Tyrrell County, North Carolina
Tyrrell County is a county located in the U. S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 4,407 making it the least populous county in North Carolina, its county seat is Columbia. The county was created in 1729 as Tyrrell Precinct and gained county status in 1739. Tyrrell County is included in the Kill Devil Hills, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area, included in the Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA-NC Combined Statistical Area; the county was formed in 1729 as Tyrrell Precinct of Albemarle County, from parts of Bertie Precinct, Chowan Precinct, Currituck Precinct, Pasquotank Precinct. It was named for one of the Lords Proprietors of Carolina. With the abolition of Albemarle County in 1739, all of its constituent precincts became counties. In 1774 the western part of Tyrrell County was combined with part of Halifax County to form Martin County. In 1799 the western third of what was left of Tyrrell County became Washington County. In 1870 the half of Tyrrell County east of the Alligator River was combined with parts of Currituck County and Hyde County to form Dare County.
According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 594 square miles, of which 389 square miles is land and 205 square miles is water. Washington County - west Dare County - east Hyde County - south Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge US 64 NC 94 As of the census of 2000, there were 4,149 people, 1,537 households, 1,055 families residing in the county. However, the North Carolina Department of Commerce 2015 County Economic Development Tier Rankings place the current population at 3,653; the population density was 11 people per square mile. There were 2,032 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 56.47% White, 39.43% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.75% Asian, 2.05% from other races, 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.62% of the population. There were 1,537 households, of which 28.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.40% were married couples living together, 16.60% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.30% were non-families.
28.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.40% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.95. In the county, the population was spread out with 22.70% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 30.30% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, 16.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 114.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.20 males. The median income for a household in the county was $25,684, the median income for a family was $32,468. Males had a median income of $26,227 versus $18,403 for females; the per capita income for the county was $13,326. About 19.10% of families and 23.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.50% of those under age 18 and 20.80% of those age 65 or over. Tyrrell County is a member of the Albemarle Commission regional council of governments. Tyrrell County is governed by a 5-member Board of County Commissioners.
The elections for County Commissioners are at large. In 2013, the County became the last county in North Carolina to adopt the County Manager form of government. Tyrell County is represented by Bob Steinberg in the North Carolina House of Representatives. Tyrrell Count, due to its close proximity to the Outer Banks, has been designated as part of the IBX -Inner Banks. NCSU Tyrrell County Center gives the county's residents easy access to the resources and expertise of NC State University and NC A&T State University; the community is serviced by a non-profit women's community shelter. Columbia Fort Landing Frying Pan Jerry Pleasant View Kilkenny Alligator Columbia Gum Neck Scuppernong South Fork National Register of Historic Places listings in Tyrrell County, North Carolina NCGenWeb Tyrrell County - free genealogy resources for the county
Superman: Earth One
Superman: Earth One is a series of graphic novels written by J. Michael Straczynski and illustrated by Shane Davis; the first volume was published in the US in 2010 by DC Comics, in the UK in 2011 by Titan Books. Superman: Earth One was the inaugural title of the new, ongoing graphic novel series Earth One. Superman: Earth One Volume Two was released on October 31, 2012. Superman: Earth One Volume Three was released on February 4, 2015, but Ardian Syaf illustrated the book instead of Davis. Writer J. Michael Straczynski said the project was a dream come true, as writing Superman was among his plans which included Babylon 5. Two years before its publication, Straczynski announced. Before Straczynski's announcement, he had kept the project secret while he worked on the Red Circle characters and The Brave and the Bold. Straczynski used his experiences as a journalist to add detail to the Daily Planet environment, for example, the character Jimmy Olsen, called Jim in the books, is depicted as tougher and smarter than his mainstream counterpart.
Straczynski wanted to retell the beginning of Clark Kent's transition to Superman, explore possible alternatives to Clark becoming a superhero. Straczynski said. There's a flashback scene to when Martha Kent finishes his uniform and gives it to him as a gift, hoping he'll go that way, he looks at it and says, in essence,'Shouldn't there be a mask?' She says no, that'when people see how powerful you are, all the things you can do, they're going to be terrified... unless they can see your face, see there that you mean them no harm. The mask... is that what you're going to have to wear the rest of your life.'" Straczynski introduced a new villain character with a connection to Krypton, used to explain its destruction. Shane Davis removed the stereotypes associated with depictions of the civilian and superhero identities of Clark Kent. Davis drew the 20-year-old Clark wearing layers of clothing, showing that he is trying to blend in with his associates and differing from previous depictions of Kent wearing a suit and glasses, which Davis said, "didn't make sense".
