Thursday Update: Properties Under Contract through 6/25/15

Under Contract

Selling Agent Listing Agent Property Address Town List Price
Jane Dodd Co-Broke 3614 Rosewood Landing Dr Castle Hayne $369,500
April McDavid Co-Broke 410  Titleist Ln Wilmington $267,900
Co-Broke Sarah Burris 328 Wayne Dr Wilmington $239,500
Diane Thomas Co-Broke 101 Ridge Rd Hampstead $375,000
Co-Broke Paula Ferebee 401 Camway Dr Wilmington $224,900
Margery Jordan Co-Broke 2306 Foundry Ct Wilmington $329,500
Co-Broke Susan Keck 209 Bates Retreat Hampstead $387,900
Sharon Pate-Batts Co-Broke 215 Englewood Dr Wilmington $209,000
Sarah Burris Co-Broke 1107 S Lake Park Blvd #1 Carolina Beach $289,000
Co-Broke Deb Hays 108 Stonehead Ct Wilmington $339,000
Co-Broke Jeff Terry 7406 Walking  Horse Ct Wilmington $183,500
Alicia Devereaux Lisa Wayne 1020 Sabal Ct Wilmington $329,900
Kevin Donovan Claire Reddick 118 Stoneybrook Rd Wilmington $219,000
Co-Broke Nicole Valentine 554 Grande Manor Ct #204 Wilmington $267,900
Shirley James Bea Desmond 615 Spencer Farlow Dr #2-20 Carolina Beach $144,900
Lois Potratz Co-Broke 306 Lafayette S treet Wilmington $210,000
Co-Broke Keith Beatty 1538 S Shore Dr Surf City $499,900
Co-Broke Keith Beatty 831 Ovates Ln Wilmington $309,900
Carla Lewis Carla Lewis 2515 Guilford Ave Wilmington $394,500
Nicole Valentine Co-Broke 2618 Middle Sound Loop Rd Wilmington $65,000
Jimmy Hopkins Co-Broke 1159 Mill Creek Loop Leland $134,900
Joyce Barnwell Vance Young 2033 Balmoral Place Wilmington $1,095,000
Co-Broke Joanne Stenersen 1316 Trout Street North Topsail Beach $299,000
Michelle Collins Rodney Harris 6831 Main Street #233 Wilmington $233,300
Co-Broke Zander Koonce 631 Belhaven Dr Wilmington $424,900
Jean Sandlin Angie Pool 222 Carolina Beach Ave N Carolina Beach $89,900
Co-Broke Carla Lewis 1110 Country Club Rd Wilmington $349,500
Ashley Garner Co-Broke 3527 Lakewood Place Wilmington $185,900
Co-Broke Keith Beatty 6001 Culdees Ln Wilmington $296,900
Clare Kiley Chris Hoskins 5957 Ocean Highway Winnabow $219,000
Co-Broke Carla Lewis 4230 Wilshire Blvd #306-D Wilmington $59,900

Living Local: A Look At Area Events for July

Here is a list of exciting events happening this July:

6/28: Shakespeare on the Green: All’s Well that Ends Well – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

6/28-7/3: Summers at Seabreeze – TheatreNOW

6/28-7/3: Beachside Music Series at the Oceanic – Oceanic Restaurant

6/28: Mary Poppins – Thalian Hall

6/28: Free Movies at the Lake: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – Carolina Beach Lake Park

6/28: Historic Downtown Wilmington Marketplace – Riverfront Park

6/29: Wrightsville Beach Farmers Market – Town of Wrightsville Beach Municipal Grounds

7/1:  Concerts on the Coast – Middleton Park, Oak Island

7/1:  NC 4th of July Festival Beach Day – 46th Street and Beachfront Cabana Area, Southport

7/1:  Walk on Wednesday – NC Maritime Museum at Southport

7/1:  Southport Waterfront Market – Fort Johnston Garrison Lawn, Southport

7/1:  Oak Island Summer Concerts:Smokin’ Hot – Middleton Park, Oak Island

7/2:  Independence Day Fireworks – Boardwalk at the Gazebo

7/2:  Stars & Stripes: Presented by the NC Symphony – Kenan Auditorium on the campus of UNCW

