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    Archive for April 2009

    In recognition of 30 years since its incorporation, the Town of Southern Shores held a two day celebration beginning Saturday, April 18th.  The weather was perfect for the fun and festivities with plenty of food, entertainment and fun for all.  The community pulled together to prepare and provide beach games, kite flying, a parade of decorated bicycles and motor of all sorts, arts and crafts show and a baked goods contest.  In addition, no special event is complete without our Outer Banks clown, Magic Mike!  On Sunday, the Southern Shores Boat Club provided canal tours from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. from the Loblolly Marina. 

    The Town Manager, Don Smith stated, “The success of the Town’s 30th anniversary celebration is yet another wonderful example of the volunteerism of our residents complimented by the professionalism of our town staff – please join me in extending heartfelt gratitude for all who helped make this celebration possible.”

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    In its 11th year and going strong, the Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center hosted the annual Inter-Tribal Powwow this last Saturday and Sunday, April 25th  and 26th.

    It was a magical time of dance when invited in the circle and watching the circle dancers, song, and listening to the beat of the drum throughout the wooded area.  There are paths leading here and there to vendors selling handmade baskets, drums, flutes, skins, storytelling, and children’s crafts.  Exhibits about the different tribes and people dressed in their ancestral Indian gowns were everywhere.  It is a very enjoyable experience and fun for the whole family.

    Mother’s Day is around the corner; it falls on Sunday, May 10th this year.  Plan a week at the beach where spring is in full bloom, the weather is warm and the people are friendly.  No high rises, no heavy traffic, no shoes, no shirt, no problem!  Just kick back, dig your toes in the sand and watch the pelican squadron patrol the beach.  The waves will lull you to sleep or keep you in shape if you dare to ride them.

    Our homes lack for nothing when it comes to comfort, just bring you, your family and be ready for a good time.  Call us today and ask about our specials, 800.368.3825.  See you at the beach!

    Theatre of Dare, a non-profit community theatre here on the Outer Banks or North Carolina announces their production of Little Women the Musical is running May 1-3 & 8-10, 2009 at the COA Roanoke Island Campus in Manteo!


    Jason Forbes, Director of Theatre of Dare describes the show, “Written in 1868 by Louisa May Alcott, the story follows the four March sisters: feisty Jo, romantic Meg, sweet Beth, and bratty Amy, growing up and coming of age during the Civil War.  The novel has touched the hearts of generation after generation of mothers, daughters, sisters, and maybe even a gentleman or two.  The musical, which premiered on Broadway in 2005, features lively songs, touching storylines, laughter, tears, and so much more.  We’re so proud to bring this delightful, family-friendly musical to you!”


    For more information about the show or how to get tickets, visit them online at or call 252-261-4064.

    The homeowner of #332 Pelican’s Perch, a gorgeous, amenity packed, semi-oceanfront eight bedroom home in Nags Head, called to let us know what a great job everyone has done. She said her house looks great and it has to be because of our Housekeeping and Maintenance staff!  

    The homeowner of #428 Goosebumps, a lovely, oceanside four bedroom home in Duck, called ing to tell us how wonderful and clean the house looked when she came in. She said her house is 13 years old and because of all we do, it still looks great. Another happy owner!! Thanks everyone.

    Earth Day is officially set for April 22nd this year; but will be celebrated on Sunday, April 19th as well at the Outer Banks Brewing Station.  This event is co-sponsored by the Outer Banks Surfrider Foundation to commemorate the first year anniversary of the Nation’s first brew pub wind turbine.  Come enjoy the music, environmental booths, food, garden box demonstration and kid’s crafts.

    The coverage has changed for the job loss section. Travel Guard is pleased to announce enhanced coverage for involuntary termination or layoff. Our trip cancellation coverage due to involuntary termination or layoff now requires only one year of employment with the same employer, and does not have any restrictions on departure date.

    This enhanced coverage is available on the following plans:

    Vacation Rental Protection Plan

    Ski Guard: All Seasons Protection Plan

    Rental Vacation Protection Plan

    The specific coverage is as follows:

    Trip cancellation coverage due to…

    The Insured or Traveling Companion is involuntarily terminated or laid off through no fault of his or her own, which occurs more than 14 days after an Insured’s effective date of coverage, provided that he or she has been an active employee for the same employer for at least 1 year. Termination must occur following the effective date of coverage. This provision is not applicable to temporary employment, independent contractors or self-employed persons.

    Travel Guard understands the concerns many travelers are having right now and believe this coverage enhancement will help our guests feel more confident when making their reservations. We encourage you to use this enhanced trip cancellation coverage to help secure bookings for 2009 and beyond.

    Carolina Designs Realty has chosen to set our business apart from our competition by becoming a BBB Accredited Business.  As a company, our focus is our commitment to extremely high standards of customer service and operational innovation.  We gave a strong and long standing reputation of providing quality homes and exceptional service.  Our operations have always lead the way in technological advancements in the industry.  We are able to showcase this status by standing by these principles by telling our customers that we can be trusted as a member of the Better Business Bureau.  It is reported 94% of Americans recognize the BBB and 84% prefer

    to do business with a BBB Accredited Business.  Our Business Report is online at

    Carolina Designs Realty is among the 1700+ businesses in BBB of Greater Hampton Roads, Inc. that demonstrate their support and commitment to the highest business standards by being  BBB Accredited Businesses.

    Friday, April 10th & 13th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Currituck Heritage Park  – join the Easter Bunny & the Currituck Duck for the Easter Egg-stravaganza with an Egg Hunt (bring your own basket); duck pond & bunny petting zoo; balloon art; face painting; temporary tattoos; egg & spoon races; bean bag toss; jellybean counting contest; rock climbing wall; bake sale, snow cones, popcorn & refreshments; fabulous prizes!  Admission & parking are free. For more information, call 252-453-9040. 

    Saturday, April 11th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Kitty Hawk Kites Kitty Hawk Kites in Nags Head sponsors the largest Easter Egg Hunt in the Outer Banks with over 2,000 candy and toy-filled eggs to be collected. Chalk coloring contests, kite making, games and surprise visits from Wil-Bear and friends. (252) 441-4124, (877) FLY-THIS.

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    In conjunction with Ray Matthews, a renowned local photographer, Carolina Designs Realty, Inc. has produced a postcard of the Outer Banks of North Carolina in order to distribute them among our guests.  A handful will be left in every home prior to the arrival of our guests for their use during the week.   

    The added touch and personal attention is what sets us apart from the norm as kind, friendly and a joy to do business with because of our strong commitment to extremely high standards of customer service.