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2014-09-02 20:22:33

Belk, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders launch partnership with fashion, store appearances and giving back DALLAS, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Belk, the nation's largest family owned and operated department store company, is the official style destination of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. Belk is prominently featured in this season of Country Music Television's (CMT) popular reality series DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS: MAKING THE TEAM. Episode five of the reality series airs Friday,...

2014-08-19 16:21:15

CARTHAGE, Mo., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Tentative agreement reached to settle U.S. polyurethane foam direct purchaser class portion of antitrust cases for $39.8 million (pre-tax) -- 3Q EPS impact expected to be approximately $.18 per share -- The company denies all allegations, but has settled to avoid the uncertainty, expense and distraction of litigation -- Apart from this charge, Leggett reiterated its 2014 EPS guidance issued in July...

2014-08-14 12:24:49

13th Annual Belk Bowl kicks off on Dec. 30 in Charlotte, N.C. CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Belk Bowl is thrilled to announce the Grammy Award winner Miranda Lambert will be the featured act at the 2014 Belk Bowl this coming December. The 13th annual Belk Bowl will kick off at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 30 at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. and will feature a matchup of the Southeastern Conference and the Atlantic Coast Conference....

2014-05-08 12:25:28

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Belk, the nation's largest family owned and operated department store company, today announced its official sponsorship of the Southeastern Conference and the SEC Network, a new multiplatform national network devoted to the conference and operated by ESPN. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130527/CL21077LOGO With the new relationship, Belk will be the official retail department store of the SEC, giving the company exclusive access to...

2014-05-06 12:27:46

Three-year agreement includes fashion, endorsements and store appearances DALLAS, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Belk, the nation's largest family owned and operated department store company, today announced a three-year partnership agreement with the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders (DCC). The agreement includes endorsements, appearances, and numerous co-branded marketing initiatives. In the month of October, Belk will also be the exclusive provider of the iPromise clothing line for the...

2014-04-14 16:25:38

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Belk, Inc. has announced that the company, and its associates, customers and vendors contributed more than $20.9 million to local communities in the fiscal year ending February 1, 2014. Of the total amount, Belk corporate dollars funded $7.3 million to more than 250 nonprofit organizations, with a focus on education, breast cancer research and awareness, and community strengthening. The remainder of the funding includes associate, vendor and...

2014-03-26 08:31:57

Crown & Ivy Collection Includes Colorful Tops, Tanks, Dresses, Jackets and More CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Belk, Inc. has just debuted Crown & Ivy, a new and exclusive line of women's clothing inspired by feminine grace and Southern charm. This lifestyle brand is perfect for the modern, Southern woman and is full of vivid, fresh and chic pieces that can be mixed and matched in countless combinations to help busy women achieve effortless everyday style....

2014-03-17 08:26:58

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Belk today announced the winners of the company's 2014 Southern Musician Showcase. Chosen from more than 2,000 submissions, the six winners will receive a cash prize as well as an opportunity to perform at a Belk sponsored/Live Nation amphitheater in Dallas, Birmingham, Raleigh, Atlanta or Charlotte. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140317/MM83883 Other prizes include a performance wardrobe and stylist provided by Belk, and an...

2014-02-25 16:29:22

Belk Brings More Than 25 Years' Experience in Strategic Philanthropy, Corporate Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Judy Belk will lead The California Wellness Foundation as its next president and CEO, effective April 7, 2014, announced Barbara C. Staggers, M.D., M.P.H., chair of the Foundation's Board of Directors. Belk is currently senior vice president of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, a position she has held since...

2014-02-11 08:33:05

Mobile unit served more than 4,500 women, detected 14 cases of cancer CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center is celebrating its one-year anniversary of saving lives by providing convenient and affordable access to mammograms. In its first year, the mobile unit performed more than 4,500 mammograms during its visits to Belk stores throughout the Southeast that resulted in 14 cancer diagnoses....


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'