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2014-01-23 23:02:25

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department announced Wednesday that crime in the city dropped 5.5 percent in 2013. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, an NDI Recognition Systems (NDI-RS) customer, announced Wednesday that crime in the city dropped 5.5 percent in 2013. Chief Rodney Monroe credits the department’s Real Time Crime Center (RTCC), which opened last March and monitors more than a hundred NDI-RS automatic license plate...

2014-01-20 23:01:02

Health System launches community campaign to screen for significant killers. Winston-Salem, NC (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 This week, Novant Health launches its campaign in the community to screen 500,000 people this year in inpatient, outpatient and community settings to personally evaluate their risk factors for developing diabetes, heart disease and stroke. The system anticipates providing over 25,000 A1C blood tests this year in addition to providing screenings for high blood pressure...

2014-01-08 08:25:15

In a world growing increasingly mobile, Southern Shores Realty, a family owned vacation rental business is turning up the dial on convenience. SOUTHERN SHORES, N.C., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's no surprise. Many of you reading this right now may very well be on a mobile device accessing the Internet. Since the early 2000s, mobile Internet usage and adoption as a point of purchase has been growing exponentially. Notably in the hotel industry, many corporations and online...

2013-12-31 23:24:57

Top-rated birding and nature tour company, Naturalist Journeys, announces a spring birding and nature tour to one of America’s scenic wonders, the fabled Blue Ridge Mountains. Charlotte, North Carolina (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 Naturalist Journeys, a top Nature Tour Company, announces their Spring Blue Ridge Mountains Guided Birding Tour, led by Doug Pratt, who has been fascinated with the region since he was a young boy. “My family loved camping,” Pratt explains, “and every...

2013-12-31 23:01:20

Triangle Premier Properties releases new website in Cary, NC designed to improve online home search issues. Cary, NC (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 Raleigh Triangle Premier Properties and one of their standout agents Aletha Burch are seeking to improve online home search. “So many real estate websites are lacking. They aren't easy to use, load slowly or the website is so generic you aren't sure the content is relevant,” explains Burch. “After a great deal of listening to our...

2013-12-16 23:03:25

Southern Shores Realty, The Longest Operating Outer Banks Vacation Rental Company, Reports Near 300% Revenue Growth on Black Friday. Southern Shores, NC (PRWEB) December 16, 2013 In a rental promotion first of it’s kind on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, stakes were high and expectations unknown. Southern Shores Realty, the premier vacation rental agency along North Carolina’s Outer Banks, held its first ever Black Friday sale on November 29, 2013. Proposition for the sale came...


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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