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State Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday September 08, 2019 ( 90 items )  

'I Can Do This' - Duke University-Pratt School of Engineering's First-Year Design Course Boosts Student Self-Efficacy
DURHAM, North Carolina, Sept. 4 -- Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering issued the following news: * * * - Student surveys also show improved teamwork, communication and leadership skills * * * In fall 2018, Catherine Alexander was working in a team trying to solve a problem faced by curators at Duke University's David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library--how to design an inexpensive but effective exhibit cradle to hold a valuable old book safely. Alexander, like her teamm  more

Almost 9,000 Field Personnel Ready to Respond to Hurricane Dorian Effort for Duke Energy in the Carolinas
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Sept. 3 -- Duke Energy issued the following news release: Duke Energy is moving an extra 4,000 field personnel from 23 states and Canada to the Carolinas in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian making its way up the Atlantic coast. The crews will complement the 5,000 Duke Energy lineworkers and tree personnel in the Carolinas - creating a workforce of almost 9,000 personnel. "We will have a total field workforce of about 9,000 ready to restore outages when the storm mov  more

Arnold & Porter Obtains Landmark State Court Victory in North Carolina Redistricting Lawsuit
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 -- Arnold and Porter Kaye Scholer issued the following news: In a groundbreaking victory for Arnold & Porter's clients, a panel of three judges in the Wake County Superior Court unanimously struck down North Carolina's state legislative maps as unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders. The court further ordered that the North Carolina General Assembly has until September 18, 2019 redraw the maps, applying strict nonpartisan criteria and in full public view. In November 2018,   more

As Dorian Leaves North Carolina, Gov. Cooper Directs Emergency Responders to Outer Banks Following 'Catastrophic Flooding'
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 6 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: As Hurricane Dorian leaves North Carolina, Gov. Cooper and state and local emergency officials announced that help has arrived at Ocracoke Island and food and water is on the way to those stranded there. Additionally, assessments are underway to determine the damage the storm left behind. "Currently the island has no electricity and many homes and buildings are still underwater," said Gove  more

Bank of America Provides $250,000 to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Sept. 5 -- Bank of America, a financial institution, issued the following news release: * * * - 'We Recognize The Devastation Caused By Hurricane Dorian," Said Andrew Plepler, Bank of America's Global Head of Environmental, Social And Governance. "It Will Take The Collective Effort Of The Public, Private And Nonprofit Sectors To Address The Enormity of This Challenge.' * * * Bank of America today announced that it is providing $250,000 to the American Red Cross to   more

Bank of America: Bye, Bye, Buyer's Remorse
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Sept. 6 -- Bank of America, a financial institution, issued the following news release: * * * - Happy Homeowners Would Never Go Back to Renting - Homeowners Making Themselves at Home With New Lifestyles and Hobbies * * * Most Americans prefer a mortgage payment to paying rent monthly according to Bank of America's Homebuyer Insights Report. In fact, 93 percent of people who have bought a home are happier because of it, and 83 percent say they wouldn't go back to r  more

Bradley Attorneys Chris Lam and Bridget Warren Named 2019 North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Leaders in the Law
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, Sept. 6 -- Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, a law firm, issued the following news release: Braldey is pleased to announce that Christopher C. Lam and Bridget V. Warren, attorneys in the firm's Charlotte office, have been named 2019 North Carolina Lawyers Weekly (NCLW) Leaders in the Law. Mr. Lam is managing partner of Bradley's Charlotte office and Ms. Warren is an associate. Both are members of the firm's Litigation Practice Group. "We are thrilled that Chris and Bridget ha  more

Campbell University: Myers Inducted Into Society for Study of New Testament
BUIES CREEK, North Carolina, Sept. 6 -- Campbell University issued the following news release: Dr. Alicia Myers, associate professor of New Testament and Greek, was elected to full membership in the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, the Society for the Study of the New Testament (SNTS). Founded in 1939 for the furtherance of New Testament studies internationally, SNTS is often recognized as the premiere international society for the critical study of the New Testament. Its journal, New Testa  more

Catawba College Conservationists Agree Trophy Hunting Can Help Wildlife
SALISBURY, North Carolina, Sept. 4 [TNSresearch] -- Catawba College issued the following news: Two Catawba College professors are among the more than 130 signatories of a letter published Friday in the high-impact journal, Science. The letter states that there is compelling evidence that banning trophy hunting would negatively affect wildlife. Dr. Luke Dollar and Dr. Andrew Jacobson, Professors in the College's Department of Environment & Sustainability, co-signed the letter, alongside additio  more

