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2014-09-12 12:24:54

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cilina Murphy, a rising junior at Cherokee (N.C.) High School, already knows her senior project is going to be about diabetes. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140911/145576 She has a personal stake in it: Her grandmother, great-grandmother, an aunt and several cousins have Type 2 diabetes. "I see my grandma and great-grandma take insulin shots and what looks like 500 pills, and I really don't want to end up like that," said...

2014-09-12 12:23:02

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Sunday, September 14, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Dr. Mark Harris will hold a 4:30 p.m. ET news conference to pre-view Star Spangled Sunday, a live simulcast event at the First Baptist Church of Charlotte. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080930/FRCLOGO The simulcast, co-hosted by Family Research Council and Vision America, will celebrate the 200th...

2014-09-12 08:27:00

Atlantic Corporation, also known as Atlantic Packaging, announces an agreement to purchase three paperboard converting facilities from International Paper (IP). The converting facilities are located in Greensboro, N.C., Hazleton, P.A., and Sturgis, M.I. WILMINGTON, N.C., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlantic Corporation (Atlantic Packaging) of Wilmington, North Carolina, announced today a definitive agreement to purchase International Paper's three largest paperboard converting...

2014-09-11 23:04:57

Raleigh Internet of Things Event to Focus on NC as Center of Internet of Things Activity Wake Forest, NC (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 The metro Raleigh area is quickly becoming the center of the new Internet of Things (IoT) community. To underscore and build upon this fact, StepLeader and the Wireless Research Center of North Carolina (WRC) have joined together to organize the second Raleigh Internet of Things (RIoT) Meetup. The event, free for developers and enthusiasts, will be held...

2014-09-11 16:22:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes in Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Hyde and Pamlico counties in North Carolina as a result of excessive rain and winds on July 3, 2014....

2014-09-11 12:22:05

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for North America for the ninth consecutive year. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO "Being listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for nine straight years clearly reflects our commitment to conducting business in a sustainable way even when confronted with complex challenges," said Shawn Heath, Duke Energy's chief sustainability officer. "Our...

2014-09-10 23:06:43

Becker's Hospital Review Names150 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Becker's Hospital Review has published its list of "150 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know," which features some of the brightest leaders involved in financial aspects of the healthcare industry. These men and women have demonstrated excellence in healthcare financial management by leading some of the largest, most prominent and financially...

2014-09-10 16:24:30

New Scares include Blood Yard and 7th Ward! CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carowinds is transformed from a "theme park" to a "scream park" as it debuts SCarowinds Halloween Haunt, the largest, most horrific Halloween event in the Carolinas Friday night, September 12. This year SCarowinds will be more frightening than ever with the addition of a gang of junkyard vampires in the new Blood Yard, and 7(th) Ward, a hospital filled with incurable patients. The terror...

2014-09-10 08:28:00

Florida, Texas, North Carolina, New Jersey and New York Lead as Top 5 States with Most Minutes Read in Summer 2014 NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Children worldwide set a new world record for summer reading by logging 304,749,681 million minutes in the 8(th) annual Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge (between May 5, 2014 and September 5, 2014), breaking the 2013 world record of 176,438,473 reading minutes. This summer, 7,334 schools, from across all 50 states and 29 countries,...

2014-09-10 04:21:10

North Carolina Farmers, Businesses and Organizations Bring Local Flavors to All-Day Music Festival RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm Aid 2014, at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre on Sept. 13, will bring together an all-star lineup and more than 20,000 fans to shine a spotlight on good food and family farmers. North Carolina farmers, businesses and nonprofit organizations are pitching in to provide concertgoers with family farm experiences that showcase the stories of food...


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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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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