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Digital flow model of the Chowan River estuary, North Carolina  

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

Daniel, C.C.

1977-01-01

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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 ...

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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 ...

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

EPA Science Inventory

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

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

ROBERT M. LEWIS; E. PETER H. WILKENS

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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.

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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...

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

Hightower, J.E.; Nesnow, C.

2006-01-01

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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.

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Winter winds and river discharge determine juvenile southern flounder ( Paralichthys lethostigma) recruitment and distribution in North Carolina estuaries  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Retrospective analyses of a 23 year data set on abundance of Age 0 southern flounder in 105 estuarine nursery areas in the coastal region of North Carolina showed that discernible temporal and spatial patterns exist among clusters of stations. Furthermore, these patterns could be quantitatively related to certain meteorological and hydrological variables, namely winds from the east-southeast (E-SE) and from the north-northeast (N-NE) sectors and river runoff, which explained up to 83% of the interannual variability in numbers. We developed a regression model using recent catch data (1987-2002) and used the model to hindcast an earlier segment of the time series (1979-1986). The model was found to be quite robust, and could predict year class strength within 1 to 80% in the test set of data. We interpret these results to mean that hydrodynamic factors are principally responsible for the observed interannual recruitment variability in southern flounder in NC, since the interannual pattern in abundance of Age 0 fish persists for 2 more years of adult life. Finally, we discuss the implications of the variable spatial distribution patterns for estimates of year class strength from juvenile abundance data. It is possible that estimates of year class strength with a useful level of confidence could be obtained from meteorological data during the larval migration period.

Taylor, J. Christopher; Miller, John M.; Pietrafesa, Leonard J.; Dickey, David A.; Ross, Steve W.

2010-07-01

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North Carolina AEGD Model.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Brantley, Frank

1991-01-01

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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

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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".

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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"

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Use of Continuous Resistivity Profiling to Detect Low-Salinity Ground Water Beneath the Upper Neuse River Estuary, North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Neuse River Estuary (NC) has recently experienced fish kills associated with low dissolved oxygen events and blooms of toxic dinoflagellates, along with other problems linked to eutrophication. As part of a larger project to constrain nutrient budgets, a field investigation was initiated in April 2004 to study occurrence and discharge of fresh and brackish ground water and nutrients beneath

J. F. Bratton; J. F. Crusius; J. K. Meunier; T. B. Spruill; B. M. Wrege

2004-01-01

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Use of Continuous Resistivity Profiling to Detect Low-Salinity Ground Water Beneath the Upper Neuse River Estuary, North Carolina  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Neuse River Estuary (NC) has recently experienced fish kills associated with low dissolved oxygen events and blooms of toxic dinoflagellates, along with other problems linked to eutrophication. As part of a larger project to constrain nutrient budgets, a field investigation was initiated in April 2004 to study occurrence and discharge of fresh and brackish ground water and nutrients beneath the estuary itself. A continuous resistivity profiling (CRP) system was used to map the depth of the freshwater-saltwater interface (FSI) in sub-estuarine ground water. A total of 154 km of lines surveyed yielded 108 km of high-quality data after processing. Typical depth penetration of the CRP system was 20 to 27 m below the sediment surface. Patterns observed in the data included downstream and offshore deepening of the FSI in sub-estuarine ground water, as well as offshore plumes of low-salinity water beneath shoals and in buried paleochannels. In transects near the head of the NW-SE trending upper estuary, the resistivity-defined FSI (> 25 ohm-m) was 11-18 m below the sediment surface. Shore-parallel tracks collected less than 800 m from shore in < 3 m of water indicated that the FSI along the northeast shore and most of the southwest shore of the estuary was > 10 m below the sediment surface, with isolated zones where the FSI was at or near the sediment surface, and longer stretches with the FSI > 24 m deep. An exception to this was an area of apparent discharge along approximately 6 km of 9-m-high bluffs in the Riverdale area of the southwestern shore. Offshore data collected parallel to the estuary axis between Cherry Point and Thurman showed no significant low-salinity ground water in the eastern half of the upper estuary, except for a few plumes extending offshore from the south shore. One of these plumes originated at a discharge area adjacent to Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station and extended at least halfway across the estuary, with the depth of the FSI increasing with distance from shore. Available seismic data indicate that the plume may lie in a buried paleochannel. Elevated surface water concentrations of radon are also consistent with discharge in this area. A second plume was observed extending beneath a shoal offshore from Cherry Point, with the FSI at a depth of about 8 m out to the edge of the shoal.

Bratton, J. F.; Crusius, J. F.; Meunier, J. K.; Spruill, T. B.; Wrege, B. M.

2004-12-01

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North Carolina AEGD model.  

PubMed

The financial resource and expense management experience of the University of North Carolina Advanced Education in General Dentistry program has been presented. The program relies heavily on clinic productivity and effective financial management to counter challenges imposed by a diminishing state budget appropriation to the School of Dentistry and the lack of financial flexibility within the state university system. The School of Dentistry is firmly established and highly regarded within the university; administrative support for the program from within the school has been substantial and is ongoing. The program continues to actively pursue external funding applications; nonetheless, resource augmentation to date has been a largely internal matter through maximal and efficient use of existing means. PMID:1869704

Brantley, F

1991-08-01

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Graduate Students Serve North Carolina  

E-print Network

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

Crews, Stephen

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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)...

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40 CFR 81.334 - North Carolina.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... DESIGNATION OF AREAS FOR AIR QUALITY PLANNING PURPOSESSection...noted.North Carolina—Ozone (1-Hour Standard)2 ...noted.2 The 1-hour ozone standard...North Carolina—1997 8-Hour Ozone NAAQS (Primary and...

2013-07-01

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40 CFR 81.334 - North Carolina.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

... DESIGNATION OF AREAS FOR AIR QUALITY PLANNING PURPOSESSection...noted.North Carolina—Ozone (1-Hour Standard)2 ...noted. 2The 1-hour ozone standard...North Carolina—1997 8-Hour Ozone NAAQS (Primary and...

2014-07-01

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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...

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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...

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Anguilliform larvae collected off North Carolina  

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

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

2007-01-01

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40 CFR 81.334 - North Carolina.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... DESIGNATION OF AREAS FOR AIR QUALITY PLANNING PURPOSESSection...noted.North Carolina—Ozone (1-Hour Standard)2 ...noted.2 The 1-hour ozone standard...County XNorth Carolina—Ozone (8-Hour Standard)...

2010-07-01

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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

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

1984-04-01

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Meeting the Challenge in Rural North Carolina  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Barwick, Joseph T.

2004-01-01

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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.

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30 CFR 933.700 - North Carolina Federal program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...a rule is in the permanent program rule cited under the relevant...the North Carolina Federal program. (c) The rules in this...not preempted by this Federal program for North Carolina. (3...North Carolina's terrain, climate, biological,...

2012-07-01

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30 CFR 933.700 - North Carolina Federal program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...a rule is in the permanent program rule cited under the relevant...the North Carolina Federal program. (c) The rules in this...not preempted by this Federal program for North Carolina. (3...North Carolina's terrain, climate, biological,...

2011-07-01

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30 CFR 933.700 - North Carolina Federal program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...a rule is in the permanent program rule cited under the relevant...the North Carolina Federal program. (c) The rules in this...not preempted by this Federal program for North Carolina. (3...North Carolina's terrain, climate, biological,...

2014-07-01

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Lichen Checklist for North Carolina, USA  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Gary B. Perlmutter

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Eastern North Carolina: An Education Atlas.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wilms, Douglas C.

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Chloritoid-sillimanite assemblage from North Carolina.  

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

Milton, D.J.

1986-01-01

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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.

Robert R. Gotwals

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THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA CHAPEL HILL  

E-print Network

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

Newby, Gregory B.

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Jellyfish-human interactions in North Carolina.  

E-print Network

??This dissertation investigated potential drivers of jellyfish-human interactions in North Carolina. Jellyfish populations and human use of coasts are increasing; therefore jellyfish-human interactions are poised… (more)

Kaneshiro-Pineiro, Mahealani

2013-01-01

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A healthier economy for North Carolina.  

PubMed

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

Hood, John

2012-01-01

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Industrial Energy Conservation Potentials in North Carolina  

E-print Network

INDUSTRIAL ENERGY CONSERVATION POTENTIALS IN NORTH CAROLINA MONJED G. BARAKAT Chief Engineer Energy Analysis and Diagnostic Center North Carolina A & T State University HARMOHINDAR SINGH Associate Professor Architectural Engineering...; however, this luxury is not always affordable by the small and medium size manufacturers. The U.S. Department of Energy is helping these smaller companies by supporting Energy Analysis and Diagnostic Centers (EADC) at 13 universities throughout...

Barakat, M. G.; Singh, H.; Mallik, A. K.

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Higher Educational Opportunities in North Carolina. Higher Education In North Carolina.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This newsletter is designed to provide the prospective college student, whether freshman or transfer, with information about the availability of higher education in North Carolina, both public and private. It provides information on The University of North Carolina, community colleges, private senior colleges and universities, theological…

University of North Carolina Office of the President, 2004

2004-01-01

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INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT FOR NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOLS  

E-print Network

, Extension Associate, Urban IPM Michael Linker, IPM Coordinator, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences State University and North Carolina A&T State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The pest management professionals serving on the North

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North Carolina Maps: Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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Programs addressing health in North Carolina's schools.  

PubMed

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

Jones, David K

2008-01-01

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-1969-DR; Docket ID FEMA-2011-0001] North Carolina; Major...of a major disaster for the State of North Carolina (FEMA-1969-DR), dated April 19, 2011, and related...

2011-04-29

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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

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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.

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School Choice and the North Carolina Constitution  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There continues to be a significant debate as to the most effective means of providing North Carolina's children with the best possible education. The one point upon which a great majority agree is that, despite substantial increases in funding, public education is not meeting the needs of a large proportion of the state's students. This paper…

Roland, David

2006-01-01

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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.

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Daniel Morales North Carolina State University  

E-print Network

and Company, Indianapolis, IN Manufacturing Intern; Summer 2010 Conducted initial testing on a continuous processing Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN Manufacturing Intern; Summer 2009 Used Aspen Plus@ncsu.edu EDUCATION North Carolina State University Doctoral Candidate, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering May 2015

Velev, Orlin D.

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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

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Facilities Guidelines. North Carolina Public Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

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DISTRIBUTION OF PHYTOPLANKTON IN NORTH CAROLINA LAKES  

EPA Science Inventory

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

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Impact North Carolina: 21st Century Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes Impact North Carolina, a partnership program developed by Appalachian State University, AT&T, and Southern Bell that uses advanced communications technologies to enhance elementary and secondary education and inservice and preservice teacher education programs. Highlights include Integrated Services Digital Network, videoconferencing,…

Riedl, Richard; Carroll, Shannon

1993-01-01

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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

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RCP Local School Projects in North Carolina.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Regional Curriculum Project, Atlanta, GA.

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North Carolina Council of Vocational Teacher Educators. Proceedings of the Annual Summer Workshop (10th, Raleigh, North Carolina, August 1995).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains five research reports selected for presentation at a North Carolina research conference. The following are included: "An Examination of Various Shorthand Types and Their Usefulness in the North Carolina University Business Education Curriculum" (Carolyn S. Jewell); "Attitudes of North Carolina Principals toward Secondary…

Arnold, Vivian O., Ed.

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Lynn Stemmy Woerner; Courtney T. Hackney

1997-01-01

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Growth potential of juvenile southern flounder, Paralichthys lethostigma, in low salinity nursery areas of Pamlico sound, North Carolina, USA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Field growth experiments were conducted in cages during June–August 1993, to compare growth rates of juvenile southern flounder, Paralichthys lethostigma (standard length (SL) 37 to 70 mm), in historically utilized (two creeks) and underutilized (two creeks) low salinity nursery areas within the Pamlico River Estuary of Pamlico Sound, North Carolina. Growth rates from five sequential trials were used to estimate

Kathryn Y Guindon; John M Miller

1995-01-01

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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...

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Minerals yearbook, 1991: North Carolina. Annual report  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1993-05-01

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

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

2012-11-19

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

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

2012-07-23

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

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...Suite 410, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601-1418...hoops@dot.gov. FHWA North Carolina Division Office's...Planning and Environmental Studies, North Carolina Turnpike Authority...469-469(c)]; Native American Grave Protection...

2010-09-27

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Suite 410, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27601-1418...hoops@dot.gov. FHWA North Carolina Division Office's...Planning and Environmental Studies, North Carolina Turnpike Authority...469-469(c)]; Native American Grave Protection...

2012-03-13

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Smoky Air over North Carolina and Virginia  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

2002-01-01

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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

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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

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Water Resources Research Institute of the University of North Carolina  

E-print Network

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

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North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions Survey Interim Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since 2002, North Carolina, under the leadership of Governor Mike Easley and the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards Commission, has worked to improve understanding of a critical factor in student learning and teacher retention: the conditions under which teachers work. In 2006, 66 percent (more than 75,000) school-based licensed…

Hirsch, Eric; Emerick, Scott

2006-01-01

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Water Resources Research Institute of the University of North Carolina  

E-print Network

of Indicators to Distinguish Between Point and Non-Point Sources of Chemical Contamination in North Carolina of Chemical Contamination in North Carolina Streams Project Number: 2005NC44B Start Date: 3/1/2005 End Date: 2 the following: emerging contaminants (EDCs & PPCPs), drinking water protection, water supply/drought issues

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North Carolina tomorrow: building communities for tomorrow's jobs.  

PubMed

The North Carolina Tomorrow initiative develops the North Carolina Strategy for Economic Development based on economic development planning best practices, which can serve as a blueprint for creating an economically sustainable economy. It is made possible through government agency and private sector collaboration. Thought leaders from all sectors, including health care, are involved at the regional level. PMID:23033723

McKinney, Joe; Huskins, Betty R

2012-01-01

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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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Joyner, Randy L., Ed.

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

SciTech Connect

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

Hibbard, J.P.; Shell, G.S.; Wilkins, J.K. (North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States)); Samson, S.; Wortman, G. (Syracuse Univ., NY (United States). Dept. of Geology)

1994-03-01

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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.

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

2003-01-01

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...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

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Providing high-quality care in North Carolina nursing homes.  

PubMed

Quality in North Carolina's nursing facilities is intertwined in multiple dimensions of person-centered care, evidence-based practice, innovation, pursuit of continued excellence, meaningful relationships, and recognition of choice and autonomy. By striving to excel in their role of providing skilled nursing care for medically related acuity, North Carolina's nursing facilities have been a contributor to the growth of the long-term care continuum, enabling North Carolina to have an extensive and well-developed system of skilled care and home- and community-based service models. PMID:25237874

Welsh, Polly Godwin; Kivisto, Eric

2014-01-01

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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.

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Long-term care in North Carolina.  

PubMed

Much of long-term care is not considered health care, as it is custodial, social, and supportive. But excellent long-term care is also preventive, timely, and accessible, and it provides space for long-term care recipients to find joy and meaning in their lives. This issue of the NCMJ provides abroad overview of long-term care, practical information about programs in our state, and tips for how to make use of these programs. Commentaries and sidebars in this issue also highlight new ideas, innovation, and transformation. This issue brief sets the stage by describing major events that have shaped the current framework of long-term care services and supports. It also discusses current trends that are influencing long-term care, including the emphasis on quality improvement methods, culture change, health care reform, the influence of geriatrics in primary care, and the desire for home-based care. Although we are not yet where we want to be in North Carolina, we are moving toward a long-term care system that will serve all North Carolinians well. PMID:25237870

White, Heidi K

2014-01-01

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Design and Installation of SDI Systems in North Carolina  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

As a part of the humid Southeast, North Carolina’s climate, topography, soils, cropping systems, and water sources require special consideration when considering and implementing a subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) system. This publication is not a step-by-step design manual, but it will help you in ...

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CONSIDERING SHALE GAS EXTRACTION IN NORTH CAROLINA: LESSONS FROM OTHER  

E-print Network

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

Jackson, Robert B.

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Education and Poverty in Western North Carolina: An Institutional Inquiry.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes a summer institute on poverty offered for graduate degree credit through Western Carolina University. The institute targeted western North Carolina educators by inviting 18 regional school districts to sponsor one participant each. Speaker and seminar topics centered on the nature of poverty, its pervasiveness, its…

Ginn, Linda

85

The University of North Carolina Systemwide Professional Science Master's Program  

E-print Network

Association (AFA), ARCADIS US, Archer Daniels Midland Alliance (ADM Nutrition), Argos Therapeutics, A Therapeutics, Bioptigen, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, blue dog NETWORK, Branch Banking, DAK Americas, Danisco Animal Nutrition, DataFlux, David

Parker, Matthew D. Brown

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75 FR 65389 - North Carolina Disaster #NC-00030  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

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

2010-10-22

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75 FR 68848 - North Carolina Disaster Number NC-00030  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...disaster for the State of North Carolina (FEMA-1942-DR), dated 10/14/2010. Incident: Severe Storms, Flooding, and Straight-line Winds associated with remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole. Incident Period: 09/27/2010 through...

2010-11-09

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30 CFR 933.700 - North Carolina Federal program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...stringent environmental control and regulation of...stringent environmental controls. (1) North Carolina...publicly owned park, forest, or recreation area...by the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act...climate, biological, chemical, or other...

2010-07-01

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University of North Carolina at Greensboro Animal Facility  

E-print Network

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

Saidak, Filip

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"Among North Carolina's illustrious achievers during this half century,  

E-print Network

, clockwise: Park's parents, I.A. and Laura France Park; the 1931 NC State yearbook, Agromeck; Park's senior of North Carolina #12;This page: Park in a promotional photo for the Agricultural Advertising and Research

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{00016140.DOC} THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL  

E-print Network

{00016140.DOC} THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT considers detrimental to, or incompatible with, the interests, harmony, comfort or welfare of the program

Sekelsky, Jeff

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Wind Powering America: The Next Steps in North Carolina  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2013-06-18

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75 FR 55594 - North Carolina; Emergency and Related Determinations  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket...ID FEMA-2010-0002] North Carolina; Emergency and Related Determinations AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION:...

2010-09-13

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76 FR 61726 - North Carolina; Emergency and Related Determinations  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket...ID FEMA-2011-0001] North Carolina; Emergency and Related Determinations AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION:...

2011-10-05

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30 CFR 933.700 - North Carolina Federal program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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

2013-07-01

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76 FR 38262 - North Carolina Disaster Number NC-00033  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...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

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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.

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1988-11-01

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104. North Carolina Route 1130 grade separation structure at Air ...  

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

104. North Carolina Route 1130 grade separation structure at Air Bellows Gap. Detail of the stepped wing wall. Looking southwest. - Blue Ridge Parkway, Between Shenandoah National Park & Great Smoky Mountains, Asheville, Buncombe County, NC

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103. North Carolina Route 1130 grade separation structure at Air ...  

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

103. North Carolina Route 1130 grade separation structure at Air Bellows Gap. Elevation view of concrete slab bridge built in 1937. Looking southeast. - Blue Ridge Parkway, Between Shenandoah National Park & Great Smoky Mountains, Asheville, Buncombe County, NC

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105. North Carolina Route 1130 grade separation structure at Air ...  

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

105. North Carolina Route 1130 grade separation structure at Air Bellows Gap. View showing the access road from the parkway. - Blue Ridge Parkway, Between Shenandoah National Park & Great Smoky Mountains, Asheville, Buncombe County, NC

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78 FR 66983 - North Carolina Disaster #NC-00057  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Assistance Only for the State of North Carolina (FEMA-4153-DR), dated 10/29/2013. Incident: Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides. Incident Period: 07/27/2013. Effective Date: 10/29/2013. Physical Loan Application...

