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“North Carolina’s Natural Beauty” featured at Museum’s Nature Art Gallery June-July

Monday, May 22, 2017

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Art Gallery presents “North Carolina’s Natural Beauty,” a selection of photography-inspired works in colored pencil by North Carolina native Linda Jones. The show runs June 2 through July 31. A Gallery reception honoring the artist will be held Saturday, June 3 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Build a Better World with Summer Reading

Friday, May 19, 2017

When students escape the classroom for a fun-filled summer, make sure reading is on the list of fun things to do. The 2017 Summer Reading programs at local libraries encourage everyone to get reading! 

N.C. Highway Historical Marker Dedication May 27 to Salute First All Black Navy Band

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Chapel Hill campus hosted one of five Naval Pre-Flight Schools in the U.S. in 1942. There 44 black musicians formed the Navy’s first African American band. A N.C. Highway Historical Marker will be dedicated to recognize their breaking the Navy’s color barrier Saturday, May 27, 10 a.m., at the corner of Franklin and Roberson Streets in Chapel Hill.

Medoc Mountain State Park Opening New Mountain Bike Trails May 20

Friday, May 12, 2017

New mountain bike trails will be unveiled at Medoc Mountain State Park in Halifax County on May 20. The public is welcome to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony, which begins at 10 a.m. at Medoc Mountain State Park. The ceremony will be held at the Bear Swamp Trail entrance located across the street from the visitor center.

Views from the Home Front Symposium at CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center June 10

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Beyond the roar of cannons on the battlefield, many quiet wars were waged unseen during the Civil War. The CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center will examine some of those struggles with the “Views from the Home Front Symposium,” Saturday, June 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The symposium complements the Home Front exhibit currently at the CSS Neuse Center.

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