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State Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday November 03, 2019 ( 64 items )  

Bank of America Adds 40 Model Portfolios to Merrill Lynch Investment Advisory Program
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 28 -- Bank of America, a financial institution, issued the following news release: * * * - New Investment Manager Model Portfolios Offer Clients More Choice and Flexibility, With Guidance From the Company's Chief Investment Office - 'By leveraging our CIO team as an extension of their practice, advisors have the potential to deliver more consistent outcomes and a better experience for clients, and to gain back time to focus on aspects of wealth management that   more

Bank of America Named Best Bank in the World by Global Finance Magazine
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 29 -- Bank of America, a financial institution, issued the following news release: * * * - Award Given for Performance, Reputation, Management Excellence, and Leadership in Digital Transformation - 'BofA leadership drew a picture of a prudent, efficient, customer-focused institution in reporting its results.' * * * Global Finance magazine has named Bank of America the Best Bank in the World. The accolade is the top honor of the publication's 2019 listing of w  more

Bridgestone Americas Manufacturing Facilities Receive General Motors Company 2018 Supplier Quality Excellence Award
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Oct. 29 -- Bridgestone, a tire and rubber company, issued the following news release: Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) today announced that its Aiken County, South Carolina, and Wilson, North Carolina passenger tire manufacturing plants received the General Motors Co. (GM) 2018 Supplier Quality Excellence Award. Among all of GM's suppliers around the world, this award recognizes production plants and facilities that meet GM's stringent set of quality performance criteria  more

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Leads on National Assessment
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 30 -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools issued the following news: * * * - District is on top for math and reading * * * Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools was the top urban district for fourth-grade reading and math, and eighth-grade math, and was second in eighth-grade reading in the 2019 tests given by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The NAEP assessments are the only ones given in all states across the country, allowing direct comparison of p  more

Collins Aerospace Wins 17th Annual Nondestructive Testing Innovation Award From Airlines for America and SAE International
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 30 -- Collins Aerospace Systems issued the following news release: * * * - Additive Design & Manufacturing team leverages 3D Computed Tomography to evaluate components - Decreases component development time by 50% and enables faster delivery to customers * * * Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., (NYSE: UTX), recently received the 17th annual Nondestructive Testing (NTD) Innovation Award presented by Airlines for America and SAE Int  more

Cumberland County: Landfill Hosts E-Waste Drive, Tours and Shredding Event Nov. 16
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina, Oct. 29 -- Cumberland County issued the following news release: Cumberland County Solid Waste Management, Sustainable Sandhills, Cumberland County Schools and Fayetteville Beautiful will hold an Electronic Waste (e-waste) Drive Nov. 16 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Ann Street Landfill at 698 Ann Street. Residents can bring in electronic waste such as old televisions, computers, stereos, DVD players, computer monitors, video game players and other electronics. The e  more

Duke Energy Progress Requests Rate Review by North Carolina Utilities Commission to Build Cleaner, More Reliable Energy Future
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 30 -- Duke Energy issued the following news release: * * * - Request incorporates strategy to reduce reliance on coal, including continued investment in carbon-free nuclear, new natural gas generation and proposal to shorten remaining depreciable lives of coal plants. - Grid technology investments are improving reliability, supporting renewable growth, providing customers more tools to lower energy use. * * * Duke Energy Progress today asked North Carolina r  more

Duke Energy's Appeal of State Decision to Mandate Coal Ash Basin Excavation Moves Forward
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 28 -- Duke Energy issued the following news release: * * * - North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality decision ignores science, would harm customers and communities * * * Duke Energy today issued the following statement responding to an order issued in the company's ongoing appeal of a decision by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) requiring nine coal ash basins to be closed by excavation. The company filed a case with the  more

Duke University-Pratt School of Engineering: Big Ideas on Small Surface
DURHAM, North Carolina, Oct. 29 -- Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering issued the following news: * * * - George Truskey and Shyni Varghese use custom lab-on-a-chip technologies to create novel models of tissues, organs and diseases * * * Several small slides sit in an incubator in Shyni Varghese's lab at Duke University, where they are connected to an assortment of machines via a network of delicate clear tubes. Roughly the size of viewing slides used in microscopes, these slides   more

Duke University-Pratt School of Engineering: Fixing Muscle, Brain
DURHAM, North Carolina, Nov. 1 -- Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering issued the following news: * * * - Nenad Bursac and Tatiana Segura are engineering hydrogel microenvironments to physically and chemically support the growth of skeletal muscle and brain tissue * * * With the number of times the word "gel" comes up in the research of Nenad Bursac and Tatiana Segura, one would be forgiven for thinking they might work in the haircare or running shoe industries. Their gels, however,  more

