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Southport Museum & Visitor Center in the Garrison House at Fort Johnston

Southport Museum & Visitor Center in the Garrison House at Fort Johnston

Southport, NC – A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Friday, June 29th for the Fort Johnston – Southport Museum & Visitor Center in the Garrison House at Fort Johnston. The Museum/Center features displays on the life, culture and industry in Southport. It is part of the City of Southport Department of Tourism & Economic Development (TED) in cooperation with the Southport Historical Society. The Southport Museum & Visitor Center opened over the holiday weekend and within 4 hours had greeted 300 people according to Cindy Brochure, Director, City of Southport TED.  

Civil War scenes through the Lens of the Magic Lantern

Civil War scenes through the Lens of the Magic Lantern

MANTEO - A Civil War photography presentation will be held on Saturday, July 14, in the Meeting Room at Roanoke Island Festival Park from 2-3 p.m. Jointly hosted with Outer Banks History Center, it will feature Civil War historian, Dennis Schurr. The event is free and open to the public. The Civil War is the first photo-documented American war, but there were also many artists who created imagery that continues to inform our view of the War Between the States.  Schurr will pull from his personal collection of hundreds of glass plate negatives to show scenes from the Civil War throughout the nation, many of which are hand-painted images derived from photographs of the time. He will also share some rarely-seen […]

Next Installment of African American Lecture Series Comes to Tryon Palace July 19

Next Installment of African American Lecture Series Comes to Tryon Palace July 19

NEW BERN – On Thursday, July 19, Tryon Palace hosts LeRae Umfleet as she presents her lecture “Differing Views, NC Women on the Homefront 1860 – 1865.” The lecture is at 7:00 p.m. in the North Carolina History Center’s Cullman Performance Hall, 529 S. Front Street in New Bern. Admission is free. Learn about the various experiences of North Carolina women during the Civil War by hearing the stories of coastal women in comparison to the experiences of their piedmont and mountain counterparts. The experiences of African American women such as Elizabeth Keckly and Mary Jane and Sarah Connor of New Bern will be highlighted. LeRae S. Umfleet is chief of collections management for the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. She […]

Tango! The Song! The Dance! The Obsession!

Tango! The Song! The Dance! The Obsession!

Raleigh, NC – Tango pianist William McNeill spreads the joy of Argentine tango by exploring its exotic allure. During the free program Tango! The Song! The Dance! The Obsession! on Wednesday, July 25, at 12:10 p.m. at the North Carolina Museum of History, he will give a brief history of tango and dance, complemented by piano performances of classic tangos and dance clips from films of international tango shows. In addition to demonstrating the tango’s musical elements — pulse, rhythm and melody — McNeill will explain how tango involves not only the body, but also the soul. The pianist is a North Carolina Humanities Council Road Scholar. Tango! The Song! The Dance! The Obsession! will be presented in Daniels Auditorium […]

Museum of the Albemarle: First Friday Art Walk – August

Museum of the Albemarle: First Friday Art Walk – August

Elizabeth City, NC – Bring the family to the Museum of the Albemarle for First Friday Art Walk on Friday, August 3, 2012 from 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm. The Museum will be offering something for the entire family. Mr. Samuel Dixon will be signing his book “Stayin’ Put: Short Stories from Edenton” and Mrs. Lisa Winslow will be demonstrating the art of wool felting along with a hands-on activity. Mr. Dixon’s “Stayin’ Put: Short Stories from Edenton” is a collection of two dozen short stories of his life growing up and the events that shaped his life. The book will take readers from small town America back to a past that will allow them to relate some of their […]

Carolina Coast Surf Club Expo July 14, 2012

Carolina Coast Surf Club Expo July 14, 2012

Sullivan’s Island, SC – The Carolina Coast Surf Club and The Windjammer will host the first annual Expo and Board Swap at The Windjammer on the Isle of Palms, SC. The event will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2012 from 8 AM to 6 PM. The event is designed to bring together the surf community, support local businesses, and to introduce our local surf sports to the public. This is a family event and will include free lessons (registration required) in Surfing and Stand Up Paddle Boarding. Among the attendees will be Chris Dixon, author of “Ghost Wave“. Chris will be signing books during the day will and present a film documentary at 4 PM. Joseph Tormarchio and Shane Lasby, […]

“Larry’s Country Diner” Celebrates 100 Episodes!

“Larry’s Country Diner” Celebrates 100 Episodes!

July Lineup Hotter Than A Firecracker! Lip-Smackin’, Toe-Tappin’ Spontaneous Good Times at One of RFD’s Top-Rated Shows Nashville, TN – There may only be eighteen tables at “Larry’s Country Diner,” but it serves 1.4 million people each and every month as one of the top-rated shows on the RFD-TV network. The diner is not your ordinary restaurant, but rather a unique down-home variety show that in just over two short years has become a favorite “eatery” of country fans everywhere. Cornbread and black-eyed peas only complement the heapin’ helpin’ of country music performances served up by the stars of yesterday and today.  Larry’s Country Diner celebrates its 100th episode and continues to fans and garner national attention (with an upcoming […]

“Second Generations” to Air In July On RFD-TV

“Second Generations” to Air In July On RFD-TV

Country’s Family Reunion Continues to Document the Songs and Stories of Country Music’s Legendary Family Nashville, TN – When it comes to country music, it is hard to find a show that does a better job of documenting the legendary family tree than Country’s Family Reunion. The series “Second Generations” brings together the children of country music legends such as Marty Robbins, Conway Twitty, Faron Young, Tammy Wynette, George Jones, Roger Miller, Johnny Russell, Hank Williams, Dottie West, to share stories and the songs their parents made famous. Excerpts from “Second Generations,” will return by popular demand to RFD-TV throughout the month of July and will feature appearances by the Michael Twitty (son of Conway Twitty), Robyn Young (son of […]

Hank Williams, Jr’s New Album “Old School, New Rules” Out July 10

Hank Williams, Jr’s New Album “Old School, New Rules” Out July 10

NATIONAL MEDIA PUSH WITH CBS THIS MORNING’S SECOND CUP CAFE & FOX News Channel’s HUCKABEE Hank Jr featured in Walmart Soundcheck Series NASHVILLE, TN – Hank Williams, Jr. is set to receive a wave of national media attention surrounding the release of his new studio album, Old School, New Rules on July 10 (Blaster Entertainment/Bocephus Records). Look for performances from Hank on CBS This Morning’s “Second Cup Café” on Saturday, July 7 in the 8 am ET hour as well as FOX News Channel’s “Huckabee” this Saturday, July 7 at 8 pm ET (and a repeat on Sunday) where he’ll perform his current single, “That Ain’t Good.” CMT debuts Hank’s “Live from Nashville” on Monday, July 9, GAC speaks to […]

Report from China: Recent graduate updates U.S. State Department experience

Report from China: Recent graduate updates U.S. State Department experience

Amanda Slowikowski, Nighthawk News editor-in-chief for 2011-2012, is spending six weeks in China with the U.S. State Department as a part of  the National Security Language Initiative for Youth program. Slowikowski will be sending email updates about her trip to us here.  Keep up with what she’s doing and what she’s learning. This is the email we received today (July 3). So I’m in China and everything is great here. Getting here on the other hand was a different story. My flight itenerary to D.C. was from Norfolk to New York to D.C. It makes no sense, but that was what they gave me so I went with it. So my flight from Norfolk to NY was delayed for 2 hours […]