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NC State news is shared far and wide. Below are just some of our recent appearances in local, regional, national and international media publications.

Jun 7, 2012

What explains North Carolina’s high jobless rate?

What explains North Carolina’s high jobless rate?, Bladen Journal, Apex Herald, June 1, 2012. Prior to the recession, North Carolina had an unemployment rate near 4.5 percent. At the worst point in the recession, the state’s jobless rate soared to 11.4 percent, tied for seventh highest in the nation. Dr. Mike Walden, agricultural and resource economic, featured. 

Jun 7, 2012

Wildlife refuges boost value of nearby homes, study says

Wildlife refuges boost value of nearby homes, study says, Washington Business Journal, June 1, 2012. According to the study, conducted by economic researchers at North Carolina State University, homes within half a mile of a refuge and within eight miles of an urban center receive a 4 percent to 5 percent boost in value in the… 

Jun 7, 2012

Scientists Complete Most Comprehensive Genetic Analysis Yet of Corn

Scientists Complete Most Comprehensive Genetic Analysis Yet of Corn, ScienceDaily, June 3, 2012. Researchers at Cornell University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service have published the most comprehensive analysis on the corn genome. The work was a collaborative effort by scientists at 17 U.S. and foreign institutions that include North Carolina State University. Reports… 

Jun 7, 2012

Where do bedbugs come from?

Where do bedbugs come from?, Mother Nature Network, June 3, 2012. Bedbugs, tiny round copper-colored critters, feast on the blood of animals and humans. A recent study by entomologists at North Carolina State University showed that entire infestations of bedbugs can be started by just one or two founder insects. 

Jun 7, 2012

Ask SAM: Straight Answers

Ask SAM: Straight Answers, Winston-Salem Journal, June 2, 2012. Q: What are the small red bugs that look like ladybugs? Dr. Mike Waldvogel, entomology, featured. 

Jun 7, 2012

Duplin among N.C. Coop. Ext. centers recognized for farm safety work

Duplin among N.C. Coop. Ext. centers recognized for farm safety work, Sampson Independent, June 2, 2012. The Award for Excellence recognition included N.C. Cooperative Extension Agents from Duplin County for participation in the AgriSafe and Certified Save Farm program. Dr. Greg Cope, agromedicine, featured. 

Jun 7, 2012

Homeowners, Farmers Poised To Battle Kudzu Bugs

Homeowners, Farmers Poised To Battle Kudzu Bugs, WITN-TV – Online, June 2, 2012. Homeowners and soybean growers in North Carolina are witnessing a continuing invasion of kudzu bugs. Dominic Reisig, entomology, featured. 

Jun 7, 2012

Clinton, Annan Up Pressure on Syria

Clinton, Annan Up Pressure on Syria, Voice of America, June 7, 2012. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan led increased diplomatic pressure on Syria Thursday. Dr. Bob Moog,  political science, featured. 

Jun 6, 2012

In retrospect: Silent Spring

In retrospect: Silent Spring, Nature, June 1, 2012. Editorial: On its 50th anniversary, an exposé of pesticide overuse still stands as a beacon of reason. Dr. Rob Dunn, biology, featured. 

Jun 6, 2012

Value on the wild side

Value on the wild side, Newsday, June 1, 2012. A new study quantifies what home buyers and brokers have long suspected: Living near a protected swath of open space boosts home values. Laura Taylor, environmental economic, featured. 

Jun 6, 2012

‘Knowledge into know-how’

‘Knowledge into know-how’, Individual.com, June 2, 2012. This is the second installment of a series of articles profiling the different departments in Surry County government. Bryan Cave, cooperative extension, featured. 

Jun 6, 2012

Local student launches Headbands of Hope

Local student launches Headbands of Hope, Huntersville Herald, June 2, 2012. Jessica Ekstrom, a Cornelius native and N.C. State University student, has expanded the line of headbands available from her company, Headbands of Hope. For each headband purchased from Headbands of Hope, one headband is donated to a girl with cancer. 

Jun 6, 2012

NC homeowners, farmers poised to battle kudzu bugs

NC homeowners, farmers poised to battle kudzu bugs, WRAL-TV, et al, June 2, 2012. Homeowners and soybean growers in North Carolina are witnessing a continuing invasion of kudzu bugs. Dominic Reisig, entomology, featured. 

Jun 6, 2012

NC homeowners, farmers poised to battle kudzu bugs

NC homeowners, farmers poised to battle kudzu bugs, Fort Mill Times – Online, June 2, 2012. Homeowners and soybean growers in North Carolina are witnessing a continuing invasion of kudzu bugs. Dominic Reisig, entomology, featured. 

Jun 6, 2012

NC homeowners, farmers poised to battle kudzu bugs

NC homeowners, farmers poised to battle kudzu bugs, Erie Times-News – Online, June 2, 2012. Homeowners and soybean growers in North Carolina are witnessing a continuing invasion of kudzu bugs. Dominic Reisig, entomology, featured.