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2014-08-27 12:24:46

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy today filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) an application for a new license for the Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Project in South Carolina. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO The license would allow Duke Energy to continue operating Lake Jocassee, Lake Keowee and their associated hydro stations in the Upstate region of South Carolina. The existing license expires in August 2016....

2014-08-27 08:29:06

70 percent of Americans wish they could control something in their home from their mobile device without getting out of bed; 50 percent of Americans prefer DIY solutions when it comes to smart homes MOORESVILLE, N.C., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new smart home study released today by Lowe's found that while Rosie the Robot is the futuristic feature consumers would want most from "The Jetsons," more than 70 percent of smart phone users in America just wish they could control something in...

2014-08-26 23:04:04

ACF Insurance Services, Inc. is certified to assist clients with Affordable Care Act questions and applications which is commonly referred to as ObamaCare. Raleigh, North Carolina (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 ACF Insurance Services, Inc. is certified to assist clients with Affordable Care Act questions and applications which is commonly referred to as ObamaCare. With the increasing costs of health care, one simply cannot afford to be without medical insurance. Affordable health insurance is...

2014-08-26 16:29:47

GREATER CHARLOTTE AREA, N.C., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With Shea Homes slated to build up to 1,650 new homes at Trilogy Lake Norman -- a resort-style community just off Highway 73 in Lincoln County -- Charlotte-area home buyers will soon become familiar with "the Trilogy difference." The difference exists in the home designs, the amenities, the lifestyle, the service and the entire home-buying process. It's what sets Trilogy apart. It's what earned Trilogy the title of #1 Most...

2014-08-26 08:33:18

North Carolina Marketer and CITGO Sponsor Local Blood Drive RED SPRINGS, N.C., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Aug. 2, CITGO Marketer John's Fuel Service and the CITGO Fueling Good Road Trip team hosted an American Red Cross blood drive at the Prospect United Methodist Church in Maxton, N.C. The event attracted more than 30 attendees, who gave one pint of blood each, an exceptional turnout for a rural area. Participants were entertained by CITGO Fueling Good Road Trip hosts Adam and...

2014-08-26 08:28:27

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sports Endeavors, one of the largest soccer retailers in the world, today announced the opening of the new FC Bayern Munich online retail store - www.BayernMunichStoreUSA.com - which it will manage. FC Bayern Munich is one of the strongest teams in world soccer thanks to its rich history and dominance on the field. They recently sent a total of 14 players to the World Cup, the most among all clubs, including seven World Cup champions, to form...

2014-08-26 08:25:05

Unique Blend of Dicamba and CSI Safener Technology to Change Weed Control Practice RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer CropScience announces their plans to release a new broadleaf corn herbicide, DiFlexx((TM)*). DiFlexx will offer growers flexibility for a broad range of application while also fitting a variety of soil and weather conditions. DiFlexx will be available to growers in 2015, pending regulatory approvals....

2014-08-25 23:10:37

Committee selects LBA to fill one of only 100 slots at the 13th Annual NC Defense & Economic Development Trade Show Greenville, NC (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 LBA Group, Inc. recently participated in a major military defense trade show hosted by U.S. Sens. Richard Burr and Kay Hagan and the North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC). LBA Group was selected and invited to participate as a growing minority small business by a committee of representatives from NCMBC and other business...

2014-08-25 23:04:50

Innovative Solar Systems, LLC has secured construction financing for over 200MW’s of solar farms to be built and commissioned in North Carolina during 2015. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 Innovative Solar Systems, LLC just announced that the company has obtained construction financing for just over 200MW’s of the companies already approved and construction ready solar farms in North Carolina. Construction will start almost immediately on these projects states John Green, CEO...

2014-08-25 23:02:07

The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 recognizes 15 lawyers from Raleigh based law firm Raleigh, North Carolina (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 Teague Campbell is proud to announce 15 lawyers were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015, including 11 attorneys for Workers’ Compensation Law, more than any other firm in the state. Henry W. Gorham, one of the founding partners of Teague Campbell, has been listed as a Best Lawyer in Commercial Litigation...


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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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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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