Note: This page contains sample records for the topic north carolina estuary from Science.gov.
While these samples are representative of the content of Science.gov,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of Science.gov
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.
Last update: August 15, 2014.
1

Nitrogen Budget of a North Carolina Estuary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Pamlico River estuary of eastern North Carolina is a relatively oligotrophic ecosystem which is entering the initial stages of cultural eutrophication. The estuary is naturally rich in phosphorus and indirect evidence indicates that nitrogen probably ...

W. G. Harrison J. E. Hobbie

1974-01-01

2

Skimmer Trawl in North Carolina Estuaries.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The effort to transfer Bayou technology to North Carolina's inshore waters is outlined in this fully illustrated publication. The manual compares the skimmer and otter trawls in regard to both shrimp catch and bycatch, based on tests in North Carolina dur...

B. Hines S. Coale R. Rulifson J. Murray

1993-01-01

3

Hydrology of major estuaries and sounds of North Carolina  

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

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

1985-01-01

4

Reversal of eutrophication following sewage treatment upgrades in the New River Estuary, North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

The New River Estuary consists of a series of broad shallow lagoons draining a catchment area of 1,436 km2, located in Onslow County, North Carolina. During the 1980s and 1990s it was considered one of the most eutrophic estuaries\\u000a in the southeastern United States and sustained dense phytoplankton blooms, bottom water anoxia and hypoxia, toxic outbreaks\\u000a of the dinoflagellatePfiesteria, and

Michael A. Mallin; Matthew R. McIver; Heather A. Wells; Douglas C. Parsons; Virginia L. Johnson

2005-01-01

5

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 ...

6

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 ...

7

Continuous Resistivity Profiling Data from the Upper Neuse River Estuary, North Carolina, 2004-2005  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Introduction: The Neuse River Estuary in North Carolina has suffered impacts of eutrophication in recent years. As part of a larger project to better constrain nutrient budgets in the estuary, field investigations were performed to study occurrence and discharge of fresh and brackish ground water and nutrients beneath the estuary itself (fig. 1). A Continuous Resistivity Profiling (CRP) system (Manheim and others, 2004) was used to map the depth of the freshwater-saltwater interface (FSI) in sub-estuarine groundwater. This study area serves as a typological representation of a submarine groundwater environment characteristic of a shallow estuary in a wide coastal plain that has not experienced glaciation. Similar settings extend from New Jersey to Georgia, and along the Gulf of Mexico in the U.S. This report archives 29 lines of data collected during 2004 and 2005 surveys representing almost 210 km of survey lines. These data are further explained in the Data Processing section of the report and previews available of the processed data are available. Eutrophication background -- The Neuse River Estuary suffers from frequent summer fish kills, especially of menhaden, attributed directly or indirectly to natural and anthropogenic eutrophication. Some evidence indicates that these events have become more frequent in recent years. An increasing excess of nutrients is likely derived from accelerating agricultural and residential development of the watershed over the last few decades. Impacts have included declines in dissolved oxygen in stratified estuary water due to consumption by decaying algal biomass, as well as blooms of the toxic dinoflagellate, Pfiesteria piscicida (Burkholder and others, 2005; but see Drgon and others, 2005). Several groups have attempted to develop well-constrained nutrient budgets for the estuary (e.g., Christian and Thomas 2003), and typically have used estimates of direct groundwater delivery in the range of 5% of the total nutrient load. None of the estimates, however, has incorporated specific field measurements in the estuary to determine the actual contribution from direct groundwater discharge. Particular geological features of the estuary suggest that it may receive substantial direct discharge. Background on submarine groundwater discharge -- Contributions of groundwater to flow in rivers have historically been estimated using hydrograph separation (e.g., Sloto and Crouse 1996), but no similar method exists for estuaries. Most efforts have relied on flow modeling based on extrapolation of onshore data on recharge and groundwater flow velocities into the offshore, often assuming that most discharge occurs within a few meters of the shore. Radioisotopic tracer techniques have recently been developed to permit estimation of direct submarine groundwater discharge (SGD) to estuaries and coastal embayments. These approaches can be useful for calculating SGD for regional budgets, and can also be used to broadly identify discharge hotspots (Burnett and Dulaiova 2003; Crusius and others, 2004, 2005a, 2005b). They do not, however, provide subsurface information on the geological controls on the occurrence of freshened groundwater beneath brackish to saline surface water and the style of discharge (i.e., focused vs. diffuse). Geographic and geologic setting -- The Neuse River Estuary (fig. 1) is a drowned river valley located in the Tidewater Region, or the Outer Atlantic Coastal Plain, of North Carolina. It is a tributary of the large Albemarle-Pamlico estuarine system. The estuary has a distinct 'V' shape, with the upper limb oriented NW-SE and the lower limb oriented SW-NE. The hinge is located where the estuary narrows and crosses the Minnesott sand ridge. This feature is a subaerial barrier island complex correlative with the regional Bogue-Suffolk Scarp that separates two marine terraces of different ages to the east and west. Stratigraphic units of Eocene to Pliocene age underlie

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

2006-01-01

8

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

Bales, Jerad D.; Robbins, Jeanne C.

1999-01-01

9

North Carolina Aquariums  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

10

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2004-05-01

11

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

PubMed Central

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.

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

2009-01-01

12

Importance of water quality to nekton habitat use in a North Carolina Branch estuary  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nekton abundance and water quality were examined over 8 yr (1986–1993) in Isaac Creek, a small (2.5 km long), shallow (1–2\\u000a m), estuarine creek draining to Adams Creek (Neuse River system), North Carolina, United States. Water quality and nekton\\u000a were sampled at 8 to 12 stations at 2–3 wk intervals from April to October (76 dates). The nekton assemblage, sampled

William W. Kirby-Smith; Martin E. Lebo; Robert B. Herrmann

2003-01-01

13

Teach in North Carolina.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet urges teachers to teach in North Carolina, explaining that North Carolina is fast-growing with much to offer. North Carolina has a strong commitment to improving schools and has received high marks on a national report card for academic standards, student assessment, and providing equitable resources. The framework of educational…

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

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

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

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

1972-01-01

16

North Carolina Geological Survey  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The North Carolina Geological Survey (NCGS) examines, describes, and maps the state's geology and mineral resources and publishes reports and maps. The site contains lists of publications, maps, aerial photographs, frequently asked questions about North Carolina geology, and mineral and professional information. Project Earth Science is designed to provide relevant and accurate earth science education information for the state's high school students and earth/environmental science teachers.

17

Effects of climatic variability on phytoplankton community structure and bloom development in the eutrophic, microtidal, New River Estuary, North Carolina, USA  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The roles of climatically driven freshwater flow, nutrient loading, and temperature on phytoplankton community biomass and composition were examined along a downstream transect within the New River Estuary, North Carolina from 2007 to 2010. This microtidal system has a history of eutrophication symptoms, including harmful algal blooms. Riverine discharge strongly controlled nutrient loading to the estuary. Except during very high flow conditions, loads were generally assimilated near the head of the estuary and low concentrations of dissolved inorganic nitrogen and phosphate, <2 and 0.4 ?mol L-1, respectively, were found throughout most of the estuary. Total phytoplankton biomass (chlorophyll a) was maximal under moderate discharge conditions when flushing time was approximately four days and salinity was in the range of 3-18 psu. The observed non-monotonic relationship between phytoplankton biomass and flushing time reflects a balance between nutrient stimulation of phytoplankton biomass and advective losses associated with river flow. Pigment indicators of major phytoplankton taxa also revealed non-monotonic responses to flushing time with some significant inter-taxa differences in slopes and peak location. These differences suggest that flushing time or environmental covariates of flushing time are important determinants of community composition. We suggest these group-specific differences are due to advantages gained by phytoflagellates through vertical migration, ability of pico-cyanobacteria to exploit low residual nutrient concentrations, and subsidies to the diatom population via sediment resuspension events. In addition to effects of flow, pico-cyanobacteria and harmful raphidophyte taxa demonstrated positive relationships with temperature. Overall, results demonstrate a strong linkage between the phytoplankton community and two important climatic drivers, flow and temperature. The observed sensitivity of phytoplankton biomass to nutrient loads suggests that load reductions (or increases) are likely to decrease (or increase) total phytoplankton biomass in this system. However, phytoplankton community composition appears to be largely determined by environmental factors other than nutrient loading, particularly temperature, stratification and sediment resuspension.

Hall, Nathan S.; Paerl, Hans W.; Peierls, Benjamin L.; Whipple, Anthony C.; Rossignol, Karen L.

2013-01-01

18

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.

19

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

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

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

1984-01-01

20

North Carolina Humanities Council  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

21

North Carolina Cooperative Extension  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension is based at NC State University and NC A&T State University, along with offering field locations in all 100 counties in the Tarheel State as well as the Cherokee Reservation. Their website is full of helpful fact sheets, research papers, and educational resources that address everything from field crops to community development. Along the left-hand side of the homepage, visitors will find a topical list of categories covered here, including direct links to the county centers and other state partner organizations. First-time visitors should also look at the "Featured Content" area. Here they will get the flavor of the site through materials titled "Flood and Disaster Preparedness in North Carolina" and "Stink Bugs Like Your House Too".

22

Distribution of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in oyster (Crassostrea virginica) and surface sediment from two estuaries in South Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

The concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) was determined in oysters and sediments collected from two high salinity estuaries from the coast of South Carolina. The two estuaries were Murrells Inlet (urban), an estuary receiving urbanized drainage and run-off, and North Inlet (non-urban), receiving drainage from heavily forested terrarin and minimal anthropogenic input. A minimum of thirty (30 stations were

M. Sanders

1995-01-01

23

Predicting benthic microalgal oxygen and nutrient flux responses to a nutrient reduction management strategy for the eutrophic Neuse River Estuary, North Carolina, USA  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In response to recent water quality declines, caused by excessive nitrogen (N) loading, a 30% reduction of N inputs into the Neuse River Estuary (NRE) has been mandated by the North Carolina State Legislature. Water quality model predictions as well as nutrient bioassays indicate that a 30% reduction in N will result in a 15% reduction in phytoplankton biomass (as chlorophyll a) in the NRE. Using previously published NRE light extinction coefficient component data and NRE irradiance data, we calculated that the average NRE compensation depth (<1% surface irradiance) would deepen by 13 cm following a 15% reduction in phytoplankton biomass. Hydrographic and bathymetry data were used in a Geographical Information System to plot the resulting increase in euphotic sediment surface area based on the predicted change in the compensation depth. The newly created euphotic sediment surface area represents 4.47 × 10 6 m 2 which is 20% larger than the average sediment surface area in the euphotic zone during the study period (1998-2000). Previous NRE work revealed that euphotic sediment in the NRE support autotrophic benthic microalgal communities (BMC) that alter oxygen and nutrient fluxes. To further quantify this effect, we conducted a series of light versus dark incubations of NRE sediments collected from above (shallow euphotic areas < 1 m water depth) and below (deep aphotic areas > 3.5 m water depth) the compensation depth. Sediment oxygen demand (SOD), nutrient flux and organic matter content were significantly lower in shallow water cores compared to their deep-water counterparts. Furthermore, the illuminated shallow cores demonstrated a 45% decrease in SOD compared to shallow cores incubated in the dark. The combined effect of the projected increase in BMC habitat coupled with the reduction in SOD and nutrient flux associated with BMC represents an overlooked and potentially important benefit of reduced N inputs that could accelerate water quality recovery in the NRE.

Fear, John; Gallo, Tom; Hall, Nathan; Loftin, Josh; Paerl, Hans

2004-11-01

24

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2010-08-24

25

Management Program for Alligatorweed in North Carolina.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A survey to determine the extent of alligatorweed in North Carolina revealed 1023 ha of aquatic alligatorweed distributed among 32 counties and 1042 ha of terrestrial alligatorweed distributed among 9 counties. Major problems caused to North Carolina wate...

K. A. Langeland

1986-01-01

26

REVISED NORTH CAROLINA GROUNDWATER RECHARGE RATES 1998  

EPA Science Inventory

Revised North Carolina Groundwater Recharge Rates, from Heath, R.C., 1994, unpublished map: North Carolina State University, as modified by the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Division of Water Quality (DWQ) Groundwater Section, (polygons)...

27

North Carolina Newspaper Digitization Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In the late 1790s, North Carolina residents in towns like Edenton, Fayetteville, Hillsboro, and New Bern all had local newspapers that served as important sources of information for town politics, births, deaths, agriculture, and a myriad of other topics. Now curious types in the 21st century can read these important and interesting newspapers online, courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives. This digitization project was completed in 2009, and the Archives began their work by digitizing the earliest known newspapers in the state, The Western Carolinian and the Carolina Watchman. First-time visitors should click on the "About" area to learn about the history of the project. After that, they can use the "Newspapers Included" link to find out which newspapers are included in this archive. Visitors have the ability to also perform keyword searches across the entire archive.

28

NORTH CAROLINA GROUNDWATER RECHARGE RATES 1994  

EPA Science Inventory

North Carolina Groundwater Recharge Rates, from Heath, R.C., 1994, Ground-water recharge in North Carolina: North Carolina State University, as prepared for the NC Department of Environment, Health and Natural Resources (NC DEHNR) Division of Enviromental Management Groundwater S...

29

PRINCIPAL GROUNDWATER DISHARGE AREAS IN NORTH CAROLINA  

EPA Science Inventory

Principal Groundwater Disharge Areas in North Carolina, from Heath, R.C., 1994, Ground-water recharge in North Carolina: North Carolina State University, as prepared for the NC Department of Environment, Health and Natural Resources (NC DEHNR) Division of Environmental Manage...

30

Housing Legislation in North Carolina.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of the report is to fill the information void in the area of what the General Statutes have to say about housing in North Carolina. The monograph is organized into four substantive sections, with the two final sections providing a detailed ind...

M. A. Stegman P. Emmi M. Busko

1972-01-01

31

The North Carolina Field Test  

SciTech Connect

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.

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

1990-08-01

32

Eastern North Carolina Digital Library  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2006-01-01

33

Venomous Snakes of North Carolina  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

34

76 FR 56857 - North Carolina Disaster Number NC-00036  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...State of North Carolina (FEMA-4019...the State of North Carolina, dated 08...disaster: Primary Counties: (Physical...Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene...Contiguous Counties: (Economic...Loans Only): North Carolina:...

2011-09-14

35

North Carolina's Rivers/Trails System.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Scott, Kay

1980-01-01

36

Nursing Education in North Carolina: 1975 - 1980.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Quantitative information on the needs and trends in nursing education in North Carolina is provided in order to facilitate the development of a 5-year plan for nursing at the University of North Carolina. The perspectives taken on nursing education includ...

1975-01-01

37

Quaternary geophysical framework of the northeastern North Carolina coastal system  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The northeastern North Carolina coastal system, from False Cape, Virginia, to Cape Lookout, North Carolina, has been studied by a cooperative research program that mapped the Quaternary geologic framework of the estuaries, barrier islands, and inner continental shelf. This information provides a basis to understand the linkage between geologic framework, physical processes, and coastal evolution at time scales from storm events to millennia. The study area attracts significant tourism to its parks and beaches, contains a number of coastal communities, and supports a local fishing industry, all of which are impacted by coastal change. Knowledge derived from this research program can be used to mitigate hazards and facilitate effective management of this dynamic coastal system.

Thieler, E.R.; Foster, D.S.; Mallinson, D.M.; Himmelstoss, E.A.; McNinch, J.E.; List, J.H.; Hammar-Klose, E.S.

2013-01-01

38

40 CFR 81.422 - North Carolina.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...CONTINUED) DESIGNATION OF AREAS FOR AIR QUALITY PLANNING PURPOSES Identification of Mandatory Class I Federal Areas Where Visibility Is an Important Value § 81.422 North Carolina. Area name Acreage Public Law establishing Federal land...

2013-07-01

39

Housing in Cumberland County, North Carolina.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report covers six aspects of the Cumberland County North Carolina housing market: community housing goals; overall housing supply and demand; housing needs for low and moderate income families; the role of the mobile home; amount and distribution of s...

1971-01-01

40

North Carolina High School Computational Chemistry Server  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

North Carolina's high school chemistry students and teachers have free access to a dedicated research-level computer that supports advanced computing in chemistry. The site also contains resources for teaching using the chemistry server.

Gotwals, Robert R.

41

The North Carolina Clean Smokestacks Act.  

PubMed

The story of North Carolina's Clean Smokestacks Act is a story about the link between the environment and health. It is a story about the good things that can happen when a state looks at health care policy through the lens of environmental health. For North Carolina, those good things are cleaner air and better health, for people and the environment, from Clingman's Dome to Jockey's Ridge. PMID:21721499

Ross, William G

2011-01-01

42

Pleistocene plants from North Carolina  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The field work upon which this report is based was done in 1906 and 1907 as a part of the cooperative study of the Atlantic Coastal Plain, under the direction of the late William Bullock Clark. Associated with the writer in this work were L. W. Stephenson, B. L. Miller, Jr., and J. E. Pogue. Preliminary accounts of the plants collected were published in 1907 and 1909. As has been frequently emphasized, the study of the Pleistocene floras in this country is in an exceedingly backward state as measured by the volume and precision of our knowledge of Pleistocene floras in Europe. Researches in Pleistocene geology in North America have been confined almost entirely to glaciology, and the problem of the correlation of the glacial deposits with those outside the glaciated area has not been solved, nor is there any general agreement regarding the genesis of the Pleistocene deposits south of the terminal moraines. The present account of what is known of the Pleistocene flora of North Carolina and the conclusions that may be legitimately derived from it is offered in the hope that it may stimulate an interest in a neglected field of research and form a small part of the evidence upon which to base future more comprehensive conclusions and generalizations. A word of explanation regarding the illustrations is required. Nearly all of them have been made from leaves preserved as carbonaceous films in the peaty clays. These specimens were carefully washed out, and blue prints were made directly from them. Outlines and as much of the venation as could be seen were inked on the blue prints, which were then bleached. This procedure made it possible to handle a much larger amount of material and prevented any possible damage to the exceedingly fragile specimens, which were mounted on cards or between glass. The accompanying drawings were made from tracings of the original nature prints.

Berry, Edward Wilber

1926-01-01

43

Career Education Curriculum Materials: (Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The guide, which represents part of the product of the National Network for Curriculum Coordination in Vocational/Technical Education, presents descriptive and bibliographic information about career education curriculum materials submitted by representatives of Georgia, Mississippi, and North and South Carolina to the Research and Curriculum Unit…

Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.

44

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Sec. 165.514 Safety Zone: Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and connecting waters, vicinity of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. * * * * * (d) * * * The Captain of the Port may be contacted at Sector North Carolina by...

2011-05-09

45

Study of Impairment among North Carolina Pharmacists and Pharmacy Students.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A review of North Carolina Board of Pharmacy records of disciplinary actions for selected years between 1944 and 1983 and surveys of North Carolina pharmacists and students were used to assess trends in impairment, estimate its prevalence, and determine t...

J. W. Normark

1985-01-01

46

Energy Consumption in North Carolina, 1975 and 1976.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A partial listing of contents includes: Gross fuel consumption in North Carolina, 1975; Comparison of Percentage consumption by fuel types for North Carolina and the United States for 1975; Comparison of percentage consumption by economic sectors for Nort...

1977-01-01

47

75 FR 65695 - North Carolina Disaster Number NC-00030  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...the State of North Carolina, dated 10/14...disaster: Primary Counties: (Physical Damage...Pitt. Contiguous Counties: (Economic Injury Loans Only): North Carolina: Bladen, Columbus, Edgecombe, Greene, New...

2010-10-26

48

North Carolina (NC) Truck Network Model Development Research.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This research develops a validated prototype truck traffic network model for North Carolina. The model includes all counties and metropolitan areas of North Carolina and major economic areas throughout the U.S. Geographic boundaries, population and employ...

A. Demers B. Mei B. Paladugu J. R. Stone

2009-01-01

49

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Annand, Fred

1980-01-01

50

Student Sampler: Facts in Brief on North Carolina.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

51

Peat deposits of the Carolina Bays of North Carolina  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1983-11-01

52

North Carolina Library Association 1997 Biennial Conference.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides summaries of the presentations at the North Carolina Library Association's Biennial Conference, "Choose Quality, Choose Libraries," (Raleigh, NC, October 8-10, 1997). Some of the topics covered include library instruction, Internet access to public documents, outsourcing technical services, copyrights and the Internet, the history of…

North Carolina Libraries, 1997

1997-01-01

53

North Carolina as seen from STS-58  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

1993-01-01

54

North Carolina Child Health Report Card, 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

North Carolina Child Advocacy Inst., Raleigh.

55

The Contours of Tracking in North Carolina  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kelly, Sean

2007-01-01

56

A Profile of Ashe County, North Carolina.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rash, James O., Jr.; And Others

57

North Carolina Public Schools Statistical Profile '96.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book, the 22nd edition of a series initiated in 1975, provides general statistical data to the public, professional educators, and the North Carolina General Assembly. The statistical profile includes information on public school students, personnel, and finances. Tables with statewide data are presented in Part I. The first section of the…

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

58

North Carolina Public Schools. Statistical Profile 2004  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2004

2004-01-01

59

THE NORTH CAROLINA HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Robert F. Mulligan

60

North Carolina Child Health Report Card, 2001.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Vitaglione, Tom; Weisner, Kristie

61

Nursing Education -- North Carolina Articulation Project.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A report is made of the two-phased Nursing Education: North Carolina Articulation Project. The purpose of the first phase was to develop procedures which would enable an individual to transfer credit from a nursing education program in a community college...

