May Area Events

5/1 – 7: 2017 Wells Fargo Championship (PGA Tour Event) – Eagle Point Golf Club

  • 5/1-2: PGA TOUR Professional Practice Rounds
  • 5/4: First Round of Competition & Television Coverage
  • 5/5: Second Round of Competition & Television Coverage
  • 5/6: Third Round of Competition & Television Coverage
  • 5/7: Final Round of Competition & Closing Award Ceremony

5/1 – 9/11: Waterfront Market – Ocean Isle Beach

5/1-6: Paint Out Wilmington – Various Locations in Wilmington

5/2,3: Dirty Dancing LIVE – CFCC Wilson Center

5/4: It’s A Gimmie Movie Night (Happy Gilmore) – Pleasure Island Riverfront Park

5/5, 6: Caddy Shack Concerts – Pleasure Island Riverfront Park

5/6: New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Presents: HMS Pinafore – CFCC Wilson Center

5/6, 13, 20, 27: Historic Downtown Wilmington Marketplace – Riverfront Park/ 5 N Water St.

5/7, 21: Kure Beach: Boogie in the Park Concert Series – Kure Beach Ocean Front Park

5/11: Arsenio Hall – Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts

5/11-20: The Nina & Pinta Visit Wilmington – Port City Marina

5/12: Cape Fear Disabled Fishing Tournament – Kure Beach Fishing Pier

5/13: BBQ Cook-Off on BBQ Road – Ocean Isle Beach

5/13: 1st Annual Wine & Swine BBQ Cook-Off – BBQ Road, Ocean Isle Beach

5/18 – 28: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof – Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts

5/19-21: Wilmington Greek Festival – St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

5/19: Inaugural Pleasure Island Team Surf Fishing Challenge – Lazy Pirate, Carolina Beach

5/19: Airlie Gardens Summer Concert Series – Airlie Gardens

5/19, 20: USA Beach Wrestling Nationals – Carolina Beach

5/20 – Summer: Oakdale Cemetery WWI Historical Tour – Oakdale Cemetery

5/20: Carolina Beach Arts Festival – Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach

5/20: Beach Wrestling Nationals – Carolina Beach, NC

5/20: 24th Annual Seaside Soccer Classic – Various Soccer Fields Wilmington

5/20, 21: Seaside Soccer Classic – Various Soccer Fields

5/24: Brit Floyd – Immersion World Tour 2017 – CFCC Wilson Center

5/24: Sunset Beach Concert Series – The Village Park on Queen Anne, Sunset Beach

5/26: Fireworks by the Sea & Boardwalk Blast: Jack Jack 180 – Cape Fear Blvd & Carolina Beach Ave N

5/26: Ocean Isle Summer Concert Series – Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot – across from the Museum of Coastal Carolina

5/26: Fourth Friday Gallery Nights – Downtown Wilmington

5/27, 28: Orange Street Artfest – Orange Street between Front and Third & the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center

5/27 – 10/7: Carolina Beach Farmers Market – Carolina Beach Lake Park

5/28: Free Movie Night (Trolls) – Carolina Beach Lake Park

5/29: Memorial Day Observance – Battleship North Carolina (FREE)


Southeastern North Carolina Beach Access Rules for Dogs

By Judy Royal

If you’re in the market for Wilmington NC real estate or you just want to take a vacation in the area, there’s a good chance you might be factoring a four-legged family member into your plans, as pet ownership is steadily on the rise; 65 percent of U.S. households, or about 79.7 million, own a pet, according to the 2015-2016 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association, an increase from 56 percent of U.S. households in 1988, the first year the survey was conducted.

While you’ll find a variety of pet types in American homes, the most common are dogs and cats. Cats can settle into (and, let’s face it, take over) practically any dwelling space and be perfectly content with never venturing beyond the walls of your residence. Dogs, however, are the pets you’ll be most likely to take on excursions with you. Southeastern North Carolina, with its numerous public beaches, is a prime location for an interactive adventure with your canine companion.

Before you pack up the pooch and embark on such an excursion, though, there are some things you need to know. It’s not a Fido free-for-all out there. Each beach has various rules (and hefty fines for those who don’t comply) so people and animals can live in harmony while enjoying fun in the sun. But no matter where you are, keep your dogs off the dunes and be sure to bring plenty of poop bags – and use them – so your furry pal doesn’t leave behind any unwanted surprises.

New Hanover County

Carolina Beach: Leashed dogs are allowed on the municipal beach strand anytime October 1-March 31 and only between 5 p.m. and 9 a.m. April 1-September 30. Town Council recently voted on the latter, making its municipal beach strand the only one in New Hanover County to allow dogs during peak tourism months, even with restricted hours.

