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Master Plan Finalized for Hammocks Beach State Park

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation has approved a master plan for the mainland portion of Hammocks Beach State Park in Onslow County. Friends of Hammocks Beach and Bear Island (FHBI), N.C. African American Heritage Commission, conservation groups, Onslow county staff, local businesses, and neighborhood associations participated in developing the plan.

Historic Bath Celebrates Christmas Traditions December 9

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Historic Bath Christmas Open House Saturday, Dec. 9, will recall warm and relaxed Christmas celebrations. Holiday music, handmade crafts and cooking on the hearth will be highlights of the free program, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Take a break from the holiday mayhem and enjoy decorations and a celebration reminiscent of Christmases past. Apple cider and gingerbread will be shared.

Food Donations Part of Holiday Celebrations at the State Capitol and Museum of History

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The State Capitol invites visitors to share in the season of giving. In addition to enjoying the luminaries, holiday music, and Gov. Roy Cooper’s tree lighting, visitors are asked to contribute to the “School Pantries” program of the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle at the Dec. 6 event, 5 to 7:30 p.m. The drive is being held in support of First Lady Kristin Cooper’s efforts to bring attention to food insecurity across our state.

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. 

Christmas Open House and Foster’s Raid Exhibit Opening at the CSS Neuse

Friday, December 1, 2017

Make a stop at the CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center on your visit to see the annual Christmas parade and beautiful lights in downtown Dec. 9. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and afterwards visitors can enjoy cider and cookies in the museum. Experience a Victorian Christmas while making a craft with staff and see the opening of the Foster’s Raid exhibit. The exhibit requires admission; cookies and craft are free.

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