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State Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday November 17, 2019 ( 54 items )  

$300,000 in Grants From Duke Energy Will Aid Triangle to Transition to More Electric Buses
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Nov. 12 -- Duke Energy issued the following news release: * * * - Transit agencies plan to increase electric bus fleet - Duke Energy grant continues company's push to electrify transportation in North Carolina * * * A pair of grants totaling $300,000 from Duke Energy Corp. will help two transit agencies in the Triangle area fund electric bus-charging stations that are being incorporated into their fleets. "We're pleased our grants can help transit agencies in the  more

Appalachian State University Student Presents Latina Deportation Research at National Conference
BOONE, North Carolina, Nov. 13 [TNSsociologyresearch-Association of Humanist Sociology] -- Appalachian State University issued the following university news release: An investigation of 2015-18 United States Border Patrol data performed by Appalachian State University senior Anna Biache, in collaboration with university faculty, indicates Latina women who were members of a family unit were almost three times more likely to be deported than Latino men in family units. Biache, a sociology major   more

Bank of America Announces $41.5 Million, 195-Unit Affordable Housing Investment in Congress Heights Neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Nov. 15 -- Bank of America, a financial institution, issued the following news release: * * * - Company's Investment in Affordable Housing Totals $560 Million, 2,400 Units Since 2016 - Builds on $5 Billion Down Payment Assistance Program Announced in April 2019 * * * Bank of America today announced it has invested more than $131 million this year in affordable housing in Greater Washington, D.C., bringing the total to $560 million in debt and equity financing sinc  more

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Named Institutional Investor's 'Top Global Research Firm of the Year'
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Nov. 14 -- Bank of America, a financial institution, issued the following news release: For the seventh time since the recognition began in 2011, Bank of America Merrill Lynch has been named Institutional Investor's "Top Global Research Firm of the Year." BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research won 234 total team positions - more than any other firm - in the eight Institutional Investor research team surveys published throughout 2019. "Our analysts around the world produc  more

Changes in Tuna's Carbon Ratios Signal Global Shift in Oceanic Food Web: Duke University
DURHAM, North Carolina, Nov. 14 [TNSbiologyresearch-Global Change Biology journal] -- Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment issued the following news release: * * * - The ratio of carbon isotopes in three common species of tuna has changed substantially since 2000, suggesting major shifts are taking place in phytoplankton populations that form the base of the ocean's food web, a new international study finds. * * * The ratio of carbon isotopes in three common species of tuna h  more

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Announces Principal and Learning Community Executive Director Appointments
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Nov. 15 -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools issued the following news: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Earnest Winston announced new appointments at today's special called meeting of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education. Monica Palmer has been named principal for Albemarle Road Elementary. Palmer has been the assistant principal at Metro School since 2017. She was assistant principal at Porter Ridge Middle in Union County Public Schools from 2014 to  more

Cumberland County: Mid-Carolina Council Names New Executive Director
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina, Nov. 12 -- Cumberland County issued the following news release: The Board of the Mid-Carolina Council of Governments (COG) unanimously appointed Justin B. Hembree on Nov. 6 to serve as the agency's executive director. He will officially begin duties on Dec. 9. Hembree has been executive director of the Land of Sky Regional Council in Asheville since 2012. He replaces the late James E. Caldwell, who served as the Mid-Carolina COG executive director from 1997 until   more

Department of Defense Enlists Red Hat to Help Improve Squadron Operations and Flight Training
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 12 -- Red Hat, a provider of open source software solutions, issued the following news release: * * * - Red Hat Open Innovation Labs human-centered design engagement helps Defense Innovation Unit teams achieve a digital, user first answer to a decade-old challenge * * * Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that the Department of Defense (DoD) worked with Red Hat to help improve aircraft and pilot scheduling for Un  more

