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The State has awarded $700,000 to more than 70 counties and city governments to support local management programs that help residents recycle televisions and computers. 

NAVFAC

The Navy held a second public meeting in Down East Carteret County Wednesday evening to explain a new round of drinking well water testing in areas near Marine Corp Outlying Landing Field Atlantic.  


Ocracoke Residents Voice Opposition To Offshore Drilling

Feb 21, 2018
Hyde County

About a dozen Ocracoke Island residents spoke out against the Trump administration’s plan to expand offshore drilling at a public hearing on Tuesday.  


Onslow County

A substance abuse and mental health crisis center is on track to open in Jacksonville later this year.


Widespread flu activity continues in North Carolina.  Seventeen more people have died from the flu, the fifth straight week in which more than 10 people have died from the virus.  

A new business coming to Beaufort County will bring a $2.7 million investment to the area. The Governor’s Office has announced that InterMarket Technology Inc. will locate its corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility to Washington. InterMarket manufactures point-of-purchase displays for such companies as Nestle, Coke, Pepsi and Dollar General as well as recycling bins. Operations in Washington will create 57 jobs over the next three years.

Duke University

The U.S. Department of Defense is funding a study to determine how drones could help the military mitigate storm damage and monitor forest fires at training facilities along the North Carolina coast.  


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Communities along the North Carolina coast turn to beach nourishment as a way to deal with shoreline erosion.  Now, there’s a new approach that speeds up the review of beach nourishment projects and their impact on wildlife. 


Google Maps

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality has fined the owner of a Jones County swine farm after an investigation revealed nearly a million gallons of wastewater was discharged into a nearby wooded area. 


NCDOT

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is holding a public meeting Thursday on an intersection improvement project in New Bern.

 

Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

Across the country and right here in eastern North Carolina, the flu season is hitting hard.   95 deaths in our state have been attributed to the flu so far, and the season is still gaining intensity.  Jared Brumbaugh reports on how local hospitals are impacted by a virulent strain of influenza called H3N2, and why it’s being blamed for a more deadly season.

NCDOT

Progress is being made on the passenger only ferry that will take tourists from Hatteras directly to Ocracoke Village during the busy summer travel season.


ECU News Services

Middle-aged whites in North Carolina are dying at increasing rates, a recent East Carolina University study shows. 


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APPPL

Fifteen people protesting the Atlantic Coast Pipeline were arrested for trespassing after refusing to leave Gov. Cooper's office on Friday.  


Nonprofits in eastern North Carolina have until March 1st to submit grant applications to the North Carolina Arts Council for funding.

CarolinaEast

A local medical center is joining 10 other hospitals in the region who have set visitor restrictions to protect patients from potential exposure to the flu.  

Justin Ridge

The opening of the new Gallants Channel high rise bridge has caused some major delays for commuters in and around Beaufort.  Now, adjustments have been made to relieve traffic congestion.

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An elementary school in Craven County is still experiencing a drop in attendance after two cases of the flu and case of norovirus were confirmed last week. 

City of New Bern

New Bern Parks and Recreation is seeking comments on how to develop 55 acres of land in the city. 

North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality on Friday issued a necessary water quality permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. 

NCDOT

There's a new way to travel between Beaufort and Morehead City.  The long awaited Gallants Channel Bridge in Beaufort is finally complete and set to partially open this weekend. 

ECU Among Many Universities That Don't Track Suicides

Jan 24, 2018
East Carolina University News Services

A recent analysis from the Associated Press shows almost half of the nation’s largest public universities don’t track student suicides.  And East Carolina University is one of those schools. 

Recent Study Spotlights Poverty in Goldsboro

Jan 24, 2018

Almost half of Goldsboro residents earn less than $30,000 a year, and a quarter of them live in poverty.  In 2015, the city of about 36,000 people was ranked the fifth poorest in the U.S. 

Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

Ten hospitals in eastern North Carolina have set visitation restrictions for children due to the flu epidemic.  Jared Brumbaugh has more.

To protect patients from potential exposure, Vidant Health announced yesterday that children 12 years of age and younger are prohibited from visiting at this time.   The restrictions are in place at all hospitals in the system, except for Vidant Roanoke-Chowan in Ahoskie.  Medical Director of Infection Control Dr. Keith Ramsey says the temporary change will be in place until the flu subsides.

Onslow County Schools

At a meeting with Onslow County leaders, state Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown, R-Jacksonville, offered hope that state lawmakers will relieve some of the pressure next school year’s K-3 class size mandate is putting on school districts.

Duke Energy

A program awaiting approval by the North Carolina Utilities Commission could make installing solar panels more affordable for homeowners, churches, schools and other non-profits.  Jared Brumbaugh has more. 

 

Two campgrounds in the Croatan National Forest remain closed due to significant damages from the winter storm earlier this month.  Jared Brumbaugh has more. 

Cedar Point Campground near Cape Carteret and Flanner’s Beach Campground just south of New Bern could remain closed for the remainder of the month. Temperatures in the single digits caused multiple pipe breaks inside the walls of sanitary facilities, the porcelain to crack on toilets and damage to showers.  Recreations Program Manager for the Croatan National Forest Jeff Kincaid.

Chris Hannant Photography

The annual crab pot cleanup project started Monday and runs through February 7th.  Jared Brumbaugh has more. 

The removal period allows derelict and abandoned crab pots and fishing gear to be removed from internal waters.  The Lost Fishing Gear Recovery Project is in its fifth year and is funded primarily by the General Assembly.  This year, 76 commercial watermen will participate in the cleanup effort which creates jobs for them while the no-potting period is in place.  Coastal Education Coordinator with the Coastal Federation Sara Hallas. 

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