Halloween Ghost Ship in Southport!

Climb aboard the ghost ship! Little mariners will enjoy spooky tales of lost souls, pirates, and other mysteries along the Lower Cape Fear. Games and activities for goblins and ghouls include pirate bean bag toss, design your own trick-or-treat bag, ghost writing, and shadow drawing NC Maritime Museum @ Southport 204 E. Moore Street, Southport […]

Beaufort ties with Hammondsport, N.Y. for the #1 spot!

This year’s Coolest Small Towns in America contest had a tie for first: Hammondsport, N.Y. (shown above), and Beaufort, N.C. (Arion Doerr) We logged 368,000 votes in our seventh annual contest to choose the best hometown escapes in America. This year’s twist? A nail-biter of a finish that crashed our website (temporarily, of course!) and resulted […]

NC 4th of July Festival in Southport!

Celebrate the day of our nation’s independence at Southport’s NC 4th of July Festival. Festival events include: parade, naturalization ceremony, over 100 arts & craft booths, food vendors, 5K Freedom Walk/Run, live entertainment, art show, & beach day events on July 1st. The National 9/11 Flag, currently on a journey across America, will be making […]

North Carolina Watermelon Festival in Murfreesboro!

Enjoy a complimentary slice of the State’s finest melons in Historic Murfreesboro, NC! This year they are celebrating our 25th anniversary of the Watermelon Festival! Be sure to come out and be a part of the festivities. The Watermelon Festival promotes eating healthy — keeping your heart strong. Check out these watermelon recipes. Daily events […]

Spruce Pine reaps tourism gains from Blue Ridge Parkway

Source: Asheville Citizen-Times The owners of the Orchard at Altapass took North Carolina to court when the state proposed acquiring 200 acres of the apple orchard to create the Blue Ridge Parkway in the 1930s. The owners at the time ran a wholesale apple business and did not see the benefit of having the scenic […]