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Centrally-located, Morehead City is home to a walk-worthy waterfront with a mixture of locally-owned shops, restaurants and nightspots. Famous for its boat-to-table seafood restaurants, including the Sanitary Restaurant which celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2013, Morehead City is a great …

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For 61 years, the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament has drawn droves of spectators and media to the Morehead City waterfront. Visitors and residents visit shops and restaurants downtown while waiting for an angler to catch the top prize, a blue marlin. While prizes are still awarded for game f…

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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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Are you ready to get amped! After Hurricane Florence devastated the area the always-popular NC Seafood Festival made the difficult decision to cancel this year's event. But the board of directors felt strongly about doing something to bring the community together.

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It's a balmy August evening on the patio at Floyd's 1921 and the sounds of laughter are wafting through the historic downtown Morehead City neighborhood. Perched on stools at the front of the 'L' shaped space are the contestants of "How Well do You Know Your Person" an hilarious game show re…

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Dr. John Hauser started his position as the fifth president of Carteret Community College (CCC) in July, coming to CCC from Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, where Hauser served as vice president of applied career technologies and Alleghany Center since 2011. He has spent 19 years in t…

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Any boat builder worth his or her salt can build a boat that floats. 

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Business is good at Geodynamics of Morehead City. It’s so good, the company recently purchased a second lot in the Crystal Coast Business Park, a 58-acre industrial park on the western edge of Morehead City. 

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On the corner of Bridges Street and Friendly Road in Morehead City, a market is growing and blooming into a local landmark. From the road it looks a bit like a barn, but from the parking lot it looks like a buzzing marketplace. Matt and Mindy Fitzpatrick are the dynamic duo behind The Friend…

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If you asked 10 people why they like to visit the Crystal Coast, no doubt 'fishing' would be mentioned at least eight out of 10 times. And the year's biggest fishing tournament is right around the corner.

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Anglers rarely need a reason to drop a line along the Crystal Coast – but when they're doing it for a cause it sure adds a new layer of enjoyment. The Reelin’ for Research Offshore Fishing Tournament, which benefits the NC Children’s Promise, a component of the NC Children’s Hospital in Chap…

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The 28th annual Lookout Rotary Spring Road Race is scheduled for Saturday, April 22. Expect the same family fun atmosphere to prevail at a new location this year – the Morehead City Train Depot. The road race offers a variety of different races for all fitness levels on varying courses and i…

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Celebrating a milestone this year, the Crystal Coast Boat Show returns to downtown Morehead City May 19-21. With additional dock space this year near Jaycee Park, the show has the ability to stretch out and accommodate a growing number of vessels, both on land and in the water. Which is grea…

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Fall is a favorite time of many along the Crystal Coast. Cooler temperatures, smaller crowds, award winning fishing and standout festivals are the earmarks of the shoulder season, and the NC Seafood Festival – which turns 30 this year – gets it all started Sept. 30-Oct. 2.

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Carteret Community College is set for growth in the year ahead thanks to $2.67 million from the state’s $2 billion Connect NC bond. The funds are joined by $2.2 million from the county and additional funds from the Carteret Community College Foundation to expand its hospitality and culinary …

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For 58 years, the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament has drawn droves of spectators and media to the Morehead City waterfront. Visitors and residents visit shops and restaurants downtown while waiting for an angler to catch the top prize, a blue marlin. While prizes are still awarded for game f…

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The Crystal Coast Boat Show, set to take over the downtown Morehead City waterfront May 21-22, is shaping up to have more boats, vendors, artists, vintage automobiles and entertainment than ever before.

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“Bite through the night” at the fourth annual Bites & Blues, 5-8:30pm on Saturday, April 2 on the Morehead City Waterfront.

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The Crystal Coast Hospice House annual Gingerbread Competition returns for the third year to the Crystal Coast Civic Center Dec. 11-13, with a whimsical wonderland of confection created by the community.

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A range of holiday plans are kicking into full gear in downtown Morehead City complete with a Christmas Artwalk, tree lighting, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus and the popular Chowder and Cheer Crawl.