Dixon Hughes Goodman: Nikki Yarborough Receives NCACPA Women to Watch Leadership Award
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Nov. 12 -- Dixon Hughes Goodman, an accounting and advisory firm, issued the following news: Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, a U.S. top 20 public accounting and advisory firm, is pleased to announce that Nikki Yarborough, a partner in the firm's Financial Services practice, is a recipient of a Women to Watch leadership award from the North Carolina Association of CPAs in the Experienced Leader category. Presented in partnership with the AICPA, this award recognizes a strong  more

Duke Energy Expands Campaign to Protect Its Customers From Fraud
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Nov. 15 -- Duke Energy issued the following news release: With the fourth annual Utility Scam Awareness Week starting Nov. 17, Duke Energy is expanding its campaign to protect its nearly 8 million customers from utility-impostor scammers. Duke Energy, a founding member of Utilities United Against Scams (UUAS), is reminding customers of tactics used by scammers to steal their money, and providing tips on how to avoid these scams. The UUAS is a consortium of more than  more

Durham Releases Gas Explosion Reports
DURHAM, North Carolina, Nov. 12 -- The city of Durham issued the following news: * * * - April 2019 Downtown Gas Explosion Provides Insight for Improving Future Efforts * * * The Durham City/County Emergency Management (EM) Department and the City of Durham Fire Department have released their findings in two separate reports regarding their responses to the April 10 gas explosion in downtown Durham. City Manager Thomas Bonfield and Durham City/County Emergency Management Director Jim Groves  more

Findings Could Help Identify Which Aggressive Breast Cancers Will Respond to Immune Treatments: University of North Carolina
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Nov. 15 [TNSmedicalresearch-Cell journal] -- The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news: University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have discovered a promising method to identify aggressive breast cancer tumors that will respond to drugs that unleash the immune system against cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved a treatment that combines an immunot  more

First Round of NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Tournament Available on ESPN's Digital Networks, Nov. 15-17
BRISTOL, Connecticut, Nov. 15 -- ESPN, a sports media company, issued the following news release: * * * - Featured: No. 1 Seeds Florida State, North Carolina & Virginia - All Nine ACC Host Schools on ACC Network Extra; All Four SEC Host Schools on SEC Network+; Ivy and Select Big 12 Hosts on ESPN3 * * * Coverage of the first round of the NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Tournament begins Friday, Nov. 15, with 16 matches--including No. 1 seeds Florida State, North Carolina and Virginia--availa  more

Flame-Retardant Exposure Increases Anxiety, Affects Social Behaviors in Prairie Vole: North Carolina State University
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 13 [TNSmedicalresearch-Neurotoxicology and Teratology journal] -- North Carolina State University issued the following news release: New research led by North Carolina State University has shown that early life exposure to a commonly used flame-retardant mixture increases anxiety and affects socioemotional behaviors in prairie voles, particularly in females. The work supports the hypothesis that chemical flame retardants can adversely affect neurological developmen  more

Foundation That Supports University of Southern California Receives $260 Million to Fund Research and Teaching
LOS ANGELES, California, Nov. 13 [TNSgrants-foundation] -- The University of Southern California (USC) issued the following news release: The Lord Foundation of California, a non-profit foundation that supports the University of Southern California, has received approximately $260 million to fund research and teaching as a beneficiary of the recent sale of the North Carolina-based LORD Corporation. The foundation is expected to distribute those proceeds to USC in 2020 following legally required  more

Gaston County: Economic Development Competitive Positioning & Organizational Delivery Assessment
GASTONIA, North Carolina, Nov. 12 -- Gaston County issued the following news: In September 2019, Gaston County contracted with Economic Leadership, LLC, of Raleigh to conduct an Economic Development Competitive Positioning & Organizational Delivery Assessment. Economic Leadership reviewed the County's recent performance, examined county-specific and comparative data, and conducted intensive stakeholder outreach. Our findings confirm earlier public statements that the County is experiencing a   more

Gov. Cooper: Boat Builder to Invest $12 Million in Beaufort County
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 12 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Pamlico Yachtworks, a boat manufacturer, will create 207 jobs in Beaufort County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $12 million to operate a manufacturing facility in Washington. "Pamlico Yachtworks is the newest addition to North Carolina's manufacturing reputation and tradition," said Governor Cooper. "I support the people of Beaufort County and I know they are  more

