September Events 2018


Hot August Nights at Satellite

Sat 9 PM · satellite bar and lounge · Wilmington, NC

Randy McQuay

Sat 8 PM · Palate · Wilmington, NC

Harry Potter Day

Sat 11 AM · New Hanover County Northeast Branch Library · Wilmington, NC

The Groove Pirates at Yacht Basin Eatery

Sat 7 PM · Yacht Basin Eatery · Southport, NC


Sat 7:30 PM · The Dirty South Bar & Grill · Topsail Beach, NC



Fantail FunDay Dance Party

Sun 6 PM · USS NORTH CAROLINA Battleship · Wilmington, NC

Port City’s Top Comic 2018

Sun 7 PM · Dead Crow Comedy · Wilmington, NC

Just Yesterday 90s Rock Band

Sun 9 PM · Tortuga’s Nest · Surf City, NC

MarineMax Labor Day Raft Up

SEP 2 – SEP 3 · MarineMax Wrightsville Beach · Wrightsville Beach, NC

Movie Night

Sun 8 PM · Vacation Rentals in Carolina Beach, NC · Carolina Beach, NC

100 Hole Marathon

Sun 5 AM · Rivers Edge Golf Club & Plantation · Shallotte, NC



No School – Labor Day Holiday

Wilmington, NC · Wilmington, NC

Labor Day Back To Back Party with JVC

Mon 5 PM · Fishy Fishy Cafe · Southport, NC

Calabash Elks Labor Day! Food Specials and Cornhole!

Mon 5 PM · Elks Lodge · Calabash, NC



Super Awesome Tuesday Night Trivia

Tue 7 PM · The Sour Barn · Wilmington, NC

Tuesday Night Run

Tue 7 PM · Salty Turtle Beer Company · Surf City, NC

Tuesdays Music on the Deck!

Tue 5 PM · Coastal Wine Room · Ocean Isle Beach, NC



Black River Nature Cruise

Wed 10 AM · Cape Fear Riverboats · Wilmington, NC

Sunset Beach Concert Series

Wed 7 PM



2018 NFL Season Kick-Off Falcons vs Eagles

Thu 8 PM · Lazy Pirate · Carolina Beach, NC

Budding Scientist Discovery with Mom & Dad

Thu 11 AM · Museum of Coastal Carolina · Ocean Isle Beach, NC



Nate Craig

Fri 7 PM · Dead Crow Comedy · Wilmington, NC

Wilmington Boat Show

SEP 7 – SEP 9 · Wilmington, NC Convention Center · Wilmington, NC

BLINDSIDE At American Fish Co

Fri 7 PM · American Fish Company · Southport, NC



Jake Newman Live at Wrightsville Beach Brewery

Sat 1 PM · Wrightsville Beach Brewery · Wilmington, NC

Founders’ Day 2018

Sat 3 PM · Town of Leland Parks and Recreation · Leland, NC

First Annual Lupus Walk

Sat 10 AM · Greenfield Lake Boathouse · Wilmington, NC

Flannel Rebellion

Sat 7 PM · ReelCafe Wilmington · Wilmington, NC


Sat 9 AM · Ocean Isle Beach, NC · Ocean Isle Beach, NC



Reggae Sunday with Crucial Fiya

Sun 3 PM · Wrightsville Beach Brewery · Wilmington, NC

Fall Tribute Concert – Donna Summer and the Sounds of the 70’s

Sun 7:30 PM · Brookgreen Gardens · Murrells Inlet, South Carolina


SEP 10

RMH Open

Mon 7:30 AM · Country Club of Landfall · Wilmington, NC

Wrightsville Beach Farmers Market

Mon 8 AM · Wrightsville Beach, NC · Wrightsville Beach, NC


SEP 11

Movies on the Patio – Tom Hanks

Tue 8 PM · Liberty Tavern · Wilmington, NC

2 For Tuesday!

Tue 2 PM · Mel’s Ice Cream Shop · Wilmington, NC

Trivia Tuesdays are Back

Tue 7 PM · Wing & Fish Company · Shallotte, NC

Tuesday Night Run

Tue 7 PM · Salty Turtle Beer Company · Surf City, NC

Tuesdays Music on the Deck!

