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  • PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend

    PetSmart is holding its national adoption event May 2-4 under the tent in the PetSmart parking lot. Several adoption groups will be on hand. The goal is to save 125 lives. We will be having free Pet Expressions and free pet training evaluations, along with several information booths. Please come out and join us and help up find life long loving homes for homeless pets.
  • Older brown dog with blue collar found wandering in the Anchors Bend neighborhood on 3.27.2014. He is safe and sound at the model home, located at 7437 Songbird Ct. Call 910-821-0224
  • Vandelism on Masons Landing Road
    New house under construction has been vandalized two weekends in a row. Will offer reward for information leading to capturing the culprits.
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  • Guy (Gus) Ramsden
    I wanted to say thankyou to the people of Wilmington, where my cousin Guy lived for 25 years before his sad passing a few months ago.
    I have unfortunate news that Guys mother , my Auntie Connie also has passed away , yesterday (mon 28th Jan) after a long stay in hospital after being very ill.
    Guy is now re-united with both his parents and all will be sadly missed. Again thankyou Wilmington for holding Guy in your hearts for as long as he lived in your wonderful city and I send my love and thanks to you from across the pond.
  • Boat Access
    Does anyone know if there are any boat ramps accessible off Middle Sound Loop Road? Thanks for the help!
  • Long Term Care Costs
    The rising cost of confinement in nursing homes is a growing concern amongst seniors and baby boomers. These facilities can exhaust your life savings in months. We have information on ways to cover these expenses without the high dollar cost of traditional long term care insurance. Please email with your contact email for free information.
  • Flag Footballers get ready! The North Carolina Flag Football Union (NCFFU™) has arrived! This 'NFL' - style super League, featuring 9 regions of teams will have more flag football action than you can shake a stick at ... Fun and fierce both on-and-off the field ... the NCFFU™ will be light-years ahead of the times. Just check out the official website at http://www.ncffu.org! Individual Free Agent and Team Registrations Currently Being Accepted!
    We'll see you on the field!
  • Stolen Frosty the Snowman
    Can't believe that someone would steal my huge frost the snowman infalatable in broad day light out of my front yard!! So...sad! This isn 't a material thing to me.this is a special Christmas memories x 10 years!After my husband died 10 years ago a special,dear friend with his wife started putting up the 8 to foot, Frosty decorating my house with spotlight & wreaths,anonymously.Nearly 5 years later I caught them in the act of putting him up,neaver ,ever letting on to me other friends neighbors kept it a secret! How awesome the whole block was iluminated with his glow & his huge smile.Which, replaced many (tears ,mine & family's) with smiles thru out the years.Now,alas,someone stole my joy!(How sad that people can be so cruel,thoughtless) ,when others are so special. That surprize was from Rick & janice Catlin(special ,caring,giving thoughtful people,my friends) !I hope you all will watch out for the vanishing Frosty(the sheriffs description is as follows; 8 to 10 feet inflatable frosty with carrot for a nose,Top hat with multi, tri colored scarf about his chunky neck ,buttons for eyes & down his front,with a gold ,candy cane in his right hand,held high!Please bring him back,he is soreley missed(as are the memories he brings)!!!
  • Here is a lot of medium maternity pants and one pair of medium maternity shorts, all top name brands! Must go so make an offer! I will have other maternity clothes available soon so if you don't see what you're looking for let me know and I can send you additional pics and info of other clothes coming available within the next day or two! Email me at Lwasie01@hotmail.com anytime. Thanks so much!
  • What happened to the Middle Sound Loop 'A Coastal Community' sign?
    When they put in the traffic circle someone removed The Middle Sound Loop 'A Coastal Community'. Is there a way to put it back up?
  • One of the biggest shows to hit Wilmington in 2011! Comedians Matt Ward and John McQueen join forces once again for nearly two hours of comedy and the recording of Matt's debut CD 'Glamorous'.

    Don't miss a truly raw uncut look at comedy from two of Wilmington's long time comedic sons!
  • The U.S. Fire Administration reports clothes dryer fires account for about 15,600 structure fires, 15 deaths and 400 injuries annually. The leading factor contributing to ignition for dryer fires is the failure to properly clean and maintain the dryer vent.

