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Ocracoke District Ranger Kenny Ballance Receives Recognition for Twenty-Five Years of Service
Contact: Cyndy Holda, 252-473-2111 Ext. 148
Photo Caption: Ocracoke District Ranger Kenny Ballance recently received a certificate for twenty-five years of service with the National Park Service and Cape Hatteras National Seashore from Superintendent Mike Murray. Kenny first began working in temporary positions in 1977 for the Seashore.
And "Happy Birthday Kenny!" from park staff.
Did You Know?
The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest brick structure ever moved. When it was built in 1870, it stood 1,500 feet from the shore. By 1999, the lighthouse was within 100 feet of the ocean. To protect it from the encroaching sea, it was moved inland a total of 2,900 feet over a 23-day period.