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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...

2014-06-03 23:03:44

Crew from Long® Fence will construct barricades and fencing to minimize golfer distraction and keep the tournament safe for participants and spectators. Capitol Heights, MD (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Long® Fence Co. Inc. was chosen by the United States Golf Association (USGA) to supply barricades for both the 2014 Men's and Women's U.S. Open tournaments to be held at Pinehurst Resort and County Club in North Carolina. As one of the tournament's preferred vendors, Long...

2014-05-29 23:06:56

The Sandy Creek Key Club went above and beyond for residents of Dogwood Forest senior community. (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Teenagers and senior citizens came together at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living Community this month and had a ball—literally. Local students volunteered to hold a “senior prom” for Dogwood Forest’s residents. The students are members of the Sandy Creek High School Key Club, an organization dedicated to service and leadership. The Sandy Creek chapter comes to...

2014-05-20 16:23:35

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Race 13.1 is pleased to announce that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) is now the Title and Presenting Sponsor of every Race 13.1 event in North Carolina through 2016. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Live Fearless Race 13.1 Series is one of the nation's newest half marathon racing series with each event featuring a half marathon and 5k and 10k races. "A sponsorship with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is...

2014-05-16 16:26:23

MORRISVILLE, N.C., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Standard Pacific Homes, one of the nation's leaders in homebuilding quality, today announced plans to introduce a brand new collection of single-family homes in the upscale master-planned community of Town Hall Commons. Ideally situated near Research Triangle Park, the community offers an unparalleled location and inviting floor plans designed for today's contemporary lifestyle. Home shoppers are invited to tour two well-appointed,...


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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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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