1977-01-01

62

USGS Water Resources of North Carolina  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Water Resources of North Carolina provides water data, maps and graphs of current water resource conditions, information on research and scientific activities, and USGS publications. The water data includes surface water, real time, current streamflow, ground water, water quality, and precipitation data. There is also flood and drought information.

63

Utilization of ERTS-1 data in North Carolina  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1973-01-01

64

Arsenic in North Carolina: Public Health Implications  

PubMed Central

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

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

2012-01-01

65

National Uranium Resource Evaluation: Spartanburg Quadrangle, South Carolina and North Carolina.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Spartanburg Quadrangle, South Carolina and North Carolina, was evaluated for uranium favorability using National Uranium Resource Evaluation criteria. The evaluation included the study and analysis of published and collected geologic, geophysical, and...

E. H. Schot J. M. Galipeau

1980-01-01

66

North Carolina Exploring Cultural Heritage Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The goal of the North Carolina Exploring Cultural Heritage Online (NECHO) website is to promote "the use of digital technologies to broaden and enhance access to North Carolina's cultural heritage and fosters collaboration among all the state's cultural resource institutions through grant funding, education and training opportunities and digitization activities." While information science specialists and librarians will enjoy learning about their workflow and project organization, the casual user will be delighted to learn about the great collections featured here. Visitors can start by looking through the "Institution Directory" to take a look at the collections organized by city, county, subject, and type. The directory contains over 1,000 collections, including those from the Historic Rosedale Plantation, the Bunker Hill Covered Bridge, and the Wadsworth House. It's a remarkable site, and one that visitors will want to share with friends and colleagues.

67

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

EPA Science Inventory

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

68

The chronic pain initiative and community care of North Carolina.  

PubMed

The rate of unintentional deaths from opioid poisoning has reached epidemic proportions. One model of successful intervention is Project Lazarus, an integrated-care pilot program in Wilkes County, North Carolina. Community Care of North Carolina, supported by a grant of $1.3 million from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and matching funds of $1.3 million from the North Carolina Office of Rural Health and Community Care, is now expanding the Project Lazarus approach statewide. PMID:23940897

Lancaster, Michael; McKee, Jerry; Mahan, Amelia

2013-01-01

69

Coagulation in Estuaries.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The coagulation rates of kaolinite, illite, and montmorillonite were determined in solutions at various ionic strengths. In addition, the coagulation rates of selected sediments collected from the Pamlico Estuary of North Carolina were determined. Finally...

J. K. Edzwald

1972-01-01

70

The Outer Banks of North Carolina  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Understanding the natural dynamics of barrier islands in the key to recognizing and estimation both the short-term and the long-term hazards of living on them. This report summarizes how the barrier islands were created, how they have changed, and why they will continue to change in spite of efforts to halt the natural processes. The Outer Banks of North Carolina are used as an example in this report, but the principles outlined are applicable to other barrier islands on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.

Dolan, Robert; Lins, Harry F.

1986-01-01

71

Optics professional development in North Carolina  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2010-08-01

72

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2012-10-12

73

Unsaturated zone characteristics rating for North Carolina  

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

Terziotti, Silvia; Eimers, Jo Leslie

2001-01-01

74

Watershed characteristics rating for North Carolina  

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

Terziotti, Silvia; Eimers, Jo Leslie; Weaver, J. Curtis

2001-01-01

75

Estimated depth to water, North Carolina  

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

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

2001-01-01

76

North Carolina Community Colleges. Annual Financial Report, 1991-1992.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Comprised primarily of data tables and charts, this report provides a financial profile of the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) at the state and college level for the academic year ending June 30, 1992. The report focuses on state and federal expenditures for programs administered by the North Carolina Department of Community…

North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh. Div. of Planning and Research Services.

77

The Community College System in North Carolina: A Brief History.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The North Carolina Community College System currently provides instruction to more than 600,000 individuals each year, representing nearly 10% of the state's total population. The first public two-year junior college was opened in North Carolina in 1927. The use of public school funds for the junior college was challenged but upheld in court,…

Fountain, Ben E., Jr.; Latta, E. Michael

78

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Padilla, Arthur H.

79

North Carolina Marine Education Manual, Unit Four: Coastal Beginnings.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented are simulations, puzzles, class discussions, crafts and other activities designed to introduce the past cultures of North Carolina's coastal peoples to elementary and secondary students. The manual is one of several produced by North Carolina teachers and university faculty under the "Man and the Seacoast" project with Sea Grant funding.…

Mauldin, Lundie, Ed.; And Others

80

Teacher Salary Bonuses in North Carolina. Research Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

National Center on Performance Incentives, 2008

2008-01-01

81

Drowning Deaths in North Carolina. SCHS Studies No. 42.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

North Carolina, with a large number of major rivers, lakes, and reservoirs, and 320 miles of ocean shoreline, has a comparatively high drowning rate. A study was conducted to examine drowning deaths that occurred in North Carolina between 1980 and 1984. Data were obtained from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Data from Drowning Abstract…

Patetta, Michael J.

82

The North Carolina 1994 Scholastic Aptitude Test Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 1994 report is the fifth annual report of North Carolina Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) results since special state reporting began in 1990. Information is available for the nation, the state, and the 119 school systems and 2 special schools in North Carolina. It is the third year that all SAT-takers previously had the opportunity to take the…

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

83

Statistical Profile: Public Schools of North Carolina 1998.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book, which is in its 24th edition, provides general statistical data to the public, professional educators, and the General Assembly of North Carolina. The profile contains information on North Carolina's 1,247,144 students and 117 local education agencies, school personnel, and finances. Part I presents tables and summaries of statewide…

North Carolina State Board of Education, Raleigh.

84

Statistical Profile: Public Schools of North Carolina, 2001.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This profile, the 27th in a series initiated in 1975, is a collection of statistical information about North Carolina's elementary and secondary schools. The purpose of this book is to provide general statistical data to the public, professional educators, and the North Carolina General Assembly. Tables with statewide data are presented in part 1…

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

85

Statistical Profile. Public Schools of North Carolina, 2002.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

86

Health Consequences of Underage Alcohol Use in North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives: Underage drinking has serious social, health, and economic consequences. This study uses avail- able state-level data to portray the extent of problems associated with underage drinking in North Carolina. Methods: Existing North Carolina sources of data are used to present descriptive statistics about the health consequences of underage alcohol use. Sources of data include: the Youth Risk Behavior Survey,

Paul A. Buescher; Barbara Alvarez Martin; Robert D. Foss

1998-01-01

87

Accountability Policy for North Carolina's Alternative Schools, Year One Results.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The accountability program of North Carolina's 67 alternative schools was studied after its first year of implementation. North Carolina State Board of Education adopted a policy requiring alternative schools to participate in its ABCs Accountability Program during the 1999-2000 school year. The ABCs program is based on Accountability, Basics, and…

Brewer, Dee; Feifs, Helmuts; Kaase, Kris

88

North Carolina Association of Community College Trustees Review, 1993.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

North Carolina Association of Community College Trustees Review, 1993

1993-01-01

89

Subgroup Achievement and Gap Trends: North Carolina, 2010  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Center on Education Policy, 2010

2010-01-01

90

Science House at North Carolina State University  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Science House, the mathematics and science learning outreach project of North Carolina State University, works in partnership with K-12 teachers to increase the use and impact of hands-on, inquiry-based learning in science and math. This web site offers online learning materials for chemistry, physics, environmental science, the study of fractals, the nature of science, and other subjects, as well as information on professional development programs in inquiry, technology, and science content; year-round and summer programs for students; and science education news and bibliography. The Science House's science enrichment activities for students, its teacher-training programs, and its curriculum-related programs link the research university to the needs of K-12 science and mathematics educators.

91

Solar energy climatology of North Carolina  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1982-11-01

92

78 FR 28775 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina; State Implementation Plan...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Carolina State Implementation Plan submitted on February 3, 2010, through the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources. This revision updates the North Carolina SIP to reflect EPA's current national ambient air...

2013-05-16

93

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2012-10-12

94

Facing Controversy: Struggling with Capital Punishment in North Carolina  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

95

Networking technology and health care in Eastern North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

Eastern North Carolina, roughly the northern half of the region east of Interstate 95, is a largely rural region that is in transition from a family farm-related economy to small manufacturing and retirement communities. Poor education and the typical poverty-related diseases are endemic. It is served by one academic medical center, the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University,

J. E. Brinn

2004-01-01

96

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2013-08-29

97

Manual of Seafood Processing and Marketing in North Carolina.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report examines present and future aspects of seafood processing and marketing in North Carolina. Seafood freshness is the most important requirement for processing, requiring that rapid cooling and adequate sanitation be initiated promptly at sea. Ad...

F. B. Thomas T. M. Miller N. B. Webb J. E. Easley F. A. Ramsey

1980-01-01

98

Application Placement Technologies for Vegetation Management on North Carolina Roadsides.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Research experiments were designed and initiated to determine if application placement technologies offer a viable solution for vegetation management along North Carolina Roadsides. Select equipment was evaluated for broomsedge (Andropogon virginicus) con...

F. Yelverton T. Gannon

2007-01-01

99

77 FR 56250 - North Carolina Disaster #NC-00044  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...announced locations. The following areas have been determined to be adversely affected by the disaster: Primary Counties: Halifax. Contiguous Counties: North Carolina: Bertie, Edgecombe, Franklin, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Warren. The...

2012-09-12

100

76 FR 23638 - North Carolina Disaster #NC-00033  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...affected by the disaster: Primary Counties (Physical Damage and Economic Injury Loans): Bertie, Bladen, Cumberland, Halifax, Harnett, Johnston Lee, Onslow, Wake, Wilson. Contiguous Counties (Economic Injury Loans Only): North Carolina:...

2011-04-27

101

Regional assessment of nonforestry related biomass resources: North Carolina  

SciTech Connect

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.

Not Available

1988-11-01

102

78 FR 42148 - North Carolina Disaster #NC-00052  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2013-07-15

103

Disinfection By-Products in Selected North Carolina Drinking Waters.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The objectives of this project were to determine the extent of disinfection by-product (DBP) formation in selected municipal drinking water systems in North Carolina, to evaluate relationships among the DBPs analyzed, and to evaluate relationships between...

A. Obolensky P. C. Singer T. Greiner

1996-01-01

104

Investigations of Anadromous Fishes of the Neuse River, North Carolina.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Investigations were made into the life histories of blueback herring, alewife, hickory shad, American shad, striped bass, and Atlantic sturgeon in the Neuse River, North Carolina. Sampling began on 1 June 1976 and extended to 20 September 1979, utilizing ...

J. H. Hawkins

1980-01-01

105

Annotated Bibliography of Anadromous Fishes of North Carolina Through 1972.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Annotated references are given on 238 papers issued from 1846 through 1972 on American shad, hickory shad, blueback herring, alewife, striped bass, Atlantic sturgeon, and shortnose sturgeon in North Carolina. A subject index is included for each species. ...

M. W. Street A. B. Hall

1973-01-01

106

National Uranium Resource Evaluation: Greensboro Quadrangle, North Carolina and Virginia.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Greensboro Quadrangle, North Carolina and Virginia, was evaluated to identify and delineate areas favorable for the occurrence of uranium deposits. General surface reconnaissance and geochemical sampling were carried out in all geologic environments w...

J. R. Dribus B. W. Hurley D. E. Lawton C. H. Lee

1982-01-01

107

Functional Survey of Local Governmental Units: Cumberland County, North Carolina.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report contains survey information concerning certain attributes of the functional relationships among and between local government units in Cumberland County, North Carolina. Specific attention is focused on the allocation of financial capabilities a...

1970-01-01

108

Uranium Favorability of Part of the Raleigh Quadrangle, North Carolina.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Part of the Raleigh, North Carolina, 1 exp 0 by 2 exp 0 quadrangle was evaluated to identify geologic environments favorable for uranium. Tabular sandstone deposits may occur in the Triassic basins where the Cumnock Formation interfingers with the Sanford...

R. T. Chew C. M. Hacke

1982-01-01

109

76 FR 38262 - North Carolina Disaster Number NC-00033  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...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...

2011-06-29

110

Mapping pocosins and associated wetlands in North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the cooperative wetland inventory program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the North Carolina\\u000a Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, especially as it was conducted in the pocosin region of eastern\\u000a North Carolina. Wetland maps (1?24,000 scale) were prepared by conventional interpretation of high altitude color infrared\\u000a photography in conjunction with extensive ground-truth collection.

J. M. Hefner; K. K. Moorhead

1991-01-01

111

Postmortem levetiracetam (Keppra®) data from North Carolina.  

PubMed

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

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

2012-07-01

112

Novel fen ecosystems in western North Carolina  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Wilcox, J. D.

2012-12-01

113

Coastal North Carolina Socioeconomic Study. Volume 1. Executive Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A small area of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) along the northern North Carolina coast is a potential site for gas and/or oil exploration. The U.S. Department of the Interior funded research to characterize current conditions in areas along the North C...

1993-01-01

114

30 CFR 933.700 - North Carolina Federal program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...are applicable to surface coal mining operations in North Carolina...been adopted under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act...regulations in this chapter. The full text of a rule is in the permanent...part apply to all surface coal mining operations in North...

2009-07-01

115

30 CFR 933.700 - North Carolina Federal program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...are applicable to surface coal mining operations in North Carolina...been adopted under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act...regulations in this chapter. The full text of a rule is in the permanent...part apply to all surface coal mining operations in North...

2010-07-01

116

77 FR 3719 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina: Approval of Section 110(a)(1...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...information submitted on May 18, 2011, by the State of North Carolina, through the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, through the Department of Air Quality. The revisions propose to modify North Carolina's SIP...

2012-01-25

117

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2010-03-30

118

76 FR 56462 - North Carolina; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...declaration for the State of North Carolina (FEMA-4019-DR...declaration for the State of North Carolina is hereby amended the...Columbus, Duplin, Edgecombe, Jones, Martin, Nash...Pender, and Wilson Counties for Public...

2011-09-13

119

76 FR 56463 - North Carolina; Amendment No. 6 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...declaration for the State of North Carolina (FEMA-4019-DR...declaration for the State of North Carolina is hereby amended to...Northampton, and Vance Counties for Individual Assistance...Chowan, Duplin, Edgecombe, Martin, New...

2011-09-13

120

76 FR 55932 - North Carolina; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of an Emergency Declaration  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...declaration for the State of North Carolina (FEMA-3327-EM...declaration for the State of North Carolina is hereby amended to...Columbus, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Hertford...Wayne, and Washington Counties for emergency...

2011-09-09

121

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...North Carolina State Implementation Plan submitted on July 12, 2013, through the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources. This submission adopts a memorandum of agreement establishing transportation conformity...

2013-12-26

122

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2013-11-26

123

Durham, North Carolina, Students Study Martian Volcanism  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

2008-01-01

124

Peat resources of North Carolina. Annual report, 1980  

SciTech Connect

Peat deposits of North Carolina are of three main geologic types representing the accumulation of organic matter in: (1) pocosins (broad shallow depressions on an uplifted sea floor), (2) river flood-plains, and (3) Carolina Bays (elliptical depressions of unknown origin). The largest pocosin deposits are: (1) Pamlimarle Peninsula (360 square miles, 210 million tons moisture-free peat), (2) Dismal Swamp (100 square miles, 60 million tons), and (3) Croatan Forest (40 square miles, 23 million tons). These deposits normally range in thickness from 1 to 8 feet. River flood plain peats are of unknown extent. They occur as lenses in alluvial sands and clays and may attain a thickness of 20 feet. The ash content usually exceeds 10%. Five to six hundred Carolina Bays from 0.2 to 3 miles in length are scattered over the Coastal Plain. Many contain high quality peats up to 15 feet thick. Most North Carolina peat is a black fine-grained, highly decomposed peat with ash contents commonly less than 5%. Sulfur contents are low (median 0.2%), and heating values are high (median 10,300 Btu/lb moisture-free). North Carolina has an estimated 1000 square miles (640,000 acres) of peatland containing about 600 million tons of moisture-free peat.

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

1980-11-01

125

Mixing Waters and Moving Ships off the North Carolina Coast  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

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

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

[figure removed for brevity, see original site]

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

2000-01-01

126

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ahn, Thomas; Vigdor, Jacob L.

2011-01-01

127

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wiggs, Jon L.; Wiggs, Caroline M.

128

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Warren, Chastity K.; Alston, Antoine J.

2007-01-01

129

Organic nitrogen exports from urban stormwater wetlands in North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

Effluent organic nitrogen concentrations from seven constructed stormwater wetlands in North Carolina were examined to compare background organic nitrogen (ON) concentrations and the fraction of organic nitrogen relative to total nitrogen discharged. Seasonal influences on organic nitrogen concentrations were also examined. The median ON concentration from the stormwater wetlands was 0.78mgl?1, and despite differences in wetland design and influent ON

Trisha L. C. Moore; William F. Hunt; Michael R. Burchell; Jon M. Hathaway

2011-01-01

130

State Norms for the North Carolina Testing Program. 1999 Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication provides a reference for those interested in conducting comparative studies about North Carolina tests. It includes norms tables and other basic statistical information for all state-developed tests (state-mandated and local option tests where baseline data are available) that were administered during the current accountability…

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Accountability/Testing.

131

Geochemical interpretation of Kings Mountain, North Carolina, orientation area  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

V. Price; R. B. Ferguson

1977-01-01

132

Bicycles in Traffic. A North Carolina Driver Education Handbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

East Carolina Univ., Greenville, NC.

133

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

134

Survey of North Carolina principals' knowledge of special education law  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to assess North Carolina principals' knowledge of special education procedural safeguards and educational services. The survey used by Hirth in a 1988 Tennessee study of Principals' Knowledge of Public Law 94-142 and Significant Court Litigation in the Area of Special Education was updated due to the 1990 and 1997 IDEA reauthorizations and adapted for

Mary Beth Copenhaver

2005-01-01

135

North Carolina Community College System 2001-2003 Strategic Plan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

North Carolina Community Coll. System, Raleigh.

136

A Profile of Asian Students in North Carolina Community Colleges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a study conducted comparing a composite of Asian students with a profile of the general student population in the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS). Indicates that, although Asian students in the NCCCS came from the same socioeconomic background as the general population, their educational goals were more transfer and…

Yang, Xiaoyun; And Others

1994-01-01

137

North Carolina's Fertility: Recent Trends and Their Implications.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In North Carolina, as in the U.S. and many other developed countries, birth rates have fallen steadily over the past several decades. In recent years, however, both the birth rate and the induced abortion rate of older women have risen, and first-time bir...

K. B. Surles

1985-01-01

138

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hannafin, Bob

139

North Carolina Marine Education Manual, Unit Two: Seawater.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mauldin, Lundie; Frankenberg, Dirk

140

First on the Land: The North Carolina Indians.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wetmore, Ruth Y.

141

North Carolina Solar Energy Industry Focus Group Workshop Report  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2011-03-16

142

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...

143

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lilley, Stephen; And Others

144

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.

2011-03-15

145

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Outward Bound, Morganton, NC.

146

Performance Measurement for North Carolina Communities. Volume III. Street Maintenance.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report is one of a series of four volumes prepared for use by public administrators, department heads, and others responsible for or interested in the delivery of quality of public services in North Carolina at the lowest possible cost to the taxpayer...

M. Connelly

1978-01-01

147

Migrant Farmworker Housing Regulation Violations in North Carolina  

PubMed Central

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

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

2013-01-01

148

Race, Wealth, and Solid Waste Facilities in North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Concern has been expressed in North Carolina that solid waste facilities may be disproportionately located in poor communities and in communities of color, that this represents an environmental injustice, and that solid waste facilities negatively impact the health of host communities. OBJECTIVE: Our goal in this study was to conduct a statewide analysis of the location of solid waste

Jennifer M. Norton; Steve Wing; Hester J. Lipscomb; Jay S. Kaufman; Stephen W. Marshall; Altha J. Cravey

2007-01-01

149

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Design Cost Data, 2001

2001-01-01

150

78 FR 49317 - North Carolina Disaster # NC-00054  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...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. Physical Loan...

2013-08-13

151

Small-Scale Hydroelectric Power in Watauga County, North Carolina.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

We have completed both the installation of the demonstration project and the assessment of the stream flows in Watauga County, North Carolina. The 17 kW, high head (178'), project on Laurel Creek in Watauga County has produced about 60,000 kWh over its fi...

H. G. Ayers

1983-01-01

152

Community Care of North Carolina's approach to asthma management.  

