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2013-02-23 23:03:06

Wrightsville Beach Biathlon seeks best Runners and Stand Up Paddleboarders for Masonboro Trophy competition benefiting SUP Cleanup. Wrightsville Beach, N.C. (PRWEB) February 23, 2013 Four miles running the surf. Four miles stand up paddleboarding the sound. Relay team time to beat: 1 hour, 13 minutes 40 seconds. Jason St. Clair, event chairman, today announced call for entries to find the fastest Run/SUP relay teams in the nation for the 2013 Wrightsville Beach Biathlon. This year's race is...

2013-02-11 23:00:32

Bruce A. Hamilton elected to the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Association of Self-Insurers Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) February 11, 2013 Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham, LLP (TCDG) is proud to announce that partner Bruce A. Hamilton has been elected to the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Association of Self-Insurers. Mr. Hamilton graduated from Tulane University with a Bachelor of Science degree, and received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School...

2013-02-06 23:03:39

Rodney McNabb, the President of Champion Realty is pleased to announce the opening of a new branch office in South Brunswick County, NC, serving the Brunswick Islands and surrounding areas. This full service office offers residential sales, leasing and property management services. Sunset Beach, NC (PRWEB) February 06, 2013 Champion Realty Opens Office in S. Brunswick County Rodney McNabb, the President of Champion Realty is pleased to announce the opening of a new branch office in South...

2013-01-24 23:02:56

Expert Express is supporting Warmth for Wake again this year by providing free heaters and heating repair to residents of Wake County who cannot afford to keep their homes heated. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) January 24, 2013 Every winter Expert Express Heating and Plumbing makes a donation to Warmth for Wake of Wake County, NC. Warmth for Wake is a seasonal energy assistance outreach program that provides fuel to low-income residents during the cold winter months. It is funded entirely by...


Latest Geography of North Carolina Reference Libraries

Banker Horse
2014-04-02 11:37:32

The banker horse is a breed of feral horse that can be found in the Outer Banks area of North Carolina. This breed is a descendant of the Spanish horse and the foundation stock is thought to have been brought to the America’s during the 16th century. It is thought that these horses may have become feral after surviving shipwrecks or after being abandoned during exploration or settlement expeditions. Although these horses roam free, they are not true wild horses because they are descended...

Neuse River waterdog, Necturus lewisi
2014-02-06 09:16:52

The Neuse River waterdog (Necturus Lewisi) is a species of mudpuppy. A member of the Proteidae family, this aquatic salamander is native to North Carolina. The species is found only in the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico Rivers. During the daytime the Neuse River waterdog can be found in the backwaters, off the main current of the rivers. They prefer rich and sandy or muddy areas. Retreats are commonly built during this time. Using its snout as a shovel, the salamander will arrange sand and gravel...

Pisgah National Forest
2014-01-20 10:02:04

Pisgah National Forest is located in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina. It’s administered by the United States Forest Service, part of the United States Department of Agriculture. The forest is entirely contained within the boundaries of North Carolina. It is managed together with the other 3 North Carolina National Forests, Nantahala, Croatan, and Uwharrie, from common headquarters that are located in Asheville, North Carolina. The local ranger district offices can be...

Nantahala National Forest
2013-11-21 13:00:00

Nantahala National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in North Carolina. The forest holds 531,270 acres of land and water that is divided into three ranger districts known as The Cheoah Ranger District, the Nantahala Ranger District, and the Tusquitee Ranger District, all of which were named with words from the Cherokee language. The national forest itself was given the name Nantahala, which means "Land of the Noonday Sun" in Cherokee. The Cheoah Ranger District of...

Croatan National Forest
2013-10-14 10:49:56

Croatan National Forest is located in the state of North Carolina in the United States and is managed by the United States Forest Service. This national forest holds 159,885 acres of coastal lands and is bordered by the Bogue Sound, White Oak River, and the Neuse River on three of its sides. It is located near the cities of Morehead City and New Bern. This forest is managed alongside three other national forests, including Pisgah and Uwharrie national forests. It holds four designated...

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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'