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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 […]


2nd Saturdays at Tryon Palace – A Great Day Trip or Vacation Stop

Tryon Palace will provide a great destination for families on the go this summer with its final “2nd Saturdays” summer program of 2012 on Aug. 11. The theme at Tryon Palace in New Bern, North Carolina is “The Athens of North Carolina.”  In the…


Carol Trotman Presents Free Workshop at Roanoke Island Festival Park

MANTEO – Outer Banks watercolorist, Carol Trotman will offer a free workshop–“Twenty Ways to Create a Successful Composition”–on Saturday, August 11, from 1-3 p.m. in the Meeting Room at Roanoke Island Festival Park.. The eve…


North Carolina Symphony Launches 80th Anniversary Season with “Pops in the City”

RALEIGH — Music Director Grant Llewellyn and the North Carolina Symphony salutes the end of summer and kicks off the orchestra’s 80th Anniversary Season with “Pops in the City,” a free outdoor concert in the heart of downtown Raleigh. The per…


SECCA Attendance Up 25% from January – June 2012 over the last year

WINSTON-SALEM – SECCA is getting its groove back. More and more people from the community are visiting SECCA’s ever changing exhibits and bringing friends with them. The result is a spike in attendance of 25 per cent increase in visitors between January and the end of June compared with the same time […]


North Carolina Communities Receive NEA Our Town Grant Awards

RALEIGH — The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded 80 Our Town grants totaling $4.9 million across the country including projects in Charlotte, Kinston and Star, North Carolina. The Our Town program supports creative placemaking projects…


SECCA Welcomes Deborah Randolph as New Education Curator

WINSTON-SALEM – Deborah Randolph has joined the staff of the Southeastern Center of Contemporary Art (SECCA) as Curator of Education. SECCA is an affiliate of the N.C. Museum of Art, within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. SECCA is located a…


Reed Gold Mine Fee Increase Effective August 1

MIDLAND – Visitors to Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site in Cabarrus County will see a fee increase for panning for gold effective Aug. 1. The current price is $2 per pan for individuals and $1.50 for scheduled groups. The new prices will be $3 for i…


Pasquotank-Camden Library to Display Civil War Sesquicentennial Photography Exhibit

ELIZABETH CITY – Determination, commitment and pride are among many characteristics of North Carolinians depicted in the Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory: Civil War Sesquicentennial Photography Exhibit. The exhibit commemorates North Carolina’s role in the Civil War (1861-1865). It will visit the Pasquotank-Camden Library at 100 East Colonial Avenue, Elizabeth City, from […]


Fiery Revolutionary War Battle Re-enactment at House in the Horseshoe

SANFORD – See one of America’s most authentic Revolutionary War re-enactments on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4-5, at the House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site.  The event was chosen as one of America’s Top 20 events for August in the southeastern U.S. by the Southeast Tourism Society.  While the event is free, donations are […]