Big Daddy’s

Featured Business Member
May, 2016

“They’re Open for the Season”Big Daddy Caddy

by Tony Lem Phillips

We are very proud to salute Big Daddy’s of Kure Beach as this months Business Member. Not only does Big Daddy’s support the History Center, they also purchased an entire case of our Local Flavor Cookbooks.

Since 1970 Big Daddy’s has been a Southern tradition for people who enjoy great food, fun times and friends! Big Daddy’s offers only the best in seafood, steak, and traditional favorites cooked to order. You will find inside dining as well as roadside.

Big Daddy's #1Right across from Kure Beach Pier, they are conveniently located next to Dow Road which can whisk you right back to Carolina Beach or Wilmington. Shop their gift store while there and don’t forget that they have a fully licensed bar.

Please visit them soon and thank them for being loyal supporters of The Federal Point History Center. Pick up a Local Flavor Cookbook while you are there.

206 K Avenue, Kure Beach, NC 28449
Phone:(910) 458-8622
Hours: 12–8:30PM

Skip Henson Painting

Featured Business Member
March, 2016

By Tony (Lem) Phillips

Skip Henson - FP Front DoorWe are so proud and lucky to have Charles “Skip” Henson as a Business Member! He is charming and friendly beyond belief as it is but, for the past two months, Skip has tackled the job of refreshing our History Center.

 He has pressure washed it and applied sealants to it. I actually thought it had all been re-stained the first time I saw it after he pressure washed it. Skip is a thorough, professional house and business painter. What he has done for us reallySkip on roof cropped gives us all renewed pride in our Society and our History Center.

Skip, on behalf of every single member of the Federal Point Historic Preservation Society and the community of Carolina Beach where our History Center is located…THANK YOU!!!!

Skip Henson adThe next time you need  painting, staining, mold removal, or pressure washing, please contact Skip Henson and let him know you appreciate what he has done for us and that you too support our History Center.

Charles “Skip” Henson – Painting Contractor since 1979



Coastal K-9 Bakery

Featured Business Member
January, 2016

By Tony (Lem) Phillips

Coastal K-9 Bakery LogoHow could we speak of history without thinking now and then of the beloved pets which accompanied all the historic events and persons throughout? Even though the pets of those we revere and read about may not be mentioned, we know they must have existed. In fact, there is a very good story of one famous pooch who accompanied every single successful running of the Civil War blockade off Cape Fear with his master and then sailed off with him after the war.

Flash forward to today and we find that our pets are still loved and are treated as family. See one Ms. Jackie Oakes. She owns Coastal K-9 Bakery. That’s a bakery dedicated to baking needs for dogs, including beautiful cakes for all occasions, treats, and foods. She bakes them with eye appeal as well as mouthwatering aromas and they are even gluten-free.

gluten freeStop in and look around and you will see things that you never thought possible for your pet. You won’t leave empty handed and when you visit, please tell them that you much appreciate their support as a Business Member of the Federal Point History Center. They provide a very much needed and fun service for us all and we are very proud to include them on our Business Members Banner.

Here’s how to find them. They are located on Carolina Beach Road just south of Strickland’s Supply (Air Force Jet parked there) in Potter’s Square.


5941-D Carolina Beach Road
Wilmington, NC 28412
TF: 866.794.4014  FAX  910.794.4921

Hours of Operation: Monday thru Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Closed  Saturday and Sunday

Historical Society of Topsail Island

Featured Business MemberTopsail logo
December, 2015

By Tony (Lem) Phillips

We are giving a very proud shout-out this month to the Historical Society of Topsail Island, a sister historic society located on Topsail Island. The opening of their museum goes back to April of 1997. Their location has an even grander story to tell. Their museum used to house a TOP-SECRET missile program through the U.S. Navy.

Their museum, known as the Assembly Building, had been the research and testing site for Operation Bumblebee, the top secret missile program operated by the Navy on Topsail Island from 1946-1948. In July of 1992, through the efforts of the Topsail Beach Economic Development Council and other citizens, the Assembly Building was designated a Historical Site on the National Register of Historic Places.

Assembly BuldingThe Historical Society of Topsail Island has so much to offer that we just do not have room here to list it all. It is a full service organization offering festival activities, educational programs, building rental opportunities, and there are even boat slips offered to rent.

They have over 380 members and membership rates are very reasonable. An amazing amount of interest and fun is offered through this much-storied Society. Please look at their website, and the next time you find yourself on Topsail Island, drop in and let them know that you are members of Federal Point Historic Preservation Society and that we really appreciate their support.


Historical Society of Topsail Island, 720 Channel Boulevard, Topsail Beach, NC 28445,

Island Tackle and Hardware

Featured Business Member
November, 2015

By Tony (Lem) PhillipsIsland Tackel sign

Island Tackle and Hardware is a Business Member of the Federal Point History Center. We are very proud to include them on our Members Banner each month. If you have not stopped in to their conveniently located store, then please stop in and look around.

Take a look at their webpage first if you need some motivation.  Island Tackle’s website has page after colorful page of information and photos of very successful fishing adventures.

Not only is this store a tackle shop, it is a True Value Hardware store. They have almost anything you could possible need from nuts and bolts to complete fishing outfits. They have a propane fill up station and they have a certified fishing weight scale. You can buy passes to Freeman Park as well.

