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North Carolina: one of the [nuclear] bombs parachuted into a tree and the other landed in a farmer’s field. Both bombs had passed through five of the six steps to detonate them. Rich Hall’s Red Menace, BBC 2019
On Brown Mountain, North Carolina, something very strange was happening. Fleeting bursts of bright lights dance just above the tree tops. Weird or What? s1e5: Human Popsicle, Discovery 2010
Brown Mountain isn’t the only place where strange lights have appeared. In central Norway oblong lights have been appearing over the Hessdalen Valley since the 1980s. South-east of Marfa, Texas, unexplained lights have been reported for two hundred years – hovering balls of light seem to float above the ground sometimes for several hours. So what is going on? The Brown Mountain lights have baffled rational minds for centuries. ibid.
It’s known as the Hornet’s Nest and one gang rules here. The Hidden Valley Kings have taken over Charlotte’s streets by any means necessary. They’ve been pushed to the brink of extinction. Gangland s4e9: Killing Snitches, History 2009
In Charlotte the Hidden Valley Kings controls the sales of cocaine, crack, marijuana and ecstasy. ibid.
Some one hundred gangs call this home. ibid.
Fly meant smoking weed until 1989 when crack cocaine hit the Valley. ibid.
A daring thief baffles police while feeding his ego. Even after he is caught the authorities still can’t stop him ... For three years the Roof-Top Robber evaded authorities, hitting restaurants from coast to coast ... Jeffrey Manchester, the Roof-Top Robber, is finally captured ... Jeffrey Manchester has pulled off the most ingenious prison break in US history. Masterminds s3e9: The Great Escape, 2005
Manchester takes refuge in the store [Toys R Us] ... Manchester creates a hiding space ... Months of being cooped-up begin to wear on Manchester ... On November 28th 2004 Manchester strikes the Toys R Us. Scoring $15,000 Manchester relaxes only a few feet from the scene of the crime. ibid.
Manchester commits another robbery ... Combing the warehouse police make another discovery. But the suspect is not there. ibid.
Carolina seemed to be a bone yard of dead trees. Niall Ferguson, Civilisation: Is the West History? III Property, Channel 4 2011
The Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina by John Locke ... Lock’s assumption that everyone here would own some land, even if it was as little as fifty acres. ibid.
The lost colony of Roanoke is America’s oldest cold case ... In the late 1500s, 119 English colonists settled here. But then vanished without a trace. American Unearthed s1e7: Mystery of Roanoke, H2 2013
48 Stones ... They were scattered throughout the South. ibid.
2007: Well in the town of Maiden tonight a case that has police there scratching their heads. It’s all because of what was inside a smoker [grill] that was sold at a storage facility auction: ‘I got a human foot.’ Finders Keepers, 2015
‘I had plans on how to display it and everything.’ ibid. Shannon
‘January 17th 2004: I lost my leg in a plane crash.’ ibid. John Wood
‘The battle tonight is just who does that leg belong to?’ ibid. television news
Battle over leg leads to lawsuit. ibid. newspaper article
With nowhere to go John began to live under a bridge. ibid.
Judge Mathis: ‘You want his leg back?’ ibid. to Shannon
‘A $5,000 judgment … I lost possession’ ibid. Shannon
They came in search of a better life in a magical new world. They endured a dangerous sea voyage and braved a hostile environment to establish England’s first permanent foothold in a strange land called America. And then they vanished without a trace. For centuries the fate of the 117 men, women and children who attempted to settle on Roanoke Island has been one of the most baffling mysteries in American history. In Search of History s1e1: Lost Colony of Roanoke, History 1996
The explorers returned to England with two natives. ibid.
Why would the entire village have been disassembled? ibid.
On the island of Roanoke fresh theories on how an entire colony could vanish without a trace. Mysteries of the Missing s1e6: Roanoke, Discovery 2018
How can a whole community just vanish into thin air? In 1587 a group of 117 intrepid individuals set out from England on a journey into the unknown … The entire colony goes missing … the Roanoke colony … According to the stone, the lost colony moved from the island on to the mainland but things didn’t go very well. ibid.
‘We know that there was severe drought at that time.’ ibid. dendrologist
3M pledged to phase out C8 by the end of 2002. That very same year, DuPoint began producing C8 at its plant in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Storyville: Poisoning America: The Devil We Know, BBC 2018
Over the past year the Supreme Court in more than one case has tackled gerrymandering. Field of Vision: Crooked Lines, Berra & Richen & Olive, short 11.38, PBS News, 2018
Covington v North Carolina Val Applewhite: ‘It impacts their lives.’ ibid. interview
A mass of crooked lines. ibid.
Egregious to the democratic principles of this country. ibid. Val
Drawing the lines in order to dilute the voting power of a minority, of a racial minority.’ ibid. lecturer
The Supreme Court directed the North Carolina legislature to redraw the maps. ibid. Val
Following the hearings, the federal courts ruled the state legislature’s drafts of the new maps invalid. ibid. caption
These new maps will be used in the midterm elections. ibid.
24 January 1961: 19 years before the Damascus accident, a B-52 bomber carrying two powerful hydrogen bombs took off on a routine mission over North Carolina … The B-52 began to break apart mid-air … The only thing that prevented a full-scale detonation of a powerful hydrogen bomb in North Carolina was a single safety switch. American Experience: Command & Control, PBS 2017
116 people landed on a island off the coast of North Carolina. They established a foothold long before the Jamestown colony was founded in Virginia, before the pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. But the fate of the Roanoke settlement remains a mystery. Is it possible for all these people, all these buildings, this entire community, to disappear without a trace? In Search of s4e6 … The Lost Colony of Roanoke, 1979
A group of English settlers vanish without a trace leaving behind only cryptic clues … What really happened to the lost colony of Roanoke? History’s Greatest Mysteries s4e4: The Lost Colony of Roanoke, History 2023
Like its predecessor, Jamestown is also plagued by misfortune. ibid.