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2009-06-29 16:56:46

The North Carolina family of a man who died in 1995 said the deceased has received his second post-mortem jury duty summons. Robin Lecin said a jury duty notice for her father, Irving Lecin, arrived Friday at her Greensboro home, which belonged to the patriarch before his death, the Greensboro News & Record reported Monday. Sue Polinsky, another of Lecin's daughters, said she and her sister tried to have her father's name purged from the jury rolls after he was summoned for duty two weeks...

2009-04-01 10:59:00

GREENSBORO, N.C., April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI) announced that it has closed on the sale and received $9 million in proceeds related to its 50% ownership interest in Yihua Unifi Fibre Industry Co., Ltd., the Company's joint venture with Sinopec Yizheng Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd. ("YCFC"). Unifi will continue to service customers in Asia through Unifi Textiles Suzhou Co., Ltd. ("UTSC"), a wholly-owned subsidiary based in Suzhou, China, that is dedicated to the...

2009-02-17 09:00:00

Scientific model predicts success or failure based on human motivators GREENSBORO, N.C., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Home buying, the iPod and Las Vegas are among those that will benefit in the current economic climate, according to a predictive model developed by Stealing Share, http://www.stealingshare.com. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/stealingshare/36816/ Those successes are among the 25 predictions based on the Comprehensive Model for Persuasive...

2009-02-02 10:54:00

GREENSBORO, N.C., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lorillard Tobacco Company has agreed to donate $1 million to the International Civil Rights Center and Museum to commemorate the unique role that Greensboro played in advancing the civil rights movement. The Center will be located in the original F.W. Woolworth building on downtown Greensboro's Elm Street and will honor the sit-in of February 1, 1960 that took place there, and other civil rights accomplishments. The donation is part of an...

2009-01-28 11:29:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHLBank Atlanta) announced today that it will award $3.6 million to fund 9 affordable housing developments in Alabama. The funding is part of more than $43 million FHLBank Atlanta will award in ten states to create or preserve 4,514 units of affordable housing. FHLBank Atlanta will award the funds as part of its 2008 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) offering. Local community developers, in partnership with FHLBank...

2009-01-05 09:13:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- PRstore and ActionCOACH's Craig Allison have teamed up to form a group that will help business owner's work "on" their business instead of "in" their business. Starting in January PRstore will host ProfitClub, an introductory coaching opportunity for small to medium sized business owners. The mission of ProfitClub is to help small business owners build their business, build their network, build their knowledge and, ultimately, their profit....

2008-12-18 11:39:07

A mother in Trinity, N.C., says her family home has 61 Christmas trees, each of which is decorated with a different theme. Bren Knox said her home's Christmas trees began to multiply 11 years ago when her daughter requested a tree in her bedroom to help her sleep while Knox was out of town, WFMY-TV, Greensboro, N.C., said Wednesday. During the ensuing years, Knox said she added tree after tree to the home and began creating themes for each of the holiday items. Among the themes featured in...

2008-12-12 15:22:41

A North Carolina man who was shot in the thigh Friday at first blamed his cat and then himself. Charlie Busick of Eden told sheriff's deputies that he had left his .45-caliber pistol on a love seat, the Greensboro News & Record reported. He said that the cat jumped on the seat and landed on the pistol, setting it off. But he later denied the cat was responsible. Instead, he said, that he put his hand down on the seat for balance while he was standing up, landing on the gun. Busick called...

2008-12-05 06:00:00

GREENSBORO, N.C., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired by a chance meeting between an artist and a homeless man, the Honor Card program has raised more than $2.3 million for homelessness in North Carolina since William Mangum's participation began 20 years ago. The 2008 Holiday Honor Card features the painting "First Light" by Mangum, depicting a tranquil scene of a homeless person entering to worship in solitude at St. John's Chapel in the mountain village of Valle Crucis. Honor Cards are...

2008-10-29 09:00:16

GREENSBORO, N.C., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Is there a doctor in the house? Yes, there is, thanks to the sponsorship of Lorillard Tobacco Company. Families throughout the country who'd love to have the help and advice of a real doctor when it comes to communicating an anti-smoking message to kids can now have electronic access to Dr. Michael Popkin, psychologist and founder of Active Parenting Publishers and author of video-based parenting education programs. Parents can plug into two new...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.