Freeman Park, however, located off the municipal beach strand on the north end of Pleasure Island, has the following rules: Leashed dogs are allowed year-round during all hours. They may be unleashed and under voice control October 1-March 31 if the owner is within a reasonable distance.

Kure Beach: Leashed dogs are allowed on the municipal beach strand anytime October 1-March 1. They are not allowed at all April 1- September 30.

Fort Fisher State Recreation, however, located off the municipal beach strand on the south end of Pleasure Island, has the following rules: Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach year-round during all hours.

Wrightsville Beach: Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach anytime October 1-March 1. They are not allowed at all April 1- September 30.

Masonboro Island, however, located across the rock jetty just south of Wrightsville Beach and accessible only by boat, has the following rules: Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach year-round during all hours.

Brunswick County

Bald Head Island: Dogs are allowed on the beach year-round during all hours. They must be on a leash from sunset to sunrise during sea turtle nesting season, which is May 1-November 15. They may be unleashed and under voice control at other times.

Caswell Beach: Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach year-round during all hours. They may be unleashed and under voice control year-round from dawn until 9 a.m. and additionally October 1-April 30 from 3 p.m. until dark.

Holden Beach: Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach anytime September 11-May 19 and only between 5 p.m. and 9 a.m. May 20-September 10.

Oak Island: Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach year-round during all hours. They may be unleashed and under voice control October 16-March 15 between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. in locations with the rule indicated on beach access signs.

Ocean Isle Beach: Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach anytime Labor Day-Memorial Day and only between 6 p.m. and 9 a.m. Memorial Day-Labor Day.

Sunset Beach: Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach anytime from the day after Labor Day-the Thursday preceding Memorial Day and only between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. from the Friday preceding Memorial Day-Labor Day.

Pender County

Surf City: Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach year-round during all hours.

Topsail Beach: Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach year-round during all hours. They may be unleashed and under voice control October 1-May 14.

Whether or not you have pets, Intracoastal Realty is here to meet your Wilmington NC real estate needs. We are a full-service real estate brokerage operating since 1976, and we currently have 12 offices with over 400 agents and staff to serve Southeastern North Carolina, including the areas of Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Southport, Oak Island, Ocean Isle Beach, Leland, Hampstead, and Topsail Island. Let us know how we can make your home or vacation dreams come true!

 


June Area Events

6/1, 8, 15, 22, and 29: Sunset Beach Concerts – Village Park, Sunset Beach

6/2, 9, 16, 23, and 30: Fireworks By the Sea & Boardwalk Blast – Boardwalk at the Gazebo, Carolina Beach

6/3 and 17: Airlie Gardens Concert Series – Airlie Gardens

6/3, 10, 17, and 24: Downtown Sundown Concert – Princess & Water, Downtown Wilmington

6/3, 10, 17, and 24: Oak Island Summer Concerts – Middleton Park Soccer Field, Oak Island

6/3, 10, 17, and 24: Ocean Isle Beach Concerts – Museum of Coastal Carolina, Ocean Isle Beach

6/3:  SOJA with special guest Allen Stone – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

6/3-4 Fisherman’s Post Ocean Isle Inshore Challenge, Ocean Isle Beach

6/4: 31st Annual Carolina Beach Music Festival – Carolina Beach

6/5-6/12: Port City Music Festival Various Venues

6/5, 19: Boogie in the Park Series – Ocean Front Park, Kure Beach

6/5, 12, 19, 26: Holden Beach Concerts – Holden Beach Pavilion, Holden Beach

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

6/7, 21, 25: Calabash Concert Series – Calabash

6/7, 21, 28: Calabash Concert Series – Calabash Town Park, Calabash

6/8:  The Claypool Lennon Delirium – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

6/9, 23: Leland Concerts on the Coast – Leland Municipal Park, Leland

6/9:  Jazz at the Mansion – A Concert Series – Bellamy Mansion

6/10: Annual Bank Bridge to Bridge 4.0 – Wilmington

6/11: Art Moves Midtown 5K & Minnie’s Mile Fun Run, Wilmington

6/15-19: Jolly Mon King Classic – Ocean Isle Fishing Center, Ocean Isle Beach

6/18: East Coast Sports Annual Kids Fishing Tournament – Soundside Park, Topsail

6/18: Historical Southport Bicycle Tour – Southport

6/19: HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

6/20: North Carolina Blueberry Festival – Burgaw

6/20: Blake Kearney Band – Duplin County Events Center, Kenansville

6/20: First Day of Summer

6/20: 15th Annual Snead Ferry Lions Club Pinfish Tournament – Sneads Ferry

6/20: Howl at the Moon – East Beach Access 39, Bald Head Island

6/21: The Hoppers and The Whisnants Gospel Music Concert – Duplin County Events Center, Kenansville