    Fires can occur when lint builds up in the dryer or in the exhaust duct. Lint is highly combustible and can block the flow of air, causing excessive heat build-up and result in a fire.

    Clogged or partially clogged dryer vents can also result in increased operating costs with longer drying times. This will also cause premature failure of components of the dryer. Overheating can also cause unneccessary wear and tear on clothing.

    SYMPTOMS OF A CLOGGED DRYER VENT:

    Longer drying cycles.
    Excessive moisture in the laundry room.
    Clothes too hot to touch.
    Excessive heat on the top of the dryer chassis.
    Excessive moisture in the drum.
    Backdraft damper not opening with dryer running.


    Joe Baldwin
    Dryer Vent Services
    910-264-4211
  • The Loop Zoning
    FYI: there was only a few of us at the rezoning meeting last wk. at the
    county commissioners meeting and as you know, they past the heavier zoning.
    the traffic was the biggest concern and they have determined that 47 town
    homes have less traffic than 28 homes. there was another traffic crash at
    market and wendover yesterday. they keep coming. with the lack of the number
    of loopers at the meeting, we have to assume that people here don't think
    its a problem. when the loop gets built out, we'll have to be much more
    patient at the light on market. its the longest light in the county and they
    said at the cc meeting that theres nothing they can do about it now, its
    tied to the traffic at military and market. from my perspective, its sad to
    see the lack of involvement by loop residents on some important matters. my
    wish list ---- please don't litter and please use turn signals
  • EDZD comes to Middle Sound
    The NHC County Commissioners have approved 47 town homes for the 9.9 acres at 611 Middle Sound Loop Rd.
  • Annexation
    See these links about The City annexing Ogden and a related public meeting Tuesday August 10, 2010.
    http://www.ci.wilmington.nc.us/Home/News/tabid/429/ItemID/508/View/Details/Default.aspx
  • Roundabout
    Just noticed on the community spot someone asking about the construction near the school. It will be a roundabout/traffic circle just like the one down Porter’s Neck Road & the Ogden VFD road. Hopefully it will be larger since a tractor trailer tied up traffic at Porter’s Neck circle for a couple of hours one day.

    If the folks in Emerald Forest think they have traffic cutting through now I’d think it will more than double once the roundabout is completed. Folks that do not want to use the circle will go out through Emerald Forest – Oysterpoint Road. Not exactly sure what roads they are off Wendover.

    My only hope is they finish prior to folks dropping off their children for school or during events at the school. So much of the off road parking will be eliminated.

    Marie
  • middle sound road construction
    Im trying to figure out what in the world they plan on doing by this middle sound loop road construction. im not sure where i could find out but if anyone know let me know. its such a inconvience as of right now..
  • MSL stickers
    Where can you find the MLS green auto decals?
  • Confirmed Rabies Case MSL
    A confirmed case of a rabid raccoon and interaction with a dog occurred on May 2nd off MSL. Be careful of unusual acting animals and be sure to have your pets vaccinated for rabies.
  • Our family cat Grady, disappeared 14APR10 from our home on 420 Wendover LN. If you see him, please give me a call at 910-228-9845. Grady is gray in color, has a long slender body, long hair and a long coat.
  • Kayak Launch
    There is supposed to be a kayak launch @ the new Middle Sound park (or whatever they name it if/when it opens) off Dunbar Rd (accessed via 2nd driveway on left?) whenever the county gets around to finishing and opening the park. It was supposed to have opened a good while ago, but then the economy / budget happened. I believe that it is county property- just no place to park right now.
  • High Density on Middle Sound
    Yes, The 'High Density Minded Planning Board' got EDZD approved for all remaining land in the County. So, what is so 'Extraordinary' about this 35 to 80 unit change? Ask all your Commissioners to explain it, because the planning board can't.
  • canoe/kayak launches
    I have heard that there are now or will be multiple places to launch a kayak or canoe on the loop. Can anyone shed any light on this?
  • HELP! - High Density on MSLR
    April 1st will be the meeting for the EDZD proposal on the 611 MSLR property (9.93 acres). We need to have a large turnout of MSLR residents to show our opposition to allow MSLR to become rezoned to a HIGH DENSITY community. The meeting will be held downtown in the Old County Courthouse Assembly Room, 24 N. 3rd St. @ 5:30pm. The letter was ONLY sent to contiguous property owners in a ploy to keep everyone else in the dark so they can pass the EDZD in our community. If you love traffic EDZD is what you want, if you love the rural community we have (what is left of it) then you should attend the meeting and become educated on this topic.

