Make Some Fun This Weekend Wilmington NC | Real Estate

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Airle Summer Concert Series

July 19   6:00 pm

Jack Jack 180

Comdey –

Nutt Street – Ryan Singer

July 19  – 8:00 PM

July 19 –  8:00  PM

Greenfield Lake Ampitheatre

Chris Cagle

Friday 19th  Doors open 6:00 – Concert 7:00


Summer Jazz Workshop Student Concert
July 19  7:30 PM
Beckwith Recital Hall UNCW
Finest middle and high school jazz students
Directed by Frank Bonriorno
7:30 – 8:30 pm

Surfalorus: Sunscreenings

More details here….

July 20     1:30 – 10:00 PM
Latina , salsa, tango and more with 3 bands
Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
$20.00 to $25.00

Fundraiser – The Daisy Mac Festival
July 20
Old Hog Crawl Field
5601 Castle Hayne Road
Schedule here...7:30 am – 7:00 PM
Food, Music, Dodge Ball and more
Benefit’s Daisy Mac who was recently hit by a car while on her bike.

Need a book to read on the beach?

Annual Beach Read  Book  Sale

Northeast Library Military Cutoff

Saturday 9-1

.50 cents a book

Music on the Town Concert – Velcro
Friday’s   6:00 PM
Mayfaire Town Center


Boogie in the Park

Kure Beach Oceanfront Park

Sunday NIghts 4:00 – 7:00 PM  Bring Lawn Chair


~Movie on the Lake Sunday’s at Dusk   8:45 pm


Carolina Beach Lake


Sundown Downtown Concerts

Zoso – Led Zepplin


6:00 pm

Riverfront Farmers’ Market
Saturdays   8:00 – 1:00 PM


Popular Grove Farmers’ Market

Wednesday’s 8:00 -1:00  PM


Wrigthsville Beach Farmers Market

Mondays 8:00 – 1:00 PM


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Wrightsville Beach Loop – 2.45 miles

Gary Shell Cross-City Trail Autumn Hall trail finished!

Awesome – You need to Check it out


 Halyburton Park

1.3 mile handicap accessible walking/bike  trail


Run around the Smith Creek Park Lake

1.5 miles

or go kayaking and fishing

Gordon Rd. to Harris Rd. . Park on left.

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Visit Dowtown Wilmington

Foodie Walking Tours with Liz Biro


TGIF Wine Tasting

July 19  6:00  – 8:00 PM

Taste The Olive

Feel the need to help?

If there is a non-profit you like, we would be happy to put it in the scoop.

WRAAP 2013 After School Enrichment

Academy Summer Program Campaign

Step Up For Soldiers


 The Food Bank needs your donations especially for summer kids.

The Miracle Network

Wilmington Gives Back

Donate your time


     Wilmington NC  Night Spots

 Friday July 19

Scarletta- Wild Wing Cafe

ben & heather blue grass – Holiday Inn WB

The Fustics – Duck and Dive

Saturday July 20

Kyle Lindley – Fermental

Overtyme- Shell Islan WB

Seneca Guns – Towne Tap

Sunday July 21

Manny Lloyd – Bluewater Grill

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 Summer Fried Rice
Summer Fried Rice
                                                                       Rachael Ray

  • Summer squash matchsticks
  • Leftover white rice
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Sliced scallions
  • Splash of oyster sauce
  • Chopped fresh basil

Stir-fry matchsticks of summer squash with leftover white rice, beaten egg and sliced scallions. Splash with oyster sauce and sprinkle with chopped basil.

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802 Trace Drive –

Under Construction

The Townes at Carleton

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4013 Oleander Dr. 910-791-0024

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Colby S. Byrd, Metal Designer


PHONE: 910.270.2575
1012 NC HWY 210 WEST

Schools, Fundraiser’s , Sports, Parties, Daycares, Workplace

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Awesome Food and People

Keith and Angela Rhodes 

Get out and dance!  Great fun lessons by Verna

Ballroom – Latin – Swing – Waltz – Cha Cha

Rumba – Salsa – Tango – Shag/Swing


Need Automobile Work?

Trust Labriola’s Automotive

UTI Trained, Foreign, Domestic, A/C Testing & Repair

Diagnostics, Electronic Troubleshooting, Engine De-Carbon Service, Major or Minor Repair.

Owner: Brent Labriola  910-297-2590

6506 Market St. Wilmington NC 28405

Great Family Skate Center

910-508-6100 or

Call Blaine Daniel for quotes and possible discounts

Ever wish you had a PERSONAL ASSISTANT
— someone you could call on to accomplish
the day-to-day tasks and time consuming errands
that leave time for little else?

