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44 Designing a Downtown

With Harrington Village, the Town of Leland hopes to create the walkable, urban destination the town has been missing. By Allison Barrett Carter

52 Southern Skaters

The Wilmington IceHawks prove that Northern kids aren’t the only ones who know their way around the ice and a puck. By Dean Blaine

60 In the wake of the flood

Communities came together after Hurricane Matthew, but the recovery is far from over and the needs are still great. By Allison Barrett Carter

69 Leland’s Business Boom

New businesses are popping up all over Leland, offering residents a greater range of services and products than ever. By Melissa Slaven Warren

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16 Publisher’s note By Justin Williams

18 NBM contributors

Meet the contributors to North Brunswick Magazine

20 Need to know

North Brunswick County Numbers & Info

25 What’s happening

Upcoming events you won’t want to miss

85 Departments

102 Faces & places

Business After Hours at First Bank; L.A. Open Golf Tournament at Compass Pointe; Family Promise Gala; Glitz, Glamour & Glow; Communities in Schools Gala

33 Southbound

What you’ll find in the Fall 2016 edition of our sister publication, South Brunswick Magazine.

113 What’s happened

35 Spirits

What’s been going on around town

Spiked Cheerwine By Sandi Grigg

119 Ad index

Our directory of advertisers

36 What’s cookin’

Crock-Pot Chicken and Dumplings By Sandi Grigg

120 Capture the moment

A contest for NBM readers. Photo by Donald Bernard

38 Across the cape fear

Marrying the season’s finest local brews and chews at Wilmington Brewing Company and PinPoint Restaurant. By Fanny Slater

29 Business buzz

Keeping up with the local business scene

85 What’s new

The new Brunswick Center at Leland will serve North Brunswick’s ever-expanding population of seniors. By Denice Patterson

89 Snippets

Happenings on the local scene

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JC Rowe, PK JDRF- Hope Gala, FUND A CURE Junior Achievement Spring Classic Karma Foundation Kids Making It, Inc. Landfall Foundation Leland Area Rotary Club - L.A. Golf Classic Leukemia & Lymphoma Regatta Cup Lower Cape Fear Historical Society Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter Lump To Laughter, Inc. Make-A-Wish Foundation March of Dimes Masonboro Island Preservation Morris Animal Foundation New Hanover County Schools New Hanover Partnership New Hanover Regional Medical Foundation NC Association of the Deaf NC Holiday Flotilla North Carolina Coastal Land Trust Oak Island Lions Club Paws4People, Inc Phoenix Employment Services Luncheon Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce Pleasure Island Soccer Association Port City Soccer Club Relay for Life Reel Housewives of Topsail Island Rotary of South Brunswick SMART START of New Hanover County Snipes Elementary Special Olympics Annual Fund Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce St. Marks Odyssey of the Mind Challenge Supper Optimist Club Wilmington Trinity Children Incorporated University of NC at Wilmington USO North Carolina, Inc - Golf Tournamnet Welcome Home Angel Whisper Foundation Willie Stargell Foundation Wilmington Central Rotary Club Wilmington Housing Authority Wilmington Women’s Club Wilmington Realtors Foundation Wrightsville Beach Fire Department Wrightsville Beach Foundation Wrightsville Beach Museum - 20th Lumina Wrightsville Beach Police Officer’s Ball Wrightsville United Methodist Church YWCA of the Lower Cape Fear Winter 2016-17

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Cultivating Change In case you haven’t noticed, big things are happening in Leland. From new apartment buildings and homes to new businesses and road work, the face of our once-small town is changing. In this issue, Melissa Slaven Warren introduces nine of the new businesses that set up shop in Leland in 2016. It’s an interesting mix of businesses and people, and we’re excited that they are taking a chance on Leland. Even bigger changes are in the works, too. Turn to page 44 to read about Harrington Village, a retail and apartment development many foresee as being the walkable downtown area are that Leland so desperately needs. Allison Barrett Carter sat down with developer D Logan and Town of Leland Economic and Community Development Director Gary Vidmar to learn about this large-scale project and how it will fit into the town. We also have timely stories about Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts, the new Brunswick Center at Leland for seniors, which opens in February, and ice hockey in the South with the Wilmington IceHawks. 16

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Contributors

Joe Cipalla

Account Executive

As a resident of Leland since 2007, I have really seen the growth of Brunswick County. I’m originally from the frozen tundra of Erie, Pa., so of course I love the weather and the beaches of Brunswick County, and I also love the people. I am a proud father of four children with my beautiful wife of 14 years. When I am not working I can be found spending time with my family or coaching baseball and basketball with the youth here in Leland. I also have passions for cooking, camping, fishing and just about all sports. I’m happy to be selling advertising for Carolina Marketing Company. With more than 15 years of direct sales experience, I believe that putting the client first is what it’s all about.

Mark Steelman

Contributing Photographer

I am a full-time professional photographer and work hard to ensure that anyone or anything looks its best. A few weeks ago I was at the Convention Center and took a photo of a group of women. One woman was particularly stressed about having her photo made and pleaded, “You be sure to Photoshop me!” I replied, “Lady, I don’t mess with perfection!” Her face beamed and she gave me a kiss right there in the middle of the grand ballroom. I love my job! See for yourself at marksteelmanphoto.com or marksteelmanimages.com.

Fanny Slater

Contributing Writer

I am a home-taught food enthusiast with a passion for storytelling and licking the plate. I star in weekly local cooking segments called “Fanny in the Kitchen” on WWAY, and I’m a host on Food Network’s “Kitchen Sink.” I won Rachael Ray’s Great American Cookbook Competition in 2014, and my cookbook, Orange, Lavender & Figs: Deliciously Different Recipes from a Passionate Eater, is now available online and anywhere books are sold. I have appeared regularly on “The Rachael Ray Show” and have been featured several times in Every Day with Rachael Ray Magazine. My company, Fanfare, specializes in food television, food writing, clever product-promoting videos for recipe development partners, public speaking, blogging and sassy social media eats. Get your Fanny in the kitchen at fannyslater.com and @ fannyslater.

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North Brunswick County Numbers & Info‌ New to the area? Get more information and other numbers at NorthBrunswickMagazine.com 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? Atlantic Telephone Membership Corp. (910) 754-4311 (phone, cable or internet) AT&T (888) 436-8638 (phone, internet) Time Warner Cable (910) 332-7800 (phone, cable or 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 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 Lowes Foods (Villages at Brunswick Forest) (910) 371-5544 1152 E. Cutlar Crossing, Leland, NC 28451 Piggly Wiggly on Village Road (off of Hwy. 17) (910) 371-2696 112 Village Road NE, Leland, NC 28451 Walmart (910) 383-1769, (910) 383-1872 1114 New Pointe Blvd., Leland, NC 28451 Where are the nearest medical facilities? Brunswick Novant Medical Center in Bolivia (910) 721-1000 240 Hospital Drive NE, Bolivia, NC 28422 New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington (910) 343-7000 2131 S. 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401 20

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Where is the library? Leland Library (910) 371-9442 487 Village Road, Leland, NC 28451 Where is the nearest drug store? CVS/pharmacy (Villages at Brunswick Forest) (910) 371-1464 1132 East Cutlar Crossing, Leland, NC 28451 CVS/pharmacy (Village Road) (910) 371-0794 117A Village Road, Leland, NC 28451 Family Pharmacy (Clairmont Shopping Center) (910) 371-3181 112-G Village Road, Leland, NC 28451 Rite Aid (in Waterford) (910) 383-1098 501 Olde Waterford Way, 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 Where are the town halls located? Belville Town Hall (910) 371-2456 497 Olde Waterford Way, Suite 205, Belville, NC 28451 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 Northwest Town Hall (910) 655-5080 4889 Vernon Road, Leland, NC 28451 Sandy Creek Town Hall (910) 655-3153 114 Sandy Creek Drive, Leland, NC 28451 How do I get involved in the community or volunteer? (910) 253-2412 www.volunteer.brunsco.net


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Children’s Petting Farm

January 21, 28 Join Greenlands Farm Store every Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm for the children’s petting farm. Come out for a fun-filled time and enjoy an up-close encounter with a variety of farm animals. Scratch a goat’s back and learn some interesting animal facts. Information: (910) 253-7934; greenlandsfarmstore.info

LCAC Open Mic Night

January 10 Join Leland Cultural Arts Center from 5 to 7:30 pm as they celebrate the art of making music. All musicians and spectators are welcome. Information: (910) 385-9891; townofleland.com/lcac

North Brunswick Newcomers Club Meeting

January 13 The North Brunswick Newcomers Club meeting will take place Friday, January 13 at Brunswick Community College’s Leland Campus at 2050 Enterprise Boulevard in Leland. A meet-and-greet gathering will begin at 9:30 am with snacks and refreshments. The meeting will follow at 10 am. Learn about the Leland Cultural Arts Center (LCAC), a vibrant hub for the arts in Brunswick County and surrounding areas. It is unlike any other facility in the region, with courses/programs in a multitude of art forms including pottery, theater, painting, jewelry making, literary arts, healing arts and more. The speaker will be LCAC Cultural Arts Manager Julianne Scott. Attendees will also learn about Thalian Hall, one of the oldest theaters in the United States. Listed on the National Register for Historic Places, Thalian Hall has been in almost continuous use since opening in 1858. Last year it hosted more than 250 shows, events and films for a total of 495 performances. The events ranged from music to ballet and theatre, from pop, jazz, folk and country music to the finest in domestic, independent and foreign films. Thalian Hall has a rich history with many stories about its past, including whether or not it is haunted. Gary Tucker, marketing director for Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, will present the program. Information: nbnewcomers.org

StriperFest Banquet and Auction

January 13 The ninth annual StriperFest Banquet and Auction will take place at Coastline Convention Center in downtown Wilmington. This event will feature raffles, silent and live auctions, live music and dinner served by Middle of the Island. Proceeds benefit the fishery restoration. Admission is $60. Information: (910) 762-5606

Courtyards & Cobblestones: A Walk Through Wedding Row

January 14 Courtyards & Cobblestones takes place in downtown Wilmington and features seven fully styled venues and a hand-picked collection of wedding professionals from southeastern North Carolina. This event will begin at Bakery 105 at 105 Orange Street. Featured venues include Bakery 105, 128 South, City Club, The Atrium, Brooklyn Arts Center, The Annex and Belle Vue. Admission is $35. Information: courtyardsandcobblestones.com

Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade

January 16 The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Parade in downtown Wilmington begins at 1898 Park. The lineup and registration is from 7:30 to 9:30 am. The event is free to spectators. Information: (910) 763-4138

Joe Crookston Concert

January 21 Joe Crookston will perform a Listen Up Brunswick County concert. This concert series presents original music in a variety of genres including folk, R & B, bluegrass, country and blues. This event will take place at the Virginia Williamson Center at 150 College Rd. NE in Bolivia. Information: (860) 485-3354; listenupbrunswickcounty.com

Beethoven 15K/5K

January 22 The fourth annual Beethoven 15K/5K at Brunswick Forest in Leland will benefit the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra and its youth education programs. Registration costs $35 to $45. Information: (910) 362-7999; wilmingtonsymphony.org/beethoven-15k5k

Silver Coast Bridal Show

January 22 Discover the beauty of the Brunswick Islands with the Silver Coast Bridal Show. This event is held at the Silver Coast Winery, 6680 Barbeque Road in Ocean Isle Beach. Let the expertise of local wedding professionals make your wedding day extra special. Caterers, photographers, officiants, cake bakers, DJs and entertainment professionals, event rentals, limousine services, venue representatives, event planners, florists and more will be on hand. Information: (910) 287-2800; silvercoastwinery.com

Precious Metal Show

January 22 A handmade jewelry exhibit and sale, the Precious Metal Show will take place at the Brooklyn Arts Center at 516 North 4th Street in downtown Wilmington. Admission fee is $5 and includes a raffle ticket. Information: brooklynartsnc.com Winter 2016-17

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N.C. Jazz Festival

February 2 The 37th annual N.C. Jazz Festival at the Hilton Riverside in downtown Wilmington features several styles of jazz music over three nights. Thursday will feature Jazz ala Trinidad with Sea Pans; Vocalist Nnenna Freelon and her Trio; and Professor Cunningham’s Traditional Jazz Jam. Friday and Saturday will feature 14 all-star musicians in the traditional seven sets of six or seven players, each set with a different leader. These are 4½ hour concerts. Tickets range from $15 to $225. Information: ncjazzfestival.com

