Beaufort’s Pirate Invasion Begins

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The Beaufort Pirate’s Revenge heading out for their Ghost Float

Beaufort’s Pirate Invasion

For two full days, you can step back in time with the sights and sounds of the 17th century as Beaufort comes alive with over a hundred pirate and militia re-enactors as they overrun the town. Enjoy historical demonstrations such as sword fighting, cannon firing and see blackpowder weapons displays, a mock trial and hanging and so much more.

There will be activities for everyone young and old to enjoy throughout town, such as musical entertainment, magic shows, costume contest, storytelling, period encampments and vendors. With wide eyes and amazement, aspiring young pirates will enjoy the spontaneous shenanigans as the nefarious characters roam the streets and shops, engaging in mock battles, bursting into song, posing for pictures.

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Sail with this pirate on the Beaufort Pirate’s Revenge!

Mayhem Begins at 9 AM on Friday and Saturday

You can purchase your tickets for The Buccaneer Revue, and register for the The Bottle o’ Run online.

Pirates Over 21 – Parley on the Waterfront

6:00 – 11:00
Celebrate the end of the Invasion and a return to peace & prosperity with an evening of live music, grog & good cheer.

Location:
On the waterfront at The Dockhouse Park.  Admission is FREE! Grog available for purchase and open containers allowed in designated areas.

Pirate Pubs and Taverns

Pirates, drink specials, and debauchery ensue at Beaufort’s local establishments

Date/Time
Friday, Aug 12 – Saturday, Aug 13
All Day

Location
Downtown Beaufort

For More Information Visit
http://www.beaufortpirateinvasion.com


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The Beaufort Pirate Invasion is Coming

 

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The Beaufort Pirate’s Revenge heading out for their Ghost Float

The Beaufort Pirate Invasion Reenacts Historical Event
August 12th and 13th, 2016

Get in touch with your inner pirate and enjoy two full days of piratical fun at The Beaufort Pirate Invasion.

This annual event highlights the rich history of pirates and privateers that have pillaged and plundered along the east coast.  Celebrate Beaufort’s victory when Beaufort comes alive with living history demonstrations, sword fighting, cannon firing, and black powder weapons displays, as well as a mock trial, and hanging.

Visit with the ships surgeon, make baggy wrinkles, tie knots, watch tools forged over a flaming fire, and watch as pirates go about their daily routines preparing meals, making ropes and cleaning weapons.

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The Beaufort Pirate’s Revenge heading out for their Ghost Float

Pirate Invasion Activities

There is a multitude of activities for all ages to enjoy, such as musical entertainment, magic shows, treasure hunts, scallywag school, children’s costume contests, storytelling, period encampments and vendors. Aspiring young pirates can enjoy spontaneous shenanigans as nefarious characters roam the streets and shops, engaging in mock battles, bursting into song, and posing for pictures.

Enjoy our famous pirate invasion battle along the Beaufort waterfront with Captain Sinbad and the Meka II and Captain Ben Bunn and the Skipjack Ada Mae. Enjoy authentic Sea Shanties, Pirate songs by The Rusty Cutlass, Motley Tones, House of Cadarn, and Thunder and Spice.

Lunch with Pirates

Have lunch with the pirates or participate in the children’s pirate activities at the North Carolina Maritime Museum. Watch Captain Jim and Sea Shel’s famous magic show, and search for pirates around town as you capture the autographs of Beaufort’s Most Wanted Pirates. An family friendly event you don’t want to miss.

Date/Time
Friday, Aug 12 – Saturday, Aug 13
All Day

Location
Downtown Beaufort

For More Information Visit
http://www.beaufortpirateinvasion.com


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Experience a Wild Pony and Dolphin Scenic Tour

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Why see less, when you can see it all!

Experience the Wild Pony and Dolphin Scenic Tour just like the locals do! Enjoy and discover the history and mystery of the Crystal Coast on Beaufort’s largest, most comfortable cruise vessel, the Crystal Coast Lady. The Crystal Coast Lady has a fully enclosed top deck, plenty of outside seating, a fully stocked galley on each deck, bathrooms on each level and a climate controlled cab on the main salon.

