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2014-07-24 12:25:36

University enhances, formalizes degree-completion program with greater financial and academic support for former student-athletes seeking to complete their degrees, at any time CHAPEL HILL, N.C., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today announced the launch of an enhanced degree-completion program that honors former student-athletes' scholarships for life. This program - Complete Carolina - provides financial support for degree completion,...

2014-07-24 08:26:34

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy is realigning its organizational structure and the roles of several senior leaders to support the company's long-term strategy, Duke Energy President and CEO Lynn Good announced today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO "We have a deeply experienced leadership team, and these changes will continue to build on the strengths of our regulated utilities and our commitment to exceptional service to customers," said...

2014-07-24 08:25:53

MENTOR, Ohio, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gas Natural Inc. (NYSE MKT: EGAS) ("Gas Natural" or the "Company"), a holding company operating local natural gas utility companies serving approximately 73,000 customers in seven states, is responding to a press release issued yesterday by Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. ("Algonquin"). The Company announced on July 21, 2014 that, after careful consideration and consultation with its financial and legal advisors, the independent...

2014-07-24 00:21:18

Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews and Jack White to headline Farm Aid 2014 at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre RALEIGH, N.C., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm Aid announced today that its annual benefit festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, N.C., with tickets on sale to the public on Friday, Aug. 1. "In North Carolina and across the Southeast, family farmers have struggled to stay on the land, but they...

2014-07-23 23:15:29

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is launching an accelerated nursing program for veterans with medical training. Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Obtaining a bachelor’s degree in nursing just became easier and faster for military veterans who have hands-on medical experience. The School of Nursing at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro today announced the launch of an accelerated nursing degree program that provides course credit for military experience. The...

2014-07-23 16:25:42

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tree.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: TREE) today announced that it will release its fiscal second quarter 2014 results on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, and the company will hold a conference call at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. 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 http://investor-relations.tree.com/....

2014-07-23 12:36:17

Iris' open platform offers consumers energy-saving and home security solutions during the season they need it most MOORESVILLE, N.C., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lowe's Companies, Inc. announced today the launch of new products for its Iris smart home solution that offer consumers added convenience, safety and efficiency this summer. The home improvement company continues to extend the breadth of connected devices with the addition of a smart garage door controller, electronic pet door,...

2014-07-22 08:31:23

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Four Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants' physicians are featured in Charlotte Magazine's 2014 "Top Doctors" ranking: Dr. Bernard Velardo, Dr. Brent Holway, Dr. Richard Pollard and Dr. Charles Veronee. "Top Doctors" is a peer survey conducted by Charlotte Magazine and covers more than 63 specialties. It is distributed annually to 3,000 physicians with active medical licenses in Carbarrus, Gaston, Mecklenburg, and Union counties, and is based on...

2014-07-22 08:28:05

Members Will Receive Exclusive Discounts on Exhibit Space and Registration LOS ANGELES, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Association Executives of North Carolina has partnered with the Meetings Quest trade show, which will be held September 9-10 at the Concord Convention Center and Embassy Suites Golf Resort in Concord, North Carolina. Presented by Association News magazine and hosted by the Cabarrus County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Meetings Quest is America's longest-running...

2014-07-21 23:06:59

A partnership between VIF and the Kentucky Department of Education aims to enhance K-8 learning to prepare students to compete in today’s global society. Chapel Hill, N.C. (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 VIF International Education, the leading provider of global education programs for K-12 schools, announced Monday a partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education to further the state’s strategic priorities for creating next generation learners. During the June 2014 Kentucky Board of...


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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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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'