6/24: 4th Friday Gallery Night – Various Venues

6/25: NC 4th of July Festival Freedom Run and Color Outburst – Waterfront Park, Southport

For more June area 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

 

 


May Area Events

5/5: Waterfront Market, Sunset Beach

5/5-8: Wilmington Wine & Food Festival, Wilmington

5/7: A Day on the Oleander Express, The Arboretum

5/7: 5th Annual Coastal Cluck Coop Tour, Wilmington

5/7: GFWC South Brunswick Islands 3rd Annual Juleps & Jazz Kentucky Derby FundRACER, Supply

5/7-15: Far Out Shoot Out, Ocean Isle Beach

5/8: Happy Mother’s Day!

5/12: Waterfront Market, Sunset Beach

5/14: South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club Fore! Kids Golf Tournament, Ocean Isle Beach

5/14-15: 35th Annual Blue Crab Festival, Ocean Isle Beach

5/19: Waterfront Market, Sunset Beach

5/21: Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival, Carolina Beach

5/21: Run Sunset Beach, Sunset Beach

5/26: Waterfront Market, Sunset Beach

5/27-30: Cobia Clash, Ocean Isle Beach

5/30-31: Fisherman’s Post Inshore Challenge, Ocean Isle Beach

For more May area 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 Beach, Sunset Beach, and Holden Beach areas, click here. Bookmark this page on our website for easy access to all of these events throughout the month of May.


April 2016 Area Events

4/2-3: Coastal Living Show, Wilmington

4/6-10: Annual NC Azalea Festival, Wilmington

4/9: 20th Annual Chowder Cookoff, Carolina Beach

4/9-10: Azalea Festival Historic Home Tour, Wilmington

4/16: Oak Island Lighthouse Run/Walk, Oak Island

4/14-17: Master Gardener Plant Sale, The Arboretum

4/23: British Motor Club of the Cape Fear, Wrightsville Beach

4/23-24: Days at the Docks, Holden Beach

4/30: 2016 Kure Beach Street Festival, Kure Beach

For more April area 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 Beach, Sunset Beach, and Holden Beach areas, click here. Bookmark this page on our website for easy access to all of these events throughout the month of April.


Ocean Isle Beach: 35th Annual North Carolina Oyster Festival

Oysters From The Ocean Isle Beach Oyster Festival

Last weekend, Ocean Isle Beach welcomed many to the 35th Annual NC Oyster Festival. The annual event is held in front of the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach and is a two day event offering ample opportunities to eat your fill of North Carolina’s best oysters and seafood.

The event is full of activities for all ages including arts and crafts, children’s activities, live music, an oyster shucking contest, a shag competition, an oyster eating contest, and the Oyster Stew Cook-off. The 2015 North Carolina Oyster Shucking Champion is a sought after title alongside the Shaggin’ Oyster, awarded to dancers competing in the shag competition. Live musical talent was available from Whitney Layne, who released her music video shot on Ocean Isle Beach earlier this year, as well as Craig Woolard and The Embers, Jim Quick and The Coastline Band, Darrell Harwood, Gary Lowder and Smokin’ Hot, CC Martin, and Fat Jack Band.

Intracoastal Realty agents from the Ocean Isle Beach officer were on hand to welcome residents and guests to the island. Pictured here are John Mohr and Bernadette Wolfe.

Ocean Isle Beach Oyster Festival - John Mohr and Bernadette Wolfe
Agents John Mohr and Bernadette Wolfe

Here is a video by Instagram user Katie Taylor capturing the sounds of the festival:

katie taylor ocean isle beach oyster festival

Family fun posted by Instagram user @scampbell423:

Family Fun at the Oyster Festival

Winner, Winner Oyster Stew Dinner: Congratulations to The Filling Station on taking home the title for 2015!

NC Fillin Station Winner of the NC Oyster Stew Award Oyster Fest 2015

Check out more images from this years event on Instagram.


Ocean Isle Beach Office Supports Matthew’s Ministry

Ocean-Isle-Beach-Matthews-Ministry-Food-DriveThe Ocean Isle Beach Intracoastal Realty office periodically participates in food drives at their office that benefit Matthew’s Ministry. Matthews Ministry provides weekend food to “food insecure” children at 12 Brunswick County schools including Jessie Mae Elementary, Virginia Williamson Elementary, Town Creek Elementary, Bolivia Elementary, Southport Elementary, Belville Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, South Brunswick Middle, Leland Middle, South Brunswick High School, West Brunswick High School and North Brunswick High School.  The Intracoastal Realty agents at Ocean Isle Beach participate by bringing in healthy snacks.

