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Local Areas 8 Atlantic Beach, Fort Macon State Park 12 Pine Knoll Shores, NC Aquarium 14 Emerald Isle 18 Indian Beach, Salter Path 18 Swansboro, Cape Carteret 20 Morehead City, The History Place 24 Beaufort, Beaufort Historic Site 26 NC Maritime Museum, Rachel Carson Reserve 28 Cape Lookout National Seashore 30 Down East, Core Sound Waterfowl Museum

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Sea & Do: Recreation Tee Time: Area Golf Courses Good Buys: Shops and Specialties Local Flavor: Restaurant Listings Perfect Stay: Accommodations

GENERAL INFO 15, 22-23, 25, 31 Maps 27 Ferry Schedule 38 Tide Tables 68 Coastal Angling 70 Coastal Events Calendar 78 Kid’s Page 80 Numbers to Know 81 Advertiser Index 

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Welcome ... …to Eastern North Carolina and thank you for picking up a Coaster Magazine to help chart your course. Fall along the Crystal Coast is a virtual fisherman’s paradise. Whether you’re fishing off the pier or are headed off-shore for a day, there is plenty of adventure to be found by dropping a line or two in the cooler fall months. Spanish mackerel, tuna, grouper, flounder, speckled trout, sea mullet, king mackerel, whatever the poison, Eastern North Carolina is sure to provide a bounty. While fishing is a definite focus, that certainly doesn’t mean there isn’t lots more to do. Those cooler fall temperatures lend themselves to outdoor activities. It’s a great time for a hike on some of the area’s wilderness trails or a walk along the Outer Banks to explore the flora and fauna without the summertime crowds. Halloween is right around the corner and visitors and residents will find plenty of fun activities on the calendar to celebrate, including special events at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores and the NC Maritime Museum in Beaufort. October also brings the third Crystal Coast Con (Oct. 19) to MacDaddy’s in Cape Carteret. Growing in popularity each year, the event brings sci-fi enthusiasts to the Crystal Coast for a day of exciting activities. We’re also looking forward to the holidays with this issue of Coaster Magazine – and have included our annual Holiday Events Calendar so you can do the same at home. There are a wide variety of holiday activities listed, from traditional parades and tree lighting ceremonies to our popular flotilla and Morehead City’s Chowder Crawl. However you hope to celebrate, we’re sure there is something along the Crystal Coast to bring joy to the season. Whether you’re with us year-round, or are just here for a week, thank you for letting us contribute to your fall landscape. Enjoy your fall along the Crystal Coast.

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ATLANTIC BEACH a family-friendly option when it comes to taking the children for a day of beach play. But it’s the towns laid back spirit and warm family atmosphere that keeps people coming back for more With ample opportunities for surfing and fishing, Atlantic Beach is home to one of the two remaining fishing piers on the island and provides the perfect opportunity to prop your feet up and drop a line. The town has a collection of shopping and dining options and is convenient to area attractions. One of the most popular, Fort Macon State Park, is located at the northern tip of the island. Other favorite events include the Atlantic Beach King Mackerel Tournament, the Penguin Plunge and Carolina Kite Fest. Details: www.atlanticbeachnc.com.

As a regal welcome into the Beaufort Channel, Fort Macon State Park’s flags fly high above the fully-intact fortress, welcoming visitors to the Crystal Coast and warning enemies that she is still on guard. North Carolina’s second most visited state park, the fivesided brick structure stands as proudly today as she did in the 1800s, complete with battle scars to show for her years of protection. Garrisoned in 1834, the site is one of the best preserved forts in the country, a living example of 19th century architecture and masonry. More than nine million bricks were used in the construction and it took some eight years to complete. Seized by the Confederacy in 1861, the site came under bombardment by Union forces in April of 1862 in

order to secure the use of the harbor. A reenactment of the bombardment is celebrated annually at the site. A visitors center and education space helps serve the approximate 1.3 million visitors to the site, sharing the story of Fort Macon and providing a backdrop for workshops and conferences. In addition, audio programs, displays and a variety of artifacts throughout the protected site help illustrate what life was like at the fort during its years of service. The park itself encompasses 385 acres of pristine beach, dunes and maritime forest just east of Atlantic Beach. At the park’s beach access, visitors can fish from rock jetties or park at the bathhouse Mimi Guthrie photo area for swimming and summer concessions. The park opens daily at 8am and closes at sunset. Fort hours are 9am-5:30pm daily. Details: 252-726-3775.

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Atlantic Beach is the oldest of the five towns that dot the beautiful shores of Bogue Banks, the beach front that runs parallel to Morehead City and the mainland. The town celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2012 and continues to be a popular family vacation destination as well as a favorite for area residents who are ready to spend a day in the warmth of the sun. Decades ago a ferry would bring vacationers for a day to frolic in the waves and lay in the warmth of the sun. Today, it is connected to Morehead City by bridge and sees a steady flow of traffic throughout the season. The center of town, commonly referred to as the Circle, plays host to an array of concerts, outdoor movies and special events during the summer months. And the beach, which is patrolled by lifeguards, provides



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Home to one of the state’s three aquariums, Pine Knoll Shores is the midway point between Atlantic Beach and Indian Beach and features one of the most natural untouched areas of Bogue Banks despite its population of just more than 1,500 residents. Surrounded by a lush maritime forest, the town takes pride in protecting these natural assets. The effort receives a Tree City USA ranking through the National Arbor Day Foundation year after year. While development was allowed in this mainly residential community, it has been done with a focus on minimal disturbance, making Pine Knoll Shores one of the state’s most environmentally-sensitive towns. While small in stature, the town does have a big place in history. Visitors will notice an historical marker along Hwy 58 noting the site of one of the first land-

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If you’re reeling in empty lines, sign up for the Surf Fishing Workshop Oct. 18-20. Now in its 23rd year, this comprehensive course gets novices off to a great start and helps others improve their skills. Take care of the $150 fee and required advance registration online or at the aquarium. Masquerade among marine life at the Aquarium A-Scare-ium Halloween costume party for grown-ups. The witching hours are 7:30-11pm, Friday, Oct. 25. A dueling piano duet, New York, NY, delivers a bewitching brew of music and comic entertainment. Win great prizes for great disguises – costumes are required. A Lookout Adventures fishing trip is the grand prize. Railhouse Brewery beer and Somerset Cellars wine is for sale by the glass. Floyd’s provides treats, aka hors d ‘oeuvres. Tickets are $15 each; $25 for two in advance; $20 each at the door. Minimum age to attend is 21. For the little creatures, the aquarium offers two nights of showing off costumes and gathering goodies among the exhibits at Trick or Treat Under the Sea, Oct. 29-30. Admission is $8 per person, www.nccoast.com

ings in the New World by Florentine explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano, putting the area on the map – literally – long before Pine Knoll Shores was born. The late Alice G. Hoffman purchased most of the land on Bogue Banks extending from Atlantic Beach to the Emerald Isle town line in hopes of creating a private retreat. Local historians have documented that in 1935 Hoffman’s land passed to a trustee, Llewellyn Phillips. In 1939 it went to John Marshall Mathias, who served as trustee for four children of the late President Theodore Roosevelt, a relative of Hoffman’s. And while the children supported the development of residential communities, it was them who began the process of protecting this picturesque backdrop. To learn more about town, visit www.townofpks.com.

per night; $7.20 for aquarium members. No charge for age 2 and under. Ticket sales end at 7:30pm. Daily admission receipts, tickets and passes do not apply. The aquarium closes at 1pm Oct. 29-30 to prepare. Thinking about your holiday cards? Bring the kids for Santa by the Sea, 5:30-8:30pm on Friday, Dec. 13. Children tell Santa their wishes among the fishes while FotoFX snaps a 5x7 inch photo of the event for each child 12 and under. Kids also prepare snacks for Santa’s reindeer, craft holiday keepsakes and enjoy favorite stories and other seasonal fun. The cost is $9 per person – advance purchase is advised. Also for the kids – holiday camps, Dec. 26-27. Camps are half-day for grades 2-5; $35 each session. The NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is 5 miles west of Atlantic Beach at 1 Roosevelt Blvd., Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512. Hours are 9am-5pm daily; except closing early Oct. 29-30 and closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s days. Regular admission is $8 for ages 13-61; $7 for age 62 and up; $6 for ages 3-12; no charge for age 2 and under and NC Aquarium Society members. www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.


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EMERALD ISLE Emerald Isle may be one of the region’s newest towns, however, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a lot to offer. With an almost perfect blend of modern amenities and old-fashioned beach town values, Emerald Isle has become a favorite vacation spot for families. Located at the far western end of Bogue Banks, the town’s warm hospitality and hometown charm make it a perfect beach getaway. And options abound, from campgrounds and hotels to condo and private home rentals, when it comes time to choose the perfect place to stay. Interestingly enough, this area of Bogue Banks remained largely uninhabited until the 1950s when it was purchased by a group of developers. While con-

templating their investment, a consultant was flown over the area for a visual survey. Viewing the lush green maritime forest set against the sparkling bluegreens of the Atlantic Ocean, he suggested “Emerald Isle.” Emerald Isle pays tribute to that Irish namesake each March with its St. Patrick’s Festival, one of the Crystal Coast’s biggest spring events. Vacation attractions include a water slide, miniature golf, movies, fishing, bike paths that span the town, natural areas such as Emerald Woods park and, of course, swimming, sunning, sandcastle building and a nice assortment of shopping and dining. For more details, visit www.emeraldisle-nc.org.

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INDIAN BEACH & SALTER PATH These bedroom communities in the middle of Bogue Banks swell each summer with second home owners and vacationers searching for a perfect stretch of beach to call home for a day. Despite a slight climb in population in recent years, the two towns continue to maintain their small town feel. Play on the beach, kayak, watch shrimp boats bring in their catch or embrace your inner child with a day of mini-golf, go-karts and bumper boats. In both communities, accommodations range from private homes and condos to family run hotels. Still a hub for commercial fishing, the day’s catch is abundant in Salter Path and Indian Beach. Salter Path, the more business-oriented of the two towns, is in the middle of Indian Beach. Watch the signs carefully as you drive first through Indian Beach

and into Salter Path, then back through Indian Beach once more. Here, visitors will find a handful of locallyowned restaurants and shops. Cradled in the arms of Indian Beach, the village of Salter Path was the first on the island, having emerged in the late 1800s. Historical reports claim that local fishermen would carry barrels of mullet from the beach to the sound to trade with a boat offering sweet potatoes and corn. Over the years, a permanent path was worn beside Riley Salter’s house; hence the community’s name. The area’s main public beach access offers restrooms, showers and picnic tables, and features a long, winding boardwalk that meanders through forested dunes down to a beautiful, wide beach. Details: www.indianbeach.org.

CAPE CARTERET & sWANSBORO Nestled along the banks of the White Oak River and the Intracoastal Waterway, Cape Carteret, Cedar Point and Swansboro fill the gap between Morehead City and Jacksonville, in Onslow County, with a collection of neighborhoods, waterfront eateries and scenic photo opportunities. At the intersection of Hwys 24 and 58, Cape Carteret welcomes visitors with golf courses, restaurants, shopping and more. A variety of well-known chains makes this a busy retail intersection, and its easy access to the beach in Emerald Isle makes it a popular spot to settle. Cape Carteret rolls in to Cedar Point which lines Hwy 24 with antique shops, boutiques and small businesses. 18

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The waterfront village of Swansboro is the largest of the three towns yet it continues to retain its historic charm and quaint beauty. The site is home to the oldest running Carteret County festival. October’s Mullet Festival brings up to 20,000 visitors each year, packing the downtown streets of this town of less than 2,000. Turning 59 in 2013, the festival shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Rare for the flat lands of the coastal plains, Swansboro has a unique hilly landscape that seems to cradle the historic buildings in its downtown district, which is home to an eclectic collection of restaurants, pubs and stores. Details: swansboro-nc.org


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MOREHEAD CITY tary ships and freighters from all over the world can be seen coming and going on any given day. While big in stature, it does little to overshadow Morehead City’s own fleet – its charter boats that line the waterfront. June brings the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, now more than 50 years old, for a week of fishing, fun and a purse that consistently tops the $1 million mark. The tournament has put Morehead City on the map as a fishing destination. As with other area communities, seafood is abundant in Morehead City – with several large waterfront icons that are ready to serve up the day’s catch any way you’d like it. Throughout the summer, live music can be found at Jaycee Park on the waterfront each Saturday evening. It’s the perfect time to put your feet up, relax and breathe in the salt air. For more details, visit downtownmoreheadcity.com.

