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2014-10-22 23:10:56

Greenbee Parking, a rising new airport parking firm, has been applauded as one of the most popular and preferred provider for travelers using the Charlotte (CLT) airport. The latest CLT airport parking reviews amongst their clientele show that their innovative offers and affordable deals have made a tangible difference to the parking experience here. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Greenbee Parking, the young and dynamic parking service, has proven once again that it is one of the...

2014-10-22 23:09:41

Justin G. May, Donald R. Pender and Lindsay A. Underwood join Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham, LLP. Raleigh, North Carolina (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Teague Campbell is pleased to announce that three new associates have joined its Raleigh office. Justin G. May, Donald R. Pender and Lindsay A. Underwood come to Teague Campbell all having come through the Summer Associate Program. Justin May graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in Government. He...

2014-10-22 12:29:31

Organizations partner to generate new ideas to support transplant recipients and donors CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Nation Medical, the premier healthcare innovation marketplace, today announced a partnership with Transplant Café, a social network that enables transplant recipients, caregivers, donors and those awaiting transplants to share experiences and ideas. Edison Nation Medical, which develops innovative products that improve patient care, will work...

2014-10-22 12:27:56

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today announced the results of an independent investigation conducted by former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein into past academic irregularities at Carolina and took immediate action to address the findings. Today's actions build on the reforms already undertaken in the years since first learning about the issues. Mr. Wainstein's investigation found: -- Two people within...

2014-10-22 12:23:46

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is by Lynn Good, Duke Energy President and CEO: Duke Energy has called the Carolinas home for more than a century. Throughout that time, we've been honored to serve our customers and communities by delivering reliable, low-cost electricity. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO To further this commitment, we have invested more than $9 billion across our six-state region over the last decade to...

2014-10-22 12:23:31

The 50 jacket is made entirely from 50 recycled water bottles and entirely in the U.S.A. HICKORY, N.C., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Environmentally-friendly, made in the U.S.A. clothing brand Dirtball is currently funding its latest "green" fashion on Kickstarter. The 50 jacket is the first outerwear jacket to be produced using a closed-loop manufacturing system, meaning that the product can be recycled. Last year, Dirtball ran a successful Kickstarter campaign for it's...

2014-10-22 08:25:53

Derigo provides a full utility spectrum to offer a one-stop solution for post-emergent weed control and plant growth regulation RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To help simplify weed control for roadside managers, Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, today announced the launch of Derigo(TM) - a broad spectrum, post-emergent herbicide that offers a new level of versatility for warm-season vegetation management on roadsides. Roadside...

2014-10-22 08:24:19

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The new French Creek Mess Hall at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED(®)) Platinum certification with the Green Building Certification Institute. This achievement continues the Navy's ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability through high-performance design and is distinguished as the military's first LEED Platinum dining facility....

2014-10-21 23:14:56

The NBCC Foundation is pleased to announce the 2014 Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF), Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP), Board Certified Coach (BCC) tuition assistance program and CCE professional development award scholarship recipients. Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors, recently selected the recipients of the 2014 CCE scholarships, including the Global Career...

2014-10-21 12:25:06

- Qualified customers can receive up to $10,000 in energy efficiency upgrades RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As many as 4,000 households across the state could soon be eligible for an energy makeover, courtesy of Duke Energy. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO The company has announced the launch of its Helping Home Fund, a $20 million program authorized through an agreement with the N.C. Public Staff and approved by the N.C. Utilities Commission during the...


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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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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