THINGS TO DO/EVENTS
Several events mark the calendar for area residents. Ocean Isle Beach presents the annual North Carolina Oyster Festival held in October. Nearby communities host community festivals, including the Pleasure Island Seafood Chowder Festival, the Carolina Beach Music Festival and Island of Lights Festival, and Wilmington’s annual Battleship Blast, Greek Festival, Riverfest and Cucalorus Film Festival. Area golfers enjoy over 20 local golf courses, and more than 100 in the surrounding communities. Golfers may try their swing at the Brick Landing Plantation, the Ocean Ridge Plantation resort, Crow Creek, Rivers Edge, and Thistle Downs. Other activities available locally include fishing, crabbing or shrimping along the Intracoastal Waterway, deep sea fishing out of Calabash, bicycling and a variety of water sports. History enthusiasts may visit Ocean Island’s Museum of Coastal Carolina.
The leading industries in the area include educational services, health care, and social assistance. Additional contributors to the job market include employment in tourism, retail trade, entertainment and the film industry, recreation, accommodation and food services, finance, insurance, real estate and rental and leasing.
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