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State Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday October 27, 2019 ( 76 items )  

American Airlines Expands Service at Daytona Beach International Airport
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, Oct. 22 -- The Daytona Beach International Airport issued the following news release: * * * - American Airlines expands service at Daytona Beach International Airport * * * American Airlines is expanding service at Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB), with an additional flight, a larger plane for some flights, and the resumption of seasonal, non-stop service to New York. Beginning in January 2020, American will replace some planes from PSA Airlines, a wholly ow  more

Bank of America Announces Unlimited Commission-Free Stock, ETF and Option Trading for Preferred Rewards Members
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 21 -- Bank of America, a financial institution, issued the following news release: * * * - Further Enhances Industry-Leading Program That Rewards Clients for Banking, Borrowing and Investing * * * Bank of America today announced that Merrill Edge Self-Directed will expand its zero-dollar online trade benefits, offering unlimited commission-free stock, exchange-traded fund (ETF) and option trading to clients in all tiers of its Preferred Rewards program.1 This   more

Bank of America Issues Fifth Corporate Green Bond for $2 Billion
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 25 -- Bank of America, a financial institution, issued the following news release: * * * - Making It the First U.S. Financial Institution to Issue Five Corporate Green Bonds; Proceeds Support U.N. Sustainable Development Goal No. 7 of Affordable, Clean Energy - "By addressing the SDGs through ESG-linked securities like corporate green bonds, we are offering a way for fixed income investors to drive social and environmental change through the debt capital market  more

Bank of America Renews Support for Unlocked Futures' Second Cohort of Formerly Incarcerated Social Entrepreneurs
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 25 -- Bank of America, a financial institution, issued the following news release: As announced by New Profit, Bank of America has renewed its partnership with award-winning artist and activist John Legend's organization, FREEAMERICA, and New Profit as a continued founding partner of Unlocked Futures, an accelerator supporting entrepreneurs impacted by the criminal justice system. Bank of America's partnership is multi-faceted and includes a $500,000 grant, brin  more

Bank of America Unveils Redesigned Mobile Banking App
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 25 -- Bank of America, a financial institution, issued the following news release: * * * - Modern Look Offers a More Seamless Experience; Erica Enhancements Provide Clients Greater Control of Their Finances - "The app redesign was informed by feedback from our clients who will start to see visual changes and a new unified design as part of an overall evolution of our digital banking experience," * * * Bank of America today announced the launch of its newly de  more

Bank of America: New CashPro Capabilities Help Accelerate Digital Transformation for Companies Around the World
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 21 -- Bank of America, a financial institution, issued the following news release: * * * - Bank of America's Investments Are Making Business Easier * * * Bank of America is leading the future of digital transformation with its continued investment in CashPro(R), the platform used by thousands of businesses around the world to manage payments, receivables and deposits. Today, the bank is introducing a series of new capabilities that increase efficiency, transpa  more

Bridgestone Announces New Investment in Two U.S. Tire Plants to Enhance Operations and Better Serve North American Market
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Oct. 25 -- Bridgestone, a tire and rubber company, issued the following news release: Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) today announced the expansion of warehouses at two of its U.S. passenger and light truck tire manufacturing facilities: Aiken County, South Carolina and Wilson, North Carolina. The total investment of approximately $72 million will enhance operational excellence and further increase the company's ability to serve North American tire dealers and cus  more

Catawba College Professor Is Lead Author for National Geographic Research on Global Conservation Strategies
SALISBURY, North Carolina, Oct. 22 -- Catawba College issued the following news: Dr. Andrew Jacobson, Assistant Professor of GIS and Conservation at Catawba College, is the lead author of a National Geographic funded research paper, "Global Areas of Low Human Impact and Fragmentation of the Natural World." The analyses show that while much of the Earth's terrestrial landscapes have been fully converted to human use, roughly half of all ice-free land has relatively low human impacts. "This is g  more

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Announces New Appointments
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 22 -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools issued the following news: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Earnest Winston announced new appointments at tonight's Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education meeting. Rebecca (Becky) Curtiss Crawford has been named principal for Dilworth Elementary: Latta and Sedgefield campuses. Crawford has been the assistant principal at Dilworth Elementary: Sedgefield Campus since 2018. She was assistant principal at Dilworth El  more