2013-11-07

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Diversity of hydric soils in North Carolina, USA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hydric soils are used as supportive evidence for wetland delineations by federal and state agencies and by the private sector\\u000a in North Carolina, USA. An analysis of hydric soil distribution and hydric soil characteristics was conducted with county\\u000a soil surveys and soil taxonomy of the USA. Approximately 100 hydric soils have been used for soil mapping in North Carolina,\\u000a and

Kevin K. Moorhead

1990-01-01

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A geochemical atlas of North Carolina, USA  

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

Reid, J.C.

1993-01-01

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Silica Content of a Mesohaline Tidal Marsh in North Carolina  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Studies of silicon (Si) cycling in estuarine systems have primarily focused on terrestrial inputs, benthic fluxes and uptake and recycling of Si by diatoms. However, intertidal marsh vegetation, which often covers a large area and contributes a high biomass to estuarine systems, also contains Si. Silica contents of two marsh plants, Spartina alterniflora and Juncus roemerianus, were measured in a mesohaline tidal marsh in the Cape Fear River estuary, North Carolina. Plant silica contents in the two species were significantly different in three age categories with new culms having the lowest and dead culms having the highest silica content. Mean silica contents in S. alterniflora were 4·1, 5·2 and 7·8 mg g -1dry biomass in new, mature and dead culms, respectively. Mean silica contents in J. roemerianus were 0·67, 4·2 and 9·2 mg -1dry biomass in new, mature and dead culms, respectively. Porewater dissolved silicic acid (DSi) was measured at three depths (0-10, 11-20 and 21-30 cm) and was lowest in the upper 10 cm. Mean porewater DSi concentrations were 198 ?M from January to May and 295 ?M from June to September. Sediment biogenic silica content (BSi) was 0·76 and 1·0% in J. roemerianus and S. alterniflora vegetative zones, respectively. Biomass estimates were used to obtain an estimate of the amorphous silica inventory of the marsh. Vascular plants and sediments contained approximately 7·1 g SiO 2 m -2and 82·0 g SiO 2 m -2, respectively. These data indicate that intertidal marshes may be an important reservoir of Si in estuarine systems.

Norris, A. R.; Hackney, C. T.

1999-10-01

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Environmental injustice in North Carolina's hog industry.  

PubMed Central

Rapid growth and the concentration of hog production in North Carolina have raised concerns of a disproportionate impact of pollution and offensive odors on poor and nonwhite communities. We analyzed the location and characteristics of 2,514 intensive hog operations in relation to racial, economic, and water source characteristics of census block groups, neighborhoods with an average of approximately 500 households each. We used Poisson regression to evaluate the extent to which relationships between environmental justice variables and the number of hog operations persisted after consideration of population density. There are 18.9 times as many hog operations in the highest quintile of poverty as compared to the lowest; however, adjustment for population density reduces the excess to 7.2. Hog operations are approximately 5 times as common in the highest three quintiles of the percentage nonwhite population as compared to the lowest, adjusted for population density. The excess of hog operations is greatest in areas with both high poverty and high percentage nonwhites. Operations run by corporate integrators are more concentrated in poor and nonwhite areas than are operations run by independent growers. Most hog operations, which use waste pits that can contaminate groundwater, are located in areas with high dependence on well water for drinking. Disproportionate impacts of intensive hog production on people of color and on the poor may impede improvements in economic and environmental conditions that are needed to address public health in areas which have high disease rates and low access to medical care as compared to other areas of the state. Images Figure 1 Figure 2 Figure 3 Figure 4 Figure 5 Figure 6 PMID:10706528

Wing, S; Cole, D; Grant, G

2000-01-01

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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

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The Clam-Kicking Fishery of North Carolina  

E-print Network

The Clam-Kicking Fishery of North Carolina JAMES F. GUTHRIE and CURTIS W. LEWIS James F. Guthrie Laboratory. Table 1.-Annual catch and value of hard clams landed in Carteret County, N.C., and in all North the kicked areas, the fIsherman picked up the exposed clams with a rake. This process was repeated after more

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China’s Impact on North Carolina’s Major Industries  

E-print Network

In many ways, North Carolina is a microcosm of the U.S. economy. The main industries in the state are remarkably diverse: traditional manufacturing, such as textiles, apparel, and furniture; a multitude of knowledge-intensive industries, including information technology (semiconductors, laptop and mainframe computers, customized and open-source software), biotechnology (pharmaceuticals, biomanufacturing, medical devices), and nanotechnology; business services, like banking and finance; and agriculture and resource-based sectors, such as tobacco and hog farming, respectively. To be successful, each of these industries has required supportive government policies, strong and visionary corporate leadership, and dynamic labor markets in order to adjust to the rapid pace of economic change in recent decades. Globalization has profoundly affected North Carolina, as it has other parts of the United States and indeed every region of the world. The growth of international trade has meant greater competition from imports, but also increased export opportunities; direct foreign investment has been a boon to our technology-oriented industries, and it also has been a conduit for many North Carolina firms to expand their overseas operations; and immigration has attracted both low-wage and high-skilled workers and professionals, which have helped to fuel the state’s economic growth while placing additional demands on educational and social service institutions. NCGE website To sort out the complex effects of globalization on the North Carolina economy, Duke University has created a North Carolina in the Global Economy (NCGE) website

Gary Gereffi

2007-01-01

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

Bales, J.D.

2003-01-01

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ABUNDANCE AND DISTRIBUTION OF YOUNG ATLANTIC MENHADEN, Brevoortia tyrannus, IN THE WHITE OAK RIVER ESTUARY,  

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ESTUARY, NORTH CAROLINA E. PETER H. WILKENS' AND ROBERT M. LEWIS" ABSTRACT The effect of salinity menhaden in an estuary was investigated. Most menhaden larvae entered the estuary in March after the water they transformed into juveniles. More larvae were caught in the lower estuary on flood tide. After transformation

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

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

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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

2013-07-01

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Vulpia: Contributions from the North Carolina State Herbarium  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2002-01-01

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

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

Tullos, Desiree

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76 FR 23832 - North Carolina; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration  

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...Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-1969-DR; Docket ID FEMA-2011-0001] North Carolina; Amendment...disaster declaration for the State of North Carolina (FEMA-1969-DR), dated April 19, 2011, and related...

2011-04-28

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76 FR 40740 - North Carolina; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration  

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...Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-1969-DR; Docket ID FEMA-2011-0001] North Carolina; Amendment...disaster declaration for the State of North Carolina (FEMA-1969-DR), dated April 19, 2011, and related...

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76 FR 29256 - North Carolina; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration  

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...Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-1969-DR; Docket ID FEMA-2011-0001] North Carolina; Amendment...disaster declaration for the State of North Carolina (FEMA-1969-DR), dated April 19, 2011, and related...

2011-05-20

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Trends in Health Disparities in North Carolina by Region 1 July 2011 Satomi Imai, Ph. D.  

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in Health Status and Health Risk Factors in North Carolina by Region : Data from the Behavioral Risk Factor ....................................................................................................................... 15 Hypertension

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Surf City and North Topsail Beach North Carolina, Coastal Storm Damage Reduction; Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact  

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Surf City and North Topsail Beach North Carolina, Coastal Storm Damage Reduction; Integrated of the Surf City and North Topsail Beach draft feasibility report and EIS. The Battelle IEPR panel reviewed the draft Surf City and North Topsail Beach North Carolina Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Integrated

US Army Corps of Engineers

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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

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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.

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78 FR 23847 - Drawbridge Operation Regulations; North Carolina Cut, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW...  

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...Drawbridge Operation Regulations; North Carolina Cut, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW...AIWW mile 283.1, over the North Carolina Cut, at Wrightsville Beach, NC. This rule...AIWW mile 283.1, over the North Carolina Cut, at Wrightsville Beach, NC has...

2013-04-23

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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.

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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.

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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.

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North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources

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History of the Federal Fisheries Laboratory at Beaufort, North Carolina  

E-print Network

History of the Federal Fisheries Laboratory at Beaufort, North Carolina CHARLES S. MANOOCH, III Laboratory, Southeast Fish eries Center, National Marine Fisheries Service. NOAA, Beaufort, NC 28516. 72 was founded with a re gional responsibility to learn the life histories of marine animals and plants

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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA OFFICE OF STATE HUMAN RESOURCES  

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

Thaxton, Christopher S.

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Migrant Farmworker Housing Regulation Violations in North Carolina  

PubMed Central

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

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

2013-01-01

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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

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North Carolina Approved Teacher Education Programs. February 1999.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

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Preventing Childhood Obesity: Policy and Practice Strategies for North Carolina  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

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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

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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.

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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.

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77 FR 69692 - North Carolina Disaster #NC-00046  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

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

2012-11-20

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011

2011-01-01

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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...

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Professional Certification Program Pays Off in North Carolina.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

North Carolina's Professional Certification Program, established in 1986, is an effort to professionalize the status of school finance officer and provide appropriate remuneration. Finance officers are now required to satisfy 7 standards and to renew their certification annually by completing 24 contract hours in position-related minicourses and…

Wall, Jimmie E.

1990-01-01

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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.

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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

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NC STATE UNIVERSITY College of Engineering North Carolina Solar Center  

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and the Town of Stallings will also purchase their first alternative fuel vehicle, a NEV, to provide by the University. A number of technologies are available to reduce harmful emissions from existing diesel enginesNC STATE UNIVERSITY College of Engineering North Carolina Solar Center Room 210, McKimmon Center

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Branching Out: The North Carolina Forest Stewardship Activity Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Chesson, Gail

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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...

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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

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North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Drug Education Policy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Welborne, Sullivan; And Others

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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

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Characterization of marine debris in North Carolina salt marshes  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Shay Viehman; Jenny L. Vander Pluym; Jennifer Schellinger

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University of North Carolina Time Information Management (TIM)  

E-print Network

University of North Carolina Time Information Management (TIM) Managers TIM Administrators The purpose of this manual is to prepare the Managers and TIM Administrators to review, maintain and approve timecard at the end of the pay period. July 2009 Volume 1 Time Information Management (TIM) User Guide #12

Crews, Stephen

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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

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State Norms for the North Carolina Testing Program. 1998 Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication provides a reference for educators and others interested in conducting comparative studies relative to North Carolina tests. It includes norms, tables, and other statistical information for all state-developed tests (state-mandated and local-option tests for which baseline data are available) that were administered during the…

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

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Education Finance Litigation in North Carolina: Distinguishing "Leandro"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lange, George; Wood, R. Craig

2006-01-01

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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...

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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

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A History of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University  

E-print Network

Board $ 154 Total $ 324 #12;1925-1935 ChE Employment Opportunities Chemicals & Explosives - DuPont OilA History of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University Russ O'Dell Class of 1975;Origins of Chemical Engineering 1880 Society of Chemical Engineers (London) 1885 Course in Chemical

Velev, Orlin D.

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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.

159

North Carolina Community Colleges Provide for Latino Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Winecoff, Bonnie Watts

2009-01-01

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Goals for Education. Challenge to Lead: North Carolina  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Southern Regional Education Board adopted Challenge to Lead education goals to focus and hold attention on educational improvement in its 16 states. This report provides an overview of North Carolina's progress toward meeting these important goals. Challenge to Lead asserts: "With almost half of the new jobs created in America in the 1990s,…

Southern Regional Education Board, 2004

2004-01-01

161

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.

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76 FR 56856 - North Carolina Disaster Number NC-00037  

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...disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of North Carolina (FEMA-4019-DR), dated 09/01/2011. Incident: Hurricane Irene. Incident Period: 08/25/2011 through 09/01/2011. Effective Date: 09/01/2011. Physical Loan...

2011-09-14

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76 FR 66110 - North Carolina Disaster Number NC-00036  

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

2011-10-25

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76 FR 59180 - North Carolina Disaster Number NC-00037  

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...disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of North Carolina (FEMA-4019-DR), dated 09/01/2011. Incident: Hurricane Irene. Incident Period: 08/25/2011 through 09/01/2011. Effective Date: 09/13/2011. Physical Loan...

2011-09-23

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North Carolina District Moves Away from Promoting Diversity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Aarons, Dakarai I.

2010-01-01

166

The North Carolina Eden Coalition: facilitating environmental transformation.  

PubMed

The Eden Alternative, created by Harvard educated physician Dr. William Thomas, is a model for transforming skilled care facilities from institutions based on a medical model of care into human habitats that promote human growth. This change is accomplished through decentralizing the organizational structure of the facility to empower front-line care-delivery staff, and through introduction of plants, animals, gardening, and children into the daily lives of residents. Because the Eden Alternative is a trademarked name, only facilities recognized by the Eden Alternative registry are allowed to use the name. However, any facility may adopt the philosophies embodied by the Eden Alternative, and implement the principles for transforming their facility. In 1996, the North Carolina Division of Facility Services formed the North Carolina Eden Coalition (originally named the North Carolina Eden Alternative Coalition). This was the first organization of its kind in the country. The success of the Coalition has led it to become a model for implementation in other states. Currently, North Carolina leads the country in the number of registered Eden Alternative facilities, and has a large number of other facilities that have instituted some form of environmental enhancement. The Coalition functions as a consumer-driven advisory and educational body rather than a formal regulatory standard body, and endorses implementation of the principles and philosophies embodied in the Eden Alternative. The Coalition has proved to be a successful, cooperative effort among regulators, providers, advocates, and other experts to implement the philosophies of the Eden Alternative without regulatory basis. Because the Coalition was formed under the auspices of the Division of Facility Services and operates with its ongoing cooperation, it is in an excellent position to clarify and influence policies and regulatory issues concerning transformation of long-term care environments in North Carolina. This article explores the history, structure, function, mission, and goals of the North Carolina Eden Coalition. Examples of issues the Coalition has addressed in promoting environmental transformation in North Carolina's skilled care facilities are also included. PMID:11913514

Hamilton, Nadine; Tesh, Anita S

2002-03-01

167

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. PMID:22643558

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

2013-01-01

168

78 FR 23524 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina: Deferral of Carbon Dioxide (CO2  

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EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the North Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of North Carolina, through the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NC DENR), on July 30, 2012. The SIP revision modifies North Carolina's prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) program to incorporate by reference (IBR) the federal deferral of,......

2013-04-19

169

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

1990-09-01

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

1998-04-01

171

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

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

2013-01-01

172

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.

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Predicting the occurrence of radon-222 in North Carolina groundwater  

SciTech Connect

The intent was to develop an understanding of some of the factors that effect the concentration of radon-222 (/sup 222/Rn) in drinking-water supplies of North Carolina. Data for this investigation were collected on a sample of 96 North Carolina public water supply wells. Water samples were collected and analyzed for /sup 222/Rn content. Data on well characteristics (discharge, specific capacity, depth, and casing length) were obtained from existing sources. Study results concluded that there is a distinct and statistically significant difference in the mean /sup 222/Rn concentrations of samples drawn from any given rock type. The study indicates that the highest /sup 222/Rn concentrations are likely to be found in supplies located in granites and gneisses within the Blue Ridge, Inner Piedmont, and Raleigh Belt regions.

Loomis, D.P.; Watson, J.E.; Crawford-Brown, D.J.

1987-05-01

174

FerryMon: An Unattended Ferry-Based Observatory to Assess Human and Climatically Induced Ecological Change in the Neuse River-Pamlico Sound System, North Carolina, USA  

Microsoft Academic Search

In North Carolina's Neuse River Estuary (NRE)-Pamlico Sound (PS) System, nitrogen (N)-driven eutrophication, water quality and habitat decline have prompted the State and US EPA to mandate watershed-based N load reductions, including a total maximum daily allowable N load (TMDL). Chlorophyll a (chl-a), the indicator of algal biomass, is the measure for the efficacy of N reductions, with \\

R. Guajardo; H. W. Paerl; N. Hall; A. Whipple; R. Luettich

2007-01-01

175

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

E-print Network

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

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Assessment of Water Resources and Watershed Conditions in Moores Creek National Battlefield, North Carolina  

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and threatened plant species............................................................18 Invasive plant issues Carolina Michael A. Mallin and Matthew R. McIver Center for Marine Science University of North Carolina Invasive animal species........................................................................24

Mallin, Michael

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

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

2013-07-26

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

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...bi-state Charlotte Area'') is comprised of Cabarrus, Gaston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Union and a portion of Iredell (Davidson and Coddle Creek Townships) Counties in North Carolina; and a portion of York County in South Carolina. This action is...

2012-05-04

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

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...bi-state Charlotte Area'') is comprised of Cabarrus, Gaston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Union and a portion of Iredell (Davidson and Coddle Creek Townships) Counties in North Carolina; and a portion of York County in South Carolina. This action is...

2012-05-04

180

Housing Characteristics of Farmworker Families in North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

Adequate housing is a basic human right and an important determinant of environmental health. Little research has documented\\u000a the housing quality of immigrant Latino farmworker families. This analysis uses data from four surveys of North Carolina farmworker\\u000a communities conducted in 2001 and 2003 to document aspects of housing quality that could affect farmworker family health.\\u000a Three housing domains are considered:

Julie Early; Stephen W. Davis; Sara A. Quandt; Pamela Rao; Beverly M. Snively; Thomas A. Arcury

2006-01-01

181

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

182

Seismicity in the Triassic Deep River Basin, North Carolina  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2013-12-01

183

The Quality of Drinking Water in North Carolina Farmworker Camps  

PubMed Central

Objectives. The purpose of this study was to assess water quality in migrant farmworker camps in North Carolina and determine associations of water quality with migrant farmworker housing characteristics. Methods. We collected data from 181 farmworker camps in eastern North Carolina during the 2010 agricultural season. Water samples were tested using the Total Coliform Rule (TCR) and housing characteristics were assessed using North Carolina Department of Labor standards. Results. A total of 61 (34%) of 181 camps failed the TCR. Total coliform bacteria were found in all 61 camps, with Escherichia 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. PMID:22897558

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

2012-01-01

184

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

185

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

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

2011-01-01

186

New River Estuary Water Quality 2008-2009 UNCW-CMS Report 10-02  

E-print Network

New River Estuary Water Quality 2008-2009 UNCW-CMS Report 10-02 Report to: Environmental Management the water quality in the New River Estuary, North Carolina. Water sampling was conducted at 13 locations during 2008-2009 stretching from the upper estuary above Jacksonville and upper Northeast Creek down

Mallin, Michael

187

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

E-print Network

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

Engel, Jonathan

188

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

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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

190

A Climatology of the Structure, Frequency, and Propagation of Midlatitude Cyclones that Affect North Carolina.  

E-print Network

??The seasonal and interannual variability of midlatitude cyclone structure, frequency, and propagation was studied based on composites of precipitation over North Carolina. This analysis showed… (more)

Hall, Linwood Earl, Jr.

2013-01-01

191

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

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...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

Power for all? Electricity and uneven development in North Carolina  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Harrison, Conor M.

193

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

194

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

195

The built environment and childhood obesity in Durham, North Carolina.  

