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2014-03-20 12:34:50

RALEIGH, N.C., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Faced with a potential $6 billion price tag to repair and renovate existing state buildings and community colleges, North Carolina may need to consider a bond referendum to fix those buildings and help jump-start the state's economy, Lt. Gov. Dan Forest said recently at a meeting of Carolinas AGC and AIA North Carolina. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120608/DC21490LOGO "A study is underway to look at all existing state...

2014-03-20 12:34:21

WILMINGTON, N.C., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DeWitt Carolinas, Inc. announces development of Pier 33 Apartments, a six story, $50 million luxury apartment community on Cape Fear River expected to begin construction Fall 2014 with an estimated 16 months completion time. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140320/DA86988 The proposed 300 residential units will sit atop nearly 32,000 square feet of ground floor retail space. The project is designed around revitalizing the...

2014-03-19 23:30:26

Author Janice Holly Booth shares the disturbing back-story of gruesome killings committed by a mentally ill young man with no history of violence. Charlotte, North Carolina (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Author Janice Holly Booth remembers the day Bruce Blackman came into her court-room charged with six counts of murder. She was a court recorder at the time with a keen interest in schizophrenia. The young man, who had no prior history of violence, was sent away for a psychiatric evaluation. Booth...

2014-03-20 00:21:51

HICKORY, N.C., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fortran Corporation (OTC: FRTN), a communications system integrator announced today that on March 1(st) a definitive share exchange agreement was reached with WynnCom, Inc. of Lexington, North Carolina and closed yesterday. Douglas Rink, Fortran's President and CEO stated, "WynnCom has a long history of successful operations in central and eastern North Carolina and a fierce competitor to us. Over the next several quarters, our success...

2014-03-19 12:22:44

Clearstream, LLC warns of athletes' increased risk of contracting MRSA due to the bacterium's tendency to target crowded areas with lenient hygiene. Clearstream is advancing antimicrobial technology that actively provides long-term protection without the use of poisons--which no other antimicrobial currently offers. HARRISBURG, N.C., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Outbreaks of MRSA were once confined to healthcare facilities, but now the bacterium is commonly found in sports...

2014-03-18 23:34:09

SEcureMetrics delivers immediate access to critical F&I and sales data, helping MileOne personnel to make quick and informed business decisions. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 StoneEagle today announced that MileOne Automotive (MileOne), the largest automotive sales and service delivery network throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and North Carolina, has deployed the SEcureMetrics F&I and sales reporting platform in its dealerships. SEcureMetrics delivers...

2014-03-18 23:27:38

Sugar Maple Interactive, a Wake Forest-based software solutions and services provider, today announced updates to their North Carolina Ferries app that will include real-time alerts from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). Wake Forest, North Carolina (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 Sugar Maple Interactive, a Wake Forest-based software solutions and services provider, today announced updates to their North Carolina Ferries app that will include real-time alerts from the North...

2014-03-18 23:02:17

Company sets business and ethics benchmarks for others to follow. Greenville, NC (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 LBA Group, Inc. announced that its technical consultancy unit, Lawrence Behr Associates, Inc., (LBA) has been selected to receive the 2013 North Carolina Excellence Award in Telecommunications. The company was chosen from among its peers and competitors by the Washington, D.C. based US Institute for Excellence in Commerce (USIEC). The organization described LBA as having consistently...

2014-03-18 12:37:20

Avery County Schools pilot program to use wireless technology for on-site pre-K instruction AVERY COUNTY, N.C., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --The Avery County School District is the first in North Carolina to use wireless technology to take pre-kindergarten education to those who need it most--three and four-year olds who are not currently enrolled in a pre-K program. The school district converted a retired school bus into a mobile classroom equipped with the latest wireless...

2014-03-18 12:36:28

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- North State, a North Carolina-based provider of fiber Internet, data and entertainment services, announced today it has been investing in its fiber network to set the stage for offering gigabit Internet service to homes and businesses in the Piedmont Triad by the end of the year. The company's initial offering of the ultra-fast internet service will be to homes passed by its fiber network in High Point and portions of Greensboro. North...


Latest North Carolina Reference Libraries

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...

Croatan National Forest
2013-10-14 10:49:56

Croatan National Forest is located in the state of North Carolina in the United States and is managed by the United States Forest Service. This national forest holds 159,885 acres of coastal lands and is bordered by the Bogue Sound, White Oak River, and the Neuse River on three of its sides. It is located near the cities of Morehead City and New Bern. This forest is managed alongside three other national forests, including Pisgah and Uwharrie national forests. It holds four designated...

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