Experience the Wild Pony and Dolphin Scenic Tour

On this 15 mile, fully narrated tour, you will see Carrot Island and the Rachel Carson Reserve, NC State Port, Blackbeard’s House, Beaufort’s historical homes, High-rise and Drawbridges, Duke Marine Lab, Fort Macon, USCG Station, Radio Island, Morehead City Waterfront, yachts from all over the world with a good chance of seeing the Wild Banker Ponies and Atlantic Bottle-nose Dolphins. Pony and dolphin sighting are typical but not guaranteed, but we do guarantee a good time! Reservations are recommended.
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Atlantic Bottle-nose Dolphins frequently swim beside us as we cruise. © NCPS

Book Your Wild Pony and Dolphin Scenic Tour Today!

Make your reservations online for the Crystal Coast Lady or call them at (252) 728-8687

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Downtown Morehead City Happenings This Week

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There’s so much happening this week and weekend in Downtown Morehead City! The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament starts this Friday, June 10th, with the Keli Wagner Lady Angler Event. 6 to 9 PM at the Crystal Coast Civic Center. Tickets are $25 available at the tournament headquarters.
The Captain’s Party is on Saturday, June 11th, 7pm to 11pm, at the Crystal Coast Civic Center. Entertainment by Sleeping Booty. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased at the door after 8pm.

Keli Wagner Lady Angler Tournament

The KWLA Tournament takes place Saturday, June 11th, 8am to 2pm.
The Captain’s Party is on Saturday, June 11th, 7pm to 11pm, at the Crystal Coast Civic Center. Entertainment by Sleeping Booty. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased at the door after 8pm.

Sunday Pig-Pickin’ at the Boathouse at Front Street Village

The Sunday Pig-Pickin’ is at the Boathouse at Front Street Village on June 12th, from6pm to 9pm. Tickets are $20.00

Fishing days are:

June 13 – 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
June 14 – 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
June 15 – 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
June 16 – 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
June 17 – 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
June 18 – 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Downtown Moreheard Alive at Five Concert

On Friday, June 17th, after the Alive at Five concert, James Wesley plays at the Big Rock Landing. Also featured are the Castaways. Concert is free and goes from 8pm to 11pm.
Also on Friday, June 17th, Soul Psychedelique takes the stage at Alive at Five, at Jaycee Park, from 5 PM to 8 PM for a free, family friendly concert. No coolers allowed, beverages will be available.

Awards Banquet

Awards Banquet takes place on Saturday, June 18th, 7pm to 10pm, at the Crystal Coast Civic Center. Tickets are $30

Welcome to Downtown Morehead City

We’re happy to welcome our new neighbor to Downtown Morehead City. Jake’s at 1103-C Arendell Street is Carteret County’s newest men’s shop!!

Plein Air Show at the Carolina Artist Gallery

Capturing Nature’s Color and Light, a judged plein air show on exhibit from May 28-July 9 is open to all artists. The opening reception will take place at the Carolina Artist Gallery, 800 Evans Street, on June 4th from 5-7pm. For more information, go towww.carolinaartistgallery.com

Summer Drama Camp

Check out Summer Drama Camp for 2016 at www.carteretcommunitytheatre.com

Downtown and Around

Have you heard of Downtown and Around? It’s a daily, public transportation route hosted by the Carteret County Transportation System. It’s an inexpensive alternative to driving! For times and bus stops go to www.carteretcountync.gov and click services, then transportation.

The Train Depot

If you’re thinking about using the Train Depot for any kind of event in the future, it’s not too early to call us at the DMCRA. Weekends and certain dates are already being booked for 2015. The rates are extremely reasonable: $40 an hour for evenings and weekend. $30 an hour Monday thru Friday until 5pm.

