Jacksonville, NC Real Estate News

By Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
(Kingsbridge Realty, Inc)
                                                            Good news for Onslow and six surrounding counties came on Friday, October 12 from Lt. Governor Beverly Perdue.    At a briefing with the commanding general of the Marine Corps Installations East, Lt. Governor Perdue announced that thousands of troops and their families would be moving into the area during the next five years.Lt. Governor Perdue reminded all that the military has an $18 billion impact on North Carolina.  A Military Growth Task Force has been implemented to help the area make needed preparation for the influx of approximately 25,000 active duty Marines, civilian staff and families.  Over the next five years, an additional 61,000 people (13.7 percent growth) are expected to move to Onslow, Carteret, Craven, Pamlic...
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By Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
(Kingsbridge Realty, Inc)
   Make plans now to load up the family and enjoy an afternoon of  free, family fun.  The Jacksonville Parks and Recreation department is sponsoring this Fall Family Fun Day.There will be activities for all ages.                   Carnival gamesHay ridesMoon walk                                            Saturday, October 13 from 12 to 3 PM  at the Jacksonville Commons Recreation Complex.  For more information contact:  City of Jacksonville Parks and Recreation  or 910 938 5317 Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor®, Onslow County Home SpecialistKingsbridge Realty, Inc., Making Houses Homes We take pride in helping Military families relocating to Camp Lejeune locate a home in Onslow County North Carolina Clip art courtesy of Clipart Heaven   
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By Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
(Kingsbridge Realty, Inc)
No more excuses!  We all know and understand the importance of good health which of course, includes exercise. Some of us are very good at coming up with excuses not to exercise.  It's time to make a commitment and get on with the programOnslow County Parks and Recreation department is sponsoring a Week Day Walking Program in Jacksonville, N C.  Walkers will meet every Friday in October and November at the New River Riverfront Park at 12:15 to join in the walk.For more information and to sign up visit the website. Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor®, Onslow County Home Specialist   910 459 9189    Contact meKingsbridge Realty, Inc., Making Houses Homes  We take pride in assisting Military Families in locating a home when relocating to Camp Lejeune, NC    Clip art courtesy of Clipart Heaven   
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By Rhonda McNeal
(CENTURY 21 Champion Real Estate)
Realizing that open houses are viewed as a waste of time by many, but not all of us...Century 21 Cherie Schulz Realty Firm will be participating in the Nationwide Century 21 Franchise Open House Campaign this weekend, October 6th & 7th. I will be holding an open house Saturday, October 6th from 3-6:00 pm at 1169 Onslow Pines Road. It is a beautiful 4 bedroom/ 3.5 bath new construction that features 2 master suites, 1 on the main floor. Many buyer perks provided by seller.I will also be at 1847 Haw Branch on Sunday, October 7th from 12-4:00 pm. This 3 bedroom/ 2.5 bath new construction features formal dining room, office, attached 2 car garage, and a 1 car detached garage with separate driveway. Please feel free to drop by with your clients and/or call me for additional information.Thank...
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By Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
(Kingsbridge Realty, Inc)
Today is the day many Camp Lejeune families have been eagerly awaiting and anticipating for the past 7 months.  Today Dad, Mom or Husband returns from Iraq. It is a tradition of the Camp Lejuene military community  for the families of returning Marines make to make "Welcome home" signs and hang them on the fence along Highway 24 entering Jacksonville.  These signs are original and personal.  It is a heart warming sight to ride along the highway and see the signs awaiting the arrival of these families' loved ones.  Along this section of the highway, the median is lined with Bradford Pear trees that were planted in honor of those Marines who died in Lebanon in 1986.  There is one tree for each Marine who lost his life and is known as The Guardian of Peace Memorial.   The trees were donate...
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By Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
(Kingsbridge Realty, Inc)
Hi ladies in Onslow County, NC and surrounding area,                         If you are looking for a something to do with your girlfriends this weekend, I have a suggestion -- The Women's Expo  2007.  This will be a fun and informative outing and you will be supporting the Women's Center in Jacksonville, a very valuable organization.Saturday, September 15American Legion Building, Boardhurst Road, Jacksonville NCAdmission $2.00 More than 80 vendors -  Massage therapy, home decor and moreThe proceeds go to the Women's Center which assist women who are victims of domestic and sexual abuse.                                                                                                               (Photo property of Cynthia Tilghman)Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor®. Onslow County Home Specialis...
