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10:04 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Coastal Scientists Seeking To Change Oyster Regulations

Credit UNC Institute of Marine Sciences

We speak to an eastern North Carolina based scientist who is part of a research project aimed at changing federal regulations surrounding the harvest of oysters in our state.

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ENC Features
9:50 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Cycling For The Coast Fundraiser

Credit Photo by Christy Sutton Rouse

As we head into a cooler weekend, cyclists of all stamina levels are hoping the great weather holds out for the 2013 Cycling for the Coast fundraiser. Public Radio East is a proud media sponsor for the North Carolina Coastal Federation's latest fundraiser.  Today, Public Radio East's Mac McKee speaks with Federation spokesperson Sarah Phillips about the many ways you can take part in helping promote education and issues important to eastern North Carolina's delicate coastal habitat.

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ENC Features
9:49 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Kinston Bypass' Impact on Historic Battlefield

We hear the latest on the Highway 70 bypass project in Kinston and how it might impact a historic battleground site.

Officials are now in the process of deciding the best way to facilitate construction of a new bypass on Highway 70 in Lenoir County with the least amount of impact to a historic Civil War battleground site.  Lenoir County Commissioner J. Mac Daughtry is also chairman of the Lenoir County Transportation Committee.  He says the highway project is intended to make travel to the coast quicker, and transport of goods across the state easier.

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Arts & Culture
7:29 am
Mon September 9, 2013

This Side of Jordan - Mandolin Orange

This Side of Jordan - Mandolin Orange

For Andrew Marlin, the genesis of Mandolin Orange’s 3rd CD “This Side of Jordan” evolved from a near-tragic incident in his own life back in 2011 that occurred around the release of the duo’s 2nd CD.

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ENC Regional News
6:06 am
Mon September 9, 2013

New non-drug treatment available for depression in ENC

INTRO – A new treatment for depression is now available in eastern North Carolina. George Olsen has more.

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ENC Features
10:12 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Lionfish Workshops Across the Carolinas

Credit REEF.org

  This week, fisherman and divers in the Carolinas are learning about the invasion of lionfish and how to deal with them. The environmental non-profit REEF is holding free classes to teach people about lionfish collecting and handling, lionfish biology, and ecological impacts.  I spoke with communications and affiliate program manager Keri Kanning about the workshop and about how lionfish came to be a problem for North Carolina's native fish population.

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ENC Features
10:05 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Upcoming Carolina Chamber Music Festival in New Bern

Public Radio East is a media sponsor for the 11th Annual Chamber Music Festival in New Bern next week.  Classical Music Host Finley Woolston spoke with festival organizer and Greenville native Jennifer Lucht about the event.

For more information, go to http://carolinachambermusic.org/

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ENC Regional News
4:06 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Seat belt usage declines in North Carolina

INTRO – Seat belt usage declined last year in North Carolina. George Olsen has more.

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ENC Regional News
4:06 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

idX plant in Washington announces expansion

INTRO – A Beaufort County manufacturer has announced it will expand operations at its Washington plant. George Olsen has more.

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ENC Regional News
6:00 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Lower Neuse Riverkeeper resigns

The lower Neuse Riverkeeper has resigned. George Olsen has more.

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ENC Regional News
6:06 am
Mon September 2, 2013

Bridge construction on New Bern road to prompt detour

INTRO – Some New Bern area travelers may hit a detour starting Tuesday. George Olsen has more.

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ENC Regional News
6:06 am
Thu August 29, 2013

AAA expecting more Labor Day travel

ENC Features
10:39 am
Wed August 28, 2013

A Wilmington Theater Houses Oldest Known Stage Curtain in the U.S.

Backdrops and props for theater productions are normally temporary and change frequently.  But a 155 year-old hand painted curtain at Thalian Hall in Wilmington has survived – and is thought to be the oldest stage curtain in the United States.

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ENC Features
10:30 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Armadillos Expand Into Southeastern North Carolina

Credit Jay Butfiloski / Armadillo Webb Center

We talk to an expert about armadillos and why they’re populations are spreading into southeastern North Carolina.

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ENC Regional News
6:06 am
Wed August 28, 2013

First of state's "Tax & Tag" bills coming due soon

INTRO – The first bills under the “Tax and Tag” program come due Sunday. George Olsen has more.

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ENC Regional News
6:06 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Stop complaining... homework is good for you!

   Good anytime this week

   On KELLY showlog as ECUHOM

INTRO – Next time your kids balk when you tell them to do their homework, you can back up your arguments with statistical evidence. George Olsen has more.

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ENC Features
11:18 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Riding In The Back of Pickup Trucks

Summer time and the living is easy, but think twice if you’re tempted to re-live one of the joys of your youth riding in the back of a pickup truck.  We examine a recent fatality in our state that reminds us of the danger involved in what used to be a common sight on eastern North Carolina roadways. 

Riding in the back of a pickup truck can conjure up memories from childhood…

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ENC Features
10:48 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Cape Lookout Reviewing Bids for Passenger Ferry Service

In less than a month, Cape Lookout National Seashore is expected to announce the winning bid for a contract to be the sole operator for passenger ferry service to the park.  We explore the ramifications of that plan and talk to the Park Superintendent about how the new ferry service would be implemented. 

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ENC Regional News
6:06 am
Thu August 8, 2013

AAA Carolinas ranks Pitt County most dangerous for collisions

An analysis by Triple A Carolinas lists Pitt County as the most dangerous county in the state for vehicle collisions for the fifth year running. Last year Pitt County had 4633 traffic crashes which worked out to about 307 crashes per 100 million vehicle miles traveled… a rate about 50% higher than the state average of just below 205. Pitt County also was listed 2nd only behind Graham County for the rate of injuries sustained in crashes. TripleA Carolinas president and CEO David E. Parsons said consistently high ranking should be a wake-up call for better traffic enforcement or road design.

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ENC Regional News
6:06 am
Wed August 7, 2013

New nature preserve announced in Pender County

The Nature Conservancy announced the acquisition of 459 acres in Pender County. Half of the purchase price will come from the U-S Navy as the protected area will help buffer Camp Lejeune firing ranges from development. The Conservancy plans to restore a long-leaf pine forest to the area in order to expand habitat for the federally endangered red-cockaded woodpecker. The land also has some historical significance.

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