Spotlight on Business - Carolina Beach Community Acupuncture

Open the doors to 5 beautifully colored panels, soothing music, a quiet, relaxing, healing atmosphere and comfortable reclining chairs and you are at Carolina Beach Community Acupuncture. For many people Acupuncture is an intriguing form of medicine which they know very little about. In fact, most people are unaware that Chinese Medicine is a complete form of medicine with scientific basis and amazing clinical results.

Along with it's effectiveness in treating pain, acupuncture and Chinese medicine can be used to treat both internal (IBS, PTSD, Acid Reflux, Migraines, Colds, Flus) and external (muscle sprains, strains, chronic pain, RSD, back pain, neck pain) diseases. Along with the acupuncture, CBCA offers 7 yoga classes weekly with 3 donation based "Pay What You Can" classes and a Massage therapist to round out the complete Health clinic.

Although there are a couple types of practitioners who are Certified to perform acupuncture Carolina Beach is lucky to have Jeremy Linquist L.Ac., a Licensed Acupuncturist who is fully trained in all aspects of Chinese Medicine. Graduating the 4 year medical program at the top of his class from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA, Jeremy furthered his studies working rotations at the Chengdu University Hospital of TCM in Chengdu, China. His passion for medicine led him to open the only full time Community Acupuncture Clinic in New Hanover County.

Open 5 days a week, Carolina Beach Community Acupuncture or CBCA as the locals call it, provides acupuncture treatments on a sliding scale of $20-$40 allowing the patient to determine what they can afford to pay for treatment. "Our number one priority is getting people better at a price they can feel good about." says Jeremy.

Acupuncture is a process much like exercising. It is very rare for one treatment to resolve a problem and in our fast pace, "Magic Pill" society, hiding the symptoms is what many people consider a treatment. This is not the case at CBCA. The treatments provide relief for many types of pain and disease but the course of treatment and type of treatment varies from person to person. "We treat people, not symptoms. Our
treatments are designed to get rid of the cause of the disease not just hide the pain so
that it does not return later on in life."

If you would like more information about Carolina Beach Community Acupuncture Yoga and Massage visit their website at www.JeremyLinquistAcupuncture.com.

Book your appointment online today or call (910) 202-4718


Hurricane Irene - Pleasure Island, NC

Photo by local real estate agent, Wendy Fincher-Hughes.
We are thankful that Pleasure Island was spared the worst of Hurricane Irene. After the storm moved on we were left with a breathtaking sunset on Saturday night and a bright, sunny beach day (or yard cleanup day) on Sunday.

Our thoughts are with those all along the coast who suffered damage and losses during the storm.


Update on Hurricane Irene & the Impact on Pleasure Island

As Hurricane Irene moves towards the North Carolina beaches it is important to be cautious and prepared. Watch for storm updates on local news sources. Please see below for messages from The Town of Carolina Beach concerning Freeman Park and The Recreation Center.

The following events have been cancelled or postponed due to the approaching storm:

Fireworks at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk on Thursday 8/25/11 - Rescheduled for Friday, September 16th
The Carolina Beach Farmers Market on Saturday 8/27/11

TOWN OF CAROLINA BEACH1121 N. Lake Park BoulevardCarolina Beach, North Carolina  28428

Press Release

Issued:  August 25, 2011                                                        Contact:  Timothy W. Owens
For Immediate Release                                                                              Town Manager
                                                                                                                       (910) 458-2994         

Freeman Park to Close Due to Hurricane Irene

Carolina Beach, NC – Due to weather and tide conditions associated with Hurricane Irene, the Town of Carolina Beach will close Freeman Park at 5pm on Friday, August 26th.  The park will be closed sooner if conditions warrant.  The park will be closed to all vehicular traffic and camping.  Lifeguards will not be on duty and everyone is encouraged to keep out of the surf.  The park will reopen once the weather improves and high tides subside.

For updated information, you can visit the Town’s website at www.carolinabeach.org or contact the Town at 458-2999.

