These are representative sample records from Science.gov related to your search topic.
For comprehensive and current results, perform a real-time search at Science.gov.
1

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 ...

2

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 ...

3

Estimation of Groundwater and Nutrient Fluxes to the Neuse River Estuary, North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

A study was conducted between April 2004 and September 2005 to estimate groundwater and nutrient discharge to the Neuse River\\u000a estuary in North Carolina. The largest groundwater fluxes were observed to occur generally within 20 m of the shoreline. Groundwater\\u000a flux estimates based on seepage meter measurements ranged from 2.86?×?108 to 4.33?×?108 m3 annually and are comparable to estimates made using radon,

Timothy B. Spruill; John F. Bratton

2008-01-01

4

Phytoplankton Ecology of North Carolina Estuaries Michael A. Mallin  

E-print Network

interaction between meteorology and hydrology, resulting in periodic winter or early spring algal blooms coastal plain rivers were often subject to summer blue-green algal blooms. Formation of these blooms estuaries and stimulate the blooms, whereas dry winters resulted in low winter phytoplankton abundance

Mallin, Michael

5

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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.

Bales, Jerad D.; Robbins, Jeanne C.

1999-01-01

6

Two-dimensional circulation modeling of the Pamlico River estuary, North Carolina  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A two dimensional, vertically averaged, unsteady flow model was applied to a 50- kilometer reach of the Pamlico River estuary, North Carolina. The model computational grid, which consists of about 16,000 square cells, each 200 meters on a side, was developed from more than one million depth soundings. Information from a comprehensive data-collection network, including six water-level stations, six temperature and salinity measurement stations, and one wind measurement station, was used to provide data for boundary conditions and for model calibration. Preliminary model results for this ongoing study were sensitive to the presence of a lateral water-level gradient at the downstream boundary. For the simulation period, water-level oscillations at the downstream boundary were much more important in controlling Pamlico River flows than were local winds blowing over the surface of the estuary. Average absolute differences between observed and simulated water levels at two measurement sites were less than 2 centimeters for the 8-day calibration period.

Giese, G.L.; Bales, Jerad

1992-01-01

7

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

SciTech Connect

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.

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

1995-01-01

8

Carbon and nitrogen primary productivity in three North Carolina estuaries*1  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Uptake of inorganic carbon and ammonium by the plankton community of three North Carolina estuaries was measured using 14C and 15N isotope methods. At 0% light, C appeared to be lost via respiration, and at increasing light levels uptake of inorganic carbon increased linearly, saturated (mean Ik = 358±30 ?Ein m -2 s -1), and frequently showed inhibition at the highest light intensities. At 0% light NH 4+ uptake was significantly greater than zero and was frequently equivalent to uptake in the light (light independent); at increasing light levels NH 4+ uptake saturated (mean Ik = 172±44 ?Ein m -2 s -1) and frequently indicated strong inhibition. Light-saturated uptake rates of inorganic carbon and NH 4+ were a function of chlorophyll a ( r2 = 0·7-0·9); average assimilation numbers were 625 nmol CO 2 (?g chl. a) -1 h -1 and 12·9 nmol NH 4+ (?g chl. a) -1 h -1 and were positively correlated with temperature ( r2 = 0·3-0·7). The ratio of dark to light-saturated NH 4+ uptake tended to be near 1·0 for large algal populations at low NH 4+ concentrations, indicating near light independence of uptake; whereas the ratio was lower for the opposite conditions. These data are interpreted as indicative of nitrogen stress, and it is suggested that uptake of NH 4+ deep in the euphotic zone and at night are mechanisms for balancing the C:N of cellular pools. A 24-h study using summed short-term incubations confirmed this; the cumulative C:N of CO 2 and NH 4+ uptake during the daylight period was 10-20, whereas over the 24-h period the ratio was 6 due to dark NH 4+ uptake. Annual carbon and nitrogen primary productivity were respectively estimated as 24 and 4·0 mol m -2 year -1 for the South River estuary, 42 and 7·3 mol m -2 year -1 for the Neuse River estuary, and 9·6 and 1·6 mol m -2 year -1 for the Newport River estuary.

Fisher, T. R.; Carlson, P. R.; Barber, R. T.

1982-12-01

9

Sediment quality of North Carolina estuaries: an integrative assessment of sediment contamination, toxicity, and condition of benthic fauna  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sediment quality of North Carolina estuaries was evaluated using synoptic data on sediment chemistry, toxicity, and macroinfaunal community structure from 175 subtidal stations sampled during the summers of 1994–1997. The study area included Currituck, Albemarle, and Pamlico Sounds; estuarine portions of major rivers (e.g., Chowan, Roanoke, Tar-Pamlico, Neuse, New, Cape Fear); and numerous smaller tributaries and coastal embayments between the

J. L. Hyland; W. L. Balthis; C. T. Hackney; M. Posey

2000-01-01

10

Water-quality data from continuously monitored sites in the Pamlico and Neuse River estuaries, North Carolina, 1991-92  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Water-quality measurements were made at six sites in or near North Carolina?s Pamlico River estuary and at five sites in or near the Neuse River estuary. Measurements taken at 15-minute intervals included near-surface and near-bottom specific conductance; near-surface water temperature; and near-surface, mid-depth, and near-bottom dissolved-oxygen concentrations. In the Pamlico River estuary, salinities generally ranged from less than 0.1 to 20 parts per thousand during the period October 1991 through September 1992. Recorded water temperatures in the Pamlico River were between 3.5 and 33 degrees Celsius during the measurement period. Dissolved-oxygen concentrations ranged from less than 1 to 23 milligrams per liter. In the Neuse River estuary, salinities ranged from 0.3 to 27 parts per thousand between October 1991 and September 1992. During the same period, recorded water temperatures in this estuary were between 4 and 34 degrees Celsius. Dissolved-oxygen concentrations ranged from less than 1 to greater than 22 milligrams per liter. Daily mean values of salinity; water temperature; dissolved-oxygen concentrations; and dissolved oxygen, percent saturation, are presented in tables and graphs. Five-day mean values of water temperature and dissolved-oxygen concentrations for day and night conditions also are presented in tables. Data are presented illustrating the vertical distribution of selected constituents at each site for selected dates.

Garrett, R. G.

1994-01-01

11

Porewater advection of ammonium into the Neuse River Estuary, North Carolina, USA  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Radon-222 ( 222Rn) and ammonium (NH 4+) were measured in interstitial water of the Neuse River Estuary (NRE), North Carolina, USA to determine the advective flux of NH 4+ from sediments to the overlying water column. Porewater samples were collected over an annual cycle from multi-level piezometers installed in nearshore sites. NH 4+ concentrations in sandy environments of the NRE were 10-fold higher than concentrations in the overlying water column. Shallow porewaters exhibited seasonal variations in NH 4+ concentrations, which resulted in temporal changes in NH 4+ flux from the sediment. Submarine groundwater discharge (SGD) was measured indirectly by using 222Rn as a tracer and directly via seepage meters. Discharge rates were variable depending upon the sampling location and season. The mean SGD was 9.1 ± 1.5 cm d -1 with a maximum SGD during spring at a rate of 13.6 cm d -1 based on 222Rn porewater distribution. High porewater NH 4+ concentrations in sandy nearshore sediments contributed NH 4+ to the overlying water via groundwater discharge as an advective process. The overall mean NH 4+ flux was 11.2 ± 2.0 mmol NH 4+ m -2 d -1. Seasonal trends in groundwater seepage rates and NH 4+ concentration suggest that groundwater is an important mechanism advecting nutrients from porewaters to surface waters, which is comparable to riverine NH 4+ discharge. SGD N:P ratios (NH 4+ as N) were >16:1, indicating that SGD is an important contributor of inorganic N for phytoplankton growth and may influence the NRE toward a less N-limited system. The data from this study will advance current understanding about the role of NH 4+ in the progressive eutrophication of shallow estuarine ecosystems.

Null, Kimberly A.; Corbett, D. Reide; DeMaster, David J.; Burkholder, JoAnn M.; Thomas, Carrie J.; Reed, Robert E.

2011-12-01

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)

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.

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

2010-12-01

13

Water-quality data from continuously monitored sites in the Pamlico and Neuse River estuaries, North Carolina, 1990-91  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Water quality measurements were made at six sites in or near North Carolina's Pamlico River estuary and at five sites in or near the Neuse River estuary. Measurements taken at 15-minute intervals included near-surface and near-bottom specific conductance; near-surface water temperature; and near-surface, mid-depth, and near-bottom dissolved-oxygen concentrations. In the Pamlico River estuary, salinities generally ranged from near zero to about 20 parts per thousand during the period April 1989 through September 1991; however, unnaturally high salinities (up to about 51 parts per thousand) were observed at one site on July 11, 1990. Recorded water temperatures in the Pamlico River were between 0 and 33 degrees Celsius during the measurement period. Dissolved-oxygen concentrations ranged from less than 1 to 20 milligrams per liter. In the Neuse River estuary, salinities ranged from less than 0.1 to nearly 33 parts per thousand between May 1989 and September 1991. During the same period, recorded water temperatures in this estuary were between 0 and 33 degrees Celsius. Dissolved-oxygen concentrations ranged from less than 1 to 21 milligrams per liter. Instantaneous values for selected periods are summarized in a series of box plots. Daily mean values of salinity, water temperature, dissolved-oxygen concentrations, and dissolved oxygen, percent saturation, are presented in tables and graphs, as are 5-day mean values for day and night conditions. This is the second in a series of reports summarizing water quality data obtained from these continuously monitored sites.

Garrett, Ronald G.

1992-01-01

14

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...

15

A DESCRIPTION OF YOUNG ATLANTIC MENHADEN, Brevoortia tyrannus, IN THE WHITE OAK RIVER ESTUARY, NORTH CAROLINA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Atlantic menhaden exhibit three different stages-larva, prejuvenile, and juvenile--during their stay in the estuary. For specimens collected from the White Oak River estuary, N.C., the length-weight rela­ tion was loge Y = -8.J.104 + 3.6050 (loge X) for larvae, loge Y = -16.9638 + 6.3083 (loge X) for prejuveniles, and loge Y = -5.2298 + 3.1452 (loge X) for juveniles,

ROBERT M. LEWIS; E. PETER H. WILKENS

16

Wildflowers of North Carolina  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a photographic collection of wildflowers of North Carolina taken by Dr. Daniel Plyler of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. The index page links to high-quality JPEG images of the flowers.

Plyler, Daniel

2007-02-17

17

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...

18

Spawning time and recruitment dynamics of larval Atlantic menhaden, Brevoortia tyrannus, into a North Carolina estuary  

Microsoft Academic Search

TheAtlantic menhaden, Brevoortia tyrannus, is a commercially impor­ tant clupeid that ranges on the east coast ofthe United States from the Gulf of Maine to the central coast of Florida. Tagging studies have shown that this species makes ex­ tensive seasona\\\\migrations north­ ward along the coast in spring and southward in fall and winter (Dryfoos et aI., 1973; Nicholson, 1978).

19

Learn North Carolina  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Learn North Carolina is a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education providing Internet resources to improve K-12 education in North Carolina. The resources include articles on educational practices and professional development, a section called LEARNing Illuminations offering "multimedia explorations of educational practices, using video, audio, text, and images to take you from theory to practice in innovative ways of teaching," and lesson plans and WebQuests created by North Carolina educators and partner organizations. Many of the resources are correlated to specific goals and objectives of the North Carolina Standard Course of Study, which are also linked to from this website. Other resources relating to issues of interest to beginning teachers and for students, such as online courses and tools, tutorials, articles, and reference materials for making better use of the Web, are also available.

20

North Carolina Architects & Builders  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Kendall B. Waitt, Dave Dickinson, and Hill C. Linthicum are just a few of the notable architects profiled in this biographical dictionary created by the North Carolina State University Libraries. The site serves as a digital companion to the 1990 book "Architects and Builders in North Carolina: A History of the Practices of Building". As a whole, this site is a "growing reference work that contains brief biographical accounts, building lists, and bibliographical information about architects, builders, and other artisans who planned and built North Carolina's architecture." Currently, the site contains several hundred profiles, and by the time the project is finished, there will be around 500 to 600 entries on this site. The homepage contains sample entries, a "Notable Quotes" area, and a search engine prefaced with the words "Start Exploring". Visitors can also use the "Building Index" to learn who built any number of prominent and lesser-known buildings in the Tar Heel State.

21

Graduate Students Serve North Carolina  

E-print Network

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill #12;TABLE OF2007 GEAB Impact Award Winners Education p.1 Capital Punishment and Southern Culture in 20th-Century North Carolina -- Seth Kotch p.1 Reducing Recidivism

Crews, Stephen

22

Graduate Students Serve North Carolina  

E-print Network

.3 Striving for Equity in Criminal Justice: An Analysis in the Variability of Bail Bonds in the Tenth Judicial District of North Carolina -- Johanna Foster p.3 Immigration and Crime in North Carolina: Beyond

Crews, Stephen

23

North Carolina and SREB  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009

2009-01-01

24

North Carolina A & T  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Physlet problems listed here were contributed by Aaron Titus of North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, NC. They are mostly in the areas of kinematics and dynamics and are used during lecture as visualization tools and Peer Instruction type questions to promote interaction.

Christian, Wolfgang; Belloni, Mario

2008-02-19

25

Water-quality data from continuously monitored sites in the Pamlico and Neuse River estuaries, North Carolina, 1989-90  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Beginning in April 1989, water quality measurements were made at six sites in or near Pamlico River estuary and at five sites in or near the Neuse River estuary. Measurements taken at 15-minute intervals included near-surface and near-bottom specific conductance; near-surface water temperature; and near-surface, mid-depth, and near-bottom dissolved-oxygen concentrations. Water-quality data obtained from continuously-monitored sites in the Pamlico River estuary and the Neuse River estuary are presented for the period April 1989 through September 1990. Instantaneous values for selected periods are summarized in a series of box plots. Instantaneous maximum and minimum values are also tabulated. Daily mean values of salinity, water temperature, and dissolved-oxygen concentrations for the entire period are presented in tables and graphs.

Garrett, Ronald G.; Bales, Jerad

1991-01-01

26

'Carolina' Session: Status of Alligatorweed Control in North Carolina.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report reviews the attempts to establish biological control suppressants of alligatorweed in North Carolina and presents preliminary findings of a cooperative effort between North Carolina State University (NCSU) and the North Carolina Department of ...

K. A. Langeland, C. A. Nalepa, K. G. Wilson

1984-01-01

27

North Carolina Humanities Council  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created in 1972, the North Carolina Humanities Council is a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities that works to make the humanities "a cornerstone of public life." The Council's bright and well-designed website contains information about grant-making initiatives, upcoming events and talks, and publications as well as a gallery of images. First-time visitors may want to start by browsing through the latest issues of "North Carolina Conversations," found under Publications. One recent issue included a profile of downtown Greensboro, a short story by John York, and information on traveling folklife exhibits. The Programs area contains vibrant information on the Council's "Road Scholars" initiative, which brings speakers to audiences around the state. Also, this area contains the "Museum on Main Street," which provides information on the traveling exhibit jointly sponsored by the Council and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition. The Publications area contains the Council's annual reports and its newsletter, "Crossroads"

28

Preservation North Carolina  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Preservation North Carolina was created in 1939, and works to promote and protect the buildings and landscape of the Tarheel State. The organization has five regional offices across the state and visitors can learn about their ambitious mission and work on this well-designed site. Here visitors can make their way through Events, In the News, and Features. This last area offers visitors insights into recent projects completed by the organization, along with instructive lessons for others involved in historic preservation, architecture, and urban design projects. The Get Answers area is a real gem, as it contains answers to questions like "How do I repair my old house?" "How can I protect my neighborhood?" and "Is preservation good for the environment?"

2013-01-01

29

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...North Carolina and South Carolina; Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, North Carolina-South Carolina; Notice of Completeness...stop sanctions clocks associated with the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill North Carolina, South Carolina 1997 8-hour ozone...

2010-08-24

30

Graduate Students Serve North Carolina  

E-print Network

photos by Will Owens, unless noted Design by Blue Frog Design, L.L.C. Writing assistance by Maggie De of African American English -- Jennifer Renn p.3 Suicide, Divorce, and Debt in Civil War Era North Carolina

Crews, Stephen

31

46 CFR 15.1050 - North Carolina.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false North Carolina. 15.1050 Section 15.1050...Vessels in Foreign Trade § 15.1050 North Carolina. (a) The following navigable...of the United States within the State of North Carolina when the vessel is...

2010-10-01

32

Anguilliform larvae collected off North Carolina  

USGS Publications Warehouse

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.

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

2007-01-01

33

Eastern North Carolina Digital Library  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Back in 2003, the North Carolina History and Fiction Digital Library was started and the first year was quite a success. The project began with the digitizing of 200 texts pertaining to the history of 29 eastern North Carolina counties. Over the past few years, in partnership with the Historic Hope Foundation, Tobacco Farm Life Museum, the Country Doctor Museum, and members of ECU's College of Education, the Digital Library has greatly expanded its collection. Today the project is known as the Eastern North Carolina Digital Library and visitors with an interest in the region will find much to enjoy here. The materials can be browsed by title, author, subject, county, artifacts, maps, or by the classroom heading. This last option is crucial, as it includes lesson plans and activities. The Podcasts area is a real treat, as it features conversations about objects from the Hope Plantation and the Country Doctor Museum. In the documents area, visitors would do well to start their journey by reading "An Account of the Cape Fear Country, 1731" which is a dramatic and descriptive narrative for the ages.

2006-01-01

34

NC State Profile. North Carolina: North Carolina End-of-Course Exams  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper provides information about North Carolina End-of-Course Exams. The North Carolina End-of-Course Assessments were developed for two purposes: (1) To provide accurate measurement of individual student knowledge and skills specified in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study; and (2) To provide accurate measurement of the knowledge and…

Center on Education Policy, 2010

2010-01-01

35

Venomous Snakes of North Carolina  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences offers this downloadable guide to the state's six species of venomous snakes. This well-illustrated 19-page guide includes an identification key, natural history and conservation information for each species, and a small sidebar on snakebite treatment -- particularly handy if you have trouble with the identification key when next in snake habitat. The information presented in this guide reflects the Museum's specimen collection and snake distribution records, as well as data from 50 other herpetological collections. The guide also lists related print resources and Web sites.

36

Peat Deposits of the Carolina Bays of North Carolina.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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 pea...

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

1983-01-01

37

30 CFR 933.700 - North Carolina Federal program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false North Carolina Federal program. 933.700 Section...OF SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS WITHIN EACH STATE NORTH CAROLINA § 933.700 North Carolina Federal program. (a) This part...

2010-07-01

38

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...RIN 1625-ZA30 Reorganization of Sector North Carolina; Technical Amendment AGENCY...Coast Guard's reorganization of Sector North Carolina. The amendments describe the boundaries of Sector North Carolina's Marine Inspection Zone...

2011-05-09

39

North Carolina Children and Youth Fitness Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses results from the North Carolina Children and Youth Fitness Study as they relate to national fitness norms, addresses questions concerning youth fitness levels at state and national levels, encourages states to organize similar statewide studies, and compares results from North Carolina's fitness testing with Healthy People 2000 fitness…

Davis, Kathryn L.; And Others

1994-01-01

40

Lichen Checklist for North Carolina, USA  

Microsoft Academic Search

A checklist of lichens from a thorough literature review of both printed and online resources covering North Carolina, USA is presented. This list contains over 600 taxa from the state. While preparing a report for an herbaria review I had conducted for lichens of the Piedmont of North Carolina, I found it necessary to compile a checklist for the state

Gary B. Perlmutter

41

North Carolina Standard Course of Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

North Carolina first established a Standard Course of Study in 1898. The "North Carolina Standard Course of Study" provides every content area a set of competencies for each grade and high school course. Its intent is to ensure rigorous student academic performance standards that are uniform across the state. It includes the subject or skills…

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2004

2004-01-01

42

University Of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  

E-print Network

compiled from student surveys and partner university website. Accommodation On campus accommodationUniversity Of North Carolina at Chapel Hill North Carolina, USA www.unc.edu Number of places available: LOW Fast facts Language of instruction: English Number of students enrolled: 29,278 Number

Hopkins, Gail

43

A daylit school in North Carolina  

SciTech Connect

This article describes a school in North Carolina in which architects used daylighting design to reduce costs and improve the learning and working environment. Topics covered include the following: Energy use in North Carolina schools; integrated solar design; lighting controls and mechanical systems; energy performance; a healthier, more productive environment; more money for education; a common sense model. 1 tab.

Thayer, B.M.

1995-11-01

44

North Carolina School Nurse Leadership Institute  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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,…

Guttu, Martha

2007-01-01

45

SHINING ROCK WILDERNESS, NORTH CAROLINA.  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The Shining Rock Wilderness, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Haywood County, North Carolina, is underlain by complexly folded mica gneiss and schist of Precambrian age. A mineral-resource survey determined that two commodities, quartz as a source of silica (SiO//2) and gneiss and schist suitable for common building stone and crushed rock, are present in large quantities. Demonstrated resources of silica occur at Shining Rock Mountain and small amounts of sheet muscovite (mica) and scrap mica are present at about 10 localities. Until deep drilling is done to test the results of the seismic studies, no estimate of the potential for gas can be made, but the presence of gas cannot be totally discounted.

Lesure, Frank G.; Dunn, Maynard L., Jr.

1984-01-01

46

76 FR 24554 - North Carolina Disaster Number NC-00033  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Declaration 12530 and 12531] North Carolina Disaster Number NC-00033 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION...Only): North Carolina: Beaufort, Camden, Dare, Gates, Lenoir, Pamlico, Richmond, Scotland. South Carolina: Dillon,...

2011-05-02

47

Eastern North Carolina: An Education Atlas.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To provide school systems, organizations, and individuals interested in improving rural education with current information on local conditions, the Rural Education Institute of East Carolina University has compiled demographic and educational data on 41 eastern North Carolina counties into this educational atlas. The 32 maps show the 41 counties…

Wilms, Douglas C.

48

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY SPRING COMMENCEMENT  

E-print Network

AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING Graduation Ceremony and Distribution of Diplomas Harris Field North Carolina State Margaret Amstutz (C) Jonathan Matthew Barnes Cum Laude Patrick Wayne Behan Cum Laude Jonathan Charles

Velev, Orlin D.

49

A healthier economy for North Carolina.  

PubMed

There is solid empirical evidence for a positive relationship between economic development and health outcomes. A successful strategy for promoting economic growth in North Carolina would include reforms of the state's education, infrastructure, tax, and regulatory policies. PMID:23189437

Hood, John

2012-01-01

50

50 CFR 32.52 - North Carolina.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SYSTEM HUNTING AND FISHING Refuge-Specific Regulations for Hunting and Fishing § 32.52 North Carolina...following refuge units have been opened to hunting and/or fishing, and are listed in...

2012-10-01

51

50 CFR 32.52 - North Carolina.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SYSTEM HUNTING AND FISHING Refuge-Specific Regulations for Hunting and Fishing § 32.52 North Carolina...following refuge units have been opened to hunting and/or fishing, and are listed in...

2013-10-01

52

50 CFR 32.52 - North Carolina.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SYSTEM HUNTING AND FISHING Refuge-Specific Regulations for Hunting and Fishing § 32.52 North Carolina...following refuge units have been opened to hunting and/or fishing, and are listed in...

2011-10-01

53

THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA CHAPEL HILL  

E-print Network

THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL School of Information and Library Science Phone of Information and Library Science CB 3360 Manning Hall Dear Dean Marshall: Thank you for meeting with me last

Newby, Gregory B.

54

INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT FOR NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOLS  

E-print Network

INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT FOR NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOLS Department of Crop Science #12;Distributed, Extension Associate, Urban IPM Michael Linker, IPM Coordinator, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences ............................................................................................................. 3 Part One. What Is Integrated Pest Management?...........................................4 Part Two

55

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, North Carolina ozone attainment...Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, North Carolina-South Carolina 1997 8-hour...Townships) Counties in North Carolina; and a portion of York County in South Carolina. This...

2012-05-04

56

77 FR 26441 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina; Charlotte; Ozone 2002 Base...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, North Carolina ozone attainment...Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, North Carolina-South Carolina 1997 8-hour...Townships) Counties in North Carolina; and a portion of York County in South Carolina. This...

2012-05-04

57

North Carolina Maps: Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Geographers, historians, and urban planners all enjoy the fantastic Sanborn maps, which were produced from 1867 to 1977 by the Sanborn Company of Pelham, New York. Each map offers a snapshot of the built environment the town or city it covers, complete with information about fire alarms, water mains, sidewalks, frontage, and a host of other germane details that could be used for insurance purposes. The maps here cover the state of North Carolina, thanks to a collaboration by the North Carolina State Archives, the Outer Banks History Center, and the University Library at UNC-Chapel Hill. The project includes original, printed maps of North Carolina published prior to 1923. Visitors can browse the maps by city or county, and they shouldn't miss the Interactive area. This brilliant feature allows visitors to overlay the historic Sanborn maps with current Google Maps to see the evolution of populated areas over time. [KMG

58

The Consequences of the University of North Carolina's Consent Decree.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses components of the University of North Carolina's consent decree, and holds that the "remedies" proposed therein actually will prevent the achievement of equal educational opportunity in North Carolina. (GC)

Dentler, Robert A.; And Others

1982-01-01

59

76 FR 55722 - North Carolina Disaster # NC-00036  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Declaration 12774 and 12775] North Carolina Disaster NC-00036 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION...Economic Injury Loans Only): North Carolina: Currituck, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Onslow, Pitt, Washington. The Interest Rates...

2011-09-08

60

Demographics of Black Vultures in North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

Understanding the contributions of vital rates to species population growth is critical to developing new management protocols. We constructed a model population for black vultures (Coragyps atratus) in North Carolina, USA, based on demographic data from a 14-year study. The model population was similar in stage structure to the reference population, and adult survival was the primary contributor to the

Bradley F. Blackwell; Michael L. Avery; Bryan D. Watts; Martin S. Lowney

2007-01-01

61

RCP Local School Projects in North Carolina.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of 6 state reports prepared in cooperation with the Regional Curriculum Project, the document discusses 4 major educational programs conducted in North Carolina since 1965. "The Story of Merger and Educational Change in Moore County" is a report relating to school redistricting; "The Mathematics Project in Greensboro" describes an innovative…

Regional Curriculum Project, Atlanta, GA.

