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State Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday November 10, 2019 ( 72 items )  

Advance Auto Parts Launches Integrated Training Curriculum to Serve the Full Life Cycle of Automotive Technicians
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 6 -- Advance Auto Parts, an automotive aftermarket parts provider, issued the following news release: * * * - New learning management system introduces Career Pathways to help guide technician's journey in the aftermarket * * * Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider, has launcheda new learning management system designed to provide training programs that grow an automotive professional's knowledge and skills through  more

Apodaca Announces Resignation From WCU Board of Trustees
CULLOWHEE, North Carolina, Nov. 7 -- Western Carolina University issued the following news release: Former N.C. Sen. Thomas Apodaca of Henderson County announced his resignation from the Western Carolina University Board of Trustees, effective Thursday, Oct 31, attributing the decision to step down from the volunteer leadership post at his alma mater to an increasingly hectic business schedule. Apodaca, a 1980 graduate of WCU with a bachelor's degree in business administration, had been appoin  more

Appalachian State University Graduate's Research Advances Understanding of Earthquakes
BOONE, North Carolina, Nov. 9 [TNSscientificresearch-Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America journal] -- Appalachian State University issued the following university news release: While an undergraduate at Appalachian State University, Jake Dorsett '18 conducted some earthshaking research (https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/ssa/bssa/article/571545/mechanical-models-suggest-fault-linkage-through) that was recently published by the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. Dorsett  more

Bank of America Accelerates Move to $20 Per Hour Minimum Wage in 2020
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Nov. 4 -- Bank of America, a financial institution, issued the following news release: * * * - One Year Acceleration Reaffirms Commitment to Being a Great Place to Work - "As part of our commitment to being a great place to work, we are saying thank you, and sharing our success with our teammates who serve our clients and communities every day," * * * Bank of America today announced that it is accelerating the move from its current U.S. minimum hourly rate of pay   more

Bank of America and Mayor Duggan to Announce Additional Investments in Detroit Neighborhoods
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Nov. 7 -- Bank of America, a financial institution, issued the following news release: Bank of America and the city of Detroit today announced the bank's investment of $3 million toward its mission of helping homeowners and small-business entrepreneurs. Additionally, the bank unveiled another $2.5 million in support of Detroit's neighborhoods. The announcement was made at Detroit Sip, a Motor City Match recipient located in the city's Livernois-McNichols neighborhood  more

Bank of America and Vital Voices Host 20th Global Ambassadors Program in Paris
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Nov. 7 -- Bank of America, a financial institution, issued the following news release: * * * - Initiative Provides Mentoring and Skills-Building Training to Women Entrepreneurs From Around the World - 'Women are a force for driving economic, political and social change,' said Anne Finucane, vice chairman, Bank of America. 'Through mentoring, training and access to capital, women entrepreneurs have the power to build their businesses, invest in their local economies,  more

Bradley Partner Chris Lam Appointed to North Carolina Humanities Council Board
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, Nov. 7 -- Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, a law firm, issued the following news release: Bradley is pleased to announce that Christopher C. Lam, managing partner of the firm's Charlotte office, has been appointed by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper to the North Carolina Humanities Council Board of Trustees for a three-year term. "We congratulate Chris on his appointment by Gov. Cooper to help further the mission of the North Carolina Humanities Council in celebrating the state  more

CBD, THC Use During Early Pregnancy Can Disrupt Fetal Development: University of North Carolina
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Nov. 6 [TNSmedicalresearch-Scientific Reports journal] -- The University of North Carolina's School of Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - UNC School of Medicine researchers are the first to show in animal models that components of marijuana, including its cannabinoids THC and CBD, can cause brain and facial birth defects if used during the first trimester of pregnancy. * * * A new study published in Scientific Reports, a Nature Research journal,   more

Chancellor Installation Set for March 27; Steering Committee Appointed: Western Carolina University
CULLOWHEE, North Carolina, Nov. 7 -- Western Carolina University issued the following news release: A week of activities on campus and across Western North Carolina will lead up to the installation ceremony for WCU Chancellor Kelli R. Brown, which has been scheduled for Friday, March 27. A recently appointed 30-member steering committee is beginning the task of planning the official installation ceremony for Western Carolina University Chancellor Kelli R. Brown, with a week of activities leadi  more

