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2014-09-24 12:24:04

- Awards eight seed grants across the Carolinas and southern Virginia CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy today announced the creation of a $10 million Water Resources Fund to benefit waterways across North Carolina and South Carolina. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO The fund will also be used to improve waterways downstream from Duke Energy operations that flow into neighboring states. In addition to the Water Resources Fund, Duke Energy is...

2014-09-23 23:02:55

Dr. Qibin Zhang, an expert in bioanalytical chemistry, will help to oversee The University of North Carolina at Greensboro's Center for Translational Biomedical Research Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), a national research university located In the Piedmont Triad, announced today that Dr. Qibin Zhang has joined UNCG as co-director of the Center for Translational Biomedical Research (CTBR). Zhang, an expert in...

2014-09-23 20:21:54

ELKIN, N.C., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Among the select few physicians honored with the prestigious Patients' Choice Award this year is Dr. Peter McIlveen. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140923/148013 In fact, of the nation's 870,000 active physicians and dentists, just five percent received top scores from their patients on sites like Vitals (http://www.vitals.com), qualifying them for this honor in 2013. Millions of patients go online each year to rate...

2014-09-23 08:37:00

Facility doubles in size to support growing demand from industry-leading licensees developing wearable products powered by PerformTek® biometrics RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Valencell, an expert and pioneer in precision biometric data sensor technology, has opened a new, state of the art sports performance lab within its Raleigh headquarters. The new facility has been built to meet the outstanding demand from existing and new licensee partners looking to develop...

2014-09-23 08:24:27

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. and ELM CITY, N.C., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HelioSage Energy, a national developer of utility scale solar projects, has announced the sale of a 40 megawatt AC (MW) solar PV project to Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), the largest electric holding power company in the United States. The project, known as the Elm City Solar Facility, is presently under development in Elm City, North Carolina. When commissioned, it will be one of the largest solar PV facilities east...

2014-09-22 23:13:58

Inclusive learning program recommended for Common Core support. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 The North Carolina State Board of Education recommends instructional material by Triumph Learning, producer of critically acclaimed K-12 texts and interactive digital tools. Department of Public Instruction for the Public Schools of North Carolina provided a list of recommended instructional material that the State Board of Education approved. The list included Triumph Learning’s...

2014-09-22 23:06:22

Don Allred Insurance is pleased to announce the scheduled opening of a new branch office in Burlington, NC. (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 Don Allred Insurance is pleased to announce the scheduled opening of a new branch office in Burlington, NC. The satellite office, located in the Holly Hill Mall on Huffman Mill Road, will begin operations on October 15, 2014, and offer all of the same professional services as the main Allred location on South Church Street. Allred Insurance spokesperson...

2014-09-22 12:36:12

The Triad Business Journal honors ARCA at ceremony MEBANE, N.C., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ARCA, a global leader in financial transaction automation, came in at number three on the Triad Business Journal's Fast 50 list, underscoring the company's phenomenal growth, visionary leadership and ability to adapt to a rapidly changing technological landscape. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140919/147344) "We are honored to have ARCA's name on this impressive list of North...

2014-09-22 12:31:47

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept, 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Nation Medical (www.edisonnationmedical.com) announced today that Lee M. Taylor has joined the company as Vice President of Technology Sourcing. Lee will work and collaborate with universities to assist and acquire university technology as well as partner with startup companies seeking assistance in validating and commercializing innovative healthcare products. Lee brings with him experience as the Director of Technology...

2014-09-22 08:25:37

Global list is the most comprehensive of its kind RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Best Masters Programs (http://www.bestmastersprograms.org/), an independent online guide to master's degree programs, has published a list of the fifty most stunning university arboretums and gardens. The list can be viewed at http://www.bestmastersprograms.org/most-stunning-university-arboretums-and-gardens/. The list is the most comprehensive of its kind and includes universities from...


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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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