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carolina veterans weekend to feature molasses creek

Ocracoke’s Molasses Creek, local band Jonny Waters and Company and North Carolina’s Poet Laureate, Joseph Bathanti will all be performing the weekend of November 15-17, as the Dare County Arts Council and the Dare County Veterans Advisory Council host Carolina Veterans Weekend, a celebration of veterans and their families, expressed through the arts.

The weekend celebration will provide a unique opportunity for veterans to participate in the national Veterans Writing Project, along with special guest, Joseph Bathanti, N.C. Poet Laureate, on Saturday and Sunday, November 16 and 17. Veterans, their families and the general public will also enjoy the evening concert, featuring Molasses Creek and Jonny Waters & Company, on Friday at 7 p.m., at Roanoke Island Festival Park.

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Tickets to the November 15 concert at RIFP are $12 in advance, $18 at the door ($15 for veterans). Advance tickets can be purchased at Dare County Arts Council, 300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo or online at

For more information about Carolina Veterans Weekend or Dare County Arts Council, please call (252) 473-5558 or visit For more info about Molasses Creek, go here.

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