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State Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday July 07, 2019 ( 49 items )  

Bank of America Announces New Extras Rewards Program for Major League Baseball
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, July 1 -- Bank of America, a financial institution, issued the following news release: * * * - Launching During All-Star Week, Customers Receive Exclusive Rewards in and Outside of the Ballpark * * * As the official bank of Major League Baseball (MLB), Bank of America today unveiled Bank of America Extras, a program that rewards customers with unique baseball experiences, exclusive access and discounts, so they have the power to get more of what they love all seaso  more

Bank of America Announces Partial Redemption of Depositary Shares Representing Interests in Its Fixed-to-Floating Rate Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series V
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, July 2 -- Bank of America, a financial institution, issued the following news release: Bank of America Corporation announced today that it will redeem 51,755 shares out of a total of 60,000 shares outstanding of its Fixed-to-Floating Rate Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series V (the Series V Preferred Stock), and the corresponding depositary shares representing fractional interests in the Series V Preferred Stock (the Series V Depositary Shares) (CUSIP No. 060505EG5)  more

DCCC: Will Senator Bishop Continue to Oppose Affordable Healthcare and NC Jobs With Budget on the Line?
WASHINGTON, July 1 -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee issued the following news release: With North Carolina's budget on the line, Senator Bishop has an opportunity to change his ways and finally vote with North Carolinians' best interests in mind by expanding Medicaid and making their health care more affordable. And why wouldn't he? Recent studies showed that expanding Medicaid in North Carolina would create nearly 40,000 new jobs and insure 365,000 more North Carolinians, on  more

Duke Energy Passes Major Renewable Milestone
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, July 2 -- Duke Energy issued the following news release: * * * - 1 Gigawatt of Owned Solar Energy Capacity - Owned Capacity Serves About 2 Million Homes and Businesses * * * With the North Rosamond Solar Facility coming online last month in California, Duke Energy has passed the 1-gigawatt (GW) threshold of utility-scale owned and operated solar facilities nationwide. Throughout the decade, Duke Energy has been building a solar portfolio that now includes almost   more

Duke Energy to Offer Bloom Energy Distributed Fuel Cell Technology to Customers
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, July 1 -- Duke Energy issued the following news release: * * * -Duke Energy One Acquires Approximately 37 Megawatts of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Generation From Bloom Energy -Expands Clean, Reliable Energy Options For Commercial And Industrial Customers in California And Northeast Region * * * CHARLOTTE, N.C. and SAN JOSE, Calif. - A subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) today announced it will acquire a portfolio of distributed fuel cell technology projects from Bloo  more

Durham Seeks Nonprofits to Submit Cultural Festival Request for Proposals
DURHAM, North Carolina, July 2 -- The city of Durham issued the following news: * * * - New Application Process Begins This Year; Deadline for Submittals is August 2 * * * If your organization is interested in planning a special event or festival in the Bull City, the City of Durham Cultural and Public Art Program wants to hear from you. The City's General Services Department, which administers the Festivals and Special Events Request for Proposals (RFP) application process, is now seeking   more

Foundation of Hope Awards Nearly Half a Million Dollars for University of North Carolina-School of Medicine Research
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, July 3 -- The University of North Carolina's School of Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - Seven UNC School of Medicine researchers were awarded grants to combat a range of conditions, including bulimia, addiction, post-traumatic stress, and mood disorders. * * * In its continuing efforts to curb the debilitating effects of mental illness, the Foundation of Hope for Research and Treatment of Mental Illness will award over $480,000 in research gran  more

Greensboro Seeks Community Input for LEED Sustainability Project
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, July 3 -- The city of Greensboro issued the following news: The City of Greensboro's LEED for Cities project takes center stage at the Greensboro Community Sustainability Council's next meeting. The meeting is from 4-6 pm on Monday, July 8 in the Greensboro Central Library's Nussbaum Room, 219 N. Church St. The agenda is focused on providing an update to community stakeholders regarding the project and offering an initial opportunity for individuals and groups to par  more

