Kure Beach, NC Real Estate News

By Kathy Knight, BROKER, ABR, CRS, GRI, SFR, SRES
(Intracoastal Realty Corp)
  Lots of deals right now at Carolina Beach and Kure Beach. IRC just had a price drop of $ 50 K on an oceanfront home. It is now priced at $ 525K for oceanfront. These are 2003 or earlier prices. In 2005 this would've have been closer to a 1 million dollar asking price. Buy now for investment and future enjoyment - prices will never be this low again. Carolina & Kure Beaches - There are currently 395 single family homes for sale and this represents little change from February 1, 2011 and 8.4% of our total WRAR inventory. The average list price is $381,410 and decrease of about $8,596 from February. In February there were 18 homes sold, divide that by the homes available and you have a 21.9 monthly supply of homes in Carolina and Kure Beach. The average sold price for the month of Februa...
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By Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches
(BlueCoast Realty Corporation)
Suncoast Cruisers Back to the Beach Car Show April 1 ~ 2, 2011 Nothing says Spring at the beach quite like a car show and parade!  This year the fun takes place April 1st and 2nd with the Suncoast Cruisers Back to the Beach Car Show. Friday April 1 kicks off the fun with a Cruise-In at Smithfield Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q, located on 17th St. near the corner of S. College Rd., in Wilmington NC from 4p ~ 6:30p.  The Classic Car Parade starts at 7:30p at the Food Lion parking lot in Carolina Beach NC.  The parade will have police escorts and culiminates at Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area Kure Beach NC.  Parade participants are invited to join the social at the Beach House at Fort Fisher. Saturday April 2 the fun continues with the car show at Fort Fisher Recreation Area from 9a ~ 4p. Vehic...
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By Kathy Knight, BROKER, ABR, CRS, GRI, SFR, SRES
(Intracoastal Realty Corp)
KURE BEACH NAMED ONE OF USA 'S TOP 10 BEACHES Top 10 most beautiful beaches in the US according to MY TRAVELGUIDEPOSTS.COM....Looking for the ultimate beach getaway? Find out the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the US this year!There are so many beautiful beaches to choose from in the US that it's almost impossible to pick ten of the best. However, after much deliberation, we've come up with a top 10 list where we've rounded up what we think are ten of the most beautiful beaches in the US.Kure BeachKure Beach is located in the southern tip of North Carolina, just minutes away from downtown Wilmington NC.Beaches in North Carolina don't come as beautiful as Kure Beach, which is definitely one of the best beaches in the state!This beach boasts a beautiful family friendly-feel without the ...
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By Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches
(BlueCoast Realty Corporation)
That's A Moray!  Valentine's Dinner at Fort Fisher Aquarium  February 14, 2011 If you're looking for something a little different to do this Valentine's Day, look no further!  That's A Moray!  Valentine's Dinner at Fort Fisher Aquarium in Kure Beach NC will please the eyes, the palate and your honey! Picture it, candlelight dinner/dessert for 2 and dancing amidst the beauty and magic of Fort Fisher Aquarium.  You can reserve the table/exhibit of your choice on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Dinner will be catered by Thyme Savor Catering and  features an appetizer of seasonal fruit, cheese and crudites, Caprese salad, choice of braised beef short ribs in chocolate sauce over red bliss smashed potatoes, Coq au Vin (classic French chicken dish) cooked in red wine with pearl onions, mush...
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By Kathy Knight, BROKER, ABR, CRS, GRI, SFR, SRES
(Intracoastal Realty Corp)
What's Happening This Weekend in Wilmington and Local Beaches   This weekend in the Wilmington area is a reenactment at the Fort Fisher Battle grounds to commerate the 146 the anniversary of the end of the American Civil War. Fort Fisher State Historic Site is planning a day of educational events from 10 am to 4 pm. Civil War reenactors will drill, fire off period 21 pound artillery pieces and demonstrate rifel tactics. The visitors center is located just off US 421 south of Kure Beach. Other area events include the following: Saturday, January 15, 2011Brewery Tour, Fun, Front Street Brewery, Downtown Wilmington, 3 pm, FREEHidden Battleship, Tour, Battleship North Carolina, Downtown Wilmington, 8:30 to 12:30 & 1:30 to 5:30, $45/$35Featured Exhibit: Photography in Focus, Fun, Cape Fear M...
