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Life in Eastern North Carolina can often be measured by the tide, the season and what fish are biting. But it can’t be all fun and games, can it? Well … maybe. For those days when sinking your toes in the sand simply isn’t on the agenda, it’s important to know that there are a variety of oth…

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As long as there have been vessels exploring the high seas, there has been a need for navigational guides around rugged or dangerous shoreline. Shallows, shoals and islands are often unseen hazards to seafaring crafts and man has long sought to protect ships in nearby waters.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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 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.

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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…

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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.

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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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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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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 ever-growing Ocean City Jazz Festival in North Topsail Beach celebrates a milestone in 2019. The annual fest, which turns 10, celebrates a decade of bringing cool jazz to the historic Ocean City Community Center with an expanded four-day event featuring musicians at the top of their art …

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Rarely do the towers go unnoticed by visitors – standing along the coastline like sentinels of an era long forgotten. Despite the battle scars from the elements endured, the towers remain strong and sturdy. They’re conversation starter for history buffs and puzzling clues to first time visit…

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Whether you’re a boating enthusiast or prefer to keep your feet on dry land, the 45th annual Wooden Boat Show has activities for you. The show, organized by the NC Maritime Museum, takes over Front Street in downtown Beaufort from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, May 4 and is the longest ongoing woo…

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Each May, locals and visitors alike anxiously await the Beaufort Music Festival, a free two-day celebration of great music, family fun, local eats and vendors, all staged on the waterfront in Beaufort. The Beaufort Music Festival, now in its 31st year, is organized and presented by the recen…

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Beaufort Wine and Food’s 15th annual signature event is set to take place April 24-28 featuring five days of tastings, seminar, dinners, live and silent auctions and more. Talent from around the world descends on Beaufort as guest chefs are paired up with some of the Crystal Coast’s best res…

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Emerald Isle has been the place to be when it comes to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Carteret County. The town’s annual festival draws more than 30,000 folks to the Emerald Plantation Shopping Center for a day of green splattered family fun. Planned this year for 9am-6pm on Saturday, Marc…