Festivals, Events & More

FESTIVALS & EXPOS Through Jan. 11

North Carolina

Durham, Jan. 1. KwanzaaFest. Details:

Atlantic Beach, Jan. 1. Penguin Plunge. Details:

Greensboro, Jan. 3. Hogmanay Celebration. Details:

Raleigh, Jan 3-4. The Wedding Show. Details:

South Carolina

Hilton Head Island, Jan. 8-12. Hilton Head Island Carolina Shag Club Island Winter Classic. Details:


New edition available

in print and online

The “Official 2015 North Carolina Travel Guide” has been printed and is available free at the state’s nine welcome centers. It can also be ordered from the state’s division of tourism at or by calling 800-847-4862. A digital magazine version, which can be accessed at, is enhanced by information pop-ups, audio and video and a table-of-contents slideshow. The magazine app, available for iOS and Android, uses an interactive design that accentuates exclusive photo galleries, a Blue Ridge Parkway map, tap-to-reveal details and other elements.


Jan. 23-Feb. 28

Black History Month exhibit features ‘Words and Pictures’

Paintings by acclaimed artist Kadir Nelson will be on display at the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, 301 Hay St., in downtown Fayetteville, Jan. 23-Feb. 28. The free-admission show, “Words and Pictures: Illustrated Works by Kadir Nelson,” celebrates various African-American figures, including Coretta Scott King, Joe Louis and Dr. Martin Luther King. The works to be exhibited are selections from seven books, all illustrated by Nelson and four of which he wrote. John Bordsen