Davis re-imagined Metropolis, depicted as an expanse of art deco buildings. Davis designed the city to look more realistic. Clark Kent arrives on a train in Metropolis, rents a room at a hotel; the next morning he tries out several jobs: pro footballer, Major League baseball player, positions in a scientific research company, in financial services and media industries. Clark realizes, he calls his mother and tells her what has happened, to which she replies that she would be happy with his choice of occupation. His last job stop is at the Daily Planet newspaper, where he meets Perry White, James "Jim" Olsen, Lois Lane. However, upon hearing that the Daily Planet and the wider newspaper industry are in decline, Clark decides not to apply for the job, dumps his application, flies into space, he thinks upon his history, how his adoptive parents and Jonathan Kent, told him how they found him while hiking through woodland. The Kents saw a spaceship fly past crash, creating a sonic boom in its wake, they checked the wreckage for survivors, found a baby boy, left with the infant and a small fragment of the wreckage.
Some time the Kents decided to keep the child. Shortly after this, the US government and military arrive at the crash site; the Kents kept a small fragment of debris from the ship and learned of its, the child's, extraterrestrial origins. Back in the narrative present, Clark talks to his late father's grave and says he feels incapable of being a superhero as he has conformed to human society. Instead, he hopes that his father would accept that; the next day, twenty years after it crashed, Major Sandra Lee, a soldier working at a US Military base on advanced technology, revisits the crashed spaceship, which has regenerated its damaged and lost parts. The scientists working there have found symbols inside the atomic structure of the ship. Clark discovers his apartment is on fire, enters the building to recover the fragment of spacecraft and a red and blue outfit his mother made for him from the cloth he was wrapped in as an infant. Alone, Clark checks the fragment with his enhanced vision when he is hit with energy, becomes unconscious, falls from the sky.
The fragment connects itself back to the ship in order to download more information. Just an invading alien force arrives and attacks Earth's major cities; the military mobilizes, but the alien attack ships defeat Earth's fighter jets. Jim and Lois are killed because Jim wants to take photographs of the invasion. Clark, still unconscious, is given information he could not remember: the last moments of his homeworld, the planet Krypton. Clark, born as Kal-El, is the son of Jor-El and Lara Lor-Van, who waited until the last minute to dispatch him so that the shockwaves would hide his escape; the alien armada leader, reveals himself to the Earth but does not reveal his identity and purpose. He issues an ultimatum: the Earth will be destroyed, millions will die if someone Tyrell has been looking for does not surrender to him. Major Lee and the scientists agree that the person for whom Tyrell is looking was in the crashed ship. Clark tries to attack the aliens without revealing himself, but Jim's photographs show a human-shaped red and blue blur.
Clark goes for help at the research company, about to employ him, but he finds that it is corrupt. Tyrell notices Jim taking pictures and kills him until Clark, who can no longer stand by and
Blade Runner is a 1982 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples, starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young. It is a loose adaptation of Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. The film is set in a dystopian future Los Angeles of 2019, in which synthetic humans known as replicants are bio-engineered by the powerful Tyrell Corporation to work on off-world colonies; when a fugitive group of Nexus-6 replicants led by Roy Batty escapes back to Earth, burnt-out cop Rick Deckard reluctantly agrees to hunt them down. Blade Runner underperformed in North American theaters and polarized critics, it became an acclaimed cult film regarded as one of the all-time best science fiction films. Hailed for its production design depicting a "retrofitted" future, Blade Runner is a leading example of neo-noir cinema; the soundtrack, composed by Vangelis, was nominated in 1983 for a BAFTA and a Golden Globe as best original score. The film has influenced many science fiction films, video games and television series.
It brought the work of Philip K. Dick to the attention of Hollywood, several big-budget films were based on his work. In the year after its release, Blade Runner won the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, in 1993 it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as "culturally or aesthetically significant". A sequel, Blade Runner 2049, was released in October 2017. Seven versions of Blade Runner exist as a result of controversial changes requested by studio executives. A director's cut was released in 1992 after a strong response to test screenings of a workprint. This, in conjunction with the film's popularity as a video rental, made it one of the earliest movies to be released on DVD. In 2007, Warner Bros. released a 25th-anniversary digitally remastered version. In 2019 Los Angeles, former police officer Rick Deckard is detained by officer Gaff, brought to his former supervisor, Bryant. Deckard, whose job as a "blade runner" was to track down bioengineered beings known as replicants and "retire" them, is informed that four are on Earth illegally.
