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Benefits of the Scenic Byway!
First the North Carolina Outer Banks Scenic Byway, and then the Outer Banks National Scenic Byway, this route holds two designations that make Down East, Ocracoke, and Hatteras Island very proud. Continue reading.....
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Two Down East locals have been providing Facebook folks with some great shots of our area! It cannot go without saying they have done an excellent job! So - our next artists of the month - more than worthy of the recognition - are: Rosie Griffin and Cathy Rose!! Congratulations! To see some of their work, click this link!
ARTISTS OF THE MONTH
The Outer Banks Heritage Trails and the Down East Kayak Paddle Trails map can now be found in visitors centers and businesses througout Carteret County, Ocracoke and Hatteras. Information about the brochure can be found here. The Down East Paddle Trail Map is also available. This map provides 16 different paddle trails in the Down East area. You can catch a glimpse of this map by going to this link.
Life Enrichment Classes
Carteret Community College
From ballroom dancing to yoga, CCC offers these classes at very reasonable prices! Check out the latest offerings here.
Down East Library
The Down East Library is asking each of us to fill out a Community Survey - It'll help the library determine what they can do to make our little library serve us better! YOU CAN ALSO DO THE SURVEY ONLINE! Go to http://carteret.cpclib.org/ and click on the "We Need You" poster. It'll take you to the survey. Fill it out right there! You'll be helping the library become bigger and better! Thanks!
Down East Council now has a dedicated page on our website. We will be posting minutes from their meetings, any upcoming events, as well as highlighting projects that are underway. Check out their page here or on the menu bar on the left! The page is currently being updated, so keep checking back!
September Horse Sense tours was thoroughly enjoyed by those that attended! One highlight was watching the youngest filly ford tidal creeks and race around the marsh. The October and November tours have space available. Call 252-728-2250 for more information. SPACE IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR THE NOVEMBER TOUR!
Horse Sense Tours!
Cape Lookout Seashore
General Election Information
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
The general election for 2014 will be held Tuesday, November 4. Now is the time to familiarize yourself with the candidates, the NC Constitutional Amendment and the Carteret County Sales and Use Tax question.
Go to this link to find out more about election rules.
And especially for Down East residents - One Stop Voting (EARLY VOTING) will be held at the Davis Fire Department beginning Thursday, October 23.
Voting is your right!
Down East Council is sponsoring an art competition for a new “Welcome to Down East” sign with a $200 award to the artwork selected provided by Styron Insurance and Budsin Wood Craft. The DEC will select the winner during the November meeting. The artwork request is for a concept sketch that will be developed by a sign company for a final product. Submissions are due October 31 and can be submitted via email to: email@example.com. Submissions can also be given to Lillie Chadwick Miller at Chadwick Bros. Marine / Down East Kayaks in Straits. Questions can also be directed to Lillie by calling 252-728-4566.
"Welcome to Down East" Signs
VISIT THE STATE FAIR
AND LEARN ABOUT
NC WILD SEAFOOD
Learn about commercial fishing while you get a taste of the best from our coast at the North Carolina Catch "fish house" booth at this year’s State Fair from Oct 16 to 26 at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. Information here Read more about NC Catch groups in North Carolina here.
International Film Series
ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS NOW!
To read more information about the films that will be presented, read here.
All proceeds go to support CCC students & programs.
MAPPING THE FUTURE OF
The Carteret Local Foods Network will be hosting a meeting to garner support for and interest in local foods. Should you get involved? Absolutely! To find out information, please read more here.
Be sure to visit the "Community Happenings" link! There are fund raiser benefits, craft bazaar's, blood drive and other events happening Down East!
"A Stretch Called Down East"
TRAVELS WITH RIGBY is a website devoted to writing about travel, food and music - and, of course, the dog! So we found this article about Down East and was very excited to see this story about one of our own - Brother Gaskill! Read the article here!
They also give get tips on traveling with a dog! Not to mention the info on food and travel destinations!
Representative Pat McElraft announces that The House Select Committee on the Use of Off-Road Vehicles on Cape Lookout National Seashore will hold a Public Hearing. The hearing will be heldll on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 3:00 PM at the Crystal Coastl Civic Center.
Use of Off-Road Vehicles on
Cape Lookout National Seashore
NOAA team discovers two vessels from WWII convoy battle
off North Carolina The Carteret Local Foods Network will also be sponsoring Bee School! To find out more information about the school please read more here.