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9:47 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Snowy Owl Spotted In Eastern North Carolina

Credit birds.audubon.org

The snowy owl, native to the arctic tundra of Canada, Greenland and Eurasia, has being spotted in coastal areas of North Carolina. 

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ENC Regional News
6:09 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Road assessments underway in Pitt County towns

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  microsurfacing, resurfacing or complete rebuild projects.

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ENC Regional News
6:09 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Pay hikes on way for high-demand state jobs

The Governor’s Office announced that 3221 state employees will get an average 4.2 percent salary increase. Approximately $7.5 million was authorized by the General Assembly to compensate employees in high-demand professions such as medicine and information technology. About 1200 nurses and 600 law enforcement personnel will get raises up to 4 percent while the remaining can receive increases up to 10 percent.

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ENC Regional News
6:09 am
Mon January 20, 2014

New app available for emergency preparedness

INTRO – The Governor’s Office has announced the launch of a new app to help families prepare for emergencies. George Olsen has more.

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ENC Features
12:25 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Dredging Debris Could Be Placed On Shackleford Banks

 This week on the Down East Journal, groups are at odds over the plan to relocate dredging material from Beaufort Inlet to Shackleford Banks.  Would the move impact tourism or help preserve Shackleford’s shoreline from erosion?

To download the EIS, click here:  http://www.saw.usace.army.mil/Portals/59/docs/navigation/Dredging/Projects/Compressed_Report_for_Posting_to_Corps_Website.pdf

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ENC Features
12:23 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Succulent Seafood Series Underway At The Coast

Credit The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores http://www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores

Chefs from area restaurants are dishing up some of their recipes and tips for preparing seasonal, locally caught seafood.  This week, PRE's Mac McKee spoke with the special activities coordinator at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores Wayne Justice about the annual event.

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ENC Features
12:19 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Call For Artist's Work For Food Exhibit In Goldsboro

Credit "Abstract Avacado" by Sarah Finch

The Wayne County Arts Council is collecting art work from local and regional artists to display as part of an exhibition celebrating the food traditions of Wayne County.  PRE's Mikel Peterson spoke with Executive Director Sarah Merritt, "The Art of Food."

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ENC Regional News
4:06 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Report finds persistent spending gap in wealthy and poor public school districts

The Public School Forum of North Carolina report says public school resources provided by the state’s ten highest wealth counties was over $59,000 more per classroom than the lowest spending counties. The study blamed a wide variation in property wealth across the state. It said the 25 wealthiest counties had nearly $1.5 million in real estate wealth available per child in the 2011-2012 school year compared to about $394,000 for the bottom 25 counties. The spending gap persists despite the poorest counties taxing at a rate about 43 cents higher than the wealthiest.

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ENC Features
1:21 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Artwork Found Project In New Bern

We talk about a local community art project promoting creative awareness and leaving random acts of artistic kindness around town.

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ENC Features
12:18 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Greenville Non-Profit Puts Satellite In Space

Credit Go Science

On Thursday at 1:07 PM, the two stage Antares rocket launched from the Mid-Atlantic Spaceport in Wallops Island, Virginia.  On board the spacecraft is a satellite named Sky Cube, which will be used to take photos and send messages from space. Go-Science, a regional science and technology non-profit based in Greenville is partnering with Southern Stars for the space project.  This week, I spoke Executive Director of Go Science Roger Conner about the mission and how they plan to use SkyCube once it’s deployed. 

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ENC Features
11:50 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Porsche By Design Exhibit at NC Art Museum

The North Carolina Museum of Art has it’s first-ever design exhibition, featuring the largest and most diverse group of Porsche automobiles ever on display in a U.S. art museum.  The exhibit features 22 cars from the 1930’s to present day.  This week, I spoke with Director of Publications and co-curator for Porsche By Design Barbara Wiedemann about the featured cars and how the idea for the exhibit came about.

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Arts & Culture
11:19 am
Fri January 10, 2014

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ENC Regional News
6:09 am
Thu January 9, 2014

ECU online programs enjoy national ranking

In U-S News and World Report’s annual ranking of online education programs East Carolina University had two graduate programs with high rankings. ECU’s College of Nursing ranked fifth out of 96 masters of nursing programs in the country, while the Online Master of Business Administration program in the College of Business ranked 58th out of 171 programs nationwide.

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ENC Regional News
6:09 am
Tue January 7, 2014

New inductees into NC Sports Hall of Fame announced

 Audio FileThe names of the latest class to join the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame have been announced.Edit | Remove

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ENC Features
10:49 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Endangered Species Act Turns 40

The Endangered Species Act is now 40 years old.  We speak with an expert about how the ESA has helped animal populations like red wolves and red-cockaded woodpeckers make a comeback in eastern North Carolina.

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ENC Regional News
6:09 am
Tue December 31, 2013

Successful kidney exchange conducted

The two patients with failing kidneys each had willing living donors who were not compatible. Better matches were found, allowing the kidney exchange to take place last week at Vidant Medical Center.  The donors underwent their surgical procedure laproscopically, allowing their release from the hospital in two days. Their kidneys were given to Sherrie Hoopes of Jacksonville and Brenda Peele of Greenville. Both are off dialysis and are now enjoying normal kidney function. There were discharged at three and four days after surgery.

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Arts & Culture
4:59 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

PRE Holiday Programs

Snuggle up to your radio this holiday season and enjoy these programs to help make your holidays bright. All programs are on WTEB 89.3 unless otherwise noted

Sunday, December 22

10 am-11 am       Valparaiso University Christmas Concert

The Valparaiso University invites you, once again, to their Christmas Concert, “A Carol Festival”.  This concert features over 200 musicians in spectacular Christmas celebration, and will include the Valparaiso University Chorale, Women’s Choir, Men’s Choir, Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Concert Band.

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ENC Features
11:18 am
Fri December 20, 2013

New Bern Non-Profit Looks to Hire Military Veterans for Organic Garden

Credit Veteran Employment Base Camp and Organic Garden

A nonprofit in New Bern breaks ground soon on an organic garden maintained by disabled and homeless veterans.   

The mission of the Veterans Employment Base Camp and Organic Garden is to reduce the unemployed and disadvantage veteran population and provide a pathway to work. Executive Director of non-profit group Lovay Wallace Singleton says the effort has multiple benefits.

"We are trying to increase the quality of life for disabled veterans by providing them exercise, rehabilitation and horticultural therapy."     

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ENC Features
11:16 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Solar Panel Project in Onslow County

Onslow County will soon be home to a solar farm that will power more than 2,400 homes.  We talk about the scope of the project and tour the facility that is currently using landfill gas to create electricity.

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ENC Features
11:08 am
Fri December 20, 2013

SWEET TREATS - Jim's Bourbon Pecan Pie

We wrap up our "Sweet Treats" series this week with a delectable dessert recipe for Jim's Bourbon Pecan Pie.
 

Here's the recipe: 

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