August 24, 2016
National Park Service Centennial Volunteer Challenge Coin
It's the centennial year for the National Park Service and the agency invites people of all ages to discover the national parks in their community through volunteerism. Volunteers who contribute 201.6 hours of service between Jan. 1, 2016 and Dec. 31, 2016 can earn a Centennial Volunteer Challenge Coin. Will you accept this volunteer challenge?
August 16, 2016
Special Programs Offered on the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service
Thursday, August 25, 2016 is National Park Service Founders Day and the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the National Park Service! Superintendent David Hallac invites the public to experience their national park sites on the Outer Banks; Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial. Special Founders Day programs will be offered at each site, and entrance to Wright Brothers National Memorial will be free August 25–28.
August 08, 2016
Join the National Park Service in Celebrating National Aviation Day
The National Park Service and the First Flight Society invite you to celebrate National Aviation Day on Friday, August 19, 2016, at Wright Brothers National Memorial. The event will celebrate 100 years of the National Park Service protecting America’s treasures and provide opportunities to explore aviation from the time the Wright brothers first took flight to the boundaries we push today.
June 06, 2016
Outer Banks Group Prepares for Tropical Storm Colin
The Outer Banks Group is preparing for possible impacts from Tropical Storm Colin.
April 22, 2016
Tourism to the Outer Banks Group creates $225.4 million in Economic Benefits
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 2,743,338 non-local visitors to the Outer Banks Group of national park sites in 2015 spent $179.8 million in communities near the parks. That spending supported 2,815 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the state economy of $225.4 million.
February 22, 2016
Wright Brothers National Memorial Releases Listing of Centennial Events
On August 25, 2016, the National Park Service turns 100 years old. To celebrate the 100th birthday of America’s national parks, Wright Brothers National Memorial (NMEM) has planned many exciting programs.