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Bella Said

Beat the Heat

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Jason Frye

What’s SUP? Coastal Carolina’s Favorite New Watersport

PHOTO BY Keith Ketchum

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Jason Frye

Club Batter Up David Robinson’s Homerun

PHOTO BY Andrea Maurer

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Life through the Lens Lynn Alexander Chronicles Life with a Photo a Day

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By Justin Williams

business profiles

Connected Home, Morgan Internal Medicine, Brunswick Urology Partners. By Steph Medeiros and Amy Myers

18 nbm contributors

103 faces & places

Meet the contributors to North Brunswick Magazine

North Brunswick County Numbers & Info

2nd Annual Leland Area Rotary Golf Tournament; Business After Hours at Cape Fear Consignments; Business After Hours for Al Fulford Heating and Air; Ribbon Cutting at Morgan Internal Medicine; Parade of Homes Association House Ribbon Cutting & Realtor Luncheon at Mallory Creek Plantation; Boy Scouts of America Leadership Breakfast at Magnolia Greens.

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what’s happened

113 ad index

What’s been going on around town

Our directory of advertisers

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business buzz

114 capture the moment

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need to know

A contest for NBM readers. Photo by Willis Whyte

Keeping up with the local business scene

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what’s happening

Upcoming events you won’t want to miss

Departments 34

looking back

The 2nd Annual Leland Area Rotary Golf Tournament

46 what’s new Lowes Foods in Brunswick Forest By Jo Ann Mathews

60 community The North Brunswick Cup: Golf for Serious Golfers By Bryan Stange

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The New Brunswick Boom: Office Space and Commercial Real Estate By Jason Frye

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A Photo Essay of the Wedding for Courtney Marie Tremul and Michael Charles Last at Historic Brunswick Town

Photo by Wendy Hunt

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Above: NBM Publisher Justin Williams enjoying family time in Southeastern North Carolina with his daughter, Ava and wife, Kristy.

Enjoying our part of the world. Summer. It’s always been my favorite time of the year, but I didn’t know it could get any better until I moved to southeastern North Carolina. A place like this was just made for enjoying summer. The season is a time to relax and enjoy the natural beaches, and the longer days give us a chance to visit some of the places in the area and do some of the things around here that we haven’t seen or done before.

each issue. We want you to anticipate receiving each issue because you know you’ll find relevant and interesting content and you know that we’ll keep you up to date on the things happening in this little part of the world. We want each magazine to be keepsake worthy, something that you’ll want to share with your friends and family so they can see what a wonderful place this is.

As you’re reading this, I hope you are at the beach, by the pool or lazing in a lounge chair in the back yard. Because that’s what summer is all about.

Please let me know if we are meeting your expectations or if we can improve in any way in your opinion. We’ll appreciate the feedback.

All of us at North Brunswick Magazine hope that you will enjoy this issue of the magazine. We’ve included a few “summery” articles to get you in the summer spirit — see our articles on Standup Paddleboarding, Sweet Summer Treats and Club Batter Up, a baseball facility, to name a few.

Thanks for reading and happy summer!

Our goal is to continue to provide the residents and visitors of northern Brunswick County something to look forward to

Justin Williams Owner/Publisher Publisher@TheNBM.com

feedback I am so enjoying your magazine up here in Illinois. In anticipation of our eventual relocation to Leland, you give us a great feel for the area and the people who live there, making us even more anxious to get there for more than a visit.

We travel through Brunswick County each summer on our way to Ocean Isle Beach. We pick up BOTH of your magazines and wanted to send a note to say that they are high-class, high-quality and very well done. You are doing your a community a real service. Keep up the good work.

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Bryan Stange

Contributing Writer

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

live in Hampstead with our son, Murphy.

Wendy Hunt

Account Executive/Photographer

I have lived in Wilmington since the wise age of 5, and, aside from a few moves to different states, southeastern North Carolina has been my permanent home. Since 2008 I’ve been working with Carolina Marketing Company in photography and advertising. North Brunswick Magazine and South Brunswick Magazine have opened a lot of doors for me and introduced me to many wonderful people and happy clients. I enjoy boating, paddleboarding, seashell hunting, and saving the this little coastal town, so they keep me busy as well. I hope you enjoy this magazine as much as we enjoy putting it together.

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North Brunswick County Numbers & Info‌ New to the area? Get more information and other numbers at TheNBM.com/needtoknow Where is the post office? Leland Ace Hardware (910) 383-6688 117-B Village Rd., Leland, NC 28451 Leland Post Office (910) 371-9013 1123 Village Road NE, Leland, NC 28451-8479 Winnabow Post Office (910) 253-5576 6351 Ocean Hwy. E (Hwy. 17 South) Winnabow, NC 28479-5559 How do I get cable, phone or internet access? Time Warner Cable (910) 332-7800 (phone, cable or internet) Atlantic Telephone Membership Corp. (910) 754-4311 (phone, cable or internet) AT&T (888) 436-8638 (phone, internet) Where is the nearest grocery store? Food Lion on Village Road (off of Hwy. 17) (910) 371-1951 309 Village Road NE, Leland, NC 28451 Piggly Wiggly on Village Road (off of Hwy. 17) (910) 371-2696 112 Village Road NE, Leland, NC 28451 Food Lion (off of Hwys. 74/76) (910) 383-1467 1735 Reed Road NE, Leland, NC 28451 Harris Teeter (Waterford Commercial Center) (910) 371-3944 2021 Old Regent Way, Leland, NC 28451 Walmart (910) 383-1769, (910) 383-1872 1114 New Pointe Blvd., Leland, NC 28451 Where are the nearest medical facilities? Brunswick Community Hospital in Supply (910) 755-8121 1 Medical Center Drive, Supply, NC 28462 New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington (910) 343-7000 2131 S. 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Where is the library? Leland Library (910) 371-9442 487 Village Road, Leland, NC 28451 Where is the nearest drug store? CVS Village Road (910) 371-0794 117A Village Road, Leland, NC 28451 Walgreens (in Magnolia Greens) (910) 371-0233 1019 Grandiflora Drive, Leland, NC 28451 Walgreens Village Road (910) 371-1806 319 Village Road NE, Leland, NC 28451 Rite Aid (in Waterford) (910) 383-1098 501 Olde Waterford Way, Leland, NC 28451 Family Pharmacy (Clairmont Shopping Center) (910) 371-3181 112-G Village Road, Leland, NC 28451 Where are the town halls located? Leland Town Hall (910) 371-0148 102 Town Hall Drive, Leland, NC 28451 Navassa Town Hall (910) 371-2432 334 Main Street, Navassa, NC 28451 Sandy Creek Town Hall (910) 655-3153 114 Sandy Creek Drive, Leland, NC 28451 Belville Town Hall (910) 371-2456 497 Olde Waterford Way, Suite 205, Belville, NC 28451 Northwest Town Hall (910) 655-5080 4889 Vernon Road, Leland, NC 28451 How do I get involved in the community or volunteer? (910) 253-2412 www.volunteer.brunsco.net

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A Bark in the Park Leland area pet owners brought their four-legged companions to the Town of Leland’s annual Bark in the Park on Saturday, May 10 at the Leland Municipal Complex Park (102 Town Hall Drive). Attendees and their furry friends enjoyed raffles, K-9 demonstrations, contests, a free rabies clinic and more. Capeside Animal Hospital sponsored the pet-friendly event, while many other pet-centric businesses from the area were present. Don’t forget to bring your canine companion to this fun event next year!

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Matter of Balance Congratulates Graduates Matter of Balance is very proud to congratulate their recent program graduates. Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels in older adults. These grads successfully completed an eight-week course, consisting of one two-hour class per week. The program is free through Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. To hear about future classes, call Jennifer Sherman at (910) 253-2174. Matter of Balance graduates from Brunswick Community College Leland Campus are: front row, Carol Miller, Patricia Helms, Blanche Bovender and Edna Roy; middle row, Edna Nixon and David Outlaw; back row, Coach Marilou Rivera, Yvonne Raynor, Sue Shaver, Ellie Stoddard, Elizabeth Douglas, William Benton and Coach Jennifer Sherman. Coach René Tarquinio not pictured.

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North Brunswick Lions Support White Cane

Leland Hosts Open House for Future Cultural Arts Center

The North Brunswick Lions, along with the NC Lions Foundation, recently helped a local resident with cataract surgery. Sight Conservation has been the main focus of Lions International since 1925, when Helen Keller challenged the Lions to become “Knights of the Blind” in the crusade against darkness. The North Brunswick Lions contribute to the “White Cane” campaign of the North Carolina Lions Foundation, which in turn supports local clubs in helping those less fortunate obtain eye exams and/or glasses. Pictured: Lion President Bob Barto presents a check to 2nd Vice District Governor Mike Elmore.

The Town of Leland hosted an open house Saturday, May 19 for the future Leland Cultural Arts Center. The event was open to the public and guests were invited to tour the space and suggest ideas for activities they would like the facility to offer. Representatives from the town and its design team were on hand to answer questions. The Town of Leland purchased the unfinished 18,000-square-foot building at 1212 Magnolia Village Way in June 2010. Beforehand, the site sat vacant for more than a year. Possible uses for the facility include but are not limited to, arts and crafts programming, group dance and fitness, classroom activities, meetings, receptions, performing arts and more.

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Brunswick Novant Medical Center Hosts March for Babies Walk On April 12 Brunswick Novant Medical Center in Bolivia proudly hosted the annual March for Babies walk. The event drew nearly 150 walkers, approximately 80 of which were Brunswick Novant Medical Center or Novant Medical Group employees and their families. In addition, Barbara Cavanaugh, one of the hospital’s women’s services nurses, shared a personal story of how premature birth affected her grandson. Kellie Griggs, the women’s services department manager, helped organize the hospital’s participation in the event.

