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34597
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Ben Royal was the doctor responsible for Morehead City’s first hospital. A local resident, Royal attended the University of North Carolina and returned to Morehead City in 1910, where he established the 8-bed hospital two years later. Dr. Royal and his assistant, Edith Broadway, were the only two hospital staff for the first decade of its service. In 1918, Royal again opened a larger 28-bed hospital in Morehead City to meet growing demands. As the hospital served residents located throughout the Outer Banks, the larger hospital had an associated pier to assist in transport. During the Second World War, over 300 victims were treated by Royal and his staff.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 15 Issue 1, Summer 1999, p8-10, il, por
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34598
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While a Methodist chapel pre-dated the establishment of Morehead City, it was razed during the Civil War. The first Methodist Episcopal Church was built in 1884 to replace the chapel. Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, the congregation grew and required further infrastructure including a meeting room, kitchen, and classrooms. In 1960, the educational building was again expanded with the addition of a new wing. The congregation celebrated its 200th anniversary in January 1998 and continues to thrive in Morehead City.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 15 Issue 1, Summer 1999, p10-12, il
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34596
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John Roberts was elected to the North Carolina House of Commons in 1804 where he served until 1816. During this career, Roberts was a commissioned Lieutenant Colonel during 1813-1814 following the War of 1812 and worked as an assistant paymaster. He was elected to State Senate in 1816, however his term was short lived. In the winter of 1816, Roberts was accused of forgery and fraud relating to his work as a paymaster. While Roberts was eventually acquitted, the trial persisted until 1823. Roberts died shortly after he was found not guilty.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 15 Issue 1, Summer 1999, p6-7, il, por
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34599
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A photograph depicting a large vessel in port at Morehead City was discovered in the Carteret County Historical Society Archives. The vessel was identified as TAMPA class United States Coast Guard Cutter MODOC (WPG-46). Built in 1921 and kept in the port of Wilmington, MODOC served as a gunboat during World War II, on patrol in the Atlantic. On 24 May, 1941, MODOC witnessed the British attack the German battleship BISMARCK. MODOC continued to serve through the war and was decommissioned in 1947.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 15 Issue 1, Summer 1999, p13-14, il
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34600
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Following the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, Ethel Phillips traveled west to work at the Los Angeles Times covering the war. In 1943, Phillips joined the Marine Corps as an office administrator. This article details some of her experiences during the war and her eventual residency in Carteret County.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 15 Issue 1, Summer 1999, p14-16, il, por
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34601
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This short article contains the transcription of a letter held in the Carteret County Historical Society archives. The letter is from a Raleigh official who asks for an increase in fish for the Governor and an unknown Asylum.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 15 Issue 1, Summer 1999, p26