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Sep 20, 2018

North Carolina sweet potatoes take hit from Florence

In western North Carolina, where tomato harvest was active, Jeanine Davis, an Extension specialist with North Carolina State University, said growers weathered the storm with few problems.

Sep 20, 2018

Florence shows how storm coverage is politicized

“A storm and responding to it the right way can make or break a political career,” said Gary Lackmann, a professor of atmospheric science at North Carolina State University.

Sep 20, 2018

Flood waters teem with bacteria from human and animal waste, decomposing carcasses

Toxicologists and scientists at UNC Chapel Hill and N.C. State University are planning to take water samples in flooded regions, but the analysis of the results will take time.

Sep 19, 2018

N.C. State team tests the Neuse River’s water quality in Lenoir County

Tuesday afternoon, Nine On Your Side captured a team from N.C. State University testing the Neuse’s water quality.

Sep 19, 2018

Florence kills 5,500 pigs and 3.4 million chickens. The numbers are expected to rise.

But John Classen, a N.C. State University professor of agricultural engineering, said the public health risk from hog lagoon spills may not be as great as the risk caused by the flooding of chemical industries and municipal waste water treatment […]

Sep 19, 2018

Tips for Growers Picking up in the Wake of Florence

Mark Hoffmann, Small Fruits Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University, has not been able to access local fields for damage assessment yet.

Sep 19, 2018

In North Carolina, losses of nearly 2 million birds and 26 flooded lagoons reported

Margaret Ross is a poultry specialist at North Carolina State University. She works with farmers in 33 counties, though she’s been struggling to reach them because cellular service has been intermittent.

Sep 19, 2018

‘We need help’: N.C. towns plead for dam, levee upgrades after second major flood in two years

Ryan Emanuel, an environmental scientist at North Carolina State University who studies the Lumber River, said that dredging and levee projects are not long-term fixes for the escalating problem.

Sep 19, 2018

Female Cockroaches May Cluster Together to Avoid Male Harassment

Coby Schal, an entomology professor at North Carolina State University, who was not involved in the research, is unconvinced that the females were all trying to avoid male attention; he says the size difference between the sexes alone could account […]

Sep 19, 2018

Pet Rescues in the Wake of Hurricane Florence

Dozens of volunteers, including veterinarians, vet students from the nearby North Carolina State University Veterinary School, and animal lovers from the community, came to help process, examine, console, and care for the animals.