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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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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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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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On the first Wednesday of each month, an unmistakably rare group of people can be found meeting on the second floor of the Webb Library in downtown Morehead City. Budgets and minute-taking aren’t the primary focus at this gathering, but rather the search for knowledge about outer space – sta…

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Take a run or walk down the Beaufort waterfront for a good cause this month. For more than 35 years, runners, walkers and baby joggers have helped raise money for scholarships for high school seniors throughout Carteret County with the Historic Beaufort Road Race. Sponsored annually by the B…

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One of Bogue Banks most beloved events returns to the Oceana Pier in Atlantic Beach this summer. The Buddy Pelletier Memorial Longboard Classic takes over the seashore July 28-29, luring amateurs and professionals alike for a little friendly competition in a variety of categories. Annually, …

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Sun, sand, music – the magical recipe for a perfect day along the Crystal Coast. And thankfully to an array of outdoor music series, there are plenty of opportunities to put those ingredients into the blender. Few things are as ideal as sitting next to the water, a warm breeze rippling up of…

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With so many different places to catch the fireworks along the Crystal Coast, it’s best to plan ahead. From concerts to parades, there’s plenty to do leading up to the main event, spectacular fireworks.

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Volunteers are sought to meet with staff from the NC Coastal Federation and Hammocks Beach State Park for an organized clean-up of Jones Island, a small island in the White Oak River. In addition to picking up trash, volunteers will also record data on the types and quantities of debris coll…

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Are your running shoes, kayaks and paddle boards ready for the 11th annual Kayak for the Warriors events? The events comprise a major fundraiser for Hope for the Warriors, an organization whose mission is to help those warrior heroes who have sacrificed so much.

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White Oak Shores Camping and RV Resort is hosting the spring White Oak Shores Bluegrass Festival on Friday and Saturday April 28-29. The campground, located at 400 Wetherington Landing Road in Stella on the White Oak River.

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Ever wonder what it would be like to spend a night at Tryon Palace? Well, now is your chance! Lanterns on the Lawn brings guests to camp on the South Lawn for a family-friendly sleepover complete with s'mores and sing-a-longs.

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From 9am to 4pm on Saturday, April 21 the Beaufort Historic Site will kick off the spring season with its annual Publick Day sale on the grounds at 130 Turner St. The site will transform into an open-air marketplace, welcoming visitors to explore the vast array of goods and items for sale fr…

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The 29th annual Lookout Rotary Spring Road Race is scheduled for Saturday, April 28. Expect the same family fun atmosphere to prevail at the Morehead City Train Depot. The event offers a variety of races for all fitness levels on varying courses.

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Alright, folks, it's that time again. Grab your earplugs and start making plans to spend a day on the tarmac at Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station. The biennial air show and open house runs Friday through Sunday, May 4-6, with the aim of breaking the last events's record of more than 200,…

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Due to the overwhelming response to last year’s half-marathon, Emerald Isle presents its first full marathon this month. This year’s event is planned for Saturday, March 10, beginning and ending at the Western Ocean Regional Access. The event includes the full 26.2-mile marathon course; a 13…

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Ready for a great fishing year? Tickets are on sale now for the Fisherman's Post Hands On Saltwater Fishing School, set to take over the Crystal Coast Civic Center on Saturday, Feb. 24.

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Daring enough to brave the cold? Take a plunge in the Atlantic Ocean for a good cause. The annual Penguin Plunge begins at 1pm on Monday, Jan. 1 at the Atlantic Beach Circle. Water temperature is generally in the 50s – a perfect way to get the blood flowing for the year ahead.

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Beginning Sept. 9, hikers from all over will be able to walk through the North River Wetlands Preserve in eastern Carteret County, managed by the NC Coastal Federation, as part of their journey along the statewide Mountains-to-Sea Trail.

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On Saturday, Aug. 12, join the NC Coastal Federation and Second Wind Eco Tours for a kayak and yoga trip to Jones Island. The adventure runs from 9am to noon.