Wine and Chocolate Festival

February 3 & 4 The annual Wine & Chocolate Festival at Coastline Convention Center in downtown Wilmington features a grand tasting, live entertainment, a two-day marketplace and children’s activities. Kids younger than six are admitted free. Friday’s event is from 7 to 10 pm and costs $45. It includes a grand tasting with hors d’oeuvres and entertainment. Saturday’s event is from 11 am to 6 pm and costs $10 to $15. It includes attending the marketplace. Sunday’s event is from 12 to 4 pm and also costs $10 to $15. It also includes attending the Marketplace. Information: (910) 512-9948; wilmingtonwineandchocolatefestival.com

Brunswick Civil War Round Table Winter Schedule

February 7, March 7, April 4 The Round Table is pleased to announce the guest speakers and topics for the February, March and April meetings. All meetings will be held at Hatch Auditorium on Caswell Beach. Registration and refreshments begin at 6:30 pm, and the program begins at 7 pm. The guest admission fee is $10 and can be applied toward the $25 annual membership dues. This nonprofit organization now has almost 1,100 members, making it the largest Civil War Round Table in the country. On February 7 the guest presenter is William C. “Jack” Davis, currently director of programs at the Civil War Institute at Virginia Tech. His topic: “An Honorable Defeat: The end of the war in Richmond.” On March 7 the guest presenter is Brian Jordan, historian, author and lecturer on Civil War studies at Gettysburg College. His topic: “The Long March Home.” On April 4 the guest presenter is Wayne Motts, a licensed battlefield guide and chief executive officer at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. His topic: “North Carolina artifacts at the National Civil War Museum.” Information: (910) 278-3545; brunswickcivilwarroundtable.com

Power Plant Program

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exploration featuring classroom presentations and a behindthe-scenes tour of engineering spaces. Participants will learn what it took to propel a 36,000-ton, heavily armored battlewagon bristling with massive firepower and 2,300 fighting men across the Pacific. This event costs $60 to $65 and runs from 12 to 5:30 pm. Information: (910) 251-5797 ; battleshipnc.com

20th Anniversary World Tour of Riverdance

February 16 Riverdance, the Irish music and dance show, celebrates with its 20th Anniversary World Tour at the Wilson Center in downtown Wilmington. Admission costs $35 to $75, and the show begins at 7:30 pm. Information: (910) 362-7999; cfcc.edu/capefearstage/riverdance/

152nd Anniversary of the Fall of Fort Anderson

February 17 Join Fort Anderson for plunging shots and screaming shells as they celebrate the anniversary of the fall of Fort Anderson. This event is free to attend and will be held at Fort Anderson in Winnabow. Information: (910) 371-6613; .nchistoricsites.org

Run Oak Island

February 18 Run Oak Island offers a full marathon, half marathon, 5K and 1-Mile fun run/walk. More than 600 runners will race the first race of the islands’ series of races for the world’s largest series race medals. Race begins at 7 am, and price is $25 to $30. Information: coastalraceproductions.com/run-oak-island

Flea Market

February 18 The Ladies Guild of Sacred Heart Catholic Church’s annual Flea Market is set for 8 am to 12 pm on Saturday, February 18 in the church social hall. Sacred Heart Catholic Church is at 5269 Dosher Cutoff Road. Mark your calendar to stop by and look around. There is something for everyone. Information: (910) 383-6790

Art for All 7

February 18 and 19 Art for All 7 will be at the Brooklyn Arts Center in downtown Wilmington and feature more than 50 local and regional artists and crafters selling affordable artwork to the public. Prices range from $25 to $250. Food trucks, a cash bar and a coffee shop will be available. Admission fee is $5,good for both days, and includes a raffle ticket. Children younger than 13 get in free. Hours are Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 12 to 5 pm. Information: brooklynartsnc.com


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BNP Trail Jam

February 18 BNP Trial Jam is a grassroots, locally owned and operated trail race in the Brunswick Nature Park. This year’s event will begin at 9 am, and entry costs vary from $39 to $88. With 3.5-mile, 9-mile, and 18-mile courses, all levels of speed and ability are allotted an opportunity to race in one of the most unique setting in North Carolina. With a rolling pine-laced single track on bluffs above Town Creek, participants have tons of interesting terrain to take-in while they put out max effort for unique prizes. The BNP Trail Jam was born out of the Run for Ray Trail Race and proceeds from this year’s event will once again go to support the Ray Underhill Foundation, Cape Fear SORBA, the group responsible for creating and maintaining the trail system, and other local nonprofits. Information: its-go-time.com/bnp-trail-jam/

Badwater Race on Bald Head Island

March 18 Founders call it “the world’s toughest footrace.” It is a 50km or 51.4-mile ultra running race featuring a 12-mile warmup on the car-free, one-lane-wide roads of Bald Head Island, followed by 19 or 38 miles of running on the east beach of the island and the wild, secluded sandy beach between Cape Fear and Fort Fisher. Runners will come from all over the United States and Canada for this experience. The race begins at 7:45 am and will end at 9:45 pm. This race is the first leg of the Badwater® Ultra Cup. Information: baldheadisland.com/eventdetails/badwater-cape-fearultra-marathon/1592

Coastal Living Show

February 19 Harpeth Rising will perform a Listen Up Brunswick County concert. This concert series presents original music in a variety of genres including folk, R & B, bluegrass, country and blues. This event will take place at the Virginia Williamson Center at 150 College Rd. NE in Bolivia. Information: (860) 485-3354; listenupbrunswickcounty.com

March 25 Wilmington Woman’s Club presents the annual Coastal Living Show at the Convention Center in downtown Wilmington. The event features more than 70 vendors ranging from home improvement companies and landscapers to real estate agents and interior designers. Proceeds go to local nonprofits to improve the lives of women and children. Admission is free, and the event is from 10 am to 5 pm. Information: (910) 367-3295; wilmingtonwomansclub.com/coastalliving-show.htm

Wilmington Wine & Beer Walk

Wilmington Dance Festival

Harpeth Rising Concert

February 25 The semi-annual Wine & Beer Walk is a self-guided tasting tour of restaurants and drinking establishments in downtown Wilmington. The walk begins at The Throne Theater at 208 Market Street, where you present your ticket, or if the event has not sold out, purchase a ticket. A Wilmington Wine & Beer Walk ID and a map of participating establishments will be presented to you. Patrons receive two samples per venue. Tickets are $16, and this event begins at 1 pm. Information: wineandbeerwalk.com

Business Expo 2017

February 25 North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce’s Business Expo will be held on February 25 at Leland Cultural Arts Center. The event will take place from 10 am to 3 pm. Information: (910) 383-0553; nbchamberofcommerce.com

Antique Appraisal Fair

February 26 The 14th annual Antique Appraisal Fair will be on Sunday, February 26 from 12:30 to 4pm at the Southport Community Building. Tickets can be purchased at the door only for $8 per item or three items for $20. This event is sponsored by the Southport Chapter of the P.E.O. Doors open at 12 pm. Information: (910) 454-9886

March 31 to April 1 The Wilmington Dance Festival will be held at Kenan Auditorium located on the campus of UNCW. It is produced by the The Dance Cooperative and celebrates the work of local choreographers across many genres of dance. The festival also features guest artists and touring companies. Admission to this event is $15-$25. Information: (910) 962-3500

Bunny Dayz Easter Egg Hunt

April 8 Taking place at the Mulberry park is an easter egg hunt. You can enjoy cupcakes, cookies, muffins, candy and holiday fun! Meet the Easter Bunny and see the magic show. Then search the grounds during the Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. The event is free and is from 10 a.m to 12:00 pm. Information: (910) 253-2670

James Keelaghan in Concert

April 9 James Keelaghan will perform a Listen Up Brunswick County concert at the Virginia Williamson Event Center. This concert series presents original music in a variety of genres including folk, R & B, Bluegrass, Country and Blues. Information: 860-485-3354 Winter 2016-17

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H2GO Hires Leland Native as Public Information Officer On December 5 Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO brought Tyler Wittkofsky on board as its new public information officer (PIO). The position had been vacant since November of 2015. Wittkofsky is a Leland native who graduated from South Brunswick High School in 2012. After graduating from high school, he went on to complete his Associate’s in Arts degree in the College Transfer Program at BCC. Graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2013 after only a year and a half, he subsequently transferred to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW). After another year and a half, he completed his Bachelors of Science-Business Administration degree with a concentration in Marketing Magna Cum Laude in 2015. Since graduation Wittkofsky has served in various roles with Brunswick Community College and has been an active member of the community, teaching at the college and volunteering for causes such as the Association of Fundraising Professionals, SouthportOak Island Chamber of Commerce and the V Foundation. “I am truly excited to join H2GO. I see the things they are doing and want to contribute to the success of the organization. I want to shed the light on the good H2GO does in the community,” he said. Wittkofsky has seen the growth and development the Leland area has gone through first hand. With his dedication to the county and the city in particular, Wittkofsky seems to be a natural fit for the position. Bob Walker, executive director of H2GO, says “Tyler is a young, homegrown talent. He brings a fresh, enthusiastic attitude to the PIO position with the education and experience to improve H2GO’s messaging for the betterment of our customers and our community relations. We welcome Tyler to our team and encourage our customers to reach out to Tyler with suggestions and concerns.” Photography: Contributed

BEMC Awards Grants for Teachers As part of the Bright Ideas education grants to fund innovative classroom learning projects, Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (BEMC) recently awarded $33,323 to 28 local teachers. “Now in its 22nd year, the Bright Ideas grant program helps educators finance creative projects to benefit their students,” said Don Hughes, CEO and general manager of BEMC. “Teachers work hard and have so many great ideas; every year we’re pleased to help these grant recipients bring their ideas to life in the classroom.” Winning projects include Cooking Up Fractions at Belville Elementary and Growing a Garden at Lincoln Elementary in Brunswick County, as well as STEM-related projects Chemistry

with Charisma at South Columbus High and Math Mastery at Evergreen Elementary in Columbus County. “BEMC is committed to bettering the communities we serve, and we believe there is no better way than through the education of our youth,” Hughes said. During the month of November, all of North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives will award teachers statewide close to $600,000 in Bright Ideas Education grants. Since the Bright Ideas grant program got its start at Brunswick Electric in 1994, BEMC has contributed more than $550,000 to teachers in Columbus and Brunswick counties. North Carolina’s 26 electric cooperatives collectively have awarded more than $10 million to teachers across the state. The Bright Ideas program has reached well over 2 million North Carolina students and sponsored more than 9,800 projects in all subjects including math, reading, science and technology, history, music and the arts. Bright Ideas grant applications are collected each year through late September, and winning proposals are selected in a competitive evaluation process by a panel of local judges. The application process will reopen for interested teachers in April 2017.

Brunswick County Commissioner Frank Williams named Chair of NCACC General Government Steering Committee Brunswick County Commissioner Frank Williams has been appointed chairman of the N.C. Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) General Government Steering Committee by NCACC President Fred McClure. The General Government Steering Committee studies issues dealing with the general relationship between counties and the state and federal governments, including reviewing proposed legislative goals. “Actions taken by the state and federal governments impact county government and county residents in many ways,” said Commissioner Williams. “It is critical that counties speak with a strong voice on these issues, and I am honored to represent Brunswick County in this role. I look forward to working with commissioners from across the state to equip our members with the information they need to educate their state and federal representatives on the potential county-level impact of their policy decisions.” Each of the NCACC’s seven steering committees meet quarterly. While the NCACC board of directors ultimately sets association policy, it relies on the steering committees for guidance and recommendations. The steering committees meet quarterly to gather and consider information on emerging county-related issues, and membership on the steering committees is open to Winter 2016-17

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all county commissioners as well as county staff who might have a particular interest or expertise. By virtue of the appointment, Williams is also a member of the NCACC board of directors.

Ribbon Cutting at Strategic Behavioral Health

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New CT scanner at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center recently installed a new state-of-the-art CT scanner. The GE Optima 660, 64-slice CT scanner offers exceptional image quality, which helps deliver a more accurate diagnosis. “The new CT scanner is a great addition to Brunswick Medical Center because it ultimately allows for more scans to be done in a day,” said Robin Ashmore, manager of imaging services, Brunswick Medical Center. “The scanner has new software that significantly reduces the radiation dose for patients and it gives us the ability to offer new exams in the future.” Brunswick Medical Center imaging services offers: reduced radiation dose without compromising image quality; on-site creatinine testing (I-stat); 24-hour or less turnaround time; and online, phone or fax scheduling.

