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Fossil Hunting and the Fossil Museum in Aurora, N.C.

Dig for Fossils in Aurora, North Carolina Big kids and little kids like to dig in the dirt. When I was growing up on the farm here in eastern North Carolina, if we dug deep enough we could find a fossil. It was so exciting to get those remnants from the past and to know… Click to read more about Fossils and the Fossil Museum in Aurora, NC

Bill’s Hot Dogs – Eastern NC’s Best Hot Dog

Bill’s Hot Dogs in Washington, NC is an institution It doesn’t matter if you like hot dogs or not — you just have to eat a Bill’s hot dog if you are in Washington, North Carolina. Bill’s has been open as a hot dog “stand” since 1928 and it hasn’t changed much; not that I… Click to read More about Bill’s Hot Dogs in Washington, NC

Ocracoke Lighthouse on the Outer Banks

Built in 1823, the Ocracoke Lighthouse is North Carolina’s oldest lighthouse still in use. In fact, Ocracoke Lighthouse is the second oldest lighthouse still in use in the entire United States, although this is controversial. It has been in constant use since 1823, except for a brief period during the Civil War when the Rebels dismantled the… Click to Read More about the Ocracoke Lighthouse

Chloe’s Journey to Spinning and Knitting a Hat

My love affair with knitting started years ago when I adopted my sheep, Maggie Belle and Yorick I was a graduate student at East Carolina University in  fiber arts, with a specialty in spinning and natural dyeing. I had lots of wonderful hand-spun yarn, but I never learned how to knit until friend Jody taught… Click to read more about Chloe’s hand-spun yarn

The 3 Lives of Bodie Island Lighthouse

Bodie Island Lighthouse – a Beacon for Seamen since 1848 Bodie Island Lighthouse was constructed in 1848 on North Carolina’s Outer Banks near Oregon Inlet – but it had to be abandoned in 1859 because the foundation was shifting. And for those who don’t know – it is pronounced body, like all the bodies that… Read more about Bodie Island Lighthouse

Fun Things to Do in Eastern North Carolina

Eastern North Carolina might seem laid back and slow with nothing to do. What a fallacy! If you like history, canoeing, hiking, fishing, golfing, birding, antiqueing, outdoor dramas, eating local seafood and road food with Norman Rockwell scenes – then you will love Eastern North Carolina. Visit one of our charming coastal towns – watch… Read More

Lost Colony Outdoor Drama – what Happened?

The mystery – What happened to the Lost Colony? Are they in Manteo or maybe still in eastern North Carolina? In 1587, a colony of 120 souls established the first English Colony in this new world on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Three years later when John White returned from England with supplies, the colony had… Read More

Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park and Eco Center

Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park is a fascinating world of birds There are more than two thousand birds from six continents in Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park located in Scotland Neck in eastern North Carolina. It is truly a bird watcher’s paradise!  In fact, it features the largest collection of waterfowl in the world.  Founder Mike Lubbock… Read More

Love Affair with PEEPS

Americans have a love affair with our marshmallow PEEPS … and we eat more than our share – we will eat 600 million PEEPS this Easter. (I call them all PEEPS, even if they are bunnies.) PEEPS marshmallow candy – those bright-colored chicks and bunnies that we see at Easter have a long history. In 1953… Read More

Message of Easter Outdoor Drama

The Message of Easter – a free outdoor drama near Williamston, NC For thirty seven years, the folks of Piney Grove Baptist Church in the Farm Life Community near Williamston, NC, have been performing  this 90-minute outdoor drama of the life and death of Jesus Christ. We love outdoor dramas here in North Carolina.  These home… Click to read about the Message of Easter Outdoor Drama in easatern NC