62

State Teacher Policy Yearbook, 2009. North Carolina  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This North Carolina edition of the National Council on Teacher Quality's (NCTQ's) 2009 "State Teacher Policy Yearbook" is the third annual look at state policies impacting the teaching profession. It is hoped that this report will help focus attention on areas where state policymakers can make changes that will have a positive impact on teacher…

National Council on Teacher Quality, 2009

2009-01-01

63

University of North Carolina Department of Geography  

E-print Network

University of North Carolina Department of Geography GEOGRAPHY 814 Fall 2011 Advanced Reading Seminar in Geography -- Contemporary Geographical Concepts M 3.30-6.00pm DEY 403 John Pickles Office Hours oriented reading seminar focused on key concepts and debates in Geography and drawing on geographical texts

Doyle, Martin

64

University of North Carolina Department of Geography  

E-print Network

University of North Carolina Department of Geography Spring 2010 Geographic Thought: Seminar in the History and Philosophy of Geography TR 4.00-6.30, 526A Greenlaw John Pickles Office Hours: Tuesday 2 the different bodies of thought which have shaped the character of geography from the late 19th Century

Doyle, Martin

65

North Carolina: Statewide Automation and Connectivity Efforts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes statewide information automation and connectivity efforts in North Carolina. Highlights include Triangle Research Libraries Network Document Delivery System; cooperative networking projects; public library connectivity to the state library; rural access projects; community college automation; K-12 technology plans; electronic government…

Christian, Elaine J., Ed.

1996-01-01

66

Undergraduate Psychology Curricula in North Carolina.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the catalog descriptions of 42 undergraduate psychology programs in North Carolina. Reveals that minimum introductory and methodological requirements consists of one-term introductory, statistics, and experimental design courses. A required integrated experience was most often a history and systems course or senior seminar. This is…

Messer, Wayne S.

1997-01-01

67

A Profile of Anson County, North Carolina.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.…

Farr, M. Gaston; And Others

68

Utilization of ERTS-1 data in North Carolina  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

Welby, C. W. (principal investigator); Lammi, J. O.; Carson, R. J., III

1973-01-01

69

Arsenic in North Carolina: public health implications.  

PubMed

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 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 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, 7712 showed detectable arsenic concentrations that ranged between 1 and 806?g/L. Additionally, 1436 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

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

2012-01-01

70

Arsenic in North Carolina: Public Health Implications  

PubMed Central

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 ?g/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

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

2012-01-01

71

Estuary Live!!!  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Intended for elementary, middle, and high school students, this electronic estuary excursion, Estuary Live!!!, will take place May 8-12, 2000. Free to participants (but please sign up in advance), the field trip will explore the Rachel Carson Site of the North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve, covering four islands and salt marshes off the North Carolina coast. The site features useful educational materials, including a photo-illustrated field guide (of the "ecology, habitats and specific plants and animals found in North Carolina's estuaries"); lesson plans (covering highschool biology, estuary habitats, species interactions, and adaptations and communities); and a series of related links. The interactive field trip will require a java-enabled browser, RealVideo (to see a moving image and hear sound), and/or Chatvideo, to see a moving image, ask questions of the naturalist leading the trip, and receive responses via a chat window. Note that ChatVideo requires Netscape 4.0 or better and will not work with AOL or Internet Explorer, and pages "look best" on a screen with resolution of 800x600. The Estuary Live!!! Website is provided by the North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve Program, and The Center for Science, Mathematics and Technology Education at East Carolina University.

72

Distribution of Juncus roemerianus in North Carolina tidal marshes: The importance of physical and biotic variables  

Microsoft Academic Search

The physical habitat ofJuncus roemerianus was examined at nine sites along a salinity gradient in the Cape Fear River Estuary, North Carolina. Soil salinity, drainage,\\u000a redox potential, pH, elevation, percent sand, percent organic matter, and above-ground plant biomass and height were measured\\u000a at each site, and from these data, the habitat ofJuncus roemerianus was determined. All parameters varied over the

Lynn Stemmy Woerner; Courtney T. Hackney

1997-01-01

73

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina; 110(a)(1) and (2) Infrastructure...submission, submitted by the State of North Carolina, through the Department of Environment...referred to as an ``infrastructure'' SIP. North Carolina certified that the North...

2012-02-06

74

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

EPA Science Inventory

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...

75

Minerals yearbook, 1991: North Carolina. Annual report  

SciTech Connect

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.

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

1993-05-01

76

Optics professional development in North Carolina  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2010-08-01

77

Smoky Air over North Carolina and Virginia  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This photograph taken from the Space Shuttle Discovery was taken at a slightly oblique look angle to better view air pollution and other atmospheric features. The photograph was taken with the Shuttle in a position over the Atlantic Ocean looking back toward the North Carolina and Virginia coast. The astronauts used a 35 mm camera and standard color film. The section of coast shown stretches from the Delmarva Peninsula on the right to beyond Charleston, South Carolina on the left. On October 23, 2000, high pressure centered over the northeastern U.S. had created a capping inversion for aerosols. Forest fire smoke and industrial air pollution accumulated under the inversion. The inversion pattern is stronger inland, and the aerosols are being banked against the Piedmont. Relatively clearer air is flowing from the ocean over the Carolina coastal plain. Small smoke plumes from individual fires can also be seen on the ground stretching from central Virginia to Raleigh, NC. Image provided by the Earth Science and Image Analysis Laboratory, Johnson Space Center

2002-01-01

78

77 FR 62159 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina Portion of the Charlotte...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Portion of the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, North Carolina-North Carolina...the bi-state Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill 1997 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. The Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, North Carolina- South...

2012-10-12

79

77 FR 69440 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; North Carolina Sales Tax Certification  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Submission for OMB Review; North Carolina Sales Tax Certification AGENCIES: Department of Defense...requirement concerning North Carolina sales tax certification. A notice was published in...Collection 9000- 0059, North Carolina Sales Tax Certification, by any of the...

2012-11-19

80

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Information Collection; North Carolina Sales Tax Certification AGENCY: Department of Defense...requirement concerning North Carolina sales tax certification. Public comments are particularly...Collection 9000- 0059, North Carolina Sales Tax Certification, by any of the...

2012-07-23

81

Estimated depth to water, North Carolina  

USGS Publications Warehouse

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.

Eimers, Jo Leslie; Terziotti, Silvia; Giorgino, Mary J.

2001-01-01

82

Teacher Salary Bonuses in North Carolina. Research Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

National Center on Performance Incentives, 2008

2008-01-01

83

Trends in Infant Mortality, North Carolina: 1940 to 1970.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents data analyzed by county and multicounty planning region which indicate that North Carolina's infant mortality rate has declined by 59 percent since 1940. (In 1940, approximately 58 infants for every 1,000 live births died in North Carolina before their first birthday.) This reduction in infant deaths is comparable to that…

Brannon, Yevonne S.; Clifford, William B.

84

Neuse River Basin, North Carolina Ecosystem Restoration Project  

E-print Network

Neuse River Basin, North Carolina Ecosystem Restoration Project 5 October 2012 ABSTRACT: The study area encompasses the Neuse River Basin, the third-largest river basin in North Carolina. The Basin. The study investigated the quality of the overall Neuse River Basin ecosystem and the level of flood risk

US Army Corps of Engineers

85

Smart Start's Impact on North Carolina's Children, Families, & Communities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Smart Start is North Carolina's model early childhood initiative to help all North Carolina children enter school healthy and prepared for success. Serving all 100 counties in the state, Smart Start's services include child care subsidies and health and family support services. This report describes the program, focusing on its impact on the…

North Carolina Partnership for Children, Raleigh.

86

The Status of GIS Education in North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research considers the availability of GIS education at sixteen member institutions of the University of North Carolina (UNC) system, thirty seven private institutions and fifty-eight community colleges in North Carolina. Research of institutional web sites, direct e-mail, and telephone inquires were used to develop a database of GIS courses and degrees and departments that offer them. The authors were

Kelvin Raiford; Rakesh Malhotra; Gordana Vlahovic

87

Familial and Other Relationships in Criminal Homicide in North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

Analyses of 985 criminal homicide offenders and their victims in North Carolina are presented. Typical patterns of intrafamilial homicide are compared with extrafamilial killings. The most usual victims of intrafamilial murder and their offenders are identified, and the relationships between offenders and victims are analyzed by age, sex, and race. Data were obtained from two main sources: the North Carolina

STUART PALMER; JOHN A. HUMPHREY

1982-01-01

88

Subgroup Achievement and Gap Trends: North Carolina, 2010  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Center on Education Policy, 2010

2010-01-01

89

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction InfoWeb  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction is pleased to announce the DPI InfoWeb. This Internet-based information service utilizes the World Wide Web to provide essential information about education to the teachers, administrators, and citizens of North Carolina -- and all else who wish to browse.

90

North Carolina Building Science Industry Focus Group Workshop Report  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC) provides this report from the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association on the status of the building science industry in North Carolina. Users must download this resource for viewing, which requires a free log-in. There is no cost to download the item.

2011-03-17

91

U. of North Carolina Chooses Slow and Steady Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.…

Carnevale, Dan

2007-01-01

92

College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences North Carolina State University  

E-print Network

1 College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Bylaws North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina December 4, 2003 #12;2 I. ROLE AND MISSION OF THE COLLEGE OF PHYSICAL AND MATHEMATICAL.................................................................12 #12;3 I. ROLE AND MISSION OF THE COLLEGE OF PHYSICAL AND MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES The mission

Parker, Matthew D. Brown

93

33 CFR 3.25-20 - Sector North Carolina Marine Inspection Zone and Captain of the Port Zone.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Georgia boundary and then to the South Carolina boundary; thence easterly along the North Carolina-South Carolina boundary on the sea...offshore boundary starts at the North Carolina-South Carolina border and...

2011-07-01

94

Solar energy climatology of North Carolina  

SciTech Connect

A solar energy climatology for North Carolina was developed using radiation data from the six SOLMET stations in the state. The climatology provides information needed to design solar powered space and water heating systems, and evaluate their performance. It specifies the distribution of montly average daily total radiatrion on a horizontal surface, relationships between radiation and temperature for an average heating season, and the variability of radiation within a season. The main features of the solar energy climatology can be explained by the synoptic climatology of the area. The absolute values of the SOLMET radiation data are questionable, although they are acceptable for system design purposes. Results are presented graphically, allowing the climatology to be easily related to system performance. Examples of the relationship are given for a typical active space and water heating system, using the F-chart method to calculate performance.

Robinson, P.J.; Easterling, W.E.

1982-11-01

95

Evaluating the Effect of Bottom Trawls in Pamlico River, North Carolina  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The objective of this study is to evaluate and quantify the amount of sediment resuspension on shallow estuarine systems, with specific comparisons between natural and trawling-induced events. This aids in the assessment of water quality and sediment processes on a specific coastal system of North Carolina, providing a basis for future studies on other shallow estuarine ecosystems. Categorizing these sediment processes into distinct individual units (e.g. natural vs. anthropogenic) is an important component toward fully realizing proper management of our coastal habitats. Heavy trawling activity along North Carolina s coast is one of the major obstacles in management plans. Therefore, it is imperative to quantify the effects of trawling to gain a more specific understanding of the human impact on estuaries.

Corbett, D. Reide; West, Terry; Clough, Lisa; Frank, James; Calfee, Worth

2003-01-01

96

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Portion of the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, North Carolina-South Carolina...the bi-state Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill 1997 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. The Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, North Carolina-South...

2012-10-12

97

Facing Controversy: Struggling with Capital Punishment in North Carolina  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Drawn from the collections in Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, this website presents a "digital exhibit of a selection of primary source materials that document many of the controversies surrounding the death penalty in North Carolina." The goal of the collection is to present materials that will enable students, teachers, researchers, and the public to view primary sources that will help them explore the history of the death penalty in North Carolina. In addition to the primary sources provided here, the site also provides accompanying texts, timelines, biographies, and a research guide for those who wish to continue to pursue this controversial and important topic.

98

Shaping oral health care in North Carolina with East Carolina University's community service learning centers.  

PubMed

East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine is responding to the changes in today's health care system by implementing an innovative model of community-based dental education that prepares tomorrow's dentists to meet North Carolina's future oral health challenges while also providing much-needed care in many underserved areas. PMID:24487758

Chadwick, D Gregory; Wilson, Margaret B; Anderson, Carol F

2014-01-01

99

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina: Approval of Rocky Mount Motor...final action to approve a revision to the North Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP...on February 7, 2011, by the State of North Carolina, through the North Carolina...

2012-09-27

100

Peat Resources of North Carolina. Quarterly Progress Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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...

R. L. Ingram, L. J. Otte

1980-01-01

101

Peat Resources of North Carolina. Quarterly Progress Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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...

R. L. Ingram, L. J. Otte

1980-01-01

102

CONSIDERING SHALE GAS EXTRACTION IN NORTH CAROLINA: LESSONS FROM OTHER  

E-print Network

257 CONSIDERING SHALE GAS EXTRACTION IN NORTH CAROLINA: LESSONS FROM OTHER STATES SARAH K. ADAIR Carolina Geological Survey (NCGS) announced the existence of shale gas underlying the Deep and Dan River and the state legislature began to consider policy changes that would be necessary to develop the shale gas

Jackson, Robert B.

103

78 FR 53467 - John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System; Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Creek and several small unnamed streams. The seaward boundary of the excluded...River, and several small unnamed streams. H01: NORTH BETHANY BEACH UNIT...channel migration of an unnamed stream. South Carolina The Service's...

2013-08-29

104

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

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

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

105

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

106

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

107

75 FR 65389 - North Carolina Disaster #NC-00030  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Declaration 12353 and 12354] North Carolina Disaster NC-00030 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION...Carteret, Chowan, Dare, Duplin, Gates, Halifax, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pender, Pitt,...

2010-10-22

108

76 FR 56860 - North Carolina Disaster #NC-00037  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Declaration 12790 and 12791] North Carolina Disaster NC-00037 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION...Craven, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Halifax, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Tyrrell,...

2011-09-14

109

30 CFR 933.700 - North Carolina Federal program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...demonstrates in the application that: (1) Such variance is necessary because of the unique nature of North Carolina's terrain, climate, biological, chemical, or other relevant physical conditions; and (2) the proposed alternative will achieve equal...

2013-07-01

110

75 FR 6737 - North Carolina Disaster # NC-00023  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only 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...

2010-02-10

111

75 FR 11582 - North Carolina Disaster #NC-00023  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only 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...

2010-03-11

112

78 FR 42148 - North Carolina Disaster #NC-00052  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the State of North Carolina dated 07/09/2013. Incident: Severe weather, extreme wind and rain. Incident Period: 06/13/2013. Effective Date: 07/09/2013. Physical Loan...

2013-07-15

113

Survey of veterinarians' perceptions of borreliosis in North Carolina.  

PubMed

OBJECTIVE--To evaluate the practices and perceptions of veterinarians in North Carolina regarding borreliosis in dogs in various geographic regions of the state. DESIGN--Cross-sectional survey. SAMPLE--Data from 208 completed surveys. PROCEDURES--Surveys were distributed to veterinary clinics throughout North Carolina. Descriptive statistics were used to summarize perceptions pertaining to borreliosis among dogs in North Carolina. RESULts--A significantly higher proportion of responding veterinarians believed that borreliosis was endemic in the coastal (67.2%) and Piedmont (60.9%) areas of North Carolina, compared with more western regions (37.5%). The 3 variables found to be significantly different between the northern and southern regions of the state were the estimated number of borreliosis cases diagnosed by each responding veterinary clinic during the past year, the perception of borreliosis endemicity, and the perceptions related to the likelihood of a dog acquiring borreliosis in the state. CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL RELEVANCE--Veterinarians' perception of the risk of borreliosis in North Carolina was consistent with recent scientific reports pertaining to geographic expansion of borreliosis in the state. As knowledge of the epidemiological features of borreliosis in North Carolina continues to evolve, veterinarians should promote routine screening of dogs for Borrelia burgdorferi exposure as a simple, inexpensive form of surveillance that can be used to better educate their clients on the threat of transmission of borreliosis in this transitional geographic region. PMID:24548235

Pultorak, Elizabeth L; Breitschwerdt, Edward B

2014-03-01

114

Novel fen ecosystems in western North Carolina  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Wilcox, J. D.

2012-12-01

115

Environmental injustice in North Carolina's hog industry.  

PubMed

Rapid growth and the concentration of hog production in North Carolina have raised concerns of a disproportionate impact of pollution and offensive odors on poor and nonwhite communities. We analyzed the location and characteristics of 2,514 intensive hog operations in relation to racial, economic, and water source characteristics of census block groups, neighborhoods with an average of approximately 500 households each. We used Poisson regression to evaluate the extent to which relationships between environmental justice variables and the number of hog operations persisted after consideration of population density. There are 18.9 times as many hog operations in the highest quintile of poverty as compared to the lowest; however, adjustment for population density reduces the excess to 7.2. Hog operations are approximately 5 times as common in the highest three quintiles of the percentage nonwhite population as compared to the lowest, adjusted for population density. The excess of hog operations is greatest in areas with both high poverty and high percentage nonwhites. Operations run by corporate integrators are more concentrated in poor and nonwhite areas than are operations run by independent growers. Most hog operations, which use waste pits that can contaminate groundwater, are located in areas with high dependence on well water for drinking. Disproportionate impacts of intensive hog production on people of color and on the poor may impede improvements in economic and environmental conditions that are needed to address public health in areas which have high disease rates and low access to medical care as compared to other areas of the state. PMID:10706528

Wing, S; Cole, D; Grant, G

2000-03-01

116

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

PubMed Central

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

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

117

White Supremacist Activity and Crossburnings in North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines whether the incidence of crossburnings rises in areas where white supremacist organizations, such as the Christian Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, have held rallies or demonstrations. Using data from two public interest groups, Klanwatch and North Carolinians Against Racial and Religious Violence, we track crossburnings and white supremacist activities in 100 North Carolina counties annually for

Donald P. Green; Andrew Rich

1998-01-01

118

Diversity of hydric soils in North Carolina, USA  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Hydric soils are used as supportive evidence for wetland delineations by federal and state agencies and by the private sector in North Carolina, USA. An analysis of hydric soil distribution and hydric soil characteristics was conducted with county soil surveys and soil taxonomy of the USA. Approximately 100 hydric soils have been used for soil mapping in North Carolina, and they represent seven of the ten soil orders in soil taxonomy. An estimated 23% (2.9 million ha) of the land surface area in North Carolina supports hydric soils. Approximately 96% of the known hydric soil acreage was found in the coastal plain of North Carolina. Over one-third of the soils were hydric Ultisols, which represented close to 10% of the land surface area. The other soil orders with extensive hydric soil acreage included Histosols, Inceptisols, and Entisols. The soil orders were separated into great groups of soil taxonomy to discuss soil profile characteristics. Landscape positions and associated wetland communities were also presented. In North Carolina, a statewide inventory of wetlands does not exist and soil surveys offer a resource for a first approximation of wetland boundaries.

Moorhead, Kevin K.

1990-03-01

119

The Evolution Controversy in North Carolina in the 1920s  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The controversy over teaching evolution has a long history in the United States, and this website does a nice job of exploring this controversy has it unfolded in North Carolina in the 1920s. The site includes key primary sources that describe many of the significant issues and events regarding the debate and they have explicitly made an effort "to select sources that reflect all viewpoints." Created by staff members at the University Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the site includes a timeline, primary sources, a glossary of terms, and biographical profiles. In the "Primary Sources" area, visitors can look over a dozen items, including the text of the "Poole Bill", which was introduced in January '25 in opposition to the teaching of evolution in North Carolina schools. The timeline is quite well-put together, and it includes embedded links to both the biographical profiles and relevant primary source documents.

120

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

Welby, C. W. (principal investigator); Holman, R. E.

1975-01-01

121

Estimating flood hydrographs for urban basins in North Carolina  

USGS Publications Warehouse

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.

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

1996-01-01

122

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina; restricted area and danger zone...Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina; restricted area and danger zone...Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina, extending from the...

2010-07-01

123

Vulpia: Contributions from the North Carolina State Herbarium  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Vulpia, named in honor of the late Dr. W.B. Fox (fox: latin vulpes), is an online botanical publication produced by the herbarium at North Carolina State University. The database currently includes six papers published in 2002. Although other botanical topics and wider geographic coverage are also considered, Vulpia primarily covers issues of taxonomy, floristics, ecology, nomenclature, ornamental plants, and biogeography as related to North Carolina and the southeastern US. Professional botanists and amateur plant enthusiasts alike are encouraged to take advantage of this peer-reviewed publication.

2002-01-01

124

The Challenge of Evaluating Charter Schools: The Case of KIPP Charter Schools in North Carolina  

E-print Network

This paper examines the success of the two KIPP charter schools in North Carolina that have been significantly more successful at raising minority test scores than most other charter schools in North Carolina. This paper asserts that parents with a...

Snider, Alison Elizabeth

2011-05-31

125

The UNIVERSITY of NORTH CAROLINA at CHARLOTTE An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer  

E-print Network

The UNIVERSITY of NORTH CAROLINA at CHARLOTTE An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer this information. #12;The UNIVERSITY of NORTH CAROLINA at CHARLOTTE An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

Howitt, Ivan

126

75 FR 11900 - North Carolina; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-1871-DR; Docket ID FEMA-2010-0002] North Carolina; Amendment...disaster declaration for the State of North Carolina (FEMA-1871-DR), dated February 2, 2010, and related...

2010-03-12

127

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

MedlinePLUS

... Story: Traumatic Brain Injury Changing the Odds A North Carolina family's search to help those with TBI ... was injured in a 2002 traffic accident in North Carolina. Photo courtesy of Hind's Feet Farms TBI ...

128

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. EL10-49-000] Old Dominion Electric Cooperative; North Carolina Electric Membership...Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 824(e) and 825(e), Old Dominion Electric Cooperative and North Carolina Electric...

2010-03-30

129

78 FR 70551 - Macalloy Superfund Site, North Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina; Notice of Settlement  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...9903-42-Region 4] Macalloy Superfund Site, North Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina; Notice of Settlement AGENCY...the Macalloy Superfund Site located in North Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina. The settlement...

2013-11-26

130

Mixing Waters and Moving Ships off the North Carolina Coast  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

2000-01-01

131

Observations of wave-generated vortex ripples on the North Carolina continental shelf  

E-print Network

Observations of wave-generated vortex ripples on the North Carolina continental shelf Fabrice the U.S. east coast continental shelf off North Carolina during three side-scan sonar surveys, Observations of wave-generated vortex ripples on the North Carolina continental shelf, J. Geophys. Res., 107(C

Kirby, James T.

132

A Narrative History of the North Carolina Association of Community College Trustees.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The North Carolina Association of Community College Trustees (NCACCT) is a private nonprofit corporation founded to assist in furthering the aims, goals and development of North Carolina's community colleges. The Associations' stated purpose is to "improve and expand the opportunities and resources available to the people of North Carolina for…

Wiggs, Jon L.; Wiggs, Caroline M.

133

Curation and Preservation of Complex Data: The North Carolina Geospatial Data Archiving Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

The North Carolina Geospatial Data Archiving Project (NCGDAP) is a three-year joint effort of the North Carolina State University Libraries and the North Carolina Center for Geographic Information and Analysis focused on collection and preservation of digital geospatial data resources from state and local government agencies. NCGDAP is being undertaken in partnership with the Library of Congress under the National

Steven P. Morris; James Tuttle

134

48 CFR 29.401-2 - Construction contracts performed in North Carolina.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Construction contracts performed in North Carolina. 29.401-2 Section 29...401-2 Construction contracts performed in North Carolina. The contracting officer shall insert the clause at 52.229-2, North Carolina State and Local Sales and...

2010-10-01

135

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Ahn, Thomas; Vigdor, Jacob L.

2011-01-01

136

Energy Performance of Daylit Schools in North Carolina.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study analyzes the energy performance and cost of daylit schools designed by Innovative Design in Johnston County, North Carolina. The analysis compares the first-year energy performances of the Clayton and Selma Middle Schools and the K-5 Four Oaks School with similar but non-daylit schools in Johnston County. The study analyses the…

Nicklas, Michael; Bailey, Gary

137

Central Cabarrus High School, North Carolina. PLATO Evaluation Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Central Cabarrus High School (CCHS), near Charlotte, North Carolina, uses the PLATO computer assisted instruction system primarily to support remediation programs that are intended to help low performing students meet graduation requirements. CCHS used PLATO to: (1) provide an option for students to earn credit for failed courses or their…

Hannafin, Bob

138

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

EPA Science Inventory

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...

139

Ruffed Grouse Survival and Population Structure in Western North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sound management of ruffed grouse ( Bonasa umbellus) populations requires an understanding of survival and cause-specific mortality; how - ever, these parameters have not been investigated at the southern extent of the species' range. Ruffed grouse were studied in the mountains of western North Carolina. Grouse (n = 276) were radiotagged and monitored >3 times\\/week. Mean annual survival was greater

Benjamin C. Jones; Carrie L. Dobey; Jennifer L. Kleitch; Craig A. Harper; David A. Buehler; William G. Minser; Gordon S. Warburton

2008-01-01

140

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

141

76 FR 66110 - North Carolina Disaster Number NC-00036  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of North Carolina (FEMA-4019-DR), dated 08/31/2011. Incident: Hurricane Irene. Incident Period: 08/25/2011 through 09/01/2011. Effective Date: 10/17/2011. Physical Loan...

2011-10-25

142

Improved Food Distribution Facilities for Central North Carolina.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The objective of the study was to identify the numbers and kinds of new wholesale food distribution and farmers' market facilities required to promote efficient distribution of food in central North Carolina. A total of 175 wholesale firms handling $2 bil...

R. K. Overheim, J. N. Morris, J. F. Freshwater, E. R. Bragg, C. E. Harris

1984-01-01

143

Geology Fieldnotes: Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This National Park Service (NPS) site highlights the geology of Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina. This seashore is known as the "graveyard of the Atlantic" due to shipwrecks that have occurred. This site discusses some of these, as well as the barrier islands that exist offshore. There are photos, and links to visitor information, maps, and additional resources.

144

North Carolina Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The NCS-AAPT is open to individuals interested in the teaching of physics, especially in the state of North Carolina. The Association's objectives "are to advance the teaching of physics, to further the appreciation of the role of physics in our culture, and to enhance effective communication among those concerned with the teaching of physics at all levels."

2007-10-26

145

30 CFR 933.700 - North Carolina Federal program.  

...to deny a permit for a mining operation which will have a significantly adverse effect on the purposes of...exploration or surface mining operation by publication of the notice to that effect in the Federal Register. (1) North Carolina Mining Act of 1971, as...

2014-07-01

146

30 CFR 933.700 - North Carolina Federal program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...to deny a permit for a mining operation which will have a significantly adverse effect on the purposes of...exploration or surface mining operation by publication of the notice to that effect in the Federal Register. (1) North Carolina Mining Act of 1971, as...

2011-07-01

147

30 CFR 933.700 - North Carolina Federal program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...to deny a permit for a mining operation which will have a significantly adverse effect on the purposes of...exploration or surface mining operation by publication of the notice to that effect in the Federal Register. (1) North Carolina Mining Act of 1971, as...

2012-07-01

148

Mining Software Engineering Data North Carolina State Univ.  