CommScope Issues Financials for 3rd Quarter of 2019
HICKORY, North Carolina, Nov. 7 -- CommScope Holding issued the following news release: CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: COMM), a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, reported results for the quarter ended September 30, 2019. The company reported third quarter net sales of $2.38 billion, an increase of 106.9% compared to $1.15 billion during the same period in the prior year. The third quarter of 2019 included sales of $1.34 billion from ARRIS, which   more

CommScope's Ruckus Citizens Broadband Radio Service for Private LTE Demonstrated on Microsoft Azure
HICKORY, North Carolina, Nov. 6 -- CommScope Holding issued the following news release: CommScope's Ruckus CBRS portfolio and Attabotics' 3D robotic supply chain automation system were demonstrated as part of Microsoft Azure capabilities for private LTE networks during Microsoft Ignite. CommScope's Ruckus Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) portfolio enables enterprises to easily deploy private LTE networks to support innovative Internet of Things (IoT) applications using wireless spectrum  more

Cumberland County: Opioid Response Team Needs Input for Supportive Community Survey
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina, Nov. 8 -- Cumberland County issued the following news release: The Cumberland-Fayetteville Opioid Response Team (C-FORT) is seeking input from the public for the 2019 Supportive Community Survey. The survey gives community members an opportunity to share with C-FORT how opioids and other substances affect lives and provides a snapshot of community knowledge and awareness about opioids. Access the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C-FORT. It should take 5 -   more

Daimler Trucks North America: Thomas Built Buses' Electric Bus Authority Launches at National Association for Pupil Transportation
HIGH POINT, North Carolina, Nov. 5 -- Thomas Built Buses, a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America, issued the following news release: * * * - Program guides districts through the process of integrating electric school buses into their fleets * * * Thomas Built Buses, the leading manufacturer of school buses, today announced the launch of Thomas Built Buses' Electric Bus Authority program at the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) annual convention and trade show. The   more

Duke Energy Joins Fight Against North Carolina's Opioid Epidemic With $500,000 in Grants
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 7 -- Duke Energy issued the following news release: * * * - 2 statewide organizations receive grant funds to tackle opioid epidemic through public education, direct service * * * Duke Energy today announced $500,000 in grant funding to two organizations championing the battle against the opioid epidemic in North Carolina. The Duke Energy Foundation awarded $100,000 to the More Powerful NC campaign and $400,000 to the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition (NCH  more

Durham Debuts Sustainability Roadmap Online Dashboard
DURHAM, North Carolina, Nov. 8 -- The city of Durham issued the following news: * * * - New Dashboard Tracks City's Progress Toward Sustainability Goals * * * Wondering how the City of Durham is doing on its sustainability efforts? A user-friendly online dashboard is now available that tracks the City's progress toward achieving a healthy environment, vibrant cultural activities, and a strong, equitable economy for its residents. The Roadmap, which was approved by the City Council in March   more

Durham Police Department Receives $1 Million SAKI Grant
DURHAM, North Carolina, Nov. 7 -- The city of Durham issued the following news: The Durham Police Department has been awarded a three-year $1 million 2019 National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) project grant to provide additional resources for investigating cold case sexual assaults. The grant, which is awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice Programs (OJP) through the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), will provide resources to address sexual assault kits in the department's invento  more

Durham Tap Water Ranked Best in State for Taste for Second Consecutive Year
DURHAM, North Carolina, Nov. 7 -- The city of Durham issued the following news: * * * - City Wins Top Honor at Annual Statewide Conference for Water Professionals * * * Who has the best tasting tap water in North Carolina? That would be Durham - specifically water from the City of Durham Water Management Department's Daniel M. Williams Water Treatment Plant. For the second year in a row, Durham took top honors at the Annual Conference of the North Carolina American Water Works Association   more

