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Burke County, North Carolina

Burke County is a county located in the U. S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 90,912, its county seat is Morganton. Burke County is NC Metropolitan Statistical Area; the first European settlement in the interior of North Carolina was made by a Spanish expedition in 1567, when they built Fort San Juan at the large Mississippian culture Native American chiefdom of Joara. Present-day Morganton developed at this site; the Spanish renamed the settlement Cuenca. The following year the Indians killed nearly all the Spanish garrisoned at this and five other interior forts, burned Fort San Juan, it was two centuries. Indigenous peoples inhabited the interior as well as the coastal areas for thousands of years. Native Americans of the Mississippian culture inhabited the county long before Europeans arrived in the New World; the largest Mound Builder settlement was at Joara, a 12-acre site and regional chiefdom near present-day Morganton. It was the center of the largest Native American settlement in North Carolina, dating from about 1000 AD and expanding into the next centuries.

In 1567, a Spanish expedition arrived and built Fort San Juan, claiming the area for the colony of Spanish Florida. They had been sent by the governor at Santa Elena in South Carolina. Captain Juan Pardo, leader of the expedition, left about 30 soldiers at the fort while continuing his exploration. In the spring of 1568 the Indians attacked the fort, burning the fort. Indians killed the garrisons at five other Spanish forts in the interior. Introduction of European diseases caused high fatalities among the Mississippians, takeover of survivors by larger tribes led to Native American abandonment of the area. Two hundred years passed before the next Europeans: English, Scots-Irish and German colonists, attempted to settle here again. In 1777, Burke County was formed from Rowan County, it was named for Thomas Burke serving as a delegate to the Continental Congress. He was elected as Governor of North Carolina, serving from 1781 to 1782; the western Piedmont was settled by many Scots-Irish and German immigrants in the mid-to-late 18th century.

They were yeoman farmers and fiercely independent. As population increased, the county was divided to form other jurisdictions. In 1791, parts of Burke County and Rutherford County were combined to form Buncombe County. In 1833, parts of Burke and Buncombe counties were combined to form Yancey County. In 1841, parts of Burke and Wilkes counties were combined to form Caldwell County. In 1842 additional parts of Burke and Rutherford counties were combined to form McDowell County. In 1861, parts of Burke, Caldwell, McDowell and Yancey counties were combined to form Mitchell County; the Burke County Regiment participated in the Battle of Kings Mountain, which pitted Appalachian frontiersmen against the Loyalist forces of the British commander Ferguson at Kings Mountain, SC in the American Revolution. Rather than waiting for Ferguson to invade their territory, militiamen throughout the Blue Ridge crossed over the mountains and thus were called the Over Mountain Men. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 515 square miles, of which 507 square miles is land and 8.0 square miles is water.

The county contains portions of two lakes: Lake James along its western border with McDowell County and Lake Rhodhiss along its northeastern border with Caldwell County. Table Rock, a prominent peak in the county in the east rim of Linville Gorge, part of Pisgah National Forest, has been described as "the most visible symbol in the region". Blue Ridge Parkway Pisgah National Forest As of the census of 2000, there were 89,148 people, 34,528 households, 24,342 families residing in the county; the population density was 176 people per square mile. There were 37,427 housing units at an average density of 74 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 86.01% White, 6.71% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 3.48% Asian, 0.21% Pacific Islander, 2.17% from other races, 1.11% from two or more races. 3.57 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 34,528 households out of which 31.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.90% were married couples living together, 11.00% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.50% were non-families.

25.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.90% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.94. In the county, the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 29.60% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, 13.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.70 males. The median income for a household in the county was $35,629, the median income for a family was $42,114. Males had a median income of $27,591 versus $21,993 for females; the per capita income for the county was $17,397. About 8.00% of families and 10.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.60% of those under age 18 and 12.50% of those age 65 or over. Morganton Icard Salem Jonas Ridge Linville Falls Petersburg Burke is a Republican county in Presidential elections; the last Democrat to carry the county was Jimmy Carter in 1976, Lyndon Johnson, twelve years is the only other one to do so since World War II.

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Dover Motorsports

Dover Motorsports, Inc. is a company that owned several auto racing circuits in the United States. The company is based in Dover, United States, the home of its flagship track Dover International Speedway, a 1 mile concrete oval with a seating capacity of 95,500 that opened in 1969; the company owned the Dover Downs harness racing track adjacent to the Dover speedway. Dover Motorsports operated Nashville Superspeedway, a 1.333 mile concrete oval track in Lebanon and Gateway International Raceway, a 1.25 mile egg-shaped asphalt oval track in Madison, Illinois, in addition to its flagship one-mile concrete oval track. Dover Motorsports owned Memphis Motorsports Park, a 0.75 mile tri-oval asphalt short track in Millington, but closed the track in October 2009 to competition and was sold to Palm Beach International Raceway after sitting unused for over a year. In 2011, Dover Motorsports announced that it will not sanction NASCAR events at Gateway International Raceway, Nashville Superspeedway will no longer host NASCAR races starting in 2012.

