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State Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday June 23, 2019 ( 82 items )  

Asheville Regional Airport Surprises Passengers With a Special National Yoga Day Experience
ASHEVILLE, North Carolina, June 21 -- The Asheville Regional Airport issued the following news: Passengers made the most of their time at the Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) with a National Yoga Day surprise, presented while they awaited boarding at their gate. AVL partnered with locally-owned Namaste in Nature to bring travelers a taste of yoga on the go. Passengers enjoyed participating in the health and wellness experience, as Namaste in Nature owner Miranda Peterson led them through a ser  more

Aswani Volety Selected As Elon University's Next Provost
ELON, North Carolina, June 19 -- Elon University issued the following news release: The dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and executive director for the Center for Marine Science at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, brings 20 years of academic and administrative experience to the position. Following a national search, Aswani Volety, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and executive director for the Center for Marine Science at the University of North Carolina at Wilmi  more

Business Leaders to North Carolina Gov. Cooper: A Healthier Workforce Means a Stronger Economy
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 20 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - Local Chambers of Commerce Urge Lawmakers to Close Health Coverage Gap to Strengthen NC Workforce and Recruit New Jobs * * * In a roundtable discussion with Governor Cooper and Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen, business leaders made the economic case for closing the health care coverage gap in North Carolina. They shared how high uninsured rates for people in their  more

City of Greensboro: 2019-20 Annual Action Plan Submitted to HUD
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, June 19 -- The city of Greensboro issued the following news: The Neighborhood Development Department has submitted its 2019-20 Annual Action Plan to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on behalf of Greensboro and HOME Program Consortium member jurisdictions City of Burlington, and Guilford and Alamance counties. The Annual Action Plan describes how the City and HOME partners plan to meet ongoing commitments and mandates using Fiscal Year 2019-20  more

CommScope Holding: Ruckus Networks Eases Hotel Fiber Deployments While Enabling New IoT Solutions
HICKORY, North Carolina, June 17 -- CommScope Holding issued the following news release: * * * - Expands portfolio to include fiber-to-the-room, and IoT partnerships to deliver applications for hotel safety, operational efficiency and enhanced guest experience * * * Ruckus Networks (now part of CommScope via acquisition) today announced an expanded hospitality connectivity portfolio to include the ICX 7150-24F fiber switch, ICX 7150-C08 compact switch and Fiber Backpack, which supports the H  more

CommScope Holding: SaskTel Selects ARRIS HomeAssure Solution - Comprising Gateways, Extenders and Eco Cloud Device Management - to Deliver Premium Wi-Fi Service Throughout Saskatchewan
HICKORY, North Carolina, June 20 -- CommScope Holding issued the following news release: * * * - ARRIS HomeAssure(TM) solution increases Wi-Fi speed and simplifies home network management, reducing operating costs and giving subscribers more control * * * ARRIS (now part of CommScope) today announced that SaskTel has selected the ARRIS HomeAssure(TM) solution to bring new high-performance Wi-Fi services to subscribers across Saskatchewan, Canada. The HomeAssure solution is designed to ensu  more

CommScope Stockholders Approve Proxy Proposals
HICKORY, North Carolina, June 21 -- CommScope Holding issued the following news release: The stockholders of CommScope Holding Company, Inc., a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, approved four proxy proposals today at the company's annual meeting of stockholders. CommScope stockholders re-elected Marvin S. Edwards, Jr., Claudius E. Watts IV and Timothy T. Yates as Class III directors for terms ending in 2022 and ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP   more

Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice: Doris Daye Named New Warden at Caswell Correctional Center
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 20 -- The North Carolina Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice issued the following news release: The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice has named Doris Daye as the new warden of the Caswell Correctional Center in Blanch. Daye, 50, had been the assistant superintendent for programs at Polk Correctional Institution in Butner. A veteran employee to state government, Daye began her career as an office assistant   more

Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice: Kristie Brayboy Named New Warden at Morrison Correctional Institution
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 20 -- The North Carolina Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice issued the following news release: The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice has named Kristie Brayboy as the new warden of the Morrison Correctional Institution in Hoffman. Brayboy, 46, had been the warden at the Hoke Correctional Institution in Raeford since 2016. A veteran employee to state government, Brayboy began her career in 1995 as a correct  more

Division of Air Quality: Comment Period and Public Hearings Announced for Proposed Log Fumigation Rule
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 18 -- The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality's Division of Air Quality issued the following news release: The public is invited to comment on the proposed air quality rule changes to regulate emissions of methyl bromide at log fumigation operations. The Division of Air Quality (DAQ) will also host public hearings on the proposed rules in Raleigh, on July 22, and Wilmington, on July 23. DAQ proposed regulating methyl bromide by establishing an Accep  more

