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State Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday October 20, 2019 ( 73 items )  

Attorney General Josh Stein Settles With Johnson & Johnson for $116.9 Million
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 17 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein today announced a $116.9 million multistate settlement with Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Ethicon Inc. over its deceptive marketing of transvaginal mesh devices. North Carolina will receive $3,348,052.63. A multistate investigation among 41 states and the District of Columbia found the companies violated state consumer protection laws by misreprese  more

Bank of America Announces 2019 Art Conservation Project Grant Selections
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 17 -- Bank of America, a financial institution, issued the following news release: * * * - Grants Will Provide Funding for 22 Cultural Restoration Projects Across the Globe * * * Bank of America has today announced today grant funding to 22 major art restoration projects in nine countries and 11 U.S. cities and Puerto Rico through the 2019 Bank of America Art Conservation Project. The project provides grant funding to nonprofit cultural institutions throughout  more

Bank of America Announces Redemption of 2.151% Senior Notes, Due November 2020
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 16 -- Bank of America, a financial institution, issued the following news release: Bank of America Corporation announced today that it will redeem all $1,000,000,000 principal amount outstanding of its 2.151% Senior Notes, due November 2020 (CUSIP No. 06051GGB9) (the "Notes"), on November 9, 2019, at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest to but excluding the redemption date of November 9, 2019. Si  more

Bank of America Joins United Nations Global Investors for Sustainable Development Alliance
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 18 -- Bank of America, a financial institution, issued the following news release: As announced by the United Nations, Bank of America has joined the U.N. Global Investors for Sustainable Development (GISD) Alliance. This partnership further demonstrates the bank's commitment to responsible growth and mobilizing more capital to help advance and scale investment in the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. "We can ensure sufficient private-sector ca  more

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Launches Accounts Payable Optimization Solution
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 17 -- Bank of America Merrill Lynch, a division of Bank of America, a financial institution, issued the following news release: * * * - Analytical Tool Helps Eliminate Guesswork and Complexity for Treasury Departments * * * Businesses large and small have a common challenge: choosing the best, most efficient payment channels for hundreds or thousands of recipients. Deciding between card, wire, automated clearinghouse (ACH) or supply chain finance depends on th  more

Bowdoin College: Gardens of the Past - Sourdough Project
BRUNSWICK, Maine, Oct. 16 -- Bowdoin College issued the following news: An environmental historian recently visited Bowdoin to speak about a longterm project to map and genetically sequence some of humanity's microbial partners: the yeasts and bacteria found in sourdough bread. Most of us think of sourdough as a marriage between yeast, bacteria and a flour paste. But, Matthew Booker, an associate professor of American environmental history at North Carolina State University, sees the leavened   more

Campbell University: Education Professor Appointed to State's Principal Fellows, TP3 Commission
BUIES CREEK, North Carolina, Oct. 17 -- Campbell University issued the following news release: Chris Godwin, director of teacher education and associate professor in the School of Education, was appointed by the president of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Hope Williams to serve on the N.C. Principal Fellows and TP3 Commission. The Principal Fellows and TP3 Commission is responsible for ensuring Principal Fellows grants are utilized for the recruitment, development and sup  more

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools: Serving Students Outside the Classroom
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 18 -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools issued the following news: Mary McGowen has been serving Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students for 41 years - in the cafeteria instead of the classroom. McGowen is the cafeteria manager at Mallard Creek Elementary. She joined the district on March 1, 1978, and is the longest-serving employee in CMS School Nutrition Services. "I thoroughly enjoy what I do," McGowen said. "It can get stressful, but when you add in our scholars  more

CommScope Issues Financials for 3rd Quarter of 2019
HICKORY, North Carolina, Oct. 17 -- CommScope Holding issued the following news release: CommScope Holding Company, Inc. plans to release its third quarter 2019 financial results on Thursday, November 7, 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 f  more

