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2008-10-09 15:00:26

Less than 60 miles from where the Wright brothers took their historic first flight in 1903, a U.S. Congressman, North Carolina legislators, Elizabeth City and Pasquotank County officials, Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Regional Airport Authority leaders and a host of state and regional partners broke ground today on the $13 million Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Aviation Research and Development Commerce Park. "The Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Aviation Research and Development Commerce Park has almost...

2008-10-03 09:00:37

Tax experts from the state Department of Revenue will conduct free seminars at community college small-business centers. The seminars will help entrepreneurs and small-business owners better understand state tax issues. The seminars will cover five topics: tax implications for starting a business; tax implications for expanding a business; the basics of sales and use tax; the basics of withholding taxes; and dealing with the North Carolina Department of Revenue. The local schedule is as...

2008-09-21 09:00:28

DARE COUNTY | Dare County will unveil and demonstrate its new glass crusher at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Public Works Facility at 1018 Driftwood Drive in Manteo. The glass crusher eliminates the costs of transporting bottles to re cycling companies and will save the county about $30,000 a year. The crushed glass will be available free to Dare County residents to use for paths and gardens. The public is invited to attend the event and a luncheon, followed by a tour of the facility....

2008-09-12 09:00:50

Currituck County | The Shawboro Ruritan Club will celebrate its 60th anniversary with an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. There will be food and drinks, and the club will provide information on how the club has assisted the community. The club is seeking new members. Currituck County golf tournament gets new name The annual Annunciata Council Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament has been renamed the Greg Shuk Memorial Golf Tournament and will begin at noon Oct. 7 at the Currituck...

2008-08-17 12:00:34

DARE COUNTY | A Virginia Dare Faire will be held in honor of the first English child born in the New World. The event will celebrate the 421st birthday of Virginia Dare starting at 9 a.m. Monday with free admission to The Elizabethan Gardens. There will be events at the Gardens and inside Fort Raleigh. Children's activities include rock wall climbing, face painting, carnival games and kite making. "The Lost Colony" company will present cabaret-style performances. Backstage tours of...

2008-08-08 09:01:33

DARE COUNTY | The fifth annual Roanoke Island American Indian Cultural Festival and Powwow will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Dare County Regional Airport pavilion lawn in Manteo. The event will feature a gathering of American Indian tribes dressed in tribal regalia with music, dance, visual arts, storytelling, backwoods survival demos, crafts and health screenings. There will be educational displays exhibiting artifacts used and items...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.