Press Releases

Morrow Mountain State Park Adds 45 Acres at Mountain Creek

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Morrow Mountain State Park added 45 acres of land south of Mountain Creek to its holdings this summer. The new property includes more than 3,000 linear feet of frontage on Mountain Creek, a pristine stream home to rare mussels.

Pilot Mountain State Park to Celebrate 50 Years

Monday, July 16, 2018

Pilot Mountain State Park in Surry and Yadkin counties will celebrate its 50th anniversary this month with a day full of events at the park. The area near the big and little pinnacles in the Sauratown Mountains became a state park in 1968. The park now consists of more than 3,800 acres and includes a section along the Yadkin River.  

Pirate Weekend in Historic Bath

Thursday, July 12, 2018

From Stede Bonnet to Blackbeard himself, people have long been fascinated with pirates, which are part of North Carolina history. Who were they? Where did they live? What did they wear? How did they become pirates? Discover pirates as the streets of the town of Bath will be filled with them for the “Pirates in the Port” program July 21, 10 a.m.

237th Anniversary of the House in the Horseshoe Battle Re-enactment

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Tory vs. Whig…Loyalist vs. Patriot…Neighbor vs. Neighbor…the Revolutionary War goes by many names. The scars of this personal and complicated war can still be witnessed at House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site. Come experience the American Revolution during the 237th anniversary of the House in the Horseshoe Battle Re-enactment Aug. 4-5.

Filmmaking in North Carolina Program with Curator Laura Boyes

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

In recent decades hundreds of movies have been made in North Carolina, and N.C. Museum of Art Curator Laura Boyes will review “Filmmaking in North Carolina” Thursday, July 12, 12:30 p.m. at the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Building, 109 E. Jones St., Raleigh.

Archaeology Day at Fort Dobbs July 28

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

A War for Empire that crossed five continents and lasted seven years is remembered at Fort Dobbs State Historic Site, the state’s only link to the French and Indian War. What can be learned about the 1756 construction, and the 50 men garrisoned at the fort? These are the lessons often left to archaeology and the recovery of materials inhabitants left behind. 

Dwayne Patterson Named Director of N.C. State Parks

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Dwayne Patterson, currently chief financial officer of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, has been named director of the state Division of Parks and Recreation. 

North Carolina Highway Historical Marker to Commemorate Battle of Hayes Pond

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The Ku Klux Klan planned a rally near Hayes Pond in Maxon, N.C. Jan. 18, 1958, with the intent of intimidating the area’s Lumbee Indians. Locals learned of the plans and decided to confront the Klan. As part of the annual Lumbee homecoming celebration, a North Carolina Highway Historical Marker will be dedicated July 5 to commemorate that Robeson County encounter. The 3 p.m. marker dedication will be part of a commemorative program that starts at noon. The dedication will be at the intersection of NC Highway 130 and Hayes Pond Road.

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