E-print Network

Mining Software Engineering Data Tao Xie North Carolina State Univ. USA xie@csc.ncsu.edu Jian Pei Simon Fraser Univ. Canada jpei@cs.sfu.ca Ahmed E. Hassan Univ. of Victoria Canada ahmed, and evolution. Using well- established data mining techniques, practitioners and re- searchers can explore

Xie, Tao

149

North Carolina Approved Teacher Education Programs. February 1999.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet presents the 1999 listing of approved teacher education programs in the state of North Carolina. For each college, the booklet lists the college's name and address and offers names, telephone numbers, fax numbers, and e-mail addresses for the chancellor, provost, deans, associate deans, and licensure officer. For each college, there…

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

150

NC STATE UNIVERSITY College of Engineering North Carolina Solar Center  

E-print Network

NC STATE UNIVERSITY College of Engineering North Carolina Solar Center Room 210, McKimmon Center. Duke Energy is purchasing two hybrid electric/diesel aerial trucks with CFAT funding assistance. These vehicles will reduce emissions, conserve fuel, and help support commercialization of hybrid technology

151

Geology Fieldnotes: Cape Lookout National Seashore, North Carolina  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This National Park Service (NPS) website highlights the geology of Cape Lookout National Seashore in North Carolina. This seashore consists of 55 miles of barrier islands with dunes and salt marshes. The formation of these features is discussed at this site. There are maps and photos, and links for visitor information and more resources.

152

Migrant Farmworker Housing Regulation Violations in North Carolina  

PubMed Central

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

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

153

The Instructor's Handbook: North Carolina Outward Bound School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To assist North Carolina Outward Bound School instructors in their responsibilities of ensuring that each student is able to achieve safely the objectives of developing self-confidence, concern for others, and self-awareness when confronted by 21 to 28 days of challenging, shared experience involving service and adventure, this revised fourth…

Outward Bound, Morganton, NC.

154

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Geography  

E-print Network

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Geography GEOGRAPHY 804: SOCIAL GEOGRAPHY Hall 204 Office Hours (Saunders Hall 206): Thursdays 2:30 to 4:30 This semester's social geography and the changing disciplinary role of Geography. Course Organization 800 level seminars in geography are reading

Doyle, Martin

155

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Design Cost Data, 2001

2001-01-01

156

First on the Land: The North Carolina Indians.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Wetmore, Ruth Y.

157

The Park Scholarships program brings exceptional students to North Carolina  

E-print Network

develops and supports Park Scholars in these areas, preparing them for lifelong contributions to the campus pressing problems. PARK SCHOLAR ACHIEVEMENTS AT NC STATE... � Recipients of national scholarshipsThe Park Scholarships program brings exceptional students to North Carolina State University based

158

Branching Out: The North Carolina Forest Stewardship Activity Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Chesson, Gail

159

STUDIES IN AIR QUALITY METEOROLOGY AT NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY  

EPA Science Inventory

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...

160

Geochemical interpretation of Kings Mountain, North Carolina, orientation area  

Microsoft Academic Search

An orientation study has been made of uranium occurrences in the area of Kings Mountain, North Carolina. This is one of the orientation studies of known uranium occurrences that are being conducted in several geologic provinces and under various climatic (weathering) conditions to provide the technical basis for design and interpretation of NURE geochemical reconnaissance programs. The Kings Mountain area

V. Price; R. B. Ferguson

1977-01-01

161

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Gillen, Andrew; Vedder, Richard

2008-01-01

162

Friends of the Library North Carolina State University  

E-print Network

Friends of the Library North Carolina State University Campus Box 7111 Raleigh, NC 27695-7111 919 of the Library. Please select your Membership Level: NC State Student Free! NC State Young Alumni $ 10 NC State,000; almost 2 million visits in 2010-11 OUR SERVICES--technology incubator for the university · Discovery

Reeves, Douglas S.

163

National Environmental/Energy Workforce Assessment for North Carolina.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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,…

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

164

North Carolina Today: Contrasting Conditions and Common Concerns.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Calhoun, Craig

165

Retaining Physical Therapists in North Carolina Public Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Ray, Laurie

2011-01-01

166

The University of North Carolina C Vector Library  

E-print Network

will also be used in the parallel execution of the Proteus language at the University of North Carolina [5 version of UnCvl supports execution of Nesl and Proteus programs on the MasPar MP­1. 2 Problem Description

North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

167

Perceptions of Leadership Behaviors by Female Principals in North Carolina  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was designed to investigate whether significant differences exist among the perceptions of leadership behaviors of female principals in North Carolina using Bolman and Deal's (1984) four frames (structural, human resource, political, and symbolic) for analysis. Participants consisted of 1,245 female principals from elementary,middle,…

McFadden, Cheryl; Maahs-Fladung, Cathy; Beck-Frazier, Susan; Bruckner, Kermit

2009-01-01

168

Accelerating the College and Career Readiness of North Carolina's Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

North Carolina is in the process of transitioning to new English language arts and mathematics standards that will better prepare students to be successful in college and their careers. Time, effort, and resources must be dedicated to effective implementation in order to realize the promise of these new common core state standards. This paper…

Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011

2011-01-01

169

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Drug Education Policy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This drug education policy statement for North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University establishes two educational objectives: to develop an educational program that increases the university community's knowledge and competency regarding controlled substances and to increase the skills required to take corrective action for potential…

Welborne, Sullivan; And Others

170

Preventing Childhood Obesity: Policy and Practice Strategies for North Carolina  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2011-01-01

171

North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website focuses on the regulatory programs used to preserve and protect North Carolina's natural resources. This program administers regulatory programs designed to protect air quality, water quality, and the public's health. The site provides links to data, maps, statistics, reports, rules and policy, environmental education, news and events, and other relevant information.

Resources, North C.

172

Continuing Education Resource Manual, North Carolina Community College System.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

North Carolina Community Coll. System, Raleigh.

173

The Graduate School University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  

E-print Network

The Graduate School University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Academic Policy Regarding Maximum Hours of Work for Research or Teaching Assistants The Graduate School recognizes that graduate students to the ethical training and education of graduate students. The Graduate School recommends that graduate students

Crews, Stephen

174

North Carolina Marine Education Manual, Unit Three: Coastal Ecology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two dozen activities on the ecology of coastal areas, with special emphasis on North Carolina's coastline, comprise this manual for junior high school science teachers. Provided are a table correlating these lessons with state curriculum guidelines, and a summary of the unit's goals and behavioral objectives. Among the topics included are coastal…

Mauldin, Lundie; Frankenberg, Dirk

175

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Outward Bound, Morganton, NC.

176

Municipal Broadband in Wilson, North Carolina: A Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

O'Boyle, Timothy

2012-01-01

177

Reconstruction of Silica Exposure in the North Carolina Dusty Trades  

Microsoft Academic Search

The current occupational standard for quartz exposure is largely drawn from studies of the granite workers at Barre, Vermont. Since 1935, the North Carolina Dusty Trades program has accumulated data on work-place environmental conditions, occupational history and health status for persons exposed to silica in a broad range of mineral industries, including granite dimension stone. The environmental data have been

CAROL RICE; ROBERT L. HARRIS; JOHN C. LUMSDEN; MICHAEL J. SYMONS

1984-01-01

178

THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA Office of Accounting Services  

E-print Network

-164.13(52)provides an exemption from the North Carolina Sales or Use Tax for state agencies, effective July 1, will be exempt from sales or use tax when items are purchased with a valid UNCG purchase order bearing levied and administered by various local governments in the State. (3) Highway use taxes paid

Saidak, Filip

179

77 FR 69692 - North Carolina Disaster #NC-00046  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the State of North Carolina dated 11/08/2012. Incident: Hurricane Sandy. Incident Period: 10/27/2012 through 10/30/2012. Effective Date: 11/08/2012. Physical Loan...

2012-11-20

180

North Carolina Tales Fly with Fourth Grade Tellers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Westman, Gretchen Daub

2008-01-01

181

State Secret: North Carolina and the Cherokee Trail of Tears  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Bryant, James

2008-01-01

182

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA General Records Retention and  

E-print Network

#12;UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA General Records Retention and Disposition Schedule April 2007 to the University Records Retention and Disposition Schedule Public Records and Retention Schedule 1) What is the "University Records Retention and Disposition Schedule"? 2) Why do I need this schedule? 3) What are public

Saidak, Filip

183

Bicycles in Traffic. A North Carolina Driver Education Handbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

East Carolina Univ., Greenville, NC.

184

North Carolina Marine Education Manual, Unit Two: Seawater.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Mauldin, Lundie; Frankenberg, Dirk

185

Homophobic Language and Verbal Harassment in North Carolina High Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2006-01-01

186

NC STATE UNIVERSITY College of Engineering North Carolina Solar Center  

E-print Network

NC STATE UNIVERSITY College of Engineering North Carolina Solar Center Room 210, McKimmon Center, ethanol refueling infrastructure, diesel retrofit technologies, hybrid electric and alternative fuel at their 1008 E Church St. station. Both companies are committed to providing clean fuel alternatives

187

North Carolina Community College System 2001-2003 Strategic Plan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents North Carolina Community College System's (NCCCS's) 2001-2003 Strategic Plan. Contains the following items: a mission statement; planning assumptions for 2001-2003 by strategic initiatives; goals and objectives: 2001-2003 Strategic Plan; and appendices. The mission of the NCCCS is to open the door to high-quality, accessible educational…

North Carolina Community Coll. System, Raleigh.

188

North Carolina Community College System Information Resources and Technology Plan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

North Carolina Community Coll. System, Raleigh.

189

The vorticity balance of Gulf Stream meanders off North Carolina  

E-print Network

1983 Major Subject: Oceanography THE VORTICITY BALANCE OF GULF STREAM MEANDERS OFF NORTH CAROLTNA A Thesis MARK JOSEPH IGNASZEWSKI Approved as to style and content by: David A. Brooks (Chairman of Committee) Robert 0. Reid (Member) William... Perry (Member) Robert 0. Reid (Head of Department) May 1983 ABSTRACT The Vorticity Balance of Gu1f Stream Meanders off North Carolina. (May 1983) Mark Joseph Ignaszewski, B. S. , Florida Institute of Technology Chairman of Advisory Committee: Dr...

Ignaszewski, Mark Joseph

2012-06-07

190

Preferences in North Carolina Higher Education: Racial and Ethnic Preferences in Undergraduate Admissions at Six North Carolina Public Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the extent to which racial and ethnic preferences were used in the admissions policies of six North Carolina public universities ranging from the most to the least selective. Data were collected on applicants, admittees, rejectees, and enrollees regarding racial or ethnic group, SAT scores, and high school grade point averages.…

Lerner, Robert; Nagai, Althea K.

191

Development and implementation of a public health workforce training needs assessment survey in North Carolina.  

PubMed

Assessing the training needs of local public health workers is an important step toward providing appropriate training programs in emergency preparedness and core public health competencies. The North Carolina Public Health Workforce Training Needs Assessment survey was implemented through the collaboration of several organizations, including the North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness at the North Carolina Institute for Public Health, the outreach and service unit of the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response in the North Carolina Division of Public Health Epidemiology Section, and local health departments across the state. PMID:16028329

Harrison, Lisa Macon; Davis, Mary V; MacDonald, Pia D M; Alexander, Lorraine K; Cline, J Steven; Alexander, Janet G; Rothney, Erin E; Rybka, Tara P; Stevens, Rachel H

2005-01-01

192

The UNIVERSITY of NORTH CAROLINA at CHARLOTTE An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer  

E-print Network

The UNIVERSITY of NORTH CAROLINA at CHARLOTTE An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer CAROLINA at CHARLOTTE An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Use this form for: (1) New proposals UNIVERSITY of NORTH CAROLINA at CHARLOTTE An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer #12;

Howitt, Ivan

193

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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.

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

2002-01-01

194

Tobacco Bag Stringing in North Carolina and Virginia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Tobacco bag stringing may not be familiar to most people today, as it has not been practiced by any significant number of individuals for decades. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a number of families throughout the tobacco-rich regions of North Carolina and Virginia made extra money by sewing drawstrings into cotton tobacco bags. Visitors can learn about this practice and its history by viewing the primary materials contained on this site created by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Here visitors can view the full text of a report from 1939 which documented tobacco bag stringing in both states. After taking a look at "The Report" section, visitors can move on to "The Workers" section. Here, visitors can learn about the individual tobacco bag stringers, and also view photographs of each worker. Moving on, visitors can view 145 images of the workers, their homes, and their families.

195

Reconstruction of silica exposure in the North Carolina dusty trades.  

PubMed

The current occupational standard for quartz exposure is largely drawn from studies of the granite workers at Barre, Vermont. Since 1935, the North Carolina Dusty Trades program has accumulated data on work-place environmental conditions, occupational history and health status for persons exposed to silica in a broad range of mineral industries, including granite dimension stone. The environmental data have been collected with Greenburg-Smith and midget impingers and the respirable mass dust sampler. A procedure is presented to combine the results of these sampling methods and estimate exposure at the various jobs at each dusty trades plant. From an individual's occupational history, the environmental exposure estimates are used to formulate personal lifetime exposure summaries. The results of this procedure in the North Carolina granite industry compared well with historical data from Vermont granite sheds. PMID:6093492

Rice, C; Harris, R L; Lumsden, J C; Symons, M J

1984-10-01

196

Estimated water use, by county, in North Carolina, 1995  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Data on water use in North Carolina were compiled for 1995 as part of a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Geological Survey and the Division of Water Resources of the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Data were compiled from a number of Federal, State, and private sources for the offstream water-use categories of public supply, domestic, commercial, industrial, mining, livestock, irrigation, and thermoelectric-power generation. Data also were collected for instream use from hydroelectric facilities. Total withdrawals (fresh and saline) during 1995 were an estimated 9,286 million gallons per day for the offstream water-use categories. About 94 percent of the water withdrawn was from surface water. Thermoelectric-power generation accounted for 80 percent of all withdrawals. Instream water use for hydroelectric-power generation totaled about 56,400 million gallons per day. Each water-use category is summarized in this report by county and source of water supply.

Walters, D. A.

1997-01-01

197

Vacuolar myelinopathy in waterfowl from a North Carolina impoundment.  

PubMed

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). PMID:12910770

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

2003-04-01

198

LOST COVE AND HARPER CREEK ROADLESS AREAS, NORTH CAROLINA.  

USGS Publications Warehouse

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.

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

1984-01-01

199

Practice patterns of licensed practical nurses in North Carolina.  

PubMed

In the United States, state laws develop basic practices to define the scopes of practice for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses (LPNs). The purpose of the study was to describe the actual practice patterns of LPNs working in North Carolina. The results of the study convey an unfavorable pattern regarding LPN scope of practice. Indications are that a paradigm shift might be required in order to reverse the pattern of overpractice by LPNs. PMID:22367015

Parnell, Elizabeth R; Kring, Daria L

2012-01-01

200

Clinical characterization and genetic mapping of North Carolina macular dystrophy  

Microsoft Academic Search

North Carolina macular dystrophy (NCMD) is an autosomal dominant macular disease, was mapped to 6q14-q16.2, the disease-causing gene has yet not been identified. It shares phenotypic similarity with age-related macular degeneration including drusen and choroidal neovascularization. We collected six families with NCMD including 75 members, and conducted clinical characterization and genetic mapping for these families. Forty-five patients were diagnosed as

Zhenglin Yang; Zongzhong Tong; Louis J. Chorich; Erik Pearson; Xian Yang; Anthony Moore; David M. Hunt; Kang Zhang

2008-01-01

201

Vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizae in salt marshes in North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

The primary objective of this research was to determine if vesicular-arbuscular (VA) mycorrhizal fungi are associated with\\u000a the roots of common plant species found in North Carolina salt marshes. Root samples of Spartina alterniflora, S. patents, S. cynosuroides, Distichlis spicata, and Juncus roemerianus were collected from eight salt marsh sites. With the exception of S. alterniflora, all plant species were

Marielle H. Hoefnagels; Stephen W. Broome; Steven R. Shafer

1993-01-01

202

76 FR 59180 - North Carolina Disaster Number NC-00037  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of North Carolina (FEMA-4019-DR), dated 09/01/2011. Incident: Hurricane Irene. Incident Period: 08/25/2011 through 09/01/2011. Effective Date: 09/13/2011. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 10/31/2011. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date:...

2011-09-23

203

State Education Finance and Governance Profile: North Carolina  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Yao, Wang

2010-01-01

204

Rates of biomass accumulation of North Carolina Piedmont forests  

SciTech Connect

Recent work by Sharp et al. on the primary production of North Carolina vegetation has suggested that the average natural forest in North Carolina is unproductive relative to its potential as intensively managed forest, the difference being roughly 300%. This variation could be attributable to patterns of forest recovery after disturbance, to management practices, or even to species composition. These and other alternative hypotheses need to be tested in a careful and objective manner. The primary objectives of the present research project were twofold: (1) to use dimension analysis methods to develop a set of regression equations useful for evaluating the productivity (rate of solar energy fixation) and biomass (stored energy) of North Carolina piedmont forests; (2) to use the resulting equations to document patterns in and rates of change of forest production and biomass during forest recovery from disturbance. The first objective was divided into two component parts. First, the regression equations were developed. Second, the caloric content of trees was studied so as to allow conversion from biomass units (Kg/m/sup 2/) to energy units (Kcal/m/sup 2/). Section 2 of this report outlines the dimension analysis procedure, presents the resulting equations, and explains their use. The portion of the project assessing the caloric content of trees is presented in Section 3. The results of our second objective, the examination of changes in forest biomass and production, are presented in Section 4.

Peet, R.K.; Council, O.P.

1980-01-01

205

Health Disparities in Eastern North Carolina 1 May 2011 Satomi Imai, Ph. D.  

E-print Network

Health Disparities in Eastern North Carolina 1 May 2011 Satomi Imai, Ph. D. Center for Health Services Research and Development East Carolina University Disparities in Health Status and Health Risk in perceived health by level of income................................................... 6 Disparity

206

Become a Friend of the Coker Arboretum a site of the North Carolina Botanical Garden  

E-print Network

Become a Friend of the Coker Arboretum a site of the North Carolina Botanical Garden We invite you Arboretum automatically become members of the Botanical Garden Foundation, Inc., the support organization of the North Carolina Botanical Garden and all areas within its care. Members receive the bimonthly North

Engel, Jonathan

207

Institute for the Environment The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  

E-print Network

Institute for the Environment The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Climate Change the significance of climate change to North Carolina. The report was developed by a committee of faculty and staff review of climate change science, an assessment of climate change trends and likely impacts on North

Whitton, Mary C.

208

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

PubMed Central

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

Whitson, Ashley; Litvaitis, Marian K.

2014-01-01

209

77 FR 14857 - Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in North Carolina  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in North Carolina AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Limitation...

2012-03-13

210

75 FR 59325 - Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in North Carolina  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in North Carolina AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of...

2010-09-27

211

76 FR 1663 - Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in North Carolina  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in North Carolina AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of...

2011-01-11

212

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in North Carolina AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Limitation...

2011-07-18

213

78 FR 70093 - Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in North Carolina  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in North Carolina AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of...

2013-11-22

214

Principal Papers: Carl Ernst (Religious Studies, University of North Carolina) and Richard Martin (Religion, Emory  

E-print Network

Principal Papers: Carl Ernst (Religious Studies, University of North Carolina) and Richard Martin of Edinburgh) ­ Rethinking Jihad Juliane Hammer (Religious Studies, George Mason University) ­ Ethnography

215

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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.

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

2008-01-01

216

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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.

Robinson, Marci M.; McBride, Randolph A.

2008-01-01

217

Estuaries  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Estuaries are bodies of water and their surrounding coastal wetlands typically found where rivers meet the sea. Estuaries harbor unique plant and animal communities because their waters are brackish--a mixture of fresh water draining from the land and salty seawater.Estuaries are some of the most productive ecosystems in the world. Many animal species rely on estuaries for food, places to breed, and migration stopovers. Human communities also rely on estuaries for food, recreation, jobs, and coastal protection.Of the 32 largest cities in the world, 22 are located on estuaries (e.g., New Orleans, London, etc). Not surprisingly, human activities have led to the decline in the health of estuaries, making them one of the most threatened ecosystems on the Earth. NOAA's National Estuarine Research Reserve System in partnership with coastal states monitors the health of estuaries and helps communities manage their coastal resources.

Educator, Laura K.; National Science Teachers Association (NSTA); Review, Steve W.

2005-04-01

218

Correlates of Mental Health among Latino Farmworkers in North Carolina  

PubMed Central

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

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

2013-01-01

219

Reading Like a Historian: The 1898 North Carolina Election  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this lesson, students analyze primary source documents in an effort to answer the central historical question: Why did the Democrats defeat the Fusion ticket in the 1898 North Carolina election? The teacher first recaps Southern politics and Populism, and then goes over a timeline. Students, in groups, analyze 3 documentsâan account of a speech by Senator Ben Tillman, a proclamation by Governor Daniel Russell, and a race-baiting political cartoonâand answer guiding questions. A final class discussion attempts to explain why Democrats won in 1898.

Group, Stanford H.

2012-10-11

220

Experimental infection of native north Carolina salamanders with Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis.  

PubMed

Chytridiomycosis is an often fatal fungal disease of amphibians caused by Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. This disease has been implicated in the worldwide decline of many anuran species, but studies of chytridiomycosis in wild salamanders are limited. Between August 2006 and December 2006, we tested wild amphibians in North Carolina, USA (n=212) by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). We identified three PCR-positive animals: one Rana clamitans and two Plethodontid salamanders. We experimentally infected two species of native North Carolina Plethodontid salamanders, the slimy salamander (Plethodon glutinosus) and the Blue Ridge Mountain dusky salamander (Desmognathus orestes) with 1,000,000 zoospores of B. dendrobatidis per animal. Susceptibility was species dependent; all slimy salamanders developed clinical signs of chytridiomycosis, and one died, whereas dusky salamanders remained unaffected. In a second experiment, we challenged naïve slimy salamanders with either 10,000 or 100,000 motile zoospores per animal. Clinical signs consistent with chytridiomycosis were not observed at either dose or in uninfected controls during the 45 days of this experiment. All animals inoculated with B. dendrobatidis in both experiments, regardless of dose, tested positive by PCR. Our study indicates that slimy salamanders are more susceptible to clinical chytridiomycosis than dusky salamanders, and in a laboratory setting, a dose greater than 100,000 zoospores per animal is required to induce clinical disease. This study also indicates that PCR is a very sensitive tool for detecting B. dendrobatidis infection, even in animals that are clinically unaffected, thus positive results should be interpreted with caution. PMID:19617473

Chinnadurai, Sathya K; Cooper, David; Dombrowski, Daniel S; Poore, Matthew F; Levy, Michael G

2009-07-01

221

Average annual precipitation classes to characterize watersheds in North Carolina  

USGS Publications Warehouse

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.

Terziotti, Silvia; Eimers, Jo Leslie

2001-01-01

222

A study of radon-222 concentrations in North Carolina groundwater  

SciTech Connect

The groundwater of 400 North Carolina homes was sampled to ascertain the distribution and extent of {sup 222}Rn in North Carolina groundwater. Arithmetic mean (AM) and geometric mean (GM) concentrations of 1,816 pCi L{sup {minus}1} and 656 pCi L{sup {minus}1} were found for the state. These results indicate that two-thirds of 114{degree}C. homes served by groundwater exceed the EPA proposed 300 pCi L{sup {minus}1} maximum contaminant level (MCL). Only 2% of NC homes exceeded 10,000 pCi L-1. The Eastern region had the lowest radon concentrations by far, with a GM of 2-)0 pCi L{sup {minus}1}. The Central region and Western region had GM`s of 794 pCi L{sup {minus}1} and 1,032 pCi L{sup {minus}1} respectively. The groundwater data approached a log normal distribution. No consistent trends were noted in the relationship between indoor radon concentrations and groundwater radon concentrations. A correlation coefficient of 0.00921 revealed a very weak linear relationship.

Evans, J.P.

1992-12-31

223

Airborne Observations of Ammonia Emissions from North Carolina Swine Facilities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2013-12-01

224

Estimated water use, by county, in North Carolina, 1990  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Data on water use in North Carolina were compiled for 1990 as part of a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Geological Survey and the Division of Water Resources of the North Carolina Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources. Data were compiled from a number of Federal, State, and private sources for the offstream water-use categories of public supply, domestic, commercial, industrial, mining, livestock, irrigation, and thermoelectric-power generation. Data also were collected for instream use from hydroelectric facilities. Total estimated offstream water use in the State for 1990 was about 8,940 million gallons per day. About 95 percent of the water withdrawn was from surface-water sources. Thermoelectric-power generation accounted for about 81 percent of all withdrawals. Data for instream water use for hydroelectric-power generation also were compiled. This instream water use totaled about 66,900 million gallons per day. eAch water-use category is summarized in this report by county and source of water supply.

Terziotti, Silvia; Schrader, Tony P.; Treece, M. W.

1994-01-01

225

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)…

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

226

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 Carolina's definition for immigration was slow to evolve and

Jeremy Hilburn; Paul G. Fitchett

2012-01-01

227

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Schoonmaker, Meyressa H.

228

University of North Carolina Lets Professors Ease Their Way into Retirement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

June, Audrey Williams

2008-01-01

229

COMPILATION AND ASSESSMENT OF PIPING PLOVER WINTERING AND MIGRATORY STAGING AREA DATA IN NORTH CAROLINA  

Microsoft Academic Search

The coast of North Carolina provides important habitat for both migrating and wintering Piping Plovers (Charadrius melodus). All three geographic populations of this species are known to use the North Carolina coastline during the non-breeding season. Migrating and wintering Piping Plovers face a number of threats in the state including habitat loss and degradation due to development, chronic human disturbance

Susan E. Cameron; David H. Allen; Marcia M. Lyons; Jeff R. Cordes; Sidney B. Maddock

230

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Broadhurst, Christopher J.; Bartlett, James E.

2014-01-01

231

33 CFR 165.515 - Safety Zone: Cape Fear River, Wilmington, North Carolina.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 false Safety Zone: Cape Fear River, Wilmington, North Carolina. 165... § 165.515 Safety Zone: Cape Fear River, Wilmington, North Carolina. (a...zone: (1) The waters of the Cape Fear River bounded by a line connecting the...

2010-07-01

232

33 CFR 165.515 - Safety Zone: Cape Fear River, Wilmington, North Carolina.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 false Safety Zone: Cape Fear River, Wilmington, North Carolina. 165... § 165.515 Safety Zone: Cape Fear River, Wilmington, North Carolina. (a...zone: (1) The waters of the Cape Fear River bounded by a line connecting the...

2013-07-01

233

33 CFR 165.515 - Safety Zone: Cape Fear River, Wilmington, North Carolina.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-07-01 false Safety Zone: Cape Fear River, Wilmington, North Carolina. 165... § 165.515 Safety Zone: Cape Fear River, Wilmington, North Carolina. (a...zone: (1) The waters of the Cape Fear River bounded by a line connecting the...

2012-07-01

234

33 CFR 165.515 - Safety Zone: Cape Fear River, Wilmington, North Carolina.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-07-01 false Safety Zone: Cape Fear River, Wilmington, North Carolina. 165... § 165.515 Safety Zone: Cape Fear River, Wilmington, North Carolina. (a...zone: (1) The waters of the Cape Fear River bounded by a line connecting the...

