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Polk County has been chosen as the subject of a comprehensive survey of historic buildings and landscapes planned from 2022-23.

On March 30, Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina and the North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation closed on the purchase of 2,249 acres in McDowell County to become part of Bobs Creek State Natural Area.

The State Library of North Carolina, in partnership with the North Carolina Library Association's 

The CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center is excited to premier a dinner theater event that has been two years in the making.

To celebrate National Poetry Month, the State Archives of North Carolina, in collaboration with the North Carolina Arts Council, will host "History in Verse," featuring N.C. Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green.

A free online program hosted by the Western Office of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources will examine the history of the railroad in western North Carolina.

A repaired historical highway marker recognizing a North Carolina civil rights leader soon will be reinstalled at its original location.

Originally dedicated in 2011, the marker honors civil rights leader Ella Baker. It was damaged in 2019 and placed in storage.

A fun activity soon will return to Reed Gold Mine.

A man whose photographs of the North Carolina mountains played a crucial role in the creation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park soon will be recognized with a new North Carolina Highway Historical Marker in Asheville.

A new Highway Historical Marker soon will commemorate North Carolina’s oldest State Historic Site.

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