Community & Heritage in Down East


Family and heritage are the foundations of Down East. From hunting and commercial fishing to boatbuilding and decoy carving, this rich community is steeped in the history and tradition of generations on the Coast. Harkers Island acts as your gateway to Down East when arriving from the Crystal Coast, with the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage… Read More

Carving a New Tradition at Atlantic Beach Skatepark


With skateboarding making a comeback from coast to coast, The Crystal Coast is home to one of the biggest – and newest – skateparks in Eastern North Carolina. The Atlantic Beach Skate Park opened to the public in July 2016 and has already hosted several events including competitions and block parties, but the lights are… Read More

There’s Something Brewing in Beaufort


North Carolina boasts the largest number of craft breweries of any Southern state, with more than 203 breweries and brewpubs from the mountains to the coast. Recently added to the ranks is Mill Whistle Brewing, which opened its Beaufort doors in 2016, becoming the first craft brewery in Carteret County. With this one-barrel nano brew… Read More

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