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Monthly Archives: October 2013

The National Flood Insurance Program in North Carolina

THE NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM (NFIP) IN NORTH CAROLINA THE ORIGINS OF NFIP The National Flood Insurance Program in North Carolina, as well as essentially all other states, is changing dramatically and everyone affected by these changes should be taking note. The US Congress provided the groundwork for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) with […]

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The Bunyan Volunteer Fire Department in Washington, NC

THE BUNYAN VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT IN WASHINGTON, NC The Bunyan Volunteer Fire Department in Washington, NC is one of the most professionally run organizations with which I have ever had the pleasure to be associated. As a younger man, I had the opportunity to join this fire department in the mid-1980s and continue to fondly […]

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Park Boat Company Powersports in Washington, NC

PARK BOAT COMPANY POWERSPORTS IN WASHINGTON, NC The roots of what is now Park Boat Company Powersports in Washington, NC can be traced back to modest beginnings in the late 1940s on Runyan Creek in Washington Park. A small business was established at the foot of the Runyan Creek Bridge, which was dedicated solely to […]

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Property Taxes in Beaufort County and Washington, NC

PROPERTY TAXES IN BEAUFORT COUNTY AND WASHINGTON, NC ALL PROPERTY TAX SYSTEMS ARE NOT THE SAME! As a REALTOR® in Washington, NC, I am often asked to explain the nuances of property taxes in Beaufort County and Washington, NC. As clients from other areas of the country explain their current property tax procedures, it is […]

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The Washington Yacht and Country Club

The Washington Yacht and Country Club In Washington, NC A Design for Tomorrowland: Please excuse the Disney reference in the above heading but, at first glance of the clubhouse at the Washington Yacht and Country Club in Washington, NC, you realize that its design was probably way ahead of its time when it was built. […]

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Music in the Streets in Washington, NC

MUSIC IN THE STREETS IN WASHINGTON, NC Everyone Loves A Street Dance! Wouldn’t it be fun to live in a small town where the city officials blocked off main street on one Friday night per month for a FREE street dance?  Well, if you happen to live in or around Washington, NC, you probably know […]

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Smoke on the Water in Washington, NC

Smoke on the Water in Washington, NC When the phrase “Smoke on the Water” is mentioned, many will immediately think of the iconic guitar riffs in the early 1970s song by the same name.  Most of us old enough to remember the song might not remember the band but those first notes on the guitar […]

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