High Point University Poll: Among Democratic Candidates, Biden, Sanders, Warren Have Largest Support in North Carolina
HIGH POINT, North Carolina, Nov. 14 -- High Point University issued the following news release: The most recent High Point University Poll finds 33% of self-identified Democrats in North Carolina would vote for former Vice President Joe Biden if they were voting in the Democratic presidential primary right now. U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders would have the support of 18% of those surveyed if the primary were today, and U.S Senator Elizabeth Warren would have the support of 13% of poll respondents.  more

High Point University Poll: Majorities of N.C. Residents Say Student Athletes Should Be Able to Endorse Products
HIGH POINT, North Carolina, Nov. 15 -- High Point University issued the following news release: A new High Point University Poll finds 54% of North Carolinians think student athletes should be able to get paid for the use of their names, images or likenesses. Only 30% think they should not be paid, and 16% did not offer an opinion. In a spring 2018 HPU Poll, 58% of respondents said student athletes should not be paid for the hours they spend practicing, traveling and playing for their team eve  more

High Point University Poll: Presidential Approval at 40%, N.C. Residents Split on Impeachment
HIGH POINT, North Carolina, Nov. 12 -- High Point University issued the following news release: A new High Point University Poll finds that North Carolinians give President Donald Trump a job approval rating of 40%, while 52% of North Carolina residents disapprove of the job Trump is doing as president. The poll also finds that North Carolina residents are split on the question of impeachment with 44% in support of impeachment, 43% against impeachment and 13% who were unsure or refused to resp  more

High Point University/N&R Poll: Majorities Believe Country Is Divided, More Negative Campaigning in 2020
HIGH POINT, North Carolina, Nov. 13 -- High Point University issued the following news release: A new High Point University and News and Record Poll finds 65% of North Carolinians think the presidential election in 2020 will have more mud-slinging or negative campaigning than recent presidential elections. Only 6% believe there will be less mud-slinging and negative campaigning, and 18% said it will be the same as recent presidential elections. The poll also finds 62% of North Carolina residen  more

Jones Lang LaSalle Arranges $21.3M Financing for INQ 1101 in Carolinas
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Nov. 11 -- Jones Lang LaSalle issued the following news release: JLL announced today that it has arranged $21.3 million in financing for INQ 1101, the redevelopment of a former Sam's Club into Class A creative office space in the Durham-area community of Morrisville, North Carolina. JLL worked on behalf of a partnership between DRA Advisors LLC and Mainstreet Capital Partners, to secure the five-year, floating-rate loan through Amherst Capital Management LLC. The pr  more

Judge Rules in Favor of RDU in Land-Lease Court Case
MORRISVILLE, North Carolina, Nov. 8 -- Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority issued the following news release: Wake County Superior Court Judge A. Graham Shirley ruled today in favor of the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority in a lawsuit filed by activists who oppose the land-lease agreement between the Authority and Wake Stone Corporation. In the ruling regarding the agreement that would expand an existing quarry on airport property, Judge Shirley found that, "as a matter of law, RDUAA has the statu  more

Longtime Catawba College Advocate Elected Trustee Emeritus
SALISBURY, North Carolina, Nov. 13 -- Catawba College issued the following news: The Catawba College Board of Trustees has elected Dr. Martha Kirkland West, Class of '59, as Trustee Emeritus. The retired professor is a longtime Catawba advocate in the community, promoting the College within area schools and recruiting students. She has established several endowed scholarships at Catawba. She is a dedicated supporter of the College's music program, football team, teacher education, campus minis  more

Making (Fun) Multi-Player Gaming Educational Experience: North Carolina State University
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 14 [TNSk12research-International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling] -- North Carolina State University issued the following news release: A new video game framework brings together two well-studied approaches to educational software in order to keep multiple players engrossed in the learning experience while fostering collaboration and problem solving. The framework is one of the first to integrate narrative-centered learning and collaborative learning  more

