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2014-03-10 20:20:23

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy plans to restore power by midnight Tuesday to 98 percent of all customers affected by the historic ice storm. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO As of 6 p.m., about 34,000 customers remain without power. More than 757,000 customer outages have been restored, including all North Carolina schools. "We've made significant progress in our restoration efforts today," said Jeff Corbett, senior vice president of Duke...

2014-03-10 16:34:55

ATLANTA, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in North Carolina as a result of excessive rain and flooding that began on June 1, 2013. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110909/DC65875LOGO The disaster...

2014-03-10 12:26:58

ATLANTA, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding business owners in North Carolina that working capital loans are still available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations affected by the severe weather, extreme wind and rain on June 13, 2013. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110909/DC65875LOGO "Businesses that suffered economic...

2014-03-10 08:27:40

Gatlinburg's premier sports recreation facility, Rocky Top Sports World, is anticipated to reinforce the economy and create a sports vacation market, taking advantage of the city's proximity to the tourist-laden Smoky Mountains. CLEARWATER, Fla., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Sports tourism is an economic trend that is on the rise within the tourism industry - Dev Pathik, CEO of the Sports Facilities Advisory (SFA), recently commented in a Forbes Sports Money segment on the growth of...

2014-03-09 16:22:12

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy crews continued to restore power to customers who were affected by the severe ice storm that blitzed the Carolinas two days ago. As of 4 p.m., approximately 137,000 customers remain without power. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO "The Carolinas are suddenly enjoying warm, sunny weather, just 48 hours after one of the most devastating ice storms in recent history," said Jeff Corbett, senior vice president of...

2014-03-09 16:22:11

RALEIGH, N.C., March 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperatives' crews have worked tirelessly to restore outages resulting from Friday's winter weather event. Outages now stand at 12,000 down from a peak of 62,600 on Friday afternoon. The majority of the remaining outages are located in Alamance, Davidson, Durham, Orange and Person Counties, the result of ice and sustained high winds that brought down trees and limbs. The cooperatives appreciate the...

2014-03-08 16:20:11

RALEIGH, N.C., March 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperative line crews worked through the night and have worked all day to restore power to as many electric cooperative members as possible. There are currently 31,800 outages down from a peak yesterday of 62,600 outages. Davidson and Orange Counties are currently experiencing the most outages. Outages were caused by ice and sustained high winds, which brought down trees and limbs. Downed trees have...

2014-03-08 12:20:14

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As of 11:30 a.m., Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) reported about 270,000 outages the day after a historic winter storm hit the Carolinas. The company is urging customers to be prepared for multi-day outages that could extend to Tuesday and Wednesday in some areas. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO "This storm has caused extensive damage, and we appreciate our customers' continued patience," said Jeff Corbett, senior vice president...

2014-03-07 20:20:29

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy has 3,700 personnel responding to an ice storm that hit the Carolinas Friday. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO "We are tripling our line resources in the hardest-hit areas, including personnel from our Florida and Midwest areas," said Jeff Corbett, senior vice president of Duke Energy's Carolinas Delivery Operations. "With the storm passing, we are leaning on the combined strength of our Duke Energy team to...

2014-03-07 16:22:08

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tree.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: TREE) today announced that it will hold a conference call at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday March 10, 2014, to discuss fourth quarter and full year 2013 financial results. The call had previously been scheduled for the same date at 11:00 a.m.. Those interested in participating in the conference call may dial in five minutes prior to the start. The call will be simultaneously webcast via the company's website at...


Latest North Carolina Reference Libraries

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...

Croatan National Forest
2013-10-14 10:49:56

Croatan National Forest is located in the state of North Carolina in the United States and is managed by the United States Forest Service. This national forest holds 159,885 acres of coastal lands and is bordered by the Bogue Sound, White Oak River, and the Neuse River on three of its sides. It is located near the cities of Morehead City and New Bern. This forest is managed alongside three other national forests, including Pisgah and Uwharrie national forests. It holds four designated...

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