Importance of Memorial Day to the U.S. Economy

Memorial Day dates back to the aftermath of the Civil War; people honor the service of fallen soldiers by decorating their graves. This holiday still retains its patriotic spirit, but its economic consequences, though smaller than those of other holidays, cannot be overlooked. Memorial Day is the unofficial start of …

Memorial Day Travel to the Outer Banks: Suggestions to Avoid Delay

DailyPress.com suggested plans to avoid inevitable congestion in Hampton Roads as Memorial Day Weekend traditionally kicks off the summer travel season. Anyone planning to drive in and around the area this weekend will want to plan ahead. It is recommended that drivers heading toward the Outer Banks area should avoid …

Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head Officially Open

Jennette’s Pier officially opened with a bang Saturday, May 21 as Gov. Beverly Purdue christened the new, $25 million ocean-fishing pier in Nags Head around noon with a bottle of champagne. After that, hundreds of residents and visitors rushed into the 16,000-square-foot pier house and 1,000-foot-long pier to enjoy the …

Outer Banks Beach Tops List for What to do on Memorial Day

Today, Richmond.com reported that a trip to the Outer Banks tops the list of what Richmonders want to do for Memorial Day.  Most private and community pools open on Memorial Day weekend. It’s time to slather on the sunscreen, grab your goggles and hit the pool.  What Memorial Day is …

Faire Days Festival on Wednesdays, Summer 2011

Faire Days Festival on Wednesdays, Summer 2011 at Scarborough Faire Shopping Village in Duck, NC Besides offering Exciting Boutique Shopping and Fine Dining year round, Scarborough Faire is proud to announce Faire Days for 12 consecutive weeks throughout the Summer of 2011. Every Wednesday, starting June 15th and ending Aug 31st, …

Outer Banks Relay for Life: The Captain’s Crew raised over $10,000

On behalf of all of us here at Carolina Designs Realty, we would like to thank everyone on The Captain’s Crew for their leadership, organization and implementation of our Outer Banks Relay for Life fundraising events this past weekend.  Our yard sale this weekend raised over $1100, and together with …

North Carolina Ranks as One of the Nation’s Top Vacation Spots

A story posted on The ApexHerald.com reported that, according to a new survey, North Carolina will be the fourth most popular tourist destination this summer. Only Florida, California and New York outpace North Carolina in the latest American Express Spending and Saving Tracker, which asked Americans about their summer travel …

Travel Guard’s All Seasons Travel Plan

Carolina Designs Realty is pleased to offer and strongly recommend Travel Guard’s All Seasons Travel Plan, our optional vacation insurance. This insurance policy is your only means available to protect you from losses or damages resulting from loss or use of your vacation rental home due to a mandatory evacuation …

Outer Banks Hang Gliding School Expands Operation

Hamptonroads.com article by Jeff Hampton, writer for The Virginian-Pilot, announced Kitty Hawk Kites was issued their county permit last week to expand its popular hang gliding school in the spring of 2012 on 75 acres of grassy airstrip – one 1,000 feet long and the other 1,800 feet long behind …

Wonderful Vacation Experience Shared by Happy Guest

“I wanted to let you know how very satisfied we were with our first Outer Banks rental; specifically, your company!  You and the office were GREAT to work with and very personable and responsive.  All of the maintenance folks, including the pool guy, were wonderful to work with and extremely …