The agents are excited to give back to the community for individuals who do not have enough food at home and feel fortunate to be able to donate to the efforts of Matthew’s Ministry by providing foods for the children to take home on Friday afternoons to hold them over until Monday morning at school.

Matthew’s Ministry accepts food donations at:

Southport Realty
727 Howe Street
Southport, NC 28461

Matthew’s Ministry is always in need of canned soups, chef boy r dee items, canned meat, pasta, pasta sauce (no glass), peanut butter, rice, cereal, macaroni and cheese, canned vegetables.

Monetary donations can be mailed to:

Matthew’s Ministry
5149 Fernwood Drive
Southport, NC 28461

Every dollar donated will feed 5 children a meal in Brunswick County.


Ocean Isle Beach Inspires Music Video “Broke But Tan”

It’s official. Summer temperatures have arrived up and down the coast of southeastern North Carolina. From North Topsail Beach to the edges of the North Carolina state line in Sunset Beach, beachgoers are welcoming the summer temperatures and sun’s rays. We are bidding May farewell in this final weekend, and we look forward to welcoming June with open arms.

As locals, we love the warm weather and enjoy many things our community has to offer including local events, festivals, and of course, beautiful beaches. Recently, country music artist, Whitney Layne, shot a beach inspired music video for her latest song “Broke But Tan” on a favorite area beach, Ocean Isle Beach after visiting and falling in love with the charming beach town.

“Broke But Tan” was written by Molly Stevens and Whitney Lane after staying in an Ocean Isle Beach house that inspired the new song title “Broke But Tan during the Fourth of July holiday last summer. Upon arrival, the duo had immediate inspiration for a new song after seeing the name of their beach house, and went to work immediately writing the new song.

During their writing session, they recorded a quick video to share via Facebook of the song, and it received over 70,000 views in 48 hours. They played the song locally in Ocean Isle Beach at Drift Coffee Shop and the Inlet View Restaurant.

Not long after spending the Fourth of July on Ocean Isle Beach at the house that inspired the song, Stevens and Layne returned to Nashville and were introduced to Nashville produce Neal Cappelino, who has produced albums for Allison Krauss and Brad Paisley. Cappellino agreed to produce their single at Southern Ground, Zac Brown’s recording studio.

Whitney Layne has been singing and performing since her early childhood years, beginning at the age of 4. She has recorded a solo album and has opened for many mainstream country artists like Kelli Lori Morgan and Kelli Pickler. Layne has toured the entirety of the East Coast from New York City to Florida.

Molly Stevens is the granddaughter of a Baptist minister and has been actively singing since she was 2 years old. With a childhood filled with music, it is no surprise that she developed a love of music early on. At age two, she sang with her musical family on local radio and tv stations. At the age of 11, she performed at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Stevens continued to sing at church and on theatre stages through out her teenage years, and upon graduation at Mercer University, realized her dream and packed her bags and moved to Nashville in 2010.

Stevens is a Macon, Georgia native and Whitney Layne is a transplant from Utah. The two met in Nashville in 2010 and realized that their voices had a great harmony and their writing styles were similar.

The duo is now recording and performing under the name Stevens Layne after successfully funding a KickStarter campaign in November of 2014. Stevens Layne has been working to create music that resonate with their fans, and describe their music as country soul.

Stevens Layne

The official music video was uploaded to Whitney Layne’s YouTube channel on May 17 and already has 11,742 views. The single was released on April 17, 2015 and is available on iTunes. Whitney Layne spent much of the month of May in beautiful Ocean Isle Beach and surrounding towns to launch the music video. The official video release party was held at Drift in Ocean Isle Beach on May 21, and Whitney Layne shared a number of local photos on her Facebook page over the Memorial Day weekend as she performed at a number of venues from Oak Island to Myrtle Beach.

The couple who owns the beach house “Broke But Tan,” the Greens, have created a brand around the song title and their beach house name and are selling products including sunglass straps, hats, t-shirts, koozies and more through their website, brokebuttan.com and locally at Surf Unlimited in Ocean Isle Beach. So far, the sales have been a success and they are selling Broke But Tan shirts all over the country. They are adding beach towels and beach bags to their product line this summer.

This new song will definitely get you in the spirit of summer! Ocean Isle Beach is known for it’s relaxing family beaches and is a great destination for beach vacationers. Ocean Isle Beach is one of the southernmost barrier islands in North Carolina and offers seven miles of beautiful beaches with less than 600 full time residents.The quaint beach town promotes their motto proudly: “Ocean Isle Beach: Unchanged.”

Ocean Isle Beach offers beach cottages and family businesses and continues to be a destination for vacationers and residents with a generous offering of attractions including the annual Oyster Festival, famed golf courses, signature Calabash seafood, and ample opportunities to enjoy the coast of North Carolina with 25 public beach access points.