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools: Board of Education Chooses Equity Committee Members
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 22 -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools issued the following news: The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education selected 19 members by ballot for its newly established Equity Committee at the Oct. 22 meeting. More than 350 people applied for a seat on the 40-member committee, which will oversee equity in the district's schools. In addition to the members chosen by ballot on Oct. 22, there will be 20 more: Each of the nine Board members, as well as the student repres  more

CommScope Ramps Up Participation in City-Scale Testbed Deployments for Programs for Advanced Wireless Research Program
HICKORY, North Carolina, Oct. 22 -- CommScope Holding issued the following news release: CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: COMM), a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, today announced that it is extending its participation in the Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program, which is building outdoor testbed environments for advanced wireless technology trials around the country. As part of its participation, CommScope is committing equipment  more

Courtney Crowder Joins APCO Worldwide as Raleigh Managing Director
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 23 -- APCO Worldwide issued the following news: Courtney Crowder, a leading public affairs, government relations and political strategy expert, will join APCO Worldwide to lead its Raleigh office and southeast outreach as managing director, effective November 1, Kelly Williamson, president, North America, announced today. "As a North Carolina native with deep experience in both private and public sectors, Courtney has a unique combination of knowledge and insight   more

Cumberland County, FTCC Break Ground on Fire & Rescue Training Center
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina, Oct. 21 -- Cumberland County issued the following news release: The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners and Fayetteville Technical Community College Trustees broke ground today for a new state-of-the-art regional fire and rescue training center in the Cumberland County Industrial Park. The Fayetteville Technical Community College Cumberland County Fire and Rescue Training Center will be constructed on 30 acres of property in the Cumberland County Industrial P  more

Cumberland County: Commissioners Hear Proposed School Funding Agreement
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina, Oct. 21 -- Cumberland County issued the following news release: County Manager Amy Cannon updated the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners on a proposed five-year school funding agreement Oct. 21 during the board's regular meeting. County management and the Cumberland County Schools Superintendent met in August and September to develop a proposed agreement that both staffs could support and recommend to their boards. Current expense school funding for fiscal y  more

Cumberland County: Public Health Fair Focuses on Breast Cancer Awareness, Prevention
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina, Oct. 22 -- Cumberland County issued the following news release: The Cumberland County Public Library and Information Center and the Cumberland County Department of Public Health will host a Breast Cancer Awareness Fair at Headquarters Library, 300 Maiden Lane, on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 10:30 a.m. in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. At the event, survivors of breast cancer will talk about their personal experiences. Local health and community o  more

Cumberland County: Social Services Wins Two Best Practice Awards
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina, Oct. 21 -- Cumberland County issued the following news release: The Cumberland County Department of Social Services received two Best Practice Awards at the annual Social Services Institute held July 31 - Aug. 1 in Catawba County. Cumberland County DSS won the Empowering Clients to Self-Sufficiency Best Practice Award for the LINKS program for foster children and the Profiles in Community Collaboration Best Practice Award for its work to remove children from danger  more

Duke Energy Linemen Lasso 6 Awards at International Lineman's Rodeo
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 21 -- Duke Energy issued the following news release: Duke Energy linemen roped in six awards at the International Lineman's Rodeo on Saturday, Oct. 19 in Bonner Springs, Kan., with North Carolina's Mike Haynes, David Phillips and Neal Walker taking home first place in the world for the journeyman senior division, ages 50 and up. The rodeo featured simulated "hurt-man rescues," power line repairs and utility pole climbs. The competition included more than 1,000 l  more

Duke University-Nicholas School of the Environment: Lead Isotopes Provide New Tool for Tracking Coal Ash in Dust, Soil, Sediments
DURHAM, North Carolina, Oct. 22 -- Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment issued the following news release: * * * - Inhaling dust that contains fly ash particles from coal combustion has been linked to lung and heart disease, cancer, nervous system disorders and other ill effects. But tracking the presence of coal ash in dust has been a challenge for scientists. * * * Inhaling dust that contains fly ash particles from coal combustion has been linked to lung and heart disease,   more

