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2014 N.C. Waterfowl Conservation Stamp and Print Unveiled at Wildlife Festival

2014 N.C. Waterfowl Conservation Stamp and Print Unveiled at Wildlife Festival

WASHINGTON, NC Feb. 20, 2014 — Minnesota wildlife artist Scot Storm took top honors in the 2014 N.C. Waterfowl Conservation Stamp and Print Competition with his vivid portrayal of a pair of hooded mergansers. The acrylic painting will become the image on what is commonly referred to as the North Carolina duck stamp. It was unveiled earlier this month at the 19th Annual East Carolina Wildlife Arts Festival and the N.C. Decoy Carving Championships in Beaufort County during an evening preview reception. Signed and numbered regular edition prints with mint stamps of the winning portrait will be available from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s N.C. Wild Store, on July 1 for $145. Storm is no stranger to the N.C. Waterfowl […]

Fort Macon Garrisoned for Spanish-American War

Fort Macon Garrisoned for Spanish-American War

RALEIGH, NC Feb. 15, 2014 – On February 15, 1898, Charles L. Abernathy, editor of the Beaufort Herald-Dispatch, wrote to U. S. Senator Marion Butler to point out that North Carolina’s Fort Macon was “in a dilapidated condition with a lone sentry in charge of it.” “In the event of a naval engagement, [it] would be of easy access,” Abernathy wrote, continuing, “as you are aware our bar has from 18 to 20 feet of water and this port,” referencing Beaufort. He pointed out that other ports along the coast had received defense appropriations “while this one has for some reason been passed by unnoticed.” Ironically, that same night the battleship U.S.S. Maine exploded in Havana harbor under suspicious circumstances and became an important factor […]

Closings at North Carolina State Historic Sites and Museums for Feb. 11

Closings at North Carolina State Historic Sites and Museums for Feb. 11

RALEIGH, NC Feb. 11, 2014 – Due to adverse weather conditions, several N.C. State Historic Sites and museums within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources are operating on different schedules Feb. 11. They include: East CSS Neuse, Kinston – closes Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. Gov. Charles B. Aycock Birthplace, Fremont – closes Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras  N.C. Maritime Museum, Beaufort  Somerset Place, Creswell – closes Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. Tryon Palace, New Bern – closed Feb. 11 Central Bentonville Battlefield, Four Oaks – closes Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. Museum of the Cape Fear, Fayetteville  – closes Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. President James K. Polk Historic Site — closes Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. All other state historic sites and museums currently are on a normal schedule. Call ahead […]

Eastern NC Red Cross Prepares for Winter Storm

Eastern NC Red Cross Prepares for Winter Storm

Tips to Stay Safe during Winter Weather EASTERN, NC, Feb. 11, 2014 – As the southeast once again braces for winter storms, the Eastern NC Region of the American Red Cross is preparing to respond if needed.  Five teams of Red Cross shelter volunteers are on standby in the Cape Fear, Coastal Carolina and Onslow County Chapter areas in the event that shelters need to be opened.   Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) crews are also on standby to drive Red Cross disaster relief vehicles located in Wilmington, New Bern, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, and Elizabeth City.  These vehicles can be mobilized to transport and distribute food, drinks, and supplies into disaster affected areas when travel becomes safe. With several inches of snow […]

14th Annual Core Sound Decoy Festival Poster Contest

14th Annual Core Sound Decoy Festival Poster Contest

HARKERS ISLAND, NC January 30, 2014 – The Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild is excited to announce the 14th Annual Core Sound Decoy Festival Contest.  The Guild encourages local artists to submit artwork, that if chosen as the winning entry, will be used on Decoy Festival posters, advertising flyers, and apparel.  The featured decoy for 2014 is the Spotted Sandpiper Shorebird.  As is the custom, a cash prize of $250.00 will also be awarded to the winning artist. Packets containing contest rules and an application may be obtained by mail or e-mail beginning February 1st by calling Amie Talton at (252) 393-3792, or e-mailing Amie at amie_talton@yahoo.com.  Contest rules and applications may also be found online at www.decoyguild.com.  The deadline […]

