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State Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday July 14, 2019 ( 47 items )  

Bank of America Announces Full Redemption of Depositary Shares Representing Interests in Its 6.625% Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series W
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, July 11 -- Bank of America, a financial institution, issued the following news release: Bank of America Corporation announced today that it will redeem all outstanding shares of its 6.625% Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series W (the Series W Preferred Stock), and the corresponding depositary shares representing fractional interests in the Series W Preferred Stock (the Series W Depositary Shares) on September 9, 2019. All 44,000,000 Series W Depositary Shares (NYSE:  more

Bank of America Brings Student Leaders From Across the U.S. Together in Washington, D.C. to Discuss Civic Engagement, Leadership and Issues of Economic Mobility
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, July 10 -- Bank of America, a financial institution, issued the following news release: * * * - For 15 Years, the Student Leaders Program Has Connected Young People Passionate About Improving Their Communities to Paid Nonprofit Internships and Leadership Skills - 'We Look Forward to Hearing How These Young Leaders With Us This Summer Will Answer Our Question: 'What Would You Like The Power to Do?'' * * * This summer, Bank of America has recognized 283 high school   more

Competitive American Field Ready to Contend Against the Best in the World at the 42nd Annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, July 12 -- Bank of America, a financial institution, issued the following news release: * * * - 2018 USATF Marathon National Champions Emma Bates and Brogan Austin Join Previously Announced Jordan Hasay and Galen Rupp at the Top of the U.S. Field * * * The Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced today that a strong field of American runners will join previously announced superstars Galen Rupp and Jordan Hasay at the front of the field in Grant Park on October 13  more

Democracy for America Endorses Allen Thomas in North Carolina's Third Congressional District Special Election
BURLINGTON, Vermont, July 9 -- Democracy for America issued the following news release: Today, on the day of the race's Republican primary run-off, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Allen Thomas in the 2019 special election to fill the open seat in North Carolina's Third Congressional District. Thomas is the first candidate that DFA has endorsed in a 2019 special election and represents one of the first electoral opportunities the grassroots progressive organization has   more

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Issues Statement on Defeat of Politician Perry
WASHINGTON, July 10 -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee issued the following statement by spokesperson Melissa Miller after Joan Perry's defeat in the North Carolina's 3rd Congressional district GOP Primary runoff: "Tonight's primary result in North Carolina is, sadly, yet another predictable and staggering blow to Washington Republicans' attempts to add vital female voices to their caucus. "With their toxic policy platform of higher health care costs and their utter failure t  more

Democratic Governors Association: Is This the Civility You Want, Lt. Gov. Dan Forest?
WASHINGTON, July 12 -- The Democratic Governors Association issued the following news: If North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest is serious about running on civility in the gubernatorial race, it looks like he's going to have to battle his own party's incivility first. Lt. Gov. Dan Forest launched his gubernatorial campaign exploratory calling for more civility. In Forest's exploratory committee launch video he said, "When incivility replaces common decency, it's time to change." Last night, the   more

Dr. Oliver Johnson Is Johnston Community College's Newest Trustee
SMITHFIELD, North Carolina, July 11 -- Johnston Community College issued the following news: * * * - Hank Daniels and Benton Sawrey are also reappointed. * * * Dr. Oliver Johnson of Smithfield is the newest member of the Johnston Community College Board of Trustees. A retired assistant superintendent with Johnston County Public Schools and current pastor of Faith Missionary Baptist Church, Oliver was appointed to the board by Gov. Roy Cooper. "I'm excited to be here and excited to work wit  more

Duke Energy Increases Quarterly Dividend Payments to Shareholders
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, July 9 -- Duke Energy issued the following news release: Duke Energy today declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.945 per share, an increase of $0.0175 per share. This dividend is payable on Sept. 16, 2019, to shareholders of record at the close of business Aug. 16, 2019. The company also declared a quarterly cash dividend on the Series A preferred stock of $359.375 per share payable on Sept. 16, 2019, to shareholders of record at the close of   more

Duke University-Pratt School of Engineering Student Team Wins Second Guinness World Record for Vehicle Efficiency
DURHAM, North Carolina, July 11 -- Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering issued the following news release: * * * - Making aerodynamic improvements to its car allowed the team to capture the world record for electric vehicle efficiency * * * A vehicle built at Duke University has broken the Guinness World Record for electric vehicle efficiency, traveling 797 miles per kilowatt-hour, or 27,482 MPGe. The new record was confirmed by Guinness on July 9. The successful run was completed   more

