Tag Archives: North Carolina

Rare Sea Turtle Nest at Ft. Fisher, NC

Check out this WECT video on a rare sea turtle nest found at Ft. Fisher.

http://www.wect.com/clip/11586665/rarest-sea-turtle-nests-at-fort-fisher-state-recreation-area

A Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle, which is considered to be the rarest sea turtle, nested at the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area on Sunday. The most endangered sea turtle rarely nests on the North Carolina coast, according to Alyssa Taylor with the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area.

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Where did “the Shag” dance originate?

I recently received a challenge on my “Southern Tidbits” column regarding the origination of  “the Shag.” The commenter claims the birthplace was not Myrtle Beach, SC, but Carolina Beach, NC. (See comment under “Contact” category).

There is quite a bit of controversy over the birthplace of “the Shag.” I don’t think anyone has come up with solid proof for either NC or SC. However, because we’re friendly states, I’m willing to concede to whomever can show solid proof either way!

Let’s hear from some other readers? Was North Carolina or South Carolina the birthplace of the Shag? (Leave your comment below.)