    Thanks for your support
  • Rezone to 80units for 10acres???
    The 9.93 acre lot adjacent to Emerald Forrest is zoned R-15 (33units). Now, Wilshire Management Group, (WMG), has applied for redistricting it to EDZD (80 units). A notice was placed (no envelope/stamp) in my mailbox, (2/16/2010), a day before a meeting was to take place run by WMG to inform the community. They are calling it 'Middle Sound Village' at 611 Middle Sound Loop Rd.

    I was wondering if anyone has heard an update on this.

    I also wonder how many mailboxes actually received this informative notice.
  • Lost Dog
    On Tues. Nov 23 our male tan hound escaped the underground fence and has not come home, When he left he had on a blue collar with a fence monitor and a name tag. His name is Lucky Bo. He is very friendly. As of Tues. had not been picked up be Animal Control. Angela, 524-7334 Robby 524-8381
  • Lost on Tues. Nov. 23. See previous post
  • New MS homes districted to Castle Hayne Elementary
    If I am not mistaken, elementary-school aged children of anyone who builds a new home in any MS subdivision are districted to Castle Hayne Elementary as Ogden Elementary is already the biggest elementary school in NHC.
  • NHCo Zoning Ordinance Amendment
    Is there an organized response to the preposed zoning ordinance amendment? This involves increasing density and may very well affect the Middlesound Loop parcel that was formerly a mobile home park. Public hearing is Monday, Novembe 2nd at approximately 6:55 PM. The Loop cannot sustain any more traffic than is presently generated.
  • Redistricting Of Middle Sound Community
    For those that may be interested , as of right now The New Hanover County Board has Middle Sound Loop going to a school in Castle Hayne community which is approximately 13 miles from Middle Sound when we have two Middle School closer Being Trask and Noble. I am adamant in keeping the community of Middle Sound together and going to a closer neighborhood school. Several reasons: One, being the distance, which is 3 times greater to travel to Castle Hayne Community when they can go to Noble, which is 3.4 miles away. Secondly, the time it would take to and from school riding on a bus. Third, Castle Hayne is not our community nor our neighborhood. Fourth, and maybe not an argument to most but is for me is the history of Ogden as a community.

    Ogden (Middle Sound) has an enriching history on how the community developed. I personally would like to keep it together as a community and go to a neighbor hood school. Let me give you a brief background on Middle Sound so you might see why I am so passionate about keeping Middle Sound at Noble.

    Prior to World War II there were train stations that lined up and down Market Street going to New Bern; in the Middle Sound area, the station was called Seven Mile Post. Passenger service stopped prior to World War II. Ogden or referred to as Middle Sound has been around since before World War II with fewer than 15 families .Roads were made from crushed rocks and carriage and horse and maybe a few cars used the loop. Actually, the oldest house is the one on Dunbar Road/ Middle Sound which was built 1830.In 1890 a Middle Sound landowner gave an acre of land to erect a one room school which is now the current site of Ogden School. In 1950, the village of Middle Sound was officially adopted by state road commissioner. Neighborhood started developing after World War II after people left the Suburbs one being El Ogden. A large area of Queens Point was a cypress pond. There is an old cemetery tucked away in the woods at Brandywine dates back 1700. The second oldest home is located on Pages Creek built in 1899. In the 1950’s there were fewer than a dozen houses in Middles Sound. The open fields were cultivated in peanuts, sweet potatoes and vegetables gardens. In 1960’, Middle Sound grew to about 500 homes at which time Noble Middle School opened its door 1969 to accommodate this growth.
    As you can see the village of Middle, Sound has been apart of this community for over 100 years and part of Noble for 40 years. The New Hanover Board even considers Middle Sound Loop a Community.
  • New Neighbor
    Just moved in to Stoneybrook. I am a Retirement Benefits Specialist and would appreciate helping you review your Life Insurance. I want to make sure you are saving money with the new rates and not paying too much on the old rates. Can also help with your IRAs and 401ks!
  • High Density Zoning coming to Middle Sound?
    RE: Conditional Rezoning Request by Wilshire Management Group to conditionally rezone approximately 9.93 acres at 611 Middle Sound Loop Road from R-15 residential district to CD(R-10) conditional district for the purpose of increasing residential density. The site is classified as Watershed Resource Protection on the 2006 CAMA Land Classification Map. Planning Board Meeting Thursday September 3rd at the New Hanover County Courthouse (corner of third and Princess Street) at 5:30. ITEM # 2 (Z - 897)