7/2:  WECT Sounds of Summer Concert: The Fury – Wrightsville Beach Park

7/2:   Calabash  Movie Series: Into The Woods  – Calabash Town Park

7/2:   Shallotte Summer Concert Series: Blackwater Rhythm & Blues Band – Rourk Gardens

7/2-4:  NC 4th of July Festival Arts and Crafts – Franklin Square park in Southport

7/2-4:  NC 4th of July Festival Parade – Moore Street to Howe Street, Southport

7/3:  Mayfaire’s Music on the Town Presents: Independence Day with the 2nd Marine Division Band – Mayfaire Town Center Event Lawn

7/3:  Airlie Gardens Concert Series Presents: Hearbeat of Soul (Beach Rock) – Airlie Gardens

7/3:  Downtown Sundown Presents: 20 Ride (Zac Brown Tribute) – Riverfront Park

7/3: Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall – Middleton Park, Oak Island

7/3:  Ocean Isle Beach 4th of July Celebration: 21 E. Second St, Ocean Isle Beach

7/3: Ocean Isle Beach Concert and Fireworks – Museum of Coastal Carolina

7/4:  Walking Tour of Wilmington – Latimer House

7/4:  Carolina Beach Farmers Market – Carolina Beach Lake Park

7/4:  Riverfront Farmers Market – Downtown Wilmington

7/4:  City of Wilmington 4th of July Celebration – Along the Riverfront in Downtown Wilmington

7/4:  4th of July Dinner Cruise – Cape Fear Riverboats, Inc.

7/4:  4th of July Firecracker Cruise – Wilmington Water Tours

7/4:  NC 4th of July Festival Fireworks – Southport Watefront

7/4:  Calabash Fireworks – Calabash Waterfront

7/5:  Historic Downtown Wilmington Marketplace – Riverfront Park

7/5:  Free Movies at the Lake: Dolphin Tale 2 – Carolina Beach Lake Park

7/5:  Boogie in the Park Presents: Lynn and the Wave – Kure Beach Ocean Front Park

7/5:  Holden Beach Concert – Holden Beach Pavilion

7/6:  Wrightsville Beach Farmers Market – Town of Wrightsville Beach Municipal Grounds

7/6:  Oak Island Farmers Market – Middleton Park, Oak Island

7/8:  Southport Waterfront Market – Southport Waterfront

7/8:  Sunset Beach Concerts – Sunset Beach

7/9:  Fireworks By The Sea & Boardwalk Blast – Boardwalk at the Gazebo

7/9:  WECT Sounds of Summer Concert: The Other Guys – Wrightsville Beach Park

7/9:  Jazz at the Mansion Concert Series III – Bellamy Mansion

7/9:   Leland Concert – Leland Municipal Park

7/10: Mayfaire’s Music on the Town Presents: Sonic Spectrum – Mayfaire Town Center Event Lawn

7/10: Free Summer Concert Series: Mark Roberts Band – Ft. Fisher Air Force Recreation Area

7/10: Downtown Sundown Presents: The Breakfast Club (80’s Tribute) – Riverfront Park

7/10: East Coast “Got-Em-On” Classic King Mackerel Tournament – Carolina Beach Municipal Docks

7/10: Concerts on the Coast: Parrot Party Band – Fort Johnston Garrison Lawn, Southport

7/10: Oak Island Summer Concerts – Middleton Park

7/10: Ocean Isle Beach Concert – Museum of Coastal Carolina

7/11: Walking Tour of Wilmington – Latimer House

7/11: Carolina Beach Farmers Market – Carolina Beach Lake Park

7/11: Riverfront Farmers Market – Downtown Wilmington

7/11: Reel Wilmington Free Moves: Talladega Nights – Bailey Theatre

7/11: Leland Outdoor Movie Series: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

7/11: 2nd Saturday We are Tar heels The Naval Stores – NC Maritime Museum in Southport

7/12: Historic Downtown Wilmington Marketplace – Riverfront Park

7/12: Free Movies at the Lake: Into The Woods – Carolina Beach Lake Park

7/12: Holden Beach Concert – Holden Beach Pavilion

7/13: Wrightsville Beach Farmers Market – Town of Wrightsville Beach Municipal Grounds