PubMed

Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) takes a comprehensive approach to asthma management. Support from CCNC helps providers follow evidence-based practice guidelines; data guide continuous quality improvement initiatives and inform the care of individual patients and populations; and care managers work with high-risk patients. PMID:24165764

Tilson, Elizabeth Cuervo

2013-01-01

153

North Carolina Tales Fly with Fourth Grade Tellers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Westman, Gretchen Daub

2008-01-01

154

North Carolina Adult Basic Education Instructional Program Evaluation, 1985.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An evaluation of adult basic education (ABE) programs was conducted in North Carolina, using a case study approach. Research was done by six teams that collected information from taped interviews with participants in six programs chosen to represent rural and urban areas and various demographic and racial mixes of students. Materials and records…

Fingeret, Arlene; And Others

155

Retaining Physical Therapists in North Carolina Public Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ray, Laurie

2011-01-01

156

Statistical Profile: Public Schools of North Carolina, 1999.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This statistical profile is a collection of statistical information about North Carolina's elementary and secondary schools. This is the 25th edition of the publication. The purpose is to provide general statistical data to the public, professional educators, and the General Assembly. The profile includes information on public school students,…

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

157

Statistical Profile: Public Schools of North Carolina, 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This profile is a collection of statistical information about North Carolina's elementary and secondary schools. This is the 26th edition of the publication. The purpose of the book is to provide general statistical data to the public, professional educators, and the General Assembly including information on students, personnel, and finances.…

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

158

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...

159

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Outward Bound, Morganton, NC.

160

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

ACT, Inc., 2012

2012-01-01

161

A Cross Generational Dialect Study in Western North Carolina  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Holt, Yolanda Feimster

2011-01-01

162

North Carolina Transition Services Cooperative Personnel Preparation Program. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This final report describes achievements and activities of a 3-year federally supported project by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to develop and deliver semester-long courses for professionals charged with providing transition services to students with disabilities. The project developed four courses and delivered them using…

Test, David W.

163

Perceptions of Leadership Behaviors by Female Principals in North Carolina  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

164

Food preferences of Cherokee Indian teenagers in Cherokee, North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

Food preferences of 257 Cherokee Indian teenagers living on tribal lands in Cherokee, North Carolina, were assessed. Differences between the sexes and body fat classes were also examined. There was a high preference for high fat foods and fried foods and a low preference for desserts and sugared foods. Males preferred a greater variety of foods than females, particularly for

Mary Story; Mary Ann Bass; Lucille Wakefield

1986-01-01

165

State Secret: North Carolina and the Cherokee Trail of Tears  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bryant, James

2008-01-01

166

The State of Dance Education in North Carolina  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the current status of dance education in North Carolina. Key issues impacting dance, including public school laws and policies, the impact of state and national accountability movements, graduation requirements, and health initiatives, are identified and described. Specific events that have shaped the status of dance…

Howell, Christie Lynch

2004-01-01

167

Uranium favorability of part of the Raleigh Quadrangle, North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

Part of the Raleigh, North Carolina, 1° by 2° quadrangle was evaluated to identify geologic environments favorable for uranium. Tabular sandstone deposits may occur in the Triassic basins where the Cumnock Formation interfingers with the Sanford Formation. The uranium deposits may have formed where humic and fulvic acids were expelled from lacustrine sediments to form tabular humate deposits. Later, uranium

R. T. Chew; C. M. Hacke

1982-01-01

168

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...

169

STUDIES IN AIR QUALITY METEOROLOGY AT NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY  

EPA Science Inventory

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

170

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

Bell, III, Henry; Gazdik, Gertrude, C.

1984-01-01

171

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lerner, Robert; Nagai, Althea K.

172

Electricity pricing for North Carolina and the Nation. Testimony of Douglas C. Bauer before the North Carolina Utilities Commission  

Microsoft Academic Search

A National policy on a more rational electric power pricing policy to conserve energy is discussed as it relates to North Carolina utilities and electric consumers. Structural rate issues are presented in terms of the rationale for peak load pricing, practical problems associated with implementation of such pricing, and proposed solutions for the problems. The practical problems include revenue instability,

1975-01-01

173

A Comparison of Breast and Cervical Cancer Legislation and Screening in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina  

PubMed Central

We identified legislation (1989–2005) relating to breast and cervical cancer in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina and examined its impact on screening rates for these cancers and on Black-White disparities in screening rates. Legislation was identi-fied using the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) State Cancer Legislative Database (SCLD) Program. Screening rates were identified using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Georgia and North Carolina enacted more laws on breast and cervical cancer than did South Carolina. The laws specifically intended to increase breast and cervical cancer screening were mandates requiring that insurance policies cover such screening; Georgia and North Carolina enacted such laws, but South Carolina did not. However, we were unable to demonstrate an effect of these laws on either screening rates or disparities. This may reinforce the importance of evidence-based health promotion programs to increase screening.

Miles-Richardson, Stephanie; Blumenthal, Daniel; Alema-Mensah, Ernest

2013-01-01

174

An Analysis of the Barriers and Perceived Solutions to Diversity Inclusion in North Carolina Secondary Agricultural Education Curricula  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to analyze the attitudes of North Carolina Secondary Agricultural Educators regarding the state of diversity inclusion in North Carolina secondary agricultural education programs. North Carolina secondary agricultural teachers agreed that the barriers to diversity inclusion centered on stereotypes, guidance counselors, prejudicial issues, and the perception of agriculture itself. North Carolina secondary agricultural education teachers

Chastity Warren; Antoine J. Alston

2005-01-01

175

North Carolina Association challenges the state Medicaid agency and wins!  

PubMed

After Judge Beecher Gray ordered parties to attempt to settle before re-appearing on September 29, AHHC Executive Vice-President Tim Rogers and staff met with DMA officials as well as members of the General Assembly and Governor's office. Using a comprehensive approach, AHHC launched an immediate political and press campaign to help convince DMA in addition to its legal actions. Articles and testimony from affected PDN patients and their parents began appearing in North Carolina newspapers, and ultimately the state was persuaded to settle this issue out of court. At press time, DMA has finally instructed the state Attorney General to proceed with legal settlement papers that will in essence support all the issues AHHC was fighting for. North Carolina will maintain the current (higher) PDN reimbursement rate; will NOT recoup any funds from providers: and will file a state plan amendment and repay CMS the federal share. Due to AHHC's action, North Carolina providers have been spared nearly $4 million in recoupments and potential agency closure and shut-down of the PDN program ... which serves only 380 North Carolina residents. After nearly two years of having to react and advocate for its members, the North Carolina association can now rejoice in the fact that "you can fight city hall..." and win! Rogers reports "the North Carolina association has entered into a new era of stature and respect and advocacy on behalf of its record 570 agency members. This was truly a team effort and stands as a great legacy for AHHC." AHHC now enjoys a much improved, collaborative relationship with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and DMA. AHHC has entered into a whole new era of cooperation and dialogue with the new Medicaid administration in North Carolina. DMA has been tremendously supportive and has expressed renewed interest in learning more about the state's growing home care and hospice industry. AHHC has a staff of five and a contract staff of three. Rogers rejoined the AHHC staff in 2001 after seven years in private home health and hospice employment. He states, "It was my dream to ultimately rejoin AHHC as its EVP and staff, like long-time AHHC regulatory expert Sherry Thomas. That dream materialized in 2001, and I must say--it's so good to be back HOME. "The last two years have been memorable for our great association, its staff, and its board of directors. But two special people who helped maintained our very existence during these lawsuits were attorney Renée Montgomery and Judge Jack L. Cozort. I always knew that Renee and Jack were among the state's health care legal experts, but never did I dream that they would envelop such passion, devotion, and vigor during this process." At the 2003 AHHC Annual Meeting, AHHC formally recognized Montgomery, Cozort, and Thomas as its "Home Care and Hospice Heroes." PMID:14603863

Montgomery, Renée J; Rogers, Timothy R

2003-10-01

176

Tobacco Bag Stringing in North Carolina and Virginia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

177

Safety Practices Among Limited Resource Farmers in North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of our NC Farm Safety Project is to reduce the incidence of farm injuries and illnesses among limited resource farmers in North Carolina by implementing an intervention program that stresses educational strategies. Limited resource farmers in the state are identified as farm families, who have a combined gross income of less-than $50,000 per year. A pilot-test was conducted

Carey L. Ford; Francis O. Walson; John Paul Owens

1997-01-01

178

Analysis of Gaseous Hydrogen Peroxide Concentrations in Raleigh, North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

Gas-phase total peroxides and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) were monitored in the ambient air in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina as part of the Southern Oxidant Study-Southern Oxidants Research Programs on Ozone Non-Attainment (SOS-SORP\\/ONA). These measurements were made during September 8–16, 1991, using the continuous dual-channel fluorometric analyzer based on the horseradish peroxidase method. Measurements were also made of other photochemical oxidants

Mita Das; Viney P. Aneja

1994-01-01

179

Practice patterns of licensed practical nurses in North Carolina.  

PubMed

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

Parnell, Elizabeth R; Kring, Daria L

2012-01-01

180

State Education Finance and Governance Profile: North Carolina  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Yao, Wang

2010-01-01

181

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Plans; North Carolina; Charlotte; Ozone 2002 Base Year Emissions Inventory AGENCY...EPA is proposing to approve the ozone 2002 base year emissions inventory portion of...South Carolina submission for the ozone 2002 base year emissions inventory, for...

2012-05-04

182

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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.

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

2004-01-01

183

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

PubMed Central

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

Whitson, Ashley; Litvaitis, Marian K.

2014-01-01

184

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Robinson, Marci M.; McBride, Randolph A.

2008-10-01

185

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

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

2008-01-01

186

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

Robinson, Marci M.; McBride, Randolph A.

2008-01-01

187

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2013-10-29

188

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2012-03-13

189

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2013-11-22

190

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2011-07-18

191

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2011-01-11

192

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2010-09-27

193

77 FR 48203 - Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in North Carolina  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2012-08-13

194

Zoned uplift of western North Carolina bounded by topographic lineaments  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

East-west-, southeast-northwest-, and north-south-trending lineaments separate zones of differential uplift and rejuvenated topography in the western North Carolina Blue Ridge Province. Sometime in the Miocene, over 200 m.y. after the birth of the Atlantic Ocean, the Blue Ridge of western North Carolina was uplifted, likely not as a broad uniform section of the crust, but rather as blocks bounded by conjugate fracture zones that today form the Swannanoa, Laurel Creek, Tuckasegee, Franklin, and other unnamed lineaments. The Swannanoa and Laurel Creek are two east-west lineaments visible in satellite imagery for 250 and 120 km. These previously recognized but poorly documented structures contain lineament-parallel outcrop-scale joints and dextral-normal faults formed from a near-vertical principal stress consistent with the focal mechanism from a 2005 earthquake. Streams draining into the lineaments have recorded uplift-related local base level change as knickpoints upstream of active topography and downstream of relict landscapes.

Hill, Jesse Stuart

195

Statewide HPV Vaccine Initiation Among Adolescent Females in North Carolina  

PubMed Central

Background Cervical cancer incidence in the United States may be greatly reduced through widespread human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. We estimated the statewide level of HPV vaccine initiation among adolescent girls in North Carolina and identified correlates of vaccine initiation. Methods We used data from 617 parents of adolescent females from North Carolina who completed the population-based 2008 Child Health Assessment and Monitoring Program survey. Analyses used weighted multivariate logistic regression. Results Overall, 31.3% of parents reported their daughters had received at least 1 dose of HPV vaccine. Vaccine initiation was higher among daughters aged 13 to 15 years (odds ratio [OR] = 2.03, 95% CI, 1.12–3.67) or 16 to 17 years (OR = 3.21, 95% CI, 1.76 –5.86) compared with those 10 to 12 years old. Additional correlates of HPV vaccine initiation included the daughter having a preventive check-up in the last 12 months (OR = 5.09, 95% CI, 2.43–10.67), having received meningococcal vaccine (OR = 2.50, 95% CI, 1.55– 4.01), or being from an urban area (OR = 1.81, 95% CI, 1.02–3.21). Among parents of unvaccinated daughters, intent to vaccinate in the next year was higher among those with daughters aged 13 to 17 years. Parents of unvaccinated non-Hispanic white daughters reported lower levels of intent to vaccinate within the next year compared with parents of unvaccinated daughters of other races. Conclusions HPV vaccine initiation in North Carolina is comparable with other US areas. Potential strategies for increasing HPV vaccination levels include reducing missed opportunities for HPV vaccination at preventive check-ups and increasing concomitant administration of HPV vaccine with other adolescent vaccines.

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

2014-01-01

196

Correlates of Mental Health among Latino Farmworkers in North Carolina  

PubMed Central

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

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

2013-01-01

197

Peat resources of North Carolina. Quarterly progress report  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1980-07-01

198

Peat resources of North Carolina. Quarterly progress report  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1980-07-01

199

Estuaries  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

2005-04-01

200

Percent-slope classes to characterize watersheds in North Carolina  

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

Terziotti, Silvia; Eimers, Jo Leslie

2001-01-01

201

Land-cover classes to characterize watersheds in North Carolina  

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

Terziotti, Silvia; Eimers, Jo Leslie

2001-01-01

202

Evaluating the North Carolina safety belt wearing law.  

PubMed

The North Carolina Seat Belt Law required an evaluation of the effectiveness of the act with a report of the findings to the Legislature three years after the law went into effect. This paper addresses changes in statewide belt usage and in occupant injury associated with that law. Observational data collected bimonthly from a probability sample of 72 sites stratified by geographic region, rural/urban location, road type, and time of day show that belt use rose from a baseline rate of 25% to a warning ticket phase rate of 45%. Belt use then reached 78% upon enforcement and is now nearly 64%. Time series analysis showed that statistically significant reductions in percentages of moderate and serious injuries occurred at the beginning of both the warning ticket and the enforcement phases. Forecasts of injuries and deaths were also developed from the time series models and were compared with observed totals. Warning tickets brought about a modest 5.4% reduction in serious injuries; fatalities among occupants covered by the law showed no change. In contrast, the subsequent enforcement phase saw a reduction of 11.6% in fatalities and 14.6% in serious or worse injuries. This represents an estimated annual savings of 131 lives and over 2,300 serious injuries in North Carolina during the 18 months following onset of enforcement. PMID:2393468

Reinfurt, D W; Campbell, B J; Stewart, J R; Stutts, J C

1990-06-01

203

Average annual precipitation classes to characterize watersheds in North Carolina  

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

Terziotti, Silvia; Eimers, Jo Leslie

2001-01-01

204

Safety effects of unsignalized superstreets in North Carolina.  

PubMed

Arterials across the United States are experiencing far too many collisions. Agencies tasked with improving these arterials have few available effective solutions. Superstreets, called restricted crossing u-turns by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), are part of a menu of unconventional arterial intersection designs that may provide a promising solution. Up to this point, there is little valid information available on the safety effects of superstreets, as study results have been from basic analyses that only account for traffic volume changes. The purpose of this research was to determine the safety effects of the unsignalized superstreet countermeasure on existing arterials in North Carolina. The safety study involved traffic flow adjustment, comparison-group, and Empirical Bayes analyses of 13 unsignalized superstreet intersections in North Carolina. The superstreets have been installed in the last few years across the state as opportunities presented themselves, but not necessarily at the most hazardous sites. The unsignalized superstreet countermeasure showed a significant reduction in total, angle and right turn, and left turn collisions in all analyses. Analyses also showed a significant reduction in fatal and injury collisions. The authors recommend that future analysts use a crash modification factor of 46 percent when considering the conversion of a typical unsignalized arterial intersection into a superstreet. PMID:22269544

Ott, Sarah E; Haley, Rebecca L; Hummer, Joseph E; Foyle, Robert S; Cunningham, Christopher M

2012-03-01

205

Experimental infection of native north Carolina salamanders with Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis.  

PubMed

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

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

2009-07-01

206

A study of radon-222 concentrations in North Carolina groundwater  

SciTech Connect

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

Evans, J.P.

1992-12-31

207

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Wilson, Louis Round; Williams, Lester Alonzo

1918-01-01

208

Profile of Students in North Carolina Community Colleges and Technical Institutes, 1974. Progress Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The objectives of this research project were to: (1) replicate and update data gathered in 1969 about North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) credit students; (2) provide a similar profile of non-credit students; (3) provide a profile of all North Carolina adults (over 18) in 1970 to serve as a comparison basis; (4) examine student value…

Shearon, Ronald W.; And Others

209

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rogers, Brenda

210

Effects on pregnancy outcomes of changes in the North Carolina State Abortion Fund  

Microsoft Academic Search

Extending work of Cook et al. (1999, 1996), this paper examines abortion funding cutoffs for poor women in North Carolina, a unique setting allowing for a strong quasi- experimental design. Using vital registration data and additional administrative data from North Carolina, we decompose program effects on the abortion\\/birth ratio into two compon- ents: coverage (i.e., the proportion of all abortions

S. PHILIP MORGAN; ALLAN M. PARNELL

2002-01-01

211

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

North Carolina Community College System (NJ1), 2010

2010-01-01

212

Adaptive Management of Flows in the Lower Roanoke River, North Carolina, USA  

Microsoft Academic Search

The lower Roanoke River in North Carolina, USA, has been regulated by a series of dams since the 1950s. This river and its floodplain have been identified by The Nature Conservancy, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the State of North Carolina as critical resources for the conservation of bottomland hardwoods and other riparian and in-stream biota and communities.

Sam H. Pearsall; Brian J. McCrodden; Philip A. Townsend

2005-01-01

213

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dow, Daphne

2009-01-01

214

Multiple Response System (MRS) Evaluation Report to the North Carolina Division of Social Services (NCDSS)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In response to a request from the North Carolina Division of Social Services (DSS), Center for Child and Family Policy at The Terry Sanford Institute at Duke University evaluated the Multiple Response System reform for families reported for child maltreatment. The North Carolina State Legislature has mandated the evaluation of five key aspects of…

Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University (NJ1), 2004

2004-01-01

215

Potential geographic distribution of atmospheric nitrogen deposition from intensive livestock production in North Carolina, USA  

Microsoft Academic Search

To examine the consequences of increased spatial aggregation of livestock production facilities, we estimated the annual production of nitrogen in livestock waste in North Carolina, USA, and analyzed the potential distribution of atmospheric nitrogen deposition from confined animal feeding operations (“CAFO”) lagoons. North Carolina is a national center for industrial livestock production. Livestock is increasingly being raised in CAFOs, where

Jennifer K. Costanza; Sarah E. Marcinko; Ann E. Goewert; Charles E. Mitchell

2008-01-01

216

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Broadhurst, Christopher J.; Bartlett, James E.

2014-01-01

217

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

218

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Wasilewski, Yvonne; Gifford, Beth; Bonneau, Kara

2008-01-01

219

Planning for Rural Communities. A Case Study of Zebulon North Carolina.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of an urbanization program, this study on Zebulon, North Carolina, was conducted in 1966 by fifth-year students at North Carolina State University. The student group was known as the Regional Task Force, the mission of which was to provide a description of the Zebulon region in terms of the definition of the systems which make up the…

North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. School of Design.

220

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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

2012-07-01

221

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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

2010-07-01

222

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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

2011-07-01

223

The North Carolina Online Sex Offender Registry: Awareness and Utilization by Childcare Providers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined childcare providers' usage of the North Carolina Sex Offender and Public Protection Registry. One hundred twenty three childcare providers in 76 counties in North Carolina were surveyed via telephone interview about their utilization of the registry Web site. Responses revealed that most providers knew about the registry…

White, Jennifer L.; Malesky, L. Alvin, Jr.

2009-01-01

224

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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

2013-07-01

225

Transformational Leadership at the Department Chair Level in North Carolina Community Colleges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

North Carolina's community colleges recently went through a reengineering process and a conversion from a quarter to a semester system--the result of several studies as well as a mandate by the North Carolina State Legislature. With these changes came review, restructuring, and a degree of standardization of all curriculum programs. Department…

Leftwich, Philip Robbins

226

A Goal for North Carolina's Schools. First in America 2001 Progress Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This second annual report details North Carolina's performance and progress since 2000 in the five goal areas: high student performance; every child ready to learn; safe, orderly, and caring schools; quality teachers and administrators; and strong family, business, and community support. Over the years, North Carolina's education system has…

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

227

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Draper, Howard

228

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sanders, Marla S.

2010-01-01

229

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

230

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2013-07-19

231

The Effects of Size and Legal Organization on the Productive Efficiency of Commercial Banks in North Carolina.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The study attempts to determine the productive efficiency of North Carolina's banking system in 1968 relative to alternative size and legal organizational configurations. North Carolina's banking history is reviewed from 1781 to 1968; the theoretical and ...

J. A. Haslem

1973-01-01

232

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...North Carolina; restricted area and danger zone. 334.430 Section 334.430...DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DANGER ZONE AND RESTRICTED AREA REGULATIONS...North Carolina; restricted area and danger zone. (a) The restricted...

2013-07-01

233

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...North Carolina; restricted area and danger zone. 334.430 Section 334.430...DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DANGER ZONE AND RESTRICTED AREA REGULATIONS...North Carolina; restricted area and danger zone. (a) The restricted...

2009-07-01

234

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...North Carolina; restricted area and danger zone. 334.430 Section 334.430...DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DANGER ZONE AND RESTRICTED AREA REGULATIONS...North Carolina; restricted area and danger zone. (a) The restricted...

