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2014-02-25 12:27:33

Seeking Innovation Ideas to Improve Patient Quality of Life CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Nation Medical, a medical device incubator and online resource for people passionate about healthcare innovation, is conducting a worldwide innovation search for ideas to improve stoma management and the quality of life for patients following a colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy procedure. The search aligns with National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March as ostomy...

2014-02-25 08:33:34

New Pharmacy Makes it Easy to Take the Right Medication at the Right Time MANCHESTER, N.H., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PillPack, the pharmacy that simplifies medication management, has launched its door-to-door service in North Carolina. Customers receive their prescriptions delivered in individual packs labeled with the date and time, replacing error-prone pill boxes and manual solutions. PillPack is the first pharmacy whose service addresses the hassles of a complex medication...

2014-02-25 08:25:53

ILeVO Seed Treatment Would Be the First Product to Prevent SDS in Soybeans RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the past few decades, soybean growers in the Midwest and around the United States have faced a challenge to their crops - Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) - which is dependent on early-season moisture, but when it hits, is devastating to their crops. Bayer CropScience announced today that it has an application pending with the U.S. Environmental...

2014-02-24 23:29:26

The conference will feature nationally recognized recruiting industry speakers Rob Mosley and Amy Bingham as well as quality vendors, including contract staffing back-office service Top Echelon Contracting, Inc. Wilmington, NC (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 Registration is now open for The North Carolina Association of Staffing Professionals (NCASP) Annual Training Conference, a regional conference that has gained a national reputation for its top notch lineup of speakers and content. This...

2014-02-24 23:21:21

Motion before NC Utilities Commission seeks to remedy negative effect from Duke Energy’s statements regarding net-metering. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 In January, Duke Energy Corporation officials indicated that they will seek to reduce how much North Carolina households are paid for generating electricity from solar panels. On February 24, 2014, the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) filed a motion for disclosure and equitable relief at the North Carolina...

2014-02-24 16:24:07

MATTHEWS, N.C., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the annual survey of North Carolina's largest museums and historic attractions conducted by Carolina Publishing & Associates in Matthews, NC, Biltmore once again ranks as the state's largest museum historic attraction for 2013. The largest privately owned home in America based in Asheville saw 1,210,138 visitors last year. "The results reinforce the economic impact these treasurers have on tourism in our state," said...

2014-02-24 12:26:17

Company answers demand for new ways to make employees healthier, happier and more productive CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Corporate health and wellness leader Provant today announced it has expanded its presence in Charlotte with the addition of health coaches, fitness directors and senior client service executives. The expansion will help the national company better support clients and the increasing demand for wellness programs that reduce healthcare costs, help improve...

2014-02-24 12:21:05

Acquisition Complements Current Brand Portfolio CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Driven Brands, Inc. is proud to announce the acquisition of St. Charles-based Merlin 200,000 Mile, an automotive aftermarket franchise business. Merlin operates primarily in the suburbs of Chicago and adds 49 locations in four states to the Driven Brands portfolio. The acquisition will allow Driven to expand its presence in this important market. "At Driven, we are committed to growing...

2014-02-24 08:29:38

Approximately $8 million investment allows world's largest nonwovens company to use high-end, nanofiber technology for filtration business CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Polymer Group Inc. (PGI), the world's largest nonwovens manufacturer, announced today that it will make a strategic investment of approximately $8 million to upgrade machinery and expand its manufacturing plant in Waynesboro, Va. PGI will also hire up to 20 new employees, continuing its ongoing...

2014-02-21 23:24:38

Metallix Refining, Inc. has been selected as Pitt County, North Carolina's Industry of the Year for 2013-2014. The Pitt County Development Commission selects a local company each year as the best corporate citizen in human, social, economic and environmental sustainability. Greenville, NC (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 Metallix Refining, Inc. has been selected as Pitt County’s Industry of the Year for 2013-2014. Each year, the Pitt County Development Commission requests nominations from...


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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