They are located two blocks south of the History Center and it is a very nice building indeed. Stop by and tell them that you too support the History Center and that you would like to support THEM as well.

Island Tackel StorefrontLocation:
801 N. Lake Park Blvd.
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage: Kathy Marcinowski and Lisa Heglar

Featured Business Member – October, 2015SeaCoast

The Federal Point History Center wants to give a huge shout out to Lisa Heglar and Kathy Marcinowski! These two women are both long-term residents of Federal Point. In addition, they are serious History Center Supporters!


Kathy Marcinowski

Since May 30 of this year, these two local business persons have both become Business Members of the History Center as well as purchasing an entire case of our own Local Flavor Cookbook! That is NOT a small contribution!

As Broker/Realtors for Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage located in Carolina Beach, they are on the job every single day of the week showing homes and expounding on the many gifts that Federal Point has to offer new homeowners. They share with prospective buyers the history of Federal Point and never hesitate to let them in on its best-kept secret, which is of course, the History Center.


Lisa R. Heglar

I forgot to mention that these two women also hand over to all new homeowners that they close with, a brand new copy of our Local Flavor cookbook. These are two super Business Members! No one gives back to the History Center like these two have and are!

Take note of exactly where their office is located and be sure to pass on to everyone you know who mentions buying or selling real estate here, that you know of two Local Realty Agents who are dedicated to giving their all to the community and giving back every day!!

We welcome Lisa and Kathy of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage to the Banner of Federal Point History Center Business Members!

Go Team Heglar-Marcinowski !




Lisa R. Heglar                                                Kathy Marcinowski

Broker, Intl Previews Specialist, ePro              Realtor, SPS, SLS, CNE

Office Ph: (910) 458-4401                              Office Ph: (910) 458-4401

Cell Ph:    (910) 200-8975                              Cell Ph:     (910) 409-1457

FAX #       (910) 458-8700                              FAX #       (910) 458-8700


Coldwell Banker SeaCoast Advantage
1001 N. Lake Park Blvd.
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Brush Dental Care

Tim Swing, DMD

Tim Swing, DMD

Featured Business Member
September, 2015

By Tony (Lem) Phillips

The History Center is very happy to announce that Brush Dental Care located on Barrier Road, Carolina Beach have become Business Members.

I have been to this office since they opened with Dr. Timothy Swing six years ago. Everyone in the office greets you like neighbors. The office is very conveniently located near shopping and has convenient parking.

What I am seeing more and more of on Pleasure Island is proof that we really are neighbors. And we are working together. Dr. Swing is currently renovating his home. Last visit he was excited telling that he hopes to himself that they turn up something historic and exciting when a wall is worked on. People like this remind us that we are a community living and working together. timthumbNow that excites me!

‘Our mission is to provide comprehensive, compassionate dental care to patients of all backgrounds. We pledge to be honest with our patients and never recommend unnecessary procedures. We value our employees and vow to provide them opportunities for rewarding careers. Brush Dental Care is also committed to improving the communities in which we live and work.’

Thank you again Dr. Swing for becoming a sponsoring member, we appreciate you and your staff

Business Hours:                                             Location        1300 Bridge Barrier Rd.

Monday 8 am – 5 pm                                                              Carolina Beach , NC 28424

Tuesday 8 am – 5 pm                                                              P: 910.458.9401

Wednesday 8 am – 5 pm                                                        F: 910.458.3495

Thursday 8 am – 5 pm                                                e-mail:


Ned Barnes Attorney at Law

Ned Barnes officeFeatured Business Member
August, 2015

By Tony (Lem) Phillips

How often can you honestly say that you have just enjoyed speaking with a lawyer? Well, I have just come from the office of local real estate lawyer, Ned Barnes, and I thoroughly enjoyed my visit! Ned Barnes and his law firm has been a Business Member of Federal Point History Center for several years and it is due time to recognize him and his office for their support.

What really makes the monthly task of writing this article for the History Center a labor of love is meeting someone with so much love and enthusiasm for this island. From one end of the Island to the other, Ned Barnes spoke with glowing words about our home, Federal Point, NC. He renewed my “Pride of Home” just listening to him.

Ned worked for a Charlotte, NC firm early in his career. He was sent here in 1984 to work with projects that became Ocean Dunes, Otter Creek and many more. He fell in love with the community and the people who live here. When the Charlotte firm dissolved, Ned stayed here with his wife whom he met at Fort Macon, NC. Thirty years later, Ned and his family are true Islanders from heart to toes. Ned’s son Mitchell Barnes is set to graduate soon and continue the business. Daughter Drew Barnes works hard in New York City as a Social Worker.

When things die down around here, as they do in winter months, Ned and his family will be hiking trails like the Carolina Beach State Park trail to Sugar Loaf Dune. If you expect to speak with Ned during his lunch hour, you will have to speak up for Ned walks three miles on the beach every day at lunch. If it is after hours, look for him enjoying the sunset from home.Ned Barnes staff

Whether you need advice about property or, just need to speak with a lawyer who is local that you can depend on, call Ned Barnes. Anyone who loves our Island as much as he does is someone you will benefit from simply by knowing.

Thank you Ned Barnes, for your years of continued support for the Federal Point History Center! We are very proud to have you and your staff as our Business Member of the month!

Ned M Barnes
1009 N Lake Park Blvd
Carolina Beach NC, 28428
(910) 458-4466