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CURRENTS No Ordinary Guy A tribute to Guy Phillips, musician, inspiration, guitar-player BY: AMI BROWN


never had the pleasure of meeting Guy Phillips, but after reading these memories, I almost feel like I knew him. His presence in the Southport music scene echoes his musical vibes today and will for years to come. His lasting influence on these musicians is a real testament to his talent, his genuine personality and his positive attitude. His friends have all generously reminisced and shared some of their fondest memories so we can all get to know a little more about the one they call “Yug”, Guy Phillips. FROM DALE MACPHERSON

Southport harmonica player/friend for 30 years I have been involved in music from the time I was a child. I sat on the piano beside my cousin Shirley and learned to sing harmony. At the age of 14 while working in Wards Grill in my home town of Whiteville; a traveler came into the grill and needed $4.50 for a bus ticket to Wilmington. He had a cheap guitar on which he had scratched the words “MOON GUY”, apparently with a pocket knife. I borrowed the money from Mr. Ward and purchased the guitar. I didn’t realize what an impact that act of kindness would have on the rest my life. Many years passed before I met Albert Rogers and Guy Phillips. We began to play some gigs together. It was a privilege and pleasure to play with such a gifted guitar player. Guy had good licks on the guitar that would do any singer proud. I had no idea at the time that he had played with so many of the people who had influenced my personal musical style. As we got too be close friends; we would chat about our musical experiences and friends. He would speak of folks who I had dreamed of meeting. Once while we were doing a gig; I introduced the players on stage. I mentioned that he had a good friend named Emmylou who was very

successful in the music business. If you know Guy; you can visualize the way he looked down and shook his head in disgust as he played his flawless introduction solo. I knew that I had made a mistake. Later during the break he gave-me-hell for name dropping. That was the last time I ever publicly mentioned his affiliation with the STARS that he knew and had played with through the years. As we continued through the years, I looked forward to the times that I would start an old song (not on the play list) that most had forgotten and see him look at me with that sly smile of approval and start calling out the cords to any in the band members who might be unfamiliar with the tune. Some of best gigs that I have ever done were with “Old Yug”. I am sure that St. Peter will give him that sly smile of approval as he enters in to ETERNAL REST. My prayers go out to the family and friends of the best guitar player that I have had the pleasure of playing with. Rest In Peace Guy!


Virginia singer/songwriter/friend for 50 years There was an active local folk scene in Virginia Beach and Norfolk throughout the middle sixties, centered mainly around The Folk Ghetto in Norfolk and The Upstairs in / APRIL 2017 / Southport Magazine 5

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Virginia Beach. A bunch of us, musicians and friends, had a house at 319 16th St. in Virginia Beach right around the corner from The Upstairs. We became notorious enough that people from up and down the mid-Atlantic region would drop in unannounced to join the party. One of those was Guy Phillips from Greensboro NC by way of Chadds Ford PA driving a green, I think, TR3 with just room enough for himself and his guitar case. This was late ‘65 or early ‘66. He fit right in with the 16th St crowd, one of whom was the girl now known as Juice Newton. Yug had already been through a marriage and the Marines by this time. He started playing in the local clubs and liked it well enough to bring up some Greensboro friends to check it out, notably Emmylou Harris and Mike Williams - playing together as Emerald City - and a quirky harmonic player name Danny Flowers. Danny started picking up guitar in Virginia Beach and became a really good player. He was briefly a member of Guy’s band of a few years later and wrote one of the first songs they recorded. He also wrote the song on Emmy’s Pieces of the Sky album from which that title comes. He is best known for later writing Tulsa Time. Things always slowed down in Norfolk in the summer so we weren’t worried but when fall came it never picked back up. Group Nine got electric instruments, added bass, lead guitar and drums and started recording. In his businessman hat, Guy was a big help to us in getting the equipment we needed. Guy was working with a prolific songwriter, Benjamin Herndon, to form the band eventually known as the Oxpetals. A lot of people came and went in that group. Emmylou was in it for a time when her duo act split, I was in it when my group broke up, Danny Flowers and Juice Newton both spent some time in the group, and several others. We were all doing jingles at D’Arcy Studios in Norfolk to give our wallets a little padding. D’Arcy Studios later became


Studio Center, a huge recording operation that produces jingles and TV spots all over the country. Somewhere in their vaults they still have a tape with Juice Newton and Emmylou Harris both singing the praises of iced tea. This is getting on now into late ‘67 and early ‘68. Guy and Benjamin and I all had apartments in Roland Court -more commonly known then as Eden Alley - on 17th St. right off Atlantic Ave in Virginia Beach. There, the Oxpetals coalesced into their final form with the addition of Steve Pague (who now goes by Steven Michael Pague) and Bobby Webber and Dan Allison (Ace). Webber died a few years ago and Ace well before that. Webber spent time in Southport and some of the locals may have known him. They soon moved to New York

and then Moosepac Lake NJ. Our lives have remained entwined in various ways ever since.

and his sense of humor. And I’m so glad that GOD allowed our paths to cross. Yug, I love you, forever!!!



Vocalist from Baltimore, MD. I met Yug in 1985, when I joined his band, The Rhythm Express. We had so much fun working together and for me it was such a wonderful musical experience. We performed at many clubs in Baltimore as well as private events. We remained friends and kept in touch with each other, even after the band ended. Yug was an unpretentious kinda guy, so what you saw was who he was! I, last saw Yug in 2012 with Dave Smith, our saxophonist and Barbra Grela, our manager. It is one of the highlights of the last few years of my life. And we last spoke on December 2, 2016. I am going to miss our conversations

“I’m sure that St. Peter will give him that sly smile of approval as he enters into eternal rest. My prayers go out to the family and friends of the best guitar player that I have ever had the pleasure of playing with. Rest in Peace Guy! Dale MacPherson ”

Florida, bassist for the Lovin’ Spoonful I met him in 1968 on Long Island along with several of his bandmates in a band The Oxpetals that were managed by Nat Weiss who partnered with Brian Epstein the Beatles manager. Yug and I became friends and musical buddies including me becoming the record producer for The Oxpetals. After the album was finished and turned into Mercury Records I said goodbye to the music biz and bought a sailboat and headed for the Caribbean. Yug would soon follow along with wife Lisa and along with several others we started a band in St Thomas called of all things “Wang Dang Doodle and Yug” Once back after several years in Caribbean. Yug and I partnered up again in converting a barge into a floating recording studio in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor in 1975 and we would remain musical and business partners thereafter. In 2009 We both began playing in an Irish Band at The Dubliner in Wilmington, NC. We constantly kicked ideas around for various musical ventures / APRIL 2017 / Southport Magazine 7

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Southport, NC guitarist / vocalist Guy and I met about 5 years ago, began playing as a duo, and immediately formed a bond. We had both been professionally performing music since we were teenagers, and had both played nationally. I, like Guy, have played with many very talented musicians. There are only a few that stand out, because they made playing magical. Guy Phillips is one of those few. I could throw any style at him and he always rose to the occasion. We could make up songs on the fly, instinctively knowing where we were taking it. He was a vocalist’s dream lead player, playing beautiful phrases at just the right time. We inspired one another to play at our highest

level. It has been my great joy and honor to work with him and we became close friends. Our last few “gigs” were in the hospital, entertaining the staff at Duke. He just couldn’t put the guitar down.


Southport musician and closest friend Christine Martinez was probably Guy’s closest and dearest friend here in Southport. She refers to him as family, but even more than that. They were often mistaken for a couple or sometimes father – daughter. They had a bond like no other, and hard for her to describe in words. Christine met guy almost twenty years ago – the same day she met her husband – where the two were in a band together. So their history goes back much further than when they formed their duo. After the birth of Christine’s second child, she decided to start singing and playing again. About 2008, she called up Guy and asked him to play with her. He jumped at the chance and she described it as “instant magic”. They had a connection and the local Southport music scene embraced their duo into the fold with open arms. “He absolutely influenced me musically”.

He would encourage her explore new sounds – like jazz and other unexpected tunes for a couple of acoustic guitars. He also encouraged her to write her own music, and he put his own special touch to that music, never to be duplicated or replaced. They brought the best out in each other. They soon added a couple more members – and the Christine Martinez Band was born. “Guy insisted that the band be named after the singer – but he was always the leader. Guy was the backbone and provided the structure of the music. He was not a natural born guitarist – he worked at it, he worked hard. And he expected everyone in the band to do the same. He’d let you know if you fell short of his expectations. He wasn’t afraid to let you know.” “Guy was a lot of things to so many, a son, a father, a friend… but most of all he was a guitar player – that’s who he was. He was loyal to the music and completely dedicated.” “He was strong – he played gigs right up until the end. The doctors said his music was one thing that kept him going so long. He was determined to NOT be defined by his disease. Even through pain – he played, we’d lock eyes and it was magical… every time.”

“Guy was a big influence on my music in the beginning and throughout my entire career.” Emilou Harris

“He was so much more than a band mate. He was a personal friend, I considered him family. He was always there for me. The struggle to go on without him musically is hard, but the personal loss of his friendship is much, much more than that.“ Guy grew up in Greensboro but spent his childhood vacations at his grandfather’s cottage on Holden Beach with his 15 cousins. In 1988, he decided to move back to this area, and settled on Oak Island. He loved the beach. In addition to playing music, he worked as a realtor for Margaret Rudd for several years. All of the people quoted above (and a few others) performed at the memorial celebration on February 11th. People came from all over the US, as far as Colorado, Nashville, and Arizona. Guy formed so many lifelong friendships and all 15 cousins were there, too! Although there is a hole in our hearts, may it be ever filled with his music and lasting influences on the music scene here locally and around the world!

Guy was family, he showed unconditional love. Our connection was magic, hard to define. He was also a paradox, a Republican Hippie, and was always that way.” Christine Martinez / APRIL 2017 / Southport Magazine 9

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Local musician Guy B. Phillips III, a.k.a. “Yug”, of Oak Island passed away on December 19, 2016. Guy was born on February 13, 1944, in Tampa, Florida. He was the son of the late Guy B. Phillips Jr. and Margaret Louise Anderson. Many weekends and vacations were spent with Guy Sr. and Annie Phillips in Chapel Hill with their 16 grandchildren. Guy’s fondest memories were from time he spent at Holden Beach, where Guy and Annie built the first oceanfront cottage. Guy described his youth a few years ago as “us Phillips cousins had something that a lot of kids don’t: we had each other; we didn’t grow up fast; we got to be kids; we had freedom to run around town, in the woods, and at the beach with no fears of anything negative.” I think we can all agree that his favorite parts of his childhood remained true for him his whole life. After years of pursuing his passion for music—from Greensboro to Virginia Beach to New York to Baltimore and the Caribbean—he settled in Brunswick County, specifically the Southport / Oak Island community. Here is where his guitar and unique persona became a masterpiece of friendships and affirmation. Guy is survived by his son, Craig Phillips and wife Robin of Baltimore; grandson Domonic Webster II and wife Karen and their children Riley and Domonic III. Guy is also survived by his sister, Pat Rucker and her husband Kirk, their daughter Lia and his grand-niece Sarah. And his beloved lab Sadie, is now living in Baltimore with her boyfriend Mac (Craig’s lab).

