Trout Stockings in East Prong Roaring River, Stone Mountain Creek and Little River Delayed Until Oct. 14
MARION – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has postponed trout stockings in East Prong Roaring River and Stone Mountain Creek in Stone Mountain State Park and Little River near Sparta until Oct. 14 due to an ongoing research project being conducted on these waters.
Fall color season launched in North Carolina state parks
RALEIGH – Abundant summer rainfall and cool September nights have already launched the fall foliage season in high elevations of western North Carolina state parks.
Digital Bookmobile coming to North Carolina
The Digital Bookmobile National Tour will showcase eBook-lending services from libraries in the North Carolina area next month. Aboard a 74-foot-long outreach vehicle at North Carolina Digital Library, readers will learn how to access their library’s collection of eBooks, audiobooks and other digital content. The Digital Bookmobile is a fun and engaging experience, with instructional videos and interactive workstations. A gadget gallery featuring iPhone®, Android™ tablet, BlackBerry®, NOOK™, Sony® Reader™ and Kindle® helps visitors discover eReading devices that are compatible with their library’s digital collection.
Charlotte man to purchase his first house with $750,000 lottery win
RALEIGH – Eric Baptist of Charlotte got an early birthday present on Tuesday as he claimed a $750,000 prize on his Jumbo Bucks ticket. Baptist, who turns 69 years old this week, plans to use the money to purchase a home for the first time in his life.
Clarification and Exemptions for Life Vest Requirements
RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has exempted surfboards, tubes, swimming rafts and inflatable toys from the requirement to carry personal flotation devices (PFDs), also known as life vests.
Impacts of Deer Disease in 2012 Expected to be Short-Lived
RALEIGH — Biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission are assuring the public that the outbreak of hemorrhagic disease in western North Carolina in 2012 will not result in a long-term decline in the area’s deer population, even in areas affected the most severely last year — Caldwell, Surry and Wilkes counties.
Wildlife Commission Announces Price Increase and Changes for Vessel Registrations
RALEIGH – Fee increases and changes in vessel registration and titling resulting from the N.C. General Assembly’s passage of Senate Bill 402 will go into effect Oct. 1, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission announced.
Town Creek Indian Mound hosts Dog Dags Day event
MOUNT GILEAD – Town Creek Indian Mound has gone to the dogs. To celebrate the end of National Dog Week, the site will host the 2nd annual “Dogs’ Day at Town Creek” on Sept. 28 for families and their four-legged companions. This all day event, with a fair atmosphere, will include dog-friendly vendors and presenters as well as fun activities for the kids.
Wildlife Commission Schedules Meetings to Discuss Black Bear Management Plan
RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will hold a series of public meetings in October to discuss the 2012-2022 Black Bear Management Plan, including possibly creating a Piedmont bear hunting season, extending the length of bear hunting seasons, increasing the bag limit in some areas, and receiving public comments on inequities between bear hunting with aid of bait that currently exist between hunters with hounds and still hunters.
Wildlife Commission Seeks to Test 3,000 Deer for Deadly Disease
RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is asking whitetail hunters to allow staff to sample their deer harvests this fall for the agency’s statewide Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) surveillance effort.
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