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  1. Hydrology of major estuaries and sounds of North Carolina

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Giese, G.L.; Wilder, Hugh B.; Parker, Garald G., Jr.

    1979-01-01

    Knowledge of the basic hydrology of North Carolina 's major estuaries and sounds is necessary to help solve hydrology-related estuarine problems which include contamination of some estuaries with municipal and industrial wastes and drainage from adjacent intensively-farmed areas, nuisance-level algal blooms, excessive shoaling in some navigation channels, saltwater intrusion into usually fresh estuarine reaches, too-high or too-low salinities in nursery areas for various estuarine species, and flood damages due to hurricanes. Saltwater intrusion occurs from time to time in all major estuaries in North Carolina except the Roanoke River, where releases from Roanoke Rapids Lake and other reservoirs during otherwise low-flow periods effectively block saline water from the estuary. (Woodard-USGS)

  2. North Carolina

    Atmospheric Science Data Center

    2014-05-15

    ... (Terra orbit 4344) captures the intricate system of barrier islands, wetlands, and estuaries comprising the coastal environments of North ... formats available at JPL October 11, 2000 - Barrier islands, wetlands, and estuaries of coastal North Carolina and ...

  3. Hydrology of major estuaries and sounds of North Carolina

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Giese, G.L.; Wilder, Hugh B.; Parker, Garald G., Jr.

    1985-01-01

    Hydrology-related problems associated with North Carolina 's major estuaries and sounds include contamination of some estuaries with municipal and industrial wastes and drainage from adjacent, intensively farmed areas, and nuisance-level algal blooms. In addition, there is excessive shoaling in some navigation channels, salt-water intrusion into usually fresh estuarine reaches, too high or too-low salinities in nursery areas for various estuarine species, and flood damage due to hurricanes. The Cape Fear River is the only major North Carolina estuary having a direct connection to the sea. Short-term flow throughout most of its length is dominated by ocean tides. Freshwater entering the major estuaries is, where not contaminated, of acceptable quality for drinking with minimum treatment. However, iron concentrations in excess of 0.3 milligrams per liter sometimes occur and water draining from swampy areas along the Coastal Plain is often highly colored, but these problems may be remedied with proper treatment. Nuisance-level algal blooms have been a recurring problem on the lower estuarine reaches of the Neuse, Tar-Pamlico, and Chowan Rivers where nutrients (compounds of phosphorous and nitrogen) are abundant. The most destructive blooms tend to occur in the summer months during periods of low freshwater discharge and relatively high water temperatures. Saltwater intrusion occurs from time to time in all major estuaries except the Roanoke River, where releases from Roanoke Rapids Lake and other reservoirs during otherwise low-flow periods effectively block saline water from the estuary. New shoaling materials found in the lower channelized reaches of the Cape Fear and Northeast Cape Fear Rivers are primarily derived, not from upstream sources, but from nearby shore erosion, from slumping of material adjacent to the dredged channels, from old spoil areas, or from ocean-derived sediments carried upstream by near-bottom density currents.

  4. PEAK DISCHARGE STREAMFLOW - NORTH CAROLINA PORTION OF ALBEMARLE-PAMLICO ESTUARY

    EPA Science Inventory

    Peak discharge data from the U.S. Geological Survey (http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis-w/NC) for gaging stations within the North Carolina portion of the Albemarle-Pamlico Estuary watershed. Record dates vary by gaging station. Data for each station are located in a text file named ...

  5. DAILY STREAMFLOW - NORTH CAROLINA PORTION OF THE ALBEMARLE-PAMLICO ESTUARY

    EPA Science Inventory

    Daily mean discharge data from the U.S. Geological Survey (http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis-w/NC) for gaging stations within the North Carolina portion of the Albemarle-Pamlico Estuary watershed. Record dates vary by gaging station. Data for each station are located in a text file ...

  6. Continuous resistivity profiling data from the upper Neuse River Estuary, North Carolina, 2004-2005

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Cross, VeeAnn A.; Bratton, John F.; Bergeron, Emile M.; Meunier, Jeff K.; Crusius, John; Koopmans, Dirk

    2006-01-01

    The Neuse River Estuary in North Carolina has suffered impacts of eutrophication in recent years. As part of a larger project to better constrain nutrient budgets in the estuary, field investigations were performed to study occurrence and discharge of fresh and brackish ground water and nutrients beneath the estuary itself (fig. 1). A Continuous Resistivity Profiling (CRP) system (Manheim and others, 2004) was used to map the depth of the freshwater-saltwater interface (FSI) in sub-estuarine groundwater. This study area serves as a typological representation of a submarine groundwater environment characteristic of a shallow estuary in a wide coastal plain that has not experienced glaciation. Similar settings extend from New Jersey to Georgia, and along the Gulf of Mexico in the U.S. This report archives 29 lines of data collected during 2004 and 2005 surveys representing almost 210 km of survey lines. These data are further explained in the Data Processing section of the report and previews available of the processed data are available.

  7. A dynamic water-quality modeling framework for the Neuse River estuary, North Carolina

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Bales, Jerad D.; Robbins, Jeanne C.

    1999-01-01

    As a result of fish kills in the Neuse River estuary in 1995, nutrient reduction strategies were developed for point and nonpoint sources in the basin. However, because of the interannual variability in the natural system and the resulting complex hydrologic-nutrient inter- actions, it is difficult to detect through a short-term observational program the effects of management activities on Neuse River estuary water quality and aquatic health. A properly constructed water-quality model can be used to evaluate some of the potential effects of manage- ment actions on estuarine water quality. Such a model can be used to predict estuarine response to present and proposed nutrient strategies under the same set of meteorological and hydrologic conditions, thus removing the vagaries of weather and streamflow from the analysis. A two-dimensional, laterally averaged hydrodynamic and water-quality modeling framework was developed for the Neuse River estuary by using previously collected data. Development of the modeling framework consisted of (1) computational grid development, (2) assembly of data for model boundary conditions and model testing, (3) selection of initial values of model parameters, and (4) limited model testing. The model domain extends from Streets Ferry to Oriental, N.C., includes seven lateral embayments that have continual exchange with the main- stem of the estuary, three point-source discharges, and three tributary streams. Thirty-five computational segments represent the mainstem of the estuary, and the entire framework contains a total of 60 computa- tional segments. Each computational cell is 0.5 meter thick; segment lengths range from 500 meters to 7,125 meters. Data that were used to develop the modeling framework were collected during March through October 1991 and represent the most comprehensive data set available prior to 1997. Most of the data were collected by the North Carolina Division of Water Quality, the University of North Carolina Institute of Marine Sciences, and the U.S. Geological Survey. Limitations in the modeling framework were clearly identified. These limitations formed the basis for a set of suggestions to refine the Neuse River estuary water-quality model.

  8. Assessing the effects of nutrient management in an estuary experiencing climatic change: the Neuse River Estuary, North Carolina.

    PubMed

    Paerl, Hans W; Valdes, Lexia M; Piehler, Michael F; Stow, Craig A

    2006-03-01

    Eutrophication is a serious water quality problem in estuaries receiving increasing anthropogenic nutrient loads. Managers undertaking nutrient-reduction strategies aimed at controlling estuarine eutrophication are faced with the challenge that upstream freshwater segments often are phosphorus (P)-limited, whereas more saline downstream segments are nitrogen (N)-limited. Management also must consider climatic (hydrologic) variability, which affects nutrient delivery and processing. The interactive effects of selective nutrient input reductions and climatic perturbations were examined in the Neuse River Estuary (NRE), North Carolina, a shallow estuary with more than a 30-year history of accelerated nutrient loading and water quality decline. The NRE also has experienced a recent increase in Atlantic hurricanes and record flooding, which has affected hydrology and nutrient loadings. The authors examined the water quality consequences of selective nutrient (P but not N) reductions in the 1980s, followed by N reductions in the 1990s and an increase in hurricane frequency since the mid-1990s. Selective P reductions decreased upstream phytoplankton blooms, but increased downstream phytoplankton biomass. Storms modified these trends. In particular, upstream annual N and P concentrations have decreased during the elevated hurricane period. Increased flushing and scouring from storms and flooding appear to have enhanced nutrient retention capabilities of the NRE watershed. From a management perspective, one cannot rely on largely unpredictable changes in storm frequency and intensity to negate anthropogenic nutrient enrichment and eutrophication. To control eutrophication along the hydrologically variable freshwater-marine continuum, N and P reductions should be applied adaptively to reflect point-source-dominated drought and non-point-source-dominated flood conditions. PMID:16456630

  9. Impacts of rainfall on the water quality of the Newport River Estuary (Eastern North Carolina, USA).

    PubMed

    Coulliette, Angela D; Noble, Rachel T

    2008-12-01

    The Newport River Estuary (NPRE), an important North Carolina (NC) shellfish harvesting area, has been experiencing alterations to the land-water interface due to increasing population and coastal development. Water quality degradation in the estuary over the last decade has led to an increase of shellfish harvesting area closures, and has been postulated to be due to non-point source contamination in the form of stormwater. Water samples were taken in the NPRE (n =179) over a range of weather conditions and all seasons from August 2004 to September 2006. Fecal coliform (FC), as estimated by E. coli (EC), and Enterococcus (ENT) concentrations (MPN per 100 ml) were examined in relation to rainfall levels and distance from land. The relationships among the fecal indicator bacteria (FIB) and environmental parameters were also examined. The data revealed a significant increase in FC concentrations after measured rainfall amounts of 2.54 cm (general threshold) and 3.81 cm (management action threshold). However, higher than expected FIB concentrations existed during conditions of negligible rainfall (<0.25 cm), indicating a possible reservoir population in the sediment. Overall, stormwater runoff appears to be adversely impacting water quality in the NPRE. PMID:18401112

  10. Nitrogen loading sources and eutrophication of the Neuse River estuary, North Carolina: Direct and indirect roles of atmospheric deposition

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    Paerl, H.W.; Mallin, M.A.; Donahue, C.A.; Go, M.; Peierls, B.L.

    1995-01-01

    A multi-year (1990-1993) field survey and in situ bioassay study was undertaken to examine trophic and biogeochemical impacts of nutrient loading events at 3 representative oligohaline and mesohaline locations in the Neuse River Estuary North Carolina. Additional data were evaluated from an earlier study (1987-1990) at a mesohaline location. Previous studies showed the estuary as being nitrogen-limited throughout much of th year. In addition there is evidence and concern that recent increases in nitrogen loading have led to spatial and temporal expansion of phytoplankton blooms, indicating accelerating eutrophication. Accordingly, we examined the roles of significant nitrogen (N) inputs on the eutrophication process.

  11. Seeking a Chemical Signature for Flood Deposits, Neuse River Estuary, North Carolina

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Benninger, L. K.; Wells, J. T.

    2004-05-01

    Major flooding in eastern North Carolina during September-November 1999 caused substantial sediment redistribution in the Neuse River estuary. Locations showing both net erosion and net deposition have been identified by comparing profiles of excess 210-Pb and fallout 137-Cs in cores collected before and after the flooding. While these radionuclide tracers are well suited to studies of modern flooding, however, their half-lives and input histories limit their utility to the last 50-100 years. Thus we have sought a chemical signature which might identify flood-derived sediments in older deposits. The 1999 floods did not leave coarse sediments in the thalweg of the Neuse estuary. The only texturally distinctive flood deposits were thin (< 1 cm) and spatially discontinuous shell layers. At one site in the lower estuary, however, the top 6 cm of a core was red in color when collected in November 1999. This gives a minimum of 6 cm flood deposition at this site; 137-Cs maxima before and after flooding suggest net flood deposition of 10-16 cm. Sediment samples from this core, and from a pre-flood (1988) core from the same location have been analyzed for a suite a major, minor, and trace elements. Elemental concentrations in both cores were normalized to aluminum to account for lithologic variations. The post-flood core-top has lower Si/Al, Mg/Al, and Ca/Al than the pre-flood core-top, suggesting that the flood deposits contain less quartz and calcium carbonate than pre-flood sediments. Fe/Al is distinctly higher in the post-flood core-top, but in time diagenesis may erase this signal. For many elements M/Al ratios do not differ systematically between pre-flood and post-flood cores (e.g., M = Cr, Ni, Zr, La, Ce, Th). Cu/Al, Zn/Al and Pb/Al vary between pre-flood and post-flood cores, but because of pollution inputs of Cu, Zn, and Pb these signals probably have little utility in pre-colonial sediments. Given present data the most promising candidates as tracers of flood deposits in the Neuse estuary appear to be Nb/Al and U/Al, both of which are elevated in post-flood core-tops; the U/Al signal may be compromised by estuarine U chemistry in older deposits.

  12. Comparing spatial and temporal dynamics of anammox and denitrifying communities at Cape Fear River Estuary and New River Estuary, North Carolina

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lisa, J. A.; Hirsch, M. D.; Duernberger, K. A.; Tobias, C. R.; Song, B.

    2010-12-01

    Anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox) and denitrification are two main microbial processes capable of removing fixed nitrogen by conversion into a gaseous species. Both microbial processes are known to occur in anoxic estuarine sediments and are capable of remediating excess nitrogen loadings from anthropogenic activities. In order to understand the importance of anammox and denitrification in estuarine ecosystems, we investigated both processes in two different estuaries of North Carolina to compare sedimentary nitrogen removal capacity and to identify key players of N2 production pathways. Both Cape Fear River Estuary (CFRE) and New River Estuary (NRE) are highly enriched with nitrogen from anthropogenic sources in spite of distinct geomorphological and geochemical characteristics. We conducted seasonal samplings to collect sediments across transects at fifteen stations along each estuary. 15N tracer techniques were used to measure spatial and temporal variations of N2 production by denitrification and anammox in estuarine sediments. Molecular analysis of nitrous oxide reductase (nosZ) and hydrazine oxidase (hzo) genes was conducted to examine community structures of denitrifying and anammox bacteria, respectively. Denitrification was found to be the dominant N2 production processes in both estuaries. Anammox contributed up to 19% and 15 % of total N2 productions in the CFEE and the NRE, respectively. Phylogenetic analysis of hzo genes identified that the anammox bacteria at both estuaries are closely associated with five known genera in the order Brocadiales. Anammox communities at the CFRE showed biogeographical distribution along the estuarine gradients while high seasonal variations were observed in the NRE communities. Spatial and temporal variations of denitrifying communities at both estuaries were also found based on nosZ gene analysis. Multivariate analysis was conducted to define key biogeochemical parameters influencing the community dynamics and activities of anammox and denitrifying bacteria in these ecosystems. Thus, this study reveals the importance of community structure to its function, as well as estimates and compares potential N removal capacity in two geologically distinct estuarine ecosystems.

  13. Importance of atmospherically deposited nitrogen to the annual nitrogen budget of the Neuse River estuary, North Carolina.

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    Whitall D; Hendrickson B; Paerl H

    2003-06-01

    Wet deposition of nitrogen, as NH(4)(+), NO(3)(-), and organic N, contributes up to 50% of the total externally supplied or 'new' N flux to the Neuse River Estuary (North Carolina). Excessive nitrogen (N) loading to N-sensitive waters such as the Neuse River Estuary has been linked to changes in microbial and algal community composition and function (harmful algal blooms), hypoxia/anoxia, and fish kills. In a 4-year study from July 1996 to July 2000, the weekly wet deposition of NH(4)(+), NO(3)(-), and dissolved organic N was calculated, based on concentration and precipitation measurements, at 11 sites on a northwest-southeast transect in the watershed. Data from this period indicate that the annual mean total wet atmospherically deposited (AD)-N flux was 11 kg ha(-1) year(-1). Deposition was fairly evenly distributed between nitrate, ammonium, and organics (32%, 32%, and 36%, respectively). Seasonally, the summer (June-August) months contained the highest weekly wet total N deposition; this trend was not driven by precipitation amount. Estimates of watershed N retention and in-stream riverine processing revealed that the AD-N flux contributed an estimated 20% (range of 15-51%) of the total 'new' N flux to the estuary, with direct deposition of N to the estuary surface accounting for 6% of the total 'new' N flux. This study did not measure the dry depositional flux, which may double the contribution of AD-N to the estuary. The AD-N is an important source of 'new' N to the Neuse River Estuary as well as other estuarine and coastal ecosystems downwind of major emission sources. As such, AD-N should be included in effective nutrient mitigation and management efforts for these N-sensitive waters.

  14. Effects of intratidal and tidal range variability on circulation and salinity structure in the Cape Fear River Estuary, North Carolina

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Becker, May Ling; Luettich, Richard A.; Seim, Harvey

    2009-04-01

    Tidal influences on circulation and the salinity structure are investigated in the largely unstudied Cape Fear River Estuary (CFRE), North Carolina, a partially mixed estuary along the southeast coast of the United States. During two different tidal conditions (high versus low tidal range) and when river flow was low, salinity and velocity data were collected over a semidiurnal tidal cycle in a 2.8 km long transect along the estuary axis. Water level data were recorded nearby. Mechanisms that influence salt transport characteristics are diagnosed from an analysis of the field data. Specifically, we investigated the relationship between tidal range and salinity through comparison of along-channel circulation characteristics, computed salt fluxes, and coefficients of vertical eddy diffusivity (Kz) based on a parameterization and on salt budget analysis. Findings indicate up-estuary tidally driven salt fluxes resulting from oscillatory salt transport are dominant near the pycnocline, while mean advective transport dominates near the bottom during both tidal range periods. Earlier research related to salt transport in estuaries with significant gravitational circulation suggests that up-estuary salt transport increases during low tidal ranges as a result of increased gravitational circulation. In the CFRE, in contrast, net (tidally averaged) near-bottom along-channel velocities are greater during higher tidal range conditions than during lower tidal range conditions. Findings indicate stronger tidal forcing and associated mixing contribute to greater near-bottom salinity gradients and, consequently, increased baroclinic circulation. Lower near-bottom salinities during the higher tidal range period are a result of a combination of increased vertical turbulent salt fluxes near the pycnocline and increased bottom-generated mixing.

  15. Observations on spiny dogfish ( Squalus acanthias) captured in late spring in a North Carolina estuary.

    PubMed

    Bangley, Charles; Rulifson, Roger

    2014-01-01

    Five spiny dogfish were captured in early-mid May during gillnet and longline sampling targeting juvenile coastal sharks in inshore North Carolina waters.  Dogfish captures were made within Back Sound and Core Sound, North Carolina. All dogfish were females measuring 849-905 mm total length, well over the size at 50% maturity. Dogfish were caught at stations 1.8-2.7 m in depth, with temperatures 22.9-24.2 °C, 32.8-33.4 ppt salinity, and 6.9-8.0 mg/L dissolved oxygen. These observations are among the latest in the spring for spiny dogfish in the southeastern U.S. and occurred at higher temperatures than previously recorded for this species.  It is unclear whether late-occurring spiny dogfish in this area represent a cryptic late-migrating or resident segment of the Northwest Atlantic population. PMID:25469229

  16. Satellite remote sensing of chlorophyll a in support of nutrient management in the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico River (North Carolina) estuaries

    EPA Science Inventory

    The North Carolina Environmental Management Commission (EMC) has adopted as a water quality standard that chlorophyll a concentration should not exceed 40 ug/L in sounds, estuaries and other slow-moving waters. Exceedances require regulators to develop a Total Maximum Daily Limit...

  17. Mesozooplankton abundance in relation to the chlorophyll maximum in the Neuse River Estuary, North Carolina, USA: Implications for trophic dynamics

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kimmel, David G.; McGlaughon, Benjamin D.; Leonard, Jeremy; Paerl, Hans W.; Taylor, J. Christopher; Cira, Emily K.; Wetz, Michael S.

    2015-05-01

    Estuaries often have distinct zones of high chlorophyll a concentrations, known as chlorophyll maximum (CMAX). The persistence of these features is often attributed to physical (mixing and light availability) and chemical (nutrient availability) features, but the role of mesozooplankton grazing is rarely explored. We measured the spatial and temporal variability of the CMAX and mesozooplankton community in the eutrophic Neuse River Estuary, North Carolina. We also conducted grazing experiments to determine the relative impact of mesozooplankton grazing on the CMAX during the phytoplankton growing season (spring through late summer). The CMAX was consistently located upriver of the zone of maximum zooplankton abundance, with an average spatial separation of 18 km. Grazing experiments in the CMAX region revealed negligible effect of mesozooplankton on chlorophyll a during March, and no effect during June or August. These results suggest that the spatial separation of the peak in chlorophyll a concentration and mesozooplankton abundance results in minimal impact of mesozooplankton grazing, contributing to persistence of the CMAX for prolonged time periods. In the Neuse River Estuary, the low mesozooplankton abundance in the CMAX region is attributed to lack of a low salinity tolerant species, predation by the ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi, and/or physiologic impacts on mesozooplankton growth rates due to temperature (in the case of low wintertime abundances). The consequences of this lack of overlap result in exacerbation of the effects of eutrophication; namely a lack of trophic transfer to mesozooplankton in this region and the sinking of phytodetritus to the benthos that fuels hypoxia.

  18. FISH KILLS, NORTH CAROLINA

    EPA Science Inventory

    Data related to fish kills in North Carolina are collected and stored in tables on the Web at the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources. http://www.esb.enr.state.nc.us/Fishkill/fishkill00.htm

  19. NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM PERMITS FOR NORTH CAROLINA PORTION OF ALBEMARLE-PAMLICO ESTUARY

    EPA Science Inventory

    Excel spreadsheet of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits as of 4/2000 for the Albemarle-Pamlico Estuary watershed. Permitted flow is in millions of gallons per day. Discharge codes are:
    1 Domestic - Municipal
    2 Domestic - Industrial/Commercial

  20. Movement and dispersion of soluble pollutants in the Northeast Cape Fear Estuary, North Carolina

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Hubbard, E.F.; Stamper, William G.

    1972-01-01

    This report presents the results of a fluorescent-dye-tracing study to determine the concentrations of a pollutant that would be present in the Northeast Cape Fear Estuary at various rates of continuous waste injection and freshwater inflow. Rhodamine WT dye was introduced into the estuary at a constant rate over a 24.8-hour period (two tidal cycles) at a point 6.4 miles upstream from the mouth in Wilmington, N.C., and concentrations were monitored at several selected sections in the tide-affected part of the river for 17 days. The range between high and low tide in this reach of the estuary averages at-rut 3.5 feet, and there is usually strong flow in both directions. Results of the dye study indicate that if a pollutant were injected at a rate of 100 pounds per day under the conditions of relatively low inflow existing' at the time, concentrations would ultimately build up to 20 micrograms of dye per liter of water 1,000 feet downstream. The flushing time during the study is estimated to be 17 days. These results are extrapolated to include periods of lower or higher inflow. For example, at average intervals of 10 years, it is estimated that inflow is so low that 100 days are required for a pollutant to travel the 6.4 miles from the point of waste release to the mouth of the river. Under these conditions it is expected that 1,000 feet downstream from the point of waste discharge, daily maximum concentrations will average about 130 micrograms per liter for each 100 pounds of pollutant injected per day. Results of a continuous discharge measurement of flow made by current meter during a complete tidal cycle are presented as a part of this report. Data from this measurement and other evidence indicate that net upstream flow in the estuary is possible over a period of several days.

  1. Wet flux of Atmospherically Deposited Nitrogen to the Neuse River Watershed, North Carolina: its role in the "new" Nitrogen Budget of the Estuary

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Whitall, D. R.

    2001-05-01

    Anthropogenic nitrogen (N) loading to N sensitive coastal waters has been linked to eutrophication, changes in algal community composition and function (nuisance/harmful/toxic algal blooms), hypoxia/anoxia, and fish kills. Wet atmospheric deposition of nitrogen (AD-N) as NH4+, NO3- and organic N contributes over 15% of the total externally-supplied or "new" N flux to the Neuse River Estuary, a major tributary of the Pamlico Sound, North Carolina. In a four year study from July 1996 to July 2000, the weekly wet deposition of NH4+, NO3-- and dissolved organic N was calculated, based on concentration and precipitation measurements for a transect of 11 sites in the Neuse River watershed. Annual mean total wet AD-N flux was 1,076 mg m -2 yr-1 . Deposition was evenly distributed between nitrate, ammonium and organics (32%, 32% and 36% respectively). Seasonally, summer (June-August) months contained the highest weekly wet total N deposition, highest weekly wet NH4+ deposition and highest weekly wet NO3-- deposition; these trends were driven by precipitation N concentration, not by amount. Estimates of watershed N retention and in-stream riverine processing revealed that the AD-N flux contributed an estimated 20% (range of 15-51%) of the total "new" N flux to the estuary, with direct deposition of N to the estuary surface accounting for 6% of the total "new" N flux. Dry N deposition, which has not been quantified here, may up to double the contribution of AD-N to the estuary. AD-N is an important source of "new" N to the Neuse River Estuary as well as other estuarine and coastal ecosystems downwind of major emission sources. As such, AD-N should be included in effective nutrient mitigation and management efforts for these N-sensitive waters.

  2. Indians of North Carolina.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.

    A brief historical review of the Cherokee Indians from the mid-sixteenth century to modern day depicts an industrious tribe adversely affected by the settlement movement only to make exceptional economic advancements with the aid of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Civic pride and self-leadership among the Cherokee Indians in North Carolina has…

  3. North Carolina and SREB

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009

    2009-01-01

    The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) is a nonprofit organization that works collaboratively with North Carolina and 15 other member states to improve education at every level--from pre-K to postdoctoral study--through many effective programs and initiatives. SREB's "Challenge to Lead" Goals for Education, which call for the region to lead…

  4. North Carolina AEGD Model.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Brantley, Frank

    1991-01-01

    The University of North Carolina's postdoctoral advanced education in general dentistry program relies heavily on clinic productivity and effective management to meet the challenges of a diminishing state budget appropriation and lack of financial flexibility in the state university system. External funding is also sought actively but has not yet

  5. North Carolina AEGD Model.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Brantley, Frank

    1991-01-01

    The University of North Carolina's postdoctoral advanced education in general dentistry program relies heavily on clinic productivity and effective management to meet the challenges of a diminishing state budget appropriation and lack of financial flexibility in the state university system. External funding is also sought actively but has not yet…

  6. Eutrophication Model Accuracy - Comparison of Calibration and Verification Performance of a Model of the Neuse River Estuary, North Carolina

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bowen, J. D.

    2004-12-01

    A modified version of an existing two-dimensional, laterally averaged model (CE-QUAL-W2) was applied to predict water quality conditions in the lower 80-km of the Neuse River Estuary. Separate time periods were modeled for calibration and verification (model testing). The calibration time period ran from June 1997 to December 1999, while the verification time period ran from January to December 2000. During this time the estuary received two periods of unusually high inflows in early 1998 and again in September and October 1999. The latter rainfall event loaded the estuary with the equivalent of nearly two years worth of water and dissolved inorganic nitrogen in just six weeks. Overall, the level of calibration performance achieved by the model was comparable to that attained in other eutrophication model studies of eastern U.S. estuaries. The model most accurately simulated water quality constituents having a consistent spatial variation within the estuary (e.g. nitrate, salinity), and was least accurate for constituents without a consistent spatial variation (e.g. phosphate, chlorophyll-a). Calibration performance varied widely between the three algal groupings modeled (diatoms and dinoflagellates, cryptomonads and chlorophytes, cyanobacteria). Model performance during verification was comparable to the performance seen during calibration. The model's salinity prediction capabilities were somewhat better in the validation, while dissolved oxygen performance in the validation year was slightly poorer compared to calibration performance. Nutrient and chlorophyll-a performance were virtually the same between the calibration and verification exercises. As part of the TMDL analysis, an unsuccessful attempt was made to capture model error as a component of model uncertainty, but it was found that model residuals were neither unbiased nor normally distributed.

  7. Anguilliform larvae collected off North Carolina

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Ross, S.W.; Casazza, T.L.; Quattrini, A.M.; Sulak, K.J.

    2007-01-01

    The distinctive larval stage of eels (leptocephalus) facilitates dispersal through prolonged life in the open ocean. Leptocephali are abundant and diverse off North Carolina, yet data on distributions and biology are lacking. The water column (from surface to 1,293 m) was sampled in or near the Gulf Stream off Cape Hatteras, Cape Lookout, and Cape Fear, North Carolina during summer through fall of 1999-2005, and leptocephali were collected by neuston net, plankton net, Tucker trawl, and dip net. Additional samples were collected nearly monthly from a transect across southern Onslow Bay, North Carolina (from surface to 91 m) from April 2000 to December 2001 by bongo and neuston nets, Methot frame trawl, and Tucker trawl. Overall, 584 tows were completed, and 224 of these yielded larval eels. The 1,295 eel leptocephali collected (combining all methods and areas) represented at least 63 species (nine families). Thirteen species were not known previously from the area. Dominant families for all areas were Congridae (44% of individuals, 11 species), Ophichthidae (30% of individuals, 27 species), and Muraenidae (22% of individuals, ten species). Nine taxa accounted for 70% of the overall leptocephalus catches (in order of decreasing abundance): Paraconger caudilimbatus (Poey), Gymnothorax ocellatus Agassiz complex, Ariosoma balearicum (Delaroche), Ophichthus gomesii (Castelnau), Callechelys muraena Jordan and Evermann, Letharchus aliculatus McCosker, Rhynchoconger flavus (Goode and Bean), Ophichthus cruentifer (Goode and Bean), Rhynchoconger gracilior (Ginsburg). The top three species represented 52% of the total eel larvae collected. Most leptocephali were collected at night (79%) and at depths > 45 m. Eighty percent of the eels collected in discrete depth Tucker trawls at night ranged from mean depths of 59-353 m. A substantial number (38% of discrete depth sample total) of larval eels were also collected at the surface (neuston net) at night. Daytime leptocephalus distributions were less clear partly due to low catches and lower Tucker trawl sampling effort. While net avoidance may account for some of the low daytime catches, an alternative explanation is that many species of larval eels occur during the day at depths > 350 m. Larvae of 21 taxa of typically shallow water eels were collected at depths > 350 m, but additional discrete depth diel sampling is needed to resolve leptocephalus vertical distributions. The North Carolina adult eel fauna (estuary to at least 2,000 m) consists of 51 species, 41% of which were represented in these collections. Many species of leptocephali collected are not yet known to have juveniles or adults established in the South Atlantic Bight or north of Cape Hatteras. Despite Gulf Stream transport and a prolonged larval stage, many of these eel leptocephali may not contribute to their respective populations. ?? 2006 Springer-Verlag.

  8. Environmental controls on intragroup diversity of the uncultured benthic archaea of the miscellaneous Crenarchaeotal group lineage naturally enriched in anoxic sediments of the White Oak River estuary (North Carolina, USA).

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    Lazar, Cassandre Sara; Biddle, Jennifer F; Meador, Travis B; Blair, Nic; Hinrichs, Kai-Uwe; Teske, Andreas P

    2015-07-01

    Sediments of the White Oak River (WOR) estuary are situated on the coast of North Carolina harbour, one of the most diverse known populations of uncultured Archaea, specifically the miscellaneous Crenarchaeotal group (MCG). In order to constrain the environmental factors influencing the uncultured archaeal groups in the WOR estuary, biogeochemical profiles as well as archaeal 16S rRNA genes from sediment pushcores were analysed. The relative fraction of MCG Archaea in clone libraries decreased at shallow sediment depths (27% of the total MCG). A LINKTREE analysis of the MCG intragroup diversity reinforced the observation that the MCG subgroup 6 was found predominantly within sulfide-depleted shallow sediment layers; other subgroups (especially MCG-1 and MCG-5/8) occurred preferentially in deeper, more strongly reducing sediment layers. The available evidence from this study and published MCG distribution patterns indicates that the MCG-6 subgroup is a specialized MCG lineage that, in contrast to other MCG subgroups, prefers suboxic sediment horizons with minimal or no free sulfide. Collectively, our results reveal the habitat preferences of different MCG subgroups in the WOR sediments and suggest that physiological adaptations to distinct sedimentary geochemical niches evolved in different MCG subgroups. PMID:25331558

  9. Meeting the Challenge in Rural North Carolina

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    Barwick, Joseph T.

    2004-01-01

    If the nation's economy over the past 10 years can be described as a roller coaster, North Carolina was riding in the first car. The 1990s offered the promise of North Carolina's moving to the forefront of the nation's prosperity, since it outranked most states on many positive indices and outranked other southern states on most of them. North

  10. Ecology of the Pamlico River, North Carolina: an estuarine profile

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    Copeland, B.J.; Hodson, R.G.; Riggs, S.R.

    1984-04-01

    The Pamlico River Estuary in eastern North Carolina is a continuation of the freshwater Tar River and a major tributary to Pamlico Sound, the primary estuarine fishing ground of the State. Water circulation in the estuary is dominated by wind and freshwater inflow. Water salinities range from oligohaline in the upper reaches of the river to mesohaline in most of the lower estuary. Summer water stratification and deoxygenation of bottom waters is a commonly occurring phenomenon. The Pamlico River Estuary is a phytoplankton-based system, supplemented by detrital inputs. Phytoplankton concentrations peak in the spring with a dinoflagellate bloom. Three distinct macrobenthic assemblages dominated by mollusks and annelids occur in shallow water along the salinity gradient. The estuary serves as an important nursery ground for the postlarvae and juveniles of a number of migratory fish species as well as shrimp and blue crabs. These organisms exhibit marked seasonality in their occurrence, governed by a combination of tributary inflows, water temperatures, and water circulation. The Pamlico River Estuary supports a productive fishery in both the river and the Pamlico Sound. Impacts of large-scale drainage activities and nutrient inputs on this fishery are among the issues facing managers of the estuary. 108 references, 69 figures, 26 tables.

  11. North Carolina School Nurse Leadership Institute

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    Guttu, Martha

    2007-01-01

    Recognizing that school nurse leaders are essential to the development of school nurses, the North Carolina School Nurse Leadership Institute was developed to enable school nurse leaders to update and advance their leadership skills. The Institute was a collaborative endeavor between the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services,…

  12. Meeting the Challenge in Rural North Carolina

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    Barwick, Joseph T.

    2004-01-01

    If the nation's economy over the past 10 years can be described as a roller coaster, North Carolina was riding in the first car. The 1990s offered the promise of North Carolina's moving to the forefront of the nation's prosperity, since it outranked most states on many positive indices and outranked other southern states on most of them. North…

  13. 50 CFR 32.52 - North Carolina.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... regulations (50 CFR 27.42 and specific regulations in part 32). We prohibit hunting, taking, and attempting to... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 9 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false North Carolina. 32.52 Section 32.52... § 32.52 North Carolina. The following refuge units have been opened to hunting and/or fishing, and...

  14. 50 CFR 32.52 - North Carolina.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... regulations (50 CFR 27.42 and specific regulations in part 32). We prohibit hunting, taking, and attempting to... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 9 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false North Carolina. 32.52 Section 32.52... § 32.52 North Carolina. The following refuge units have been opened to hunting and/or fishing, and...

  15. 50 CFR 32.52 - North Carolina.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... regulations (50 CFR 27.42 and specific regulations in part 32). We prohibit hunting, taking, and attempting to... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 9 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false North Carolina. 32.52 Section 32.52... § 32.52 North Carolina. The following refuge units have been opened to hunting and/or fishing, and...

  16. 50 CFR 32.52 - North Carolina.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 6 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false North Carolina. 32.52 Section 32.52 Wildlife and Fisheries UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (CONTINUED) THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SYSTEM HUNTING AND FISHING Refuge-Specific Regulations for Hunting and Fishing § 32.52 North Carolina. The following...

  17. 50 CFR 32.52 - North Carolina.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...) firearms in accordance with refuge regulations (50 CFR 27.42 and specific regulations in part 32). We... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 8 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false North Carolina. 32.52 Section 32.52... § 32.52 North Carolina. The following refuge units have been opened to hunting and/or fishing, and...

  18. North Carolina's Rivers/Trails System.

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    Scott, Kay

    1980-01-01

    Two recreation and conservation programs in North Carolina are discussed and qualifications for inclusion in the state's trail or river systems are listed. Available from: Center for Environmental, Camping and Outdoor Education; University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Pine Lake Field Campus; 4016 Blumenthal Road; Greensboro, NC, 27406. (AN)

  19. Ecosystem responses to extreme natural events: impacts of three sequential hurricanes in fall 1999 on sediment quality and condition of benthic fauna in the Neuse River Estuary, North Carolina.

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    Balthis, W Leonard; Hyland, Jeffrey L; Bearden, Daniel W

    2006-08-01

    A study was conducted in November 1999 to assess sediment quality and condition of benthic fauna in the Neuse River Estuary (NRE), North Carolina, USA, following the passage of three Atlantic hurricanes during the two months prior. Samples for analysis of macroinfauna (>0.5 mm sieve size), chemical contamination of sediments, and other abiotic environmental variables (salinity, dissolved oxygen, pH, depth, sediment granulometry) were collected at 20 sites from the mouth of the Neuse River at Pamlico Sound to approximately 90 km upstream. Results were compared to those obtained from the same area in July 1998 using similar protocols. Depressed salinity, caused by extreme rainfall and associated high freshwater flow, persisted throughout much of the estuary, which had experienced periods of water-column stratification and hypoxia of underlying waters. Fifteen of the 20 sites, representing 299 km2 (76% of the survey area), also showed signs of benthic stress based on a multi-metric benthic index of biotic integrity (B-IBI). Benthic impacts included reductions in the abundance, diversity, and numbers of species and shifts in taxonomic composition, with a notable increase in dominance of the opportunistic polychaete Mediomastus ambiseta as other former dominant species declined. There was no significant increase in the extent of chemical contamination compared to pre-hurricane conditions. Storm-related reductions in dissolved oxygen and salinity were the more likely causes of the observed benthic impacts, though it was not possible, based on these results, to separate storm effects from seasonal changes in the benthos and annual episodes of summer anoxia and hypoxia. PMID:16741819

  20. Chloritoid-sillimanite assemblage from North Carolina.

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    Milton, D.J.

