August 28th, 2019: Sheriff Tracy Carter Presentation at CTCC - 6:30PM

Dear residents,

All Trace residents are invited to a Town Hall-style presentation and meeting with Sheriff Carter on August 28, 6:30PM at Carolina Trace Country Club. There will be two small presentations from the CTA President and the Sheriff, then residents will be welcome to ask community law enforcement questions for the Sheriff and some of his deputies.

Kelly LaCour,
Secretary, HL BOD

Lee County Sheriff's Dept Presentation



Sgt. Estes of the Lee County Sheriff’s Dept. will be giving a presentation on Community Watch at the Hidden Lake Pool Shelter. All HL residents are encouraged to attend.

Topics will include:

  • How to organize a neighborhood watch

  • What is suspicious activity

  • How to report suspicious activity

  • Telephone chain

  • Operation Identification

  • Home Security Surveys

  • Leadership of the Watch

  • 9-1-1

Presented by the Lee County Sheriff’s Dept. and the Hidden Lake POA/ BOD

Bus Stop Meeting June 2, 2019

Dear residents,

We are having a meeting on June 2, 2019 at 3PM at the Country Club to discuss the major changes coming to the bus stops this coming school year. 

It is imperative that all parents of children who utilize the bus stop are present.  If you have any questions please contact Kate Woods at (304)534-1594.

Thank you,
Kelly LaCour,
Secretary, HL BOD

Save the Date: The 10th Annual TUFF Spring Break "Fish For Fun" Lessons!

Looking for a fun activity for your children or grandchildren?

  • All Trace families welcome!

  • Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult;

  • Twelve rod/reel combos are available on a first-come basis;

  • All participants receive a NC Sport Fish Identification Pocket Guide;


Weather permitting, enjoy two hours at the Country Club dock with TUFF fishing enthusiasts who provide instruction, equipment and bait, if you can’t bring your own equipment and bait. Learn about our Kid Casters Club and how to win “The Golden TUFF”!

Many thanks to CTCC owners Escalante for again opening this event to all Carolina Trace families!

Any questions/directions, call Miss Libby at the Lake Hotline 919-499-1300.

Thank you,

Kelly LaCour,

Secretary, HL BOD

Get Golf Ready!

Evenings in April - Get Golf Ready at Carolina Trace Country Club! For Beginners Only.  Limited Space.

Get Golf Ready - 5 Group Sessions for $125!

 If you have ever thought about picking up a club, either again or for the first time, you can make golf your sport for a lifetime. The Get Golf Ready program is designed to teach you in five short lessons everything you'll need to know to step onto a golf course and play with confidence. Lessons will include on-course activities guided by your PGA Professional Raymond Reyes who will make sure you have fun each step of the way.

 Get Golf Ready is a nationally branded program that has two main goals:

1. Bring new people into golf in a fast, fun and gratifying way
2. Bring former golfers back to the sport

 Group Lesson Topics

 When students complete the five-lesson Get Golf Ready experience, they will:

  • Have a basic skill and foundation to play the game

  • Know how to keep score

  • Know what to do when arriving at the golf course

  • Understand the difference between golf clubs

  • Know the importance of playing “ready golf”

  • Understand the proper usage of golf carts

  • Remember safety tips

  • Understand the various markings used on the golf course

  • Know how to execute basic golf skills comfortably

  • Have an appreciation for the history, rules and etiquette of the game

  • Before and after instructional photos

  • Understand that it’s Okay to play golf for fun!


Take a break to learn Golf:

Group Lesson 1 Wednesday April 3rd               6:15 pm to 7:15 pm

Group Lesson 2 Wednesday April 17th              6:15 pm to 7:15 pm

Group Lesson 3 Wednesday April 24th               6:15 pm to 7:15 pm

Group Lesson 4 Wednesday May 1st                 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm

Group Lesson 5 Playing Golf – TBD – on course


Don’t see a good time that fits your schedule – call to schedule your own private get golf ready program with you Friends!

Raymond Reyes, PGA Assistant GM / PGA Professional
919.412.1882- Mobile
919.499.5611- Golf Shop

Lee County Board of Adjustment meeting regarding Little River Quarry

Dear residents,

The Lee County Board of Adjustment (BOA) will meet on Monday, February 25 at 6PM in the Old Courthouse (1408 S. Horner - upstairs courtroom) to issue the Special Use Permit to Little River, LLC to operate the Little River quarry.

As you may recall, the Lee County Superior Court determined in December 2018 that the Board of Adjustment COULD consider "conditions" to attach to the special use permit to help protect us from the air and water impacts from quarry operations.

A list of conditions has been developed and will be submitted to the Board, sent by Attorney Mike Thelen to the BOA's attorney, Neil Yarborough. It will be up to the Board of Adjustment members to determine what (if any) conditions to attach to the Special Use Permit.

It would be helpful if a number of people show up for the February 25 meeting. 

As you may be aware, the Carolina Trace Association Board of Directors voted last year to stop funding the attorney who had handled the hearings and court cases, Mike Thelen. Thus, the attorney fees for the December court hearing and to submit proposed conditions to the BOA attorney have been paid by Carolina Trace individuals, including Jerry and Cheryl Merritt, Kay Coles and Dan Stanley, and Dave and Penny Turner. The bill was $10,000 and has been paid. The individuals mentioned believed it was in the best interests of everyone in Carolina Trace that Mike Thelen continue to represent us through the legal proceedings. If anyone wishes to help out financially please contact Jerry Merritt, Kay Coles, or Dave Turner.

Please plan to attend the February 25 meeting. It will not be a hearing where public comment is allowed, but your presence will make a difference.

Also, be aware that the Lee County Board of Adjustment meetings are quasi-judicial meetings. Thus - as in a jury trial before a court - personal contact with Board of Adjustment members prior to, or at, the meeting is NOT permitted under North Carolina law.

Thank you,

Kelly LaCour,

Secretary, HL BOD