7/15: Sunset Beach Concerts: Six Stylez – Gazebo in the Village Park

7/16:  WECT Sounds of Summer Concert: Selah Dubb – Wrightsville Beach Park

7/16:  Fireworks By The Sea & Boardwalk Blast – Boardwalk at the Gazebo

7/16: Calabash Concert Series: The Fat Jack Band – Calabash Town Park

7/17: Downtown Sundown Presents: Shoot to Thrill (AC/DC Tribute) – Riverfront Park

7/17: Matisyahu – Ziggy’s by the Sea

7/17: Mayfaire’s Music on the Town Presents: Groove Fetish – Mayfaire Town Center Event Lawn

7/17:  Airlie Gardens Concert Series Presents: L-Shape Lot (Folk Rock) – Airlie Gardens

7/17-19: O’Neill/Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf Fest – Birmingham Street

7/17:  Summer Concert Series: CC Martin (Country) – Spring Lake Park, Boiling Springs Lakes

7/17: Movies on the Coast Oak Island – Middleton Park, Oak Island

7/17:  Ocean Isle Beach Concert Series: Too Much Sylvia – Museum of Coastal Carolina

7/18:  Reel Wilmington Free Moves: Muppets From Space – Bailey Theatre

7/18:  Historical Southport Bicycle Tour – The Adventure Kayak Company, Southport

7/19:   Boogie in the Park Presents:The Mark Roberts Band – Kure Beach Ocean Front Park

7/19:  Free Movies at the Lake: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2- Carolina Beach Lake Park

7/19:  Holden Beach Concert:  Marsha Morgan – Holden Beach Pavilion

7/20:  Oak Island Market at the Beach – Middleton Park

7/22:  Smash Mouth – Ziggy’s by the Sea

7/22:  Capt. Maffitt Black River Nature Cruises – Cape Fear Riverboats, Inc.

7/22:  Sunset Beach Concerts:  The Embers & Craig Woolard – Gazebo in the Village Park

7/23:  Fireworks By The Sea & Boardwalk Blast – Boardwalk at the Gazebo

7/23:  WECT Sounds of Summer Concert: Jack Jack 180 – Wrightsville Beach Park

7/23:  Shallotte Summer Concert Series: Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot – Rourk Gardens

7/23:  Calabash Concert Series: James and Emma – Calabash Town Park

7/24:  Fourth Friday Gallery Walk – Various downtown art galleries

7/24: Mayfaire’s Music on the Town Presents: Southern Trouble – Mayfaire Town Center Event Lawn

7/24: Free Summer Concert Series: Eastbound – Ft. Fisher Air Force Recreation Area

7/24-7/26: Cape Fear Blues Festival – Various Venues in Wilmington

7/24: An Evening with Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Hugh Morton Amphitheater at Greenfield Lake Park

7/24: Downtown Sundown Presents: Abbey Road Live (Beatles Tribute) – Riverfront Park

7/24: Oak Island Summer Concerts: Signal Fire – Middleton Park

7/24: Ocean Isle Beach Concert: Gary Lowder & Smokin Hot – Museum of Coastal Carolina

7/25:  Shallotte Farmer’s Market – Riverside Park

7/26: Holden Beach Concert: Fantastic Shakers – Holden Beach Pavilion

7/26: Free Movies at the Lake: Night at the Museum – Secret of the Tomb – Carolina Beach Lake Park

7/27: Oak Island Market at the Beach – Middleton Park

For more events in Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, and Pleasure Island, click here.  For more events in the Oak Island / Southport area, click here.  For more events in the Ocean Isle Isle, Sunset Beach, and Holden Beach areas, click here.

Featured Recipe: Fresh Mozzarella, Heirloom Tomato & Basil Pizza

With summer officially upon us, slice up the first of her bounty, with garden fresh tomatoes. Pick pungent basil right off the plant and with garlic and oil make the most flavorful pesto. Our summer-inspired recipe requires only 5 ingredients and a few pantry staples giving you a fantastic summer dish without all of the fuss. From backyard gardens to our local farmer’s markets, tomatoes and these fresh ingredients are in abundance and this is a great way to create a fresh twist on a crowd favorite.  Fresh Mozzarella, Heirloom Tomato & Basil Pizza

What You’ll Need 

·         12 ounces refrigerated fresh pizza dough

·         ½ cup fresh basil leaves

·         2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

·         3 garlic cloves

·         1 tablespoon water

·         4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced

·         2 (6-ounce) heirloom tomatoes, cut into ¼ inch thick slices

·         ½ teaspoon kosher salt

·         ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Allow the dough to rest at room temperature before rolling it out. If it still shrinks back when you start to work with the dough, let it rest for another 10 minutes, and then try again.

