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State Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday July 21, 2019 ( 46 items )  

Advance Auto Parts Names Jason McDonell as Chief Marketing Officer
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 17 -- Advance Auto Parts, an automotive aftermarket parts provider, issued the following news release: * * * - Marketing veteran brings more than two decades of experience and a proven track record of building and growing brands to the Advance team * * * Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider that serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers, today announced that Jason McDonell will join the compa  more

Bank of America Is Top U.S. Issuer of Visa and Mastercard Commercial Solutions
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, July 15 -- Bank of America, a financial institution, issued the following news release: * * * - Technology and Client Advocacy at the Heart of the Bank's Leadership * * * Bank of America has retained its ranking as a top issuer of Visa and Mastercard commercial credit and prepaid solutions in the U.S. The 2018 rankings were published by The Nilson Report, a financial industry publication covering card and mobile payments. Bank of America's commercial card programs  more

Bank of America Names Livingston Albritten Memphis Market President
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, July 15 -- Bank of America, a financial institution, issued the following news release: * * * - 'Mike Has Helped Us Deliver Responsible Growth By Serving Our Clients And Ensuring We Are A Great Partner in Memphis,' Said Brian Moynihan, Chief Executive Officer, Bank Of America. 'I Thank Him For His Leadership And Look Forward to Livingston Taking on This Important Work.' * * * Bank of America has named Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Market Executive Livingston Albr  more

Boston Children's Hospital Forms Strategic Partnership With Premier Inc.
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, July 15 -- Premier, a healthcare improvement company, issued the following news release: Boston Children's Hospital, one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the U.S., has partnered with Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC), a leading healthcare improvement company, to foster optimal management of its supply chain portfolio. Ranked the #1 children's hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Boston Children's is the primary pediatric teaching affiliate of Harv  more

Bradley Attorneys Corby Anderson and Ted Pearce Named to Who's Who Legal
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, July 19 -- Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, a law firm, issued the following news release: Bradley is pleased to announce that Corby Cochran Anderson and Theodore P. Pearce, attorneys in the firm's Charlotte office and co-chairs of Bradley's Franchise and Distribution Industry team, have again been named by Who's Who Legal as among the world's leading franchise attorneys. They are the only North Carolina attorneys listed in the Who's Who Legal: Franchise 2019. "We congratulat  more

CommScope Holding: Ruckus Networks Provides Wi-Fi Technology for Google Station in Sao Paulo
HICKORY, North Carolina, July 18 -- CommScope Holding issued the following news release: Ruckus Networks (now part of CommScope via acquisition) announced that its technology will be used in the Wi-Fi hotspots of Google Station in Sao Paulo. Ruckus will provide the devices and technologies needed to supply the carriers' networks in the Google Station hotspots. Among the technologies, Ruckus will provide its Virtual SmartZone Controller, Ruckus T310 outdoor Wi-Fi access points, and Ruckus R510 (  more

CommScope to Release Second Quarter Financial Results on August 8
HICKORY, North Carolina, July 19 -- CommScope Holding issued the following news release: CommScope Holding Company, Inc. plans to release its second quarter 2019 financial results on Thursday, August 8, before the market opens. The release will be followed by an 8:30 a.m. ET conference call in which management will discuss the results. To participate in the conference call, dial +1 844-397-6169 (US and Canada only) or +1 478-219-0508 approximately 15 minutes before the start of the call to fa  more

DCCC: Lost Credibility, Terrible Press, and a Skipped Hearing
WASHINGTON, July 17 -- The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee issued the following news release: It's only July of the off-year, but Republican Senator Thom Tillis is already in deep trouble in his re-election campaign in North Carolina. Ever since his "Olympic gold flip-flop" that threatened funding for North Carolina military projects, Tillis has been losing support and credibility among North Carolina Republicans. And the bad news hasn't stopped there. He's gained a primary challenger  more

Democratic Governors Association Issues Statement on Grange Governor Nomination Announcement
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- The Democratic Governors Association issued the following statement by Communications Director David Turner regarding North Carolina State Rep. Holly Grange's announcement that she is running for governor in 2020: "North Carolina Republicans are deeply divided heading into 2020 and now they will have an extensive primary fight. Both candidates will race to court the far-right. The contest will expose lingering divisions in the party around HB2--which is still deeply unpop  more

