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

Carolina Marine Terminal

Featured Business Member
July, 2015

By Tony (Lem) PhillipsCarolina Marine Terminal

When the Federal Point History Center welcomes a new Business Member or simply salutes a long standing member, we usually speak with pride of a small enterprise or local shop serving the public with fine fares or needed services. But what about when the Business Member operates on equipment loaded with 30,000 to 50,000 TONS of product moved in a DAY?

Carolina Marine Terminal located at 3330 River Road in Wilmington, NC handles cargo from ships that cost $20,000 per day so they have to do it fast and they have to do it right the first time. They have an ingenious conveyor design that takes product from the ship and moves it rapidly. This system works along side a crane that can move 1,000 tons of bulk in an hour. They can get a truck in and out in 15 minutes from the time it hits the scales.

craneMike McCarley and Kevin Walker first ventured into business in the 1970’s and they have seriously impacted the local material handling business. There is no more of a state of the art system in our area and our hats are off to these adventurous gentlemen who have made this business such a huge success for them as well as for Wilmington.

Please welcome the Carolina Marine Terminal as a very welcomed Business Members of the Federal Point History Center!! We are very proud and we are very impressed.

Carolina Marine Terminal
3330 River Road
Wilmington, NC 28412
Phone: (910) 395-4777. Fax: (910) 791-4054


Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce

Featured Business MemberPI Chamber of Com
June, 2015

By Tony (Lem) Phillips

Maybe the very best Business Member of the Federal Point History Center is our own Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce.

Are you coming to Carolina Beach soon? Do you know where you want to eat? Play? Stay? Or just need to know where to go for stuff? Anything exciting going on? One of the absolutely best resources we have is our very own Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce webpage.

What a beautiful webpage with scenes from all over our wonderful island. With so many topics to choose from and key-word searchable, you can’t go wrong. Want to know what’s coming up soon? They have a calendar of events as well as tabs for food, places, lodging and fun things to do.

Even the locals use this webpage to stay informed. You can’t beat it and it is the most beautiful, dynamic page available for us today detailing our own Paradise Island.

Give them a call or send for information and please as always, be sure to thank them PI Chamber of Com #2for supporting your local History Center.

Check out their webpage at:

Or go by and visit:
1121 N. Lake Park Blvd.
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
(910) 458-8434



Britt’s Donuts

Featured Business Member
May, 2015

by Tony (Lem) PhillipsBobby-and-Maxine-at-counter-1

This month, the History Center sends out a very sweet shout to a local legend, Britt’s Donuts. Located at #11 The Boardwalk, Carolina Beach, NC, they have been cooking up smiles since 1939 when the Britt family along with the Wrights opened up Britt’s Donuts on the Carolina Beach Boardwalk. Since selling the business to Bobby Nivens in 1974, they have not looked back. All of Federal Point, nay New Hanover County, looks forward to opening day each year.

Bobby-weigning-doughBe sure to go by and have a Boardwalk staple, a fresh hot sweet Britt’s donut and thank them again for supporting the Federal Point Historic Preservation Society each year as a Business Member.

If you would like to know more about Britt’s Donuts and their delicious history, stop by the History Center and take a look at Daniel Norris’s book, Britt’s Donuts-Forever Sweet from yet another valued Business Member, Slapdash Publishing of Carolina Beach, NC and visit them at


Daniel Norris and Britt’s have a wonderful collaboration on Facebook as well at The photos above come from Daniel Norris’s fan club Facebook page.



Winner’s RV Park

Winner RV Park

Featured Business of the Month
April, 2015

by Tony (Lem) Phillips

We would like to recognize our Business Member, Winner RV Park this month. Winner’s RV Park, on the coast of North Carolina in scenic Carolina Beach was begun way back in the 1950’s and 60’s by Martin Winner as a year-round trailer park. It is now managed by his grandson, Troy Slaughter.

As the only dedicated RV Park on the island, they offer full hook-ups and are conveniently located in the heart of Carolina Beach, within walking distance of the beach, fishing fleet, dining, and nightlife.

Located just 15 miles south of I-40 and historic Wilmington, North Carolina, their guests enjoy such attractions as the Battleship USS North Carolina, historic downtown Wilmington, the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, the Fort Fisher Confederate Museum and Battleground, the Southport Ferry, fishing piers, the Winner Fishing Fleet, charter fishing boats, miles of beaches, Freeman Park and the North Carolina State Park at Fort Fisher.

Situated on land that has been in the Winner family since the 1800s, the goal of the Winner family is to provide an enjoyable RV experience for your family during your stay at Carolina Beach. They warmly welcome families, pets on leashes, fishermen (and women), vacationers and tourists. If your RV requires 50 amp service, they will be happy to accommodate you.

Reservations are suggested, especially during Memorial Day, the Azalea Festival, July 4th, and Labor Day. Looking forward to having you as their guest!

Contact them at: 601 N. Lake Park Blvd.,Carolina Beach, NC 28428. Office:910-458-1098, Mobile: 910-538-5666