Tuesday - September 22, 2020
State Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday June 30, 2019 ( 70 items )  

Bank of America Announces Planned Capital Distributions
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, June 27 -- Bank of America, a financial institution, issued the following news release: * * * - Quarterly Dividend to Increase 20 Percent - $30.9 Billion In Share Buybacks Approved * * * Bank of America today announced that the Federal Reserve did not object to its capital plan following completion of the 2019 Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review and that the company's Board of Directors approved plans to increase capital returns to shareholders. "By driving  more

Bank of America Introduces a Digital Debit Card
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, June 25 -- Bank of America, a financial institution, issued the following news release: * * * - Latest Features Deliver Enhanced Convenience to 27 Million Mobile Banking Clients - Company Named 'Best in Class' in Javelin's 2019 Mobile and Online Banking Scorecards * * * Bank of America today announced the launch of a digital debit card and other enhancements to its award-winning mobile banking app designed to make it easier and more convenient for clients to manag  more

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools: Board Names Three New Principals
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, June 25 -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools issued the following news: At its June 25 meeting, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education approved the appointments of Glenn Leonard Starnes II as principal at South Mecklenburg High, Trina Potter as principal at Shamrock Gardens Elementary and Joline L. Adams as principal at Ashley Park PreK-8 School. Starnes will join CMS from Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Public Schools (WS/FCPS), where he has served since 2016 as a pr  more

CommScope Holding: Ruckus Removes Hurdles to Digital Learning While Helping to Address the Vaping Epidemic
HICKORY, North Carolina, June 24 -- CommScope Holding issued the following news release: * * * - New multigigabit access products address network capacity crunch and new IoT partnership enables more effective response to E-cigarette use * * * Ruckus Networks (now part of CommScope via acquisition) today announced two new products to complement its growing multigigabit access network portfolio. The Ruckus R750 Wi-Fi 6 access point (AP) and ICX 7150-C10ZP switch address the capacity crunch cau  more

Cumberland County: FY2020 Budget Includes New Fire Service Funding Model
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina, June 25 -- Cumberland County issued the following news release: The Fiscal Year 2020 Budget approved by the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners on June 13 includes a new fire service funding model and a 3.75 cent increase in the fire tax district rate for residents who live or own property in the unincorporated areas of the county. The funding model was endorsed by the Public Safety Task Force in April. The rate will now be 15 cents per $100 valuation for res  more

Democratic Governors Want to Expand Health Care to Over 700k People But GOP Lawmakers Thwart Efforts
WASHINGTON, June 28 -- The Democratic Governors Association issued the following news: Democratic governors in North Carolina, Kansas, and Wisconsin are trying to expand health care access to over 700,000 people but have been blocked at every turn by GOP legislators. In North Carolina, recent studies show that Gov. Roy Cooper's Medicaid expansion plan would cover an additional 500,000 North Carolinians. But GOP lawmakers refuse to consider the plan and have delivered a state budget that comple  more

DSCC: Trainwreck TV Interview - Tillis Dogged by Health Care, Hypocrisy of Skipped VA Hearing & That Olympic Gold Flip-Flop
WASHINGTON, June 28 -- The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee issued the following news release: Tillis struggled to defend skipping a VA Committee hearing so he could attend a political fundraiser, bragged about leading the charge to make Medicaid expansion illegal in North Carolina, and admitted he put North Carolina military construction projects at risk Senator Thom Tillis is reeling from a trainwreck TV interview with Spectrum News yesterday, where he was dogged by questions about h  more

Duke Energy Board Appoints Nicholas Fanandakis as Board Member
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, June 26 -- Duke Energy issued the following news release: Duke Energy's board of directors today announced the appointment of DowDuPont executive vice president Nicholas Fanandakis as a new board member, effective today. Fanandakis served as DuPont's chief financial officer from 2009 until 2017, when DuPont merged with Dow Chemical Co., creating DowDuPont. He continued to serve as CFO of the DuPont legal entity within DowDuPont until earlier this year. "Nick Fananda  more