A big thank you to all the people who contributed to this article, Deb Klipp and the Rev for compiling the information and photos, and especially Christine Martinez. / APRIL 2017 / Southport Magazine 13






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April 14-15, Franklin Square Park in Southport The Spring Festival is an Easter weekend tradition 25 years in the making for locals and visitors. The weekend events draw more than 15,000 people to the quaint seaside city. This year’s events start at 10 a.m. on Friday and wrap up at 5 p.m. On Saturday, hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Karen Rife, Downtown Southport Inc. (DSI) Marketing Chair, said the Festival is a

“wonderful event for all ages.” The Southport-Oak Island Kiwanis and DSI co-sponsor the Festival. A 5k walk/run is scheduled, along with many children’s activities and live music. Food will be available for purchase, as well as plants, shrubberies and herbs for your home and garden. With more than 160 vendors, there will also be plenty of selections for some spring shopping. “Visitors and residents enjoy spending time with family and friends in our beautiful park setting, taking advantage of all that we have to offer,” Rife said. There is no admission fee for the Festival, but there is a nominal charge for some of the children’s activities.

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urday, April 22 from 6 to 7:15 a.m. The Oak Island Lighthouse Run & Walk began 18 years ago when Clarence Willie, a member of the Chamber’s Board of Directors and an avid runner and retired U.S. Marine Lieutenant Colonel, suggested the Chamber organize a 10k run/walk. The first run was help in April of 1999. Over the years, as the number of participants grew and the events outgrew their venues, the starting line moved, settling in at Oak Island’s Middleton Park this year. For more information, contact Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce (910) 457-6964. The Lighthouse Run is an event of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce.


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Services (CPS) and Foster Care (FC) or the Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) program in Brunswick County, according to the organization’s website, The tournament kicks off at 8 a.m. with registration and biscuits. A shotgun start follows at 9 a.m. A silent auction is open all day until 2:30 p.m., when dinner is served, provided by Island Way Restaurant. Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, as well as closest to the pin on all the par 3 holes, longest drive on the last hole and hole in one. Waves 4 K.I.D.S. currently serves more than 1,000 youth and their families and or foster parents. All of the children the organization serves are based in Brunswick County. Donations help fund educational grants; tutoring and aids for doing schoolwork; art, music, singing, and dance lessons; summer camp tuition; therapeutic activities not covered by Medicare; sports equipment and medical and therapeutic devices; clothing and scouting uniforms; computers; school supplies and more. The Phillip A. Cook Education and Development Fund provides funding for students who are qualified but underfunded to attend vocational school, trade schools, and college.


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Oak Island Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring Earth Day events at Middleton Park on April 21st from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will feature handson environmental Earth-friendly activities and displays for all ages. School groups can take advantage of the chance to learn more about the environment in this unique hands-on event just steps from the Atlantic Ocean. Oak Island Parks and Recreation Director Rebecca Squires said Oak Island celebrates Earth Day just a little bit differently from everyone else. “We teach kids and citizens about the importance about preserving the Earth by recycling, reusing and preservation. But since we are a coastal community, we also teach about the importance of coastal issues,” she said. Those issues include preserving the dunes, sea turtle protection, responsible fishing, protecting sea bird habitats and more. Earth Day is also a chance to reach out to newcomers to the area, Squires said.

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James Keelaghan—Folk Art Master Musician, poet, writer and artist shares his story STORY BY: JEFF STITES


s the calendar pages have turned, for almost a quarter of a century now, this poet laureate of the folk and roots music world has gone about his work with a combination of passion, intent, intensity, and curiosity. Fusing his insatiable appetite for finding the next unique storyline Keelaghan also forges his pieces with brilliantly defined craftsmanship and a monogrammed artistic vision, making him one of the most distinctive and readily identifiable voices of not only the Canadian scene, but as a member of the international singer-songwriter community. Armed with a songbook that has enlightened and enthralled, and been embraced, by audiences around the world, Keelaghan’s life as an artist is one that is a perpetual journey on so many levels. Most importantly it’s a journey that has

invited fans of literate and layered songwriting to be a part of his artistic expeditions, some that weave their way through marvelously etched stories of a historical nature with underlying universal themes, and others that mine the depths of the soul and the emotional trials of human relations. ¨His masterful storytelling, over the course of nine recordings, has been part of the bedrock of his success, earning Keelaghan his share of nominations and awards, and acclaim from Australia to Scandinavia. The necessity to write has always been a double-edged sword.” “I’ve always had the urge to write.

Some things weren’t being said in the way I wanted to say them. Then there are the different sides of what I write about. The narrative writing, the historical material, as well as the personal, where you have to take responsibility for what you are saying,” says the Calgary native who has been calling Winnipeg home for the past few years. A disciplined visionary, Keelaghan’s aces have long been a love of language, and history, as he earned a history degree years ago, his skills as a thespian that he acquired at an early age, that explain his ability to make an immediate connection with audiences in a live setting, and an ear

for a memorable melody, and harmonies that make those melodies glisten. “I’m good for 80 or so books a year, mostly history, non-fiction, but inspiration can come in many forms, I’m always on the lookout for a good story or idea. My sister told me the story that became Kiri’s Piano. It was such an image,” says Keelaghan that visits a dark chapter in Canadian history, Japanese internment camps in the Second World War.â’¨ â’¨Not only does his deep catalogue include timeless originals like Fires of Calais, Cold Missouri Waters, Jenny Bryce, Hillcrest Mine, and Kiri’s Piano. Keelaghan is also a possessive interpreter of outside material, a fine example being his gripping take on Gordon Lightfoot’s epic Canadian Railroad Trilogy on the Lightfoot Tribute disc Beautiful. There are a number of illustrations of his interpretive skills on his 2006 recording A Few Simple Verses. The closing tune on that spellbinding set, My Blood written with Jez Lowe, is one of many examples in Keelaghan’s career, where he has invited collaboration into his creative process. “I was at the Celtic Colors Festival in 2008 and the producers locked six of us in a house for a week, and the company included Dave Gunning, David Francey, and Rose Cousins, it was an amazing experience. We had to come up with enough material for a show at the end of it.“To go along with a lifelong accumulation of influences, there have been these opportunities to work with equals, whether if be Oliver Schroer, Hugh McMillan, or Oscar Lopez. The sparks of collaboration, batting melodies back and forth, whatever, have produced some wonderful results,” says the artist who ties it all together with a powerful voice, delivery, and a commanding presence where he finds a balance between examining the lighter and heavier sides of life. For Keelaghan staying at the top of his game comes down to a very clear rule, “never stop accumulating.” “I want my audiences to know that I am open enough to try new things and push their bounds.” It was Dave Marsh, the award-winning American music critic and historian who not so long ago stated that James Keelaghan is “Canada’s finest songwriter,” and those few but powerful words of praise say it all about an artist who continues to set the bar at a lofty height.


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SHOWCASE alumni, I had done my alma mater proud. I bumped into someone I hadn’t seen since graduation. I knew that she was respected in her field, well travelled, successful. I asked what she had been doing since high school and she ran down the list of degrees and foreign postings and the like. She asked what I had been up to. I gave the condensed version. I was a writer and performer, I sang, played guitar. She nodded slowly up and down… “So, you are still doing what you were doing, when you were a teenager then?” Well, I guess, ya…sorta. I’m not playing as many stairwells now as I did back then, but it’s still pretty fun. She made it sound like I was in a rut. So just in case you think that all I do is play and sing… Since 2011, I’ve been the Artistic director of the Summerfolk Music and Crafts Festival in Owen Sound, Ontario. The job has given me a new passion for programming. I have to book the artists and program 6 daytime and two nighttime stages. The walls of my

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office end up looking like this (see photo below). I was born in Calgary but have lived in Toronto, Winnipeg and now, a charming little town called Perth in Eastern Ontario. I’m trying to stay at home more these days, as I have a couple of boys at home, aged 6 and 10. I want to spend as much time with them as I can before I become the enemy. If you know my music, you know that I love history. I studied at the University of Calgary, though I never actually completed my degree. I concentrated on the history of science, under the tutelage of the dear, departed Dr. Margaret Osler and was influenced and inspired by Dr. Shel Silverman, one of the great storytellers of our time. While I read a lot of history on a lot of different topics, my areas of specialty remain science and World War One, especially the battle of the frontiers, 1st Marne and Verdun.

For Keelaghan staying at the top of his game comes down to a very clear rule, “never stop accumulating.”

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Nashville Roadshow Rolls into Town Down home country tunes that span the test of time STORY BY: JEFF STITES


o you miss the days when country and western music wasn’t just pop sung by a guy or gal with a twang? Would you love to revisit the days of Hank Williams and Patsy Cline, of Johnny Cash and Loretta Lynn, of Dolly Parton and Merle Haggard? Then Odell Williamson Auditorium has a show for you! The Classic Nashville Roadshow takes to the stage at Odell William Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College on Thursday, April 27 bringing the best of country music’s bygone era to life. Jason Petty and Katie Deal, stars of The Classic Nashville Road Show, are two veterans of very successful Off-Broadway country music revues. Petty portrayed Hank Williams in Hank Williams Lost Highway, winning an Obie (the Off-Broadway version of a Tony Award) for his efforts. Deal starred in two sold out national tours of A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline.

The Classic Nashville Roadshow is more than just Hank and Patsy. Petty and Deal, backed by a robust five-piece band, portray all your favorite classic country stars in solos and duets. The show features hits like Harper Valley PTA, Coal Miner’s Daughter, On the Road Again and Momma Tried. The show’s stars have genuine country routes with Deal a native of Georgia and Petty hailing from Manchester, Tennessee, where he learned the classics from his grandmother Fannie Mayberry. Yes, Fannie Mayberry. You don’t get more country than that, do you?

