Onslow County http://publicradioeast.org en Drained Wetlands in Hoffman Forest http://publicradioeast.org/post/drained-wetlands-hoffman-forest <p>Two federal agencies are investigating whether managers at North Carolina State University’s 79,000 acre forest in Jones and Onslow Counties illegally drained wetlands.&nbsp; Jared Brumbaugh reports.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>It’s estimated that 6,700 acres of the wetlands in Hoffman Forest were impacted.&nbsp; Project Manager for the US Army Corp of Engineers Wilmington Regulatory Field Office Mickey Sugg says it appears excavating equipment was used to create ditches for water to exit the property.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:01:15 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 37986 at http://publicradioeast.org Solar Panel Project in Onslow County http://publicradioeast.org/post/solar-panel-project-onslow-county <p>Onslow County will soon be home to a solar farm that will power more than 2,400 homes. &nbsp;We talk about the scope of the project and tour the facility that is currently using landfill gas to create electricity.</p><p></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 16:16:18 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 30312 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (12/20/13) http://publicradioeast.org/post/down-east-journal-122013 <p>Onslow County will soon be home to a solar farm that will power more than 2,400 homes.&nbsp; This week on the Down East Journal, we talk about the scope of the project and tour the facility that is currently using landfill gas to create electricity. And, a nonprofit in New Bern breaks ground soon on an organic garden maintained by disabled and homeless veterans. Listen for the Down East Journal airs Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.&nbsp; And Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.</p><p></p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 17:34:19 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 29955 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (12/20/13) Onslow County Students Turn Trash Into Treasure http://publicradioeast.org/post/onslow-county-students-turn-trash-treasure <p>We explain how some Onslow County students are doing their part to help the environment by transforming their Styrofoam lunch trays into recyclable material.</p><p>Onslow County students are taking a bite out of grime, working to recycle the Styrofoam lunch trays their schools throw out every day. And, boy, do they throw out a lot of trays. According to Onslow County’s Solid Waste and Landfill Assistant Director Lisa Rider, the school district goes through over 19,000 trays in a single day. To make matters worse, the trays can remain in the landfill forever.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 16:33:27 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 16463 at http://publicradioeast.org