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2014-07-30 08:23:14

CONCORD, N.C., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It was announced today that Iron Horse Auction Company, Inc. of Rockingham, N.C. will conduct an online only auction of Doug Herbert Performance Parts Inventory starting on August 1, 2014 at 8:00 am and ending on August 6(th) & 7(th) 2014 at 2:00 pm both days. The auction will include Shop Equipment, Tools, Cabinets, Tool Chests, Shop Fixtures, Parts, Inventory, Race Car and More. The auction will be held online only. The Items are...

2014-07-29 16:22:28

MENTOR, Ohio, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gas Natural Inc. (NYSE MKT: EGAS) ("Gas Natural" or the "Company"), a holding company operating local natural gas utility companies serving approximately 73,000 customers in seven states, today announced that the utility regulators in Maine and North Carolina have agreed not to seek a change in the Company's current market-based rate structures in those states. Mr. Gregory J. Osborne, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gas Natural,...

2014-07-29 08:29:18

The online game about homelessness created for Urban Ministries of Durham in 2011 goes mobile in 2014 DURHAM, N.C., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Urban Ministries of Durham (UMD), the nonprofit behind a game about surviving homelessness, and its ad agency McKinney announce that SPENT can now be played on phones and tablets. Launched in February 2011, SPENT continues to be played by millions of people in hundreds of countries. This and the fact that more and more people worldwide are using Web...

2014-07-29 08:27:33

RALEIGH, N.C., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Massey Consulting (http://www.masseyconsulting.net/) has been selected by the Carolina Hurricanes to implement cloud-based Intacct Financial Accounting, the company announced today. The Carolina Hurricanes will use Intacct to track the financials of the franchise, each home game, as well as other entertainment events held at PNC Arena. The Carolina Hurricanes accounting team selected Intacct Financial Accounting over other accounting...

2014-07-29 08:21:56

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The UNC-IDB Strategic Studies Fellows Program (SSFP) recognized this year's class with a July 25, 2014 graduation ceremony at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC. Colonel Ronald P. Clark, the Deputy Director of Strategy, Plans and Policy in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army, was the keynote speaker. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140729/130703 The UNC-IDB SSFP is administered by the...

2014-07-28 12:31:03

Leaders in education and seasoned WebAssign users align to support the future of education technology in the classroom RALEIGH, N.C., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WebAssign, a leading provider of online instructional tools for faculty and students, today announced the creation of the Faculty Advisory Board, an initiative supporting education technology and student learning. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130906/CL75373LOGO The Faculty Advisory Board unites a...

2014-07-28 12:26:17

Leading Authority on Health and Fitness Acquires All Twenty-Three Locations in Cities throughout Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina DALLAS, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold's Gym, the world's leading authority on health and fitness, announced today that it has signed a new deal to acquire The Rush Fitness Complex - a regional gym chain boasting 23 clubs in communities including Knoxville, TN, Chattanooga, TN, Dalton, GA, Greenville, SC, Asheville, NC and the...

2014-07-28 08:29:52

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA), the leading advocacy organization representing Medicaid managed care organizations, congratulates North Carolina's Senate for approving on second reading a real Medicaid reform plan that will deliver coordinated, high quality care to the needy in The Tar Heel State while providing much needed budget predictability for state taxpayers. North Carolina's yearly Medicaid budget is now over $13...

2014-07-28 08:24:57

RALEIGH, N.C., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy Progress and the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency (NCEMPA) announced today that both companies' boards of directors have approved an agreement for Duke Energy Progress to purchase the Power Agency's ownership in certain generating assets. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO NCEMPA currently maintains partial ownership interest in several Duke Energy Progress plants, including Brunswick Nuclear...

2014-07-24 23:12:35

Cannabis Professional University is holding an educational symposium in Charlotte, North Carolina on August 3. The keynote speaker will be medical marijuana researcher Dr. Suzanne Sisely. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 The North Carolina Cannabis Patients Network has invited Cannabis Professional University (http://cannaprou.org/) to hold a seminar in Charlotte, North Carolina on August 3 at the Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel. With the passage and signing of House Bill 1220, North...


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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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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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