Well, now you have help..

Call Mary Cook Task Manager

801-455- 1721


Longtime Wilmington Chef David Herring has opened a new bakery in Hampstead called “Sea Salt”  Wonderful muffins and baked goods and  ‘SOUPS’ !

(910) 270-1407
17011 US Highway 17 N
Hampstead, NC 28443

Stress Free Dog Grooming

Do you own a Historic House? In need of renovation?

Call David Thomas – Historic Specialist


Brave battle fought Kimberly.  We will miss you.

 Have a great weekend!


To Live with a Waterview… | Wilmington NC real estate

To live on the water…..

Waterview properties from $64,900

Full list here….

1 Bed
1 Full Bath
0 Half Baths

Price Reduction!! Looking for a Great Investment for rental property or just a small get-away home near the coastal area? Then look no further! This small, unique home could be added on to…

1 Bed
1 Full Bath
0 Half Baths

1bd/1ba ocean front condo at Topsail Reef. Needs some TLC. Great for renting out or a weekend retreat. Relax by the pool, take long walks on the beach or play tennis.

1 Bed
1 Full Bath
0 Half Baths

Beach front, quiet and bright side unit in building 4 with ocean views from every room. First floor so no stairs but still great views of the beach! Bunk beds removed and kitchen expanded. All…

1 Bed
1 Full Bath
0 Half Baths

Great opportunity to own a piece of paradise! This first floor, 1-bedroom, 2nd-row condominium unit makes the perfect beach getaway location or investment/rental. Located across the street…

1 Bed
1 Full Bath
0 Half Baths

Once part of Golden Sands, building moved across street and renovated and converted to Sea Mist Motel. They have now been converted to efficiency condo’s. Everything needed easily at reach,…

1 Bed
1 Full Bath
0 Half Baths

3rd floor oceanfront 1 bedroom 1 bath at Topsail Reef in North Topsail Beach. This could be your home away from home or either vacation or long term, or better you make it your primary home.…

1 Bed
2 Full Baths
0 Half Baths

Oceanfront living at its best! Fully furnished, 1 bedroom/2 bath unit at the St. Regis. If you’ve been looking for that place on the beach, with all the amenities that St. Regis has to offer,…

1 Bed
1 Full Bath
0 Half Baths

A Rental Machine $$ $14,473 in 2012! Top Floor Building 8 well maintained unit. Includes two Frigidaire AC Units, one in the master bedroom and in the living area purchased in 2012. New sofa…

1 Bed
1 Full Bath
0 Half Baths

Oceanfront with private deck looking at the Atlantic Ocean. Totally remodeled with wood floors throughout, ceramic tile in the bath and shower, granite countertops in kitchen, tile back splash…

1 Bed
1 Full Bath
0 Half Baths

Recently renovated fully furnished unit is in excellent condition. Separate kitchen area has new cabinets, countertops, microwave, stove op and refrigerator. Bathroom has a new tiled bath.…

Wilmington Gives Back | Key to Non-Profit Events

Looking for a non-profit group in Wilmington NC? Are you a non-profit group that would like to be listed somewhere?  A wonderful website is your one stop resource to finding a non-profit group to volunteer or donate.  There is a calendar full of activities ongoing. 

Please visit and think about doing a great service to our great community.


Inspecting Your Home | Great Advice | Wilmington NC real estate


The purchase of a home is the single most costly investment most people make, and you want to know what you are getting for your hard earned money. Inspections are a great way for home buyers to assure themselves that the home they are buying is in good condition.

A real estate agent will not determine the condition of the property. It is your responsibility, as a buyer, to ascertain the condition of the property. A licensed, professional inspector is best qualified to make an unbiased and objective evaluation of the functionality of each item or if it is in need of repair. The seller is not required to repair any items, but in the event he/she chooses not to, then the buyer may terminate.

What will the inspection cover?

An inspection will usually cover, at a minimum, those items specifically mentioned on the offer to purchase and contract. However, the inspector will not limit himself to those items.

An inspection typically will include all structural items, mechanical and electrical systems and appliances, as well as checking for water penetration.

Termites, gas line, swimming pool/spa, sprinkler systems, septic systems and environmental inspections are usually additional investigations, and these additional services may or may not be offered by a particular inspector.

Cosmetic items are usually not noted because they are not included in your contract. The seller may have agreed in the contract to repair only those items listed up to a certain dollar amount.

