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Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony to honor fishermen Sunday, in Morehead City

57ed347510c48-imageEach October, as the N.C. Seafood Festival comes to a close, fishermen and their families are honored during the Blessing of the Fleet. This year’s ceremony is at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at the N.C. State Port, 113 Arendell St., in Morehead City. Fishermen spend long, hard days on the water providing a living for their families, and the ceremony draws attention to the work that these men and women provide for their community.  “Every year we gather at the Blessing to honor the men and women who continue to work the water, along with their fathers and grandfathers who went before them,” said Jonathan Robinson, of Atlantic. He is a fisherman, county commissioner and member of the Carteret County Fishermen’s Association. “It is a very special time to those of us who are part of this industry. We hope that somehow this service will inspire the next generation to hold on to this way of life. Read the story here 10:59

Despite Hurricane Joaquin threat, the N.C. Seafood Festival is still on!

As of presstime, the N.C. Seafood Festival is still in full swing despite Hurricane Joaquin that is forecast to be off the coast during the weekend.  The N.C. Seafood Festival board of directors held a board meeting with the town council, and Morehead City police and fire departments Wednesday afternoon and discussed the plans for the festival. The board will meet again at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, to determine if there will be any more changes, but as of presstime the festival will go on as planned.  Read the rest here 10:40