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2014-09-25 08:24:55

At its stop in North Carolina, the nation's longest-running series of trade shows for meeting planners featured sports figures, meetings-industry experts, experiential learning and fun LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Superlatives such as "wonderful," "excellent," "outstanding" and "awesome" are being used by attendees to describe Meetings Quest, which was held September 9-10 in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. "Meetings Quest in Cabarrus County was a blast! I made a lot...

2014-09-23 23:02:55

Dr. Qibin Zhang, an expert in bioanalytical chemistry, will help to oversee The University of North Carolina at Greensboro's Center for Translational Biomedical Research Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), a national research university located In the Piedmont Triad, announced today that Dr. Qibin Zhang has joined UNCG as co-director of the Center for Translational Biomedical Research (CTBR). Zhang, an expert in...

2014-09-15 23:02:21

AvidXchange to expand their corporate operations in Charlotte, North Carolina, and add over 600 jobs in Mecklenburg County. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that AvidXchange will expand its headquarters operations in Charlotte. The company plans to create 603 jobs in Mecklenburg County by the end of 2018 and invest more than $21.4 million. “AvidXchange is one of North Carolina’s great...

2014-07-16 08:30:46

Company cites critical need for strategic investment in the arts, new funding models to help sustain Charlotte's key cultural institutions, and expanded public sector partnerships CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Piedmont Natural Gas (NYSE: PNY) today announced a major gift to the THRIVE Campaign, a donor-led initiative managed through a partnership with Foundation for the Carolinas, in support of the arts and cultural sector of Charlotte. The Company's gift of...

2014-06-05 23:16:26

Clancy & Theys Construction Company has been chosen as general contractor for a new 50,000-square-foot data center that DataChambers will open on the North Carolina Research Campus. Kannapolis, NC (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 DataChambers, a North Carolina information technology company, and Castle & Cooke, Inc., the developer of the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, today announced that Clancy & Theys Construction Company has been selected as General Contractor...

2013-09-26 23:20:26

Going into the last quarter, Management Recruiters of Kannapolis follows recent trend of more full-time staff hires and the recent demand for interim contract assistance. Kannapolis, NC (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 Management Recruiters of Kannapolis has specialized in providing comprehensive staffing services to companies that manufacture, distribute and rent construction, power generation and agricultural equipment for many years. In addition to a marked increase in hiring full-time...

2013-09-19 23:18:50

Stronger partnership with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, earlier launch date and increased marketing contributed to substantial increase in minutes; participation also increased by 10%. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 Literacy in Charlotte-Mecklenburg during the summer is increasing, according to Charlotte Mecklenburg Library statistics. This year, more than 24,000 people read 21 million minutes and tracked their reading with the Library’s online summer reading program....


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • 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.'