All posts by carla@nc12realty.com


Volunteers by Diane Lea

Here comes the good news we’ve been waiting for after almost three weeks of depressing video clips showing residences, buildings, cars, trees and docks damaged by tsunami-like waters flowing over Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands. The Island Free Press announced that two of the most heralded events of the annual Day at the Docks celebration will […]


Day at the Docks by Diane Lea

With the advent of hurricane season, it’s time to celebrate the hardy nature of those of us who live on and visit glorious Hatteras Island. No event epitomizes the fortitude and creativity of the residents of our lovely island home more than the Day at the Docks festivities, scheduled this year for Friday, September 14 […]




Red Drum Tackle Shop by Diane Lea

It is now 15 years since Island master builder Archibald Morse raised our beloved Sand Box in Buxton. Archibald now lives and builds in Wilmington, but we treasure those 30 years of experience that building on Hatteras Island gave to Archibald and, by extension, to our modest project. As we look around, we are grateful […]



Home Staging by Jen Bell

An echoing statement that I frequently hear when taking buyers out to look at property is, “I love this home’s layout and location, but it is so outdated. I’m not interested in tackling a project like this.” Sometimes a home’s décor is outdated, sometimes it is the kitchen and bathrooms that need a facelift, and […]



Team Jeffrey Fundraiser

Community is defined as a unified body of individuals with common interests. That definition describes perfectly the support that was shown on Saturday, January 12th. A group of local islanders came together to plan an event in memory of their friend, Jeffrey Quidley. The common goal behind this event was to celebrate Jeffrey and raise […]