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May 30 to June 1, 2014 is Live and Learn Weekend on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
By taking a second look at a 400-plus year old map, researchers at London's British Museum have reportedly discovered new clue as to the whereabouts of the Lost Colony.
MATTHEWS, N.C., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Biltmore, with 1,069,359 visitors last year, ranks as the largest historic attraction in North Carolina during 2010, according to the annual survey conducted by Carolina Publishing Associates.
Dare County New parks facility manager appointed Dennis McGinnis has been selected facility manager for the National Park Service Outer Banks Group, which includes Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Wright Brothers National Memorial and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.
The 12th annual Remembrance Celebration of the Freedman's Colony of Roanoke Island takes place Friday, Sept. 26. "First Light of Freedom," as the free event is called, starts at 4 p.m. at the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on U.S. 64 north of Manteo.
ONGOING Bird Walks. Take a stroll along the North Pond Wildlife Trail and look for approximately 225 species of birds that live or pass through Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. Meet at Pea Island Visitor Center at 8 a.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.
An archaeologist is taking a second look at a small cannon found by fishermen off the Virginia coast more than two decades ago in hopes of determining how it got to the bottom of the ocean - and who left it there.
Researchers believe they may be able to use DNA to uncover the fate of the Lost Colony, which vanished shortly after more than 100 people settled on Roanoke Island in 1587.
By Catherine Kozak, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jun.
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