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Tori Ewing
VP of Marketing

Cell: 404-975-7215

Email: tewing@lakecarolina.com


Lake Carolina
300 Long Pointe Lane, Suite 200
Columbia, SC 29229

Polar Bears at Lake Carolina Brave Chilly Water for Charity
Feb 05, 2014

COLUMBIA, SC - On a cold, windy & rainy Saturday in January, 150 adults & kids dove into the icy waters at Lake Carolina to raise money for Children’s Charities of the Midlands. Almost $3,000 was raised—the most ever for this event. Julia Burley, Lake Carolina’s event director, was especially pleased with the turnout despite the cold.

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All the Bells & Whistles: The New Windsor Plan
Jan 07, 2014

Lake Carolina’s most popular plan has gotten a few upgrades! From a new squared off breakfast area, to the now-standard additional hall bathroom located on the second floor (a feature that was once an upgrade), the Windsor Plan has changed for the better.

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Lake Carolina Gives Back
Dec 17, 2013

COLUMBIA, SC - Lake Carolina’s Annual Wine & Food Festival, which took place in October experienced a record number of attendees. Guests sipped & savored some of Columbia’s best food & wine on a beautiful fall afternoon on the Village Green at Lake Carolina. Proceeds from the event benefitted Children’s Charities of the Midlands, in which two special charities were chosen.

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2013 Lake Carolina Events Calendar
Oct 25, 2013

Lake Carolina releases NEW event calendar for 2013.

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Kiplinger Ranks Columbia, SC #5 in 10 Great Places to Live
Jul 25, 2013

COLUMBIA, SC - Kiplinger ranks Columbia, SC #5 in 10 Great Places to Live!  With a population of just over 750,000 and a median home value of 147,000, outdoor living and southern hospitality, Columbia, SC is climbing the charts.

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Lake Carolina $ale-or Program Announces 2013 Winner
Apr 24, 2013

COLUMBIA, SC - Lake Carolina partner and Super $ale-or, Bruce Siron, wins $10,000 from Lake Carolina Properties. Bruce Siron works with Russell & Jeffcoat in downtown Columbia, SC and has been a multi-seller in Lake Carolina for several years. His partnership with Lake Carolina Properties afforded him an entry into the $10,000 drawing, in which his name was chosen randomly at the exclusive $ale-or party held at the Lake House on April 12.

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Military Kids are Heroes
Apr 17, 2013

COLUMBIA, SC - Lake Carolina’s Military Outreach Program partnered with Ft. Jackson, Operation Military Kids, Lake Carolina Elementary and the Jeep Rogers YMCA to celebrate our Military Kids on Monday afternoon.

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2013 Tour of Homes Award Winners
Apr 16, 2013

2013 TOUR OF HOMES Award Winners

Two homes in Lake Carolina are proud winners of the 2013 Tour of Homes.  The Lincoln, by Mungo Homes received an Honorable Mention and The Homestead, by Sovereign Homes received the Best Overall award for homes priced between $301,000 - $400,000.

The Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia presents the 2013 TOUR OF HOMES – Columbia’s Largest Open House of New Homes for Sale. The annual scattered-site showing will offer five Featured Communities and 53 new homes located throughout the Greater Columbia area.

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Lake Carolina Welcomes Lexann to Village Green Merchants
Apr 11, 2013

Lake Carolina welcomes another new and innovative business to it's Village Green Merchants.  With the motto,"Your Freedom Has Arrived, " Lexann will provide residential concierge, personal assistant, and residential cleaning and housekeeping services to make busy lives easier to manage. 


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Lake Carolina Takes Home Three Regal Awards
Feb 05, 2013

Lake Carolina is honored to have received the Community Service Award presented by The State Newspaper, Judges Choice Award and Best Use of Social Media for the Lake Carolina Wine and Food Festival at the 2012 Regal Awards over the weekend!

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Lake Carolina Gives Back
Jan 14, 2013

The residents of Lake Carolina go out of their way each year to raise funds in support of Children's Charities of the Midlands.

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Kelly Mill Middle School Career Fair
Oct 19, 2012

Kelly Mill Middle School is hosting a Career Fair on Wednesday, November 14 from 8:30am - 11:45am in the school gymnasium.  The purpose of the Career Fair is to showcase business/organization and college information concerning career opportunities and educational requirements centered around the US Department of Education's 16 career clusters.

