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The NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores announced June 10 that Eagle Landing is set to open. The habitat for two flightless bald eagles, Uwohali and Shagoie Watha, is scheduled to open on the 4th of July.

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There is a significant United States military presence in North Carolina. All four branches are represented in some way; from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro and Fort Bragg near Fayetteville, to Marine Corps bases Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point closer to home. On Memorial Day, the…

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With summer vacation on the horizon, NOAA and the National Park Service are alerting beach-goers to the threat of rip currents and how to prevent drowning from their strong and potentially fatal grip.

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The march of time hasn’t moved quite as quickly in Topsail as it has in more metropolitan areas of North Carolina. Here, the tide and prevailing winds have guided the clock, the sun and sand have dictated our schedules and the catch of the day rings the evening dinner bell.

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Nothing could be sweeter than the NC Blueberry Festival, planned for Friday and Saturday, June 14-15, 2019 which pays homage to the area’s rich history of blueberry cultivation. Combining blueberries and tourism the NC Blueberry Festival Association aims to raise awareness of both the annual…

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This fall, sip and nibble yourself through the annual NC Musadine Festival and celebrate the harvest of the state's largest grape crop. Find two days of live music, an eclectic group of arts and crafts vendors, a variety of food options and sample more than 250 wines. Scheduled for Sept. 27-…

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Skin cancer is a significant threat that does not discriminate based on age, gender or ethnicity. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation (SCF), each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon.

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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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FOLKLORE HAS IT that Blackbeard buried his treasure on the island of Ocracoke, and once in a while some zealous devotee goes hunting for a treasure chest of gold. They are not likely to find buried fortune but there is most certainly treasure to be found on the barrier islands of North Carol…

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A DAY AT the beach is a popular pastime for millions of people. In addition to spending hours in the surf and sun, the beach presents plenty of opportunities to see local wildlife and explore coastal ecology and bond with family and friends.

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One of Bogue Banks most beloved events is planned for the Oceana Pier in Atlantic Beach this summer. The Buddy Pelletier Memorial Longboard Classic takes over the seashore July 30-31, luring amateurs and professionals alike for a little friendly competition in a variety of categories.

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There is nothing better than finding that ideal spot on the beach and feeling the warm sand between your toes while you dig into a favorite book. Whether you’re lucky enough to spend every day along the Crystal Coast or are just here for a weekend, beach days are certainly a perk of being in…

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Award winners included, from left, Bowe Painter, Kayla Hoopes, Ada Nunn, Steve Nunn, Cheryl Balthrop, Maggie Rauschenberg, Susan Snow and Sheryl Woodbury.

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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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Not many people think of the beach when it comes time to plan a weekend getaway in the winter months. But that’s only because they don’t see the many benefits of visiting the Crystal Coast during the “off season.”

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Few things are as relaxing and fun as spending a day soaking up the rays on the beach. Be it with the family, a few friends or simply a solo trip to the beach with a favorite book, there’s something about the ocean air and summer sand that makes the beach a favorite locale for so many people…

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Part competition and part festival, the Buddy Pelletier Memorial Longboard Classic takes over the strand near the Oceanana Pier July 25-26, for a family-friendly match up for all age groups.

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The long days of summer are finally here. With school behind them, youngsters and adults are now stretching their weary legs and venturing out into the great outdoors for a little rest and relaxation. But as we burst out of our shell and start enjoying all the amenities of living along the C…