10/27/11

Hatteras Island Donations accepted at Surf or Sound Realty

Hatteras Island is a strong community, but is still hurting in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. Many Hatteras Island Food Pantry (run by the Buxton United Methodist Men) supplies that normally sustain the island through the winter have been depleted, going to families that lost everything from the storm.

We are grateful to have many guests and friends from all over that have expressed interest in helping out our community. Surf or Sound Realty’s Avon office is an official drop-off location for the Hatteras Island Food Pantry, as well as Irene’s Giving Tree.

When you walk into our office you will find three boxes. Two boxes are for collections for the Hatteras Island Food Pantry. One is for the Buxton United Methodist Men and the other is for Daisy Troop 4175 from Cape Hatteras Elementary School, also collecting for the Pantry.

Items accepted include: non-perishable food, pet food, toiletries, personal items and cleaning supplies. When making a non-perishable food donation, perhaps try to think in terms of a complete meal – such as a box of spaghetti, a jar of sauce, parmesan cheese, a can of vegetables and a can of fruit. All can be purchased at a dollar store totaling around $5.

Also, if you are vacationing and you have left-over non-perishable food, please do not throw it away. Bring it to our office and place it in our drop-off box. Your donations go a long way through the winter!

Monetary donations are also accepted for the HIFP and can be made by check to United Methodist Men and sent to Hatteras Island Food Pantry at P.O. Box 1591, Buxton, N.C. 27920. Your donation is tax deductible.

The third box in our Avon office is for Irene’s Giving Tree. A couple of students at Cape Hatteras Secondary School with huge hearts decided to start a community service project for families affected by Hurricane Irene. They are collecting Christmas decorations for families that lost theirs in the storm. Ornaments, tree skirts, lights, Christmas Trees, etc. can be placed in our drop-off box in our Avon office. If you would like to mail a donation, the shipping address is: Irene’s Giving Tree, 47468 Hwy 12, Buxton, NC 27920. Monetary donations can be made out to CHSS DECA and mailed to: Irene’s Giving Tree, PO Box 71, Buxton NC 27920.

The Really Really Free Market is also in need and still accepting donations for items. The following is the most recent list of needed/requested items for Hatteras Island residents:

Dish detergent and Laundry Detergent
Diapers and wipes, baby powder
Throw Rugs, Area Rugs (Carpet Remnants)
Non perishable food items, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner fixings and any kind of non-perishable (canned or dried) proteins, and children’s snacks
(Gently Used) furniture, especially beds – refrigerators, stoves **Any homeowners, especially part time property owners, who may be trading out furniture or appliances, please let us know so we can arrange for someone who needs them to use your “tradeouts”
3T Boys Clothing – jackets/sweatshirts, pants, socks
Cat Food/Kitty Littler
Plastic totes with lids
Halloween Candy and small toys for Trick Or Treat / Halloween Costumes
New pillows
Sweatshirts (especially ‘hoodies’)
Christmas Ornaments and Christmas Lights
Boys clothing, size 6 to 18
Basketball shorts, basketball shoes (kids 5-17 years old)
Tools (many tri-village and Avon residents used their tools to make a living, and lost them in the storm)
Bookcases or display racks (for Really Free Market to borrow and return)

SHIPPING ADDRESS FOR DONATIONS OF ‘ITEMS’ for the Really Really Free Market
Hatteras Island Family Medicine
Attn: Alex Hodges
50204 Water Association Road
Frisco, NC 27936

Surf or Sound Realty sends a huge THANK YOU to everyone for their care! Hatteras Island is a loved place and we are lucky to share it with you!


10/21/11

The 2011 Red Drum Fishing Tournament

The third annual Red Drum Fishing tournament is currently being held on Hatteras Island till tomorrow (October 22nd at 4pm). The event is organized by the North Carolina Beach Buggy Association (NCBBA) and is headquartered at Frank and Fran’s tackle shop located in Avon. All proceeds from the tournament will be donated to the Methodist Men’s Hatteras Relief Fund (Buxton, NC) in support of the Hurricane Irene recovery. In addition NCBBA is sponsoring “Toys for Tots” at registration for children of Hatteras Island.

There are 250 fishermen participating in the tournament which started at 12:01am on Thursday (October 20th). There are participants from 15 states ranging from Texas to Massachusetts. On the first day 10 drum were caught and 9 out of those 10 were citation size fish. Matt Burleigh caught the largest drum so far at 50″. A total of 22 drum were caught up to today ranging anywhere from 19″ to 50″. Two anglers caught three drums each so far. No female or junior catches have been reported yet.
Danny Fletcher is leading the blue fish division with his catch being 16.25″ long. George Mood is leading the sea mullet division with a 1lb 6oz catch.
Updates are being made every 6 hours and you can call Frank and Fran’s tackle shop for details at 252-995-4171.


10/13/11

Anglers Are Heading to Hatteras Island to Participate in the 26th Annual Capital City Four Wheelers Surf Fishing Tournament

Surf or Sound Realty is a proud sponsor of the 26th Annual Capital City Four Wheelers Surf Fishing Tournament. The event is taking place in Cape Hatteras October 15th and 16th.

Capital City Four Wheelers, or CCFW, is a family-oriented four wheel drive club in the Richmond, Virginia area that formed in 1983. They hold a number of activities each year. One of their main events is their Surf Fishing Tournament, which they hold in Cape Hatteras, NC during October. It is a fund-raiser event that lets them give back to the community.

Anglers will compete for prize monies in the following categories: Red Drum, Blue Fish, Trout, Flounder, Sea Mullet, Croaker and Spot. Anglers may only win in one category. A prize will also be awarded to the child (12 and under) who catches and weighs in with a CCFW official, the largest fish by weight.