Duke University-Pratt School of Engineering: Programming Cell Behavior
DURHAM, North Carolina, Oct. 31 -- Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering issued the following news: * * * - With work spanning gene circuits, antibiotic resistance and the mathematical modeling of cellular networks, Lingchong You explores how to best to harness microbes for medical purposes * * * When Lingchong You earned his PhD in chemical engineering in 2002, synthetic biology was in its infancy. Yet he was drawn to the field right away. "Synthetic biology to me is just like prog  more

Duke University-Pratt School of Engineering: Turning Disordered Proteins Into Stable, 'Super-Sticky' Materials
DURHAM, North Carolina, Oct. 29 -- Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering issued the following news: * * * - Improved protein control could lead to wound-healing gels and other applications * * * Biomedical engineers from Duke University have demonstrated that they can create stable materials from engineered disordered proteins by altering the environmental triggers that cause them to undergo phase transitions. This discovery shines a light on previously unexplored behaviors of disor  more

Fayetteville State University Awarded Research Award From Department of Defense
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina, Oct. 24 -- Fayetteville State University issued the following news: * * * - Fayetteville State University (FSU) was one of four historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) from North Carolina awarded 2019 Research Equipment Awards by the United States Department of Defense (DoD). * * * Fayetteville State University (FSU) was one of four historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) from North Carolina awarded 2019 Research Equipment Awards by the  more

Gov. Cooper Encourages North Carolinians Without Health Insurance to Enroll Before Dec. 15
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 1 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - North Carolinians Already on the Exchange or Those in Need of Health Insurance Can Visit HealthCare.gov to Sign Up * * * Governor Roy Cooper today encouraged North Carolinians who do not have health insurance to enroll for 2020 coverage through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace at HealthCare.gov. He also encouraged those who had coverage through the Marketplace in 2019 to   more

Gov. Cooper Issues Statement on Death of Sen. Hagan
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 28 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following statement on the death of Sen. Kay Hagan, D-North Carolina: "Kristin and I are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our dear friend Senator Kay Hagan. "I've known Kay since our days in the legislature together. "Kay was a fierce advocate for North Carolina, and she represented our state with courage and grace her entire career. "She made it a mission to inspire young people - especially young g  more

Gov. Cooper: Greenhouse Operation to Invest $21 Million in Henderson County
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 30 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: BrightFarms, a packaged salads company, will create 54 jobs in Henderson County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $21 million to operate a hydroponic greenhouse in the Etowah community of Henderson County. "Agriculture has always been a strong driver in North Carolina, and BrightFarms' expansion is good for our state. They are committed to conserving water, land  more

Gov. Cooper: Nine State Employees Honored Today With Governor's Awards for Excellence
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 29 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Nine state employees were honored with Governor's Awards for Excellence today during a ceremony in the N.C. Museum of History. It is the highest honor a state employee may receive for dedicated service to the state and the people of North Carolina and recognizes accomplishments and actions that are outside of the usual scope of their job duties. Recipients received their awards from Noell  more

Greensboro City Hosts Dark Web Threat Project for Greensboro Businesses on November 14
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Oct. 30 -- The city of Greensboro issued the following news: Is your business prepared for the threats of the dark web? If not, the City of Greensboro's Information Technology Department is inviting local businesses to participate in its Dark Web Threat Intelligence Sharing project, conducted with students from NC A&T State University and Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC), and local FBI agents from 2-4 pm, Thursday, November 14 at HQ Greensboro, 111 W. Lewi  more

Greensboro City Promotes Awareness and Importance of US Census 2020
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Oct. 29 -- The city of Greensboro issued the following news: The 2020 US Census is a national survey conducted every 10 years, as mandated by the US Constitution, to count every resident in the United States. Federal law protects the confidentiality of everyone who fills out a census questionnaire. All Greensboro residents should participate, regardless of age, race or citizenship status. "The US Census is vital to our city's growth," says David Parrish, city manage  more

High Point University's Congdon School of Health Sciences Hosts Lecture on Regenerative Medicine
HIGH POINT, North Carolina, Oct. 29 -- High Point University issued the following news release: High Point University's Congdon School of Health Sciences presents Dr. Anthony Atala, professor and director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, as keynote for its semiannual Distinguished Lecture Series. The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 12 in Congdon Hall, room 3136. It is free and open to the public. Atala's lecture, titled "Regenerative Medicine - New Approaches to   more