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Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Receives Award Brunswick County Parks and Recreation’s Special Populations Division has been awarded the coveted “Distinguished Therapeutic Recreation Program” award from the North Carolina Recreations & Parks Association for its 2011 programming efforts. This marks the second time in four years that Brunswick County Parks and Recreation has won the award.

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North Brunswick Lions Support New Hope Clinic Lion President Bob Barto presents a donation to Lion Dr. Travis Pickens in support of the New Hope Clinic. The clinic, located in Boiling Springs Lakes, provides free medical services to those who can’t afford it. Dr. Pickens, a member of the Southport Lions, has been instrumental in setting up the eye services at the clinic. Lion Dr. Eric Bryant of the North Brunswick Lions Club also provides services at the clinic.

Communities In Schools of Brunswick County is proud to announce two recipients of the Governor’s Award for Volunteer Service. The first award was presented to Mr. Pete Erbe, a dedicated mentor at Leland Middle School. Erbe is known as a “Lunch Buddy” and has lunch with his mentee one day a week. He also helps his mentee set goals and follows up on the student’s progress. The second award is shared by two organizations: volunteers from Crosswinds Church and Olive Branch Church have provided a monthly free clothing program called “THREADS” at the CIS Family Resource Center in Leland. Clients from the WIC Department, members from the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group and many individuals in the community have had the opportunity to access this clothing distribution service. Summer 2012

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Education Dignitary is “Impressed” with Leland School After visiting The Roger Bacon Academy’s Charter Day School in Leland, Howard N. Lee remarked that he was “impressed” and congratulated the facility’s leadership, teachers and contributors. In addition to touring the facility and sitting in on a few classes, Lee also met at length with administrators and new Charter Day School board member Dr. Lee Monroe to discuss The Roger Bacon Academy’s history and operations. During his visit, Lee was given a presentation of how the management team ensures every charter school student is reaching their full potential. Lee is the founder and president of the Howard N. Lee Institute for Equity and Opportunity in Education based in Research Triangle Park, NC. The Roger Bacon Academy schools are tuitionfree, open enrollment K-8 public schools in southeastern North Carolina.

Leland Breaks Ground on Westgate Nature Park The Town of Leland hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Westgate Nature Park on Thursday, April 26. The park will include 0.3 miles of 10’ wide paved and elevated boardwalk trails for hiking and biking, as well as an outdoor classroom overlooking wetlands. The park will also feature a playground, picnic areas, a multipurpose lawn, parking, landscaping, and associated utilities and amenities. Construction of Phase I of the park will be funded by a $500,000 grant from the North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund. 24

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N.C. Farm Bureau Donates $100K to new Hospice and LifeCareCenter in Supply The North Carolina Farm Bureau of Brunswick County Board of Directors recently gave $100,000 to the new Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter in Supply. The Lower Cape Fear Hospice is committed to improving the quality of life for patients and providing care for their families. Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and is an affiliate of New Hanover Health Network.

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Leland Middle School Takes Stand against Bullying More than 170 students at Leland Middle School gathered to show their commitment to end bullying in their school. The Anti-Bullying Festival organized by the Live in Peace Club included games, face-painting, music and dance — all designed to deliver a message of tolerance and nonviolence. Students also had a chance to throw cream pies at Mr. David Beebe, social studies teacher and good sport. In addition to the fun and games, students raised $400 for Hope Harbor Home, a shelter that provides assistance to victims/survivors of domestic violence. In order to participate in the fun, students had to correctly answer questions relating to conflict resolution and the prevention of bullying.


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Cardboard Boat Regatta Brunswick Forest welcomed the warm weather with its 2nd Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta. The race was held on May 19th at Hammock Lake in the Shelmore neighborhood of Brunswick Forest and featured seven cleverly created cardboard watercrafts. Though many got their toes wet, all boats made it safely across the finish line and onto the white sandy beach with the victory going this to the Double Fast team of Don Taylor, Mike Arcaro, Tim Enfinger, Peter Andrelli and Rich Weinstein.

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Wilmington Plastic Surgery Physician Invited To Advise National Council Charles R. Kays, DMD, MD, FACS, received an invitation by Allergan Medical to serve as an advisor for the National Council of Leaders in Breast Aesthetics (NOVO). Dr. Kays spoke at a NOVO advisory board meeting April 19 to 21, 2012, in Newport Beach, California. Dr. Kays was selected because of his “expertise and thoughtful leadership in breast surgery and his interest in delivering the most innovative, esthetically superior treatment options for patients in breast reconstruction.” As a consultant, Dr. Kays interacted with key executives in product development, medical, marketing and corporate leadership, discussing with them how Allergan can improve on its commitment to reconstruction patients. Dr. Kays also had the opportunity to provide feedback and opinions on Allergan products and scientific advances in breast reconstruction.

K&M Speed Networking Hosts Several Spring Events Throughout March, April and May, K&M Speed Networking hosted a variety of networking events at various Cape Fear area locations. First events are free, second and third events cost $10 to attend, and membership is required thereafter. Guests are encouraged to make lasting business connections while enjoying the company of fellow professionals. For information on future networking opportunities, call Kerry Kasotsky at (910) 383-2741.

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Lowes Foods Opens New Location in Leland On May 16 a new Lowes Foods grocery store opened its doors in Leland. The grand-opening event offered fun for the whole family, with prize wheel giveaways, mascot appearances, wine samplings and more. The new establishment, located at 1152 East Cutlar Crossing, aims to be one of the most customer friendly and environmentally friendly buildings in the region. The new grocery store boasts a totally new design to help give customers a pleasant and efficient shopping experience. Lower shelving units, simplified signage, color-coded aisles and energy efficient systems are just a few of the store’s highlights.

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Jewell Events Joins North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce Together with the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce, Don Jewell of Jewell Events celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 10, held outside the chamber office. Jewell Events is a musical and entertainment service that caters to weddings, corporate events and more.

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Progress Energy Sponsors Benefit Gala for Children Progress Energy has been named as the presenting sponsor for the 11th annual Communities In Schools Benefit Gala for Children. The gala fundraiser will take place on October 18, 2012, at the Cape Fear Regional Jetport. The gala’s location is in keeping with this year’s theme: “Education – Passport to the World.” Progress Energy prides itself on being a leader in community involvement and education, with many of its employees serving as volunteers throughout the school system and community. The partnership with Communities in Schools comes from a long-standing and active relationship, according to Mike Annacone, site vice president of Progress Energy’s Brunswick Nuclear Plant.

WTE Solutions Celebrates Ribbon Cutting Along with the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce, WTE Solutions celebrated a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 17 outside the Chamber office. Mike Eversole cuts the ribbon to make the membership official.

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Cape Fear Consignments Ribbon Cutting Cape Fear Consignments held a ribbon cutting to celebrate their first year anniversary on May 3. See more photos from this event on page 104.

Mark A. Ellenberg, manager of Farm Bureau Insurance in Leland, was named Brunswick County Honor Agency Manager in his category for 2011 by Steven D. Carroll, CPCU, Executive Vice President and General Manager of North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company. Mr. Ellenberg was selected for this honor based on his agency’s outstanding sales and service record during 2011.

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Leland Community Garden

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The Leland Community Garden has several plots available for the fall/winter growing season. The Community Garden is beside the Parks and Recreation office across from Leland Town Hall (102 Town Hall Drive). Three plot sizes are available (10’ x 20’, 10’ x 10’, and 4’ x 10’) for cultivation by Leland residents and groups. Individual plots are available, or participants can choose to work in the communal plot. Community work day is each Friday at 3:30 pm. Water is provided on site. Applications are still being accepted, and plots will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Stop by Leland Town Hall or the Parks and Recreation office to pick up an application.

Every fourth Tuesday of the month, Leland’s gardeners come together to work on a variety of beautification projects. Club meetings are free to attend and are held at the Leland Classroom Annex (102 Town Hall Drive) at 6:30 pm.

Information: (910) 332-4823

Bring your latest scrapbooking project or start a new one among fellow scrapbooking enthusiasts. The group meets every second Saturday of each month with the fun starting at 9 am and going all day long. The atmosphere is fun and supportive. Attendance is free.

Leland Hometown Opry (The Sam Miller Jam)

Information: Faye Burckhalter, (910) 471-7498

First and third Tuesdays The Town of Leland sponsors a free, twice-monthly bluegrass/ country/gospel/folk jam session at the Leland Recreation Building. Sessions are held every first and third Tuesdays of each month starting at 7 pm. Musicians of all skill levels are welcome, and spectators are encouraged to come out and enjoy the music. There is no cost to attend. Information: (910) 332-4818

Expressive Art Group First and third Thursdays

Information: (910) 332-4823

Scrapbooking Group Second Saturdays

Hooks and Needles Second and fourth Fridays Hooks and Needles is a free crafting class hosted by the Town of Leland. Focusing on crochet, knitting and other needlecraft, this class is open to students of all skill levels. Bring a project you’re working on or start a new one. Classes are held at the Leland Classroom Annex (102 Town Hall Drive) on the second and fourth Fridays of each month from 10 am to noon. There is no cost to participate. Information: Darla Rhind, (910) 371-5563

Coupon Swap Second Saturdays

Join a group of local artists in a creative and supportive environment every first and third Thursday of the month from 2 to 4 pm in the Leland Classroom Annex (102 Town Hall Drive). All mediums (oils, acrylic, watercolor, pencils) are welcome. Participation is free; attendees must bring their own materials.

Leland Family Resource Center (LFRC), operated by Communities In Schools (CIS) of Brunswick County, Inc., holds a Coupon Swap on the second Saturdays of each month from 9 to 10 am at 1492 Village Road in Leland. Attendees are encouraged to bring coupons to exchange with other participants. Meet new friends and fellow couponing aficionados while learning valuable money-saving tips.