Duke Energy Renewables to Use New Technology to Help Protect Bats at Its Wind Sites
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, June 26 -- Duke Energy issued the following news release: * * * - Becomes First Company to Commercially Deploy NRG Systems' Innovative Bat Deterrent System in the Continental U.S. - Technology Reduced Bat Fatalities by 50% During Field Testing * * * Texas leads the nation in wind energy generation with thousands of wind turbines throughout the state. This is a boon for clean energy generation but not for the state's large population of bats, which are often drawn   more

Duke University-Pratt School of Engineering: Low-Cost Retinal Scanner Could Help Prevent Blindness Worldwide
DURHAM, North Carolina, June 29 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering issued the following news release: * * * - Re-engineered device offers clinically accurate eye scans at a fraction of the cost * * * Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed a low-cost, portable optical coherence tomography (OCT) scanner that promises to bring the vision-saving technology to underserved regions throughout the United States and abroad. Thanks to a redesigned, 3  more

Durham Converts Existing Streetlights to Energy-Saving LEDs
DURHAM, North Carolina, June 24 -- The city of Durham issued the following news: Beginning this week and lasting over the next 18 months, residents may soon observe the Bull City's more than 20,000 existing streetlights being converted to high-efficiency LEDs, all thanks to a partnership between the City of Durham and Duke Energy Carolinas. On April 1, the Durham City Council approved a plan to replace the City's 21,017 existing streetlights, which are owned by Duke Energy Carolinas. The City   more

Durham Technical Community College Free Libraries Thrive With Book Harvest Partnership
DURHAM, North Carolina, June 28 -- Durham Technical Community College issued the following news release: With about 150 books being donated from Book Harvest every month, the Little Free Libraries at Durham Technical Community College are flourishing. Little Free Libraries, a decade-long global movement, are stations where people can grab books for free and bring their unwanted books for others to enjoy. The Durham Tech Little Free Libraries were installed last year on Main Campus, Orange Coun  more

Free SAS Educational App Generates Money for U.N. Sustainability Goals While Students Learn, and Is Available in App Store
CARY, North Carolina, June 26 -- SAS Institute, a business analytics software and services provider, issued the following news release: * * * - GatherIQ, from SAS and Curriculum Pathways, is bolstered by partnerships with Zoe Empowers, WaterAid, Girls Who Code, DoSomething.org, World's Largest Lesson, Participate Learning and others * * * What if a high school student, concerned about poverty, could generate money for that cause simply by studying it? That will soon be possible through Gathe  more

Gardner-Webb University and Blue Ridge Community College Sign Articulation Agreement
BOILING SPRINGS, North Carolina, June 24 -- Gardner-Webb University issued the following news release: * * * - Arrangement Benefits Students who Earn Applied Association of Science Degrees * * * Blue Ridge Community College President Laura B. Leatherwood joined with Gardner-Webb University Interim President Dr. Ben Leslie to sign an articulation agreement designed to provide a clear pathway for students who want to earn an associate degree in accounting, early childhood, business administrat  more

General Assembly Appoints Apodaca to Western Carolina University Board, Reappoints Haskett
CULLOWHEE, North Carolina, June 28 -- Western Carolina University issued the following news release: The General Assembly has appointed former N.C. Sen. Thomas Apodaca of Henderson County and reappointed Timothy Haskett of Cleveland County to four-year terms on the Western Carolina University Board of Trustees. Both terms are effective July 1 and will expire June 30, 2023. The appointment of Apodaca came at the recommendation of N.C. Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger and reappointment   more

Gov. Cooper: North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority Funds Approved to Attract More Than $123.7 Million in Private Investment
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 24 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Governor Cooper announced today that the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 21 grant requests to local governments totaling $10,790,000. The requests include commitments to create a total of 1,314 jobs, 515 which have previously been announced. The public investment in these projects will attract more than $123.7 million in private investment. "By making strategi  more

