Yearly Archives: 2020

Fishing to improve? Tug sunk as reef!

MOREHEAD CITY –The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Artificial Reef Program — in partnership with the Oregon Inlet Artificial Reef Committee – sank the first of three tugboats off the coast of Pea Island on Monday. The towing vessel American is the first addition to Artificial Reef 165, a new site about seven miles south of the Oregon Inlet sea buoy off Dare County. This tug is part a project to place three vessels and 7,000 tons of concrete pipe on the reef that was organized by the Oregon Inlet Artificial Reef Committee. Funded by a Coastal Recreational Fishing License grant and a large…

Oxygen comes in handy at 35,000 feet

Reporter’s ‘experiment’ of going solo lasts only 20 minutes By Gordon Allison, Jr. | Technical Engineer Editor’s Note: Last week in Part One, we examined oxygen for treating sleep apnea.  Here, we look into using oxygen concentrators for airline travel. Next week, we explore the need for oxygen as people grow older. When we moved to Colorado in the late 1980s, my hemoglobin rose as we acclimated to high altitude.  Adult males at altitudes of 1,000 feet or less have a hemoglobin level of approximately 13 to 16.5 grams/deciLiter (gm/dL).  When you live at high altitudes such as 5,000 feet above m…

Two arrests made in Carteret & Craven stolen property cases

On 01/25/2019, Carteret County Deputies arrested Brandon Overton, 33, of Eden, NC and John Aguon, 29, of 305 Ronnie Rd, Beaufort for their rolls involving stolen ATV”s and trailers from Carteret and Craven County. Deputies received information that two stolen four-wheelers were going to be transported via an enclosed truck from Craven County to Down East Carteret County. Deputies later observed the truck and followed it to McGee’s storage on Harkers Island Road. The suspects were confronted where Aguon was taken into custody while Overton fled on foot. Overton was taken into custody the…