2. Place a pizza stone or heavy baking sheet in the oven. Preheat oven to 500° (keep pizza stone or baking sheet in oven as it preheats).

3. Place basil, 1 tablespoon oil, and garlic in a mini food processor; pulse 3 times to form a paste. Add 1 tablespoon water; pulse until smooth.

4. Roll dough into a 14-ich circle on a floured surface; pierce entire surface liberally with a fork. Carefully remove pizza stone from oven. Arrange dough on pizza stone. Brush remaining 1 tablespoon oil over dough. Top evenly with cheese and tomatoes. Bake at 500° for 11 minutes or until crust is browned and crisp. Drizzle basil mixture over pizza; sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper. Cut into 12 slices.

For a pretty finishing touch, save a few small bail leaves to sprinkle over the top after it cooks.

Taming GarlicHands-on: 22 minutes Total: 55 minutes

SERVES 6 (serving size: 2 slices)

CALORIES 372; FAT 15.1g (sat 4.9g, mono 5.9g, poly 1.2g)

PROTEIN 13.3g CARBS 43.8g FIBER 7.3g CHOL 23mg;

IRON 1.6mg; SODIUM 626mg; CALC 23mg

Download a pdf of the recipe

Thursday Update: Properties Under Contract through 6/18/15

Under Contract

Selling Agent Listing Agent Property Address Town List Price
Co-Broke Alicia Devereaux 802 Mississippi Ave Kure Beach $499,000
Zander Koonce Carla Lewis 3315 New Rd Ave Burgaw $79,999
Co-Broke Keith Beatty 1712 Tall Mast Ct Wilmington $435,000
Co-Broke Diana Holdridge 1041 Peterson Pl Wilmington $199,000
Keith Beatty Co-Broke 144 Pilgrim Cir Wilmington $169,900
Co-Broke Carla Lewis 4111 Red Bird Rd Wilmington $219,900
Robi Bennett Co-Broke 5416 Pond Dr Wilmington $449,000
Erica Mearns Co-Broke 133-000 NC Highway 133 Rocky Point $50,000
Co-Broke Keith Beatty 6008 Culdees Ln Wilmington $309,900
Co-Broke Carla Lewis 3181 Channel Dr SE Bolivia $159,000
Nicole Valentine Nicole Valentine 6209 Chalfont Cir Wilmington $150,000
Hugh MacRae Co-Broke 5036 Heide Dr Wilmington $160,000
Co-Broke Angie Pool 151 Brandywine Cir Wilmington $174,900
Keith Beatty Co-Broke 2603 Ravens Glass Ct Wilmington $185,000
Bobby Brandon Co-Broke 119 Center Dr Hampstead $239,900
Michael Pirkey Jeff Terry 140 Colquitt Dr Wilmington $346,400
Michael Pirkey Co-Broke 818 Kiawah Ln Wilmington $157,900
Joyce Vietto Co-Broke 501 Capeside Dr Wilmington $149,900
Kathy Knight Co-Broke 1606 Quail Roost Cir Wilmington $369,000
Co-Broke Don Harris 6236 Teal St Wilmington $205,000
Co-Broke Diana Holdridge 211 Vistamar Wilmington $222,900
Co-Broke Eva  Elmore 106 N Water St #512 Wilmington $194,500
Jean Sandlin Co-Broke 129 Permuda Wynd North Topsail Beach $475,000
Keith Beatty Co-Broke 1604 Bittern Ct Wilmington $399,000
Co-Broke Lee Crouch 405 S Lumina Ave Wrightsville Beach $2,645,000
Carla Lewis Co-Broke 966 Birch Creek Dr Wilmington $200,000
Don Harris Don Harris 7118 Loqust Dr Wilmington $389,000
Ashley Garner Co-Broke 4646 Manchester Dr Wilmington $172,900
Sue Coupland Angie Pool 1305 Clipper Ln Wilmington $299,900
Robbie Robinson Robbie Robinson 305 S Lake Park Blvd #208 Wilmington $319,000
Connie Parker Co-Broke 2096 Lapham Dr Leland $249,950
Sonia Morris Co-Broke D-25 Harbour Village Marina Hampstead $50,000
Zander Koonce Argie Franck 4157 Spirea Dr #C Wilmington $69,500
Karen Gaspar Co-Broke 329 NE 45th St Oak Island $108,000
Edwina St Pierre Co-Broke 4830 Charter Oak Dr Shallotte $210,000

