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2014-06-25 12:23:56

AT&T Launches 2013 Sustainability Report; Encourages People to Engage with Company Work through Interactive Sustainability Website RALEIGH, N.C., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Environmental and social sustainability takes many forms at AT&T. The company invites interested parties to learn more about the company's community activities by engaging in its newly redesigned interactive website, People | Planet | Possibilities. The site shares information through videos, social media and blogs....

2014-06-25 08:32:30

Health platform installation includes early identification tool CareAffiliate for care, disease management NEW YORK and CHICO, Calif., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EXL (NASDAQ: EXLS), a leading business process solutions company, today announced that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) has implemented CareRadius®, the care management platform created by EXL's health technology group EXL Landa. As part of the platform launch, BCBSNC will also use Landa's...

2014-06-24 12:25:20

Dorsal Fin Drop, Surfer's Swell bring new sliding thrills to Boomerang Bay! CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carowinds, Thrill Capital of the Southeast, is excited to open two new water slides in their waterpark Boomerang Bay Friday June 20. The new slides will stand over 4 stories high and add 600+feet of sliding fun, bringing new thrills and splashes to the popular water park. They'll offer two distinctively different rides unique to Boomerang Bay. Surfer's...

2014-06-24 08:39:05

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Town officials ratified an agreement with AT&T* to bring ultra-fast Internet access to residents and businesses in Chapel Hill. AT&T will provide U-verse® with GigaPower(SM) over a fiber network with speeds capable of up to 1 gigabit per second. The agreement stemmed from a North Carolina Next Generation Network (NCNGN) initiative. The NCNGN is comprised of six cities, four leading universities, and local business leaders working to...

2014-06-24 08:27:12

HOBE SOUND, Fla., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 United States Open golf tournament, sponsored by the United States Golf Association (USGA), was held at the Pinehurst Resort and Country Club in Pinehurst, North Carolina on June 12-15. Americans For Responsible Advertising Incorporated (AFRA) recorded and analyzed five hours of the NBC television broadcast on the last day of the tournament. During those five hours there were 122 full-screen and partial-screen commercials...

2014-06-24 04:20:21

The George Washington University, American University and the George Washington University Hospital to Receive Significant Amount of Electricity From Solar Power WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The George Washington University (GW), American University (AU) and the George Washington University Hospital (GWUH) announced Tuesday that they will create a renewable energy project that brings solar power from North Carolina to the D.C. institutions, showing that...

2014-06-23 23:09:33

Innovative Solar Systems is in the development stages of over 500MW’s of solar farm projects that will be located in various counties throughout Georgia for 2015. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 Innovative Solar Systems is once again blazing paths to create more renewable energy in states like Georgia where ISS will quickly become the number one developer of utility scale solar farm projects in that state like they have become in other states like North Carolina where the company is...

2014-06-23 20:21:06

Sales and marketing company receives "Campaign Cup" for outstanding performance RALEIGH, N.C., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southside Consulting Group, a marketing firm located in Raleigh, North Carolina, announced that they have earned a sales award for their notable work on behalf of a well-recognized office supply client. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140623/120584 Headed by President and CEO Connor Reinfurt, Southside Consulting Group received the award based...

2014-06-23 12:29:19

NC Pavilion Panels at BIO 2014 Showcase Breadth of State's Industry RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Proof that companies large and small thrive in North Carolina's life science industry will be on display at the 2014 BIO International Convention in San Diego this week. The largest companies - those in production and manufacturing - produce some of the most critical vaccines, medicines and industrial enzymes. The smallest companies - start up research and...

2014-06-23 08:28:51

Expands robust intellectual property portfolio to advance the accuracy and potential for next-generation applications of performance biometric data sensors for wearables RALEIGH, N.C., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Valencell, a leader in performance biometric data sensor technology, has been granted two new patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The patents relate to the accuracy for next-generation performance biometric data sensors. These new patents bring the...


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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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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