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2011-04-04 00:00:28

CountrySwapMeet.com, the Internet-based Online Classifieds site, allows local communities to sell and buy items that are tailored to their local needs. This service is offered at NO cost to buyers and sellers in an effort to make goods and services available to underserved communities in rural North Carolina and West Virginia. Cary, NC (PRWEB) April 2, 2011 CountrySwapMeet.com [http://www.CountrySwapMeet.com , a service provided by Country Swap Meet LLC, is offering a free classifieds...

2009-10-06 10:43:00

BADIN, N.C., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcoa Power Generating Inc. (APGI), a subsidiary of Alcoa Inc., responded to an unprecedented effort by N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue to seize control of its privately-owned hydropower business along the Yadkin River by filing a formal response with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Monday. In a September 18 filing, Gov. Perdue asked FERC to ignore its long-standing rules and regulations, disregard the findings of the state's own...

2009-08-07 12:22:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The N.C. House voted in overwhelming numbers to reject an unprecedented and costly government takeover of Alcoa's hydroelectric business along the Yadkin River in central North Carolina. Senate Bill 967, sponsored by Sen. Fletcher Hartsell, failed in a floor vote by a wide margin, 66-39, with bipartisan support. "Legislators sent a clear message that they do not support the taking of private business. The more they learned about this issue, it...

2009-07-28 17:05:00

RALEIGH, N.C., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- A legislative bid to pursue a government takeover of Alcoa's Yadkin Hydroelectric Project was thwarted by a N.C. House committee today. The Water Resources and Infrastructure Committee voted 8-6 against allowing Senate Bill 967 to move forward. "We applaud the committee for standing up for private property rights and voting against an unprecedented government takeover that could have cost North Carolina $500 million or more," said Gene Ellis, a...

2009-03-27 08:29:00

N.C. Water Rights Committee Commends Senate Majority And Minority Leaders For Supporting Measure Benefiting State's Economic And Environmental Future RALEIGH, N.C., March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The N.C. Water Rights Committee (www.ncwaterrights.org) is commending the filing March 25 of Senate Bill 967 for the creation of the Yadkin River Trust by its sponsor, state Sen. Fletcher L. Hartsell, Jr. (R-Cabarrus), and co-sponsors N.C. Senate Majority Leader Tony Rand (D-Cumberland) and...

2009-03-26 10:32:00

Proposed bill in the N.C. General Assembly would forcibly seize hydropower business along the Yadkin River, costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars BADIN, N.C., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcoa Power Generating Inc. (APGI) said today that efforts by elected officials in North Carolina to forcibly seize its privately-owned hydropower business would cost North Carolina taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars and harm the state's "business friendly" reputation. Sen. Fletcher L....

2009-01-06 09:07:00

STANLY COUNTY, N.C., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The N.C. Water Rights Committee ( www.ncwaterrights.org ) is announcing the release of the State Trust Concept, a document that outlines how the State of North Carolina can establish a Trust with respect to the ownership and management of the Yadkin Hydroelectric Project on behalf of North Carolina citizens. This process will obtain and secure the license issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the Project currently held...

2008-08-22 15:00:25

CLEARY BROOKS HIGH POINT -- Mrs. Wanda Geneva Cleary Brooks, 83, died Monday, August 18, 2008. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, August 22, at Full Gospel Freewill Holiness Church in Thomasville, N.C. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Old Roaring River Baptist Church Cemetery in Traphill, N.C. Arrangements by J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home. (c) 2008 Greensboro News Record. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-14 00:00:44

The Guilford County Department of Public Health is holding back- to-school immunization clinics for children and college students. The first clinic was Tuesday. Additional clinics will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 12, 19 and 26 at two locations: 1100 E. Wendover Ave. in Greensboro and 501 E. Green Drive in High Point. Call 641-5563 in Greensboro or 845-7699 in High Point to schedule an appointment. The health department requires a birth certificate, social security card and current...

2008-08-11 12:00:27

WINSTON-SALEM -- Mr. James "Howard" Hester, 90, passed away on Friday, August 8, 2008, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 11, in Wallburg Baptist Church. Burial will follow the service, in Wallburg Church cemetery. Arrangements are by J. C. Green & Sons Funeral Home. (c) 2008 Greensboro News Record. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.