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  • The National Park System

    The United States created the world’s first national park on March 1, 1872, when President Ulysses S. Grant signed legislation setting aside Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Before the century was out, the country had four more parks – General Grant (now Kings Canyon), Sequoia, and Yosemite in California, and Mount Rainier in Washington. By that time the idea [...]

    2019-03-11T12:14:05-04:00March 11th, 2019|Recreation & Leisure|

    Creative Power

    Debbie and Jerry McDaniel are finding the key to happiness in their retirement By Jason Schneider Debbie and Jerry McDaniel knew that when they retired, they wanted to build their dream house. “It was all part of our retirement plan,” says Jerry. “We had been in our house for 38 years, and we wanted to build our dream house. [...]

    2019-01-21T12:08:19-04:00January 15th, 2019|Arts & Culture, Recreation & Leisure|

    North Carolina Museum of History Foundation Presents Awards

    The North Carolina Museum of History Foundation recently announced the recipients of its 2018 Philanthropy Awards, which recognize outstanding contributions to the preservation, study or understanding of North Carolina history. Awards went to BlueCross and BlueShield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) and CEO Emeritus J. Bradley Wilson, Ann Baggett Goodnight and Dr. James Howard Goodnight, and Betty Ray [...]

    2019-01-13T10:36:09-04:00January 12th, 2019|Arts & Culture, News & Information|

    Celebrations Mark 300 Years Since Blackbeard’s Death

    Celebrations Along the N.C. Coast Mark 300 Years Since Blackbeard’s Death It’s been 300 hundred years since Blackbeard, North Carolina’s most famous pirate, was killed in a battle in Ocracoke Inlet. Little is known about Blackbeard’s early life—even his real name, commonly thought to be Edward Teach, or possibly Thatch. Blackbeard had been captain of his own ship, Queen [...]

    2019-03-27T18:07:00-04:00October 30th, 2018|Arts & Culture|

    New Poet Laureate Installed

    Jaki Shelton Green Jaki Shelton Green was installed as North Carolina’s ninth Poet Laureate on Wednesday, September 19, in a ceremony in the old House Chamber at the State Capitol in downtown Raleigh. Governor Roy Cooper announced Green’s appointment last month, succeeding Shelby Stephenson, named poet laureate in early 2015. A native of Orange County, Green has been active [...]

    2019-01-27T21:38:38-04:00October 27th, 2018|Arts & Culture|

    Sports Hall of Fame Inducts Fifteen

    The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame inducted 15 outstanding North Carolina sports figures into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in 2018 at its 55th annual induction ceremony at the Raleigh Convention Center on Friday, May 4. Established in 1963 and located at the North Carolina Museum of History, it has 338 members. A brief biography of [...]

    2018-08-14T13:59:32-04:00July 12th, 2018|Recreation & Leisure|

    Historic Hillside Opened to Public

    The Designer Showhouse Opened in April In early April, the Hillside, a grand home in Fisher Park in Greensboro was opened to the public for a Designer Showcase by Preservation Greensboro which opened the Tudor-style home as a culmination of its restoration. The home has a notable history as the home of Julian Price, a nationally known insurance executive, business [...]

    2018-07-10T20:03:51-04:00July 10th, 2018|Arts & Culture|

    Second Spring Arts Festival 2018

    The sixth annual Second Spring Arts festival will be open at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, in the Milton Rhodes Center in Winston-Salem. It will close at 6 p.m. with a reception and an awards ceremony for winners in the literary and visual venues. The festival is free with free parking as well. Highlights of this year's festival will [...]

    2018-04-23T16:56:31-04:00April 23rd, 2018|Arts & Culture|

    Greensboro Bound Literary Festival

    By Brian Lampkin, Co-owner of Scuppernong Books Brian Lampkin The Greensboro Bound Literary Festival, coming to the Gate City May 18-20, will see downtown Greensboro transformed into a sea of literary life with writers from across the country reading, conversing and meeting the readers of the city. Cultural icons, award-winners, long-loved established novelists and newly discovered rising stars will meet [...]

    2018-04-02T18:25:41-04:00April 2nd, 2018|Arts & Culture|
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