Latest North Carolina Stories

2014-06-18 23:14:23

Immerse yourself into the world of Foosball. New Potato Technologies, an innovator and developer of app-enabled accessories, redefines the idea of playing Foosball this World Cup season with a Viniculture approach to Classic Match Foosball: Foosball is like a fine wine. Wilmington, North Carolina (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 This dynamic accessory provides the player the ability to play foosball in a way that austere software-only Foosball emulation apps do not. With eight smooth functional 2...

2014-06-18 23:08:13

A panel of judges determined the finalists, and now it is up to Turketarians everywhere to vote for Butterball® Cookbook Plus™ for the first-ever Tabby Awards Users’ Choice Award. Garner, N.C. (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Butterball, LLC is pleased to announce that its top-rated cooking app, Butterball® Cookbook Plus, has been named a finalist in the annual Tabby Awards global competition for the best consumer tablet apps. Competing with more than 200 iPad and Android apps from...

2014-06-18 23:07:45

Global Gateway resources offered to benefit international education collaborations. Chapel Hill, N.C. (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 VIF International Education, the leading provider of global education programs for K-12 schools, announced last week that it will provide access to professional development and curriculum resources in support of international education collaborations established through the North Carolina-Moldova Partnership, an initiative of the state of North Carolina. North...

2014-06-18 16:26:18

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Nations projects that by 2050, we'll have nine billion people in the world. Those additional 1.8 billion people will need to eat. Where will all that food come from? It's a question that North Carolina companies are researching in earnest. For example, we know we'll need crops that tolerate drought, but will there be new ways of controlling pests and disease? North Carolina has companies working on that. We'll...

2014-06-18 12:32:49

Award recognizes companies and individuals that promote the mission and goals of the SBIR program and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) DURHAM, N.C., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Parion Sciences, a company dedicated to the development of novel treatments for pulmonary and ophthalmic diseases, announced today that it has received the Tibbetts Award from the U.S. government and the Small Business Association (SBA). Affectionately referred to as the "Tibbie", the Tibbetts...

2014-06-18 08:34:03

RALEIGH, N.C., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- City officials ratified an agreement with AT&T* to bring ultra-fast Internet access to residents and businesses in Raleigh. AT&T will provide U-verse® with GigaPower(SM) 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...

2014-06-17 23:10:56

Out of 40,000 nominations to the National American Advertising Awards, Venveo took home the Silver Addy Award for its advertising work that featured Fiberon’s composite decking. NEW LONDON, NORTH CAROLINA (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 To build a composite decking outdoor living space that suits a homeowner’s unique taste takes creativity and ingenuity. The same criteria apply when it comes to advertising the custom-built decks that Fiberon offers. Venveo pulled that effort off flawlessly, as...

2014-06-17 23:09:53

BURKE is pleased to announce it will present A Big Heart Foundation’s Seventh Annual Toys for Tots Golf Tournament as a corporate sponsor, taking place on Monday, September 22th at Cedarwood Country Club in Charlotte, NC. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 BURKE is pleased to announce it will present A Big Heart Foundation’s Seventh Annual Toys for Tots Golf Tournament as a corporate sponsor, taking place on Monday, September 22th at Cedarwood Country Club in Charlotte, NC. The Toys...

2014-06-17 20:23:58

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Contract research organizations aren't what they used to be. But they are where they used to be: in North Carolina. North Carolina reigns, after more than three decades of growth and change in the industry, as the CRO epicenter of the world. It's just one of the state's successes featured at next week's BIO International Convention in San Diego. The story really got rolling in February 1982 from a trailer parked...

2014-06-17 12:34:08

Coming very soon Photobiz will be offering free 7 day trials for new and existing customers. GREENSBORO, N.C., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- PhotoBiz's existing customers will have the opportunity to try many products they do not currently have for free. By clicking on any product they will see "Buy It" or "Try It" buttons. Clicking on the "Try It" button will automatically add that product to "My Tools" and be ready to use with absolutely no obligation for 7 days. Each...

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
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'