The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources has scheduled events throughout March across the state to celebrate historic contributions made by women.
culture and history
The N.C. Public Commission for the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission is to meet 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, during the 2024 North Carolina Rice Festival in Brunswick County.
An estimated $14.4 million renovation is planned for the deteriorating former pumphouse, which was part of a failed project in the early 1900s to drain the lake for agriculture and a county landmark.
The Swansboro Historical Association is hosting the special program Feb. 28 on the past, present and future of Hammocks Beach State Park and the surrounding area.
The immersive “Hubble Space Telescope: New Views of the Universe” exhibit will be in Cape Fear Museum of History and Science through June 23.
The seat of Perquimans County incorporated in 1758 and has never had more than 2,500 residents.
“Ocracokers” author and native Alton Ballance is to talk about the isolated island’s growth from a fishing village to a tourist destination.
The parent company of Wanchese Fish Co., an Outer Banks small business launched 88 years ago and with an outsized presence in the seafood industry, has confirmed the fish operation will be shuttered March 29.
The traveling exhibit, “We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina” will be on display March 6 through May 28 at the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City.
Born in Newland near Elizabeth City, the late Max Roach was a pioneer in the mid-20th century New York jazz scene, and a civil rights advocate.
The $6.5 million, state-funded initial phase of renovations is part of a long-term plan to turn the lodge into an educational and event center.
A new idea to house Hyde County’s Cooperative Extension agency within the Mattamuskeet Lodge could be the only sustainable way to restore, reopen and preserve the historic structure in the national wildlife refuge.
Rising sea levels are increasing erosion along the North Carolina coast, threatening to destroy forever important cultural artifacts on state lands, but archaeologists are working on a plan to protect the sites.
Historian David Cecelski recounts spending the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in Piney Grove with descendants of Caesar Evans, who escaped from slavery during the Civil War, fought in the Union army, and later bought 228 acres in central Brunswick County.
On Jan. 24, 1880, Etheridge, who grew up enslaved on Roanoke Island and fought with the U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War, became the first Black person in the nation to command a U.S. Life-Saving Service station.
This first phase of the project includes rehabilitating the interior and restoring the exterior of the lighthouse, repairing and replacing deteriorated materials and finishes, and landscape improvements.