Information: Doris Jean Young, (910) 371-9167

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Line Dancing Group Tuesdays

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The Town of Leland, in partnership with volunteer leader Carla Jacobs, offers a free line-dancing group. The group meets every Tuesday at 10:30 am at the Leland Classroom Annex (102 Town Hall Drive). Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to meet some new friends and have a great time. There is no cost to participate.

This free program takes place every Tuesday at 9 am at the Leland Classroom Annex (102 Town Hall Drive). Geared for children ages 3 to 5, this ongoing program seeks to stimulate the minds of Leland’s children through story time, arts and crafts/activities and time outside on the playground. During the program, parents or guardians must remain with their children. Space is limited.

Information: (910) 332-4818

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Happy Little Singers is a fun childhood music and movement class for children ages 9 months to 6 years and their parents/caregivers. Sing, dance, play and learn about instruments every Thursday at 9:30 am at the Leland Classroom Annex (102 Town Hall Drive). The cost is $10 per class, per family (includes one parent and one child) and $5 for each additional child. Drop-ins are welcome.

Olympic Day is a day of celebration commemorating the birth of the modern Olympic games. This year’s event will take place on June 23 from 4 to 8 pm at the Leland Municipal Complex Park (102 Town Hall Drive). The inspirational movie Soul Surfer will be shown after the celebration, as part of the Movies in the Park festival. In addition to being a fun event for the whole family, Olympic Day is an international effort to promote fitness and well-being as well as the Olympic ideals of Fair Play, Perseverance, Respect and Sportsmanship. Both Olympic Day and the movie are free.

Information: (910) 332-4823

Leland Market Second Saturdays The Leland Market has returned on the second Saturday of each month (May through August) in conjunction with the Leland Friends of the Library Book Sale. Enjoy locally produced foods and crafts and pick up some reading material. The market is held from 10 am to 2 pm at Magnolia House on the Leland Municipal Campus (102 Town Hall Drive). Local growers are encouraged to participate, and for the first time ever, the Leland Market will be allowing arts and crafts vendors. Information: www.TownofLeland.com/ParksAndRec

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SECU Hospice House of Brunswick Open House Sunday, June 24 The public is invited to a community open house for the new SECU Hospice House of Brunswick on June 24 from 1 to 4 pm. The new Care Center is located at 955 Mercy Lane SE, Bolivia (off Old Ocean Highway, just down from the new hospital). The open house will feature tours of the facility, refreshments, music and more. Come celebrate the future of Hospice care in Brunswick County. Information: (910) 523-2770

Second and fourth Wednesdays Learn how to cut your grocery bill by 50 percent or more in this informative couponing workshop. The event takes place at the Leland Classroom Annex (102 Town Hall Drive) at 6 pm every second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Attendees learn the basics of couponing, where to find coupons, rules of saving in the grocery store, coupon organization, grocery store policies, stockpiling, budgeting and the use of online databases to assist with couponing. Each participant receives a coupon guidebook and $30 worth of coupons to get started. Space is limited. Information/Registration: (910) 332-4823

Raise the Roof Luxe Luau Friday, June 22 The Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry (WARM) will host the Raise the Roof Luxe Luau on from 7 to 10 pm at the Country Club of Landfall. The event will raise funds to help repair 10 roofs for low-income families in the area. Put on your favorite elegant island wear and enjoy music by Da Howlies, drinks with tiny umbrellas, and an auction with trips, event tickets, children’s birthday parties and gifts, jewelry and more. Tickets start at $75. Sponsorship levels start at $250. Information: www.WARMRaiseTheRoof.org

Concerts on the Coast Second and fourth Thursdays For the fourth year, Brunswick County Parks and Recreation is sponsoring this free outdoor concert series, bringing some of the Southeast’s best beach and party bands. Concerts are held on the second and fourth Thursdays throughout the summer from 6:30 to 8 pm. Bring your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and dancing shoes. Alcohol is not permitted on town property. This series is brought to you with help from Brunswick County Parks and Recreation. To see the lineup of bands, visit the website below. Information: TownofLeland.com/ParksandRec

Battleship Blast Wednesday, July 4 The 16th annual Battleship Blast will feature a spectacularly choreographed Fourth of July fireworks display over the Battleship North Carolina. View this spectacular event from historic downtown Wilmington. The Battleship closes at 6 pm on July 4. Information: (910) 251-5797 Summer 2012

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Music in the Courtyard: Benny Hill Jazz

Kids Making It Hippie Ball

Thursday, July 5

Saturday, July 28

Continue your July 4 celebration with saxophonist Benny Hill performing a range of jazz music at Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington. The concert will take place on Thursday, July 5 from 7 to 8:15 pm. The museum’s Cafe johnnie will have refreshments and food for purchase. Admission is $5 for CAM members and students and $10 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased from the Cameron Art Museum website.

Kids Making It, a local nonprofit organization that focuses on woodworking mentoring programs for at-risk youth, will be hosting a gala Hippie Ball from 6 to 11 pm at Brooklyn Arts Center in downtown Wilmington. Dust off your best flower power clothes, wear that Peace Sign proudly, and enjoy an evening of great food, drinks and ’60s music. Tickets are $50, and all proceeds benefit Kids Making it.

Information: www.cameronartmuseum.com

Information: Bonnie Gaynor, (910) 763-6001

Classic Clue Mystery Dinner Theatre

Music in the Courtyard: Elijah’s Best

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Thursday, August 2

Enjoy an evening of mystery, murder and mayhem during CLUE! An Interactive Mystery Dinner Theatre. Middle of the Island Catering will provide delicious low-country cooking while a team of talented actors from Wilmington’s Comedy and Mystery Dinner Theatre and Porch Theatre Company bring you along for a wild murder mystery you won’t soon forget. The event will take place at the Brooklyn Arts Center in Wilmington. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the show starts at 7 pm. Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 the day of the event.

Elijah’s Best showcases a range of music, including soul, R&B, rock, beach, jazz, blues and country. Come on out to the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington on August 2 from 7 to 8:15 pm to hear great music and enjoy refreshments provided by Cafe johnnie. Tickets are $5 for CAM members and students and $10 for non-members. Purchase tickets through the Cameron Art Museum website.

Information: (910) 232-6611, www.brooklynartsnc.com, www.porchtheatre.com

Cape Fear Skies at Cape Fear Museum Third Sundays Cape Fear Skies offers your family a realistic planetarium experience on the third Sunday of each month at Cape Fear Museum. Venture into outer space as you listen to mythical tales and explore stars, planets, moons and more. Admission is free for members or with museum admission. Parental supervision is required.

Information: www.cameronartmuseum.com

Mud Day! Friday, August 10 and Saturday, August 11 Head down to the Children’s Museum of Wilmington for a weekend of messy fun for the whole family. On Friday, August 10 and Saturday, August 11 from 9 am to 2 pm, guests can make mud pies, try a mud mask, create a Mud Cloth painting and explore “Magic Mud,” a substance with properties of both a liquid and a solid at the same time. Wear a bathing suit or old clothing and be sure to bring a towel and change of clothes. Information: (910) 254-3534

Information: www.capefearmuseum.com

Cape Fear Blues Festival Friday, July 27 to Sunday, July 29

Brunswick County Intercultural Festival Saturday, September 8

The Cape Fear Blues Society will be sponsoring the 11th annual Cape Fear Blues Festival. Blues fans are invited from far and wide to participate in this year’s events, which include the Cape Fear Blues Cruise on the Henrietta III, live blues shows at local clubs, a blues workshop, the All-Day Blues Jam, and a Guitar Giveaway.

The ninth annual Brunswick County Intercultural Festival will take place on September 8 at the Brunswick Community College main campus from 10 am to 4 pm. The festival will feature performing artists, cultural displays and ethnic food sampling. Sponsors and vendors are needed. Vendor levels begin at $10, and sponsor levels begin at $100.

Information: (910) 350-8822, www.capefearblues.org

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Port City Java The Sweet Treat: Smoothies. Best known for their rich, strong coffee, Port City Java also offers a wide variety of all-fruit smoothies. These are the perfect post-workout treat, easy breakfast, or figure-friendly pick me up. If you are inclined to share, they are perfectly suited to little ones’ tastes and will help fill the gaps when they need a good serving of fruit. And, can I just say, yum?

My Top Pick: Hang 10 Smoothie. People, let me tell you, it is a little bit of heaven in a plastic cup. Featuring fresh pineapple, banana, orange, strawberry and a hint of coconut, this drink is tantalizing. The taste is tropical and light, with just enough sweetness to make it feel

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decadent and dessert-like. It is dense with fruit goodness, because PCJ uses no ice as filler in their smoothies, just pure fruit goodness. So are you out and about in the heat? Sitting in carpool? Headed to the pool to wear the kiddos out? Going grocery shopping and dreading the task? Running errands? Stop and pick up a Hang 10 Smoothie, and take a little bit of vacation with you. One taste and you are sitting beachside in Hawaii, with nowhere to go and nothing to do but enjoy the sunshine. Aloha.

Where to Find It: Port City Java, 511 Olde Waterford Way, Suite 100, Leland, (910) 383-2429; 1112 E. Cutlar Crossing, Suite 100, Leland, (910) 383-1238


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Cafe Sebastiano The Sweet Treat: Gelato. Just the word calls to mind creamy dreamy decadence. And Cafe Sebastiano has it to offer in abundance. On average they offer 14 choices of flavors every day, all made fresh in house. That’s right. Made fresh in house. Now if you have never had gelato, it is much different than ice cream. Made with only egg yolk, heavy cream, milk, and sugar, it much more dense and much less sugary than ice cream. There is a depth to gelato that cannot be found in other cream-based desserts. It is at once complicated and simple on the tongue but delightful all the same. And they have flavors for every taste — Nutella, panna cotta, canolli and pistachio, to name just a few. Are you drooling yet? Just me?