Duke University-Pratt School of Engineering: Researchers Are Using Machine Learning to Screen for Autism in Children
DURHAM, North Carolina, July 12 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering issued the following news release: * * * - An interdisciplinary collaboration is using Amazon Web Services machine learning algorithms to connect children's facial expressions to potential signs of ASD * * * For more than five years, researchers from Duke Engineering and the Duke University School of Medicine have been working toward creating an app that can help screen for autism in young c  more

Durham Partners Celebrate Groundbreaking for 82 Affordable Apartments
DURHAM, North Carolina, July 12 -- The city of Durham issued the following news: * * * - Mixed-Use Willard Street Apartments Will Be Built by DHIC, Inc. and Self-Help * * * In late 2020, downtown Durham will include 82 new affordable housing options plus new commercial space thanks to a public-private partnership that's breaking ground on this project next week. Non-profit community developers DHIC, Inc. and Self-Help Ventures Fund have joined forces with the City of Durham, Duke University  more

Durham Seeks Input on Accessibility for Americans With Disabilities Act Transition Plan
DURHAM, North Carolina, July 8 -- The city of Durham issued the following news: * * * - Online Surveys in English and Spanish Open Until July 29 * * * Do you have concerns or suggestions on how the City of Durham can be more accessible for people with disabilities? Now's your chance to share your feedback through an online survey available in both English (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RP8GKD9) and Spanish (https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/KW3877L). The City of Durham General Services Departm  more

Durham to Host New 'Ask a Planner' Sessions
DURHAM, North Carolina, July 9 -- The city of Durham issued the following news: * * * - Sessions Held Prior to Monthly Durham City-County Planning Commission Meetings * * * Want to know more about potential land use changes and other public hearing items being heard by the Durham City-County Planning Commission, and ultimately the Durham City Council and Durham County Board of Commissioners? Now you can do so during monthly 'Ask a Planner' sessions. On the second Tuesday of every month befo  more

Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2019 Recognize Bank of America for Global Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, July 11 -- Bank of America, a financial institution, issued the following news release: * * * - Bank Wins Honors in Six Categories - "We've Worked To Bring D&I Into Every Single Part of The Business. We Leave Nothing to Chance So That Whatever Is Happening, It's Part of The Machinery Here And Is Almost Self-Perpetuating Now. There Is of Course More To Be Done, But The Momentum Is Built In." * * * Euromoney magazine has named Bank of America the World's Best Bank f  more

General Electric Hitachi Nuclear Energy Awarded Contract to Support Decommissioning of Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station
WILMINGTON, North Carolina, July 10 -- General Electric, a manufacturer of appliances, lighting, power systems and other products, issued the following news release: GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Comprehensive Decommissioning International, LLC (CDI) to decommission reactor internals and the reactor pressure vessel at the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station in Lacey Township, New Jersey. Employing cutting edge technology, GEH will di  more

Greensboro: History Museum Offers Screening of Smithsonian Moon Landing Documentary
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, July 12 -- The city of Greensboro issued the following news: Exactly half a century after humanity's historic first step on the Moon, you can see a free screening of the Smithsonian Channel's new documentary; The Day We Walked on the Moon at 4 pm, Sunday, July 21 at the Greensboro History Museum, 130 Summit Ave. The Greensboro History Museum is the only Smithsonian Affiliate in the Triad, and this is the only chance to see The Day We Walked on the Moon on the big sc  more

Greensboro: Metropolitan Planning Organization's Documents Available for Public Review
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, July 11 -- The city of Greensboro issued the following news: The City Department of Transportation staff, on behalf of the Greensboro Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), has revised four documents to comply with federal Title XI regulatory requirements. Residents may now review and comment on the following revised plans: * Public Participation Plan - Public review period ends August 24. A Section has been added to include Title VI of Civil Rights.   more

John Deere Acquires Golf Software, OnLink
CARY, North Carolina, July 9 -- Deere and Co., a manufacturer of agricultural, construction, forestry machinery and diesel engines, issued the following news release: * * * - Acquisition highlights John Deere focus on golf course technology solutions * * * John Deere announces the acquisition of OnLink, an industry-leading golf course performance optimization software platform. As a result, John Deere will acquire the OnLink platform and service agreements with all existing OnLink customers.  more

