New Bern, NC – On the Down East Journal, we explore the history of 'showboats in eastern North Carolina. SHOWBOAT is our featured opera this weekend. We'll learn more about how showboats operated and their ties to coastal Carolina. And, we talk to the director of "Collision Course - A 60's Retro," a theater production highlighting 60's era playwrights. Plus, we find out what brought early inhabitants from all over the world to settle in Onslow County.