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Dom Sicily

Dominic Michael Merendino-Sarich, better known by his stage name Dom Sicily, is an American record producer, disc jockey from Seattle, Washington. He is of Croatian descent. Dom Sicily started off as a DJ when he was in sixth grade before he became a producer/rapper, he went on a field trip to a music exhibit when he was in the sixth grade that specialized in Hip hop history, after the trip he fell in love with the history of hip hop. He became obsessed with his turntables and believed that he was Q from Juice in a past life. Sicily wanted to create the music that he was hearing, he started off using Fruity Loops, GarageBand, the MCP2000XL. Dom Sicily's first album release was his collaboration with Seattle rapper LA entitled "Gravity" that released in April 2010. A year Dom Sicily released his first instrumental album "Cheap Heat" in 2011 that gained the attention of Mello Music Group. After the release of "Cheap Heat", he signed a developmental deal with Mello Music Group and re-released "Cheap Heat" under their banner in 2012.

In 2013, he released his debut album "33 and a Third" which featured guest appearances from Black Milk, One Be Lo, Kenn Starr, more. On September 9, 2014, Dom Sicily released his sophomore album entitled "Deja Vu" through Redefinition Records which featured Roc Marciano, Blu, El Da Sensei and others. In the summer of 2015, Dom Sicily released his second instrumental album "D-1000". On April 29, 2016, Dom Sicily released a limited edition 7" vinyl for his EP "The Guide" through F5 Records. In August, he changed his stage name from Def Dee to Dom Sicily. 33 and a Third Deja Vu The Guide Cheap Heat D-1000 Take That Jesus Piece Remixes Gravity Zula Delta EP "Concrete Waves" Official website Dom Sicily on SoundCloud

List of Ferris wheels

List of Ferris wheels whose construction has been completed and which have opened to the public. Fixed Ferris wheels are intended for permanent installation, as opposed to transportable wheels which are designed to be operated at multiple locations. However, fixed wheels are sometimes dismantled and relocated. Larger examples include the original Ferris Wheel, which operated at two sites in Chicago, a third in St. Louis, Missouri. Transportable Ferris wheels are designed to be operated at multiple locations, as opposed to fixed wheels which are intended for permanent installation. Small transportable designs may be permanently mounted on trailers, can be moved intact. Larger transportable wheels are designed to be dismantled and rebuilt, some using water ballast instead of the permanent foundations of their fixed counterparts. Http://

DreDDup (album)

DreDDup is the fourth official album of Serbian industrial group dreDDup. It was recorded during the period 2008-2010 in DURU studio. Band tried to do something different and changed their sound do massacre crossover abandoning the original sound; this is the first album with the new line-up. This album tells a story about dark diary, it was self-titled because the band wanted to complete the story with this release and finish with studio recordings. The artwork was created by the partist Bojana 91 Design team, it presented the visual explanation of the entire music in the album. This album concluded some guest musicians such as Roko of f. O. F, Bojan from KOH, Laura from Talbot's Curse and Bajs from Kleimor; the complete production and studio mastering/mixing was done by miKKa. Album was released for dPulse Recordings in February 2011. Here is the album manifest taken from dreDDup website: "Welcome to the world of inner pain and dreDDup. We will bring your desires back to life. We will taste your eyes.

We will feel emotions for you. You will never be alone. You will never be alone; this is the last one of the unicorns. The darkest one. A child of forgotten dreams and spaces we lost, it is the tunnel for the other side. The forgotten boy from the Neverland; the abandoned girl from the forest. We will drive your soul. We will drill your eyes. Unlock your new taste and let you know about a strange dark presence. You will feel nothing in the end. You will have no emotions. You will open yourselves and wonder: “Where is the garden of dead friends? Anybody alive?”." People are Dead – 1:03 Set Me on Fire – 5:33 oNe is Alive – 5:17 Animal Takes Over – 4:12 When Dead Come Home – 6:15 Dirt – 6:35 God of FM Stereo – 5:06 Mr Fooz – 2:35 Wheels – 3:49 Inject the Poison – 4:00 Garden of Dead Friends – 5:32 Undo Yourself – 3:58 Machine – 3:36 Videotape – 2:43 Heartbeat Away – 5:01 Footfalls – 4:04 Mihajlo Obrenov. ID=10485 Horvat, Vladimir. Svecko, a naše, Terapija

4th and 26

4th and 26 was an American football play on Sunday, January 11, 2004, during the National Football League's 2003–04 playoffs. The play occurred during the fourth quarter of a divisional playoff game between the visiting Green Bay Packers and the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; the NFC East champion and top-seeded Eagles were coming off an opening round bye while the fourth-seeded, NFC North champion Packers were the visiting team, coming off an overtime win over the Seattle Seahawks. Midway through the first quarter, Packers linebacker Nick Barnett recovered a fumble from Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb on the Eagles 40-yard line, Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Robert Ferguson on the next play. James Thrash returned the ensuing kickoff 36 yards to the 44-yard line. McNabb made up for his mistake with a 41-yard run to the Packers 15, but the drive stalled at the 14-yard line and ended with no points when David Akers missed a 30-yard field goal attempt.