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BIZ Q & A Your Next Home as Unique As SeaGlass From B&B Owners to Real Estate Owners, SeaGlass Realty is Here! STORY BY: LESLIE FOSTER


ach of us is uniquely and beautifully made and so it is with your home. Whether you find it on a tree-lined street in the historic district or oceanfront on Oak Island, SeaGlass Realty lists and sells homes all over our beautiful Cape Fear region. Linda Pukenas and Lisa Fosbury, Owners (and sisters ) of Sea Glass Realty have decades of combined experience in both real estate and marketing between them. Last Fall, they hung out their shingle in Southport, adding their expertise to our fast-growing real estate marketplace. The name chosen for their business is not accidental. The name conveys a coastal message to buyers and sellers alike, that like SeaGlass the process of buying and selling a home will be as special and unique as finding SeaGlass along the beautiful beaches of Brunswick County!

Q. When did SeaGlass Realty hang its “Open for Business” sign in SPT? After combining decades of real estate and marketing skills together, my twin sister, Lisa and I launched Sea Glass Realty in fall 2016. It is a family-owned, boutique firm with a focus on customized, quality real estate services. Our goal is not to be the largest but to be one of the best in a market with many good Realtor choices. Lisa (Fosbury) is a former real estate appraiser and was a leading broker in the Raleigh (Triangle, Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Wake Forest) market for over 15 years. Prior to that, she was in sales and markting in the pharmaceutical industry. Lisa has worked with countless buyers and sellers through the years and has experience in relocation (certified), buying & selling, broker market analysis and bank short sales & foreclosures. In the Raleigh/Triangle area, she worked with Remax United and most recently for many years with Coldwell Banker Advantage. She is also part owner of Captain Newton’s Inn on Moore Street in Southport. Lisa and her husband, Hugh have a daughter, Melissa (27) and son, James (24). I celebrated over 20 years of senior marketing positions with leading brands including Commerce Bank (now TD Bank), Harrahs’ Entertainment and GMAC Residential before landing in

Southport full time to own/operate the Robert Ruark Inn with my husband, Rick. I have had my real estate license for over 10 years and more recently hung my license with Margaret Rudd & Associates in Southport where I enjoyed working with the great folks there. My husband Rick (Pukenas) and I have many years of buying/selling/investing behind us as well. I’ve personally worked with 1031 Exchanges and land development in Cape May, NJ before moving to North Carolina in 2005.

Q. I’m a seller.... start to finish walk us through the steps you take from the first phone call to listing, to SOLD sign! It is important to process as much information from the first call so we can use it to evaluate the property’s primary and secondary markets before we meet in person or have the second call. After the first call, we will evaluate recent sales, current activity levels and current “competition.” A primary market/competitor is one that closely matches the property you are discussing. A secondary market/competitor may be a home that isn’t exactly like the property to sell but it fits within the price range and therefore is competing for “wallet share.” After the second discussion, we

Linda Pukenas and Lisa Fosbury, owners of SeaGlass Realty

should have the listing price, market positioning and be ready to process the listing documents. We then create and execute a final marketing plan that will include all tools (pictures, tours, marketing material, signage, etc.). Once listed, we keep in contact with the seller on a regular basis to let them know of showings, feedback and updates on the status of competing properties that could influence their sale. We re-evaluate as needed. Once an offer comes in, we commit to negotiating and maximizing results. We stay close through the settlement process and believe in 100% plus when it comes to communication. We believe in making the process easy for everyone. We also believe in helping our clients through the moving maze. Lisa has been a relocation specialist for years and knows all the ins and outs quite a bit. In addition to our previous experience,

we also both own bed and breakfasts in town which helps us know and appreciate all the local “go to” trades.

Q. In addition to the MLS how else do you Market a sellers home?

As with so many businesses today, the Internet is where most buyers see homes and often “meet” their future Realtor. Real Estate sites (that our County’s MLS links to include Zillow, and Trulia) showcase properties and are optimized for website searches. That is why it is so important to have a listing that best showcases a property. All our listings will have professional photos, 3D tours and aerial shots when applicable. We also believe in full, colorful marketing material that captures prospective buyers when they tour our listed homes. Marketing to other brokers/Re- / APRIL 2017 / Southport Magazine 23

BIZ Q&A altors and neighbors can also be a useful tool in many instances. The Internet, signage, marketing to various SOBs (sources of business such as Realtors & neighbors), marketing material and good ‘ole networking (including showcasing open houses) are all very good tools. At the end of the day and most important in this market, however, is differentiating the property being sold. Lisa and I truly believe every property we list and sell is unique!

Q. SeaGlass is unique! Your tag line, “Every home is as unique as SeaGlass “ speaks to your business.... give our readers some examples of your “ uniqueness” in the competitive real estate business.

My background in strategic and creative marketing as well as successes in personal real estate investments helps me position listings appropriately for sellers and research and evaluate listings with buyers. Every real estate purchase or sale has to meet the objectives of the client. Although the main objective is to sell or buy property, there are always factors that drive decision-making more than others. It is also very unique and advantageous to have a

former appraiser on our team. Lisa’s appraising skills and experience in the luxury home market is invaluable. The majority of her market in Raleigh was in luxury home sales with most of her clients in the $1 million plus market. This helped land her in the Triangle’s Business Journal’s coveted “Book of Lists” with a ranking in the top 25 Realtors in the Raleigh/Durham market. She was a leading agent with Coldwell Banker/Advantage for many years. As a former appraiser, too, I do not know anyone who can price a home as well as she can. She not only uses sound appraisal factors but has a keen sense for intangibles within the market. Together we bring great insight on the most important factors for listing and selling homes and other type properties. We also bring a strong commitment to professionalism and ethical real estate practice to our roles.

Q. SPT is growing! (which we love) How do resale properties compare with new construction in the SPT area.?

As our tag line says, “Every Property is Unique!” With every property, it is good to do a simple SWOT analysis. It is important to sit down and put a plan together that spells out and addresses the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats (SWOT) of a property. It helps identify internal and external influences. For instance, a resale property in Indigo Plantation may be an older home but it benefits from a neighborhood with large treed lots, nice amenities like a pool & tennis courts and being close to downtown Southport and several marinas. Although the house may not be new, the location and the setting are strengths. If the house has been renovated, that is a strength, too. With every property purchase, there are always SWOTs.

Q.Describe your “ideal” client? We know they must exist!

Truly….”Every Buyer and Seller is Unique.” Ideally, however, everyone benefits from clients who are honest, straight-forward, reasonable and think of their Realtor as a partner in the process. This being said, however, selling and buying real estate is a very emotional process for most people. Sometimes there are ups and downs that get the better of the client. That is why we are here! Realtors are here to help their clients through these emotions as well as through the entire process.



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Q. What trends are you seeing in our local real estate market?

Lifestyle Living! Although there are always first-time and move-up buyers, our market, as we all know, sees a lot of empty-nesters heading toward or into retirement. Buyers are looking for a quality of life

BIZ Q&A that keeps them active, sociable and in an area that nurtures them physically and emotionally. The Southport/Oak Island/Boiling Springs and entire Cape Fear Region offers buyers the opportunity to enjoy a naturally beautiful area with many opportunities for social and other meaningful endeavors. Proximity to the Coast, smaller (less than 2500 sq feet whether new or renovated) homes with lifestyle benefits is important. Lifestyle benefits can include being within walking/ biking distance to restaurants, shops and the waterfront (Downtown Southport) or a full amenity package that includes fitness centers, clubhouses, restaurants & golf courses, etc. (St. James, Winding River for example) or developments with some amenities like pools & a clubhouse (Indigo Plantation, Cades Cove, Arbor Creek, Rivermist, etc.) or areas with lakes like Boiling Springs or the Beach (Oak Island, Caswell, BHI). There are so many great neighborhoods and areas in which to choose.

Q. Is it true that kitchens and bathrooms sell houses?

Yes. In this market, we can also add outdoor living space, first floor master bedrooms and open floor plans. Kitchens and bathrooms are always tops in every market.

Q. Location. Location. Location! Which neighborhoods(OI, BSL, St James, SPT) are the most desirable?

We are seeing a lot of activity in all the areas right now. Again, it depends on the “Unique Buyer” as to what is most desirable. We see a lot of movement in homes priced $400,000 less with the majority under $300,000. Buyers generally like being close to the water whether in Southport, on one of the Islands, in Boiling Springs Lakes or when choosing a planned neighborhood. We have a lot of neighborhood communities such as Arbor Creek, St. James, etc. The size, age and ability to build new homes impacts the activity level. I think all areas and neighborhoods are in a good position for this upcoming market including higher priced custom homes and luxury estate homes.

Q. Historic properties are such an asset to our community. What are the pros and cons of selling these special homes?

This is my favorite question as I truly love every historic home whether totally restored or one that needs a lot of love. Rick and I have owned and restored numerous old homes and have loved every one. The pros: You can’t truly duplicate a historic home. You can’t duplicate or reinvent the history of the home or the role it played in developing a community. Historic homes are usually built to last with spe-

cial details and charm. A historic property needs to be loved, admired, respected and preserved to the best of the owner’s ability. Buyers should always (as with any house) get a home inspection (and survey) so they know what they are buying. They can then assess their threshold for any upgrades, maintenance, etc. The cons of a Historic home are sometimes immediately apparent; they often need restoration or at least renovation. Unless a historic home is completely restored, basic upkeep may be more than a new home. Historic homes are usually located closer to the waterfront thus also warranting a higher price tag. The types of materials used in historic homes can also increase the cost. A good option is also for a buyer to purchase a lot and built a home designed to look and feel like a historic home. There are several good local builders in our area who have been very successful achieving this for their clients.

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The first time I ever got my hands dirty in clay, was in my sophomore year of high p school art class circa 1984. Everyone was t listening to Prince sing Purple Rain that c year, and my bangs added at least anoth- s er 4 inches to my height. I was raised in a a small Midwestern town surrounded by i cornfields in Illinois. My art teacher sat me o down at a pottery wheel with a pound of i a clay, and a potter was born. I have always been a very creative per- c son. Making art and performing music have m always occupied a place in my life. Even as a w

child, I liked to draw, and I always had paint underneath my fingernails. Then I started w singing in church as a teenager, and a whole s new creativity emerged. By age 16, I was o writing and recording my music in a studio. S I always knew that I would be a singer song- m writer and an artist. And I dreamt of going a e to college for art and music.