CommScope Patents Upheld by German Federal Patent Court
HICKORY, North Carolina, Oct. 16 -- CommScope Holding issued the following news release: The German Federal Patent Court has issued decisions upholding the validity of important CommScope patents that had been challenged by a competitor, COMLAB. At an October 9 oral hearing, the German Federal Patent Court rejected challenges by COMLAB regarding the validity of the German part of European Patent EP1022849B1 (Action No. 5 Ni 6/17 (EP)) owned by CommScope's affiliate Andrew Wireless Systems. The  more

CommScope Sues Rosenberger to Protect Trade Secrets
HICKORY, North Carolina, Oct. 14 -- CommScope Holding issued the following news release: CommScope has filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey against Rosenberger, several of Rosenberger's legal entities and two former CommScope employees now employed by Rosenberger. In its complaint, CommScope asserts, among other things, that Rosenberger misappropriated CommScope's trade secrets related to base station antennas, including trade secrets related to C  more

Cumberland County: Ceremony Marks 20th Year for Emergency Services Memorial
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina, Oct. 14 -- Cumberland County issued the following news release: Emergency services personnel from across the county gathered today with family, friends and community members to honor fallen firefighters and EMS workers who sacrificed their lives serving the residents of Cumberland County and Fort Bragg. The 20th annual Cumberland County Emergency Services Memorial Service was held at the red brick Emergency Services Memorial on the campus of Fayetteville Technical  more

Cumberland County: Flu Shots Available at Health Department
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina, Oct. 17 -- Cumberland County issued the following news release: The Cumberland County Public Health Department is offering flu vaccinations to children and adults at the Immunizations Clinic at 1235 Ramsey St. Uninsured children six months to 18 years old may receive the vaccination for free. For other patients, the cost will depend on the type of flu vaccine received. The Health Department's Immunizations Clinic is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.  more

Cumberland County: Health Board Greets New Director, Considers Smoke-Free Ordinance Change
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina, Oct. 18 -- Cumberland County issued the following news release: The Cumberland County Board of Health held its regular meeting on Oct. 15, immediately following a Community Meet and Greet for its newly appointed Public Health Director, Dr. Jennifer Green. Meeting highlights included: * The formal introduction of Dr. Green as the new Cumberland County Health Director effective Nov. 18. * A Breast Cancer Awareness presentation with information on events that are pl  more

Cumberland County: NCWorks Career Center to Host Hiring Fair Oct. 21
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina, Oct. 17 -- Cumberland County issued the following news release: The public is invited to a hiring fair at the Cumberland County NCWorks Career Center, 414 Ray Ave., Fayetteville, Oct. 21 from noon until 3 p.m. To register, visit ncworksopenhouse.event.brite.com or call 910-486-101 for more information. Job seekers will learn about the services and employment resources offered at the center such as resume writing, job referral, funding for training, certifications   more

Cumberland County: One-Stop Early Voting Runs Oct. 16 - Nov. 1
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina, Oct. 16 -- Cumberland County issued the following news release: One-Stop early voting for Cumberland County municipal elections begins Wednesday, Oct. 16, and ends Friday, Nov. 1. Early voting takes place at the Cumberland County Board of Elections, 227 Fountainhead Lane, Suite 101, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Citizens who want to take advantage of early voting, but are not registered to vote, may do same-day registration during One-Stop early voting i  more

Cumberland County: Spring Lake Holds Fire Station Groundbreaking
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina, Oct. 14 -- Cumberland County issued the following news release: Town of Spring Lake and Cumberland County officials turned over dirt this afternoon at the site where a new Spring Lake Fire Department #11 will be constructed at 2355 Lillington Highway. Once constructed, the new building will be the second station for the Spring Lake Fire Department. The new station is expected to cut response times in half and lower insurance premiums for Cumberland County resident  more

DEQ, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Release Draft Restoration Plan for Kerr-McGee Site in Navassa
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 17 -- The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality issued the following news release: The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, along with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acting as Natural Resource Trustees, have released the draft restoration plan and environmental assessment that identifies proposed projects to restore natural resources damaged from releases at the Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp  more

