ENC Regional News http://publicradioeast.org en Easter gas prices lower in 2014 than one year ago http://publicradioeast.org/post/easter-gas-prices-lower-2014-one-year-ago <p></p><p>Your Easter travel this year will likely be a bit cheaper than last year though far more expensive than any Christmas travel you took. George Olsen has more.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:09:00 +0000 George Olsen 39046 at http://publicradioeast.org Gas prices hit 7-month high http://publicradioeast.org/post/gas-prices-hit-7-month-high <p></p><p>AAA Carolinas is reporting a big spike in gas prices for North Carolina motorists over the past month. George Olsen has more.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:09:00 +0000 George Olsen 38427 at http://publicradioeast.org Eight Homes Damaged In Beaufort County EF2 Tornado http://publicradioeast.org/post/eight-homes-damaged-beaufort-county-ef2-tornado <p>Officials from the National Weather Service are surveying damage today in Beaufort and Hyde counties to determine the strength of yesterday’s tornado that severely damaged eight homes and hospitalized five people.&nbsp; Jared Brumbaugh has more.</p><p>The hardest hit of yesterday’s storm, around the town of Belhaven on Beech Ridge Road. John Pack is Director of Beaufort County Emergency Services.&nbsp;</p><p><em>“we think there were the possibly of two tornadoes.&nbsp; One may have not touched the ground, the other one definitely did.”</em></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:39:14 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 38394 at http://publicradioeast.org Dropout rate at public schools hits record low http://publicradioeast.org/post/dropout-rate-public-schools-hits-record-low <p>INTRO – The dropout rate for state public schools is at a record low. George Olsen has more.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 20:06:30 +0000 George Olsen 37926 at http://publicradioeast.org Archeology Team to search for CSS Neuse remnants http://publicradioeast.org/post/archeology-team-search-css-neuse-remnants <p>UPDATE April 15 -- The state Department of Cultural Resources reports the CSS Neuse archeology dive is off indefinitely</p><p>UPDATE March 13 -- The Friday, March 14 search has been postponed because of high water conditions on the Neuse. There is no firm date for rescheduling other than the search should take place in the next 30 days.</p><p>INTRO – The State Underwater Archeology Team will be on the Neuse River in Kinston Monday searching for remnants of the CSS Neuse. George Olsen has more.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:09:30 +0000 George Olsen 35836 at http://publicradioeast.org Environmental organizations express concern over PED virus http://publicradioeast.org/post/environmental-organizations-express-concern-over-ped-virus <p></p><p>An environmental group is seeking a state of emergency be declared in the wake of a virus found in about a third of the state’s large commercial hog farms. George Olsen has more.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:17:49 +0000 George Olsen 35312 at http://publicradioeast.org State to contribute money to Battleship NC hull repairs http://publicradioeast.org/post/state-contribute-money-battleship-nc-hull-repairs <p></p><p>The Battleship North Carolina will get an infusion of state funds in order to begin necessary repairs. George Olsen has more.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:36:44 +0000 George Olsen 34796 at http://publicradioeast.org Gulf War Illness study at ECU to continue into 2015 http://publicradioeast.org/post/gulf-war-illness-study-ecu-continue-2015 <div class="wysiwyg-asset-audio-wrapper" contenteditable="false"><div class="wysiwyg-asset-audio" contenteditable="false" description="A Defense Department funded study of Gulf War Illness being conducted at East Carolina University will continue into 2015. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:09:00 +0000 George Olsen 34556 at http://publicradioeast.org Road assessments underway in Pitt County towns http://publicradioeast.org/post/road-assessments-underway-pitt-county-towns <p>Greenville, Ayden and Winterville have partnered together to use new technology to assess their roads. They’ve contracted with Transmap to do an assessment of every street in the three cities. Transmap uses a specially outfitted van that uses LIDAR and photography to evaluate road conditions. It actually looks below the road surface without having to take a core sample, damaging the road. This will enable engineers to prioritize&nbsp; microsurfacing, resurfacing or complete rebuild projects. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 11:09:00 +0000 George Olsen 32594 at http://publicradioeast.org Pay hikes on way for high-demand state jobs http://publicradioeast.org/post/pay-hikes-way-high-demand-state-jobs <p></p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 11:09:00 +0000 George Olsen 32593 at http://publicradioeast.org New app available for emergency preparedness http://publicradioeast.org/post/new-app-available-emergency-preparedness <p></p><p>INTRO – The Governor’s Office has announced the launch of a new app to help families prepare for emergencies. George Olsen has more.</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 11:09:00 +0000 George Olsen 32285 at http://publicradioeast.org Report finds persistent spending gap in wealthy and poor public school districts http://publicradioeast.org/post/report-finds-persistent-spending-gap-wealthy-and-poor-public-school-districts <p></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:06:00 +0000 George Olsen 31891 at http://publicradioeast.org ECU online programs enjoy national ranking http://publicradioeast.org/post/ecu-online-programs-enjoy-national-ranking <p></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 11:09:00 +0000 George Olsen 31568 at http://publicradioeast.org New inductees into NC Sports Hall of Fame announced http://publicradioeast.org/post/new-inductees-nc-sports-hall-fame-announced <div class="wysiwyg-asset-audio-wrapper" contenteditable="false"><div class="wysiwyg-asset-audio" contenteditable="false" description="The names of the latest class to join the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame have been announced. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 11:09:00 +0000 George Olsen 31418 at http://publicradioeast.org Successful kidney exchange conducted http://publicradioeast.org/post/successful-kidney-exchange-conducted <p></p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 11:09:00 +0000 George Olsen 30923 at http://publicradioeast.org AAA Carolinas predicts increased holiday travel http://publicradioeast.org/post/aaa-carolinas-predicts-increased-holiday-travel <p></p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 11:10:00 +0000 George Olsen 30165 at http://publicradioeast.org North Carolina leads in national teacher certification numbers http://publicradioeast.org/post/north-carolina-leads-national-teacher-certification-numbers <p> North Carolina boasts the highest number of National Board Certified teachers in the country. George Olsen has more.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 11:09:30 +0000 George Olsen 30092 at http://publicradioeast.org $7 Million Grant To Restore Forestland From Carolinas To Texas http://publicradioeast.org/post/7-million-grant-restore-forestland-carolinas-texas <p>More than $7 million dollars in grant money will be used to restore and maintain forestlands in eight southeastern states from the Carolinas to Texas.&nbsp; Jared Brumbaugh has more.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 20:19:37 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 29700 at http://publicradioeast.org Statewide Tie One On For Safety Campaign Is Underway http://publicradioeast.org/post/statewide-tie-one-safety-campaign-underway <p>The start of the holiday season is days away but the “Tie One On For Safety” Campaign is already underway across the state.&nbsp; Jared Brumbaugh has more.</p><p>In a recent survey, Mothers Against Drunk Driving found that 73 percent of adults 21 years of age or older have known someone who’s tried to operate a vehicle after drinking too much. In an effort to reduce the amount of drunk driving fatalities, the group is encouraging people to attach a “Tie One On For Safety” red ribbon to their vehicle’s antenna.&nbsp; MADD State Executive Director LaRhoda Scott.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 20:03:26 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 29695 at http://publicradioeast.org Highway 17 Bypass Projects in Jones County Set for 2015 http://publicradioeast.org/post/highway-17-bypass-projects-jones-county-set-2015 <p>It may still be years away, but a long-awaited road work in Jones County finally gets the green light to move forward. &nbsp;Jared Brumbaugh has more.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 18:48:56 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 29497 at http://publicradioeast.org