Category Archives: Fairfield Harbour

Property Owners raise $2.75 million for purchase of 385 acres, including golf courses

By Gayle Albertini FAIRFIELD HARBOUR – In late December, Fairfield Harbour Property Owners Association purchased 385 acres, collectively known as the Amenities Property, for $2.75 Million from MidSouth Golf LLC – a third party owner since 2000. The acreage consists of Birdland Marina, Shoreline Marina, Harbour Pointe Golf Course, and open space once known as Shoreline Golf Course. In June of 2016 — after lengthy negotiations — MidSouth Golf presented its offer to sell. A community vote, required to purchase the Amenities Property, passed overwhelmingly on August 17…

Decline of golf in America factor in community’s decision

FAIRFIELD HARBOUR – Among the first of its kind in eastern North Carolina, this retirement community is expected to convene Wednesday night, Aug. 17, for a vote to decide if it is prudent to acquire two golf courses – one defunct and another ailing – which lie inside the geographic footprint of the sprawling residential site. Myrtle Beach-based MidSouth Golf owns, and once operated, most of Fairfield Harbor’s ‘amenities’ – a term to describe the pools, tennis courts, common areas, golf courses, and other assorted holdings. The total encompasses some 385 acres and over a mile…

Do you know this thief?

(Click on photo to zoom in) Thursday night, Feb. 11, about 10:30 p.m. surveillance cameras at a convenience store on Broad Creek Road, between Bridgeton and Fairfield Harbour, recorded this image of someone stealing County Compass newspapers. We believe the car is a dark-color Toyota Camry, or similar vehicle. Please call (252) 249-6035 with any information you may have. Callers need not identify themselves.…

Amenity owner’s bankruptcy heats up

Once a valued amenity, the Shoreline golf course and clubhouse are now neglected due to a bankruptcy by MidSouth Golf. (Photo Credit: Simon Lock) FAIRFIELD HARBOUR – As MidSouth Golf’s financial future now depends on a judge’s decision in Federal Bankruptcy Court, so does that of the property owners in Fairfield Harbour. When MidSouth Golf LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in December, 2013, it was yet another phase in an ongoing dispute between the company and Fairfield Harbour. MidSouth bought the Fairfield Harbour recreational amenities, in 2000, it also bought the oblig…

Board blessed candidates win in Fairfield Harbour

By Penny Zibula | Staff Writer FAIRFIELD HARBOUR – Wednesday night, a crowded firehouse of Annual Meeting attendees found out who will fill the three open seats on the Fairfield Harbour Property Owners Association Board of Directors for the next three years. Six candidates ran for the three seats: Three were heavily promoted by the current Board of Directors, while three ran on individual platforms of change and transparency. The candidates: Ken Caviston, Dan Englehaupt, Sharon Henke, Simon Lock, Jim Scallion and Joe Schulties wooed the property owners for several weeks, but, as the co…

Three open seats, six candidates, one question

By Penny Zibula | Staff Writer FAIRFIELD HARBOUR – This year, three seats on Fairfield Harbour’s seven-member Board of Directors are being hotly contested. Sharon Henke is seeking a second term. Joe Schulties is running for the first time, having completed Wayne Smith’s term after his seat was vacated earlier this year. Ken Caviston, Dan Englehaupt, Simon Lock, and Jim Scalion are all new contenders. Following two consecutive terms, Paul Hill is rotating off the board of directors. For the fourth consecutive year, The County Compass has offered each candidate the opportunity…

Parents claim Harassment at School Bus Stop

Emotions Run High When Child Safety is Involved By Penny Zibula | Staff Writer FAIRFIELD HARBOUR – On Wednesday afternoon at 3:15, an unusually large crowd, consisting of five parents, two security guards, two Craven County Deputies, one State Trooper, one Channel 12 News reporter, a County Compass reporter and several onlookers,  was gathered at the school bus stop at Marina and Barkentine Drive in Fairfield Harbour. An incident at the same location Tuesday afternoon brought a long-festering dispute between the group of parents and the Property Owners Association to a head in Co…

Sheriff candidates woo voters in Fairfield Harbour

By Penny Zibula | Staff Writer FAIRFIELD HARBOUR – The four candidates for Craven County Sheriff asked for the confidence and votes of an audience of approximately 40 residents of Fairfield Harbour last week at the community’s Red Sail Park. The forum was organized by the community’s Neighborhood Watch Program, and designed to give voters the opportunity to comparison shop. After each candidate outlined his qualifications, experience and plans, if elected, attendees then asked their questions of the candidates. Chip Hughes and Ernest Thomas are Republicans, vying for the G…

Restaurant achieves new level of Yum

The crew at Fairfield Harbour Food and Spirits, from left: David, Roy, Tina, and Chris of display some of their all-authentic Greek specialties.  (Photo credit: Simon Lock) By Penny Zibula | Staff Writer FAIRFIELD HARBOUR – In August of last year, culinary standards for eastern North Carolina rose considerably with the opening of a new restaurant at Northwest Creek Marina. Fairfield Harbour Food and Spirits is the new kid on the block. This, however, did not stop the ownership team of Roy Simmonds, Chris Manoudakis and Tina Scire from blowing away the competition at the 11th Annual Tast…

Alleged conspiracy lawsuit dismissed

By Larry Knapp, President | Board of Directors | Fairfield Harbour| Special to the County Compass FAIRFIELD HARBOUR — The lawsuit alleging the Fairfield Harbour Property Owners Association, as well as specific named board members, engaged in an illegal conspiracy to purchase the amenities has been dismissed in Craven County Superior Court. After three years and extensive written discovery and depositions, the FHPOA and the individual defendants filed a Motion for Summary Judgment arguing that there were no genuine issues of material fact remaining and that the Plaintiffs’ c…
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