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Briar Chapel Wins Six MAME Awards

June 1, 2009
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Briar Chapel Wins Six MAME Awards

Briar Chapel was a big winner at this year's MAME Awards (Major Achievements in Marketing Excellence) from the Triangle Sales and Marketing Council of the N.C. Home Builders Association. They took home top honors in each of the following categories: Best Advertising Campaign for a Master-Planned Community, Best Web Site for a Master-Planned Community, Best Community Information/Welcome Center, Best Community Ad for a Newspaper, Best Community (On-Site) Signage, and Best Brochure.


This competition recognizes local advertising, marketing, merchandising and product design efforts as well as sales volume. Honor recipients included area builders, developers,...

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Summer Camps & Classes

May 24, 2009
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Summer Camps & Classes

In case you haven't yet heard, Chatham Arts Council will be offering summer camps & classes at Briar Chapel this summer!

These art camps are meant to give your child an opportunity to experience music, painting and drama. They will also be teaching an adult drawing class.

All classes are held at the Briar Club, and are open to the public with limited space, so act quickly if you’re interested. To learn more or download a registration form, click here.

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The Pool is Open!

May 21, 2009
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The Pool is Open!

Briar Chapel's pool facilities opened yesterday for the first time ever!

A number of residents and non-resident members (sorry, member-ships have sold out already), as well as some Newland staff, enjoyed themselves under the watchful eye of the lifeguard staff.

As expected, the water slide and diving well were a big hit among the adults and children. Meanwhile, the younger ones enjoyed the splash pad and zero-entry pool. I particularly like the fact that Briar Chapel uses salt-water chlorination. The water feels smooth, is softer on your skin, and has no chlorine...

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1st Annual Briar Chapel 5K Race Results

May 10, 2009
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1st Annual Briar Chapel 5K Race Results

Over 150 people signed up for the 1st Annual Briar Chapel 5K, which benefited the Abundance Foundation in Chatham County. Overall winners were Jack Morgan (19:04) and Tiffany Thompsen (20:14).


Personally, I had a tough day, and finished much further back in the field. I did, however, enjoy the course - except for the last hill. I'm in the process of getting back into shape, and will be much better prepared next year!

For a complete list of results, visit East Carolina Road Racing.

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4th Annual Green Home Tour Starts Tomorrow!

April 24, 2009
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4th Annual Green Home Tour Starts Tomorrow!

The 4th Annual Green Home Tour will be held on April 25 & 26 and May 2 & 3. This free, self-guided tour will include 36 green homes in Wake, Chatham, Durham, Orange, Granville, and Alamance Counties.

All homes are enrolled in the green-building certification program administered by the Green Home Builders of the Triangle. Each entry is required to achieve sufficient goals in all of the green building program areas and must conform to at least the bronze level of green certification. See my previous post for a list of homes in Briar...

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Briar Chapel Middle School Groundbreaking Ceremony Scheduled

January 14, 2009
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Briar Chapel Middle School Groundbreaking Ceremony Scheduled

On Monday, the Chatham County Board of Education announced that a groundbreaking ceremony for the new middle school in Briar Chapel has been scheduled to be held on Thursday, Jan. 29th at 9:00 a.m.

According to Chatham County Schools Superintendent Robert Logan, the new middle school is projected to open in August 2010, and will cost an estimated $27 million. Here are just some of the details:

  • 650 student capacity / 800 core
  • LEED Silver Certified


Learn more about Chatham County Schools.

Briar Club Achieves LEED Silver Certification

January 7, 2009
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Briar Club Achieves LEED Silver Certification

Newland Communities recently announced that Briar Chapel's community clubhouse, the Briar Club, has earned LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver status. Here is the full press release:

Triangle’s Largest Green Community Receives Green Building Certification

Chapel Hill, N.C. – Newland Communities’ Briar Chapel, a 1,589-acre mixed-use community in Chatham County, has achieved Silver certification for its community clubhouse under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Green Building Rating System™ from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

The LEED for New Construction certification was...

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Vanguard Concept Home Recognized By EPA

November 19, 2008
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Vanguard Concept Home Recognized By EPA

Next Tuesday, November 25th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will recognize the Vanguard Homes’ “Sensibly Green” Concept Home in Briar Chapel as the first home in the country to be WaterSense™ labeled. The press conference will be held at 1:30pm in the Concept Home with a reception to immediately follow.

Stephen Johnson, the 11th Administrator of the U.S. EPA, will be one of the special guest speakers, and will discuss the WaterSense New Homes Pilot Program (of which Vanguard Homes is one of only seven builders in the country...

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Initial Briar Chapel Homesites Sold Out

June 11, 2008
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Initial Briar Chapel Homesites Sold Out

Newland Communities announced today that 15 contracts were signed for new homesites during a private preview event held between May 31 and June 6. Briar Chapel’s first buyers were able to personally select their homesite from Phase I of the 2,400 single and multi-family homes planned for the community over the next eight years. Read more...

If you weren't one of the initial buyers, don't fret. There will be plenty of opportunities for us to get together and identify your ideal...

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Briar Chapel Builders Announced

May 6, 2008
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Briar Chapel Builders Announced

Newland Communities has announced that they have selected four area builders to comprise the builder team for Briar Chapel, who will all be required to build sustainable, environmentally responsible homes. The builder team consists of Chatham Builder Guild, LLC; M/I Homes, Inc.; McNeill Burbank; and Vanguard Homes.

I have already met with some of these builders, and am prepared to assist you in choosing one that will best meet your needs. Please contact me today to get started.

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Senior VP of U.S. Green Building Council Visits Briar Chapel

May 5, 2008
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Senior VP of U.S. Green Building Council Visits Briar Chapel

Newland Communities hosted a pre-event opening reception for the Third Annual Green Home Tour, which occurred this past weekend.

Michelle Moore, the senior vice president of the U.S. Green Building Council, was the guest speaker and discussed Newland’s partnership as a founding sponsor of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Green Home Guide.

To learn more about this historic event, please refer to the press release.

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New Briar Chapel Entrance Sign & Artwork Installed

April 25, 2008
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New Briar Chapel Entrance Sign & Artwork Installed

Crews are working around the clock throughout Briar Chapel in preparation for the upcoming Green Home Tour. The most visible work is being done to the 15-501 entrance, including landscaping and a new sign.

In addition, a beautiful new art sculpture was unveiled along the wall opposite the entrance sign on 15-501, which is a stainless steel replica of Carolina smilax leaves. Newland Communities commissioned Jim Gallucci, a local sculptor for more than 25 years, to create the sculpture. Gallucci currently designs...

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Briar Chapel Launches New Website

March 31, 2008
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Briar Chapel Launches New Website

Newland Communities has just launched its new website for Briar Chapel, which ties very nicely into the "Path to Nature" advertising campaign they launched a few months ago. Along with the utility and landscaping work along 15-501, this is yet another sign that things are progressing towards the opening of their information center during the Green Home Tour in May. Stay tuned to this blog for more details.

Now is the time to let me know if you are interested...

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