Sample records for north carolina estuary

  1. Digital flow model of the Chowan River estuary, North Carolina

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Daniel, C.C.

    1977-01-01

    A one-dimensional deterministic flow model based on the continuity equation had been developed to provide estimates of daily flow past a number of points on the Chowan River estuary of northeast North Carolina. The digital model, programmed in Fortran IV, computes daily average discharge for nine sites; four of these represent inflow at the mouths of major tributaries, the five other sites are at stage stations along the estuary. Because flows within the Chowan River and the lower reaches of its tributaries are tidally affected, flows occur in both upstream and downstream directions. The period of record generated by the model extends from April 1, 1974, to March 31, 1976. During the two years of model operation the average discharge at Edenhouse near the mouth of the estuary was 5,830 cfs (cubic feet per second). Daily average flows during this period ranged from 55,900 cfs in the downstream direction on July 17, 1975, to 14,200 cfs in the upstream direction on November 30, 1974

  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. 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 ...

  4. Simulated circulation and transport in adjacent wind-driven estuaries in North Carolina

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Robbins, Jeanne C.; Bales, Jerad D.

    1994-01-01

    The Pamlico and Neuse River estuaries, in North Carolina, display similar physical characteristics because of their proximity and physiographic setting. Yet, because of channel configuration and longitudinal alignment, differences in circulation and flushing exist. Spatially detailed hydrodynamic models were applied to each estuary to characterize these differences. The models were calibrated and tested using continuous records of water level and salinity collected at 15-minute intervals at sites throughout each study reach. Data and model simulations indicate that the alignment of each estuary in relation to Pamlico Sound and the predominant wind directions have significant effects on circulation and transport within each system. The range in simulated flow at the mouth of the Neuse River estuary was nearly 25 percent greater than that simulated at the mouth of the Pamlico River estuary. Simulated cumulative transport for an 11-day period in June 1991 was also greater and more dynamic in the Neuse River than in the Pamlico River. Simulated currents were generally higher in the Neuse River than in the Pamlico River and the tracking of individual particles showed greater overall movement in the Neuse River.

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

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Bales, Jerad D.; Robbins, Jeanne C.

    1999-01-01

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

  6. North Carolina Aquariums

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    Site of the North Carolina Aquarium Society and its three aquaria. Established in 1976 to promote awareness, understanding, appreciation, and conservation of North Carolina's ocean, estuaries, rivers, streams, and other aquatic environments. Each aquarium web page links to various activity guides. Other links include news, membership information, Jennette's Pier, and online activities for children. Locations of the aquaria are Pine Knoll Shores, Roanoke Island, and Fort Fisher.

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

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

    1995-01-01

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

  8. Annual cycles of phytoplankton community-structure and bloom dynamics in the Neuse River Estuary, North Carolina

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. L. Pinckney; H. W. Paerl; M. B. Harrington; K. E. Howe

    1998-01-01

    The spatiotemporal distributions of major phytoplankton taxa were quantified to estimate the relative contribution of different\\u000a microalgal groups to biomass and bloom dynamics in the eutrophic Neuse River Estuary, North Carolina, USA. Biweekly water\\u000a samples and ambient physical and chemical data were examined at sites along a salinity gradient from January 1994 through\\u000a December 1996. Chemosystematic photopigments (chlorophylls and carotenoids)

  9. SPACE/TIME ANALYSIS OF FECAL POLLUTION AND RAINFALL IN AN EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA ESTUARY

    PubMed Central

    Coulliette, Angela D.; Money, Eric S.; Serre, Marc L.; Noble, Rachel T.

    2009-01-01

    The Newport River Estuary (NPRE) is a high priority shellfish harvesting area in eastern North Carolina (NC) that is impaired due to fecal contamination, specifically exceeding recommended levels for fecal coliforms. A hydrologic-driven mean trend model was developed, as a function of antecedent rainfall, in the NPRE to predict levels of E. coli (EC, measured as a proxy for fecal coliforms). This mean trend model was integrated in a Bayesian Maximum Entropy (BME) framework to produce informative Space/Time (S/T) maps depicting fecal contamination across the NPRE during winter and summer months. These maps showed that during dry winter months, corresponding to the oyster harvesting season in NC (October 1st to March 30th), predicted EC concentrations were below the shellfish harvesting standard (14 MPN per 100 ml). However, after substantial rainfall 3.81 cm (1.5 inches), the NPRE did not appear to meet this requirement. Warmer months resulted in the predicted EC concentrations exceeding the threshold for the NPRE. Predicted ENT concentrations were generally below the recreational water quality threshold (104 MPN per 100 ml), except for warmer months after substantial rainfall. Once established, this combined approach produces near real-time visual information on which to base water quality management decisions. PMID:19544880

  10. North and South Carolina Coasts

    Microsoft Academic Search

    MICHAEL A. MALLIN; JOANN M. BURKHOLDER; LAWRENCE B. CAHOON; MARTIN H. POSEY

    2000-01-01

    This coastal region of North and South Carolina is a gently sloping plain, containing large riverine estuaries, sounds, lagoons, and salt marshes. The most striking feature is the large, enclosed sound known as the Albemarle–Pamlico Estuarine System, covering approximately 7530 km2. The coast also has numerous tidal creek estuaries ranging from 1 to 10 km in length. This coast has

  11. 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...

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

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    Bangley, Charles; Rulifson, Roger

    2014-01-01

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

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    2015-05-01

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

  14. 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...

  15. Distribution and abundance of American eels in the White Oak River estuary, North Carolina

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Hightower, J.E.; Nesnow, C.

    2006-01-01

    Apparent widespread declines in abundance of Anguilla rostrata (American eel) have reinforced the need for information regarding its life history and status. We used commercial eel pots and crab (peeler) pots to examine the distribution, condition, and abundance of American eels within the White Oak River estuary, NC, during summers of 2002-2003. Catch of American eels per overnight set was 0.35 (SE = 0.045) in 2002 and 0.49 (SE = 0.044) in 2003. There was not a significant linear relationship between catch per set and depth in 2002 (P = 0.31, depth range 0.9-3.4 m) or 2003 (P = 0.18, depth range 0.6-3.4 m). American eels from the White Oak River were in good condition, based on the slope of a length-weight relationship (3.41) compared to the median slope (3.15) from other systems. Estimates of population density from grid sampling in 2003 (300 mm and larger: 4.0-13.8 per ha) were similar to estimates for the Hudson River estuary, but substantially less than estimates from other (smaller) systems including tidal creeks within estuaries. Density estimates from coastal waters can be used with harvest records to examine whether overfishing has contributed to the recent apparent declines in American eel abundance.

  16. 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.

  17. North Carolina Humanities Council

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    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"

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bowen, J. D.

    2004-12-01

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

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. D. Bowen

    2004-01-01

    A modified version of an existing two-dimensional, laterally averaged model (CE-QUAL-W2) was applied to predict water quality conditions in the lower 80-km of the Neuse River Estuary. Separate time periods were modeled for calibration and verification (model testing). The calibration time period ran from June 1997 to December 1999, while the verification time period ran from January to December 2000.

  20. 75 FR 51949 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; North Carolina and South Carolina...

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    2010-08-24

    ...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...

  1. Counselor Registration in North Carolina.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Locke, Don C.

    1984-01-01

    Describes the 1983 law that provides for registration of practicing counselors in North Carolina. Explains that registration informs the public by identifying persons who have met minimum qualifications, but allows others to continue practicing without meeting such requirements. (LLL)

  2. Schools & Taxes in North Carolina.

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    Levin, Betsy; And Others

    This report is one of a series on education finance undertaken to document existing disparities in expenditures for education, to analyze the sources of the disparities, and to describe and evaluate the gains and losses that would occur in differing types of school districts under alternative fiscal policies. This study shows that North Carolina's…

  3. Teacher Centers in North Carolina.

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    Harper, J. Earle

    Thirteen teacher centers in North Carolina are listed and described in terms of: (1) location; (2) operating hours; (3) program design, objectives, and services; (4) resources; (5) staff; (6) setting; (7) target audience; (8) fees; (9) program origin; (10) affiliation; (11) administrative policies; and (12) publications and information services.…

  4. Anguilliform larvae collected off North Carolina

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

    2007-01-01

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

  5. The North Carolina Field Test

    SciTech Connect

    Sharp, T.R.; Ternes, M.P.

    1990-08-01

    The North Carolina Field Test will test the effectiveness of two weatherization approaches: the current North Carolina Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program and the North Carolina Field Test Audit. The Field Test Audit will differ from North Carolina's current weatherization program in that it will incorporate new weatherization measures and techniques, a procedure for basing measure selection of the characteristics of the individual house and the cost-effectiveness of the measure, and also emphasize cooling energy savings. The field test will determine the differences of the two weatherization approaches from the viewpoints of energy savings, cost effectiveness, and implementation ease. This Experimental Plan details the steps in performing the field test. The field test will be a group effort by several participating organizations. Pre- and post-weatherization data will be collected over a two-year period (November 1989 through August 1991). The 120 houses included in the test will be divided into a control group and two treatment groups (one for each weatherization procedure) of 40 houses each. Weekly energy use data will be collected for each house representing whole-house electric, space heating and cooling, and water heating energy uses. Corresponding outdoor weather and house indoor temperature data will also be collected. The energy savings of each house will be determined using linear-regression based models. To account for variations between the pre- and post-weatherization periods, house energy savings will be normalized for differences in outdoor weather conditions and indoor temperatures. Differences between the average energy savings of treatment groups will be identified using an analysis of variance approach. Differences between energy savings will be quantified using multiple comparison techniques. 9 refs., 8 figs., 5 tabs.

  6. Eastern North Carolina Digital Library

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2006-01-01

    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.

  7. Estuaries of the South Atlantic coast of North America: Their geographical signatures

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Richard Dame; Merryl Alber; Dennis Allen; Michael Mallin; Clay Montague; Alan Lewitus; Alice Chalmers; Robert Gardner; Craig Gilman; Björn Kjerfve; Jay Pinckney; Ned Smith

    2000-01-01

    Estuaries of the southeastern Atlantic coastal plain are dominated by shallow meso-tidal bar-built systems interspersed with\\u000a shallow sounds and both low flow coastal plain and high flow piedmont riverine systems. Three general geographical areas can\\u000a be discriminated: the sounds of North Carolina; the alternating series of riverine and ocean dominated bar-built systems of\\u000a South Carolina, Georgia, and northeast Florida, and

  8. Venomous Snakes of North Carolina

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    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.

  9. Financial Flexibility in North Carolina Schools.

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    Suarez, Tanya M.; Polen, Deborah A.

    This paper explores educational financial flexibility with a focus on the specific issues surrounding local flexibility in North Carolina school districts. Strategies that states have used to increase local financial flexibility include waivers, reduction of budget categories, block grants, and school-based budgeting. The North Carolina system of…

  10. North Carolina School Nurse Leadership Institute

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    Guttu, Martha

    2007-01-01

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

  11. Lichen Checklist for North Carolina, USA

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gary B. Perlmutter

    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

  12. Phytoplankton Community Indicators of Short and Long-term Ecological Change in the Anthropogenically and Climatically Impacted Neuse River Estuary, North Carolina, USA

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hans W. Paerl; Karen L. Rossignol; S. Nathan Hall; Benjamin L. Peierls; Michael S. Wetz

    2010-01-01

    Estuarine and coastal systems represent a challenge when it comes to determining the causes of ecological change because human\\u000a and natural perturbations often interact. Phytoplankton biomass (chlorophyll a) and group-specific photopigment indicators were examined from 1994 to 2007 to assess community responses to nutrient and\\u000a climatic perturbations in the Neuse River Estuary, NC. This system experienced nutrient enrichment and hydrologic

  13. Ecology of Albemarle Sound, North Carolina: an estuarine profile

    SciTech Connect

    Copeland, B.J.; Hodson, R.G.; Riggs, S.R.; Easley, J.E. Jr.

    1983-09-01

    Albemarle Sound, a large oligohaline estuary in northeastern North Carloina, constitutes a significant portion of North Carolina's coastal system. It is shallow, wind dominated, and strongly influenced by freshwater inflow. These conditions, combined with limited oceanic access and exchange, maintain fresh- to brackish water conditions throughout most of the estuary during the year. The nekton are the most well-known biological component of this extensive estuarine system. Albemarle Sound is an important nursery area for a number of anadromous and migratory fish as well as the blue crab and supports fisheries for many of these species. Other biological components (phytoplankton, zooplankton, and benthos) in the estuary are less well studied. Declining fisheries, algal blooms in freshwater tributaries, and changing patterns of land and water use are among the critical issues facing managers of Albemarle Sound. This report discusses current steps being taken toward holistic management and provides a state-of-the-art information base and ecological synthesis of the estuary and its watershed. 89 references, 50 figures, 19 tables.

  14. Eastern North Carolina: An Education Atlas.

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    Wilms, Douglas C.

    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…

  15. Integrating Science in Participatory Decisions for Water Quality: Case Studies from North Carolina, USA

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lynn A. Maguire

    North Carolina has embraced stakeholder participation in water quality management, convening public involvement processes to help design regulations for reducing nutrient loads in watersheds impaired by stormwater run-off, wastewater disposal and confined animal feeding operations, among other sources. The Tar-Pamlico and Neuse watersheds each terminate in broad, shallow estuaries susceptible to fish kills. Deciding which watershed users should do how

  16. Paleomagnetism of carboniferous intrusions in North Carolina

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Colleen Barton; Laurie Brown

    1983-01-01

    Paleomagnetic samples of two late Paleozoic plutons were collected from the eastern Piedmont Province in North Carolina. Results from the early Carboniferous (326+\\/-27 m.y.) Lilesville pluton, located in the Carolina Slate Belt, indicate a pole position similar to that of the stable North American craton for the lower Carboniferous. Five sites in this gabbro\\/granite complex give a pole of 40°N,

  17. North Carolina Maps: Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

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    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

  18. Student Sampler: Facts in Brief on North Carolina

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    North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2006

    2006-01-01

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

  19. North Carolina Mathematics Standard Course of Study. Revised.

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    North Carolina State Dept. of Public Education, Raleigh.

    North Carolina has had a Standard Course of Study since 1988. The most recent revisions of the state mathematics curriculum occurred in 1989 (K-8) and 1992 (9-12). The intent of the North Carolina Mathematics Standard Course Study is to establish competency goals and objectives for the teaching and learning of mathematics in North Carolina. The…

  20. 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.

  1. NORTH CAROLINA BIOFUEL DISTRIBUTORS & PRODUCERS

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    -957-1500 Marc Dreyfors info@CarolinaBiofuels.org Cherry Energy Company www.cherryenergy.com Kinston, NC Seven Springs, NC 252-523-3874 919-658-2726 Jay Cherry Jay@cherryenergy.com Clark Oil Company East Belhaven, NC

  2. NORTH CAROLINA BIOFUEL DISTRIBUTORS & PRODUCERS

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    -957-1500 Marc Dreyfors info@CarolinaBiofuels.org Cherry Energy Company www.cherryenergy.com Kinston, NC Seven Springs, NC 252-523-3874 919-658-2726 Jay Cherry info@cherryenergy.com Clark Oil Company East Belhaven, NC

  3. NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY Academic Advisement Report

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    academic status and the requirements that I must achieve in order to improve my academic standingNORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY Academic Advisement Report Spring 2014 Notice to student to discuss academic status and plans for improvement. Failure to meet with your advisor and complete

  4. NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY Academic Advisement Report

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    academic status and the requirements that I must achieve in order to improve my academic standingNORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY Academic Advisement Report Fall 2011 Notice to student: An academic. It will be removed by your associate dean for academic affairs, and registration thus will be permitted, only upon

  5. THE NORTH CAROLINA HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT

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    Robert F. Mulligan

    This paper computes and interprets Human Development Indices (HDIs) for the 100 counties of North Carolina. Human Development Indices include information on three dimensions: income, health, and education, and therefore provide a more balanced and complete assessment of well-being than measures of income alone. Per capita nominal income is used as the income measure. Physicians per 10,000 of population is

  6. University of North Carolina Department of Geography

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    Doyle, Martin

    to the present. This exploration crosses the traditional sub-disciplinary divisions of human geography, physicalUniversity 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

  7. North Carolina Child Health Report Card, 2001.

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    Vitaglione, Tom; Weisner, Kristie

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

  8. DISTRIBUTION OF PHYTOPLANKTON IN NORTH CAROLINA LAKES

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

  9. North Carolina Clothing and Textiles Curriculum Guide.

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

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

  10. Facilities Guidelines. North Carolina Public Schools.

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    North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

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

  11. North Carolina Foods and Nutrition Curriculum Guide.

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

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

  12. A Profile of Anson County, North Carolina.

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    Farr, M. Gaston; And Others

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

  13. North Carolina Public Schools Facilities Guidelines.

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    North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

    This document provides school systems and designers with design information that can be used as a basis for new schools, additions, and renovations when building public schools in North Carolina. Further, it serves as a planning guide for those in the process of building or renovating school facilities. The guidelines detail minimum requirements…

  14. Neuse River Basin, North Carolina Ecosystem Restoration Project

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    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 state. The Neuse River originates at the confluence of the Eno and Flat Rivers in north- central North

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

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    Lynn Stemmy Woerner; Courtney T. Hackney

    1997-01-01

    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

  16. Natural Resource Inventory of the Lake Johnson Park & Nature Preserve Raleigh, North Carolina

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    Hess, George

    Natural Resource Inventory of the Lake Johnson Park & Nature Preserve Raleigh, North Carolina #12; Natural Resources Inventory of Lake Johnson Park & Nature Preserve Raleigh, North Carolina #12; i Natural Resource Inventory of Lake Johnson Park & Nature Preserve Raleigh, North Carolina

  17. North Carolina Building Science Industry Focus Group Workshop Report

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    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.

  18. Water Resources Research Institute of the University of North Carolina

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    Water Resources Research Institute of the University of North Carolina Annual Technical Report FY 2000 Introduction SUMMARY The North Carolina Water Resources Research Institute program for 2000-2001 (Federal Fiscal Year 2000) continued to focus on three broad areas of concern: surface waters, groundwater

  19. Revised North Carolina Mathematics Standard Course of Study.

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    North Carolina State Dept. of Public Education, Raleigh.

    This document outlines the content standards for mathematics in the state of North Carolina. It is organized into four sets of grade levels: K-2; 3-5; 6-8; and high school courses. This guide establishes competency goals and objectives for the teaching and learning of mathematics in North Carolina. Outlines of the state position on such topics as…

  20. Characteristics of drowning deaths in North Carolina.

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    Patetta, M J; Biddinger, P W

    1988-01-01

    A retrospective study of 1,052 unintentional drowning deaths in North Carolina during the period from 1980 through 1984 was carried out, with emphasis on the victims' activity and alcohol consumption, and the settings of the accidents. The data suggest that many drownings are preventable, and reinforce the etiologic importance of ethanol consumption in such deaths. The overall drowning rate for North Carolina residents during the period covered by the study was 3.2 per 100,000 persons. Nonwhite males had the highest rate, 8.8 per 100,000 population. The next highest rate was for white males, 4.7 per 100,000. Swimming and wading, involved in 41 percent of the drowning deaths, was the most frequently associated activity. Fishing was involved in 15 percent of the deaths, and motor vehicle accidents with 8 percent. Most occurred in freshwater settings, notably lakes and ponds, 39 percent, and rivers and creeks, 29 percent. Of the 752 victims 15 years and older tested for blood ethanol, 53 percent had positive tests and 38 percent had blood alcohol concentrations of 100 milligrams per deciliter or greater. Significant percentages of victims 15 years and older with blood alcohol concentrations greater than 100 milligrams per deciliter were found in all settings and activity groups. PMID:3136500

  1. 77 FR 62200 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina Portion of the Charlotte...

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    ...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...

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

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

    2003-01-01

    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.

  3. Changes in the North Carolina Mathematics Curriculum: A Comparative Study, 1920s, 1930's with 2003

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    Spagnolo, Filippo

    376 Changes in the North Carolina Mathematics Curriculum: A Comparative Study, 1920s, 1930's of the mathematics curriculum in North Carolina provides a snapshot of the shifts in mathematics teaching of Mathematics Education, University of North Carolina Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina USA dkpugale

  4. The decline of mink in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina: The role of contaminants

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    S. L. Osowski; L. W. Brewer; O. E. Baker; G. P. Cobb

    1995-01-01

    Since the 1960s, mink (Mustela vison) populations in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina have declined, especially in the coastal plain. A prior study suggested that the decline may stem from environmental contaminants. Based on water quality data from each state, we identified 17 substances potentially related to the decline: aldrin, dieldrin, endrin, DDD, DDE, DDT, PCBs, chlordane, alpha-BHC, toxaphene,

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

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

    2014-01-01

    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

  6. Metamorphosed melange terrane in the eastern Piedmont of North Carolina

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    J. Wright Morton Jr.; David E. Blake; Albert S. Wylie Jr.; Edward F. Stoddard

    1986-01-01

    The Falls Lake melange crops out in the eastern Piedmont of North Carolina between the Carolina slate belt and the Raleigh belt. The melange is 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. Textures and structural relationships suggest formation by a

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

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    Not Available

    1988-11-01

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

  8. 75 FR 65389 - North Carolina Disaster #NC-00030

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    2010-10-22

    ...North Carolina (FEMA-1942-DR), dated 10/14/ 2010. Incident: Severe storms, flooding, and straight-line winds associated with remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole. Incident Period: 09/27/2010 through 10/01/2010. Effective...

  9. Chart A Organization Chart of North Carolina State University -2010

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    Cavanagh, John

    Chart A Organization Chart of North Carolina State University - 2010 Economic Development Copyright & Sponsored Programs & Human Resources NCSU Biotechnology Program Security & Compliance Technology & Science Academic Affairs Student AffairsInformation Technology Board of Trustees Legal Affairs b #12;Chart B

  10. 76 FR 38262 - North Carolina Disaster Number NC-00033

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    2011-06-29

    ...a major disaster for the State of North Carolina (FEMA-1969-DR), dated 04/19/2011. Incident: Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding. Incident Period: 04/16/2011. Effective Date: 06/20/2011. Physical Loan Application Deadline...

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

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    Banks, Jennifer L. [North Carolina Solar Center; Scanlin, Dennis [Appalachian State University; Quinlan, Paul [North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association

    2013-06-18

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

  12. University of North Carolina at Greensboro Animal Facility

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    Saidak, Filip

    University of North Carolina at Greensboro Animal Facility Animal Bites and Scratches Guidelines Bites and scratches can expose animal technicians and research and teaching personnel to biological preventable through proper training in animal handling techniques. Inappropriate handling can induce

  13. North Carolina's Homeless Families: Issues for the 90's. Papers from an Invitational Working Conference (Raleigh, North Carolina, January 24, 1991).

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    Relos, Ruth, Ed.

    The North Carolina Conference for Social Services invited North Carolina policymakers and service providers to participate in a working conference in January 1991. The conference addressed issues relating to homeless families in North Carolina. Goals of the conference were to: (1) increase the potential for collaboration on behalf of homeless…

  14. Postmortem levetiracetam (Keppra®) data from North Carolina.

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    Bishop-Freeman, Sandra C; Kornegay, Nina C; Winecker, Ruth E

    2012-07-01

    Levetiracetam (Keppra®) is one of the newer anticonvulsant drugs used to treat seizures. Since 2003, the North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Toxicology Laboratory has collected quantitative levetiracetam data in samples for 56 postmortem cases. The data presented herein will provide the forensic community with concentrations to assist in the interpretation of levetiracetam in postmortem blood. Decedents were divided into two groups according to manner of death as determined by the medical examiner for the purposes of studying levetiracetam concentrations. There were equal numbers of natural (N = 28) and non-natural deaths (N = 28). These data were subsequently divided into subgroups for further study to explore the therapeutic range of levetiracetam and how it relates to postmortem data. The cases not certified as natural were investigated to study levetiracetam concentrations in cases where it was determined to contribute to the cause of death (attributed) and those where it was not (unattributed). Until now, the literature has only reported levetiracetam overdoses in which the individuals have recovered with respiratory support. Discussed are two suicidal drug deaths from 2010 that are noted to have elevated levels of levetiracetam, 190 and 35 mg/L. Also included in the complete data set are postmortem concentrations for five patients under the age of 10 with levetiracetam ranging from 1.4 to 50 mg/L. This paper will also address the adverse effects of the drug and explore its potential risk for suicide. PMID:22635608

  15. New bouguer gravity map for North Carolina

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    Black, W.W.

    1985-01-01

    About 10,600 gravity stations have been used to create a revised gravity map. The map shows a close correspondence with surface geology and magnetic maps. A steep gradient occurs between the volcanic Carolina slate belt (CSB), which has extensive mafic roots, and the felsic rocks of the Grenville Sauratown Mt block. To the southwest, a much shallower gradient results due to the intervening Charlotte belt and suggests the absence of significant older felsic crust in the south-central Piedmont. The Coastal Plain (CP) and continental shelf show a gentle rolling surface similar to the Charlotte belt's. The entire map is occasionally cut by shallow circular anomalies which coincide with granite plutons where exposed. The Raleigh and eastern slate belt as well as the various Triassic basins show little effect of the regional trend and thus must be relative minor structural blocks. Thrust sheets in the Blue Ridge are defined by large irregular negative anomalies with shallow amplitude superimposed on the highly negative regional values. The Kings Mt belt in NC is delineated by a coincidence of contour liens with its boundaries. The Brevard zone in northern SC produces pertubations of crosscutting contours, but has no significant effect to the north.