Judge Issues Ruling in Favor of Department of Environmental Quality in Coal Ash Closure Appeal
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 28 -- The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality issued the following news release: Today, the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) presiding over the Duke Energy appeal of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) coal ash closure decisions issued another significant ruling in favor of DEQ. The ALJ granted partial summary judgment to DEQ on two issues in the appeal: * DEQ provided adequate notice to Duke Energy prior to issuing the Apri  more

Kilpatrick Townsend Grows Government Enforcement & Investigations Team in North Carolina
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 2 -- Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton, a law firm, issued the following news release: Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today the addition of Reuben Goetzl as an associate on the Government Enforcement & Investigations Team in the firm's Raleigh office. Mr. Goetzl focuses his practice on white collar crime, internal investigations, and healthcare litigation. He also has experience defending clients in False Claims Act litigation and counseling clients rega  more

McGuireWoods Partner Colon Willoughby Becomes President of North Carolina State Bar
RICHMOND, Virginia, Oct. 30 -- McGuireWoods, a law firm, issued the following news release: McGuireWoods Raleigh partner Colon Willoughby was installed as president of the North Carolina State Bar on Oct. 24 at the organization's annual dinner. He was sworn in by North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley. Willoughby, a partner in the firm's Government Investigations & White Collar Litigation Department, has been a state bar officer since 2017 and previously was a member of the o  more

N.C. A.G. Stein Today Consented to Independent Monitor
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 31 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein today consented to Dogwood Health Trust and ANC Healthcare's (formerly Mission Hospital) pick for an independent monitor. The monitor will ensure compliance with the consumer protections Attorney General Stein negotiated in relation to the Mission/HCA transaction. Attorney General Stein released the following statement about this news: "Reviewing the cho  more

N.C. Agriculture and Consumer Services Department: Eight Stores Pay Fines for Price-Scanning Errors
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 30 -- The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Standards Division has collected fines from stores in Anson, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Scotland, Vance and Wake counties because of excessive price-scanner errors. "The price on the shelf and the price at the register should match," said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. "Stores have a respon  more

N.C. Agriculture and Consumer Services Department: Jernigan Becomes Superintendent of Oxford Tobacco Research Station
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 1 -- The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: Chris Jernigan has been named as the new superintendent of the Oxford Tobacco Research Station. The director of the NCDA&CS Research Stations Division, Kaleb Rathbone, made the announcement on Friday. Rathbone also thanked Sam Brake for his leadership while he served as interim superintendent over the past several months. Jernigan's new position marks a retur  more

N.C. Agriculture and Consumer Services Department: N.C. Structural Pest Control Committee Announces Case Settlements
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 1 -- The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: The N.C. Structural Pest Control Committee approved settlement agreements for three cases in Henderson County at its recent meeting in Raleigh. Following are the agreements: * Larry Spears Jr., owner of Eco Pest Solutions in Hendersonville, agreed to pay $800 for failing to supervise the structural pest control performed out of his home office and any branch  more

N.C. Agriculture and Consumer Services Department: New Superintendent Named for Cherry Research Station
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 1 -- The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: Johnnie Howard has been named as the new superintendent of the Cherry Research Station in Goldsboro. Howard has held various management positions at the research station during the past eight years. He most recently served as assistant superintendent and interim superintendent. Howard brings a wealth of knowledge to the position as the sole owner and operator  more

N.C. Agriculture and Consumer Services Department: WNC AG Center to Resume Rental of Davis Event Center
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 31 -- The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: * * * - Mitigation efforts wrap up; results negative for Legionella bacteria * * * Following the latest negative test results from environmental sampling at the Davis Event Center at the Western N.C. Ag Center, officials plan to resume renting the facilities for events. The results follow an extensive and voluntary assessment of the buildings and a series   more

N.C. Department of Commerce: Governor Cooper Honors Excellence in Workforce Development
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 30 -- The North Carolina Department of Commerce issued the following news release: Four North Carolinians have won NCWorks Awards of Distinction for outstanding accomplishments and contributions related to workforce development. The recipients received awards on Thursday, October 24 during a ceremony held in Greensboro as part of the 32nd annual NCWorks Partnership Conference. "This year's NCWorks awards winners are an inspiration to all of us who are focused on j  more

N.C. Department of Health and Human Services: Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Center Named Best Nursing Home in North Carolina
RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 28 -- The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services issued the following news release: Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center, operated by the NC Department of Health and Human Services, was named the best nursing home in North Carolina by a new, national ranking recently compiled by Newsweek. Out of thousands of senior care organizations in the United States, 406 locations earned this distinction. Awards were based on a combination of performance data   more

