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2014-06-03 16:21:58

New Hires Keep PCC on Fast Track CALUMET CITY, Ill., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- PCC (Plastics Color Corporation), a leading supplier of color concentrates, compounds, custom-functional masterbatches and other polymer technologies for the plastics industry, today announced the addition of several key employees to its growing team of professionals. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140603/93888 PCC President Joe Byrne is pleased to announce the appointment of Chan...

2014-06-03 12:38:58

Ideas for New EKG Monitoring Products Accepted With the Goal of Improving Patient Safety and Reducing Costs. CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Nation Medical, a healthcare innovation portal, today announced a worldwide search for product ideas to replace the existing EKG lead wires used throughout hospitals, in nursing homes, and within homes for the purpose of monitoring patients. The goal of this search is to identify cost-effective disposable EKG leads, more-easily...

2014-06-03 12:31:02

This latest release includes 2 brand new designs for Content Sites, Stores, and Blogs, as well as 10 new Google fonts, and 2 new backgrounds for the PhotoBiz Background Library. GREENSBORO, N.C., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The two new vertical designs for Content Sites, Stores, and Blogs for this month are Regent Street, and Via del Corso. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140602/93473 The Regent Street design is inspired by the street of the same name in...

2014-06-03 08:32:59

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Carolina Men's Clinic (http://thecarolinamensclinic.com/) was established in order to provide men of all ages a means to receive discreet, relatable treatment to resolve their most intimate, physical issues. Contrary to popular belief, clinics like the Carolina Men's Clinic are frequented by men from all walks of life. Typically, the average client is a man who is struggling with issues such as the lack of physical energy, emotional...

2014-06-03 08:25:18

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Piedmont Natural Gas (NYSE: PNY) today announced an agreement with Duke Energy to provide natural gas delivery service to the electric utility's W.S. Lee power generation facility near Anderson, South Carolina. Piedmont plans to construct approximately 1.5 miles of new natural gas transmission pipeline and compression facilities to provide natural gas delivery service to the plant by May, 2017. Piedmont's investment in the pipeline and...

2014-06-02 12:33:28

New enhancements to LTE network and year-round investments to ensure reliable coverage in emergency situations. WILMINGTON, N.C., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless has prepared its North Carolina network and emergency response teams to serve customers in the event of major storms this hurricane season. Year-round intensive investments and preparations ensure Verizon customers can rely on the nation's largest wireless network to keep them connected during severe weather and...

2014-06-02 08:24:22

RALEIGH, N.C., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperatives join Gov. Pat McCrory in encouraging North Carolinians to be prepared for this year's hurricane season, which runs from June 1 - Nov. 30. A reliable plan is your best defense against a major storm, and the cooperatives offer these tips to keep you safe this storm season: -- Develop an evacuation route in advance. The plan should identify the safest routes and closest shelters. --...

2014-05-30 23:15:23

BiblioLabs® announces expansion in library adoption of BiblioBoard, with new state-wide programs in Massachusetts, North Carolina and Arizona. Charleston, South Carolina (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 BiblioLabs® announces further expansion of BiblioBoard, the award-winning mobile and web platform for libraries, with innovative programs now underway in three states, including the first-ever geo-location program for eBooks. BiblioBoard launched in March 2013 and immediately gained...

2014-05-30 12:26:50

--Board of Directors Declares a 27.8 Percent Increase in Quarterly Cash Dividend-- CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At its annual meeting of shareholders today, Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) Chairman, President and CEO, Robert A. Niblock, said the company delivered solid financial performance in 2013 while continuing to execute strategic initiatives. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131007/MM93272LOGO Niblock highlighted the ways these initiatives, including...

2014-05-30 12:25:35

RALEIGH, N.C., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Harvard study says diabetes rates in North Carolina have nearly doubled in 20 years, Philanthropy North Carolina has reported. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140529/92476 Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140529/92477 That surge reflects a rapidly growing "epidemic" that costs billions of dollars in medical spending and a less efficient workforce, according to the study from Harvard Law School. Diabetes is now...


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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