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2014-08-28 08:29:54

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dave Simpson, NC government relations/building director for Carolinas AGC (CAGC), has been ranked as 34(th) of the top 60 lobbyists working in the NC General Assembly. There were 768 lobbyists and 88 legislative liaisons (representing government) with the NC Secretary of State's Office at the close of 2013. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120608/DC21490LOGO Simpson has been with CAGC since April 1989. He is one of three CAGC...

2014-08-28 08:21:25

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Direct ChassisLink Inc., a leading provider of Intermodal Equipment and Services, has announced the acquisition of REZ-1, a provider of domestic intermodal equipment management and services. REZ-1 currently manages over 70,000 assets on its platform across a diverse customer base. Bill Shea, Chief Executive Officer of DCLI noted that, "This acquisition is a key milestone in DCLI's strategic growth. REZ-1's best-in-class asset management...

2014-08-27 23:14:12

In an August 22 radio interview, Booth shares surprising advice on using solitude and introspection to become more courageous. On the Kim Power Stilson Show, she talks about her years of solo travel and her National Geographic book, Only Pack What You Can Carry. Charlotte, North Carolina (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Janice Holly Booth didn’t choose to travel alone; she did so by necessity when no-one would join her on an adventure outing to southern Utah where she’d decided to try...

2014-08-27 23:11:08

Miss America Finalist Kayla Martell, Guest Speaker Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Kayla Martell, 2011 Miss America Finalist, will be a guest speaker at the Women's Hair Loss Seminar on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 6:30 - 8:30pm. Additional speakers will be nationally recognized hair loss experts, Rhonda McCarthy from Ft Lauderdale, FL and Flora Fuentes from NYC. The Women's Hair Loss Seminar is a national tour bringing awareness to women's hair loss with Raleigh being...

2014-08-27 23:03:08

Fast paced sales growth sets a new company record and underscores the continued worldwide acceleration in demand for SonaCare’s unique HIFU platform technology. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 NC. SonaCare Medical, LLC, the global leader in high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), announced record-setting sales of 15 HIFU devices over the past twelve months pointing to a steady worldwide surge in demand for the company’s ablation technology. “It is truly exciting to see the...

2014-08-27 16:24:03

James Wolf of Charlotte, NC has been honored with a recognition by Charlotte Magazine in its selection of "2014 Top Five Star Wealth Managers In Charlotte." CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Announcing a special recognition appearing in the September,2014 issue of Charlotte Magazine published by Abarta Media. James Wolf was selected for the following honor: "2014 Top Five Star Wealth Managers In Charlotte" http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140827/140539...

2014-08-27 12:24:46

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy today filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) an application for a new license for the Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Project in South Carolina. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO The license would allow Duke Energy to continue operating Lake Jocassee, Lake Keowee and their associated hydro stations in the Upstate region of South Carolina. The existing license expires in August 2016....

2014-08-27 08:29:06

70 percent of Americans wish they could control something in their home from their mobile device without getting out of bed; 50 percent of Americans prefer DIY solutions when it comes to smart homes MOORESVILLE, N.C., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new smart home study released today by Lowe's found that while Rosie the Robot is the futuristic feature consumers would want most from "The Jetsons," more than 70 percent of smart phone users in America just wish they could control something in...

2014-08-26 23:04:04

ACF Insurance Services, Inc. is certified to assist clients with Affordable Care Act questions and applications which is commonly referred to as ObamaCare. Raleigh, North Carolina (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 ACF Insurance Services, Inc. is certified to assist clients with Affordable Care Act questions and applications which is commonly referred to as ObamaCare. With the increasing costs of health care, one simply cannot afford to be without medical insurance. Affordable health insurance is...

2014-08-26 16:29:47

GREATER CHARLOTTE AREA, N.C., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With Shea Homes slated to build up to 1,650 new homes at Trilogy Lake Norman -- a resort-style community just off Highway 73 in Lincoln County -- Charlotte-area home buyers will soon become familiar with "the Trilogy difference." The difference exists in the home designs, the amenities, the lifestyle, the service and the entire home-buying process. It's what sets Trilogy apart. It's what earned Trilogy the title of #1 Most...


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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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'