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Friday, August 26, 2022   /   by Anne Rose

Cape Fear Business Spotlight: The Sip & Shop Boutique,

Meet Marchell Carmichael, owner of The Sip & Shop Boutique at 2390 Carolina Beach Road, Suite 103, in Wilmington North Carolina.
Ketasia: Tell us about The Sip & Shop Boutique and what makes it different?
Marchell: The Sip & Shop Boutique carries both men's and women's clothing, accessories, fragrances, waist trainers, shoes, and - most importantly! - wine. What sets it apart from other boutiques is that we're a one-stop-shop. We also host Sip & Paint parties. Our shopping environment is very relaxing. We offer unique and affordable items.
Most of all, you can sip on fine wines and shop at the same time.

Ketasia:  What did you do before you launched The Sip & Shop Boutique?
Marchell: I was an employee at Time Warner Cable for ten years, working in the customer service department, and then moving to central operations in dispatching. There I learned customer service and sales, which I still use to this day.

Ketasia:  When you aren't running th ...

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Tuesday, July 19, 2022   /   by Anne Rose

Where We Sell: Jacksonville North Carolina with Realtors® Joanna Prinz and David Barr

Have you explored Jacksonville and the surrounding communities? Home of the largest Marine Corps base on the East Coast, Jacksonville has a deep sense of community, plenty of young families in addition to a sizable retired population, and a wide variety of real estate options for home buyers as well as investors.
Joanna Prinz and David Barr, both Jacksonville residents, share their insights on the city:
We're here in Jacksonville, North Carolina and we are brokers in this area for KBT Realty. We'd like to tell you a little bit about the community that we live in, Jacksonville, with 70,000 people.
It's about an hour north of Wilmington and it's also a waterfront community.
Jacksonville is also home to Camp Lejeune, the major Marine Corps base which employs 180,000 active duty, retired, civilian employees, and dependents of the United States Marine Corps.
There are many things to do in Jacksonville. A lot of it has to do with the Marine Corps. There's some beautiful parks. ...

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Thursday, March 3, 2022   /   by Anne Rose

Visiting & Living in Southeastern Coastal North Carolina

Whether you are visiting beautiful southeastern coastal North Carolina, or have made the Cape Fear area your home, these websites offer loads of up-to-date information on the best places to eat, local events, recreation, and even ferry schedules. If there is something else we can help you with, send us an email using the link below.

Comprehensive Resources
Wilmington & Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau
Cape Fear Visitors Guide
Visit NC
Visit NC - Wilmington Area

(Image courtesy of capefear-nc.com) 

Event Calendars
Cape Fear Event Calendar
Local Events - Port City Daily
Sports Events Calendar - WCVB
Cape Fear Weekend Planner
What's Up Wilmington (Eventbrite calendar)

Food & Restaurants
Restaurant Review Videos - Tasty Tuesday
Restaurant Directory and Reviews - Port City Foodie
Food Truck Tracker - Port City Daily
Cape Fear Foodie
NCBeer Finder: Coastal NC

Cape Fear Hotels
15 Best Wilmington NC Hotels - The Crazy Tourist ...

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021   /   by Anne Rose

Kure Beach, North Carolina | What We Love About Living in Kure Beach

Kure Beach, North Carolina

Courtesy of Google maps, retrieved Dec 8 2021

Kure Beach is a town on Pleasure Island, the piece of land that lies between the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Fear River, about 15 miles south of Wilmington North Carolina in New Hanover County. Kure Beach is a small oceanfront community, with a 2010 population of only 2,012 people. Kure Beach is between Carolina Beach and Fort Fisher. 

Find Your Next Home in Kure Beach, North Carolina

In December 2021, there are 36 active property listings in Kure Beach NC. Real estate for sale in Kure Beach ranges from luxury beach front listings at more than $2.5 million, to single family homes from $400-700,000, and homes sites for sale. Because Kure Beach is small in total area, there are a limited number of listings at any one time and the properties do not stay on the market long. The population is relatively stable too: when people move to Kure Beach, locals say, they don't leave!

People ask me all ...

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Friday, November 5, 2021   /   by Anne Rose

St. James Plantation, North Carolina | What We Love About Living in St. James Plantation

St. James Plantation, Southport, North Carolina

Courtesy of Google maps, retrieved Nov 5 2021

St. James Plantation is a gated community in Brunswick County, North Carolina, located a few miles inland of the seaside town Southport, and 30 miles south of Wilmington North Carolina. St. James is a residential town with about 3330 residents, an all-volunteer fire/EMS department, five golf courses, tennis courts, swimming pools, a full service marina, and a private beach club in Oak Island on the Atlantic coast. 

Find Your Next Home in St. James Plantation, North Carolina

In November 2021, there are 86 active property listings in St. James Plantation. The real estate for sale in St. James ranges from listings in the $300s to $1million+ homes, and buildable lots. There are a number of condominium communities within St. James, with units priced starting in the high $100s and going up beyond the $400s. Boat owners will find a variety of wet- and dry-slips for sale in the pr ...

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