It has been there for decades with travelers and locals driving right by Olde Church Antiques on highway 17 in the quaintly named town of Supply, NC. Some of its windows are broken and paint is peeling off its walls. It doesn't face onto Highway 17 like the Hardees and Bogangles across the highway and driving by you would never guess that the old pink church was even still … [Read more...] about Backroads: Olde Church Antiques
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Kick-off your summer vacation in style by popping by one of the most entertaining events of the season which also benefits a fantastic cause – The 6th Annual Soundside FunFair is a summer kick-off carnival to benefit Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County (CYP)! Bring friends and family to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of a carnival with fabulous rides for … [Read more...] about Outer Banks Fun Fair
Founded in 2009 by cellist and conductor Stephen Framil and Wilmington artist Christine Farley, the 15th Annual Port City Music Festival 2023 is a summer concert series committed to the highest quality of performance, and making the experience of great music accessible to all. From symphonies to concertos to chamber music to lieder to choral to opera, the Port City Music … [Read more...] about Port City Music Festival
Enjoy an entertaining and educational presentation at the Museum of Coastal Carolina. The Sandbar Lecture Series brings local experts to speak about topics ranging from our coastal environment to Outer Banks history. Sandbar lectures are free with Museum admission. Tuesday, May 30 at 6:00 pm, join John Henry Harrelson from the NC Wildlife Resources Commission for a … [Read more...] about Sandbar Lecture: Coexisting with Alligators
The 51st Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular will be held on Thursday, May 18 - May 21, 2023 Join professional hang gliders, fans, and families for this Kitty Hawk Flight School tradition. The Hang Gliding Spectacular is the longest-running hang gliding competition in the world! We are excited to celebrate the 51st consecutive year of this event and have many fun activities … [Read more...] about 51st Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular
The Kent Mitchell Nature Trail is actually several trails - some of them will take you through the forest and others will take you over the marsh. Enjoy a scenic walk through nature and explore some of the best wildlife Bald Head Island has to offer on the Kent Mitchell Nature Trail. One of the best ways to take in Bald Head Island and learn about the animals and … [Read more...] about Bald Head Island’s Nature Trail
Visit the Carolina Beach Farmers’ Market at Carolina Beach Lake Park every Saturday from May 21, 2022 through October 1st, 2022. The Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market features locally grown fruits and vegetables, dairy products, wine, meat, baked goods, natural soaps, arts & crafts, and more. In addition, a selection of artists and crafters have their handmade items … [Read more...] about Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market
The “Olden Holden Bike Tour” is a great way to get some exercise, see the sights, and learn a little bit of Holden Beach History. So, grab your two wheeler, turn on your imagination, and take a winding route back in time. The Town of Holden Beach has completed the Olden Holden Bike Tour! The tour consists of three different bike routes, totaling approximately 20 miles, each … [Read more...] about Holden Beach’s “Olden Holden Bike Tour”
Situated on the banks of the Cape Fear River, Wilmington is awash in unusual tales and legends. A prevalent pirate hideaway, the area harbored the infamous Blackbeard and the cunning Calico Jack Rackham. Since its initial settlement, the region has witnessed an abundance of fantastical lore, including passionately fought duels, explosive train wrecks, Revolutionary and Civil … [Read more...] about Legends: Old Wilmington & Cape Fear
There is, perhaps, no more strikingly colored North American songbird than the male Painted Bunting. This bird catches the attention of anyone whenever one passes within view. The species (Passerina ciris ) is somewhat common in the Southeast, around brushy areas and woodland edges. It is often secretive, staying low in dense cover. However, males sing their bright warbling … [Read more...] about Painted Bunting | NC’s Most Colorful Bird
If you live in the South long enough, you'll notice we speak a slightly different language. Sure, it's still English but it's got a little twang to it and there are more than a few terms you won't find in any dictionary. Here's a book that breaks down just exactly those Southern phrases and words mean and where they came from. Growing up on a farm in the heart of eastern … [Read more...] about Eastern North Carolina Sayings
While not unique to the Carolina coast, the Seneca Guns are certainly most common along our shores. The Seneca Guns are loud booming noises, most often described as sounding like thunder or a cannon being shot, and can feel like a small earthquake on land. To date, there is no scientific explanation for this phenomenon. While many theories exist, none have been … [Read more...] about What Are the Seneca Guns?
The Corolla Wild Horse Fund announces that Foaling season has officially begun! For 500 years, the most enduring residents of the Outer Banks, the Wild Colonial Spanish Mustangs, have called this island paradise home. Until recent years, the Outer Banks of North Carolina were considered some of the most isolated and under-developed areas in the country. The banks consist … [Read more...] about The Corolla Wild Horse Fund | Foaling Season Has Begun!
Go Green this Earth Day with Oak Island Recreation Department at Middleton Park. The perfect spring break adventure; this free event will teach islanders of all ages how to protect and take care of our planet. Numerous area conservation groups will be on site with informative and interactive stations as they share a wealth of knowledge about the needs of our … [Read more...] about Oak Island Earth Day Festival
It is one the most popular Irish blessings, but most people don't know the story of this much-loved blessing. The blessing, which is also used as a prayer, is as follows: May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in … [Read more...] about May the Road Rise Up to Meet You – The origin of this traditional Irish blessing