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The battleship North Carolina has had a WWII rubber relief map on loan since 1967. After noticeable deterioration of the rubber, battleship staff commissioned East Carolina University's Program in Maritime Studies, which has a conservator on staff. The map was treated over a six month period and placed in an oxygen-free environment to slow deterioration.
In honor of the battleship's 70th birthday, former crew members who served onboard in the 1940s returned for a celebration. The occasion also marked the 50th anniversary of the battleship arriving in Wilmington.
Steve and Linda Lane purchased a modest one story home in Edenton believing it was an early 1900 design. During renovation carpenters uncovered hallmarks of a much earlier construction date which prompted the owners to call the Historic Preservation Office. Upon further examination by experts, it was determined that elements of the construction date the Edenton home to pre-1750, a significant discovery.