PubMed

The relationship between childhood obesity and aspects of the built environment characterizing neighborhood social context is understudied. This study evaluates the association between 7 built environment domains and childhood obesity in Durham, North Carolina. Measures of housing damage, property disorder, vacancy, nuisances, and territoriality were constructed using data from a 2008 community assessment. Renter-occupied housing and crime measures were developed from public databases. The authors linked these measures to 2008-2009 Duke University Medical Center pediatric preventive care visits. Age- and sex-specific body mass index percentiles were used to classify children as normal weight (>5th and ?85th percentile), overweight (>85th and ?95th percentile), or obese (>95th percentile). Ordinal logistic regression models with cluster-corrected standard errors evaluated the association between weight status and the built environment. Adjusting for child-level socioeconomic characteristics, nuisances and crime were associated with childhood overweight/obesity (P < .05). Built environment characteristics appear important to childhood weight status in Durham, North Carolina. PMID:22563061

Miranda, Marie Lynn; Edwards, Sharon E; Anthopolos, Rebecca; Dolinsky, Diana H; Kemper, Alex R

2012-08-01

196

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

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

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

197

North Carolina Coastal Plain savannas rank among the most species rich communities in the  

E-print Network

regarding Big Savannah; Richard LeBlond (North Carolina Natural Heritage Program) for making available & Shunk (1928), AK thanks: Donna Wright (North Carolina State University) for thoughtful discussions filiformis. Richard LeBlond, Misty Franklin, Dale Suiter (Associate Editor for this manuscript

Krings, Alexander

198

University of North Carolina Lets Professors Ease Their Way into Retirement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

June, Audrey Williams

2008-01-01

199

Certification Manual: Standards and Procedures for the Certification of North Carolina Professional School Personnel.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Certification Manual explains the many policies and procedures that guide the process of certification in North Carolina. The certification process requires educators in North Carolina to meet established standards of professional competence. The publication is organized into 14 sections: (1) an Introduction; (2) General Information; (3) The…

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

200

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 (87.9%). However, over half of these providers (53.2%) did not

Jennifer L. White; L. Alvin Malesky Jr

2009-01-01

201

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

202

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

E-print Network

14.5 million cars. Incentives The Renewable Energy Production Incentive (REPI) provides financialFor more information about North Carolina Solar Center programs, go to www.ncsc.ncsu.edu Developing Landfill Gas to Energy Capacity in North Carolina Landfill gas (LFG) is created as solid waste decomposes

203

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

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THE SHARKS AND RAYS OF BEAUFORT. NORTH CAROLINA By Lewis Radcliffe  

E-print Network

THE SHARKS AND RAYS OF BEAUFORT. NORTH CAROLINA By Lewis Radcliffe Scientific Assistant, U. S #12;Blank page retained for pagination #12;THE SHARKS AND RAYS OF BEAUFORT, NORTH CAROLINA. By LEWIS of sharks and rays of the Beaufort region and includes two species from the Gulf Stream near by

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

North Carolina Community Coll. System, Raleigh.

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The Graduate School of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provides leadership to envision,  

E-print Network

in North Carolina and beyond. g r a d s c h o o l . u n c . e d u Graduate Students Serve North Carolina Robert Laport Howard Lee David Lewis Susan Lord Andrew McMillan David McNelis Francis Meyer Philip Nelson Laurie Sanford Drusilla Scott Kenneth Smith Carol Smithwick Thomas Sox Richard Stevens Priscilla Taylor

Sekelsky, Jeff

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

E-print Network

Geospatial analysis of a coastal sand dune field evolution: Jockey's Ridge, North Carolina Helena to the Jockey's Ridge, North Carolina, the largest active dune field on the east coast of the United States, lidar and GPS point data were used to compute a multitemporal elevation model of the dune field

Mitasova, Helena

208

North Carolina State University Computer Science Technical Report TR-2004-30 Policy-Parametric Software  

E-print Network

North Carolina State University Computer Science Technical Report TR-2004-30 Policy-Parametric Software Travis Breaux Department of Computer Science North Carolina State University tdbreaux be several sensitive, separate domains of policy-driven operations relating to intellectual property, trade-secrets

Breaux, Travis D.

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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

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...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

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...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

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Notes from the field: atypical pneumonia in three members of an extended family - South Carolina and north Carolina, july-august 2013.  

PubMed

On August 5, 2013, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control was notified of a case of acute respiratory failure in a previously healthy woman. A family interview revealed the patient's uncle and cousin had also been hospitalized with similar symptoms in North Carolina. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and the North Carolina Division of Public Health collaborated to identify the cause of the respiratory illness cluster and to prevent additional illnesses. PMID:25144546

Rhea, Sarah K; Cox, Stephanie W; Moore, Zack S; Mays, Ellen R; Benitez, Alvaro J; Diaz, Maureen H; Winchell, Jonas M

2014-08-22

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

Brobst, Donald Albert

1953-01-01

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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

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

Sector North Carolina's office is located in Wilmington, NC. The boundary of Sector North Carolina's Marine Inspection Zone and Captain of the Port Zone starts at the sea on the North Carolina-Virginia border at 36 deg 33.04 min N. latitude, 75 deg 52.05 min...

2012-07-01

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Spatio-temporal Trends of Climate Variability in North Carolina  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Sayemuzzaman, Mohammad

217

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

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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 ...

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Thrust belt geometry in the central Carolina slate belt North Carolina  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1985-01-01

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

1994-03-01

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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

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Using topographic lidar data to delineate the North Carolina Shoreline  

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

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

2007-01-01

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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.

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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

225

Utilization of ERTS-1 data in North Carolina  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1972-01-01

226

Hunting For Tularaemia - A Review of Cases in North Carolina.  

PubMed

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

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

2014-03-21

227

Pegmatite geology of the Shelby district, North Carolina  

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

Griffitts, Wallace R.

1957-01-01

228

Pesticides Present in Migrant Farmworker Housing in North Carolina  

PubMed Central

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

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

2014-01-01

229

Race, Wealth, and Solid Waste Facilities in North Carolina  

PubMed Central

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 facilities in relation to community race and wealth. Methods We used census block groups to obtain racial and economic characteristics, and information on solid waste facilities was abstracted from solid waste facility permit records. We used logistic regression to compute prevalence odds ratios for 2003, and Cox regression to compute hazard ratios of facilities issued permits between 1990 and 2003. Results The adjusted prevalence odds of a solid waste facility was 2.8 times greater in block groups with ?50% people of color compared with block groups with < 10% people of color, and 1.5 times greater in block groups with median house values < $60,000 compared with block groups with median house values ?$100,000. Among block groups that did not have a previously permitted solid waste facility, the adjusted hazard of a new permitted facility was 2.7 times higher in block groups with ?50% people of color compared with block groups with < 10% people of color. Conclusion Solid waste facilities present numerous public health concerns. In North Carolina solid waste facilities are disproportionately located in communities of color and low wealth. In the absence of action to promote environmental justice, the continued need for new facilities could exacerbate this environmental injustice. PMID:17805426

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

2007-01-01

230

Oral health in North Carolina: innovations, opportunities, and challenges.  

PubMed

Dental disease can have negative and lasting effects on overall health and quality of life. The Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences reported last year that close to 5 million children in the United States did not receive needed care in 2008 because of costs. Increasing use of dental care has been selected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as one of a small number of national leading health indicators, designating it as a national priority. Innovative initiatives have been undertaken in North Carolina to promote oral health, and there have been improvements in the state. For example, both the use of dental services among children and their oral health status are improving. Yet persistent and difficult challenges remain, such as ensuring an adequate workforce for the future, improving oral health literacy, maintaining existing programs, and resolving disparities in oral health and lifetime access to preventive and treatment services for all North Carolinians. This issue brief reviews some oral health initiatives and their outcomes--with a focus on youth. Commentaries in the policy forum also focus on access to oral health care; assessing, educating, and building the dental workforce; new practice models and trends; insurance innovation; and patients with special needs. PMID:22860318

Rozier, R Gary

2012-01-01

231

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

E-print Network

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

232

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Carson, Homer S., III

2005-01-01

233

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...

234

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

235

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...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

236

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Implementation Plans; North Carolina; Removal of Stage II Gasoline Vapor Recovery Program AGENCY...18, 2009, for the purpose of removing Stage II vapor control requirement contingency...SIP revision also addresses several non-Stage II related rule changes. However,...

2013-09-23

237

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

EPA Science Inventory

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

238

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

EPA Science Inventory

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

239

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

SciTech Connect

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

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1981-08-01

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77 FR 24440 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; North Carolina; Annual Emissions...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Carolina. EPA is proposing to approve the addition of Cabarrus, Lincoln, Rowan, and Union Counties in their entireties and Davidson Township and Coddle Creek Township in Iredell County to the annual emissions reporting requirement into the North...

2012-04-24

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

E-print Network

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

North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

242

75 FR 32820 - North Carolina Disaster #NC-00028 Declaration of Economic Injury  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Disaster Loan (EIDL) declaration for the State of North Carolina, dated 05/28/2010. Incident: U.S. Highway 129 Landslide. Incident Period: 03/14/2010 and continuing. DATES: Effective Date: 05/28/2010. EIDL Loan Application...

2010-06-09

243

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

244

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

MedlinePLUS

... Home Current Issue Past Issues Cover Story: Traumatic Brain Injury Changing the Odds A North Carolina family's search ... But the 1984 crash left him with traumatic brain injury (TBI)—and changed his family's life forever. "Back ...

245

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

PubMed

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

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

2014-11-01

246

Accuracy of EMS Trauma Transport Destination Plans in North Carolina.  

PubMed

Abstract Objective. Planning for time-sensitive injury may allow emergency medical services (EMS) systems to more accurately triage patients meeting accepted criteria to facilities most capable of providing life-saving treatment. In 2010, North Carolina (NC) implemented statewide Trauma Triage and Destination Plans (TTDPs) in all 100 of North Carolina's county-defined EMS systems. Each system was responsible for identifying the specific destination hospitals with appropriate resources to treat trauma patients. We sought to characterize the accuracy of their hospital designations. Methods. In this cross-sectional study, we collected TTDPs for each county-defined EMS system, including their assigned hospital capabilities (i.e., trauma center or community hospital). We conducted a survey with each EMS system to determine how their TTDP was constructed and maintained, as well as with each TTDP-designated hospital to verify their capabilities. We determined the accuracy of the EMS assigned hospital designations by comparing them to the hospital's reported capabilities. Results. The 100 NC EMS systems provided 380 designations for 112 hospitals. TTDPs were created by EMS administrators and medical directors, with only 55% of EMS systems engaging a hospital representative in the plan creation. Compared to the actual hospital capabilities, 97% of the EMS TTDP designations were correct. Twelve hospital designations were incorrect and the majority (10) overestimated hospital capabilities. Of the 100 EMS systems, 7 misclassified hospitals in their TTDP. EMS systems that did not verify their local hospitals' capabilities during TTDP development were more likely to incorrectly categorize a hospital's capabilities (p = 0.001). Conclusions. A small number of EMS systems misclassified hospitals in their TTDP, but most plans accurately reflected hospital capabilities. Misclassification occurred more often in systems that did not consult local hospitals prior to developing their TTDP. The potential of the TTDP to improve communication between EMS agencies and the facilities with which they work has not been fully realized. EMS agencies or systems should verify local hospital capabilities when engaging in destination planning efforts. PMID:24878396

Moss, Chailee; Cowden, Christopher S; Atterton, Laurie Meyer; Arasaratnam, Meredith H; Fernandez, Antonio R; Evarts, Jeff S; Barrier, Brian; Lerner, E Brooke; Mann, N Clay; Lohmeier, Chad; Shofer, Frances S; Brice, Jane H

2015-01-01

247

Environmental Manganese and Cancer Mortality Rates by County in North Carolina: An Ecological Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Manganese is an element essential for health in trace amounts, but toxic at higher exposures. Since manganese is replacing\\u000a lead in gasoline globally, evaluation of potential cancer effects is essential. To determine whether environmental manganese\\u000a is related to cancer at the county level in North Carolina (n?=?100 counties; North Carolina 2000 population = 8,049,313), we carried out an ecological study

John G. Spangler; Jeffrey C. Reid

2010-01-01

248

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

249

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

250

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

251

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

252

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

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

2010-01-01

253

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

254

Investigation of the indoor air quality of the North Carolina Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources located at 3800 Barrett Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina. Final report  

Microsoft Academic Search

A limited-scale indoor air quality investigation was conducted over a 4 day period at the North Carolina Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources' offices located at 3800 Barrett Drive, Raleigh, NC. Integrated 9 hour particle, aldehyde, and volatile organic compound samples were collected at three different monitoring sites during normal office hours. Continuous temperature, relative humidity, and carbon dioxide

V. R. Highsmith; A. B. Lindstrom

1990-01-01

255

Gaining the Competitive Edge: The Challenge to North Carolina's Community Colleges. Report of the Commission on the Future of the North Carolina Community College System.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The recommendations presented in this report were developed by the Commission on the Future of the North Carolina Community College System to improve the operation, funding, and economic and social returns of the state's community colleges. Section 1 provides a summary of upcoming challenges facing the colleges and the Commission's response to…

MDC, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC.

256

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Applewhite, Michael Anthony

2009-01-01

257

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

PubMed

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

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

2012-06-01

258

Bingo! Cheating and legally suspect practices in one of North Carolina’s only forms of legalized gambling  

Microsoft Academic Search

Bingo is one of two legalized forms of gambling in the state of North Carolina. This paper is largely a product of information\\u000a gleaned from an undercover police operation conducted by a special state task force constructed by the State Attorney General\\u000a in 1983. The investigation concerned violation of state law designed to regulate bingo activity. This report provides the

Robert Little; Major Douglas Freeman

1991-01-01

259

Assessing multimodal school travel safety in North Carolina.  

PubMed

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

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

2015-01-01

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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

261

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

262

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.

263

The North Carolina Department of Transportation's vision for healthy communities through sustainable transportation.  

PubMed

The North Carolina Department of Transportation increasingly includes the health of North Carolinians in its transportation decision-making. With an expanded mission that now includes health, the agency is integrating public health considerations into its initiatives, plans, and policies, as well as exploring the use of health impact assessments. PMID:23033713

Conti, Eugene A; Morris, Paul F; Hunkins, Julie A

2012-01-01

264

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hilburn, Jeremy; Fitchett, Paul G.

2012-01-01

265

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

266

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Brian K. Scheick; Mark D. Jones

267

Market power, private information and the optimal scale of pollution permit markets with application to North Carolina’s Neuse River  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

We extend the analysis of optimal scale in pollution permit markets by allowing for both market power and private information. The effect of these considerations on optimal scale is determined by analyzing pollution of nitrogen from Waste Water Treatment Plants (WWTP) into North Carolina’s Neuse Riv...

268

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 ...

269

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 ...

270

Making a World of Difference. Dimension: Language '91. Selected Papers from the Joint Meeting of the Southern Conference on Language Teaching and the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, 1991).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Papers from the 1991 joint Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT)/ Foreign Language Association of North Carolina (FLANC) conference are presented. Because the state of North Carolina is in the forefront of state-mandated foreign language education in the elementary schools (FLES), 4 of the 10 articles in this volume address FLES…

Terry, Robert M., Ed.

271

Herpetofaunal diversity of Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, North Carolina  

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

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

2006-01-01

272

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

273

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

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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

275

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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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

277

An Exploratory Examination of Literacy Assessment Practices of Adult Programs in North Carolina's Piedmont-Triad Region  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is estimated that 22 percent, of adults in the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina have poor literacy skills, meaning that they have difficulty with tasks involving simple texts and documents. Purpose: Given this low level of adult literacy, the purpose of this exploratory research study was to analyze the perceptions of North Carolina's adult…

Byrd, Eboni Nikita; Comer, Marcus M.

2007-01-01

278

University of North Carolina at Charlotte Design and Construction Manual Section 2, Division 01A Capital Project Guidelines (Formal)  

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University City Blvd. to Craver Road, Craver Road from Cameron Blvd. to the construction entrance. (ModifyUniversity of North Carolina at Charlotte Design and Construction Manual Section 2, Division 01A;University of North Carolina at Charlotte Design and Construction Manual Section 2, Division 01A ­ Capital

Xie,Jiang (Linda)

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

281

Economic and ecological impacts of wood chip production in North Carolina: an integrated assessment and subsequent applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

The North Carolina Wood Chip Mill Study represents an integrated assessment of the economic and ecological impacts associated with production of wood chips at satellite chip mills in the state of North Carolina (NC), USA. Mandated by the Governor of NC, the study was attended by a high degree of public scrutiny. We report principal findings, and describe the processes

Rex H. Schaberg; P. B. Aruna; Frederick W. Cubbage; George R. Hess; Robert C. Abt; Daniel D. Richter; Sarah T. Warren; James D. Gregory; Anthony G. Snider; Stacy Sherling; William Flournoy

2005-01-01

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

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

2011-01-01

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Status of the North Carolina/Southeast Compact low-level radioactive waste disposal project  

SciTech Connect

The Southeast Compact is a sited region for low-level radioactive waste because of the current facility at Barnwell, South Carolina. North Carolina has been designated as the next host state for the compact, and the North Carolina Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Authority is the agency charged with developing the new facility. Chem-Nuclear Systems, Inc., has been selected by the Authority as its primary site development and operations contractor. This paper will describe the progress currently being made toward the successful opening of the facility in January 1996. The areas to be addressed include site characterization, performance assessment, facility design, public outreach, litigation, finances, and the continued operation of the Barnwell facility.

Walker, C.K. [North Carolina Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Authority, NC (United States)

1993-03-01

284

NORTH CAROLINA STATE ETHICS COMMISSION ETHICS AWARENESS & CONFLICT OF INTEREST REMINDER  

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NORTH CAROLINA STATE ETHICS COMMISSION SAMPLE 1 ETHICS AWARENESS & CONFLICT OF INTEREST REMINDER) ________________________________________________________________ In accordance with the State Government Ethics Act, it is the duty of every [Board] member to avoid both with his ethics liaison, legal counsel, or the State Ethics Commission to help determine the appropriate

Buckel, Jeffrey A.

285

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

286

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

E-print Network

of the measured mesofauna were soil electrical conduc- tivity, available N, organic matter, and pH. CanonicalResponse of soil invertebrates to disturbance across three resource regions in North Carolina M. E evaluated the potential of soil micro- arthropods and enchytraeid worms to be useful as bioindicators

Neher, Deborah A.

287

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

288

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

David R. Lenat; J. Kent Crawford

1994-01-01

289

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

290

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

291

University of North Carolina at Charlotte Design and Construction Manual Section 2, Division 26 Electrical  

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­ Electrical SECTION 2 DIVISION 26 ELECTRICAL #12;University of North Carolina at Charlotte Design and Construction Manual Section 2, Division 26 ­ Electrical DIVISION 26 - ELECTRICAL Note: This is a guide documents SECTION 26 0100 - ELECTRICAL GENERAL PART 1 - GENERAL ELECTRICAL DESIGN This guideline is based

Xie,Jiang (Linda)

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

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

Langerhans, Brian

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University of North Carolina at Charlotte Design and Construction Manual Section 1, Division 01 General Principles  

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­ General Principles 1 SECTION 1 DIVISION 01 GENERAL PRINCIPLES #12;University of North Carolina at Charlotte Design and Construction Manual Section 1, Division 01 ­ General Principles 2 PART 1 - GENERAL Section 1, Division 01 ­ General Principles 3 ECOLOGY AND HYDROLOGY UNC Charlotte will act to connect

Xie,Jiang (Linda)

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

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

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Facilitator's Role in Collaborative Rural Development: The North Carolina Rural Employment Laboratory. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Facilitator's Role in Collaborative Rural Development Project began in 1979 as a study of 12 rural development efforts which comprised the North Carolina Rural Employment Laboratory and was expanded in 1980-81 to include rural development in 6 other states (California, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, and Vermont). A wide range of…

MDC, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC.

296

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

297

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

E-print Network

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

Schecter, Stephen

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University of North Carolina at Charlotte Design and Construction Manual Section 3, Annex D  

E-print Network

University of North Carolina at Charlotte Design and Construction Manual Section 3, Annex D SECTION traffic #12;Table of Contents Introduction Graphic Standards Large Vehicular Directory - A 1-4 A.001, sizes, colors, finishes, graphics, etc. may not be changed. It is required that the fabricator produce

Xie,Jiang (Linda)

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

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University of North Carolina at Greensboro University Libraries Learning Outcomes for Information Literacy Last updated 7/10/2012 Beginning Outcome Intermediate Outcome Advanced Outcome Determine what information is needed and why 1.1 Identify an information need 1.2 Define an appropriate research question 2

Saidak, Filip

300

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

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

US Army Corps of Engineers

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2014-01-01

302

Directory of Services for Exceptional Children in North Carolina, 1974-75.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 1974-75 directory lists members of the staff of the Division for Exceptional Children, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, and provides names and addresses of city and county coordinators of services for crippled, emotionally disturbed, educable mentally retarded, gifted and talented, homebound, hearing impaired, hospitalized,…

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. for Exceptional Children.

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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...

