The Friday Feature 05.13.2022


The good news is that we can host more teams on that date. Bring a client or a friend and enjoy a day of golfing at the NCSS Annual Spring Golf Tournament on May 13th at the Asheboro Country Club, 5105 Old Lexington Rd., Asheboro, NC 27205.

Can't attend but would still like to be represented? Sponsorships are a great way to get your company name out there and support NCSS at the same time. It's a win win!

Registration fee of $125/person includes breakfast, greens fee, cart, refreshments during play and lunch following play. If your team wins, you get your money back! Register Online or click here for a paper registration form.

Schedule for Day of Tournament Friday, June 24th
9:00am Free Breakfast
9:00am Registration
10:00am Shotgun Start
2:00pm Lunch & Awards to Follow Play

Register for 1 player here.

Register for 2 players here.

Register for 3 players here.

Register for 4 players here.

Send your preferred teammates' names to

Please call the office at 919-556-9848 if you need assistance registering or if you would like to pay by check.


NSPS and NCSS members are urged to file comments with the U.S. Department of Labor in opposition to classifying members of survey crews as “laborers and mechanics” under a 90-year-old law known as the Davis-Bacon Act

NCSS is engaged on this issue with the National Society of Professional Surveyors. 

For additional information and background, click here.  This includes a recent Town Hall hosted by NSPS, a PowerPoint, and a podcast. 

For instructions on filing comments, and tips on what to put in your comments click here. 

Comments are due by close of business this coming Tuesday, May 17.  The voice of the surveying profession must be heard.  Comments may be brief, but please, submit a comment.

photos (O): Email Images: Egypt


Emily Pierce took a look at look back in history at how the Egyptian surveyors, "rope-stretchers" earned their name in an article for The American Surveyor.  They earned that name because one of the tools used in surveying was a calibrated rope. These ropes were specially-treated to hold their length by being stretched out taut between stakes and then rubbed with a mixture of beeswax and resin. They were graduated by 13 knots tied at equal intervals (small or large, depending on the intended use). A commonly-used rope was made up of 12 royal cubits (a cubit is the length from the bent elbow to the tips of the fingers, or approximately 20.59 inches). This tool was more than just a knotted rope. It was the key to practicing sacred geometry, the purview of priests and royalty. Click here for the full story.


Dare County is looking for a "blueline" machine, the "old school" printer of the past.  It makes copies using chemically treated paper that burns off under a fluorescent light bulb. They still use one for some of their historic photo/map/aerial needs. They have a Repro Tech 900 purchased in 2002 but it has stopped working and they cannot find anyone to repair it.    

If you have one of these machines and would like to sell it or if you know someone who may be able to repair theirs,  please call Robin Etheridge, Dare County Land Records Manager, at 252-475-5962 or

If you are interested in expanding your surveying business into the Charlotte metro area or are a licensed surveyor ready to strike out on your own, please read further! The owner of a land surveying firm in NC is ready to move into the next phase of his life. His company is profitable with an excellent location and solid reputation. The new owner will be buying a profitable business with a significant opportunity for growth. The owner will lease his current office, stay through a transition, provide owner financing, and entertain any reasonable offer. Please call 704.895.4274 or email for more information.



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There are so many job opportunities out there, no matter what position you might be looking for. Find a complete and up-to-date list of current Job Postings on the NCSS website. 

This week we are highlighting Stepp ServicesOur sustaining members support NCSS yearly through functions such as our annual conference, golf tournaments, and membership. We hope to reciprocate these benefits through the mutual support of their companies. To show our appreciation we highlight one sustaining member each week in the Friday Feature.  Whenever possible, please consider them first for your business needs and mention your membership with NCSS.  Click Here for a Complete List of Sustaining Members