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

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    Bales, J.D.

    2003-01-01

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

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

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    2013-07-01

    ...tributaries at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina; restricted area...tributaries at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina; restricted area...reservation of the Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina,...

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

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    2012-07-01

    ...tributaries at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina; restricted area...tributaries at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina; restricted area...reservation of the Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina,...

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

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    2014-07-01

    ...tributaries at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina; restricted area...tributaries at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina; restricted area...reservation of the Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina,...

  20. 33 CFR 334.430 - Neuse River and tributaries at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina; restricted...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...tributaries at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina; restricted area...tributaries at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina; restricted area...reservation of the Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina,...

  1. 33 CFR 334.430 - Neuse River and tributaries at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina; restricted...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...tributaries at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina; restricted area...tributaries at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina; restricted area...reservation of the Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina,...

  2. Seasonal Occurrence of Cownose Rays ( Rhinoptera bonasus ) in North Carolina’s Estuarine and Coastal Waters

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    M. April Goodman; Paul B. Conn; Eric Fitzpatrick

    2011-01-01

    The seasonal occurrence of cownose rays (Rhinoptera bonasus) within North Carolina’s estuarine and coastal waters was examined from aerial surveys conducted during 2004–2006. Generalized\\u000a linear models were used to assess the influence of several variables (month, year, habitat type, sea surface temperature,\\u000a and turbidity) on predicted counts of cownose rays. The spatial distributions of rays were compared by season, and

  3. A geochemical atlas of North Carolina, USA

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    Reid, J.C.

    1993-01-01

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

  4. Monitoring Rehabilitation in Temperate North American Estuaries

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

    2005-02-01

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

  5. 78 FR 78310 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina; Transportation Conformity...

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    ...Plans; North Carolina; Transportation Conformity Memorandum of...North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources...of agreement establishing transportation conformity criteria and...enforceability of certain transportation-related control...

  6. RESEARCH PROJECT SUMMARIES: NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY PART I. RESEARCH PROJECT SUMMARIES

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    Tullos, Desiree

    LEAD US INSTITUTION: NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY PROJECT TITLE IMPROVED COST EFFECTIVENESSRESEARCH PROJECT SUMMARIES: NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY 13 PART I. RESEARCH PROJECT SUMMARIES AND SUSTAINABILITY OF AQUACULTURE IN THE PHILIPPINES AND INDONESIA AQUAFISH PROJECT THEME INCOME GENERATION FOR SMALL

  7. 78 FR 70551 - Macalloy Superfund Site, North Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina; Notice of Settlement

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    2013-11-26

    ...Superfund Site, North Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina; Notice of Settlement AGENCY: Environmental Protection...Site located in North Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina. The settlement addresses costs from a Remedial...

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

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

    1975-01-01

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

  9. Estimating flood hydrographs for urban basins in North Carolina

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

    1996-01-01

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

  10. A Review of Available Data on the Health of the Latino Population in North Carolina

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Paul A. Buescher

    Objective: To portray major health problems and conditions in the Latino population of North Carolina. Study Design: Presentation of descriptive information from North Carolina data sets on Latino health issues, with whites and African Americans as comparison groups. Data Sources\\/Study Setting: Statewide data on the health of the Latino population are provided from the following data sets: North Carolina Behavioral

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

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    Phay, Robert E.

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

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Steven P. Morris; James Tuttle

    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

  13. Regulation of Subprime Mortgage Products: An Analysis of North Carolina's Predatory Lending Law

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    Gregory Elliehausen; Michael E. Staten

    2004-01-01

    This paper estimates the effect of North Carolina's high-cost mortgage law on the subprime mortgage market in that state. The results indicate that creditors sharply restricted lending to higher risk consumers in North Carolina following passage of the law. Creditors did not restrict lending in neighboring states or to lower risk consumers in North Carolina. These results suggest that the

  14. PISTACIA CHINENSIS (ANACARDIACEAE) NATURALIzED IN NORTH CAROLINA, U.S.A.

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    Krings, Alexander

    , Department of Plant Biology North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7612, U juveniles similares. Pistacia chinensis Bunge (Anacardiaceae) is a deciduous, dioecious tree species native, and Texas (McWilliams 1991; Texas Non-Native Plants Group 2010; USDA 2011), and now North Carolina

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

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2000-01-01

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

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

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

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

    [figure removed for brevity, see original site]

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

  16. New bouguer gravity map for North Carolina

    Microsoft Academic Search

    1985-01-01

    About 10,600 gravity stations have been used to create a revised gravity map. The map shows a close correspondence with surface geology and magnetic maps. A steep gradient occurs between the volcanic Carolina slate belt (CSB), which has extensive mafic roots, and the felsic rocks of the Grenville Sauratown Mt block. To the southwest, a much shallower gradient results due

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

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    Mauldin, Lundie; Frankenberg, Dirk

    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…

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

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    O'Boyle, Timothy

    2012-01-01

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

  19. University of North Carolina at Charlotte Student Union

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    Xie,Jiang (Linda)

    Page 1 University of North Carolina at Charlotte Student Union Posting Policy 1.0 PURPOSE 1 departments interested in posting information in the Student Union. 1.2. No information, advertisement in this policy. Materials posted in unapproved locations will be removed and discarded by Student Union personnel

  20. North Carolina Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Industry Census 2008

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC) provides this report from the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association on renewable energy and energy efficiency in that state. The report focuses on data collected for the year 2008. Users must download this resource for viewing, which requires a free log-in. There is no cost to download the item.

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

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    Outward Bound, Morganton, NC.

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

  2. Mineral Localities of North Carolina. [1971 Revised Edition].

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    Patterson, O. F., III; Ganis, G. Robert

    Described are mineral locations in the state of North Carolina. The localities are presented in annotated form, by counties, with a brief description of the minerals occurring at each deposit. No attempt is made to explain the mode of occurrence or the geologic origin of the deposits. The descriptions are accompanied by county highway maps for…

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

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

  4. A Partnership Framework for Geospatial Data Preservation in North Carolina

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    Steve Morris; James Tuttle; Jefferson Essic

    2009-01-01

    The North Carolina Geospatial Data Archiving Project (NCGDAP) is a joint project of the NC State University Libraries and the NC Center for Geographic Information and Analysis focusing on collection and preservation of state and local agency digital geospatial data resources. The project is being carried out in collaboration with the Library of Congress under the National Digital Information Infrastructure

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

  6. Geochemical interpretation of Kings Mountain, North Carolina, orientation area

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    V. Price; R. B. Ferguson

    1977-01-01

    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

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

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    Design Cost Data, 2001

    2001-01-01

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

  8. BIOGENIC SULFUR COMPOUNDS IN COASTAL ATMOSPHERES OF NORTH CAROLINA

    EPA Science Inventory

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

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

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    Outward Bound, Morganton, NC.

    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…

  10. The Graduate School University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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    Crews, Stephen

    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

  11. DIGITAL ELEVATION MODEL (DEM) FILES (30 M) FOR NORTH CAROLINA

    EPA Science Inventory

    Digital Elevation Model files, 30-m resolution, for North Carolina from US Geological Survey Web site: http://edcwww.cr.usgs.gov/doc/edchome/ndcdb/7_min_dem/states/NC.html Files listed for NC but centered in TN, GA, and VA are not included. All file archives were downloaded an...

  12. 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...

  13. Retaining Physical Therapists in North Carolina Public Schools

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    Ray, Laurie

    2011-01-01

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

  14. 78 FR 49317 - North Carolina Disaster # NC-00054

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    2013-08-13

    ...notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the State of North Carolina dated 08/06/2013. Incident: Severe storms and flooding. Incident Period: 07/12/2013 through 07/27/2013. DATES: Effective Date: 08/06/2013....

  15. Restructuring of Hog Farming in North Carolina: Explosion and Implosion

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    Owen J. Furuseth

    1997-01-01

    Over the past six years hog farming in North Carolina has undergone a significant restructuring. For most of this century raising hogs was a casual farm activity found throughout the state. During the past decade hog farming has been transformed along industrial-corporate lines. In the process, the swine population has expanded rapidly (exploded) and simultaneously collapsed in geographical bounds (imploded).

  16. Education Finance Litigation in North Carolina: Distinguishing "Leandro"

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    Lange, George; Wood, R. Craig

    2006-01-01

    In the educational finance litigation context, recent actions have been premised on the argument that the aid distribution system is fiscally inadequate, thus drawing attention away from a concern for equity. The financing of public education in North Carolina and the constitutional provisions undergirding the same have been the subject of…

  17. Five years of Paulownia field trials in North Carolina

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    Ben A. Bergmann

    2003-01-01

    Performance of Paulownia elongata, Paulownia fortunei, and PaulowniaבHenan 1’ was monitored at three sites in North Carolina between 1996 and 2000, and P. elongata clones were tested at an additional two sites. The primary objective was to define the potential for growing Paulownia in the state. Species and clones within species differed in survival and height and diameter growth whenever

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

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    Gillen, Andrew; Vedder, Richard

    2008-01-01

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

  19. The Clam-Kicking Fishery of North Carolina

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    - face. The fIshermen soon realized that the prop wash might be utilized to har- vest clams commercially far more effi- ciently than methods then in use. Clam- ming at that time was primarily done by hand and gear in the clam-kicking fish- ery ofNorth Carolina is described, from the originalanchor method

  20. Water Resources Research Institute of the University of North Carolina

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    , and urban water management. The Institute program also emphasized technology transfer in the form and regulatory activities regarding water quality and water resource management in North Carolina. The problem) water quality implications of animal waste operations; and 4) soil erosion and sediment pollution

  1. The Public Library: A Guidebook for North Carolina Library Trustees.

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    Phay, Robert E.

    The guidebook presents historical, legal, and practical information on the role of the board of trustees in North Carolina public libraries. Six sections detail the following: (1) matters relating to the powers and duties of trustees and to the internal operations of the board; (2) the relationship between the board and the chief librarian as it…

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

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    Chesson, Gail

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

  3. North Carolina Migrant Education 1981 State Evaluation Report.

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    Taylor, Y. A., Comp.

    In 1981 North Carolina's Migrant Education Program adequately met legislative requirements and national program objectives while initiating 11 new projects. More that $7 million was expended on 72 school year projects with total enrollments of 15,682 migrant children and 34 summer programs with total enrollments of 4,854. Program continuity was…

  4. North Carolina National Guard Integrated Behavioral Health System.

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    Nissen, Stephanie W; Brotherton, Jeffery L; Cohn, James A

    2011-01-01

    The North Carolina National Guard (NCNG) Integrated Behavioral Health System is designed to systematically bring the best internal and external military resources together to function collaboratively for the betterment of behavioral health assessment, crisis intervention, referral, and case management services available to NCNG service members and their families. PMID:21678689

  5. North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Drug Education Policy.

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    Welborne, Sullivan; And Others

    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…

  6. North Carolina Rural Renaissance Project, 1976-1980: Technical Report.

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    Moretz, H. Lynn

    The North Carolina Rural Renaissance Project was initiated in September 1976 by a consortium of 10 community colleges located throughout the state. Its primary objectives were to provide teachers with instruction and experience in developing and producing audiovisual instructional modules; to design and produce modules on adult basic education and…

  7. ACT Profile Report: State. Graduating Class 2012. North Carolina

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    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    This report provides information about the performance of North Carolina's 2012 graduating seniors who took the ACT as sophomores, juniors, or seniors; and self-reported at the time of testing that they were scheduled to graduate in 2012 and tested under standard time conditions. This report focuses on: (1) Performance: student test performance in…

  8. STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA OFFICE OF STATE HUMAN RESOURCES

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    Thaxton, Christopher S.

    STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA OFFICE OF STATE HUMAN RESOURCES 1331 MAIL SERVICE CENTER · RALEIGH, NC 27699-1331 PAT MCCRORY C. NEAL ALEXANDER, JR. GOVERNOR STATE HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR August 21, 2013 Dear Fellow State Employees, As you may be aware, HB 834, Modern State Human Resources Management

  9. Health burden from peat wildfire in North Carolina

    EPA Science Inventory

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

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

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    Hannafin, Bob

    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…

  11. 76 FR 56856 - North Carolina Disaster Number NC-00037

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    2011-09-14

    ...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: 09/01/2011. Physical Loan...

  12. 76 FR 59180 - North Carolina Disaster Number NC-00037

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    2011-09-23

    ...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...

  13. 2014 AADR Satellite Symposium in Clinical Research Charlotte, North Carolina

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    Klein, Ophir

    2014 AADR Satellite Symposium in Clinical Research Charlotte, North Carolina March 17-19, 2014 in Oral Health Research* will be offering its 2½ day course in clinical research as a Satellite Symposium. This symposium will provide an overview of clinical research methods for dental faculty/staff and government

  14. TRENDS IN NORTH CAROLINA EVAPOTRANSPIRATION AND LINKS WITH WATER AVAILABILITY

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Peter J. Robinson

    Water usage throughout North Carolina is increasing as population and per capita consumption increases. Water shortages are also increasing. Recently there was a long-term drought in the west, now much of the east has state-mandated water use limits, a response to rapidly falling water table levels. The relative roles of human activities and climatic variability in such events is unclear.

  15. Energy Performance of Daylit Schools in North Carolina.

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    Nicklas, Michael; Bailey, Gary

    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…

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

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

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

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

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

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

  18. Durham, North Carolina, Students Study Martian Volcanism

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2008-01-01

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    2002-01-01

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

  20. Black North Carolina Medical Students' Perceptions of Peer and Faculty Interactions and School Environments.

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    Frierson, Henry T., Jr.

    Medical students' perceptions of the college environment and interactions with peers and faculty were studied at the University of North Carolina, Duke University, Wake Forest University, and East Carolina University. A total of 76 black medical students (65% of the 117 black students in North Carolina's four medical schools) responded to a…

  1. 8251999 Estuarine Research Federation Estuaries Vol. 22, No. 4, p. 825836 December 1999

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    Mallin, Michael

    8251999 Estuarine Research Federation Estuaries Vol. 22, No. 4, p. 825­836 December 1999 Alternation of Factors Limiting Phytoplankton Production in the Cape Fear River Estuary MICHAEL A. MALLIN1 Fear River Estuary, a riverine system originating in the North Carolina piedmont. Nutrient addition

  2. Analysis of storm-water infiltration ponds on the North Carolina Outer Banks

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    Chescheir, G.M.; Fipps, G.; Skaggs, R.W.

    1990-09-01

    Increasing development along the North Carolina coast has been linked to the deterioration of water quality in adjacent sounds and estuaries. Degradation of water quality in sounds and estuaries threatens the coastal ecology which provides resources for the area's fishing and tourism industries. The state of N.C. adopted the current Stormwater Runoff Disposal Rules in 1988 requiring stormwater management plans for new development in 20 coastal counties. Stormwater infiltration pond systems are approved by the State as an option for retaining stormwater on the developed site; however, the long-term performance of these systems has not been measured or determined. The study was conducted to monitor the hydrology of stormwater infiltration ponds on the North Carolina barrier islands and to develop a model that continuously simulates the performance of these ponds. The hydrology of two operating infiltration ponds systems was evaluated in an 18-month field study. Rainfall, pond stage, and water table elevations at selected locations were monitored continuously. Water table elevations at additional locations were monitored on a biweekly basis. Soil hydraulic conductivities and soil water characteristic relationships were determined at both field sites. The subsurface geology was described at one site and an aquifer pump test was performed to determine aquifer transmissivity and specific yield. Both of the infiltration ponds in the field studies effectively served their primary purpose of retaining on site the stormwater runoff from the first 38 mm (1.5 in) of rainfall. In nearly every case, the pond seepage rate was sufficient to completely draw down the pond within 5 days. The hydrology of the infiltration ponds at the two research sites was very different.

  3. Nitrogen and phosphorus species in the coastal and shelf waters of Southeastern North Carolina, Mid-Atlantic U.S. coast

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    Evgeny V. Dafner; Michael A. Mallin; Jason J. Souza; Heather A. Wells; Douglas C. Parsons

    2007-01-01

    The diversity of small-scale wetlands, high salinity tidal creeks, salt marshes, estuaries, and a wide and shallow shelf with the Gulf Stream close to the break makes the coastal zone of south-eastern North Carolina (U.S.) a natural laboratory for the study of the cycling of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) in coastal and shelf waters. We assessed the summer concentrations,

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

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

    1998-04-01

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

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

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    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

  6. 78 FR 45152 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas; North Carolina...

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    2013-07-26

    ...Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, 1997 8-Hour Ozone Moderate Nonattainment Area to Attainment...North Carolina-South Carolina 8-hour ozone nonattainment area (hereafter referred...to attainment for the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality...

  7. Greening North Carolina Travel and Tourism Tips for Sustainable Practices in Tourism

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    Greening North Carolina Travel and Tourism Tips for Sustainable Practices in Tourism (As published in VISITNC NewsLink) Editor: Alex Naar, Coordinator Sustainable Tourism Initiatives Center for Sustainable Tourism & Office of Engagement, Innovation and Economic Development East Carolina University

  8. The decline of mink in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina: the role of contaminants.

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    Osowski, S L; Brewer, L W; Baker, O E; Cobb, G P

    1995-10-01

    Since the 1960s, mink (Mustela vision) populations in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina have declined, especially in the coastal plain. A prior study suggested that the decline may stem from environmental contaminants. Based on water quality data from each state, we identified 17 substances potentially related to the decline: aldrin, dieldrin, endrin, DDD, DDE, DDT, PCBs, chlordane, alpha-BHC, toxaphene, dibenzofuran, copper, chromium, cadmium, lead, arsenic, and mercury. Mink livers were analyzed for PCB and organochlorine pesticides, and kidneys and femurs were analyzed for metals. Reference sample concentrations from piedmont, mountain, and foothill locations were compared to state coastal plain totals and counties. PCBs for Georgia, dieldrin for South Carolina, and endrin and aldrin for North Carolina were significantly higher than the piedmont reference group. Liver PCB concentrations were higher than those known to cause mink reproductive dysfunction. Mercury concentrations were significantly higher in coastal plain mink from all three states and were in the range of those known to cause impacts to reproduction, growth, and behavior to wild mink. It is unknown what concentrations of cyclodienes cause reduced reproduction or other physiological effects in mink, but the levels reported here probably indicate background concentrations that do not contribute to the decline. PMID:7487161

  9. Union County, North Carolina invites your interest in the position of Urban Located in the southern piedmont of North Carolina, Union County has been

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    Mazzotti, Frank

    Union County, North Carolina invites your interest in the position of Urban Forester. Located in the southern piedmont of North Carolina, Union County has been one of the fastest growing counties of trees in Union County. Provides leadership for the development and implementation of an effective urban

  10. Bedrock Geology and Mineral Resources of the Knoxville 1 degree x 2 degrees Quadrangle, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina

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    Robinson, G.R., Jr.; Lesure, F.G.; Marlowe, J. I., II; Foley, Nick K.; Clark, S.H.

    2004-01-01

    The following geographic information system (GIS) data layers provide a digital format for the map plate in Bulletin 1979 (Robinson et al., 1991), ?Bedrock Geology and Mineral Resources of the Knoxville 1?x 2? Quadrangle, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina.? This open-file report is meant to supplement Bulletin 1979. The Knoxville 1?x 2? quadrangle spans the Southern Blue Ridge physiographic province at its widest point from eastern Tennessee across western North Carolina to the northwest corner of South Carolina. The quadrangle also contains small parts of the Valley and Ridge province in Tennessee and the Piedmont province in North and South Carolina. The bedrock geology for the coverage area is provided as a polygon coverage with bedrock unit information included. Mineral resources and geologic faults are provided as point and line files, respectively, to overlay the geology coverage. Detailed geologic information is provided in the attribute tables for these files, and .avl legend files are provided.

  11. Vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizae in salt marshes in North Carolina

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    1993-01-01

    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

  12. Vacuolar myelinopathy in waterfowl from a North Carolina impoundment.

    PubMed

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

    2003-04-01

    Vacuolar myelinopathy was confirmed by light and electron microscopic examination of mallards (Anas platyrhynchos), ring-necked ducks (Aythya collaris), and buffleheads (Bucephala albeola) collected during an epizootic at Lake Surf in central North Carolina (USA) between November 1998 and February 1999. Clinical signs of affected birds were consistent with central nervous system impairment of motor function (incoordination, abnormal movement and posture, weakness, paralysis). This is the first report of this disease in wild waterfowl (Anseriformes). PMID:12910770

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

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

    1984-01-01

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

  14. Seismicity in the Triassic Deep River Basin, North Carolina

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    Portner, D. E.; Wagner, L. S.; Fouch, M. J.; James, D. E.; Roman, D. C.; Golden, S.

    2013-12-01

    The Deep River Basin in central North Carolina is one of a series of Triassic rift basins along the east coast called the Newark Supergroup. Although the east coast lies on a passive plate margin, there is recorded seismicity within all of the coastal states, much of which is attributed to boundary faults of the Newark Supergroup basins. However, this seismicity is conspicuously absent around the Deep River Basin and most of North Carolina east of the Appalachian Mountains. In March 2012 we installed a 12 station broadband seismic network surrounding the Sanford Sub-Basin of the Deep River Basin to measure unrecorded seismicity. Through fifteen months of data collection, we have confidently detected and located more than 160 low magnitude seismic events within the array. However, the event locations cluster in four locations - three of which are near local rock quarries and one is near an unidentified anthropic feature. Further, these events consistently occur between the hours of 9am and 6pm local time, Monday through Friday indicating that they are anthropogenic. The Deep River Basin is one of the most likely places east of the Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina to be seismically active, yet we have measured no natural seismicity. Using receiver functions and known origins of the local seismic events we will be examining the crustal structure beneath the Deep River Basin to explain the conspicuous lack of local seismic activity.

  15. 76 FR 77021 - In the Matter of Carolina Power & Light Company, North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency...

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    2011-12-09

    ...License I Carolina Power & Light Company (CP&L, the licensee) and North Carolina...The facility operating license authorizes CP&L to possess, use, and operate the Harris...Harris, Unit 1, to the extent held by CP&L. The proposed indirect transfer...

  16. 76 FR 77024 - In the Matter of Carolina Power & Light Company North Carolina Eastern, Municipal Power Agency...

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    2011-12-09

    ...Licenses I Carolina Power & Light Company (CP&L, the licensee) and North Carolina...The facility operating licenses authorize CP&L to possess, use, and operate the Brunswick...licenses for Brunswick, to the extent held by CP&L. The proposed indirect transfer...

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

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    Engel, Jonathan

    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

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

    USGS Publications Warehouse

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

    2011-01-01

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

  19. University of North Carolina at Greensboro University Libraries Learning Outcomes for Information Literacy

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    Saidak, Filip

    University of North Carolina at Greensboro University Libraries Learning Outcomes for Information Literacy Last updated 7/10/2012 Beginning Outcome Intermediate Outcome Advanced Outcome Determine what

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

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    Clifford, William B.; Faulkner, Gary L.

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

  1. 78 FR 43141 - Foreign-Trade Zone 93-Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, Authorization of Production Activity...

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    2013-07-19

    ...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 FTZ 93,...

  2. Estuaries

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Formerly entitled Chesapeake Science, Estuaries is the continuing journal of the Estuarine Research Federation (ERF), an international organization dedicated to promoting research in estuarine and coastal waters. Estuaries contains scientific articles detailing "research results and management studies on natural resources of the Chesapeake Bay region." Currently, the 1999 issues of Estuaries may be browsed online (or downloaded in .pdf format), and article titles may be searched for issues since 1996. Note that ERF expects to add the contents of "all remaining issues of Estuaries and Chesapeake Science" to the searchable database shortly.

  3. Reading Like a Historian: The 1898 North Carolina Election

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    Stanford History Education Group

    2012-10-11

    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 documents—an account of a speech by Senator Ben Tillman, a proclamation by Governor Daniel Russell, and a race-baiting political cartoon—and answer guiding questions. A final class discussion attempts to explain why Democrats won in 1898.

  4. Program for evaluating stream quality in North Carolina

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Wilder, Hugh B.; Simmons, Clyde E.

    1982-01-01

    The design and objectives of the program for evaluating stream quality in North Carolina are described. Using water-quality and streamflow data collected since the 1940?s, a study is underway to define certain variations in water quality, to quantify the effects of man?s activities on water quality, and to determine long-term trends at key locations on the State?s major rivers. Data collected from 47 unpolluted stream sites were used to estimate average concentrations for naturally occurring constituents during periods of high and low flow. Methods are described for estimating constituent loads derived from both natural sources and sources of pollution.

  5. Program for evaluating stream quality in North Carolina

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Wilder, Hugh B.; Simmons, Clyde E.

    1978-01-01

    The design and objectives of the program for evaluating stream quality in North Carolina are described. Using water-quality and streamflow data collected since the 1940's, a study is underway to define certain variations in water quality, to quantify the effects of man 's activities on water quality, and to determine long-term trends at key locations on the State 's major river. Data collected from 47 unpolluted stream sites were used to estimate average concentrations for naturally occurring constituents during periods of high and low flow. Methods are described for estimating constituent loads derived from both natural sources and sources of pollution. (Woodard-USGS)

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

    PubMed Central

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

    2013-01-01

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

  7. 33 CFR 165.515 - Safety Zone: Cape Fear River, Wilmington, North Carolina.

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    2013-07-01

    ...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...

  8. 33 CFR 165.515 - Safety Zone: Cape Fear River, Wilmington, North Carolina.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...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...

