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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...

2014-07-03 23:08:08

The last passenger off of US Airways Flight 1549, Dave Sanderson was largely responsible for the well-being and safety of others when it crashed into New York's Hudson River, risking his own life in frigid water to help other passengers off the plane. Sanderson is scheduled to speak about his survival at two North Carolina retirement communities. http://www.uchas.org Newton, NC (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 The last passenger off of US Airways Flight 1549, Dave Sanderson was largely...

2014-07-03 16:21:42

RALEIGH, N.C., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Weather Service reports that Hurricane Arthur could bring strong winds, tornadoes, torrential rains and flooding from storm surge to coastal areas in North Carolina as early as Thursday evening. North Carolina's electric cooperatives, the primary power providers in coastal and rural areas of the state, are prepared to restore power in a safe and efficient manner if outages result from the severe weather....

2014-07-03 16:21:17

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Like a game of high-stakes chess, Duke Energy is awaiting Hurricane Arthur's next move. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO In anticipation of high winds and rain along North Carolina's coast, the company has already begun gathering its forces: 500 line and vegetation management workers and other support personnel are in the area, with another 245 line workers ready to travel at a moment's notice to help mitigate the storm's...

2014-07-03 12:22:13

RALEIGH, N.C., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperatives stand ready to respond if power outages result from Hurricane Arthur, which is forecasted to bring heavy rain and strong winds to coastal North Carolina counties Thursday night into Friday afternoon. Local electric cooperative crews, equipment and vehicles are on site in potentially affected areas, and additional cooperative line crews from the western part of the state are preparing to...

2014-07-03 08:21:51

EDEN, N.C., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy has completed the cleanup of a coal ash deposit and river sediment at a site approximately two miles down river from the Dan River Steam Station. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO The location is where Town Creek meets the Dan River. The coal ash and sediment had accumulated on a sand bar. Crews excavated 258 tons of the material from the site over the last week. The removed material was taken to a...

2014-07-02 12:23:55

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy, on the second anniversary of its merger with Progress Energy, today announced it has completed and placed into service eight transmission line expansion projects it committed to undertake in North Carolina as a condition of federal approval of the July 2, 2012 merger. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO Duke Energy built the projects to mitigate the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's merger-related...

2014-07-02 08:27:48

General Public Encouraged to Submit Ideas for Tools to Assist Obese Individuals in Losing Weight and Regaining Optimal Health. CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Nation Medical, a healthcare innovation portal, today announced a worldwide search for medical device, app, and technology solutions aimed at assisting individuals with weight loss and weight management. Innovation ideas can include, but are not limited to, tools for conducting body composition analysis,...

2014-07-02 08:22:58

Energy Grid Tie Division to Exhibit at Intersolar Show - July 8-10 --Booth #8339 CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Parker's Global Energy Grid Tie Division has launched a new utility scale PV solar inverter with grid friendly features for applications up to 2MW. The 890GT-S Outdoor Central Solar Inverter features a high efficiency 1000 volt design that integrates proven IGBT power conversion with Parker's ground breaking two-phase refrigerant cooling technology.....


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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