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This week on Pleasure Island (July 28 – August 3, 2014)

This week on Pleasure Island (July 28 – August 3, 2014)

CAROLINA BEACH, NC July 28, 2014 – Pleasure Island has another great week of FREE activities for your vacationing and leisure-time fulfillment. There is always something for everyone on our little slice of paradise. Please plan to join us for Thursday nights’ FREE concert on July 31st from 6:30 until 9:30 featuring everyone’s favorite – THE MARK ROBERTS BAND. Already called one of the hottest bands in the Southeast, The Mark Roberts Band really brings it! MRB will take you there with an explosive audio visual production that is second to none. This team of seasoned musicians will bring energy and fun to your party, club or event stage. No matter if they’re playing their own music or playing a […]

A Pirate’s Exile:  Bussing across the U.S.A.
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A Pirate’s Exile: Bussing across the U.S.A.

San Diego, CA, July 27th, 2014-Crossing the country on a bus is something everyone should try to do more often. It’s a reasonably affordable way to actually see things. I rode the Greyhound from Wilmington, NC to Los Angeles, CA with a slight layover for Bonnaroo and a little Salem, VA vacation. You read about the festival previously and leaving the farm in Coffee County and the campsite was a pretty bittersweet moment for me. It was so much fun, you just wanted to go back and start over. Unfortunately, if you stick around after the music stops, it’s time to clean. I briefly considered trying to hitch a ride to LA or Denver from the festival but jumped into […]

Calling Artist for local Art on the Apron Event: Phlock to the Beach – a Buffett style Beach Blast

Calling Artist for local Art on the Apron Event: Phlock to the Beach – a Buffett style Beach Blast

Hosted by: Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce SOUTHPORT-OAK ISLAND AREA, NC July 25, 2014 – The Chamber of Commerce for the Southport-Oak Island area will host a long weekend of Jimmy Buffett-Style events August 22-24, 2014. Activities include pub tours throughout Southport and Oak Island, beach game tournaments and concerts. An annual festival, it is expected to draw many Buffett fans from across North Carolina and neighboring states. The fun begins with a local Parrot Head Pub & Grub Crawl on Friday, August 22nd. A new event for 2014, Art on the Apron allows artists to create one-of-a-kind art around the Phlock to the Beach Concert dance floor. Participating artists will receive two tickets to Saturday’s trop-rock beach concert […]

27th Annual Core Sound Decoy Festival – 2014: December 6th and 7th, Harkers Island, NC

27th Annual Core Sound Decoy Festival – 2014: December 6th and 7th, Harkers Island, NC

Hours: Saturday 9am -5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm. Admission: $8.00 daily, children under 12 free. Sunday is Youth Day, and all children under 18 will receive free admission and door prizes! HARKERS ISLAND, NC July 26, 2014 – The Core Sound Decoy Festival has been a coastal tradition since 1988. Festival events include antique decoy exhibits, retriever demonstrations, children’s decoy painting, educational exhibits, duck calling competitions, head whittling contest, and a live decoy auction. The decoy competition has many categories to suit nearly every carver, including IWCA Working Decoy, IWCA Gunning Shorebird, Canvas Decoy, Root Head, and the Duplin County Ducks Unlimited Competition (with a sizeable purchase award). There are also several youth divisions in the carving competition, and this […]

2nd Saturdays: Summer Fun Day!

2nd Saturdays: Summer Fun Day!

Saturday, August 9, 2014 10 a.m.–2 p.m. ELIZABETH CITY, NC July 22, 2014 – Wear your sunglasses and welcome summer with your beach blanket and a picnic on the Green. Join The Junior Docents at the Museum of the Albemarle beginning at 10 a.m. for a beach party where amateur DJs will play beach music while you try your steps on the dance floor. The limbo stick will test your flexibility! You might also make a toy sailboat and take part in other beach crafts. For more information concerning the event call 252-335-1453.   The Museum of the Albemarle is located at 501 S. Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC. (252)335-1453. www.museumofthealbemarle.com. Find us on Facebook! Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, […]

