Outer Banks Chowder Cookoff and Oyster Roast

Every year in November on a Sunday afternoon, usually the second or third weekend, Seagate North Shopping Center in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina (MP 5.5) provides the venue for the Outer Banks Chowder Cookoff and Oyster Roast.  For the entrance fee of $10, you can take the taste test from amateur cooks and professional chefs who compete for prizes for best seafood chowder and best nonseafood chowder.  There’s also an oyster roast and hamburgers and hot dogs. Beer, wine, soda, and water are available. All proceeds benefit local charities.

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11th Annual Outer Banks Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival

This very popular outdoor event is chock full of planned programs, activities and exhibits from Tuesday, November 6th through Sunday, November 11th.  Each day from dawn to dusk on the hour, registered participants choose their sport from birding, kayaking, canoeing, photography, expeditions, exhibiting, and carving.  There are unlimited opportunities to see wildlife in their natural habitat.   All programs offered have a reasonably priced registration fee.

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2007 National Conference for Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professionals

Michelle Layne, our General Manager, and a Certified Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professional (CVRHP) since 2003 as well as Deborah Stone, our Housekeeping Manager, will attend the 2007 National Conference for Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professionals November 1st – 4th.  This year, the conference will be held at the five-star Beau Rivage Oceanfront Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.

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New Hope for Oldest Fishing Pier on Outer Banks

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Jennette’s pier on the beach road at 16.5 mile post in Nags Head, North Carolina may have new hope to be rebuilt.  Built in 1939, this historic ocean landmark has weathered dozens of hurricanes and nor’easters. But, in 2003, Hurricane Isabelle wiped out 540 feet of the pier.  After various plans to rebuild never came to fruition, the North Carolina Council of State decided to accept the transfer of property from the North Carolina Aquarium Society, in partnership with the North Carolina Aquariums, and plans on successfully completing the reconstruction project.

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23rd Annual VRMA Conference and Showcase

The Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA) will hold its 23rd Annual Conference and Showcase in New Orleans, LA, on October 13-17, 2007.  Carolina Designs Realty will send a few staff members from each department so that they may benefit from the promotional, educational and networking opportunities that this conference brings to our industry.  Focus will be placed on the issues and challenges that impact our field of service.  A highlighted feature of this event will be a large Showcase of products and services that are available.  Expert-let educational sessions offer the latest information and strategies available in today’s market.

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