Unfortunately, life took me in a different direction. My father died suddenly leaving my mother to raise 4 children alone. Money was tight and my plan to study Picasso in Chicago was no longer an option. In my early 20’s, I went to work as a certified nursing assistant and a Paramedic, and soon after I met my husband Michael. We married in 1998 and immediately uprooted from Illinois and moved to New Mexico. It was there where my love for creating art was rekindled, and I was blessed to take art and writing classes under the mesmerizing shadow of the Sandia Mountains. But I didn’t touch clay again until I moved to Southport in 2005. The familiar desire returned when I read an ad for pottery classes. I knew instantly when I walked into that pottery studio behind Franklin Square Gallery that I was home again. The smell of the clay, the kilns, the glaze buckets-everything about it took me home again. I immersed myself in clay and worked at the wheel every chance I could get. I joined the Associated Artists of Southport and quickly bought a used kiln from another potter. I received a grant from the Brunswick Art Council for my pottery wheel, and the rest is history. I now have my own studio set up in our home, and teach and mentor others on a regular basis.

There is nothing easy about making pottery on a wheel even though potters tend to make it look like a breeze. It’s a connection we get from practice, pure and simple. There is something about holding a clump of clay and focusing on forming it into something useful. I put everything else out of my mind and mold the clay into being. Even when my life seems to be running amuck, just a moment at the wheel and I can think clearer and I’m pulled back into my center. It’s like talking to an old friend when no one else understands. My favorite part of making pottery is wheelwork, but I am also drawn to pottery surface decorations and glazing. Raku and other alternative firing methods such as Saggar and pit firing have always interested me because of how intense the processes are. You have to be right there to watch and encourage the firing to mature, and then

stop the process before it is ruined. Firing this way takes focus, patience and a desire to learn. You can’t just turn on the kiln and walk away. It’s not for the faint of heart as many times the pot is ruined in the volatile firing environment. But nothing feels better than pulling a pot out of the ashes of a pit firing and seeing that the smoke and flames

have made a masterpiece. I try to keep my work fresh so that my art is always evolving and fluid. A couple years ago, I felt that my work had become stagnate and I needed a change. I have now started sketching on my pottery and focusing more on improving the quality of my work. Sqraffito is one form of decoration I use that is made by scratching through a surface to reveal a lower layer of a contrasting color. I sketch my subject before I apply it to a pot. Then after brushing on an underglaze, I carve out my drawings. I have found this method most rewarding because it pairs my love for pottery and drawing in one medium. With my art continually evolving, I am grateful to be living in such a creative place where I can keep growing, and where all levels of artists reside. It’s not just the professional artists living here, but also the emerging artists who are finding their place. We are not just drawn here by the mild weather, but also by the natural beauty and constant inspiration that we enjoy with the different bodies of water and the Southern landscape that surrounds us. It’s a perfect combination for the creative soul, and I’m grateful to be part of the mix. You can find Carla’s work displayed in The Franklin Square Gallery and The Celtic Heart. You can contact her through her facebook page Carla Edstrom Pottery or email:

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Their staff are very knowledgeable and welcoming, especially Margaret Shelton.” Tania tells more about her fun dinner parties – accompanied by edible flowers. “My neighbors and I have started a monthly dinner party and January was our month to host. Winters on the Southern coast can be a bit gloomy and so my husband Gordon and I wanted to provide a warm and nurturing environment. After we decided on this theme we knew immediately to start at Shelton Herb Farm. We’ve been going there for years and with each trip we are charmed anew. We purchased edible flowers and an assortment of fresh culinary herbs. Among the many edible flowers represented in our basket were pansies, which are symbolic of loving thoughts. The colors are brilliant and we used them



recent encounter at a dinner party inspired to me write this article. While helping the host prepare a cheese platter, I was given a bag of fresh flowers—needless to say I was a little confused. The bag had a variety of colorful petals, flowers and buds. These were not only for decoration, but for eating! They were so beautiful and actually looked delicious, I couldn’t wait to try them. Before you go pull off your pansy petals for a dinner party – please note that ONLY organic and pesticide-free flowers should be eaten. If you grow them in your own garden from seeds, they should be ok. But you may even want to check if your neighbors are using pesticide spray, or weed


killer, because it can run in the soil and effect your garden without you knowing. Eckhart Tolle described flowers as a source to enlightenment in his book “A New Earth”. According to Tolle, “ Flowers Have an awakening power—those delicate and fragrant beings we call flowers would come to play an essential part in the evolution of consciousness of humans. Humans would increasingly be drawn to and fascinated by flowers. As the consciousness of human beings developed, flowers were most likely the first thing they came to value which had no utilitarian purpose for them, that is to say, was not linked in some way to survival. They provided inspiration to countless artists, poets, and mystics.” There are only a few places to purchase edible flowers, organic and safe to eat.

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Mr. P’s is the perfect place to celebrate any event with our in-house catering. Please call ahead for any special dining request—we aim to please. OPEN: Monday - Saturday 5:00pm-9:00pm (910) 457-0801 • 32 Southport Magazine / APRIL 2017 /

HOMESTYLE “ Perfectly situated under a canopy of oak trees. They provide shelter from the storms, shade from the sun and home to hundreds of birds. “

If you’re a history buff, you’re going to love this. The tiered water fountain out back was purchased at auction from the Dudley Mansion (Governor Edward Dudley) in Wilmington. Dudley was the state’s first elected Governor in 1845. The fountain was taken apart to transport to Southport and then reassembled in the rear yard. It’s one of Gay’s favorite purchases, but unfortunately she will not be able to take it with her. Lucky for the new buyer – it comes with the house.

Contemporary Water Front Gem Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Masterpiece on the Cape Fear River STORY BY: AMI BROWN



f you’ve ever wanted a unique water front dream home… here’s your chance. This one-of-a-kind contemporary home sits nestled under a canopy of oak trees, on an acre lot with a huge back yard that runs all the way down to the River. You can watch the sunset from your private screened in gazebo attached to the rear deck, or watch the regattas from your Juliette master balcony. It’s the good life in abundance, right here in Southport. I’d say it’s the perfect place to retire, or raise a family.

This Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired floorplan home was built by the Angermyer family in 1988. The current owners – the Siddens purchased it from them in 2004, and they have loved living here in Southport for the past 13 years. Original for Virginia, they are anxious to move back to their roots in the mountains they call home. This amazing property, 232 River

Drive is for sale, and some lucky buyer is going to snag this one in no time. The large den boasts floor to ceiling architectural windows that let in gorgeous light and provide panoramic water views from almost every room in the house. Homeowner, Gay Sidden, loves to read, play the piano or chill out by the fireplace in this – her favorite room in the house. The

downstairs also has a huge guest 2nd and 3rd bedroom and bath. Although the master is currently upstairs, either of these could easily be turned into a master suite if new owners wanted a first floor master. There is even a large additional room that could be a 4th bedroom, office, storage or workout space. / APRIL 2017 / Southport Magazine 33

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HOMESTYLE HOMESTYLE Another historical tidbit, there is a Civil War Berm (a raised area between trenches) that runs along the property. Several Civil War cannon balls have been unearthed here as well. This house sits on a treasure of local history and would probably make a great place to get out the old metal detector. The kitchen has been lovingly remodeled and provides all the modern conveniences with quality finishes. Plantation shutters and solar shades adorn the over-sized windows. You can look out over the quarantine station and see both light houses from the deck or balcony. The gardens are lush green with the in-ground sprinkler system at work. There are gorgeous blooms, oak trees and warm nights to enjoy sitting in the screened in gazebo. No more mosquitos or harmful sun rays to dampen the mood. You can watch the Fourth of July Fireworks right from

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“ This house has really the best of everything!“ -Gay Sidden

home, no need to fight the crowds or traffic. The Christmas Flotilla parades and turns around just in front of your property to give you the perfect view without leaving the comfort of your warm place by the fire. “It’s really the

best of everything.” Gay reminds me. The staircase is extra wide and can even accommodate a future elevator if needed. There is an abundance of storage and the layout is well thought out. Having been in Real Estate and

Construction for over 30 years, the Siddens pride themselves on the immaculate upkeep of the home. They really love this house and have looked after it like part of the family. / APRIL 2017 / Southport Magazine 35

HOMESTYLE HOMESTYLE The huge oak trees provide shelter from the storms, shade from the sun and a home to a myriad of birds. Gay loves her birds. She hopes the new owners will continue to feed them as well. There are families of woodpeckers, blue birds, blue jays, sparrows, cardinals, hawks and many many more. The Siddens have lived in Virginia, Georgia, South Carolina and Wisconsin – and Gay admits that Southport is by far the loveliest town they have ever lived in. The interior has a fresh coat of paint, the owners are motivated to sell, and are looking for that perfect buyer for this unique modern home. Southport Realty is proud to present the sale of this unique contemporary riverfront luxury home. Come and sit on the back deck or screened in gazebo and watch the mighty ships quietly steam by carrying cargo all over the world, yachts, and an assortment of fishing vessels. This home, remodeled in 2016, has 3728 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, large living room and a cozy den each with a Mendota direct vent gas fireplace and water views galore. The home sits on almost an acre of bulk headed lot on the Cape Fear River and the Intracoastal Waterway. The kitchen has a sub zero refrigerator wine cooler, Bosch dishwasher, Dacor oven, warming drawer, microwave/ convection oven, Wolf glass cook top, custom cherry cabinets with above and below lighting, pantry with pull out drawers and dumbwaiter. There are hardwood floors in the upper living area and parquet flooring downstairs with the bathrooms boasting beautiful marble floors and counters. The large master bedroom has a walk in closet and room darkening shades. The master bathroom has a tile shower, towel warming drawer and his and hers basins. Outside accent lighting shows off the meticulously landscaped yard with several mighty oaks and of course the Cape Fear River. Permit for a dock is permitted by CAMA . The rear yard is more than ample to add a swimming pool as well. Some furniture is negotiable with the sale.

If you would like more information about this home, please contact Kim Anne Russ at Southport Realty, 910523-1222 or email:

“One of my favorite things is of course the water views. Also, the phenominal sunrises and I love watching the ships come in. My favorite spots are the screened gazebo and the cozy den, where I have my books, my piano and fireplace.“

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* Year Built - 1986 * Square Feet - Approx. 3728 * Master bedroom & Master bath upstairs * Extra full bath upstairs * 2nd and 3rd bedrooms and guest bath downstairs * Appliances - Top of the line * New HVAC - Electric Central Heat Pump

* Electric water heater * Showing Instructions - Call listing office * 2 Fireplaces * Public Water, Public Sewer, Propane, * Irrigation System and Hurricane Shutters * Approx. Lot size - 1 Acre / APRIL 2017 / Southport Magazine 37

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A Big Pain in the Foot! What exactly is Plantar Fasciitis and what can you do? STORY BY: LESLIE RES CHLY, BSN, RN


f you have experienced plantar fasciitis, you know the pain! The first steps off your bed in the morning are excruciating! Standing after sitting for a time period is miserable!

