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2012-07-14 23:01:55

Based in Morganton, NC, the office of Dr. Amy Brooks recently reached their 10 year anniversary. Within this decade, the oral surgery practice has grown steadily, providing compassionate high-quality care to patients of all ages in western North Carolina. Morganton, NC (PRWEB) July 14, 2012 With the support of numerous businesses, staff and clients, the office of Dr. Amy Brooks recently reached their 10 year anniversary. Within this decade, the oral surgery practice has grown steadily,...

2012-05-12 23:01:57

The site is the Morganton, NC-based, 10-year-old firm's first step in announcing its proprietary Website development programming code, Upstairs - technologies are invisible to the site visitor but offer the site owner thorough and easy content management, powerful SEO, multidimensional Analytics, speed, safety and reliability. Morganton, NC (PRWEB) May 12, 2012 Full-service marketing agency, VanNoppen Marketing, LLC, recently released its new new corporate Website that showcases some of its...

2008-07-31 09:01:25

By Julie N. Chang, The News Herald, Morganton, N.C. Jul. 30--MORGANTON -- An injured hiker spent 20 hours crawling in the Linville Gorge before a hiking Eagle Scout happened to find him. Jakob Holly, 30, of Asheville was hiking alone when he fell from a rock at approximately 3 p.m. on Monday. Unable to walk because the fall fractured both of his lower legs, and with little food and water, Holly tried to crawl along the trail toward his campsite. He even put his sandals under his knees...

2008-07-30 06:00:49

By Julie N. Chang, The News Herald, Morganton, N.C. Jul. 29--MORGANTON -- Cars lined up throughout Monday and Tuesday to buy gas for $3.69 per gallon at the Tobacco Barn at 1018 Old N.C. 18. The price is 30 cents below the national average last Friday ? enough to save a compact car owner at least $3 on a fill-up. The low price is no mistake, either. Tobacco Barn's owner Chad Eart said he sold gas for $4.05 last week while all the other gas stations were five cents cheaper. Despite his...

2008-07-27 09:00:24

By Sharon McBrayer, The News Herald, Morganton, N.C. Jul. 26--MORGANTON -- A drought bill now in the hands of Gov. Mike Easley doesn't include restrictions on private wells, thanks, in part, to legislators representing Burke County. Rep. Mitch Gillespie, R-McDowell/Burke, and Sen. Jim Jacumin, R-Burke/Caldwell, worked to remove a measure from the drought bill that would have allowed private wells to be metered. House Bill 2499 requires water systems to file drought-response plans with...

2008-07-27 09:00:23

By Sharon McBrayer, The News Herald, Morganton, N.C. Jul. 26--MORGANTON -- If you're going to build a well soon, you or your driller will have to visit the county offices first. A new state law that went into effect on July 1 says any new well, no matter what kind, will have to have the county's approval before, during and after it is completed. People who want to construct a well must apply to the county health department. Nathan Hall, environmental health specialist for Burke...

2008-07-16 06:00:24

By Sharon McBrayer, The News Herald, Morganton, N.C. Jul. 15--MORGANTON -- After state wildlife officials lost the first request, Burke County officials are trying again. Boaters will likely have to slow down when they near the N.C. 126 bridge on Lake James. The Burke County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution requesting a no wake zone be established around the area. The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission will have final approval, according to county...

2008-06-22 09:00:30

By Sharon McBrayer, The News Herald, Morganton, N.C. Jun. 21--MORGANTON -- A psychiatrist who recently resigned from Broughton Hospital says the hospital is a dangerous place for workers. Hospital officials deny the accusation. Dr. Shujaat Nathani started at Broughton in September 2005. He served as chief psychiatrist in the admissions unit. He resigned May 30. Nathani sent an e-mail to other employees on his last day. It says he resigned due to "safety/health concerns with the...


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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