North Carolina, Ohio to celebrate 118th anniversary of first flight together, debut Wright Route

Nonprofit partners in both states to co-produce virtual event, launch  Wright Route to put ‘aviation rivalry’ to rest KITTY HAWK, NC and DAYTON, OH — Orville and Wilbur Wright changed the course of human history in 12 seconds when they completed the first successful heavier-than-air powered flight on the sands of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on Dec. 17, 1903. But their journey to..

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Ranger Amy holds a sea turtle hatchling on Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Outer Banks Forever Announces Opening of Annual Adopt a Sea Turtle Nest Program

KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC — Outer Banks Forever, the local nonprofit partner of your OBX national parks, has opened its annual Adopt a Sea Turtle Nest program for the 2021 sea turtle nesting season which occurs each year between May and October. The Adopt a Sea Turtle Nest program supports projects and programs that protect..

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‘I’m still going strong’: Fred Hattman, Wright Brothers National Memorial volunteer, has logged more than 10,000 hours – and he’s still counting

It all started with a vacation.  In the late 1970s, Fred Hattman, an Air Force veteran from the Bronx, was living with his wife, Ronnie, and their three children in Connecticut, trying to find an unhurried place for a peaceful family trip.  “We went to Disney World – that year it was really bad. We had lines you wouldn’t believe at Disney World,” Fred said. “We were..

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