Don't forget...

that Britt's Donuts opens tomorrow (Sat, 3/31) at 8:30 am! We know you've been wondering, "When does Britt's Donuts open for the 2012 season?" Well, the wait is almost over. Yum!


Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce Announces Destination Travel Website Redesign

The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the re-launch of PleasureIslandNC.org, the destination travel website with a focus on over four hundred chamber member businesses located in Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and the greater Wilmington NC area.  The site is also a resource for information about chamber and area events, sights to see, and visitor information.

Carolina Beach, N.C., March 2012 (PleasureIslandNC.org) - Visitors to PleasureIslandNC.org will find a new look to greet them this spring.  The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce,  the organization behind PleasureIslandNC.org, have created a redesign that provides a more dynamic look and functionality as well as helps promote member businesses, area events, and resources both on and off the island.

Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Historic Fort Fisher are the beach towns south of Wilmington, N.C. that make up Pleasure Island.  In addition to being vibrant, year-round communities, these North Carolina beach towns are also popular vacation destinations for our neighbors in Raleigh, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Jacksonville, and other North Carolina cities and for our friends in the Midwest and northeast.  The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce is committed to supporting and promoting local businesses and to promoting Pleasure Island as a visitor destination and a great place to do business.

The website redesign project strives to bring member businesses more to the forefront of the site, with opportunities for members to add detailed information about their business, including photos, coupons, or a menu for restaurants.  Members will have control of their pages so they can add information as desired, such as special promotions or discounts, in addition to the basic contact information that is already included for each member.

The Chamber has also added the opportunity for a more robust visitor experience.  Visitors to PleasureIslandNC.org can browse through the Where to Eat, Where to Play, Where to Stay, and Local Business directories and add any of the results to "My Visit."  They will be prompted to create an account where they can save all of the hotel options, restaurants, and attractions that interest them to easily access again at any time.

The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce website is a comprehensive resource and guide to the Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Historic Fort Fisher area in southeastern North Carolina.  Chamber members are based in Pleasure Island, Wilmington, Leland, Castle Hayne, and beyond.  The website redesign was handled by two local businesses and chamber members, Blu Zeus Interactive Marketing (Web Designer) and Wilmington SEO & Marketing, Inc. (Coordination and Search Engine Optimization), both located in Wilmington, N.C.

To view and interact with the new website, visit http://www.PleasureIslandNC.org.


Gail McCloskey
Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce
1121 N. Lake Park Blvd.
Carolina Beach, NC  28428



Spotlight On Business—Joy Construction Co.

Family owned and operated since it’s founding in 1968, Joy Construction Company is renowned for striving for perfection in each and every project. We have established our outstanding reputation as quality builders with an eye for detail due to the meticulous care that we put into each project. Diligence, thoughtfulness and expertise are the foundations of Joy Construction, and show through in our finished results.

As certified Green builders, we keep an eye on the future as well as the environment; backed up by over 4 decades and a wide range of construction experience including commercial, residential and remodeling.

During 2010, we expanded our offices to Charleston, SC. So we are now proud to serve the entire state of South Carolina with our two offices in Seneca/Greenville and Charleston. Than in Nov 2011 we opened our new office in Carolina Beach, NC. We look very much forward to extending our 43 years into a long and successful future, building on our existing relationships with homeowners and businesses alike.

As our company continues to grow and be passed on to future generations, we will stay strong to our
foundations as a family business that prides itself on quality and care for each client, above and beyond other builders. Call us to turn your dreams into reality, and see for yourself why Joy Construction Company has earned it’s infallible reputation.

Joy Construction Co.
Joy Rampy, CEO
Sid Rampy, President


Spotlight On Business—Custom Colors Paint & Decorating

Custom Colors Paint & Decorating has been servicing the Wilmington and surrounding communities since 1988 from our four conveniently located stores, offering the best paint in the industry, as well as quality flooring by the nation’s leading manufacturers.

Benjamin Moore, a company that has been dreaming in color since 1883, is nationally recognized as the best paint on the market. Offered up in a wide array of finishes and price points for the customer’s needs, Moore features the Regal line and the innovative eco-friendly lines of Aura with color lock and Natura with no VOCs. If your walls aren’t spectacular with the brilliant fade-resistant colors by Benjamin Moore, come in and let our professional staff assist you today!

With your new stunning wall colors, you can complete the beautification of your home with a wide array of floors; carpet, hardwoods, ceramic tile, and vinyl by industry leading manufacturers such as Mohawk, Shaw, Milliken, Mullican, Bruce, Daltile, Florida Tile, Armstrong and Congoleum. Our knowledgeable staff has over 30 years experience in the flooring field and can assist you with any flooring need. We provide installation by mechanics with 20 years of expertise in their field; fully insured and their workmanship is warranted by Custom Colors for your peace of mind!