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Half-Day Fishing for Father’s Day in Beaufort

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Join the crew on-board the Crystal Coast Lady for half-day fishing fun with dad. Now’s the perfect time to show you dad he’s your favorite catch!

Father’s Day Half-Day Fishing – Special Early Trip

Sunday June 19, 2016 from 6:00 AM – 10:30 AM

  • $50.00 for adults
  • $10.00 for children 3 to 11 accompanied by an adult

More Info on Crystal Coast Lady Cruises

For more information visit CrystalCoastLady.com for full listings, prices, schedule and gallery! Or to book your reservation, call (252) 728-8687, or email Crystal Coast Lady Cruises.

The M/V Crystal Coast Lady offers the comfort of both enclosed and open air seating on the upper and lower decks, kids steering station, giant bow viewing area, on board restrooms, as well as a full galley/snack bar. It can accommodate up to 265 passengers. They offer narrated tours, a 15-mile trip — the longest trip around so you can see everything! Dolphin watching and wild horses, lunch and sunset dinner cruises, Sunday brunch with the dolphins, Half-Day Family Fishing Tours, and Shackleford Shelling and Horse Safaris. Reservations required. Private charters for all occasions, specializing in weddings, rehearsal dinners and more. Enclosed top deck, accommodations up to 265 passengers, and full ABC permits.


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Birding Cruise on the White Oak River

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© 2015 North Carolina Coastal Federation

Join local birding expert Joanne Powell for a birding cruise on the White Oak River in Swansboro. The group will slowly cruise on a covered ferryboat through the estuaries in and around the White Oak River and Bogue Sound, including Huggins and Bear islands, looking for resident and migratory birds.

Participants will meet at the Hammocks Beach State Park Visitor Center in Swansboro and are asked to bring their own binoculars as well as water and a snack and to dress appropriately for the weather. The program fee is $20 for Coastal Federation members and $25 for non-members. All ages are welcome, though the program is geared toward adults and older children.

Registration is required. Maximum of 35 participants.

Birding Cruise Details

When:

Sunday, May 22, 2016
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Where:
Hammocks Beach State Park Visitor Center
1572 Hammocks Beach Road
Swansboro, NC 28584

Contact:
Sam Bland
samb@nccoast.org
252-393-8185

 

Cancellation Policy
Cruises are held rain or shine. If event is cancelled due to severe weather, registration may be transferred to another scheduled event or refunded.

Registration is required at nccoast.org/events and is nonrefundable. There is a maximum of 35 participants. For more information call 252-393- 8185.

Additional White Oak River Birding Cruises are scheduled for the following dates: May 22, and June 5.


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This Weekend Along the Crystal Coast

Wondering what’s hot and happening along the Crystal Coast this weekend? We’ve got it all listed right here. Pick something fun to do with the family and friends and come on out for a good time.

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Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Fly-In

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Fly-In is Friday and Saturday, May 20 and 21, at Michael J. Smith Field in Beaufort.  Go to AOPA Fly Ins for more information.

Super Family Fun Day Weekend

Carteret County Parks and Recreation offers Super Family Fun Day Saturday, May 21, at Fort Benjamin Park, 100 McQueen Ave., Newport.   Call 252-222-5858 or register online at Carteret County Parks and Recreation.  Register at 8:30 a.m. for the Superhero Scramble (1 Mile run at 9 a.m.; 5K run at 9:15 a.m.)  Entry is $15 per person (includes free admission to Family Fun Day event below).  Costume contest for best dressed Superhero. The Family Fun Day Event is from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Inflatables, games, toys, food, music… and Superheroes.  Admission is $7 per person (for those not participating in Scramble).  Children 3 and under are free.

