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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A village of northeast North Carolina on a sandy peninsula between Albemarle Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. Nearby is Kill Devil Hill, the site of the Wright brothers' first two successful flights (December 17, 1903).

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  • At Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on December 17, 1903, Orville Wright made the first successful flight of a piloted, heavier-than-air, self-propelled craft, called the Flyer, traveling a distance of about 120 feet.

    Reposition Yourself

  • Taken on December 17, 1903 at 10:35 a.m., in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, this photo captures a moment from mankind's first powered, controlled, sustained flight.

    Orville And Wilbur's First Flight - David M. Ewalt - The Geek Beat - Forbes

  • Dennis-Towne had been staying with Mascaro and his family in nearby Nags Head, a popular vacation spot about 10 miles south of Kitty Hawk in North Carolina's Outer Banks, according to Nags Head Police Chief Kevin Brinkley.

    chron.com Chronicle

  • Can you imagine the feds letting Wilbur set a tent up on the beach at Kitty Hawk and the EPA letting Orville drag the contraption out?

    msnbc.com: Top msnbc.com headlines

  • Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA Stephen Sullivan of Southern Shores boarded up another resident's home in Kitty Hawk, N.C.

    Waiting for Irene

  • Kara Consolvo enjoying a gorgeous September sunrise in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

    Hooping.org | Blog | Sunrise in Kitty Hawk

  • When the Wright Brothersā€™ airplane first flew into the air at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903, its engine burned gasoline and used lubricants that had been brought to the beach in wooden barrels and blue tin cans by salesmen from Standard Oil.

    The Prize

  • Host Scott Simon checks in with Steve and Kristine Kiousis, who own the pancake house, Stack 'Em High, in Kitty Hawk, N.C.

    NPR Topics: News

  • SIMON: Steve and Kristine Kiousis own and operate the Stack 'Em High Pancake House in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

    NPR Topics: News

  • Steve and Kristine Kiousis own and operate the Stack 'Em High Pancake House in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

    NPR Topics: News

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