Monthly Archives: January 2014

OBHC Opening at 10 AM, Jan. 31

[This announcement comes from the Outer Banks History Center.]

The Outer Banks History Center is pleased to announce that we will reopen today, Jan.31, at 10:00 a.m. after having been closed due to winter storm Leon.  Please use caution in traveling to the site as some ice and snow may remain on roads, bridges and walkways throughout the Outer Banks including those approaching the History Center.  Contact us at 252-473-2655 with questions.

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State Archives Opening at 9 AM, Jan. 30

On Thursday, January 30th, the State Archives of North Carolina opened to the public at 9 AM. Road conditions are still an issue in the Raleigh area, however, so patrons planning to visit the Search Room should call the main Archives phone number (919-807-7310) before arriving. If this status changes, we will share that news via this blog and our other social media as soon as possible.

OBHC Closed Jan. 30

[This announcement comes from the Outer Banks History Center.]

The Outer Banks History Center will remain closed on Thursday, Jan. 30, due to dangerous road conditions in the wake of Winter Storm Leon.   We hope to reopen on Friday, Jan. 31,  but researchers/visitors are encouraged to call ahead at 252.473.2655 or visit us on Facebook for status updates.  We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to serving you in the future.

State Archives Opening at 10 AM, Jan. 29

On Wednesday, January 29th, the State Archives of North Carolina will open to the public at 10 AM and stay open as long as possible. However, we still are under adverse weather policy, meaning that if we do not have adequate staffing we will close early.  Patrons planning to visit the Search Room should call the main Archives phone number (919-807-7310) before coming and may also need to call that phone number to gain access to the building, as the lobby doors are currently locked in accordance with Dept. of Administration policy.

This same procedure will be in place for Thursday, January 30. If any of this information changes, we will update the public via this blog and our other social media.

If you are stuck at home due to the ice and snow, the Department of Cultural Resources has a blog post on online resources to help you pass the time, including our YouTube channel and digital collections.

Update: Due to worsening road and sidewalk conditions, the Search Room of the State Archives closed at 4:30 PM today. Watch this blog and other social media for updates on when the Search Room will open Thursday morning and, if in doubt, call the main Archives phone number.

OBHC Closed January 28-29

[This announcement comes from the Outer Banks History Center.]

Due to Winter Storm Leon, the Outer Banks History Center has closed at 2:00 p.m. today and will remain closed through tomorrow, Wednesday January 29.   Researchers are encouraged to call the center at 252-473-2655 or visit us on Facebook to receive updates regarding when we will be able to reopen to the public.  We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to serving you in the future.

Winter Weather and YouTube Update

Inclement weather is forecast for North Carolina on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning. We suggest that patrons planning to visit the Search Room call the main State Archives phone number (919-807-7310) before they come to verify that we have adequate staffing to allow us to remain open.

If the snow and ice has you stuck at home this evening or tomorrow morning, remember that our YouTube channel and digital collections are always available to you. We have recently added several new videos including: