Press Releases

Drinks with George Washington at the State Capitol April 27

Thursday, April 13, 2017

George Washington is in town and he wants to meet you for drinks at the State Capitol! Enjoy a casual evening reception with the first president in honor of the Capitol's newest exhibit "George Washington is Here! Images of the Founding Father in the North Carolina State Capitol," Thursday, April 27, 7-9 p.m., with beer, wine, and hors d'oeuvres in the Capitol’s rotunda.

North Carolina Symphony and North Carolina Master Chorale Share Beethoven’s Message of Hope for Humanity in Ninth Symphony

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The North Carolina Symphony, under the direction of Music Director Grant Llewellyn, performs the famous “Choral” Symphony this month with the North Carolina Master Chorale and stellar vocal soloists Rebecca Evans, Paula Murrihy, Anthony Dean Griffey, and Reginald Smith, Jr. Four performances will take place in Raleigh and Wilmington, April 20 through 23.

Justice Sam Ervin to Speak about the N.C. Supreme Court at Historic Chowan County Courthouse April 24

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

As a preamble to the May 9 session of the state Supreme Court to be held at the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse, N.C. Supreme Court Justice Sam Ervin will speak at the courthouse Monday, April 24, at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Justice Ervin will explore the history and functions of the Supreme Court in this free public program. Refreshments will follow the presentation. To reserve a seat, call (252) 482-2637.

McGraw is new superintendent at Mount Mitchell State Park

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Robert McGraw, a veteran ranger, has been named superintendent of Mount Mitchell State Park in Yancey County, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation. McGraw succeeds Brian Wilder, who transferred to another position earlier this year.

Civil War Surrender and Conclusion Commemorated at Bennett Place April 22

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Even at the close of America’s deadliest war, spring came 152 years ago, with new life. Two generals rode out on Old Hillsborough Road to meet and discuss ending America’s long and bloody Civil War. That meeting, and the effective end of the American Civil War, will be commemorated April 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Bennett Place State Historic Site.

Somerset Celebrates Spring with a Yard and Market Sale April 29

Monday, April 10, 2017

The winter doldrums are past! It’s time to celebrate with a little spring cleaning and country goodness. The Somerset Yard and Market Sale, April 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will be the place to really get in the swing of the season at Somerset Place State Historic Site.

N.C. Natural and Cultural Resources Offers Museum Memberships to Downtown Raleigh Residents Affected by Recent Fire

Monday, April 10, 2017

Secretary Susi H. Hamilton of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources last week offered complimentary one-year family memberships to the department’s museums of natural sciences, art and history to the residents of downtown Raleigh apartment and condominium complexes who were impacted by the recent devastating fire at the under-construction Metropolitan building.

“Looking for the Tomb of Joseph of Arimathea” Program at Museum of the Albemarle April 9

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

For centuries Christians and scholars worldwide have pondered the location of the tomb where Jesus Christ was buried. Robert Smith, professor of History and Bible at Mid-Atlantic Christian University, will examine evidence from ancient sources, archaeological findings and his own investigations to discuss recent discoveries Sunday, April 9, 2:30 p.m., at the Museum of the Albemarle.

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