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    18th Annual Independence Day Festival of Fireworks

    The Whalehead Club in Corolla
    Sunday, July 4, 2010 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Fireworks begin at dusk; enjoy food, fun activities, music and bring your blankets and chairs; Admission and Parking are free; For more information, visit www.whaleheadclub.com or call (252) 453-9040.

    America Celebrates

    Sunday, July 4, 2010 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Roanoke Island Festival Park Pavilion in Manteo; Gates open at 6 p.m.; Bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic dinner if you wish; East Carolina University performing music by George M. Cohan at 8 p.m.; Admission and Parking are free; For more information, visit www.townofmanteo.com or call (252) 475-1500.

    6th Annual Independence Day Parade

    Monday, July 5, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. in the Town of Duck; Event following the parade at the Duck Town Park; Music by Ruth Wyand & Friends; Parade route is approximately one mile and begins at Scarborough Lane and continues down Ocean Way and then Christopher Drive; For more information, visit www.townofduck.com or call (252) 255-1234.

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    Segways or “electric personal assistive mobility devices” have been approved for use in Nags Head.
    They can travel at a maximum speed limit to 6 mph on the town’s multi-use path between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
    Buck Ward of Segway of Richmond plans to offer two guided tours a day, Monday through Friday, on the Segways. Our vacation rental guests will enjoy this mode of transportation and availability of tours.

    Etheridge Homeplace, a 150 acre tract working farm along the north end of Roanoke Island on the Outer Bank, has been restored or replicated by referring to deeds, records, and historic photographs to create a living history site from the early 1800’s called Island Farm.  It portrays life on a working farm in that era.
    The Island Farm is now open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Admission is $5; children 5 and under are free. For information call 252-473-6500 or visit www.theislandfarm.com.

    Under The Oaks 2010 

    If your vacation destination is in Corolla next week, you won’t have to wander far from your abode to take part in this worthy event.  Held on the North lawn of the Whalehead Club at Currituck Heritage Park in Corolla, NC, the 9th Annual Arts Festival hosts over 100 artists marketing their wares of watercolors, clay, photography, haberdashery, wood, stained glass, and much more.  Join in the fund on Wednesday, June 23rd from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday, June 24th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Other features include a silent art auction, food vendors, baked goods sale, musical entertainment, local authors book signing and the Lost Colony actors! 

    If your vacation destination is in Corolla next week, you won’t have to wander far from your abode to take part in this worthy event.  Held on the North lawn of the Whalehead Club at Currituck Heritage Park in Corolla, NC, the 9 Annual Arts Festival hosts over 100 artists marketing their wares of watercolors, clay, photography, haberdashery, wood, stained glass, and much more.  Join in the fund on Wednesday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday, June 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Other features include a silent art auction, food vendors, baked goods sale, musical entertainment, local authors book signing and the Lost Colony actors! There will be a kids corner offering a local favorite clown, Magic Mike, pony rides with Corolla Horse Fund, rock climbing wall, and ceramic art decorating.  Enjoy free admission with a small donation request for car parking.  For more information, call 252.453.9040, ext. 3.  Proceeds benefit the Whalehead Preservation Trust.

    “Dear Staff at Carolina Designs Realty, Well here we are again, back home and already dreaming about next year in the Outer Banks!  

    As it has been for the last 6 years (4 at #589 Ocean Star) the time spent in your beautiful part of the world was wonderful – peaceful and exhilarating at the same time.  Thank you for all that you do, from the moment we make our first reservation, to when we walk up the steps to our lovely home for the week.  The house was immaculate.  Everything we needed was where it was supposed to be.  Outside, the grounds were beautiful.  Your entire staff – office, housekeeping, and maintenance are a joy to work with.  You should all be very proud.  Thank you so much for your care and concern that our vacation would be perfect.  It was, and we think Carolina Designs Realty is perfect too!  You really are A+ Southern Hospitality at its best – Bless you all! “

    Sincerely, Don & Marie, Bellmore, NY

    Enjoy a free performance of the North Carolina Symphony at Roanoke Island Festival Park’s outdoor pavilion for the 9th Annual Summer Pops Concert on Sunday, June 20th.  Gates open at 6 p.m. with a pre-show at 7 p.m. from the Outer Banks Chorus.  The North Carolina Symphony begins at 8:15 p.m.  Don’t forget to bring a picnic dinner, chairs or a blanket for an evening on the lawn in front of stage with the beautiful Roanoke sound providing the backdrop.  

    This event is brought to you in conjunction of the Dare County Tourism Board and The Roanoke Island Commission.

    “I rented #615 in May and fell in love with this vacation rental property, but more specifically was incredibly impressed with your company.   I firmly believe that customer service (with a smile) and promptness in response is an important key to success and Carolina Designs Realty  went above and beyond.  I travel globally and am loyal to those companies that strive to keep customer service and promptness their priority and you have done it.   I have rented from other companies in the Outer Banks and absolutely NONE of them compare.
     

    I hope to meet you some day and personally thank you for what great qualities you are instilling in your workforce and of course, hiring the right people as well as details around my requests and the incredible response I was given.  Keep it up!  I’m returning next spring (if not sooner).”

     

    Kind Regards,
    Teresa
    Massillon, OH

     

    Melanie Hugget reported on HorseJournals.com that North Carolina has made the wild Spanish mustangs that live along the Outer Banks an official state symbol. The vote passed The House unanimously yesterday and the measure awaits Governor Beverly Perdue signature.

    Two herds of approximately 100 horses live near Corolla and the Shackleford Banks in Carteret County and are a major tourist attraction. The horses are believed to have descended from horses brought by Spanish explorers to the area in the 1500s. Students at Currituck County elementary school originally suggested the idea to lawmakers.

    Enjoy beautiful sunsets and serine surrounds while using the public kayak/canoe launch in Duck located on the western shore on the Currituck Sound.  This is the only public sound access within The Town of Duck at the Town’s Municipal Park.

    Although there are several sound access points in duck which are private to their subdivisions, there is no other public sound access within the Town limits. A few of the water sports shops along the sound have private access for the rentals they provide.

    Please be aware that there are no public launch points within the Town of Duck for motorized personal watercraft.