Johnston Community College Receives $10,000 Dollar General Grant
SMITHFIELD, North Carolina, July 2 -- Johnston Community College issued the following news: * * * - Award supports education and workforce training for basic skills students. * * * The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded Johnston Community College a $10,000 grant to support adult literacy. This local grant award is part of more than $8.3 million in grants awarded to approximately 1,000 nonprofit organizations, libraries and schools across the 44 states that Dollar General serves.   more

Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton: Katie King Named a 2019 Business Journal Law Influencer
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, July 1 -- Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton, a law firm, issued the following news release: Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today that Katie King was selected to an exclusive list of notable attorneys by American City Business Journals. Ms. King is an E-Discovery Of Counsel in the firm's Winston-Salem office. The Business Journal's Influencers List highlights attorneys across the country who are driving business for their employers or clients. Ms. King is  more

Lt. Gov. Forest Announces North Carolina Blockchain Initiative
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 2 -- Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest has announced the formation of the North Carolina Blockchain Initiative to study the unique attributes and use-cases of blockchain technology, virtual assets, smart contracts and digital tokens. * * * Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest has announced the formation of the North Carolina Blockchain Initiative to study the unique attributes and use-cases  more

N.C. Environmental Management Commission to Meet July 10-11
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 2 -- The Environmental Management Commission issued the following news release: The N.C. Environmental Management Commission (EMC) will meet July 10-11 at the Archdale Building in downtown Raleigh. Commission committees will meet Wednesday, July 10, with the full commission meeting Thursday, July 11. Topics to be discussed include a request for approval of hearing officer's reports on amendments to air quality rules and proposed changes to surface water classifica  more

North Carolina A.G. Stein Urges Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to Maintain Overdraft Protections
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 2 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein today submitted comments opposing any effort by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to roll back or limit its Overdraft Rule. The Overdraft Rule protects consumers by informing them about their banks' overdraft services and letting consumers make the choice to opt in to overdraft services on ATM and one-time debit transactions. "The Overdraft   more

North Carolina Department of Administration Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary of Historically Underutilized Businesses' Statewide Uniform Certification Program
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 1 -- The North Carolina Department of Administration issued the following news release: * * * - Cabinet agency spending with minority- and women-owned businesses at highest in a decade * * * July 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the North Carolina Department of Administration's (NC DOA) Office for Historically Underutilized Businesses' (HUB) Statewide Uniform Certification (SWUC) program and kicks off a celebration of several key milestones for minority- and w  more

North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Eight Stores Pay Fines for Price-Scanning Errors
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 2 -- The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Standards Division has collected fines from stores in Buncombe, Durham, Haywood, Pitt, Wake and Watauga counties because of excessive price-scanner errors. "The price on the shelf and the price at the register should match," said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. "Stores have a responsibility to   more

North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: N.C. Peach Growers Pleased With 2019 Crop
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 3 -- The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: After several hit-or-miss years, peach growers across the state are celebrating what is shaping up to be a solid peach growing season. "Consumers can expect peaches to be in good quantity and quality this year," said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. "Many growers began picking in early June with plans to continue through the end of August." Unlike s  more

North Carolina Department of Commerce: North Carolina's May County and Area Employment Figures Released
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 2 -- The North Carolina Department of Commerce issued the following news release: Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 95 of North Carolina's counties in May, decreased in three, and remained unchanged in two. Hyde County had the highest unemployment rate at 6.8 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 3.1 percent. All 15 of the state's metro areas experienced rate increases. Among the metro areas, Rocky Mount at 5.5 percent had the hig  more

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services: Funding to Help North Carolinians Keep Cool
RALEIGH, N.C., July 3 -- The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services issued the following news release: Funding is available to help North Carolinians in crisis pay utility bills or secure fuel or cooling resources. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' Crisis Intervention Program provides assistance to qualifying, low-income households who are experiencing a cooling related crisis (or heating related crisis in the winter). Applications are available through  more

North Carolina Department of Health: State Receives $1.2M in Grants to Fight Opioid Epidemic in 6 Rural Communities
RALEIGH, N.C., July 3 -- The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services issued the following news release: Six rural North Carolina communities will share $1.2 million in federal grant funds to strengthen and expand their response to opioid use disorder with increased planning; prevention; evidence-based treatment, including medication-assisted treatment; and recovery service delivery. This new federal funding was awarded as a $200,000 grant to each of the following: Ashe Memorial   more

