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2014-04-21 16:21:31

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Refuse/recycling fleet operators can see three of the latest cab modifications from Fontaine Modification Vocational Services at WasteExpo 2014, April 29 through May 1, in Atlanta, Ga. Vehicles featuring different Fontaine steering conversions will be on display in the Freightliner Trucks booth (#1022) and GSP Marketing booth (#1328). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140421/76836 In the Freightliner booth, a refuse truck built...

2014-04-21 12:25:11

Whether it is for a romantic weekend, a getaway with friends or a trip with the kids, the upscale mountain retreat offers a ton of fun opportunities MAGGIE VALLEY, N.C., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Maggie Valley Club & Resort, a year-around destination for golf and relaxation in North Carolina, has launched the Stay & Play Packages for Summer 2014. Guests will be able to enjoy special rates and added-value features. Packages include a 2- or more night stay and multiple rounds of...

2014-04-21 12:20:57

Beach Mazda helps customers find a new Mazda near Wilmington, N.C. MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The days of stopping into a new car dealership and just looking around to find your next new car are long gone. Today's car shoppers are much more tech savvy and know that they can get all of the information they need without ever leaving their home or office. With a variety of online sources to help consumers search for the right model and the best price,...

2014-04-18 23:01:37

Duke Energy Corporate Executive Richard “Stick” Williams to deliver keynote address at the Y’s 27th gathering for prayer and praise. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 The YMCA of Greater Charlotte is hosting its 27th Annual YMCA Community Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, April 24 in the Crown Ballroom at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The inspirational event will include a keynote address about the praise from Richard “Stick” Williams, Duke Energy Vice President of Corporate Community...

2014-04-18 16:22:01

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- M. Lindsay Bierman, editor in chief of Southern Living magazine, has been elected chancellor of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina. UNC President Tom Ross placed Bierman's name in nomination April 11 during the board's regular April meeting. Bierman, 48, will assume his new duties August 1, succeeding James Moeser, who has served as interim...

2014-04-18 12:21:21

Work already underway on estimated $15 million expansion of natural gas facilities that will increase energy efficiency, reduce carbon footprint at North Carolina Base CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Piedmont Natural Gas (NYSE: PNY) today announced an agreement with Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, home to the U.S. Marine Corps' II Marine Expeditionary Force, to greatly expand its natural gas facilities at the historic base located in Jacksonville, North Carolina. The...

2014-04-17 16:21:37

Top 10 Global Logistics Provider Unveils Growth Strategy with Launch of New Corporate Campus HICKORY, N.C., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nationally-acclaimed Enterprise Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Provider Transportation Insight announces its plan to triple the size of its business over the next six years. Recognized as a Top 10 3PL for best range of logistics services by Global Trade magazine and an Inc. 5000 honor roll recipient for six years straight, the supply chain management...

2014-04-17 12:23:54

JouleBug has been reimagined to encourage sustainable storytelling. It's the free app that engages users to learn and share how their everyday actions are improving the planet and their communities. RALEIGH, N.C., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JouleBug is a free app that makes sustainability simple and fun for everyone. JouleBug has hundreds of unique achievements to discover, learn, earn and share. Every time someone Buzzes a sustainable action, they're helping the planet and...

2014-04-17 12:23:52

CITGO Teams Up with Local Marketer to Sponsor the Charlotte Mountain Bike Series CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- North Carolina-based CITGO Marketer Nisbet Oil and CITGO Petroleum Corporation have teamed up to sponsor the Charlotte Mountain Bike Series. The series features mountain bike races for all age and skill groups on Wednesday nights from April through August in the greater Charlotte area, bringing the community together to encourage healthy, active lifestyles...

2014-04-17 08:21:41

-The event brings together leaders in education, business and government to address the North Carolina Labor Skills Gap and discuss strategies for integrating STEM education in workforce development programs. MOORESVILLE, N.C., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech), one of eleven campuses operating under parent company Universal Technical Institute (UTI) and the exclusive educational partner of NASCAR, will host the "Advanced Industries Summit" on Thursday,...


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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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