2010-07-01

235

75 FR 52924 - Designation for the Amarillo, TX; Cairo, IL; State of Louisiana; State of North Carolina; Belmond...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Grain Exchange, Inc. (Amarillo); Cairo Grain Inspection Agency, Inc. (Cairo); Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (Louisiana); North Carolina Department of Agriculture (North Carolina); and D. R. Schaal Agency, Inc....

2010-08-30

236

National Uranium Resource Evaluation: Spartanburg Quadrangle, South Carolina and North Carolina  

SciTech Connect

The Spartanburg Quadrangle, South Carolina and North Carolina, was evaluated for uranium favorability using National Uranium Resource Evaluation criteria. The evaluation included the study and analysis of published and collected geologic, geophysical, and geochemical data from subsurface, surface, and aerial studies. Five environments are favorable for uranium deposits. The Triassic Wadesboro Basin has ground waters with anomalously high uranium concentrations and uranium-to-conductivity ratios. The Upper Cretaceous Tuscaloosa-Middendorf Formation is near a uranium source and has sediments favorable for uranium deposition. The contact-metamorphic aureoles associated with the Liberty Hill-Kershaw and Winnsboro-Rion plutonic complexes are close to uranium sources and contain the reductants (sulfides, graphite) necessary for precipitation. The East Fork area in the Charlotte Belt has ground waters with uranium concentrations 4 to 132 times the mean concentration reported for the surrounding Piedmont area. Unfavorable environments include the Catawba Granite, the area west of the Winnsboro-Rion complex, gold-quartz veins, the vermiculite district, and the Western Monazite Belt.

Schot, E.H.; Galipeau, J.M.

1980-11-01

237

Contributions to the Lichen Flora of North Carolina: A Preliminary Checklist of Lichens of the Uwharrie Mountains  

Microsoft Academic Search

A preliminary checklist of 78 species in 47 genera of lichens from 137 collections made in the Uwharrie Mountains of the North Carolina Piedmont is presented. Notewothy finds include Mycoporum acervatum and Rinodina destituta as new for North Carolina, and six new records for the North Carolina Piedmont. Among the latter is the rare Xanthoparmelia monticola, here first reported from

GARY B. PERLMUTTER

238

An Analysis of the Barriers and Benefits to Diversity Inclusion in North Carolina Secondary Agricultural Education Curricula  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to analyze the attitudes of North Carolina secondary agricultural education teachers toward increasing diversity inclusion in North Carolina secondary agricultural education programs. Overall North Carolina agricultural educators found diversity to be of great value, additionally it was perceived that it aided agricultural education students in character and leadership skill development. Respondents perceived that diversity

Chastity Warren; Antoine J. Alston

2004-01-01

239

Networking technology and health care in Eastern North Carolina.  

PubMed

Eastern North Carolina, roughly the northern half of the region east of Interstate 95, is a largely rural region that is in transition from a family farm-related economy to small manufacturing and retirement communities. Poor education and the typical poverty-related diseases are endemic. It is served by one academic medical center, the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, and a network of hospitals affiliated with the primary referral site, a 740-bed facility in Greenville. Broadband connectivity in the region is virtually absent outside the small urban centers; therefore, network-enhanced health care delivery is a challenge. ECU has maintained a successful and nationally recognized telemedicine center since 1994, averaging between 600 and 700 interactive consults per year, mostly between ECU physicians and institutional patients. Modernization of the center concept has begun with decentralization - placing videoconferencing equipment in our physicians' offices. With the development of a gigabit Ethernet network in the region new opportunities will soon be available to link off-campus physicians' offices to the medical center. Additional challenges await us in the arena of shared patient databases, home health monitoring, etc. Developments in these areas will be discussed. PMID:17270931

Brinn, Jack E

2004-01-01

240

Characterization of marine debris in North Carolina salt marshes.  

PubMed

Marine debris composition, density, abundance, and accumulation were evaluated in salt marshes in Carteret County, North Carolina seasonally between 2007 and 2009. We assessed relationships between human use patterns and debris type. Wave effects on marine debris density were examined using a GIS-based forecasting tool. We assessed the influence of site wave exposure, period, and height on debris quantity. Presence and abundance of debris were related to wave exposure, vegetation type and proximity of the strata to human population and human use patterns. Plastic pieces accounted for the majority of all debris. Small debris (0-5 cm) was primarily composed of foam pieces and was frequently affiliated with natural wrack. Large debris (>100 cm) was encountered in all marsh habitat types surveyed and was primarily composed of anthropogenic wood and derelict fishing gear. Marsh cleanup efforts should be targeted to specific habitat types or debris types to minimize further damage to sensitive habitats. PMID:21986539

Viehman, Shay; Vander Pluym, Jenny L; Schellinger, Jennifer

2011-12-01

241

JOYCE KILMER-SLICKROCK WILDERNESS, NORTH CAROLINA AND TENNESSEE.  

USGS Publications Warehouse

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.

Lesure, Frank, G.; Hill, James, J.

1984-01-01

242

How close is North Carolina to meeting Medicare's clinical priorities?  

PubMed

The analyses upon which this publication is based were performed under Contract No. 500-99-NC03, entitled "Utilization and Quality Control Peer Review Organization for the State of North Carolina," sponsored by the Health Care Financing Administration, Department of Health and Human Services. The content of this publication does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the US Government. The authors assume full responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the ideas presented. This article is a direct result of the Health Care Quality Improvement Program initiated by the Health Care Financing Administration, which has encouraged identification of quality improvement projects derived from analysis of patterns of care, and therefore required no special funding on the part of this contractor. Ideas and contributions to the author concerning experience in engaging with issues presented are welcomed. PMID:11468985

Kelley, M; McArdle, J; Weiser, R; Simpson, R

2001-01-01

243

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.

244

Regional variation in late preterm births in North Carolina.  

PubMed

Late preterm (LPT) neonates (34 0/7th-36 6/7th weeks' gestation) account for 70% of all premature births in the United States. LPT neonates have a higher morbidity and mortality risk than term neonates. LPT birth rates vary across geographic regions. Unwarranted variation is variation in medical care that cannot be explained by sociodemographic or medical risk factors; it represents differences in health system performance, including provider practice variation. The purpose of this study is to identify regional variation in LPT births in North Carolina that cannot be explained by sociodemographic or medical/obstetric risk factors. We searched the NC State Center for Health Statistics linked birth-death certificate database for all singleton term and LPT neonates born between 1999 and 2006. We used multivariable logistic regression analysis to control for socio-demographic and medical/obstetric risk factors. The main outcome was the percent of LPT birth in each of the six perinatal regions in North Carolina. We identified 884,304 neonates; 66,218 (7.5%) were LPT. After multivariable logistic regression, regions 2 (7.0%) and 6 (6.6%) had the highest adjusted percent of LPT birth. Analysis of a statewide birth cohort demonstrates regional variation in the incidence of LPT births among NC's perinatal regions after adjustment for sociodemographic and medical risk factors. We speculate that provider practice variation might explain some of the remaining difference. This is an area where policy changes and quality improvement efforts can help reduce variation, and potentially decrease LPT births. PMID:22350629

Aliaga, Sofia R; Smith, P Brian; Price, Wayne A; Ivester, Thomas S; Boggess, Kim; Tolleson-Rinehart, Sue; McCaffrey, Martin J; Laughon, Matthew M

2013-01-01

245

Pesticides Present in Migrant Farmworker Housing in North Carolina  

PubMed Central

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

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

2014-01-01

246

Shallow stratigraphic control on pockmark distribution in north temperate estuaries  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Pockmark fields occur throughout northern North American temperate estuaries despite the absence of extensive thermogenic hydrocarbon deposits typically associated with pockmarks. In such settings, the origins of the gas and triggering mechanism(s) responsible for pockmark formation are not obvious. Nor is it known why pockmarks proliferate in this region but do not occur south of the glacial terminus in eastern North America. This paper tests two hypotheses addressing these knowledge gaps: 1) the region's unique sea-level history provided a terrestrial deposit that sourced the gas responsible for pockmark formation; and 2) the region's physiography controls pockmarks distribution. This study integrates over 2500 km of high-resolution swath bathymetry, Chirp seismic reflection profiles and vibracore data acquired in three estuarine pockmark fields in the Gulf of Maine and Bay of Fundy. Vibracores sampled a hydric paleosol lacking the organic-rich upper horizons, indicating that an organic-rich terrestrial deposit was eroded prior to pockmark formation. This observation suggests that the gas, which is presumably responsible for the formation of the pockmarks, originated in Holocene estuarine sediments (loss on ignition 3.5–10%), not terrestrial deposits that were subsequently drowned and buried by mud. The 7470 pockmarks identified in this study are non-randomly clustered. Pockmark size and distribution relate to Holocene sediment thickness (r2 = 0.60), basin morphology and glacial deposits. The irregular underlying topography that dictates Holocene sediment thickness may ultimately play a more important role in temperate estuarine pockmark distribution than drowned terrestrial deposits. These results give insight into the conditions necessary for pockmark formation in nearshore coastal environments.

Brothers, Laura L.; Kelley, Joseph T.; Belknap, Daniel F.; Barnhardt, Walter A.; Andrews, Brian D.; Legere, Christine; Hughes-Clarke, John E.

2012-01-01

247

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2011-11-01

248

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

EPA Science Inventory

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

249

Cancer mortality in Native Americans in North Carolina.  

PubMed Central

This paper describes age-adjusted mortality from malignant neoplasms for Native Americans in North Carolina for 1968-72 and 1978-82. Sex-specific standardized mortality ratios were calculated from death certificate data, using the cancer mortality experience of White North Carolinians to obtain the number of expected deaths. For most categories and specific sites of cancer, mortality was at or below the expected level, but higher than expected mortality was found for genitourinary cancers in males (SMR = 1.62, 95% CI = 1.15, 2.21) for the 1978-82 period; within this category, there was a higher than expected level of mortality from prostate cancer (SMR = 2.00; 95% CI = 1.36, 2.83) and cancer of the penis and other male genital organs (SMR = 9.09; 95% CI = 1.10, 32.84). Female Native Americans had an elevated mortality from cervical cancer (SMR = 2.27, 95% CI = 1.09, 4.17) for the 1968-72 period only.

Horner, R D

1990-01-01

250

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

PubMed

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

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

2012-09-01

251

Peat resources of North Carolina. A progress report  

SciTech Connect

This progress report has a summary of the final report on the Light Ground Pocosin work. It is the description of the location of peat deposits, the types of peat found, and their composition and heating values. On other pocosin peat, field data are still being collected on the Pamlimarle Peninsula, Dismal Swamp, and Croatan Forest. Preliminary estimates show that there are 360 square miles containing 210 million tons of moisture-free peat in the Pamlimarle peninsula, which is the largest peat reserve in North Carolina. Most of this peat is moderately to highly decomposed with low ash content and with heating values averaging over 10,000 Btu/lb. The Dismal Swamp has about 100 square miles of peatland conaining 50 to 75 million tons of moisture-free peat with average thickness of 4 to 5 ft. The Croatan Forest is estimated to have 40 to 50 square miles of peatland containing 25 to 30 million tons of moisture-free peat with an average thickness of 4 to 5 ft. Limited field work has discovered some peat deposits of unknown extent along the lower parts of the Chowan, Roanoke, and Cape Fear rivers. Floodplain peats are often covered by several feet of alluvial sand and mud and often grade laterally into alluvial sand and clays. Ash content is higher than in the pocosin peats. Preliminary work on Carolina Bay Peats shows that many of these bays contain high quality peat up to a maximum thickness of 15 ft. Ash content averages about 4%, and the heating value averages about 10,000 Btu/lb. New figures in this report are two graphs which show the relation of moisture content to bulk density, and the relation of bulk density to depth of selected peats.

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

1980-10-01

252

Peat resources of North Carolina. A progress report  

SciTech Connect

This progress report has a summary of the final report on the Light Ground Pocosin work. It is the description of the location of peat deposits, the types of peat found, and their composition and heating values. On other pocosin peat, field data are still being collected on the Pamlimarle peninsula, Dismal Swamp, and Croatan Forest. Preliminary estimates show that there are 360 square miles containing 210 million tons of moisture-free peat in the Pamlimarle peninsula, which is the largest peat reserve in North Carolina. Most of this peat is moderately to highly decomposed with low ash content and with heating values averaging over 10,000 Btu/lb. The Dismal Swamp has about 100 square miles of peatland containing 50 to 75 million tons of moisture-free peat with average thickness of 4 to 5 ft. The Croatan Forest is estimated to have 40 to 50 square miles of peatland containing 25 to 30 million tons of moisture-free peat with an average thickness of 4 to 5 ft. Limited field work has discovered some peat deposits of unknown extent along the lower parts of the Chowan, Roanoke, and Cape Fear rivers. Floodplain peats are often covered by several feet of alluvial sand and mud and often grade laterally into alluvial sand and clays. Ash content is higher than in the pocosin peats. Preliminary work on Carolina Bay Peats shows that many of these bays contain high quality peat up to a maximum thickness of 15 ft. Ash content averages about 4%, and the heating value averages about 10,000 Btu/lb. New figures in this report are two graphs which show the relation of moisture content to bulk density, and the relation of bulk density to depth of selected peats.

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

1980-10-01

253

Estimates of flushing times, submarine groundwater discharge, and nutrient fluxes to Okatee Estuary, South Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

A physical model based on determining the fraction of the tidal prism that returns to the estuary on the next high tide is used to estimate the flushing time of the Okatee River estuary. The return flow factor (b) of 0.81 yields a flushing time of 2 days. A mass balance model of 228Ra and salinity is also used to

Willard S. Moore; Jackson O. Blanton; Samantha B. Joye

2006-01-01

254

78 FR 38308 - PK Ventures, Inc.; North Carolina; Notice Soliciting Applications  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Regulatory Commission [Project No. 4093-031] PK Ventures, Inc.; North Carolina; Notice Soliciting Applications On April 30, 2010, PK Ventures, Inc. (licensee) filed a Notice...expiration of the current license.\\2\\ PK Ventures has not filed an application...

2013-06-26

255

Deep Resistivity Results from North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Missouri.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Surface resistivity measurements of Precambrian igneous and metamorphic rocks reveal that high resis-tt-tivities are not to be found in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, or in the vicinity of Farmville, Virginia or Merrill, Wisconsin. The Merrill, Wisconsin t...

H. S. Lahman P. Nelson

1964-01-01

256

Archaeological Investigations, Courthouse Square Project, Edenton, North Carolina. Volume II - Proposed Detention Facility Site.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The following report represents the second of a two volume work describing the results of excavations conducted on the Edenton Courthouse Square Project, Edenton, North Carolina. This volume discusses the excavation and analysis of the site of a proposed ...

P. H. Garrow R. W. Foss S. D. Hurry

1978-01-01

257

North Carolina EMSC Project: A Model System for Statewide Plan Development.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The demonstration project strove to enhance the emergency medical services (EMS) system in North Carolina by improving the system's ability to manage pediatric patients. The project goal was to create a statewide model EMS system that minimizes further in...

R. W. Shafermeyer

1994-01-01

258

Increased Options for Weed Management in the North Carolina Highway Wild Flower Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has implemented a highway wildflower program that now encompasses 3500 roadside acres throughout the state. Methyl Bromide has become essential in establishing these beds. However, the Environmental ...

F. H. Yelverton L. S. Warren

2002-01-01

259

Establishing Native Vegetation and Improved Invasive Species Control on North Carolina Roadsides.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Field, greenhouse, and laboratory studies were conducted to evaluate the feasibility for the use of native warm season grasses (NWSGs) on North Carolina roadsides. Location, equipment, and multiple grass species were assessed to determine the ideal method...

R. J. Richardson R. L. Roten S. T. Hoyle

2011-01-01

260

North Carolina Water Resources Research Institute Final Program Report FY 1983.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A report has been prepared describing the program of the Water Resources Research Institute of The University of North Carolina. The Institute, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Interior, supported research, graduate training, and technology tran...

1984-01-01

261

Health Hazard Evaluation Report HETA 98-0249-2773, Grove Park Inn, Asheville, North Carolina.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

On June 3, 1998, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received two confidential requests for a health hazard evaluation (HHE) at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina. The requestors expressed concerns regarding (1) ...

L. M. Ewers

1999-01-01

262

75 FR 76953 - Foreign-Trade Zone 214-Lenoir County, North Carolina Site Renumbering Notice  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Foreign-Trade Zone 214--Lenoir County, North Carolina Site Renumbering Notice Foreign-Trade...totaling 1,250 acres in the Lenoir County area. The current update does...Kingsboro Road, Rocky Mount, Edgecombe County; Site 3 (56...

2010-12-10

263

First Ward Urban Renewal Area, N.C. R-79, Charlotte, North Carolina.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The project is a conventional urban renewal program proposing to clear and redevelop 141.7 acres of blighted predominantly residential land, close to and southeast of the Central Downtown Business District of Charlotte, North Carolina. The project area wi...

1973-01-01

264

First Ward Urban Renewal Area, N.C. R-79, Charlotte, North Carolina.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The project is a conventional urban renwal program proposing to clear and redevelop 141.7 acres of blighted predominantly residential land, near the central business district of Charlotte, North Carolina. Approximately 37 acres of this land has been clear...

1973-01-01

265

78 FR 34303 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina; Removal of Stage II Gasoline...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...North Carolina; Removal of Stage II Gasoline Vapor Recovery Program AGENCY: Environmental...control requirements for new and upgraded gasoline dispensing facilities in the State...Vapor Recovery, for all new or improved gasoline tanks. In addition, rule...

2013-06-07

266

Flushing model of Onslow Bay, North Carolina, based on intrusion volumes  

SciTech Connect

Onslow Bay, North Carolina, is repeatedly flushed by intrusions of Gulf Stream water. An exponential dilution model based on intrusion models indicates 20 to 60 days are required for 50% dilution of Bay waters.

Atkinson, L.P. (Skidaway Inst. of Oceanography, Savannah GA); Pietrafesa, L.J.

1980-03-01

267

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

EPA Science Inventory

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

268

North Carolina Department of Transportation Research Project 2002-11: Regionalizing Public Transportation Services.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this research study was to gather information on, and develop preliminary plans for methods to facilitate delivery of public transportation at the regional level in North Carolina. This study identified barriers to the integration of transi...

T. J. Cook

2002-01-01

269

The Ecology of Intertidal Flats of North Carolina: A Community Profile.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This community profile is given in the report as an introduction to the ecology of intertidal sand and mudflats of North Carolina. These apparently barren habitats are examined and described on a taxonomic and a functional basis. The physical environment ...

C. H. Peterson N. M. Peterson

1979-01-01

270

Incidence of 'Vibrio parahaemolyticus' in and the Microbiological Quality of Seafood in North Carolina.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Microbiological analyses of 716 seafood samples over a 3-year period revealed that the microbiological quality of fresh seafood in North Carolina was generally acceptable. The mean aerobic counts (APC) and fecal coliform counts were low as was the occurre...

C. R. Hackney B. Ray M. L. Speck

1980-01-01

271

Results of Air Samples, Scandura, Incorporated, Charlotte, North Carolina, April 1964,  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Environmental air sampling for asbestos was conducted in Charlotte, North Carolina during April, 1964. Sampling was performed using an impinger and a membrane filter sampler. Breathing zone samples taken with the impinger contained up to 1.4 million parti...

H. E. Ayer

1964-01-01

272

Preliminary Survey Report: Converse Shoe Plant, Lumberton, North Carolina, May 13, 1982,  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An onsite visit was made to the Converse Shoe Facility (SIC-3021), Lumberton, North Carolina to observe processes involving adhesives in the manufacturing of athletic shoes and to determine the effectiveness of control measures. Two types of shoes were ma...

V. D. Mortimer

1982-01-01

273

Comprehensive Conservation Plan: Currituck National Wildlife Refuge, Currituck County, North Carolina.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service prepared this Comprehensive Conservation Plan to guide the management of Currituck National Wildlife Refuge in Currituck County, North Carolina. The plan outlines programs and corresponding resource needs for the next 15...

J. Andrew M. Bryant P. Jerome S. Hamilton T. Cooper

2008-01-01

274

Review of Potential Host Rocks for Radioactive Waste Disposal in the Piedmont Province of North Carolina.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report reviews the geology of the Piedmont province in North Carolina, emphasizing those features most pertinent to selection of potential host rocks for radioactive waste disposal. Discussion of criteria for selection indicates that the outcrop area...

J. R. Butler

1980-01-01

275

Leatherback Sea Turtles and Offshore Shrimp Trawling Activity in North Carolina.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This document examined data from the South Atlantic Shrimp File collected under the North Carolina State/Federal Cooperative Statistics agreement to evaluate potential shrimp trawling interactions with leatherback sea turtles (Dermacohelys coriacea) in No...

J. Braun S. P. Epperly

2008-01-01

276

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Griffin, Deborah A.; Herren, Ray V.

1998-01-01

277

Land Use Analysis and Land Potential Study: Cumberland County, North Carolina.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report contains an analysis of existing land uses in Cumberland County, North Carolina. Emphasis is placed upon patterns of land development and problems resulting therefrom. Major arterial development is examined. Physiographical and man-made factors...