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Essex Homes Presents Pinnacle Ridge Event
Sep 19, 2012

Essex Homes will host a luncheon on Friday, September 21 from 11:30am - 1:30pm at Lake Carolina's Pinnacle Ridge Neighborhood.  Giveaways, food and more!

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10th Annual Lake Carolina Wine & Food Festival
Sep 18, 2012

Lake Carolina is excited to announce online ticket sales for their 10th Annual Wine & Food Festival on Saturday, October 13 from 2pm – 5pm.  The festival kicks off at 8:00am with the Wine Glass 10K sponsored by Velocity Distance Project and continues with wine & food tastings in the afternoon.

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Back to School with Sovereign Homes
Aug 14, 2012

Back to School Promotion from Sovereign Homes:

The Peninsula at Lake Carolina is Sovereign's ONLY gated community in Columbia.  They are offering a FREE Move-in Package on existing homes until 8/31/2012.  Free stainless steel French door refrigerator and window blinds!

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Lake Carolina Recordes 156 Sales in First Half of 2012
Jul 16, 2012

Sales at Columbia’s leading master-planned community continue to outpace 2011.

Columbia, SC – Lake Carolina, a residential master-planned community located northeast of Columbia, announces 156 sales of new homes and homesites through the second quarter of 2012.

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Lake Carolina Properties Expands to Keep up with Rising Sales
May 23, 2012

Four real estate professionals join the brokerage in recent months.

Columbia, SC – Lake Carolina Properties the full service residential real estate brokerage that represents new homes, homesites and resale homes at Lake Carolina increased its sales team by 33 percent over the past four months.

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Lake Carolina Welcomes McGuinn Homes to Award-Winning Community
May 09, 2012

Local dignitaries and real estate professionals celebrate McGuinn Homes joining the development's builder team.

Columbia, SC (May 9, 2012) – Lake Carolina, a residential master plan community located northeast of Columbia, officially welcomed McGuinn Homes with an opening celebration at their new model home. The home is a never before built model, The Regency within a new enclave of The Ponds at Lake Carolina.

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Lake Carolina Welcomes Sovereign Homes
Apr 30, 2012

Sovereign Homes, a Mungo Company will immediately begin six, new luxury residences.

Columbia, SC (April 30, 2012) – Lake Carolina, Columbia’s leading residential master-planned community located northeast of Columbia, announced today Sovereign Homes, a Mungo Company, purchased several homesites within Lake Carolina’s gated Peninsula neighborhood and will immediately begin construction on six new luxury homes. 

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LAKE CAROLINA ENDS QUARTER WITH 72 SALES
Apr 03, 2012

Sales at Columbia's leading master-planned community are on pace to top 2011.

Columbia, SC (April 3, 2012) – Lake Carolina, a residential master-planned community located northeast of Columbia, announces 72 sales of new homes and homesites for the first quarter of 2012. The pace puts the community on track to more than double 2011 sales levels.

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Lake Carolina Earns 15 Regal Awards
Feb 23, 2012

Master planned community is recognized for excellence in marketing and sales.

Columbia, SC (February 23, 2012) – Lake Carolina, Columbia's most successful community earned 15 Regal Awards, including Best Community Website as given by the Columbia Homebuilders Association’s Sales and Marketing Council at the annual Regal Awards Gala. The annual gala is the council’s opportunity to showcase excellence in residential sales, product and community design, marketing and home merchandising.


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Lake Carolina Welcomes Mungo Homes to Community
Feb 23, 2012

Local dignitaries and real estate professionals celebrate the partnership
between America’s Best Builder and Columbia’s leading master plan community.

Columbia, SC (February 17, 2011) – Lake Carolina, a residential master plan community located northeast of Columbia, officially welcomed Mungo Homes with an opening celebration at their new model home. The home is Mungo Homes’ first completed home within the neighborhood and Lake Carolina’s first model opening of 2012.


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The Lake House at Lake Carolina Wins Bala Award
Feb 13, 2012

The Community Facility is a showcase of architectural and design excellence.

