Rental Signs – October

Oysters and October

AS OUR DAYS grow shorter and our memories of summer fade, we greet the most stunning month of all on the Crystal Coast, October. Gone is the dusky, hot, breathless haziness of August and the luscious late summer warmth of September. With cool, breezily crisp days and skies that deep soulful blue we only see […]

Emerald Tidings – October

Emerald Isle Maintains Second Lowest Tax Rate Among Beach Towns Emerald Isle’s FY 15-16 General Fund property tax rate of 14 cents (plus 1.5 cents specifically for beach nourishment activities; for a total of 15.5 cents) is the second lowest tax rate among the 21 oceanfront towns in North Carolina. 1: Wrightsville Beach .1330 2: […]

Find Your Inner Nerd at the Crystal Coast Con

Crystal Coast Con - Joey Harker Photo (10)

By Michael Candelario GEEKS, GAMERS, NERDS and general fans of science fiction and fantasy can rejoice! The Crystal Coast Con is back for its fifth year running. The event, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 17 at MacDaddy’s of Cape Carteret, bills itself as “Eastern Carolina’s premier sci-fi/fantasy convention” and local opinions agree. “We’ve been dubbed the […]

Carteret County Named America’s Second ‘Coast Guard Community’

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AS A FOLLOW-UP to last month’s article on the US Coast Guard’s presence in Carteret County, it’s now official: Coast Guard headquarters in Washington, DC, has confirmed that Carteret County has been selected to formally become “A Coast Guard Community.” Only one other location in the country – Camden County in southeast Georgia – is […]

Book Bag – October

Book Bag - Barefoot to Avalon

Barefoot to Avalon By David Payne DAVID PAYNE CONFESSES, “I’d prefer to go barefoot from April to Thanksgiving.” That is not all he confesses in this touching memoir of brotherly relations, mental illness and grief. In the beginning readers learn that David’s brother George A. dies in a car crash as David watches the accident […]