Press Releases

State officials have signed an agreement with Weyerhaeuser that protects more than 1,600 acres of environmentally rich land across eastern North Carolina. The properties will be added to the N.C. Registry of Natural Heritage Areas.

The State Library and State Archives of North Carolina will host “North Carolina Trivia Night,” Wednesday, March 29, 7-9 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources announced today that Denise Young has been named the next director of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

Historic Halifax State Historic Site will host the annual Halifax Resolves Day event on Wednesday, April 12 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., to commemorate the 247th anniversary of the adoption of the Halifax Resolves. The day’s activities are free and open to the public.

In October 1772, Philip Alston purchased 4,000 acres of land on the bend of the Deep River. Not long after the purchase, he had a large two-story wood frame house built on a rise in the land overlooking the river.

Nominations are being accepted for the 2023 North Carolina Award, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the state, now through April 30.

The Museum of the Albemarle will host our monthly History for Lunch on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, at 12 p.m. in the Gaither Auditorium.  Tad Howington, curator of the Roanoke River Lighthouse and Maritime Museum, will weave the fascinating tale of the Roanoke River Lights with the colorful

The N.C. Division of State Parks and Recreation will hold a March 10 ribbon-cutting event at Lake James State Park to celebrate the park’s new state-of-the-art visitor center.

     Date: Friday, March 10

     Time: 1 p.m.

Two farms, two families, and a year on the land.

The far-reaching and impactful accomplishments and contributions of women often have been often overlooked in North Carolina and the nation. During Women’s History Month in March agencies within the N.C.