Maureen Long Joins Kilpatrick Townsend's Winston-Salem Office
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, July 10 -- Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton, a law firm, issued the following news release: Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today the addition of Maureen Long as an associate in the firm's Winston-Salem office. She joins the Patent Litigation Team in the firm's Intellectual Property Department. Ms. Long joins the firm after spending the past several years as a litigation associate with a Washington, D.C. law firm. She brings significant experience prepar  more

More Than 1,700 Finish Line Grants Help Students Complete Their Workforce Training, Gov. Cooper Announces on One-Year Anniversary of Program
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 11 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - Students Credit Finish Line Grants with Helping them Graduate, Enter Workforce * * * Today, one year since the creation of the Finish Line Grants program, Governor Roy Cooper announced that more than 1,700 Finish Line Grants have helped community college students complete their training and prepare to enter the workforce. These grants total more than $1.1 million awarded to date  more

North Carolina A.G. Stein Announces Sentencing in Heroin Trafficking Case
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 11 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that Dwayne G. Davis has been sentenced to 242 to 333 months in prison and given a mandatory $500,000 fine after being convicted of Level III Trafficking in Heroin, Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, and Possession of a Firearm with an Altered Serial Number. He was sentenced in Vance County Superior Court by Judge Josephine Kerr Davis. Th  more

North Carolina A.G. Stein Defends the Human Rights of Detained Immigrant Children
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 10 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein today urged the court to force action to protect children in civil immigration detention in the United States as per the Flores settlement agreement. Attorney General Stein is part of a coalition of 20 attorneys general who filed an amicus brief that urges the court to grant immediate relief to remedy the imminent threat to these children's health and wel  more

North Carolina A.G. Stein Issues Statement on Defending Affordable Care Act
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 9 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following statement: Attorney General Josh Stein released the following statement as oral arguments begin today in Texas v. United States in the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. Attorney General Stein and 16 other attorneys general are fighting to defend the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in appealing a 2018 district court ruling that found the ACA unconstitutional. "At precisely the time whe  more

North Carolina A.G. Stein Opens Petition for Robocall Action
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 11 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein today asked North Carolinians who are concerned about robocalls to sign a petition to share their frustrations. "When I travel around North Carolina, I regularly hear about people's problems with unwanted calls," said Attorney General Josh Stein. "Hearing from you will help me fight for people's privacy and peace of mind. If you are concerned about roboc  more

North Carolina A.G. Stein Reaches $10 Million Multistate Settlement With Premera Over Data Breach
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 11 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein today reached a $10 million multistate settlement with health insurance company Premera over its failure to secure sensitive consumer data, which exposed the personal and protected health information of more than 10.4 million consumers to a hacker for almost a year. "Premera's failure to address known vulnerabilities in its security practices gave a hack  more

North Carolina A.G. Stein Wins $8 Million Judgment Against Out-of-State Event Producers
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 10 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein today was granted a default judgment against Utah-based event production companies Lantern Fest Productions and Sack Lunch Productions in a lawsuit he filed last year alleging unfair and deceptive business practices. Superior Court Judge A. Graham Shirley entered the judgment, which bars both companies from advertising, selling tickets to, and producing a  more

North Carolina ABC Commission Holds Public Hearing on Refund Offer Redemption Revision Rule
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 10 -- The North Carolina Department of Commerce ABC Commission issued the following news release: The North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission held its regular monthly meeting today and ratified 49 hearing cases that resulted in penalties in excess of $58,800 and/or imposition of suspensions of permits for three days or more. Fines are due August 2, 2019, and suspensions begin August 9, 2019. The Commission held a public hearing on a proposed permanent  more

North Carolina Department of Commerce: Global Industrial Company ABB Selects Orange County for Major Expansion
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 10 -- The North Carolina Department of Commerce issued the following news release: ABB, Inc. (NYSE: ABB), a global leader in electrification products, robotics, and industrial automation, will expand in Orange County and create more than 400 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest up to $39.9 million to upgrade equipment and increase the size of its current facility in Mebane. "Companies like ABB expanding their manufacturing operations  more

North Carolina Department of Commerce: Goodyear Awarded Grant From Job Maintenance and Capital Development Fund for Cumberland County Facility
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 9 -- The North Carolina Department of Commerce issued the following news release: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has been awarded a Job Maintenance and Capital Development Fund (JMAC) grant to support the upgrade and addition of manufacturing equipment at its Fayetteville tire plant. As a result of this modernization project, Goodyear, one of Cumberland County's largest private employers, will maintain its important role in the company's operations and 2,000 No  more