Maryland Democratic Party Issues Statement on SCOTUS Decision
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 26 -- The Maryland Democratic Party issued the following statement regarding the SCOTUS ruling on electoral maps in Maryland and North Carolina: "In a 5-4 decision Chief Justice John Roberts wrote on behalf of the majority, "We conclude that partisan gerrymandering claims present political questions beyond the reach of the federal courts." "Speaking on behalf of the Maryland Democratic Party, Chairwoman Maya Rockeymoore Cummings challenged Senate Republicans to take u  more

McLaren Health Care Wins 2019 Premier Alliance Excellence Award
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, June 25 -- Premier, a healthcare improvement company, issued the following news release: * * * - Michigan-based health system nationally recognized by Premier Inc. for driving innovation in healthcare * * * Premier Inc. has named McLaren Health Care, a fully integrated health network serving Michigan and Indiana, the winner of the 2019 Richard A. Norling Premier Alliance Excellence Award. McLaren's system includes 14 hospitals; a 490-member physician network; comm  more

National Republican Congressional Committee: China Dan McCready Slammed for Lying
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- The National Republican Congressional Committee issued the following news release: China Dan McCready is getting slammed in the press for denying he ever invested in Strata Solar which outsourced jobs overseas to China. And, well, the headline says it all... Democrat congressional candidate Dan McCready denies investment in solar company he invested in North Carolina Business Daily Karen Kidd https://ncbusinessdaily.com/stories/512651518-democrat-congressional-candid  more

North Carolina A.G. Stein Issues Statement on Information About Children Detained at Border
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 24 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following statement urging the Department of Homeland Security to answer questions about children and adults being held at the border: "Like millions of other Americans, I am extremely concerned about the conditions at U.S. government detention facilities. It was truly appalling to see video of a Trump administration lawyer arguing to the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit last Friday that the detentio  more

North Carolina A.G. Stein Issues Statement on State Abortion Statute
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 24 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following statement: Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that he will not participate in the state's appeal of the current version of the North Carolina abortion statute. He has directed career lawyers at the North Carolina Department of Justice, led by Solicitor General Matt Sawchak to handle this case. "I strongly support a woman's right to make her own reproductive healthcare decisions. For ne  more

North Carolina A.G. Stein Issues Statement on Supreme Court's Census Decision
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 27 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following statement on the Supreme Court's decision on the census case: "The census should not be political, and the Supreme Court made the right choice in this case. "North Carolinians deserve their fair share of representation in Congress and of federal dollars whether for roads, schools, or healthcare." In April, Attorney General Josh Stein joined (http://ncdoj.gov/News-and-Alerts/News-Releases-and-Ad  more

North Carolina Democratic Party: WRAL Editorial - 'Moore, Berger Flat-Out Wrong. Compromise, Expand Medicaid Now'
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 25 -- The North Carolina Democratic Party issued the following news, dated June 21: The WRAL editorial board, like the majority of North Carolinians, has had enough of Sen. Phil Berger and Speaker Tim Moore's "cruelty and thoughtlessness" in refusing to compromise with Governor Cooper and expand Medicaid now. As the editorial notes, Republican leadership's four points of objection to Medicaid expansion are "wrong and misleading." Dan Forest also objects to expansi  more

North Carolina Department of Administration: Governor Announces Release of 2019 Status of Women in North Carolina Health & Wellness Report
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 26 -- The North Carolina Department of Administration issued the following news release: Governor Cooper today announced the completion of the 2019 Status of Women in North Carolina: Health and Wellness Report, released by the NC Department of Administration's Council for Women and Youth Involvement. The report was unveiled at the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) in Asheville and is the second in a series of four highlighting key issues affecting the l  more

