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2013-06-12 23:18:50

Today DataChambers announces that it plans to expand into the Charlotte market with a new data center to be built on the research campus–providing businesses across the region with hosted and cloud-based infrastructure solutions, network management, data backup and business continuity solutions. Kannapolis, N.C. (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 DataChambers, a North State Communications company that specializes in information technology services, is joining the North Carolina Research...

2013-06-10 23:22:31

The Real Estate Marketing Insider names its “Toby´s Choice” Market of the Week as Fayetteville, N.C., in response to inspiring sales numbers from the previous month, as highlighted in a recent news report in the Fayetteville Observer. Fayetteville, NC (PRWEB) June 09, 2013 The Real Estate Marketing Insider named its “Toby´s Choice” Market of the Week, a title given each week to the market outside a major city that shows the most potential for growth. This...

2013-06-06 23:24:06

AIT will be making a donation to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund for every domain registration and renewal this summer, through Labor Day, to help raise money and support the efforts of the Red Cross in Moore, Oklahoma. Fayetteville, NC (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 Advanced Internet Technologies, Inc. (AIT.com), a North Carolina company, unveiled this week that they will be making a donation to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund for every domain registration and renewal over the summer, through...


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
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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