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2014-04-29 08:41:56

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- uBreakiFix, rated 13(th) in the 2013 INC Top 5000 List, is a consumer electronics repair company that just opened its newest franchise location in East Charlotte, NC. This uBreakiFix location boasts "while you wait" repair, industry leading quality and service, and a low price guarantee. "Our goal is to bring convenient "while you wait" repair and unmatched service to the residents of the East Charlotte area" said Rob Tarduno,...

2014-04-29 08:29:20

RALEIGH, N.C., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Band Together is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit that raises money and awareness for nonprofits. Since 2001, the organization has raised over $3 M for 13 nonprofits in the Triangle. Every year, Band Together chooses a different nonprofit partner. This year's partners are Communities In Schools of Wake County (CIS Wake) and Communities In Schools of Durham (CIS Durham). Campaign proceeds will benefit the Graduation Coach programs in Wake County and...

2014-04-18 23:01:37

Duke Energy Corporate Executive Richard “Stick” Williams to deliver keynote address at the Y’s 27th gathering for prayer and praise. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 The YMCA of Greater Charlotte is hosting its 27th Annual YMCA Community Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, April 24 in the Crown Ballroom at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The inspirational event will include a keynote address about the praise from Richard “Stick” Williams, Duke Energy Vice President of Corporate Community...

2014-04-15 23:08:55

ConsumerResearchers.org has carried out research in order to assist residents of Charlotte to choose a home security system. The analysis ranks the companies, allowing consumers to log on and refer to the resource when searching for a system to suit their requirements. Charlotte, North Carolina (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 With a population of 775,202 according to the US Census Bureau, Charlotte is largest city in North Carolina and is home to the headquarters of Wells and Fargo. However,...

2014-04-08 08:25:08

WILMINGTON, N.C., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Young students are exploring and learning about the state's barrier islands through a hands-on educational program supported by volunteers, a local nonprofit, the state, and the generosity of local businesses. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140408/PH00170-a Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140408/PH00170-b Nonprofit Masonboro.org president Richard Johnson, in partnership with North Carolina Coastal Reserve,...

2014-03-20 12:34:21

WILMINGTON, N.C., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DeWitt Carolinas, Inc. announces development of Pier 33 Apartments, a six story, $50 million luxury apartment community on Cape Fear River expected to begin construction Fall 2014 with an estimated 16 months completion time. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140320/DA86988 The proposed 300 residential units will sit atop nearly 32,000 square feet of ground floor retail space. The project is designed around revitalizing the...

2014-03-19 08:26:44

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Featuring one of the toughest, technically elite courses in the world, the fourth annual Carolina Cup is expected to attract more than 700 paddlers to Wrightsville Beach, April 23-27. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140319/PH85971-a Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140319/PH85971-b Catering to a roster of SUP professionals, the Carolina Cup is the first large international race after the winter...

2014-03-17 12:24:55

EMERALD ISLE, ATLANTIC BEACH, MOREHEAD CITY, BEAUFORT and CAPE LOOKOUT, N.C., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While throngs of families flock to mega-amusement parks this season, spending $500+ for a family to catch a glimpse of the beloved mouse with red overalls, North Carolina's Southern Outer Banks invites park-hoppers to let their real imaginations run free by experiencing countless seaside attractions under $10 at the Crystal Coast (www.crystalcoastnc.org) Families can explore the oak...

2014-03-13 23:25:28

May 30 to June 1, 2014 is Live and Learn Weekend on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The weekend includes lodging at First Colony Inn, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, dinner at Fisherman's Wharf in Wanchese, a cocktail reception and dinner at a private home on Roanoke Island, and choice of excursions including kayaking, nature walks, boat rides, and a tour of Jennette's Pier, in addition to hands-on experiments and seminars. Nags Head, NC (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Scientists from...

2014-03-10 08:21:02

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SPX Corporation (NYSE: SPW) today announced that Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Jeremy Smeltser will participate in the 2014 JP Morgan Aviation, Transportation and Industrials Conference in New York on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time. A live webcast of the event will be posted to the Investor Relations section of SPX's website (www.spx.com). A replay will be accessible on the website through Wednesday,...


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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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.