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2014-03-17 12:24:55

EMERALD ISLE, ATLANTIC BEACH, MOREHEAD CITY, BEAUFORT and CAPE LOOKOUT, N.C., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While throngs of families flock to mega-amusement parks this season, spending $500+ for a family to catch a glimpse of the beloved mouse with red overalls, North Carolina's Southern Outer Banks invites park-hoppers to let their real imaginations run free by experiencing countless seaside attractions under $10 at the Crystal Coast (www.crystalcoastnc.org) Families can explore the oak...

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...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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