Duke University-Nicholas School of the Environment: Replacing Coal With Gas or Renewables Saves Billions of Gallons of Water
DURHAM, North Carolina, Oct. 22 [TNSenergyresearch] -- Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment issued the following news release: The ongoing transition from coal to natural gas and renewables in the U.S. electricity sector is dramatically reducing the industry's water use, a new Duke University study finds. "While most attention has been focused on the climate and air quality benefits of switching from coal, this new study shows that the transition to natural gas - and even more   more

Durham Fire Department to Use Abandoned Apartments on Duke University's Central Campus for Training
DURHAM, North Carolina, Oct. 22 -- The city of Durham issued the following news: If residents and visitors see smoke and fire near several abandoned apartment buildings on Duke University's Central Campus later this week and throughout November, they shouldn't worry as its part of a series of planned firefighting training exercises. Beginning Thursday, October 24, the Durham Fire Department will set training fires to several abandoned apartment buildings on Central Campus as part of an agreeme  more

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Announces Small Modular Reactor Technology Collaboration in Poland
WILMINGTON, North Carolina, Oct. 21 -- Hitachi Nuclear Energy, a subsidiary of General Electric, issued the following news release: GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Synthos SA have agreed to collaborate on potential deployment applications for GEH's BWRX-300 small modular reactor in Poland. Synthos, a manufacturer of synthetic rubber and one of the biggest producers of chemical raw materials in Poland, is interested in obtaining affordable, on-demand, carbon-free electricity from a dependa  more

Gov. Cooper Announces Creation of the Governor's Advisory Council on Film, Television and Digital Streaming
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 22 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - The Council Will Advise on Efforts to Grow North Carolina's Flourishing Film Industry * * * On Tuesday, Governor Roy Cooper announced the creation of the Governor's Advisory Council on Film, Television and Digital Streaming, which will lead efforts to continue growing North Carolina's successful film industry. Governor Cooper signed Executive Order 111 to create the council at S  more

Gov. Cooper Makes New Negotiation Offer, Republicans Continue To Leave Teachers Behind
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 24 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - Cooper offer to negotiate teacher pay raise 'independent of other elements of the budget' seemingly rejected as Republican leaders pick corporate tax breaks over classrooms, Education bill 'does not include pay raises for teachers' * * * Months after the start of school, Republican legislative leaders are passing yet another sweeping corporate tax cut, but they still have not don  more

Gov. Cooper Pushes for Overdue Teacher Pay Raises at Educator Roundtable in Onslow County
HOLLY RIDGE, North Carolina, Oct. 21 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Roy Cooper held a roundtable discussion with teachers and administrators at Dixon Elementary School in Onslow County. The conversation focused on the need for a significant teacher pay raise, a school construction bond and Dixon's recovery efforts after sustaining significant damages from Hurricane Florence. "Our teachers deserve not just a significant pay raise, but al  more

Gov. Cooper: North Carolina's Infant Death Rate Reaches Record Low
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 21 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - Improvement recorded for third consecutive year according to 2018 data * * * Governor Roy Cooper today noted that North Carolina's infant deaths in 2018 reached their lowest rate in the 31 years they have been tracked, decreasing for a third straight year to 6.8 deaths per 1,000 live births down 4.2 percent from the previous year's rate of 7.1 per 1000 live births. According to   more

Gov. Northam Announces 703 New Jobs in Danville-Pittsylvania County
DANVILLE, Virginia, Oct. 25 -- Gov. Ralph S. Northam, R-Virginia, issued the following news release: * * * - Morgan Olson to invest $57.8 million to establish new walk-in step van assembly operation in former IKEA plant * * * Governor Ralph Northam announced today that Morgan Olson, LLC, North America's leading manufacturer of all-aluminum walk-in step vans, will invest $57.8 million to establish a new walk-in step van assembly operation in a 925,000-square-foot plant in Danville-Pittsylvani  more

Greensboro Hosts Two Community Engagement Meetings About LEED for Cities and Communities Program
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Oct. 25 -- The city of Greensboro issued the following news: The City of Greensboro is hosting two community engagement meetings about its participation in the US Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED for Cities and Communities Program. At the meetings, City staff will present findings of its LEED for Cities documentation, review items identified as gaps or opportunities for improvement for the City, engage residents and partners in goal setting, and develop specific  more