    Traffic flow into and out of Middle Sound is limited to three access paths. Two of these three access paths (Red Cedar/Hawk Road/Covil Farm Road and Oyster Lane/Darden Road/Wendover) are residential neighborhoods without sidewalks or bike paths and are barely able to handle the amounts of traffic we have at the present time. These are established residential neighborhoods which can not safely handle any additional traffic.

    Ogden Elementary School is a great neighborhood school and a center point of Middle Sound. Unfortunately the location of the school creates a bottle neck which is highly susceptible to traffic overloading. The Round About, which was promised years ago and which is still not built, will not reduce the number of cars on our roads - only low density zoning will reduce the number of cars on our already overburdened streets. The Round About will distribute cars better and will make for a safer intersection but it faces the very real possibility of being shut down (during high flow periods) from overloading if large numbers of cars are backed up at the Ogden/Market Street light.

    The only sustainable type of development for Middle Sound that actually decreases the number of cars on our streets is low density zoning - zoning which is already in place thanks to the efforts of Middle Sound residents in 1988. We need bike paths, sidewalks, and green space , not unsafe and congested roads resulting from this proposed high density development in Middle Sound.

    Without side walks, bike paths, and adequate roadways in place before these density increases are allowed, we create dangerous neighborhoods.

    In 2006 this same property was rezoned for the same developer from R 20 to R 15. Now the developer is asking to re zone from R 15 to R 10. R 20 (citizen created) zoning would have allowed 19 residential units generating 171 car trips/day. R 15 (re zoned 2006) would have allowed 25 residential units generating 225 car trips/day. R 10 (re, re zoned) will allow 33 residential units generating 297 car trips/day.

    IF you live on Oyster Lane, Wendover or Hawk Road: These daily trip numbers, when multiplied over the course of a single year, mean thousands of more cars on our residential street.
    The traffic likely to be generated by this rezoning request is totally contrary to our existing Middle Sound Plan and will significantly degrade Middle Sound’s existing quality of life as well as public safety.
  • Looking for Plumber Recommendation
    I am looking for a plumber recommendation to do our sewer new connect. If anyone has gone through this and has any recommendations then please let me know. adam_shay at hotmail.com
  • Thanks for your support on the issue!
    To all those who scorned me for my opinion on the Cannady's Marina issue...thanks for your understanding. You all must be waterfront owners....good for you! You obviously can not and will not see this from a mothers point of view...maybe I should have left the 'skipping rocks' part out....I would never allow my child to throw rocks at a boat or any other personal property...we were simply walking our dog and trying to enjoy a beautiful day. I am sorry if I upset anyone and I guess I will just have to deal with it. Once again...thanks for at least TRYING to see it from my point of view and its comforting to know that you are all my neighbors...:(
  • piano lessons
    Shout out! My son wants to learn how to play the piano. Is there anyone on the loop road that teaches? Let me know!
  • Multi-Use Path Meeting
    THE TIME HAS COME ! ! ! ! DO YOU WANTA MULTI-USE PATH for Middle Sound Loop to Military Cutoff?
    Let your voice be heard !


    Tuesday, May 12 5:30 - 7:00 PM
    Ogden Elementary School


    Let's pack the school and show our support for the path!
    Tell ALL of your neighbors.

    The last plan for our area was developed in 1987.
    A whole lot has changed out here since then.

    Our county government wants our input.
    Let's not let them down.


