Sea Trail Plantation, Sunset Beach, NC

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In 1976, a group of men with a vision took advantage of the opportunity to buy almost 700 acres of land in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, from International Paper. Without fanfare, the partners named their investment Sea Trail. Today, the 2,000-acre Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center offers a tranquil lifestyle for those who yearn to … [Read more...]

Gregory Faurote Builders Inc, Brunswick County, NC

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When looking for that builder for your dream home, whether surfing on line or in the real, physical world, you should be searching for certain traits: integrity; patience; good disposition; commitment; first-rate reputation; stability and solidity, someone with whom you can have a relationship built on trust and open communication. Naturally, you … [Read more...]

Top 10 Brunswick County, NC Builders for 2010

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including Calabash, Southport and Sunset Beach Pyramid Homes has combined style and substance to build quality homes in Brunswick and New Hanover counties for more than 30 years. A second-generation, family-owned company, Pyramid has made its mark in the residential construction industry by offering quality that far exceeds industry standards … [Read more...]

Shallotte, NC – Small-town Coastal Character

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About halfway between Wilmington and Myrtle Beach lies a town that, despite its steady growth, has managed to preserve its rural, small-town, coastal character.Shallotte, with a central location in Brunswick County and close proximity to the county's beaches, is attracting ever-increasing numbers of retirees and investors. The Shallotte area … [Read more...]

Ocean Isle Beach, Best Beaches on the North Carolina Coast

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Almost straddling the border of South Carolina and North Carolina, Ocean Isle Beach is one of North Carolina's southernmost barrier islands. Just over seven miles long, it is a favorite of retirees searching for the idyllic beach lifestyle. Located between the tourist mecca of Myrtle Beach and the historic charm of Wilmington, little is known … [Read more...]

Oak Island, Home of the Long Beach Pavilion

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For nearly 300 years, the name Oak Island was a misnomer. Not an island at all, it was connected to the mainland by mud flats that flooded with the rising tide. It was not until 1936, when the Elizabeth River was deepened during the final stages of the construction of the Intracoastal Waterway, that Oak Island truly lived up to its name. Because … [Read more...]

Holden Beach, Loggerhead Sea Turtle Sanctuary

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The residents of Holden Beach, long regarded as one of North Carolina’s most beautiful barrier islands, are committed to protecting the natural beauty and serenity of the island for generations to come. This commitment has made Holden Beach a favorite destination for retirees seeking the solitude of a small seaside town. But thanks to a modern … [Read more...]

Calabash – NC Great Seafood at Affordable Prices

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Nestled on the tidal plains in the southeast corner of North Carolina lies a small fishing village with a timeless legacy and a rich tradition. Situated between the bright lights of Myrtle Beach to the south and the historic charm of Wilmington to the north, Calabash remains a pleasant respite from the modern world. Known as the Seafood Capital … [Read more...]

NC’s Bald Head Island, No Cars

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Bald Head Island, North Carolina, accessible only by boat, Bald Head Island, North Carolina, existed in harmony with nature long before green was fashionable. With more than 1,100 homes in five distinct environments, this extraordinary island has attracted nearly 300 full-time residents. Built with a keen eye toward land management and coastal … [Read more...]

520 W. Brunswick St., Southport, NC

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The Cape Fear River wends its way through southeastern North Carolina to meet the vast waters of the Atlantic. Its name comes from the fearful combination of currents that have spelled watery doom on the Cape Fear Shoals for countless ship’s captains courageous enough to challenge its treacherous dominion. At its southernmost end, it flows past … [Read more...]