North Carolina Department of Administration: NC Council for Women & Youth Involvement Unveils 2019 Status of Women Health & Wellness Report
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 26 -- The North Carolina Department of Administration issued the following news release: * * * - YWCA Lower Cape Fear and UNC Wilmington Partner for Launch Event * * * The NC Department of Administration's Council for Women and Youth Involvement today unveiled the 2019 Status of Women in North Carolina: Health and Wellness Report at UNC Wilmington. This report is the second of four to be released by the Council in partnership with the Institute for Women's Poli  more

North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Use Extreme Caution With Fireworks During Dry Conditions
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 27 -- The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: * * * - Fireworks caused 35 wildfires in 2018 * * * Elevated wildfire risks due to abnormally dry conditions in Eastern North Carolina are prompting N.C. Forest Service officials to urge extreme caution with fireworks and to celebrate safely this Independence Day. Forecast chances for rain are slight at best and are unlikely in the southeastern counties fo  more

North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality: State Climate Change Interagency Council to Meet July 16
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 24 -- The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality issued the following news release: The North Carolina Climate Change Interagency Council will hold its fourth meeting in Winston-Salem on Tuesday, July 16th. The agenda will include speakers from the North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies (NCICS) along with updates from agencies directed to prepare plans and assessments. Also on the agenda are updates on other activities related to Section 9 of Exec  more

North Carolina Department of Insurance Sets Up Flood Insurance Conferences Statewide
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 24 -- The North Carolina Department of Insurance issued the following news release, dated June 21: * * * - Free CE course credit for agents who attend flood insurance classes * * * North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has set up five flood insurance conferences statewide to inform the public, insurance and real estate agents of the need to purchase flood insurance, regardless of where you live. Hurricane season runs June 1 until Nov. 1 and typicall  more

North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources: N.C. Highway Historical Marker to Recognize Preservationist/Humorist
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 26 -- The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources issued the following news release: He was appointed North Carolina's "Ambassador of Goodwill" by Gov. R. Gregg Cherry in 1949 and was so recognized by seven governors. The Washington, N.C. native also was a preservationist and instrumental in establishing Historic Bath State Historic Site. Humorist and preservationist Edmund Harding will be recognized with a N.C. Highway Historical Marker to be d  more

North Carolina Department of Public Safety: Additional $3 Million Approved for New Hanover County
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 26 -- The North Carolina Department of Public Safety issued the following news release: FEMA and the state of North Carolina are announcing $3 million to reimburse New Hanover County for debris cleanup activities following Hurricane Florence. FEMA has already approved more than $10.5 million for New Hanover County Hurricane Florence-related expenses. This brings the total to $13.5 million. Disaster generated debris posed a threat to public health, safety, natural  more

North Carolina Department of Public Safety: Emergency Management's Deputy Risk Management Chief Named to National Boards
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 25 -- The North Carolina Department of Public Safety issued the following news release, dated June 21: Gary Thompson's name has been showing up in some very high-profile places: In fact, on some of the most prestigious lists for a professional with expertise in the Global Positioning System (GPS), the satellite technology that supports everything from mapping apps on your smartphone to weather forecasts and military operations. Thompson serves as North Carolina E  more

North Carolina Department of Public Safety: Moore Named Judicial Division Administrator
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 24 -- The North Carolina Department of Public Safety issued the following news release: The North Carolina Department of Public Safety's Division of Community Corrections has named Sheila Moore as the new Judicial Division Administrator for Division Two. Moore is a 22-year employee of the Department of Public Safety. She has served as the Asst. Judicial District Manager for nearly 3 years and as the Judicial District Manager for 2 years in District 12, Cumberland  more

North Carolina Department of Public Safety: Responders Train to Become All Hazards Incident Management Team Members
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 26 -- The North Carolina Department of Public Safety issued the following news release: When disaster strikes, it takes trained individuals to step up and perform the needed roles on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT). These teams are essential to planning and managing the resources needed to respond to all types of disasters and helping local governments when a large disaster overwhelms the local capacity to manage response. Approximately 30 people f  more