Durham to Power City's Storm Resiliency With Duke Energy Foundation Grant
DURHAM, North Carolina, Nov. 7 -- The city of Durham issued the following news: * * * - Grant to Support City's Ability to React and Respond to Severe Weather and Flood Events * * * Thanks to a recent grant, Durham firefighters will now be better equipped to handle severe weather and flooding in the Bull City. The Durham Fire Department has received a $25,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation's Storm Resiliency Initiative. The department will use these grant funds to purchase personal p  more

Feast or Famine - Scientists Find Key Bio 'Switch' That Helps Cells Adapt: University of North Carolina
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Nov. 6 [TNSmedicalresearch-Molecular Cell journal] -- The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news: Scientists from the UNC School of Medicine and Stanford University have uncovered what may be a fundamental biological mechanism that helps organisms adapt to rapid changes to nutrients in their environments. The scientists, in a study published in Molecular Cell, found that a chemical mark on histones - a key prot  more

Feast or Famine - Scientists Find Key Bio 'Switch' That Helps Cells Adapt: University of North Carolina
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Nov. 6 [TNSmedicalresearch-Molecular Cell journal] -- The University of North Carolina's School of Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - From the UNC School of Medicine lab of Brian Strahl, PhD, and Stanford University lab of Ashby Morrison, PhD, comes a solution to the mystery of "crotonyl" marks in the genome that may have relevance for the treatment of various forms of cancer. * * * Scientists from the UNC School of Medicine and Stanford Universi  more

Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies Named a 2019 Healthiest Employer
MORRISVILLE, North Carolina, Nov. 4 -- Fujifilm USA issued the following news: MORRISVILLE, North Carolina, - FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies (FDB), a leading global biologics Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO), was recognized by the Triangle Business Journal as one of the 2019 Healthiest Employers of the greater Triangle area in North Carolina. FDB received the top honor for its wellness program which includes a wellness center that offers for employees a gym, occupat  more

Gov. Cooper Announces Appointments to State Boards and Commissions
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 4 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Cooper announced new appointments to boards and commissions across the state. "Having great talent on our boards and commissions is critical to North Carolina's economy, health and communities," Gov. Cooper said. "I appreciate these appointees for using their skills and expertise to help improve our state." Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individuals to the Advanced  more

Gov. Cooper Announces Brig. Gen. Todd Hunt as the Adjutant General of North Carolina
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 4 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Governor Roy Cooper today announced that NC Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Todd Hunt will take command of the North Carolina National Guard's nearly 12,000 soldiers and airmen and over 1,700 full-time federal and state employees as the state's 41st Adjutant General. "General Hunt has been a trusted member of the leadership team and critical to the Guard's success, particularly during natura  more

Gov. Cooper Signs Bill to Protect Children and Close Consent Loophole
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 7 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Roy Cooper signed Senate Bill 199, a bill to modernize sexual abuse laws as well as strengthen enforcement and protection for children who have been abused, into law. The new law will close loopholes in existing sexual assault laws and strengthen penalties against child abusers. Previously, North Carolina lagged the nation in closing loopholes in sexual assault laws, includi  more

Gov. Cooper Signs Six Bills Into Law, Vetoes Another
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 6 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Cooper signed the following bills into law: * Senate Bill 683: Combat Absentee Ballot Fraud * Senate Bill 559: Storm Securitization * Senate Bill 537: Licensing & HHS Amends & Rural Health Stable * House Bill 111: 2019-2021 Base Budgets/Certain Agencies * House Bill 470: Administration of Justice Changes * Senate Bill 433: DNCR Omnibus & Other Changes Gov. Cooper shar  more

Gov. Cooper: Legislative Hearing Exposes Republican ACP Investigation as a Sham
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 8 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Republicans leading today's ACP meeting claimed that this whole event was happening because of "obfuscation." They conveniently failed to mention that Chief of Staff Kristi Jones appeared before a meeting of the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations in August of 2018where legislators didn't ask Jones even one question. In January of 2019, Jones offered for key members of t  more

High Point University President Nido Qubein Named Among 2019 Triad Power Players
HIGH POINT, North Carolina, Nov. 6 -- High Point University issued the following news release: * * * - High Point University President Nido Qubein was recognized among Triad Business Journal's "2019 Triad Power Players." * * * High Point University President Nido Qubein has been named among Triad Business Journal's "2019 Triad Power Players." Triad Business Journal compiles the annual list based on the regional impact Triad leaders are making in areas of economic development, investment, en  more

