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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. […]

A Pirate’s Exile:  New England Rambling
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A Pirate’s Exile: New England Rambling

Dillon, CO, April 3, 2014- Coming into Fairhaven, Massachusetts, I wasn’t really sure what to expect.  I was staying with a cousin of mine that I hadn’t seen in about a decade.  We had a weekend to catch up.  My Grandma in Tampa originally hails from this part of the world and I wanted to get the opportunity to lay eyes on it.  After spending so much time in NY, having only a week in Massachusetts was definitely a call to reality and to the pace that I had set for myself.  This was a guerrilla visit with several stops in several different locations and I would have to maneuver well in order to do everything I wanted to. Massachusetts […]

Earth Fair OBX III

Earth Fair OBX III

ROANOKE ISLAND, NC April 2, 2014 – Celebrate this year’s Earth Day at the third annual OBX Earth Fair Saturday, April 26, at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute, 850 NC 345, in Wanchese. A number of local organizations team up to provide an afternoon of family fun, featuring lots of  hands-on activities throughout the facility and on surrounding grounds. The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island brings Enviroscape, an interactive model for demonstrating how water can become polluted when it travels over land, streets, yards and through storm drains. The model also points out how our personal actions can affect the health of our oceans, sounds and waterways. Earth Day features an ongoing speaker series by local professionals and a […]

NC Aquarium cake competition sweetens Earth Day celebration

NC Aquarium cake competition sweetens Earth Day celebration

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC March 31, 2014 – The Cakes for Conservation competition April 22 adds a sweet touch to the annual Earth Day Party for the Planet at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Bakers ages 5 and up are invited to express their philosophies in frosting and compete for cash prizes with confections that depict “Backyard Buddies” – amphibians, birds, snakes, turtles, insects and plants you might see from your deck or in your garden. There is no entry fee. Judges will be looking for creativity, taste, portrayal of the theme and use of local, organic and sustainable ingredients. Cash prizes to be awarded include $100 to the winner in the professional category; $50 for the […]

RiverDogs’ Opening Night to Feature Charleston’s Charm; Pregame Parade

RiverDogs’ Opening Night to Feature Charleston’s Charm; Pregame Parade

Charlie T. RiverDog Plans to Have Spectacular Entrance for the First Game of the Season presented by South Carolina’s Future Scholar 529 Program CHARLESTON, SC March 28, 2014 – New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra reportedly said that he loves home openers, whether they are at home or away. There’s no doubting that he’d love the home opener for the Charleston RiverDogs, the Class A affiliate of the 27-time World Series Champions Yankees. The RiverDogs opens the 2014 season on Monday, April 7, at 7:05 pm at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park against the rival Greenville Drive. “Opening Night is always a big night for us as it also signals the unofficial beginning of Spring and another […]

March 29 Lebanese Festival Postponed at Museum Due to Weather

March 29 Lebanese Festival Postponed at Museum Due to Weather

RALEIGH, NC March 29, 2014 – The outdoor festival Cedars in the Pines on the Plaza, scheduled for Saturday, March 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh, has been postponed due to the forecast of severe storms and strong winds. The event will be rescheduled, and a date will be announced in the near future. The event is co-sponsored by the Triangle Lebanese Association and the Khayrallah Program for Lebanese-American Studies at N.C. State University. For information about the N.C. Museum of History, call (919) 807-7900 or access www.ncmuseumofhistory.org or follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ or YouTube.

NCpedia Makes North Carolina History and Geography Available Online via the "North Carolina Gazetteer"

NCpedia Makes North Carolina History and Geography Available Online via the "North Carolina Gazetteer"

RALEIGH, NC March 28, 2014 – NCPedia and the N.C. Government and Heritage Library, in cooperation with the University of North Carolina Press, now make the entirety of “The North Carolina Gazetteer” available online through NCPedia at www.ncpedia.org. The free online encyclopedia features thousands of articles and resources about North Carolina culture and history. It is hosted by NC LIVE, and managed by the State Library of North Carolina’s Government and Heritage Library within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. “The North Carolina Gazetteer” is a dictionary of North Carolina’s geographical place names documenting their location, history and origins. First published by the UNC Press in 1968, it was compiled by noted North Carolina historian William S. Powell, Professor Emeritus […]

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Rick Hendrick and Ray Evernham Unveil Iconic Elvis Car That Will Be on Display at Charlotte Motor Speedway AutoFair Hosted by OldRide.com

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Rick Hendrick and Ray Evernham Unveil Iconic Elvis Car That Will Be on Display at Charlotte Motor Speedway AutoFair Hosted by OldRide.com

CHARLOTTE, NC March 25, 2014 – Icons from the worlds of NASCAR and music came together at Charlotte Motor Speedway Tuesday when Dale Earnhardt Jr., Rick Hendrick and Ray Evernham helped unveil one of Elvis Presley’s most prized vehicles, which will be on public display during the Charlotte Motor Speedway AutoFair hosted by OldRide.com, April 3-6. The car was unveiled after undergoing an extensive preservation to restore it to the condition it was in when Elvis last drove it in 1976. “It has never left Graceland®. It has been there in the auto museum in Graceland. This car has not been run in 25 years,” said Jack Soden, CEO of Elvis Presley Enterprises. “If we had fully restored it, it […]

Easter Bunny Express Rolls Out of the Transportation Museum April 12-13, 18-19

Easter Bunny Express Rolls Out of the Transportation Museum April 12-13, 18-19

SPENCER, NC March 26, 2014 – The N.C. Transportation Museum hosts the Easter Bunny Express for two full weekends, April 12-13 and April 18-19. Some additional events will be included as part of this year’s festivities, including the Iron Peddler’s Antique Tractor Show April 12 and the massive museum Easter Egg Hunt and Steam Engine Caboose Train rides April 19. The Easter Bunny Express is a family favorite at the N.C. Transportation Museum. Children and their parents receive a visit from the Easter Bunny as they enjoy the museum’s 25 minute narrated train ride. The Easter Bunny has candy, a hand shake and a smile for each child as the train makes its way down the tracks. Following the train […]

Cruelties of War: Causalities and Medicine of the Civil War Program at Bennett Place March 29-30

Cruelties of War: Causalities and Medicine of the Civil War Program at Bennett Place March 29-30

DURHAM, NC March 25, 2014 – More than 35,000 North Carolina soldiers and civilians were among the 700,000 soldiers and civilians, Union and Confederate, who perished during the Civil War. More deaths were due to disease than to injuries sustained in battle. Bennett Place State Historic Site will present“Cruelties of War: Casualties and Medicine of the Civil War” Saturday, March 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to examine stories of suffering, healing and survival. Period costumed historic interpreters representing medical personnel of the Southern armies and the civilians at Bennett Farm will bring this history to life during the free programs. Bennett Place was the site of the largest surrender […]