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The lionfish has venomous spines. It eats everything. It reproduces at a staggering rate, and it has few known predators. Spotted off the North Carolina Coast in August 2000, it is the first marine invasive fish to have established itself in Atlantic waters. Maurer describes attempts to kill as many lionfish as possible using scuba divers in North Carolina waters.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 78 Issue 4, Sept 2010, p152-154, 156, 158, il Periodical Website
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24048
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Kemp Burdette is a riverkeeper for the Cape Fear River, one of the most important natural resources in North Carolina. Burdette's job is to protect the river from short term--often destructive thinking--and ensure that it will last for the generations to come.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 83 Issue 4, September 2015, p142-144, il, por Periodical Website
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Wilmington-based Vertex Railcar Corp. recently partnered with China Southern Railway in a venture that will provide much-needed economic development impact. Vertex CEO, Don Croteau discusses his background and his goals for the partnership.
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Author Wiley Cash talks about his novels and his experience as a writer, including reading reviews on his books and a movie being made based on one of his books.
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25504
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During World War 11, Camp Montford Point in Jacksonville served as the segregated training camp for the first African-American Marines. The Marine Corps was the last branch of the military to accept African-Americans. The Montford Camp Marines broke down racial barriers for future African-American recruits.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 83 Issue 6, November 2015, p32-35, il, por, map Periodical Website
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27525
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Mustafa Somar relocated from Istanbul to open Sherefe, a Mediterranean restaurant in historic downtown Fayetteville. Sherefe is named after the Turkish word for cheers, and known for its quality meats and soups. But much of its success has come from hospitality and personable atmosphere.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 84 Issue 9, February 2017, p42-45, il, por Periodical Website
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27673
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New Bern, the colonial capital of North Carolina, has a rich history that attracts tourists, businesses, and new residents alike.
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27686
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Wilmington-based startup, Next Glass acquired rights to the California-based app called Untappd in 2016. Untappd uses science and algorithms to provide wine and beer recommendations to users based on their logged taste preferences. After the merge, the company revealed a new product, Untappd for Business, which allows brewers and bars access to the app’s users for promotional purposes.
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The history behind the 1934 Great Fire that destroyed the north end of Wrightsville Beach is told. The fire destroyed more than 100 buildings and caused more than a million dollars’ worth of damage. Stories from historians, descendants of those who lived through the event, and former residents tell of the damage and destruction.
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28475
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One companies desire to help military veterans own more of their own companies is detailed. The talent pool of military veterans is deep, and Bunker Labs is offering a program for veterans interested in being entrepreneurs. The nonprofit supported 48 businesses in North Carolina in 2016 and is looking to impact the unemployment rate among veterans through education and mentorship.
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28481
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Towns like Fair Bluff in Columbus County, NC were so badly damaged by Hurricane Matthew, their leaders wonder if it’s better to start over somewhere else. The impact the hurricane has had on businesses in Fair Bluff is detailed. The town was struggling before the storm and while business is slowly picking up, many business owners are considering not reopening and moving elsewhere.
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28544
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The father of commercial blueberry farming in North Carolina is Harold Graham Huntington. In 1928 before his arrival to NC, blueberries only grew in the wild. By 1939, his Pender County blueberry farm was the largest in the world. Huntington is also responsible for the strains of blueberries which grow best in the state today. Huntington’s history of farming and his involvement in the blueberry industry are detailed.
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28549
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Eight concrete towers were built on Topsail Island in the 1940s as part of Operation Bumblebee. The operation’s goal was to test the ramjet engine in a more isolated area so they could measure the flight path. From the towers, the rocket’s performance was measured. The towers are still present on the island with some having been turned in vacation homes and others left vacant since the 1940s.
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Powerboat sales have increased, with more boats, engines and trailers sold in North Carolina than all but five other states. With this rise in sales, marine owners and operators are investing more in upgrades and exansions.
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Live Oak Bank, based in Wilmington, North Carolina, is a nontraditional bank that has no branches, no tellers or ATMs. Instead, the bank focuses almost entirely on United States Small Business Administration (SBA) loans. Neil Underwood discusses how Live Oak has used software and technology to become successful.
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