In the final year of the 150th anniversary commemoration, more stops to the North Carolina Civil War Trails guide have been added. We’ll talk about the most recent additions and local sites closer to home.
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.
This week on the Down East Journal, the latest on the Highway 70 bypass project in Kinston and how it might impact a historic battleground site. Plus, its muscadine grape time in eastern North Carolina. Learn how you can grow this native fruit in your own backyard during the Garden Journal. And, new music drawn from the old-time tradition out of Carrboro from the duo Mandolin Orange and their latest CD. Listen for those stories and more, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations. And Saturday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East, News and Ideas.