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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.

Jul 24, 2012

Is North Carolina still a ‘Dixie Dynamo’?

Is North Carolina still a ‘Dixie Dynamo’?, News & Observer, July 22, 2012. North Carolina has long seen itself as the “Dixie Dynamo,” as National Geographic magazine once called it. But, is  the dynamo losing some of its force in the governor’s race? Dr. Michael Walden, agricultural and resource economics, featured. 

Jul 24, 2012

Outdoors: Hunters should take care in harvesting feral pigs

Outdoors: Hunters should take care in harvesting feral pigs, Fayetteville Observer, July 22, 2012. Keith Gallaher began feeling ill two months after hunting for feral pigs. He learned what ailed him was Brucella suis, a bacteria that experts say could pose a threat to the state’s hog industry. Dr. Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf, wildlife infectious diseases, featured.… 

Jul 24, 2012

State unemployment rate remains at 9.4 percent

State unemployment rate remains at 9.4 percent, News & Observer, July 21, 2012. North Carolina’s unemployment rate held steady for a third consecutive month as the state reversed a disturbing decline in the number of jobs. Dr. Mike Walden, agricultural and resource economics, featured. 

Jul 24, 2012

State unemployment rate remains at 9.4 percent

State unemployment rate remains at 9.4 percent, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun et al, June 21, 2012. North Carolina’s unemployment rate held steady for a third consecutive month as the state reversed a disturbing decline in the number of jobs. Dr. Mike Walden, agricultural and resource economics, featured. 

Jul 24, 2012

Tequila | newsobserver.com blogs

Tequila | newsobserver.com blogs, News & Observer – Online, July 22, 2012. A researcher at N.C. State has bellied up the bar and discovered that the production of Tequila in Mexico is harmful to the environment. Sarah Bowen, sociology and anthropology, featured. 

Jul 23, 2012

State unemployment rate remains at 9.4 percent

State unemployment rate remains at 9.4 percent, Individual.com, July 20, 2012. North Carolina’s unemployment rate held steady for a third consecutive month as the state reversed a disturbing decline in the number of jobs. Dr. Mike Walden, agricultural and resource economics, featured. 

Jul 23, 2012

Fuel-cell resource

Fuel-cell resource, Bus and Coach Professional – Online, July 20. North Carolina State University’s Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) is running a website that tracks the progress of hydrogen-powered bus projects around the world, the International Fuel Cell Bus Collaborative. 

Jul 23, 2012

N.C. doctor performs turtle surgery

N.C. doctor performs turtle surgery, Cherokee Tribune – Online, July 20, 2012. Holden III, an endangered juvenile green sea turtle, underwent experimental surgery to repair a deep skull wound. Dr. Greg Lewbart, clinical sciences, featured. 

Jul 23, 2012

Gas prices rose past week, primarily due to Middle East tension

Gas prices rose past week, primarily due to Middle East tension, Winston-Salem Journal – Online,  July 20, 2012. The heat isn’t the only thing that has been rising in the Triad. Gas prices jumped 7 cents a gallon over the past week amid escalating tensions in the Middle East. Dr. Michael Walden, agricultural and resource economics, featured. 

Jul 23, 2012

Doctors Perform Skull Surgery on Sea Turtle

Doctors Perform Skull Surgery on Sea Turtle, Washington Post, The Today Show et al, July 20, 2012. Holden III, an endangered green sea turtle, suffered a deep head wound. But doctors at North Carolina State University used glue, hooks and wires to put him (or her) back together again. 

Jul 23, 2012

Experimental turtle surgery performed in NC

Experimental turtle surgery performed in NC, Paris News, July 20, 2012. A team of 10 doctors and their assistants crowd around an operating table for an experimental skull surgery on a green sea turtle. Dr. Greg Lewbart, clinical sciences, featured. 

Jul 23, 2012

Retail sales slump for third month in a row, economists expect slow recovery

Retail sales slump for third month in a row, economists expect slow recovery, News 14 Carolina, July 20, 2012. For the third month in a row, national retail sales are down according to the National Retail Federation. Dr. Mike Walden, agricultural and resource economics, featured. 

Jul 23, 2012

Solar Powered Neck Tie Holds, Powers Your Gadgets

Solar Powered Neck Tie Holds, Powers Your Gadgets, Gizmodo, July 20, 2012. A team of researchers at North Carolina State University have devised an ingenious way to charge your gadgets on the move: With solar powered clothing. Textiles research featured. 

Jul 23, 2012

You Decide: Are jobs coming and where?

You Decide: Are jobs coming and where?, The Mountaineer, July 20, 2012. Two reports recently crossed my desk that focused on the number one issue in the economy today — jobs. They both give some much-needed perspective and direction to today’s challenging labor market. Dr. Mike Walden, agricultural and resource economics, featured. 

Jul 22, 2012

Rodent Robbers Good for Tropical Trees

Rodent Robbers Good for Tropical Trees, Innovations Report, July 19, 2012. There’s no honor among thieves when it comes to rodent robbers—which turns out to be a good thing for tropical trees that depend on animals to spread their seeds. Dr. Roland Kays, forestry and environmental resources academic research, featured.