Lauded time and time again for its vast genealogy library, The History Place in Morehead City is a great place to get an overall history of the region. For genealogy and Civil War buffs, the Jack Spencer Goodwin Library houses more than 6,000 publications and an extensive county photo file. The Civil War collections are especially notable – drawing a large research audience annually to the site. The museum itself is nothing short of a success story. Originally housed on the campus of Carteret Community College, the Carteret County Historical Society members undertook a fundraising campaign that would bring them to a new home in downtown Morehead City more than 10 years ago. An old furniture store was renovated to house exhibits, the library, meeting space and a small café. Space rentals and the leased restau-

rant space continue to buoy the nonprofit operation. From Carteret County’s relationship with the sea to its military history, the stories are told here at The History Place. Browse the antique doll collection, Native American artifacts, award-winning carved decoys, vintage clothing, period furniture, military memorabilia, coastal artwork and more. Learn the history of shrimp boats, read about the Tuscarora Indians and take a look at the carriage Civil War spy Emeline Pigott was riding in when captured. It is purported that Pigott carried more items of importance in her petticoat than would fit in any modern-day suitcase. The Museum Store offers unique gifts and a wide variety of local books and merchandise for all ages. Publications feature the Civil War, black history, pirates, poetry and local cookbooks. Nautical ornaments, jewelry, pottery, collectibles and children’s items are also featured. Admission is free. For more information call 252-247-7533 or visit www.thehistoryplace.org.

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Centrally-located, Morehead City is home to a walk-worthy waterfront with a mixture of locallyowned shops, restaurants and nightspots. Spend the day fishing, grab dinner with friends and cap off the evening over a cold beer. Waterfront improvement projects through the Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association continue to keep the region vibrant and lively. As the retail hub of the region, shoppers will find several major chain stores and restaurants at the western end of town and a variety of smaller boutiques dotted throughout town. As it continues to grow and add new businesses, however, Morehead City is a community that continues to stay in touch with its rich historic past. At the eastern edge of the downtown waterfront is one of the state’s two shipping ports where mili-

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By Katie Coleman With more than 100 craft beers to choose from, the Craft on the Crystal Coast beer festival is sure to have a taste for everyone. Craft brewing in North Carolina is gaining popularity, and this event puts the spotlight on what the state has to offer. While the most popular North Carolina breweries will be in attendance, the festival will also showcase different brews from across the country. More than 30 different breweries will set up shop from 1-5pm on Sunday, Nov. 11 at the Crystal Coast Civic Center. Breweries from last year included Dogfish Head, Big Boss, Mother Earth, Highland Brewing Company, Flying Dog Brewery, Blue Moon, Natty Greene’s Brewing Company and Foothills Brewing among many others. Although this is a tasting event, last year some of the breweries carried stock for purchase. T-shirts will also be available for purchase for $6. “We expect all of the breweries from last year, plus some more,” said Robin Nelson, executive director of the SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House. “We had 30 breweries and over a hundred different brews. We expect at least that many this year.”

Nelson said around 500 people attended last year, and because of the good reviews, they expect to see that number jump. The second annual event benefits the SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House, the only inpatient hospice facility serving the Crystal Coast. The organization focuses on symptom management for terminally ill patients as well as emotional and spiritual support for patients and their families. “One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit the Crystal Coast Hospice House, which opened in July to start filling the need for inpatient hospice care in the tri county region. The house provides hospice care 24 hours a day, seven days a week for those patients whose needs can’t be taken care of at home,” said Nelson. No one under 21 is allowed inside this event. VIP tickets, which include food, advanced entrance at 1pm, and extra choices of brews are $50. Standard admission, from 2-5pm, is $40. For more information, send a message to robin.nelson@crystalcoasthospicehouse.org. Find tickets online at www.crystalcoastbeer. eventbrite.com. Coaster

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BEAUFORT Museum, which oversees the recovery of artifacts from the site. A large two-day Pirate Festival continues to reinforce Beaufort’s pirate history and provide a familyfriendly weekend of revelry. The town is a favorite for those eager to shed their cars and put on walking shoes. Whether it’s strolling down the wooden boardwalk or simply walking along the live-oak draped residential streets of the historic district to gander at the historical architecture, Beaufort is a town best seen on foot. Scenic strolls are highlighted by shopping opportunities, fine dining and fiery red sunsets. Tour and charter boats, plus a wealth of area artisans help make Beaufort a fun and eclectic spot to spend time. Noted events include the Wine and Food Weekend in April, the NC Maritime Museum Wooden Boat Show in May and the Beaufort Old Homes and Gardens Tour in June. Details: www.beaufortnc.org.

As the keeper of Beaufort’s history, the Beaufort Historic Site on Turner Street offers a variety of programs, tours and special events throughout the calendar year. Cited for recognizing the town’s historical significance more than 50 years ago, the Beaufort Historical Association, which maintains the site, has been a leader in the restoration and preservation of some of the town’s most prestigious structures. The site itself includes 11 historic buildings and the Old Burying Ground on Ann Street. Buildings include the Courthouse of 1796, the oldest surviving wooden courthouse in the state; the apothecary shop, circa 1859; the Carteret County Jail, circa 1829; the Rustell House, circa 1732 and others. Enhanced by authentic artifacts, a double-decker tour bus and facts and stories that have been

passed down through the ages, the Historic Site has documented the lifestyles and customs of Beaufort’s past to preserve its historical identity for the future. Throughout the year, the Beaufort Historic Site offers a variety of tours, seminars, volunteer opportunities and special events, including several of the town’s largest annual social engagements. From the educational Kindergarten Thanksgiving to the popular Old Homes & Gardens Tour held each June, there is always something on the horizon at the Beaufort Historic Site. In addition to its own events, the site host three shows and sales by the Carteret County Arts and Crafts Coalition annually and is available as a special event rental. The Beaufort Historic Site is open from 9:30am-5pm Monday through Saturday and 10am-4pm during the off-season. Details: 252-728-5225 or www.beauforthistoricsite.org.

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With a picturesque waterfront full of quaint shops and eateries, Beaufort (pronounced “Bô-furt”), is well deserving of its “America’s Coolest Small Town” title bestowed upon in 2012 by Budget Travel. Noted as North Carolina’s third oldest town, Beaufort residents have gone to great pains to retain a great deal of the seaport’s history and architecture. A walk down tree-lined Ann Street can swiftly carry a visitor to another time. Incorporated in 1722 as Fish Towne, it’s not hard to guess what the region was known for. Fishing and shipping have played a large role in shaping the community and it’s an industry that continues to have a presence. Shrimp trawlers continue to cruise the waterfront, interspersed with kayaks and pleasure boats. The wreckage of the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the flagship of Blackbeard the Pirate, was found just outside of Beaufort Inlet more than 10 years ago and continues to be a draw for the community and the NC Maritime

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It was the vibrant, pristine waters that surround the Crystal Coast that first brought man to its shores. Those waters, its travelers and its sea life are celebrated daily at the NC Maritime Museum in Beaufort. Under the auspices of the NC Dept. of Cultural Resources, the museum is one of three maritime museums managed by the state. Through a wide variety of paid and free programming and evolving exhibits and artifacts, the sites share the story of North Carolina’s romance with its stretch of coastline and its inhabitants. The site was thrust into the spotlight in 2011 as it became home to one of the first permanent exhibit of artifacts raised from the vessel believed to be the Queen Anne’s Revenge, Blackbeard

the Pirate’s flagship. Located in 1996 just outside of Beaufort Inlet, the Dept. of Cultural Resources and the museum have played a huge role in funding the excavation and bringing the artifacts to the surface. New pieces are added regularly, making it a must-stop for visitors, even if they’ve been there before. Free to visit, the museum features a variety of additional exhibits, from sea life and sailing to boat building and commercial fishing. Across the street, the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center features an active boat and model shop, where visitors can observe the active construction of wooden boats, or take a class to learn how to build their own. The museum is open from 9am-5pm, weekdays; 10am-5pm on Saturday; and 1-5pm on Sunday. For more information, call 252-728-7317 or visit ncmaritimemuseums.com.

Visitors looking to get back to nature during their visit to the Crystal Coast, will find a natural wonder in the Rachel Carson Reserve. Teeming with wildlife and natural vegetation, this series of islands located across from the Beaufort waterfront is a component of the NC National Estuarine Research Reserve. Often referred to as Bird Shoals or Carrot Island by locals, it can only be accessed by boat. Lucky explorers might spot a few of the beautiful wild horses congregating along the shore, an egret swooping down into the marsh or a sand fiddler crab scurrying across the mud. The 2,650-acre reserve is a favorite place for hiking, shelling and exploring the natural and human processes that affect coastal areas. The site was named for Ra-

chel Carson, the scientist and author who conducted research on the island’s coastal habitat. Comprised of salt marshes, salt flats, tidal flats and eelgrass beds, the reserve is a favorite place for beachcombing, swimming and sunbathing. More than 200 species of birds have been sighted on the reserve and a checklist of these feathered-friends is available. Guided nature tours are offered from 8:3010:30am, Tuesday and Thursday, June through August, including nature hikes and cruises offered by the Friends of the Reserve. Closed toe shoes, sunglasses, hats, water and sunscreen are recommended. Guests should be prepared to get their shoes wet and muddy, especially during the nature hikes. Tours are free, however, donations are graciously accepted. For more information, call 252-838-0883 or visit www.nccoastalreserve.net.

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Cape Lookout National Seashore Best known for its towering lighthouse covered in black and white diamonds, Cape Lookout National Seashore is a 56-mile stretch of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, spanning from Ocracoke Inlet to Beaufort Inlet. Three pristine barrier islands make up the national seashore – North Core Banks, South Core Banks and Shackleford Banks. Accessible only by private boat or ferry, this incredible ribbon of sand hosts unparalleled fishing, shelling and a working lighthouse. The 28

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undeveloped seashore allows for true-to-nature camping, features a restored lighthouse keeper’s quarters, a boardwalk to the beach, daily ranger programs and facilities in summer. There are no lifeguards on the beaches or maintained roads. North and South Core Banks, both noted for wonderful shelling, clamming and surf fishing, also offer rustic cabins as an alternative to camping from April through November. For those seeking to discover the seashore’s history, picturesque Portsmouth village, found at the northeastern tip of Core Banks, is a 250acre uninhabited island community dating from 1753 and preserved as a national historic site. Exhibits in several of the historic buildings tell the history of this island community. Many visitors come to the National Seashore to view the black and white diagonal checkerboard-patterned Cape Lookout Lighthouse. A landmark since 1859, the lighthouse tower is maintained by the National Park Service. Visitors can climb the tower from mid-May to mid-September. On Shackleford Banks, history may wander past you in the form of the Shackleford Banks wild horses. The Light Station Visitor Center, found near the South Core Banks ferry dock, has a shaded pavilion and boardwalk connecting it to the beach. There are exhibits along the boardwalk and at the nearby Keepers’ Quarters Museum. Exhibits focus on lighthouse history and early shipwrecks and rescues. The Light Station Visitor Center and the Keepers’ Quarters Museum are open to the public 9am-5pm, April through November. The seashore’s main visitor center, located on Harkers Island, is open year round from 9am-5pm (except for Dec. 25 & Jan. 1). Exhibits tell the story of island communities, the US Life-Saving Service and other local history. An indoor theater offers a short film and the visitor center bookstore features books, tapes, videos and children’s items related to Cape Lookout National Seashore. A nature trail winds along the shore to an observation deck overlooking Core Sound. Public restrooms and a nearby picnic area are available and wheelchair accessible. For more information call 252-728-2250 or visit www.nps.gov/calo. For a complete listing of area ferries, charters, tours and cruises, see page 42. All visitors should remember this is a remote, natural territory with no fast food, limited fresh water access and no lifeguards. Visitors and campers, remember to take whatever is needed to eat or drink, sun and insect lotions, hats and shoes and to bring out all that you carry in, including trash.


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Down East

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Heritage and tradition are alive and well in Down East Carteret County. Rich in maritime history and folk arts, this rural region sweeps visitors back to a more laid back, simpler time. Some of the country’s most talented boat builders are hidden amidst the small clustered communities. Commercial fishing continues to be a mainstay. And family is one of the most important assets a person can have. Found east of Beaufort along Hwy 70, Down East encompasses the communities of Atlantic, Bettie, Cedar Island, Davis, Gloucester, Harkers Island, Lola, Marshallberg, Otway, Sea Level, Smyrna, Stacy, Straits and Williston. Each of these communities are unique and rich in maritime heritage and beauty,

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which was recognized in 2009 as the stretch of Hwy 70 from Merrimon Road to Cedar Island and designated as part of the Outer Banks Scenic Byway. On Harkers Island, you’ll find the National Park Service Visitor Center offering information on Cape Lookout Lighthouse and the Outer Banks. There are also marinas, campgrounds and accommodations, plus ferries and charter boat services available for visitors ready to hop over to the islands for the day. At Cedar Island, travelers have the option of jumping on a state ferry to Ocracoke, a small village at the southern tip of the Outer Banks, and following the byway north.

of Down East residents. With a focus on decoy carving, boat building, storytelling, oral history of the region, local writers, traditional music, food, hunting, fishing and other skills, the talent is bountiful Down East, and Waterfowl Museum is a great place to find samples of it all. The museum’s goal is to pass these community strengths on to the next generation, educating residents and visitors alike about the crucial role these talents have played through history. Many heritage programs and demonstrations are offered throughout the year and the site’s Waterfowl Weekend, held the first weekend each December, is not to be missed. Museum hours are 10am-5pm, Monday-Saturday and 2-5pm, Sunday. Admission is $5 for nonmembers. Students are admitted free. Details: 252-728-1500, www.coresound.com.