My Top Pick: The biggest seller by far is the Zabaione. With a distinctly Italian flavor, and hints of egg and sweetness, it is rich and complex. Cool, refreshing and decadent. So if you are out for date night, craving an authentic panini or just wanting to add a bit of decadence to an ordinary day, stop by Sebastiano and enjoy.

Where to Find It: Café Sebastiano 2029 Olde Regent Way, Suite 140 Waterford, Leland, (910) 523-5249

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Honeybees Frozen Yogurt This beautiful and spanking new little shop is sure to be a hit!

The Sweet Treat: Frozen yogurt. Frozen yogurt is, for me, a passion. It combines the creamy coolness of ice cream with a lower fat content, and in the case of Honeybees’, several no-sugar-added options as well. This is essential to anyone watching their sugars or anyone attempting to make better dessert choices. And it helps that Honeybees has absolutely delicious options for anyone.

My Top Pick: The blueberry no sugar added is phenomenal. It’s sweet and creamy with an authentic blueberry flavor, but with no artificially sweetened options. Topped with fresh strawberries it is a healthy and delicious choice. The regular yogurt options are fantastic as well. My daughter truly and emphatically enjoyed the vanilla topped with gummy bears, sprinkles and marshmallows.

Where to Find It: Honeybees Frozen Yogurt, 2013 Old Regent Way #220, Leland, (910) 409-7984.

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Burgers, Shakes and Fries One step into HWY 55 (formerly named Andy’s) and you feel like you have stepped into the ’50s. With its décor of black and white tile, cherry red booths and chrome chairs to complete the effect, it is charming and delightful to the eye. The food is typical American diner — burgers, hot dogs, chicken and fries. All are prepared at their open grill, and all are delicious. But who are we kidding? This mama is here to beat the heat with something sweet.

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The Sweet Treat: Old-fashioned custard

My Top Pick: HWY 55’s Brownie sundae. Made with their famous oldfashioned custard, it is a rich treat for the eyes and taste buds. Creamy, eggy custard, hot fudge, warm chewy brownie. And, of course, the whipped cream and cherry on top. All of it combined is, in a word, divine. It is a treat to be shared and enjoyed by everyone in the family — from toddlers to grandma. Whether you

are headed home from a hot day at the beach, or popping in after picking up necessities at Walmart, make sure to give the brownie sundae a whirl. You will be very glad you did!

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The biggest mover by far is the Red Velvet cake, so liberally frosted with cream cheese icing that the frosting is as thick as the cake itself. Cookies, brownies, gooey cake, chocolate-covered strawberries and a variety of Danish are just a few of the other delicacies to be had. The owner, Angel, makes everything in house.

parfait, part cake, part sweet cream. All of them, from the strawberry shortcake to the banana parfait, were beautiful and delicious. But my favorite by far was the Mango Kiwi Parfait. Delectable and tart kiwi, deep rich mango and sweet whipped cream are liberally laced with honey in this dreamy dessert. It is not to be missed. If you are in need of a birthday cake, warm crusty bread or a beautiful pastry, stop by Hannah’s and fall in love with this traditional gourmet bakery.

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Hannah’s Gourmet Bakery Set back from the road in a nondescript strip mall, you might be tempted to pass Hannah’s by in favor of picking up a cake or pastry at the local grocery store. Don’t. Trust me. This traditional bakery has a wide array of offerings, from crusty, freshbaked breads to a huge variety of cheesecakes. Inspired by her mother’s love for cooking and desire to own a bakery, Angel opened Hannah’s last November. Hannah herself passed away 20 years ago, but Angel still made her dream come true by opening her shop and giving it her beloved mother’s name. The story is almost as sweet as the cakes made from her mother’s recipes.

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Left: Store Manager Matt Nowlin and Division Director Cindy Phaby are excited about the new location of Lowes Foods at Brunswick Forest.

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Nowlin understands the grocery store business. His first job at age 16 was as a bagger at Lowes Foods in Mount Airy, his hometown. While he earned his degree in business from University of North Carolina at Wilmington, his summer jobs were at the same Surry County store. Upon graduation, Nowlin decided a career with the family-owned chain offered him valuable opportunities he didn’t want to pass up. Now, nine years

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later, he is manager of the new Lowes Foods at Brunswick Forest in Leland. “I learned to do everything in the store,” Nowlin says. “I enjoy doing it.” Three years ago Nowlin accepted the job as store manager at Lowes Foods on 82nd Parkway in Myrtle Beach. He and his wife, Kim, moved to Stoney Creek Plantation, and at the store’s Grand Opening in Leland on May 16, he was there to greet the people as store manager.


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He admits the most challenging part of his job is starting from scratch with new employees, the new store and the continued philosophy of the company. “We’re here to provide the best quality and service,” he says. “We look at the customers as family and treat them as family.” Nowlin, 31, praises the advancements the new store offers. They include lower shelves to give a clearer view of products; color-coded aisles to identify groups of selections; and fresh foods from fruits, vegetables and meats to seafood and bakery items. Shoppers on a tight schedule or with little time to spare can pick up cut vegetables, ready-made sandwiches, fried and roasted chicken, ready-to-heat potatoes and other quick and easy meal selections. Desserts, including gelato, are handy too. The store’s 43,971 square feet presents a clean, white look. Those in a hurry can check themselves out at one of the four self-check lanes. Those who can’t afford the time in the store can order online and pick their groceries up when they rush home – all for a nominal fee of $4.95. Nowlin says he and Kim, a fifth grade teacher at Town Creek Elementary School in Winnabow, use the online service regularly for themselves and their two-year-old son, Brody. “It’s a real convenience,” he says. The system saves a customer’s selections, so when they come back to order, they don’t have to search for their favorite items. He explains that the very first customer at the store said she’d be using the Lowes Foods To Go every week. Lowes buys local food and goods as often as possible. Founded in 1954, Lowes Foods employs 8,500 people and has

91 Lowes Foods in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Its parent company, Alex Lee, Inc., was founded in 1931 and based in Hickory. The store is friendly to the environment with its energysaving lighting, refrigeration and heating, and it uses recycled materials. About 2,000 people attended the Grand Opening of Lowes Foods, and by the end of the opening week about 8,000 people had come to the store. “I like the interaction with the people, both the customers and the employees,” Nowlin says. “We’re really in the people business. Anyone can sell groceries. We do our job as far as customer service. We listen to our customers and try to take care of them the best we can.” Nowlin intends to make the Leland Lowes Foods the best of all the stores by providing not just fresh, quality foods, but also personal, quality service.

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“We make them feel they’re at home with us,” he says. Cindy Phaby, a Brunswick Forest resident who also works for Lowes Foods, says the Lowes organization provides a tremendous amount of support at all levels of the company for its employees. “Communication at all levels is open and welcome,” she says. Phaby hails from Ahoskie. She’s been with the organization for 10 years. As division director, she provides support to 15 stores from Morehead City to Murrells Inlet, S.C. “Everybody that we know was here for the Grand Opening,” she says. “We got caught up with each other. It was exciting.” Phaby especially enjoys the contact with the customers and employees. She can sometimes be found bagging groceries to give her a chance to interact with the customers. 50

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“It gives me a chance to find out what [customers] think of the store,” she says. “I give help and problem solve.” The North Brunswick Lowes Foods has a perfect location and it’s been very well received. Nowlin enjoys the family concept of the store. “We always feel we’re appreciated,” he says. “Being run by a family helps that and it gets ingrained in you after a while.” Visible from U.S. 17, Lowes is situated at the Brunswick Forest complex. Lowes Foods, 1152 East Cutlar Crossing, Leland, (910) 371-5544; www.lowesfoods.com; open seven days from 7 am to 11 pm. n


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out to any beach and most waterways this summer and you’ll see a strange sight: people walking on water. No, it’s not a miracle. It’s a sport that in the last five years has spread across the region and the globe, bringing surfers, kayakers, whitewater rafters, nature enthusiasts and fitness buffs together with uncanny speed. The sport is standup paddleboarding. Or SUP to those in the know. From the shore, SUPing looks like a combination of longboard surfing and kayaking, and that’s no too far off. A standup paddleboarding is 30 to 36 inches wide and anywhere from 8 to 12 feet long. It has an ankle leash and fins on the bottom, much like a longboard, but you propel yourself with a paddle, more like a kayak. You can take a paddleboard almost anywhere you can take a kayak, from the waterway to the marsh to the ocean to inland waters like lakes, rivers and creeks.

“We have unbelievable access to the water here on the Cape Fear Coast,” says Chris LaCoe, owner of the Carolina Beach–based surf school, Odysea. “From Topsail [Island] all the way down to Calabash, there are thousands of miles of shoreline, marshes, creeks, bays and, of course, the Intracoastal Waterway to explore.” LaCoe, who came to SUP through surfing, says that interest in the sport has exploded. “I handle as many SUP lessons, trips and questions as I do for surfing,” LaCoe says. “That wasn’t the case not too long ago. People love this sport.” Climb on a paddleboard and you’ll find out why it’s so popular. From the top of a paddleboard, you have a different vantage point of the water and your surroundings. In the marsh, you can glide silently to the edge of the grass and watch, undisturbed, birds on the nest or hunting for periwinkles and crabs. When the water is clear and with the help of a good pair of polarized sunglasses, you’ll see schools of fish as they go by, and not just finger-sized baitfish, but flounder, red drum and some of their larger cousins. “SUP is a pretty easy sport to get the hang of,” LaCoe says. “We do many of our first-time classes in the Fort Fisher Basin where it’s shallow – only 3 to 4 feet – and where there’s little boat traffic. Oak Island has some great spots for learning to SUP and we do a fair number of classes there year round.” Ryan Meddock, co-owner of Wilmington’s Hook, Line and Paddle, has found a safe place for Brunswick Countians to try their hand at SUP – Brunswick Forest.

