It would be so simple to say that Charleston is a perfect destination for foodies, a hotspot for shoppers, or even an ideal vacation for history buffs. The truth is Charleston checks so many boxes it is hard to define with a few simple words. Yes, it is all of the above – but it so much more…

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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.

North Carolina is truly one of the most visually beautiful states in the union. And while much of that beauty can be viewed from primary thoroughfares and country roads, even more is tucked away in our protected wilderness, free for all to see, yet not quite within reach of motorized vehicle…

Ready to add a little time at the field to your summer agenda? The Coastal Plain League’s Morehead City Marlins began its 2019 season at the end of May and the East Division schedule kicks off June 1 – just in time for locals and visitors to add a little baseball to their summer plans.

A pair of coastal legislators are pushing for the North Carolina General Assembly to chip in $10 million to help expand the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher, located at Kure Beach in New Hanover County, south of Wilmington.

We have been hitting the “value your health” speech hard lately. But that is how passionate we are about educating the public on ways to build lifelong health. Today’s topic is going one step further and building your health team.

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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The homes and gardens of the historic seaside village of Beaufort will open doors and swing back their gates for the 59th annual Old Homes & Gardens Tour on June 28-29. The annual tour, a fundraiser for the Beaufort Historical Association, features 13 of Beaufort’s beautiful private home…

The Swansboro Festival Committee along with the Town of Swansboro will host the annual Arts by the Sea festival on Saturday, June 8 in historic downtown Swansboro. Festival hours are 9am-5pm.

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…

The Carteret County Chamber of Commerce is now operating in “full summer mode,” according to Board Chair John Hagle. “We are reminding visitors, second home owners and all others that we are the ‘Official Chamber of Summer’ at the Crystal Coast.

It’s always dicey trying to predict what the North Carolina General Assembly is going to do, especially as summer approaches. As the temperatures rise outdoors, tempers also can flare up indoors in the legislative chambers.

When two or more business folks gather to talk about tourism on the Crystal Coast, just mention “early June weeks” and watch the frowns, the heads start shaking no, no, no slowly back and forth all while bemoaning, “it’s the prettiest weather of the summer and there is hardly anyone here!”

A floating island of plastic-laden trash “lives” east of North Carolina in the Sargasso Sea region in the Atlantic Ocean. Named the Atlantic Ocean Garbage Patch, it’s not as big as its Pacific Ocean cousin, but it poses the same serious health risk to animals, birds, other marine life and humans.

Colonial Williamsburg has cleared out the cows so its archaeologists can take a crack at Custis Square. The foundation hopes that underneath the grass its livestock has grazed on, it will find artifacts related to the volatile planter and one-time father-in-law to Martha Washington, John Cus…

“Carry your Green Book with you … you may need it.” is the cautionary tagline found on the front cover of the nearly three dozen issues of Victor Hugo Green’s “The Negro Motorist Green Book” (and later “The Negro Travelers Green Book”). At a glance, this caveat could be perceived as a thinly…

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Just about anyone who has taken a boat ride through the picturesque waters surrounding Down East Carteret County has spotted what is oft-referred to as the Big House on Davis Island. Since 1885 the Davis Island Hunt Club has had a looming presence, like a sentinel guarding the entrance to Ja…

A family-friendly event will help showcase the waterfront property designated as the site for the future home of the NC Maritime Museum in Beaufort.