Duke University-Pratt School of Engineering: App for Stopping Drone Deliveries Over Prison Walls
DURHAM, North Carolina, June 20 -- Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering issued the following news release: * * * - Duke engineers are developing an app for the North Carolina Department of Public Safety to detect and thwart drones attempting to deliver contraband at state prisons * * * Engineers at Duke University are teaming up with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety to address a growing concern for correctional facilities worldwide--drones delivering contraband over pr  more

Durham Launches Transitional Jobs Program for Justice-Involved Residents
DURHAM, North Carolina, June 19 -- The city of Durham issued the following news: * * * - New Program Provides Temporary, Wage-Paying City Jobs & Support Services * * * It can be tough to find a good job with a livable wage. Now, imagine trying to find steady work if you have a criminal record. The task can be daunting and disheartening. The City of Durham Office of Economic and Workforce Development has partnered with the Durham Innovation Team (I-Team) to address this issue through the lau  more

Durham Seeks Neighborhoods Projects for Matching Grant Program
DURHAM, North Carolina, June 21 -- The city of Durham issued the following news: * * * - Applications Due July 31 * * * Durham residents seeking to make their neighborhoods better place to live, work, play, and shop may now apply to receive up to $2,500 for their project through the City of Durham Neighborhood Matching Grants Program. The City's Neighborhood Improvement Services Department is now seeking applicants for their program, which provides grants up to $2,500 to neighborhood associ  more

Durham Technical Community College Teacher Shares Stories of Local Refugees Through Film Project
DURHAM, North Carolina, June 21 -- Durham Technical Community College issued the following news release: Durham Tech instructor Grace Beeler has a passion for filmmaking. Her latest project blends that passion with her desire to help a group of people she often interacts with -- refugees. Beeler teaches English as a Second Language, or ESL, at Durham Tech. The project, known as the Triangle Refugees Film Project, is to produce several short documentary films about local refugees. The first i  more

Durham's Approved FY 2019-20 Budget Focuses on Addressing Equity Issues
DURHAM, North Carolina, June 17 -- The city of Durham issued the following news: Citing how the FY 2019-2020 final budget enhances City of Durham efforts to address equity issues, the City Council voted tonight to approve next year's budget, which features equity efforts woven into existing and new initiatives to collectively make a bold statement about the City's intentions moving forward. The City Council set the new property tax rate at 53.17 cents, a 1.72 cent increase from the revenue neu  more

Durham's Participatory Budgeting Winning Projects Announced
DURHAM, North Carolina, June 19 -- The city of Durham issued the following news: After a month-long voting process where more than 10,000 residents cast their votes on how to spend $2.4 million, the results are in for Durham's first-ever Participatory Budgeting process. More than 500 ideas were narrowed down to 40 projects in each of the three City Council Wards, with each ward receiving an equal share of $800,000 to go toward their top-voted projects. Last month, residents in each ward were a  more

Elon University Joins Partnerships for Listening and Action by Communities and Educators Collaboratory
ELON, North Carolina, June 20 -- Elon University issued the following news release: The initiative led by the Bringing Theory to Practice project is supported by an $800,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Elon University has been selected to participate in a collaborative, community-based humanities and civic engagement initiative launched by the Bringing Theory to Practice project. A multi-campus collaborative initiative (  more

Elon University Scholars: 'Judge Shopping' in Sex Discrimination Cases May Be for Naught
ELON, North Carolina, June 18 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- Elon University issued the following news release: New research by Catherine Dunham and Chris Leupold finds that neither a federal judge's gender, race, nor political appointment appears to impact his or her approach to evaluating Title VII lawsuits. Age? That's (possibly) an issue. Since passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that, among other advances in civil rights, outlawed employment discrimination on the basis of sex, thousands of  more

Favorable Ruling Upholds CommScope Digital Distributed Antenna Systems Patents
HICKORY, North Carolina, June 20 -- CommScope Holding issued the following news release: CommScope received notification that it won a jury verdict upholding CommScope's patents relating to digital distributed antenna systems (DAS). The ruling against Dali Wireless confirms the value and strength of CommScope's digital DAS patent portfolio. The Northern District of Texas jury found that Dali willfully infringed each of the five asserted CommScope patents (U.S. patent No. 7,848,747; U.S. paten  more