304

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Non-industrial private forest (NIPF) landowners are often not included in discussions of emerging woody biomass markets for energy, yet they will likely be principal suppliers of the resource. Surveys administered to 475 forest landowners before and after an Extension Forestry education program in 10 counties across North Carolina indicated that…

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

2012-01-01

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University of North Carolina at Charlotte Design and Construction Manual Section 2, Division 04 Masonry  

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­ Masonry SECTION 2 DIVISION 04 MASONRY #12;University of North Carolina at Charlotte Design and Construction Manual Section 2, Division 04 ­ Masonry DIVISION 4 - MASONRY Note: This is a guide for Designers. SECTION 04 2000 ­ UNIT MASONRY ASSEMBLIES PART 1 - GENERAL 1.1 QUALITY ASSURANCE A. Masonry Mock

Xie,Jiang (Linda)

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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.

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Multiple Response System: Evaluation of Policy Change in North Carolina's Child Welfare System  

Microsoft Academic Search

Systemic challenges within child welfare have prompted many states to explore new strategies aimed at protecting children while meeting the needs of families, but doing so within the confines of shrinking budgets. Differential Response has emerged as a promising practice for low or moderate risk cases of child maltreatment. This mixed methods evaluation explored various aspects of North Carolina's differential

C. Nicole Lawrence; Katie D. Rosanbalm; Kenneth A. Dodge

2011-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection contains reports of 22 environmental study projects conducted by junior and senior students in a North Carolina high school. The scope of the projects covered total community service and sought to emphasize the students' roles as useful participants in the community. Fire, postal, health, and school services were surveyed, in…

Carteret County Board of Education, Beaufort, NC.

309

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

310

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

311

The North Carolina Sentencing Seminar: An Experiment in Controlled Clinical Legal Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A semester course at the law school of the University of North Carolina offers a unique experiment in controlled clinical legal education. It combines a thorough survey and analysis of major legal and constitutional issues in criminal sentencing with a broad exposure to courts and correction agencies and opportunities for students to take part in…

Andrews, Thomas J.

1977-01-01

312

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

313

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...designed, however, to burn low sulfur coal. Ash from low sulfur coal has a higher resistivity than ash from the moderate sulfur coal that Blue Ridge...continue burning only wood as part of the ``green power'' movement in North Carolina....

2012-02-28

314

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

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

Kelly, Scott David

315

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

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

Howitt, Ivan

316

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Herman, Miriam L.

317

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Robert M. Lewis

1962-01-01

318

Evaluation of the effects of North Carolina's 0.08% BAC law  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study was conducted to determine whether the lowered BAC limit for drivers in North Carolina resulted in fewer alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes. We used time-series analysis to examine several indicators of alcohol involvement in both injury and fatal crashes between 1991 and 1996. Data from NC crash files as well as the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) are used.

Robert D. Foss; J. Richard Stewart; Donald W. Reinfurt

2001-01-01

319

North Carolina Community College Transfer Guide into the William States Lee College of Engineering  

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North Carolina Community College Transfer Guide into the William States Lee College of Engineering Engineering Admission Requirements: An overall GPA of 2.5 for all college courses is required for admission or higher before gaining admission to Engineering. At NC Community Colleges, MAT 172 and MAT 175

Howitt, Ivan

320

North Carolina Community College Transfer Guide into the William States Lee College of Engineering  

E-print Network

North Carolina Community College Transfer Guide into the William States Lee College of Engineering of 2.5 for all college courses is required for admission as a transfer student. Students are also an overall GPA of at least 2.2 in all college courses attempted. C. Satisfactory completion

Howitt, Ivan

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Search for Harmonic tremor in the Galapagos Jonathan M. Lees, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill  

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Search for Harmonic tremor in the Galapagos Jonathan M. Lees, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Harmonic volcano tremor can provide details of conduit physics during magma flow and volcano.71.2 Hz. Harmonic tremor has not been reported on Galapagos volcanoes, possibly because seismic

Geist, Dennis

322

Influenza B viruses with mutation in the neuraminidase active site, North Carolina, USA, 2010-11.  

PubMed

Oseltamivir is 1 of 2 antiviral medications available for the treatment of influenza B virus infections. We describe and characterize a cluster of influenza B viruses circulating in North Carolina with a mutation in the neuraminidase active site that may reduce susceptibility to oseltamivir and the investigational drug peramivir but not to zanamivir. PMID:22099093

Sleeman, Katrina; Sheu, Tiffany G; Moore, Zack; Kilpatrick, Susan; Garg, Shikha; Fry, Alicia M; Gubareva, Larisa V

2011-11-01

323

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

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

Buckel, Jeffrey A.

324

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

325

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Implementation Plans; North Carolina; Removal of Stage II Gasoline Vapor Recovery Program AGENCY...18, 2009, for the purpose of removing Stage II vapor control requirements for new and...SIP revision also addresses several non-Stage II related rule changes. However,...

2013-06-07

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School nurses can play a key role in the detection of significant refractive error. The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of a statewide school nurse vision screening program by evaluating the outcomes of screening among first, third, and fifth graders in 10 schools in North Carolina during the 2009-2010 school year. Of the 2,726…

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

2012-01-01

327

North Carolina Public School Personnel State Salary Schedule, 1998-1999.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication provides the salary schedules for school personnel in North Carolina. Section A, "General Provisions," provides definitions for licensed and certified personnel, administrators, educators, position, pay level, schedule, regular work, and school. This section also includes information on sources of funds. Section B, "Special…

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

328

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Joan Walker; Robert K. Peet

1984-01-01

329

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

330

Plan of Work for Rural Development in North Carolina, July 1, 1975 - June 30, 1976.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Serving primarily as a policy group for local Rural Development Panels, the North Carolina Rural Development Committee's major objective for 1976 is to work with local leaders, private businesses and governmental agencies at all levels in planning and implementing comprehensive rural development programs. Specifically, the Committee's objectives…

Hyatt, George, Jr.; And Others

331

Leadership Profile for Gaston County, [North Carolina]. Overview. Occasional Report 73-1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The leadership profile for Gaston County, North Carolina, was developed in this report to assist Extension professionals to more effectively organize and utilize these key individuals in the implementation of Extension programs, to become more aware of whom to contact on specific issues, and to develop specific educational programs. Data were…

Voland, Maurice E.

332

Seastrokes: a new threat for north Carolina swimmers? A case report.  

PubMed

Spinal cord infarcts have been reported in young healthy patients following contact with the water on the beaches of North Carolina. Although their exact cause is not known, contact with a toxic marine animal has been proposed. We describe a patient who suffered a "seastroke" and review the pertinent literature. PMID:25196627

Chiang, Francisco; Castillo, Mauricio

2014-09-01

333

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

334

Building a Professional Development System: A Case Study of North Carolina's Parenting Education Experiences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designing a professional development system for parent educators requires weaving together multiple pieces from within the network of organizations providing parenting education. North Carolina examined how to build a system using the influence of evidence-based programs as well as professional credentialing for parenting educators. A system built…

Bryan, George M., Jr.; DeBord, Karen; Schrader, Karen

2006-01-01

335

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

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1 Draft Chapter from Mesoscale Dynamic Meteorology By Prof. Yu-lang Lin, North Carolina State University Chapter 1 Overview 1.1 Introduction The so-called mesometeorology or mesoscale meteorology is defined in the Glossary of Meteorology (Huschke 1959) as "that portion of meteorology concerned

Droegemeier, Kelvin K.

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University of North Carolina at Greensboro POLICY ON DATA SAFETY AND COMPLIANCE MONITORING  

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and humane treatment of animals used in research projects, the validity and integrity of the research data Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), will conduct periodic reviews of research in progress It is the policy of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro that research carried out by its faculty, staff

Saidak, Filip

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

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PROTECTION OF ANIMAL SUBJECTS IN RESEARCH THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT GREENSBORO (Approved.S. Government Principles For The Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used In Testing, Research applicable federal research animal welfare laws and regulations. The IO has the administrative authority

Saidak, Filip

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Gulf stream meanders off North Carolina during winter and summer 1979  

Microsoft Academic Search

Meanders produced most of the subtidal variability in the Gulf Stream off North Carolina during 1979. Recording instruments were moored in the lower half of the water column over the 200-m and 400-m isobaths for two periods of 4 months, one of the later winter and one of the late summer. In both seasons, the middepth current speed typically fluctuated

David A. Brooks; John M. Bane

1983-01-01

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Teacher Preparation for Instructing Middle School ELL Students: A North Carolina Piedmont Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The North Carolina Public Schools, like other schools in the southeast, have experienced phenomenal growth in their ELL student populations in the last 15 years. This fairly recent influx of ELL students raises questions about the extent to which the schools, and more specifically, the teachers, are prepared to meet the needs of their…

Sox, Amanda K.

2011-01-01

340

Planning and Installation Guide: North Carolina Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Stations  

E-print Network

1 Planning and Installation Guide: North Carolina Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Stations Introduction Are you considering installing a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station for your fleet to provide your fleet with fuel. One resource for locating and identifying public compressed natural gas

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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

342

The Difference Between Potential and Achieved Academic Performance of Freshmen Residents at North Carolina State University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Differences in academic performance of residents in the various sections and dormitories during the fall semester 1974 at North Carolina State University were studied. Other study objectives were as follows: to develop a methodology to measure academic performance of freshmen residents adjusted for ability, sex, and differential grading…

Viehe, John Henry

343

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2012-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Porto, Deborah Ruth

2012-01-01

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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...

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Selected Laws Relating to the Construction and Repair of Public School Facilities in North Carolina.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Schools in North Carolina are governed by numerous laws pertaining to construction and repair. A selection of these laws is presented. Financial concerns constitute the bulk of these statutes, covering areas such as bids (financial outlay, advertisement, rejecting bids, and withdrawing bids); sources of state funds; the selling or buying of school…

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

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Selected Indicators of Adolescent Sexual Behavior: Results from the 1993 North Carolina Youth Risk Behavior Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One major challenge facing adolescents concerns choices about sex. The results of this survey indicate that the majority of North Carolina's high school students are sexually active. As a group, males generally reported a higher rate of sexual involvement and more sexual partners than females at all grade levels. Black students appear to be a…

Mikow, Victoria A.

348

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

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of otolith-derived age information has enabled accurate estimation of early life stage vital rates for annualEstuarine Recruitment, Growth, and First-Year Survival of Juvenile Red Drum in North Carolina the juvenile life stage can contribute to determining the relative success of recruitment of annual cohorts

Scharf, Fred

349

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

350

Preparing Future Faculty: A New Approach at North Carolina State University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the fall of 2000 the Department of Sociology at North Carolina State University (NCSU) implemented a Phase IV Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) initiative. The goal of this program was (and is) to ensure that doctoral students anticipating entry into a professional position be prepared for all expectations associated with faculty life in a wide…

Jones, Angela Lewellyn; Davis, Shannon N.; Price, Jammie

2004-01-01

351

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...

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

EPA Science Inventory

Characterization of land use in riparian areas within the Contentnea watershed of North Carolina. Wright, C.J.,1 and S.W. Alberty.2 1U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Athens, GA 30605 USA; 2OAO Corporation, Athens, GA 30605 USA. Legislation mandating riparian bu...

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A State Task Force on Rural Health was formed (January 1973) by the State Rural Development Committee to identify and analyze major rural health problems in North Carolina and to recommend alleviation strategies. The Task Force submitted open-ended questionnaires to members of the County Rural Development Panels to secure their perceptions of…

Hamilton, Vance E., Comp.

354

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 composition in neighborhood schools to what the peer composition in

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

2009-01-01

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North Carolina ABC Results, 2000-2001. Measuring Up. E&R Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The ABC Accountability Plan in North Carolina elementary and middle schools focuses primarily on the average growth shown by groups of students on end-of-grade reading and mathematics tests. Average test results for a group of students at the end of a year are compared to scores for the same students at the end of the prior year. Two levels of…

Dulaney, Chuck; Burch, Glenda

356

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

357

What do clinicians want? Interest in integrative health services at a North Carolina academic medical center  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Use of complementary medicine is common, consumer driven and usually outpatient focused. We wished to determine interest among the medical staff at a North Carolina academic medical center in integrating diverse therapies and services into comprehensive care. METHODS: We conducted a cross sectional on-line survey of physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants at a tertiary care medical center in

Kathi J Kemper; Deborah Dirkse; Dee Eadie; Melissa Pennington

2007-01-01

358

Atmospheric input of some cations and anions to forest ecosystems in North Carolina and Tennessee  

Microsoft Academic Search

The atmospheric contributions of elements in precipitation and dry fallout to forest ecosystems were measured at two sites in the southern Appalachians. At both sites, relative mean annual concentrations of cations in bulk precipitation were in the order Ca > Na > K > Mg. At the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory in North Carolina, average annual inputs of Ca\\/sup + +\\/,

Wayne T. Swank; Gray S. Henderson

1976-01-01

359

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.

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

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

2013-10-29

361

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Brooks, Mary L.; McGrady, Katherine K.

362

Guide to Test Development: A General Procedures Manual for the North Carolina Test Development Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This procedures manual for the North Carolina Test Development Program details the tasks involved in test development. The basic steps are described in an introductory section; they are (1) to specify the institutional objectives of the curriculum and ensure their instructional validity; and (2) to specify the characteristics, such as the purpose…

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

363

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

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The North Carolina Division of Public Health's vision for healthy and sustainable communities.  

PubMed

The North Carolina Division of Public Health is working to improve access to physical activity through changes in the built environment by participating in the Healthy Environments Collaborative and by leading the state's Communities Putting Prevention to Work project and the Shape Your World movement. PMID:23033716

Thomas, Cathy; Rhew, Lori K; Petersen, Ruth

2012-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2006-01-01

366

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hester, Randolph T., Jr.; And Others

367

Family Obligation across Contexts: Latino Youth in North Carolina and Southern California  

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rural North Carolina are chosen as contrasting geographic contexts where Latino youthrural and urban residents. Because the samples studied here include Latino (and predominantly Mexican) youthLatino youth from three different social contexts - urban Southern California and urban and rural

Yahirun, Jenjira; Perreira, Krista; Fuligni, Andrew

2010-01-01

368

Allied Health Education/Transfer of Credit: Recommendations of the North Carolina Articulation Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The North Carolina Allied Health Articulation Project was launched to develop procedures which would enable an individual to transfer credit from an allied health education program in one setting to some program in higher education. In 1972-73, study committees were appointed to deal with the allied health professions of physical therapy,…

Boatman, Ralph H., Ed.; Huther, John W., Ed.

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

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

Raman, Sethu

370

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

371

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

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[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

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North Carolina Alternate Assessment Portfolio. Portfolio Development. Designee/Teacher Handbook  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The North Carolina Alternate Assessment Portfolio (NCAAP) is a year-long, performance-based assessment process that involves a representative and deliberate collection of student work/information that allows the user(s) to make judgments about what a student knows and is able to do. This includes the progress that has been made in those goals…

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2004

2004-01-01

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Learning Materials and Services at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Media Committee of the Atkins Library of the University of North Carolina performed a 3-month study to review the library's existing policies on media resources and services and to make recommendations for improvement and expansion. As a result, the integration of all learning materials and services at the university was proposed, with the…

North Carolina Univ., Charlotte. J. Murrey Atkins Library.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

2013-01-01

376

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

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

PubMed Central

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

Estes, Chris; Lee, Christopher

2009-01-01

378

North Carolina school-based administrator's knowledge and perceptions concerning science laboratory safety  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this research study is to examine the perceptions that principals have concerning school safety, particularly science laboratory classroom safety and to identify generalized safety equipment deficiencies as they pertain to public schools in North Carolina. Four questions were addressed in this study: First, are principals aware of specific laboratory safety equipment and policies that may create safer

Todd J. Korbusieski

2005-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Vigdor, Jacob L.

2008-01-01

380

Local Coverage of the 2000 Election in North CarolinaDoes Civic Journalism Make a Difference?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article analyzes television broadcasts to determine whether an intent to engage in projects designed to increase issue coverage and citizen involvement leads to a difference in coverage. The findings show that differences in coverage between two CBS affiliates in central North Carolina (WRAL, Raleigh, and WFMY, Greensboro) can be attributed less to WRAL's participation in the civic journalism project

Laura Roselle

2003-01-01

381

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

RONALD R. GATRELLE

1998-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

383

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article provides a descriptive case study of the process used at one of North Carolina's public universities to respond to a state-mandated "revisioning" directive for educational leadership preparation programs. The case provides an overview of the state educational leadership policy context, discussion of state and local…

Phillips, Joy C.

2013-01-01

384

Research, Innovation & Economic Development at North Carolina State University ReseaRch Impetus  

E-print Network

Atkins, who heads Wake County Economic Development, says this change demonstrates NC State's commitment to job creation, adding, "As we grow our technology-based industry clusters and recruit talent, ourresults Research, Innovation & Economic Development at North Carolina State University XI, NO. 2

Langerhans, Brian

385

An Evaluation of the North Carolina Annual Report on School Violence: Scientific Realism in Practice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To analyze perceptions of what constitutes a safe school. different perceptions of what constitutes a safe school, an assessment of the first 4 years of North Carolina's Annual Report on School Violence (ARSV) is reported here. The ARSV is a collection of data on specific acts of violence occurring on school property. Data on acts of violence were…

Carruthers, William L.; Stacey, Dennis

386

Two Decades of Success: North Carolina State University's NC-MSEN Pre-College Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For almost twenty-five years, North Carolina State University has helped to coordinate a state-wide Mathematics and Science Education Network Pre-College Program that serves disadvantaged youth in grades six through twelve. The university-school partnership includes middle school and high school academic enrichment in math, science, and…

Moore, Kay; Williams, Braska, Jr.

2008-01-01

387

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

PubMed

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

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

2014-08-01

388

Performance of a building integrated PV/thermal system on a bank in North Carolina  

SciTech Connect

In an effort to improve PV building economics, two building integrated photovoltaic/thermal (BIPV/T) systems for commercial applications were recently designed and installed in North Carolina. This work was done under the first round of the US Department of Energy's PV Building Opportunities In the US (PV:BONUS) program. The first system was installed on Central Carolina Bank in Bessemer City, NC, with the second installed on Applebee's Restaurant in Salisbury, NC. The PV:BONUS team members for these projects were Innovative Design, North Carolina Solar Center, Central Carolina Bank, Applebee's Restaurant, and Duke Energy. The projects were designed to improve the economics of the PV installation by (1) displacing traditional building materials and (2) harvesting thermal energy. This paper describes the performance of the Central Carolina Bank PV:BONUS system. It became operational in May of 1997 and was monitored for one year, beginning January, 1998. The system was designed to provide on-peak demand reduction, on-peak kWh reduction, heated winter ventilation air, and an uninterruptible power supply.

Fitzpatrick, S.

1999-07-01

389

Metamorphosed melange terrane in the eastern Piedmont of North Carolina.  

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

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

1986-01-01

390

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

391

Estimates of historical exposures by phase contrast and transmission electron microscopy for pooled exposure–response analyses of North Carolina and South Carolina, USA asbestos textile cohorts  

Microsoft Academic Search

ObjectivesTo develop pooled size-specific asbestos fiber exposure estimates for North Carolina and South Carolina asbestos textile plants.MethodsAirborne sample data and prior exposure estimates by phase-contrast microscopy (PCM) for the two cohorts were reviewed and compared. Estimates by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) for 160 membrane filter samples from all plant were pooled. Poisson regression models were developed to predict bivariate diameter\\/length

John M Dement; Dana Loomis; David Richardson; Susanne H Wolf; Eileen D Kuempel

2011-01-01

392

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...

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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

394

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

395

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

396

The vorticity balance of Gulf Stream meanders off North Carolina  

E-print Network

Bp/By + Bp/By Bp/Bz). 2 [1] [D/H] (7) -3 The ratio D/H & 10 for oceanic motions (Pedlosky, 1979). Eq. 5 scales sim'larly, so Eqs. 4 and 5 can be approximated as f(Bu/Bz) = (g/p)(Bp/By) and f(Bv/Bz) = -(g/p)(Bp/Bx). (8) (9) Eqs. 8 and 9 are commonly..., South Carolina. J, Phys. Oceanogr. , 9, 483-497. 9, G. , dW. J. P * 'J . , 1966: ~P' ' 1 t Phy ID ~ogra h . Prentice-Ball, Inc. , 548 pp. P k , C 8, 19711 G 12 St R' g ' th S g S D~S Res. , 18, 981-993 Pdl ky, J. , 19798G~B'193'dDV'. SP'g-V lg, 624PP...

