Press Releases

North Carolina Highway Historical Marker to Commemorate Battle of Hayes Pond

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The Ku Klux Klan planned a rally near Hayes Pond in Maxon, N.C. Jan. 18, 1958, with the intent of intimidating the area’s Lumbee Indians. Locals learned of the plans and decided to confront the Klan. As part of the annual Lumbee homecoming celebration, a North Carolina Highway Historical Marker will be dedicated July 5 to commemorate that Robeson County encounter. The 3 p.m. marker dedication will be part of a commemorative program that starts at noon. The dedication will be at the intersection of NC Highway 130 and Hayes Pond Road.

N.C. Highway Historical Marker Commemorates the End of Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge

Thursday, May 31, 2018

He was the most feared of captains during the Golden Age of Piracy, and in June 1718, four vessels under his command sailed into what was then Topsail Inlet (now Beaufort). Blackbeard’s flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge (QAR), became stranded in the inlet’s shallow water. To commemorate the effective end of a piratical career, a North Carolina Highway History Marker will be dedicated Thursday, June 7, 1 p.m., near the entrance on the drive into Fort Macon at Atlantic Beach.

B. Everett Jordan Historical Highway Marker Missing

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, which manages the North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, requests the public’s help in locating a missing historical marker about B. Everett Jordan.

Help Needed to Recover Missing Camp Lejeune Highway Historical Marker

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, which manages the North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, requests the public’s help in locating a missing historical marker. The marker was located on Lejeune Boulevard adjacent to the base in Jacksonville and it detailed the history of Camp Lejeune. 

Help Needed to Recover Missing N.C. Highway Historical Marker

Friday, December 1, 2017

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, which manages the North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, requests the public’s help in locating a missing historical marker. The marker was located on I-85 Business/US 29/70 west of Thomasville and is about John Mills, the head of Oxford Orphanage and Thomasville Baptist Orphanage (Mills Home) and president Oxford Female College.

N.C. Highway Historical Marker Honors Colonial Mapmaker

Monday, October 16, 2017

There were few clear borders in North Carolina when William Churton arrived in 1748. Assigned to the Granville Land Office in Edenton, the cartographer and surveyor, along with lawyer Daniel Weldon, established a border between North Carolina and Virginia.

N.C. Highway Historical Marker Recognizes State’s First Rosenwald School

Monday, October 2, 2017

With the end of Reconstruction following the Civil War, the hope of African Americans for education seemed lost. But in 1912 Sears and Roebuck founder Julius Rosenwald, in collaboration with Booker T. Washington, initiated a program for rural students in Alabama that spread throughout the South. 

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