# # #
Attention Recreation Center Members:

Due to Hurricane Irene, the Recreation Center will be closing at 6pm on Friday and will be closed all day on Saturday.  Sorry for any inconvenience and everyone be safe.

Recreation Center Staff

Carolina Beach Parks & Recreation Department
1121-B N. Lake Park Blvd.
Carolina Beach, N.C. 28428
910-458-2997 (Fax)


Spotlight on Business - The Expedition Organization

The Expedition Organization is an outfitter and guide service that provides half, full, and multi-day kayak programs in the Cape Fear region. From the marshes of Masonboro to the barrier islands in the Cape Fear River, we offer adventurous and educational programs that are customized for the needs of our participants.

In addition we also offer select programs on the unique and scenic Lake Waccamaw, and the Black, Lumber and Waccamaw Rivers.

We provide boats, all gear, and qualified and knowledgeable guides to ensure a safe and educational experience.

Visit us on line at www.expeditionorganization.com or feel free to call us at 910-200-1594 with any questions. We look forward to paddling with you soon!


Spotlight on Business - Tasting History

About Tasting History: Tasting History is a guided, walking food and history tour through Carolina Beach. We tell the history of Pleasure Island and have tastings at five restaurants throughout the course of the tour. The tour is approximately 2 ½ hours long and the route is less than a mile.

Tasting History is an idea that my husband and I had after living on Pleasure Island for four years. In this time, we have learned a lot about the history that is unique to Pleasure Island and enjoyed sharing the food on the island with visiting friends and family. We thought food and history would be a combination for a tour that both locals and tourists would enjoy, and Tasting History was born.

The three main goals of Tasting History are:

  • To showcase the best food on Pleasure Island
  • To preserve and educate locals and visitors on the origins and history of Pleasure Island
  • To continue to grow into other tour specialties as the market allows

Though still in our infancy, Tasting History has celebrated small achievements and milestones that we have set, such as:

  • Writing an interesting & accurate history outline; which was completed by local historian Amy Thornton
  • Having a tour that includes what we feel are 5 of the top places on the Island to eat
  • Providing repeat business for restaurants on the tour

We are currently working on other specialty tours with restaurants in the off-season to provide a variety for locals (prepare to have fun!) as well as exclusive history tours throughout the town for those interested solely in history.

Lastly, we hope someday to reach one of our milestones of giving back to the community by donating or supplying signage to mark historical places and events around Carolina Beach and Kure Beach to preserve the rich history we have on Pleasure Island.

 Check us out online at tastinghistorytours.com or find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tastinghistory

We hope to see you on a tour in the near future!

Brinley Christner
Tasting History 


18th Annual Seafood, Blues & Jazz Fest Lineup

Check out the lineup for this year's Seafood, Blues & Jazz Fest, featuring headliner Jimmie Vaughn and the Tilt-a-Whirl Band featuring Lou Ann Barton! Make plans to be on Pleasure Island October 8th and 9th for this can't miss festival!

Saturday, October 8

12:30- 1:50 The Willie Painter Band
2:10 - 3:30 Sean Carney Band
3:50 - 5:10 Damon Fowler
5:30 - 7:00 Halden Vang Featuring Jake
Halden Vang
8:00 - 9:30
Jimmie Vaughn
and the Tilt-a-Whirl Band

Featuring Lou Ann Barton
1:30 - 2:45 The FROG Project
3:00 - 4:15 Nita B & The Swingin' Soiree
4:30 - 5:45 The Little Zippers
6:00 - 7:15 El Jaye Johnson & The Port City
All Stars
Sunday, October 9

12:30 - 1:50 Lawyers, Guns and Money
2:10 - 3:30 The Barstanders
3:50 - 5:10 SRVT
5:50 - 7:00 Anson Funderburgh, Scott Cable
and Friends
1:30 - 2:45 Bernie Kenerson Group
3:00 - 4:15 Freeport
4:30 - 5:45 Charlie and Rose Lucas


Free Summer Concert Series - August 2011

Get ready for the final two installments of the Free Summer Concert Series at Fort Fisher. On Friday, August 12th hear Spare Change and their eclectic mix of beach music, classic R&R, and country. Then on Friday the 26th of August don't miss the beach boogie blues sound of The Mako Band.