On October 13, Strategic Behavorial Health held a ribbon cutting for a new twenty bed facility. The new facility is located at their current location in the Leland Industrial Park at 2050 Mercantile Drive in Leland. Tours of the building were given after the ribbon cutting. Photography: Contributed

Grand Opening at Waterford Wellness

Leland Senior Planner Attends Conference Leland Senior Planner Ashli Barefoot recently attended the American Planning Association-North Carolina Annual Conference. The conference was located in Asheville, and Barefoot had the opportunity to become familiar with updated best practices that will help growing towns such as Leland. Topics included legislative updates, grant opportunities, investing in people and generational preferences, to name a few.

Jondough Coffee Shop Opens The long-awaited Jondough coffee and doughnut shop has opened at 110 Village Road next to Waffle House. The owner of this business made some significant improvements to an existing building that had been empty for many years. Be sure to stop by to enjoy some freshly brewed coffee and pastries baked daily.

On October 12, Dr. Nathan Christie opened up a new wellness facility in Waterford. Dr. Christie is a double board-certified in anesthesiology and pain management. He has a passion for excellence and never stops learning. He is an experienced acupuncturist, having completed an extensive apprenticeship under Dr. Tsun-Nin Lee, and he is also recognized as an esteemed member of the International Association of Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine, where he trained in medical aesthetics and weight loss. He brings these skills, along with a genuinely caring bedside manner to make people look and feel their best. Waterford Wellness is located at 1003 Olde Waterford Way in Leland.

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South Brunswick Magazine What’s going on in our sister publication

Cowan, Haylie Long, Stacey McCumbee, Jonathan Peele, Melony Rice, Taylor Thompson, James Lane and Charlie Butcher — talked with writer Melissa Slaven Warren about their commitment to making a positive impact in our county. By Melissa Slaven Warren

experienced positive outcomes from Our Heroes, Inc.’s programs as Ruth and Philip have made it their mission to help bring physical and emotional healing to those who need it. By Heather Lowery

A Wing and a Prayer

Future 10 Meet some of the young professionals who are making a positive impact on the future of Brunswick County. In 2012 Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce introduced the Future 10, a group of young professionals who are community minded and enthusiastic about Brunswick County and who live up to the chamber’s motto of “Building Community and Supporting Business.” Each year since then, the chamber has chosen another class and South Brunswick Magazine has featured them on the pages

of our fall edition. The Future 10 leaders for 2016-17 — Dr. Justin Asbury, Dr. Tori Asbury, Heather Coley, Carolina

Healing with Horses Our Heroes, Inc. connects those facing emotional, physical or mental challenges with therapy horses at Horseplay Farms. With more than 60 acres in Bolivia, Ruth and Philip Jenkins’ Horseplay Farms offers all the wonderful things one would expect from a riding facility: lessons, camps, boarding, horse training, picnics and trails. It is even an ideal venue for weddings and other celebrations. But Horseplay Farms is so much more. It also is the home of Our Heroes, Inc. and is a haven for healing, convalescence and joy. Our Heroes, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that offers equine-assisted therapy and activities to adults, children and their families who face emotional, physical and mental health challenges. Veterans of all services, Wounded Warriors, disadvantaged and at-risk youth and those with special needs have

Virginia Williamson recalls the early days of developing Ocean Isle Beach with her husband, Odell. At 93, Virginia Williamson says “it has been a truly long and good life.” She and her husband, Odell Williamson, were the first developers of Ocean Isle Beach, partnering with Manon Gore in the beginning before venturing out on their own. Despite setbacks and the devastation of Hurricane Hazel, the development thrived and the Williamsons became some of Brunswick County’s most generous philanthropists. Williamson is still active in the family real estate business and the local chapel

and lives on the oceanfront in Ocean Isle Beach. In this article Williamson shares her memories of the early days of developing the area. The grandmother of 10 and great grandmother of 16 says, “It was a lot of work, work, work — and it still is, but there was nothing in this area until Odell started working on it.” By Denice Patterson Winter 2016-17

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Cheers to Cheerwine! A game-day cocktail with true North Carolina flavor Story by Sandi Grigg

A Although there is no actual Cheerwine in this drink, it tastes very much like the Southern soda with its sweet flavors of cola and a hint of cherry. Cheerwine was created right here in North Carolina in 1917 and calls itself the “Nectar of North Carolina.” Most Southerners are familiar with it. It is best paired with the foods of football season: chicken wings, BBQ ribs and cheeseburgers, just to name a few. My Spiked Cheerwine will couple nicely with any of these foods and will also pack a punch … or tackle. The first time I had a version of this drink was at a restaurant in the form of a shot. Some friends and I met at the bar to celebrate one of their birthdays and the bartender offered to make us something yummy. From my previous experience, when a bartender offers to make something for a group of girls it is either a joke and tastes horrible or it is so full of liquor it barely goes down. Regardless, we all agreed to let him make us a shot. “It’s going to taste just like Cheerwine,” he said. I didn’t believe him, but after finishing mine I was pleasantly surprised at how right he was. I had watched him make the shots so I had a general idea of what was in it and decided to create a similar cocktail myself. I hope you enjoy this drink as much as I do.

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Slow-Cooked Comfort A Crock-Pot and a few simple ingredients make an ultrasatisfying weeknight meal.

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that have some sort of sentimental value to the person eating them. We usually want comfort foods when we are highly stressed out or ill or maybe just homesick. For me, chicken ’n dumplings is the ultimate comfort food. Serve it over some rice with cranberry sauce, and you might as well roll me away from the table when I am done. True chicken ’n dumplings are not one of the easiest dinners to make, but with a Crock-Pot and a few premade items, comfort is just around the corner. A Crock-Pot, also known as a slow cooker, is a countertop cooking appliance that is designed to cook at a lower temperature for a longer duration. The first slow cooker came about in the 1950s when its inventor recalled his Jewish grandmother making stew for hours in the oven and he wanted to make that process quicker and easier. It wasn’t until the mid-1970s that the removable porcelain interior came about for ease in cleaning and serving. Today, Crock-Pots are used all over the world for all types of dishes. Growing up in the ’80s with two hardworking parents, my family often had Crock-Pot meals. My mother would prepare and set the Crock-Pot in the morning and when we all got home in the evening, dinner was ready. This recipe cuts a few corners with the canned biscuits and store-bought chicken stock, but this is the way my mother made it and this is the way it is comforting to me. Enjoy!

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Crock-Pot Chicken ’n Dumplings Serves 4 Ingredients You will need a 6 to 7 quart Crock-Pot or other slow cooker. 4 chicken breasts 16 ounce can of Butter-Me-Not Biscuits 12 ounces evaporated milk 24 ounces chicken stock ½ cup flour Salt and pepper Cooked white rice (optional) Boil the chicken breasts in a pot of water with salt on the stove until done. Remove the chicken from the water and set aside to cool. Do not throw out the water as you may use a little of it later. Dust your workspace with flour and roll out the biscuits until they are large and flat. Cut the biscuits into 1-inch strips and set aside. Take two of the chicken breasts and cut them into small pieces and layer those pieces in the bottom of the Crock-Pot. Take half of the biscuit strips and layer them on top of the chicken. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Repeat this step, making another layer with the remaining chicken and biscuit strips. Pour the evaporated milk and chicken stock over the chicken and biscuit layers. If the liquid does not cover the top layer, use some water from the boiled chicken so that the liquid just covers the top layer of biscuits. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Set the Crock-Pot to high for 3½ to 4 hours. Do not stir as it cooks; you want the top layer of biscuits to remain intact, locking in all the flavors. This is best served over rice. n

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I Do!

T Marrying the season’s finest local brews and chews at Wilmington Brewing Company and PinPoint Restaurant.

Story by Fanny Slater

PHOTOGRAPHY BY Mark Steelman

There’s never a wrong time to enjoy beer.

I don’t just mean that as in “it’s five o’clock somewhere” — although I do believe that day drinking could be the path to world peace. Whether it’s a citra-hop-worthy spring afternoon, a lemony saison sort-of-summer day, or a spiced ale by the bonfire night —seriously, is there any unsuitable season for cuddling up to a pint? I think not. I personally dig the cold weather lineup of malty, amber brews, and I’m certainly not the only one matching my beer with the weather. The ritual of formulating sip-able flavor bombs based on seasonality began way back when. See: Oktoberfest. When the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese took place in Munich more than a century ago, citizens were invited to party alongside (i.e., the original Wedding Crashers). This tradition of harvest-time celebrations has not only prospered, but also continued to gain momentum over the years. Thanks to beer-centric events like Oktoberfest (and the fact that dark beers are just so damn delicious), when the leaves begin to drop the pumpkin-f lavored bottles start to pop. To school you on the old-school once again — think about why pumpkins might have been welcomed into the brewing process long ago. Back in the (colonial) day when superior malt wasn’t easy to come by, brewers turned to pumpkin as an alternative source of fermentable sugar. Fast forward to 2016. Lucky for us, Wilmington’s heart pumps strong when it comes to barley-based beverages, and when the chilly air tickles our cheeks we have plenty of hop-tions to keep us warm. But where there is drink, there must be food. So with so many seasonal flavors in the air, how does one successfully harmonize the notes in these brews and chews? I asked two local businesses at the top of their games how to eat and sip the best this season has to offer. It was a hell of a ride. Licking spiced apple cake off my fingers. Shucking boiled peanuts. Gulping down breakfast stout not too long after breakfast. What do all of these things have in common? 38

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Above: Wilmington Brewing Company’s Pretty Pumpkin Ale paired with PinPoint’s Spiced Apple Cake. Right: This story’s author, Fanny Slater, digs in.

This is how I researched my story. I know what you’re thinking, and, no, I will not switch jobs with you. When it comes to homebrew, Wilmington Brewing Company is synonymous with the term local. We all drink the magical nectar of John and Michelle Savard, but what in the world do we eat with it and when? A cool-weather brew, WBC staple Blair’s Breakfast Stout, isn’t necessarily one you’ll only partake in during scarf season. This rich chocolaty brew — which Michelle claims is “Beer for Breakfast!” — is available year-round and on tap all over town. This makes the coffee-infused stout (which features locally sourced beans from Focal Coffee Co.) ideal at any time of day during whatever month you please. To match a beer of this caliber, it was necessary to bring in the big guns. Enter PinPoint. While sneaking slivers of hot smoked duck ham, I perched on a stubby stool at WBC and shucked boiled peanuts for Dean Neff, executive chef and owner of PinPoint Restaurant. As Dean elegantly draped fatty pieces of perfectly pink meat atop a fragrant herby salad, he paused to clink his plastic pint glass of Blair’s Breakfast Stout with mine. He explained that coffee and duck were match mates in heaven, and that his careful selection of delicate microgreens and pickled mustard seeds were an intentional

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Above: Writer Fanny Slater (center) shares a toast with John Savard (far left) and Michelle Savard (fourth from left), owners of Wilmington Brewing Company, and Lydia Clopton (second from left) and Dean Neff (far right), owners of PinPoint Restaurant.

contrast to the beer’s creamy, dry finish. Also making appearances on the decorative plate were shaved radishes and muscadine grapes, funky chives, pickled chanterelle mushrooms, a swish of pink muscadine purée, and a boiled-peanut vinaigrette. Once the salad had nailed its close up, it was my turn to get in on the action. My first bite was a strip of smoky duck, which blared with maple and salt and could have undoubtedly masqueraded as traditional pork ham. A few chews and a sip of Blair’s Breakfast Stout later, my palate was permeated with luscious espresso and oats. The light and crispy nuances of the fresh salad were an expert companion to the hearty beer. Mission accomplished. You can’t get your seasonal produce fix without nosediving into a pumpkin paradise. John and Michelle’s answer to the orangehued fruit craze? The adorably titled: Pretty Pumpkin Ale, which, if you hurry, you can find tapped in small batches around Wilmington. Borrowing a touch of local bakeshop Apple Annie’s spice blend, this crisp masterpiece is one of the prettiest products WBC has ever put out (not including new addition blue-eyed baby June). I was in search of an equally glorious partner for this full-bodied beer, and let’s face it — it screamed dessert. PinPoint to the rescue once again. You may have visited this downtown-based Southerninspired coastal restaurant to slurp outrageous oysters or 42