High Point University Students Conduct Research in New Beacon Lab
HIGH POINT, North Carolina, Nov. 7 -- High Point University issued the following news release: High Point University students in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication and Earl N. Phillips School of Business are utilizing a new state-of-the-art lab to conduct marketing and business research. HPU's new BEACON Lab stands for biometric evaluation, analytics, cognitive observation and neuromarketing. While it's a collaborative effort between the schools of business and communication, any and a  more

Hitachi Nuclear Energy: Global Nuclear Fuel and X-Energy Announce TRISO Fuel Collaboration
WILMINGTON, North Carolina, Nov. 6 -- Hitachi Nuclear Energy, a subsidiary of General Electric, issued the following news release: Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) and X-energy today announced a collaboration to produce low-cost, high-quality TRi-structural ISOtropic (TRISO) particle nuclear fuel. The companies have signed a teaming agreement for the purpose of developing High-Assay Low-Enriched Uranium (HALEU) TRISO fuel to potentially supply the U.S. Department of Defense for micro-reactors and NAS  more

Hospitals in Premier Inc. Insurance Program Will Receive $4 Million
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Nov. 7 -- Premier, a healthcare improvement company, issued the following news release: Premier Insurance Management Services Inc., a Premier Inc. company, is returning approximately $4 million in annual profit sharing to 70 hospitals and health systems that participate in its excess workers' compensation program with Safety National Casualty Corporation (SN). "While this year's profit sharing going back to policyholders represents a meaningful portion of annual prem  more

Jones Lang LaSalle Closes Sale of Charlotte Apartment Community
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Nov. 4 -- Jones Lang LaSalle issued the following news release: * * * - Transit-oriented community in North Charlotte sells to RK Properties * * * JLL announced today it has closed the sale of Alta Prosperity Village, a recently completed, 292-unit apartment community in Charlotte, North Carolina. JLL marketed the property on behalf of the seller, Wood Partners and its investment partner, and procured the buyer, RK Properties. Alta Prosperity Village is located a  more

Jones Lang LaSalle Completes $36M Sale of Carmel Park I and II in Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Nov. 6 -- Jones Lang LaSalle issued the following news release: * * * - Two Class A office properties totaling 173,068 square feet * * * JLL announced today that it has completed the sale of Carmel Park I & II, two recently renovated, Class A office assets totaling 173,068 square feet in Charlotte, North Carolina, for $36 million. JLL represented the seller, CapRidge Partners, LLC, and procured the buyer, OA Development. Carmel Park I & II is located at 11111 and  more

Junior Enlisted Council Brings Fall Festivities to the 145th Airlift Wing
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Nov. 5 -- The North Carolina Air National Guard issued the following news: The air is as crisp as the newly fallen leaves while a sea of smiles parade the grounds of a Fall Festival put together by the Junior Enlisted Council at the North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, November 2, 2019. The first ever Fall Festival event held at the base encompassed a trunk-or-treat for military members and their families, as well as food t  more

La. Gov. Edwards: Louisiana Earns Top 10 Spot Among Nation's Best Business Climates
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, Nov. 6 -- Gov. John Bel Edwards, D-Louisiana, issued the following news: Today, Site Selection announced Louisiana ranks among the Top 10 states in the U.S. for best business climate for the 10th year in a row. The magazine ranked Louisiana No. 10 in its 2019 analysis of the top locations for business investment and job creation. Georgia, North Carolina and Ohio held the top three spots in the magazine's Top Business Climates ranking. Site Selection bases its business c  more

Louisiana Gov. Edwards Issues Statement on State GDP Growth Rate
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, Nov. 7 -- Gov. John Bel Edwards, D-Louisiana, issued the following statement: Gov. John Bel Edwards released the following statement about Louisiana's quarterly gross domestic product, which is the highest quarterly GDP on record for the state, according to data from the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis released today. Louisiana's GDP grew at a rate of 1.7 percent, the 29th fastest in the nation, outpacing other Southern states like Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina a  more