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Third Annual Crystal Coast Con

Dress in your best cosplay and come prepared to battle it out in gaming tournaments and costume contests at the 3rd annual Crystal Coast Con. The convention will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Mac Daddy’s in Cape Carteret. The one-day event is packed with door prizes, sci-fi vendors and giveaways. Ecto-1, a fully equipped paranormal investigation vehicle, and Stormtroopers from the 501st Legion are on the list of vendors to appear at event. Celebrity guests for this year’s convention include Marina Sirtis from “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” Adrian Paul from “Highlander,” Mark Ryan from “Robin of Sherwood” and “Transformers,” Cerina Vincent from “Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy” and Rick Mora from “Twilight.” The event runs from 10am-6pm and tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Check out www.crystalcoastcon.com for a complete schedule of events.

Halloween Happenings

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School Drama Club to create Fright Night, an event complete with a haunted exhibit hall, sweet treats and a few tricks. Fright Night will be held at the Beaufort Maritime Museum from 5:30-8pm on Friday, Oct. 25. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for those under 18. Proceeds benefit museum education programs and the ECHS Drama Club. On the same night, the museum will give a behind the scenes glimpse into preparing whale bones for display with Cetacean Fascination from 6:30-7:30pm. To attend this free event, meet at gate three of the Gallants Channel Annex on West Beaufort Road. The NC Maritime Museum is also offering a moonlight kayak adventure from 3:30-6:30pm on Thursday, Oct. 31. Intermediate and advanced paddlers age 12 and up can watch the moon rise over the water on this Halloween inspired kayak tour. Kayaks and navigation lights will be provided. Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are required and the cost is $50. For details, call 252-728-7317 or visit www. ncmaritimemuseums.com. The Newport Rotary Club is coordinating the Newport Halloween Hootenanny, an annual fall tradition. The event will run from 6-9pm on Hal(continued on page 34)


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loween night at the Newport Little League Park on Howard Blvd. This free event features over twenty children’s Halloween games, a costume contest, hayrides, a petting zoo, a bouncy house and free hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy and drinks. For more information visit the event’s website, newport-hootenanny.blogspot.com. The NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores isn’t skipping out on the fun. For the kids, the aquarium is hosting Trick or Treat Under the Sea on Oct. 29-30. Tickets are $8 per person, $6 for members, and 2 and under get in free. Tickets can be purchased in advance online. For adults, the aquarium has put together the A-Scare-ium at the Aquarium, a 21 and up event featuring North Carolina wine and beer, music and dancing amidst an atmosphere of a haunted pirate ship. Costumes are required for this Oct. 25 event. Find more details at www.ncaquariums. com. Emerald Isle will host a Halloween Carnival from 6-8pm on Friday, Oct. 25. The event is guaranteed to paint a smile on everyone’s face with

glow in the dark murals, face painting, a liver toss, a hanging donut eating contest and more. Emerald Isle Police Department will be on hand to help make ID kits for kids. Admission is two bags of candy per child. Call 252-354-6350 for more information. Swansboro Parks and Recreation will host the second annual Halloweenie Roast beginning at 5:30pm on Oct. 18. This free event includes a hotdog roast, costume contest, decorated pumpkin contest, Halloween games and spooktacular fun. Drop off decorated pumpkins by 4pm on Oct. 18 to enter the contest. Swansboro Parks and Recreation is also hosting Pink-a-Pumpkin to participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is a fun fall craft project and shows your support for survivors, loved ones, and those fighting the battle. Pink-a-Pumpkin is open to all and will be held at the Swansboro Recreation Center at 6pm on Wednesday, Oct. 23. Cost is $10 per person, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. For more information

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Try the best of North Carolina chili at the Havelock Chili Festival, Oct. 18-19. Pets are not allowed. For more information about the Havelock Chili Festival, visit www.chilifestival.org or email chili@chilifestival.org.

BHA Hosts Annual Fall Events

The Beaufort Historical Association is hosting a pair of events on the weekend of Nov. 23-24, sure to set the holiday tone. On Saturday, Nov. 23, the BHA hosts its annual Jumble Sale. The sale, which is sure to have something for everyone, will run from 9am-3pm at the Beaufort Historic Site. Event-goers can expect to find antiques and collectibles, fine art, pottery, vintage treasures, handmade jewelry, crafts, holiday items, candles, books, homemade food and more. Held rain or shine, it’s a great opportunity for holiday shoppers to find that one-of-a-kind gift and special bargains all in one location. “The Jumble Sale is a lot of fun for both vendors and shoppers,” said BHA Executive Director Patricia Suggs. “It’s a great place to shop for handmade items and unique gifts. Paired with the BHA’s Community Thanksgiving Feast, it makes for a great autumn weekend in historic Beaufort.” The Community Thanksgiving Feast runs from 11:30am-1pm on Sunday, Nov. 24 at the site. This promises to be a unique, old-fashioned gathering of friends, neighbors and visitors which promotes 36

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a sense of community while dining on an amazing meal. Prepared and donated by Beaufort restaurants, the feast is a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings. This year’s participating restaurants include Aqua Restaurant, Beaufort Grocery Co., Blue Moon Bistro, Boardwalk Café, The Cedars Inn and Restaurant, Clawson’s 1905 Restaurant, The Coffee Shop, The Dock House Restaurant, Finz Grill, Fish Tales, Front Street Grill at Stillwater, The General Store, National Charity League, Old Salt Restaurant, Queen Ann’s Revenge, Ribeye’s Steakhouse, Roland’s Barbecue, Royal James Café and the Spouter Inn. The meal will be served from the Josiah Bell House and can either be eaten on site or packed to take home. The event will be held rain or shine. Tickets for the event are $18 in advance and $20 the day of the feast. Tickets are limited to 300 and sell out quickly. For more information about either of these events, call the Beaufort Historical Association at 252-728-5225 or visit www.beauforthistoricsite. org.

Festival Honors Historic Promise Land

The Promise Land Society is hosting a festival from 10am-4pm on Saturday, Oct. 26. The society and festival get their name from the historic Promise Land neighborhood of Morehead City, a region that was originally settled by people who migrated from Shackleford Banks. Organizers hope the festival will become an annual event celebrating the history of the region. The street fair will be held on 14th Street between Shepard and Shackleford streets in large tent. The society will display Promise Land heritage in the form of family exhibits, crafts for sale, food, videos, live music, storytelling and other


educational exhibits such as boat making and net mending. A kid’s area will feature decoy paintings and other activities. A Promise Land dinner plate can be purchased with an advance ticket. For more information, contact Sally Lumpkin at sdstrollo@yahoo.com.

‘Ports of Call’ Boatshop Bash

The Friends of the NC Maritime Museum in Beaufort are hosting their annual fall fundraiser, Boatshop Bash, from 6:30-10pm on Saturday, Nov. 2 in the Watercraft Center in downtown Beaufort. The purpose of the Friends is to assist, promote and enhance the programs and functions of the NC Maritime Museum through contributions of labor, technical skills, services, equipment and funding. The theme this year is “Ports of Call.” Participants will be treated to foods and beverages representing Singapore, Papau New Guinea, Vera Cruz and Beaufort. Music will be provided by Da Howlies and there will be a live and silent auction of various travel-related items. The prizes include a houseboat rental, a William Bell wine dinner and a three-hour cruise on Procrastinator. Tickets are $50 for Friends members and $55 for nonmembers. Tickets can be purchased online at www.maritimefriends.org, at the museum store or by calling the Friends’ office at 252-7281638.

Coast. The proceeds of the event go to DAN, Divers Alert Network. DAN is the industry’s largest association dedicated to scuba diving safety by providing emergency assistance, medical information resources, insurance and educational opportunities. For this event, divers collect up to two numbered oyster shells while diving at Radio Island. The numbers on the shells determine the order in which divers get to draw prizes. In the past, the event has had enough prizes for participants to receive two, and sometimes three prizes. The dive is scheduled for 9am on Saturday, Oct. 19. All divers must register and check in at Discovery Diving Co. no later than 7am on the day of the dive. Divers will receive manufacturer brochures, Treasure Hunt rules and a list of prizes. A preliminary briefing at Discovery Diving begins at 7:30am and divers head to Radio Island for a buddy-up briefing. Divers will have 45 minutes to find two shells and register the numbers with the Treasure Hunt officials. After everyone has recorded their numbers, a pig picking will take place at Discovery Diving, and the prizes will be drawn. Treasure Hunt registration is $25 for divers and $30 to register the day of the event. There is a $9 fee for each guest who will be attending the pig picking. For additional information, contact Discovery Diving Co. at 252-728-2265 or dive@ discoverydiving.com.

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The Beaufort Fire Department is hosting the 2nd Big Shave Run to benefit St. Baldrick’s Foundation. The foundation has funded $125,251,567 in research grants for childhood cancer. Through the fundraising efforts of this foundation, it is responsible for 651 grants at 311 institutions in 17 countries. The foundation started with head shaving events. Each shavee would raise money and then attend a volunteer organized event and take a spin in the barber chair. The foundation has expanded to allow people to raise money however they like. The event includes a 5K and a one-mile run/ walk. Bring your bike or do it on foot. Registration, start and finish lines are at the corner of Turner and Front streets. Registration begins at 7:30am on Saturday, Oct. 19. It costs $15 to join the race, and age 10 and under run for free. For more information, call 252-728-4325. Coaster

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For 26 years Don Dixon, owner of Kites Unlimited, has been organizing Carolina Kite Fest. He waits to have the event until after the tourist season is over and the beach crowds have dwindled. Once the fall breeze rolls in, it’s time to go fly a kite. This year the event will be held on Oct. 2627. Unlike other festivals, Carolina Kite Fest has no vendors and doesn’t sell anything. All Dixon wants you to do is come out and participate. When he decided 26 years ago to plan the first Kite Fest, he did it in appreciation of his customers. “It was a thank you to our customers,” he said. “It is a participation event centered on flying kites.” Don’t be fooled – just because there won’t be vendors does not mean there’s nothing to do at this event. There will be a kite building event for kids in the morning, something the festival includes every year. “Kites Unlimited provides the kites and some awesome volunteers help the kids decorate,” said Dixon. A night fly is on the books this year, and is set to happen Saturday night.

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Dixon said, “It’s a great event when there’s a little bit of wind and people put various lights on their kites – it’s a lot of fun.” The Play Sail and the large kites, some around the size of a yellow school bus, will return for the festivities this year. There isn’t a set schedule for these ascensions, however, shared Dixon, it’s entirely up to the wind. “Everything is wind dependent. The schedule will change as the wind changes,” Dixon said. He does try to plan activities a few hours in advance based on the weather. There will be a chalkboard at the festival that will be used to display upcoming events throughout the day. Whether you come as a participant to fly a kite on the sand or as a spectator to watch from the boardwalk, Carolina Kite Fest is a fun event for all and a traditional sign of fall along Eastern North Carolina. Come out to The Circle (the main beach access in Atlantic Beach) on Oct. 26-27. The festival runs from 10am-4pm on both days. Just look for the colors in the sky and you’ll know you’re at the right spot. For more information, call 252-247-7011 or visit www.kitesandbirds.com.


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1698 Island Road, Harkers Island 252-728-3575 (Map #92) Departs from Cape Lookout Ferry Service Terminal located on Harkers Island adjacent to the Cape Lookout National Seashore headquarters. Calico Jack’s is the closest ferry to Cape Lookout Lighthouse and Shackleford Banks. The ferry rides takes approx. 10 minutes and departs twice an hour from Harkers Island. New for the 2012 season – a 49-passenger power catamaran, new restroom facilities, a remodeled gift shop with T-shirts & souvenirs and approx. 2 acres of free daily parking for customer convenience. Please visit our website for pictures and information. Thank you for your business. For info, call or visit www.capelookoutferry.com.

Cape Pointe Marina & Ferry 1390 Island Road, Harkers Island 252-728-6181 (Map #91) Approx 3.5 miles after Harkers Island Bridge, is a fullservice marina with boat storage, repairs, ramp, lifts & slips. Annual RV sites available on premise, gift shop & ships store with tackle, boat & beach supplies including ice, sodas, beer, coolers, snacks, sunscreen, cameras, caps & more. The ‘Down East’ location for passenger ferry service to Cape Lookout Lighthouse & Shackleford Banks. Cape Pointe Marina is open year-round. All major credit cards accepted, www.capepointemarina.com.

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Island Ferry Adventures 610 Front St., Beaufort 252-728-7555 (Map #71) Voted Coaster Magazine Readers’ Choice Award Winner: Favorite Ferry Service 2010-09-08, Tour Service 2010-09 & Outdoor Adventure Business 2010-09. 610 Front St., across from the Inlet Inn. Passenger Ferry Service begins 9am daily, weather permitting, departures top of the hour to Shackleford Banks (west end) (CLNS), shipwrecked Spanish mustangs & voted #1 shelling beach; Carrot Island (Rachel Carson Reserve); Sand Dollar Island & Bird Shoal. Ferry service operates approx. late/March to early/October. Private charters available for any type trip with reservations. Passenger & rate minimums are required for all trips. Group rate, MC/VISA, islandferryadventures.com.

