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“Thrillers! An Evening with Authors John Grisham and John Hart” at Duke Energy Center Feb. 23

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Explore the imagination behind the creation of riveting novels as the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences — with WRAL-TV, Business North Carolina magazine and the North Carolina Humanities Council — present “Thrillers! An Evening with Authors John Grisham and John Hart.” This special event takes place at Meymandi Concert Hall Friday, February 23, 7:30 p.m., and will be moderated by D.G. Martin, host of UNC-TV’s “North Carolina Bookwatch.”

State Parks to Offer First Day Hikes

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

A North Carolina New Year’s tradition of family adventure, exercise and reconnection with nature continues in 2018 with First Day Hikes in North Carolina State Parks on Jan. 1.

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.

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