Hundreds of people are displaced after their homes were damaged or destroyed during last week's tornadoes. An in-depth review of the storm that impacted eastern North Carolina and the efforts underway to help residents recover.
Protecting shorelines with natural, vegetative barriers is not only better for the ecosystem, it’s a more effective means of slowing shoreline erosion. We speak to a local researcher about her work with “living shorelines.”
In the final year of the 150th anniversary commemoration, more stops to the North Carolina Civil War Trails guide have been added. We’ll talk about the most recent additions and local sites closer to home.
Twenty eight counties across the state do not have a psychiatrist, leaving many to seek treatment in local hospital emergency rooms. But the Statewide Telepsychiatry program, which started in January, is designed to address a shortage of psychologists, especially in rural areas. The program is helping patients get the help they need using video and audio streaming videoconferencing technology similar to Skype or Facetime. East Carolina University’s E-Behavioral Health Telepsychiatry Center is providing the consultations and so far, the program is showing positive results. A recent st
A new novel by a Raleigh author and one-time Jacksonville newspaper reporter introduces a new character investigating murderous going-ons at her old stomping ground. George Olsen has more.
In 1993 N.P. Simpson published a book about a 1981 triple homicide at Camp LeJeune that to this day is unresolved.
“The perception was that the person who did it got off on a technicality. That’s not true. That’s not the case at all. But at the same time that gives it an unsatisfying edge. I can’t supply another ending to this. This is real life. Real life is a continuum.”
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. Jared Brumbaugh has more.
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.
“we think there were the possibly of two tornadoes. One may have not touched the ground, the other one definitely did.”
A groundbreaking study into what may cause ALS was recently released by a researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Maddison. According to ScienceDaily.com, scientists pinpointed an error in protein formation that could be the root of ALS. Commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig Disease, ALS is a progressive degenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Raising funds for ongoing research is part of the reason for next weekend's Down East Walk to Defeat ALS in Greenville. The non-profit Jim "Catfish" Hunter Chapter hopes to educate the public with the event
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. Jared Brumbaugh reports.
It’s estimated that 6,700 acres of the wetlands in Hoffman Forest were impacted. 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.
Parkinson's disease is a challenge for medical specialists and it can be frightening for the Parkinson's patient. But a device called the Speech Easy, developed at East Carolina University, is making it easier for them to communicate more clearly. The device uses an auditory delay and a change in pitch that has been shown to increase the intelligibility of speech for people who stutter. But the technology has also shown benefits for people with Parkinson's disease. Mac McKee has more.
On April 5th, the Beneath The Waves Film Festival takes place at the coast. The festival includes a variety of films highlighting coastal issues, a panel discussion with local scientists, and booths showcasing marine science that happens in Carteret County.