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Entertainment, sports and recreation news and events for Corolla, North Carolina including the Corolla Wild Horses.

Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act: North Carolina Senate Bill 3448

Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act: North Carolina Senate Bill 3448

Corolla, NC November 19, 2012: Fellow North Carolinians: The North Carolina State Horse urgently needs your help. The Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act, S 3448, sponsored by North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan and cosponsored by NC Senator Richard Burr, has been sitting in the United States Senate Environment and Public Works Committee since March of this year. It was passed unanimously by the US House of Representatives on February 6. This bill is absolutely critical to the long term survival of the free-roaming wild horses living north of Corolla. The bill mandates that the herd be managed at 120 – 130 with never less than 110, which is the absolute minimum for genetic and physical health in this wild population. […]

Carolina Golfing Vacations a Hole in One for Travelers

Carolina Golfing Vacations a Hole in One for Travelers

Outer Banks, NC – Golfing in North Carolina may not be the first thing that comes to mind when the average international traveler thinks of when they are planning a sightseeing tour of America, but that doesn’t bother those who are in the know.  This is not a place where jetsetters flock for the latest nightclubs; this is where vacationing families and friends come together for cookouts, crabbing, and walks on the sweeping expanses of open beachfront. Sitting on the porch and listening to the waves crash in the early evening is about as exciting as things get, and the people who like to come here are just fine with that.  The easy-going, slow pace of things around here is […]

Wildlife Commission Hosts National Hunting and Fishing Day Events

Wildlife Commission Hosts National Hunting and Fishing Day Events

RALEIGH,N.C. (Sept. 7, 2012) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day by hosting or supporting eight family-oriented outdoor events across the state on Sept. 22. Through interactive activities and demonstrations, participants can connect with nature and test their outdoor skills. Some of the activities, which vary for eachevent, include: Fishing (with bait and tackle provided), Shooting a bow and arrow and pellet guns with a qualified instructor, Seeing live animals, such as reptiles, amphibians and raptors, Outdoor cooking over a fire — and tasting the results, and Learning about North Carolina’s hunting heritage. The Wildlife Commission, in conjunction with conservation partners such as the N.C. Wildlife Federation, Wake County Wildlife Club, Ducks Unlimited, Trout […]

Ninth Annual Wild Horse Days in Corolla

Ninth Annual Wild Horse Days in Corolla

Corolla, NC – The ninth annual Wild Horse Days begins on Tuesday, July 3rd, at Currituck Heritage Park. The day starts at 11:00 with a police K9 demonstration.  Come and see Currituck County’s canine bomb sniffing officer in action during an explosive demonstration. At 11:30, kids and small adults can ride a gentled Colonial Spanish Mustang that has been rescued from the wild and trained. At 12:30, watch a wild horse training demonstration. Steve Edwards and his young riders from Mill Swamp Indian Horses in Smithfield, VA will demonstrate natural wild horse gentling techniques with two year old “Ash,” a wild Colonial Spanish Mustang from the beaches north of Corolla. The day continues with more Mustang rides, a petting zoo, […]

Corolla Wild Horse Fund: Please Stay 50 Feet Away

Corolla Wild Horse Fund: Please Stay 50 Feet Away

The weather in hot and humid, we have a southwest wind, so the flies are bad and driving the horses out on the beach. The consequence of that is tons of people. PLEASE, stay at least 50 feet away – it’s the law. Crowds of people surrounding them is distressing to them and hard on the foals. We need all the help we can get to protect them. We need more volunteers as well. Call us at 252-453-8002 if you can help.

Wild Horse Fund Director Testifies

Wild Horse Fund Director Testifies

  Corolla, NC – Karen McCalpin, Director of the Corolla Wild Horse Fund, appeared before the Congressional subcommittee on Fisheries, Oceans, Wildlife and Insular Affairs on April 7th. Ms. McCalpin was invited to provide testimony regarding H.R. 306, the Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act. The bill, introduced by Congressman Walter B. Jones, The bill would allow for a target herd size of 120 – 130 with never fewer than 110. The current herd size is 108 but the current management plan calls for a maximum of 60. McCalpin says that DNA testing in 2008 by renowned equine geneticist Dr. E. Gus Cothran of Texas A & M University indicated that the Corolla herd had one of the lowest levels of […]

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Horse Helping Horses

Horse Helping Horses

The public is invited to join the Corolla Wild Horse Fund and former jockey, Jeffrey Carle, for a “Night at the Races.” Mr. Carle will travel from Saratoga Springs, NY to act as the MC for the evening. Ranked among the top jockeys on the New York and Maryland circuits, Jeff was also the host of the weekly television program “Call to the Post.” The event benefits the nonprofit Corolla Wild Horse Fund and will be held March 19th, from 6:30 – 10 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk. A $35 donation includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and $50 in play money. Eight prerecorded races will be shown with a ten horse field in each. Participants can sponsor […]

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The Wait is Over: Bad Bean is Now Open!

The Wait is Over: Bad Bean is Now Open!

There’s one thing about living on the Outer Banks that residents know all too well: it’s seasonal. Many of the shops and restaurants close during the winter months which means less dining options. Luckily there are a some establishments that brave the cold months and stay open but after a while, you start to miss a few of your favorites. Fortunately, The Bad Bean is now back open for business and is serving some of the best Cali-Mex cuisine on the banks. After successfully establishing their first location in Corolla (Timbuck II Shopping Center), they started a new location last season in Kill Devil Hills (Seagate North Shopping Center – MP 5).  Be sure to try the Bad Bean fresh […]

CWHF 2nd Annual Night at the Races

CWHF 2nd Annual Night at the Races

Corolla, NC -The Corolla Wild Horse Fund is proud to present the 2nd Annual Night at the Races!  Join the Corolla Wild Horse Fund and former jockey, Jeffrey Carle, at the Hilton Garden Inn for a very special night including:  8 races with a 10 horse field $50.00 in play money Ladies and Gents Hat Contest Sponsor and name your own race horse Heavy Hors’doeuvres Silent Auction Cash bar Prizes for winning tickets Raffle drawing for losing tickets Tickets are $35.00 All proceeds go directly to benefit the Colonia Spanish Mustangs and help “Keep Them Wild and Free.” Register now! For more information on how to purchase tickets or event questions, please visit our event homepage or contact us at […]

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Why is the Federal Legislation Critical?

Why is the Federal Legislation Critical?

  Outer Banks, NC – This is a Corolla wild horse with a locked patella. It is becoming more and more frequent in the Corolla herd. The wild horses that live on Shackleford Banks rarely have this problem. Why? Because they have been managed at a healthy genetic level of 120 – 130 since the passage of the Shackleford Banks Act into law in 1998. Horses on Shackleford that are most closely related to one another are removed in order to keep genetic diversity high. If we did that – we would have very few horses left because the Corolla herd has been too small for too many years and consequently has become too closely related to one another. Why […]

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