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Along the bottom of each of your feet is a layer of tissue called fascia that provides support to the arch of your foot and connects the toe area to your heel. This is known as the plantar fascia. Any strain or inflammation of this area causes discomfort along your heel or the bottom of your foot especially when walking. Common to the 40-60 year old age group, this stabbing pain increases with your first steps but then may get better as you move around prior to returning later in your day or especially after exercise. Repeated strain to this area causes tiny tears in the fascia that swell or inflame causing the discomfort. The following are identified risk factors for plantar fasciitis: • High arches or flat feet or feet which roll in • Walking, standing or running on hard surfaces for prolonged periodsespecially in certain occupations • Being overweight which puts added strain on the area • Wearing high heels or going barefoot on hard surfaces • Wearing worn out, poor fitting shoes including athletic shoes • Tight muscles in your calves or along your Achilles tendon in the back of your lower leg • High impact sports involving running, ballet or aerobic dance

While I encountered plantar fasciitis as a result of going barefoot and wearing flimsy flip flops for an extended period, some people have no idea what first started their symptoms. Since prolonged pain with walking can actually change the way you ambulate and put stress on other joints such as knees, hips and ankles, prompt recognition and treatment may help prevent a chronic condition from developing. Initial treatment is simple…get off your feet! Ice applications for 15-20 minutes three to four times per day may give immediate relief to the inflammation. If your health status allows, use of NSAID medications such as Ibuprofen or Naprosyn may improve the situation. Calf stretching may also help with lengthening your lower leg muscles. If initial treatment does not change your symptoms, seek prompt medical advice from your healthcare provider. You may be referred to a specialist such a Podiatrist or Orthopedic physician. In addition, you may be sent to Physical Therapy if needed and they will be able to teach you specific stretching exercises for your legs. Special shoes or orthotic devices can assist (orthotics may be recommended in both shoes even if only one foot hurts). Typically, splints are often used at night to keep your toes flexed toward your leg and stretch your calf leg muscles as you sleep. Reflexology is another non-invasive option you may try for relief of your symptoms. If your condition continues to worsen despite conservative treatment, there are other

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more invasive options to consider. Steroid injections may be given to provide temporary pain relief but cannot be repeated frequently as they may weaken the tissue. Surgical intervention to detach the fascia from the bone is a last resort and may leave you with potentially worse consequences. Newer and more conservative treatment involves the use of cold laser therapy. Local podiatrist, Dr. Joseph Kibler DPM, FACFAS, currently uses the MLS “Cutting Edge” laser in his office in Supply, NC to treat plantar fasciitis as well as other conditions. Use of this MLS (Multiwave Locked System) Therapy uses light energy of two wave lengths to stimulate the body’s natural healing process at the cellular level. The laser treats pain, inflammation and edema promoting pain relief with its rapid effects. Dr. Kibler notes that stimulation of the pain receptors on the nerves can temporarily block the pain for 30 minutes to hours AND becomes additive with subsequent treatments therefore providing

greater pain relief while decreasing the swelling and promoting the healing of the fascia. Plus, Kibler reports this cold laser is not painful during use. Frequently, Kibler is able to effectively treat a person who has an acute plantar fasciitis of duration around 1 week with 6 sessions but stated that chronic plantar fasciitis may require as many as 10-12 sessions over a 3-4 week period. Please contact InStride-Brunswick Foot & Ankle Surgery for a consultation. (See info at the end of this article) Insurance does not typically cover this procedure. Despite the use of treatment, plantar fasciitis may take a few months to a year to resolve. During this time, it is important to stick with your treatment plan. In addition, for your health, continue to exercise altering your physical activity to a low impact sport such as biking or swimming. Avoid situations causing prolonged standing or running on hard surfaces and replace worn out athletic shoes!


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5059 SouthportSupply Rd. SE, Southport 910-457-4477 Casual dining with variety from seafood, steak, chicken and pasta. Known for its Calabash style cuisine and low country classics.


4907 Fish Factory Rd., Southport 910-454-4002 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 10% Campaign.

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Chicken salad at The Pirates Deck—a diverse menu with a rustic and casual atmosphere. SE 59th Street,Oak Island, NC.


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


106 Yacht Basin Dr., Southport 910-457-1881 A sophisticated take on the dockside seafood café, Fishy Fishy serves up plates like Buffalo shrimp, Cajun grouper bites, and Bacon Wrapped Shrimp.


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.


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


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


16 Marina Way, Bald Head Island 910-457-7217 Featuring Southern classics like fried pickles and shellfish steam pots to global dishes such as Italian meat antipasto and Mediterraneanstyle shrimp and grits.


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


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.


122 Yacht Basin Dr., Southport 910-363-4108 Dishing up goods from both the North and South, offering everything from handrolled pizza, Jersey style breads and authentic Italian, to Southern comfort foods and fresh seafood.


614 N. Howe Street, Southport 910-454-4360 Serving creative cuisine in a cozy atmosphere, Live Oak Cafe offers dishes such as duck crepes, lowcountry gumbo, and baked scallops au gratin.


101 West Bay Street, Southport 910-477-9299 Fine dining on the Cape Fear—where exquisite southern cuisine meets the salubrious breezes of Southport with a historical and literary perspective. Open Mon-Sat 11:30am-10pm Sun 9am-3pm Brunch, 3pm-10pm Dinner.

With the weather warming, Trolly Stop is a great place to pick up a couple of dogs and walk to the riverfront. 111 S Howe St, Southport; (910) 457-7017.


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


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

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302 N. Howe St., Southport 910-454-0044 Offering sandwiches, salads, soups and quiche. A gem of a café located on Southport’s main drag.

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5908 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island 910-250-1294 Known for our crab dip & fresh sea food dishes. We also offer great burgers, steaks, and other southern favorites with a warm friendly atmosphere.


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.

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


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


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3148 George II Hwy Boiling Spring Lakes 910-477-3188 • 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.


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


928 Caswell Beach Rd.Oak Island 910-278-9299 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.



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.


5422 E. Oak Island Dr., 910-278-4005 Offering hamburgers, sub sandwiches, salads, wraps, seafood and daily drink specials.


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


5705 E. Oak Island Drive 910-278-9040 From BLT’s with avocado to Cajun and Reuben sandwiches, this deli serves up quality sandwiches.




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.



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.


668 Midway Rd. SE, Bolivia 910-253-9515 Farm fresh, organic and natural ingredients—grown here, made here! Gluten free and vegan options offered. Enjoy sandwiches, salads, unique sides and desserts.



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


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832 N. Howe St., Southport 910-457-0444 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.

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

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


601 Ocean Drive, Oak Island, 901-278-7725 Oceanfront dining and entertainment venue 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!

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132 Country Club Dr., Oak Island 910-250-1184 A casual diner featuring breakfast, lunch and dinner, from fluffy omelets to burgers and fried chicken sandwiches.

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


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.


5827 E. Oak Island Drive, 910-933-4615 Offering hand pattied burgers, subs, shrimp, wings, hot dogs and more. M=2017 MAGGIE WINNER!

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611 Howe St., Southport 910-833-0227 Offering a full lunch menu with quiche, salads, sandwiches and afternoon tea anytime. Full beverage option including over 60 loose teas iced or hot and sold by the ounce. Gluten free options, too. Open Wed-Sat, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


731 N. Howe St., Southport 910-454-0088 Bald Head Marina at Deep Point 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.


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


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


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


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


705 Ocean Dr., Oak Island (at the pier) 910-278-5504 Nestled beside the Oak Island Pier, Flying Fish Cafe offers a panoramic view of the ocean and excellent West Coast cuisine.


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


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.


5002 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island 910-201-1001 Hormel ribs are slow d in house and meats are offered with a variety of sauces, from Eastern NC vinegar to Lexington-style red.


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


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


116 N. Howe St., Southport, 457-4544 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.


5177 SouthportSupply Rd., Southport 910-454-4540 Focusing on family Italian recipes, Bella Cucina serves up everything from fine and fresh local seafood to hand tossed, New York style pizzas. Aside from a decadent wine list, Bella Cucina also offers specialty martinis.


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


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!


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


10 Marina Wynd, Bald Head Island 910-457-1222

Mexican cuisine with Spanish and Cuban flare, such as Churrasco Cubano and Pescado Especial—both with plantains.


1671 N. Howe St., Ste. 1, Southport Serving authentic dishes, such as fajitas, enchiladas and chalupas.


4961 Long Beach Rd. SE 910-454-0950 Known for fresh salsa and margaritas; serves traditional Mexican dishes.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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.


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


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


7916 E. Oak Island Drive 620-7073 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.


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


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


6006 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island 278-5929 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.


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.


113 N. Howe Street, Southport 454-0321 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.


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


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


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


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.


5130 SouthportSupply Rd., #108, 363-4180 • A frozen yogurt bar where you can select your own flavors and toppings.


6324 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island 933-4503 • Homemade ice cream and fudge.


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

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April 3: Death, Dying, & the Afterlife

Sharon Faw,

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with Pat Rice

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April 17: Natural Health

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April 24: Shamanic Journey with Roger Lockshier

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Nasrin Falsafi, PhD, RN , Psychiatric & Holistic Nurse Counseling, EMDR, Mindfulness Practices, Reiki Access Consciousness, Restorative & Gentle Yoga 301-980-2871 • Roger Lockshier, Shamanic Practitioner Journey Into Shamanic Consciousness Intuitive Guidance, Transformation & Discovery 910-547-0517 • Pam Yount,

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These presentations are free and start at 7:00p.m. You may also join us for Meditation at 6:15p.m.

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Meaningful Monday Presentations:

Shamanic Practitioner

Roger has been a practitioner and student of various spiritual and mystical paths for over 20 years. He draws from the myths and wisdom of Europe, especially those of the ancient Norse and Celtic people as well as some traditions found in native North and South America. He blends many concepts found in both western and eastern mysticism and philosophy, and draws parallels between belief systems from around the world. In his practice, Roger uses his abilities as a channel and empath to share intuitive guidance and healing and to assist each person on their path of spiritual awakening and discovery. Private one-on-one sessions and group workshops available. email: or 910.547.0517

“It is our Awakening that opens us to our True identity, that we are not separate from, but One with Divine Source-this is a reconnection with our souls’ purpose as active co-creators and catalysts for our spiritual evolution” ~Roger Lockshier, creator and founder, New Aeon Shamanism.