Outer Banks Ferry Service 328 Front St., Beaufort 252-728-4129 (Map #80) For over 24 years, Outer Banks Ferry Service has been providing fun, safe and reliable service to the Lighthouse at Cape Lookout National Seashore, Shackleford Banks, Bird Shoal and Carrot Island. The Water Taxi Service to Shackleford Banks, Bird Shoal & Carrot Island does not require reservations and runs hourly as well as the Water Bug Harbor Tour – narrated history & wildlife cruise along the Rachel Carson Reserve, hourly. The Snack Shack features cold drinks, hot dogs, ice cream & more. Reservations required for the 3-hour tour to the lighthouse at Cape Lookout


National Seashore, Pirate Treasure Hunt – which will ‘shiver your timbers’ and houseboat rentals, fully furnished, with skiff. Outer Banks Ferry Service One Stop Shop for Fun Things To Do! Great shelling, wild mustangs, swimming, surfing, fishing, camping, hiking and just good old fashioned relaxation await. Visit www. outerbanksferry.com.

Family Fun

Emerald Isle Beach & Pool Club 101 Dolphin Ridge Road, Emerald Ise 252-241-5302 (Map #47) Emerald Isle’s only private beach club. Weekly and seasonal memberships available. Private beach access, swimming pool, tennis courts, shower and changing facilities, game room, full ABC permits and gourmet eatery for the convenience of members. Visit emeraldislebeachclub.com.

Golfin’ Dolphin 134 Golfin Dolphin Drive, Cape Carteret 252-393-8131 (Map #58) Offers driving range, mini golf, bumper boats, batting cages & go-carts. Located next to MacDaddy’s, thegolfindolphin. com.

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Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasure Golf & Raceway 976 Salter Path Road, Salter Path 252-247-3024 (Map #46) Features go-carts, mini-golf, bumper boats, arcade & mining train, adventure & thrills galore for the entire family. At Mile Marker 10.3.

Tryon Palace 529 S. Front St., New Bern 252-639-3500 Vividly educational and affordable, Tryon Palace puts history at your fingertips. From the Governor’s Palace and surrounding historic homes to stunning gardens and interactive exhibits at the NC History Center, a visit to Tryon Palace is a living history experience like no other.

Spas, Salons & Services The OC Spa

1701 Salter Path Road, Salter Path 252-222-7800 (Map #64) Treat your mind, body and spirit to a complete and extraordinary distressing experience at The OC Spa. Enjoy the latest in massage, skin care and hydrotherapy in a soothing environment.

1010 W. Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach 252-247-7011 (Map #28) Fly your own kite or watch the colors of other friendly kite fliers 10am Sundays at Fort Macon State Park, hosted by Kites Unlimited, a great place for kites, toys, gifts & more in Atlantic Station Shopping Center, kites-birdstuff.com.

NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores 1 Roosevelt Blvd., Pine Knoll Shores 252-247-4003 (Map #32) At Mile Marker 7, dive into adventure at the new NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Explore shipwrecks without getting wet. Look a 350-pound shark in the eye. Touch a stingray. Watch river otters play; 38 exhibits depicting NC’s aquatic environments “from the mountains to the sea.” In the 306,000-gallon Living Shipwreck exhibit, fierce-looking sand tiger sharks up to 8 feet in length, schools of fishes & many other creatures glide around a three-quarter scale replica of a sunken submarine. Other highlights include a 32-foot waterfall, cypress swamp, lionfish, jellyfish, octopus & two touch tanks. Fishing lessons, boat trips & other adventures are now available – check the website for the full schedule or see Coaster’s calendar of events for programs & dates. Regular hours, 9am-5pm daily. Admission, $8 (ages 13-61); $7 age 62 & over; $6 ages 3-12. Children age 2 & under and members of the NC Aquariums admitted free. Annual memberships, $60 family; $40 individual, ncaquariums.com.

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Books & Gifts: Beach Book Mart

Atlantic Station, Atlantic Beach 252-240-5655 (Map #30) Features the largest selection of books on the beach including bestsellers, local books, children’s, cookbooks, crafts, magazines & many more.

The Book Shop 4915 Arendell St., Morehead City 252-240-1163 (Map #6) Located beside Kmart, offering a broad selection of new & used books in all categories; new books discounted including special orders. Used books include paperbacks, hard covers with extensive selection of old & rare books and a large children’s area with table & chairs. We accept trades & buy estate books. Come in & browse.

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Art, Crafts & Home:

Ashley Walton Photography 1102 Cedar Point Blvd., Swansboro 252-544-6073 (Map #67) Offering custom photography and specializing in child and family portraiture. Servicing families from Beaufort to Swansboro, bringing a fun, laid back style to family portraits and striving to make every photo session as unique as each client. By appointment only.

Flying Fish Gifts

400 Front St., Beaufort 252-728-7325 (Map #83) Find the perfect gift or treat yourself from the eclectic home décor, jewelry and fragrance offerings. Jewelry by Kabana and Three Sisters Silver. Fragrances by Pacifica, Tokyo Milk and After Sea Aesthetics. Home décor lines include TI Designs, Roost, Creative Co-op, SPI, Foreside Home, Glass Eye and Iron Art Glass.

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Gallery Arendell 1103 Arendell St., Morehead City 252-648-8883 Abstract creations, exotic wood designs, unique furnishings, fish art, eclectic collections, object arts, hand painted furniture, mixed media and Eddy Kristi signature jewelry. Visit www.galleryarendell.com to learn more.

Handscapes Gallery 410 Front St., Beaufort 252-728-6805 (Map #78) Featuring fine arts and crafts on the waterfront in historic Beaufort. The gallery promotes American traditions in pottery, jewelry and glasswork with an emphasis on North Carolina artists. Over 200 artists are represented in a full range of work from the traditional to the contemporary in pottery, glass, jewelry, metal, wood and other media. www.handscapesgallery.com, handscapes@gmail.com.

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508 Evans St., Morehead City 252-726-3314 (Map #1) Located on the waterfront, store features a fine selection of greeting cards, paperback & hardback books, Byer’s Choice carolers, jewelry, toys, nautical charts, original paintings & prints, china, gifts, open every day, free gift wrap, will ship anywhere, 800-DEE-GEES (333-4337).

Gloria’s Hallmark 5167 Hwy70, Morehead City 252-726-2888 (Map # 8) Found in Cypress Bay Plaza, store offers gifts for special occasions, holidays and every day. Carries Vera Bradley, Jim Shore, Willow Tree, Yankee Candle and more.

Kites Unlimited & Bird Stuff, Etc. 1010 W. Fort Macon Road Atlantic Beach 252-247-7011 (Map #28) Located in Atlantic Station, Atlantic Beach, this dual store offers quality kites & windsocks, stunt kites, unique games and puzzles, kite accessories, flags, banners and more, while also catering to the bird enthusiast. Find bird feeders, pre-mixed or mix-your-own seeds, houses, supplies &


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Rocking Chair Book Store 400 Front St., Beaufort 252-728-2671 (Map #77) Located in Somerset Square on the Beaufort waterfront, store offers bestsellers, children’s books, local/regional books, new & used.

Clothing & Accessories: Beaufort Trading Co.

400 Front St., Beaufort 252-504-3209 (Map #72) Features a variety of sportswear, beach gear, gifts, sweatshirts, caps and local T-shirts for the entire family. Pick up a gift for that hard to find friend or buy yourself some Beaufort wear to show off your home town pride, www.beauforttradingcompany. com.

Fran’s Beachwear 8305 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle. 252-354-3151 (Map #61) Browse through Fran’s collection of over 5,000 swimsuits. Choose from the finest names – Gottex, Trina Turk, Beach House, La Blanca, L*Space, Betsey Johnson, Tommy Bahama and many more. Treat yourself to their personalized service. Find mix and match separates, bra-sized swimwear, long torso, control fabric and plus sizes as well as cover-ups and men’s trunks.

Harbor Specialties 437 Front St., Beaufort 252-838-0059 (Map #75) Offers “nautical but nice” fine gifts & clothing. Featuring the Tilley Hat, Vera Bradley bags & accessories with complimentary monogramming, Tervis Tumblers, Dubarry deck shoes, Chelsea clocks & barometers, boat models & ready to embroider Adams Caps. Does custom embroidery & logos in-house. Bring in yours, www. harborspecialties.com.

Island Essentials Linen & Leisure Supply Co. 208 Bogue Inlet Drive, Emerald Isle 252-354-8887

(Map #55) High quality baby & beach gear rental equipment with free delivery & pickup to your vacation home. Also bed & bath linen service. Visit the new showroom, 8002 Emerald Drive, by appointment only. Services available year-round, reserve ahead to ensure availability, 888-398-8887, info@ island-essentials.com.

Island Outfitters

Second to None 4370 Arendell St., Morehead City 252-240-2002 (Map #34) In the Pelletier Harbor Shops, Second to None features women’s brand name clothing & accessories sizes 0 to 3x, including maternity. Casual to formal wear, shoes, jewelry & handbags. Original artwork, also available. Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm.

431 Front St., Beaufort 252-838-1576 (Map #29) This expansion of Island Traders allows the owners to carry more clothing lines and offer even more of the clothes and shoes you love to wear. Brands include Southern Frock, Dansko, Mountain Khakis, Collard Greens, Kaenon, Chaco, Patagonia and much more.

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421 Front St., Beaufort 252-504-3000 Atlantic Station, Atlantic Beach 252-240-2825 (Map #29) Features great names & great prices, come in & browse the bargains. Large selection of Vibram Five Fingers and Merrell Footwear. Find famous brands like Costa Del Mar, Smith Optics, Toms, Reef, Sanuk and more, www.beaufortislandtraders.com.

Lynettes Two 4426 Arendell St., Ste 1, Morehead City 252-726-3733 (Map #7) Casual sizes 2-18, cocktail and formalwear, Okab flip flops and ballet flats (made in the USA), purses, scarves, straw hats, jewelry, gift item cards and lots more.

4426 Arendell St., Morehead City 252-247-7463 (Map #33) A great place to shop for shoes, handbags, jewelry & gift items; a shoe store plus a whole lot more; now carries a wonderful selection of invitations & personalized note cards for all occasions. Located in the Pelletier Harbor Shops. 419 Front St., Beaufort 252-728-6670 (Map #29) Largest mens’ & ladies’ clothing store in Beaufort, brand names such as Fresh Produce, Royal Robbins, Sperry shoes, Rainbow sandals, Crocs, Hook & Tackle, Vineyard Vines, Southern Tide, Tori Richards and more; fill all your casual clothing needs from head to toe, MC/V.

Top it Off Boutique 8700 Emerald Plantation, Suite 7, Emerald Isle 252-354-7111. (Map #62) Experience the difference – offering unique gifts, jewelry, clothing, accessories, shoes and much more. Whimsical and fun gifts for all occasions.

Sandi’s Beachwear 417 W. Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach 252-726-4812 (Map #27) Emphasizes women’s specialty swimwear, sizes 4-24, juniors, long torso, special cup sizes AA-EE, separates, the right suit for every size & taste; maternity, mastectomy, casual & cruise wear by Ann Trinity, Jams World, Foxcroft, PB&J, Wild Palms, French Dressing, Tracy Negoshian, Peppermint Bay, Tommy Bahama and more. Great selection of beach bags, sandals, hats, sunscreen (SPF 50), shoes and accessories.

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Carteret General Hospital Urgent Care 3722 E. Bridges St., Morehead City 252-808-6611 (Map #10) Provides full medical care 7 days a week for minor emergencies, such as sprains, simple cuts and ear infections, filling the gap when your doctor isn’t available. Open from 9am-9pm Mon.-Sat. and noon to 8pm on Sun.

Crystal Coast Family Practice 505 N. 35th St., Morehead City 252-726-8414 540 Cedar Point Blvd, Cedar Point 252-393-6374 (Map #9) Comprehensive medical care for all ages: pediatric, adolescent, adult, preventative, acute illnesses and injuries, women’s health, minor surgical procedures, dermatology, physicals, skin cancer screening. Accepting new patients – appointments and walk-ins welcome, www.crystalcoastfp. net. (continued from page 51)

Gourmet Items & Edibles:

Atlantic Beach Seafood Market 211-A Atlantic Beach Cswy., Atlantic Beach 252-247-2430 (Map #24) The only fresh seafood market in Atlantic Beach; fresh daily, shrimp, crabmeat, scallops, lobster tails, crab legs, tuna, grouper, mahi, trigger, flounder, salmon, special orders & more; locals’ choice for best seafood. Family operated by Sonya Willis, owner. Tackle outlet.

