Category Archives: Crystal Coast Latest News

Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

Big Rock. What the heck is it any way and why does it produce so many blue marlin? Five years ago the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament Director called me about an article I had written for the Carteret News Times many years back. It seems that they wanted to reprint the article for their official tournament publication. The year was 2008 and also their 50th golden anniversary so this was a pretty big deal…

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Morehead City, NC

Morehead City is a beautiful coastal port town that has been around for hundreds of years. It is small yet vibrant. It maintains its history but thrives in everything the pristine environment has to offer. We celebrate life while maintaining a lifestyle that is indicative of great southern living. Welcome to Morehead City! We thought you might enjoy a brief sampling of our history, climate, fun, business and healthcare…

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Home Value. How Much Is My Home Worth?

Home Value. How Much Is My Home Worth? Home value. How much Is my home worth? When someone is considering to list their home on the open market the first question that usually comes to mind is how much is it worth. Often times the listing broker that recommends the highest valuation gets the listing. But do you know why that could be a big mistake. What about home values? Have you ever wondered how a broker…

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Catch Fish Memorial Day Weekend

Catch fish! Get ready for your Memorial Day weekend of fishing along Carteret County and the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. We still have the early spring time fish but now have been joined with the summertime species. The early arrival fish are still here. The late comers have moved in. It all adds up to one of the best times of the year to go fishing. Bogue Inlet Pier has just reported beach water temperatures in the 72-74 degree…

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Coastal News and Issues

Coastal News and Issues. Several very important coastal issues are being discussed on a state and federal level. Several bills are in the North Carolina legislature that could affect boating and fishing along our coast. Other possible restrictions may be coming from the federal government that could prohibit or alter how we recreate along the beaches and in the surf of the Crystal Coast….

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National and Crystal Coast Home Prices Climb

Crystal Coast Home Prices. It’s been a while since home sellers have had some consistently good news. The recent market reports not only show the trend continuing but March prices show a large spike upwards.
CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading residential property information, analytics and services provider, just released its March report. It shows that, “Home prices nationwide….

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Flood Insurance Rate Change Coming

Flood Insurance. Get ready! The National Flood Insurance Program will be raising rates October 1, 2013. Will you be affected? Will there be additional rate hikes coming to the coast? In 2012, the U.S. Congress passed the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 which calls on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and other agencies, to make a number of changes to the way the NFIP is run…

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The Beautiful Crystal Coast of NC

The Crystal Coast’s 1064 square miles is nearly half land and half water. It is composed of 531 square miles of land and 533 square miles of water. Crystal Coast beaches face south from the southern point of Core Banks at Cape Lookout to the west end of Bogue Banks. Therefore, the sun rises, sets and tracks along the ocean beaches for the length of each day. The day-long sparkle on the ocean water gives…

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