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FREE LIFELINE HEALING CIRCLE: Tuesday, April 5th at 6:30pm

Learn about the LifeLine Technique & Experience a Live Healing Circle with Dr. Darren Weissman


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MANDALA ART with Virginia McGuire April 8th & 9th ~ $275.00 ~ Contact Virginia: 704-305-3218 REIKI SHARE

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Civil War Round Table Meeting

APRIL 1 Southport Cleanup

Come join your Southport neighbors in regular cleanups of the town on the first Saturday of each month, from 9am - noon. Any and all contributions of your specific talents are welcome, be they weeding, planting, pruning, digging, or all of the above. No need to bring anything but your energy and good intentions — all tools and supplies are provided by the City of Southport. Upcoming cleanup days are scheduled Saturday, April 1, and Saturday, May 6 — meet at the Nash Street fire and rescue substation across from the post office. Spring flowers are on the agenda both days! Please call 612-202-8541 for more information and to get on the Southport Beautification Committee’s email notification list.

APRIL 1-2 BCC Odell Williams Auditorium Sea Notes Choral Society Spring Concert

The Sea Notes Choral Society presents its 2017 Spring Concert, “Everything’s Coming up Roses” at Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College in Bolivia on Saturday, April 1 at 3:00 p.m. And on Sunday, April 2, BCC Odell Williamson Auditorium.

APRIL 4 Lower Cape Fear Hospice

A no cost 6 week program, Living with Grief: Growth and Education for Adults Coping with Grief will be offered on Tuesdays, April 4 -May 9 from 11am- 1pm, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, 955 Mercy Lane SE in Bolivia. Pre-registration is required, call 910-796-7991.

North Carolina’s involvement in the Civil War will be discussed on April 4. Wayne E. Motts, the Chief Executive Officer of The National Civil War Museum located in Harrisburg, PA is the guest speaker. North Carolina played a major role in the war, and that will be explained. His presentation is entitled, “North Carolina Artifacts at the National Civil War Museum,” a topic that is guaranteed to be of interest to anyone residing in our great state. Hatch Auditorium, Caswell Beach. Registration and refreshments begin at 6:30pm and the program begins at 7:00pm. The guest admission fee is $10. For more information about the Round Table or the upcoming meeting, contact president Mike Powell at 910-278-3545, or email to

Oak Island Recreation

Kayak Fishing School is now open for registration—The April 4 program will be chock full of tips on how to make kayak fishing more productive, fun, easier and safer. Classes tend to full up quickly and space is limited so register today. Kayak fishermen who are looking to improve their fishing and kayaking skills should consider attending the class on May 6, 2017 at Dutchman Creek Park, 4750 Fish Factory Road, Oak Island, NC. Class starts sharply at 9:00am and should conclude by 4:00pm. The day will begin with classroom activities and conclude with a kayak demo on the water. Captain Jerry Dilsaver, of the Hobie Kayaks Fishing Team, will be the featured speaker. Aspiring kayak fishermen should make plans to attend this event. Captain Dilsaver will share tips, techniques, and tactics with the participants. This will be the seventh Oak Island Kayak Fishing School and they tend to fill in advance. A sandwich lunch


is included as well as door prize drawings and each participant will receive a goodie bag with samples. Registration for the school is $45 in advance or $55 at the door - if seats are still available. For more information contact the Oak Island Recreation Department at 910278-5518 or Capt.Dilsaver at 910-2796760. Information is also available online at and

Coffee and Conservation

Join us the first Tuesday of every month while we enjoy a cup of coffee and chat about various conservation topics! Topics will change monthly; with April’s topic “Coastal Bird Walk” with owner of Bird & Garden, Jill Peleuses. 9:00am10:30am FREE with Pre-Registration.

Southport Oak Island Cash Mob

Join the Cash Mob! Meet at the Corner of N. Howe & E. Nash Streets at 4:00pm. The only rule is the Cash Mob participants agree to spend $20.00 at the retailer. It’s a Secret, bring a Friend and Meet at: Corner of E. Moore Streets and S. Davis Streets Southport

Fine Carolina Cuisine The Live Oak Café staff wishes everyone a Happy Easter!

Fresh Ingredients Local Seafood Full ABC Permits Extensive Wine List. OPEN Tuesday - Saturday 5:00 pm - until

Now offering our

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Sunrooms, Garages, Sheds, Decks, Stonework

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Reptile Roundup at the Bald Head Island Concervancy Get up close and personal with our classroom reptiles. Participants will be able to touch live reptiles, turtle shells, snake sheds, and much more! Following the presentation, participants will also be able assist with feeding the reptiles. This program is great for all ages! $5 per person Call 910-338-0911 to reserve your spot! 1:00pm-2:00pm.

APRIL 7 Gallery Walk

First Friday of each month, from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Join other art enthusiasts to explore the art scene in Southport. Enjoy wine and nibbles at your leisure, participating galleries include: Franklin Square Gallery, Lantanas Gallery and Gifts, Ricky Evans Gallery and Silver Coast Gallery & Winery.

APRIL 8 Stewart’s Spring Fling

A day of food and door prizes with jusic by DJ Rodney. 10am-3pm at Stewart’s Hardware & Garden Center; 8848 River Rd SE, Southport, 910-457-5544

Sale at the Trail

Every 2nd Saturday of the month from 8:00am - 12:00pm at Ocean Trail Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Ocean Trail Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 630 Fodale Avenue Southport.


Easter Egg Hunt

Ages 6-13 at 10 am, Franklin Square Park, N. Howe Street, Southport, NC 28461. Immediately following, for ages 5 and under, Fort Johnston Garrison Lawn, 203 East Bay Street, Southport, NC 28461. A thousand plastic eggs filled with goodies will be scattered at both locations to the delight of the participating children. Event is free. Sponsored by the City of Southport Department of Parks and Recreation. For more information,

Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt Join the eggstravaganza at Spring Lake Park from 11:00am until 2:00pm for fun, games, and an Easter Egg Hunt. Spring Lake Park, Boiling Spring Lakes; 200 Pine Rd., Boiling Spring Lakes, NC 28461. 910-363-0025.

Cosmos & Cocoa at the Bald Head Island Concervancy 8:30pm – 10:00pm. 700 Federal Rd, Bald Head Island, NC. View constella-

tions and planets from BHI. Learn how to use sky charts and new technology to enhance your stargazing experience. Minimal light pollution provides for a breathtaking show! Cocoa and marshmallows will be provided! $15 per person for non-members, $10 per person for BHI Conservancy members.

APRIL 9 James Keelaghan Concert

April 9 at 7:30pm. Virginia Williamson Event Center, Bolivia. 150 College Rd. NE Bolivia, NC; 1-860-485-3354, 910-755-7416. James Keelaghan will perform a Listen Up Brunswick County concert. This concert series presents original music in a variety of genres including folk, R & B, Bluegrass, Country and Blues.

APRIL 10 Phillip A. Cook Memorial Golf Tournament

At the Oak Island Golf Club. For more information please contact Island Way Restaurant, 1407 E Beach Drive, Oak Island, 910-278-7770 or

APRIL 12 Tablas Creek Wine Seminar

Representatives of Tablas Creek Wine and Vineyards will be at Uncorked by the Sea 602-A N. Howe Street at 6:00pm. Reserve a seat today by calling 910-454-0633. Price is $25 per person.




APRIL 13 Grape and Ale

Join us on Thursday, April 13 at 6 p.m. in welcoming Colin Spark to learn how Cary based brewery, Fortnight Brewing Company, brews their English inspired ales.

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Southport Spring Festival

Please come out and welcome spring in style! A tradition for more than 25 years. Running from 10 am until 5 pm on Friday and 10 am until 4 pm on Saturday, this festival features a wide variety of activities such as musical entertainment, handmade arts and crafts, children’s activities, azaleas and other plants for sale, and food vendors. There will also be a 5k Run/Walk. The Festival is sponsored by Downtown Southport, Inc. and the Southport-Oak Island Kiwanis Club. Held at Franklin Square Park, N. Howe Street, Southport, NC 28461. For more information,


APRIL 15 Dog Easter Egg Hunt

Oak Island Parks and Recreation Departments 1st annual dog Easter Egg hunt. 11:30 am at Bill Smith Park Dog Park 4446 Fish Factory Rd Southport.

5K Run and Walk

Sponsored by the Southport Oak Island Kiwanis. The 5k course winds through downtown Southport starting and ending at the Waterfront Park. Pre-registration is $25 and race day is $30. Southport Oak Island Kiwanis 5k Run and Walk, Waterfront Park , 102 East Bay Street Southport

Pancake Breakfast

EAA Chapter 939 Presents a Pancake Breakfast - on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the Cape Fear Regional Jetport. Pancakes, sausage, coffee & juice from 8:30am-11am. Cost: $5.00 per person. Cape Fear Regional Jetport, 4019 Long Beach Road, SE Oak Island

Wings and Wheels

EAA Chapter 939 Presents Wings & Wheels at the Cape Fear Regional Jetport (KSUT). Wings: Aircraft static dis-


CALENDAR plays, classic & antique parking area, aircraft judging and Awards presented at 1:00pm. Wheels: Open to all cars.. Cape Fear Regional Jetport 4019 Long Beach Road, SE Oak Island.

Old Baldy Birthday Party and Keeper’s Easter Egg Hunt

Old Baldy Birthday Party & Keeper’s Easter Egg Hunt on the grounds of Old Baldy- Saturday, April 15th from 2:00pm-4:00pm. Flag Dedication, USCG Fly Over, Free Event & Climbs, Ceremony & Cake. Public Welcome. Featuring Bald Head Island Choir & The Howard. 101 Lighthouse Wynd Bald Head Island.

interpretive natural and history tour of Ft. Fisher. Please bring a brown bag lunch. Limited to 12 participants, so sign up early! 8:00a.m.-1:00p.m. $5 per person

Business Networking After Hours An event for Chamber members and potential Chamber members. A relaxed atmosphere where business men and women can meet, network and do business after hours. Laugh & Breathe Yoga & Southport Pilates 420 N. Howe Street (Upstairs) Southport. 5:30pm - 7:00pm.

APRIL 21 Earth Day Festival

Brunswick County Earth Day at Middleton Park on Oak Island. This free event will teach young and old how to protect and take care of our planet. Numerous area conservation groups will be on site. There will be hands-on exhibits, displays, food, and much more! School groups are invited and encouraged to attend. Build a butterfly garden, learn about sea turtles, get up close with live sea birds, learn about recycling tour the redesigned Nature Center and learn about native wildlife, trees, and plants. 10:00am-2:00pm FREE.