Visit or call us today at one of our four locations:
Ogden Store @ 6943 Market St.(Paint and Flooring Center) 392-2166
Oleander Store @ 4206 Oleander Dr. 392-5602
Monkey Junction Store @ 5552 Carolina Beach Rd. 332-0318
Southport Store @ 4805 E . Southport Supply Road 454-4161


Spotlight On Business—Bonded Hearts Weddings and Wine

Your wedding day is the day you have dreamed about since you have been a little girl. Perhaps, you never thought this day would come. . . and now you are planning your dream wedding. The person you choose to officiate your wedding should put your needs and desires as a couple foremost in your ceremony.

My goal is to create a ceremony that you will cherish for the rest of your lives. A ceremony that reflects you as a couple; your interests, your passions and expressions of how you feel about each other. Adding special touches to your ceremony such as blending of sand, shell blessings and binding of the hands tell your story to those surrounding you on your wedding day!

Whether you are planning a simple ceremony on the beach, or an elegant affair; your wedding day reflects who you are as a couple! I specialize in customizing your ceremony to create a day you will cherish for the rest of your lives!

  • Packages to fit every budget
  • call to see if your date is available
  • available weekdays and Sundays
  • serving the coastal Carolinas

Pastor Lynn Yeso, Wedding Officiant
call 910-754-9356 or 412-951-1128
Bonded Hearts Weddings and Wine 


Free Movies at the Lake 2012 Lineup

Summer Sunday evenings on Pleasure Island means warm ocean breezes, popcorn, and a great family friendly movie under the stars! Here's the lineup for the 2012 Free Movies at the Lake:

May 27 - Puss In Boots (PG)
June 3 - War Horse (PG-13)
June 10 - Cars 2 (G)
June 17 - Zookeeper (PG)
June 24 - Dolphin Tale (PG)
July 1 - We Bought A Zoo (PG)
July 8 - Hugo (PG)
July 15 - Judy Moody and the not Bummer Summer (PG)
July 22 - The Muppets (PG)
July 29 - Big Miracle  (PG)
August 5 - The Adventures of Tin Tin (PG)
August 12 - Mars Needs Moms (PG)
August 19 - Happy Feet Two (PG)
August 26 - Blue Hawaii  (Elvis) (1962)
Sept 2 - Journey 2 (PG)

Movies are shown at the Carolina Beach Lake. Showtime is at dusk (around 8:45.) Movies are subject to change and weather permitting. 


Spotlight on Business - Edward Jones

Edward Jones is one of the nation's most convenient suppliers of financial products for individual investors and is one of the only firms to serve individual investors and small business own-ers exclusively. We provide this personal brand of service by discussing clients' individual investment needs on a one-on-one basis. At Edward Jones we provide quality, long-term investment opportunities that include a broad mix of municipal, government and corporate bonds; mutual funds; common stocks; and tax advantaged securities including IRA's and business retirement accounts. The firm's size has changed but its set of business prin-cipals retains the same focus. First, we serve just one client; the serious, long-term individual investor. Se-cond, the firm's investment philosophy emphasizes quality and well-balanced portfolio, and, lastly, we be-lieve personal relationships are key. For two years in a row J.D. Power and Associates rated Edward Jones

"Highest in Investor Satisfaction with Full Service Brokerage Firms"

My branch is located in the Monkey Junction area of Wilmington between Blockbuster Video and Giorgio's Restaurant.. The office is convenient to all who reside and/or work in Wilmington, Carolina Beach and Kure Beach. However, we service clients all over the state as well as the entire U.S. and have clients who reside as far away as Hawaii. I believe client excellence is important and strive to make every client feel welcome and confident that we are doing all we can to protect their finances today as well as in the future.

Why not stop by or call my office to schedule an appointment for a FREE PORTFOLIO REVIEW. I sincerely welcome the opportunity to evaluate your current situation and show you how we can help you reach your financial goals.

Kyle Mitchell, Financial Advisor - Edward Jones
5226-3 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28412
Telephone: 910-392-3923/email: kyle.mitchell@edwardjones.com


Contestants Announced for 16th Annual Chowder Cook-Off

Some of Pleasure Island's best restaurants are stepping up to the challenge and entering the 16th Annual Chowder Cook Off! Head to Carolina Beach, NC on Saturday, April 14th, 2012 and sample some delicious seafood chowder served up by:

Cape Fear Seafood Company - Monkey Junction
Havana's - Carolina Beach (2011 People's Choice)
O'Charleys - Monkey Junction
Seaside Grill @ Marriott - Carolina Beach
SeaWitch Cafe and Tiki Bar - Carolina Beach
The Grill - Shallotte
The Lazy Pirate - Carolina Beach (2011 Judges Choice)
Veggie Wagon - Carolina Beach 

The Chowder Cook Off will be held at the Carolina Beach Lake from 11:30 - 5:00. Tasting begins at 12:00. $5 admission - children 12 and under free.


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