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By Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
(Kingsbridge Realty, Inc)
There are many activities for those who live in Jacksonville, Swansboro, Hubert or any area of Onslow County, N C.  Some upcoming events that might be of interest to residents:  September 16 - "City to the Sea" Bike Ride - Riders will meet at the Food Lion parking lot on the corner of Piney Green and Haltown and should be ready to take off at 1:30.  The ride will end at Hammock's Beach Park. (Photo courtesy of Flickr-WildTexas)   September 16 - Craft Fair - Onslow County Multiplex Building, 4024 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville.  Vendor applications being accepted for fine arts, traditional crafts and contemporary arts by the Coastal Carolina Artists and Crafter Guild.  Contact Cassondra at 910 938 7077 or ccaguild@yahoo.com  September 29 - Dog Day in the Park - 9 AM til Noon, Onslow Pin...
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By Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
(Kingsbridge Realty, Inc)
The Onslow Council for the Arts is reaching out to the children again with their new children's art series.  The 2007-2008 series is "Learning from the Master".  These series are very popular and the classes fill up quickly. Ages - 8-14Saturday mornings - 10 a.m to NoonLocation - Council for the Arts Building - 826 Bridge St., Jacksonville NCFor more information - Call 910 455-9840 (Photo courtesy of Flickr - triada53) The instructor is Penny Craven.  All supplies are furnished and students are encouraged to "dress for mess".The class size is limited to 10 students.                                            (Photo courtesy of Flickr-  ~terese~) 
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By Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
(Kingsbridge Realty, Inc)
If you do not have time to cook dinner but you do not want to feed your family fast food, what can you do?Joe Miller's article "Going Out to Cook" provides you with the solution.  If you live or work in Jacksonville, N C or surrounding Onslow County,  the answer is "Dinnersmart" which opened Friday August 24.  This is the first of this type of restaurant in our area. These are very popular on the West coast and there are some in some of the larger cities in North Carolina such as Charlotte, Raleigh and Wilmington.  This is a do-it-yourself food prep store.  You can visit the website, choose the meals you want to prepare and schedule a time.    The recipe, ingredients, prep sauce and storage containers are included. "Dinnersmart"  eliminates the prep time and washing dishes.   The meal i...
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By Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
(Kingsbridge Realty, Inc)
Hi Onslow County and surrounding area residents.    I bet you think the nearest zoo to your home in Jacksonville, N C is the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, N C, a 3 1/2 hour drive away.  I have good news for you.  There is a zoo right here in Jacksonville where you can take your kids for a wonderful outing.  The Lynwood Park Zoo is located at 1071 Wells Road in Jacksonville and they have an amazing array of animals.  The zoo opened in 1994 and is staffed entirely by volunteers.There are more than 80 animal exhibits which include many species of mammals, birds and reptiles.  I've never met a child that did not enjoy a visit to the zoo and watching the animals.  Have you?   (Photo property of Cynthia Tilghman)Hours of operation are: Sunday, Monday, Friday and Saturday - 10-6Tuesday.  Wed...
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By Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
(Kingsbridge Realty, Inc)
John Cooney, a retired Marine and resident of Jacksonville, Onslow County, N C, has always had a tremendous respect for the American flag.  It pained him to see a  torn, tattered or incorrectly displayed flag. So he made it his mission and  a habit whenever he saw a worn, tattered flag to stop and ask the owner to replace or repair it.  His story is told in the Jacksonville Daily News by Jennifer Hlad.Recently, according to the story, it seemed to Mr. Cooney that there were more and more flags that needed replacing and he could not, personally, stop at every location as he traveled  to and from his home in Jacksonville, N C.    He made the decision to go online and seek the assistance of other Hubert, Jacksonville, Swansboro and surrounding Onslow County veterans to help him with his mi...
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By Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
(Kingsbridge Realty, Inc)
Hi Everyone!  I just wanted to let you know about another great kids' event.  On September 6, at 5 PM, the Onslow County Parks and Recreation Dept. is sponsoring an End of the Summer Party at Chuck E. Cheese in Jacksonville.  Cost - $5.99 and for that cost each child receives:2 slices of pizzaSoda16 tokens Photo Courtesy of Flickr - Michel Vuijlstke                                                             You know the kids will love this--Enjoy,  summer 2007 is almost history   Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor®, Onslow County Home SpecialistKingsbridge Realty, Inc., Making Houses HomesWe take pride in assisting Military families locate a home in Onslow County, N C  
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By Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
(Kingsbridge Realty, Inc)
For anyone in the market for a new job, August 29 is a date that you will want to mark on your calendar.  The ninth annual and largest job fair in coastal North Carolina will be held in Jacksonville at Coastal Carolina Community College from 9am to 2 pm.  More than 100 employers will be on hand to meet and interview job candidates.   Some things to keep in mind: 1.  Make sure you carry several copies of an up-to-date and accurate resume` 2.  Dress appropriately and comfortably--you might have to stand in line 3.  When you meet with  an employer, greet the interviewer with a smile, a firm handshake making eye contact                                                                                                                                           Photo courtesy of Flickr 4.  Show a...
