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These are places we like to eat.

This is a great place to eat or have a drink on the waterfront in Beaufort, NC. It's a bar and restaurant overlooking Town Creek and the ICW, Intracoastal Waterway.

The Toucan Grill and Fresh Bar at Oriental Marina is a great place to eat or have a drink overlooking the towndocks in Oriental, NC. It's a bar and restaurant on the harbor and just off the ICW, Intracoastal Waterway.

The SandBar is part of the Tiki Bar and is a great place to eat or have a drink on the waterfront in Beaufort, NC. It's a bar and restaurant overlooking Town Creek and the ICW, Intracoastal Waterway.

These are some really great writing friends of ours.

If you're looking for books about Wilmington, books about Jews in the South and books of light verse, then you should visit Susan Block's web site. Susan is all about southern living on the beach in the Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach area.

Southern heritage, historical fiction and down home southern cooking is the recipe that has made Carolyn Rawls Booth successful.

You may remember Tom Neale from his Cruising World days. Now he's an editor for Soundings and contributing writer for PassageMaker magazine.

Ellyn Bache is an award-winning author of six novels (including Safe Passage, which became a Susan Sarandon feature film), a short story collection that won the Willa Cather Fiction Prize, a nonfiction journal about refugees, and two books for young people.

Hard Aground with Eddie Jones- is a collection of cruising and boating essays offering a "stuck up" look at the underside of cruising and the frustrations we "land-cuffed" sailors experience when our plans for coastal exploration and tropical destinations run aground on the shoals of family, finances and failing health.

Eddie's latest book, Hard Aground - Again, is a humorous Christian devotion with a nautical theme based on Biblical principles. Take a peek inside to learn more.

Swirling Eddies & CURRENTS keeps you informed of the events that are reshaping the "coast" of living in North Carolina.

Carolyn Corbett is a freelance writer and editor with over a dozen years of experience. She spent five years cruising the Bahamas and east coast of the United States aboard a sailboat ~ conducting surveys, interviewing fellow cruisers, and writing articles for national boating publications.

Pat Patterson is an Instructor at Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, NC, and an EMT-Paramedic with fourteen years of experience in Durham, NC. He is an agented author working on his third book in his Medic 7 series. His main character deals with two real life problems: drugs and gang violence in the inner cities of America. Check it out!

Sheila's passion for creative writing is impressive. As a free-lance author she has developed and written several historical romance novels, an autobiographical devotional book dealing with personal loss and tragedy, and a number of children's stories.

In Pill Hill- Growing up with the Mayo Clinic, author Helen Masson Copeland, daughter of the distinguished Mayo Clinic surgeon, Dr. James C. Masson, shares her memories of growing up in the shadow of the famed clinic during its early years. This is a wonderful book about the history of the Mayo brothers, Charles and William.

Ellyn Bache's first novel, Safe Passage, is about a family back home waiting to hear the fate of a son at the site of a terrorist bombing, was later made into a film starring Susan Sarandon and Sam Shepard. Since then, she has written six other novels for adults, including Riggs Park, which helped launch Harlequin's NEXT line of mainstream fiction in 2005, and Daughters of the Sea, which was a Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Best Book of the Year Award nominee. With her late husband, Terry, she authored a teen novel, Takedown, under the pen name E.M.J. Benjamin -- a story about a high school wrestler with epilepsy that was a Foreword Magazine Best Book of the Year finalist. Ellyn has also written a nonfiction journal about sponsoring Vietnamese refugees, and one children's picture book, Daddy and the Pink Flash, which was illustrated by artist Carole Tornatore. We like her writing and dog!

Winoca Press is a regional book publisher in Wilmington that features books with the distinctive flavor of North Carolina

We like to shop here.

AviaPrints.com was created to offer the aviation photography of Charles H. Stites, an internationally known photographer specializing in air-to-air images. As an active and long-time pilot, Charles understands the special requirements of close formation flight, and uses that knowledge to work with many of aviationís premier pilots to capture striking views of aircraft and pilots both significant and unique.

Executives Cutting Edge is an upscale men's dress suite merchant in Raleigh, North Carolina. We like the way they make us look good!

East Coast Wear offers a line of casual Christian clothing that we think even our Lord would have worn had it been available in 30 A.D. East Coast Wear encourages everyone to "Be the Light," to be yourself and do it with style.

