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2014-04-08 16:20:46

Expected to create more than 200 jobs by end of 2018 NEWTON, N.C., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GKN Driveline announced it will expand its Newton, N.C., facility in Catawba County. The company plans to create more than 200 new jobs in North Carolina by the end of 2018 and invest more than $100 million in the location. The project is made possible in part by an award from the state Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) program, as voted by the state Economic Investment Committee....

2014-04-08 12:36:03

RALEIGH, N.C., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WebAssign, a benefit company dedicated to enhancing education, today announced the appointment of Dr. Barbara Illowsky to its board of directors. Dr. Illowsky joins a select group of business leaders in the technology industry and academic faculty members who work to uphold WebAssign's mission to provide high-quality online instructional solutions that enrich the teaching and learning experience....

2014-04-08 12:35:06

Association for Corporate Growth Announces 2014 Award for Prometheus Group, TA Associates, and Morehead Capital RALEIGH, N.C., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prometheus Group announced today that its minority recapitalization by TA Associates was named the 2014 Deal of the Year by the Raleigh Durham Chapter of The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) at its Eleventh Annual Capital Conference at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club in Durham, NC. This award honors the company and...

2014-04-08 08:25:08

WILMINGTON, N.C., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Young students are exploring and learning about the state's barrier islands through a hands-on educational program supported by volunteers, a local nonprofit, the state, and the generosity of local businesses. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140408/PH00170-a Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140408/PH00170-b Nonprofit Masonboro.org president Richard Johnson, in partnership with North Carolina Coastal Reserve,...

2014-04-07 23:22:23

Seven Novant Health hospitals earn prestigious Magnet® designation WINSTON-SALEM, NC (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 Novant Health is celebrating a major achievement in nursing care that demonstrates the quality and compassionate care that patients have come to expect. Seven hospitals have achieved Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC):     Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital     Novant Health Forsyth...

2014-04-07 08:26:59

Often the most defining element of a city's architecture, sports stadiums can radiate the history and energy of a city RALEIGH, N.C., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sports Management Degree Hub has released a ranked list of the 30 most architecturally impressive sports stadiums in the world. The ranking was designed to be comprehensive, looking at dozens of stadiums all over the world for consideration. Ranking factors included history, architect notability, functionality, but above...

2014-04-04 23:33:52

Charlotte law firm Parsons Summa recently expanded its practice areas and its offices. Charlotte, North Carolina (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 In October 2013, Phil Summa, moved his Intellectual Property Law Practice to join Kevin Parsons and in February, the firm moved to beautiful new offices on the top floor of the Brixham Green One building in the prestigious Ballantyne Office Park. For nearly twenty years, Parsons has represented and advised employers ranging from the very large to small...

2014-04-04 16:22:13

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Taylor Strategy Partners (TSP), a force in successful talent lifecycle management for over 40 years, is expanding and opening a new office in Raleigh, NC to service its growing roster of biopharmaceutical clients in the Raleigh-Durham metropolitan area and the Southeastern United States. TSP's practice in the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries has grown to represent over 90% of their business, and the firm's Southeast client...

2014-04-04 12:21:38

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy today announced it had substantial participation in response to its request for proposals (RFP) for 300 megawatts (MW) of new solar energy capacity in its Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress territories. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO The company received bids for nearly three times the capacity being sought. "The strong response to our RFP reflects on the healthy solar market in North...

2014-04-04 08:24:27

ACCDN only collegiate-centric service on new Amazon Fire TV CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The ACC Digital Network announced the network's launch on Amazon Fire TV today as well as Amazon's Kindle Fire Tablets. With this announcement, the ACCDN continues to be the leader in providing the highest quality digital content and unmatched access for ACC fans throughout the nation. ACC fans with Amazon Fire TV will enjoy hundreds of instant video highlights and special...


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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...

Croatan National Forest
2013-10-14 10:49:56

Croatan National Forest is located in the state of North Carolina in the United States and is managed by the United States Forest Service. This national forest holds 159,885 acres of coastal lands and is bordered by the Bogue Sound, White Oak River, and the Neuse River on three of its sides. It is located near the cities of Morehead City and New Bern. This forest is managed alongside three other national forests, including Pisgah and Uwharrie national forests. It holds four designated...

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