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2014-08-07 12:32:44

DURHAM, N.C., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), the largest and oldest entrepreneurial support organization in the country, today announced 18 "showcase companies" that will be featured on the main stage at this year's CED Tech Venture Conference 2014 representing North Carolina's hottest emerging technology companies. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140807/134421 Showcase companies are given six minutes to tell their...

2014-08-06 23:08:01

To implement Mooresville’s digital conversion the school district invested in a laptop computer for every student and staff, which resulted in an initial order of over 5000 computers. Dr. Scott Smith realized that they needed an innovative solution to managing 5000 computers, along with all of their software, applications and files; they found their solution when they discovered FileWave. Wil, Switzerland (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Dr. Mark Edwards envisioned a “Digital Conversion” at...

2014-08-06 16:24:29

- $8.5 million in new facility investments will support addition of new product lines SWEPSONVILLE, N.C., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Honda Power Equipment Mfg., Inc. (HPE) today marked the 30th anniversary of operations at its Swepsonville facility by announcing a new $8.5 million investment in plant operations to innovate production processes and add new products. Among other changes, the plant will add a new line for the production of two-stage snow blowers and prepare for...

2014-08-06 08:40:16

Standout Scenic Restaurants Cover 28 States; California, Washington, Hawaii, and Florida Claim Greatest Number of Winners SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of summer vacation season, OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is pleased to honor the 2014 Diners' Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in America. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more...

2014-08-06 00:21:42

Customers in Greensboro Will Receive Benefits Tied to All-Fiber Infrastructure for High-Speed Internet, TV Services GREENSBORO, N.C., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today confirmed it will expand its ultra-fast AT&T GigaPower network to the City of Greensboro. The all-fiber network will provide services featuring symmetrical upload and download broadband speeds up to 1 Gigabit per second, and AT&T's most advanced TV services to consumers and businesses. AT&T is deploying...

2014-08-05 16:29:41

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's no surprise that Shea Homes has decided to bring its exclusive Trilogy Brand to Charlotte. The nation's largest privately owned homebuilder has already achieved great success in the Queen City and is proud to announce that it will bring its Trilogy brand of active lifestyle communities to the Charlotte metro area with the opening of Trilogy Lake Norman. Trilogy Lake Norman is part of a thriving national brand with 15 communities in...

2014-08-05 16:22:32

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperatives are accepting applications for Bright Ideas education grants to fund creative, classroom-based learning projects. The final deadline to apply is in September, but five lucky educators who submit their application by the early-bird deadline of Aug. 15 will win a $100 gift card. "We're proud to support educators whose hard work, dedication and enthusiasm impact the lives of so many young...

2014-08-05 12:32:14

General Public Encouraged to Submit Ideas for Devices and Tools to Address Inpatient Falls CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Nation Medical, a healthcare innovation marketplace, today announced a worldwide search for solutions aimed at reducing the incidence of patient falls in the acute care setting. Innovation ideas can include, but are not limited to, support equipment, furniture redesigns, sensors, and warning systems. Edison Nation Medical will carefully...

2014-08-05 08:35:30

New site is filled with information, patient testimonials, easy-to-use tools and real-world tips for people affected by COPD RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK) announced the launch of the redesigned COPD.com website, which provides disease education, interactive tools, tips and inspirational testimonials from patients living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), for an up-close and personal look at managing and...

2014-08-05 08:32:19

Employers Migrating to Alternative Funding Strategies and Plan Designs to Manage Rising Costs LYNCHBURG, Va., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the sixth consecutive year, health care costs climbed for a family of four in Virginia and North Carolina as reported in Scott Benefit Services' recently released 2014 Mid-Market Benefits Benchmarking Survey results. Regionally, families continue to contribute a high amount for coverage with annual medical expenditures increasing 7% in Virginia and 5%...


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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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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