    1986-01-01

    The occurrence of sillimanite and Fe-rich chloritoid in apparent equilibrium in a quartzite near Charlotte, North Carolina, is reported. The implications for the kyanite-andalusite-sillimanite triple point are discussed.-J.A.Z.

  1. Sediment-water exchange of Vibrio sp. and fecal indicator bacteria: implications for persistence and transport in the Neuse River Estuary, North Carolina, USA.

    PubMed

    Fries, J Stephen; Characklis, Gregory W; Noble, Rachel T

    2008-02-01

    In estuaries, frequent resuspension and deposition of sediment complicate bacterial transport model development by transporting particle-attached bacteria and possibly inducing bacterial responses, such as growth, degradation, or changes in attachment. In order to better characterize these dynamics, observations were made in the Neuse River Estuary (NRE) using the combination of an in situ sampler to monitor the water column and sediment cores to monitor sediment concentrations. Two allochthonous bacteria, Escherichia coli (EC) and Enterococcus sp. (ENT), were selected as proxies for fecal contamination from stormwater runoff. Vibrio sp. (VIB), native to the NRE, was also observed as an autochthonous bacterial group that includes potentially pathogenic species. Two sampling periods were identified as dominated by different suspension types: runoff and resuspension. Despite this difference, several bacterial measures remained comparable between sampling periods. In bottom water, VIB concentration was correlated with salinity and ENT concentration was correlated with turbidity. Differences were observed for EC, where higher concentrations were found in hypoxic waters and sediment during the resuspension period. In the sediment, EC and VIB concentrations significantly increased following the passage of Hurricane Ophelia in September 2005. Throughout this study, all bacterial groups showed evidence of persistence in sediment, suggesting that sediment resuspension represents a significant source of bacteria to the water column. PMID:17945328

  2. Programs addressing health in North Carolina's schools.

    PubMed

    Jones, David K

    2008-01-01

    Because children spend such a large portion of their time in school, it is important that schools are healthy settings. Many organizations have designed programs to help schools increase physical activity, improve nutrition, and reduce substance use. The following is a list of some of these programs, including a brief description of what the program does, how to contact their organization, and where to learn more. Many of these programs are specific to North Carolina, whereas others are national programs which also serve North Carolina's schools. This list is not comprehensive, but exemplifies the types of resources available. Information presented here comes from each program's website. PMID:19256188

  3. Overview of the North Carolina UAM project

    SciTech Connect

    Nicholson, B.M.

    1994-12-31

    In 1992 North Carolina committed to perform photochemical gridded dispersion modeling to support the nonattainment state implementation plan (SIP) process. In particular, UAM results would be used to demonstrate attainment by 1996 for the three moderate nonattainment areas (Charlotte/Gastonia, Raleigh/Durham, and Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point). However, all areas measured clean air quality for ozone by 1992. The UAM project then was directed at developing a maintenance plan for the Charlotte/Gastonia area to support a redesignation request. This paper details the overall scope, organization, current status, and future plans for the North Carolina UAM project.

  4. Hazardous waste. A North Carolina dilemma.

    PubMed

    Davis, T G

    1992-07-01

    North Carolina, along with the rest of the nation, faces a number of dilemmas regarding management of hazardous waste: 1. North Carolina businesses and industries generate a lot of hazardous waste, but the state lacks the capacity to manage it. For many, it has been acceptable to ship the waste to other states for treatment, storage, and disposal. Some of the receiving states have indicated that they are no longer willing to serve as the "dumping ground" for North Carolina. 2. North Carolina, along with the EPA, has identified a number of hazardous waste sites now listed on the NPL. However, the state was excluded from its regional agreement with Alabama, South Carolina, Kentucky, and Tennessee in January 1991, meaning that Superfund monies may be withdrawn and that cleanup won't be completed at these sites. 3. Every year the country produces at least 260 million tons of hazardous waste--more than one ton for every man, woman, and child. Those opposed to constructing hazardous waste treatment facilities charge that businesses and industries should reduce their hazardous waste to zero or near zero, and they charge that the state is not doing enough to encourage waste reduction. North Carolina's hazardous waste regulations already require programs to minimize the amounts of waste generated by industries, but for most industrial processes, it is impossible to reduce the generation of waste to zero. However, industries must continue to reduce their waste through source reduction and recycling. Hazardous waste and toxic materials do pose a risk to human health and the environment unless properly managed.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:1630504

  5. Student Sampler: Facts in Brief on North Carolina.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

    This information sampler was compiled to assist students in their study of North Carolina. Every year North Carolina students must complete a special project on their state. The sampler was designed to introduce students to the people, places, and events that have shaped North Carolina's history. Topics in the sampler include state symbols,…

  6. Student Sampler: Facts in Brief on North Carolina

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2006

    2006-01-01

    This student sampler has been compiled to assist North Carolina students (4th and 8th grade) in their study of North Carolina. It is designed to introduce them to the people, places and events that have shaped North Carolina history. Topics include state symbols, descriptions of the state flag, and seal, the lyrics to the state song, and the…

  7. The Nature Conservancy--Saving North Carolina's Natural Treasures.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Annand, Fred

    1980-01-01

    Discusses the North Carolina branch of The Nature Conservancy and its efforts to preserve natural areas Camping and Outdoor Education; University of North Carolina Damping and Outdoor Education; University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Pine Lake Field Campus; 4016 Blumenthal Road; Greensboro, NC, 27406. (AN)

  8. Quaternary Evolution of North Core Sound Sound, North Carolina

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Dietsche, Andrew

    Northern Core Sound is a shallow lagoonal estuary located behind the Outer Banks barrier islands of eastern North Carolina. Thirty-two vibracores and 155 km of chirp and boomer seismic data have been used to define the geologic framework and establish the Holocene evolution of this back-barrier lagoon. Vibracores have been logged for lithology, and sampled to establish the distribution and abundance of foraminifera. The lithostratigraphy and biofacies could not be directly correlated but when related to the seismic data, apparent patterns could be recognized. The Quaternary stratigraphic framework of North Core Sound consists of five depositional sequences, comprising transgressive, highstand, and falling stage systems tracts. Seismic reflections are prominent and are correlated to the sequence stratigraphic surfaces within Pamlico Sound defined by Mallinson et al. (2010). The late Pleistocene paleotopographic surface dips slightly seaward and is characterized by two or three fluvial channels correlating to modern embayments. These channels are separated by a paleotopographic high that extends from Cedar Island seaward. The channels run northeast in the north and southwest in the south creating two different paleo-environments. The paleotopographic high may have contributed to differing foraminiferal assemblages found within Holocene unit. The Holocene unit is characterized by high salinity estuarine deposits dominated by the foraminifera Elphidium excavatum and Ammonia parkinsoniana. Three very similar biofacies were defined with more abundant Ammonia parkinsoniana where salinities may have been slightly lower. Only a salt marsh facies was significantly different. The biofacies may also represent the two paleo-environments illustrated in the seismic data as one is mainly found to the north of the paleotopographic high and the other to the south. Two seismic reflections, H30 and H60, are interpreted as tidal ravinement surfaces and divide the Holocene into three parasequences. Lithologically the units are coarsening upward, which may be a result of the transgressing barrier island (Core Banks) or increased tidal energy related to inlet activity. Radiocarbon age estimates place the lower surface, H30, older than 600 cal y BP, suggesting that this erosional surface is related to the segmentation of the Outer Banks during the Medieval Warm Period or the Little Ice Age, as defined by other workers.

  9. Rickettsialpox in North Carolina: a case report.

    PubMed

    Krusell, Allan; Comer, James A; Sexton, Daniel J

    2002-07-01

    We report a case of rickettsialpox from North Carolina confirmed by serologic testing. To our knowledge, this case is the first to be reported from this region of the United States. Including rickettsialpox in the evaluation of patients with eschars or vesicular rashes is likely to extend the recognized geographic distribution of Rickettsia akari, the etiologic agent of this disease. PMID:12095443

  10. Facilities Guidelines. North Carolina Public Schools.

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    North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

    The 1986 North Carolina Public School Facilities Standards were legislated in 1996 to become Facility Guidelines. A Public School Facilities Task Force was appointed to review and make revisions. These 1997 guidelines define and describe minimum facilities to ensure educational program appropriateness and long-term cost efficiency. They were…

  11. An Outline of North Carolina History.

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    Easterly, John W., Jr.; Williford, Jo Ann

    Designed for teachers and researchers, this comprehensive outline of the history of North Carolina traces the state's history from its earliest Indian occupants to political events occurring during the 1960's. Over 40 chapters are included in the outline. In general, topics deal with expansion and settlement, agriculture and industry,…

  12. A Profile of Ashe County, North Carolina.

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    Rash, James O., Jr.; And Others

    From 1950 to 1970, the shift from agriculture to industry dominated Ashe County, North Carolina, isolated on the Blue Ridge by rugged terrain and severe weather. Rural farm population declined by 2/3 but rural non-farm population tripled. Many new industries helped shift the bulk of the work force to industry. In 1950, 45% of the work force farmed…

  13. A Profile of Anson County, North Carolina.

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    Farr, M. Gaston; And Others

    Since 1950 Anson County, North Carolina, has had major contributions to economic development, a source of great concern to residents of the almost entirely rural area. The increased capacity of the Blewitt Falls Dam power output and the county-wide water filtration system (one of only a few in the United States today) are attractive to industry.…

  14. The Contours of Tracking in North Carolina

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    Kelly, Sean

    2007-01-01

    In this analysis of North Carolina high schools the author examines school tracking policies using an amended version of Sorensen's (1970) conceptualization of the organizational dimensions of tracking. Data from curriculum guides in a stratified sample of 92 high schools reveal both consistency and variation in how tracking is implemented at the…

  15. North Carolina Public Schools. Statistical Profile 2004

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    North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2004

    2004-01-01

    This document is a collection of statistical information about North Carolina's elementary and secondary schools. The purpose of this book is to provide general statistical data to the public, professional educators, and the General Assembly. This document includes information on public school pupils, personnel, and finances. Tables with statewide…

  16. Developmental Education in North Carolina Community Colleges

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    Clotfelter, Charles T.; Ladd, Helen F.; Muschkin, Clara; Vigdor, Jacob L.

    2015-01-01

    This article contributes to the empirical literature on remediation in community colleges by using policy variation across North Carolina's community colleges to examine how remediation affects various outcomes for traditional-age college students. We find that being required to take a remedial course (as we define it in this article) either in…

  17. North Carolina as seen from STS-58

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1993-01-01

    An unusually clear, northwestward view of central North Carolina show the farms and timber of the inner coastal plain. The city of Fayettville, and Fort Bragg to the west, is prominent at lower left center. The Research Triangle of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill can be seen at upper right, upstream from Jordan Lake and Harris Lake on the New Hope River.

  18. Water dynamics for North Carolina v. Vinifera

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    As North Carolina wine grape (V. vinifera) production intensifies, the importance of water management must be addressed. Grape yield and composition, and consequently wine quality, are profoundly influenced by the water regime under which the grapes were produced. Despite the importance of water man...

  19. Media Preferences of Selected North Carolina Farmers.

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    Caldwell, Allen E.; Richardson, John G.

    Nearly all burley tobacco farmers in the mountains of North Carolina are small or part-time farmers who have limited time for seeking information. Although they desire accurate, user-friendly, timely, and relevant information, their willingness or opportunity to spend time in face-to-face contacts or grower meetings is becoming severely limited.…

  20. North Carolina School Law: The Principal's Role.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dellinger, Anne M.

    This book outlines the legal aspects of the principal's role in North Carolina and is intended to be used as an instructive and advisory aid when formulating school policy. The principal's legal status, including a definition of authority and employment rights, is discussed. The author delineates the principal's responsibilities for student…

  1. North Carolina Child Health Report Card, 2001.

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    Vitaglione, Tom; Weisner, Kristie

    This seventh annual report card is produced to heighten awareness of the health of the children of North Carolina by summarizing important child health indicators. The report is intended to assist health administrators, legislators, and family advocates in their efforts to improve the health and safety of children statewide. Data are presented for…

  2. North Carolina Child Health Report Card, 2000.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    North Carolina Child Advocacy Inst., Raleigh.

    This sixth annual report card is produced to heighten awareness of the health of the children of North Carolina by summarizing important child health indicators. The report is intended to assist health administrators, legislators, and family advocates in their efforts to improve the health and safety of children statewide. Data are presented for…

  3. Juvenile Justice and North Carolina Schools.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mason, Janet

    1984-01-01

    Discusses North Carolina's Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) laws that are relevant to colleges (especially public) and elementary and secondary schools generally, and then applies ABC laws to typical circumstances of alcohol use on campuses. Examines civil liability for use of alcohol on campuses. (MLF)

  4. A Profile of Anson County, North Carolina.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Farr, M. Gaston; And Others

    Since 1950 Anson County, North Carolina, has had major contributions to economic development, a source of great concern to residents of the almost entirely rural area. The increased capacity of the Blewitt Falls Dam power output and the county-wide water filtration system (one of only a few in the United States today) are attractive to industry.

  5. 40 CFR 81.422 - North Carolina.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 17 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false North Carolina. 81.422 Section 81.422 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) DESIGNATION OF AREAS FOR AIR QUALITY PLANNING PURPOSES Identification of Mandatory Class I Federal Areas Where Visibility Is an Important Value §...

  6. 40 CFR 81.422 - North Carolina.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 17 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false North Carolina. 81.422 Section 81.422 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) DESIGNATION OF... land manager Great Smoky Mountains NP 1 273,551 69-268 USDI-NPS Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wild 2 10,201...

  7. 40 CFR 81.422 - North Carolina.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 18 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false North Carolina. 81.422 Section 81.422 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) DESIGNATION OF... land manager Great Smoky Mountains NP 1 273,551 69-268 USDI-NPS Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wild 2 10,201...

  8. 40 CFR 81.422 - North Carolina.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 18 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false North Carolina. 81.422 Section 81.422 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) DESIGNATION OF... land manager Great Smoky Mountains NP 1 273,551 69-268 USDI-NPS Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wild 2 10,201...

  9. 40 CFR 81.422 - North Carolina.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 18 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false North Carolina. 81.422 Section 81.422 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) DESIGNATION OF AREAS FOR AIR QUALITY PLANNING PURPOSES Identification of Mandatory Class I Federal Areas Where Visibility Is an Important Value §...

  10. The Conservation of North Carolina's Natural Resources.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Washington City Board of Education, NC.

    This is a course designed specifically for use in eastern North Carolina or a similar geographic region but this does not preclude the use of its concepts and basic structure for other geographic regions. Plans and activities are student-centered and many are problem-solving oriented and, therefore, may be modified without disrupting the…

  11. North Carolina Foods and Nutrition Curriculum Guide.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Vocational Education.

    This guide was developed to be used by consumer home economics teachers as a resource in planning and teaching a year-long course in foods and nutrition for high school students in North Carolina. The guide is organized in units of instruction for a first semester course and a second semester course. Each unit contains a content outline, including…

  12. North Carolina Environmental Internship Program 1971.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Finnin, William

    The North Carolina Environmental Internship Program allows students to work for the State in various environmental agencies during the summer months. The program has been conducted during the summers of 1970 and 1971 thus far, and 41 college students have participated. This report summarizes the history and accomplishments of these students in the…

  13. North Carolina Outdoor Education Association Constitution.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    North Carolina Journal of Outdoor Education, 1980

    1980-01-01

    Gives the Association's constitution which covers membership, executive board, elections, terms of office, duties of officers, committees, parliamentary authority, amendments, and quorum. Available from: Center for Environmental, Camping and Outdoor Education; University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Pine Lake Field Campus; 4016 Blumenthal…

  14. DISTRIBUTION OF PHYTOPLANKTON IN NORTH CAROLINA LAKES

    EPA Science Inventory

    This is a data report presenting the species and abundance of phytoplankton in the 16 lakes sampled by the National Eutrophication Survey in the state of North Carolina. Results from the calculation of several water quality indices are also included (Nygaard's Trophic State Index...

  15. Peat deposits of the Carolina Bays of North Carolina

    SciTech Connect

    Ingram, R.L.; Otte, L.J.; Witner, T.W.

    1983-11-01

    Of the approximately 500 Carolina Bays larger than 100 acres (3,000 ft. long) in the Coastal Plain of North Carolina, 96 contained at least 1 ft of peat. The 96 bays have a total of 35,000 acres of peatland containing 15 millions tons of moisture-free peat. Of these 96 bays, 43 have peat greater than 4 ft thick totaling 8,000 acres with 8 million tons of peat. The largest single deposit of peat greater than 4 ft thick contains 1.1 million tons in a 1,000 acre area. Two main types of peat are present: (1) a black, fine-grained, highly decomposed peat, and (2) a brownish, decomposed somewhat fibrous peat usually found at the base of the thicker peats. An average peat has 84% moisture, 6% ash, 0.2% sulfur, and a heating value of 10,000 Btu/lb.

  16. Arsenic in North Carolina: Public Health Implications

    PubMed Central

    Sanders, Alison P.; Messier, Kyle P.; Shehee, Mina; Rudo, Kenneth; Serre, Marc L.; Fry, Rebecca C.

    2012-01-01

    Arsenic is a known human carcinogen and relevant environmental contaminant in drinking water systems. We set out to comprehensively examine statewide arsenic trends and identify areas of public health concern. Specifically, arsenic trends in North Carolina private wells were evaluated over an eleven-year period using the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) database for private domestic well waters. We geocoded over 63,000 domestic well measurements by applying a novel geocoding algorithm and error validation scheme. Arsenic measurements and geographical coordinates for database entries were mapped using Geographic Information System (GIS) techniques. Furthermore, we employed a Bayesian Maximum Entropy (BME) geostatistical framework, which accounts for geocoding error to better estimate arsenic values across the state and identify trends for unmonitored locations. Of the approximately 63,000 monitored wells, 7,712 showed detectable arsenic concentrations that ranged between 1 and 806 μg/L. Additionally, 1,436 well samples exceeded the EPA drinking water standard. We reveal counties of concern and demonstrate a historical pattern of elevated arsenic in some counties, particularly those located along the Carolina terrane (Carolina slate belt). We analyzed these data in the context of populations using private well water and identify counties for targeted monitoring, such as Stanly and Union Counties. By spatiotemporally mapping these data, our BME estimate revealed arsenic trends at unmonitored locations within counties and better predicted well concentrations when compared to the classical kriging method. This study reveals relevant information on the location of arsenic-contaminated private domestic wells in North Carolina and indicates potential areas at increased risk for adverse health outcomes. PMID:21982028

  17. Peat deposits of North Carolina: Bulletin 88

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    Ingram, R.L.

    1987-01-01

    Fuel-grade peat is an accumulation of partially decomposed plant material that has less than 25% non-combustible material (ash). In eastern North Carolina peat has formed in the past 10,000 years in swamps or pocosins (coastal swamps), Carolina bays, and river floodplains. Most of the peat is found at the surface with no over-burden and usually ranges in thickness from 1 to 15 ft with an average of 4-1/2 ft. The mean ash content of the fuel-grade peats is about 7.4%, but ash contents of less than 5% are common in most peat deposits. Heating values average 10,100 Btu/lb on a moisture-free basis. Fuel-grade peat deposits cover about 677,000 acres (1060 sq mi) in coastal North Carolina with total resources of about 500 million tons of moisture-free peat. Of this total, about 284,000 acres (444 sq mi) with 319 million tons are underlain by peat greater than 4 ft thick. Peat resources are concentrated in the pocosins or coastal swamps of northeastern North Carolina with the Albemarle-Pamlico peninsula having 55% of the resources and the Dismal Swamp, 11%. The remaining coastal swamp deposits are small but significant. Although 96 Carolina bays have peat, only 46 have peat greater than 4 ft thick; and only one has more than 1 million tons of peat. None of the river floodplain peats located were very large, continuous, or of high quality. 75 refs.

  18. Utilization of ERTS-1 data in North Carolina

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Welby, C. W. (Principal Investigator); Lammi, J. O.; Carson, R. J., III

    1973-01-01

    The author has identified the following significant results. A wide range of potential uses for ERTS-1 imagery is described. Special emphasis has been placed upon studies in the Coastal Plain of North Carolina. Soil groups, water quality, and suspended sediment patterns in estuaries and offshore have been studied. A phytoplankton bloom has possibly been detected. The usefulness of the imagery in coastal landform surveys has been demonstrated as has its usefulness in monitoring developmental activity in the forests. Planners appear hesitant to use the imagery because of its small scale, but it is felt that as they become familiar with the imagery they will find it useful and time-saving for many purposes.

  19. 76 FR 36468 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; North Carolina: Clean Smokestacks Act

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    2011-06-22

    ...EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of North Carolina for the purpose of establishing in North Carolina's SIP the system-wide emission limitations from the North Carolina Clean Smokestacks Act (CSA). On August 21, 2009, the State of North Carolina, through the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NC DENR),......

  20. AIRSHED DOMAINS FOR MODELING ATMOSPHERIC DEPOSITION OF OXIDIZED AND REDUCED NITROGEN TO THE NEUSE/PAMLICO SYSTEM OF NORTH CAROLINA

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    Atmospheric deposition is important to nutrient loadings to coastal estuaries. Atmospheric emissions of nitrogen travel hundreds of kilometers as they are removed via atmospheric deposition. Long-range transport from outside the Neuse/Pamlico system in North Carolina is an impo...

  1. 76 FR 56856 - North Carolina Disaster Number NC-00036

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    2011-09-14

    ... Counties: (Economic Injury Loans Only): North Carolina: Camden, Pender, Wilson. Virginia: Chesapeake City, Virginia Beach City. All other information in the original declaration remains unchanged. (Catalog...

  2. Minerals yearbook, 1991: North Carolina. Annual report

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    Sikich, S.W.; Carpenter, P.A.; Wiener, L.S.

    1993-05-01

    The value of nonfuel minerals produced in North Carolina decreased 6.2% from that of 1990. The value dropped from $589.7 million in 1990 to $552.9 million in 1991, largely as a result of the recession that has impacted the Nation in recent years. Decreases in the sales of the State's leading mineral commodity, crushed stone, as well as clays, feldspar, gemstones, scrap mica, olivine, construction sand and gravel, and pyrophyllite, more than offset small to moderate increases in the sales of lithium minerals, peat, phosphate rock, and industrial sand and gravel. Tables and statistical data are included in the annual report.

  3. Occupational injuries among North Carolina migrant farmworkers.

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    Ciesielski, S; Hall, S P; Sweeney, M

    1991-01-01

    A population-based cross-sectional study of occupational injuries among a random sample of 287 migrant farmworkers demonstrated frequent obstacles to health care; 65% (11/17) of the more seriously injured subjects did not receive prompt care or never received care. Subjects not receiving prompt care were twice as likely to have incomplete recovery. Employers covered medical expenses for only 5/13 (38%) of the injured workers, and only 3/15 were compensated for lost work. This study indicates that comprehensive Workers' Compensation coverage is urgently needed in North Carolina. PMID:1828941

  4. Optics professional development in North Carolina

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    Gilchrist, Pamela O.; Hilliard-Clark, Joyce; Bowles, Tuere

    2010-08-01

    Using the Photonics Leaders (PL2) program model of recruitment and retention, photonics content, parental engagement, internship, and a hybrid virtual format, the session's goal is to inform outreach coordinators and scientists of strategies used to develop teachers' awareness and skills in teaching Optics to ethnically diverse students who lack traditional experiences in the discipline. The National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) funded program highlights initial findings of a pilot study with middle and high school teachers from The Science House at North Carolina State University sharing lessons learned and future scale-up plans.

  5. Atmospheric Turbidity over Central North Carolina.

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    Peterson, James T.; Flowers, Edwin C.; Berri, Guillermo J.; Reynolds, Cheryl L.; Rudisill, John H.

    1981-03-01

    Some 8500 observations of atmospheric turbidity, taken at Raleigh, North Carolina from July 1969 to July 1975 are analyzed for within-day and day-to-day variations and their dependence on meteorological parameters. The annual average turbidity of 0.147 (0.336 aerosol optical thickness) is near the highest non-urban turbidity in the United States. A distinct diurnal turbidity cycle was evident with a maximum in early afternoon. Annually, highest turbidity and day-to-day variation occurred during summer with lowest values and variation during winter. Daily averages revealed an asymmetric annual cycle, with a minimum on 1 January and a maximum on 1 August. Turbidity showed a slight inverse dependence on surface wind speed. Aside from winter, highest turbidities occurred with southeast surface winds. Turbidity was directly proportional to both humidity and dew point. Correlations between turbidity and local visibility were best for visibilities <7 mi. Air mass trajectories arriving at Raleigh were used to study the dependence of turbidity on synoptic air mass. Air masses with a southern origin had greatest turbidities. Turbidity of an air mass significantly increased as the residence time of that air mass over the continental United States increased, with the most rapid changes during summer. A combination of Raleigh (1969-present) and Greensboro, North Carolina (1965-76) records showed a distinct summer increase through 1976, but no change during winter. A linear regression of annual averages for the complete record gave an 18% per decade turbidity increase.

  6. 30 CFR 933.700 - North Carolina Federal program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 933.700 Mineral Resources OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING RECLAMATION AND ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR PROGRAMS FOR THE CONDUCT OF SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS WITHIN EACH STATE NORTH CAROLINA § 933.700... mining operations in North Carolina which have been adopted under the Surface Mining Control...

  7. 30 CFR 933.700 - North Carolina Federal program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 933.700 Mineral Resources OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING RECLAMATION AND ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR PROGRAMS FOR THE CONDUCT OF SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS WITHIN EACH STATE NORTH CAROLINA § 933.700... mining operations in North Carolina which have been adopted under the Surface Mining Control...

  8. 30 CFR 933.700 - North Carolina Federal program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 933.700 Mineral Resources OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING RECLAMATION AND ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR PROGRAMS FOR THE CONDUCT OF SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS WITHIN EACH STATE NORTH CAROLINA § 933.700... mining operations in North Carolina which have been adopted under the Surface Mining Control...

  9. A Tale of Two Appraisal Systems: Texas and North Carolina.

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    Veir, Carole A.

    Texas and North Carolina have exhibited strong levels of commitment to define and enforce standards of competent performance in the teaching profession. To make up for a prior lack of definition of what constitutes teacher effectiveness, both states have developed similar systems of teacher appraisal. In North Carolina, the Teacher Performance…

  10. Status of North Carolina Science Education, Grades 4-8

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    Williams, Malcolm L.; And Others

    1974-01-01

    Reports the results of a study which compared the science achievement of North Carolina students in grades four through eight with that of a national sample. North Carolina students averaged five percent less than the national norm, although their ability (measured by the Lorge-Thorndike IQ test) was equivalent. (JR)

  11. Teacher Salary Bonuses in North Carolina. Research Brief

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    National Center on Performance Incentives, 2008

    2008-01-01

    In "Teacher Salary Bonuses in North Carolina"--a paper presented at the February 2008 National Center on Performance Incentives research to policy conference--Jacob Vigdor of Duke University reviews a teacher salary bonus program operating in North Carolina. Known officially as the ABC's of Public Education, the program awards teachers with…

  12. U. of North Carolina Chooses Slow and Steady Approach

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    Carnevale, Dan

    2007-01-01

    After watching the University of Phoenix become a national leader in online education, officials of the University of North Carolina system thought they could do it, too. Unlike Phoenix, which is a for-profit institution, the North Carolina system benefits from having a strong traditional reputation that comes with being a state university.…

  13. Manpower Forecasts: Teacher Education in North Carolina 1971-1982.

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    Padilla, Arthur H.

    This publication reports the findings of the North Carolina Board of Higher Education Research Division. The study yields the following information: a) elementary and secondary school education in North Carolina will not be a growth industry in the 1970s because of the decline in school enrollments; b) the rate of growth in the demand for teachers…

  14. Statistical Profile. Public Schools of North Carolina, 2002.

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    North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

    This "Profile" is a collection of statistical information about North Carolina's elementary and secondary schools. It is the 28th edition of a publication initiated in 1975. The book provides general statistical information to the public, professional educators, and the North Carolina General Assembly. The profile contains information on public…

  15. 30 CFR 933.700 - North Carolina Federal program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 933.700 Mineral Resources OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING RECLAMATION AND ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR PROGRAMS FOR THE CONDUCT OF SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS WITHIN EACH STATE NORTH CAROLINA § 933.700... mining operations in North Carolina which have been adopted under the Surface Mining Control...

  16. 30 CFR 933.700 - North Carolina Federal program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 933.700 Mineral Resources OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING RECLAMATION AND ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR PROGRAMS FOR THE CONDUCT OF SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS WITHIN EACH STATE NORTH CAROLINA § 933.700... mining operations in North Carolina which have been adopted under the Surface Mining Control...

  17. 78 FR 64232 - North Carolina; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

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    2013-10-28

    ... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency North Carolina; Major Disaster and Related Determinations... Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of North Carolina (FEMA-4146-DR), dated September 25... a letter dated September 25, 2013, the President issued a major disaster declaration under...

  18. 75 FR 65500 - North Carolina; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

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    2010-10-25

    ... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency North Carolina; Major Disaster and Related Determinations... Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of North Carolina (FEMA-1942-DR), dated October 14... a letter dated October 14, 2010, the President issued a major disaster declaration under...

  19. North Carolina Marine Education Manual, Unit One: Coastal Geology.

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    Mauldin, Lundie; Frankenberg, Dirk

    Presented are teaching materials designed to supplement North Carolina's course of study plans in earth science for the intermediate grades and junior high schools. This manual is one of a collection produced by North Carolina teachers and university faculty under a Sea Grant project entitled "Man and the Seacoast." Included are 27 activities and…

  20. North Carolina Association of Community College Trustees Review, 1993.

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    North Carolina Association of Community College Trustees Review, 1993

    1993-01-01

    "North Carolina Association of Community College Trustees (NCACCT) Review" is designed to educate and inform trustees serving on the 68 boards of North Carolina's community colleges. The four issues of volume 1 contain the following major articles: (1) "Critical Legislative Session Ahead: A Report from the Department of Community Colleges," by…

  1. Subgroup Achievement and Gap Trends: North Carolina, 2010

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    Center on Education Policy, 2010

    2010-01-01

    This paper profiles the student subgroup achievement and gap trends in North Carolina for 2010. In grade 8 math (the only grade in which subgroup trends were analyzed by achievement level), North Carolina made gains across the board for all major subgroups at the basic-and-above, proficient-and-above, and advanced levels. Progress in narrowing…

  2. Western Harnett High School, Lillington, North Carolina. PLATO Evaluation Series.

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    Sherman, Greg

    This evaluation studied the role PLATO Learning played within a basic competency remediation program and in a peer tutor program at Western Harnett High School (WHHS) in Lillington, North Carolina in the spring 1998 semester. To graduate from North Carolina high schools, students must pass a basic competency examination. Those WHHS students…

  3. 76 FR 61726 - North Carolina; Emergency and Related Determinations

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    2011-10-05

    ... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency North Carolina; Emergency and Related Determinations AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of an emergency for the State of North Carolina (FEMA-3327-EM), dated August 25, 2011, and...

  4. North Carolina Council of Vocational Teacher Educators. Proceedings of the Annual Summer Workshop (11th, Raleigh, North Carolina, August 1996).

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    Joyner, Randy L., Ed.

    This proceedings contains six papers selected by a review committee composed of teacher educators from North Carolina. The following papers are included: "Status of Ethics Instruction in Business Classrooms in North Carolina" (Vivian Arnold); "Middle School Students' Perceptions of Family and Consumer Sciences Teaching as a Career" (Cheryl L.…

  5. Educational Reform: Making the Best Choices for North Carolina. Summary of Proceedings. (Greensboro, North Carolina, May 21-22, 1987).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    North Carolina Univ., Greensboro. School of Education.

    On May 21 and 22, 1987, a conference on educational reform was held in Greensboro, North Carolina, attended by almost 200 North Carolina educational leaders and prominent newspaper editors, along with educational experts from outside the state. The conference consisted of six major presentations and four reaction panels, along with small group…

  6. Multiple deformation at the western edge of the Carolina slate belt, north-central North Carolina

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    Hibbard, J.P.; Shell, G.S.; Wilkins, J.K. ); Samson, S.; Wortman, G. . Dept. of Geology)

    1994-03-01

    In north-central North Carolina, volcanic-plutonic rocks of the Carolina slate belt are separated from gneisses of the Milton belt to the west by a wide, ENE-trending, polygenetic structural zone. Within a portion of this zone, the Country Line Creek complex (CLCC) forms the western edge of the slate belt. Rocks of the CLCC span a wide age range and include mafic and granitoid gneisses with subordinate pelitic schist, granitoid pegmatite, and a concordant sheet-like intrusion, the Yanceyville metagranite. The complex is heterogeneously deformed and metamorphosed. Along the SE margin of the structural zone, steeply-dipping, strongly foliated biotite granitoid and mafic gneisses of the complex appear to be intruded by the Roxboro metagranite of the Carolina slate belt. To the NW, in more interior portions of the zone, the CLCC is affected by multiphase foliations and folds that record a dextral oblique normal shear event. Here, the Yanceyville metagranite is affected by a strong foliation that is folded. A preliminary new date on the Roxboro pluton of ca. 545 Ma, indicates a Late Precambrian or older timing of deformation along the SE margin of the zone. In contrast, a preliminary, ca. 340 Ma, age on the Yanceyville metagranite indicates multiple stage Late Paleozoic deformation for interior portions of the zone. Regional structural and isotopic data hint that the Precambrian deformation may record initial interactions between the Milton and Carolina slate belts. Subsequently, this contact was reactivated during Alleghanian orogenesis.

  7. Clinical Experiences for Agricultural Teacher Education Programs in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

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    Dobbins, Thomas R.; Camp, W. G.

    A study was conducted to build a task list for the clinical experience program for agricultural teacher education programs in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. A modified Delphi technique was used to survey a panel of experts to identify the tasks that should be included in the early field experiences (EFEs) and student teaching…

  8. Regional assessment of nonforestry related biomass resources: North Carolina

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    Not Available

    1988-11-01

    This document is a collection of spreadsheets detailing in a county by county manner the agricultural crop, agricultural wastes, municipal wastes and industrial wastes of North Carolina that are potential biomass energy sources.

  9. 25. Newfound Gap Road, pullout after switchback, North Carolina side. ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    25. Newfound Gap Road, pullout after switchback, North Carolina side. - Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Newfound Gap Road, Between Gatlinburg, TN & Cherokee, NC, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN

  10. 21. Newfound Gap Road, last pullout before gap, North Carolina ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    21. Newfound Gap Road, last pullout before gap, North Carolina side. - Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Newfound Gap Road, Between Gatlinburg, TN & Cherokee, NC, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN

  11. 26. Newfound Gap Road, North Carolina side, with Oconaluftee River. ...

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    26. Newfound Gap Road, North Carolina side, with Oconaluftee River. - Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Newfound Gap Road, Between Gatlinburg, TN & Cherokee, NC, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN

  12. 78 FR 66983 - North Carolina Disaster #NC-00057

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    2013-11-07

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION North Carolina Disaster NC-00057 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice...: Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing And...

  13. 76 FR 24040 - North Carolina; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

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    2011-04-29

    ... Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of North Carolina (FEMA-1969-DR), dated April 19... Assistance will be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs. Further, you are authorized to...

  14. Wind Powering America: The Next Steps in North Carolina

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    Banks, Jennifer L.; Scanlin, Dennis; Quinlan, Paul

    2013-06-18

    The goal of this project is to apply the WPA’s proactive outreach strategy to the problem of educating the public about the likely transmission infrastructure developments concomitant to the significant development of wind energy resources in North Carolina. Given the lead time to develop significant new transmission infrastructure (5-10 years), it is critical to begin this outreach work today, so that wind resources can be developed to adequately meet the 20% by 2030 goal in the mid- to long-term (10-20 years). The project team planned to develop a transmission infrastructure outreach campaign for North Carolina by: (1) convening a utility interest group (UIG) of the North Carolina Wind Working Group (NC WWG) consisting of electric utilities in the state and the Southeast; and (2) expanding outreach to local and state government officials in North Carolina.

  15. A geochemical atlas of North Carolina, USA

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    Reid, J.C.