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“We do regular SUP events for residents in Brunswick Forest,” Meddock says. “We bring down a trailer of boards and let folks give them a shot right around the dock and kayak launch. My partner, Chris Tryon, leads residents on tours on Towne Creek that have become quite popular.” Meddock, LaCoe and Tony Silvagni (of Tony Silvagni Surf School in Carolina Beach) all agree on one thing: When SUP draws you in, you’re in it for life. “I’ve had students from [age] 10 to their upper 80s, and they’ve all loved it,” Silvagni says. “The reason they’ve been successful is because we make them feel comfortable on the land – teach them techniques for standing, paddling and falling – before they get in the water. Once they’re in the water, that’s it, they’re hooked.”

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• Take a lesson. Don’t underestimate the value of good instruction before you head out.

• Bring a PFD. The Coast Guard requires a PFD in some areas of water, and it’s also just a good idea in case you fall off, especially in deep water.

• Leave the phone, camera and keys on shore. Unless you have a good, proven waterproof case, leave the valuable electronics (and anything else you’d hate to see sink) on the shore. Most outfitters rent or sell cases and bags (like the DryCase) for cameras and phones.


READY TO SUP? Most of the SUP instructors and rentals are located in New Hanover County, but they will gladly come to Brunswick County for a day of group instruction and paddling. Odysea Chris LaCoe, owner 607 N. Lake Park Boulevard Carolina Beach (910) 458-7100 www.odyseasurf.com Lessons | Equipment | Tours Providing lessons, tours and all the equipment needed for a day of SUPing in Brunswick and New Hanover counties. Ryan Meddock | Chris Tryon Hook, Line and Paddle 435 Eastwood Road Wilmington (910) 792-6945 (877) 91-KAYAK www.hooklineandpaddle.com Hook, Line and Paddle has paddleboards (and kayaks) for sale and rent and offers lessons and tours in Brunswick and New Hanover counties. Tony Silvagni Tony Silvagni Surf School 308 S. Lake Park Boulevard Carolina Beach (910) 232-1592 www.surfschoolnc.com SUP (surfboard and body board) lessons, trips and rentals in Brunswick and New Hanover counties. If you’re feeling adventurous, Silvagni also gives paddle-surfing lessons. Coastal Urge 12B Maritime Way Bald Head Island (800) 383-4443 www.rentals.coastalurge.com Located in the marina on Bald Head Island, they rent equipment on an hourly, daily and weekly basis; give lessons; conduct tours; and sell SUP boards and equipment.

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• Get a feel for the board in calm water before hitting the surf. SUP is easy on flat water, but waves add a whole new dimension. Prepare to get wet when you hit the ocean for the first time.

• Wear a good pair of polarized sunglasses. Polarized sunglasses let you see through the glare on the water and protect your eyes.

• Try before you buy. Paddleboards are expensive ($600 for intro boards, $2,000+ for racing and expedition boards), so rent boards a few times to see if you love SUP and want to invest in your own board and paddle.

• Don’t be afraid to fall. It’s only water and you’re only falling over into it. The worst thing it hurts is your pride.

• Apply sunscreen generously. Of course you’ll put sunscreen on the obvious parts – your nose, ears and shoulders – but don’t forget your feet and all the parts that will be hit by the sun’s reflection – under your nose, your jaw line and neck, among other places.

• Have fun.

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Director of Instruction, Magnolia Golf Academy Matt Gordon Junior (Summer) Camps waterways around the beach offer some great spots for SUP, but for beginner and experienced SUPers, Brunswick County has some waterways that are worthy of exploring. Bald Head Island — Coastal Urge rents SUP equipment for on-your-own exploration, provides lessons and takes guided tours on paddles of the marsh creeks and bays surrounding the island. Southport, Oak Island or St. James — Head into the Intracoastal Waterway and explore the shores and marsh creeks between the mainland and Oak Island. Dutchman’s Creek and the Caswell Basin are good spots to paddle. Towne Creek (accessible at Brunswick Nature Park and via Rice Creek) — It offers a view of a changing blackwater creek and it flows toward the ocean. Take it from its inland roots out to the Cape Fear River (11-plus miles; it’s an all-day trip) and see how Brunswick County’s landscape changes from coastal forest to marsh and river. Rice Creek — This gateway to Towne Creek is another blackwater creek surrounded by towering trees. Access Rice Creek from the Wildlife Ramp off Governor’s Road in Winnabow. Near Leland — Explore the Brunswick River and the network of marsh creeks between the Brunswick and Cape Fear rivers. n

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The North Brunswick Cup Golf for Serious Golfers STORY BY Bryan Stange PHOTOGRAPHY BY Wendy Hunt

For Top: The visiting team, Cape Fear National. Middle: Jim Gibbons, Bob Axelrod, Rick Puckett & Bill James Bottom: Dan Fogarty & Doug Allen

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the average golfer, the warm days of spring motivate players to haul their clubs out of the utility shed, dust them off and head out to the driving range. It’s golf tournament season once again. The golf professionals’ phones ring off the hook as players race to iron out wicked slices and short games whose consistency could be more accurately compared to a dice game. Each course in the greater Cape Fear region holds a few or even dozens of tournaments each spring. The majority of tournaments are a scramble format, also known as “Captain’s Choice,” where players are grouped into two to four man


Top left: Rick Sawicky Top right: Bob Ward, Rick Sawicky, Glenn Hirt & Bill Banderploeg Bottom: The home team, Magnolia Greens.

teams. Each player hits every shot, but the team only plays the best of those four shots on each stroke. Typically, with these tournaments, there are just a few teams who are really competing to win the tournament. For the vast majority of the participants, the goal of these tournaments is to just perform well enough to not embarrass one’s self in front of one’s friends. If the ball finds the woods or the pond a few times, it’s usually just fine, as there are three more shots to bail you out. But what about the players who don’t have to dust off their clubs — whose clubs never saw the utility shed over the winter? What

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meetings each month in order to line up a tournament that will continue on for years to come. The tournament is selective. Players cannot just decide they want to play, pay their entry fee and show up to compete. Players have to go through a qualifying process, where they have to post four qualifying scores. The lowest 20 players from each club make the cut. “We decided on 20 this year because that’s about what we thought we would be able to get and have a good tournament,” says Magnolia Greens Head Golf Professional Rick Ferrell. “Magnolia Greens is an older course, so we had more than 20 who were interested in playing. I’m sure this will grow. We will probably have around 24 next year.” “The idea came from watching TV,” says John Jenkins, one of the tournament’s organizers. The tournament is modeled after the Ryder Cup. The Ryder Cup is a biennial competition between golfers from Europe and golfers from the United States, with the best players from each group selected to compete. The course location is alternated between courses in the United States and courses in Europe. “This (matching Cape Fear National against Magnolia Greens) seemed natural,” says Ferrell. “We are close in proximity, and we thought it would be a natural, good-natured rivalry.” Starting on Thursday night, May 18, all the players gathered at the clubhouse of the hosting course (which was Magnolia Greens this year) for the main event: the pairings. Teams were announced, followed immediately by heckling and good-natured trash talking. Just like the Ryder Cup, the North Brunswick Cup features a series of match play competitions (in match play, the total

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“PLAYING baseball is not real life. It’s a fantasy world…It’s a dream come true.” – Dale Murphy Every morning when David Robinson unlocks the door to Club Batter Up, he’s doing more than just coming to work; he’s stepping into a fantasy world where his passion of 40 years – baseball – reigns. In here, he’s surrounded by the crack of bat on ball and the smell of oiled leather gloves. In here, he gets to indulge his excitement for baseball, coaching players young and old. In here, he’s giving kids in the greater Leland area a safe place to practice the sport they love and get to know other baseball-loving youth. “Baseball, well, it’s what I love, that’s for sure,” Robinson says. “Look around and you can see that.” Around him are 14,000 square feet of batting cages; three sophisticated pitching machines that show video projections of pro pitchers and mimic their release points (so batters get a feel for live hitting situations); four stations for individualized batting instructions; two full lanes of live pitch and hit practice; one pitching lane complete with a radar speed detector; and racks of bats, gloves and other baseball equipment. It’s a baseball (or softball)

Above: At Club Batter Up in Leland, David Robinson (middle row, far right) gets to share his love of baseball with players young and old.

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This page: Top, middle and above: Batter Up features batting cages, pitching machines, video projectors, pitching practice stations, radar speed detectors and more. Right: Robinson is the pitcher and manager of the 45+ Stingrays team as well as the founder and chairman of the Coastal Men’s Baseball League.