N.C. Agriculture and Consumer Services Department: N.C. Policy Collaboratory Awards Hemlock Wooly Adelgid Funding to NCDA&CS
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 7 -- The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: The N.C. Policy Collaboratory at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has awarded $80,000 to the NCDA&CS Plant Industry Division to conduct research and control efforts for the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid in western North Carolina. The funds will be used in the rearing, establishment and monitoring of the Laricobius Spp. beetle as a biological control for  more

N.C. Department of Health and Human Services: NC Continues Work to Assist People Living With Mental Illness to Find Housing, Services
RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 8 -- The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services issued the following news release: The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services submitted an annual report to the legislature on Nov. 1 highlighting significant progress in the Transition to Community Living Initiative (TCLI) to assist people with mental illness find housing and services in the community. A hallmark success of the program was a 27 percent increase in housed individuals over the pri  more

N.C. Department of Public Safety: $3.1 Million Approved for Fayetteville Debris Removal
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 6 -- The North Carolina Department of Public Safety issued the following news release: The State of North Carolina and FEMA have approved more than $3.1 million to reimburse the City of Fayetteville for debris removal costs following Hurricane Florence. More than 176,000 cubic yards of vegetation--enough to fill more than 12,500 dump trucks--and 36 tons of other storm-related debris were collected throughout the city. Funds for this project cover work completed fr  more

N.C. Department of Public Safety: New Warden Named at Albemarle Correctional
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 8 -- The North Carolina Department of Public Safety issued the following news release: The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice has named Kenneth Diggs as the new warden of the Albemarle Correctional Institution in Badin. He had been the associate warden for custody/operations at the prison since 2016. "Warden Diggs is a proven leader with a steady hand and positive outlook," said Commissioner of Prisons Todd Ishee. "He is an exceptional correctional  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Blue Atlantic Flats
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 7 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. 2908): In the Matter of Application by Blue Atlantic Flats, LP, 1025Kane Concourse, Suite 215, Bay Harbor Islands, Florida 33154, for Authority to Transfer Certificate of Authority to Charge for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in The Flats @ 55Twelve Apartments in Durham County, North Carolina ORDER GRANTING TRANSFER OF CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY AND APPROVING RATES BY THE COMMI  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving DPR Parc
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 8 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-1384): In the Matter of Notification by DPR Parc at University Tower, LLC, 20 Morcroft Lane, Durham, North Carolina 27705, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Parc at University Tower Apartments in Durham County, North Carolina ORDER APPROVING TARIFF REVISION BY THE COMMISSION: On October 28, 2019, DPR Parc at University   more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving MP Bridges
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 6 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2070): In the Matter of Notification by MP Bridges at Southpoint, LLC, 7304 Calibre Park Drive, Durham, North Carolina 27707, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Bridges at Southpoint Apartments in Durham County, North Carolina ORDER APPROVING TARIFF REVISION BY THE COMMISSION: On October 25, 2019, MP Bridges at Southpoint, L  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Southwood Realty Company
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 5 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-910): In the Matter of Application by Southwood Realty Company, Post Office Box 280, Gastonia, North Carolina 28053, for Certificate of Authority to Charge for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Woodlands Apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina ORDER GRANTING CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY AND APPROVING RATES BY THE COMMISSION: On October22, 2019, Southwood Realty Co  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Taurus CD
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 4 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. Wr-2412): In the Matter of Notification by Taurus CD 193 Olde Raleigh NC, LP, 4000 Grand Manor Court, Raleigh, North Carolina 27612, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Olde Raleigh Apartments in Wake County, North Carolina ORDER APPROVING TARIFF REVISION BY THE COMMISSION: On October 21, 2019, Taurus CD 193 Olde Raleigh NC, LP(Applica  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Triangle Lodge
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 7 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2913): In the Matter of Application by Triangle Lodge at Lakeshore, LLC, Post Office Box 280, Gastonia, North Carolina 28053, for Certificate of Authority to Charge for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in The Lodge at Lakeshore Apartments in Guilford County, North Carolina ORDER GRANTING CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY AND APPROVING RATES BY THE COMMISSION: On October 16, 2019, T  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving TS Westmont
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 5 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-1462): In the Matter of Notification by TS Westmont, LLC, 120 Chamberlain Drive, Asheville, North Carolina 28806, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Westmont Commons Apartments in Buncombe County, NorthCarolina ORDER APPROVING TARIFF REVISION BY THE COMMISSION: On October 25, 2019, TS Westmont, LLC(Applicant),filed with th  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Virginia Electric and Power Company
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 6 -- 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 Approval of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard Cost Rider Pursuant to N.C.G.S. Sec. 62-133.8 and Commission Rule R8-67 BY THE PRESIDING COMMISSIONER: ORDER GRANTING JOINT MOTION TO EXCUSE WITNESSES On August 14, 2019, Dominion Energy Nor  more