Film Dean Susan Ruskin to Leave University of North Carolina-School of the Arts for Position at American Film Institute
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, June 18 -- The University of North Carolina's School of the Arts issued the following news release: Susan Ruskin, Dean of the UNCSA School of Filmmaking, has accepted a position at the American Film Institute (AFI) and will step down August 16, Chancellor Lindsay Bierman has announced. She will be Dean of AFI Conservatory and Executive Vice President of the Institute. "I'm incredibly proud of Dean Ruskin's accomplishments during her tenure at UNCSA," Bierman said  more

Gardner-Webb University and Southeastern Community College Partner With Transfer Admission Promise Program
BOILING SPRINGS, North Carolina, June 21 -- Gardner-Webb University issued the following news release: * * * - Agreement Guarantees Admission to GWU for Certain SCC Gradutes * * * Southeastern Community College (SCC) and Gardner-Webb University recently entered into a memorandum of understanding called the Transfer Admission Promise (TAP). Under the agreement, SCC graduates who complete Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science or Associate in General Education de  more

Gaston County Names New County Manager
GASTONIA, North Carolina, June 17 -- Gaston County issued the following news: The Gaston County Board of Commissioners announced today the hiring of Dr. Kim Eagle. Dr. Eagle currently serves as an Assistant City Manager with the City of Charlotte. Dr. Eagle holds a Masters of Public Administration from Appalachian State University and a Ph.D. of Philosophy from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Eagle is a dedicated and committed public servant who has worked for the Cit  more

Gaston County: North Carolina Department of Labor Safety Awards Banquet
GASTONIA, North Carolina, June 20 -- Gaston County issued the following news: The NC Department of Labor held the annual Safety Awards Banquet on June 18, 2019, at the Gastonia Conference Center. The Gaston County Departments awarded GOLD and SILVER awards for calendar year 2018 were: Elections GOLD Emergency Management & Fire Marshal's Office GOLD Citizens Resource Center GOLD Administration GOLD Economic Development/Travel & Tourism GOLD Gaston County Government SILVER Budget and Finan  more

Greensboro City Council Approves FY 2019-20 Budget
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, June 18 -- The city of Greensboro issued the following news: During its June 18 meeting, Greensboro City Council approved a $566.1 million budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year. This budget includes a property tax rate increase of three cents to 66.25 cents per $100 property valuation. The City's last property tax increase was 11 years ago, the Fiscal Year 2007-08 budget. Included in this budget are improvements to further strengthen transportation, M/WBE, libraries, z  more

Guilford Technical Community College Mobile Catering and Food Truck Management Program Receives National Award for Entrepreneurship
JAMESTOWN, North Carolina, June 21 -- Guilford Technical Community College issued the following news release: Guilford Technical Community College's Mobile Catering and Food Truck Management program has been honored by the Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education (CAFE) with the 2019 Brightwater Food Entrepreneurship Award. The national award was presented to GTCC Culinary and Hospitality Instructor and Program Director LJ Rush during the CAFE 15th Annual Leadership Conference June 2  more

Innovate Durham Seeks Entrepreneurs for 2019 Program
DURHAM, North Carolina, June 19 -- The city of Durham issued the following news: * * * - Durham City and County Are Turning Local Government into a Laboratory for Startups & Entrepreneurs; Applications Accepted Until July 22 * * * Local startups and entrepreneurs looking for a way to develop and test their products and services can now apply for the 2019 Innovate Durham program. In its third year, the Innovate Durham program is partnering again with Durham County Government for entrepreneur  more

John Deere Launches Rugged, Heavy-Duty Compact Utility Tractors
CARY, North Carolina, June 18 -- Deere and Co., a manufacturer of agricultural, construction, forestry machinery and diesel engines, issued the following news release: * * * - New tractors are a simple, reliable solution designed for heavy workloads * * * Designed with the operator in mind, the new John Deere 3D Series compact utility tractors, including the 3025D, 3035D and 3043D models, offer a powerful, affordable and easy to use solution for a wide range of jobs. Equipped with a gear-dri  more

Key Industries to Get Help Tackling Challenges in Three Regions, North Carolina Gov. Cooper Announces
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 18 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - Business-Led Sector Partnerships to Boost Advanced Manufacturing, Biopharma Industries, Connect Employers with Workers * * * Three North Carolina regions will receive technical assistance and coaching to boost key industries in their communities, Governor Roy Cooper announced. The project is a collaboration of key leaders from the Governor's Office, the North Carolina Community  more