Columbia, SC (Feb 13, 2012) – Lake Carolina’s The Lake House was awarded a Best in American Living Silver Award, which was announced at the 2012 NAHB International Builders’ Show® in Orlando, FL. The Best in American Living Awards, BALA, spotlight the most creative and innovative builders, remodelers, designers, developers, land planners and interior designers in the nation. The facility was honored in the “Community Facility” category for design and architectural excellence.


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Preparations for the 8th Annual Oyster Roast are now Underway
Feb 01, 2012

March 3, 2012 from 4pm – 7pm

COLUMBIA, SC - In support of Children’s Charities of the Midlands, Lake Carolina is excited to host their 8th Annual Oyster Roast. This year’s roast will take place at the newly constructed Lake House at Lake Carolina. The Lake House is nestled along the shores of Lake Carolina with an expansive lawn and patio area, beach access and a gorgeous open air building. This venue offers guests a panoramic view of the lake, indoors & out.


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The Lake House to Host Shagging on the Shore
Aug 11, 2011

The Lake House, Lake Carolina’s brand new, million-dollar private event rental facility, is now open in northeast Columbia along the picturesque 6-mile shoreline of Lake Carolina.

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One of South Carolina's bravest got a big gift on Saturday
Jun 18, 2011

News 10 Reports:

PONTIAC, SC (WIS) - One of South Carolina's bravest got a big gift Saturday.

Staff Sergeant Ronell Bradley moved into his new home that was bought and built entirely by volunteers.

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Injured Vet Gets New Home
Jun 18, 2011

Channel 19, WLTX Reports:

Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- People from the Lake Carolina Community have welcomed an injured veteran to his new home.

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Lake Carolina, Hallmark Homes, Homes for Our Troops provide barrier-free home to wounded SC soldier
Jun 16, 2011

Columbia, S.C. (June 16, 2011) - Lake Carolina, Hallmark Homes and Homes for Our Troops will present the keys to a brand new, specially adapted home to Army SSG Ronell Bradley in Columbia, South Carolina on Saturday, June 18. 


 

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Thousands drawn to Lake Carolina Parade of Homes
May 26, 2011

COLUMBIA, S.C. (May 26, 2011) - The Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia’s 2011 Parade of Homes drew over 7600 visitors to northeast Columbia’s Lake Carolina development, a 10-time winner of the prestigious Community of the Year award.  Parade attendees had the chance to tour fully decorated, custom homes by some of the Midlands’ top builders and to attend over 100 developer-sponsored special events during the course of the Parade. 



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New Marketing Director for Lake Carolina, Inspired Communities, Hallmark Homes
Mar 29, 2011

COLUMBIA, S.C. (March 29, 2011) - Lake Carolina is pleased to announce that Ashley Cook has assumed the position of Director of Marketing for Lake Carolina, Hallmark Homes International and Inspired Communities. Prior to Lake Carolina and Inspired Communities, Mrs. Cook was Vice President of Marketing at Shea Homes and Centex Homes and has over 5 years experience in real estate marketing. She is a graduate of Boston College and Northwestern University.

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Lake Carolina's annual Oyster Roast to raise funds for Children's Charities of the Midlands
Feb 08, 2011

COLUMBIA, S.C. (February 8, 2011) - Lake Carolina will host the seventh annual Oyster Roast on Sat., March 5 from 4-7 p.m. in support of Children's Charities of the Midlands. Held on Lake Carolina's Village Green, the festival will have food for all ages including barbeque, baked beans, cole slaw and of course, oysters!

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Homes for Our Troops to Host Columbia, S.C. Three-Day Build Brigade to Start New Home for Severely Injured Veteran
Feb 04, 2011

Columbia, S.C. (February 3, 2011)  Community of Columbia and general contractor Hallmark Homes come together to donate time and resources for new homeHomes for Our Troops will host a three-day Build Brigade February 11-13 to construct a specially adapted home for Army SSG Ronell Bradley in Columbia, South Carolina.

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Lake Carolina welcomes new Vice President of Marketing
Jul 07, 2010

COLUMBIA, S.C. (July 7, 2010) – Lake Carolina is proud to announce Holly Morrison has joined the Lake Carolina team as vice president of marketing.


