New Bern, NC – L.C. Morris reports on statewide and district level consolidations that could close local post offices in the East. And, a 2008 ballot initiative in Kinston over non-partisan municipal elections could threaten a section of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Plus, a 7-year old boy finds a rare, 15 million year old artifact.
New Bern, NC – It's been more than three months since the day multiple tornadoes touched down and caused damage in eastern Carolina. On the next Down East Journal, one city is implementing new technology to warn residents in emergency situations. And, we explore the lasting effects from heat exposure during this brutal summer.
New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal, we talk about a proposal that would send administrative and back-office work at small community colleges to nearby larger campuses. Even though it would save money community college leaders are balking at the proposal. And, a young pastor wrestles with issues of faith in a new book by Greenville resident Jim Metzger. Plus, the New Bern calendar girls release a 2012 calendar to benefit local charities.
New Bern, NC – A bill recently passed that adds five days to the school year... but schools in Pitt County might not participate. Plus, new rules go into effect this weekend for those looking to dispose of old TVs and computers. And, we're talking FIREWORKS for the 4th.
New Bern, NC – This week, recent bear and alligator encounters in eastern North Carolina have left people wondering what to do if it happens to them. And, a dive that ended a week ago in the Beaufort Harbor brought up one very large artifact from the wreckage of the Queen Anne's Revenge and laid groundwork for the recovery of other large objects from the pirate Blackbeard's flagship. Plus, why it may be hard for you to concentrate.
New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal, hurricane season is here and forecasters are predicting an above normal season. We'll have the 2011 outlook. Plus, a bill before the state senate would limit access to tanning beds for teens is receiving backing from statewide medical interests.
New Bern, NC – North Carolina ranks 8th in the nation where human trafficking takes place. This week on the Down East Journal, we'll hear one girl's story. And, Greene County Middle School students come to the end of a school year marked by the destruction of their school during the April 16th tornadoes. Plus, a Broadway-style community theater opens its doors this weekend in Jacksonville.
New Bern, NC – On the Down East Journal, we conclude our spring time Civil War Series. State historians who believe that a nearly 150-year-old count of the state's Civil War dead is inaccurate are nearing completion of their own count. And, thousands of eastern North Carolinians are expected to travel this Memorial Day weekend. We'll have some tips on how to increase your fuel economy and how to stay safe while you're on the water.
New Bern, NC – On the next Down East Journal, an ECU professor is leading a study that seeks to improve treatments for veterans dealing with Gulf War illness. And, our Civil War Series continues with a look at the Battle of Fort Macon.
New Bern, NC – On the Down East Journal, we explore the role black men played during the Civil War. We'll hear from sons of Confederate veterans to answer the question, "did blacks, free or slave, take up arms for the Confederacy?" And, our Civil War Series continues with a look at the Battle of New Bern.
New Bern, NC – On the Down East Journal, our Civil War Series continues with a look at the war in Kinston, the site of two battles that occured toward the beginning and the end of the conflict. And, we'll explore the role of the colored man during the war and seek to answer the question "did black men, free or slave, take up arms for the Confederacy?"
New Bern, NC – On the Down East Journal, we'll hear from a FEMA official on aid that's available for those that suffered damage during the April 16th tornadoes. And, we'll continue our Civil War Series with a geographical look at the war in eastern North Carolina. This week, we'll focus on the Battle of Plymouth and the defender of the port town, the CSS Albemarle.
New Bern, NC – Eastern North Carolina is rebuilding in the wake of last weekend's tornadoes, This week on The Down East Journal, we'll look at what happened last Saturday and the ongoing effort to clean up from the storm. Plus, we continue our Civil War Series with a look at what life was like for a Confederate soldier and his wife during the war. Plus new commentary from Joan Carris.
New Bern, NC – On The Down East Journal, we start our Civil War Series by following the progression of the war as it took place in eastern North Carolina. And, we take a flight with Jared Brumbaugh to get ready for the Wings Over Wayne Air Show.
New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal, discussion of a possible toll on the currently free ferry between Hatteras and Ocracoke Island is generating concern among businesses and residents. And, L.C. Morris reports on a North Carolina based study that finds oral tongue cancer is increasing in young, white females.
New Bern, NC – Radiation from a crippled Japanese nuclear reactor has been detected in the air in North Carolina. This week on The Down East Journal, we talk to experts about a recent increase in testing and what we can expect as Japan cleans up from the disaster. And, a report on how a lack of sleep may lead to weight gain for youngsters.
New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal, residents from Wilmington to Greenville witnessed a firey streak across t;he Carolina sky. We'll hear first hand accounts and get some scientific insight on what people experianced. And, a recent study at ECU finds that some video game usage can alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety. Plus, the Garden Journal and the Military Growth Task Force.
New Bern, NC – Over 92 million US households have at least one credit card, but that could soon change. This week on The Down East Journal, L.C. Morris looks at how credit cards may become as outdated as vinyl records. Plus, additional money is available to veterans, exiting military, and spouses of military members get a college education. And, we celebrate Black History Month and look at the Underground Railroad in eastern North Carolina.
New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal, it's been 50 years since a B-52 bomber carrying two nuclear bombs crashed near Goldsboro. We'll from an eyewitness and the only crew member still alive. Plus, Carrboro resident... and 7th generation North Carolinian... Johnathan Byrd pays tribute to his home state with a series of songs about and inspired by his home state on his latest CD. Plus, the latest Garden Journal.