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2009-09-09 06:50:00

WILMINGTON, N.C., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Jim Robison has been named Managing Partner of Sanford Rose Associates - Wilmington, one of several new Sanford Rose Associates executive search offices opening in recent months. Most recently, Robison served as COO of McGill Environmental Systems and CFO of House of Raeford Farms. With a 28-year career in finance and operations for several rapidly growing agribusiness, food processing, and distribution companies, Robison is a natural fit to...

2009-08-06 14:36:07

A judge in Wilmington, Del., has set a Dec. 7 trial date on a plan to use funds from sports betting to ease the state's budget woes, the News Journal said. Chief U.S. District Judge Gregory M. Sleet denied a claim by the NCAA and several professional sports leagues that the plan violates both Delaware's state Constitution and the federal ban on sports betting. The Wilmington-area newspaper said Sleet's ruling Wednesday removed legal roadblocks for sports betting to begin in September while...

2009-07-06 14:17:00

WILMINGTON, N.C., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a nationwide casting call, producers of 'Nation's Next Top Model Home' today announced the names of the interior designers joining the cast of this year's reality show competition. The selected designers include: Cindy Blunt - Wilmington, NC Corine Maggio - San Diego, CA Tim Schelfe - Raleigh, NC Jill Shevlin - Vero Beach, FL Susan Tollefsen - Raleigh, NC Amy Tyndall - Wilmington, NC Susanne Walker - Dallas,...

2009-06-10 10:01:00

Newsletter Highlights Deteriorating Earnings That Threaten Dividends WILMINGTON, Del., June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite a 40% drop in stock value and analyst concerns about company performance, top executives at Wilmington Trust (NYSE: WL), received more than $8.6 million in 2008 alone and gained over $17.1 million in pension benefits, according to a newsletter issued today. The debut issue of Wilmington Trust Exposed was distributed to 400 shareholders, market analysts, media...

2009-03-17 13:30:00

With a green light to leverage its SiteIQ solution, Port of Wilmington Port Security boosts operational efficiency and trims compliance costs without compromising security BUFFALO GROVE, Ill., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently, Port of Wilmington (POW) security officials received the U.S. Coast Guard's permission to leverage its Siveillance(TM) SiteIQ video surveillance system to monitor truckers and port visitors not carrying Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWIC). Because...

2009-03-06 11:07:46

A pregnant woman was carrying 73 bags of heroin hidden in her waistband when she and a companion were pulled over in Delaware, police allege. Police said Shawnett Backus, 31, was arrested Wednesday after a routine traffic stop near Wilmington led to the alleged discovery of six bags of heroin between the seats of the vehicle in which she was a passenger, The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal reported Thursday. A police officer searched the vehicle after the vehicle's driver, Jeron Johnson, 27,...

2009-03-02 08:13:00

ANCASTER, ON, March 2 /PRNewswire/ - Protest letters are pouring in to The Provost of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington over his recent action - but he's keeping them quiet. A short time ago, he banned 14 photos in The Century Project by Frank Cordelle. The Project is an exhibition of nude photographic portraits of diverse girls and women, plus their personal statements. The University administration has refused to discuss the severe censorship, an action the Project had never...

2009-02-24 07:19:00

ANCASTER, ON, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ - The University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) has banned a vital part of a well-known exhibition scheduled to appear on its campus next Monday for a week. The exhibition - The Century Project - has travelled around the continent annually for 18 years. The Project presents a chronological series of nude photographic portraits of diverse girls and women of many ages, shapes, sizes, and conditions, plus their personal statements about their bodies and...

2009-02-17 07:00:00

WILMINGTON, Mass., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroTherm(R) announces the successful move of its Corporate Headquarters consisting of 41 employees including management, manufacturing, sales & marketing to a new location; 30 Upton Drive, Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887. The office was previously located in Middleton, Massachusetts. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090217/NE70925LOGO ) "Our US office has more than doubled in size in the last two years and our new home...

2009-02-17 07:00:00

Second Major Expansion in 2009 Adds 50 New Jobs ATLANTA, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Nordic Cold Storage, an Atlanta-based leader in refrigerated supply chain services, announces the opening of their new Wilmington, NC frozen distribution and import / export center. This facility will create 50 new jobs when fully staffed, and provide frozen distribution services for U.S. and international companies. "The Wilmington Distribution Center expands our network and provides customers with needed...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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