Democratic Governors Association: Cooper Posts Record-Breaking Fundraising Numbers
WASHINGTON, July 16 -- The Democratic Governors Association issued the following news: Yesterday, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper reported record-breaking fundraising numbers and raising $4.5 million in the first half of 2019. The Cooper campaign has $5.6 million cash on hand. Cooper continues to receive strong support among grassroots donors. 92 percent of contributions came from North Carolina donors, with nearly two-thirds of contributions under $100. The fundraising total is more than twic  more

Division of Air Quality: Public Hearing on Draft Permit for Enviva Pellets Northampton Facility on Aug. 20
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 20 -- The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality's Division of Air Quality issued the following news release: The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality's Division of Air Quality (DAQ) will host a public meeting and public hearing on Tuesday, August 20, on a draft permit for Enviva Pellets Northampton, LLC. The facility has applied to modify the existing permit to install air pollution control equipment and be reclassified as a minor stationary source  more

Duff and Phelps: Greg Burkart Comments on Lowe's Site Selection for New Global Technology Hub in Charlotte
NEW YORK, July 19 -- Duff and Phelps issued the following news: Gregory Burkart, Managing Director and Leader of the Site Selection and Incentives Advisory practice at Duff & Phelps, was quoted in Bisnow's article titled, "In The Corporate Relocation Hunger Games, Texas Is No Longer No. 1". The article discusses CNBC's recently released report on America's top states for business in 2019 where Texas dropped in ranking for relocating companies. In June 2019, Texas lost a major corporate reloca  more

Duke Energy Nears Completion of Conservation Programs in Dan River Region, Finishes Ash Basin Excavation
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, July 18 -- Duke Energy issued the following news release: * * * - Local Stakeholders Collaborated to Identify Environmental And Recreation Projects to Benefit The Community - Long-Term Monitoring of The Dan River Finds A Healthy Ecosystem * * * Duke Energy today announced the substantial completion of a number of conservation and recreation projects the company initiated in the wake of the February 2014 Dan River coal ash release, along with the completed excavati  more

Duke University-Pratt School of Engineering: Balogh Wins American Physical Society Acrivos Dissertation Award
DURHAM, North Carolina, July 18 -- Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering issued the following news release: * * * - Award recognizes Balogh's research simulating 3D blood flow through highly complex geometries * * * Peter Balogh, a biomedical engineering postdoctoral associate at Duke University, has won the Acrivos Dissertation Award for Fluid Dynamics from the American Physical Society. The award recognizes exceptional young scientists who have performed original doctoral thesis wo  more

Durham Technical Community College Concludes Year-Long Interview Radio Series
DURHAM, North Carolina, July 18 -- Durham Technical Community College issued the following news release: The new programs, partnerships, and efforts of Durham Tech were highlighted over the last year on "The Aaron Keck Show" on WCHL 97.9 The Hill radio in Chapel Hill. Penny Gluck, Executive Dean of Orange County Services, went on air in August to introduce the Do Great Things Series with host Aaron Keck. Her interview can be heard here: bit.ly/2Sdluu3. Keck also teaches Political Science at Du  more

Faculty Member's First Novel Named Must-Read by Oprah Magazine
ALLENDALE, Michigan, July 16 -- Grand Valley State University issued the following news: With her first novel set to release soon and reviews already underway, Caitlin Horrocks has found that a Google alert with her name helps her keep on top of her work in a fast-paced media world. Horrocks, associate professor of writing, received such an alert last week while in North Carolina for a writing program. She admits that she clicked the alert with a tinge of dread, an occupational hazard for some  more

Innovative Collaboration With North Carolina Emergency Management Helps People, Earns Award for NC 2-1-1
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 17 -- The North Carolina Department of Public Safety Emergency Management issued the following news release: North Carolina Emergency Management and the United Way of North Carolina's NC 2-1-1 program work in partnership to help families and individuals find needed assistance and resources within their community during and after a disaster. NC 2-1-1 is part of the state's emergency plan and a member of the State Emergency Response Team (SERT), which is made up of r  more