Columbia University: Author of Groundbreaking Local News Crisis Research Named as 2019 Welles Memorial Prize Winner
NEW YORK, Sept. 4 -- Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism issued the following news: The Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business at the Columbia Journalism School today awarded Penelope (Penny) Muse Abernathy, Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics at the University of North Carolina, the 2019 Christopher J. Welles Memorial Prize, for her unparalleled and widely-cited research "The Expanding News Desert (link is external)." "We're excited to recognize  more

Cumberland County: Spectra Venue to Conduct Performing Arts Feasibility Study
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina, Sept. 3 -- Cumberland County issued the following news release: Spectra Venue Management, the company that manages the Crown Complex for Cumberland County, will engage a firm to conduct a market analysis and feasibility study for a new facility to replace the Crown Theatre and Arena. The Board of Commissioners approved the action during their regular meeting Sept. 3. Spectra will use $200,000 previously set aside for mutually agreed upon projects in the 2017 manag  more

Duke Energy Completes Sale of Minority Interest in Its Commercial Renewable Energy Portfolio to John Hancock
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Sept. 6 -- Duke Energy issued the following news release: Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) today completed its previously announced sale of a minority interest in a portion of its commercial renewable energy portfolio owned and operated by its affiliate, Duke Energy Renewables, to the John Hancock Infrastructure Fund ("JHIF"), part of Manulife Investment Management, and John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A) (collectively, "John Hancock"). "We're excited to begin partner  more

Duke Energy Projects Hurricane Dorian Could Cause More Than 700,000 Power Outages in Carolinas' Eastern Regions
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Sept. 4 -- Duke Energy issued the following news release: * * * - Some Power Outages Could Last Several Days - Customers in Storm's Path Are Urged to Plan Ahead * * * Duke Energy today projected that approaching Hurricane Dorian could cause more than 700,000 power outages - some possibly lasting several days - in eastern areas of North Carolina and South Carolina, based on the storm's current forecasted track. The company projects power outages are likely to occu  more

Duke Energy Restores Power to More Than 100,000 Customers As Hurricane Dorian Begins Slow Exit From Carolinas
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Sept. 6 -- Duke Energy issued the following news release: * * * - 89,000 Customers, Most in North Carolina, Without Power As of 12:30 p.m. - Thousands of Workers in Hardest-Hit Areas Making Power Line Repairs * * * Duke Energy has restored power to more than 100,000 of the approximately 209,000 customers impacted so far by Hurricane Dorian as the storm begins its slow exit from North Carolina. The hardest-hit counties - all in eastern North Carolina - include Bru  more

Duke University-Nicholas School of Environment: $848K NSF Grant Will Fund Study of How Elephant Declines Are Affecting African Forests
DURHAM, North Carolina, Sept. 2 [TNSscienceresearch] -- Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment issued the following news release: John Poulsen, assistant professor of tropical ecology at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, has received an $848,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the effects of declining elephant populations on Africa's forests. Poaching and habitat loss have reduced forest elephant populations in Central Africa by 63% s  more

Duke University-Nicholas School of the Environment: U.N. High-Seas Treaty Must Close Gaps in Biodiversity Governance
DURHAM, North Carolina, Sept. 2 [TNSscienceresearch] -- Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment issued the following news release: Thousands of marine species could be at risk if a new United Nations high-seas biodiversity treaty, now being negotiated in New York, does not include measures to address the management of all fish species in international waters, not just the commercial species, warns an analysis by American, Dutch, Swiss and French researchers. "Of the 4,018 known sp  more

Duke University-Pratt School of Engineering: Matthew Becker - Designing Functionalized, Degradable Biomaterials for Healing
DURHAM, North Carolina, Sept. 5 -- Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering issued the following news: * * * - An expert in organic polymer chemistry, Matthew Becker's research is focused on developing bioactive polymers for regenerative medicine and drug delivery * * * Matthew Becker has joined the faculty of the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Duke University. An expert in organic polymer chemistry, Becker's research is foc  more

Entergy Sending Crews to the Carolina Coast
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, Sept. 3 -- Entergy issued the following news release: Entergy's Louisiana utilities are sending a team of more than 200 employees and contractors to the East Coast to help restore power following anticipated widespread damage by Hurricane Dorian. Hurricane Dorian is expected to be near the North Carolina coast late Thursday evening. Dorian's strong winds, heavy rain, storm surge and inland flooding have the potential to cause catastrophic damage and prolonged power outa  more

Fraher Receives the North Carolina Institute of Medicine Award for Excellence in Health Policy Leadership
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Sept. 5 -- The University of North Carolina's School of Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - The North Carolina Institute of Medicine presented Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP, director of the Carolina Health Workforce Research Center, with the Award for Excellence in Health Policy Leadership at the NCIOM 2019 Annual Meeting. * * * The North Carolina Institute of Medicine presented Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP, director of the Carolina Health Workforce Research Ce  more