Interim CEO Named to Lead University of North Carolina Rockingham Health Care
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Oct. 25 -- The University of North Carolina's School of Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - Health Care Leader Steve Eblin to Lead Hospital During National CEO Search * * * UNC Health Care announced today that veteran health care leader Steve Eblin of Asheboro, NC has been appointed to the role of Interim Chief Executive Officer for UNC Rockingham Health Care in Eden, NC. Eblin will lead the organization as a national search for a permanent CEO is  more

Kansas A.G. Schmidt: Concert-Goers May Be Eligible for Refund Payment By Funk Fest Concerts
TOPEKA, Kansas, Oct. 24 -- Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt issued the following news release: A judge last week ordered a North Carolina-based company to provide refunds to Kansas consumers who attended a rained-out concert in 2017, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today. Funk Fest Concerts, Inc., a North Carolina-based company, promoted and sold tickets to a concert in Bonner Springs in June 2017 while advertising the event as held "rain or shine." Due to thunderstorms, the ev  more

Kilpatrick Townsend Named Top Law Firm Innovator at 6th Annual Relativity Innovation Awards
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Oct. 24 -- Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton, a law firm, issued the following news release: * * * - Firm's LitSmart AutoTasker Named 'Best Innovation: Law Firm or Corporation' * * * Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton is excited to announce that its LitSmart(R) AutoTasker app has been awarded the "Best Innovation: Law Firm or Corporation" at the 6th Annual Relativity Innovation Awards ceremony. The awards ceremony concluded the 10th annual Relativity Fest user conf  more

LexisNexis: Annual Home Insurance Trends Study Reveals Record-Setting Weather-Related Losses
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 24 -- LexisNexis issued the following news release: * * * - 2019 LexisNexis Home Trends Report Shows Hurricanes, Wildfires and Hail Resulted in 17% Uptick in Severity of Catastrophic Claims * * * LexisNexis(R) Risk Solutions released its fourth annual LexisNexis Home Trends Report today. The study highlights the impact that 2018 extreme weather events had on catastrophic losses and weather-related peril losses, especially in states impacted by Hurricanes Florence and M  more

Local Nonprofit President, CEO Joins Durham Technical Community College Board of Trustees
DURHAM, North Carolina, Oct. 15 -- Durham Technical Community College issued the following news release: Pilar Rocha-Goldberg, President and CEO of El Centro Hispano, has joined the Durham Technical Community College Board of Trustees. Rocha-Goldberg was appointed by N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper to replace board member Rick Adams, whose term ended in June. She was officially sworn in on Oct. 8 and is the first Latinx member of the Durham Tech board. Rocha-Goldberg has held her current position at El   more

McGuireWoods' Mark Anderson Appointed to North Carolina Rules Advisory Commission
RICHMOND, Virginia, Oct. 21 -- McGuireWoods, a law firm, issued the following news release: McGuireWoods partner Mark E. Anderson has been appointed to the North Carolina Rules Advisory Commission by Chief Justice Cheri Beasley of the North Carolina Supreme Court. The 12-member commission is charged with revising the state's Rules of Civil Procedure and General Rules of Practice to allow for implementation of a statewide electronic filing and case management system. Anderson, based in the firm  more

N.C. A.G. Stein Announces $48 Billion Settlement Framework With Five Companies Over Opioid Epidemic
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 21 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that he, along with Attorney General Herbert Slatery (TN), Attorney General Josh Shapiro (PA), and Attorney General Ken Paxton (TX), has reached a $48 billion settlement framework with Cardinal Health, McKesson, AmersourceBergen, Johnson & Johnson, and Teva over their role in the opioid epidemic. The attorneys general are optimistic that o  more

N.C. A.G. Stein Announces $700 Million Settlement With Pharmaceutical Distributor
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 25 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein today announced a $700 million settlement with UK-based pharmaceutical distributor Reckitt Benckiser Group, $14,840,054.06 of which will go to North Carolina. The settlement resolves allegations that the company and its U.S. subsidiary Indivior Inc. improperly marketed and promoted the drug Suboxone, misusing Medicaid funds in the process. Suboxone, whose  more

N.C. Administration Department: Gov. Cooper Proclaims October Minority Enterprise Development Month
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 25 -- The North Carolina Department of Administration issued the following news release: In conjunction with Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week, which kicked-off convenings in September to promote the awareness and development of minority and women-owned businesses in North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper signed a proclamation declaring October 2019 as Minority Enterprise Development Month (MED Month). The proclamation acknowledges the outstanding achievement  more

