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NCDOT works to save Roanoke Island roadside live oak

The Outer Banks Voice - 14 Feb 2018
N.C. Department of Transportation Roadside Environmental crews on Wednesday took an important first step to save a large, historic live oak tree on Roanoke Island which fell over and was critically damaged by severe winter weather last month. The live ...
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Land deal aimed at preserving forest, future of 'Lost Colony'

The Outer Banks Voice - 20 Feb 2018
A partnership between the Conservation Fund and Roanoke Island Historical Association aims to help preserve the historic and natural landscape surrounding the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and support the future of “The Lost Colony” outdoor drama ...
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Aquarium aims to provide Ton of Love to food pantry

The Outer Banks Voice - 31 Jan 2018
The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island invites everyone to join in donating to the Ton of Love Food Drive through Feb. 14. This annual drive helps the Roanoke Island Food Pantry provide food for families in need. The Aquarium's goal is to ...
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Henry F. Lewis: From slave to respected chef

Midland Daily News - 24 Feb 2018
Corporal Henry F. Lewis was honorably discharged from the army on 29 September 1865 at Roanoke Island, North Carolina. He returned to Racine, Wisconsin to visit his friends and again found employment as a cook and porter in a local hotel. While living ...
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UVa nurse planning third aid trip to Puerto Rico

Roanoke Times - 20 Feb 2018
CHARLOTTESVILLE — As soon as Elizabeth Alvarez returned to Charlottesville from Patillas, Puerto Rico, she began thinking about a way to offer more help to her family's hometown. After Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico in September, it took Alvarez ...
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New OBX bridge named after leader of black lifesaving service unit

Virginian-Pilot - 19 Feb 2018
A bridge on N.C. 12 will be named for the leader of a famed Outer Banks rescue team . Richard C. Etheridge fought with the 36th U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War before returning home to Roanoke Island and living in the Freedmen's Colony, where ...
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WARREN,, Mabbot Perkins

Roanoke Times - 23 Feb 2018
Survivors include her daughter, Robin Ridout Borkowski of Tybee Island, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, William David Ridout Jr. and Connie of Fairlawn; stepsons, Robert A. Sarofeen and Nike of Chesterfield, and George F. Sarofeen and David Ferguson of ...
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Seychelles swaps debt for groundbreaking marine protection

Roanoke Times - 22 Feb 2018
CURIEUSE ISLAND, Seychelles (AP) — With deep blue waters, white sand beaches and rich marine life, the tiny island nation of the Seychelles is announcing a pioneering marine conservation plan as part of a debt swap deal with creditors. In an agreement ...
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10 lesser-known Black History Month sites across America

CNN - 08 Feb 2018
Roanoke Island, near the North Carolina mainland coast, became a Union-occupied territory during the Civil War in 1862 and subsequently a safe haven for slaves searching for freedom. Considered "contraband" of war and thereby granted freedman status ...
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Protesters ousted from sacred site where Elvis filmed movie

Roanoke Times - 22 Feb 2018
The Garden Island sheriffs with the Hawaii Department of Public Safety clear the roadway for the van transporting at least one person arrested at Coco Palms hotel in a raid in in Wailua on the island of Kauai in Hawaii, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. State ...
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Event, Painting to Honor Black Lifesavers

Coastal Review Online - 15 Feb 2018
Darrell Collins, left, Linda Molloy, “Keeper James” Charlet and Joan Collins pose at the North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island next to James Melvin's previous Pea Island paintings. Photo: John Havel. MANTEO — A painting honoring Capt. Richard ...
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today in history

Roanoke Times - 08 Feb 2018
In 1862, the Civil War Battle of Roanoke Island, North Carolina, ended in victory for Union forces led by Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside. In 1910, the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated. In 1922, President Warren G. Harding had a radio installed in the ...
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Election season officially opens as filing gets under way

The Outer Banks Voice - 12 Feb 2018
Up for election on the Dare Board of Commissioners are an at-large seat held by Jack Shea, a District 2 seat held by Rob Ross representing Nags Head, Colington and Kill Devil Hills, and a District 1 seat held by Jim Tobin representing Roanoke Island ...
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This Day in History: Feb. 8

Baltimore Sun - 08 Feb 2018
1862: The Civil War Battle of Roanoke Island, North Carolina, ended in victory for Union forces led by Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside. 1910: The Boy Scouts of America was incorporated. 1915: D.W. Griffith's groundbreaking as well as controversial silent ...
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10 Great Reasons to Move to North Carolina

Winston-Salem Journal - 20 Feb 2018
Present-day Roanoke Island in the Outer Banks of North Carolina became the first English settlement in the New World in 1587, and people are still flocking to the state to this day. With an estimated 10 million residents, North Carolina is the nation's ...

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