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Georgetown County, South Carolina

Georgetown County is a county located in the U. S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 60,158, its county seat is Georgetown. The county was founded in 1769, it is named for George III of the United Kingdom. Georgetown County comprises the Georgetown, SC Micropolitan Statistical Area, included in the Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC-NC Combined Statistical Area. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,035 square miles, of which 814 square miles is land and 221 square miles is water. Georgetown County has several rivers, including the Great Pee Dee River, the Waccamaw River, Black River, Sampit River, all of which flow into Winyah Bay; the Santee River, which forms the southern boundary of the county, empties directly into the Atlantic. The Intracoastal Waterway crosses Winyah Bay; the rivers and the bay have had a decisive effect on human development of the area as the city of Georgetown has an excellent seaport and harbor. Georgetown County is a diverse county with four distinct areas: 1.

The Atlantic coastline called Waccamaw Neck, including the communities of Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island and DeBordieu, is part of "The Grand Strand", which includes Myrtle Beach to the north. The Georgetown County part of the Grand Strand used to be rural, but is exploding with development today. Condos line the shoreline at Litchfield, many of the old cottages at Pawleys are being demolished for larger houses. DeBordieu is a gated community. Empty beachfront has disappeared and wild areas are vanishing. A few wilder areas are being saved, as these provide critical habitat as part of the Atlantic Flyway for migratory birds. Huntington Beach State Park preserves some of the coastline and coastal marshes in the northern section, with nearby Brookgreen Gardens preserving a historical rice plantation and some forest. Brookgreen Gardens, with a nature center and many outdoor sculptures, is a popular tourist spot; the University of South Carolina and Clemson University maintain the Belle W. Baruch research site at Hobcaw Barony on Waccamaw Neck.

The islands around the outlet of Winyah Bay are designated as the "Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center Heritage Preserve". This area is home to the northernmost occurring hammocks of South Carolina's signature sabal palmetto tree. 2. The riverfronts have had little recent development; such properties were once used for rice plantations. After the Civil War, the loss of slave labor, the plantations ceased production. Today they are wild areas, accessible only by boat. In some areas, the earthworks, such as dikes and water gates used for rice culture, still exist, as well as a few of the plantation houses. Litchfield Plantation has been redeveloped as a country inn. Great blue herons, an occasional bald eagle can be seen along the waterways. Fishing is a popular activity. A tiny community accessible only by boat is in the Pee Dee River. Residents are descendants of slaves who worked plantations on the island, they are trying to keep out development; the Federal government began buying land along the rivers for the new Waccamaw Wildlife Refuge, intended to protect such wild areas.

The headquarters of the refuge will be at Yauhannah in the northern part of the county. 3. Georgetown is a small historic city founded in colonial times, it is a port for shrimp boats. Yachting "snowbirds" are seen at the docks in spring and fall. 4. The inland rural areas are thinly populated; some upland areas are good for forestry. Several Carolina bays are thought to be craters from a meteor shower; these areas are rich in biodiversity. Carvers Bay, the largest, was extensively damaged by use as a practice bombing range by US military forces during World War II. Draining of the bay has further damaged its environment. Horry County - northeast Marion County - north Williamsburg County - northwest Berkeley County - west Charleston County - southwest Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge As of the census of 2000, there were 55,797 people, 21,659 households, 15,854 families living in the county; the population density was 68 people per square mile. There were 28,282 housing units at an average density of 35 per square mile.

The racial makeup of the county was 59.69% White, 38.61% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other races, 0.49% from two or more races. 1.65% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 21,659 households out of which 30.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.10% were married couples living together, 15.10% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.80% were non-families. 23.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.20% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.01. In the county, the population was spread out with 25.20% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 25.90% from 25 to 44, 26.20% from 45 to 64, 15.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.40 males. The median income for a household in the county was $35,312, the median income for a family was $41,554.