N.C. Department of Health and Human Services: Lung Injury Cases Related to Vaping Increase
RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 29 -- The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services issued the following news release: The number of North Carolina cases of severe lung injury associated with e-cigarette use or vaping continues to rise with 61 cases in people ranging in age from 13 to 72. The North Carolina cases are among a rising outbreak reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of 1,604 cases and 34 deaths in the United States and the US Virgin Islands as of Oct. 22. The a  more

N.C. Department of Public Safety: $4 Million Approved for Mold Remediation, Shelter at Craven County Schools
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 1 -- The North Carolina Department of Public Safety issued the following news release: The State of North Carolina and FEMA are announcing more than $4.1 million to the Craven County Board of Education for Hurricane Florence-related costs. The funds, approved through FEMA's Public Assistance program, reimburse cleaning mold from Craven County elementary, middle and high schools that flooded during Hurricane Florence. The mold removal eliminated health and safety   more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Auston Woods
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 29 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-232): In the Matter of Notification by Auston Woods -Charlotte -Phase I Apartments, Limited Partnership, 1401 Sunday Drive, Suite 109, Raleigh, North Carolina 27607, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Auston Woods I Apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina ORDER APPROVING TARIFF REVISION BY THE COMMISSION: On October   more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Auston Woods II Apartments
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 28 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-721): In the Matter of Notification by Auston Woods -Charlotte -Phase II Apartments, Limited Partnership, 1401 Sunday Drive, Suite 109, Raleigh, North Carolina 27607, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Auston Woods II Apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina ORDER APPROVING TARIFF REVISION BY THE COMMISSION: On October   more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving BMA Monroe III Apartments
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 30 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-812): In the Matter of Notification by BMA Monroe III Apartments, LLC, 3100 Monticello Avenue, Suite 600, Dallas, Texas 75205, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Woodbrook Apartments in Union County, North Carolina ORDER APPROVING TARIFF REVISION BY THE COMMISSION: On October 18, 2019, BMA Monroe III Apartments, LLC(Applicant),fi  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving China Grove Solar
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 1 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. SP-11726) In the Matter of Application of China Grove Solar, LLC, for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to Construct a 65-MWSolar Facility in Rowan County, North Carolina ORDER ALLOWING WITHDRAWAL OF AMENDMENT TO APPLICATION BY THE CHAIR: On October 16, 2018, the Commission issued an Order granting China Grove Solar, LLC(Applicant), a certificate of public c  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Fountains Matthews
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 30 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2023): In the Matter of Notification by Fountains Matthews, LLC, 10624 Parrish Street, Matthews, North Carolina 28105, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Fountains Matthews Apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina ORDER APPROVING TARIFF REVISION BY THE COMMISSION: On October 18, 2019, Fountains Matthews, LLC(Applica  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving M Station
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 28 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-1844): In the Matter of Notification by M Station, LLC, 6215 Forest Way Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina 28212, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in M Station Apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina ORDER APPROVING TARIFF REVISION BY THE COMMISSION: On October 14, 2019, M Station, LLC(Applicant),filed with the Commission   more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Raleigh Apartments Limited Partnership
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 28 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-233): In the Matter of Notification by Auston Grove - Raleigh Apartments Limited Partnership, 1160 Auston Grove Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina 27610, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Abberly Grove Apartments in Wake County, North Carolina ORDER APPROVING TARIFF REVISION BY THE COMMISSION: On October 14, 2019, Auston Grove -  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Strata Greensboro Park
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 28 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2723): In the Matter of Notification by Strata Greensboro Park, LLC, 4370 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite 960, San Diego, California 92122, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Woodland Park Apartments in Guilford County, North Carolina ORDER APPROVING TARIFF REVISION BY THE COMMISSION: On October 14, 2019, Strata Greensboro P  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Villas at Granite Ridge
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 28 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-1788): In the Matter of Notification by Villas at Granite Ridge, LLC, 3929 Tinsley Drive, Suite 104, High Point, North Carolina 27265, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/orSewer Utility Service in The Villas at Granite Ridge Apartmentsin Guilford County, North Carolina ORDER APPROVING TARIFF REVISION BY THE COMMISSION: On October 14, 2019, Villas at Gr  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Westdale Willow Glen NC
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 31 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-633): In the Matter of Notification by Westdale Willow Glen 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 Willow Glen Apartments in Union County, North Carolina ORDER APPROVING TARIFF REVISION BY THE COMMISSION: On October 18, 2019, Westdale Willow Glen NC, LLC(Applicant),fi  more

