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2014-05-21 08:33:19

DURHAM, N.C., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Truphone, the mobile network operator without country borders, today announced Truphone World, which will give businesses peace of mind as they move across the world's major business hubs. Truphone customers can now use their mobile devices in 66 countries in exactly the same way as they do at home; with high speed data, high quality calling, and best in class customer service.(1) This move promises to transform the way businesses use mobile...

2014-05-20 23:06:25

Mooresville Graded School District Superintendent Dr. Mark A. Edwards today was named the recipient of the 2014 Public School Forum of North Carolina Jay Robinson Education Leadership Award. The award was established by the Public School Forum Board of Directors in 2000 to recognize exemplary leaders who have made outstanding contributions to public education. (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 Mooresville Graded School District Superintendent Dr. Mark A. Edwards today was named the recipient of the...

2014-05-20 16:23:35

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Race 13.1 is pleased to announce that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) is now the Title and Presenting Sponsor of every Race 13.1 event in North Carolina through 2016. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Live Fearless Race 13.1 Series is one of the nation's newest half marathon racing series with each event featuring a half marathon and 5k and 10k races. "A sponsorship with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is...

2014-05-20 12:34:12

Ideas for New Products Accepted Across the Continuum of Care, from Acute Care to At-Home Use CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Nation Medical, a health care innovation portal and medical device incubator, today announced a worldwide search for ideas to improve the lives of those living with arthritis, one of the most common and debilitating chronic diseases. The search, launched in conjunction with National Arthritis Month, seeks to reduce physical discomfort and...

2014-05-20 12:27:58

STATESVILLE, N.C., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bebida Beverage Company (OTC: BBDA), (BeBevCo), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of relaxation and energy products, announced today that the company has partnered with veteran racer Jeremy Mayfield. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/PH49528LOGO Mayfield, 44, is a five time winner in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driving for respected owners Roger Penske and Ray Evernham. In 433 starts, he achieved nine poles, 48...

2014-05-20 08:29:10

GREENSBORO, N.C., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Starting this month, Dando Amor is collecting contributions for their Shoes For Love campaign. PhotoBiz will be joining thousands of people from all over the United States as a donation center where shoes of any type, size, color, and condition will be collected & prepared for pickup. Those who would like to partner with Photobiz and Dando Amor to help change the lives of so many orphans around the globe, please bring the...

2014-05-19 12:30:30

Doubles network capacity, faster peak speeds in more markets to enhance wireless service for customers RALEIGH, N.C., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless has expanded its newest technology - known as XLTE - to more North Carolina locations to boost 4G LTE network capacity and enhance high-speed services for customers. More than half of Verizon's 4G LTE 500-plus markets have been enhanced with XLTE, with more scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. XLTE utilizes...

2014-05-19 08:31:14

Graduates Join Movement to Change the Picture of Education in America ARLINGTON, Va., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Communities In Schools (CIS), the nation's largest and most effective organization dedicated to keeping kids in school and helping them succeed in life, today kicked off the world's largest interactive digital event designed to celebrate the Class of 2014 and inspire Americans to help CIS change the picture of education. The "World's Biggest Graduation Celebration" will connect...

2014-05-17 23:02:58

Dosher Memorial Hospital adopts revolutionary application proven to increase revenue and improve care coordination. Hospital and community medical providers are connected and able to communicate in real-time about their shared patient population. Wilmington, North Carolina (PRWEB) May 17, 2014 DocsInk announced today that Dosher Memorial Hospital has chosen their innovative mobile charge capture and clinical communications application to help maximize the hospital’s revenue cycle....

2014-05-16 23:09:28

Glenn Miller Orchestra continues to be the most sought after big band in the world. They take the stage at two North Carolina Retirement Communities on Tuesday, May 27 at 6pm on the campus of Piedmont Crossing in Thomasville, NC, and again on Thursday, May 29 at 6:15pm on the campus of Abernethy Laurels in Newton. http://www.abernethylaurels.org or http://www.piedmontcrossing.org Newton, NC (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 The legendary Glenn Miller was one of the most successful of all dance...


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
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.