Category: Local Events

Healing Dragons of Lake James featured at Oriental Dragon Boat Race August 12th

  We are so excited that the Healing Dragons of Lake James are coming to the Oriental Dragon Boat Race August 12th.  The Lake James Dragon Boat Festival, presented by UNC Health Blue Ridge in partnership with Healing Dragons of…

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Air Show in New Bern Don’t Miss This – Nov.26

UNION POINT PARK – We commend city officials. This free event is an entertaining one-hour exclamation point for a weekend full of Thanksgiving festivities. The fun starts promptly at 4:30pm on Saturday. Many thanks to AeroShell Aerobatic Team, Ultimate Air…

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The Old Theater of Oriental is proud to present its Actors’ Workshops!

The Old Theater of Oriental is proud to present its Actors’ Workshops! Our sessions will be informal, creative and fun. The objective is to inspire participants to adapt roles and experiences into emotion and character. Each workshop will focus on…

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Aurora’s ‘strategic plan’ calls for focus on annual Festivals

By Sharon Holland AURORA — The Town of Aurora adopted its Strategic Plan in April 2022, which laid out its goals and priorities for the next two years. The document is the first of its kind for Aurora and is…

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Super Realistic!

HAVELOCK – Mark July 9 on your calendar – the date of eastern North Carolina’s largest ever scale model event! In addition to hundreds of museum quality models competing for prizes and trophies, there are now more than 45 tables…

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North Carolina Fossil Festival Chomping At The Bit in Aurora

AURORA – As you can see, this creature and some of his Jurassic friends are getting antsy! After months of anticipation, the prehistoric behemoths are raring to romp and roar all over town! But first, the creature shown above needs…

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‘Jawsome’ creature to devour Aurora! Name the Dinosaur Contest

  AURORA – This monster showed up Tuesday to inspect the parade route and tromping grounds of the May 27 – May 29 Fossil Festival where he (she?)  plans to cavort and frolic. Festival attendees can even ride the beast!…

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Heritage Homes Tour Offers Live Music & Working Artists

Two Days of Entertainment April 8 & 9 NEW BERN, NC, After a three year hiatus, the New Bern Historical Society’s Heritage Homes Tour is back on April 8 & 9.  And it’s back with a bang!  Nine very special…

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Heritage Homes Tour Returns | 
Nine Unique Homes, April 8-9

NEW BERN, NC, New Bern’s history is a remarkable story of strength and resilience.  Neither hurricanes nor pandemics can erase that history!  Join the New Bern Historical Society as we celebrate the endurance of New Bern’s beauty and charm with…

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Adventure Day at New Bern Battlefield Park is 
Saturday, March 26, 2022

NEW BERN, NC. Harry Goodman Battlefield Adventure Day, an annual springtime event for the entire family, is Saturday, March 26 at the New Bern Battlefield Park.  A day full of learning activities, period games and living history, it is held…

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11th Year Proves Charm for Dragon Boat Races

RIVER DUNES – Paddlers and spectators alike embraced a series of races throughout the day on Saturday, which featured more ‘photo finishes’ than ever before. Festival organizer Flora Moorman praised all who participated, and promised the event would return again…

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