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2014-04-08 20:20:17

ASHEVILLE, N.C., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UhaulCarShare, the City of Asheville and the University of North Carolina Asheville (UNC Asheville) are partnering up to bring North America's most advanced car-sharing service to Asheville. The UhaulCarShare Program Kickoff will introduce UhaulCarShare to the residents of Asheville, NC and surrounding areas while also recognizing the partnership with the City of Asheville and the UNC Asheville....

2011-06-07 08:15:00

PHOENIX, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To help address educational achievement and healthy development of children in our most distressed communities, nFocus Software is a sponsor of the 2011 Revitalization Neighborhood Conference, July 21-22 in Washington, D.C. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100510/LA02155LOGO) Presented by the United Neighborhood Centers of America (UNCA), the conference will focus on the White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI), including...

2010-04-09 10:06:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- How did NASCAR evolve from moonshine running and dirt tracks to a billion dollar industry and the biggest spectator sport in the United States? A new book by Daniel S. Pierce, University of North Carolina at Asheville associate professor of history, takes an unprecedented look into NASCAR's history and reveals a story that racing fans and Southern historians alike will find compelling. "Real NASCAR: White Lightning, Red Clay, and Big Bill France"...

2009-12-02 13:43:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- UNCA's 2009 14th Annual Awards Dinner and Dance will be held on Friday, December 4, 2009 at the UN Delegates Dining Room in New York. Guest of Honor UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will present awards with prizes totaling over $40,000 to journalists from all over the world for the best media coverage of the UN and its agencies. Bill Roedy, Chairman and Chief Executive of MTV Networks International (MTVNI) will be honored for his work in HIV/AIDS...

2009-09-10 10:56:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- UNCA invites the worldwide media to submit entries for its Fourteenth Annual UNCA 2009 Awards for the best written and electronic media coverage of the United Nations, its agencies and field operations. The prizes amount to over US $40,000 with US $10,000 each for the main categories. There are no entry fees of any kind for submissions. The awards are open to all journalists anywhere in the world for work in print, Internet, radio or TV between 01...

2009-07-09 05:00:00

SAN DIEGO, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- OnlineBootyCall, the premier casual dating site, has announced its latest contest: the search for the New Face of OBC. As part of its mission to keep the site at the forefront of online dating, OBC created a special contest to elect a chic brand impressario. The contest, located at www.OnlineBootyCall.com/contest, will run from July 1 until October 31 of this year. Contestants must submit up to 5 pictures and answer 3 brief questions by July 31st in...

2008-12-22 21:11:17

B.J. Mullens had 19 points and eight rebounds Monday to lead 13th-ranked Ohio State to an 83-59 victory over UNC-Asheville. Evan Turner added 17 points and four assists for the unbeaten Buckeyes (9-0). William Buford had 16 points and seven rebounds for the winners. John Williams, with 10 points, was the only player to score in double figures for the Bulldogs (4-8), who have lost three in a row. Jason Ridenhour added nine points and six rebounds. Ohio State took control early, jumping out to...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.