L.C. Morris introduces us to a local woman all too familiar with the stages of early onset of Alzheimer's disease. We hear from her perspective what effect this devastating disease had on her family, and how doctors are often diagnosing dementia in tandem with other illnesses.
The 40 year old Beaufort County jail is the center of a debate. Some say the facility is in adequate shape and needs little repair. Others say the jail is unsafe for staff and inmates and a new one needs to be built.
We explain how some Onslow County students are doing their part to help the environment by transforming their Styrofoam lunch trays into recyclable material.
Onslow County students are taking a bite out of grime, working to recycle the Styrofoam lunch trays their schools throw out every day. And, boy, do they throw out a lot of trays. According to Onslow County’s Solid Waste and Landfill Assistant Director Lisa Rider, the school district goes through over 19,000 trays in a single day. To make matters worse, the trays can remain in the landfill forever.
Whether it’s storm surge models or hurricane warnings and watches, distributing information to the public is top priority during hurricanes or tropical storms. Local elected officials, weather service offices, the media, and County Emergency Management offices all play an integral role in keeping the public safe during severe weather. This week, Lee Jenkins examines how county emergency management help keep the public informed before, during and after a storm.
Reports of sexual assault in the military are at an all-time high. We speak with Senator Kay Hagan and the program manager with Camp Lejeune’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program to find out what’s being done to assist victims and reduce military assault.
Sexual assault in the military is making national headlines.
"Not only is it shameful and disgraceful, its going to make and has made the military less effective than it can be."
The Greenville Airport is nearing the completion of a new hangar designed primarily for private planes. In response to high demand for hangar space, the Greenville Airport has begun building a $400,000 hangar to house private planes. Airport Director Jerry Vickers says that demand came almost entirely from private owners, attributing the demand in part to a lack of facilities for private planes. Vickers also cited that the increased hangar capacity would lead to increased demand.
Carteret County Animal Shelter has failed their state inspection and now they’re calling on volunteers to help make repairs. Rusted fencing, corroded kennel runs, and deteriorated floors are just a few of the problems the shelter must fix by June 30th to get their license reinstated. Shelter Lead Rachel Jackson hopes that the community will help make repairs during a volunteer effort on Saturday, May 18th.