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2011-01-18 08:41:00

BEAUFORT, N.C., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Archaeologists recently discovered what is believed to be the sword of a famous pirate, off the shore of North Carolina's Coast. Captain Edward Teach (1680 - 1718), better known as Blackbeard, was a pirate who plundered the coasts of the West Indies, North Carolina and Virginia. With the upcoming release of Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides, a pirate craze is in full force across the nation and adventure-seekers experience an...

2008-07-29 18:00:30

By Wade Rawlins, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jul. 29--Visitors to North Carolina beaches are swimming at some of the cleanest beaches in the nation according to the annual survey of water quality at public beaches released Tuesday. Nancy Stoner, director of the clean water project for the Natural Resources Defense Council, which compiles the report, said only 1 percent of water samples collected at North Carolilna beaches exceeded the bacterial standards last year. Of 240...

2008-07-25 00:00:39

By Jonathan Cribbs, The Beaufort Gazette, S.C. Jul. 24--A teaching assistant and two-time challenger to former Beaufort County Board of Education member Margie Jenkins is taking her third stab at winning the board's District 8 seat in September. Aleatha Williams, a kindergarten teaching assistant at Joseph S. Shanklin Elementary School, was the first to file Thursday for the seat Jenkins vacated last month, citing continued acute allergy complications. The special election is Sept. 23...

2008-07-05 09:00:14

By Jannette Pippin, The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C. Jul. 5--MOREHEAD CITY -- Not every issue may be a divisive one in the race for the District 13 seat in the N.C. House of Representatives. The $20 million that was doled out along the coast this year for public water access projects was money that Rep. Pat McElraft, R-Emerald Isle, believes was well spent. McElraft's challenger in her bid for re-election was instrumental in efforts that resulted in the creation last year of the...

2008-06-17 09:00:51

By Jannette Pippin, The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C. Jun. 17--BEAUFORT -- The former Beaufort Elementary School property is on the market again. The Carteret County Board of Commissioners recently announced an open listing of the county's intent to sell the former Beaufort Elementary School property located at 801 Mulberry St. The old school property was vacated after a new elementary school opened in August 2004, and there have been various efforts by the county to sell the...

2006-11-12 06:00:20

By Jerry Allegood, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Nov. 12--BETTIE -- For a book-loving, retired librarian who doesn't care much for activism and public speaking, Carolyn Mason does a lot of both. She has done it for the wild horses of Shackleford Banks that have roamed an undeveloped island in Carteret County for generations. When the hardy herds were threatened by overpopulation and federal policy that would evict them from Cape Lookout National Seashore, Mason helped organize a...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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