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2014-08-15 12:25:20

The American Legion will hold a town hall meeting and set up its next veterans crisis center during its 96th national convention WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion is sending a team of its experts to Charlotte, N.C., to conduct a town hall meeting and set up a Veterans Crisis Command Center (VCCC) to help veterans and family members affected by delays in medical care and benefits claims processing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Verna...

2014-08-14 23:11:00

Mike Lewis Attorneys reviews the importance of new technology that helps identify North Carolina employer-based workers’ compensation fraud and thereby reduces medical expenditures by the public. Winston-Salem, N.C. (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 Mike Lewis Attorneys, a workers’ compensation law firm in Winston-Salem, praises the North Carolina Industrial Commission’s Noncompliant Employer Targeting System (NETS) for its ability to deter employer fraud and make North Carolina a safer state...

2014-08-14 23:08:38

More than 20,000 attendees — including actress/entrepreneur La La Anthony, Grammy nominated rap artist and entrepreneur Fat Joe, and a surprise show-stopping performance by Oscar winner Jamie Foxx — get first glimpse at North Carolina-based Internet Retailer’s latest digital advancements, new product offerings. Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 In the heart of North Carolina, locally owned Market America | SHOP.COM has taken the global e-commerce arena by storm with its latest...

2014-08-14 23:05:52

College classes are back in session, but as a growing number of parents — many of whom were university students in the ‘80s — prepare to send their kids to college, they’ll notice several changes to the campus experience. Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 Neon colors. Stirrup pants. Hi-top fades. All are 1980s-era icons that are back in style. But as a growing number of parents — many of whom were university students in the ‘80s — prepare to send their kids to college,...

2014-08-14 20:22:32

COLUMBIA, S.C., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Forty-five of the best professional bass anglers from across the country began their four-day competition for a top cash award of $500,000 at the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, the world championship of bass fishing, at Lake Murray in Columbia, S.C. on Thursday. Link to photo of leader Castrol pro David Dudley Castrol pro David Dudley of Lynchburg, Va., weighed a five-bass limit for 17 pounds, 14 ounces to take the early lead in...

2014-08-14 16:26:28

Seeking Innovation Ideas Addressing All Areas Related To Hazardous Waste Disposal CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Nation Medical, a health care innovation marketplace, today announced a worldwide search for ideas to improve the disposal of hazardous waste material in hospitals and healthcare facilities. The search seeks to address one of the most inefficient and costly areas of opportunity within healthcare. Innovation ideas including, but not limited to, new...

2014-08-14 12:24:49

13th Annual Belk Bowl kicks off on Dec. 30 in Charlotte, N.C. CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Belk Bowl is thrilled to announce the Grammy Award winner Miranda Lambert will be the featured act at the 2014 Belk Bowl this coming December. The 13th annual Belk Bowl will kick off at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 30 at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. and will feature a matchup of the Southeastern Conference and the Atlantic Coast Conference....

2014-08-13 23:11:06

Leading Marketing Platform Provider Invests in New Space to Accommodate Rapid Growth and Continued Software Innovation Durham, NC (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 Bronto Software, the leading marketing platform for commerce, announced today it will more than double its presence on the American Tobacco Campus by adding 47,000 square feet to its office for a total of 80,000 square feet. Acquiring the former HTC space, the lease of the new location is in close proximity to the existing office and...

2014-08-13 16:25:17

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Douglas L. Edgeton, NCBiotech's senior vice president for financial planning and development with extensive experience in healthcare and economic development, will be the Center's next president and chief executive officer, the Board of Directors announced today. "Doug's experience demonstrates he knows how to foster an environment that drives small-company growth and job creation," said John Atkins, chairman of...

2014-08-13 04:21:43

Limited Number of Tickets Remain for Farm Aid's Food and Music Festival on Sept. 13 at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gary Clark Jr., Todd Snider and the Raelyn Nelson Band will join Farm Aid at its annual benefit concert at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre on Saturday, Sept. 13, the organization announced today. "Over the past 29 years, hundreds of artists have stood with family farmers and electrified Farm Aid audiences," said Farm Aid...


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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