Duke Energy Linemen to Compete at International Competition
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 15 -- Duke Energy issued the following news release: * * * - Oct. 19 event tests job-related skills; showcases talent, technique * * * Seventy-seven Duke Energy linemen from North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky will compete in the International Lineman's Rodeo on Oct. 19 in Bonner Springs, Kan. Now in its 35th year, the rodeo attracts the best linemen from around the world. Participants travel from as far away as Australia. Mor  more

Duke Energy: Piedmont Natural Gas Bills to Decrease for Customers in the Carolinas
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 18 -- Duke Energy issued the following news release: * * * - N.C. customers to see an overall rate decrease of $7.80 per year - Recent increase in S.C. to be substantially lowered * * * Piedmont Natural Gas has filed requests with the utility commissions in North Carolina and South Carolina to decrease natural gas costs for customers in the two states. Reducing the commodity charge for natural gas will more than offset a rate increase Piedmont recently reque  more

Duke University-Nicholas School of Environment: Online Database Aids Efforts to Map Deep-Sea Migrations of Marine Species
DURHAM, North Carolina, Oct. 12 [TNSbiologyresearch] -- Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment issued the following news release: Scientists at Duke University's Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab and other leading marine research institutions worldwide have created an open-access online database that maps the movements of migratory species through the open ocean. By plotting the paths these species take, the Migratory Connectivity in the Ocean (MiCO) system will help conservationists  more

Duke University-Pratt School of Engineering: Accounting for Variability in Vascular Models
DURHAM, North Carolina, Oct. 12 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering issued the following news: * * * - Europe's top thesis in computational mechanics this year is creating patient-specific models of arterial walls to advance basic knowledge and help medical outcomes * * * Scientists at Duke University are working to accurately model the uncertainties in the mechanical behavior of human arterial walls. By supporting theoretical developments for tissue enginee  more

Duke University-Pratt School of Engineering: AI in Health
DURHAM, North Carolina, Oct. 12 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering issued the following news: * * * - Machine learning algorithms in Duke University's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering were initially deployed in search of landmines. Over the past two decades, they've evolved to generate stunning insights into human health * * * In the late 1990s, Larry Carin and Leslie Collins--both just beginning their tenures in Duke's Department of Electr  more

Duke University-Pratt School of Engineering: Harnessing Plasmonics for Precision Agriculture Worldwide
DURHAM, North Carolina, Oct. 16 -- Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering issued the following news: * * * - A Moore Inventor Fellowship is supporting a Duke engineer in her quest to develop a small, inexpensive hyperspectral camera * * * Maiken Mikkelsen wants to change the world by developing a small, inexpensive hyperspectral camera to enable worldwide precision farming practices that would significantly reduce water, energy, fertilizer and pesticide use while simultaneously increa  more

Duke University-Pratt School of Engineering: Students Lead Earthquake Resilience Project in Nepal
DURHAM, North Carolina, Oct. 17 -- Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering issued the following news: * * * - Duke civil and environmental engineering team partners with engineering students in Nepal to develop earthquake resilience technology * * * Duke engineering student Rachael Lau received two unexpected gifts from the universe, in honor of her 21st birthday. The first gift was being seated next to a Beloit College undergraduate from Kathmandu on the first leg of her trek from Il  more

ESPN2 to Air National Women's Soccer League Semifinal Doubleheader on Sunday
BRISTOL, Connecticut, Oct. 18 -- ESPN, a sports media company, issued the following news release: * * * - NWSL Championship airs Sunday, Oct. 27, on ESPN * * * The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), the preeminent professional women's soccer league in the United States, will kick off the 2019 NWSL playoffs with a semifinal doubleheader on ESPN2 on Sunday, October 20: defending NWSL champions North Carolina Courage vs. Reign FC at 1:30 p.m. ET, and Chicago Red Stars vs. Portland Thorns FC  more

Federal Grants Aid School Safety Efforts in North Carolina Schools
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 18 -- Public Schools of North Carolina issued the following news release: The N.C. Department of Public Instruction's Center for Safer Schools has been awarded a grant of nearly $1 million from the U.S. Justice Department to enhance the key supports it provides to the state's 116 school districts and nearly 200 charter schools. The Center for Safer Schools will work in partnership with several other organizations, including Triangle-based RTI International, to as  more