1970-01-01

278

Health Hazard Evaluation Report HETA 93-0455-2342, JMS Southeast, Inc., Statesville, North Carolina.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In response to a confidential employee request, an investigation was begun of worker exposures to airborne contaminants and the effectiveness of the ventilation system at JMS Southeast, Inc. (SIC-3823), Statesville, North Carolina. The company employed 42...

M. Kiefer

1993-01-01

279

Fiscal Year 1990 Program Report: North Carolina Water Resources Research Institute.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The North Carolina Water Resources Research Institute research program for FY 1990-91 focused on three broad areas of concern: surface waters, groundwater, and urban water management. The Institute program also emphasized technology transfer in the form o...

D. H. Moreau

1991-01-01

280

SAT Report: The North Carolina 1998 Scholastic Assessment Test Report. Reporting on the Nation, the State, the 117 Public School Systems, Charter Schools, North Carolina School of the Arts, and North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The data in this report are Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) results and most recent scores for students scheduled to graduate from North Carolina schools in 1998 regardless of when they last took the test. Results represent the performance of public and nonpublic school students, including the state's charter schools and schools for the gifted.…

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

281

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2000-01-01

282

North Carolina sanitary landfills: Leachate generation, management, and water-quality impacts  

Microsoft Academic Search

The most widely used method of solid-waste disposal in North Carolina is burial in unlined municipally operated sanitary landfills (SLFs). A statistical analysis of existing surface- and ground-water monitoring data from 71 municipal sanitary landfills was performed to assess the impact of North Carolina SLFs on surface- and ground-water quality. A total of 322 surface and 411 ground-water quality records

R. C. Borden; T. M. Yanoschak

1989-01-01

283

Preliminary Study of the Uranium Potential of the Triassic Sanford Basin and Colon Cross Structure, North Carolina.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A preliminary geologic investigation was conducted to determine if Triassic sedimentary rocks of the Sanford basin and Colon cross structure in North Carolina are favorable hosts for uranium deposits. Rocks of adjacent Carolina slate belt were also examin...

C. H . Lee

1978-01-01

284

Developer handbook for Section 210 of PURPA for North Carolina  

SciTech Connect

The essential element of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) for developers is a reordering by Congress of the relationship between electric utilities and small power producers. The goal of PURPA is to encourage development of alternative sources of electricity by helping small power production become economically viable. The strategy adopted by Congress for encouraging development has two main components. First, the utility must purchase the power produced by a project meeting certain definitional requirements; and second, the utility must pay a price for the power, determined in accordance with guidelines set out in the FERC regulations. This handbook is designed to explain to developers in North Carolina the requirements of PURPA, including: who may qualify for treatment as a facility that may invoke the mandates of PURPA; the impact of PURPA on the state; the role of the state utility commission and the impact of state laws on the developer. Thus, the primary goal of the handbook is to provide potential small producers with a working understanding of their status and rights vis a vis the state utility commissions and electric utilities, and to aid the potential developer in obtaining the information needed to stimulate further research and development.

Whitelaw, J.; Getz, T.B.

1981-10-15

285

MTBE and aromatic hydrocarbons in North Carolina stormwater runoff.  

PubMed

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

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

2002-01-01

286

Dabbling duck behavior and aircraft activity in coastal North Carolina  

USGS Publications Warehouse

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.

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

1998-01-01

287

The Quality of Drinking Water in North Carolina Farmworker Camps  

PubMed Central

Objective To assess water quality in migrant farmworker camps in North Carolina (NC), and determine associations of water quality with migrant farmworker housing characteristics. Methods Data were collected in 181 farmworker camps in eastern NC during the 2010 agricultural season. Water samples were tested using the Total Coliform Rule (TCR) and housing characteristics were assessed using NC Department of Labor (NCDOL) standards. Results A total of 61 (34%) of 181 camps failed the TCR. Total coliform bacteria were found in all 61 camps, with E. coli also being detected in 2. Water quality was not associated with farmworker housing characteristics or with access to registered public water supplies. Multiple official violations of water quality standards had been reported for the registered public water supplies. Conclusions Water supplied to farmworker camps often does not comply with current standards and poses a great risk to the physical health of farmworkers and surrounding communities. Expansion of water monitoring to more camps and changes to the regulations such as testing during occupancy and stronger enforcement are needed to secure water safety.

Bischoff, Werner E.; Weir, Maria; Summers, Phillip; Chen, Haiying; Quandt, Sara A.; Liebman, Amy K.; Arcury, Thomas A.

2013-01-01

288

Uranium favorability of part of the Raleigh Quadrangle, North Carolina  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1982-03-01

289

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2013-04-26

290

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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.

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

2014-01-01

291

Estuaries  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

2006-01-01

292

Heavy metals exposures among Mexican farmworkers in eastern North Carolina  

SciTech Connect

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.

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

293

Silicosis and lung cancer in North Carolina dusty trades workers.  

PubMed

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

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

1991-01-01

294

Beryllium resources of the tin-spodumene belt, North Carolina  

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

Griffitts, Wallace R.

1954-01-01

295

ASSESSING THE CONDITION OF SOUTH CAROLINA'S ESTUARIES: A NEW APPROACH INVOLVING INTEGRATED MEASURES OF CONDITION  

EPA Science Inventory

The South Carolina Estuarine and Coastal Assessment Program (SCECAP) was initiated in 1999 to assess the condition of the state's coastal habitats using multiple measures of water quality, sediment quality, and biological condition. Sampling has subsequently been expanded to incl...

296

Subseasonal climate variability for North Carolina, United States  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2014-08-01

297

76 FR 56465 - North Carolina; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration AGENCY: Federal Emergency...This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of North Carolina...SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of North...

2011-09-13

298

Alternative Futures for Adult and Continuing Education in North Carolina: A Delphi Futures Planning Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A North Carolina study attempted to evolve and test a futures planning methodology and generate useful program planning data to help meet the needs of adult part-time students. Using a variation of the Focus Delphi process, the study focused on the following question: considering the existing resources of higher and adult education in North

Fendt, Paul Frederick

299

Mexican Families in North Carolina: The Socio-historical Contexts of Exit and Settlement  

Microsoft Academic Search

: Utilizing existing research and survey-based data from several studies, this article places the growth of the Mexican origin population in North Carolina in context and shows how it emerged out of historical, social, and economic connections between the U.S. and Mexico. During the 1990s, the North American Free Trade Agreement and the privatization of the Mexican ejido system promoted

Krista M. Perreira

2011-01-01

300

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...562-8500 and the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, 401 Oberlin Road, Suite 150, Raleigh, North...9138, 02/24/ 15A NCAC 13A.0106(a), Productions of Dyes, 05. (d), & (e), 15A NCAC Pigments, and Food,...

2011-02-07

301

Bringing It All Together for Children in Public Schools: North Carolina.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1996 North Carolinians approved the largest bond issue in the state's history, thus sending a message of support for public schools. The next step is to make sure that the quality of instruction in North Carolina schools matches the new facilities approved by over 70 percent of the state's voters. This report outlines the steps needed to build…

North Carolina State Board of Education, Raleigh.

302

77 FR 4853 - North Carolina Disaster #NC-00041  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...CAROLINA dated 01/19/2012. Incident: Tornadoes, High Wind and Severe Weather. Incident Period: 01/11/2012. Effective...Numbers 59002 and 59008.) Dated: January 19, 2012. Karen G. Mills, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2012-2018 Filed...

2012-01-31

303

A numerical study of the plume in Cape Fear River Estuary and adjacent coastal ocean  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cape Fear River Estuary (CFRE), located in southeast North Carolina, is the only river estuary system in the state which is directly connected to the Atlantic Ocean. It is also an important nursery for economically and ecologically important juvenile fish, crabs, shrimp, and other species because of the tidal influence and saline waters. In this study, Environmental Fluid Dynamic Code

M. Xia; L. Xia; L. J. Pietrafesa

2006-01-01

304

Cumulative Impacts of Dock Shading on Spartina alterniflora in South Carolina Estuaries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Salt marshes dominated by Spartina alterniflora and the associated networks of tidal creeks that drain them are characteristic geographical features of southeastern estuaries, important nursery habitat areas, and preferred sites for residential development. As the size of the coastal population increases, so has the number of requests for dock permits. With each new request for a dock permit, public concerns

Denise M. Sanger; A. Frederick Holland; Christopher Gainey

2004-01-01

305

Current status of mosquito control programs in North Carolina: the need for cost-effectiveness analysis.  

PubMed

Mosquito control in the U.S. is both technically specialized and labor intensive with mosquito control programs (MCPs) carrying out services at federal, state, and local levels. The scope of each MCP varies depending on the needs of the region. In the 1970s, the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources formed the Public Health Pest Management (PHPM) section to play an active leadership role in training and support for local mosquito control programs across the state. PHPM was disbanded, however, in July 2011 due to state budget cuts. The extent to which recent budget shortfalls have impacted services provided by MCPs is largely unknown. Consequently, the primary objectives of the study described in this article were to 1) assess the current status of MCPs in North Carolina, 2) evaluate the extent to which the operational status of local MCPs affects public health, and 3) evaluate the impacts of losing the PHPM section in North Carolina. PMID:24749220

Del Rosario, Katie L; Richards, Stephanie L; Anderson, Alice L; Balanay, Jo Anne G

2014-04-01

306

[Technical assistance to North Carolina industries]. Final CRADA report for CRADA Number Y-1293-0231  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this CRADA was to provide a mechanism whereby private sector companies within the State of North Carolina could access the vast technological resources available at the Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc., facilities in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. This assistance was focused on assisting companies within the State to become more globally competitive. The North Carolina State University Industrial Extension Service and Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc., (LMES), provided companies within the state of North Carolina up to four days of technical assistance at no charge. As a result of those interactions, there has been an economic impact of $4.2 million dollars reported over the life of the CRADA. This report contains a review of the objectives of this CRADA, and the status of each objectives. It also contains information on how the work performed under this CRADA benefited the sponsor in pursuing its mission. Details of private sector impact and how it was measured and collected are discussed.

Barnes, A.A.

1997-03-14

307

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

SciTech Connect

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

Ebbesmeyer, C.C.

1989-03-01

308

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

SciTech Connect

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

Ebbesmeyer, C.C.

1988-03-01

309

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

PubMed

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

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

2014-03-01

310

North Carolina Education: Strengthening the Foundations & Preparing for the Future. Information on Education Progress in North Carolina Five Years after "A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

North Carolina's Basic Education Program was adopted in 1985 and will be completely implemented by 1993. The North Carolina General Assembly has furnished much of the necessary funds. The program provides higher standards, smaller classes, the chance to become fluent in a foreign language, more instructional materials, counseling, dropout…

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

311

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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.

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

1994-01-01

312

Comprehensive Housing Market Analysis: Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, South Carolina (As of July 1, 2011).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville Housing Market Area (HMA) consists of Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester Counties in South Carolina and is coterminous with the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The centra...

2011-01-01

313

An observation-well network concept as applied to North Carolina  

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

Winner, M. D., Jr.

1981-01-01

314

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Docket No. FEMA-4146-DR; Docket ID FEMA-2013-0001...Carolina (FEMA-4146-DR), dated September 25...under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster...declaration under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster...Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell,...

2013-10-28

315

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

US Department of Education, 2013

2013-01-01

316

78 FR 73824 - Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 230-Piedmont Triad Area, North Carolina, Notification of Proposed...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Packaging (Kitting--Gift Sets), Rural Hall and Winston-Salem, North Carolina The...Packaging for its facilities located in Rural Hall and Winston-Salem, North Carolina within...Filed 12-6-13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE...

2013-12-09

317

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2004-01-01

318

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2002-01-01

319

TICK-RACCOON ASSOCIATIONS AND THE POTENTIAL FOR LYME DISEASE SPIROCHETE TRANSMISSION IN THE COASTAL PLAIN OF NORTH CAROLINA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Raccoons (Procyon lotor) were live-trapped and examined for ticks from July 1990 to July 1993 in the coastal plain of North Carolina on Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina (USA). Five species of ixodid ticks were found on 351 (78%) of 449 raccoons. Aniblyoni- ma aniericanum was the most abundant tick found on raccoons. Dermacentor variabilis, ixodes texanus, and

John Oueflette; Charles S. Apperson; Peter Howard; Timothy L. Evans

1997-01-01

320

Counseling Services Resource Guide: An Internet Guide for the North Carolina Community College Counselor To Assist Virtual Learning Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook is intended to assist North Carolina community colleges in enhancing their online counseling services. Based on reviews of 58 community colleges in North Carolina, along with several state, national, and university web sites, and the collective efforts of a statewide committee, this handbook offers: (1) General tips for improving…

North Carolina Community Coll. System, Raleigh.

321

School choice, racial segregation, and test-score gaps: Evidence from North Carolina's charter school program&ast  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Robert Bifulco; Helen F. Ladd

2007-01-01

322

Experiences of Families Using Food Assistance and Welfare Programs in North Carolina: Perceived Barriers and Recommendations for Improvement  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study describes the experiences of families using food assistance and welfare programs in North Carolina. A qualitative study was conducted consisting of 17 focus group discussions in 12 locations encompassing three major geographic regions in North Carolina. A convenience sample of 141 participants was recruited from private, nonprofit agencies that provide assistance to poor families. In each region, an

Janice M. Dodds; Indu Ahluwalia; Magda Baligh

1996-01-01

323

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 ...

324

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 ...

325

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

Clark, T. W.

1998-01-01

326

North Carolina Star Rated License System: QRS Profile. The Child Care Quality Rating System (QRS) Assessment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents a profile of North Carolina's Star Rated License System prepared as part of the Child Care Quality Rating System (QRS) Assessment Study. The profile consists of several sections and their corresponding descriptions including: (1) Program Information; (2) Rating Details; (3) Quality Indicators for Center-Based Programs; (4)…

Child Trends, 2010

2010-01-01

327

Teacher Supply and Demand in North Carolina Public Schools 1986-1995.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents projections on areas of potential teacher shortage and oversupply in the next 10 years in North Carolina. The report is organized into five chapters. Following the introduction, chapter two presents data on past and projected levels of teacher demand. Chapter three presents data on past and projected levels of teacher supply…

Barnes, Gary T.; And Others

328

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Computer awareness and literacy programs for gifted and talented high school students were developed at two Washington City Schools (North Carolina). At Carteret High School, a variety of computer programs were purchased for biology and physics studies, trigonometry and algebra studies, aptitude and merit exam preparation, basic skills math…

Parrish, Ronald; Baker, Reginald

329

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Shandor, Victor David

2011-01-01

330

An Initial Evaluation of the North Carolina Alcohol and Drug Education Traffic Schools. Volume II: Appendices.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume is the second part of a report evaluating the North Carolina Alcohol Drug Education Traffic Schools (ADETS), established for the primary purpose of treating first offenders convicted of driving under the influence (DUI). These appendices include copies of legislation pertaining to the schools; a copy of the DMH 2604 referral form; an…

Popkin, Carol L.; And Others

331

Trends in Expenditures for North Carolina's Comprehensive and Liberal Arts Colleges and Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The influence of full-time-equivalent college enrollments and the Consumer Price Index on the costs of higher education for North Carolina's comprehensive and liberal arts colleges and universities was assessed. Comprehensive institutions are defined as enrolling more than 1,500 students and offering a liberal arts program and at least one…

Tuttle, Ron

332

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The North Carolina Workplace and Community Transition Youth Offender Program (YOP), recently renamed the Incarcerated Individuals Program (IPP), has proven to be effective in terms of its growth and expansion, the support of education directors across the correctional facilities, university collaboration, student evaluations, and a low recidivism…

Anders, Allison Daniel; Noblit, George W.

2011-01-01

333

Women in engineering at North Carolina State University: an effort in recruitment, retention, and encouragement  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the approaches the authors are taking in the Women in Engineering Program at North Carolina State University (USA) to ensure the success of women students. The Women in Engineering Program is dedicated to an umbrella approach to success for all women. The efforts of the program start at the elementary\\/middle school level, with school visits designed to

Laura J. Bottomley; Sarah Rajala; Richard Porter

1999-01-01

334

The Community College System in North Carolina: A Silver Anniversary History, 1963-1988.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Documenting the 25-year history of the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS), this book focuses on each of the successive academic terms from 1963-64 to 1987-88. The chapters are grouped into five sections, corresponding to the lengths of tenure of the five NCCCS presidents: the (Isaac) Ready years from 1963 to 1970; the (Ben) Fountain…

Wiggs, Jon Lee

335

A Matter of Facts: The North Carolina Community College System Fact Book, 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The North Carolina Community College (NCCC) System Fact Book is a yearly publication providing data on the status of the entire state system. This document gives an overview of system purpose, mission, history, governance, funding, and service areas. It also describes the curriculum programs, degrees, certificates, and diplomas offered at the…

North Carolina Community Coll. System, Raleigh.

336

Profiles of Faculty Employed by North Carolina Community Colleges. Faculty/Staff Research Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focussing on faculty characteristics, workload, and compensation, this report provides comprehensive data on full- and part-time faculty employed by institutions in the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS). Data were drawn from the fall 1991 Department of Community Colleges' College Staff Information Data Survey, from the 1990…

North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh. Div. of Planning and Research Services.

337

Salaries of Administrators in the North Carolina Community College System. Research Brief No. 1994-04.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1993, the College and University Personnel Association (CUPA) published the results of their "1992-93 Administrative Compensation Survey," which contains salary figures for 136 administrative positions. A match of CUPA titles with those used by the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) revealed that 26 of the positions on the CUPA…

Vanderheyden, Bob

338

North Carolina Community College System Economic & Workforce Development Annual Report, 1999-2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During the 1999-2000 program year, the Division of Economic and Workforce Development attempted to further the North Carolina Community College System's (NCCCS) tradition of excellence by modeling key strategies of the business sector. These strategies included: (1) Economies of scale, a term that refers to unit cost decreasing as number of units…

Lancaster, H. Martin

339

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study, North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) graduates from 1986-1987 were examined 10 years after graduation to see if they had gained additional education and salary. The study's primary purpose was to address the accountability of community college co-op education. Within the study, the term, co-op refers to an educational…

Johnson, Lillian Riggs

340

Black Students in the North Carolina Community College System: Implications for Educational Programming.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A 45-item questionnaire was used in a survey of 3,396 of the 39,988 black students enrolled in the 57 institutions in the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS). Beyond identifying the students in relation to their demographic, socio-economic, academic, attendance, program area, and institutional attraction characteristics, the study…

Robinson, Isaac A.; Shearon, Ronald W.

341

A Study of the Status of Women Senior Administrators within the North Carolina Community College System.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines factors affecting the advancement of women senior administrators in the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) and determines if women have made progress in attaining senior-level positions since the last study, conducted 15 years ago. Fifteen women senior administrators were selected from colleges within the NCCCS and…

Lesslie, James W.

342

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2001-01-01

343

Small and Part-Time Farmer Innovative Program Delivery Project, Madison County, North Carolina.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two approaches to providing information about beef cattle preconditioning to randomly selected farmers were compared in a study involving 12 small and part-time farmers in Madison County, North Carolina. Half the farmers received the information from an extension agent via face-to-face consultations, telephone conversations, and an educational…

Richardson, John G.; McAlister, Maurice

344

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Blyth, Carl S.; Mueller, Frederick O.

345

A Descriptive Analysis of the Distribution of NBPTS-Certified Teachers in North Carolina  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper, we use a unique data set that includes a panel of all teachers in North Carolina over a 4-year period (1996-1997 through 1999-2000) to describe the distribution of teachers certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) across classrooms, schools, and districts. The sorting of National Board Certified…

Goldhaber, Dan; Choi, Hyung-Jai; Cramer, Lauren

2007-01-01

346

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

347

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2003, the state of North Carolina (NC) implemented a multi-component initiative focused on teenage tobacco use prevention and cessation. One component of this initiative is "Tobacco.Reality.Unfiltered." ("TRU"), a tobacco prevention media campaign, aimed at NC youth aged 11-17 years. This research evaluates the first 5 years of the TRU media…

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

2013-01-01

348

Carbonaceous aerosol over a Pinus taeda forest in Central North Carolina, USA  

EPA Science Inventory

Organic aerosol is the least understood component of ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5). Presented in this study are organic and elemental carbon (OC and EC) within ambient PM2.5 over a three-year period at a forested site in the North Carolina Piedmon. EC exhibited signifi...