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The Crystal Coast Boat Show

The Crystal Coast Boat Show is Saturday and  Sunday, May 21 and 22, on the Morehead City waterfront.  Open Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free admission.  Food and beverages available for purchase.  Sponsored by Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association.  For information, call 252-808-0440 or go to www.crystalcoastboatshow.com.  An Antique Auto Show is from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday May 21, at Katherine Davis Park in Morehead City.  The Arts Council of Carteret County presents ARTrageous Art Event Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Coastal Carolina Kayak and Paddleboard Race

Boys & Girls Clubs of Coastal Carolina present a Kayak and Paddleboard Race Saturday, May 21, at Taylors Creek in Beaufort.  3-mile course.  $30 per person entry.  Race meeting at the Beaufort town dock is at 9:15 a.m.  Call 252-726-6584 or go to www.bgccc.net.

Hands Across the Sand

“Hands Across the Sand” is Saturday, May 21.  Two locations:  Fort Macon State Park public beach area off NC 58 just beyond Atlantic Beach, and at Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier area, 100 Bogue Inlet Drive, Emerald Isle.  Meet at 11:30 a.m.  Hold hands for 15 minutes on the shoreline beginning at 12 noon as an expression of opposition to offshore drilling and seismic blasting.  Bring your own picnic to enjoy after the event.

Down-East-Folk-Arts, Art, Crystal-Coast-Art-FestivalDown East Folks Arts Concert This Weekend

A Down East Folks Arts Concert is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Clawson’s 1905 Restaurant, 425 Front St., Beaufort.  Performing are Shari Kane and Dave Steele.   Visit www.downeastfolkarts.org for tickets or call 252-646-4657.

The Bogue Banks Kiteboarding Festival Continues this Weekend

The Bogue Banks Kiteboarding Festival continues through May 22.  For information, go to www.kiteboardfest.com.


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Week Full of Fun at NC’s Azalea Festival

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Looking for a fun, family-friendly activity to do this week? Or maybe just a little get-together with some friends? The 69th Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival in Wilmington has just what you need! Starting Wednesday, April 6, and lasting until Sunday, April 10, the largest festival of its kind in North Carolina will feature tons of exciting performances, parades and street fairs, home and garden tours, the crowning of the Azalea Festival Queen, and more. It’s an entire week dedicated to celebrating our sweet state, especially the not-so-little city of Wilmington.

The North Carolina Azalea Festival first began in 1948 and has since become known as Wilmington’s premier event. Over 200,000 people attend the week-long festival, and a big reason for that is because there’s a little something for everyone! This year’s festival will feature big name entertainment such as Snoop Dogg, Chase Rice, The Avett Brothers, and more! We’re for one super excited to catch a glimpse of American Idol favorite, Clark Beckham, who we’ve heard is rumored to make an appearance at the festival as well.

In this annual festival, southern hospitality meets the home-town charm that Wilmington offers, and we can’t wait to attend! You can view more performances, special celebrity appearances, events, ticket information, and more on The North Carolina Azalea Festival website or keep up with them on Facebook! Can we expect to see you there?


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Christmastown in Ayden, NC

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Don’t miss the Christmas parade in Christmastown, in Ayden, NC this year!

The parade will take place on December 3, 2015 at 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Town of Ayden, NC

The Town of Ayden is known for being a vibrant community with hometown charm. This description stems from the vision statement of the town; which is based on the foundation and principles of a VILLAGE.

Ayden encompasses over 3 square miles and is home to over 5000 residents. The community is continuing to prepare itself for new growth as Pitt County continues to develop as a major industrial and economic center for eastern North Carolina. While focusing on progressive planning and growth management for the future, Ayden, home of the annual Ayden Collard Festival, is continuing to strive to maintain the character and quality for which the Town has become known as a community of “small town atmosphere with big city convenience.”

For more details, visit them online at Ayden.com

You can also find the Town of Ayden using social networks at:


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Coastal Cruises Offer Something for Everyone

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From Landlubbers to Old Salts, Coastal Cruises Offer Something for Everyone

by Kristen Daly

There’s no better way to discover the coast than from the bow of boat. At the North Carolina Coastal Federation our summer cruise programs are in full swing and offer a variety of ways for you to experience the scenic N.C. coast. From Manteo to Wrightsville Beach, our expert staff will show you a side of the coast you likely haven’t seen and will give you a deeper appreciation for these waterways. All while having fun and perhaps even getting your feet wet! Federation cruises have something for everyone: gorgeous scenery, encounters with wildlife, local anecdotes, and a better understanding of the importance of our coastal waters.

