Beachgoers often comb the shores searching for Sand Dollars, nature's version of buried treasure. These flattened sea urchins that populate our oceans make for fun collectibles for vacationers and beach fans alike. However, if you've ever walked the beach in search of them, you know they're a bit hard to find. A trip to Sand Dollar Island, a quick ferry ride away from Morehead … [Read more...] about Sand Dollar Island, North Carolina
When the keel of NORTH CAROLINA was laid in October of 1937 at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, she was the first battleship to be constructed in sixteen years. She became the first of ten fast battleships to join the American fleet in World War II. … [Read more...] about USS Battleship North Carolina
Like every good story this one starts with love at first sight... Once upon a time, a first glimpse of one of North Carolina’s barrier island beaches transformed one child’s simple family vacation into something else entirely and a seed was sown to what was to become a lifelong dream of turning Sunset Beach into his home. Realizing the DreamIn 2000, Dave Nelson finally … [Read more...] about Sunset Inn – An Island Gem!
Whether you’re a visitor or a local looking for something different, North Carolina Off the Beaten Path shows you the Tar Heel State with new perspectives on timeless destinations and introduces you to those you never knew existed–from the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales. So if you’ve “been there, done … [Read more...] about North Carolina Off The Beaten Path
In 1848 the United States Congress authorized the construction of eight lighthouses along the Cape Fear River to illuminate the twenty-five mile stretch between Oak Island and Wilmington. The brick shell known as Price’s Creek Lighthouse, located hear the Southport ferry landing on what is today privately owned land, is the only one of the original eight still … [Read more...] about Price’s Creek Lighthouse