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7th Annual Dragon Chili Cookoff in Oriental, NC

7th Annual Dragon Chili Cookoff in Oriental, NC

DRAGON CHILI COOKOFF!   ORIENTAL, NC Oct. 10, 2014 – This 7th Annual Dragon Chili Cookoff is fast approaching!   This year promises to be a great event, with at least twelve different teams making fabulous chilies. The Cookoff will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, October 18th, from 11:;00a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Oriental Marina and Inn, 103 Wall St., Oriental (in front of the Toucan Grill). Tickets are $10.00 per person, and are available at the event.   You will taste all the different chilies, and vote for your favorites.  Two prizes are awarded: one is determined by a group of judges in a blind taste test. The second prize, the coveted “People’s Choice Award,” is […]

What’s Happening This Weekend Across North Carolina?

What’s Happening This Weekend Across North Carolina?

Culture Around Every Corner: October 8-11 RALEIGH, NC Oct. 7, 2014 – A celebration of Revolutionary War music and dance in Halfiax, behind-the-scenes Battleship tours in Wilmington and a mountain militia muster in Weaverville are just a few of the opportunities for fun and discovery you’ll find this weekend with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. The fun and learning start Thursday when the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort hosts an informal lunchtime chat about a French merchant ship’s role in the American Revolution. Later that day, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City will give visitors a behind-the-scenes look at its 1888 steam-powered fire engine and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem will host a special screening of a series of films by […]

Blackbeard lands at the NC Maritime Museum for Beaufort Pirate Invasion

Blackbeard lands at the NC Maritime Museum for Beaufort Pirate Invasion

Blackbeard to land at NC Maritime Museum for annual pirate luncheon, activities BEAUFORT, NC July 30, 2014- Ahoy, Pirates! The North Carolina Maritime Museum offers a child (and parent) friendly zone for families visiting during Beaufort’s annual Pirate Invasion.   On Friday, August 8 and Saturday, August 9, the Museum offer additional programs and activities, most free of charge, for visitors to enjoy and get in the spirit of the Beaufort Pirate Invasion! These activities include a hunt for pirates, free tattoos, and the chance to meet the notorious Blackbeard himself! Starting on Friday, August 8 and running through Saturday, August 9, visitors will be able to participate in a scavenger hunt that will take them around Beaufort looking for pirates. […]

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 […]

What’s Happening This Weekend Across North Carolina

What’s Happening This Weekend Across North Carolina

Culture Around Every Corner: July 24-27 RALEIGH, NC July 24, 2014 – An exploration of 18th century beer in Statesville, a look at the view 20 feet from stardom in Raleigh and a lively concert of indie folk tunes in Winston-Salem are just a few of the opportunities for fun and discovery you’ll find this weekend with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. The fun starts Thursday at the coast, where the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras will help kids make sandcastle-themed crafts and host a talk on the Life-Saving Service with author Chip Marshall, as staff from the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh read kids a tall tale after taking a short tour of one of […]

2014 N.C. Waterfowl Conservation Stamp and Print Unveiled at Wildlife Festival

2014 N.C. Waterfowl Conservation Stamp and Print Unveiled at Wildlife Festival

WASHINGTON, NC Feb. 20, 2014 — Minnesota wildlife artist Scot Storm took top honors in the 2014 N.C. Waterfowl Conservation Stamp and Print Competition with his vivid portrayal of a pair of hooded mergansers. The acrylic painting will become the image on what is commonly referred to as the North Carolina duck stamp. It was unveiled earlier this month at the 19th Annual East Carolina Wildlife Arts Festival and the N.C. Decoy Carving Championships in Beaufort County during an evening preview reception. Signed and numbered regular edition prints with mint stamps of the winning portrait will be available from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s N.C. Wild Store, on July 1 for $145. Storm is no stranger to the N.C. Waterfowl […]

Fort Macon Garrisoned for Spanish-American War

Fort Macon Garrisoned for Spanish-American War

RALEIGH, NC Feb. 15, 2014 – On February 15, 1898, Charles L. Abernathy, editor of the Beaufort Herald-Dispatch, wrote to U. S. Senator Marion Butler to point out that North Carolina’s Fort Macon was “in a dilapidated condition with a lone sentry in charge of it.” “In the event of a naval engagement, [it] would be of easy access,” Abernathy wrote, continuing, “as you are aware our bar has from 18 to 20 feet of water and this port,” referencing Beaufort. He pointed out that other ports along the coast had received defense appropriations “while this one has for some reason been passed by unnoticed.” Ironically, that same night the battleship U.S.S. Maine exploded in Havana harbor under suspicious circumstances and became an important factor […]

Closings at North Carolina State Historic Sites and Museums for Feb. 11

Closings at North Carolina State Historic Sites and Museums for Feb. 11

RALEIGH, NC Feb. 11, 2014 – Due to adverse weather conditions, several N.C. State Historic Sites and museums within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources are operating on different schedules Feb. 11. They include: East CSS Neuse, Kinston – closes Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. Gov. Charles B. Aycock Birthplace, Fremont – closes Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras  N.C. Maritime Museum, Beaufort  Somerset Place, Creswell — closes Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. Tryon Palace, New Bern — closed Feb. 11 Central Bentonville Battlefield, Four Oaks — closes Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. Museum of the Cape Fear, Fayetteville  – closes Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. President James K. Polk Historic Site — closes Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. All other state historic sites and museums currently are on a normal schedule. Call ahead […]

Eastern NC Red Cross Prepares for Winter Storm

Eastern NC Red Cross Prepares for Winter Storm

Tips to Stay Safe during Winter Weather EASTERN, NC, Feb. 11, 2014 – As the southeast once again braces for winter storms, the Eastern NC Region of the American Red Cross is preparing to respond if needed.  Five teams of Red Cross shelter volunteers are on standby in the Cape Fear, Coastal Carolina and Onslow County Chapter areas in the event that shelters need to be opened.   Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) crews are also on standby to drive Red Cross disaster relief vehicles located in Wilmington, New Bern, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, and Elizabeth City.  These vehicles can be mobilized to transport and distribute food, drinks, and supplies into disaster affected areas when travel becomes safe. With several inches of snow […]

14th Annual Core Sound Decoy Festival Poster Contest

14th Annual Core Sound Decoy Festival Poster Contest

HARKERS ISLAND, NC January 30, 2014 – The Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild is excited to announce the 14th Annual Core Sound Decoy Festival Contest.  The Guild encourages local artists to submit artwork, that if chosen as the winning entry, will be used on Decoy Festival posters, advertising flyers, and apparel.  The featured decoy for 2014 is the Spotted Sandpiper Shorebird.  As is the custom, a cash prize of $250.00 will also be awarded to the winning artist. Packets containing contest rules and an application may be obtained by mail or e-mail beginning February 1st by calling Amie Talton at (252) 393-3792, or e-mailing Amie at amie_talton@yahoo.com.  Contest rules and applications may also be found online at www.decoyguild.com.  The deadline […]

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