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Old 04-23-2014, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Newport, NC
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We are a retired couple and we'll be moving to Newport area this summer - I have some questions:

Are there any composting facilities in the area? Our home is a new construction and it is my experience that most developers strip the topsoil and sell it.
Anyone have memberships at the local gyms? We saw Snap fitness, Golds, and the Sports center, are there others?
Are there stores in the area that compete with Belks?
Best local golf course? We played Brandywine Bay in mid April and I was not impressed.
What do you think about the Golf Farm?
What services does the town of Newport provide? While our home is not in the city proper, our development is considered within city limits.
We'll be buying a boat with the intention of doing inshore fishing. We need to learn everything about owning and operating a boat. Are there people there who can teach us what we need to know?
Any thoughts on the two Catholic churches, st Egberts and Annunciation?
Do you have any "best kept secrets" you'd be willing to share?
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Old 04-23-2014, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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We are a retired couple and we'll be moving to Newport area this summer - I have some questions:

Are there any composting facilities in the area? Our home is a new construction and it is my experience that most developers strip the topsoil and sell it.
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Are there stores in the area that compete with Belks?
Carteret County has compost available at the Newport transfer station: http://coastalenviron.blogspot.com/2...chase-our.html

You can also buy topsoil or Black Cow (composted manure). BTW, most of the area has sand for soil, so there was no topsoil to strip. Builders will frequently leave lumps of concrete or gravel under the sod. So if your grass is not growing, check what is underneath.

There is no competition for Belks unless you count Target and Kohls. Both of those are in Jacksonville.

Welcome to the area, but I don't have answers to your other questions.
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