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for Carolina Country Vol. 15 Issue 6, June 1983
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Many North Carolinians are concerned that proposals for granting offshore oil-drilling leases could lead to oil spills. During World War Two, oil spills along North Carolina’s shoreline were common since oil tankers were main targets by the German Navy U-boats. In the process, many tankers sank, leaving grave markers along the coast.
The ironclad warship U.S.S. Monitor sank off the North Carolina coast in 1862 while being towed to Beaufort for an attack on Wilmington. In 1973, researchers located the Monitor shipwreck southeast of Cape Hatteras. Follow-up expeditions resulted in the designation of the Monitor shipwreck as the nation’s first national marine sanctuary.
A new report on poverty from the North Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Development found that nearly one in every five North Carolinians lives at or below the poverty level. The poverty rate is becoming worse due to a combination of factors, including the rise of divorce and separation, compounded by an economic recession and huge federal budget cutbacks.