McGuireWoods Again Earns Nationwide Honors in Chambers High Net Worth Guide
RICHMOND, Virginia, July 19 -- McGuireWoods, a law firm, issued the following news release: Chambers and Partners has once again lauded McGuireWoods as one of the country's top private wealth services firms in its prestigious High Net Worth Guide. The firm earned a nationwide ranking -- as it has each year since the guide's 2016 launch -- and rankings for the District of Columbia, Virginia and North Carolina. Chambers also singled out nine McGuireWoods lawyers for individual honors. Partners C  more

North Carolina A.G. Stein Encourages North Carolinians to Apply for Environmental Enhancement Grants
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 18 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: * * * - Grants fund projects to improve and protect North Carolina's natural resources * * * Attorney General Josh Stein today encouraged North Carolinians working to improve and protect North Carolina's natural resources to apply for project grants through the Environmental Enhancement Grant (EEG) program. The EEG program awards grants between $5,000 and $500,000 for environment  more

North Carolina A.G. Stein Obtains Temporary Restraining Order Against Charlotte-Area Debt Collector
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 17 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein was granted a temporary restraining order against Cornelius resident Gordon Scott Engle and his Texas-based debt collection companies Turtle Creek Assets Ltd. (TCA), Turtle Creek Rentals LLC (TCR), and Royal Park Holdings Inc., in a lawsuit he filed alleging illegal debt collection practices. The temporary restraining order, signed by Superior Court Judge  more

North Carolina Department of Administration Secretary to Present Report on Women's Health and Wellness at Vance-Granville Community College
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 18 -- The North Carolina Department of Administration issued the following news release: * * * - Report Data Shows Health Disparities Are Worse in North Carolina's Rural Communities * * * NC Department of Administration's Secretary Machelle Sanders will present the 2019 Status of Women in North Carolina: Health and Wellness Report on the main campus of Vance-Granville Community College on Thursday, July 18 at 11:00 a.m. This report is the second of four to be re  more

North Carolina Department of Commerce: North Carolina's June Employment Figures Released
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 19 -- The North Carolina Department of Commerce issued the following news release: The state's seasonally adjusted June unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, remaining unchanged from May's revised rate. The national rate increased 0.1 of a percentage point to 3.7 percent. North Carolina's June 2019 unemployment rate increased 0.2 of a percentage point from a year ago. The number of people employed increased 16,068 over the month to 4,868,002 and increased 77,262 over  more

North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality: State Acquires 2,224 Acres for Emily and Richardson Preyer Buckridge Coastal Reserve
MOREHEAD CITY, North Carolina, July 19 -- The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality issued the following news release: The state has purchased 2,224 acres in Tyrrell County to be added to the Emily and Richardson Preyer Buckridge Coastal Reserve. Known as the Woodley Tract, the land was purchased through a partnership between the U.S. Air Force, The Nature Conservancy and the North Carolina Division of Coastal Management. Located about 15 miles south of Columbia, the Buckridge Re  more

North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources: Governor Cooper Signs Bills Authorizing New State Park and Trails
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 19 -- The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources issued the following news release: Governor Roy Cooper signed bills into law this month authorizing a new state park and three new state trails. The new laws (S.L. 2019-74, S.L. 2019-20, S535) allow the addition of Pisgah View State Park in Buncombe and Haywood counties; Northern Peaks State Trail in Watauga and Ashe counties, the Wilderness Gateway State Trail in the South Mountains range in McD  more

North Carolina Department of Public Safety: More Than $6 Million Approved for Wilmington Area
DURHAM, North Carolina, July 15 -- The North Carolina Department of Public Safety issued the following news release: FEMA and the state of North Carolina are announcing more than $6 million to reimburse local governments and a public utility authority for Hurricane Florence-related expenses. More than $1.5 million in reimbursement funding is going to Bald Head Island for the removal of vegetation and other debris from public rights of way throughout the village. The approved funds cover work   more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper: Eleven Days and Still No Budget Counteroffer From Republican Leaders
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 19 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - Meanwhile, Statewide Momentum for Medicaid Expansion Builds * * * It has been eleven days since Governor Roy Cooper and Democratic leaders offered a compromise proposal to end the state budget impasse and Republican leaders have not yet proposed a counteroffer. Cooper's compromise would close the health care coverage gap, raise teacher pay, cut taxes for people and guarantee   more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper: Where is the GOP Budget Counteroffer?
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 18 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - It's Been Ten Days Since Cooper and Democratic Leaders Offered a Compromise * * * Ten days ago, Governor Roy Cooper and Democratic leaders offered a balanced compromise proposal to break through the current state budget impasse. The offer would close the health care coverage gap, raise teacher pay, cut taxes for people and guarantee school construction while balancing the budget  more

