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Monday, August 29th, 2011

  • Reaching Cape Hatteras National Seashore by vehicle in the near future will be hard, if not impossible, due to breaching of Highway 12 by storm waters from Hurricane Irene.

    The road, the main artery that runs the length of Cape Hatteras, was blown out just north of Rodanthe, and damage to the road also was reported near Salvo, according to the National Park Se

  • A $701,000 grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation will help kids learn more about, and get more enjoyment out of, local, state, and national parks in North Carolina.

    The grant went to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation’s Kids in Parks Program.

  • Memo to Congress: Don't cut national park funding.

    That's the message from more than 105,000 who signed a petition circulated by the National Parks Conservation Association under its National Parks Protection Project initiative.

    "As we approach the Centennial of the National Park Service, we must ensure our

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

  • One might say the past has sprung back to life at the Wawona Hotel in Yosemite National Park, where an iconic stone water fountain has been restored.

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

  • A barrage of lightning strikes -- nearly 700 in a 24-hour period -- has ignited six wildfires in Yellowstone National Park, though none are more than one acre in size.

    Park officials said Saturday that recent thunderstorms "packed with lightning" added a sixth small fire to the five currently being managed since Aug