Ignaszewski, Mark Joseph

2012-06-07

397

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

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

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

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75 FR 36348 - Opportunity for Designation in the Amarillo, TX; Cairo, IL; and State of North Carolina Areas  

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...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration...State of North Carolina Areas AGENCY: Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration...SUMMARY: The designations of Amarillo Grain Exchange, Inc. (Amarillo); Cairo...

2010-06-25

399

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 ...

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

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

2013-07-26

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

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

2013-04-18

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78 FR 32442 - Record of Decision for the General Management Plan, Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia and North Carolina  

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...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

403

Floods on small streams in North Carolina, probable magnitude and frequency  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The magnitude and frequency of floods are defined regionally for small streams (drainage area, 1 to 150 sq mi) in North Carolina. Composite frequency curves for each of two regions relate the magnitude of the annual flood, in ratio to the mean annual flood, to recurrence intervals of 1.1 to 50 years. In North Carolina, the mean annual flood (Q2.33) is related to drainage area (A) by the following equation: Q2. 33 = GA0.66, where G, the geographic factor, is the product of a statewide coefficient (US) times a correction which reflects differences in basin characteristics. Isograms of the G factor covering the State are presented.

Hinson, Herbert G.

1965-01-01

404

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

PubMed

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

McCay, T S; Durden, L A

1996-08-01

405

Design of the North Carolina Prostate Cancer Comparative Effectiveness and Survivorship Study (NC ProCESS).  

PubMed

The North Carolina Prostate Cancer Comparative Effectiveness & Survivorship Study (NC ProCESS) was designed in collaboration with stakeholders to compare the effectiveness of different treatment options for localized prostate cancer. Using the Rapid Case Ascertainment system of the North Carolina Central Cancer Registry, 1,419 patients (57% of eligible) with newly-diagnosed localized prostate cancer were enrolled from January 2011 to June 2013, on average 5 weeks after diagnosis. All participants were enrolled prior to treatment and this population-based cohort is sociodemographically diverse. Prospective follow-up continues to collect data on treatments received, disease control, survival and patient-reported outcomes. This study highlights several important considerations regarding stakeholder involvement, study design and generalizability regarding comparative effectiveness research in prostate cancer. PMID:25565065

Chen, Ronald C; Carpenter, William R; Kim, Mimi; Hendrix, Laura H; Agans, Robert P; Meyer, Anne-Marie; Hoffmeyer, Anna; Reeve, Bryce B; Nielsen, Matthew E; Usinger, Deborah S; Strigo, Tara S; Jackman, Anne M; Anderson, Mary; Godley, Paul A

2015-01-01

406

Infant mortality, low birth weight, and prematurity among Hispanic, white, and African American women in North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives: The study was undertaken to compare Hispanic birth outcomes with those of white and African American women in North Carolina and to examine variables associated with adverse birth outcomes among Hispanic women. Study Design: Retrospective comparison of birth outcomes by ethnicity\\/race, from linked birth\\/infant death certificates in North Carolina (1993-1997) was conducted. Multivariate, binary logistic regression and ?2 analysis

Jennie C. Leslie; Shelley L. Galvin; Sandra J. Diehl; Trude A. Bennett; Paul A. Buescher

2003-01-01

407

Flow, Sedimentation, and Biomass Production on a Vegetated Salt Marsh in South Carolina  

E-print Network

studies at North Inlet estuary, South Carolina, the biomass of the S. alterniflora on the marsh platform is simply related to the time of submergence under tidally induced flows. Additionally, field data collected at North Inlet are used to relate biomass to plant area per unit volume, stem diameter, and an empirical

408

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

Perry, E.C., Jr.

1971-01-01

409

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

410

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

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Preterm Delivery Rates in North Carolina: Are They Really Declining among Non-Hispanic African Americans?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The preterm delivery rate in North Carolina is consistently higher than the national average. However, recent reports suggest that singleton preterm delivery rates for non-Hispanic Whites are increasing while those for non- Hispanic African Americans are decreasing. To study this pattern further, the authors examined data on singleton non-Hispanic White and non-Hispanic African-American births in 1989 and 1999 by using

Anjel Vahratian; Pierre Buekens; Trude A. Bennett; Robert E. Meyer; Michael D. Kogan; Stella M. Yu

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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

413

Food habits and growth of juvenile striped bass Morone saxatilis , in Albemarle Sound, North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

Juvenile striped bass,Morone saxatilis, collected in Albemarle Sound, North Carolina, during 1988–1992 were examined for food habits and growth. Ages estimated\\u000a from otoliths collected in 1990–1992 were used to determine individual spawning dates and growth in total length and weight.\\u000a The majority of striped bass examined had been spawned in mid-May 1990, mid-May to early June 1991, and June to

John E. Cooper; Roger A. Rulifson; J. Jeffrey Isely; Sara E. Winslow

1998-01-01

414

Creating a state medical response system for medical disaster management: the North Carolina experience.  

PubMed

The purpose of this work was to examine the creation and evolution of the North Carolina state medical response system (SMRS). During the past 30 years, states and local communities have developed a somewhat incongruent patchwork of medical disaster response systems. Several local or regional programs participated in the National Disaster Medical System; however, aside from the Disaster Medical Assistance Teams, most of these local resources lacked national standards and national direction. The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in Washington, DC and New York, and the anthrax-laced letters mailed to prominent individuals in the US media and others (bioterrorism) in the months that followed were tragic, but they served as both a tipping point and a unifying factor to drive preparedness activities on a national level. Each state responded to the September 11, 2001 attacks by escalating planning and preparedness efforts for a medical disaster response. The North Carolina SMRS was created based on the overall national direction and was tailored to meet local needs such as hurricane response. This article reviews the accomplishments to date and examines future aims. From regional medical response teams to specialty programs such as ambulance strike teams, burn surge planning, electronic inventory and tracking systems, and mobile pharmacy resources, the North Carolina SMRS has emerged as a national leader. Each regional coalition, working with state leadership, has developed resources and has used those resources while responding to disasters in North Carolina. The program is an example of how national leadership can work with state and local agencies to develop a comprehensive and effective medical disaster response system. PMID:25188616

Kearns, Randy D; Skarote, Mary Beth; Peterson, Jeff; Hubble, Michael W; Winslow, James E

2014-09-01

415

SOURCES, LOCATIONS, AND CONTROL OF URBAN RUNOFF POLLUTANTS IN THE PIEDMONT OF NORTH CAROLINA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Controlling nonpoint pollution from developed urban areas has generally been considered impractical. In basinwide studies of toxicants upstream of two new nutrient-sensitive drinking water reservoirs, 516 small urban subdrainage basins in eight North Carolina cities were analyzed in detail. Each subbasin's area and land use were determined and pollutant loading factors lbs\\/acres\\/yr) applied. Except for nutrients, urban nonpoint sources contributed

John R. Dorney; William A. Kreutzberger

1986-01-01

416

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

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

2002-01-01

417

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2012-06-08

418

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

419

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

420

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

421

Lessons learned from North Carolina public health regional surveillance teams' regional exercises.  

PubMed

All-hazards exercises bring together emergency response partners at the local, regional, state, and federal levels for the primary purposes of testing response plans, defining roles and responsibilities, assessing capabilities, and making necessary improvements prior to an actual incident. To better understand the benefits and challenges of conducting regional (ie, multicounty) exercises, a study was carried out by the North Carolina Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health. This article describes 5 all-hazards regional exercises conducted by Public Health Regional Surveillance Teams (PHRSTs) in North Carolina in 2009 and highlights 4 unique benefits that resulted from the exercises beyond meeting explicit objectives to test plans and identify areas for improvement: (1) building relationships among response partners, (2) promoting public health assets, (3) testing multiple communications systems, and (4) training exercise evaluators. Challenges of planning and conducting regional exercises also are addressed, followed by recommendations for maximizing the effectiveness of regional public health exercises. PMID:21361796

Hegle, Jennifer; Markiewicz, Milissa; Benson, Philip; Horney, Jennifer; Rosselli, Richard; MacDonald, Pia

2011-03-01

422

Work safety culture of youth farmworkers in north Carolina: a pilot study.  

PubMed

Objectives. We analyzed aspects of the behavioral, situational, and psychological elements of work safety culture of hired youth farmworkers in North Carolina. Methods. Data were from interviewer-administered questionnaires completed with 87 male and female hired farmworkers aged 10 to 17 years in North Carolina in 2013. We computed means, SDs, and Cronbach ? values for the perceived work safety climate and safety perception summary scores. Results. Hired youth farmworkers in North Carolina described a negative work safety culture. Most engaged in unsafe general and unsafe work behaviors, few received training, and many were sexually harassed at work. They had mixed safety attitudes and knew that their employment was precarious. They reported a poor perceived work safety climate characterized by the perception that their supervisors "are only interested in doing the job fast and cheaply." However, we could not detect statistically significant associations between work safety culture and injuries among these farmworkers. Conclusions. Increased scrutiny of agriculture as a suitable industry for workers as young as 10 years and additional regulations to protect hired youth farmworkers, if not to remove them from this environment, are warranted. Additional research is needed. PMID:25521896

Arcury, Thomas A; Kearney, Gregory D; Rodriguez, Guadalupe; Arcury, Justin T; Quandt, Sara A

2015-02-01

423

Reddish Egret extends its breeding range along the North American Atlantic coast into South Carolina  

USGS Publications Warehouse

We report the northernmost breeding record of the Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) along the North American Atlantic Coast. Nesting activity was first seen in late May 2004, and on 6 July 2004 a nest was discovered with two young chicks on Marsh Island, a barrier island located within Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, South Carolina, USA. Reddish Egret nestlings were last observed within 1 m of the nest on 30 July 2004. This represents a northward extension of ca. 450 km in the breeding range of this species and, for the U.S. Atlantic Coast, the only recorded instance of nesting north of Florida.

Ferguson, L.M.; Jodice, P.G.R.; Post, W.; Sanders, F.I.

2005-01-01

424

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

1989-10-01

425

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

PubMed Central

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

Spangler, John G.

2012-01-01

426

Magnitude and frequency of floods in North Carolina, technique for estimating the magnitude and frequency of floods on natural streams in North Carolina  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Methods are provided to estimate the magnitude and frequency of floods on natural North Carolina streams with drainage areas greater than 0.5 square mile (1.3 square kilometers). For 257 gaged sites, the magnitudes of floods having recurrence intervals from 2 to 100 years are provided in tables. For ungaged sites, equations, graphs, and maps allow estimation of flood magnitudes. Multiple regression techniques were used to define the relation between flood peaks and seven basin and climatic variables. Drainage area is the most significant variable. Inclusion of the other six variables reduced the standard error of estimate less than 4 percent. Regression equations gave consistently different results for stations in the Coastal Plain than for stations in the mountains and Piedmont. Accordingly, stations were divided into two groups and estimating equations were developed for each geographic area.

Jackson, N.M., Jr.

1976-01-01

427

Physical oceanography of the North Carolina continental shelf during the fall and winter seasons: implications for the  

E-print Network

: implications for the transport of larval menhaden FRANCISCO E. WERNER,1 BRIAN O. BLANTON,1 JOHN A. QUINLAN1 AND RICHARD A. LUETTICH, JR2 1 Marine Sciences Department, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.g. Kendall and Reintjes, 1975; Judy and Lewis, 1983; Ahrenholz, 1991). North of Cape Hatteras spawning occurs

North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

428

TOTAL EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY (TEAM) STUDY: ELIZABETH AND BAYONNE, NEW JERSEY, DEVILS LAKE, NORTH DAKOTA AND GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA. VOLUME 2, PARTS 1 AND 2  

EPA Science Inventory

The TEAM Study measured exposures to 20-25 volatile organic compounds in the air, drinking water, and exhaled breath of 650 persons in 4 states. Volume I is a summary and overview of the entire study. Volume II deals with studies in New Jersey, North Carolina, and North Dakota. V...

429

75 FR 7474 - Adequacy Status of the North Carolina Portion of the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill Bi-State Area...  

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...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

430

78 FR 49265 - Adequacy Status of the North Carolina Portion of the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill Bi-State Area...  

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...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

431

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

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Large-scale diabase intrusion in the Durham Triassic Basin of North Carolina: geophysics and geochemistry  

SciTech Connect

Gravity and magnetic data obtained from the Durham Triassic Basin of North Carolina reveal pronounced positive gravity and magnetic anomalies of 10 milligals and 300 gammas, respectively, along the western border of the basin. In the vicinity of these anomalies, diabase outcrops, some with chilled margins and others with flow features, occur sporadically, but have a combined area of about 100 sq. km. Two-dimensional modeling of the gravity data indicates that the diabase body accounts for the gravity anomaly as a semi-continuous subsurface intrusion. The intrusive body is greater than 250 m thick near the western border of the basin, but thins to about 100 m near the center of the basin. Geochemical data for samples recovered from 4 air-drill sites at one diabase outcrop in Butner, North Carolina yield high MgO concentrations, and low FeO, K2O, and TiO2. The geophysical and geochemical data are consistent with an uncontaminated basaltic magma ascending along a major fissure or fissures and into the basin. In the basin, the diabase encountered unlithified sediments, resulting in both intrusive and extrusive forms. Although similar chemical compositions for Mesozoic North American dikes have been reported, this is the first indication of an intrusive body of such a large extent and primitive chemical composition.

Bolich, R.E.; Bevis, M.G.; Won, I.J.; Fodor, R.V.

1985-01-01

433

Passage of 100% tobacco-free school policies in 14 North Carolina school districts.  

PubMed

Though comprehensive tobacco-free school policies constitute an important component of state tobacco control efforts, little research exists about their adoption process. In the past two years, efforts occurred in North Carolina to increase the number of school districts adopting 100% tobacco-free school policies. As part of the North Carolina Youth Empowerment Study (NC-YES), researchers developed a school tobacco policy interview guide to conduct interviews with 40 key people (e.g., school board member, principal, etc.) in each of 14 school districts that adopted a 100% tobacco-free school policy by the end of 2001. Results showed seven districts adopted their school policy in the past two years. Seven themes emerged: 1) Catalysts: Local adult and youth "champions" facilitated policy change; 2) Process of Adoption: Most school policies were adopted with an administrator or other adult initiating the change, but youth involvement increased in recent years; 3) Methods of Adoption: Advocates personalized health concerns by focusing on children and role modeling by adults; 4) Political Leadership: Governors of North Carolina, through letters to school districts and a policy summit, played an important role in stimulating policy change; 5) Barriers to Adoption: Concerns expressed before policy adoption, about teacher attrition or inability to enforce the policy, did not occur as feared; 6) Enforcement Issues: A key to policy enforcement involved being consistent, supportive, and firm; and 7) Economics of Tobacco Farming/Manufacturing: Though a local tobacco economy did little to influence policy adoption, districts that adopted policies were not located in counties with heavy tobacco production. Public health advocates may use this information to encourage school districts to adopt 100% tobacco-free school policies. PMID:14593944

Goldstein, Adam O; Peterson, Arlana Bobo; Ribisl, Kurt M; Steckler, Allan; Linnan, Laura; McGloin, Tim; Patterson, Carol

2003-10-01

434

Sudden Unexpected Death in North Carolina (SUDDEN): methodology review and screening results  

PubMed Central

Objectives This paper describes the methodology for a prospective, community-based study of sudden unexpected death in Wake County, North Carolina. Methods From 1 March to 29 June 2013, data of presumed cardiac arrest cases were captured from Wake County Emergency Medical Services. Participants were screened into the presumed sudden unexpected death group based on specific and sequential screening criteria, and medical and public records were collected for each participant in this group. A committee of independent cardiologists reviewed all data to determine final inclusion/exclusion of each participant into registry. Results We received 398 presumed cardiac arrest referrals. Of these, 105 participants, age 18–65?years old, were identified as presumed sudden unexpected deaths. The primary reason for exclusion was survival to hospital (38%). Ninety-five per cent of participants in the presumed sudden unexpected death group experienced an unwitnessed death. Hypertension was present in almost 50%, while dyslipidaemia and diabetes mellitus were present in almost 25% of the same group. In addition, the presumed sudden unexpected death group includes 67.6% males (95% CI 58 to 76) whereas the control group only included 58.9% (95% CI 46 to 55) males. Conclusions Participant identification and data collection processes identify presumed sudden unexpected death cases and secure medical and public data for screening and final adjudication. The study infrastructure developed in Wake County will allow its expansion to other counties in North Carolina. Preliminary data indicate the study presently focuses on a population demographically representative of North Carolina. PMID:25332830

Nanavati, Parin P; Mounsey, John Paul; Pursell, Irion W; Simpson, Ross J; Lewis, Mary Elizabeth; Mehta, Neil D; Williams, Jefferson G; Bachman, Michael W; Myers, J Brent; Chung, Eugene H

2014-01-01

435

Advanced air quality modeling system for the simulation of photochemical ozone formation over North Carolina  

SciTech Connect

An advanced air quality modeling system is used to simulate the formation of photochemical oxidants, mainly ozone, over North Carolina. The objective of this modeling study is to successfully model the formation processes of ozone in North Carolina to lead to effective ozone control strategy developments for both 1-hour and 8-hour standards and eventually to address the particulate matter issue. The modeling system selected for this ongoing project is the North Carolina Supercomputing Center`s Environmental Decision Support System (EDSS), which evolved from a working prototype of EPA`s Third Generation Modeling System, or Models-3. The EDSS consists of three major modeling components : the Multiscale Air Quality SImulation Platform (MAQSIP) for chemistry/transport modeling, Mesoscale Model Version 5 (MM5) for meteorological modeling, and Sparse Matrix Operator Kernel Emissions (SMOKE) system for emission modeling. Two inner subdomains at 12-km and 4-km grid resolutions centered over Charlotte are nested inside a coarse domain at a 36-km resolution. Sixteen vertical layers with a denser grid at lower altitude are used to better resolve the mixing layer. The CB-IV chemistry mechanism with updated isoprene chemistry and radical-radical reactions is used to simulate the chemical transformations of reacting species. Preliminary results show that the MAQSIP has reasonably simulated the temporal and spatial distribution of ozone as compared to observations in the first 6-day episode during July 10--15, 1995. Improved ozone predictions are shown in the model using finer grid resolution. Various ozone sensitivity studies on the model inputs such as initial and boundary conditions and the existence of clouds are under testing. An innovative analysis tool for model evaluation and error detection, the Process Analysis method, is also applied to help understand the regulating processes that lead to formation of ozone.

Jang, C.; Wheeler, N.; Dolwick, P.; Olerud, D.; Houyoux, M. [MCNC-North Carolina Supercomputing Center, Research Triangle Park, NC (United States); Timin, B.; Lawrimore, J.; Holman, S. [North Carolina Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources, Raleigh, NC (United States). Div. of Air Quality; Jeffries, H. [Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (United States). Dept. of Environmental Sciences and Engineering

1998-12-31

436

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Two ongoing initiatives funded by the NSF-GEO and NSF-HRD directorates are being used to enhance the geospatial program at the North Carolina Central University (NCCU) to make it a leader, regionally and nationally, in geoscience education. As one of only two Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the southeast offering Geography as a major, NCCU has established a Geospatial Research, Innovative Teaching, and Service (GRITS) Center and has partnered with American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) to offer "Provisional" GIS certification to students graduating with Geography degrees. This presentation will focus on the role that ongoing geospatial initiatives are playing in attracting students to this program, increasing opportunities for academic and industry internships and employment in the field after graduation, and increasing awareness of the NCCU geosciences program among GIS professionals in North Carolina. Some of the program highlights include "Provisional" ASPRS certification recently awarded to three NCCU graduate students - the first three students in the nation to complete the provisional certification process. This summer GRITS Center faculty conducted two GIS workshops for academic users and three more are planned in the near future for North Carolina GIS professionals. In addition, a record number of students were awarded paid internship positions with government agencies, non profit organizations and the industry. This past summer our students worked at NOAA, NC Conservation Fund, UNC Population Center, and Triangle Aerial Surveys. NCCUs high minority enrollment (at the present above 90%) and quality and tradition of geoscience program make it an ideal incubator for accreditation and certification activities and a possible role model for other HBCUs.