Massachusetts Institute of Technology to Receive $260 Million From Lord Foundation of Massachusetts
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, Nov. 13 [TNSgrants-foundation] -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news: * * * - Longstanding supporter of the Institute allows for flexibility in determining how funds will be used. * * * The Lord Foundation of Massachusetts, one of four existing foundations established by entrepreneur and philanthropist Thomas Lord, has received $260 million, which will be distributed to MIT over time. The funds are part of the proceeds from the sale,  more

Mayes Named General Counsel for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Nov. 12 -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools issued the following news: The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education appointed Andre F. Mayes general counsel on Nov. 12. Mayes has been deputy general counsel to the Board since 2008 and succeeds current general counsel George E. Battle III, who is leaving CMS to become a vice chancellor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. "This one was a no-brainer for the Board," said Mary T. McCray, Board chair. "We made  more

McGuireWoods' Doug Ey, Mary Nash Rusher Honored as North Carolina Leaders in the Law
RICHMOND, Virginia, Nov. 11 -- McGuireWoods, a law firm, issued the following news release: North Carolina Lawyers Weekly has selected McGuireWoods partners Douglas W. Ey Jr. and Mary Nash K. Rusher for its 2019 Leaders in the Law list honoring lawyers' contributions to the legal community. Honorees were recognized at an Oct. 25 awards banquet and profiled in a special North Carolina Lawyers Weekly publication. As general counsel of McGuireWoods, Ey advises the firm and its lawyers on legal an  more

N.C. Department of Health and Human Services: Early Childhood Data Available for All NC Counties
RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 12 -- The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services issued the following news release: To support communities in improving outcomes for young children and families, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has released county data for the 10 goals and more than 50 measures that are part of the state's Early Childhood Action Plan. These new data reports are available for all 100 counties and cover issues such as infant mortality, food and housin  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Bel Pineville Limited Partnership
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 14 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-1037): In the Matter of Notification by Bel Pineville Limited Partnership, 7700 Cedar Point Lane, Charlotte, North Carolina 28210, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Berkshire Place Apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina ORDER APPROVING TARIFF REVISION BY THE COMMISSION: On November 1, 2019, Bel Pineville Limited Par  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving BMA Lakewood
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 12 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-817): In the Matter of Notification by BMA Lakewood, LLC, 3100Monticello Avenue, Suite 600, Dallas, Texas 75205, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Lakewood I & II Apartments in Rowan County, North Carolina ORDER APPROVING TARIFF REVISION BY THE COMMISSION: On October29, 2019, BMA Lakewood, LLC(Applicant) filed with the Commissi  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Few Good Men Moving & Storage
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 15 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. T-4421): In the Matter of A Few Good Men Moving & Storage, LLC 1634 US 1 North, Youngsville, North Carolina, 27596 - Request to Cancel Certificate ORDER CANCELING CERTIFICATE BY THE COMMISSION: On November 13, 2019, the Commission received an email on behalf of A Few Good Men Moving & Storage, LLC, requesting cancellation of its certificate since the company has ceased operations  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Fisher-Forest Village
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 12 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2266): In the Matter of Notification by Fisher-Forest Village, Salisbury Square Investment, LLC, 614 North Main Street,Salisbury, North Carolina 28144, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Forest Village/Salisbury Square Apartments in Rowan County, North Carolina ORDER APPROVING TARIFF REVISION BY THE COMMISSION: On October 29, 2  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Mason Andrew NC Partners
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 13 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2447): In the Matter of Notification by Mason Andrew NC Partners, LLC, 3424 Peach tree Road Northeast, Suite300, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Wren Northlake Apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina ORDER APPROVING TARIFF REVISION BY THE COMMISSION: On October 31, 2019, Mason Andrew NC Partn  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Town & Country Mobile Home Park
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 12 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2255): In the Matter of Notification by Town & Country Mobile Home Park, LLC, 530 Lady Street, Suite 301, Columbia, South Carolina 29201, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Town and Country Mobile Home Parkin Buncombe County, North Carolina ORDER APPROVING TARIFF REVISION BY THE COMMISSION: On October 29, 2019, Town & Countr  more

