10/21/10

North Carolina Recognized as “Nation’s Most Military Friendly State”

New signs will be displayed at the state border on I-95, I-85 and Highway 17 promoting North Carolina as the “Nation’s most Military friendly state.”
These new state welcome signs proudly recognize that the armed forces play a key role in North Carolina’s economy. The state has more than 416,000 jobs directly or indirectly sustained by the defense industry and military installations, including Fort Bragg and Camp Lejeune.

Officials with the N.C. Dept. of Transportation and the N.C. Bankers Association, which helped pay for the signs, plan to unveil the new signs at a news conference at the North Carolina National Guard headquarters in Raleigh on Oct. 26.

Keep an eye out for these welcome signs on your next North Carolina Outer Banks vacation!


05/24/10

Facebook fans help Surf or Sound Realty put the FUN in Fundraising!

Surf or Sound Realty is asking their Facebook fans to suggest fundraising ideas to raise money for the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life event. Everyone is encouraged to submit suggestions and ideas by posting on Surf or Sound Realty’s Facebook page.

As the Outer Banks Relay for Life celebrated its annual relay event this year, Surf or Sound Realty participated as a Platinum Sponsor, signifying a $2,500 donation made to the American Cancer Society. Continue reading


05/13/10

Surf or Sound Realty proud to celebrate Platinum Sponsor designation for Relay for Life

As the Outer Banks Relay for Life gears up to celebrate its annual relay event, Surf or Sound Realty is proud to announce its designation as a Platinum Sponsor, which signifies a $2,500 donation made to the organization.

“This is a very worthy cause that we are proud to help support,” says Melvin Stone, President of Surf or Sound Realty. “Everyone has been affected by cancer in some way and we’re happy that this donation can help make a difference.” Continue reading


01/21/10

The Villages of Hatteras Island

A look at the 7 villages of Hatteras Island, how they differ, and what amenities and attractions they feature. Continue reading


01/21/10

Selecting Vacation Rental Homes

A first timer’s guide to selecting vacation rental homes on Hatteras Island Continue reading


01/14/10

The 2010 Outer Banks Wedding Expo was one of the biggest and best yet

On Sunday, January 10, Surf or Sound Realty representatives welcomed hundreds of soon-to-be brides and grooms and their families at the 2010 Outer Banks Wedding Expo at the First Flight Middle School in Kill Devil Hills. The 2010 expo was one of the biggest yet, with more than 100 vendors ranging from caterers to wedding planners, photographers to musicians, all offering visiting brides a taste of the Outer Banks wedding experience. Continue reading


01/6/10

Welcome Hatteras Island Brides to the 2010 Wedding Expo!

Surf or Sound Realty is delighted to welcome Hatteras Island brides as we participate in the 2010 Outer Banks Wedding Expo. The island festivities start Saturday, January 9th, with two of our premier vacation rental homes featured in the Outer Banks Wedding Tour. Continue reading


10/9/09

Two Surf or Sound Realty homes showcased in the 2009 Parade of Homes

The 17th Annual Outer Banks Parade of Homes kicked off on October 8th, and Surf or Sound Realty is delighted to announce that two of our premier rental homes are represented in this year’s tour: #683 Rising Sun and #684 Moonshine.

The Parade of Homes showcases the finest properties on the Outer Banks, and the Outer Banks Home Builders Association (OBHBA) is anticipating approximately 1,500 attendees. The event lasts until Sunday, October 11th, and all 29 homes participating, from Currituck to southern Hatteras Island, are open from 10am – 6pm on all four days. Continue reading


08/7/09

Locals show visiting couple the meaning of Hatteras Island Hospitality

On Thursday, August 7th, a small group of local residents showed a visiting couple from West Virginia the true meaning of Hatteras Island hospitality.

Brian and Melissa had come to Hatteras Island expecting a low key but lovely wedding with their relatives and minister at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, but as the day arrived, they discovered the disheartening news that nobody in their party except for their niece, daughter, and the bride’s brother and sister-in-law would be able to come. Continue reading


07/17/09

Jim Cantore and The Weather Channel are loving summer on Hatteras Island

The Weather Channel has been featuring multiple videos of Hatteras Island’s fun summer activities as part of their week long series “Why I Love Summer.”

Check out these amazing clips of Outer Banks horseback riding, kite boarding and hang gliding that were broadcasted nationally on The Weather Channel this week.