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2015-03-17 23:06:36

A new charity campaign in Raleigh, NC is launched by Trusted Insurance Advisors to help raise funds to create care packages filled with comforting items for families and babies suffering from

2015-03-17 16:20:55

- First time in 23 years FAA issues Production Certificate to a new company making jet engines in America BURLINGTON, N.C., March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Honda Aero, Inc.

aetosaur fossils
2015-03-16 15:56:05

Researchers have discovered a new species of aetosaur, a distant relative of the crocodile which roamed the Earth more than 200 million years ago in one of the unlikeliest of places: Raleigh, North Carolina.

2015-03-16 12:21:49

MOUNT AIRY, N.C., March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Insteel Industries, Inc.

2015-03-16 12:21:46

- Program promotes establishment of school and community gardens that facilitate education on benefits of vegetable production and consumption GREENSBORO, N.C., March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/

2015-03-16 08:31:54

LONDON and WILMINGTON, N.C., March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Chiltern, a leading global CRO, has become the only four-time five-category winner of the CRO Leadership award from Life Science

2015-03-16 08:26:45

DURHAM, N.C., March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Christian higher education resource, Christian Universities Online (

2015-03-13 23:06:57

Author’s resilience, humor aids his fight for life in ‘Duct Tape Won’t Stick to a Leaky Ostomy Bag.’ Wilmington, N.C.

2015-03-13 23:03:50

Inmar announced that Jeff Pepperworth, President, Inmar Healthcare Network, will participate in a panel with noted healthcare industry leaders at the 2015 Wake Forest University Healthcare Strategy

2015-03-13 23:01:10

The Digital Media and Learning Competition’s Trust Challenge awards $1.2M to 13 digital projects building trust in online learning environments. Chapel Hill,


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
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.