Nazario-Colon to Chair Governor's Advisory Council: Western Carolina University
CULLOWHEE, North Carolina, Nov. 6 -- Western Carolina University issued the following news release: Ricardo Nazario-Colon, chief diversity officer at Western Carolina University, has been named chair of the Governor's Advisory Council on Hispanic/Latino Affairs. The installation will take place Thursday, Nov. 14, prior to the council's regular quarterly meeting in Raleigh. He has served on the council for the previous two years as a member-at-large. Associate Justice Mike Morgan of the N.C. Su  more

North Carolina Ports Highlights Role in Cold Supply Chain During Third Annual Cold Chain Summit
WILMINGTON, North Carolina, Nov. 7 -- North Carolina State Ports issued the following news: North Carolina Ports highlighted its importance in the cold supply chain during the Cold Chain Summit 2019: The Big Chill Wednesday. This is the third year NC Ports has hosted the event which focuses on the latest trends in the North Carolina agriculture and grocery sectors and the global cold chain industry. "North Carolina Ports continues to play a critical role as a cold gateway by supporting exports  more

Physics of Windshield-Cracking Raindrops Could Demolish Kidney Stones: Duke University
DURHAM, North Carolina, Nov. 7 [TNSmedicalresearch-Physical Review Research journal] -- Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering issued the following news: * * * - New models of a phenomenon first seen in the circular cracking of supersonic jet windshields flying through rain could point to better approaches of pulverizing kidney stones * * * A plane has to be going pretty fast for a mere raindrop to crack its windshield, but it can happen. Now, new models of the physics behind the impr  more

Qorvo Recognized by Raytheon for Excellence in Defense and Aerospace
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Nov. 4 -- 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, has been recognized with Raytheon's 2019 EPIC Supplier Excellence Award for excellence in performance, innovation and collaboration for one or more Raytheon businesses. Only the highest performing suppliers are recogn  more

Red Hat Ups the IQ of the Intelligent Operating System With the Latest Release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 5 -- Red Hat, a provider of open source software solutions, issued the following news release: * * * - Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 delivers on the new release cadence, adds new developer tools and security certifications and expands automation capabilities * * * Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1, the latest version of the world's leading enterprise Linux  more

Researchers Link Specific Protein Mutations to Ataxia Disease Symptoms: University of North Carolina
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Nov. 7 [TNSmedicalresearch-Journal of Biological Chemistry] -- The University of North Carolina's School of Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - Jonathan Schisler, MS, PhD, led research showing that limiting the activity of a mutant CHIP protein could decrease symptom severity for people with cerebral ataxia, a debilitating disease of the nervous system. * * * For the first time, the UNC School of Medicine lab of Jonathan Schisler, MS, PhD, linked   more

Researchers Use Genetic Insights to Develop Model for HPV-Linked Head and Neck Cancer: University of North Carolina
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Nov. 6 [TNSmedicalresearch-Cell Reports journal] -- The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news: A University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center-led research team has used genetic insights about head and neck cancers linked to HPV, or human papillomavirus, to improve laboratory tools for studying the disease. Leveraging their discovery that different subtypes of HPV-linked oropharyngeal squ  more