Tue 5 PM · Coastal Wine Room · Ocean Isle Beach, NC


SEP 12

Improv Wednesdays

Wed 8 PM · Dead Crow Comedy · Wilmington, NC

Poplar Grove Farmers’ Market

SEP 12 – SEP 13 · Poplar Grove · Wilmington, NC

Cape Fear Cruisers Monthly Meeting

Wed 6 PM · Cafe Koa · Southport, NC


SEP 13

CCCG and CCMG Open House

Thu 3 PM · Carolinas Coastal Construction Group · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Marine Debris & Community Clean-Up Presentation

Thu 6 PM · UNCW Center for Marine Science · Wilmington, NC

Artist Janet Johnson

Thu 4 PM · Leland Cultural Arts Center · Leland, NC


SEP 14

Plein Air Festival

SEP 14 – SEP 15 · Southport, NC · Southport, NC

8th Annual Convocation and Carnival

Fri 2 PM · UNCW College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) · Wilmington, NC

Moxie & Flo Female Duo

Fri 6:30 PM · Swingbridge Cork & Brew · Surf City, NC


SEP 15

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Sat 2 PM · Thalian Association Community Theatre · Wilmington, NC

2018 Wilmington Race for the Cure

Sat 7 AM

Demo Day

Sat 10 AM · MarineMax Wrightsville Beach · Wrightsville Beach, NC

Roasting Tour at Port City Java

Sat 9 AM · Port City Java

International Coastal Cleanup Day

Sat 8:30 AM · Blockade Runner Beach Resort · Wrightsville Beach, NC

Carolina Soul Festival

11:00 am · 9480 Ocean Hwy W Calabash, NC 28467


SEP 16

Summer Harvest Festival

Sun 10 AM Poplar Grove Plantation

Harpists: Lilac Duo 94 in Concert on 9/16 at 5:00 pm

Sun 5 PM · Frank H Kenan Chapel · Wilmington, NC


SEP 17

Wrightsville Beach Farmers Market

Mon 8 AM · Wrightsville Beach, NC · Wrightsville Beach, NC

Monday Night Golf Scramble

Mon 5:30 AM · Olde Point Country Club · Hampstead, NC


SEP 18

Tuesdays Music on the Deck!

Tue 5 PM · Coastal Wine Room · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Sip + Paint Belmar Blues

Tue 6:30 PM · Wine & Design · Wilmington, NC

Game Night with Chris Butler

Tue 7 PM · Bombers Bev Co. · Wilmington, NC


SEP 19

Improv Wednesdays

Wed 8 PM · Dead Crow Comedy · Wilmington, NC

What’s Your Story Wednesday

Wed 6 PM · The Foxes Boxes · Wilmington, NC

Poplar Grove Farmers’ Market

SEP 19 – SEP 20 · Poplar Grove · Wilmington, NC


SEP 20

Mykel Barbee Live at Wrightsville Beach Brewery

Thu 6 PM · Wrightsville Beach Brewery · Wilmington, NC

Going Beyond the Pink Charity Golf Tournament

Thu 9 AM · Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club · Sunset Beach, NC

A Reading with Michael Branch

Thu 7 PM · UNCW Department of Creative Writing · Wilmington, NC


SEP 21

2018 Port City RibFest

SEP 21 – SEP 23 Port City Ribfest · Carolina Beach, NC

Jim Quick and Coastline at Airlie

Fri 6 PM · Airlie Gardens · Wilmington, NC

Yacht Basin Presents Barefoot Steve & The Flip Flops

Fri 7 PM · Yacht Basin Eatery · Southport, NC

Flip Flop Friday

Fri 4 PM · Riggs Yacht Sales · Wrightsville Beach, NC

Shallotte Point King Classic

SEP 21 – SEP 22 · Inlet View BAR & GRILL AT HUGHES MARINA · Shallotte, NC


Fri 10 PM · Pelican’s Perch · Ocean Isle Beach, NC


SEP 22

Wilmington Symphony Masterworks Concert with Lilac 94

Sat 7:30 PM · Wilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC

USS Battleship NC Ghost Hunt

Sat 6 PM · USS NORTH CAROLINA Battleship · Wilmington, NC

Empire Strikes Brass

Sat 10 PM · The Palm Room · Wrightsville Beach, NC

Racing for the Gold – Hope Abounds Charity Event

Sat 9 AM · Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park · Wilmington, NC

