Shorts

by Staff
April 2019

Resurrection Sunday plus Egg Hunt

On Resurrection Sunday, April 21, in and around Wrightsville Beach there are five opportunities to attend oceanfront sunrise services. Some will draw large crowds. It is best to arrive early and dress for cool weather.

Beach chairs and blankets are suggested.

Wrightsville Beach Community: Little Chapel on the Boardwalk Presbyterian Church, Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church, St. Andrew's On-the-Sound Episcopal Church, St. Therese Catholic Church and Wrightsville Beach Baptist Church are all participating in some part of the ceremony. This sunrise service begins at 6:15 a.m. at Wrightsville Beach Oxford Street Access No. 19. Immediately afterwards Little Chapel on the Boardwalk, at the corner of North Lumina Avenue and Fayetteville Street, hosts coffee and donuts, open to all.

North Pointe Community Church Sunrise Service 7 a.m. Beach strand, south side of Crystal Pier

Church of the Servant Sunrise Service 6:30 a.m. Beach strand, access No. 4, North Ridge Lane

Grace Baptist Church Sunrise Service 6 a.m. Beach strand, access No. 8, north of the Holiday Inn

First Presbyterian Sunrise Service 6:30 a.m. Beach strand, access No. 34, north of the Oceanic and Crystal Pier

Egg Hunt Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m. Wrightsville Beach Baptist Church annual Resurrection Egg Hunt, Wrightsville Beach Park


Traveling On

A 1958 cottage-style Wrightsville Beach house that had been elevated was moved Sunday, February 17, 2019 to the River Road area of Wilmington, beginning at sunrise. The house at 726 South Lumina Avenue was sold and moved off Wrightsville Beach through Wilmington, being delivered by the house movers to 618 Green Valley Drive, a residential neighborhood south of Capeside, off Carolina Beach Road and River Road just before Snow's Cut, where it will be repurposed.

The heated, approximately 1,040-square-foot-home, located on the southwest corner of South Lumina and Wright Street, was sold in May 2018 by James C. Baker for $737,000 to Wright Street neighbor Guy Williams, Wiggins Builders. The location will see a builder's spec home constructed on the lot, says Ronnie Hunt. Realtors Hardee Hunt and Williams represented the buyer and sellers in the sale.

The property, with a tax-appraised value of $796,000, had seen just two previous sales. The property was first purchased August 1, 1977 for $24,500, then sold again August 1, 1983 for $57,000.


Facelift

Months of nomadic practices and scattered game sites are over for the Cape Fear Sea Devils. Cape Fear Community College's men's and women's basketball teams now have an expanded and renovated space to call home.

The Joe and Barbara Schwartz Center just underwent a major makeover with a 6,000 square-foot expansion, a project lasting a little over a year and costing nearly $4.3 million. The center opened its doors in October 2000 as a 15,000 square-foot space. With this year's grand opening, the Sea Devils have now returned to their home court with a brand new floor, scoreboard, weight room, training room, three new locker rooms, referee locker rooms, bleachers and more.

The space will be used by CFCC's successful men and women's basketball teams, which were both nationally ranked even while their home court was unavailable, as well as for physical education classes.

 


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