School of Teaching and Learning Faculty Capture 'Teacher of Year' Honors at Statewide Convention: Western Carolina University
CULLOWHEE, North Carolina, Nov. 6 -- Western Carolina University issued the following news release: Two faculty members from Western Carolina University's School of Teaching and Learning - Dan Grube and Heidi Turlington - were recognized with "teacher of the year honors" and several students won awards as the university made an exceptionally strong showing at the recent state convention of the North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance and Sport Managem  more

Sealed Air Issues Financials for 3rd Quarter of 2019
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Nov. 6 -- Sealed Air issued the following news release: Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE) today announced financial results for the third quarter 2019. "Our third quarter results reflect continued strong execution of our Reinvent SEE strategy. In constant dollars, we delivered 12% Adjusted EBITDA growth on 5% higher sales with Adjusted EBITDA margin expanding 130 basis points to 19.8%," said Ted Doheny, Sealed Air's President and CEO. "We continue to see increased   more

Self-Help Credit Union: Free 'Know Your Rights' Event for People With Disabilities
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Nov. 4 -- Self-Help Credit Union issued the following news release: Assistive technology devices offer people with disabilities a better quality of life, but often financing can be an obstacle. On Thursday, December 12, from 6 - 8 p.m., Self-Help Credit Union (SHCU) will host a free event that provides vital information on the rights of people with disabilities in North Carolina and outlines financing options for technology devices. The program will be held at The NC   more

Shelton Forum to Focus on Ethical Leadership During Difficult Times: North Carolina State University
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 7 -- North Carolina State University issued the following news release: Three prominent leaders will serve as featured speakers at North Carolina State University's Shelton Leadership Forum on Friday, Nov. 15, at the McKimmon Center. The one-day forum, celebrating its 18th anniversary, centers this year on "ethical leadership during difficult times." Bestselling author Jim Kouzes will outline the six disciplines of earning and sustaining credibility from 1 to 2 p  more

Study Finds Treatment Inequities for Pain Following Cesarean Deliveries: University of North Carolina
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Nov. 8 [TNSmedicalresearch-Obstetrics and Gynecology journal] -- The University of North Carolina's School of Medicine issued the following news release: Jasmine Johnson, MD, and Alison Stuebe, MD, MSc, conducted research highlighting the need for continued efforts to undo biases in medical care. Many such efforts have been put in place at the UNC Medical Center, the UNC School of Medicine, and across the UNC Health Care system. Medical records show that women of c  more

Study Highlights Fluid Sexual Orientation in Many Teens: North Carolina State University
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 5 [TNSsociologyresearch-Journal of Adolescence] -- North Carolina State University issued the following news release: At least one in five teenagers reports some change in sexual orientation during adolescence, according to new research from North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Pittsburgh. "This work highlights the fluidity that many adolescents experience in terms of how they label their sexuality   more

Two University of North Carolina-Greensboro Staff Honored With Governor's Awards
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Nov. 5 -- The University of North Carolina Greensboro campus issued the following news: Last week, nine state employees were honored with the Governor's Award for Excellence at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, and two from UNCG were among them: Tim Bucknall, assistant dean of University Libraries and UNCG's head of electronic resources and information technologies, and Ann Somers, senior lecturer of biology and director of the Environment and Sustaina  more

U.S. Term Limits: Allen Poindexter Pledges to Support Congressional Term Limits
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- U.S. Term Limits issued the following news release: U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national, non-partisan movement to limit terms for elected officials, is gathering support from state lawmakers across the nation. Its mission is to get 34 states to apply for an amendment proposal convention specific to term limits on Congress. 2020 North Carolina house candidate, Allen Poindexter (district 90), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the T  more

UNC Awarded $2.91 Million to Create New Ultra-Long-Acting HIV Drug Delivery Implant
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Nov. 6 [TNSgrants] -- The University of North Carolina's School of Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - Led by J. Victor Garcia, PhD, biomedical researchers have begun a three-year project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop and implement an effective ultra-long-acting antiviral delivery system to combat the spread of HIV. * * * HIV clinical trials have shown that the protective efficacy of daily antiretroviral drugs for preven  more