North Carolina HHS: NC Medicaid Managed Care Open Enrollment Begins Today in 27 Counties
RALEIGH, N.C., July 15 -- The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services issued the following news release: Open enrollment for Medicaid managed care begins today in 27 counties. From July 15 through Sept. 13, 2019, more than 300,000 households with nearly 540,000 people in Medicaid can choose a health plan to provide their Medicaid services, along with a primary care provider. Enrollment packets were mailed last week in Alamance, Alleghany, Ashe, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Davidson  more

North Carolina State University: New Tool Tackles Uncertainty in Military Logistics Planning
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 18 [TNSscienceresearch] -- North Carolina State University issued the following news release: Military deployments to austere environments - whether humanitarian missions or combat operations - involve extensive logistical planning, which is often complicated by unforeseen events. Researchers at North Carolina State University have created a model to help military leaders better account for logistical risk and uncertainty during operational planning and execution.   more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving All in Movers
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 15 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. T-100): In the Matter of Nancy Liccette Berrios, d/b/a All In Movers, 2501 Wood Valley Road, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27106 - 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 National Indemnity Co.,that your cargo insurance coverage will be canc  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Carolina Water Service
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 18 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. W-354): In the Matter of Application by Carolina Water Service, Inc. of North Carolina, 4944 Parkway Plaza Boulevard, Suite 375, Charlotte, North Carolina 28217, for an Accounting Order to Defer Post-In-Service Depreciation and Financing Costs Relating to Major New Projects That Are or Will Be In-Service Prior to the Date of An Order in Petitioner's Pending Base Rate Case BY THE C  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Duke Energy Progress
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 16 -- 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 Demand-Side Management and Energy Efficiency Cost Recovery Rider Pursuant to N.C.G.S.Sec.62-133.9 and Commission Rule R8-69 BY THE PRESIDING COMMISSIONER: On July 15, 2019, the North Carolina Justice Center, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, and the North Carolina Housing Coalition (collectively  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Duke Energy Progress
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 19 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. E-2): In the Matter of Tyrone Andrews, 1009 15th Street, Siler City, North Carolina 27344, Complainant v. Duke Energy Progress, LLC, Respondent BY THE COMMISSION: On June 12, 2019, Tyrone Andrews (Complainant) filed a copy of a Civil Complaint with Motion for Preliminary Injunction in the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina-Case # 1:19EV494, file  more

North Carolinians in Health Insurance 'Coverage Gap' Discuss Medicaid Expansion
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 17 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - People from Wilmington, Goldsboro, Alamance County, Harnett County, Durham and More Join Governor * * * Governor Roy Cooper and Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen met with North Carolinians from across the political spectrum today. More than a dozen people from counties across the state, including New Hanover, Alamance and Harnett, recounted the choices that they ar  more

Passenger Growth Sets Record at Raleigh-Durham Airport
MORRISVILLE, North Carolina, July 18 -- Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority issued the following news release: * * * - Board Approves $10 million FAA Grant, Discusses T2 Checkpoint Expansion * * * Passenger volume at RDU hit an all-time high in June, with more than 679,000 travelers boarding flights throughout the month - a 10.6 percent increase over June 2018. "We are pleased to see a record number of passengers choosing RDU for business and leisure travel," said Michael J. Landguth, presiden  more

Premier Inc. Partners With Industry Expert John Gorman on Medicare Advantage Strategy
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, July 17 -- Premier, a healthcare improvement company, issued the following news release: Premier Inc., a leading healthcare improvement company, has partnered with 26-year, industry expert John Gorman to support its portfolio of value-based payment services for Medicare Advantage providers and participants. Premier members are demanding more support as they build successful Medicare Advantage strategies. Gorman will work directly with Premier's strategic advisory tea  more