What should you look for in selecting an inspector?

At a minimum, expect an inspector to be licensed or certified. Sometimes membership in a home inspectors� association will ensure the inspector has committed himself to a certain code of ethics and policies.

Are all mechanical/structural inspections the same?

No. Some inspectors will check items like shower pans, window air conditioning units, gas lines, windows, decks, patios, oven temperatures, water heater temperature and pressure relief valves, solar heating systems, attic insulation, etc., while other inspectors may not look at those items. Ascertain, up front, what items will be inspected and include everything you think is important.

How long will an inspection take?

A complete structural and mechanical inspection of an average 2,000 sq. ft home on a slab foundation will usually take about four to six hours. Additional inspections of pier and beam foundations, swimming pools and sprinkler systems will take longer.

You, the buyer, should be present at the inspection to address any questions that arise regarding problems discovered during the process and to receive maintenance tips the inspector passes on. The inspection report should be provided promptly so repair requests are submitted within the contract time.

How much will an inspection cost?

Inspection costs depend on home size, add-ons and the inspector. Cost is too often a deciding factor in selecting an inspector.

When purchasing a $100,000 home, a $10 to $15 difference in price may prevent a buyer from choosing the more experienced inspector. Many inspectors invest considerable time and money in education for their clients, providing handouts, taking pictures of any damage, and detailing information in a helpful way, as you evaluate your potential purchase.

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To Live on The Water Is Devine | Waterfront/View Short Sales | Wilmington NC real estate

To live on the water is devine…. Recent Short Sales in Wilmington NC.   Search from your phone on …enjoy…

0.89 Ac

Beautiful marsh front lot on the creek on almost an acre in Olde Point subdivision of Hampstead. 4 bedroom septic permit was in hand, but recently expired. Property is a short sale.

0.13 Ac

Ocean Ridge oceanfront lot. Build your dream home in one of Topsail Island’s most exclusive oceanfront communities. Lot is within walking distance to the Ocean Ridge Community pool and clubhouse.

3 Beds
2 Full Baths
0 Half Baths

Waterfront!!! Gardner’s dream! Hidden away in woodsy private dead end street setting.Elevated lot situated on creek with marsh and ICWW views from the creekside deck. Garden areas abound with…

1 Bed
1 Full Bath
0 Half Baths

Oceanfront spacious 1bd 1ba condo at Great location! Situated middle Island Carolina Beach, this condo is a ground floor unit & has been beautifully decorated. Freshly painted. Located in…

1 Bed
1 Full Bath
0 Half Baths

Enjoy condo beach living with the luxuries of a garage. This ocean and marshview unit has two decks, open kitchen/living area and just a block from Carolina Beach Pier and the infamous North…

To view all the Waterfront/View Short Sales visit my website link here…

Wilmington NC 3rd Annual World Autism Awareness Weekend | Wrightsville Beach NC

A fantastic weekend is planned.  Wrightsville Beach hosts 3rd Annual World Autism Awareness Weekend April 20-22.   A 5 K and 1 mile fun run on Saturday.  On Friday music, games and more fun on the beach in front of Blockade Runner.  Surfers Healing on Saturday.  Water and Skating activities on Sunday.  Here is the schedule from the

Everyone is invited… Come join in on the fun!


Wrightsville Beach, N.C. … Is your loved one on the spectrum? In North Carolina alone, as many as 60,000 families are impacted by autism. April 20-22, Wrightsville Beach invites these families and the public to participate in the 3rd Annual World Autism Awareness Weekend.

Weekend Schedule:

Friday, April 20 – Arrive and connect with old friends and make new ones. Stroll the beach, play games on the oceanfront lawn, enjoy gluten free and special menu options available at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort, host hotel, and register for Saturday’s 5k and fun run/walk events.

Saturday, April 21 – Participate in two major events:

8:30 a.m. the 2nd Annual Coastal N.C. Run/Walk at Mayfaire Town Center includes three events: a 5k race, 1 mile fun-run and kid’s dash. Proceeds support autism services. Sponsored by the Autism Society of North Carolina and GHA Autism Supports.