Shallowbag Bay’s Boat the Bay Cruise

In Manteo, the Boat the Bay cruise explores the significance and stunning beauty of Shallowbag Bay.  You will pull up crab pots, visit restoration sites, and (weather permitting) conduct biological surveys of the bay.  During this cruise you’ll investigate why estuaries are referred to as the nurseries of the sea and get hands-on with the creatures that live there.

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Hammocks Beach State Park Marsh Cruise

Those looking to explore the scenic waters of the Central N.C. coast can set sail from Hammocks Beach State Park aboard our Marsh Cruise. You will hear tales of native settlers, past fishing villages and pirates; swing by uninhabited isles, and see the stunning Crystal Coast from whole new vantage point.

Bear Island Shelling Cruise

For folks who would rather comb the beaches, our Shelling Cruise is a perfect fit.  A picturesque ride through the estuaries of the Crystal Coast brings travelers to Bear Island where they can spend the morning searching for shells and other treasures along the shore.  Learn to connect the beautiful shells of our coast with the animals that live and grow in them.

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Rich Inlet and Hutaff-Lea Barrier Island

In the southeast, you can spend a half-day exploring Rich Inlet. See the unspoiled Hutaff-Lea barrier island complex and the incredible array of wildlife it supports. Stroll along the shores of an exquisite barrier island and you will soon feel like you’re a thousand miles away on a secluded isle. While aboard, you will learn about recent threats to this pristine habitat and the nesting sites that depend on it.

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These federation cruises leave a lasting impression and are the ideal way to discover the unique offerings and history of each coastal location.  Participants come away with a fuller and more meaningful understanding of the beautiful North Carolina coast, and all it has to offer. Full of fascinating information and magnificent views, these cruises are not to be missed. Check out our events calendar at nccoast.org for a cruise near you.

About Kristen Daly

Coastal Education and Community Engagement Fellow

Kristen began to nurture a love for the coast as a child planting dune grass along her native Long Island beaches.   She earned a B.S. in Marine Biology from UNC-Wilmington in 2010, and a Professional Science Master’s (PSM) in Environmental Science from Oregon State University in 2014.  As part of her PSM program, Kristen joined the NC Coastal Federation as an intern in the summer of 2013.   She has also worked in sea turtle rehabilitation, invasive species removal, and native tree planting.  She is thrilled to return to the federation as a Coastal Fellow.  She will be working with the central and headquarters staff in the planning and implementation of outreach and educational programs, conducting coastal restoration, and contributing to advocacy efforts.


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Take a Hike in North Carolina

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Fall in North Carolina is a great time to hit the trail, hike and commune with nature at one of our many local hiking areas. The blush of the leaves, scampering wildlife and cool, crisp breezes that keep the mosquitoes at bay make this the ideal season to get off the couch and head for the woods. The North Carolina Coastal Federation organized the development of two of the most popular trails in the coastal region and has trail maps available at the trail entrances or at: www.nccoast.org for folks to use and learn more about these natural recreation areas.

Hike Hoop Pole Creek

Hoop Pole Creek trail

This 31-acre maritime forest serves as a refuge for fish, wildlife and plant communities in an enormous diversity of coastal habitats. The property was purchased in 1996 with a grant from the N.C. Clean Water Management Trust Fund and is permanently protected by the federation. A low-impact, half-mile trail is open to the public during daylight hours and is located off Highway 58 in Atlantic Beach next to the Atlantic Station Shopping Center.