“We moved in about a year ago and the response has been great,” he says. “We have about 75 members ranging in age from 6 to 50 plus, plus [baseball and softball] teams that stop by once or twice a season for coaching tips.” Baseball fundamentals aren’t the only things Robinson teaches at Club Batter Up. Teamwork. Morals. Self-assurance. Positivity. They all have a place in the lessons he and his coaches deliver on a daily basis. “I want every kid and adult who comes through that door to know there’s something different about this place,” he says. “We have high standards but we have fun. We speak kindly to one another and only offer Summer 2012

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This page: Robinson’s lifelong love of baseball has led from playing to training kids to collecting memorabilia.

criticism, advice and coaching out of love and respect for each other. We do this in the batting cages and in our rec area so the children learn to be good people in any situation.” To this end, Robinson has Movie Night once a month. It’s generally for kids, though a few adults have been known to hang around, and it’s intended to do two things: to give kids a chance to socialize and be with other kids and to give the parents a night off. “The kids vote for a movie on our website, then we take about 30 reservations — it’s first come, first served — and order pizza, make popcorn and give them a fun evening in a safe environment.” 70

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Robinson reinforces these life lessons by living his life the way he encourages his club members to live their lives. “It’s simple, really. I’m a Christian and I live by the credo I have on the wall over there,” he says, pointing to a banner hung high on one wall. It reads: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13.” “Now I don’t preach through words, though I’ll certainly have a talk about faith if you want, but I preach through my actions,” says Robinson. “You won’t find my coaches or me using foul language, losing our tempers or acting unseemly in any way. It’s something we can be proud of and it’s something that rubs off both on our kids and parents.” On the opening day of the Coastal Men’s Baseball League (of which Robinson is a founder and currently acts as the chairman) in Myrtle Beach in April 2012, Robinson’s team — the Stingrays — fielded two teams. Serving as their batboys were kids from his youth team. He knew the men on his 45 and older team wouldn’t have a problem minding their manners in the dugout with kids around, but he did have some concerns about his younger 18 to 30-year-old team. “I remember how young men, especially young athletes in the middle of a game, can forget to mind their manners — I was there once, too — but with [the coaches and me] leading by example, they kept their cool and in turn taught lessons in poise and sportsmanship to our youngest players,” he says. “It was a proud moment.” The Stingrays are Robinson’s second baby. He’s the owner of the franchise as well as the pitcher and manager for the 45+ Stingrays, and it keeps him busy. Each season he fields six squads. The Lady Stingrays 14 and under softball team; youth Stingray’s teams for 16 and under and 11 and under; and three men’s competitive league Stingrays – 18 to 30, 31 to 44 and 45 and older.

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“We had our opening weekend in Myrtle Beach, but we play around Leland and Wilmington, mostly,” he says. “Several of the schools in the area let us use their fields, which are really great facilities, but it’d sure be nice to see that stadium built in Wilmington, or, better yet, build it in Leland if they can’t get it going.” He’s referring to the possibility of the Atlanta Braves relocating a AAA ball club in Wilmington for the 2014 season. It would require a stadium to be built, but that’s expensive, in the $30-40 million range. Currently the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County are looking at the financials and potential impact of building the stadium and seeing a team in the Cape Fear region. “If we had that stadium in Leland, man it would promote some growth in the area, growth we haven’t seen in a few years,” Robinson says. “Think of the hotels and restaurants we’d need to accommodate 10,000 fans for every game of the season. The potential impact is huge.” For the Coastal Men’s Baseball League’s opener in Myrtle Beach, nearly 1,000 people — from players to family to

friends to fans — traveled to Myrtle Beach, spending the night there, eating several meals and shopping in the stores. That comes out to a hefty contribution to Myrtle Beach’s economy and tax base. “Imagine if we had that stadium here or if Wilmington had it,” Robinson says. “We’d have spent that money at home. We’d have rented fields and visited restaurants and kept that money local. If we had a stadium here, we could host other competitive baseball leagues, softball leagues and youth leagues, bringing in visitors from all around. Visitors who need hotels and food and baseball. I hope the stadium becomes a reality, here or across the river.” Robinson leans on the counter at Club Batter Up. Beneath the glass top are dozens of baseball cards of players he knows or admires. “I love baseball,” he says. “That’s why I built this business. I want to teach kids to love this sport the way I do. I want to give them a shot at going on to play college ball and even major league ball. I want these boys and girls to leave here stronger players and stronger people.” n

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been several years, but do you remember when real estate stories dominated the news? Not those negative doom-and-gloom stories from 2009, but the ones from 2006 about new communities, new commercial developments and new opportunities. They may seem like a distant memory, but those stories are back. Across the Cape Fear region, and especially northern Brunswick County, a second real estate boom is gaining momentum. But instead of drawing new residents into homes and developments, it’s drawing them out in search of office space or a storefront for their boutique. Fortunately for these budding entrepreneurs, work-from-home parents and businesses looking to grow, there’s no shortage of available office and commercial space in Brunswick County. “We’ve seen quite an uptick in leases and an interest in office and commercial units lately,” says Hank Adams, a broker with Coldwell Banker SunCoast Partners. “And not just here in Brunswick County. All across the region.” Adams represents a number of properties throughout Brunswick and New Hanover counties, including Magnolia Village and nearby Cross Creek Commons. Between those two properties, Adams has a mix of small offices, raw retail

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Above: Willard Buffkin at Food Lion in the Leland Plaza Shopping Center. Right: James Davis and Jeff Williams in front of Waterford Station.

space and move-in-ready office suites, all in the growing commercial heart of Leland. “The area between Waterford and Magnolia has grown so much these last five years and it’s poised to grow even more as the economy improves,” he says. An area poised for even greater growth is Brunswick Forest. As the community celebrates its five-year anniversary in 2012, the long-awaited development along U.S. 17 (that was put on hold as the economy shrank) welcomed Lowes Foods and several other merchants. Brandy Marshall, Brunswick Forest Marketing Coordinator, reports that the units surrounding Lowes Foods

are completely leased and added that the developer may soon roll into production on another building along the highway. The units at Brunswick Forest are all retail and restaurant space, more ideal for an accountant or sandwich shop than an office. For offices, Adams’ Cross Creek and Magnolia Village units represent much of what’s available. “The sweet spot for offices seems to be between 500 and 700 square feet,” he says. “A lot of those have been rented, and the properties I’m brokering are a little larger but still ideal for a small office.” In Magnolia Village, Adams had five units available, ranging from 400 to 1,200 square feet. Two of these office units recently Summer 2012

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leased leaving only two small units and one larger 1200 SF space available. — Adams calls “ideal for retail.” Across the street at Cross Creek Commons, several of the units Adams has available are better suited for small, oneperson businesses. “These offices range from 150 to 300 square feet and share a conference area and break room,” he says. “The lease includes all utilities. With prices between $400 and $600 a month, we don’t anticipate they’ll be on the market long.” The $400 to $600 range seems to be the most desirable price for offices this size. A search on craigslist.org’s “office/ commercial” listings for “Leland” brings up a handful of listings for office space, including an office located near the police station and a listing for a 1,200-square-foot retail and commercial space in the Leland Plaza Shopping Center. “I don’t just have one 1,200-square-foot retail space [in the Leland Plaza Shopping Center], I have two,” says Willard Buffkin. Both units supported restaurants in the past — Subway and Domino’s Pizza — but were vacated after the franchises’ respective territories began to overlap with other stores.

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Currently, the Leland Plaza Shopping Center is the home to Food Lion, Dollar General, Andy’s Cheesesteaks, Jade Garden, TRO Tobacco, Gentle Nail and Encore Dance Center. “[Domino’s and Subway] did well there,” Buffkin says. “I think another restaurant — maybe an Italian place — would kill it there. If you didn’t want a restaurant there, how about a salon. There’s no upscale salon in Leland, and we certainly have the client base here for a business like that. ” Buffkin believes a salon, or even boutique retail shop, would do well in the space, partially because of the reception he got in the weeks leading up to the May 2012 opening of Lucky Spin Laundromat. Lucky Spin Laundromat combines a Laundromat’s services with a sports arcade. As he explains it: “Lucky Spin is part sports arcade and games, part Laundromat and part bar and grill.” It’s an odd concept for Leland, he admits, but one he jokes will “really shake things up at home when husbands across the county are volunteering to do laundry at Lucky Spin so they can wash, grab a drink and watch the race.” The mid-May 2012 opening of Lucky Spin Laundromat and the increasing buzz for commercial real estate are signs of an improving economy. Brunswick County, like the pre-real estate bubble Brunswick County, is a positive environment for building a stronger real-estate base. Ken Wygle, leasing executive with Weingarten Realty, says, 78

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“The growth potential is still very strong in Brunswick [County] and the future looks promising.” With the commercial real estate market growing, Wygle says, “The future continues to look promising, and as the housing market firms and the credit markets loosen, we’ll see faster, but stronger, growth in the economy.” Wygle represents Waterford Village, the commercial development at the entrance to Waterford, which is anchored by Harris Teeter. Currently, four retail spaces, ranging in size from 1,420 square feet to 4,280 square feet, as well as parcels totaling more than 12.5 acres are also available. Across Old Waterford Way, Don Harley of Harley & Associates has nearly 12,000 square feet of retail space

and 11,000 square foot of second-floor office space ready to lease. “We have retail, professional office and medical space for lease,” Harley says. “In the last few months, I’ve seen retail activity increase threefold and I’ve completed several retail leases.” He attributes the increase in activity to the growth of the area combined with the onset of the economic downturn. The two forces combined to

result in a large population that is underserved by the businesses they want and need. In addition, he says rental rates are at “2003 levels.” With a growing number of professionals working from home and a number of retirees working part time in consultancies or second careers, the desire for office space has been high. Harley has had his share of requests for information on offices. “Right now we have two big spaces — 2,568 square feet, formerly Wells Fargo Mortgage, and 1,507 square feet — ready to go as offices,” he says. “We also have a large unfinished office space with an upfit allowance.” Waterford Station, located at the entrance to Waterford of the Carolinas, has more than 15,000 square feet of office and flex space, including furnished and unfurnished offices, much of which is available for sale and lease. Many of the spaces are perfect for one-two person offices and fit in the size and pricepoint sweetspot similar to that of Cross Creek Commons. The spaces at Waterford Station are ideal for retail, as more than 30,000 cars pass by it every day. Convenient to downtown Wilmington (only five minutes away), the right businesses could draw customers across the bridge and into Leland, further growing the demand for businesses in the community. There is office space (and retail space and industrial space) available in Leland, so, take heart entrepreneurs — your space is out there waiting. n


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Life through the Lens

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enjoy my photography. I will carry a camera with me knowing I can find a great picture anywhere.” Through an online photo sharing site called Blipfoto.com, Alexander has the exciting opportunity to share some of her favorite moments within a community of fellow shutterbugs. Amid this global web community, members (who range from pros to beginners) create their own personal photo journal, chronicling their lives through photography. Membership to the site is free, but additional features can be accessed through “full membership,” which requires an annual fee. According to the website, full memberships fund the site in its entirety, allowing for a completely ad-free space to share life’s precious moments. A popular activity on the site, the “365 project” encourages members to take one photo a day for an entire year. For Alexander, this has been a great way to sharpen her skills and share her favorite aspects of life in coastal North Carolina. “I was excited to begin my journey of taking a picture daily and see how it would be accepted,” she says. “Three hundred and sixty-five photos later, I feel my camera skills have improved.” It’s no secret that social media has become a staple of communication in our modern world. At the push of a button we can share information, make friends, market our businesses and instantly connect. As major sites like Facebook and Twitter continue to pave the way for other social media outlets, it’s no wonder the photo-sharing community quickly found its niche.