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By Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
(Kingsbridge Realty, Inc)
Summer is quickly coming to an end but there are still summer activities  available for children.  The last summer art class will be August 11 from 10 Am to Noon.  This class is for ages 8-14 and is limited to 10 students.  It is first come, first serve.  The cost is $12.00.  You may call The Onslow County Council for the Arts at 910 455-9840  to register and get more information. The class will be taught by Penny Craven is who noted for her  special rapport with children. This class will focus on seascapes, boats and things associated with  water.   Ms. Craven advises the children will be working at easels and all supplies will be provided.  Students are encouraged to "dress for mess".    Contact me Cynthia Tilghman, Onslow County Home Specialist     910 459 9189     Kingsbridge Realty...
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By Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
(Kingsbridge Realty, Inc)
A trip to the local Farmer's Market is a treat for your eyes as well as your taste buds.  Buying your fruits and vegetables from the local farmers and growers is the next best thing to having your own garden and a way to be assured that the food you provide for your family is fresh.  It is also a great way to support the local economy.  The Onslow County Farmer's Market is located at 4024 Richland's Highway, Jacksonville and is open Tuesday and Saturdays from April to first of November 9 AM to 3 PM. At the market you will find Vegetables in season Fruits, berries and melons in seasonJams and jelliesBaked GoodsEggsFlowersCrafts Special upcoming events include: July 24 - 9am to 3pm - Blackberry and Melon DayAugust 11 - 9am to 3pm - Guest Chef and Honey Day This information is provided by:...
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By Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
(Kingsbridge Realty, Inc)
For those who live in or near Jacksonville, N C and are still looking for activities for their children to participate in this summer, here are some of the activities offered by the Jacksonville Parks and Recreation Dept.  .  You can reach the department at  910- 938-5805Adventure Camp -  There are different sessions and you will need to check on the availability and cost.  This camp includes camping, trips, horseback riding, drama and various other activities.Sports Camp -  Again you will need to check on the ages requirements, availability and cost.  Basketball, tennis, volley ball, baseball and softball camps are being offered.Summer Day Camp -  "Chill'n at the Rec" Day camps for ages 6-15 are being offered at different locations throughout the county at different times.  Activities ...
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By Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
(Kingsbridge Realty, Inc)
If you are a military man or woman stationed in Jacksonville, N C at Camp Lejeune or New River Air Station, there is something that you may not know that could be very beneficial to you.  That is:  Many businesses in the Jacksonville area offer discounts to active and retired military and enjoy honoring you with the savings.  Make sure you ask--whether it is a motel, restaurant, dry cleaners, tire service or whatever--you should ask.  Clerks do not always recognize or think to ask.  The savings offered by merchants can be substantial and can enable a family to have more disposable income.  Remember, Jacksonville businesses are proud to serve you and appreciate your business.  For additional military discounts, check out this website.  We are proud to serve military familiesCynthia Tilgh...
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By Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
(Kingsbridge Realty, Inc)
So, you've gotten your orders and you will be relocating to or from Camp LeJeune or New River Air Station.    Your mind starts to whirl, there is so much to do--where to start?   There's the house to sellThen you will need to find a home near the new baseYour spouse has to resign from his/her job Your spouse has  to find a new job in the new location The kids have to be enrolled in new schools The kids will need to find new sports teams, dance classes, music lessons, etc. There are accounts which must be closed There accounts that will need to be opened and on and on it goes.  Wouldn't it be nice if there was a guide?  Good news!  This guide takes you through the first steps, what to do, who to contact and how to go about it.  I hope that your relocation to or from Camp LeJeune or New R...
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By Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
(Kingsbridge Realty, Inc)
Frequent military relocation pose numerous challenges for spouses of servicemen and women. One of the most daunting of these is finding a new job in an unfamiliar town with no contacts. Of course this job search must start for many families in the midst of moving into a new home and neighborhoodsetting up new accounts with local utility companiessettling the kids into a new schoolsetting up new banking accountsshopping in a new grocery storefinding and settling into a new house of worshiplocating and establishing relationship with new local businesses and services--where to get the oil changed, car repaired, etc.  No matter how much experience and/or education one may have, changing jobs every 3 or 4 years is difficult and stressful.  Good news for these military spouses, there is a res...
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