North Carolina Department of Commerce: More Than 1,700 Finish Line Grants Help Students Complete Their Workforce Training, Governor Cooper Announces on One-Year Anniversary of Program
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 12 -- The North Carolina Department of Commerce issued the following news release: * * * - Students credit Finish Line Grants with helping them graduate, enter workforce * * * Today, one year since the creation of the Finish Line Grants program, Governor Roy Cooper announced that more than 1,700 Finish Line Grants have helped community college students complete their training and prepare to enter the workforce. These grants total more than $1.1 million awarded t  more

North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Secretary Hamilton Issues Statement on Death of Freelon
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 9 -- The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources issued the following statement by Secretary Susi Hamilton on the death of Phil Freelon: "We were saddened to learn about the passing this morning of renowned architect, arts advocate and 2017 North Carolina Award winner Phil Freelon. "Freelon called architecture "the perfect blend of art and science." For nearly 40 years he made an indelible mark on the landscape of North Carolina and the countr  more

North Carolina Department of Public Safety: Highway Patrol Provides Update Into Promotion Process Review
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 11 -- The North Carolina Department of Public Safety State Highway Patrol issued the following news release: On Wednesday, June 26, members of the State Highway Patrol received notification the organization's promotion process had been put on hold due to an allegation the testing process had been compromised. Based on the serious nature of this allegation, an internal investigation was immediately initiated. Contact was made with N.C. State University, the promotio  more

North Carolina Department of Public Safety: More Than $22 Million Approved for Three Electric Cooperatives
DURHAM, North Carolina, July 9 -- The North Carolina Department of Public Safety issued the following news release: FEMA and the state of North Carolina are announcing more than $22 million to reimburse the Carteret-Craven, Four County and Tideland electric cooperatives for damage to their electrical systems following Hurricane Florence. High winds, rain and flooding caused by the hurricane damaged poles, lines and transformers in multiple counties. The cooperatives provide electrical servic  more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper: Global Industrial Company ABB Selects Orange County for Major Expansion
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 10 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - Company Will Create More than 400 Jobs and Invest up to $39.9 Million in Mebane * * * ABB, Inc. (NYSE: ABB), a global leader in electrification products, robotics, and industrial automation, will expand in Orange County and create more than 400 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest up to $39.9 million to upgrade equipment and increase the size of it  more

North Carolina State University: New Technique Allows Real-Time Microscopy at High Heat and Loading
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 10 [TNSscienceresearch] -- North Carolina State University issued the following news release: Researchers have demonstrated a technique that allows them to track microscopic changes in metals or other materials in real time even when the materials are exposed to extreme heat and loads for an extended period of time -- a phenomenon known as "creep." The technique will expedite efforts to develop and characterize materials for use in extreme environments, such as nuc  more

North Carolina State University: Using Building Materials to Monitor for High Enriched Uranium
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 10 [TNSscienceresearch] -- North Carolina State University issued the following news release: A new paper details how small samples of ubiquitous building materials, such as tile or brick, can be used to test whether a facility has ever stored high enriched uranium (HEU), which can be used to create nuclear weapons. The technique could serve as a valuable forensic tool for national or international efforts related to nuclear nonproliferation and security. "We can   more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving ESA Buies Creek
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 12 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. SP-8394): In the Matter of Application of ESA Buies Creek, LLC, for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to Construct a 3-MW Solar Facility in Harnett County, North Carolina BY THE COMMISSION: On October 31,2016, the Commission issued an Order in the above-captioned docket granting ESA Buies Creek, LLC (Applicant) a certificate of public convenience and necessity (CPC  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Liberty Moves
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 9 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. T-4768): In the Matter of Liberty Moves, Inc., 47 Hunter's Drive, Brunswick, Georgia 31525 - Application for Certificate of Exemption BY THE COMMISSION: On May 10, 2019, in the above-captioned docket, Liberty Moves, Inc., (Applicant) filed with the Commission an application for certificate of exemption. Upon consideration of the application and the entire record in this docket, th  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Poplar Solar
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 10 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. SP-3757): In the Matter of Application of Poplar Solar, LLC, for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to Construct a 4.5-MW Solar Facility in Wayne County, North Carolina BY THE CHAIR: On October 7, 2014, the Commission issued an Order granting Poplar Solar, LLC (Applicant), a certificate of public convenience and necessity (CPCN) pursuant to N.C.Gen.Stat.Sec. 62-110.  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Royalty Moving Systems
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 11 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. T-4774): In the Matter of Royalty Moving Systems, LLC, 610 Kinship Lane, Apex, North Carolina 27502 - Application for Certificate of Exemption BY THE COMMISSION: On June 20, 2019, in the above-captioned docket, Royalty Moving Systems, LLC, (Applicant) filed with the Commission an application for certificate of exemption. Upon consideration of the application and the entire record  more