Pete Driscoll enjoys creating works of art using scrimshaw, an ancient mariner craft that used to entertain bored sailors. Pete engraves such subjects as landmark buildings, animals, calendar keys, and musical instruments

Diamond Men's Wear we are committed to excellence and serves the high end, dress needs of Amway, Quixtar and Alticor staff.

When we head to the coast we try to stop at these businesses and shops.

Paddle Pamlico provides kayakers with the best in kayaking equipment. The best gear, best service and an expertise that can help make your paddle experience the best. Stop by their store in Oriental, North Carolina and let them show you kayaking the way it was meant to be.

Ocean Outfitters of Southport carries a complete line of sea going attire from Columbia and Woolrich to Sperry. They sell the highest quality of outdoor clothing to ensure your fishing, sailing and diving adventures meet the demands of the elements. Their store carries not only the smell of the sea on our shelves but the lure of the tropics on our racks and hangers.

Town Creek Marina is located in Beaufort, just over the draw bridge from Morehead City, NC and 1-Ĺ miles from the inlet at ST mile 202. Their onsite services and amenities include: Full-service boat yard, Dockage, New boat sales, Brokerage, Restaurant, Dry stack storage. If you are selling your vessel, you can depend on their expert staff to get it sold quickly. They are members of BUCNet, Yachtworld, and Marinesource as well as other multi-listing services. You can be assured your boat will receive maximum exposure to the market. They can take care of the entire selling process in-house. If you're shopping for a new boat, you'll definitely want to stop in and look at their new line of Carolina Classic, Edgewater and World Class Catamaran power boats.

Marsha's Cottage, located in a beautiful 1930s Sears-Roebuck bungalow, features distinctive, casually elegant sportswear and accessories for all seasons. Owner Marsha Paplham carries only those name brands known for outstanding quality and visual impact, and invites shoppers to stop by to experience the difference. Hours are seasonal, so be sure to call ahead.

Oriental Village Veterinary Hospital is a full-service veterinary hospital where your petís well-being is the most important thing. Dr. Sherri Hicks and her staff are committed to giving your pet the highest level of care. At Oriental Village Veterinary Hospital, pets get the best of both worlds. Sherri is an experienced veterinarian who can do surgeries on premises. At the same time, she can give your pet the individualized attention thatís part of life in our small town.

Brunswick Business Center is conveniently located between Ocean Isle and Sunset Beach. They offer professional management services for property owner associations, condo associations, non-profits, volunteer groups, individuals, families and businesses. They are an approved UPS Agency and can ship everything from letters to lounge chairs with our computer generated tracking system. Their Internet Connect© service provides clients with high speed access via DSL. They make large format copies up to 32X40 and offer meter mail, and bulk mail programs for our customers. They can also design, develop and deploy your web site.

There are numerous cruising publications that claim to cover the Southeastern U.S. coast but only Watermark Publishing's Claiborne Young delivers the description, detail and format that takes the stress out of navigating. Their guides address themselves to one relatively small, specific area. This "narrow and deep" format allows them to make a comprehensive, ultra-detailed presentation of all data important to cruising skippers. The ICW receives complete coverage, but no more than ALL other navigable coastal waters. Best of all, their guides carry NO advertising whatsoever.

Cape Lookout Yacht Sales and Charters is located at 711 Broad Street, across the road from the Circle 10 Art Gallery. They sell new Rosborough and Mariner Trawler Yachts. They are also Oriental's only trawler yacht charter business. We wish we had one of their boats!

Come to Whittaker Creek marina and enjoy the unique and beautiful playground called The Carolina Out Islands! They're located in Oriental, the Sailing Capital of North Carolina. From their docks you can charter a sailboat for a bareboat ride up the Neuse River, down the ICW to Beaufort and Morehead City or out into the Pamlico Sound. That's their front yard.

Harbor Specialties lovely shops specialize in nautical sportswear and accessories such as Tilley hats, Hadley pottery, Sperry deck shoes, Vera Bradley Bags, Henri Lloyd rain gear, Tervis tumblers, Aqua Puff bags, nautical code flags, and a large selection of hats and caps.

The Old Theater at the corner of Broad and Church Streets in Oriental first opened as a movie theater in 1945. It attracted patrons from throughout Pamlico County, many of them using the then-existent train service for their journey. Now it hosts plays, musicals and concerts.

