Friday, January 29, 2010

What's Happening in Wilmington this Weekend...

Antique Show and Sale this weekend in Wilmington 10 am to 6 pm Jan 29 and 30, noon - 5 pm Jan 31 at Coastaline Convention Center, 501 Nutt St with more than 35 antique dealers from three states witha large selection of antiques including furniture, primitives, jewelry, linens, silver, glassware, prints and more - sponsored by Junior Sorosis of Wilmington.
Benefit for Haiti at Front Street Brewery tonite Activities include raffe, food and drink specials, and live music. All proceeds will be sent directly to Haiti. Free.
UNCW Homecoming . a weekend full of events to welcome you back to campus as you reconnect with friends and faculty and show your Seahawk spirit. Most events are free or a marginal cost but registration is required go to :
Model Railroad Show and Sale = at the American Legion Post 10 , 702 Pine Grove Drive. Show features model railroad dealers as well as N scale Lionel, G scale and HO scale modular layouts. door prizes and raffles for train sets. Adminssion $5.00 for more info go to

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Dredging Happening at Carolina, Wrightsville And The Islands

This weekend while showing property at Carolina and Kure Beaches I noticed the huge waves rolling in. These strong waves are certainly affecting our beaches. They erode away our precious sand which brings tourists and homebuyers to SE NC. However we are certainly lucky that the US Government and the state of North Carolina are involved in providing $ 22 million to dredge and renourish sand on the beaches of Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Masonboro Islands. It certainly is needed. Those dredging barges although big and nasty looking are a welcome sight as we know they will add sand and contribute sand to the gorgeous white sandy beaches we enjoy in Southeastern NC.

Friday, January 22, 2010

145 th Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Fisher

The roar of canons, gunfire, advancing troops, retreating troops, the smell of bacon and eggs cooking for breakfast at the camps, woman stoking the home fires, children playing alongside - this was the scene at the 145 th Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Fisher. After 6 long hours of the battle the north took Fort Fisher and cut off all supplies to the south from the Port of Wilmington. This was a pivotal time for the Civil War and the beginning of the end. The war ended 6 months later. This re-enactment was a realistic view of this battle with hundreds of participants and thousands of viewers. It was amazing to see such a portrayal done right on the grounds of this historic battle.