    1993-01-01

    A geochemical atlas of North Carolina, U.S.A., was prepared using National Uranium Resource Evaluation (NURE) stream-sediment data. Before termination of the NURE program, sampling of nearly the entire state (48,666 square miles of land area) was completed and geochemical analyses were obtained. The NURE data are applicable to mineral exploration, agriculture, waste disposal siting issues, health, and environmental studies. Applications in state government include resource surveys to assist mineral exploration by identifying geochemical anomalies and areas of mineralization. Agriculture seeks to identify areas with favorable (or unfavorable) conditions for plant growth, disease, and crop productivity. Trace elements such as cobalt, copper, chromium, iron, manganese, zinc, and molybdenum must be present within narrow ranges in soils for optimum growth and productivity. Trace elements as a contributing factor to disease are of concern to health professionals. Industry can use pH and conductivity data for water samples to site facilities which require specific water quality. The North Carolina NURE database consists of stream-sediment samples, groundwater samples, and stream-water analyses. The statewide database consists of 6,744 stream-sediment sites, 5,778 groundwater sample sites, and 295 stream-water sites. Neutron activation analyses were provided for U, Br, Cl, F, Mn, Na, Al, V, Dy in groundwater and stream water, and for U, Th, Hf, Ce, Fe, Mn, Na, Sc, Ti, V, Al, Dy, Eu, La, Sm, Yb, and Lu in stream sediments. Supplemental analyses by other techniques were reported on U (extractable), Ag, As, Ba, Be, Ca, Co, Cr, Cu, K, Li, Mg, Mo, Nb, Ni, P, Pb, Se, Sn, Sr, W, Y, and Zn for 4,619 stream-sediment samples. A small subset of 334 stream samples was analyzed for gold. The goal of the atlas was to make available the statewide NURE data with minimal interpretation to enable prospective users to modify and manipulate the data for their end use. The atlas provides only very general indication of geochemical distribution patterns and should not be used for site specific studies. The atlas maps for each element were computer-generated at the state's geographic information system (Center for Geographic Information and Analysis [CGIA]). The Division of Statistics and Information Services provided input files. The maps in the atlas are point maps. Each sample is represented by a symbol generally corresponding to a quartile class. Other reports will transmit sample and analytical data for state regions. Data are tentatively planned to be available on disks in spreadsheet format for personal computers. During the second phase of this project, stream-sediment samples are being assigned to state geologic map unit names using a GIS system to determine background and anomaly values. Subsequent publications will make this geochemical data and accompanying interpretations available to a wide spectrum of interdisciplinary users. ?? 1993.

  16. Novel fen ecosystems in western North Carolina

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    Wilcox, J. D.

    2012-12-01

    Western North Carolina is mountainous, and groundwater flows from hillslope recharge zones to valley stream and spring discharge zones. Depending on surface topography and geologic conditions, the water table may approach or intersect the ground surface to form seepage wetlands, or fens. Fen ecosystems can be very sensitive to changes in land use, groundwater pumping, and upslope development. This presentation will focus on two sites where historical land use and human activity played important roles in creating or preserving fen ecosystems. Both sites now support—and are being managed to protect—federally endangered flora and fauna. The first site is home to Sarracenia oreophilia, an endangered pitcher plant that thrives on saturated soils with low nutrient content. The site's early history includes tree clearing, drain tile installation, and cattle grazing, while more recent management activities have included drain tile excavation, manual invasive removal, and prescribed burns. A 15-year water-level record indicates seasonal artesian conditions wet a 3m clay unit (K=2E-5 cm/sec) beneath the site, which is able to retain moisture during drier periods. Shorter "clay wetting periods" during drought years (1999-2000; 2007-2008) correspond to reduced clump counts in pitcher-plant surveys. The second site is a former aggregate quarry that now supports over 60 bog turtles (Clemmys muhlenbergii). The biggest threat to this site is encroachment of non-native and invasive multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora) and other large woody species. Management activities include manual removal and prescribed goat herbivory. Current efforts to characterize the springs, water-table, and surface-water flows will be used to detect changes in the future to the hydrologic regime in the fen.

  17. New initiatives in allied health in North Carolina.

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    Thomas, Stephen W

    2014-01-01

    In addition to providing a well-prepared and diverse workforce of allied health professionals, North Carolina universities are helping to improve access to care and outreach to underserved communities. This commentary will discuss workforce preparation initiatives and innovations that help all North Carolinians access timely and high-quality services. PMID:24487761

  18. Cohort studies of health effects among people exposed to estuarine waters: North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland.

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    Moe, C L; Turf, E; Oldach, D; Bell, P; Hutton, S; Savitz, D; Koltai, D; Turf, M; Ingsrisawang, L; Hart, R; Ball, J D; Stutts, M; McCarter, R; Wilson, L; Haselow, D; Grattan, L; Morris, J G; Weber, D J

    2001-01-01

    A variety of human symptoms have been associated with exposure to the dinoflagellate Pfiesteria and have been grouped together into a syndrome termed "possible estuary-associated syndrome." Prospective cohort studies of health effects associated with exposure to estuarine waters that may contain Pfiesteria spp. and related organisms are in progress in North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland. The three studies recruited cohorts of 118-238 subjects who work or engaged in recreation in estuary waters. Baseline health and neuropsychological evaluations are conducted, and study subjects are followed prospectively for 2-5 years with periodic assessments of health and performance on a battery of neuropsychological tests. Health symptoms and estuary water exposure are recorded by telephone interviews or diaries every 1-2 weeks. Water quality information, including measurements of Pfiesteria spp., is collected in the areas where the subjects are working. Because it is not possible to measure individual exposure to Pfiesteria or a toxin produced by this organism, these studies examine surrogate exposure measures (e.g., time spent in estuary waters, in a fish kill area, or in waters where Pfiesteria DNA was detected by molecular amplification). Preliminary analyses of the first 2 years (1998-2000) of data indicate that none of the three ongoing cohorts have detected adverse health effects. However, there have not been any reported fish kills associated with Pfiesteria since the studies began, so it is possible that none of the study subjects have been exposed to toxin-producing Pfiesteria spp. PMID:11677189

  19. Effects of Hurricane Floyd Inland Flooding, September-October 1999, on Tributaries to Pamlico Sound, North Carolina

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    Bales, J.D.

    2003-01-01

    Hurricane Floyd in September 1999 caused disastrous flooding from South Carolina to Massachusetts in the United States, with particularly severe and prolonged flooding in eastern North Carolina resulting in record flood-flow loadings of freshwater and contaminants to Pamlico Sound, North Carolina. The inland flooding, water quality, and loadings to Pamlico Sound were determined as part of a multi-agency response to the floods and in an effort to understand the effects of the floods on the greater Pamlico Sound Basin. All major river basins draining to Pamlico Sound experienced floods at the 500-yr recurrence level. The volume of flood waters entering Pamlico Sound during September-October 1999 was estimated to be equivalent to about 95% of the volume of Pamlico Sound, meaning that flood waters could have essentially displaced most of the water present in Pamlico Sound. Nitrogen and phosphorus loads to the Pamlico River estuary and Neuse River estuary, the two principal estuaries draining to Pamlico Sound, in a 36-d period during the flooding were between 50-90% of the long term average annual loads. Pesticide concentrations in flood waters were surprisingly high, given the amount of dilution produced by the floodwaters.

  20. Vegetational analysis with Skylab-3 imagery. [Perquimans County, North Carolina

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    Welby, C. W. (Principal Investigator); Holman, R. E.

    1975-01-01

    The author has identified the following significant results. Color infrared photography from Skylab 3 appeared to be superior to ERTS imagery in a vegetational study of northeastern North Carolina. An accuracy of 87% was achieved in delimiting species composition and zonation patterns of three coastal, vegetation classes. A vegetation map of Perquimans County, North Carolina, seemed to have a high degree of correlation with information provided by high altitude U-2 photography. Random verification sites revealed an overall interpretation accuracy above 84%. Comparison of maps drawn utilizing Skylab photography with North Carolina Dept. of Agriculture estimates of crop acreage revealed some marked discrepancies. The chief difference lies in the nonagricultural category in which there is a 30% discrepancy. This fact raised some questions as to the definition of nonagricultural land uses and methods used by the State Dept. of Agriculture to determine actual percentages of crops grown.

  1. Effects of North Carolina's mandatory safety belt law on children.

    PubMed Central

    Margolis, L. H.; Bracken, J.; Stewart, J. R.

    1996-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of the North Carolina law mandating that all front seat passengers use a safety belt on children 4 through 15 years of age. METHODS: North Carolina collision reports, completed by local police or the state highway patrol for crashes with greater than $500 worth of damage, were analyzed using time series analysis on the monthly percentage of deaths and serious injuries between January of 1980 and February of 1994. RESULTS: Following the 1985 implementation of the law, children 4 to 15 years of age experienced a 42% decline in deaths and serious injuries. CONCLUSIONS: The mandatory safety belt law in North Carolina has been associated with a decline in deaths and serious injuries. Additional research in needed to assess the seat belt behaviors of this age group as well as the specific effects of seat belt use using outcome measures more precise than those available in police crash reports. PMID:9346051

  2. Estimating flood hydrographs for urban basins in North Carolina

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    Mason, R.R., Jr.; Bales, J.D.

    1996-01-01

    A dimensionless hydrograph for North Carolina was developed from data collected in 29 urban and urbanizing basins in the State. The dimen- sionless hydrograph can be used with an estimate of peak flow and basin lagtime to synthesize a design flood hydrograph for urban basins in North Carolina. Peak flows can be estimated from a number of avail- able techniques; a procedure for estimating basin lagtime from main channel length, stream slope, and percentage of impervious area was developed from data collected at 50 sites and is presented in this report. The North Carolina dimensionless hydrograph provides satis- factory predictions of flood hydrographs in all regions of the State except for basins in or near Asheville where the method overestimated 11 of 12 measured hydrographs. A previously developed dimensionless hydrograph for urban basins in the Piedmont and upper Coastal Plain of South Carolina provides better flood-hydrograph predictions for the Asheville basins and has a standard error of 21 percent as compared to 41 percent for the North Carolina dimensionless hydrograph.

  3. 75 FR 2580 - Carolina Coastal Railway, Inc.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-North Carolina State Ports...

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    2010-01-15

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board Carolina Coastal Railway, Inc.--Acquisition and Operation Exemption--North Carolina State Ports Authority Carolina Coastal Railway, Inc. (CLNA), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption...

  4. 76 FR 77021 - In the Matter of Carolina Power & Light Company, North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency...

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    2011-12-09

    ... Hearing,'' was published in the Federal Register on August 30, 2011 (76 FR 53967). No comments or hearing... Carolina Power & Light Company (CP&L, the licensee) and North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency are... Carolina. The facility operating license authorizes CP&L to possess, use, and operate the Harris...

  5. 75 FR 15704 - Old Dominion Electric Cooperative; North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation, Complainants v...

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    ... Energy Regulatory Commission Old Dominion Electric Cooperative; North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation, Complainants v. Virginia Electric and Power Company, Respondent; Notice of Complaint March 23...), Old Dominion Electric Cooperative and North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation...

  6. 40 CFR 282.83 - North Carolina State-Administered Program.

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    2011-07-01

    ... RCRA, 42 U.S.C. 6991c, and 40 CFR part 281, subpart E. If North Carolina obtains approval for the...; hearing required; notice; intervention (5) General Statutes of North Carolina, Chapter 1A—Rules of...

  7. 40 CFR 282.83 - North Carolina State-Administered Program.

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    2010-07-01

    ... RCRA, 42 U.S.C. 6991c, and 40 CFR part 281, subpart E. If North Carolina obtains approval for the...; hearing required; notice; intervention (5) General Statutes of North Carolina, Chapter 1A—Rules of...

  8. 75 FR 62182 - Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in North Carolina

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    ... Cumberland, Sampson, and Duplin Counties, North Carolina (T.I.P Project R-2303). Those actions grant licenses... No. STPNHF-F-8-2(17), Cumberland, Sampson, and Duplin Counties, North Carolina. The proposed...

  9. Durham, North Carolina, Students Study Martian Volcanism

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    2008-01-01

    This image of the wall of a graben a depressed block of land between two parellel faults in Tyrrhena Terra, in Mars' ancient southern highlands, was taken by the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) at 0914 UTC (4:14 a.m. EST) on February 6, 2008, near 17.3 degrees south latitude, 95.5 degrees east longitude. CRISM's image was taken in 544 colors covering 0.36-3.92 micrometers, and shows features as small as 35 meters (115 feet) across. The region covered is just over 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) wide at its narrowest point.

    This image was part of an investigation planned by students in four high schools in Durham, North Carolina. The students are working with the CRISM science team in a project called the Mars Exploration Student Data Teams (MESDT), which is part of NASA's Mars Public Engagement Program and Arizona State University's Mars Education Program. Starting with a medium-resolution map of the area, taken as part of CRISM's 'multispectral survey' campaign to map Mars in 72 colors at 200 meters (660 feet) per pixel, the students identified a key rock outcrop to test their hypothesis that the irregular depression was formed by Martian volcanism. They provided the coordinates of the target to CRISM's operations team, who took a high-resolution image of the site. The Context Imager (CTX) accompanied CRISM with a 6 meter (20 feet) per pixel, high-resolution image to sharpen the relationship of spectral variations to the underlying surface structures. The Durham students worked with a mentor on the CRISM team to analyze the data, and presented their results at the 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, held in League City, Texas, on March 10-14, 2008.

    The upper panel of the image shows the location of the CRISM data and the surrounding, larger CTX image, overlain on an image mosaic taken by the Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) on Mars Odyssey. The mosaic has been color-coded for elevation using data from the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) instrument on the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) spacecraft. Redder colors indicate higher elevations. The bottom left image shows infrared brightness of the surface measured by CRISM at 2.5, 1.5, and 1.1 micrometers. In the lower right image, the data have been transformed into a map of spectral features indicating the presence of different minerals. Redder areas have a stronger signature of the iron-containing mineral olivine, and green and blue areas show the signature of the mineral pyroxene.

    These data sets, acquired over the last ten years, allow increasingly detailed and higher-resolution view of Mars' surface that provide scientists with a variety of measurements to understand Mars' past evolution. The same data provide teenage amateur geologists a fascinating and exciting 'field site' at which to exercise the principles of earth science in a real-life, hands-on science investigation.

    CRISM is one of six science instruments on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Led by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Md., the CRISM team includes expertise from universities, government agencies and small businesses in the United States and abroad. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Mars Science Laboratory for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, built the orbiter.

  10. An Analysis of Diversity Inclusion in North Carolina Secondary Agricultural Education Programs

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    Warren, Chastity K.; Alston, Antoine J.

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to gauge the perceptions of North Carolina secondary agricultural educators regarding the benefits and barriers to diversity inclusion in North Carolina secondary agricultural education programs. Additionally, the perceived solutions to increasing diversity inclusion in North Carolina secondary agricultural education…

  11. North Carolina Constitutional and Statutory Provisions with Respect to Higher Education.

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    Phay, Robert E.

    This publication is a compilation of the principal state constitutional and statutory provisions governing higher education in North Carolina in force on January 1, 1975. These provisions are grouped as they relate to: the University of North Carolina; North Carolina School of Arts; disruption on campus; tuition and fees; scholarship and loans;…

  12. Segregation Again: North Carolina's Transition from Leading Desegregation Then to Accepting Segregation Now

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    Ayscue, Jennifer B.; Woodward, Brian

    2014-01-01

    North Carolina has a storied history of school integration efforts spanning several decades. In response to the "Brown" decision, North Carolina's strategy of delayed integration was more subtle than the overt defiance of other Southern states. Numerous North Carolina school districts were early leaders in employing strategies to…

  13. Understanding the North Carolina End-of-Course Tests. Assessment Brief. Volume 9, Number 4

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    North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2004

    2004-01-01

    The North Carolina End of Course (EOC) tests were initiated in response to legislation passed by the North Carolina General Assembly--the North Carolina Elementary and Secondary Reform Act of 1984. This act mandates the implementation of the Basic Education Program through the establishment of a core curriculum for all students for each content

  14. Making Teacher Incentives Work: Lessons from North Carolina's Teacher Bonus Program. Education Outlook. No. 5

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    Ahn, Thomas; Vigdor, Jacob L.

    2011-01-01

    North Carolina has operated one of the country's largest pay-for-performance teacher-bonus programs since the late 1990s. New research shows that a North Carolina-style incentive-pay program has the potential to improve student learning by encouraging teachers to exert more effort on the job. The North Carolina model avoids three pitfalls…

  15. 75 FR 51949 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; North Carolina and South Carolina...

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    ... SIPs. 74 FR 21550. On November 12, 2009, and April 5, 2010, North Carolina submitted all components of... Determination for the Purpose of Stopping Sanctions Clock AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of Letter to Governor Regarding Completeness and Stopping of Sanctions Clock. SUMMARY: EPA is...

  16. The North Carolina Outward Bound School Program Delivery Structure.

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    Cantwell, Jerry; Daniel, Mick

    The North Carolina Outward Bound School uses the Principle-Process Course Design Model as a clear and logical structure for designing wilderness courses. The model begins by establishing the key processes that sequentially structure all wilderness courses and then defines their function within the structure of the school's organizational mission.…

  17. Continuing Education Resource Manual, North Carolina Community College System.

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    North Carolina Community Coll. System, Raleigh.

    The North Carolina Department of Community Colleges (NCDCC) prepared this reference manual as a resource guide for planning and implementing continuing education (CE) courses. The manual includes essential information on courses, rules, resources, and procedures that are appropriate to course implementation and operation of a continuing education…

  18. Branching Out: The North Carolina Forest Stewardship Activity Guide.

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    Chesson, Gail

    Stewardship is the responsibility of individuals to maintain and improve their natural resources and surroundings. The Forest Stewardship Program (FSP) in North Carolina aims at enhancing the management of all forest resources on private lands. This activity guide is designed to help youth appreciate and understand forests and natural

  19. 76 FR 26603 - Reorganization of Sector North Carolina; Technical Amendment

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    ... the Port DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register MSU Marine Safety Unit NPRM Notice of... realignment (72 FR 36316, July 2, 2007). At that time, Sector North Carolina's office was located in Fort... updated contact information. DATES: This final rule is effective May 9, 2011. ADDRESSES:...

  20. Health burden from peat wildfire in North Carolina

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    In June 2008, a wildfire smoldering through rich peat deposits in the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge produced massive amounts of smoke and exposed a largely rural North Carolina area to air pollution in access of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards. In this talk, w...

  1. Creating Safe Environments for Learning in North Carolina's Public Schools.

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    Suarez, Tanya M.

    Recent headlines in the North Carolina and national media illustrate that many schools are unsafe places for children and school staff. Problems associated with student misconduct and student crime can be found in schools and appear to be increasing. This publication identifies strategies for creating safe environments for learning in North…

  2. Instructor's Field Manual: North Carolina Outward Bound School.

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    Outward Bound, Morganton, NC.

    A supplement to the North Carolina Outward Bound School's Instructor's Handbook, this field manual presents useful, but not required, information gleaned from old timers and resource books which may enable the instructor to conduct a better course. Section one considers advantages and disadvantages and provides directions and topographical maps

  3. North Carolina's Smart Start Initiative: 1998 Annual Evaluation Report.

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    North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Frank Porter Graham Center.

    Smart Start is a multi-disciplinary, comprehensive, community-based initiative to serve North Carolina children under age 6 and their families to ensure that all children enter school healthy and prepared to succeed. To achieve this, local county partnerships have focused both their attention and their funds on implementing child care programs,…

  4. 161. North Carolina Route 80 grade separation structure. The structure ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    161. North Carolina Route 80 grade separation structure. The structure at Buck Creek Gap, built in 1942, has a clear span of 139. Both the roadway running atop and under the structure have a curving alignment. - Blue Ridge Parkway, Between Shenandoah National Park & Great Smoky Mountains, Asheville, Buncombe County, NC

  5. Instructor's Field Manual: North Carolina Outward Bound School.

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    Outward Bound, Morganton, NC.

    A supplement to the North Carolina Outward Bound School's Instructor's Handbook, this field manual presents useful, but not required, information gleaned from old timers and resource books which may enable the instructor to conduct a better course. Section one considers advantages and disadvantages and provides directions and topographical maps…

  6. North Carolina's Basic Education Plan and the Arts.

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    Page, Frances M.; Dyke, Lane

    1990-01-01

    Discusses the changes made by the North Carolina General Assembly in the state school system with the Basic Education Plan (BEP). The plan focuses on curriculum, class size, spiral curriculum, and competency examinations. Reports that the BEP views the arts as basic to education. (GG)

  7. BOUNDARIES - NORTH CAROLINA BY COUNTY (1:100,000)

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    The NC Center for Geographic Information and Analysis developed the digital County Bmundaries data as mapped by the US Geological Survey-Digital Line Graph Program to facilitate planling, siting and impact analysis in the 100 individual counties of North Carolina. This file enabl...

  8. North Carolina Farm and Rural Life Study. 1988 Summary Report.

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    Lilley, Stephen; And Others

    This survey of North Carolina farmers focuses on the impact of important social changes and their interplay with ongoing changes in agriculture. It provides information for policymakers and education researchers to prepare for possible changes in the rural education system. State farmers were interviewed in 1987 and again in 1988. Of 883 people…

  9. Dillard Drive Middle & Elementary School, Raleigh, North Carolina.

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    Design Cost Data, 2001

    2001-01-01

    Presents design features of the Dillard Drive Middle & Elementary School (North Carolina) that incorporates daylighting in the majority of the classrooms, the gymnasium, dining room, and media center. The design also uses advanced lighting controls, fiber optic networking, automatic environmental controls, and an energy management system that

  10. Municipal Broadband in Wilson, North Carolina: A Study

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    O'Boyle, Timothy

    2012-01-01

    Relatively little empirical attention has been paid to the political economy of publicly-retailed fiber-optic broadband internet service. To address this gap in the literature, this dissertation examines the history, dynamics and trends in the municipal broadband movement. In specific, Wilson, North Carolina's Greenlight service is examined

  11. North Carolina Tales Fly with Fourth Grade Tellers

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    Westman, Gretchen Daub

    2008-01-01

    In fourth grade, North Carolina students are required to write their own personal narratives. The teachers felt that telling a story would be a great stepping stone toward writing one. Rather than focusing on grammar and the mechanics of writing, students could focus on story development and creativity. In this article, the author describes how…

  12. Exploring North and South Carolina for Neglected Landraces of Collard

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    The coastal plain region of North and South Carolina is the United States center of genetic diversity for the non-heading, leafy green type of Brassica oleracea L. known as collard (B. oleracea Acephala Group). Predominantly a fall and winter crop in this region, collard is often the only green pla...

  13. North Carolina Marine Education Manual, Unit Two: Seawater.

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    Mauldin, Lundie; Frankenberg, Dirk

    Although North Carolina's coastal water is chemically and physically similar to other bodies of sea water, the specific manner in which tides and waves act upon the coastline is unique. Accordingly, the 30 activities presented in this manual are intended to help junior high school students understand how physical forces modify coastal areas. While…

  14. Municipal Broadband in Wilson, North Carolina: A Study

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    O'Boyle, Timothy

    2012-01-01

    Relatively little empirical attention has been paid to the political economy of publicly-retailed fiber-optic broadband internet service. To address this gap in the literature, this dissertation examines the history, dynamics and trends in the municipal broadband movement. In specific, Wilson, North Carolina's Greenlight service is examined…

  15. School Consolidation Survey: Iredell County: Mooresville, Statesville, North Carolina.

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    Engelhardt and Engelhardt, Inc., Purdy Station, NY.

    This document explores the feasibility of consolidating three North Carolina school districts into a single administrative unit. Factors analyzed include future population and enrollment growth, existing buildings and school building needs, program offerings, staff qualifications, administrative organization, and financial considerations of…

  16. North Carolina and the Southern Regional Education Board, December 2014

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    Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014

    2014-01-01

    This document details North Carolina's participation in Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) programs and services from December 2013 through November 2014. Appropriations from member states support SREB's core operations and general services. SREB leverages the long-standing commitment of member states to attract external funding for an array…

  17. Migrant Farmworker Housing Regulation Violations in North Carolina

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    Arcury, Thomas A.; Weir, Maria; Chen, Haiying; Summers, Phillip; Pelletier, Lori E.; Galván, Leonardo; Bischoff, Werner E.; Mirabelli, Maria C.; Quandt, Sara A.

    2013-01-01

    Background The quality of housing provided to migrant farmworkers is often criticized, but few studies have investigated these housing conditions. This analysis examines housing regulation violations experienced by migrant farmworkers in North Carolina, and the associations of camp characteristics with the presence of housing violations. Methods Data were collected in183 eastern North Carolina migrant farmworker camps in 2010. Housing regulation violations for the domains of camp, sleeping room, bathroom, kitchen, laundry room, and general housing, as well as total violations were assessed using North Carolina Department of Labor standards. Results Violations of housing regulations were common, ranging from 4 to 22 per camp. Housing regulation violations were common in all domains; the mean number of camp violations was 1.6, of sleeping room violations was 3.8, of bathroom violations was 4.5, of kitchen violations was 2.3, of laundry room violations was 1.2, and of general housing violations was 3.1. The mean number of total housing violations was 11.4. Several camp characteristics were consistently associated with the number of violations; camps with workers having H-2A visas, with North Carolina Department of Labor Certificates of Inspection posted, and assessed early in the season had fewer violations. Conclusions These results argue for regulatory changes to improve the quality of housing provided to migrant farmworkers, including stronger regulations and the more vigorous enforcement of existing regulations. PMID:22237961

  18. 75 FR 6737 - North Carolina Disaster # NC-00023

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    ... for the State of North Carolina (FEMA-1871-DR), dated 02/02/2010. Incident: Severe Winter Storms and Flooding. Incident Period: 12/18/2009 through 12/25/2009. DATES: Effective Date: 02/02/2010. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 04/05/2010. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date:...

  19. North Carolina District Moves Away from Promoting Diversity

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    Aarons, Dakarai I.

    2010-01-01

    More than a half-century after the U.S. Supreme Court ordered schools desegregated, districts are still grappling with how best to create the kind of demographically diverse public schools that many experts believe improve outcomes for disadvantaged students. This article reports on the recent decision by a North Carolina district to move from a…

  20. Water and stress dynamics for North Carolina v. vinifera

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    As North Carolina wine grape (V. vinifera) production intensifies, the importance of water management must be addressed. Grape yield and composition, and consequently wine quality, are greatly influenced by the water regime under which the grapes were produced. Despite the importance of water manage...

  1. Procedures Manual: The Willie M. Program in North Carolina.

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    Laneve, Ronald S.

    The guide focuses on administrative and program planning for Willie M. students (ages 9-18), those whose particular constellation of behavioral, emotional, neurological, and/or academic needs may require specially tailored special education or mental health services. Contents include a discussion of the role of the North Carolina Department of…

  2. Preventing Childhood Obesity: Policy and Practice Strategies for North Carolina

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    Owen, Jenni, Ed.; Rosch, Joel, Ed.; Smith, Shannon, Ed.

    2011-01-01

    North Carolina Family Impact Seminars (NCFIS) include annual seminars, briefing reports and follow-up activities designed specifically for state policymakers, including legislators and legislative staff, the governor and executive branch staff, and state agency representatives. The Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke University convenes the…

  3. How Green Is Camping? Environmental Stewardship in North Carolina Camps.

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    Warren, Roger; Bingham, Cindy

    1994-01-01

    A survey of 47 residential camps in North Carolina revealed that most camps had written environmental objectives, practiced recycling, attempted to reduce water use and energy consumption, practiced low-impact camping, included environmental issues in staff training, and provided environmental education to campers. Includes survey questions. (LP)

  4. Dillard Drive Middle & Elementary School, Raleigh, North Carolina.

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    Design Cost Data, 2001

    2001-01-01

    Presents design features of the Dillard Drive Middle & Elementary School (North Carolina) that incorporates daylighting in the majority of the classrooms, the gymnasium, dining room, and media center. The design also uses advanced lighting controls, fiber optic networking, automatic environmental controls, and an energy management system that…

  5. Bicycles in Traffic. A North Carolina Driver Education Handbook.

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    East Carolina Univ., Greenville, NC.

    This unit is designed to provide driver educators with information for teaching automobile drivers about the traffic-mix problem between bicycles and motor vehicles on roadways. The purpose of the unit is to improve the safety of bicyclists on North Carolina highways and help to decrease the number of bicycle deaths and injuries caused by traffic…

  6. The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.

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    Eilber, Charles R.

    1987-01-01

    The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics was established in 1980 as a resident public high school for juniors and seniors demonstrating ability and interest in science and mathematics. Outlines the admission policy, instructional program, supportive services, and the school's commitment to public service. This was the first publicly…

  7. 78 FR 61442 - North Carolina Disaster #NC-00056

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    2013-10-03

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION North Carolina Disaster NC-00056 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice...: 06/25/2014. ADDRESSES: Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business...

  8. Approaches to Relocation; North Carolina Mobility Project, 1970-71.

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    North Carolina Manpower Development Corp., Chapel Hill.

    This report covers the contract period from October 1, 1970-September 30, 1971. It follows earlier reports and summarizes much that has been learned about assisted relocation of rural workers to urban locations within North Carolina. These developments include attempted linkage with training programs, some successful others not and various…

  9. Retaining Physical Therapists in North Carolina Public Schools

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    Ray, Laurie

    2011-01-01

    The intent of this research was to describe school-based physical therapists in North Carolina (NC) and examine relationships between personality traits of this group, their job satisfaction and their perception of factors that influence decisions to remain at or leave their jobs. School-based physical therapists across NC (n=97) anonymously

  10. Staff Leadership in the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service.

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    Shearon, Ronald Wilson

    The purpose of this North Carolina study was to examine selected leadership correlates of variation in Cooperative Extension Chairmen's (CEC) conformity to an administrative professional leadership (APL) concept of their role. Two research instruments were developed--Survey I, used for collecting data from agents (419) and Survey II, for data from…

  11. BIOGENIC SULFUR COMPOUNDS IN COASTAL ATMOSPHERES OF NORTH CAROLINA

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    Atmospheric H2S, SO2, and particulate SO4(-2), Na(+), C1(-), NH4(-), and NO3(-) were measured in two experiments on the North Carolina coast to determine the levels of biogenic sulfur species at marsh and estuarine locations where dissimilatory bacterial sulfate reduction produce...

  12. State Secret: North Carolina and the Cherokee Trail of Tears

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    Bryant, James

    2008-01-01

    This paper is an analytic essay that examines the treatment of the Cherokee Trail of Tears in a North Carolina fourth grade textbook. I begin by offering a satiric look at an imaginary textbook's treatment of the Holocaust that is based closely on the actual narrative of the Trail of Tears written in the fourth grade text. Following this, close…

  13. National Environmental/Energy Workforce Assessment for North Carolina.

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    National Field Research Center Inc., Iowa City, IA.

    This report presents existing workforce levels, training programs and career potentials and develops staffing level projections (1976-1982) based on available information for the State of North Carolina. The study concerns itself with the environmental pollution control areas of air, noise, potable water, pesticides, radiation, solid waste,…

  14. North Carolina Community Colleges Provide for Latino Student Success

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    Winecoff, Bonnie Watts

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to describe implemented and planned Latino student success activities in North Carolina community colleges and to examine variations in these activities based on the degree of Latino settlement in the college service area. This study was designed to answer the following research questions: (1) What Latino student…

  15. Legislating Character: Moral Education in North Carolina's Public Schools

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    Cooley, Aaron

    2008-01-01

    This article analyzes the epistemological aims and justification of character education legislation passed by the North Carolina General Assembly. I take this specific state law as representative of the broader national trends in the character education movement. I primarily use the work of Richard Rorty as the theoretical lens for the analysis…

  16. 78 FR 44186 - North Carolina Disaster # NC-00053

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    .../15/2013. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 09/13/2013. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application... adversely affected by the disaster: Primary Counties: Orange Contiguous Counties: North Carolina: Alamance... Elsewhere.. 2.875 For Economic Injury: Businesses & Small Agricultural Cooperatives Without Credit...

  17. A Cross Generational Dialect Study in Western North Carolina

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    Holt, Yolanda Feimster

    2011-01-01

    This dissertation evaluates the relationship between African American English and White Vernacular English as spoken in a small rural town in western North Carolina for consistencies in vowel production by group membership and for participation in the Southern Vowel Shift (SVS), a vowel rotation currently occurring in the Southern United States. A…

  18. North Carolina Community College System Information Resources and Technology Plan.

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    North Carolina Community Coll. System, Raleigh.

    The North Carolina Community College System engaged in a strategic planning process in 1998 that was the basis for the information resources and technology plans for the entire System. A focus of the planning was technology, and a technology environmental scanning team developed a set of planning assumptions, which led to the creation of 15 goals…

  19. Homophobic Language and Verbal Harassment in North Carolina High Schools

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    Phoenix, Terri; Hall, Will; Weiss, Melissa; Kemp, Jana; Wells, Robert; Chan, Andrew

    2006-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the prevalence of homophobic language and verbal harassment in North Carolina high schools, the intervention rates of school personnel, and the effectiveness of school non-harassment policies. Data was collected from six high schools in central NC that had active Gay Straight Alliances. Gay Straight…

  20. First on the Land: The North Carolina Indians.

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    Wetmore, Ruth Y.

    Written for students at the secondary level, this book details the historical development (10,000 B.C. to the present) of the 3 American Indian linguistic groups located in the 4 geographical areas of North Carolina (the Algonquians on the coast, the Iroquoians, including the Tuscarora on the coastal plain and the Cherokee in the mountains, and…

  1. North Carolina's Higher Education System: Success or Failure?

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    Gillen, Andrew; Vedder, Richard

    2008-01-01

    North Carolina has long prided itself on what many perceive to be one of the finest systems of higher education in the country. Aside from having a number of nationally recognized private schools of distinction (e.g., Duke, Wake Forest, Davidson), the state has invested aggressively with public funds. State government appropriations for higher…

  2. Profile of State High School Exit Exam Policies. North Carolina

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    Center on Education Policy, 2011

    2011-01-01

    This individual profile provides information on North Carolina's high school exit exam standards and policies. Some of the categories presented include: (1) State exit exam policy; (2) Type of Test; (3) Purpose; (4) Major changes in exit exam policy since the 2009-10 school year for financial reasons; (5) Subjects tested on exam; (6) Grade exam…

  3. STUDIES IN AIR QUALITY METEOROLOGY AT NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY

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    This report is comprised of summaries of eight investigations into diverse areas of air quality meteorology resulting from a cooperative research effort by graduate students and faculty of the atmospheric sciences program of North Carolina State University and the staff and facil...

  4. North Carolina Today: Contrasting Conditions and Common Concerns.

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    Calhoun, Craig

    This report provides a statistical profile for thinking about education and development decisions in North Carolina. It profiles the state primarily in terms of population patterns, economy, labor force, education, and environment; secondarily in terms of health and social services, infrastructure and aspects of government performance. State and

  5. Retaining Physical Therapists in North Carolina Public Schools

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    Ray, Laurie

    2011-01-01

    The intent of this research was to describe school-based physical therapists in North Carolina (NC) and examine relationships between personality traits of this group, their job satisfaction and their perception of factors that influence decisions to remain at or leave their jobs. School-based physical therapists across NC (n=97) anonymously…

  6. Vietnam's Central Highlanders: Adjustment and Adaptation in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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    Andresen, Gary D.

    1990-01-01

    The well-being and adaptation of 30 adult Vietnamese refugees living in Greensboro, North Carolina, were evaluated 6 months after their 1986 arrival. Women have adapted slightly better than men; adjustment problems may increase in time. Recommends further study of this community as well as additional aid. (DM)

  7. A Cross Generational Dialect Study in Western North Carolina

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    Holt, Yolanda Feimster

    2011-01-01

    This dissertation evaluates the relationship between African American English and White Vernacular English as spoken in a small rural town in western North Carolina for consistencies in vowel production by group membership and for participation in the Southern Vowel Shift (SVS), a vowel rotation currently occurring in the Southern United States. A

  8. Mixing Waters and Moving Ships off the North Carolina Coast

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    2000-01-01

    The estuarine and marine environments of the United States' eastern seaboard provide the setting for a variety of natural and human activities associated with the flow of water. This set of Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer images from October 11, 2000 (Terra orbit 4344) captures the intricate system of barrier islands, wetlands, and estuaries comprising the coastal environments of North Carolina and southern Virginia. On the right-hand side of the images, a thin line of land provides a tenuous separation between the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds and the Atlantic Ocean. The wetland communities of this area are vital to productive fisheries and water quality.

    The top image covers an area of about 350 kilometers x 260 kilometers and is a true-color view from MISR's 46-degree backward-looking camera. Looking away from the Sun suppresses glint from the reflective water surface and enables mapping the color of suspended sediments and plant life near the coast. Out in the open sea, the dark blue waters indicate the Gulf Stream. As it flows toward the northeast, this ocean current presses close to Cape Hatteras (the pointed cape in the lower portion of the images), and brings warm, nutrient-poor waters northward from equatorial latitudes. North Carolina's Outer Banks are often subjected to powerful currents and storms which cause erosion along the east-facing shorelines. In an effort to save the historic Cape Hatteras lighthouse from the encroaching sea, it was jacked out of the ground and moved about 350 meters in 1999.