11a.m. to 4 p.m. Surfers Healing presents Family Day in Wrightsville Beach Park. Experience a day of hands-on kids’ activities, networking and resource sharing. Booths will feature children’s activities like board waxing, face painting, fishing, corn toss and more. A miniature skate park is featured along with sensory and calming toys. Indo Jax Surf Charity and Lighthouse Beer and Wine will sponsor bounce houses, and Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue lifeguards will be on hand with water safety equipment and instruction tips. Booths will be hosted by the Autism Society of North Carolina;; Family Support Network; NC Aquarium; N.C. Chapter of Surfers Healing; Ocean Cure; S.H.A.R.E.; TEACCH; Wilmington Children’s Developmental Services Agency; Oasis, Exceptional Friends Network and the American Red Cross. Bilingual information will be available.

Sunday, April 22 – Water and skating activities:

Families may select from games on the oceanfront lawn, offered all day, or water activities at the Blockade Runner beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing until everyone is happy! Kayaks and equipment will be provided by Hook, Line and Paddle for those who wish to paddle scenic Banks Channel. Captain Joe Abbate, the Cape Fear Naturalist, will offer scenic and comfortable water cruises aboard The Shamrock. See Banks Channel, Motts Channel, Money Island and hear stories told by Captain Joe. Sunday morning buffet and a mid-day seaside cookout will be available.
For skating fans, A.skate is sponsoring a clinic at the Double Wide Skate Barn in Hampstead 9 to 11 a.m. The camp is fully booked, but Autism Weekend participants are encouraged to come and cheer these talented skaters!

The goal of World Autism Awareness Weekend at Wrightsville Beach is outreach, inclusion and awareness, and to provide activities and festivities for children on the autism spectrum and supply networking and resource opportunities for their parents and other family members. World Autism Awareness Month (April) was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007.

John Pike, North Carolina Surfers Healing Camp Director
(910) 471-7453

Heather Hargrave, Autism Society of North Carolina
Coastal NC Run/Walk for Autism Coordinator
(800) 442-2762 (ext. 1106)

Host Hotel:
Blockade Runner Beach Resort (Special room rate available. Limited availability. Specify World Autism Awareness Weekend. Special menus available.)

Soothing Medicine for your CONCIENCE | Volunteer Concience Fair 2012 | Wilmington NC real estate

StarnewsMedia is hosting the 2012 Concience Fair again this year at the Cape Fear Community College North Campus.  If you have not selected a New Years resolution, may you find one here at the fair.  Over 100 Non- Profits will be there with a whole list of needs.  A great time to scratch that “Volunteer” itch you have been having. 
Wilmington NC is an awesome city and it is mainly because of it’s great people and giving attitude.  Join in, you will not be sorry.The 2012 StarNews Media Conscience Fair is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, in the McKeithan Center at Cape Fear Community College’s North Campus, 4500 Blue Clay Road.

Nonprofit organizations present information about volunteer opportunities. To reserve a space – it’s free – visit fill out the signup form.

The following nonprofits have signed up as of 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20.ORGANIZATION NAME:   CONTACT PERSON   PHONE NUMBER   E-MAIL ADDRESS  
International Seamen’s Center Ron Casterline 910-681-1603

St. Mary Health Center Laura Vinson-Garvey (910) 279-0643

Armor of God Ministries Debi Tucker 910-259-5062

Love Is Bald Kelli N. Russell 910-264-6097

CUE Center for Missing Persons Melissa Neu 910.541.1626

Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry, Inc. JC Skane 910.399.7563

disAbility Resource Center Gloria Garton 910-815-6618

Moores Creek Conservation Alliance Nancy Keith 910-540-0179

Cameron Art Museum Bo Dean 910-599-3995 ext 1010

WHQR Public Radio Laura Hunsberger (910) 343-1640

Church World Service/ CROP Walk Janet Magelli 910-616-1342

Arts Council of Wilmington and N.H.Co. Owen Wexler 910.790.3989

Foreign Exchange Student Program -PAX /STEP Tracy Bickel 910-632-4293


Greater Porters Neck Area Foundation Yona Bar-Zeev 910n 686-5191
The Arc of NC-Benefit Bank/ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site Brian Moeller (9100 538-9421

The Full Belly Project Daniel Ling (910) 452-0975

WINGS MINISTRY Missy Settlemyre 910-512-7643

Religion News Wilmington Amanda Greene, local editor and community manager 910-471-9152 or 910-520-3958

Wilmington Health Access for Teens Emily Henley 910-202-4605

Lifeguide  ( We will be sharing a booth with Guardian ad LItem as in the past two years.) Denny Smith 793-3472

ACCESS of Wilmington Inc. Dan Johnson, Chair  AND/OR  David Morrison, Vice Chair 910-962-3659

