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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
Credit North Topsail Beach

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

Credit The SpokesGroup of Eastern NC

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

Credit T.Howard / Carolina Beach State Park

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

Credit NC Wildlife Resources Commission

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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ENC Regional News
6:09 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Brody School of Medicine boasts high percentage of primary care physician graduates

The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University is topping the four state medical schools in the number of graduates continuing to practice primary care medicine. George Olsen has more.

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The Down East Journal
3:20 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

The Down East Journal (11/21/14)

We’re talking turkey on this week’s Down East Journal. We speak with the mayor of Turkey, North Carolina about the small Sampson County town and how it got its name.  And, a celebrated local chef shares a special holiday recipe for your Thanksgiving table.  Listen for 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
10:55 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Fort Bragg Soldiers Deploy To West Africa

Fort Bragg troops were among 100 soldiers sent to West Africa for a humanitarian aid mission.  We speak with Fort Bragg spokesperson Ben Abel about how the unit will help efforts to stem Ebola and precautions in place to protect the public upon their arrival back home.

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ENC Features
10:51 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Suspicious Man Stopping Cars in Pitt County

Driving rural roads, alone at night, can leave motorists in a vulnerable position.  Add to that scenario, an unidentified man repeatedly following those travelers, asking them to stop to inspect nonexistent damage.   Three  such incidents have happened over the last few weeks in eastern North Carolina.  Now Mikel Peterson has more on the man’s tactics and some practical tips that could keep you safe.

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Opinion
7:39 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Tremendous Trifles ... commentary from Joan Carris

When I was a senior in college, I took a sociology course on marriage.  It was known as a gut course, dead easy.  You could even cut class, as I did that quarter in order to go bowling with a friend.  Yet the course was useful, particularly our discussions about the innumerable tremendous trifles that pop up in every marriage or close relationship.  You know…the person who leaves toothpaste in the sink…the one who always drops dirty clothes on the floor…the partner who never replaces a toilet paper roll.  (And these are just bathroom topics.)   What are we supposed to do with all of the be

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ENC Regional News
6:09 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Greenville Police to purchase more body cameras

The use of body cameras will be expanded soon throughout the Greenville police force. George Olsen has more.

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The Down East Journal
3:40 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

The Down East Journal (11/14/14)

This week, Fort Bragg soldiers were among 100 troops sent to West Africa for a humanitarian aid mission.  On the Down East Journal, we speak with Fort Bragg spokesperson Ben Abel about how the unit will help efforts to stem Ebola and precautions in place to protect the public upon their arrival back home. Listen for 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
10:58 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Improvements Could Come To Port of Morehead City

Credit NC State Ports Authority

The  Governor recently announced plans to make the port in Morehead City more globally competitive by deepening the channel to 50 feet and developing underutilized properties, such as Radio Island. 

Improvements could be coming to the state ports in Wilmington and Morehead City.  Governor Pat McCrory recently announced a 25 year vision for infrastructure investment that would deepen the Beaufort Inlet and develop underutilized properties, in an effort to make the state more globally competitive.  However, no money has been allocated for these projects. 

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ENC Features
10:44 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Greenville Non-Profit Feeding Our Four-Legged Friends

Credit http://www.petfoodpantryenc.org/

With the holidays just around the corner, non-profits like the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina are ramping up efforts to make sure that no one goes hungry this season. However, another local organization is making sure that our four-legged friends don’t go without food either. The Pet Food Pantry of Eastern North Carolina is like a food bank for pets and is based in Greenville. The Pet Food Pantry is an all-volunteer 501 (C)(3) nonprofit organization that provides free pet food through donations to families facing financial hardship in Pitt County and surrounding areas.

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