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By Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches
(BlueCoast Realty Corporation)
FREE ADMISSION AT FORT FISHER AQUARIUM JANUARY 17, 2011 I'm becoming known as the "Free Event Queen of New Hanover County NC"!  I can't help it, when I hear of a FREE event in the Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach NC area, I simply have to share it!  Who among us doesn't appreciate a deal -- be it in Real Estate or just a fun event?  If I can help you with either, I'm delighted -- so stay tuned to my blog -- I'll keep finding great real estate deals for my Client's and great FREE EVENTS for my community! Next up?  How about FREE ADMISSION to the Fort Fisher Aquarium in Kure Beach NC?  In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, Fort Fisher Aquarium is offering FREE ADMISSION on Monday January 17, 2011 9am ~ 5pm.  Yes, I said, FREE!! Have you visited the aquarium lately?  There are new ex...
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By Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches
(BlueCoast Realty Corporation)
Calling all Civil War Buffs!  146th Anniversary of the Second Battle for Fort Fisher. FREE EVENT THIS SATURDAY JANUARY 15, 2011 AT FORT FISHER! When Fort Fisher fell to the Union army on January 15, 1865 it helped seal the fate of the Confederacy and forever changed the South.  Fort Fisher will be commemorating the 146th Anniversary of the Second Battle for Fort Fisher this Saturday January 15, 2011 beginning at 10am at Fort Fisher State Historical Site in Kure Beach NC. This FREE event, Glory Enough for All, will take a look back at how the Veterans of the Second Battle for Fort Fisher remembered their war days. There will be Confederate artillery and small arms demonstrations, guided battle walks of the remaining earthworks, a special tour of Fort Fisher's Battle Acre, highlighting th...
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By Dick & Sandy Beals
(Wilmington Real Estate 4U Wilmington, NC)
365 Things to Do in Greater Wilmington, NC and the Cape fear Region - Day 99 ---- holidays definitely get you off track, but we are back.....  Don't miss the Island of Lights new Years celebration starting at 9pm at Kure Beach Pier, NC. This is free and you will experience the dropping of a giant lighted beach ball......fireworks and a DJ plus dancing.    What fun and tomorrows weather looks pretty mild according to the forecasters.  Be there for the count down...something you won't want to miss.
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By Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches
(BlueCoast Realty Corporation)
Children's Discovery Time at Fort Fisher Aquarium: Sharks Looking for a way to encourage your little ones to develop a love of marine life?  I don't know about you, but the kids in my family have a fascination with sharks.  They want to read about them, talk about them, see them, touch them! (not on my watch!), learn all about them! Fort Fisher Aquarium in Kure Beach is going to help them do just that with the Children's Discovery Time: Sharks!  The program is for children ages 3 ~ 5 and lasts an hour. Wednesday January 5, 2011 @ 10am.  Cost is $11 and participation requires Pre-Registration.  You can contact Fort Fisher Aquarium at 910.458.7468  
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By Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches
(BlueCoast Realty Corporation)
Breakfast with the Fishes at Fort Fisher Aquarium in Kure Beach, NC Get a behind the scenes look at Fort Fisher Aquarium before it opens, enjoy breakfast pastries and feed the fish in the Touch Tank Exhibit.  Saturday January 8, 2011  8am ~ 9am Price: $15.00 ages 13 and up, $13.00 ages 3-12. Aquarium admission is included. $5.00 for children age 2. No charge for children under 2. Not exactly swimming with sharks (and that better never happen again CA!), but it's a whole lot safer!  Fort Fisher Aquarium in Kure Beach, NC has all sorts of programs available for the public.  You can click here to check out the calendar and see what peaks your interest!  But be warned, you'll want to do it all, so be sure and make plenty of time on your calendar!    