FEMA Grants North Carolina Gov. Cooper's Request for Federal Disaster Public Assistance for More Counties
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 18 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - 12 additional counties become eligible for Public Assistance reimbursement * * * Governor Cooper announced today that FEMA has approved his request to add 12 more counties to those eligible to receive reimbursements for Hurricane Dorian response and recovery expenses. "This approval means more towns and counties will be able to use federal funds to cover their storm response and  more

Greensboro City Grants Available for Lead Paint Hazard Reduction
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Oct. 14 -- The city of Greensboro issued the following news: The City's Neighborhood Development Department is recognizing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week - October 20-26 - by reminding residents of its Lead Safe Housing Program. Are children under six living or frequently visiting your house or rental unit? Was your home built before 1978? If so, apply for lead-based paint hazard reduction assistance. Neighborhood Development has grant funding of up to $30  more

Greensboro City Responds About 1,4 Dioxane Release
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Oct. 15 -- The city of Greensboro issued the following news: Since 2014, 1,4-dioxane has become a topic of discussion and concern in North Carolina among certain municipal wastewater dischargers and the State of North Carolina Division of Water Resources (DWR). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) included 1,4-dioxane as one of 28 chemicals in the Drinking Water Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule 3 (UCMR3) Study conducted from 2013 through 2015. A recent   more

Hendrix College Names Inaugural Director of Well-Being
CONWAY, Arkansas, Oct. 16 -- Hendrix College issued the following news release: Hendrix College psychology professor Dr. Lindsay Kennedy has been named the College's inaugural Director of Well-Being. A native of Delaware, Kennedy is an alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She joined the Hendrix faculty in 2011. Her teaching and research interests include health psychology and psychological well-being. Kennedy developed the Hendrix Well-Being Initiative, a campus-wide eff  more

John Deere Introduces Special Application Vehicles for Federal, State and Local Governments and First Responders
CARY, North Carolina, Oct. 15 -- Deere and Co., a manufacturer of agricultural, construction, forestry machinery and diesel engines, issued the following news release: John Deere is proud to bring to market a new line of Special Application Vehicles to suit the needs of federal, state, and local governments, and first responders. This custom line of utility vehicles was designed in conjunction with International Automated Systems (IAS) to provide solutions for state and local government agencie  more

N.C. A.G. Stein Leads 22-State Coalition to Fight Discrimination in Housing
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 18 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein today led a coalition of 22 attorneys general opposing the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) proposed changes to its Disparate Impact Rule. While the current rule protects against discriminatory housing and lending practices that have the effect of harming individuals based on their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disab  more

N.C. A.G. Stein to DeVos: Help Students Burdened With Unfair Student Debt
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 17 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein today urged U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to exercise her authority so students who were enrolled in schools that abruptly closed can obtain relief for their student debts. Attorney General Stein and 29 other attorneys general are asking Secretary DeVos to extend the closed school discharge (CSD) timeframe so students enrolled in scho  more

N.C. Department of Commerce: Industrial Hemp Processor Locates in Columbus County With $3.4 Million Investment
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 17 -- The North Carolina Department of Commerce issued the following news release: Carolina Botanicals, a company formed to process industrial hemp, will create 30 jobs as it establishes operations in Columbus County, North Carolina Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland announced today. The company will invest $3.46 million in its new facility, located in Tabor City. "Today's announcement is the latest example of the growing market for hemp-related products," sai  more

N.C. Department of Commerce: Textile Manufacturer to Invest $5 Million in Eden
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 16 -- The North Carolina Department of Commerce issued the following news release: Gildan Yarns, a yarn-spinning company, will create 85 jobs in Rockingham County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest approximately $5 million to revamp and operate a new yarn spinning mill in Eden. "Eden and Gildan Yarns have been great economic partners, and it makes sense with their existing presence and the strong workforce that they would expand," said G  more