“We couldn’t be happier to have Holly on board with us,” said David Tuttle, president of Lake Carolina Development. “She brings an energetic mix of industry knowledge, proven talent and poise to our team and I look forward to seeing the positive impact her presence will have on our community.”

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Lake Carolina and Inspired Communities team up to recognize military personnel
May 19, 2010

COLUMBIA, S.C. (May 19, 2010) - Lake Carolina and Inspired Communities teamed up to recognize military personnel at the annual Military Information Fair at Fort Jackson last month. Together with Homeowners Mortgage, Lake Carolina and Inspired Communities held a drawing for $500 to be awarded to one lucky individual attending the event in appreciate of their services to the country.

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Lake Carolina celebrates Northeast Farmers Market grand opening with annual Town Center Block Party
May 10, 2010

COLUMBIA, S.C. (May 10, 2010) - Lake Carolina invites everyone to celebrate the grand opening of the Northeast Farmers Market's sixth season at Lake Carolina with an old-fashioned street party on Thurs., May 13 from 5:30 - 9 p.m. This event, which is free and open to the public, features live musical entertainment by the Herringbones, games for all ages and lots more family fun!

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Lake Carolina's annual Oyster Roast to raise funds for Children's Charities of the Midlands
Mar 17, 2010

COLUMBIA, S.C. (March 17, 2010) - Lake Carolina will host the sixth annual Oyster Roast on Sat., March 20 from 5-8 p.m. in support of Children's Charities of the Midlands. Held on Lake Carolina's Village Green, the festival will have food for all ages including barbeque, baked beans, cole slaw and of course, oysters!

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New restaurant's concept, menu leaves Lake Carolinians hungry for more
Mar 05, 2010

COLUMBIA, S.C. (March 5, 2010) - Set to open soon in Lake Carolina's Town Center, the New York Butcher Shoppe & Grille is creating buzz around town for its unique blended model concept and originality of services and offerings.

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Lake Carolina receives "Community of the Year" award for the ninth time
Feb 23, 2010

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Feb. 23, 2010) - Lake Carolina was named "Community of the Year" by the Sales & Marketing Council of Greater Columbia at the 21st annual Regal Awards Gala on Sat., Feb. 20. 

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Lake Carolina welcomes New York Butcher Shoppe & Grille as newest Town Center merchant
Feb 18, 2010

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Feb. 18, 2010) - The New York Butcher Shoppe & Grille, a S.C. based franchise, has joined the growing list of Lake Carolina Town Center merchants.


Set to open in Lake Carolina's Town Center in March 2010, this New York Butcher Shoppe & Grille location will be the first expanded model in the franchise. 

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PLUNGE INTO LAKE CAROLINA IN SUPPORT OF CHILDREN'S CHARITIES OF THE MIDLANDS
Dec 28, 2009

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Dec. 28, 2009) – Lake Carolina invites everyone to come brave the chilly waters in support of Children’s Charities of the Midlands at the Polar Bear Plunge on Sat., Jan. 9 at 10 a.m. in Lake Carolina's Sunset Park.

For the sixth year in a row, the Polar Bear Plunge event is helping to raise funds for Children’s Charities of the Midlands, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to promoting charitable endeavors that are committed to improving the health, welfare and education of South Carolina’s youth.

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HOLIDAY BUILDERS TO JOIN BUILDER TEAM
Sep 10, 2009

COLUMBIA, S.C. (September 10, 2009) – Lake Carolina is pleased to announce that Holiday Builders is joining the master planned community’s premier building team. Holiday Builders will begin building 11 single family homes in Woodleigh Park at Lake Carolina from the mid $130s to $170s.

“Holiday Builders commitment to excellence makes them a perfect fit for Lake Carolina,” said David Tuttle, President of Lake Carolina Development. “We are very excited to have them join our team. Their presence will only add to the success of Lake Carolina.”

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LAKE CAROLINA PROPERTIES ANNOUNCES NEW HIRES
Aug 28, 2009

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Aug. 28, 2009) – Lake Carolina is proud to welcome three new professionals to its sales and marketing team.

“I’m pleased to announce these talented new additions to the staff of Lake Carolina,” said David Tuttle, president of Lake Carolina. “I know they will be able to continue the important work the staff does to improve the lives of our Lake Carolinians and future homeowners.”