N.C. Department of Commerce: Technology Company to Add 430 New Jobs in Mecklenburg County
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 25 -- The North Carolina Department of Commerce issued the following news release: Microsoft Corp. (NYSE: MSFT), a technology company, will create 430 new jobs in Mecklenburg County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $23 million to expand their operations in Charlotte. "Global companies like Microsoft can choose anywhere in the world to expand, and again a highly recognizable brand has decided North Carolina is the right fit," said Gove  more

N.C. Department of Environmental Quality: Arden Company Recognized for Environmental Achievements
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 23 -- The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality issued the following news release: State environmental officials today recognized Eaton, located in Arden, 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 designation  more

N.C. Department of Health and Human Services: North Carolina's Infant Death Rate Reaches Record Low
RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 21 -- The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services issued the following news release: Governor Roy Cooper today noted that North Carolina's infant deaths in 2018 reached their lowest rate in the 31 years they have been tracked, decreasing for a third straight year to 6.8 deaths per 1,000 live births down 4.2 percent from the previous year's rate of 7.1 per 1000 live births. According to the newly released 2018 North Carolina Infant Mortality Report, 806 infant  more

N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources: National Register Adds Seven North Carolina Historic Places
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 25 -- The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources issued the following news release: The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is pleased to announce that seven individual properties across the state have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The following properties were reviewed by the North Carolina National Register Advisory Committee and were subsequently nominated by the North Carolina State Historic  more

N.C. Department of Public Safety: Prison Reform Advisory Board Provides In-Depth Look at Improving State Prisons
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 23 -- The North Carolina Department of Public Safety issued the following news release: After 19 months of meeting, listening, observing and studying the North Carolina prison system, the Prison Reform Advisory Board today presented its recommendations for improvements to Department of Public Safety Secretary Erik A. Hooks. The seven-person board drafted a report with 30 recommendations in areas such as safety and security, staffing, recruiting and retention and f  more

