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43 www.wrightsvillebeachmagazine.com WBM A couple of years before he started shrimping, his father built a fish house down by the boat ramp. Mere weeks after Garland Varnam opened it, Hurricane Hazel hit. The fierce storm that devastated the North Carolina coast in 1954 knocked it down. Undeterred, Garland rebuilt in a new location. “Hazel came along and moved it up the river,” Nicky says. “We took some of the old lumber and built it back up. Brunswick Electric told him he could have all them old light poles all along the beach. Me, him and my brother would take the skiff — an old rowboat, we didn’t have no outboard motor back then — put about 10 light poles on a piece of rope, and row them across. He caught the tide coming up and floated them in here.” From left, Ryanne E. Drogos, Esq., Deana Denton, N.C. Certified Paralegal, Geannine M. Boyette, Esq., Lori A. Ingram, N.C. Certified Paralegal, Grace Walsh, Paralegal The Boyette Law Firm 105 N. 6th Street, Wilmington • 910-251-9213 • www.BoyetteLaw.com Geannine M. Boyette and her associate, Ryanne E. Drogos, practice in the areas of Domestic and Criminal Law, dealing with issues such as Child Custody and Support, Spousal Support, Equitable Distribution, Divorce, DWI, criminal and traffic violations. Geannine also devotes a fair share of her practice to defending individuals against the Department of Social Services.


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