River Dunes selected as one of Top 25 Marinas in North America
Oriental, NC – December 16, 2014 – The December issue of Power and Motoryacht Magazine featured their list of the top 25 marinas in North America that included only two North Carolina destinations. River Dunes, located minutes from the Intracoastal Waterway near Oriental NC, was selected by the editors as one of the top 25. The magazine reached out to its readers, friends on social media and Marinalife, its “partner in cruising”, to create the list of the best places to tie up in North America, based on actual boaters’ experiences.
Also rated a five-star marina by the readers of ActiveCaptain.com and voted 2013 Best Customer Service Marina by Marinalife readers, River Dunes Marina and Harbor Club are located at Mile Marker 173, just off the ICW, convenient to the Outer Banks and Crystal Coast of North Carolina.
The state-of-the-art marina offers floating docks within a protected 28 acre inland basin harbor with high speed fuel and other conveniences. Transient and leased slips are available.
World-class harbor amenities include a private club with casual and fine dining, pool, spas, Har-tru tennis courts, fitness facility, bicycles, canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, guest boater facilities with steam showers and laundry, and harborside guest cottages.
An un-named reader who provided an endorsement for River Dunes’ inclusion in the list stated, “I have visited most marinas between Annapolis and Hilton Head, and this marina is the crown jewel.”
Oriental Dinghy Club enjoys Lunch and Annual Meeting at River Dunes
Members of the Oriental Dinghy Club held their Annual Meeting at River Dunes Harbor Club today. They enjoyed a lunch that featured Chef's Beef Brisket, German Potato Salad and Tomato Bisque along with various other sides and a dessert display.
The Harbor Club is a wonderful place to hold a meeting, corporate retreat, or special event. Call 252-249-0253 for more information.
2014 Property Owners Annual Homecoming Weekend
Mother Nature graced us with a beautiful sunny weekend for the festivities of the River Dunes Property Owners Association Homecoming Weekend and Annual Meeting. Owners enjoyed the warm weather on the deck of the Ura's waterfront home at a Welcome Picnic that kicked off the weekend's activities.
Saturday morning started bright and early with a tennis round robin, followed by a light breakfast on the Harbor Club Sun Porch. At 10:00, the Annual POA meeting was called to order and featured introductions, a recap of 2013 highlights and discussion of on-going and up-coming POA projects. Immediately following the meeting, lunch was served al fresco at the Duttry home in the Oyster Point neighborhood.
One of the highlights of the weekend was a presentation by Chief Al Spruill and SW Pamlico VFD members at the newly constructed Fire Sub-Station on Orchard Creek Road, just across from the entrance to River Dunes. Six River Dunes residents have already volunteered to serve with the VFD, a great start to our own Firefighter of the Month calendar!
Saturday afternoon activities included clay shooting on the riverside, an art show, rides on our restored 1948 Core Sounder "Miss Grace", and, a surprise activity - tours of the property by helicopter.
One of our owners took this amazing shot of the Harbor Club from the air! Thanks for sharing it.
Another highlight of the weekend was a Wine and Cheese, held at the Wild home and sponsored by The Red Rickshaw and Watermark Custom Homes of NC.
On Sunday morning, the weekend wrapped up with breakfast at the Harbor Club, a simple non-denominational Chapel service, and mimosas at the Huffines home, sponsored by Cindy Huffines Interior Design - complete with River Dunes frosted sugar cookies!
A good time was had by all this weekend; and it's hard to imagine how we'll top it next year. But we promise to be back next fall with more great food, good times, and fond memories made with new and old friends.
Oriental gets the Nod from Garden & Gun
River Dunes near neighbor Oriental, the sailing capital of North Carolina, recently received recognition from Garden & Gun magazine as #2 in its list of Southern Dream Towns. We couldn't agree more! There is nothing finer that the Carolina coast - great weather, excellent boating and a very laid-back lifestyle.
The invitation is always open to stay at one of our Guest Cottages at River Dunes and explore all the great things we offer in this area. Call us to make reservations for a visit this fall. We can be reached at 800-975-9565 or 252-249-0253.
