The N.C. Department of Information Technology’s Government Data Analytics Center joined The Hunt Institute and the Office of Governor Roy Cooper in sponsoring the first-ever North Carolina Education Datathon, pairing teams of North Carolina students with volunteer mentors to leverage technology and data to address disparities created by the digital divide.
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June 14th, the U.S. Army’s 247th birthday cake cutting and reenlistment Ceremony at Segra Stadium, Fayetteville, to celebrate the day on which the first United States Army - the Continental Army was formed in 1775.
The Month of April has been designated as the national “Month of the Military Child”, a time to honor the sacrifices, courage, and resilience of the dependent children of service members serving at home and overseas.
Governor Roy Cooper signs a proclamation declaring March 29, Vietnam Veterans Day 2022
Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders are encouraging North Carolina employers to hire veterans and to apply for recognition with a HIRE Vets Medallion Award, an official program of the U.S. Department of Labor.
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This 4th of July, a Raleigh tradition continues! From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the State Capitol is hosting a free, fun-filled family event that offers musical performances and several hands-on activities for children to enjoy. Pie the redcoat or King George III or dress up like a Revolutionary era citizen!
RALEIGH, N.C. — Vonda Martin is the new division of parks and recreation grants and outreach manager, the division announced Friday. Martin succeeds Chris Schmidt, who has served as interim grants and outreach manager since 2018.
Joe Shimel is the new east district superintendent of North Carolina state parks, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation. Shimel succeeds Sarah Kendrick, who served as acting superintendent beginning in 2020. Kendrick will return to her post as superintendent of Hammocks Beach State Park.
The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources announced today the appointment of Michelle Underhill as the new State Librarian of North Carolina. Underhill currently serves as Digital Services Supervisor with the State Library and was previously Director of the N.C. Government and Heritage Library.
Living history returns to Fort Dobbs with a June 25 event.
In 1759, war suddenly broke out between British colonists and the indigenous Cherokee of western North Carolina. Fort Dobbs, in present-day Statesville, provided shelter to civilians seeking refuge from the violence.
Join the North Carolina Division of State Historic Sites at two upcoming listening sessions designed to gather community input on the division’s work to tell the story of Golden and Ruth Frinks, their home, and their central role in the struggle for Civil Rights in North Carolina and across the South. Since 2019, the division has been working to preserve the Golden Frinks home in Edenton.
Summer is almost here. Flowers and centuries-old trees are in full bloom. And cool breezes from Lake Phelps stave off the stifling heat. The 11th annual "Days Gone By" living history event at Somerset Place State Historic Site offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy this beautiful weather.
The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is pleased to announce that one district boundary increase, two districts and five individual properties across the state have been added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Join the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum on Saturday, June 11, to honor educator and activist Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown for her 139th birthday. Hourly guided tours of Canary Cottage, Dr. Brown’s home, will take place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tour prices are $2 for adults (13-64), and $1 for children (12 and under) and seniors (65 and over).
The State Library of North Carolina announces the 2022-2023 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant awardees. This year's federal allotment will be distributed on behalf of North Carolina's libraries through programs and services available under the North Carolina LSTA Five Year Plan. The 37 awards, totaling $2,047,954, go to local library projects that:
In commemoration of Juneteenth, the North Carolina State Capitol will host an exhibit and Juneteenth themed tours Saturday, June 18. Juneteenth (a combination of 'June' and 'nineteenth') marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed.
Pioneer Female African American Lawyer Ruth Whitehead Whaley to be Recognized with Highway Historical Marker
A groundbreaking African American attorney born in Goldsboro soon will have a North Carolina Highway Historical Marker in town.
The Ocean City Beach Community will be honored for its historic role in North Carolina’s civil rights history with a marker on the North Carolina Civil Rights Trail. Founded in 1949, Ocean City was the only place African Americans could purchase coastal property in North Carolina, 15 years before the Civil Rights Act.
The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources announced today that Jeff Bell has been named as the next director of the North Carolina Arts Council. Bell currently serves as executive director of the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum in Wilson and Arts Innovation coordinator for the city of Wilson.
Montgomery County Historical Society to Host Public Meeting in Support of Montgomery County Comprehensive Architectural Survey
Montgomery County has been chosen as the subject of a comprehensive survey of historic buildings and landscapes planned from 2021-23. Funding for this architectural survey comes from the Emergency Supplemental Historic Preservation Fund (ESHPF), administered by the National Park Service, for hurricanes Florence and Michael.
Historians will discuss exciting new research about the Regulator Movement in North Carolina during an upcoming program presented by the State Archives of North Carolina. The virtual roundtable, “The Regulator Movement and New Research,” will be held Tuesday, May 24, noon-1 p.m.
The North Carolina Historic Preservation Office (HPO) will conduct a comprehensive architectural survey of historic buildings, structures, and sites within the Valdese town limits. The survey will be conducted by Audrey Thomas, Architectural Survey Specialist in the Western Office of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources in Asheville.
Dormitories at Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum Named to List of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places
Three dormitory buildings at the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum/Palmer Memorial Institute are included in the 2022 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.
A new interpretive center is coming to Fort Fisher State Historic Site in Kure Beach. Nearly three times larger than its 1965 predecessor, the new center will welcome more than a million annual visitors and showcase museum exhibits about the history of Fort Fisher. In addition, the Underwater Archaeology Branch of the Office of State Archaeology will receive a new conservation lab.
The North Carolina State Capitol is hosting legal scholar Seth Barrett Tillman on Thursday, May 5 at 6 p.m. for "New Thinking on Jacob Henry," a virtual talk about North Carolina's first Jewish legislator.