Ginny Gordon’s Gifts & Gadgets 1011 Arendell St., Morehead City 252-726-6661 (Map #4) Specializing in cookware, aprons, gadgets, knives, cookbooks & everything else for the cook. Great gift ideas.

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Diamond Shoal Jewelers 4737 Arendell St., Morehead City 252-726-9582 (Map #14) Specializes in nautical 14K & sterling silver jewelry, as well as estate and designer pieces including Scott Kay, Slane & Slane, Hidalgo and Pandora; custom designs, repairs & appraisals. All work done on premises, Tue.-Sat., 10am-6pm.

J.R. Dunn Fine Jewelers Emerald Plantation, Emerald Isle 252-354-5074 Cypress Bay Plaza, Morehead City 252-726-8700 (Map #16) Offers unique & fine quality jewelry including unique pieces such as the Emerald Isle Destination Bracelet. Take home this or another memorable piece of

Outdoors & Specialty EJW Outdoors

4667 Arendell St., Morehead City 252-247-4725 (Map #11) Bike sales and service, guns and ammo, outdoor wear and more. Offering a tremendous selection of recreational gear for all types of sports including biking, hunting, paintball & more, but fishing is a prime feature of EJW’s inventory. Find the best in rod & reels, tackle, bait & much more.

Professional Services: Chadwick Tire

688 Hwy 70, Otway 252-728-6960 (Map #79) Air conditioning service/repair, alignments, batteries and electrical system, belt & hoses, brake service, commercial roadside assistance, computerized diagnosis, construction tires, state inspection, towing, tune ups and much more. Visit www. chadwicktire.com.


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The following restaurants are listed alphabetically. Call to verify hours, especially during off season. Map #’s refer to restaurant locations on our maps, indexed alphabetically by advertiser in each area.

ATLANTIC BEACH & BOGUE BANKS 4 Corners Diner 100 E. Fort Macon Road, AB 252-240-8855 Amos Mosquito’s 703 E. Fort Macon Road, AB 252-247-6222 Bella Pizza & Subs 311 Atlantic Beach Cswy., AB 252-247-4702

fresh seafood, steamed or grilled, & Black Angus beef, open 7 days a week for dinner at 5pm, lounge opens at 4pm. Open for lunch Sat. & Sun. at 11am. Catering available, ample boat dockage. MC/V/D/ AE. No checks, no reservations, all ABC. Banquet, business function facilities. China King 1010 W. Fort Macon Road #23, AB 252-808-3383

BT’s Bar & Grill 413 W. Fort Macon Road, AB 252-247-4466

Clamdigger Restaurant 511 Salter Path Road, PKS 252-247-4155 (Map #31) Features local fresh seafood, homemade dinners of the South, diet fare & daily breakfast, lunch & dinner specials; oceanfront Cutty Sark Lounge has daily drink specials & DJ on weekends, clamdiggerinn.com.

Captain AJ’s Seafood Buffet 208 E. Fort Macon Road, AB 252-726-3023

Crab Shack 146 Headen Lane, SP 252-247-3444

Channel Marker 718 Atlantic Beach Cswy., AB 252-247-2344 (Map #18) The only restaurant overlooking Bogue Sound at the foot of the bridge, offers fine hospitality in its waterfront atrium lounge & adjacent dining room, largest outside dining area on the beach,

Crab’s Claw 201 W. Atlantic Blvd., AB 252-726-8222

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Island Grille 401 Money Island Drive, AB 252-240-0000 (Map #25) Serves inventive, creative cuisine featuring fresh local seafood & ingredients, plus signature sauces. Steak, seafood & pasta dishes featured, see the ad for popular Monday & Tuesday specials, extensive beer & wine list, open for dinner daily at 5pm, reservations highly recommended. McCurdy’s On Moonlight Bay 505 Atlantic Beach Cswy., AB 252-808-3663 Monkey Bar & Grill 1010 W. Fort Macon Road, AB 252-726-2552 New York Deli Causeway Shopping Center, AB 252-726-0111 Oceanana Pier House Grill 700 E. Fort Macon Road, AB 252-726-0863 Port of Call 1160 Salter Path Road, SP 252-222-7677 Roma Pizza & Subs 100 Charlotte Ave., AB 252-247-2020

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252.354.8111 9106 Coast Guard Road Bell Cove Village, Emerald Isle www.portofinoemeraldisle.com

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Shark Shack 100 S. Durham Ave., AB 252-726-3313

Beaufort Cafe 817 Cedar St., BE 252-728-4400

SubTropics 126 E. Fort Macon Road, AB 252-240-0400

Beaufort Grocery Co. 117 Queen St., BE 252-728-3899

Surfari 2604 Fort Macon Road, AB 252-622-4854

Blackbeard’s Grill & Grog 1644 Live Oak St., BE 252-728-3335

Cru Wine Bar & The Wine Store 120 Turner St., BE 252-728-3066 (Map #82) Looking for a perfect bottle of wine? A spot to relax with friends over a quick bite to eat? Featuring a variety of homemade soups, sandwiches, pizzas and light fare, the Cru Wine Bar is as eclectic and comfortable as Beaufort itself. Live entertainment and a warm environment await.

The Watermark 1010 W. Fort Macon Road, AB 252-240-2811

Blue Moon Bistro 119 Queen St., BE 252-728-5800

Dock House Restaurant 500 Front St., BE 252-728-4506

White Swan 2500-A W. Fort Macon Road, AB 252-726-9607

Captain’s Choice Restaurant 977 Harkers Island Road, HI 252-728-7122

Domino’s Pizza 98 Crescent Drive, BE 252-728-5002

BEAUFORT & DOWN EAST

Cedars Inn Restaurant 305 Front St., BE 252-838-1463

Dragon King 1728 Live Oak St., BE 252-728-2121

Clawson’s 1905 Restaurant & Pub 425 Front St., BE 252-728-2133

Driftwood Motel & Restaurant 3575 Cedar Island Road, CI 252-225-4861

Aqua 114 Middle Lane, BE 252-728-7777

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Finz Grill & Eatery 330 Front St., BE 252-728-7459

Taste of China 1506 Live Oak St., BE 252-728-7733

Fish Hook Grill 980 Island Road, HI 252-728-1790

Taylor’s Creek Grocery & Deli 525 Front St., BE 252-838-1495

Fish Tales 232 W. Beaufort Road, BE 252-504-7263

Woody’s 1507 Live Oak St., BE 252-838-0061

Front Street Grill at Stillwater Cafe 300 Front St., BE 252-728-4956

EMERALD ISLE & SWANSBORO

George’s Take Out 437 Hwy 70, Smyrna 252-729-7811 No Name Pizza & Subs 408 Live Oak St., BE 252-728-4978 Old Salt Restaurant 133 Turner St., BE 252-728-2002 Plaza Mexico Bar & Grill 521 Front St., BE 252-728-3702 Queen Anne’s Revenge 510 Front St. #1, BE 252-504-7272 Ribeye’s Steakhouse 509 Front St., BE 252-728-6105 Roland’s Barbecue 1507 Live Oak St., BE 252-728-1953 Royal James Cafe 117 Turner St., BE 252-728-4573 Sea Side Galley 311 Island Road, HI 252-728-6171 Spouter Inn 218 Front St., BE 252-728-5190

Ballyhoo’s Island Grill 140 Fairview Drive, EI 252-354-9397

Bogue House Restaurant 410 Cedar Point Blvd., CP 252-393-3030 Chowdaheads 7801 Emerald Drive, EI 252 354-3700 Church Street Irish Pub & Deli 105 W. Church St., SW 910-326-7572 Circle Pizza 7702 Emerald Drive, EI 252-354-8885 El Zarape Mexican Restaurant 8802 Reed Drive, EI 252- 354-1120 The Fairway Restaurant 833 Hwy 58, CC 252-393-6444 Flipperz 311 Mangrove Drive, EI 252-354-7775 Highway 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries 8700 Emerald Drive, EI 252-354-7100 Jordan’s House of Seafood 8106 Emerald Drive, EI 252-354-5722

Kathryn’s Bistro & Martini Bar 8002 Emerald Drive, EI 252-354-6200 (Map #52) Enjoy exceptional American cuisine featuring 12+ wines available by the glass, 24+ martini choices. Come taste the difference, www.kathrynsbistro. com. Michaelangelo’s Pizza & Subs 8700 Emerald Drive, EI 252-354-7424 Mike’s Place Family Restaurant 8302 Emerald Drive, EI 252-354-5277 Nicky’s of Swansboro 114 E. Corbett Ave., SW 910-325-7460 Pizza Inn 7902 Emerald Drive, EI Inside BP Convenience Sore 252-354-4468 (Map #63) Pizza made fresh to order along with pasta, salads, stromboli and pizzart. Delivery service available with a minimum order of $10 to all of Emerald Isle, Cedar Point, Cape Carteret, Salter Path, Bogue and Peletier. Portofino Ristorante & Wine Bar 9106 Coast Guard Road, EI 252-354-8111 (Map #57) Offering Italian cuisine and a spectacular selection of wine from around the world. Now open for lunch, new lower priced dinner menu. Dinner served 4:30pm-until. Ribeye’s Steakhouse 104 Golfin Dolphin Drive, CC 252-393-2509 Riverside Steak & Seafood 506 W. Corbett Ave., SW 910-326-8847 Rucker Johns 8700 Emerald Drive, EI 252-354-2413

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(Map #56) Located in the Emerald Plantation Shopping Center, the restaurant prepares everything in-house; great sandwiches, salads, pastas, lightly battered & barbecued shrimp, grilled seafood, steaks, chicken & more. Open daily all year for lunch & dinner, outdoor dining available. All ABC, MC/V/AE. Saltwater Grill 99 W. Church St., SW 910-326-7300 T&W Oyster Bar 2383 Hwy 58, SW 252-393-8838 Trattoria 108 W. Corbett Ave., SW 910-326-5001 The Village Market 7802 Emerald Drive, EI 252-354-6592 White Oak River Bistro 206 Corbett Ave., SW 910-326-1696 Yanamama’s Restaurant 119 Front St., SW 910-326-5501

MOREHEAD CITY & NEWPORT

Alex & Brett Custom Bakery 513 Arendell St., MHC 252-622-4688 Applebee’s 5184 Hwy 70, MHC 252-727-0409 Beach Bumz Pub & Pizzeria 515 Arendell St., MHC 252-726-7800 Bistro-by-the-Sea 4301 Arendell St., MHC 252-247-2777 Buffalo Wild Wings 5136 Hwy 70 Ste. B, MHC 252-727-9191

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Calypso North 1103 North 20th St., MHC 252-247-9600

Fat Fellas BBQ & Grille 133 E. Chatham St., NE 252-223-3299

Capt. Bill’s Waterfront Restaurant 701 Evans St., MHC 252-726-2166

Five Guys 5136 Hwy 70 W, MHC 252-808-0110

Captain’s Table 4109 Arendell St., MHC 252-726-0253

Floyd’s 1921 400 Bridges St., MHC 252-727-1921

Chef’s 105 105 S. 7th St., MHC 252-240-1105

Garden Gate Cafe & Deli 278 Hwy 24, MHC 252-247-4061

Chick Fil-A 5156 Hwy 70, MHC 252-247-7281

Golden Corral 4060 Arendell St., MHC 252-726-1609

Crispino’s Pizza 2900 Arendell St., MHC 252-727-9000

Granny’s Kitchen 184 Hwy 24, MHC 252 247-9900

Circa 81 4650 Arendell St., MHC 252-648-8300

IHOP 4950 Arendell St., MHC 252-222-0537

China Garden & Mongolian Grill 3000 Arendell St., MHC 252-808-3398 City Kitchen 105 S. 11th St., MHC 252-648-8141 Cox Family Restaurant 4109 Arendell St., MHC 252-726-6961 Crispino’s Pizza 2900 Arendell St., MHC 252-727-4992 Domino’s Pizza 4917 Arendell St., MHC 252-247-0300 El’s Drive-In 3706 Arendell St., MHC 252-726-3002 El Zarape Mexican Restaurant 5167 Hwy 70 #60, MHC 252-808-3700

The Infusion Café 1012 Arendell St., MHC 252-240-2800 Ioanni’s Grill 4138 Arendell St., MHC 252-808-0008 Kountry Kitchen 5380 Hwy 70, MHC 252-240-0046 Little Caesar’s Pizza 5208-E Hwy 70, MHC 252-240-0027 Longhorn Steakhouse 5120 Hwy 70, MHC 252-222-0396 Luigi’s Pizza 5167 Hwy 70 #120, MHC 252-240-3125 Musashi Japanese Steak & Seafood Restaurant 4330 Arendell St. # B, MHC 252-240-3431


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Mythos Waterfront Grill 711-B Evans St., MHC 252-648-8269