2011-07-01

235

33 CFR 165.515 - Safety Zone: Cape Fear River, Wilmington, North Carolina.  

...2014-07-01 false Safety Zone: Cape Fear River, Wilmington, North Carolina. 165... § 165.515 Safety Zone: Cape Fear River, Wilmington, North Carolina. (a...zone: (1) The waters of the Cape Fear River bounded by a line connecting the...

2014-07-01

236

ABCs of Public Education in North Carolina: A Journey toward Excellence.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1995, the North Carolina General Assembly directed the North Carolina State Board of Education to develop a plan to bolster student growth and performance in grades 4-8 throughout the state. In response, the board developed the ABCs of Public Education. (ABC stands for Accountability; teaching the Basics of reading, writing, and mathematics;…

North Carolina State Board of Education, Raleigh.

237

78 FR 28747 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina; State Implementation Plan...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NC DENR...quality standards for ozone, lead, and particulate matter found...State's NAAQS table for ozone, lead and particulate matter that...North Carolina's SIP. b. Lead On November 12, 2008,...

2013-05-16

238

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY 2012-2013 GRADUATE SCHOOL DIVERSITY ENHANCEMENT GRANT PROGRAM  

E-print Network

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY 2012-2013 GRADUATE SCHOOL DIVERSITY ENHANCEMENT GRANT PROGRAM: ____________________________________ To complete your application package, please return this form along with a completed North Carolina State/session) $496.00 Savings $Books/supplies ($100/session) $200.00 Room and Board V.A. or G.I. Bill (amount

Parker, Matthew D. Brown

239

The UNIVERSITY of NORTH CAROLINA at CHARLOTTE An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer  

E-print Network

The UNIVERSITY of NORTH CAROLINA at CHARLOTTE An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of NORTH CAROLINA at CHARLOTTE An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer 4. Will any funds be given with change in SOW or new task order, (3) Teaming agreements & MOU's with foreign entity, & (4) Actions

Howitt, Ivan

240

School Choice, Racial Segregation, and Test-Score Gaps: Evidence from North Carolina's Charter School Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using panel data that track individual students from year to year, we examine the effects of charter schools in North Carolina on racial segregation and black-white test score gaps. We find that North Carolina's system of charter schools has increased the racial isolation of both black and white students, and has widened the achievement gap.…

Bifulco, Robert; Ladd, Helen F.

2007-01-01

241

North Carolina State University is a land-grant university and a constituent institution  

E-print Network

. The position at University of Transylvania is especially attractive to me because of the department's strengthsNorth Carolina State University is a land- grant university and a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina Department of Statistics Campus Box 8203 Raleigh, NC 27695-8203 College

Davidian, Marie

242

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.…

Gottlob, Brian J.

2007-01-01

243

Emergency Planning for Sudden Cardiac Events in North Carolina High Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: This study evaluates the state of emergency planning for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in North Carolina high schools, primarily focusing on the existence and characteristics of written plans and the presence of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Methods: All athletic directors listed in the 2007-2008 North Carolina High School Athletic Association Directory were surveyed via an online survey to determine

Anna Monroe; Daryl A. Rosenbaum; Stephen Davis

244

Regional Economic Analyses of Forest Products and Tourism Sectors in North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

We analyzed the economic contributions of the forest products sector and tourism sector in North Carolina based on the 1977 and 1996 IMPLAN model. We also used various other data bases to examine regional impacts of forest products and tourism components of the North Carolina economy. As of 1996, forest products firms employed 105,000 people and the tourism industry employed

P. B. Aruna; Frederick Cubbage

245

Effects of Pollution on Biota of the Pigeon River, North Carolina and Tennessee.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Wastes from the Champion Paper Company and the city of Canton, North Carolina, polluted the Pigeon River and adversely affected the biota of the river in the states of North Carolina and Tennessee. This pollution: Reduced the growth of both the desirable ...

L. E. Keup, R. K. Stewart

1966-01-01

246

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Dow, Daphne

2009-01-01

247

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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,…

Sanders, Marla S.

2010-01-01

248

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2011-01-01

249

.NC STATE Physics. www.physics.ncsu.edu NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY  

E-print Network

Universities Nuclear Laboratory) Optics Physics Education Soft Matter Physics Synchrotron Radiation Thin.NC STATE Physics. www.physics.ncsu.edu NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS, Physics Education Overview The Department of Physics at North Carolina State University is committed

250

From the Coast to the Mountains: Enhancing the Self-Esteem of North Carolina Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes two recent seminars for exemplary K-12 public school teachers from North Carolina held at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT). A discussion is presented on the program's rationale. The seminars are examined in the light of the framework of an article on four conceptions of excellence: (1)…

Rud, Anthony G., Jr.

251

Citizen Standing to Enforce Anti-Cruelty Laws by Obtaining Injunctions: The North Carolina Experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

North Carolina law authorizes citizen standing for the enforcement of anti-cruelty laws, thus supplementing criminal prosecution by means not used in any other state. Citizens, cities, counties and animal welfare organizations can enforce animal cruelty laws through a civil injunction. This article explores the various amendments to North Carolina's civil enforcement legislation and the present law's strengths and weaknesses. The

Reppy William A. Jr

2005-01-01

252

Bariatric Surgeries in North Carolina, 1990 to 2001: A Gender Comparison  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: The purpose of this research was to determine the number of bariatric procedures in obese men and women in a well-defined population and to examine gender differences among bariatric patients.Research Methods and Procedures: Data on bariatric patients were taken from the North Carolina Hospital Discharge Database, which contains information on all nonfederal hospital discharges in North Carolina from 1990

Claire A. Zizza; Amy H. Herring; June Stevens; Timothy S. Carey

2003-01-01

253

48 CFR 52.229-2 - North Carolina State and Local Sales and Use Tax.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...and the amount of North Carolina...local sales and use taxes paid. In the...local sales and use taxes paid. The statement...include the cost of any tangible personal...and the amount of North Carolina...local sales or use tax paid on this...

2011-10-01

254

48 CFR 52.229-2 - North Carolina State and Local Sales and Use Tax.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...and the amount of North Carolina...local sales and use taxes paid. In the...local sales and use taxes paid. The statement...include the cost of any tangible personal...and the amount of North Carolina...local sales or use tax paid on this...

2012-10-01

255

48 CFR 52.229-2 - North Carolina State and Local Sales and Use Tax.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...and the amount of North Carolina...local sales and use taxes paid. In the...local sales and use taxes paid. The statement...include the cost of any tangible personal...and the amount of North Carolina...local sales or use tax paid on this...

2013-10-01

256

48 CFR 52.229-2 - North Carolina State and Local Sales and Use Tax.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...and the amount of North Carolina...local sales and use taxes paid. In the...local sales and use taxes paid. The statement...include the cost of any tangible personal...and the amount of North Carolina...local sales or use tax paid on this...

2010-10-01

257

A Bibliography of North Carolina Local Floras Michael W. Denslow,1  

E-print Network

A Bibliography of North Carolina Local Floras Michael W. Denslow,1 * Michael W. Palmer,2 and Zack E of Botany, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078 ABSTRACT Vascular plant checklists (floras composition of a specific study area. A bibliography of floras conducted within the state of North Carolina

Palmer, Michael W.

258

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

Welby, C. W. (principal investigator); Lammi, J. O.; Carson, R. J., III

1973-01-01

259

78 FR 43141 - Foreign-Trade Zone 93-Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, Authorization of Production Activity...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Foreign-Trade Zone 93--Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, Authorization of Production Activity, Southern Lithoplate, Inc. (Aluminum Printing Plates), Youngsville, North Carolina On March 18, 2013, the Triangle J Council of Governments, grantee of...

2013-07-19

260

78 FR 45181 - Foreign-Trade Zone 230-Piedmont Triad Area, North Carolina, Authorization of Production Activity...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Packaging, Inc., (Foil-Backed Paperboard), Winston-Salem, North Carolina On March 25, 2013, the Piedmont Triad Partnership...Oracle Flexible Packaging, Inc., within Site 28, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The notification was processed in...

2013-07-26

261

78 FR 23220 - Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 230-Piedmont Triad Area, North Carolina; Notification of Proposed...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Packaging, Inc.; (Foil-Backed Paperboard); Winston-Salem, North Carolina The Piedmont Triad Partnership, grantee of...Oracle Flexible Packaging, Inc. (OFPI), located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The notification conforming to the...

2013-04-18

262

Geographic signatures of North American West Coast estuaries  

Microsoft Academic Search

West Coast estuaries are geologically young and composed of a variety of geomorphological types. These estuaries range from\\u000a large fjords to shallow lagoons; from large to low freshwater flows. Natural hazards include E1 Niños, strong Pacific storms,\\u000a and active tectonic activity. West Coast estuaries support a wide range of living resources: five salmon species, harvestable\\u000a shellfish, waterfowl and marine birds,

Robert Emmett; ROBERTO LLANSO ´; Jan Newton; Ron Thom; Michelle Hornberger; Cheryl Morgan; Colin Levings; Andrea Copping; Paul Fishman

2000-01-01

263

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Williams, Thomas J.

2010-01-01

264

The Perinatal Quality Collaborative of North Carolina’s 39 Weeks Project  

PubMed Central

BACKGROUND Despite long-standing guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists that call for avoiding elective births prior to 39 weeks of gestation, elective deliveries make up almost one-third of US births occurring in weeks 36–38. Poor outcomes are more likely for infants born electively before 39 weeks than for those born at 39 weeks. The Perinatal Quality Collaborative of North Carolina (PQCNC) undertook the 39 Weeks Project in 2009–2010 with the aim of reducing the number of early-term elective deliveries in North Carolina hospitals. METHODS Participating hospitals (N = 33) provided retrospective data on all early-term deliveries and created new policies, or amended or enforced existing policies, to accomplish the project’s goals. Project activities included in-person learning sessions, regional meetings, webinars, electronic newsletters, a secure extranet Web site where participating hospitals could share relevant materials, and individual leadership consultations with hospital teams. Hospitals submitted monthly data to PQCNC, which provided ongoing training and data analysis. RESULTS Elective deliveries before 39 weeks of gestation decreased 45% over the project period, from 2% to 1.1% of all deliveries. The proportion of elective deliveries among all scheduled early-term deliveries also decreased, from 23.63% to 16.19%. There was an increase in the proportion of patients with documented evidence of medical indications for early delivery, from 62.4% to 88.2%. LIMITATIONS No data were collected to determine whether outcomes changed for patients whose deliveries were deferred. The project also depended on each hospital to code its own data. CONCLUSIONS The PQCNC’s 39 Weeks Project successfully decreased the rate of early-term elective deliveries in participating hospitals. PMID:24830487

Berrien, Kate; Bryant, Katherine; Devente, James; French, Amanda; Cochran, Keith M.; McCaffrey, Marty; Horton, Beth; Chescheir, Nancy

2014-01-01

265

The University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created in 1965 by the North Carolina General Assembly, the Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) is dedicated to improving "the safety, security, access and efficiency of all surface transportation modes through a balanced, interdisciplinary program of research, evaluation and information dissemination." Part of that information dissemination happens via this website, where visitors can find safety information, research reports, and their newsletter. New visitors should look at their "Safety Information" first. Here they will find helpful tips on bicycle safety, pedestrian safety, animal-vehicle crash information, and distracted and drowsy drivers. Moving on, the "Research Library" area contains selected full-text publications based on HSRC staff research, along with an exhaustive bibliography of previous papers from 1967 to 1990. Finally, visitors can also peruse their newsletter, which is published quarterly.

2010-04-19

266

Energy performance of daylit schools in North Carolina  

SciTech Connect

This study analyzes the energy performance and cost of daylit schools designed by Innovative Design in Johnston County, North Carolina. The analysis compares the first-year energy performances of the Clayton and Selma Middle Schools and the K-5 Four Oaks School with similar but non-daylit schools in the County. The two daylit middle schools were completed in the spring of 1993 and the comparison year was July of 1993 through June of 1994. The Four Oaks School was completed in August of 1990 and the first year of collected data was 1991--92. In addition to the three daylit schools listed above, cost information is also provided on two other daylit schools designed by Innovative Design--the Durant Road Middle School (Wake County, NC) and the Clayton Elementary School (Johnston County, NC).

Nicklas, M.; Bailey, G. [Innovative Design, Inc., Raleigh, NC (United States)

1996-10-01

267

Pesticides Present in Migrant Farmworker Housing in North Carolina  

PubMed Central

Background Migrant farmworkers are exposed to pesticides at work. Housing provided to migrant farmworkers may also expose them to pesticides, increasing their health risks. This analysis (1) describes the presence of organophosphorous (OP) and pyrethroid pesticides in North Carolina migrant farmworker houses, and (2) delineates associations of farmworker camp characteristics with pesticide detection and concentration. Methods In 2010, 186 migrant farmworkers camps in NC were recruited (participation rate of 82.3%); pesticide wipe samples for 176 houses were analyzed. Tobacco is the predominant hand-harvested crop in this region. Two farmworkers per camp completed interviews; a third assisted with a housing inspection. Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry was used to detect OP and pyrethroid pesticides. Covariates of pesticide detection and concentration were determined with ANOVA and Tobit regression. Results OPs were found in 166 of 176 houses (average of 2.4/house); pyrethroids were found in 171 houses (average of 4.3/house). The number of different OPs detected in each camp and concentrations of these OPs were not associated with camp and housing characteristics. The number of different pyrethroids detected in each camp and concentrations of these pyrethroids were associated with camps having residents with H2-A visas, a posted North Carolina Department of Labor Certificate of Inspection, no barracks, fewer residents, no bedroom weather protection or floor violations, and no roaches. Conclusions Farmworkers are exposed to pesticides where they live. Policy on removing pesticides from farmworker houses is needed. Reducing pesticides in farmworker houses will reduce one health risk confronted by this vulnerable population. PMID:24038176

Arcury, Thomas A.; Lu, Chensheng; Chen, Haiying; Quandt, Sara A.

2014-01-01

268

Rapid Holocene coastal change revealed by high-resolution micropaleontological analysis, Pamlico Sound, North Carolina, USA  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Foraminiferal analyses of 404 contiguous samples, supported by diatom, lithologic, geochronologic and seismic data, reveal both rapid and gradual Holocene paleoenvironmental changes in an 8.21-m vibracore taken from southern Pamlico Sound, North Carolina. Data record initial flooding of a latest Pleistocene river drainage and the formation of an estuary 9000 yr ago. Estuarine conditions were punctuated by two intervals of marine influence from approximately 4100 to 3700 and 1150 to 500 cal yr BP. Foraminiferal assemblages in the muddy sand facies that accumulated during these intervals contain many well-preserved benthic foraminiferal species, which occur today in open marine settings as deep as the mid shelf, and significant numbers of well-preserved planktonic foraminifera, some typical of Gulf Stream waters. We postulate that these marine-influenced units resulted from temporary destruction of the southern Outer Banks barrier islands by hurricanes. The second increase in marine influence is coeval with increased rate of sea-level rise and a peak in Atlantic tropical cyclone activity during the Medieval Climate Anomaly. This high-resolution analysis demonstrates the range of environmental variability and the rapidity of coastal change that can result from the interplay of changing climate, sea level and geomorphology in an estuarine setting.

Grand Pre, Candace; Culver, Stephen J.; Mallinson, David J.; Farrell, Kathleen M.; Corbett, D. Reide; Horton, Benjamin P.; Hillier, Caroline; Riggs, Stanley R.; Snyder, Scott W.; Buzas, Martin A.

2011-11-01

269

Assessing the public's health: community diagnosis in North Carolina.  

PubMed Central

The community diagnosis process in North Carolina has evolved over a period of years. It began in 1974 and gained great impetus during and after 1983. It serves to address the "true" health problems of the State's citizenry through the identification and communication of these problems from the local level to the State. In this "bottom-up" planning process, conducted biennially, the State health department prepares 100 county-specific health data books and an accompanying guide that advise local health department personnel on the concepts, methods, and materials of community diagnosis. The data books and guides are presented at a series of workshops to county health department personnel who subsequently analyze the data in the light of their local situations and report back to the State their county's priority health problems and strategies for solving them. This county information is then used by the State health director to determine funding requests to the legislature. In the end, it is hoped that the products of this process serve the ultimate goal of allocating resources according to priorities to meet the documented health needs of North Carolinians. "The Future of Public Health," authored by a committee of the Institute of Medicine, defines a health planning and leadership role for a local health authority that is fundamental to the protection of the community's health. Community diagnosis provides for the kind of needs assessment that is crucial to that role. PMID:8464976

Surles, K B; Blue, K P

1993-01-01

270

Effect of North Carolina's restriction on teenage driver cell phone use two years after implementation.  

PubMed

A majority of states now restrict teenagers from using a mobile communication device while driving. The effect of these restrictions is largely unknown. In a previous study, we found North Carolina's teenage driver cell phone restriction had little influence on young driver behavior four months after the law took effect (Foss et al., 2009). The goal of the present study was to examine the longer-term effect of North Carolina's cell phone restriction. It was expected that compliance with the restriction would increase, as awareness of the restriction grew over time. Teenagers were observed at high schools in North Carolina approximately two years after the law was implemented. Observations were also conducted in South Carolina, which did not have a cell phone restriction. In both states, there was a broad decrease in cell phone use. A logistic regression analysis showed the decrease in cell phone use did not significantly differ between the two states. Although hand-held cell phone use decreased, there was an increase in the likelihood that drivers in North Carolina were observed physically manipulating a phone. Finally, a mail survey of teenagers in North Carolina showed awareness for the cell phone restriction now stands at 78% among licensed teens. Overall, the findings suggest North Carolina's cell phone restriction has had no long-term effect on the behavior of teenage drivers. Moreover, it appears many teenage drivers may be shifting from talking on a phone to texting. PMID:22664702

Goodwin, Arthur H; O'Brien, Natalie P; Foss, Robert D

2012-09-01

271

Influence of geologic framework on Barrier Islands in North Carolina  

SciTech Connect

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.

Riggs, S.R. (East Carolina Univ., Greenville, NC (United States). Dept. of Geology)

1993-03-01

272

Geospatial analysis of a coastal sand dune field evolution: Jockey's Ridge, North Carolina  

E-print Network

Geospatial analysis of a coastal sand dune field evolution: Jockey's Ridge, North Carolina Helena Carolina 1. Introduction Highly dynamic coastal topography, characterized by rapidly moving sand dunes and effective management of highly dynamic coastal features located in areas under development pressures

Mitasova, Helena

273

78 FR 44890 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina; Control Techniques Guidelines...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Charlotte--Gastonia--Rock Hill, North Carolina--South Carolina...County that falls within the Rock Hill- Fort Mill Area Transportation...issued prior to enactment of the 1990 amendments to the CAA...provided that they meet the criteria of the CAA. Accordingly,...

2013-07-25

274

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Carson, Homer S., III

2005-01-01

275

40 CFR 282.83 - North Carolina State-Administered Program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

40 Protection of Environment 27 2011-07-01 2011-07-01...Section 282.83 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY...the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources,...

2011-07-01

276

40 CFR 282.83 - North Carolina State-Administered Program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

40 Protection of Environment 26 2010-07-01 2010-07-01...Section 282.83 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY...the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources,...

2010-07-01

277

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

SciTech Connect

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.

Not Available

1981-08-01

278

North Carolina's First Postsecondary Technical Institute: A Prosser Model in the Midst of a Dewey Trend.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The North Carolina Center for Applied Textile Technology espouses the ideas of Charles Prosser. Its success in student recruitment, retention, and employability are thus based on a philosophy different from Dewey's, which is advocated by many vocational educators. (SK)

Griffin, Deborah A.; Herren, Ray V.

1998-01-01

279

North Carolina State University is a land-grant university and a constituent institution  

E-print Network

, and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) at North Carolina State University (NCSU) expects to fill two new tenure faculty members, about 800 undergraduates and 315 graduate students. Successful candidates persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. Persons with disabilities requiring

280

Breastfeeding Promotion Among WIC-Participating Women in North Carolina. Abstract, Executive Summary of Dissertation.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

There is an urgent need to develop breastfeeding promotion programs for low-income mothers and to evaluate effects of nursery formula discharge packs upon breastfeeding. We used integrated qualitative-quantitative methods among North Carolina WIC-particip...

D. D. Fredrickson

1996-01-01

281

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

EPA Science Inventory

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...

282

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

EPA Science Inventory

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...

283

ATMOSPHERIC VOLATILE HYDROCARBON COMPOSITION AT FIVE REMOTE SITES IN NORTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA  

EPA Science Inventory

The results of a study to measure the volatile hydrocarbon composition of the atmosphere at several sites in the southern Appalachian Mountains of northwestern North Carolina are presented. Ambient air was sampled repeatedly at five geographically and botanically different remote...

284

State-Level Reforms That Support College-Level Program Changes in North Carolina  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This chapter describes the concurrent reforms occurring in North Carolina--both campus-level changes focused on such issues as developing structured programs of study and state-level reforms aimed at supporting the campus efforts.

Bowling, R. Edward; Morrissey, Sharon; Fouts, George M.

2014-01-01

285

Spawning habitat of the Atlantic menhaden in Onslow Bay, North Carolina  

E-print Network

to sample pelagic eggs of the Atlantic menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus) from 3-m depth off North Carolina eggs, Atlantic menhaden, Brevoortia tyrannus, Gulf Stream, model, transport, recruitment, sampling, variogram, CUFES, SABRE INTRODUCTION The Atlantic menhaden, Brevoortia tyrannus, exhibits large, interannual

North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

286

Seat Belt Incentive Programs: An Extension to Three North Carolina High Schools.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report describes seat belt incentive programs with three North Carolina high schools and thus represents an extension of earlier incentive activity by the Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC). A similar method was utilized in all of the efforts, wher...

W. W. Hunter, A. R. Woodward

1985-01-01

287

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Office of the Comptroller of the Currency [OCC Charter Number 713558] HomeTrust Bank, Clyde, North Carolina; Approval of Conversion Application Notice is hereby given that on May 14, 2012, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)...

2012-08-28

288

Atmospheric influences on Gulf Stream fluctuations off Onslow Bay, North Carolina  

E-print Network

ATMOSPHERIC INFLUENCES ON GULF STREAM FLUCTUATIONS OFF ONSLOW BAY, NORTH CAROLINA A Thesis by ROBERT LESTER COHEN Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE December 1981 Major Subject: Oceanography ATMOSPHERIC INFLUENCES ON GULP STREAM FLUCTUATIONS OFF ONSLOW BAY, NORTH CAROLINA A Thesis by ROBERT LESTER COHEN Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Committee) (Member) (Member...

Cohen, Robert Lester

2012-06-07

289

Do Schools in North Carolina have Policies that Promote Nutrition for School Age Children  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to determine the extent school districts in North Carolina have policies that promote nutrition for school age children and the degree to which these policies were consistent with the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) GuidelinesforSchoolHealthProgramstoPromoteLifelongHealthyEating . School food service directors of each public school district in North Carolina (N=117) were surveyed by questionnaire at

D. Barratt; N. Cross; M. Mattfeldt-Beman; B. Katz

1998-01-01

290

Mercury distribution in contaminated surface sediments from four estuaries, khuzestan shore, north part of persian gulf.  

PubMed

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

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

2014-11-01

291

77 FR 3611 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina: Approval of Section 110(a)(1...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Carolina: Approval of Section 110(a)(1) Maintenance Plan for the Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point 1-Hour Ozone Maintenance Area to Maintain...Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, North Carolina 1-hour ozone maintenance area,...

2012-01-25

292

MTBE and aromatic hydrocarbons in North Carolina stormwater runoff.  

PubMed

A total of 249 stormwater samples were collected from 46 different sampling locations in North Carolina over an approximate 1-year period and analyzed to identify land use types where fuel oxygenates and aromatic hydrocarbons may be present in higher concentrations and at greater frequency. Samples were analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry in ion selective mode to achieve a quantitation limit of 0.05 microg/l. m-,p-Xylene and toluene were detected in over half of all samples analyzed, followed by MTBE: o-xylene: 1,3,5-trimethylbenzene: ethylbenzene; and 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene. Benzene, DIPE, TAME and 1,2,3-trimethylbenzene were detected in < 10% of the samples analyzed. Median contaminant concentrations (when detected) varied from 0.07 microg/l for ethylbenzene to 0.11 microg/l for toluene. All of the locations with significantly higher contaminant concentrations were associated with direct runoff from a gas station or discharge of contaminated groundwater from a former leaking underground storage tank. For all of the aromatic hydrocarbons, the maximum observed contaminant concentrations were over an order of magnitude lower than current drinking water standards. PMID:11996377

Borden, Robert C; Black, David C; McBlief, Kathleen V

2002-01-01

293

Uranium favorability of part of the Raleigh Quadrangle, North Carolina  

SciTech Connect

Part of the Raleigh, North Carolina, 1/sup 0/ by 2/sup 0/ quadrangle was evaluated to identify geologic environments favorable for uranium. Tabular sandstone deposits may occur in the Triassic basins where the Cumnock Formation interfingers with the Sanford Formation. The uranium deposits may have formed where humic and fulvic acids were expelled from lacustrine sediments to form tabular humate deposits. Later, uranium could have been concentrated and fixed when uranium-bearing ground water passed through the humate in the sandstone. Uranium may also have been precipitated in reducing environments associated with organic debris in the Pekin and Sanford Formations away from the borders of the Cumnock Formation. Analysis of water collected from wells near Corinth suggests uranium may have concentrated along fractures and faults which may be more permeable than the sediments themselves. No uranium occurrences are known in the Triassic basins, but they may have been leached during saprolitization. Water wells in quartz monzonite south of Lillington contain anomalous amounts of uranium, and the quartz monzonite contains anomalous amounts of U/sub 3/O/sub 8/. The quartz monzonite may contain orthomagmatic deposits, and allogenic deposits may have formed in the surrounding area. Further work in the quadrangle must include geochemical and radon analyses and studies of hydrology and paleohydrology.

Chew, R.T. III; Hacke, C.M.

1982-03-01

294

Estuaries  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

An estuary is a body of water that is created when freshwater from rivers and streams flows into the saltwater of an ocean. To understand this mixing of fresh and salt water, learners go through several activities: 1) in Salt and Water, learners dissolve salt crystals in water to observe their effects on water; 2) in Making a Salt Wedge, learners make a model of a salt wedge estuary, which occurs in nature when the mouth of a river flows directly into seawater; 3) in Plant Dehydration learners observe the effects of salinity (salt content in the water) on live plants. Includes a wrap-up guide for group discussions.

Jersey, New; Center, Liberty S.; Coalition, New J.