Amanda Bartlett has joined the Lake Carolina marketing team as Marketing Coordinator. As a recent graduate with a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications, she brings a fresh look and cutting-edge skills to the team. Bartlett is a native of Rhode Island and a graduate of the University of South Carolina.


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CAROL DOUIS NAMED PRESIDENT OF LAKE CAROLINA PROPERTIES
Jul 27, 2009

COLUMBIA, S.C. (July 27, 2009) - Lake Carolina is pleased to announce that Carol Douis has been named the new President and Broker in Charge of Lake Carolina Properties, LLC. Ms. Douis brings over 20 years  of successful sales leadership and homebuilding experience to Lake Carolina. Douis, who is recognized as one of the region's leading sales management professionals, brings a wealth of knowledge to her new position, plus the respect of the industry.

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LAKE CAROLINA OFFERS THREE OF AMERICA’S TOP 100 BUILDERS
May 21, 2009

COLUMBIA, S.C. (May 21, 2009) – Lake Carolina is proud to announce that of the top 100 builders in the United States according to builderonline.com, three can be found building right here at Lake Carolina. D.R. Horton was announced as the number one homebuilder in the nation. Great Southern Homes was ranked number 72 and Essex Homes SE was ranked 86.

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LAKE CAROLINA REPORTS HOME SALES UP BY 11%
May 14, 2009

COLUMBIA, SC - May 14, 2009 -In most every sector of the economy, given the current conditions, very few businesses have been able to avoid the devastating blows that have affected the economy. Through these rough times, Lake Carolina, a master planned community in Columbia, SC, has been able to turn bad times into good. Lake Carolina is pleased to announce an 11% increase in sales so far in 2009. Pam Arnold at Lake Carolina just celebrated a $2 million dollar month.

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COLONIAL LIFE OFFICE OPENS IN LAKE CAROLINA
May 04, 2009

COLUMBIA, S.C. (May 4, 2009) – Colonial Life has opened a new office in the Lake Carolina Town Center in Northeast Columbia.  Louie Jones, Public Sector Manager for Colonial Life’s South Carolina and East Georgia Territory, will manage the office.  Jones, an experienced manager in the insurance industry, has both his BS and MBA degrees in business administration from Winthrop University and is active in several community organizations.

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DAVID TUTTLE NAMED PRESIDENT OF LAKE CAROLINA DEVELOPMENT
Mar 17, 2009

COLUMBIA, S.C. (February 17, 2009) –Lake Carolina is pleased to announce David Tuttle has assumed position as President of Lake Carolina Development, Inc. Mr. Tuttle comes to Lake Carolina Development from Inspired Communities where he currently serves as Vice President of Real Estate. Prior to Inspired Communities, Mr. Tuttle was a custom homebuilder in the Columbia area and has over 20 years experience in construction, sales and development. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Business.

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BRIAN BOYER NAMED SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE
Mar 16, 2009

COLUMBIA, S.C. (March 16, 2009) – Lake Carolina is pleased to announce the new Senior Vice President of Commercial Real Estate, Brian Boyer. He comes to Lake Carolina with over five years of experience in commercial real estate, beginning with the development and construction of a 10,000 square foot office building in the Town of Ayrsley, a sister project of Lake Carolina, located in Charlotte. Ayrsley is a 180 acre, 5 million square foot master-planned urban development in southwest Mecklenburg County. After serving as an officer in the United States Army for five years, Mr. Boyer began his career in real estate with Inspired CommunitiesSM where he currently serves as Vice President of Real Estate. Mr. Boyer graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics and received his Masters in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina.


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KRISTY BARNES NAMED MARKETING DIRECTOR OF LAKE CAROLINA
Feb 25, 2009

COLUMBIA, S.C. (February 25, 2009) – Lake Carolina is pleased to announce the new Director of Marketing, Kristy Stone Barnes. Barnes comes to Lake Carolina from national homebuilder, D.R. Horton, where she served as Marketing Manager for the Coastal Carolina Division. Barnes has over five years experience in real estate marketing. Early in her career, Barnes was employed at an advertising agency that specialized in real estate marketing and later joined the marketing team of a commercial builder. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications and a concentration in Advertising and Public Relations.

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