Lockwood Folly has it All

Just like people, there are a few areas of Brunswick County that got it all wshrimpboathen it comes to looks. Natural beauty is something that speaks to us internally. Not everyone has it...not every place has it...but it grabs you right away. Lockwood Folly is one of those special places. It's one of Brunswick County's oldest communities, with as pretty a golf course as you'll ever see. The locals would rather keep it a secret and it always surprises me when I hear an long-time resident tell me they've never been to Lockwood Folly. "No way!" I say.

But it's true. Mouth of LF2Off the beaten path, but oh so strategically placed, where the Lockwood Folly River literally wraps around its entirety like a blanket. In my observation, it's generally the best land in any given area that gets settled first. I call River Run, across the river, its sister development, although there is no relation. They do share the same characteristics geographically.....beautiful trees, high elevations, rolling topography, and easy water access. It's no coincidence that these are two of our oldest but still secret communities. And it's also no coincidence their proximity to Varnamtown. Maybe the name itself doesn't wax poetic bDSCF5414_500ut there is not a fishing community in North Carolina, that rivals this family of true-blue, modern day men of the sea. Clammers, oystermen, shrimpers.....you'll see them at work ..... depending on the season. Somehow this proud and stubborn bunch has held on..... held on to a disappearing way of life in the fertile fishing grounds of the Lockwood Folly River and its inlet leading out into the Atlantic. There is not a prettier site 'round here than a shrimp boat coming home to roost at sunset. So for the environmentally conscious among you, take heart. There are still a couple places left in Brunswick County where development and livelihood can co-exist.