2006-01-01

295

Documenting the American South: Colonial and State Records of North Carolina  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Documenting the American South collections from the University of North Carolina are a veritable cornucopia of material about the vast cultural and historical legacy of this complex region. The digitization project was made possible by a Library Services and Technology Act grant distributed through the State Library of North Carolina. Visitors can delve into the colonial and state records of North Carolina by looking over 26 volumes of material. These volumes were originally published between 1886 and 1907 and feature a four-volume master index. Visitors can search the entire archive via the search engine or click on the small icons to open documents like "A New Map of Carolina" from 1690 or the engraving titled "Governor Tyron and the Regulators". Also, users can click on the Browse CSR tab to look around by volume, date, or creator type.

2013-04-26

296

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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.

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

2010-01-01

297

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2007-01-01

298

North Carolina Rural Adjustment Studies. A Study of Farm Families and Their Level of Living-Income Patterns in Watauga County, North Carolina.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purposes of this 1961 study were to identify attitudes and goals of farm people in low income areas and to relate these factors and selected social and personal factors to patterns of adjustment to economic and situational conditions. The sample for the study consisted of 296 farm families in Watauga County, North Carolina. Results of the…

McCann, Glenn C.

299

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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;…

Haggerty, Joann H.

300

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

EPA Science Inventory

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...

301

Heavy Metals Exposures among Mexican Farmworkers in Eastern North Carolina  

PubMed Central

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

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

302

Silicosis and lung cancer in North Carolina dusty trades workers.  

PubMed

Since 1940, 760 cases of silicosis have been diagnosed as part of the State of North Carolina's (NC) pneumoconiosis surveillance program for dusty trades workers. Vital status was ascertained through 1983 for 714 cases that had been diagnosed since 1940 and death certificates were obtained for 546 of the 550 deceased. Mortality from tuberculosis, cancer of the intestine and lung, pneumonia, bronchitis, emphysema, asthma, pneumoconiosis, and kidney disease was significantly increased in whites. Mortality from tuberculosis, ischemic heart disease, and pneumoconiosis was significantly increased in non-whites. The standardized mortality ratio (95% CI) for lung cancer based on U.S. rates was 2.6 (1.8-3.6) in whites, 2.3 (1.5-3.4) in those who had no exposure to other known occupational carcinogens, and 2.4 (1.5-3.6) in those who had no other exposure and who had been diagnosed for silicosis while employed in the NC dusty trades. Age-adjusted lung cancer rates in silicotics who had no exposure to other known occupational carcinogens were 1.5 (.8-2.9) times higher than that in a referent group of coal miners with coalworkers' pneumoconiosis (CWP) and 2.4 (1.5-3.9) times higher than that in a referent group of non-silicotic metal miners. Age- and smoking-adjusted rates in silicotics were 3.9 (2.4-6.4) times higher than that in metal miners. This analysis effectively controls for confounding by age, cigarette smoking, and exposure to other known occupational carcinogens, and it is unlikely that other correlates of silica exposure could explain the excess lung cancer mortality in the silicotics. PMID:1867218

Amandus, H E; Shy, C; Wing, S; Blair, A; Heineman, E F

1991-01-01

303

Water quality of North Carolina streams. Chapter E  

SciTech Connect

Interpretation of water-quality data for the Yadkin-Pee Dee River system, has identified water-quality variations, characterized the current condition of the river in reference to water-quality standards, estimated the degree of pollution caused by man, and evaluated long-term trends in concentrations of major dissolved constituents. Overall, the ambient water quality of the Yadkin-Pee Dee River system is satisfactory for most water uses. Iron and manganese concentrations are often above desirable levels, but they are not unusually high in comparison to other North Carolina streams. Lead concentrations also periodically rise above the recommended criterion for domestic water use. Mercury concentrations frequently exceed, and pH levels fall below, the recommended criteria for protection of aquatic life. Dissolved-oxygen levels, while generally good, are lowest at the Pee Dee near Rockingham, due to the station's location not far downstream from a lake. Suspended sediment is the most significant water-quality problem of the Yadkin-Pee Dee River. The major cation in the river is sodium and the major anions are bicarbonate and carbonate. Nutrient concentrations are high enough to allow rich algal growth. Eutrophication is currently a problem in the Yadkin-Pee Dee, particularly in High Rock Lake. Statistically significant trends show a pattern of increasing concentration of most dissolved constituents over time, with a leveling off and declines in the middle of late 1970's. Relatively steady increases in sulfate and in nitrate and a steady decrease in pH with time probably are largely due to the increasing acidity of atmospheric precipitation. 43 figs., 22 tabs.

Harned, D.; Meyer, D.

1983-01-01

304

Burden of Cancer from Chemicals in North Carolina Drinking Water  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Monitoring programs required by the U.S. Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) currently do not consider potential differences in chemical exposure patterns and human health risks. Rather, U.S. agencies establish monitoring requirements based on the type of water system and the number of people the system serves; within categories of systems, all potentially carcinogenic chemicals must be monitored with equal frequency, regardless of the potential level of risk these chemicals pose. To inform future policies concerning contaminant monitoring under the SDWA, we examined the potential health threats in North Carolina from the 34 carcinogenic chemicals covered under the SDWA. We analyzed reported contaminant concentration data for all community water systems (CWSs) for the years 1998-2011. We employed an attributable fraction approach that uses probabilistic inputs to evaluate the percent of cancer cases that may be attributable to chemical exposure in drinking water. We found that cancer risks are dominated by 3 of the 34 chemicals and chemical classes (total trihalomethanes (TTHMs), arsenic and gross alpha particles); all other chemicals contribute to less than one cancer case per year in the state. We showed that around 840 cases of cancer annually (2% of annual cancer cases) are attributable to contaminated drinking water. The majority cases are due to TTHMs, arsenic and gross alpha particles, which contributed 810 (95% CI 560-1,280), 14 (95% CI 3 -32), and 13 (95% CI 2-48) cases, respectively. Sixty-seven counties had annual cancer rates higher than 1 in 10,000 attributable to community water systems. Annual cancer rate attributable to chemicals found in drinking water that are regulated under the safe drinking water act.

DeFelice, N.

2013-12-01

305

Beryllium resources of the tin-spodumene belt, North Carolina  

USGS Publications Warehouse

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.

Griffitts, Wallace R.

1954-01-01

306

Subseasonal climate variability for North Carolina, United States  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Subseasonal trends in climate variability for maximum temperature (Tmax), minimum temperature (Tmin) and precipitation were evaluated for 249 ground-based stations in North Carolina for 1950-2009. The magnitude and significance of the trends at all stations were determined using the non-parametric Theil-Sen Approach (TSA) and the Mann-Kendall (MK) test, respectively. The Sequential Mann-Kendall (SQMK) test was also applied to find the initiation of abrupt trend changes. The lag-1 serial correlation and double mass curve were employed to address the data independency and homogeneity. Using the MK trend test, statistically significant (confidence level ? 95% in two-tailed test) decreasing (increasing) trends by 44% (45%) of stations were found in May (June). In general, trends were decreased in Tmax and increased in Tmin data series in subseasonal scale. Using the TSA method, the magnitude of lowest (highest) decreasing (increasing) trend in Tmax is - 0.050 °C/year (+ 0.052 °C/year) in the monthly series for May (March) and for Tmin is - 0.055 °C/year (+ 0.075 °C/year) in February (December). For the precipitation time series using the TSA method, it was found that the highest (lowest) magnitude of 1.00 mm/year (- 1.20 mm/year) is in September (February). The overall trends in precipitation data series were not significant at the 95% confidence level except that 17% of stations were found to have significant (confidence level ? 95% in two-tailed test) decreasing trends in February. The statistically significant trend test results were used to develop a spatial distribution of trends: May for Tmax, June for Tmin, and February for precipitation. A correlative analysis of significant temperature and precipitation trend results was examined with respect to large scale circulation modes (North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) and Southern Oscillation Index (SOI). A negative NAO index (positive-El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) index) was found to be associated with the decreasing precipitation in February during 1960-1980 (2000-2009). The incremental trend in Tmin in the inter-seasonal (April-October) time scale can be associated with the positive NAO index during 1970-2000.

Sayemuzzaman, Mohammad; Jha, Manoj K.; Mekonnen, Ademe; Schimmel, Keith A.

2014-08-01

307

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hilburn, Jeremy; Fitchett, Paul G.

2012-01-01

308

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Christenson, James A.; Hamilton, Vance E.

309

Status of the Smooth Greensnake (Opheodrys vernalis) in North Carolina and Virginia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Opheodrys vernalis occurs in high elevation open habitats in the southern Appalachians in West Virginia, Virginia, and formerly in North Carolina. I review the available literature, museum, and personal observation records of this colubrid snake in the southeastern portion of its wide and fragmented range in North America. Extant populations occur in portions of the Blue Ridge Mountains along the

Joseph C. Mitchell

310

Improving the quality of care for Medicaid patients with chronic diseases: Community Care of North Carolina.  

PubMed

Community Care of North Carolina's provider-driven approach to quality improvement has benefitted tens of thousands of North Carolinians with diabetes, asthma, hypertension, heart failure, and cardiovascular disease, and it has achieved better results than commercial Medicaid managed care nationally. Substantial opportunities remain, however, particularly for patients with complex care needs. PMID:23802479

DuBard, C Annette

2013-01-01

311

LOCATING WILDLIFE UNDERPASSES PRIOR TO EXPANSION OF HIGHWAY 64 IN NORTH CAROLINA  

Microsoft Academic Search

North Carolina=s U.S. Highway 64 (US64) is currently being expanded from a two-lane road to a four-lane divided highway from Raleigh to the Outer Banks. This expansion has the potential to improve the local economy and increase the efficiency of hurricane evacuations. However, US64 may also inhibit the movement of wildlife and increase the incidence of vehicle-animal collisions. Our research

Brian K. Scheick; Mark D. Jones

312

Microphytobenthos interannual variations in a north-European estuary (Loire estuary, France) detected by visible-infrared multispectral remote sensing  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Estuarine intertidal sediments are colonized by photosynthetic microorganisms grouped under the generic term of microphytobenthos (MPB). These microbial assemblages form transient biofilms at the sediment surface and have important ecosystem functions. MPB biofilms are well known to exhibit high microscale patchiness whereas meso- and macroscale spatio-temporal structures are little known. In this work, satellite remote sensing was used to map MPB assemblages at such scales. MPB interannual distribution was investigated in the poly- and mesohaline domain of the north-European estuary (Loire estuary), using a multispectral SPOT image time series (1991-2009). The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) was calculated from two SPOT channels, XS2 and XS3, (red and near-infrared wavelengths, respectively). MPB biofilms were identified by NDVI values between 0 and 0.3. At the scale of the whole intertidal area, the results showed that MPB biofilms in the Loire estuary exhibited perennial structures in both the polyhaline and mesohaline sectors, occupying nearly 90% of the mudflat surfaces. MPB biofilm density was closely associated with intertidal position, with thicker biofilms developing mostly in the upper and middle shore, and formed kilometric longitudinal structures parallel to the shoreline. Mean NDVI values showed a strong positive correlation with mean seasonal air temperature (? = 0.714, p < 0.05 in the polyhaline domain and ? = 0.810, p < 0.05 in the mesohaline domain), with a strong correlation in the upper intertidal mudflat (between +3 and 4 m isobaths). Negative wind effect was mainly detected in the upper intertidal areas, particularly between the +3 and 4 m isobaths (? = -0.810, p < 0.05 in the polyhaline domain and ? = -0.910 in the mesohaline).

Benyoucef, Ismaïl; Blandin, Elodie; Lerouxel, Astrid; Jesus, Bruno; Rosa, Philippe; Méléder, Vona; Launeau, Patrick; Barillé, Laurent

2014-01-01

313

Trends in fatal occupational injuries and industrial restructuring in North Carolina in the 1980s.  

PubMed Central

OBJECTIVES: This study examined the relationship between changes in employment in North Carolina in the 1980s and fatal occupational injury rates. METHODS: Unintentional fatal occupational injuries (n = 1989) in North Carolina between 1978 and 1991 were identified via the medical examiner's system. RESULTS: Overall fatal injury rates declined during the 1980s, but rates increased 9.6% per year among manufacturing industries that declined in employment size; rates fell among service sector and manufacturing industries that grew. CONCLUSIONS: Increasing occupational fatal injury rates accompanied the decline in workforce in North Carolina's traditional, labor-intensive manufacturing industries during the 1980s, while service sector and expanding manufacturing industries have experienced declining fatal injury rates. PMID:9224194

Richardson, D; Loomis, D

1997-01-01

314

Employment and program opportunities are offered to all people regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. North Carolina State University, North CarolinaA&T State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments  

E-print Network

origin, sex, age, or disability. North Carolina State University, North CarolinaA&T State University, U selected specifically for the intended soil media depth and climate region; the vegetation layer is roof planting soil media adapted to the plant level, either lightweight or heavier weighted media is used

Hunt, William F.

315

IMPACT OF BURROWING SHRIMP POPULATIONS ON NITROGEN CYCLING AND WATER QUALITY IN WESTERN NORTH AMERICAN TEMPERATE ESTUARIES  

EPA Science Inventory

Thalassinid burrowing shrimp (predominantly, Neotrypaea californiensis and Upogebia pugettensis) inhabit large expanses of tide flats in North American Pacific estuaries, from British Columbia to Baja California. Feeding, burrowing, and burrow irrigation by burrowing shrimp can ...

316

IMPACT OF BURROWING SHRIMP POPULATIONS ON C, N CYCLING AND WATER QUALITY IN WESTERN NORTH AMERICAN TEMPERATE ESTUARIES  

EPA Science Inventory

Thalassinid burrowing shrimp (predominantly, Neotrypaea californiensis and Upogebia pugettensis) inhabit large expanses of tide flats in North American Pacific estuaries, from British Columbia to Baja California. Feeding, burrowing, and burrow irrigation by burrowing shrimp can ...

317

North Carolina Museum of Art: Mystery of the Poison-Dart Frog  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by the North Carolina Museum of Art, this nicely designed website invites visitors to take a virtual journey to Costa Rica to uncover the Mystery of the Poison-Dart Frog. Prior to beginning the mystery adventure, site visitors are encouraged to research several animals, works of animal art, and the geography of Costa Rica. The science information provided by this site is not extensive, but it is presented in a fun, interactive format. The website is offered in Spanish and English and includes a list of related links. In addition, the site provides Competency Goals for teachers in North Carolina, and will be adding a Classroom Connection section in the future.

318

An observation-well network concept as applied to North Carolina  

USGS Publications Warehouse

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.

Winner, M.D., Jr.

1981-01-01

319

Estuaries of the South Atlantic Coast of North America: Their Geographical Richard Dame; Merryl Alber; Dennis Allen; Michael Mallin; Clay Montague; Alan Lewitus;  

E-print Network

to subtropical with sea level rise and hurri- canes having a major impact on the region's estuaries because Carolina 28403 University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611 Texas A &M University, College Station, Texas 77843 'Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Fort Pierce, Florida 34946 ABSTRACT: Estuaries

Mallin, Michael

320

University of North Carolina at Charlotte Design and Construction Manual Section 3, Annex B Construction Waste Management  

E-print Network

­ Construction Waste Management ANNEX B WASTE REDUCTION & RECYCLING GUIDELINES #12;University of North CarolinaUniversity of North Carolina at Charlotte Design and Construction Manual Section 3, Annex B at Charlotte Design and Construction Manual Section 3, Annex B ­ Construction Waste Management WASTE REDUCTION

Xie,Jiang (Linda)

321

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

PubMed

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

Garrison, Herbert G; Smith, Jennifer L

2010-01-01

322

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2004-01-01

323

Report of Student Performance in Writing, 2001-2002: Grades 4 and 7. North Carolina Testing Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this report is to provide information about the level of student performance in the area of writing based on results from the annual on-demand writing sample required during the North Carolina Writing Assessment at grades 4 and 7 for 2001-02. The report was generated using aggregate student data from North Carolina public schools,…

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Instructional Services.

324

The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  

E-print Network

The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History The University of North Carolina Volunteer Application The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History Name: Date of Birth: mm Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 150

Whitton, Mary C.

325

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2002-01-01

326

Taxation--Rejection of the "Public Purpose" Requirement for State Tax Exemption--In re University of North Carolina.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The origin of the "public purpose" requirement in North Carolina and the contrary authority exempting property from taxation solely on the basis of state ownership is examined. The North Carolina Supreme Court declared exemptions for "public purposes" unconstitutional. (Available from: Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem, NC 27109,…

Massey, David Sanders

1981-01-01

327

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

SciTech Connect

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.

Horton, J.W. Jr.; Stern, T.W. (Geological Survey, Reston, VA (United States))

1994-03-01

328

Energy Policy Program North Carolina State University, Campus Box 7401, Raleigh, NC 27695 | 919-515-3480 | www.ncsc.ncsu.edu 2011  

E-print Network

Economy Commercial Solar Incentives #12;North Carolina Renewable Energy Tax Credit North Carolina offers that the N.C. tax credit also applies to wind, hydroelectric, biomass and biofuels equipment. Expenditures

329

Effects of dredging and open-water disposal on benthic macroinvertebrates in a South Carolina estuary  

Microsoft Academic Search

Approximately 28,475 m3 of muddy sediments were dredged from a shoal in a South Carolina estuarine system and released near the surface at a nearby\\u000a site having high tidal current velocities. Effects at the dredged sites included decreased macrofaunal abundance and changes\\u000a in species composition. These effects appeared to be short term, with substantial recovery occurring within 3 months. Rapid

Robert F. Van Dolah; Dale R. Calder; David M. Knott

1984-01-01

330

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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.

Clark, T. W.

1998-01-01

331

Wind Energy | www.ncsc.ncsu.edu North Carolina State University, Campus Box 7401, Raleigh, NC 27695 | 1 919-515-3480 | www.ncsc.ncsu.edu  

E-print Network

| 1 919-515-3480 | www.ncsc.ncsu.edu U.S. Wind Industry Wind energy development is growing rapidly manufacturing facilities for wind energy components. North Carolina Wind Industry North Carolina has greatWind Energy | www.ncsc.ncsu.edu North Carolina State University, Campus Box 7401, Raleigh, NC 27695

332

The Treatment of the Mentally Retarded Offender in the State of North Carolina.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two programs developed by the State of North Carolina are described which are designed to provide special services to the mentally retarded incarcerated adult male. Based on results of an assessment of adaptive skills believed relevant to coping in the prison population, coupled with an intellectual quotient (IQ) below 70, offenders may be placed…

Kazar, David Byron

333

Merit Aid in North Carolina: A Case Study of a "Nonevent"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Ness, Erik C.; Mistretta, Molly A.

2010-01-01

334

Policy Adoption in North Carolina and Tennessee: A Comparative Case Study of Lottery Beneficiaries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Ness, Erik C.; Mistretta, Molly A.

2009-01-01

335

University of North Carolina at Charlotte Design and Construction Manual Section 2, Division 03 Concrete  

E-print Network

­ Concrete SECTION 2 DIVISION 03 CONCRETE #12;University of North Carolina at Charlotte Design and Construction Manual Section 2, Division 03 ­ Concrete DIVISION 3 - CONCRETE Note: This is a guide for Designers. SECTION 03 3000 ­ CAST-IN-PLACE CONCRETE PART 1 - GENERAL 1.1 DESCRIPTION A. The work specified

Xie,Jiang (Linda)

336

Analyses of the Impact of School Uniforms on Violence in North Carolina Public High Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Johnson, Wesley Scott

2010-01-01

337

Cost-effectiveness of the stream-gaging program in North Carolina  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This report documents the results of a study of the cost-effectiveness of the stream-gaging program in North Carolina. Data uses and funding sources are identified for the 146 gaging stations currently operated in North Carolina with a budget of $777,600 (1984). As a result of the study, eleven stations are nominated for discontinuance and five for conversion from recording to partial-record status. Large parts of North Carolina 's Coastal Plain are identified as having sparse streamflow data. This sparsity should be remedied as funds become available. Efforts should also be directed toward defining the efforts of drainage improvements on local hydrology and streamflow characteristics. The average standard error of streamflow records in North Carolina is 18.6 percent. This level of accuracy could be improved without increasing cost by increasing the frequency of field visits and streamflow measurements at stations with high standard errors and reducing the frequency at stations with low standard errors. A minimum budget of $762,000 is required to operate the 146-gage program. A budget less than this does not permit proper service and maintenance of the gages and recorders. At the minimum budget, and with the optimum allocation of field visits, the average standard error is 17.6 percent.

Mason, R. R.; Jackson, N. M.

1985-01-01

338

Seasonal controls on sediment delivery in a small coastal plain watershed, North Carolina, USA  

E-print Network

years showing that soil erosion is much more rapid and extensive in the Coastal Plain than previouslySeasonal controls on sediment delivery in a small coastal plain watershed, North Carolina, USA the harvesting of crops and mowing of drainage ditches in late autumn, conditions are favorable to soil erosion

Lecce, Scott A.

339

Neogene Seismic Stratigraphic Framework and Fill History of the Northeastern Albemarle Embayment, North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

Seismic and chirp sonar surveys were conducted in the eastern Albemarle Sound and adjacent tributaries and the inner continental shelf to define the geologic framework and evolution of the North Carolina coastal system. Surveys were utilized to target paleofluvial channels for drilling and core recovery for the assessment of sea level and climate change during the Quaternary. Lithostratigraphic and chronostratigraphic

D. J. Mallinson; S. R. Riggs; R. Thieler; S. J. Culver; D. R. Corbett; C. W. Hoffman; J. Wehmiller; D. S. Foster

2002-01-01

340

Water Quality Effects of Above-Stream Feeders in Low-Nutrient North Carolina Mountain Streams.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

From 1990-1993, pelletized fish food was added daily to 900-m stretches of four mountain streams by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, in an attempt to increase the standing crop and maximal size of wild trout. This report assesses water qu...

J. F. Gilliam, T. A. Cady

1997-01-01

341

Winter Survivorship and Site Fidelity of Nelson's, Saltmarsh, and Seaside Sparrows in North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

Three species of coastal sparrows (Ammodramus nelsoni, Nelson's Sparrow; A. caudacutus, Saltmarsh Sparrow; and A. maritimus, Seaside Sparrow) reside in North Carolina salt marshes in winter during their nonbreeding periods. We analyzed the timing of migration, survivorship, and site fidelity of these species with mark–recapture data from five winters (2006–2010). By determining the percentage of individuals captured more than once,

Virginia L. Winder; Adriane K. Michaelis; Steven D. Emslie

2012-01-01

342

State Teacher Policy Yearbook: Progress on Teacher Quality, 2007. North Carolina State Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The "State Teacher Policy Yearbook" examines what is arguably the single most powerful authority over the teaching profession: state government. This North Carolina edition of the National Council on Teacher Quality's (NCTQ's) "State Teacher Policy Yearbook" is the first of what will be an annual look at the status of state policies impacting the…

National Council on Teacher Quality, 2007

2007-01-01

343

An Epidemologic Study of High School Football Injuries in North Carolina--1968-1972. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes a study to demonstrate the effectiveness of applying epidemiologic methods in determining the extent of the problem of high school football injuries in North Carolina and to interrelate certain variables associated with the problem of risk in athletics. It provides a descriptive baseline of data on high school football…

Blyth, Carl S.; Mueller, Frederick O.

344

Health Care Reform and Nursing Resource Policy: The North Carolina Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The strategic planning efforts of the North Carolina Center for Nursing include gathering baseline data on the state of the profession, addressing nursing supply and demand, and recommending ways to improve the state's nursing resource database and the numbers of minorities in nursing. (SK)

Girouard, Shirley A.; Smoot, Monica D.

1994-01-01

345

Higher Education Regulation. Report to the 1983 General Assembly of North Carolina, 1984 Session.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The regulation of nonpublic and public postsecondary institutions was studied by the North Carolina Legislative Research Commission. Attention was directed to the following concerns: whether regulation of all postsecondary degree-granting education is needed; whether regulation could best be provided by a governmental licensing process or by a…

North Carolina Legislative Research Commission, Raleigh.

346

University of North Carolina at Charlotte Design and Construction Manual Section 2, Division 21 Fire Suppression  

E-print Network

. B. Standpipe and hose valve systems shall comply with NFPA 14 ­ Installation of Standpipes and HoseUniversity of North Carolina at Charlotte Design and Construction Manual Section 2, Division 21 Design and Construction Manual Section 2, Division 21 ­ Fire Suppression DIVISION 21 - FIRE SUPPRESSION

Xie,Jiang (Linda)

347

More than Child's Play: North Carolina Professor Explores the History of Dolls and Their Sociological Impact  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Yates, Eleanor Lee

2004-01-01

348

German Cockroach Allergen Levels in North Carolina Schools: Comparison of Integrated Pest Management and Conventional  

E-print Network

FORUM German Cockroach Allergen Levels in North Carolina Schools: Comparison of Integrated Pest allergen mitigation in infested homes. The effects of various cockroach control strategies on cockroach populations and allergen concentration have not been examined in schools. This study was conducted to compare

349

FEEDING HABITAT USE BY COLONIALLY-BREEDING HERONS, EGRETS, AND IBISES IN NORTH CAROLINA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nine species of herons, egrets, and ibises were followed by airplane from a nesting colony near Beaufort, North Carolina to their feeding sites. Except for Cattle Egrets, which flew exclusively to fields and dumps, the birds flew mainly to saltmarsh habitat. The selection of feeding habitats by Great Egrets and Louisiana Herons was directly related to tidal depth. The Great

THOMAS W. CUSTER; RONALD C. OSBORN

350

2009-2010 Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Coverage among College Students from 8 Universities in North Carolina  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Poehling, Katherine A.; Blocker, Jill; Ip, Edward H.; Peters, Timothy R.; Wolfson, Mark

2012-01-01

351

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Royal, Patricia; Grobe, William J.

2008-01-01

352

Spatial Analysis of Market Linkages in North Carolina Using Threshold Autoregression Models  

E-print Network

volatility of corn and soybean markets, due primarily to an increase in demand for ethanol based biofuels-2920. Email: anton.bekkerman@montana.edu #12;Abstract In North Carolina, where soybeans and corn are the two primary crops, the recent increase in the demand for U.S. corn has triggered a shift of farm acreage from

Krivobokova, Tatyana

353

Revisioning a School Administrator Preparation Program: A North Carolina Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Phillips, Joy C.

2013-01-01

354

The place of chiropractors in health care delivery: A case study of north Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

Three perspectives on the place of DCs in the United States health care delivery system were derived from the social science literature; system status, cultural congruence, and utilization patterns. North Carolina was used as a case study site to examine these perspectives from a geographical point of view. It was found that DCs were located in smaller places than MDs.

Wilbert M. Gesler

1988-01-01

355

Student Project Work and Abstracts. Beaufort, North Carolina Environmental Studies Project, No. 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Carteret County Board of Education, Beaufort, NC.

356

An Analysis of North Carolina's Rural Health Problems as Perceived by County Rural Development Panels.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Hamilton, Vance E., Comp.

357

Alcohol-Related Morbidity and Mortality in North Carolina. SCHS Studies No. 41.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents data from a variety of secondary sources in an attempt to document that alcohol abuse is a serious problem in North Carolina, resulting in sickness, medical care use, death, and substantial economic costs. The primary source of data presented in this report is the Medical Examiner data system, which contains information for…

Buescher, Paul A.; Patetta, Michael J.