Males had a median income of $31,110 versus $20,910 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,805. About 13.40% of families and 17.10% of the populati

Bufori

Bufori is a brand of hand-built automobiles inspired by American 1930s coupes. The company is owned by three Australian Lebanese brothers Anthony and Gerry Khouri. In 1986, Gerry Khouri began to build three special sports cars in his garage, one each for the three brothers, which led to the formation of the company; the name Bufori is an acronym that stands for B – Beautiful, U – Unique, F – Funtastic, O – Original, R – Romantic, I – Irresistible. The Bufori Motor Car Company Pty. Ltd. is a proprietary company limited by shares and registered in Australia, as is the Bufori Motor Car Company Sdn. Bhd. in Malaysia. All of the manufacturing and sales operations were conducted in Australia, but in 1998 full production moved to new facilities in Kepong, a suburb of Kuala Lumpur, in Malaysia; the production facility in Kuala Lumpur has an installed capacity of 300 vehicles per year, the company employs 108 skilled craftsmen. Each unit is built by hand using traditional techniques in a 25-step production process.

The body of a Bufori is made out of carbon fibre and Kevlar composite material, light and ultra-strong. Every Bufori can be customised according to the owner's wishes; the Bufori MKI, MKII and MKIII La Joya are displayed at the Malaysian National Automotive Museum based at the Sepang International Circuit since 2003. A four-door car defined as a "Luxury Saloon", introduced at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, it features a 6.1L Chrysler V8 engine producing 430 hp. The powertrain was on updated to a 6.4L V8 producing 470 hp. The interior of the car is customisable; the rear centre console can accommodate an automatic coffee machine, a Chinese tea set with instant boiling water, a fridge, a cigar humidor or a mini-bar. The rear lounge seats are electrically adjustable and feature heating & cooling as well as a pneumatic massage device; the seatback trays are electrically actuated. The rear doors can be closed electrically by the press of a button; the car is equipped with a thermal night-vision camera and an adjustable air suspension.

The Bufori BMS R1 is the race derivative of the Bufori CS road car, still to be launched. The car is a joint effort between Bufori Motor Sports and Axle Motorsports; the BMS R1 made its global racing debut at the 2009 Macau Grand Prix with Alex Yoong as its driver. Two-seat coupe. Two- and 2+2-seat convertible with soft top or removable hard top. 2+2-seat convertible with retractable soft top. Two-seat convertible with soft top. Two-seat convertible with soft top. Official Bufori website List of automobile manufacturers

Dennis Sindrey

Dennis Sindrey is an Australian-born calypso, Jamaican shuffle and ska singer and guitarist. A prominent guitarist in the early days of recorded Jamaican music, Sindrey played on recordings by Laurel Aitken, Owen Gray and The Jiving Juniors. Sindrey grew up in Camberwell, he attended Camberwell Central school and Camberwell High School. Sindrey began his career playing banjo in the dixieland jazz bands of Nevill Sherburn, Frank Traynor and others. After switching to guitar in 1954, he played in various night clubs and hotels in and around Melbourne. In 1956, Sindrey moved to Surfers Paradise, Queensland where he formed The Caribs together with Peter Stoddart, Lowell Morris and Max Wildman; the Caribs featured Haitian conga drummer, Albert LaGuerre. In 1958, The Caribs accepted an offer brokered by Max Wildman to travel to Jamaica to become the house band at the resurrected Glass Bucket Club in Kingston. Added to The Caribs lineup was bass player Lloyd Brevett. Whilst playing at The Glass Bucket Club and the Myrtle Bank Hotel, The Caribs met many important figures of the nascent Jamaican music industry.