NC Beer Month Celebration Party Celebrating two years since they opened the popular brewery/taproom, Check Six Brewing Company will have an outdoor Beer Garden, live music, food, gold fish racing, corn hole competitions with prizes, and many other special events. They will also be launching the new lager, “Broken Prop Pilsener.”5130 Southport Supply Rd, Southport. 910-477-9280

APRIL 18 Coffee with the Girls

Business Networking After Hours is a network of women that meet every month discuss not only women related business issues but share helpful information and tips. Chamber members only. Meets 8:00am the Third Tuesday of each month at various locations. Coffee with the Girls – April, Hampton Inn Southport 5181 Southport Supply Road Southport.

Black Tie Gala

The Dosher Memorial Hospital Foundation is holding its seventh annual Black Tie Optional Gala at the St. James Community Center, 6:00pm to 11:00pm. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Andrew Thielen Big Band. Tickets are $125 and are available by calling the Foundation at 910-4573850. Proceeds benefit community health programs at Dosher Memorial Hospital.


APRIL 20 Fort Fisher Natural History Tour

Oak Island Parks and Recreation will be exploring Fort Fisher this spring! Join North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and Fort Fisher staff on an

Annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction Fundraiser

Oak Island Beach Preservation Society Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction Fundraiser from noon - 2:30pm at

Island Way Restaurant, 1407 E. Beach Dr., Oak Island.

APRIL 28 Southport Arbor Day

Arbor Day celebrate the role of trees in our lives and promotes tree planting and care. Join the Arbor Day festivities at Fort Johnston Garrison Lawn. 203 E. Bay Street in Southport from 11:00am. Free Ice Cream Social to follow

Out of the Box Luncheon

Opportunities for the members of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce to discuss topics and issues important to the business community in a group setting. This month’s topic: Churches and Religious Groups Embrace Social Media. Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce. 4433 Long Beach Road, SE Southport, 12:30pm-1:30pm.

APRIL 29 NatureFest

Celebrate nature’s best at Southport NatureFest. The day-long event will be held in several locations throughout the town, including Trinity Methodist Church, Franklin Square Park, Southport Riverwalk and the downtown area, as well as, kayaking, an excursion to the Green Swamp Preserve and birding boat tours. Pre-registration is required for some of the events. In the event of rain in the afternoon, events will be held at the Southport gym on Atlantic Ave. Come to one event, or come to all! Most events are free. For more information visit their facebook page at Registrater at 910-290-6802. 7:00 am - 3:00pm, Trinity Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash Street, Southport, NC 28461 and Franklin Square Park, N. Howe Street, Southport, NC 28461

NatureFest Events

7:00 am Bird Walk in downtown Southport. Start at Wild Bird and Garden Store 105 E. Brown St. pre-registration required (910-457-9453) 8:15 am Doors open at Trinity United Methodist Church Murrow Hall, 209 E. Nash Street. Muffins, coffee, and pastries available for purchase, Individuals pre-registered for trips pay for trips and receive tickets 8:45am: Greetings and announcements 9:00am – 11:45am: Nature Presentations • Coastal Birds of the Cape Fear, Lindsay Addison, NC Audubon biologist. • Southeastern Coastal Plain Ecosystems. Dr. Roger Shew, UNCW • Shouldn’t You be on the Water? Brian “Fish” Stevens, Certified kayak instructor and tour guide 9:00am -12:00pm: Southport Garden Club plant sale 12:00pm to 1:00pm: Participants have lunch in local restaurants Pre-registrations required for trips. Call 910-2906802 1:00pm: Bus trip to Green Swamp with Roger Shew as tour guide departs from Atlantic Ave. Duration 2.5-3 hours. 1:00pm: Birding boat tours sponsored by Southport Boat Rentals. 6 passenger boats depart from Yacht Basin with Lindsay Addison and Jill Peluses providing bird identification and information. Duration 45 min-1 hr. 1:15pm: Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter tour departs from Atlantic Ave. Duration 1.5 hour. 2:00pm: Possible additional birding boat tour based on demand. Duration 45 min. 1:30pm: Kayaking with Adventure Kayak Company. Call 910-454-0607 for information and registration.

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CALENDAR APRIL 29 & 30 W.A.I.T. (Women Anglers In Training) Join other women for a stress free learning environment that will focus on various techniques and aspect of fishing. Whether you are a beginning fisherman, or have the basics down pat, you will benefit from WAIT. Registration will take place through Oak Island Parks & Recreation Department at: WAIT or call 910-2 78-5518/278-4747 or At Oak Island Recreation Center.

• Option One: $49.00 - Instruction and Pier Fishing • Option Two: $139.00 - Instruction & Fishing Trip

Ongoing In April Greenlands Farms

Open Fridays and Saturdays 8:30am– 5:30pm. 668 Midway Rd SE, Bolivia 910-253-7934. Reservations needed; April 1 – Milking & Cheeses Making Demo April 8 – Happy Hooves Petting Farm

April 22 – Art Gala Fundraiser April 29 – Cooking Class & Wine

Chamber of Commerce Events

April 4 – Afternoon Business Connections- 11:45am-1:00pm at the Chamber April 10 – NC 4th of July Festival Committee- 5:30pm at the Chamber April 11 – Afternoon Business Connections- 11:45am-1pm at the Chamber April 14 – Chamber Closed April 18 – NO MEETING April 20 – Business Networking After Hours - 5:30pm-7:00pm at Laugh & Breathe Yoga; 910-250-9171 April 21 – Oak Island Lighthouse Run Registration & Welcome Party- 4:30pm8:30pm @ Cape Fear Yacht Club

Get ready for SOUTHPORT SHERLOCK Coming next month in Southport Magazine April 28 – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony starting at 11:00am; Abbington Oak Apartments April 28 – Out of the Box Luncheon, 12:30pm at the Chamber

April 22 – Oak Island Lighthouse Run atMiddleton Park Soccer Field

Southport Waterfront Market 2017

April 25 – Afternoon Business Connections- 11:45am-1pm at the Chamber

Opening May 3 - September 6. 8:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Ft. Johnston Museum - Garrison Lawn., 910-279-4616. Shop over 65 vendors for fresh produce, baked goods, flowers and hand crafted arts and crafts. Sponsored by Downtown Southport, Inc. Enjoy live music and cool breezes off the Cape Fear River. Stay in town and enjoy dining and shopping in our historic City.

April 25 – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 9am at The Office Coffee & Wine Bar in Boiling Spring Lakes April 27 – Evening Business Connections from 5:30pm - 6:45pm at the Chamber

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* Portraits * Pets * Landscapes * Birds * Homes * Boats * Corporate * Marine Life

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Every Wednesday (except of July 5th)

Small Business Person of the Year Award Get your nomination in now for The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business Person of the Year Award. Nominations end April 30th.

Oak Island VFW Bingo

Every Monday and Wednesday from 6:30pm - 10:30pm. The Oak Island VFW holds Bingo open to the public on Monday & Wednesdays. Cash prizes. Fee charged. 103 SE 50th Street Oak Island

Afternoon Business Connections

Every Tuesday from 11:45 am - 1:00 pm. Business Connections will establish and increase business referrals between members in a professional, concise and structured setting that will promote growth in our business community. Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce 4433 Long Beach Road, SE Southport

Bald Head Island – Birding

Bald Head Island offers fantastic opportunities for birding at all seasons. During the summer months, we are fortunate to have a large nesting population of the beautiful painted bunting.

The island is also home to hundreds of egrets, herons and ibis as well as dozens of other species. Trips last about 2 hours and location is dependent on tides, weather and recent sightings. Golf cart transportation is required to get to each stop around the island. Bug spray is recommended. Bring binoculars if you have them; we will provide some extra to share. Meet in the Barrier Island Study Center. Reservations Required. 910-338-0911. Cost: $18 per person for Bald Head Island Conservancy Members, $20 per person Conservancy Friend Members and Non-Members

Grape and Ale

NEW FREE BREW TASTING EVERY THURSDAY 6-7pm - We are bringing back the brews but without the brats. Thursdays, from 6 to 7 p.m. and David is bringing back his Demos. We will offer a 10% discount on all brews every Thursday (wine and brew club members 25%). In addition, Taste The Olive will be offering a 15% discount for all who attend. Take advantage of these deals and join us every Thursday evening for fun and fellowship! www.

Uncorked by the Sea Wine Shop & Gallery

Wine tastings on most Thursdays from 5-7pm. You’ll also find coastal themed art and decorative accessories for the home. Located in historic Southport in the 600 block of N. Howe Street.

Silver Coast Winery Southport Tasting & Taproom

Wine and Craft Beer Tastings Daily. Monday-Saturday 11:00am-7:00pm, Tuesday & Wednesday until 9pm, Friday ‘til 8:00pm, Sunday 1:00 - 6:00pm; 910-777-5151

Send in your calendar submissions by the 12th of the month to




Sat., April 1: The Awkward Silents Fri., April 7: Rev Sat., April 8: Kim & Travis Fri., April 14: Hank & Les Sat., April 15: Dennis Walton Band Sun., April 16: Monica Jane 1-5pm Fri., April 21: Wes Sayer & David Fair Sat., April 22: The Other Guys Fri., April 28: Two Of A Kind Sat., April 29: Uncle Hairy


Open mic every Thursday at 6:00pm Saturday, April 1: Crank Case & the Oilers, 8:00pm Friday, April 7: Dos Eddies, 7:00pm Saturday, April 8: Groove Pirates, 8:00pm Friday, April 14: Toney Rocks, 7:00pm Saturday, April 15: Dennis Walton Band,8:00pm Friday, April 21: Jonathan Carroll Band, 7:00pm Saturday, April 22: Christine Martinez Band, 8:00 Friday, April 28: Coco O’Connor Duo, 7:00pm Saturday, April 29: Trifecta, 8:00pm Sunday, April 30: Dale Kinner, 5:00pm


Tatum/Hayden Review Unplugged hosts Open Mic Every Monday, 6:00 April 1st: Southport Johnny & The Bizness, 7:30

OLD AMERICAN FISH COMPANY April 29: Seneca Guns 7:00pm-10:00pm April 30: Carolina Line Blue Grass Band, 4:00pm – 7:00pm


Open Mic Nights – Tuesdays 7pm


Our frequent musical entertainment is selected to complement your fine dining experience. Check our Facebook page for announcement and scheduling of performances. Here is some information about current and upcoming performers: Lisa Rankin is the lead musician through the Winter and Spring. She performs currently every Wednesday at Dinner, and alternate Sunday with ‘Jazzy Brunches’. Jake Beamer, performing this summer with classical singer, Kathryn Alphin.

Jay Killman is a skilled improvisational guitarist, and will be from performing late May through the summer.


Wednesday Nights at 7:00pm. Karaoke Night with Don Jewell. Come on in with your friends to Karaoke Night! Be brave and sing, or sit back with a pint and enjoy the show!

