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Wilmington: The Best City in North Carolina

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Have you ever thought “Wow, Wilmington is the best city in North Carolina?”. Well, you were right! A recent study found that Wilmington is the favorite city in North Carolina.

Public Policy Polling, a national polling company, conducted the study with 953 North Carolinians to determine their preferences on various topics, including barbecue, basketball, doughnuts, and the state song. Last time the study was conducted five years ago, Wilmington and Raleigh tied for first place with a 67% favorability rating. This year however Wilmington won with 69%, followed by Raleigh with 62%, then Asheville, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Cary, Greenville, Durham, Fayetteville, and Carrboro coming in last.

Wilmington received such a high favorability rating because there is so much to offer. There is the beach, river, Intracoastal Waterway, shopping centers, a rich history, amazing restaurants, and friendly people. Wilmington is an exciting, welcoming town and great place to live.

 

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Real Estate Under Trump; What to Expect

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Landfall Realty will hold its Annual Real Estate Forum hosted by General Manager, Ken Kirkman, tomorrow at 5:00pm at the Country Club of Landfall. The forum will discuss real estate under President Trump and what to expect. Please come meet our newest broker, Kelli Lazzaro, and enjoy beer, wine, and cheese provided by Landfall Realty and Karen Davis of First Bank. All property owners and club members are welcome to attend. We hope to see you there!

Landfall Realty General Manager, Ken Kirkman, speaking at last years annual real estate forum

 

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UNCW Seahawks Basketball

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The UNCW Seahawks Men’s Basketball team has been on fire this season with 20 wins out of 23 games played so far!

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington basketball team has had a thrilling season with upsets, buzzer beater wins, and records being broken. Two weeks ago in the home game against Drexel, sophomore forward Devontae Cacok broke two rebounding records. Junior Chris Flemmings, another dominating player on the team, was the recipient of the team award, Outstanding Offensive Player, last year. This young team has a lot of talent, and under the direction of Head Coach Kevin Keatts the Seahawks are having one of their best seasons ever.

The Seahawks’ next game is tonight at home in Trask Coliseum against the Charleston Cougars, who also boast a winning record. The two rival teams will be determined to win as both are currently first and second place in the Colonial Athletic Association. Come out and support your local team in what is sure to be an exciting game!

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Celebrity Chef Attends Fundraiser at the Country Club of Landfall

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Celebrity Chef, Giada De Laurentiis, was at the Country Club of Landfall last Friday for a Breakfast and Lunch Fundraiser. The Fundraiser benefitted the Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington, which is a Charter School that is designed to help girls from 6th grade thru 12th grade become first generation college students.

On Friday, over 600 attendees came out to support the cause and meet Giada De Laurentiis. Giada has ties to the area from her grandfather, director Dino De Laurentiis, who built the Screen Gem Studios in Wilmington in 1984.

For the hungry attendees, De Laurentiis’ lunch menu consisted of faro and kale salad, roasted chicken cacciatore, and polenta cake. In addition to the breakfast and lunch there was a silent auction. Overall the event raised an impressive $400,000 for the Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington!

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Kelli Lazzaro: Landfall Realty’s Newest Agent

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Landfall Realty is thrilled to announce Kelli Lazzaro has joined our sales team!

After 15 years as Membership Director at the Country Club of Landfall, Kelli is making the smooth transition into real estate. Landfall residents know Kelli for being energetic, hard-working and results-driven, which are the same traits that will create success in her new sales role at Landfall Realty.

Welcome Kelli!

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Robert Burns Supper

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This Saturday it’s the Annual Robert Burns Supper at the Country Club of Landfall. The event is held in honor of Robert Burns, a renowned Scottish bard, famous for his songs and poems, including “Auld Lang Syne”.

Guests are sure to have a great time at this exciting and unique party sponsored by the Scottish Society of Wilmington. There will be Scottish-inspired and Gaelic music, dancing, door prizes, toasts, bagpipes, a silent auction, and plenty of drinks. The dinner menu also incorporates the Scottish theme with a choice of roast land, seared salmon, or beef sirloin, which are served with Scotch broth soup and warm apple bread pudding.

The birthday celebration for Robert Burns begins at 6:00pm. The dress code for the event is Scottish attire, black tie, or business suit. This event, the largest fundraiser of the year for the Scottish Society of Wilmington, is sure to be a fun night!

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9th Annual Cold Stroke Classic

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Its time for the 9th Annual Cold Stroke Classic! This popular stand up paddle boarding competition takes place at Wrightsville Beach this Saturday. Starting at 10:00am, the race featuring two different courses, and multiple divisions begins. There is the 3.5 mile Short Course and the 7 mile Long Course. The race starts at the Blockade Runner and paddle around Harbor Island, with Long Course competitors paddling around the island twice.

There are over $6,000 of cash prizes, which will be awarded to the winners from multiple divisions. Additional proceeds from the event go to Nourish NC, an organization that helps feed 668 children every weekend who would otherwise go hungry.

Come out Saturday morning and enjoy the excitement of hundreds of stand up paddle boarders competing for the cash purse!

The Intracoastal Waterway at Wrightsville Beach where competitors will compete

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Father-Daughter Snow Ball

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This Saturday night is the Annual Father-Daughter Snow Ball at the Country Club of Landfall! Fathers and daughters get to enjoy a night out with dinner
 and lots of dancing. Everyone is dressed to impress in their formal attire, and will have a chance to take plenty of pictures with the Photo Booth at the event. The event lasts from 6:00pm until 9:00pm and dinner will be served at 7:00pm. For the fathers there is a beef tenderloin meal, and for the daughters, a chicken tender meal. To sign up for this exciting event call (910) 256-8411.

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Drysdale Sports Center Renovations

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The Country Club of Landfall recently started some exciting renovations! The Drysdale Sports Center, which encompasses the work out center, tennis courts, pool, and café, is undergoing major changes. When finished the work out center will have a movement/yoga room, spinning classroom, golf plaza, tennis pro shop, youth ace tennis center, gym with pressweights, aerobics rooms, and include the grill and seating area. The pool area is being redone and will have new infrastructure.

Demolition began in September and is now finished. This means construction will move quickly and the new structures will start going up soon. The pool, pool equipment building, pool bathhouse, and kid’s pool is scheduled to open before the completion of the fitness center.

More great news is that the project is currently on schedule. Check back monthly for updates on the renovations!

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Featured Listing

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1720 Fontenay Place listed for $455,000

This home has the best new kitchen in Pembroke. An elegant home that features beautiful cherry floors and includes rooms of Travertine marble. The den/study is larger than in most of these condominium homes, and features more windows due to the end unit position. Choose between either first or second floor master bedrooms. This home is very sophisticated with its appliances and floorplan. Located in the front of Landfall this home is within walking distance to the Country Club of Landfall pool, tennis courts, and fitness center.

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