1959, The Caribs became the first studio band for Island Records jointly owned by Chris Blackwell, Graeme Goodall and Ken Khoury. In that capacity, Sindrey played guitar on hit recordings for Laurel Aitken, Owen Gray, Wilfred Edwards and Keith and Enid amongst others; the Caribs had their own release on Island, "Taboo". Most of these recordings were made after hours at the studios of radio station RJR engineered by Graeme Goodall. In 1959, Ken Khoury employed The Caribs to be the studio band at his new studio, Federal Records. Sindrey appeared on early Coxsone Dodd productions both uncredited and as a member of the aggregations The City Slickers and The Coxsonairs Orchestra together with Roland Alphonso, Rico Rodriguez and Don Drummond. Dennis Sindrey had credited releases by Coxsone Dodd including "Hoppin' Guitar" and "Jamaican Song". Sindrey played guitar on Jamaican shuffle and ska recordings for Prince Buster, Leslie Kong and other independent record producers. In the early 1960s, Sindrey arranged and recorded with Byron Lee & The Dragonaires and Kes Chin & The Souvenirs, two of the leading uptown dance bands on the island.

After Lowell Morris returned to Australia in 1962, Sindrey and Stoddart formed a new lineup of The Caribs to be the house band at the Junkanoo Lounge of the Sheraton Hotel Kingston. The Caribs remained at the Junkanoo Lounge into the early 1970s with Sindrey on guitar until he left Jamaica in 1968. Sindrey had 3 LPs of calypsos released in his own name in Jamaica, his single release "Take Ya Meat Out Me Rice" was a local hit. Whilst in Jamaica, Sindrey ran a "jingle shop business", making TV and radio commercials for Caribbean and international advertising agencies. Sindrey married Cherry Wong, a Jamaican of Chinese extraction, in 1965; the Sindreys had a daughter both born in Jamaica. Sindrey emigrated to the United States in 1968, where he worked as a solo musician using computerized backgrounds in country clubs around South Florida and on charter yachts. In 2002, Sindrey was invited to play guitar in the backing band at the two-night "The Legends of Ska" at the Palaise Royale Ballroom in Toronto, Canada from which the documentary film, The Legends of Ska was produced.

Sindrey returned to Melbourne in 2008 for a reunion of The Caribs at The Corner Hotel. In 2012, Stoddart and Goodall were honoured for their contribution to pre-reggae Jamaican music at the annual Tribute To The Greats event in Kingston, Jamaica. Dennis Sindrey is now retired and resides in Boca Raton, Florida

Stump Pond (Pembroke, Massachusetts)

Stump Pond known as Reservoir MA94127, was a 113-acre reservoir in Pembroke, Massachusetts in the East Pembroke section of the town, east of the northern end of the Routes 14 and 53 concurrency, west of Keene Pond and southwest of Arnold School Pond. Stump Pond was drained in December 1992 due to the failure of an earthen dam on the north-west flank of the body of water adjacent to an inactive cranberry bog; the waterbody was created by flooding existing swampland sometime between the years 1920 and 1935 to support private cranberry bog operations. The waterbody was fed by Pudding Brook and McFarland Brook which are secondary and tertiary streams to the North River. Stump Pond's legacy remains printed on paper and digital maps nearly 25 years after its draining; the land it once spanned has undergone significant successional change and is now home to a wide variety of swampland wildlife and vegetation which inhabited the area prior to its flooding. The shape of the water waterline is still visible in satellite imagery of the area though it will become less visible over time as deciduous and coniferous trees encroach on the wetland.

The vast majority the land occupied by stump pond was owned by a single owner up until April 4, 2012 when the Town of Pembroke, MA purchased the 268.49 acre lot for $1.325 million. There remains private ownership of some of the land at the edge of the wetland from residences bordering the wetland on Edgewater Drive, Mera Mesa Drive, Pleasant Street; the Town of Pembroke has expressed interest in using the land for well water to support business and residential growth in North Pembroke. Environment Protection Agency South Shore Coastal Watersheds - Lake Assessments

Streamlined Ocean Liner

The Streamlined Ocean Liner was a design by Norman Bel Geddes for a streamlined steam-powered ocean liner. The shape was compared by blunt at the front and tapered at the rear, it first appeared in Geddes' 1932 book Horizons and an outline patent was filed in 1933 with a detailed patent following in 1934. An offer was made for the rights to the design in the late 1930s, which Geddes refused, as he still hoped to sell it to an American shipbuilder, but the ship was never built. Norman Bel Geddes was one of the first industrial designers in the United States, he was one of the pioneers of streamlining in design, producing ambitious and futuristic projects in the 1930s for vehicles, flying cars and consumer goods, only some of which were realized. The liner was designed by Norman Bel Geddes and his staff as an "office exercise", an ambitious or unusual project of the type that Geddes was in the habit of giving to his staff in the gaps between client commissions, it would have been 1,088 feet long with a displacement of 70,000 tons and accommodated 2,000 first-class passengers and 900 crew.