North Carolina A.G. Stein Calls on FTC to Limit Employee Non-Compete Clauses
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 15 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein today urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to consider a rule on abusive non-compete clauses in employment contracts. Attorney General Stein joins a coalition of 19 attorneys general highlighting the damage these clauses do to workers, other businesses, and consumers. "North Carolina's workers should be free to make decisions about their employment b  more

North Carolina A.G. Stein Calls on U.S. Department of Education to Forgive Loans of ITT Students
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 14 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein called on the U.S. Department of Education to forgive federal student loans for eligible ITT students as authorized by federal regulations. An estimated 52,000 former students are eligible for nearly $833 million in closed school discharge relief, but recent information indicates that only 7,000 former students have been granted relief that amounts to les  more

North Carolina A.G. Stein Fights for Protections for Abused Immigrant Children
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 15 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein pushed back against a federal proposal that would undermine children's ability to obtain Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) status. SIJ status protects abused, neglected, and abandoned children by allowing them to become legal residents, and eventually, U.S. citizens. The Trump administration's proposal threatens to undercut SIJ protections that have existe  more

North Carolina A.G. Stein Urges Congress to Support Veteran Treatment Courts
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 13 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein today urged Congress to support veterans struggling with substance use disorder and mental health issues by passing the Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act of 2019. The legislation would provide grants and assistance to veteran treatment courts, diversion programs that help veterans with minor, non-violent offenses address their substance misuse and   more

North Carolina ABC Commission Holds Regular Meeting
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 13 -- The North Carolina Department of Commerce ABC Commission issued the following news release: The North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission held its regular monthly meeting on November 13, 2019 and ratified 91 hearing cases that resulted in penalties in excess of $109,200 and/or imposition of suspensions of permits for three days or more. Fines are due December 6, 2019, and suspensions begin December 13, 2019. The Commission approved a proposed new   more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper: Legislators Should Stay and Negotiate Teacher Pay
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 15 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - Republican legislators attempt to desert educators again * * * Governor Roy Cooper today sent a letter to Republican legislative leadership encouraging them to stay in Raleigh and negotiate teacher pay with him. North Carolina teachers are working without decent pay raises while Republicans refuse to come to the negotiating table. In addition to earlier compromise offers, Democ  more

North Carolina State University Wins Association of Public & Land-grant Universities National Economic Engagement Award
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 11 -- North Carolina State University issued the following news release: The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) on Sunday named North Carolina State University a 2019 Innovation & Economic Prosperity (IEP) awardee. The IEP awards recognize innovative projects or programs in economic engagement. The winners of the awards were announced at the 2019 APLU Annual Meeting in San Diego. NC State won the IEP Economic Engagement Connections award, th  more

On the Frontlines of the Future: Collins Aerospace Inducts New Class of Fellows With Industry-Leading Expertise
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Nov. 12 -- Collins Aerospace Systems issued the following news release: Collins Aerospace Systems announced today that is has inducted a new class of 26 Fellows. Through their industry-leading expertise, Fellows play an integral role in helping the company redefine aerospace with more intelligent, more connected and more electric solutions for its customers. Collins Aerospace is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). With exceptional technical knowledge in   more

Premier Inc. Forms Contigo Health to Help Health Systems and Employers Work Better, Together
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Nov. 12 -- Premier, a healthcare improvement company, issued the following news release: Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC), a healthcare improvement company, has formed a new organization that is focused on optimizing care through clinically led partnerships with large, national employers and their health plans. The company, Contigo Health(TM), is designed to be a clinically driven network of health systems collaborating with employers and their health plans to deliver the  more

Qorvo RF Fusion 5G Portfolio Wins 2019 WEAA Product of the Year Award
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Nov. 11 -- 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 the Qorvo RF Fusion(TM) 5G Portfolio has won the 2019 Product of the Year from ASPENCORE's World Electronics Achievement Awards (WEAA) in the RF/Wireless/Microwave category. The award recognizes   more