Updated North Carolina State Historical Venues Closings for Jan. 28

Updated North Carolina State Historical Venues Closings for Jan. 28

North Carolina State Historical Venues Closings for Jan. 28 RALEIGH, NC January 28, 2014 – Due to adverse weather conditions, several N.C. State Historic Sites and museums within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources are closed today. They include: Closings:               East            Battleship North Carolina, Wilmington — reopens Thursday            Fort Fisher, Kure Beach Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson, Winnabow Museum of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City — closing at 4 p.m. Tuesday; reopens                Thursday N.C. Maritime Museum, Beaufort N.C. Maritime Museum, Southport — reopens Thursday Outer Banks History Center, Manteo — reopens Thursday Tryon Palace, New Bern — reopens Wednesday at 11 a.m.   Piedmont Alamance Battleground, […]

North Carolina State Historical Venues Closings for Jan. 28

North Carolina State Historical Venues Closings for Jan. 28

RALEIGH, NC January 28, 2014 – Due to adverse weather conditions, several N.C. State Historic Sites and museums within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources are closed today. They include: Closings:             East             Battleship North Carolina, Wilmington — reopens Thursday, Jan. 30             Fort Fisher State Historic Site, Kure Beach Brunswick Town State Historic Site, Winnabow N.C. Maritime Museum, Beaufort Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras — closing at noon   All other state historic sites and museums currently are on a normal schedule. Updated information will be provided as conditions change. Check this page for updated listings. For additional information, call (919) 807-7389. About the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR) […]

Poached Oysters No Delicacy for Governor Fowle

Poached Oysters No Delicacy for Governor Fowle

RALEIGH, NC January 21, 2014 – On January 21, 1891, Gov. Daniel Fowle declared “war” on northern fishermen poaching on North Carolina’s deep-water oyster beds. The oyster “pirates” had already depleted the Chesapeake Bay’s rich oyster beds during the 1880s. In an effort to meet seafood canneries’ growing demands, they had moved their dredging operations into North Carolina. In 1888, several dredging vessels from Virginia had gathered thousands of bushels of oysters weekly from Hyde County’s waters. The following year, North Carolina banned non-resident dredging, but there was little enforcement. In 1890, Carteret, Hyde and Pamlico Counties tried unsuccessfully to oust the oyster pirates using local patrol boats. Then, in early 1891, a small fleet of illegal oyster schooners were […]

Events to Mark the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War Across N.C.

Events to Mark the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War Across N.C.

RALEIGH, NC January 8, 2014 – In 2014, the penultimate year of the Civil War Sesquicentennial observance, a plethora of events and programs will be presented at state historic sites and museums in North Carolina. The roar of cannons, enactment of the draft, moans of the wounded, and the introduction of torpedoes to warfare are among topics to be explored this year. The final year of 2015 will conclude the sesquicentennial and the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War with free programs. Among 2014 highlights: “Always near the front, with instruments and tourniquets:  The Medical Service at Fort Fisher” is scheduled for Jan. 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Fort Fisher State Historic Site at Kure […]

History, Arts, Music from Cultural Resources Add Bright Shine to the Holiday Season

History, Arts, Music from Cultural Resources Add Bright Shine to the Holiday Season

RALEIGH, NC November 26, 2013 – The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources offers a bounty of holiday celebrations this season. Families will find festive fun to fit any budget at art and history museums, historic sites and from the North Carolina Symphony. Events free unless fee is indicated. Please visit www.ncculture.com for more information. West Horne Creek Historical Farm. Dec. 3 and 5. 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Christmas by Lamplight. Experience a warm, rural turn-of-the-century Christmas with period music and food. Reservations required and being accepted at (336) 325-2298. 308 Horne Creek Farm Road, Pinnacle. Admission information a http://www.nchistoricsites.org/horne. N.C. Symphony. Dec. 5.Holiday Pops in Lincolnton. 8 p.m. Holiday Pops is oh-so-nice when the N.C. Symphony comes […]