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2014-07-17 08:34:51

CARRBORO, N.C., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Town officials ratified an agreement with AT&T* to bring ultra-fast Internet access to residents and businesses in Carrboro. AT&T will provide U-verse® with AT&T GigaPower? over a fiber network with speeds capable of up to 1 gigabit per second. The agreement stemmed from a North Carolina Next Generation Network (NCNGN) initiative. The NCNGN is comprised of six cities, four leading universities, and local business leaders working to...

2014-03-12 12:27:47

20 years of stunning action footage of snowboard champion Sean White along with colleague Kevin Pearce's training accident, brain injury, and recovery DURHAM, N.C., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Central Carolina First In Families (CCFIF) is proud to announce an exclusive benefit screening of the award-winning documentary "The Crash Reel". The action-packed snowboarding film documents the life altering traumatic brain injury suffered by U.S. champion snowboarder Kevin...

2011-05-26 16:03:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Make sure your summer vacation plans includes a visit to Chapel Hill, NC. Whether you are in town for a day, a weekend getaway, or a week's vacation, there are tons of fun summertime things you just shouldn't miss. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110526/DC10013 ) In Chapel Hill, you can stroll down Franklin Street where you'll find the arts collective FRANK and the new Ackland Art Museum Store. These art shops are...

2011-01-14 13:32:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- February is for lovers and Chapel Hill hopes to romance with highly acclaimed comedy, film, food and overnight getaways. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110114/DC30451) The 11th annual North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival has grown into the largest comedy festival in the South. Acts from New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, DC, Boston, Philadelphia, and every city in between flock here to perform, network and develop as the...

2009-02-17 10:41:00

Conference on April 3-4, 2009 in Carrboro, NC will convene a range of scientists, activists, and authors from around the country to discuss the impact of pesticide use on communities, children, agricultural workers, the food supply and environment and the viability of green, fair and local-based practices that support healthy land, air, water and food. RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National, state and Triangle-based environmental, health, farm and labor groups are teaming...

2008-08-02 09:00:22

By Anna Kim, The Herald-Sun, Durham, N.C. Aug. 2--CHAPEL HILL -- A closed session held by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education Thursday evening brought an end to the search for Carrboro High School's new principal. Kelly Batten, the current assistant principal of Leesville Road High School in Wake County, was named the new principal at Carrboro. "The only thing one can say is that he would best suit the needs for the school," said Hazel Gibbs, executive director of...

2008-07-31 09:01:25

By Rob Ikoku, The Herald-Sun, Durham, N.C. Jul. 31--CARRBORO -- While Orange County residents were sweating in the late-July humidity or dodging raindrops Wednesday, the day could not have been better for 71-year-old Frankie Gray. Gray is a Carrboro resident and full-time in-home caregiver for her older brother, Ernest Sellers, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease. For her work with her brother, the Eastern N.C. Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association and the Chatham Council on Aging...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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