349

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

PubMed

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

Helm-Murtagh, Susan C

2014-01-01

350

THE HANDICAPPED CHILDREN OF ALAMANCE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, A MEDICAL AND SOCIOLOGICAL STUDY.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THIS 1961-62 STUDY OF HANDICAPPED CHILDREN WAS DESIGNED TO DETERMINE IN ALAMANCE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, THE PREVALENCE OF HANDICAP, EXTENT OF HANDICAP, EFFECTIVENESS OF REPORTING METHODS, AVAILABILITY OF SERVICES, AND NEEDED SERVICES. THE REGISTERS OF STATE, LOCAL, AND PRIVATE AGENCIES WERE EXAMINED AND FOUND TO CONTAIN 5,953 ENTRIES ON 4,083…

RICHARDSON, WILLIAM P.; AND OTHERS

351

African-American Science Student Learning Style, Halifax County, North Carolina.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study documented differences in learning style between several populations and a high school population of African-American students enrolled in science classes in a Northeastern North Carolina county. The Black students were compared to high school samples (male and female), college science majors, and nonscience college majors. Students from…

Melear, Claudia T.; Pitchford, Flora

352

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Ukpabi, Chinasa Victor

2008-01-01

353

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

National Council on Teacher Quality, 2007

2007-01-01

354

State Teacher Policy Yearbook: What States Can Do to Retain Effective New Teachers, 2008. North Carolina  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents the North Carolina edition of the National Council on Teacher Quality's 2008 "State Teacher Policy Yearbook". The 2008 "Yearbook" focuses on how state policies impact the retention of effective new teachers. This policy evaluation is broken down into three areas that encompass 15 goals. Broadly, these goals examine the impact…

National Council on Teacher Quality, 2008

2008-01-01

355

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...

356

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Lewis, H. Michael

357

Chemical Hair Treatments and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome among Black Women in Central North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

Several studies suggest that toxic chemicals in hair products may be absorbed through the scalp in sufficient amounts to increase the risks of adverse health effects in women or their infants. This case-control study of 525 Black women from three counties in North Carolina who had delivered a singleton, liveborn infant examined whether exposure to chemicals used in hair straightening

Cheryl Blackmore-Prince; Sioban D. Hatlow; Paul Gargiullo; Michelle A. Lee; David A. Savitz

358

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Stirewalt, Maurice R.

359

Water Resources Research Interests in the Senior Colleges and Universities of North Carolina, May 1, 1968.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Interest in water resources research in the Senior Colleges and Universities of North Carolina heightened in 1968. Faculty members reporting interests in this field increased from 168 in 1967 to 202 in 1968, a 20 percent rise. Of these, 130 are actively w...

1968-01-01

360

Evaluation of conventional and membrane processes for softening a North Carolina groundwater  

Microsoft Academic Search

Seven alternatives were evaluated to determine the most effective water supply strategy for the United Stares Marine Corp Air Station at the New River Water Treatment Plant, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina to ensure adequate flow, pressure and quality of potable water. It was determined that the No Action alternative was not acceptable due to plant deficiencies that have caused regulatory

Mark A Thompson

1998-01-01

361

Current Trends in Early Hearing Diagnosis and Intervention in North Carolina  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In North Carolina, the eligibility criteria for enrollment in Part C early intervention services do not exclude infants and toddlers based on the severity or laterality of hearing loss. As such, the state's early intervention population represents a widely diverse array of children ranging from those with minimal to profound hearing losses. While…

Pretto, Aneesha Patrice

2010-01-01

362

Recruitment and Growth of the Eastern Oyster, 'Crassostrea virginica', in North Carolina (Includes Executive Summary).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

During the period of 1988-1990, the authors investigated the effects of location, salinity, and depth on recruitment and growth of the eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica in Pamlico and Core Sounds, North Carolina, with the purpose of determining how the...

S. Ortega J. P. Sutherland C. H. Peterson

1991-01-01

363

Critical Success Factors for the North Carolina Community College System, 1995. Sixth Annual Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The data presented in this report are indicators of the level of success of the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) in the 1993-94 academic year as measured by student outcomes and the extent to which the system addresses the needs of the state. Where possible, 5-year data are also presented. Seven critical factors are examined: (1)…

North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh.

364

Critical Success Factors for the North Carolina Community College System, 1993. Fourth Annual Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The data presented in this report are indicators of the level of success of the North Carolina Community College System as measured by student outcomes and the extent to which the system addresses the needs of the state. Where possible, 5-year data are presented. Seven critical factors are examined: (1) student success, evidenced by the number of…

North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh. Div. of Planning and Research Services.

365

Critical Success Factors for the North Carolina Community College System 1994. Fifth Annual Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The data presented in this report are indicators of the level of success of the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) as measured by student outcomes and the extent to which the system addresses the needs of the state. Where possible, 5-year data are presented. Seven critical factors are examined: (1) student success, as measured by…

North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh.

366

Coinfection with Multiple Tick-Borne Pathogens in a Walker Hound Kennel in North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

Both dogs and humans can be coinfected with various Ehrlichia, Bartonella, Rickettsia, and Babesia species. We investigated a kennel of sick Walker Hounds and their owners in southeastern North Carolina for evidence of tick-borne infections and associated risk factors. A high degree of coinfection was documented in the dog population. Of the 27 dogs, 26 were seroreactive to an Ehrlichia

S. K. KORDICK; E. B. BREITSCHWERDT; B. C. HEGARTY; K. L. SOUTHWICK; C. M. COLITZ; S. I. HANCOCK; J. M. BRADLEY; R. RUMBOUGH; J. T. MCPHERSON

1999-01-01

367

North Carolina Family Assessment Scale: Measurement Properties for Youth Mental Health Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: The purpose of this study is to assess the reliability and validity of the North Carolina Family Assessment Scale (NCFAS) among families involved with youth mental health services. Methods: Using NCFAS data collected by child mental health intake workers with 158 families, factor analysis was conducted to assess factor structure, and…

Lee, Bethany R.; Lindsey, Michael A.

2010-01-01

368

North Carolina Tobacco Farmers' Changing Perceptions of Tobacco Control and Tobacco Manufacturers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: To examine tobacco farmers' attitudes toward tobacco control, public health, and tobacco manufacturers in order to determine the extent to which rapidly changing economic conditions have influenced North Carolina tobacco farmer attitudes in ways that may provide tobacco control advocates with new opportunities to promote tobacco control…

Crankshaw, Erik C.; Beach, Robert H.; Austin, W. David; Altman, David G.; Jones, Alison Snow

2009-01-01

369

Rankings of Seventy Selected North Carolina Public Libraries in Twelve Selected Input and Output Statistical Categories.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report ranks 70 North Carolina public libraries in the following statistical categories: population served, operating expenditures, size of book collection, volumes held per capita, number of books circulated, book circulation per capita, staff by full-time equivalents (FTE), book circulation per staff member (FTE), cost to circulate a book,…

Burgin, Robert

370

Out of core testing of the North Carolina State University PULSTAR reactor positron beam  

Microsoft Academic Search

Out of core tests were performed on the North Carolina State University intense positron beam, prior to insertion into beamport number 6 of the PULSTAR nuclear reactor The beam optics were tested independently of the positron converter\\/moderator using beams of electrons and the performance of the extraction lenses was found to be in good agreement with the results of design

Jeremy Moxom; Alfred G. Hathaway; Ayman I. Hawari

2007-01-01

371

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

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

1985-01-01

372

Examination of atmospheric ammonia levels near hog CAFOs, homes, and schools in Eastern North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hog concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) release ammonia (NH3) in Eastern North Carolina (NC) to the atmosphere which is potentially hazardous for nearby human populations at community locations particularly homes and schools. We present NH3 weekly average concentrations that were collected using passive diffusion tubes from October 2003 to May 2004 (20 sites) and from July 2004 to October 2004

Sacoby M. Wilson; Marc L. Serre

2007-01-01

373

Archaeological and Paleo-Osteological Investigations at the Cold Morning Site, New Hanover County, North Carolina.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Salvage excavations were carried out at the Cold Morning site located in New Hanover County, North Carolina. The primary objective was to remove an ossuary previously discovered in the course of a survey. The site was also extensively tested to assess its...

J. L. Coe H. T. Ward M. Graham L. Navey S. H. Hogue

1980-01-01

374

Resistance of Wild Norway Rats in North Carolina to Warfarin Rodenticide  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reports concerning the ineffectiveness of warfarin rodenticide, used at farms and stores in a rural area about 8 kilometers in diameter near Raleigh, North Carolina, prompted subsequent laboratory testing. All of the 25 Norway rats trapped from the area survived 6 days of no-choice feeding of bait containing 0.025 percent (by weight) warfarin.

William B. Jackson; Dale Kaukeinen

1972-01-01

375

Community Coverage ina Rural, Church-based, Hypertension Screening PrograminEdgecombeCounty, NorthCarolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

In a rural, church-based hypertension program in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, screening ofthecongregations wascomplemented byacommunity outreach component targeted at 18-60 yearoldmales, agroup athigher risk foruntreated hyperten- sion. Compared withitsestimated frequency inthecommunity, untreated hypertension wasascommoninthechurch congregations andsomewhat less prevalent thanexpected amongoutreach screen- ees. (AmJPublic Health 1985; 75:401-402.)

MICHELA. IBRAHIM

376

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

377

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 ...

378

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hemby, Gene

379

The North Carolina State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee--A Study of Its Progress.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The North Carolina State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (NC SOICC) was established in June 1977 to implement an occupational information system in the state that would meet the planning and operational needs of programs assisted under the Vocational Education Act and the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA). The…

Parry-Hill, Joseph W., Jr.

380

Health Systems Plan for 1977-1982. Health Service Area 5 North Carolina.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This health systems plan (HSP) for 1977-1982 was prepared by the Cardinal Health Agency, Inc., in Lumberton, North Carolina. The agency serves a 15-county area. Contents: Executive Summary--indicated reasons for the development of the HSP and the planning...

1977-01-01

381

Lawrence A. Oxley and Social Services for Blacks in North Carolina's Appalachian Counties.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the history of the organization of statewide social services and activities of the Division of Work among Negroes in the Appalachian counties. From 1925-1934--its first 9 years--North Carolina's Division of Work among Negroes was directed by Lawrence Oxley. This agency was established to study black social problems and to help…

Bell, John L.

382

78 FR 58184 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina; Removal of Stage II Gasoline...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...North Carolina; Removal of Stage II Gasoline Vapor Recovery Program AGENCY: Environmental...contingency measures for new and upgraded gasoline dispensing facilities in the State...Vapor Recovery, for all new or improved gasoline tanks, and 15A NCAC 02D.0954...

2013-09-23

383

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.

384

Measurement, Analysis, and Modeling of Fine Particulate Matter in Eastern North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

An analysis of fine particulate data in eastern North Carolina was conducted to investigate the impact of the hog industry and its emissions of ammonia into the atmosphere. The fine particulate data are simulated using ISORROPIA, an equilibrium thermodynamic model that simulates the gas and aerosol equilibrium of inorganic atmospheric species. The observational data analyses show that the major constituents

Stephen Goetz; Viney P. Aneja; Yang Zhang; Dallas Burtraw; Karen Palmer; Juha Siikamaki; S. Arya; D.-S. Kim; Ian Rumsey; H. L. Arkinson; H. Semunegus; K. S. Bajwa; D. A. Dickey; L. A. Stefanski; L. Todd; K. Mottus; W. P. Robarge; C. M. Williams; Carsten Skjøth; Thomas Ellermann; Ole Hertel; Steen Gyldenkærne; Mette Mikkelsen; Susan Schiffman; Brevick Graham; Chris Henry; Peter Watts; Peter Nicholas; Yael Laor; Jacek Koziel; Lingshuang Cai; Uzi Ravid; Chris Occhipinti; William Showers; Dev Niyogi; Linda Geiser; Anne Ingersoll; Andrzej Bytnerowicz; Scott Copeland; Stefania Korontzi; Jessica McCarty; Christopher Justice; Semra Tuncel; Nur Oztas; M. Erduran

2008-01-01

385

Computer Literacy. Report to the 1983 General Assembly of North Carolina, 1984 Session.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This final report analyzes computer literacy and the use of computers in the public schools and community colleges of North Carolina, based on testimony from educators and administrators at the university, community college, and public school levels; from organizations concerned about education; and from corporations that produce computer hardware…

North Carolina Legislative Research Commission, Raleigh.

386

The Importance of Leadership Competencies: Perceptions of North Carolina Community College Presidents.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the relationship between certain institutional characteristics and perceptions of North Carolina community college presidents about the importance of leadership roles, values and emotions, and skills. Those characteristics were the size of the institution, the growth rate of the institution, and the geographic setting of…

Sharples, Russell H.

387

The Evaluation of the North Carolina K-9 Traffic Safety Curriculum: Methodology, Findings, and Recommendations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The evaluation of the traffic safety curriculum as presented to K-9 students in North Carolina focused on three areas: (1) the extent to which students acquired the information included in the curriculum, (2) the extent to which students showed a change in their actual pedestrian and bicyclist behavior, and (3) the extent to which teachers made…

Padgett, Susan S.

388

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2006-01-01

389

A profile of north Carolina lesbian, gay, and bisexual health disparities, 2011.  

PubMed

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

Matthews, Derrick D; Lee, Joseph G L

2014-06-01

390

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) State Health Workforce Profiles-North Carolina.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report presents a variety of data related to the health workforce in North Carolina. Estimated numbers of workers are presented to indicate the size of the state's workforce. Per capita ratios are also presented for comparisons with other states and ...

2000-01-01

391

Latino Students in North Carolina: Acculturation, Perceptions of School Environment, and Academic Aspirations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study describes results from an investigation of Latino students attending a Hispanic Education Summit (HES) in North Carolina. Findings from data gleaned from 275 middle and high school students' perceptions are presented. Self-report data assessed level of acculturation, as well as students' perceptions with regard to a variety of issues,…

Valencia, Elvia Y.; Johnson, Valerie

2006-01-01

392

The Future Role of Instructional Technology in Agricultural Education in North Carolina and Virginia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A stratified random sample of agriculture teachers in North Carolina (n=210) and Virginia (n=170) returned 85 and 110 usable surveys respectively. Teachers were undecided about future uses of instructional technology although they perceived benefits. Accessing Internet lesson plans was a primary use. Hardware/software costs were the principal…

Alston, Antoine J.; Miller, W. Wade; Williams, David L.

2003-01-01

393

Results of Air Samples of Johns-Manville in Marshville, North Carolina.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Dust concentration was measured at the Johns-Manville Company (SIC-2283), in Marshville, North Carolina, in December, 1967. Sampling was performed with a membrane filter. The breathing zone membrane filter samples ranged from 107.7 to 0.0 fibers per cubic...

1967-01-01

394

Relationships between vegetation patterns and hydroperiod on the Roanoke River floodplain, North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study quantified relationships between forest composition and flooding gradients on the Roanoke River floodplain, North Carolina. Because flooding is highly variable in time and space, the research was designed to determine the specific hydrological parameters that control woody species abundance on the landscape scale. I specifically tested the importance of spring vs. yearly flood duration, as well as flood

Philip A. Townsend

2001-01-01

395

The North Carolina Controlled Substances Reporting System: a valuable tool for combating prescription drug misuse.  

PubMed

Prescription drug misuse is a growing problem that is resulting in increased morbidity and mortality throughout the United States. The North Carolina Controlled Substances Reporting System has proven to be an effective tool that allows health care providers to make more informed decisions when they prescribe or dispense controlled substances. PMID:23940901

Bronson, William D

2013-01-01

396

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Moseley, Merritt, Ed.

397

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2014-01-01

398

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

PubMed

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

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

2014-06-01

399

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

400

Physician supervision and insurance reimbursement: policy implications for nurse practitioner practice in North Carolina.  

PubMed

The presence of regulatory requirements that physicians supervise nurse practitioner (NP) practice and of policies that affect insurance reimbursement policies create barriers that limit North Carolina NPs from practicing to the full extent of their licensure, education, and certification. This article reviews these barriers and offers policy recommendations to ensure that NPs are equal partners in health reform innovations. PMID:22128696

Lowery, Bobby; Varnam, Deborah

2011-01-01

401

Regionally increasing baccalaureate-prepared nurses in North Carolina: the RIBN Project.  

PubMed

A more highly educated nursing workforce is needed to address the increasingly complex health care needs of our citizens and to expand the pool for future faculty and advanced practice nurses. North Carolina must create new partnerships between community colleges and universities to support seamless progression toward a baccalaureate degree. The RIBN model provides one option to meet this goal. PMID:22128694

Johnson, Mary P; Hall, Vincent P; Causey, Brenda

2011-01-01

402

Long-Term Changes in Beach Fauna at Duck, North Carolina.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Long-term changes in the beach fauna at Duck, North Carolina, were investigated. Twenty-one stations located on three transects on the oceanside and twenty-four stations located on three transects on the sound side were sampled seasonally from November 19...

R. J. Diaz J. T. DeAlteris

1982-01-01

403

A Matter of Facts: The North Carolina Community College System Fact Book, 1995.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This five-part report offers background information and data from 1994-95 on the programs, finances, facilities, students, and personnel of the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS). Section I presents a general orientation to the system, including information on the NCCCS's mission, history, programs, governance, funding, the NCCC…

North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh.

404

A Matter of Facts: The North Carolina Community College System Fact Book, 1994.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This five-part report offers background information and 1993-94 data on the programs, finances, facilities, students, and personnel of the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS). Section I presents a general orientation to the system, including information on the NCCCS's mission, history, programs, governance, funding, the NCCC…

North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh.

405

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This five-part report offers background information and current data on the programs, finances, facilities, students, and personnel of the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS). Section I presents an overview of the system, including general information on the NCCCS's mission, history, programs, governance, funding, the NCCC Foundation,…

North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh. Div. of Planning and Research Services.

406

Planned Diversity: A Public Policy for Independent Higher Education in North Carolina.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Policy assumptions, concerns, and recommendations from the leaders of independent colleges and universities are offered to contribute to the development of a public policy for higher education in North Carolina. The independent sector differs from the state sector in patterns of funding and governance. Benefits provided by the independent college…

North Carolina Center for Independent Higher Education, Raleigh.

407

EAARL coastal topography-Northern Outer Banks, North Carolina, post-Nor'Ida, 2009  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This DVD contains lidar-derived first-surface (FS) and bare-earth (BE) topography GIS datasets of a portion of the northern Outer Banks beachface in North Carolina. These datasets were acquired post-Nor'Ida on November 27 and 29, 2009.

Bonisteel-Cormier, J.M.; Nayegandhi, Amar; Wright, C.W.; Sallenger, A.H.; Brock, J.C.; Nagle, D.B.; Vivekanandan, Saisudha; Klipp, E.S.; Fredericks, Xan

2011-01-01

408

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Southworth, Stephanie

2010-01-01

409

The Effects of Public School Choice on Those Left Behind: Evidence from Durham, North Carolina  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using student-level data from Durham, North Carolina, we examine the potential impact of school choice programs on the peer environments of students who remain in their geographically assigned schools. We examine whether the likelihood of opting out of one's geographically assigned school differs across groups and compare the actual peer…

Bifulco, Robert; Ladd, Helen F.; Ross, Stephen L.

2009-01-01

410

An unconventional approach to ecosystem unit classification in western North Carolina, USA  

Microsoft Academic Search

We used an unconventional combination of data transformation and multivariate analyses to reduce subjectivity in identification of ecosystem units in a mountainous region of western North Carolina, USA. Vegetative cover and environmental variables were measured on 79 stratified, randomly located, 0.1ha sample plots in a 4000ha watershed. Binary transformation of percent cover followed by direct and indirect ordination indicated the

W Henry McNab; Sara A. Browning; Steven A Simon; Penelope E Fouts

1999-01-01

411

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh.

412

OCCUPATIONAL CHOICE AND MOBILITY IN THE URBANIZING PIEDMONT OF NORTH CAROLINA.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THIS IS A STUDY OF OCCUPATIONAL CHOICE AND OCCUPATIONAL CAREER PATTERNS IN TWO NORTH CAROLINA COMMUNITIES. THE OBJECTIVES WERE (1) TO EXPLORE ORIENTATIONS OF INDIVIDUALS TOWARD VARIOUS GROUPS WHICH INFLUENCE THEM, AND (2) TO DETERMINE THE VALUE ORIENTATIONS OF THESE INDIVIDUALS. SAMPLES OF 400 ADULT WHITE MALE WORKERS WERE DRAWN FROM EACH BLOCK…

SIMPSON, RICHARD L.; AND OTHERS

413

Guide to development of small hydroelectric and microhydroelectric projects in North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

A guide to the development of small-scale hydroelectric projects in North Carolina is presented. The guide provides a potential developer with a simplified method of evaluating whether a project warrants additional investments of time and money. Information is presented on regulatory analysis, engineering analysis, microhydro development, environmental analysis, power marketing factors, and financing factors. Appendixes present information on where to

J. L. Warren; P. Gallimore

1983-01-01

414

North Carolina's Communicable-Disease Laws and Regulations Amended in Response to AIDS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes some of the features of North Carolina's communicable-disease laws and regulations focusing on the problem of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that is the cause of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Addresses students and HIV, employees and HIV, and confidentiality. (MLF)

Koeze, Jeffrey S.

1988-01-01

415

The North Carolina Department of Commerce: a healthy workforce promotes economic security.  

PubMed

To thrive economically, North Carolina needs a healthy, productive workforce. The public and private sectors should collaborate on the prevention and management of chronic diseases, which significantly impact the state's economy. Evidence-based prevention strategies should be prioritized, and communities should be designed with public health considerations in mind. PMID:23033714

Smith, Libby; Morck, John

2012-01-01

416

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Davison, Pamela

417

MULTIMEDIA CHEMICAL ANALYSIS PLAN FOR CHILDREN'S AGGREGATE EXPOSURE FIELD STUDIES IN NORTH CAROLINA AND OHIO  

EPA Science Inventory

The samples collected in the CTEPP North Carolina and Ohio field campaigns were analyzed for a suite of organic chemicals in various compound classes, chosen because of their possible carcinogenicity, acute or chronic toxicity, or potential for endocrine system disruption. The...

