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ENC Regional News
6:09 am
Wed January 14, 2015

ECU researchers take part in saltwater intrusion study

East Carolina University and partner institutions will work together to investigate saltwater intrusion in freshwater areas. George Olsen has more.

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ENC Features
9:46 am
Mon January 12, 2015

New Bern Students Share Poetry

Students with Craven Early College take their poetry from the classroom to the stage. We visit during an open mic night event in New Bern.

Three local poets are hoping to restore a once vibrant poetry community in New Bern.  Sam Love is a semi-retired yoga instructor who lives in the colonial capital.

“New Bern was nicknamed the Athens of the South because there was so much poetry activity here.  That’s how the Athens Theater got its name. Local papers carried poets on a regular basis.  Sometimes, the poets would get into like verbal battles with each other.”

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ENC Features
9:30 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Conversation With North Carolina's Next Poet Laureate

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Mac McKee speaks with the next North Carolina poet laureate Shelby Stephenson about his plans to bring a greater appreciation for the reading and writing of poetry to the state.

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The Down East Journal
8:35 am
Wed January 7, 2015

The Down East Journal (01/09/15)

This week on the Down East Journal, a conversation with the next North Carolina poet laureate Shelby Stephenson.  We hear about his plans to bring a greater appreciation for reading and writing of poetry to the state.  And, students with Craven Early College take their poetry from the classroom to the stage. We visit during an open mic night event in New Bern.  The Down East Journal, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  And Saturday at noon on News and Ideas. 

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ENC Regional News
4:44 pm
Mon December 29, 2014

Law Enforcement seeks public help on series of robberies

Law enforcement agencies are asking the public for tips as they try to halt a string of home invasion robberies of Asian restaurant owners. George Olsen has more.

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ENC Features
10:50 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Toy Trains of Belhaven Exhibit Runs Through December 28th

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This weekend, Toy Trains of Belhaven, a popular Christmas exhibit in Washington County, will showcase a miniature winter wonderland dotted with buildings, villagers, lights and tracks.  But the star of the show is a collection of tinplate toy trains running through the elaborately decorated holiday villages.  Mikel Peterson has more on the elaborate set up that's sending young and old alike to the "Birthplace of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway."

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The Down East Journal
11:12 am
Wed December 17, 2014

The Down East Journal (12/19/14)

East Carolina University broke ground on its sixth dental clinic this week, and two more are opening this winter.  This week on the Down East Journal, an overview of the clinics and how they’re improving access to oral healthcare in underserved areas of North Carolina.  And, we speak with Tryon Palace about their Saturday Christmas candlelight tour.  The Down East Journal, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  And Saturday at noon on News and Ideas. 

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ENC Features
12:08 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Black Bears In Eastern North Carolina

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Black bears are thriving in eastern North Carolina, 20,000 strong in the state.  We talk to wildlife officials about where bears are plentiful and why they’re growing bigger in the eastern part of the state.

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The Down East Journal
2:23 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

The Down East Journal (12/12/14)

Black bears are thriving in eastern North Carolina...20 thousand strong in the state.  This week on the Down East Journal, we talk to wildlife officials about where bears are plentiful and why they’re growing bigger in the eastern part of the state.  Plus, a historic weekend tour in Edenton celebrates the holidays by opening the Wessington House for the first time in six years.  Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  And Saturday at noon on News and Ideas. 

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ENC Regional News
5:53 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

North Carolina leads nation in Board Certified Teacher numbers

The state Department of Public Instruction reports the state leads the nation in the number of National Board Certified Teachers. George Olsen has more.

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ENC Features
9:10 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Work Underway To Save Homes At North Topsail Beach

North Topsail Beach before New River Inlet Realignment Project 2012
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Some homes at North Topsail Beach are in trouble.  Electricity, water and sewer have been disconnected at 20 structures due to erosion.  Details on how a project that starts next week could help slow the tide.

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ENC Features
8:59 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Kinston Non-Profit Assembles Bikes For Underprivileged Children

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The Spokes Group of Eastern North Carolina works closely with the Salvation Army to give disadvantaged boys and girls in the community bikes for Christmas. Since their inception three years ago, the organization has distributed more than 800 bikes and helmets to children in Kinston.  Mikel Peterson talks with  Spokes Group Director of Operations Angela Hill.

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ENC Features
8:48 am
Mon December 8, 2014

New Laws Protect Venus Flytraps From Poaching

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Southeastern North Carolina is the only place in the world where venus flytraps grow in the wild.  Because of their rarity, there are exotic plant collectors around the world that will pay to have one of these carnivorous plants.  But taking a venus flytrap from the wild is illegal.  This week, new regulations went into effect that protect the plant from being poached and sold on the internet.  This week, Jared Brumbaugh speaks with Park Superintendent of Carolina Beach State Park Chris Helms about the new law and how it’s being enforced.

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ENC Regional News
5:28 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Night-time Bayview-to-Aurora ferry runs to end in 2015

The state Ferry Division has announced a new route schedule for 2015. George Olsen has more.

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ENC Regional News
2:08 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

USDA Holds Greenville Sign Up Event For Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance wants to work with Greenville area farmers. Jared Brumbaugh has more on a Saturday event, planned to facilitate that partnership.

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ENC Regional News
6:09 am
Tue December 2, 2014

HIV programs at Brody School of Medicine outpacing national norms

HIV programs at the Brody School of Medicine are outpacing national norms in limiting the spread of the virus. George Olsen has more.

ENC Features
11:07 am
Mon December 1, 2014

NC's Annual Turkey Count Shows Populations Continue Upward Trend

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The results are in from the latest wild turkey observation survey.  We speak with wildlife biologist Chris Kreh about the annual report and about North Carolina’s rebounding turkey population. 

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ENC Features
10:31 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Art Made From Marine Debris This Week In Morehead City

The saying what goes around comes around is true for marine debris and plastics that end up in the coastal waters of North Carolina and eventually wash up on beaches or are ingested by fish, sea turtles and other aquatic animals.  A traveling exhibit makes a stop in Morehead City December 1st through the 4th to raise awareness of the impact marine debris has on wildlife.  Jared Brumbaugh speaks with professor at University of North Carolina's Institute of Marine Sciences Dr. Rachel Nobel about the exhibit and the featured artist.

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The Down East Journal
12:19 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

The Down East Journal (11/28/14)

This week on the Down East Journal, the results are in from the latest wild turkey observation survey.  We speak with wildlife biologist Chris Kreh about the annual report and about North Carolina’s rebounding turkey population.  And, we highlight a free event commemorating the 92nd anniversary of the Great Fire of New Bern in 1922.  The Down East Journal, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  And Saturday at noon on News and Ideas. 

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ENC Features
2:39 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

The Town Of Turkey, NC

We speak with the mayor of Turkey, North Carolina about the small Sampson County town and how it got its name.

Turkey is the centerpiece for the Thanksgiving table, but did you know it’s also the name of a town in North Carolina?  If you look at it on a map, the outline of the town actually resembles the shape of a turkey.  But that’s not how it got its name.  Mayor of Turkey Leon Clifton says a rafter of wild turkeys moved into the area during colonial times.

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