  9. 33 CFR 165.515 - Safety Zone: Cape Fear River, Wilmington, North Carolina.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...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...

  10. 33 CFR 165.515 - Safety Zone: Cape Fear River, Wilmington, North Carolina.

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    2011-07-01

    ...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...

  11. A Long and Happy Life: Library and Records Preservation in North Carolina.

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    Greene, Harlan; And Others

    A solid approach to preservation can prevent or minimize the losses North Carolina is suffering because library books are falling apart, legal records are disintegrating, and computer files are being lost. Preventing losses before they occur saves tax money. For this and other reasons prevention should be public policy. North Carolina information…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill.

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

  13. The Bureau of Extension of the University of North Carolina. Bulletin, 1918, No. 7

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wilson, Louis Round; Williams, Lester Alonzo

    1918-01-01

    The work of the Bureau of extension of the University of North Carolina is presented here as typical of what can be done in making widely serviceable, the resources of an institution of higher learning. The university of North Carolina chartered in 1789 is one of the oldest of the State universities. Its genesis and development have been along…

  14. 76 FR 78335 - North Carolina & Virginia Railroad Company, LLC, Chesapeake & Albemarle Railroad Division-Lease...

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    2011-12-16

    ...Sub-No. 1)] North Carolina & Virginia Railroad Company, LLC, Chesapeake...Railway Company North Carolina & Virginia Railroad, LLC, Chesapeake...Railroad Division (NCVR), a Class III carrier, has filed a verified...those that would make it a Class II rail carrier, but...

  15. Addressing Pedestrian Safety: A Content Analysis of Pedestrian Master Plans in North Carolina

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David K. Jones; Kelly R. Evenson; Daniel A. Rodriguez; Semra A. Aytur

    2010-01-01

    Objective: To systematically examine the content of pedestrian master plans in North Carolina in order to assess whether and how these plans were designed to improve pedestrian safety.Methods: All current pedestrian master plans in North Carolina through 2008 were gathered and examined using content analysis. A safety quality index was developed to assess the thoroughness with which a plan addressed

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

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    Draper, Howard

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

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

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    Wasilewski, Yvonne; Gifford, Beth; Bonneau, Kara

    2008-01-01

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

  18. 78 FR 78266 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina; Transportation Conformity...

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    2013-12-26

    ...and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina...North Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted...streamlines the conformity process to allow direct consultation...are involved in the process of making conformity...that will result from implementation of the...

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

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    North Carolina State Board of Education, Raleigh.

    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;…

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    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

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

  3. Geographic signatures of North American West Coast estuaries

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    2000-01-01

    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,

  4. 75 FR 2580 - Carolina Coastal Railway, Inc.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-North Carolina State Ports...

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    2010-01-15

    ...with the North Carolina State Ports Authority (SPA) and to operate approximately 0.87 miles of SPA's rail lines as follows: (1) From milepost...all of the railroad tracks owned or leased by SPA (or previously owned or leased by North...

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

    SciTech Connect

    Berger, J.K.; Cleary, W.J. (Univ. of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC (United States). Dept. of Earth Sciences)

    1993-03-01

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

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    2013-12-01

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

  7. Brief Amicus Curiae for Educational Testing Service. United States of America, Plaintiff, and North Carolina Association of Educators, et al., Plantiff-Intervenors, v. State of North Carolina, et al., Defendants. In the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Raleigh Division.

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    Willens, Howard P.; And Others

    This amicus curiae was filed by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) in the case of the United States of America and North Carolina Association of Educators v. North Carolina, which involved the validity of North Carolina's use of the National Teacher Examinations (NTE). The NTE, a battery of achievement tests designed to measure the academic…

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    2007-02-01

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

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

    SciTech Connect

    Butler, J.R. (Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (United States). Dept. of Geology)

    1994-03-01

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

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

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Lesure, Frank G.; Hill, James J.

    1984-01-01

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

  11. Evaluation of urban storm-water maintenance in North Carolina

    SciTech Connect

    Roenigk, D.J.; Paterson, R.G.; Heraty, M.A.; Kaiser, E.J.; Burby, R.J.

    1992-06-01

    Spurred by continuing urban growth and new federal mandates for control of nonpoint source pollution, local governments are increasingly concerned about the need to improve stormwater management. Long-term maintenance is a critical aspect of stormwater management if both water quality and water quantity benefits are to be realized in practice. The report examines what is actually being done in North Carolina cities to maintain stormwater systems and what selected stormwater experts feel should be done. Several actions are needed. First, local governments are recommended to pay greater attention to system planning, apply more stringent design standards, and monitor the effectiveness of structures protecting water quality as the most critical basis for successful long-term maintenance. Second, policy makers at all levels of government and researchers need to determine appropriate strategies for the treatment and disposal of accumulated sediments. Finally, further research about the best maintenance practices and financing arrangements may be needed.

  12. 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.

  13. BME analysis of spatiotemporal particulate matter distributions in North Carolina

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Christakos, George; Serre, Marc L.

    Spatiotemporal maps of particulate matter (PM) concentrations contribute considerably to the understanding of the underlying natural processes and the adequate assessment of the PM health effects. These maps should be derived using an approach that combines rigorous mathematical formulation with sound science. To achieve such a task, the PM 10 distribution in the state of North Carolina is studied using the Bayesian maximum entropy (BME) mapping method. This method is based on a realistic representation of the spatiotemporal domain, which can integrate rigorously and efficiently various forms of physical knowledge and sources of uncertainty. BME offers a complete characterization of PM 10 concentration patterns in terms of multi-point probability distributions and allows considerable flexibility regarding the choice of the appropriate concentration estimates. The PM 10 maps show significant variability both spatially and temporally, a finding that may be associated with geographical characteristics, climatic changes, seasonal patterns, and random fluctuations. The inherently spatiotemporal nature of PM 10 variation is demonstrated by means of theoretical considerations as well as in terms of the more accurate PM 10 predictions of composite space/time analysis compared to spatial estimation. It is shown that the study of PM 10 distributions in North Carolina can be improved by properly incorporating uncertain data into the mapping process, whereas more informative estimates are generated by considering soft data at the estimation points. Uncertainty maps illustrate the significance of stochastic PM 10 characterization in space/time, and identify limitations associated with inadequate interpolation techniques. Stochastic PM 10 analysis has important applications in the optimization of monitoring networks in space and time, environmental risk assessment, health management and administration, etc.

  14. PRESCRIBED BURNING ACTIVITY IN REMNANT LONGLEAF PINE (Pinus palustris) ECOSYSTEMS OF NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA: PATTERNS, INFLUENCING

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    Peet, Robert K.

    AND SOUTH CAROLINA: PATTERNS, INFLUENCING FACTORS, AND POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS by Mark David Knott A thesis palustris) ecosystems of North and South Carolina: patterns, influencing factors, and policy recommendations (Under the direction of Robert K. Peet) Remnant longleaf pine ecosystems of North and South Carolina face

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

    PubMed

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

    2014-11-01

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

  16. Falls Lake melange, a polydeformed accretionary complex in the North Carolina piedmont

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    1985-01-01

    The Falls Lake melange in the eastern Piedmont of North Carolina is composed of mafic and ultramafic blocks and pods of diverse shapes and sizes, from about 1 cm to 7 km in length, dispersed without stratigraphic continuity in a matrix of pelitic schist and metagraywacke. The melange lies between the Carolina slate belt on the west and the Raleigh

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Farrar

    1985-01-01

    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

  18. Greening North Carolina Travel and Tourism Tips for Sustainable Practices in Tourism

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    Greening North Carolina Travel and Tourism Tips for Sustainable Practices in Tourism (As published in VISITNC NewsLink) Editor: Alex Naar, Director Sustainable Tourism Initiatives Center for Sustainable Tourism & Office of Innovation and Economic Development East Carolina University In partnership

  19. Greening North Carolina Travel and Tourism Tips for Sustainable Practices in Tourism

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    Greening North Carolina Travel and Tourism Tips for Sustainable Practices in Tourism (As published in VISITNC NewsLink) Center for Sustainable Tourism & Office of Engagement, Innovation and Economic Development East Carolina University In partnership with the NC Division of Tourism, Film and Sports

  20. Greening North Carolina Travel and Tourism Tips for Sustainable Practices in Tourism

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    Greening North Carolina Travel and Tourism Tips for Sustainable Practices in Tourism (As published in VISITNC NewsLink) Editor: Alex Naar, Coordinator Sustainable Tourism Initiatives Center for Sustainable Tourism & Office of Innovation and Economic Development East Carolina University In partnership

  1. Estuaries

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    New Jersey

    2006-01-01

    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.

  2. 77 FR 3611 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina: Approval of Section 110(a)(1...

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    2012-01-25

    ...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,...

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

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    Howitt, Ivan

    , Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Former Liberian Regime of Charles Taylor, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, China, Cuba, Eritrea, Iran, Liberia, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, and Venezuela. Except for a few limitedThe UNIVERSITY of NORTH CAROLINA at CHARLOTTE An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

  4. Energy Savings Take Flight in North Carolina: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

    SciTech Connect

    D& R International

    2001-10-10

    North Carolina demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  5. 78 FR 35837 - North Carolina: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions

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    2013-06-14

    ...These changes correspond to certain Federal rules promulgated between July 1, 2004, and June 30, 2008 (also known as RCRA Clusters XV through XVIII). With this proposed rule, EPA is proposing to grant final authorization to North Carolina for these...

  6. 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...

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

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    Parker, Matthew D. Brown

    NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY 2012-2013 GRADUATE SCHOOL DIVERSITY ENHANCEMENT GRANT PROGRAM graduate students requesting financial assistance under the Diversity Enhancement Grant Program grant financial assistance until this information is received. It will be kept in strict confidence

  8. 77 FR 11858 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of North Carolina; Regional...

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    2012-02-28

    ...CAIR; EPA's NO X SIP Call; North Carolina's Clean Smokestacks Act (CSA); Georgia Rule 391-3-1-.02(2)(sss), ``Multipollutant Control for Electric Utility Steam Generating Units;'' consent decrees for Tampa Electric,...

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

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Home Current Issue Past Issues Cover Story: Traumatic Brain Injury Changing the Odds A North Carolina family's search ... and families get discharged from outpatient therapy and rehabilitation facilities with no idea what to do next— ...

  10. 76 FR 6561 - North Carolina: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions

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    2011-02-07

    ...implement its base hazardous waste management program. EPA granted...North Carolina's hazardous waste program revision satisfies all...15A NCAC Pigments, and Food, Drug, and 13A.0112(b...207--Uniform Hazardous Waste 70 FR 10776, 03/ 15A...

  11. 76 FR 5840 - Progressive Furniture, Inc.; a Subsidiary of Sauder Furniture, Claremont, North Carolina; Notice...

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    2011-02-02

    ...Administration [TA-W-73,756] Progressive Furniture, Inc.; a Subsidiary of Sauder Furniture, Claremont, North Carolina; Notice of...workers and former workers of Progressive Furniture, Inc., a Subsidiary of Sauder...

  12. 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...

  13. Complementary and alternative medicine in pregnancy: a survey of North Carolina certified nurse-midwives

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Alexander D Allaire; Merry-K Moos; Steven R Wells

    2000-01-01

    Objective: To determine the prevalence and types of complementary and alternative medicine therapies used by certified nurse-midwives in North Carolina.Methods: Surveys were sent to all 120 licensed certified nurse-midwives in North Carolina requesting information concerning their recommendations for use of complementary and alternative medicine for their pregnant or postpartum patients.Results: Eighty-two responses were received (68.3%). Seventy-seven (93.9%) reported recommending complementary

  14. Dinoflagellate infections of Favella panamensis from two North American estuaries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. W. Coats; K. R. Bockstahler; G. M. Berg; J. H. Sniezek

    1994-01-01

    Favella panamensis Kofoid and Campbell, 1929 is seasonally abundant in meso- to polyhaline waters of Chesapeake Bay and Indian River, Florida, USA, where it reaches densities of 103 cells l-1. During the summers of 1986–1992. F. panamensis populations of the two estuaries were commonly infected by the parasitic dinoflagellate Duboscquella aspida Cachon, 1964. The intracellular phase of the parasite reached

  15. North Carolina`s timber industry: An assessment of timber product output and use, 1995. Forest Service resource bulletin

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

    1997-06-01

    In 1995, roundwood output from North Carolina`s forests totaled 833 million cubic feet, 2 percent less than in 1994. Mill byproducts generated from primary manufacturers increased 1 percent to 301 million cubic feet. Almost all plant residues were used primarily for fuel and fiber products. Saw logs were the leading roundwood product at 398 million cubic feet; pulpwood ranked second at 332 million cubic feet; veneer logs were third at 66 million cubic feet. The number of primary processing plants declined from 322 in 1994 to 320 in 1995. Total receipts declined 4 percent to under 743 million cubic feet.

  16. Factors influencing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon distributions in South Carolina estuarine sediments

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John R. Kucklick; Scott K. Sivertsen; Marion Sanders; Geoffrey I. Scott

    1997-01-01

    Surface (2 cm) sediment was collected from three South Carolina estuaries, Winyah Bay, Charleston Harbor and the North Edisto River estuary for a total of 64 samples. The sediment samples were analyzed for 24 individual polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs; two to six rings) by gas chromatography with ion trap mass spectrometric detection. Concentrations of total PAHs were extremely variable, ranging

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

    USGS Publications Warehouse

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

    1998-01-01

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

  18. Binge drinking among male Mexican immigrants in Rural North Carolina.

    PubMed

    Loury, Sharon; Jesse, Elizabeth; Wu, Qiang

    2011-08-01

    While it is clear that alcohol use among immigrants from Mexico has serious consequences, limited data exist on the correlates of this behavior for Mexican immigrants residing in rural, traditionally non-Hispanic settings. A cross-sectional survey with an outreach approach was used to target 173 male Mexican immigrants in rural eastern North Carolina. Questionnaires including demographics, pre and post immigration alcohol use, acculturation, stress, social support, and depressive symptoms were administered through oral interview by trained bilingual interpreters. Results show a higher prevalence of binge drinking in the study sample compared to rate of alcohol use by Hispanics in the United States. Relationships were identified between Pre-immigration alcohol use, lower perceived social support, socialization within one's own cultural group, and binge drinking. These findings provide a preliminary basis in the development of interventions to address the problem of binge drinking in this population. Further exploration of the interaction between social isolation and social support is also needed. PMID:20945099

  19. The Policies, Politics, and Players in the North Carolina Parental School Choice Voucher Debate: Why Wisconsin Said Yes, but North Carolina Says No

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    Haire, Rita C.

    2010-01-01

    This qualitative study examines the education policies, political dynamics, and key players in Wisconsin (WI) and North Carolina (NC) to develop a theory to explain how a targeted parental school choice voucher policy was legislated in WI but not in NC. The study seeks to offer a theoretical policy framework that explains the absence of a targeted…

  20. Estimating flood magnitude and frequency for urban and small, rural streams in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina, 2011

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Feaster, Toby D.; Gotvald, Anthony J.; Weaver, J. Curtis

    2014-01-01

    Reliable estimates of the magnitude and frequency of floods are essential for the design of transportation and water-conveyance structures, flood insurance studies, and flood-plain management. Flood-frequency estimates are particularly important in densely populated urban areas. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) used a multistate approach to update methods for determining the magnitude and frequency of floods in urban and small, rural streams that are not substantially affected by regulation or tidal fluctuations in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina (Feaster and others, 2014). The multistate approach has the advantage over a single state approach of increasing the number of streamflow-gaging station (streamgages) available for analysis, expanding the geographical coverage that would allow for application of regional regression equations across state boundaries, and building on a previous flood-frequency investigation of rural streamgages in the Southeastern United States. This investigation was funded as part of a cooperative program of water-resources investigations between the USGS, the South Carolina Department of Transportation, and the North Carolina Department of Transportation. In addition, much of the data and information for the Georgia streamgages was funded through a similar cooperative program with the Georgia Department of Transportation.

  1. The Curriculum in Neurobiology The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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    Crews, Stephen

    1 The Curriculum in Neurobiology The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Student.............................................................................................................. 16 #12;3 I. Introduction Welcome to the Curriculum in Neurobiology at the University of North in Neurobiology leading to the Ph.D. degree. The Curriculum was established in 1966, making it one of the oldest

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

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    Hilburn, Jeremy; Fitchett, Paul G.

    2012-01-01

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

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

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

    2014-12-01

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

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

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

    2014-01-01

    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).

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Brian K. Scheick; Mark D. Jones

    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

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

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    Quandt, Sara A., E-mail: squandt@wfubmc.edu [Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC 27157 (United States); Jones, Bradley T. [Department of Chemistry, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC (United States)] [Department of Chemistry, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC (United States); Talton, Jennifer W. [Department of Biostatistical Sciences, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC (United States)] [Department of Biostatistical Sciences, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC (United States); Whalley, Lara E. [Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC (United States)] [Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC (United States); Galvan, Leonardo [North Carolina Farmworkers Project, Benson, NC (United States)] [North Carolina Farmworkers Project, Benson, NC (United States); Vallejos, Quirina M.; Grzywacz, Joseph G. [Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC (United States)] [Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC (United States); Chen, Haiying [Department of Biostatistical Sciences, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC (United States)] [Department of Biostatistical Sciences, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC (United States); Pharr, Kathryn E. [Department of Chemistry, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC (United States)] [Department of Chemistry, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC (United States); Isom, Scott [Department of Biostatistical Sciences, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC (United States)] [Department of Biostatistical Sciences, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC (United States); Arcury, Thomas A. [Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC (United States)] [Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC (United States)

    2010-01-15

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

  9. Assessing multimodal school travel safety in North Carolina.

    PubMed

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

    2015-01-01

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

  10. Burden of Cancer from Chemicals in North Carolina Drinking Water

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    DeFelice, N.

    2013-12-01

    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.

  11. Subseasonal climate variability for North Carolina, United States

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    2014-08-01

    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.

  12. Making Contact: Rooting Out the Potential for Exposure of Commercial Production Swine Facilities to Feral Swine in North Carolina

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    Richard Engeman; Carl Betsill; Tom Ray

    Despite North Carolina’s long history with feral swine, populations were low or absent in eastern counties until the 1990s.\\u000a Feral swine populations have since grown in these counties which also contain a high density of commercial production swine\\u000a (CPS) facilities. Sixteen of the highest swine producing U.S. counties also populated with feral swine are in North Carolina.\\u000a Disconcertingly, since 2009,

  13. 76 FR 24554 - North Carolina Disaster Number NC-00033

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    2011-05-02

    ...Gates, Lenoir, Pamlico, Richmond, Scotland. South Carolina: Dillon, Horry, Marlboro. Virginia: Chesapeake City, Southampton, Virginia Beach City. All other information in the original declaration remains unchanged. (Catalog of Federal...

  14. STINK BUG DISTRIBUTION BASED ON BLACK LIGHT TRAP CAPTURES ACROSS NORTH CAROLINA IN RELATION TO SURROUNDING AGRICULTURAL HOST PLANT RATIOS

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    Eric Blinka; Jack Bacheler; J. R. Bradley; John Van Duyn

    Stink bug populations have begun to flourish and exploit cotton in North Carolina as a result of a reduction in the uses of synthetic insecticides on Bollgard® cotton varieties. Black light traps were set up across North Carolina in 2005 and 2006 and utilized from mid July through the end of August to capture green stink bugs in agricultural environments.

  15. One State Closer to a National Crisis: A Report on Elementary Social Studies Education in North Carolina Schools

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    Tracy C. Rock; Tina Heafner; Katherine OConnor; Jeff Passe; Sandra Oldendorf; Amy Good; Sandra Byrd

    2006-01-01

    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 longtitudinal study in 2003 to examine elementary social studies education. This study is part of a statewide initiative among six universities in the North Carolina University system. The participating universities include: UNC Charlotte,

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

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

    2002-01-01

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

  17. Selected Indicators of Adolescent Suicide in High School Students: Results of the 1993 North Carolina Youth Risk Behavior Survey.

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    Mikow, Victoria A.

    Results of a survey show that high school students in North Carolina think about, attempt, and are injured as the result of a suicide attempt with alarming frequency. This report summarizes suicide-related data from the North Carolina Youth Risk Behavior Survey (1993). Younger students are more at risk of suicide than older students; more than one…

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

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    Massey, David Sanders

    1981-01-01

    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,…

  19. Surface M2 tidal currents along the North Carolina shelf observed with a high-frequency radar

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    Shay, Lynn K. "Nick"

    Surface M2 tidal currents along the North Carolina shelf observed with a high-frequency radar over the continental shelf of Duck, North Carolina, was explored using surface current observations measured by a high-frequency (HF) radar. The Ocean Surface Current Radar (OSCR) was deployed at the U

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

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

    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,…

  1. Report of Student Performance in Writing, 1999-2000: Grades 4, 7, and 10. North Carolina Testing Program.

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

    This 1999-2000 report of student performance in writing provides information on student performance on the North Carolina Writing Assessment at Grades 4, 7, and 10. Noting that the annual writing assessment, a component of the North Carolina Testing Program, is also a component of the ABCs Accountability Program at Grades 4 and 7 and at Grade 10…

  2. University of North Carolina at Charlotte Design and Construction Manual Appendix I RFI, Change of Worksheet, Attic Stock Form

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    Xie,Jiang (Linda)

    University of North Carolina at Charlotte Design and Construction Manual Appendix I ­ RFI, Change of Worksheet, Attic Stock Form APPENDIX I RFI, COST OF CHANGE WORKSHEET, ATTIC STOCK FORM #12;University of North Carolina at Charlotte Design and Construction Manual Appendix I ­ RFI, Change of Worksheet, Attic

  3. Soft Real-Time Scheduling in Google Earth Jeremy P. Erickson University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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    Anderson, James

    Soft Real-Time Scheduling in Google Earth Jeremy P. Erickson University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Greg Coombe Google, Inc. James H. Anderson University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Abstract Google Earth is a virtual globe that allows users to explore satellite imagery, terrain, 3D buildings

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

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

    1994-01-01

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

  5. First Case of Bioterrorism-Related Inhalational Anthrax, Florida, 2001: North Carolina Investigation

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    Maillard, Jean-Marie; McKee, Kelly T.; Turner, Lou F.; Cline, J. Steven

    2002-01-01

    The index case of inhalational anthrax in October 2001 was in a man who lived and worked in Florida. However, during the 3 days before illness onset, the patient had traveled through North Carolina, raising the possibility that exposure to Bacillus anthracis spores could have occurred there. The rapid response in North Carolina included surveillance among hospital intensive-care units, microbiology laboratories, medical examiners, and veterinarians, and site investigations at locations visited by the index patient to identify the naturally occurring or bioterrorism-related source of his exposure. PMID:12396911

  6. Herpetofaunal diversity of Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, North Carolina

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    Meyers, J.M.; Pike, D.A.

    2006-01-01

    In the past century, habitat alteration and fragmentation have increased dramatically, which increases the need for improving our understanding of how species and biological communities react to these modifications. A national strategy on biological diversity has focused attention on how these habitat modifications affect species, especially herpetofauna (i.e., changes in species richness, community evenness and similarity, and dominant/rare species). As part of this strategy, we surveyed Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, a coastal, mixed second-growth forested swamp (MFS) and pocosin wetland (PW), in North Carolina for amphibians and reptiles from September 2000 to August 2001. We randomly selected three sites (3 x 3 km) in two major habitat types (MFS, PW) and completed random surveys and trapping using transects, quadrats, nighttime aural road surveys, drift fences, canal transects, coverboards, incidental captures, and evening road surveys. We also collected herpetofauna opportunistically throughout the refuge to establish an updated species list. For analysis, we used Shannon-Weiner species diversity (H'), evenness (1'), species richness and species detectability (COMDYN4), and community percent similarity index to determine herpetofaunal community differences. We estimated 39 species in MFS and 32 species in PW (P < 0.10). Species detectability was similar between habitats (0.84 to 0.86). More reptilian species (+ 31 %) inhabited MFS than PW, but estimated amphibian species richness was identical (17 spp.). H' was higher (P < 0.000 I) for PW (2.6680) than for MFS (2.1535) because of lower J' in the latter (0.6214 vs. 0.8010). Dominance of three Rana species caused lower J' and H' in MFS. Similarity between the communities was 56.6%; we estimated 22-24 species in common for each habitat (95% CI = 18 to 31 spp.). We verified 49 of the 52 herpetofaunal species on the refuge that were known to exist in the area. Restoration of natural water flows may affect herpetofaunal diversity, which may be monitored during a restoration project. Currently, the refuge retains historical levels of herpetofaunal diversity for the region.

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

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

    1994-03-01

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

  8. 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...

  9. Tidal Creek and Salt Marsh Sediments in South Carolina Coastal Estuaries: II. Distribution of Organic Contaminants

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    D. M. Sanger; A. F. Holland; G. I. Scott

    1999-01-01

    .   Twenty-eight tidal creeks along the South Carolina coast were sampled during the summer of 1995 to determine the levels\\u000a of sediment contamination including organic chemicals (i.e., polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons [PAHs], polychlorinated biphenyls [PCBs], and DDT and its metabolites) associated with different\\u000a types and varying levels of watershed development (i.e., industrial\\/urban, suburban, forested, and salt marsh). Organic analysis utilized high-performance

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

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

    1984-01-01

    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

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

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

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

    1996-03-01

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

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

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    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

    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.