High Point University: Students and Faculty Recognized for Research and Innovation
HIGH POINT, North Carolina, Sept. 2 [TNSscienceresearch] -- High Point University issued the following news release: Members of the High Point University community frequently conduct, publish and share research and creative works in a variety of ways. Below is a recap of research initiatives this summer. HPU Students and Faculty Present Research at Astrophysics Conference in France Dr. Brad Barlow, associate professor of astrophysics, and two of his students traveled to Hendaye, France, to pr  more

Independence Blue Cross Takes Steps to Help Members Affected by Hurricane Dorian
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 1 -- Independence Blue Cross, a subsidiary of Independence Health Group, issued the following news release: Independence Blue Cross (Independence) is taking extra measures to help its members in areas affected by Hurricane Dorian. For members impacted by Hurricane Dorian in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, Independence will alter some of its policies now through September 30, 2019. Specific steps include:   more

J.D. Power Recognizes Bank of America Retirement Contact Centers for the 15th Consecutive Year
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Sept. 4 -- Bank of America, a financial institution, issued the following news release: For the 15th consecutive year, the J.D. Power Certified Customer Service ProgramSM has recognized Bank of America Retirement Services and Benefits contact centers for contact center excellence and their commitment to providing "An Outstanding Customer Service Experience." J.D. Power recognized the bank for exceptional execution across 40 practices that encompass recruiting, traini  more

K&L Gates Advises Sealed Air Corporation on US$510 Million Acquisition of Automated Packaging Systems
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Sept. 3 -- K&L Gates, a law firm, issued the following news release: Global law firm K&L Gates advised Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE), global provider of fulfillment and packaging solutions, on its strategic acquisition of Automated Packaging Systems, Inc., manufacturer of automated bagging systems, for $510,000,000. The acquisition will expand and complement Sealed Air's protective packaging solutions, supply chain, cross-selling opportunities and engineering, a  more

Long-time Attorney Joins Richmond Community College's Board of Trustees
HAMLET, North Carolina, Sept. 3 -- Richmond Community College issued the following news: Attending her first meeting this month, long-time attorney Melanie J. Carroll was appointed to Richmond Community College's Board of Trustees by Gov. Roy Cooper. Carroll has been practicing law in Richmond County for 30 years and is currently in her 10th year as an attorney advocate for the North Carolina Guardian ad Litem Program. She has also served six years as the city attorney for the City of Rockingh  more

Maryland Gov. Hogan Authorizes Maryland HART Team to Assist With Hurricane Dorian Recovery in North Carolina
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Sept. 5 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Parts of Maryland Under Tropical Storm Warning; MEMA Increases State's Activation Level * * * Governor Larry Hogan today authorized the deployment of members of the Maryland Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team (MD-HART) to North Carolina to assist in potential rescues from the effects of Hurricane Dorian. As the storm continues its track up the East Coast, Governor Hogan has been in contact wi  more

N.C. A.G. Stein: 'Me Too' At-Home Sexual Assault Kits are Dangerous and Misleading
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 4 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein today warned North Carolinians to avoid "Me Too Kits" - a privately sold and tested sexual assault kit for at-home use. Anyone who is the victim of a sexual assault should contact law enforcement or a medical professional. Attorney General Stein is also reviewing this company's products to determine whether or not they violate North Carolina's consumer pr  more

N.C. Commerce Department: Transportation Company to Invest $4.7 Million in Rocky Mount
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 3 -- The North Carolina Department of Commerce issued the following news release: * * * - FFE Transportation to create 96 new jobs in Nash County * * * FFE Transportation Services, a temperature-controlled carrier, will create 96 new jobs in Nash County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $4.7 million in establishing a new service center in Rocky Mount. "More and more companies are choosing North Carolina for their operation," said G  more

N.C. Department of Public Safety: $7.6 Million Announced for Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation
DURHAM, North Carolina, Sept. 5 -- The North Carolina Department of Public Safety issued the following news release: FEMA and the State of North Carolina are approving nearly $7.6 million to reimburse Hurricane Florence-related repairs to the Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation. The cooperative provides electrical service to Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus and Robeson counties, which were included in the presidential disaster declaration following Hurricane Florence. High winds, rain and f  more

N.C. Gov. Cooper: NC Federal Disaster Declaration Request Approved Ahead of Hurricane Dorian
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 3 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: The federal government has granted Governor Roy Cooper's request for a federal disaster declaration for North Carolina in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian's impact on the state. "North Carolinians have faced tough storms before and we're taking every precaution to make sure we're prepared. I appreciate the support of our federal partners in making sure our state is ready to respond to wha  more