May Enplanements at Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority Grow 11.4 Percent
MORRISVILLE, North Carolina, June 20 -- Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority issued the following news release: * * * - Airport Authority Focused On Queueing Improvements * * * Passenger volume at RDU rose sharply again during May, with 653,769 enplaned travelers over the course of the month - an 11.4 percent increase over departing passengers in May 2018. As travelers observe lengthier lines at the security checkpoint - particularly during peak travel times such as early morning, mid-day and e  more

McGuireWoods Receives Annual Law Firm Pro Bono Award From Bank of America
RICHMOND, Virginia, June 19 -- McGuireWoods, a law firm, issued the following news release: Bank of America honored McGuireWoods with its annual Law Firm Pro Bono Award at a recent ceremony in Charlotte, North Carolina. McGuireWoods and Bank of America have collaborated on pro bono programs to address the legal needs of vulnerable populations in communities across the United States. Over the past year, McGuireWoods, Bank of America, and other corporate and law firm attorneys have volunteered t  more

Nearly 9 in 10 Atlantans Confident About City's Future, With Many Planning to Retire in Greater Atlanta Area, Finds Merrill Edge Report
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, June 17 -- Merrill Edge, a part of Bank of America, issued the following news release: * * * - Vast Majority of Atlantans Believe How They Manage Their Finances Today Would Make Their Parents Proud * * * Bank of America today announced local findings from the latest Merrill Edge(R) Report which reveal that 89 percent of Atlantans are highly optimistic about the local economy over the next five years, and many plan to retire in the greater metro area. This biannua  more

North Carolina A.G. Stein Calls on Congress to Take Action to Protect the Integrity of Our Elections
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 18 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein today urged Congress to take action to protect the integrity of all upcoming elections by providing additional election security grants to states and localities, supporting the establishment of cybersecurity and audit standards for election systems, and passing bipartisan election security legislation. "The right to vote is fundamental to our democracy,"  more

North Carolina A.G. Stein Criticizes Clean Power Plan Repeal
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 19 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein today released the following statement in response to news that the EPA has repealed the Clean Power Plan, an important effort to confront the climate change crisis: "The Clean Power Plan was a much needed plan to address the climate change crisis. The EPA's fig leaf replacement neither promotes clean energy nor meaningfully reduces greenhouse gas emissi  more

North Carolina Department of Commerce: Air Filtration Manufacturer to Create 305 New Jobs in Wilson County
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 20 -- The North Carolina Department of Commerce issued the following news release: * * * - CleanAire, LLC to invest $10 million in Wilson * * * CleanAire, LLC, an air filtration manufacturing company that will be doing business as Pamlico Air will create 305 jobs as it expands its operations in Wilson County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $10 million in operating a facility, located in Wilson. "More and more manufacturers are find  more

North Carolina Department of Commerce: Key Industries to Get Help Tackling Challenges in Three Regions, Governor Cooper Announces
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 18 -- The North Carolina Department of Commerce issued the following news release: * * * - Business-Led Sector Partnerships to Boost Advanced Manufacturing, Biopharma Industries, Connect Employers with Workers * * * Three North Carolina regions will receive technical assistance and coaching to boost key industries in their communities, Governor Roy Cooper announced. The project is a collaboration of key leaders from the Governor's Office, the North Carolina Comm  more

North Carolina Department of Commerce: Major Pet Products Manufacturer SynergyLabs Selects Burke County for New Venture and Facility
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 18 -- The North Carolina Department of Commerce issued the following news release: * * * - Company will create 237 jobs and invest $11.2 million in Hildebran * * * SynergyLabs, a fast-growing manufacturer of specialty pet products, has selected Burke County as the location for a new company that will create 237 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The enterprise will invest $11.2 million to ramp up a new manufacturing plant in Hildebran. "North Carolina   more

North Carolina Department of Commerce: Three New Projects Approved for North Carolina Film Grant Rebates
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 19 -- The North Carolina Department of Commerce issued the following news release: * * * - Latest awardees expected to spend more than $50.6 million in N.C. while in production * * * Three new television and film projects have been approved to receive North Carolina Film and Entertainment Grant funds. Combined, the projects are expected to generate a direct in-state spend in excess of $50.6 million. The productions will create more than 5,800 job opportunities i  more

North Carolina Department of Commerce: Volumetric Modular Manufacturer Will Create 130 Jobs in Richmond County
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 17 -- The North Carolina Department of Commerce issued the following news release: VBC | Manufacturing - Hamlet, a producer of pre-fabricated building components for the construction industry, will open a manufacturing facility in Richmond County, creating 130 new jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company, a division of the Volumetric Building Companies (VBC), will invest more than $12 million in Hamlet within the next three years. "Growing businesses  more