North Carolina Department of Public Safety: State Highway Patrol Puts Promotions on Hold to Investigate Allegation About Testing Process
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 28 -- The North Carolina Department of Public Safety issued the following news release: North Carolina State Highway Patrol promotions are being put on hold while Internal Affairs investigates an allegation that the promotional testing process was compromised. "I am saddened and concerned about the allegation," SHP Colonel Glenn McNeill stated. "I take this allegation seriously and directed for the internal investigation to get underway without delay." Promotions  more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper Announces Judicial Appointment
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 28 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Governor Roy Cooper has appointed Erica Standfield Brandon as District Court Judge to Judicial District 17A, serving Rockingham and Caswell counties. She will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Michael Gentry. "Erica brings broad legal experience and a history of community engagement to the bench, and I am grateful for her commitment to public service in North Ca  more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper Announces Lowe's Will Locate New Global Technology Center in Charlotte
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 27 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - Expansion Will Add More Than 1,600 Jobs and Build on North Carolina's Tech Leadership * * * Governor Roy Cooper announced today that Mooresville-based home improvement company Lowe's will locate a major new technology center in Charlotte, creating more than 1,600 jobs. "Lowe's is expanding in a way that will take technology to new heights and this company knows its home state c  more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper Requests Disaster Declaration From U.S. Small Business Administration
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 25 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - Federal Declaration Would Provide Disaster Loans for Flood Victims in Mecklenburg, Catawba and Surrounding Counties * * * Governor Roy Cooper signed a letter requesting that the U.S. Small Business Administration issue a disaster declaration for Mecklenburg County and Catawba County, and the contiguous counties of Alexander, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, a  more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper Vetoes GOP Budget That Fails on Public Education, Health Care, Economy
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 28 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Joined by dozens of public school teachers and health care professionals and advocates, Governor Roy Cooper today spoke about his veto of the budget passed this week by the legislature. "I am vetoing this budget because it prioritizes the wrong things. It values corporate tax breaks over classrooms, gimmicks over guaranteed school construction, and political ideology over people," said Gov  more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper: Ashe Memorial Hospital Calls on Lawmakers to Close the Health Coverage Gap
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 28 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, the Board of Trustees of Ashe Memorial Hospital presented Governor Roy Cooper with a resolution encouraging the Governor and the General Assembly to expand Medicaid. Earlier in the day, Governor Cooper vetoed the budget because of the many ways it is bad for North Carolinians, especially those who cannot afford health insurance and struggle to access health care. "The single best th  more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper: Governor Announces Release of 2019 Status of Women in North Carolina Health & Wellness Report
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 25 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Governor Cooper today announced the completion of the 2019 Status of Women in North Carolina: Health and Wellness Report, released by the NC Department of Administration's Council for Women and Youth Involvement. The report was unveiled at the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) in Asheville and is the second in a series of four highlighting key issues affecting the lives of women  more

North Carolina Lt. Gov. Forest Issues Statement on Electronic Vertical Take Off, Landing Budget Funding
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 26 -- Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement on electronic vertical take off and landing budget funding: "North Carolina has a very rich history with aviation and innovation. Whether we want to admit it or not, electronic vertical take off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles will be here in the very near future. "While we should always continue to attract existing businesses to this state, we should also be casting a vision for future opp  more

North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority Funds Approved to Attract More Than $123.7 Million in Private Investment
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 24 -- The North Carolina Department of Commerce issued the following news release: Governor Cooper announced today that the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 21 grant requests to local governments totaling $10,790,000. The requests include commitments to create a total of 1,314 jobs, 515 which have previously been announced. The public investment in these projects will attract more than $123.7 million in private investment. "By making s  more

North Carolina State University: Researchers Create First Portable Tech for Detecting Cyanotoxins in Water
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 26 [TNSresearch] -- North Carolina State University issued the following news release: North Carolina State University researchers have developed the first portable technology that can test for cyanotoxins in water. The device can be used to detect four common types of cyanotoxins, including two for which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently finalized recreational water quality criteria. Cyanotoxins are toxic substances produced by cyanobacteria  more