  14. NC STATE UNIVERSITY College of Engineering North Carolina Solar Center

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    % ethanol, 15% gasoline), a cleaner burning renewable based fuel produced from plant material such as corn Carolina today, which can run on gasoline or E85. Holmes Oil Co. will be using CFAT funds to install an E85 22 buses with diesel oxidation catalysts (DOCs) and crankcase filtration systems. DOCs are chemical

  15. Cancer Prevention in Eastern North Carolina Task 3: Final Report

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    for Breast, Cervical, and Colorectal Cancers March 2012 Authors: C. Suzanne Lea, Ph.D, MPH Carrie May, MPH Lea, PhD, MPH Department of Public Health Brody School of Medicine, mailstop 660 East Carolina: June 30, 2011 to June 29, 2012 Project Contact: Suzanne Lea, PhD, MPH Associate Professor Department

  16. Evaluating Bioretention Hydrology and Nutrient Removal at Three Field Sites in North Carolina

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    W. F. Hunt; A. R. Jarrett; J. T. Smith; L. J. Sharkey

    2006-01-01

    Three bioretention field sites in North Carolina were examined for pollutant removal abilities and hydrologic performance. The cells varied by fill media type or drainage configuration. The field studies confirmed high annual total nitrogen mass removal rates at two conventionally drained bioretention cells 40% reduction each. Nitrate-nitrogen mass removal rates varied between 75 and 13%, and calculated annual mass removal

  17. Implementing Evidence-Based Substance Use Prevention Curricula in North Carolina Public School Districts.

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    Pankratz, Melinda M.; Hallfors, Denise D.

    2004-01-01

    The Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (SDFSCA) provides funding for prevention education to nearly every school district in the nation. Recent federal policy requires SDFSCA recipients to implement evidence-based prevention programs. This paper reports the extent to which North Carolina public school districts implement evidence-based…

  18. Analyzing School Executive Professional Development in One Suburban School District in North Carolina

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    Shandor, Victor David

    2011-01-01

    This study explores professional development for school executives in a suburban school district in North Carolina. Survey research and descriptive statistics were utilized to capture demographic data and the perceptions of professional development opportunities in this setting. The knowledge level of each participant related to the school…

  19. 2009-2010 Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Coverage among College Students from 8 Universities in North Carolina

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

    2012-01-01

    Objective: The authors sought to describe the 2009-2010 seasonal influenza vaccine coverage of college students. Participants: A total of 4,090 college students from 8 North Carolina universities participated in a confidential, Web-based survey in October-November 2009. Methods: Associations between self-reported 2009-2010 seasonal influenza…

  20. Vocational Education and Corrections: An Assessment of Opportunities and Needs in North Carolina. Final Report.

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    Davison, Pamela

    A study was done to determine North Carolina inmates' vocational education/training needs, parolees' and ex-offenders' employment opportunities, and available vocational education/training resources. To determine vocational educational needs, a survey was conducted of inmates at seventeen correctional units (for adults and for youth). Estimates of…

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

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    Langerhans, Brian

    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

  2. The Development of Substance-Abuse Curricular Content by Five North Carolina Schools.

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    Fang, Wei Li; Applegate, Steven N.; Stein, Roy M.; Lohr, Jacob A.

    1998-01-01

    In 1992, the four medical schools in North Carolina and the state's dental school initiated a four-year project to more thoroughly integrate content about substance abuse into their curricula. The processes by which key faculty, administrators, and staff from all schools worked together, with each school tailoring the project's findings to its own…

  3. Opening Windows Onto the Future: Theory of the Governor's School of North Carolina.

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    Lewis, H. Michael

    Presented is the curriculum theory designed for 400 gifted boys and girls, from rising junior and senior classes in high school, who attend the 8-week summer Governor's School (GS) of North Carolina. The main aim of the GS is given to be inspiring and guiding future leaders by providing opportunities for special aptitude, general conceptual, and…

  4. 78 FR 15895 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans: North Carolina; Control Techniques...

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    2013-03-13

    ...Rule 15A NCAC 02D .0951, ``Metal Furniture Coatings Rule...Rule 15A NCAC 02D .0922, ``Metal Furniture Coatings'' was amended...NCAC 02D .2612, ``Nitrogen Oxide Testing Methods'' North Carolina...solvent emissions from solvent metal cleaning equipment,...

  5. Estuarine Recruitment, Growth, and First-Year Survival of Juvenile Red Drum in North Carolina

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    Scharf, Fred

    Estuarine Recruitment, Growth, and First-Year Survival of Juvenile Red Drum in North Carolina into the fishery. We studied two consecutive annual cohorts of juvenile red drum Sciaenops ocellatus from estuarine December before presumably moving to deeper waters during winter. Reappearance of red drum in shallow

  6. Depression in North Carolina Social Workers: Implications for Practice and Research

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    Siebert, Darcy Clay

    2004-01-01

    This article explores depression in social workers, examines the potential negative professional consequences--that is, impairment--and investigates the personal and occupational variables associated with depression. One thousand active NASW members were anonymously surveyed as a part of the study "Work and Well-Being: A Study of North Carolina

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

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    Herman, Miriam L.

    The Arts in Education programs delineated in this guide complement the rigorous arts curriculum taught by arts specialists in North Carolina schools and enable students to experience the joy of the creative process while reinforcing learning in other curricula: language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, and physical education. Programs…

  8. UNC Charlotte Student Union Page 1 University of North Carolina at Charlotte Student Union

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    Xie,Jiang (Linda)

    UNC Charlotte Student Union Page 1 University of North Carolina at Charlotte Student Union Laptop Checkout Policy 1.0 PURPOSE 1.1 Six Laptop Computers are available for checkout at the Student Union Policy can be revised at anytime to suit the needs of UNC Charlotte and the Student Union. 2

  9. Quantification of odors and odorants from swine operations in North Carolina

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    2001-01-01

    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,

  10. Detection of Clostridium difficile and Salmonella in feral swine population in North Carolina.

    PubMed

    Thakur, Siddhartha; Sandfoss, Mark; Kennedy-Stoskopf, Suzanne; DePerno, Christopher S

    2011-07-01

    We sampled 161 feral pigs in eastern North Carolina, USA, to determine the prevalence and antimicrobial resistance profile of Clostridium difficile and Salmonella. Seven (4.4%) and eight (5.0%) pigs tested positive for C. difficile and Salmonella, respectively, highlighting the importance of determining the epidemiology of these pathogens in feral pigs. PMID:21719851

  11. Mathematics K-12. Teacher Handbook. North Carolina Competency-Based Curriculum Subject-by-Subject.

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

    After the passage of the North Carolina Elementary and Secondary School Reform Act of 1984, curriculum revision began. This handbook provides a detailed and integrated basic course of study for the revised curriculum in mathematics for grades K-12. The philosophy and rationale for the entire curriculum are first discussed, followed by sections on…

  12. Resistance of Dermo in eastern oysters, Crassostrea virginica (Gmelin), of North Carolina but not

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    Paynter, Kennedy T.

    Resistance of Dermo in eastern oysters, Crassostrea virginica (Gmelin), of North Carolina T Paynter5,6 1 Department of Biology and Center for Environmental Studies,Virginia Commonwealth University Banks, NC). Infection prevalence reached 100% in oysters held at all high- and moderate-salinity sites

  13. TWO NEW NYMPHALIDAE FROM WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA: NEW SUBSPECIES OF SPEYERIA APHRODITE AND PHYCIODES BATESII

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    RONALD R. GATRELLE

    1998-01-01

    Two new subspecies are described from Macon County, North Carolina. Speyeria aphrodite cullasaja is characterized by dorsal melanism, especially in females, by usually lacking the dorsal FW basal spots in cell Cu1 and Cu2, and by a narrowed buff marginal band on the ventral HW (sometimes absent in females). Phyciodes batesii maconensis males are characterized by wholly yellow ventral hind

  14. Composition and species diversity of pine-wiregrass savannas of the Green Swamp, North Carolina

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    Joan Walker; Robert K. Peet

    1984-01-01

    Fire-maintained, species-rich pine-wiregrass savannas in the Green Swamp, North Carolina were sampled over their natural range of environmental conditions and fire frequencies. Species composition, species richness, diversity (Exp H', 1\\/C), and aboveground production were documented and fertilization experiments conducted to assess possible mechanisms for the maintenance of high species diversity in these communities.

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

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    North Carolina Community Coll. System, Raleigh.

    This 2003 fact book for the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) is divided into the following sections: (1) Introduction, which covers mission, history, programs, governance, funding and other areas. (2) Program Briefs, which covers basic skills, distance learning, community service, occupational continuing education, workforce…

  16. Paul J. Rudershausen is with the North Caro-lina State University Department of Biology,

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    :pjruders@ncsu.edu). doi: dx.doi.org/10.7755/MFR.75.3.2 Gear Modifications for Fishing Octopus, Octopus vulgaris, on Live--The Common Octopus, Octopus vulgaris, is an r-selected mollusk found off the coast of North Carolina proportional catches oc- Introduction The Common Octopus, Octopus vulgaris, is found worldwide, in- cluding

  17. Rural Housing Site Planning in North Carolina. Agricultural Extension Publication 105.

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    Hester, Randolph T., Jr.; And Others

    Addressing the problems of rural housing site selection and development in North Carolina, this guide is designed for cooperative and coordinated use by: technical assistance personnel employed by the Farmers Home Administration; local lending institutions; Health Departments; the Agricultural Extension Service; the Soil Conservation Service; and…

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

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    Brooks, Mary L.; McGrady, Katherine K.

    Overviews of two biology units for junior and senior high school gifted and talented students are presented. The Durham North Carolina City School units are entitled, "The Identification, Collection, and Control of the Japanese Beetle through the Growth of Roses and Lawn Care" and "Treasure along the Nantahala River." The first, an entomology unit…

  19. Sexual Maturity as Determined from Ovum Diameters in Striped Bass from North Carolina

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Robert M. Lewis

    1962-01-01

    Sexual maturity of striped bass, Roccus saxatilis (Walbaum), was investigated in the Albemarle Sound-Roanoke River system of North Carolina during the periods October 1956 through January 1957, October 1957 through April 1958, and April through September 1960. A method which permitted the determination of maturity through the measurement of ova was used. Percentages of mature female fish during several months

  20. Disaster Down East: Using Participatory Action Research to Explore Intimate Partner Violence in Eastern North Carolina

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    Frasier, Pamela York; Belton, Leigh; Hooten, Elizabeth; Campbell, Marci Kramish; DeVellis, Brenda; Benedict, Salli; Carrillo, Carla; Gonzalez, Pam; Kelsey, Kristine; Meier, Andrea

    2004-01-01

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Floyd in 1999, a Community Advisory Committee requested assistance from its university partners (University of North Carolina) to address stress and increased risk for intimate partner violence (IPV). Collected from 12 study work sites, baseline data indicated that IPV rates were higher among blue-collar women in…

  1. 78 FR 70516 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina: Non-Interference Demonstration...

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    2013-11-26

    ...North Carolina's Request for Removal of the Federal RVP Requirement...evaluation of the impact that the removal of the 7.8 psi RVP requirement...NC DENR utilized EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics (MATS...the State's request for the removal of the Federal RVP...

  2. NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC SCHOOLS, A STATUS REPORT OF THE PROGRAM FOR TRAINABLE MENTALLY RETARDED CHILDREN.

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    BARKER, FELIX S.

    THE NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION CONDUCTED A SURVEY DESIGNED TO EVALUATE THE PRESENT EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PROGRAM FOR TRAINABLE MENTALLY RETARDED (TMR) CHILDREN AND TO AID IN FUTURE PLANNING. OF 154 QUESTIONNAIRES DISTRIBUTED, 116 WERE RETURNED AND ASSESSED, ALONG WITH FORMS FOR TMR CLASSES FILED WITH THE DEPARTMENT. DATA…

  3. MONTSERRAT FUENTES Office: North Carolina State University Email: fuenes@stat.ncsu.edu

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    Fuentes, Montserrat

    26795-8203 Citizenship: United States Education University of Chicago, Chicago, IL Ph.D., Statistics, climate, ecology, air pollution and human health effects from pollution, as well as studies of pregnancyMONTSERRAT FUENTES Office: North Carolina State University Email: fuenes@stat.ncsu.edu Department

  4. 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...

  5. Court-Ordered Arbitration in North Carolina: Case Outcomes and Litigant Satisfaction

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    Stevens H. Clarke; Laura F. Donnelly; Sara A. Grove

    1991-01-01

    North Carolina's pilot program of court-ordered arbitration of civil cases involved an informal adversarial hearing in a courtroom before an arbitrator (an experienced attorney), held within sixty days of the last responsive pleading. The program was limited to suits for damages not exceeding $15,000 (most were based on a contract theory). Most cases that went to arbitration hearings ended in

  6. Assessing Seasonal Transport and Deposition of Agricultural Emissions in Eastern North Carolina, U.S.A.

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    Niyogi, Dev

    values obtained using an air pollution transport and dispersion model. This mesoscale information the variability and uncertainty in the regional pollutant transport. Key words: Air pollution, atmosphericAssessing Seasonal Transport and Deposition of Agricultural Emissions in Eastern North Carolina, U

  7. A Community College Family History Program: The North Carolina Experience. Series 352.

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    Stirewalt, Maurice R.

    A Local History Program (LHP) was implemented at the majority of community colleges in North Carolina to assist lay involvement in research and enhance the preservation, preparation, dissemination, and use of local and family history materials in the state. The four major components of the LHP were the community colleges that volunteered to host…

  8. Comparing the potential effectiveness of conservation planning approaches in central North Carolina, USA

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    George R. Hess; Frank H. Koch; Matthew J. Rubino; Katherine A. Eschelbach; C. Ashton Drew; Jorie M. Favreau

    2006-01-01

    We compared four approaches to conservation site selection to protect forest biodiversity in the Triangle Region of North Carolina, USA. Using biological inventory data and an inventory-based conservation plan as benchmarks, we evaluated the potential effectiveness of a focal species plan and three “simple” plans (large forested patches, close to wetlands and riparian areas, diverse forest types). Effectiveness was measured

  9. Classifying Vegetative Cover with Landsat Digital Data, Great Dismal Swamp, Virginia and North Carolina

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    Patricia T. Gammon; Lurie J. Shima; Virginia Carter

    1977-01-01

    Geometrically corrected and temporally registered Landsat digital data from April and February 1974 have been used to classify and map vegetative cover in the Great Dismal Swamp in Virginia and North Carolina. Cover classes were grouped into dominance types and subclasses according to the new U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wetland classification system. Four data sets were analyzed on the

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

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

    1997-01-01

    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

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

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

    2006-01-01

    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

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

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    North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

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

  13. Increasing Diversity in Geosciences: Geospatial Initiatives at North Carolina Central University

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    G. Vlahovic; R. Malhotra; M. Renslow; J. Harris; A. Barnett

    2006-01-01

    Two new initiatives funded by the NSF-GEO and NSF-HRD directorates have potential to advance the geospatial program at the North Carolina Central University (NCCU). As one of only two Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the southeast offering Geography as a major, NCCU is establishing a GIS Research, Innovative Teaching, and Service (GRITS) Laboratory and has partnered with American

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

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    FORUM German Cockroach Allergen Levels in North Carolina Schools: Comparison of Integrated Pest Management and Conventional Cockroach Control GODFREY NALYANYA, J. CHAD GORE,1 H. MICHAEL LINKER, AND COBY. Med. Entomol. 46(3): 420Ð427 (2009) ABSTRACT Cockroach suppression is fundamental to cockroach

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

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    Palmer, Michael W.

    ) supply key information for biodiversity studies by providing a comprehensive picture of the floristic composition of a specific study area. A bibliography of floras conducted within the state of North Carolina literature containing partial floristic inventories in order to maintain clear and consistent criteria

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

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    Crews, Stephen

    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

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

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    Crews, Stephen

    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

  18. Draft Chapter from Mesoscale Dynamic Meteorology By Prof. Yu-lang Lin, North Carolina State University

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    Droegemeier, Kelvin K.

    1 Draft Chapter from Mesoscale Dynamic Meteorology By Prof. Yu-lang Lin, North Carolina State University Chapter 1 Overview 1.1 Introduction The so-called mesometeorology or mesoscale meteorology as mesoscale phenomena by others (e.g. Orlanski 1975; Thunis and Bornstein 1996). Therefore, a more precise

  19. DIGITAL LINE GRAPH (1:24,000 SCALE) FOR LIZZIE REGION IN NORTH CAROLINA

    EPA Science Inventory

    1:24,000 Digital Line Graphs (DLG) for the quads in North Carolina in the vicinity of the Lizzie site. Files obtained from USGS (edcwww.cr.usgs.gov/doc/edchome/ndcdb/ndcdb.html) include boundary, hydrography, and transportation coverages. Data collected as part of the National Ma...

  20. THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL The Graduate School

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    Crews, Stephen

    THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL The Graduate School TRANSFER CREDIT RECOMMENDATION with the Graduate School. The UNC Transfer Credit Policy can be found in the Graduate Handbook at: http://handbook.unc.edu/ Transfer Credit University Year Term Transfer Course Transfer Credit Hours Grade Corresponding UNC

  1. Department of Computer Science University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill February 2004 Irregular Parallel Algorithms

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    North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

    Department of Computer Science University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill February 2004 Irregular Parallel Algorithms Highlights · Christopher J. Riley. High-Performance Java Codes for Computational Fluid Dynamics. M.S. Thesis 2001, UNC­Chapel Hill. · Wolf Pfannenstiel. Piecewise Execution of Nested Parallel

  2. PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS IN RESEARCH THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT GREENSBORO

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    Saidak, Filip

    PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS IN RESEARCH THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT GREENSBORO (Approved and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research (often referred to as the Belmont Report for the University's human research protection program. The duties of the Institutional Official are as follows: 1

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

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    Brown, Frank

    1999-01-01

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

  4. NC TEACH and NC TEACH OnLine: Viable Alternative Routes to Teaching in North Carolina

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    Simmons, Sara Coble; Mebane, Dorothy J.

    2005-01-01

    Since 2000, North Carolina has offered an alternative route to licensure for adults who desire to move into teaching from other careers. NC TEACH is a statewide alternative teacher preparation program aimed at recruiting, supporting, and retaining highly skilled mid-career professionals who seek to enter the teaching profession through the lateral…

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

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

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To develop a reliable and efficient method for assessing prevalence and strength of college/university tobacco-related policies. Participants: North Carolina (NC) public universities, community colleges, and private colleges/universities (N = 110). Methods: A census of policies using campus handbooks and Web sites was conducted in March…

  6. University of North Carolina at Charlotte Design and Construction Manual Section 2, Division 23 HVAC

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    Xie,Jiang (Linda)

    ­ HVAC SECTION 2 DIVISION 23 HVAC #12;University of North Carolina at Charlotte Design and Construction Manual Section 2, Division 23 ­ HVAC DIVISION 23 - HVAC Note: This is a guide for Designers only 23 0510 - MECHANICAL GENERAL - HVAC PART 1 - GENERAL 1.1 MECHANICAL DESIGNER: A. Design

  7. Geology Fieldnotes: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina/Tennessee

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This site contains Great Smoky Mountains National Park information, a park map, photographs, and visitor information. Included are information about the forests in the Park, Newfoundland Gap, Clingsman Dome, and links to sites with more facts. The Park is located within the Appalachian Mountain chain in both North Carolina and Tennessee.

  8. University of North Carolina at Charlotte Design and Construction Manual Section 3, Annex G, Drawings Standards

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    Xie,Jiang (Linda)

    , Drawings Standards ANNEX G DRAWINGS STANDARDS #12;University of North Carolina at Charlotte Design and Construction Manual Section 3, Annex G, Drawings Standards DRAWING TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS: 1.1 Drawing Technology Specifics: Do not send AutoCAD files in pdf format. A. All drawings shall be in 2000i Auto

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

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

    2014-01-01

    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

  10. Pre-Kindergarten Programs in North Carolina: Preferences of Superintendents and Principals.

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    Lubeck, Sally A.; Garrett, Patricia M.

    This report on prekindergarten programs in North Carolina in 1988 presents information from the first statewide survey of public school administrators concerning the incorporation of 3- and 4-year-olds into public schools. Superintendents and principals were asked to provide factual data on their districts and schools and to express their opinions…

  11. EFFECT OF PLANTING DATE, MEPIQUAT CHLORIDE, AND GLYPHOSATE APPLICATION TO GLYPHOSATE RESISTANT COTTON IN NORTH CAROLINA

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Field studies were conducted near Rocky Mount, North Carolina in 2001, 2002, and 2003. Objectives were to determine if planting date affected the ability of glyphosate resistant (GR) cotton to compensate for fruit loss from glyphosate and evaluate mepiquat chloride’s (MC) contribution to fruiting c...

  12. Sexual Behaviors and Drinking Patterns among Middle School and High School Students in Southeastern North Carolina

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    Kim-Godwin, Yeoun Soo; Clements, Carrie; Bullers, Susan; Maume, Michael; Demski, Elizabeth

    2007-01-01

    Considering that current trends in sexual behavior and alcohol use among adolescents pose a significant public health risk, more research is needed in this area. Using a cross-sectional design, this study examined sex and alcohol behaviors among middle school and high school students in southeastern North Carolina. The findings suggested that…

  13. Unblocking Occluded Genres in Graduate Writing: Thesis and Dissertation Support Services at North Carolina State University

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    Autry, Meagan Kittle; Carter, Michael

    2015-01-01

    In 2013, the Graduate School at North Carolina State University launched Thesis and Dissertation Support Services, a rhetorical, genre-based approach to assisting students with their graduate writing. Through a description of the program's founding, goals, and first year of services, we summarize this genre-based approach that is informed by the…

  14. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. North Carolina

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for North Carolina related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  15. Barriers to Hospice for Children as Perceived by Hospice Organizations in North Carolina

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ana Milena Sanchez Varela; Allison M. Deal; Laura C. Hanson; Julie Blatt; Stuart Gold; Elisabeth P. Dellon

    2012-01-01

    Despite improving organization of hospice for children with life-limiting illnesses, services may be underutilized. We asked representatives of all 76 existing North Carolina hospice organizations about barriers to serving children. Representatives of 61 agencies responded (80%). Hospices serving children differed from hospices not serving children on perception of barriers: 1) Lack of pediatric trained staff (8% vs 42%, p =

  16. The UNIVERSITY of NORTH CAROLINA at CHAPEL HILL Comp 411 Computer Organization

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    Bishop, Gary

    memory bus clock cycles on cache misses than C1. Use word addresses. Comp 411 ­ Spring 2009 - Page 1 of 1The UNIVERSITY of NORTH CAROLINA at CHAPEL HILL Comp 411 Computer Organization Spring 2009 Problem that is initially empty, label each reference in the list as a hit or a miss and show the final contents

  17. The UNIVERSITY of NORTH CAROLINA at CHAPEL HILL Comp 411 Computer Organization

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    Bishop, Gary

    The UNIVERSITY of NORTH CAROLINA at CHAPEL HILL Comp 411 Computer Organization Spring 2009 Problem set-associative translation look-aside buffer (TLB) with a total of 64 entries. On TLB misses a LRU hit rate? (that is after the initial compulsory misses) 4. Which of the virtual address bits would

  18. The UNIVERSITY of NORTH CAROLINA at CHAPEL HILL Comp 411 Computer Organization

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    Bishop, Gary

    memory bus clock cycles on cache misses than C1. Use word addresses. Comp 411 - Page 1 of 1 - Problem SetThe UNIVERSITY of NORTH CAROLINA at CHAPEL HILL Comp 411 Computer Organization Spring 2010 Problem that is initially empty, label each reference in the list as a hit or a miss and show the final contents

  19. The UNIVERSITY of NORTH CAROLINA at CHAPEL HILL Comp 411 Computer Organization

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    Bishop, Gary

    The UNIVERSITY of NORTH CAROLINA at CHAPEL HILL Comp 411 Computer Organization Spring 2010 Problem set-associative translation look-aside buffer (TLB) with a total of 64 entries. On TLB misses a LRU hit rate? (that is after the initial compulsory misses) 4. Which of the virtual address bits would

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    2012-01-01

    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,

  1. North Carolina Public Schools: A Status Report of the Program for Educable Mentally Retarded Children.

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

    The status of the North Carolina public school program for educable mentally retarded (EMR) children is reported. Data obtained from state report forms and teacher completed questionnaires describe administration, teachers, pupils, and curriculum. Four tables on the administrative setting present a summary by years of numbers of teachers and…

  2. State of North Carolina State Board of Education Consolidated State Application Accountability Workbook. [Revised

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    US Department of Education, 2006

    2006-01-01

    This workbook, submitted by the State of North Carolina to the U.S. Department of Education, is for State Grants under Title IX, Part C, Section 9302 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (Public Law 107-110). By January 31, 2003, States must complete and submit to the Department this Consolidated State Application Accountability Workbook.…

  3. Developing National Board Certified Teachers in North Carolina: A Journey from the Classroom to Leadership

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    Bunch, Audrey Worrell

    2012-01-01

    This qualitative study examined a culture of teacher leadership that has evolved in North Carolina over the past 20 years, conveying the professional journey of teachers who had moved out of the classroom into other educational leadership roles after attainment of National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification. The study…

  4. Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM) In Rainwater, Southeastern North Carolina, USA

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    Robert J. Kieber; Robert F. Whitehead; Seth N. Reid; Joan D. Willey; Pamela J. Seaton

    2006-01-01

    The abundance and optical characteristics of dissolved organic matter (DOM) were determined in 120 rain samples collected in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA, between February 21, 2002 and August 11, 2003. All rainwater samples contained chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM) as well as fluorescent compounds. The absorbance spectra of CDOM in the samples decreased exponentially with wavelength with little or no

  5. Desegregation, Accountability, and Equality: North Carolina and the Nation, 1971-2002

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    Baker, Scott; Myers, Anthony; Vasquez, Brittany

    2014-01-01

    Using North Carolina as a lens to illuminate broader national developments, this paper examines how and why educational policy in the United States turned away from a civil rights agenda of opportunity and embraced test-based accountability as a way of promoting racial equality. We show that comprehensive desegregation, enforcement of the Civil…

  6. NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY 2011-2012 GRADUATE SCHOOL DIVERSITY ENHANCEMENT GRANT PROGRAM

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    Buckel, Jeffrey A.