N.C. Department of Public Safety: State Highway Patrol Welcomes 23 New Troopers
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 24 -- The North Carolina Department of Public Safety issued the following news release: The State Highway Patrol proudly welcomed 23 new troopers at a graduation held for the 149th Basic Highway Patrol School. The ceremony ended 12 weeks of demanding training preparing cadets for a rewarding career of service to the state of North Carolina. Today's event was held at Colonial Baptist Church in Cary at 12 pm. The oath of office was administered by Associate Justice  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving 1505 Hillsborough Street
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 25 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. ER-92): In the Matter of THP 1505 Hillsborough Street, LLC, for Authority to Resell Electric Service Pursuant to N.C.G.S.Sec. 62-110(h) located at Signature 1505, 1505 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27605 ORDER GRANTING CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY BY THE COMMISSION: On May 10, 2019,THP 1505 Hillsborough Street, LLC,(Applicant) filed with the Commission an application in the above-c  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Asheville Apartments Investors
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 24 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-1327): In the Matter of Notification by Asheville Apartments Investors, LLC, 826 North Elm Street, Suite200, Greensboro, North Carolina 27401, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Reserve at Asheville Apartments in Buncombe County, North Carolina ORDER APPROVING TARIFF REVISION BY THE COMMISSION: On October 11, 2019, Asheville Apar  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Bel Wakefield Limited Partnership
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 24 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2573): In the Matter of Notification by Bel Wakefield Limited Partnership, Two International Place, Boston, Massachusetts 02110, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Wakefield Glen Apartments in Wake County, North Carolina ORDER APPROVING TARIFF REVISION BY THE COMMISSION: On October 11, 2019, Bel Wakefield Limited Partnership(Appl  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving CCB Montford Park
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 22 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2767): In the Matter of Notification by CCB Montford Park, LLC, 180Glastonbury Boulevard, Glastonbury, Connecticut 06033, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Novel Montford Park Apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina ORDER APPROVING TARIFF REVISION BY THE COMMISSION: On October 9, 2019, CCB Montford Park, LLC(Appl  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving CSP Chambers Ridge
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 22 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-1043): In the Matter of Notification by CSP Chambers Ridge, LLC, Post Office Box 1, High Point, North Carolina 27261, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Chambers Ridge Apartments in Orange County, North Carolina ORDER APPROVING TARIFF REVISION BY THE COMMISSION: On October 9, 2019, CSP Chambers Ridge, LLC (Applicant) filed   more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving DD Davis Park
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 22 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2808): In the Matter of Notification by DD Davis Park, LLC, 403Corporate Center Drive, Suite 201, Stockbridge, Georgia 30281, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in DD Davis Park Apartments in Durham County, North Carolina ORDER APPROVING TARIFF REVISION BY THE COMMISSION: On October 9, 2019, DD Davis Park, LLC (Applicant),filed w  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving EEA-Wildwood
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 22 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-629): In the Matter of Notification by EEA-Wildwood, LLC, 600Cameron Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Wildwood Apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina ORDER APPROVING TARIFF REVISION BY THE COMMISSION: On October 9, 2019, EEA-Wildwood, LLC (Applicant),filed with the Commission a   more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving NR Holly Crest Property Owner
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 22 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-1816): In the Matter of Notification by NR Holly Crest 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 Holly Crest Apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina ORDER APPROVING TARIFF REVISION BY THE COMMISSION: On October 9, 2019, NR Holly   more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Oxford City Park Apartments II
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 24 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2383): In the Matter of Notification by Oxford City Park Apartments II, LLC, 3284 Northside Parkway NW, Suite 150, Atlanta, Georgia 30327, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in City Park View South Apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina ORDER APPROVING TARIFF REVISION BY THE COMMISSION: On October 11, 2019, Oxford City Pa  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Sable Renewable Energy
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 21 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. SP-13214): In the Matter of Application of Sable Renewable Energy, Inc., for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to Construct a 5-MW Solar Facility in Alamance County, North Carolina] ORDER REQUIRING FURTHER REVIEW BY STATE CLEARING HOUSE BY THE COMMISSION: On August 24,2018, Sable Renewable Energy, Inc., (Applicant), filed an application seeking a certifica  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Selwyn Multifamily Partners
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 21 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2653): In the Matter of Notification by Selwyn Multifamily Partners, LLC, 100 Matador Lane, Charlotte, North Carolina 28209, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in 3400 Selwyn Apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina ORDER APPROVING TARIFF REVISION BY THE COMMISSION: On October 7, 2019, Selwyn Multifamily Partners, LLC(Appl  more

NASA Awards Research Grant to High Point University Astrophysics Professor
HIGH POINT, North Carolina, Oct. 18 [TNSgrants] -- High Point University issued the following news release: High Point University's Dr. Brad Barlow, associate professor of astrophysics and director of the Culp Planetarium, was recently awarded a research grant by NASA. Using data gathered during a research trip with HPU students to the Andes Mountains in Chile, Barlow submitted a proposal to NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) Guest Investigator Program to observe new variable   more

North Carolina A.G. Stein Issues Statement on Antitrust Investigation of Facebook
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 22 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that he is leading an investigation into Facebook to learn more about the company's business practices, along with Attorneys General Letitia James (NY), Phil Weiser (CO), Ashley Moody (FL), Tom Miller (IA), Doug Peterson (NE), Dave Yost (OH), Herbert Slatery (TN), and Karl Racine (DC). Attorney General Stein is part of a bipartisan coaliti  more

North Carolina Central University: $1.4 Million Grant to Study New Treatment for High Cholesterol
DURHAM, North Carolina, Oct. 25 [TNSgrants] -- North Carolina Central University issued the following news: North Carolina Central Associate Professor Dayami Lopez, Ph.D., was awarded a $1.48 million grant from the National Institute for General Medical Sciences to study new means of treating high cholesterol and preventing heart disease. The four-year grant will advance Lopez's research into regulation of low-density lipoproteins, also known as LDL cholesterol, considered a major risk factor   more

North Carolina State University Receives Funding to Expand Community College Collaboration
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 23 -- North Carolina State University issued the following news release: North Carolina State University today announced a $1,064,000 investment from the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation to expand its Community College Collaboration (C3) project, which guarantees NC State admission to qualified transfer students from several N.C. community colleges. The grant will allow NC State to expand the program to 150 new students per year from its current level of   more