358

North Carolina Standard Course of Study and Grade Level Competencies, K-12.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this North Carolina Standard Course of Study is to guarantee that all students have equal access to the same basic curriculum. It provides a detailed, integrated curriculum plan for all subjects at all grade levels. The document explains the philosophy and rationale underlying the curriculum, describes and outlines the theoretical…

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Instructional Services.

359

An Evaluation of Education for Indians. Robeson County, North Carolina 1975-1976.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Results of the academic achievement of American Indian students in the Robeson County, North Carolina School Administrative Unit are presented in this document. As part of an evaluation of an educational program funded under the Indian Elementary and Secondary School Assistance Act, this document reflects program impact upon the county, its Lumbee…

Maynor, Waltz

360

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.…

Brown, Frank

1999-01-01

361

For more information about North Carolina Solar Center programs, go to www.ncsc.ncsu.edu  

E-print Network

Technologies Landfill gas is extracted from landfills using a series of wells and a blower/flare (or vacuum depending upon the ultimate use for the gas. From this point, the gas can be simply flared or used Landfill Gas to Energy Capacity in North Carolina Landfill gas (LFG) is created as solid waste decomposes

362

Importance of regular testing of private drinking water systems in North Carolina.  

PubMed

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

Barros, Nirmalla; Rudo, Kenneth; Shehee, Mina

2014-01-01

363

Guide for Implementation of the Continuing Education Unit in the University of North Carolina: Three Documents.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These three documents offer an overview of the efforts of the University of North Carolina to implement the Continuing Education Unit (CEU) in its constituent institutions. Included are a preliminary statement, defining and offering general information regarding the CEU; a speech examining its development, applications, and future; and a guide…

North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh.

364

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

365

Improving quality of health care using the North Carolina Immunization Registry.  

PubMed

The North Carolina Immunization Registry (NCIR) is a secure, Web-based clinical tool that serves as an official record of immunization status. This commentary provides an overview of the NCIR and describes how providers, communities, and public health agencies use its data to improve quality of care. PMID:24830495

Dayton, Amanda

2014-01-01

366

Objective and Performance Indicators for North Carolina Competency Testing Program for TOPICS Test and SHARP Test.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Student performance objectives for the North Carolina Senior High Assessment of Reading Performance (SHARP) and the Test of Proficiency in Computation Skills (TOPICS) are given. These minimum competency tests are structured in such a way as to facilitate the transference of school-based learning into everyday life. For example, students taking the…

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

367

[North Carolina Gifted and Talented Minigrant Curriculum Projects: Two Biology Projects].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Brooks, Mary L.; McGrady, Katherine K.

368

Support Among Middle School and High School Students for Smoke-free Policies, North Carolina, 2009  

PubMed Central

Introduction In the United States, little is known about youth attitudes toward smoke-free policies. Our research measures North Carolina middle school and high school students’ opinions about smoke-free policies in indoor and outdoor public places as well as private places such as vehicles, homes, and work environments. Methods Data come from the 2009 North Carolina Youth Tobacco Survey. The overall middle school response rate was 79.2% (n = 3,805 students); the overall high school response rate was 78.2% (n = 3,301 students). To account for the complex survey design and sampling weights, data were analyzed by using SAS survey procedures. Results Most middle school and high school students support smoke-free policies across all venues. Support for smoke-free policies for several venues is also strong among high school students who are current smokers and those who want to stop smoking. Conclusion Until smoke-free legislation becomes universal, youth are at risk for exposure in many venues. The North Carolina legislature can protect the health and well-being of North Carolina youth by passing new legislation that is concordant with youth preferences regarding smoke-free policies. PMID:23286358

McCullough, Anna; Ranney, Leah; Goldstein, Adam O.

2013-01-01

369

1999 Special Olympics World Games, North Carolina. School Enrichment Curriculum Resource Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This resource guide is a collection of activities and lessons that educators can use to promote the 1999 Special Olympics in North Carolina and to increase understanding and acceptance of individuals with mental retardation. Three basic themes are repeated throughout the guide: individuals with mental retardation are valued, contributing members…

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

370

Health Care Savings with the Patient-Centered Medical Home: Community Care of North Carolina's Experience  

PubMed Central

Abstract This study evaluated the financial impact of integrating a systemic care management intervention program (Community Care of North Carolina) with person-centered medical homes throughout North Carolina for non-elderly Medicaid recipients with disabilities during almost 5 years of program history. It examined Medicaid claims for 169,676 non-elderly Medicaid recipients with disabilities from January 2007 through third quarter 2011. Two models were used to estimate the program's impact on cost, within each year. The first employed a mixed model comparing member experiences in enrolled versus unenrolled months, accounting for regional differences as fixed effects and within physician group experience as random effects. The second was a pre-post, intervention/comparison group, difference-in-differences mixed model, which directly matched cohort samples of enrolled and unenrolled members on strata of preenrollment pharmacy use, race, age, year, months in pre-post periods, health status, and behavioral health history. The study team found significant cost avoidance associated with program enrollment for the non-elderly disabled population after the first years, savings that increased with length of time in the program. The impact of the program was greater in persons with multiple chronic disease conditions. By providing targeted care management interventions, aligned with person-centered medical homes, the Community Care of North Carolina program achieved significant savings for a high-risk population in the North Carolina Medicaid program. (Population Health Management 2013;17:141–148) PMID:24053757

DuBard, C. Annette; Ritter, Grant A.; Jackson, Carlos T.

2014-01-01

371

The North Carolina Court Counselor's Intensive Supervision Experiment, Phase III: Final Evaluation Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For 3.5 years, North Carolina has conducted a randomized experimental program designed to provide intensive supervision services for undisciplined youths (status offenders) placed under the protective supervision of the juvenile courts. Updated results from an ongoing systematic evaluation of the project indicate that, for undisciplined youths…

Land, Kenneth C.; McCall, Patricia L.

372

Critical Issues Affecting Internet Instruction within the North Carolina Community College System.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The central purpose of this study was to assess the extent to which community college students and faculty agree on the evaluation and importance of cited critical issues in relation to online instruction. The researcher selected two urban and two rural community colleges in North Carolina to survey students and faculty regarding their…

Kirk, Mary Powell

373

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

PubMed

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

Helm-Murtagh, Susan C

2014-01-01

374

Do Significant Immigrant Inflows Create Negative Education Impacts? Lessons from the North Carolina Public School System  

Microsoft Academic Search

The influx of immigrants has shifted the ethnic composition of public schools in many states. Given the perceived negative impact of significant immigrant inflows, we are interested in investigating if these inflows into a school affect the academic performance of native students who remain. To address this question, we analyze education data from North Carolina, a state that has experienced

Timothy M. Diette; Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere

2012-01-01

375

Understanding Effective Higher Education Programs in Prisons: Considerations from the Incarcerated Individuals Program in North Carolina  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Anders, Allison Daniel; Noblit, George W.

2011-01-01

376

University of North Carolina at Greensboro Career Banding Salary Administration Plan  

E-print Network

Factors equitably in making compensation decisions. This responsibility should be noted on the supervisorUniversity of North Carolina at Greensboro Career Banding Salary Administration Plan Effective and achievement. The career banding program is structured to ensure SPA employees receive fair and equitable

Saidak, Filip

377

Brief reconnaissance study for the addition of hydropower for Liledoun Dam, Liledoun, North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

The feasibility of developing hydroelectric power at the Liledoun Dam in Liledoun, North Carolina was studied. This dam, built in 1920 for water impoundment, has a developable head of 22 ft. Information is presented on: the site characteristics; the potential developer, customer power demand; environmental, institutional and safety aspects of the proposed development; power plant potential and characteristics; and the

Gebhard; T. G. Jr

1982-01-01

378

Brief reconnaissance study for the addition of hydropower for Turnersburg Dam, Turnersburg, North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

The feasibility of developing hydroelectric power at the Turnersburg Dam in Turnersburg, North Carolina was studied. This dam, built in 1900 to provide hydromechanical power to a downstream mill, has a developable head of 24 ft. Information is presented on: the site characteristics; the potential developer; customer power demand; environmental, institutional and safety aspects of the proposed development; power plant

Gebhard; T. G. Jr

1982-01-01

379

Evidence of localized clustering of gastroschisis births in North Carolina, 1999–2004  

Microsoft Academic Search

Examining the geographic distribution of birth defects can be useful in exploratory etiologic research. Identification of clusters of certain defects may uncover possible environmental or socio-economic risk factors and assist with the generation of hypotheses about underlying causes of these conditions. In North Carolina, the prevalence of gastroschisis, a serious abdominal wall defect, has increased over the past decade and

Elisabeth Dowling Root; Robert E. Meyer; Michael E. Emch

2009-01-01

380

Building Geosciences Departments for the Future: Geospatial Initiatives at North Carolina Central University  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two ongoing initiatives funded by the NSF-GEO and NSF-HRD directorates are being used to enhance the geospatial program at the North Carolina Central University (NCCU) to make it a leader, regionally and nationally, in geoscience education. As one of only two Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the southeast offering Geography as a major, NCCU has established a Geospatial

G. Vlahovic; R. Malhotra; M. Renslow; B. Albert; J. Harris

2007-01-01

381

Potential Savings from Abolition of the Death Penalty in North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

Despite the long-term decline in the number of death sentences and the lack of executions, the cost of the death penalty in North Carolina remains high. To document this cost, the empirical analysis here focuses on a recent two-year period, comparing actual costs associated with capital proceedings, with likely costs in the absence of the death penalty. The conclusion: the

Philip J. Cook

2009-01-01

382

Outcomes of an Elementary School-Based Vision Screening Program in North Carolina  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Kemper, Alex R.; Helfrich, Anya; Talbot, Jennifer; Patel, Nita

2012-01-01

383

The UNIVERSITY of NORTH CAROLINA at CHARLOTTE An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer  

E-print Network

The UNIVERSITY of NORTH CAROLINA at CHARLOTTE An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer at CHARLOTTE An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Last known Location of Property and Corrective Action Taken or to be Taken to Prevent Recurrence. A Statement that the Government will Receive

Howitt, Ivan

384

North Carolina Migrant Education Program. 1971 Project Evaluation Reports, Vol. I.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Evaluation reports for 10 of the 23 1971 Summer Migrant Projects in North Carolina are presented in Volume I of this compilation. Each report contains the following information: (1) descriptive statistics and results of student achievement; (2) description of the project as obtained from site team reports and other available information; and (3)…

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

385

Landowners' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Aspirations towards Woody Biomass Markets in North Carolina  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Shaw, Jasmine; Hazel, Dennis; Bardon, Robert; Jayaratne, K. S. U.

2012-01-01

386

North Carolina State University Course Syllabus PO/IMM 757 -001 -Comparative Immunology  

E-print Network

North Carolina State University Course Syllabus PO/IMM 757 - 001 - Comparative Immunology PO/IMM 757 Course Syllabus PO/IMM 757 � Comparative Immunology Section 001 SPRING 2013 3 Credit Hours Course understanding of immunology and disease resistance, and to develop students ability to read, understand

Langerhans, Brian

387

Freedom of Expression for High School Journalists: A Case Study of Selected North Carolina Public Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study examined the freedom of the high school press in North Carolina to determine whether publication guidelines should be in place, and if so, what those guidelines should contain. High school newspaper advisors, high school principals, and high school newspaper editors from large and small, urban and rural, eastern and western high schools…

Phillips, Kay D.

388

Follow-Up of North Carolina Community College Cooperative Education Graduates: Additional Education and Salary Gains.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Johnson, Lillian Riggs

389

Effects of land use on water quality and aquatic biota of three North Carolina Piedmont streams  

Microsoft Academic Search

Three streams in the Piedmont ecoregion of North Carolina were studied to evaluate the effect of land use (forested, agricultural, urban) on water quality and aquatic biota. In comparison with the forested stream, there were few changes in water quality at the agricultural and urban streams. Suspended-sediment yield was greatest for the urban catchment and least at the forested catchment.

David R. Lenat; J. Kent Crawford

1994-01-01

390

Opening Doors for Children: A Study of the North Carolina Community-Based Alternative Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

North Carolina's Community-Based Alternatives (CBA) program serves more than 44,000 youths each year. To obtain local criminal officials' and juvenile justice program practitioners' reactions concerning the operation of the CBA, information was gathered from 107 questionnaires completed by local social service, school, and juvenile court…

John Howard Association, Chicago, IL.

391

North Carolina FHA/HERO Proficiency Event Handbook 1988-1990. "Students Taking Action for Recognition."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook is designed to provide opportunities for members of the North Carolina Association of Future Homemakers of America (FHA) to demonstrate their proficiency with the competencies they have developed through participation in FHA and the home economics education program. The 25 events are designed to help develop lifetime skills in…

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

392

Unintended Consequences of High-Stakes Testing in North Carolina: Teacher Perceptions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines some negative consequences of North Carolina's statewide testing system, based on perceptions of 236 elementary teachers. Respondents reported high levels of stress and lower morale, a narrowed curriculum, and decreased student love of learning. They also believed widespread grade repetition was inevitable. (Contains 15 references.) (MLH)

Hargrove, Tracy Y.; Jones, M. Gail; Jones, Brett D.; Hardin, Belinda; Chapman, Lisa; Davis, Marcia

2000-01-01

393

The Impact of High-Stakes Testing on Teachers and Students in North Carolina.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Under North Carolina's ABC's accountability program, public schools are labeled "exemplary,""meets expectations,""adequate performance," or "low performance." Teachers are given $1,500 bonuses if their schools exceed expectations. A survey found that mandated tests increased student anxiety and negatively influenced instructional strategies and…

Jones, M. Gail; Jones, Brett D.; Hardin, Belinda; Chapman, Lisa; Yarbrough, Tracie; Davis, Marcia

1999-01-01

394

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Gorham, Laura S.

395

University of North Carolina at Charlotte Design and Construction Manual Section 2, Division 10 Specialties  

E-print Network

Documents. SECTION 10 1100 ­ VISUAL DISPLAY SURFACES PART 1 - GENERAL 1.1 SUMMARY A. All classrooms should Signage for Roadways, Parking Lots, Loading Docks, Building Identification, Safety or any other exterior to Section 26 0100 for electrical identification. #12;University of North Carolina at Charlotte Design

Xie,Jiang (Linda)

396

29The North Carolina Geographer The Effects of Local Weather Patterns on Nitrate and Sulfate  

E-print Network

29The North Carolina Geographer The Effects of Local Weather Patterns on Nitrate and Sulfate for the 48 hour period prior to each rain event. In addition, the nitrate and sulfate concentrations were is that there are no obvious or significant relationships between nitrate and sulfate concentrations and local meteorological

Gamble, Douglas W.

397

Perceptions of resource regulation: A comparison of North Carolina fishermen and managers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper compares the attitudes of coastal North Carolina commercial fishermen and state fisheries management personnel. Survey and ethnographic data show managerial policies well aligned with fishermen's attitudes. Regulations already in effect received the support of a majority of the commercial fishermen: e.g., restricted seasons (shrimp), restricted access (oysters and clams), and catch limits (striped bass, flounder, and channel bass).

Roger C. Lowery; Marcus Hepburn; Richard D. Dixon; James Sabella

1983-01-01

398

The Evaluation of North Carolina's State-Sponsored Youth Tobacco Prevention Media Campaign  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Kandra, K. L.; McCullough, A.; Summerlin-Long, S.; Agans, R.; Ranney, L.; Goldstein, A. O.

2013-01-01

399

CHARACTERIZATION OF LAND USE IN RIPARIAN AREAS WITHIN THE CONTENTNEA WATERSHED OF NORTH CAROLINA  

EPA Science Inventory

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...

400

Town of Cape Carteret, North Carolina Land Use Plan: 1987 Update.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This Land Use Plan Update for the Town of Cape Carteret was prepared in accordance with the guidelines of the Coastal Area Management Act of North Carolina. Initial work began in October 1985 and was completed in August 1986. The 1987 Plan is more extensi...

1987-01-01

401

Health care savings with the patient-centered medical home: Community Care of North Carolina's experience.  

PubMed

This study evaluated the financial impact of integrating a systemic care management intervention program (Community Care of North Carolina) with person-centered medical homes throughout North Carolina for non-elderly Medicaid recipients with disabilities during almost 5 years of program history. It examined Medicaid claims for 169,676 non-elderly Medicaid recipients with disabilities from January 2007 through third quarter 2011. Two models were used to estimate the program's impact on cost, within each year. The first employed a mixed model comparing member experiences in enrolled versus unenrolled months, accounting for regional differences as fixed effects and within physician group experience as random effects. The second was a pre-post, intervention/comparison group, difference-in-differences mixed model, which directly matched cohort samples of enrolled and unenrolled members on strata of preenrollment pharmacy use, race, age, year, months in pre-post periods, health status, and behavioral health history. The study team found significant cost avoidance associated with program enrollment for the non-elderly disabled population after the first years, savings that increased with length of time in the program. The impact of the program was greater in persons with multiple chronic disease conditions. By providing targeted care management interventions, aligned with person-centered medical homes, the Community Care of North Carolina program achieved significant savings for a high-risk population in the North Carolina Medicaid program. PMID:24053757

Fillmore, Herbert; DuBard, C Annette; Ritter, Grant A; Jackson, Carlos T

2014-06-01

402

Social class and race disparities in premature stroke mortality among men in North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this work was to examine the association between social class and premature stroke mortality among blacks and whites. For black men and white men in North Carolina, aged 35–54 years, mortality data from vital statistics files and population data from Census Public Use Microdata Sample files were matched according to social class for the years 1984–1993. Four

Michele L. Casper; Elizabeth B. Barnett; Donna L. Armstrong; Wayne H. Giles; Curtis J. Blanton

1997-01-01

403

Infection with Bartonella weissii and Detection of Nanobacterium Antigens in a North Carolina Beef Herd  

Microsoft Academic Search

Very recently, Bartonella organisms have been isolated from large ruminants (deer, elk, and dairy and beef cattle) located in the United States and in France. In this study, we report the serologic, microbiologic, and molecular findings related to the isolation of a Bartonella species in North Carolina beef cattle and the detec- tion of nanobacterial antigen using a commercially available

EDWARD B. BREITSCHWERDT; SUSHAMA SONTAKKE; ALLEN CANNEDY; SUSAN I. HANCOCK; JULIE M. BRADLEY

404

78 FR 64594 - Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in North Carolina  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...project, I-77 High Occupancy/Toll (HOT) lanes, from I-277 (Brookshire Freeway...Carolina: I-77 High Occupancy/Toll (HOT) lanes, Federal Aid No. NHS-077-1...actions: (1) I-3311C--Construct two HOT lanes along I-77 from just north of...

2013-10-29

405

Assessment of College and University Campus Tobacco-Free Policies in North Carolina  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Lee, Joseph G. L.; Goldstein, Adam O.; Klein, Elizabeth G.; Ranney, Leah M.; Carver, Ashlea M.

2012-01-01

406

Effective Methods of Recruiting Occupational Students in the North Carolina Community College System.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed for community college vocational/technical education teachers and recruiters, this manual recommends several approaches to student recruitment that have proved effective by instructors and recruiters throughout North Carolina. Part I discusses the AIDA (Attention, Interest, Desire, and Action) recruitment formula, which offers a…

Hemby, Gene

407

Quantification of odors and odorants from swine operations in North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

A total of 331 different VOCs and fixed gases from swine facilities in North Carolina were identified by gas chromatography and mass spectrometry (GC\\/MS). Of these, 203 were found in air samples adsorbed onto Tenax®, 112 were found in air samples adsorbed onto cotton material, and 167 different compounds were identified in the lagoon samples. The compounds identified were diverse,

Susan S. Schiffman; Jeanette L. Bennett; James H. Raymer

2001-01-01

408

NORTH CAROLINA CAMPUS 2013 Robert L. Sigmon Service-Learning Award  

E-print Network

NORTH CAROLINA CAMPUS COMPACT 2013 Robert L. Sigmon Service-Learning Award ANNOUNCEMENT is the 2013 Robert L. Sigmon Service-Learning Award recipient. This year's nominees included an impressive field of NC service-learning practitioners. Thank you for submitting a nomination. For over a decade, Dr

409

A new species of Tallaperla (Plecoptera: Peltoperlidae) from North Carolina, U.S.A.  

USGS Publications Warehouse

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.

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

2007-01-01

410

The Art of Learning: A Guide to Outstanding North Carolina Arts in Education Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Herman, Miriam L.

411

Standardized Hypnosis Treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: The North Carolina Protocol  

Microsoft Academic Search

The North Carolina protocol is a seven-session hypnosis-treatment approach for irritable bowel syndrome that is unique in that the entire course of treatment is designed for verbatim delivery. The protocol has been tested in two published research studies and found to benefit more than 80% of patients. This article describes the development, content, and testing of the protocol, and how

Olafur S. Palsson

2006-01-01

412

West Onslow Beach and New River Inlet (Topsail Beach), North Carolina  

E-print Network

West Onslow Beach and New River Inlet (Topsail Beach), North Carolina 17 April 2008 Abstract: Topsail Beach lies along the southwestern end of Topsail Island, a sandy barrier island about two miles are estimated at $9,200,00 The proposed project for coastal storm damage reduction is a traditional beach

US Army Corps of Engineers

413

Graduate School (central file copy) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  

E-print Network

Graduate School (central file copy) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill The Graduate School Request for Permission for a Graduate Student to Teach a Graduate Course Within His/Her Own Academic Program Instructions: Please submit all copies to the Graduate School. The program copy

Crews, Stephen

414

The Graduate School and Study Abroad Office University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  

E-print Network

1 The Graduate School and Study Abroad Office University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill The Study Abroad Office and the Graduate School recognize an increasing interest in graduate student programs administered through the Graduate School, including the College of Arts and Sciences as well

Crews, Stephen

415

NC State Computer Use Regulation Summary for Students 1 North Carolina State University  

E-print Network

NC State Computer Use Regulation Summary for Students 1 North Carolina State University Computer of the official University Computer Use Regulation to help make it easier for students to understand the regulations that apply to them. Please refer to the official Computer Use Regulation for more complete

Buckel, Jeffrey A.

416

Current Trends in Early Hearing Diagnosis and Intervention in North Carolina  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Pretto, Aneesha Patrice

2010-01-01

417

A Matter of Facts: The North Carolina Community College System Fact Book, 2003.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

North Carolina Community Coll. System, Raleigh.

418

SHORT-TERM RESPONSE OF JORDAN'S SALAMANDER TO A SHELTERWOOD TIMBER HARVEST IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effects of shelterwood cutting on the abundance of Jordan's salamander (Plethodon Jordan!) in western North Carolina were examined during 1997 and 1998. Terrestrial salamander assemblages were sampled before, immediately after, and one year after timber harvest on control and treatment plots to estimate abundance. We also sur- veyed salamanders immediately after the harvest along transects radiating out from cut

Chad E. Bartman; Kathleen C. Parker; Joshua Laerm; Timothy S. McCay

2001-01-01

419

Applications of Geographic Information Systems technology for environmental planning and management in North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

The State of North Carolina is developing a multipurpose geographic information systems (GIS) database for widespread use. The database currently consists of more than fifty categories of information state wide. In addition to basic planimetric information, the data include many categories of environmental significance. Much of the database has proven useful to planners, managers, and consultants involved with environmental policy-making

Z. Nagy; C. Van Der Wiele-Evans

1993-01-01

420

Diffusion of Photovoltaic Occupational Skills Training: Awareness and Adoption in the North Carolina Community Colleges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educational administrators in the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) play a key role in the decisions to adopt or reject educational innovations and as a result are the gatekeepers of technology innovations reaching students. In this study the innovation-decision process and other aspects of the diffusion of innovation model are used…

Porto, Deborah Ruth

2012-01-01

421

Game Theory and Global Warming Steve Schecter (North Carolina State University)  

E-print Network

Game Theory and Global Warming Steve Schecter (North Carolina State University) Mary Lou Zeeman global warming game It's time to negotiate a new treaty to stop global warming. · Player 1: Governments, Brazil, Mexico, . . . ). Situation: · An investment of $2 trillion is needed to stop global warming

Schecter, Stephen

422

The North Carolina Dusty Trades Database: A Resource for Assessment of Silica Exposure Since 1935  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since 1935 the state of North Carolina has designated industries where a worker might be potentially exposed to the hazards of silicosis, conducted studies of workplace conditions, recommended measures to reduce hazardous exposures, and performed preemployment and follow-up medical evaluations. Advantages of these accumulated data include: duration of the surveillance program; documented sampling\\/analytical methods; a wide range of industries (granite

Carol Rice; Romie L. Herring

1995-01-01

423

Response of soil invertebrates to disturbance across three resource regions in North Carolina  

E-print Network

. Biodiversity. Wetlands Introduction Change in soil quality can serve as an indicator of change in the soilResponse of soil invertebrates to disturbance across three resource regions in North Carolina M. E evaluated the potential of soil micro- arthropods and enchytraeid worms to be useful as bioindicators

Neher, Deborah A.

424

The Economic Cost of Environmental Factors Among North Carolina Children Living in Substandard Housing  

PubMed Central

Objectives. We quantified the economic cost of selected environmental factors among North Carolina children living in substandard housing. Methods. We gathered data on direct medical care costs for specific childhood medical conditions associated with environmental factors commonly found in substandard housing. Medical claims data for 2006 and 2007 were obtained from BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Indirect costs were based in part on nonmedical data obtained from several previous studies. Results. Total (direct and indirect) costs for the conditions assessed exceeded $92 million in 2006 and $108 million in 2007. Neurobehavioral conditions contributed to more than 52% of all costs, followed by lead poisoning (20%) and respiratory conditions (12%). Neurobehavioral conditions were the largest contributor to direct medical costs (44%), followed by respiratory conditions (38%) and accidental burns and falls (10%). Conclusions. Direct and indirect costs associated with environmental factors appear to be increasing at about twice the rate of medical inflation. More aggressive policies and funding are needed to reduce the substantial financial impact of childhood illnesses associated with substandard housing in North Carolina. PMID:19890173

Estes, Chris; Lee, Christopher

2009-01-01

425

Characterizing environmental impact statements for road projects in North Carolina, USA  

Microsoft Academic Search

We evaluate consistency and patterns among a 20-year sample of EISs for road projects in North Carolina, USA. Applying multivariate statistical methods, we find substantial variation in reporting of project and site characteristics, the EIS process itself, and types and definitions of impacts. We find a relationship between environmental impacts and bio-physical or geographic factors. The relationship between predicted environmental

Luis E. Carrasco; Gary Blank; Erin O. Sills

2006-01-01

426

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2003-01-01

427

State Assessment of Educational Progress in North Carolina, 1973-74, Cultural Arts, Grade 3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A representative sample of about 2,500 third-graders took the Cultural Arts Test, a perception survey which was part of the 1973-74 State Assessment of Educational Progress in North Carolina. The test dealt with students' perceptions of their own competence, interests, preferences, and happiness in the cultural arts; of their teachers. and…

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

428

Predictors of Screening Mammography Among a North and South Carolina Medicare Population  

Microsoft Academic Search

Despite guidelines recommending that women aged 40 years and older undergo screening mammography at least biennially, reports find that many women do not adhere to these recommendations. The authors’ objective was to investigate the factors associated with undergoing a screening mammography. Eligible women were enrolled in Medicare during 2004 and 2005 and resided in North or South Carolina. Information on

Lisa C. Vinikoor; Emily Lavinder; Gregory M. Marsh; Susan M. Steffes; Anna P. Schenck

2011-01-01

429

Impacts of Wastewater Disposal Practices on the Ground Water of the North Carolina Barrier Islands.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

EPA Region IV recently completed a study of the impacts of wastewater disposal on the ground water of three areas of the North Carolina barrier islands; Kill Devil Hills, Atlantic Beach/Pine Knoll Shores and Surf City. The study was performed in response ...