N.C. Department of Environmental Quality: Sanford Company Recognized for Environmental Achievements
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 15 -- The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality issued the following news release: State environmental officials today recognized Pfizer, located in Sanford, for its outstanding environmental performance. Michael S. Regan, Secretary of the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality, presented company officials with a plaque recognizing the facility as a 2019 Environmental Steward - one of only 31 facilities in North Carolina to earn the coveted designati  more

N.C. Department of Health and Human Services: NC Medicaid Managed Care Open Enrollment Begins Statewide
RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 14 -- The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services issued the following news release: Open enrollment for Medicaid Managed Care begins statewide today. Most people who receive Medicaid can choose a health plan and primary care provider to deliver their Medicaid services as part of the state's transformation to managed care. Today's announcement expands open enrollment from the initial 27 counties that launched mid-July to all 100 counties and an additional 860,  more

N.C. Department of Health and Human Services: NCCARE360 Announces 1,000th Referral
RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 17 -- The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services issued the following news release: NCCARE360, the state's first coordinated care network that knits together health care, human services and community-based organizations to deliver person-centered care, is proud to announce its 1,000th referral. "A person's needs are often interconnected, but our health care and social service systems have been fragmented and siloed," said Dr. Elizabeth Tilson, State Health D  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving AMH NC Properties
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 14 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. GR-33): In the Matter of AMH NC Properties, L.P., for Authority to Resell Natural Gas Service Pursuant to N.C.G.S. Sec. 62-110(i) at 3,521 Single-Family Dwellings BY THE COMMISSION: On August 15, 2019, AMH NC Properties, L.P.,(Applicant) filed with the Commission an application in the above-captioned docket for a certificate of authority to resell natural gas service at 3,521 sing  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Conetoe Solar
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 15 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. SP-5082): In the Matter of Application of Conetoe Solar, LLC, for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to Construct a 5-MW Solar Facility in Edgecombe County, North Carolina BY THE COMMISSION: On January 15, 2014, the Commission issued an order in Docket No. SP-751, Sub 21, granting SunEnergy1, LLC (SunEnergy1), a certificate of public convenience and necessity (CPCN)  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Phibro Biodigester
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 17 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. SP-1562): In the Matter of Application of Phibro Biodigester, LLC, to Register a New Renewable Energy Facility BY THE CHAIR: On February 2, 2012, in Docket No. SP-1562, Sub 0, the Commission issued an Order accepting the registration statement filed by Blue Mountain Biogas, LLC (Blue Mountain), for its 3.2-MWAC biomass-fueled combined heat and power (CHP) facility located in Milf  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Virginia Electric and Power
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 18 -- 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 for Adjustment of Rates and Charges Applicable to Electric Utility Service in North Carolina In the Matter of Petition of Virginia Electric and Power Company,d/b/a Dominion Energy North Carolina for an Accounting Order for Certain Capital and Operating Costs Associated   more

North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Investigating 1,4 Dioxane Release
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 15 -- The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality issued the following news release: The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is investigating the discharge of 1,4 dioxane reported by the City of Greensboro. According to city officials, the chemical came from Shamrock Environmental Corporation. However, the discharge permit for the pretreatment program is held by the City of Greensboro and DEQ is pursuing appropriate enforcement for a  more

North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation: Hanging Rock State Park Adds 900 Acres for New Access, Camping
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 18 -- The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Division of Parks and Recreation issued the following news release: The North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation will celebrate the addition of 900 acres to Hanging Rock State Park in Stokes County on Sept. 19. The newly acquired property is situated adjacent to the eastern portion of the park and will provide new recreational opportunities and conveniences including camping, a new trailhead, park  more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper Signs Bills Into Law
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 14 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Governor Cooper signed the following bills into law: * House Bill 1001: Raise the Age Funding * House Bill 387: Growing G.R.E.A.T. Gov. Cooper shared the following comment on House Bill 1001: "Funding for Raise the Age will enable the state criminal justice system to handle juvenile offenders appropriately and is sorely needed. It is disappointing that other changes in this bill play p  more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper: Another Legislative Vacation
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 15 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: The legislature has once again gone on vacation without doing anything for teachers who have started the school year without a state-funded pay raise. Other state employees have been given raises, but teachers have been left with nothing while Republicans refuse to negotiate with Governor Cooper. 98 Days 98 days ago, Governor Cooper and Democrats offered a compromise budget solution that   more