Core Creek Marine, LLC located at 1501 Sensation Weigh in the Jarrett Bay Marine Park just outside of Beaufort, NC 28516, is a full service boat yard. They offer; L50 and 220 Ton Travel lifts for Vessels 30Ft. in Beam Width, Dry Storage With Electricity, Water and Compressed Air, Carpentry, Machine and Welding Shops On Site, Sand Blasting and Painting, Major Engine and Transmission Dealers on Site, Fiberglass Repairs, Rigging and Hardware, Crane Service on Site and Electrical and Mechanical Repairs

The Salty Southeast Cruiser's Net is a great way for boaters to keep abreast of the changing tides along the ICW, Intra coastal Waterway (same thing, we know but not everyone does) and the shifting shoals of the Gulf Coast. It's an online gathering hole discussing the changes in water depths, and alterations of aids to navigation and channels are of paramount importance, info about new or changed marinas (and anchorages), a really good (or bad) restaurant convenient to dockside dining, or even a new shore side attraction convenient to cruisers, is also fair game.

We have a ton of real estate and building buddies!

Randall Shirley is a native of Raleigh and has been in the construction business since 1980. A recipient of numerous awards and accolades, Randall attributes his success to "attitude, accessibility and service." Randall uses repeat subcontractors on all jobs: "They respect what I inspect, therefore I know the quality level of the work before it is done."

Enjoy this one bedroom condominium at Sapphire Beach in St. Thomas, with magnificent views of the marina, yachts on the ocean and neighboring islands right from your own private balcony. Sapphire Village is a half mile from Red Hook, the marine center of St. Thomas US Virgin Islands. Cheap rental rates in off season.

For more than 40 years, Diazit Company, Inc. has been the leading manufacturer of quality OEM products, specializing in the design and manufacture of Backlit Scrolling Motion and Static Signage and Displays. They also continue to be the world's leading manufacturer of Diazo and Pressure Diazo Blueprint Copy Machines, Vertical Files, and Plan Filing Systems.

Apex Marble and Granite, Inc is a fabricator of granite & DuPont Zodiaq countertops. They are a family owned and operated business servicing the Raleigh and Research Triangle cabinet and countertop needs. They are a DuPont Zodiaq and granite fabricator and currently offer Jim Bishop cabinetry.

Adams First is a leading provider of real estate valuations for the mortgage lending marketplace. With many years of experience in the business, we have a proven track record of reducing time, effort and costs in managing the appraisal process.

Elizabeth's 'local knowledge' of the Oriental and Pamlico County area, plus her love for the Neuse River and the Pamlico Sound, makes her the ideal host to help you "Sea" Your Dreams Come True!

Pamlico Homes is your "home port" for real estate, investment property and homes for sale in Oriental NC and Pamlico County. Jennie Adkins can help you find that perfect home on the water or nestled along the pines of North Carolina's Pamlico County paradise.

Larry Gwaltney shares his love of Oriental, Pamlico County and New Bern, North Carolina with those seeking a little solitude in a super sized culture. Meet Larry once, and he'll remember your name. Test him on it, try to stump him if you can. Chances are, you won't, but if you do, he'll buy you a cup of coffee at The Bean.

Absolute Stone has served the Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Apex area for over ten years providing quality stone installation to fine homes and businesses. Absolute Stone is pleased to offer a "one stop" shop for all your countertop and cabinet needs. Because our staff provides both fabrication AND installation there is no finger pointing. We remain on the job until you are completely satisfied. We are here to serve your needs from custom design and product selection to installation. We can also guide you through the care and maintenance of your investment. At Absolute Stone we have built a reputation for partnering with customers to make sure your are complete satisfied with your purchase. Absolute Stone - Our reputation is rock solid.

Stella's promise to you My goal is to listen hard, search diligently and find a home within your budget that meets ALL your needs. My promise is to make home buying fun, exciting and satisfying again! - Stella.

Darrell Wiard and Nancy Crain, are part of Willis-Smith, Coldwell Banker real estate and your team at INNER BANKS REAL ESTATE. They have over 30 years expeirence selling and sailing the waters of Pamlico County. "Sea" how they can help you navigate the Inner Banks of North Carolina.

New Bern Century 21's office is conveniently located at 1904 C S. Glenburnie Rd. In addition to New Bern, Angela Mills, a New Bern Century 21 agent, provides service for commercial/business sales, residential, building lots and acreage, and property management for the Tri-County area encompassed by Craven, Jones, and Pamlico counties. Angela is a former Broker for Kinston Realty Group and was licensed in 1991. As anative of North Carolina, she resides in the Trenton area. Angela is very active in the Real Estate Profession and provides services for Craven, Carteret, Jones and Lenoir counties.

