Wednesday, March 30, 2011

World Autism Awareness Weekend, Wrightsville Beach

The North Carolina Surfer's Healing Camp is playing host to World Autism Awareness Weekend in Wrightsville Beach, April 1-3, 2011.  The free event is intended for NC families who are impacted by children with some form of autism.  There will be tons of activities (land and sea!) for the kids and families as well as information shared by autism awareness agencies and other important support groups.

The event beings with a welcoming on Friday, April 1st at the Blockade Runner Resort on Wrightsville Beach, the event's host hotel, with a meet-and-greet with representatives from Surfer's Healing, music, and walks on the beach and the pier.

Activities will begin Saturday, April 2nd, at Wrightsville Beach Park and include live music, refreshments at no charge, hula dancing, artistic board waxing, face painting, bounce houses, fishing, corn toss, hands-on kids' activities, and a sensory area with toys.

Sunday's activities take place at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort from 10am-2pm and include kayak lessons and kayaking, a Banks Channel and Motts Channel boat cruise, a perfect surfer simulator, sand castle building, volleyball, bocce ball, croquet, and even relaxing on the beach!

Wrightsville Beach is proud to be the location of choice for World Autism Awareness Weekend in North Carolina.  It's an amazing resource for families impacted by children with autism with fun and educational opportunities as well as valuable networking with families and professionals.

For more information about this weekend, please contact Janet Gwaltnet of the North Carolina Surfers Healing Camp at 252-229-8793 or

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wrightsville Beach Quintiles Marathon and Half Marathon

This past weekend was the Second Annual Wrightsville Beach Quintiles Marathon and Half Marathon event which brought approximately 2500 runners for both race events.  The race course is one-of-a-kind for our area, bringing runners around the island of Wrightsville Beach, all around the Landfall community, through the neighborhoods of Mayfaire and finishing up at Mayfaire Town Center.

It was a great race day - overcast and cool - with the wonderful backdrop of Wrightsville Beach, Landfall, and Mayfaire.  We hope the runners enjoyed the area and the course and are planning their training for next year's race!

We want to congratulate all the runners of the Quintiles Marathon and Half Marathon and thank the event organizers, sponsors, and volunteers who brought it altogether.  This is a wonderful event for our area, at a beautiful time of year. 

For more information, please visit You can find photos of the race at WECT news and the StarNewsOnline.

Please contact the agents at Hardee Hunt and Williams to learn more about Wrightsville Beach Real Estate: 800-852-1605.

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

2400 North Lumina Ave, #2207, Wrightsville Beach NC

The Oceanfront Duneridge Resort property for sale at 2400 North Lumina Ave, #2207 in Wrightsville Beach NC is an ideal beach condo with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths.  Whether you purchase it as an investment property, a vacation home or a retirement home, you'll enjoy this property in northern Wrightsville Beach with ocean views, sound views, and premiere amenities including an oceanfront pool, private beach access, tennis court, covered parking clubhouse, secure entry, and elevator.

Hardee Hunt and Williams Wrightsville Beach Real Estate Company is the listing agent for the Duneidge Resort condos and our agents can provide excellent insight into the features and floorplans, amenities, beach access and more.

Duneridge Resort is ideal for individuals, couples, and families looking for a peaceful and quiet oceanfront residence in a beautiful beach town but with downtown access close-at-hand.  Downtown Wrightsville Beach has great restaurants, shopping, rentals, and nightlife as well as an active and outdoorsy community. 

We invite you to contact the agents at Hardee Hunt and Williams to learn more and to schedule a showing: 800-852-1605 or info[at]  For further details, please visit our detailed listing page here: 2400 N. Lumina Ave, #2207 or get current mortgage rates on jumbo loans.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

JA Fundraiser: Wrightsville Beach Oceanfront House Getaway

Junior Achievement (JA) of the Cape Fear Region is an organization that brings business education to our local schools.  Volunteers from the business community work with organizers and teachers to deliver hands-on programs that teach the key concepts of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy to young students - starting in Kindergarten!

