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North Carolina Award April 15 Nomination Deadline Nears

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The April 15 nomination deadline for the state’s highest civilian honor, the North Carolina Award, is fast approaching. Created by the General Assembly in 1961, and administered by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, the award recognizes “notable accomplishments by North Carolina citizens” in the fields of literature, science, fine arts and public service.

First Log of Fort Dobbs In Place

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The very first wall log of a reconstructed 1750’s fort was put into place recently. On Saturday, March 25th crews from GL Wilson Construction used a crane to manipulate the several hundred- pound oak timber onto a foundation wall. The original Fort Dobbs was a three-story log structure, containing nearly 8,000 square feet of interior space.

Party for the Planet at the Aquarium

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

This year for Earth Day, party for the planet at the Aquarium and take home the skills to keep the party going. Join the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores for a weekend-long celebration during Party for the Planet, April 21-23.

Spring into Easter at State Historic Sites, Museums and Parks

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Daffodils and dogwoods suggest that spring is here, and Easter festivities are coming to attractions within the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. State historic sites, museums, parks and the N.C. Zoological Park offer diversions for Easter and the enjoyment of spring.

Help the State Archives Preserve North Carolina’s WWI History

Monday, March 27, 2017

With the official start of the World War I centennial commemoration this spring, the Military Collection at the State Archives of North Carolina is seeking your help to preserve the history of North Carolina military service, as well as home front activities, from that period.

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