North Carolina State University: Darn You, R2! When Do We Blame Robots?
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 18 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- North Carolina State University issued the following news release: A recent study from North Carolina State University finds that people are likely to blame robots for workplace accidents, but only if they believe the robots are autonomous. "Robots are an increasingly common feature in the workplace, and it's important for us to understand how people view robots in that context - including how people view robots when accidents occur at  more

North Carolina State University: Study Finds Brands Are Resilient Against 'Fake News' on Social Media
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 17 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- North Carolina State University issued the following news release: "Fake news" stories targeting corporations may be obnoxious, but a new study finds that they likely pose little threat to well-established brands. "There's been a lot of work done on how the public processes and responds to fake news on social media in the context of politics, but very little research has been done on how fake news may affect brand trust," says Yang Che  more

North Carolina State University: Unique Dendritic Sticky Particles Formed by Harnessing 'Liquid Chaos'
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 16 [TNSscientificresearch] -- North Carolina State University issued the following news release: * * * - Materials have the stickiness of gecko legs. * * * New research from North Carolina State University shows that unique materials with distinct properties akin to those of gecko feet - the ability to stick to just about any surface - can be created by harnessing liquid-driven chaos to produce soft polymer microparticles with hierarchical branching on the micro  more

North Carolina Weatherization Assistance Program Announces Community Solar Pilot Grant Recipients
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 15 -- The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality issued the following news release: The N.C. Weatherization Assistance Program (NCWAP) awarded grant funds of $128,000 today to three organizations that will provide community solar resources for qualified low-income residents. NCWAP is providing $3,200 per home to Roanoke Electric Cooperative, Blue Ridge Energy and Fayetteville Public Works Commission for a pilot program covering a total of 40 homes. The  more

Oregon State University to Help Lead Effort to Make Cancer Research Data More Useful, Accessible
CORVALLIS, Oregon, Oct. 16 -- Oregon State University issued the following news: Oregon State University has been awarded $8.8 million to help lead a 3 1/2-year effort to make the volumes of data arising from cancer research more accessible, organized and powerful. Scientists from OSU, Oregon Health & Science University, the University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins University and the University of North Carolina will team up to create and operate the Center for Cancer Data Harmonization. The cent  more

Public Schools of N.C.: Eleven School Districts Receive Farm-to-School Awards
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 15 -- Public Schools of North Carolina issued the following news release: Eleven school districts received the first-ever Farm to School of NC Awards from the Farm to School Coalition of North Carolina for their achievements in expanding and enhancing farm-to-school initiatives in the state. The awards were presented during the recent Farm to School of North Carolina 2019 Summit in Raleigh. School districts received awards based on 11 criteria such as purchasing l  more

Qorvo to Webcast Quarterly Earnings Conference Call on October 31, 2019
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Oct. 17 -- 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 second quarter financial results on Thursday, October 31, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. (ET). The conference call will be webcast live on the Company's website at the following  more

RDU Board Approves New Local Dining Options in Terminal 2
MORRISVILLE, North Carolina, Oct. 17 -- Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority issued the following news release: * * * - September Passenger Volume Spikes by 24% Year Over Year * * * Passenger volume at RDU spiked nearly 24 percent in September 2019 compared to the same month last year. The increase is due to travel disruptions caused by Hurricane Florence in September 2018. More than 570,000 passengers boarded flights at RDU last month, contrasted with 459,000 last September. "While September's  more

Red Hat Expands the Kubernetes Developer Experience With Newest Version of Red Hat OpenShift 4
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 16 -- Red Hat, a provider of open source software solutions, issued the following news release: * * * - Red Hat OpenShift 4.2 delivers new developer client tools and local development capabilities, making it easier to innovate across hybrid cloud environments on the industry's most comprehensive enterprise Kubernetes platform * * * Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced Red Hat OpenShift 4.2, the latest version of R  more