Mandie Phillips Memorial Fishing Tournament Awards Dinner

Sat 6:30 PM · Mandie Phillips Memorial Fishing Tournament · Wrightsville Beach, NC

LakeFest 2018

Sat 10 AM · Greenfield Lake Boathouse · Wilmington, NC


SEP 23

Stede Bonnet 300 Living History

Sun 12 PM · North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport · Southport, NC

Dos Eddies at Oceanic (Wrightsville Beach, NC)

Sun 12 PM · Oceanic · Wrightsville Beach, NC

Moon Magick

Sun 6:30 PM · terra sol sanctuary · Wilmington, NC


SEP 24

Paddle & Yoga

Mon 10 AM · Summertide Adventure Tours · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Wrightsville Beach Farmers Market

Mon 8 AM · Wrightsville Beach, NC · Wrightsville Beach, NC


SEP 25

Wilmington Youth Fall Cross Country and Sprints

Tue 6 PM · Hugh MacRae Park · Wilmington, NC

Lucky Joe’s Open Mic Night Sponsored by Broomtail Craft Brewery

Tue 7:30 PM · Broomtail Craft Brewery · Wilmington, NC


SEP 26

Infamous Stringdusters, Greenfield Lake Amphitheater 9/26

Wed 5 PM · Greenfield Lake Amphitheater · Wilmington, NC

Free wine tasting – Sweet n Savory Cafe
Wed 5 PM · Sweet n Savory Cafe · Wilmington, NC
Fore IV Invitational
Wed 8 AM · Compass Pointe NC · Leland, NC
Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall
SEP 26 – SEP 27 · Independence Mall · Wilmington, NC

SEP 27
Harvest Dinner at the Bellamy Mansion Museum
Thu 6 PM · The Bellamy Mansion Museum · Wilmington, NC
6th Annual Canines & Couture
Thu 6 PM · Waterman’s Brewing · Wilmington, NC
Car Seat Checkup Event
Thu 10 AM · Wilmington Fire Station#9 – “The Yacht Club” · Wilmington, NC
SEP 28
Moon Taxi at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater 9/28
Fri 6 PM · Greenfield Lake Amphitheater · Wilmington, NC
Fourth Friday Gallery Night
Fri 6 PM · Arts Council of Wilmington · Wilmington, NC

SEP 29
Cape Fear Highland Games
Sat 9 AM · 3400 Randall Pkwy · Wilmington, NC
Lollipopalooza – A kids concert event
Sat 12 PM · Wrightsville Beach Brewery · Wilmington, NC
Nancy Olive at Brick Landing
Sat 6 PM · Brick Landing Plantation Golf Club and Restaurant · Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Waitlist – Beach Sessions – 3rd Edition
Sat 7 AM · South End Topsail · Topsail Beach, NC

SEP 30

Angel Walk in Nature with efy

Sun 11 AM · Spiritquest · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Wilmington Home Show

Sun 10 AM · Wilmington, NC Convention Center · Wilmington, NC

Easy Corn Chowder


6 slices bacon, cut into small strips

1 large onion, chopped

1 lb. russet potatoes, cut into small cubes

4 c. low-sodium chicken stock

2 tbsp. all-purpose flour

1/2 c. milk

3 c. corn

1/2 c. heavy cream

1 c. white Cheddar

kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1 tbsp. Chopped chives, for garnish



In a large pot over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon onto a paper-towel-lined plate. Drain all but one tablespoon fat and cook the onions until translucent, about 4 minutes. Add potatoes and chicken stock and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.