North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality: State Issues Emergency Permit to Address Urgent Shoreline Erosion Situation at Ferry Terminal
MOREHEAD CITY, North Carolina, June 21 -- The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality issued the following news release: The N.C. Division of Coastal Management issued an emergency permit to the N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) to address an urgent situation at the South Dock Ferry Terminal on the north end of Ocracoke Island. This emergency major permit, under the Coastal Area Management Act, authorizes DOT to construct an approximately 1000-linear-foot bulkhead to protect a  more

North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality: State Releases Requests for Proposals for Phase 1 Volkswagen Settlement Funds
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 17 -- The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality issued the following news release: The Request for Proposals (RFPs) for Diesel and Bus projects and DC-Fast Charge projects are now available from the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality. The RFPs are part of the first phase of the Volkswagen Settlement Mitigation plan and include more than $27 million in potential funding. The Division of Air Quality (DAQ) has released two RFPs for projec  more

North Carolina Department of Insurance: Video Shows Dangers of Fireworks as the July Fourth Holiday Approaches
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 18 -- The North Carolina Department of Insurance issued the following news release: Don't let your Fourth of July celebration end with sirens, flashing lights, and a trip to the emergency room. Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey has released a new video showing the dangers of fireworks to remind North Carolinians to leave the pyrotechnics to the professionals. (BROADCAST QUALITY VIDEO (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Uz1EL0mPcQ) - WARNING: S  more

North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources: National Register Adds Four North Carolina Historic Places
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 19 -- The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources issued the following news release: * * * - West Chapel Hill Historic District * * * The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is pleased to announce that four districts across the state have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The following properties were reviewed by the North Carolina National Register Advisory Committee and were subsequently nominat  more

North Carolina Department of Public Safety: Communities to Receive Generators for Powering Critical Public Infrastructure
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 18 -- The North Carolina Department of Public Safety issued the following news release: * * * - Hazard Mitigation Grants fund projects to build more resilient communities * * * FEMA and the state of North Carolina have approved funding of more than $1.4 million for 24 generators, which will help North Carolina communities become more resilient in the face of future storms and disasters. Through FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), 24 generators will b  more

North Carolina Department of Public Safety: Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice Temporarily Suspends Operations at Robeson Confinement in Response to Violation
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 18 -- The North Carolina Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice issued the following news release: * * * - Move will relocate staff and offenders to address staff vacancies and improve safety at other facilities * * * The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice (ACJJ) will temporarily suspend operations at the Robeson Confinement in Response to Violation (CRV) Center in Lumberton as a way to assist regional facili  more

North Carolina Department of Public Safety: John Godfrey Named New Warden at Harnett Correctional Institution
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 17 -- The North Carolina Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice issued the following news release: The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice has named John Godfrey as the new warden of the Harnett Correctional Institution in Lillington. Godfrey, 48, had been the warden at the Sanford Correctional Center in Sanford since December 2013. A veteran employee to state government, Godfrey began his career as a correctio  more

North Carolina Department of Public Safety: Teresa Jardon Named New Warden at Foothills Correctional Institution
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 17 -- The North Carolina Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice issued the following news release: The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice has named Teresa Jardon as the new warden of the Foothills Correctional Institution in Morganton. Jardon, 49, had been the operations manager for the Division of Prisons' western region. A veteran employee to state government, Jardon began her career as a correctional office  more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper: 19% of Early Childhood Educators Do Not Have Health Insurance
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 18 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - Child Care Teachers Tell Gov. Cooper That Their Health is in Jeopardy and Urge Lawmakers to Expand Medicaid - 19% of Early Childhood Educators in North Carolina Do Not Have Health Insurance * * * Governor Roy Cooper met with childcare teachers at Noah's Ark Children's Center in Wilmington. In a roundtable discussion, teachers shared that too many of their colleagues are suffer  more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper: Readout of June 19 Budget Meeting
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 19 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Governor Cooper today hosted Senator Brent Jackson, Senator Kathy Harrington, Senator Harry Brown, Representative Donny Lambeth, Representative Linda Johnson, and Representative Jason Saine at the Governor's mansion to continue negotiations on the state budget. Democratic Leader Representative Darren Jackson and Charlie Perusse, the Director of the Office of State Budget and Management (OSB  more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper: U.S. Army Private First Class William 'Hoover' Jones Honored in State Capitol Ceremony
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 21 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: U.S. Army Private First Class William "Hoover" Jones is lying in honor in the North Carolina State Capitol today for his service in the Korean War. In a repatriation ceremony at 10 AM, PFC Jones' remains were transported into the Capitol by North Carolina National Guard Military Funeral Honors. The NC National guard played taps and Governor Cooper joined Brigadier General Todd Hunt to perfo  more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper: Volumetric Modular Manufacturer Create 130 Jobs in Richmond County
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 17 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Hamlet, a producer of pre-fabricated building components for the construction industry, will open a manufacturing facility in Richmond County, creating 130 new jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company, a division of the Volumetric Building Companies (VBC), will invest more than $12 million in Hamlet within the next three years. "Growing businesses know they can rely on North   more