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indulge in crispy catfish. But if you’ve never saved room for the last course, you’re missing out. Lydia Clopton is PinPoint’s pastry chef and Dean’s sweet half (in and out of the kitchen). Her humble personality is a recipe of gracious and lovely elements. One bite of her insanely bold ingredients, however, and you’ll realize that this modest chef is a pastry ninja in disguise. You know, the kind who carries a piping bag and makes a brittle so good you’ll cry. To pair with WBC’s Pretty Pumpkin, Lydia constructed a doozy of a dessert: spiced apple cake laced with velvety cream cheese frosting surrounded by pumpkin ganache and sticky molasses caramel sauce. The inventive dish was almost too stunning to touch. Almost. From the first mouthful via bite and sip, I could tell that the fruitiness of the cake’s Stayman Winesap apples (from Hendersonville, N.C.) was enhanced by the beer’s lightly spiced notes of cinnamon and clove. As our shoot wrapped, Lydia searched for a utensil to clean the remaining bits and pieces from the plate. I swiped my last morsel through every lingering component (sugary candied pumpkin cubes, buttery brittle and fluffy ganache). Every layer blended into an edible work of art. The nutty, caramel notes from the Pumpkin Ale gave the dessert a smooth, balanced finish without being overly sweet. You must be hungry and thirsty. Go on, you’re dismissed. n


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Designing a Downtown With Harrington Village, the Town of Leland hopes to create the walkable, urban destination that the town has been missing. S TOR Y B Y

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If you could build a town from the ground-up, what would be in it? What would “downtown” have? Where would you put it? This isn’t a computer simulation game. This is reality for the Town of Leland, and these are the precise questions they are attempting to answer. Leland’s managers and officials worked with select developers and the citizens in the community to craft a vision for what downtown Leland will look like and where it will be. To that end, the town believes it is time to create what Leland has been missing and what so many people are clamoring for: a walkable, urban environment. This is where Harrington Village enters Leland’s history — and future. Harrington Village is a 13-building campus to be constructed by Harrington Village Developers, LLC at the corner of Village Road and Baldwin Drive. The three buildings that abut Village Road will be four-story apartment buildings with the first floor of each dedicated to shops, businesses and restaurants. The back area will consist of three-story luxury apartments. The Town of Leland hopes to deliver what young professionals, families and retirees all over the nation find alluring these days. “[There is] a new urbanism lifestyle that is rampant across America,” says D Logan, managing member of Harrington Village Developers.. “Millennials and lots of people want to have a walkable environment where they can eat, shop, sleep, dine. This is what we are giving them.” Taking cues from other trendy mixed-use developments, the site plan is inviting. It shows the front three buildings with awnings and quaint balconies surrounded by pristine landscaping. The first-level spaces have patios for café-style outdoor dining. Fountains flank the main building, and farther in there are two ponds, a dog park and a playground. Right now, residents can only wonder what businesses will choose to locate here. Logan talks about Wilmington-based businesses opening second locations in Leland. The town foresees local and regional players wanting to capitalize on the burgeoning Leland market. While no future tenants are official, construction has begun and Logan has no doubts the spaces will be filled. “I think this project is a ‘if we build it they will come,’” Logan says. “When people see that this vision comes to a reality, they will start biting.” Obviously, there will be numerous apartments available for rent in addition to the commercial space. They will all be luxury, and tenants will have access to a clubhouse and pool. Since other large apartment complexes also are being constructed in north Brunswick County, some Leland residents express disbelief that the area can fill all of them. But Logan quotes a demographic study that shows a severe shortage of apartments in the area. Renters are clamoring for such units all over the Cape Fear region.

Logan and Town of Leland Economic & Community Development Director Gary Vidmar believe that Harrington Village will offer something different: a coveted spot in the brand-new urban Leland. Vidmar wants to use Harrington Village to answer some big questions. Where is downtown Leland right now? What defines us? What brings us together? With the library, town hall and the new senior center right down the street from Harrington Village, Leland decided this is where “downtown” made sense. It will be the epicenter. It will define Leland and, they hope, provide an updated identity. “This could easily brand Leland — Leland’s never had a brand,” Vidmar says, pointing to some of the questions the town has long been considering. “What should we be known for? We’re not a destination . . . yet. What can we do to become a destination?” Leland residents may wonder why the town even needs a brand. Most people seem content with the way things are. Vidmar reminds that with growth comes change, and with change comes pain. The reality, officials say, is that Leland is no longer the sleepy hamlet across the river. According to statistics, “as of Winter 2016-17

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Above: Town of Leland Councilmember Bob Corriston, Town of Leland Mayor Brenda Bozeman, Town of Leland Economic Developer Director Gary Vidmar, Developer D Logan, Town of Leland Councilmember Mike Callahan and Town of Leland Councilmember Pat Batleman celebrated the groundbreaking of Harrington Village on November 3.

2010-2014, the total population of Leland is 15,316, which is 690.30% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 21.13% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%.” Leland is less than 5 miles from downtown Wilmington, and, as Logan points out, there are only a few ways that the metropolitan area can grow. North Brunswick County seems to be the logical place. Understanding that growth is inevitable even if unsolicited, the Town of Leland is planning a future in which they can capitalize on the tourists funneling out to local area beaches. They want to be in front with smart development, not trying to play catch-up later. This plan for a downtown Leland on Village Road doesn’t detract from the importance of the communities down U.S. Highway 17, such as Brunswick Forest, Magnolia Greens and Waterford, Vidmar assures. Those planned developments play an integral role in bringing a sizable number of residents to Leland and they are modelled on communities that work. But, ultimately, they will always be separated by a highway, which makes a “downtown Leland” on the corridor an impracticality. “That area is more of a suburban town center,” Vidmar explains. “Whereas this [new] area will be a more urban, walkable area.” Building something on the scale of Harrington Village requires a lot of planning and financing. The Town of Leland 48

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has worked creatively to do what they believe to be best for the area while not hindering the controlled growth they support. The town has been working on a conceptual plan for the Harrington Village site for five years. The $45 million project began with the town’s efforts to have the area along Village Road rezoned. When they received the sought-after “flex zoning,” they began to plan in earnest. First, they had to address the challenge of financing. Vidmar talks of the historic first economic incentives in Leland. To encourage a developer to take on the construction, the town had a creative solution. Instead of tying incentives to job creation (which will not be too impactful given the majority of the new construction will be residential space), they instead tied developer rewards to the commercial space. By agreeing to waive $120,000 in building permit fees and return to the developer whatever increased ad-valorem property taxes they receive, it became a developer’s opportunity. When questioned why the town would give away thousands of dollars in potential tax revenue that could be used to provide services, Vidmar states that they aren’t “giving it away.” “Be it not for this project, this is money we would never receive anyway,” Vidmar says. “So we’re not giving anything away that we would otherwise get. We are giving back to the developer tax money that we only will receive as a result of this project. So at this point we’re not taking money out of our general fund. But the other important point is that we will get significant increased


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sales tax revenue that will more than exceed the amount of property tax we are giving back to the developer.” Bold incentives were not the only hurdles to jump. Congestion and traffic are already problems on Village Road, especially for drivers with a morning commute. With the diverging diamond complete and the bridge expansion nearing the end of construction, many citizens are eager for relief. But Village Road, which is one of the busiest intersections in the county, will have to be ready to accommodate the traffic Harrington Village will bring. Town staff has been working with the developer to come to consensus on what must be done and when. The town is simultaneously undertaking a project to realign Northgate Drive and place a signal at the intersection with Baldwin and Northgate Drive. Harrington Village Developers is required to build a road that connects Baldwin to Fairview, which had been part of the town’s master plan for years. There is also a dependence on the recently unveiled Walk Bike Leland Plan, which North Brunswick Magazine featured in its Fall 2016 issue. Independent of Harrington Village, Leland plans to make the town pedestrian friendly. The currently shoulder-less Village Road and this new project increase the urgency. Town officials recognize the need to create a web of pedestrian paths to link Leland as much as possible and have committed to complete their obligations by the time the buildings are ready for occupancy. After all, Harrington Village is set to be the cornerstone of a walkable/livable downtown, so it must be walkable from outside in. Construction on the front Harrington Square buildings is scheduled to start February 2017 and be completed by the end of 2017. 50

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Vidmar says residents have been nothing but supportive thus far. “Surprisingly, we haven’t gotten a whole lot of negative comments from citizens,” he says. “There were three or four residents that spoke out [at our last public meeting on Harrington Village]. They supported the project but they were concerned about the traffic it would create.... They realize that it will increase the value of everyone’s property immensely.” Vidmar and Logan know that change, especially large-scale change, can be difficult. It doesn’t dampen their optimism, though. The two men are cheerleaders for Leland, trying to simultaneously embrace what is unique and wonderful about it while encouraging sustainable and beneficial growth. “Lots of people didn’t believe in Leland…. But I believed in Leland 15 years ago, it’s why I built my office here,” Logan says. “I am a believer in the area and dedicated the past 15 years of my career to build a lot of houses, I don’t know what the count is, but it’s well in excess of 500 within 10 miles of here. And when I looked at doing these apartments, it all kind of came together.” Vidmar says this sentiment from Logan makes him a natural partner with the town to take Harrington Village from the seeds of imagination to reality. “Here is somebody who knows Leland, who has spent 15 years of his business career watching Leland,” Vidmar says, “and he has the confidence to build this development. Anybody from outside of Leland who doesn’t know Leland would never have done this. You have to live here to really understand what is happening. This man has lived and worked here. It takes somebody like him to do this.” With Harrington Village, they are building Leland’s future. n


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Southern Skaters The Wilmington IceHawks prove that Northern kids aren’t the only ones who know their way around the ice and a puck.

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associate eastern North Carolina with the sport of ice hockey, but that was before the Wilmington IceHawks came to town. A competitive youth hockey team for kids ages 16 and younger, the team

practices and plays home games at Wilmington Ice House skating rink, competing against teams from as far away as Charleston or Charlotte. On one recent Saturday, the IceHawks Bantam team hosted the Junior Carolina Hurricanes squad from Raleigh. “The Boys are Back,” a raucous song by Dropkick Murphys, blared from the loudspeakers as the players took to the ice. In their blue and white hockey gear the IceHawks kids appeared twice their actual size. Still, the Carolina Hurricanes looked bigger. The Wilmington IceHawks are accustomed to being the underdogs,

and maybe that’s not surprising. The Wilmington area is better known for producing surfers than hockey stars. Parents and supporters cheered the IceHawks from the sidelines. More than one Canadian accent could be heard above the din. Southeastern accents are still rare inside the rink. About 10 years ago, a group of Wilmington residents hailing from Canada and the northern states decided to pool their money to build an ice rink in Wilmington. The result is the Wilmington Ice House, a familyfriendly center for ice skating, birthday parties and hockey. Not long after, the Winter 2016-17

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Wilmington IceHawks team was born. The program consists of three teams: Peewee (aged 12 and younger), Bantam (14 and younger) and Midget (16 and younger). All three teams have performed well in the regional Carolina Hockey League. In the recent game with the Hurricanes, the teams seemed evenly matched in the first period. In the second period, The IceHawks scored when a shot ricocheted off one of the player’s skates. The Carolina Hurricanes scored in the third period and the game ended in a 1-1 draw, not a win for the IceHawks Bantam team but not a loss either.

Above: Coach Wayne Fussaro and the IceHawks team in the locker room.

“We can usually compete with the bigger markets,” says Bantam coach Ryan Tanner. Although the team’s record is 2-5-1 this season, the IceHawks rarely lose by more than one goal. The biggest challenge to the team, Tanner says, is the local market: “We live at the beach. We have a very limited amount of kids to choose from.”

Hockey families have to be very committed. First of all, the sport is expensive. Parents need to shell out for uniforms, pads, skates and sticks, all of which kids outgrow quickly. Then there’s the travel. Dedicated players from Myrtle Beach and Jacksonville travel to Wilmington twice a week for practice. On weekends, families often

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venture as far away as Charlotte, Raleigh or Virginia to play away games. Because away contests consist of one game on Saturday and another on Sunday morning, trips usually include a hotel stay. For major tournaments throughout the 22-week season, teams travel as far as Nashville, Tennessee; Washington, D.C.; and Tampa, Florida. The IceHawks receive a lot of support from the professional Carolina Hurricanes team out of Raleigh. The Hurricanes’ Kids in Community Foundation provides financial aid so that any kid who wants to play hockey but needs support can play. The players work hard, practicing skating, conditioning, passing and shooting drills nearly four hours per week. They practice power plays, penalty kills and breakout plays. Wayne Fussaro, third year coach of the midget squad, says he loves seeing the kids improve. “You don’t appreciate how hard the kids are working until you’re behind the bench,” he says. It’s all worth it, parents say, because the kids get so much out of it. “When my kids found hockey, every other sport went out the window,” Fussaro says, adding that it’s the speed of the game that they love. “I think the object of the game, trying to put that little black puck into the net, is exciting.” Tanner says 90 percent of the kids have been playing together for years and that they like being with their buddies, having fun in the locker room, and traveling to away games and staying in hotels. “I was forced into the rink by my kid who wanted to play hockey and now I can’t get out of the rink,” he says. The IceHawks hope to grow their program. A couple of times per year, they sponsor Try Hockey for Free days in which kids can come to Wilmington Ice House to learn skills from coaches and current players. “We just need to get kids coming out,” Tanner says. “We have great programs for kids of any age to get involved.” 56

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Above: The IceHawks play home games at Wilmington Ice House and travel extensively for away games.