When potatoes are tender, whisk flour into milk and stir into pot. Add corn, cream, cheese, and bacon and bring soup back to a boil, cooking until cheese is melted, 2 to 3 minutes more.

Season with salt and pepper, garnish with chives and serve.

Download the recipe here!


Luxury Portfolio Spotlight: LA, Puerto Vallarta and Victoria


The ENNIS HOUSE, designed by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright. One of the most iconic and important residential properties in America. Occupying a majestic Los Feliz hilltop with staggering views from downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean, this remarkable property has undergone years of thoughtful restoration at a cost of nearly $17 million. Brilliantly proportioned rooms flow effortlessly from one to another. Four bedrooms (including guest apartment over garage), three and a half baths, screening/billiard room, guest house, and pool. It is both powerful and remarkably livable. There are only a handful of residential properties in the world as awe-inspiring as The Ennis House. Offered furnished. See it!



Sol De Oriente is a unique property located at Costa Careyes on the most protected coast of the Mexican Pacific between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo. With panoramic views, and surrounded by the 25,000 acres of Chamela Cuixmala Reserve, the compound features a Castle with (three) bedrooms, a Tower with (one) bedroom, and two Bungalows, each with (one) bedroom. Perched above the ocean that is reachable by private funicular, this is heaven on earth, and needs to be experienced to be fully appreciated.. See it!



Stunning architectural estate home. Westcoast forest inspired with Frank Lloyd Wright influence and Japanese flair. This is a unique and impressive residence, nestled on the Saanich Inlet waterfront with a forest in the backyard and landscaped gardens and water features interior and exterior. The transition from outdoors to indoors is seamless and brilliant (with skylights and floor to ceiling windows). Everything you would expect: theatre, wine cellar, greenhouse, billiard room, a lounge for entertaining, one-bedroom suite, private guest rooms, terraces from every level of the home, manicured gardens hot tub and so much more, including a hen house (egg laying) and sandy beach. With the South West exposure, the residence is warm, inviting and very private.

From your vantage point, 200 feet of waterfront, you will be able to watch sea life frolic before you from the numerous angles offered by this magnificent home created by Bill Webber of Artwood Designs. Superior craftsmanship meets luxury design: intricate wood designs grace the home, marble flooring in large blocks reflect the skylights’ natural light. An awe-inspiring ambiance is created by the fusion of the outdoor ruggedness vistas and refined interior spaces. Several levels of entertaining and living space comprised of the magnificent interiors. Enjoy a game of billiards or relax in the accompanying lounge. Select your favorite vintage from the wine cellar before settling into the theatre room to watch the latest Hollywood blockbuster. Culinary delights can be served from the open concept kitchen with sub-zero fridge drawers, double wall ovens, propane elements, with endless waterfront views. See it!

5 Myths About Owning a Home

The white picket fence, a spacious backyard, a place to call your own: for many, owning a home is the goal, one of the mile markers of success. But with it comes a significant amount of responsibility, which can also turn others off from the idea of committing to a place of residence for longer than the duration of a lease.

If you’re debating whether or not to begin the process of becoming a homeowner, and find yourself getting bogged down in all of the warnings against or urges to buy as soon as possible, check out a few myths our real estate team can debunk, and hopefully make deciding one way or another easier for you.

All improvement projects add value

One of the first things new homeowners do when they move in is start making the house their own. This is often accomplished not only through personalization and decoration, but also through a few improvement projects like adding new cabinets or shelves, installing new appliances, or even some more extensive endeavors. But not all of these things add the expected value to your home. Before making any design changes to your house, check in with an expert and get a feel for what you can do to not only add value to the home, but also make your time living in it more enjoyable.

Buying is always preferable to renting (or vice versa)

There is no hard and fast rule for which is better between buying or renting a home. The deciding factors come down to personal matters, including financial concerns, roommates, professional opportunities, and so on. When you’re trying to decide what to do about your next house, it’s better to speak first with a trusted professional who can help you assess your circumstances and choose the option that fits most with what suits you best in the long run.

