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NC Marine Debris Symposium News: Fall 2014
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NC Marine Debris Symposium News: Fall 2014

Marine debris is a problem that continues to grow.  Our waterways and oceans are constantly polluted with a wide variety of marine debris ranging from polystyrene trays and plastic bags to derelict fishing equipment and abandoned boats. Marine life, such as several Fish species, Whales, Sharks, Sea Turtles, and Birds have been known to ingest marine debris or become entangled in marine debris, which may lead to injury, intestinal blockage, and death.  Marine debris is an Eastern North Carolina concern not only because of the threats to our native wildlife, our ecosystem and our own health, but it also washes up on beaches and shorelines degrading the environment, and effecting our local economy and tourism. Local cooperation and regional partnership is needed to create public awareness while developing ways to […]

New Hanover residents near Brunswick Nuclear Plant to receive KI tablets

New Hanover residents near Brunswick Nuclear Plant to receive KI tablets

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC Nov. 3, 2014 – New Hanover County public health officials will provide free potassium iodide, or KI, tablets to New Hanover County residents who live within the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) of the Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant this week. The new KI tablets will be distributed beginning Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Carolina Beach Town Hall, located at 1121 N. Lake Park Blvd. in Carolina Beach, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Residents are reminded that following this special distribution event, the health department will continue to make KI available at no charge to EPZ residents at the health department during normal business hours. KI is an over-the-counter medication that can protect the thyroid gland if […]

Two Blues Icons Double Headline at 21st Annual Seafood Blues and Jazz Festival

Two Blues Icons Double Headline at 21st Annual Seafood Blues and Jazz Festival

The Robert Cray Band & Delbert McClinton double-headline Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival KURE BEACH, NC Sept. 24, 2014 – Picture yourself this October in a serene coastal setting being entertained by cool jazz and hot blues. All this and more awaits visitors during the 21st annual Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival, October 11-12, at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area near Kure Beach. This year’s musical lineup is double the fun with two renowned blues headliners: The Robert Cray Band and Delbert McClinton. As if that’s not enough, more than a dozen more local and regional jazz and blues artists are also scheduled to perform–not to mention the seafood, vendors, and kids’ activities. For […]

Wilmington Artist Harriet M. Forbis selected 2014 Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival Poster Contest Winner

Wilmington Artist Harriet M. Forbis selected 2014 Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival Poster Contest Winner

CAROLINA BEACH, NC Sept. 15, 2014 – This year’s Artist for the 21st Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival is Wilmington artist Harriet M. Forbis with her New Orleans Jazz-inspired tuba performer with a glow in his rainbow-cloaked eyes. Harriett states that on a 2010 venture to the Delta City of New Orleans, she came across a unique and sizable performer at Café Du Monde that inspired this wonderfully kaleidescoped rainbow piece entitled “Jazz: The Soul of New Orleans”. Harriet is a former resident of Winston-Salem, NC and relocated to southeast North Carolina three years ago. Harriet worked for the State of North Carolina as a teacher of children with disabilities and as a consultant with the North […]

This Week on Pleasure Island (Aug. 18-24, 2014)

This Week on Pleasure Island (Aug. 18-24, 2014)

CAROLINA BEACH, NC August 18, 2014 – As the summer approaches Labor Day, 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 August 14th from 6:30 until 9:30 featuring a mix of contemporary music performed by LYNNE AND THE WAVE And don’t forget to stay for our fantastic DOUBLE Fireworks show at 9:00 pm (weather permitting). Come join your family and friends at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk for a night of FREE fun, music and fireworks. The following night, the Town of Kure Beach in conjunction with the Pleasure Island Chamber […]

Call for Artists – Seafood Blues and Jazz Poster Contest (Deadline 9-8-14)

Call for Artists – Seafood Blues and Jazz Poster Contest (Deadline 9-8-14)

CALL FOR ARTISTS 21st Annual Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival Call For Artists (PDF form download ) KURE BEACH, NC August 17, 2014 – Time is growing short, but there is still time to submit your entry for your vision to convey B L U E S   & J A Z Z, in an outstanding artistic form. We hold a Poster Design Contest to allow the artist within to express the Seafood Blues & Jazz feel, the BUZZ, the modaz. Do you have an idea that you need to get down on paper?   Is there a creative doodle that just will not leave your mind? Take a few minutes and review the Entry Form and requirements, and sign […]

This Week on Pleasure Island (Aug. 11-17, 2014)

This Week on Pleasure Island (Aug. 11-17, 2014)

CAROLINA BEACH, NC August 12, 2014 – As the summer approaches Labor Day, 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 August 14th from 6:30 until 9:30 featuring the hard-driving, country-inspired sounds of the DREW SMITH BAND. And don’t forget to stay for our fantastic DOUBLE Fireworks show at 9:00 pm (weather permitting). Come join your family and friends at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk for a night of FREE fun, music and fireworks. The following night, the Town of Kure Beach will sponsor The Friday Variety Entertinmant with Rock Popera […]

This week on Pleasure Island (Aug. 3 to Aug. 10, 2014)

This week on Pleasure Island (Aug. 3 to Aug. 10, 2014)

All together now – NO MORE RAIN….NO MORE RAIN! CAROLINA BEACH, NC August 4, 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 August7th from 6:30 until 9:30 featuring the contemporary country sounds of 40 EAST. And don’t forget to stay for our fantastic DOUBLE Fireworks show at 9:00 pm (weather permitting). Come join your family and friends at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk for a night of FREE fun, music and fireworks. The following night, the Town of Kure Beach will sponsor our 4th FREE Summer Concert at Ft. […]

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 […]

Exclusive North Carolina Civil War 150th Anniversary Bus Tour Oct. 24-25

Exclusive North Carolina Civil War 150th Anniversary Bus Tour Oct. 24-25

RALEIGH, NC July 24, 2014 – From the massive amphibious attack on Fort Fisher, the largest by American forces until World War II, to the 6,000 acre battlefield at Bentonville to the site of the largest surrender of the Civil War at Bennett Place, participants in an exclusive, behind-the-scenes Civil War Sesquicentennial Bus Tour will learn details about key North Carolina Civil War sites Oct. 24-26. Pre-eminent Civil War historian Mark Bradley will be the on-bus guide. Spaces are expected to go quickly. The reservation deadline is Sept. 29 and can be made at www.ncdcr.gov/CivilWarTour. The special tour is the ideal precursor to the concluding programs in the 150th anniversary of the Civil War during the grand finale events of North […]

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