In light of COVID-19, many of the things we take for granted as North Carolinian’s have changed. Many businesses, churches, and even schools have taken to social media. Whether you are looking for something to watch for entertainment or looking for food, the following links may help.
To help with continuing to support small businesses, tourism and our readers, I have put together a list of the online resources. I’ve also put together information on how to help small businesses too.
This is by no means an exhaustive list. I will update this list as often as possible and as new information and links come in. Click Here to use the contact page if there is a link you’d like to consider adding.
Ideas on how to help small businesses during this time.
- Find your favorite small business on social media IE: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and share their posts to your friends & family.
- Support local restaurants that are offering curb-side food pickup.
- Consider shopping online on places like Etsy and Amazon to support small businesses that can ship items to your home.
- Follow local vloggers on YouTube. Many vloggers income on YouTube comes from you subscribing and watching their content. You may see an ad lasting anywhere from 5 to 30 seconds. Those in content ads help to support the vlogger who is developing the content for you to watch!
- Subscribe to your favorite NC bloggers newsletter list. Subscribing does not cost anything but allows them to send you information via email that they feel relevant. Sometimes this information includes links to items for purchase that will help them as content creators.
NC 2-1-1 is an information and referral service that families and individuals can call to obtain free and confidential information on health and human services resources within their community. NC 2-1-1 operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. https://www.nc211.org/
– COVID-19 Updates
North Carolina Government
North Carolina State Parks
North Carolina Rest Areas
State Library of North Carolina
– NC Coronavirus Travel Advisory
– North Carolina Travel Guide (digital version)
NC Facebook Pages worth a follow!
NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher
North Carolina Historic Sites
NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources
Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site
Roanoke Island Festival Park
North Carolina State Parks and Recreation
N.C. Transportation Museum
Town Creek Indian Mound NC Historic Site
Links by City in North Carolina
” Join the North Carolina Zoo virtually on their FACEBOOK PAGE every MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY at 10 A.M. for a fun, educational presentation about animals and nature. ”
– Message for our Guests
– NC Zoo on Facebook (daily videos and educational posts)
New Bern, NC
“Starting tomorrow at 10 am, we’ll be broadcasting tours, demos and lectures right here on Facebook! For a full schedule of our broadcasts, go to our website https://www.tryonpalace.org/blog/tryon-palace-live ”
– 150 Ways to Support Local Businesses in Raleigh, N.C., by Shopping Online
Marbles Kids Museum
” During this time, we will deliver you daily doses of play in a new digital way! For D-I-Y creative play and playful parenting tips follow Marbles on YouTube. “