North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources: Help Needed to Recover Another Missing N.C. Highway Historical Marker
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 1 -- The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources issued the following news release: The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, which manages the North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, requests the public's help in locating a missing historical marker. The marker was located at US 70 at Eno River bridge northwest of Hillsborough. It identified Hart's Mill, which was located outside of present-day Hillsborough and was the si  more

North Carolina Department of Public Safety: $1.4 Million Approved for Brunswick County Board of Education
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 3 -- The North Carolina Department of Public Safety issued the following news release: FEMA and the state of North Carolina are announcing nearly $1.4 million to reimburse the Brunswick County Board of Education for Hurricane Florence-related expenses. Damage created by the storm posed a threat to public health and safety requiring emergency response activities and protective measures. Brunswick County Board of Education contracted for emergency repairs and cleanu  more

North Carolina Department of Public Safety: 75 Princeville Homes to Be Studied for Possible Elevation Above Future Floodwaters
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 3 -- The North Carolina Department of Public Safety issued the following news release: Edgecombe County will receive more than $1.1 million in grant money to determine the feasibility of elevating 75 homes in the Town of Princeville that are at risk from repeated flooding. Funding is provided through FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), with FEMA providing $843,750 and the state of North Carolina funding the remaining $281,250. "Raising these homes safe  more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper Announces Boards and Commissions Appointments
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 2 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Roy Cooper announces North Carolina boards and commissions appointments. Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual to the North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board: * Emmylou Norfleet of Asheville as a licensed acupuncturist. Norfleet has been working as an acupuncturist and herbologist at the Chinese Acupuncture and Herbology Clinic in Asheville since 1999. She   more

North Carolina Lt. Gov.'s Director of Communications Falkenbury Issues Statement on News and Observer Articles
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 1 -- Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement by Director of Communications Jamey Falkenbury on News and Observer articles: "The News and Observer has stooped to an all new low. While we have become accustomed to their slanted and biased articles, 'reporting' information fed to them by a far-left George Soros-run organization is unconscionable. "The Lieutenant Governor believes that when 'diversity' and 'multiculturalism' are used as   more

