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2015-03-23 23:07:15

The solutions adopted by DataChambers are being used to maximize storage, simplify storage management and enhance disaster recovery capabilities. WINSTON-SALEM,

2015-03-23 16:25:32

NEW YORK, March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- GameChange Racking today announced that it has received orders for over 47MW of pile racking systems for delivery to North Carolina in early 2015.

2015-03-23 12:24:47

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy today launched a multi-media advertising campaign to highlight the ways the company and its employees are powering customers' daily

2015-03-19 12:25:15

RALEIGH, N.C., March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Bulk TV & Internet (Bulk TV), a leading provider of video, data and voice solutions to hospitality and healthcare properties nationwide, has been named

2015-03-19 12:22:23

- Scholarship essay topic focuses on The Good Growth Plan GREENSBORO, N.C., March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Syngenta invites eligible university students to contribute to the ongoing ag sustainability

2015-03-18 16:29:13

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Although there are more donkeys than vehicles on Lamu Island off the coast of Kenya, and no Internet, the residents have access to Wikipedia

2015-03-18 16:23:44

Bill credits from lower gas costs would total approximately $45 million in the aggregate and would occur in April; typical residential customer would see bill reduction of approximately $35

2015-03-18 12:22:30

- Orondis offers protection against late blight, downy mildews and Phytophthora root and stem blights GREENSBORO, N.C., March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Syngenta announced today that the trade

2015-03-17 23:11:03

Cleveland Community College in Shelby, North Carolina, to host futurist Jack Uldrich on March 19th and 20th.


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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Word of the Day
gawf
  • In costermongers' slang, a cheap red-skinned apple, which is rubbed hard with a cloth to give it the appearance and feeling of an apple of superior quality.
The origin of the word 'gawf' is obscure, but may come from the phrase 'go for more'.