UNC Health Care Restructures Leadership to Coordinate Clinical Care in Triangle
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Nov. 5 -- The University of North Carolina's School of Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - New leadership organization part of broader strategic plan to transform UNC Health Care for the future * * * UNC Health Care announced a leadership restructuring today that allows for more integration of clinical operations, ultimately improving care and access for patients across the region and state. The new structure is part of a broader strategic plan t  more

UNCG Awarded $15.6 Million From U.S. Dept. of Education
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Nov. 4 [TNSgrants-DoED] -- The University of North Carolina Greensboro campus issued the following news: UNC Greensboro today announced that the SERVE Center has been awarded a five-year, $15.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for a regional comprehensive center designed to improve educational opportunities and academic outcomes for disadvantaged and low-income students. SERVE, UNCG's education research and technical assistance center, will operat  more

University of Connecticut: Nami Therapeutics Startup Pursues Promising Drug Therapy
STORRS, Connecticut, Nov. 6 -- The University of Connecticut issued the following news: Nami Therapeutics Corporation, which gets its name from the Mandarin word for "nano," is committed to using nanotechnologies to make big advances in cancer therapy. An early-stage startup led by researchers at the University of Connecticut and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Nami Therapeutics is developing specifically designed nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery. "Our mission is to b  more

University of North Carolina Health Hospitals Earn Top 'A' Safety Scores From Leapfrog Group
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Nov. 7 -- The University of North Carolina's School of Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - UNC Medical Center, UNC REX, Johnston Health and Wayne UNC Health receive top grades * * * Several hospitals affiliated with UNC Health Care received top "A" grades from the Leapfrog Group on its Fall 2019 patient safety report card, including UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill, UNC REX Healthcare in Raleigh, Johnston Health in Smithfield and Wayne UNC Health  more

University of North Carolina: Ashkin, Rosen Serve as Co-Guest Editors for November Issue of NCMJ
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Nov. 8 -- The University of North Carolina's School of Medicine issued the following news release: Evan Ashkin, MD, and David Rosen MD, PhD are guest editors in the current issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal, which centers on health and the criminal justice system. Evan Ashkin, MD, professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the UNC School of Medicine, served as a co-guest editor for the November issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal, along wit  more

University of North Carolina: Professor's Research Charts Climate Change Coast to Coast
WILMINGTON, North Carolina, Nov. 4 -- The University of North Carolina Wilmington campus issued the following news release: Though he's only been at UNCW for a year, faculty member Gene A. Felice II's work here already spans the country. His research initiative "Ebb & Flow: Summer Research 2019," started in Wilmington and crossed almost 7,000 miles to Santa Barbara and back again, following an odyssey of collections and performances at water-based locations. The collaborative project, partly f  more

VCU Health System Partners With Premier Inc. to Further Advance Organizational Excellence and Effectiveness
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Nov. 4 -- Premier, a healthcare improvement company, issued the following news release: VCU Health System, a comprehensive Level I trauma center verified in adult, pediatric and burn trauma care located in Richmond, Virginia, is collaborating with Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC), a leading healthcare improvement company, to support efforts to preserve, sustain and advance VCU Health's mission. As a new member of Premier, VCU Health joins a powerful alliance of health sys  more

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools: Kernersville Chamber of Commerce Education Grants Awarded
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Nov. 5 -- The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools issued the following news: With 2019 being another great year for the Chamber of Commerce Education Grant Program, Kernersville's teachers' days were brightened as they were greeted by an Education Grant Surprise Patrol on Thursday morning, October 31. Through the Education Grant Program, the Chamber of Commerce, with the help of the community, has been able to award hundreds of thousands of dollars since the inc  more

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County: Atkins Coach Inducted Into Winston-Salem State Hall of Fame
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Nov. 6 -- The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools issued the following news: On the night of Oct. 11, Atkins three-sport coach David Hamlin received the highest individual honor that an athlete at Winston-Salem State University can receive, being inducted into its Clarence E. "Big House" Gaines Athletic Hall of Fame. His tenure at the university from 1987-89 bought him honors as one of the top football punters in WSSU history, punting for over 1,600 yards each y  more