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.
New Model Should Expedite Development of Temperature-Stable Nano-Alloys
NCSU issued the following study report:
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new theoretical model that will speed the development of new nanomaterial alloys that retain their advantageous properties at elevated temperatures.
N.C. Arts Council Grants Catalyst for Winston-Salem Theatre District
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- A small investment through the N.C. Arts Council's SmART Initiative pilot project has served as a catalyst for an ambitious expansion of the Winston-Salem Theatre District and the unveiling of an arts-driven economic plan for the city's downtown.
President of Environmental Working Group to Speak at Center on Chemical Contamination
Ken Cook, president and founder of the Washington, D.C.-based Environmental Working Group (EWG), will speak October 3 at the Center for the Environment facility on “The Farm Bill, Healthy Food and our Environment : What’s at stake?” A reception will follow the 6:30 p.m. presentation.
NC celebrates Farm Safety and Health Week with program grant
NCSU issued the following release:
As fall harvest gathers momentum, the N.C. Agromedicine Institute encourages North Carolina farm families to focus on farm health and safety during National Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 15-21. The institute’s mission is to develop solutions for agricultural hazards, collaborate on strategies for preventing injury and illness, and work with communities to promote health and safety through its research, education and intervention programs.
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