Hike Patsy Pond

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The Patsy Pond area is in the Croatan National Forest and is one of the most diverse natural areas in North Carolina. It is a place where plant species of a longleaf pine forest coexist with plant species of the state’s coastline and barrier islands. Two well-marked trails exist – a three-quarter-mile and a 1.75-mile trail. The trail entrance is on Highway 24 directly across from the federation offices in Ocean, about halfway between Morehead City and Swansboro. Trail use is open to the public during daylight hours.

For more information, visit:

North Carolina Coastal Federation
www.nccoast.org
(252) 393-8185


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Morgan’s Tavern and Grill in New Bern

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One of my favorite places to eat in New Bern, NC. is Morgan’s Tavern and Grill. Everything is fresh and delicious and you can tell it’s made with great care. The staff is attentive, personable and your food is always served hot. Though there can be a bit of a wait for a table, if you don’t arrive early enough, there’s never a long wait for your food to arrive, once it’s been ordered.

Try the Meatloaf

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A favorite dish for many of Morgan’s regulars is their Meatloaf. Served on a potato cake, it’s nothing short of amazing. You’ll want to add this to your list of items to try when you visit!

Catch of the Day

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Morgan’s does seafood well, and that’s saying a lot. Where most restaurants want to batter and fry everything, Morgan’s in one of the few who doesn’t. You can always find something tasty on the menu if you’re in the mood for seafood. On this night, I had the Mahi Mahi topped with Shrimp in a beautiful cream sauce with a black bean and corn relish. It was mouth-watering. I’d highly recommend it.

Kid’s Menu at Morgan’s Tavern and Grill

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If you’re wondering whether or not your kids would enjoy Morgan’s Tavern and Grill, fear not. Morgan’s has a good selection of kid friendly favorites like grilled cheese, burgers, mac and cheese, chicken fingers, grilled chicken and shrimp. The portions are a good size. Your little ones won’t go home hungry.

Desserts at Morgan’s Tavern and Grill

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If sweets are your thing, you’ll love the selection of desserts at Morgan’s. Kids can have some fun with the Paint a Bear rice crispy treat that comes with a paint brush, and sauces to paint with like chocolate and caramel.

During our visit we had the Key Lime Pie and the children shared a brownie with ice cream. Decadent!

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About Morgan’s Tavern and Grill

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In their own words: Morgan’s Tavern and Grill opened it’s doors with one goal in mind, “Great service, good food in a casual and comfortable atmosphere.” Today that goal still stands tall, as people from all areas ask. Are you fine dining? We proudly say NO, we are every day dining. We believe in good food at sensible prices. We believe in sincere service because as our guest it is our responsibility to ensure every experience is fun and enjoyable. This building has stood for over 100 years. In 1912 this was the home for the New Bern Garage Company. It is an example of what hard work can accomplish, from its 16-22 inch thick walls to the original roof trusses and ceiling joists that still stand today. We believe that all you need is a dream and hard work and you can do any thing. This is our dream and we are proud to serve you and our community.

Visit Morgan’s Tavern and Grill

Don’t take our word for it though. Head to New Bern and try Morgan’s Tavern and Grill for yourself and let us know what you think!

Morgan’s Tavern and Grill
235 Craven Street
New Bern, NC 28560

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Christmas Events and the Crystal Coast Festival of Lights

2015-crystal-coast-festival-of-lights-flyerDon’t miss a minute of fun and family friendly events and activities during the Crystal Coast Festival of Lights

Christmastime along North Carolina’s east coast is a magical time. It all begins immediately after Thanksgiving with Emerald Isle’s Christmas Parade and the Swansboro Floatilla later that evening. It’s such a treat to be on the Crystal Coast during the Christmas season!

Saturday, November 28th –

The Town of Emerald Isle Christmas Parade is at 3 p.m. Saturday, November 28.  Lighting of the Christmas tree at Merchant’s Park, refreshments and caroling follow the parade.  Call 252-354-6350.

The Swansboro Flotilla begins at 6 p.m. on the downtown waterfront. For more information call: 910-326-7370

Friday, December 4th –

This year’s Festival of Lights event kick off on December 4th with Emmanuel Baptist Church’s Walk to Remember, in Cedar Point. Travel back in time to the little town of Bethlehem to the manger where Jesus is born. Additional dates for this amazing experience are December 5th, and 11th and 12th.