This Week on Pleasure Island (July 21 – July 27, 2014)

This Week on Pleasure Island (July 21 – July 27, 2014)

CAROLINA BEACH, NC July 21, 2014 – Pleasure Island has another great week of FREE activities for your vacationing and leisure-time fulfillment. There is always something for everyone on our little slice of paradise. Please plan to join us for Thursday nights’ FREE concert on July 24th from 6:30 until 9:30 featuring the famous Pop-Rock-Party Cover Band – JACK JACK 180. A banker, teacher, lawyer, and salesman roll up their sleeves to create a diverse blend of Rock, Pop , and Dance (and maybe even a little Country & Folk) music, . It’s a high energy surprise that you do not want to miss!! And don’t forget to stay for our fantastic DOUBLE Fireworks show at 9:00 pm (weather permitting). […]

Phlock to the Beach – August 22nd – 24th, 2014

Phlock to the Beach – August 22nd – 24th, 2014

Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce announces Schedule of Events for Phlock to the Beach – A Buffet Style Beach Bash 2014 Phlock to the Beach Schedule (PDF) SOUTHPORT-OAK ISLAND AREA, NC – The Chamber of Commerce for the Southport-Oak Island area will host a long weekend of Jimmy Buffett-Style events August 22-24, 2014. Activities include pub tours throughout Southport and Oak Island, beach game tournaments and concerts. An annual festival, it is expected to draw many Buffett fans from across North Carolina and neighboring states. The fun begins with a local Parrot Head Pub & Grub Crawl on Friday, August 22nd.   After a day of Oak Island beach games including corn hole and horse shoes on Saturday and […]

The American Red Cross calls on eligible donors with all blood types to help maintain a sufficient blood supply this summer

The American Red Cross calls on eligible donors with all blood types to help maintain a sufficient blood supply this summer

WILMINGTON, NC July 16, 2014 — The American Red Cross encourages all eligible blood donors to make an appointment to donate blood soon to help prevent a shortage. During the summer months, on average, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what is needed to meet the needs of patients. Vacations and summer activities are among the reasons regular donors may not find the time to give. But, patients don’t get a vacation from needing blood – the need is constant. As a national network, the Red Cross has a unique responsibility to help ensure blood is available for patients whenever and wherever it is needed. By donating blood or platelets through the Red […]

Operation North State’s 1st Annual Peer Fishin’ Festival

Operation North State’s 1st Annual Peer Fishin’ Festival

Fulfilling a Recreational Request (NC Coastal Fishing Outing) of NC’s Wounded Warriors and Disabled Veterans   WINSTON-SALEM, NC July 16 - Operation North State (ONS), its supporters and volunteers are calling on North Carolina’s People, Places, Products and Pride to help support the 1st Annual Peer Fishin’ Festival. The event will be held Friday, October 17 at Ocean Crest Pier on Oak Island. ONS is hosting  300 Wounded Warriors, Disabled Veterans and their respective caregivers and/or friends to a great day of pier fishing and friendships. According to Operational North State’s Founder/Volunteer, Terry Snyder, “For the past two years, ONS continued to receive requests from Wounded Warriors, Disabled Veterans and their respective caregivers to provide a coastal fishing event. In June, […]

Women’s Surfing Competition Returns to North Carolina

Women’s Surfing Competition Returns to North Carolina

Wahine Classic kicks off week of surf contests, camps WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC July 15, 2014 – On the shores of the nationally ranked surf town in some of the country’s cleanest ocean waters, more than 100 female surfers from New York to Florida will compete in shortboard, longboard and standup paddleboard heats during the Wahine Classic in Wrightsville Beach, Friday through Sunday, Aug. 15-17.   The quintessential surf town made National Geographic’s short list of America’s Last Best Beach Towns in its June/July 2014 issue. Also in June 2014, Wrightsville Beach was named by the Natural Resources Defense Council as one of its 35 Superstar Beaches for its clean ocean waters.   Wahine Classic organizers Jo Pickett of Crystal South […]