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2008-10-14 09:00:33

Blackwater Midstream Corp. (OTCBB:BWMS), a developing company in the field of fuel and chemical storage, announced today that it has entered into a commercial consulting agreement with Martyn Lucas. Mr. Lucas is the former Vice President of Delta Petroleum Co., Inc., New Orleans, Louisiana, one of the largest independent chemical and petroleum toll processors in the United States. For 62 years, Delta Petroleum has provided blending, filling, packaging, drumming, warehousing, distribution...

2008-10-05 09:00:17

DARE COUNTY | The annual OBX Marathon, Half-Marathon and Fun Run are scheduled for Nov. 9 with pre-race activities on Nov. 7 and 8 . The races are run on certified point-to-point courses and provide an opportunity for participants hoping to quality for the Boston Marathon. Registration is open and costs $80 for the half-marathon and $95 for the marathon. Volunteers are needed to help with activities and will receive a crew T-shirt and more. Go to www.obxmarathon.com for job...

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...

2008-09-28 12:00:33

DARE COUNTY | A ribbon-cutting and open house will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Dare County Substance Abuse Center at 2808 S. Croatan Hwy. in Nags Head. New Horizons, the program offered at the facility, is a Dare County initiative that gives individual assessments, group counseling and family education to residents experiencing substance abuse problems. Walk-ins are accepted, or call (252) 441-2324 to schedule an appointment. Currituck County League of voters offers...

2008-09-25 09:00:30

By JEFF HAMPTON By Jeff Hampton The Virginian-Pilot swan beach Plans have resurfaced for a commercial development, including a 50-room inn, on the northern Currituck Outer Banks where wild horses roam. Residents in Currituck's four-wheel drive area have begun mustering opposition, as they did four years ago, when the project was withdrawn. Developer Gerald Friedman of Norfolk wants the Currituck County Board of Commissioners to amend the development ordinance to allow "off road...

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...

2008-08-29 09:00:37

CURRITUCK COUNTY | Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge will hold Open Road Days from 7 a.m. to sunset Saturday and Sunday, allowing the public to drive roads normally closed to vehicular traffic around impoundments at the end of Mackay Island Road. Other activities may include hiking, bicycling, fishing, wildlife observation and photography. The open roads area is 6.2 miles south of the North Carolina state line on N.C. 615 and marked by a large refuge sign. Currituck County...

2008-08-29 09:00:37

PLAN TO SPEND THE DAY at Corolla's Currituck Heritage Park, where there's something for the whole family. History buffs should enjoy touring the historic Whalehead Club, a magnificent, refurbished soundside mansion built in the 1920s. The park also is home to the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, which went into operation in 1875. It's the northernmost lighthouse on the Outer Banks, and it's open for tours. You can climb 214 steps to the top for a panoramic view of land and sea. For curious...

2008-08-24 09:00:35

CAMDEN COUNTY | The UNC Institute for the Environment will present the results of a feasibility study for a green industrial park in northern Camden County at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Camden Middle School auditorium. Doors will open and refreshments will be served at 5 p.m. The school is at 248 Scotland Road. The presentation is open to the public. Bertie County Mature patrons TO meet on tuesday The August Mature Patrons' Program will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Sallie Harrell...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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