Above: The IceHawks field three teams for ages 16 and younger.

Coach Fussaro adds that he would like to get kids as young as 5 years old involved and get to a point where they can consistently field teams at every age level. “Hockey is alive and well in North Carolina,” Tanner says. “It’s a great sport, and it’s no longer a sport that’s designated to the North. We’ve got kids from all over the South that are playing excellent hockey.” The IceHawks encourage locals to come out and support the team. “If we can get people to come out and watch these games, they are generally very impressed,” Tanner says. The teams play on Saturdays and Sundays, and the schedule is posted on the IceHawks website. At the end of the day, Tanner says, it’s about the kids. “Our main goal is Winter 2016-17

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to develop good people, not only to develop hockey players but to develop excellent kids. More than anything we try to have fun with these kids. We’re all out there to have a good time. We want to make them hockey players for life.� To get information about playing on the team or to get a game schedule, go to wilmingtonicehawks.com. Wilmington Ice House is at 7201 Ogden Business Lane in Wilmington, (910) 686-1987; wilmingtonice.com. n

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“In a time of domestic crisis, men of goodwill and generosity should be able to unite regardless of party or politics.” – John F. Kennedy

Always one for poignant quotes, John Kennedy’s words may ring truer today than ever before. His words cut through decades to challenge us. What does it mean to be bound as a community, despite times of domestic turmoil and a bitterly divisive political campaign? In the end, are we able to show goodwill and generosity to our neighbors, no matter what we believe or what signs are in our yard? The flooding that ravished areas of North Carolina after Hurricane Matthew was our community’s opportunity to rise to Kennedy’s challenge. As the aftermath become clear, we saw that $1.5 billion of damages were done to more than 100,000 homes and buildings in the state. It was clear that our neighbors needed us. Residents in some towns clung to posts, rode boats down streets and watched water destroy everything they owned. It was our call to come forth and ignore political debates to respond to human need. And we responded, indeed. As families lost everything, schools, companies and people throughout the region did what they could to ease the suffering. While The United Way and American Red Cross were powerful agents in mobilizing the nation and providing relief support, there are unsung heroes in our own backyard who rose to Kennedy’s charge. Here are just a few examples of the way people responded to help flood victims, a small representation of the hundreds.

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When Chad Porter’s mother called to tell him the house down the road from her had 3 to 5 feet of water in it and it was still rising, Porter felt utterly useless and scared. He couldn’t get his mother out and his hometown of Lumberton was being destroyed while he watched from relatively unscathed Wilmington. A motivational speaker who has been through many challenges in his life, he has never been one to sit idly by. “I woke up Tuesday morning and I had this feeling that I had to do something,” Porter remembers. “I had a gut feeling, like I had to, that I could do, something, anything.” So Porter created a Facebook page called Recover Lumberton and began to ask for donations from his Wilmington community. With a box truck donated by Realtor Jessica Edwards and the power of social media, Porter’s goal was to fill one truck within the week to deliver to Lumberton residents. By noon on Wednesday, the truck was full. Donations were dropped off faster than Porter could sort them, and people who had come to donate stayed all day to help organize items. By the end of Wednesday, a second truck, also donated, was halfway filled. “We had five box trucks completely full by Friday,” Porter shares. “I hated to cut off donations but it was so overwhelming. Our community was simply amazing.” Days after starting his campaign, Porter and his team delivered the goods to emergency shelters at one local church and Lumberton Senior High School. Porter estimates that Winter 2016-17

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Above: Chad Porter’s Recover Lumberton project filled five box trucks with donations for flood victims.

when he arrived with the trucks, the amount of goods available at the shelter tripled. “It was one of the most humbling experiences of my life,” he says.

On a Mission The Baptists on a Mission organization launched a fullscale plan to help with long-term recovery across the area, including Lumberton. Baptists on a Mission responds to worldwide needs, but as the group is based in Cary, the flooding this time was in its own back yard. Baptists on a Mission sprang into action with 13 recovery operation sites across the state, in Robeson, Edgecombe, Lenoir and Bladen counties and other areas. The organization housed, fed and provided guidance for flood victims. As of the writing of this article, 10 of those were still functioning, solely supported by Baptists on a Mission as the Red Cross ceased on-the-ground assistance. “These are people who have a need and in many instances have lost everything they own to floodwaters,” says Tom Vannoy, state recovery disaster coordinator for Baptists on a Mission. “They couldn’t begin again without help.” Vannoy says that his organization was able to help as many people as it did due to the help of hundreds of volunteers. 64

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They had three kitchens that produced up to 80,000 meals a day, and they delivered food donated through the Red Cross to victims who couldn’t make it to a shelter. On one weekend alone, Vannoy counted 855 volunteers who came out to help. He says he couldn’t begin to count how many total volunteer hours made Baptists on a Mission’s work possible. “The sad part is that this is going to be the new normal for the [victims], it will never be back to the way it was,” he says. “We are letting them know there is hope. We are ministering to the families to help them understand what has happened.” Baptists on a Mission has begun to implement its longterm assistance plan and will be in eastern North Carolina for at least two more years, helping victims remove debris and repair their houses.

Small Examples of Big Giving Novant Health in Brunswick County collected donations of canned goods, cleaning supplies, water, toiletries and paper products that the Brunswick County Sherriff ’s Office helped distribute to hurricane victims. Their regularly scheduled Pumpkin Decorating Contest turned it into a silent auction to raise money for flood victims. In the end, they were able to donate a trailer of goods and $480. Some hospital members


This page: Novant Health employees’ pumpkindecorating contest and supply-collection drive benefited Hurricane Matthew relief.

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slept at the hospital two nights straight to ensure there were caregivers throughout the storm. “Hurricane Matthew had a significant impact on our state, and our team members stepped up to help by donating supplies to help the victims as well as financial support,” says Shelbourn Stevens, president and chief operating officer of Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center. “I am very proud of the way Novant Health team members step up to help the communities we serve, no matter the crisis. In this particular situation, our local area was very lucky to experience minimal damage, so our team members were anxious to help others who received greater impacts from the storm.” In local schools around the region, children, teachers and parents brought donations of canned goods, clothes and supplies. Kristin Edwards, a teacher at Belville Elementary School, organized donations of a plethora of goods to the Leland Fire & Rescue for distribution on behalf of the school. “After Hurricane Matthew hit, my family sought out ways to help in our community,” Edwards says. “We didn’t even as much as lose power, where so many others lost everything. We felt incredibly lucky and blessed. We wanted to help our community.” Winter 2016-17

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In her search for local relief efforts, Edwards says she happened upon a Facebook post by Leland Fire & Rescue. “I shared this information with the staff at Belville a couple of times and offered to collect and take any donations from the staff,” she says. “I was delighted, though not at all surprised, at the donations that appeared. For several days, I was greeted by bags of linens, food, clothing, etc. in my classroom that kind, thoughtful Belville Good Samaritans left for me and my children to bring to the firehouse. It was a very uplifting, humanityaffirming week. It made me proud of my community.” At Charter Day School (CDS), the need was even more immediate. Three Charter Day School families and seven Columbus Charter School families experienced loss during the hurricane. Without hesitation, word was shared and donations accepted. CDS parents raised about $1,000 and evenly disbursed the money among the three families, says CDS Social Worker Janet Tucker. The school also received donations from parents, including household cleaning items, toiletries, diapers, food items and more. Charter Day School and the Maco Depot Subway provided two weeks worth of snacks and school lunches to one of the families that had three children. The football and the cheerleading teams also provided support to one particular family, including assisting

with their repair of a roof, purchasing a new stove and helping with the cleanup of the house. For the Columbus Charter School families, parents raised $1,160 and donated Walmart gift cards to be disbursed to the families.

From Here Onward Unfortunately, however, much of the immediate disaster response has slowed, while the fact remains that flood victims will need help and assistance for years to come. Currently, the most needed task is cleaning and gutting houses irrevocably damaged by water. “Most people around Wilmington and the rest of North Carolina have kind of forgotten about it,” Porter says. “But it is going to take years…. It will make their community stronger and I am proud of what this community did. But we barely made a dent in what their needs are.” n


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The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Leland. Recognizing the continuous growth of North Brunswick County, many entrepreneurs have chosen this area as the perfect place to build a new business or expand an established one. We asked the owners of nine new Leland businesses about their decisions to open here in 2016 and about what they are offering to the community. These owners have made an investment in Leland and are excited about the future of their businesses, and we think you’ll be interested to learn about what they have to offer.

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Carolina Shores Car Wash Scott Baker Owner

2040 Olde Regent Way, Leland (910) 769-0796 info@CarolinaShoresCarWash.com

What separates you from the competition? Our staff is amazing, the tunnel is state-of-the-art, and we have great prices, unlimited monthly wash plans and a beautiful facility.

What has been your leading success so far? Hiring great people and putting the wash in the right location.

Why was 2016 the right time to open your business? Leland needed a good car wash, and we knew if we waited someone else would’ve beat us to it. When we found the right spot, we knew it was the right time.

What made Leland the ideal location for you? I’m happy to call Leland home, and I quickly noticed this service was needed shortly after moving here a few years ago.

What services or products do you offer? The best car washing experience available, with a quick and convenient three-minute wash, free vacuums with the purchase of any wash, microfiber towels and glass cleaner provided and high-pressure air guns, which no other car wash in the area offers.

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What has been the biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome? Getting the word out to people that we are now open for business.

What can we anticipate from you in the future? We will continue to improve our equipment, facility and services to meet the needs of our community.


Fat Tony’s Italian Pub at Waterford Dustin Wilcox

Director of Operations 503 Olde Waterford Way, Suite 100, Leland (910) 399-1022 manager@fattonysitalianpub.com

What services or products do you offer? We offer a large and varied menu, specializing in craft beer, craft pizza and Italian-American foods. Our menu is a nice mixture of pizza, pastas and pub food, served in a family-friendly pub-style atmosphere.

What separates you from the competition? Why was 2016 the right time to open your business? Opportunity played a large part in 2016 being the year we pulled the trigger on our second location. We had been tweaking our menu and concept for the previous two years and were really happy and excited about the reaction from our guests and our staff. We felt like we had really honed our craft and solidified an already great concept and had begun the process of feeling out new locations. Then the Waterford location presented itself and the rest is history.

What made Leland the ideal location for you? Leland seems like an up-and-coming market. We felt we could move in and fill a void in the community. It just seemed like the right time and place for us to bring our concept of craft beer and craft pizza to a burgeoning area in southeastern North Carolina.

Mainly, I’d have to say the quality of ingredients we use. We’re very particular about what goes into our pizza. We often special order ingredients, and we use a lot of locally sourced produce. The other large factor is our emphasis on craft beer, especially North Carolina–brewed craft beer. We offer more than 50 beer options with a large part of them brewed in state, and our six draft lines are entirely dedicated to N.C. brews and rotate regularly.

What has been your leading success so far? I think we’ve really knocked it out of the park with our staff. Guests have really responded to our menu and welcomed it with open arms, but I have noticed that our staff gets a lot of praise. Our staff is very new and we all hit the ground running at 110 mph, but our kitchen and waitstaff have really gelled as team and risen to the occasion. They have turned into a family-style unit, which is

very gratifying to see, as that has been important to Fat Tony’s since day one.

What has been the biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome? The single biggest challenge we’ve had to face would most definitely be trying to shake the expectations that we would be the same restaurant as the previous tenants. A lot of longtime residents had grown accustomed to a certain style of restaurant. And while that may have worked for them, for a while anyway, that is not who we are or who we want to be.

What can we anticipate from you in the future? We are in the beginning stages of a lot of fun things right now. We’re currently starting to incorporate more beer into our menu items. We love beer here, that’s for sure. So we’re going to start cooking with it more and working with local breweries from Wilmington to Southport to make it happen. We’re also starting to plan out a delivery program and also looking to start a Sunday brunch program as well.

