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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.

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.

Bogue Banks & area property transfers as recorded at the Carteret County Register of Deeds office during March 2019.*

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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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.

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.

Here we are in the middle of Spring!! As I write this in March, I’m extremely happy that we, the Town of Pine Knoll Shores and you, put 1,200 trees in the ground during the first quarter of the year. That’s an average of 400 trees in the ground per month!

Are your kayaks and paddle boards ready for the 12th annual Kayak for the Warriors events? The annual race provides a great opportunity to get out and meet neighbors and makes new friends – while coming together for a good cause. All events benefit Hope for the Warriors, an organization whos…

May is always a beautiful month in Emerald Isle. We have many exciting events taking place in May. I am pleased to announce that the National Day of Prayer will be observed in Emerald Isle on Thursday, May 2nd at 12 noon. This year the event will be held around the flag pole at the Town Admi…

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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 9 at the Atlantic Beach Circle. The series offers 1-mile, 5K and 10K options and is open to all skill levels and all ages.

In the past year or so large portions of the Causeway have been sold or are for sale. There are other areas where the buildings are reaching the end of their useful life and, as such, are ripe for redevelopment. The Atlantic Beach Town Council recognized this as a once-in-a-generation opport…

Carteret County is a wonderful place with a beautiful coast, desirable climate and friendly people. It is a place where some have lived a lifetime, others visit and many, after a visit, return as quickly as they can to live, work or retire. They create new businesses, join existing businesse…