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This Week on Pleasure Island (8-6-2012 to 8-12-2012)

This Week on Pleasure Island (8-6-2012 to 8-12-2012)

Carolina Beach, NC – 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 on joining us for Thursday nights’ FREE concert on August 9th from 6:30 until 9:30 featuring Emily Minor. North Carolina native, Emily Minor, is the fresh new face of country music. Starting out in Greenville, NC in local college bars, Emily developed her love for the stage, live music, and bright lights. “Singing to me is more like a need to live. It’s not a hobby, it’s a way of life. It’s the only way of life for me,” she says. Growing up, Emily sang the National […]

SECU Members Bring North Carolina Symphony to Students and Communities Across the State!

SECU Members Bring North Carolina Symphony to Students and Communities Across the State!

RALEIGH — Supporting the arts as part of its education-focused initiatives, State Employees’ Credit Union (SSECU) members via the SECU Foundation, have provided the North Carolina Symphony with $140,000 in funding for a new 28-foot insulated v…

BMW Group Add One More Model to Its Electric Vehicle Line Up For London 2012

BMW Group Add One More Model to Its Electric Vehicle Line Up For London 2012

BMW, Official Automotive Partner to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, is keeping the Games moving with a range of fully electric vehicles as part of the fleet. The 160 BMW 1 Series ActiveE models and 40 MINI E’s are being used for many duties including shuttling athletes and officials within the Olympic Park and surrounding Games sites. They also helped support elements of the Olympic Torch Relay convoy on its journey around the UK and will do so similarly for the Paralympic Torch Relay.   Today, BMW is proud to introduce another critical electric vehicle to the Olympic and Paralympic fleet: the Mini MINI. This specially developed and designed radio controlled electric car will be used on the […]

September Programs at North Carolina Museum of History

September Programs at North Carolina Museum of History

Raleigh, NC – Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month during a lively festival, join programs related to the exhibit Real to Reel: The Making of Gone with the Wind (opening Aug. 31), and experience more at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. September programs bring something for all ages. The Sept. 29 fun-filled family event ¡Celebración! will feature music and dance performances by Latino groups, craft and cooking demonstrations, and children’s activities. Best of all, it’s free. Speaking of free, see the film Gone with the Wind on Sept. 8. Come back on Sept. 23 for an insightful lecture about the “Old South” and American popular culture. Take advantage of September’s offerings at the N.C. Museum of History. Programs are free […]

Award-Winning Craftsman: Pine Needle Baskets

Award-Winning Craftsman: Pine Needle Baskets

As part of the statewide 2nd Saturdays series, the N. C. Museum of History in Raleigh will feature craftsman Bill Newman, who creates baskets, bowls and other items from pine needles. Watch him at work during a drop-in program on Saturday, Aug. 11, fro…

Former Gamecocks Prepare To Compete At London Olympics

Former Gamecocks Prepare To Compete At London Olympics

Three South Carolina track and field alumnae will begin their quests for Olympic gold at the start of the week as the athletics portion of the London Games begins. Lashinda Demus and Jason Richardson will compete as individuals for the United States in…

Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission Meeting in Wilmington

Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission Meeting in Wilmington

RALEIGH — The four state Gullah Geechee Heritage Corridor Commission will meet on Friday, Aug. 17, in Wilmington.  The 10 a.m. meeting will convene at the International Longshoreman’s Association 1426 Hall, 1305 South Fifth St.  The publ…

2nd Saturdays at Tryon Palace – A Great Day Trip or Vacation Stop

2nd Saturdays at Tryon Palace – A Great Day Trip or Vacation Stop

Tryon Palace will provide a great destination for families on the go this summer with its final “2nd Saturdays” summer program of 2012 on Aug. 11. The theme at Tryon Palace in New Bern, North Carolina is “The Athens of North Carolina.”  In the…

Wooden Boats of North Carolina featured in Maritime Museum Program

Wooden Boats of North Carolina featured in Maritime Museum Program

SOUTHPORT – From Core Sounder skiffs to sharpies, learn about traditional wooden boats of the Lower Cape Fear in an upcoming Third Tuesday Program offered by the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport.   As part of the Museum’s free monthly lecture series, the event will be held at the Southport Community Building on Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 7-9 p.m.   Local boat builders and boat captains will discuss types of work boats and the men who worked them. Photographs and boatbuilding tools will also be on display.   “For the people living along the coast of North Carolina from the 1700s to the early 1900s, wooden boats played a major role in their lives and livelihood. Many people in […]

2nd Saturdays event at NC Maritime Museum at Southport – UPDATED

2nd Saturdays event at NC Maritime Museum at Southport – UPDATED

SOUTHPORT – The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport showcases authentic North Carolina culture and heritage on Saturday, Aug. 11, in this year’s popular summer series “2nd Saturdays.” The theme for the final 2nd Saturdays event for 2012 is “Original Inhabitants of the Cape Feare.” Discover Southport’s “locals” from prehistoric to the present.  Hold a giant shark’s tooth in your hand and imagine C. megladon plying the waters of Southport’s coast as a giant eating machine. Learn of a land and waters where Native American culture speaks to us. Hear net makers and shrimpers share their stories.   Author and historian Jack Fryar will offer a lecture, “The First Locals: Native Americans and Colonial Settlements along the Lower Cape Fear.” […]