JA is currently conducting a fundraiser raffle for a week-long stay at a Wrightsville Beach Oceanfront House.  The house is being donated for the week by the owner (with no connection to HHW) and we thought this could be a great chance for families and friends to experience the beauty of Wrightsville Beach while donating to a great cause! 

The drawing for the raffle will be this Friday, 3/18/11.  The cost of the tickets is $10 for 1 ticket or $25 for three.  The oceanfront house is a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom house with great amenities including off-street parking for 4 vehicles.  The house is available during selected weeks between September 15th and April 15th (except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Easter).

For full details and to donate to JA for your raffle tickets, please visit

If it turns out that you're not the lucky winner, give us a call to discuss real estate options in Wrightsville Beach, including primary residence, vacation home, or investment property for oceanfront, soundfront, or private neighborhoods: 800-852-1605.

Thanks for donating to JA and good luck!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Oceanic Restaurant Renovations

The Oceanic is a popular seafood restaurant and bar known for its location right on the beach along the south end of Wrightsville Beach.  Not only do they have amazing views for diners to enjoy while they eat, they also seat diners out on the ocean pier for the ultimate in beach dining.

The Oceanic just underwent significant renovations to its kitchen and dining areas during a 2 month winter closure.  Major work had not been done on the building in 20 years and they've now re-opened to a better organized and more efficient kitchen as well as an updated menu.  Renovations to the dining areas include more windows, wooden ceilings, an updated bar, fresh paint, and new carpeting.  The Oceanic also hosts private parties and did renovations to update their private event space. 

We hope you get a chance to visit the Oceanic this summer to enjoy the food, the view, and to appreciate all the work that's been done to update and improve the space. (Source:

Hardee Hunt and Williams is a premier Wrightsville Beach real estate company specializing in beachfront properties, condos, and townhouses, as well as Wrightsville Beach homes for sale.  Please contact us with any questions about Wrightsville Beach real estate and interest in the area: 800-852-1605.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wrightsville Beach Biathlon

The 2nd Annual Wrightsville Beach Biathlon takes place Saturday, March 26, 2011.  The event starts with Stand-Up Paddle Boarding followed by a pier-to-pier beach run from Johnnie Mercer's Pier to the Crystal Pier and back to the Blockade Runner Resort.

One of the things that makes this event so exciting is the exposure for Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP).  It is one of the fastest growing outdoor water sports because of its accessibility for people of varying abilities.  It's definitely not easy but neither is it as intimidating as learning to surf in the ocean.  People who love kayaking and canoeing really take to SUP as another way to explore the waterways, get exercise, learn a new skill, and meet new people.  Surfers also enjoy this sport as yet another experience on the water that brings out a different, slower, and meditative approach to life on their board.

Wrightsville Beach is an ideal location for SUP because of its protected inland Waterway fueled by ocean currents and conditions.  The Wrightsville Beach Biathlon begins in the Banks Channel opposite the Blockade Runner Resort where wind, chop, and battling tides could make for a challenging course.  The course then turns west into Motts Channel.  The Intracoastal will take the paddlers north underneath the Heide Trask Drawbridge and then east through Lees Cut to circle back to the starting point.

The second event begins back at the Blockade Runner Resort where athletes will sprint through beach access No. 33 to the oceanfront and run 4 miles pier-to-pier, ending back at the Blackade Runner Resort (an event co-sponsor along with Coastal Urge).

The press release for the event states that last year's winner, Chris Curry, completed the course in 1 hour and 24 minutes. 

The Wrightsville Beach Biathlon beings at 10 am on Saturday, March 26th with a pre-race meeting at 9 am.  Winners will receive complimentary weekends at the Blockade Runner as well as prizes valued at more than $1000 donated by Coastal Urge.  The cost for the race is $35 which includes a paddleboard rental and a race t-shirt.

Register for the Wrightsville Beach Biathlon by emailing or calling 910-256-2251.  Good luck and have fun!  (And for those of us not entering the race, there are a ton of great vantage points along the beach and Intracoastal shoreline from which to watch and cheer on the athletes.)
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