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2014-06-26 08:30:24

RALEIGH, N.C., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carolinas AGC (CAGC) members and staff, along with representatives from AIA North Carolina, the Professional Engineers of North Carolina, and the American Council of Engineering Companies of North Carolina, attended a joint NC Legislative Day recently to underscore the needs for public infrastructure funding. The theme, "The Cost of Doing Nothing," reflected the $1.4 billion per year price tag to run poorly maintained state and...

2014-06-26 08:22:59

RALEIGH, N.C., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 160 board members and employees from North Carolina's electric cooperatives met at the state legislature June 24-25 for the co-ops' annual 'Rally in Raleigh.' Cooperative board members and employees talked to legislators about issues that affect the reliability and cost of the power provided to electric cooperative members. "We are always focused on our members and our ability to provide them with affordable,...

2014-06-25 23:14:17

Aquatic Creations Group, Inc is celebrating its 10th year serving aquarium clients in the Raleigh Triangle area, offering professional aquarium maintenance, installations and custom-designed aquarium systems. To show our appreciation, ACG will offer two months of maintenance and fish food free with any new 55 gallon or larger aquarium installation. Raleigh, North Carolina (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 With over 30 years of experience in the aquarium industry, marine biologists Gil and Michelle...

2014-06-25 23:03:37

Dr. Robert Anemone, head of the Department of Anthropology at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, breaks new ground as he teams up with a geographer and employs satellites, computers and drones to pinpoint Eocene-era fossils in Wyoming's Great Divide Basin. Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Paleontologist Robert Anemone’s wrong turn turned out to be a happy accident that led him to a rich cache of 50 million-year-old fossil mammals. That was back in 2009 as he and his...

2014-06-25 23:01:18

Innovative Solar 37, LLC, an 80MW AC Solar Farm Project in North Carolina has received final approval from Duke Energy. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 A Massive 80MW Solar Farm Project in North Carolina has recently received final approvals from Duke Energy. Innovative Solar 37, LLC is the solar farm project located in the middle of the state that will supply enough electricity to the grid to power approximately 20,000 average size homes. John E. Green, managing partner and CEO at...

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...


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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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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