A pharmaceutical packaging manufacturer will locate its first U-S manufacturing plant in Wilson County. 


Officials want residents to provide input on the Land Use Plan for the Southwest Bypass corridor. 

NC Ferry Division

The Cedar Island-Ocracoke and Swan Quarter-Ocracoke ferry routes have returned to their regular published schedule, according to the North Carolina Ferry System. All vehicle size and weight restrictions have also been lifted.  The announcement comes after the U.S.

Congressman Walter Jones's Last Run For Office

Apr 5, 2018
Walter Jones

This mid-term election is the last time Eastern North Carolina voters will see Rep. Walter Jones's name on the ballot.  


A new artificial reef will be constructed about two and a half miles off the Dare County coast later this year.

Cpl. Joey Mendez

Residents in Carteret and Jones Counties may notice an increase in military training activity later this month.  

Wake Forest Baptist

Memory loss is a devastating symptom of neurodegenerative diseases.  Now, there is some hope as a group of scientists have found a way to assist the brain’s ability to encode and recall memories using a new prosthetic memory system.

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As educators in red states across the country go on strike, North Carolina’s teachers are planning to take action of their own.  The state’s teachers’ union is planning an advocacy day in Raleigh next month when the General Assembly reconvenes.

NC Greenways Provide Economic Benefits, Study Finds

Apr 2, 2018
North Carolina Department of Transportation

Trails that connect bicyclists and pedestrians to different areas within a city or town benefit state and local economies, a North Carolina Department of Transportation report released yesterday finds.

The Greenville Housing Authority and Pitt County Health Department have implemented a new smoke free policy at eight housing site months earlier than the federal deadline.   

Teacher Vacancies Hard To Fill In ENC

Mar 30, 2018
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State funding for public education in North Carolina remains below pre-recession levels, despite inflation and higher personnel costs.  And less funding for public schools has contributed to teacher shortages in most districts across the state.  Filling these vacancies is especially difficult for rural districts in Eastern North Carolina, which have smaller tax bases and are less desirable destinations for many recent college graduates.  

NC Ferry Division

The North Carolina Ferry Division is adjusting the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry schedule to accommodate an emergency dredging effort due to shoaling at the northern end of Ocracoke Island.  

Wikimedia Commons

A drug that can counteract the effects of an opioid overdose is now more widely available in Onslow County. 


The North Carolina Department of Transportation is collecting comments on a proposed widening project in Greenville.  

Kinston Public Services

Twenty-seven counties in eastern North Carolina will receive state funding to improve or replace drinking water and wastewater infrastructure.  

In two state legislative districts in Onslow County, it’s been more than a decade since a Democrat has run. 

NC Highway Patrol

The North Carolina Governor's Highway Safety Program, in partnership with state and local law enforcement, is holding the annual Speed a Little. Lose a Lot. campaign, which runs through Sunday, April 1. 

East Carolina University

A new early college high school option in Pitt County has received all necessary approvals to admit its first class of students this Fall. 

Free download of the title track from the CD Seven Day Blues by Johnny Tucker, currently featured on The Sound.  Find out more about the artist here.

Free download of the title track from the CD Old Freight by Alan Barnosky, currently featured on The Sound.  Find out more about the artist here.

Chris Hannant Photography

Nearly 3,500 crab pots were removed from North Carolina coastal waters during a one and a half week cleanup effort.

The North Carolina Court System

School district leaders in two Eastern North Carolina counties are partnering with local law enforcement to keep students who commit low-level offenses out of court.

Sundae Horn

About 75 middle school and high school students at Ocracoke School left their classrooms and gathered in the gymnasium this morning to demonstrate against gun violence, as part of a nationwide student-led walkout. 

Schools Along NC Coast To Participate In National Walkout

Mar 13, 2018
Wikimedia Commons

Students at several schools along North Carolina’s coast are planning to join thousands of others Wednesday morning in a national protest against gun violence. 

Bike Sharing Program Launches At ECU

Mar 13, 2018
ECU News Services

East Carolina University received two hundred lime green bicycles on Monday for students, faculty and visitors to ride on campus.

City of New Bern

The City of New Bern is gathering public input on the proposed Master Plan for Martin Marietta Park.  

The 880 acres of donated land, along South Glenburnie Road, was acquired by the city last September.  A public input meeting was held in January for folks to share ideas on what types of amenities and programs to include the park’s Master Plan. Ronald Sage, a New Bern resident of 20 years is most excited about the possibility of an outdoor amphitheater.

National Endowment for the Arts

State and local arts organizations and military communities will hold a conference in Jacksonville this weekend to create a community-based arts programs for military personnel, veterans and their families.

Creative Forces

State and local arts organizations and military communities will hold a conference in Jacksonville this weekend to create a community based arts programs for military personnel, veterans and their families. 


North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality

A key Republican state lawmaker is calling for a formal legislative investigation into a roughly $58 million deal between Gov. Roy Cooper’s office and the utility companies behind the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which if built would pass through eight Eastern North Carolina counties. 


Even though thousands of colonoscopies are done every year with minimal side effects, a new study from the University of North Dakota finds that the procedure may be linked with an increased risk of developing appendicitis.