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2011-07-05 13:20:00

CARE Plastic Surgery and Dr. Brian Coan, Plastic Surgeon of Durham, NC have been honored with a recognition by Durham Magazine in its selection of "Best Of Durham." DURHAM, N.C., July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Announcing a special recognition appearing in the June, 2011 issue of Durham Magazine published by Shannon Media, Inc. The organization was selected for the following honor: Best Of Durham CARE Plastic Surgery and Dr. Brian Coan, Plastic Surgeon's spokesperson, Tica Lema,...

2011-06-03 07:30:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VR Mergers & Acquisitions of Charlotte, N.C. has just completed the sale of Lee's Nursery, a nursery and landscaping business located in Rock Hill, SC. In business for over 30 years, Lee's Nursery sells and distributes a wide selection of nursery products including home grown perennials and annuals, trees, shrubs and plants. "Significant buyer interest in the business resulted in a quick sale," notes Trevor Crocker, Senior Associate at VR...

2011-05-16 17:08:04

Decades after the pit closures, coalfield communities still face significant health problems and economic difficulties, according to new research. A Durham University-led study shows that health problems including long term limiting illnesses such as chronic arthritis, asthma and back problems, are significantly more likely in some of these areas. However, the results, published in the Journal, Health and Place, also reveal that some less deprived coalfield areas are faring relatively well in...

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2011-05-16 09:20:26

Swamp was once a refuge for Indigenous Americans, runaway slaves and others It's the year 1800. You're a slave in southeast Virginia. You manage to escape. Your freedom is only going to last as long as you can hide. Where do you go? Would you believe the Great Dismal Swamp? According to Dan Sayers, assistant professor of anthropology and an historical archaeologist at American University, that's exactly where you could have gone for immediate sanctuary. "There are interesting parallels. What...

2011-04-19 06:00:00

Company to break ground on future 107±-acre auction site on June 10, 2010 RALEIGH-DURHAM, NC, April 19 /PRNewswire/ - After more than 10 years of service at its current site in Statesville, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE and TSX: RBA), the world's largest industrial auctioneer, officially closed on the property that will become the Company's 107±-acre permanent auction site north of Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina last week. Construction of a...

2011-04-05 09:00:00

Former Durham Office Relocates to Raleigh to Better Assist in RMF's Advancements BALTIMORE, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- RMF Engineering announced today the relocation of its Durham, NC office, to Raleigh, NC, effective Friday, April 1, a move that will support the firm's continued growth. RMF has signed a lease for class A office space, located in the Brier Creek Community, part of American Asset Corporation's mixed-use development, which includes retail, commercial and...

2011-03-22 07:15:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To commemorate and amplify the countless contributions of Hispanic women, two Charlotte, North Carolina residents, Deborah Aguiar-Velez and Raquel Velez, launched Escuchame.org. The nationally recognized Latina engineers and mother and daughter team created Escuchame (Spanish for "Listen up!") as an effort to organize, showcase, and promote Latinas as experts at the national and international levels. The site is fully bilingual in English and...

2011-03-03 09:37:00

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Window Nation, one of the nation's top remodeling companies, has entered the Charlotte market, seeing the Charlotte area as a promising place for home renovations. The company has opened a showroom at 15905 Brookway Drive in Huntersville that features full-size displays of name-brand vinyl, fiberglass and wood windows. It offers thousands of options for replacement windows, allowing customers to easily match the shape, size and color of...

2011-03-01 07:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carolinas AGC (CAGC) announces that effective March 1, 2011, Danny Shealy, former Director of Construction for the South Carolina Department of Transportation, will be the liaison for CAGC's Highway Division members to the South Carolina Department of Transportation. Mr. Shealy has a long history with CAGC's highway members and has said that he is "excited to be able to continue his relationship with the SC contracting community and...

2011-01-31 09:15:00

HICKORY, N.C., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hickory Springs, one of the nation's leading suppliers of components to the furniture industry, understands the importance of a solid foundation for the good of the environment. Today the company announced a nationwide search for school and community-based teams to compete in "EarthCare Challenge II." The contest asks America to show how environmental education is inspiring students of all ages to lead green initiatives in communities...


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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