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2014-12-13 23:02:04

North Carolina’s Chamber of Commerce has invited global futurist Jack Uldrich to Keynote the “Future of North Carolina Forum”

2014-12-11 08:30:54

States Challenged to Join Florida in Reducing Youth Smoking to Record Low WASHINGTON, Dec.

2014-12-10 23:02:19

The program includes education and mentoring as well as launching, funding and incubating UNC technology-based companies. Chapel Hill, N.C.

2014-12-10 16:20:25

Founder and Chairman Cites Culture of Servant Leadership as a Catalyst for Successful Companies HICKORY, N.C., Dec.

2014-12-10 12:25:56

SlingShot will catapult riders nearly 300-feet high, give them brief weightlessness, then rotate them head-over-heels while bouncing up and down CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec.

2014-12-10 08:23:21

N.C. Scientist Invents Revolutionary Device to Measure Well Water Levels RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine turning on your faucet only to find there's no water flowing.

2014-12-09 16:21:42

Bayer Announces Matt Nespeca as IVM Head of Commercial Operations, Norman Barclift as Head of Marketing, David Spak as Stewardship and Development Manager and Mike Biscieglia as Western Sales Manager


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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Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.