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2014-07-17 12:29:34

First three-year agreement for this category is indicative of growing demand for electronic hand hygiene monitoring systems among U.S. hospitals CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DebMed has been awarded a group purchasing agreement in the Hand Hygiene Monitoring Systems category with Premier, Inc. Effective October 1, 2014, the new three-year agreement allows healthcare organizations that are Premier members access to the DebMed Group Monitoring System(TM) (GMS). The DebMed GMS...

2014-07-17 08:34:51

CARRBORO, N.C., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Town officials ratified an agreement with AT&T* to bring ultra-fast Internet access to residents and businesses in Carrboro. AT&T will provide U-verse® with AT&T GigaPower? over a fiber network with speeds capable of up to 1 gigabit per second. The agreement stemmed from a North Carolina Next Generation Network (NCNGN) initiative. The NCNGN is comprised of six cities, four leading universities, and local business leaders working to...

2014-07-16 12:27:52

RALEIGH, N.C., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The John Rex Endowment announces six three-year grants totaling more than $1.25 million to help municipalities in Wake County create healthier environments for children by increasing access to healthy foods and active living opportunities. Municipalities that will receive grant support include Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Knightdale, Morrisville, Raleigh and Zebulon. The grant initiatives will vary in each municipality based on local needs to...

2014-07-16 08:30:46

Company cites critical need for strategic investment in the arts, new funding models to help sustain Charlotte's key cultural institutions, and expanded public sector partnerships CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Piedmont Natural Gas (NYSE: PNY) today announced a major gift to the THRIVE Campaign, a donor-led initiative managed through a partnership with Foundation for the Carolinas, in support of the arts and cultural sector of Charlotte. The Company's gift of...

2014-07-16 08:25:34

Wahine Classic kicks off week of surf contests, camps WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On the shores of the nationally ranked surf town in some of the country's cleanest ocean waters, more than 100 female surfers from New York to Florida will compete in shortboard, longboard and standup paddleboard heats during the Wahine Classic in Wrightsville Beach, Friday through Sunday, Aug. 15-17. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140715/127254 Photo -...

2014-07-15 23:12:24

Shanita Brown of Raleigh, NC has been selected as an NBCC MFP Fellow. Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), recently selected Shanita Brown of Raleigh, NC, for the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program (NBCC MFP). As an NBCC MFP Fellow, Ms. Brown will receive funding and training to support her education and facilitate her service to underserved minority populations. The...

2014-07-15 23:12:11

Grand Opening Event and Preview Scheduled for July 22 Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 WHAT: Saber Healthcare Group, a leader in skilled nursing and assisted living care, will hold a grand opening event on July 22 to celebrate Steele Creek Crossings, a new assisted living facility in Charlotte, NC. The event offers an opportunity for facility tours and interviews regarding Saber Healthcare’s entrance into the Charlotte market, which means local residents now have access to the latest...

2014-07-15 23:10:50

Faith Based Video Content is Delivered Directly to Campus Locations Raleigh NC (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Microspace is always excited about providing satellite service for new and underserved markets and are pleased to announce a recent addition—Experience Life Church Microspace has a long history, over a decade, of working with faith-based media. Currently Microspace delivers content to over 3,000 radio stations nationwide. “We are very excited to add Experience Life Church to our...

2014-07-15 23:05:07

NDB Advisory announces a comprehensive expansion of PCI DSS consulting services for North Carolina merchants and service providers that will now include operational, technical, and security products for the ever-expanding and growing Payment Card Industry compliance mandates. From policy and procedure writing, to Level 1 onsite assessments – and more – NDB Advisory is a full-service compliance firm for today’s demanding North Carolina businesses. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) July 15, 2014...

2014-07-15 23:01:01

The only waterproof outdoor lights available on the market have been introduced in an Effort to Reduce Fires and Fatalities During the Holiday Season. Smyrna, North Carolina (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 "Each year, about 150 home fires occur due to outdoor holiday lights, resulting in an average of 8 deaths, 14 injuries and $8.5 million in property damages. Usually fire is the result of electrical failures or malfunctions with the lights," according to Dr. Joseph Mercola, New York...


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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.