NC A.G. Stein: North Carolina State Crime Laboratory Celebrates National Forensic Science Week
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 6 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: The North Carolina State Crime Laboratory will host open houses on Tuesday, Sept. 10, and Thursday, Sept. 12, to showcase the vital role of forensic science in the criminal justice system as part of National Forensic Science Week. North Carolinians of all ages are welcome to attend the open houses, which will feature tours of the lab and science activities. "My team at the State Cr  more

North Carolina A.G. Stein Announces Operation Root Canal Settlement With Durham Dentist Over Medicaid Fraud
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 5 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that he has reached a $375,000 settlement with Santa Maria McKibbins, D.D.S., and her dental practice, Santa McKibbins Family Dentistry, to resolve allegations involving the submission of false claims to the North Carolina Medicaid program. Today's action is part of the NCDOJ Medicaid Investigation Division's ongoing Operation Root Canal e  more

North Carolina A.G. Stein Wins $13,500 Judgment Against Hurricane Florence Price Gouger
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 3 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein today was granted a default judgment in a price gouging lawsuit against Nicholas Downey, a Kentucky resident, and his company Action Tree Pros Inc. As a result of the judgment entered by Chief Resident Superior Court Judge Paul Ridgeway, Downey is barred from collecting any amounts for tree removal work done in North Carolina following Hurricane Florence   more

North Carolina Central University SHRM Chapter Wins Superior Merit Award
DURHAM, North Carolina, Aug. 30 -- North Carolina Central University issued the following news: The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has recognized North Carolina Central University's SHRM student chapter for the third consecutive year with the 2018-2019 Superior Merit Award for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student chapter members. "Our SHRM student leaders engaged in internships, professional conferences and delivered exceptional programming that   more

North Carolina Central University: Faculty Named to Highest Accreditation Board
DURHAM, North Carolina, Aug. 30 -- North Carolina Central University issued the following news: The highest university accreditation organization in the nation has added Eagle pride to its board of directors. Pauletta Bracy, Ph.D., professor of library science and director of the Office of University Accreditation at North Carolina Central University, is among new members named to the board of directors for the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). "I am honored to have been nomi  more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper Signs Bills Into Law
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 5 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Governor Cooper signed the following bills into law: * Senate Bill 600: Vets Children / Short-Term Workforce Training * Senate Bill 621: Testing Reduction Act of 2019 * Senate Bill 353: Amend Cartway/ Septic Tank Laws * House Bill 449: Handicapped & Special Registration Plates * Senate Bill 682: Implement Crime Victims' Rights Amendment * Senate Bill 574: Study Establish Gaming Comm/  more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper Urges North Carolinians to Get to Safety and Stay There
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 5 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: As Hurricane Dorian's effects arrive in North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper today urged North Carolinians stay safe and to stay off the roads. Extreme winds, heavy storm surge, tornadoes and the high risk of flash floods are all significant threats. "This is a powerful, dangerous storm," said Governor Cooper. "Do not put yourselves or your families at risk and do not drive through flood waters  more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper Urges North Carolinians to Prepare for Heavy Wind, Rain and Flooding Related to Hurricane Dorian
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 4 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: With Hurricane Dorian less than a day away from North Carolina's coast, Gov. Roy Cooper today urged North Carolinians to complete their storm preparations. At the Governor's request, a federal disaster declaration issued last night will speed federal preparation, response and recovery aid available to the state. The Governor advised people in coastal and inland communities to be ready for   more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper Urges North Carolinians to Shelter in Place
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 5 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: As Hurricane Dorian begins to hit North Carolina with areas of destructive tornadoes, heavy rains, damaging winds and power outages, Gov. Roy Cooper this afternoon urged North Carolinians should shelter in place and stay off the roads until the storm passes. "If your area is feeling the impacts of Dorian, please stay home and safe. Don't drive through standing or moving water," said Govern  more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper Urges Residents to Continue to Shelter in Place
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 6 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Gov. Roy Cooper urged people in Northeastern North Carolina to continue to shelter in place and stay off the roads as Hurricane Dorian pounds the Outer Banks through the day, with continued threats of four to seven feet of storm surge and flash flooding off the North Carolina coast. "Look out for quick rising storm surge and flash flooding at the coast. Do not try to return home until you  more

North Carolina HHS Extends Open Enrollment for Medicaid Beneficiaries, Announces Statewide Move to Managed Care in February
RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 3 -- The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services issued the following news release: The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced today that it will extend open enrollment for Medicaid beneficiaries and move to a statewide transition to managed care on February 1, 2020. DHHS shared the following announcement: Managed care in North Carolina was scheduled to roll out in two phases, with Medicaid beneficiaries in part of the state beginning mana  more

