People try to make most of 'unofficial end of summer' holiday


NEW BERN, Craven County - Labor Day marks the end of the peak vacation season in many places, including Eastern North Carolina.

Many people we spoke with on Monday said they were enjoying this extra time with family, enjoying this gorgeous weather and taking in all the beautiful sights Eastern North Carolina has to offer. That holiday time included people gathered in Union Point Park to enjoy the river, feeding the ducks and spending time with loved ones. "It's just another opportunity to get together as a family, spend time together, celebrate," said Trenia Larose. For many, Labor Day is the last day to squeeze in some summer fun and summer fashion. "It means I cant wear my white pants anymore," said Barbara Odgers with a laugh. "No, but I will anyway." On Flanners Beach, children splashed around in the water and enjoyed the day off with their parents. "We're just trying to have a relaxing day and not worry about anything, its just really nice, nice time out here," said Thomas Cochran. While many said they are sad to see summer go, they are excited to see what the next few weeks -- and especially fall -- have to offer. Fall officially starts on Sept. 23.