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Civil War Sesquicentennial Photography Exhibit To Be Hosted by Edgecombe County Public Library in July

Civil War Sesquicentennial Photography Exhibit To Be Hosted by Edgecombe County Public Library in July

RALEIGH – The Civil War savaged lives yet secured the future of generations in North Carolina and the rest of the nation, and altered the course of American history. The injustices faced by African Americans were some of the most significant factors leading to the American Civil War (1861-1865). The fight for liberation is just one of many moving features of the “Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory: Civil War Sesquicentennial Photography Exhibit” which will visit the Edgecombe County Public Library in Tarboro from July 2-29. “The Civil War was the first war widely covered with photography,” explains Deputy Secretary Dr. Jeffrey Crow of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources.  “The Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory exhibit provides images of historic figures, artifacts, and […]

2nd Saturdays Fun July 14 at the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport

2nd Saturdays Fun July 14 at the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport

SOUTHPORT, NC – The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport will showcase authentic North Carolina culture and heritage on Saturday, July 14, in the second installment of the popular three-part summer program “2nd Saturdays.” The theme for July at the Museum is “Fort Johnston: A Civil War Story.”  Artists include: photographer Jeri Ward, photographer Melissa Gordon, watercolor artist Linda Carole  -  www.lindacorole.com, Turtle Track Pottery – Donna Michaux, musician P.D. Midgett, authors Sharon Claudette Smith and Sherry Monahan – book signing for “Southport,” crafter Don Fererro of B Carter Horn Works, knifemaker William Bisher of Black Turtle Forge – www.blackturtleforge.com, artist Donald Byrum, jewelry designer Kathleen Hoff and more.   The Museum will also offer Civil War-themed activities, such as: […]

Southport NC 4th of July Festival Naturalization Ceremony, 2012

Southport NC 4th of July Festival Naturalization Ceremony, 2012

Southport, NC – The Honorable Robert B. Jones, United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina at Wilmington will administer the Oath of United States Citizenship to 121 candidates, in a ceremony beginning at 4:00 PM on the Ft. Johnston Garrison House lawn on July 3, 2012.  The ceremony, the 16th annual event, is a significant part of the NC 4th of July Festival held annually in Southport, NC. This will be among the largest number of new citizens to participate in the Southport ceremony. The keynote speaker for this annual event will be Mr. Alfred Schnog, a Holocaust survivor from Cologne, Germany and frequent lecturer in North Carolina, and himself a naturalized United States Citizen. The new citizens represent […]

Onslow County Museum Opens 2012 Kids’ Discovery Gallery: “The Night Sky”

Onslow County Museum Opens 2012 Kids’ Discovery Gallery: “The Night Sky”

Onslow County, NC – The Onslow County Museum is pleased to announce the official opening of its 8th annual kids’ discovery gallery featuring “The Night Sky.” “This exhibit was created especially for our junior visitors,” says Museum Collections Manager – Patricia Hughey, “Each summer we install an exhibit with a different theme, and this year we chose to explore the night sky.” “The exhibit incorporates the Museum’s favorite four words,” says Hughey “Discover, Imagine, Connect, and Explore. We always want our visitors to approach the Museum with a sense of wonder and curiosity, and this exhibit is no different.” Visitors to the gallery will learn about the constellations that fill the evening sky. A special waddler-toddler station is for the […]

Camp Lejeune Celebrates Independence Day!

Camp Lejeune Celebrates Independence Day!