1985-01-01

430

North Carolina Today and Tomorrow, Vol. 8: Peoples' Views on Community Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Christenson, James A.

431

Wildlife underpasses on U.S. 64 in North Carolina: integrating management and science objectives  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This chapter on wildlife underpasses on U.S. Highway 64 in North Carolina is from a book on highways, wildlife, and habitat connectivity. U.S. 64 is an important route in North Carolina connecting major population centers and highways that underwent a major upgrade from a two-lane rural road to a major highway. New routes were proposed for a large portion of the project (28 miles) to improve driver safety and increase speed limits to 70 miles per hour (from the previously posted 55 mph). The authors review the geographical, historical, political, and social setting; the roadway and environmental issues; the rationale for the project; critical factors; outcomes of the project; and lessons learned. The area of the project supports high wildlife densities, including American black bears, white-tailed deer, red wolves, and bobcats. Critical factors to be incorporated into wildlife mitigation measures: driver safety, underpass construction costs, and permitting by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The U.S. 64 underpasses, completed in 2005, were the first in North Carolina designed specifically for wildlife and according to specifications provided by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC). The authors describe the underpass specifications recommended based on this project, including size, control of public access, fencing, gates, and maintenance (notably vegetation management). The authors conclude that one of the most beneficial outcomes of this project was the fact that, since the completion of the U.S. 64 underpasses, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) routinely considers wildlife passageways for road projects in the state.

Jones, Mark D.; Van Manen, Frank T.; Wilson, Travis W.; Cox, David R.

2010-01-01

432

North Carolina macular dystrophy: clinical features, genealogy, and genetic linkage analysis.  

PubMed Central

PURPOSE: To study the North Carolina macular dystrophy phenotype (MCDR1) in multiple families of different ethnic backgrounds, to determine the genetic relationships of these families, and to determine the minimal candidate region of the MCDR1 gene. METHODS: Thirteen families with the North Carolina MCDR1 were ascertained. These families were of various ethnic and geographic origins, such as Caucasian, Mayan Indian, African American, French, British, German, and American. Extensive genealogical investigations were performed for all families. A total of 232 members of these families underwent comprehensive ophthalmic examinations, including blood collection for genotyping. Of these, 117 were found to be affected with the disorder. Genetic linkage simulation studies were performed using the computer program SIMLINK. Two-point linkage analysis, haplotype analysis, and multipoint linkage analyses were performed using the computer programs M-LINK, VITESSE, and FASTLINK. RESULTS: The clinical features were consistent with the diagnosis of North Carolina macular dystrophy in all families studied. Multipoint linkage analysis and haplotype analysis indicate that the MCDR1 gene is in the 1.1-centimorgan (cM) interval between the genetic markers D6D249 and D6S1671, with a maximum LOD score of 40.03. There was no evidence of genetic heterogeneity. Families 765, 768, 772, 1193, and 1292 shared the same chromosomal haplotype in this region, suggesting they are the result of the same ancestral mutation. The remaining families each likely represent independent origins of the mutation in the MCDR1 gene. North Carolina macular dystrophy is present worldwide and does not emanate from a single founder from North Carolina. Images FIGURE 2 FIGURE 3 FIGURE 4 FIGURE 5 FIGURE 6 FIGURE 7 FIGURE 9 FIGURE 10 FIGURE 11 FIGURE 12 FIGURE 14 FIGURE 15 FIGURE 17 FIGURE 18 FIGURE 20 FIGURE 22 FIGURE 23 FIGURE 25 FIGURE 26 FIGURE 28 FIGURE 29 FIGURE 31 FIGURE 34 PMID:10360311

Small, K W

1998-01-01

433

Prevalence of the invasive Rhizocephalan parasite Loxothylacus panopaei in Eurypanopeus depressus in South Carolina and genetic relationships of the parasite in North and South Carolina.  

PubMed

The rhizocephalan barnacle Loxothylacus panopaei is a parasitic castrator of xanthid crabs that has invaded the U.S. Atlantic coast. It was transported to the Chesapeake Bay in the mid-1960s with mud crabs associated with Gulf coast oysters and has since spread north to Long Island Sound, New York, and south to Cape Canaveral, Florida. Here we report parasite prevalence at 3 South Carolina sites--2 from which the parasite had not been previously reported--and examine the genetic relationships of North and South Carolina L. panopaei populations relative to Gulf of Mexico and other Atlantic coast parasite populations. Total L. panopaei prevalence was 24.2% among all 3 sites, with monthly prevalence as high as 51.6% at Waties Island, South Carolina. Sequence analyses of North and South Carolina specimens revealed the presence of 4 cytochrome c oxidase subunit I haplotypes--3 commonly found in other invasive populations and 1 new haplotype found in a single specimen from the Rachel Carson Reserve in Carteret County, North Carolina--and indicate that the Carolina populations are a result of range expansion from the original Atlantic coast invasion. PMID:24588508

O'Shaughnessy, Kathryn A; Freshwater, D Wilson; Burge, Erin J

2014-08-01

434

Metamorphosed melange terrane in the eastern Piedmont of North Carolina.  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The Falls Lake melange is a metamorphosed terrain composed of mafic and ultramafic blocks and pods of diverse shapes and sizes, dispersed without apparent stratigraphic continuity in a matrix of pelitic schist and biotite-muscovite-plagioclase-quartz-gneiss. Textural and structural relationships suggest formation by a combination of sedimentary and tectonic processes, perhaps in the accretionary wedge of a convergent plate margin. The Falls Lake melange and the overlying late Proterozoic to early Cambrian volcanic-arc terrain of the Carolina slate belt, were thrust upon a probable continental terrain of the Raleigh belt before overprinting by late Palaeozoic folding and metamorphism.-L.C.H.

Horton, J.W., Jr.; Blake, D.E.; Wylie, A.S., Jr.; Stoddard, E.F.

1986-01-01

435

Eye of a human hurricane: Pea Island, Oregon Inlet, and Bodie Island, northern Outer Banks, North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

Pea Island, Oregon Inlet, and Bodie Island, North Carolina, are severely human- modifi ed barrier-island segments that are central to an age-old controversy pitting natural barrier-island dynamics against the economic development of coastal North Carolina. Bodie Island extends for 15 km from the Nags Head-Kitty Hawk urban area to the north shore of Oregon Inlet and is part of Cape

Stanley R. Riggs; Dorothea V. Ames; Stephen J. Culver; David J. Mallinson; D. Reide Corbett; John P. Walsh

436

Overlapping metamorphic belts in the eastern Piedmont, Virginia and North Carolina  

SciTech Connect

Petrographic and age data available for the eastern Piedmont of Virginia and North Carolina can be best interpreted to indicate that the terranes (possible microplates) of this region were assembled, with the rest of the Piedmont, in or before the Taconic. Three or four metamorphic events are represented: Grenville granulite-facies in the Goochland terrane; Taconic greenschist-facies in the Carolina slate and Eastern slate belts and Chopawamsic (.), and probably overprinting the Grenville in the Goochland terrane; and Alleghanian amphibolite-facies which overprints the Goochland terrane, Chopawamsic, Carolina slate, and Eastern slate belts. The Alleghanian may be separable into a belt with a late Acadian-early Alleghanian cooling history which trends southwest toward the Charlotte belt, and an eastern belt of late Alleghanian cooling history (Raleigh belt) which has a more northerly trend. It is suggested that the gravity low of the Raleigh belt represents a thick lens of attenuated North American craton which acted as a barrier to Paleozoic thrusts, causing them to ramp to higher structural levels (a concept suggested by Glover and others (1983) and Secor and others (1985)). The Goochland terrane may be parautochthonous North American crust exposed in a window through the accreted Chopawamsic - Carolina slate - Eastern slate belt volcanogenic terrane.

Farrar, S.S.

1985-01-01

437

Modelling survival and connectivity of Mnemiopsis leidyi in the southern North Sea and Scheldt estuaries  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Three different models were applied to study the reproduction, survival and dispersal of Mnemiopsis leidyi in the Scheldt estuaries and the southern North Sea: a high-resolution particle tracking model with passive particles, a low resolution particle tracking model with a reproduction model coupled to a biogeochemical model, and a dynamic energy budget (DEB) model. The results of the models, each with its strengths and weaknesses, suggest the following conceptual situation: (i) the estuaries possess enough retention capability to keep an overwintering population, and enough exchange with coastal waters of the North Sea to seed offshore populations; (ii) M. leidyi can survive in the North Sea, and be transported over considerable distances, thus facilitating connectivity between coastal embayments; (iii) under current climatic conditions, M. leidyi may not be able to reproduce in large numbers in coastal and offshore waters of the North Sea, but this may change with global warming - however this result is subject to substantial uncertainty. Further quantitative observational work is needed on the effects of temperature, salinity and food availability on reproduction and on mortality at different life stages to improve models such as used here.

van der Molen, J.; van Beek, J.; Augustine, S.; Vansteenbrugge, L.; van Walraven, L.; Langenberg, V.; van der Veer, H. W.; Hostens, K.; Pitois, S.; Robbens, J.

2014-06-01

438

Programming, budgeting, and control in the North Carolina "Willie M." program: a case of public sector accountability.  

PubMed

In eight years of program operation, the State of North Carolina has spent upwards of $200 million on its Willie M. program. In doing so, the state has developed a model program of services for severely emotionally disturbed children. This paper describes the program legacy wrought by the Willie M. class action suit against the State of North Carolina. The response of the state is reported in terms of the programming, budgeting, and control challenges generated by North Carolina's voluntary settlement of the suit. PMID:10116395

Phoenix, D; Geyer, P D; Kittredge, L; Brannon, Y S; Pedneau, M

1991-01-01

439

Employment and program opportunities are offered to all people regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. North Carolina State University, North Carolina A&T State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments  

E-print Network

Biological &Agricultural Engineering, North Carolina State University Introduction Runoff from impervious: concrete grid pavers (CGP), permeable interlocking concrete pavers (PICP), and permeable concrete (PC). CGP ..............................10 Meetings .................................10 #12;NWQEP NOTES -- November 2005 2 concrete pavers

Hunt, William F.

440

Postdoctoral Position at North Carolina State University Title: Consequences of urban and global warming for arthropod ecology and  

E-print Network

heat islands and global climate change for arthropods of societal or economic importance. The studyPostdoctoral Position at North Carolina State University Title: Consequences of urban and global Carolina State University. Funding will be to work on a project that examines the consequences of urban

Behmer, Spencer T.

441

AC 2009-1630: ASSESSING SENIOR DESIGN PROJECT DELIVERABLES James Conrad, University of North Carolina at Charlotte  

E-print Network

AC 2009-1630: ASSESSING SENIOR DESIGN PROJECT DELIVERABLES James Conrad, University of North Carolina at Charlotte James M. Conrad received his bachelor's degree in computer science from in Greenville, South Carolina. Dr. Conrad is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Certified Project Management

Conrad, James M.

442

WATER QUALITY EFFECTS OF ABOVE-STREAM FISH FEEDERS IN LOW-NUTRIENT NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAIN STREAMS  

E-print Network

WATER QUALITY EFFECTS OF ABOVE-STREAM FISH FEEDERS IN LOW- NUTRIENT NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAIN STREAMS Carolina State University Raleigh, NC 27695-7617 December 1997 #12;UNC-WRRI __________ WATER QUALITY in assaying for water quality effects. Gratitude is extended to the personnel at the Water Quality Section1

Gilliam, James F.

443

Vacuolar Myelinopathy in Waterfowl from a North Carolina Impoundment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Vacuolar myelinopathy was con- firmed by light and electron microscopic ex- amination of mallards (Anas platyrhynchos), ring-necked ducks (Aythya collaris), and buf- fleheads (Bucephala albeola) collected during an epizootic at Lake Surf in central North Car- olina (USA) between November 1998 and Feb- ruary 1999. Clinical signs of affected birds were consistent with central nervous system impair- ment of motor

Tom Augspurger; John R. Fischer; Nancy J. Thomas; L. Sileo; Roger E. Brannian

2003-01-01

444

University of North Carolina at Charlotte Bioinformatics and Genomics (Facilities)  

E-print Network

Laboratories: The laboratories of the Bioinformatics and Genomics Department at the University of North of rooms for shared equipment, and a large server room. The building has offices for the 12 B & G faculty). There are currently 24 PhD students, 11 PSM students, 5 post-doctoral fellows, and 2 Research Technicians

Chen, Keh-Hsun

445

Evaluation of Level Spreaders in the Piedmont of North Carolina  

E-print Network

Hathaway, EI and William F. Hunt PE, PhD Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering North of Large Storms ............................................. 10 3.2.4 Protection at the Stream Bank (NCDENR) recommended the use of level spreaders and developed draft design standards in October 2001

Hunt, William F.

446

BIVALVES AS BIOMONITORS IN THE NEUSE RIVER AND ESTUARY  

EPA Science Inventory

In eastern North Carolina the Neuse River and Neuse Estuary have been heavily impacted by the byproducts of row crop and livestock agriculture, forestry operations, and industry as well as effluent from municipal wastewater treatment plants. Non-point pollutants derived from thes...

447

Gulf Stream variability in western North Atlantic off Cape Lookout, North Carolina  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Cold-water coral mounds are common on the SE slope of the US (SEUS) from Florida to Cape Hatteras between depths of 400-600 m. The coral areas lie in the vicinity of the Gulf Stream, which is characterized by strong currents transporting relatively warm water northwards along the SEUS slope. Thus far little is known about the environmental conditions inside the SEUS coral communities and particularly the effects of the nearby Gulf Stream. Near Cape Lookout (North Carolina margin) cold-water corals have formed mound structures, which have a teardrop shape with a sediment tail at the lee side of the mounds, indicating the presence of a strong uni-directional current. The mounds were found to be partly covered with living Lophelia pertusa colonies and partly with sediment and dead coral framework. A 3.4 m long piston core was collected in 2010 during a cruise with the RV Pelagia. This pistoncore was used to determine the changes of the current strength in time in the study area. Different measurements including foraminiferal counts, stable oxygen and carbon isotopes, XRF and magnetic susceptibility were carried out to determine the changes in current strength in the area. Furthermore, cold-water coral fragments were dated with U/Th and foraminifera from the same depth intervals were dated with C14. Datings show that all corals have the same age around 5500 years. However, the sediment in between the corals showed ages ranging between 4700 and 13000 years. Based on the foraminifera data three zones could be observed in the core. Zone 1 ranges between 13000 and 10000 years, zone 2 between 10000-7200 years and zone 3 between 7200-4700 years. These zones all show the gradual onshore movement of the Gulf Stream, that can be related to a rapid rise in sea level as a response to the last deglaciation. This movement has gradually widened the band of the Gulf Stream, thereby compressing the surface and deeper water masses. The strength of the current decreased when fresh water outflow to the North Atlantic weakened the thermohaline circulation, which was especially clear in zone 2. Around 8200 years the thermohaline circulation was even more reduced, due to a meltwater pulse of lake Agassiz and Ojibway. At this time the foraminifera indicate that the current at Cape Lookout was very weak.

Pedersen, A. B.; Seidenkrantz, M.-S.; Mienis, F.; Fischel, A.; Frank, N.; Hebbeln, D.

2012-04-01

448

PROCEEDINGS: WORKSHOP ON CATALYTIC COMBUSTION (3RD), HELD AT ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA ON OCTOBER 3-4, 1978  

EPA Science Inventory

The proceedings document the major presentations at the Third Workshop on Catalytic Combustion, in Asheville, North Carolina, October 3-4, 1978. Sponsored by the Combustion Research Branch of EPA's Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory--Research Triangle Park, the workshop...

449

The Mars Outreach for North Carolina Students (MONS); High School Students with "Hands-On" Mars Research  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Mars Outreach for North Carolina Students (MONS) combines efforts of veteran space scientists and master high school teachers. MONS allows high school students in the Durham, NC, area to do authentic research projects related to the exploration of Mars.

Lineberger, H.; Fuerst, S.; Whisner, S.; Moersch, J. E.

2008-03-01

450

33 CFR 165.540 - Regulated Navigation Area; Cape Fear River, Northeast Cape Fear River, Wilmington, North Carolina.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 false Regulated Navigation Area; Cape Fear River, Northeast Cape Fear River, Wilmington, North Carolina. 165.540 Section...165.540 Regulated Navigation Area; Cape Fear River, Northeast Cape Fear River, Wilmington,...

2010-07-01

451

33 CFR 165.540 - Regulated Navigation Area; Cape Fear River, Northeast Cape Fear River, Wilmington, North Carolina.  

...2014-07-01 false Regulated Navigation Area; Cape Fear River, Northeast Cape Fear River, Wilmington, North Carolina. 165.540 Section...165.540 Regulated Navigation Area; Cape Fear River, Northeast Cape Fear River, Wilmington,...

2014-07-01

452

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...North Carolina. On March 2, 1999, the District of Columbia Circuit Court ruled that submitted state implementation plans (SIPs...Protection Agency, Region 4, Air Planning Branch, Air Quality Modeling and Transportation Section, 61 Forsyth Street,...

2010-03-01

453

76 FR 24475 - Adequacy Status of the Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir, North Carolina 1997 Annual PM2.5  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...North Carolina. On March 2, 1999, the District of Columbia Circuit Court ruled that submitted state implementation plans (SIPs...Protection Agency, Region 4, Air Planning Branch, Air Quality Modeling and Transportation Section, 61 Forsyth Street,...

2011-05-02

454

New 90,000 PPH Coal Fired Boiler Plant at Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company, Durham North Carolina  

E-print Network

Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company in Durham, North Carolina is installing a future cogeneration, coal fired boiler system designed and built by Energy Systems (ESI) of Chattanooga, Tennessee. The complete boiler plant is comprised of a 90,000 pph Dorr...

Kaskey, G. T.

1984-01-01

455

The economics of race and eugenic sterilization in North Carolina: 1958-1968.  

PubMed

Theoretical justifications for state-sanctioned sterilization of individuals provided by Irving Fisher rationalized its racialization on grounds that certain non-white racial groups, particularly blacks due to their dysgenic biological and behavioral traits, retarded economic growth and should be bred out of existence. Fisher's rationale suggests that national or state level eugenic policies that sterilized the so-called biological and genetically unfit could have been racist in both design and effect by disproportionately targeting black Americans. We empirically explore this with data on eugenic sterilizations in the State of North Carolina between 1958 and 1968. Count data parameter estimates from a cross-county population allocation model of sterilization reveal that the probability of non-institutional and total sterilizations increased with a county's black population share-an effect not found for any other racial group in the population. Our results suggest that in North Carolina, eugenic sterilization policies were racially biased and genocidal. PMID:20188639

Price, Gregory N; Darity, William A

2010-07-01

456

New destinations, new trajectories? The educational progress of Hispanic youth in North Carolina.  

PubMed

Since 1990, Latin American immigrants to the United States have dispersed beyond traditional gateway regions to a number of "new destinations." Both theory and past empirical evidence provide mixed guidance as to whether the children of these immigrants are adversely affected by residing in a nontraditional destination. This study uses administrative public school data to study over 2,800 8- to 18-year-old Hispanic youth in one new destination, North Carolina. Conditional on third-grade socioeconomic indicators, Hispanic youth who arrive by age 9 and remain enrolled in North Carolina public schools close achievement gaps with socioeconomically similar White students by sixth grade and exhibit significantly lower high school dropout rates. Their performance resembles that of first-generation youth in more established immigration gateways. PMID:22966926

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

2012-01-01

457

Ticks and fleas of shrews in Appalachian Georgia and North Carolina.  

PubMed

Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) and fleas (Insecta: Siphonaptera) were recovered from 8 smoky shrews, Sorex fumeus Miller, and 9 northern short-tailed shrews, Blarina brevicauda (Say), trapped at elevations of 720-1,310 m in Macon and Jackson counties in western North Carolina and Union County in northern Georgia from April 1994 to August 1995. The ticks Ixodes angustus Neumann and Ixodes woodi Bishopp, and the flea Corrodopsylla curvata (Rothschild), were recovered from smoky shrews. The same 2 tick species, in addition to the fleas, Ctenophthalmus pseudagyrtes Baker and Doratopsylla blarinae Fox, were recovered from northern short-tailed shrews. New state records for I. angustus from Georgia and I. woodi from North Carolina are established. PMID:8691385

McCay, T S; Durden, L A

1996-08-01

458

Paleomagnetism and /sup 40/Ar//sup 39/Ar ages from the Carolina slate belt, Albemarle, North Carolina: implications for terrane amalgamation with North America  

SciTech Connect

Paleomagnetic and /sup 40/Ar//sup 39/Ar dating studies of Late Proterozoic metamorphic rocks from the Carolina slate belt were undertaken to gain insight into the history of this suspect lithostratigraphic terrane. Geochronological data suggest a peak metamorphic age of ca. 455 Ma and a later thermal overprint at ca. 185 Ma. Thermal demagnetization indicates two magnetization components. A low-temperature component yields a pole close to 180-190 Ma segments of the North American apparent polar wander path. A high-temperature component postdates folding and is inferred to have been acquired at ca. 455 Ma (corresponding paleomagnetic pole is lat 20/sup 0/N, long 80/sup 0/E). Although paleomagnetic data from the Carolina slate belt remain too ambiguous for construction of a unique polar wander path, consideration of available paleolatitudes suggests that the terrane may have been proximal to cratonic North America after ca. 455 Ma. This result contrasts markedly with high southerly Ordovician paleolatitudes inferred from paleomagnetic studies within central and northern Appalachian terranes.

Noel, J.R.; Spariosu, D.J.; Dallmeyer, R.D.

1988-01-01

459

Quaternary Seismic Stratigraphic Framework of the Northern North Carolina Inner Continental Shelf  

Microsoft Academic Search

The U.S. Geological Survey has recently collected high-resolution Boomer and CHIRP seismic-reflection profiles along the inner continental shelf of North Carolina between False Cape, VA and Cape Hatteras, NC. The two systems were used concurrently on a dense survey grid with shore parallel lines spaced about 300 m apart. Tie lines were run perpendicular to shore and were spaced about

D. S. Foster; E. R. Thieler; M. K. Capone; J. F. Denny

2002-01-01

460

Dietary Intakes in North Carolina ChildCare Centers: Are Children Meeting Current Recommendations?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to determine whether food consumed by children while in center-based child care meets the new MyPyramid food group recommendations for children 2 to 5 years of age. Dietary observation of 117 children from 20 child-care centers throughout North Carolina was conducted. The type and amount of food served to and consumed by children was

Sarah C. Ball; Sara E. Benjamin; Dianne S. Ward

2008-01-01

461

2009–2010 Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among College Students From 8 Universities in North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: We sought to describe the 2009–2010 seasonal influenza vaccine coverage of college students.Participants: 4090 college students from eight North Carolina universities participated in a confidential, web-based survey in October-November 2009.Methods: Associations between self-reported 2009–2010 seasonal influenza vaccination and demographic characteristics, campus activities, parental education, and email usage were assessed by bivariate analyses and by a mixed-effects model adjusting for

Katherine A. Poehling; Jill Blocker; Edward H. Ip; Timothy R. Peters; Mark Wolfson

2012-01-01

462

Community coverage in a rural, church-based, hypertension screening program in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.  

PubMed Central

In a rural, church-based hypertension program in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, screening of the congregations was complemented by a community outreach component targeted at 18-60 year old males, a group at higher risk for untreated hypertension. Compared with its estimated frequency in the community, untreated hypertension was as common in the church congregations and somewhat less prevalent than expected among outreach screenees. PMID:3976968

Strogatz, D S; James, S A; Elliott, D; Ramsey, D; Cutchin, L M; Ibrahim, M A

1985-01-01

463

Community coverage in a rural, church-based, hypertension screening program in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.  

PubMed

In a rural, church-based hypertension program in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, screening of the congregations was complemented by a community outreach component targeted at 18-60 year old males, a group at higher risk for untreated hypertension. Compared with its estimated frequency in the community, untreated hypertension was as common in the church congregations and somewhat less prevalent than expected among outreach screenees. PMID:3976968

Strogatz, D S; James, S A; Elliott, D; Ramsey, D; Cutchin, L M; Ibrahim, M A

1985-04-01

464

Drumming Log Habitat Selection by Male Ruffed Grouse in North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract: We evaluated ,ruffed grouse Bonasa umbellus,drumming ,logs in western North Carolina to determine criteria used by male grouse in selecting drumming,sites. For every drumming log found (N = 34), we selected a random log within the same stand type and with a similar topographic position. Wecollected data on drumming log characteristics and on vegetation surrounding the drumming,site. Wefound,85% (N

Gordon S. Warburton

465

Use of EPA Collaborative Problem-Solving Model to Obtain Environmental Justice in North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: The West End Revitalization Association (WERA), a community-based organization (CBO) in Mebane, North Carolina, was awarded a Collaborative Problem-Solving (CPS) grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Environmental Justice (EPA OEJ). Objectives: The purpose of this paper is to highlight WERA's efforts to bring stakeholders in three low-income African- American communities where environmental hazards cre- ated public

Omega R. Wilson; Christopher D. Heaney; John. Cooper

2007-01-01

466

Geology of continental shelf, Onslow Bay, North Carolina, as revealed by submarine outcrops ( USA).  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Lithologic and stratigraphic data from rocks dredged from the continental shelf off Onslow Bay, North Carolina, provide surface control for seismic studies of the southeastern United States continental margin and help to explain the distribution of potentially economic phosphate-rich sediments on this shelf. Outcropping Miocene rocks in this area indicate that the region has long been a positive geologic feature and has received relatively little Pliocene and Pleistocene sedimentation. -from Authors

Blackwelder, B. W.; Macintyre, I. G.; Pilkey, O. H.