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant 5152 Hwy 70, MHC 252-240-0250 Outback Steakhouse 4937 Arendell St., MHC 252-247-6283 Panera Bread 5176 Hwy 70, MHC 252-222-4990 Papa John’s Pizza 5209 Hwy 70, MHC 252-222-5656 Pete’s Diner 907-A Arendell St., MHC 252-726-5101 Pita Plate 5167 Hwy 70, MHC 252-222-0949 Pizza Hut 3426 Arendell St., MHC 252-726-7117 Pizza Inn 4121 Arendell St., MHC 252-726-0101 Plaza Mexico Bar & Grill 5167 Hwy 70, Ste. 60, MHC 252-808-3700 Rap’s Grill & Bar 909 Arendell St., MHC 252-240-1213 Ruby Tuesday 5227 Highway 70, MHC 252-726-3144

Ruddy Duck Tavern 509 Evans St., MHC 252-726-7500 Sammy’s Seafood House & Oyster Bar 109 S. 6th St., MHC 252-247-0028 Sanitary Fish Market & Restaurant 501 Evans St., MHC 252-247-3111 Smithfields Chicken N Bar-B-Q 4114 Arendell St., MHC 252-247-7476

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Snapperz Grill & Steam Bar 3710 Arendell St., MHC 252-240-1313 Soundside Restaurant 5000 Hwy 70, MHC 252-648-8298 Dylan Ray Photo

The Old Siam 4466 Arendell St., MHC 252-222-3098

Texas Steakhouse & Saloon 5025 Executive Drive, MHC 252-240-2633 Tsunami Buffet 5167 Hwy 70, MHC 252-222-3202 Twisted Spoon 5000 Hwy 70, MHC 252-240-0080 Waffle House 5060 Hwy 70, MHC 252-240-1980 Windansea 708 Evans St., MHC 252-247-3000

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Sat. 16: Grapevine Christmas Tree Class. 10am. This class, held at Carolina Home & Garden in Newport, will teach you how to weave lights through a grapevine to make a Christmas tree for decoration. Cost is $10. Details: www. carlinahomegarden.com. Sun. 24: BHA Community Thanksgiving Feast. 11:30am1pm. Beaufort restaurants come together to create a true community meal for this Beaufort Historical Association fundraising event. Eat on site or take your ultimate Thanksgiving dinner home with you. Cost is $18 in advance or $20 on the day of the event. Details: 252-728-5225. 29-Dec. 1: Train Show. The historic train depot in Beaufort, (Broad and Pollock streets) houses the annual holiday show. Get a glimpse into the past with antique working models and a variety of trains in all sizes. Show is open from 4-8pm on Friday, 9am-6pm on Saturday and 1-4pm on Sunday. Free. Sat. 30: Emerald Isle Christmas Parade. 3pm. Sponsored by the Emerald Isle Business Association and the town of Emerald Isle. Guests are asked to join the town following the parade for the lighting of the Christmas tree at Merchant’s Park. Details: Diane Schools, 252-3542916.

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Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair. 8am-6pm. Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation host its annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair in the gymnasium. The fair features all handmade or hand-authenticated items from local artisans and crafters. Interested vendors should register soon as space is limited. Details: 252-354-6350 or lgottuso@emeraldisle-nc.org.

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3-5: Photos with Santa. 2-9pm. The public is invited to have their picture taken with Santa at the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Center. Photographer Jeff Pennell will work with children as well as pets. Advance appointments necessary. The sitting fee is $10, however, people who purchase a photo package will receive a $10 discount. Details: 252-354-6350. 4-11: Festival of Trees. Hospice of Carteret County’s annual Festival of Trees will be at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City to celebrate the magic of the holiday sea-

son. Enjoy live entertainment while browsing trees decorated by local organizations and take a moment to visit with Santa during his busy season. No admission is charged, however, donations are graciously accepted. Details: 252-808-6085. Fri. 6: Morehead City Tree Lighting. 5pm. The Morehead City Christmas tree will be lit at Katherine Davis Park in downtown Morehead City. This year, the event includes a synthetic ice skating rink, bringing a


rare opportunity to the beach. Details: 252-808-0440 or www.downtownmoreheadcity.com. 7-8: A Very Merry Christmas Concert. Take a break from the busy holiday shopping and join New Bern Civic Theatre as it presents a very special Christmas concert the whole family will enjoy. There will be an evening performance at 7:30pm on Saturday, Dec. 7 and a matinee at 2pm on Sunday, Dec. 8. Details: www.newberncivictheatre.org. Sat. 7: Morehead City/Beaufort Flotilla. 5:30pm. The boat parade begins in Morehead City and arrives in Beaufort about 6:15pm. Awards follow in the NC Maritime Museum’s watercraft center. Details: 252728-7318 or www.ncmaritimemuseums.org. Holiday Craft Fair. 9am4pm. The History Place, Morehead City, hosts this indoor holiday show featuring more than 40 regional artisans. Guests can expect holiday gifts, pottery, jewelry, photogr a p h y, dolls, wood art, baskets and much more. Details: 252-247-7533. (continued on page 66)

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Hotels, Motels and Resorts Atlantis Lodge 123 Salter Path Road, PKS 252-726-5168

Econo Lodge Crystal Coast 3410 Bridges St., MHC 252¬-247-2940 (Map #3) Offering clean, spacious rooms with free local calls and long distance, free continental breakfast and free high speed internet access. Refrigerators, microwaves and coffee makers available. Complimentary fax and copy service, special government and military discounts, SCUBA diving and fishing discounts available. AAA approved. Atlantic Ocean only 2 miles away. Fisherman’s Inn 200 Atlantic Beach Cswy., AB 252-726-2273

Beaufort Harbour Suites 313 Cedar Street, BE 252-728-3483

Hampton Inn 215 Old Hammock Road, SW 910-325-9000

Beaufort Inn 101 Ann St., BE 252-728-2600

Hampton Inn 4035 Arendell St., MHC 252-240-2300

Best Western Silver Creek Inn 801 Cedar Point Blvd., EI 252-393-9015 Bogue Inlet Motel 120 Bogue Inlet Drive, EI 252-354-3406 Bogue Shores Suites 1918 W. Fort Macon Road, AB 252-726-7071 Buccaneer Inn 2806 Arendell St., MHC 252-726-3115 Caribbe Inn 309 E. Fort Macon Road, AB 252-726-0051 The Clamdigger Inn 511 Salter Path Road, PKS 252-247-4155 (Map #31) The site offers all oceanfront rooms with full amenities. Refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, hair dryers, irons, ironing boards, private balconies, restaurant, lounge, pool, hot tub, summer pool bar and meeting and banquet facilities, clamdiggerinn.com.

Hampton Inn & Suites 118 Salter Path Road, PKS 252-247-5118 Harkers Island Fishing Center 1002 Island Road, HI 252¬-728-3907 Holiday Inn Express 5063 Executive Drive, MHC 252-241-5001 Hollowell’s Motel 108 E. Fort Macon Road, AB 252-726-5227 Inlet Inn 601 Front St., BE 252-728-3600 The Islander Suites 102 Islander Drive, EI 800-367-3381 Island Inn 215 W. Fort Macon Road, AB 252-726-3780

Core Creek Lodge 307 Core Creek Road, BE 252-728-4500

Morehead Motor Inn 3300 Arendell St., MHC 252-726-5141.

Driftwood Motel 3575 Cedar Island Road, CI 252-225-4861 62 www.nccoast.com

Oak Grove Motel 1305 Salter Path Road, SP 252-247-3533

Oceanana Family Resort 700 E. Fort Macon Road, AB 252-726-4111 Oceanview Inn 122 Fairview Drive, EI 252-354-2755 Palm Suites 602 W. Fort Macon Road, AB 252-247-6400 Parkerton Inn 1184 Hwy. 58, CC 252-393-9000 Quality Inn 3100 Arendell St., MHC 252-247-3434 Rusty Pelican Inn 8104 Emerald Drive, EI 252-354-3450 Sand Dollar Motel 101 Henderson Blvd., AB 252-726-4106. Sandpiper Motel 200 E. Fort Macon Road, AB 252-726-3148 Sands Villas 1400 E. Fort Macon Road, AB 252-247-0519 Seahawk Inn & Villas 105 Salter Path Road, AB 252-726-4146 Waterway Inn 160 Cedar Point Blvd., CC 252-393-8027. Whaler Inn Beach Club 3600 Salter Path Road, AB 252-247-4169 William & Garland Motel 1185 Salter Path Road, SP 252-247-3733. Windjammer Inn 103 Salter Path Road, AB 252-247-7123

Condos & Cottages

A Place at the Beach 1904 East Fort Macon Road, AB 252-247-0906


Atlantic Beach Realty 513 Atlantic Beach Cswy., AB 252-240-7368 (Map #23) In the Causeway Shopping Center featuring cottage and condo sales and rentals, atlanticbeachrealty.net, call 800-7867368 for a free brochure or visit www.atlanticbeachrealty.net. Atlantic Sun Properties 205 Atlantic Beach Cswy., AB 252-808-2786 At Wave’s Edge Real Estate and Rentals 700 Arendell St., Ste. 2, MHC 252-808-2903 Beaufort Realty 325 Front St., BE 252-728-5462 Bluewater Real Estate 200 Mangrove Drive, EI 610 Atlantic Beach Cswy., AB 866-429-2578 (Map #22) Offers more than 900 vacation rental homes and condos on Bogue Banks from Atlantic Beach to Emerald Isle. Stay with Bluewater for a week, a month, a year or a lifetime with vacation, monthly and annual rentals available and a full-service real estate office. Bluewater Real Estate and Vacation Rentals has been voted Coaster Readers’ choice since 2006. Vacation rentals, 866-429-2578 and real estate, 888-354-2128. See website for specials or to browse properties, www.bluewatercoaster.com. Cannon & Gruber Realtors 509 Atlantic Beach Cswy., AB 252-726-6600 (Map #20) Beach vacation sales or rentals, user-friendly online booking at cannongruber.com, 800-317-2866. CENTURY 21 Coastland Realty 7603 Emerald Drive, EI 252-354-2131 (Map #49) Offers weekly, monthly and annual rentals as well as residential, commercial sales,

www.coastland.com or tollfree 800-822-2121. Colony by the Sea 855 Salter Path Road, SP 252-247-3131 Deanna Hull Realty 697 Atlantic Beach Cswy., Ste. 103, AB 252-240-0273 Emerald Isle Realty 7501 Emerald Drive, EI 866-586-6980 (Map #48) Has been handing out keys to vacationers since 1962. Enjoy staying in one of their cozy vintage cottages, a condo resort or an elegantly furnished Sand Castle with a pool or elevator. They offer amenities and adventurous packages to please all family members, including pets. Going above and beyond the call of duty for customers is an everyday occurrence. Visa/MC accepted, 800-849-3315, www.emeraldislerealty.com. Front Street Village 2400 Lennoxville Road, BE 252-838-1524 (Map #73) Front Street Village is a master planned community of coastal cottages and bungalows with full-service dry boat storage, marina, ship’s store and more on the waterfront of Beaufort. The spectacular venue is perfect for hosting weddings, receptions and your special event. Gull Isle Realty 611 Atlantic Beach Cswy., AB 252-726-7679 Jo Ann Mangum Coastal Vacation Rentals 222 Pintail Lane, HI 252-728-5013 Realty World-First Coast Realty 407 Atlantic Beach Cswy., Ste. 1, AB 252-247-5150 (continued on page 64)

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Shorewood Real Estate 7703 Emerald Drive, EI 888-557-0172

Windward Dunes 801 Salter Path Road, SP 252-247-7545

Cousin Martha’s Bed And Breakfast 305 Turner St., BE 252-728-3917

Spectrum Properties 515 Atlantic Beach Cswy., AB 252-247-7610

Watson-Matthews Real Estate 9102 Coast Guard Road, EI 252-354-2872

Davis Shore B&B 811 Hwy 70, Davis 252-241-4010

Spinnaker’s Reach Realty 9918 M.B. Davis Court, EI 800-245-7746

York Properties 4747 Arendell St., MHC 252-648-8167

The Langdon House 135 Craven St., BE 252-728-5499

Sun-Surf Realty 7701 Emerald Drive, EI 252-354-2958 (Map #50) Come for a week – stay for a lifetime. Over 300 resort rentals on the Crystal Coast. Rentals, 866-829-6849, 252-354-2658; sales, 877-698-3194, 252-354-2958. View rental and sales properties at www.sun-surf.com.