Neighborhood Profile: Bird Island at Sunset Beach

Bird Island is the last undeveloped barrier island in Brunswick County, and one of the few remaining natural barrier islands in the mid-Atlantic region.  At one time, Bird Island was separated Black Skimmerfrom Sunset Beach by a tidal creek (Mad Inlet) that could only be crossed at low tide.   Accretion of sand from storms and conservation efforts has gradually filled in the tidal creek so that two separate islands became one.
Privately owned prior to 2002, Bird Island was a prime target for resort development.

Handwritten pleas, posted in the Kindred Spirit mailbox located on the island (and a destination site in its own right) stopped development of the island.  The State of North Carolina used $4.2 million dollars of public and private funding to purchase the land and create a coastal reserve, administered by the North Carolina Division of Coastal Management.

Now an uninhabited 1,300 acre State Preserve comprised of salt marsh, tidal creeks, highnatural dunes, and pristine sandy white beaches, Bird Island has become a popular destination.  It is one of ten sites that make up the North Carolina Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve.  This coastal ecosystem is an outdoor laboratory about processes, functions, and influences that shape and sustain the coastal area.

The shoreline, dunes, and marshland of Bird Island provides important habitat and nesting for species that are endangered, threatened, or of special concern.  Guided educational walks to Bird Island are hosted by the Bird Island Preservation Society Stewards.  Walks begin at Sunset Beach’s 40th Street walkover and the beach at 8:30 am every Wednesday from June through August, and last about 2 ½ hours.

Reddish Egret PhotoOf particular interest to birders are Reddish Egrets, Egretta rufescens, one of the rarest large wading birds found in North Carolina. Bird Island and adjacent Sunset Beach have become reliable places to find this bird, usually from June through September. They are found on the open beach or on large flats around inlets and in marshes. Their feeding behavior is quite extraordinary, consisting of flapping and running around in an effort to startle prey into exposing itself.

The island also provides foraging and nesting habitat for a number of birds of concern, including the Black Skimmer, Rynchops niger, Least Tern, Sterna antillarum, Eastern Painted Bunting, Passerina ciris, Wood Stork, Mycteria americana, Piping Plover, Charadrius melodus, and Wilson’s Plover, Charadrius wilsonia. Loggerhead Turtles, Caretta caretta, also nest above the high tide.

Come experience the privacy and solace that Bird Island offers.  The animals and birds that inhabit the island are happy to share!


Submitted by: Karen Gaspar
Ocean Isle Beach
119 Causeway Drive
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469

