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Check out the 54th Big Rock Tournament this week!

This week, June 8-16th, along the Morehead City Waterfront, the 54th Big Rock Blue Marlin Annual Tournament is underway! A huge offshore bite and a perfect weather forecast have combined to push the purse for the 54th Big Rock over the $1 million mark for the 15th straight year. Monday morning, 120 boats were registered to [...]


Cape Lookout Lighthouse opening for tower climbs – News14.com

SOUTH CORE BANKS, N.C .– Coastal visitors will soon be able to experience the breath-taking view from the top of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse. Cape Lookout National Seashore is opening the lighthouse for tower climbs on Wednesday, May 16. There are 216 steps to climb before reaching the top of the lighthouse, which boasts a 360-degree [...]


Google Map of the North Carolina Lighthouses…

Google Map of the North Carolina Lighthouses...

We are asked by many of our readers where to find a map of all of the North Carolina Lighthouses.  We have on a Google Map that pinpoints the locations of each NC Lighthouse.  If you click on one of the lighthouse locations on the map, a popup window will appear with more information about [...]


Trick or Treat Under the Sea!

Trick or Treat Under the Sea!

The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is having their annual Trick or Treat Under the Sea. Come check out the thrills and gills, Oct. 26 and 27! Ticket sales at the door are from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This year, advance tickets are available online. Admission price is $6 per person, per night; no [...]


North Carolina Seafood Festival’s 25th Anniversary!

North Carolina Seafood Festival's 25th Anniversary!

This weekend, September 30 ~ October 2  in Morehead City, North Carolina  The North Carolina Seafood Festival is celebrating its 25th Anniversary!  They’ll have lots of great entertainment with with bands like The North Tower Band and Sister Hazel, just to name a few. They’ll be great rides, for kids of every age. Lots of [...]


NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores Celebrates 35 Years!

The North Carolina at Pine Knoll Shores is dishing up fond memories and cake on Sept.10 to celebrate its 35th anniversary. Photo exhibits and slideshows of the Aquarium’s history are featured throughout the day. Cake and cupcakes will be served beginning at 10 a.m. The Aquarium debuted on Sept. 10, 1976. It is now much [...]


North Carolina DOT Irene storm damage map

From NCDOT website NCDOT CREWS MAKE MAJOR PROGRESS CLEARING STORM DEBRIS, REOPENING ROADS IN HURRICANE IRENE’S WAKE Monday, August 29, 2011 RALEIGH — N.C. Department of Transportation crews have made great progress today in Eastern North Carolina. Most roads are clear; however, there are still areas of isolated flooding and downed trees that are entangled [...]


NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is OPEN!

The Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is open! The animals are fine and the building suffered no significant damage. They are cleaning up the trees, limbs, branches, twigs and leaves. The behind-the-scenes tours and other special activities will resume later in the week. For the latest information of what’s going on at the Aquarium at [...]


Visitor Re-Entry Announced for Portions of Dare County

Visitor Re-Entry Announced for Portions of Dare County

We know many of you are planning trips to visit the Outer Banks and it’s lighthouses. The main areas  with the exception of Hatteras Island and the Town of Duck, re-entry into Dare County will be open for visitors and the general public beginning 12:00 p.m. on Monday, August 29. Unfortunately the areas currently cut [...]


NC Aquariums Closes due to Threat of Irene…

NC Aquariums Closes due to Threat of Irene...

The N C Aquariums at both Roanoke Island (Manteo) and Pine Knoll Shores are currently closed due to the threat of  Hurricane Irene and evacuations. They will re-open once the threat is over with. We will try and keep you updated as much as we can. Be Safe!


North Carolina’s Outer Banks prepares for Irene!

North Carolina's Outer Banks  prepares for Irene!

In preparation for Hurricane Irene, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse will close at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 24th until further notice. All park special programs scheduled for Founder’s Day, Thursday, August 25th, have been cancelled. Regularly scheduled Fall Interpretive programming will resume after the storm passes the area. In preparation for the storm, Ocracoke beaches will be closed to [...]


Jennette’s Pier is now officially open!

Jennette’s Pier is now officially open!

Jennette’s Pier officially opened with a bang Saturday, May 21. The new, $25 million ocean-fishing pier and education center, in Nags Head, is part of the North Carolina Aquariums system and represents the first of three such piers planned to be built and operated by the Aquariums along the coast. For more information http://www.jennettespier.net/


Friday, April 15th, Cape Hatteras will open for the season for climbing!

