Friday, March 30, 2012

World Autism Awareness Weekend on Wrightsville Beach NC

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Wrightsville Beach hosts 3rd Annual World Autism Awareness Weekend
April 20-22, 2012

In North Carolina alone, as many as 60,000 families are impacted by autism with one or more members affected by some form of the syndrome that sometimes isolates families and their members from day to day activities. For a three-day weekend, April 20-22, Wrightsville Beach invites these families and the public to participate in the inclusive 3rd Annual World Autism Awareness Weekend.

Weekend Schedule:

Friday, April 20 - Arrive and connect with old friend and make new ones. Stroll the beach, play games on the oceanfront lawn, enjoy gluten free and special menu options available at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort, host hotel, and register for Saturday's 5k and fun run/walk events.

Saturday, April 21 - Participate in two major events:
8:30 a.m. the 2nd Annual Coastal N.C. Run/Walk at Mayfaire Town Center includes three events: a 5k race, 1 mile fun-run and kid's dash. Proceeds support autism services. Sponsored by the Autism Society of North Carolina and GHA Autism Supports.

11a.m. to 4 p.m. Surfers Healing presents Family Day in Wrightsville Beach Park. Experience a day of hands-on kids' activities, networking and resource sharing. Booths will feature children's activities like board waxing, face painting, fishing, corn toss and more. A miniature skate park is featured along with sensory and calming toys. Indo Jax Surf Charity will sponsor the bounce house and Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue lifeguards will lead special water safety instruction. Bi-lingual information booths will be hosted by theAutism Society of North Carolina;; Family Support Network; NC Aquarium; N.C. Chapter of Surfers Healing; Ocean Cure; S.H.A.R.E.; TEACCH; Wilmington Children's Developmental Services Agency; Oasis and Exceptional Friends Network.

Sunday, April 22 - Water and skateboarding activities:

Families may select from games on the oceanfront lawn, offered all day, or water activities at the Blockade Runner beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing until everyone is happy! Kayaks and equipment will be provided by Hook, Line and Paddle for those who wish to paddle scenic Banks Channel. Captain Joe Abbate, the Cape Fear Naturalist, will offer scenic and comfortable water cruises aboard The Shamrock. See Banks Channel, Motts Channel, Money Island and hear stories told by Captain Joe. Sunday morning buffet and a mid-day seaside cookout will be available.

For skating fans, A.skate is sponsoring a clinic at the Double Wide Skate Barn in Hampstead 9 to 11 a.m. The camp is fully booked, but Autism Weekend participants are encouraged to come and cheer these talented skaters!

The goal of World Autism Awareness Weekend at Wrightsville Beach is outreach, inclusion and awareness, and to provide activities and festivities for children on the autism spectrum and supply networking and resource opportunities for their parents and other family members. World Autism Awareness Month (April) was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007.


John Pike, North Carolina Surfers Healing Camp Director
(910) 471-7453

Heather Hargrave, Autism Society of North Carolina
Coastal NC Run/Walk for Autism Coordinator
(800) 442-2762 (ext. 1106)

Host Hotel:

Blockade Runner Beach Resort (Special room rate available. Limited availability. Specify World Autism Awareness Weekend. Special menus available.)

Saturday, March 24, 2012

324 Causeway Drive for Sale, Wrightsville Beach NC

Waterfront signature property at 324 Causeway Drive with superior construction, luxury finishes and amenities now listed for sale in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. 324 Causeway Drive features long range water views and private multi-vessel covered dockage. 

Wrightsville Beach, N.C., March 2012 -- A signature Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina property has recently come up for sale.  The home at 324 Causeway Drive is listed in the Wilmington area MLS by Hardee Hunt and Williams real estate company.  The three bedroom, 4,200 square foot home sits on the Intracoastal waterfront and has multiple boat slips with a canopy to protect vessels from the elements.  The canopy also serves as an oversized waterfront deck.

This Wrightsville Beach home has been the personal residence of the island's preeminent real estate developer.  Home to a true, lifetime yachtsman, this property boasts a structurally engineered concrete and steel canopy to protect dockage for multiple boats. The canopy also provides an expansive unique outdoor waterfront living area with sweeping views of the best Wrightsville Beach has to offer.

The features at 324 Causeway Drive include an elevator, two waterfront living areas, a game room and workshop, sauna, multiple waterfront decks, multiple boat slips, oversized dual garages, luxury kitchen and baths, an oversized master suite, and two fireplaces.  Homeowners here can enjoy all season private waterfront living: fishing, sailing, boating, paddle boarding plus an easy walk to restaurants, shops, and more.

Hardee Hunt and Williams is a specialty Wrightsville Beach real estate company dedicated to homes, condos, and lots in Wrightsville Beach, Landfall, and Figure Eight Island.  This is a small firm where the agents are committed to matching the right properties with the right buyers. They have the access, knowledge, and experience to enhance the buying and selling experience for homeowners and homebuyers.

To learn more about the property for sale at 324 Causeway Drive in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., please visit or


Ace Cofer
Hardee Hunt & Williams
Lic: 255168   
602 Causeway Dr
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Aerial Video of Wrightsville Beach, NC

Spring is upon us here in Wrightsville Beach and it's time to plan your vacation!  Whether you were here for the Quintiles Marathon or you're coming for the Wrightsville Beach Biathlon or the Blue Ribbon Run, you know that spring and summer are some of the best seasons to visit our island oasis. 

We thought you would enjoy this aerial video of Wrightsville Beach in case you needed any inspiration to start your real estate search here:

Wrightsville Beach Flyover from lemonstripe on Vimeo.

Contact the agents at Hardee Hunt and Williams to schedule some showings around the island.  We work exclusively on Wrighstville Beach, Landfall, and Figure Eight Island and can help match you with your dream home or a great investment property: 910-256-6998
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