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2014-07-16 12:27:52

RALEIGH, N.C., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The John Rex Endowment announces six three-year grants totaling more than $1.25 million to help municipalities in Wake County create healthier environments for children by increasing access to healthy foods and active living opportunities. Municipalities that will receive grant support include Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Knightdale, Morrisville, Raleigh and Zebulon. The grant initiatives will vary in each municipality based on local needs to...

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...

2014-07-16 08:25:34

Wahine Classic kicks off week of surf contests, camps WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On the shores of the nationally ranked surf town in some of the country's cleanest ocean waters, more than 100 female surfers from New York to Florida will compete in shortboard, longboard and standup paddleboard heats during the Wahine Classic in Wrightsville Beach, Friday through Sunday, Aug. 15-17. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140715/127254 Photo -...

2014-07-11 23:08:21

Klass Apps Inc. today announced that Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. will be joining its Board of Directors. Schaumburg, Illinois (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., entrepreneur and global business leader, educator, civil rights leader, NAACP Life Member, and author is the President of Education Online Services Corporation (EOServe Corp.). In 1993 and 1994 Dr. Chavis served as the Executive Director and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People...

2014-07-09 16:29:48

RALEIGH, N.C., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Orleans Homes is excited to announce that it will be building in three new Raleigh-area communities, with homes available this summer and fall. The new communities--two offering single family homes and one featuring townhomes--reflect Orleans Homes' focus on growing its footprint in the Raleigh area. "North Carolina has always been a great market for Orleans Homes," said Mitch Sanner, Orleans' Raleigh Division President. "With these new...

2014-06-30 23:06:18

Bold new plan to reach 20 percent goal CHARLOTTE, NC (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 During the June 25 Clinton Global Initiative conference in Denver (CGI Americas), Envision Charlotte and Duke Energy announced that Uptown Charlotte buildings have reduced energy consumption by 8.4 percent since Envision Charlotte was launched, saving businesses an estimated $10 million or more. Charlotte is among the first cities in the world to have developed a measurable program in more than 60 buildings within...

2014-06-26 20:20:24

TCOM's Center Of Excellence Will Serve As A Sensor And Platform Integration And Evaluation Facility For Persistent Surveillance Systems ELIZABETH CITY, N.C., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- TCOM, the global leader in Lighter-than-Air (LTA) technology is proud to announce the establishment of its Persistent Surveillance Solutions Center of Excellence (CoE) at the company's Manufacturing and Flight Testing Facility in Elizabeth City, NC. TCOM's Elizabeth City facility has long...

2014-06-17 23:09:53

BURKE is pleased to announce it will present A Big Heart Foundation’s Seventh Annual Toys for Tots Golf Tournament as a corporate sponsor, taking place on Monday, September 22th at Cedarwood Country Club in Charlotte, NC. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 BURKE is pleased to announce it will present A Big Heart Foundation’s Seventh Annual Toys for Tots Golf Tournament as a corporate sponsor, taking place on Monday, September 22th at Cedarwood Country Club in Charlotte, NC. The Toys...

2014-06-16 12:31:22

IRVINE, Calif., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Standard Pacific Corp. (NYSE: SPF), one of the nation's leaders in homebuilding quality, today announced the promotion of Ted McKibbin to the role of Regional President effective June 16, 2014. In this position, McKibbin will oversee the Company's Arizona, Nevada and Southern California operations. He will report to Standard Pacific Corp. Chief Executive Officer Scott Stowell. Elliot Mann, Charlotte President for Standard Pacific Homes,...

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...


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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