Deckard starts to leave, but Bryant ambiguously threatens him, he stays. The two watch a video of a blade runner named Holden administering the "Voigt-Kampff" test, designed to distinguish replicants from humans based on their emotional response to questions; the test subject, shoots Holden on the second question. Bryant wants Deckard to retire Leon and the other three Tyrell Corporation Nexus-6 replicants: Roy Batty and Pris. Bryant has Deckard meet with Eldon Tyrell so he can administer the test on a Nexus-6 to see if it works. Tyrell expresses his interest in seeing the test fail first and asks him to administer it on his assistant Rachael. After a much longer than standard test, Deckard concludes that Rachael is a replicant who believes she is human. Tyrell explains that she is an experiment, given false memories to provide an emotional "cushion". Searching Leon's hotel room, Deckard finds a synthetic snake scale. Roy and Leon investigate a replicant eye-manufacturing laboratory and learn of J. F. Sebastian, a gifted genetic designer who works with Tyrell.
Deckard returns to his apartment. She tries to prove her humanity by showing him a family photo, but after Deckard reveals that her memories are implants from Tyrell's niece, she leaves his apartment. Meanwhile, Pris manipulates him to gain his trust. A photograph from Leon's apartment and the snake scale lead Deckard to a strip club, where Zhora works. After a confrontation and chase, Deckard kills Zhora. Bryant orders him to retire Rachael, who has disappeared from the Tyrell Corporation. After Deckard spots Rachael in a crowd, he is attacked by Leon, who knocks Deckard's pistol out of his hand, attempts to kill Deckard, but Rachael uses Deckard's pistol to kill Leon, they return to Deckard's apartment, during an intimate discussion, he promises not to track her down. Arriving at Sebastian's apartment, Roy tells Pris. Sympathetic to their plight, Sebastian reveals that because of "Methuselah Syndrome", a genetic premature aging disorder, his life will be cut short. Sebastian and Roy gain entrance into Tyrell's secure penthouse, where Roy demands more life from his maker.
Tyrell tells him. Roy confesses that he has done "questionable things", but Tyrell dismisses this, praising Roy's advanced design and accomplishments in his short life. Roy kisses Tyrell kills him. Sebastian runs for the elevator, followed by Roy. Deckard is told by Bryant that Sebastian was found dead. At Sebastian's apartment, Deckard is ambushed by Pris. Roy's body begins to fail, he chases Deckard through the building. Deckard is left hanging between buildings. Roy makes the jump with ease, as Deckard's grip loosens, Roy hoists him onto the roof, saving him. Before Roy dies, he delivers a monologue about how his memories "will be lost in time, like tears in rain". Gaff arrives and shouts to Deckard about Rachael: "It's too bad she won't live, but again, who does?" Deckard finds Rachael asleep in his bed. As they leave, Deckard notices an origami unicorn
Wolcott is a town in New Haven County, United States. It is residential with a population of 16,680 at the 2010 census; the town was settled in the 1730s by the Connecticut Colony and was known as Farmingbury, but it was renamed Wolcott after being incorporated in 1796. The early towns of Waterbury and Farmington occupied a great deal of west-central Connecticut in the Naugatuck River Valley and Farmington River Valley at the end of the 17th century. At that time, the borderlands between these two towns were known as Farmingbury, a term derived from the two town names. People were living within the Farmingbury territory as early as the 1730s, but they possessed no official identity apart from the parent towns of either Waterbury or Farmington. By 1770, the residents of Farmingbury petitioned the Connecticut General Assembly to create the First Ecclesiastical Society of Farmingbury. Having established an independent parish, Farmingbury gained some religious and financial independence from Waterbury and Farmington.
However, the political boundaries of the region remained unchanged for more than two decades afterwards. During that time, the Farmingbury parish was self-sufficient, owing to its remote location, but it was still considered to be part of Waterbury in the west and Farmington in the east. Thus, the parish society found itself handling several matters that would ordinarily have been municipal duties, such as managing taxes and local education. Farmingbury petitioned the Connecticut General Assembly in 1796, requesting that it be incorporated as an independent town distinct from Waterbury and Farmington. Assembly votes tallied up to half in favor and half against the proposal; the tie-breaking vote in favor of Farmingbury was cast by Lieutenant Governor Oliver Wolcott, the lands of Farmingbury were ceded by Waterbury and Farmington to the new town. In honor of the Lieutenant Governor's deciding vote, the residents of Farmingbury renamed their newly incorporated town "Wolcott"; the 1800 United States Census was the first census conducted after Wolcott's incorporation and counted 948 individuals living within the town.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 21.1 square miles, of which 20.4 square miles is land and 0.7 square miles, or 3.22%, is water. Although there aren't any natural lakes of significant size in Wolcott, there are several man-made reservoirs created from the damming of small rivers and brooks. Scovill Reservoir known as Woodtick Reservoir, covers 121 acres and was built by damming the Mad River in central Wolcott. Although it was constructed in 1917 to supply water for a brass manufacturer, it is now a town-owned recreational lake. Other reservoirs that are at least contained within Wolcott include Chestnut Hill Reservoir, Hitchcock Lake, Southington Reservoir #2, New Britain Reservoir and Cedar Lake and Dunham Mill Pond; the highest point in New Haven County is found in Wolcott atop Lindsley Hill, which has an elevation of 1,046 feet above sea level. Wolcott is a residential, suburban town, though 56% of the town's land remains undeveloped. Residential developments occupy 33% of the town and encompass 6,148 housing units.