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By Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches
(BlueCoast Realty Corporation)
TRICK OR TREAT UNDER THE SEA FORT FISHER AQUARIUM KURE BEACH NC Fort Fisher Aquarium will be hosting it's most popular event of the year, TRICK OR TREAT UNDER THE SEA,  on Wednesday October 27 and Thurdsay October 28, 2010 from 5:30pm ~ 8:00pm.  Everyone is encouraged to wear a costume (no masks for adults, please) and take part in games, story-telling, face painting, 2 magic shows a night, and haunted gardens!  Keep an eye out for the Spooky Divers, they'll be haunting the big tank! Join the Fresh Water Wonders "crew" to play games and win prizes.  You'll get a chance to pick up treats from glow-in-the-dark jellies and other deep sea creatures. I wonder if Luna will wear a costume? If you dare, your evening ends with a walk down the Path of Scaredom!  If that's not your cup of tea, the...
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By Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches
(BlueCoast Realty Corporation)
Shhhh.  Listen.  Do you hear that?  Guns firing, clashing of swords, running feet, blasting of cannons, screams of agony, moans of the dying?  Can you see that figure in the pine grove?  He's wearing a uniform of sorts, it looks to be gray.  Confederate gray.  What is he looking at?  You?  Can he see and hear you?  Or is he simply maintaining his post?  Wilmington was the last of the Confederate south's trade ports to remain open during the last days of the Civil War and the men of Fort Fisher made that possible.  Led by General William Whiting Fort Fisher was finally defeated on January 15, 1865.  A few months later the South surrendered and the Civil War came to a close.  Or did it?  General Whiting was injured in that last battle and sent to a Union prison where he died of his injuri...
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By Dick & Sandy Beals
(Wilmington Real Estate 4U Wilmington, NC)
Day 89:  Ghost Hike at the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area  10/8-10/9/2010. You will need a flashlight and a reservation for this  hike down the trails  at Fort Fisher.  Join the park ranger and explore unexplained phenomena of the area. The event starts at 8pm at the visitor center where you will explore trails that are normally closed each night....To make your reservation call 910-458-5798. There are other dates available throughout October.  
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By Dick & Sandy Beals
(Wilmington Real Estate 4U Wilmington, NC)
Day 82:  Understand the world of sharks:   Free at the New Hanover County Library-Main  Branch in downtown Wilmington... 9/23/10 The program will explore the world of sharks. The session is for elementary school children and pre-teens. THose participating in this event will make a shark hat, hear shark stories and watch "The Great White Man Easting Shark."   Registration is required, but there is no COST.  Call 910-798-6300.  Now if you want something for your preschooler....the aquarium (at 900 Loggerhead Road in Ft Fisher)  is running a program on the same day for 3 to 5 year olds.  Children will hear a story about sharks and create a craft.    This program has a fee for children and parents.  For details go to ncaquariums.com     Sandy Beals  
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By Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches
(BlueCoast Realty Corporation)
UPCOMING PROGRAMS AT FORT FISHER AQUARIUM IN KURE BEACH NC Get ready for some fun at Fort Fisher Aquarium! Extended Behind the Scenes Tour  --  multiple dates through the month of September.  $22 per person Surf Fishing  --  Sat. 9/11/10 3 hour workshop for ages 10 and up.  All equipment and bait provided. $12. Aquarist Apprentice  --  multiple dates through the month of September.  $25 per person. Canoeing the Salt Marsh -- Sun 9/12 & 9/26  Must be 8 or older.  $25 per person. Most of these programs have age restrictions, require Pre-Registration and group size is limited.  Call 910.458.7468 to register and get in on the fun! While you're there, be sure to stop in and say hi to Luna! Fort Fisher Aquarium 900 Loggerhead Road Kure Beach, NC  28449 910.458.7468      
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By Kathy Knight, BROKER, ABR, CRS, GRI, SFR, SRES
(Intracoastal Realty Corp)
LABOR DAY EVENTS IN THE WILMINGTON, NC AREA   LABOR DAY WEEKEND EVENTS:FIREWORKS Tonight at downtown Carolina Beach 9PM.Farmers Market will be on tomorrow at Carolina Beach just around the Lake on Lake Park Blvd. See Glynns soaps for some homemade soaps and skin fresheners. The Aquarium at Fort Fisher will have a BREAKFAST with THE FISHES tomorrow in the morning. You need to register in advance. Tickets are $ 15.00. Call 910 458-8257 for more information. See ncaquarium.org for more information. BALD Head Island will be holding a music festival tomorrow at the island. check www.baldheadisland.com for more information. There will be a March of Dimes 5 K fun run tomorrow at Mayfaire. IT costs $ 30 to join. On Sunday that being the 1st Sunday of the month - all New Hanover County resident...