    University Graduate School Diversity Enhancement Grant Program Application (available online at: www.ncsu.edu/grad/diversity/grantsNORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY 2011-2012 GRADUATE SCHOOL DIVERSITY ENHANCEMENT GRANT PROGRAM graduate students requesting financial assistance under the Diversity Enhancement Grant Program

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

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    P. A. Wren; L. A. Leonard

    2005-01-01

    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 43.5 km off the coast of Wilmington, NC in Onslow Bay, at a depth of approximately 30 m, was present on the shelf when the hurricane passed approximately 160

  8. The pediatrics primary care residency program at the University of North Carolina.

    PubMed

    Byerley, Julie Story; Gable, Kaye

    2014-01-01

    The Pediatrics Primary Care Residency Program at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine will graduate its first class in 2014. Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, this innovative program has a unique curriculum that offers several benefits, but sustainability of the program remains a challenge. PMID:24487755

  9. Building energy conservation study for the city of Durham, North Carolina

    Microsoft Academic Search

    I. Sud; R. W. Wiggins Jr.; J. B. Chaddock

    1978-01-01

    The City of Durham, North Carolina as a major utility customer and energy consumer worked with the Duke University Center for the study of energy conservation to research the energy saving potential of its major buildings. Energy audits were performed on the savings potential of its major buildings. Energy audits were performed on eleven structures in the Department of Public

  10. Building energy conservation study for the city of Durham, North Carolina. Final report

    Microsoft Academic Search

    I. Sud; R. W. Jr. Wiggins; J. B. Chaddock

    1978-01-01

    The City of Durham, North Carolina as a major utility customer and energy consumer worked with the Duke University Center for the Study of Energy Conservation to research the energy saving potential of its major buildings. Energy audits were performed on the savings potential of its major buildings. Energy audits were performed on eleven structures in the Department of Public

  11. Education's "Perfect Storm?" Racial Resegregation, "High Stakes" Testing, & School Inequities: The Case of North Carolina.

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    Boger, John Charles

    This paper examines student resegregation by race and socioeconomic class, high stakes accountability measures aimed at affecting educators' decisions on student promotion and graduation, and continuing disparities in school resources and finance, all of which intensified in 2002, particularly in North Carolina and the U.S. south. The paper…

  12. In-School Segregation in North Carolina Public Schools. A Summary Report.

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    North Carolina Advisory Committee to the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights.

    This summary report examines ability grouping and its possible use for in-school segregation in the North Carolina public schools. The report describes the development of concerns among minority parents about the placement of minority children in special education and low-ability classes and the investigation into the issue by a forum of six…

  13. A Profile of North Carolina Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Health Disparities, 2011

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    Lee, Joseph G. L.

    2014-01-01

    Objectives. We investigated the health profile of lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) adults in North Carolina, the first state in the South to include a measure of sexual orientation identity in a probability-based statewide health survey. Methods. Using data from 9876 respondents in the 2011 North Carolina Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey, we compared sexual minorities to heterosexuals on a variety of health indicators. Results. LGB respondents were younger and more likely to be reached by cell phone. Many examined indicators were not different by sexual orientation. Significant results, however, were consistent with findings from state population surveys in other regions of the country, including disparities in mental health and, among women, smoking. Conclusions. Reporting LGB identity in North Carolina is associated with poorer health. The concentration of anti-LGB policies in the South warrants ongoing monitoring of LGB health disparities in North Carolina and in other Southeastern states for potential effects on the health and well-being of LGB populations. PMID:24825240

  14. North Carolina Community College Transfer Guide for the Department of Art and Art History

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    Howitt, Ivan

    North Carolina Community College Transfer Guide for the Department of Art and Art History All in the Department of Art and Art History. Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts in Art (BA) Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art with a Concentration in _____ (BFA) Bachelor of Arts in Art History (BA) Majors Offered: Art Art History Students

  15. North Carolina Community College Transfer Guide for the Department of Art and Art History

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    Kelly, Scott David

    North Carolina Community College Transfer Guide for the Department of Art and Art History All. Complete curriculum requirements and worksheets are available on the Department of Art & Art History in the Department of Art and Art History. Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts in Art (BA) Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art

  16. DIRECT PERSONAL COARSE PARTICULATE MATTER CONCENTRATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE NORTH CAROLINA ADULT ASTHMA AND ENVIRONMENT STUDY.

    EPA Science Inventory

    A prototype coarse particulate matter PM(10-2.5) monitor was field evaluated as part of the North Carolina Adult Asthma and Environment Study (NCAAES). The NCAAES was designed to evaluate if airway and blood inflammatory markers in moderate asthmatic adults vary with changes in ...

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

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

    1994-01-01

    Preliminary uranium-lead apparent ages of zircon populations of presumed igneous origin from rocks in the eastern Piedmont of North Carolina have significant tectonic implications. A major unit in the Raleigh metamorphic belt, the Raleigh gneiss, probably is not part of the Grenville Goochland terrane as is commonly proposed. The validity of a separate Raleigh terrane (also previously proposed) is questionable,

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

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    Yates, Eleanor Lee

    2004-01-01

    For Dr. Sabrina Thomas, dolls are not just child's play. In fact, they are the subject of her research, which recently landed her a $40,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Thomas, an assistant professor of family and consumer sciences at North Carolina Central University, was awarded the grant to write a book on the history…

  19. PROTECTION OF ANIMAL SUBJECTS IN RESEARCH THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT GREENSBORO

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    Saidak, Filip

    PROTECTION OF ANIMAL SUBJECTS IN RESEARCH THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT GREENSBORO (Approved at Greensboro (UNCG) is committed to responsible and humane treatment of animals used in programs.S. Government Principles For The Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used In Testing, Research

  20. CIVIL RIGHTS, U.S.A. PUBLIC SCHOOLS--SOUTHERN STATES, 1963, NORTH CAROLINA.

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    DAY, RICHARD E.; AND OTHERS

    IN A REPORT PUBLISHED IN 1962, IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT TOTAL SCHOOL DESEGREGATION IN NORTH CAROLINA WAS NOT LIKELY IN THE FORSEEABLE FUTURE UNLESS FORCED BY COURT DECREES. THE BASIS FOR THE PREDICTION WAS THE HISTORY OF APPLICATION OF TWO ACTS--THE PUPIL ASSIGNMENT ACT, WHICH TRANSFERRED AUTHORITY OF PUPIL ASSIGNMENT TO LOCAL SCHOOL BOARDS, AND THE…

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

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    North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

    Evaluation reports for 13 of the 23 1971 Summer Migrant Projects in North Carolina are presented in Volume II 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)…

  2. results.Research and Graduate Studies at North Carolina State University NC State Stretches

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    Parker, Matthew D. Brown

    --and University officials are traveling the globe to study possible partnerships in other parts of the worldresults.Research and Graduate Studies at North Carolina State University NC State Stretches Worldwide Recognition Since its founding, NC State University has been charged with focusing its education

  3. Asheville Institute on General Education (Asheville, North Carolina, June 7-12, 1991). Proceedings.

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    Moseley, Merritt, Ed.

    This proceedings report presents the speeches and panel discussions given at an annual meeting held at the University of North Carolina; Asheville, that focused on improving general education at American colleges in two broad areas: history and culture, and mathematics and science. The report begins with lists of speakers, consultants, and…

  4. Assessment of the Adoption of Agroforestry Technologies by Limited-Resource Farmers in North Carolina

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    Faulkner, Paula E.; Owooh, Bismark; Idassi, Joshua

    2014-01-01

    Agroforestry is a natural resource management system that integrates trees, forages, and livestock. The study reported here was conducted to determine farmers' knowledge about and willingness to adopt agroforestry technologies in North Carolina. The study reported participants were primarily older, male farmers, suggesting the need to attract…

  5. Student Project Work and Abstracts. Beaufort, North Carolina Environmental Studies Project, No. 2.

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    Carteret County Board of Education, Beaufort, NC.

    This document contains reports of 11 environmental study projects conducted by junior and senior students in a North Carolina high school. Topics range from the construction of an artificial reef and a survey of seashore changes to surveys of past and present development of various facets of the county ecology. The emphasis is on student…

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

    USGS Publications Warehouse

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

    1985-01-01

    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.

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

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    Schecter, Stephen

    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

  8. Developing Schools' Capacity for Evaluating Technology Projects: Lessons Learned from the North Carolina IMPACT Schools

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    Knestis, Kirk; Byrom, Elizabeth; Corn, Jenifer O.; Thrift, Beth

    2007-01-01

    In 2002, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) initiated an innovative and ambitious program for improving student learning through the effective use of instructional technology. Until that point, most technology projects in schools were geared toward integrating technology into the curriculum, and they tended to focus on…

  9. Preliminary survey report. Karastan Rug Mill, Fieldcrest Mills, Inc. , Eden, North Carolina, July 14, 1981

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mortimer

    1982-01-01

    A visit was made to the Karastan Rug Mill, Eden, North Carolina to evaluate control methods taken to protect workers from hazards associated with the use of adhesives. Adhesives were mixed in a small room just beyond the rollup area of the backsizing operation. In the backsizing operation, the carpet feed and roller\\/coating operations were followed by a drying oven,

  10. Teacher Salary Bonuses in North Carolina. Working Paper 2008-03

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    Vigdor, Jacob L.

    2008-01-01

    Since the 1996/97 school year, the state of North Carolina has awarded bonuses of up to $1,500 to teachers in schools that exhibit test score gains above certain thresholds. This article reviews the details of the bonus program, describes patterns of differences between schools that qualify for bonuses of differing amounts, and presents basic data…

  11. Critical Success Factors for the North Carolina Community College System. A Background Paper.

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    Smith, Kathryn Baker

    In response to legislative mandate, the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges developed a list of Critical Success Factors (CSF) to help define statewide measures of accountability for all community colleges. Developed by staff members of the State Board with input from the state's community college presidents, the CSFs emphasize…

  12. Department of Computer Science University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill August 2010 The Challenge

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    Whitton, Mary C.

    verified systems at a significantly lower cost. Project Members Sanjoy Baruah, professor (PI) Jim Anderson Information Dr. Sanjoy Baruah Department of Computer Science University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill CB-1799 E-mail: baruah@cs.unc.edu http://www.cs.unc.edu/~baruah/Research/2006MprocTheory.html #12;

  13. North Carolina State University Web On-Line Financial (WOLF) Reports

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    Xie, Tao

    North Carolina State University Web On-Line Financial (WOLF) Reports In conjunctionVision Reports are moving to the web. The new reports are called: Web On-Line Financial (WOLF) Reports #12;1 Overview The Web On-Line Financial (WOLF) Reports is a set of customer friendly reports

  14. 78 FR 64594 - Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in North Carolina

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    2013-10-29

    ...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...

  15. 2010 Proc. Annu. Conf. SEAFWA Understanding Angler and Hunter Annual Spending in North Carolina

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    Peterson, M. Nils

    2010 Proc. Annu. Conf. SEAFWA Understanding Angler and Hunter Annual Spending in North Carolina C understand factors influencing angler and hunter spending. We conducted a mail survey of a random sample (n anglers and hunters led to increased spending. Fishing and hunting may represent a stabilizing force

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

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    Ukpabi, Chinasa Victor

    2008-01-01

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

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

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    Helm-Murtagh, Susan C

    2014-01-01

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

  18. A Comparative Study of Student Achievement in Traditional Schools and Schools of Choice in North Carolina

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    Okpala, Comfort O.; Bell, Genniver C.; Tuprah, Kwami

    2007-01-01

    This policy study examined the differences in student achievement scores in reading and mathematics in selected public middle schools of choice and in traditional public middle schools with similar demographics and socioeconomic characteristics in a southeastern school district in North Carolina during the 1997-1998, 1998-1999, and 1999-2000…

  19. Greening North Carolina Travel and Tourism Tips for Sustainable Practices in Tourism

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    Greening North Carolina Travel and Tourism Tips for Sustainable Practices in Tourism (As published in VISITNC NewsLink) Founding Editor (2009-2014): Alex Naar, Coordinator Sustainable Tourism Initiatives, Masters in Sustainable Tourism Center for Sustainable Tourism & Office of Innovation and Economic

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

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    North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

    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)…

  1. Research and Policy in Evaluating Initially Certified Teachers in North Carolina.

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    Brown, Robert M.; Wells, Naomi

    The National Teachers Examinations (NTE) Core Battery scores of initially certified teachers in North Carolina were compared with teaching effectiveness scores. Teacher effectiveness scores were obtained using the Teacher Performance and Appraisal Instrument (TPAI)--a classroom observation instrument used by a trained team of observers. The TPAI…

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

  3. Shoreline Erosion in the Albemarle-Pamlico Estuarine System, Northeastern North Carolina

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Murphy, M. A.; Riggs, S. R.

    2002-12-01

    Computer analysis of aerial photographic series demonstrates that the estuarine shorelines within the North Carolina Albemarle-Pamlico coastal system are eroding at 2-3 times greater rates than previous studies reported. Specific rates and amounts of shoreline recession vary tremendously depending upon local variables including: 1) shoreline type, geometry, and composition; 2) geographic location, size, and shape of associated estuary; 3) frequency, intensity, and fetch of storms; 4) type and abundance of associated vegetation; and locally 5) boat wakes. Organic or wetland shorelines (marsh and swamp forest) comprise approximately 62% of the estuarine margins in NE NC, whereas sediment banks (low, high, and bluff) constitute about 38%. The goals of this study were to determine the rates of recession for different shoreline types and the role of local variables in the erosion process. Shorelines were mapped using high precision GPS mapping techniques, digital orthographic quarter quadrangles, and other georeferenced aerial photographs from the early 1950's to 2001. Shoreline change was then calculated for 20 estuarine study sites. Field mapping of each site provided data on shoreline characteristics and erosional processes. Data synthesis suggests mean annual shoreline erosion rates are significantly different for shoreline types as follows: 1) marshes = 7.4 ft/yr (range 2.7-17.0 ft/yr), low sediment banks = 5.0 ft/yr (range 1.0-12.0 ft/yr), bluff sediment banks = 5.0 ft/yr (range = 3.9-6.0 ft/yr), swamp forests = 3.0 ft/yr (range = 1.7-4.0 ft/yr), high sediment banks = 2.8 ft/yr (range = 2.7-2.9 ft/yr). Modified shorelines continue to erode, however at lower mean annual rates that range from 0.9-2.7 ft/yr. Locally, specific marsh shorelines have eroded at rates up to 100 ft/yr during particularly stormy periods. Thus, about 1166 acres of land are lost each year along the 1593 miles of mapped estuarine shoreline in NE NC. If these erosion rates are representative of all 3,000 miles of NE NC's estuarine shorelines, if sea level continues to rise, and if the storm pattern persists at present levels, NC will experience significant loss of both wetlands and uplands at the estuarine water-land interface.

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

    USGS Publications Warehouse

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

    2010-01-01

    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.

  5. Costs and benefits of urban erosion and sediment control: The North Carolina experience

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Paterson, Robert G.; Luger, Michael I.; Burby, Raymond J.; Kaiser, Edward J.; Malcom, H. Rooney; Beard, Alicia C.

    1993-03-01

    The EPA’s new nonpoint source pollution control requirements will soon institutionalize urban erosion and sediment pollution control practices nationwide. The public and private sector costs and social benefits associated with North Carolina’s program (one of the strongest programs in the country in terms of implementation authority, staffing levels, and comprehensiveness of coverage) are examined to provide general policy guidance on questions relating to the likely burden the new best management practices will have on the development industry, the likely costs and benefits of such a program, and the feasibility of running a program on a cost recovery basis. We found that urban erosion and sediment control requirements were not particularly burdensome to the development industry (adding about 4% on average to development costs). Public-sector program costs ranged between 2.4 and 4.8 million in fiscal year 1989. Our contingent valuation survey suggests that urban households in North Carolina are willing to pay somewhere between 7.1 and 14.2 million a year to maintain current levels of sediment pollution control. Our benefit-cost analysis suggests that the overall ratio is likely to be positive, although a definitive figure is elusive. Lastly, we found that several North Carolina localities have cost recovery fee systems that are at least partially self-financing.

  6. Geology of a portion of the northern Kings Mountain belt, North Carolina 

    E-print Network

    Michie, Joanna

    1985-01-01

    GEOLOGY OF A PORTrON OP THE NORTHERN RINGS YOUNTAIN BELT NO&TH CAROLINA A Thesis by JOANNA NICHIF Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Hay... lep5 Yaior Subiect: Geology GEOLOGY OF A PORTION OF THE NORTHERN KINGS MOUNTAIN BELT, NORTH CAROLINA A Thesis by JOANNA MICHIE Approved as to style and content by: David W. Mohr (Chairman of Committee) J. Robert Butler (Member) John H. pang...

  7. Remote detection of metal anomalies on Pilot Mountain, Randolph County, North Carolina

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Milton, N.M.; Collins, William; Chang, S.-H.; Schmidt, R.G.

    1982-01-01

    A biogeophysical technique used successfully to delineate mineralized zones under coniferous forests has been extended to a deciduous region in the Piedmont physiographic province of North Carolina. Pilot Mountain, a hydrothermally altered monadnock within the Carolina slate belt, contains areas of anomalously high amounts of Cu, Mo, and Sn in the soils. Leaves of canopy trees in the mineralized zone also contain significant amounts of Cu. Spectral data acquired from a high-resolution airborne spectroradiometer were processed using a waveform analysis technique to minimize background noise caused by canopy variations and slope effects. Areas containing anomalous metals were detected by spectral changes in the chlorophyll absorption region.

  8. The North Atlantic Oscillation influence on the Odra river estuary hydrological conditions

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    Girjatowicz, Józef Piotr

    2007-09-01

    The study focused on the relationships between the North Atlantic Oscillation index and water temperature, number of days with ice, and water level in the Odra river estuaries. Statistically significant relationships occur mainly in the winter period (December-February, December-March, January-March), even up to ? = 0.01. The strongest relationships with the NAO index are observed for the water temperature and number of days with ice, mainly in areas with minor water motion (Szczecin Lagoon). The correlation coefficients for water temperature are even >0.80. Only slightly weaker correlation coefficients apply to the NAO relationships to the number of days with ice, especially in the Odra river (in Widuchowa) and in the Pomeranian Bay (in Mi?dzyzdroje). The relationships are deteriorated there by the relatively intensive water motion (ice inflow and outflow). During extreme winters (very harsh or very mild) in the Odra river estuary, local factors, mainly the local southern Baltic Sea atmospheric circulation, negatively affect the NAO relationships to the thermal and ice parameters. The weakest relationships to the NAO index apply to the water level; they are characterized by correlation coefficients <0.60 and weaken inland in the Odra river estuary. During some winters the NAO index relationships to the water level may be distorted by the wind and extreme inflows from the upstream sections of the Odra river.

  9. A Longitudinal Study of Developmental and Behavioral Screening and Referral in North Carolina’s Assuring Better Child Health and Development Participating Practices

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Marian F. Earls; Joseph E. Andrews; Sherry S. Hay

    2009-01-01

    Screening children for developmental and behavioral delays is an important part of primary care practice. Well-child visits provide an ideal opportunity to engage parents and to do periodic screening. Screening identifies children who may be at risk and need further evaluation. In North Carolina’s Assuring Better Child Health and Development project best-practices process, screening was incorporated as a routine part

  10. Fingerprinting the sources of suspended sediment delivery to a large municipal drinking water reservoir: Falls Lake, Neuse River, North Carolina, USA

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    We employ a novel geochemical-fingerprinting approach to estimate the source of suspended sediments collected from tributaries entering Falls Lake, a 50 km2 drinking water reservoir on the Neuse River, North Carolina. Many of the major tributaries to the lake are on North Carolina’s 303(d) list for ...

  11. Trends and Disparities in Mortality in Eastern North Carolina-29 Counties Report #2.201, February 2014 PageCenter for Health Systems Research and Development, ECU

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    Trends and Disparities in Mortality in Eastern North Carolina-29 Counties Report #2.201, February East Carolina University Trends and Disparities in Mortality in Eastern North Carolina Total Deaths, Premature Mortality and Deaths for Ten Leading Causes; 1979-2011 #12;Trends and Disparities in Mortality

  12. Trends and Disparities in Mortality in Eastern North Carolina-41 Counties Report #2.203, September 2012 PageCenter for Health Systems Research and Development, ECU

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    Trends and Disparities in Mortality in Eastern North Carolina-41 Counties Report #2.203, September East Carolina University Trends and Disparities in Mortality in Eastern North Carolina Total Deaths, Premature Mortality and Deaths for Ten Leading Causes; 1979-2010 #12;Trends and Disparities in Mortality

  13. Trends and Disparities in Mortality in Eastern North Carolina-41 Counties Report #2.203, February 2014 PageCenter for Health Systems Research and Development, ECU

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    Trends and Disparities in Mortality in Eastern North Carolina-41 Counties Report #2.203, February East Carolina University Trends and Disparities in Mortality in Eastern North Carolina Total Deaths, Premature Mortality and Deaths for Ten Leading Causes; 1979-2011 #12;Trends and Disparities in Mortality

  14. Trends and Disparities in Mortality in Eastern North Carolina-29 Counties Report #2.201, August 2014 PageCenter for Health Systems Research and Development, ECU

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    Trends and Disparities in Mortality in Eastern North Carolina-29 Counties Report #2.201, August East Carolina University Trends and Disparities in Mortality in Eastern North Carolina Total Deaths, Premature Mortality and Deaths for Ten Leading Causes; 1979-2012 #12;Trends and Disparities in Mortality

  15. Trends and Disparities in Mortality in Eastern North Carolina-41 Counties Report #2.203, August 2014 PageCenter for Health Systems Research and Development, ECU

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    Trends and Disparities in Mortality in Eastern North Carolina-41 Counties Report #2.203, August East Carolina University Trends and Disparities in Mortality in Eastern North Carolina Total Deaths, Premature Mortality and Deaths for Ten Leading Causes; 1979-2012 #12;Trends and Disparities in Mortality

  16. Trends and Disparities in Mortality in Eastern North Carolina--29 Counties Report #2.201, September 2012 PageCenter for Health Systems Research and Development, ECU

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    Trends and Disparities in Mortality in Eastern North Carolina--29 Counties Report #2.201, September East Carolina University Trends and Disparities in Mortality in Eastern North Carolina Total Deaths, Premature Mortality and Deaths for Ten Leading Causes; 1979-2010 #12;Trends and Disparities in Mortality

  17. Assessing water quality suitability for shortnose sturgeon in the Roanoke River, North Carolina, USA with an in situ bioassay approach

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    Kwak, Thomas J.

    Assessing water quality suitability for shortnose sturgeon in the Roanoke River, North Carolina Carolina for support- ing shortnose sturgeon Acipenser brevirostrum, an endangered species in the United States. Fathead minnows Pimephales promelas were also evaluated alongside the sturgeon as a comparative

  18. University of North Carolina at Charlotte Design and Construction Manual Section 2, Division 11 Food Service Appendix A

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    Xie,Jiang (Linda)

    Carolina at Charlotte Design and Construction Manual Section 2, Division 11 ­ Food Service Appendix Department. Refer to web site under "Environment Health Plan Review" http://www.charmeck.nc.us/Departments/Health+Department/Environmental+Health/Food;University of North Carolina at Charlotte Design and Construction Manual Section 2, Division 11 ­ Food

  19. Siting of USArray Seismic Stations in North Carolina and southern Virginia: Experience of NC-1 Team

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Martin, P.; Howard, J.; Horne, T.

    2012-12-01

    The USArray component of the EarthScope, a transportable array of 400 seismometers installed in a grid about 70 km apart, is in the next two years entering its final stage with station deployment along the Atlantic coast of the United States. Here, we present the experience of the student-faculty team from North Carolina Central University (NCCU) in finding and documenting the suitable sites for the twenty five USArray stations in North Carolina and southern Virginia. The ideal sites are easily accessible yet far from traffic and other sources of noise, with good cell phone coverage, sun exposure and out of flood-prone areas. Although the initial selection of potential locations was done using geospatial mapping and analysis software provided by EarthScope, finding and finalizing the sites involved driving more then 1,000 miles each week for over two months inspecting possible site locations. Aside from driving, the majority of time was spent talking about the EarthScope project and hosting of USArray stations to mostly reluctant landowners. In addition to facing various challenges in finding appropriate sites due to land use issues, such as suburban sprawl of central North Carolina, or topography factors, such as low lying flood prone coastal areas, by far the major challenge was finding the landowners willing to host the seismic station for the necessary three years. In addition to involving students from an HBCU in seismology related project and increasing the visibility of NCCU geophysics program in the University and local community through publicity releases in local media and on university web site, the project had an important outreach component. As North Carolina is located along the seismically quiet, passive Atlantic margin, most residents are not familiar with earthquakes and seismology and the siting experience provided students an opportunity to practice explaining the earthquake research to the general public. The dialog also highlighted science issues that are of interest to North Carolina residents as many landowners asked similar questions related to, among others, fracking, possibility of an earthquake similar to magnitude 5.8 Mineral, Virginia earthquake occurring in North Carolina, and the use of taxpayers money to fund science projects such as EarthScope.

