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2013-08-14 23:18:29

The newly reinvigorated Tint World store will be hosting a grand re-opening event on August 17th. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) August 14, 2013 Tint World, the leading window tinting and car audio automotive styling franchise, is proud to announce the grand re-opening of its Charlotte store located on 6331 South Boulevard in North Carolina. Daniel Apa, store owner and operator of Tint World Greensboro, has taken ownership of the newly reinvigorated store. Guests are encouraged to stop by the...

2013-08-12 23:22:20

The Dirty Dancing Festival was founded in 2010 in the beautiful town of Lake Lure North Carolina, where much of the classic movie Dirty Dancing was filmed. Lake Lure, NC (PRWEB) August 12, 2013 Don't miss this year's Dirty Dancing Festival at Lake Lure, August 16th -18th.(http://www.dirtydancingfestival.com). Lake Lure is where the iconic 80's movie Dirty Dancing was filmed. This beautiful man-made, 720-acre lake, which is nestled in trees and surrounded by mountains, makes...

2013-07-31 23:17:38

Charlotte area recruiter has benefitted from the best six months in the start of a new calendar year since the Great Recession. Kannapolis, NC (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Management Recruiters of Kannapolis is proud to announce they have seen their best start of a new calendar year since the Great Recession of 2008. MR Kannapolis specializes in providing comprehensive staffing services to companies that manufacture, distribute, and rent construction, power generation, and agricultural...

2013-07-05 23:01:38

Winston-Salem and High Point residents now have a place to jump as Jump-N-Fun has its grand opening. Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) July 05, 2013 Jump-N-Fun is opening a new location at Pump It Up's previous location in Greensboro. Grand opening is set for mid-July. Jump-N-Fun will have all new inflatables for kids of all ages to enjoy. As the premier locally owned and family operated indoor inflatable bounce house business, the Diaz's are proud to announce their grand opening for Triad...

2013-07-03 23:23:50

Announcing a partnership with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and Fort Mill Schools to create an all-new school website experience. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 OrthoCarolina and National Amateur Sports have announced a partnership with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and Fort Mill Schools to create an all-new school website experience. “We are thrilled to partner with National Amateur Sports” said Blair Primis, Director of Marketing at OrthoCarolina. “This new work will allow...

2013-06-28 23:27:39

Asheville's Fun Depot recognized by Asheville's Chamber of Commerce as a favorite family destination. (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 Asheville’s Fun Depot was recently featured in the Asheville Chamber of Commerce as a new and improved play center, offering fun for all ages. The article, featured on the Asheville Chamber of Commerce’s Business Blog page, highlighted many of the recent improvements at Asheville’s Fun Depot, including numerous wall murals, as well as the two story...


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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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