North Carolina HHS: Food and Nutrition Services Benefits to Be Issued Early, WIC Flexibilities Allowed Due to Hurricane Dorian
RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 6 -- The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services issued the following news release: North Carolina households who currently receive Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) will receive September 2019 benefits early so that they can purchase necessary food immediately following Hurricane Dorian's landfall. The state of North Carolina will make more than $88 million available to approximately 380,000 households to enable them to immediately purchase food and replace   more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Bainbridge NC
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 4 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2504): In the Matter of Notification by Bainbridge NC, LLC, 400 Rella Boulevard, Suite 212, Suffern, New York 10901, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Triangle Place Apartments in Durham County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On August 21, 2019, Bainbridge NC, LLC (Applicant), filed with the Comm  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Bel Republic
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 5 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2666): In the Matter of Notification by Bel Republic Limited Partnership, 800 Finsbury Street, Durham, North Carolina 27703, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Republic Flats Apartments in Durham County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On August 23, 2019, Bel Republic Limited Partnership (Applicant  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Brookson Flats Associates SPE
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 5 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2469): In the Matter of Notification by Brookson Flats Associates SPE, LLC, 3301 West End Avenue, Suite 200, Nashville, Tennessee 37203, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Brookson Resident Flats Apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On August 22, 2019, Brookson Flats As  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Clarksbury Solar
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 4 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. SP-7797): In the Matter of Application of Clarksbury Solar, LLC, for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to Construct a 4.999-MW Solar Facility in Davidson County, North Carolina Order Issuing Amended Certificate BY THE COMMISSION: On September 27, 2016, the Commission issued an order granting Clarksbury Solar, LLC (Applicant), a certificate of public convenience an  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving CPoint
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 4 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2676): In the Matter of Notification by CPoint, LLC, 400 Rella Boulevard, Suite 212, Suffern, New York 10901, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service Utilizing the Hot Water Capture, Cold Water Allocation Method in Aria North Hills Apartments in Wake County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision (HWCCWA) BY THE COMMISSION: On Augu  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Dilworth Ventures
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 4 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2554): In the Matter of Notification by Dilworth Ventures, LLC, 200 Fairbrook Drive, Suite 101, Herndon, Virginia 20170, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Lincoln at Dilworth Apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On August 21, 2019, Dilworth Ventures, LLC (Applicant), f  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Duke Energy Carolinas
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 5 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket Nos. E-2, E-7): In the Matter of Petition by Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC and Duke Energy Progress, LLC, for Approval of Smart Meter Usage App Pilot Programs Order Approving Pilot Programs BY THE COMMISSION: On June 18, 2019, Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (DEC) and Duke Energy Progress, LLC (DEP) (collectively, the Companies), filed a request for approval of Smart Meter Usage App Pilot Pr  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Duke Energy Progress
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 7 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. E-2): In the Matter of Application of Duke Energy Progress, LLC, Pursuant to N.C.G.S. Sec. 62-133.2 and Commission Rule R8-55 Regarding Fuel and Fuel-Related Cost Adjustments for Electric Utilities Order Granting Motions to Excuse Several Witnesses BY THE CHAIR: On June 20, 2019, the Commission issued an Order scheduling the above-captioned matter for hearing on Monday, September  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Emerald Forest NC
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 5 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2598): In the Matter of Notification by Emerald Forest NC, LLC, 400 Rella Boulevard, Suite 212, Suffern, New York 10901, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Emerald Place Apartments in Durham County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On August 22, 2019, Emerald Forest NC, LLC (Applicant), filed with t  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving ESA Buies Creek
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 7 -- 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 Order Issuing Amended Certificate BY THE COMMISSION: On October 31, 2016, the Commission issued an order granting ESA Buies Creek, LLC (Applicant), a certificate of public convenience and necessi  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Greenleaf Investment Partners
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 5 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2843): In the Matter of Application by Greenleaf Investment Partners L041, LLC, 2700 Northeast Expressway, Suite C100, Atlanta, Georgia 30345, for Certificate of Authority to Charge for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Rosecroft Apartments, Phase I, in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Order Granting Certificate of Authority and Approving Rates BY THE COMMISSION: On Augu  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Hawthorne Glen Afton Apartments
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 5 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2844): In the Matter of Application by Hawthorne Glen Afton Apartments, LLC, 806 Green Valley Road, Suite 311, Greensboro, North Carolina 27408, for Certificate of Authority to Charge for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Hawthorne at the Glen Apartments in Cabarrus County, North Carolina Order Granting Certificate of Authority and Approving Rates BY THE COMMISSION: On Aug  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Kingswood NC
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 4 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-987): In the Matter of Notification by Kingswood NC, LLC, 4600 Cox Road, Suite 400, Glen Allen, Virginia 23060, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Kingswood Mobile Home Park in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On August 21, 2019, Kingswood NC, LLC (Applicant), filed with the Comm  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Mag Hill NC
