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2014-12-18 16:26:27

North Carolina's Leadership Charter School takes off! Thunderbird Preparatory Academy announces 77-acre permanent site for 2016/17 school year. CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec.

2014-12-18 08:31:59

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec.

2014-12-18 08:31:06

ParrotUncle Features a Wide Variety of Lamps for the Living Room, Bedroom, Home Office and More CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Dec.

2014-12-18 08:22:41

Strengthening Couche-Tard's Position in Attractive Southeastern and Gulf Coast United States LAVAL, QC and CARY, NC, Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

2014-12-17 16:21:08

Food Logistics Magazine Highlights Most Robust Transportation Technology Solutions HICKORY, N.C., Dec.

2014-12-17 12:32:42

North Carolina company saves schools money, sets the standard for quality in education technology RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Dec.

2014-12-17 08:28:22

Three Patient Recruitment Veterans Now on One Team KENNESAW, Ga. and RALEIGH, N.C., Dec.

2014-12-16 23:09:01

Using their state motto, Esse quam videri--to be rather than to seem--as a springboard, Futurist Jack Uldrich will address the 2014 North

2014-12-16 23:06:17

Holt Elementary Language Academy employs VIF’s Passport Global School model to provide students the opportunity to “travel the world” as they progress from kindergarten to fifth grade.

2014-12-16 23:02:51

Continuing its strong solar progress, North Carolina installed 95 megawatts (MW) of solar PV in Q3, more than all the solar installed in the state in 2010 and 2011 combined and enough to rank


Latest North Carolina Reference Libraries

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
2014-05-27 15:19:19

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an American National Park located in the two states of North Carolina and Tennessee. The Great Smoky Mountains, from which the park received its name, are part of a small section of the Appalachian Mountain chain known as the Blue Ridge Mountains. The park holds 522,419 acres of federally protected land and was established in 1934, although Congress had sanctioned the development of the park in 1926. It is known as the first park to be funded in part...

Aptostichus stephencolberti
2014-04-07 14:17:32

Aptostichus stephencolberti is a species of trapdoor spider named after the American satirist Stephen Colbert. The spider was discovered on the coastline of California in 2007. This species can be found on coastal dunes that extend from the Big Sur region to the San Francisco peninsula at Point Lobos and Golden Gate. Compared to the closely related species such as Aptostichus angelinajolieae, Aptostichus stephencolberti is lighter in coloration.  The male holotype and the female paratype...

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...

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...

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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.