Its streamlined form was intended to reduce the effect of wind resistance and improve speed by an estimated 14 percent. The streamlining was created by the cigar shape of the ship, which hid the oval smoke stacks inside the superstructure along with all the other external features of the ship such as lifeboats and sundecks. Behind the rear smoke stack were two small aircraft that would be hidden. In good weather, parts of the outer skin, part transparent, could be slid back to expose recreation areas or, in the event of an emergency, launch the 24 lifeboats; the only protruding part of the design was the navigator's bridge, swept back like a monoplane wing in order to reduce wind resistance. The design first appeared in Geddes' 1932 book Horizons, in exterior form only in a 1933 patent described as "boat" without interior plans or a detailed accompanying text. Geddes filed a patent in 1933 relating to boat-launching and stowing gear. In 1934 he filed a more detailed patent referring to the earlier two and giving three dense pages of explanatory text.

Featured in Horizons was a 1932 design for a giant aircraft known as Airliner Number 4 that Geddes saw as a replacement for the ocean liner and which he hoped would cut the travel time from America to England to 42 hours from the four and a half days taken by an ocean liner. In April 1934, the liner was shown on the front cover of Popular Science Monthly with a full page feature inside, in which it was described as one of the "Ocean Greyhounds". Popular Mechanics used the same phrase in 1935, additionally suggesting that the idea of the streamlined ship had been modeled on the air clipper, describing it as "like a great airliner with its flying bridge". In 1935, the liner featured in a Pathé newsreel titled "The Liner Of Tomorrow!" in which the narrator explained streamlining and compared the shape of the ship to that of a porpoise, blunt at the front and tapered at the back, saying: "nature evolved this form a long time ago". Encyclopædia Britannica pictured the liner in a supplement titled "Machine-Made Art", while The New York Sun described it as "a vessel so far removed, yet not without its own beauty of line that our work-a-day brain reels before it".

Despite Geddes' patents, vessels began to appear with a similarity to his such as Raymond Loewy's SS Princess Anne for the Virginia Ferry Company and the redesigned MV Kalakala with its aircraft styling. In the late 1930s, theatrical designer Ernest de Weerth visited Geddes on behalf of the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and offered to buy all the blueprints and rights to the ship for $200,000. Geddes declined. In 2015, cultural commentator Bernhard Siegert commented, "One can see that it is a manmade machine, yet it nonetheless has taken on the appearance of a thing shaped by wind and water, like a smoothly polished bone. Is it suppose to move on, above, or under water?"Papers relating to the project are held in the Norman Bel Geddes Collection at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. The Big Broadcast of 1938, a 1938 film that featured the fictional ocean liner S. S. Gigantic based upon the Streamlined Ocean Liner design Media related to Norman Bel Geddes streamline ocean liner at Wikimedia Commons

Arthur Bartlett Maurice

Arthur Bartlett Maurice was an American editor, born in Rahway, New Jersey, educated at Richmond College, at Princeton. He served as an editor of the Woodbridge Register in 1895, as city editor of the Elizabeth Daily Herald in 1896, as special writer for the New York Commercial Advertiser in 1897-98. Of The Bookman he was joint editor from editor thereafter, he contributed to the New International Encyclopædia and wrote New York in Fiction and History of the Nineteenth Century in Caricature, with F. T. Cooper. Works by Arthur Bartlett Maurice at Project Gutenberg Works by or about Arthur Bartlett Maurice at Internet Archive This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gilman, D. C.. New International Encyclopedia. New York: Dodd, Mead