military en Remembering the Montford Point Marines <p>We remember the brave Montford Point Marines who faced segregation in service for an opportunity to fight for our country during World War II.</p><p></p><p>Today, we honor the Montford Point Marines who were the first African Americans to serve in the United States Marine Corp.&nbsp; They overcame discrimination and segregation in service for an opportunity to fight for our country during World War II.&nbsp; Wilmington resident Norman Preston is a hero, and World War II veteran.&nbsp;&nbsp; At 91 years old, he is among our country’s first black Marines.</p><p></p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:12:17 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 36064 at Remembering the Montford Point Marines Impact of the Government Shutdown on Military Bases in ENC <p>For the first time in 17 years, the federal government has shutdown.&nbsp; And, as a result, National Forests across the country are closed, workers are furloughed, and government benefit programs that help needy families are being shuttered. Public Radio East&rsquo;s Jared Brumbaugh reports on the impact of the government shutdown on military bases in eastern North Carolina.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 21:45:43 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 24665 at Regional Partnership Promotes "Buying Local" Movement and Creating Biofuels Industry <p>We highlight a partnership between local farmers and the military aimed at buying locally grown food and producing energy from local biofuel crops. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Agriculture and the military.&nbsp; They both depend on undeveloped areas of eastern North Carolina to exist.</span></p><p><em>“Agriculture needs farms and open space, military needs farms and open space.”</em></p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 15:25:32 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 18517 at The Down East Journal (07/12/13) <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on the Down East Journal, we highlight a partnership between local farmers and the military aimed at eating locally grown food- and producing energy from local biofuel crops.&nbsp; And, we speak with the organizer of the Crystal Coast Music Festival about Saturday’s event on the </span>Bogue<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Sound Waterfront in Morehead City. &nbsp;Catch the Down East Journal, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.&nbsp; And Saturday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East, News and Ideas.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 18:44:16 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 18334 at The Down East Journal (07/12/13) Sequestion Impacts on Eastern North Carolina <p>Local governments, schools and military bases are bracing for the impacts of sequestration.&nbsp; We explore how the series of automatic cuts will impact eastern North Carolina.</p><p>The series of automatic cuts to government spending called sequestration will total more than a trillion dollars in savings over the next 10 years.&nbsp; The expenses of those savings is now beginning to ripple through our area, as L.C. Morris explains.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 18:19:45 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 10187 at Sequestration's Impact in ENC <p>At some point before Friday at midnight, the President is expected to order across-the-board budget cuts to save $1.2 trillion dollars over the next ten years.&nbsp; Jared Brumbaugh spoke with Congressman G.K. Butterfield about how sequestration could impact eastern North Carolina.</p><p><em>“It appears it’s too late, that it’s definitely going to happen.”</em></p><p>If the sequestration goes forward, most of the effects could be felt in our area immediately.&nbsp; Butterfield says military readiness and middle class families would be hit the hardest.</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 17:41:29 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 8315 at A Look at Tethered Aerostats <p><span class="tease"><span>A private company in Elizabeth City is manufacturing a lighter than air technology called a tethered aerostat. They're being sold to governments and are the worlds only company devoted entirely to the production of these unique products. We recently toured the massive facility. </span></span></p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 21:04:10 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 7039 at A Look at Tethered Aerostats New Governor Pat McCrory Visits ENC <p>Less than a week after becoming the new governor of North Carolina, Pat McCrory visited New Bern to talk with constituents and cast his vision for North Carolina's future.</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 20:33:59 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 7034 at New Governor Pat McCrory Visits ENC Executive Order 124 <p>We discuss Executive Order 124, which seeks to improve relations between North Carolina agencies and local military installations.</p><p><strong>On August 17 Governor Beverly Perdue signed Executive Order 124, to promote stronger communication between state agencies, community leaders, and military officials. Even though military officials and state officials say that </strong><strong>more awareness of military activity is vital to North Carolina’s economy, the state has a long history of communication with its military installations. Stephen O’Connell has more.</strong></p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:25:47 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 4978 at