Find Your Inner Nerd at the Crystal Coast Con

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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 […]

At the Aquarium – October

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Fish On! THE ANNUAL SURF Fishing Workshop weekend, Oct. 16-18 can help improve your fish stories in a hurry. Expert instruction and hands-on practice are featured in this popular seminar, now in its 25th year. Learn about rods, reels, tackle, bait, species identification, catch and release, cast netting, how to find the fish and more. […]

Beaufort Wine and Food Partner with The Blind Pig of Asheville

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THROUGH AN EXPERIENTIAL tour with local farmers, historians and fishermen, visiting celebrity chefs will delve in the cultural history and cuisine of Beaufort and the surrounding area. Proceeds of the event will be donated to the local Beaufort chapter of The Boys & Girls Clubs of Coastal Carolina. The dinner is planned at an undisclosed […]

Watercraft Center Charts New Course in Traditional Boat Building


THERE’S A LONG tradition of craftsmanship in custom boat building in North Carolina. But, you don’t have to look further than Front Street in Beaufort to see where that tradition continues. A jewel at the center of Beaufort’s maritime culture, the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center serves as an important economic force at the NC […]