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2012-05-17 06:23:17

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C., May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Set along sparkling clear water lined with rows of charter boats gently bobbing like fishing lures, Morehead City - located in North Carolina's Crystal Coast - has been nominated for World Fishing Network's 2012 "Ultimate Fishing Town." With hundreds of locales originally vying for the title, diverse, year-round fishing has launched Morehead City into the top 15. With fans casting votes from now until May 31, 2012 - the winning...

2012-03-08 15:00:00

MATTHEWS, N.C., March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Asheville's Biltmore once again leads the list of most visited North Carolina museums and historic attractions, and for the sixth consecutive year attracted more than a million visitors. The largest private home in America drew 1,101,413 guests during 2011. "We are always honored to be recognized as a favorite destination for visitors to the Carolinas," said Bill Cecil, President and CEO of Biltmore. "Despite the tough economic conditions of...

2012-01-30 10:38:00

BEAUFORT, N.C., Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boasting more than 300 years of historical legacy, the town of Beaufort on North Carolina's Crystal Coast has been nominated for "America's Coolest Small Town" by Budget Travel magazine and with less than 48 hours left in the competition, the Carteret County town is encouraging fans to vote. As the southern-most town, the competition has pulled support from the region earning more than 30 percent of the votes. The community of less than 4,500 has...

2011-01-18 08:41:00

BEAUFORT, N.C., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Archaeologists recently discovered what is believed to be the sword of a famous pirate, off the shore of North Carolina's Coast. Captain Edward Teach (1680 - 1718), better known as Blackbeard, was a pirate who plundered the coasts of the West Indies, North Carolina and Virginia. With the upcoming release of Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides, a pirate craze is in full force across the nation and adventure-seekers experience an...

2008-07-29 18:00:30

By Wade Rawlins, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jul. 29--Visitors to North Carolina beaches are swimming at some of the cleanest beaches in the nation according to the annual survey of water quality at public beaches released Tuesday. Nancy Stoner, director of the clean water project for the Natural Resources Defense Council, which compiles the report, said only 1 percent of water samples collected at North Carolilna beaches exceeded the bacterial standards last year. Of 240...

2008-07-25 00:00:39

By Jonathan Cribbs, The Beaufort Gazette, S.C. Jul. 24--A teaching assistant and two-time challenger to former Beaufort County Board of Education member Margie Jenkins is taking her third stab at winning the board's District 8 seat in September. Aleatha Williams, a kindergarten teaching assistant at Joseph S. Shanklin Elementary School, was the first to file Thursday for the seat Jenkins vacated last month, citing continued acute allergy complications. The special election is Sept. 23...

2008-07-05 09:00:14

By Jannette Pippin, The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C. Jul. 5--MOREHEAD CITY -- Not every issue may be a divisive one in the race for the District 13 seat in the N.C. House of Representatives. The $20 million that was doled out along the coast this year for public water access projects was money that Rep. Pat McElraft, R-Emerald Isle, believes was well spent. McElraft's challenger in her bid for re-election was instrumental in efforts that resulted in the creation last year of the...

2008-06-17 09:00:51

By Jannette Pippin, The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C. Jun. 17--BEAUFORT -- The former Beaufort Elementary School property is on the market again. The Carteret County Board of Commissioners recently announced an open listing of the county's intent to sell the former Beaufort Elementary School property located at 801 Mulberry St. The old school property was vacated after a new elementary school opened in August 2004, and there have been various efforts by the county to sell the...

2006-11-12 06:00:20

By Jerry Allegood, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Nov. 12--BETTIE -- For a book-loving, retired librarian who doesn't care much for activism and public speaking, Carolyn Mason does a lot of both. She has done it for the wild horses of Shackleford Banks that have roamed an undeveloped island in Carteret County for generations. When the hardy herds were threatened by overpopulation and federal policy that would evict them from Cape Lookout National Seashore, Mason helped organize a...