• Spring-time view of the seashore, with shorebirds returning to the surf.

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

Ocracoke District Ranger Kenny Ballance Receives Recognition for Twenty-Five Years of Service

Ocracoke District Ranger Ballance and Superintendent Murray_sm2

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News Release Date: October 19, 2010
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?

Ocracoke Inlet was one of the most heavily traveled inlets in the 1700s.

In the 1700s, Ocracoke Inlet was one of the busiest inlets in the East. It was one of the few navigable waterways for ships accessing inland ports such as Elizabeth City, Edenton or New Bern. It was here that Blackbeard the pirate found the inlet's heavy shipping traffic ripe for easy pickings.