Bed & Breakfast

The Lighthouse Inn 2300 Bridges St., MHC 252-247-3133

Surfside Realty 204 Sandpiper Drive, NE 252-726-0950

Ann Street Inn 707 Ann St., BE 877-266-7814

Cape Lookout Bed and Breakfast 349 Bayview Drive, HI 252-728-3662 Cedars Inn 305 Front St., BE 252-838-1463 County Home B&B 299 Hwy. 101, BE 252-728-4611

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Open House with Santa. 11am3pm. Join Carolina Home & Garden for the fifth annual Holiday Open House with Santa. Details: www.carolinahomegarden.com. PKS Christmas Parade. 10am. Pine Knoll Shores will hold its annual Christmas Parade, beginning at Magnolia Court and winding down Oakleaf Drive. Santa, of course, will arrive in style. Details: 252-808-2998 or jmcdanal@ec.rr. com. Len Furtner Memorial Christmas Flotilla. 5pm. Pine Knoll Shores hosts this annual flotilla. All are invited to participate in the parade of boats. Boats will pass McNeill Park and Santa may make an appearance. A party will be held afterwards at McNeill Inlet Park on Oakleaf Drive. Details: 252-2402395. Chowder & Cheer Crawl. 1-5pm. More than 14 downtown Morehead City businesses open their doors for this special event. In addition to the chowder, guests can expect live demonstrations by artists, musical performances and more. Tickets are $20. Details: 252-808-0440 or www.downtownmoreheadcity.com. Tree Lighting/Carol Sing. 5pm. Morehead City residents and friends come together at Jaycee Park for the lighting of the Hospice Celebration Tree. Sun. 8: Newport Christmas Parade. 3pm. Join the Town with Old Fashioned Courtesy for a holiday celebration. 66

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Tue. 10: NC Symphony – Holiday Pops. 7:00pm. A North Carolina tradition, the symphony’s holiday show brings all the joy and excitement of the season straight to the Riverfront Convention Center in New Bern. Enjoy yuletide favorites, orchestral masterworks, the ever-popular Christmas carol singalong and more. Cost is $36 for adults and $10 for students. Details: 877-6276724 or www.ncsymphony.org. Wed. 11: Tryon’s Tales for Tots – The Twelve Days of Christmas. 10-11am. Preschoolers and parents will visit the John W. Stanly house and learn how the Stanly family celebrated Christmas. Space is limited to 20 children. Cost is $6 per child with one accompanying adult for free. Details: 252-639-3500. Fri. 13: Santa by the Sea. 5:308:30pm. Children tell Santa their wishes among the fishes, make a snack for Rudolph, hear favorite stories of the season and enjoy a number of other holiday activities and crafts. The evening includes a take home photo of each child (age 12 and under) during that special moment with Santa. Admission is $9. Details: www.ncaquariums. com. 14 & 21: Seasons of Delight – A Candlelight Masquerade. 5-9pm. This 18th century candlelit celebration will surprise Tryon Palace visitors with a new perspective on holidays past and present. Cost is $20 per adult; $15 for foundation members and advance tickets pur-


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Coastal Angling The Crystal Coast is home to fishing and boating enthusiasts alike, boasting numerous places throughout the area to launch a boat, do some surf and pier fishing or even charter a boat offshore in search of the big one. The warm waters of the Gulf Stream provide the Crystal Coast with the longest fishing season on the Atlantic coast. The area is home to one of the largest fishing tournaments in the world for blue marlin; other fish caught along the Crystal Coast include bluefin tuna, yellowfin tuna, red drum, false albacore, sea trout, striped bass, cobia, sailfish, dolphin and wahoo depending on seasons. Many species, including drum and flounder, are caught surf fishing. There are several private chartered fishing excursions or the more affordable head boat fishing trips that is able to take larger groups of people, alleviating the financial burden to an extent. Saltwater and freshwater anglers age 16 and older must have a valid, state-issued recreational fishing license to take fish in North Carolina throughout the year. Specific regulations and restrictions apply depending on local fishing waters including size limit, daily creel limit and closed seasons. North Carolina offers a variety of fishing licenses from temporary to lifetime. Licenses for recreational fishing can be purchased online at www.ncwildlife.org, by visiting the Div. of Marine Fisheries in Morehead City or through many fishing supply stores. It is important to make sure everything is legal when trying your hand at angling the Crystal Coast.

6. Taylors Creek, 2370 Lennoxville Road, Beaufort; handicapped accessible with restrooms and parking for 31 boat trailers. 7. Straits Landing, 1648 Harkers Island Road, Straits; on North River, allows space for 39 boat trailers and is handicapped accessible. 8. Oyster Creek Core Sound, 1300 Highway 70, Davis; on Core Sound with 15 boat trailer spaces. 9. Salters Creek, 200 Wildlife Ramp Road, Sea Level; 15 boat trailer spaces. 10. Cedar Island, 115 Driftwood Drive, Cedar Island; on Pamlico Sound with 16 boat trailer spaces. 11. Moonlight Drive, Atlantic Beach Causeway; access ramp with minimal parking. 12. Emerald Isle, 6800 Emerald Drive; handicapped accessible, has canoe access, restrooms and space for 112 boat trailers and 19 single-vehicle spaces. 13. Cedar Point, 144 Cedar Point Blvd.; ramp access is handicapped accessible, has canoe access, fishing pier, 37 boat trailer spaces and 7 single-vehicle spots. 14. Newport River, 333 E. Chatham St., Newport; boat ramp with nine spaces for boat trailers, handicap accessible with one parking space and a ramp to the dock, canal is shallow and not conducive to larger vessels.

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1. Oceanana Fishing Pier, NC Hwy 58, Mile Marker 1; connected to the Oceanana Family Resort Motel in Atlantic Beach, this is a lighted fishing pier where a NC Coastal Recreational Fishing License is not required when fishing from the pier. A blanket pass is provided by the pier and equipment rentals are available. Onsite facilities include an arcade and bait and tackle shop with snack bar with grill and ample parking. For more information and rates, call 252-726-4111, 252-726-0863 or visit www.oceanana.com. 2. Bogue Inlet Pier, Hwy 58, Mile Marker 19; a 1,000-foot lighted wooden fishing pier with ample free parking and access to the Emerald Isle beach just steps away. The Bogue Inlet Pier offers bathroom facilities, multiple fish cleaning stations, bait, tackle and snack bar on the premises. For more information and rates, call 252-354-2919 or visit www.bogueinletpier.com. 3. Radio Island Pier, located at the base of the Morehead City-Beaufort Highrise Bridge, the newly-lengthened 618-foot fishing pier is free and open daily.

1. Municipal Park in Morehead City, 3407 Arendell St.; several launching areas to the Intracoastal Waterway and parking for 33 boat trailers with additional parking at Marine Fisheries. 2. 11th and Shepard Streets, beach boat launching access strictly for canoes, kayaks and small sailing vessels; parking and two kayak racks available. 3. South 10th St., Morehead City; large parking area, ramp is narrow and not conducive to certain vessels. Town recommended usage is for vessels under 16 feet. 4. Radio Island Boat Ramps & Pier, located on the Beaufort side of the Morehead City Highrise Bridge, the site offers six boat launches, 56 truck/trailer parking spots and restrooms as well as a 618-foot fishing pier. 5. West Beaufort, 298 W. Beaufort Road, Beaufort; launch site on Newport River is handicap accessible, equipped with restrooms and 48 spaces for boat trailer parking. 68

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calendar Details: 252-247-4003 or www. ncaquariums.com. 18-20: 22nd Surf Fishing Workshop. This hands-on workshop is designed for novice fishermen, but it’s a great refresher course for all skill levels. Instruction covers rods, reels, weights, line, tackle, knots, bait, fish identification, catch and release, cast netting, reading the surf, locating fish from the beach and caring for your catch. The weekend culminates with a fishing expedition to Cape Lookout National Seashore. Cost is $150. Details: 252-247-4003 or www.ncaquariums.com. Fri. 18: Halloweenie Roast. 5:30pm. Join Swansboro Parks and Recreation for Halloween activities, food, costume contests and spooktacular fun. Space is limited. Details: 910-326-2600. 19-20: Contemporary Boatbuilding Carpentry. 9am-5pm. Learn skills essential for building round-bottomed boats through this NC Maritime Museum program. Cost is $135. Reservations are required. Details: 252-7287317 or ncmaritimemuseum. com.

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weeknights, 11am on Saturdays and 1pm on Sundays. Details: www.coastalcarolinaagfair.org. 18-19: Havelock Chili Festival. The 32nd annual NC Chili Festival and Big Boy Toy Show will be held at Walter B. Jones Park with arts, crafts, food and entertainment. Details: 252-447-1101. 18, 25: Surf Fishing. 9amnoon. Learn to catch the big ones from the surf with expert instruction and hands-on experience. License requirement is covered; equipment and bait are provided. Age 10 and up, $20.

19-Nov. 2: 11th Annual Gordie McAdams Speckled Trout Surf Fishing Tournament. Free to register. All trout must be caught on foot (surf, pier, inlet or sound) from Fort Macon to Emerald Isle. Sponsored by the Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation Dept. Details: 252-354-6350. 19, 26: Behind the Scenes – Aquarium Close Encounters. 2-3:30pm. Visit labs and holding areas, and feed the animals in this thorough behind-thescenes adventure that includes an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck. Age 8 and up, $15. Details: 252-247-4003 or www. ncaquariums.com. Early Bird Paddle. 9-11am. Grab a paddle and join the


aquarium for an adventure your family will never forget. Load up canoes or kayaks provided by the aquarium and enjoy a leisurely ride through quiet backwaters to explore the diversity of the salt marsh. Age 10 and up, $20. Details: 252-2474003 or www.ncaquariums.com. Sat. 19: Scrapbook Workshop. 10am-1pm. A Creative Memories Scrapbooking Workshop will be held at Emerald Isle Parks Recreation. For ages 12 and up, pre-registration is required. Use of tools and snack provided with $5 fee. Additional packages available. Details: 910-326-6164 or rphelps@ec.rr.com. 10th Annual Emerald Isle Triathlon. 8am. Presented by Emerald Isle Business Association and Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation. The race includes a 750-meter swim in the Atlantic Ocean, 19.3K bike and a 5K run. To register, visit www. emeraldisle-nc.org/eiprd. Details: 252-354-6350. Fall Fundraising Party. 6:30pm. The gala Fall Fundraising Party for the Beaufort Historical Association has long been a favorite end of season bash. Held in a historic Beaufort home, the event features the work of a featured artist which is available to purchase as the night progresses. Details: 252-728-5225.

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Fall in the Water Meet. 11am-4pm. The Traditional Small Craft Association hosts this gathering at the NC Maritime Museum’s Gallants Channel docks. All small boats are welcome. Free boat rides for the public and a pig pickin’ lunch available for $10. Details: 252-728-2762. Horse Sense & Survival. 11am-4pm. Join Dr. Sue Stuska for a half-day walking trip to find horses and watch their behavior. Comfortable closedtoe walking shoes that can get wet and muddy are a must. Bring water, lunch/snacks, bug repellent, sunscreen, a sun hat, binoculars and camera. Details: 252-728-2250 ext. 3001. Crystal Coast Con. 10am-6pm. MacDaddy’s, Cape Carteret, hosts this annual event featuring special celebrities, games, contests, giveaways,

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food, fun and more. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Details: www.crystalcoastcon. com. Moors and McCumber Perform. 8pm. The duo performs at Clawson’s Restaurant, Beaufort, thanks to the Down East Folk Arts Society. General admission is $15; members, $12; and students, $8. Doors open at 7pm. Details: 252-646-4657 or www. downeastfolkarts.org. Pine Needle Basket Making. 9am-2pm. Learn the ancient art of creating a basket using Long Leaf pine needles with the Cool Springs Environmental Education Center. All materials will be provided. Cost is $20. Details: 252514-3533 or info@coolsprings. org. Big Shave Fun Run/Ride. The Beaufort Fire Department is sponsoring a 5K and one-mile walk/run/bike in support of St. Baldrick’s Foundation and its fight against childhood cancer. Registration begins at 7:30am.

