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NC Aquariums Welcome New Directors

Monday, August 19, 2019

The North Carolina Aquariums Division is proud to announce new directors at aquariums in Pine Knoll Shores and Roanoke Island.

“Beautiful Deception” Exhibit at CSS Neuse

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Spying is sometimes known as the world’s second oldest profession. Nineteenth century notions about a woman’s place and capabilities set the stage for hundreds of women to become spies during the American Civil War. “Beautiful Deception” is an exhibit at the CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center through January 2020 about some fabled Civil War era spies.

N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation Seeks Public Input on Elk Knob State Park Master Plan

Thursday, August 8, 2019

The Division of Parks and Recreation (Division) is seeking public input on the Elk Knob State Park Master Plan. The Master Plan will be a twenty-year plan that covers the entire state park, which contains over 4,200 acres spanning Watauga and Ashe Counties. The park is sited within the Amphibolite Mountains, an ecological hotspot of global significance.

Fort Dobbs Returns with Grand Opening

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

In the summer of 1755, a company of soldiers began construction of Fort Dobbs to protect the western frontier of the colony of North Carolina. A full-scale replica of that fort will open 264 years later, Saturday and Sunday, Sept.21-22, in Statesville.

Help Needed to Recover Another Missing N.C. Highway Historical Marker

Monday, July 1, 2019

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, which manages the North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, requests the public’s help in locating a missing historical marker. The marker was located at US 70 at Eno River bridge northwest of Hillsborough. It identified Hart’s Mill, which was located outside of present-day Hillsborough and was the site of a large, well-publicized meeting of Regulators opposed to British rule in 1766.

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