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Atlantic Beach is the oldest of the five towns that dot the beautiful shores of Bogue Banks, the wild beach front that runs parallel to Morehead City and the mainland. The town celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2012 and continues to be a popular family vacation destination as well as a favo…

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Take in a family-friendly film while enjoying the sea breeze at Atlantic Beach Town Park, 915 W. Fort Macon Road. Each summer the town offers a weekly movie on a large outdoor screen. Movies begin at dusk – about 8:30pm. Lawn chairs, blankets and other comfort items are welcome. This year's …

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It’s that time of year again – the sun starts to shine, the temperature slowly begins to climb and music can heard wafting on the breeze. A variety of free summer music series brings live entertainment to just about every reach of Carteret County. Genres vary, but all are family friendly.

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Stepping into the backyard-style oasis at The Atlantis Lodge in Pine Knoll Shores one wouldn’t be surprised to see Poseidon himself rise from the sea, greeting visitors as they admire his storied domain.

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Among the many events the Crystal Coast has to offer during the summer months, there is one you don’t want to miss – the Buddy Pelletier Memorial Longboard Classic. The annual surfing competition is held in memory of the late Buddy Pelletier of Carteret County, an avid surfer and recent indu…

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People often remember their history classes as boring and dry. Fort Macon State Park will change some of that Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23 with its popular Living History Weekend reenactments.

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Just because you're at the beach doesn’t mean you won't have a chance to put on those running shoes. Carteret County's popular beach run series returns May 16 at the Atlantic Beach Circle. The bi-weekly runs offer 1-mile, 5K and 10K options and are open to all skill levels and all ages. The …

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We're always excited that the first round of big events along the Crystal Coast each year bring the opportunity to take in great some live music. From much loved traditional beach music to something little more funky, it's time to dust off those dancing shoes in preparation for the upcoming …

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While the fall finds many area visitors catching a line to catch a big one, others are using their lines in hopes of catching a little breeze. Carolina Kite Fest returns to the Sands Villa Resort on East Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, from 10am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29-30. The f…

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WITH THE HEAT and crowds of the peak summer months behind us, we are heading into my favorite part of the year in Atlantic Beach – the late summer of September and early October. Although this is generally the best time of the year, it can also be the worst – it is the heart of hurricane sea…

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See history come to life with a reenactment at Fort Macon on Saturday and Sunday, July 16-17 at Fort Macon State Park. Step back in time to the Civil War and see how people lived on the Crystal Coast.

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Those of us lucky enough to spend time along the Crystal Coast know there are plenty of opportunities to take in the sounds of summer each spring and summer as a variety of concert series help provide the soundtrack for our sunny days. This summer, music lovers will have one more event to ad…

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People often remember their history classes as boring and dry. However Fort Macon State Park will change some of that Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24 with a Civil War Reenactment.

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Everyone is invited to grab their buckets and head to the beach in front of the Atlantis Lodge in Atlantic Beach on Saturday, May 7 to enjoy the sun and fun of sandcastle building during the annual Mile of Hope celebration. The annual event offers children suffering from cancer and their fam…

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FORT MACON STATE Park has been named the 2015 North Carolina State Park of the Year by the NC Division of Parks and Recreation and will hold that distinction throughout the year-long centennial celebration of the state parks system.

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For nearly 30 years Don Dixon, owner of Kites Unlimited, has been organizing Carolina Kite Fest. He waits to have the event until after the tourist season is over and the beach crowds have dwindled. Once the fall breeze rolls in, it’s time to go fly a kite.

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Everyone is welcome to do some stargazing in Atlantic Beach each Wednesday night this summer during the family-friendly outdoor movie series at the Circle. This season, the town is offering free films for the community to enjoy. Guests are welcome to bring chairs, blankets and other comfort items.

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The surfing industry has seen drastic changes over the years, from pop out surfboards and longboards to short boards and the rise of female surfers. AB Surf Shop has been around through every wave and new fad and is still going strong after 50 years. The once-small surf shop, originally buil…

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    Adding to the Crystal Coast’s rich historical environment, Fort Macon has been guarding this coastal paradise for nearly 180 years, keeping watch on those who approach and standing guard for those who reside nearby. From the pitted and cracked bricks to the cannons that man the top of th…