Cost is $15, age 10 and under are free. Details: 252-728-4325. 21, 28: Succulent Seafood. 24pm. On select Mondays visit the area’s top eateries to find out how expert chefs choose, prepare and serve fresh local seafood with a flourish. Sessions of this NC Aquarium program include a test taste. Age 12 and up, $15. Details: 252-247-4003 or www.ncacquariums.com. Wed. 23: Pink-a-Pumpkin. 6pm. Help Swansboro Parks and Recreation raise awareness for Breast Cancer by pinking a pumpkin. Open to all, $10 per person. Pumpkins will be provided. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Details: 910-326-2600. Fri: 25: Halloween Carnival. 6-8pm. Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation sponsors this evening of family fun. Help create a glow in the dark mural, have your face painted, try your hand at the liver toss or enjoy the donut eating

contest. Details: 252-354-6350. A-Scare-ium at the Aquarium. 7:30-11pm. Why let kids have all the fun. This Halloween costume party for grown ups features complimentary music, games, dancing, food and prizes for great disguises. Local beer and wine for sale. Must be 21. Details: www.ncaquariums.com. Cetacean Fascination. 6:30pm. Join the NC Maritime Museum at its Gallants Channel annex for a peek behind the scenes as whale bones are being prepared for study and display. Free to attend. Details: 252-728-7317 or www. ncmaritimemuseums.com. Fright Night. 5:30-8pm. The NC Maritime Museum and East Carteret High School’s Drama Club dress the museum up for Halloween, completed with treats and a few tricks to keep visitors on their toes. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children and teens. Details: 252-728-7317 or www. ncmaritimemuseums.com. Purvis Chapel Fundraiser. 6:30pm. The Beaufort Woman’s Club will host a fundraising preMoors & McCumber

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who migrated from Shackleford Banks. Guests can expect speakers, live music, net mending demonstrations and a traditional lunch. Details: Sally Lumpkin, sdstrollo@yahoo.com. 26-27: 26th Carolina Kite Fest. Sponsored annually by Kites Unlimited in the Atlantic Station shopping center and held on the beach at The Circle, Kite Fest takes advantage of the fall ocean breeze to raise this fun-filled weekend to new heights. Free. Sun. 27: Birding on the White Oak River. 10am-Noon. Join local birding expert Joanne Powell and the N.C. Coastal Federation for a birding cruise on the White Oak River in Swansboro. The group will slowly cruise on a covered ferry boat through the estuaries in and around the White Oak River and Bogue Sound, including Bear Island, looking for resi-

dent birds and fall migrants. Cost is $20 per person. Details: 252393-8185 or www.nccoast.org. 29-30: Trick or Treat Under the Sea. Enjoy an aquatic twist this Halloween with the NC Aquarium. Kids trick-or-treat among the exhibits, show off their costumes and enjoy games and activities. Special admission is $8 per person, $6 for members. Details: www.ncaquariums.com. Thur. 31: Moonlight Kayak Adventure. 3:30-6:30pm. Watch the moon rise over the water on a Halloween inspired kayak tour with the NC Maritime Museum. Kayaks and navigation lights provided. For intermediate or advanced paddlers age 12 and up. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations required, $50. Details: 252-7287317 or www.ncmaritimemuseums.com. (continued on page 74)

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252-354-6350 one week prior for movie title. Samantha Casey & The Bluegrass Jam. 7pm. The group performs at the Swansboro Town Hall Assembly Room thanks to the Seaside Arts Council. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Details: www.seasideartscouncil.com. Lunch with a Dash of History. Noon. The History Place, Morehead City, hosts popular raconteur Rodney Kemp for a fun lunch time program sprinkled with regional history. The cost is $15 with lunch, $8 without. This month’s program discusses the Davis community. Details: 252247-7533. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Behind the Scenes: Aquarium Close Encounters. 2-3:30pm. Visit labs and holding areas, and feed the animals in this thorough behind-thescenes adventure that includes an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck. Age 8 and up, $15. Details: 252-247-4003 or www. ncaquariums.com.

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Details: 252-728-7317 or www. ncmaritimemuseums.com. Sat. 9: Great Mullet Run. Sponsored by the Swansboro Rotary Club and Tideland News, this event includes a USATF certified 5K and a 1-mile walk/run. Both races begin and end at the Hammock Beach State Park Visitors Center. The 1-mile run is scheduled to start at 8:30am and the 5K starts at 9:30. Register online at Active.com. Entry fee is $15. Details: 252-393-2301 or 910326-5066. Veterans Day Parade. 11am. The Morehead City Veterans Day parade is noted throughout the state as one of the largest and most festive holiday events. Parade route is along Arendell Street in the downtown area. Sun. 10: Craft on the Crystal Coast Festival. More than 100 craft beers will be featured at this second annual event to benefit the Crystal Coast Hospice House as well as a home brewer’s section and competition. No one under 21 allowed. VIP tickets, 1-5pm with food, are $50, standard admission, 2-5pm, is $40. Details: robin.nelson@crystalcoasthospicehouse.org. Birding on the White Oak River. 10am-noon. Join local birding expert Joanne Powell and the N.C. Coastal Federation for a birding cruise on the White Oak River in Swansboro. The group will slowly cruise on a covered ferry boat through the estuaries in and around the White Oak River and Bogue Sound, including Bear Island, looking for resident birds and fall migrants. Cost is $20 per person. Details: 252-393-8185 or www.nccoast.org. Mon. 11: Veterans Day Food Drive. 9am-5pm. The NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is offering free admission to all on Veterans Day. Visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishable

food items for donation to the local food pantry. Details: www. ncaquariums.com. Fri. 15: Boatbuilding Past & Present. 9:30-11:30pm. Look at wooden boat building of the past and modern construction methods with the NC Maritime Museum, Beaufort. Guests will visit the watercraft center, where wooden boats are restored, and Jones Brothers Marine, where modern techniques are in use. Age 12 and up, $5. Details: 252728-7317 or www.ncmaritimemuseums.com. Sat. 16: Scrapbook Workshop. 10am-1pm. A Creative Memories Scrapbooking Workshop will be held at Emerald Isle Parks Recreation. For ages 12 and up, pre-registration is required. Use of tools and snack provided with $5 fee. Additional packages available. Details: 910-326-6164 or rphelps@ec.rr.com. Traditional Boat Building Carpentry. 9am-5pm. Learn traditional boat building techniques in this hands-on workshop offered by the NC Maritime Museum. As a team, participants will construct a traditional “rack of eye” flat-bottomed skiff. Reservations required. Cost is $135. Details: 252-728-7317 or www.ncmaritimemuseum.com. Horse Sense & Survival. 11am-4pm. Join Dr. Sue Stuska for a half-day walking trip to find horses and watch their behavior. Comfortable closedtoe walking shoes that can get wet and muddy are a must. Bring water, lunch/snacks, bug repellent, sunscreen, a sun hat, binoculars and camera. Details: 252-728-2250 ext. 3001. Ruth Wyand in Concert. 8pm. The artist performs at Clawson’s Restaurant, Beaufort, thanks to the Down East Folk Arts Society. General admission is $15; members, $12; and students,


Drive. The bike ride and run/walk will begin at 9am. Hot chocolate and coffee will be provided. Details: 252-240-2395. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Succulent Seafood. 2-4pm on select Mondays. Visit the area’s top eateries to find out how expert chefs choose, prepare and serve fresh local seafood with a flourish. Sessions of this NC Aquarium program include a test taste. Age 12 and up, $15. Details: 252-247-4003 or www. ncacquariums.com.

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$8. Doors open at 7pm. Details: 252-646-4657 or www. downeastfolkars.org. Thur. 21: Giving Thanks – Potluck for Commercial Fishermen. 7pm. Join the NC Maritime Museum in giving thanks to the men and women who work on the water and bring food to our tables. The film “Core Sounders” will be screened. Free to attend, although a potluck dish to share is appreciated. Details: 252-7287317 or www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

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Menus from your favorite Crystal Coast restaurants available online and in the NCCOAST Dining Guide found at visitors centers, restaurants and hotels — delivered free by visiting nccoast.com or calling 252-247-7442.

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numbers to know (Local area code is 252 unless otherwise noted.)

Emergency Help........................................................................................ 911 NC Hwy Patrol.................................................................................. 726-5766 AAA Carolinas...........................................................................800-477-4222 Carteret General Hospital................................................................. 808-6000 Carteret General Urgent Care........................................................... 808-6641

Police Departments

Atlantic Beach.................................................................................. 726-2523 Beaufort........................................................................................... 728-4561 Cape Carteret................................................................................... 393-2183 Emerald Isle...................................................................................... 354-2021 Indian Beach.................................................................................... 247-6700 Morehead City.................................................................................. 726-3131 Pine Knoll Shores............................................................................. 247-2474 Swansboro................................................................................910-326-3101

Hurricane Information

American Red Cross......................................................................... 637-3405 EMS, Evacuation.............................................................................. 728-8470 National Weather Service . ............................................................... 223-5327

City/Town Halls

Atlantic Beach.................................................................................. 726-2121 Beaufort........................................................................................... 728-2141 Emerald Isle...................................................................................... 654-3424 Indian Beach.................................................................................... 247-3344 Morehead City.................................................................................. 726-6848 Newport........................................................................................... 223-4749 Pine Knoll Shores............................................................................. 247-4353 Ta Ou ckle tle t

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advertiser index

Food & Drink

Atlantic Beach Seafood Market.............. 80 Channel Marker...................................... 56 Cru Wine Bar.......................................... 59 Island Grille............................................. 34 Kathryn’s................................................ 55 Pizza Inn – Emerald Isle.......................... 79 Portofino................................................. 55 RuckerJohns ......................................... 17

Lodging & Real Estate

Atlantic Beach Realty, Inc. ....................... 5 Bluewater Rentals & Real Estate.............. 7 Cannon & Gruber, REALTORS.................. 6 CENTURY 21 Coastland Realty.............. 71 Clamdigger Inn & Restaurant.................. 64 Econo Lodge.......................................... 63 Emerald Isle Realty................................. 65 Sun-Surf Realty...................................... 35

Outdoor Fun

Bear Trail Golf......................................... 48 The Boathouse at Front Street Village..... 41 Brandywine Bay Golf Club...................... 48 Calico Jack’s ......................................... 31 Cape Pointe Marina & Ferry.................... 29 Capt. Stacy Fishing Center..................... 69 Crystal Coast Ferry................................. 16 Emerald Isle Beach Club......................... 15 Golfin’ Dolphin........................................ 46 Island Ferry Adventures.......................... 71 NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores......... 13 Outer Banks Ferry Service ..................... 82 Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasure Golf.... 49 Star Hill Golf Club................................... 47 Tryon Palace............................................. 3

Shopping & Services

Ashley Walton Photography.................... 61 Beach Book Mart................................... 53 Beaufort Trading Co............................... 25 The Book Shop...................................... 63 Carteret General Hospital.........Back Cover Chadwick Tire........................................ 31 Crystal Coast Family Practice................. 69 Dee Gee’s Gifts & Books........................ 53 Diamond Shoal Jewelers........................ 73 DP Jewelry Designs.................................. 7 EJW Outdoors........................................ 83 Flying Fish Gifts...................................... 53 Fran’s Beachwear..............................10-11 Gallery Arendell......................................... 9 Ginny Gordon’s....................................... 67 Gloria’s Hallmark....................................... 3 Handscapes Gallery............................... 61 Harbor Specialties.................................. 75 Island Essentials..................................... 83 Island Outfitters...................................... 43 Island Traders..................................... 9, 42 JR Dunn Jewelers ................................ 14 Kites Unlimited....................................... 33 Lynette’s Two.......................................... 53 The OC Spa............................................. 6 Rocking Chair Bookstore........................ 61 Sandi’s Beachwear................................. 19 Second to None..................................... 61 Tassels................................................... 33 Tierra Fina.............................................. 63 Top Deck Clothing.................................... 2 Top it Off Boutique.................................. 39

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CAPE LOOKOUT LIGHTHOUSE TOUR

Take a trip to visit the historic lighthouse at the Cape Lookout National Seashore - Reservations Required

A 3-hour tour departing from the Beaufort Waterfront and docking at the Cape Lookout Lighthouse. Enjoy views of wild mustangs, dolphins and other local wildlife, while you learn history of the area from our knowledgeable USCG licensed captain. Departing daily by reservation. While at Cape Lookout you have approximately one hour to explore and fall in love with the unspoiled beauty of the southern Outer Banks. Make sure to tour the Keeper’s Quarters Museum and learn about the men and women who kept the light burning as a guide to mariners. Climb the lighthouse to enjoy spectacular views of the Cape Lookout National Seashore as well as the unique topography of the barrier islands of the Outer Banks. Separate reservations with the park service are required in order to climb the lighthouse.

WATER BUG TOURS

Narrated History and Nature Cruise. See Historic Beaufort and Rachel Carson Reserve from our 16-passenger shaded captain’s launch while looking for wild ponies and dolphins. A little history, a little nature and a lot of fun! Harbor Tours - Departs Hourly 252-342-3577 www.waterbugtours.com

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FERRY TO SHACKLEFORD BANKS (15 minute ride)

Visit the Cape Lookout National Seashore, where the locals go to the beach. This nine-mile long barrier island offers many natural and historical features that will make it the most memorable part of your vacation. Spend your time combing the beach for shells or finding the many wild Spanish Mustangs that inhabit the island. Arriving on the beach at the western end of Shackleford Banks, you can immediately start shelling, horse watching, or spend your time relaxing on the beach. Beautiful sand dunes and natural horse trails crossing the island, nature abounds in this island paradise. Great fishing, swimming, camping, surfing, hiking and more.

Carrot Island (Rachel Carson Reserve)

(5 minute ride)

For the nature lover! 1/2 mile self-guided nature trail with abundant wildlife and over 40 horses

• Bird Shoal • Sand Dollar Island • Captain Manly’s Treasure Hunt

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Got Ear Aches, Sprains, Cuts or Pains?

CGH

35th Street

Health Dept.

Bridges Street

Carteret General

Hospital

Arendell Street/ Hwy 70

URGENT CARE

Our Mission Is Your Health

3722 Bridges Street, Morehead City

Call 252-808-6641 Open9am 9am to to 9pm 9pm Monday Open Monday through throughSaturday, Sunday, and noon noon to to8pm 8pmon onSunday Sunday

35th Street

or mishaps that don’t require a full emergency room, count on the experts at CGH Urgent Care. We offer board-certified emergency or family medicine doctors providing skilled care for sprains, fevers, cuts, cold and flu symptoms and any minor emergency that needs medical attention fast. No appointments are necessary. Meet the staff and hear from our patients at carteretgeneral.com/urgentcare.

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