Press Releases

Falls Lake State Recreation Area Welcomes New Superintendent

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

David Mumford, a 15-year employee of the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation, has been promoted to superintendent at Falls Lake State Recreation Area. Mumford joins Scott Kershner, who also serves as a superintendent at Falls Lake, and replaces Eric Dousharm, who recently took an assignment at Weymouth Woods Nature Preserve.   

Governor Cooper Signs Bill Authorizing New State Park Properties

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Governor Roy Cooper signed a bill today that authorizes three new state natural areas for the North Carolina State Parks system and directs a study for a potential state park along the Black River in the southeastern part of the state.

Historic Bath First Saturdays: Make a “Buzz Saw”

Monday, July 24, 2017

Learn how to make one of the most popular American folk toys ever at Historic Bath’s “First Saturdays: Toys and Games” free program. The children’s activity Saturday, Aug. 5, 10 a.m., will teach youth how to make the spinner toy, also known as the buzz saw. 

Celebrate National Lighthouse Day with the Roanoke River Lighthouse

Friday, July 21, 2017

The Roanoke River Lighthouse stands proudly in the harbor of Edenton Bay and is hosting a day of celebration Aug. 5, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., to observe National Lighthouse Day. As part of the day of family fun, there will be no admission charged for lighthouse tours that day.

Amateur WWII Films Available Online through State Archives

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Military Collection at the State Archives of North Carolina is excited to announce the availability online of two original short amateur films from World War II. The original films are a rare look at the life of a North Carolina Air Force serviceman in the Pacific Theater during WWII.

Lake Waccamaw State Park to Celebrate New Acreage

Thursday, July 20, 2017

State and local officials will gather at Lake Waccamaw State Park in Columbus County Friday, July 21 at 10 a.m. to dedicate the addition of 197 new acres to the park. The media and the public are invited to the ceremony.

Historic Bath Site Work Day Cancelled

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Historic Bath State Historic Site work day scheduled for Saturday, July 22, is being cancelled due to concerns about high temperatures and weather conditions. An alternate date will be chosen in the future.

Harper House at Bentonville Battlefield Closed for Roof Replacement

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The circa 1855 Harper House at Bentonville Battlefield will be temporarily closed for roof replacement beginning July 22. Roof repairs will keep the house closed until at least Aug.18. The repairs will include a new wooden-shingled roof to replace the one that was installed in 2009.

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