Beach manners: Wisdom fr/the Pier Witch, surfing, rip currents & how to recognize them

Beach manners: Wisdom fr/the Pier Witch, surfing, rip currents & how to recognize themMany don't know that there are a few things that the visitor can do while visiting the coast, so we thought a handy recap on fishing, surfing, and a FYI on rip currents might be of some help..so here goes! For one thing, how many know it is advised to turn off all seaside lights in the evening?  There is a reason for this, and it doesn't have to do with saving electricity!  Actually, the lights can be confusing to the sea turtles, who may be [more]

Beach Manners 2: Oh, NO..there's another hole!

Beach Manners 2: Oh, NO..there's another hole!Beach Manners: Part Two.. OR: OH NO, THERE’S ANOTHER HOLE! As mentioned earlier, we needed desperately to update our beach manners post, as so many things have changed with our coast. For one thing, NC has been subject to an unusual amount of shark bites, as you all know. So we are going to address this, along with leaving structures on beach, those deadly holes that don't get filled in, and a few other details, including one close to my own [more]

July Photo Roundup: Coast, Mountains, and Piedmont

July Photo Roundup: Coast, Mountains, and PiedmontCarolina Shelling On Facebook Shells of Shackleford Banks   OBX Beach Bum On Facebook Asheville Access, OBX   Terrah Hewett On Facebook Although Terrah does not have a professional photography page, you can "follow" her on Facebook thru the above link. Holden Beach Mailbox The mailbox is kept stocked with a pen and paper, for those inclined to leave a message or story, or even a fishing report, [more]

Reed's Gold Mine, Midlands, NC

Reed's Gold Mine, Midlands, NC   There's a lot to say about Reed's Gold Mine!  So much, in fact, that we are going to recap a little history on this state historic site, and refer you to their link for more extensive information. Reed Gold Mine Midland, NC (Cabarrus County) (704) 721-4653 ** Reed's Gold Mine will be closed Friday, July 3rd, and will reopen with their regular hours: Tuesday - Saturday--9 a.m.-5 p.m. The site is closed on Sundays and [more]