  20. 78 FR 23220 - Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 230-Piedmont Triad Area, North Carolina; Notification of Proposed...

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    2013-04-18

    ...North Carolina; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Oracle Flexible Packaging, Inc.; (Foil-Backed Paperboard...a notification of proposed production activity on behalf of Oracle Flexible Packaging, Inc. (OFPI), located in...

  1. 78 FR 45181 - Foreign-Trade Zone 230-Piedmont Triad Area, North Carolina, Authorization of Production Activity...

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    2013-07-26

    ...Area, North Carolina, Authorization of Production Activity, Oracle Flexible Packaging, Inc., (Foil-Backed Paperboard...activity to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board on behalf of Oracle Flexible Packaging, Inc., within Site 28, in...

  2. 78 FR 17635 - Foreign-Trade Zone 93-Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; Notification of Proposed Production...

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    2013-03-22

    ...Activity; Southern Lithoplate, Inc. (Aluminum Printing Plates); Youngsville, North Carolina The Triangle...facility is used for the production of aluminum offset printing plates for the printing industry. Pursuant to 15 CFR...

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    2008-03-01

    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.

  4. 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...

  5. North Carolina FY 2009-2010 Petroleum Displacement Program Report Citation of Law or Resolution: SL2009-451

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    North Carolina FY 2009-2010 Petroleum Displacement Program Report Citation of Law or Resolution: SL to the baseline of fuel use established in FY 04-05. This data is based on an adjusted total accounting

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

    E-print Network

    Kaskey, G. T.

    1984-01-01

    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...

  7. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Handout 1 CSC 580: Cryptography and Security in Computing January 15, 2013

    E-print Network

    Tate, Steve

    protocols. Program security and viruses. Operating system protection. Network and distributed systemThe University of North Carolina at Greensboro Handout 1 CSC 580: Cryptography and Security, or permission of instructor Catalog Description: Modern development of cryptography and secure encryption

  8. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Handout 1 CSC 580: Cryptography and Security in Computing August 20, 2007

    E-print Network

    Tate, Steve

    Catalog Description: Modern development of cryptography and secure encryption protocols. Program securityThe University of North Carolina at Greensboro Handout 1 CSC 580: Cryptography and Security and viruses. Operating system protection. Network and distributed system security. Database security

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

    E-print Network

    Kaskey, G. T.

    1984-01-01

    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...

  10. The Effects of Tropical Cyclones on Sediment Transport Patterns Adjacent to a Hardbottom Reef in Onslow Bay, North Carolina

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. Wren; L. A. Leonard

    2004-01-01

    An instrumented frame has been maintained on the mid-continental shelf in Onslow Bay, North Carolina, approximately 43.5 km off the coast of Wilmington, as part of the Coastal Ocean Research and Monitoring Program (CORMP) at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. The attached instrumentation includes a downward looking Pulse-Coherent Acoustic Doppler Profiler (PC-ADP), which measures boundary layer conditions in

  11. Sanitation in classroom and food preparation areas in child-care facilities in North Carolina and South Carolina.

    PubMed

    Wohlgenent, Kelly C; Cates, Sheryl C; Fraser, Angela; Chapman, Benjamin; Jaykus, Lee-Ann; Chen, Xi

    2014-11-01

    Approximately 60% of U.S. children aged five and younger spend time in child-care settings. Such environments increase the risk of diarrheal disease, including diseases caused by enteric pathogens. To describe adherence to sanitation standards in classrooms and food preparation areas in child-care facilities, the authors conducted site visits in 40 North Carolina and South Carolina child-care facilities. Audits in up to two classrooms (rooms providing care for infants and toddlers) and the kitchen were performed using a form similar to a regulatory inspection form. Audit data were used to calculate indices to describe adherence to sanitation standards and were based on state environmental health regulations for child-care centers, the Food and Drug Administration's Food Code 2009, and guidance from food safety experts. Most facilities participating in the authors' study adhered to sanitation standards within the classroom; however, deficiencies with regard to sanitation in food preparation areas and refrigerator operating temperatures were noted. These results provide insight into possible risk factors for enteric disease transmission in child-care facilities. PMID:25603619

  12. Geophysical logging data from the Mills Gap Road area near Asheville, North Carolina

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Chapman, Melinda J.; Huffman, Brad A.

    2011-01-01

    In September 2009, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) was requested to assist the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 Superfund Section in the development of a conceptual groundwater flow model in the area of the Mills Gap Road contaminant investigation near Asheville, North Carolina (Site ID A4P5) through an Interagency Grant and work authorization IAD DW number 14946085. The USGS approach included the application of established and state-of-the-science borehole geophysical tools and methods used to delineate and characterize fracture zones in the regolith-fractured bedrock groundwater system. Borehole geophysical logs were collected in eight wells in the Mills Gap Road project area from January through June 2010. These subsurface data were compared to local surface geologic mapping data collected by the North Carolina Geological Survey (NCGS) from January through May 2010.

  13. Serologic survey of woodchuck hepatitis virus in North Carolina woodchucks (Marmota monax).

    PubMed

    Cullen, J M; Lindsey-Pegram, D; Cote, P J

    2008-06-01

    The prevalence of woodchuck hepatitis virus (WHV) in wild populations of woodchucks is understudied and therefore unclear. Although infection is common in the southeastern region of Pennsylvania and surrounding states, it is virtually absent in New York and New England. Sera were collected from wild woodchucks from Orange County, North Carolina and tested for the presence of markers of current or previous infection with WHV. Of the 24 woodchucks tested, there were three animals (12.5%) with WHV surface antigen as well as antibodies to woodchuck hepatitis core antigen in their serum, indicative of active infection. There were four (17%) animals with antibodies to WHV core antigen but no woodchuck hepatitis surface antigen, indicative of prior infections. The remaining 17 animals had no detectable markers of WHV infection. These data indicate that WHV is present in central North Carolina at rates approaching those seen in endemic areas, such as the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. PMID:18634221

  14. Area Disadvantage and Intimate Partner Homicide: An Ecological Analysis of North Carolina Counties, 2004–2006

    PubMed Central

    Madkour, Aubrey Spriggs; Martin, Sandra L.; Halpern, Carolyn Tucker; Schoenbach, Victor J.

    2009-01-01

    Using data from the North Carolina Violent Death Reporting System and other sources, we examined ecologic relationships between county (n=100) disadvantage and intimate partner homicide (IPH), variability by victim gender and county urbanicity, and potential mediators. County disadvantage was related to female-victim homicide only in metropolitan counties (incidence rate ratio [IRR] 1.25); however, disadvantage was associated with male-victim IPH regardless of county urbanicity (IRR 1.17). None of the potential intervening variables examined (shelter availability, intimate partner violence services’ funding), was supported as a mediator. Results suggest disparities across North Carolina counties in IPH according to county disadvantage. Future research should explore other potential mediators (i.e., service accessibility and law enforcement responses), as well as test the robustness of findings using additional years of data. PMID:20565007

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

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Perry, E.C., Jr.

    1971-01-01

    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.

  16. Direct counts of bacteria in the sediments of a North Carolina salt marsh

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Parke Rublee; Bruce E. Dornseif

    1978-01-01

    The number of bacteria in sediments of a North Carolina salt marsh was determined by direct counts with epifluorescent illumination\\u000a and acridine orange stain. Cell number decreased from 8.36–10.90×109 cells\\/cm3 of sediment at the surface to 2.19–2.58×109 cells\\/cm3 of sediment at a depth of 20 cm. No significant difference was found among four stations located on a transect which crossed

  17. Real-time rainfall measurement in the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Hazell, W.F.; Bales, Jerad D.

    1997-01-01

    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has measured rainfall at various locations in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, since 1963. Between 1992 and 1997, the USGS, in cooperation with Charlotte Stormwater Services, installed 43 raingages throughout Mecklengburg County and adjoining counties. These 43 raingages, combined with three previously installed gages, compose a data-collection network that provides detailed, accurate information on rainfall throughout the county.

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    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

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2002-01-01

    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.

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

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    P. Ansley Wren; Lynn A. Leonard

    2005-01-01

    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

  2. Observations of bluegills fed selenium-contaminated hexagenia nymphs collected from Belews Lake, North Carolina

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Keith A. Finley

    1985-01-01

    Belews Lake, a 1563-ha reservoir in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, was impounded in the early 1970's to provide cooling water for a 2240 Mw coal-fired electric generating station. Hatchery-raised bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) fingerlings stocked in several net-isolated Belews Lake coves during 1979 experienced a rapid uptake of coal ash-associated trace elements, principally selenium, in skeletal muscle and visceral

  3. Evidence for a major, tectonically active structure beneath the coastal plain of North and South Carolina

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. T. Marple; P. Talwani; O. Olson

    1994-01-01

    Evaluation of Landsat imagery, aerial photography, potential field data, and topographic maps have revealed a linear, [approximately]400-km-long, NNE-trending zone in the coastal plain of North and South Carolina. This zone is composed of subtle topographic highs, aeromagnetic anomalies, and in some locations mapped and inferred faults. It is also associated with a zone of river anomalies (ZRA). Various data suggest

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Fabrice Ardhuin; T. G. Drake; T. H. C. Herbers

    2002-01-01

    Sand ripples with wavelengths between 0.5 and 3 m were observed on the bottom across the U.S. east coast continental shelf off North Carolina during three side-scan sonar surveys in September and December 1999. Ripples were present in about 75% of the survey images, in particular, in regions with coarser sediments. Analysis of surficial sediment samples shows that median grain

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    2012-01-01

    Abstract. 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). Method: We conducted a census of policies using campus handbooks and web sites in March 2011. Results: The rating tool is reliable and valid. Ninety-nine percent of NC

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

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1979-01-01

    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.

  7. Variations of Stream and Groundwater Uranium Concentrations with Rainfall in the North Carolina Piedmont

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    Price, V.

    2001-03-15

    This paper discusses how uranium contents of stream and groundwater samples from the North Carolina Piedmont vary systematically with rainfall. Data for three well-stream pairs sampled at three-week intervals for one year shows that uranium content of streams and groundwater correlates with the amount of local precipitation. The phenomenon is believed to be caused by oxidizing rainfall flushing uranium from the vadose zone.

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

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

    2014-07-01

    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.

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

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2012-06-08

    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.

  10. Wetland development trends in coastal North Carolina, USA, from 1970 to 1984

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Stockton, Margie B.; Richardson, Curtis J.

    1987-09-01

    Coastal wetlands are a valuable resource to North Carolina, USA, representing important habitat for marine organisms and providing flood control areas and buffer zones from marine storms. An analysis of wetland development trends in coastal North Carolina from 1970 to 1984 was conducted using over 3000 files containing 15 years of permitting records. The total amount of coastal wetland area altered due to authorized development under the Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA), the Dredge and Fill Law, and Section 404 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act is 1740 ha. This represents nearly 2% of the salt marsh wetlands along the coast of North Carolina. The number of permits issued steadily increased during the 1980s; however, the total amount of wetland loss decreased each year. A few large projects in the early 1970s accounted for nearly 70% of all wetland area developed during the 15-year period. Nearly two-thirds of all projects involving wetland destruction involved impacts on high marsh ecosystems. Bulkheads, canals, and filling activities made up 80% of the projects requiring permits; 62% of the permits were issued to private landowners, but this group accounted for only 16% of the losses of wetland area. Utility companies, which accounted for less than 1% of the permits issued, were responsible for 46% of the permitted wetland loss during the 15-year study period. Future studies should address agriculture and forestry practices which are exempt under CAMA laws and therefore their effects on wetland alteration have not been quantified.

  11. Trends and Disparities in Mortality in Eastern North Carolina--29 Counties Report #2.201, May 2012 PageCenter for Health Systems Research and Development, ECU

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    Trends and Disparities in Mortality in Eastern North Carolina--29 Counties Report #2.201, May 2012 University Trends and Disparities in Mortality in Eastern North Carolina Total Deaths, Premature Mortality and Deaths for Ten Leading Causes; 1979-2009 #12;Trends and Disparities in Mortality in Eastern North

  12. Trends and Disparities in Mortality in Eastern North Carolina-41 Counties Report #2.203, May 2012 PageCenter for Health Systems Research and Development, ECU

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    Trends and Disparities in Mortality in Eastern North Carolina-41 Counties Report #2.203, May 2012 University Trends and Disparities in Mortality in Eastern North Carolina Total Deaths, Premature Mortality and Deaths for Ten Leading Causes; 1979-2009 #12;Trends and Disparities in Mortality in Eastern North

  13. Net fluxes of pesticides from the Scheldt Estuary into the North Sea: a model approach.

    PubMed

    Steen, R J C A; Evers, E H G; Van Hattum, B; Cofino, W P; Brinkman, U A Th

    2002-01-01

    A hydrological model was constructed with the commercially available modelling environment ECoS for the calculation of mixing plots of dissolved pesticide concentrations in the Scheldt Estuary. The model was based on a one-dimensional advection-dispersion equation and dispersion coefficients were calculated from measured salinity profiles. The model could correctly predict the movement of water masses within the estuary. Nominal flushing times of the estuary were calculated with the fraction-of-freshwater method and ranged between 25 and 95 days, depending on the freshwater discharge. Model calculations demonstrated that the application-related time profiles of pesticide input may well induce curvature in the calculated estuarine mixing plot even if the pesticide behaves conservatively. Calculated mixing plots were compared with experimental data and good agreement was obtained between the measurements and the conservative mixing plot of atrazine. For metolachlor an additional direct emission had to be modelled to explain the differences between the experimental data and the conservative mixing plot. For dichlorvos and simazine. on the other hand, an estuarine loss constant had to be included in the model. Using a least-squares procedure the estuarine loss constants for dichlorvos and simazine were estimated at half-lives of five and 26 days, respectively. Because mixing plots were strongly influenced by the time profiles of pesticide input, standard procedures in which net fluxes are calculated from mixing plots, were not applicable. Therefore, net fluxes were calculated with a newly developed procedure in which the estuarine loss constants and the estuarine flushing time were combined. For the non-conservative compounds dichlorvos and simazine, the net fluxes to the North Sea were found to be 96 and 64%, respectively, lower than the gross fluxes transported by the River Scheldt. PMID:11817363

  14. Willie Jones: The Alternate View of a North Carolina Antifederalist.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ragan, Fred D.

    The paper traces the life of the 18th century North Carolinian planter Willie Jones and his transformed political stance from traditional commitment to the Crown to a new constitutional faith in republicanism. Jones' political career and struggles are noted through the Revolutionary era and the controversy of centralized versus decentralized…

  15. Vacuolar Myelinopathy in Waterfowl from a North Carolina Impoundment

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    2003-01-01

    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

  16. From the Sea to the Mountains: A Soils and Geomorphology Field Tour of North Carolina USA

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lindbo, David L.; Vepraskas, Michael; Kleiss, Joseph

    2015-04-01

    During the course of this tour students are introduced to the wide variety of soils and landscapes found across the state of North Carolina. These soils will be representative of the land regions of the southeastern United States. The soils in parts of this region are some of the oldest in the U.S. and are among the least fertile. North Carolina is divided into three distinct land regions: Coastal Plain, Piedmont, and Blue Ridge Belt (mountains). This tour includes sites in all three of these regions. The book entitled Soil Systems of North Carolina gives complete information about the soils across North Carolina and serves as a reference about soils as well as the types of parent materials encountered on the tour. North Carolina soils vary in elevation from sea level near the coast to approximately 2000 m at Mt. Mitchell which is the highest peak in the eastern U.S. The soils and landscapes in this region are not static, but change in response to natural and human forces. The natural forces center around climatic factors such as hurricanes that bring high wind velocities and exceptionally large rainfall amounts (>50 cm/day). These cause erosion of our coast, massive flooding, migration of sand dunes, and contribute to landslides in the western portion of the state. All of these make living here a challenge. The state contains soils in the thermic, mesic, and frigid temperature regimes. You will examine soils in all three temperature regimes on this trip. The diversity of soils also affects land use. Issues with drainage, septic systems, compaction, landslides and urbanization are highlighted at appropriate sites throughout the tour. At each of the stops soil profile and landscape are examined. Detailed profile descriptions and analytical data are provided for each pedon to assist in classification. Selected objectives and discussion points for each stop are likewise provided in order to promote discussion and identify the principle reasons for making a site visit. The discussion points are used loosely, and we encourage students ask any questions that they would like to discuss. The tour has been offered to our students since 2002 and is now being expanded to be part of our REU (research education for undergraduates) program that will be offered for the first time later this year.

  17. Evidence for a major, tectonically active structure beneath the coastal plain of North and South Carolina

    SciTech Connect

    Marple, R.T.; Talwani, P. (Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia, SC (United States). Geology Dept.); Olson, O.

    1994-03-01

    Evaluation of Landsat imagery, aerial photography, potential field data, and topographic maps have revealed a linear, [approximately]400-km-long, NNE-trending zone in the coastal plain of North and South Carolina. This zone is composed of subtle topographic highs, aeromagnetic anomalies, and in some locations mapped and inferred faults. It is also associated with a zone of river anomalies (ZRA). Various data suggest that the ZRA may be associated with tectonic activity on a large right-lateral strike-slip fault system. The ZRA in the South Carolina coastal plain is defined by an [approximately]15-km-wide NNE-trending zone that crosses NW-SE-flowing rivers. Along this zone the rivers are characterized by river bends that are convex toward the NNE, incised channels, changes in river patterns, and convex-upward longitudinal profiles. In the coastal plain and eastern Slate Belt of North Carolina the ZRA (width yet to be determined) displays a slightly more northeasterly trend that is highlighted by linear aeromagnetic anomalies and right-lateral offsets of larger rivers crossing its trend. This feature is not traceable across the southern flank of the Cape Fear Arch and north of this area the ZRA's trend is offset [approximately]15 km toward the east (right step geometry) from that of the ZRA in South Carolina. Analyses of geologic and geophysical data further indicate that these two zones may be the result of ongoing tectonic uplift along a NNE-trending right-lateral strike-slip fault zone possibly associated with recent seismicity near Charleston.

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

    PubMed Central

    Spangler, John G.

    2012-01-01

    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

  19. Modeling of the Cape Fear River Estuary Plume *, LIAN XIE1

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    Liu, Paul

    Modeling of the Cape Fear River Estuary Plume MENG XIA1, *, LIAN XIE1 , and LEONARD J. PIETRAFESA2 and temporal distributions of coastal water levels and the salinity plume were investigated. These modeled 1 Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University, P. O. Box

  20. 75 FR 7474 - Adequacy Status of the North Carolina Portion of the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill Bi-State Area...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-02-19

    ...Carolina Portion of the Charlotte- Gastonia-Rock Hill Bi-State Area Reasonable Further...Carolina portion of the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill bi-state area (hereafter referred...Charlotte-Gastonia in North Carolina; and Rock Hill (a portion of York County),...

  1. OUTBREAKS OF E. COLI O157:H7 ASSOCIATED WITH PETTING ZOOS - NORTH CAROLINA, FLORIDA, AND ARIZONA, 2004-2005

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    During 2004-2005, three outbreaks of Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections occurred among agricultural fair, festival and petting zoo visitors in North Carolina, Florida and Arizona. One hundred and eight cases, including 15 persons with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) were reported in the North Carol...

  2. North Carolina Math/Science/Special Education (MSSE) $1,800 Teacher Bonus Program: An Initial Evaluation. Policy Matters

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Clotfelter, Charles; Glennie, Elizabeth; Ladd, Helen; Vigdor, Jacob

    2005-01-01

    As in other states, many North Carolina schools face the challenge of hiring and retaining high quality teachers. Recruiting and retaining qualified teachers in math, science and special education is particularly difficult, especially for the schools serving disproportionate shares of disadvantaged or low-performing students. In 2001, North

  3. 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...

  4. Baylisascaris procyonis in raccoons (Procyon lotor) from North Carolina and current status of the parasite in the USA.

    PubMed

    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

    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

  5. Late Summer Trophic Conditions in the North-east Gulf of Finland and the River Neva Estuary, Baltic Sea

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Pitkänen, H.; Tamminen, T.; Kangas, P.; Huttula, T.; Kivi, K.; Kuosa, H.; Sarkkula, J.; Eloheimo, K.; Kauppila, P.; Skakalsky, B.

    1993-11-01

    Trophic conditions and hydrography of the whole north-east Gulf of Finland in both the Finnish and the Russian waters, including the Neva Estuary, were for the first time extensively explored in August 1990. The Neva Estuary was defined on the basis of hydrographical and geomorphological characteristics. The results revealed extensive and strong increasing gradients in nutrients, bio-masses of phytoplankton (especially filamentous blue-green algae) and primary productivity, as well as in the bio-masses of several heterotrophic organisms from the open Gulf towards the inner Neva Estuary. The basic cause of these phenomena is the high and continuous load of nutrients and organic matter from St Petersburg and the River Neva, together with the typical estuarine hydrography and huge reserves of inorganic nutrients immediately below the mixed surface layer. Under typical late summer conditions immediate effects of the River Neva and the St Petersburg region cover the whole estuary ( c. 3000 km 2), i.e. 10% of the surface area of the whole Gulf, but do not reach the open parts of the Gulf or the Finnish territorial waters. However, recycled effects, as well as effects of the huge sub-thermocline nutrient resources, clearly increase the productivity of the whole north-east Gulf and cause the general tendency of increasing eutrophy towards east in the whole Gulf of Finland.

  6. Large-scale diabase intrusion in the Durham Triassic Basin of North Carolina: geophysics and geochemistry

    SciTech Connect

    Bolich, R.E.; Bevis, M.G.; Won, I.J.; Fodor, R.V.

    1985-01-01

    Gravity and magnetic data obtained from the Durham Triassic Basin of North Carolina reveal pronounced positive gravity and magnetic anomalies of 10 milligals and 300 gammas, respectively, along the western border of the basin. In the vicinity of these anomalies, diabase outcrops, some with chilled margins and others with flow features, occur sporadically, but have a combined area of about 100 sq. km. Two-dimensional modeling of the gravity data indicates that the diabase body accounts for the gravity anomaly as a semi-continuous subsurface intrusion. The intrusive body is greater than 250 m thick near the western border of the basin, but thins to about 100 m near the center of the basin. Geochemical data for samples recovered from 4 air-drill sites at one diabase outcrop in Butner, North Carolina yield high MgO concentrations, and low FeO, K2O, and TiO2. The geophysical and geochemical data are consistent with an uncontaminated basaltic magma ascending along a major fissure or fissures and into the basin. In the basin, the diabase encountered unlithified sediments, resulting in both intrusive and extrusive forms. Although similar chemical compositions for Mesozoic North American dikes have been reported, this is the first indication of an intrusive body of such a large extent and primitive chemical composition.

  7. Quality of surface-water supplies in the Triangle area of North Carolina, water year 2009

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Pfeifle, C. A.; Giorgino, M. J.; Rasmussen, R. B.

    2014-01-01

    Surface-water supplies are important sources of drinking water for residents in the Triangle area of North Carolina, which is located within the upper Cape Fear and Neuse River Basins. Since 1988, the U.S. Geological Survey and a consortium of governments have tracked water-quality conditions and trends in several of the area’s water-supply lakes and streams. This report summarizes data collected through this cooperative effort, known as the Triangle Area Water Supply Monitoring Project, during October 2008 through September 2009. Major findings for this period include: - Annual precipitation was approximately 20 percent below the long-term mean (average) annual precipitation. - Streamflow was below the long-term mean at the 10 project streamgages during most of the year. - More than 7,000 individual measurements of water quality were made at a total of 26 sites—15 in the Neuse River Basin and 11 in the Cape Fear River Basin. Forty-seven water-quality properties and constituents were measured. - All observations met North Carolina water-quality standards for water temperature, pH, hardness, chloride, fluoride, sulfate, nitrate, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, nickel, and selenium. - North Carolina water-quality standards were exceeded one or more times for dissolved oxygen, dissolved oxygen percent saturation, chlorophyll a, mercury, copper, iron, manganese, silver, and zinc. Exceedances occurred at 23 sites—13 in the Neuse River Basin and 10 in the Cape Fear River Basin. - Stream samples collected during storm events contained elevated concentrations of 18 water-quality constituents compared to samples collected during non-storm events. - Concentrations of nitrogen and phosphorus were within ranges observed during previous years. - Five reservoirs had chlorophyll a concentrations in excess of 40 micrograms per liter at least once during 2009: Little River Reservoir, Falls Lake, Cane Creek Reservoir, University Lake, and Jordan Lake.