Rural Communities Receive State Infrastructure Grants to Attract 449 New Jobs
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 17 -- The North Carolina Department of Commerce issued the following news release: * * * - North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority approves more than $7.7 million in funding to support economic development * * * The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 24 grant requests to local governments totaling $7,799,500, N.C. Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland announced today. The requests include commitments to create a total of 1,312 jo  more

SAS and Red Hat Collaborate to Optimize Analytical Capabilities Across the Hybrid Cloud
CARY, North Carolina, Oct. 15 -- SAS Institute, a business analytics software and services provider, issued the following news release: * * * - SAS Viya on Red Hat OpenShift to create a Best-in-Class Hybrid Cloud Analytics Solution * * * In an expansion to their existing collaboration, SAS is creating a best-in-class hybrid cloud analytics solution by delivering its market leading analytics on Red Hat OpenShift, the industry's most comprehensive enterprise Kubernetes platform from Red Hat, t  more

SAS Institute: Analytics Experience 2019 - Making Analytics Real
CARY, North Carolina, Oct. 14 -- SAS Institute, a business analytics software and services provider, issued the following news release: There is a lot of hype and jargon surrounding analytics and artificial intelligence (AI). Yet put simply data holds the key: when used properly, your data can set your organisation up for success for years to come. So why not find out how to make analytics a reality delivering tangible results at Analytics Experience 2019 in Milan on Oct. 21-23? Join us at the  more

SAS Reseller EIS Wins Spot on $500M DOJ Analytics Blanket Purchase Agreement
CARY, North Carolina, Oct. 15 -- SAS Institute, a business analytics software and services provider, issued the following news release: * * * - Justice Department can use SAS data analytics to accelerate resolution of complex investigations * * * SAS, the leader in analytics, today announced it has been selected as part of a team of industry-leading contractors for the US Department of Justice (DOJ) Data Analytics Solutions and Services Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) that is worth up to $5  more

SBA Grants N.C. Gov. Cooper's Request for Disaster Declaration
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 17 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: The U.S. Small Business Administration granted Governor Cooper's request for a disaster declaration for counties that suffered damages from Hurricane Dorian, making additional assistance available to residents there. "The Small Business Administration's approval of North Carolina's disaster request is an important step to getting more resources to the people impacted by Hurricane Dorian,"   more

Study Shows Women Entrepreneurs Are Overcoming Funding, Network Exclusion and Market Misperceptions Challenges to Achieve Business Growth
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 17 -- Bank of America, a financial institution, issued the following news release: * * * - Bank of America and Babson College Research Finds Successful Women Entrepreneurs Face Barriers Beyond Capital, Yet Forge Ahead Through Grit, Resilience and Leadership * * * Bank of America and Babson College today announced the findings of a new study of women entrepreneurs and how they overcome challenges to business growth beyond venture funding. The study, part of a l  more

UNC Awarded $19.4 Million to Continue National Effort to Combat HIV Comorbidities
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Oct. 15 [TNSgrantsresearch] -- The University of North Carolina's School of Medicine issued the following news release: The Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study / Women's Interagency HIV Study Combined Cohort Study is a collaborative research effort to understand and reduce the impact of chronic health conditions that affect people living with HIV. Adaora Adimora, MD, leads the UNC-Chapel Hill site, one of 13 across the country. Researchers at the University of North Caro  more

UNC-Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center: NCI Grant to Help Patients Navigate Costs of Cancer Care
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Oct. 15 [TNSgrantsresearch] -- The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news: The National Cancer Institute has awarded a four-year, more than $1.87 million grant to University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers to study the impact of implementing financial navigation services at five rural cancer centers in North Carolina to help patients cope with the financial burden, or financi  more

UNC-School of Medicine: New Heart Attack Registry to Provide Unprecedented Insight Into STEMI Occurrence, Treatment in North India
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Oct. 15 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of North Carolina's School of Medicine issued the following news release: Sameer Arora, MD, a UNC School of Medicine cardiology fellow, is leading a study reviewing hospitalizations for a certain type of heart attack in two hospitals in northern India. This is the first prospective cohort study of this magnitude in the region and is already providing unique data about opportunities to improve STEMI management in India.   more

