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2012-03-07 08:15:23

NOAA´s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries has released forensic reconstructions of the faces of two USS Monitor crew members. Officials dedicated a plaque in memory of the Monitor crew and unveiled the reconstructions to the public during a ceremony in Washington on Tuesday. The ceremony was sponsored by the United States Navy Memorial Foundation. When the gun turret of the Monitor was raised from the ocean in 2002, the skeletal remains of these two sailors were found within....

2010-07-20 13:41:00

NEW BERN, N.C., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Hatteras Yachts, a unit of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), today announced that it will consolidate production of both its Hatteras Yacht and CABO Yacht brands at its facility in New Bern, N.C. CABO Yachts are currently made in a plant in Adelanto, Calif., which will be closed by the end of the year as that production is phased down and migrated to the New Bern facility. "Bringing our brands under one physical roof will allow us to fully leverage...

2009-09-10 09:55:00

A NOAA-led research mission has located and identified the final resting place of the YP-389, a U.S. Navy patrol boat sunk approximately 20 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras, NC, by a German submarine during World War II. Six sailors died in the attack on June 19, 1942. There were 18 survivors. The wreck is located in about 300 feet of water in a region off North Carolina known as the "Graveyard of the Atlantic," home to U.S. and British naval vessels, merchant ships, and German U-boats...

2009-08-08 14:04:42

A three-week expedition off North Carolina will assess the condition of shipwrecks from World War II, a marine preservationist said. Of special interest are ships sunk in 1942, including U.S. ships, German U-boats merchant ships and British naval ships, said David W. Alberg, expedition leader and superintendent of the USS Monitor National Marine Sanctuary. This expedition will help us better understand and document this often lost chapter of America's maritime history and its significance to...

2009-08-07 15:50:00

NOAA will participate in a private research expedition to study marine life living on and around the wreck of the USS Monitor. The August 2-8 expedition is the first in the history of Monitor National Marine Sanctuary devoted specifically to understanding how the wreck contributes to the health of underwater creatures and plants living in sanctuary waters.Using non-invasive techniques, divers will conduct an inventory of various species of fish, crustaceans, mollusks, jellyfish, corals, and...

2008-11-13 00:00:11

Wildlife authorities say reports that a manatee spotted swimming off the coast of Manteo, N.C., was found dead are "pretty much misinformation." Nicole Adimey, a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Jacksonville, Fla., said the manatee, one of three recently spotted in North Carolina waters, has not been seen alive or dead since Nov. 2, despite reports that its corpse was found Sunday. Manteo dock master Carl Jordan had said Tuesday he had been told the manatee was found...

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...

2008-09-28 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...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.