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.
New Bern, NC – There are over 170,000 adults with Alzheimer's disease in North Carolina, and that number is expected to increase. This week on the Down East Journal, caregivers are learning a better way to communicate with Alzheimer's patients. And, commerical and now residential consumers can sell back power to local utilties as energy companies try to reach renewable energy quotas.
New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal, archaeologist have completed a six week dive in the Beaufort Harbor examining wreackage believed to be the pirate Blackbeard's Queen Annes Revenge. And, Greenville is looking to break a world record this weekend.
New Bern, NC – It's hard to define the modern family these days. This week on the Down East Journal, we'll take a look at the rising number of young unwed mothers. Plus, the Coast Guard Cutter Elm returned to North Carolina after spending several months contributing to the Gulf oil spill cleanup operations. A feature on their deployment and what they experianced.
New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal, we visit the kitchen of a local chef who shares his favorite post-Thanksgiving recipies. And, a Craven County school is taking leftover cooking oil and converting it into biofuel.
New Bern, NC – It's been a week since record rainfall totals left portions of eastern North Carolina underwater. This week on the Down East Journal, we travel to the hard hit areas and talk to residents and business owners as they clean up from the disaster. Plus, the MGTF Update and the Garden Journal.
New Bern, NC – Jones and Pamlico Counties were selected to participate in a North Carolina program that helps less prosperous counties identify development and economic needs, and address them. And, a collaboration of 40 North Carolina hospitals are trying to reduce the rate of elective pregnancies that haven't reached 39 weeks. Plus, the MGTF Update and the Garden Journal.
New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal, New Bern celebrates its 300th anniversary with a jubilee. We'll talk about the many events and activities taking place this weekend. Plus, the Military Growth Task Force Update and the Garden Journal.
New Bern, NC – They're creepy, crawly and love to suck your blood. Bed bugs are making a comeback in eastern North Carolina. This week on the Down East Journal, we'll tell you how to recognize a bed bug infestation and how to prevent them from bugging you. plus, we talk about a program that is helping put veterans through college during the Military Growth Task Force.