League of Women Voters of Lower Cape Fear Carole Ellis 910-791-0922

OLD BRIDGE PRESERVATION SOCIETY Karen Dombrowski 910.579.9021

First Book – New Hanover Co. Carol Barre 910-200-1441

First Book New Hanover County John Osinski 910-962-4271

The Affordable Housing Coalition ofSoutheastern NC Toni Melvin Whitaker  Acting Executive Director (910) 599-0348

Buy Local ILM Gayle Tabor 910.471.7627

S.H.A.R.E. Briana Kelly 910-431-6418

Trinity Grove Ms. Noel Schuler 910-442-3016

MADGRL  Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League Arlene Hubner 910-845-5143

The Warrior Ride Debra/Bob Racine 910-278-4612

Elderhaus PACE Amy Derck (910) 338-2757

KAIROS Prison Ministries Intl. Gordon Keifer 256-5781

Wilmington Prostate Cancer Support Group, Us TOO George Gardner 792-9953

Bellamy Mansion Museum Gareth Evans 910.251.3700

Oceana Zachary Keith 321-356-6603 

Junior Achievement of the Cape Fear Region Courtney Hickman 910-462-3690

Project Linus Sharon Black 910-681-0452

Guardian ad Litem Program of the 5th Judicial District Lynne Fender or Liz Kachris-Jones 910-616-8960 or 910-520-4035 or

Wilmington Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Support Group Burt Masters, Co-Leader, Wilmington MS Spt Gp (910) 383-1368

Interfaith Refugee Ministry Sarah Kingsley 910-538-0714

Carolina Vocal Arts Ensemble Beverly Cree 910.799.9977

Occupy Wilmington NC Roxanne Kirtright 910 380 1690

The Friends of the New Hanover County Public Library Ruth M. Brown 910-256-5482

Cape Fear Coalition for a Drug-Free Tomorrow Diane Edwards 962-7432

The Carousel Center Tira Hanrahan (910) 254 – 9898 ext. 218

Monty’s Home Barb Raab 910-259-7911

Cape Fear Clinic, Inc.  (Formerly Tileston Health Clinic) John Devaney, Executive Director 910-343-8736

American Red Cross- Cape Fear Chapter Wendy Flynn (910) 762-2683 ext 328

Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina at Wilmington Jeff Rose 910-251-1465 ext 2205

(WRAAP) Wilmington’s Residential Adolescent Achievement Place, Inc. Daryl Dockery 910.392.6007

Airlie Gardens Flo Berry 910-798-7566

NC Coastal Federation Ted Wilgis 910-509-2838

Phoenix Employment Ministry Don Skinner 910-343-8469

Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter Tracy Register / Jason Clamme 910-512-7559 or 910-796-7981 or

Domestic Violence Shelter and Services, Inc. Andrea Stough 910-343-0703

Wrightsville Beach Museum of History Madeline Flagler 910-256-2569

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Melissa Clary 910-763-3114

Wilmington SCORE Sara Raleigh 910-409-9865

Coastal Horizons Center, Inc.  Crisis Intervention Services Julie Ozier, LCSW or   Celine Adair, LMFT (910) 392-6936

American Red Cross – Cape Fear Chapter Wendy Flynn 910-762-2683 ext.328

Brunswick County Volunteer Center Jayne W. Mathews 910-253-2574

YWCA Lower Cape Fear Katie Nelson 910-799-6820 ext 104

New Hanover High School Army JROTC LTC James M. Chaffins (910) 520 – 7244

Comfort Socks Theresa Tese 9102698577


SEACC (Southeastern Alliance for Community Change) Steve Lee 910-791-4877

Brunswick Christian Recovery Center Ouida Hewett 910-842-6017


Elderhaus Adult Day Care Trudy Tann (910)251-0660

Brunswick Family Assistance Agency Lora Moree 910-754-4777x 103

Amercan Radio Relay League Glenn Cox 910 431 3875

“Bread for Life….” Ministry Claudette Fiskin, MSW 910-343-5276

Cape Fear Literacy Council Rachel LaCoe 910-251-0911

Canines for Service (formerly Carolina Canines for Service) Laura Kranchalk 910-362-8181

Pretty In Pink Foundation Joy Wade 910-620-9871

Paws Place Inc.  3701 E. Boiling Spring Rd.  Winnabow, NC 28479 Peggy Durso 910-253-9258

New Hanover Regional Medical Center Eileen McConville 815.5317

A.R.R.L. The Amercican Radio Relay League Glenn Cox 910 431 3875

Cape Fear Volunteer Center Annie Anthony 910-392-8180