Karen Gaspar - Sunset Beach

Thursday Update: Properties Under Contract through 6/11/15

Under Contract


Selling Agent Listing Agent Property Address Town List Price
Co-Broke April McMunn 307 Hedingham Ln Wilmington $137,000
Co-Broke Melissa Lester 4326 Ashley Park Dr Wilmington $223,000
Co-Broke Rainelle Mishoe 519 Montego Ct Wilmington $169,900
Alicia Devereaux Jimmy Hopkins 1309 Pinfish Ln Carolina Beach $95,400
Gwen Hawley Jimmy Hopkins 1226 Croaker Ln Carolina Beach $159,000
Nicole Valentine Co-Broke 129 Brookgreen Rd Castle Hayne $62,900
Co-Broke Ashley Garner 112 Colonial Dr Wilmington $399,900
Co-Broke Don Harris 2500 Legend Dr Wilmington $138,900
Keith Beatty Keith Beatty 6005 Culdees Ln Wilmington $339,900
Hugh MacRae Co-Broke 5311 Andover Rd Wilmington $169,000
Co-Broke Ashley Garner 619 N 4th St #303 Wilmington $199,900
Co-Broke Angie Pool 719 Shoals Watch Way Bald Head $995,000
Ashley Garner Co-Broke 3224 Kellerton Pl Wilmington $300,040
Angie Pool Joe Capellini 8331 Vintage Club Cir Wilmington $359,999
Co-Broke Carla Lewis 2701 Calver Pl Wilmington $534,000
Rachel Kastner Robbie Robinson 307 S Lake  Park Blvd #101 Carolina Beach $298,000
Connie Parker Co-Broke 616 Camback Dr #3 Leland $216,890
Jane Dodd Vance Young 201 Colonial Dr Wilmington $399,000
Co-Broke Gwen Hawley 7120 Verona Dr Wilmington $195,900
Vance Young Co-Broke 1333 Grandiflora Dr Wilmington $325,000
Keith Beatty Co-Broke 0 W Boundry St Kill Devil Hills $129,000
Keith Beatty Co-Broke 1100 S Fort Fisher Blvd #1603 Kure Beach $189,900
Lois Potratz Mandy Burton 6708 Dorrington Dr Wilmington $198,000
Co-Broke Daniel Thompson 502 Decatur Dr Wilmington $199,000
Co-Broke David Eggleston Jr 125 S 4th St Wilmington $515,000
Joyce Barnwell Co-Broke 616 Settlers Ln Kure Beach $279,000
April McDavid Co-Broke 212 New Whales Parke Wilmington $354,500
Co-Broke Tee Woodbury 912 Twisted Oak Pl Wilmington $519,000
Jeff Terry Co-Broke 253 Loder Ave Wilmington $404,000
Grace Schroeder Co-Broke 625 Kings Trail Sunset Beach $110,000
Co-Broke John Mohr 878 Sandpiper Bay Dr Sunset Beach $229,900
Co-Broke John Mohr 7265 Seashell Ln #409 Ocean Isle Beach $349,000
Co-Broke Bob Williams 0 Fairmont St Ocean Isle Beach $487,000
Grace Schroeder Co-Broke 1617 Gate 3 SW Ocean Isle Beach $159,900
Edwina St Pierre Co-Broke 4830 Charter Oak Dr Shallotte $210,000

