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18th Annual Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-Off

18th Annual Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-Off

CHOWDER TASTES BETTER THAN AZALEAS Carolina Beach, NC March 18, 2014 – The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce will be holding the 18th Annual Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-Off on Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at the Carolina Beach Lake. The Chowder Cook Off is all about delicious food, good music and family fun, so bring the kids along to this family-oriented event.  Chefs from southeast North Carolina’s finest restaurants will prepare the region’s best seafood chowder recipes.   Folks can sample a taste of Cape Fear during this friendly chowder competition held at Carolina Beach Lake Park in Carolina Beach.  Children can enjoy the park’s playground and a Kidz Zone with face painting, a giant inflatable slide and more.  And for an additional […]

21st Annual Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival with Robert Cray Band & Delbert McClinton

21st Annual Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival with Robert Cray Band & Delbert McClinton

DOUBLE YOUR PLEASURE ON PLEASURE ISLAND THE 21st ANNUAL SEAFOOD BLUES & JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS ROBERT CRAY BAND & DELBERT McCLINTON Kure Beach, NC March 18, 2014 – 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 21st Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival on October 11th & 12th.  This years’ Festival brings something new and unique to the twenty-year history of this great Festival – DOUBLE HEADLINERS.  That is right, International renowned artists will headline on Saturday and Sunday this year! First up is the legendary ROBERT CRAY BAND on Saturday […]

General Support Maintenance Company, 2nd Marine Logistics Group – Fort Fisher Hike

General Support Maintenance Company, 2nd Marine Logistics Group – Fort Fisher Hike

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, NC Feb. 26, 2014 – Marines and sailors with General Support Maintenance Company, 2nd Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 25, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, are scheduled to conduct a nine-mile hike through the townships of Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, at 9 a.m., Feb. 27. The purpose of the event is to train and educate the Marines of GSM Company about the Civil War battle of Fort Fisher and allow them to walk in the footsteps of those who have fought and laid down their lives for this great country. The route of the hike will follow the approximate axis of advance where Brig. Gen. Amos led the Federal Infantry in 1865 during the Second […]

2014 FREE Sunday Night Movies at the Carolina Beach Lake

2014 FREE Sunday Night Movies at the Carolina Beach Lake

CAROLINA BEACH, NC Feb. 14, 2014 – The weather is getting warmer, the plans are being made…The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the generous support of the Town of Carolina Beach, proudly announce this years selection for the FREE Sunday Night Movies at the Carolina Beach Lake.  As always, we have selected Family-friendly movies for the enjoyment of all of our residents and tourists alike.  Our FREE Movie season runs from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day weekend for a total of 15 selections for your enjoyment. We kick off the season with Disney’s FROZEN (PG-2013) on May 25th, followed by TOM & JERRY’s ROBIN HOOD and his MERRY MOUSE (PG-2012) on June 1st. The true-life adventure […]

Red Cross Continues to Support Residents Affected by Power Outages

Red Cross Continues to Support Residents Affected by Power Outages

WILMINGTON, NC, Thursday, February 13, 2014, 5:20pm – The Red Cross is continuing to assist residents affected by power outages caused by the winter storm.  Shelter numbers have been steadily increasing since last night. In addition to opening and supporting shelters the Red Cross is beginning mobile feeding and distribution of supplies for vulnerable communities that remain without power.  Tomorrow morning, Red Cross volunteers will feed breakfast to an elderly and special needs community at Glover Plaza in Wilmington who do not have power.  And, the Red Cross is also working with emergency management in Columbus County to deliver pallets of water and heater meals for the residents in that community affected by the outages.   Below is an updated […]

New Hanover closes Noble shelter; opens Codington Elementary School

New Hanover closes Noble shelter; opens Codington Elementary School

WILMINGTON, NC Feb. 13, 2014 11:30 AM EST – New Hanover County Emergency Management announces a change to the emergency shelter location. As of noon Thursday, Codington Elementary School will open and become the primary emergency shelter location for New Hanover County residents. Codington Elementary School is located at 4321 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC 28412. The relocation of this shelter is being coordinated with New Hanover County Schools to reduce the impact to their operations. For additional information, the public should contact the New Hanover County Emergency Public Information Center at (910) 798-6800. A Spanish translator is available for non-English speaking residents at (910) 798-6808.

American Red Cross: Shelter Openings and Closings

American Red Cross: Shelter Openings and Closings

WILMINGTON, NC, Thursday, February 13, 2014, 10:45am – The following is a list of shelters that are opened and closed for those seeking assistance due to widespread power outages from the winter storm: Open: Brunswick West Brunswick High School – opened last night and remains open until further notice (this is a pet friendly shelter) 550 Whiteville Rd, Northwest Shallotte, NC Pender Burgaw Middle School – will reopen at 12:00pm today (this is a pet friendly shelter) 500 S Wright St, Burgaw, NC Columbus Edgewood Elementary School – will open at 1:00pm today (no pets allowed) 317 E Calhoun St, Whiteville New Hanover Codington Elementary School – open and will serve as the primary NHC shelter instead of Noble (no […]

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 […]

Fort Anderson Celebrates the “Navy Way” Feb. 15-16

Fort Anderson Celebrates the “Navy Way” Feb. 15-16

WINNABOW, NC Feb. 5, 2014 – Take to the high seas and explore the “Navy Way” during the 149th Anniversary of the Fall of Fort Anderson Feb. 15-16, at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site. Visitors can experience the life of sailors on land during the American Civil War. Some sailors were attached to the torpedo service and others to posts not shipboard, but on shore. Demonstrations will include weapons, equipment and torpedo firings. Civil War torpedoes were not today’s self-propelled explosives, but fixed water mines, and will be detonated throughout the day. In addition to the navy, the North Carolina Artillery Battalion will demonstrate the role of field artillery with maneuvers and firing guns during the day. There will also be cavalry, civilians […]

Free Tax Preparation and Electronic Filing

Free Tax Preparation and Electronic Filing

WILMINGTON, NC Feb. 3, 2014 - A local volunteer group, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), will soon begin preparing and electronically filing Federal and NC state income taxes for 2013.  All services are free of charge.  Tax returns for previous years and amended returns will be done starting in March. Trained and IRS certified volunteers will answer your questions and prepare your personal tax returns then electronically file them. The service is the IRS sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA).  This is a free nationwide service that provides high quality income tax assistance and free federal and state tax preparation, including electronic filing. The VITA Program generally offers free tax help to people who make $52,000 or less and […]