  8. Sudden Unexpected Death in North Carolina (SUDDEN): methodology review and screening results

    PubMed Central

    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

    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

  9. Advanced air quality modeling system for the simulation of photochemical ozone formation over North Carolina

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    Jang, C.; Wheeler, N.; Dolwick, P.; Olerud, D.; Houyoux, M. [MCNC-North Carolina Supercomputing Center, Research Triangle Park, NC (United States); Timin, B.; Lawrimore, J.; Holman, S. [North Carolina Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources, Raleigh, NC (United States). Div. of Air Quality; Jeffries, H. [Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (United States). Dept. of Environmental Sciences and Engineering

    1998-12-31

    An advanced air quality modeling system is used to simulate the formation of photochemical oxidants, mainly ozone, over North Carolina. The objective of this modeling study is to successfully model the formation processes of ozone in North Carolina to lead to effective ozone control strategy developments for both 1-hour and 8-hour standards and eventually to address the particulate matter issue. The modeling system selected for this ongoing project is the North Carolina Supercomputing Center`s Environmental Decision Support System (EDSS), which evolved from a working prototype of EPA`s Third Generation Modeling System, or Models-3. The EDSS consists of three major modeling components : the Multiscale Air Quality SImulation Platform (MAQSIP) for chemistry/transport modeling, Mesoscale Model Version 5 (MM5) for meteorological modeling, and Sparse Matrix Operator Kernel Emissions (SMOKE) system for emission modeling. Two inner subdomains at 12-km and 4-km grid resolutions centered over Charlotte are nested inside a coarse domain at a 36-km resolution. Sixteen vertical layers with a denser grid at lower altitude are used to better resolve the mixing layer. The CB-IV chemistry mechanism with updated isoprene chemistry and radical-radical reactions is used to simulate the chemical transformations of reacting species. Preliminary results show that the MAQSIP has reasonably simulated the temporal and spatial distribution of ozone as compared to observations in the first 6-day episode during July 10--15, 1995. Improved ozone predictions are shown in the model using finer grid resolution. Various ozone sensitivity studies on the model inputs such as initial and boundary conditions and the existence of clouds are under testing. An innovative analysis tool for model evaluation and error detection, the Process Analysis method, is also applied to help understand the regulating processes that lead to formation of ozone.

  10. North Carolina and the Battle for Business: A Case Study in Public Policy

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    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.

  11. Instructional practices in chemistry classrooms across North Carolina: An investigation of inquiry-oriented instruction

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    McDuffie, Sarah Faye

    The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which chemistry teachers across North Carolina were engaging in inquiry-oriented instruction and the relationship between inquiry-oriented instruction and the eight demographic factors: level of teacher's education, years of teaching experience, gender, ethnicity, academic level of class, class size, school setting, and type of class schedule. The behaviors used to identify inquiry-oriented instruction practiced by North Carolina chemistry teachers (Flick, 1997; Keys, 1994; Layman, 1996; Priestley, Priestley & Schmucker, 1997; Rowe, 1973; Young, Brett, Squires & Lemire, 1995) were: (1) Teacher encourages student inquiry by posing thoughtful, open-ended questions or by posing authentic problems. (2) Teacher emphasizes process and uses terminology such as classify, analyze, predict, and create. (3) Teacher organizes small cooperative-learning groups for the purpose of generating, sharing or interpreting information, or for practicing skills. (4) Teacher engages students in experimentation that is integrated with theories from disciplines. (5) Teacher uses raw data as a primary source of post-laboratory student/student and student/teacher interaction. (6) Teacher models or demonstrates problem clarification, collection and interpretation of information, and application to new situations. A survey containing 10 items on demographic factors and 12 items on teaching practices was mailed to a random sample of 412 chemistry teachers (from a comprehensive list of 624 chemistry teachers provided by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction). After 12 weeks, 252 chemistry teachers returned completed surveys. Data were analyzed to determine the respondents' reported level of inquiry-oriented instruction, which was designated, on a continuum from engaging in no inquiry-oriented instruction to engaging in total inquiry-oriented instruction. Subsequent telephone interviews were conducted with a random sample of 12 teachers who represented various levels on the Inquiry-Oriented Instructional Scale. Results of this study showed that most of the chemistry teachers in North Carolina public high schools used some inquiry-oriented instructional strategies during the 1998--99 school year. There was no statistically significant relationship between the levels of inquiry-oriented instruction and any of the demographic factors investigated.

  12. Finding "safe" campuses: predicting the presence of LGBT student groups at North Carolina colleges and universities.

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    Kane, Melinda D

    2013-01-01

    A key indicator of a supportive campus climate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) college students is the existence of an LGBT student organization. This article integrates the research on high school LGBT policies and programs with social movement studies of campus activism to examine the characteristics associated with the existence of university-approved LGBT groups on North Carolina campuses. Drawing on data from the National Center for Education Statistics, campus Web sites, and other sources, logistic regression is used to examine the importance of public opinion, campus and community resources, and the institutional context in predicting the location of these student groups. PMID:23688311

  13. Physical oceanographic field program offshore North Carolina. Second annual progress report

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    Not Available

    1994-01-01

    The purpose of the document is to summarize data gathering efforts during the second 12 months of the 'Physical Oceanographic Field Program Offshore North Carolina' funded under Minerals Management Service contract 14-35-0001-30599. No data products as such are included in this document, but rather a summary of the data collected and the quality control results is provided. A detailed analysis of instrument and mooring performance during the field program is presented along with calibration results for all CTD data. A brief description of flora and fauna observed on and near the various moorings is included as well.

  14. Investigation of Primary Causes of Load-Related Cracking in Asphalt Concrete Pavement in North Carolina

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    Park, Hong Joon

    This dissertation presents causes of cracking in asphalt concrete pavement in North Carolina through field investigation and laboratory experiments with field extracted material. North Carolina is experiencing higher than anticipated rates of fatigue cracking compared to other state. These higher than expected rates could be reflective of the national trends in mix design practice or could be caused by structural pavement failures. The problems associated with premature cracking in North Carolina pavements point to the need to evaluate the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) mixes, processes, and measures to ensure that these factors properly balance the goals of preventing cracking and minimizing permanent deformation. Without solid data from in-service pavements, any conclusions regarding the causes of these failures might be pure conjecture. Accordingly, this research examines material properties through laboratory experiments using field-extracted materials and investigates in situ pavements and pavement structure. In order to assess condition of existing pavement, alligator cracking index (ACI) was developed. The asphalt content in the top layer that exhibits top-down cracking or bottom-up cracking has a proportional relationship to ACI values. The air void content in a bottom layer that exhibits top-down cracking or bottom-up cracking shows an inverse proportional relationship to ACI values. These observations reflect reasonable results. A comparison between ACI and asphalt film thickness values does not produce noteworthy findings, but somewhat reasonable results are evident once the range of comparison is narrowed down. Thicker film thicknesses show higher ACI values. From field core visual observations, road widening is identified as a major cause of longitudinal cracking. Regions with observed layer interface separation tend to have low ACI values. Through tensile strain simulation based on actual field conditions, it is observed that sites with observed bottom-up cracking have higher tensile strain levels at the bottom of the asphalt layer than sites with observed top-down cracking. Extracted binder fatigue test results indicate that binder properties between good and poor sections of a given site are not the result of differences in the binder properties. Hence, other mixture design factors are at work in controlling the site variability in terms of fatigue resistance.

  15. Pleistocene glaciation in the blue ridge province, southern appalachian mountains, north Carolina.

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    Berkland, J O; Raymond, L A

    1973-08-17

    Glacial polish, grooves, and striations discovered at an elevation of 1370 meters in the headwaters of Boone Fork on Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina, indicate the former, existence of alpine glaciation at a latitude of 36 degrees 07'N. The Boone Fork glacier was located 890 kilometers south of the previously recognized southern limit of alpine glaciation in the Appalachian Mountains, and 350 kilometers southeast of the nearest point on the Laurentide ice sheet. This find has significant implications for studies of Pleistocene geomorphology, paleobiology, and paleoclimatology in the eastern United States. PMID:17736977

  16. Primary feather molt of adult mourning doves in North and South Carolina

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    Haas, G.H.; Amend, S.R.

    1979-01-01

    Examination of 8,141 adult mourning doves (Zenaida macroura) in North and South Carolina revealed that substantial numbers complete primary feather molt in September. Adult mourning doves shed primaries at the rate of 1 per 14 days. No difference was found in this rate between sexes or among years, 1969-74. The initiation of molt differed from year to year, and female molt always preceded male molt. Available data show that southern doves complete primary molt a month earlier than northern doves. Therefore, age based on primary molt can be biased upward if all molt-complete wings from southern hunting samples are considered immature.

  17. Disaster evacuation: an exploratory study of older men and women in Georgia and North Carolina.

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    Rosenkoetter, Marlene M; Covan, Eleanor Krassen; Bunting, Sheila; Cobb, Brenda K; Fugate-Whitlock, Elizabeth

    2007-12-01

    This article describes an exploratory study designed to compare the characteristics, evacuation beliefs, risk factors, and health problems of older adults living in two Georgia counties and three North Carolina counties regarding willingness to evacuate in the event of a natural disaster. More than 75% of men and women in this study listened to news about Hurricane Katrina, yet one third of the men said that they may or would not evacuate. In this study, being influenced by the outcomes of Hurricane Katrina and belief in following the advice of county officials were the only two statistically significant predictors of evacuation tendency. PMID:18183747

  18. 77 FR 33454 - Adequacy Status: South Carolina: Reasonable Further Progress Plan Motor Vehicle Emissions Budget...

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    2012-06-06

    ...of York County, South Carolina Within Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, North Carolina-South Carolina; 1997 8-Hour Ozone...County, South Carolina that is within the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, North Carolina-South Carolina Area (hereafter...

  19. Characterization of stormwater runoff from bridges in North Carolina and the effects of bridge deck runoff on receiving streams

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    Wagner, Chad R.; Fitzgerald, Sharon A.; Sherrell, Roy D.; Harned, Douglas A.; Staub, Erik L.; Pointer, Brian H.; Wehmeyer, Loren L.

    2011-01-01

    In 2008, the North Carolina General Assembly passed House Bill 2436 that required the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) to study the water-quality effects of bridges on receiving streams. In response, the NCDOT and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collaborated on a study to provide information necessary to address the requirements of the Bill. To better understand the effects of stormwater runoff from bridges on receiving streams, the following tasks were performed: (1) characterize stormwater runoff quality and quantity from a representative selection of bridges in North Carolina; (2) measure stream water quality upstream from selected bridges to compare bridge deck stormwater concentrations and loads to stream constituent concentrations and loads; and (3) determine if the chemistry of bed sediments upstream and downstream from selected bridges differs substantially based on presence or absence of a best management practice for bridge runoff.

  20. Survey of brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) population in the Upper Little Tennessee River watershed, Macon and Swain Counties, North Carolina

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    Not Available

    1993-08-01

    During the months May--November 1992, as part of the Western North Carolina Alliance upper Little Tennessee River watershed survey, streams in the North Carolina portion (Macon and Swain Counties) of the watershed were surveyed for the presence of brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis). The purposes of this survey were threefold: (1) To use this sensitive, pollution-intolerant species as an indicator organism for high quality waters. (2) To assist the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, the US Forest Service, and private landowners in managing for and protecting this popular game fish. (3) To locate possible stocks of pure ``southern Appalachian strain`` brook trout. Research is currently underway at the University of Tennessee and Auburn University to determine whether there is in fact a distinct southem subspecies or race of S. fontinalis. This author is one of those who is inclined to believe there is.

  1. Pharmacist Response to Alerts Generated From Medicaid Pharmacy Claims in a Long-term Care Setting: Results From the North Carolina Polypharmacy Initiative

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    TROY K. TRYGSTAD; DALE CHRISTENSEN; JENNIFER GARMISE; ROBERT SULLIVAN; STEVEN E. WEGNER

    OBJECTIVE: In response to burgeoning drug costs, North Carolina (NC) Medicaid encouraged pharmacists and prescribers to develop collaborative programs to reduce drug expenditures. One of these programs, the North Carolina Polypharmacy Initiative, was a focused drug therapy management intervention aimed at reducing polypharmacy in nursing homes. This intervention targeted patients with more than 18 prescription fills in 90 days, beginning

  2. Student Services. Responding to Issues and Challenges. The Fifth Compendium of Papers by Student Services Officers of The University of North Carolina. June 1988.

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    North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. General Administration.

    Articles by student affairs officers of The University of North Carolina focus on the theme of improving the quality of life for students during their time on campus. Programs, research, and thought being carried forward by student affairs professionals in North Carolina are noted. The 17 papers are as follows: (1) "A University System Response to…

  3. Esse Quam Videri, Perhaps: State Policy and Institutional Factors Impacting Low-Income Student Enrollment at North Carolina's Public and Private Four-Year Institutions

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    Holly, Leslie Neal

    2012-01-01

    North Carolina is a state with a rich higher education history, which matches the diversity and number of higher education institutions that can be found there. The significant investment of both tax dollars and public support for higher education in North Carolina has created a unique environment in which public policy significantly impacts both…

  4. Falls Lake melange, a polydeformed accretionary complex in the North Carolina piedmont

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

    1985-01-01

    The Falls Lake melange in the eastern Piedmont of North Carolina is composed of mafic and ultramafic blocks and pods of diverse shapes and sizes, from about 1 cm to 7 km in length, dispersed without stratigraphic continuity in a matrix of pelitic schist and metagraywacke. The melange lies between the Carolina slate belt on the west and the Raleigh belt on the east. This terrane has been mapped in detail from near Wilton in Granville County, southward for about 40 km to west Raleigh in Wake County. Preliminary petrologic and geochemical data suggest an oceanic crustal origin for the mafic and ultramafic inclusions. Although the lenticular shapes of most fragments are attributable to ductile deformation, a few more equant fragments that are clearly overprinted by the earliest recognized matrix schistosity have round to angular shapes resembling sedimentary clasts. These observations 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 terrane of the accreted Carolina slate belt were thrust upon a probably continental terrane of the Raleigh belt before overprinting by late Paleozoic folding and metamorphism. The melange and its folded basal decollement are truncated on the east by a later fault of the Nutbush Creek system and have not been found east of this fault.

  5. Annual occurrence, abundance and diversity of fish in a South Carolina intertidal creek

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    R. L. Cain; J. M. Dean

    1976-01-01

    An intertidal creek in North Inlet Estuary, South Carolina, USA, was sampled monthly for 1 year to determine the occurrence, abundance and diversity of fish species. Sampling was so conducted as to reduce sampling bias to a minimum and all individuals caught were weighed and measured. A total of 16,611 individuals weighing 202.45 kg and comprising 51 species and 25

  6. Micropaleontologic record of late Pliocene and Quaternary paleoenvironments in the northern Albemarle Embayment, North Carolina, U.S.A.

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    Culver, S.J.; Farrell, K.M.; Mallinson, D.J.; Horton, B.P.; Willard, D.A.; Thieler, E.R.; Riggs, S.R.; Snyder, S.W.; Wehmiller, J. F.; Bernhardt, C.E.; Hillier, C.

    2008-01-01

    Micropaleontological data provide a strong actualistic basis for detailed interpretations of Quaternary paleoenvironmental change. The 90??m-thick Quaternary record of the Albemarle Embayment in the mid-Atlantic coastal plain of the USA provides an excellent opportunity to use such an approach in a region where the details of Quaternary environmental change are poorly known. The foraminiferal record in nine cores from the northern Outer Banks, east of Albemarle Sound, North Carolina, indicates the deposition of subhorizontal, mostly open-marine early to late Pleistocene units unconformably upon a basement of late Pliocene reduced-oxygen, fine-grained, shelf-basin deposits. Pollen data record several warm-cool fluctuations within the early to mid-Pleistocene deposits. Diatom data indicate that some fresh and brackish-water units occur within the generally open-marine Pleistocene succession. A channel cut by the paleo-Roanoke River during the last glacial sea-level lowstand occurs in the northern part of the study area. Pollen indicates that the basal fluvial valley fill accumulated in cooler than modern climate conditions in the latest Pleistocene. Overlying silts and muds accumulated under cool climatic, estuarine conditions according to diatom and pollen data. Radiocarbon ages from the estuarine deposits indicate that the bulk of these sediments accumulated during the latest Pleistocene. The estuarine channel-fill deposits are overlain by Holocene open-marine sands deposited as the rising sea transgressed into the estuary approximately 8.5 to 9.0??kyr BP. Within the barrier island drill cores of this study, fully marine sedimentation occurred throughout the Holocene. However, immediately west of the present barrier island, mid- to late Holocene estuarine deposits underlie the modern Albemarle Sound. The islands that currently form a continuous barrier across the mouth of Albemarle Sound have a complex history of Holocene construction and destruction and large portions of them may be less than 3??kyr old. The barrier island sands overlie open-marine sands of Colington Shoal in the north and to the south overlie fluvial and marine sand filling paleo-Roanoke tributary valleys. The Pleistocene sediments underlying the northern Outer Banks study area are mainly of open inner to mid-shelf origin. If, as is likely, sea level continues to rise, a return to such environmental conditions is likely in the near future. ?? 2008 Elsevier B.V.

  7. Site planning and solar access: Two case studies in North Carolina

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    Ravetto, A.; Blunden, G.; Piesse, S. [Giles Blunden Architect, Carrboro, NC (United States)

    1997-12-31

    An important consideration in laying out a neighborhood is that all structures should be able to take maximum advantage of the sun for space and water heating. The two projects discussed in this paper provide an example of how to provide north-south orientation while avoiding the undesirable visual impact of having straight rows of houses all facing south. In both cases the lots have been staggered yet maintaining a southern orientation. The two case studies are examples of ongoing cohousing projects in the Triangle area in North Carolina. They have provided an opportunity to utilize solar access concepts in different ways with different levels of success. The importance of making the neighborhoods conducive to a spirit of cooperation and mutual support, instead of isolationism and mutual distrust, cannot be overemphasized. Cohousing provides the opportunity for putting together many concepts of cooperation--solar access being only one of them.

  8. Sources of endocrine-disrupting compounds in North Carolina waterways: a geographic information systems approach

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    Sackett, Dana K.; Pow, Crystal Lee; Rubino, Matthew J.; Aday, D.D.; Cope, W. Gregory; Kullman, Seth W.; Rice, J.A.; Kwak, Thomas J.; Law, L.M.

    2015-01-01

    The presence of endocrine-disrupting compounds (EDCs), particularly estrogenic compounds, in the environment has drawn public attention across the globe, yet a clear understanding of the extent and distribution of estrogenic EDCs in surface waters and their relationship to potential sources is lacking. The objective of the present study was to identify and examine the potential input of estrogenic EDC sources in North Carolina water bodies using a geographic information system (GIS) mapping and analysis approach. Existing data from state and federal agencies were used to create point and nonpoint source maps depicting the cumulative contribution of potential sources of estrogenic EDCs to North Carolina surface waters. Water was collected from 33 sites (12 associated with potential point sources, 12 associated with potential nonpoint sources, and 9 reference), to validate the predictive results of the GIS analysis. Estrogenicity (measured as 17?-estradiol equivalence) ranged from 0.06 ng/L to 56.9 ng/L. However, the majority of sites (88%) had water 17?-estradiol concentrations below 1 ng/L. Sites associated with point and nonpoint sources had significantly higher 17?-estradiol levels than reference sites. The results suggested that water 17?-estradiol was reflective of GIS predictions, confirming the relevance of landscape-level influences on water quality and validating the GIS approach to characterize such relationships.

  9. What's driving an epidemic? The spread of syphilis along an interstate highway in rural North Carolina.

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    Cook, R L; Royce, R A; Thomas, J C; Hanusa, B H

    1999-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine whether county syphilis rates were increased along Interstate Highway 95 (I-95) in North Carolina during a recent epidemic. METHODS: Ecological data on syphilis cases demographic data, highway data, and drug activity data were used to conduct a cross-sectional and longitudinal study of North Carolina countries from 1985 to 1994. Crude and adjusted incidence rate ratios (IRRs) were determined by means of standard and longitudinal Poisson regression models adjusted for sociodemographic factors and drug use. RESULTS: Ten-year syphilis rates in I-95 counties greatly exceeded rates in non-I-95 counties (38 vs 16 cases per 100,000 persons) and remained higher after adjustment for race, age, sex, poverty, large cities, and drug activity (adjusted IRR = 2.05, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.84, 2.28). Syphilis rates were stable until 1989, when rates increased sharply in I-95 counties but remained stable in non-I-95 counties. Increased drug activity in I-95 counties preceded the rise in syphilis cases. CONCLUSIONS: A better understanding of the relationship between high-ways and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases may guide future prevention interventions. PMID:10076487

  10. Sources of endocrine-disrupting compounds in North Carolina waterways: a geographic information systems approach.

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    Sackett, Dana K; Pow, Crystal Lee; Rubino, Matthew J; Aday, D Derek; Cope, W Gregory; Kullman, Seth; Rice, James A; Kwak, Thomas J; Law, Mac

    2015-02-01

    The presence of endocrine-disrupting compounds (EDCs), particularly estrogenic compounds, in the environment has drawn public attention across the globe, yet a clear understanding of the extent and distribution of estrogenic EDCs in surface waters and their relationship to potential sources is lacking. The objective of the present study was to identify and examine the potential input of estrogenic EDC sources in North Carolina water bodies using a geographic information system (GIS) mapping and analysis approach. Existing data from state and federal agencies were used to create point and nonpoint source maps depicting the cumulative contribution of potential sources of estrogenic EDCs to North Carolina surface waters. Water was collected from 33 sites (12 associated with potential point sources, 12 associated with potential nonpoint sources, and 9 reference), to validate the predictive results of the GIS analysis. Estrogenicity (measured as 17?-estradiol equivalence) ranged from 0.06?ng/L to 56.9?ng/L. However, the majority of sites (88%) had water 17?-estradiol concentrations below 1?ng/L. Sites associated with point and nonpoint sources had significantly higher 17?-estradiol levels than reference sites. The results suggested that water 17?-estradiol was reflective of GIS predictions, confirming the relevance of landscape-level influences on water quality and validating the GIS approach to characterize such relationships. PMID:25378272

  11. Soil physicochemical conditions, denitrification rates, and abundance in north Carolina coastal plain restored wetlands.

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    Ducey, T F; Miller, J O; Lang, M W; Szogi, A A; Hunt, P G; Fenstermacher, D E; Rabenhorst, M C; McCarty, G W

    2015-05-01

    Over the last century, North Carolina has seen a severe reduction in the percentage of wetlands and a rise in negative environmental impacts related to this loss. To counter these effects, efforts have been enacted to mitigate wetland loss and create new wetland areas. The objective of this study was to assess the impact of hydrological restoration at several sites in the North Carolina coastal plain. Nine sites were selected for study. Hydrologically restored wetlands were compared with natural wetlands and prior converted (PC) croplands (i.e., historic wetlands under agricultural production). Each site was analyzed along a relative wetness gradient, and physicochemical properties, denitrification enzyme activity, and NO reductase gene () abundances using real-time PCR were measured. Physicochemically, restoration resulted in significantly increased levels of total C as compared with PC cropland sites. Restored wetland sites also saw pH, soil moisture, P, and NO+NO approximate levels similar to those of natural wetlands. Denitrification enzyme activity rates varied based on relative wetness within individual sites, generally increasing with increasing soil moisture. However, denitrification tended to be lower in restored wetland sites relative to natural wetlands. Gene abundances of saw statistically significant decreases in restored wetland soils. In conclusion, although analysis of restored wetlands reveals clear changes in several physicochemical characteristics and significant decreases in gene abundances, restoration efforts appear to have not significantly affected the denitrification component of the N cycle. PMID:26024281

  12. Rural Adults’ Perspectives on School Food in a North Carolina County

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    Thayer, Linden M.; Hennink-Kaminski, Heidi; Noar, Seth M.

    2015-01-01

    Introduction To address alarming rates of youth obesity, multiple stakeholder perspectives must be understood and considered when developing nutrition interventions. The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine adults’ perceptions of school food in rural North Carolina and their opinions about potential changes to encourage students to eat more fruits and vegetables in school meals. Methods We conducted semistructured key informant interviews by telephone from February through March 2013 to determine adult opinions regarding elementary school food and child health. Participants included parents, teachers, school administrators, and a cafeteria staff member. Interview transcripts were thematically analyzed using Dedoose qualitative analysis software. Results Four themes emerged from key informant interviews regarding school meals and increasing fruit and vegetable consumption: 1) schools are an appropriate place for nutritious food, 2) current school food is bland and unappealing, 3) school cafeterias can use simple strategies to increase fruit and vegetable intake, and 4) federal school meal guidelines are perceived as barriers to increased fruit and vegetable intake during school meals. Conclusion Study findings suggest that training and support for cafeteria staff on healthy food preparation and presentation are critical and that there should be a “meeting in the middle” between child appeal and health. Nutritious and appealing school food options may have the potential to greatly increase fruit and vegetable consumption in rural elementary schools in North Carolina. PMID:25906435

  13. Satellite Remote Sensing of Chlorophyll a in Support of Nutrient Management in the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico River Estuaries

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    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...

  14. Promoting Quality in Teaching through Diversity. A Report on the North Carolina Public Policy Forum. An Event of the North Carolina Consortium To Increase the Quality and Supply of Minority Teachers (May 30-31, 1996).

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    Southern Education Foundation, Atlanta, GA.

    This conference report includes summaries of the following presentations: (1) "Overview and Opening Remarks" (Elridge W. McMillen); (2) Luncheon Address: "Diversity Equals Quality" (Joseph Vaughan); (3) "Overview of North Carolina Consortium Projects" (Nathaniel Jackson); (4) Session 1: "Academic Enhancement for Teacher Ed Students" (Zoe Locklear…

  15. The Role of Institutional Research in Institutional Governance. Proceedings, Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Association for Institutional Research (8th, Wrightsville, North Carolina, November 12-24, 1980).

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    Brown, Charles I., Ed.

    Proceedings of the 1980 meeting of the North Carolina Association for Institutional Research, which focused on the role of institutional research in institutional governance, are presented. Contents are as follows: "The Role of Institutional Research in Academic Program Evaluation: An Overview" (Dennis R. Hengstler); "The Role of Institutional…

  16. The Practice of Institutional Research. Proceedings of a Joint Conference of the Southern Association for Institutional Research and the North Carolina Association for Institutional Research (Charlotte, North Carolina, October 29-30, 1981).