North Carolina HHS: The Walter B. Jones Center Celebrates 50 Years of Recovery, Expands Treatment Services
RALEIGH, N.C., June 21 -- The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services issued the following news release: The Walter B. Jones Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center on Wednesday celebrated 50 years of recovery services and the expansion of treatment services for residents of eastern North Carolina. "Substance use disorder is a disease -- much like diabetes or high blood pressure -- and it's wreaking havoc on hundreds of thousands of individuals and their families all across Nort  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Duke Energy Progress
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 22 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. E-2): In the Matter of Application of Duke Energy Progress, LLC, for Approval of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard Cost Recovery Rider Pursuant to N.C.G.S. Sec. 62-133.8 and Commission Rule R8-67 Order Scheduling Hearing, Requiring Filing of Testimony, Establishing Discovery Guidelines, and Requiring Public Notice BY THE COMMISSION: In August 2007, North C  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving IH3 Property
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 19 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WRN-45): In the Matter of Application by IH3 Property North Carolina, LP, 1717 Main Street, Suite 2000, Dallas, Texas 75201, 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 May  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving IH6 Property
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 19 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WRN-39): In the Matter of Application by IH6 Property North Carolina, LP, 9335 Harris Corners Parkway, Suite 100, Charlotte, North Carolina 28269, 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   more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving PHW Energy
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 19 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. SP-100): In the Matter of Request for Declaratory Ruling by PHW Energy, LLC that Partially Composted Poultry Carcasses are Poultry Waste Resources under N.C.G.S. Sec. 62-133.8 Order Scheduling Oral Argument BY THE CHAIR: On March 27, 2019, in the above-captioned proceeding, PHW Energy, LLC (PHW Energy), filed a petition seeking a declaratory ruling from the Commission that (1) th  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Pinnacle Bank
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 18 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. W-1297): In the Matter of Pinnacle Bank, as successor by merger with Bank of North Carolina, Complainant v. Harkers Island Sewer Company, Respondent BY THE COMMISSION: Notice is hereby given that on June 17, 2019, the attached Answer of Respondent has been filed with the Commission, setting forth the admissions or denials of the complaint and/or an offer or other statement of Re  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Property Owner 6
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 19 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WRN-56): In the Matter of Application by Property Owner 6, 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 May 21, 2019, P  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving QC Tech Installers
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 17 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. T-4767): In the Matter of QC Tech Installers, d/b/a Building Blocks Moving, 4414 Whitby Lane, Charlotte, North Carolina 28211-Application for Certificate of Exemption BY THE COMMISSION: On May 3, 2019,in the above-captioned docket, QC Tech Installers, d/b/a Building Blocks Moving (Applicant), filed with the Commission an application for certificate of exemption. Upon consideratio  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Southern Moving
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 19 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. T-4206): In the Matter of Southern Moving, Inc., 3818 Warrington Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina 28211 - Termination of Liability Insurance Coverage Order Canceling Show Cause Hearing and Granting Petition to Cancel Certificate BY THE COMMISSION: On May 30, 2019, the Commission issued an Order in the above-captioned docket directing Southern Moving, Inc., to appear before the Co  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Victory Run Moving Delivery Courier
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 20 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. T-100): In the Matter of Victory Run Moving Delivery Courier, LLC, 4116 Henline Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina 27604-Termination of Cargo Insurance Coverage BY THE COMMISSION: The Commission has been advised by the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles that they have received notification from Surplus Lines that your cargo insurance coverage will be canceled as of July2,2019.  more

North Carolina's May Employment Figures Released
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 21 -- The North Carolina Department of Commerce issued the following news release: The state's seasonally adjusted May unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, increasing 0.1 of a percentage point from April's revised rate. The national rate remained unchanged at 3.6 percent. North Carolina's May 2019 unemployment rate increased 0.1 of a percentage point from a year ago. The number of people employed increased 14,161 over the month to 4,852,204 and increased 64,656 over  more