Saturday, December 5th –

Dog Christmas Costume Contest and Parade at 12:00pm – 1:00pm in the Lowes Foods Parking lot in Cape Carteret.  Parade your pooch in full costume. Thank you to Brigadoon Animal Hospital and Jaded Paws Rescue for sponsoring.

Candy Cane Lane, White Oak Church of God: 5054 Highway 24, Newport, North Carolina 28570 – Children’s festivities including legend of the candy cane, photo with Santa Claus nativity, crafts. White Oak Church of God is located in Bogue on Hwy 24.

Lights of Love Luminaries, 6 – 9 PM in Megan’s Bay. Drive through and see all the beautiful luminaries in place by the Croatan High School Hospice Helpers. This fundraising event is for the Crystal Coast Hospice House.

Santa will be on the Beaufort Waterfront from 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. and the Beaufort Christmas Parade is at 11:00 a.m. with tree lighting and Christmas music to follow.

The Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla, sponsored by the North Carolina Maritime Museum, leaves Morehead City at 5:30 p.m. and arrives in Beaufort about 6:15 p.m.

The Atlantic Beach Christmas Parade is at 6 p.m.  Santa will meet kids afterward at the A.B. Fire Department.

Community Christmas in Davis is at 6 p.m. Santa will be at the Scout Hut afterward for tree lighting and refreshments.

Sunday, December 6th –

The Newport Christmas Parade is at 3 p.m.

Monday, December 7th –

Entries for the Gingerbread House Competition and Display close on Monday, December 7.  Sponsored by the Crystal Coast Hospice House.  Go to www.cchhnc.org or contact Kyra Moore at 252-241-4613 or nomoore@ec.rr.com.

Saturday, December 12th –

Visit with Santa at the Historic Octagon House in Cedar Point. Children will have an opportunity to tell Santa what they want for Christmas and have their photo taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus!

Scavenger Hunt and Local Business Tours, throughout Cedar Point, Cape Carteret and Bogue. Great fun!

Trees on the Green, at the Cape Carteret Aquatic Center gives visitors the opportunity to walk or drive through a winter wonderland of decorated Christmas trees.

Adopt a Child for Project Christmas Cheer

Project Christmas Cheer received 97 applications for 157 children in just the first week of being open.  “Help from the community for the successful ‘adoptions’ of children is greatly appreciated,” said Coordinator Vicki Daniels.  Contact her at 252-247-7275 or pccvicki@gmail.com.  For more information, go to www.projectchristmascheer.com.


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Free Admission for Military on Veterans Day

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Tryon Palace will offer free admission for all active duty and military veterans on Veterans Day and discounted admission to accompanying family members.

Free and discounted passes will include tours of the Governor’s Palace, Stanly House and Dixon House, as well as access to the gardens and North Carolina History Center. Exhibits available inside the North Carolina History Center include the Regional History Museum and the Pepsi Family Center, which transports visitors of all ages to an interactive experience allowing them to live and work in a 19th-century coastal North Carolina village.

Other special events occurring at Tryon Palace this Veterans Day include a U.S. Naturalization Ceremony and a free performance by the U.S. Air Force Heritage Brass Band.

For more information on any of the Veterans Day events occurring at Tryon Palace, call 252-639-3500 or visit www.tryonpalace.org

Free admission for all active duty and military veterans

Contact Email: info@tryonpalace.org
Contact Phone: (252) 639-3500

 

Tryon Palace is known for being North Carolina’s first permanent state capitol, but we’re remembered for capturing imaginations. Walk in the footsteps of colonial governors, stroll through more than 14 acres of beautifully-sculpted gardens, or travel back in time for an interactive experience that blends the 1830s with 21st-century technologies. At Tryon Palace, they believe history is more than a story … it’s an experience.