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    Martin, Mary P., Ed.; Staman, E. Michael, Ed.

    Proceedings of a 1981 joint conference sponsored by the Southern Association for Institutional Research (SAIR) and the North Carolina Association for Institutional Research are presented. The conference theme was the practice of institutional research. Contents include preconference workshop reports, speeches, abstracts of papers, and reports of…

  17. Management and protection protocols for nesting sea turtles on Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina

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    Cohen, J.B.

    2005-01-01

    Executive Summary 1. The southeast U.S. population of the loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) has increased since the species was listed as federally threatened in 1978. Since standardized monitoring began in North Carolina in 1995, the number of nests at Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CAHA) fluctuated from year to year, and was lowest in 1996 and 1997 (39 nests) and highest in 2003 (101 nests). Green turtles (Chelonia mydas) and leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) have nested in small numbers at CAHA, sporadically over time. 2. Hatching success of sea turtle nests typically approaches 80%. At CAHA hatching success from 1999-2003 was low when hurricanes hit during the nesting season (30%-38%), and ranged from 52%-70% otherwise. Hatching success at CAHA is usually correlated with hatching success in the surrounding subpopulation (north Florida to North Carolina). 3. Inclement weather, predation, and human recreation can negatively impact nesting rate and hatching success. 4. Currently there is little protection from recreation at CAHA for nesting females and nests that have not been found by monitors. We propose three management options to provide such protection, and to increase protection for known nests and hatchlings. We propose an adaptive management framework for assessing the effectiveness of these management options in improving sea turtle nesting rate and nest and hatchling survival. 5. We recommend continued efforts to trap and remove mammalian predators from all sea turtle habitat. We further recommend intensive monitoring and surveillance of protected areas to determine the extent and timing of threats to nests and broods, including nest overwash, predation, and disturbance or vandalism by humans. 6. Continue to relocate nests and assist stranded turtles according to North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission guidelines. 7. Artificial light sources pose a serious threat to sea turtles in some parts of CAHA, which must be remedied immediately. We recommend that CAHA enact turtle-friendly lighting regulations and work with the communities within its borders to reduce light pollution and to eliminate artificial light sources that are directly visible from sea turtle nesting areas. 8. We recommend increased education and outreach to CAHA visitors, including requiring participation in an educational program before being granted nighttime beach access. The long-term success of sea turtle recovery will depend on public cooperation and positive public attitudes toward sea turtles and turtle management actions.

  18. Climate Change and Migration along the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds, North Carolina

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    Rummel, J. D.; Griffith, D. C.; Kimmel, D. G.; Landry, C. E.; Montz, B. E.

    2012-12-01

    Climactic events that have stimulated or enhanced human migrations have been documented historically. For example, the U.S. granted Temporary Protective Status to Honduran migrants following Hurricane Mitch in 1998, and many of those migrated to North Carolina and other parts of the U.S. South. In North Carolina and elsewhere, changing environmental conditions have led to shifting migration patterns among fish, birds, marine mammals, and other species—with a concomitant change in fishing practices and other forms of marine resource exploitation. Now, significant landscape changes are taking place as a result of global climate change, including sea level rise, changing ice cover at the poles, an increasing frequency and duration of drought, forest fires, and storms. Anthropocentric responses to the occasional disasters that will punctuate these changes suggest that the relationship between climate/environmental change and migration is likely to become central to the future of the geosciences along with the environmental and social sciences, as well as an essential focus to policies influencing population movements, environmental health, and risk management. Over the last two decades, the Albemarle-Pamlico region of North Carolina has harbored one of the nation's fastest growing populations, with immigrants to the region primarily consisting of two distinct, yet interconnected, groups: 1) relatively affluent U.S. citizens (including many retirees seeking proximity to coastal amenities); and, 2) relatively poor workers (many from Mexico and Central America) attracted to the region for work in agriculture, fisheries, food processing, construction/ landscaping, tourism, and forestry. By settling near the coast, these immigrants can be particularly susceptible to storm surge and other damage from the combination of sea level rise, hurricanes, and related processes that are reshaping coastal environments. This paper considers the past, present, and future of climate change along the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds in the context of past, present, and future migrations—and other human dimensions—that are affected by the pervasive changes we now face along the coast.; The Albemarle-Pamlico Peninsula. East and North of the City of Washington (black dot), much of the peninsula is nearly at sea-level. The major west-east elevation change between green and yellow occurs at the Suffolk Scarp, a 120 kya paleo-shoreline.

  19. Coastal outfalls, a sustainable alternative for improving water quality in north-east Atlantic estuaries.

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    Echavarri-Erasun, Beatriz; Juanes, José A; Puente, Araceli; Revilla, José A

    2010-09-01

    The city of Santander ceased the discharge of sewage effluents into the bay of Santander in June, 2001 and began discharging at a site 2.4 km offshore in the nearby coastal area (Virgen del Mar, Bay of Biscay) at a water depth of about 40 m. The present study investigates the effects of the new outfall discharges on the water quality of the high-energy coastal area and the recovery of the perturbed temperate estuarine area now only affected by combined sewer overflows (CSOs). Nutrients, phytoplankton biomass and urban pollution indicators were analysed. No significant spatial or temporal change in water quality variables was found in the coastal area around the outfall. No signs of nutrification or increases in chlorophyll-a were observed throughout the study period, although a slight increase in phosphates, suspended solids and turbidity were observed two years after the relocation of the discharge. These changes were not attributed to outfall discharge but to a regional increase also observed at control stations and nearby coastal areas. Considerable reductions in indicators of urban discharges were observed in the estuary after the relocation of discharges, even at stations located around CSOs. Results from this study support the efficiency of ecological quality-driven designs of sanitation systems, which are used as management tools for sensitive and environmentally valuable coastal ecosystems in the north-east Atlantic. PMID:20652176

  20. High resolution near-bed observations in winter near Cape Hatteras, North Carolina

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    Martini, M.; Armstrong, B.; Warner, J.C.

    2009-01-01

    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Coastal and Marine Science Center in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, is leading an effort to understand the regional sediment dynamics along the coastline of North and South Carolina. As part of the Carolinas Coastal Change Processes Project, a geologic framework study in June of 2008 by the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center's Sea Floor Mapping Group focused on the seaward limit of Diamond Shoals and provided high resolution bathymetric data, surficial sediment characteristics, and subsurface geologic stratigraphy. These data also provided unprecedented guidance to identify deployment locations for tripods and moorings to investigate the processes that control sediment transport at Diamond Shoals. Equipment was deployed at three sites from early January, 2009 through early May, 2009: north and south of the shoals at 15 m depth, and at the tip at 24 m depth. Many strong storm systems were recorded during that time period. Mounted on the tripods were instruments to measure surface waves, pressure, current velocity, bottom turbulence, suspended-sediment profiles, and sea-floor sand-ripple bedforms. Many instruments were designed and programmed to sample in high resolution in time and space, as fast as 8 Hz hourly bursts and as small as 6 cm bin sizes in near bottom profiles. A second tripod at the north site also held a visual camera system and sonar imaging system which document seafloor bedforms. The region is known for its dynamics, and one of the tripods tipped over towards the end of the experiment. A preliminary look at the data suggests the region is characterized by high energy. Raw data from a burst recorded at the south site on Mar. 26th show instantaneous flow speed at 150 cm/s at 0.5 m above the seabed. This paper reports preliminary highlights of the observations, based on raw data, and lessons learned from a deployment of large tripod systems in such a dynamic location. ??2009 MTS.

  1. Postpartum Depression Among White, African American, and Hispanic Low-Income Mothers in Rural Southeastern North Carolina

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    Hillary F. Hutto; YeounSoo Kim-Godwin; Deborah Pollard; Jeanne Kemppainen

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to assess factors impacting postpartum depression (PPD) among the 61 White, African American, and Hispanic low-income Medicaid recipients who enrolled in a prenatal program at a local health department in rural Southeastern North Carolina. The findings indicate that mothers who experienced mood changes, such as depression and anxiety, before or during pregnancy reported an

  2. Student Transience in North Carolina: The Effect of School Mobility on Student Outcomes Using Longitudinal Data. Working Paper 22

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    Xu, Zeyu; Hannaway, Jane; D'Souza, Stephanie

    2009-01-01

    This paper describes the school mobility rates for elementary and middle school students in North Carolina and attempts to estimate the effect of school mobility on the performance of different groups of students using student fixed effects models. School mobility is defined as changing schools at times that are non-promotional (e.g., moving…

  3. Freedom, Imagination and Grace: The Life Stories of Rural Women Art Educators from the Foothills of North Carolina

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    Wingler, Sylvia Adams

    2009-01-01

    This dissertation focuses on the narratives of four rural art educators of the Foothills of Western North Carolina. These women are the first art educators in this area in public education. They are often viewed as the invisible women in art who support community arts, much like the "invisible women in art history." From the view of the dominant…

  4. Teacher Working Conditions Are Student Learning Conditions: A Report on the 2006 North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions Survey

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    Hirsch, Eric; Emerick, Scott

    2007-01-01

    Governor Easley of North Carolina has made a sustained commitment to listening to educators and reforming schools to create the working conditions necessary for student and teacher success. With three iterations of the working conditions survey and about 150,000 responses to critical questions about their workplace, analyses have been consistent…

  5. Mathematics 9-12. Teacher Handbook. North Carolina Competency-Based Curriculum Grade-by-Grade. Revised.

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    North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.

    North Carolina revised its "Standard Course of Study" in 1985 to reflect the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to function in an industrial age. The entrance into what is being called the information age brings new challenges in preparing students with new skills in the areas of creative thinking, problem solving, interpersonal relations,…

  6. Occupational Education Research Project. A Model for Evaluation of Placement Testing in the North Carolina Community College System.

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    Tripp, John D.; Todd, Anne H.

    A project was conducted to develop a model for evaluating placement testing in the North Carolina System of Community Colleges. Researchers at Central Piedmont Community College conducted a longitudinal study of students' progress through the college curriculum as it related to placement test scores. The following numbers of students comprised the…

  7. Tracing drinking water to its source: An ecological study of the relationship between textile mills and gastroschisis in North Carolina

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    Elisabeth D. Root; Michael E. Emch

    2010-01-01

    Gastroschisis is a rare birth defect that has increased in prevalence over the past several decades but the etiology of the disease is largely unknown. Using data from the North Carolina Birth Defects Monitoring Program, we estimated multilevel logistic regression models to evaluate the association between drinking water source and upstream textile mills and the risk of a gastroschisis birth.

  8. APPLICATION OF AQUATOX, A PROCESS-BASED MODEL FOR ECOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT, TO CONTENTNEA CREEK IN NORTH CAROLINA

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    The aquatic ecosystem simulation model AQUATOX was parameterized and applied to Contentnea Creek in the coastal plain of North Carolina to determine the response of fish to moderate levels of physical and chemical habitat alterations. Biomass of four fish groups was most sensiti...

  9. Job Satisfaction of Professional and Paraprofessional Library Staff at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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    Murray, Richard A.

    One of the major issues in the management of academic libraries is the dual nature of staffing: the professional and the paraprofessional. Using the Academic Affairs Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a case study, this project investigates whether professional and paraprofessional staff in large academic libraries…

  10. Status of Vocational Agriculture and the Changing Roles of Teachers of Vocational Agriculture in North Carolina. Final Report.

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    North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. School of Education.

    A study was conducted to examine the changing roles of teachers of vocational agriculture and to evaluate the current status of programs as a basis for making recommendations concerning the role of vocational agriculture in public school education during the next decade. Data were collected using a structured interview of 122 North Carolina

  11. FDG production and quality control at North Carolina Baptist Hospital Bowman Gray School of Medicine P.E.T. Center

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    Ehrenkaufer, R.E. [P.E.T. Center, Winston-Salem, NC (United States)

    1994-12-31

    The PET Center at North Carolina Baptist Hospital-Bowman Gray School of Medicine has been in operation since January of 1992. The radioisotope, radiopharmaceutical production hardware are comprised of Siemens/CTI RDS 112, 11 MeV, negative ion (H{sup {minus}}) cyclotron and associated radioisotope and radiopharmaceutical production equipment.

  12. The Young, The Old, The Mature. North Carolina State University Department of Sociology and Anthropology Progress Report Soc. 63, 1976.

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    Mayo, Selz C.; Clifford, William B.

    Utilizing 1970 U.S. census data, North Carolina's (N.C.) age and sex distributions were examined to determine: rural-urban differences; national differences; influential factors; and social significance (health, education, employment, youth, and the aged). Major findings were: (1) the rural-farm fertility level had dropped below that of urban…

  13. Peat Bog Wildfire Smoke Exposure in Rural North Carolina Is Associated with Cardiopulmonary Emergency Department Visits Assessed Through Syndromic Surveillance

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    In June 2008 burning deposits of peat produced haze and air pollution far in excess of National Ambient Air Quality Standards, encroaching on rural communities of eastern North Carolina (NC). While the association of mortality and morbidity with exposure to urban air pollution is...

  14. Factors That Predict Organizational Commitment for Full-Time and Part-Time Faculty in Community Colleges across North Carolina

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    Engle, Deborah Lynn

    2010-01-01

    Organizational dependence on part-time employees is a relatively recent trend across the modern landscape of the American workforce and is especially apparent in higher education. At community colleges across the country, as well as in North Carolina, there is a substantial reliance on part-time faculty employment. This is common practice in order…

  15. FREQUENCY OF PHAEOSPHAERIA NODORUM, THE SEXUAL STAGE OF STAGONOSPORA NODORUM, ON WINTER WHEAT IN NORTH CAROLINA, USA.

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    Ascocarps of Phaeosphaeria nodorum, which causes Stagonospora nodorum blotch of wheat, have not been found by other researchers in the northeastern or southeastern U.S. despite extensive searches. We sampled tissues from living wheat plants or wheat debris in Kinston, North Carolina, each month exc...

  16. Teachers' Use of Test-Item Banks for Student Assessment in North Carolina Secondary Agricultural Education Programs

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    Marshall, Joy Morgan

    2014-01-01

    Higher expectations are on all parties to ensure students successfully perform on standardized tests. Specifically in North Carolina agriculture classes, students are given a CTE Post Assessment to measure knowledge gained and proficiency. Prior to students taking the CTE Post Assessment, teachers have access to a test item bank system that…

  17. Customer Satisfaction: A Comparison of Community College and Employment Security Commission Joblink Career Centers in North Carolina.

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    Deese, Stephanie

    The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 provided states with a great amount of flexibility in the implementation of a system-wide approach to job training and workforce development. The legislation consolidated employment and training services into a one-stop system that is known as JobLink Career Centers in North Carolina. This document presents…

  18. Allred, Sherri Terese, Lecturer, English. BA, Univer-sity of North Carolina-Charlotte, 1991; MA, Clemson

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    Stuart, Steven J.

    228 Faculty Allred, Sherri Terese, Lecturer, English. BA, Univer- sity of North Carolina-Charlotte, 1991; MA, Clemson University, 2007 Alspach, Ardyce E., Lecturer, Communication Studies. BA, Winthrop Professor, Philosophy and Religion. BA, 1982, MA, 1985, Fudan University of Shanghai (China); Ph

  19. Physical oceanography of the North Carolina continental shelf during the fall and winter seasons: implications for the

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    North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

    Physical oceanography of the North Carolina continental shelf during the fall and winter seasons Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557, USA ABSTRACT The circulation over the continental shelf off shelf regions. The resulting larval drift indicates a seasonal dependence of transport pathways from

  20. Unequal respiratory health risk: Using GIS to explore hurricane-related flooding of schools in Eastern North Carolina

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    Virginia Thompson Guidry; Lewis H. Margolis

    2005-01-01

    This cross-sectional study investigated whether schools serving populations at high risk of developing respiratory infections in the state of North Carolina (USA) were disproportionately burdened by flooding from Hurricane Floyd. We used geographic information systems (GIS) to overlay a satellite-derived image of the flooded land with school locations. We identified 77 flooded schools and 355 schools that were not flooded

  1. Histopathological, hematological, condition-factor, and organ weight changes associated with selenium accumulation in fish from Belews Lake, North Carolina

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    Elsie M. B. Sorensen; Peter M. Cumbie; Thomas L. Bauer; James S. Bell; Charles W. Harlan

    1984-01-01

    Green sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus) were collected from two study sites in Belews Lake, North Carolina, for assessment of correlations between several biological parameters and bioaccumulation of selenium. The fish had elevated concentrations of selenium in the hepatopancreas (liver) and exhibited histopathological and other manifestations of selenium poisoning. Condition-factors of Belews Lake fish were significantly correlated with selenium concentrations in hepatopancreas

  2. Leadership Strategies for Community College Effectiveness: Outcomes of the North Carolina Community College Presidents' Leadership Institute. A Technical Report.

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    Campbell, Dale F.; And Others

    Developed as a result of the North Carolina Community College President's Leadership Institute, this volume discusses the successful use of selected adaptive strategies to enhance community college effectiveness. Following information on the Institute and an overview of the volume, most of the remaining chapters review the work of prominent…

  3. Case Study: Using Total Quality Management in Undergraduate Admissions at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.

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    Baucom, Kathi; And Others

    1995-01-01

    The Total Quality Management (TQM) approach is defined and its implementation at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte in undergraduate admissions is described. Benefits and challenges of TQM are discussed, first from the perspective of the manager responsible for TQM, then from that of a front-line staff member and TQM team member.…

  4. Report of Student Performance in Writing, 2000-2001: Grades 4, 7, and 10. North Carolina Testing Program.

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

    This report provides a longitudinal, comprehensive compendium of student performance data in the area of writing for the 2000-2001 school year. The report was generated using aggregate student data from North Carolina public schools, including charter schools, and provides information regarding student performance at the state level at each of the…

  5. Report of Student Performance in Writing, 1998-1999. Grades 4, 7, and 10. North Carolina Testing Program.

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    North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Accountability/Testing.

    The purpose of this report is to provide information about the level of student performance in the area of writing based on results for 1998-99 from the annual on-demand writing sample of the North Carolina Writing Assessment at grades 4, 7, and 10 (English II). It notes student performance increased at grades 4 and 7 when compared to student…

  6. Support and services provided by public health regional surveillance teams to Local Health Departments in North Carolina.

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    Horney, Jennifer A; Markiewicz, Milissa; Meyer, Anne Marie; Macdonald, Pia D M

    2011-01-01

    Since 2001, many states have created regional structures in an effort to better coordinate/public health preparedness and response efforts, consolidate services, and supplement local government capacity. While several studies have identified specific benefits to regionalization, including enhanced networking, coordination, and communication, little research has examined the effect of regionalization on specific preparedness and response activities. To better understand the impact of regionalizing public health workforce assets in North Carolina, a survey aimed at documenting specific support and services that Public Health Regional Surveillance Teams(PHRSTs) provide to local health departments (LHDs) was developed and administered by the North Carolina Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center, located at the North Carolina Institute for Public Health. Of80 potential types of assistance, 26 (33%) were received by 75% or more LHDs, including 9 related to communication and 7 related to exercises. There was significant variation by PHRST region in both the quantity and quality of support and services reported by LHDs. This variation could not be explained by county- or LHD-level variables. PHRST assistance to LHDs is largely focused on communication and liaison activities, regional exercises, and planning. On the basis of these findings, regionalization may provide North Carolina with benefits consistent with those found in other studies such as improved networking and coordination. However, further research is needed to identify whether regional variation is the result of varying capacity or priorities of the PHRSTs or LHDs and to determine how much variation is acceptable. PMID:21135653

  7. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Handout 1 CSC 580: Cryptography and Security in Computing January 13, 2014

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    Tate, Steve

    development of cryptography and secure encryption protocols. Program security and viruses. Operating system- rity goals in protocols like SSL and IPsec; · identify specific security technologies that can improveThe University of North Carolina at Greensboro Handout 1 CSC 580: Cryptography and Security

  8. A STUDY OF NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION AGENTS' PERCEPTION OF THE ROLE OF FERTILIZER DEALERS IN EXTENSION PROGRAMMING.

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    WOODARD, BRUCE H.

    A QUESTIONNAIRE MAILED TO 98 AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION AGENTS IN NORTH CAROLINA WITH PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY IN AGRONOMY IN THEIR COUNTIES WAS USED TO COLLECT DATA ON THE AGENTS' PERCEPTION OF THE NATURE AND FREQUENCY OF PERFORMANCE BY DEALERS IN SOIL FERTILITY PROGRAMS, AGENTS' FEELINGS ABOUT DEALER PARTICIPATION, AND THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN AGENTS'…

  9. An epizootic of common loons in coastal waters of North Carolina: Concentrations of elemental contaminants and results of necropsies

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    Tom Augspurger; J. C. Franson; Kathryn A. Converse; Paul R. Spitzer; Erica A. Miller

    1998-01-01

    A 1993 die-off of common loons (Gavia immer) in the coastal waters of North Carolina was investigated with emphasis on comparing mercury, selenium, arsenic, and lead between birds from the epizootic and reference specimens. Die-off specimens were emaciated but contained no ingested foreign bodies and no lesions suggestive of infectious disease. Results of bacteriology, virology, parasitology, and botulism testing were

  10. MODELING THE DISTRIBUTION OF NONPOINT NITROGEN SOURCES AND SINKS IN THE NEUSE RIVER BASIN OF NORTH CAROLINA, USA

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    This study quantified nonpoint nitrogen (N) sources and sinks across the 14,582 km2 Neuse River Basin (NRB) located in North Carolina, to provide a tabular database to initialize in-stream N decay models and graphic overlay products for the development of management approaches to...

  11. An Analysis of Construct Validity of Motivation As It Relates to North Carolina County Agricultural Extension Service Agents.

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    Calloway, Pauline Frances

    This study investigated the construct validity of the Herzberg (1964) theory of motivation as it relates to county Extension agents; and developed an inventory to measure the job satisfaction of county agents in North Carolina. The inventory was administered to 419 agents in 79 counties. Factor analysis was used to determine the number of job…

  12. High Schools That Have Restructured to Smaller Schools within Schools in North Carolina: What Have Been the Challenges and Obstacles

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    Kradel, Robert L., Jr.

    2013-01-01

    With the demands on schools to prepare its students to be globally competitive in the 21st century, schools are forced to examine new ways to meet those demands. One of the new reform ideas is that of restructuring traditional high schools into small schools within schools. Through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the North Carolina

  13. Integrated Systems for Education Information: A Business Plan for Managing North Carolina's Public School System. Management Summary Report.

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    1984

    This report describes the North Carolina Department of Education's 5-year plan for establishing a statewide management information system. The system is intended to improve fiscal management, personnel administration, and administrative operations, and to ensure efficient resource use. Initial sections present highlights of the plan; background…

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

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    Behmer, Spencer T.

    Postdoctoral Position at North Carolina State University Title: Consequences of urban and global warming for arthropod ecology and evolution Description: One postdoctoral position will be available heat islands and global climate change for arthropods of societal or economic importance. The study

  15. North Carolina Cooperative Extension Professionals' Climate Change Perceptions, Willingness, and Perceived Barriers to Programming: An Educational Needs Assessment

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    Burnett, Rachel E.; Vuola, Aaron J.; Megalos, Mark A.; Adams, Damian C.; Monroe, Martha C.

    2014-01-01

    The educational needs assessment reported here measured North Carolina Cooperative Extension (NCCE) professionals' perceptions of global warming and identified barriers to climate change programming. Survey results from 400 NCCE professionals show 70% are cautious, concerned, or alarmed about global warming. Liberal and female Extension…

  16. Peat Bog Wildfire Smoke Exposure in Rural North Carolina Is Associated with Cardio-Pulmonary Emergency Department Visits

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    In June 2008 burning deposits of peat produced haze and air pollution far in excess of National Ambient Air Quality Standards, encroaching on rural communities of eastern North Carolina (NC). While the association of mortality and morbidity with exposure to urban air pollution i...

  17. Peat bog wildfire smoke exposure in rural North Carolina is associated with Cardiopulmonary emergency department visits assessed through syndromic surveillance

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    Background: In June 2008 burning deposits of peat produced haze and air pollution far in excess of National Ambient Air Quality Standards, encroaching on rural communities of eastern North Carolina (NC). While the association of mortality and morbidity with exposure to urban air ...

  18. A Program Evaluation of ClassScape Used in 3rd Grade Classes in a Rural County in North Carolina

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    Rogers, Misha Neely

    2012-01-01

    The research study will examine the impact of using the ClassScape program and targeted interventions on 3rd grade reading levels of performance. The conceptual and theoretical framework for the study suggests the need to connect formative, benchmark, and summative assessments in North Carolina. Furthermore, the review of the literature will…

  19. StopWatch: A Cloud Architecture for Timing Channel Mitigation PENG LI, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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    Reiter, Michael

    for very sensitive computations. In an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud, such an attack could8 StopWatch: A Cloud Architecture for Timing Channel Mitigation PENG LI, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill This article presents StopWatch, a system that defends against timing-based side

  20. Total Education: The Duty of the State. Report of the Commission on Goals for the North Carolina Community College System.

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    North Carolina State Board of Education, Raleigh.

    This document sets forth six goals toward which the North Carolina Community College System should strive during the next 20 years, descriptions of the means to achieve those goals, and the conditions necessary to support those means. Specific goals include: (1) acceleration of the state's economic growth and development through a dynamic,…