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

2007-12-01

437

Mineral resource assessment of pegmatite minerals in the Greenville 1 degree by 2 degrees Quadrangle, South Carolina, Georgia, and North Carolina  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Mineral resources of the Greenville 1° x 2° quadrangle, South Carolina, Georgia, and North Carolina, were assessed between 1984 and 1990 under the Conterminuous United States Mineral Assessment Program (CUSMAP) of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The mineral resource assessments were made on the basis of geologic, geochemical, and geophysical investigations and on the distribution of mines, prospects, and mineral occurrences reported in the literature. This report is an assessment of the minerals associated with mica pegmatites in the Greenville quadrangle. It is based on the geology as mapped by Nelson and others (1989), on field studies conducted from 1952 to 1962 by the USGS for the Defense Minerals Exploration Administration (DMEA) and the concurrent examination of many of the known mica mines and prospects in Georgia, and on the published geologic literature and an unpublished report by K.H. Teague on file with the South Carolina Development Board, Division of Geology, in Columbia, S.C.

Lesure, Frank G.; D'Agostino, John P.

1993-01-01

438

Investigation of Primary Causes of Load-Related Cracking in Asphalt Concrete Pavement in North Carolina  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This dissertation presents causes of cracking in asphalt concrete pavement in North Carolina through field investigation and laboratory experiments with field extracted material. North Carolina is experiencing higher than anticipated rates of fatigue cracking compared to other state. These higher than expected rates could be reflective of the national trends in mix design practice or could be caused by structural pavement failures. The problems associated with premature cracking in North Carolina pavements point to the need to evaluate the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) mixes, processes, and measures to ensure that these factors properly balance the goals of preventing cracking and minimizing permanent deformation. Without solid data from in-service pavements, any conclusions regarding the causes of these failures might be pure conjecture. Accordingly, this research examines material properties through laboratory experiments using field-extracted materials and investigates in situ pavements and pavement structure. In order to assess condition of existing pavement, alligator cracking index (ACI) was developed. The asphalt content in the top layer that exhibits top-down cracking or bottom-up cracking has a proportional relationship to ACI values. The air void content in a bottom layer that exhibits top-down cracking or bottom-up cracking shows an inverse proportional relationship to ACI values. These observations reflect reasonable results. A comparison between ACI and asphalt film thickness values does not produce noteworthy findings, but somewhat reasonable results are evident once the range of comparison is narrowed down. Thicker film thicknesses show higher ACI values. From field core visual observations, road widening is identified as a major cause of longitudinal cracking. Regions with observed layer interface separation tend to have low ACI values. Through tensile strain simulation based on actual field conditions, it is observed that sites with observed bottom-up cracking have higher tensile strain levels at the bottom of the asphalt layer than sites with observed top-down cracking. Extracted binder fatigue test results indicate that binder properties between good and poor sections of a given site are not the result of differences in the binder properties. Hence, other mixture design factors are at work in controlling the site variability in terms of fatigue resistance.

Park, Hong Joon

439

Stratigraphy of Back-Barrier Coastal Dunes, Northern North Carolina and Southern Virginia  

Microsoft Academic Search

HAVHOLM, K.G.; AMES, D.V.; WHITTECAR, G.R.; WENELL, B.A.; RIGGS, S.R.; JOL, H.M.; BERGER, G.W., and HOLMES, M.A., 2004. Stratigraphy of back-barrier coastal dunes, northern North Carolina and southern Virginia. Journal of Coastal Research, 20(4), 980-999. West Palm Beach (Florida). ISSN 0749-0208. Ground penetrating radar studies of four representative active back-barrier dunes, combined with radiocarbon and photon-stimulated-luminescence dating techniques and soils

K. G. Havholm; D. V. Ames; G. R. Whittecar; B. A. Wenell; S. R. Riggs; H. M. Jol; G. W. Berger; M. A. Holmes

2004-01-01

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Influence of fluvial processes on the quaternary geologic framework of the continental shelf, North Carolina, USA  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Digital, single-channel, high-resolution seismic reflection profiles were acquired from the insular continental shelf of North Carolina, USA along a data grid extending from Oregon Inlet northward 48 km to Duck, North Carolina and from the nearshore zone seaward approximately 28 km (total surveyed area= 1334 km2). These data were processed and interpreted to delineate principal reflecting horizons and develop a three-dimensional seismic stratigraphic framework for the continental shelf that was compared to stratigraphic data from the shoreward back-barrier (estuarine) and barrier island system. Six principal reflecting horizons (designated R0 through R5) were present within the upper 60 m of the shelf stratigraphic succession. Three-dimensional mapping of reflector R1 demonstrated its origin from fluvial incision of the continental shelf during an episode (or episodes) of lowered sea-level. Fluvial processes during development of reflector R1 were responsible for extensive reworking and re-deposition of sediment throughout most of the northern half of the study area. Five seismic stratigraphic units (designated S1 through S5) were tentatively correlated with depositional sequences previously identified from the North Carolina back-barrier (estuarine) and barrier island system. These five stratigraphic units span the Quaternary Period (S1 = early Holocene; S2 = 51-78 ka; S3 = 330-530 ka; S4 = 1.1-1.8 Ma; S5 = earliest Pleistocene). Unit S1 is composed of fine-grained fluvial/estuarine sediment that back-filled incised streams during early Holocene sea-level rise. The four other stratigraphic units (S2-S5) display tabular depositional geometries, low total relief, and thicken toward the east-southeast as their basal reflectors dip gently between 0.41 m km-1 (0.02??) and 0.54 m km-1 (0.03??). Knowledge of the three-dimensional subsurface stratigraphic architecture of the continental shelf enhances understanding of the development of shelf depositional successions and provides a framework for development of better Quaternary sea-level data, especially offshore North Carolina where such data are sparse. ?? 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Boss, S.K.; Hoffman, C.W.; Cooper, B.

2002-01-01

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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

442

Preliminary Physical Stratigraphy and Geophysical Data From the USGS Dixon Core, Onslow County, North Carolina  

USGS Publications Warehouse

In October through November 2006, scientists from the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) Eastern Region Earth Surface Processes Team (EESPT) and the Raleigh (N.C.) Water Science Center (WSC), in cooperation with the North Carolina Geological Survey (NCGS) and the Onslow County Water and Sewer Authority (ONWASA), drilled a stratigraphic test hole and well in Onslow County, N.C. The Dixon corehole was cored on ONWASA water utility property north of the town of Dixon, N.C., in the Sneads Ferry 7.5-minute quadrangle at latitude 34deg33'35' N, longitude 77deg26'54' W (decimal degrees 34.559722 and -77.448333). The site elevation is 66.0 feet (ft) above mean sea level as determined using a Paulin precision altimeter. The corehole attained a total depth of 1,010 ft and was continuously cored by the USGS EESPT drilling crew. A groundwater monitoring well was installed in the screened interval between 234 and 254 ft below land surface. The section cored at this site includes Upper Cretaceous, Paleogene, and Neogene sediments. The Dixon core is stored at the NCGS Coastal Plain core storage facility in Raleigh. The Dixon corehole is the fourth and last in a series of planned North Carolina benchmark coreholes drilled by the USGS Coastal Carolina Project. These coreholes explore the physical stratigraphy, facies, and thickness of Cretaceous, Paleogene, and Neogene Coastal Plain sediments in North Carolina. Correlations of lithologies, facies, and sequence stratigraphy can be made with the Hope Plantation corehole, N.C., near Windsor in Bertie County (Weems and others, 2007); the Elizabethtown corehole, near Elizabethtown, N.C., in Bladen County (Self-Trail and others, 2004b); the Smith Elementary School corehole, near Cove City, N.C., in Craven County (Harris and Self-Trail, 2006; Crocetti, 2007); the Kure Beach corehole, near Wilmington, N.C., in New Hanover County (Self-Trail and others, 2004a); the Esso#1, Esso #2, Mobil #1, and Mobil #2 cores in Albermarle and Pamlico Sounds, N.C. (Zarra, 1989); and the Cape Fear River outcrops in Bladen County, N.C. (Farrell, 1998; Farrell and others, 2001). This report contains the lithostratigraphic summary recorded at the drill site, core photographs, geophysical data, and calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphic correlations.

Seefelt, Ellen L.; Gonzalez, Wilma Aleman B.; Self-Trail, Jean M.; Weems, Robert E.; Edwards, Lucy E.; Pierce, Herbert A.; Durand, Colleen T.

2009-01-01

443

Childhood cancer mortality and radon concentration in drinking water in North Carolina.  

PubMed Central

We explored the association between groundwater radon levels and childhood cancer mortality in North Carolina. Using data from two state-wide surveys of public drinking water supplies, counties were ranked according to average groundwater radon concentration. Age and sex-adjusted 1950-79 cancer death rates among children under age 15 were calculated for counties with high, medium, and low radon levels. Overall cancer mortality was increased in counties with medium and high radon levels. The strongest association was for the leukaemias, but risks were also suggested for other sites. These associations could be due to confounding or other biases, but the findings are consistent with other recent reports. PMID:2021549

Collman, G. W.; Loomis, D. P.; Sandler, D. P.

1991-01-01

444

Soil chemistry and phosphorus retention capacity of North Carolina coastal plain swamps receiving sewage effluent  

SciTech Connect

Several hundred freshwater swamps in North Carolina currently receive municipal waste-water inputs. In the study researchers examined three Coastal Plain wetlands to (1) characterize their soil chemical properties, (2) determine short-term and long-term effects of effluent additions on soil chemistry, (3) estimate the phosphorus sorption capacities of these swamp soils and determine the relationship between P sorption capacity and soil chemistry, and (4) develop a predictive index to evaluate the P sorption potentials of other N.C. Coastal Plain swamps.

Richardson, C.J.; Walbridge, M.R.; Burns, A.

1988-11-01

445

Infant feeding experiences among teen mothers in North Carolina: Findings from a mixed-methods study  

PubMed Central

Background Adolescent mothers in the U.S. are much less likely to initiate breastfeeding than older mothers, and teens who do initiate breastfeeding tend to breastfeed for shorter durations. The purpose of this mixed-methods study is to investigate breastfeeding practices, barriers and facilitators among adolescent mothers ages 17 and younger. Methods Quantitative descriptive analyses are conducted using data from the North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS). The population-based sample comprises 389 teens ages 13-17 giving birth to a live born infant in North Carolina in 2000 - 2005 and in 2007. Qualitative analyses are based on in-depth interviews with 22 Black, White and Hispanic teen mothers residing in rural and urban areas of North Carolina conducted between November 2007 and February 2009. Results In quantitative analyses, 52% (196 of 389) of North Carolina teen mothers initiated breastfeeding, but half of those who initiated breastfeeding (92/196) stopped within the first month postpartum. Hispanic teens (44/52 or 89%) were much more likely than Black (61/159 or 41%) or White teens (87/164 or 52%) to initiate breastfeeding and to continue for a longer duration. Nearly sixty two percent (29/52) of Hispanic respondents breastfed for greater than four weeks as compared to 16% (29/159) of Black respondents and 26% (39/164) of White respondents. Common barriers to breastfeeding initiation and continuation included not liking breastfeeding, returning to school, nipple pain, and insufficient milk. Qualitative data provided context for the quantitative findings, elucidating the barriers and facilitators to breastfeeding from the teens' perspective and insight into the ways in which breastfeeding support to teens could be enhanced. Conclusions The large number of adolescents ceasing breastfeeding within the first month points to the need for more individualized follow-up after hospital discharge in the first few days postpartum, to address common technical challenges and to provide assistance managing the transition back to school. Provision of an extra home visit or outpatient visit for teens within the first few days following hospital discharge, and advocacy to make schools more compatible with breastfeeding, could potentially help teens who desire to breastfeed to successfully continue. These interventions warrant further research to test their effectiveness among adolescents. PMID:21955654

2011-01-01

446

Stress and depression among Latina women in rural southeastern North Carolina.  

PubMed

The purposes of this study were to assess the level of depression and types of major stressors, and to identify stressors contributing to depression, among 135 Latina women in rural southeastern North Carolina. Nearly half of the participants (47.6%) had scores of greater than, or equal to, 16 on the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale, used to identify possible depression, suggesting the need for early intervention. "Difficult to be away from family members," "immigration status," and "religion" were the most reliable predictors of stress, accounting for 34.5% of the total variance in depression. PMID:22053767

Fox, Jane A; Kim-Godwin, Yeounsoo

2011-10-01

447

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

448

Instructional practices in chemistry classrooms across North Carolina: An investigation of inquiry-oriented instruction  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which chemistry teachers across North Carolina were engaging in inquiry-oriented instruction and the relationship between inquiry-oriented instruction and the eight demographic factors: level of teacher's education, years of teaching experience, gender, ethnicity, academic level of class, class size, school setting, and type of class schedule. The behaviors used to identify inquiry-oriented instruction practiced by North Carolina chemistry teachers (Flick, 1997; Keys, 1994; Layman, 1996; Priestley, Priestley & Schmucker, 1997; Rowe, 1973; Young, Brett, Squires & Lemire, 1995) were: (1) Teacher encourages student inquiry by posing thoughtful, open-ended questions or by posing authentic problems. (2) Teacher emphasizes process and uses terminology such as classify, analyze, predict, and create. (3) Teacher organizes small cooperative-learning groups for the purpose of generating, sharing or interpreting information, or for practicing skills. (4) Teacher engages students in experimentation that is integrated with theories from disciplines. (5) Teacher uses raw data as a primary source of post-laboratory student/student and student/teacher interaction. (6) Teacher models or demonstrates problem clarification, collection and interpretation of information, and application to new situations. A survey containing 10 items on demographic factors and 12 items on teaching practices was mailed to a random sample of 412 chemistry teachers (from a comprehensive list of 624 chemistry teachers provided by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction). After 12 weeks, 252 chemistry teachers returned completed surveys. Data were analyzed to determine the respondents' reported level of inquiry-oriented instruction, which was designated, on a continuum from engaging in no inquiry-oriented instruction to engaging in total inquiry-oriented instruction. Subsequent telephone interviews were conducted with a random sample of 12 teachers who represented various levels on the Inquiry-Oriented Instructional Scale. Results of this study showed that most of the chemistry teachers in North Carolina public high schools used some inquiry-oriented instructional strategies during the 1998--99 school year. There was no statistically significant relationship between the levels of inquiry-oriented instruction and any of the demographic factors investigated.

McDuffie, Sarah Faye

449

Over-commitment of EMS Personnel in North Carolina with Implications for Disaster Planning.  

PubMed

Abstract Background. While large-scale disasters are uncommon, our society relies on emergency personnel to be available to respond and act. Faith in their availability may lead to a false sense of security. Many emergency personnel obligate themselves to more than one agency and so may be overcommitted, leaving agencies with unfilled positions in a disaster. We sought to describe the frequency of overcommitment of emergency medical services (EMS) personnel in North Carolina. Methods. We conducted a cross-sectional study utilizing the Credentialing Information System (CIS) of the North Carolina Office of EMS. The CIS database manages demographic and certification information for all EMS personnel in North Carolina. The state is divided into 100 EMS systems based on county boundaries. Utilizing de-identified provider data from the CIS, we collected system(s) affiliation(s) and level of certification. To calculate an overcommitment rate per system, we divided the number of personnel with more than one system affiliation by total number of system roster personnel. To compare urbanicity and certification level with overcommitment, analysis of variance and the chi-square test were used, respectively. Results. North Carolina credentials 14,717 EMS providers (8,346 EMT, 1,709 EMT-intermediate (EMT-I), 4,662 EMT-paramedic (EMT-P)). Of these, 10,928 (74%) are affiliated with a single system. Of the 3,789 committed to more than one system, 3,020 (21%) were committed to two systems, 571 (4%) to three, 138 (1%) to four, and 60 (<1%) to five or more. EMT-Is and EMT-Ps were more likely to be overcommitted when compared to EMTs (37, 32, 20% respectively, p < 0.0001). Statewide, the median overcommitment rate for EMS systems was 24% (IQR 16-37%). Personnel working in systems servicing less densely populated areas were more likely to be overcommitted: 33% wilderness, 29% rural, 20% suburban and 11% urban (p < 0.0001). Additionally, 40% wilderness, 23% rural, 4% suburban, and 0% urban systems had >37% of their personnel engaged in 9-1-1 response in more than one system. Conclusion. Many EMS personnel have multiple EMS commitments. Disaster planners and emergency managers should consider overcommitment of emergency responders when calculating the work force on which they can rely. PMID:25289878

Watkins, Cameron; Shofer, Frances S; Delbridge, Theodore R; Mears, Greg D; Robertson, Jeff; Brice, Jane H

2014-10-01

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Shoreline configuration and shoreline dynamics: A mesoscale analysis. [Assateague Island and Outer Banks of North Carolina  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The author has identified the following significant results. Atlantic coast barrier island shorelines are seldom straight, but rather sinuous. These shoreline curvatures range in size from cusps to capes. Significant relationships exist between the orientation of shoreline segments within the larger of these sinuous features and shoreline dynamics, with coefficients ranging up to .9. Orientation of the shoreline segments of Assateague Island (60 km) and the Outer Banks of North Carolina (130 km) was measured from LANDSAT 2 imagery (1:80,000) and high altitude aerial photography (1:120,000). Long term trends in shoreline dynamics were established by mapping shoreline and storm-surge penetration changes.

Dolan, R. (principal investigator); Hayden, B. P.; Heywood, J. E.

1975-01-01

451

Disaster evacuation: an exploratory study of older men and women in Georgia and North Carolina.  

PubMed

This article describes an exploratory study designed to compare the characteristics, evacuation beliefs, risk factors, and health problems of older adults living in two Georgia counties and three North Carolina counties regarding willingness to evacuate in the event of a natural disaster. More than 75% of men and women in this study listened to news about Hurricane Katrina, yet one third of the men said that they may or would not evacuate. In this study, being influenced by the outcomes of Hurricane Katrina and belief in following the advice of county officials were the only two statistically significant predictors of evacuation tendency. PMID:18183747

Rosenkoetter, Marlene M; Covan, Eleanor Krassen; Bunting, Sheila; Cobb, Brenda K; Fugate-Whitlock, Elizabeth

2007-12-01

452

Large-scale planting of North Carolina loblolly pine in Arkansas and Oklahoma: a case of gain versus risk  

SciTech Connect

Plantations established using 6 provenances and aged 5, 8, 9, or 25 years were measured in 1981. Soil moisture deficits (SMDs) were calculated for each test area using 1980 data. The fastest growing provenances were from E. of the Mississippi River, in particular those from coastal North Carolina and near the Gulf coast of Louisiana. There were only small differences in cold and drought resistance. No appreciable mortality was observed for stands with SMD of less than 32 cm. At higher SMDs, mortality and damage to needle tissues were greater, and always higher for North Carolina than for Arkansas or Oklahoma provenances. This indicates that coastal North Carolina pine, which evolved on poorly drained and deep soils, may experience greater mortality than the local sources under extreme drought, especially on the excessively drained and shallow soils in the Ouachita Mountains.

Lambeth, C.C.; Dougherty, P.M.; Gladstone, W.T.; McCullough, R.B.; Wells, O.O.

