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2014-10-02 12:20:45

Nationally-Recognized Business Owners Share Success at ASU's Entrepreneurship Summit BOONE, N.C., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the revolution in entrepreneurship education gains momentum across the United States, the Transportation Insight Center for Entrepreneurship at Appalachian State University is bringing together current and future generations of great entrepreneurs to share best practices in innovation and sustainability. The Center will participate in the annual Carole...

2014-10-02 08:22:43

- Establishes National Ash Management Advisory Board of independent experts to provide advice and counsel on permanent coal ash storage solutions CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy today announced the creation of a national panel of independent experts to help guide the company's strategy around permanent coal ash storage solutions and a new, centralized internal organization to manage all coal combustion products, including coal ash....

2014-10-01 23:15:12

The True Nature Country Fair is an annual event that celebrates life in connection with the earth. Living Web Farms will teach cooking classes at the event's outdoor kitchen, alongside farming, gardening, and primitive skills classes this October 4th near Asheville, NC. Hendersonville, NC (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 Patryk Battle has been teaching artisan bread making for 10 years. Together with his colleagues from Living Web Farms, he’ll be teaching bread making throughout the day at...

2014-10-01 23:13:20

D.C.-based private equity investor keys in on real estate opportunity in established North Carolina district. Leesburg, VA (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 Militello Capital, a greater Washington, DC private equity investment firm, announces, in conjunction with its affiliate QRM Capital, the acquisition of Madison Woods Apartments, a 180-unit multi-family apartment community in Greensboro, North Carolina. The property consists of one, two and three-bedroom units in the sought-after Guilford...

2014-10-01 23:10:44

Rivers Agency, a full-service advertising firm, has been recognized by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts with a W3 Gold Award for its groundbreaking work on CreeBulb.com. Rivers Agency’s work for Cree, Inc., the market-leading innovator of LED lighting, was chosen from a group of more than 4,000 entries for creative excellence on the web. Chapel Hill, North Carolina (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 Rivers Agency, a full-service advertising firm, has been recognized by the Academy of...

2014-10-01 23:06:20

Up to 39 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellows will receive access to VIF’s Global Gateway professional development and curriculum. Chapel Hill, N.C. (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 VIF International Education, the leading provider of global education programs for K-12 schools, announced Wednesday that up to 39 award-winning public school educators, the 2015 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellows, will receive access to Global Gateway. The NEA Foundation is a public charity with a mission to...

2014-10-01 12:36:36

Leading wireless provider donates $130,000 for North Carolina domestic violence programs in 2014, creates simple ways communities can participate in Domestic Violence Awareness Month. RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --The Violence Policy Center's most recent report ranks North Carolina 19(th) in the U.S. for rate of women killed by men, which indicates an increase in the rate of homicides since the last report. This October, Verizon is working with partners throughout...

2014-10-01 08:41:57

Innovative wireless network provides global mobility benefits to multinational businesses DURHAM, N.C., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Truphone said today it has opened a new sales office in Chicago to serve companies in a variety of industries -- including manufacturing, professional services and finance -- across the entire Midwest region. The company's mobile voice and data communication service also benefits multinational firms whose employees frequently conduct business globally...

2014-10-01 04:22:24

Collins Grove offers all new home designs in central location CARY, N.C., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Standard Pacific Homes, one of the nation's leaders in homebuilding quality, introduces a luxury townhome community in the heart of central Cary. Offering four unique floor plans, Collins Grove provides the ultimate combination of functionality, upscale design, gracious interior appointments and a highly-desirable location. Home shoppers are invited to tour three...

2014-09-30 23:23:08

True crime author Janice Holly Booth comments on the travesty of the mentally ill being incarcerated in prison. With Mental Health Awareness Week looming, this story is a cautionary tale. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 As reported by the Associated Press on September 25, 2014, the autopsy of North Carolina inmate Michael Anthony Kerr, 54, revealed that he died of dehydration, and it was unclear when he last had access to food and water. Kerr, who was known to suffer from...


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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