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 5 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2525): In the Matter of Notification by Mag Hill NC, LLC, 400 Rella Boulevard, Suite 212, Suffern, New York 10901, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Hillrock Estates Apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On August 22, 2019, Mag Hill NC, LLC (Applicant) filed with the Co  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Matthews Cove
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 5 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2284): In the Matter of Notification by Matthews Cove, LLC, 400 Rella Boulevard, Suite 212, Suffern, New York 10901, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Cove at Matthews Apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On August 22, 2019, Matthews Cove, LLC (Applicant) filed with th  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 4 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-1516): In the Matter of Notification by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, d/b/a Chapel Hill North Apts., 200 Perkins Drive, Suite 230, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Chapel Hill North Apartments in Orange County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: O  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 4 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-1515): In the Matter of Notification by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, d/b/a Cosgrove Hill Apts., 300 Cosgrove Avenue, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Cosgrove Hill Apartments in Orange County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On August 22, 2019  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving NR Pinehurst Property Owner
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 4 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-1745): In the Matter of Notification by NR Pinehurst Property Owner, LLC, 1057 East Morehead Street, Suite 300, Charlotte, North Carolina 28204, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Providence Row/Pinehurst on Providence Apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On August 22,   more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Preserve Forest
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 5 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2108): In the Matter of Notification by Preserve Forest, LLC, 400 Rella Boulevard, Suite 212, Suffern, New York 10901, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Green Rock Estates Apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On August 22, 2019, Preserve Forest, LLC (Applicant), filed   more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving RAM Cary
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 5 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2700): In the Matter of Notification by RAM Cary, LLC, et al., 400 Rella Boulevard, Suite 212, Suffern, New York 10901, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Aurella Cary Apartments in Wake County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On August 23, 2019, RAM Cary, LLC, et al.1 (Applicant), filed with the C  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving SBMF Phase 3
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 4 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-1883): In the Matter of Notification by SBMF Phase 3, LLC, 806 Green Valley Road, Suite 311, Greensboro, North Carolina 27408, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Stillwater at Southbridge Apartments, Phase III, in Onslow County, North Carolina Order Suspending Tariff Revision BY THE CHAIR: On August 21, 2019, SBMF Phase 3, LLC (App  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Signature Burlington
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 5 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2351): In the Matter of Notification by Signature Burlington, LLC, 305 Blandwood Avenue, Greensboro, North Carolina 27401, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Wayfare at Garden Crossing Apartments in Alamance County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On August 22, 2019, Signature Burlington, LLC (Appl  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Somerstone NC
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 5 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2207): In the Matter of Notification by Somerstone NC, LLC, 400 Rella Boulevard, Suite 212, Suffern, New York 10901, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Somerstone Apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On August 22, 2019, Somerstone NC, LLC (Applicant), filed with the Com  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving SunEnergy1-Scotland Neck
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 4 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. SP-3303): In the Matter of Application of SunEnergy1-Scotland Neck, LLC, for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to Construct a 3-MW Solar Facility in Halifax County, North Carolina Order Issuing Amended Certificate BY THE COMMISSION: On April 9, 2013, the Commission issued an order in Docket No. SP-751, Sub 6, granting SunEnergy1, LLC, a certificate of public conve  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Treybrooke
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 4 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-824): In the Matter of Notification by Treybrooke, LLC, 701 Treybrooke Circle, Greenville, North Carolina 27834, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Treybrooke Apartments in Pitt County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On August 21, 2019, Treybrooke, LLC (Applicant), filed with the Commission a noti  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Village at Broadstone Station I
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 4 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-1601): In the Matter of Notification by Village at Broadstone Station I, LLC, et al., 1000 Broadstone Way, Apex, North Carolina 27502, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Village at Broadstone Station Apartments in Wake County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On August 22, 2019, Village at Broadston  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Virginia Electric & Powers
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 4 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. E-22): In the Matter of Application of Virginia Electric and Power Company, d/b/a Dominion Energy North Carolina for Approval of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard Cost Rider Pursuant to N.C.G.S. Sec. 62-133.8 and Commission Rule R8-67 Order Scheduling Hearing, Establishing Testimony and Discovery Guidelines, and Requiring Public Notice BY THE COMMISSION: I  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Virginia Electric and Power
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 3 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. E-22): In the Matter of Application by Virginia Electric and Power Company, d/b/a Dominion Energy North Carolina,and Public Service Company of North Carolina, Inc. for Limited Waiver of Code of Conduct ORDER APPROVING LIMITED WAIVER OF CODE OF CONDUCT SUBJECT TO CONDITIONS BY THE COMMISSION: On July 31, 2019, Virginia Electric and Power Company, d/b/a Dominion Energy North Caroli  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Westdale Arrowhead Crossing NC
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 4 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-634): In the Matter of Notification by Westdale Arrowhead Crossing NC, LLC, 3100 Monticello Avenue, Suite 600, Dallas, Texas 75205, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Arrowood Crossing Apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On August 21, 2019, Westdale Arrowhead Crossing   more

