Birding on Wrightsville Beach

Quiet Beauty Surrounds Us Personal observations and bird images of Wilmington photographer capture international and state-wide attention. By: Karen A. Pennington Wilmington resident and professional photographer Jeffrey P. Karnes is making quite a splash with his impactful bird and nature photography. Jeff’s work has been recognized by the National Audubon Society as one of 15 [...]

2018-07-05T15:51:41+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Community, Environment, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Speak the Language of Flowers

Discover the perfect flower for your Mother! Although this flower guide was created specifically for Mother's Day, the mother-nature inspired gift guide can apply to anyone in your life who needs a flower power boost! Step 1: Find out your mother’s favorite color. Step 2: Take note of the flower guide below. Step 3: [...]

2018-04-10T14:24:44+00:00April 10th, 2018|Community, Environment|0 Comments

The 2018 Beach Renourishment Project

Like many coastal communities, Wrightsville Beach invests in beach renourishment programs about every four years. They replace sand washed away by storms, protect oceanfront property, and support their largest industry, tourism. Beach renourishment is a part of Wrightsville Beach's shoreline engineering. Every four years or so, this process of reckoning [...]

2018-03-03T17:14:03+00:00February 20th, 2018|Community, Environment, Healthy Lifestyle|0 Comments

Birding Tour: Wrightsville Beach

Cormorants, Great Cormorants, Terns, Gulls, Loons, Gannets, a Jaeger. Seen in a half day birding expedition on the major birding points in Wrightsville Beach: Masonboro Inlet on the South End, Mason's Inlet on the North End, and Johnnie Mercer's Pier in between. It's a small beach, just one road. You can make your way [...]

2018-02-01T22:41:16+00:00January 30th, 2018|Community, Environment|0 Comments

Time to Take a Stand on Offshore Drilling

KEEPING AN EYE ON OUR WATERS Time to Take a Stand on Offshore Drilling By: Feletia Lee, Environmental Coordinator Blockade Runner Beach Resort For everyone who enjoys a vacation at the coast, now is the time to sit up and take notice that things at your favorite beach are about to change. Our [...]

2018-01-09T19:04:44+00:00January 8th, 2018|Community, Environment|0 Comments

Seven Art and the Bloom Events; Now to Choose!

With Art and the Bloom this year, our resort will host seven different special events, from workshops to book signings to demonstrations! Individual tickets are available for each event, but if you can't choose just one, look into the all-inclusive package. Start January with art and blooms. BOOK ROOM ALL-INCLUSIVE PACKAGE [...]

2018-01-02T20:16:53+00:00December 23rd, 2017|Community|0 Comments

Blockade Runner Beach Resort: A Brief History of Grounds and Property

Our surf to sound property and grounds are imbued with a history of Hospitality - they have been host to a beachfront resort hotel for over 100 years! From the Seashore Hotel of the early 20th century and the Ocean Terrace Hotel of the roaring 20s through the post war 50s, Blockade Runner Beach [...]

2017-10-27T17:21:02+00:00October 26th, 2017|Community|0 Comments

Employee of the Month: August 2017

Employee of the Month: August 2017 Name: Kevin Kennedy Department: Interior Design Assistant Home Town: Kinston, NC What makes the Blockade Runner Beach Resort special to you? I like that it's a small resort and has a family atmosphere. What is your favorite thing to do in Wrightsville Beach? Cappuccino at [...]

2017-08-30T21:02:54+00:00August 30th, 2017|Community, People|0 Comments