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ENC Regional News
6:00 am
Thu May 2, 2013

NC Sports Hall of Fame welcomes new inductees

The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame will enshrine its 2013 inductees tonight in Raleigh. George Olsen has more.

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ENC Regional News
5:18 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Driving costs lower for North Carolinians in 2013

AAA Carolinas reports it will cost North Carolinians less to drive this year than last. George Olsen has more.

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ENC Features
11:22 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Local Scientist Discovers Rapid Water Quality Testing Method

We talk to a local scientist who developed a new method of rapidly detecting polluted water that’s likely to become the standard in the United States. 

For information on current swimming advisories, chick [here].

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Promotions
4:56 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

PRE Adds The Evening Concert to Lineup

Credit the New York Philharmonic

Public Radio East is adding The Evening Concert to its classical programming.   Starting May 6th, the show will highlight concerts from some of the world's best orchestras and will be broadcast Monday through Friday evenings at 7-9 pm on The Classical Network, 89.3 fm.  The line up includes:

Monday- Royal Concertgebouw

Tuesday- The New York Philharmonic

Wednesday- Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Thursday - Cleveland Orchestra

Friday - San Francisco Symphony

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ENC Regional News
9:40 am
Wed April 24, 2013

DNA Processing Facility Planned for Greenville

A vacant property in Greenville could become a new DNA processing facility.  Jared Brumbaugh has more.

The company wanting to purchase the facility has asked to remain anonymous.  The 68-hundred square foot building is located near Vidant Medical Center.  Existing Industries Coordinator with the Pitt County Development Commission Scott Poag says they’re seeking a $60,000 grant from the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center to facilitate renovations.  He adds the grant amount is based upon how many jobs are created.

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ENC Regional News
1:19 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Residential Project Underway in Greenville

ENC Regional News
1:11 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

African American Music Trail - Park Breaks Ground

A new music park has broken ground in Kinston and will be the centerpiece for the eight county African American Music Trail.  Construction has started at the site, which is located on the corner of South Queen and Springhill streets.  When finished, the music park will feature a 12-foot high by 23-foot wide sculpture documenting famous local musicians such as Maceo and Melvin Parker.  Executive Director of the Kinston Community Council for the Arts Sandy Landis says the park will also have a place where musicians can perform impromptu shows.

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ENC Regional News
1:00 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Litter Roundup Underway

ENC Regional News
12:52 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

New Ferry Toll Booths Installed

In early April, the Ferry Division of the North Carolina Department of Transportation began installing new toll booths at three ferry terminals along the Neuse and Pamlico Rivers. In preparation for new ferry tolls going into effect July 1st, the Ferry Division began installation on Monday along the Bayview-Aurora and Cherry Branch-Minnesott Beach ferry routes.  Steve Abbott, Communications Officer for the Ferry Division, says they lowered the cost of the installation by constructing the toll booths themselves.

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ENC Regional News
12:27 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Buddy Phillips Bridge construction back on track

Following a 6 month break in construction of the Buddy Phillips Bridge, the project is back on track.The 12 million dollar bridge replacement crosses the New River on US 17 business in downtown Jacksonville. The 800 foot, 4-lane bridge replacement was halted because the original contractors, Intercoastal Contracting of Castle Hayne, filed for bankruptcy.  Smith-Rowe LLC is being subcontracted to finish the last leg of work. Project Manager for the Buddy Phillips bridge Thomas Barton says construction started last month.

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ENC Features
9:22 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Kinston Charter School Faces Closure

A charter school serving close to 200 students in an economically depressed area of Kinston is facing closure.  The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has recommended Children‘s Village Academy’s charter be revoked because of cash flow problems and increasing school debt.  Find out what Children‘s Village Academy is doing to stay open.

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ENC Features
9:15 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Goldsboro High School Receives Prestigious Science Award

We speak with a Goldsboro High School teacher who received a prestigious technology award for UV radiation and bacterial cell growth research.

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ENC Features
11:50 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Native Americans in ENC Honor Heritage and Ancestors

Native American descendants from New York state and eastern North Carolina honored their ancestors at a recent ceremony in Snow Hill.  We talk about the Battle of Nooherooka fought between settlers and the Tuscarora people in the 1700’s.

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ENC Features
12:19 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

ENC Strawberry Season Gets A Late Start

Spring is finally here… the weather is getting warmer, and strawberries are almost ripe for picking. Mid to late April is usually the start of strawberry season for our area, but some fields in eastern North Carolina are still several weeks away from being ready.  In addition to a late start, news that virus infected plants may cause a drop in the number of local strawberries has some worried.  We spoke with strawberry growers across eastern North Carolina this week to get an idea on the success of this year’s crop.

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ENC Features
11:28 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Fracking Waste in ENC?

We report on the recent proposal to send fracking waste water to eastern North Carolina for storage.

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ENC Features
11:20 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Strange Arctic Bird Appearing Along Our Coast

Credit Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team - Universtiy of Washington

An unusual number of arctic birds called dovekies are turning up along the coast often injured and malnourished.  We speak with a local wildlife sanctuary about this phenomenon and why the birds are dying after being rehabilitated.

It’s a sign of spring and warm weather… birds returning to eastern North Carolina after spending the winter down south.  But for one species, making the journey back home has become perilous.  The dovekie, a small arctic bird resembling a penguin only stands an average eight inches tall, but it makes a thousand mile journey every spring.

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ENC Features
12:15 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Easter Recipies with Eddy Browning

Just in time for Easter, Eddy Browning shares an authentic southern recipe that you may never heard of.

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ENC Features
11:58 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Combating North Carolina's High Stroke Rate

A feature report on the latest advancements in the treatment of strokes.

Stroke – it’s feared, its deadly, and it’s debilitating.  As far as statistics are concerned, you’re more likely to have a stroke if you live in the South.  In fact, stroke is the third leading cause of death in North Carolina.  And our state is considered to be the ‘buckle’ of the stroke belt, which includes several states in the southeast part of the country where stroke death rates are significantly higher than the rest of the United States.

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ENC Regional News
6:06 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Sequestration imposes cuts at Cape Lookout National Seashore

Sequestration imposed a 5 percent budget cut on all National Park Service facilities. That has resulted in a reduction of $123,417 to Cape Lookout National Seashore’s budget of nearly two-and-a-half million dollars. Because of the cut visitors will see some changes in Seashore operations. The Harkers Island Visitor Center will close on weekends beginning this Sunday with all Ranger-led interpretive programs at Harkers Island and the Cape Lookout lighthouse discontinued.

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ENC Regional News
6:15 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

ECU announces all-sports conference affiliation

 Audio FileEast Carolina University has announced a conference alignment for all sports.Edit | Remove

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