Coastal Living News and Events 7.16

 Shallotte River Swamp Park

5550 Watts Road    Ocean Isle Beach           910-687-6100

  Ziplineth (19)

  • Longest and tallest course on the coast.
  • 2-21/2 Hours of fun zipping around.
  • 10 Zipline stations.
  • 3 Bridges.
  • More that 1.25 miles of cable lines.
  • $79.00 per person


Aerial Adventureth (18)

  • 53 Different challenge elements.
  • 3 Levels of difficulty.
  • Something for everyone.
  • Adventure Park ticket lasts for 2 hours.
  • $48.00 (18 and up) $42.00 (12-17) $32.00 (7-11) $22.00(4-6)



Swamp Boat Eco-Tourth (17)

  • The tour takes place on the Shallotte River Swamp.
  • Close up look at the natural environment.
  • Who knows George Washington possibly used the Shallotte River  Swamp  in 1791.
  • The tour is 50 minutes.
  • $29.00 per person

                                                                                                    Who’s ready to try?



13393932_610018229164004_5921580384723663450_nWhat’s for Dinner?

Ready to check out the Grillin Crab?

  • 4812 Main Street  Shallotte, NC
  • 910-754-8700
  • Monday-Thursday 11:00 am-9:00 pm
  • Friday-Saturday 11:00 am-10:00 pm
  • Beautiful sunsets over looking the Shallotte  River
  • Covered waterfront deck with views of the river and marshes
  •  The menu offers so many choices from Southern Coastal Fare,Seafood,Sandwiches ,Steaks.
  • Grab a seat around the fire pit and enjoy the view.

Order some Prince Edward Island Blue Mussels to start with,along with the   Po Boy Oyster Sandwich was so good!

Head on in to Shallotte, cross over the bridge and take a right!Enjoy your visit and let us know what you thought about the restaurant!


                                                        North Carolina Lighthouse Series

              Old Baldy

th (11) Old Baldy is the oldest standing lighthouse in North Carolina,located on the original site for 189 years.The purpose of the lighthouse was to mark the entrance of the Cape Fear River for the maritime sailors.In the early days of 1817  the lighthouse was built of soft red bricks and covered with stucco.Every 2 years Old Baldy was whitewashed till it was deactivated in 1935.Thru the years the stucco has fallen and patched back to give it the quilt patch look.

Old Baldy:

  • 108 steps
  • 5 landings
  • A ladder in the lanthorn
  • 110 feet tall
  • Walls 5 inches thick at the base
  • 1 Door
  • 6 Windows
  •  Old Baldy’s 200th Birthday will be Celebrated in 2017
  • 5 Minute walk from ferry
  • Rent a bike or golf cart, or enjoy a walk.
  • Museum at the Keepers Cottage
  • Old Baldy is located on Bald Head Island and is accessible by passenger ferry from Deep Point Marina located at 1301 Ferry Rd Southport, NC
  • Ferries leave on the hour.Follow signs for passenger parking.
  • Ferry rates round trip $22.00 per Adults(13 and up), $11.00 for Youths(ages 3 and up) Children under 2 free.
  • Lighthouse  entrance is $6.00 for Adults(13 and up) $3.00 for Youths ,Children under 2 free.
  • Summer Hours: Monday-Saturday 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am- 5:00 pm. No tickets sold after 4:30 pm
  • Historic Tour Packages 910-457-5003 ext 4

Grab your camera , walking shoes and enjoy the Adventure!



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IRS Scam Continues Throughout Brunswick County
Residents of Brunswick County continue to be harassed by the IRS Phone Scam.  The scammer, impersonating an IRS agent, calls an individual and claims that the individual owes money to the IRS.   Many times these calls are aggressive or threatening.  They will threaten law enforcement or court action, license revocation, and other frightening scenarios.  Scammers go so far as to alter their caller ID numbers to make it appear as though the IRS or another agency is calling. They provide fake ID badge numbers and often times will be able to provide personal information about the individual such as their name or address in order to appear official.  All of this to persuade the individual into making a bogus payment, many times via a prepaid debit card or wire transfer, and conning them out of hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars.
Please be vigilant in protecting yourself and loved ones against this scam.  According to the IRS’s website, the IRS will never:
•    Call to demand immediate payment, nor will the agency call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill.
•    Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe.
•    Require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card.
•    Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
•    Threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.

The IRS also advises not give out any information and to hang up immediately if you receive one of these calls.  They advise those who do receive a call to contact Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) to report the call so that they can have a record of it in their data base.  Calls can be reported via their website at or call 800-366-4484.  The IRS also advises to report the call to the Federal Trade Commission via their website at  Residents may also contact the Sheriff’s Office at 910-253-2777 and speak to someone in our Financial Crimes division if they are unsure of what they need to do.  It is best to report the call immediately.
Again, please contact family, friends and neighbors in our community who may not be aware and help us keep others from becoming victimized by these thieves.

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