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Hawthorne at Leland Apartment Homes Christy Loyd

Community Manager 436 Hawthorne Loop Road, Leland (910) 371-5313 hlelandapts@hrpliving.com hawthorneatleland.com

Why was 2016 the right time to open your business? With a shortage of apartment homes in Brunswick County, it was the right time based on the demand for not only rental apartments, but also luxury apartment homes with high-end interiors.

What made Leland the ideal location for you? This town is perfectly situated between the city life of Wilmington and the pristine beaches of Brunswick County. So our residents will be close to all that the area has to offer — shopping, golf, restaurants, beaches and historic landmarks. It’s the perfect mixture of relaxation, work and play.

What services or products do you offer? We are excited to announce that we are smoke free in our apartment buildings, porches and at our amenities. There will be designated smoking areas available

throughout the community. This luxurious community will offer only the best in amenities, including a 24-hour cyber café and Starbucks coffee bar, a full swing golf simulator, an expansive sun deck, resort-style swimming pool, outdoor kitchen and picnic pavilion; pet-friendly amenities including a bark park with agility equipment and pet spa bathing station; elevators in four of the 10 buildings; some garages available for rent; professional management and maintenance; and planned resident events and social activities.

What separates you from the competition? Our high-end finishes and amenities, including beautiful quartz counter tops, subway tile backsplashes, 9-foot ceilings, silver GE appliances, designer cabinetry, open floor plans and much more. Also, we really want to be a part of the community and give back to the community. Most importantly, Hawthorne Residential Partners offers the best in resident customer service with our Live It! Philosophy, in which we strive to be resident focused with resident activities and onsite management and 24-hour maintenance.

What has been your leading success so far?

Commerce. This has been invaluable to marketing to other chamber members and beginning to create relationships with everyone. We have been so thankful and pleasantly surprised at just how welcoming and receptive everyone has been in this community!

What has been the biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome? Hawthorne Residential Partners is new to Leland, so we want to let people know that Hawthorne at Leland is here and pre-leasing apartment homes. Since we are under construction and have not had an apartment to show, it’s hard for people to visualize just how beautiful and luxurious our apartment homes and amenities will be. Some of the apartment homes will be ready in January.

What can we anticipate from you in the future? We will provide an excellent living experience for our residents, with resident activities, resort-style amenities, luxurious interiors and a caring, attentive staff. We look forward to continuing to be a part of chamber and local activities and really be a part of the Leland community and surrounding areas.

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Jondough

Tucker Connette General Manager

113 Village Road, Leland (910) 769-8650 jondoughllc@gmail.com

Why was 2016 the right time to open your business? It just felt right. We wanted to be a part of the new Leland and the re-igniting of the doughnut craze.

What made Leland the ideal location for you? With the improvements on the roadways, the growth of the area and the lack of a doughnut/coffee shop that serves fresh products, we knew Leland would be right for us.

is in huge demand. One of our most popular drinks is Jondough Nitro Brew. This drink is produced by our coldsteeping process, using an exotic blend of coffees that were selected for their unique attributes. The nectar is steeped for approximately 16 hours and has added nitrogen, creating a creamy, smooth, decadent beverage.

What separates you from the competition? All of the above. We here at Jondough are on the cutting edge of a doughnut shop renaissance. There’s nothing like it. Our dough comes fresh from a mixing bowl, not a freezer like most of the big corporate competition. Plus we’re going to be delivering doughnuts. Who else does that?

What has been your leading success so far? Local demand. There’s nothing that offers anything close to what we bring to the Town of Leland.

What has been the biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome? Converting a building that was previously a bank and dry cleaner into an operational bakery. The biggest hurdles came from going through a change of use in the structure, the new International Building Code and new zoning requirements.

What can we anticipate from you in the future? Rapid growth and popularity.

What services or products do you offer? We offer a drive-thru window and delivery for our doughnuts, coffee, specialty coffee drinks, bagels, smoothies and muffins. In addition to our staple items, we also have a couple signature items, such as our foot-long doughnut and our Stuff-in-muffin. The Stuff-in-muffin is a triple chocolate delicacy infused with a double shot of our special espresso blend. This muffin

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The Joyce Irish Pub & Grill Laura Richardson General Manager

1174 Turlington Avenue, Leland (910) 408-1400 thejoyceirishpub.com

Why was 2016 the right time to open your business? We looked at opening a restaurant in a Leland location a few years ago, but 2016 seemed to be the right time because of the continued interest in the area for new homeowners and businesses.

What made Leland the ideal location for you? Brunswick Forest specifically seemed to be the best fit for what we wanted; the commercial area has seen tremendous growth over the past year, and the future growth plans are amazing.

What services or products do you offer? The Joyce is an Irish pub with an authentic menu, 26 beers on tap and the largest variety of whiskey in the Leland area. During the warmer weather months, we have a large patio that features an outside bar, TVs and live music every Friday night. The Joyce is a great place to watch your favorite sport on TV with your 76

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friends or even to come enjoy a quick lunch or dinner. We will debut a new menu in January as well as a rapid lunch menu that will appeal to people on their lunch breaks.

What separates you from the competition? There are no other restaurants like ours at the moment, which allows us to create and customize your dining experience. As we continue to grow, we are finding that we can fine-tune our business to appeal to everyone.

What has been your leading success so far? Our outdoor patio has been a fantastic success; with the large seating area and outside bar, it offers something that isn’t currently available anywhere else in Leland. On Friday nights, we have live music that changes weekly to bring a little bit of every genre musically from the oldies to cover bands. We have also had success with some of our signature and traditional dishes. The owner is from

England, and he personally tested every menu item to make sure it was as close as if you were across the pond yourself.

What has been the biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome? Irish food tends to be much heartier, and our menu includes those things such as our shepherd’s pie and steak and Guinness Pie that are traditional staples but tend to do better in colder months. We want to keep an Irish feel to our menus, while appealing to everyday eating with lighter options.

What can we anticipate from you in the future? We are always looking forward to the future. We believe we have something special here with our restaurant and we want to make it a destination for all to enjoy. With The Joyce we are trying to give customers the perfect pub atmosphere.


Flights Wine, Craft Beer & Food Laura Richardson General Manager

1174 Turlington Avenue, Leland (910) 408-1402 flightswinebar.com

Why was 2016 the right time to open your business? A great mix of people call Leland home, from younger college kids to retired individuals who have moved here because of everything that the area has to offer. We feel our restaurant concept appeals to all of these people.

What made Leland the ideal location for you? With the continuous growth that Leland has seen in the past few years, it made sense to open Flights, which brings a new dining and drinking concept to the area.

working on putting together wine and beer clubs that will offer tastings, specials and dinners. We will also feature specialty menus for holidays.

What separates you from the competition? The Flights menu is much different than any other restaurant in Leland. Even if you have specific dietary preferences or consider yourself a “picky” eater, we have something on our menu that you will enjoy. We have a vegetarian dish on every menu because we know the importance of having something for everyone.

What has been your leading success so far? Variety. Flights has a unique menu with an upscale feel, and we have a large variety of wines by the glass and bottle as well as six craft beers on draft and a cooler with a variety of craft bottles. Customers also like our featured wine

tastings with vendors that can not only educate, but also help you to understand the process of wine making.

What has been the biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome? The biggest challenge we have so far for Flights has been letting people know that we are a casual dining environment that is welcoming to any and all kinds of eaters.

What can we anticipate from you in the future? We believe we have something special here with our two restaurants and we want to make them destination places for all to enjoy. With Flights we are trying to give Leland a casual dining experience unlike any other on this side of the bridge. We will continue to specialize in wonderful food choices, excellent wine selections and outstanding beers.

What services or products do you offer? Flights features craft beer, wine and a full menu that changes seasonally. It is a lovely space to hold small meetings or dinner parties, and we offer a customized menu to make your experience unique. We are currently

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Legacy Homes by Bill Clark Design Center Annah Norris

Director of Sales and Marketing 1174 Turlington Avenue, Suite 203 (910) 363-1682 mylegacy@billclarkhomes.com legacyhomesbybillclark.com

Why was 2016 the right time to open your business? The Legacy Homes by Bill Clark Design Center was a labor of love for me. After years of growing our custom business, 2016 was the perfect year to make our Design Center a reality. Now customers are greeted with an inviting, functional space to meet with our design consultants, who guide them through the selection process. The end result is that our customers’ home meets their desired vision and budget.

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What services/products do you offer? A division of award-winning regional homebuilder Bill Clark Homes, Legacy Homes by Bill Clark is focused on building quality homes with each customer’s lifestyle in mind. Exceptional craftsmanship and thoughtful design blend with highly individualized service to make the building process enjoyable for Legacy customers.

What separates you from the competition? We are customer centered and do everything possible to achieve our customers’ visions. Our dedicated team of sales executives, project coordinators and designers guide our customers toward creating the home that’s right for them. Legacy Homes by Bill Clark sets itself apart by offering our customers many choices: move directly into a completed home; choosing from a portfolio of home plans; customizing one of our many home plans; or designing a truly custom home.

What has been your leading success so far? The new Legacy Homes by Bill Clark Design Center has been a successful

addition to our building process. The center was created to spark our customers’ imaginations! The comfortable space allows customers to enjoy the home-selection process, and by working with skilled Design Consultants, the end result is a tailored home plan that blends personal design touches for a unique and special home.

What has been the biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome? Keeping up with the demand. We’ve seen such positive growth already in the last few years. However, we sometimes end up with several appointments at once. The energy and excitement of the selection process is often heightened by this fad. We always try to keep it fun.

What can we anticipate from you in the future? We’re looking forward to continued growth and expansion in many additional communities in southeastern North Carolina. We are also excited about the debut of our Ideal Living Idea Home in Compass Pointe this spring.


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Swell Vision Center

so it just made perfect sense to open up in Brunswick Forest.

Optometrist and Owner

What services or products do you offer?

1174 Turlington Avenue, Suite 104, Leland

We offer comprehensive glasses and contact lens eye examinations, medical eye care (i.e., macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes, etc.), emergency eye examinations, a fullservice optical boutique and an awesome eye-exam experience! We have all of the latest technology in the industry to diagnose, monitor and treat a wide range of eye diseases, including macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy. We take great pride in becoming an integral part of not just eye health, but also overall systemic health.

Dr. Craig Scibal

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Why was 2016 the right time to open your business? I knew that I wanted to open an independent optometry office as soon as I got out of school. The way the pieces fell it just so happened to be in 2016. And after looking at the population trend of Brunswick County over the past several years, I’m glad it was in 2016. I’m excited at the opportunity to grow with the community.

What made Leland the ideal location for you? Being born and raised in Morehead City, N.C., I knew that I was interested in opening somewhere on the eastern coast of North Carolina. My brother went to school at UNCW and had heard nothing but good things about the area. Also, after looking at the growth rate of Brunswick County, I was certain that the area was underserved in the eye-care industry. I love eastern North Carolina

Our optical boutique features a beautiful showroom that showcases more than 400 different pieces from all over the world. We also offer the latest designs in ophthalmic lenses, including digitally surfaced single vision and progressive lenses.

What separates you from the competition? The experience. Our goal is to absolutely wow you with our personalized customer service and overall experience. Oh, and we are dog-friendly, serve complimentary craft beer/wine and you get to select your own music to listen to while in the office.

What has been your leading success so far? I feel like a lot of people appreciate the extra effort and time that goes into their visit. It’s not just an in-and-out type visit that most come to expect. Oftentimes, people leave so excited and eager to tell their friends/family and that is the greatest compliment that can be given to us!

What has been the biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome? The biggest challenge so far is how to let people know about us. As a brandnew, independent practice, it’s tough spreading the word. Thankfully so far we’ve had some amazing patients who have recommended our services to their friends and family and we can’t thank them enough. We are exploring some different marketing techniques and look forward to growing.

What can we anticipate from you in the future? Much more of the same. We hope to continue to grow as the Brunswick County area grows as well. We will continue to provide exceptional, personalized customer service and be active in the community. We are always adding new frame lines and equipment so feel free to stop in and meet the team.

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Waterford Wellness Dr. Nathan Christie Doctor and Owner

1003 Olde Waterford Way Suite 1-C, Leland (910) 376-8118 askme@waterford-wellness.com waterford-wellness.com

Why was 2016 the right time to open your business? All the stars lined up just right. Leland is growing and maturing into a fantastic town, and we anticipate that it will become one of the top towns in the state in a few short years. We wanted to get in on the ground floor to help it develop into just that.

What made Leland the ideal location for you? We love Leland because it is up-andcoming. It is booming with new construction and attracting more people and businesses. It is also convenient to everything, from Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington to Southport and all of the beaches. Everyone has to drive right past us to go into Wilmington, so why not stop here first?