Oceaneering's Subsea Pumping Technology Named World Oil Awards Finalist
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Sept. 3 -- Oceaneering International, a subsea engineering and applied technology company, issued the following news: Oceaneering International, Inc. ("Oceaneering") is proud to announce that the company's Subsea Pumping Technology (SPT) is a finalist for the Best Deepwater Technology Award category at the 2019 World Oil Awards. Numerous entries were received for each of the World Oil Awards' 18 categories and a select number of finalists were chosen by   more

Parents Invited to Share Their Perspective on Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Sept. 3 -- The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools issued the following news: If you have a child attending a Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school, people in the school system want to hear from you. In the spring, the school system conducted its first online Panorama Family Survey. That followed earlier surveys in which teachers and students were invited to answer questions about their experiences in schools. The answers in all of those surveys proved to be quit  more

Premier Issues Statement on CDC Report on Pregnancy-Related Deaths
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Sept. 7 -- Premier, a healthcare improvement company, issued the following statement: "The report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Pregnancy-Related Deaths," is a clear indication of the critical need to better integrate care delivery between the hospital and pre- and post-care services for mothers and their newborns, as well as to better manage high-risk patients. "Premier also released a nationall  more

Premier: Delivery-Related Maternal Mortalities in the Hospital Decreased by 24% From 2008-2018
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Sept. 5 -- Premier, a healthcare improvement company, issued the following news release: Maternal mortalities in the hospital at the time of delivery have decreased by 24 percent over the past decade, according to a nationally representative analysis of U.S. hospital data. The Premier Inc. analysis also showed the disparity gap for black women and all other races narrowed over time, finding an 80 percent decrease in black mothers experiencing in-hospital, delivery-rel  more

Public Schools of N.C.: Most Schools Meet or Exceed Growth Goals in 2018-19
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 4 -- Public Schools of North Carolina issued the following news release: The performance of North Carolina public schools ticked up last year on the state's annual School Performance Grade accountability measurement, with more schools meeting or exceeding expectations for student gains and more schools earning grades of As and Bs. Accountability results were released today to the State Board of Education along with the four-year Cohort Graduation Rate for the cla  more

Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority Assists Relief Agencies Ahead of Hurricane Dorian Response
MORRISVILLE, North Carolina, Sept. 5 -- Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority issued the following news release: * * * - Passengers Should Check With Airlines for Flight Delays or Cancellations * * * Durham International Airport is assisting the American Red Cross, the U.S. Coast Guard and the North Carolina National Guard (NCNG) as they prepare for Hurricane Dorian response efforts. The American Red Cross established a welcome station at RDU to greet more than 100 volunteers who will assist wit  more

Replacements: Six New Design Partners Share Their Must-See Stories This Fall Market Through 'Dining by Design'
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Sept. 4 -- Replacements, a supplier of old and new china, crystal, silver and collectibles, issued the following news release: Dinnerware giant Replacements, Ltd. is partnering with a new lineup of acclaimed designers this High Point Market for the latest chapter of the specialty retailer's Designer Program. "We are fortunate to be able to work with different designers each market who bring to life our tableware by incorporating into their designs in a way that insp  more

SAS Insights Drive All Blacks as 'Official Analytics Supplier' to New Zealand Rugby
CARY, North Carolina, Sept. 3 -- SAS Institute, a business analytics software and services provider, issued the following news release: * * * - Player and Team Performance Insights Help Drive Competitive Advantage - Coaches use SAS for Ease-of-Use to Explore Data Independently of IT * * * Acknowledging that in sport as in business, the ability to quickly analyse data for insights to competitive advantage is critical to success, SAS has been working with New Zealand Rugby (NZR) and the All B  more

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill: Climate Change, Human Activity Lead to Nearshore Coral Growth Decline in World's 2nd Largest Reef
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Sept. 2 [TNSscienceresearch] -- The University of North Carolina's Chapel Hill Campus issued the following news: * * * - Declining growth of Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System corals predicts trouble for worldwide reefs * * * New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill compares the growth rates between nearshore and offshore corals in the Belize Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the world's second-largest reef system. While nearshore corals ha  more