North Carolina State University: Browser Tool Aims to Help Researchers ID Malicious Websites, Code
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 23 [TNSscientificresearch] -- North Carolina State University issued the following news release: Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed an open-source tool that allows users to track and record the behavior of JavaScript programs without alerting the websites that run those programs. The tool, called VisibleV8, runs in the Chrome browser and is designed to detect malicious programs that are capable of evading existing malware detection syst  more

North Carolina State University: Composite Metal Foam Outperforms Aluminum for Use in Aircraft Wings
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 23 [TNSscientificresearch - Applied Surface Science] -- North Carolina State University issued the following news release: The leading edges of aircraft wings have to meet a very demanding set of characteristics. New research shows that a combination of steel composite metal foam (CMF) and epoxy resin has more desirable characteristics for use as a leading-edge material than the aluminum currently in widespread use. "We call our hybrid material 'infused CMF,'" say  more

North Carolina State University: Gimme Six! Researchers Discover Aye-Aye's Extra Finger
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 22 [TNSbiologyresearch] -- North Carolina State University issued the following news release: The world's weirdest little primate has gotten even weirder, thanks to the discovery of a tiny extra digit. A study led by researchers from North Carolina State University has found that aye-ayes possess small "pseudothumbs" - complete with their own fingerprints - that may help them grip objects and branches as they move through trees. This is the first accessory digit ev  more

North Carolina State University: New Framework Makes AI Systems More Transparent Without Sacrificing Performance
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 22 [TNSscientificresearch] -- North Carolina State University issued the following news release: Researchers are proposing a framework that would allow users to understand the rationale behind artificial intelligence (AI) decisions. The work is significant, given the push to move away from "black box" AI systems - particularly in sectors, such as military and law enforcement, where there is a need to justify decisions. "One thing that sets our framework apart is t  more

North Carolina's September Employment Figures Released
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 21 -- The North Carolina Department of Commerce issued the following news release: The state's seasonally adjusted September unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from August's revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 3.5 percent. North Carolina's September 2019 unemployment rate increased 0.4 of a percentage point from a year ago. The number of people employed increased 11,850 over the month to 4,911  more

Petra Systems Selects CommScope for Its Smart Streetlight Network Solution, Empowering Communities to Lower Energy Costs and Offer Carrier-Grade Wi-Fi Services
HICKORY, North Carolina, Oct. 21 -- CommScope Holding issued the following news release: CommScope (which recently acquired ARRIS) today announced Petra Systems, a leading global technology provider delivering remotely managed networks for Smart City infrastructure, has selected the CommScope Managed Public Networks with Ruckus Wireless (also part of CommScope) Wi-Fi systems for its Petra Smart Streetlight Network Solution. The Petra portfolio for smart cities provides municipalities, utilities  more

Premier Inc. Launches Stockd, an E-Commerce Marketplace for Healthcare and Business Supplies
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 21 -- Premier, a healthcare improvement company, issued the following news release: Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) has launched stockd.(R), an e-Commerce marketplace for healthcare and business supplies, to meet the procurement demands of providers in the non-acute care space. The stockd. marketplace unites national and entrepreneurial sellers, bringing reliable, innovative manufacturers into the alternate-site supply chain on a single online purchasing platform. W  more

Premier Issues Statement on Impact of Value-Based Payment Reform
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 24 -- Premier, a healthcare improvement company, issued the following statement by CEO Susan DeVore: "Premier and its more than 4,000 health system members and 175,000 other providers and organizations are ardent supporters of the movement toward value-based payment models as a core strategy for enhancing population health and bending the cost curve. With the right payment incentives in place, we know we can accomplish the new goals for the future of payment refo  more

Public Schools of N.C.: Computer Science Campaign Focuses on Girls
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 26 -- Public Schools of North Carolina issued the following news release: A new initiative aimed at attracting more girls to computer science classes was launched today at a Hoke County middle school, where fifth, eighth and 12th grade female students from across the district were encouraged by education and technology leaders to enter a field where women remain outnumbered by men. With its own hashtag - #IAmCS - the statewide effort is focused on correcting that   more

