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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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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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Mortgage Rates, Affordability and Foreclosures

Mortgage Rates, Affordability and Foreclosures are on the move. Some are rising and others falling. But all are on the leading edge of a recovering real estate and housing market. It’s hard to believe that the highest mortgage interest rate this year for a 30 year fixed loan has been only 3.85 percent. That happened last March 13. The national average for this past week was at 3.71 percent. Some economists are watching…

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Crystal Coast Fishing Report – May 2013

Crystal Coast Fishing Report. From Blue Marlin to Bluefish and everything in-between, the fishing along the Crystal Coast and Cape Lookout has rocketed into a fast pace. The beaches, sounds, inshore and offshore catches have all been great. But here’s the good news. It’s just getting started! Beach water temperatures this past week have been averaging around 64-66 degrees. Just a few degrees warmer and Spanish mackerel will move into the piers and beaches….

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Tax Reform Could Affect Home and Land Owners

The state of North Carolina collected over 10 billion dollars in personal income taxes during the year 2012. That’s ten times the corporate tax income and twice as large as the monies collected off of sales and uses taxes. But now the state of North Carolina is trying to figure out how to eliminate personal income taxes, it’s largest revenue producer….

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Two 800 Pound Gorillas in the Game Fish Room

Game fish status for three species of fish is back in the news and in the North Carolina Legislature. But while certain groups are debating the status of speckled trout, red drum and striped bass everyone is missing the two 800 pound gorillas that are sitting in the room. If North Carolina isn’t careful House Bill 983 is going to unleash them both….

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Homeowner Insurance Rates to Increase

Homeowner Insurance Rates. On March 5, 2013 Wayne Goodwin, North Carolina Insurance Commissioner signed an agreement with insurance companies allowing a statewide rate increase of homeowner insurance of on average 7 percent. The actual rates vary tremendously according to individual territories within the state. The North Carolina Rate Bureau, which represents the insurance companies, had requested an overall statewide….

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