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    The 10th Annual Coastal Gardening Festival showcasing plants, jewelry, home décor, and yard art is just around the corner; Saturday, May 19th from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.  Sponsored by Dare County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers in association with NC Cooperative Extension, the Festival is held at 300 Mustian Street in Kill Devil Hills. With this year’s theme “Small Seeds yield Great Rewards”, come out to learn about gardening on the Outer Banks.  There will be educational displays and demonstrations addressing composting, recycling, container gardening, native plants and pruning. There are also children’s activities and tours of the Outer Banks Arboretum and Teaching Garden.

    For more information call (252)473-4290.

    First Flight Middle School sixth graders Sarah Downing and Dagen Gilbreath worked under the direction of Elaine Breiholz, our Property Manager, in participation of Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® Day. The program celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and is designed to bring young people into the workplace to strengthen the connection between education and work as well as relationships between parents and their children.

    Travel recommendation site announced winners of its inaugural 10Besties Readers’ Choice Travel Awards. With 20 nominees in each of 10 categories ranging from Best Beaches and Best Foodie Destinations, to Best Ski Resorts and Best Museums, 10Best’s readers were asked to vote for their favorite locations in each category.

    In keeping with the site’s focus, has announced the 10 winners in each of its travel award categories as determined by its more than one million readers. #1 pick for Best Beaches and #3 pick for Best Active Destination — Outer Banks, NC!

    Save hundreds of dollars by reserving one of our vacation rental homes offering pool heat for just a penny!

    Please call our office to have pool heat added to your lease. Promotion valid for 2012 rentals that are booked between 2/14 – 10/23/2012.

    All of us at Carolina Designs Realty would like to wish you a very happy new year!  There is still good availability for 2012. Please give us a call or visit our web site to see our great selection of premier vacation homes for a family vacation, retreat or personal getaway.

    For over 22 years, Carolina Designs Realty has offered some of the finest beach homes North Carolina’s Outer Banks. We manage homes in Corolla, Duck, Southern Shores, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, and Nags Head.

     We pride ourselves on the quality of our homes and the personal service we provide.  In addition to wireless Internet, all homes are stocked with two sets of towels per bedroom, freshly made beds, and our welcome package of soaps, paper products and gourmet coffee. 

    Please visit our website, for rates and availability or call us at 800-368-3825 to speak with our knowledgeable and friendly reservations staff from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.  For the best selection, please contact us soon.  We hope to see you at the beach!

    An article from Lansing State Journal recently conveyed how close our remote paradise really is – just a 90-minute drive from Norfolk Airport in Virginia, or an easy drive from DC, Richmond, and other major cities. 

    Every town within the Outer Banks community has something special to offer, from the wide Atlantic to the expansive Currituck Sound. 

     The Outer Banks is heaven to fishermen, boaters, kayakers, and golfers alike.  Low-density rentals and an absence of high-rise hotels keep the 60-mile strand of beach and shore stretching across Currituck and Dare counties natural and scenic.

     For more information, visit or www.VisitCurrituck. com.

     Source:   Lansing State Journal

    The Outer Banks Home Builders Parade of Homes October 6th – 9th tour of 16 newly constructed coastal homes featured new designs boasting new technologies and best building practices.

    All proceeds from the tour support the Outer Banks Food Pantry.

    Two Carolina Designs Realty vacation homes were featured in the Parade of Homes:

    #846 Sol Mate


     #766 Inside Out

    Soar by day, swing by night

    To complement Soaring 100 festivities, the First Flight Foundation is hosting a Ragtime Gala October 22nd at Duck Woods Country Club in Southern Shores. Chef Dave Melson showcases fresh, seasonal, local cuisine from hors d’oeuvres to dessert, with wine and beer included and a cash bar available. 

    The entertainment, underwritten by Carolina Designs Realty, Inc., begins with Outer Banks’ own, guitarist Joe Mapp, bassist Andy Rice, and Leslie Erickson, gypsy-jazz music of Django Reinhardt, followed by a surprising floorshow produced by Elizabeth R & Company.  Dancing will follow with swinging, jump-blues and jazz delivered by Washington D.C. based, Terence McArdle and Big Trouble. McArdle’s group boasts a tick tight horn section playing the songs of Count Basie, the Brian Setzer Orchestra, Charlie Parker, and Duke Ellington. A silent auction will round-out the evening with several selections of art, a beach home vacation, a package from Dayton to include the Dayton Air Show and tickets to the Aviation Hall of Fame; framed art from the Wright Family; and flights, of course.

    Soaring 100, a four day celebration at Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills and Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head, marks the centennial of Orville Wright’s world record glider flight in 1911, which is considered the birth of modern soaring.  Numerous flight groups, dignitaries, and aviators of note are travelling to the Outer Banks of North Carolina to celebrate. To help welcome them, three evening events have been planned including an outdoor barbeque at Kitty Hawk Kites in Nags Head on Friday, October 21; the Ragtime Gala; and a casual “meet and mingle” at Pamlico Jack’s Hideaway in Nags Head on Sunday, October 23.

    For more information and tickets on Ragtime Gala reservations, which are $100 per person, visit or call the First Flight Foundation office at 252-491-5165.  You may also save $10 when you purchase the package offered for all three evening events by going to

    The Outer Banks Home Builders Parade of Homes will be hosted from October 6th – 9th .  The tour of 16 newly constructed coastal homes features designs with new technologies and best building practices

    All Parade homes are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.  These homes are diverse in form and function, each offering a unique representation of life at the beach. 

    View them on your own timetable, as this year’s homes are scattered from Corolla on the north beach to south Nags Head, a more compact route than in recent years.  

    All proceeds from the tour support the Outer Banks Food Pantry.

    Call the Outer Banks Home Builders Association at 252-449-8232 for more information.     

    Two Carolina Designs Realty vacation homes will be featured in the Parade of Homes:

    Debuting this October, a new series on the PBS network TV travel series entitled “Getting Away Together” showing the growing trend in families’ gathering for vacation is now in production.

    A different group of family members or friends is featured on each episode as they travel to a beautiful destination, stay at a luxury rental home and explore the area’s points of interest, unwind and spend quality time together.

    Dare County and Currituck County tourism boards split the production costs as the series provides a great opportunity to market the area’s vacation home rentals.  Aaron Tuell, director of public relations at the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau stated, “We identified some attractions and experiences that will help make the Outer Banks stand out in viewers’ minds as a great place to vacation.”

    Visitors Bureau Managing Director Lee Nettles added, “Ours is one of the top vacation rental markets in the country, and this is a great way to promote the benefits of rental homes and help people become more familiar with the whole process. We boiled down our list of destinations to a handful to give people a good snapshot of the Outer Banks.”


    PBS crew films family’s visit to the Outer Banks