There are 9 blog entries for November 2010.
Sunday, November 28th, 2010 at 11:33am. 262 Views, 0 Comments.
According to this interesting article by the Citizen-Times, Asheville area christmas tree farms are facing reduced profits this year due to increased costs and a downsizing of tree sizes by consumers.
Asheville area Christmas tree growers not so merry this year
SANDY MUSH — Now that the Black Friday shopping frenzy is over, it's time to get down to the important stuff: finding that perfect Christmas tree.
The Meisner family weaved in and out of the rows of Fraser fir trees Saturday afternoon at Sandy Hollar Tree Farm, carefully inspecting each one. It was easy to tell who was more excited about the adventure: The Fairview couple, Steve and Jenny, had their 2-year-old daughter, Sayla, beat by miles.
“I'm kind of a Grinch, but we popped the…
Saturday, November 27th, 2010 at 6:10pm. 243 Views, 0 Comments.
It is always amazing to see how the holidays affect our state. Here is something I was unaware of, North Carolina is the 2nd largest Christmas tree producing state in the country. This is according to the National Christmas Tree Association. As a state we trail only Oregon in number of trees harvested per year.
Looks like I will be out this week helping our North Carolina economy when I purchase my tree for the holiday season.
Saturday, November 27th, 2010 at 3:56pm. 708 Views, 0 Comments.
Christmas Sights and Sounds at Fort Raleigh on Roanoke Island offers plenty of fun for the whole family. This seasonal event will run from 5pm to 8pm on December 1st. You will find lots of holiday fun including; horse & carriage rides, holiday musical performances, and an upside down Christmas tree. There are even reports Santa Claus will be making a pre-Christmas appearance.
Friday, November 26th, 2010 at 5:13pm. 204 Views, 0 Comments.
The town of Winterville will be holding it's annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 6pm. The ceremony will be held in front of Town Hall.
This year's ceremony includes:
- Christmas Carols
- Gift card giveaway
- Reading of The Night Before Christmas by Mayor Doug Jackson
- Lighting of the Winterville Christmas Tree.
So come out and join your neighbors for this year's ceremony.
If you're looking for Winterville Homes we're your team.
Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 at 5:12pm. 215 Views, 0 Comments.
From the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau....
15th Annual Turkey Trot 5K
A great warm up for your Thanksgiving Feast! The Turkey Trot will be starting on Scarborough Lane in Duck. For runners and spectators there are plenty of finish line full of post race festivities! Runners and walkers of all abilities and ages are welcome.
Saturday, November 20th, 2010 at 2:33pm. 269 Views, 0 Comments.
This custom built Southern Shores home was recently reduced $75,000. The owner says, "bring an offer." This unique home offers custom construction, elevator shaft, $25,000 home theater system, expansive outdoor pool area and more.
116 Tea Plant is a great opportunity to own a home that has never been rented or to be the 1st to turn this home into a rental machine. For more information on this home, give Dee Taylor a call at 252 581 0013.
116 Tea Plant
Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 at 11:53am. 585 Views, 0 Comments.
If you are looking for a unique opportunity to purchase an Outer Banks foreclosure, put 408 Deep Neck Road on your list. This beautiful Pine Island home will not last long. 408 Deep Neck Road is currently being offered at $739,900. This 5 bedroom, 6 full - 2 partial bath home offers limitless potential.
Large kitchen and outdoor pool both offer plenty of area to entertain your guests. Enjoy life in paradie.
408 Deep Neck Road
Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 at 5:24pm. 193 Views, 0 Comments.
October was an interesting month for home sales in the Outer Banks. October was the second straight month with over 100 homes sold. This is an encouraging factor for those looking to sell their Outer Banks home.
An interesting change we saw was distress homes sales, foreclosures and short sales, accounting for only 31% of all residential sales. This is down from over 40% in August and September.
We are continuing to see the total inventory of available homes decline. As the number of homes decline we are also seeing the absorbtion rate go down.
There are some strong signs that the real estate market in the Outer Banks is recovering. From all reports the summer was an impressive year for tourism on the Outer Banks. Both of…
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 at 4:22pm. 244 Views, 0 Comments.
ELIZABETH CITY - The sound of the breaking of the champagne bottle christened a new $650,000 airport rescue firefighting vehicle at the Elizabeth City Coast Guard Support Center.
The vehicle replaces one that had been in service 22 years.
“I feel almost like a new papa getting a new extension to the family, because that’s exactly what this is all about,” Coast Guard Fire Chief William Myers said in a speech at the Coast Guard fire station moments before firefighters gave a demonstration of the vehicle.
“It’s going to allow us to better enhance our response capability to you, our customers, and to the outside community,” Myers said.
Myers said the Coast Guard base support unit’s commander, Capt. Carol Bennett, was instrumental in getting the…