    The bottom image was created with red band data from the 46-degree backward, 70-degree forward, and 26-degree forward cameras displayed as red, green, and blue, respectively. The color variations in this multi-angle composite indicate different angular (rather than spectral) signatures. Here, the increased reflection of land vegetation at the angle viewing away from the Sun causes a reddish tint. Water, on the other hand, appears predominantly in shades of blue and green due to the bright sunglint captured by the forward-viewing cameras. Contrasting angular signatures, most likely associated with variations in the orientation and slope of wind-driven surface waves, are apparent in the sunglint patterns.

    Details of human activities are visible in these images. Near the top center, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel complex, which links Norfolk with Virginia's eastern shore, can be seen. The locations of two tunnels which route automobiles below the water appear as gaps in the visible roadway. In the top image, the small white specks in the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean are ship wakes. The movements of the ships have been visualized by displaying the views from MISR's four backward-viewing cameras in an animated sequence (below). These cameras successively observe the same surface locations over a time interval of about 160 seconds. The large version of the animation covers an area of 135 kilometers x 130 kilometers. The land area on the left-hand side includes the birthplace of aviation, Kitty Hawk, where the Wright Brothers made their first sustained, powered flight in 1903.

    [figure removed for brevity, see original site]

    MISR was built and is managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, for NASA's Office of Earth Science, Washington, DC. The Terra satellite is managed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD. JPL is a division of the California Institute of Technology.

  9. 257. North Carolina Route 181 grade separation structure is a ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    257. North Carolina Route 181 grade separation structure is a single-span, reinforced concrete, elliptical spandrel arch structure built in 1959, it is on a slight skew as it passes over the parkway accounting for its wide span of 80. It is one of the few structures to pass over the parkway. This view is to the north. - Blue Ridge Parkway, Between Shenandoah National Park & Great Smoky Mountains, Asheville, Buncombe County, NC

  10. 142. North Carolina route 181 grade separation structure. This single ...

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    142. North Carolina route 181 grade separation structure. This single span, reinforced concrete, elliptical, spandrel arch structure, built in 1959, is on a slight skew as it passes over the parkway accounting for its wide span of 80. It is one of the few structures to pass over the parkway. This view of the elevation is to the north. - Blue Ridge Parkway, Between Shenandoah National Park & Great Smoky Mountains, Asheville, Buncombe County, NC

  11. 76 FR 77024 - In the Matter of Carolina Power & Light Company North Carolina Eastern, Municipal Power Agency...

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    2011-12-09

    ... Register on August 30, 2011 (76 FR 53970). No comments or hearing requests were received. Pursuant to 10... Company (CP&L, the licensee) and North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency are the owners of Brunswick... and an ISFSI located in Brunswick County, North Carolina. The facility operating licenses authorize...

  12. ELLICOTT ROCK WILDERNESS AND ADDITIONS, SOUTH CAROLINA, NORTH CAROLINA, AND GEORGIA.

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    Bell, Henry, III; Gazdik, Gertrude C.

    1984-01-01

    A mineral survey was made of the Ellicott Rock Wilderness and additions located in the common corner of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. Surveys along the rivers, streams, and ridges indicated that there is little promise for the occurrence of metallic mineral or energy resources. Deeply buried sedimentary rocks have an unknown potential for hydrocarbons, probably gas. Until some deep drilling is done to test these deep sedimentary rocks no reasonable estimate of gas potential can be made, but it cannot be totally discounted.

  13. Monitoring Rehabilitation in Temperate North American Estuaries

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    Rice, Casimir A.; Hood, W Gregory; Tear, Lucinda M.; Simenstad, Charles; Williams, Gregory D.; Johnson, L. L.; Feist, B. E.; Roni, P.

    2005-02-01

    In this chapter, we propose that monitoring rehabilitation in estuarine ecosystems by necessity requires quantifying relationships between dynamic estuarine processes and sensitive indicators of ecosystem function. While we do discuss temperate systems in general, emphasis is placed on anadromous salmon habitats in the Pacific Northwest because anadromous fishes are such a major focus of rehabilitation efforts, and present some of the greater challenges in linking function of one segment of their life history to conditions in a specific habitat. We begin with a basic overview of the ecological and socioeconomic significance of, as well as anthropogenic effects on, estuaries. Next, we briefly summarize the various kinds of estuarine rehabilitation historically practiced in temperate regions, and review estuarine rehabilitation monitoring design and methods, highlighting the unique challenges involved in monitoring estuarine systems. We then close with a summary and conclusions.

  14. Cirsium nuttallii (Asteraceae: Cynareae) new to North Carolina and an illustrated key to southeastern congeners

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    Krings, A.; Westbrooks, R.; Lloyd, J.

    2002-01-01

    Cirsium nuttallii (Asteraceae) is documented for North Carolina. The species had previously been known from Florida to South Carolina and from disjunct populations in Virginia. An illustrated key is provided to aid others in the diagnosis of Cirsium in North Carolina and the southeast.

  15. Long-term variation of fiddler crab populations in North Carolina salt marshes

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    Cammen, L.M.; Seneca, E.D.; Stroud, L.M.

    1984-06-01

    As part of the environmental monitoring of possible effects of the Brunswick nuclear power plant fiddle crab populations were sampled in several salt marshes in the lower Cape Fear River estuary, North Carolina for five years. Total biomass of the fiddler crabs Uca Pugnax and U. minax in four Spartina marshes declined by 65 to 70% between the summers of 1974-1975 and 1976-1977 with no significant decrease in population density; there was evidence of a recovery in summer of 1978 to the 1974-1975 levels. The cause of these fluctuations is unknown, but such a degree of variability in intertidal populations emphasizes the need for caution in using one or two-year baseline studies to evalute potential environmental impacts. 1 figure, 2 table.

  16. Carolinas Coastal Change Processes Project data report for nearshore observations at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina

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    Armstrong, Brandy N.; Warner, John C.; Voulgaris, George; List, Jeffrey H.; Thieler, Robert; Martini, Marinna A.; Montgomery, Ellyn T.; McNinch, Jesse E.; Book, Jeffrey W.; Haas, Kevin

    2013-01-01

    An oceanographic field study conducted in February 2010 investigated processes that control nearshore flow and sediment transport dynamics at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. This report describes the project background, field program, instrumentation setup, and locations of the sensor deployments. The data collected, and supporting meteorological and streamflow observations, are presented as time-series plots for data visualization. Additionally, the data are available as part of this report.

  17. Evaluation of progress in achieving TMDL mandated nitrogen reductions in the Neuse River basin, North Carolina.

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    Lebo ME; Paerl HW; Peierls BL

    2012-01-01

    Management efforts to control excess algal growth in the Neuse River and Estuary, North Carolina began in the 1980s, with an initial focus on phosphorus (P) input reduction. However, continued water quality problems in the 1990s led to development of a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for nitrogen (N) in 1999 to improve conditions in N-sensitive estuarine waters. Evaluation of the effectiveness of management actions implemented in the Neuse River basin is a challenging endeavor due to natural variations in N export associated with climate. A simplified approach is presented that allows evaluation of trends in flow-normalized nutrient loading to provide feedback on effectiveness of implemented actions to reduce N loading to estuarine waters. The approach is applied to five watershed locations, including the headwaters of the Neuse Estuary. Decreases in nitrate+nitrite (NO(3)-N) concentrations occurred throughout the basin and were largest just downstream of the Raleigh metropolitan area. Conversely, concentrations of total Kjeldahl N (TKN) increased at many stations, particularly under high flow conditions. This indicates a relative increase in organic N (Org-N) inputs since the mid-1990s. Overall, patterns in different N fractions at watershed stations indicate both partial success in reducing N inputs and ongoing challenges for N loading under high flow conditions. In downstream waters, NO(3)-N concentrations decreased concurrent with TMDL implementation in the upper portion of the estuary but not in the middle and lower reaches. The lack of progress in the middle and lower reaches of the estuary may, at least in part, be affected by remineralization of settled particle-bound N deposited under high river flows.

  18. Evaluation of Progress in Achieving TMDL Mandated Nitrogen Reductions in the Neuse River Basin, North Carolina

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    Lebo, Martin E.; Paerl, Hans W.; Peierls, Benjamin L.

    2012-01-01

    Management efforts to control excess algal growth in the Neuse River and Estuary, North Carolina began in the 1980s, with an initial focus on phosphorus (P) input reduction. However, continued water quality problems in the 1990s led to development of a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for nitrogen (N) in 1999 to improve conditions in N-sensitive estuarine waters. Evaluation of the effectiveness of management actions implemented in the Neuse River basin is a challenging endeavor due to natural variations in N export associated with climate. A simplified approach is presented that allows evaluation of trends in flow-normalized nutrient loading to provide feedback on effectiveness of implemented actions to reduce N loading to estuarine waters. The approach is applied to five watershed locations, including the headwaters of the Neuse Estuary. Decreases in nitrate + nitrite (NO3-N) concentrations occurred throughout the basin and were largest just downstream of the Raleigh metropolitan area. Conversely, concentrations of total Kjeldahl N (TKN) increased at many stations, particularly under high flow conditions. This indicates a relative increase in organic N (Org-N) inputs since the mid-1990s. Overall, patterns in different N fractions at watershed stations indicate both partial success in reducing N inputs and ongoing challenges for N loading under high flow conditions. In downstream waters, NO3-N concentrations decreased concurrent with TMDL implementation in the upper portion of the estuary but not in the middle and lower reaches. The lack of progress in the middle and lower reaches of the estuary may, at least in part, be affected by remineralization of settled particle-bound N deposited under high river flows.

  19. 'Carolina' session growth, reproduction, and biomass of hydrilla in North Carolina

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    Harlan, S.M.; Davis, G.J.; Pesacreta, G.

    1984-06-01

    Certain morphological and physiological characteristics are associated with the phenomenal ability of hydrilla to invade an aquatic system, overtop more desirable native rooted aquatic species, and form very dense monospecific mats. One of these adaptations is the formation of tubers which are vegetative propagules formed at the ends of positively geotropic rhizomes (Van, Haller, and Garrard 1978). Tubers develop in the hydrosoil and thus are very resistant to all control methods. Also, hydrilla's ability to become established and photosynthesize under low light intensities is unequaled by any other submersed rooted aquatic macrophyte (Van, Haller, and Bowes 1976). Hydrilla growing in lakes in Umstead State Park in North Carolina was first identified by William Haller in 1981 and had apparently been established in the area for several years. Since its initial identification, hydrilla has been found in 18 other water bodies, all in Wake Country. Hydrilla has the potential to become a very serious problem as there are presently no effective means of halting its spreading or eradicating it after infestation occurs. For effective management in North Carolina, knowledge of the growth, reproduction, and biomass of hydrilla in North Carolina is needed. This research addresses these questions.

  20. Reproductive maturation and breeding of woodcock in North Carolina

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    Stamps, R.T.; Doerr, P.D.

    1977-01-01

    Breeding woodcock (PhiJohela minor) were studied in North Carolina during the winters and springs of 1974-75 and 1975-76.. Measurements of testes and ovaries from 19 male and 30 female woodcock suggest that gonadal recrudescence in many woodcock occurs on the wintering grounds. In males, testicular recrudescence occurred as early as December and was accompanied by territory selection and courtship activity. Of 15 females collected in February, 5 had shelled eggs in the oviduct. Seven woodcock broods, located from 1 March to 30 April, were banded, aged, and released. From estimated clutch completion dates it appears that broods were successfully hatched from clutches completed as early as 21 January. Because of the early nesting of woodcock in North Carolina, hunters and land managers need to be aware of woodcock breeding habits and their need for protection during late winter.

  1. Small-scale hydroelectric power in Watauga County, North Carolina

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    Ayers, H G

    1983-02-22

    We have completed both the installation of the demonstration project and the assessment of the stream flows in Watauga County, North Carolina. The 17 kW, high head (178'), project on Laurel Creek in Watauga County has produced about 60,000 kWh over its first nine months of operation despite some electrical and other problems. It is currently producing 16 to 17 kW on a steady basis and is functioning as a popular site for visits by people who plan to install their own similar plants in areas throughout the Southeast. The stream assessment proved to be less satisfactory than the subsequently developed method for predicting long term stream flows. The latter method has been applied to all western North Carolina and this report presents its general conclusions.

  2. 40 CFR 81.334 - North Carolina.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    .... Editorial Note: For Federal Register citations affecting § 81.334 see the List of CFR Sections Affected... AREAS FOR AIR QUALITY PLANNING PURPOSES Section 107 Attainment Status Designations § 81.334 North... Creek Township, Broadbay Township, Kernersville Township, Middle Fork Township, Old Town Township,...

  3. 40 CFR 81.334 - North Carolina.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    .... Editorial Note: For Federal Register citations affecting § 81.334 see the List of CFR Sections Affected... AREAS FOR AIR QUALITY PLANNING PURPOSES Section 107 Attainment Status Designations § 81.334 North... Creek Township, Broadbay Township, Kernersville Township, Middle Fork Township, Old Town Township,...

  4. 40 CFR 81.334 - North Carolina.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... affecting § 81.334 see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding Aids section of the... AREAS FOR AIR QUALITY PLANNING PURPOSES Section 107 Attainment Status Designations § 81.334 North... Creek Township, Broadbay Township, Kernersville Township, Middle Fork Township, Old Town Township,...

  5. North Carolina Linking Study: A Study of the Alignment of the NWEA RIT Scale with the North Carolina State End of Grade (EOG) Testing Program

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    Northwest Evaluation Association, 2014

    2014-01-01

    Recently, the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) completed a study to connect the scale of the North Carolina State End of Grade (EOG) Testing Program used for North Carolina's mathematics and reading assessments with NWEA's Rausch Interval Unit (RIT) scale. Information from the state assessments was used in a study to establish…

  6. State Education Finance and Governance Profile: North Carolina

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    Yao, Wang

    2010-01-01

    This article presents the state education finance and governance profile of North Carolina. The state has 214 school districts and a total enrollment of 1,461,740 students in 2,513 public elementary and secondary schools. The current expenditures per pupil in 2007-2008 added up to $8,521, equaling 19.8% of the median state household income. As in…

  7. Ochlerotatus japonicus japonicus (Theobald) in Georgia and North Carolina.

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    Gray, Elmer W; Harrison, Bruce A; Womack, Michael L; Kerce, Jerry; Neely, C John; Noblet, Ray

    2005-06-01

    Although the 1st published record of Ochlerotatus japonicus japonicus in Georgia (Rabun County) occurred in 2004, we report here a 2002 collection and identification in Fulton County, Georgia (metro Atlanta). The finding of Oc. j. japonicus in Fulton County represents the most southern record of this species in the United States to date. Also, subsequent collections in North Carolina and 4 additional counties in northeast Georgia are reported. PMID:16035153

  8. Vacuolar myelinopathy in waterfowl from a North Carolina impoundment

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    Augspurger, T.; Fischer, John R.; Thomas, Nancy; Sileo, L.; Brannian, Roger E.; Miller, Kimberli J.; Rocke, Tonie E.

    2003-01-01

    Vacuolar myelinopathy was confirmed by light and electron microscopic examination of mallards (Anas platyrhynchos), ring-necked ducks (Aythya collaris), and buffleheads (Bucephala albeola) collected during an epizootic at Lake Surf in central North Carolina (USA) between November 1998 and February 1999. Clinical signs of affected birds were consistent with central nervous system impairment of motor function (incoordination, abnormal movement and posture, weakness, paralysis). This is the first report of this disease in wild waterfowl (Anseriformes).Aug

  9. LOST COVE AND HARPER CREEK ROADLESS AREAS, NORTH CAROLINA.

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    Griffitts, W.R.; Crandall, T.M.

    1984-01-01

    An investigation indicated that a part of the Lost Cove and Harper Creek Roadless Areas, North Carolina has a probable mineral-resource potential for uranium, niobium, and beryllium. The study areas lie within the Blue Ridge physiographic province and are predominantly underlain by Precambrian plutonic and metasedimentary rocks of low metamorphic grade. The uranium occurs in vein-type deposits and in supergene-enriched foliated rocks. The geologic setting precludes the presence of fossil fuel resources.

  10. A new species of Perlesta (Plecoptera: Perlidae) from North Carolina with additional records for North Carolina and Virginia

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    Kondratieff, B.C.; Zuellig, R.E.; Lenat, D.R.

    2011-01-01

    Twenty-eight species of Nearctic Perlesta are currently recognized (Stark 1989, 2004; Kondratieff et al. 2006, 2008; Grubbs and DeWalt 2008, Grubbs and DeWalt 2011, Kondratieff and Myers 2011). Interestingly, but needing confirmation, Perlesta has been recently recorded from Central America (Gutiérrez-Fonseca and Springer 2011). Continued collecting and study of Perlesta from North Carolina by the authors revealed one additional undescribed species. Ten species of Perlesta currently have been recorded from North Carolina (Stark 1989, 2004, Kondratieff et al. 2006, 2008, Grubbs and DeWalt 2008). Additionally, new Perlesta species records are given for Virginia. The terminology used in the description of the male adult follows Stark (1989, 2004).

  11. Magnitude and extent of sediment toxicity in selected estuaries of South Carolina and Georgia. Technical memo

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    Long, E.R.; Scott, G.I.; Kucklick, J.; Fulton, M.; Thompson, B.

    1998-04-01

    Surficial sediment samples were collected from 162 locations within five estuaries -- Charleston Harbor, Winyah Bay, Leadenwah Creek, Savannah River, and St. Simons Sound -- in coastal South Carolina and Georgia in a survey of sediment toxicity performed in 1993 and 1994. All samples were tested for toxicity with a battery of complimentary laboratory bioassays. The laboratory bioassays consisted of amphipod survival tests in solid-phase sediments, microbial bioluminescence (Microtox{trademark}) tests of organic solvent extracts, and sea urchin fertilization and embryo development tests of porewaters. Some samples also were tested in copepod reproduction and cytochrome P-450 RGS bioassays. Chemical analyses for a suite of trace metals, organic compounds, and sedimentological factors were performed with portions of most samples.

  12. Support services for commercialization of small hydroelectric facilities in North Carolina

    SciTech Connect

    Warren, J.L.

    1980-06-01

    Small hydro is defined as those hydroelectric resources available at existing sites with a potential capacity of less than 25,000 kW, or 25 MW. There is no limitation on the height of the dam. North Carolina has between 3000 and 4000 dams. Section II reviews the assessment of the small hydro resource available in North Carolina with different data sources. Section III details the assistance given to small hydro developers in North Carolina. Section IV summarizes recommendations for future activities in support of small hydro in North Carolina. Appendices include a list of existing and potential hydroelectric sites in North Carolina, a computerized list of power potentials at existing dams in North Carolina, a list of parties interested in small hydro, a sample letter sent to small hydro developers, and the program for a small hydro conference held in Asheville in 1979.

  13. Lehardyia alleithoros, sp. nov. (Turbellaria, Kalyptorhynchia) from the Coast of North Carolina, USA

    PubMed Central

    Whitson, Ashley; Litvaitis, Marian K.

    2014-01-01

    As with other high-energy beaches, those of North Carolina harbor a diverse fauna of kalyptorhynch turbellarians, and most appear to be new to science. Here, we describe Lehardyia alleithoros, a new kalyptorhynch turbellarian of the Karkinorhynchidae, from 3 high-energy beach sites in North Carolina. We also report an apparent range extension for Carcharodorhynchus flavidus Brunet, 1967. These observations bring the total number of kalyptorhynch turbellarians reported from the marine interstitial environment of North Carolina to five. PMID:24955066

  14. 76 FR 42162 - Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in North Carolina

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    2011-07-18

    ... Planning and Environmental Studies, North Carolina Turnpike Authority (NCTA), 1578 Mail Service Center... Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing...

  15. Statewide HPV Vaccine Initiation Among Adolescent Females in North Carolina

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    Reiter, Paul L.; Cates, Joan R.; McRee, Annie-Laurie; Gottlieb, Sami L.; Shafer, Autumn; Smith, Jennifer S.; Brewer, Noel T

    2014-01-01

    Background Cervical cancer incidence in the United States may be greatly reduced through widespread human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. We estimated the statewide level of HPV vaccine initiation among adolescent girls in North Carolina and identified correlates of vaccine initiation. Methods We used data from 617 parents of adolescent females from North Carolina who completed the population-based 2008 Child Health Assessment and Monitoring Program survey. Analyses used weighted multivariate logistic regression. Results Overall, 31.3% of parents reported their daughters had received at least 1 dose of HPV vaccine. Vaccine initiation was higher among daughters aged 13 to 15 years (odds ratio [OR] = 2.03, 95% CI, 1.123.67) or 16 to 17 years (OR = 3.21, 95% CI, 1.76 5.86) compared with those 10 to 12 years old. Additional correlates of HPV vaccine initiation included the daughter having a preventive check-up in the last 12 months (OR = 5.09, 95% CI, 2.4310.67), having received meningococcal vaccine (OR = 2.50, 95% CI, 1.55 4.01), or being from an urban area (OR = 1.81, 95% CI, 1.023.21). Among parents of unvaccinated daughters, intent to vaccinate in the next year was higher among those with daughters aged 13 to 17 years. Parents of unvaccinated non-Hispanic white daughters reported lower levels of intent to vaccinate within the next year compared with parents of unvaccinated daughters of other races. Conclusions HPV vaccine initiation in North Carolina is comparable with other US areas. Potential strategies for increasing HPV vaccination levels include reducing missed opportunities for HPV vaccination at preventive check-ups and increasing concomitant administration of HPV vaccine with other adolescent vaccines. PMID:20414146

  16. Anatomy of a shoreface sand ridge revisted using foraminifera: False Cape Shoals, Virginia/North Carolina inner shelf

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    Robinson, Marci M.; McBride, Randolph A.

    2008-01-01

    Certain details regarding the origin and evolution of shelf sand ridges remain elusive. Knowledge of their internal stratigraphy and microfossil distribution is necessary to define the origin and to determine the processes that modify sand ridges. Fourteen vibracores from False Cape Shoal A, a well-developed shoreface-attached sand ridge on the Virginia/North Carolina inner continental shelf, were examined to document the internal stratigraphy and benthic foraminiferal assemblages, as well as to reconstruct the depositional environments recorded in down-core sediments. Seven sedimentary and foraminiferal facies correspond to the following stratigraphic units: fossiliferous silt, barren sand, clay to sandy clay, laminated and bioturbated sand, poorly sorted massive sand, fine clean sand, and poorly sorted clay to gravel. The units represent a Pleistocene estuary and shoreface, a Holocene estuary, ebb tidal delta, modern shelf, modern shoreface, and swale fill, respectively. The succession of depositional environments reflects a Pleistocene sea-level highstand and subsequent regression followed by the Holocene transgression in which barrier island/spit systems formed along the Virginia/North Carolina inner shelf not, vert, ~5.2 ka and migrated landward and an ebb tidal delta that was deposited, reworked, and covered by shelf sand.

  17. Anatomy of a shoreface sand ridge revisited using foraminifera: False Cape Shoals, Virginia/North Carolina inner shelf

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Robinson, M.M.; McBride, R.A.

    2008-01-01

    Certain details regarding the origin and evolution of shelf sand ridges remain elusive. Knowledge of their internal stratigraphy and microfossil distribution is necessary to define the origin and to determine the processes that modify sand ridges. Fourteen vibracores from False Cape Shoal A, a well-developed shoreface-attached sand ridge on the Virginia/North Carolina inner continental shelf, were examined to document the internal stratigraphy and benthic foraminiferal assemblages, as well as to reconstruct the depositional environments recorded in down-core sediments. Seven sedimentary and foraminiferal facies correspond to the following stratigraphic units: fossiliferous silt, barren sand, clay to sandy clay, laminated and bioturbated sand, poorly sorted massive sand, fine clean sand, and poorly sorted clay to gravel. The units represent a Pleistocene estuary and shoreface, a Holocene estuary, ebb tidal delta, modern shelf, modern shoreface, and swale fill, respectively. The succession of depositional environments reflects a Pleistocene sea-level highstand and subsequent regression followed by the Holocene transgression in which barrier island/spit systems formed along the Virginia/North Carolina inner shelf ???5.2 ka and migrated landward and an ebb tidal delta that was deposited, reworked, and covered by shelf sand.

  18. Correlates of Mental Health among Latino Farmworkers in North Carolina

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    Crain, Rebecca; Grzywacz, Joseph G.; Schwantes, Melody; Isom, Scott; Quandt, Sara A.; Arcury, Thomas A.

    2013-01-01

    Latino farmworkers are a vulnerable population who confront multiple threats to their mental health. Informed by the stress-process model of psychiatric disorder, the goal of this paper is to determine personal and situational correlates of poor mental health among Latino farmworkers. Structured interview data were obtained from farmworkers (N=69) in six counties in eastern and western North Carolina. Results indicated that a substantial number of farmworkers have poor mental health, as indicated by elevated depressive symptoms (52.2%) and anxiety (16.4%). Results also indicated that each mental health outcome had different predictors. Addressing the mental health issues of farmworkers requires a comprehensive, multifaceted approach. PMID:22757952

  19. Power for all? Electricity and uneven development in North Carolina

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    Harrison, Conor M.

    Many towns in eastern North Carolina face a number of challenges common to the rural South, including high rates of poverty and diminishing employment opportunities. However, some residents of this region also confront a unique hardship---electricity prices that are vastly higher than those of surrounding areas. This dissertation examines the origins of pricing inequalities in the electricity market of eastern North Carolina---namely how such inequalities developed and their role in the production of racial and economic disparities in the South. This dissertation examines the evolving relations between federal and state agencies, corporations, and electric utilities, and asks why these interactions produced varying social outcomes across different places and spatial settings. The research focuses on the origins and subsequent development of electric utilities in eastern North Carolina, and examines how electricity as a material technology interacted with geographies of race and class, as well as the dictates of capital accumulation. This approach enables a rethinking of several concepts that are rarely examined by scholars of electric utilities, most notably the monopoly service territory, which I argue served as a spatial fix to accumulation problems in the industry. Further, examining the way that electric utilities developed in North Carolina during the 20th century brings to the forefront the at times contradictory relationships among systems of electricity provision, Jim Crow segregation, the Progressive Era, and the New Deal. Such a focus highlights the important role that the control of electricity provision played in shaping racial inequalities that continue to persist in the region. With most urban areas were electrified in the 1930s, the research also traces the electricity distribution lines as they moved out of cities through rural electrification programs, a shift that highlights the state as a multi-scalar and variegated actor that both aided and impeded electrification efforts by various institutional and corporate entities. Ultimately, I argue that the historical geography of electricity is a critical factor that must be considered in order to adequately understand and address the issues of inequality and poverty that continue to persist in the region.

  20. Peat resources of North Carolina. Quarterly progress report

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    Ingram, R.L.; Otte, L.J.

    1980-07-01

    Although the work on North Carolina peat deposits is far from complete, a preliminary estimate of the amount of peak was made. Table 1 has the listing of all three types of deposits, Pocosin, River Flood Plain and Carolina Bays, and their description such as area, weight, thickness and quality estimation. Work on the peats of Light Ground Pocosin has been completed and the final report will be distributed soon. Work is continuing on the three largest Pocosin deposits; East Dismal Swamp (Dare Peninsula), Dismal Swamp, and Croatan Forest. As for river deposits, reconnaissance work indicates that peat is to be found along the lower floodplains of the Chowan, Roanoke, and Cape Fear Rivers. The quality (ash content) is much more variable than for the pososin peats. There are approximately 2100 Carolina Bays deposits, over 800 ft long. A map is provided showing their distribution. Preliminary work shows that most of these bays contain good peat up to a maximum thickness of 15 ft.

  1. Peat resources of North Carolina. Quarterly progress report

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    Ingram, R.L.; Otte, L.J.

    1980-07-01

    Although the work on North Carolina peat deposits is far from complete, a preliminary estimate of the amount of peat was made. Table 1 has the listing of all three types of deposits, Pocosin, River Flood Plain and Carolina Bays, and their description such as area, weight, thickness and quality estimation. Work on the peats of Light Ground Pocosin has been completed and the final report will be distributed soon. Work is continuing on the three largest Pocosin deposits; East Dismal Swamp (Dare Peninsula), Dismal Swamp, and Croatan Forest. As for river deposits, reconnaissance work indicates that peat is to be found along the lower floodplains of the Chowan, Roanoke, and Cape Fear Rivers. The quality (ash content) is much more variable than for the pocosin peats. There are approximately 2100 Carolina Bays deposits, over 800 ft long. A map is provided showing their distribution. Preliminary work shows that most of these bays contain good peat up to a maximum thickness of 15 ft.

  2. A study of reported therapeutic abortions in North Carolina.

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    Howell, E M

    1975-05-01

    Legislation in 1967 allowed abortions in North Carolina for reasons of mental or physical danger to the mother or child or in cases of rape. In 1971 the statute was changed to require 2 rather than 3 physicians in agreement, to reduce residency requirements from 4 months to 30 days, and mandatory reporting of all abortions. A study of reported abortions since 1967 is undertaken for time trends, differences, distribution, and complications of patients in 1971 voluntary versus mandatory reporting, and abortion ratio for mandatory reporting period. 4378 abortion were reported for 1971. 70.6% of the women were white; 29.4 nonwhite. The most frequent indication was for psychiatric reasons (90%) and the most frequent procedure was suction curettage. Mean age was 23.6 years; mean gestation was 11.9 weeks. In comparison to national data for 1971, North Carolina had similar age distribution, later performance of abortion in terms of gestational age, and similar distribution of operational procedures. PMID:1130570

  3. Average annual precipitation classes to characterize watersheds in North Carolina

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    Terziotti, Silvia; Eimers, Jo Leslie

    2001-01-01

    This web site contains the Federal Geographic Data Committee-compliant metadata (documentation) for digital data produced for the North Carolina, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Public Water Supply Section, Source Water Assessment Program. The metadata are for 11 individual Geographic Information System data sets. An overlay and indexing method was used with the data to derive a rating for unsaturated zone and watershed characteristics for use by the State of North Carolina in assessing more than 11,000 public water-supply wells and approximately 245 public surface-water intakes for susceptibility to contamination. For ground-water supplies, the digital data sets used in the assessment included unsaturated zone rating, vertical series hydraulic conductance, land-surface slope, and land cover. For assessment of public surface-water intakes, the data sets included watershed characteristics rating, average annual precipitation, land-surface slope, land cover, and ground-water contribution. Documentation for the land-use data set applies to both the unsaturated zone and watershed characteristics ratings. Documentation for the estimated depth-to-water map used in the calculation of the vertical series hydraulic conductance also is included.

  4. Airborne Observations of Ammonia Emissions from North Carolina Swine Facilities

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    Nowak, J. B.; Neuman, J. A.; Liao, J.; Welti, A.; Middlebrook, A. M.; McKeen, S. A.; Trainer, M.; Parrish, D. D.

    2013-12-01

    Ammonia (NH3) is the dominant gas-phase base in the troposphere. As a consequence, NH3 abundance influences particle formation and composition. Anthropogenic emissions of NH3 can react with sulfuric acid (H2SO4) and nitric acid (HNO3), photochemical oxidation products of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx (NO + NO2)), to form ammoniated particles that typically account for half or more of measured PM2.5 mass in the Eastern US. NH3 emissions are predominantly from agricultural sources, primarily livestock animal waste and crop fertilization. Accurate NH3 emissions estimates from these sources are necessary for developing effective particle control strategies. Swine facilities in North Carolina are one of the largest source of NH3 emissions in the Southeastern US. Airborne measurements of NH3 and particulate ammonium (NH4+) made aboard the NOAA WP-3D aircraft as part of the recent 2013 SENEX field campaign are used to quantify NH3 emissions from North Carolina swine facilities. The observed NH3 emissions are compared to swine facility emissions estimates from current emissions inventories. In addition, the NH3 emissions from swine facilities are placed in the broader context of NH3 sources through comparison to recent emissions observations from dairy facilities in California. The July 10 SENEX WP-3D flight track colored and sized by observed NH3 mixing ratios.

  5. Building a Value-Based Workforce in North Carolina.

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    Fraher, Erin P; Ricketts, Thomas C

    2016-01-01

    Health care in the United States is likely to change more in the next 10 years than in any previous decade. However, changes in the workforce needed to support new care delivery and payment models will likely be slower and less dramatic. In this issue of the NCMJ, experts from education, practice, and policy reflect on the "state of the state" and what the future holds for multiple health professional groups. They write from a broad range of perspectives and disciplines, but all point toward the need for change-change in the way we educate, deploy, and recruit health professionals. The rapid pace of health system change in North Carolina means that the road map is being redrawn as we drive, but some general routes are evident. In this issue brief we suggest that, to make the workforce more effective, we need to broaden our definition of who is in the health workforce; focus on retooling and retraining the existing workforce; shift from training workers in acute settings to training them in community-based settings; and increase accountability in the system so that public funds spent on the health professions produce the workforce needed to meet the state's health care needs. North Carolina has arguably the best health workforce data system in the country; it has historically provided the data needed to inform policy change, but adequate and ongoing financial support for that system needs to be assured. PMID:26961828

  6. 77 FR 52135 - HomeTrust Bank, Clyde, North Carolina; Approval of Conversion Application

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency HomeTrust Bank, Clyde, North Carolina; Approval of Conversion...) approved the application of HomeTrust Bank, Clyde, North Carolina to convert to the stock form...

  7. Impact of North Carolina's Early Childhood Initiatives on Special Education Placements in Third Grade

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    Muschkin, Clara G.; Ladd, Helen F.; Dodge, Kenneth A.

    2015-01-01

    This study examines the community-wide effects of investments in two early childhood initiatives in North Carolina (Smart Start and More at Four) on the likelihood of a student being placed into special education. We take advantage of variation across North Carolina counties and years in the timing of the introduction and funding levels of the two…

  8. An Analysis of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service's Role in Bridging the Digital Divide

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    Alston, Antoine J.; Hilton, Lashawn; English, Chastity Warren; Elbert, Chanda; Wakefield, Dexter

    2011-01-01

    The study reported here sought to determine the perception of North Carolina County Cooperative Extension directors in regard to the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service's role in bridging the digital divide. It was perceived by respondents that variables such as income, education, gender, disability status, race/ethnicity, age, and…

  9. Evaluation of the School-Wide Positive Behavioral Support Program in Eight North Carolina Elementary Schools

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    Wasilewski, Yvonne; Gifford, Beth; Bonneau, Kara

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this report is to provide the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) with information about teachers' responses to School-wide Positive Behavioral Support (PBS) and key educational outcomes on students in North Carolina elementary schools implementing School-wide (PBS). A web-based survey of teachers at eight…

  10. Legal Aspects of the Changing Roles of Women in North Carolina.

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    Schoonmaker, Meyressa H.

    Although women in North Carolina increasingly enter the work force to stay and their "protected" status in marriage is no longer secure, North Carolina's women do not have economic equality under law with men. Husbands have full rights to the rents, profit, and control of entirety property and real estate during marriage; and no women serve as…

  11. 40 CFR 282.83 - North Carolina State-Administered Program.

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    2012-07-01

    ... RCRA, 42 U.S.C. 6991c, and 40 CFR part 281, subpart E. If North Carolina obtains approval for the... provisions. (c) To retain program approval, North Carolina must revise its approved program to adopt new... of 1973 § 143B-282Environmental Management Commission—Creation; powers and duties §...

  12. Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolina, 1979-80.

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    North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill.

    The University of North Carolina's thirteenth annual statistical abstract of higher education in North Carolina covers the entire gamut of higher education activities from enrollment data and degrees conferred to more complex analyses like the flow of student transfers among institutions. Chapters include: current enrollment; enrollment trends;…

  13. Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolina, 2003-04. Research Report 1-04

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    Yang, Xiaoyun

    2004-01-01

    The University of North Carolina presents the thirty-sixth annual Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolina. This report covers the breadth of higher education activities in the State in their quantitative aspect, from simple counts of enrollment and degrees conferred to complex analyses of the flow of student transfers among…

  14. Work Front--Home Front: A Cooperative Extension Contribution to Work First in North Carolina.

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    DeBord, Karen; Matthews, D. Wayne; Canu, Rebecca; Parris, Pam

    North Carolina's Work First (WF) program, like other welfare reform programs, incorporates personal responsibility contracts; paid work, volunteer work, or school requirements; and time limitations. Using telephone interviews, this study examined perceptions of 31 former welfare recipients who were enrolled in the North Carolina Work First (WF)…

  15. 78 FR 78310 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina; Transportation Conformity...

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    2013-12-26

    ...The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the North Carolina State Implementation Plan submitted on July 12, 2013, through the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources. This submission adopts a memorandum of agreement establishing transportation conformity criteria and procedures related to interagency consultation and enforceability......

  16. 78 FR 78266 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina; Transportation Conformity...

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    2013-12-26

    ...The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the North Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on July 12, 2013, through the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NC DENR). This submission consists of memorandum of agreements (MOAs) establishing transportation conformity criteria and procedures related to......