University of North Carolina-Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Grant Supports Drug Discovery Research
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Sept. 4 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has awarded a $971,484 Screen to Lead grant to University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers to launch an investigation of new drug compounds that would block enzymes that can become hyperactive in blood cancer cells when mutated. UNC Lineberger's John Sondek, PhD, a prof  more

University of North Carolina-Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center: Path Led Y. Claire Yang to Study Social Relationships, Cancer Risk, Outcomes
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Sept. 6 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news: Researchers know our social lives are important to our health, with a lack of relationships linked to heart disease, depression and risk of infection. And, as Y. Claire Yang, PhD, has found, how cancer patients view their social relationships could be a matter of life and death. As a medical sociologist, Yang is interested in how the qu  more

University of North Carolina-Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center: Researcher Recognized for Perseverance That Led to Study
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Sept. 7 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news: It was perseverance that directed Kirsten Bryant, PhD, to a discovery that ultimately led to plans for multiple clinical trials for pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest cancer types. Bryant was recognized on Wednesday as one of three recipients of the Joseph S. Pagano Award, which recognizes outstanding work by the cancer center's po  more

University of North Carolina-Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center: Vaping May Harm Fertility in Young Women
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Sept. 7 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news: E-cigarette usage may impair fertility and pregnancy outcomes, according to a University of North Carolina School of Medicine study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. Many young and pregnant women are using e-cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking, but little is known about the effects on fertility and pregnancy ou  more

University of North Carolina-School of Medicine: Dr. Sidney Smith Awarded WHF Lifetime Achievement Award
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Sept. 3 -- The University of North Carolina's School of Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - The award was presented August 31 at the World Congress of Cardiology in Paris. * * * World Heart Federation Past President Dr. Sidney Smith was presented with the WHF Lifetime Achievement Award today at the opening of ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology, for his remarkable contribution to the mission of the World Heart Federat  more

University of North Carolina-School of Medicine: New Peanut Allergy Treatment Passes Phase 2 Trial, Shows Effectiveness and Safety
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Sept. 6 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of North Carolina's School of Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Edwin Kim, MD, show that tiny under-the-tongue doses of peanut protein can offer safe and substantial protection against peanut allergy. * * * People allergic to peanuts may have a new way to protect themselves from severe allergic reactions to accidental peanut exposure. It's called sublingual   more

University of North Carolina-School of Medicine: Vaping May Harm Fertility in Young Women
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Sept. 6 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of North Carolina's School of Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - Led by Kathleen Caron, PhD, UNC School of Medicine researchers found that e-cigarette use during pregnancy impairs metabolic health in animal models. * * * E-cigarette usage may impair fertility and pregnancy outcomes, according to a University of North Carolina School of Medicine study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.  more

Western Carolina University: Faculty-Led Courses Take Students on Journey of Discovery to Japan
CULLOWHEE, North Carolina, Sept. 4 [TNSscienceresearch] -- Western Carolina University issued the following news release: Seven Western Carolina University students went on a journey of discovery with faculty members Yanjun Yan and David Tyler via faculty-led travel courses to Japan after the conclusion of WCU's 2019 spring semester. The trip, which took place May 15 through June 4, was related to a course taught in WCU's College of Engineering and Technology, "Global Engineering and Technolog  more

Western Carolina University: NASA Astronaut, 10th Man on Moon, to Open Free Enterprise Series
CULLOWHEE, North Carolina, Sept. 5 -- Western Carolina University issued the following news release: The Free Enterprise Speaker Series returns to Western Carolina University with an event featuring Charlie Duke, an Apollo astronaut and the youngest person to walk on the moon, Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 5:30 p.m. in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required and seating is limited. "We are thrilled to have Charlie Duk  more

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools: LatinGrass Comes to Philo-Hill Magnet Academy
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Sept. 5 -- The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools issued the following news: Before the morning was done, seventh-graders at Philo-Hill had traveled from Argentina to the Appalachian Mountains and on to Japan before returning to Winston-Salem. "It was amazing," said seventh-grader Michael Tyson after listening to Che Apalache, an international band with roots both in Argentina and in Winston-Salem. The band is here to play in Fiesta 2019, which is sponsored th  more

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools: Teacher Academy Grows to 100 Teachers
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Sept. 5 -- The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools issued the following news: Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools is proud to announce the newest members of Teacher Academy. Teacher Academy is an innovative program developed by Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools and is part of the Peer Project sponsored by the Winston Salem Foundation. Donna Cannon, the Director of Teacher Academy, states: "The selection of Teacher Leaders within the Teacher Academy supports  more