North Carolina State University and New Belgium Brewing Craft New Partnership
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 3 -- North Carolina State University issued the following news release: NC State University today announced an agreement with New Belgium Brewing Company that will provide annual support to student-success initiatives and research projects and help further develop the fermentation science program at the university. As part of the agreement, New Belgium has been granted licensing rights to brew Old Tuffy Premium Lager which will be available in retail outlets throug  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving AMH NC Properties Two
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 3 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WRN-61): In the Matter of Application by AMH NC Properties Two, LP, 30601 Agoura Road, Suite 200L, Agoura Hills, California 91301, for Certificate of Authority to Charge for Water and/or Sewer Service and for Approval of Administrative Fee for Its Single-Family Dwellings in North Carolina Order Granting Certificate Of Authority And Approving Administrative Fee BY THE COMMISSION: O  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving CMF 15 Portfolio
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 3 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-955): In the Matter of Notification by CMF 15 Portfolio, LLC, 6584 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38138, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Colonial Grand at Crabtree Apartments in Wake County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On June 21, 2019, CMF 15 Portfolio, LLC (Applicant), filed with the Com  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Duke Energy Carolinas
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 3 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. E-7): In the Matter of Application of Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, for Approval of Time-of-Use Pilots. Order Approving Pilots BY THE COMMISSION: On April 1, 2019, Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (DEC or the Company), filed an application seeking approval of nine time-of-use (TOU) pilot programs (collectively referred to as the Pilots). This filing was made in response to the Commission'  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Friesian Holdings
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 2 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. EMP-105): In the Matter of Application of Friesian Holdings, LLC, for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to Construct a 70-MW Solar Facility in Scotland County, North Carolina BY THE CHAIR: On June 21, 2019, the North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation (NCEMC), filed a petition with the Commission seeking to intervene in the above-captioned docket. The Chair f  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Glenwood South Raleigh Apartments
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 3 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-1877): In the Matter of Notification by Glenwood South Raleigh Apartments, LLC, 117 Edinburgh South Drive, Suite 112, Cary, North Carolina 27511, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Link Glenwood South Apartments in Wake County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On June 21, 2019, Glenwood South Raleigh  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Gorman Crossing
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 3 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-1698): In the Matter of Notification by Gorman Crossing, LLC, 2723 Campus Walk Avenue, Durham, North Carolina 27705, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service Utilizing the Hot Water Capture, Cold Water Allocation Method in Gorman Crossing Apartments in Wake County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision (HWCCWA) BY THE COMMISSION: On  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Kensington Apartments
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 3 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-1692): In the Matter of Notification by Kensington Apartments, LLC, 2723 Campus Walk Avenue, Durham, North Carolina 27705, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service Utilizing the Hot Water Capture, Cold Water Allocation Method in Kensington Park Apartments in Wake County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision (HWCCWA) BY THE COMMISSI  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Mid-America Apartments
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 3 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-22): In the Matter of Notification by Mid-America Apartments, Limited Partnership, 6584 Poplar Avenue, Suite 300, Memphis, Tennessee 38138, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Colonial Grand at Trinity Commons Apartments in Wake County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On June 21, 2019, Mid-America A  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Post Parkside at Wade II
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 4 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2103): In the Matter of Notification by Post Parkside at Wade II, LP, 6584 Poplar Avenue, Suite 340, Memphis, Tennessee 38138, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Post Parkside at Wade II Apartments in Wake County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On June 21, 2019, Post Parkside at Wade II, LP (Applic  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Post Wade Tract M-2
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 3 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2247): In the Matter of Notification by Post Wade Tract M-2, LP, 6584 Poplar Avenue, Suite 340, Memphis, Tennessee 38138, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Post Parkside at Wade III Apartments in Wake County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On June 21, 2019, Post Wade Tract M-2, LP (Applicant), fil  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Progress Residential Borrower 7
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 3 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WRN-53): In the Matter of Application by Progress Residential Borrower 7, LLC, Post Office Box 4090, Scottsdale, Arizona 85261, for Certificate of Authority to Charge for Water and/or Sewer Service and for Approval of Administrative Fee for Its Single-Family Dwellings in North Carolina Order Granting Certificate Of Authority And Approving Administrative Fee BY THE COMMISSION: On J  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Progress Residential Borrower 8
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 3 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WRN-69): In the Matter of Application by Progress Residential Borrower 8, LLC, Post Office Box 4090, Scottsdale, Arizona 85261, for Certificate of Authority to Charge for Water and/or Sewer Service and for Approval of Administrative Fee for Its Single-Family Dwellings in North Carolina ORDER GRANTING CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY AND APPROVING ADMINISTRATIVE FEE BY THE COMMISSION: On J  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Progress Residential Exchange Borrower
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 3 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WRN-71): In the Matter of Application by Progress Residential Exchange Borrower, LLC, Post Office Box 4090, Scottsdale, Arizona 85261, for Certificate of Authority to Charge for Water and/or Sewer Service and for Approval of Administrative Fee for Its Single-Family Dwellings in North Carolina ORDER GRANTING CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY AND APPROVING ADMINISTRATIVE FEE BY THE COMMISSIO  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Property Owner 10
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 3 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WRN-66): In the Matter of Application by Property Owner 10, LLC, Post Office Box 4090, Scottsdale, Arizona 85261, for Certificate of Authority to Charge for Water and/or Sewer Service and for Approval of Administrative Fee for Its Single-Family Dwellings in North Carolina ORDER GRANTING CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY AND APPROVING ADMINISTRATIVE FEE BY THE COMMISSION: On June 7, 2019, P  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving SunEnergy1-Scotland Neck
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 5 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. SP-3303): In the Matter of Application of SunEnergy1-Scotland Neck, LLC, for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to Construct a 3-MW Solar Facility in Halifax County, North Carolina BY THE COMMISSION: On January 22, 2014, the Commission issued an Order amending and transferring to SunEnergy1-Scotland Neck, LLC (Applicant), a certificate of public convenience and neces  more

