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2014-11-03 08:33:00

Best Value Schools has announced the launch of a new educational resource that ranks the 30 most affordable RN-BSN degree programs for nurses in the South PHILADELPHIA, Nov.

2014-11-03 08:32:43

LONDON and WILMINGTON, N.C., Nov.

2014-10-31 23:07:52

Results outlined in the report demonstrate VIF’s commitment to supporting the development of global-ready districts, schools, teachers and students. Chapel

2014-10-31 23:00:29

For anyone who struggles with a tangled wad of electronic charger cables every night, Twisted Logic launches the TekTuk™ bedside management system for storing and charging tablets, cell phones

2014-10-31 16:21:42

- $4.5 billion-$5 billion pipeline would bring 1.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day to North Carolina and Virginia RICHMOND, Va., Oct.

2014-10-30 23:06:05

FLS Energy Begins Construction on 38 Megawatts of Utility Scale Solar in N.C. Asheville, N.C.

2014-10-30 23:00:18

Author Gary Bullock's new Sci-fi romance novel sees soul mates stranded in separate universes BREVARD, N.C.

2014-10-30 12:31:24

Our Towns Habitat for Humanity and Habitat for Humanity of Iredell County Announce Plans to Strengthen Impact on Communities by Joining Forces CORNELIUS, N.C., Oct.


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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  • Pertaining to the surface or end opposite to the mouth in a radiate animal.
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