North Carolina State University: Researchers Create Multi-Junction Solar Cells From Off-the-Shelf Components
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 25 [TNSscienceresearch] -- North Carolina State University issued the following news release: Multi-junction solar cells are both the most efficient type of solar cell on the market today and the most expensive type of solar cell to produce. In a proof-of-concept paper, researchers from North Carolina State University detail a new approach for creating multi-junction solar cells using off-the-shelf components, resulting in lower cost, high-efficiency solar cells fo  more

North Carolina State University: Study - Internet Perpetuates Job Market Inequality
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 27 [TNSresearch] -- North Carolina State University issued the following news release: Recent research finds the internet is giving both employers and job seekers access to more information, but has not made the hiring process more meritocratic. Instead, lower-wage jobs have become "black holes," with intense competition for positions, while many higher-wage jobs are going to targeted candidates and are open to only limited competition. "In theory, the internet gi  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Aqua North Carolina
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 27 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. W-218): In the Matter of Application by Aqua North Carolina, Inc., 202 MacKenan Court, Cary, North Carolina 27511 for Authority to Adjust And Increase Rates for Water and Sewer Utility Service for all Areas in North Carolina BY THE PRESIDING COMMISSIONER: On December 18, 2018, in Docket No.W-218, Sub 497, the Commission issued an Order Approving Partial Settlement Agreement and St  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Duke Energy Carolinas
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 25 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. E-7): In the Matter of Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, Existing DSM Program Rider Docket No. E-7, Subs 487, 828, 1026, and 1146 BY THE COMMISSION: On March 29, 2019, Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (DEC or the Company), made an initial filing proposing its annual change to the Existing DSM Program Rider (EDPR), based on the December 31, 2018, legacy demand-side management (DSM) deferral   more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Duke Energy Progress
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 24 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. E-2): In the Matter of Randy W. Johnson, Post Office Box 624, Four Oaks, North Carolina 27524, et al., Complainants v. Duke Energy Progress, LLC, Respondent ORDER DISMISSING COMPLAINT BY THE COMMISSION: On January 28, 2019, Randy W. Johnson, Ed Koontz, James Tarrance, Betty Denmark, and Steven Anstoetter (Complainants) filed a complaint against Duke Energy Progress, LLC (DEP),   more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Milestone Relocation Solutions
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 26 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. T-100): In the Matter of Milestone Relocation Solutions, Inc., 801 94th Avenue N., Suite 203, St. Petersburg, Florida 33702 - Termination of Liability Insurance BY THE COMMISSION: The Commission has been advised by the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles that they have received notification from ICC Insurance Companies that your liability coverage will be canceled as of July  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving The Cardinal at North Hills
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 28 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. E-69): In the Matter of Request for Exemption from Prohibition of Master Metering by The Cardinal at North Hills, LLC, Wake County, North Carolina BY THE COMMISSION: On June 4, 2019, The Cardinal at North Hills, LLC (Applicant) filed a request in the above-captioned docket for an exemption from the master metering prohibition for electric service established in N.C.G.S.Sec. 143-15  more

Oceaneering Launches Inform Inspect Digital Asset Inspection System
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, June 27 -- Oceaneering International, a subsea engineering and applied technology company, issued the following news: Oceaneering International, Inc., has launched the Inform Inspect(TM) digital asset inspection system, which aims to streamline non-destructive testing (NDT) and inspection management. The tablet-based technology equips technicians, supervisors and managers with the ability to deliver seamless, end-to-end inspection - from planning to revi  more

Ohio State Rep. Sykes Issues Statement on N.C., Maryland Gerrymandering Cases Court Decision
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 27 -- The Ohio House Democrats issued the following statement by State Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes, D-Akron, on the Supreme Court's decision in the North Carolina and Maryland partisan gerrymandering cases: * * * - Disappointed in decision to sidestep issue, uphold unfair maps * * * The decision will impact the ongoing court challenge to Ohio's congressional map. "While today's decision is a step back in the fight against unfair districts, we must continue to move forward   more