Premier Inc. Innovation Celebration Features Range of New Healthcare Products
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, June 18 -- Premier, a healthcare improvement company, issued the following news release: Premier Inc. featured a range of groundbreaking healthcare products during its 11th annual Innovation Celebration on June 18. The event honors industry-leading healthcare advancements and supplier commitment to innovation. The Innovation Celebration is a key element of the 2019 Premier Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition, where more than 4,000 healthcare industry leaders from  more

Premier Inc. Partners With Pensiamo Inc. and UPMC to Launch AI-Powered Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Solution
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, June 18 -- Premier, a healthcare improvement company, issued the following news release: * * * - CognitiveRx(TM) uses machine learning to monitor market demand signals, predict shortage risk and recommend optimal inventory levels * * * Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC), a healthcare improvement company, and Pensiamo Inc., a cognitive supply chain company, have partnered to launch a new pharmaceutical supply chain solution that was co-developed with UPMC, a world-renowned  more

Premier Inc. Recognizes Hospitals, Health Systems and Suppliers for Improving Healthcare Quality and Costs
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, June 20 -- Premier, a healthcare improvement company, issued the following news release: Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC), a leading healthcare improvement company, recognized dozens of hospitals, health systems and suppliers today for their outstanding work to improve healthcare quality and costs. "Recipients of Premier's 2019 Breakthroughs Awards are industry leaders that continue to transform healthcare," said Susan DeVore, CEO of Premier. "We are honored to recognize   more

Premier: Lifehouse Maternity Home Wins National Award and $100,000 for Community Initiative
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, June 20 -- Premier, a healthcare improvement company, issued the following news release: * * * - Louisville non-profit recognized by Premier Inc. for providing spiritual, emotional, physical and intellectual support for those in need * * * Lifehouse Maternity Home, a non-profit organization providing a home and compassionate care for high-risk pregnant women and their babies in Louisville, has received the 27th annual Monroe E. Trout Premier Cares Award and a $100,  more

Red Hat Issues Financials for First Quarter of 2019
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 20 -- Red Hat, a provider of open source software solutions, issued the following news release: * * * - First Quarter Total Revenue Of $934 Million, Up 15% Year-Over-Year in USD, Or 18% In Constant Currency -First Quarter Application Development-Related And Other Emerging Technology Subscription Revenue of $235 Million, Up 24% Year-Over-Year In USD, or 29% in Constant Currency * * * Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solution  more

Rutgers University: Climate Change Threatens Commercial Fishers From Maine to North Carolina
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, June 18 [TNSscienceresearch] -- Rutgers University issued the following news: * * * - Rutgers and other scientists document the impact of ocean warming on fisheries * * * Most fishing communities from North Carolina to Maine are projected to face declining fishing options unless they adapt to climate change by catching different species or fishing in different areas, according to a study in the journal Nature Climate Change. Some Maine fishing communities were at   more

SAS Again Earns Spot on Computerworld's 100 Best Places to Work in IT
CARY, North Carolina, June 17 -- SAS Institute, a business analytics software and services provider, issued the following news release: In the world of information technology, analytics leader SAS has emerged as a pioneer not only in software but in IT work environments as well. In addition to providing cutting-edge analytics, the company has once again been recognized as a leader in culture, compensation and benefits, earning a position on IDG's Computerworld 2019 Best Places to Work in IT. T  more

Sealed Air Announces the Termination of William G. Stiehl as Chief Financial Officer
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, June 20 -- Sealed Air issued the following news release: Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE) ("Sealed Air" or the "Company") today announced that its Board of Directors has terminated the employment of William G. Stiehl as Chief Financial Officer for cause, effective immediately. Stiehl's termination is related to an internal review by the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors in connection with the previously disclosed investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exch  more

Sealed Air Appoints James M. Sullivan as New Chief Financial Officer
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, June 20 -- Sealed Air issued the following news release: * * * - Company Reaffirms 2019 Earnings Outlook * * * Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE) ("Sealed Air" or the "Company") today announced it has appointed James M. Sullivan as Chief Financial Officer, effective June 24, 2019. Sullivan is a seasoned financial executive with more than 20 years of experience in leadership roles in the industrial and manufacturing sectors. He most recently served as the Executive   more

South Dakota A.G. Ravnsborg: United States Supreme Court Rules With South Dakota to Stop Undue Taxation of Trusts
PIERRE, South Dakota, June 21 -- South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg issued the following news release: Today the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in North Carolina Department of Revenue v. Kaestner 1992 Family Trust. The case examined whether North Carolina could tax the gains of a trust located in New York because one beneficiary of the trust was a North Carolina resident, even though the beneficiary had no control over the trust assets and none of the gains were paid  more