  17. Analysis of Funding Issues Related to Distance Learning in the North Carolina Community College System.

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    Rogers, Brenda

    The enrollment in North Carolina Community College System's (NCCCS) distant-learning courses in 1999-2000 totaled 44,349, an increase of 11,000 compared with 1998-99. During its 2000 legislative session, the North Carolina General Assembly passed a special provision requiring the NCCCS to conduct a study of funding methods and delivery of distance…

  18. The North Carolina Capitol: Pride of the State. Teaching with Historic Places.

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    Draper, Howard

    North Carolina's state capitol rises majestically on Union Square in downtown Raleigh, a city created in 1792 to serve as North Carolina's permanent capital. Built between 1833-40, the granite building is one of the finest and best preserved examples of civic Greek Revival architecture in the United States. This lesson is based on the National…

  19. A History of the Community College Internship Program at North Carolina State University

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    Broadhurst, Christopher J.; Bartlett, James E.

    2014-01-01

    Following World War II, North Carolina created public junior colleges and industrial education centers to meet the educational demands of veterans and expand the technical skills of the state's workforce. Despite the creation of these campuses, in the early 1960s North Carolina ranked 47th in the number of citizens in college, and 66 counties…

  20. A Modernizer Sets a New Course at the U. of North Carolina.

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    Healy, Patrick

    1999-01-01

    Molly Corbett Broad, president of the University of North Carolina system and an economist by training, was brought in by the state treasurer to help convince the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association-College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF) to open a branch in North Carolina. The experience illustrates the kind of leadership Broad has…

  1. 76 FR 64094 - North Carolina; Amendment No. 9 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2011-10-17

    ... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency North Carolina; Amendment No. 9 to Notice of a Major Disaster... notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of North Carolina (FEMA-4019-DR), dated August 31... CONTACT: Peggy Miller, Office of Response and Recovery, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C...

  2. Hope, Opportunity, and Access: The In-State Tuition Debate in North Carolina

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    Sanders, Marla S.

    2010-01-01

    This qualitative case study explores the political debate that surrounded North Carolina's House Bill 1183, also known as Access to Higher Education and A Better Economic Future. This bill would have made undocumented students eligible for in-state tuition at North Carolina's colleges and universities. This article discusses the political debate,…

  3. 2010 Critical Success Factors for the North Carolina Community College System. Twenty First Annual Report

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    North Carolina Community College System (NJ1), 2010

    2010-01-01

    First mandated by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1989 (S.L. 1989; C. 752; S. 80), the Critical Success Factors report has evolved into the major accountability document for the North Carolina Community College System. This twenty first annual report on the critical success factors is the result of a process undertaken to streamline and…

  4. Adverse Impact of Racial Isolation on Student Performance: A Study in North Carolina

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    Sharma, Andy; Joyner, Ann Moss; Osment, Ashley

    2014-01-01

    This study examines the impact of racial isolation on high school student performance in North Carolina, a state in the southeast United States. Our research goal is to investigate if increased isolation negatively impacts Black students' academic performance. Employing the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI)…

  5. Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolina, 2008-09. Research Report 01-09

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    Dow, Daphne

    2009-01-01

    The University of North Carolina presents the forty-first annual "Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolina." This abstract covers the breadth of higher education activities in the State in their quantitative aspect, from simple counts of enrollment and degrees conferred to complex analyses of the flow of student transfers among…

  6. North Carolina Community College System Economic & Workforce Development Annual Report, 2002.

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    North Carolina Community Coll. System, Raleigh.

    This document is an update of the performance of North Carolina Community Colleges in the year 2002 and it focuses on how despite challenges such as a recession and major layoffs, the community college system has improved the future of North Carolina by creating new programs. These programs include the New and Expanding Industry Training Program,…

  7. University of North Carolina Lets Professors Ease Their Way into Retirement

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    June, Audrey Williams

    2008-01-01

    This article reports on the University of North Carolina's "phased-retirement" plan, which lets professors formally ease their way into retirement. The challenges of personnel planning in the North Carolina system, made tougher when higher education was stripped of a mandatory retirement age 14 years ago, have lessened because the program has…

  8. Utilization of ERTS-1 data in North Carolina. [forested wetlands, water management, and land use

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    Welby, C. W. (Principal Investigator); Lammi, J. O.; Carson, R. J., III

    1973-01-01

    The author has identified the following significant results. ERTS-1 imagery has been used to study forested wetlands, dynamic processes off Coastal North Carolina, and land use patterns in the Wilmington, North Carolina area. The thrust of the investigation is still involvement of state and regional agencies in the use of ERTS-1 imagery in solving some of their day-to-day problems.

  9. 77 FR 20781 - Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the North Carolina Advisory Committee

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    2012-04-06

    ... Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the North Carolina Advisory Committee Notice is hereby given...) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) that the North Carolina Advisory Committee (Committee..., 3121 Highpoint Rd., Greensboro, NC 27407, for the purpose of receiving a briefing on equal...

  10. Carex opaca (Hermann) P.E. Pothrock & Reznicek (CYPERACEAE) new to North Carolina

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    Carex opaca (F. J. Hermann) P.E. Rothrock & Reznicek (CYPERACEAE) is reported from two sites in North Carolina. These are the first records of C. opaca from North Carolina and represent easternmost stations for this species in the United States. Previously C. opaca was known from Arkansas, Illino...

  11. A History of the Community College Internship Program at North Carolina State University

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    Broadhurst, Christopher J.; Bartlett, James E.

    2014-01-01

    Following World War II, North Carolina created public junior colleges and industrial education centers to meet the educational demands of veterans and expand the technical skills of the state's workforce. Despite the creation of these campuses, in the early 1960s North Carolina ranked 47th in the number of citizens in college, and 66 counties

  12. The High Cost of Low Graduation Rates in North Carolina. School Choice Issues in the State

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    Gottlob, Brian J.

    2007-01-01

    North Carolina has a dropout crisis--only two thirds of North Carolina high school students graduate. One reason this crisis has not received the attention it deserves is because the state was reporting badly inflated graduation rates (supposedly as high as 97 percent) until it finally adopted a more realistic reporting method earlier this year.…

  13. 78 FR 47317 - Ore Knob Mine Superfund Site; Laurel Springs, Ashe County, North Carolina; Notice of Settlement

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    2013-08-05

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Ore Knob Mine Superfund Site; Laurel Springs, Ashe County, North Carolina; Notice of Settlement... Superfund Site located in Laurel Springs, Ashe County, North Carolina. The settlement addresses...

  14. Geology of the Plumtree area, Spruce Pine district, North Carolina

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    Brobst, Donald Albert

    1953-01-01

    This report describes the results of study and geologic mapping (1:12,000) in the 70-square-mile Plumtree area in the northeastern part of the Spruce Pine pegmatite district, on the Blue Ridge upland in western North Carolina. The district has been the chief domestic source of feldspar and sheet mica. The mining belt just west of the Blue Ridge Front trends northeast and is 25 miles long and 10 miles wide. The center of the Plumtree area lies 10 miles northeast of Spruce Pine pegmatite district, on the Blue Ridge upland in western North Carolina. The district has been the chief domestic source of feldspar and sheet mica. The mining belt just west of the Blue Ridge Front trends northeast and is 25 miles long and 10 miles wide. The center of the Plumtree area lies 10 miles northeast of Spruce Pine and includes parts of Mitchell and Avery Counties shown on the portions of the 7.5-minute Spruce Pine, Linville Falls, Newland, North Carolina, and Carvers Gap, North Carolina and Tennessee quadrangle. The topography varies from rugged mountains to rounded or flat topped hills near the entrenched, meandering master streams. Old erosion surfaces are approximately 600,1,100, 1,500, and 2,500 feet above the present master stream level. The area is in late youth or early maturity after rejuvenation.. The regionally metamorphosed rocks of the amophibolite facies form three mappable units: mica gneiss, mica schist, and hornblende rock. These rocks, perhaps of Precambrian age, are intimately interlayered with thicknesses of the individual layers ranging from less than one inch to several tons of feet. Field relationships and chemical data suggest that the mica (Carolina-type) rocks were derived from sandstones, graywackes, and shales and that the hornblende-rich (Roan-type) layers were derived from impure carbonate rocks. The igneous rocks include alaskite and associated pegmatite of early Paleozoic age (?), dunite and associated soapstone of a prepegmatite age, and a few diabasic dikes of post-pegmatite age (Triassic?). The alaskite and pegmatite have similar bulk compositions, notably low in iron (0.3 percent). The major constituents in order of decreasing abundance are plagioclase, perthitic microcline, quartz, and muncovite. All of these minerals, as well as clay deposits derived from the weathering of alaskite under old terraces, have economic value. The zoned pegmatites contain fewer zones which are less complex mineralogically than those in the pegmatites of many other areas. These essentially unmetamorphosed bodies were intruded approximately at the peak of the regional metamorphism. Their emplacement was controlled by local structure and rock type. The source of this igneous material may have been the mobilized portions of the Cranberry gneiss which underlies the area. The dunite bodies were intruded early in the metamorphic cycle. The bodies are commonly zoned: from the wall rock inwards (1) talc-antrophyllite-serpentine fringe, (3) serpentinized dunite, (3) granular olivine core. Dunite, chromite, vermiculite, and anthophyllite are the major economic commodities. Extensive hydrothermal alteration of dunite bodies produced soapstone. The area is the northeast end of a southwest plunging synclinorium about 20 miles wide with the steeper limb on the northwest side. There are three structural zones: zone I on the northwest is characterized by the northeast-trending isoclinal folds with steep southeast dips; zone II on the southwest includes an area of rocks with low and variable dip; zone III is the complex central core. In the extreme northeast zones I and II have an indistinct boundary where they coalesce along the rim of the synclinorium. Six stratigraphic units are exposed totaling approximately 10,500 feet of metamorphic rocks. Small scale structural features include a foliation, and a lineation in the planes of the foliation. Minor folding reflects the trends of the major structures. There are randomly orient

  15. 33 CFR 334.430 - Neuse River and tributaries at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina; restricted...

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    2010-07-01

    ... Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina; restricted area and danger zone. 334.430 Section... Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina; restricted area and danger zone. (a) The restricted area... Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina, extending from the mouth of Hancock Creek to a point...

  16. 33 CFR 334.430 - Neuse River and tributaries at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina; restricted...

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    2011-07-01

    ... Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina; restricted area and danger zone. 334.430 Section... Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina; restricted area and danger zone. (a) The restricted area... Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina, extending from the mouth of Hancock Creek to a point...

  17. 33 CFR 334.430 - Neuse River and tributaries at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina; restricted...

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    2012-07-01

    ... Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina; restricted area and danger zone. 334.430 Section... Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina; restricted area and danger zone. (a) The restricted area... Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina, extending from the mouth of Hancock Creek to a point...

  18. 33 CFR 334.430 - Neuse River and tributaries at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina; restricted...

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    2013-07-01

    ... Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina; restricted area and danger zone. 334.430 Section... Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina; restricted area and danger zone. (a) The restricted area... Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina, extending from the mouth of Hancock Creek to a point...

  19. 33 CFR 334.430 - Neuse River and tributaries at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina; restricted...

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    2014-07-01

    ... Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina; restricted area and danger zone. 334.430 Section... Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina; restricted area and danger zone. (a) The restricted area... Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina, extending from the mouth of Hancock Creek to a point...

  20. The Perceived Impact of the 2006 North Carolina Standards for School Executives on University Educational Leadership Preparation Programs

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    Williams, Thomas J.

    2010-01-01

    Not surprisingly, the members of the Ad Hoc Committee on School Administration--a committee established by the North Carolina State Board of Education for the purpose of revising standards for principals in North Carolina--perceived that the 2006 North Carolina Standards for School Executives would have an impact on both university preparation…

  1. North Carolina's Elderly Population: A Distributional Analysis. Department of Sociology and Anthropology Progress Report Soc. 61, 1975.

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    Clifford, William B.; Faulkner, Gary L.

    Analyzing selected data on North Carolina's aged population (65 and over), this report utilizes U.S. Census figures, providing tabular data on the migration of the aged and the distribution of the aged population by residence in North Carolina and the U.S. and by North Carolina counties (rural and urban places). Major findings reveal that North…

  2. Spatio-temporal Trends of Climate Variability in North Carolina

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    Sayemuzzaman, Mohammad

    Climatic trends in spatial and temporal variability of maximum temperature (Tmax), minimum temperature (Tmin), mean temperature (Tmean) and precipitation were evaluated for 249 ground-based stations in North Carolina for 1950-2009. The Mann-Kendall (MK), the Theil-Sen Approach (TSA) and the Sequential Mann-Kendall (SQMK) tests were applied to quantify the significance of trend, magnitude of trend and the trend shift, respectively. The lag-1 serial correlation and double mass curve techniques were used to address the data independency and homogeneity. The pre-whitening technique was used to eliminate the effect of auto correlation of the data series. The difference between minimum and maximum temperatures, and so the diurnal temperature range (DTR), at some stations was found to be decreasing on both an annual and a seasonal basis, with an overall increasing trend in the mean temperature. For precipitation, a statewide increasing trend in fall (highest in November) and decreasing trend in winter (highest in February) were detected. No pronounced increasing/decreasing trends were detected in annual, spring, and summer precipitation time series. Trend analysis on a spatial scale (for three physiographic regions: mountain, piedmont and coastal) revealed mixed results. Coastal zone exhibited increasing mean temperature (warming) trend as compared to other locations whereas mountain zone showed decreasing trend (cooling). Three main moisture components (precipitation, total cloud cover, and soil moisture) and the two major atmospheric circulation modes (North Atlantic Oscillation and Southern Oscillation) were used for correlative analysis purposes with the temperature (specifically with DTR) and precipitation trends. It appears that the moisture components are associated with DTR more than the circulation modes in North Carolina.

  3. Thrust belt geometry in the central Carolina slate belt North Carolina

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    Huntsman, J.R.; Dockal, J.A.

    1985-01-01

    Newly recognized eastward-directed thrust faults and associated folds and cleavage constitute a major structural element in the central Carolina slate belt near Albemarle, North Carolina. At least two northwest-trending imbricate thrusts occur in a 10 km wide zone that trends 30 km along a northeast strike. Reconnaissance mapping suggests the presence of faults with similar style towards the west of this zone. Rocks directly involved in the thrust include the deep water rhythmites of the Tillery Formation that act as surface of detachment, and, also, a mafic rock that previously was mapped as a gabbro sill. Other field evidence documenting the thrusts includes: drag folds with a pronounced axial planar cleavage that parallels the faults; ramp areas with characteristic rootless folds; dragging of an earlier cleavage into fault surfaces; shear zones and kink bands with the same sense of movement as the thrusts. Axial planar cleavage results in part from pressure solution. The intensity of cleavage and the relative overall strain of the rocks increases from west to east across the thrust zone and suggests that thrusting progressed by successive propogation of footwall faults. Systematic and regular changes in the ratio of Bouma sequence intervals ((A+B+C+D)/E) show a marked discontinuity at the faults and suggest relative horizontal displacements of up to 14 km. Reconnaissance work suggests that the thrust may pre-date but are not younger than the regional low grade metamorphism.

  4. Geology of the Flat Swamp Mountain caldera and related rocks, Carolina slate belt, central North Carolina

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    Butler, J.R. . Dept. of Geology)

    1994-03-01

    The Flat Swamp Member (FSM) of the Cid Formation (Late Proterozoic) and related volcanogenic deposits in the Carolina slate belt of central North Carolina constitute a submarine caldera complex, mildly deformed and metamorphosed to lower greenschist facies. The intracaldera facies, including mudflow breccias, ashfall tuffs, pyroclastic flows and lava flows, are 1.2 to 1.8 km thick in the Denton area. The FSM thins abruptly near Badin, passing laterally into extracaldera facies less than 150 m thick of coarse- to fine-grained crystal-rich ashfall tuffs with an upper unit of extremely fine-grained devitrified vitric tuffs. The thickness and average grainsize decrease to the south and east, until the FSM merges with adjacent mudstones. The Morrow Mountain Rhyolite includes bodies of homogeneous rhyolite as much as several km across emplaced within the FSM and stratigraphically lower units, interpreted to be shallow intrusions and some surface-breaking lava domes, emplaced at depths from 0 to 3 km within the caldera and along the ring-fractures. The FSM has been mapped over an area of about 2,400 km[sup 2], and it forms a time-constant layer useful in elucidating slate belt stratigraphy.

  5. Estuarine evolution in response to sea level rise, coastal plain, southeastern North Carolina

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    Berger, J.K.; Cleary, W.J. . Dept. of Earth Sciences)

    1993-03-01

    In North Carolina, small coastal plain estuaries incised into the mainland have received little investigative focus compared to fronting bar-built systems. Accelerating population growth prompted a county-wide survey for purposes of regional land use planning. Hewlett's Creek, a tide-dominated estuary and the largest of these systems in New Hanover County (15 km[sup 2]), was selected as an exemplary site for detailed study. Twenty-five vibracores were recovered from a 4km[sup 2] area dominated by Spartine alterniflora marshes. Seventy-five surface samples provide data on diagnostic parameters of subenvironments. Radiocarbon dated shells and peat suggest initial flooding of deeper parts of the system occurred 5,300 years B.P. and by 4,500 years B.P. flooding was complete. The innundated irregular low-relief Pleistocene surface consists of humic-stained quartz sands and iron-stained compact silty clays exposed in low-relief scarps on the estuary margins. Fill thickness exceeds 8m in the paleo-channels. Unlike the adjacent Masonboro bar-built system, appreciable thicknesses of mud are common, particularly in the upper reaches where 2--4m of mud has accumulated. Portions of the upper system are capped by 2m thick Spartina peats which reflect uninterrupted marsh production and anomalous peat accumulation for the past 4,200 years. Dredging of the Intracoastal Waterway in 1930 apparently altered hydrodynamics and associated sedimentation patterns within the lower portions of the estuary. Aerial photographs document increased shoaling and a marked increase in tidal marsh are near the mouth. The wedge of sandy sediments characteristic of this area is overlapping the mud-dominated western portion where the upper 6m of fines is mostly organic-rich muds. One km west of the junction with the Waterway an abrupt decrease in the distribution and abundance of sand and oyster flats separates the sand-rich portion from the mud-dominated portion.

  6. Pegmatite geology of the Shelby district, North Carolina

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    Griffitts, Wallace R.

    1957-01-01

    The Shelby district is divided into a northwestern and a southeastern province. The rocks in the southeastern province include various units in the Battleground schist formation and the Yorkville granodiorite. Those in the northwestern province include the Carolina gneiss, with its Shelby gneiss member, and the Toluca quartz monzonite. The Cherryville quartz monzonite forms a batholith that is just west of the boundary between the two provinces. Pegmatites related to both the Toluca and the Cherryville quartz monzonites lie in the Carolina gneiss and many dikes of pegmatite that are related to the Cherryville quartz monzonite are in the tin-spodumene belt that lies along the boundary between provinces. The rocks of the southeastern province have been bent into steep isoclinal folds; those of the northwestern province were bent into open folds and gently-dipping isoclinal folds. The rocks to the southeast have been metamorphosed in the epidote-amphibolite facies whereas the rocks to the northwest represent the amphibolite or granulite facies. The pegmatites related to the Toluca quartz monzonite form sills, dikes, and concordant lenses in the Carolina gneiss, as well as dikes in the Toluca quartz monzonite. The bodies are unzoned and consist mainly of gneissic microcline-plagioclase-quartz pegmatite. The pegmatites related to the Cherryville quartz monzonite form dikes and disconformable lenses in the Carolina gneiss and the Toluca quartz monzonite. These pegmatites range widely in composition and many are zoned. The dikes west of the Cherryville batholith are rich in muscovite and plagioclase and may contain no microcline or only a moderate amount of microcline. Quartz cores and microcline-rich intermediate zones are common. Similar pegmatite forms dikes along the west edge of the tin-spodumene belt. The tin-spodumene belt containes albite-microcline-spodumene-quartz pegmatite. These dikes of albitic pegmatite are largest and most nearly parallel to one another south of Kings Mountain. Farther north they lie in fractures of several sets. The main factors that affected the development of zones in the pegmatite dikes are composition of magma, temperatures of magma and wall rock, and deformation during crystallization. For best development of zones and the growth of the largest muscovite books the rate of cooling and the rate of crystal growth must be rather fast. Complete consolidation probably was reached in most dikes within a gew years after the start of crystallization.

  7. Declining rates of expansion of reservoir capacity in North Carolina

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    Moreau, D.H.

    1992-12-01

    Two complementary inventories of dams in North Carolina are used to examine trends in reservoir capacity from 1900 to 1990. Normal capacity of all reservoirs is shown to be expanding at a declining rate since 1970; construction of reservoirs used primarily for hydroelectric power virtually ceased after 1965. Construction of reservoirs classified as being primarily for water supply or for recreation has also declined sharply since 1970. These trends are particularly important in the growing urban Piedmont region that depends almost exclusively on surface water supplies. They point to the need to protect existing reservoirs, identify and preserve sites for new reservoirs, and to reexamine statutes and administrative processes for allocating stored water among competing uses.

  8. North Carolina court affirms conviction of HIV-positive rapist.

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    1999-03-01

    The North Carolina Court of Appeals upheld the conviction of [name removed] [name removed], convicted of raping a 12-year-old girl. The defense had claimed that in admitting testimony about [name removed]'s AIDS diagnosis, the court prejudiced the jury against [name removed] was sentenced to 35 to 42.75 years in prison on the rape charge, and 22 to 32 months for an indecent liberties charge. Because of [name removed]'s HIV infection, indictments were made against him for attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon. Those charges were dropped during the trial. The Court of Appeals refused to look into the case because the argument made in the appeal differed from the argument made at the original trial. The girl involved in the case received AZT prophylaxis following the rape and has not tested positive. PMID:11366398

  9. JOYCE KILMER-SLICKROCK WILDERNESS, NORTH CAROLINA AND TENNESSEE.

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    Lesure, Frank G.; Hill, James J.

    1984-01-01

    A mineral-resource survey of the Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness in the western part of the Blue Ridge Mountains along the border between North Carolina and Tennessee found trace amounts of such metals as copper, gold, lead, and zinc in rock, stream-sediment, and soil samples, but little promise for the occurrence of metallic-mineral resources was identified. The only apparent mineral resources are small amounts of sand and gravel and abundant rock suitable for construction materials. Oil and natural gas may be present in younger sedimentary rocks. Further seismic work and exploratory drilling are needed to evaluate the resource potential of the whole overthrust belt in this area for oil and gas.

  10. Using topographic lidar data to delineate the North Carolina Shoreline

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    Limber, Patrick W.; List, Jeffrey H.; Warren, Jeffrey D.; Farris, Amy S.; Weber, Kathryn M.

    2007-01-01

    In North Carolina, shoreline change rates are an important component of the state's coastal management program. To enhance methods of measuring shoreline change, the NC Division of Coastal Management (DCM) is considering using mean high water (MHW) shorelines extracted from lidar data together with traditional wet/dry shorelines digitized from aerial photography. To test their compatibility, a wet/dry line and MHW shoreline derived from a concurrent 2004 oceanfront photography and lidar dataset were compared along a distance of 244 km. Results show that the MHW shoreline was seaward of the wet/dry shoreline by 2.82 m on average, and that this offset biased shoreline change rates by an average of 0.05 m/yr. The offset was greatest on low-sloping beaches experiencing higher water levels at the time of photography, but overall was small enough to suggest that the MHW shoreline can be a reliable substitute for the wet/dry shoreline.

  11. U.S. hydropower resource assessment for North Carolina

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    Conner, A.M.; Francfort, J.E.

    1997-10-01

    The US Department of Energy is developing an estimate of the undeveloped hydropower potential in the US. The Hydropower Evaluation Software (HES) is a computer model that was developed by the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory for this purpose. HES measures the undeveloped hydropower resources available in the US, using uniform criteria for measurement. The software was developed and tested using hydropower information and data provided by the Southwestern Power Administration. It is a menu-driven program that allows the personal computer user to assign environmental attributes to potential hydropower sites, calculate development suitability factors for each site based on the environmental attributes present, and generate reports based on these suitability factors. This report describes the resource assessment results for the State of North Carolina.

  12. Hunting for tularaemia - a review of cases in North Carolina.

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    Rimawi, R H; Shah, K B; Chowdhary, R A; Cook, P P

    2015-05-01

    Human infections with Francisella tularensis can be acquired via numerous routes, including ingestion, inhalation, arthropod bite or direct contact with infected animals. Since 1991, there have been 25 reported cases of tularaemia in North Carolina, most of which were associated with rabbit hunting or cat bites. We present two adults cases of pulmonary and oropharyngeal tularaemia and review the reported cases since 1991-2013. We also present the fifth case of pulmonary empyema. While cavitary pneumonias are primarily treated with drainage, we illustrate a case of cavitary pneumonia associated with tularaemia successfully treated with oral ciprofloxacin after drainage. Tularaemia should be considered in patients with a perplexing radiographic image, animal exposure and lack of response to conventional empiric broad-spectrum antibiotics. Even in serious cases of pneumonic tularaemia, fluoroquinolones may provide a suitable alternative to aminoglycosides. PMID:24655540

  13. Utilization of ERTS-1 data in North Carolina

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    Welby, C. W. (Principal Investigator); Lammi, J. O.; Carson, R. J.

    1972-01-01

    The author has identified the following significant results. Initial study and interpretation of ERTS-1 imagery indicates its usefulness for regional land use planning purposes in North Carolina. Quarries, many secondary roads, and the existence of urbanization as well as changes in urban areas may be mapped. Differences in spectral response for various parts of the major cities suggests that the type of activity in urbanized areas may be monitored. Geological mapping at a scale of 1:250,000 may be possible. The major unfavorable comment from various organizations and agencies who are potential users has been to the relatively small scale. The imagery is a powerful illustrative tool for the several state agencies cooperating in the investigation.

  14. Observations and Models of Coastal Tidal Variations and Sedimentation in Response to Coastal Geomorphic Reorganizations: Northeastern North Carolina Coastal System

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    Mallinson, D.; Culver, S.; Riggs, S.; Thieler, E. R.; Blanton, B.

    2008-12-01

    There is much concern about coastal erosion in response to scenarios of future sea-level rise and increased tropical cyclone intensities. We are using observations of coastal stratigraphy in northeastern North Carolina to understand past changes of the coastal system in response to storms and sea-level change, in order to create an actualistic model of coastal evolution. The modeling approach is based upon geologic observations derived from seismic data, cores, and microfossil assemblages, temporally constrained by radiocarbon and optically-stimulated luminescence ages. Observations indicate that during the late Pleistocene, the estuarine system was dominated by astronomical tides, and contained extensive tidal flats. During the Holocene, the estuarine system became wind-tide dominated as the barrier system became more robust and continuous, separating the estuary from the adjacent shelf. Late Holocene sediments, however, suggest that segments of the barrier system periodically became less continuous or collapsed. This led to an increase in astronomical tidal range within the estuary. To further understand this transitional behavior, we are modeling the tidal effects using various representations of barrier island morphology, which are constrained by our geologic observations. The ADCIRC model is being used to investigate the degree of tidal change that corresponds to the geologic observations. These data will enable an understanding of the potential for a threshold response of the barriers and estuaries to future sea-level rise and storms, and evaluate the potential for future reorganization to a tidally-dominated system.

  15. Decadal-scale sediment dynamics and environmental change in the Albemarle Estuarine System, North Carolina

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    Corbett, D. Reide; Vance, Dave; Letrick, Erin; Mallinson, David; Culver, Stephen

    2007-02-01

    During the summer of 2001, several short cores (<50 cm) were collected in the Albemarle Estuarine System (AES). Down-core measurements for radiochemical tracers ( 210Pb, 137Cs) and organic matter signatures (? 13C, ? 15N, C:N ratio, and LOI) have been used to elucidate potential temporal changes in fluxes and cycles of organic matter in the AES. Pb-210 geochronology indicates temporal and spatial variations in sediment deposition rates (0.08-0.57 cm y -1) with highest rates near the AES western limit relative to the rest of the estuary. Low accumulation rates, deficient excess 210Pb inventories, and near linear 137Cs profiles throughout the AES suggest that sediments are resuspended by wind-generated waves and currents and flushed from the system by river discharge and wind-tides, probably to Pamlico Sound to the south. Sediments in the AES are accumulating at rates less than the current rate of relative sea-level rise for this region except in protected portions of the estuary. Thus sediment accumulation in the AES is controlled in the short term by storm wave-base and in the long term by the creation of accommodation space by basin subsidence and sea-level rise. The geochemical and sedimentological data characterize the evolution of the Albemarle Sound and associated tributaries over the past 200-300 years. The majority of cores collected throughout the system show a significant decrease in 13C and increase in 15N isotopic signatures up-core. Thus, the estuarine system of eastern North Carolina has changed from a marine-influenced, high brackish environment to the modern-day system, which is a highly variable, terrestrially influenced, low brackish environment.

  16. Porosity of the Castle Hayne Limestone (Eocene), Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, North Carolina

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    Quinn, J.; Dockal, J.A. . Dept. of Earth Sciences)

    1994-03-01

    The porosity, pore size, and pore types of the Castle Hayne Limestone were evaluated from thin sections made from cores taken at Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, North Carolina (34[degree] 2 minutes 0 seconds N; 77[degree] 53 minutes 30 seconds W) where the Castle Hayne has a thickness of 11.5 m. (38 ft.) and the top occurs at a depth of 30.3 m. (100 ft.) to 37.9 m. (125 ft.). The Castle Hayne, for purposes of this study, was divided into three lithofacies; (1) bioturbated, well indurated, fossiliferous, echinoid and bryozoan wackestone (sensu Dunham); (2) mottled, moderately indurated, fossiliferous packstone with nearly equivalent amounts of echinoid and bryozoan bioclasts; and (3) rubbly, poorly sorted, poorly to moderately indurated fossiliferous packstone characterized by large bryozoans and the brachiopod, Terebratula wilmingtonensis. Facies are correlated between cores. Total porosity of the bioturbated wackestone ranges from 1% to 7% with a mean of 4%. Pores range from 0.5 mm to 2 mm and are predominantly interparticle. Original porosity of the well indurated packstone is largely occluded by micrite. Total porosity of the mottled packstone ranges from 5% to 20% with a mean of 15%. Pore size ranges from 1 mm to 2 mm and is also predominantly interparticle. The rubbly packstone porosity ranges from 10% to 45% with a mean of 30% and is predominantly interparticle and moldic after aragonitic bioclasts. Pores range from 2 mm to 4 mm in diameter. Porosity of the rubbly packstone is partially occluded by bladed calcite spar. ''[Phi]h'' for the Castle Hayne in the study area is 3.6 m (12 ft.).

  17. Onsite Wastewater System Nitrogen Contributions to Groundwater in Coastal North Carolina

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    Humphrey, C.P.; O’Driscoll, M.A.; Deal, N.E.; Lindbo, D.L.; Thieme, S.C.; Zarate-Bermudez, M.A.

    2016-01-01

    The objective of the study described in this article was to evaluate the nitrogen contributions from two onsite wastewater systems (sites 1 and 2) to groundwater and adjacent surface waters in coastal Beaufort County, North Carolina. Groundwater levels and water quality parameters including total nitrogen, nitrogen species, temperature, and pH were monitored from October 2009 to May 2010. Nitrogen was also tested in groundwater from deeper irrigation or drinking water wells from the two sites and six additional neighboring residences. Mean total nitrogen concentrations in groundwater beneath onsite wastewater systems 1 and 2 were 34.3 ± 16.7 mg/L and 12.2 ± 2.9 mg/L, respectively, and significantly higher than background groundwater concentrations (<1 mg/L). Groundwater in the deeper wells appeared not to be influenced by the onsite systems. Groundwater nitrogen concentrations typically decreased with distance down-gradient from the systems, but were still elevated relative to background conditions more than 15 m from the systems and near the estuary. This was a pioneering effort to better understand the link of onsite systems, the fate of nitrogen in the environment, and public health. PMID:24437045

  18. Penal Reform and Construction of the Western North Carolina Railroad 1875-1892

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    Carson, Homer S., III

    2005-01-01

    On March 13, 1879, the "Salisbury Carolina Watchman" noted that the longest and most difficult tunnel in the struggle to lay a railroad line across the Blue Ridge Mountains has been opened. Convicts from North Carolina's new penitentiary built this transportation system and solved the state's need for a cheap labor force as well as the prison's

  19. Penal Reform and Construction of the Western North Carolina Railroad 1875-1892

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    Carson, Homer S., III

    2005-01-01

    On March 13, 1879, the "Salisbury Carolina Watchman" noted that the longest and most difficult tunnel in the struggle to lay a railroad line across the Blue Ridge Mountains has been opened. Convicts from North Carolina's new penitentiary built this transportation system and solved the state's need for a cheap labor force as well as the prison's…

  20. 77 FR 62200 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina Portion of the Charlotte...

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    ... 12, 2008, EPA issued a revised ozone NAAQS. See 73 FR 16436. The current action, however, is being... Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, North Carolina-South Carolina 1997 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area; Reasonable... reasonable further progress (RFP) plan requirements for the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air...

  1. Influence of geologic framework on Barrier Islands in North Carolina

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    Riggs, S.R. . Dept. of Geology)

    1993-03-01

    The geologic framework of the NC coastal zone forms the basal platform upon which the modern barriers are perched; two distinct provinces exist north and south of the Cape Lookout High. The northern province is characterized by a thick Quaternary sequence that fills the Albemarle Embayment. The southern province is dominated by older and more lithified, offlapping stratigraphic sequences of Tertiary and cretaceous units that wrap around the Carolina Platform High and crop out across much of the continental shelf in Onslow and Long Bays. Thus, the modern barrier island system is stacked on top of highly dissected, lithostratigraphic units with irregular, erosional geometries and composed of sediments ranging from tight peat and mud to indurated limestones, sandstones and gravels. Consequently, many of the NC barrier islands are perched on top of pre-existing sediments of variable morphology and composition. These variabilities result in different responses to erosional forces of waves and currents and thus determine the detailed morphology of the ravinement surface on the shoreface and inner shelf. The present shape, erosion rates, and beach profiles on many Carolina barriers are determined by this geologic framework. The result is a series of eroding headlands on the NC coast, only a few of which are sub-aerial, most are submarine and generally occur either in the shallow sub-surface below the barrier or on the shallow, inner shelf. Underlying geological units composed of sands and soft muds have little obvious effect upon the 3-D barrier island geometry, but do effect the sediment regime; however, those composed of tight muds or indurated sediments have dramatic effects upon aerial shape of the barriers, morphology of the shoreface and inner-shelf, and sediment regimes.

  2. MERIS Retrieval of Water Quality Components in the Turbid Albemarle-Pamlico Sound Estuary, USA

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    Biological, geophysical and optical field observations carried out in the Neuse River Estuary, North Carolina, USA were used to develop a semi-empirical optical algorithm for assessing inherent optical properties associated with water quality components (WQCs). Three wavelengths ...

  3. 77 FR 43077 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; North Carolina Sales Tax Certification

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    2012-07-23

    ... GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION Federal Acquisition...), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION... become a part of or are annexed to any building or structure in North Carolina. However, to...

  4. North Carolina State Briefing Book for low-level radioactive waste management

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    Not Available

    1981-08-01

    The North Carolina State Briefing Book is one of a series of state briefing books on low-level radioactive waste management practices. It has been prepared to assist state and federal agency officials in planning for safe low-level radioactive waste disposal. The report contains a profile of low-level radioactive waste generators in North Carolina. The profile is the result of a survey of NRC licensees in North Carolina. The briefing book also contains a comprehensive assessment of low-level radioactive waste management issues and concerns as defined by all major interested parties including industry, government, the media, and interest groups. The assessment was developed through personal communications with representatives of interested parties, and through a review of media sources. Lastly, the briefing book provides demographic and socioeconomic data and a discussion of relevant government agencies and activities, all of which may impact waste management practices in North Carolina.

  5. Series of Case Patients with Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Isolation, Central North Carolina, 2006-2010

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    Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection/colonization, associated with human morbidity/mortality, is linked to drinking water and drinking water distribution systems. To characterize rates and distribution of NTM isolation among residents living in three North Carolina countie...

  6. Changing the Odds A North Carolina family's search to help those with TBI

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    ... Brain Injury Changing the Odds A North Carolina family's search to help those with TBI Past Issues / ... with traumatic brain injury (TBI)—and changed his family's life forever. "Back then there were no roadmaps ...

  7. RELATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHARACTERISTICS TO FISH ASSEMBLAGES IN THE UPPER FRENCH BROAD RIVER BASIN, NORTH CAROLINA

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    Fish assemblages at 16 sites in the upper French Broad River basin, North Carolina were related to environmental variables using detrended correspondence analysis (DCA) and linear regression. This study was conducted at the landscape scale because regional variables are controlle...

  8. University of North Carolina at Greensboro: College and University Systems Environment.

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    CAUSE/EFFECT, 1985

    1985-01-01

    A major conversion of existing systems has significantly improved the administrative computing capabilities of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The training function has been emphasized as a vital element for an interactive computing environment. (MLW)

  9. Gulf Stream Marine Hydrokinetic Energy Observations for North Carolina

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    Muglia, M.; Edge, B.; Lowcher, C.