This page: Through Blipfoto.com, Alexander embarked on a project to post one photo a day.

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While many readers may be familiar with similar sites such as Picasa or Flickr, Blipfoto is an up-and-comer from the United Kingdom. It began as a personal photo diary for creator Joe Tree in October 2004. Blipfoto now encourages others to make and share their own photo stories. The simple, streamlined interface is fairly easy to navigate, and signing up and activating a journal takes mere minutes. According to the site, the Blipfoto community is grounded in sharing mutual respect among its members, helping people find like-minded photographers, and encouraging positive feedback. For Alexander, it’s this community aspect that makes the site so meaningful. “Blipfoto encourages me to shoot a picture each day and the comments I receive are valuable,” she says. Out of the hundreds of images Alexander takes in a typical day, she selects only one to post to her online photo journal.

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I was excited to begin my journey of taking a picture daily and see how it would be accepted. Choosing the one she loves most can be a challenge. “I take a few hundred pictures a day and delete most,” she says. “When I finally take a ‘perfect’ shot’, I celebrate. Every photo I take I love.” When it comes to her favorite subjects, Alexander says capturing photos of animals and local wildlife top the list, with native Southern flowers not far behind. “One day I got a perfect shot of an alligator with a bullfrog hanging out of his mouth,” says Alexander. “The water birds in North Carolina are another favorite, and flowers in the South are more beautiful than I’ve ever seen.” An attractive feature of photo-sharing sites like Blipfoto is the ability to see life through another person’s eyes — or rather, through their lens. Although alligators and azaleas may be a common sight to many of us, they would be a rarity for folks living in Ohio or Great Britain. Likewise, the everyday lives of an Englishman or Midwesterner could seem intriguing to those of us living along the Cape Fear.

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“I like spending time looking at the pictures from countries I may never visit such as Philippines, Ireland, Britain, Europe,” says Alexander. “Using Blipfoto I get to watch the seasons change around the world, follow world events, and read a wide variety of opinions about photography.” In addition to staying abreast of global events and vicariously visiting far-off places, Alexander also enjoys keeping up with her friends and family through photos. Otherwise, Alexander spends her days enjoying the perks of retirement, exploring the area and taking beautiful photos along the way. In addition to her Blipfoto journal, she also visits other photo sharing sites to find inspiration. “I like to learn a new perspective of seeing a subject,” says Alexander. “I try out unique ways to take a picture, such as through an empty wine glass with the

sunset behind it. I try different angles, subjects and colors in my photos.” Alexander’s other activities include contributing articles and photos to her neighborhood magazine and being an active member of the Cape Fear Camera Club. After retiring from the finance department of a major corporation in Maryland, Alexander made the move to Leland and happily settled in Brunswick Forest, where her life and photography has grown. “Brunswick Forest in Leland is just what we were looking for in a community,” says Alexander. “My life here is full of new friends and many adventures.” For Alexander, photography is more than just a pastime. Through this captivating medium, she’s learned a thing or two about life and about herself. “I’ve learned that people are friendly and will always pose or allow me to take a picture of them,” she says.

“People with tattoos will show them to me with pride … I receive great feedback that helps me learn and improve my skills. I have a hobby that lifts my spirits.” When it comes to the notion of sharing photos, Alexander is certainly a proponent. Through her words, it’s clear to see that taking a picture is only one aspect of her hobby. Sharing her pictures, whether through sites like Blipfoto or in person, adds a whole new element to the experience. “Go out and take a picture, share it with others,” she advises. “The camera can make the common view appear extraordinary and is an instrument that can show a different view of the world.” For more information: Blipfoto: www.blipfoto.com Cape Fear Camera Club: www.capefearcameraclub.com n

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Morgan Internal Medicine

Business Profile BY Steph Medeiros

M

organ Internal Medicine is a group of dedicated healthcare professionals who are committed to providing excellent care to

the citizens of North Brunswick County. Located in the Brunswick Forest community, Morgan Internal Medicine proudly offers quality care with convenience. Morgan Internal Medicine (MIM) aims to provide a pleasant healthcare experience by combining good customer service with well-coordinated patient care and excellent internal medicine practices. Internal medicine refers to the practice of preventing and treating adult disease. Doctors of internal medicine, also referred to as internists (not to be confused with interns, who are in their first year of residency training) can offer a wide variety of services, since their training covers a broad scope of healthcare practices. Since 2006 MIM founder Dr. Alan Morgan, MD has been treating patients through a comprehensive selection of healthcare services. In CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

2010 Dr. Morgan joined forces with the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Physician Group and has been continuing his efforts to provide excellent medical care through some of following services:

• Primary care

• Well care checks and physicals, including pap smears, prostate exams and PSA screenings

• Care and management of chronic illnesses, including diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, asthma and arthritis

• Treatment of acute illnesses and injuries

• Immunizations

• EKGs

• Pulmonary function testing

• Lab testing, including blood tests, urinalysis, pregnancy testing and strep and flu screening

• Preventative healthcare and counseling

• Smoking cessation

• Pre-operative cardiovascular evaluation and consultation

services,” she adds, referring to NHRMC Health & Diagnostics, which

• Skin lesion removal and cryotherapy

is conveniently located within the same building.

• Urgent care Along with his team of highly trained and experienced associates,

Nicole Charkoudian, MD recently joined Morgan Internal Medicine. the community continues to grow, the need for comprehensive internal medicine seems to have grown with it. “The community is growing and we are seeing an increase in patient care and needs,” says Audrey Wright, site manager. “Patients particularly like having easy access to us and diagnostic

With diagnostic services so easily available, many patients can have any needed testing done during the same visit, eliminating the need

Dr. Morgan promotes a “team approach” to managing his patients’

to drive across town or into Wilmington. NHRMC Health & Diagnostics

health. According to their website, “our practitioners get to know

provides Morgan Internal Medicine patients convenient access to high

each person, listen carefully and work together closely so they can

quality lab and imaging services. Ultrasound, CT scan, mobile MRI and

stay aware of changes that may require follow up and help coordinate

X-ray are just a few of the diagnostic services they provide.

care with specialists when needed.” This collaborative mindset, combined with the convenience of their location, has attracted a growing number of patients to MIM. And as 88

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Business Profile

Connected Home, Inc.

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erving Leland and the surrounding area, Connected Home, Inc. is

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proud to offer home audio and video services at competitive

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prices. Whether you want to bring the big-screen experience right to

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your living room or you’re ready to upgrade your outdated surround-

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ago and brings more than eight years experience in the industry. Today,

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showcase a theater

and video needs. Specializing in surround-sound and home-theater

room with 120-inch

installation, Connected Home also provides thorough automation

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panels or with the convenience of your iPad or smart phone. In addition to their specialized services, Connected Home also offers a variety of products, featuring several name brands such as Samsung, RTI, Martin Logan, and Sunfire. With such a range of services and products, Connected Home, Inc. has something to suit just about any taste and budget.

For more information and to get updates on the showroom opening, check out their Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ connectedhomeinc) or visit their website (www.connectedhomenc.com) to sign up for their monthly newsletter. Connected Home: (910) 233-2915; 473 Olde Waterford Way, Suite 117, Belville; www.connectedhomenc.com

Brunswick Urology Partners Opens in Shallotte

W

ith nearly 20 years of urology experience, John J. Smith, III,

MD, recently opened Brunswick Urology Partners in Shallotte.

Partners is accepting new patients at the

conditions — from simple incontinence concerns to complicated

office at 5145 Sellers

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microwave and laser treatment for enlarged prostate, vasectomies and vaginal sling surgery. Dr. Smith is board-certified in urology. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and completed his residency at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass. He also has a master’s degree in physiology. 90

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Brunswick Urology

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Dr. Smith is on the medical staff at Brunswick Novant Medical

Business Profile

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stereo, HVAC, lighting and security system from touch-screen wall

Connected Home’s new showroom on Olde Waterford Way in Belville will open in July.

Brunswick Urology Partners: (910) 754-2708; 5145 Sellers Street, Shallotte

John J. Smith III, MD, is accepting new patients at Brunswick Urology Partners in Shallotte.