After the missed field goal, Ahman Green rushed three times for 31 yards before Favre threw his second touchdown pass to Ferguson, giving the Packers a 14–0 lead with 1:16 left in the first quarter. In the second quarter, McNabb led the Eagles on a scoring drive, completing five consecutive passes for 77 yards, including a 45-yard pass to Todd Pinkston. On the last play, his 7-yard touchdown pass to Duce Staley cut it to 14–7. Green Bay took the kickoff and drove 67 yards to the Eagles 1-yard line, featuring a 33-yard run by Green, but on fourth down, Green tripped on guard Mike Wahle's leg and was tackled for no gain; the Packers turned the ball over on downs. Late in the third quarter, the Eagles drove 88 yards in 8 plays to tie the game, despite two 10-yard penalties against them on the drive. McNabb was responsible for all of the yards on the drive, rushing for 37 yards and completing four passes for 72, including a 12-yard touchdown pass to Pinkston that tied the game at 14 on the first play of the fourth quarter.

Antonio Chatman's 10-yard punt return gave the Packers great field position on their own 49-yard line. On the next play, Favre threw a 44-yard completion to Javon Walker. Philadelphia's defense kept Green Bay out of the end zone, but Ryan Longwell kicked a 21-yard field goal to give them a 17–14 lead; the drive started with a 22-yard run by Duce Staley, but on the next play, McNabb threw for an incomplete pass. Subsequently, on second down the Eagles were penalized 5 yards for a false start. On the ensuing play, a sack pushed the Eagles back to their own 26 yard line, on third down McNabb threw another incompletion; the Eagles, faced with a fourth down and 26 yards, needed to convert for a first down, with only 1:12 remaining and no timeouts available. The pass completed to Freddie Mitchell was completed for 28 yards. On fourth down, the play called for a slant route to wide receiver Freddie Mitchell. McNabb threw a perfect strike to Mitchell deep into the Packers' secondary; the Packers' coverage, a Cover 2 package, broke down and was criticized by broadcaster Cris Collinsworth.

Linebacker Nick Barnett, responsible for shallow coverage of Mitchell, bit on the tight end. Inexplicably, Darren Sharper, responsible for deep coverage of Mitchell, played past the first down marker positioning himself for an interception rather than preventing any catch in front of the marker; the only player, close to making a play, Packers' safety Bhawoh Jue, was playing the sidelines as is customary in Cover 2 defense and was too late to prevent a catch or first down. Mitchell completed a leaping reception and was brought down at the Packers 46, giving the Eagles a first down. Broadcaster Joe Buck criticized the spot of the ball, as it appeared from the broadcast that Mitchell crossed the line to gain but the officials gave him some extra yards. After another first down on a McNabb run, David Akers' made a game-tying, 37-yard field goal, which sent the game into overtime. In the extra period, Eagles safety Brian Dawkins intercepted an errant Brett Favre pass and returned it 35 yards; this set up Akers for a game-winning field goal attempt.

Akers made. The Eagles' win advanced them to the NFC Championship game, which they lost to the Carolina Panthers, 14–3, ending their season; the Packers and Eagles met during the 2004 regular season game in Philadelphia, in which the Packers had won six straight games and the Eagles started the season 11–1. The Packers hoped to gain revenge from their heartbreaking playoff loss, but the Eagles dominated this game, winning 47–17. McNabb recorded a franchise record 464 passing yards in the game. Both teams returned to the playoffs; the Packers lost in the Wild Card round to the Minnesota Vikings, while the Eagles advanced to Super Bowl XXXIX, their first Super Bowl appearance in 24 years, but lost to the New England Patriots. Prior to a 2016 meeting in Philadelphia, the Eagles' scoreboard operator posted "4th and 26" as the down and distance to remind the Packers and their fans of that play; however the Packers went on to win this game, 27–13. Referee: Ed Hochuli Umpire: Steve Wilson Head Linesman: Mark Hittner Line Judge: Mark Perlman Field Judge: Tom Sifferman Side Judge: Bill Vinovich Back Judge: Bill Schmitz Philly Special Miracle at the Meadowlands Miracle at the New Meadowlands Miracle in Motown The 4th-and-26 Game: Philly's fox 29 10 o'clock news recap ofGame on YouTube