Category Archives: Currents

Ahoy, Old Baldy!

While the history of pirates alludes to a lot of pillaging and plundering around the seven seas, these days in Bald Head Island, pirates gather to help raise funds for the isle’s lighthouse, Old Baldy, which was built in 1817.

One Year Later

Since its February release, “Safe Haven” has had quite the impact on tourism in Southport. Cindy Brochure, the city’s director of tourism and economic development, shares statistics. The film reached almost $100 million in the box office worldwide against its

For the Greater Good

Southport’s tall blue and white water tower is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the city. This spring, 18 businesses within the 200 to 400 blocks of Howe Street beneath the tower joined together to form what’s now known

The Citizen’s Journey

What: Naturalization Ceremony When: Wednesday, July 3rd • 4 p.m. Where: Garrison Lawn at Fort Johnston 203 E. Bay Street, Southport Cost: Free Info: (910) 457-6964 www.nc4thofjuly.com As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, Americans prepare to celebrate their independence

Celebration for the Nation

When Southport celebrated Independence Day centuries ago, ships dropped anchor in the maritime town’s harbor, firing off cannons in honor of our nation’s freedom. Today, we celebrate with fireworks shot off a barge in the waterway, amongst much more hoopla

The Early Days

The Brunswick Center at Southport will be sponsoring a free event in their hall on Wednesday, July 3rd at 11:30 a.m. The program includes ice cream floats compliments of Ocean Trails Nursing Home and barbershop music provided by The Coastal

Celebrating Summer in Southport

Cindy Brochure, the director of tourism and economic development for the City of Southport, recognizes the opportunity our coastal gem hosts in the summer months: tourists’ dollars. Yet she also recognized a problem tourists run into while vacationing in nearby

Safer Swimming

Two locations on Oak Island will benefit from the labor of eager volunteers this month, as the North Carolina Coastal Federation will host a Community Clean Water Day. No, folks won’t be testing drinking water from the tap—they’ll actually help

Yesterday’s World, Today’s Culture

The maritime history and culture of Southport tends to thrive as the weather warms, and the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport has cultivated several opportunities to learn and experience both in its Second Saturday and Third Tuesday events.

Independence Day in America

John Banks of Boiling Spring Lakes nominated The NC 4th of July Festival as a top community celebration in Johnsonville’s nationwide search for the “Best of US!”   He was notified the festival has been selected as one of 20 top

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