Public Schools of North Carolina: N.C. Summer Meals Providers Win National Honors
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 16 -- Public Schools of North Carolina issued the following news release: Ten North Carolina Summer Nutrition Program sponsors are among 118 nationwide this year to receive Turnip the Beet awards, given by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to recognize outstanding providers who work hard to offer high quality meals that are appetizing, appealing and nutritious. North Carolina has the most 2019 Turnip the Beet awardees of any state in the Southeast. Three T  more

Qorvo to Webcast Quarterly Earnings Conference Call on August 1, 2019
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, July 18 -- Qorvo, a provider of advanced wireless devices, wired and wireless networks and defense radar and communications, issued the following news release: Qorvo(R) (Nasdaq: QRVO), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, will host a conference call to review fiscal 2020 first quarter financial results on Thursday, August 1, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. (ET). The conference call will be webcast live on the Company's website at the following UR  more

Richmond Community College, Therafirm Have Perfect Formula for Success
HAMLET, North Carolina, July 18 -- Richmond Community College issued the following news: * * * - Technology + Automation + Customized Training * * * Vice President of Therafirm Ken Hartley wants people to know the textile industry is alive and well in Richmond County thanks to technology, automation and customized training provided by Richmond Community College. "Therafirm has experienced tremendous growth over the past 10 plus years, and RichmondCC has been instrumental in training our emp  more

Tenured Professor Named Dean of Catawba College School of Business
SALISBURY, North Carolina, July 18 -- 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

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center: Amelio Published in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, July 16 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news: A new study led by UNC Lineberger's Antonio "Tony" Amelio, PhD, and colleagues was published in the journal Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology, and featured on the cover of the July issue. Amelio is an assistant professor in the UNC Adams School of Dentistry Division of Oral and Craniofacial Health Sciences.   more

University of North Carolina Wilmington Again Selected for Inclusion in Highly Respected College Guidebook
WILMINGTON, North Carolina, July 15 -- The University of North Carolina Wilmington campus issued the following news release: UNCW has once again made the cut for the annual Fiske Guide to Colleges, a long-time authoritative resource of information for college-bound students. The 2020 guide features more than 300 of the "best and most interesting" schools in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain and Ireland. UNCW has been routinely featured in the guide, including the 2019, 2018 and 2017 editions. U  more

University of North Carolina Wilmington Welcomes New Members to Board of Trustees
WILMINGTON, North Carolina, July 18 -- The University of North Carolina Wilmington campus issued the following news release: The University of North Carolina Wilmington has welcomed two new members, Mr. Michael Lee and Dr. Yousry Sayed, to its Board of Trustees. Lee and Sayed will serve terms through 2023. Appointed by Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger, Mr. Lee is a former member of the North Carolina State Senate. He attended UNCW, and received his bachelor's degree from the University  more

University of North Carolina-School of Medicine: Researchers Identify Anorexia Nervosa Genetic Variants, Redefine Disorder As Metabolic and Psychiatric
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, July 19 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of North Carolina's School of Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - The large-scale genome-wide association study, led by UNC's Cynthia M. Bulik, PhD, FAED, founding director of the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders, and Gerome Breen, PhD, of King's College London suggests that the origins of the eating disorder include a combination of metabolic and psychiatric components. * * * A new large  more

Wake Forest University Schools of Business: Jeff Triplette Named Executive in Residence
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, July 18 -- The Wake Forest University Schools of Business issued the following news release: The Wake Forest University School of Business welcomes Jeff Triplette as executive in residence with the School's Center for Leadership and Character. Triplette's term began July 1, 2019. Triplette bring a vast array of leadership experience in business, professional sports, and the military. He is the former President and CEO of ArbiterSports, an industry-leadering athle  more

West Virginia University Alumni Association Board of Directors Welcomes New Members
MORGANTOWN, West Virginia, July 17 -- West Virginia University issued the following story: The West Virginia University Alumni Association Board of Directors has appointed Gregory Darby, Darren Feeley, Thomas Flaherty, James "Rocky" Gianola and Tracy Schoenadel to serve six-year terms on the board. The board also elected Charles Emanuel of Orlando, Florida, to his first term as chair; Bill Beynon of Naples, Florida, as vice chair; Casey Rentch of Charlotte, North Carolina, as secretary; and Mi  more