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for The State Vol. 34 Issue 10, Oct 1966
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Charles A. Beard, noted historian, has returned to North Carolina to continue his work. The Beard family originated in New Garden, N.C. and the successive five generations lived in the small town before migrating to southern Indiana. Charles has penned 25 history books and has written for newspapers as he continues his career in Tryon, where he purchased land.
North Carolina has worked hard to keep its rivers clean. Earle C. Hubbard, director of the Division of Stream Sanitation and Hydrology talks about the cleanliness of local water. Hubbard noted that a majority of the streams are classified as pure or clean enough to require minimal chemical changes for everyday use. The abundant water resources in the 16 river basins of North Carolina require constant attention to prevent polluters from damaging the water.
The Oak Island lighthouse is a manned tower along the Cape Fear River. The lighthouse, located at the Frying Pan Shoals, is managed by coast guardsmen who keep the lighthouse working to protect incoming ships. This particular lighthouse is one of the few left in service in Beaufort County. The other lighthouses have either fallen into disservice or are obsolete.
In an effort to improve stream sanitation and hydrology, the General Assembly of North Carolina created the State Stream Sanitation Committee. Established in 1951 and directed by Earle C. Hubbard, the committee is focusing on water quality, stream classifications, and waste water treatment.