Qorvo Unveils Groundbreaking Integration and Performance With Motor Control and Drive SoC for Brushless DC Power Tools
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Nov. 14 -- 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 introduced the highest-performing MCU and integrated motor control and drive product on the market. The single, system-on-chip (SoC) controller enables high efficiency, high performance and a longer battery life  more

Rep. Cooper Spells Out Opposition to ISD in Letter to State Board and Calls on Board to Prioritize Supports for Low-Performing Schools in 2020-21 Budget Request
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 11 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: In a letter last week to State Board of Education Chairman Eric Davis, Gov. Cooper reiterated his opposition to the Innovative School District, or ISD, and asked that the Board prioritize in its short session budget request the supports needed to help North Carolina's lowest-performing schools improve. "Turning over control of a public school to a private charter school operator is both b  more

Sale of Lord Corporation Leads to $1 Billion-Plus Fund for Education, Research at Cleveland Clinic, Duke, Mit and USC
DURHAM, North Carolina, Nov. 13 -- LORD Corp., a manufacturer of adhesives, coatings, motion management devices and sensing technologies, issued the following news release: The sale of LORD Corporation, a century-old, privately-held manufacturing company, has led to the distribution of more than $1 billion to four charitable foundations that support institutions seeking to advance education and research. Cleveland Clinic, Duke University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the  more

Turning (More) Fat, Sewage Into Natural Gas: North Carolina State University
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 14 [TNSenergyresearch-Water Research journal] -- North Carolina State University issued the following news release: North Carolina State University researchers have developed what is, to date, the most efficient means of converting sewage sludge and restaurant grease into methane. After treating sewage, wastewater treatment plants are left with solid sludge, called biosolids. For years, utilities have treated biosolids with microbes that produce methane. In recent  more

University of North Carolina Receives $1.6M DOJ Grant to House National Drug Court Resource Center
WILMINGTON, North Carolina, Nov. 13 [TNSgrants-DOJ] -- The University of North Carolina Wilmington campus issued the following news release: UNCW has received $1.6M in funding from the U.S. Department of Justice to transition the National Drug Court Resource Center (NDCRC) to North Carolina. Currently housed at the Justice Programs Office at American University, the NDCRC is the country's primary resource hub for problem-solving courts, including adult and juvenile drug courts, tribal healing-t  more

University of North Carolina: International Group of Scientists Create 'Imaging Africa' Initiative
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Nov. 12 -- The University of North Carolina's School of Medicine issued the following news release: UNC School of Medicine's Klaus Hahn, PhD, and colleagues from around the world will lead an intensive workshop and symposium to increase student knowledge of microscope technologies, including cellphone-based technology and super-resolution modalities. The workshop and symposium are free to all student scientists in Africa. Six scientists from five world-renowned res  more

University of North Carolina: Researchers Explore Wellness, Campus Inclusion
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Nov. 14 -- The University of North Carolina Greensboro campus issued the following news: When we talk about inclusivity on college campuses, there's a population that often gets left out of the conversation: students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD). Nationally, there are more than 260 inclusive postsecondary education (IPSE) programs for students with IDD. But outside of these programs, it can be difficult for these students to get the reso  more

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Bright Ideas Grants Support Learning in Science
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Nov. 15 -- The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools issued the following news: Thanks to a Bright Ideas grant, Kate Clement-Hall's sixth-graders at The Downtown School will be learning about how to produce food in an environmentally friendly way by creating an aquaponics system at the school. Aquaponics combines conventional aquaculture - raising such aquatic animals as snails, fish, crayfish or prawns in tanks - with hydroponics - cultivating plants in water - i  more

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools: New Scholarship for Low-Income Graduates Going to Forsyth Tech
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Nov. 13 -- The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools issued the following news: Students in low-income households graduating from any Winston-Salem/Forsyth County high school in 2020 are now eligible for a scholarship that will make it possible for them to attend Forsyth Technical Community College without cost. The new initiative, which was announced on the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 13, is made possible in large part by an $870,000 grant from BB&T Corp. Those g  more