University of Michigan: Opioids Study Shows High-Risk Counties Across the Country, Suggests Local Solutions to Epidemic
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, June 29 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Michigan issued the following news release: Dozens of counties in the Midwest and South are at the highest risk for opioid deaths in the United States, say University of Michigan researchers. In a study of more than 3,000 counties across the U.S., the researchers found that residents of 412 counties are at least twice as likely to be at high risk for opioid overdose deaths and to lack providers who can deliver medications t  more

University of North Carolina-Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center: Backed By Grant, Fundraiser, Westmoreland to Launch Study to Improve Survival for Teens With Blood Cancer in Malawi
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, June 27 -- The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news: University of North Carolina's Kate Westmoreland, MD, has been amazed and excited by a surge of support for her work to improve treatment for adolescents and young adults with Burkitt lymphoma in Malawi, a country in Sub-Saharan Africa where this type of blood cancer is more common and deadly than in the United States. Westmoreland recently received a five-  more

University of North Carolina-Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center: Grateful Patient Works With Lab Team to Find Cancer Therapies
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, June 29 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news: Once cancer treatment ends, hopefully with a clean bill of health, most patients hightail it away from the hospital, putting the endless batteries of tests, needle sticks and scans in their rearview mirror. So it's a rare patient that returns of their own volition, and rarer still, becomes a lab volunteer. But that's exactly what David   more

University of North Carolina-Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center: Major Gift Supports Efforts in Breast Cancer Research
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, June 25 -- The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news: Bill and Nancy Graham of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, have donated $1 million to support breast cancer research and care at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Grahams established the Bill and Nancy Graham Breast Cancer Research Fund to provide the cancer center's leadership with unrestricted funding, which enables them to make investments  more

University of North Carolina-School of Medicine Project-Malawi Researchers Receive Grand Challenges Explorations Grant
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, June 29 -- The University of North Carolina's School of Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will fund groundbreaking research in global health and development, including a project to lessen infant antibiotic use in Africa led by UNC Project-Malawi's Tisungane Mvalo. * * * The Lilongwe Medical Relief Fund Trust announced that it has won a Grand Challenges Explorations grant - an initiative funded by the Bill & Me  more

University of North Carolina-School of Medicine: Health Care Launches Innovative Fully Integrated Epic Telehealth Solution
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, June 26 -- The University of North Carolina's School of Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - App enhances patient experience enabling video visits with their providers; providers benefit from one-click video workflow, fully embedded within the patient chart * * * UNC Health Care leads the innovation of telehealth by developing a fully integrated solution that enables patients to easily access providers through enhanced functionality of their My UNC  more

University of North Carolina-School of Medicine: Researchers Find Correlation Between Vaping Cannabis and Other Tobacco Use
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, June 28 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- The University of North Carolina's School of Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - UNC Family Medicine researchers Sarah Kowitt, PhD, MPH, and Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, lead new study on teen rates for using e-cigarette devices to vape marijuana. * * * Researchers at UNC School of Medicine found almost one in ten North Carolina adolescents reported ever vaping cannabis or marijuana. The researchers also found strong   more

University of North Carolina-School of Medicine: Researchers Identify Traits Linked to Better Outcomes in HPV-Linked Head and Neck Cancer
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, June 26 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of North Carolina's School of Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - Led by Gaorav Gupta, MD, PhD, and Bhishamjit Chera, MD, UNC School of Medicine and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers believe their findings could help identify patients with characteristics linked to improved treatment response. * * * Using a new blood test that's in development, University of North Carolina Linebe  more

University of North Carolina-School of Medicine: Scientists Discover Method for Developing Tracers Used for Medical Imaging
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, June 26 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of North Carolina's School of Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - UNC Lineberger researchers led by Zibo Li, PhD, said their findings could make it possible to attach radioactive tags to compounds that previously have been difficult or even impossible to label. * * * In an advance for medical imaging, scientists from University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered a  more

