Community Announcements

Automated Guest Pass System Going Live April 16!

By now, property owners should have received letters and/or emails with instructions for setting up the Gate Sentry portal. For more information, visit

Bathymetric Mapping Set for Lake Trace, September 27

The Trace Lake and Dam Committee (TLDC) advises that experts from NCSU will be onsite on Wednesday, September 27 to do bathymetric mapping of Lake Trace. 
Bathymetric mapping will provide a three-dimensional baseline of the land under the water of Lake Trace.
Please note that the NCSU work uses gasoline-powered boats, and a special exception for these boats to be on Lake Trace has been granted.
This work should not impact recreational use of the lake.

CT Volunteers Achieve 30-Year Star for Adopt-A-Highway Program Dedication

On September 1, 2023, residents of the Carolina Trace community who volunteer for North Carolina’s Adopt-A-Highway program were awarded a Distinguished Star Award for 30 years of participation in that program. The award was presented via the North Carolina Department of Transportation for volunteers’ 30-year dedication to cleaning a two-mile segment of NC-87 in Lee County, North Carolina, four times each year.
On September 9, volunteers commemorated this milestone by affixing 30-year stars on each of their two roadside signs.
According to the NCDOT website, “The North Carolina Department of Transportation established the Adopt-A-Highway Program in 1988 in response to growing public concern regarding litter along the state's highways. AHH goals include decreasing the amount of litter on North Carolina's roadsides and improving the beauty and quality of the environment.”
Carolina Trace resident and Adopt a Highway Coordinator Debbie Betts thanked the residents who have been dedicated to this program over the years. “QUOTE FROM DEBBIE BETTS” Carolina Trace looks forward to further work on helping to keep the state litter-free.
Established in 1972, Carolina Trace is a gated, controlled-access community in Lee County, North Carolina that encompasses more than 2,500 acres of rolling hills in a wooded setting. Main features of Carolina Trace include its 315-acre picturesque lake and the Carolina Trace Country Club, home to two Robert Trent Jones-designed golf courses.

Storm Clean Up

CT residents should check with their specific POAs, but you can also take your storm debris (tree limbs, etc.) to a county drop off ($): 

Controlled Burning of Brush within CT

Chief Meyers (CTVFD) was approached regarding the burning of underbrush on unimproved lots in Carolina Trace. The Fire Department will not endorse controlled burning at this time due to the volume of smoke it would generate, creating a health hazard to many residents. Thanks for your understanding.

Hydrilla Sightings?

TLDC is continuing to accept hydrilla sightings as SOLitude Lake Management will provide CTCC with a schedule for the treatment soon. An update will be sent once the exact date is set. Share your hydrilla sightings with Kate Woods ([email protected]), who has been forwarding these reports to SOLitude for its planning.