418

Homicide and Suicide Among the Cherokee and Lubee Indians of North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Cherokee and Lumbee, the two major Indian populations in North Carolina, have exhibited similarities in patterns of homicide and suicide. Both Indian populations have higher rates of homicidal than of suicidal death. Yet in 1972-73, the Lumbee homicide rates was considerably higher than that for the Cherokee, but the Cherokee's suicide rate exceeded that for the Lumbee. During 1974-1976,

John A. Humphrey; Harriet J. Kupferer

1982-01-01

419

Backtracking from Oklahoma to North Carolina: An Interview with Robert J. Conley.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An author of historical fiction about the Cherokee Indians discusses how stories told by his Cherokee grandmother were woven into his books, differences between Cherokee reservation life in Oklahoma and North Carolina, the Cherokee education system, the writing system that Sequoyah developed, and the "ugly realities" of being a full-time writer.…

Conley, Robert J.

2001-01-01

420

78 FR 9729 - Eastern States: Filing of Plat of Survey, North Carolina  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...representing the dependent resurvey of a portion of the Qualla Indian Boundary, lands held in trust for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Swain County, in the State of North Carolina. This was accepted December 19, 2012. The official filing of...

2013-02-11

421

Health survey of wild and captive bog turtles (Clemmys muhlenbergii) in North Carolina and Virginia.  

PubMed

Blood samples, fecal samples, and cloacal swabs were collected from 42 bog turtles (Clemmys muhlenbergii). including 14 wild males, 22 wild females, three captive males, and three captive females, in Virginia and North Carolina, USA. Samples were analyzed for hematologic and plasma chemistry values, Mycoplasma sp. antibodies, intestinal parasites, and normal cloacal flora. PMID:12564526

Brenner, Deena; Lewbart, Gregory; Stebbins, Martha; Herman, Dennis W

2002-12-01

422

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Zagacki, Kenneth S.; Gallagher, Victoria J.

2009-01-01

423

The North Carolina Partnership Training System: Distance Education Project. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This final report describes accomplishments and activities of the North Carolina Partnership Training System Distance Education Project, a 3-year federally supported project to establish a distance education personnel development program to prepare more qualified and certified teachers for students with behavioral and/or emotional handicaps (BEH),…

North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill.

424

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study analyzes the policy process through which two states determined education beneficiary programs of newly adopted state lotteries. Tennessee, in 2003, followed the regional pattern of allocating all lottery proceeds to merit-based college scholarships. North Carolina, in 2005, bucked this trend by allotting no lottery revenue for merit…

Ness, Erik C.; Mistretta, Molly A.

2009-01-01

425

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

1977-01-01

426

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

1997-01-01

427

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

428

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

PubMed Central

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

Estes, Chris; Lee, Christopher

2009-01-01

429

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gorham, Laura S.

430

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kazar, David Byron

431

Early Life History of Blueback Herring and Alewife in the Lower Roanoke River, North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

Seasonal distribution, abundance, habitat use, hatch dates, growth, and mortality of larval blueback herring Alosa aestivalis and alewife A. pseudoharengus were studied in the Roanoke River watershed, downstream from the Roanoke Rapids Dam in North Carolina. Ichthyoplankton was sampled from man-made canals, a creek, an oxbow, a flooded bottomland hardwood forest, the main river channel, and along the river's edge.

Harvey J. Walsh; Lawrence R. Settle; David S. Peters

2005-01-01

432

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Land, Kenneth C.; McCall, Patricia L.

433

Comparison of Satellite-Derived Snow Maps with a Focus on Ephemeral Snow in North Carolina.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In this paper, we focus on the attributes and limitations of four commonly-used daily snowcover products with respect to their ability to map ephemeral snow in central and eastern North Carolina. We show that the Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiome...

C. M. Fuhrmann D. A. Robinson D. K. Hall G. A. Riggs J. L. Foster L. B. Perry

2010-01-01

434

Accentuate the Positive! North Carolina Band Director Boosts His Students' Confidence and Earns Statewide Leadership Role  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author shares the background of James Daugherty in music education, a band director who was elected to serve as president of the North Carolina Bandmasters Association, the highest leadership role for a band director in the state. His passion for music only grew in high school, where he gleaned both musical and life lessons…

Olson, Catherine Applefeld

2009-01-01

435

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

436

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

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

2010-01-01

437

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

1993-03-01

438

Emergency department visits by patients with mental health disorders--North Carolina, 2008-2010.  

PubMed

Patients with mental health disorders (MHDs) use the emergency department (ED) for acute psychiatric emergencies, for injuries and illnesses complicated by or related to their MHD, or when psychiatric or primary-care options are inaccessible or unavailable. An estimated 5% of ambulatory-care visits in the United States during 2007-2008 were made by patients with primary mental health diagnoses. To measure the incidence of ED visits in North Carolina with MHD diagnostic codes (MHD-DCs), the Carolina Center for Health Informatics (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) analyzed ED visits occurring during the period 2008-2010 captured by the North Carolina Disease Event Tracking and Epidemiologic Collection Tool (NC DETECT). This report describes the results of that analysis, which indicated that nearly 10% of ED visits had one or more MHD-DCs assigned to the visit and the rate of MHD-DC-related ED visits increased seven times as much as the overall rate of ED visits in North Carolina during the study period. Those with an MHD-DC were admitted to the hospital from the ED more than twice as often as those without MHD-DCs. Stress, anxiety, and depression were diagnosed in 61% of MHD-DC-related ED visits. The annual rate of MHD-DC-related ED visits for those aged ?65 years was nearly twice the rate of those aged 25-64 years; half of those aged ?65 years with MHD-DCs were admitted to the hospital from the ED. Mental health is an important component of public health (4). Surveillance is needed to describe trends in ED use for MHDs to develop strategies to prevent hospitalization, improve access to ambulatory care, and develop new ways to provide ED care for the elderly with MHDs. PMID:23760188

2013-06-14

439

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2014-06-01

440

StreamStats in North Carolina: a water-resources Web application  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A statewide StreamStats application for North Carolina was developed in cooperation with the North Carolina Department of Transportation following completion of a pilot application for the upper French Broad River basin in western North Carolina (Wagner and others, 2009). StreamStats for North Carolina, available at http://water.usgs.gov/osw/streamstats/north_carolina.html, is a Web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) application developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in consultation with Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (Esri) to provide access to an assortment of analytical tools that are useful for water-resources planning and management (Ries and others, 2008). The StreamStats application provides an accurate and consistent process that allows users to easily obtain streamflow statistics, basin characteristics, and descriptive information for USGS data-collection sites and user-selected ungaged sites. In the North Carolina application, users can compute 47 basin characteristics and peak-flow frequency statistics (Weaver and others, 2009; Robbins and Pope, 1996) for a delineated drainage basin. Selected streamflow statistics and basin characteristics for data-collection sites have been compiled from published reports and also are immediately accessible by querying individual sites from the web interface. Examples of basin characteristics that can be computed in StreamStats include drainage area, stream slope, mean annual precipitation, and percentage of forested area (Ries and others, 2008). Examples of streamflow statistics that were previously available only through published documents include peak-flow frequency, flow-duration, and precipitation data. These data are valuable for making decisions related to bridge design, floodplain delineation, water-supply permitting, and sustainable stream quality and ecology. The StreamStats application also allows users to identify stream reaches upstream and downstream from user-selected sites and obtain information for locations along streams where activities occur that may affect streamflow conditions. This functionality can be accessed through a map-based interface with the user’s Web browser, or individual functions can be requested remotely through Web services (Ries and others, 2008).

Weaver, J. Curtis;Terziotti, Silvia; Kolb, Katharine R.; Wagner, Chad R.

2012-01-01

441

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2012-12-01

442

Documentation of Data Collection in Currituck Sound, North Carolina and Virginia, 2006-2007  

USGS Publications Warehouse

During 2006 and 2007, scientists from Elizabeth City State University, North Carolina Estuarine Research Reserve, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Geological Survey collected hydrologic and water-quality data at nine sites in and around Currituck Sound. Hydrologic and water-quality data were collected at five tributary sites--the Northwest River near Moyock, Tull Creek near Currituck, and Intracoastal Waterway near Coinjock in North Carolina, and the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal near Princess Anne, and the North Landing River near Creeds in Virginia. In addition, data were collected at one site at the mouth of Currituck Sound (Currituck Sound at Point Harbor, North Carolina). Only water-quality data were collected at three sites in Currituck Sound and Back Bay-Currituck Sound near Jarvisburg, and Upper Currituck Sound near Corolla in North Carolina, and Back Bay near Back Bay in Virginia. The hydrologic data included water elevation and velocity, and discharge. The water-quality data included discrete samples and continuous measurements of water temperature, specific conductance, dissolved oxygen, pH, turbidity, and chlorophyll a. The hydrologic and water-quality data collected for this study were quality assured by the U.S. Geological Survey and stored in the National Water Information System database. The data collected for this project are being used to develop an unsteady multidimensional hydrodynamic and water-quality model of Currituck Sound by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The purpose of this model is to provide the basis for planning and the development of best-management practices and restoration projects for Currituck Sound and its tributaries.

Fine, Jason M.

2008-01-01

443

North Carolina Parenting and Child Development Curriculum Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

444

Southeastern Community College: Catalyzing Economic Development in Rural North Carolina.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Virginia's Southeastern Community College (SCC) examined its service area and performance in the late 1980s and found that its enrollments had dropped while area unemployment rates were rising. Local officials estimated that nearly 2,000 manufacturing jobs had been lost in the service area--Columbus County--since the passage of the North American…

Regional Technology Strategies, Inc., Carrboro, NC.

445

Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina Revised Uniform Summary of Surface Weather Observations (RUSSWO). Parts A-F.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A six-part statistical data summary of surface observation climatology for: Seynour Johnson AFB, North Carolina. Summary consists of: Part A, Weather Conditions and Atmospheric Phenomena; Part B, Precipitation; Part C, Surface Winds; Part D, Ceiling and V...

1985-01-01

446

Cultural Resources Survey and Evaluation at Falls Lake, Wake, Durham and Granville Counties, North Carolina. Volume I. Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Archeological and historical investigations of the Falls Lake Reservoir project in Wake, Durham and Granville Counties, North Carolina, recorded 235 prehistoric and historic sites or structures. A research design based on sampling fractions of all major e...

1978-01-01

447

MANAGEMENT POLICY FOR THE ASSURANCE OF RESEARCH QUALITY, HEALTH EFFECTS RESEARCH LABORATORY, RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NORTH CAROLINA  

EPA Science Inventory

The document presents policies, goals, and an organizational structure for the implementation of a management policy for the Quality Assurance program in the Health Effects Research Laboratory, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Directed toward functional managers, a system ...

448

CRI Summer Conference (2005) on Inverse Scattering Held in Charlotte. North Carolina on May 30 - June 3, 2005.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Center for Optoelectronics and Optical Communications at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte hosted a workshop on Inverse Scattering from May 30th to June 3rd. Topics discussed included inverse surface reconstruction, inversion of objects in...

M. Fiddy S. I. Kabanikhin A. Ishimaru F. Zirilli G. Gbur

2005-01-01

449

78 FR 32442 - Record of Decision for the General Management Plan, Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia and North Carolina  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Decision for the General Management Plan, Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia and North Carolina...the General Management Plan (GMP) for Blue Ridge Parkway (parkway). On April 13...CONTACT: Superintendent Phil Francis, Blue Ridge Parkway, 199 Hemphill Knob...

2013-05-30

450

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...

451

Preliminary Survey Report: Hillcrest Veneer Plant, Burlington Furniture Industries, Inc., High Point, North Carolina, July 15, 1981,  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An onsite visit was made to the Hillcrest Veneer Facility of the Burlington Furniture Industries (SIC-2511) located in High Point, North Carolina to observe the processes involving adhesives, emphasizing the methods of application and the control measures...

V. D. Mortimer

1981-01-01

452

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...demonstration for the 1997 PM 2.5 standard, submitted on August 21, 2009, by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR), is adequate for transportation conformity purposes. EPA is also making an...

2010-03-01

453

76 FR 24474 - Adequacy Status of the Greensboro/Winston-Salem/Highpoint North Carolina 1997 Annual PM2.5  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...submitted on December 18, 2009, and supplemented on December 22, 2010, by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) are adequate for transportation conformity purposes. The Triad Area is comprised of...

2011-05-02

454

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...submitted on December 18, 2009, and supplemented on December 22, 2010, by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) are adequate for transportation conformity purposes. EPA is also making an...

2011-05-02

455

Impact of Price Reductions on the Long-Term Pavement Performance of HMA Mixes in North Carolina.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Article 105-3 of the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Standard Specifications for Road and Structures provides guidance on price adjustments for hot mix asphalt pavements that are not within reasonably close conformity with the specific...

O. El-Haggan S. Lee Y. Seo Y. R. Kim

2005-01-01

456

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2008-03-01

457

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...

458

An emergency medical services toolkit for improving systems of care for stroke in North Carolina.  

PubMed

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is partnering with the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors and the North Carolina Office of EMS to design, develop, and implement an emergency medical services (EMS) performance improvement toolkit to evaluate opportunities to improve the emergency identification and treatment of acute stroke. The EMS Acute Stroke Care Toolkit is being developed, tested, and implemented in all 100 counties in the state by the EMS Performance Improvement Center, the agency that provides technical assistance for EMS in North Carolina. The toolkit helps each EMS system in defining, measuring, and analyzing their system of care and promotes collaboration through public education, regional stroke planning with hospitals, EMS service configuration, EMS staffing patterns, EMS education, and timely care delivery. We outline the issues surrounding acute stroke care, the role of emergency medical systems in stroke care, and the components of the EMS Acute Stroke Care Toolkit designed to improve EMS systems and outcomes for stroke patients. PMID:19289010

Williams, Ishmael; Mears, Greg; Raisor, Cindy; Wilson, Jenny

2009-04-01

459

Funding of North Carolina Tobacco Control Programs Through the Master Settlement Agreement  

PubMed Central

Changing political and economic forces in 1 tobacco-dependent state, North Carolina, demonstrate how the interplay between these forces and public health priorities has shaped current allocation of Master Settlement Agreement funds. Allocation patterns demonstrate lawmakers’ changing priorities in response to changes in the economic climate; some of the agreement’s funds targeted to tobacco farmers appear to reflect objectives favored by tobacco manufacturers. Funds earmarked for health have underfunded youth tobacco prevention and tobacco control initiatives, and spending for tobacco farmers in North Carolina has not lived up to the rhetoric that accompanied the original agreement. We discuss the implications of these findings for future partnerships between public health advocates and workers as well as tobacco control strategies.

Jones, Alison Snow; Austin, W. David; Beach, Robert H.; Altman, David G.

2007-01-01

460

North Carolina climate changes reconstructed from tree rings: a.d. 372 to 1985.  

PubMed

Millennium-old bald cypres trees (Taxodium distichum [(L.) Rich.] have ben used to develop a 1614-year reconstruction of the June Palmer drought severity index for North Carolina. This proxy paleoclimatic record indicates that the growing season climate of North Carolina has undergone many changes between significantly different regimes of drought and wetness that persist for approximately 30 years. Alternating wet and dry regimes were particularly well developed during the Medieval Warm Epoch (A.D. 1000 to 1300). The record June droughts in 1985 and 1986 and the preceding three decades of much wetter than average conditions both appear to have been rare climatic events, equaled only five times each since A.D. 372. PMID:17798982

Stahle, D W; Cleaveland, M K; Hehr, J G

1988-06-10

461

A Survey of Organizational Practices in North Carolina Schools of Nursing Libraries *  

PubMed Central

Prompted by the apparent unavailability of published information regarding the cataloging practices in North Carolina schools of nursing libraries, this study was conducted using a questionnaire sent to the thirty-eight schools of nursing in the state. The “average” North Carolina school of nursing library is an autonomous facility administered by nonprofessional personnel or by a person with an undergraduate degree in a nonlibrary field. The materials are organized by the National Library of Medicine Classification and Medical Subject Headings in combination with the Library of Congress classification and subject headings, except for bound journals which are shelved alphabetically by exact title. It is recommended that separate school of nursing and hospital or medical school libraries be consolidated under a trained librarian in order to standardize and unify cataloging practices on the local level and to gain the advantages available through regional and national cooperation of health sciences libraries.

Lomax, Verna Sigmon

1971-01-01

462

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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.

Chapman, Melinda J.; Huffman, Brad A.

2011-01-01

463

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

1988-01-01

464

Comparison of Assertive Community Treatment Programs in Urban Massachusetts and Rural North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this pilot study, we compared teams in rural North Carolina (NC) and urban Massachusetts (MA) to examine the how sites\\u000a vary the implementation of the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model to respond to state and local circumstances. We analysed\\u000a and compared data on: client characteristics using the NC-TOPPS and a modified survey in MA; Regional Demographics and; Team\\u000a Characteristics.

Dan Siskind; Elizabeth Wiley-Exley

2009-01-01

465

Comparison of Soil Organic Matter in Created, Restored and Paired Natural Wetlands in North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

Soil organic matter (SOM) content is a key indicator of soil quality and is correlated to a number of important soil processes\\u000a that occur in wetlands such as respiration, denitrification, and phosphorus sorption. To better understand the differences\\u000a in the SOM content of created (CW), restored (RW), and paired natural wetlands (NWs), 11 CW\\/RW-NW pairs were sampled in North\\u000a Carolina.

Gregory L. Bruland; Curtis J. Richardson

2006-01-01

466

A descriptive analysis of the distribution of NBPTS-certified teachers in North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we use a unique data set that includes a panel of all teachers in North Carolina over a 4-year period (1996–1997 through 1999–2000) to describe the distribution of teachers certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) across classrooms, schools, and districts. The sorting of National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) across students is an important

Dan Goldhaber; Hyung-Jai Choi; Lauren Cramer

2007-01-01

467

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2012-01-01

468

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

Perry, Jr. , E. C.

1971-01-01

469

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

PubMed

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

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

1985-04-01

470

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kevin K. Moorhead

1999-01-01

471

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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.

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

1997-01-01

472

Maternal Deaths Due to Homicide and Other Injuries in North Carolina: 1992–1994  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: To determine the role of homicide and other injuries in maternal deaths in North Carolina over the three-year period from 1992 through 1994.Methods: Maternal deaths were identified from death certificates that indicated a maternal death and through an enhanced surveillance system that matches death certificates with live-birth and fetal-death certificates. Deaths were classified as direct, indirect, medically unrelated, or

Margaret Harper; Linn Parsons

1997-01-01

473

A Modeling Study of Eulerian and Lagrangian Aspects of Shelf Circulation off Duck, North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effects of wind-forced upwelling and downwelling on the continental shelf off Duck, North Carolina, are studied through experiments with a two-dimensional numerical primitive equation model. Moored and shipboard measurements obtained during August-November 1994 as part of the Coastal Ocean Processes (CoOP) Inner Shelf Study (ISS) are used for model-data comparisons. The model is initialized with realistic stratification and forced

B. T. Kuebel Cervantes; J. S. Allen; R. M. Samelson

2003-01-01

474

Guide to development of small hydroelectric and microhydroelectric projects in North Carolina  

SciTech Connect

A guide to the development of small-scale hydroelectric projects in North Carolina is presented. The guide provides a potential developer with a simplified method of evaluating whether a project warrants additional investments of time and money. Information is presented on regulatory analysis, engineering analysis, microhydro development, environmental analysis, power marketing factors, and financing factors. Appendixes present information on where to go for further information and action.

Warren, J.L.; Gallimore, P.

1983-01-01

475

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

1979-01-01

476

Towards Prenatal Biomonitoring in North Carolina: Assessing Arsenic, Cadmium, Mercury, and Lead Levels in Pregnant Women  

PubMed Central

Exposure to toxic metals during the prenatal period carries the potential for adverse developmental effects to the fetus, yet such exposure remains largely unmonitored in the United States. The aim of this study was to assess maternal exposure to four toxic metals (arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg), and lead (Pb)) in a cohort of pregnant women in North Carolina. We analyzed blood samples submitted to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services for blood typing to assess toxic metal levels in pregnant women (n?=?211) across six North Carolina counties. Whole blood metal concentrations were measured by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. The association between maternal characteristics, including county of residence, age, and race, and metal exposure was analyzed using multiple linear regression analysis. A large fraction of the blood samples showed detectable levels for each of the four metals. Specifically, As (65.7%), Cd (57.3%), Hg (63.8%), and Pb (100%) were detected in blood samples. Moreover, compared with adult females participating in the Fourth National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals and guidelines for pregnant women, some women in the sample population exceeded benchmark levels of Cd, Hg, and Pb. Evidence from this pilot study indicates that pregnant women in North Carolina are exposed to As, Cd, Hg, and Pb and suggests that factors related to maternal county of residence and race may impact maternal exposure levels. As increased levels of one or more of these metals in utero have been associated with detrimental developmental and reproductive outcomes, further study is clearly warranted to establish the impacts to newborns.