1984-01-01

453

Late Summer Trophic Conditions in the North-east Gulf of Finland and the River Neva Estuary, Baltic Sea  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Trophic conditions and hydrography of the whole north-east Gulf of Finland in both the Finnish and the Russian waters, including the Neva Estuary, were for the first time extensively explored in August 1990. The Neva Estuary was defined on the basis of hydrographical and geomorphological characteristics. The results revealed extensive and strong increasing gradients in nutrients, bio-masses of phytoplankton (especially filamentous blue-green algae) and primary productivity, as well as in the bio-masses of several heterotrophic organisms from the open Gulf towards the inner Neva Estuary. The basic cause of these phenomena is the high and continuous load of nutrients and organic matter from St Petersburg and the River Neva, together with the typical estuarine hydrography and huge reserves of inorganic nutrients immediately below the mixed surface layer. Under typical late summer conditions immediate effects of the River Neva and the St Petersburg region cover the whole estuary ( c. 3000 km 2), i.e. 10% of the surface area of the whole Gulf, but do not reach the open parts of the Gulf or the Finnish territorial waters. However, recycled effects, as well as effects of the huge sub-thermocline nutrient resources, clearly increase the productivity of the whole north-east Gulf and cause the general tendency of increasing eutrophy towards east in the whole Gulf of Finland.

Pitkänen, H.; Tamminen, T.; Kangas, P.; Huttula, T.; Kivi, K.; Kuosa, H.; Sarkkula, J.; Eloheimo, K.; Kauppila, P.; Skakalsky, B.

1993-11-01

454

Site planning and solar access: Two case studies in North Carolina  

SciTech Connect

An important consideration in laying out a neighborhood is that all structures should be able to take maximum advantage of the sun for space and water heating. The two projects discussed in this paper provide an example of how to provide north-south orientation while avoiding the undesirable visual impact of having straight rows of houses all facing south. In both cases the lots have been staggered yet maintaining a southern orientation. The two case studies are examples of ongoing cohousing projects in the Triangle area in North Carolina. They have provided an opportunity to utilize solar access concepts in different ways with different levels of success. The importance of making the neighborhoods conducive to a spirit of cooperation and mutual support, instead of isolationism and mutual distrust, cannot be overemphasized. Cohousing provides the opportunity for putting together many concepts of cooperation--solar access being only one of them.

Ravetto, A.; Blunden, G.; Piesse, S. [Giles Blunden Architect, Carrboro, NC (United States)

1997-12-31

455

Allopodocotyle chiliticorum n. sp. (Digenea: Opecoelidae) from redlip shiners, Notropis chiliticus, in Basin Creek, North Carolina.  

PubMed

Allopodocotyle chiliticorum n. sp. is described from the intestines of redlip shiners (Notropis chiliticus) from Basin Creek, North Carolina. The new species is characterized by circumcecal vitelline fields that are not confluent in the post-testicular space, which distinguishes it from the 3 previously known species of this genus described from freshwater fishes. The new species is characterized further by an elongate vitelline reservoir lying dorsal to the ovary, an ovary as large or larger than the testes, and an excretory vesicle not reaching the posterior testis. A. chiliticorum n. sp. most closely resembles Allopodocotyle lepomis (Dobrovolny, 1939) in body shape, testes shape, and terminal genitalia but is distinguished further from this species by the extent of the intestinal ceca. The new species is the fourth species of Allopodocotyle known from freshwater fishes in North America. PMID:10577726

Barger, M A; Esch, G W

1999-10-01

456

North Carolina  

Atmospheric Science Data Center

... seaboard provide the setting for a variety of natural and human activities associated with the flow of water. This set of Multi-angle ... waves, are apparent in the sunglint patterns. Details of human activities are visible in these images. Near the top center, the ...

2014-05-15

457

Outliers in American juvenile justice: the need for statutory reform in North Carolina and New York.  

PubMed

Abstract There is a well-established and growing body of evidence from research that adolescents who commit crimes differ in many regards from their adult counterparts and are more susceptible to the negative effects of adjudication and incarceration in adult criminal justice systems. The age of criminal court jurisdiction in the United States has varied throughout history; yet, there are only two remaining states, New York and North Carolina, that continue to automatically charge 16 year olds as adults. This review traces the statutory history of juvenile justice in these two states with an emphasis on political and social factors that have contributed to their outlier status related to the age of criminal court jurisdiction. The neurobiological, psychological, and developmental aspects of the adolescent brain and personality, and how those issues relate both to a greater likelihood of rehabilitation in appropriate settings and to greater vulnerability in adult correctional facilities, are also reviewed. The importance of raising the age in New York and North Carolina not only lies in protecting incarcerated youths but also in preventing the associated stigma following release. Mental health practitioners are vital to the process of local and national juvenile justice reform. They can serve as experts on and advocates for appropriate mental health care and as experts on the adverse effects of the adult criminal justice system on adolescents. PMID:25411985

Tedeschi, Frank; Ford, Elizabeth

2014-11-20

458

Cost of injuries from a prospective cohort study of North Carolina high school athletes  

PubMed Central

Objective To estimate the economic cost of injuries in a population of US high school varsity athletes. Design and Setting The North Carolina High School Athletic Injury Study, conducted from 1996 to 1999, was a prospective cohort study of injury incidence and severity. A two?stage cluster sampling technique was used to select athletic teams from 100 high schools in North Carolina. An injury cost model was used to estimate the economic cost of injury. Participants Varsity athletes from 12 sports: football, girls' and boy's soccer, girls' and boys' track, girls' and boy's basketball, baseball, softball, wrestling, volleyball, and cheerleading. Main outcome measures Descriptive data were collected at the time of injury. Three types of costs were estimated: medical, human capital (medical costs plus loss of future earnings), and comprehensive (human capital costs plus lost quality of life). Results The annual statewide estimates were $9.9 million in medical costs, $44.7 million in human capital costs, and $144.6 million in comprehensive costs. The mean medical cost was $709 per injury (95% CI $542 to $927), $2223 per injury (95% CI $1709 to $2893) in human capital costs, and $10?432 per injury (95% CI $8062 to $13?449) in comprehensive costs. Sport and competition division were significant predictors of injury costs. Conclusions Injuries among high school athletes represent a significant economic cost to society. Further research should estimate costs in additional populations to begin to develop cost?effective sports injury prevention programs. PMID:18056320

Knowles, S B; Marshall, S W; Miller, T; Spicer, R; Bowling, J M; Loomis, D; Millikan, R W; Yang, J; Mueller, F O

2007-01-01

459

Pierce's Disease of Grapevines: Identification of the Primary Vectors in North Carolina.  

PubMed

ABSTRACT In the past 10 years, the winegrape industry in the southeastern United States has experienced rapid growth; however, further expansion may be inhibited by Pierce's disease (PD). Epidemiological studies were conducted to identify the primary vectors of Xylella fastidiosa, the cause of PD of grape, by surveying sharpshooter population dynamics in the eastern Piedmont and Coastal Plain regions of North Carolina. Sharpshooter species were assessed for the presence of X. fastidiosa in the field. Leafhoppers were trapped in three vineyards in the eastern Piedmont and one vineyard in the northeastern Coastal Plain in 2004 and 2005. Four insects were identified as most abundant: Oncometopia orbona, Graphocephala versuta, Paraphlepsius irroratus, and Agalliota constricta. Adult specimens of O. orbona, G. versuta, and P. irroratus were tested for the presence of X. fastidiosa by nested polymerase chain reaction. In all, 27% of O. orbona, 28% of G. versuta, and 33% of P. irroratus trapped were positive for X. fastidiosa over the two seasons. Transmission experiments demonstrated that both O. orbona and G. versuta have the ability to transmit X. fastidiosa to grape. These vectors are likely to be important in all winegrowing regions of the Southeast, because their presence has been documented throughout the southern states. In DNA analyses, X. fastidiosa strains from insects trapped in North Carolina were genetically similar to one another and to the known "PD strain" from California. This is the first report of these two leafhopper species transmitting X. fastidiosa to grapevines in the Southeast. PMID:18943514

Myers, Ashley L; Sutton, Turner B; Abad, Jorge A; Kennedy, George G

2007-11-01

460

Documenting the sustainability of a mature Click It or Ticket program: the North Carolina experience.  

PubMed

North Carolina was the first United States jurisdiction to implement a statewide program (called Click It or Ticket) coupling concentrated enforcement with massive publicity to increase seat belt use. After a successful pilot program in three very different North Carolina communities, the statewide program was launched in October 1993, and has been most active and productive as well as imitated by many other states over the past decade. This paper explores the combination of ingredients that have been employed and sustained over that period of time. These include: (a) a basic coalition of critical public-private agencies (central to the planning, execution, and publicity of the many Click It or Ticket programs); (b) critical top-down commitments (starting with the governor); (c) pervasive and innovative media events/press releases/ PSAs/ web site information; (d) vigorous and well-publicized law enforcement; (e) feedback on results with solid, updated data; (f) related statewide and local programs/activities; and last but not least (g) continuous funding. PMID:15178237

Reinfurt, Donald W

2004-01-01

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Sexual Networks, Surveillance, and Geographical Space during Syphilis Outbreaks in Rural North Carolina  

PubMed Central

Background Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) spread along sexual networks whose structural characteristics promote transmission that routine surveillance may not capture. Cases who have partners from multiple localities may operate as spatial network bridges, thereby facilitating geographical dissemination. We investigated the relationships between surveillance, sexual networks, and spatial bridges for syphilis outbreaks in rural counties of North Carolina. Methods We selected from the state health department’s surveillance database cases diagnosed with primary, secondary, or early latent syphilis during October 1998 - December 2002 residing in central and southeastern North Carolina, along with their sex partners, and their social contacts irrespective of infection status. We applied matching algorithms to eliminate duplicate names and create a unique roster of partnerships from which networks were compiled and graphed. Network members were differentiated by disease status and county of residence. Results In the county most affected by the outbreak, densely connected networks indicative of STI outbreaks were consistent with elevated incidence and a large case load. In other counties, the case loads were low with fluctuating incidence, but network structures suggested the presence of outbreaks. In a county with stable, low incidence and a high number of cases, the networks were sparse and dendritic, indicative of endemic spread. Outbreak counties exhibited densely connected networks within well-defined geographic boundaries and low connectivity between counties; spatial bridges did not seem to facilitate transmission. Conclusions Simple visualization of sexual networks can provide key information to identify communities most in need of resources for outbreak investigation and disease control. PMID:23007041

Doherty, Irene A; Serre, Marc L; Gesink, Dionne; Adimora, Adaora A; Muth, Stephen Q; Leone, Peter A; Miller, William C

2014-01-01

462

Effect of urban development on floods in the Piedmont Province of North Carolina  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This report relates peak discharges for recurrence intervals ranging up to 100 years to drainage area, stream length, stream slope, and percent of basin covered by impervious surfaced. The relations are based on analysis of flood information for approximately 200 sites, 42 of which are in metropolitan areas of the North Carolina Piedmont providence. The estimating relations are limited to providing flood discharge estimate at open-channel sites in the Piedmont province of North Carolina where runoff is unaffected by artificial storage or diversion. The estimate are most reliable for smaller size floods at sires where the drainage area ranges between 0.3 and 150 square miles, where the L/?s ratio ranges between 0.1 and 9.0, and where impervious cover of less than 30 percent is uniformly distributed over the basin. Changes from rural to urban conditions significantly affect flood flows. Urban development may reduce the basin laf time to one-sixteenth that of comparable natural system. This reduction in basin lag time, along with the increased storm runoff resulting from impervious cover, increases the flood-peak discharge by a factor that ranges up to five. The increase in flood-peak discharge depends on the drainage-basin characteristics and the recurrence interval of the flood.

Putnam, Arthur L.

1972-01-01

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Comparative analysis of threshold rainfall-runoff response of small catchments in North Carolina's Piedmont region  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recent catchment hydrologic studies have focused on examination of a threshold rainfall-runoff response of hillslopes and small catchments. This threshold response, where runoff generated by a catchment shows a strong nonlinear change as a function of a combined metric of antecedent storage and storm size is of particular interest as it has been proposed as a common or shared behavior. In this study, we analyzed rainfall-runoff data and a series of antecedent storage metrics from five catchments (10-30 ha in size) in North Carolina's Piedmont region for evidence of threshold response. Although located within five miles of each other, the five catchments represent two groupings of catchments with strongly contrasting terrain characteristics, defined here by differences in soils, topography and drainage density. Despite these differences, results showed that each catchment exhibits a clear threshold rainfall-runoff response. Using these experimental results, we have begun to examine whether distributed hydrologic models can capture this shared behavior across sites. The threshold response quantified here and by similar studies offers an interesting summary of catchment response under changing combinations of storm size and antecedent moisture conditions, both variables possibly affected by climate change. In the case of the Triangle area of the Piedmont region of North Carolina, a region that is undergoing increasingly rapid urbanization, these catchments also represent landscape critical to the long term sustainable development of the Falls Lake reservoir, the drinking water source for over half a million people.

James, A. L.; Kuntukova, K.; Fu, C.; Dreps, C.; Sun, G.

2011-12-01

464

Mercury in peat and its drainage waters in eastern North Carolina. Project completion report  

SciTech Connect

Mercury concentrations were measured by cold vapor atomic absorption spectrophometry in samples of peat and peatland drainage waters in both the western Pamlico-Albemarle Peninsula and Croatan National Forest of eastern North Carolina. Mercury concentrations were also measured in sediments, waters, and the benthic clam, Rangia cuneata, in the Pungo River which receives drainage from the former area. Total Hg concentrations measured ranged from 40 to 193 ng/g (dry weight) in peat, less than 2 to 20 ng/g dry weight in sediments, 25 to 32 ng/g wet weight in clams and less than 2 to 23 ng/l in water. These concentrations are all at the low end of the range of Hg concentrations in uncontaminated aquatic environments which indicates the absence of any identifiable Hg pollution under current conditions. The water concentrations, in particular, were all less than the current North Carolina water quality standard of 50 ng/L. Mercury in peat, sediments and water was largely associated with and strongly bound to organic matter which would restrict its biological availability to aquatic organisms.

Evans, D.W.; DiGiulio, R.T.; Ryan, E.A.

1984-09-01

465

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

PubMed Central

Very recently, Bartonella organisms have been isolated from large ruminants (deer, elk, and dairy and beef cattle) located in the United States and in France. In this study, we report the serologic, microbiologic, and molecular findings related to the isolation of a Bartonella species in North Carolina beef cattle and the detection of nanobacterial antigen using a commercially available enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Between August 1998 and September 1999, blood was collected from 38 cattle ranging in age from 1 month to 6.5 years. After a 1-month incubation period, a Bartonella sp. was isolated on a 5% rabbit blood agar plate from three of six EDTA blood samples. PCR amplification of the 16S rRNA gene from all three isolates resulted in a DNA sequence that was 100% identical to that of B. weissii 16S rRNA (GenBank no. AF199502). By IFA testing, 36 of 38 cattle had antibodies (?1:64) to Bartonella weissii (bovine origin) antigens. Nanobacterial antigen was detected in 22 of 22 serum samples. We conclude that infection with an organism similar or closely related to B. weissii can occur in North Carolina cattle and that although their actual existence is still controversial Nanobacterium antigens were detected with a commercially available test kit. The epidemiology, vector biology, and potential pathogenicity of these organisms in cattle deserve future consideration. PMID:11230398

Breitschwerdt, Edward B.; Sontakke, Sushama; Cannedy, Allen; Hancock, Susan I.; Bradley, Julie M.

2001-01-01

466

Something for everyone? A community and academic partnership to address farmworker pesticide exposure in North Carolina.  

PubMed Central

Partnerships between academic researchers and community organizations are frequently formed to address environmental health concerns in underserved communities. Although such participatory approaches to research combine valuable assets of both partners, they are often difficult to maintain. We describe a partnership formed to investigate migrant and seasonal farmworker exposure to pesticides in North Carolina and to develop effective interventions to reduce exposure. North Carolina ranks fifth in the United States in the number of farmworkers; most are from Mexico, and a significant minority come to the United States on work contracts. Several barriers to establishing effective collaboration were recognized in this partnership, including stereotypes, cultural differences, competing demands for time and attention, and differences in orientation to power structures. To overcome these barriers, members of the partnership took actions in three domains: clarifying the different goals of each partner, operationalizing a model of participation that could involve many different community segments developing cultural sensitivity. By taking these actions, the work of the partnership was accomplished in ways that met the criteria for success of both academic researchers and community members. This approach can be used by others to develop collaborative relationships to investigate environmental health issues within a community-based participatory framework. PMID:11427393

Quandt, S A; Arcury, T A; Pell, A I

2001-01-01

467

Sources of endocrine-disrupting compounds in North Carolina waterways: A geographic information systems approach.  

PubMed

The presence of endocrine-disrupting compounds (EDCs), particularly estrogenic compounds, in the environment has drawn public attention across the globe, yet a clear understanding of the extent and distribution of estrogenic EDCs in surface waters and their relationship to potential sources is lacking. The objective of the present study was to identify and examine the potential input of estrogenic EDC sources in North Carolina water bodies using a geographic information system (GIS) mapping and analysis approach. Existing data from state and federal agencies were used to create point and nonpoint source maps depicting the cumulative contribution of potential sources of estrogenic EDCs to North Carolina surface waters. Water was collected from 33 sites (12 associated with potential point sources, 12 associated with potential nonpoint sources, and 9 reference), to validate the predictive results of the GIS analysis. Estrogenicity (measured as 17?-estradiol equivalence) ranged from 0.06?ng/L to 56.9?ng/L. However, the majority of sites (88%) had water 17?-estradiol concentrations below 1?ng/L. Sites associated with point and nonpoint sources had significantly higher 17?-estradiol levels than reference sites. The results suggested that water 17?-estradiol was reflective of GIS predictions, confirming the relevance of landscape-level influences on water quality and validating the GIS approach to characterize such relationships. Environ Toxicol Chem 2014;9999:1-9. © 2014 SETAC. PMID:25378272

Sackett, Dana K; Pow, Crystal Lee; Rubino, Matthew J; Aday, D Derek; Cope, W Gregory; Kullman, Seth; Rice, James A; Kwak, Thomas J; Law, Mac

2015-02-01

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Seroepidemiologic study of human infections with spotted fever group Rickettsiae in North Carolina.  

PubMed

Increasing entomologic and epidemiologic evidence suggests that spotted fever group rickettsiae (SFGR) other than Rickettsia rickettsii are responsible for spotted fever rickettsioses in the United States. A retrospective seroepidemiologic study was conducted on stored acute- and convalescent-phase sera that had been submitted for Rocky Mountain spotted fever testing to the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health. We evaluated the serologic reactivity of the paired sera to R. rickettsii, Rickettsia parkeri, and Rickettsia amblyommii antigens. Of the 106 eligible pairs tested, 21 patients seroconverted to one or more antigens. Cross-reactivity to multiple antigens was observed in 10 patients, and seroconversions to single antigens occurred in 11 patients, including 1 against R. rickettsii, 4 against R. parkeri, and 6 against R. amblyommii. Cross-absorption of cross-reactive sera and/or Western blots identified two presumptive cases of infection with R. parkeri, two presumptive cases of infection with R. rickettsii, and one presumptive case of infection with R. amblyommii. These findings suggest that species of SFGR other than R. rickettsii are associated with illness among North Carolina residents and that serologic testing using R. rickettsii antigen may miss cases of spotted fever rickettsioses caused by other species of SFGR. PMID:25187639

Vaughn, Meagan F; Delisle, Josie; Johnson, Joey; Daves, Gaylen; Williams, Carl; Reber, Jodi; Mendell, Nicole L; Bouyer, Donald H; Nicholson, William L; Moncayo, Abelardo C; Meshnick, Steven R

2014-11-01

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Student Services. Responding to Issues and Challenges. The Fifth Compendium of Papers by Student Services Officers of The University of North Carolina. June 1988.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Articles by student affairs officers of The University of North Carolina focus on the theme of improving the quality of life for students during their time on campus. Programs, research, and thought being carried forward by student affairs professionals in North Carolina are noted. The 17 papers are as follows: (1) "A University System Response to…

North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. General Administration.

