09/16/08

Meet the Surf or Sound Realty Family

Say Cheese… and BBQ!
On Monday, September 15th, the entire Surf or Sound Realty staff gathered together at the newly renovated Salvo office for the annual group photo. While it can be a challenge to get so many people organized and smiling on cue, the photo went off without a hitch with almost three dozen smiling Surf or Sound faces.
After the photo shoot, the staff celebrated the wrap-up of another successful summer season with a barbecue and pot luck buffet on the Salvo office porch. This gave everyone a chance to relax, regroup, and get ready to welcome all the fall visitors, while swapping stories of a busy Hatteras Island summer.
The food and drinks hit the spot, and most everyone agreed that taking a group picture wasn’t a bad way to spend an evening at all, especially if there was barbecue involved!


09/11/08

Say ARRRRRR! on September 19!

In Honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19th, we’d like to share this pirate slang dictionary, developed by the inventors of the holiday.

In 1995, for reasons unknown to the inventors, they began talking in pirate slang during a game of racquetball, and decided to parlay this phenomenon into a new world holiday. The concept was picked up by national columnist Dave Barry who thought the idea was brilliant, and the holiday evolved into a national event.
For a complete dictionary, visit the inventors’ website, www.talklikeapirate.com, so you can celebrate the holiday to its fullest, and don’t have to worry about sounding like a land lubber. Arrrggghh. Continue reading


09/10/08

Pirate Week on The Outer Banks September 15-20

Kick off your fall vacation with the annual Pirate Festival hosted by Kitty Hawk Kites in Nags Head. This week-long event begins on Monday, September 15th, with community events happening all week all over the Outer Banks.
Enjoy Pirate history, storytelling, reenactments, and shows. The culmination of a fun filled week of events will be on Saturday September 20th at the Kitty Hawk Kites Store, MP 12.5, Nags Head. Throughout the festival, Captain Jack Sparrow will make special guest appearances throughout the Outer Banks at various Kitty Hawk Kites stores. Continue reading


09/9/08

Hatteras Island enjoys being the “Best”

A USA Today travel feature has listed the Cape Hatteras National Seashore as one of the 10 Great National Parks That Will Engage Your Kids . Author Trefoni Rizzi of Teddy’s Travels: America’s National Parks said; “This park is filled with history of pirates, shipwrecks and lighthouses. ..Kids will love the ferry ride from Hatteras Island to Ocracoke, and best of all, it’s free.” Continue reading


09/8/08

Surf or Sound Realty recognizes new Outer Banks Association of Realtors inductees

Surf or Sound Realty congratulates six staff members who were inducted into the Outer Banks Association of Realtors (OBAR) on the August 27th OBAR meeting in Avon, NC.

These Surf of Sound Realty inductees include (from left to right in photo) David Croyle, Salvo Office Manager, Ann Wood, Marketing Director, Lisa Latham, Administrative Assistant, Marcia Laricos, Reservations Sales Team member, Vicki Langhel, Avon Office Guest Services Manager, and Dana Wells, Salvo Assistant Office Manager, (who is not pictured.)

Surf or Sound Realty is proud of all of our team members’ hard work and persistence in obtaining their NC Real Estate Broker’s License and subsequent induction onto OBAR. We look forward to their continued excellence in both the company, and the local real estate and property management community.


09/5/08

Jim Cantore & The Weather Channel Stay with Surf or Sound Realty to wait for Tropical Storm Hanna

On Thursday afternoon, Jim Cantore along with his Weather Channel posse (camera crew and producers) came to Hatteras Island on The Outer Banks to report on Tropical Storm Hanna.
The crew stayed overnight at the lavish Hatteras Dream, a premier vacation rental home managed by Surf or Sound Realty, located in Hatteras across from the ferry docks. They set up their cameras on the beach in front of the house and reported from that location multiple times. Before checking into the home though, Jim Cantore graciously posed for a picture with some of the staff of Surf or Sound Realty at their office in Avon. Continue reading


09/4/08

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Full Moon Tour

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Full Moon Tour

The National Park Service is offering two full moon tours of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse on September 15th at 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. This is a very special, unique experience for the visiting public and local community to see a bird’s eye view of the island under a full moon from the top of the lighthouse.
Each tour is limited to 30 people and tickets must be purchased in advance from the lighthouse ticket booth, located at the base of the lighthouse in Buxton, which is open daily from 8:15 a.m. to 5:40 p.m.
Because there are no lights in the lighthouse, climbers will navigate the 257 stairs using their own Continue reading


09/4/08

Red Drum Tournament

On October 23 – 25, Frank and Fran’s Fisherman’s Friend tackle shop in Avon will host the 9th annual Red Drum Tournament. This is a three day invitational tournament with 300 anglers competing to catch and release the largest and most red drum as they make their annual migrating run past Hatteras Island on The Outer Banks of North Carolina. The tournament begins with appetizers and a meet and greet with the judges, and will culminate with the annual banquet and distribution of prizes.

Prizes total over $12,000 for multiple winners and categories. For more information on the upcoming tournament, visit Frank and Fran’s website, www.hatteras-island.com, or call (252) 995-4171. Continue reading


09/4/08

Day at the Docks set for Sept. 20th

Hatteras village on The Outer Banks of North Carolina will host the fourth annual Day at the Docks celebration on Saturday, Sept. 20.
Festivities will begin on the working waterfront, i.e., the marinas located at the southern end of Hatteras Village, at 10 a.m. and run until 5 p.m.

“We’re bringing back the always-popular chowder cook-off contest, and are increasing the number of seafood cooking demonstrations this year,” said event organizer Lynne Foster. Continue reading