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Work is progressing on the equestrian center at Poplar Grove, located off Davison Road along the line separating Charleston and Dorchester counties.

Poplar Grove barn nears completion

Final touches are being applied to the Poplar Grove Equestrian Center. The stalls have been assembled and installed, complete with automatic water dispensers and an innovative stall-matting system. Meanwhile, the two tack rooms have been trimmed out and are awaiting the arrival of lockers scheduled to be delivered later this summer.

Cabinetry and countertops have been installed along with restroom fixtures. Paint touch-ups are being completed, and fixtures and furnishings are being installed. Appliances are ready for delivery. The pastures that were planted in the spring are taking shape as green sprouts of Bahia grass begin to emerge around the barn.

To schedule a barn tour, contact the Poplar Grove sales office at (843) 571-3248 or

Carolina One recognized

The global network Leading Real Estate Companies of the World has tabbed one of its firms, Charleston-based Carolina One Real Estate, as one of the top 10 most improved companies for outgoing broker-to-broker (non-corporate) closings.

Essentially, Carolina One has been honored for the quality of referrals to other members of the LeadingRE network that have resulted in closed sales in areas away from Charleston.

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World is a global network of more than 600 real estate firms with 5,000 offices and 150,000 sales associates in 35 countries around the world.

Carolina One Real Estate became affiliated with the LeadingRE network in May 2008. The locally owned and operated firm is directed by Patty Scarafile, chief executive; Michael O'Shaughnessy, chairman; Grange Cuthbert, vice chairman; and Michael Scarafile, general counsel.

"Our customers have access to the LeadingRE network to assist them in selling and buying homes, and our company can invest more of our funds in local services and marketing," Patty Scarafile says.

Carolina One Real Estate is the leading residential services firm in the metro Charleston market, handling more than 30 percent of all residential sales transactions as of year end 2008.