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River Dunes donates to Pamlico Historical Association & Museum
The Pamlico County Chamber of Commerce’s June Business After Hours was co-hosted by River Dunes and Beasley Broadcasting Group at the Harbor Club at River Dunes. Chamber members enjoyed a social hour, followed by an informational presentation on Digital Marketing services provided by Beasley and the awarding of “2014 Best Marina Community” to River Dunes by RealEsateScorecard.com, a website that ranks communities in the Southeast and Caribbean based on owner and visitor input and commentary.
A highlight of the evening was a silent auction and raffle benefitting the Pamlico County Historical Association. The event raised over $1000 for the Historical Association and the Pamlico County History Museum, located in Grantsboro. Present at the check presentation were (l to r): Joyce Schwimm, Executive Director of the Pamlico Chamber of Commerce; Pat Prescott, Director the Historical Association; Ed Mitchell, River Dunes; and Brent Stowe, Past President of the Historical Association.
River Dunes Officially Opens Tennis Courts
River Dunes owners celebrated the official opening of two new Har-tru tennis courts today with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The owners jointly cut the ribbon and toasted the first of many good times to be had!
The group also enjoyed champagne and strawberries in honor of the Wimbledon finals this weekend.
One of the owners gave a brief run-down on the proper shoes and etiquette for playing on clay. All in all, it was a great day for tennis in England and at River Dunes.
Welcome Home to River Dunes, Bad Influence!
Friday afternoon, a small but enthusiastic group gathered on C Dock to welcome a new boat - Bad Influence - to her home at River Dunes. The captain brought her in flawlessly, and a little celebratory champagne was enjoyed by all as she settled into her new home.
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A sign from this weekend's wedding expresses exactly how we feel about River Dunes!
Leukemia Cup Regatta is Underway at River Dunes
The fourth annual Leukemia Cup Regatta got off to a flawless start on Friday evening with the Captain's Reception. Registered boat captains, sponsors and special guests enjoyed heavy hors d'oeuvres, sponsored by Watermark Custom Homes of North Carolina and The Red Rickshaw. Live music was provided by Bob Laverty. The evening was perfect for a poolside celebration, and guests enjoyed themselves as they prepared for the racing on Saturday.
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Saturday morning, events kicked off with a breakfast, followed by Skipper's Meeting and the First Warning Signal at noon. In the meantime, the auction committee was hard at work preparing for the live and silent auctions, part of the Saturday evening Shoreside Celebration that featured dinner by the Chelsea and dancing to the sounds of Black and Blue.
Business After Hours and Award Presentation
In spite of a thunderstorm that popped up unexpectedly and moved the festivities indoors, Business After Hours at River Dunes drew a good crowd of local business owners and residents. The event was co-sponsored by the Pamlico Chamber of Commerce, Beasley Broadcasting and River Dunes.
A raffle and silent auction held during the event benefitted the Pamlico County Historical Association.
Beasley Broadcasting gave a presentation on digital marketing for local business owners.
A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the 2014 "Best Boating Community" Award to River Dunes by Margie Casey of RealEstateScorecard.com. River Dunes owners and staff were on hand to accept the award, which is based largely on input from property owners. Casey gave River Dunes owners high praise for their community outreach and involvement.
Tennis Courts Nearing Completion!
The new Har-tru tennis courts at River Dunes will be ready for play on Memorial Day Weekend! We'll be Cutting the Ribbon to mark the official opening at 2:00 on Saturday, May 24th. Join us as we celebrate another amenity added to the community. Dust off those racquets for some Round Robins!
Fire Sub-Station Work Nearing Completion
The pace of work on the new sub-station for SE Pamlico VFD, located on Orchard Creek Road, has stepped up over the past few weeks. It won't be long now before the bays will be ready for equipment. The new sub-station will provide all the residents of the community of Pamlico and surrounding areas with emergency fire and rescue services. More photos will follow as the structure draws closer to completion.
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