    Details below:

    If you have any questions, you can call a member of the Getting Connected Steering Committee...

    Peg Schroeder 910-805-5807

    Bret Russell 910-508-3569

    Michael Bassano 910-443-5141

    Adam Shay 910-617-0349

    Lorann Hellens

    Ed Mondello

    www.gettingconnected.org


    Middle Sound/Ogden...Future Directions


    New Hanover County Planning Staff will be presenting an evaluation of the 1987 Middle Sound/Ogden...Future Directions Community Plan. Staff will discuss how the plan was implemented and will receive comments about changes that have occurred in the area.

    Staff will also be prepared to hear what the residents wish to see in the future in Middle Sound.

    Results of this meeting will help guide the department's future planning efforts.


    For More Information, Contact the New Hanover County Planning Department at 798-7165 and ask to speak to either Dorothy or Sam. The Middle Sound Plan is available for review on the Planning Department web page at http://www.nhcgov.com/AgnAndDpt/PLNG/Pages/MiddleSound.aspx



  • Mulit-Use Path
    THE TIME HAS COME ! ! ! !
    DO YOU WANTA MULTI-USE PATH for
    Middle Sound Loop to Military Cutoff?
    Let your voice be heard !
    Tuesday, May 12, 5:30 - 7:00 PM Ogden Elementary School
    Let's pack the school and show our support for the path!
    Tell ALL of your neighbors. The last plan for our area was developed in 1987.
    A whole lot has changed out here since then.
    Our county government wants our input.
    If you have any questions, you can call a member of the Getting Connected Steering Committee...
    Peg Schroeder 910-805-5807 , Bret Russell 910-508-3569,
    Michael Bassano 910-443-5141, Adam Shay 910-617-0349
    www.gettingconnected.org
    New Hanover County Planning Staff will be presenting an evaluation of the 1987 Middle Sound/Ogden...Future Directions Community Plan. Staff will discuss how the plan was implemented and will receive comments about changes that have occurred in the area.
    Staff will also be prepared to hear what the residents wish to see in the future in Middle Sound.
    Results of this meeting will help guide the department's future planning efforts.
    For More Information, Contact the New Hanover County Planning Department at
    798-7165 and ask to speak to either Dorothy or Sam. The Middle Sound Plan is available for review on the Planning Department web page at http://www.nhcgov.com/AgnAndDpt/PLNG/Pages/MiddleSound.aspx

  • Lost African Grey parrot
    Answers to 'Yogi.' He is gray with a red tail. Please call 256-9459 or 200-4511 if you see him.
  • Lost Dog
    Lost Dog
    We found this little fellow on the Loop Road this afternoon (4/26). See photo. I'm sure that he would really like to come home today. 620-1672
  • We found this little fellow on the Loop Road this afternoon (4/26). See photo. I'm sure that he would really like to come home today. 620-1672
  • Enjoying the water
    I live in Queen's Point. I would love to ride my bike down the road and stop off to enjoy the water. Is there anywhere you can do this?? I just want to sit and lay in the sun or just sit and relax and enjoy our neighborhood. I heard in the future a trail will be constructed for access for kayaks and canoes. Anyone else heard of this? Thanks! Happy summer.
  • cat trapping
    someone on pages creek rd is trapping neighborhood, family owned cats. They are taking them to animal control, on Division Drive. It is their right to do this, by NHCounty ordinance, running at large. I feel this is inhumane and needs to be stopped. This distresses me because these cats are domesticated, inoculated with shots, and friendly.
    Signed,
    Distressed
  • StampClub/Scrapbooking
    Interested in joining a Stamp Club. Stampclub members meet monthly to learn new techniques and projects. There is a minimum purchase and each member gets to be a hostess one of the month's earning lots of free gift's. Great way to meet new people and make friends.
    Contact me at ldsmith204@yahoo.com
  • YARD SALE
    214 East Bedford in Queens Point. Saturday, April 11th from 8am-noon. Ladies clothes and household items. No early birds please!
  • Share Your Thoughts....
    Share your thoughts on the proposed Middle Sound Village... See the link from Star News


    http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20100731/ARTICLES/100739945
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