    2014-12-01

    North Carolina and Florida are likely the only two states on the US east coast that have practical access to energy extraction from the Gulf Stream. After leaving the Florida Straits, the Gulf Stream in the region offshore of Cape Hatteras, NC exhibits the least variability in position of any location on the east coast, while simultaneously being closest to land. These important characteristics have made this area the focus of observations to quantify the hydrokinetic energy that may be available from the Gulf Stream for the state of North Carolina. Three types of observations to quantify the energy resource off NC began in 2013. A 150 kHz Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) was moored on the 225 meter isobath at the location estimated to be best for energy extraction, and recovered after a 9-month continuous deployment. Another ADCP was moored in nearly the same location to continue observations, and will be retrieved this fall. Currents from the first deployment averaged 1.15 m/s, and the average Betz Power was 0.8 kW/m2 at a depth of 30 meters over the 9-month duration. Significant variability in current speed, and thus power, occurred over the deployment period. Additionally, current measurements from a vessel mounted 300 kHz ADCP were made from water depths of 100m to 1000 m on a cross-isobath transect that included the location of the ADCP mooring. Currents from the ship transects are still under evaluation and comparison with the 150 kHz ADCP mooring, and will provide valuable information about the spatial variability of the current and its dependence on depth. A coastal ocean radar was added to an existing radar network to provide hourly surface current measurements over the larger study area. Methods to use the relative vorticity in the surface currents to identify the shoreward front of the Gulf Stream are being developed and compared with existing frontal determinations such as Navy Gulf Stream frontal charts produced bi-daily. Frontal estimates are being used to determine the location of the Gulf Stream cyclonic shear zone during ADCP current measurements. Favorable comparisons between the three current observations will provide confidence that the available Betz power can be extrapolated from the radar surface currents alone over long time periods when ADCP information may not be available.

  10. Improving the Return on Investment of Graduate Medical Education in North Carolina.

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    Newton, Warren; Wouk, Noah; Spero, Julie C

    2016-01-01

    The National Academy of Medicine has called for fundamental reform in the governance and accountability of graduate medical education, but how to implement this change is unclear. We describe the North Carolina graduate medical education system, and we propose tracking outcomes and aligning residency stipends with outcomes such as specialty choice, practice in North Carolina, and acceptance of new Medicaid and Medicare patients. PMID:26961836

  11. Fishing mortality in North Carolina's southern flounder fishery: direct estimates of instantaneous fishing mortality from a tag return experiment

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    Smith, William E.; Scharf, Frederick S.; Hightower, Joseph E.

    2009-01-01

    Estimation of harvest rates is often a critical component of fishery stock assessment and management. These assessments are often based on catch-at-age data sets generated over many years, but estimates of instantaneous fishing mortality (F) can also be obtained from a shorter-term tag return study. We conducted a 2-year tag return experiment to generate direct estimates of F for southern flounder Paralichthys lethostigma in a North Carolina estuary. The southern flounder supports lucrative commercial and recreational fisheries within the state and has experienced heavy fishing pressure for more than a decade. During 2005 and 2006, fish were captured and tagged with the assistance of commercial harvesters in the New River estuary. Tag returns were used to generate monthly estimates of F, which demonstrated a clear seasonal pattern that was consistent between years. Several important assumptions of the tag return model were accounted for through the use of double-tagged individuals, the distribution of both high- and standard-reward tags, and the completion of an independent controlled experiment to evaluate mortality related to tagging. Annual estimates of F exceeded the short-term management target in both years. Residual patterns suggest that the estimates may actually have been biased low, possibly due to delayed mixing of tagged fish. Thus, despite recently amended fishery regulations, F in the North Carolina southern flounder gill-net fishery still has the potential to greatly exceed targeted levels, which may delay stock recovery. Tag return studies can provide reliable (and nearly real-time) information about F and natural mortality as long as the experimental design addresses specific assumptions related to tagging-induced mortality, tag shedding, and nonreporting of tags.

  12. 76 FR 24554 - North Carolina Disaster Number NC-00033

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    2011-05-02

    ..., Dare, Gates, Lenoir, Pamlico, Richmond, Scotland. South Carolina: Dillon, Horry, Marlboro. Virginia: Chesapeake City, Southampton, Virginia Beach City. All other information in the original declaration...

  13. Dabbling duck behavior and aircraft activity in coastal North Carolina

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    Conomy, J.T.; Collazo, J.A.; Dubovsky, J.A.; Fleming, W.J.

    1998-01-01

    Requests to increase military aircraft activity in some training facilities in the United States have prompted the need to determine if waterfowl and other wildlife are adversely affected by aircraft disturbance. We quantified behavioral responses of wintering American black ducks (Anas rubripes), American wigeon (A. americana), gadwall (A. strepera), and American green-winged teal (A. crecca carolinensis) exposed to low-level flying military aircrafts at Piney and Cedar islands, North Carolina, in 1991 and 1992. Waterfowl spent ???1.4% of their time responding to aircraft, which included flying, swimming, and alert behaviors. Mean duration of responses by species ranged from 10 to 40 sec. Costs to each species were deemed low because disruptions represented a low percentage of their time-activity budgets only a small proportion of birds reacted to disturbance (13/672; 2%); and the likelihood of resuming the activity disrupted by an aircraft disturbance event was high (64%). Recorded levels of aircraft disturbance (i.e., x?? = 85.1 dBA) were not adversely affecting the time-activity budgets of selected waterfowl species wintering at Piney and Cedar islands.

  14. Zone trends for three metropolitan statistical areas in North Carolina

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    Oommen, R.G.; Aneja, V.P.; Riordan, A.J.

    1996-12-31

    As part of an effort by the state of North Carolina to develop a State Implementation Plan (SIP) for ozone control, a network of ozone stations was established to monitor ozone concentrations across the state. Approximately twenty-five ozone stations made continuous measurements surrounding the three major Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) between 1993-1995: Raleigh/Durham (RDU), Charlotte/Mecklenburg (CLT), and Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point (GSO). Statistical Averages on the ozone data were performed at each MSA to study trends and/or relationships on high ozone days. It was found that the three MSAs were not significantly different to each other, indicating they fall under the same synoptic weather patterns, Transport and local production of biogenic sources of VOCs and NO{sub x} appear to play an important role for high ozone downwind at RDU, while mobile sources of these precursor gases contribute to the high ozone downwind of CLT and GSO. A {delta}(O{sub 3}) analysis (difference between the O{sub 3} measured at an upwind and downwind site) suggested that long-range transport of the precursors was a significant contribution for ozone problems at the three MSAs. 15 refs., 2 figs., 2 tabs.

  15. Impact of North Carolina's motorcycle helmet law on hospital admissions and charges for care of traumatic brain injuries.

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    Naumann, Rebecca B; Marshall, Stephen W; Proescholdbell, Scott K; Austin, Anna; Creppage, Kathleen

    2015-04-01

    BACKGROUND North Carolina requires motorcyclists of all ages to wear federally approved safety helmets. The purpose of this article is to estimate the impact of this state law in terms of hospital admissions for traumatic brain injury (TBI) and associated hospital charges. METHODS Hospital admissions of North Carolina motorcyclists with TBIs and associated hospital charges in 2011 were extracted from the North Carolina Hospital Discharge Data system. We estimated hospital admissions and charges for the same year under the counterfactual condition of North Carolina without a universal motorcycle helmet law by using various substitutes (Florida, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina residents treated in North Carolina). RESULTS North Carolina's universal helmet law prevented an estimated 190 to 226 hospital admissions of North Carolina motorcyclists with TBI in 2011. Averted hospital charges to taxpayer-funded sources (ie, government and public charges) were estimated to be between $9.5 million and $11.6 million for 2011, and total averted hospital charges for 2011 were estimated to be between $25.3 million and $31.0 million. LIMITATIONS Cost estimates are limited to inpatients during the initial period of hospital care. This study was unable to capture long-term health care costs and productivity losses incurred by North Carolina's TBI patients and their caregivers. CONCLUSIONS North Carolina's universal motorcycle helmet law generates health and economic benefits for the state and its taxpayers. PMID:25856346

  16. Geographic signatures of North American West Coast estuaries

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    Emmett, Robert; Llansó, Roberto; Newton, Jan; Thom, Ron; Hornberger, Michelle; Morgan, Cheryl; Levings, Colin; Copping, Andrea; Fishman, Paul

    2000-01-01

    West Coast estuaries are geologically young and composed of a variety of geomorphological types. These estuaries range from large fjords to shallow lagoons; from large to low freshwater flows. Natural hazards include E1 Niños, strong Pacific storms, and active tectonic activity. West Coast estuaries support a wide range of living resources: five salmon species, harvestable shellfish, waterfowl and marine birds, marine mammals, and a variety of algae and plants. Although populations of many of these living resources have declined (salmonids), others have increased (marine mammals). West Coast estuaries are also centers of commerce and increasingly large shipping traffic. The West Coast human population is rising faster than most other areas of the U.S. and Canada, and is distributed heavily in southern California, the San Francisco Bay area, around Puget Sound, and the Fraser River estuary. While water pollution is a problem in many of the urbanized estuaries, most estuaries do not suffer from poor water quality. Primary estuarine problems include habitat alterations, degradation, and loss; diverted freshwater flows; marine sediment contamination; and exotic species introductions. The growing West Coast economy and population are in part related to the quality of life, which is dependent on the use and enjoyment of abundant coastal natural resources.

  17. Arsenic in groundwater in the North Carolina Eastern slate belt (Esb): Nash and halifax counties, north carolina

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    Reid, J.C.; Haven, W.T.; Eudy, D.D.; Milosh, R.M.; Stafford, E.G.

    2010-01-01

    Naturally occurring arsenic-contaminated groundwater is present within the Eastern Slate Belt (ESB) of North Carolina. Long-term, integrated geologic and geo-chemical investigations havedetermined the presence of arsenic by analyzing precipitates from first and second order streams under base flow conditions. When groundwater discharges into streams, arsenic and other metals are precipitated from solution, due to redox changes between the subsurface and surface environments. Analyses (As, base metals, Fe and Mn) were determined following chemical extraction ofnaturally occurring manganese-iron oxide-coatings, which had precipitated from solution onto stream-bed cobbles. Additionally, artificial redox fronts were produced by placing ceramic tilesin streambeds to collect and analyze oxide precipitates. Thermochemical plots from these data, as well as information from respective stream water measurements (pH and Eh), water sampling, and rock chemical analyses indicate mobile arsenic in predicted stability fields. Initial results show that naturally occurring arsenic-contaminated groundwater is present within the study area. However, the resulting oxidation and pre-cipitation within streams appreciably removes thiscontaminant from surface water solution.

  18. Grading the North Carolina Student Accountability Standards. Student Accountability Standards and High-Stakes Testing in North Carolina: A Position Statement and Supporting Paper.

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    Armistead, Leigh; Armistead, Rhonda; Breckheimer, Steve

    School psychologists are in a unique position to add to the discussion about accountability efforts and the effect on students, teachers, and education. At the end of North Carolina's 2000-2001 school year, End-of-Grade (EOG) scores will be used to hold individual students accountable for their own achievement. Fifth graders will be required to…

  19. Special Review of Smart Start Expenditures by Save Our Brothers, Inc. (Pittsboro, North Carolina) and Liberty Chapel United Church of Christ (Moncure, North Carolina).

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    North Carolina Office of the State Auditor, Raleigh.

    This report of the Office of the State Auditor in North Carolina details audit findings regarding allegations of misuse of Smart Start funds by Save Our Brothers, Inc. and the Liberty Chapel United Church of Christ. Save Our Brothers, Inc., a nonprofit agency, received two contracts totaling $46,327 from the Chatham County Partnership for Children…

  20. North Carolina Children's Index, 2002: A Profile of Leading Indicators of the Health and Well-Being on North Carolina's Children.

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    Haggerty, Joann H.

    This Kids Count report examines statewide trends in the well-being of North Carolina's children. The statistical portrait is based on 22 selected key indicators representing background demographics, economic, educational, health, and social well-being: (1) children poverty rate; (2) TANF recipients; (3) children in families receiving food stamps;…

  1. North Carolina Children's Index, 2000: A Profile of Leading Indicators of the Health and Well-Being of North Carolina's Children.

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    Haggerty, Joann H.

    This Kids Count report examines statewide trends in the well-being of North Carolina's children. The statistical portrait is based on 20 key indicators of child well-being: (1) infant mortality; (2) low birth weight infants; (3) births to teens; (4) births to mothers with early prenatal care; (5) child deaths; (6) regulated child care enrollment;…

  2. Issues/Higher Education/Institutional Research. NCAIR Proceedings. Fifth Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Association for Institutional Research (Asheville, North Carolina, November 2-3, 1977).

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    Brown, Charles I., Ed.

    Proceedings from the fifth annual meeting of the North Carolina Association for Institutional Research (NCAIR) focus on issues affecting higher education and the relationship of these issues to the institutional research function. Included are general session addresses by Charles A. Lyons and Dick Robinson that discuss the implications of Judge…

  3. An Investigation of Elementary Teachers' and Principals' Perceptions of Teacher Working Conditions and Academic Achievement in North Carolina

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    Applewhite, Michael Anthony

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate elementary teachers' and principals' perceptions of working conditions and academic achievement in selected regions in North Carolina public schools. The participants in this study were North Carolina principals and elementary teachers from the north and south central school regions. These educators

  4. Anaerobic oral flora in the North American black bear (Ursus americanus) in eastern North Carolina.

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    Clarke, Elsburgh O; Stoskopf, Michael K; Minter, Larry J; Stringer, Elizabeth M

    2012-06-01

    Microbial flora can provide insight into the ecology and natural history of wildlife in addition to improving understanding of health risks. This study examines the anaerobic oral flora of hunter killed black bears (Ursus americanus) in eastern North Carolina. Oral swabs from the buccal and lingual supragingival tooth surfaces of the first and second mandibular and maxillary molars of 22 black bears were inoculated onto Brucella Blood Agar plates supplemented with hemin and vitamin K after transport from the field using reduced oxoid nutrient broth. Sixteen anaerobic bacterial species, representing nine genera were identified using the RapID ANA II Micromethod Kit system and a number of organisms grown that could not be identified with the system. The most frequently identified anaerobes were Peptostreptococcus prevotii, Streptococcus constellatus, and Porphyromonas gingivalis. The diversity in the anaerobic oral flora of black bear in eastern North Carolina suggests the importance of including these organisms in basic health risk assessment protocols and suggests a potential tool for assessment of bear/habitat interactions. PMID:22503889

  5. Heavy metals exposures among Mexican farmworkers in eastern North Carolina

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    Quandt, Sara A.; Jones, Bradley T.; Talton, Jennifer W.; Whalley, Lara E.; Galvan, Leonardo; Vallejos, Quirina M.; Grzywacz, Joseph G.; Chen, Haiying; Pharr, Kathryn E.; Isom, Scott; Arcury, Thomas A.

    2010-01-15

    Background: Immigrant farmworkers are a population at risk for numerous environmental and occupational exposures. The metals arsenic, lead, mercury, and cadmium are known neurotoxins to which workers can be exposed both in the US and in their country of origin. Because farmworkers are exposed to neurotoxic pesticides, they may be at risk for adverse health effects from the combined exposure. Objectives: To examine the relationship between exposure to metals, as measured in urine, with personal and work-related characteristics of Mexican migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the US. Methods: We analyzed data on metals found in urine of 258 farmworkers recruited from 44 camps in eastern North Carolina in 2007. Geometric means and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were used to compare data with data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). We used multivariate regression models fitted for each metal to estimate the association of creatinine-corrected urinary metals and worker characteristics related to environmental and occupational exposures. Results: Geometric mean urinary metals concentrations ({mu}g/g creatinine) exceeded NHANES reference values for arsenic (13.23 [CI 11.11, 15.35] vs. 8.55 [CI 7.23, 9.86]) and lead (1.26 [CI 1.08, 1.43] vs. 0.63 [CI 0.60, 0.66]). Age, being from the central region of Mexico, and pack years of cigarette smoking were significant predictors of metals exposure; being a current smoker and years worked in US agriculture were not. Conclusions: This first study to examine indicators of worker body burdens of metals shows that workers have body burdens related to exposures other than work in the US. Further research should address their risk for adverse health outcomes due to combined exposures to neurotoxins in pesticides.

  6. The 3D Elevation Program: summary for North Carolina

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    Carswell, William J., Jr.

    2014-01-01

    Elevation data are essential to a broad range of applications, including forest resources management, wildlife and habitat management, national security, and recreation. For the State of North Carolina, elevation data are critical for flood risk management, natural resources conservation, agriculture and precision farming, infrastructure and construction management, forest resources management, and other business uses. Today, high-density light detection and ranging (lidar) data are the primary sources for deriving elevation models and other datasets. Federal, State, Tribal, and local agencies work in partnership to (1) replace data that are older and of lower quality and (2) provide coverage where publicly accessible data do not exist. A joint goal of State and Federal partners is to acquire consistent, statewide coverage to support existing and emerging applications enabled by lidar data. The National Enhanced Elevation Assessment (NEEA; Dewberry, 2011) evaluated multiple elevation data acquisition options to determine the optimal data quality and data replacement cycle relative to cost to meet the identified requirements of the use community. The evaluation demonstrated that lidar acquisition at quality level 2 for the conterminous United States and quality level 5 interferometric synthetic aperture radar (ifsar) data for Alaska with a 6- to 10-year acquisition cycle provided the highest benefit/cost ratios. The 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) initiative selected an 8-year acquisition cycle for the respective quality levels. 3DEP, managed by the U.S. Geological Survey, the Office of Management and Budget Circular A–16 lead agency for terrestrial elevation data, responds to the growing need for high-quality topographic data and a wide range of other 3D representations of the Nation’s natural and constructed features.

  7. Heavy Metals Exposures among Mexican Farmworkers in Eastern North Carolina

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    Quandt, Sara A.; Jones, Bradley T.; Talton, Jennifer W.; Whalley, Lara E.; Galvan, Leonardo; Vallejos, Quirina M.; Grzywacz, Joseph G.; Chen, Haiying; Pharr, Kathryn E.; Isom, Scott; A. Arcury, Thomas

    2009-01-01

    Background Immigrant farmworkers are a population at risk for numerous environmental and occupational exposures. The metals arsenic, lead, mercury, and cadmium are known neurotoxins to which workers can be exposed both in the US and in their country of origin. Because farmworkers are exposed to neurotoxic pesticides, they may be at risk for adverse health effects from the combined exposure. Objectives To examine the relationship between exposure to metals, as measured in urine, with personal and work-related characteristics of Mexican migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the US. Methods We analyzed data on metals found in urine of 258 farmworkers recruited from 44 camps in eastern North Carolina in 2007. Geometric means and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were used to compare data with data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). We used multivariate regression models fitted for each metal to estimate the association of creatinine-corrected urinary metals and worker characteristics related to environmental and occupational exposures. Results Geometric mean urinary metals concentrations (µg/g creatinine) exceeded NHANES reference values for arsenic (13.23 [CI 11.11, 15.35] vs. 8.55 [CI 7.23, 9.86]) and lead (1.26 [CI 1.08, 1.43] vs. 0.63 [CI 0.60, 0.66]). Age, being from the central region of Mexico, and pack years of cigarette smoking were significant predictors of metals exposure; being a current smoker and years worked in US agriculture were not. Conclusions This first study to examine indicators of worker body burdens of metals shows that workers have body burdens related to exposures other than work in the US. Further research should address their risk for adverse health outcomes due to combined exposures to neurotoxins in pesticides. PMID:19818439

  8. Beryllium resources of the tin-spodumene belt, North Carolina

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    Griffitts, Wallace R.

    1954-01-01

    Pegmatite dikes in the tin-spodumene belt of North and South Carolina uniformly contain about 0.05 percent BeO. The most abundant minerals in the pegmatite contain from 0. 0001 to 0.01 percent BeO. Beryl, having 12.0 to 12.3 percent BeO, is the only beryllium-rich mineral and contains more than 80 percent of the total beryllium in the rock. Beryl-bearing pegmatite crops out on hillsides near streams that flow through the pegmatite belt. Much of the pegmatite contains spodumene, feldspar, mica, cassiterite, and columbite, as well as beryl, but separating these minerals will require milling. The minable spodumene ore in the Kings Mountain area, above a depth of 300 feet contains about 40,000 tons of beryl, equivalent to 6, 000 tons of BeO, if 80 percent of the BeO is assumed to be in beryl. Other pegmatite in that area contains an additional 238,000 tons of beryl, or 35, 900 tons of BeO. On the basis of the same assumptions the spodumene ore above a depth of 300 feet 1 in the Beaverdam Creek area contains 6, 000 tons of beryl, or 800 tons of BeO, and all other pegmatite in that area contains an additional 13, 000 tons of beryl, or 1, 700 tons of BeO. The entire tin-spodumene belt contains 823, 000 tons of beryl, equivalent to 122,800 tons of BeO. Little beryllium was found in the Piedmont province outside of the tin-spodumene belt.

  9. Assessing multimodal school travel safety in North Carolina.

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    McDonald, Noreen C; McGrane, Ann B; Rodgman, Eric A; Steiner, Ruth L; Palmer, W Mathew; Lytle, Benjamin F

    2015-01-01

    School transportation has been the subject of numerous federal and state policies since the early twentieth century-the Safe Routes to School program is the most recent example. However, few recent studies have thoroughly analyzed the risks and costs associated with different modes of transportation to school. Our descriptive study assessed the injury and fatality rates and related safety costs of different modes of school transportation using crash and exposure data from North Carolina, USA from 2005 to 2012. We found that riding with a teen driver is the most dangerous mode on a per trip basis with injury rates 20 times higher and fatality rates 90 times higher than school buses, which had the lowest injury rates. Non-motorized modes had per trip injury rates equivalent to school buses but per trip fatality rates were 15 times higher than for school buses. The economic costs of school travel-related injuries and fatalities for walking, biking, and teen drivers were substantially higher than other modes. This research has important policy implications because it quantified the risks of different school travel modes which allows policymakers to consider how safety investments can reduce risks. Decades of effort by schools, communities, and the government have made school buses a very safe mode and endeavored to reduce risks to teen drivers. This study highlighted the need for these same actors to reduce the risks of injury for walking and bicycling. As more improvements are made to infrastructure around schools, repeated studies of this type will allow practitioners to examine whether the improvements help mitigate the risks. PMID:25463952

  10. Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolina, 2006-07. Research Report 1-07

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    Yang, Xiaoyun

    2007-01-01

    The University of North Carolina presents the thirty-ninth annual "Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolinaa." This abstract covers the breadth of higher education activities in the State in their quantitative aspect, from simple counts of enrollment and degrees conferred to complex analyses of the flow of student transfers among…

  11. Through Our Eyes; Vol. 7: Rural-Urban Health Care in North Carolina.

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    Christenson, James A.; Hamilton, Vance E.

    North Carolinians' perceptions of the seriousness of the health care problem and their willingness to allocate additional tax money for health and medical care were examined. The analysis consisted of: (1) What is the health manpower facilities situation in different parts of North Carolina? (2) Does the people's perception of the situation's…

  12. A Preliminary Evaluation of ohe Sediment Dynamics in the Albemarle Estuarine System, North Carolina

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    Corbett, D. R.; Mallinson, D.; Letrick, E.; Vance, D.

    2002-12-01

    The Albemarle estuarine system (AES) drainage basin covers an area of approximately 45,500 km2 within Virginia and North Carolina, and is comprised of the Roanoke River Basin, Chowan River Basin, and Albemarle Sound Basin. The AES, a product of rising sea level (eg. drowned-river estuarine system), covers approximately 2,340 km2 and includes several major and minor embayed (lateral) tributaries. As earlier studies have pointed out, the estuarine system is the settling basin for sediments, organic matter, and anthropogenic waste from these three major drainage basins. The most abundant sediment within the AES, forming the benthic habitat for nearly 70% of the estuarine system, is a chemically active organic-rich mud (ORM). This sediment type has been shown to be important to the water quality, contaminant characteristics, and potentially the ecosystem dynamics. During the summer of 2001, several short cores (~ 50 cm) were collected in the AES, and downcore measurements for radiochemical tracers (210Pb, 137Cs) and organic matter signatures (13C, 15N, C:N, LOI) were conducted. These organic matter signatures have been used to elucidate potential temporal changes in fluxes and cycles of organic matter in the AES. Pb-210 analyses indicate temporal and spatial variations in sediment deposition rates (0.05 - 0.50 cm/yr). Sedimentation rate variations are potentially associated with dam construction on the Roanoke River and increased estuarine shoreline erosion along many banks of the Albemarle Sound. Sediment deposition varies spatially in the AES and is highest near its western limit relative to the rest of the estuary. δ13C and δ 15N concentrations from cores collected in the AES range from -21.7 to -28.3 \\permil and 0.4 to 4.6 \\permil, respectively. The variation signatures indicate typical mixing between terrestrial and marine end members, as well as potential influences associated with increased agriculture over the last century.

  13. The Effect of Oyster Reef Morphology on Particulate Transfer in a North Carolina Tidal Creek

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    Lemon, M. G.; Posey, M.; Mallin, M.; Alphin, T.

    2014-12-01

    The eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) is a vital ecosystem engineer species, providing a number of ecosystem services that structure and maintain estuarine environments through the construction of large, hard-bottom reef complexes. Through suspension feeding, oysters clear the water column of particulates, leading to decreased suspended material and enhanced benthic pelagic coupling. Past field studies have indicated the potential importance of the physical reef structure in regulating the transfer of particulate material in the seston. In order to directly assess the existence of the physical reef effect, multiple field experiments were performed in a small tidal creek estuary along the south eastern coast of North Carolina. Comparison of clearance rates derived from two different in situ methods, one accounting for the physical structure of the oyster reef in addition to oyster filtration and one looking at oyster filtration alone, indicate that the reef structure may increase the amount of particulate removal performed by the reef by more than 4 times the removal performed by oyster filtration alone. A defaunation experiment was performed by eliminating the live component of the oyster reef and comparing particulate transfer of this defaunated transect to that of an adjacent faunated transect. The defaunated transect had reduced but not significantly lower material removal when compared to the faunated transect prior to defaunation. Results from short and long term sediment collection and flow velocity measurements indicate that the physical effect of oyster reefs is strong over short temporal scales (days) but is much smaller when evaluated over longer time periods (months). Generally, large silt and small sand sized material is permanently removed from the seston due to the interaction of oyster reef structure and tidal flows, however the transfer of small and medium sized silt grains is only slowed down by the presence of large reef complexes. This effect has important ecological implications for downstream water quality and must be accounted for when modeling water quality improvements performed by oysters.

  14. Mercury distribution in contaminated surface sediments from four estuaries, Khuzestan shore, north part of Persian Gulf.

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    Sarasiab, Abdolah Raeisi; Hosseini, Mehdi; Mirsalari, Zohreh

    2014-11-01

    The distribution of mercury in surface sediment from four estuaries along the Khuzestan shore, north part of Persian Gulf, was measured. The concentration of mercury varied among sampling stations (p < 0.05). The concentrations of mercury in all estuaries were from 0.01 to 2.16 µg g(-1). Relatively high mercury concentrations were observed in sediments from Musa estuary. The percentage of mercury associated with different fractions in the sediment from all stations were in the order of residual (70.4 %) > organic matter (16.6 %) > easily and exchangeable (2.2 %) > acid reduction (0.8 %). I geo values calculated for mercury (1.5) showed higher values in Musa estuary than in the other stations. The bioavailability of mercury in sediments could be controlled by physicochemical factors such as pH, oxidation and reduction potential, organic carbon content and cation exchange capacity. PMID:25186811

  15. Chemical composition of clouds at Mt. Mitchell, North Carolina, USA

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    Kim, Deug-Soo; Aneja, Viney P.

    1992-02-01

    Using a recently developed cloud and rain acidity/conductivity (CRAC) real time analyzer, clouds atop Mt. Mitchell State Park, North Carolina — the highest peak (~ 2038 m MSL) in the eastern US — were investigated from May to October during 1987 to 1989. Measurements for chemical and physical climatology were performed to estimate exposure of pollutant at the forest canopy resulting from direct capture of cloud droplets. The mountain peak is exposed on the average to cloud episodes about 70% days per year. Results are reported for integrating times of cloud collection, approximately 5min, during several precipitating and non-precipitating cloud events. Cloud water was found to have higher acidity and higher concentrations of sulfate, nitrate and ammonium than previously observed in rain droplets. The pH of the cloud water was in the range of 2.4 to 4.9 during 1987 through 1989 field seasons, while the pH of the rain water was in the range of 3.5 to 5.5. The cloud water collected in summer season was more acidic than those collected in any other seasons (spring and fall). The maximum of average cloud pH value (i.e., low acidity) was found when the predominant wind direction was from south-east. On the other hand, the low average cloud pH values (i.e., high acidity) were found when the predominant wind direction was west through northeast. Total concentrations of major chemical species in cloud water at Mt. Mitchell State Park are significantly higher (~ 1250 to ~ 3020 µeq/1) than those reported for other rural locations. According to the time-sequential chemical concentration, a concave trend with total concentration decreasing at the beginning and rising toward the end of event was observed. It was also observed that changes in the individual ionic concentration are proportional to the changes in total concentration. It suggests that condensation and evaporation of cloud droplets are the important processes, during various stages of a cloud event, in determining the total pollutant concentration of cloud water.

  16. Severe Thunderstorm and Tornado Warnings at Raleigh, North Carolina.

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    Hoium, Debra K.; Riordan, Allen J.; Monahan, John; Keeter, Kermit K.

    1997-11-01

    The National Weather Service issues public warnings for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes when these storms appear imminent. A study of the warning process was conducted at the National Weather Service Forecast Office at Raleigh, North Carolina, from 1994 through 1996. The purpose of the study was to examine the decision process by documenting the types of information leading to decisions to warn or not to warn and by describing the sequence and timing of events in the development of warnings. It was found that the evolution of warnings followed a logical sequence beginning with storm monitoring and proceeding with increasingly focused activity. For simplicity, information input to the process was categorized as one of three types: ground truth, radar reflectivity, or radar velocity.Reflectivity, velocity, and ground truth were all equally likely to initiate the investigation process. This investigation took an average of 7 min, after which either a decision was made not to warn or new information triggered the warning. Decisions not to issue warnings were based more on ground truth and reflectivity than radar velocity products. Warnings with investigations of more than 2 min were more likely to be triggered by radar reflectivity, than by velocity or ground truth. Warnings with a shorter investigation time, defined here as "immediate trigger warnings," were less frequently based on velocity products and more on ground truth information. Once the decision was made to warn, it took an average of 2.1 min to prepare the warning text. In 85% of cases when warnings were issued, at least one contact was made to emergency management officials or storm spotters in the warned county. Reports of severe weather were usually received soon after the warning was transmitted-almost half of these within 30 min after issue. A total of 68% were received during the severe weather episode, but some of these storm reports later proved false according to Storm Data.Even though the WSR-88D is a sophisticated tool, ground truth information was found to be a vital part of the warning process. However, the data did not indicate that population density was statistically correlated either with the number of warnings issued or the verification rate.

  17. Frontal Eddy Dynamics (FRED) experiment off North Carolina: Volume 2. Technical report

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    Ebbesmeyer, C.C.

    1988-03-01

    In preparation for oil and gas lease sales on the outer continental shelf offshore of North Carolina, the Minerals Management Service was requested to investigate the potential transport and impacts of oil spilled offshore. Of particular concern is estimating the movement of spilled oil, especially the probability of shoreward transport and/or beaching of the floatable fraction. Although the speed and location of the Gulf Stream are well known, knowledge of the meanders of the Gulf Stream is limited. How the circulatory structure and movement of associated frontal eddies and filaments affect the North Carolina coastal waters is not clear. This present study investigates the interactions of these circulatory elements and follows the evolution of frontal eddies as they migrate along the North Carolina coast.

  18. Newborn screening in North Carolina: the evolution of policy and practice.

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    Kirkman, H Neil

    2008-01-01

    Newborn screening policies in North Carolina are due to the efforts of skilled and knowledgeable state officials, clinicians, and scientists who are able to develop effective newborn screening procedures. A newborn screening that was developed in North Carolina is the first automated method for diagnosing phenylketonuria. This process was later adopted in many other states. The use of tandem mass spectrometry in newborn screening was also pioneered in North Carolina, and it is being used in an increasing number of states. Newborn screening is more than testing, however; follow-up and specialized care are essential. State-level policies should recognize the multiple links necessary to make newborn screening effective and efficient. PMID:18605155

  19. Frontal Eddy Dynamics (FRED) experiment off North Carolina: Volume 1. Executive summary

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    Ebbesmeyer, C.C.

    1989-03-01

    In preparation for oil and gas lease sales on the outer continental shelf offshore of North Carolina, the Minerals Management Service was requested to investigate the potential transport and impacts of oil spilled offshore. The Gulf Stream and associated eddies are an important aspect of the transport. Although the speed and location of the Gulf Stream are reasonably well known, knowledge of the meanders of the Gulf Stream is limited. How the circulatory structure and movement of associated frontal eddies and filaments affect the North Carolina coastal waters is not clear. This study investigates the interactions of these circulatory elements and follows the evolution of frontal eddies as they migrate along the North Carolina coast.

  20. Biotechnology education and training in North Carolina historically minority public universities: A five-year evaluation

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    Nunn, Eleanor Frances

    A five-year evaluation of the implementation of a special legislative initiative established by the North Carolina General Assembly is the focus of my study. The legislation was to improve and enhance biotechnology in the six historically minority public universities in North Carolina---five historically black and one historically Native American. Post secondary minority institutions traditionally enroll more minorities than non-minority ones, and they graduate more minority students who major in the sciences. Traditionally, minority institutions do not receive and therefore lack the funding and resources to prepare adequately students for jobs in biotechnology and related technologies. The legislation was a response to this problem. The program was a collaboration among the North Carolina government; the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, a private, non-profit organization; and the six institutions. Questionnaires, developed by the researcher were mailed to 55 science faculty and staff at the institutions. There was a 71% return rate. Major findings resulting from data analysis. (1) Individualized institutional problem identification and problem solving. (2) Appropriate equipment was purchased. (3) Enrollment tripled in biological and physical sciences. (4) Every school had at least one faculty member retrained in biotechnology. However, time for training in technological advances for more of the faculty is needed. (5) Bioscience courses were revised or developed to include biotechnology. Major results of the program. (1) In September 2001, the North Carolina General Assembly established a permanent appropriation for the program. It concluded that the universities accomplished the goals and objectives and the program was a success. (2) Dispelled was the illusion that minorities are not capable of being successful in the sciences. Major recommendations. (1) Preliminary data on job placement of students after the program is available. A longitudinal study is needed to track systematically their employment and additional educational patterns. (2) Share North Carolina's experiences with this program with other states that have high concentrations of historically minority institutions.

  1. Flock sizes and sex ratios of canvasbacks in Chesapeake Bay and North Carolina

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    Haramis, G.M.; Derleth, E.L.; Link, W.A.

    1994-01-01

    Knowledge of the distribution, size, and sex ratios of flocks of wintering canvasbacks (Aythya valisineria) is fundamental to understanding the species' winter ecology and providing guidelines for management. Consequently, in winter 1986-87, we conducted 4 monthly aerial photographic surveys to investigate temporal changes in distribution, size, and sex ratios of canvasback flocks in traditional wintering areas of Chesapeake Bay and coastal North Carolina. Surveys yielded 35mm imagery of 194,664 canvasbacks in 842 flocks. Models revealed monthly patterns of flock size in North Carolina and Virginia, but no pattern of change in Maryland. A stepwise analysis of flock size and sex ratio fit a common positive slope (increasing proportion male) for all state-month datasets, except for North Carolina in February where the slope was larger (P lt 0.001). State and month effects on intercepts were significant (P lt 0.001) and confirmed a previously identified latitudinal gradient in sex ratio in the survey region. There was no relationship between flock purity (% canvasbacks vs. other species) and flock size except in North Carolina in January, February, and March when flock purity was related to flock size. Contrasting characteristics in North Carolina with regard to flock size (larger flocks) and flock purity suggested that proximate factors were reinforcing flocking behavior and possibly species fidelity there. Of possible factors, the need to locate foraging sites within this large, open-water environment was hypothesized to be of primary importance. Comparison of January 1981 and 1987 sex ratios indicated no change in Maryland, but lower (P lt 0.05) canvasback sex ratios (proportion male) in Virginia and North Carolina.