Cumulatively, about 11% of the town is used for agriculture, commerce/industry and municipal facilities. As of the census of 2000, there were 15,215 people, 5,414 households, 4,249 families residing in the town; the population density was 744.7 people per square mile. There were 5,544 housing units at an average density of 271.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 96.23% White, 1.24% Black, 0.14% Native American, 0.75% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.59% from other races, 1.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.79% of the population. There were 5,414 households out of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.0% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 21.5% were non-families. 18.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.17. In the town, the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males. The median income for a household in the town was $61,376, the median income for a family was $67,582. Males had a median income of $45,682 versus $31,964 for females; the per capita income for the town was $25,018. About 1.0% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over. Amos Bronson Alcott, father of Louisa May Alcott, born in Wolcott, teacher and founder of the utopian community "Fruitlands" William Andrus Alcott, born in Wolcott and noted author of over 100 books Jahana Hayes, Connecticut's first African-American Democrat congresswoman. Andrew B. Jackson, Wisconsin pioneer and territorial legislator, born in Wolcott. Anthony Fantano, music critic born in Wolcott. Seth Thomas, famous clock maker born in Wolcott There are five public schools within the Wolcott Public Schools system: Elementa
The Tyrrell Racing Organisation was an auto racing team and Formula One constructor founded by Ken Tyrrell which started racing in 1958 and started building its own cars in 1970. The team experienced its greatest success in the early 1970s, when it won three Drivers' Championships and one Constructors' Championship with Jackie Stewart; the team never reached such heights again, although it continued to win races through the 1970s and into the early 1980s, taking the final win for the Ford Cosworth DFV engine at Detroit in 1983. The team was bought by British American Tobacco in 1997 and completed its final season as Tyrrell in 1998. Tyrrell Racing first came into being in 1958, running Formula Three cars for Ken Tyrrell and local stars. Realising he was not racing driver material, Ken Tyrrell stood down as a driver in 1959, began to run a Formula Junior operation using the woodshed owned by his family business, Tyrrell Brothers, as a workshop. Throughout the 1960s, Tyrrell moved through the lower formulas, variously giving single seater debuts to John Surtees and Jacky Ickx.
But the team's most famous partnership was the one forged with Jackie Stewart, who first signed up in 1963. Tyrrell ran the BRM Formula Two operation throughout 1965, 1966 and 1967 whilst Stewart was signed to the Formula One team. Tyrrell signed a deal to run Formula Two cars made by French company Matra. With the help of Elf and Ford, Tyrrell achieved his dream of moving to Formula One in 1968 as team principal for Matra International, a joint-venture established between Tyrrell's own team and the French auto manufacturer Matra. Stewart was a serious contender, winning three Grands Prix in the Tyrrell-run Matra MS10; the car's most innovative feature was the use of aviation-inspired structural fuel tanks. These allowed the chassis to be around 15 kg lighter while still being stronger than its competitors; the FIA considered the technology to be unsafe and decided to ban it for 1970, insisting on rubber bag-tanks. For the 1969 championship, the Matra works team decided not to compete in Formula One.
Matra would instead focus its efforts on Ken Tyrrell's'Matra International' team and build a new DFV powered car with structural fuel tanks though it would only be eligible for a single season. Stewart won the 1969 title driving the new Cosworth-powered Matra MS80 which corrected most of the weaknesses of the MS10. Stewart's title was the first won by a French car, the only one won by a car built in France as well as by a car entered by a privateer team, it was a spectacular achievement from the British team and the French constructor that both had only entered Formula One the previous year. For the 1970 season following Matra's merger with Simca, Tyrrell were asked by Matra to use their V12 rather than the Cosworth. Simca was a subsidiary of a rival of Ford. Stewart tested the Matra V12 and found it inferior to the DFV; as a large part of the Tyrrell budget was provided by Ford, another significant element came from French state-owned petroleum company Elf, which had an agreement with Renault that precluded supporting a Simca partner, Ken Tyrrell had little alternative but to buy a March 701 chassis as interim solution while developing his own car in secret.
