North Carolina

Hot Fun in the Summertime: Topical Biomedics offers health living tops for Summer

RHINEBECK, NY July 14, 2014 — As the Nat King Cole song says, it’s the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer!   Which means it’s the season for family vacations, lounging by the pool, visiting amusement parks, and walking barefoot on the beach.  Being outside in the sun feels great, especially […]

North Carolina Wildlife Commission Sets Migratory Game Bird Seasons

RALEIGH, NC July 11, 2014 — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has approved the season dates for dove and other webless migratory game birds, as well as September seasons for Canada geese and teal. Seasons and bag limits for most species are similar to last year with the notable exception […]

Wildlife Commission Reports CWD Not Detected in North Carolina

RALEIGH, NC July 8, 2014 — Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a transmissible and fatal neurological disease of deer and elk, was not detected in a recent statewide survey conducted by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Humans are not known to contract CWD. No treatment or cure for CWD exists. Direct, […]

A Pirate's Exile: Tarheel Escapades

San Pedro, CA, June, 23, 2014-I don’t like to fly. Something about the entire process just makes me want to scream out loud about how crazy we all must be in order to pack ourselves into what amounts to a pile of metal and hurl ourselves into the air. Despite […]

NC Wildlife Commission Announces July 4 as Free Fishing Day

RALEIGH, NC June 16, 2014 — On July 4, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission invites anglers and would-be anglers of all ages to go fishing — for free. From 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m., everyone in North Carolina — resident and non-residents alike — can fish in any public body […]

State Board of Community Colleges, UNC Board of Governors Sign Revised Agreement Improving Transfer Process

RALEIGH, NC Feb. 21, 2014 – The State Board of Community Colleges and University of North Carolina Board of Governors today signed a revised Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) between the two public higher education systems, making college transfer options more defined and easier to follow.  The revised agreement, driven by […]

The Boone Tract in Davie County

RALEIGH, NC Feb. 21, 2014 – On February 21, 1764, famed frontiersman Daniel Boone sold land near what is now Mocksville to settle debts before exploring westward. Aaron Van Cleave, a former ship’s captain from New York, paid Boone “80 pounds Proclamation money of the state of North Carolina” for […]

Burning of Winton by Union Troops, 1862

RALEIGH, NC Feb. 20, 2014 – On February 20, 1862, Union troops burned Winton, a small village in Hertford County overlooking the Chowan River. The previous day, six gunboats transporting soldiers from New York and Rhode Island steamed up river to Winton, intent on destroying a railroad bridge. Confederate soldiers […]