Thursday Update: Properties Under Contract through 6/3/15

Under Contract

Selling Agent Listing Agent Property Address Town List Price
Bobby Brandon Bobby Brandon 212 Oakcrest Dr Wilmington $189,000
Co-Broke Vance Young 1721 Fontenay Pl Wilmington $449,000
Co-Broke Carla Lewis 5317 Pasha Dr Wilmington $159,000
Diane Thomas Co-Broke 1196 Shipyard Blvd Wilmington $94,900
Co-Broke Lois Potratz 3301 Kirby Smith Dr Wilmington $289,000
Robbie Robinson Co-Broke 1317 Pinfish Ln Carolina Beach $415,000
Keith Beatty Co-Broke 3609 Melinda Dr Wilmington $265,000
Carole Sheffield Lois Dixon 1045 Ryans Ct Wilmington $180,000
Co-Broke Joe Fox 5156 Nicholas Creek Cir Wilmington $439,000
Ashley Garner Co-Broke 320 Church St Wilmington $146,000
Jimmy Hopkins Keith Beatty 7 Shearwater St #A Wrightsville Beach $724,400
April McDavid Co-Broke 1128 Twin Lakes Dr Southport $192,500
Co-Broke Shirley James 103 Summer Salt Ln Carolina Beach $290,000
Bobby Brandon Co-Broke 419 N Culverton Rd Winnabow $166,260
Co-Broke Zander Koonce 3624 Blue Banks Loop Rd NE Leland $129,900
Co-Broke Bob McCorkle 3249 Rebel Trail Leland $34,000
Co-Broke Keith Beatty 4609 Laver Ct Wilmington $321,900
Co-Broke Connie Parker 354 Tar Landing Rd Holly Ridge $79,900
Melissa Lester Co-Broke 508 Pine Hurst Cir Hampstead $165,000
Co-Broke Don Harris 822 Morningside Dr Wilmington $110,000
Co-Broke Joyce Barnwell 533 Chattooga Pl Dr Wilmington $175,000
Robi Bennett Co-Broke 4425 Jason Ct Wilmington $199,900
Co-Broke Bobby Brandon 458 Racine Dr #C-301 Wilmington $42,500
Vance Young Co-Broke 2502 Exhibit G Wilmington $403,575
Co-Broke Brenda Mitwol 1909 Adams St Wilmington $99,000
April McMunn Michael Coleman 400 Virginia Ave #303C Wilmington $169,500
Karen Moran-Germ Co-Broke 110 Ann St Wilmington $299,000
Kevin Donovan Kevin Donovan 202 N Fort Fisher Blvd #B5 Kure Beach $529,893
Lois Potratz Co-Broke 130 Singleton St Sneads Ferry $289,900
Dolly Armstrong Co-Broke 1422 Willoughby Park Ct #4 Wilmington $129,900
Co-Broke Susan  Lacy 1616 Swordfish Ln Wilmington $110,000
Keith Beatty Co-Broke 3327 Jasper Pl Wilmington $236,000
Co-Broke Lois Potratz 3512 Masonboro Loop Rd Wilmington $254,000
Susan Lacy Co-Broke 4472 Amelia Ct Wilmington $200,000
Eva Elmore Co-Broke 6413 Chalfont Cir Wilmington $489,500
Co-Broke Argie Franck 1800 Eastwood Rd #236 Wilmington $279,900
Co-Broke Keith Beatty 335 Lido Dr Wilmington $239,900
Co-Broke Lee Crouch 7217 Gray Gables Ln Wilmington $1,499,000
Co-Broke Robbie Robinson 307 S Lake  Park Blvd #105 Carolina Beach $298,000
Co-Broke Jimmy Hopkins 139 Horne Pl Dr Wilmington $159,000
Co-Broke Nicole Valentine 5409 Old Garden Rd Wilmington $574,900
Karen Moran-Germ Co-Broke 106 Ann St Wilmington $275,000
Nicole Valentine Co-Broke 5020 Crown Pointe Ln Wilmington $475,000
Keith Beatty Keith Beatty 4300 Terrington Dr Wilmington $369,000
Co-Broke Nicole Valentine 7007 Cayman Ct Wilmington $419,000
Co-Broke Keith Beatty 618 Condo Club Dr #104 Wilmington $119,700
Susan Lacy Co-Broke 13 Wood Duck & 21 Groves Pt Hampstead $60,000
Keith Beatty Co-Broke 4622 Waltmoor Rd Wilmington $134,900
Angie Pool Co-Broke 2145 Simmerman Way Leland $334,500
Karen Berry Co-Broke 6104 Wayfarer Trail Wilmington $310,400
Gwen Hawley Sharon Pate-Batts 7115 Northbend Rd Wilmington $264,000
Edwina St Pierre Co-Broke 26 Union St Ocean Isle Beach $445,000

Kindred Spirit Mailbox – “A Message For You…”

Kindred Spirits are those who share beliefs, attitudes, feelings, similar experiences, or make a special connection.  This special connection is shared by people from all over the world. A bond Kindred-Spirit-Sunset-Beachformed as a result of the Kindred Spirit mailbox.  It is a story of mystery and spiritual awakening.  The Kindred Spirit mailbox has become a popular destination for many visitors to Sunset Beach, NC.  No one knows who first placed the mailbox there more than 30 years ago, although they left this note: “Twenty seven years ago I walked the tide line of Bird Island.  In the distance – right on the low tide line – I saw the silhouette of a rural mailbox.  However, I never could reach it – for it was a mirage.  The very next weekend, I “planted” the original Kindred Spirit mailbox”.

On the uninhabited state preserve of Bird Island now one with Sunset Beach, the mailbox resides among the dunes more than a mile past the last public beach access on Sunset Beach. Visitors can sit on a nearby bench and write their own personal message inside the mailbox’s journal.  People pen thoughts, dreams, hopes, bits of wisdom, deepest secrets, and words of grief.  It has become a place of solace and introspect with entries from new and returning visitors.

Messages can also be mailed to an associated P O Box where they are held with “love, honor, and respect by Kindred Spirit”.  Full journals and worldwide messages are archived in the Randall Library at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington for anyone to view.  The Kindred Spirit also has its own website and many of the personal thoughts and hopes left in the mailbox are now published on the site.

