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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Sunny days taste best when served in a cone, with coffee, or on wax paper. As you travel throughout Southeastern North Carolina, don’t forget to taste some of the state’s most delicious desserts.


Beaches -n- Cream

3316 Holden Beach Road SW, Supply

(910) 842-7326

Made with milk from local, free-range cows, the ice cream is prepared in small batches but delivers big flavor.


Britt’s Donut Shop

11 Boardwalk, Carolina Beach

(910) 707-0755

It typically opens on weekends starting in late March through Memorial Day. Then from Memorial Day until mid-August they’re open every day. After that, they scale back to just weekend hours (Fridays-Sundays). In late September they close for the season.


Calabash Creamery

9910 Beach Drive, Calabash

(910) 575-1180 •

Often recognized as the standard bearer for ice cream on the NC coast, Calabash Creamery uses fresh, 16 percent butterfat cream to give its sweet treats a richer flavor.


Capt. Bill’s Waterfront Restaurant

701 Evans Street Morehead City

(252) 726-2166

Cool and tart, and with a fluffy topping, lemon pie at Capt. Bill’s Waterfront Restaurant in Morehead City continues to be a hometown favorite.


The Fudgeboat

107 Carolina Beach Avenue N, Carolina Beach

(910) 458-5823 •

The Hagestrom family has been on the island 10 years now, and Duke will be the first to tell you how happy he and his family are here. And those who walk into their shop and try their fudge will be happy that they anchored here, too.


Purple Onion Cafe

4647 Main Street, Shallotte

(910) 755-6071

Try to get to the restaurant by 8 a.m. for the daily debut of the blueberry biscuits! You can catch them right after they’ve come out of the oven — warm, gooey, and covered with icing.


Seaside Cheesecake Dessert Shoppe

1002 Arendell Street, Morehead City

(252) 726-2339 •

The Seaside makes more than 50 cheesecake flavors, along with mini cream puffs, key lime pies, and batches of chocolate chip cookies that sell out daily.


Sugar on Front Street

249 North Front Street, Wilmington

(910) 254-1110 •

Books, coffee, cakes, and conversation — this last stop on your North Carolina dessert tour, like so many of the others, sure feels like home.


All Shops Featured in “Our State” magazine

Photo Credit: The Culinary Taste

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Jill Gunter

Do you have a family that needs a larger home? Are you thinking through the house hunting process, trying to figure out exactly how to do this with your kids? Or, are you trying to sell and concerned about how to keep your house clean, the yard mowed AND make it to soccer practice? I’m in this business because of my family and the goal I have for you is to help you and your family find the home of your current dreams. A little about me…my husband Van works for Wells Fargo and we have two beautiful, well spirited daughters under the age of 9, a spirited son and a golden retriever named Miss Nipper Pearl. My daughters are realtors in training and my oldest can point out features of a home in record time! I’m a proud graduate of Appalachian State University (home of the 3 time national champions) and received my Masters in Public Administration from UNCW. I’m also an alumna of Phi Mu Sorority and am actively involved in both the collegiate and alumnae chapter in the Wilmington area. Volunteering comes naturally to me and I often contribute financially to local nonprofits in honor of my clients and the closing of their new home.

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