Sanders, Alison P.; Flood, Kaye; Chiang, Shu; Herring, Amy H.; Wolf, Leslie; Fry, Rebecca C.

2012-01-01

477

Application of Survey Techniques to the Dolphin, Coryphaena hippurus, Fishery of North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

North Carolina's dolphin fishery was surveyed in 1961 and 1962 to evaluate its importance to the offshore sport-fishing industry, and to develop suitable and reliable techniques for sampling a marine sport-fishery. As a prelude to the investigation, characteristics of the prominent offshore charter-boat fishery are described. Duration of the sport-fishing season, species captured, fishing methods, and economical aspects of the

Curt D. Rose; W. W. Hassler

1969-01-01

478

Inventory of Well Yields in Avery and Watauga Counties, North Carolina  

USGS Publications Warehouse

More than 1,500 well records were compiled for Avery and Watauga Counties, North Carolina, as part of a study of ground-water resources. Wells in this area of the Blue Ridge Physiographic Province produce water from the fractured-bedrock aquifer. Prior to this study, only about 132 wells were included in the U.S. Geological Survey's National Water Information System, as a result of a study conducted during the late 1960s. The large number of additional well records provide a better data set to evaluate the ground-water resources. From the more recent well inventory conducted in 2007, the range of well yields in these two counties is from 0 to 400 gallons per minute. Total depth of the wells ranged from 20 to 1,204 feet below land surface, and depth to primary fracture zones ranged from 25 to 1,000 feet below land surface. In many rural areas of North Carolina (NC), ground water is the sole resource for drinking water. With increasing population, many more wells are being drilled, and information on this important resource needs to be updated. In February 2007, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) initiated a study in cooperation with the High Country Council of Governments, through a grant received by the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center, to better quantify available ground-water resources in two rural counties (Avery and Watauga) in the northern North Carolina mountains. Many small towns in Avery and Watauga counties are dependent on wells from local fractured-bedrock aquifers, and local officials are concerned about the sustainability of the resource for support of economic development and population growth. In 2005, all residents in Avery County were served by ground-water resources, while 37 percent of the population in Watauga County was served by ground water (D.G. Smith, U.S. Geological Survey, written commun., 2007).

Huffman, Brad A.; Chapman, Melinda J.; Tighe, Kirsten C.; Terziotti, Silvia

2008-01-01

479

Aggregation dynamics along a salinity gradient in the Bach Dang estuary, North Vietnam  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Variations of the sticking properties of transparent exopolymeric particles (TEP) were investigated by studying the interactions between latex beads and TEP precursors collected along a salinity gradient in the Bach Dang estuary, North Vietnam. For each sampling station, a suspension of TEP and beads was prepared and the formation of mixed aggregates was monitored in the laboratory under controlled turbulence intensity. The number of beads attached to TEP per volume of TEP increased from 0.22 × 10 -3 ± 0.15 × 10 -3 ?m -3 to 5.33 × 10 -3 ± 1.61 × 10 -3 ?m -3, from low (<1) to high (>28) salinities, respectively. The sudden increase in TEP sticking properties from salinity 10 to 15 suggests the occurrence of an "aggregation web" resulting from the stimulation of aggregation processes. For a given turbulence level, the formation of large aggregates should be enhanced seaward. The presence of a higher fraction of large aggregates seaward is supported by the increase of the slope of the particle size spectra measured in situ. The observed increase in TEP sticking properties toward high salinities may affect the vertical export pump in estuaries. This study suggests that the transition from a low to a high physico-chemical reactivity of TEP along estuaries may result in a succession from recycling for salinity <10 to enhanced aggregation/sedimentation processes and export dominated systems for salinity >10.

Mari, Xavier; Torréton, Jean-Pascal; Bich-Thuy Trinh, Claire; Bouvier, Thierry; Van Thuoc, Chu; Lefebvre, Jean-Pierre; Ouillon, Sylvain

2012-01-01

480

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

PubMed Central

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

Wing, Steve; Freedman, Stephanie; Band, Lawrence

2002-01-01

481

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

PubMed

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

Wing, Steve; Freedman, Stephanie; Band, Lawrence

2002-04-01

482

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2014-07-01

483

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

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

2005-01-01

484

An aerial photographic census of Chesapeake Bay and North Carolina canvasbacks  

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

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

1985-01-01

485

Piloting a state health department accreditation model: the North Carolina experience.  

PubMed

Accreditation of state and local public health agencies is a major national priority. North Carolina, a national leader in the accreditation of local public health agencies, undertook a pilot project to evaluate a process for accreditation of the state health agency, the North Carolina divisions of public and environmental health. This pilot project evaluated the instrument and process of a state public health agency accreditation effort and provided information on agency performance. The pilot project used a modified national public health performance standards state instrument to assess state health agency capacity and performance. A site visit followed a self-assessment process conducted internally within the state health department. The pilot project revealed that public health performance standards are a useful framework for state-level standards, but that measurement should focus on stem questions to ensure measurement at an appropriate, not overly detailed, level and reduce the level of work needed to complete the self-assessment process. The project also identified major strengths within the North Carolina Division of Public Health and laid the foundation for ongoing performance improvement under the leadership of the state health director and senior staff. As a result of this experience, accreditation of state health agencies is feasible and provides immediate benefit to state health agency leadership with respect to performance and quality improvement. PMID:19202406

Reed, Joy; Pavletic, Denise; Devlin, Leah; Davis, Mary V; Beitsch, Leslie M; Baker, Edward L

2009-01-01

486

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Stockton, Margie B.; Richardson, Curtis J.

1987-09-01

487

Geologic framework of the northern North Carolina, USA inner continental shelf and its influence on coastal evolution  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The inner continental shelf off the northern Outer Banks of North Carolina was mapped using sidescan sonar, interferometric swath bathymetry, and high-resolution chirp and boomer subbottom profiling systems. We use this information to describe the shallow stratigraphy, reinterpret formation mechanisms of some shoal features, evaluate local relative sea-levels during the Late Pleistocene, and provide new constraints, via recent bedform evolution, on regional sediment transport patterns. The study area is approximately 290 km long by 11 km wide, extending from False Cape, Virginia to Cape Lookout, North Carolina, in water depths ranging from 6 to 34 m. Late Pleistocene sedimentary units comprise the shallow geologic framework of this region and determine both the morphology of the inner shelf and the distribution of sediment sources and sinks. We identify Pleistocene sedimentary units beneath Diamond Shoals that may have provided a geologic template for the location of modern Cape Hatteras and earlier paleo-capes during the Late Pleistocene. These units indicate shallow marine deposition 15–25 m below present sea-level. The uppermost Pleistocene unit may have been deposited as recently as Marine Isotope Stage 3, although some apparent ages for this timing may be suspect. Paleofluvial valleys incised during the Last Glacial Maximum traverse the inner shelf throughout the study area and dissect the Late Pleistocene units. Sediments deposited in the valleys record the Holocene transgression and provide insight into the evolutionary history of the barrier-estuary system in this region. The relationship between these valleys and adjacent shoal complexes suggests that the paleo-Roanoke River did not form the Albemarle Shelf Valley complex as previously proposed; a major fluvial system is absent and thus makes the formation of this feature enigmatic. Major shoal features in the study area show mobility at decadal to centennial timescales, including nearly a kilometer of shoal migration over the past 134 yr. Sorted bedforms occupy ~ 1000 km2 of seafloor in Raleigh Bay, and indicate regional sediment transport patterns between Capes Hatteras and Lookout that help explain long-term sediment accumulation and morphologic development. Portions of the inner continental shelf with relatively high sediment abundance are characterized by shoals and shoreface-attached ridges, and where sediment is less abundant, the seafloor is dominated by sorted bedforms. These relationships are also observed in other passive margin settings, suggesting a continuum of shelf morphology that may have broad application for interpreting inner shelf sedimentation patterns.

Thieler, E. Robert; Foster, David S.; Himmelstoss, Emily A.; Mallinson, David J.

2013-01-01

488

Loading of fecal indicator bacteria in North Carolina tidal creek headwaters: hydrographic patterns and terrestrial runoff relationships.  

PubMed

In the New River Estuary (NRE) in eastern North Carolina (NC), fecal indicator bacteria (FIB) levels exceed water quality standards, leading to closure of estuarine waters for shellfishing and classification of parts of the estuary as "impaired" per the Clean Water Act section 303(d) list. As a means to investigate fecal contamination and loading of FIB to the NRE, a continuous automated sampler (ISCO) outfitted with flow modules and water quality probes was placed in four first-order tidal creek headwaters. Total storm discharge and bacterial load for Escherichia coli (EC) and Enterococcus spp. (ENT) were calculated using graphical volumetric flow calculations and interpolation of FIB measurements over each storm's duration for 10 storms. Mean total load of 10(9)-10(12) EC and ENT cells (MPN) occurred over the course of each storm. Total storm loading, averaged across all storms, was as much as 30 and 37 times greater than equivalent duration of baseflow loading for EC and ENT, respectively. Within the first 30% of creek storm volume for all storms and all creeks combined, a mean cumulative load of only 37% and 44% of the total EC and ENT cells, respectively, was discharged, indicating these creeks are not demonstrating a 'first flush' scenario for FIB. The median storm Event Mean Concentrations (EMCs) were 6.37 × 10(2) and 2.03 × 10(2) MPN/100 mL, for EC and ENT, respectively, compared with median baseflow concentrations of 1.48 × 10(2) and 4.84 × 10(1) for EC and ENT, respectively, and were significantly different between base and storm flow events. FIB was correlated with TSS (weak), flow rate (strong), and different stages (base, rising, peak, and falling) of the hydrograph (strong). Pollutographs indicate large intra-storm variability of FIB, and the need for more intensive sampling throughout a storm in order to attain accurate FIB contaminant estimates. Instream sediment concentrations ranged from 5 to 478 (MPN/g) and 13 to 776 (MPN/g) for EC and ENT, respectively, indicating sediment as a source, but a minor reservoir. This overall approach for calculating loading in headwater tidal creeks is detailed. Accurate loading characterization of FIB during storms and dry weather conditions, and understanding intra-storm FIB concentrations, is imperative for understanding patterns of water quality impairment, establishing management planning, and developing appropriate mitigation strategies. PMID:20673947

Stumpf, Curtis H; Piehler, Michael F; Thompson, Suzanne; Noble, Rachel T

2010-09-01

489

Application of satellite remote sensing to North Carolina. Development of a monitoring methodology for trophic states of lakes in North Carolina  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Conjunctive study of four shallow coastal plain lakes in northeastern North Carolina and their LANDSAT-2 images demonstrates that it is possible to differentiate between the lakes and their respective trophic states on the basis of the multispectral scanner imagery. The year-long investigation established that monitoring of the trophic states of the lakes on a seasonal basis through application of color additive imagery enchancement techniques is possible. Utilizing a standard setting of the color additive viewer, an investigator can normalize the imagery to an internal standard of constant reflectance characteristics. By comparison of the false color renditions with a standard interference color chart combined with brightness measurements made on the viewer screen, one can relate the lake reflectances to their trophic states. Two or more bands of the imagery are required, and the present study established that for the lakes studied, Band 5 and Band 6 form a good combination.

Welby, C. W.; Holman, R. E.

1977-01-01

490

Peat deposits of Dismal Swamp pocosins: Camden, Currituck, Gates, Pasquotank, and Perquimans Counties, North Carolina  

SciTech Connect

Peat is present in the Dismal Swamp of northeastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia. In North Carolina the peat is in 4 separate deposits located west, northwest, and north of Elizabeth City. In a few infilled channels the peat is up to 12 ft thick but most of the peat lies in broad shallow depressions and increases in thickness from 0 ft at the margins to 6 to 8 ft in the interior of the deposits. The deposits in North Carolina occupy an area of 76,800 acres (120 sq mi) containing about 68 million tons of moisture-free peat. The deposits greater than 4 ft thick occupy an area of 34,700 acres containing about 43 million tons of peat. The peat lies to the east of the Suffolk Scarp on the Pamlico Terrace. The surface elevation of the peat ranges from 15 to 20 ft. Two main types of peat are present: (1) a brown, decomposed fibrous peat usually found at the base of the thicker peats, and (2) a black, fine-grained, highly decomposed peat that usually overlies the fibrous peat. Both peat types contain large amounts of wood. The moisture content ranges from 40 to 94% with an average of about 81% and usually increases with depth and total thickness of the peat. Away from the margins and bottoms of the deposits, the average ash content is about 7%. Heat values for moisture-free, low ash peats range from 8700 to 10,900 Btu/lb with a median of 10,100. The sulfur content ranges from 0.2 to 0.7% with a median of 0.3%.

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

1981-07-01

491

Floodflow characteristics of Filbin Creek at proposed interstate highway 526, north Charleston, South Carolina  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A study to determine the impact of two alternative construction plans for proposed interchange between the existing Interstate Highway 26 and Interstate Highway 526 in the Filbin Creek drainage basin near North Charleston, South Carolina was performed by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the South Carolina Department of Highways and Public Transportation. A computerized reservoir routing technique was used to route synthetic flood hydrographs through the basin system. Simulation results indicate that the new roadway will cause little or no change in water-surface elevations downstream of Interstate Highway 26. Upstream of Interstate Highway 26, approximately 0.5 foot of backwater will be created by either alternative during a 100-year flood as a result of the Interstate Highway 526 embankments and structures. (USGS)

Bohman, L. R.

1984-01-01

492

Plasma destruction of North Carolina`s hazardous waste based on hazardous waste generated between the years of 1989 and 1992  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this research is to analyze the applicability of the plasma waste destruction technology to North Carolina hazardous waste streams. This study outlines the current regulations, existing technologies, and innovative technologies being considered as hazardous waste treatment alternatives. From this foundation, the study proceeds to identify the superiority of the plasma waste destruction technology. Specific areas of discussion include: temperature capabilities, waste residence time requirements, destruction removal efficiencies, operational efficiencies, economic issues, safety, and maintenance. This study finds the plasma destruction technology to be fully effective and superior to conventional facilities. The technology completely destroys hydrocarbons and can reduce the volume of many other hazardous wastes on the order of one part per million. The required residence time of waste in a plasma facility for effective destruction is a fraction of a second, while the rotary kiln incinerator maintains an average residence time of approximately 5 seconds. Also mass and heat balance calculations are performed to quantify the effectiveness and efficiency of this technology. It is found that one day`s average amount of hazardous waste generated in the state of North Carolina can be destroyed in approximately thirty seconds using a standard one megawatt power source. Yet, before this technology is adopted as North Carolina`s primary hazardous waste destruction technology, further study is needed so that all issues considered in this research can be conducted in great detail.

Williams, D.L.

1994-12-31

493

Studies in Teaching: 2002 Research Digest. Research Projects Presented at Annual Research Forum (Winston-Salem, North Carolina, December 2002)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents the of an annual educational research forum held at Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, North Carolina) on December 11, 2002. A table of contents and 27 research studies of high school teaching are included. Studies include: Effects of the Earth/Environmental Science Requirement on High School Science Enrollment in North

McCoy, Leah P., Ed.

2002-01-01

494

The Impact of Regionalization of Pancreaticoduodenectomy for Pancreatic Cancer in North Carolina since 2004.  

PubMed

Pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) carries a significant risk. High-volume centers (HVCs) provide improved outcomes and regionalization is advocated. Rapid regionalization could, however, have detrimental effects. North Carolina has multiple HVCs, including an additional HVC added in late 2006. We investigated regionalization of PD and its effects before, and after, the establishment of this fourth HVC. The North Carolina Hospital Discharge Database was queried for all PDs performed during 2004 to 2006 and 2007 to 2009. Hospitals were categorized by PD volume as: low (one to nine/year), medium (10 to 19/year), and high (20/year or more). Mortality and major morbidity was assessed by comparing volume groups across time periods. Number of PDs for cancer increased 91 per cent (129 to 246 cases) at HVCs, whereas decreasing at low-volume (62 to 58 cases) and medium-volume (80 to 46 cases) centers. Percentage of PD for cancer performed at HVCs increased significantly (47.6 to 70.3%) while decreasing for low- and medium-volume centers (P < 0.001). Mortality was significantly less at HVCs (2.8%) compared with low-volume centers (10.3%) for 2007 to 2009. Odds ratio for mortality was significantly lower at HVCs during 2004 to 2006 (0.31) and 2007 to 2009 (0.34). Mortality for PD performed for cancer decreased from 6.6 to 4.6 per cent (P = 0.31). Major morbidity was not significantly different between groups within either time period; however, there was a significant increase in major morbidity at low-volume centers (P = 0.018). Regionalization of PD for cancer is occurring in North Carolina. Mortality was significantly lower at HVCs, and rapid regionalization has not detracted from the superior outcomes at HVCs. PMID:24887793

Swan, Ryan Z; Niemeyer, David J; Seshadri, Ramanathan M; Thompson, Kyle J; Walters, Amanda; Martinie, John B; Sindram, David; Iannitti, David A

2014-06-01

495

Suitability of Public Records for Evaluating Health Effects of Treated Sewage Sludge in North Carolina  

PubMed Central

BACKGROUND Exposure to potentially harmful agents because of waste disposal practices is receiving increased attention. Treated sewage sludge (TSS), or biosolid material, is the solid waste generated during domestic sewage treatment after it has undergone processes to reduce the number of pathogens and vector attractants. Application of TSS to land, which is the most common method for disposal, is promoted as a soil amendment and fertilizer. Few studies have examined the effects of land application on the health and quality of life of neighboring populations. We describe and summarize publicly available records that could be used to study the public health impact of practices associated with land application in North Carolina. METHODS We abstracted public records from the North Carolina Department of Natural Resources Division of Water Quality, to determine the following activities associated with land application of TSS in 8 counties in central North Carolina: the process for obtaining permits, reported applications, violations, documented concerns of residents, and penalties assessed. RESULTS The Division of Water Quality routinely collects records of permits and approvals for land application of TSS, amounts applied, and reported pollutant levels. Documentation was useful in summarizing land application practices, but lack of standardization in reporting was a concern. Research into the public health impacts of the land application program is hindered by inconsistency in documenting inspections and resident concerns. LIMITATIONS We were not able to validate state records with direct observation of land application of TSS. CONCLUSIONS Records from the Division of Water Quality would be of limited use in epidemiologic studies of the health effects of land application of biosolids. Information about locations, amounts, and dates of application are relevant to exposure potential, but additional information is needed for health investigations.

Keil, Alexander; Wing, Steven; Lowman, Amy

2011-01-01

496

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

...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),...

2010-02-19

497

78 FR 49265 - Adequacy Status of the North Carolina Portion of the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill Bi-State Area...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Carolina Portion of the Charlotte- Gastonia-Rock Hill Bi-State Area Maintenance Plan 8-Hour...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),...

2013-08-13

498

Baylisascaris procyonis in raccoons (Procyon lotor) from North Carolina and current status of the parasite in the USA.  

PubMed

Baylisascaris procyonis is an intestinal nematode of raccoons (Procyon lotor) that can cause fatal larva migrans in numerous species of birds and mammals, including humans. Historically, this parasite has been rare in the southeastern USA but recently has been reported in eastern Tennessee and isolated parts of Georgia and Florida. The objective of the current study was to investigate the distribution and prevalence of B. procyonis in raccoons from North Carolina. In western North Carolina, in counties bordering Tennessee, B. procyonis was detected in nine of 74 (12 %) raccoons sampled in 2010-2011. In general, worm burdens (average 20 worms) were low, but one raccoon had 122 adult worms. No difference was noted in prevalence by year or age, but significantly more males were infected compared with females. Sequences of the internal transcribed spacer 2 region from three samples were identical to B. procyonis. In central North Carolina (Guilford County), all 34 raccoons and 49 fecal samples tested were negative. Collation of data from previous studies conducted in the Southeast indicates that B. procyonis has been reported from numerous counties, but surveillance has been patchy and many negative results are >30 years old. These results indicate that B. procyonis is established in North Carolina and given the zoonotic and wildlife health implications of this parasite, additional surveillance in North Carolina and other southeastern states is warranted. PMID:23180125

Hernandez, Sonia M; Galbreath, Brianna; Riddle, Dennis F; Moore, Andrew P; Palamar, Maria B; Levy, Michael G; DePerno, Christopher S; Correa, Maria T; Yabsley, Michael J

2013-02-01

499

Seasonal occurrence of Lernaea cyprinacea on fishes in Belews Lake, North Carolina.  

PubMed

Prevalence, abundance, and mean intensity of Lernaea cyprinacea were monitored on 3 species of fishes from June 1984 through August 1986 in Belews Lake, North Carolina. Copepods were observed parasitizing fishes only during summer, when water temperatures exceeded 25 C. Infection levels in mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) and red shiners (Notropis lutrensis) were very low, but they were much higher in fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas). Infection levels do not appear to be related to the size of the host. Host differences in parasite prevalence may be due to the host habitats. PMID:2010869

Marcogliese, D J

1991-04-01

500

Pleistocene glaciation in the blue ridge province, southern appalachian mountains, north Carolina.  

PubMed

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

Berkland, J O; Raymond, L A

1973-08-17