Is Carolina In Your Mind? By: Bev Filer


Dark and silent late last night

I think I might have heard the highway calling…

Geese in flight & dogs that bite

And signs that might be omens say I’m going, I’m going

I’m gone to Carolina in my mind

“Carolina In My Mind” was written and sung by James Taylor when he was in England missing his beloved home state of North Carolina.  It has become to some an unofficial anthem of North Carolina. It is played at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at athletic events and pep rallies. It is also sung by the graduating class at the university commencements.      

Many folks who have spent time here at Brunswick Plantation tell me that they really miss it when they are away….visiting relatives or some still working in another state. It is important to know that folks do not have to wait until retirement to make Brunswick Plantation their home.  It is not a 55 and over community, so you do not have to wait for the magic number to become a resident. This makes for more diversity in interests and activities.

You may know that you can also relocate your business or start a new business in North Carolina. Several of our Brunswick Plantation members have done this and are quite happy with the results. Our Facilitator’s office at the Brunswick House publishes a monthly …..                                       “Adds and Services  Broadcast” to share that information.

The following are some examples from the February 15th Broadcast :

The Eastmans of Brunswick Plantation, owners of  Southern Excursions, Present: Airport service & Groups Charter Available plus weekly Day Trips Call for details: 910-287-5851 or E-mail:

  • Charleston Day Trip (Plantation Visit + Carriage visit + Lunch)… Every Wednesday
  • New 2013 Broadway Series Plays Best Musicals! Matinees-Traveling Broadway shows in Durham:

*Anything Goes 3/23/13… * Sister Act 5/18/13… *Night of Illusion & Dinner 4/11/13

2-13 Vacation Specials/Land Tours & Cruises

  • Savannah & Beaufort, SC/3 Days/2 Nights …March 3 – 5 2013
  • Western Canada-Canadian Rockies – July 8th – 20th, 2013
  • Winston Salem and Yadkin Valley Wine Tour…June 6 – 8, 2013
  • Italy at its Best – The best way to see Italy by bus…14 Days – Early Birds Advantage

Mae Drezek, Cruise Agent ATC Travel @ Brunswick Plantation

Blue Danube Discovery – experience European riverboat cruising. (Special groups rate for October 24, 2013…Seven nights sailing Starting at $2,599 per person. Foe all your cruising needs: Contact Mae Drezek, 287-5339 OR Free service to customers; no booking fees charged.


FIBBER”S On THE WATER, owned by: Ralph and Jean Carbone

Menu: Seafood, Steaks, Burgers, Salads, Daily Specials. Indoor and outdoor seating on the Intracoastal Waterway…Where the Waterfront View is almost as Good as the Food! (Smoke Free Environment)… Open until 9p.m. Fri. & Sat. & 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday * 843- 280-2271


Sunset Beach Gourmet Deli…Catering Year round…parties, big or small weddings, luncheons, cocktail parties…You name it! Ann and Stephen Cuozzo 910 – 575 – 6759

 PAMPERED CHEF CONSULTANT….Ann Cuozzo@910-287-5469 Or

Place an order, host a cooking demonstration, come to cooking demonstration.


Coastal Mini Storage is a one-stop location for short or long term storage. Mr. Melnichak works at CMS and is a resident of Brunswick Plantation.

CMS features: multi-size self-storage units that provide you with a site wide state-of-the-art video security system; convenient space with free dolly carts –climate controlled or non-climate.Call storage specialsits @ 910-287-5737


Tim Drake: Brunswick resident with Coastal Core Computers.


  • Diagnostics and Repair for both Apple & Window-based systems
  • On-Site training – Tim comes to you: Basic and in-depth; from word processing, email, and web browsing to detailed instruction in programs such as Adobe R Photoshop and hosting your own website. Each training session is tailored around you and your comfort level.              Contact Info: 910-269-1178…910-208-4971 Or


Services include: Custom Window Treatments, bed linens, custom headboards, upholstery, custom built furniture, shades and shutters and more. Donna Stangroom, owner …Phone 910-776-0108 or 888-285-4038

 Shop at for many of your interior decorating needs from art work, lamps, custom [painted bar ware, indoor/outdoor furniture, children’s bedding, wall décor, and the list goes on! There are over 80 item reasonably priced.


            New custom made 2’x2’ wooden sequence boards@ $45 each. If interested…Call: Emily Bonneau @ 910 – 287 – 5508.


Prompt service for hemming, zipper repair, replacement, waistline adjustment, tapering, and mending at reasonable prices. Emily also has an additional inventory of her personally crated capes and jackets made of fleece or upholstery as seen in the most recent BP craft show. Call Emily Bonneau @ 910-287-5508 of more info or appointments.


Alyson, Lakes Resident, is a Paul Mitchell School graduate with six years of experience….Works out of: The Cut Hut in Brunswick Village Square in Shallotte. She will offer Brunswick Plantation residents or their friends on the first visit a 20% discount for any cut, style, color, or other hair services. Please mention this add for the discount. Phone: 910-368-3311


Pam Hunt has recently become a consultant for “Thirty-One” gift products. You can place a order, host a “Thirty-One” party at your home, or attend a “Thirty-One” demonstration. Call: 910-287-6604 or new catalog @


Jerry Gradel relocated to Brunswick Plantation after:

  • 35 years of painting experience
  • Wallpaper removal and wallpapering
  • Pressure Washing
  • Deck Staining
  • Prompt, Courteous professional service
  • Free Estimates

No job is too small…Call: 910-575-4708  Or 267-261-5011


 Shoreline Embroidery – Items of clothing and gifts customized with name or monogram.  * Logos for golf groups, bowling teams, family reunions, etc. More info: Sue Hart @ 910-287-5355


Sparkle into Fall and Winter with the new Lia Sophie Jewelry Line….Lots to choose from and specials for customers and hostesses. Contact: Jeanette Meckling @ 910-575-0498 Or E-mail


There are Notary services available for a normal fee. Contact: Katy McLaughlin @ 910-287-5049


Mailbox and pole light painting …$35 for both…Mac at 910-287-3456


  • New Epson Artison wide-body Professional Photo Printer…Color photos up to 13” x 19”.
  • Prints are $20 each from your digital file on CD,SD Card, or USB Thumb Drive, and are available on gloss or matte paper.
  • Call Ron Harper @ 910-287-3020 or Email


  • Bob and Liz have lived at Brunswick Plantation for 7 years. They have been in the pet business for 15 years. As a couple they provide TLC for your furry friend. If interested: Call 910 – 880 – 0403 Or Cell: 724 – 816-9538


  • Pet sitting services available in Georgetown section of Brunswick Plantation ….By: Marsha Clark @ 910-287-5591

 These are a few of the Services available by the folks at Brunswick Plantation. There are also home services offered by others who have relocated to the Calabash area. For Example:

Don Taylor’s Home Service offers …Complete Home Repair & Handyman Services. Don relocated his business here and is quite busy at Brunswick Plantation…Call: 910 – 880 – 0604 E-mail @

I have found that whenever I need something done, there is someone locally that can fill the bill…Good service at a reasonable price! Service with a Smile…Always!

This may be just one more thing for you to consider as plan for your future at Brunswick Plantation and Golf Resort. Friendly and talented neighbors are abundant at BP! So, If you find that you have “Have Carolina In Your Mind”…Ya’ll come and Join the Fun!

Please “Like” if this blog gives you info in planning for your future in the Sun! We’d also love to hear your ideas for services or activities you may offer or would like to see included at Brunswick Plantation and Golf Resort!


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