1982-01-01

467

Quality and Characteristics of the North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten Program: 2011-2012 Statewide Evaluation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten Program (NC Pre-K) is a state-funded initiative for at-risk 4-year-olds, designed to provide a high quality, classroom-based educational program during the year prior to kindergarten entry. Children are eligible for NC Pre-K based on age, family income (at or below 75% of state median income), and other risk…

Peisner-Feinberg, Ellen; Schaaf, Jennifer; Hildebrandt, Lisa; LaForett, Dore

2013-01-01

468

Contiguity and edge characteristics of wetlands in five coastal counties of north Carolina, USA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Wetland contiguity and edge were determined with a geographic information system (GIS) for five coastal counties in North\\u000a Carolina. USA. The digital database was created from wetlands digitized from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wetlands\\u000a Inventory maps. The GIS analysis was based on three classes of information: 1) all wetlands as one class; 2) wetlands separated\\u000a by dominant vegetative

Kevin K. Moorhead

1999-01-01

469

Implications for geothermometry of aluminum substitution in quartz from Kings Mountain, North Carolina  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The aluminum concentration of quartz from contact-metamorphosed, Al2SiO5 bearing quartzite at King's Mountain, North Carolina shows a regular variation with distance from an intrusive contact. Presumably this is the result of temperature-dependent solubility of aluminum in quartz, but critical comparison of these results with other recently published data shows that detailed calibration of this geothermometer has not yet been achieved. ?? 1971 Springer-Verlag.

Perry, E.C., Jr.

1971-01-01

470

Cultural Competence of North Carolina NursesA Journey From Novice to Expert  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study reports the survey findings of self-reported cultural competence of a convenience sample of 66 registered nurses of varying ages, gender, ethnicity, educational backgrounds, and experience in North Carolina. Campinha-Bacote's model of cultural competence and Benner's model of clinical skills acquisition serve as the conceptual frameworks. The process of cultural competence among health care professionals, developed by Campinha-Bacote, is

Tammy M. Lampley; Kimberly E. Little; Rebecca Beck-Little; Yu Xu

2008-01-01

471

Sediment transport on the mid-continental shelf in Onslow Bay, North Carolina during Hurricane Isabel  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hurricane Isabel made landfall on the southeastern U.S. coast along the lower Outer Banks of North Carolina near Cape Lookout, NC on September 18, 2003. An instrumented quadrapod frame moored approximately 43.5km off the coast of Wilmington, NC in Onslow Bay, at a depth of approximately 30m, was present on the shelf when the hurricane passed approximately 160km from Onslow

P. Ansley Wren; Lynn A. Leonard

2005-01-01

472

Incidence and Risk Factors for Concussion in High School Athletes, North Carolina, 1996-1999  

Microsoft Academic Search

A prospective cohort study was used to quantify risk factors for sports concussions. Analysis was based on a stratified cluster sample of North Carolina high school athletes followed during 1996-1999. Clustering was by school and sport, and the sample included 15,802 athletes with 1-8 seasons of follow-up per athlete. Concussion rates were estimated for 12 sports, and risk factors were

Mark R. Schulz; Stephen W. Marshall; Frederick O. Mueller; Jingzhen Yang; Nancy L. Weaver; William D. Kalsbeek; J. Michael Bowling

473

Standardized hypnosis treatment for irritable bowel syndrome: the North Carolina protocol.  

PubMed

The North Carolina protocol is a seven-session hypnosis-treatment approach for irritable bowel syndrome that is unique in that the entire course of treatment is designed for verbatim delivery. The protocol has been tested in two published research studies and found to benefit more than 80% of patients. This article describes the development, content, and testing of the protocol, and how it is used in clinical practice. PMID:16316883

Palsson, Olafur S

2006-01-01

474

New records and species of leeches (Annelida: Hirudinea) from North and South Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

Twenty freshwater, one euryhaline, one terrestrial, and six marine leeches are now known to occur in the Carolinas. Haemopis septagon, the second terrestrial leech discovered in North America, and five aquatic taxa—Placobdella nuchalis, P. translucens, Mooreobdella melanostoma, M. tetragon, and Erpobdella punctata coastalis—are previously undescribed. Specimens of Placobdella papillifera and P. multilineata, are examined in detail. Four additional species—Batracobdella phalera,

Roy T. Sawyer; Rowland M. Shelley

1976-01-01

475

The microbiologic quality of drinking water in North Carolina migrant labor camps.  

PubMed Central

A two-year study of the microbiological quality of drinking water in 27 randomly selected North Carolina migrant labor camps yielded total and fecal coliform prevalences of 44 percent and 26 percent, respectively in 1988 and similar but higher prevalences in 1989. Preoccupancy testing by county sanitarians had found virtually no total coliform contamination. These findings suggest that a potential source of contamination existed and that current testing protocols which rely on preoccupancy testing may be inadequate. PMID:2029050

Ciesielski, S; Handzel, T; Sobsey, M

1991-01-01

476

North Carolina's natural heritage program: A case for public-private cooperation  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Voluntary conservation programs are an effective tool for recognizing and preserving the value of special places on private forestlands. We evaluate private landowner participation in the Natural Heritage Program of North Carolina, finding that landowners are more likely to enroll land with high ecological significance in this voluntary program. Voluntary conservation is less likely on lands that are remote from threats such as roads, that have higher value in other uses, and that are near lands already conserved by the public.

Cassingham, K.M.; Sills, E.O.; Pattanayak, S.K.; Mansfield, C.A.

2002-01-01

477

Motivations for Pregnancy Planning Among Mexican Immigrant Women in North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Objectives: To enhance understanding of 1) Mexican immigrant women's attitudes toward planning their pregnancies and the factors that\\u000a influence their fertility preferences, and 2) the effect of migration on their pregnancy planning decisions. Methods: Qualitative in-depth interviews were conducted with 11 Mexican immigrant women living in North Carolina. Participants were\\u000a recruited by means of snowball sampling. Interviews were conducted in

Ellen K. Wilson; Chris McQuiston

2006-01-01

478

A regional technology transfer program. [North Carolina Industrial Applications Center for the Southeast  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The proliferation of online searching capabilities among its industrial clients, changes in marketing staff and direction, use of Dun and Bradstreet marketing service files, growth of the Annual Service Package program, and services delivered to clients at the NASA funded North Carolina Science and Technology Research Center are described. The library search service was reactivated and enlarged, and a survey was conducted on the NC/STRC Technical Bulletin's effectiveness. Several quotations from clients assess the overall value of the Center's services.

1979-01-01

479

Timing and magnitude of accelerated relative sea-level rise in North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present a 1000 year, high resolution record of relative sea-level rise (RSLR) from foraminifera preserved in salt-marsh sediments at four sites in North Carolina. Reconstructions of sea level across the region enable us to identify regional trends and spatial variation in the timing and magnitude of RSLR. In the absence of long-term instrumental records in this region, geologically derived

A. C. Kemp; B. P. Horton; S. J. Culver; D. R. Corbett; O. van de Plassche

2008-01-01

480

An aerial photographic census of Chesapeake Bay and North Carolina canvasbacks  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Conventional 35 mm photography was used to conduct an aerial photographic census of canvasbacks (A. valisineria) throughout Chesapeake Bay (tidal Maryland and Virginia) and coastal North Carolina, Jan. 26-30, 1981. Flock size and sex ratio characteristics were determined from examination of color transparencies of 165 canvasback flocks totaling > 95,000 birds. A sex ratio of 2.91 males/female was determined from 68,769 birds, 80% of the birds in 150 flocks. Sex ratio for the Atlantic Flyway was projected as 2.90 males/female. The greatest number of canvasbacks and the widest range of flock size were recorded in Maryland waters; the fewest canvasbacks and the smallest average flock size in Virginia; and the fewest but on average the largest flocks of canvasbacks in North Carolina. Sex ratio varied latitudinally in the flyway with a tendency for males to occupy more northern and females more southern latitudes in winter. Sex ratio (males/female) was highest in Maryland (3.98), slightly lower in Virginia (3.71), and lowest in North Carolina (1.70). Locally, sex ratio varied with flock size. In Chesapeake Bay, small flocks ( 1000) flocks. By providing large-sample sex ratio information, as well as exact counts of birds, low-level 35-mm aerial photography is the most efficient and accurate means of determining canvasback population status in eastern coastal habitats.

Haramis, G.M.; Goldsberry, J.R.; McAuley, D.G.; Derleth, E.L.

1985-01-01

481

The potential impact of flooding on confined animal feeding operations in eastern North Carolina.  

PubMed

Thousands of confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) have been constructed in eastern North Carolina. The fecal waste pit and spray field waste management systems used by these operations are susceptible to flooding in this low-lying region. To investigate the potential that flood events can lead to environmental dispersion of animal wastes containing numerous biologic and chemical hazards, we compared the geographic coordinates of 2,287 CAFOs permitted by the North Carolina Division of Water Quality (DWQ) with estimates of flooding derived from digital satellite images of eastern North Carolina taken approximately 1 week after Hurricane Floyd dropped as much as 15-20 inches of rain in September 1999. Three cattle, one poultry, and 237 swine operations had geographic coordinates within the satellite-based flooded area. DWQ confirmed 46 operations with breached or flooded fecal waste pits in the same area. Only 20 of these 46 CAFOs were within the satellite-based estimate of the inundated area. CAFOs within the satellite-based flood area were located in 132 census block groups with a population of 171,498 persons in the 2000 census. African Americans were more likely than whites to live in areas with flooded CAFOs according to satellite estimates, but not according to DWQ reports. These areas have high poverty rates and dependence on wells for drinking water. Our analysis suggests that flood events have a significant potential to degrade environmental health because of dispersion of wastes from industrial animal operations in areas with vulnerable populations. PMID:11940456

Wing, Steve; Freedman, Stephanie; Band, Lawrence

2002-04-01

482

North Carolina Statewide Star Party: 45 Sites Offer Skywatching and Citizen Science the Same Night  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As the kickoff to the 2013 North Carolina Science Festival, 45 sites across the state planned skywatching sessions for the public on April 5, 2013. The Statewide Star Party sites stretched across 500 miles, from the mountains to the Outer Banks, and included large cities as well as rural areas. Hosts included parks, planetariums, museums, nature centers, and universities. Many sites were aided by local amateur astronomers who provided their telescopes and expertise. Because the star party date fell during International Dark Sky Week and a GLOBE at Night citizen-science campaign, each host was encouraged to teach their audiences about light pollution and GLOBE at Night, and was provided with a kit of relevant materials to support them in planning their events and educating the public. Two hosts canceled their events because of poor weather. The 43 star party events that took place attracted 4,926 participants and were held in 31 counties across the state. The North Carolina Statewide Star Party will become an annual event during the North Carolina Science Festival. Other states and regions are encouraged to plan similar star parties to help educate and inspire the public about astronomy and citizen science.

Sayle, A. E.; Sorrell, M. J.; Frederick, J.; Young, D. L.

2014-07-01

483

The potential impact of flooding on confined animal feeding operations in eastern North Carolina.  

PubMed Central

Thousands of confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) have been constructed in eastern North Carolina. The fecal waste pit and spray field waste management systems used by these operations are susceptible to flooding in this low-lying region. To investigate the potential that flood events can lead to environmental dispersion of animal wastes containing numerous biologic and chemical hazards, we compared the geographic coordinates of 2,287 CAFOs permitted by the North Carolina Division of Water Quality (DWQ) with estimates of flooding derived from digital satellite images of eastern North Carolina taken approximately 1 week after Hurricane Floyd dropped as much as 15-20 inches of rain in September 1999. Three cattle, one poultry, and 237 swine operations had geographic coordinates within the satellite-based flooded area. DWQ confirmed 46 operations with breached or flooded fecal waste pits in the same area. Only 20 of these 46 CAFOs were within the satellite-based estimate of the inundated area. CAFOs within the satellite-based flood area were located in 132 census block groups with a population of 171,498 persons in the 2000 census. African Americans were more likely than whites to live in areas with flooded CAFOs according to satellite estimates, but not according to DWQ reports. These areas have high poverty rates and dependence on wells for drinking water. Our analysis suggests that flood events have a significant potential to degrade environmental health because of dispersion of wastes from industrial animal operations in areas with vulnerable populations. PMID:11940456

Wing, Steve; Freedman, Stephanie; Band, Lawrence

2002-01-01

484

Reproduction and mating behavior of the atlantic flyingfish, Cheilopogon melanurus (Exocoetidae), off North Carolina  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The reproductive biology of Cheilopogon melanurus (Valenciennes, 1847) was examined off North Carolina during the summers of 1991-1992 and 1999-2003. Specimens were collected using a small mesh neuston net and dip nets. A spawning event, the first observation of mating behavior for this species, was recorded off Cape Fear, North Carolina, on 19 August 2003. It was considered to be a spawning event due to: 1) unusual coloration of both sexes, 2) unusual swimming behavior of both sexes, and 3) ready release of gametes by both sexes upon capture. The spawning event occurred in the presence of small clumps of floating Sargassum, but the fish did not appear to use the algae. Over all collections, female gonadosomatic indices were highest in June and July, but mature females were collected each month (June, July, and August). The overall female to male sex ratio did not vary significantly from 1:1. Number of ova increased with increasing fish size, but the relationship was not strong. Our data indicate a spawning season of at least June through August off North Carolina due to high female gonadosomatic indices, large egg diameters, presence of egg filaments, presence of spent females in July and August, and presence of small juveniles (??? 25 mm) in July and August. This is the first report of single pair spawning for this family; other species reportedly spawn in large aggregations. ?? 2005 Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science of the University of Miami.

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

2005-01-01

485

Driving Through Time: The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A leisurely drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway may not be a luxury everyone has time for, so why not take a look at this digital version? It's a worthy surrogate crafted by the good folks at the University of North Carolina Libraries, along with help from the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources and other partners. The Parkway was conceived during the Great Depression and finished in 1987 and winds its way through 17 counties in North Carolina. This remarkable digital travelogue allows users to experience the history and geography of the celebrated roadway. The categories of the website include Explore, Overlooks, and Education. Visitors can start with the Explore area to look through items by date, location, or subject. There are photographs, maps, remembrances, and other images strewn throughout the time period between the 1880s to the present day. The Overlooks area is a dream, as visitors can read thematic, evocative essays on the various vista points. Visitors shouldn't miss the essays on Asheville and Grandfather Mountain, as they are both gems.

2012-06-08

486

Dept. of Marine, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University Jordan Hall -RM 4149, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-8208  

E-print Network

, Development, Demonstration, and Technology Transfer (RDDTT) Plan on Reducing Impacts from Harmful Algal Blooms-1998 � B.S., Ocean University of China- Physical Oceanography 1996 3. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY � Professor, North Oceanographic Institution 2005 � Green Innovative Technology Award, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 2004

Parker, Matthew D. Brown

487

Paleotectonic significance of the quartzite of the Sauratown Mountains window, North Carolina  

SciTech Connect

Recent mapping within the metamorphic core of the southern Appalachians has led to the identification of several internal basement massifs interpreted to be windows that expose parautochthonous basement beneath the main thrust sheet. One such internal massif is exposed within the Inner Piedmont of North Carolina by the Sauratown Mountain window and is overlain by a cover sequence of arkose, schist, and quartzite. Detailed examination of the primary cross-stratification types preserved within the quartzite at Pilot Mountain indicates that deposition took place in several marine environments ranging from foreshore to inner shelf. Deposits of similar origin within the Early Cambrian North American passive-margin sediments appear to thin west to east, from 80 m at the Chilhowee Group type locality at Chilhowee Mountain (300 km west-southwest of Pilot Mountain) to 40 m within the Unaka belt (150 km west of Pilot Mountain). The quartzite at Pilot Mountain is more than 45 m thick and therefore does not appear to represent a distal part of this passive-margin sequence. Alternatively, two paleotectonic interpretations seem plausible: (1) quartzites of the Sauratown Mountains window, North Carolina, represent Late Proterozoic (Tallulah Falls-Ashe Formation equivalent) deposition along a sea-floor high associated with the rifted basement terrane during the rift phase prior to the opening of Iapetus; or (2) quartzites of the Sauratown Mountains window, North Carolina, represent latest Proterozoic to Early Cambrian (Chilhowee Group time equivalent) deposition on an isolated, rifted continental fragment during the drift phase of the North American-Iapetus margin evolution.

Walker, D.; Driese, S.G. (Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville (USA)); Hatcher, R.D. Jr. (Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville (USA) Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN (USA))

1989-10-01

488

Air Manganese Levels and Chronic Liver Disease Mortality in North Carolina Counties: An Ecological Study  

PubMed Central

A Manganese is an essential trace element which is toxic in high doses. Over the past several decades, manganese has replaced lead as the anti-knock agent in gasoline, raising concern about air and road-side contamination with this element. In addition, manganese is absorbed by the liver, making specific populations (e.g., pregnant women, infants and children, and patients with liver disease) susceptible to its toxic effects. Using data from the US Census Bureau, the North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics, and the US Environmental Protection Agency, this ecological study evaluated chronic liver disease mortality rates in North Carolina’s 100 counties. It correlated these rates with county-level demographics as well as on-road and non-road air borne manganese concentrations. Median income by county was inversely associated with chronic liver disease mortality, while the logarithmically transformed airborne concentrations of on-road manganese were positively correlated with county-level chronic liver disease mortality. Because environmental manganese near roads is likely to increase over time, these pilot findings potentially have regulatory implications and argue for further research. PMID:23202682

Spangler, John G.

2012-01-01

489

Application of satellite remote sensing to North Carolina. Development of a monitoring methodology for trophic states of lakes in North Carolina  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Conjunctive study of four shallow coastal plain lakes in northeastern North Carolina and their LANDSAT-2 images demonstrates that it is possible to differentiate between the lakes and their respective trophic states on the basis of the multispectral scanner imagery. The year-long investigation established that monitoring of the trophic states of the lakes on a seasonal basis through application of color additive imagery enchancement techniques is possible. Utilizing a standard setting of the color additive viewer, an investigator can normalize the imagery to an internal standard of constant reflectance characteristics. By comparison of the false color renditions with a standard interference color chart combined with brightness measurements made on the viewer screen, one can relate the lake reflectances to their trophic states. Two or more bands of the imagery are required, and the present study established that for the lakes studied, Band 5 and Band 6 form a good combination.

Welby, C. W.; Holman, R. E.

1977-01-01

490

Legacy Hg-Cu Contamination of Active Stream Sediments in the Gold Hill Mining District, North Carolina  

E-print Network

Legacy Hg-Cu Contamination of Active Stream Sediments in the Gold Hill Mining District, North(4) 2010: pp. 503­522 Legacy Hg-Cu Contamination of Active Stream Sediments in the Gold Hill Mining sediments downstream from the Gold Hill mining district in the Piedmont of North Carolina. Mining for gold

Lecce, Scott A.

491

Studies in Teaching: 2002 Research Digest. Research Projects Presented at Annual Research Forum (Winston-Salem, North Carolina, December 2002)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents the of an annual educational research forum held at Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, North Carolina) on December 11, 2002. A table of contents and 27 research studies of high school teaching are included. Studies include: Effects of the Earth/Environmental Science Requirement on High School Science Enrollment in North

McCoy, Leah P., Ed.

2002-01-01

492

One State Closer to a National Crisis: A Report on Elementary Social Studies Education in North Carolina Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In response to the growing concern of the marginalization of social studies education, members of the North Carolina Professors of Social Studies Education (NCPSSE) organization began a longitudinal study in 2003 to examine elementary social studies education. This study is part of a statewide initiative among six universities in the North

Rock, Tracy C.; Heafner, Tina; O'Connor, Katherine; Passe, Jeff; Oldendorf, Sandra; Good, Amy; Byrd, Sandra

2006-01-01

493

TOTAL EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY (TEAM) STUDY: ELIZABETH AND BAYONNE, NEW JERSEY, DEVILS LAKE, NORTH DAKOTA AND GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA. VOLUME 2, PARTS 1 AND 2  

EPA Science Inventory

The TEAM Study measured exposures to 20-25 volatile organic compounds in the air, drinking water, and exhaled breath of 650 persons in 4 states. Volume I is a summary and overview of the entire study. Volume II deals with studies in New Jersey, North Carolina, and North Dakota. V...

494

Passage of 100% tobacco-free school policies in 14 North Carolina school districts.  

PubMed

Though comprehensive tobacco-free school policies constitute an important component of state tobacco control efforts, little research exists about their adoption process. In the past two years, efforts occurred in North Carolina to increase the number of school districts adopting 100% tobacco-free school policies. As part of the North Carolina Youth Empowerment Study (NC-YES), researchers developed a school tobacco policy interview guide to conduct interviews with 40 key people (e.g., school board member, principal, etc.) in each of 14 school districts that adopted a 100% tobacco-free school policy by the end of 2001. Results showed seven districts adopted their school policy in the past two years. Seven themes emerged: 1) Catalysts: Local adult and youth "champions" facilitated policy change; 2) Process of Adoption: Most school policies were adopted with an administrator or other adult initiating the change, but youth involvement increased in recent years; 3) Methods of Adoption: Advocates personalized health concerns by focusing on children and role modeling by adults; 4) Political Leadership: Governors of North Carolina, through letters to school districts and a policy summit, played an important role in stimulating policy change; 5) Barriers to Adoption: Concerns expressed before policy adoption, about teacher attrition or inability to enforce the policy, did not occur as feared; 6) Enforcement Issues: A key to policy enforcement involved being consistent, supportive, and firm; and 7) Economics of Tobacco Farming/Manufacturing: Though a local tobacco economy did little to influence policy adoption, districts that adopted policies were not located in counties with heavy tobacco production. Public health advocates may use this information to encourage school districts to adopt 100% tobacco-free school policies. PMID:14593944

Goldstein, Adam O; Peterson, Arlana Bobo; Ribisl, Kurt M; Steckler, Allan; Linnan, Laura; McGloin, Tim; Patterson, Carol

2003-10-01

495

Sudden Unexpected Death in North Carolina (SUDDEN): methodology review and screening results  

PubMed Central

Objectives This paper describes the methodology for a prospective, community-based study of sudden unexpected death in Wake County, North Carolina. Methods From 1 March to 29 June 2013, data of presumed cardiac arrest cases were captured from Wake County Emergency Medical Services. Participants were screened into the presumed sudden unexpected death group based on specific and sequential screening criteria, and medical and public records were collected for each participant in this group. A committee of independent cardiologists reviewed all data to determine final inclusion/exclusion of each participant into registry. Results We received 398 presumed cardiac arrest referrals. Of these, 105 participants, age 18–65?years old, were identified as presumed sudden unexpected deaths. The primary reason for exclusion was survival to hospital (38%). Ninety-five per cent of participants in the presumed sudden unexpected death group experienced an unwitnessed death. Hypertension was present in almost 50%, while dyslipidaemia and diabetes mellitus were present in almost 25% of the same group. In addition, the presumed sudden unexpected death group includes 67.6% males (95% CI 58 to 76) whereas the control group only included 58.9% (95% CI 46 to 55) males. Conclusions Participant identification and data collection processes identify presumed sudden unexpected death cases and secure medical and public data for screening and final adjudication. The study infrastructure developed in Wake County will allow its expansion to other counties in North Carolina. Preliminary data indicate the study presently focuses on a population demographically representative of North Carolina. PMID:25332830

Nanavati, Parin P; Mounsey, John Paul; Pursell, Irion W; Simpson, Ross J; Lewis, Mary Elizabeth; Mehta, Neil D; Williams, Jefferson G; Bachman, Michael W; Myers, J Brent; Chung, Eugene H

2014-01-01

496

Baylisascaris procyonis in raccoons (Procyon lotor) from North Carolina and current status of the parasite in the USA.  

PubMed

Baylisascaris procyonis is an intestinal nematode of raccoons (Procyon lotor) that can cause fatal larva migrans in numerous species of birds and mammals, including humans. Historically, this parasite has been rare in the southeastern USA but recently has been reported in eastern Tennessee and isolated parts of Georgia and Florida. The objective of the current study was to investigate the distribution and prevalence of B. procyonis in raccoons from North Carolina. In western North Carolina, in counties bordering Tennessee, B. procyonis was detected in nine of 74 (12 %) raccoons sampled in 2010-2011. In general, worm burdens (average 20 worms) were low, but one raccoon had 122 adult worms. No difference was noted in prevalence by year or age, but significantly more males were infected compared with females. Sequences of the internal transcribed spacer 2 region from three samples were identical to B. procyonis. In central North Carolina (Guilford County), all 34 raccoons and 49 fecal samples tested were negative. Collation of data from previous studies conducted in the Southeast indicates that B. procyonis has been reported from numerous counties, but surveillance has been patchy and many negative results are >30 years old. These results indicate that B. procyonis is established in North Carolina and given the zoonotic and wildlife health implications of this parasite, additional surveillance in North Carolina and other southeastern states is warranted. PMID:23180125

Hernandez, Sonia M; Galbreath, Brianna; Riddle, Dennis F; Moore, Andrew P; Palamar, Maria B; Levy, Michael G; DePerno, Christopher S; Correa, Maria T; Yabsley, Michael J

2013-02-01

497

North Carolina and the Battle for Business: A Case Study in Public Policy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Author David Eddy Spicer of the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, explores the issues that arise when political jurisdictions compete for businesses that are relocating, in this Case Study in Public Policy and Management. Students are put in the place of top economic advisors to Governor Jim Hunt of North Carolina, and must form opinions based on actual interviews with business and political leaders, news articles, and legal briefs. Registration is required and although a small fee (currently $2.50) is charged for access, the site is well worth the visit.

1996-01-01

498

Shoreline configuration and shoreline dynamics: A mesoscale analysis. [Assateague Island and Outer Banks of North Carolina  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The author has identified the following significant results. Atlantic coast barrier island shorelines are seldom straight, but rather sinuous. These shoreline curvatures range in size from cusps to capes. Significant relationships exist between the orientation of shoreline segments within the larger of these sinuous features and shoreline dynamics, with coefficients ranging up to .9. Orientation of the shoreline segments of Assateague Island (60 km) and the Outer Banks of North Carolina (130 km) was measured from LANDSAT 2 imagery (1:80,000) and high altitude aerial photography (1:120,000). Long term trends in shoreline dynamics were established by mapping shoreline and storm-surge penetration changes.

Dolan, R. (principal investigator); Hayden, B. P.; Heywood, J. E.

1975-01-01

499

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Chemistry Fundamentals Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chemistry Fundamentals Program offers an interactive review of the fundamentals of chemistry for incoming college freshman chemistry students. The basic link offers materials about chemical nomenclature, atomic structure, stoichiometry, and acid base chemistry. After learning about these essentials, users can progress to more advanced topics such as gas laws, thermodynamics, kinetics, and redox chemistry. The explanations are linked with a useful chemistry glossary. The website offers many online calculators to deal with compressibility, unit conversion, and various other chemical problems. Students can also find a helpful review of mathematics used in chemistry.

500

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Chemistry Fundamentals Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chemistry Fundamentals Program offers an interactive review of the fundamentals of chemistry for incoming college freshman chemistry students. The basic link offers materials about chemical nomenclature, atomic structure, stoichiometry, and acid base chemistry. After learning about these essentials, users can progress to more advanced topics such as gas laws, thermodynamics, kinetics, and redox chemistry. The explanations are linked with a useful chemistry glossary. The website offers many online calculators to deal with compressibility, unit conversion, and various other chemical problems. Students can also find a helpful review of mathematics used in chemistry.

2007-05-19