Tyrrell was still sponsored by French fuel company Elf, Tyrrell would retain the traditional French blue racing colours for most of the rest of its existence. Tyrrell and Stewart ran the March-Fords throughout 1970 with mixed success, while Derek Gardner worked on the first in-house Tyrrell Grand Prix car at the woodshed in Ockham, Surrey; the Tyrrell 001, which bore much resemblance to the MS80, emerged at the end of 1970. It earned Stewart a pole position in the Canadian GP but suffered mechanical failures in all of its 3 race starts; the nearly identical Tyrrell 003 won both Drivers' and Constructors' Championships in 1971, with strong driving from Jackie Stewart and François Cevert. Stewart's 1972 challenge was ruined by a stomach ulcer, but he returned to full fitness in 1973, he and Cevert finishing 4th in the Championship. Tragedy struck on 6 October 1973, as Cevert was killed in practice for the US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen. Stewart, to retire at the end of the season, Tyrrell stood down handing the Constructors' title to Lotus.
At the end of the season Stewart made public his decision to retire, a decision, made before the US Grand Prix. Without their star driver or his skilled French protégé aboard, Tyrrell were never serious World Championship contenders again. Despite this, the team remained a force throughout the 1970s, winning races with Jody Scheckter and Patrick Depailler. Most notable of these was Scheckter's triumph at the 1976 Swedish Grand Prix, giving Tyrrell a 1–2 finish driving the distinctive Derek Gardner designed Tyrrell P34 car; the P34 was the first successful six-wheeler F1 car, which replaced the conventional front wheels with smaller wheels mounted in banks of two on either side of the car. The design was abandoned after Goodyear refused to develop the small tyres needed for the car as they were too busy fighting the other tyre manufacturers in Formula One. Ken Tyrrell had been spending a lot of his own money running his team, but in the summer of 1979 he found a sponsor: Italian appliance manufacturing group Candy put up the money to run the 009, fielded by Jarier and Pironi.
In 1977, the Turbo era dawned in Grand Prix racing, which was, by the mid-1980s, to render normally-aspirated-engined cars obsolete. Without the proper funding, Tyrrell was the last to race with the Cosworth DFV when all other teams had switched to turbocharged engines, it was the beginning of two decades of struggle for Tyrrell, underfunded through lack of sponsorship. It seemed appropriate
Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
The Royal Tyrrell Museum is a Canadian tourist attraction and a centre of palaeontological research known for its collection of more than 130,000 fossils. Located 6 km northwest from Drumheller, Alberta and 135 km northeast from Calgary, the museum is situated in the middle of the fossil-bearing strata of the Late Cretaceous Horseshoe Canyon Formation and holds numerous specimens from the Alberta badlands, Dinosaur Provincial Park and the Devil's Coulee Dinosaur Egg Site; the Royal Tyrrell Museum is operated by Alberta's Ministry of Culture. The museum is named in honour of Joseph Burr Tyrrell, a geologist who accidentally discovered the first reported dinosaur fossil in the Red Deer River valley in 1884 while searching for coal seams; the carnivorous dinosaur was named Albertosaurus sarcophagus. The museum opened September 25, 1985 and was given "Royal" status in 1990. More than 4,400 square metres of the museum's 11,200 square metres is dedicated to exhibits in a series of chronological galleries celebrating the 3.9-billion-year-history of life on Earth.
One of the most popular is "Dinosaur Hall", with over 40 mounted dinosaur skeletons, including specimens of Tyrannosaurus rex, Albertosaurus and Triceratops. Other exhibits include "Lords of the Land", a gallery of some of the most dangerous theropods known from Alberta, "Burgess Shale", a diorama of dozens of creatures from Yoho National Park in British Columbia. Dioramas painted by Vladimir Krb. On display is the "Triassic Giant", a 1,700 square feet specimen of the world's largest known marine reptile; the 21 metres long ichthyosaur Shastasaurus sikanniensis was recovered from the shores of the Sikanni Chief River in northeastern British Columbia by a team led by Elizabeth Nicholls, former curator of Marine Reptiles. This exhibit pays homage to the work of Nicholls, who died in 2004. In May 2017 the museum displayed an unusually well-preserved nodosaur. A window into the "Preparation Lab" allows visitors to watch technicians as they prepare fossils for research and exhibition. Additional offerings include guided and self-guided tours of the surrounding badlands, the hands-on "Science Hall" with interactive stations that introduce palaeontological concepts, simulated fossil digs, fossil casting, school programs and summer camps.
The museum is affiliated with: CMA, CHIN, Virtual Museum of Canada