South State Bank Grows Branch Presence and Team in Raleigh
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 19 -- South State Bank, a financial services company, issued the following news release: South State today announced it will open its second Raleigh location at 3201 Glenwood Avenue in September. Additionally, the bank has appointed Ben Collier market president for Raleigh. "We are incredibly proud to be delivering on our promise of opening two locations this year to serve the needs of the Research Triangle," said Greg Lapointe, president of South State Bank. "Our  more

University of Hawaii: Minute Marine Animals Live in Sophisticated Symbiosis With Bacteria
MANOA, Hawaii, June 18 [TNSscienceresearch] -- The University of Hawaii issued the following news release: Trichoplax, one of the simplest animals on Earth, is not as simple as it looks, according to researchers from the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen, Germany and North Carolina State University. Trichoplax, together with sponges and jellyfish, belongs to one of the most   more

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth Researcher Urges Long-Range Planning for Fishing Communities As Changing Ocean Temperatures Shift Habitats
DARTMOUTH, Massachusetts, June 19 [TNSscienceresearch] -- The University of Massachusetts's Dartmouth Campus issued the following news release: * * * - Risk to dozens of ports from North Carolina to Maine examined * * * A UMass Dartmouth scientist contributed to research recently published in Nature Climate Change, indicating that many east coast fishing communities face risks due to changing ocean temperatures that are altering the location of fish populations. "Climate change is expected   more

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill: Lack of Diversity in Genomic Research Hinders Precision Medicine for Nonwhite Americans
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, June 19 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of North Carolina's Chapel Hill Campus issued the following news: * * * - A new study uncovers 65 genetic variants found in understudied minority populations that could lead to improved precision medicine for those groups. * * * The vast majority of genomic data scientists have collected focuses on people of European descent, overlooking minority populations. As genetic-based precision medicine grows, this data gap m  more

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill: Scientists Discover Powerful Antibody That Inhibits Multiple Strains of Norovirus
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, June 18 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of North Carolina's Chapel Hill Campus issued the following news: * * * - This breakthrough brings researchers closer than ever to a norovirus vaccine * * * Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health and their colleagues at the University of Texas at Austin and the National Institutes of Health Vaccine Research Center have discovered an antibody that broadly  more

University of North Carolina-Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Fellows Receive Conquer Cancer Foundation's Young Investigator Awards
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, June 20 -- The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news: The Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has awarded Young Investigator Awards to two fellows from the UNC School of Medicine. Siddharth Sheth, DO, MPH, and Luis Malpica Castillo, MD. These awards provide funding to early to mid-career oncologists conducting clinical research. Research projects conducted by this year  more

University of North Carolina-Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center: Doctor Set Sights on Bladder Cancer Breakthroughs
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, June 20 -- The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news: For Matthew Milowsky, MD, the why of genitourinary cancers is just as important to him as the how and what. As a former philosophy major, it's natural that the questions behind these cancers are what drive the clinician and researcher to explore new methods to treat and care for patients. UNC Lineberger's Milowsky is the newly named George Gabriel and Franc  more

University of North Carolina-Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center: Reforming Pharmacy Benefit Manager Practices May Lead to Drug Cost Savings
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, June 22 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news: Efforts to control health care costs in the United States often focus on the listed prescription drug prices, but a perspective published by the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that unregulated pharmacy benefit manager practices also may contribute to escalating expenses. Researchers from the University of North Car  more

University of North Carolina-Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center: Scientists Uncover Method for Developing Tracers Used for Medical Imaging
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, June 21 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news: In an advance for medical imaging, scientists from University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered a method for creating radioactive tracers to better track pharmaceuticals in the body as well as image diseases, such as cancer, and other medical conditions. The researchers reported in the journal Scie  more

Wake Forest University's Engineering Program Builds Upon a Culture of Inclusivity
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, June 19 -- Wake Forest University issued the following news: As its first group of engineering students declared their major this year, Wake Forest University achieved something that few, if any, programs have anywhere - a student body that more accurately represents the U.S. population. And that's vital to creating an engineering industry that seeks solutions to the problems of all people as a matter of course, said Olga Pierrakos, founding department chair of W  more

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools: Core Values Summit IV
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, June 17 -- The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools issued the following news: The annual Core Values Summit enables participants to focus on the school system's Core Values while making and strengthening connections with people throughout the school system. They not only meet and get to know new people but also have the opportunity to spend time in a relaxed atmosphere with colleagues from the same school. At the 2018 summit, Katie Hargitt, the cafeteria manager  more