UNC-School of Medicine: New Procedure Being Offered for COPD Patients With Emphysema Variant
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Oct. 17 -- The University of North Carolina's School of Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - Adam Belanger, MD, and fellow interventional pulmonologists, are now offering bronchoscopic long-term reduction for qualifying patients as an alternative to traditional lung volume reduction surgery. * * * This week the first bronchoscopic long-term reduction (BLVR) procedure will be completed at the UNC Medical Center. The alternative to traditional lung v  more

UNCG Awarded $6.1 Million From Dept. of Education
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Oct. 16 -- The University of North Carolina Greensboro campus issued the following news: UNC Greensboro today announced that the School of Education has been awarded a five-year, $6.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The funding, administered through the Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Program, provides a teaching residency for 80 master's-degree-level students, multiple professional development programs, and training for teachers so they can d  more

UNCG Receives $1.1 Million to Address Opioid Use
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Oct. 12 [TNSgrantsresearch] -- The University of North Carolina Greensboro campus issued the following news: In North Carolina, deaths by opiates such as fentanyl and heroin increased 900 percent from 2010 to 2016, with Guilford County leading the state in mortality rates due to these opiates, among others. Dr. Danielle Swick and her UNC Greensboro Social Work colleagues are hoping a $1.1 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) wil  more

UnitedHealth Group: United Health Foundation Partners With Morehouse School of Medicine to Expand Access to Digital Health Technologies for Rural and Underserved Communities
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- UnitedHealth Group issued the following news release: The United Health Foundation on Thursday announced a new partnership with the Morehouse School of Medicine's National Center for Primary Care to examine how digital tools could be leveraged to support underserved and rural communities in four Southeastern states. The partnership is funded through a three-year, $1.1 million grant and will support scientific research examining how to make digital health technology more a  more

University of Chicago to Help Lead National Effort to Make Cancer Research Data More Useful, Accessible, Impactful
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 16 [TNSgrants] -- The University of Chicago Medicine issued the following news release: The University of Chicago will help lead an $8.8 million effort to make the vast quantity of cancer research data being produced more accessible and useful to clinicians and researchers around the world. The 31/2-year contract was awarded by the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research on behalf of the National Cancer Institute. Scientists from the University of Chicago, Ore  more

University of North Carolina-Wilmington: Assistant Professor Barbara Suzy Diggle-Fox Named Finalist for GWBJ 'Health Care Heroes' Award in Nursing
WILMINGTON, North Carolina, Oct. 17 -- The University of North Carolina Wilmington campus issued the following news release: Barbara Suzy Diggle-Fox, an assistant professor in the School of Nursing, has been named a finalist for the 2019 Greater Wilmington Business Journal's "Health Care Heroes Award" in the category of nurse practitioner/physician assistant. The award is presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to health care in southeastern N.C. The winner will be ann  more

University of North Carolina-Wilmington: CHHS Dean Charles Hardy Wins 'Health Care Heroes' Lifetime Achievement Award
WILMINGTON, North Carolina, Oct. 18 -- The University of North Carolina Wilmington campus issued the following news release: Charles "Charlie" Hardy, founding dean of the UNCW College of Health and Human Services, will be the recipient of the 2019 Greater Wilmington Business Journal's "Health Care Heroes" Lifetime Achievement Award. An awards ceremony is scheduled for Nov. 15. Each year, the Greater Wilmington Business Journal recognizes individuals and organizations making a significant impac  more

Western Carolina University: David Kinner Named Interim Dean of College of Arts and Sciences at WCU
CULLOWHEE, North Carolina, Oct. 16 -- Western Carolina University issued the following news release: David A. Kinner, associate professor of geology and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Western Carolina University, has been named interim dean of the college. The appointment was effective Oct. 1. The university tapped Kinner to lead WCU's largest college after Richard Starnes, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences since April 2013, accepted the role of interim provost ea  more