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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.....

2014-07-02 08:21:28

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE: SAH) today announced it will release fiscal 2014 second quarter financial results on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 7:30 A.M. (Eastern). Senior management will hold a conference call at 11:00 A.M. (Eastern). To access the live broadcast of the call over the Internet go to:www.sonicautomotive.com The conference call will also be available live by dialing in 10 minutes prior to the start of the call at: Domestic:...

2014-07-01 23:03:54

BreakThrough Physical Therapy Is Proven To Get Employees Back On the Job More Quickly, Effectively Winston-Salem, NC (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 BreakThrough Works, BreakThrough Physical Therapy (BTPT)’s worker’s compensation line of services, is proud to provide North Carolina’s workforce with workplace injury experts at a fraction of the average treatment cost. Through BreakThrough Works, BreakThrough Physical Therapy delivers hands-on manual physical therapy to treat injuries due to...

2014-07-01 23:02:32

North Carolina State Supreme Court reverses the Court of Appeals Opinion; enters summary judgment in favor of Wilson County Raleigh, North Carolina (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 In the recent North Carolina Supreme Court case of Bynum v. Wilson County, Henry Gorham, Carrie Meigs and Leslie Lasher, along with co-counsel at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, obtained a favorable result for their client, Wilson County. At issue before the North Carolina Supreme Court was the concept of...

2014-07-01 20:22:12

NCMS Announces Plan to Expand North Carolina Drug Card Distribution Sites RALEIGH, N.C., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) officially announced plans to expand support for North Carolina's free discount drug card program. North Carolina Drug Card, which is free to all North Carolina residents, provides savings of up to 75 percent on prescription drugs at participating pharmacies. The program was launched in August 2007 to help uninsured and...

2014-07-01 16:32:38

GREENSBORO, N.C., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- PhotoBiz is now offering free 7-day trials. Without taking that credit card out of the wallet where it belongs, visit photobiz.com/trial to take advantage of this new offer. During the 7-day period, new customers have full access to the products they are trying, and can even add multiple products to the trial account to get a better idea of what works for their business. All that is needed to sign up for a free 7-day trial is a...


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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