  2. Nephrolithiasis in free-ranging North American river otter (Lontra canadensis) in North Carolina, USA.

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    Niemuth, Jennifer N; Sanders, Charles W; Mooney, Charles B; Olfenbuttel, Colleen; DePerno, Christopher S; Stoskopf, Michael K

    2014-03-01

    The North American river otter (Lontra canadensis) serves as an indicator species for environmental monitoring, is prized as a valuable furbearer, and is a popular display animal in zoologic collections. Nephrolithiasis has been reported as a frequent problem in other free-ranging and captive otter species but is rarely reported in North American river otters. In this study, we compared the prevalence of nephrolithiasis diagnosed using routine gross pathologic examination techniques with the use of computed tomography (CT) of excised kidneys. We also evaluated whether otter nephroliths could be accurately classified by their CT densities, and we examined the renal tissue uric acid concentrations in free-ranging otters in North Carolina, USA. Kidneys were collected from carcasses of legally trapped, free-ranging animals. Nephroliths were observed in 16.2% of the individuals (n = 229). Associations were found between age and nephrolith status and between capture location and nephrolith status (P = 0.026 and < 0.001, respectively). Computed tomography Hounsfield unit density measurements were not useful in determining nephrolith chemical composition in this study. Renal tissue uric acid concentrations were similar across genders, age groups, and stone status. The chemical composition of the nephroliths was determined by scanning electron microscopy-energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy to be calcium phosphate in the carbonate form. PMID:24712169

  3. Transforming Medical Education is the Key to Meeting North Carolina's Physician Workforce Needs.

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    Cunningham, Paul R G; Baxley, Elizabeth G; Garrison, Herbert G

    2016-01-01

    To meet the needs of the population of North Carolina, an epic transformation is under way in health care. This transformation requires that we find new ways to educate and train physicians and other health care professionals. In this commentary, we propose that the success of the Brody School of Medicine in preparing a primary care physician workforce can serve as a model for meeting the state's future physician workforce needs. Other considerations include increasing graduate medical education positions through state funding and providing incentives for medical students who stay in North Carolina. PMID:26961834

  4. A Closer Look at the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners and Who Can Practice Dentistry.

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    Parker, M Alec

    2015-01-01

    On February 25, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court rendered a six-to-three opinion in favor of the Federal Trade Commission in their dispute with the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners concerning teeth-whitening services provided by nondentists. That decision was the culmination of almost nine years of arguments and allegations that began with a disagreement regarding the definition of the practice of dentistry. The ethical aspect of this dispute resides in the one's perspective regarding the motivation behind the actions taken in the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners. PMID:26697649

  5. An observation-well network concept as applied to North Carolina

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    Winner, M.D., Jr.

    1981-01-01

    A statewide observation-well program is proposed for North Carolina based on four networks of observation wells with different but clearly-defined objectives. These are referred to as the (1) climatic-effects network, (2) terrane-effects network, (3) local-effects network, and (4) areal-effects network. The characteristics of each network are related to natural and man-made stresses in aquifers, and the areas and hydrogeologic units in North Carolina where these networks are needed are identified. Formats for collection, processing, and publication of data from these networks is suggested.

  6. Impact of North Carolina's Early Childhood Initiatives on Special Education Placements in Third Grade. Working Paper 121

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    Muschkin, Clara G.; Ladd, Helen F.; Dodge, Kenneth A.

    2015-01-01

    This study examines the community-wide effects of investments in two early childhood initiatives in North Carolina (Smart Start and More at Four) on the likelihood of a student being placed into special education. We take advantage of variation across North Carolina counties and years in the timing of the introduction and funding levels of the two…

  7. Observational Study in Ten Beauty Salons: Results Informing Development of the North Carolina BEAUTY and Health Project

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    Solomon, Felicia M.; Linnan, Laura A.; Wasilewski, Yvonne; Lee, Ann Marie; Katz, Mira L.; Yang, Jingzhen

    2004-01-01

    Researchers from the North Carolina BEAUTY and Health Project conducted an observational study in 10 North Carolina beauty salons to gain insight into naturally occurring conversations between cosmetologists and customers, and to assess features of the salon environment that might be used to inform the development of salon-based health promotion

  8. Saving a Generation: North Carolina Public Health Department Partners with State's Black Colleges to Raise Awareness about HIV/AIDS.

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    Keels, Crystal L.

    2005-01-01

    North Carolina A&T does it. Across the street, Bennett College does it too. So do Elizabeth City State University, Livingstone and Fayetteville State. These North Carolina-based historically Black institutions have made HIV/AIDS education a part of the student experience at their respective campuses, and one school, Johnson C. Smith University,…

  9. 75 FR 9204 - Adequacy Status of the Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir, North Carolina 1997 PM2.5

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    2010-03-01

    ...In this notice, EPA is notifying the public of its finding that the nitrogen oxides (NOx) motor vehicle emissions budget (MVEB) in the Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir, North Carolina (hereafter referred to as the Hickory Area) attainment demonstration for the 1997 PM2.5 standard, submitted on August 21, 2009, by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR),......

  10. Race to the Top. North Carolina Report. Year 2: School Year 2011-2012. [State-Specific Summary Report

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    US Department of Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    This State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of North Carolina's second year of Race to the Top implementation. The report highlights successes and accomplishments, identifies challenges, and provides lessons learned from implementation from approximately September 2011 through September 2012. In Year 2, North Carolina continued the…

  11. Facilities Inventory and Utilization Study, Fall of 1994; For the State of North Carolina. Twenty-Eighth Edition.

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    North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Commission on Higher Education Facilities.

    This study presents the results of the 28th annual inventory and utilization study concerning space in North Carolina institutions of higher education during the 1994 fall term. The study provides information on 113 institutions of higher education including the 16 public senior institutions which comprise the University of North Carolina (UNC),…

  12. Observational Study in Ten Beauty Salons: Results Informing Development of the North Carolina BEAUTY and Health Project

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    Solomon, Felicia M.; Linnan, Laura A.; Wasilewski, Yvonne; Lee, Ann Marie; Katz, Mira L.; Yang, Jingzhen

    2004-01-01

    Researchers from the North Carolina BEAUTY and Health Project conducted an observational study in 10 North Carolina beauty salons to gain insight into naturally occurring conversations between cosmetologists and customers, and to assess features of the salon environment that might be used to inform the development of salon-based health promotion…

  13. Is fatality-free travel on North Carolina's streets and highways feasible? It's time to think the unthinkable.

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    Garrison, Herbert G; Smith, Jennifer L

    2010-01-01

    The persistent downward trajectory in the traffic fatality rate during the past 90 years suggests that fatality-free travel on North Carolina's streets and highways may one day be a reality. Multiple interventions, including raising the driving age to 17 years and banning cell phone use, will help North Carolina achieve this vision. PMID:21500671

  14. Library Cooperation and the Development of the North Carolina Information Network (NCIN): From the Great Depression Years to 1992.

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    Kester, Diane D.; Jones, Plummer Alston, Jr.

    2002-01-01

    Presents a history of library cooperation and technological advancement in North Carolina libraries from the Depression years to the early 1990s. Discusses early library cooperation and development of the North Carolina Information Network (NCIN). Describes the seven task forces on: Bibliographic Database, Document Delivery, Funding, Public…

  15. School Segregation under Color-Blind Jurisprudence: The Case of North Carolina. Working Papers Series. SAN08-02

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    Clotfelter, Charles T.; Ladd, Helen F.; Vigdor, Jacob L.

    2008-01-01

    Using detailed administrative data for the public K-12 schools of North Carolina, we measure racial segregation in the public schools of North Carolina. With data for the 2005/06 school year, we update previously published calculations that measure segregation in terms of unevenness in racial enrollment patterns both between schools and within…

  16. Heavy Metals (Cd, Cu, Cr, Pb and Zn) in Meretrix meretrix Roding, Water and Sediments from Estuaries in Sabah, North Borneo

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    Abdullah, Mohd. Harun; Sidi, Jovita; Aris, Ahmad Zaharin

    2007-01-01

    Concentrations of heavy metals (Cd, Cu, Cr, Pb and Zn) in tissues of Meretrix meretrix Roding (M. meretrix R.), water and sediments from two estuaries were determined. One estuary is located in an urban area of Kota Kinabalu (Likas estuary) and the other in a rural district of Kota Belud (Kota Belud estuary), where both are in Sabah, North of…

  17. WATERFOWL-HABITAT ASSOCIATIONS DURING WINTER IN A URBAN NORTH ATLANTIC ESTUARY

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    Coastal habitats near urban centres in North Atlantic estuaries often support substantial numbers of wintering waterfowl, but little is known of the effects of landscape setting and urbanisation on habitat use. We conducted surveys of waterfowl at 32 wintering sites in Narraganse...

  18. Tectonic significance of preliminary uranium-lead ages from the eastern Piedmont of North Carolina

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    Horton, J.W. Jr.; Stern, T.W. )

    1994-03-01

    Preliminary uranium-lead apparent ages of zircon populations of presumed igneous origin from rocks in the eastern Piedmont of North Carolina have significant tectonic implications. A major unit in the Raleigh metamorphic belt, the Raleigh gneiss, probably is not part of the Grenville Goochland terrane as is commonly proposed. The validity of a separate Raleigh terrane (also previously proposed) is questionable, because a discordant Cambrian age for the Raleigh gneiss suggests that this unit could be an amphibolite-facies equivalent of rocks in the Spring Hope terrane. Rocks of the proposed Spring Hope and Crabtree terranes are Middle Cambrian or older and, thus, are similar to parts of the Carolina slate belt in South Carolina (the type area of the Carolina terrane). The Roanoke Rapids terrane contains Late Proterozoic rocks similar to those in the northern part of the Carolina slate belt in North Carolina and Virginia. All these proposed terranes appear to be generally Avalonian or pan-African in age. Further work is needed to test and evaluate whether they are separate volcanic-arc terranes of Avalonian/pan-African affinity or parts of a single terrane dismembered by post-accretionary faulting. Discordant zircon ages from the granitic Falls leucogneiss significantly pre-date Alleghanian deformation in the Nutbush Creek shear zone. Late Paleozoic granites having different ages within the Rolesville batholith corroborate field relations indicating that the Rolesville is a composite pluton. Late Paleozoic ages also were obtained from deformed granitoids not previously recognized as Alleghanian.

  19. North Carolina`s timber industry: An assessment of timber product output and use, 1994. Forest Service resource bulletin

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    Johnson, T.G.; Brown, D.R.

    1996-03-01

    This report contains the findings of a 1994 canvas of all primary wood-using plants in North Carolina and presents changes in product output and residue use since 1992. It complements the Forest Inventory and Analysis periodic inventory of volume and removals from the State`s timberland. The canvass was conducted to determine the amount and source of wood receipts and annual timber product drain by county in 1994 and to determine interstate and cross-regional movement of industrial roundwood. Only primary wood-using mills were canvassed. Primary mills are those that process roundwood in log or bolt form or as chipped roundwood.

  20. Carolinas Coastal Change Processes Project data report for observations near Diamond Shoals, North Carolina, January-May 2009

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    Armstrong, Brandy N.; Warner, John C.; Voulgaris, George; List, Jeffrey H.; Thieler, E. Robert; Martini, Marinna A.; Montgomery, Ellyn T.

    2011-01-01

    This Open-File Report provides information collected for an oceanographic field study that occurred during January - May 2009 to investigate processes that control the sediment transport dynamics at Diamond Shoals, North Carolina. The objective of this report is to make the data available in digital form and to provide information to facilitate further analysis of the data. The report describes the background, experimental setup, equipment, and locations of the sensor deployments. The edited data are presented in time-series plots for rapid visualization of the data set, and in data files that are in the Network Common Data Format (netcdf). Supporting observational data are also included.

  1. An Investigation on Teacher Retention and Teachers' Perceptions of Cultural Leadership in Selected North Carolina Year Round and Traditional Elementary Schools

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    Council, Ve-Lecia Selene

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate teacher retention and teachers' perceptions of cultural leadership in select North Carolina elementary year round and traditional elementary schools. The participants in this study were North Carolina elementary teachers that participated in the 2008 North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions Survey…

  2. North Carolina Youth Risk Behavior Survey: 2013 WCPSS High School Results. Data Trends. D&A Report No. 14.06

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    Townsend, Megan

    2014-01-01

    The 2013 North Carolina Youth Risk Behavior Survey (NCYRBS) was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and adapted by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) to monitor the health-risk behaviors and to measure progress toward achieving Healthy North Carolina 2020 objectives. The survey, administered…

  3. North Carolina Youth Risk Behavior Survey: 2013 WCPSS Middle School Results. Data Trends. D&A Report No. 14.07

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    Townsend, Megan

    2014-01-01

    The 2013 North Carolina Youth Risk Behavior Survey (NCYRBS) was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and adapted by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) to monitor health-risk behaviors and to measure progress toward achieving Healthy North Carolina 2020 objectives. The survey, administered in…

  4. A history of early geologic research in the Deep River Triassic Basin, North Carolina

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    Clark, T.W.

    1998-01-01

    The Deep River Triassic basin has one of the longest recorded histories of geologic research in North Carolina. A quick perusal of nineteenth century geologic literature in North Carolina reveals the Deep River basin has received a tremendous amount of attention, second only, perhaps, to the gold deposits of the Carolina slate belt. While these early researchers' primary interests were coal deposits, many other important discoveries, observations, and hypotheses resulted from their investigations. This article highlights many of the important advances made by these early geo-explorers by trying to include information from every major geologic investigation made in the Deep River basin from 1820 to 1955. This article also provides as thorough a consolidated history as is possible to preserve the exploration history of the Deep River basin for future investigators.

  5. The New Gateway, an Old Paradox: Immigrants and Involuntary Americans in North Carolina History Textbooks

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    Hilburn, Jeremy; Fitchett, Paul G.

    2012-01-01

    The authors conducted a content analysis of North Carolina history textbooks to explore how the definition of immigration has changed over the last century. They also examined how immigrant groups and involuntary Americans have been portrayed throughout the state's history. Findings suggest that as a burgeoning gateway state for immigrants, North…

  6. Job-Related Stress and Sleep Disorders among North Carolina College Presidents

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    Royal, Patricia; Grobe, William J.

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this study was threefold. First, the study was to determine the extent of job-related stress among North Carolina community college presidents. Second, the study was to determine the extent of sleep disorders that exist in the target population. And finally, the study was to measure, if any, the relationship between job-related…

  7. North Carolina Rural Initiative Study of Secondary Schools: Funding Effects on Depth of the Curriculum.

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    Forbes, Roy H.; And Others

    This paper examines the relationship between school size and funding levels in North Carolina secondary schools. Data included information from 94 secondary schools concerning classes offered, school enrollment and staffing, school size and location, funding levels, and student achievement in eight selected subjects; principal and teacher…

  8. Job-Related Stress and Sleep Disorders among North Carolina College Presidents

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    Royal, Patricia; Grobe, William J.

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this study was threefold. First, the study was to determine the extent of job-related stress among North Carolina community college presidents. Second, the study was to determine the extent of sleep disorders that exist in the target population. And finally, the study was to measure, if any, the relationship between job-related

  9. North Carolina Computer Skills Curriculum Lesson Plans, 1-8: Ethical Issues.

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    North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

    This curriculum guide contains computer skills activities for the public schools of North Carolina; these lesson plans are designed specifically for grades 1-8 and focus on ethical issues. The lesson plans for each grade include a list of materials needed, lesson time, teacher preparation activities, outline of activities, and instructional…

  10. A Study of the Interpersonal Value Orientations of Extension Homemakers in Robeson County, North Carolina.

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    Briley, Mollye Hughes

    This study investigated interpersonal value orientations (Support, Conformity, Independence, Benevolence, Leadership, and Recognition) of 267 Extension homemakers in Robeson County, North Carolina, and the relationship of these orientations to age, educational level, income, years in club work, family size, and ethnic group. Data were obtained…

  11. Commercialization in North Carolina High Schools: A Survey of Principals' Perceptions.

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    Di Bona, Joseph; Chaudhuri, Rittik; Jean-Baptiste, Joshua; Menachem, Peter; Wurzburg, Meggan

    2003-01-01

    Surveyed North Carolina high school principals to explore their views on schoolhouse commercialism (both the propriety and the utility of having a commercial presence at school). Principals viewed commercialism as a way to improve their schools, and thus, their students' education. Although businesses, principals, and students appeared to be…

  12. North Carolina's Flexible Charter School Law: Is Too Much Flexibility Good for Charter Schools?

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    Brown, Frank

    1999-01-01

    North Carolina charter schools are operated by private, nonprofit corporations with federal, tax-exempt status and multicharter licenses. The application process is easy, the political climate under Governor Jim Hunt is progressive, and public employees are not unionized. On balance, the system seems both flexible and accountable to taxpayers.…

  13. Examining the Effects of School Composition on North Carolina Student Achievement over Time

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    Southworth, Stephanie

    2010-01-01

    This study explores the effects of school-level characteristics on North Carolina students' reading and math achievement from fourth through eighth grade, focusing on the relationships between achievement and the racial and poverty composition of schools. After creating race-by-poverty cohorts of schools, I use multilevel models to examine math…

  14. 76 FR 6561 - North Carolina: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions

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    2011-02-07

    ...North Carolina has applied to EPA for final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA has determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization, and is authorizing the State's changes through this immediate final action. EPA is publishing this rule to authorize the changes......

  15. Technical Characteristics of the North Carolina Minimum Skills Diagnostic Tests, Forms A and B.

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    North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Research.

    This paper describes the characteristics of the Minimum Skills Diagnostic Tests (MSDTs) components of the statewide testing program in North Carolina. The MSDTs' validity, method for deriving test scores, reliability and other statistics, test content, and test norms are discussed. These tests--given in grades 3, 6, and 8--assess an individual's…

  16. "Racing to the Top" to Prepare Turnaround Principals in North Carolina: Homegrown Regional Leadership Academies

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    Brown, Kathleen M.

    2016-01-01

    North Carolina's Race to the Top (RttT) grant earmarked approximately $17.5 million to "increase the number of principals qualified to lead transformational change in low-performing schools in both rural and urban areas" (NCDPI, 2010, p.10). To accomplish this, the state established three Regional Leadership Academies (RLAs)…

  17. An Investigation of the Workload and Job Satisfaction of North Carolina's Special Education Directors

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    Cash, Jennifer Brown

    2013-01-01

    Keywords: special education directors, workload, job satisfaction, special education administration. The purpose of this mixed methods research study was to investigate employee characteristics, workload, and job satisfaction of special education directors employed by local education agencies in North Carolina (N = 115). This study illuminates the…

  18. Single- and Multi-Prime Contracting in North Carolina Public Construction.

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    Bluestein, Frayda S.

    1995-01-01

    The North Carolina General Assembly directed the State Building Commission to study the comparative costs of multi- and single-prime contracting and report the results to the 1995 General Assembly. Describes the analysis of data collected from governmental units that had awarded construction contracts. Identifies some alternative contracting…

  19. A Goal for North Carolina's Schools. First in America 2000 Progress Report.

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    Thompson, Charles L., Ed.; Cunningham, Elizabeth Kolb, Ed.

    This first annual report details North Carolina's performance and progress in five areas of its First in America goals: high student performance (every student in school and making strong progress, every graduate ready for college and work, and every school accountable for student learning); every child ready to learn (every child with access to…

  20. Our North Carolina Stories Weaving Standards into a Fourth Grade Digital History Project

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    Luke, Nancy; Binkley, Russell; Marotta, Naomi; Pirkl, Melissa

    2014-01-01

    This article describes a project that helped fourth-grade students connect personally with and bring North Carolina history to life. Over the months of this project, students asked questions, investigated topics of interest that they chose, conducted in-depth research that included interviewing experts, learned to use a video editor to combine…

  1. Engaged Scholarship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Campus Integration and Faculty Development

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    Blanchard, Lynn W.; Strauss, Ronald P.; Webb, Lucille

    2012-01-01

    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill undertook faculty development activities to increase awareness of community-engaged scholarship through campus dialogue and by assisting faculty members in acquiring skills for community-engaged scholarship. This article presents a case report describing activities and their impact. The activities…

  2. Use of big data by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.

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    Helm-Murtagh, Susan C

    2014-01-01

    The health care industry is grappling with the challenges of working with and analyzing large, complex, diverse data sets. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina provides several promising examples of how big data can be used to reduce the cost of care, to predict and manage health risks, and to improve clinical outcomes. PMID:24830494

  3. Rhetoric and Materiality in the Museum Park at the North Carolina Museum of Art

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    Zagacki, Kenneth S.; Gallagher, Victoria J.

    2009-01-01

    The material rhetoric of physical locations like the Museum Park at the North Carolina Museum of Art creates "spaces of attention" wherein visitors are invited to experience the landscape around them as a series of enactments that identify the inside/outside components of sub/urban existence, as well as the regenerative/transformative…

  4. Susan Nutter: North Carolina State University Libraries': Librarian of the Year 2005

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    Berry, John N., III

    2005-01-01

    After entering as a "bit player" among feudal lords, she became an honored, celebrated campus leader. Building and repositioning the library, Susan Nutter brought it from what one senior professor called "an embarrassment" to its current role and site, a central force and place in the academic enterprise at North Carolina State University (NCSU),…

  5. The North Carolina Community College Leadership Program: Impact on Career Achievement as Perceived by Women Participants.

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    Gorham, Laura S.

    The purpose of this study was to examine the experiences of women participants in the North Carolina Community College Leadership Program (NCCCLP) to determine what effect, if any, those experiences may have had on subsequent career achievement. The NCCCLP is a one-year leadership-training program designed to give women and minorities the skills…

  6. Policies and Standards, Their Role and Revision: The Case of Ethics in Testing in North Carolina.

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    Ward, Martha S.

    High stakes testing has been in place in North Carolina since the late 1970s with highly visible, nationally norm-referenced tests administered to all students in several grades, as well as minimum competency testing as part of high school graduation requirements. A current back-to-basics movement has resulted in cuts to the testing program. A new…

  7. Campaign 76: A Report of Political Attitudes and Preferences of North Carolina State University Students.

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    Solomon, Donald H.

    North Carolina State University students were surveyed to assess their political attitudes and preferences prior to the 1976 general election and to compare results with those obtained in a 1972 survey. Information was obtained on: voter registration, party affiliation, political views, candidate preference for president, candidate preference for

  8. Predictors of Successful Nursing Education Outcomes: A Study of the North Carolina Central University's Nursing Program

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    Ukpabi, Chinasa Victor

    2008-01-01

    The primary purpose of this study was to specify the variables that would play the greatest role in predicting success of North Carolina Central University (NCCU) nursing graduates in the National Certification Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Participants for this study include a convenience sample of 39 students who

  9. The Factor Structure of the North Carolina Teaching Performance Appraisal Instrument: Another Look.

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    Ware, William B.; And Others

    This paper extends the factor analytic research of C. W. Swartz and others (1990) on the North Carolina Teaching Performance Appraisal Instrument (NCTPAI), which contains 28 teaching practices grouped into 5 functions (management of instructional time, management of student behavior, instructional presentation, instructional monitoring, and…

  10. 76 FR 43167 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plan; North Carolina; Disapproval of...

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    2011-07-20

    ...EPA is taking final action to disapprove the portion of North Carolina's September 21, 2009, submission which was intended to meet the requirement to address interstate transport for the 2006 24-hour fine particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). Additionally, EPA is responding to comments received on EPA's January 26, 2011, proposed disapproval of......

  11. 40 CFR 282.83 - North Carolina State-Administered Program.

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    2013-07-01

    ... RCRA, 42 U.S.C. 6991c, and 40 CFR part 281, subpart E. If North Carolina obtains approval for the... Departments, Institutions, and Commissions; Article 21, Water and Air Resources § 143-215.6AEnforcement..., Institutions, and Commissions; Article 21A, Oil Pollution and Hazardous Substances Control §...

  12. 40 CFR 282.83 - North Carolina State-Administered Program.

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    2014-07-01

    ... RCRA, 42 U.S.C. 6991c, and 40 CFR part 281, subpart E. If North Carolina obtains approval for the... Departments, Institutions, and Commissions; Article 21, Water and Air Resources § 143-215.6AEnforcement..., Institutions, and Commissions; Article 21A, Oil Pollution and Hazardous Substances Control §...

  13. 77 FR 26474 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina; Charlotte; Ozone 2002 Base...

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    2012-05-04

    ... 12, 2008, EPA issued a revised ozone NAAQS. See 73 FR 16436. The current action, however, is being... AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina; Charlotte; Ozone.... SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to approve the ozone 2002 base year emissions inventory portion of the...

  14. 77 FR 59335 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina: Approval of Rocky Mount Motor...

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    2012-09-27

    ... FR 23858. On June 19, 2006, the State of North Carolina, through NCDENR, submitted a final request... maintenance plan (including MVEBs for Edgecombe and Nash Counties) for the ] Rocky Mount Area. 71 FR 64891... Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993); Does not impose an information collection burden...

  15. 77 FR 5703 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina; 110(a)(1) and (2...

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    2012-02-06

    ... 8-hour ozone NAAQS by March 1, 2008. See 73 FR 16205. Infrastructure elements 110(a)(2)(C) and (J... (NO X ) a precursor for ozone in 40 CFR 51.166 and 40 CFR 52.21, among other requirements. See 70 FR... June 20, 2008, SIP revision. See 76 FR 49313. EPA has determined that North Carolina's...

  16. Examining Literature on Hispanic Student Achievement in the Southeastern United States and North Carolina

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    Parker, Michele A.; Segovia, Edelmira; Tap, Bethany

    2016-01-01

    We surveyed literature on factors that may influence Hispanic students academically including generational status, gender roles, and use of language in the Southeastern United States and North Carolina. We discuss how risk factors can be addressed (e.g., increasing awareness of risk factors, tutoring, mentoring, and after-school programs). We…

  17. Relationship of Alcohol Consumption and Recreational Boating in Beaufort County, North Carolina.

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    Glover, Elbert D.; And Others

    1995-01-01

    Examines the relationship of alcohol consumption and recreational boating among 211 boaters surveyed at 3 locations in Beaufort County, North Carolina. Prevalence and amount of alcohol consumption was significantly associated with the type of activity and with the location (public or private). Among the boaters who received some type of boating…

  18. Rhetoric and Materiality in the Museum Park at the North Carolina Museum of Art

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    Zagacki, Kenneth S.; Gallagher, Victoria J.

    2009-01-01

    The material rhetoric of physical locations like the Museum Park at the North Carolina Museum of Art creates "spaces of attention" wherein visitors are invited to experience the landscape around them as a series of enactments that identify the inside/outside components of sub/urban existence, as well as the regenerative/transformative

  19. Building Transitions from High School to College and Careers for North Carolina's Youth

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    Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2006

    2006-01-01

    While educational results have improved in many areas, a high percentage of North Carolina students are not graduating from high school, raising concerns about the state's ability to be economically competitive with other states and countries. All students need to attain the knowledge and skills necessary to be competitive and prosperous in the…

  20. Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolina, 1997-98. Research Report 1-98.

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    Balfour, Linda F., Comp.

    This report presents comprehensive data on higher education activities in North Carolina in 84 tables and 17 graphs. Data were compiled from forms completed by the individual institutions in the summer and fall of 1997. Data are usually presented separately for individual institutions by institution type--public institutions, private institutions,…

  1. Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolina, 1991-92.

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    North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. General Administration.

    This document presents statistical data for higher education in North Carolina for the 1991-92 academic year. The data were obtained from forms mailed to individual institutions. The tables are grouped under 11 headings the first of which is enrollment. This section presents data on headcount by institution, class, level of instruction, sex, age…

  2. Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolina, 1981-82.

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    Balfour, Linda, Comp.; Spivey, Arlene, Comp.

    Statistical data on higher education in North Carolina are presented for 1981-82 and the 1970s. Information is presented for state four-year colleges, community colleges, and private colleges regarding: headcount enrollment by institution, residence status, full-time and part-time status, sex, and level of instruction; full-time equivalent…

  3. Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolina, 1982-83.

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    Balfour, Linda, Comp.

    Statistical data are presented on higher education activities in North Carolina, ranging from simple counts of enrollment and degrees conferred to complex analyses of the flow of student transfers among institutions. The following sections are presented: current enrollment, enrollment trends, undergraduate transfers, degrees conferred, faculty,…

  4. Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolina, 1990-91.

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    North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill.

    Tabular data are presented on higher education in North Carolina, as of 1990-91, in this 24th annual compendium. Data are presented in 83 tables and 14 figures, categorized within the following sections: current enrollment; enrollment trends; undergraduate transfers; degrees conferred; faculty; library resources; costs to students; admissions;…

  5. Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolina, 1987-88. Research Report 1-88.

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    North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill.

    The 21st annual statistical abstract focuses on the breadth of higher education activities in North Carolina in their quantitative aspect. It ranges from brief enrollment counts to complex analyses of the flow of student transfers among institutions. Both past and current (1987-88) information is provided. Data were compiled from forms mailed to…

  6. Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolina, 1971-1972.

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    North Carolina State Board of Education, Raleigh.

    This abstract covers the breadth of higher education activities in the state of North Carolina during 1971 from simple counts of degrees conferred to a complex analysis of the flow of student transfers among institutions. Some of the highlights of the findings are: (1) 148,708 full-time students were enrolled in N.C. colleges and universities with…

  7. Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolina, 1992-93. Research Report 1-93.

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    Balfour, Linda F., Comp.

    This abstract presents statistical data on higher education activities in North Carolina from simple counts of enrollment and degrees conferred to complex analyses of the flow of student transfers among institutions. Data for the abstract were assembled from information supplied by the colleges and universities for the 1992-93 academic year.…

  8. Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolina, 1980-81.

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    Balfour, Linda, Comp.

    The 1980-81 statistical report of North Carolina higher education covers the following areas: current enrollment, enrollment trends, undergraduate transfers, degrees conferred, faculty, library resources, costs to students, admissions, student financial aid, and student housing. Information is provided by institution, residence status, full-time…

  9. Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolina, 1986-87. Research Report 1-87.

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    Balfour, Linda, Comp.

    Statistical data on higher education activities in North Carolina during 1986-1987 is presented, with attention to: current enrollment, enrollment trends, undergraduate transfers, degrees conferred, faculty, library resources, costs to students, admissions, student financial aid, and student housing. Among the 83 statistical tables are the…

  10. Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolina, 1998-99. Research Report 1-99.

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    Balfour, Linda F.

    This report presents comprehensive data on higher education activities in North Carolina in 84 tables and 17 graphs. Data were compiled from forms completed by the individual institutions in the summer and fall of 1998. Data are usually presented separately for individual institutions by institution type public institutions, private institutions,…

  11. Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolina, 1985-86.

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    Balfour, Linda, Comp.; And Others

    Statistical data on higher education activities in North Carolina during 1985-1986 includes simple counts of enrollment and degrees conferred, as well as complex analyses of the flow of student transfers among institutions. The following sections are presented: current enrollment, enrollment trends, undergraduate transfers, degrees conferred,…

  12. Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolina, 1977-78.

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    Balfour, Linda, Ed.

    The eleventh annual Statistical Abstract covers the breadth of higher education activities in North Carolina in their quantitative aspect for institutional planning, state agencies, and other concerned organizations and individuals. The data include, in tabular and graphic form without analysis: current enrollment, enrollment trends, undergraduate…

  13. Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolina, 1983-84.

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    Balfour, Linda, Comp.

    Statistical data on higher education activities in North Carolina are presented, including simple counts of enrollment and degrees conferred as well as complex analyses of the flow of student transfers among institutions. The following sections are presented: current enrollment, enrollment trends, undergraduate transfers, degrees conferred,…

  14. Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolina, 1984-85. Research Report 1-85.

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    Balfour, Linda, Comp.

    Statistical data on higher education activities in North Carolina, includes simple counts of enrollment and degrees conferred, as well as complex analyses of the flow of student transfers among institutions. The following sections are presented: current enrollment, enrollment trends, undergraduate transfers, degrees conferred, faculty, library…

  15. Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolina, 1988-89.

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    North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill.

    Tabular data are presented on higher education in North Carolina, as of 1988-89. Types of data presented on 83 tables and 14 figures include enrollment counts, degrees conferred, characteristics of students in various types of institutions, student costs, admission test scores, financial aid, and analyses of flow of student transfers among…

  16. Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolina, 1995-96.

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    Balfour, Linda F.

    This statistical abstract presents 84 tables and 17 graphs which cover the current status of public and private higher education activities in the state of North Carolina in their quantitative aspect, from simple counts of enrollment and degrees conferred to complex analyses of the flow of student transfers among institutions, including state and…

  17. Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolina, 1999-2000. Research Report.

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    Yang, Xiaoyun, Comp.

    This report covers the breadth of higher education activities in North Carolina in their quantitative aspect, from simple counts of enrollment and degrees conferred to complex analyses of the flow of student transfers among institutions. It presents both past and current (1999-00 academic year) information. The data were compiled from forms mailed…

  18. Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolina, 1996-97. Research Report 1-97.

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    Balfour, Linda F., Comp.

    This statistical abstract presents 84 tables and 17 graphs that profile the current status of public and private higher education in North Carolina. Data were gathered from a survey conducted in the summer and fall of 1996. The tables and graphs contain both current and trend data on enrollment (including headcount, full-time equivalent, and…

  19. Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolina, 1993-94.

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    Balfour, Linda F., Comp.

    This document provides statistical data on the breadth of higher education activities in the state of North Carolina for the 1993-94 academic year ranging from simple counts of enrollment and degrees conferred to complex analyses of the flow of student transfers among institutions. The report is designed to provide legislators, educators, and…

  20. Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolina, 1994-95. Research Report 1-95.

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    North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. General Administration.

    This document provides a statistical account of higher education in North Carolina. It presents data from fall 1994 as well as data on trends from 1983 to 1994. The 84 tables and 17 figures presenting the data are grouped into the following sections: (1) current enrollment, (2) enrollment trends, (3) undergraduate transfers, (4) degrees conferred,…

  1. Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolina, 1989-90. Research Report 1-90.

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    Balfour, Linda F.

    This 23rd annual statistical abstract covers the breadth of higher education activities in North Carolina in their quantitative aspect, presenting both past and 1989-90 academic year information. In 83 tables and 14 figures, data are presented concerning: (1) current enrollment (by institution, residence status, sex, level of instruction, age,…

  2. Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolina, 1976-77. Research Report No. 1.

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    North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill.

    The tenth annual statistical abstract of higher education in North Carolina covers higher education activities in the state in their quantitative aspect, from simple counts of enrollment and degrees conferred to complex analyses of the flow of student transfers among institutions. The specific areas abstracted include current enrollment,…

  3. Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolina, 1969-70.

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    1970

    This is the third annual Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolina and was compiled and organized from data provided by each institution to the State Board of Higher Education or through the Higher Education General Information Survey of the U.S. Office of Education. Information is provided in 11 broad areas which are (1) current…

  4. Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolina, 1968-69.

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    North Carolina State Board of Higher Education, Raleigh.

    This report contains statistical data provided by public and private colleges and universities in North Carolina on: current enrollment, enrollment trends, undergraduate transfers, degrees conferred, faculty and staff, library resources, extension activities, student costs, admissions and financial aid, student housing, and financial statistics.…

  5. Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolina, 1972-73.

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    North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill.

    This document was compiled to give a detailed statistical view of higher education in North Carolina. Information covers current enrollment,enrollment trends, undergraduate transfers, degrees conferred, faculty and staff, library resources, extension activities, student costs, admissions, student housing and financial statistics. (MJM)

  6. Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in North Carolina, 1978-79. Research Report 1-79.

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    Balfour, Linda, Comp.

    A statistical abstract covering the breadth of higher education in the state of North Carolina is presented. Extensive data on current enrollment, enrollment trends, undergraduate transfers, degrees conferred, faculty, library resources, costs to students, admissions, student financial aid, and student housing are provided. The data, collected and…

  7. Critical Success Factors for the North Carolina Community College System. A Background Paper.

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    Smith, Kathryn Baker

    In response to legislative mandate, the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges developed a list of Critical Success Factors (CSF) to help define statewide measures of accountability for all community colleges. Developed by staff members of the State Board with input from the state's community college presidents, the CSFs emphasize…

  8. The Status of Integration of Academic and Agricultural Education in North Carolina.

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    Roberson, Dana L.; Moore, Gary E.; Flowers, Jim

    2000-01-01

    North Carolina agriculture teachers with High Schools that Work integration grants (n=32) were compared with 32 without grants. Overall, the level of academic integration into agricultural education was low. Teachers with grants did not have more positive attitudes about integration. Time and administrative support were significant barriers to…

  9. Factors Influencing the Intent of North Carolina Agricultural Educators To Adopt Agricultural Biotechnology Curriculum.

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    Wilson, Elizabeth; Kirby, Barbara; Flowers, Jim

    2002-01-01

    North Carolina secondary agriculture teachers (n=126) recognized the benefits of integrating biotechnology. Funding, equipment, and teacher knowledge were the greatest barriers to integration. Those most likely to teach biotechnology have some training and believe that the state-adopted integration course fulfills their curriculum needs. (Contains…

  10. Desegregation, Accountability, and Equality: North Carolina and the Nation, 1971-2002

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    Baker, Scott; Myers, Anthony; Vasquez, Brittany

    2014-01-01

    Using North Carolina as a lens to illuminate broader national developments, this paper examines how and why educational policy in the United States turned away from a civil rights agenda of opportunity and embraced test-based accountability as a way of promoting racial equality. We show that comprehensive desegregation, enforcement of the Civil…

  11. North Carolina Today and Tomorrow, Vol. 8: Peoples' Views on Community Services.

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    Christenson, James A.