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By Dick & Sandy Beals
(Wilmington Real Estate 4U Wilmington, NC)
Day 68 Fort Fisher Recreation Center  - located at 1000 Loggerhead Road, Kure Beach, NC 28449.  The season will soon be winding down so don't forget to visit the ocean shore and this recreation area....Lots to do, swim, fish, 4 wheel it, search the beach for t reassures or simply sit back and enjoy the wildlife around you.   This is one of the most beautiful beaches in the area and there is a lotsto do.  There are salt marshes, tidal creeks and mud flats for you to explore.  Be sure to check out their web site to know what is going on http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/fofi/main.php
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By Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches
(BlueCoast Realty Corporation)
My daughter spent the afternoon with her daughter, niece and nephew at NC's Fort Fisher Aquarium in Kure Beach and was kind enough to share the photos of their visit.  Evidently, she was not the only one trying to get out of the heat, she said it was packed!  How awesome that we have such a "cool" place to visit -- just down the road a piece!  Admission is $8 for adults (13-64) $7 for Seniors (over 64) $6 for kids (3-12) 2 and under are free. Fort Fisher is a Civil War National Historic Landmark.  It was instrumental in keeping the Port Of Wilmington open during the Civil War.  I highly recommend a visit! This is a great welcome, isn't it?  We may not be the biggest aquarium you've ever visited, but we sure do make up for it with beautiful sculptures and easy to view and understand exhi...
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By Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches
(BlueCoast Realty Corporation)
Fort Fisher is holding it's "Load, Ready, Fire" program this Saturday August 7, 2010. There will be costumed staff and volunteers giving tours and describing Civil War Artillery and telling stories about the soldiers who used them. They will be firing the 12lb bronze Napolean cannon at 11:45am & 3:45pm. Tours will begin at 11am and 3pm. Regular tours are held hourly from 9am - 4pm. Visit their site for more info.   Fort Fisher State Historic Site is located at 1610 Fort Fisher Boulevard Kure Beach, NC 28449.
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By Kathy Knight, BROKER, ABR, CRS, GRI, SFR, SRES
(Intracoastal Realty Corp)
NC Aquarium Behind the Scenes Tour...and More The NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher is now offering an Extended Behind the Scenes tour that takes participants deeper into the hidden layers of the Aquarium. The program will feature the traditional behind the scenes tour, which includes exploring animal quarantine, life support, food preparation, and access areas. The tour will then continue to the top of the Aquarium's largest exhibit, the Cape Fear Shoals, where participants will have the rare opportunity to view a live feeding of the 235,000 gallon tank from a newly created viewing deck. Sharks, stingrays, moray eels, spadefish, and other large fish call the exhibit home and will be swimming below during the tour. The 2 hour tour is for ages 8 and up, children 8 to 14 must be accompanied by ...
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