What services or products do you offer? We are a medical spa and wellness clinic. We offer medical aesthetics, including Botox, dermal fillers, chemical peels, facials and medical-grade skin care. Additionally, we offer laser hair removal, photo rejuvenation, and VanquishMe™ body sculpting. As part of the wellness aspect, we offer medical weight loss, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, acupuncture, and concierge pain and addiction management.

What separates you from the competition? We are the first and only medical spa in Leland. Our skin-care line is very highly rated. Our VanquishMe™ Body Sculpting is showing better results in belly, back and thigh fat reduction than its main competitor, CoolSculpt, and we are the only clinic in the greater Wilmington area trained and certified in Vanquish treatment. We also are maintaining a 100% success rate with our weight-loss program!

What has been the biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome? Getting the word out to the community that we’re here and we’re excited to be a part of a warm, welcoming and growing community. We offer services and modalities that you can’t get anywhere else, not even in Wilmington. It saddens us when we learn people are going into Wilmington and receiving services that are older and less effective (especially with weight loss, hormones and body sculpting) because they didn’t know about us!

What can we anticipate from you in the future? Watch for us to host fun and exciting special events and work to support the people and businesses in Leland to build it into a healthy, safe and inviting town. Our aim is to be the best medical spa and wellness clinic in the county and greater Wilmington area. Everyone gets a 5-star experience. n

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What’s New

Growing to Serve The new Brunswick Center at Leland will serve North Brunswick’s ever-expanding population of seniors.

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Every weekday just after the doors open at 8 am, local seniors file into the Brunswick Center at Leland for coffee, billiards and the news before joining in any one of the many daily activities. So many are coming, in fact, that the center, which is housed in an old public school building on Village Road, is quickly outgrowing its space. “It is wonderful to see a steady increase in the area seniors who enjoy our programs and services,” says Jim Fish, president and CEO of Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. (BSRI), which operates the three senior centers in Brunswick County, including the one in Leland. Established in February 2002, BSRI is a not-for-profit public charity. “Our mission is to promote the well-being and enhance the quality of life for all senior adults in Brunswick County,” Fish says. “We accomplish this by Right: Brunswick delivering programs County’s three and services that senior centers, including a new encourage independence facility in Leland, as well as participation offer everything in the local community.” from Meals Decades of research on Wheels to show that individuals fitness classes. and families who are able to age in place in their own communities and own homes are healthier and happier. BSRI was chartered to be the lead resource for adults older than age 60 in the county and to host to a list of services, including Meals on Wheels, Case Management Services, Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) assistance, educational outreach, transportation services, health and

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fitness programs, and more. For instance, BSRI serves more than 100,000 meals annually. With the Leland area growing at an accelerated pace, BSRI recognizes the need to keep up with the rapid growth of Brunswick County. Nearly half of the county population is older than age 50, and the need for services has expanded. So much so that in February 2016 BSRI broke ground on its first-ever new construction project. The new, two-story, 13,000-square-foot Brunswick Center at Leland is located at the corner of Village Road and Town Hall Drive, near the Leland Library and Leland Town Hall. The new center is expected to open in February 2017. The facility will operate Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm and serve nearly 500 in-house (congregate) meals each day and deliver more than 1,000 meals to home-bound seniors with the help of local volunteers and the Meals on Wheels Program. The facility, which is a North Carolina Certified Senior Center of Excellence, serves residents in all of the northern Brunswick County communities, including Leland, Woodburn, Waterford, Navassa, Northwest, Belville, Brunswick Forest, Sandy Creek and Magnolia Greens, as well as many rural communities. “The center promises to provide a vibrant, action-packed combination of a local fitness center with senior-friendly equipment, a volunteering headquarters, an educational training center, a transportation hub, and a tasty dining locale,” Fish says. “It will provide seniors the social, physical, emotional and intellectual resources they need to remain healthy and safe in their own homes for as long as possible.” With the grand opening of the new facility, a change in food services for all BSRI facilities is in the works. The organization is teaming with award-winning Wilmington-based Chef Ryan Gibbs to train all center employees to prepare fresh meals that include a variety of local ingredients. “The eat-local movement is inspiring us to change the way BSRI serves meals,” Fish says. “It is important that our seniors have access to fresh food that is not only very nutritious, but delicious as well.” 86

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The kitchen in the new Leland facility was funded through grants and donations. The Cape Fear Memorial Foundation provided for kitchen upgrades at the Southport and Shallotte centers. The full-service commercial kitchens make it possible to not only better serve the senior participants by providing fresher meals, but also expand services. “BSRI is able to now provide full services for events and fundraisers, to offer Food Preparation and Safety courses, and provide hands-on Nutrition Education to seniors throughout Brunswick County,” Fish says. No longer relying on an outside vendor, BSRI will prepare meals in house, allowing for greater f lexibility and total control. Previously, meals were prepared in a central location by a private vendor and then transported to centers for distribution to sites and to homebound seniors. Because of the long distances travelled, freshness was a challenge. “Now, meals will be served fresh in house and delivered fresh as well,” Fish says. BSRI will coordinate with local farmers and growers to introduce locally grown vegetables and fruits into the meal preparation. Once the word gets out that BSRI is improving the quality of its food services, Fish expects more referrals from local doctors and that means more seniors will be visiting. “We then hope they find themselves engaged in other services, programs and activities,” he says. “Most importantly, controlling food services by cooking regionally allows us to meet our goal of serving more seniors without having to place any senior on a waiting list for services.” Fish reflects on BSRI’s growth with a smile. “We are extremely grateful to our local community leaders, Brunswick County Administration, Brunswick County Commissioners and our Board of Directors for their continued support of BSRI and for carrying out the legacy of Brunswick County’s vision, improving the future for all seniors in our communities,” he says. For more information about Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. or to make a donation, visit BSRINC.org or call (910) 754-2300. All financial contributions are tax deductible. n


Above: Jim Fish, president and CEO of Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc., strives to deliver programs and services that encourage senior independence and social engagement.

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Wrestling Champion Marc Mero Speaks to Local Teens Former WCW and WWE wrestling champion Marc Mero spoke to teens and preteens in local schools from October 4 through 7. Founder of the nonprofit organization Champion of Choices, Inc., Mero is a motivational speaker who uses video messages and stories of his personal experiences to help kids make good choices in their teen years. His gift of storytelling combined with a powerful message engages audiences around the nation and helps point people of all ages in a new, purpose-driven direction. Mero elaborated on why it is critical to make the right decisions and explained the repercussions of making the wrong ones. He believes youth can be easily influenced, especially at the middle school age, and stressed that it’s important to talk to kids about safe choices. He talked about the desire to make friends and fit in and falling victim to peer pressure. Mero’s Time is Now Tour offers an important message of hope and positivity, and his book, “How to be the Happiest Person on the Planet” has appeared on several national TV shows. Walmart and local Walmart manager Sean Pope helped bring the tour to the area. Mero visited West Brunswick High School, Shallotte Middle School, Waccamaw Middle School, Cedar Grove Middle School, South Brunswick High School, South Brunswick Middle School, North Brunswick High School and Leland Middle School on his tour. Photography: Contributed

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Cape Fear Seafood Company and Tropical Smoothie Café Groundbreaking A pair of new restaurants broke ground in the Waterford Development at 143 Poole Road in Belville on December 7. Evans Trawick, owner of Cape Fear Seafood Company, and Brandon Korman, owner of a Tropical Smoothie Café franchise, put their shovels in the dirt with Belville Mayor Mike Allan. The 13,000-square-foot building will house the third Cape Fear Seafood Company for Trawick as well as the third Tropical Smoothie Cafe franchise for Korman. The move marks the second expansion in a year for the restaurateurs, who both opened properties at the Bayshore Commons shopping plaza in northern New Hanover County. Cape Fear Seafood Company is slated to open in late spring 2017, with Tropical Smoothie Cafe to follow later that summer. The mixed-use building will also have a second floor of office space. Trawick anticipates bringing 40 to 45

new jobs, and Korman anticipates bringing 20 to 25 new jobs to the Belville area. For diners who associate Brunswick County with Calabashstyle fried fish platters, Cape Fear Seafood Company can satisfy that demand, but the upscale eatery will provide the area with a date night-worthy dining destination as well, with a chef-driven menu featuring local catch and produce. Cape Fear Seafood Company will serve lunch and dinner and possibly brunch. Tropical Smoothie Café will offer all-day breakfast wraps and flatbreads as well as smoothies and lunch items, including salads, sandwiches and bowls. Photography: Contributed

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Harrington Village Ground Breaking Harrington Village Holdings, LLC, led by D Logan of Logan Homes, and the Town of Leland celebrated the groundbreaking for Harrington Village and Harrington Square on November 3. The first of its kind in Leland, Harrington Village will be an upscale urban town center with retail and residential development inside the city limits of Leland. The $32 million, 19-acre development sits just north of Village Road on one of the most traveled intersections in the area, with more than 60,000 cars passing the location every day. This development represents the largest amount of commercial space to be constructed within the city of Leland in the last 20 years. Planners anticipate that the project will lead Leland to a traditional city landscape with a walking downtown similar to Mayfaire Town Centre and Lumina Station in neighboring New Hanover County. The residential component of the new development, Harrington Village, will offer 309 garden-style, one, twoand three-bedroom apartments along with a high-end amenity package that includes a pool, a fitness area, an amenity club building, a playground and a neighborhood dog park. Harrington Square, the retail offering in the development, consists of approximately 30,000 square feet of retail and office space. Photography: Contributed

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Bikes, Boots & BBQ The third annual event took place on October 29 at Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville and featured a barbecue contest and tasting, a motorcycle ride, and a judged motorcycle and rat rod show. The day was warm and sunny, perfect weather for the all of the popular events and cook-off. The event featured the Butts BBQ Contest and the Pros vs. The Joe’s BBQ Battle, along with live music, a pumpkincarving contest, a play zone for kids, a dunk tank fundraiser and a body ink contest. Step Up For Soldiers led the motorcycle ride, which began at Beach House Harley Davidson and ended at Brunswick Riverwalk. Keep a lookout for details on the fourth annual event in the fall of 2017. Photography: Contributed

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Veterans Day Breakfast On November 11 North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Veterans Day Breakfast at Leland Cultural Arts Center. Volunteers came out to serve the veterans breakfast and provide them with swag bags. The chamber thanks all of the volunteers who helped set up this event and, of course, all of the veterans who have served our country. Photography: Contributed

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Grand Opening at Carolina Shores Car Wash On October 21 Carolina Shores Car Wash held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting celebration at its new location at 2040 Olde Regent Way in Leland. Carolina Shores Car Wash is a family-owned and -operated car wash located off Highway 17 in front of the Waterford Shopping Center in Leland. They offer a car wash in under three minutes, free vacuums included with any wash and have monthly unlimited wash plans. Photography: Contributed

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Woodworking Club also built two wooden Buddy Benches for the gardens. The students (and adults) enjoyed putting colorful handprints on them. This project helps students take more pride in their school and take ownership of it. The Action for Success Program is sponsored by Communities In Schools of Brunswick County and Brunswick County Schools. Photography: Contributed

On October 28 Brunswick Community College Foundation (BCCF) celebrated its 2016–17 donors and scholars with the Annual Donor & Scholar Luncheon in the Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatics Center. Donors and scholars met to take pictures celebrating their accomplishments. With a crowd of close to 200 donors, scholars and members of BCC’s staff, the room was full of excitement and the words of individuals stories flowed through the room. With a delicious lunch catered by Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q, Student Ambassador Kayde Brown began the program with an invocation. After a welcome by BCC President Dr. Susanne Adams, Director of Resource Development Elina DiCostanzo presented three awards: two Fundraisers of the Year and Donor of the Year. The Fundraiser of the Year awards were presented to Jean Miller for her continuous dedication and inspiring work raising funds for the Jean Burdick Miller RN, Nursing Scholarship and to ATMC for one of the fastest scholarships to ever be endowed in the foundation. Donor of the Year was presented to Carolyn Felton, immediate past president of the foundation and Bella Italia’s Platinum Sponsor. Felton’s gracious donations of not only financials, but also of time and service to the foundation played a key role in her being chosen for this award. Photography: Contributed

Leland Middle School Students Participate in CIS Action for Success Program

The students in the Action for Success Program at Leland Middle School have been working this year on a community service project to help make their three school gardens more beautiful. With help from the North Brunswick Kiwanis Club, the students and adults are cleaning up debris, pruning, planting new plants and putting down pine straw. The Brunswick Forest

