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ENC Regional News
7:28 am
Mon October 15, 2007

Burmese Refugees Make New Lives in ENC

Burmese Refugees Make New Lives in ENC

New Bern, NC – As political unrest and violent conditions continue in Burma, many Burmese refugees working to make new lives for themselves in Eastern North Carolina.

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ENC Regional News
7:26 am
Mon October 15, 2007

Report Looks at Teacher Absences in NC

New Bern, NC – Do you ever wonder when you drop your kids off at school, if they're learning anything? According to a report released by the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, 46% of North Carolina's schools didn't meet expected growth outlined by the state accountability system last year. The problem may be linked to the growing rate of teacher absences.

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ENC Regional News
3:29 am
Tue October 2, 2007

State Officials and Residents Work to Re-populate the Eastern Oyster

State Officials and Residents Word to Re-populate the Eastern Oyster

New Bern, NC – The Eastern Oyster has always been an important part of ENC's culture and economy. But, oyster harvests have dropped dramatically in North Carolina. To reverse this trend, state organizations and ENC residents are working to restore oyster habitats.

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The Down East Journal
1:36 am
Tue October 2, 2007

The Down East Journal 09/14/2007

New Bern, NC – The Eastern Oyster has always been an important part of ENC's culture and economy. But, oyster harvests have dropped dramatically in North Carolina. To reverse this trend, state organizations and ENC residents are working to restore oyster habitats in area waters. Music Director Sefton Wiggs reviews the newest release from the Emerson String Quartet.

Opinion
1:36 am
Tue October 2, 2007

The Down East Journal 09/28/2007

New Bern, NC – A mediator who specializes in intractable situations discusses the possibilities for resolving the issue of the siting of an Outlying Landing Field in North Carolina and commentator Marion Blackburn's strong feelings aren't reserved solely for big issues like the environment.

Opinion
1:19 am
Tue October 2, 2007

The Down East Journal 09/21/2007

New Bern, NC – Storm water is currently the largest source of pollution to coastal waters in North Carolina. The NC Division of WAter Quality began a series of public hearings on proposed changes to current storm water rules. We'll also hear a commentary from Beaufort children's book author, Joan Carris.

ENC Regional News
12:44 am
Tue October 2, 2007

Down East Residents Prepare for Storm Water Hearings

Down East Residents Prepare for Storm Water Hearings

Gloucester, NC – Storm water is currently the largest source of pollution to coastal waters in North Carolina. The NC Division of Water Quality is currently hosting a series of meetings outlining potential changes to current storm water rules. PRE's Megen George traveled to Gloucester recently to gauge how "Down Easters" felt about the proposed changes.

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ENC Regional News
12:37 am
Tue October 2, 2007

Nationally Recognized Attorney Discusses Ways to Resolve OLF Issue

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ Mental health advocacy groups have started a Web site they hope will get North Carolina political candidates and voters talking about ways to improve the state's mental health system. The North Carolina Psychiatric Association, the st

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The Down East Journal
1:24 am
Wed September 12, 2007

The Down East Journal 09/07/2007

New Bern, NC – The state prison system is dealing with providing health care to a growing population of aging inmates, and Asheville based singer/songwriter Chuck Brodsky performs in ENC.

ENC Regional News
1:17 am
Wed September 12, 2007

Anatomy of a Hurricane

Anatomy of a Hurricane

New Bern, NC – At the mention of a hurricane, some people in coastal North Carolina begin to worry. To others, a hurricane just means a little yard clean-up. With our proximity to the coast, it's important to know what to do, how to prepare for a hurricane, and the best way to ride a storm out. Jared Brumbaugh reports on everything you need to know about a hurricane.

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The Down East Journal
1:12 am
Wed September 12, 2007

The Down East Journal 08/31/2007

New Bern, NC – In the recently completed legislative session, The General Assembly made permanent a series of moratoriums banning the construction of new hog lagoon and spray field systems for handling waste at hog farms. But, with thousands of lagoons still in the state, how close are we to abolishing their use? We'll also learn about the anatomy of a hurricane.

The Down East Journal
1:09 am
Wed September 12, 2007

The Down East Journal 08/24/2007

New Bern, NC – A recent study released by the US Bureau of Economic Analysis found overall personal income rates slowed in military towns. We'll look at ENC's largest military town to see how deployments are affecting income, and PRE regular commentator Marion Blackburn deals with the dreaded seven year itch.

Arts & Culture
9:39 am
Thu September 6, 2007

"Tulips for Lunch" - Chuck Brodsky

Tulips for Lunch - Chuck Brodsky

New Bern, NC – INTRO - Inspiration for a songwriter can come from a variety of sources the people you meet, the places you go all true for Asheville resident Chuck Brodsky, and all represented on his latest CD. George Olsen got up with Chuck during a rare break from the road for Chuck and has this.

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ENC Regional News
12:12 am
Tue August 28, 2007

Following the hog waste lagoon moratorium... what's next?

Replacing the lagoon-and-spray field system on N-C hog farms

New Bern, NC – INTRO - The past General Assembly session saw passage of Senate Bill 1465, which takes a series of moratoriums issued over the past 10 years on the construction of new hog waste lagoons and makes it permanent. But while hog waste lagoons won't increase in number, they may not decrease much in number in the near future. George Olsen has more.

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Arts & Culture
9:21 am
Sat August 25, 2007

The Seven Year Itch

New Bern, NC – Marion Blackburn's marriage experienced a milestone recently... but instead of celebrating, she spent most of the day in a quiet panic.

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ENC Regional News
8:52 am
Sat August 25, 2007

Deployment Linked to Income Loss

New Bern, NC – A recent study conducted by the US Bureau of Economic Analysis found deployment in military towns could be linked to income loss. We look at ENC's largest military town to see how deployment affects the economy.

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ENC Regional News
10:46 am
Thu August 23, 2007

Pitt County Fights Childhood Obesity

Pitt County Fights Childhood Obesity

Greenville, NC – Childhood obesity is a growing problem throughout the state. Over the last 25 years the rate of obesity has doubled for children aged six to eleven. As a result children are suffering from obesity related illnesses. PRE's Ashia Majors reports on the effects of childhood obesity and what one ENC county is doing to combat it.

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Opinion
10:40 am
Thu August 23, 2007

The Down East Journal 08/10/2007

New Bern, NC – Obesity is quickly becoming an epidemic among children. We'll learn what one ENC county is doing to encourage better eating and exercise habits among children. We'll here a commentator from Wilmington author Andy Wood and find out what's going on in ENC during out weekly arts calendar.

Opinion
9:17 am
Thu August 23, 2007

Leaving the Nest

New Bern, NC – PRE Regular Commentator Marion Blackburn is starting to feel a bit lonely in her back yard.

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ENC Regional News
9:10 am
Thu August 23, 2007

Mosquitos Descend on ENC

Mosquitos Descend on ENC

New Bern, NC – Summer is here and outdoor activities are in the making. Along with them comes the irritation of pesky mosquitoes. But, to effectively deal with mosquitoes, each county must know which NC species is a problem in their area. Public Radio East's Ashia Majors reports on how one county is dealing with the recent surge of mosquitoes.

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