National Republican Senatorial Committee Issues Statement on North Carolina Democratic Primary
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- The National Republican Senatorial Committee issued the following statement by spokesperson Joanna Rodriguez on national Democrats' endorsement of Cal Cunningham in the North Carolina Senate Democratic primary: "It's no secret Cal Cunningham has been hiding out in a 'windowless basement' on the orders of Chuck Schumer and national Democrats, but with this endorsement he will have nowhere left to hide from his Party's toxic socialist agenda," "That this endorsement comes   more

North Carolina A.G. Stein Issues Statement on Passage of SAFE Child Act
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 31 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following statement after the state's General Assembly passed the Sexual Assault Fast Reporting and Enforcement Child Act (S.B. 199), which was drafted by the Attorney General's Office: "Today is a good day for North Carolina's children. Keeping them safe from abuse and violence is job one for parents and for the state. "The SAFE Child Act does exactly that. It will make sure abuse is reported and prosecu  more

North Carolina A.G. Stein Wins Temporary Restraining Order Against Student Debt Relief Operators
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 31 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein won a temporary restraining order against several debt relief companies after he filed a lawsuit alleging that the companies ran an operation since 2015 that deceived tens of thousands of federal student loan borrowers and charged more than $71 million in unlawful advance fees for student loan debt relief services that can be obtained for free. The compan  more

North Carolina State University: Study Finds Companies May Be Wise to Share Cybersecurity Efforts
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 30 [TNSsociologyresearch-Journal of Information Systems] -- North Carolina State University issued the following news release: Research finds that when one company experiences a cybersecurity breach, other companies in the same field also become less attractive to investors. However, companies that are open about their cybersecurity risk management fare significantly better than peers that don't disclose their cybersecurity efforts. "Previous studies have found ev  more

North Carolina State University: Tumors Turn Gut 'Brain Cells' Into Tumor Growth Promoters
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 31 [TNSmedicalresearch-EBioMedicine] -- North Carolina State University issued the following news release: Research led by North Carolina State University has found that when enteric glial cells are exposed to secretions from colon tumors, the glial cells convert into promoters of tumor growth. The work demonstrates enteric glial cells' importance in the tumor microenvironment and could lead to new targets for treatment of colon cancer. The enteric nervous system   more

North Carolina's September County and Area Employment Figures Released
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 30 -- The North Carolina Department of Commerce issued the following news release: Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in all 100 of North Carolina's counties in September. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 6.2 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 2.6 percent. All 15 of the state's metro areas experienced rate decreases. Among the metro areas, Rocky Mount at 4.8 percent had the highest rate and Asheville had the low  more

Premier Inc. Acquires Medpricer to Optimize Savings in Purchased Services
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 29 -- Premier, a healthcare improvement company, issued the following news release: Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC), a leading healthcare improvement company, has acquired Medpricer, one of the nation's leading technology-based solutions, to optimize healthcare provider savings across purchased services contracts. Medpricer is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider of technology solutions that enable hospitals and other organizations to analyze, benchmark and sourc  more

Public Schools of N.C.: NC Holds Steady on National Education Assessment
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 30 -- Public Schools of North Carolina issued the following news release: North Carolina's results on the National Assessment of Educational Progress held steady on exams administered during the 2018-19 school year, with fourth and eighth graders performing at levels similar to 2016-17, when the nationwide assessment of reading and math skills was administered last. Many states reflected a similar trend. North Carolina was among 32 states without statistically sig  more

Qorvo Announces $1 Billion Share Repurchase Program
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Oct. 31 -- 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, today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $1 billion of the Company's outstanding common stock. The new repurchase program includes approximately $117 million authorized under  more

Qorvo Issues Financials for 2nd Quarter of 2019
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Oct. 31 -- 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, today announced financial results for the Company's fiscal 2020 second quarter, ended September 28, 2019. On a GAAP basis, revenue for Qorvo's fiscal 2020 second quarter was $807 million, gross margin was 40.1%, opera  more

Red Hat: Fedora 31 Now Generally Available
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 29 -- Red Hat, a provider of open source software solutions, issued the following news release: * * * - Latest version of the Fedora operating system refines base packages while driving innovations around emerging IT use cases like IoT and Linux containers * * * The Fedora Project, a Red Hat, Inc. sponsored and community-driven open source collaboration, today announced the general availability of Fedora 31, the latest version of the fully open source Fedora ope  more