Plan a visit. Feel the sand under your feet, listen to the waves, browse through the journals and letters, and take time to pen your own note.  The mail box is waiting for you to become a Kindred Spirit.

Submitted by: Karen Gaspar
Ocean Isle Beach
119 Causeway Drive
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469

Karen Gaspar - Sunset Beach

Living Local: A Look at Area Events for June

Here is a list of exciting events happening in June:

5/28: 7th Annual WILMA Dash – Downtown Wilmington

5/28: Leland Concerts – Leland Municipal Park

5/28-5/31: Singin’ In The Rain – Thalian Hall

5/28: Fireworks By the Sea & Boardwalk Blast – Boardwalk at the Gazebo

5/29: Downtown Sundown Concert – Skydog (Allman Brothers Tribute) Riverfront Park

5/29: Mayfaire’s Music on the Town Presents: Massive Grass (Bluegrass) – Mayfaire Town Center Event Lawn

5/29: Ocean Isle Beach Concert Series – Ocean Isle Beach

5/29: Southport Concert Series – Southport

5/29-5/31: USA Beach Wrestling National Championships – Fri: Lazy Pirate, Sat: Carolina Beach

5/30: Confederate Memorial Day – Fort Fisher

5/30: Guided Walking Tours of Forest Hills and the Streetcar Suburbs – Various Venues

5/30: Battleship Alive – Battleship North Carolina

5/30: Leland Outdoor Movie Series – Leland

5/31: Sky Quest – Cape Fear Museum

6/01-6/3: Clouds of Sils Maria – Cinematique @ Thalian Hall

6/3: Sunset Beach Concerts – Sunset Beach

6/4: Wine and Design On Wheels – Bellmay Mansion

6/4: Fireworks By the Sea & Boardwalk Blast – Boardwalk at the Gazebo

6/5: Downtown Sundown Concert Girlz, Girlz, Girlz (Hairband Tribute) – Riverfront Park

6/6: Alzheimers NC Walk & 5K Run to Remember – Legion Stadium

6/6: Carolina Beach Music Festival: Celebrating 30 Years – Carolina Beach

6/6-6/7: Cape Fear BBQ Festival – Old River Farms, Burgaw

6/7-6/14: Port City Music Festival Various Venues

6/8: The Taming of the Shrew – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

6/10: Sea Turtle Talk – Ingram Planetarium, Sunset Beach

6/11: 4th Annual NewBridge Bank Bridge to Bridge – Schwartz Center

6/11: Shallotte Movie Series – Rourk Gardens, Shallotte

6/11: Jazz at the Mansion Concert Series II – Bellamy Mansion

6/11-6/14 Cape Fear Independent Film Festival – Various Venues

6/12: Southport Waterfront Movie Series – Southport

6/12: Oak Island Summer Concerts – Oak Island

6/13: Pro Soccer: Wilmington vs. New York Red Bulls II – Legion Stadium

6/13: Second Saturday: Scurvy Dogs & Scallywags – NC Maritime Museum at Southport, Southport

6/13: Live Music: Gnarly Fest – Reggae Hut Bar & Grille, Downtown Wilmington

6/15-6/19: Summer Pop-Up! Hurricanes – Cape Fear Museum

6/18: Evening Tours of the Latimer House – Latimer House Museum

6/19: Rockin’ On the River – Southport

6/19: Downtown Sundown Concert The Dave Matthews Tribute Band – Riverfront Park

6/19-6/20: Dinner Theater: Summers at Seabreeze – TheatreNOW

6/20:  North Carolina Blueberry Festival – Burgaw

6/20: Historical Southport Bicycle Tour – Southport

6/20: East Coast Sports Annual Kids Fishing Tournament – Soundside Park

6/20: 4th Annual Lighthouse Beach-Spiel – Wilmington Ice House


6/21: First Day of Summer

6/21: Boogie in the Park Presents: Port City Shakedown – Kure Beach Ocean Front Park

6/22-6/24: Queen & Country – Cinematique @ Thalian Hall

6/25: Calabash Concert Series – Calabash

6/26: 4th Friday Gallery Night – Various Venues

6/26: Downtown Sundown Concert Funky Monks (Red Hot Chili Peppers Tribute) – Riverfront Park

6/27: NC 4th of July Festival Freedom Run and Color Outburst – Waterfront Park, Southport

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