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Science Exploration Made Fun at Aquarium April 23

Monday, March 27, 2017

The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher hosts Family Science Day on Sunday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Family Science Day offers science exploration and discovery for adults and children of all ages.

“War for Empire” Comes to Life at Fort Dobbs April 8-9

Friday, March 24, 2017

In the 1750s North Carolina found itself engaged in a global struggle for empire between England, France and neighboring native tribes such as the Cherokee. Fort Dobbs State Historic Site will share a window to that past April 8-9 during its “War for Empire” program.

Ferry service at Hammocks Beach State Park will be delayed

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The resumption of seasonal ferry service to Bear Island at Hammocks Beach State Park will be delayed until May to allow repair of dock facilities on the island and mainland, according to North Carolina State Parks.

Easter Eggstravangaza at Somerset Place April 15

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Flowering blooms and warm weather are the perfect accompaniments for the Somerset Place Easter Eggstravaganza April 15, 1-3 p.m. The young ones are invited to bring their baskets or bags to join the Easter egg hunt for fun, craft activities and demonstrations. Hippity-hop over with a camera for photos and a picnic lunch for an egg-arrific time!

National Register Makes Six Additions of North Carolina Historic Places

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is pleased to announce that one district and five individual properties across the state have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The following properties were reviewed by the N.C. National Register Advisory Committee and were subsequently approved by the N.C. State Historic Preservation Officer and forwarded to the Keeper of the National Register.

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