Premier Inc. and 10 Hospitals Launch Initiative to Improve Maternal and Infant Health
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, July 11 -- Premier, a healthcare improvement company, issued the following news release: * * * - Premier Perinatal Collaborative aims to reach zero preventable maternal and neonatal harm and deaths * * * Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC), a healthcare improvement company, is working with 10 leading hospitals on a perinatal collaborative designed to reach zero preventable maternal and neonatal harm and deaths. Over the next two years, hospitals in Premier's Perinatal Col  more

Tenured Professor Named Dean of Catawba College School of Business
SALISBURY, North Carolina, July 11 -- Catawba College issued the following news: Dr. Eric Hake has been named Dean of the Ketner School of Business at Catawba College, after serving one year in an interim capacity, according to an announcement by Catawba College Provost Dr. Constance Lowery. Hake has been associated with Catawba for nine years. In making the announcement, Lowery said that Hake's dedication to the Business School and consistent efforts to engage in continuous program improvemen  more

Thomas Built Buses Offers New Type C Propane Option
HIGH POINT, North Carolina, July 12 -- Thomas Built Buses, Inc., a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America, issued the following news release: Thomas Built Buses, Inc. today introduced the Saf-T-Liner(R) C2 propane school bus equipped with the new Driveforce 8.8L LPG engine produced by Powertrain Solutions Integration (PSI). The new engine offers excellent torque for hill-climbing power while maintaining lower engine speeds resulting in improved fuel economy. "We are happy to offer this n  more

Troutman Sanders Expands Employee Benefits Team, Adding Three Leading Benefits-Focused Partners in Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, July 8 -- Troutman Sanders, a law firm, issued the following news release: Three leading employee benefits-focused partners have joined Troutman Sanders LLP in Charlotte, North Carolina. The partners, Jim Earle, Lynne Wakefield, and Emily Zimmer, are known nationally for their work in the areas of executive compensation and employee benefits. The group previously practiced at K&L Gates. "We are excited to welcome these highly respected partners to our award-winning E  more

Virginia Beach: Commonwealth V. Troy Wayne Beacham - Judge Imposes Max Sentence for Drunk Man Who Fled at High Rate of Speed With Unrestrained Baby
VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia, July 10 -- The city of Virginia Beach issued the following news release: Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth's Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced that Troy Beacham, 52 years old, of Chocowinity, North Carolina, was sentenced today for charges of Child Cruelty/Neglect/Abuse - Reckless, Eluding Police - Endangerment, DUI, and Refusal of Blood/Breath Test. Circuit Court Judge Stephen C. Mahan sentenced Beacham to ten (10) years, twelve (12) months, and thirty (3  more

Western Carolina University, A-B Tech Sign Admission Agreement for Community College Graduates Who Meet Criteria
CULLOWHEE, North Carolina, July 8 -- Western Carolina University issued the following news release: Leaders of Western Carolina University and Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College met Monday, July 8, to sign a memorandum of understanding between the two institutions of higher education that guarantees admission to WCU for all A-B Tech graduates who satisfy specific requirements spelled out in the document. WCU Chancellor Kelli R. Brown, who officially took office a week prior to the   more

Western Carolina University: Research Administration Announces Grants For Faculty, Staff Projects
CULLOWHEE, North Carolina, July 9 -- Western Carolina University issued the following news release: The following is a compilation of grants awarded at Western Carolina University during June 2019. The list is presented in unedited form, courtesy of WCU's Office of Research Administration. Title: Collaborative Planning PI: Mark Stoffan Funder: North Carolina Library Services and Technology Act Amount: $49,020 Description: to increase access to and use of rare and unique items documenting t  more