The concerts are from 6:30 - 8:30 at the Fort Fisher Military Recreation Area in Kure Beach. Bring a picnic, some lawn chairs, and your dancing shoes! Beverages and snacks are available for sale.


Spotlight on Business - Ferrellgas

For 70 years, Americans have relied on Ferrellgas for their propane needs. We are propane industry leaders and a good neighbor to our loyal Customers across Eastern NC. Our commitment to deliver safe, dependable, and affordable propane service is backed by people who live and raise their families in the Carolina Beach area.
Just over a year ago we recognized the splendor of Carolina Beach and wanted to take every opportunity to contribute to this wonderful community.

Ferrellgas customers know they can trust us to keep their farms running, their families warm, and their businesses profitable. We provide 24/7 emergency service, flexible payment and delivery options, and friendly service provided by our local teams of Drivers and Customer Service Specialists.

At Ferrellgas, we know how valuable your dollar can be these days. That‘s why we offer our Customers the opportunity to earn up to $100 for each new residential Customer referral. It's our way of saying thank you for telling your friends and family about the great service we provide.

We also offer the lowest guaranteed price for Customers who own their propane tank. Call today and learn more about propane and the great service Ferrellgas can provide you, your family, or your business.

Thank you for allowing us to be part of the Pleasure Island family.

Ferrellgas: 910-739-4008


Live Music & Fireworks Every Thursday at the Boardwalk

Don't forget that every Thursday throughout the summer you can see an amazing fireworks display on Pleasure Island. And the fun starts long before the sun goes down with live music at the Boardwalk starting at 6:30. (Weather permitting.)

For more of what's happening on Pleasure Island check out the local event calendar.

NC Sales Tax Holiday August 6 - 8, 2011

North Carolinians can save money by purchasing items such as clothing, school supplies and computers during the state‘s sales tax holiday that begins on Friday, Aug. 6 and runs through Sunday, Aug. 8.

Clothing, footwear, and school supplies of $100 or less per item; school instructional materials of $300 or less per item; sports and recreational equipment of $50 or less per item; computers of $3,500 or less per item; and computer supplies of $250 or less per item will be exempt from sales tax. The holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 6 and lasts until 11:59 p.m. on Sun-day, Aug. 8. Note: the specific types of items that are exempt from sales tax are defined in detail for the holiday. Items are not exempt from sales tax just because they are required by a child‘s school or sports team.

Go to http://www.dor.state.nc.us/taxes/sales/salestax_holiday.html for more details on the 2010 sales tax holi-day, including a technical bulletin that specifies the items that are exempt from sales tax.

Don't forget to buy local when you can and shop your local Pleasure Island businesses!


Spotlight on Business: Sumthin Beachie

Objectives: Retail sales specializing in "nautical/beach" new, used and consignment furniture and home decor accessories.

Mission Statement: To provide the public with new or gently used beach/nautical decor accessories at a price that is reasonable that will not break the bank.

Business Philosophy: To help the people we serve happy by providing a product at a price that is reasonable and at the same time make a comfortable living by doing this for our neighbors.

The most important strength to our company is the economy of our area. We live in a second home or investment property market and we foresee this business becoming more useful and much needed in this area.

Submitted by Nancy Cappola.

August 2011 Free Movies On Pleasure Island

There's still plenty of summer left on Pleasure Island and several more weeks to catch the Free Movies at the Lake. Check out the line-up for August and make plans to see your favorites:

Gnomeo & Juliet
August 7th
Toy Story 3
August 14th
August 21
August 28th
Movies are held at the Carolina Beach Lake in Carolina Beach, NC. Showtime is at dusk (around 8:45). Soft drinks and snacks will be available for sale, and you can also bring your own food and drinks.


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