Premier's ProvideGx Program to Make the First FDA-Approved Version of Cysteine Hydrochloride Available to Providers
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, July 2 -- Premier, a healthcare improvement company, issued the following news release: Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC), through its ProvideGx(TM) program, is now supplying cysteine hydrochloride injection to providers, a critical drug for pediatric and adult patients that require total parenteral nutrition (TPN). Cysteine hydrochloride has been in shortage in the U.S. since 2015. This FDA-approved New Drug Application (NDA) for cysteine hydrochloride injection is held b  more

State Highway Patrol Focuses on Safety for July Fourth Weekend
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 2 -- The North Carolina Department of Public Safety State Highway Patrol issued the following news release: As the July Fourth Holiday approaches, the State Highway Patrol is encouraging motorists to focus on safe driving while traveling to their intended destinations. As traffic is expected to increase throughout the week, troopers will be out in full force monitoring driver behavior. With this in mind, SHP and the Wildlife Resources Commission's Law Enforcement   more

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center: Bryant, Wood Published in Supportive Care in Cancer
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, July 2 -- The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news: UNC Lineberger's Ashley Leak Bryant, PhD, RN-BC, OCN, assistant professor in the UNC School of Nursing, was first and corresponding author of a paper published in the journal Supportive Care in Cancer. UNC Lineberger's William A. Wood, MD, associate professor in the UNC School of Medicine Division of Hematology/Oncology, was the senior author. In the paper,   more

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center: Patients, Researchers Seek Melanoma Solutions
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, July 3 -- The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news: Ten years after he first discovered cancerous brown marks growing on his shoulder, Michael Martin learned the skin cancer was back. He already had the melanoma removed surgically twice, but the cancer came back a third time, and it had spread. Now the cancer was on his lung -- the cancerous cells were surgically removed -- and in his brain, a complication th  more

University of North Carolina-School of Medicine: Autism May Arise From Genetic Defect During 'Scaffolding' of Developing Brain
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, July 3 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of North Carolina's School of Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - Led by Eva Anton, PhD, scientists have uncovered details of a key cellular mechanism crucial for brain development. This process of brain development is spawned by a gene that, when mutated, had previously been linked to the development of autism. * * * UNC School of Medicine scientists found that a gene mutation linked to autism normall  more

University of North Carolina-School of Medicine: Studying Premature Babies to Understand Environmental Impacts on Children's Health
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, July 4 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of North Carolina's School of Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - UNC School of Medicine researchers are 15 years into a long-term study to learn how to optimize the health of children born at less than 28 weeks gestation, including identifying factors that help them succeed in school and develop social and communication skills. * * * Michael O'Shea, MD, MPH, C. Richard Morris Distinguished Professor o  more

University of North Carolina-Wilmington: Biology Professor Brian Arbogast Named Chair of the American Society of Mammalogists Conservation Committee
WILMINGTON, North Carolina, July 4 -- The University of North Carolina Wilmington campus issued the following news release: Brian Arbogast, professor in the Department of Biology, has been named chair of the American Society of Mammalogists Conservation Committee. The Conservation Committee is one of the oldest and most active committees in the society, and is responsible for the promotion of conservation and welfare of natural populations of land mammals. "I'm very excited to be the new chai  more

Western Carolina University's Water Treatment Plant Exceeds Drinking Water Standards, Garners State Award
CULLOWHEE, North Carolina, July 5 -- Western Carolina University issued the following news release: Western Carolina University's water treatment plant has been honored for surpassing federal and state drinking water standards in 2018. The North Carolina Area Wide Optimization Award, presented by the state Division of Water Resources' Public Water Supply Section, is part of an ongoing effort to enhance the performance of existing surface water treatment facilities. Awards are given each year t  more

Western Carolina University: Vecinos Farmworker Health Program Gains Grant From Community Foundation of Western North Carolina
CULLOWHEE, North Carolina, July 1 -- Western Carolina University issued the following news release: Vecinos Farmworker Health Program, a community service partner with Western Carolina University's College of Health and Human Sciences, has received a major grant that will ensure continued assistance to an underserved local population. Vecinos Spanish for "neighbors" is a Jackson County-based nonprofit that advocates for and provides medical support to uninsured and underinsured farmworkers and  more