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Homes For Dogs Project

Join Coldwell Banker Spectrum Properties on September 9th, 2017 for our Adopt-A-Thon

Our mission is to not only promote finding homes for people but to promote finding homes for dogs too. We have partnered with to help make our project a success.

Now we need your help!! With the help of Misplaced Mutts, our company will hold our very first Adopt-A-Thon on September 9th, 2017 at our Atlantic Beach location:

515 Atlantic Beach Causeway

10 am to 2 pm

Join Us!

When you stop by the Adopt-A-Thon there will be a lot of ways to contribute to the cause:

Doggie Kissing Booth Fundraiser

Dog House Raffle


and of course… the adorable dogs available for adoption

Donations are also being accepted at our Coldwell Banker Spectrum Properties office every day until the end of the Adopt-A-Thon.

Ideas for your donation:

Monetary donations, Quality Dog Food, Rolls of Linoleum, Paper Towels, Laundry Detergent, Canned Food, Wire Crates, Puppy Pens, Dog Toys, Dog Bowls, Leashes, Collars, Harnesses, Baby Gates, Pee Pads…a lot of them, Dog Treats, Plastic Baby Pools, Bleach, Cleaning Supplies

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See you there!



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Here are a few fun ideas for your time at the beach:

Horses, Hiking, and History- Participate in a guided hiking tour along Shackleford banks and learn about its heritage and wildlife habitat. Shackleford is part of the Cape Lookout National Seashore and is filled with important history that makes our coast unique. There are hundreds of Shackleford horses that are likely to be visible throughout the tour! Not recommended for children under 12. Visit!/68976-shackleford-banks-horses-hiking-and-history   to learn more about making an advanced reservation.


Kayaking the Salt Marsh-  Learn about the importance of our marshes and what purpose they serve to our area through a relaxing kayak tour. This is a great way to explore our local history and see our beautiful marshes. For ages 12 and up. If you are under 18, an adult must accompany you. To make your advanced reservation and read more about the safety instructions visit    The next tours are August 10th and September 8th.


Explore the Rachel Carson Reserve- Our beaches are filled with a ton of unique plants and animals. Go on a guided hike and learn about the various habitats. The next hike will be August 17th. Advanced reservations are required, so check out to save your spot today!




Learn About Our Coast

One of the best ways to learn about our coast is to participate in a fishing tournament in our area. Fishing is one of the many things that makes our area a thriving coastal attraction. This weekend, from July 27th to July 29th, the 29th Annual Band the Billfish Ducks Unlimited Tournament will be taking place. You can register to fish and keep up with the tournament here, or you can go watch the daily meat fish weigh-ins to learn more about our local fish species.

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Our Duke University Marine Lab is holding an Open House on Saturday, July 29th from 1-3 pm. This is a cool opportunity to go behind the scenes of the scientific research happening in our area. Lab demonstrations, touch tanks, videos, and meetings with the scientists will be available to both children and adults! Call 252 504-7535 for more information.


You can learn about astronomy from almost any location, but learning about it while looking over the water is hard to beat. Fort Macon State Park is holding an astronomy program on Thursday, July 27th and Friday, August 11th at 8:30 pm. Use a telescope to find stars and learn more about our universe! Go to to find more events and programs offered at Fort Macon.





Food with a View

Sign up for a Hungry Town Tour on Front Street in Beaufort! Take a tour of Historic Beaufort and stop by the best local restaurants to taste the delicious foods along the way.  After taking one of the Hungry Town Tours, you’ll know exactly where you want to go for your next lunch or dinner outing. There are a lot of tours to choose from whether you want to go by foot, or ride a bike! Go to to schedule your tour today.


Another culinary favorite is Amos Mosquito’s  Restaurant & Bar. You can find a fun, family-friendly atmosphere along with the best service, food, and views- they have it all!! Choose from the local seafood favorites, the famous fried pork-chops, and many other yummy meals. See their website for more information and the full menu!


You can’t leave the Morehead City Waterfront out when you’re looking for Food with a View. Some of the best local seafood and waterfront views are located in this area. Walk along the waterfront before or after your meal to see some of the local sportfishing boats and the fun downtown atmosphere!,-76710933,135&tbm=lcl&tbs=lrf:!2m1!1e2!2m1!1e3!3sEAE,lf:1,lf_ui:9

We hope you have an amazing time at the Crystal Coast!





July 9th- July 16th

The N.C. Aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores is making sharks the main attraction this week! Many activities, crafts, and family-friendly programs will be happening all week to educate the public on the truth behind these often feared creatures. Learning about their ecosystem, the threats they face, and their living habits will help us to better understand the shark population and help keep it safe.

All of the special Shark Week Programs are free after the initial entrance cost. Go identify shark species while also exploring the rest of the interesting creatures the N.C. Aquarium has to offer! Visit for more information.




Happy 4th of July from Spectrum Properties!

