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Google Fiber to Launch New Product Range for Small Businesses

Google Fiber to Launch New Product Range for Small Businesses

City manager at Google Fiber for Charlotte, Mary Ellen Player, revealed that the company is launching an array of high-speed products, particularly for small business owners, as Google Fiber announces the availability of the service in Charlotte. The highly projected proclamation was made on July 12, 2016 at the new location of the company, close to the 7th Street Public Market uptown.

Fisherman beaches behemoth tiger shark on June 29th from North Topsail Beach

Fisherman beaches behemoth tiger shark on June 29th from North Topsail Beach

David Schmidt of Holly Ridge has just 2 years of experience in land based shark fishing, and with this, only he calls himself comparatively new to the sport. But he didn’t take much time in learning skills and with a 10-pound fake albacore as bait, he stranded a behemoth tiger shark from North Topsail Beach on June 29, measuring 11 feet and 7 inches long, with an estimated weight of around 700 pounds.

Wilkes County is looking forward to 21st annual Relay for Life

Wilkes County is looking forward to 21st annual Relay for Life

The 21st annual Wilkes Relay for Life is expected to take place on June 10 and 31 teams have already raised $48,000 for cancer research. This year the event will be held in the Rotary Park on West Park Drive in North Wilkesboro unlike previous year, when this was organized in Wilkes Community College. The very first Wilkes Relay took place in 1996.

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Warning signs put up to Alert beachgoers of great white sharks in Cape Cod waters

Warning signs put up to Alert beachgoers of great white sharks in Cape Cod waters

Watch out for great white sharks this summer if you are among regular beachgoers to beaches that are along East Coast, as the shark population is on rise there. Officials and researchers are warning people about their possible encounter with these sharks. A lot of things such as drones, smartphone apps, old-school flags and signs are being used to alert many beachgoers to ensure their safety.

Portland to temporarily block employee trips to North Carolina

Portland to temporarily block employee trips to North Carolina

Portland city leaders are preparing a travel embargo against North Carolina, alleging that the state has discriminatory laws affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

The City Council of Portland is considering temporarily suspending all city travel by public employees to the state of North Carolina as part of the city’s protest against a new state law that puts off local governments from expanding protections for the LGBT people.

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Landmark Study: Novel technique turns skin cells into cancer-killing cells

Landmark Study: Novel technique turns skin cells into cancer-killing cells

In a landmark study, researchers at the University of North Carolina have developed a technique that turns skin cells into cancer-hunting stem cells, in mice. The study team achieved success in killing brain tumor cells of glioblastoma. The discovery can help in finding a new and more effective treatment for the disease.

Resilient Tardigrades can bear a lot, Japanese research team finds out

Resilient Tardigrades can bear a lot, Japanese research team finds out

Cute water bears were lying in a little frozen moss when a group of Japanese researchers found them during a journey to the Antarctic in 1983. However, instead of warming up the creatures, known as tardigrades, the scientists packed them in an ice box and shipped them back to Japan. The researchers stuck them in a lab for over three decades.

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