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Crystal Coast Living - July 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008
Sometimes people considering a move to the Crystal Coast worry about North Carolina's reputation for hot and humid summer temperatures. I often get the question of how do you survive the heat in July and August? The simple answer is that we wait for it to go away, but actually we manage to continue with our daily activities without a lot of changes. This is the South and in the summer it does get hot. There are some unique things about Carteret County that help us survive. More...
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Tuesday, July 29, 2008
You sometimes hear that we have to stop development in order to protect our waters. You can only subscribe to that opinion if you have never lived very close to Mother Nature. It has taken many years, but we have learned that if we never let fires burn in our forests, we end up creating a very dangerous situation. Now in Croatan National Forest we regularly see controlled burns. They get rid of the underbrush and make the forest much healthier. Animals find it easier to browse on the new tender vegetation. On top of that we end up with forests that are much less susceptible to catastrophic fires. There are parallels to the new forest management techniques in the way that conservation focused development not only protects our coastal waters but even improves them. More...
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Tuesday, July 22, 2008
The Carteret County Association of Realtors proudly presents the First Annual Crystal Coast Showcase of Homes. CCAR member offices are joining together to provide a FREE open house extravaganza. More...
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Monday, July 14, 2008
Living in the land of vacations is actually a lot like living in paradise. There is always something great to do. One of the reasons people come here for vacations is that we have fantastic weather and plenty of things to do. While some residents maintain that they never go to the beach, there are plenty of us who go to the beach every chance that we get. I worked on Sunday, so this Monday was part of my weekend. With sunshine, blue skies and warm temperatures, the beach quickly got on our agenda today. I was beginning to feel a little disconnected with the beach since my toes had not been in warm salt water for over a week. More...
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Friday, July 11, 2008
There is a simple way to enjoy the best of the beach weather. It requires moving to the beach. If you are always here, then finding the best days to be on the beach comes pretty easy. When we get a run of nasty weather, we just stay off the beach until the weather improves. Fortunately for tourists, it is rare that we get a full day of rain. This summer it has been rare to get any rain. Whenever I get stuck thinking about how unlucky we are when the weather turns bad, I try to remember that any day on the beach is generally better than the best day in the city. More...
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Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Not surprisingly it is a lot of fun to live near the beach. While people living in cities go for walks on sidewalks, we head over to the beach to enjoy some sand beneath our feet and warm salt water around our ankles. Many people might think that beach walking is only a summer pleasure. Most residents walk on the beach all year. My favorite time for beach walks is late fall. The water is still warm, the air is often less humid, and any crowds are long gone. More...
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Wednesday, July 02, 2008
Lots of people know what it is like to come to the Crystal Coast for a vacation. Thousands of people have that experience every year. After spending time on our pristine shores, it is not unusual to start thinking about our area as a potential retirement spot or a place for a second home. Living here raises a lot more questions than spending a week relaxing on our warm beaches. Bluewater's Sales Blog will shed some light on life along North Carolina's best kept secret, the Southern Outer Banks that run along the shores of Carteret County.
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