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2014-09-18 23:12:03

Patrick Broome, DMD, cosmetic dentist in Charlotte, NC, comments on the recent story revealing the prevalence of plastic in popular Crest toothpaste that may be detrimental to patients’ oral health. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 In a recent news story published by ABC on September 15th, Trish Walraven, a dental hygienist, describes her discovery of small, blue plastic beads in the gum line of some of her patients’ teeth. After asking other dental hygienists to confirm that...

2014-09-18 23:06:42

A Solar Farm to be built in partnership with Innovative Solar Systems, LLC (ISS) will file for certification under the Eco Industrial Park act to receive $5M from the state. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 NC House Bill 1932 was introduced in 2010 to foster economic growth as related to green energy. Large scale solar farms in the state can qualify for this credit with a $5M ceiling if certain criteria are met which includes being on a site that is at least 100 acres in size. ISS...

2014-09-18 23:04:05

Dr. Christine Murray, a counseling professor at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, answers common questions about abuse, how to help and why victims stay. Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 October is more than just the season for Halloween, it’s also Domestic Violence Awareness Month. And the Centers for Disease Control’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey tells a scary story. According to the CDC survey, over a third of women and over a fourth...

2014-09-18 16:21:58

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy Carolinas has chosen five sites in North Carolina to participate in its 2014 Site Readiness Program to prepare each location for potential industrial development. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO The sites are: -- Rowan County -- Carlton-Thomas property, a 600-acre tract near Salisbury located on Long Ferry Road, approximately 1 mile east of Interstate I-85. It has easy access to...

2014-09-18 16:21:56

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperatives are warning consumers that thieves posing as Duke Energy employees are trying to steal your money and personal information. The scammers call customers and say they are "with Duke Energy in Wilmington," and that they're handling remote disconnections for cooperatives and other utilities. They warn that electricity will be disconnected unless they receive payment immediately. The...

2014-09-18 08:34:10

New Poll Finds Strong Support for Federal Legislation in the Tar Heel State WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) released the results of a North Carolina-specific poll that shows that six in ten North Carolinians support legislation requiring sales tax collection at the time of purchase. "A significant majority of North Carolinians support federal legislation and with precious few legislative days left in 2014 it is...

2014-09-17 23:15:37

Winston-Salem law firm Mike Lewis Attorneys has redesigned and upgraded the firm’s website with a responsive format, focus on user experience and a new information center for workers’ compensation law and claims help. WINSTON-SALEM, NC (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Mike Lewis Attorneys announces the launch of their newly-designed, mobile-friendly legal website. The site, mikelewisattorneys.com, makes critical personal injury information available to residents of North Carolina on any...

2014-09-17 23:12:13

Beckman Coulter, a global leader in laboratory solutions that advances science and healthcare, has renewed its RPO agreement with Personify for an additional three-year term. Cary, N.C. (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Beckman Coulter, a global leader in laboratory solutions that advances science and healthcare, has renewed its agreement with Personify for an additional three-year term. As part of the agreement, Personify will continue to streamline the Beckman Coulter talent acquisition...

2014-09-17 23:04:26

Ticket Down announces that they have rolled back ticket prices across the board for Frozen on Ice tickets at the Philips Arena, Nassau Coliseum, Richmond Coliseum, Wells Fargo Center, Giant Center, Bridgestone Arena, Hampton Coliseum, Barclays Center, Izod Center, Prudential Center, Scottrade Center, TD Garden, Patriot Center, United Center and Allstate Arena. This popular ticket reseller has also extended their customer appreciation promo code FROZEN for added savings. New York (PRWEB)...

2014-09-17 12:22:12

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovative Solar Systems has just recently received a 15 year purchase power agreement from Duke Energy on the company's IS 41 project, a 48MW(AC) solar farm to be built in North Carolina and be online in late 2015. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140917/146702 Innovative Solar 41 is just one of many utility scale solar farm projects that ISS has in the company's portfolio of projects for sale in 2015. ISS company spokesman, John...


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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