New homes don’t need any work done to them 

While we’d all like to think that a brand new house is perfect just the way it is, this unfortunately is not always the case. Sometimes, the fact is that though you love the house as a whole, there are aesthetic aspects you want to rearrange or scrap altogether to make it feel more like home. In other cases, the alterations could be of a more functional nature, making your day-to-day easier. It all comes down to weighing the cost of the work alongside the purchasing price, and deciding if it’s worth the additional investment or if you’d be better off continuing your search.

You can make any changes once the house is yours

When the keys are in your hand and all of the paperwork has been signed, the house is yours with which you may do whatever you like, whenever you want: right? Actually, there are some projects that might need to be put on hold until you obtain the proper permits, even if you plan on doing the work by yourself. Consult with your local officials before you kick off any major renovations.

New is always better

While we all might fantasize about that shiny new dishwasher or a house that’s never been lived in by anyone else, the fact of the matter is that there’s nothing wrong with buying a house with some history. When you begin to shop for your home, try not to limit yourself to newly built residences; not only will you possibly save yourself money by looking to gently used homes and appliances, but you might find something you like much better because it has character.

It’s a big step, but taking ownership of a home can be one of the best investment opportunities when approached in the right way. If you think this is the next move for you, contact our offices and speak with our expert real estate team to find out more!

5 Ways to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Whether you’re a newcomer to coastal North Carolina or a long-time local, preparing for the region’s annual hurricane season is an imperative part of living here comfortably. As a general rule, the Atlantic hurricane season begins in early June and carries through November, but the majority of our state’s storms tend to hit shores in August and September.

Are you ready? If not, don’t worry! Intracoastal Realty is well-versed in battening down the hatches and making sure homes are fortified against the incoming storms.

Start with a little insurance  

When you’re busy gearing up for a summer storm, one of the last things you’ll want to have to keep on your mind will be what your insurance policy says about flood damage. But some homeowner’s insurance policies don’t cover damage or loss from flooding, which means you and your home are at risk of sustaining wreckage that will cost a small fortune and a lot of your time in order to fix it. Contact your agent ahead of time to review your policy and its limitations, and ensure you’re adequately covered.

Evaluate your home

You should always look out for the health of your home, regardless of the season. But when you know a storm is on the horizon, make sure you’ve had your place of residence recently inspected and evaluated for major structural weak spots or existing damage that could be exacerbated with the pressure of heavy winds and rain. The last thing you want to have to worry about in the wake of a hurricane is seeing to the repairs that might have been avoided.

Put in some elbow grease ahead of time

After you’ve had your home looked at to identify potential issues, go ahead and repair or fortify what you can so that the likelihood of having to manage large amounts of storm damage in the aftermath is minimal. Just make sure that you clean up all of your tools and materials afterward, so as not to add to the debris that hurricane winds can easily stir up and circulate.

Call for back-up

In the event that your home does sustain a significant amount of damage, you’ll want to be certain that you’re ready to work with insurance companies, contractors, and any other service specialist to put your house back to rights. To do this with as little fanfare as possible, back up all of the necessary documentation – deeds, records of previous repairs or home modifications, insurance – to a secure server. You could even invest in an account with something as easy to use as Google Docs.

Keep tools of the trade handy

Regardless of whether or not you’ll be at home or elsewhere during the worst of a hurricane, there are certain items that it never hurts to have on hand and at the ready in case of an emergency. Having them all together and easily accessible makes it that much easier for you to address concerns as they come. So, before any hurricane warnings even come through on your local weather channel, have a backpack or duffel bag full of essentials like flashlights, extra batteries, first aid supplies, and universal tools within reach.

When you and the rest of your household are prepared for inclement weather, it’s easier than ever to enjoy the rest of late summer in coastal North Carolina. Hurricane season can vary in terms of severity, but being prepared means that you don’t have to scramble if a storm does roll in off the water. Stay tuned to our blog for more helpful tips on acclimating yourself to our region!