Friday, April 15th, Cape Hatteras will open for the season for climbing!

  They are allowing you to climb it for FREE on opening day! Climbing hours will be 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily in the spring and fall; and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 27 through Labor Day, Monday, September 5. The lighthouse will remain open through Columbus Day, Monday, October 10. Climbing tour [...]


10-year Shipwreck Search Finally Found

10-year Shipwreck Search Finally Found

  COROLLA, NC (WAVY) – It is the oldest shipwreck ever found on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Many experts think it may be the oldest ever found on the entire Atlantic Coast. It was found just off the beach, just across the island from the Currituck Lighthouse.  Click here to read the full [...]


“Old Baldy” Updates!!!

"Old Baldy" Updates!!!

“Old Baldy” has updated there information for the season! There’s lots to see and do on Bald head Island. We have updated our page with the latest information on schedules, fees and ferry info! They have even added special packages!! Check the visitors information part of our Bald Head Island page!!! You don’t want to [...]


Black Friday Photo Sale

Black Friday Photo Sale

Black Friday Sale We are offering 25% off your next order of prints from our SmugMug store. There is no minimum purchase required to get the discount. The discount only applies the cost of the photos ordered. Shipping charges will not qualify for the discount. On step 3 of the checkout where you enter payment [...]


Facebook contest

Facebook contest

Please check out our Facebook page for a new contest we are starting.  Over the next several weeks, we will be giving away matted prints of each of the North Carolina  Lighthouses.  All you have to do is like our Facebook page and like the corresponding status update.  Good luck!


Exterior of 1886 lighthouse restored | WAVY.com | North Carolina

Exterior of 1886 lighthouse restored | WAVY.com | North Carolina

Exterior of 1886 lighthouse restored | WAVY.com CHOWAN COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) – The restoration of the exterior of a historic lighthouse in Chowan County was recently completed. Officials are currently seeking permits to premanently relocate the 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse over water in Edenton Harbor, according to Nancy Nichols with the Chowan County Tourism Development [...]


Trick-or-Treat with the fishes!!

Trick-or-Treat with the fishes!!

The North Carolina Aquariums at Pine Knoll Shores and Fort Fisher are having Trick-or-Treat at the Aquarium and Under the Sea. It will be both Wed. Oct. 27 and Thurs. Oct. 28 from 4:30-8pm (Pine Knoll Shores) and 5:30-8pm (Fort Fisher). Come on out and bring the kids, both young and old… Trick-or-Treating at the [...]


The North Carolina Seafood Festival is this weekend!!!

The North Carolina Seafood Festival is in Morehead City this weekend, Oct 1-3. If you get a chance, check it out. Lots of music, entertainment, attractions, and Great North Carolina Seafood to try!! For more information go to http://www.ncseafoodfestival.org/


International Talk Like a Pirate Day

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

In honor of International Talk like a Pirate Day we have translated our entire website to pirate speak.   Please take a look around the site.  Here are a couple of links that we wanted to share with our fine visitors. The Official Talk-Like A Pirate Day Web site Pirate Speak: How to talk like a [...]


Receive 20% off your next order of pictures from our Smugmug store

To thank our loyal readers, we are offering 20% off your next order of prints from our SmugMug store.  There is no minimum purchase required to get the discount.  The discount only applies to pictures ordered.  Shipping charges will not qualify for the discount.  On step 3 of the checkout where you enter payment information  [...]


Outer Banks Pirate Festival

The Outer Banks Pirate Festival will kick-off on Thursday September 16 and continue with festivities all over the Outer Banks until its conclusion on Sunday, September 19. Enjoy Pirate history, storytelling, reenactments, shows. Enjoy everything Pirate; entertainment, reenactments, get your picture taken with a Pirate, etc. Outer Banks Pirate Festival Website


Elizabeth II joins the New Bern’s 300th Anniversary Festivities

Elizabeth II joins the New Bern's 300th Anniversary Festivities

On Monday, September 13, the Elizabeth II left the Roanoke Island Festival Park and set sail for New Bern, NC. The reproduction of a 16th Century ship will be docked at the Hilton Marina from Wednesday September 15, through Sunday, September 19, in celebration of New Bern’s 300th Anniversary. She will begin her journey back [...]


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