Upcoming Events


MAY 13 Ride the Tide

Ride the Tide will be a 5.2-mile float and race from the Recreation Center to Blue Water Point Marina. Early entry fee is $20 and the first 75 people to sign up will get a T-shirt from the event. Entries open now! 3003 East Oak Island Dr , Oak Island. For more information call 910-278-5518.

JUNE 18 Southport Songwriters’ Festival

Save the Date! All day Sunday, June 18 with selected events beginning June 14! Come celebrate father’s day by the river at Southport Community Building! New for this year is our song contest, with the winners playing on the festival. Theme “Building Community One Song at a Time” Entry and Deadline - All entries must be submitted via a link to a Youtube video with the songwriter performing the song with no more than two backup musicians and/or singers. The intent is to highlight the song and your delivery, not a full production. Entries will be accepted starting on April 1, 2017The entry deadline is midnight May 1, 2017, Visit the facebook page for more details.


Summer 2017 Art Camps at Pescado Y Amor Paint Studio! Winner of 2017 Maggie Award for Best Summer Kids Programs! Get ready for another summer of colorful art camps at the CUTEST art studio EVER! Each camp is different and each camp is different from last year and the years before! We provide all supplies, snacks and a morning full of fun, laughter and creativity! Kids, Teens and Adult summer camps! visit our website Registration open NOW! for Summer art camps and classes.

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MARKETPLACE 1355 Oak Glen Court, Bolivia Winding River Plantation- Stunning, move-in ready home has a private cul de sac location in the premiere community of Winding River Plantation. Open living area features coffered, wainscoted ceiling, stacked stone gas fireplace with custom built ins are the focal points of this beautiful room. Brazilian teak floors throughout main living area. The floor plan has an easy flow for entertaining with true “southern living” style. Open dining room is convenient to a gourmet chefs kitchen Quartz/granite counter tops with large center island, stainless appliances, plenty of counter space and storage. Breakfast area with plenty of windows. Cozy Library and so much more. MLS#100050795 call Renee Yost for showing. 910-269-1128

3810 Worthington Dr, Southport Southport in St James- You’ll love this “house beautiful” property sited on the #11 fairway in the Reserve of St. James with views of the nature conservancy to the front and minutes from the gate. Upon entering, the open floor plan is welcoming with its 23 ft coffered ceiling, impressive built-ins surround the custom fireplace, a large gallery of windows allow for natural light and brings the beauty of the outdoors in. A generous space that does not lose the quaint ambiance of a warm cozy living area. The fine craftsmanship of Crane Building Co. went into every detail that sets this property apart from the rest. MLS# 100043373 Call Renee Yost for preview 910-269-1128

2769 Pinecrest Drive, Southport WATERFRONT Southport in St JamesGracious home located on two prime waterfront lots in community of St. James. Give yourself the lifestyle that you’ve always dreamt of along the Intracoastal Waterway. This custom built home boasts 6000 plus sq.ft. Perfect layout for entertaining, no detail has been left out. Upon entering one is greeted by light and water. Vaulted ceiling soars to an open second floor. Custom built cherry library/office with

fireplace, a true gourmet kitchen,open living with dining area and oversized Sunroom where you can sit and enjoy peaceful mornings and gorgeous views of the water beyond. Amenities to include welcoming front porch,ELEVATOR, Loaded outside pool area Home theatre with 83 inch screen, Wine cellar & so much more! MLS 100001970 Call Renee Yost for preview today 910-269-1128

520 West Brunswick St, Southport BEST WATERVIEW in Historic Southport Historic Southport waterfront. Enjoy some of the best views the town has to offer from this gorgeous coastal home. Enjoy the scenic marsh,watch ships cruise up the waterway and distant lighthouses from both porches. The large,airy great room has a soaring 23 ft. ceiling and massive walls of windows that not only bring in natural light but allow for the beauty of the water to be enjoyed from most areas.Countless quality features and the perfect layout allow for a comfortable, coastal ‘’in town’’ lifestyle. This home boasts open floor plan with gorgeous oak hardwoods through the living area,fireplace, built in entertainment center, sound system. A chefs dream kitchen, In Law suite - apartment. Will consider lease back –SO much more MLS 100007600 Call Renee Yost 910-269-1128 for preview.

4100 Marsh Grove, Unit 4304 Easy coastal living will be yours with this WATERVIEW,top floor unit. A luxury 2/3 bedroom, two bath unit-flex office/3rd bedroom located in smaller, quiet setting of Bldg. 4. Features include;DOUBLE balcony,beautiful laminate woods and ceramic flooring. Gourmet kitchen with new stainless appliances, granite countertops and custom built in kitchen bar. Extras include dining bar built in, entertainment center and beautiful moldings in master. Master has spacious bath, soaking tub with granite surround; plus access to the oversized private balcony. Enjoy the views of both the Intracoastal Waterway and Brunswick Airport. The beaches of Oak Island and Bald Head, the quaint town of Southport nearby. 195,900 • MLS 100018277 Call Renee Yost for preview 910-269-1128

4185-2 Cambridge Cove Circle Cambridge Crossings - 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath- Stunning two-bedroom townhome in desirable Cambridge Crossings. Gleaming hardwood floors, granite countertops and light cabinetry make it bright and inviting. Fully-enclosed large glass sunroom lets even more light in. Backs to heavily wooded area which provides privacy and tranquility. $244,500 • MLS #100049759 Call Laura LeFevre, Southport Realty Inc., (910) 465-6591.

504 Cedar View Drive, Bolivia Sunset Harbor - 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Maintenance-free living in secluded Sunset Harbor! Two-story, beautifully maintained home with irrigated lawn and easy water access at the end of the street. Master suite with walk-in shower on the main level. Outdoor living spaces include a screened wrap-around porch and large rear deck. This is a Must-See! Put this one on your list! $179,900 • MLS #100042530 Call Laura LeFevre, Southport Realty Inc., (910) 465-6591.

104 NE 38th Street, Oak Island JUST REDUCED! 3 Bedroom, 2 BathThis home has been well-loved and cared for! Great location on Oak Island, close to the beach access, shopping and dining. The front porch has been converted to a sunroom. There is also a room on the back for extra living space, although not centrally heated and cooled. The backyard has been beautifully landscaped, is fully fenced and comes complete with outdoor shower and storage shed. Unique features set this one a little apart. $194,000 • MLS # 100039944 Call Pam Hayes, (910) 232-6130, Southport Realty, Inc.

4388 Eagle Bluff Ln, Southport New Construction! Eagle Pines - 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath- You will fall in love with this fresh new home and a plan that fulfills an array of lifestyles right in the heart of it all. Located in the growing community of Eagle Pines this home is tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac. Only a few miles to the beach as well as just a short distance to Southport. Quality craftsmanship and large open floor plan is perfect for entertaining. Take delight in the back deck for grilling or chilling. $189,000 • MLS #100051829 Call Leesa Snyder, Southport Realty Inc., (910) 777-1785.

160 NW 13th St, Oak Island, NC This beautiful home has hardwood floor, granite countertops, tile in the bathroom. Master & 2 other bedrooms upstairs. Downstairs has second master suite, big & beautiful bath, and a living area. Garage and privacy fence. Listed at $344,900 With Margaret Rudd & Assoc., Inc., REALTORS Call Libba Motsinger (910) 279-3644

1729 West Beach Dr, Oak Island Oceanfront dream home – magnificent ocean views from living area, dining room, kitchen and upstairs loft. Listed at $650,000 With Margaret Rudd & Assoc., Inc., REALTORS Call Jill Shaver (910) 617-1783 1120 E. Boiling Spring Road Boiling Spring Lakes - 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Charming home with large rocking chair front porch & deck and screened porch in rear. Spacious floor plan has living room with electric fireplace, separate formal dining room, kitchen with breakfast area, 1/2 bath and large utility room on first floor. Beautiful wood floors in living/dining are only 2 years old. Upstairs master suite with large walk-in closet & adjoining bath. An additional bath & 2 more bedrooms are upstairs (one has an extra storage closet). Large backyard is fenced with storage building. There is a long driveway and attached 1-car carport. $161,000 • MLS # 100051216 Call Katherine Hufham, (910) 470-4045, Southport Realty, Inc.

149 NE 16th St, Oak Island, NC Three bedrooms, two baths, on a double lot, ranch floor plan with attached carport. Beautiful tile floors in the living and dining area. Listed at $172,000 With Margaret Rudd & Assoc., Inc., REALTORS Call Libba Motsinger (910) 279-3644

158 Oceangreens Ln, Caswell Beach, Three bedrooms, two baths, screened porch, open deck and one car garage townhouse located in Ocean Greens, Caswell Beach. One level home with 1310 sq ft, community beach access, beach parking, and more! Listed at $239,900 With Margaret Rudd & Assoc., Inc., REALTORS Call Brooke Rudd-Gaglie (910) 512-1361

306 NE 46th Street, Oak Island Beautiful piling home with direct access to the beach by bike or walking. Hardwood, beautiful cabinets, large master. A sliding door out to the screened porch. A storage room and outdoor shower. Listed at $285,000 With Margaret Rudd & Assoc., Inc., REALTORS Call Libba Motsinger (910) 279-3644

612 N Burrington Ave, Southport This property was built in 1966 and has 3 bedrooms and 1 full and 1 partial baths with 1040 sq. ft. and is located in the Smith and Weeks subdivision within the Brunswick school district. $229,000 • MLS# 100046239 Call Kay Jolliff today at 910-523-0624

231 N. Caswell Ave, Southport, NC Just 2 blocks to the water. Rocking chair front porch. Renovated to provide all the modern conveniences. Open concept living/kitchen/dining. Kitchen area includes oversized cherry topped center island, gas cooktop, and stainless appliances. Original pine floors, plantation shutters, private porch for entertaining. There is a 2 car garage with extra space for workshop and paved off street parking. $595,000 Call Kay today 910-523-0624

317 Clarendon Ave, Southport, NC This charming historic home in the heart of Southport has been fully renovated. Just a quick walk from the waterfront, the home features heart pine flooring, 10 foot ceilings and gas fireplace. Gourmet kitchen has custom cabinets, granite counters and GE Monogram SS appliances including a gas cooktop. Master suite has two large bonus areas. $639,000 Call Kay today 910-523-0624

316 West West St, Historic Southport Pristine historic home with original features and modern conveniences. Four bedrooms, three baths, formal living and dining rooms. Front porch overlooks garden shaded by live oaks. $729,500 Call Kay today — 910-523-0624 / APRIL 2017 / Southport Magazine 53


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