A trash pickup contest will also be held. Every year CCFW asks fishermen and their families to help keep the beaches clean and free from man-made waste. CCFW sponsors a contest where you can win a prize by gathering beach trash in a garbage bag and bringing it to the Trash Station at Ramp 44 or Ramp 34 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 15. Turn in trash, get a ticket! The winning ticket will be drawn at the weigh-in on Sunday, October 16.

Besides the Trash Pickup Contest, there will be a raffle for a custom rod and reel combo to benefit a local Hatteras Island charity. Tickets will be sold during the morning meetings Saturday and Sunday, with the winner to be drawn during the Sunday meeting.

Participants will meet at the Fessenden Center in Buxton at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, and 9:00 a.m. on Sunday. There will be a total of 600 participants. CCFW will allow late registration on a first come, first served basis in the Fessenden Center for anyone wishing to enter the tournament. For more information log onto http://capitalcityfourwheelersrva.com or email Tournamnet@capitalcityfourwheelersrva.com.

Good luck from your Hatteras Island friends at Surf or Sound Realty!

**All photos are via davidaherron.com from the 2010 tournament.


10/10/11

N.C. Hwy 12 to Hatteras Island Reopens at 5:00 p.m. Monday, October 10

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will reopen N.C. Highway 12 at 5:00 p.m., Monday, October 10. NCDOT today announced the reopening of the roadway north of Rodanthe that was damaged during Hurricane Irene.

Guests due to check in with reservations for Rodanthe, Waves or Salvo for the week of 10/8: Please contact us to let us know when you plan to arrive and we will provide check-in procedures for you. Please email our vacation specialists at rent@surforsound.com or call 800-237-1138.

When Highway 12 reopens, the State of Emergency for Hatteras Island will be lifted by Dare County Emergency Management and residents and visitors will be permitted entry to the previously restricted villages of Rodanthe, Waves, and Salvo. There will be no travel restrictions in effect for any portion of Hatteras Island, including Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco, and Hatteras Village.

Motorists are advised that some secondary roads on Hatteras Island may still have storm related debris and should exercise caution. It is recommended that visitors contact their accommodations provider to confirm the availability of their lodging reservation.

Here are some helpful links:

Dare County Emergency Mgmt Bulletins:
http://darenc.com/EmgyMgmt/Alert/index.asp

NCDOT NC-12 Recovery Website:
http://www.ncdot.gov/travel/nc12recovery/default.html

NCDOT Flickr page:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ncdot/sets/72157627547895700/

NCDOT Twitter Feed:
http://twitter.com/#!/ncdot_ncoast


10/6/11

Rodanthe, Waves and Salvo To Open When N.C. 12 Opens

Dare County has announced that the Tri-Villages will open when N.C. 12 opens.

Guests due to check in with reservations for Rodanthe, Waves or Salvo for the week of 10/8: Please contact us to let us know when you plan to arrive and we will provide check-in procedures for you. Please email our vacation specialists at rent@surforsound.com or call 800-237-1138.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has announced that N.C. Highway 12 will reopen no later than Tuesday, October 11.

NCDOT has been working since Hurricane Irene to restore the road following damage that compromised portions of Highway 12 north of Rodanthe. The project’s Resident Engineer, Pablo Hernandez, has stated, “Our hope is to open before then, but right now we are confident work will be complete on or before the 11th.” He added, “We will open the road earlier if we can.”

Once Highway 12 is reopened by NCDOT, there will be no travel restrictions for any portion of Hatteras Island, including Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco, and Hatteras Village. With the reopening of Highway 12, residents and visitors will be permitted entry to the previously restricted villages of Rodanthe, Waves, and Salvo.

It is recommended that visitors contact their accommodations provider to confirm the availability of their lodging reservation. Please email our vacation specialists at rent@surforsound.com or call 800-237-1138.

Here are some helpful links:

Dare County Emergency Mgmt Bulletins:
http://darenc.com/EmgyMgmt/Alert/index.asp

NCDOT NC-12 Recovery Website:
http://www.ncdot.gov/travel/nc12recovery/default.html

NCDOT Flickr page:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ncdot/sets/72157627547895700/

NCDOT Twitter Feed:
http://twitter.com/#!/ncdot_ncoast


10/5/11

The N.C. Department of Transportation Will Reopen N.C. 12 No Later Than Tuesday, Oct. 11

The N.C. Department of Transportation will reopen N.C. 12 no later than Tuesday, Oct. 11 after the road has been closed due to the damage caused by Hurricane Irene in August.

“Our hope is to open before then, but right now we are confident work will be complete on or before the 11th”, said resident engineer Pablo Hernandez. “We will open to road earlier if we can.”

At the Rodanthe breach area, crews completed paving the asphalt base for the road patches south of the mid Pea Island breach and began grading the sand for the roadway embankment leading to the southern end of the bridge.

At the temporary bridge location on Pea Island, crews worked all night and into the early hours to set deck panels at the north end of the bridge after it was completely lowered onto the permanent bridge bearing supports. The southern half of the bridge is in the process of being lowered onto the bearing supports.

Crews still need to install six of the 12 bridge bearing supports, anchor the bridge in place and finish installing deck panels; however, the following items are complete at the temporary bridge location:

Piling: all 82 piles driven.
Sheet Piling Bulkhead: all 726 linear feet installed.
Concrete Footings: all 12 footings poured.
Bridge Truss Spans: all 662 linear feet placed.

Here are some helpful links:

Dare County Emergency Mgmt Bulletins:
http://darenc.com/EmgyMgmt/Alert/index.asp

NCDOT NC-12 Recovery Website:
http://www.ncdot.gov/travel/nc12recovery/default.html

NCDOT Flickr page:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ncdot/sets/72157627547895700/

NCDOT Twitter Feed:
http://twitter.com/#!/ncdot_ncoast