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2014-07-11 23:08:43

US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) is releasing highly regarded data showing the increase of federal contracts in North Carolina. Currently after reviewing the federal marketplace for available solicitations, US Federal Contractor Registration has found 402 contracting opportunities/awards in the state of North Carolina. Washington D.C. (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) is releasing highly regarded data showing the increase of federal contracts in...

2014-07-11 16:23:29

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) is proud to announce the introduction of a new piece of legislation to fix the broken Medicare audit system. The Audit Improvement and Reform Act (AIR Act), H.R. 5083, sponsored by Reps. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) and John Barrow (D-Ga.), will increase transparency, education and outreach, and reward suppliers that have low error rates on audited claims. The AIR Act would apply to all MACs,...

2014-07-10 12:26:34

New Restaurant and Entertainment Venue Part of Multi-Year Expansion Plan CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carowinds, Thrill Capital of the Southeast is excited to open Harmony Hall Marketplace; a brand new dining and entertainment facility. Harmony Hall will offer a variety of unique dining options and live shows throughout the day. The venue greatly expands the choices for park guests looking to enjoy a meal, or show. "We want both thrill-seekers and their family...

2014-07-10 12:25:31

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ScentAir, the global leader in scent marketing, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Escential Limited, a leading supplier of bespoke scent marketing solutions in the UK and Ireland. Headquartered in London near Heathrow, Escential Limited was founded in 2008 in the early stages of today's booming scent marketing industry. ScentAir has acquired the entire company and intends to build on Escential's commercial success as a center of...

2014-07-10 08:29:02

OSAKA, Japan and DURHAM, N.C., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited ("Takeda") and its partner, Zinfandel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Zinfandel"), will present data during multiple poster and oral sessions at the upcoming Alzheimer's Association International Conference(®) 2014 (AAIC(®)), taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark from July 12-17, 2014. "Studies show that individuals with mild cognitive impairment--a slight, although noticeable and measurable...

2014-07-10 08:28:22

7 Members from North Carolina Representing More than 15,000 Members, Head to Capitol Hill to Stand Up for Herbalife LOS ANGELES, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Herbalife (NYSE: HLF), a leading global nutrition company, announced that today seven independent Herbalife Members from North Carolina are traveling to Washington, D.C. in support of Herbalife and the value it has brought to Members, consumers and communities for over 34 years. These seven independent Members will represent Members...

2014-07-09 23:14:23

Join the NC Sustainable Energy Association to Secure our Clean Energy Future at the 6th Annual Making Energy Work Conference on October 1-2, 2014 at the Charlotte Convention Center. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 With the ever changing energy landscape, now is the time to learn and provide insight on the different aspects of renewable energy and energy efficiency. The conference attendees will have the ability to network and engage in collaborative discussions, as well as obtain...

2014-07-09 16:29:48

RALEIGH, N.C., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Orleans Homes is excited to announce that it will be building in three new Raleigh-area communities, with homes available this summer and fall. The new communities--two offering single family homes and one featuring townhomes--reflect Orleans Homes' focus on growing its footprint in the Raleigh area. "North Carolina has always been a great market for Orleans Homes," said Mitch Sanner, Orleans' Raleigh Division President. "With these new...

2014-07-09 08:26:20

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PwC US announced today that five professionals from its Carolinas market were admitted into the firm's partnership, effective July 1, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100917/NY66894LOGO Bryan Bishop will serve as a tax partner based in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is currently on a two-year international tour of duty in London. Bishop brings over 16 years of public accounting experience to his role with over 14 of those...

2014-07-08 23:06:28

Timothy N. Taft, MD will be inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Hall of Fame at its’ Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA on Friday, July 11th. AOSSM Hall of Famers are individuals in the sports medicine community who have contributed immensely and set themselves apart from others in the field. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Timothy N. Taft, MD will be inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Hall of Fame at...


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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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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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