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Old Theater’s Friday Flicks Presents NEBRASKA

Old Theater’s Friday Flicks Presents NEBRASKA

YOU’VE WON A MILLION DOLLARS!     ORIENTAL, NC Oct. 10, 2014 – We’ve all received the letter. But alcohol-addled Woody Grant (Bruce Dern) is convinced that he really is a winner, and believes he must travel to Lincoln, Nebraska to collect his Sweepstakes prize.   What follows is the odyssey that Grant, accompanied by his son (played by Will Forte), undertakes in search of his delusional dream. Nebraska (2013) is presented in black and white, and has received numerous honors.   Among its nominations and awards, Nebraska was included in the American Film Institute’s Top Ten Films of the Year; it received six Oscar and five Golden Globe Award nominations; and Dern and Forte won Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor respectively […]

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 […]

North Carolina State Budget Causes Concerns for Tryon Palace

North Carolina State Budget Causes Concerns for Tryon Palace

RALEIGH, NC July 9, 2014 – Uncertainty clouds North Carolina’s first state capitol. Negotiations are underway between the House and the Senate for funding of Tryon Palace and the North Carolina History Center. Senate budget leaders did not include adequate funding for Tryon Palace relative to the House and Governor’s versions. Specifically, the House budget included an allocation of $400,000 to the $100,000 previously budgeted for Tryon Palace, the minimum needed to keep the Palace and the complex open to the public at current service levels. The Governor’s proposed budget gave Tryon Palace $520,000. “Tryon Palace is truly one of North Carolina’s gems that helps preserve and present a significant part of our state’s history to a wide range of […]

Fairfield Harbour Helps Residents Prepare For Hurricane Season With Workshop On June 19

Fairfield Harbour Helps Residents Prepare For Hurricane Season With Workshop On June 19

Local Boating And Golf Community To Host “BRACE For The Storm” And Present Information On Preparing For And Recovering From Hurricane Damage NEW BERN, NC June 18, 2014 – Fairfield Harbour, a residential boating and golf community located 15 minutes from historic New Bern, has announced it will host a free, online hurricane preparedness workshop by the Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies (BRACE) titled “BRACE for the Storm” on Thursday, June 19 at 6 p.m. The workshop is designed to prepare homeowners for hurricanes and the potential resulting damage on their homes. In addition, attendees will also learn how to save money on the windstorm portion of their homeowner’s insurance. According to the State of Climate Office of North […]

July 4th Celebrations at N.C. Historic Sites and Museums

July 4th Celebrations at N.C. Historic Sites and Museums

RALEIGH, NC June 18, 2014 – A few N.C. State Historic Sites and museums are open July 4th with special observations. Plan your special day, or add an event to your vacation beach week at some of these destinations in the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. East Roanoke Island Festival Park, Manteo. USAF Heritage of America Concert. The U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band will perform patriotic standards in the Outdoor Pavilion. The Town of Manteo will provide fireworks. Concert at 8 p.m.; fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m. Free. Historic Halifax, Halifax. Independence Day Celebration. Celebrate 238 years of independence in the town where the spirit of independence was born with the Halifax Resolves in April […]

Palace Offers Weekend of Free Gardens, Heritage Plant Sale, and Pottery Fest

Palace Offers Weekend of Free Gardens, Heritage Plant Sale, and Pottery Fest

Garden Lovers Weekend Spans April 11-13 NEW BERN, NC March 5, 2014 – Tryon Palace brings spring into full bloom with Garden Lovers Weekend, held April 11-13. Free garden admission will be offered all weekend, while the Heritage Plant Sale is limited to April 11-12, and the 6th annual East Carolina Pottery Festival will only be held on April 12. Enjoy more than 14 acres of Tryon Palace gardens for free during Garden Lovers Weekend. Visitors will see the splendor of tulips and spring blooms across the Palace gardens, which include the Kitchen Garden and the Latham Memorial Garden. All gardens will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 6 p.m. […]

Vincent Colyer, Freedmen’s Friend

Vincent Colyer, Freedmen’s Friend

RALEIGH, NC March 31, 2014 – On March 31, 1862, Vincent Colyer was appointed Superintendent of the Poor for the Union’s Department of North Carolina. Stationed in the occupied town of New Bern, Colyer immediately set about employing African Americans as skilled laborers to work on fortifications for the town. He managed to have three sets of earthworks constructed during his brief tenure. Colyer set up schools to educate the African Americans, but ran afoul of Edward Stanly, who was serving as the military governor of North Carolina. Stanly was under orders to restore North Carolina to the Union as it was before the Secession movement, and in Stanly’s view that meant that educating blacks was illegal. Colyer successfully appealed […]

Gen. Ambrose Burnside and the Fall of New Bern, 1862

Gen. Ambrose Burnside and the Fall of New Bern, 1862

RALEIGH, NC Mar. 14, 2014 – On March 14, 1862, the Battle of New Bern was fought. The Battle was second of three major engagements in an expedition led by Union Gen. Ambrose Burnside. The first was at Roanoke Island in early February. After capturing the Island and securing the region, Burnside set his sights on New Bern, a strategic port. The advance on New Bern was a strategic success and provided a boost to Burnside’s reputation. He threw all available resources into the effort. Leaving a single brigade to guard Roanoke Island, Burnside’s fleet sailed on March 11, stopping at Hatteras where they were joined by an additional 13 gunboats, amassing a combined force of 11,000 men. On March […]

Palace Opens New Exhibit, Hosts Encampment during Civil War Weekend

Palace Opens New Exhibit, Hosts Encampment during Civil War Weekend

Activities Held March 15-16 at Academy Museum, Historic Homes, N.C. History Center NEW BERN, NC Mar. 7, 2014 – Discover the impact the Civil War had on American families as Tryon Palace brings the 1860s back to life during “Civil War Weekend: A Family Divided.” Held March 15-16, Civil War Weekend includes a military encampment, cannon drills, take-home crafts, special tours, and the grand opening of a new Civil War exhibit at the Academy Museum entitled, “Face to Face: Civil War Sketches and Stories.”   “This year, I think Civil War Weekend is bringing a level of excitement to the Academy Museum that we haven’t seen in several years,” said Philippe Lafargue, acting director for Tryon Palace. “We have activities […]

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