Category Archives: MUSIC

Encore Performance by the Second Marine Aircraft Wing Band

On Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 at 7 pm. in Lou Mac Park of Oriental. Croaker Festival, Inc. is sponsoring this event after an overwhelming response from the public following their performance at this year’s festival. Mark your calendars and bring a lawn chair to enjoy this evening with the band. To help with the costs for providing a meal and operating costs, donations will be accepted and can be mailed to Croaker Festival, Inc., PO Box 1067, Oriental, N.C. 28571.…

Most popular Christmas songs

Special to the County Compass Decorations and shopping are integral parts of the holiday season, but very often it is the music being played over the airwaves that sets the tone for the festivities to come. Christmas music has been enjoyed for decades and certain compositions are widely loved and played year after year. The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, who compiles lists of the most popular songs, lists “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” and “Winter Wonderland,” both of which were written in 1934, as the oldest and most popular tunes. The new…

Historic ballroom site of big events

  The re-discovered Stanly Hall Ballroom in downtown New Bern will host a post-Valentine Day dance on Saturday, Feb. 16. By Jeff Aydelette | Staff Writer NEW BERN – A successful New Year’s Eve gala at the newly renovated Stanly Ballroom on the second floor of a Pollock Street building has spurred organizers to promote an even larger attraction – the ‘Dance With Me Valentine’ event scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 16. Several months ago, avid ballroom dancers John DeFino of Oriental, Andy Lelewer of Havelock, and Bernie Mallon of New Bern discussed where they might take their ladi…
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