Monthly Archives: July 2008

Small Towns Keep NC’s Heritage Alive does a fantastic job promoting the state. Here’s a good piece on small towns.

Click HERE for the article.

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51st NC Mineral, Gem & Jewelry Festival

Rockhounds from around the world gather at this ‘gem’ of a festival in the North Carolina mountain community of Spruce Pine in Mitchell County. Browse through wide aisles of jewelry, as mineral and gem dealers from around the country offer their beautiful wares for sale. There’s plenty of parking and free shuttle buses to get you around, so plan to stay for awhile and enjoy gem faceting demonstrations, historic mining exhibits, and plenty of food, all in a comfortable, air-conditioned environment.

We’re celebrating 51 years of opening up Nature’s Treasure Chest, so come on up to the mountains of Spruce Pine and check us out. Admission is just three dollars a person, so bring the whole family!

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From Banjos to Beach Music

Pine Knoll Shores
From Banjos to Beach Music
Jul 24, 2008

Bluegrass, beach music and big sharks mix it up to spotlight North Carolina culture from the mountains to the sea at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. The Aquarium will stay open late until 9 p.m. for a “From Banjos to Beach Music” Family Night.Enjoy the bluegrass tunes of the Bridgewater Band as they play amongst the Aquarium’s Mountain Gallery exhibits and a cascading mountain waterfall. Watch and learn the fancy footwork of the Atlantic Beach Shag Club.

And then, watch the fancy footwork and playful antics of the Aquarium’s two river otters, Neuse and Pungo, during an “Otter Enrichment” program.Potter Jennifer Smith and decoy carver Jerry Talton will also be on hand to demonstrate their creative skills.Aquarium “Family Nights” are offered every Thursday in July.

Contact Information:Phone: 866-294-3477

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