SAS Reseller EIS Wins Spot on $500M DOJ Analytics Blanket Purchase Agreement
CARY, North Carolina, Oct. 24 -- SAS Institute, a business analytics software and services provider, issued the following news release: * * * - U.S. Department of Justice can use SAS data analytics to accelerate resolution of complex investigations * * * SAS, the leader in analytics, 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 $500 million.  more

Technology Company to Add 430 New Jobs in Mecklenburg County
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 25 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Microsoft Corp. (NYSE: MSFT), a technology company, will create 430 new jobs in Mecklenburg County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $23 million to expand their operations in Charlotte. "Global companies like Microsoft can choose anywhere in the world to expand, and again a highly recognizable brand has decided North Carolina is the right fit," said Governor Co  more

UNC-Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center: NIH Awards Grant to Painschab to Improve Multicentric Castleman Disease Treatment in Malawi
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Oct. 21 -- The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news: The National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center has awarded Matthew Painschab, MD, a five-year International Research Scientist Development Award to lead research into improving treatment for multicentric Castleman disease in Malawi. Working through the University of North Carolina Project-Malawi, a collaboration between UNC-Chapel Hill and t  more

UNC-Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center: Researchers Identify Possible Approach to Block Medulloblastoma Growth
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Oct. 24 [TNSmedicalresearch - Development] -- The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news: University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have identified a potential approach to stop the growth of the most common type of brain tumor in children. UNC Lineberger's Timothy Gerson, MD, PhD and colleagues reported in the journal Development that by blocking a signal called GSK-3, they  more

University of North Carolina-Greensboro Institutional Research Receives Website Honors
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Oct. 24 -- The University of North Carolina Greensboro campus issued the following news: How many UNC Greensboro students are pursuing online degrees, and what is their average age? How many are from out of state, and who is majoring in biology? How many are from underrepresented groups? There's a crack team of researchers on campus who tirelessly compile, analyze, and present data on these kinds of questions and more. And that group just won first place for their   more

University of North Carolina-Greensboro Named 'Green College' by Princeton Review
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Oct. 25 -- The University of North Carolina Greensboro campus issued the following news: UNC Greensboro has been recognized as one of the nation's most environmentally responsible colleges by the Princeton Review. The education services company features UNCG in its "Guide to Green Colleges: 2019 Edition." UNCG is one of eight universities in the UNC System to be included. The Princeton Review chose the 413 schools in the guide based on a survey of administrators at  more

University of North Carolina-Wilmington: Randall Library Receives Grant to Digitize Local News Footage
WILMINGTON, North Carolina, Oct. 24 -- The University of North Carolina Wilmington campus issued the following news release: UNCW's Randall Library has received a $44,870 grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources for the digitization of over 1,400 u-matic tapes containing footage from local news station WWAY. The grant is part of CLIR's "Recordings at Risk" initiative, a national program that supports the preservation of rare and unique media. The tapes to be digitized span f  more

Urban Libraries Council Honors Greensboro Public Library With Innovation Award
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Oct. 22 -- The city of Greensboro issued the following news: The Urban Libraries Council announced Greensboro Public Library as one of 10 Top Innovators during the 2019 Innovations Celebration held on October 17 in Salt Lake City. The annual Innovations award program recognizes leading practices from ULC's member library systems across the US and Canada. A panel of expert judges selected Greensboro Public Libraries Tech Navigator program from 260 submissions in 10 c  more

Western Carolina University: Committee Named to Search for Next Vice Chancellor for Advancement
CULLOWHEE, North Carolina, Oct. 23 -- Western Carolina University issued the following news release: The campus committee that will lead the national search for Western Carolina University's next vice chancellor for advancement is now assembled and will begin its work by seeking a firm to assist in its efforts. WCU Chancellor Kelli R. Brown recently announced membership of the committee, which is chaired by the university's chief information officer, Craig Fowler. Serving on the committee are  more

Western Carolina University: Faculty Engagement Leads to Award for Its Work With University Participant Program
CULLOWHEE, North Carolina, Oct. 23 -- Western Carolina University issued the following news release: Faculty involvement with the University Participant Program has led to Western Carolina University being named recipient of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium's Faculty Community Engagement Award. The award was presented to Carol Burton, WCU vice provost for academic affairs; Lane Perry, executive director of the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning; and Kelly Kelley, UP Prog  more