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Groundhog Day Fun Facts

Thursday, February 1, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. – Why in the world do we ask a groundhog about the weather every Feb. 2? What makes them better prognosticators than squirrels, or wooly worms, or frogs?

State Parks to Offer First Day Hikes

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

A North Carolina New Year’s tradition of family adventure, exercise and reconnection with nature continues in 2018 with First Day Hikes in North Carolina State Parks on Jan. 1.

Master Plan Finalized for Hammocks Beach State Park

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation has approved a master plan for the mainland portion of Hammocks Beach State Park in Onslow County. Friends of Hammocks Beach and Bear Island (FHBI), N.C. African American Heritage Commission, conservation groups, Onslow county staff, local businesses, and neighborhood associations participated in developing the plan.

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