University of North Carolina-School of Medicine: Scientists Make Single-Cell Map to Reprogram Scar Tissue Into Healthy Heart Cells
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, June 27 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of North Carolina's School of Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - UNC McAllister Heart Institute scientists led by Li Qian, PhD, developed a single-cell genomics pipeline to discover the molecular roadmap underlying the conversion of human scar-making fibroblasts into cardiomyocytes. * * * Every year 790,000 Americans suffer a heart attack, which leaves damaged scar tissue on the heart and limits its   more

Virginia Commonwealth University Expert Explains Sweeping Impact of Supreme Court's Partisan Gerrymandering Decision
RICHMOND, Virginia, June 27 -- Virginia Commonwealth University issued the following news: The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in two partisan gerrymandering cases -- stemming from challenges to district maps in North Carolina and Maryland -- finding that partisan gerrymandering is a "political question" and that federal courts do not have a role in addressing it. Alex Keena, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Political Science in the College of Humanities and Sciences and co-author of "G  more

Western Carolina University: Workshop to Focus on Customer Service for Hospitality Industry
CULLOWHEE, North Carolina, June 24 -- Western Carolina University issued the following news release: Western Carolina University's Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment is offering a workshop on "Five-Star Customer Service for the Hospitality Industry" from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the university's instructional site at Biltmore Park in Asheville. "Entertainment, dining and tourism businesses want and depend on current customer referrals," said Susan Fouts, workshop instr  more

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Names 5 New Principals for 2019-2020
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, June 27 -- The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools issued the following news: The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Educaton has approved the naming of five new principals. Sean Gaillard will be the new principal at Moore Magnet Elementary School. Shannon Boles will be the new principal at The Children's Center. Matt Dixson will be the new principal at Meadowlark Middle School. Brendan Elkins will be the new principal at Piney Grove Elementary School. Joey   more

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Board of Education Meets June 25, 2019
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, June 25 -- The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools issued the following news: The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education met at 6:30 p.m. on June 25, 2019, as part of the board's regular meeting schedule. This was the final meeting for the 2018-2019 academic year. They met inside the auditorium of the Education Building at 4801 Bethania Station Road in Winston-Salem. The board recognized: * Togo West Prize The board discussed: * Alternative Accounta  more

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools: 'I Will Miss the Kids'
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, June 24 -- The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools issued the following news, dated June 20: By Kim Underwood At the end of the month, Bob Vorbroker will retire as the principal at Piney Grove Elementary. "I will really miss the kids," Vorbroker said. No matter what stresses a day might bring, he said, walking into any classroom in the building would immediately cheer him up. He will miss his colleagues as well. "They are quite a crew," he said. "We are just  more

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools: 'So Good With Children'
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, June 26 -- The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools issued the following news: For 46 years, Patricia Douthit served Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools as a teacher assistant. She joined the school system in 1973 as a teacher assistant at Union Cross Elementary. For the next 26 years, she served there. For many of her years there, Peggy Tesh, who has since retired, was the principal at Union Cross. Douthit went far beyond her responsibilities as a teacher ass  more

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools: 'The Perfect Match'
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, June 24 -- The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools issued the following news, dated June 20: By Kim Underwood At Piney Grove Elementary, staff members are delighted that Assistant Principal Brendan Elkins will become the new principal after Principal Bob Vorbroker retires at the end of the month. As Vickie True, the school's Data Manager, put it: "Piney Grove Elementary is blessed to be able to have Mr. Elkins step up into the position of principal. We are all  more

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools: Superintendent Search Continues With More Special-Called Board of Education Meetings
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, June 24 -- The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools issued the following news, dated June 20: The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education is continuing the search for the district's next superintendent. A first round of interviews wrapped up earlier this week and a second round is expected to begin later this month. The original pool of 44 candidates from 16 different states was first narrowed to less than 20 for round one interviews. The second round of  more