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Teachers Play Key Role In 'Be Active Kids' Program To Fight Childhood Obesity

Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute An innovative physical activities guide developed at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) is helping North Carolina fight childhood obesity. New research shows that when...

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2014-08-19 12:24:41

Charlotte-Based Digital Agency Celebrates Continued Growth and Transforms Brand CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Studiobanks today announced a significant brand evolution that includes a new website, logo and transformation to a new company name, Union. With the rise of mobile, social and greater digital marketing expectations, the Union rebrand reflects the agency's dramatic progression and expansion over the past several years. Once a small design firm, Studiobanks...

2014-08-19 08:23:09

First Half of $100 Million Q3 Investment in the North Carolina Solar Market Deployed CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Three new North Carolina utility-scale solar farms have begun producing power, racking up another 18.2 MW, equal to taking about 2,400 passenger vehicles off the road for the year. A significant portion of the investment responsible for the projects was managed by Washington, D.C.-based solar investment and financing firm, Sol Systems....

2014-08-18 16:24:47

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It was announced today that Iron Horse Auction Company of Rockingham, NC is conducting an online auction of the assets of Carolina Actors Studio Theater "CAST" that ends this Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 6:00pm. The auction includes theater lighting, sound equipment, wood working equipment and props. The auction is currently underway and an auction inspection will be held tomorrow, August 19(th) from 9am to 4pm onsite at 2424 North...

2014-08-18 12:28:58

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Orleans Homes, one of the nation's Top 100 Builders, is excited to announce the grand opening of its much-anticipated Trillium community in Mooresville, N.C. Trillium will include 64 single-family homesites, many with breathtaking views of Lake Norman. The community possesses a feeling of remoteness and exclusivity, while maintaining access to the everyday necessities -- many within walking distance -- and excellent Iredell County...

2014-08-18 12:22:24

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As scammers continue to target the customers of utility service providers across the country, Duke Energy is reminding its customers not to fall victim to fraudulent activity. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO "Unfortunately, we continue to receive reports across our service areas of individuals impersonating Duke Energy employees to steal money from our customers," said Gayle Lanier, Duke Energy's senior vice president of...

2014-08-17 00:20:15

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Jeffrey Langenhahn, a Con-way Freight professional truck driver based in Plover, Wisc., was named the 2014 Bendix Grand Champion at the 77th annual National Truck Driving Championships. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140523/90962 "The National Truck Driving Championships competitors are the best of the best - the safest, most skilled and most knowledgeable among professional drivers," said ATA President and CEO Bill...

2014-08-16 20:20:49

California Pro Takes 3-Ounce Lead Into Final Day COLUMBIA, S.C., Aug. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pro angler Brent Ehrler of Redlands, Calif., brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 13 pounds, 5 ounces to take the lead after day three of the Forrest Wood Cup at Lake Murray presented by Walmart. Ehrler, with a three-day total of 15 bass for 39-1, holds a 3-ounce lead over Chevy pro Bryan Thrift of Shelby, N.C., who has a three-day total of 15 bass for 38-14 in...

2014-08-16 00:20:53

North Carolina's New wins co-angler title, $50,000 COLUMBIA, S.C., Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Forty-five of the best professional bass anglers from across the country continued their four-day competition for a top cash award of $500,000 at the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, the world championship of professional bass fishing, at Lake Murray in Columbia, S.C. on Friday. Link to photo of leader Castrol pro Philip Jarabeck Link to video of co-angler Bryan New winning...

2014-08-15 20:22:43

ROCKINGHAM, N.C., Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It was announced today that the Stoneleigh Estate of former Virginia Governor Thomas B. Stanley will be on the Auction Block on September 27, 2014. The Stoneleigh Estate was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. It consists of 25 rooms and over 20,000 heated square feet. The Estate is located at 375 Edgewood Drive in Stanleytown, Virginia. It is a Tudor Revival style with fabulous gardens and scenic views...

2014-08-15 12:25:20

The American Legion will hold a town hall meeting and set up its next veterans crisis center during its 96th national convention WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion is sending a team of its experts to Charlotte, N.C., to conduct a town hall meeting and set up a Veterans Crisis Command Center (VCCC) to help veterans and family members affected by delays in medical care and benefits claims processing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Verna...


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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