CDS Teacher Named NCSTA’s Middle School Distinguished Teacher of 2016 The N.C. Science Teacher’s Association has selected Charter Day School’s David Johnson to receive its 2016 Distinguished Service Award for middle school. NCSTA selects one recipient each year for the elementary, middle and high categories. Johnson received the award at a banquet in Greensboro. He is a seventh grade teacher at Charter Day School, a 950-student public charter school in Leland. Photography: Contributed

YWCA Lower Cape Fear’s Fluid Recovery Program Receives $8,000 from Cape Fear Memorial Foundation YWCA Lower Cape Fear is pleased to announce that Cape Fear Memorial Foundation granted $8,000 in support of Fluid Recovery. Fluid Recovery is a progressive water and Pilates fitness program developed for breast cancer survivors in New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender and Columbus counties. Thanks to continued support from Cape Fear Memorial Foundation, the program is offered free of charge to individuals who are in any stage of recovery and survivorship. Fluid Recovery focuses on the entire body, with emphasis on the areas affected by breast cancer surgeries and treatments. The program provides gentle Pilates-based exercises and relaxation techniques in the water and on land. Classes are led by creator/instructor Lori Manship, a certified water and Pilates professional. Each class consists of warm up, range of motion, aerobic conditioning and cool down exercises. According to the American Cancer Society, exercise helps decrease the side effects of breast cancer surgery and gets patients back to their daily activities. YWCAs throughout the Winter 2016-17

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country have been providing water fitness programs for more than 30 years in which gentle, supportive approaches have been successful in helping breast cancer patients restore mobility, flexibility and confidence. The YWCA Lower Cape Fear has been offering Fluid Recovery since June 2013 with support from Cape Fear Memorial Foundation. Fluid Recovery is ongoing and offered year round. The program is always accepting new individuals to join. A completed Fluid Recovery Packet with doctors’ permission is required before beginning the program.

WWAY Anchor Randy Aldridge Served as Honorary Chair for Bella Italia Brunswick Community College Foundation (BCCF) was thrilled to have WWAY Anchor Randy Aldridge as the Honorary Chair for Bella Italia, BCCF’s 2016 signature formal event. BCCF wanted to stay close to home with their Honorary Chair, choosing a prominent figure in the community and a Brunswick County native. A Brunswick County native, Aldridge was born and raised in Southport. He has roots in the area that go back more than five generations between Brunswick and New Hanover counties. As a South Brunswick High School and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduate, Aldridge provides a perfect role model for Brunswick County locals. After exploring the United States in various roles, he came back to the Cape Fear area in 2010 to join WWAY as host of a weekly home segment called “Randy to the Rescue.” In 2012 he became the host of “Your Hometown,” showcasing businesses throughout the area. He currently anchors Good Morning Carolina alongside Ashley Sturm. Aldridge attended Bella Italia with his husband, David. Bella Italia took place on November 12 at the South Brunswick Islands Center, sponsored in part by Platio Sponsor Carolyn Felton. The evening began with a wine tasting from Palagetto Winery followed by hors d’oeuvres and an entrée from Angelo’s Pizzeria and Bistro and dessert, including cannoli from Sugar Confections. A cash bar serving beer and wine was available throughout the night. A live auction was conducted by Aldridge later that evening. Photography: Contributed

Women in Philanthropy and Leadership of Brunswick Host 2016 Annual Meeting On the evening of October 13, Women in Philanthropy and Leadership of Brunswick (WPLB) hosted their 2016 Annual

Meeting in the Virginia Williamson Event Center. An organization of women making philanthropic investments in the next generation of female leaders, WPLB comes together once a year to mingle and enjoy good food and wine, but most importantly to meet the recipients of their scholarships. Every member of the WPLB pays a $100 membership fee, which is applied to a scholarship pool for females attending BCC. This year, WPLB awarded $5,000. The evening began with a welcome from Pat Tucker, president of WPLB. During the dinner, the 2016 scholarship recipients spoke about their journeys and how the scholarship provided by WPLB has impacted them. Danielle Ford, Katie Evans, Chelcie Cruce, Victoria Stanley and Sally Bessy were the five recipients of the scholarship. Four of the scholarship recipients are enrolled in the associate’s degree of Nursing Program, and one is enrolled in the associate’s in Applied Science Computer Information Technology. Their stories ranged from being a young mother struggling to get by to losing a parent at a young age and being raised by a single father, but they all had one thing in common: They overcame their obstacles and are on a path to success. After the presentation from the scholarship recipients were presentations from the various committees: middle school mentoring and i.a.e., nursing mentoring, scholarships and membership. The middle school mentoring and i.a.e. group dedicates their time to at-risk middle school girls, mentoring and spending time giving the young ladies a voice. The nursing mentoring group takes pride in the future nurses currently enrolled at Brunswick Community College, dedicating their time to provide experiences such as live test subjects during nursing lab simulations. The scholarship committee devotes their efforts to picking the most deserving women who applied for their scholarship and allocating the funds. The membership committee is the link to the community, spreading the good word about what WPLB does and encouraging others to join the worthy cause.

ORCA Visits BCC Campus for Nursing Lab Simulation Demonstration Nurses impact the lives of everyone they touch. The Ocean Ridge-David Kelly Nursing Endowment, the result of fundraising efforts by the Ocean Ridge Charities Association (ORCA), helps second-year nursing students maintaining a 3.0 or higher GPA while studying at BCC. The nursing scholarship originated by David Kelly, in memory of two of his sisters, who were both in the medical field. On October 12, seven members of ORCA visited the campus of Brunswick Community College to see a live demonstration of the Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN) program’s new nursing simulation lab. Barbra Mankey, director of the ADN program, and Elina DiCostanzo, director of resource development at Brunswick Community College Foundation (BCCF), greeted Winter 2016-17

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the guests and gave them a brief synopsis of the program and what it has to offer. Currently, the ADN program has 28 firstyear students and 24 second-year students. The program aims to graduate practicing nurses who have jobs lined up before they graduate. Additionally, 100 percent of the graduates over the past two years have successfully passed the NCLEX on their first attempt.

BCCF Receives QENO Grant Brunswick Community College Foundation (BCCF) received the Quality Enhancement for Nonprofit Organizations (QENO) in September. The grant is a collaboration between UNCW, various area funders, civic leaders and other community groups to help build the capability of nonprofit organizations and grow philanthropy. BCCF was awarded 20 hours of coaching through the grant to provide advanced board development training. Andy Atkinson will be the QENO coach for BCCF. The QENO Coaching will go over areas such as: How to stay mission driven, strategic thinking, the ethos of transparency, compliance with integrity, sustaining resources, intentional board practices, and revitalization. The first round of coaching will run over a three-day period with each session lasting two hours. QENO was developed in 2006 through the efforts of local funders, community leaders and UNCW faculty and administrators from the Masters in Public Administration (MPA) program. The program aims to make nonprofits more effective in multiple ways to increase the philanthropic culture of the local community. With the help of QENO, many nonprofits ranging from Sampson County to Onslow County to Brunswick County have become more effective and efficient in supporting their cause and achieving their goals. BCCF hopes to add to the QENO success rate and be able to support more students.

JDRF Coastal Carolina Branch One Walk™ Raises Funds for Type 1 Diabetes Research To raise awareness of the disease and funds for research, local businesses families and advocates joined children and adults living with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) for the JDRF One Walk™, hosted by the Coastal Carolina Branch on November 13 at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) campus. JDRF One Walk is one of more than 200 community walks nationwide focused on a single goal: creating a world without T1D. “Those who volunteer, support and work alongside JDRF show unmatched encouragement for those living with this serious disease,” said Greg Darrow, chair of the JDRF Coastal Carolina Branch board of directors and father of Kortney Darrow, 32, who has T1D. “One Walk is a great opportunity to help the 1.25 million people living with Type 1 diabetes

and make a real difference for those directly impacted in our community.” Participants of the walk enjoyed music, food and fun for an important cause. Since 1992, One Walk has raised more than $1 billion for T1D research nationwide. For more information about One Walk, visit coastalcarolina.jdrf.org.

Ground Operations Film Screening: We Dig Vets Who Dig Food On December 2 many people gathered on the USS NORTH CAROLINA Battleship to support veterans and local food. The Ground Operations film-screening event was meant to raise awareness about veteran farming locally and nationwide with a chance to meet and greet with some local veteran farmers and other local food movers and shakers. The Ground Operations documentary tells the story of veterans finding post-war relief by combating food insecurities through farming. A local short film called Harvesting a Movement was shown prior to the feature film. It highlights local food organizations such as Feast Down East, LINC and the Food Bank of CENC. A delicious, local dinner was provided by UNCW Catering and local beer and wine came from Wilmington Brewing Company and Silver Coast Winery, respectively. Tickets were $25 for the general public and $15 for veterans and active military. Ticket price included the feature film, the local short film, a dinner and drink ticket, open touring of the ship, and a meet and greet prior to the film. A portion of the ticket sales was donated to The Patriot Farmer Foundation of Veteran Owned, Veteran Grown and The Warrior Ride. Veteran Owned, Veteran Grown is a group of military veterans whose mission is to provide safe, healthy and sustainable meats, eggs and produce for American consumers. This Patriot Farmer Foundation assists veterans with start-up and sustainable farming needs and provides medical support to members suffering from issues related to PTSD and traumatic brain injuries. The Warrior Ride is a nonprofit organization based out of Oak Island whose missions is rehabilitation for injured war heroes by using adaptive bicycling and morale building events to help veterans take pride in the skills they have and redefine their capabilities.

A Stroll Through Christmas Past at Bellamy Mansion On December 10 the Bellamy Mansion Museum and the Burgwin-Wright House hosted a festive evening filled with holiday decorations, live music, period costumes, a petting zoo and refreshments. There was even a visit with Father Christmas. On December 19 and 20 Bellamy Mansion was decked out in its Christmas finest for Nights of Lights at the Bellamy Mansion Museum, in which everyone enjoyed a casual stroll through the mansion to see fine Victorian decorations. Winter 2016-17

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BCC Women’s Basketball Receives Donation from BF Pickleball Paddles

On November 11, the inaugural Dolphin Pickleball Tournament kicked off at Brunswick Community College’s (BCC) Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatics Center. The tournament, a three-day event, hosted several pickleball players from various Brunswick County communities. The most important part of the tournament was that they were raising money for the BCC Women’s Basketball team. On November 29, Richard Holloman of BF Pickleball Paddles presented a check for $1,176 to Joe Gaughan, head women’s basketball coach at BCC. The proceeds will go toward the team’s $5,000 goal. “We need to raise $5,000 to make ends meet for the women’s team this season,” says Coach Gaughan. Alongside Coach Gaughan at the check presentation were players Bri Jones, Am Houston, Lauren Jenkins, Dellasia Freeman and Sydney Harrison. Overall, the tournament was a huge success and many hope that it becomes an annual event. Photography: Contributed

ORCA Donates $2,000 from Casino Night for Charity to BCCF In September of 2016, Ocean Ridge Charities Association (ORCA) and Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. (BSRI) hosted Casino Night for Charity to benefit local nonprofit organizations. Proceeds from the event were split between ORCA and BSRI. ORCA donated their half of the proceeds to Lower Cape Fear Hospice and the Brunswick Community College Foundation (BCCF). On October 26, ORCA presented a check in the amount of $2,000 to BCCF in support of the Ocean Ridge-David Kelly Nursing Endowment that is set to help second-year nursing students who have maintained a 3.0 or higher GPA while studying at BCC. The latest $2,000 donation has brought the total endowment to $34,783.06. 118

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Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center Hosts Glitz, Glamour and Glow

Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center hosted Glitz, Glamour and Glow — a wine tasting, shopping and beauty event exclusively for women — on October 29. Attendees had an opportunity to try unique wines and shop with local retailers. Local beauty and health experts were also on-site. All funds raised from Glitz, Glamour and Glow will benefit women in the Brunswick community. The funds will support the Novant Health Foundation Brunswick Medical Center breast health fund, which provides mobile mammography, financial assistance for mammography screening and comfort items to newly diagnosed women. Photography: Contributed

North Carolina Christmas Parade and Festival The 24th annual North Carolina Christmas Festival and Parade took place on December 10 at Leland Town Hall Park. It began at 10 am and followed Town Hall Drive, from Division Drive to the BB&T entrance way. Immediately following the Christmas parade was the Christmas Festival, which lasted until 4 pm. Food vendors, children’s entertainment, music and holiday performances were a hit at the free event.


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