    Using the Guttman scale of quality and availability of community services, two mail surveys probing 46 community services via a 1/1000 proportional sample based on the total population in each of North Carolina's 100 counties and a county sample (an average of 88 responses out of 150 questionnaires per county) were ranked by county and social…

  12. Depression in North Carolina Social Workers: Implications for Practice and Research

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    Siebert, Darcy Clay

    2004-01-01

    This article explores depression in social workers, examines the potential negative professional consequences--that is, impairment--and investigates the personal and occupational variables associated with depression. One thousand active NASW members were anonymously surveyed as a part of the study "Work and Well-Being: A Study of North Carolina

  13. Revisioning a School Administrator Preparation Program: A North Carolina Case Study

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    Phillips, Joy C.

    2013-01-01

    This article provides a descriptive case study of the process used at one of North Carolina's public universities to respond to a state-mandated "revisioning" directive for educational leadership preparation programs. The case provides an overview of the state educational leadership policy context, discussion of state and local…

  14. Powdery mildew caused by Podosphaera macularis on hop (Humulus lupulus) in North Carolina

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    In June 2015, a grower in western North Carolina detected powdery mildew in a small hop yard. Characteristic colonies of the pathogen where observed on cultivars Cashmere, Cascade, and Chinook. Leaves with powdery mildew were collected from cultivar Cashmere for confirmation of the pathogen identi...

  15. 76 FR 77952 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina; 110(a)(1) and (2...

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    ... 62 FR 38856. Pursuant to section 110(a)(1) of the CAA, states are required to submit SIPs meeting the...-hour ozone NAAQS. See 73 FR 16205. For those states that did receive findings, such as North Carolina... (See 70 FR 71612, 71699) that made nitrogen oxides (NO X ) a precursor for ozone in 40 CFR 51.166...

  16. 76 FR 59250 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; North Carolina: Clean Smokestacks Act

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    ... mountains and other scenic vistas, and reducing acid rain. EPA notes that all areas in the State that were... attaining data based on the 2008-2010 design value period. See 76 FR 20293 (April 12, 2011). North Carolina... determines that the areas meet all of the CAA requirements for redesignation to attainment. See 75 FR...

  17. Computer Literacy. Report to the 1983 General Assembly of North Carolina, 1984 Session.

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    North Carolina Legislative Research Commission, Raleigh.

    This final report analyzes computer literacy and the use of computers in the public schools and community colleges of North Carolina, based on testimony from educators and administrators at the university, community college, and public school levels; from organizations concerned about education; and from corporations that produce computer hardware…

  18. 78 FR 35766 - North Carolina: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions

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    2013-06-14

    ... requirement page Analogous state authority \\1\\ 208--Methods Innovation Rule and SW-846 70 FR 34538 06/14/05... (49 FR 48694), to implement a hazardous waste management program. EPA granted authorization for changes to North Carolina's program on the following dates: March 25, 1986, effective April 8, 1986 (51...

  19. An Analysis of North Carolina's Rural Health Problems as Perceived by County Rural Development Panels.

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    Hamilton, Vance E., Comp.

    A State Task Force on Rural Health was formed (January 1973) by the State Rural Development Committee to identify and analyze major rural health problems in North Carolina and to recommend alleviation strategies. The Task Force submitted open-ended questionnaires to members of the County Rural Development Panels to secure their perceptions of…

  20. Co-Op Step Teacher Education in Action at Saint Andrews Presbyterian College, Laurinburg, North Carolina.

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    Saint Andrews Presbyterian Coll., Laurinburg, NC.

    The Cooperative Services for Teacher Education Projects (Co-Op) program is the 1970 Distinguished Achievement Award Entry from St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Laurinburg, North Carolina. The objectives of the program are a) the provision for a student teaching internship that is an integral part of the cooperating public school units and b) the…

  1. Assessment of College and University Campus Tobacco-Free Policies in North Carolina

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    Lee, Joseph G. L.; Goldstein, Adam O.; Klein, Elizabeth G.; Ranney, Leah M.; Carver, Ashlea M.

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To develop a reliable and efficient method for assessing prevalence and strength of college/university tobacco-related policies. Participants: North Carolina (NC) public universities, community colleges, and private colleges/universities (N = 110). Methods: A census of policies using campus handbooks and Web sites was conducted in March

  2. 2009-2010 Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Coverage among College Students from 8 Universities in North Carolina

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    Poehling, Katherine A.; Blocker, Jill; Ip, Edward H.; Peters, Timothy R.; Wolfson, Mark

    2012-01-01

    Objective: The authors sought to describe the 2009-2010 seasonal influenza vaccine coverage of college students. Participants: A total of 4,090 college students from 8 North Carolina universities participated in a confidential, Web-based survey in October-November 2009. Methods: Associations between self-reported 2009-2010 seasonal influenza…

  3. Twenty-five years of serving the health care needs of rural North Carolina.

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    Walker, Franklin

    2015-01-01

    The Community Practitioner Program seeks to improve access to quality health care for North Carolina's most vulnerable people by providing educational loan repayment grants to primary care physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners in return for their service in rural and underserved communities. PMID:25621478

  4. A Profile of North Carolina Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Health Disparities, 2011

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    Lee, Joseph G. L.

    2014-01-01

    Objectives. We investigated the health profile of lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) adults in North Carolina, the first state in the South to include a measure of sexual orientation identity in a probability-based statewide health survey. Methods. Using data from 9876 respondents in the 2011 North Carolina Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey, we compared sexual minorities to heterosexuals on a variety of health indicators. Results. LGB respondents were younger and more likely to be reached by cell phone. Many examined indicators were not different by sexual orientation. Significant results, however, were consistent with findings from state population surveys in other regions of the country, including disparities in mental health and, among women, smoking. Conclusions. Reporting LGB identity in North Carolina is associated with poorer health. The concentration of anti-LGB policies in the South warrants ongoing monitoring of LGB health disparities in North Carolina and in other Southeastern states for potential effects on the health and well-being of LGB populations. PMID:24825240

  5. An Investigation of the Workload and Job Satisfaction of North Carolina's Special Education Directors

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    Cash, Jennifer Brown

    2013-01-01

    Keywords: special education directors, workload, job satisfaction, special education administration. The purpose of this mixed methods research study was to investigate employee characteristics, workload, and job satisfaction of special education directors employed by local education agencies in North Carolina (N = 115). This study illuminates the

  6. Selected Laws Relating to the Construction and Repair of Public School Facilities in North Carolina.

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    North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

    Schools in North Carolina are governed by numerous laws pertaining to construction and repair. A selection of these laws is presented. Financial concerns constitute the bulk of these statutes, covering areas such as bids (financial outlay, advertisement, rejecting bids, and withdrawing bids); sources of state funds; the selling or buying of school…

  7. Follow-Up of North Carolina Community College Cooperative Education Graduates: Additional Education and Salary Gains.

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    Johnson, Lillian Riggs

    In this study, North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) graduates from 1986-1987 were examined 10 years after graduation to see if they had gained additional education and salary. The study's primary purpose was to address the accountability of community college co-op education. Within the study, the term, co-op refers to an educational…

  8. [North Carolina Gifted and Talented Minigrant Curriculum Projects: Two Biology Projects].

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    Brooks, Mary L.; McGrady, Katherine K.

    Overviews of two biology units for junior and senior high school gifted and talented students are presented. The Durham North Carolina City School units are entitled, "The Identification, Collection, and Control of the Japanese Beetle through the Growth of Roses and Lawn Care" and "Treasure along the Nantahala River." The first, an entomology unit…

  9. North Carolina's Smart Start Initiative: 1996-97 Annual Evaluation Report.

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    North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Frank Porter Graham Center.

    Smart Start is a multi-disciplinary, comprehensive, community-based initiative to serve North Carolina children under age 6 and their families to ensure that all children enter school healthy and prepared to succeed. To achieve this, local county partnerships have focused both their attention and their funds on three major areas of service…

  10. 75 FR 68788 - Ore Knob Mine Superfund Site; Jefferson, Ashe County, North Carolina; Notice of Settlement

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    ... AGENCY Ore Knob Mine Superfund Site; Jefferson, Ashe County, North Carolina; Notice of Settlement AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice of settlement. SUMMARY: Under Section 122(h)(1) of the... Protection Agency has entered into a settlement for reimbursement of past response costs concerning the...

  11. 78 FR 70551 - Macalloy Superfund Site, North Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina; Notice of Settlement

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    2013-11-26

    ... AGENCY Macalloy Superfund Site, North Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina; Notice of Settlement AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice of Settlement. SUMMARY: Under 122(h) of the... Protection Agency has entered into a settlement with the Metallurg, Inc., Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc.,...

  12. 75 FR 17792 - North Carolina Disaster # NC-00025 Declaration of Economic Injury

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    ... for the State of North Carolina, dated 03/26/2010. Incident: Severe winter storms. Incident Period: 12/18/2009 through 02/28/2010. DATES: Effective Date: 03/26/2010. EIDL Loan Application Deadline Date: 12/27/2010. ADDRESSES: Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business...

  13. Information Unlimited; North Carolina's Long-Range Program for Library Service.

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    North Carolina State Library, Raleigh.

    All of the goals, objectives and programs outlined for North Carolina are interrelated. In each of them, special attention is given to such Federal priorities as service to low-income families; strengthening the Office of State Library administrative agency; serving the physically handicapped and blind; the institutionalized (especially…

  14. CHARACTERIZATION OF LAND USE IN RIPARIAN AREAS WITHIN THE CONTENTNEA WATERSHED OF NORTH CAROLINA

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    Characterization of land use in riparian areas within the Contentnea watershed of North Carolina.

    Wright, C.J.,1 and S.W. Alberty.2 1U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Athens, GA 30605 USA; 2OAO Corporation, Athens, GA 30605 USA.

    Legislation mandating riparian bu...

  15. North Carolina's Communicable-Disease Laws and Regulations Amended in Response to AIDS.

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    Koeze, Jeffrey S.

    1988-01-01

    Describes some of the features of North Carolina's communicable-disease laws and regulations focusing on the problem of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that is the cause of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Addresses students and HIV, employees and HIV, and confidentiality. (MLF)

  16. The Future Role of Instructional Technology in Agricultural Education in North Carolina and Virginia.

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    Alston, Antoine J.; Miller, W. Wade; Williams, David L.

    2003-01-01

    A stratified random sample of agriculture teachers in North Carolina (n=210) and Virginia (n=170) returned 85 and 110 usable surveys respectively. Teachers were undecided about future uses of instructional technology although they perceived benefits. Accessing Internet lesson plans was a primary use. Hardware/software costs were the principal…

  17. Labor Market Returns to Community College: Evidence from North Carolina. Research Brief

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    Belfield, Clive; Liu, Yuen Ting; Trimble, Madeline Joy

    2014-01-01

    In this brief, we summarize our research on the wage returns to community college pathways in North Carolina. We use detailed individual and college transcript information on approximately 830,000 students who attended community college during the 2000s. This transcript data is matched with earnings data from Unemployment Insurance records. We…

  18. North Carolina Tobacco Farmers' Changing Perceptions of Tobacco Control and Tobacco Manufacturers

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    Crankshaw, Erik C.; Beach, Robert H.; Austin, W. David; Altman, David G.; Jones, Alison Snow

    2009-01-01

    Purpose: To examine tobacco farmers' attitudes toward tobacco control, public health, and tobacco manufacturers in order to determine the extent to which rapidly changing economic conditions have influenced North Carolina tobacco farmer attitudes in ways that may provide tobacco control advocates with new opportunities to promote tobacco control…

  19. Maize Debris Increases Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus Severity in North Carolina Winter Wheat

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    In the eastern U.S., wheat is often planted with minimal or no tillage into maize residues. We conducted a field experiment in the North Carolina Piedmont to compare the effects of three maize residue treatments (unchopped, chopped, and removed) on Fusarium head blight (FHB) in two winter wheat cul...

  20. Assessment of the Adoption of Agroforestry Technologies by Limited-Resource Farmers in North Carolina

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    Faulkner, Paula E.; Owooh, Bismark; Idassi, Joshua

    2014-01-01

    Agroforestry is a natural resource management system that integrates trees, forages, and livestock. The study reported here was conducted to determine farmers' knowledge about and willingness to adopt agroforestry technologies in North Carolina. The study reported participants were primarily older, male farmers, suggesting the need to attract

  1. Carbonaceous aerosol over a Pinus taeda forest in Central North Carolina, USA

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    Organic aerosol is the least understood component of ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5). Presented in this study are organic and elemental carbon (OC and EC) within ambient PM2.5 over a three-year period at a forested site in the North Carolina Piedmon. EC exhibited signifi...

  2. Student Project Work and Abstracts. Beaufort, North Carolina Environmental Studies Project, No. 1.

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    Carteret County Board of Education, Beaufort, NC.

    This collection contains reports of 22 environmental study projects conducted by junior and senior students in a North Carolina high school. The scope of the projects covered total community service and sought to emphasize the students' roles as useful participants in the community. Fire, postal, health, and school services were surveyed, in…

  3. The Downside of Adolescent Employment: Hazards and Injuries among Working Teens in North Carolina.

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    Evensen, Christian T.; Schulman, Michael D.; Runyan, Carol W.; Zakocs, Ronda C.; Dunn, Kathleen A.

    2000-01-01

    Surveys teenagers employed in three different retail trade settings in North Carolina to examines how experience, gender, work settings, and pace of work are associated with hazard exposures and injury experiences. Discusses evidence that work-place pressure and hazard exposure are associated with types of injury experiences, in light of…

  4. Growth of Enrollments in Post-Secondary Education in North Carolina: (1960 and 1968).

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    Gourley, Frank A., Jr.

    The study sought to present information on student enrollment in North Carolina for the years 1960 and 1968 in all types of postsecondary education designed to prepare persons for employment. The study included enrollment information for apprenticeship programs and public, private, and proprietary institutions providing postsecondary education.…

  5. Importance of regular testing of private drinking water systems in North Carolina.

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    Barros, Nirmalla; Rudo, Kenneth; Shehee, Mina

    2014-01-01

    North Carolina state laws require that water from newly constructed private wells be tested for chemical and microbiologic contamination, but existing wells are not routinely tested. This commentary highlights the importance of regular testing of all private sources of drinking water. PMID:25402702

  6. Critical Success Factors for the North Carolina Community College System, 1993. Fourth Annual Report.

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    North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh. Div. of Planning and Research Services.

    The data presented in this report are indicators of the level of success of the North Carolina Community College System as measured by student outcomes and the extent to which the system addresses the needs of the state. Where possible, 5-year data are presented. Seven critical factors are examined: (1) student success, evidenced by the number of…

  7. Current Trends in Early Hearing Diagnosis and Intervention in North Carolina

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    Pretto, Aneesha Patrice

    2010-01-01

    In North Carolina, the eligibility criteria for enrollment in Part C early intervention services do not exclude infants and toddlers based on the severity or laterality of hearing loss. As such, the state's early intervention population represents a widely diverse array of children ranging from those with minimal to profound hearing losses. While

  8. DIRECT PERSONAL COARSE PARTICULATE MATTER CONCENTRATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE NORTH CAROLINA ADULT ASTHMA AND ENVIRONMENT STUDY.

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    A prototype coarse particulate matter PM(10-2.5) monitor was field evaluated as part of the North Carolina Adult Asthma and Environment Study (NCAAES). The NCAAES was designed to evaluate if airway and blood inflammatory markers in moderate asthmatic adults vary with changes in ...

  9. Air Emissions from Organic Soil Burning on the Coastal Plain of North Carolina

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    Emissions of trace gases and particles <10 and 2.5 microns aerodynamic diameter (PM10 and PM2.5, respectively) from fires during 2009-2011 on the North Carolina coastal plain were collected and analyzed. Carbon mass balance techniques were used to quantify emission factors (EFs)....

  10. Disaster Down East: Using Participatory Action Research to Explore Intimate Partner Violence in Eastern North Carolina

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    Frasier, Pamela York; Belton, Leigh; Hooten, Elizabeth; Campbell, Marci Kramish; DeVellis, Brenda; Benedict, Salli; Carrillo, Carla; Gonzalez, Pam; Kelsey, Kristine; Meier, Andrea

    2004-01-01

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Floyd in 1999, a Community Advisory Committee requested assistance from its university partners (University of North Carolina) to address stress and increased risk for intimate partner violence (IPV). Collected from 12 study work sites, baseline data indicated that IPV rates were higher among blue-collar women in…

  11. Revisioning a School Administrator Preparation Program: A North Carolina Case Study

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    Phillips, Joy C.

    2013-01-01

    This article provides a descriptive case study of the process used at one of North Carolina's public universities to respond to a state-mandated "revisioning" directive for educational leadership preparation programs. The case provides an overview of the state educational leadership policy context, discussion of state and local

  12. Landowners' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Aspirations towards Woody Biomass Markets in North Carolina

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    Shaw, Jasmine; Hazel, Dennis; Bardon, Robert; Jayaratne, K. S. U.

    2012-01-01

    Non-industrial private forest (NIPF) landowners are often not included in discussions of emerging woody biomass markets for energy, yet they will likely be principal suppliers of the resource. Surveys administered to 475 forest landowners before and after an Extension Forestry education program in 10 counties across North Carolina indicated that…

  13. EFFECT OF PLANTING DATE, MEPIQUAT CHLORIDE, AND GLYPHOSATE APPLICATION TO GLYPHOSATE RESISTANT COTTON IN NORTH CAROLINA

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    Field studies were conducted near Rocky Mount, North Carolina in 2001, 2002, and 2003. Objectives were to determine if planting date affected the ability of glyphosate resistant (GR) cotton to compensate for fruit loss from glyphosate and evaluate mepiquat chlorides (MC) contribution to fruiting c...

  14. The Art of Learning: A Guide to Outstanding North Carolina Arts in Education Programs.

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    Herman, Miriam L.

    The Arts in Education programs delineated in this guide complement the rigorous arts curriculum taught by arts specialists in North Carolina schools and enable students to experience the joy of the creative process while reinforcing learning in other curricula: language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, and physical education. Programs…

  15. 2009-2010 Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Coverage among College Students from 8 Universities in North Carolina

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    Poehling, Katherine A.; Blocker, Jill; Ip, Edward H.; Peters, Timothy R.; Wolfson, Mark

    2012-01-01

    Objective: The authors sought to describe the 2009-2010 seasonal influenza vaccine coverage of college students. Participants: A total of 4,090 college students from 8 North Carolina universities participated in a confidential, Web-based survey in October-November 2009. Methods: Associations between self-reported 2009-2010 seasonal influenza

  16. Surviving the Silver Tsunami: Training a Health Care Workforce to Care for North Carolina's Aging Population.

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    Heflin, Mitchell T

    2016-01-01

    North Carolina's aging population will require a health care workforce prepared to meet patients' complex care needs. The keys to training this workforce include continuing to mobilize the state's educational infrastructure to provide interprofessional, community-based experiences and maximizing exposure to new models of care. PMID:26961830

  17. The Effects of School Wide Bonuses on Student Achievement: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from North Carolina

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    Lauen, Douglas Lee

    2011-01-01

    This study examines the incentive effects of North Carolina's practice of awarding performance bonuses on test score achievement on the state tests. Bonuses were awarded based solely on whether a school exceeds a threshold on a continuous performance metric. The study uses a sharp regression discontinuity design, an approach with strong internal…

  18. A new species of Tallaperla (Plecoptera: Peltoperlidae) from North Carolina, U.S.A.

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    Kondratieff, B.C.; Kirchner, R.F.; Zuellig, R.E.; Lenat, D.R.

    2007-01-01

    A new species of Tallaperla, T. maiyae, is described from Wilkes County, North Carolina, U.S.A. from two males. The new species is similar to T. maria and T. anna, but can be distinguished by the combination of a prominent spine-like epiproct and brown coloration.

  19. A Matter of Facts: The North Carolina Community College System Fact Book, 2003.

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    North Carolina Community Coll. System, Raleigh.

    This 2003 fact book for the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) is divided into the following sections: (1) Introduction, which covers mission, history, programs, governance, funding and other areas. (2) Program Briefs, which covers basic skills, distance learning, community service, occupational continuing education, workforce…

  20. More than Child's Play: North Carolina Professor Explores the History of Dolls and Their Sociological Impact

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    Yates, Eleanor Lee

    2004-01-01

    For Dr. Sabrina Thomas, dolls are not just child's play. In fact, they are the subject of her research, which recently landed her a $40,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Thomas, an assistant professor of family and consumer sciences at North Carolina Central University, was awarded the grant to write a book on the history…

  1. A Multiple Case Study of the Literacy Instructional Leadership Behaviors of Elementary Principals in North Carolina

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    Herridge, Robin Lea

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore the literacy instructional leadership behaviors of principals in two high poverty elementary schools in North Carolina who have experienced success with student growth in reading achievement over a three year period. This was a qualitative exploratory multiple case study. Data was gathered from 21…

  2. Plan of Work for Rural Development in North Carolina, July 1, 1975 - June 30, 1976.

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    Hyatt, George, Jr.; And Others

    Serving primarily as a policy group for local Rural Development Panels, the North Carolina Rural Development Committee's major objective for 1976 is to work with local leaders, private businesses and governmental agencies at all levels in planning and implementing comprehensive rural development programs. Specifically, the Committee's objectives…

  3. Rural Housing Site Planning in North Carolina. Agricultural Extension Publication 105.

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    Hester, Randolph T., Jr.; And Others

    Addressing the problems of rural housing site selection and development in North Carolina, this guide is designed for cooperative and coordinated use by: technical assistance personnel employed by the Farmers Home Administration; local lending institutions; Health Departments; the Agricultural Extension Service; the Soil Conservation Service; and…

  4. Critical Success Factors, 2003 for the North Carolina Community College System. Fourteenth Annual Report.

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    North Carolina Community Coll. System, Raleigh.

    This document is the fourteenth annual report on the critical successes of the North Carolina Community Colleges published in July 2003. The purpose of this document is to report on the performance measures for purposes of accountability and performance funding. Furthermore, the annual report serves as an evaluation instrument for the System…

  5. Critical Success Factors for the North Carolina Community College System, 2002. Thirteenth Annual Report.

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    North Carolina Community Coll. System, Raleigh.

    This document, the thirteenth annual report of the North Carolina Community College System, details the critical success factors of students in the state's community colleges. The report is the result of a process undertaken to streamline and simplify accountability reporting by the Community College System. The purpose of the report is two-fold.…

  6. The North Carolina Partnership Training System: Distance Education Project. Final Report.

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    North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill.

    This final report describes accomplishments and activities of the North Carolina Partnership Training System Distance Education Project, a 3-year federally supported project to establish a distance education personnel development program to prepare more qualified and certified teachers for students with behavioral and/or emotional handicaps (BEH),

  7. Vertical distribution of benthic infauna in continental slope sediments off Cape Lookout, North Carolina

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    Blake, James A.

    The vertical distribution of 30 species of benthic infauna from continental slope (583-3000 m) sediments off Cape Lookout, North Carolina was closely correlated with feeding types. Carnivores, omnivores, filter feeders, and surface deposit feeders were mostly concentrated in the upper 0-2 cm of the cores. The depth distribution of subsurface deposit feeders was more variable, even among related taxa.

  8. Understanding Effective Higher Education Programs in Prisons: Considerations from the Incarcerated Individuals Program in North Carolina

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    Anders, Allison Daniel; Noblit, George W.

    2011-01-01

    The North Carolina Workplace and Community Transition Youth Offender Program (YOP), recently renamed the Incarcerated Individuals Program (IPP), has proven to be effective in terms of its growth and expansion, the support of education directors across the correctional facilities, university collaboration, student evaluations, and a low recidivism…

  9. Merit Aid in North Carolina: A Case Study of a "Nonevent"

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    Ness, Erik C.; Mistretta, Molly A.

    2010-01-01

    Since the adoption of Georgia's HOPE (Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally) scholarship program, seven additional Southeastern states have adopted similar merit-based financial aid programs, most of which are also funded by state lotteries. This study examines why North Carolina after adopting a state lottery in 2005 did not allocate its…

  10. [North Carolina Gifted and Talented Minigrant Curriculum Projects: Two Microcomputer Projects].

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    Parrish, Ronald; Baker, Reginald

    Computer awareness and literacy programs for gifted and talented high school students were developed at two Washington City Schools (North Carolina). At Carteret High School, a variety of computer programs were purchased for biology and physics studies, trigonometry and algebra studies, aptitude and merit exam preparation, basic skills math…

  11. The Difference Between Potential and Achieved Academic Performance of Freshmen Residents at North Carolina State University.

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    Viehe, John Henry

    Differences in academic performance of residents in the various sections and dormitories during the fall semester 1974 at North Carolina State University were studied. Other study objectives were as follows: to develop a methodology to measure academic performance of freshmen residents adjusted for ability, sex, and differential grading…

  12. Assessment of College and University Campus Tobacco-Free Policies in North Carolina

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    Lee, Joseph G. L.; Goldstein, Adam O.; Klein, Elizabeth G.; Ranney, Leah M.; Carver, Ashlea M.

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To develop a reliable and efficient method for assessing prevalence and strength of college/university tobacco-related policies. Participants: North Carolina (NC) public universities, community colleges, and private colleges/universities (N = 110). Methods: A census of policies using campus handbooks and Web sites was conducted in March…

  13. Outcomes of an Elementary School-Based Vision Screening Program in North Carolina

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    Kemper, Alex R.; Helfrich, Anya; Talbot, Jennifer; Patel, Nita

    2012-01-01

    School nurses can play a key role in the detection of significant refractive error. The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of a statewide school nurse vision screening program by evaluating the outcomes of screening among first, third, and fifth graders in 10 schools in North Carolina during the 2009-2010 school year. Of the 2,726…

  14. The Evaluation of North Carolina's State-Sponsored Youth Tobacco Prevention Media Campaign

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    Kandra, K. L.; McCullough, A.; Summerlin-Long, S.; Agans, R.; Ranney, L.; Goldstein, A. O.

    2013-01-01

    In 2003, the state of North Carolina (NC) implemented a multi-component initiative focused on teenage tobacco use prevention and cessation. One component of this initiative is "Tobacco.Reality.Unfiltered." ("TRU"), a tobacco prevention media campaign, aimed at NC youth aged 11-17 years. This research evaluates the first 5 years of the TRU media

  15. North Carolina Star Rated License System: QRS Profile. The Child Care Quality Rating System (QRS) Assessment

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    Child Trends, 2010

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents a profile of North Carolina's Star Rated License System prepared as part of the Child Care Quality Rating System (QRS) Assessment Study. The profile consists of several sections and their corresponding descriptions including: (1) Program Information; (2) Rating Details; (3) Quality Indicators for Center-Based Programs; (4)…

  16. Analyses of the Impact of School Uniforms on Violence in North Carolina Public High Schools

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    Johnson, Wesley Scott

    2010-01-01

    This study incorporated a multiple-methods design utilizing both quantitative and qualitative data. The quantitative portion investigated several annual reports distributed by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) to explore the impact of school uniform policies on incidents of crime and violence and occurrences of

  17. Predictors of Successful Nursing Education Outcomes: A Study of the North Carolina Central University's Nursing Program

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    Ukpabi, Chinasa Victor

    2008-01-01

    The primary purpose of this study was to specify the variables that would play the greatest role in predicting success of North Carolina Central University (NCCU) nursing graduates in the National Certification Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Participants for this study include a convenience sample of 39 students who…

  18. Developing National Board Certified Teachers in North Carolina: A Journey from the Classroom to Leadership

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    Bunch, Audrey Worrell

    2012-01-01

    This qualitative study examined a culture of teacher leadership that has evolved in North Carolina over the past 20 years, conveying the professional journey of teachers who had moved out of the classroom into other educational leadership roles after attainment of National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification. The study…

  19. OCCUPATIONAL CHOICE AND MOBILITY IN THE URBANIZING PIEDMONT OF NORTH CAROLINA.

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    SIMPSON, RICHARD L.; AND OTHERS

    THIS IS A STUDY OF OCCUPATIONAL CHOICE AND OCCUPATIONAL CAREER PATTERNS IN TWO NORTH CAROLINA COMMUNITIES. THE OBJECTIVES WERE (1) TO EXPLORE ORIENTATIONS OF INDIVIDUALS TOWARD VARIOUS GROUPS WHICH INFLUENCE THEM, AND (2) TO DETERMINE THE VALUE ORIENTATIONS OF THESE INDIVIDUALS. SAMPLES OF 400 ADULT WHITE MALE WORKERS WERE DRAWN FROM EACH BLOCK…

  20. An Evaluation of the North Carolina Annual Report on School Violence: Scientific Realism in Practice.

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    Carruthers, William L.; Stacey, Dennis

    To analyze perceptions of what constitutes a safe school. different perceptions of what constitutes a safe school, an assessment of the first 4 years of North Carolina's Annual Report on School Violence (ARSV) is reported here. The ARSV is a collection of data on specific acts of violence occurring on school property. Data on acts of violence were…

  1. A Descriptive Analysis of the Distribution of NBPTS-Certified Teachers in North Carolina

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    Goldhaber, Dan; Choi, Hyung-Jai; Cramer, Lauren

    2007-01-01

    In this paper, we use a unique data set that includes a panel of all teachers in North Carolina over a 4-year period (1996-1997 through 1999-2000) to describe the distribution of teachers certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) across classrooms, schools, and districts. The sorting of National Board Certified…

  2. Public Service Issues of U.S. Government Information in North Carolina.

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    Dreger, Megan

    1997-01-01

    Describes results of a survey of North Carolina selective depository libraries. Focuses on equipment, CD-ROM resources, Internet resources, and library policies. Results indicate that these depository libraries are making great strides in providing access to material in electronic format. Six tables show results. The questionnaire is included.…

  3. Restructuring Education in North Carolina: A Synthesis of Eight Education Reform Reports.

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    North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Development Services.

    Recently, eight reports have been released that deal with restructuring education in North Carolina. These reports were issued by the State Department of Public Instruction, the Task Force on Excellence in Education, the Middle Grades Task Force, the Tar Heel Association of Principals/Assistant Principals, the Governor's Commission on Workforce…

  4. Papers from North Carolina Governor's Conferences on Library and Information Services 1990-1991.

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    Young, Diana, Comp.

    This collection of papers from North Carolina's state and regional Conferences on Library and Information Services, which were held over a 6-month period in 1990-1991, includes copies of: (1) the agenda of the state conference (Raleigh, February 6, 1991); (2) a list of the delegates to the national White House Conference on Library and Information…

  5. Landowners' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Aspirations towards Woody Biomass Markets in North Carolina

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    Shaw, Jasmine; Hazel, Dennis; Bardon, Robert; Jayaratne, K. S. U.

    2012-01-01

    Non-industrial private forest (NIPF) landowners are often not included in discussions of emerging woody biomass markets for energy, yet they will likely be principal suppliers of the resource. Surveys administered to 475 forest landowners before and after an Extension Forestry education program in 10 counties across North Carolina indicated that

  6. Accentuate the Positive! North Carolina Band Director Boosts His Students' Confidence and Earns Statewide Leadership Role

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    Olson, Catherine Applefeld

    2009-01-01

    In this article, the author shares the background of James Daugherty in music education, a band director who was elected to serve as president of the North Carolina Bandmasters Association, the highest leadership role for a band director in the state. His passion for music only grew in high school, where he gleaned both musical and life lessons…

  7. Constructing a Virtual University Paradigm: The University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

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    Howard-Vital, Michelle R.

    This article recounts the development of a paradigm for a virtual university that is, one in which delivery is inextricably linked to the political, technological, social, and economic context of the institution at the University of North Carolina (Wilmington). It explains how, in just five years, a conservative, traditional, regional institution…

  8. A Matter of Facts: The North Carolina Community College System Fact Book.

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    North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh. Div. of Planning and Research Services.

    This five-part report offers background information and current data on the programs, finances, facilities, students, and personnel of the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS). Section I presents an overview of the system, including general information on the NCCCS's mission, history, programs, governance, funding, the NCCC Foundation,…

  9. Does Private School Competition Affect Public School Achievement? An Analysis of North Carolina Data.

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    Howard, Eric S.

    This report describes a study conducted to determine if there were any applicable effects from private-school competition on public-school student achievement in North Carolina. The study examined multiple student outcomes, including elementary and secondary student achievement results, student dropout rates, and high school student achievement…

  10. CIVIL RIGHTS, U.S.A. PUBLIC SCHOOLS--SOUTHERN STATES, 1963, NORTH CAROLINA.

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    DAY, RICHARD E.; AND OTHERS

    IN A REPORT PUBLISHED IN 1962, IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT TOTAL SCHOOL DESEGREGATION IN NORTH CAROLINA WAS NOT LIKELY IN THE FORSEEABLE FUTURE UNLESS FORCED BY COURT DECREES. THE BASIS FOR THE PREDICTION WAS THE HISTORY OF APPLICATION OF TWO ACTS--THE PUPIL ASSIGNMENT ACT, WHICH TRANSFERRED AUTHORITY OF PUPIL ASSIGNMENT TO LOCAL SCHOOL BOARDS, AND THE…

  11. Vocational Education and Corrections: An Assessment of Opportunities and Needs in North Carolina. Final Report.

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    Davison, Pamela

    A study was done to determine North Carolina inmates' vocational education/training needs, parolees' and ex-offenders' employment opportunities, and available vocational education/training resources. To determine vocational educational needs, a survey was conducted of inmates at seventeen correctional units (for adults and for youth). Estimates of

  12. A Plan for Developing an Adult Music Education Program in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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    Stern, Jack

    This study traces the historical growth and significance of adult education and reviews the historical, educational, and cultural development of Charlotte, North Carolina. The program in adult music education is focused on the following areas: a formal course in general consumer music; informal groups and ensembles; the community chorus; the…

  13. Our North Carolina Stories Weaving Standards into a Fourth Grade Digital History Project

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    Luke, Nancy; Binkley, Russell; Marotta, Naomi; Pirkl, Melissa

    2014-01-01

    This article describes a project that helped fourth-grade students connect personally with and bring North Carolina history to life. Over the months of this project, students asked questions, investigated topics of interest that they chose, conducted in-depth research that included interviewing experts, learned to use a video editor to combine

  14. EAARL coastal topography-Northern Outer Banks, North Carolina, post-Nor'Ida, 2009

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    Bonisteel-Cormier, J.M.; Nayegandhi, Amar; Wright, C.W.; Sallenger, A.H.; Brock, J.C.; Nagle, D.B.; Vivekanandan, Saisudha; Klipp, E.S.; Fredericks, Xan

    2011-01-01

    This DVD contains lidar-derived first-surface (FS) and bare-earth (BE) topography GIS datasets of a portion of the northern Outer Banks beachface in North Carolina. These datasets were acquired post-Nor'Ida on November 27 and 29, 2009.

  15. 78 FR 37549 - Cooperative Agreement To Support the North Carolina State University, Prestage Department of...

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    2013-06-21

    ...The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing its intention to receive and consider a single-source application for the award of a cooperative agreement in fiscal year 2013 (FY13) to the North Carolina State University, Prestage Department of Poultry Science and the Piedmont Research Station Poultry Unit located in Salisbury, NC. Egg-associated illness due to Salmonella is a major......

  16. Assessment of the Adoption of Agroforestry Technologies by Limited-Resource Farmers in North Carolina

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    Faulkner, Paula E.; Owooh, Bismark; Idassi, Joshua

    2014-01-01

    Agroforestry is a natural resource management system that integrates trees, forages, and livestock. The study reported here was conducted to determine farmers' knowledge about and willingness to adopt agroforestry technologies in North Carolina. The study reported participants were primarily older, male farmers, suggesting the need to attract…

  17. An Issue Analysis of Citizen Concerns in Greensboro, North Carolina: Policy Implications for Local Government.

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    Howerton, James M.

    Urban managers and legislators are faced with the task of ensuring that policy decisions really represent citizens' needs. One method of communicating with the public by government was the creation of the Community Representatives Office (CRO) by the city of Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1973. This position is similar to the office of the…

  18. Drug Use and Suicide Ideation and Behavior among North Carolina Public School Students.

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    Felts, W. Michael; And Others

    1992-01-01

    Examines the relationship between adolescent drug use and suicide ideation and suicidal behavior for 3,064 high school students, who were respondents to the North Carolina Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Drug use, particularly of crack cocaine, is related to increased suicide ideation and suicidal behavior in this group. (SLD)

  19. Physician supervision and insurance reimbursement: policy implications for nurse practitioner practice in North Carolina.

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    Lowery, Bobby; Varnam, Deborah

    2011-01-01

    The presence of regulatory requirements that physicians supervise nurse practitioner (NP) practice and of policies that affect insurance reimbursement policies create barriers that limit North Carolina NPs from practicing to the full extent of their licensure, education, and certification. This article reviews these barriers and offers policy recommendations to ensure that NPs are equal partners in health reform innovations. PMID:22128696

  20. Policy Adoption in North Carolina and Tennessee: A Comparative Case Study of Lottery Beneficiaries

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    Ness, Erik C.; Mistretta, Molly A.

    2009-01-01

    This study analyzes the policy process through which two states determined education beneficiary programs of newly adopted state lotteries. Tennessee, in 2003, followed the regional pattern of allocating all lottery proceeds to merit-based college scholarships. North Carolina, in 2005, bucked this trend by allotting no lottery revenue for merit…