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2010-09-16 17:20:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College's Veterinary Medical Technology students are benefiting from a unique partnership between Buncombe County and the Asheville Humane Society that allows the students to train in a clinic built especially for them. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100908/DC61634LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100908/DC61634LOGO) "It was a fortunate lining of the stars," said...

2010-08-18 11:48:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College hosted the North Carolina Dental Society's second-largest Missions of Mercy (MOM) free dental clinic Aug. 13 and 14, providing about $400,000 worth of care to nearly 900 people. Forty dental chairs filled A-B Tech's gym holding patients in need of fillings, extractions and other services. "This was the second-largest clinic ever held in North Carolina, and would have been the largest if we...

2010-06-08 02:00:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team from Stanford University has won the 2010 Juicy Ideas Collegiate Competition, a national contest that challenged students to create a software application using publicly available data to benefit their community. Their "Truth or Dare" entertainment app allows users to discover and research leisure activities, from places to take a date, to cookie recipes to bake, to movies available from the closest video store. Stanford narrowly...

2010-05-24 15:23:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teams from six colleges and universities across the country have qualified as finalists in the 2010 Juicy Ideas Collegiate Competition, a national contest designed to engage young adults in entrepreneurism and encourage innovation and creativity. The competition challenged students to create a software application that uses publicly available data to benefit their community. It was organized by Advantage West, the economic development...

2010-05-11 14:39:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College has entered into an agreement with FLS Energy, Inc., to have 39 thermal collectors installed on four campus buildings to provide hot water heated by solar energy. Funded by a U.S. Department of Energy appropriation from 2008 secured by U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler, the College's Global Institute for Sustainability Technology project will provide 1,885 gallons of hot water a day. The panels will be...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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