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2014-08-22 23:08:58

The new Troubled Teens Cary helpline is assisting adolescents in North Carolina to find professional youth rehab. Cary, NC (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 Teenage substance abuse is nothing new in North Carolina. Over the years, has claimed thousands of lives throughout the region. But a new helpline in Cary, NC is providing hope for teenagers who are seeking to overcome their drug or alcohol dependency. The Troubled Teens Cary helpline is designed to provide young adults and their parents with...

2014-08-22 23:05:56

Trailing its social responsibility and acting on its alleged mission to act as ‘agents of change’ in the communities where it is inserted, ProVest Insurance Group selects another individual to benefit from their established Community Program in Texas, North Carolina, and South Florida. 15-year-old Courtney Austin will receive the proceeds raised by the agency to fund the purchase of a service dog, trained to alert rare Type 1 diabetes patients of changes in blood sugar levels, and dial...

2014-08-22 12:22:41

MONCURE, N.C., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy's Cape Fear Plant this morning underwent a major transformation after serving the region well for more than 90 years. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO The decommissioning team imploded the two 200-foot smokestacks at the site as part of Duke Energy's program to decommission and demolish retired units at nine coal plants in North Carolina. This is the first of three implosions that will occur at the...

2014-08-22 12:21:09

Company Recognized by Customers for Outstanding Service CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Lines, Inc. (OTCQB: HRZL), one of the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping companies, received Logistics Management magazine's 2014 Quest for Quality award in the Ocean Carriers segment. The annual survey is widely regarded in the transportation and logistics industry as one of the most important measures of customer satisfaction and performance excellence. The...

2014-08-22 12:20:35

Transportation Impact, First Flight Solutions rank among top 750 on Inc. 5000 EMERALD ISLE, N.C., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Emerald Isle-based parcel spend management firms, Transportation Impact and First Flight Solutions, have found themselves on the Inc. 5000 list of America's fastest-growing private companies for the second consecutive year. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138704 Transportation Impact grew 627 percent during the most recent 3-year...

2014-08-22 08:21:43

- $2.8 billion sale price includes ownership interest in 11 power plants and Duke Energy Retail Sales CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy today announced Dynegy will buy its non-regulated Midwest Commercial Generation Business for $2.8 billion in cash, which includes ownership interests in 11 power plants and Duke Energy Retail Sales, the company's competitive retail business in Ohio. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO "This...

2014-08-22 08:20:50

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Institute for Defense and Business (IDB) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Major General James L. Hodge, U.S. Army ( Ret.) as President and member of the Board of Directors. General Hodge succeeds Mark Cramer who helped to found the IDB in 1997 and has served as President and a member of the Board since 2007. The Leadership transition will take place by Oct. 13, 2014....

2014-08-21 16:20:52

Enterprise Logistics Provider Cites Strategic Vision, Innovation and Client Retention as Drivers HICKORY, N.C., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Transportation Insight has solidified its position as one of the nation's fastest-growing and largest Enterprise Logistics Providers with its seventh consecutive appearance on the exclusive Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States. By appearing on the prestigious Inc. 500|5000 list seven straight...

2014-08-21 12:30:06

She and Husband, David, Resting at Undisclosed Location CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nancy Writebol, the SIM missionary stricken with Ebola Virus Disease and undergoing treatment in an isolation unit at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, has tested clear of the virus and was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday, Aug. 19. She and her husband, David, have gone to an undisclosed location to rest and spend time with one another. Writebol is one of two patients...

2014-08-21 12:26:30

The world's tallest and fastest giga coaster will connect the beloved Carolina park's historic past with its thrilling future CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For more than 40 years, Carowinds has been the place where the Carolinas come together. It's where the Tar Heel State and the Palmetto State meet. It's where families and friends bond over thrilling rides and entertainment. Carowinds will now unite its storied history with its future as the standard for thrills by...


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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  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
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