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2nd Annual Leland Area Rotary Golf Tournament

Vicki Labelle & Lori Layne

The Leland Area Rotary Club held its 2nd Annual Golf Tournament at Cape Fear National Golf Club on April 19, 2012. The Tournament raised about $6800 for the local club, which donates to local charities and organizations throughout the Leland and Brunswick County areas. Photography by Keith Ketchum George Murray & Jon David

Barry Lape & Bob Throop

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Business After Hours at Cape Fear Consignments To celebrate its first anniversary, Cape Fear Consignments held a Business After Hours event in conjunction with the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce on May 3. More than 100 local business people and residents attended the event at 117 Village Road in Leland. Photography by Wendy Hunt Doris Sampson & Ann Glossl

Wendy Milligan & Logan Pate

Ray & Helen James

Betty Bodendorf & Alice Razzano

Chris Roberts & Noelle Hampton

Tina & Paul Rund

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Lynn Crawford & Andy Crawford

Kerry Kasotsky, Ken & Gina Scheiss

Bob & Collen Dionne

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Pave the Way for Healing The Brunswick Novant Medical Center Foundation is enhancing our ability to deliver remarkable medicine and compassionate care to residents of Brunswick County.

Bernie & Peggie Overton, Mary Jane Dyson & Brooke Dyson

Make a contribution by purchasing a commemorative brick paver to be placed on the campus of Brunswick Novant Medical Center. Your brick can be customized to include a personal message, celebrate a special occasion or honor a friend or loved one. Cost: $100 each. Bricks are 4” x 8” with room for your message of up to 60 characters.

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Dick & Shirley Dunply, Marlene & Arnold Owens

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faces & places

Business After Hours for Al Fulford Heating and Air

Al & Teresa Fulford, Christina Consalvo & Justin Fulford

Al Fulford Heating and Air held a Business After Hours event at “The Barn” outside the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce office on Poole Road on April 19. The Daniel Parrish Band played to more than 75 guests, who also enjoyed networking and prizes. Lee Ann Bolton, Mike Triggiano & Noelle Hampton

Jeff Harvell & David Fredrickson

Mark Koval & Peggy O’Leary

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Ribbon Cutting at Morgan Internal Medicine

Dr. Nicole Charkoudian, Dr. Alan Morgan, Eric Carter, PA-C & Site Manager Audrey Wright

Morgan Internal Medicine held a Ribbon Cutting on May 4 to celebrate their new membership in the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce and to welcome Nicole Charkoudian, MD, the newest member of their team. A catered lunch was served, and the doctors and staff of Morgan Internal Medicine mingled with members of the chamber to educate them on the services offered at the practice. Rita Sullivan, Mike Eakins & Noelle Hampton

Mary Anne Fairquist & Alice Razzano

Scott Reaves & Jamie Shoemaker

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Parade of Homes Association House Ribbon Cutting and Realtor Luncheon Stevens Fine Homes presented the first-ever Parade of Homes Association House Ribbon Cutting and Realtor Luncheon on May 1. The event, held at South Brook in Mallory Creek Plantation, featured catering by Middle of the Island and $2,000 in cash giveaways. Photography by Wendy Hunt Jennie Steele & Craig Stevens

Tom Craig & Susan Lawrence

Bill Sue, Doky Saffo & Ingrid Corbi

Renee Saffo & Jennie Steele

Chris Roberts, Wendy Melville & Jason Allen

Jessica Pirone & Emily Kuykendall

Jody Rawls & Jennifer Summers

Craig Stevens, Doky Saffo and Leland Mayor Brenda Bozeman cut the ribbon

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Bryan Sartin, Dana Fisher & James Shoemaker

Scott & Constance Reeves

Luke Laddell & Jimmy Hopkins

Rebecca Pirone & Brittany Higginbotham

Lori Saunders, Patrick Kelly, Kristen Freeman, Chantel Wujtow & Jennifer Summers


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Boy Scouts of America Leadership Breakfast at Magnolia Greens The inaugural Leadership Breakfast for the Leland area chapter of the Boy Scouts of America raised more than $9,000 to support local Scouting and assist in the growth and success of Scouting throughout Brunswick County. More than 50 people attended the event and enjoyed breakfast as well as fellowship with local business owners and residents. Brunswick County Judge Marion Warren was the speaker. Photography by Wendy Hunt Leane Bolton & Greg Miller

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George Allen & Wendy Turner

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Jonathan Britt & Marion Warren

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Laser Hair Removal and Skin Clinic................................................... 910-791-7500

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Leland Christian Academy...................................................................... 910-371-0688

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American Mini Storage............................................................................. 910-383-6500

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Leland Veterinary Hospital..................................................................... 910-371-3440

101

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Morgan Internal Medicine, PC.............................................................. 910-332-0241

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

Brunswick Forest Veterinary Hospital............................................ 910-777-2107 Brunswick Novant Medical Center.................................................... 910-721-1000

112 68, 105

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

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North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce................................... 910-383-0553

112

Brunswick Urgent Care............................................................................ 910-383-2182

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North Brunswick Chiropractic & Acupuncture......................... 910-371-1200

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Brunswick Urology Partners................................................................ 910-754-2708

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Cape Fear Dental Care.............................................................................. 910-371-5965

45

Ortho Wilmington........................................................................................ 910-332-3800

Capeside Animal Hospital....................................................................... 910-383-2100

76

Orthopaedic Specialists........................................................................... 910-371-3331

62

7

Carolinas Coastal Health, PC................................................................. 910-338-0588

40

PC Solutions..................................................................................................... 910-371-5999

89

Carolina Custom Grills............................................................................... 919-418-9965

111

Permanent Make Up by Teresa........................................................... 910-232-1001

89

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

48

Port City Java ................................................................................................ 910-383-2429

106

Coastal Day School...................................................................................... 910-383-3919

79

Precision Environmental, Inc................................................................ 910-763-3445

92

Coast Road Hearth & Patio..................................................................... 910-755-7611

87

Prestige Outdoor Lighting..................................................................... 910-612-1910

12

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

84

Quality Work .................................................................................................. 910-383-6558

84 73

Computer Warriors.................................................................................... 910-399-3797

92

Raymond James Financial Solutions, Inc...................................... 910-371-0366

Compass Pointe............................................................................................ 888-717-6468

17

Regina Drury & Associates – Century 21 Sweyer & Associates..... 910-232-4919

3

Connected Home......................................................................................... 910-233-2915

36, 90

Rhodes Law Offices, PLLC..................................................................... 910-383-3610

101

Cromshaw Chiropractic........................................................................... 910-371-2525

71

Riegelwood Federal Credit Union...................................................... 910-251-5354

89

DentalWorks.................................................................................................... 910-371-9490

109

RJB Tax Associates, LLC.......................................................................... 910-383-3001

26

Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center at BCC...................... 910-846-2348

92

Robert G. Merz, CPA, P.C......................................................................... 910-383-6644

40 102

Discovery Map of Brunswick County, NC...................................... 910-776-0047

58

Ruth’s Chris Steak House......................................................................... 910-343-1818

Eddie Lawler – Prudential Laney Real Estate............................. 910-617-5050

85

Scarless Vein Care by Dr. Kamran Goudarzi............................... 910-798-LEGS IFC

Edward Jones................................................................................................. 910-383-3797

43

Seidokan Karate............................................................................................ 910-371-3351

109

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

91

Shoe Center..................................................................................................... 843-272-6515

36

Family Medical at Waterford................................................................. 910-383-2550

96

Soothing Touch Therapeutic Massage........................................... 910-233-5615

111 103

20

South Brunswick Magazine.................................................................... 888-299-3309

First Bank........................................................................................................... 910-383-3955 IBC

Southeastern Healthcare........................................................................ 910-371-1000

25

Four Seasons Dry Cleaners................................................................... 910-371-6633

Splish Splash Dog Wash........................................................................... 910-399-3426

64 4, 5

Farm Bureau Insurance............................................................................ 910-371-2111

84

Franklin Rouse-State Farm Insurance............................................. 910-371-5446

43

Stevens Fine Homes................................................................................... 910-332-8501

Freedom Boat Club..................................................................................... 910-653-1307

92

Stone Garden.................................................................................................. 910-452-1619

87

Glen Meade Center for Women’s Health....................................... 910-763-9833

14

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

BC

Hannah’s Gourmet Bakery..................................................................... 910-371-0440

14

Hearthside Builders.................................................................................... 910-371-0304

15, 51

Sweet Nectar’s Florist............................................................................... 910-371-2224

107

Terri L. Andress, MBA............................................................................... 910-632-4944

20

HWY 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries........................................................ 910-371-2707

91

Tony’s N.Y. Pizza & Trattoria................................................................... 910-383-1300

109

HKS Remodeling and Construction.................................................. 910-790-0181

107

Troy Williamson – PrimeLending....................................................... 910-262-2613

43

Holmes Security Systems...................................................................... 910-793-4181

28

Trusst Builders............................................................................................... 910-371-0304

51

Honeybees Frozen Yogurt...................................................................... 910-859-7357

65

Turf Medic........................................................................................................ 910-409-3124

96

House of Wine and Cheese.................................................................... 910-383-2344

26

Tyler’s Cove at Mallory Creek Plantation....................................... 910-617-3081

76

Intracoastal Realty Corporation.......................................................... 800-533-1840

33

UPS Store.......................................................................................................... 910-383-1401

101

Jane Powell – Intracoastal Realty Corporation......................... 910-540-9713

43

Wall to Wall Cabinetry............................................................................... 910-686-4877

40

Jersey Mike’s.................................................................................................. 910-523-5300

48

Will Rogers – State Farm Insurance................................................. 910-755-7003

48

Josh London – State Farm Insurance.............................................. 910-383-1303

48

Wilmington Plastic Surgery................................................................... 910-509-7546

29

Kenneth R. Schiess, Financial Advisor............................................. 877-728-4720

20

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

36

Kristin Dowdy – State Farm Insurance........................................... 910-754-9923

48

Wine and Design........................................................................................... 910-313-2600

25

Langley’s Home Improvement & Construction........................ 910-431-6421

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