SAS Institute: Companies Using AI and IoT Together Catapult Ahead of Competitors Using IoT Alone
CARY, North Carolina, Oct. 29 -- SAS Institute, a business analytics software and services provider, issued the following news release: A recent survey of global business leaders reveals the most significant predictor in realizing value from Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives across an organization is the heavy use of artificial intelligence (AI). Ninety percent of survey respondents heavily using AI in their IoT operations reported exceeding value expectations. The research also showed organ  more

State Archives Presents Touring Exhibit on Women's Suffrage in North Carolina
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 31 -- The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources issued the following news release: The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting the right of women to vote. The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources celebrates this milestone with "She Changed the World: North Carolina Women Breaking Barriers," a series of public programs and activities to honor the achievements  more

UNC-Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center: L'Oreal USA Names Roden Recipient of 2019 For Women in Science Fellowship
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Nov. 1 -- The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news: L'Oreal USA announced the recipients of the 2019 For Women in Science (FWIS) Fellowship, including Christine Roden, PhD, a postdoctoral research associate at UNC Lineberger. L'Oreal USA annually awards five female postdoctoral scientists grants of $60,000 each to advance their research. This is the 16th year of the program, which to date has recognized 80 po  more

UNC-School of Medicine: Adimora Elected to National Academy of Medicine
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Oct. 29 -- The University of North Carolina's School of Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - Adaora Adimora, MD, MPH, in the department of medicine, was selected for this honor for her integral work in the field of HIV prevention. * * * Adaora Adimora, MD, MPH, the Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the UNC School of Medicine and professor of epidemiology with the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been elected   more

UNC-School of Medicine: Mental Health Disturbance, Substance Use are Not Associated With Medication Nonadherence to Chronic Hepatitis C Treatment
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Oct. 31 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of North Carolina's School of Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - The study, led by Donna M. Evon, PhD, from UNC's division of gastroenterology and hepatology, finds no justification for disqualifying patients with chronic hepatitis C from receiving Hep C treatment based on mental health and substance use status. * * * A new UNC School of Medicine study, led by Donna Evon, PhD, a clinical health psych  more

University of North Carolina-Greensboro Awarded $1 Million NSF Grant
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Oct. 30 -- The University of North Carolina Greensboro campus issued the following news: UNC Greensboro has been awarded a prestigious, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The three-year NSF award, ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions, will support the adaptation and implementation of proven organizational change strategies to promote gender equity inclusive of intersecting social identities such as r  more

University of North Carolina-Greensboro Launches Student Success Program for New Spartans
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Nov. 1 -- The University of North Carolina Greensboro campus issued the following news: The first year of a student's college experience is often the most exciting - new freedom, new friends, and new opportunities. But there are challenges, too. College is an adjustment. Often, if students don't develop time management, organizational, and study skills, they may struggle. To help students better transition to academic life here on campus, UNC Greensboro has launc  more

Western Carolina University: 'The Noble Mission' - Forensic Anthropology Team Searches for Missing WWII Airman
CULLOWHEE, North Carolina, Oct. 31 -- Western Carolina University issued the following news release: A mission to locate remains of a missing American airman from World War II in Germany was a homecoming, of a sort, for a Western Carolina University student. Anna Maier, a senior majoring in forensic anthropology, is a native of Germany and was part of a research team made up of WCU forensic anthropology faculty and students who, through a U.S. Department of Defense grant, spent three weeks thi  more

Western Carolina University: Grant Writing Certificate Program Offered at Biltmore Park Site
CULLOWHEE, North Carolina, Oct. 30 -- Western Carolina University issued the following news release: Western Carolina University's Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment is offering a Grant Writing Certificate Program from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Monday, Dec. 9, and continuing through Thursday, Dec. 12, at the university's Biltmore Park site in Asheville. Jack Smith, a nationally recognized grant writing trainer, will serve as workshop instructor for all four days. "Grant writing tec  more

Western Carolina University: Renowned Suicide Expert to Visit Campus for Public Talk, Student Interaction
CULLOWHEE, North Carolina, Oct. 29 -- Western Carolina University issued the following news release: Although this is the first year of Western Carolina University's Doctor of Psychology Program, its students are already receiving some high-quality training. Adding to the training will be a visit from Thomas E. Joiner Jr., who is a leading expert on the scientific and clinical study of suicidal behaviors. Joiner will speak at the Blue Ridge Hall conference room at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6. His  more