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Sneads Ferry, a quaint seafood village, is most famous for its main catch, shrimp, and each year it brings in more than 385 tons of this popular crustacean. Each year, in an effort to celebrate and honor local fishermen and the seafood industry, the Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival attracts shri…

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For the maker of MoonPies, the highlight of the product’s100-year anniversary celebration was the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017.

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World War I had a dramatic impact on the soft drink industry in North Carolina. The war years presented a hardship to Pepsi-Cola but opened a window of opportunity for Cheerwine.

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Beaufort Wine and Food celebrates its fifth annual Oyster Roast at Beau Coast, off of Lennoxville Road, from 2-5pm on Saturday, Nov. 3.

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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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Collards are a staple in the Southern states, especially during the fall. While they have made many a child turn their nose up a time or two, the thick, dark green leaves have a flavor we tend to grow in to. Perhaps it’s the more mature approach to our diet that comes with age, or the pull t…

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Fall in North Carolina can only mean one thing – apple season. For many families, an annual trek to the rolling hills of Henderson County to reap the bounty of the harvest has become a tradition, even for those who live on the coast.

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Fact 1: We all want to look good naked. Fact 2: Eating healthy is an important, if not the most important, factor in achieving this goal. Contrary to popular belief, you can’t out exercise a poor diet. So while eating healthy sounds great in theory it is often difficult to put into practice,…

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An artisan cheese industry is beginning to emerge throughout the South.

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The annual NC Chili Festival be held on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20 in Havelock, and has a long history of raising funds to give to local nonprofit organizations in the community.

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The annual Lobster Fest will take place at St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church in Indian Beach, 920 Salter Path Road, from 11:30am-3:30pm on Saturday, Oct. 13.

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Prepare to raise a glass Sept. 28-29 to mark Beaufort Wine and Food’s third annual craft beer festival, Beaufort’s Brewin. Due to the recovery effort following Hurricane Florence, the two-day festival, which normally features a variety of events, has been streamlined into two - a Pub Crawl o…

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Sweet tea is “the drink that puts the drawl in our speech and the pep in our step.”

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Tryon Palace and the Tryon Palace Foundation will be celebrating Eastern North Carolina’s best brews at Live and Local: Tryon Palace Beer Festival on from 5-9pm on Saturday, Aug. 18 at the NC History Center in New Bern. The event features local breweries, locally-owned food trucks and live m…

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One of the South’s favorite all-occasion foods is pimento cheese.

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The barbecue is tasty in the novel “The Girl Who Chased the Moon.” Emily Benedict, 17, has just moved from Boston to Mullaby, N.C., to live with her grandfather after the death of Emily’s mother.

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What started as a small annual festival has grown to offer culinary events throughout the year. The official Wine & Food Weekend, however, continues to be the organization's show stopper. Now offering a near-week of food centric events, the 2018 festival runs April 25-29 combining the pu…

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You may be taking care of your body, but are you taking care of your brain as well? The brain is vital for everyday functions, yet few pay close attention to it. Fifty-three percent of adults believe brain fitness can be improved a lot. But only 10 percent consider it a top priority compared…

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Seafood is a large part of coastal life – catching it, cleaning it, selling it in restaurants and local markets, shipping it west, taking tourists out to catch it for themselves – it’s a vibrant part of both the economy and normal daily life. According to statistics from the NC Division of M…

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Richard Chapman is a man with a history. Like many in the South, Chapman – a Sanford native who made his way to the Crystal Coast in the early 1990s – can trace his roots to the Civil War and beyond. While there are a variety of common threads through the decades, the one that Chapman hopes …

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Whether summer is in full swing, or the cooler temperatures of fall have crept through North Carolina, it’s always the best of times for the Crystal Coast. Beaufort native and restaurant owner Kyle Swain agrees and finds the positives no matter what the season. Either it’s the heat of summer…

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Clam chowder is one of those foods that few regions of the country can agree on. Where people do seem to agree, however, is that it is one of the best cold weather options for enjoying the savory local catch.

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As fall gives way to the cooler months the fruity cocktails we looked forward to during summer day trips to the Cape seem to fall to the wayside as we search for something a little more substantive. Instead of finding something refreshing to cool us down, we instead begin looking for somethi…

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Someone calculated that peanut butter can be found in more than 90 percent of all U.S. households. That percentage may edge up even higher in the Midwest, where a lot of peanut butter history has unfolded … and continues to do so.

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What is the common thread between King Louis XIV, a weathered fisherman called Clammerhead, an ecological crisis, a professor from UNC-Chapel Hill and aquaculture? Oysters. When Europeans arrived on our continent, oysters were known as the Kings of the Coast, a seemingly endless protein sour…

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The most obvious first impression of Emerald Isle eatery Caribsea – Fish Prime Raw is the view. From its third floor perch in the new Transportation Impact building on Crew Drive, expansive views of the ocean and the sound can be seen from just about every vantage point. It's hard to look aw…