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2014-10-30 12:31:24

Our Towns Habitat for Humanity and Habitat for Humanity of Iredell County Announce Plans to Strengthen Impact on Communities by Joining Forces CORNELIUS, N.C., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Our Towns Habitat for Humanity seeks to put God's love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. In an effort to serve more families in need and extend its current communities served (Mooresville, Davidson, Huntersville and Cornelius), Our Towns...

2014-10-29 08:26:23

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- City of Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter today proclaimed Charlotte as a "Smart City," naming Envision Charlotte as a leading example data and technology program. The Smart City designation recognizes the City's ongoing efforts to use technology and data to implement sustainable initiatives that help grow Charlotte's economy, improve delivery of its services and improve the quality of life for Charlotte residents, businesses and...

2014-10-28 16:20:52

Driven Brands CIO and Meineke EVP Danny Rivera Assumes New Role CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Meineke Car Care Centers, a leading automotive aftermarket franchisor in the world, today announced the appointment of Danny Rivera, a digitally driven executive, as the brand's new president. A tech-savvy executive, Rivera brings more than 12 years of experience to the table. He has served as Driven Brands' chief information officer since 2012 and most recently served as...

2014-10-14 08:20:56

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Direct ChassisLink, Inc. is pleased to announce that Mr. Michael Wells has joined DCLI as Vice President of Operations, reporting to Chief Operating Officer Ron Joseph. Mike has extensive operations experience. He most recently served as the Executive VP of Operations of Cardinal Logistics Management. Mike has spent his career in the transportation industry and will be a great addition to the DCLI management team. Mike graduated from...

2014-10-09 08:25:08

4th Annual North Carolina Surf to Sound Challenge, October 31-November 2, presented by the Wrightsville Beach Paddle Club WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C., Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nationally and internationally ranked standup paddlers share the water with amateurs and families traveling to Wrightsville Beach - the tiny town ranked among the top surf destinations in the country by National Geographic - for the North Carolina Surf to Sound Challenge, October 31 through November 2. Photo...

2014-10-08 12:22:30

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sixty Duke Energy line technicians will vie for "best in world" titles at the International Lineman's Rodeo Oct. 18 at the National Agricultural Hall of Fame in Bonner Springs, Kan. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO The rodeo attracts the best linemen from around the world competing in events that test job-related skills. The competition, now in its 31(st) year, includes events such as 40-foot pole climbs, simulated...

2014-10-07 23:11:41

Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that DPx Holdings and its business unit Patheon, a leading provider of contract development and commercial manufacturing services to the global pharmaceutical industry, will expand its operations in Pitt County. Greenville, NC (PRWEB) October 07, 2014 Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that DPx Holdings and its business unit Patheon, a leading...

2014-10-07 12:22:09

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's research in unmanned aerial systems (UAS) may soon provide a means for early detection and mitigation of fires in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, a nearly 50,000-square-acre region centered on the Virginia-North Carolina border. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA's Langley Research Center, in nearby Hampton, Virginia, has signed a one-year agreement with the Department of the...

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...

2014-09-16 16:26:31

Partnership Will Provide More Than 300,000 Meals Over Three Years in Charlotte CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Charlotte Hornets announced today that the organization has teamed up with Food Lion on a multi-year, multi-faceted partnership that establishes Food Lion Feeds as the Official Hunger Relief Partner of the Charlotte Hornets. The two organizations tipped off the partnership this afternoon at Highland Renaissance Academy in Charlotte, N.C., by distributing...


Latest Geography of North Carolina Reference Libraries

Banker Horse
2014-04-02 11:37:32

The banker horse is a breed of feral horse that can be found in the Outer Banks area of North Carolina. This breed is a descendant of the Spanish horse and the foundation stock is thought to have been brought to the America’s during the 16th century. It is thought that these horses may have become feral after surviving shipwrecks or after being abandoned during exploration or settlement expeditions. Although these horses roam free, they are not true wild horses because they are descended...

Neuse River waterdog, Necturus lewisi
2014-02-06 09:16:52

The Neuse River waterdog (Necturus Lewisi) is a species of mudpuppy. A member of the Proteidae family, this aquatic salamander is native to North Carolina. The species is found only in the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico Rivers. During the daytime the Neuse River waterdog can be found in the backwaters, off the main current of the rivers. They prefer rich and sandy or muddy areas. Retreats are commonly built during this time. Using its snout as a shovel, the salamander will arrange sand and gravel...

Pisgah National Forest
2014-01-20 10:02:04

Pisgah National Forest is located in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina. It’s administered by the United States Forest Service, part of the United States Department of Agriculture. The forest is entirely contained within the boundaries of North Carolina. It is managed together with the other 3 North Carolina National Forests, Nantahala, Croatan, and Uwharrie, from common headquarters that are located in Asheville, North Carolina. The local ranger district offices can be...

Nantahala National Forest
2013-11-21 13:00:00

Nantahala National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in North Carolina. The forest holds 531,270 acres of land and water that is divided into three ranger districts known as The Cheoah Ranger District, the Nantahala Ranger District, and the Tusquitee Ranger District, all of which were named with words from the Cherokee language. The national forest itself was given the name Nantahala, which means "Land of the Noonday Sun" in Cherokee. The Cheoah Ranger District of...

Croatan National Forest
2013-10-14 10:49:56

Croatan National Forest is located in the state of North Carolina in the United States and is managed by the United States Forest Service. This national forest holds 159,885 acres of coastal lands and is bordered by the Bogue Sound, White Oak River, and the Neuse River on three of its sides. It is located near the cities of Morehead City and New Bern. This forest is managed alongside three other national forests, including Pisgah and Uwharrie national forests. It holds four designated...

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