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2014-07-09 23:14:23

Join the NC Sustainable Energy Association to Secure our Clean Energy Future at the 6th Annual Making Energy Work Conference on October 1-2, 2014 at the Charlotte Convention Center. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 With the ever changing energy landscape, now is the time to learn and provide insight on the different aspects of renewable energy and energy efficiency. The conference attendees will have the ability to network and engage in collaborative discussions, as well as obtain...

2014-07-09 16:29:48

RALEIGH, N.C., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Orleans Homes is excited to announce that it will be building in three new Raleigh-area communities, with homes available this summer and fall. The new communities--two offering single family homes and one featuring townhomes--reflect Orleans Homes' focus on growing its footprint in the Raleigh area. "North Carolina has always been a great market for Orleans Homes," said Mitch Sanner, Orleans' Raleigh Division President. "With these new...

2014-07-09 08:26:20

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PwC US announced today that five professionals from its Carolinas market were admitted into the firm's partnership, effective July 1, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100917/NY66894LOGO Bryan Bishop will serve as a tax partner based in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is currently on a two-year international tour of duty in London. Bishop brings over 16 years of public accounting experience to his role with over 14 of those...

2014-07-08 23:06:28

Timothy N. Taft, MD will be inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Hall of Fame at its’ Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA on Friday, July 11th. AOSSM Hall of Famers are individuals in the sports medicine community who have contributed immensely and set themselves apart from others in the field. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Timothy N. Taft, MD will be inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Hall of Fame at...

2014-07-08 16:26:38

New company offers precision-engineered, nonwoven polyester materials for applications in filtration, manufacturing, and retail CONOVER, N.C., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Polyester Fibers LLC, a leading North American manufacturer of nonwoven polyester materials, today announced that it has completed a management-led buyout from its parent company, Empire Investment Holdings. The buyout was funded by Polyester Fibers' management team and financing was provided by JPMorgan Chase, a...

2014-07-08 12:28:45

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UniStrip Technologies, LLC of Charlotte NC has filed an antitrust lawsuit in the Los Angeles federal court against LifeScan, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson Company, for violations of the Sherman and Clayton Acts. In November, 2013 the FDA cleared UniStrip to market test strips that are compatible with four of LifeScan's OneTouch Ultra blood glucose meters. The key to UniStrip's success would be its highly accurate strips, as cleared by...

2014-07-07 23:05:13

S. Scott Farwell, Kyla K. Block and Matthew T. Marriott join Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham, LLP. Raleigh, North Carolina (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 Teague Campbell is pleased to announce that on July 3, 2014, three attorneys joined its Raleigh office. Scott Farwell, Kyla Block and Matthew Marriott bring significant experience to Teague Campbell’s Workers’ Compensation practice area. Scott Farwell, previously of Wilson Jones Carter & Baxley, P.A, has been practicing since 2006 and...

2014-07-07 08:23:37

SAN FRANCISCO, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ET Solar Energy Corp. ("ET Solar"), a leading smart energy solutions provider, announces that its high efficiency PV modules will power six utility scale projects throughout the state of North Carolina, with a combined capacity of 24.5 MW. FLS Energy ("FLS"), a full service solar energy provider, will finance, design, construct, own and operate the portfolio of projects. The solar energy power plants will use a total of 81,833 modules and...

2014-07-04 12:21:48

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 800 Duke Energy line technicians and other specialists are working today to restore power to customers who lost power last night and early today after Hurricane Arthur barreled up the North Carolina coast. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO The company expects to restore electricity by late today in most areas, except hardest-hit Morehead City where restoration work will not be completed until late Saturday. As of...

2014-07-04 08:20:58

RALEIGH, N.C., July 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Approximately 23,000 members of North Carolina's electric cooperatives are without power this morning because of the storm effects of Hurricane Arthur. The largest number of outages occurred in the central coastal areas and along the barrier islands, including Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands. Line crews began the restoration process at first morning light when conditions were safe. Line crews from the state's unaffected electric...


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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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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