Just friends or ours.

Ascella Vega is a rock band out of Raleigh that loves to play the college circuit.

Marine Insurance House specializes in all aspects of the Marine and Maritime Insurance needs of their clients as well as habitational resort properties. From boat and yacht insurance to Jones Act and USL & H, resort condominiums and developers, marinas and boat brokers we provide our clients with the best in service and coverage at the most competitive cost. From inland risks to coastal risks we have a full compliment of companies to work with and the expertise to assist our clients in all areas.

David Hartley has been in law enforcement most of his adult life. He attended law school while in his forties, and immediately went into the practice of law working for the Eleventh Judicial District, District Attorney. In 1993 he went into private practice, and has practiced in Lillington, North Carolina since then.

The Extra Special Super Kids program recognizes three types of children - the achievers, the troubled and the uncommitted. Achievers make the honor roll, the troubled are considered "problem children" with no potential. The uncommitted can go either way. They are the children who, if given a chance, may become achievers. This is a great program for helping those kids who are bright, hard working and dedicated but need a helping hand making it to the next level of higher educaiton.

Rain Forest International is a one-stop site for creating value - from fully finished products to supportive R&D, knowledge management and beyond. Let RNI provide you with a sustainable competitive position.

In the 21st Century knowledge and creativity are critical for maintaining a competitive edge. The specialists at Santerra Pharmaceuticals can provide you the means to create value in the information age.

Double Data is your complete one-stop shop for all your corporate identity needs. They can manage the production and duplication of your message across all the major media spectrums including; Print, CD/DVD, Web and Graphics. They're located at 10501 Ligon Mill Rd., Suite 110, in Wake Forest, NC.

wEBB & FLOW is an Internet and Print Marketing Communications firm that designs, hosts and maintains your web presense. They can help raise the tide of your business by creating marketing materials and a web presence that is current with today's business demands.

It is the mission of Able Flight to provide flight training scholarships for people with disabilities, offering them the opportunity to realize their full potential through the challenge and freedom of flying.

Award winning builder David P. Camacho and his team of professionals offer a hands on, personalized building experience. David is a skilled craftsman with years of experience and a reputation for offering complete construction services at the highest levels of professionalism and integrity.

The ReCipģ, Reciprocating Water Technologies, is an effective wastewater treatment process Developed, Patented, and Trademarked by the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) Environmental Research Center. This natural, environmentally friendly alternative wastewater treatment system may be used for Domestic (municipal, rural, homeowners, developers, no-perk soils, etc), Animal (swine, poultry, fisheries, dairy, etc.), and Industrial (contaminants, explosives, acid and alkaline leachates, and other redox-specific reactions, etc) applications.

The vintage china, mosaic garden benches and garden stones are hand crafted, one of a kind art pieces created by Linda Solby at Water's End Studio located on the Inner Banks of North Carolina. Pieces of fine china (often found in antique stores) and highly reflective glass are combined to form a medley of fine design. Sharp edges are dremeled to perfection reflecting the sunlight and leaving the surface smooth to the touch. Because the benches and stones weather well outdoors and the beauty endures, these mosaics are the perfect way to memorialize a loved one. Each bench or garden stone is custom designed after discussion with the client customer. The bench or stone is an artistic piece dedicated to the one you love and therefore is a reflective expression of this person who is so dear to your heart. A garden stone or bench is a beautiful way to celebrate memories. Personal items can be incorporated making the design very special.

You've found us. That's the most important thing. Now you can learn more about Myocarditis and Giant Cell Myocarditis. The information contained in this Web site will provide a broad understanding of this rare disease of the heart, what you should be doing now, and where you can find support. Your journey is just beginning. The Myocarditis Foundation is here to help.

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Spotted Dog Bakery was founded by two friends, Lisa and Donna, because of their shared passion for the well-being and protection of animals.  One of the most evident aspects of the Pet Food industry today is that there are very few commercially available, high-grade, healthy pet treats on the market for the normal consumer.  With this in mind, and having the experience of owning and caring for dogs with extreme allergies to food and the environment, they decided the best way to provide for their own pets was to make them treats at home

 
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