Have a fun filled holiday with these Independence Day events:

  • Beaufort Parade: The parade will be held on Front Street in Beaufort at 11 am. Collect some candy and see all of the decorated floats!
  • Live Music: Go on down to Jaycee park to hear The Main Event Band for free! They perform a variety of genres and will be there from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. For more details call 252-726-5083.
  • A Fireworks Cruise on The Crystal Coast Lady will be from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. Get a great view of the fireworks from the water and enjoy the snack bar and beverages.
  • The Morehead City Fireworks will be held at 9 pm. They are shot off from Sugarloaf Island, so get a fantastic view along the waterfront of downtown Morehead or in your boat!
  • The Fireworks on the Beach will be at the Circle in Atlantic Beach at 9 pm. This is another great view to see the fireworks over the water!
  • The Town of Emerald Isle will also have a great Firework Show off Bogue Inlet Pier at 9 pm. Call 252-354-3424 for more information.

We hope you have a great holiday at the beach!





Movie time! 

Free Summer Kids Shows :  Atlantic Station Cinema and Emerald Plantation Cinema are hosting movies from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm for kids all summer long! The snack bar will be open for refreshments. For more details visit or

July 4th and 5th: “A Dog’s Purpose” at Atlantic Station

July 5th: “Sing” at Emerald Plantation

  July 11th and 12th: “The Secret Life of Pets” at Atlantic Station

July 12th: “The Angry Birds Movie” at Emerald Plantation


Come out for Wednesday night movie night at the Circle along the Atlantic Beach Boardwalk for FREE! Bring chairs or a blanket and visit for more information.

This Wednesday, July 5th is a double feature with “Moana” and “Jaws”

Wednesday, July 12th is “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”



Live Entertainment on the Crystal Coast

Mark your calendars for these awesome events:

The 2017 Summer Concert Series is here! Have an evening full of great music at the Dockhouse Park: 500 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516. Bring your family and a lawn chair from 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm on Thursday nights. Here’s the Live Music Line-up for the summer:

June 1 – Scearce & Ketner
June 15 – Now & Then
June 29 – Phantom Boys
July 6 – Scott Arnold and Richard Baas
July 20 – Robert McDuffie
August 3 – Beaufort Blues Project
August 17 – Sulfur Springs String Dippers
August 31 – Jean Jolly


You can’t miss The Crystal Coast Summer Festival! On July 2, 2017 from 4:00 pm- 10:00 pm Big Rock Landing on the Morehead City Waterfront is hosting a live music festival. There will be street vendors, cold beverages, NC local seafood, and beautiful views of our North Carolina sunsets along the water. General Admission tickets are available with a $5 suggested donation and all ages are welcome! For more details on the event and the live performers go to




More Live Entertainment includes the Mad Fiddler and many other live acts at Cru Wine Bar & The Wine Shop located at 120 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC 28516.


Enjoy the live music and always enjoy your time on the Crystal Coast!






Fun Activities in the Area 

Rain or shine… check out these fun indoor activities!


Interested in arts and crafts?

Check out Wine and Design for a relaxing night of painting. There are even kid friendly art programs available! Wine and Design is located at 412 B Evans Street Morehead City, NC 28557- or give them a call at (252) 646-7378 and visit their website at

The Crafty Attic is another great option for walk in arts and crafts. Choose your own pottery to paint or do glass fusion, mosaics, wood paintings, or canvas paintings! Visit for more information on the events they have coming up.



Gaming on a whole new level:

The New Battle Works Tactical Laser Tag located at 1010 W. Fort Macon Rd. Atlantic Beach, NC has been a big hit! Join a team or bring your own team of 12 for a live gaming experience in a laser tag virtual reality. For more information visit or the facebook page


Experience our new Game On Escape Rooms in Morehead City for another fun live gaming experience. Get “locked” in the room you choose and find your way out in 60 minutes by finding clues. Visit  or the facebook page for more information!




The 59th Annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

June 9th-17th, 2017

Join the action at one of the largest fishing tournaments in the country!


On Saturday June 10th, the lady anglers had their fun in the 20th Annual Keli Wagner Lady Angler Tournament:

  • The 1st Place Billfish Release was DELTA DAWN
  • The 2nd Place Billfish Release was FULL PULL
  • The 3rd Place Billfish Release was REEL QUICK
  • The 1st Place Dolphin & Winner Take All Dolphin was SENSATION
  • The 1st Place Wahoo was SNOWKIDZ
  • The 1st Place Tuna was RELEASE


There are 177 boats fishing the tournament this week!! The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament participants fish 4 out of 6 days from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm from Monday, June 12th to Saturday, June 17th.

Get updates on tournament hookups, releases, and weigh ins through LIVE video, audio, and page updates at the Big Rock Website or SHOP the merchandise. Also visit the Facebook page at The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament for additional information.

Go down to the Morehead City Waterfront daily to see the game fish (and maybe a BLUE MARLIN) get weighed in at the weigh station and walk downtown to see the shops and restaurants. The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament STORE is located at 710 Evans St, Morehead City, NC 28557 where you will also see the weigh station and Blue Marlin Fountain Sculpture with all of the previous winners engraved along the tiles!