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Adaptive platform clinical research trial design to expedite potential new treatments for veterans WILMINGTON, N.C., PPD, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPD), a leading global contract research organization, has been awarded Defense Health Agency funds to support a five-year Research Project Award (RPA) to develop and execute an adaptive platform clinical research trial of drug interventions to treat post-traumatic…

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WILMINGTON, NC – New Hanover Regional Medical Center facilities, including NHRMC Physician Group practices, have started using a touchless patient screening technology to quickly detect masks and check temperatures upon a person’s arrival.  NHRMC has deployed 55 units across multiple locations. The devices help patients by offering a more efficient check-in process and help support operations…

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., Truist Bank today announced it will redeem all $700,000,000 principal amount outstanding of its 2.85% Senior Notes due April 1, 2021 (CUSIP 07330NAJ4) on the redemption date of March 1, 2021. The redemption price for the notes will be equal to 100% of the principal amount of the notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest thereon to, but excluding, the…

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Diverse small business owners take their innovative product ideas from pitch to shelves, debuting on Lowes.com and in stores throughout 2021 MOORESVILLE, N.C., An invention sparked by a life-changing crash. A product that transforms a bag of dirt into a fruitful plan forward. A matriarch’s family recipe passed down through generations of meals. Sound like products…

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OCEAN ISLE BEACH, N.C. –  Brunswick County Chairman Randy Thompson declared a state of emergency effective 12 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17 in response to the loss of life, injuries, and properties damaged by the tornado that impacted the Ocean Isle Beach area early Tuesday morning. A copy of the proclamation is at https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/2021-02-17-Proclamation-SOE-Tornado.pdf If other measures…

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Board initiates national search for new leader as part of ongoing succession planning RALEIGH, N.C.  – State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) announced today President and CEO Michael J. Lord is retiring effective Aug. 31, 2021 and will remain in his current role through the transition period to his successor. The credit union’s board of directors has initiated…

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Wilmington, N.C., Cardinal Foods LLC, a Burgaw-based food processor, announced today significant plans to expand its facility and services in Pender County. The company currently provides growers across the eastern US with solutions for fruit and vegetable processing, marketing and distribution. Company plans call for expanded capacity to better serve blueberry, sweet potato and butternut squash…

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Duke Energy today projected that the hazardous wintry precipitation and high-winds from the approaching winter storm could cause nearly 1 million power outages – some lasting several days – beginning Thursday in North Carolina and South Carolina, based on the storm’s current forecasted track. Duke Energy has thousands of employees supporting the…

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Training magazine recognizes PPD for innovative training practices for 10th consecutive year WILMINGTON, N.C.  PPD, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPD) has been recognized for the 10th consecutive year as one of the leading U.S. businesses for employee learning and development. PPD was named to Training magazine’s Top 100 list, which honors companies that demonstrate measurable results from effective employee learning and development tied to strategic…

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