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC – Join us on July 4, 2012, as America celebrates its 236th birthday! Marine Corps Community Services will present the 4th of July Celebration on Wednesday, July 4, at 5 p.m. on W.P.T. Hill Field aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. This annual, family-friendly celebration is filled with pride, tradition and fun for all ages! This year’s celebration will include a variety of musical entertainment, children’s activities, inflatables and a fireworks display that will thrill the crowd! This year’s festivities include a performance by country singer Chris Cavanaugh. Showtime is 6 p.m. The Naturalization Ceremony to welcome the newest members of the United States begins at 7:30 p.m. The 4th of July Celebration also […]

First Flight students bring home 43 awards from NCSMA Institute in Chapel Hill

First Flight students bring home 43 awards from NCSMA Institute in Chapel Hill

From Staff Reports Winning a total of 43 awards, First Flight High School was one of the big winners in the state last week at the North Carolina Scholastic Media Association’s Summer Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Among the awards were three Tar Heels, making First Flight one of only two schools to accomplish this feat. The FFHS newspaper (Nighthawk News), Nighthawk News Online and the yearbook (Shorelines) each claimed a Tar Heel Award, NCSMA’s highest honor. It was the eighth straight year that Nighthawk News has won a Tar Heel Award. Seventeen FFHS students and adviser Robin Sawyer joined more than 280 students and teachers from across the state in Chapel Hill June 18-21 […]

The 19th Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival Present the Legendary Gregg Allman

The 19th Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival Present the Legendary Gregg Allman

Kure Beach, NC – The air is crisp, the nights are cool and the sky is blue – Welcome to Pleasure Island in the fall.  And there is no better way to bring in Autumn than to attend the 19th Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival on October 13th & 14th.  This years’ Festival brings 1995 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Blues Icon, the legendary GREGG ALLMAN to Pleasure Island.   In addition, there wil be fourteen other blues and jazz groups on two stages over the two day festival brought to you by Bryant Real Estate and the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area. GREGG ALLMAN will arrive on Pleasure […]

Morehead City Marlins Host Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina on June 27

Morehead City Marlins Host Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina on June 27

Local Wish Kids will attend Marlins home game against Team USA MORRISVILLE, N.C. (June 25, 2012)—Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina announced today that the Morehead City Marlins will host Wish Kids and their families during its home game against Team USA on Wednesday, June 27. The children, who all live in Eastern North Carolina, will have the opportunity to meet with players and staff from both the Marlins and Team USA prior to the game. The exhibition game is scheduled for 7:05 pm at Puck O’Neal Field at Big Rock Stadium.   “We’re honored to have these children and their families from Make-A-Wish Eastern NC join us for this special game,” said Marlins General Manager Christopher Marmo. “Their strength, determination and […]

Koka Booth Amphitheatre: Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

Koka Booth Amphitheatre: Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals Friday · October 19 · 8 p.m. Tickets on Sale Friday, June 29 @ 10 a.m. ~$25/Lawn/Pit/Reserved table seats Price increases to $27.50 Day of Show ~ Tickets can be purchased at Booth Amphitheatre (Tuesday- Friday, Noon – 6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.) or through etix.com. By phone call (800) 514-3849 Etix hours: Monday-Friday/ 9 a.m.-8 p.m. EST Saturday/10 a.m. – 8 p.m. EST & Sunday/12 p.m. – 8 p.m. EST For complete concert information go to www.boothamphitheatre.com or call (919) 462-2025.   Booth Amphitheatre is an SMG Managed Facility. About SMG Since 1977, SMG has provided management services to more than 22 public assembly facilities worldwide, including arenas, stadiums, theatres and […]

Battleship Blast: 4th of July Fireworks and Festivities at the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

Battleship Blast: 4th of July Fireworks and Festivities at the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

WILMINGTON, NC – Noted as Coastal Living’s 10 Spots to Celebrate the Fourth and recent recipient of Southeast Tourism Society’s award of Top 20 things to due in July, the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, U.S. Cellular and the City of Wilmington present the 2012, 16th Annual Battleship Blast Fireworks show sponsored by WECT TV-6 and 102.7 WGNI on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. The celebration will not disappoint and at 9:05pm the Battleship fireworks spectacular will begin. You don’t want to miss this year as the fireworks display will light up the skies of Wilmington. Starting at 5:00 the 4th of July Riverfront Celebration will begin in downtown Wilmington as the Street Fair kicks off the festivities. Entertainment will provided by L […]