470

Preferred Methods for Delivery of Technological Information by the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service: Opinions of Agricultural Producers Who Use Extension Information.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The findings of a questionnaire survey of 702 North Carolina agricultural producers indicated that communication methods historically used by the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service for information dissemination are accepted by state farmers and continue to be popular. Information delivery methods most frequently preferred are…

Richardson, John G.; Mustian, R. David

471

AC 2011-1458: KEYS TO SUCCESS IN THE IEEE HARDWARE COMPE-Nabila A. Bousaba, University of North Carolina, Charlotte  

E-print Network

processing, artificial intelligence, and engineering education. Claude M Hargrove, University of North in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina; and at BPM Technology in Greenville, South Carolina. Dr. Conrad/college/university support, student and local professional chapters support, multidisciplinary team creation

Conrad, James M.

472

Management and protection protocols for nesting sea turtles on Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Executive Summary 1. The southeast U.S. population of the loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) has increased since the species was listed as federally threatened in 1978. Since standardized monitoring began in North Carolina in 1995, the number of nests at Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CAHA) fluctuated from year to year, and was lowest in 1996 and 1997 (39 nests) and highest in 2003 (101 nests). Green turtles (Chelonia mydas) and leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) have nested in small numbers at CAHA, sporadically over time. 2. Hatching success of sea turtle nests typically approaches 80%. At CAHA hatching success from 1999-2003 was low when hurricanes hit during the nesting season (30%-38%), and ranged from 52%-70% otherwise. Hatching success at CAHA is usually correlated with hatching success in the surrounding subpopulation (north Florida to North Carolina). 3. Inclement weather, predation, and human recreation can negatively impact nesting rate and hatching success. 4. Currently there is little protection from recreation at CAHA for nesting females and nests that have not been found by monitors. We propose three management options to provide such protection, and to increase protection for known nests and hatchlings. We propose an adaptive management framework for assessing the effectiveness of these management options in improving sea turtle nesting rate and nest and hatchling survival. 5. We recommend continued efforts to trap and remove mammalian predators from all sea turtle habitat. We further recommend intensive monitoring and surveillance of protected areas to determine the extent and timing of threats to nests and broods, including nest overwash, predation, and disturbance or vandalism by humans. 6. Continue to relocate nests and assist stranded turtles according to North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission guidelines. 7. Artificial light sources pose a serious threat to sea turtles in some parts of CAHA, which must be remedied immediately. We recommend that CAHA enact turtle-friendly lighting regulations and work with the communities within its borders to reduce light pollution and to eliminate artificial light sources that are directly visible from sea turtle nesting areas. 8. We recommend increased education and outreach to CAHA visitors, including requiring participation in an educational program before being granted nighttime beach access. The long-term success of sea turtle recovery will depend on public cooperation and positive public attitudes toward sea turtles and turtle management actions.

Cohen, J.B.

2005-01-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present a 1000 year, high resolution record of relative sea-level rise (RSLR) from foraminifera preserved in salt-marsh sediments at four sites in North Carolina. Reconstructions of sea level across the region enable us to identify regional trends and spatial variation in the timing and magnitude of RSLR. In the absence of long-term instrumental records in this region, geologically derived estimates of former sea level are necessary to detect changes in the rate of RSLR. Using a foraminifera-based transfer function we show that RSLR increased at the start of the 19th Century from a background rate of 0.8mm/yr ± 0.04mm to 1.5mm/yr ± 0.16mm. We identified a second acceleration around 1900AD to ~4mm/yr. This current rate of RSLR has been reconciled with the available tide gauge data and validates our approach. Contemporary foraminifera were collected from 11 salt marshes in North Carolina representing a wide range of physiographic settings. The strong relationship between foraminifera and elevation in the modern environment was used to develop a regional scale transfer function. We reconstructed RSL by applying this transfer function to assemblages of foraminifera in four cores of salt-marsh peat recovered from sites across the Albemarle - Pamlico Estuarine system. The timing of RSL changes is constrained by age models developed from composite chronologies of conventional, high precision and bomb spike radiocarbon, 210Pb, 137Cs dating and a pollen chrono-horizon (Ambrosia). Recent geological investigations of historic RSL in North America (e.g., Maine and Connecticut) have identified accelerated rates of sea-level rise beginning in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Our study suggests that in North Carolina the onset of rapid RSL change began earlier (around the beginning of the 19th Century) and is comprised of two distinct accelerations. High resolution studies of RSL change and accurate dating of accelerations may be able to provide new information pertaining to the mechanisms behind historic RSL rise.

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

2008-12-01

474

The Role of Institutional Research in Institutional Governance. Proceedings, Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Association for Institutional Research (8th, Wrightsville, North Carolina, November 12-24, 1980).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Proceedings of the 1980 meeting of the North Carolina Association for Institutional Research, which focused on the role of institutional research in institutional governance, are presented. Contents are as follows: "The Role of Institutional Research in Academic Program Evaluation: An Overview" (Dennis R. Hengstler); "The Role of Institutional…

Brown, Charles I., Ed.

475

The Practice of Institutional Research. Proceedings of a Joint Conference of the Southern Association for Institutional Research and the North Carolina Association for Institutional Research (Charlotte, North Carolina, October 29-30, 1981).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Proceedings of a 1981 joint conference sponsored by the Southern Association for Institutional Research (SAIR) and the North Carolina Association for Institutional Research are presented. The conference theme was the practice of institutional research. Contents include preconference workshop reports, speeches, abstracts of papers, and reports of…

Martin, Mary P., Ed.; Staman, E. Michael, Ed.

476

PUBLIC SCHOOL LAWS OF NORTH CAROLINA--COMMUNITY COLLEGES, TECHNICAL INSTITUTES, AND INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION CENTERS. CHAPTER 115A, GENERAL STATUTES OF NORTH CAROLINA, INCLUDING AMENDMENTS ADOPTED BY THE 1965 AND 1967 GENERAL ASSEMBLIES.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

CHAPTER 115A OF THE GENERAL STATUTES OF NORTH CAROLINA PROVIDES FOR THE STATE'S COMMUNITY COLLEGES, TECHNICAL INSTITUTES, AND INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION CENTERS. IT INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES--(1) GENERAL PROVISIONS FOR STATE ADMINISTRATION, (2) LOCAL ADMINISTRATION, (3) FINANCIAL SUPPORT, (4) BUDGETING, ACCOUNTING, AND FISCAL MANAGEMENT, (5)…

North Carolina General Assembly, Raleigh.

477

Libraries and Library Services. Field Hearing before the Committee on House Administration and Joint Committee on the Library. House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, Second Session (Lumberton, North Carolina, September 21, 1992).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To learn first hand how the libraries of North Carolina, especially public libraries, function in spite of budget cuts, a hearing was held in Lumberton (North Carolina) to hear the testimony of interested parties from the state and national levels and specifically from the congressional district of southeastern North Carolina. While library…

Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on House Administration.

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Measurement, analysis, and modeling of hydrogen sulfide emissions from a swine facility in North Carolina  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Annual global source contributions of sulfur compounds to the natural atmospheric environment are estimated to be 142 x 106 tons. Although not quantified, volatilization from animal wastes may be an important source of gaseous reduced sulfur compounds. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a colorless gas emitted during decomposition of hog manure that produces an offensive "rotten egg" odor. Once released into the atmosphere, H 2S is oxidized and the eventual byproduct, sulfuric acid, may combine with other atmospheric constituents to form aerosol products such as ammonium bisulfate and ammonium sulfate. In recent years, confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) have increased in size, resulting in more geographically concentrated areas of animals and, subsequently, animal waste. In North Carolina and across the southeastern United States anaerobic waste treatment lagoons are traditionally used to store and treat hog excreta at commercial hog farms. Currently, no state regulations exist for H2S gaseous emissions from animal production facilities in North Carolina and the amount of H2S being emitted into the atmosphere from these potential sources is widely unknown. In response to the need for data, this research initiative has been undertaken in an effort to quantify emissions of H2S from swine CAFOs. An experimental study was conducted at a commercial swine farm in eastern North Carolina to measure hydrogen sulfide emissions from a hog housing unit utilizing a mechanical fan ventilation system and from an on-site waste storage treatment lagoon. A dynamic flow-through chamber system was employed to make lagoon flux measurements. Semi-continuous measurements were made over a one-year period (2004-2005) for a few days during each of the four predominant seasons in order to assess diurnal and temporal variability in emissions. Fan rpm from the barn was continuously measured and flow rates were calculated in order to accurately assess gaseous emissions from the system. Temperature at the fan outlet and static pressure inside the barn were measured. Lagoon samples were collected daily and analyzed for sulfide content. Lagoon parameters, temperature and pH; and atmospheric environmental parameters, ambient temperature, relative humidity, wind speed and ambient hydrogen sulfide concentration were concurrently monitored on-site. The highest barn emissions were measured during the winter and appeared to be related to the age and weight of the animals housed inside the barn. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)

Blunden, Jessica

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Factors Affecting Nitrate Delivery to Streams from Shallow Ground Water in the North Carolina Coastal Plain  

USGS Publications Warehouse

An analysis of data collected at five flow-path study sites between 1997 and 2006 was performed to identify the factors needed to formulate a comprehensive program, with a focus on nitrogen, for protecting ground water and surface water in the North Carolina Coastal Plain. Water-quality protection in the Coastal Plain requires the identification of factors that affect the transport of nutrients from recharge areas to streams through the shallow ground-water system. Some basins process or retain nitrogen more readily than others, and the factors that affect nitrogen processing and retention were the focus of this investigation to improve nutrient management in Coastal Plain streams and to reduce nutrient loads to coastal waters. Nitrate reduction in ground water was observed at all five flow-path study sites in the North Carolina Coastal Plain, although the extent of reduction at each site was influenced by various environmental, hydrogeologic, and geochemical factors. Denitrification was the most common factor responsible for decreases in nitrate along the ground-water flow paths. Specific factors, some of which affect denitrification rates, that appeared to influence ground-water nitrate concentrations along the flow paths or in the streams include soil drainage, presence or absence of riparian buffers, evapotranspiration, fertilizer use, ground-water recharge rates and residence times, aquifer properties, subsurface tile drainage, sources and amounts of organic matter, and hyporheic processes. The study data indicate that the nitrate-reducing capacity of the buffer zone combined with that of the hyporheic zone can substantially lower the amount of ground-water nitrate discharged to streams in agricultural settings of the North Carolina Coastal Plain. At the watershed scale, the effects of ground-water discharge on surface-water quality appear to be greatly influenced by streamflow conditions and the presence of extensive riparian vegetation. Streamflow statistics that reflect base flow and the general hydrologic dynamics of a stream are important in understanding nutrient transport from a watershed and may be useful indicators of watersheds that are likely to have higher yields of nutrients and water. Combining streamflow statistics with information on such factors as land use, soil drainage, extent of riparian vegetation, geochemical conditions, and subsurface tile drainage in the Coastal Plain can be useful in identifying watersheds that are most likely to export excessive nitrogen due to nonpoint-source loadings and watersheds that are effective in processing nitrogen.

Harden, Stephen L.; Spruill, Timothy B.

2008-01-01

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Bringing Desegregation Home: Memories of the Struggle toward School Integration in Rural North Carolina. Palgrave Studies in Oral History  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered states to eliminate racial segregation in public schools with "all deliberate speed." Nonetheless, many all-white school boards in "progressive" North Carolina delayed "de jure" segregation for decades and condoned elements of "de facto" segregation that persist today. This intimate study exposes the turmoil…

Willink, Kate

2009-01-01

481

Peat bog wildfire smoke exposure in rural North Carolina is associated with Cardiopulmonary emergency department visits assessed through syndromic surveillance  

EPA Science Inventory

Background: In June 2008 burning deposits of peat produced haze and air pollution far in excess of National Ambient Air Quality Standards, encroaching on rural communities of eastern North Carolina (NC). While the association of mortality and morbidity with exposure to urban air ...

482

Peat Bog Wildfire Smoke Exposure in Rural North Carolina Is Associated with Cardio-Pulmonary Emergency Department Visits  

EPA Science Inventory

In June 2008 burning deposits of peat produced haze and air pollution far in excess of National Ambient Air Quality Standards, encroaching on rural communities of eastern North Carolina (NC). While the association of mortality and morbidity with exposure to urban air pollution i...

483

MODELING THE DISTRIBUTION OF NONPOINT NITROGEN SOURCES AND SINKS IN THE NEUSE RIVER BASIN OF NORTH CAROLINA, USA  

EPA Science Inventory

This study quantified nonpoint nitrogen (N) sources and sinks across the 14,582 km2 Neuse River Basin (NRB) located in North Carolina, to provide a tabular database to initialize in-stream N decay models and graphic overlay products for the development of management approaches to...

484

Perceived Quality of Service and Behavioral Intentions of First-Time Students Enrolled at The University of North Carolina Asheville  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to use the SERVQUAL (Service Quality Instrument) to examine the perceptions of first-time enrolled students at University of North Carolina Asheville regarding the services they receive from a selected group of departments in the university's One Stop area. In addition, the study examined whether a relationship…

Mitchell, Patrice Black

2011-01-01

485

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

E-print Network

Postdoctoral Position at North Carolina State University Title: Consequences of urban and global warming for arthropod ecology and evolution Description: One postdoctoral position will be available heat islands and global climate change for arthropods of societal or economic importance. The study

Behmer, Spencer T.

486

North Carolina Cooperative Extension Professionals' Climate Change Perceptions, Willingness, and Perceived Barriers to Programming: An Educational Needs Assessment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The educational needs assessment reported here measured North Carolina Cooperative Extension (NCCE) professionals' perceptions of global warming and identified barriers to climate change programming. Survey results from 400 NCCE professionals show 70% are cautious, concerned, or alarmed about global warming. Liberal and female Extension…

Burnett, Rachel E.; Vuola, Aaron J.; Megalos, Mark A.; Adams, Damian C.; Monroe, Martha C.

2014-01-01

487

Customer Satisfaction: A Comparison of Community College and Employment Security Commission Joblink Career Centers in North Carolina.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 provided states with a great amount of flexibility in the implementation of a system-wide approach to job training and workforce development. The legislation consolidated employment and training services into a one-stop system that is known as JobLink Career Centers in North Carolina. This document presents…

Deese, Stephanie

488

A Guide to Field Trip Sites in Coastal North Carolina. Project CAPE Teaching Module SC3a.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide provides information on preparing students in grades 4-10 for field trips and describes possible field trip sites in the northeastern, mid-eastern, and southeastern regions of North Carolina. Selected sites in the northeastern region (from Roanoke Island to Ocracoke) include the Dare Coastline and Cape Hatteras National Seashore.…

Carroll, Walter B.; Carroll, Carolyn H.

489

Freedom, Imagination and Grace: The Life Stories of Rural Women Art Educators from the Foothills of North Carolina  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This dissertation focuses on the narratives of four rural art educators of the Foothills of Western North Carolina. These women are the first art educators in this area in public education. They are often viewed as the invisible women in art who support community arts, much like the "invisible women in art history." From the view of the dominant…

Wingler, Sylvia Adams

2009-01-01

490

Leadership Strategies for Community College Effectiveness: Outcomes of the North Carolina Community College Presidents' Leadership Institute. A Technical Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Developed as a result of the North Carolina Community College President's Leadership Institute, this volume discusses the successful use of selected adaptive strategies to enhance community college effectiveness. Following information on the Institute and an overview of the volume, most of the remaining chapters review the work of prominent…

Campbell, Dale F.; And Others

491

Acculturation, Internalizing Mental Health Symptoms, and Self-Esteem: Cultural Experiences of Latino Adolescents in North Carolina  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This investigation examined acculturation risk factors and cultural assets, internalizing behavioral problems, and self-esteem in 323 Latino adolescents living in North Carolina. Multiple regression analyses revealed two risk factors--perceived discrimination and parent-adolescent conflict--as highly significant predictors of adolescent…

Smokowski, Paul R.; Bacallao, Martica L.

2007-01-01

492

The Medium-Term Labor Market Returns to Community College Awards: Evidence from North Carolina. A CAPSEE Working Paper  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper, the authors examine the relative labor market gains for first-time college students who enrolled in the North Carolina Community College System in 2002-03. The medium-term returns to diplomas, certificates, and degrees are compared with returns for students who accumulated college credits but did not graduate. The authors also…

Belfield, Clive; Liu, Yuen Ting; Trimble, Madeline Joy

2014-01-01

493

A Healthy Mix: A Case Study of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Interdisciplinary Health Communication Certificate Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study evaluated attitudes toward interdisciplinary education by appraising the Interdisciplinary Health Communication (IHC) Certificate program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a case study. Sixteen affiliated faculty and thirteen students enrolled in the IHC program as of 2008-2009 were surveyed. Although the attitude…

El-Toukhy, Sherine; Holman, Lynette

2012-01-01

494

CONTRIBUTION OF FINE PARTICLES OF OUTDOOR ORIGIN TO PERSONAL EXPOSURES: RESULTS OF A 37-PERSON PANEL STUDY IN NORTH CAROLINA  

EPA Science Inventory

The US EPA carried out a study of personal exposures to PM2.5 for 37 persons with hypertension or cardiovascular disease in North Carolina. Personal, indoor (home) and outdoor (home and central site) 24-h samples were collected for 7 consecutive days in each of four seasons in...

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Systematics of dusky salamanders, Desmognathus (Caudata: Plethodontidae), in the mountain and Piedmont regions of Virginia and North Carolina, USA  

Microsoft Academic Search

We analysed mitochondrial (cytochrome b) nucleotide sequences, nuclear allozyme markers, and morphometric characters to investigate species boundaries and phylogenetic relationships among dusky salamanders (Desmog- nathus) in the southern Blue Ridge and adjacent Piedmont Physiographic Provinces of Virginia and North Carolina. Our results revealed four distinct mitochondrial DNA clades that are also characterized by distinct allozyme markers. One clade consists of

STEPHEN G. TILLEY; RENEE L. ERIKSEN; LAURA A. KATZ

496

A Regional View of the Margin: Salmonid Abundance and Distribution in the Southern Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina and Virginia  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the southern Appalachian Mountains, native brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis and introduced rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss and brown trout Salmo trutta are at the southern extremes of their distributions, an often overlooked kind of marginal habitat. At a regional scale composed of the states of Virginia and North Carolina, species were found to be distributed along latitudinal and elevational gradients.

PATRICIA A. FLEBBE

1994-01-01

497

Analyzing the Barriers and Benefits toward Instructional Technology Infusion in North Carolina and Virginia Secondary Agricultural Education Curricula.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this research study was to identify the potential barriers and benefits of instructional technology infusion in North Carolina and Virginia secondary agricultural education curricula. Focus is placed on determining the future role that instructional technology will play in secondary agricultural curricula and determining the…

Alston, Antoine J.; Miller, W. Wade

2002-01-01

498

ENVIRONMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE FAIRGROUNDS FOLLOWING A LARGE OUTBREAK OF ESCHERICHIA COLI O157:H7  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Background: One-hundred eight cases of E. coli O157:H7 infection occurred in association with the 2004 North Carolina State Fair. Fifteen children were diagnosed with hemolytic-uremic syndrome. Molecular subtyping by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) identified an indistinguishable outbreak...

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Utilizing Telecommunications for Non-Traditional Instruction in the North Carolina Community College System. Project Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A project provided information to North Carolina community college users on telecommunication instruction and assisted officials at those community colleges, technical colleges, and technical institutes that were interested in offering broadcast television, cable television, or radio courses. A research survey of telecourse students examined…

Julian, Augusta A.

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Industrial-hygiene survey report, Champion International Paper Company, Canton, North Carolina, report No. IWS62-12  

Microsoft Academic Search

A walk-through survey was made at the Champion International Paper Company, Canton, North Carolina, to determine the feasibility of including the facility in the Sulfate and Sulfuric Acid Mist Project. During the pulping operation, wood chips were chemically treated with caustic soda and sodium sulfide for 2.5 hours under pressure. The pulp was held in blow pits following its removal

1976-01-01