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2014-03-10 08:27:40

Gatlinburg's premier sports recreation facility, Rocky Top Sports World, is anticipated to reinforce the economy and create a sports vacation market, taking advantage of the city's proximity to the tourist-laden Smoky Mountains. CLEARWATER, Fla., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Sports tourism is an economic trend that is on the rise within the tourism industry - Dev Pathik, CEO of the Sports Facilities Advisory (SFA), recently commented in a Forbes Sports Money segment on the growth of...

2013-12-31 23:24:57

Top-rated birding and nature tour company, Naturalist Journeys, announces a spring birding and nature tour to one of America’s scenic wonders, the fabled Blue Ridge Mountains. Charlotte, North Carolina (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 Naturalist Journeys, a top Nature Tour Company, announces their Spring Blue Ridge Mountains Guided Birding Tour, led by Doug Pratt, who has been fascinated with the region since he was a young boy. “My family loved camping,” Pratt explains, “and every...

2013-09-18 16:21:31

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (OTC: PCXCQ) today announced that its mine rescue teams once again achieved outstanding results at the National Mine Rescue Contest sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. The competition included 87 teams from across the country. The Company's Western Kentucky team placed second in the mine rescue competition and the bench competition, and third in the combination event. Patriot's Federal team placed third in...

2013-08-30 12:21:23

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CONSOL Energy (NYSE: CNX) has been awarded the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative's excellence in regional reforestation award recognizing reclamation efforts at the company's Fola operations complex in West Virginia. The award was presented during ARRI's annual meeting earlier this month in Flatwoods, WV. The Fola complex was also recognized as the West Virginia state winner in the 2012 ARRI awards program. State winners were...

2013-08-29 16:22:17

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CONSOL Energy's (NYSE: CNX) Enlow Fork Gold team won first place overall honors in the Hatfield & McCoy Mine Rescue Safety competition held recently in Pikeville, Ky. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120416/NE87957LOGO) CONSOL Energy had 14 teams competing in the three-day Kentucky mine rescue exercise which featured 32 total teams from seven different states. Teams from West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky,...

2013-07-31 08:25:05

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Oxford Resource Partners, LP (NYSE: OXF) (the "Partnership" or "Oxford") is a low-cost producer of high value steam coal in Northern Appalachia and the Illinois Basin. In view of the unusual market activity in the Partnership's common units on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, the New York Stock Exchange contacted the Partnership in accordance with its usual practice. The Partnership stated that its policy is not to comment on unusual market...

2013-07-11 20:20:25

PITTSBURGH, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) today reinforced its support for coal mining in northern West Virginia and expanded its growing Water Division during a dedication ceremony of its new Northern West Virginia Water Treatment Plant, an advanced water treatment facility near Mannington, West Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120416/NE87957LOGO) The new facility, which is CONSOL Energy's 103(rd) water treatment operation, is...

2013-06-28 20:20:24

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today issued the following statement in response to today's announcement that Horsehead Corporation has extended its land-option agreement with Shell Chemical LP for a site near Monaca, Beaver County, for a period of six months. Shell Chemical announced a land-option agreement in March 2012 with Horsehead after selecting Monaca as its preferred site for the potential construction of a multi-billion...

2012-06-21 10:22:03

ST. LOUIS, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) today announced plans to idle several operations and to reduce production at other mining complexes in Appalachia due to the unprecedented downturn in demand for coal-based electricity. Today's actions, along with other recent changes in Appalachia, will result in a total workforce reduction of approximately 750 full-time employee positions. "We deeply value our people, and the decision to reduce personnel was made only...

2012-05-14 10:22:28

A celebration of Appalachian coal jobs is attracting leaders from across the region RICHMOND, Va., May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and U.S. Congressman Morgan Griffith (VA-9) both confirmed they will be participating in the Federation for American Coal Energy and Security's (FACES of Coal) Appalachian Coal Jobs Rally on June 2nd in Abingdon, VA. The Rally is being billed as a celebration of Appalachian Coal Jobs and will feature live entertainment...


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2009-08-04 17:22:37

Appalachiosaurus or "Appalachian lizard" is a genus of tyrannosauroid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period of eastern North America. This was a bipedal predator. Only one juvenile skeleton has been found, representing an individual about 23 feet long and weighing over 1300 pounds. This indicates that an adult would have been much larger. This specimen is the most completely known theropod from eastern North America. It was named after the region from which it was found (the Appalachian...

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